Unexpected Intra-operative Findings

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Surgical Clinics of North America (Impact Factor: 1.93). 02/2013; 93(1):45-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.suc.2012.09.008
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ABSTRACT Abdominal surgeons are often asked to manage challenging pathologic conditions with limited preoperative information. As such, unexpected intraoperative findings are commonly encountered. Often, there is little peer-reviewed evidence on which to base management decisions. This article reviews common unexpected surgical challenges and provides recommendations based on the latest available literature.

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