February, 2021


Case Report

Solitary Sternal Metastasis - A Uncommon Presentation of Thyroid Papillary Carcinoma

Secondary sternal lesions are extremely uncommon, especially thyroid cancer.

Published 12 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Multidisciplinary Surgery in Thoracic Wall Reconstruction for Sternal Osteomyelitis

Sternal osteomyelitis and dehiscence are a common problem with an incidence rate of 0.5% to 5.0% after major cardiac surgery.

Published 12 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Partial Splenectomy for a Large Cavernous Hemangioma: Case Report and Literature Review

The recent awareness of the spleen's important role, especially its immune function, has fundamentally changed the management of splenic diseases, promoting the splenic preserving surgery, and protecting from the significant risk of total splenectomy: Overwhelming postsplenectomy sepsis.

Published 12 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Postoperative COVID-19 Infection after Two Negative Preoperative Tests in a Patient Undergoing Coronary Artery, Mitral Valve, and Left Atrial Cryoablation Surgery

The COVID-19 pandemic has substantially impacted cardiac surgery in Veterans Affairs Medical Centers including mandated use of Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) testing prior to cardiac surgery to identify COVID-19 in asymptomatic patients.

Published 12 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Amyand’s Hernia: A Case Report

Background: Amyand's hernia is a type of inguinal hernia that contains the cecal appendix in its sac; with a reported prevalence of 0.28% to 1% of hernias, its preoperative diagnosis is difficult, although possible through imaging studies such as tomography, which is why it is usually an incidental intraoperative finding.

Published 12 Feb, 2021


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Inverted Meckel's Diverticulum: An Unusual Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Meckel’s diverticulum constitutes the most frequent gastrointestinal congenital defect, with a prevalence of up to 4.5% [1], often diagnosed incidentally [1,2].

Published 12 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Abdominal Wall Abscess Secondary to Fish Bone Ingestion - A Case Report

Foreign Body (FB) ingestion is commonly encountered in clinical practice and fish bone ingestion accounts for most of adult admissions, resulting mainly from accidental ingestions.

Published 12 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Endoscopic Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) in the Human Cadaver: Realism and Feasibility

Introduction: The Endoscopic Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (HoLEP) technique is efficient but requires experience, learning curve and relevant endoscopic skills.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


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Full Metal Jacket: Multimodal Percutaneous Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Support

A 39-year-old male with a significant family history of coronary artery disease presented to the emergency department with chest pain.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Atypical Case of Pulmonary Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare idiopathic disease classically occurring in young women during their reproductive years, associated with diffuse bilateral cystic lung destruction and extrapulmonary manifestations consisting of large cystic lymphatic tumors known as lymphangioleiomyomas and angiomyolipomas commonly affecting the kidneys.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Recurrent and Refractory Ischemic Stroke Complicating Evans Syndrome

Evans Syndrome (ES) is characterized by autoimmune hemolytic anemia and immune thrombocytopenia.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


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Ureteroiliac Artery Fistula: An Uncommon Complication of Double-J Ureteral Stent

A 60-year-old woman diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix, treated by radiochemotherapy.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Breast Cancer Surgery during First COVID-19 Outbreak: The Role of Therapeutic Mammoplasty

Introduction: During the first COVID-19 Outbreak treatment pathways for breast cancer patients were modified to minimize patients’ exposure to hospital environment.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Evaluation of Vestibular Disorder Risk Associated with Middle Ear Surgery

Objective: There are many reports that have assessed the hearing outcome of tympanoplasty, but few reports have assessed vestibular disorders associated with this surgery.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Endometriosis: Diagnosis Procedure on Peritoneal Washing

The challenge for endometriosis is to find a non-invasive diagnostic technique, early before the progression of the disease, to preserve fertility, improve comfort of life and finally avoid pelvic complications.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Case Series

Bilateral Bucket Handle of the Medial Meniscus: Presentation of Two Cases and Literature Review

Bucket handle lesions usually follow traumas in active adults.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Endoscopic Endonasal Transsphenoidal and Transplanum Removal of Chordoid Glioma of the Third Ventricle

Chordoid glioma is a rare low-grade tumor that arises from the anterior wall or roof of the third ventricle superior to the optic chiasm.

Published 11 Feb, 2021


Research Article

(No) Impact of Comorbidities on Severe Postoperative Complications in Ovarian Cancer Patients: Results of a Prospective Study (RISC-GYN–Trial)

Objective: Accompanying comorbidities in patients with ovarian cancer are of special relevance for scheduling debulking surgery, especially in the anesthesiological consultations.

Published 09 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Review of the Latest Methods in the Treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa and Other Chronic Wounds, Development of Innovative Advanced Therapy Medicinal Product

Epidermolisis Bullossa (EB) is classified as genodermatosis, a hereditary genetic skin disorder that causes severe, chronic skin blisters with painful and life-threatening complications.

Published 09 Feb, 2021


Case Report

Os Odontoideum as a Cause of Cervical Cord Injury in a Patient with Refractory Epilepsy

Os odontoideum is an anomaly of the second cervical vertebrae in which the odontoid process is separated from the body of the axis.

Published 09 Feb, 2021


Mini Review

Mini-Review on Mini-Metal Implants for Focal Cartilage Lesions

Recently, two studies have been published on a patient specific metal implant for focal chondral lesions in the knee where clinical results as well as revision data were quite favorable [1,2].

Published 09 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Decreases Surgical Site Infections after Radical Prostatectomy

Background: Routine use of Antibiotic Prophylaxis (AP) in Radical Prostatectomy (RP) is still questionable since no comparative placebo-controlled study has been conducted.

Published 09 Feb, 2021


Review Article

The Pathogenesis and Advances in Human Herpesvirus Associated Central Nervous System Diseases

Human Herpesvirus (HHV) is a large class of double stranded DNA virus that can cause a generalized rash after infection, mainly cause skin and mucous membrane damage, leading to the oral herpes, herpes dermatitis, genital herpes, et al.

Published 08 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Perforated Appendicitis: Contributing Risk Factors and Outcome in Children at Gezira National Center of Pediatrics Surgery (2016-2017)

Background: In the Gezira National Center of Pediatrics Surgery (GNCPS), we observed that most of the children presented with acute appendicitis coming from rural areas of Gezira state in Sudan and some of them are having perforated appendicitis at operation.

Published 08 Feb, 2021


Research Article

A Randomized Study to Evaluate Effectiveness of Verbal vs. Written Peri-operative Information Developed by Quality Improvement (QI) Module for Assessing Patient Satisfaction and Quality of Life

Background: Adequate and effective information to the patient on their disease and proposed surgery is an important component of surgical care.

Published 08 Feb, 2021


Research Article

J Pouch Excision due to Pouch Neoplasia after Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis in Ulcerative Colitis Patients. Analysis of Nine Pouch Neoplasia Patients and Review of the Literature

Purpose: Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis (IPAA) is the procedure of choice in Ulcerative Colitis (UC) patients or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP).

Published 08 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Influence of Implant Design and Individual Joint Laxity on In Vivo Medio-Lateral Stability of the Knee

Background: There are different factors that influence medio-lateral joint stability; implant design and individual joint laxity being two of them.

Published 08 Feb, 2021


Research Article

Using Natural Anatomical Gaps-Posterior Cervical Approach to Skull Base and Upper Craniocervical Meningiomas without Bone Removal

Background: Anteriorly located tumors of the upper cervical spine and Craniovertebral Junction (CVJ) are a particular surgical challenge.

Published 08 Feb, 2021





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