Hepatic portal venous gas associated with transcathete cardiac defibrillator implantation: A case report
Conclusion This case proves the usefulness of comprehensive management in treating HPVG. Prognosis of HPVG should consider the pathological changes contributing to HPVG. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Presentation of a Hemangioblastoma in cavernous sinus: An extremely rare case report
Conclusion It was recommended to perform a pre-operative brain angiography and selective embolization of these highly vascular lesions that it could result in subsequent complete surgical removal. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Idiopathic scrotal calcinosis – A case report
Conclusion The nature of idiopathic scrotal calcinosis is still unknown and it is up to debate whether the term “idiopathic” is appropriate for the condition. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Intrahepatic splenosis mimicking hepatic neoplasia
Conclusion Through this report, we emphasize the importance of considering intrahepatic splenosis as a remote possibility in patients with hepatic nodules who have a history of splenectomy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case report of anterior cruciate ligament and posterolateral corner reconstruction using tendon graft preserved in situ
Conclusion In case of absence of graft and bone bank, tendon graft was in situ and found intact and ready to be used after seven days. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Raoultella Planticola associated necrotizing appendicitis: A novel case report
Conclusion Although infection with R. planticola is typically benign when treated appropriately, this pathogen has homology with Klebsiella species, and has the potential to acquire antimicrobial resistance. The case presented here suggests that R. planticola should be considered as a potential source of bacteremia in inflammatory/infectious gastrointestinal tract diseases even in the absence of typical risk factors. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Spontaneous mesenteric hematoma of the sigmoid colon associated with rivaroxaban: A case report
Conclusion It is important to keep in mind that mesenteric hematoma is one of the critical complications in patients taking rivaroxaban. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Nodular fasciitis mimicking a soft tissue sarcoma – A case report
Conclusion Owing to the size, location and findings of the Magnetic Resonance Angiogram we initially suspected a Soft Tissue Sarcoma, but to our surprise, on further investigation the mass was revealed to be Nodular Fasciitis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case of separation surgery with drainage tube-less (DRESS) esophagostomy for advanced cancer with a respiratory fistula
Conclusion Separation surgery with a DRESS esophagostomy for an ERF is a promising method to improve patient quality of life that is less invasive, controls inflammation, and facilitates subsequent definitive CRT. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Paracecal hernia with intestinal ischemia treated with laparoscopic assisted surgery
We describe a case of an incarcerated paracecal hernia with resultant ischemic bowel that was successfully treated with laparoscopic-assisted surgery. A 54-year-old man who had not undergone any surgery previously presented to our hospital with abdominal pain and vomiting. An abdominal computed tomographic scan showed evidence of an intestinal obstruction at a paracecal site. An emergency laparoscopic surgery demonstrated incarceration of a loop of the small bowel in the paracecal fossa. We removed the incarcerated small bowel from the paracecal fossa, noted that the tissue was necrotic, and resected this segment of bowel ...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A rare case report of a typical variant ossifying fibromyxoid tumor (OFMT), located in the retroauricular perimastoid region
Conclusions Considering the extreme rarity of this “enigmatic” tumor which displays an uncertain line of differentiation, renders the differential diagnosis a true challenge. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Primary splenic malignant lymphoma mimicking metastasis of rectosigmoid cancer: A case report
Conclusion Primary splenic malignant lymphoma should be included among the differential diagnoses of splenic tumors in patients with colorectal cancer with multiple metastases. Curative resection might be a therapeutic option for the treatment of primary splenic malignant lymphoma. Laparoscopy-assisted splenectomy is a useful strategy for reducing surgical invasiveness. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Amyand ’s hernia with acute gangrenous appendicitis and cecal perforation: A case report and review of the literature
Conclusion There is a paucity of reports describing simultaneous appendicitis and cecal perforation within an Amyand's hernia. In our case, ileocecectomy and Bassini hernia repair with close follow-up led to a favorable outcome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pancreatic cancer presenting as colonic disease. A rare case report
Conclusion Although rare, a sigmoid tumor in a patient with known pancreatic adenocarcinoma must raise the suspicion of metastasis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Obturator internus muscle abscess caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an adult: A case report
Conclusion In conclusion, we report the first case of OIM abscess in an adult caused by MRSA. Surgical drainage, debridement, and systemic antibiotic treatment were administered, resulting in a successful outcome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Karakousis ’s abdominoinguinal approach for the treatment of a primary retroperitoneal parasitic leiomyoma with inguinal extension. A case report
Conclusions PRPL is a rare extrauterine entity probably derived from remnant embryogenic cells. The absence of clinical guidelines recommend an individualized treatment of these patients. Karakousis’s abdominoinguinal approach should be present in any surgeon’s armamentarium as the resectability-rate of tumors of the lower quadrant of the abdomen increases up to 95%. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A siphon-like retrogastric transverse colon: a case report
Discussion & conclusion These rare cases of intestinal interpositions are very often difficult to diagnose, as symptoms are misleading. In case of diagnosis adequate surgical treatment strategies should be considered. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Jejunogastric intussusception after distal gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y reconstruction: A case report
CONCLUSION Jejunogastric intussusceptions after distal gastrectomy is a rare complication; however, when it occurs, early diagnosis and appropriate management are necessary. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Intersphincteric proctectomy for rectal mucocele in a Crohn ’s patient with anal stenosis. A case report and review of literature.
