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Primary repair of colon injuries: a prospective randomized study.
Due to the results of a 6-year experience with civilian penetrating colon injuries at Mount Carmel/Grace Hospital, in Detroit, Michigan, which had favored primary repair of colon injuries, aExpand
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Role of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in the management of gangrenous cholecystitis.
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is increasingly being employed as the initial surgical approach in patients with acute cholecystitis. Gangrenous cholecystitis will be unexpectedly encounteredExpand
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Nonsentinel lymph node status after positive sentinel lymph node biopsy in early breast cancer.
Axillary dissection is the current standard of care for patients with breast cancer who are diagnosed with metastasis to axillary sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). Recently, that concept has come underExpand
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Prognostic factors in primary adenocarcinoma of the small intestine: 13-year single institution experience
BackgroundAdenocarcinoma of the small bowel is a relatively rare malignancy as compared to the other malignancies of the gastrointestinal tract. Nonspecific presentation and infrequent occurrenceExpand
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Total thyroidectomy versus lobectomy as initial operation for small unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma: A meta-analysis.
INTRODUCTION Consensus guidelines have recommended total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) > 1 cm. However, the optimal surgical approach for small and unilateral (≤1 cm) PTCExpand
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Setons in the Treatment of Anal Fistula: Review of Variations in Materials and Techniques
Aim: Anorectal fistulas have been a common surgical problem since ancient times. Age-old seton techniques are still practicedsuccessfully in the treatment of complex anal fistulas. Many variations inExpand
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Management of enterocutaneous fistulae: A 10 years experience.
AIM To compare the outcomes of conservative vs surgical treatment of enterocutaneous fistulae (ECF) in a community teaching hospital over a decade. METHODS All cases of ECF between 1997 and 2007Expand
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Portal Vein Thrombosis: An Unusual Complication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
Background: Complications following laparoscopic cholecystectomy are encountered infrequently due to increasing proficiency in laparoscopic surgery. The occurrence of portal venous thrombosisExpand
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Splenic rupture following colonoscopy.
To the Editor.— With the advent of the fiberoptic colonoscope, colonoscopy has been used more widely as a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. Colonoscopic polypectomy has almost replaced theExpand
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Topical gentamicin does not provide any additional anastomotic strength when combined with fibrin glue.
BACKGROUND We evaluated the effect of a combination of fibrin sealant and topical gentamicin on a colonic anastomosis in a rat model. METHODS Partial anastomosis in the transverse colon wasExpand
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