January, 2019


Case Report

Open Right Hepatectomy to Treat a Giant Liver Cystadenoma: A Case Report

Background: Hepatic cystadenomas are rare tumors occurring mainly in women representing about 5% of reported cystic lesions of the liver.

Published 11 Mar, 2019


Case Report

A Giant Left Atrial Thrombus after Left Upper Lobectomy for Lung Cancer

Solitary thrombus formation in the pulmonary vein stump is a rare complication after lung resection.

Published 05 Mar, 2019


Research Article

Collagen Peptide as an Effector in Pressure Injuries Treatment in Older Adult Inpatients

Aim: To examine the hypothesis that Collagen Peptide (CP) is effective in the treatment of Pressure Injuries (PI) in older adult inpatients.

Published 05 Mar, 2019


Review Article

Systemic Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Modern Pancreatic Cancer Treatment: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains a disease with a poor prognosis despite advances in surgery and systemic therapies.

Published 05 Mar, 2019


Case Report

Hepatolith with Extrahepatic Bile Duct Adenoma for Hepatopancreatoduodenectomy: A Case Report

Extrahepatic bile duct adenoma's was rare and many researchers reported HPD and the diagnosis was mainly malignant disease of the hepatobiliary system.

Published 05 Mar, 2019


Case Report

Intraoperative Massive Graft Thrombosis and Failure after Heart Transplant in LVAD Assisted Patients: Report of Two Cases

Left Ventricular Assistance Devices (LVAD) is an increasingly used option for advanced heart failure patients on waiting list for cardiac transplantation (C-Tx).

Published 28 Feb, 2019


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Pediatric Epilepsy Induced by a Living Parasite Etiologically Diagnosed as Cerebral Sparganosis

We investigated an easy-to-be-confused cerebral lesion finally diagnosed as sparganosis.

Published 28 Feb, 2019


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Giant Retroperitoneal Paraganglioma

Paraganglioma (PGL) is a rare retroperitoneal tumor and originates from neural crest cells, accounting for 1% to 3% of retroperitoneal tumors [1].

Published 28 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Colonic Phytobezoar: An Unexpected Cause of Large Bowel Obstruction

Colonic phytobezoar is a rare cause of large bowel obstruction and may pose a diagnostic challenge.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Maxillofacial Fractures Caused by Falls

Background: Fall-related injuries are sometimes caused by high-energy trauma and show complex clinical conditions that are occasionally difficult to treat.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Just Another Simple Breast Lump or What Else Can Be Found in the Breast?

Lipomas are among the most common mesenchymal tumors and are usually benign, well circumscribed, and covered by a thin capsule, appearing in almost every region of the body with a prevalence of 2.1 per 1000 people.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Deep Survival Model Identifies Prognostic Subgroups of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients

Objective: The aim of this study was to develop predict model for survival of BC patients using deep learning method and to apply our model for classifying the prognostic subgroups of TNBC patients.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


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Traumatic Herniation of the Buccal Fat Pad

An 18-month-old male child presented with an intraoral mass on the right side of his cheek.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Letter to the Editor

Snapchat Dysmorphia: A Warning to Cosmetic Surgeons!

Nowadays the two main social media applications called Snapchat and Instagram provides various features which help making changes into the photo, so the face looks smooth and soft with no wrinkles.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Factors Associated with Death and Limitation of Life-Sustaining Therapies in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

Aim of the Study: A substantial proportion of deaths of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) follow a decision to limit life-sustaining therapies.

Published 26 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Oral Nutritional Supplements before Rectal Cancer Surgery-Hitting Two Birds with One Stone? Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial

Background: Preoperative weight loss and malnutrition is common among patients undergoing surgery for rectal cancer.

Published 20 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Prevalence of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Injuries and Symptoms in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Athletes

Introduction: Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that originated in China and was brought to Brazil, where it became very popular and developed into a style known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Published 15 Feb, 2019


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Extreme Cachexia: When Heart Failure Breaks Down Atrial Cardiac Muscle Proteins

68-year-old woman submitted to mitral valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty 13 years ago, required hospital admission due to severe heart failure symptoms.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


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Aging Face: The Role of Stromal Enriched Lipograft™ in Facial Rejuvenation

Facial aging presents a challenging problem for plastic and aesthetic surgeons; it is a multi factorial, multistep process that involves structural and volumetric changes in the skin, muscles, skeleton, and adipose tissue.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Posterior Tibial Nerve Schwannoma in a Multiple Myeloma Patient: A Case Report

We report the case of a 61-year-old man with sharp pain, tender mass at the left lower onethird posterior tibial region.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Hyper Saline Infusion Protocol through the Portal Vein may Focus Electro Oration on Tumor Tissue, But is it really Safe? Preliminary Results

Introduction: Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) is highly dependent on the electrical conductivity of the tissue and the high conductivity of tumor tissue, which leads to a lower field than that in the surrounding healthy tissue.

