Wen-Chieh Fan

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INTRODUCTION Operating on an enlarged spleen via the laparoscopic approach presents several challenges. A homemade bag may facilitate retrieval of the enlarged spleen assisted by a laparoscope and save medical expense. AIM To assess the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic splenectomy for moderate or massive splenomegaly using our technique and a(More)
BACKGROUND An implantable port device provides an easily accessible central route for long-term chemotherapy. Venous catheter migration is one of the rare complications of venous port implantation. It can lead to side effects such as pain in the neck, shoulder, or ear, venous thrombosis, and even life-threatening neurologic problems. To date, there are few(More)
BACKGROUND Implantable venous access port (IVAP)-related blood stream infections (BSIs) are one of the most common complications of implantable venous ports. The risk factors and pathogens for IVAP-related BSIs are still controversial. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed all patients who received IVAPs at a Hospital in Taiwan from January 1, 2011 to June(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of staged laparoscopic colectomy for acute malignant colon obstruction. METHODS Through a laparoscopic approach, emergency blowhole colostomy and subsequent elective resection were performed. RESULTS There were 14 men and 8 women, ages ranging from 42 to 79 years. All patients underwent laparoscopic blowhole(More)
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