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Published Date
March 27, 2017

Vol. 4, Issue 1

Wirsung Duct Occlusion Versus Pancreaticojejunostomy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy

Claudio F Feo, Alessandro Fancellu, Giorgio C Ginesu, Maria Laura Cossu, Antonio M Scanu, Antonio Pinna, Panagiotis Paliogiannis and Alberto Porcu

Corresponding author: Prof. Claudio F Feo, Unit of General Surgery 2, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Sassari, Viale San Pietro 43, 07100 Sassari, Italy

Postoperative pancreatic fistula is still a cause of major morbidity after pancreaticoduodenectomy. The optimal management of the pancreatic remnant is still controversial. Our aim was to analyze the role of two different procedures in the management of pancreatic stump in a single surgical unit.

Citation: Feo CF, Fancellu A, Ginesu GC, Cossu ML, Scanu AM, et al. (2017) Wirsung Duct Occlusion Versus Pancreaticojejunostomy after Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Int J Surg Res Pract 4:054.



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Published Date
March 21, 2017

Vol. 4, Issue 1

Gender Differences in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Support

Sneha Raju, Morgan Leigh Zych, Jane MacIver, FilioBillia and Vivek Rao

Corresponding author: Vivek Rao, Chief. Cardiovascular Surgery, 457-4PMB, Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Studies have demonstrated gender differences in adverse events after cardiac surgery, with men experiencing more favorable outcomes. The scarce gender-focused literature in the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) population has failed to find consistent differences. It has also been suggested that women experience longer transplant wait times due to higher PRA values.

Citation: Sneha R, Zych ML, Jane M, Billia F, Rao V (2017) Gender Differences in Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) Support. Int J Surg Res Pract 4:053.



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Published Date
March 20, 2017

Vol. 4, Issue 1

Percutaneous Closure of an Atrial Septal Defect in a Child with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of Great Arteries

Hasim Olgun and Naci Ceviz

Corresponding author: Hasim Olgun, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Ataturk University, Erzurum, 29 Blok, No: 5, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey

Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries with a hemodynamically significant isolated atrial septal defect is rare. The treatment includes surgical or transcatheter closure techniques. With the introduction of percutaneous closure devices, close associated cardiac defects have been achieved without increasing the risk of surgery.

Citation: Olgun H, Ceviz N (2017) Percutaneous Closure of an Atrial Septal Defect in a Child with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of Great Arteries. Int J Surg Res Pract 4:052.



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Published Date
February 27, 2017

Vol. 4, Issue 1

The Surgical Checklist Revisited

Caroline Daggett BA and Amanda Daggett MD

Corresponding author: Caroline Daggett, BA, First Year Medical Student, University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA

It is estimated that in-hospital adverse surgical events occur in the range of 3 to 17%. This paper reviews the use of surgical checklists as a tool for reducing preventable errors. It uses the work of Dr. Peter Pronovost, Dr. Atul Gawande, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to revisit the evidence-based proof that checklists do work in the right setting and under the right circumstances.

Citation: Caroline D, Amanda D (2017) The Surgical Checklist Revisited. Int J Surg Res Pract 4:051.



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Published Date
February 27, 2017

Vol. 4, Issue 1

Prospective Comparison of CT scan, MRI and PET/CT in the Diagnosis of Oral Cancer and Nodal Metastasis

El Kininy W, Israr M, Toner M, Meaney J and Stassen LFA

Corresponding author: Walid El Kininy, Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Trainee, National Maxillofacial Unit, St. James's Hospital, James's Street, Dublin 8, Ireland

The addition of the CT/PET scans to achieve both an anatomical aspect to the image via the CT component and a functional aspect via the PET component has been shown to improve clinical staging of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)/oral cancer over Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Computerized Tomography (CT) alone.

Citation: El Kininy W, Israr M, Toner M, Meaney J, Stassen LFA (2017) Prospective Comparison of CT scan, MRI and PET/CT in the Diagnosis of Oral Cancer and Nodal Metastasis. Int J Surg Res Pract 4:050.



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Published Date
February 25, 2017

Vol. 4, Issue 1

Videothoracoscopic Ligation of Bulla via Single Utility-Incision for Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Convenient Surgical Approach in a Developing Country

Bo Wei, Jinfang Yi and Fusheng Jiang

Corresponding author: Dr. Wei, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, No.10 Tieyi Road, Haidian District, Beijing, 100038, People's Republic of China,

The ideal video thoracoscopic surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax should maximize the benefits of minimally invasive surgery but minimize the surgical cost; thereby reducing chest wall trauma using the fewest incisions and the least money possible without compromising therapeutic efficiency. Described here include a complete single utility-incision thoracoscopic approach and bulla ligation with a deep hypodesmus technique, so as to reduce the use of the multiple endostapling cartridges typically required during bulla resection. 31 patients with spontaneous pneumothorax were submitted to this technique during the past 6 years.

