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Image of the month: cyst of the canal of Nuck.
Authors: Karapolat B, Ata Korkmaz HA, Kocak G, Bulut E PMID: 29433378 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Acute abdominal pain due to internal herniation of the sigmoid colon, fallopian tube and left ovary, a rare presentation of Allen Masters syndrome.
Authors: Mazzetti CH, Hock N, Taylor S, Lemaitre J, Crener K, Lebrun E Abstract In 1955, Allen and Masters describe a painful syndrome which associates traumatic delivery to laceration found on the posterior leaf of the broad ligament. Herniation through this defect is a rare entity, accounted for about 4-7% of all internal hernias. Normally, it involves the small bowel. The authors present the case of a multiparous woman admitted at emergency for constipation and abdominal pain. The CT scan showed an extremely rare case of internal hernia of the sigmoid colon, fallopian tube and left ovary through a large defect o...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Variations in the vascular and biliary structures of the liver: a comprehensive anatomical study.
CONCLUSIONS: We describe vascular and biliary variations in the livers of our patients. PMID: 29433396 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Chest wall metastasis of endometrial cancer: case report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Here in, a case with a distant organ metastasis due to an endometrioid-type adenocarcinoma is presented accompanied by literature data. PMID: 29433406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Thoracoscopic total esophagogastrectomy with supercharged colon interposition for the treatment of esophageal adenocarcinoma in situs inversus.
CONCLUSION: In long-segment esophageal reconstruction with supercharged colon, although thoracoscopy is feasible, laparoscopy is found unsafe. Careful preoperative planning and colon assessment via computed tomography(CT) colonography/angiography and a multidisciplinary team approach is recommended. Adjuncts to assess conduit perfusion like the Spy system are helpful. Supercharging the long colonic conduit is a way of minimizing ischemia-related complications. PMID: 29436979 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Impact of age on postoperative outcomes in bariatric surgery.
Authors: Major P, Wysocki M, Janik M, Stefura T, Walędziak M, Pędziwiatr M, Kowalewski P, Paśnik K, Budzyński A Abstract BACKGROUND: Age is often related to the increase of perioperative complications and reoperation rates. The authors aimed to determine the influence of age on outcomes of most commonly performed bariatric procedures. METHODS: The retrospective study included patients qualified for primary Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (LSG) or Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass (LRYGB) in two academic hospitals. Patients were divided into two groups: ≥50 (21.2-26.9%) and
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

History of Cardiac Surgery in Belgium.
Authors: Suy R PMID: 29384044 [PubMed] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor.
Authors: Peeters G, Himpens J, Leman G PMID: 29384045 [PubMed] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Inflammatory Myofibroblasts Tumour (IMT) of the Liver: A Report of Two Cases.
Authors: Sevinç AI, Ünek T, Astarcioglu H Abstract Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) is an uncommon mass lesion composed of myofibroblasts and mixed inflammatory infiltrate that rarely undergoes malignant transformation. Although IMT was originally reported in the lung, it is now recognised that it can occur in a variety of organs. Hepatic localisation of IMT is less frequent. Here we report two cases of IMT in the liver. They underwent hepatic resections with the diagnosis of FNH and Klatskin tumour. The pathological diagnosis of the tumour was IMT. We conclude that in the management of IMT in ...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

In Memoriam Professor Dr. Albert Lacquet (1904-2003).
Authors: Gruwez JA, Lerut T PMID: 29388509 [PubMed] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Limberg flap in management of pilonidal sinus disease: systematic review and a local experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Limberg flap presents a safe and effective method that can be offered for patients with primary or recurrent PSD. PMID: 29390948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

