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  1. The relatively rare carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater is a neoplasia with a good prognosis compared to pancreatic cancer. Preoperative staging is important in planning the most suitable surgical intervention.

    Authors: Panagiotis Skordilis, Ioannis A Mouzas, Philippos D Dimoulios, Georgios Alexandrakis, Joanna Moschandrea and Elias Kouroumalis

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:1

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The purpose of this clinical study is to evaluate the feasibility of using 2-mm laparoscopic instruments to perform an appendectomy in patients with clinically suspected acute appendicitis and compare the outc...

    Authors: Gamal Mostafa, Brent D Matthews, Ronald F Sing, Kent W Kercher and B Todd Heniford

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2001 1:4

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Recurrences have been a significant problem following hernia repair. Prosthetic materials have been increasingly used in hernia repair to prevent recurrences. Their use has been associated with several advanta...

    Authors: George H Sakorafas, Ioannis Halikias, Christos Nissotakis, Nikolaos Kotsifopoulos, Alexios Stavrou, Constantinos Antonopoulos and George A Kassaras

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2001 1:3

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  4. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is a promising alternative to open surgery although concerns exist in regard to laparoscopic treatment of pheocromocytoma. This report compares the outcome of laparoscopic and conven...

    Authors: Bjørn Edwin, Airazat M Kazaryan, Tom Mala, Per F Pfeffer, Tor Inge Tønnessen and Erik Fosse

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2001 1:2

    Content type: Research article

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