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Yim A P - - 1996
Video assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for spontaneous pneumothorax has been well described. However, there are few reports on the use of this technique on giant bullae. We report a 49 year old man with a symptomatic giant bulla who underwent a successful thoracoscopic staple resection. His chest drains were removed ...
Ekerot L - - 1996
Syndactyly correction results in skin deficiency. Skin grafting is avoided by the use of an extended dorsal interdigital flap for the web and approximation of the side flaps to cover the length of the digits. The technique has been used in 17 cases with all varieties of syndactyly. There were ...
Fischer T J - - 1996
The first cases using the set of instruments designed by James C. Y. Chow, MD, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, were performed in September of 1987 by the developer. His was the first written introduction of the technique of endoscopically assisted carpal tunnel release published by a US author. This technique ...
Burgner D - - 1996
OBJECTIVE: To briefly and critically review the role of new, rapid techniques, especially PCR, in the diagnosis of infectious diseases. METHODOLOGY: Review of the literature. RESULTS: New diagnostic techniques show great promise but many techniques are still in their infancy and the relative roles of the various methods remain uncertain. ...
Krikorian R K - - 1996
This is a report of a new modification of the "kissing balloon" technique for complex multivessel angioplasty. Based on a series of five consecutive cases, we describe a representative case in which a single guide catheter and two over-the-wire balloon catheters were utilized in association with a single inflation device. ...
Köckerling F - - 1996
This experimental study examines the usefulness of a totally laparoscopic anastomotic technique in the colon with the aid of the biofragmentable anastomotic Valtrac ring and a newly developed applicator device. Following closed intracorporeal colonic resection with the linear stapler and subsequent re-opening of the proximal and distal bowel ends after ...
Pynn B R - - 1995
Many dentists have patients in their practice with mandibular exostoses, termed torus mandibularis. The majority of these asymptomatic, benign bony outgrowths remain undisturbed over the patient's lifetime. However, the tori occasionally need to be removed. The differential diagnosis for the tori are discussed as well as the indications and techniques ...
Angle H S - - 1995
BACKGROUND: In the last 20 years the technique of operative laparoscopy has rapidly evolved, so the majority of gynecologic procedures can now be performed endoscopically. However, laparoscopy is still a relatively new technique, and we have much to learn about its associated complications and their management. In the English-language literature ...
Clevens R A - - 1995
This paper addresses plastic and reconstructive surgery of the earlobe, a topic that has received little attention in the literature. We review treatment of the lobule in surgery of the aging face, reconstruction of partial and complete lobular defects of both congenital and acquired etiology, as well as the challenging ...
Field L M - - 1995
BACKGROUND: A variety of flap techniques are utilized to accomplish aesthetic reconstruction of the sideburn hairline. OBJECTIVE: This communication is intended to review such techniques, and to discuss their applicability to this location. METHOD: Selected cases from the author will be presented using both a discussion and a photographic format. ...
Lasagna B - - 1995
The paper analyses a series of biliary lithiasis cases encountered in 1983-92 in which cholelithiasis accounted for 79.3%, cholecystocholedochic calculosis for 16.6%, chronic stenotic papillitis for 2.1%, residual/recurring calculosis of the main biliary way after cholecystectomy for 1.7% and intrahepatic calculosis for 0.3%. Among the cases involving the main biliary ...
Tripp B M - - 1995
Neonatal hydronephrosis is being detected with increasing frequency. The majority of these cases have a tendency to resolve during infancy. Hydronephrosis is an anatomical entity that is not synonymous with obstruction. Review of the pathoembryology, the pathophysiology, the diagnostic techniques currently used and the natural history of hydronephrosis is given. ...
Juan K H - - 1995
The traditional submucosal resection of the septal deviation (SMR) is a good method to correct septal deviations, but it is not useful for treating either caudal end deviations or deformities from posterior septum to caudal ends. There have been several methods proposed to correct caudal end deviations, and Ellis's suture ...
Bramble D - - 1995
The author presents two case reports of peripubertal boys with severe and chronic head-banging parasomnias, or rhythmic movement disorders (RMDs), which started de novo whilst they were suffering from recurrent and severe otitis media in toddlerhood. Treatment consisting of straightforward behaviour modification techniques and advice concerning healthy sleeping habits proved ...
Arashiro K - - 1995
A case of successful replantation of a totally avulsed scalp in a 40-year-old woman is presented. During a 19-hr surgical procedure, bilateral superficial temporal arteries and veins were anastomosed. The postoperative course was uneventful, except for partial necrosis of the distal end of the avulsed flap, i.e., the occipital region. ...
Baroudi R - - 1995
The authors register a revision of the literature regarding the types of low transversal pubic incisions used in abdominoplasty. Since 1987, the traditional open W-type incision changed to a new type called the bicycle handlebar. In this procedure, the pubic segment remains in a lower line at the level of ...
