The risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting was determined retrospectively and compared for 180 and 175 patients having elective laparoscopic and open cholecystectomy respectively at two major hospitals in Jamaica.
Two separate trials of sclerotherapy of scrotal cysts were performed, using 5% phenol-in-water and tetracycline solution respectively. The effectiveness, efficacy and complications of the treatments are analyzed and compared.
A technique is described whereby mesh is tucked into the retromyofascial plane for repair of ventral hernias, without the extensive and tedious dissection required for traditional retromuscular and pre-peritoneal mesh placement.
Seventeen cases were identified. Indication for surgery included bowel obstruction, delayed passage and rupture of pellets with cocaine poisoning. Sites of obstruction are identified and an approach to the conduct of surgery for obstruction and packet rupture is recommended.