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We report a case of fatal mesenteric artery thrombosis following laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 60-year-old hypertensive woman, whose preoperative complaints were not typical of calculous biliary disease. Two previous case reports have associated laparoscopic cholecystectomy and acute...
As with standard microsurgical procedures performed at laparotomy, laparoscopic tubal anastomosis requires great dexterity. Handling fine suture materials under magnification to anastomose tubal segments with lumens less than 3 mm in diameter while working with your hands at a distance from the...
Morgagni's hernias represent between 2 and 4% of the whole of nontraumatic diaphragmatic hernias in the adult, and the treatment (even with minimal symptoms) is always with surgery. We present the case of a 50-year-old woman with an oppressive, postprandial discomfort in the right side of her...
Laparoscopic ventral herniorraphy is an attractive alternative to conventional open repair. It preserves the benefits of minimally invasive surgical procedures by offering decreased discomfort and hospital stay while affording a low recurrence rate. Although technically feasible, unrolling a...
A 27-year-old woman with a past history of pulmonary tuberculosis presented with right iliac fossa pain and low-grade fever. She was empirically treated for Crohn's disease despite undergoing multiple investigations that failed to provide a strongly suspected diagnosis. After 3 days of therapy,...
In the past decade, laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the gold standard treatment for gallbladder disease. A debate has arisen about using CO 2 to distend the abdomen because of negative effects on venous return to the heart and declining cardiac output. Some authors have supported the use...
Retroperitoneal abscess formation secondary to retained spilled gallstones after laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a rare complication. We describe the case of a patient with this complication as well as a novel method utilizing interventional radiologic localization with subsequent operative...
This phase I animal study attempts to develop a nonexcisional method of treating hemorrhoidal varicosities submucosally using interstitial laser beam. Three laser wavelengths at four energy levels were applied interstitially to pig rectal submucosa to evaluate the effects on the vasculature,...
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