Published 15 Feb, 2019


Review Article

What’s the Best Anticoagulation Management for Deep Venous Thrombosis?

Management of Deep Venous Thrombosis has dramatically changed with implication of endovascular techniques.

Published 11 Feb, 2019


Research Article

A Comparative Study of Two Types of Cryptic Scar Surgery for Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis: Tranumbilical Two-Port Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy and Trans-Umbilical Ring Incision Open Pyloromyotomy

Objective: To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of Tranumbilical two - port laparoscopic pyloromyotomy and tranumbilical ring incision open pyloromyotomy Methods A series of 109 cases from January 2012 to June 2018 were retrospectively analyzed.

Published 11 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Decreased Lipid Serum Level after Pituitary Adenoma Resection

Objective: The aim is to evaluate the relationship between pituitary adenoma and serum lipid by pre- and post-operative.

Published 11 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Preconditioning of Healthy, Stunned, Infarcted, Hypertrophied and Failing Hearts: Role of Conditioning Reserve in Supplemental Cardioprotection

Background: Classical Ischemic Preconditioning (IPC) limits Myocardial Infarction (MI) in previously normal subjects and naïve hearts but not in diseased hearts.

Published 09 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Yersinia Enterocolita Periprosthetic Hip Joint Replacement Infection; Case Report

Prosthetic joint infection is devastating for both patients and surgeons alike.

Published 09 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Endoscope-Assisted Intraoral Approach for Removal of Ectopic Third Molar to the Lower Border Mandible Using Long-Tip Ultrasonic Device

Removal of deeply impacted teeth surrounding the lingual space is difficult and various surgical approaches have been described to remove ectopic mandibular teeth.

Published 09 Feb, 2019


Case Report

A Rare Case of Cystic Lymphangioma of the Pancreatic Head

The cystic lymphangiomas are taxonomically framed as benign tumors that originate from congenital malformations of the lymphatic vessels with consequent interruptions of the flow and dilatation of the lumen.

Published 08 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Surgical Management of IIIA/N2 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; A Systematic Review

Background: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) stage IIIA/N2 (cT1-3N2M0) represents a heterogenic group, and depending on the level of lymph node involvement, prognosis varies within this group.

Published 08 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Successful Buccal Mucosa Graft for Salvage of Neovaginoplasty in a Transgender Patient: Case Report and Six Years Follow-Up

Introduction: The most used technique for neovaginoplasty in transsexual women is the "penile inversion technique".

Published 08 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Spinal Epidural Hematoma Associated with Neurological Deficit after Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture: Case Report

Post-traumatic Spinal Epidural Hematoma (SEH) is rare and represents less than 1% to 7% of all spine injuries.

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Epicardial Left Ventricular Lead Implantation for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Midterm Results

Introduction: Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) grows as an effective treatment modality due to its serious symptomatic recovery and improved survival rates in patients with left ventricle systolic dysfunction refractory to medical treatment and serious intra-interventricular dyssynchronisation.

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Cerebral Hyperperfusion Syndrome is it an Underlying Complication of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt: a Case Report

Objective: To investigate the correlation between deep remissions assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and long-term clinical remission after combined therapy for Perianal Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease (PFCD).

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Case Report

Multidisciplinary Approach for Treatment of Root Perforation in Esthetic Areas: A Clinical Report

Incorrect endodontic treatment can lead to root perforation that, in the anterior region, can cause significant esthetic damage.

Published 07 Feb, 2019


Research Article

Discordance between Deep Remissions Assessed by MRI and Long-term Clinical Remission after Combined Therapy with Infliximab and Seton Placement for Perianal Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease

Objective: To investigate the correlation between deep remissions assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and long-term clinical remission after combined therapy for Perianal Fistulizing Crohn’s Disease (PFCD).

Published 01 Feb, 2019


Case Report

The Impact of β-Blocker on Coronary Flow Reserve in a Case with Coronary Artery Ectasia

A-77-year-old female presented with persistent chest pain and was referred to ER of our hospital.

Published 31 Jan, 2019


Research Article

A Novel Anatomical Locking Plate Fixation for T-Shaped Acetabular Fracture: Finite Element Analysis

Purposes: To compare the biomechanical stability of the plate and eight different kinds of internal fixation for T-shaped acetabular fracture using finite element analysis.

Published 31 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Do Cavity Shave Margins Help Breast Conserving Surgery Outcomes?

Breast conservation surgery yields positive margin with tumor in up to two-thirds of cases, often leading to re-excision.

