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The Southeastern Surgical Congress owns and publishes The American Surgeon monthly. It is the official journal of the Congress and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, which all members receive each month. The journal brings up to date clinical advances in surgical knowledge in a popular reference format. In addition to publishing papers presented at the annual meetings of the associated organizations, the journal publishes selected unsolicited manuscripts. If you have a manuscript you'd like to see published in The American Surgeon select "Information for Authors" from the Related Information options below. A Copyright Release Form must accompany all manuscripts submitted.

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Volume 78, Number 1, January 2012

Management of Sporadic Pancreatic Desmoid Tumors
pp. e1-e3(3)
Authors: Hina, Miss; Lynch, Bruce A.; Herdman, Anne V.; Stanley, J. Dan

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Unicentric Hyaline-Vascular Castleman's Disease in the Retroperitoneum
pp. e4-e5(2)
Authors: Arrabal-Polo, Miguel Angel; Lopez-Leon, Victor; Arrabal-Martin, Miguel; Gomez-Morales, Mercedes; Martinez-Torres, Jose Luis; Zuluaga-Gomez, Armando

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Cystic Fibrosis and Retroperitoneal Cystic Lymphangioma: A Novel Match
pp. e6-e7(2)
Authors: Mercantini, Paolo; Virgilio, Edoardo; Conte, Annalisa lo; Grieco, Michele; Ziparo, Vincenzo

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Spontaneous Gallbladder Perforation in Acalculous Hemorrhagic Cholecystitis
pp. e8-e9(2)
Authors: Martin, Luke A.; Fischer, Uwe M.; Potts, John R.; Ko, Tien C.

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James Marion Sims, M.D., LL.D.
pp. 9-11(3)
Authors: Tavares, Jonathan; Yeo, Charles J.; Maxwell, Pinckney J.

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A Case of Ectopic Lobular Carcinoma in the Axilla
pp. e10-e11(2)
Authors: Ma, Chuandong; Yu, Zhiyong; Wang, Shengfang; Gao, Yongsheng; Zuo, Wenshu

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Intra-abdominal Pressure Changes after Inguinal Hernia Repair
pp. e12-e14(3)
Authors: Papavramidis, Theodossis S.; Kotidis, Efstathios; Ioannidis, Konstantinos; Duros, Vassilis; Cheva, Angeliki; Michalopoulos, Antonis; Papadopoulos, Vassilis N.; Deligiannidis, Nikos; Papavramidis, Spiros

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The University of Florida Department of Surgery: Building a Stronger Tomorrow on Yesterday's Foundation
pp. 12-19(8)
Authors: Behrns, Kevin E.; Copeland, Edward M.; Howard, Richard J.

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Ganglioneuroblastoma Masquerading as a Traumatic Lumbar Artery Injury and Hematoma
pp. e15-e16(2)
Authors: Bondada, Sandhya; Chestovich, Paul; Kee, Stephen; DeUgarte, Daniel

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Successful Staged Treatment for Acute Cholecystitis Complicated by Portal Vein Thrombosis
pp. e19-e21(3)
Authors: Hsu, Shih-Chao; Hsieh, Chi-Hsun; Wu, Shih-Chi; Huang, Hung-Chang; Lo, Hung-Chieh; Yeh, Chun-Chieh

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Surgical Management of Complex Liver Trauma: A Single Liver Transplant Center Experience
pp. 20-25(6)
Authors: Petri, Sergio Li; Gruttadauria, Salvatore; Pagano, Duilio; Echeverri, Gabriel J.; Francesco, Fabrizio di; Cintorino, Davide; Spada, Marco; Gridelli, Bruno

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Local Resection of a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor of the Third Portion of the Duodenum
pp. e22-e23(2)
Authors: Cubas, Robert Frank; Ballarino, Enrique Abel; Nieto, Felix Augusto; Diaz, Marcelo Demetrio

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Retrorectal Cystic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor
pp. e24-e25(2)
Authors: Daniel, David W.; Dyer, Alfred L.; Stanley, J. Daniel

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Perforated Meckel's Diverticulum in a 1-Day-Old Neonate
pp. e26-e27(2)
Author: Lee, Do Sang

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Presenting with Spontaneous Splenic Rupture
pp. e28-e29(2)
Authors: Buluş, Hakan; Koyuncu, Ahmet; Yildiz, Mustafa; Coşkun, Ali; Köklü, Seyfettin; Akbal, Erdem

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A Systematic Review of Prognosis and Therapy of Anal Malignant Melanoma: A Plea for More Precise Reporting of Location and Thickness
pp. 28-35(8)
Authors: Kanaan, Ziad; Mulhall, Aaron; Mahid, Suhal; Torres, Marla L.; McCafferty, Michael; McMasters, Kelly M.; Hornung, Carlton; Galandiuk, Susan

