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INTRODUCTION Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystic neoplasm is very rare and its histogenesis is unclear. PRESENTATION OF CASE This paper presents the case of a 31-year-old female in whom an incidentally detected retroperitoneal cystic mass, 6.5cm in size, was successfully resected through laparoscopic approach. Pathologic examination revealed a(More)
INTRODUCTION Dermoid cyst of the pancreas, also called cystic teratoma, is a benign, well-differentiated, and extremely rare germ cell neoplasm. Preoperative diagnosis is challenging since there are no definitive preoperative diagnostic tests or pathognomonic findings. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a case of a 54-year-old male who presented with an(More)
Torsion of the gallbladder is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose preoperatively, but prompt surgical intervention is necessary to avoid possible sepsis and death. A 36-year-old pregnant woman presented to Emergency Department with a constant epigastric pain at 17 weeks of gestation. Abdominal ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging(More)
PURPOSE To further improve the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, single port laparoscopic techniques continue to be developed. We report our initial experience with single port laparoscopic appendectomy (SPLA) in children and compare its outcomes to those of conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA). METHODS Clinical data were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Cystic duct adenocarcinoma is a rare disease because the cystic duct has a short length and a narrow cavity. Cystic duct adenocarcinoma accounts for 8% of all gallbladder adenocarcinoma; of these, adenocarcinoma that develops from the remnant cystic duct after cholecystectomy is extremely rare. We report a case of incidentally detected(More)
Enteropathy-type T-cell lymphoma (ETTL) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) classification, it is a subtype of the peripheral T-cell lymphomas. This disease is associated with gluten-sensitive enteropathy, has a high risk of intestinal perforation and obstruction, and is refractory to chemotherapeutic(More)
Paraduodenal hernia is a rare congenital malformation. Management consists of reduction of the herniated intestine and repair of the defect. A 74-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with persistent right upper quadrant pain that began 3 hours ago. Physical examination revealed tenderness at right upper quadrant of abdomen. Computed(More)
Appendicular schwannoma is a rare tumor originating from Schwann's cells in the Auerbach plexus. The preoperative diagnosis is difficult because the clinical features are nonspecific, and it is mostly found accidentally via a radiologic image as a tumor, mimicking malignancy. We report a case of an appendicular schwannoma coexisting with an adenocarcinoma(More)
BACKGROUND The placenta is a very attractive source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for regenerative medicine due to readily availability, non-invasive acquisition, and avoidance of ethical issues. Isolating MSCs from parts of placenta tissue has obtained growing interest because they are assumed to exhibit different proliferation and differentiation(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There are still concerns about the comparative outcomes of operative treatment (OT) and conservative (nonsurgical) treatment (CT) for small bowel obstruction (SBO), especially that caused by single adhesive bands. We performed a retrospective study to compare surgical with nonsurgical outcomes. METHODS A total of 62 patients were(More)