Pancreaticoduodenal Arcades As Salvage Route For Transarterial Embolization Of Life-Threatening Hepatic Hemorrhage In Patients With Severe Celiac Axis Stenosis: Case Series
Conclusion Endovascular management of massive hepatic hemorrhage in cases of inaccessibility to hepatic arteries through CA is a highly challenging situation in which the technical success depends on the operator experience, choice of the material and anatomical knowledge of hepatic arterial collateral supply. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Breast cancer cutaneous metastases mimicking Papilloma Cutis Lymphostatica. Biopsy to avoid pitfalls
Conclusion Our case reports the possibility that metastases of breast cancer might also mimic these conditions. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Is the menstrual cup harmless? A case report of an unusual cause of renal colic
Conclusion The menstrual cup is gaining acceptance among women and it is important for clinicians to be aware of this device and possible complications associated with its use. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Ingested Foreign Body Mimicking Acute Appendicitis
Conclusion In conclusion, there are several mimics of acute appendicitis and we present an unusual case of a foreign body mimicking this disorder in a young person. Highly sensitive imaging coupled with history and physical examination remains the standard of care for diagnosing appendicitis; however, clinical acumen must be utilized to formulate a broad differential. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Intramasseteric Schwanoma mimicking an isolated cheek mass: case report and review of literature
Conclusion Herby we describe a very rare localization of schwannoma arising from masseter muscle in a 30 year old man who presents with painless neck mass. This rare entity should be considered in the differential diagnosis in any patient presented with cheek mass. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Left adrenal ganglioneuroma: Report of a new case
Conclusion The histopathology examination showed areas of spindle cells and scattered mature ganglionic cells compatible with AGN. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The use of a NHS-PEG coated, collagen-based sealant in a patient undergoing Associating Liver Partition and Portal vein Ligation for Staged hepatectomy (ALPPS)
CONCLUSION Topic haemostatic agents to cover the transection surface during stage one of ALPPS could help to prevent adverse interstage events. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

An Interesting Case of Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor Presenting As Cholangiocarcinoma
Conclusion Biliary IBT is extremely rare and should be considered by all hepatobiliary surgeons dealing with the teens with cholangiocarcinoma, to avoid unnecessary major surgical resections. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Cholecystitis secondary to gallbladder torsion – A rare case report
Conclusion Gallbladder torsion is a rare finding that can be difficult to diagnose clinically, we are hoping to promote awareness to prevent complications associated with delayed therapy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Removal notice to “A “cough induced” pelvic fracture as the first sign of a malignant neoplasm” [IJSCR Volume 11 (2015) 75-77]
This article has been removed: please see Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal (https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal). This article has been removed at the request of the Authors. After publication the authors alerted the journal that the patient had not wanted the report published and that patient consent had not been granted. The article has therefore been removed. Elsevier apologises for any inconvenience caused. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - April 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Cervical Spine Fracture through a Cervical Disc Replacement
Conclusion The protective role of the CDR has not been previously demonstrated but may have played a role in this case. The authors believe the challenges encountered in the treatment of this patient provide valuable lessons in the management of complex cervical spine trauma in the setting of previous instrumentation. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Migration of Spinal Pedicle Screw with Aerodigestive Perforation and Subsequent Device Expectoration
Conclusion This case presents an rare occurrence of aerodigestive perforation of a spinal pedicle screw which was self-removed. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case of retroperitoneal desmoid-type fibromatosis that involved the unilateral ureter after gynaecologic surgery
Conclusion We experienced a case of retroperitoneal desmoid-type fibromatosis that involved a unilateral ureter after gynaecologic surgery. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Scapular osteochondroma with winging: A case report
Conclusion By reporting this rare case of a ventral-side scapular osteochondroma that presented with scapular winging, we aim to increase the awareness of the unusual manifestations of osteochondroma, particularly atypical sites, signs, and symptoms. Furthermore, we have described the surgical treatment of this case in detail to assist other surgeons who face similar cases. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Laparoscopic excision of a retroperitoneal completely isolated enteric duplication cyst in an adult male: A case report and review of literature
CONCLUSION A completely isolated duplication cyst is very rare but noteworthy because there is some possibility of malignancy, ulcerative bleeding, and perforation. A surgical resection is recommended for diagnostic treatment. Laparoscopic surgery is favorable for intraoperative inspection and it is minimally invasive. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Thoracoabdominal Approach for Gastrobronchial Fistula Repair Post Complicated Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Conclusion The need for further research and consensus is of utmost importance to guide future surgeons and to increase awareness among the medical community, due to its presentation under the facade of common symptoms. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Renal cell metastasis to the thyroid gland: an emerging phenomenon
Conclusion There is a need for further investigation into the underlying pathophysiology of this phenomenon and increased awareness from clinicians of its existence. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Jejuno-gastric Intussusception: A Case Report of Unusual Cause of Food Intolerance after Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass
Conclusion JGI is a rare of cause of abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting after RYGB. Early diagnosis is crucial, a thorough work up is needed to make diagnosis of JGI including EGD. Revision of GJ anastomosis is necessary to address this phenomenon. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Double cross finger flaps from the middle to the index or ring finger: a case series of 4 patients with an emphasis on donor finger morbidity
Conclusions Our paper introduces to the literature the technique of utilizing two cross finger flaps from the middle finger to reconstruct large dorsal or volar defects of the adjacent index or ring finger. The study shows that the technique is feasible and is easily executed. The results document an acceptable donor finger morbidity. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Spontaneous Common Bile Duct Perforation —a rare clinical entity
Conclusion Physicians and Surgeons should seek out this uncommon diagnosis in the patient with suspected Choledocholithiasis who suddenly become peritoneal on physical exam so that definitive care can be expedited. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Wandering Spleen with Horseshoe Kidney a rare occurrence
Conclusion Wandering spleen is a unique surgical entity moreover when appeared in congruence with horseshoe kidney. Its diagnosis should be made in prompt to prevent splenic infarction and to try to salvage with splenopexy especially in younger population. However in patient where splenic torsion with infarction has occurred, splenectomy would be the treatment of choice. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Intrapancereatic abscess due to arteriovenous malformation involving the entire pancreas: a case report and review of the literature.
