Purpose: Anastomotic leak following colorectal resection surgery is associated with short and long-term negative patient outcomes, prolonged hospitalization, and increased healthcare costs. Various patient related and surgical factors are known to contribute to the development of post-operative anastomotic leaks.
Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2016
Optimum Level of Vessel Ligation in Splenic Flexure Cancer
Purpose: To investigate the level of vessel ligation in splenic flexure cancer (SFC) in term of oncology outcome and overall survival.
Intra-Operative Anastomotic Leak Rates and Testing Methodology in Colorectal Resection Surgery
Purpose: Anastomotic leak following colorectal resection surgery is associated with high rates of morbidity, infection, and escalated healthcare expenditures.
Retrospective Study of 710 Patients Treated with 4DDome® Mesh: A New Chance for Open Inguinal Hernia Repair
Introduction: Although mesh techniques are used with increasing frequency, they are correlated to major long-term complications such as chronic inguinal pain (8.6%) and recurrence (1.6-8.6%).
Pancreatic Siphon: A Major determinant of selective shunts. Is it a Historical Entity now?
Surgical management of portal hypertension has changed according to time, evolving from just complete shunts to selective shunts and to liver transplantation. The outcomes also greatly improved owing to better understanding of portal hemodynamics and disease nature.
Skin Sparing Fistulectomy with Primary Sphincters Repair by Special Sutures for Management of High Perianal Fistula
Background: Fistula in ano is a common disease seen in the surgical outpatient department. Many procedures are advocated for the treatment of fistula in ano.
Can Prealbumin, Albumin and CRP Levels be used to Predict Prognosis in Patients with Gastric Cancer
Background: The impact of systemic inflammatory response on carcinogenesis and tumor progression has recently gained much attention.
Information and Communication Technology Trends in Telesurgery
In 2001 a woman underwent a cholecystectomy in Strasbourg, France. What was new? The surgical team who performed the operation was 14,000 km away, in New York .
Robotic Training in General Surgery Residency: How Early Can We Begin?
Background: The increasing demand for robotics in general surgery has prompted academic institutions to train general surgery residents toward the acquisition of basic robotic skills.
One Time Surgery in Contemporary Diseases of the Abdominal Wall and Pelvis in the Elderly
Introduction: The diseases most frequently found in the elderly are E.I. (inguinal hernia)* and BPH. (Prostatic hypertrophy non-neoplastic)*.
Which Surgery in Geriatric Breast Cancer
Introduction: The improved living and environmental conditions have resulted in an increase in life expectancy with greater observation of breast cancer in elderly.
High-Voltage Electrically Head Injury Presenting underlying Calvarial Osteomyelitis: Single Indonesian Tertiary Hospital Experience
Objective: To demonstrate the characteristic of high-voltage electrically head injury patients presenting underlying calvarial osteomyelitis.
The Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. A Difficult Problem, Between Prevention and Treatment
Introduction: The familial adenomatous polyposis of the colon (FAP) is a rare hereditary disease, transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait due to the mutation of the APC gene.
Open Depressed and Compound Elevated Skull Fracture over the Superior Sagittal Sinus: A Case Report
Hydatid cyst is a parasitic infection of liver. One of frequent reason of liver mass is hydatid cyst in tropical and rural countries. In some cases rapidly grow up of cyst mimic liver masses.
Volume 1 Issue 3 - 2015
EGFR Inhibitors for Neoadjuvant and Adjuvant Therapy of NSCLC
5-year survival rates of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) remain unsatisfactory after surgery with curative intent and disease recurrences, including distant metastases, are frequent. Only a minority of this heterogeneous disease is positive for EGFR mutations and suitable for Tyrosine Kinase-Inhibitor biological agents, which however present limits in terms of stable response to treatment, due to the acquired drug resistances.
Primary Multiple Giant Hydatid Cyst of the Liver: A Case Report
Hydatid cyst is a parasitic infection of liver. One of frequent reason of liver mass is hydatid cyst in tropical and rural countries. In some cases rapidly grow up of cyst mimic liver masses. A sixty years old female admitted our hospital with abdominal pain.
Aberrant Ulnar Artery and Ulnar Artery Thrombosis with Nerve Entrapment: A Case Report
Introduction: Vascular compromise causes hand pain, and physical examination requires to differentiate vascular causes from isolated ulnar nerve compression. Diagnostic studies visualize vascular abnormalities such as CT scans, MRA scans, and AV fistulograms.
Total Knee Prosthesis after Knee Joint Distraction Treatment
Background and purpose: During knee joint distraction (KJD) treatment, using an external fixation-frame, pin-tract infections frequently occur. These local skin infections, although treated successfully with oral antibiotics, might lead to latent infections. This raises concern about subsequent placement of a total knee prosthesis (TKP). This study evaluates the first five cases in which patients had to be treated with TKO after KJD failure.
Cystic Echinococcosis in the Liver: Nomenclature and Surgical Procedures
Cystic Echinococcosis (CE) is a zoonotic infection caused by larval form of the parasite Echinococcus granulosus. The adult tapeworm inhabit the small intestine of some carnivores (called definitive or final hosts), and the larval phase, or "metacestode" develops in the herbivores (intermediate hosts).
The Neuroendocrine Cancer. Personal Comments and Operational Remarks
Indroduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NEN) of the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract (GEP) are a group in themselves very heterogeneous of tumors that are different for the site of localization in the digestive tract (foregut, midgut and hindgut), both in relation to the pathological aspects, functional activity and nosographic classification.
HER2 Status in Male Breast Carcinoma: a Single North African Institution Experience of 10 Cases and Review of the Literature
Background: To investigate clinic-pathological characteristics, hormonal receptors and HER2 receptor of male breast cancer.
Materials and methods: Retrospective study of 10 cases between 2010 and 2013. The studied parameters were: tumor size, histological type, histological grade, lymph node status, hormonal status and overexpression of HER2.
The Stent Evolution in Colo-Rectal Emergencies
Introduction: The appearance of a framework for occlusive colorectal tumor raises complex issues and difficult. We need to ensure a resumption of normal bowel function in patients often in extreme conditions. Emergency surgery flounders in a derivation and a resection with restoration of intestinal transit.
Muscle-Sparing Thoracotomy: A Systematic Literature Review and the "Ave" Classification
Background: To synthesize the concept of muscle-sparing thoracotomies for major pulmonary resections and to explore the relationship between Kraissl's lines and skin incisions perpendicular to them.
Methods: Systematic literature review was performed of MEDLINE database. Articles were selected if they described adult patients undergoing major pulmonary resection by way of a well-described thoracotomy that neither partially nor completely transects extra thoracic muscles, and that is independent of endoscopic instruments, and video technology. Median sternotomy was excluded.
Spontaneous Rectus Sheath Haematoma - "Less is More"
Anterior rectus sheath haematoma is a rare condition that typically arises from rupture of the inferior epigastric artery in patients with coagulation disorder, on anticoagulation, or after abdominal trauma.
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