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UNLABELLED A 12-year-old boy with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) presented with a large retroperitoneal tumour. Exploratory surgery revealed an infiltrative tumour originating from the pancreas, with local metastases to the lymph nodes. The histologal diagnosis was a malignant islet cell tumour. Retrospectively measured pancreatic hormone levels, however,(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS Infection of the gastrostomy opening after placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) catheter has been reported to occur quite often, especially when the pull method is used. We therefore compared complications occurring with the pull and push methods, and evaluated the role of antibiotic prophylaxis. PATIENTS AND(More)
Early enteral nutrition improves the outcome of severely injured patients. To provide enteral nutrition, various methods are available. In a restrospective study we analysed the outcome of 24 severely traumatized patients (mean ISS = 44), in whom a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) was used for enteral nutrition. All patients had been admitted to(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic and endoscopic hernia repair popularized the preperitoneal mesh position due to promising results concerning less chronic pain. However, considerable proportions of severe adverse events, learning curves, or added costs have to be taken into account. Therefore, open preperitoneal mesh techniques may have more advantages. The open(More)
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy catheters are frequently placed in patients with pharyngeal tumors. In this article, we report a patient with a metastasis of a large hypopharyngeal carcinoma in the gastrostomy tract, probably caused by placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy catheter by the pull method. The metastasis decreased considerably(More)
OBJECTIVES Provoked compression of the popliteal artery by active plantar flexion of the foot is still mainstay in the assessment of the popliteal artery entrapment syndrome. In this study, the effects of several provocation manoeuvres of the foot on the flow patterns of the popliteal arteries of normal healthy volunteers were evaluated. DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Anterior open treatment of the inguinal hernia with a tension-free mesh has reduced the incidence of hernia recurrence. The Lichtenstein procedure is the current reference technique for inguinal hernia treatment. Chronic pain has become the main postoperative complication after surgical inguinal hernia repair, especially following Lichtenstein.(More)
BACKGROUND The preperitoneal mesh position seems preferable to reduce the number of patients with postoperative chronic pain after inguinal hernia surgery. The transrectus sheath preperitoneal mesh repair (TREPP) is gaining popularity. Teaching a new technique requires a standardized approach to achieve an optimal learning curve. The aim of this paper was(More)