We present here the utility of an intersphincteric proctectomy for treatment of a rectal mucocele in a 47 year old male Crohn’s patient resulting in negligible post-operative or long-term morbidities. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management of Extensive Surgical Emphysema with Subcutaneous Drain: A Case Report
CONCLUSION In the absence of a comparative study to identify the most effective method to manage extensive subcutaneous emphysema, this case highlights an effective, simple and safe management option. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Solid Pancreatic Pseudopapillary Tumor managed laparoscopically: a case report and Review of the Literature
Conclusion Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm shows histological characteristic solid and pseudopapillary proliferation. Immunohistochemistry detects, among the causes of tumor development, a correlation between the Beta-catenin mutations, alteration of the E-cadherin. In the most cases, therapy is surgical treatment with laparoscopic. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

An unusual finding of schwannoma in the columellar area —a case report
Conclusion Nasal schwannomas are rare in the sinonasal tract, however they need to be considered part of the differential diagnosis for nasal masses. The treatment of choice for these lesions is surgical excision. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A unique case of total metastatic lobular breast carcinoma, originating from diffused microcalcifications, presented in a postmenopausal woman, without clinical manifestations
CONCLUSION Our case is a very rare condition. No ‘similar’ case have been described in the literature so far. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 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 - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Two-Stage Resection of a Bilateral Pheochromocytoma and Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor in a Patient with von Hippel-Lindau Disease: A Case Report
Conclusion A two-staged resection is a safe and effective treatment option for bilateral pheochromocytoma and PNET associated with vHL disease. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A unique case of accessory/double nail of middle finger
Conclusion Accessory nail of finger should be removed surgically due to pain and discomfort or cosmetic reasons and histopathology should be done afterwards. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Delayed Diagnosis of Post-Surgical Pyoderma Gangrenosum: A Multicenter Case Series and Review of Literature
CONCLUSION Post-surgical pyoderma gangrenosum (PSPG) can mimic ulcerative disorders including bacterial infection. The diagnosis should be suspected in post-operative wounds with negative bacterial cultures which progress despite broad-spectrum antibiotics and surgical debridement. Recognizing the clinical features of PSPG is fundamental to prevent severe destruction and deformity. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Rare Case of Fusiform Celiac Artery Aneurysm after Penetrating Trauma
CONCLUSION Posttraumatic visceral artery aneurysms are rare with an incidence of 0.01 to 0.2%, however they have a potential for high mortality if undiagnosed or untreated. An aggressive operative approach can lead to favorable outcomes. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Recurrent benign leiomyomas after total abdominal hysterectomy. Rich or poor estrogenic environment may lead to their recurrence?