Roehm J O JO - - 1995
PURPOSE: To determine whether a twist technique can help reduce the occurrence of fine-wire prolapse proximal to the hooks of the Bird's Nest filter in the inferior vena cava. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Abdominal radiographs were retrospectively analyzed after placement of filters with no twist (n = 100), with two 360 ...
Nish I A - - 1995
Maxillary nerve blockade is not commonly used by general practitioners due to a lack of experience with the techniques involved and the fear of iatrogenic damage. Nevertheless, it represents an excellent method of producing profound anesthesia in the maxilla, with definite indications in selected instances. The anatomy and techniques associated ...
Sansare K - - 1995
According to the old testament Adam was convinced by eve to put a "Bite Mark" on the apple. Interest in Forensic Odontology was heightened in the latter part of 19th Century. The first formal instructional programme was given at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, U.S. Since then the number ...
Ferrari M - - 1995
The need to preserve the gingival health during impression making for laboratory fabricated prostheses has been emphasized in literature and clinical practice. This article presents the placement of all-ceramic crowns utilizing a relatively new soft tissue retraction material, a polymer, cut into 2 mm wide strips. The sponge-like texture of ...
Lambert H M - - 1995
The recognition of APVR and its dissection, along with the use of perfluorocarbon liquids, has greatly improved the success rate in surgery for severe PVR. In reviewing our first 71 cases using these techniques, 75% were attached with one operation and 90% were attached with one or more operations. These ...
De Letter J - - 1995
The advances in endoscopic capabilities expanded the potential role of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic surgery. The introduction of safe linear stapling devices made thoracoscopic assisted segmental lung resections possible. Because of the postoperative advantages of a thoracoscopic operation, a technique for thoracoscopic lobectomies was developed. Three case reports are presented using ...
Cullen M C - - 1995
We present two cases of unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis complicated by avascular necrosis that were successfully treated with transtrochanteric anterior rotational osteotomy. These two cases both had severe avascular necrosis and were felt to be unsalvageable. We recommend this surgical technique as a viable alternative to other forms of ...
Heller K D - - 1995
Isolated atraumatic recurrent posterior subluxation of the shoulder (ARPS) constitutes 1% of all shoulder subluxations; it is therefore difficult for any single clinic to gain a large experience in treating this condition. Based on a review of the literature 83 cases of ARPS out of 237 reported cases with all ...
Jiménez-Cruz J F - - 1995
The microsurgical reattachment of a penis following self-amputation by a psychiatric patient is discussed. This is the 15th case reported in the literature. We have reviewed the previous reports and outline the management of penis amputation. The importance of using microsurgical techniques in order to achieve better functional and cosmetic ...
Dempsey P D - - 1995
The subperiosteal browlift and midface lift combination is a total mobilization of the composite full-thickness soft tissues from the bony skeleton with superior suspension. The object is to correct midfacial ptosis and the "tired" look of the lateral eyelids. It is done in conjunction with a browlift so that a ...
Cumberworth V L - - 1995
We report two cases of unilateral choanal atresia and one of choanal stenosis treated successfully by endoscopic fenestration, with no recurrence at a mean follow-up of 18 months. Rigid endoscopy and axial CT scanning confirm the clinical diagnosis and this technique avoids the need for stenting or prolonged post-operative stay.
Mohsen A A - - 1994
This article reports a new technique for laparoscopic appendectomy. The endocoagulator is used to effect sealing of the appendicular vessels, by heat, before their division. The technical steps are described. The results obtained from 30 cases prove its efficacy, safety, simplicity, and adaptability to varying clinical situations. The possible benefit ...
Pellecchia G L - - 1994
Lumbar traction is commonly used to treat patients with back pain. Typically, clinicians rely on expert opinion in making decisions about when and how to implement lumbar traction. The purpose of this paper was to review current knowledge of lumbar traction and to identify what, if any, empirical evidence supports ...
Eldor J - - 1994
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A case of delayed respiratory arrest in the combined spinal-epidural anesthesia (CSEA) is described. This event was likely due to morphine injected through the epidural catheter, unintentionally entering into the subarachnoid space through the hole in the dura that was made previously by the spinal needle in ...
Glover G H - - 1994
Presently, the scores of three to four reviewers of each abstract are averaged and form a major component of the input for decisions made in choosing papers for oral and poster presentations, and in rejecting others. No normalization is made for differences in either mean or standard deviation between the ...
Castillo A - - 1994
Respiratory arrest is an uncommon complication of retrobulbar anesthesia. We present a case in which it occurred following a 0.75% bupivacaine and 2% lidocaine retrobulbar block and analyze the possible causes. We conclude that the most important of these were the relatively high concentration and volume of the anesthetic and ...
Martin R A - - 1994
The Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) is a complication of ovulation enhancing technologies that is becoming more prevalent with increasing use of these techniques in infertile women. In this report, we describe a 36-year-old woman who presented to the Emergency Department with hemodynamic compromise secondary to OHSS. The OHSS is characterized ...
Blake D P - - 1994
Materials used to repair cranial defects have evolved tremendously over the past several decades. Advances in metallurgy, the development of acrylics, and the advent of modern imaging and histologic techniques all have played a role in improving cranioplastic materials. Discussed here is a case report depicting the use of synthetics ...
