Case of the Week: Preoperative MR/CT Diagnosis of Left L2-L3 Disc Surgically Documented As Massive Synovial Cyst.
Conclusion: In this 77 year-old female, the preoperative MR and CT scans were interpreted as showing a "typical" large left L2-L3 herniated disc. This proved at surgery to be a massive left L2-L3 synovial cyst. As demonstrated in this case, older patients with degenerative lumbar disease/stenosis, may have synovial cysts that mimic disc herniations both clinically and on preoperative diagnostic studies. PMID: 31583165 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Prostaglandins &Other Lipid MediatorsAuthor(s): Anne Barden, Michael Phillips, Emilie Mas, Lisa M. Hill, Ian Mowat, P.S. Loh, Tomas Corcoran, Trevor A. Mori
This study was aimed to estimate the prevalence of chronic pain in different regions of China. Data on pain and its treatment were collected from 9357 participants using questionnaires and telephone-based interviews, from 31 regions of China. Gathered data were then coded into electronic data acquisition system and descriptive and inferential statistical analysis was performed. Out of 9298 participants, the ratio of chronic pain was 31.54% with the proportion of male having chronic pain (33.86%) was higher than that of female (29.53%). The average age of participants with pain (45.02 ± 15.07 years) was higher than f...
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ConclusionsDespite published reports showing benefit for pain control in patients with BPA, the overall low quality, retrospective evidence included in this review highlights the need for a rigorous prospective study to further address this indication.
Authors: Sepolvere G, Tedesco M, Fusco P, Scimia P, Cristiano L PMID: 32068984 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Surgery (Oxford)Author(s): Christopher Limb, Timothy RockallAbstractLaparoscopic surgery is currently established as the primary modality for many procedures. In has been associated with a number of benefits over traditional open surgery, including reduced pain, shorter hospital stay and quicker return to work. Despite this, significant operative challenges and the potential for life-threatening complications exist. Surgeons must understand the specialist equipment that is required, along with how to troubleshoot common issues. Furthermore, an appreciation of the d...
This article explores the prevention and management of common surgical complications which a junior surgical trainee is likely to face.
CONCLUSIONTo our knowledge, this is the first report on basal implant-based full-mouth rehabilitation in a gunshot mandibular defect patient. The fixed hybrid basal implant-supported prosthesis produced highly acceptable aesthetic and phonetic results and greatly improved the patient’s life.