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Research Article

Comparative Analysis of Intraoperative use of Liposomal Bupivacaine (Exparel) and ON-Q Pump for Postoperative Analgesia in Abdominal Body Contouring Surgery in Massive Weight Loss Patients

Background: Pain management is particularly important in massive weight loss patients undergoing abdominoplasty.

Published 10 Aug, 2016


Case Report

A Nephrocutaneous Fistula Presenting as a Chronic Back Wound

Renal replacement lipomatosis is a rare condition that when arises usually presents as back or flank pain, dysuria, or an abdominal mass. We present a case of renal replacement lipomatosis that presented instead as a chronic back wound.

Published 10 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Revision "Layer-by-Layer" of Severe Iatrogenic Ectropion: Technical Notes

Iatrogenic ectropion is a severe condition that requires careful assessment and management. There are various techniques available to correct different degrees of ectropion and for the management of the most severe cases it becomes necessary to combine them together.

Published 09 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Resurfacing of Two Separate Digital Defects using a Radial Forearm Fascial Free Flap with Neosyndactylization

We report a case of a 20-year-old patient who sustained a mutilating crush injury to the left hand. After thorough debridement and stabilization of the skeletal injury, a radial forearm fascial free flap was used to resurface the distal soft tissue volar defect of two adjacent digits.

Published 209 Aug, 2016


Review Article

Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Management of Profound Dyspnea Caused by a Mediastinal Goiter

Perioperative management of a large mediastinal mass poses a substantial clinical challenge, particularly during induction of general anesthesia.

Published 08 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Sub-Acute Bowel Obstruction Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death: A Case of Synchronous but Unrelated Left Atrial Myxoma and Colorectal Adenocarcinoma

Primary cardiac tumours are an extremely rare entity, which may be completely asymptomatic or present with a wide range of clinical symptoms and signs such as congestive heart failure, murmurs, stroke or arrhythmias.

Published 08 Aug, 2016


Case Report

Spindle Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Limbs: A Case Report

Spindle cell carcinoma of the leg is an unusual tumor. It is important to increase the recognition of the disease and improve the level of clinical diagnosis.

Published 23 Jul, 2016


Clinical Image

Time-Resolved Contrast Enhanced MR Angiography of Deep Pelvic Arterio-Venous Malformation

The diagnosis of arterio-venous malformation (AVM) hinges on demonstration of arterial feeders, nidus and early draining vein. Non-invasive imaging diagnosis however can be challenging at times due to the location, complex morphology and variable flow rate of AVMs.

Published 23 Jul, 2016


Review Article

E-Cigarette Use - Did we Learn from our Mistakes?

Background: The prevalence of electronic cigarette use in the adolescent population has increased quickly over the past few years. Complexity and customizability of the electronic cigarettes, and now vaporizers, has mirrored the increase in demand.

Published 11 Jul, 2016


Case Report

Tracheobronchopathia Osteochondroplastica in a Patient with Leukoplakia

Objectives: We present a case of Tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica (TBOC) found incidentally in a patient being managed for recurrent vocal fold leukoplakia and dysplasia.

Published 11 Jul, 2016


Case Report

3D-Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision in a Rectal Cancer Patient with Situs Inversus Totalis: A Case Report

Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare anomaly in which the abdominal and thoracic cavity structures are located opposite to their usual positions. Occasionally, patients with this condition are diagnosed with malignant tumors.

Published 11 Jul, 2016


Research Article

Convertion of a Long-Lasting Percutaneous Internal- External Biliary Drainage into a Totally Implantable Device Using a PORT Chamber: Early Results

Purpose: With the aim to improve the patient's quality of life and to minimize the complications related to a long-lasting indwelling catheter, we developed a new technique of connecting an internalexternal (I/E) biliary catheter to a subcutaneous PORT chamber.

Published 27 Jun, 2016


Editorial

E. Learning in Laparoscopic Surgery

One of the best things that happened in the domain of surgery was the advent of minimal access surgery and laparoscopy. It was a major breakthrough in this art of healing when many do's got changed to dont's and converse.

Published 18 Jun, 2016


Research Article

The Role of Prophylactic Lymph Node Dissection in Patients with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

Purpose: We investigated the role of prophylactic lymph node dissection (LND) in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC).

Published 05 Jul, 2016


Research Article

Long-Term Outcomes of Laparoscopic Peritoneal Lavage for Complicated Diverticulitis in a Dedicated Emergency Surgery Service

Aim: A dedicated emergency surgery service allows for faster accumulation of experience in procedures that are otherwise infrequent; laparoscopic peritoneal lavage (LPL) of complicated diverticulitis is one such procedure.

Published 05 Jul, 2016


Research Article

Laparoscopic Surgery for Splenic Flexure Cancers: Short and Long-Term Outcomes in Comparison with Conventional Open Surgery

Background: Laparoscopic resection of splenic flexure cancers remains controversial. This study reviews the management of splenic flexure tumours, comparing outcomes between laparoscopic (LR) and open (OR) resections.

Published 07 Jul, 2016


Review Article

The Management of Advanced Colorectal Carcinoma Having Failed Standard Therapy – An Immunologic Approach

Over the past 40 years all of the major improvement in management of solid tumor malignancies including those of colorectal cancer has been via introduction of newer chemotherapeutic agents.

Published 10 Jul, 2016


Case Report

Case Report of a New Mutation in MYH-Associated Polyposis

MYH-associated polyposis is an autosomal recessive disorder recognized in the last 10 years. Here we describe a case with a never reported mutation in MYH gene resulting in MYH-associated polyposis.

Published 12 Jul, 2016


Case Report

Fistula in Ano and Carcinoma: Primary or Secondary?

Because of rarity and depth of the lesion, the carcinoma arising in fistula in ano is often diagnosed late resulting in need for radical surgery and poor outcome.

Published 08 Jul, 2016


Editorial

Understanding the Anterior Leaflet of the Mitral Valve

Since the first prosthetic valve became commercially available in 1961, debate has continued over the best way to manage the dysfunctional native mitral valve. Transcatheter mitral valve insertions (TMVI) have introduced new controversies which can be better understood by reviewing the old.

Published 09 Jul, 2016





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