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  1. Suspected acute appendicitis is the most frequent cause for emergency operations in visceral surgery worldwide. In approximately twenty percent of all cases however, the diagnosis is incorrect and patients und...

    Authors: Lucas M Bachmann, Dominique B Bischof, Stephan A Bischofberger, Marco G Bonani, Franziska M Osann and Johann Steurer

    Citation: BMC Surgery 2002 2:2

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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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