A pregnant woman in her 30s in the first trimester was evaluated for incidentally detected anemia. At colonoscopy, she was found to have a 3 × 4-cm ulceroproliferative lesion in the rectum 7 cm from the anal verge. A biopsy specimen was reported as moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. No other lesion was found in the rest of colon. What is your diagnosis?
This cohort study observes similar morbidity and mortality rates in pregnant and nonpregnant women undergoing general surgical operations.
Brown and colleagues determine whether child rearing increases the risk of attrition from general surgery residency.
Fonseca et al determine whether MR imaging in pregnant patients with suspected appendicitis improves outcomes, minimizes LOS, and lowers hospital charges. They performed a retrospective review at a university tertiary referral center of pregnant patients seen during an 11-year period and followed up through delivery.
This cohort study evaluates the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
This retrospective multivariate regression analysis shows that laparoscopic colectomy results in a significant reduction in health care costs and utilization in the short- and long-term postoperative periods.