TEN-YEAR follow-up of treatment with zygomatic implants and replacement of hybrid dental prosthesis by ceramic teeth: A case report
Publication date: Available online 5 December 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Paulo H.T. Almeida, Sergio H. Cacciacane, Ayrton ArcazasAbstractThe aim of this case report was to show the 10-year follow-up of a zygomatic implant supported rehabilitation treatment to replace the hybrid dental prosthesis with resin teeth - one by one - with ceramic teeth. The complications that occurred were described right from the time when the first implant supported prosthesis with immediate loading was placed, through the fabrication of a personalized dental prosthesis with twelve ceramic crowns, with a view to achiev...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

In situ reconstruction with autologous graft in the treatment of secondary aortoenteric fistulas: A retrospective case series
We report our surgical approach to SAEF consisting in removal of the infected graft and in situ reconstruction using an autologous venous graft.Seven consecutive patients with SAEF treated with graft removal and in situ reconstruction using an autologous venous graft from 2008 to 2017 were reviewed. Six of seven patients (86%) survived 30-day. In one case a graft thrombosis and acute lower limb ischemia occurred requiring re-operations. All patients received injective antibiotic therapy for 20 days, followed by oral therapy for 3 months. There were no major complications at long-term follow-up.Our results suggest that supe...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Hydatid cyst of the heart with mitral valve stenosis; case report
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Alaa S. Bahjat, Ahamd Mohammad Sharif Tahir, Ayad Ahmad MohammedAbstractHydatid cyst of the heart is very rare, the left ventricle is the commonest site of myocardial involvement due to dominant left coronary vessels and thicker wall. Isolated cardiac involvement is extremely rare. Patients may be quite asymptomatic but the cyst may cause palpitation, dyspnea, chest pain, or when ruptured in to the cardiac or pericardial cavities may cause emergency presentations like anaphylactic reactions, sudden collapse due to pericardial...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Molecular classification of breast cancer: A retrospective cohort study
ConclusionsLuminal A tumor was the most prevalent subtype, while HER2-positive was the least prevalent. Luminal A tumors were mostly associated with lobular carcinomas. HER2-positive and triple negative tumors showed higher histological grade and larger tumor size at the time of diagnosis. These tumors were commonly found in women below the age of 50 years. Carcinoma-in-situ was less prevalent in HER2-positive tumors. Furthermore, a strong association was observed between axillary lymph node status and molecular subtypes. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Outcomes of en bloc resection followed by reconstruction of giant cell tumor around knee and distal radius. A Case Series
ConclusionFunctional outcome of a patient with GCT of the bone after En bloc resection and reconstruction with the above techniques had comparable results with previous studies. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Ankle Home Stay Programme:- A review of ankle fracture management and costs at a busy district general hospital
ConclusionsPatients can be safely managed in the outpatient setting, with regular clinic review before formal operative intervention as opposed to blanket admission to an acute inpatient bed. This is cost saving in a healthcare system with finite resources focussed on improving use of economic resources. It also maintains patient care with select admission criteria onto the pathway and regular review to ensure standards are maintained. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Lack of awareness among surgeons regarding safe use of electrosurgery. A cross sectional survey of surgeons in pakistan
ConclusionIn these two hospitals, high level of ignorance noticed regarding the procedure and indications of basic electrosurgical equipment which needs raising awareness and further training. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - December 2, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: December 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 48Author(s): (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Left Hepatic Trisectionectomy for Hepatobiliary Malignancies: Its’ Role and Outcomes. A Retrospective Cohort Study
