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We present our experience in the management of complications after a colon interposition for corrosive esophageal burns. From April 1976 to December 2006, 85 patients with caustic esophageal burns were included in this study. The superior belly median incision with an anterior border incision of the left sternocleidomastoid was used. Anastomosis between the(More)
In this article, we reviewed our experience of treatment of the delayed intrathoracic nonmalignant esophageal perforation employing modified intraluminal esophageal stent. Between February 1990 and August 2006, eight patients were included in this study. Five patients experienced sepsis. The interval time between perforation and stent placement ranged from(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the role of breast cancer anti-estrogen resistance 1 (BCAR1) expression in relation to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), p53, and proliferation in esophageal squamous cell cancer (ESCC). Expression of BCAR1, VEGF, p53, and the ki-67 proliferative index were examined by tissue microarray and(More)
The downregulation of zinc ribbon domain-containing 1 (ZNRD1) protein was recently found to partially reverse the resistance of human leukemia cells toward chemical therapeutic drugs. Therefore, the ZNRD1 protein might be involved in the process of DNA damage and repair. To explore the possible protective effects of ZNRD1 on DNA damage induced by(More)
Commonly used procedures for reconstructing hypopharyngeal and cervical esophageal defects resulting from total laryngopharyngectomy (TL) are the gastric conduit or colon transposition as well as microvascularized free flaps. Herein we designed an alternative procedure utilizing bilateral platysma myocutaneous flaps (PMCFs) for the reconstruction of(More)
This article sums up the histochemical and immunohistochemical study of 55 cases of gastric carcinoma and 21 controls with benign gastric lesions. The results showed most of the adjacent mucosa of gastric carcinoma developed incomplete type intestinal metaplasia (IM). The percentage of Type IIb (ie, secreting sulphomucin) reached 72.5%. In most cases, high(More)
In this article we present our experience in the management of achalasia. From May 1988 through August 2005, 71 patients with achalasia underwent transabdominal esophagocardiomyotomy and partial posterior fundoplication. Barium swallow, manometry, and 24-h pH studies were performed in all patients preoperatively. Manometry and 24-h pH monitoring were only(More)
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