March, 2017


Case Report

Blue Nevus of the Hard Palate in a 12-Year Old Male Patient: A Case Report with Review of the Literature

Background and Overview: Nevi are either congenital or developmental pigmented malformations rarely found in the oral cavity.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Complication Rates of Facelift Alone Versus Facelift in Conjunction with Temporomandibular Joint Replacement

Purpose: The aim of this study was to evaluate the complication rates of rhytidectomy alone as a primary procedure versus complication rates of rhytidectomy performed in conjunction with temporomandibular joint replacement (TJR).

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Refractory Odontogenic Infection Associated to Candida Albicans: A Case Report

Background: Multifascial space infections from an odontogenic origin have been attributed to a different number of microorganisms.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Culture Results at Pancreatic Necrosectomy: The Microbiology of Infected Pancreatic Necrosis

Introduction: Necrotizing pancreatitis occurs in 5-10% of patients with acute pancreatitis. Infected pancreatic necrosis (IPN) is a feared complication.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Allograft in a Nonunion Fibular Fracture: A Case Report

Ankle fractures are common injuries treated by the foot and ankle surgeon.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Replacement of Tendon with Allograft for the Management of a Recurrent Foot Ganglion Cyst

The surgical management of dorsal foot ganglion cysts can be challenging. Recurrence of these cysts has been reported to be as high as 43%.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Editorial

Contemporary Research Areas in Sports Medicine

I am currently focusing on sports medicine research-specifically: outcomes-based investigations to evaluate the utility of certain procedures, innovative surgical techniques, and biomarker diagnostic/therapeutic potential.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Stapled Hemorrhoidopexy in Egyptian Patients with Liver Cirrhosis: Initial Single Institution Experience

Introduction: symptomatic internal hemorrhoids in liver cirrhosis patients in Egypt, with its associated bleeding diathesis, would favour a transanal-stapled hemorrhoidopexy precluding the need to excise either anoderm or perianal skin in those patients with potential advantages of reduction of operating time, postoperative pain, hospital stay and time to return to work.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Review Article

Addressing Controversies in the Management of Barrett’s Oesophagus with Low Grade Dysplasia

There are multiple international guidelines on the management of non dysplastic Barrett’s oesophagus (NDBE) and Barrett’s oesophagus with high grade dysplasia (HGD).

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Surgical Management of Root Canal Overfill without Paresthesia: Case Report

Background: Overfill materials can cause undesirable complications such as neuro-sensorial problems.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Hemodynamic Effects of Commercial Flights. Potential Implication on Patients

Background: The main cause of in-flight mortality is a cardiac event. Most of the available information arises from small retrospective studies.

Published 31 Mar, 2017


Case Report

A Case Report: Chronic Foot Deformities Secondary to Neurological Disorders

Congenital neuromuscular disorders pose a far more detrimental problem to patients not diagnosed at an early stage in their development.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Incarcerated Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia

The paraesophageal hernia (PHE) affects 5-10% of patients with hiatal hernia, most of which is usually small.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Letter to Editor

Nipple Inversion – A Simple Surgical Approach

In our practice, we frequently receive patients with varying degrees of inverted nipples.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Implementation of Enhanced Recovery Programme for Colorectal Surgery from the Economical Perspective

Aim: To confirm the applicability of fast-track program in patients undergoing laparoscopic colorectal surgery and to analyze the economic impact.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Clinical Image

Stump Dilatation after Ileocolic Resection in Crohn’S Disease

Ileal stump dilatation is very rare. We present a patient who presented a calcified mass in right lower quadrant that looked like an intraabdominal foreign body.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Synovial Chondromatosis of the Foot: A Rare Case Report

Synovial chondromatosis, a disorder that most commonly affects large joints, has recently been reported in joints such as the subtalar joint and other joints of the foot.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Chondrosarcoma of the Foot: A Rare Occurrence in the Distal Phalanx of the Fourth Digit

