July, 2018


Case Report

Emergency Progressive Tracheal Dilation with Conventional Tubes before Stenting in Thyroid Mass: A Case Report

An 80-year-old female patient presented to the emergency room for dyspnea and “tirage” caused by massive thyroid cancer.

Published 31 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Rivaroxaban Treatment in Acute Proximal DVT Patients with Malignancy

Background: The primary objective of this study was to evaluate efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban treatment in patients with active malignancy and acute proximal deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Published 31 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Value of Vessel Sealing System in Skin-Sparing Mastectomy in Patients with Early Breast Cancer

Purpose: Skin-Sparing Mastectomy (SSM) with immediate breast reconstruction is generally chosen to achieve radical cure with favorable cosmetic outcome in patients with breast cancer, but some skin approaches limit exposure of the surgical field.

Published 31 Jul, 2018


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What become of the Changes of the Stuck Guide Wire during Cardiac Percutaneous Coronary Intervention?

The patient was a 71-year-old man suffered from Complete Total Occlusion (CTO) of Right Coronary Artery (RCA) for years.

Published 31 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Dislocated Corneal Lamellar Flap Following Blunt Ocular Injury: A Case Report

Purpose: We report a case of post-traumatic dislocated corneal lamellar flap with diffuse lamellar keratitis following ocular blunt injury without receiving previous refractive surgery procedure before.

Published 27 Jul, 2018


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Odontogenic Keratocyst Invading Sphenoid Sinus

A 15-year-old patient was referred to our clinic with a swelling and intermittent pain of the right cheek and a severely displaced right upper wisdom tooth as an incidental finding on a routine dental panoramic radiograph showed.

Published 27 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Cardiac Tamponade: A Case Series

Cardiac tamponade is a condition in which the heart is compressed by excess fluid in the pericardial space, which can result in diastolic filling impairment, subsequent cardiac dysfunction, and even cardiac collapse.

Published 27 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Tips and Tricks to Perform Intraoperative Cholangiogram during Single Incision Laparoscopy for Cholecystectomy

Background: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) has been the “gold standard” approach for the removal of gallbladder to treat gallstone disease since the early 1990’s. Routine Intraoperative Cholangiography (IOC) is often carried out during Conventional Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (CLC) to visualise the biliary anatomy and enable prompt management of unanticipated Common Bile Duct (CBD) injuries.

Published 19 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Mean Red Cell and Platelet Volume and Blood Cells Aggregation in Children with Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Background: It has been discussed in literature whether platelet and erythrocyte indexes can serve as biomarkers of activity of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).

Published 19 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Different Synthetic Materials for Brow Suspension of Lid Ptosis

Purpose: To assess silicone lacrimal tubes for frontalis sling in ptosis repair.

Published 19 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Primary Mixed Adeno - Neuroendocrine Carcinoma (MANEC) of the Appendix Presenting with Small - Bowel Obstruction and Requiring Emergency Laparotomy

A case of a 57 year old male presenting with abdominal pain, abdominal distension and vomiting.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Editorial

Intraoperative Cholangiography is Superior to Laparoscopic Choledochoscopy for Ductal Stone Clearance Control

Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct (CBD) exploration is an established treatment for choledocholithiasis [1,2].

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma: An Unusual Bone Metastasis in the Proximal Humerus

Myeloma, breast, prostate and lung cancer, are related to most of skeletal lesions in people over 40 years of age, specially at axial skeleton.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Walk in Walk Out Hernia Service - A New Era for Hernia Repair

Background: Herniae cause significant morbidity which results in a reduced quality of life.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Amyand’s Hernia – an Avoidable Patient Presentation

Amyand's hernia is a rare form of inguinal hernia where the vermiform appendix becomes entrapped within the hernial sac; its incidence is less than 1%.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Colon Injury during Intraoperative Puncture of Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy: A Case Report

Background: Percutaneous Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy (PELD) has been promoted as a useful surgical strategy.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


Editorial

Robotic Liver Surgery – Where Do We Stand?

Minimal invasive surgery is a well-accepted alternative approach for resection of anterior liver segments and left lateral secterectomies [1-3].

