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BACKGROUND: The rarity of the occurrence of metastatic malignancy in injured liver has been noted by many observers. However, since the clinicopathological features of primary carcinoma and the etiology of liver disease of these patients vary greatly, this phenomenon may not be universal....
Background: The treatment of lymphoproliferative diseases requires extensive histological, immunohistochemical, and cytogenetic diagnosis. The aim of this study was to analyze the results of 66 laparoscopic procedures in the diagnosis, staging, and restaging of hematological malignancies...
BACKGROUND: Several methods for using a prosthetic material to repair incisional hernias have been described, but only one previous report discussed pure intraperitoneal placement of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). METHODS: Retrospective review of medical records of 84 patients in whom...
BACKGROUND: Epidemiological studies have suggested that soluble dietary fibers are hypocholesterolemic and may inhibit cholelithiasis. METHODS: Thirty prairie dogs were placed on a cholesterol-supplemented lithogenic diet. Ten animals received 5% psyllium (PSY) and 10 animals received 5%...
Background: Prospective evaluation of the percutaneous tracheostomy by the guide wire dilating forceps (GWDF) technique. Methods: In 50 selected patients percutaneous tracheostomy with fiberscopic control was performed and evaluated. Results: Most percutaneous tracheostomies were performed...
BACKGROUND: We performed a prospective randomized trial to compare the efficacy and safety of tacrolimus (FK506) versus cyclosporine (CSA) in black primary cadaveric renal transplant (CRT) recipients. METHODS: Between December 1994 and February 1997, 35 black primary CRT recipients were enrolled...
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is emerging as a new therapeutic method for management of solid tumors. We report here our experience in the use of this technique for management of primary and secondary unresectable liver cancers. METHODS: Thirty-five patients with liver cancers were...
Background: Neck surgery is one of the newest fields of application of video-assisted surgery. We developed a technique for minimally invasive, totally gasless video-assisted thyroid lobectomy. Methods: The procedure was accepted by a patient with a follicular nodule of the left lobe of the...
BACKGROUND: Advances in molecular biology have enabled specific antigens present on colorectal cells to be characterized, against which immune responses may be generated. This, in combination with our inability to significantly alter survival from this condition, has resurrected an interest in...
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