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Surgery Update - May 2010 (full edition)


Selected Articles:

Condon Hernia Institute; Walker Chair in Surgery

The Department of Surgery is proud to announce the creation of the Robert E. Condon, MD, Hernia Institute. It is with great pleasure that the Department of Surgery at The Medical College of Wisconsin announces the creation of the Alonzo P. Walker, MD, Chair in Surgery.

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Ethics Consultation in Surgery

An ethics committee is now a fairly common fixture in most hospitals. Nevertheless, despite their increasing presence, many physicians still view ethics committees with some degree of trepidation and mystery.

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Laparoscopic Management of Colorectal Hepatic Metastasis

Since the first laparoscopic liver resection, reported in 1992, close to 3,000 cases of laparoscopic liver resections have been reported in literature.

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Message from the Chairman

Message from the Chairman of the Department of Surgery - Douglas B. Evans, MD, May 2010

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Neurolytic Celiac Plexus Block

Neurolytic Celiac Plexus Block for Management of Pain from Upper Abdominal Malignancy - Pancreatic cancer is associated with high mortality and occasionally, severe pain. Other malignancies that produce severe upper abdominal visceral pain include gastric and esophageal carcinomas and primary malignancies of the liver and gallbladder.

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Repair of Pectus Excavatum in the Pediatric Population

Pectus excavatum is the most frequent congenital deformity of the anterior chest wall, affecting .08 percent to .14 percent of the population.

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Targeted Therapies for Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a malignancy of the calcitonin producing parafollicular C-cell and makes up 5 percent of all thyroid cancers.

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Thoracic Epidural Analgesia

Beyond superior pain control, local anesthetics in epidurals have been shown to inhibit diaphragmatic dysfunction, whereas sole narcotic epidural or intravenous infusions do not.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events for the Department of Surgery

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Vascular Access for Hemodialysis: A Growing Challenge

The goal of vascular access is to provide successful, uninterrupted dialysis for the longest period of time.

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