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Gallbladder Perforation: A Great Masquerader
pp. e30-e32(3)
Authors: Jain, Bhupendra Kumar; Prasad, Dharmendra; Mohanty, Debajyoti; Garg, Pankaj Kumar; Diwaker, Preti; Agarwal, Vivek

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Epidural Hematoma and Surgical Evacuation from a Bean Bag Weapon
pp. e33-e35(3)
Authors: Drazin, Doniel; Shirzadi, Ali; Hanna, George; Jeswani, Sunil; Ozgur, Burak

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A Decisive Observation Overcome the Hesitation of Early Oral Feeding after Head and Neck Surgery
pp. e36-e37(2)
Authors: Huang, Chia-Yu; Choong, Mun-Yau; Li, Tzong-Shiun

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The Impact of American College of Surgeons Trauma Center Designation and Outcomes after Early Thoracotomy: A National Trauma Databank Analysis
pp. 36-41(6)
Authors: Bukur, Marko; Castelo Branco, Bernardino; Inaba, Kenji; Cestero, Ramon; Kobayashi, Leslie; Tang, Andrew; Demetriades, Demetrios

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Lobular Carcinoma In Situ of the Breast Presenting as a Discrete Mass
pp. e38-e40(3)
Authors: Christiano, J. Guilherme; Duncan, Lisa D.; Bell, John L.

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Retrocephalopancreatic Schwannoma Occupying the Portocaval Space
pp. e41-e42(2)
Authors: Mercantini, Paolo; Virgilio, Edoardo; Grieco, Michele; lo Conte, Annalisa; Nava, Andrea Kazemi; Ziparo, Vincenzo

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Breast Education in General Surgery Residency
pp. 42-45(4)
Authors: Wilson, Jason P.; Miller, Austin; Edge, Stephen B.

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A Prospective Evaluation of the Value of Intensive Previsit Counseling in Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors
pp. e43-e44(2)
Authors: Brashear, Jarret; Ryan, Pamela; Wang, Yi-Zarn; Anthony, Lowell B.; Boudreaux, J. Philip; Joseph, Saju; Campeau, Richard; Woltering, Eugene A.

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Pleomorphic Hyalinizing Angiectatic Tumor in the Inguinal Area: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall
pp. e45-e46(2)
Authors: Choong, Mun-Yau; Ke, Pin-Zuo; Huang, Chia-Yu; Li, Tzong-Shiun

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Missed Inadvertent Gastrointestinal Injuries During Abdominal Operations: Characteristics, Diagnosis, and Treatment
pp. 46-50(5)
Authors: Khoury, Wisam; Abu-Abeid, Subhi; Person, Benjamen; Klausner, Joseph M.; kariv, yehuda

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Gallbladder Volvulus as a Cause of an Acute Abdomen in a 95-Year-Old Patient
pp. e47-e48(2)
Authors: Alevizos, Leonidas; Stamou, Konstantinos M.; Tsamis, Dimitrios; Pattas, Michael; Menenakos, Evangelos; Zografos, George C.

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Goblet Cell Carcinoid and Mucinous Cystadenoma in an Interval Appendectomy Specimen
pp. e49-e50(2)
Authors: Creel, Nathan J.; Dart, Benjamin W.

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Gastric Heterotopia Within the Gallbladder Wall in a Patient with Chronic Cholecystitis
pp. e51-e52(2)
Authors: Bulus, Hakan; Yildiz, Mustafa; Alimogullari, Mustafa; Şimşek, Gülçin; Köklü, Seyfettin; Koçak, Erdem

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Platelet Function after Cessation of Chronic Clopidogrel Therapy
pp. 51-56(6)
Authors: Perakis, Peter G.; Yunus, Tahir; Long, Graham; Cheema, Zulfiqar F.; Hammond, Robert; Shanley, Charles J.

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Get Beyond the Conventional Use: Surface Topography Analysis of the Wound Bed Débrided with an Electrosurgical Tip Cleaner
pp. e53-e54(2)
Authors: Than, Kian-Yong; Choong, Mun-Yau; Wu, Hsu-Fu; Lin, Chih-Yen; Li, Tzong-Shiun

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Recombinant Factor VIIa to Correct Coagulopathy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury Presenting to Outlying Facilities Before Transfer to the Regional Trauma Center
pp. 57-60(4)
Authors: Brown, Carlos V. R.; Sowery, Lauren; Curry, Eardie; Valadka, Alex B.; Glover, Cynthia S.; Grabarkewitz, Kim; Green, Terry; Hail, Steve; Admire, John

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Mirizzi Syndrome: Experience in Diagnosis and Treatment of 25 Cases
pp. 61-65(5)
Authors: Zhong, Hua; Gong, Jian-Ping

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Living on a Prayer: Religious Affiliation and Trauma Outcomes
pp. 66-68(3)
Authors: Khoury, Amal; Oyetunji, Tolulope A.; Bolorunduro, Oluwaseyi; Harbour, Leia; Cornwell, Edward E.; Siram, Suryanarayana M.; Mellman, Thomas; Greene, Wendy R.