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Staged Ablation and Complex Reconstruction of Extensive Perineal Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurative (HS) is a potentially debilitating chronic inflammatory condition affecting apocrine gland-bearing tissue found in the axilla and perineum.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Improvement by the Omentum on Spinal Cord Injuries

Background: It the late 1800's, Ramon y Cajal, Father of Neuropathology, stated that the reason patients who suffered a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) do not improve is that a scar develops at the site of the SCI which prevents axons from penetrating through the scar barrier

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Research Article

LigaSure Small Jaw vs. Harmonic Focus and Clamp-and-Tie Technique in Total Thyroidectomy for Benign Disease: A Prospective Randomized Trial

Background: The Ligasure Small Jaw (LS) and the Harmonic Focus (HF) are devices designed for thyroid surgery.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Non-Operative Treatment of Intracystic Papilloma in the Male Breast

Intracystic Papilloma (ICP) in male breast is rare and only 13 cases of ICP in men have been reported worldwide so far.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Editorial

Ghanem’s New Discoveries in Medicine, Physiology, Urology, Nephrology, Cardiovascular and Surgery?

The last 32 years of my career life were spent in investigating and reporting these articles [1-4].

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Rare Founding in Peripheral Nerve Surgery: An Unicentric Castleman Disease Presenting as Median Nerve Tumor: Case Report

A 51 year old man presented with progressive swelling in the upper arm. MRI revealed a solitary mass extending from the median nerve.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Novel Technique to Remove Specimen Using Capillary Action during Transurethral Resection Surgery

Purpose: Conventional methods of mechanical suction such as Ellik evacuator and Toomey syringe for clots evacuation or specimen removal with bladder retention or resected masses from endoscopic surgery has risk of bladder perforation.

Published 18 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Clinical and Radiological Midterm Results of the MAYO® Short Stem Total Hip Arthroplasty

Short stem arthroplasty of the hip is still controversial discussed. There are currently only a few mid and long-term results for short stem hip arthroplasties published.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


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Rare Side-Effect of Vagal Nerve Implantation

Objective: This case report shows a rare side-effect at implantation of Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS) during intra-operative system diagnostic testing.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Evaluation of Transanal Endorectal Pull-Through Results

Background: Harold Hirschsprung, a Danish pediatrician, is credited with the first definitive description of the disease that bears his name.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Short-Term Outcomes of Three- Port Laparoscopic Right Hemi-Colectomy versus Five- Port Laparoscopic Right Hemi Colectomy: With a Propensity Score Matching Model

Objectives: The aim of this study is to compare the short-term and pathological outcomes of TPLRC (Three-Port Laparoscopic Right hemi - Colectomy) and FPLRC (Five - Port Laparoscopic Right hemi - Colectomy), using propensity score matching analysis.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Management of Concomitant Brachial Artery and Brachial Vein Injury

Traumatic brachial artery injury constitutes a relatively large proportion of peripheral vascular injuries.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cyst Calculus and Gallbladder Stones Treated With Surgery: A Case Report

Background: Intrahepatic bile duct cyst calculus is an extremely rare case. We report a case of intrahepatic bile duct cyst calculus and gallbladder stones treated with surgery.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


Surgical Technique

Monovision Strategies: Our Experience and Approach on Pseudophakic Monovision

While advancing surgical techniques continually improve modern cataract surgery, the rise of refractive surgery also plays a part in elevating patients’ expectations for presbyopia correction today.

Published 16 Jul, 2018


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Cardiothoracic Imaging: Unilateral Nerve of Kuntz

A 21 year-old female received bilateral sympathectomy for axillary, palmer, and plantar hyperhydriosis.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Entero-Scrotal Fistula in an Adult: A Complication of Traditional Health Care Practice in Ghana

Inguinal hernias are common in Ghanaian men. However, access to inguinal hernia surgery is limited.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Case Report

A Rare Case of Choledochal Cyst Connecting Intra- and Extra-Hepatic Duct

Choledochal cysts are rare congenital dilatations of the extra and/or intrahepatic bile ducts.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Debranching Technique Combined with Renal Transplantation for the Treatment of Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms are rarely treated with the debranching technique and renal autotransplantation.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Primary Intramedullary Osteosarcoma of the Maxilla in a Pediatric Patient: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Osteosarcomas are the most common malignant neoplasms of bone; mainly found in long bones.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Research Article

The Degree of Vascular Leak of Hydroxyethyl Starch in Severe Hemorrhagic Shock in Rats

Aim of the Study: In circulatory shock, colloid solution is beneficial to effectively maintain blood pressure.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Impact of Postoperative Complications on the Long-Term Outcome of Colorectal Cancer Patients who Underwent Curative Resection

Aim: The study evaluated the impact of postoperative complications on long-term outcomes in patients after curative resection for Colorectal Cancer (CRC).

