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Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine if laparoscopic varicocelectomy (LV) with preservation of the testicular artery (TA) is a satisfactory alternative to standard open surgical techniques in adolescents. Methods: Between June 1993 and June 1999 left LV was performed on 40 boys, median...
Background/Purpose: Pathologic angiogenesis in tumors is a potential target for novel therapies. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is an angiogenic promoter present in a wide variety of human tumors. VEGF is expressed as 4 isoforms; one of these, VEGF165, predominates in human tumors. The...
Background/Purpose: The preferred treatment for children with major pancreatic ductal injury remains controversial. This report compares our results using early operation with previously reported series using both operative and nonoperative management. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of...