November, 2018


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Hemothorax as a Complication of Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Bleeding from Diaphragmatic Pleura

A 79-year old woman with hepatitis C virus-related liver cirrhosis underwent ultrasoundguided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for a 15 mm hepatocellular carcinoma in the anterior superior segment of the liver.

Published 30 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Diaphragmatic Eventration: An Alarming Finding Diagnosed at an Orthopedic Consultation

Diaphragmatic eventration is a partial or entire diaphragmatic muscular defect comprising of a thin structure that allows abdominal contents to be elevated into the chest cavity.

Published 29 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Adnexal torsion is a known cause of acute pelvic pain and delay in the diagnosis and surgical treatment reduces the chances of preserving the ovarian function.

We report a case of perforated non-retrocecal appendix in a child resulting in an infection with multiple pelvic and right lower extremity abscesses tracking along the ileo-femoral vessels from the pelvis to the foot.

Published 29 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Elective Modified Laparoscopic Oophoropexy for Recurrent Ovarian Torsion

Adnexal torsion is a known cause of acute pelvic pain and delay in the diagnosis and surgical treatment reduces the chances of preserving the ovarian function.

Published 29 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Duodenal Perforation Nine Months after Accidental Foreign Body Ingestion

Foreign body ingestion is a scenario occasionally encountered in the emergency room.

Published 28 Nov, 2018


Research Article

The Use of Axial Pedicle Platysma Myofascial Flap for Reconstruction of Circumferential Defect in Canine Cervical Esophagus: A Preliminary Study

Background: In various studies, the platysma muscle was used as myofascial flap for intraoral reconstruction and as musculocutaneous flap for esophageal reconstruction.

Published 28 Nov, 2018


Short Communication

Post-Operative Tromboembolism: New Therapeutical Prospectives

Despite the application of the thromboembolic prophylaxis, a residual risk of thromboembolic events persists after surgery.

Published 27 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Correlation of Abnormal Response to Acetylsalicylic Acid and the Phenomenon of Carotid Artery Restenosis

The purpose of carotid endarterectomy and long-term administration of acetylsalicylic acid to a group of patients suffering from carotid arteries stenosis is to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke of the central nervous system.

Published 27 Nov, 2018


Review Article

Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy in Patients with Deep Infiltrative Endometriosis: How Different is it, or should be, from the Standard Procedure?

Endometriosis including deep infiltrative disease affects mainly women of reproductive age.

Published 27 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Use of Neoadjuvant Short-Course Radiotherapy for Rectal Adenocarcinoma in the United States: Insights into Patterns of Practice and Outcomes

Aim: European data demonstrated the safety of short-course radiation (SC-RT) for Locally Advanced Rectal Adenocarcinoma (LARC); however, use of SC-RT in the US remains unknown.

Published 27 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Colonoscopic Removal of an Ectopic Intra Uterine Device Located within the Peritoneal Cavity and Embedded in the Proximal Sigmoid Colon Wall, Case Report and Review

A migrated Intra Uterine Device penetrating the proximal sigmoid wall was associated with a pericolic abscess which was treated with antibiotics.

Published 27 Nov, 2018


Case Report

A Rare Cause of Severe Protein-Energy Malnutrition following Bariatric Surgery

A 42-y-old man with morbid obesity underwent laparoscopic gastric bypass without acute complications but in the following ten months suffered abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and developed severe protein-energy malnutrition.

Published 27 Nov, 2018


Letter to the Editor

Surgical Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

We read the article which was written by McGonaghy and Fosselman with great interest [1].

Published 23 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Prognostic Factors Affecting Survival and Recurrence in Gastric Carcinoma

Background: Gastric adenocarcinoma is a serious and frequent digestive cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the world after colorectal cancer.

Published 23 Nov, 2018


Review Article

Treatment of Peripheral Lymphedema

Few breakthroughs have been made in the treatment of lymphedema because of a lack of information about the embryonic development and physiological function of the lymphatic system, pathophysiology and prognosis of lymphedema, and a lack of sophisticated and high-resolution imaging methods.

Published 23 Nov, 2018


Research Article

A Clinical and Radiographic Comparison between Cervical Degenerative Stenosis and Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament after Single, Open-Door Instrumented Laminoplasty

There are few large series evaluating the operative results of laminoplasty for the treatment of multilevel Cervical Degenerative Stenosis (CDS) and Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament (OPLL).

Published 23 Nov, 2018


Research Article

From Coagulation to Oral Surgery Application: Platelets in Bone Regeneration

The complexity of the treatment of tissue lesions, particularly bone lesions, in regenerative medicine depends on the origin of the substance loss (traumatic, tumoral, infectious, etc.), its size and mechanical requirements.

Published 23 Nov, 2018


Editorial

Endovascular Procedures in Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgery has presented an extraordinary development in the last decades, on one hand, new procedures performed by open surgery that has considered overcoming barriers especially in the arterial and venous fields, with exeresis, repair, and blood vessel revascularization techniques.