The death of the Byzantine Emperor John II Komnenos (1087-1143).
CONCLUSION: The death of the emperor John Komnenos was caused by a severe infection of the hand of unknown agent leading to septicaemia. This conclusion is based on the fact that death came a week or more after the injury of the hand and it was not caused by the poison of the arrow which would have been fatal within several hours. PMID: 29390951 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Mycotic aortic aneurysms treated by endovascular repair: initial experience in a single center.
CONCLUSION: EVAR is an effective and safe option and might be a suitable alternative to OR in the absence of predictors of poor prognosis for the treatment of non-complicated forms of MAA. PMID: 29382272 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - February 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Health-related quality of life and cost-effectiveness analysis of gum chewing in patients undergoing colorectal surgery: results of a randomized controlled trial.
CONCLUSION: Reducing POI and AL via gum chewing reduced costs for ward stay, but did not affect overall in-hospital costs, HRQoL, or mapped utilities. More studies with adequate sample sizes using validated questionnaires at standardized time points are needed. PMID: 29378476 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and mural nodule height as predictive factors for malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.
Authors: Watanabe Y, Niina Y, Nishihara K, Okayama T, Tamiya S, Nakano T Abstract BACKGROUND: Accurate preoperative prediction for malignant IPMN is still challenging. The aim of this study was to investigate the validity of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mural nodule height (MNH) for predicting malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). METHODS: The medical records of 60 patients who underwent pancreatectomy for IPMN were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: NLR tended to be higher in malignant IPMN (median: 2.23) than in benign IPMN (median: 2.04; p = .14). MNH was sig...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

How to implement an enhanced recovery programme after colorectal surgery?
CONCLUSIONS: Large-scale implementation of ERP continues to face mainly lack of trust and communication. Solutions exist and are based particularly on team work and interdisciplinary collaboration. PMID: 29334849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Labelling as reference Centre of GRACE (Groupe francophone de R éhabilitation Améliorée après ChirurgiE) for colorectal surgery: its impact on the implementation of enhanced recovery programme at the University Hospital of Liège.
Labelling as reference Centre of GRACE (Groupe francophone de Réhabilitation Améliorée après ChirurgiE) for colorectal surgery: its impact on the implementation of enhanced recovery programme at the University Hospital of Liège. Acta Chir Belg. 2018 Jan 15;:1-5 Authors: Daenen C, Coimbra C, Hans G, Joris J Abstract BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery programme (ERP) has been used in our hospital since 2005 for selected colorectal surgeries. Since October 2015, after labelling as GRACE reference centre, we included all patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgery in th...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Successful operative treatment of uterine leiomyoma with extensive intravenous extension to the IVC, right heart, and pulmonary arteries.
CONCLUSIONS: Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy combined with exploration of the sub-hepatic IVC and heart under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest achieved its successful macroscopic clearance. PMID: 29338669 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Hand trauma: illustrated surgical guide of core procedures.
Authors: Fierens J PMID: 29313441 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Arterial variations in humans: key reference for radiologists and surgeons.
Authors: Detry O PMID: 29307279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Manual of peripheral nerve surgery: from the basics to complex procedures.
Authors: Martin D PMID: 29307288 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Conservative treatment of a posterior intercostal lung herniation: a case report.
Authors: Cogen A, Van Schil P, Schurmans J Abstract Introduction patients: A rare posterior intercostal lung herniation was diagnosed after a coughing spell by computed tomography and treated conservatively. Two years later, there were no specific complications or progression of the herniation. Methods, results and conclusions: There is no consensus on the indications for surgery and optimal treatment of this disorder. PMID: 29298605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - January 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

A minimally invasive treatment of an asymptomatic case of mesh erosion into the caecum after total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair.
We report a first-time minimally invasive treatment of mesh erosion into the colon. A laparoscopic approach is feasible and provides an excellent exposure. Partial removal of the mesh is suggested in uncomplicated cases to avoid complications associated with complete mesh removal. PMID: 29284350 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 31, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Long-term survival after multimodality therapy including surgery for metastatic esophageal cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: In selected metastatic EC patients, multimodality treatment including surgery has an acceptable surgical outcome with a potentially long-term survival. PMID: 29258384 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Evaluation of liver function by means of serum cytokeratin 18 and hepatocyte growth factor levels in patients with obstructive jaundice.
CONCLUSION: Evaluating pre- and post-treatment serum HGF and CK18 levels suggested that there was an apoptosis in obstructive jaundice patients and this apoptosis decreased after the decompression of the biliary tract. We also demonstrated that HGF levels were altered at biliary obstruction compared to healthy controls and the levels of this biomarker also decreased after decompression of biliary obstruction. We concluded that these biomarkers can be used as predictors of liver injury in biliary obstruction. PMID: 29258405 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Changes in serum lipid levels after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy in morbidly obese dyslipidemic and normolipidemic patients.
This study investigated the effect of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) performed for morbid obesity on serum lipid levels of dyslipidemic and normolipidemic patients. METHODS: 141 patients who underwent LSG between September 2014 and January 2016 were included in the study. RESULTS: The patients' mean body mass index was 46.27 ± 6.79 kg/m2 preoperatively, 31.60 ± 5.37 kg/m2 in the 6th month postoperatively and 27.80 ± 4.25 kg/m2 in the 12th month (p 
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Enterogenous cyst of the small bowel mesentery: a case report and review of the literature.
We present a case of enterogenous cyst in an adult female who underwent a resection of the tumour. RESULTS: After two years of observation, there is no evidence of tumour recurrence. PMID: 29221426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 11, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Endoscopic ultrasound guided versus surgical transrectal drainage of pelvic abscesses.
CONCLUSION: EUS guided and surgical transrectal drainage of pelvic abscesses from any cause are safe, nonetheless EUS guided drainage(if feasible) seems more effective after a single treatment, with high overall cure rates. PMID: 29207920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