ConclusionThis study supports LHT in patients with significant tumour burden. Despite extensive resection, our favourable morbidity and mortality rates show this is a safe and beneficial procedure for patients with all hepatobiliary malignancies. Given the nature of resection the incidence of post-operative hepatic insufficiency is higher than less extensive hepatic resections. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Extraction of impacted third molar with preventive installation of titanium miniplate: case report
The objective of this study is to present a clinical case of extraction of inferior impacted third molar, in atrophic mandible, with posterior installation of titanium miniplate, to prevent mandibular fracture.Discussion and conclusionpreventive installation of titanium miniplate was effective and indeed prevented the mandibular fracture. No trans-operative or immediate post-operative complications were observed. Post-operative follow-up was of three years, with no complications, showing the success of the procedure. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A case of solitary rectal diverticulum presenting with a large retrorectal abscess
We present a case of a symptomatic large rectal diverticulum presenting with a retrorectal abscess. A 49-year-old Caucasian female was brought to the emergency department complaining of abdominal pain and weakness in the lower limbs. She was found to have obstructive uropathy and unilateral sciatic neuropathy. She rapidly developed acute abdomen and emergency laparotomy revealed a giant purulent rectal diverticulum. The patient underwent exploratory laparotomy and a loop colostomy was made to decompress the colon. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Patient, thyroid, and surgeon related factors that make thyroidectomy difficult-cohort study
DiscussionWe found that majority of the trainees found thyroidectomy to be a vigorously intense activity. Thyroidectomy is a demanding surgery, which requires meticulous identification and dissection of the RLN and parathyroid glands for optimum outcome. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Acknowledgement to Reviewers 2019
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Methods, methodological challenges and lesson learned from phenomenological study about OSCE experience: Overview of paradigm-driven qualitative approach in medical education: a review
Publication date: Available online 23 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Getu Ataro HanagoAbstractQualitative research approach could be as important as quantitative one, particularly in medical education, as long as it meets the common goal of both—improving the quality of education. In contrary to the end—i.e. achieving the common goals, the means of both approaches of inquiry is different. Their dissimilarity in the means or process is not confined to data collection techniques, study designs or analysis methods; but, they also differ in assumptions about the world, reality, scienc...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

USEFULNESS OF REPAIR USING HEM-O-LOK™ FOR PERITONEAL TEAR AS A COMPLICATION OF TOTALLY EXTRAPERITONEAL REPAIR: case series
ConclusionHem-o-lok stapling is feasible in case of PT during TEP. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Osteoclastic giant cell tumor of the pancreas with synchronous jejunal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: A case report
We report a case of a 84-year-old man with incidentally detected 11cm tumor in the pancreatic tail and another 6 cm tumor located in the jejunum on abdominal computed tomography. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy with splenectomy along with segmental resection of the tumor bearing part of the jejunum. On histological examination, osteoclast-like giant cells with some areas of metaplastic bone were observed which confirmed the diagnosis of osteoclastic tumor of the pancreas. The jejunal tumor was strongly c-kit positive on immunohistochemistry which confirmed the diagnosis of GIST. On the last follow up at 2 years...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 23, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Leukemic phase of ALK-negative anaplastic large cell lymphoma in a patient who is on androgenic steroids: A case report
Conclusion: Leukemic phase ALK-negative ALCL often carries a complex karyotype and requires early intensive polychemotherapy. Use of anabolic steroids depletes the ability of defending lymphocytes to remove tumour producing cells. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Cellulitis in older people over 75 years – are there differences?
