Monday, June 28, 2010

What is the Whipple Procedure?

In this video, Washington University surgeon William Hawkins, MD, explains the Whipple procedure, which is performed to remove cancer from the head of the pancreas. Hawkins and his colleagues complete about 125 Whipples a year, making the Siteman Cancer Center one of the highest-volume centers for this type of surgery nationwide. These surgeons pioneered a modification to the Whipple procedure that has resulted in the lowest fistula rate any large group (1.5 percent compared to 15 percent).


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Cornual pregnancy

B mode 2D image :

This UltraSonography image of the uterus can show us a gestation sac of 6 weeks 4 days age, in the right cornu of the uterus. 3-D image of the uterus further confirms the findings. These ultrasound images are diagnostic of cornual pregnancy (Which is a type of ectopic pregnancy).

3D image:

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Endoscopy of Acute Bleeding from a Peptic Ulcer :important implications for health care costs

Acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, which is defined as bleeding proximal to the ligament of Treitz, is a prevalent and clinically significant condition with important implications for health care costs worldwide. Negative outcomes include rebleeding and death, and many of the deaths are associated with decompensation of coexisting medical conditions precipitated by the acute bleeding event. This video focuses specifically on endoscopic management of acute bleeding from a peptic ulcer.

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Corrective Surgery: Microvascular Decompression

Microvascular decompression actually treats the vessel causing the cranial nerve disorder, it potentially provides a long-term solution to the problem.