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  1. Balasegaram M, Joishy SK
    Am J Surg, 1981 Mar;141(3):360-5.
    PMID: 6259961
    Two hundred eight-eight hepatic resections performed over the past 15 years are discussed. The safety and success achieved are attributed to the original work in Malaysia on the anatomy of the liver and its anomalies, the use of surgical instruments specially designed for hepatic resection, various types of resections devised and studies on aids to liver regeneration after resection. The diversity of the principles and practice of surgery in the Western countries compared with those in Malaysia is illustrated.
  2. Joishy SK, Leela MP, Balasegaram M
    Am J Surg, 1979 Nov;138(5):716-20.
    PMID: 495861
    We report for the first time from Malaysia a patient with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome complicated by successive intussusceptions requiring extensive small bowel resection. Our experience is compared with that of other authors by a review of the literature highlighting important points in the diagnosis and management of complications in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
  3. Balasegaram M
    Am J Surg, 1975 Jul;130(1):33-7.
    PMID: 50750
    A review of 352 patients with primary liver cell carcinoma treated by the author is presented. The poor rate of resectability (7 per cent) has necessitated various forms of treatment over the years. These are described in detail. Based on this experience, the current form of treatment for nonresectable carcinoma is summarized. Although it is too early to assess this form of treatment, initial results appear to be promising. A second report in the near future is planned.
  4. Memon MA, Awaiz A, Yunus RM, Memon B, Khan S
    Am J Surg, 2018 11;216(5):1004-1015.
    PMID: 29958656 DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2018.06.012
    BACKGROUND: We conducted a meta-analysis of the randomized evidence to determine the relative merits of histopathological outcomes of laparoscopic assisted (LARR) versus open rectal resection (ORR) for rectal cancer.

    DATA SOURCES: A search of PubMed and other electronic databases comparing LARR and ORR between Jan 2000 and June 2016 was performed. Histopathological variables analyzed included; location of rectal tumors; complete and incomplete TME; positive and negative circumferential resection margins (+/-CRM); positive distal resected margins (+DRM); distance of tumor from DRM; number of lymph nodes harvested; resected specimen length; tumor size and perforated rectum.

    RESULTS: Fourteen RCTs totaling 3843 patients (LARR = 2096, ORR = 1747) were analyzed. Comparable effects were noted for all these histopathological variables except for the variable perforated rectum which favored ORR.

    CONCLUSIONS: LARR compares favorably to ORR for rectal cancer treatment. However, there is significantly higher risk of rectal perforation during LARR compared to ORR.

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