Citation: Wei B, Yi J, Jiang F (2017) Videothoracoscopic Ligation of Bulla via Single Utility-Incision for Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Convenient Surgical Approach in a Developing Country. Int J Surg Res Pract 4:049.



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Published Date
October 17, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 2

Markedly Elevated Tumor Markers with a Benign Epidermoid Cyst of Spleen

Jane Lee, Jingjing Sherman and L Brian Katz

Corresponding author: Jane Lee, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

A 25-year old female presented with left upper quadrant pain of several weeks duration. Her labs were significant for elevated tumor markers including CA 19-9, CA 125 and CEA. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed ascites, ovarian cysts and enlarged spleen with a large cystic lesion measuring approximately 9.9 × 3.2 cm. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed an enlarged cystic spleen, ovarian cysts and no evidence of malignancy. Splenectomy was performed along with ascites cytology, peritoneal and omental biopsies. Following surgery, tumor marker levels decreased. Pathologic examination of the specimen with immunohistochemistry confirmed epidermoid cyst of the spleen.

Citation: Lee J, Sherman J, Katz LB (2016) Markedly Elevated Tumor Markers with a Benign Epidermoid Cyst of Spleen. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:048.



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Published Date
October 15, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 2

Surgical Gastrostomy in Delayed Emergency: Indications, Morbidity and Mortality in 293 Patients from a Single Center Experience

Anne-Sophie Studer, Vincent Venchiarutti, Edouard Girard, Jessica Morel, Julio Abba and Catherine Arvieux

Corresponding author: Anne-Sophie Studer, Clinique Universitaire de chirurgie Digestive et de l'Urgence, Chu Nord Michallon CS 10217, 38043 Grenoble cedex 09, France

293 patients under went surgical gastrostomy according to the Witzel technique. Age, gender, indication, type of anesthesia, complications and 30-days mortality were analyzed. Complications were detailed according to type minor (tube site infection, gastric tube removal, obstruction, breakage or leakage, intra-abdominal displacement, parietal hematoma) or major (gastric bleeding, aspiration pneumonia, gastroesophageal reflux, peristomal hernia, peritonitis, digestive perforation, incisional hernia), time of occurrence early (≤ 30 days) or late (> 30 days) and Dindo-Clavien's classification.

Citation: Anne-Sophie S, Venchiarutti V, Girard E, Morel J, Abba J, et al. (2016) Surgical Gastrostomy in Delayed Emergency: Indications, Morbidity and Mortality in 293 Patients from a Single Center Experience. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:047.



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Published Date
September 30, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 2

Stone Ileus: An Unusual Presentation of Crohn's Disease

Charles Ma, H Tracy Davido

Corresponding author: H Tracy Davido MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery, University of Minnesota Health, 11-115A Phillips Wangensteen Building, 420 Delaware St. SE, MMC 195, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Stone ileus, also known as enterolith ileus enterolithiaisis, is a rare complication of cholelithiasis and an even rarer symptom of Crohn's disease. Gallstone ileus is secondary to fistula formation between the gallbladder and the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Enterolithiasis of Crohn's disease is thought to arise from the stasis of succus within the small bowel eventually leading to stone formation and growth. Both gallstone ileus and enterolithiasis of Crohn's disease can result in subsequent mechanical bowel obstruction.

Citation: Ma C, Davido HT (2016) Stone Ileus: An Unusual Presentation of Crohn's Disease. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:046.



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Published Date
September 02, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 2

A Rare Case of Subtotal Parotidectomy of Bilateral Oncocytomas with Facial Nerve Preservation

Constantinos Aristotelous, Sofia Georgiou Korsavva and Georgios Pantelas

Corresponding author: Sofia Georgiou Korsavva, St George's Medical School London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, Hairmyres Hospital, Lanarkshire, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Oncocytomas are a group of rare tumours of the parotid glands which have benign epithelial origin with incidence about 1% of parotid neoplasms but can exist in many organs. Bilateral non-malignant parotid oncocytomas are very rare. We report the case of a 63-year-old female patient who presented to the outpatients' clinic of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) service with bilateral facial swelling of one year duration. Clinical examination determined bilateral parotid oncocytoma. Imaging studies revealed hypodense expansive masses on both parotid glands.

