Robotic Colostomy Takedown in a Patient with Extensive Ventral Hernias and Adhesive Disease

ConclusionRobot-assisted colostomy takedown and anastomosis of the descending colon to rectum were successfully performed. Although there is a paucity of literature examining this technique within gynecologic surgery, the literature on general surgery has supported laparoscopic Hartmann's reversal and has demonstrated improved rates of postoperative complications and incisional hernia and reduced duration of hospitalization [1]. Minimally invasive technique is a feasible alternative to laparotomy for gynecologic oncology patients who undergo colostomy, as long as the patients are recurrence free.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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Authors: Kikutani K, Itai J, Ota K, Chosa K, Yamane Y, Shime N Abstract Bronchial artery aneurysms are a rare but potentially life-threatening complications because of the massive hemothorax or hemoptysis that occurs with ruptures. A 79-year-old woman was transferred to our hospital because of the sudden onset of back pain, syncope, and subsequent hypotension. Computed tomography showed a left bronchial artery aneurysm with bilateral hemothorax and hemomediastinum. Transcatheter bronchial artery embolization failed because of the anatomical location, and she went into cardiopulmonary arrest. Cardiopulmonary resusci...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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BACKGROUND: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an established risk factor for dementia but mechanisms are uncertain. Accurate TBI exposure classification is critical for cognitive aging research studies seeking to discover mechanisms and treatments of post-TB...
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ConclusionCT was a more effective diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of irreversible gastric necrosis following caustic ingestion than a strategy based on digestive endoscopy and the use of CBSC. CT could eventually replace gastrointestinal endoscopy in the emergency evaluation of gastroesophageal caustic burns.
Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Marcus Roalsø, Jan Rune Aunan, Kjetil SøreideAbstractIn order to provide optimal cancer care and prognostication, it is necessary to stage the disease. The 8th edition of the TNM-staging for exocrine pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) system has refined size-based T-stages and number-based N-categories. However, several impediments to the value of this may exist. For one, even at small size (e.g.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionNew data supports NLST findings and show ongoing benefit to LDCT for lung cancer screening. Standardized LDCT screening classification has been shown to reduce harm and lower false positive rates. Further study is needed regarding use of risk-modeling. Screening will require an increase in the thoracic workforce to accommodate the amount of surgically operable cancers.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Maximilian Weniger, Rainer C. Miksch, Patrick Maisonneuve, Jens Werner, Jan G. D’HaeseAbstractIntroductionSurgical resection improves survival in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and adjuvant chemotherapy adds an additional survival-benefit. While surgical technique has improved in recent years, it remains unclear whether these improvements translate into a survival benefit independent of adjuvant chemotherapy. Thus, we aimed to clarify whether survival of patients who were treated with either Gemcitabine...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionAlthough rare, osteoid osteoma may occur in the hallux. Even if the patient age, pain pattern, and radiographic findings do not exactly meet the classical definitions for osteoid osteoma, this tumor should always be included in the differential diagnosis list in patients presenting with foot pain.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis rare case of sclerosing thymoma is an unusual case since it has follow up information for an eight year period due to the misdiagnosis of goiter. The follow up visits showed significant regression of the tumor over the eight year period without treatment; however, the etiology of sclerosis and regression remain unknown. The patient was treated by thymectomy with no recurrence after 12 months.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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