Published 31 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Long-Term Follow-Up of Coexisting Meningioma and Intramedullary Ependymoma as a Collision Tumor in the Spinal Cord: A Case Report

Background: Meningioma and ependymoma are usually presented as intramedullary and extramedullay tumor of spinal cord, respectively.

Published 31 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Intraluminal Silastic Tube for Multiple Segment of Bowel Anastomosis in Midgut Volvulus: An Alternative Approach to Preserve Bowel Length

Short bowel syndrome is a known complication following long segment resection for intestinal ischaemia secondary to midgut volvulus and associated with much morbidity.

Published 30 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Preoperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Inserted in Acute Myocardial Infarction Patients without Cardiogenic Shock Undergoing Surgical Coronary Revascularization

Objectives: The benefit of preoperative Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) implantation in high-risk cardiac surgery patients is still debated.

Published 30 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Reduced Early Urinary Output Volume of Patients Undergoing Cardiac Surgery Correlates with the Durations of Hospitalization and Ventilation

Background: Urinary Output (UO) is an important observation among patients following cardiac surgery that has been linked to adverse cardiovascular events in various populations.

Published 30 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Multimodal Treatment of a Case of Synchronous Recurrent Hepatocarcinoma and Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma

Background: The treatment of simultaneous oncological diseases in patients with other severe comorbidities may be challenging.

Published 30 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Comparison of Outcomes between Axillary and Femoral Artery Cannulation for Type A Aortic Dissection Surgery

Objective: To compare the application and outcome of femoral and axillary arterial cannulation in adult type A aortic dissection surgery.

Published 30 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Impacts of the Surgical Safety Checklist on Postoperative Clinical Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Tumor Patients: A Single-center Cohort Study

Background: A 19-item Surgical Safety Checklist (SSC) was published by the World Health Organization in 2008 and was proved to reduce postoperative complications.

Published 30 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Laparoscopic Lateral Pancreaticojejunostomy for Chronic Pancreatitis; a Single Operator Tertiary Center Experience from Western India

Introduction: Lateral Pancreaticojejunostomy (LPJ), has its recognized applications in the decompressive management of Chronic Pancreatitis (CP), and is recommended in patients with concomitant pain, obstructed, dilated pancreatic duct. Performing this procedure laparoscopically is technically challenging.

Published 28 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Is There an Optimal Time-Window for the Minimally Invasive Puncture Evacuation Surgery in Intracerebral Hemorrhage?

This article summarizes published studies on minimally invasive puncture evacuation surgery in cerebral hemorrhage and attempts to explore the best time point for MIPS in ICH from the perspective of pathophysiology and clinical treatment.

Published 25 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Mid-Term Result of Endovascular Intervention for Chronic Obstructive Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis

Background: The purpose of this study was to propose an emerging endovascular technique and describe results of endovascular intervention in treating chronic Iliofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Published 25 Jan, 2019


Case Series

Two Cases Dysgerminoma with Micrometastasis in Lymph Nodes

We reported 2 cases of micrometastasis in dysgerminoma; specify incidence of micrometastasis is unknown.

Published 25 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Sternectomy Resection for Metastasis

Papillary carcinoma is the most common malignant thyroid cancer and metastasis to sternum is extremely rare.

Published 25 Jan, 2019


Case Report

A Case of Successful Multi-Stage Open Surgical Conversion of a Secondary Aorto-Oesophageal Fistula with Endograft Infection after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

Background: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for approximately 56.5/100,000 hospitalizations with a mortality rate of 8.2%.

Published 25 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Heart Rhythm Conduction Disturbances in Patients Who Underwent Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation – TAVI

Very few data exist on the clinical impact of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) on heart rhythm conduction disturbances and early predictors for Pacemaker (PM), Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) or Cardioverter Defibrillator resynchronization (CRT-D).

Published 24 Jan, 2019


Clinical Video

Surgical Procedure of Adenomyomectomy by Using the Modified Double-Flap Method for the Treatment of Severe Diffuse Adenomyosis

The technique of resection of adenomyotic lesions was described as follows: In brief, 12 units of pituitrin (diluted in 100 ml of normal saline) were injected.

Published 22 Jan, 2019


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Fallopian Tube Metastasis or Malignant Cells in Uterine Tube?

Current medical practice is improved with the technology, now we can get a more precise diagnostic.

Published 22 Jan, 2019


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A Case in Which His Own Pancreatic Juice Damaged a Patient’s Lungs through a Pancreaticopleural Fistula

A 42-year-old man was admitted with chest pain and bloody sputum.

