Low Hartmann's procedure or intersphincteric abdominoperineal resection in the primary treatment of low rectal cancer; a survey among surgeons evaluating current practice.
CONCLUSIONS: The vast majority of the respondents considers iAPR as the preferred non-restorative procedure for rectal cancer not invading the sphincter complex, which contradicts with population based data from 2011. PMID: 30332334 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Survival following rectal cancer surgery: does the age matter?
Authors: Al-Abed Y, Parker M, Arulampalam T, Tutton M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Information regarding rectal cancer surgery outcomes and survival benefits in the elderly is sparse. Radical rectal surgery can be associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. We investigated age-specific survival for patients undergoing radical rectal surgery to determine outcomes in elderly patients Methods: Over a 10-year period data on all patients who underwent rectal cancer surgery was performed. Patients were grouped according to age and eight other variables including cancer stage (Duke's/TNM). Data analysed using computer ...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of pericardial hydatid cyst.
CONCLUSION: We think that endoscopic approach is an effective treatment modality for pericardial hydatid cyst. PMID: 30280971 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Intrathoracic hooked wire migration managed by minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery.
CONCLUSION: The loss of a hooked wire can lead to dramatic lesions. In every case, the device must be found or, if not, migration ruled out. The hooked wire must be removed, and the timing and the approach must be adapted to each case. VATS should be considered, in a stable patient to assess the lesions, to treat them and to remove the device. PMID: 30280974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Internal herniation through the foramen of Winslow: a case report.
Authors: Jansen YJL, Nieboer K, Senesael E, Van Bael K, Allaeys M PMID: 30284522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage after a high energetic trauma: a case report and review of current literature.
We report a case of a 44-year-old male who suffered a major traffic accident with multiple trauma, including a bilateral adrenal haemorrhage. This caused a primary adrenal insufficiency, as proven with a cortisol stimulation test with synthetic corticotrophin. Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage is a very rare but potentially fatal disorder and should not be missed. This case illustrates that early diagnosis and prompt treatment with hydrocortisone may contribute to a beneficial outcome. PMID: 30270759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Incisional Hernia Repair of Medium- and Large-Sized Defects: Laparoscopic IPOM Versus Open SUBLAY Technique.
Authors: Alizai PH, Lelaona E, Andert A, Neumann UP, Klink CD, Jansen M Abstract BACKGROUND: Small incisional hernias can be repaired laparoscopically with low morbidity and reasonable recurrence rates. The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopic with open technique in medium- and large-sized defects regarding postoperative complications and recurrence rates. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2016, 102 patients with medium- or large-sized defects according to EHS classification underwent incisional hernia repair. Patients' characteristics, hernia size and postoperative complications were prospectively recorded. I...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Does a retrorectal tumour remain a challenge for surgeons?
CONCLUSION: Retrorectal tumours are a very rare pathology with high histological heterogeneity and problematic diagnostics. Patients should be referred to a tertiary centre that has experience and diagnostic capabilities for the best diagnostic and treatment options. PMID: 30270764 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Hypermetabolic lesion in the prevascular mediastinum - always a thymoma/lymphoma?
We describe a case of a cholesterol granuloma located in the prevascular mediastinum in a symptomatic 57-year-old male patient. PMID: 30270797 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - October 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Meckel's diverticulum in the adult: surgical treatment.
CONCLUSION: Resection of incidentally found Meckel's diverticulum can be made because of benefits outweigh the risks in this high-risk area for cancer. PMID: 30259784 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Is there a difference in laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in a teaching hospital or a general hospital in The Netherlands?
This study aims to determine whether there is a difference between laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in a teaching hospital or a non-teaching general hospital in Dutch clinics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed to examine the safety of laparoscopic cholecystectomies in a teaching hospital with a residency program and a general hospital without surgical residents. All consecutive cholecystectomies in these two hospitals between September 2014 and March 2015 were included. Patient characteristics, operative procedure, level of experience, operation time, per- and postoperative complicat...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Fistula-tract Laser Closure (FiLaC ™) for complex urethroperineal fistula.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of FiLaC™ for the treatment of urethroperineal fistula is feasible and safe. The minimally invasive nature of the technique and limited postoperative pain permit daycare surgery. PMID: 30205751 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary cancer: does the tumour entity influence perioperative morbidity and long-term outcome?