Chondrosarcomas are among the most common types of tumors seen in the body. However, these lesions are very rarely found in the foot as there are few documented cases reported in literature.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Appendicular Adenomatous Polyps: Variability in Clinical Presentation and Management

Background: Appendicular adenomatous lesions are rare, mostly diagnosed on pathology postoperatively.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Lower Limb Salvage at any Cost – A Complex Case

Lower limb salvage for ossteomyelitis of the tibia after open fracture presents an ongoing challenge.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

An Unusual Presentation of Urachal Carcinoma Treated by Complete Laparoscopic Excision

Urachal carcinoma is an exceedingly rare tumor which may not present alarming clinical findings in the early stages and has a predilection for local invasion and recurrence.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Quantification of Serum Levels of Two Potential Biomarkers and Clinical Features in Osteoarthritis Patients

Introduction: Our previous proteomics analysis of human articular cartilage demonstrated that levels of leukocyte cell-derived chemotaxin 2 (LECT2) and peroxiredoxin 6 (PRDX6) in the cartilage differed significantly between osteoarthritis (OA) and control patients.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Primary Tuberculosis of the Oral Cavity: A Case Report

Tuberculosis is a chronic granulomatous disease that usually affects the lungs but could also occur in other organs such as the oral cavity.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Re-do Surgery for Recurrent Giant Abdominal Liposarcoma: Description of a Case Report and Literature Review

Introduction: Soft tissue sarcomas are rare and among them giant liposarcoma represents a very uncommon disease.

Published 29 Mar, 2017


Editorial

Evolution of Treatment in Fractures of the Distal End of the Radius in Elderly

The fractures of distal radius are the most common fractures of the upper extremity.

Published 28 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Hallux Valgus Correction by Opening Wedge Lapidus Fusion and Intercuneiform Stabilization

Background: The Lapidus procedure is commonly utilized for severe hallux valgus correction, but concerns exist regarding union rates, shortening of the first ray, transfer metatarsalgia and recurrence of deformity.

Published 30 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Clinical Experience with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters in Patients Undergoing Lung Resections

Objective: In the general thoracic surgery department peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) may be an alternative option to standard central and peripheral venous catheters for patients undergoing surgical procedures and possible candidates to adjuvant chemotherapy.

Published 29 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Health Perceptions amongst Patients with Fatty Liver – A Weighty Issue

The prevalence of obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is rising in many countries.

Published 29 Mar, 2017


Editorial

Coming Full Circle on Appendicitis

130 years ago the Harvard pathologist, Reginald Fitz, provided compelling evidence, through publication and public presentations, that the appendix was the source of a variety of right lower quadrant abdominal diseases, and recommended early appendectomy as the most effective treatment [1].

Published 29 Mar, 2017


Mini Review

What Surgeons Need to Know About Preoperative Cardiovascular Evaluation for Non-Cardiac Surgery

Perioperative major cardiovascular events can occur in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery.

Published 29 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Modified Canaloplasty in the Treatment of Neovascular Glaucoma Coexisting Angle-Closure

This case report presents a modified canaloplasty surgery in the treatment of neovascular glaucoma (NVG) coexisting angle-closure.

Published 29 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Better Survival after Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery than Conventional Laparotomy for Rectal Cancer: Five-Year Results from a Single Center in Japan

We previously reported an interim analysis of short-term outcomes and 3-year relapse-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) in 111 patients with stage I-III primary rectal cancer who underwent radical curative resection by hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS; n=57) or conventional laparotomy (CL; n=54).

Published 28 Mar, 2017


Clinical Image

The Contribution of 3-Dimentinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Congenital Cardiac Abnormalities

The atrial septal defect (ASD) is a common congenital abnormality with wide variety of its anatomy.

Published 28 Mar, 2017


Review Article

The Patient Needs Emergency Surgery and is Under Treatment with Non-vitamin K Antagonist Oral Anticoagulants: What Shall We Do?

Introduction: A characteristic feature of emergency surgery is its limitation in patient preparation.

