December 2002 Vol Issue

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A SPECIAL ARTICLE

Postoperative Ileus

Brian Behm and Neil Stollman

Postoperative ileus (POI) is a very common problem after many surgical procedures but is poorly understood. This article by Doctors Behm and Stollman focuses on the current understanding and pathophysiology of POI and reviews the clinical presentation, evaluation and current treatment options.



A CASE TO REMEMBER

Treated Rosai-Dorfman Disease: An Unusual Cause of Biliary Obstruction

Zina J. Ricci, Alla M. Rozenblit, Morris Edelman, Daniel Berkowitz and Ronald Kaleya

Doctors from Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York present an unusual case of a 50-year-old patient with healed Rosai-Dorfman disease which led to biliary obstruction.



PEARLS OF GASTROENTEROLOGY

Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma Causing Incredible Abdominal Enlargement

Agnes M. Guthrie and Herbert L. Fred

An illustrative case of a 100-pound retroperitoneal liposarcoma removed from a 49-year-old woman is presented by doctors Guthrie and Fred.



2002 INDEXES



Medical Bulletin Board

News items of interest to the nation's gastroenterologists.