Young Su Ko

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Primary vesical actinomycosis is an extremely rare disease. In most cases it is misdiagnosed as vesical or urachal tumor and usually diagnosed through post-operative pathologic confirmation. Here we report a case of primary vesical actinomycosis confirmed by preoperative repeated multiple transabdominal biopsies. The patient was a 49-yr-old woman who(More)
Forty-seven consecutive patients with clinically suspected acute appendicitis were studied at this hospital from June, 1994 to March, 1995. All the patients had received a complete study protocol including: detailed history and physical examination; complete blood cell count with differential count; erythrocyte sedimentation rate; C-reactive protein and(More)
Seventeen cases of abdominal teratoma were studied retrospectively. These patients had been diagnosed at Cathay General Hospital from 1978 to 1993. The male to female ratio was 9:8, the range of age at diagnosis was from 2 days to 13 years. The chief complaints were palpable abdominal mass in 13 patients (76%) and abdominal distention in 7 (41%). Fifteen(More)
A 13-year-old boy presented with carcinoma of the ascending colon. He had had intermittent abdominal pain for about one year, with body weight loss, prior to admission. Physical examination showed diffuse abdominal tenderness, but no palpable mass. Lower GI barium study and colonofibroscopic examination showed a protruding mass over the proximal ascending(More)
A 4-month-old male infant was admitted to our hospital because of poor intake and mild abdominal distention for 1 day. Fever and watery diarrhea had occurred 4 days prior to admission, but subsided 2 days later after taking oral medications. A physical examination showed an acute ill-looking baby with a soft and mildly distended abdomen. The bowel sound was(More)
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