Published 28 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Successful Treatment of Gynecomastia Grade III with Periareolar Excision Technique

As many surgical therapies have been introduced for Gynecomastia treatment, we are going to report a recent surgical technique in a male who has fatty glandular Gynecomastia grade III.

Published 28 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Goldenhar Syndrome: Case Report & Review of the Disorder

Goldenhar syndrome is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder in which there is abnormal prenatal development of the head and face leading to subsequent asymmetry of craniofacial structures.

Published 28 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Study of the Biological Effect of Bufalin on Anti-Proliferation, Adhesion and Invasion in Liver Cancer Cells

Background: Recurrence and metastasis are the main factors which seriously influence the therapeutic effect and long-term survival for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).

Published 22 Mar, 2017


Case Report

A Breast Epidermoid Cyst with the Presentation of Gynecomastia

Epidermoid cyst is a benign cyst which its common locations are face, scalp, trunk and back and other tissues like breast parenchyma is a rare location for its occurrence.

Published 22 Mar, 2017


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Fat Plication: A Novel Technique for High Tension Wound Closure

Large surgical defects can lead to significant suture tension upon closure despite undermining. Herein we describe a novel and useful technique of fat plication to reduce closure tension.

Published 22 Mar, 2017


Editorial

High Risk Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers of the Head and Neck

Skin cancer is the most common malignancy in the world, and occurs very commonly in the head and neck.

Published 20 Mar, 2017


Editorial

A Female Plastic Surgeon in the Middle East- An Experience of a Lifetime

After years in practice, I, like many, fell into a routine. Trained in microvascular breast surgery, my idea of an adventurous day was doing a facial plastics case.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura: How to remove it?

The data of 22 patients with solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura subjected to surgical treatment are presented.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Short Communication

Vascular Reconstruction in Kidney Transplantation

Kidney transplantation has become the preferred mode of treatment for patient with end stage renal disease (ESRD) after incorporating into clinical practice in the 1960s.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Pre- and Post-Operative Hypomagnesaemia and Association with Adverse Outcomes in Elective Vascular Surgery

Objectives: We aimed to establish the incidence of pre- and post-operative hypomagnesaemia in patients having major elective vascular surgery, and the association with post-operative complications.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Long Term Follow-Up of Prenatal Diagnosed Isolated Giant Anterior Sacral Meningocele (ASM)

Background: ASM is a rare congenital disorder. Usually it presents sporadically. A review of literatures indicates that no neurological consequence in comparison to posterior meningomyelocele (PMM).

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Utilization of Ketamine, Midazolam and Low Dose Propofol for Conscious Sedation; A Safe and Effective Alternative

Conscious sedation is defined as a technique of administering sedatives or dissociative agents with or without analgesics to induce a state that allows the patient to tolerate unpleasant procedures while maintaining cardio respiratory function.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Surgical Intervention for Recurrent Catamenial Haemopneumothorax is Inadequate

Thoracic endometriosis (EMS) syndrome is a rare which includes four recognized clinical entities, namely catamenial pneumothorax, catamenial haemothorax, catamenial haemoptysis and lung nodules.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Review Article

Combined Liver Kidney Transplantation in Pediatrics: Indications, Special Considerations, and Outcomes

Combined liver and kidney transplants (CLKTs) are not commonly performed in pediatric patients. Advancing the medical community’s understanding of when these procedures may be the optimal choice for pediatric patients and when other options may be preferable is crucial.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Review Article

Cardiac Surgery for Arrhythmias

Surgical treatment for cardiac arrhythmias was initiated in 1968 with the first successful surgical division of an accessory atrioventricular connection for the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Case Report

An Unusual Axillary Mass: Castleman’s Disease

Castleman’s disease is the giant lymph node hyperplasia first identified in 1956 by Benjamin Castleman et al. It is a very uncommon lymphoproliferative disorder without a fully known etiology.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Short Communication