Publication date: Available online 22 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Manoj Kumar, Vincent Jiu Jong Ngian, Clarence Yeong, Caitlin Keighley, Huong Van Nguyen, Bin Soo OngAbstractAimTo examine differences in risk factors, clinical features and outcomes of cellulitis between those 75+ years and those
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Abdominal hernias in cirrhotic patients: surgery or conservative treatment? Results of a prospective cohort study in a high volume center: cohort study
CONCLUSIONSElective hernia repair offers an acceptable morbidity and ensures longer survival. “Wait and see” approach jeopardizes cirrhotic patients and should be avoided, given the higher incidence of emergency surgery due to hernia complications. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Quantitative assessment of Ki67 expression in correlation with various breast cancer characteristics and survival rate; cross sectional study
ConclusionKi67 is correlated with the grade of the tumor, and is not a predictor for the survival of breast cancer patients. It may predict aggressive behavior of the tumor and higher histopathological grades. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Perforated gastric ulcer post mini gastric bypass treated by laparoscopy: A CASE report
CONCLUSIONThe perforated gastric ulcer is a complication of the mini bariatric bypasses, and the laparoscopic treatment of the perforation associated with thorough irrigation for of the abdominal cavity and omentoplasty present good results for management of this complication. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Management Protocols and Encountered Complications among Stroke Patients Admitted to Stroke Unit of Jimma University Medical Center, Southwest Ethiopia: Prospective Observational study
ConclusionBoth neurologic and medical complications were common in majority of stroke patients. But the management protocol for stroke patients was sub-optimal and lagging behind the recommended guidelines due to lack of skilled personnel, appropriate treatment and diagnostic agents. The clinical team involved in the care of stroke patients should make preparations to take preventive measures that will save a lot of lives. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Hidradenoma papilliferum of the external auditory canal. Case report
ConclusionEctopic Hidradenoma papilliferum located in the EAC is a rare occurrence, and should be considered as a possible diagnosis when investigating a mass of the EAC. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Rare presentation of primary varicella zoster as fatal fulminant hepatitis in adult on low-dose,short-term steroid: Case report
ConclusionsAcute VZV infection may present as fulminant hepatitis. The presentation may initially be challenging for the diagnosis and should be considered if the patient has been in contact with a sick case. Low dose corticosteroid could carry a risk for fatal VZV fulminant hepatitis and should be used very cautiously especially with VZV patients’ contacts. Further causative relationships remain to be established. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

An Observational Descriptive Cross Sectional Multicenter Study of Health Related Quality of Life Among Iraqi Patients After Total Hip Replacement
ConclusionsTHR improved HRQOL. BMI was the only significant independent factor that was negatively correlated with HRQOL. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Revision of failed-posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction due to tibial tunnel misplacement: A case report
ConclusionThe use of PCL jig as the only tools for guiding tibial tunneling should be avoided. Additional tool such as transseptal portal is required to ensure the proper anatomical tibia tunnel in order to achive good PCL graft placement. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The Unfavourable Result in Plastic Surgery, fourth ed., Mimis N. Cohen, Seth R. Thaller (Eds.) (2018)
Publication date: December 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 48Author(s): Riaz A. Agha (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Intraoperative oxygen challenge for toleration of single lung ventilation in a patient with severe obstructive airway disease: a case report
In this study, we investigated cases of internal hernia after laparoscopic left-sided colectomy.MethodsData of 308 patients who underwent laparoscopic left hemicolectomy or sigmoidectomy at our institute between 2013 and 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient characteristics and surgical variables were analyzed. The distance between the superior rectal artery (SRA) and abdominal aorta at the level of aortic bifurcation was measured using postoperative computed tomography in patients who underwent SRA-preserving colectomy.ResultsIn all, 3 patients (0.97%), all of whom had undergone colostomy without anastomosis and wit...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Whole exome sequencing revealed a pathogenic variant in a gene related to malignant hyperthermia in a Vietnamese cardiac surgical patient: A case report
ConclusionPatient carried a mutant of RYR1 gene could possibly lead to MH development post anaesthesia of cardiac surgery. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Rare presentation of primary varicella zoster as fatal fulminant hepatitis in adult on low dose-short term steroid: Case report
