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Volume 78, Number 4, April 2012

Daily Temperature Predicts Assault and May Allow More Efficient Policing
pp. e194-e195(2)
Authors: Cook, Mackenzie R.; Emick, Dawn; Foley, Carolyn; Beatty, Amelia; McCormick, Claudia; Shapiro, Mark

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Unhealed Metastatic Cutaneous Manifestation Masquerading as Bilateral Forearm Eczema
pp. e196-e197(2)
Authors: Chuang, Yung-Ting; Than, Kian-Yong; Choong, Mun-Yau; Li, Tzong-Shiun

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Blastocystis Hominis and Recurrent Megacolon: A Causative or Fortuitous Association?
pp. e198-e199(2)
Authors: Salvi, Pier Federico; Virgilio, Edoardo; Bocchetti, Tommaso; Costa, Gianluca; Pascarella, Guido; Balducci, Genoveffa

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Jejunal Diverticulitis: A Rare Cause of Abdominal Pain
pp. e202-e203(2)
Authors: Parikh, Sahil; Houlis, Nicholas; Bordan, Dennis

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Four Extremity Necrotizing Fasciitis without Involvement of the Trunk or Head
pp. e204-e205(2)
Authors: TeBockhorst, Seth; Gurunluoglu, Raffi

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Whipple's Disease: The Great Pretender
pp. e206-e208(3)
Authors: Virgilio, Edoardo; Chieco, Paola Addario; Ruco, Luigi; Tallerini, Anna; Saltarelli, Francesca; Monarca, Bruno; Ziparo, Vincenzo

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Improvement of the Quality of Life of a Patient with Colon Ulceration of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus by Successful Surgical Treatment: Report of a Case
pp. e209-e210(2)
Authors: Noguchi, Keita; Takahashi, Norihiko; Homma, Shigenori; Kataoka, Akihiko; Kon, Yujiro; Atsumi, Tatsuya; Kamiyama, Toshiya

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Primary Rectal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
pp. e211-e212(2)
Authors: Kamyab, Armin; Sutkowski, Raymond; Fakhoury, Joseph; Drelichman, Ernesto

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Pheochromocytoma and Renal Artery Aneurysm in Neurofibromatosis Type 1
pp. e213-e214(2)
Authors: Ng, Xin-Yi; Lee, Jie-Jen; Yang, Po-Sheng; Cheng, Shih-Ping

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Obturator Hernia
pp. e217-e218(2)
Author: Dutro, John A.

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Remnant Large Retrosternal Thyroid Goiter after Thyroidectomy
pp. e222-e223(2)
Authors: Galiñanes, Edgar Luis; Caron, Norman

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Incidental Finding of Bulky Retroperitoneal Lymphadenopathy in a Patient with a Primary Occult Small Gastric Carcinoid Tumor
pp. e224-e226(3)
Authors: Al Natour, Riad H.; Huang, Qin; Sharma, Ashish M.; Gold, Jason S.

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Delayed Tracheal Rupture after Thyroidectomy
pp. e227-e228(2)
Authors: Alevizos, Leonidas; Tsamis, Dimitrios; Koutsoumanis, Konstantinos; Zografos, George

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Increased Mortality from Delayed Diagnosis and Treatment of Obturator Hernia in Elderly Patients
pp. e229-e231(3)
Authors: Seewoo, Varun; Jin, Xiaotai; Yang, Weiping; Wang, Jiayu; Chu, Peiguo G.; Yen, Christina; Qiu, Weihua

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Laparoscopic Excision of a Gastric Lymphatic Malformation
pp. e232-e234(3)
Authors: Gaied, Fady; Emil, Sherif

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Malignant Insulinoma Presenting as Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding
pp. e235-e237(3)
Authors: Medina-Franco, Heriberto; Feria-Bernal, Guillermo; Sánchez-Ramón, Ariadne

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Rib Hemangioma Presenting as an Asymptomatic Mass
pp. e238-e239(2)
Authors: Bubnjar, Josip; Papeš, Dino

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Primary Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor of the Small Bowel: Not Just for Kids
pp. e240-e241(2)
Authors: Bieniek, Jared M.; Dorion, R. Patrick; Blansfield, Joseph A.

