Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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Training models in laparoscopy: a systematic review comparing their effectiveness in learning surgical skills.
We searched Pubmed, CENTRAL, and Science Citation index expanded for randomised clinical trials and randomised cross-over studies comparing laparoscopic training models. Studies comparing one model with no training were also included. The reference list of identified trials was searched for further...
Acute hernial strangulation following Wii Fit exercises.
We present a case of a patient who presented with an acute strangulation of a pre-existing asymptomatic paraumbilical hernia after completing a series of aerobic exercises on her Wii Fit. She required laparotomy and small bowel resection for infarcted bowel. Although a number of minor mechanical and...
Clinical applications of FDG-probe guided surgery.
We describe the application of FDG-probe guided surgery in 9 patients. The application of FDG-probe guided surgery used in 9 consecutive patients with oncological and infectious diseases is described. Four hours before surgery, 3.5 MBq/Kg body weight FDG was intravenously administered after which a...
How to prepare a scientific surgical paper. A practical approach.
Electronic medical file exchange between on-duty care providers and the attending paediatrician: a Belgian paediatric pilot project.
The authors propose the introduction of a pilot project: "paediatric core file exchange in emergencies" (PCF-EXEM) which enables the exchange of medical data between the attending paediatrician (AP), holder of the medical record, and on-duty medical units (i.e. general practitioners,...
Antoine Depage's relationship with Queen Elisabeth of Belgium.
I by his prominent role in the 'Océan'-hospital in De Panne at the Flemish coast. His close connection with Queen Elisabeth, working as a nurse in the hospital, resulted in an intimate friendship, which was particularly hearty when Depage lost his wife in 1915, and during his illness in 1923-1925....
Arterioureteral fistula. An unusual cause of aortofemoral bypass infection. A case report.
We report a case of arterioureteral fistula after aortobifemoral bypass surgery and prolonged bilateral double J stents due to ureteral stenosis. A 70-year-old woman presented with a non-tender mass in the left groin and a single episode of haematuria 2 months earlier. A Computed Tomography (CT) rev...
Pelvic exenteration: long-term oncological results in a series of 106 patients.
The aim of this retrospective study is to present the oncological results obtained in a series of 106 patients who underwent a pelvic exenteration with curative intent. Between December 1980 and December 2008 pelvic exenteration was performed in a series of 106 patients, in 69 for gynecologic cancer...
Spontaneous duodenal intramural haematoma imitating pancreatic pseudocyst.
We reported a 54 year-old female treated for epigastric pain. The patient's history, laboratory data, ultrasonography and CT findings resulted in a mistaken diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, necrosis of the pancreatic body with a subsequent development of pancreatic pseudocyst. The CT guided drainage...
Thoraco-abdominal wall reconstruction after surgical debulking of a giant retroperitoneal liposarcoma: a case report.
A case of a patient with a recurrent dedifferentiated retroperitoneal liposarcoma with extensive invasion of the thoraco-abdominal wall including the skin, requiring reconstructive surgery after debulking of the tumor is reported.