July, 2020


Case Report

Brachymetatarsia and Single-Stage Lengthening: A Case Report

Brachymetatarsia is a rare deformity of uncertain etiology.

Published 31 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Salvage Therapy for Recurrent Gastrojejunal Anastomotic Stricture Using a Lumen Apposing Metal Stent

Gastrojejunostomy anastomotic stricture following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is a common complication of the surgery, which can result in significant morbidity and impaired quality of life for patients.

Published 31 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Successful Endoscopic Management for the Adult Patient with Non-Functioning Atrophic Kidney Caused by Obstructed Ureteral Stone: Two-Step Treatment Strategy

Background: Most patients with non-functioning atrophic kidney caused by obstructed ureteral stone often are performed simple nephrectomy to prevent infectious status.

Published 31 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Trapezial Ridge Fracture – Rare But Beware!

Trapezial ridge fractures are rare and should be considered if pain and/or swelling of the thenar prominence and pinch weakness persist after hand trauma, especially when anteroposterior and lateral radiographs are inconspicuous.

Published 31 Jul, 2020

Case Report

An Infected Ectopic Wisdom Tooth in the Ascending Ramus

An ectopic wisdom tooth undergoing pathological migration is rare.

Published 31 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Hepatectomy for a Patient with Polycystic Liver Disease Associated with Cystobiliary Communication: A Case Report

Cystobiliary communication is a rare complication of polycystic liver disease.

Published 30 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Surgical Outcomes of Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression in Lumbar Disc Herniation: Six Years’ Experience from Hungary’s Largest Neurosurgical Center

Introduction: Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression (PLDD) is a minimally invasive, non-open surgical technique, which uses laser energy to vaporize the nucleus pulposus in a percutaneous way.

Published 30 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Gastric Outlet Obstruction in Peutz-Jegher Syndrome

Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS) is a rare polyposis syndrome commonly affecting the small bowel with recurrent obstruction due to polyp related intussusception.

Published 30 Jul, 2020

Editorial

Management and Treatment of Vascular Surgery Emergency Cases may be Impacted Negatively by the COVID-19 Pandemic

On March 18th 2020, an 85-year-old man with abdominal pain was admitted to Emergency Room (ER) of a secondary hospital, where any vascular facilities had been suspended one week before because of the outbreak of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Induced Disease (COVID-19).

Published 29 Jul, 2020

Clinical Image

Metronidazole-Induced Encephalopathy during the Treatment of Advanced Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

A 53-year-old man diagnosed with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (Lt, T3, N2 [#1, #106recL and #101R], M0, Stage 3) was subject to subtotal esophagectomy after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (DCF; docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5-fluorouracil).

Published 29 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Transvaginal Peritoneocele Repair with Anterior Levatorplasty in Patients with a Rectocele and an Enterocele

Enterocele is defined as a herniation of the peritoneal sac between the vagina and the rectum.

Published 29 Jul, 2020

Editorial

Safe Tracheostomy in COVID Patients

We would like to present the protocol that we came up with, to perform tracheostomies in COVID patient, keeping the safety of healthcare workers in mind.

Published 28 Jul, 2020

Clinical Image

Treatment of Multiple Buccal Exostosis

Exostoses are benign nodular bone protuberances and asymptomatic that may occur along buccal and lingual aspect of both the jaws [1-5].

Published 28 Jul, 2020

Editorial

Losartan (AT1R Blockers): Beneficial Effects on COVID-19 Patients

The novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), officially known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the etiological agent of COVID-19, emerged in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

Published 28 Jul, 2020

Editorial

COVID-19: Don’t We Need to Think for Future

Recent COVID-19 outbreak changed a lot of things for everyone, including healthcare workers.

Published 28 Jul, 2020

Letter to the Editor

The COVID-19 Myth and Phytobezoar

We managed an edentulous adult male patient who ate excessive dietary fiber due to the personal myth that it will reduce his chances of getting COVID-19 disease.

Published 28 Jul, 2020

Clinical Image

Ductal Carcinoma In Situ of the Male Breast Detected by Microcalcification in Mammography

Screening mammography for Male Breast Cancer (MBC) is not feasible due to the low incidence of MBC.

Published 28 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Modified Pancreatojejunostomy in Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Patients with High Risk of Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula

Introduction: Robotic Pancreaticoduodenectomy (RPD) is extremely challenging owing to its technical difficulties and high risks of complications, especially postoperative pancreatic fistula.

Published 24 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Postoperative Seromas after Soft-Tissue Sarcoma Resection: Natural History and Progression

Introduction: Following wide surgical excision of deep soft-tissue sarcomas, particularly those that are large and underwent preoperative radiation, patients may develop a seroma despite prolonged surgical drain placement.

Published 23 Jul, 2020

Editorial

Do or Die, Ask Not Why! − COVID-19

“Do or die, ask not why” - that is exactly what the healthcare workers the world over have done for the last 4 months.

