October, 2018


Research Article

Colloid Cysts of the Third Ventricle: 24 Cases Review

Introduction: Colloid cysts are very rare in all brain tumors and almost always located in the anteriosuperior of the third ventricle, between fornix, surround of foramen monro.

Published 23 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Aortic Dissection and Direct Factor Xa Inhibitors: Uncharted Waters

Acute type A aortic dissection is a surgical emergency due to the high mortality in medically treated patients mainly in the first 48 hrs of presentation.

Published 23 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Does Trauma Room Duration Affect Patient Outcome in a Level I Trauma Center?

Background: Trauma is the leading cause of death and morbidity in younger people aged 15-29 years worldwide.

Published 23 Oct, 2018


Research Article

The Effect of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in the Improvement of Microcirculation Disturbance in Rats with Severe Acute Pancreatitis

Objective: To observe the function of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in the improvement of microcirculation disturbance in rats with Severe Acute Pancreatitis (SAP).

Published 23 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Prospect on the Therapeutic Effect of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor from the Perspective of the Pathogenesis of Pancreatitis

Many theories on the pathogenesis of severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) cannot fully explain the pathophysiological mechanism of SAP, with many unexplainable contradictions, hence the need for further investigation.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Research Article

One-Stage Correction of Complex Aortic Arch and Descending Aorta Dysplasia Combined Intracardiac Anomalies with a Median Incision

Objectives: A congenital aortic arch and descending aorta dysplasia with intracardiac anomalies are rare cardiovascular malformations, and there is some controversy regarding the ideal surgical response.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Opinion Piece

Opinion Piece: The Role of Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment in Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head and Patents Selection

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) was first used to treat urinary calculus in 1980.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Review Article

Hands and Fingers Disorder as a Women’s Disease- Why My Hands and Fingers Hurt or Grow Numb

Hand surgeons still cannot explain the mechanism of hand and finger pain in the menopause.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Submucosal Tunneling Endoscopic Septum Division for Congenital Pseudo-Pylorus: A New Technology in a Rare Disease (With Video)

Background: Pseudo-pylorus is a congenital or an acquired septum (secondary to ulcer scaring) in the antral area that might simulate the pylorus.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Case Report

A Rare Case of L5 -S1 far Lateral Disc Herniation with Severe Radicular Symptoms: Case Report

We describe a 60-year-old woman, a professionally active physician, who had recurrent, severe radicular pain in the lower left limb.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Head & Neck Spindle Cell Melanoma

Purpose: Head Neck Spindle Cell Melanoma (HNSCM) is very rare morphologic subtype of melanoma and unexplored comprehensively.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


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Anterior Paravertebral Paraganglioma Revealed by Nutcracker Syndrome

A 49-year-old man with a history of paroxysmal postprandial epigastric pain for 2 years presented with intermittent hematuria.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Review Article

Intra-Arterial Hepatic Perfusion for Metastatic Melanoma of Cutaneous Origin

Intra-arterial Hepatic Perfusion (IHP) is a chemotherapeutic strategy that has been in use for several years.

Published 22 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Appendectomy versus Conservative Antibiotics Treatment for Non-Complicated Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Purpose: In this meta-analysis, we compared the safety and efficacy of antibiotic treatment with appendectomy for the primary treatment of uncomplicated acute appendicitis.

Published 16 Oct, 2018


Review Article

Long-Term Experience with Duodenal Switch in the Community Hospital

Background: Duodenal Switch (DS) is a procedure that combines a Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG) plus a Biliopancreatic Diversion (BPD).

Published 16 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus: A Case of Solitary Metastasis to the Tongue

Malignant neoplasms that metastasize to the head and neck remain a rare occurrence.

Published 15 Oct, 2018


Editorial

Quality Parameters for Wedge Resections: Why not?

For patients with early-stage Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) not fit for lobectomy, treatment options include surgery with sublobar resection.

Published 15 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Does Iloprost Ameliorate Oxidative Stress Induced by Obstructive Jaundice? An Experimental Study in Rats

Background/Aims: Iloprost is a synthetic analogue of epoprostenol which is synthesized by endothelial cells from arachidonic acid.

Published 12 Oct, 2018


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A Large Functioning Water Clear Cell Functioning Parathyroid Adenoma

A 76-year-old man was referred to the Endocrine Unit for Primary Hyperparathyroidism (PHPT).