CONCLUSIONS: Further research will be needed to implement more individualized therapy. PMID: 30203717 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

How to treat hepatic pulmonary fusion: case report with review of literature.
CONCLUSION: Through our case and a review of the literature, we will discuss the different alternatives in the treatment of HPF. PMID: 30203718 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Anticoagulation strategy in patients with atrial fibrillation after carotid endarterectomy.
CONCLUSION: Combination of warfarin with an aim to keep the INR value between 2 and 3, and aspirin at a dosage of 100 mg per day seemed feasible and in our modest patient cohort. Further studies including multicenter larger data are warranted in order to establish a precise anticoagulation treatment protocol for patients with atrial fibrillation after carotid endarterectomy. PMID: 30189792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

High post-operative pain scores despite multimodal analgesia in ambulatory anorectal surgery: a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: A multimodal analgesic approach consisting of local anesthetic infiltration, multiple oral analgesics and written information seems to be insufficient for certain patient groups after ambulatory anorectal surgery. Especially patients undergoing surgery for hemorrhoids or an anal fissure should receive adequate analgesia. Pain during defecation is problematic and finding a solution for this problem remains challenging. Further research into the combined use of different analgesic modalities is recommended. PMID: 30189793 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - September 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Acute gastric necrosis caused by a β-hemolytic streptococcus infection: a case report and review of the literature.
We report a case of a 57-year-old female patient with an acute necrotizing gastritis caused by a Group A β-hemolytic streptococcus. The case presented herein is of unusual interest because only a limited number of case reports on this etiology have been published. Diagnosing infectious necrotizing gastritis remains complex because of its rarity and nonspecific clinical presentation. Nevertheless, prompt diagnosis is of high importance because necrotizing gastritis can progress rapidly into a more advanced stage causing septic shock or even death. In our opinion, early resection of necrotic gastric wall combined with a...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - August 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Symptomatic gastric involvement in a parastomal hernia: uncommon presentation.
CONCLUSIONS: In patients presenting with obstructive symptoms, one should be aware of a possible gastric outlet obstruction because of its involvement in a PSH, although sporadic. Surgery might be considered as the treatment of choice because conservative treatment mostly fails. Earlier surgery might perhaps also reduce postoperative hospital stay and gastroparesis. PMID: 30103665 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - August 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Visceral oxidative stress during antegrade cerebral perfusion and lower body circulatory arrest.
CONCLUSIONS: Immediate parameters (such as lactate, AOPP, and thiol) that show alterations in response to oxidative stress were not affected by the duration of ACP. Therefore, ACP without distal perfusion may not be harmful when conducted for short duration. PMID: 30103668 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - August 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Foreign body granuloma reaction following SIRT mimicking peritoneal metastases: a word of caution.
We present a case of a female patient diagnosed with an unresectable iCCA treated with SIRT in order to obtain downstaging. Explorative laparoscopy three months later showed multiple peritoneal lesions in the left upper quadrant, mimicking peritoneal metastases. Anatomopathological investigation showed a foreign body granuloma surrounding the SIRT resin particles. These findings have important consequences, as the presence of peritoneal metastases implies a palliative situation. Anatomopathological confirmation of any intra-abdominal lesion mimicking peritoneal metastases should be carried out. PMID: 30092710 [PubMed -...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - August 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

A goblet cell carcinoma of the appendix presenting as an acute appendicitis: a case report.
CONCLUSION: Goblet cell carcinomas is a distinct entity which should be delineated from the classical appendiceal carcinoids. Its clinical evolution obliges a more aggressive therapeutic strategy. PMID: 30081726 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - August 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Familial aggregation of gastric cancer with microsatellite instability.
CONCLUSIONS: In our publication, we could not find any link between familial background and the MSI status in GC patients. More detailed molecular and genetic analysis of subgroups of these patients is required. PMID: 30071769 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - August 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Intra-abdominal abscess due to fish bone perforation of small bowel.
Authors: Mora-Guzmán I, Valdés de Anca Á, Martín-Pérez E PMID: 30010485 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Bilateral open pneumothorax resulting in a sucking chest wound.
Authors: Karapolat S, Buran A, Turkyilmaz A PMID: 30010489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Management and outcome of colorectal cancer during pregnancy: report of 41 cases.