Retrospective Review of a Case Series of Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis Chinese Patients Treated with Ductal Lavage

Idiopathic granulomatosis mastitis (IGM) is a rare, chronic benign inflammatory disease of the breast.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Editorial

Value of the Breast MRI in the Prone Position and 3D Printing for Locating the Breast Cancer during Surgery

Usually, patients received the breast MRI examinations in the prone position. However, they actually lie in a supine position during surgery.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Sudden Intraventricular Conduction System Defect Prior to Urgent Coronary Artery Revascularization

Intraventricular conduction abnormalities have been thoroughly described in the setting of post cardiac surgery in particular after valvular surgery.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Surgical Treatment of Cecal Volvulus

Purpose: Right sided intestinal volvulus is considerably rare and requires high clinical suspicion in diagnosis and prompt surgical intervention.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Case Report

A Case of a Typical Juvenile Hyaline Fibromatosis

Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is a rare, autosomal recessive disease characterized by papular and nodular skin lesions, gingival hyperplasia, joint contractures and bone involvement in variable degrees.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Editorial

Measurement of Plantar Sole Sensitivity: A Tool for the Podiatric Diagnosis

Measurement of plantar sole sensitivity could be useful to the podiatrists who have to diagnose patients at risk of diabetic neuropathy.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Evaluation of Coexistent Pathology in Patients with Breast Cancer Who Underwent Modified Radical Mastectomy (MRM) in Rasool-e- Akram Hospital between Years 2008-2014

Introduction: Breast cancer is one of the most important and frequent cancer in women which increase in developing countries.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Mini Review

New Non-Invasive Genetic Studies in Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death worldwide second only to lung cancer.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Small Bowel Perforation Secondary to Metastasis from Small Cell Carcinoma of the Lung

Lung cancer is responsible for approximately 30% of all cancer-related deaths among men and women worldwide.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Gastric Plication for Repeated Gastric Band Prolapse after Endoscopic Treatment: A Case Report

Background: The Band prolapse complications of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) can be treated endoscopically.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Auditing the Results of a Surgical Team, In the Treatment of Prolapsed Haemorrhoid by Stapled Transanal Proctomucosectomy (Longo Operation).

The aim of this manuscript is to report the experience of a surgical team in the treatment of patients with prolapsed grades III and IV haemorrhoids, including total or partial circular prolapse, by Stapled Transanal Proctomucosectomy (STP) or Longo operation, having audited the outcomes of the first 636 patients operated by this method, during four years (2000 – 2004), in what concerns the operation duration, hospital stay, pain or discomfort postoperative, recovery to normal activity, complications and therapeutic efficacy.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Clinical Image

Not Deep Vein Thrombosis, But Delayed Enhancement with Acute Limb Malperfusion

A 73-year old woman was transferred with acute back pain. Contrast enhanced computed tomography revealed acute aortic dissection with true lumen compression and low density area in her right common iliac vein, which looks like deep vein thrombosis.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Laparoscopic Reversal of Hartmann’s Procedure (Elaprhp)

Introduction: Restoration of continuity of colon after a Hartmann’s procedure is associated with substantial morbidity and mortality.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Research Article

A Novel Technique for Constructing a Loop Ileostomy: Side to Side Stapled Single Lumen Endileostomy

Construction of a diverting loop ileostomy is not uncommon, but not entirely risk free. The morbidity related to loop ileostomies and loop ileostomy closure is considerable.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Comparison between Negative Pressure Wound Therapy and Conventional Wound Care after Extensive Surgical Debridement in Patients with Fournier’s Gangrene

Introduction: Negative pressure appears an effective tool for postoperative wound care of patients with Fournier´s gangrene.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Review Article

Image Guided Breast Oncologic Treatment

3 Dimensional vascular imaging has provided a quantifiable measure of treatment success or failure in breast diseases.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Commentary

Surgeons as Heroes and Saints

The fundamental human question–is human existence meaningful or absurd–must be asked by all sentient beings and surgeons are not immune.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Tracheal Reconstruction with Radial Forearm Free Flap and Cartilage Graft: A Case Report

Introduction: Circumferential tracheal defects of less than 4-6 cm may be safely resected with primary anastomosis.

