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  1. Surgical Mortality Audit-lessons Learned in a Developing Nation.

    International surgery 100(6):1026 (2015) PMID 26414825

    Surgical audit is a systematic, critical analysis of the quality of surgical care that is reviewed by peers against explicit criteria or recognized standards. It is used to improve surgical practice with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. As the pattern of surgical care is different in...
  2. A Left-Sided Approach for Resection of Hepatic Caudate Lobe Hemangioma: Two Case Reports and a Literature Review.

    International surgery 100(6):1054 (2015) PMID 26414827

    Resection of the hemangioma located in the caudate lobe is a major challenge in current liver surgery. This study aimed to present our surgical technique for this condition. Two consecutive patients with symptomatic hepatic hemangioma undergoing caudate lobectomy were investigated retrospectivel...
  3. A Promising Method for Repairing Low-Level Biliary Strictures After Cholecystectomy.

    International surgery 100(6):1072 (2015) PMID 26414830

    The purpose of this study is to introduce and evaluate a new technique of repairing bile ducts by the tubular gastric wall with a vascularized pedicle. Both the end-to-end bile duct repair and Roux-en-Y hepatoenterostomy have limitations in the treatment of benign bile duct strictures after chol...
  4. Neoadjuvant Long-Course Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer: Does Time to Surgery Matter?

    International surgery 100(6):968 (2015) PMID 26414816

    The objective of this paper was to evaluate whether delaying surgery following long-course chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer correlates with pathologic complete response. Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is standard practice in the UK for the management of locally advanced rectal cancer. ...
  5. Skeletonization and Isolation of the Glissonean and Venous Branches in Liver Surgery With an Ultrasonic Scalpel Technology.

    International surgery 100(6):1048 (2015) PMID 26414826

    This study describes a novel technique for skeletonization and isolation of Glissonean and venous branches during liver surgery using a harmonic scalpel (HS). Hepatic resections with HS were performed with the skeletonization and isolation technique in 50 patients (HS group). Variables evaluated...
  6. Clinical Role of Modified Seton Procedure and Coring Out for Treatment of Complex Anal Fistulas Associated With Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

    International surgery 100(6):974 (2015) PMID 26414817

    A variety of techniques have been described to treat complex anal fistulas. When complex anal fistulas are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa, the treatment has to be appropriately tailored for the severity and distribution of the disease so as to remove the external fistula tract to preve...
  7. Prolapsing Gastric Polyp Causing Intermittent Gastric Outlet Obstruction.

    International surgery 100(6):1148 (2015) PMID 25578789

    Gastric polyps are often an incidental finding on upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, with an incidence up to 5%. The majority of gastric polyps are asymptomatic, occurring secondary to inflammation. Prior reviews discussed Helicobacter pylori (H pylori)-associated singular gastric polyposis; howe...
  8. Postpancreatoduodenectomy Hemorrhage Treated by Combined Transcatheter Arterial Embolization and Superior Mesenteric Artery to Iliac Artery Bypass: Report of a Case.

    International surgery 100(6):1084 (2015) PMID 25588626

    Postpancreatectomy hemorrhage is a potentially life-threatening complication. We report herein our experience with a 65-year-old man with locally advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy with lymphadenectomy following neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. On postoperative ...
  9. Comparison of Anterior Versus Posterior Approach in the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fractures: A Systematic Review.

    International surgery 100(6):1124 (2015) PMID 26414835

    Despite extensive research on thoracolumbar fractures, controversy still exists about which approach is the most appropriate. Lack of evidence-based practice may result in patients being treated inappropriately. The objective of study was to perform a systematic review of the effectiveness of th...
  10. Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas: Current Perspectives.

    International surgery 100(6):1060 (2015) PMID 26414828

    In this article, we aimed to review the literature on the clinics and management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas is a mucin-producing cystic mass originating from the pancreatic ductal system. Approximately 25% of the pan...