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PURPOSE The association between CD14 -159C/T polymorphism and the susceptibility to gastric cancer (GC) has been reported. However, the results were inconclusive. In the present study, a case-control study and a meta-analysis were performed to assess the possible association between -159C/T in the CD14 gene and GC risk. PATIENTS AND METHODS Relevant(More)
Experience with 13 free lateral thigh flaps is presented. In only one case was there necrosis and this was partial. The method of raising the flap is described in detail and the advantages and disadvantages are described. This flap is more difficult to raise than the medial thigh flap and care must be taken in searching for its supplying vascular pedicle.
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