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  1. Single-incision plus one-port laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection with bilateral pelvic lymph node dissection for advanced rectal cancer...

    International surgery 100(1):15 (2015) PMID 25594635

    We describe our experience of APR with SLS plus one port (SLS + 1) for treating advanced rectal cancer. A 65-year-old man underwent the procedure, which involved a 35-mm incision in the left side of the umbilicus for the insertion of a single multichannel port as well as the insertion of a 5-mm port...
  2. Plasma osteopontin predicts inflammatory bowel disease activities.

    International surgery 100(1):38 (2015) PMID 25594638

    We simultaneously examined plasma OPN levels and 17 cytokines. This study included 24 ulcerative colitis (UC) patients, 17 Crohn's disease (CD) patients, and 23 normal controls. Clinical parameters were also examined. The plasma OPN levels of the UC and CD patients were significantly higher than tho...
  3. Documented complications of staple hemorrhoidopexy: a systematic review.

    International surgery 100(1):44 (2015) PMID 25594639

    A systematic review addressing reported complications of stapled hemorrhoidopexy was conducted. Articles were identified via searching OVID and MEDLINE between July 2011 and October 2013. Limitations were placed on the search criteria with articles published from 1998 to 2013 being included in this...
  4. Improved health-related quality of life after surgical management of severe refractory constipation-dominant irritable bowel syndrome.

    International surgery 100(1):63 (2015) PMID 25594641

    Our objective was to determine whether surgical management would improve health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in severe refractory constipation-dominant FGIDs. From 2003 to 2005, 6 patients underwent total colectomy with end ileostomy or primary anastomosis. They completed Short Form 36 (SF-36) an...
  5. A novel bowel necrosis classification system and examination of patient outcomes in incarcerated groin hernia patients.

    International surgery 100(1):96 (2015) PMID 25594645

    The objective of this study was to determine a classification system for BN in incarcerated groin hernia patients and to explore the possible relationship between BN staging and patient outcomes. Incarcerated groin hernia patients treated with emergency bowel resection from January 2008 to December...
  6. Intramedullary cervical tuberculoma: a case report with note on surgical management.

    International surgery 100(1):133 (2015) PMID 25594653

    We present an intramedullary cervical tuberculoma in a 21-year-old patient with finding of spinal cord compression. All 4 limbs were spastic, with grade 1 power on the right side and grade 3 power on the left side. Sensory deficit was found below the C6 level. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an in...
  7. Fecoflowmetric analysis of anorectal motor function in postoperative anal-preserving surgery patients with low rectal cancer comparison with...

    International surgery 100(1):29 (2015) PMID 25594637

    The aim of this study was to elucidate whether fecoflowmetry (FFM) could evaluate more detailed evacuative function than anorectal manometry by comparing between FFM or anorectal manometric findings and the clinical questionnaires and the types of surgical procedure in the patients who received anal...
  8. The outcome of laparoscopic surgery with and without short gastric vessel division for achalasia.

    International surgery 99(6):846 (2014) PMID 25437598 PMCID PMC4254251

    Abstract Short gastric vessel division (SGVD) has been performed as a part of fundoplication for achalasia. However, whether or not SGVD is necessary is still unknown. Forty-six patients with achalasia who underwent a laparoscopic surgery with or without SGVD were analyzed. A questionnaire was admin...
  9. Primary enteric-type mucinous adenocarcinoma of the urethra in a patient with ulcerative colitis.

    International surgery 99(5):669 (2014) PMID 25216440 PMCID PMC4253943

    We present herein a rare case of mucinous urethral adenocarcinoma in a male patient with longstanding ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis. The patient presented with a voluminous pelvic mass; core biopsy of the lesion demonstrated a mucus-producing adenocarcinoma. Given the patient's history o...
  10. Laparoscopic Ligation of Inferior Mesenteric Artery and Internal Iliac Artery for the Treatment of Symptomatic Type II Endoleak After Endova...

    International surgery 99(5):681 (2014) PMID 25216443 PMCID PMC4253946

    We present a case undergoing successful laparoscopic ligation of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) and internal iliac artery (IIA) for the treatment of a symptomatic type II endoleak (T2E) after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The patient presented with abdominal and back pain 1 year after E...