Published 12 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Suture or not to Suture? Trocar- Site Bowel Herniation as a Rare Complication after Trocar Placement in Laparoscopic Surgery: Case Report and Review

Laparoscopic surgery became gold standard procedure in numerous indications but despite of minimal invasiveness it could result in added complications specific to the laparoscopic approach.

Published 12 Oct, 2018


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Dramatic Complications after an Ascending Aortic Aneurism Surgery

A 54-year-old man, who had, 6 months earlier, been suffering from phlegmon of the right forearm with sepsis, was operated on because of an ascending aortic aneurysm with aortic insufficiency.

Published 12 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Laparoscopic Transgastric Resection of Intraluminal Gastric Gist with Concurrent Mesh Repair of Large Sliding Hiatus Hernia: A Case Report

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs) are rare and most commonly found in the stomach.

Published 12 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Fecopneumothorax Surgery by Thoracoabdominal Incision after McKeown Esophagectomy

Fecopneumothorax is an unusual but life-threatening condition.

Published 12 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Loop-Shaped Placement of Subcutaneous Drain for Extensive Subcutaneous Emphysema

Subcutaneous drain for extensive subcutaneous surgical emphysema is performed for patients, who are not adequately responsive to chest drainage on suction, especially those without lung collapse and sufficient space for placement of another chest tube in thoracic cavity.

Published 12 Oct, 2018


Research Article

More than Twenty Years’ Experience with “Zero-Hour” Transplant Kidney Biopsy

“Zero-hour” biopsies of 968 transplant kidney have been performed since 1994.

Published 11 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Preoperative Platelet to Lymphocyte Ratio Predicts Early Postoperative Relapses in Patients with Stage II Colon Cancer

Background: Its predictive utility in patients with stage II colon cancer undergoing curative resection is yet to be fully evaluated.

Published 11 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Acute Biliary Pancreatitis - Optimal Time for Cholecystectomy: A Prospective Randomized Study

Background: Cholecystectomy can prevent recurrent attacks of mild Acute Biliary Pancreatitis (ABP). However, the optimal timing of cholecystectomy remains controversial.

Published 11 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Hematospermia as Unknown Complication of Tension Free Mesh Repair of an Inguinal Hernia

Implantation of prosthetic meshes has become the gold standard in the repair of inguinal hernias.

Published 10 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Re-Operation and Mastectomy Rates after Breast Conservative Surgery for Positive or Close Margins: A Review

Introduction: For positive or close margins after initial Breast Conservative Surgery (BCS) for Breast Cancer (BC), it is usually proposed re-operation with a second conservative surgery or mastectomy.

Published 10 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Isolated Fourth Ventricle Causes a Mass Effect in the Posterior Fossa. Difficulties of Making a Diagnosis in the Intensive Care Unit in Comatose Patients: Clinical Overview

Isolated fourth ventricle (IFV) is a rare radiological and clinical complication of the surgical treatment within the cerebral fluid pathways.

Published 10 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Trainee Factors Influencing Initial Performance in Single Incision Pediatric Endoscopic Surgery Simulation Training

Background: Studies of multi-port laparoscopy training have revealed multiple trainee factors exist that influence various components of simulated laparoscopy.

Published 09 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Preoperative Diagnosis of Primary Malt Lymphoma in Graves’ Disease

Rare case of MALT lymphoma in Graves’ disease with preoperative diagnosis through the use of ultrasound (US), Fine-Needle Aspiration Citology (FNAC) and Core-Needle Biopsy (CNB).

Published 09 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Clinical Experiences for Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Improve a Cosmetic Outcome and Reduce Postoperative Complications

Purpose: We evaluate perioperative and cosmetic results of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery (OBS) for the Japanese patients with ptotic breasts according to time after introduction of this method.

Published 09 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Advanced Colorectal Carcinoma with Testicular Metastasis in an Adolescent: A Case Report

Introduction: Colorectal carcinoma in pediatric age group is rare and tends to be very aggressive and present late, due to which it has a very poor prognosis.