Citation: Aristotelous C, Korsavva SG, Pantelas G (2016) A Rare Case of Subtotal Parotidectomy of Bilateral Oncocytomas with Facial Nerve Preservation. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:045.



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Published Date
September 01, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 2

Abdominal Wall Endometriosis after Gynaecological Interventions - A Cohort Study on Diagnostic and Treatment of Abdominal Wall Endometriosis

Sophia Thornton, Jorg Woll, Filiz Markfeld-Erol, Annette Hasenburg, Heinrich Proempeler and Michaela Bossart

Corresponding author: Dr. med. Michaela Bossart, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre, Hugstetter Str. 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany

Endometriosis is defined as the existence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Endometriosis in the abdominal wall is painful and mainly emerges after surgical abdominal interventions such as laparoscopy, hysterectomy or caesarean sections. The increasing number of surgeries, caesarean section in particular, raises the incidence of abdominal wall endometriosis.

Citation: Thornton S, Woll J, Markfeld-Erol F, Hasenburg A, Proempeler H, et al. (2016) Abdominal Wall Endometriosis after Gynaecological Interventions - A Cohort Study on Diagnostic and Treatment of Abdominal Wall Endometriosis. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:044.



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Published Date
July 18, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 2

Alternatives to Liver Transplantation in Pediatric Liver Diseases

Clara T Nicolas and Scott L Nyberg

Corresponding author: Clara T Nicolas, MD, William J Von Liebig Transplant Center, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 55905, USA

Inherited metabolic disorders and acute liver failure (ALF) are often indications for liver transplantation in pediatric patients. Liver transplantation, however, is limited by the shortage of donor organs, as well as by the need for chronic immunosuppression. This review focuses on the latest advancements made in the field of liver regenerative medicine as possible future alternatives to pediatric liver transplantation or as a means of temporary liver function support. Cell transplantation offers great promise for the treatment and long-term correction of inherited metabolic disorders, especially when ex vivo gene therapy is combined with autologous hepatocyte or induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived hepatocyte-like cell (HLC) transplant.

Citation: Nicolas CT, Nyberg SL (2016) Alternatives to Liver Transplantation in Pediatric Liver Diseases. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:043.



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Published Date
June 11, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 1

Approach to Interdigital Pilonidal Sinus: Our Clinical Experience and Literature Review

Vahit Onur Gul, Sebahattin Destek, Ergin Etkin, Serkan Ahioglu, Zeynep Tatar, Serhat Ozer and Yesim Erbil

Corresponding author: Vahit Onur Gul, Edremit Military Hospital, General Surgery Department, 10300 Edremit/Balikesir, Turkey

Interdigital pilonidal sinus disease, also called barber's disease, is an acquired occupational disease. Although sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease is a common surgical issue, interdigital pilonidal sinus disease is rare and more likely localized between the fingers and toes. Approximately 50 cases of this disease have been published. However, there are insufficient publications on the incidence of this disease. This disease is caused by the penetration of newly cut, short, and sharp hair through interdigital skin.

Citation: Gul VO, Destek S, Etkin E, Ahioglu S, Tatar Z, et al. (2016) Approach to Interdigital Pilonidal Sinus: Our Clinical Experience and Literature Review. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:042.



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Published Date
June 09, 2016

Vol. 3, Issue 1

Computed Tomographic Quantification of Thoracic Aortic Wall Calcification as a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Se Jin Oh, Kwang Nam Jin, Jae-Sung Choi, Hyeon Jong Moon, Yong Won Seong and Jeong Sang Lee

Corresponding author: Jae-Sung Choi, MD, Ph.D, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, 20, Boramae-ro 5-gil, Dongjak-gu, Seoul 156-707, Korea

Background: We evaluated computed tomographic (CT) measurement of thoracic aortic wall calcification as a predictor of the postoperative clinical outcomes in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods: Between 2009 and 2013, a total of 100 patients with isolated CABG underwent chest CT or total aorta CT angiography preoperatively. Using dedicated calcium measuring software, we measured thoracic aortic calcification score (TACS) on CT images. A high TACS was defined as a TACS above the 75th or greater percentile. Postoperative clinical outcome variables were analyzed.

Citation: Oh SJ, Jin KN, Jae-Sung C, Moon HJ, Seong YW, et al. (2016) Computed Tomographic Quantification of Thoracic Aortic Wall Calcification as a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Int J Surg Res Pract 3:041.



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