Pipingas A - - 1994
Intraumbilical oxytocin infusion for retained placenta is a relatively new and promising technique. We have tested the clinical feasibility of different infusion techniques in this study. Nine patients had intraumbilical infusions through a mucus aspiration catheter and 12 by an 18 gauge needle. Infusion was successful in 7(77.7%) of 9 ...
Gabriel K R - - 1994
The records of 29 patients who underwent epiphyseodesis of 56 physes in which a percutaneous (minimal incision) technique was used were reviewed. Length of surgery averaged 36 min per physis. Growth arrest was achieved in every instance. There were no cases of unplanned angular growth, no deep infections, and no ...
Buch J P - - 1994
In-office retrieval of spermatozoa from the vas deferens was successfully combined with intra-uterine insemination of the wife during her natural cycle in the case of a man with azoospermia due to a non-correctable obstruction of the vas deferens. The combined cost of both procedures (sperm retrieval and intra-uterine insemination with ...
Williamson R T - - 1994
The article is a clinical report of various techniques to enhance the aesthetic outcome of porcelain veneer restorations. Color and contour evaluation, increase in shade value, bleaching, and the use of temporary veneer restorations are presented and discussed. A case is used to illustrate the procedures. The learning objective of ...
Hankinson J A - - 1994
This paper reports on 5 years' experience using a leucite-reinforced porcelain crown system in a private practice setting. A total of 159 units of the porcelain were placed between November 1987 and November 1992. The porcelain can be employed in equigingival and supragingival cases, thereby reducing iatrogenic periodontal problems. The ...
Calder J C - - 1994
Otoplasty is a routinely performed procedure in virtually all plastic surgery units. However, there are few comprehensive reports in the literature on the incidence of complications. In a review of 562 consecutive patients we found significant morbidity. Residual deformity, haemorrhage, infection, keloid/hypertrophic scarring and anterior skin necrosis were recorded and ...
Adalet I - - 1994
Technetium-99m red blood cell (RBC) venography is a simple and sensitive technique for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis of the lower limb, but optimal labelling of the blood pool is essential for a diagnostic study. Here we report the case of a 44-year-old male with deep vein thrombosis of ...
Jeng S F - - 1994
A challenge to the microsurgeon is perfecting the technique of replantation of small pieces of facial tissue, mainly because of the extremely small size of the arteries as well as a lack of suitable veins for drainage. In the past 4 years, we have had seven cases of facial amputations, ...
Karanikas A - - 1994
During the last four years we have operated 12 patients with penile curvature (10 with congenital and 2 with Peyronie's disease). We applied three modifications of the basic Nesbit's corporoplasty trying to compare them. In conclusion, all techniques give satisfactory result, but, Kel─âmi's modification (7 cases) gives better cosmetic result ...
Pappas D G - - 1994
The original criteria for modifying a radical mastoidectomy were: (1) an intact pars tensa and a defective pars flaccida with cholesteatoma; (2) normal or near normal hearing; and (3) an intact, functional ossicular chain. We propose a fourth criterion: that the cholesteatoma site be delineated lateral to the body of ...
Chalifoux P R - - 1994
Pending the fabrication of permanent restorations, temporary restorations are used to maintain the function and provide the necessary information for accurate fabrication of permanent restorations. Therefore, the quality and appropriateness of materials used in temporary restorations are important to the final results. This article introduces a new material system for ...
Meadows Richard L. - - 1994
Varying terms and criteria have been used in the veterinary literature to characterize milky opaque pleural effusions through the years. This article addresses ideas widely repeated in the veterinary and human literature upon which time, experience, diagnostic techniques, experimental data, and improved understanding of pathogenesis have cast doubt. Topics discussed ...
Zheng J Y - - 1994
Pneumatic insufflation of the colon for reduction of pediatric intussusception has recently been recognized in the United States as an alternative method for the more traditional hydrostatic reduction with contrast material. The experience with pneumatic reduction in China is extensive; more than 14,000 cases have been reported in the English ...
McCann J - - 1994
Total scalp avulsion is an unusual injury. To obtain good functional and cosmetic results, immediate revascularization using microsurgical techniques and replacement of the scalp in the correct anatomical position is the procedure of choice. This article describes a case report of successful replantation of a totally avulsed scalp from a ...
Goh P S - - 1993
Of the various methods currently available to manage potentially life threatening bleeding from oesophagogastric varices, surgical portosystemic shunts are recognised to have the lowest incidence of rebleeding though surgery is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Recently, a promising non-surgical technique has been developed to create an intrahepatic portosystemic shunt ...
Hashem A F - - 1993
This case report describes the clinical procedures for salvaging a serviceable fixed partial denture (FPD) that deteriorated because of cement dissolution beneath the distal retainer. After removal of the FPD it was noticed that the "core reconstruction" was dislodged (the prefabricated post remained in the canal and required removal). A ...
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