An algorithm to improve outcomes of radial forearm flap donor site.
CONCLUSIONS: Application of the algorithm described has led to a significant reduction in RFF donor site complication rates. This demonstrates that if flap donor sites are analyzed and tailor treated in the same way as primary defects are, instead of being given secondary importance and just grafted, outcomes improve. PMID: 29202648 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

A case of gastric cancer metastasis to the breast in a female with BRCA2 germline mutation and literature review.
CONCLUSION: Gastric cancer metastasis to the breast is rare, but should be considered in young female patients with signet ring cell type gastric cancer. PMID: 29202657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Cronkhite-Canada syndrome causing pouch outlet obstruction 5 years after roux-en-y gastric bypass.
CONCLUSION: Diffuse polyposis in Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is a rare cause for pouch obstruction after RYGB. Clinical examination should focus on dermatologic findings. PMID: 29202677 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Simultaneous laparoscopic proctocolectomy (TaTME) and robot-assisted radical prostatectomy for synchronous rectal and prostate cancer.
CONCLUSIONS: In this case, the combination of TaTME and Retzius sparing RARP for synchronous rectal and prostate cancer was feasible and safe. We suggest performing the anterior TaTME dissection last, due to disturbing blood flow into the operating field after prostatectomy. PMID: 29198168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Intracranial complications of midline nasal dermoid cysts.
CONCLUSION: Nasal midline dermoid cysts are considered benign swellings. When an intracranial extension exists, infection can lead to deleterious complications. It is important for health care practitioners to be aware of this imminent risk. Suspicion of a nasal midline dermoid cyst should prompt a careful clinical work-up with an ultrasound followed by CT or MRI imaging. The treatment is complete excision to avoid disastrous complications and recurrences. PMID: 29198174 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - December 5, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia: two case reports and a short review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: NOMI is a rare disease with a difficult diagnosis. Early recognition and treatment with supportive therapy, vasodilator drugs and possibly surgery can significantly lower mortality. PMID: 29173076 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - November 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

The inflammatory response to stress and angiogenesis in liver resection for colorectal liver metastases: a randomized controlled trial comparing open versus laparoscopic approach.
CONCLUSIONS: The immunological effects of treatment were similar between the groups. Thus, the laparoscopic approach does not seem to significantly influence the surgical stress and tumor related factors in patients suffering from colorectal liver metastases. PMID: 29179666 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - November 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