Published 22 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Infiltration of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia/Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma in the Prostatectomy Material in Patient with Symptoms of Prostatism and Multiple Bladder Stones

Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma is a lymphoproliferative disease with bone marrow, peripheral blood, lymph node or various solid organ involvements.

Published 22 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Metastatic Cranial Solitary Fibrous Tumor to the Left Pulmonary Vein and the Left Atrium

Solitary fibrous tumors are a class of mesenchymal neoplasms with rare tendency to undergo malignant transformation.

Published 22 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Posthepatectomy Liver Failure is More Complex than We Thought

Introduction: PHLF is the most serious complication after hepatectomy. And the reason for PHLF was complex.

Published 22 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Comparison of Single versus Double Drains after Modified Radical Mastectomy: a Randomized Clinical Trial

Mastectomy is still a common procedure and the drain usage after this procedure is controversial mainly due to diverse recommendations.

Published 22 Nov, 2018


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Endobronchial Metastatic Tumor Occluding RMB

An 80 year old mean referred from oncology due to endobronchial metastatic sarcoma of prostatic origin causing almost complete occlusion of the right main and intermediate bronchus (Figure A and B).

Published 21 Nov, 2018


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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome: An Acute Complication 10 Years after Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding

A 58-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with a 3-day history of abdominal pain and distension associated with persistent nausea.

Published 21 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Progressive Iron Deficiency with Advancing Stage in Colorectal Cancer Patients

Aim: Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA) is common among Colorectal Cancer (CRC) patients. This study evaluated the iron status of CRC patients as the stage of cancer progressed.

Published 21 Nov, 2018


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A Congenital Epulis in a Newborn

A female neonate was born by normal spontaneous delivery at 39 weeks of gestation.

Published 14 Nov, 2018


Prospective

A Neuropsychological Experimental Paradigm to Detect Insular Cortex Dysfunction: Implication for Differential Diagnosis of Insular Cortex Epilepsy

Anatomically, there is persuasive evidence that the insular cortex has wide connections with the neocortex, basal ganglia, thalamus, limbic structures and olfactory cortex [1,2].

Published 14 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Radiotherapy Benefit in High-Risk Patients Classified by an 18-Gene Panel

Purpose: An 18-gene classifier (18-GC) was developed to identify breast cancer patients of low- and high-risk in any recurrence.

Published 13 Nov, 2018


Short Communication

Bone Borne or Not Bone Borne? Hybrid MMF

Facial trauma can cause severe pain but also emotional distress due to the potential deformity of the facial skeleton.

Published 12 Nov, 2018



Case Report

Acute Perforated Appendicitis from Metastatic Small Cell Lung Cancer

Appendiceal metastasis from lung cancer is a rare entity. However, sometimes could be the cause of acute appendicitis.

Published 12 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Long Term Results of the Fingertip using the Thenar Flap

Permanents posttraumatic deformities of the fingertip may result in troublesome hand appearance mainly for young women and children.

Published 12 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Intracranial Masson Tumor: A Rare Tumor. Case Report and Literature Review

The Masson tumor is a rare intracranial lesion and only 21 cases have been reported to date in the international literature.

Published 12 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Validation and Proposal for Refining the AJCC 8th Edition Staging System for Duodenal Adenocarcinoma

Background: Studies focusing on Duodenal Adenocarcinoma (DAC) are scarce and the clinicopathological features, patient characteristics, and survival factors of DAC are unknown.

Published 09 Nov, 2018


Editorial

Should We Expand the Use of Intracavitary ECG Guidance for Insertion of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters?

The incidence of cancer is increasing every year and the treatment of tumors is currently the focus of considerable medical research.

Published 09 Nov, 2018


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Focal Chronic Pancreatitis Mimicking Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor

A 70 years-old man was referred to the Surgical Department after a 14-years history of carcinoid syndrome related symptoms (diabetes, flushing and diarrhea) and serum Chromogranin-A (CgA) elevation.

Published 09 Nov, 2018


Letter to the Editor

Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery vs. Endoscopic Mucosal Resection for Large Rectal Adenomas

The centralization of complex surgical procedures has improved the results for the benefit of patients [1].

Published 09 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Drain Appendicitis: A Bewildering Anecdote

Background & Aim: Appendicitis is one of the most common conditions seen by surgeons.

Published 09 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Assessing the Neurocognitive Function Effects of Ketamine in Cardiac Surgical Patients

Background: Despite remarkable progress in surgical, Cardio Pulmonary Bypass (CPB) and anesthetic techniques, neurocognitive damage still remains an important cause of postoperative morbidity in cardiac surgery.

Published 09 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Giant ACL Lesion with Destruction Requiring ACL Reconstruction and Operative Management of ACL Lesions

We present an unusual giant lesion of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) causing destruction and requiring reconstruction of ACL.