Published 22 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor, a Sarcoma Mimicker: Importance of Cytogenetic Study

Isolated Peripheral Malignant Nerve Sheath Tumor (MPNST) may mimic a synovial sarcoma where a cytogenetic study is crucial to help differentiate the two entities in the context of similar clinicohistopathological background.

Published 22 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Is PFA-100® ADP/Epinephrine Platelet Aggregometry a Helpful Tool in Neurosurgical Patients on Acetyl Salicylic Acid Medication?

Objectives: Due to an aging patient population, neurosurgeons are increasingly confronted with patients taking Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) as an antiplatelet agent.

Published 22 Jul, 2020

Letter to Editor

Portocaval Shunt in Liver Transplantation, Why not?

The benefits of Portocaval Shunt (PCS) during Liver Transplantation (LT) have been described by several authors.

Published 22 Jul, 2020

Short Communication

Craniofacial Microsomia: Clinical Features and Classification (Part I)

Craniofacial Microsomia (CFM) is a facial congenital malformation, initially described in 1963 by Gorlin et al.

Published 22 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Pacinian Corpuscle Neuroma: A Rare Case Report with Review of Literature

The authors discuss an interesting case of a Pacinian corpuscle neuroma in the finger of a young woman who presented with severe digital pain.

Published 20 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Assessment of Knowledge Base of Primigravida about Pregnancy and Antenatal Care at the Time of Booking in a South West Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

Background: It is pertinent for the pregnant woman to understand the concept of what she is embarking on.

Published 20 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Radiotherapy Enhances Kupffer Cell Function and Modifies the Spleen Macrophage Clearance

Introduction: Although the effects of X-ray irradiation, used in megavoltage radiotherapy are wellknown, literature investigating their influence on the cell defense system is still scarce.

Published 20 Jul, 2020

Research Article

The Importance of Multidisciplinary Spina Bifida Clinic in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Due to the complexity of spina bifida syndrome, patients need special attention to medical, family and social challenges.

Published 14 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Standards for Case Reports Regarding Gummy Smile Treatment in Literature: A Systematic Review

Background: Excessive gingival display, also known as gummy smile, represents a serious aesthetic problem that could be related to various etiological factors.

Published 14 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Medium Term Results in Meniscal Repair: Can Lifestyle Influence the Clinical Outcome?

Purpose: To improve the current knowledge of factors influencing the success and the clinical outcome of meniscal repair, focusing on patients’ lifestyle and on the surgical techniques applied.

Published 14 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Severe Postoperative Anemia after Repair of Type A Aortic Dissection in a Jehovah’s Witness

We report successful surgery for acute type A aortic dissection in a Jehovah’s Witness (JW) patient without the use of transfusion of allogeneic blood or blood products despite perioperative severe anemia.

Published 14 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Gender Inequality in Surgical Training Selection: A Systematic Review

Background: This study aimed to evaluate gender inequality within the Surgical Education and Training (SET) programmer selection process to identify barriers to gender equality and to outline solutions to bridge this divide.

Published 14 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Internal Hernia Repair as an Emergency after Primary and Revisional Bariatric Surgery: Results from a High-Volume Referral Center

Background: Reduction and closure of internal hernia has become a frequent emergency bariatric procedure at high-volume centers to treat complications after primary and revisional bariatric surgery.

Published 13 Jul, 2020

Editorial

Zoo: An Ignored Area for Outbreak of COVID-19

Since December 2019, a total of 49,912 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China.

Published 08 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Spinal MRI is not a Complete Replacement for Spinal Cord Angiography, a Rare Case of Spinal Canal Neoplasia in the Spinal Canal that Causes Paralysis: Case Report and Literature Review

Objective: One case of acute spinal cord injury was confirmed by spinal myelography, and the application of spinal angiography in patients with special spinal cord injury was explored.

Published 08 Jul, 2020

Case Report

Primary Tuberculosis of the Oral Cavity Presenting as the Ulcers: A Case Report

Tuberculosis is an infectious and chronic granulomatous disease, which involves almost any organ in the body.

Published 08 Jul, 2020

Research Article

A Retrospective Review of Surgery for Skull Base Tumors in a Nigerian Tertiary Hospital

Background: Surgery for skull base tumors is often a challenge due to difficult surgical corridor and multiple cranial nerve and neurovascular involvements, but a different set of challenges exist in this emerging practice environment.

Published 07 Jul, 2020

Review Article

Tumorigenesis and Its Neovascularization

The hunt and understanding for tumorigenesis is a critical process: its identification might highlight the perspective for the direction of future investigations and could pave the way for the development of new strategies.

Published 07 Jul, 2020

Research Article

Analysis of the Cesarean Index in Patients Primigests of Different Age Groups

Introduction: Cesarean section as a birth route is associated with an increased risk of long-term complications, such as placenta previa, placental accretion, and post-operative, such as endometritis, dehiscence, and/or surgical wound infection.

Published 07 Jul, 2020




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