A case report of surgical management of hemangiopericytoma at the foramen magnum.

CONCLUSION: We successfully and completely removed an HPC near the foramen magnum, employing a wide surgical field and a transcondylar approach to help control bleeding. When the tumor is suspected preoperatively to be a hemangiocytoma or vascular-rich tumor, a surgical approach that can secure a wide surgical field should be selected. PMID: 28791194 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research

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Conclusion: This investigation can offer a reliable basis for the effectiveness and safety of IFB in treating the PELD pain. Trial registration: This study protocol is registered in Research Registry (researchregistry5985).
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Clinical Trial Source Type: research
Objectives: To compare patient-reported bleeding and cramping during early pregnancy loss (EPL) when misoprostol is used with and without mifepristone pretreatment.
Source: Contraception - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsComplete miscarriage after expectant management is significantly more likely in embryonic miscarriage than in anembryonic miscarriage. Gestational age, crown-rump-length, and gestational sac diameter are independent predictors of success of expectant management. Predictors of treatment success may help counselling women with early miscarriage.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The left ventricle assist device (LVAD) patient population is rapidly expanding. Unique characteristics of these patients complicate the management of noncardiac surgical problems. Emergent general surgery (EGS) intervention is often warranted but remains poorly described. We reviewed EGS consultations in LVAD patients to better understand these patients. METHODS: During a 12-year period, 301 LVAD patients were reviewed. Demographics, comorbidities, reason for EGS consultation, operative intervention, transplantation, and mortality were analyzed. Wilcoxon, Fisher's exact, and chi-square t...
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
In conclusion, a variety of embolization techniques may be applied for the treatment of pseudoaneurysm after PD, which have high technical and clinical success rates and small trauma. It is recommended in emergency situations, but care should be taken to avoid serious technical complications. PMID: 32952628 [PubMed]
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
Abstract A 71-year-old man presented to us with recurrent chest pain, which led to cardiac catheterization. He was a strong candidate for redo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). CT was performed to confirm whether the heart was adherent to the sternum and chest wall. For safety reasons, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was first performed via right femoral cannulation before sternotomy. After the spontaneous right ventricular (RV) rupture, HTK was used to arrest the heart. Heart repair materials were applied to repair the fissure of RV to avoid further tearing and bleeding. A compromise scheme was adopted when it...
Source: The Heart Surgery Forum - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Heart Surg Forum Source Type: research
Conclusions: The main effects of T. s. stejnegeri envenomation are tissue swelling, pain, and local ecchymosis. We do not recommend the use of cold packs during first aid to reduce wound pain, as this may be a risk factor for wound necrosis. In addition, patients with bulla or blister formation should be carefully examined for subsequent wound necrosis. Antiplatelet use may worsen systemic bleeding. No severe rhabdomyolysis or renal failure was observed in this large case series, we therefore considered that they were not prominent effects of T. s. stejnegeri bite.
Source: Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusions: Elderly patients who underwent LPD in this study had good overall outcomes after LPD that were similar to young patients. The perioperative and long-term outcomes of LPD are not worse. Rates of ICU admission and hospital stays increased in elderly patients undergoing LPD when compared with nonelderly ones. LPD can be performed on elderly patients with similar outcomes as younger patients; therefore, age itself should not be a contraindication for LPD for pancreatic cancer, but it suggests that elderly patients with comorbidities should be more stringently selected for surgery.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
This study reviewed the complications of LC in children. MEDLINE/PubMed, CENTRAL and Lilacs were reviewed for LC. Studies in patients  ≤ 18 years of age published in English, Portuguese or Spanish were selected by two independent reviewers. Data were collected for patients’ characteristics, surgical information, complications, mortality and follow-up. Twenty-four papers were identified and offered 2783 patients. Mean age was 11 years (3 months–18 years). In the 93/2783 (3.3%) complications, single-port procedures were associated with seven (7.5%), 3/4-port with 81 (87.1%) an...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report an interesting case of successful ongoing management of metastatic lung cancer to the pelvis along with an extensive literature review. A 47-year-old lady with recurrent respiratory tract symptoms and chest pain was diagnosed with advanced stage non-small-cell lung cancer (Stage T4N2M1A). Five years following diagnosis and several cycles of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, aged 52, she complained of post-menopausal bleeding and pelvic discomfort. An endometrial biopsy confirmed a malignancy morphologically and immunohistochemically similar to her lung adenocarcinoma, in keeping with metastatic disease. She underwen...
Source: International Cancer Conference Journal - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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