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Is the High Frequency of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac and Lung Surgeries Related to Hypomagnesemia and Releases of Ceramides and Platelet-Activating Factor?

There is a growing incidence (20-50%) of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac and lung surgeries around the globe [1,2].

Published 23 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Case Report of Severe CES Cured by Replacement of Esophagus with Gastric Conduit

Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is a rare clinical entity that is often not diagnosed until months or sometimes many years after birth. Delayed treatment may lead to poor prognosis. Here we report one surgical procedure for curing delayed severe CES.

Published 23 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Surgical Management of Traumatic Lung Herniation Following Penetrating Chest Wall Injury by Atypical Vertical Thoracotomy: An Uncommon Case Presentation

Traumatic herniation of intrathoracic organs after penetrating injury is uncommonly seen in medical literature. The management protocols in these cases are not well established. A 46 years old man presented with left lung herniation following accidental penetrating chest injury.

Published 23 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Is Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy the Best Choice for the Treatment of Lung Cancer?

Video-assisted lobectomy has proved to be safe and effective since it was initially reported in 1994.
Over time, many comparative studies have shown that video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy is better than open lobectomy in terms of postoperative complications and length of hospital stay (LOS).

Published 23 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Seminal Vesicle-Rectal Fistula: A Review of an Unusual Complication Following Low Anterior Resection for Rectal Cancer

Introduction: Low anterior resection is the commonest operation in the United States of America undertaken for low rectal cancers. Seminal vesicle-rectal fistula is an extremely uncommon complication of this operation.

Published 21 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Paravertebral Continuous Infusion Analgesia in Vats Patients. Single Center Prospective Randomized Study

Objective: We have previously presented the successful results of paravertebral local analgesia in thoracotomy patients. Therefore, we have developed and described an intraoperative technique for paravertebral catheter (PC) placement and continuous local analgesic infusion in video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS).

Published 21 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Atypical Shard "Bullet" Penetrating the Chest

A case of a 47-year-old male with a chest wall wound is reported. An accurate understanding of the events was unobtainable from the patient because he was born deaf-mute.

Published 21 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Minimally Invasive Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy Improves Pulmonary Complications Compared to Open Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy

Background: The morbidity and mortality remain relatively high for transthoracic esophagectomy with open thoracotomy. I compared a total laparoscopic and thoracoscopic Ivor Lewis esophagectomy(MIE) cohort with a well matched cohort of open Ivor Lewis esophagectomy (OIE) cases.

Published 20 Sep, 2016


Research Article

A 48-Hour Regimen of Perioperative Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Laparoscopic-Assisted Radical Resection for Rectal Cancer: An Analysis of 124 Cases

Objective: It is widely accepted that antibiotic prophylaxis is useful for the prevention of surgical site infections, especially in colorectal surgery. But the standard protocol of perioperative antibiotic use in laparoscopic-assisted surgery for rectal cancer remains to be established.

Published 21 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Work up of Incidental Adrenal Mass

In the modern era, the use of abdominal imaging has led to increased detection of adrenal lesions. These are found incidentally during the work up of other problems and are thus defined "incidentalomas".

Published 21 Sep, 2016


Review Article

Microwave Ablation for Liver Malignancy: A Literature Review

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common cancer, especially in the East. Patients with HCC are unique in that they are usually suffering from two afflictions: cancer and liver cirrhosis.

Published 20 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Value of the Robotic Platform in a Complex Cholecystectomy: A Case Report

Introduction: Conversion rates for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) still range from 1.9% to 15 % and are higher when it comes to acute cholecystitis.

Published 20 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Effects of Epidermal Growth Factor on Colonic Anastomoses: An Experimental Study

Purpose: This study investigated the effect of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) on reducing anastomotic leak and wound-related complications in rats following colonic anastomosis.

Published 19 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Is there a Correlation between Excessive Recurrence of Endometriosis and Factor V Deficiency? A Case Report

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that highly affects the quality of life of the patient, and its recurrence creates a challenging medical as well as surgical situation.

Published 19 Sep, 2016


Research Article

Outcomes of HIPEC and Cytoreductive Surgery Following Radiotherapy and Excision of Rectal Carcinoma

Introduction: Rectal and rectosigmoidal carcinoma is traditionally treated with a combination of surgery and either adjuvant or neoadjuvant radiotherapy.

Published 19 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Treatment Strategy of Metastatic Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor in Pregnancy

Treatment for metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a challenge, particularly in pregnant female because of the absence of safety data concerning imatinib use during pregnancy.

Published 19 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Large Spigelian Hernia: Case Report and Review of Literature

A Spigelian hernia is a lateral ventral abdominal hernia that occurs with protrusion of a viscus or preperitoneal fat through a defect in the aponeurotic layer between the lateral edges of the rectus abdominis medially and the semilunar line laterally.

Published 19 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Technical Report: Laparoscopic Repair of Traumatic Ventral Hernia

Traumatic Ventral Hernia (TVH) is a type of hernia that occurs after high impact blunt injury to the abdominal wall. In the current report, we present a 27-year-old patient who presented to our trauma center after motor vehicle collision.

Published 19 Sep, 2016


Research Article

The Prevalence and Outcomes of Colorectal Cancer Surgery in the Very Elderly

Introduction: Sixty percent of all colorectal cancer patients in the UK undergo major surgery. Of these, 22% of patients are aged 80 years or older.

Published 16 Sep, 2016


Case Report

Rectourethral Fistulas: A Review

Rectourethral fistula is an uncommon but challenging disease that may have a congenital or acquired origin. The most frequent etiologies are traumatic and iatrogenic. In the last decades the widespread use of radiation therapy for prostate cancer led to an increase of complex cases.

Published 15 Sep, 2016





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