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Effectiveness of Decompressive Suboccipital Craniectomy for Cerebellar Infarction

Objective: The adaptation of surgical treatments for cerebellar infarction that have occupied lesions remains subject to discussion.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Pneumothorax: A Rare Complication of Colonoscopy. A Systematic Review of Literature

Introduction: Colonic perforations during diagnostic or therapeutic colonoscopy can rarely evolve into pneumothorax, due to the continuity between the visceral space of neck, thorax and abdomen via a fascial compartment.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Clinical Image

Presentation and Treatment of Massive Intra pericardial Lipoma

A 67 year old man was referred to our department for a severe dyspnea of unknown origin.

Published 14 Jul, 2018


Review Article

ECMO in Lung Transplantation: A Review

Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for cardiopulmonary support has been rapidly expanding over the last 10 years in the adult population, particularly in lung transplantation.

Published 13 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Single Port Thoracoscopic Anatomic Segmentectomy: Three-Year Experience

Objective: To evaluate the safety and feasibility of single port thoracoscopic anatomic segmentectomy in the treatment of pulmonary diseases.

Published 13 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Does the Transition from da Vinci Si to Xi Platform Improve the Short-Term Outcomes for Rectal Cancer Surgery

Background: The newly introduced da Vinci Xi Surgical System was intended to address many of the shortcomings of its predecessor Si, specifically robotic arm restrictions and difficulty working in multiple quadrants.

Published 13 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm – A Possible Association with Infection of Lymphatic Mode of Spread: Report of 15 Cases

Objective: Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm (SoVA) is a rare cardiac defect. Both congenital and acquired aetiology of SoVA have been proposed.

Published 13 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Surgical Indication of Inner Ear Malformation associated with Bacterial Meningitis

Bacterial meningitis in children is a life-threatening infection of the central nervous system that is mostly associated with inner ear malformations and Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) leakages.

Published 13 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Tracking Down the Cause of Necrotizing Fasciitis in a Patient with Negative Cultures

In a patient suspected of lower abdominal necrotizing fasciitis cultures remained negative, possibly because broad spectrum antibiotics had already been given before tissue for culture was obtained.

Published 12 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Acute Monocyte Subset Counts in Patients Undergoing Coronary Surgery

Elevated proinflammatory monocyte levels may predict cardiovascular events in several diseases.

Published 12 Jul, 2018


Case Report

Small Vessels, Big Solutions; Use of Graft Conduit to Facilitate Transfemoral Impella CP Implantation

Mechanical circulatory support appeared to provide us with time; time for recovery, for decision or for assessment.

Published 12 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Risk Factors for Recurrence after Endovascular Treatment of Saccular Cerebral Aneurysms

Background and Purpose: Endovascular coiling is the established standard treatment for managing both unruptured and ruptured cerebral aneurysms worldwide, but long-term durability remains inferior to surgical clipping.

Published 12 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Long-term Quality of Life and Chronic Pain after Inguinal Hernia Repair in Women

Background: Groin hernias in women are rare and most published studies only assess different operation techniques and the associated recurrence rates.

Published 12 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Penile Fracture with or without Urethral Injury and its Follow-up

Introduction: Penile fracture is a urological emergency and delay in management can result in erectile dysfunction and pain during intercourse.

Published 04 Jul, 2018


Research Article

Profiles of Axillary Lymphadenopathy without Breast Lesions: An Analysis of 62 Patients Who Underwent Axillary Lymph Nodes Biopsies

Background: Although axillary lymph node metastasis from breast cancer is a common disease that breast surgeons encounter, clinical and pathological characteristics of axillary lymphadenopathy without breast pathology are not fully clarified.

Published 04 Jul, 2018





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