Conclusion Early diagnosis and treatment of (P-AVM) is very important even in asymptomatic patients. Conservative treatment in complicated and big P-AVM appears ineffective as surgical resection. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Asymptomatic gastric diverticulum as incidental radiographic finding after surgery for strangulated inguinal hernia: Report of a case
CONCLUSION Resection via laparoscopic surgery is nowadays the method of choice for the treatment of gastric diverticula. Open surgery is still performed through a median laparotomy or a subcostal incision. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Intraabdominal actinomycosis resulting in a difficult to diagnose intraperitoneal mass: a case report
Conclusions We reported a case of intraabdominal actinomycosis that resulted in a difficult to diagnose intraperitoneal mass. When a large intraperitoneal mass is found, actinomycosis needs to be included as one of differential diagnoses. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Recurrent rapunzel syndrome – a rare tale of a hairy tail
Conclusion Although Rapunzel syndrome is an extremely rare disease, it should be considered when diagnosing young women, especially those with a history of trichophagia or trichotillomania. After the surgical removal of trichobezoars by laparotomy, long-term follow-up combined with psychiatric consultation is recommended to prevent recurrences. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term survival after pulmonary resections for multiple metastases from gastric cancer: A case report
Conclusions Our case suggests that even in cases involving multiple pulmonary metastases, pulmonary metastasectomy might be an effective therapeutic option that can improve survival. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 22, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case report of incidental ectopic pancreatic tissue during laparoscopic appendicectomy
Conclusion Although rare it is necessary to be aware that jejunal ectopic pancreas can lead to jejunojejunal intussusception. Although diagnostic tools are emerging, pre operative diagnosis is difficult and resection is the management of choice of the incidentally found lesion. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Curative resection of advanced esophageal cancer with metachronous stage IV breast cancer: a case report
Conclusion Curative resection could be considered for patients with esophageal cancer who have an additional cancer with distant metastasis when the prognosis of the additional cancer is not poor. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Cirrhosis Following Single Anastomosis Duodeno-ileal Switch: A Case Report
Conclusion Close laboratory monitoring is important after SADI-S in order to detect worsening hepatic dysfunction, which may occur many years after the surgery in the absence of other etiologies for liver failure. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The Potentiality of Laparoscopic Partial Liver Excisional Biopsy Using Analysis of the Liver Surface Based on Preoperative 3D Simulation Imaging: A case report
Conclusions Laparoscopic liver biopsy has been widely used because of its safety and accuracy. It enables accurate resection of tumors that are undetectable with CT and US by employing preoperative 3D imaging while maintaining the less-invasiveness. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Ingested razor blades within the appendix: A rare case report
Conclusion Ingested foreign body lodged in the appendix is a rare event. Once the exact location is confirmed, a simple laparoscopic appendicectomy can be performed to facilitate the removal. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A rare case report of Morgagni Hernia with Organo-Axial Gastric Volvulus and concomitant Para-esophageal hernia, repaired laparoscopically in a Septuagenarian
CONCLUSION This case report highlights the co-existence of Morgagni and Para-esophageal hernias and validates the feasibility of laparoscopic repair of both hernias simultaneously. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pancreatitis from Intra-Gastric Balloon Insertion: Case report and literature review
Conclusion Although the incidence of IGB-induced pancreatitis is still rare, this complication which must be highlighted as a potentially serious adverse outcome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

The successful salvage of a thrombosed pancreatic graft at the early postoperative period of a simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation
Conclusion Given the complexity and significance of PVGT, urgent and prompt treatment is necessary. Interpreting outcomes from our case and other small studies, it appears that endovascular pharmacomechanical thrombectomy can be a vital tool to salvage graft organs in those receiving SPK. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Lemierre ’s syndrome following perianal abscess: A case report
Conclusion LS is well known to specialists in the H&N region, but other disciplines like general surgery, urology, or obstetrics and gynaecology might also rarely encounter the disease. We present a case of LS complicating a perianal abscess that was successfully treated with good outcome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 17, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in a patient with situs inversus totalis: Case report, technical tips and review of the literature
Conclusion Situs Inversus Totalis is a rare congenital condition, but surgeons in general do encounter those patients throughout their career. This rare condition should not solely be an indication for an open approach as minimally invasive surgery, whether laparoscopic or robotic, is safe and should still be considered the standard of care approach. Bariatric surgery is one of the most technical intra-abdominal procedures mainly due to the patients’ body habitus, different instrumentations used, and the different anastomoses created. Gastric bypass and bariatric surgery in general can be safely performed on patients...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Clinical value of 11C-methionine positron emission tomography in persistent primary hyperparathyroidism − a case report with a mediastinal parathyroid adenoma
