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Background. Even after curative resection of an early gastric cancer, some patients die of a recurrence. It is our view that patients with early gastric cancer who died of their disease had occult micrometastases in perigastric lymph nodes at the time of the original diagnosis. In an attempt to...
Background. Wound complications after lower extremity arterial reconstruction can range from a minor lymphatic leak that causes minimal disability to a severe infection that jeopardizes the limb and life of the affected patient. This study was designed to define more clearly the incidence,...
Background. Open surgery is the standard approach for splenectomy in hematologic disorders, but a few cases of successful laparoscopic splenectomy have been reported. Methods. Thirty-one patients (18 adults, group 1; and 13 children, group 2) underwent laparoscopic splenectomy. Indications for...
Background. This study was conducted to investigate with color flow duplex imaging the patterns and the extent of venous valvular incompetence in recurrent varicose vein disease. Methods. One hundred thirty-four limbs of 123 unselected patients who arrived in the outpatient clinic with residual...
Background. Experimental cholelithiasis is associated with elevated biliary calcium concentration and altered gallbladder absorption. Recent studies showed that extracellular calcium ((Ca 2+ ) ec ) plays a role in regulating gallbladder ion transport. The extent to which intracellular calcium...
Background. Recurrence occurs in 65% to 85% of patients after initial hepatectomy for metastases from colorectal cancer. Approximately one half of these have liver metastases, and in 20% to 30% only the liver is involved. Opportunity for resection is frequently limited because of diffuse liver...
Background. Recurrent hepatitis C virus hepatitis is associated with significant morbidity and mortality after liver transplantation. However, the risk factors for clinical recurrence including the role of rejection and immunosuppression have not been defined in patients receiving tacrolimus...
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