CONCLUSIONSAcute VZV infection may present as fulminant hepatitis. The presentation may initially be challenging for the diagnosis and should be considered if the patient has been in contact with a sick case. Low dose corticosteroid could carry a risk for fatal VZV fulminant hepatitis and should be used very cautiously especially with VZV patients’ contacts. Further causative relationships remain to be established. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 10, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Whole exome sequencing of some genes related to malignant hyperthermia in a Vietnamese cardiac surgical patient: a case report
ConclusionPatient carried a mutant of RYR1 gene could possibly lead to MH development post anaesthesia of cardiac surgery. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Ultrasound your NPO: Effect of body mass index on gastric volume in term pregnant women – Retrospective Case Series
Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Efrain Riveros-Perez, Sherwin Davoud, Maria Gabriela Sanchez, Hugo Montesinos, Alexander RocutsAbstractIntroductionA common belief has been that obese patients are prone to develop aspiration of gastric contents when general anesthesia is administered. We aimed to determine the correlation between antral cross-sectional area as a surrogate of gastric volume measured by gastric ultrasound, and body mass index (BMI) in term pregnant women scheduled for elective cesarean section.MethodsA cross-sectional observational study was c...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

CSF-diverting shunts: Implications for abdominal and pelvic surgeons; a review and pragmatic overview
Publication date: Available online 5 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Aimee Goel, Claudia Craven, Samir Matloob, Simon Thompson, Laurence Watkins, Ahmed TomaAbstractThe optimal management of patients with ventriculoperitoneal or lumboperitoneal shunts undergoing abdominal or pelvic surgery for unrelated reasons is often unclear due to the paucity of guidelines in this field. In this review, we outline key issues in managing these patients. Specifically, we address issues relating to pre-operative planning, avoidance of shunt-related complications such as infection and malfunction, and specific ...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Tibial Bone Defect in New Age Using the Old Age Papineau Technique: a Case Series
ConclusionsThe Papineau technique may provide successful eradication of infection, reconstruction of bone defect, and soft-tissue closure. In addition, this technique is feasible and safe, and it could be performed in small healthcare centres. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Basic Suture Technique: Instructional Videos Explaining Suturing for Medical Students in a Qualitative Study
ConclusionUnderstanding the basics of skin apposition will provide students with knowledge about primary wound healing and prepare them for residency. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

A cross sectional study to investigate internal hernia post left-sided colectomy preserving superior rectal artery
In this study, we investigated cases of internal hernia after laparoscopic left-sided colectomy.MethodsData of 308 patients who underwent laparoscopic left hemicolectomy or sigmoidectomy at our institute between 2013 and 2018 were retrospectively reviewed. Patient characteristics and surgical variables were analyzed. The distance between the superior rectal artery (SRA) and abdominal aorta at the level of aortic bifurcation was measured using postoperative computed tomography in patients who underwent SRA-preserving colectomy.ResultsIn all, 3 patients (0.97%), all of whom had undergone colostomy without anastomosis and wit...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Psychosocial health of patients receiving orthopaedic treatment in northern Tanzania: A cross-sectional study
Conclusions61% (36) of orthopaedic inpatients exhibited depressive symptoms, indicating that the psychosocial health in this population is sub-optimal. Mental health is a crucial element of successful orthopaedic care. Access to timely surgical care would greatly decrease LOS, the most prominent predictor of depressive symptom severity. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Staged resection in the management OF HIV-RELATED anogenital giant condyloma Acuminatum. A case report
ConclusionThe optimal management of anogenital giant condyloma acuminata remains to be determined. Staged surgical excision should be conducted to achieve an optimum outcome. Radical reconstructive surgery should be reserved for patients with recurrence, malignant transformation or sphincter involvement. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Functional classification of secondary lymphedema
Publication date: Available online 1 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Jose Maria Pereira de Godoy, Maria de Fatima Guerreiro GodoyAbstractThe epidemiological classifications of primary lymphedema based on age at emergence and the severity of the edema are fundamental to the transmission of information about this condition. In the secondary type, the lymphatic system is intact at birth but is injured during the course of life, causing a deficiency that leads to lymphedema. However, years of clinical experience and progress in treatment suggest new classifications to assist in the therapeutic pla...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Influence of Anthropometric Features on Peroneus Longus Graft Diameter in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Cohort Study
