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May-June 2017| Vol 50| Issue 3

Original Article

Complications after transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy: A 10-year experience in a single institution

Background: Transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate (TRUS-P) biopsy is the standard diagnostic procedure for patients with suspected prostate cancer. However, infectious complications can occur....

Original Article

Bilateral primary inguinal hernia repair in Taiwanese adults: A nationwide database analysis

Objective: The objective of this study was to identify the long-term rates of and treatment options for recurrence of bilateral primary inguinal hernias following various hernia repair methods,...

Original Article

Prophylactic antibiotics for tubeless percutaneous nephrolithotomy

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the efficacy of second-line versus first-line antibiotics in the prevention of postoperative fever after tubeless percutaneous nephroli...

Original Article

Eighty percent partial splenic embolization is a safe and effective procedure in management of cirrhotic hypersplenism

Background: Partial splenic embolization (PSE) has been proposed in patients with cirrhotic hypersplenism in cases when thrombocytopenia causes clinical manifestations or if there are contraind...

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Gallstone ileus

A 63-year-old female patient with a history of gallstones was presented to the emergent department because of intermittent abdominal pain for 3 days. The associated symptoms were abdominal fullness an...

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Formosan Journal of Surgery, a publication of Taiwan Surgical Association, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Bimonthly print on demand compilation of issues published.

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