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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.



 Mini Review 


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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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