Publication date: Available online 1 November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Sholahuddin Rhatomy, Henry Tanzil, Riky Setyawan, Camilla Amanda, Krisna Yuarno Phatama, Jeffrey Andrianus, Tedjo Rukmoyo, Bambang KisworoAbstractBackgroundAnterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is the most common ligament injury during sports activities that was treated with ACL reconstruction. Nowadays, peroneus longus is used in ACL reconstruction. However, it is difficult to predict the peroneus longus graft diameter for ACL reconstruction. Thus, preoperative measurements are very important to predict peroneus longus autograft ...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Revision Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Pcl) Reconstruction In Failed Pcl-Reconstruction Due To Tibial Tunnel Misplacement
CONCLUSIONThe use of PCL jig as the only tools for guiding tibial tunneling should be avoided. Additional tool such as transseptal portal is required to ensure the proper anatomical tibia tunnel in order to achive good PCL graft placement. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Acute cecal volvulus: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge in emergency: A case report
ConclusionThe low incidence of this condition needs a high index of suspicion and emergency surgical management. Despite significant progress in medical imaging, the preoperative diagnosis of cecal volvulus is very difficult. As a result, the treatment is often delayed. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - November 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of preoperative Nutritional Risk Index and Body Mass Index for predicting immediate postoperative outcomes following major gastrointestinal surgery: Cohort-study
Publication date: December 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 48Author(s): Nabin Pokharel, Gaurav Katwal, Subodh Kumar AdhikariAbstractBackgroundMalnutrition is a major risk factor for morbidity and mortality following gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. Nutritional Risk Index (NRI) and Body Mass Index (BMI) are the two well-validated tools that are readily available and do not add financial burden to the patients. The study aimed to analyze NRI and BMI as a preoperative nutritional indicator of postoperative complications following GI surgeries.MethodsIt is an observational study, where preoperative nutritional...
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 30, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Interantral Alveolar Ridge Splitting for Maxillary Horizontal Expansion and Simultaneous Dental Implant Insertion: A Case Report
ConclusionThe ARST in addition to simultaneous implant placement with a GBR can be successfully used for a full arch rehabilitation of the maxilla in a narrow alveolar ridge. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

The Role of Pectoral Nerve Blocks in a Day-case Mastectomy Service: a Prospective Cohort Study
ConclusionsPecs2 blocks can significantly reduce post-operative pain, nausea and vomiting in patients undergoing mastectomy. Their use can enable units to achieve high day-case mastectomy rates. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Diagnosis and surgical approach of adult Hirschsprung's disease: about two observations and review of the literature. Case Series
ConclusionThe discovery of Hirschsprung's disease is rare in adulthood. Transanal endorectal pull-through procedure followed by delayed coloanal anastomosis with conventional surgery is a suitable option for the treatment of HD and gives a good result. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Comparison of Treatment Methods of Appendiceal Mass and Abscess: A Prospective Cohort Study
ConclusionConservative treatment without interval surgery seems to be the preferred method for treatment of appendiceal mass and abscess. Patients can be operated on only in case of recurrence of appendicitis. US or CT PCD of appendiceal abscess presents the risk-factor for the development of recurrence of appendicitis. CT and colonoscopy within 4-6 weeks after completing the conservative treatment is recommended to be performed in all patients. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Cricket ball in the right heart: A case report of right atrial myxoma
ConclusionCardiac myxomas are the most frequent finding among primary cardiac tumors. Clinical manifestations depend on the involvement in valvular obstruction, distant arterial embolisms, or nonspecific, constitutional symptoms. Transoesophageal Echocardiography is the cornerstone for diagnosis of atrial myxoma. Cardiac myxomas should be managed with surgical resection. (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: November 2019Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 47Author(s): (Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery)
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research

Usefulness of serum Mac-2 binding protein glycosylation isomer in patients undergoing hepatectomy: A case controlled study
We examined M2BPGi in 115 patients with hepatic malignancies undergoing hepatectomy. Significance as an independent prognostic marker was determined with multivariate logistic regression analysis.ResultsThe mean serum M2BPGi level was 1.14±1.03 C.O.I. (range 0.2-5.79). M2BPGi in the chronic viral hepatitis group (1.42±1.25) was significantly higher than that in the other disease groups (p
Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: research