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Dynamic Changes in Respiratory Frequency/Tidal Volume May Predict Failures of Ventilatory Liberation in Patients on Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation and Normal Preliberation Respiratory Frequency/Tidal Volume Values
pp. 69-73(5)
Authors: Adams, Raeanna C.; Gunter, Oliver L.; Wisler, Jonathan R.; Whitmill, Melissa L.; Cipolla, James; Lindsey, David E.; Stehly, Christy; Steinberg, Steven M.; Cook, Charles H.; Stawicki, Stanislaw P. A.

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Indications and Long-Term Outcome after Elective Surgery for Hepatocellular Adenoma
pp. 80-85(6)
Authors: Perrakis, Aristotelis; Müller, Volker; Oeckl, Karin; Adamietz, Boris; Demir, Resit; Hohenberger, Werner; Yedibela, Sueleyman

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Lactate Levels in the Detection of Preoperative Bowel Strangulation
pp. 86-88(3)
Authors: Tanaka, Keiichiro; Hanyu, Nobuyoshi; Iida, Tomonori; Watanabe, Atsushi; Kawano, Susumu; Usuba, Teruyuki; Iino, Toshio; Mizuno, Ryoji

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A Second's Chance: Gang Violence Task Force Prevention Program
pp. 89-93(5)
Authors: Hughes, K. Michael; Griner, Devan; Guarino, Michelle; Drabik-Medeiros, Bernie; Williams, Kristy

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Improved Removal Rates for Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters with the Use of a ‘Filter Registry’
pp. 94-97(4)
Authors: Kalina, Michael; Bartley, Marilyn; Cipolle, Mark; Tinkoff, Glen; Stevenson, Scott; Fulda, Gerard

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Improving the Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasonography in Suspected Acute Appendicitis by the Combined Transabdominal and Transvaginal Approach
pp. 98-103(6)
Authors: Bondi, Moshe; Miller, Rafael; Zbar, Andrew; Hazan, Yenon; Appelman, Zvi; Caspi, Benjamin; Mavor, Eli

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Annual Mammography Screening: Is It Necessary?
pp. 104-106(3)
Authors: Hegar, Veronica; Oliveira, Kristin; Kakarala, Bharat; Mangram, Alicia; Dunn, Ernest

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Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy under Epidural Anesthesia: A Retrospective Comparison of 100 Patients
pp. 107-110(4)
Authors: Zhang, Hong-Wei; Chen, Ya-Jin; Cao, Ming-Hui; Ji, Feng-Tao

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Quality of Life after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Biliary Dyskinesia in the Pediatric Population: A Pilot Study
pp. 111-118(8)
Authors: Maxwell, Damian; Thompson, Stephanie; Richmond, Bryan; McCagg, Jillian; Ubert, Adam

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Case-Controlled Comparison of Video-Assisted and Conventional Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy
pp. 125-132(8)
Authors: Melck, Adrienne L.; Armstrong, Michael J.; Yip, Linwah; Carty, Sally E.

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Focal Organizing Pneumonia Mimicking Lung Cancer: A Surgeon's View
pp. 133-137(5)
Authors: Zheng, Zhi; Pan, Youmin; Song, Chaoguo; Wei, Hao; Wu, Shimin; Wei, Xiang; Pan, Tiecheng; Li, Jun

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Is It Possible to Predict Malignancy in Cases with Focal Thyroid Incidentaloma Identified by 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography?
pp. 141-143(3)
Authors: Fujii, Takaaki; Yajima, Reina; Yamaguchi, Satoru; Tsutsumi, Soichi; Asao, Takayuki; Kuwano, Hiroyuki

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Stump Appendicitis after Open and Laparoscopic Appendectomies
pp. 143-144(2)
Authors: Buttrick, Simon S.; Choi, Jacqueline J.; Divino, Celia M.

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Intestinal Ischemia Secondary to H1N1 Influenza
pp. 144-146(3)
Authors: Vernadakis, Spiridon; Heuer, Matthias; Brackmann, Cliff; Paul, Andreas; Kaiser, Gernot M.

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All Lymph Node Positive Patients Are Not Equal: A New Paradigm in Gallbladder Cancer
pp. 147-148(2)
Authors: Lowe, Kevin; Khithani, Amit; Mejia, Alejandro; Cheng, Stephen; Jeyarajah, D. Rohan

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