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Background The incidence of appendicitis in pregnant patients is 0.04% to 0.20%, making it the most common nonobstetric surgical procedure in pregnancy. This study examines whether an appendectomy during any stage of pregnancy affects future development of motor, sensory, and social skills of the...
Background The treatment of rectal cancer has improved significantly over the last century. Advances in surgical and adjuvant therapy coupled with a better understanding of the natural history have allowed for acceptance of progressively diminished margins for distal neoplasms. In order to better...