Published 09 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Robotic Sacrocolpopexy: Results, Complications and Evaluation of Impact on Quality of Life

Introduction: Robotic surgery for pelvic organ prolapse provides the advantages of laparoscopic approach with a shorter learning curve and an improvement of the surgeon ergonomic.

Published 05 Oct, 2018


Review Article

Surgical Tips for the Conservative Surgical Treatment of Ovarian Endometrioma: An Overview with Video Presentation

Surgical treatment is the most effective treatment modality for women with endometriosis-related pain or infertility.

Published 05 Oct, 2018


Letter to the Editor

Mother’s Day in an African Hospital

Twice a year, our team of about 10 physicians, surgeons and nurses moves to an African hospital and works there for a period of one to two weeks.

Published 05 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Stenosis after Stapled Anopexy: Personal Experience and Literature Review

Purpose: Post-operative stenosis following SA is a rare complication, however it can be strongly disabling and require further treatments.

Published 05 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Unenhanced Chest CT Assisted SLNB could be a Highly Reliable Option for only Methylene Blue available Breast Cancer Patients

Background: Blue dye and Radioisotope (RI) combined SLNB is the “best” protocol.

Published 05 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Risk of Reperfusion Injury in Isolated Hyperthermic Limb Perfusion

Aim: Isolated hyperthermic limb perfusion (IHLP) is a standard treatment method for selected patients with local recurrence of melanoma with frequent in-transient metastases in the lower or upper limb, and for selected patients with advanced soft tissue sarcomas of the extremity.

Published 05 Oct, 2018


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Combined Pulse Dye Laser with UltraPulse CO2 Laser for the Treatment of a Nodular Basal Cells Carcinoma of the Lower Eyelid

We present the case of a 85 year-old male with a left lower eyelid nodule, that initially started as an erythematous papule, but had increased to greater than 2,5 cm in the past 5 years and had histologically diagnosed as basal cells carcinoma.

Published 04 Oct, 2018


Commentary

Acute Myocardial Infarction Ten Days after Bentall Procedure due to Coronary Embolism: Etiology Discussion and Rare Case Presentation

Coronary thromboembolism is a rare cause of acute coronary syndromes (ACS, i.e. STEMI) and the data regarding ACS in patients with prosthetic heart valve are poor and based mainly on case report.

Published 04 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Harderoporphyria in a Young Girl Suffering from Abdominal and Neurologic Pain: A Frequent Association?

Porphyria is a group of diseases in which substances called porphyrins build up, negatively affecting the skin or nervous system.

Published 04 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Two Different Odontogenic Tumor in the Mandible: A Case Report

Cemento-Ossifying Fibroma (COF) is a benign lesion containing fibrous tissue and calcified material resembling bone and/or cementum, and may be encapsulated or unencapsulated.

Published 04 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Surgery for Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis Associated with Arthritis Mutilans: A Case Report with 26-Years’ Follow-up

We describe a case of Multicentric Reticulohistiocytosis (MR), followed-up for 26 years after diagnosis, which required numerous surgeries involving revision.

Published 01 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Arterio Venous Fistula Creation Strategy in Diabetics

Introduction: The Arterio Venous Fistula (AVF) approach is preferred to dialysis in patients with chronic renal insufficiency.

Published 01 Oct, 2018


Case Report

Lipiodol-based Lymphangiography and Glue-based Embolization of Retroperitoneal Lymphatic Vessels to Treat Symptomatic Retroperitoneal Lymphocele: A Case Report

Lymphocele occur due to the disruption of lymphatic vessels typically in the setting of trauma or surgery.

Published 01 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Application of Octacalcium Phosphate Collagen Composite to Bone Defects in Humans: A Long-Term Observational Study

Clinical research on octacalcium phosphate collagen (OCP/Col) application in bone defect has demonstrated its high bone regeneration ability.

Published 01 Oct, 2018


Research Article

Relevance of Non-Anatomic Basic Skills Training in Simulator Based Learning of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Background: A variety of training modules exist for Virtual Reality Simulators (VRS); however, their effectiveness needs to be validated before integrating VRS into training curricula.

Published 01 Oct, 2018


Case Blog

Difficult Diagnosis and Rare Morphology of Lymphangioleiomyomatosis with Giant Cysts

Diffuse cystic lung disease has many differential diagnoses which can be challenging to establish in some cases.

Published 01 Oct, 2018





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