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Pilonidal Sinus Disease of the Scalp
pp. e242-e243(2)
Authors: Pehlivanli, Faruk; Karaca, Gökhan; Pekcici, M. Recep; Yildirim, Kübra; Karaca, Burcu

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Nonfunctional Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma Simulating Pancreatic Tumor: Report of a Case
pp. e244-e245(2)
Authors: Noguchi, Keita; Okada, Kuniaki; Kawamura, Hideki; Ishizu, Hiroyuki; Honma, Shigenori

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Peritoneal Bands: A Review of Anatomical Distribution and Clinical Implications
pp. 377-384(8)
Authors: Oelhafen, Kim; Shayota, Brian J.; Muhleman, Mitchel; Klaassen, Zachary; Shoja, Mohammadali M.; Tubbs, R. Shane; Loukas, Marios

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Sir William Osler, M.D., C.M.
pp. 385-387(3)
Authors: Sarik, Jonathan; Yeo, Charles J.; Maxwell, Pinckney J.

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Survey on Ventral Hernias: Surgeon Indications, Contraindications, and Management of Large Ventral Hernias
pp. 388-397(10)
Authors: Evans, Karen Kim; Chim, Harvey; Patel, Ketan M.; Salgado, Christopher J.; Mardini, Samir

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Flail Chest Injury: Are We Making Any Progress?
pp. 398-402(5)
Authors: Cannon, Robert M.; Smith, Jason W.; Franklin, Glen A.; Harbrecht, Brian G.; Miller, Frank B.; Richardson, J. D.

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Factors Predicting Need for and Delay in Surgery in Small Bowel Obstruction
pp. 403-407(5)
Authors: Leung, Anna Mary; Vu, Huan

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Prevalence of Clostridium Difficile in Excluded Colons
pp. 408-413(6)
Authors: Hussain, Zeiad I.; Todd, Neil; Adams, Simon; Stojkovic, Stevan G.

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Clinical Analysis of 221 Cases of Adult Choledochal Cysts
pp. 414-418(5)
Authors: Gong, Lei; Qu, Qiang; Xiang, Xin; Wang, Jing

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Poor Prognostic Factors after Repeat Hepatectomy for Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Modern Era
pp. 419-425(7)
Authors: Tsujita, Eiji; Yamashita, Yo-Ichi; Takeishi, Kazuki; Matsuyama, Ayumi; Tsutsui, Shin-Ichi; Matsuda, Hiroyuki; Toshima, Takeo; Taketomi, Akinobu; Shirabe, Ken; Ishida, Teruyoshi; Maehara, Yoshihiko

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Profiling the Ethnic Characteristics of Domestic Injuries in Children Younger Than Age 5 Years
pp. 426-431(6)
Authors: Oyetunji, Tolulope A.; Stevenson, Adrienne A.; Oyetunji, Aderonke O.; Onguti, Sharon K.; Ames, Sarah A.; Haider, Adil H.; Nwomeh, Benedict C.

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Laparoscopic Repair of Giant Paraesophageal Hernia with Synthetic Mesh: 45 Consecutive Cases
pp. 432-435(4)
Authors: Stavropoulos, George; Flessas, Ioannis I.; Mariolis-Sapsakos, Theodoros; Zagouri, Flora; Theodoropoulos, George; Toutouzas, Konstantinos; Michalopoulos, Nikolaos V.; Triantafyllopoulou, Ioanna; Tsamis, Dimitrios; Spyropoulos, Basilios G.; Zografos, George C.

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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Day Surgery Procedure: Are We Prepared?
pp. 436-439(4)
Authors: Vidal, Óscar; Pavel, Mihai; Valentini, Mauro; Ginestà, Cesar; Martí, Josep; Saavedra, David; Espert, Juan J.; Benarroch, Guerson; García-Valdecasas, Juan C.