5-Year survival after splenectomy in a patient with recurrent cutaneous melanoma: a case report.
CONCLUSIONS: Although current systemic approaches demonstrate to provide clinically important benefit, patients with oligometastatic disease should be evaluated for surgical metastasectomy. A laparoscopic approach for splenic metastasis is shown to be a safe treatment. This disease-free survival of 60 months in a patient with a history of an in-transit metastasis has not been published before. A splenectomy for a solitary metastasis could prolong the survival, even in a recurrent melanoma. PMID: 29115903 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - November 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Transmesenteric hernia: a rare case of acute abdominal pain in children: a case report and review of the literature.
In this report, we discuss the case of an 11-year old girl presenting with acute abdominal pain caused by gangrene of a large part of the small bowel. During urgent surgical exploration, the cause of gangrene appeared to be herniation of the small bowel through a congenital defect in the mesentery with subsequent strangulation. A resection was performed leaving the patient with only 130 cm of small bowel remaining. Transmesenteric hernia is a rare type of internal herniation consisting of a small congenital defect in the small bowel mesentery through which the intestine can herniate and subsequently become strangula...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - November 9, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of anorectal manometry for fecal incontinence: a meta-analysis.
CONCLUSION: ARM has been shown to be an accurate test for diagnosing FI. Further studies are required to establish the diagnostic accuracy of individual ARM measures. PMID: 29103343 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - November 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Treatment of a mycotic abdominal aortic aneurysm with the jailing technique.
CONCLUSION: We observed a good clinical outcome. PMID: 29084477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - November 2, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Upregulation of VEGFR1 in a rat model of esophagogastric anastomotic healing.
CONCLUSION: Our results revealed a distinct expression pattern of the investigated growth factor receptors in rat intestinal tract. Showing higher expression levels of growth factor receptors at the gastric anastomotic tissue at the fifth postoperative day suggests a different contribution of the gastric and the esophageal side to the anastomotic healing. PMID: 29065778 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Efficacy of emergency exploratory laparotomy in incarcerated obturator hernia.
CONCLUSIONS: The EEL is a clinically safe and necessary choice for early diagnosis and treatment in IOH. EEL may improve the curative effect of IOH significantly. PMID: 29065783 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Protective effects of gallic acid against methotrexate-induced toxicity in rats.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results indicate that GA ameliorates biochemical and oxidative stress parameters in the liver of rats exposed to MTX. PMID: 29069994 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 28, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Laparoscopic liver resection for hemorrhagic hepatocellular adenoma in a pregnant patient.
CONCLUSION: In the pregnant patient, HCA represents a significant diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Anatomically favorable located lesions can be safely managed with laparoscopic liver resection. We suggest that laparoscopic liver resection should be considered as part of the currently available strategies for HCA during pregnancy. PMID: 28982300 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 8, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Hypovolemic shock caused by delayed-onset superior gluteal artery rupture, successfully treated with arteriographic embolization.
CONCLUSIONS: A delayed SGA bleeding should be considered in late-onset shock associated with blunt buttock trauma. Furthermore, early detection and embolization not only prevent further complications, such as compartment syndrome and hypovolemic shock, but also eliminate the need for any surgical interventions. PMID: 28978258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 6, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Pseudoaneurysm of the superior lateral genicular artery following anterior cruciate ligament repair.
CONCLUSION: Pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon complication of surgery or trauma of the knee. Although most cases in literature described pseudoaneurysms after total knee arthroplasty, it can be associated with arthroscopic knee surgery too. Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection can be a valuable treatment option. PMID: 28946810 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

A comparison of early clinical outcomes of off-pump and on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery in elderly patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results did not reveal a significant benefit of either surgical technique with respect to early-term clinical outcomes in elderly CABG patients. Further investigations are needed to determine whether off-pump CABG is superior than on-pump CABG in elderly patients. PMID: 28946812 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Juan Valverde de Amusco (1525-1588): an eminent anatomist of the renaissance or a plagiarist of Vesalius? His work and its impact in renaissance anatomy.
CONCLUSION: Valverde copied the work of Vesalius in many instances. Nevertheless, he had his fair share of contribution in the history of Anatomy; he managed to popularize and spread the new anatomy of the Rennaissance through his work which was far more cheaper than that of Vesalius; furthermore, his anatomic discoveries like the first depiction of the intracranial course of the carotid arteries (several decades before Willis's description), the extrinsic ocular muscles and the middle ear bones contribute to the spirit of the Scientific Revolution. PMID: 28956497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 29, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Lynch syndrome and sextuple primary malignancies.
This article presents a rare clinical of a 61-year-old female diagnosed with extracolonic Lynch syndrome with six metachronous tumours acquiring in digestive tract during the period from 1993 to 2014 (over 21 years). No other cases of six primary malignancies in patient with Lynch syndrome have been reported in literature. Upon diagnosis of Lynch syndrome, it is important to screen patient for malignancies of different localization as this syndrome predisposes appearance of various cancers at earlier age than in general population. PMID: 28938854 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 26, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Single-incision versus multiport video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery in the treatment of lung cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: In selected patients SITS is safe, feasible and may be considered an alternative to multiport VATS. PMID: 28934897 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 23, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Risk factors of perioperative morbimortality after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy: a club coelio multicenter study.
CONCLUSIONS: Leakage after Sleeve was rare but still observed even in experienced hands. The leak rate is particularly high when LSG is performed after adjustable gastric banding removal. PMID: 28927340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research