CONCLUSION: Despite a more frequent presentation with advanced disease, colorectal cancer has a similar prognosis in pregnancy when compared with the general population. Diagnostic interventions and treatment should not be delayed due to the pregnancy but a balance between maternal and foetal wellbeing must always be kept in mind. PMID: 30010511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Laparoscopic versus open distal pancreatectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Authors: Gavriilidis P, Roberts KJ, Sutcliffe RP Abstract OBJECTIVES: To compare the effectiveness, safety and oncologic adequacy of laparoscopic and open distal pancreatectomy (ODP) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed using EMBASE, Medline, the Cochrane library, and Google Scholar. Meta-analyses were performed using both fixed-effect and random-effect models. A cumulative meta-analysis was performed to track the accumulation of evidence. The power that a new trial of specified samples would give to the present meta-analysis was estimated with simulation-based sa...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Endovascular repair of an extracranial carotid artery aneurysm complicated by late stent thrombosis.
We present a case of an ECAA with symptoms of vision loss, successfully treated by endovascular covered stenting but complicated by late in stent thrombosis and cerebral infarction. The patient was subsequently treated with IV thrombolysis and life-long warfarin. The patient had discrete residual symptoms at follow-up 3 months later. PMID: 29985121 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Transmural migration of azygous vein Hem-O-lok clip causing food bolus 3 months following uneventful minimally invasive oesophagectomy.
CONCLUSION: Hem-o-lok clip migration trends to be a well-established event. However, their mechanism and exact incidence remains elusive to this date. To the best of our knowledge, their migration in oesophageal cancer surgery has not been reported. PMID: 29969952 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - July 6, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Pediatric intussusception and early discharge after pneumatic reduction.
CONCLUSION: Pneumatic reduction is a safe and effective method in pediatric intussusception. If one is confident about treatment success, patients can be discharged without a long observation period. Early discharge is also cost-effective and reduces time loss. PMID: 29947299 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - June 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Stress biomarkers in minimally invasive and conventional colorectal resections.
CONCLUSIONS: We show in this feasibility study for the first time an increase of copeptin in combination with glucocorticoids as stress biomarkers by open surgery compared to minimally invasive procedures in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Exceeding an individual threshold of 'stress burden' may have unfavorable effects on the long-time clinical outcome. PMID: 29911494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - June 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma of the colon and rectum.
Authors: Qiu S, Pellino G, Warren OJ, Mills S, Goldin R, Kontovounisios C, Tekkis PP Abstract Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC) are rare cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) and pancreatobiliary tract. They are characterized by the presence of a combination of epithelial and neuroendocrine elements, where each component represents at least 30% of the tumour. Review of literature and consolidation of clinicopathological data. Sixty-one cases of colorectal MANEC have been reported in literature and one seen in this centre. The median age of the patients affected was 61.9 ± 12.4 years (2...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - June 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Anterograde jejunojejunal intussusception through the distal anastomosis as complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
CONCLUSIONS: Small bowel intussusception is a rare long-term complication after RYGB. The underlying causative mechanism remains unclear. This rare condition may cause obstruction and lead to bowel necrosis if not recognized and treated promptly. PMID: 29879867 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - June 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

AO principles of fracture management.
Authors: An S PMID: 29801425 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Analysis of failed discharge after ambulatory surgery: unanticipated admission.
CONCLUSIONS: Unanticipated admissions following day surgery occur mainly due to social/organisational and surgical reasons. However, medical and anaesthetic reasons also explain 15.86% of the unanticipated admissions. PMID: 29848193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - June 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

The impact of surgical resection of the primary tumor on the development of synchronous colorectal liver metastasis: a systematic review.
CONCLUSIONS: Some limited evidence supports the hypothesis that colorectal surgery might stimulate the growth and development of synchronous colorectal liver metastases. PMID: 29783886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Images in surgery - gallstone ileus.
Authors: Stiennon L, Detry O PMID: 29779475 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Time and life management for medical students and residents.
Authors: Somville F PMID: 29772962 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 21, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Myasthenia gravis appearing after thymectomy heralding recurrent thymoma.
