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The risk of incisional hernia after a McBurney incision for acute appendicitis was very low; we recommend the repair of this uncommon incisional hernia with current standard tension-free prosthetic techniques.
Although surgical care has not been seen as a priority in the international public health community, surgical disease constitutes a significant portion of the global burden of disease and must urgently be addressed. The experience of the nongovernmental organizations Partners In Health (PIH) and...
Although not reported in the literature to date, tertiary hyperparathyroidism (tHPT) may arise from parathyroid autografts even in patients with a good KGF. In these cases, graft-dependent tHPT represents the inability of autonomous, nodular parathyroid tissue to regress despite the recovery of...
The aim of this study was to design an aggressive nonlethal animal model that would simulate surgical treatment of the abdominal aorta with a view to studying the systemic inflammatory response. Fourteen pigs were subjected to two sequential experiments. Experiment A was performed to determine...
Our new classification showed two distinct types of advanced cystic duct carcinoma, which may help in understanding the clinical characteristics of the carcinoma originated in the cystic duct.
Although emergency department thoracotomy (EDT) is often considered a controversial “last chance” method of resuscitation, we hypothesized that EDT performed in a busy urban Level I trauma center has significant salvage rates despite the absence of traditional survival predictors. A...
The wide array of questions and opportunities for surgical health services research offers important prospects for inquiry into surgical disparities. In this essay we discuss research that directly or indirectly addresses disparities in surgery, highlighting the strengths and the future...
In the first century of our common era, the Greek physician Heraklas wrote a brief essay on how to tie 16 knots and nooses for surgical and orthopedic purposes. His work is reintroduced and discussed here because its place in the origin and evolution of surgery needs to be properly acknowledged...
The aim of this study was to describe the localization and management of patients with pancreatic insulinomas and determine the most effective localization and surgical techniques in the presence of significant financial constraints in the patient population. We retrospectively reviewed the case...
Our results support the use of the Nd:YAG laser for treatment of stage I SCC of the lip with minimal morbidity and good DFS.
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