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Breast Cancer Tumor Size Assessment with Mammography, Ultrasonography, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging at a Community Based Multidisciplinary Breast Center
pp. 440-446(7)
Authors: Ramirez, Sarah Ines; Scholle, Max; Buckmaster, Jennifer; Paley, Robert Hunter; Kowdley, Gopal Chandru

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Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for Partial Gastrectomy in Patients with a Gastric Submucosal Tumor
pp. 447-450(4)
Authors: Takahashi, Tsunehiro; Takeuchi, Hiroya; Kawakubo, Hirofumi; Saikawa, Yoshiro; Wada, Norihito; Kitagawa, Yuko

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Yield of Selective Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Preoperative Workup of Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer Patients Planned for Breast Conserving Surgery
pp. 451-455(5)
Authors: Menes, Tehillah S.; Zissman, Sivan; Golan, Orit; Sperber, Fani; Klausner, Joseph; Schneebaum, Schlomo

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Hepatocellular Carcinomas and Primary Liver Tumors as Predictive Factors for Postoperative Mortality after Liver Resection: A Meta-Analysis of More than 35,000 Hepatic Resections
pp. 456-467(12)
Authors: Ramacciato, Giovanni; D'angelo, Francesco; Baldini, Rossella; Petrucciani, Niccolò; Antolino, Laura; Aurello, Paolo; Nigri, Giuseppe; Bellagamba, Riccardo; Pezzoli, Francesca; Balesh, Albert; Cucchetti, Alessandro; Cescon, Matteo; Del Gaudio, Massimo; Ravaioli, Matteo; Pinna, Antonio Daniele

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Qualitative Assessment of the Inferior Vena Cava: Useful Tool for the Evaluation of Fluid Status in Critically Ill Patients
pp. 468-470(3)
Authors: Ferrada, Paula; Anand, Rahul J.; Whelan, James; Aboutanos, Michel A.; Duane, Therese; Malhotra, Ajai; Ivatury, Rao

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The Proximal Margin of Resected Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma: The Effect of Microscopic Positive Margin on Long-Term Survival
pp. 471-477(7)
Authors: Lee, Jae Hoon; Hwang, Dae Wook; Lee, Sang Yeup; Park, Kwang-Min; Lee, Young-Joo

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Thin Chest Wall Is an Independent Risk Factor for the Development of Pneumothorax after Chest Tube Removal
pp. 478-480(3)
Authors: Anand, Rahul J.; Whelan, James F.; Ferrada, Paula; Duane, Therese M.; Malhotra, Ajai K.; Aboutanos, Michel B.; Ivatury, Rao R.

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Surgical Stress Response and Clinical Outcomes of Single Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Prospective Nonrandomized Study
pp. 485-491(7)
Authors: Han, Hyung Joon; Choi, Sae Byeol; Kim, Wan Bae; Lee, Jin-Suk; Boo, Yoon Jung; Song, Tae Jin; Suh, Sung Ock; Choi, Sang Yong

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Incidental Left-Sided Gallbladder During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Cholelithiasis
pp. 492-493(2)
Authors: Yu, Tian; Shuo-Dong, Wu; Min, Li

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The Role of a Complete Blood Count with Differential for the Surgeon
pp. 493-494(2)
Authors: Kamyab, Armin; Cook, Jonathan; Sawhney, Sameer; Milshteyn, Michael; Mittal, Vijay

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Sacral Osteomyelitis: An Unusual Complication from Foreign Body Ingestion
pp. 497-499(3)
Authors: Lin, Maggie; Mohammed, Hussan; Lavien, Garjae; Brazio, Philip; Lumpkins, Kimberly; Timmons, Tracy

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When is Vagus Nerve-Preserving Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer Safe?
pp. 499-500(2)
Authors: Zhou, Zhongwen; Mao, Xiang; Luo, Fen; Wang, Jun

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Hepatocellular Adenoma: A Rare Benign Tumor of the Liver
pp. 500-502(3)
Authors: Feng, Yi; Zhu, Yao-Hong; Feng, Hua-Guo; Dai, Guo-Hua

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Creating Illicit Laparoscopic Appendectomy ORs Using Online Sourcing
pp. 502-503(2)
Authors: Liang, Bryan A.; Mackey, Tim K.

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