Published 07 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Laparoscopic Ileo-Cecectomy for Crohn’s Disease with Side to Side Stapled Anastomosis: 21 Consecutive Cases

Introduction: Terminal ileum is the most involved tract in Crohn’s disease and its obstruction is one of the most frequent complications.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Single Incision Laparoscopic Peptic Ulcer Repair with the Use Extracorporeal Mishra Knot: A Case Report

Background: Single-port laparoscopic surgery is increasingly been used in cases of complex and complicated laparoscopic surgical intervention.

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Type a Aortic Dissection and Impaired Systolic Function in a Child with Loeys-Dietz Syndrome

Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) is a recently recognized genetic aortic aneurysm syndrome characterized by the triad of hypertelorism, bifid uvula or cleft palate, and generalized arterial tortuosity with aneurysms and dissections throughout the arterial tree with a high risk of earlyonset aortic dissection but with no known myocardial involvement [1].

Published 06 Mar, 2017


Case Series

Dual Midfacial Distraction of Le Fort III minus I and Le Fort I Advancement in Syndromic Craniosynostosis: Extension of application to Younger Ages

Objective: Le Fort III distraction or mono bloc fronto-facial distraction has been widely applied for the midfacial recession in syndromic craniosynostosis patients.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Twisted in the Tube

Ascaris lumbricoides is the common helminthic disease in developing countries with wide spectrum of clinical presentations.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Relapse Prevention of Lichen Slerosus in the Pediatric Phimosis Treated by Surgery

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory and progressive disease, usually located in the anogenital area; spontaneous remission is rare.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Complex Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for End Stage Pressure Ulcers in Spinal Cord Injury Patients

The development of pressure ulcers is related to many factors. Primarily the lack of sensation and unrelieved pressure resulting in ischemia of the tissue which eventually will progress to necrosis and development of stage pressure ulcers.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Key Determinants of Patient Satisfaction in the Ambulatory Pediatric General Surgery Setting

Background: Patient satisfaction is a key driver in provider and hospital recommendations.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Short Communication

Successful Treatment of Postoperative Chylothorax Using Bedside Talc Slurry Pleurodesis

Postoperative chylothorax remains an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of various intrathoracic procedures, and the ideal management of this condition is still controversial.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Liver Transplantation for Hepatic Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma Case Report and Review of the Literature

Hepatic epithelioidhemangioendothelioma (HEHE) is a rare vascular tumor of the liver, with less than 500 cases reported worldwide.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Acute Kidney Injury Following Retro-Cecal Appendectomy in a Male Child

Background: Acute kidney injury due to bilateral ureteral obstruction is a rare complication following appendectomy in children.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Does Autologous Gastrointestinal Reconstruction Reduce Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections? Experience of an Intestinal Rehabilitation Unit

Background and Aims: Catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI) occur frequently in Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) children on parenteral nutrition (PN).

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Review Article

Female Bladder Outlet Obstruction after Anti-Incontinence Surgery

Urinary incontinence is a significant medical problem affecting quality of life in women.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Research Article

Improvements in the Quality of Life of Patients with Myasthenia Gravis with Thymoma Who Underwent Video Thoracoscopic Thymectomy

Introduction: Thymectomy as part of Myasthenia Gravis treatment has been proved to produce total o partial clinical remissions.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Primary Bladder MALT Lymphoma in a Patient with Rheumatoid Arthritis

MALT lymphoma of the urinary bladder is an uncommon entity.

Published 03 Mar, 2017


Case Report

Giant Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma Arising in a Neglected Goiter: A Case Report

Introduction: Diffusely enlarged giant thyroid glands are becoming increasingly infrequent. However, in some geographical areas they are still relatively common.

Published 03 Mar, 2017






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