Published 22 Jan, 2019


Research Article

First Cannulation Should Be More Than 3 Weeks after Creation of a Radial-Cephalic Arterio-Venous Fistula

Background: The KDOQI (Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative) recommends not using Arterio-Venous-Fistulas (AVFs) for Hemodialysis treatment (HD) within 1-month after creation because earlier cannulation (≤ 14 days) leads to reduced fistula survival.

Published 22 Jan, 2019


Editorial

Surgical Options for Managements of Mandibular Disease

The mandible is unique in its shape as horse shoes or its development from maxillary process of the branchial arches and Meckel’s cartilage during intra uterine life, its cartilaginous type of bone.

Published 22 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Renal Pelvis Presented as Post-Obstruction Pyonephrosis: A Commonly Known Malignancy in a Rare Location

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) of the renal pelvis is an extremely rare clinical entity, constituting less than 1% of all urinary tract neoplasms.

Published 17 Jan, 2019


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Acquired Bladder Exstrophy: A Case Report of a 53 Years Old Man

A 53-year-old male presented with protrusion of Urinary Bladder through his abdomen (Figure 1) following a motor vehicle accident.

Published 16 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Life-Threatening Pheochromocytoma Crisis Operated On Emergency Under Extracorporeal Life Support: About 4 Case Reports

Pheochromocytoma crisis may induce severe circulatory collapse, and mechanical support requirement as a bridge to recovery before pheochromocytoma surgical withdrawal.

Published 10 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Endovascular Treatment and Open Repair of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: Mortality Related to Abdominal Compartiment Syndrome

Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (RAAA) carries a high mortality rate of 32% to 80% in patients who survive surgery.

Published 10 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Minimally Invasive Cochlear Reimplantation Case Report and Technical Considerations

There is a growing number of individuals undergoing minimally invasive surgery for Cochlear Implantation (CI).

Published 10 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Late Arterovenous Fistula after Partial Nephrectomy in Solitary Kidney

While the vast majority of patients with renal masses present with unilateral disease, ~3% of patients are diagnosed with synchronous bilateral renal masses [1].

Published 08 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Co-Existence of Intracranial Solitary Fibrous Tumor/Hemangiopericytoma and Right Middle Cerebral Artery Aneurysm: A Case Report

Intracranial Solitary Fibrous Tumors (ISFTs) are rare mesenchymal neoplasms originating in the meninges and constitute a heterogeneous group of rare spindle cell tumors that include benign and malignant neoplasms of which hemangiopericytoma is nowadays considered a cellular phenotypic variant.

Published 08 Jan, 2019


Short Communication

Using Author Weighted Scheme to Show the Most Cited Scholars on Google Maps

Objective: To quantify author credits and compute the Individual Research Achievements (IRA), the most cited authors are required to present on Google Maps for comparison.

Published 08 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Incidence of Finding Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Abdominal Computed Tomography Scans: A Single Tertiary Center Experience

Objective: The aim is to look for the incidence of the incidental Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) on routine abdominal Computed Tomography (CT scans) based on a single tertiary center at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Secretory Carcinoma of the Parotid Gland: First Case Reported in Brazil

The Mammary Analogue Secretory Carcinoma or MASC was first described by Skálová et al. [2].

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Skin Carcinomas of the Centrofacial Region in Elderly

In recent years, the incidence of skin cancers, especially in the facial area, has increased due to longer life expectancy and higher exposure of sun shine.

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Editorial

Urinary Biomarkers to Reduce Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) complicates 22% to 36% of cardiac surgical procedures, doubling total hospital costs [1-4].

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Research Article

Reexcision of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Located on the Nasal Region in Elderly

For older patients, the surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer of the nose is primarily indicated for bleeding, fear, and pain.

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Review Article

How A Failed Assassination Attempt on Franklin Delano Roosevelt Ended in the Death of Anton Cermak, Mayor of Chicago

On February 15 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was returning from a Florida fishing trip and passed through the Biscayne Park area of Miami to give a brief speech.

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Research Article

The Role of Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy in the Evaluation of Thyroid Nodules

Objective: Thyroid nodules are one of the most common pathologies among the general population, but there are still some challenges regarding to their treatment and follow up.

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Laparoscopic Management of a Recurrent Simple Giant Hepatic Cyst

A 29-year-old female presented to the emergency department with abdominal bloating, early satiety, anorexia, and associated postprandial discomfort localized to the epigastric region for 1.5 months.

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Case Report: Recurrent Giant Symptomatic Colonic Cyst

Defunctionalized colon is not listed in literature as a complication of colorectal surgery.

Published 07 Jan, 2019


Case Report

Collision Tumours, Meningioma and Colloid Cyst: A Rare Entity

Presence of collision tumours without any evidence of phacomatoses, genetic syndromes or any history of previous radiation to the brain is extremely rare.

Published 07 Jan, 2019





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