CONCLUSIONS: New-onset MG postthymectomy heralds recurrent disease in 3% of cases. Thorough screening is needed in such patients. PMID: 29768973 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 18, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Impact of a prehospital discrimination between trauma patients with or without early acute coagulopathy of trauma and the need for damage control resuscitation: rationale and design of a multicenter randomized phase II trial.
DISCUSSION: Many data suggest that a very early flagging of trauma patients in need for DCR would be beneficial but this need to be proved. Do we improve our quality of care by an earlier diagnosis? Does a prehospital discrimination between trauma patients with or without a potential need for DCR has a positive impact? PMID: 29745298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Intraoperative radiation therapy for rectal cancer and recurrent intra-abdominal sarcomas.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of our study show that HDR-IORT could be a valuable asset in the multimodality management of LARC, LRRC and RS. PMID: 29745309 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Para-anal lipoma as a rare consequence to perineal trauma. Case-report and review of the literature.
CONCLUSION: Perineal lipomas are extremely rare, pathological examination of imaging guided biopsies are needed to exclude malignancy especially a well-differentiated liposarcoma. MRI remains the first option and radical surgical excision is the gold standard treatment. PMID: 29734868 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Pelvic lymph node dissection in prostate cancer staging: evaluation of morbidity and oncological outcomes.
Authors: Van Huele A, Poelaert F, Fonteyne V, Decaestecker K, Ost P, Lumen N Abstract BACKGROUND: To evaluate the morbidity of different surgical approaches for pelvic lymph node dissection (PLND), to evaluate the influence of morbidity on radiotherapy (RT) planning and to evaluate a possible therapeutic effect of a more extensive yield of PLND. METHODS: From 2000-2016, 228 patients received staging PLND before primary RT in a single tertiary care center. Nine patients were excluded for the evaluation of morbidity. Fifty patients were operated in an open approach, 96 laparoscopic and 73 robot-assisted (RA). Cla...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Pancreaticopleural fistula: a rare cause of pleural empyema.
CONCLUSION: PPF is a rare complication of pancreatitis. The diagnosis is difficult to make and can be confirmed by thoracocentesis and proper imaging, preferably MRCP. Treatment options include conservative, endoscopic (ERCP) or surgical measures. Omentoplasty positioned against the diaphragmatic hiatus is a feasible technique for closure of PPF. PMID: 29716451 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - May 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Does surgical technique influence the postoperative hemodynamic disturbances and neurological outcomes in carotid endarterectomy?
Authors: Deşer SB, Demirag MK, Kolbakir F Abstract INTRODUCTION: The carotid endarterectomy is already well established in patients with symptomatic or asymptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference in postoperative blood pressure changes, stroke rate and postoperative complications following eversion carotid endarterectomy (E-CEA) and conventional carotid endarterectomy (C-CEA). METHODS: From 1 January 2010 to 31 March 2017 consecutive patients admitted to our department with symptomatic or asymptomatic ICA stenosis were included in th...
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Outcomes of laparoscopic subtotal colectomy with cecorectal anastomosis for slow-transit constipation: a single center retrospective study.
CONCLUSION: LASC with cecorectal anastomosis is a safe and effective surgical approach for STC, with the majority of patients being satisfied with the outcome of surgery. PMID: 29701506 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Handbook of pain surgery.
Authors: Berrevoet F PMID: 29681229 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 24, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Different laparoscopic treatment modalities for splenic artery aneurysms: about 3 cases with review of the literature.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the variations in the adopted operative techniques, the laparoscopic approach seems to be harmless. However, no treatment algorithm or consensus has been published. PMID: 29631508 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Systematic review of surgical training on reperfused human cadavers.
CONCLUSIONS: Various reperfused human cadaver models exist, enabling practise of mainly vascular procedures. Preservation method determines the level of simulation fidelity. Thorough evaluation of these models as surgical training tools and transfer effectiveness is still lacking. PMID: 29653497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Hepatic alveolar echinococcosis.
Authors: Detry O, Meurisse N, Delwaide J, Giot JB, Leonard P, Losson B, Hayette MP, Bletard N, Meunier P, Honoré P PMID: 29653501 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

Treatment with troxerutin protects against cisplatin-induced kidney injury in mice.
CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrated that Tro has protective effects against CP-induced nephrotoxicity through improving the biochemical indices and the oxidative stress parameters. PMID: 29653502 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica)
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - April 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research