Conclusion Ectopic parathyroid glands should be suspected when positive sestaMIBI uptake is seen in the mediastinum and other types of imaging (e.g. contrast enhanced CT scan or PET-CT) may confirm the finding of an ectopic parathyroid adenoma. From the present case and previous studies we found 11C-MET-PET/CT valuable in difficult PHPT cases. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Spontaneous migration of thrombosed synthetic vascular graft to the duodenum after living-donor liver transplantation: A case-report
Conclusion We report a rare case of spontaneous migration of thrombosed synthetic vascular graft into the duodenum after LDLT. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Advantage of laparoscopic resection for pelvic Schwannoma: case report and review of the literature
Conclusion Despite it could not be proven yet, due to the rarity of this tumor, we agree with literature that laparoscopic removal of pelvic benign tumor may offer several advantages. The direct high-definition vision deeply into this narrow anatomical space, especially in obese patients, provides a detailed view that makes easier to isolate and spear the anatomical structures surrounding the tumor. Furthermore, the pneumoperitoneum may create the right plane of dissection, minimizing the risk of tumor rupture and bleeding. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Perforation of abdominal esophagus following nasogastric feeding tube intubation: A case report
Conclusion When NGT is inserted to such patients, frontal and lateral radiographic views or fluoroscopic guidance should be obtained. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Silastic band erosion in the bypassed stomach after fobi-pouch operation for obesity: case report
CONCLUSION Silastic marker erosion in the bypassed stomach is a rare but possible complication not reported in the literature before. Different approaches for this complication are possible including laparoscopic management, with excellent results. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Epidural angiolipoma: A rare cause of spinal cord compression
Conclusion We think that spinal cord compression caused by angiolipoma have very good functional prognosis, even if tardily diagnosed (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Hypertrophic spinal pachymeningitis associated with human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 infection and Sjogren ’s syndrome: a case report and brief literature review
Conclusion For the management of HSP associated with HTLV-1 and SS, we recommend surgical decompression with subsequent prolonged steroid therapy and prolonged close monitoring to achieve a good long-term outcome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Preoperative radiologic patent blue localization for intracorporeal laparoscopic resection of a terminal ileal submucosal lipoma: A case report
Conclusions There are many kinds of intervention methods to treat the small bowel lipoma. Our experience supports that laparoscopic surgery with radiologic localization assistance is feasible for terminal ileal nonintussusceptive submucosal lipoma resection. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A black adrenal adenoma with high FDG uptake on PET/CT scan in a patient with esophageal carcinoma: A case report
Conclusion Most adrenal lesions with high FDG uptake are malignant, but BAA is also positive on PET scan. Although rare, BAA should be considered in patients with solitary adrenal lesions with high uptake on PET scan, even in the presence of a malignancy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pancreas-sparing and superior mesenteric artery first approach in duodenal adenocarcinoma of the fourth portion of duodenum: A case report
Conclusion Artery-first approach of the SMA should be considered by surgeons in adenocarcinoma of the distal duodenum to identify any contra-indications to proceed further. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Obstructive jaundice as primary presentation of a stage IIE Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a decision making process between advanced lymphoma and locally advanced/metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Conclusion When a secondary pancreatic tumor is highly suspected pathologic confirmation is always needed before initiation of induction or palliative chemotherapy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Ductal Carcinoma in Situ of the breast in sclerosing adenosis encapsulated by a hamartoma: A case report
CONCLUSIONS When diagnosing a hamartoma, the presence of atypical findings on imaging studies, should suggest the possibility of malignancy. Although rare, a malignant tumor may be present inside the hamartoma. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Complete spontaneous necrosis of hepatocellular carcinoma accompanied by portal vein tumor thrombosis: A case report
Conclusions We present an extremely rare case of complete spontaneous necrosis of HCC with PVTT. When spontaneous necrosis is suspected, surgery should be considered because of the potential risk of residual viable cancer cells. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 8, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Synchronous gastric leiomyoma and intramuscular abdominal wall granular cell tumor with similar imaging features: A case report
Conclusion Laparoscopic-endoscopic cooperative surgery can be an effective minimally invasive approach to resect some lesions. This is first report of the patient with a synchronous gastric leiomyoma and an intramuscular granular cell tumor in the abdominal wall. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - March 7, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research