Published 09 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Spontaneous Splenic Hemorrhage and Portal Hypertension in Pregnancy: A Combined Catheter Based and Surgical Approach

Objectives: To review the management of portal hypertension and splenic hemorrhage in pregnancy.

Published 07 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Remote Cerebellar Hemorrhage after Thoracic Spinal Surgery with Moderate CSF Loss: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Remote Cerebellar Hemorrhage (RCH) is an infrequent but serious complication after spinal surgery, and the exact pathogenetic mechanism is unknown.

Published 05 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Synchronous Granulocytic Sarcoma of the Gallbladder and Stomach as the Initial Presentation of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Granulocytic Sarcoma (GS) is a rare extramedullary tumor composed of myeloid progenitor cells.

Published 05 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Basic Experiments to Develop Temporary Packing Material Using a Polymer Gel to Control Solid Organ Hemorrhage

Background: Towel or gauze packing is usually applied as a temporary hemostatic method in damage control surgery, but “repacking” is sometimes required at the planned reoperation because of re-bleeding after removal of these materials when they adhere strongly to the injured surface.

Published 05 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Morphological Placental Portraits in Congenital Diaphragmatic Defects: A Pathological Study Approach

Introduction: The pathogenesis of Congenital Diaphragmatic Defects (CDD) is not clear.

Published 02 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Reverse Dorsolateral Proximal Phalangeal Island Flap: A Modified Technique for Reconstruction of Finger Defect

Soft tissue defects of the fingertip are the very common after hand injuries. Nevertheless, they still represent a challenging issue for hand surgeons.

Published 02 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Laparoscopic Fundoplication after Esophageal Atresia Repair

To evaluate our experience with Gastro-Esophageal Reflux (GER) treatment after Esophageal Atresia (EA) repair.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Editorial

Long Term Effects of Endoscopic Sclerotherapy on the Oesophagus

Portal hypertension and its secondary effects significantly contribute to the morbidity and mortality in patients with advanced liver disease [1].

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Ipsilateral Lung Resections for Postoperative Recurrent or Second Primary Lung Cancer

Purpose: This study aimed to report our experience with repeated ipsilateral pulmonary resection in patients with local recurrent and second primary lung cancer, and to assess operative mortality and long-term outcomes.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Review Article

The Cognitive Reserve Model and Its Relation to Preoperative Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Patients with Refractory Medial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: A Perspective Review

Introduction: Literature findings on cognitive rehabilitation procedures pre- and particularly postoperatively are very scarce in epilepsy patients.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Are Previous Experience with Laparoscopy and the Inclusion in a Group of Surgeons with Prior Robotic Experience Required to Perform Robotic Rectal Cancer Surgery?

Introduction: Robotic rectal surgery could decrease the learning curve but the necessity of previous experience with laparoscopy or the importance of being part of a group of surgeons with previous robotic experience have not been analyzed yet.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Perspective

Audiovisual Information in Patients Undergoing a Total Knee Replacement: Is it Important to Modify Preoperative Expectations?

Osteoarthritis of the knee is one of the most prevalent pathologies in our society.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Autogenous Fibula Graft for Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures after Revision Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty

Periprosthetic femoral fractures after total hip and knee arthroplasty are increasing common complications.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Relevance of a Persistent Descending Mesocolon to Sigmoid Volvulus

Purpose: Sigmoid Volvulus (SV) causes acute abdomen, but its mechanism of torsion still remains unknown.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Pancreaticoduodenectomy Following Chemotherapy for Locally Advanced Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreatic Head: Case Report

Context: Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related mortality.

Published 01 Nov, 2018



Case Report

Long Term Complication after Petticoat Technique in Type B Aortic Dissection

We reported a case of complicated Type B aortic dissection treated by TEVAR and PETTICOAT technique.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Case Report

Thoracic Stab Wound: A Curious Case Report

Self-stabbing is an uncommon method of suicide and attempt of suicide, mostly chosen by young men and persons with a psychiatric history.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


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Untreated Periprosthetic Hip Fracture - A Consequence of War

A 79-year-old female refugee from Syria presented to our emergency department with a long history of right hip pain causing walking inability.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Cervical Lymph Node Excision – A Retrospective Analysis of Differential Diagnoses and Prognostic Variables

Background: Lymphadenopathy often poses problems in terms of differential diagnosis.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Inflow Modulation in Adult Living Donor Liver Transplant to Reduce Risk of Small-for-Size Syndrome (SFSS)

Small for Size Syndrome (SFSS) is a specific problem in Living Donor Liver Transplant (LDLT) where the pathogenesis in SFSS seems to be primarily linked to graft over perfusion.

Published 01 Nov, 2018


Research Article

Treatment of Accidentally Diagnosed Gallbladder Cancer after Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Introduction: The aim of the study was to retrospectively evaluate a group of 34 patients who underwent surgery due to incidental gallbladder carcinoma after laparoscopic cholecystectomy at the University Hospital Plzeň in 2005-2015.

Published 01 Nov, 2018





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