CONCLUSION Our case supports the recurrent appearance of leiomyomas in pelvis after total abdominal hysterectomy and is one of few reports in literature where the tumors appear in the same patient both in estrogen rich and estrogen poor environment. Additionally, we show the importance of transvaginal ultrasonography and 3 dimensional power Doppler in the differential diagnosis of pelvic masses. Thus, transvaginal ultrasonography seems to be a pivotal tool for the diagnosis and follow up of these challenging lesions. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Combined laparoscopic abdomino-endoscopic perineal total mesorectal excision for anorectal malignant melanoma: A case report
Conclusion To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of combined laparoscopic abdomino-endoscopic perineal total mesorectal excision for anorectal malignant melanoma. Our experience showed safety and feasible option for anorectal malignant diseases. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Evolution of a rare ECG pattern in an aggressive case of neonatal tuberous sclerosis complex
Conclusion Considering the fact that rhabdomyomas often show spontaneous regression, close follow-up is sufficient in hemodynamically stable cases. Destruction of the conduction system, with arrhythmias as consequence, can be the presenting feature of diffuse rhabdomyomatosis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Acute Epiploic Appendigitis: Diagnostic and Laparoscopic Approach
Conclusion Radiological imaging like enhanced CT scan of the abdomen has an important role in differentiating acute epiploic appendigitis from other acute abdominal conditions along with the proper physical examination, thus promoting conservative management and avoiding surgery. However, failure of conservative management might lead to the surgical intervention. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Bowel perforation by lumbar-peritoneal (LP) shunt: A rare complication of neurosurgery
Conclusion Clinical suspicion of abdominal complications by the LP should be raised when patient with hydrocephalus develops acute abdominal symptoms or infection with unusual positive CSF cultures. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case report on the successful perioperative management of hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma in a patient with von Willebrand disease
CONCLUSION This report describes a rare case of a successful perioperative management of hepatectomy in a patient with VWD. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Successful laparoscopic partial gastrectomy and spleen-preserving distal pancreatectomy for gastric duplication cyst connecting with the pancreatic tail
CONCLUSION We experienced a case of GDC continuous to both stomach and pancreatic tail. Laparoscopic surgery is safety and useful even if GDC is continuous with both the stomach and the pancreas. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Splenic Torsion, a Challenging Diagnosis: Case Report and Review of Literature
Conclusion Splenic torsion is a rare but important differential diagnosis in patients presenting with acute abdomen. Diagnosis should be made promptly before development of life-threatening complications. Surgery is often necessary and splenopexy or splenectomy can be done. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - February 26, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Case report of an uncommon case of drain-site hernia after colorectal surgery
Conclusions waiting for further studies, the lesson to be learnt from this case report is that, even if the free space after drain positioning is minimal, drain should not be positioned through the 10 mm trocar to allow the closure of fascial defect in order to avoid any herniation. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - January 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

“Karakousis’s Abdominoinguinal approach for the treatment of a primary retroperitoneal parasitic leiomyoma with inguinal extension. A case report”
Conclusions PRPL is a rare extrauterine entity probably derived from remnant embryogenic cells. The absence of clinical guidelines recommend an individualized treatment of these patients. Karakousis’s abdominoinguinal approach should be present in any surgeon's armamentarium as the resectability-rate of tumors of the lower quadrant of the abdomen increases up to 95%. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - January 10, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Autonomously hyperfunctioning cystic nodule harbouring thyroid carcinoma – Case report and literature review
CONCLUSION Although rare, thyroid cancer is not definitively excluded in hyperthyroid patients and it should always be considered as differential diagnosis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - January 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Sharp Liver Excision under Hepatic Vascular Exclusion in Case of Liver Transplant for Large Polycystic Disease. Case Report of a New Surgical Technique
Conclusion The giant polycystic liver could safely be explanted only using sharp transection hepatectomy under hepatic vascular exclusion. There is significant difference between blood loss in patients treated with or without hepatic vascular exclusion. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - January 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Curative distal pancreatectomy in patients with acinar cell carcinoma of pancreas diagnosed by endoscopic aspiration via esophago-jejunostomy: A successful case report
Conclusion Curative pancreatectomy was possible in a case of acinar cell carcinoma, a rare pancreatic malignancy, which was diagnosed by preoperative endoscopic FNA diagnosis via esophago-jejunostomy after previous total gastrectomy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - January 9, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Management of traumatic blunt IVC injury” [Int. J. Surg. Case Rep. 28 (2016) 26–30]
Publication date: 2018 Source:International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Volume 42 Author(s): Ali Cheaito, Areti Tillou, Catherine Lewis, Henry Cryer (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 22, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Ciliated cyst of the gallbladder: A new case and literature review
Conclusion The recommended current treatment for this rare pathology is surgery and it consists of a celioscopic cholecystectomie. The place of conservatory treatment hasn't been established due to the rarity of described case and the possibility of degeneration. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Bowel obstruction in obturator hernia: A challenging diagnosis
Conclusion Obturator hernia is a rare type of hernia due to his diagnosis, which is often unclear; a prompt suspect based for the non-specific symptoms is crucial for the diagnosis. Surgical management depends on early diagnosis and it is the only possible treatment for this pathology. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 21, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Discordant correlation of breast adenoid cystic carcinoma on imaging and pathology: A case report and literature review on surgical management
Conclusion ACC can be extensively infiltrative and present much larger than its radiological size, as reported in our case. Use of better imaging modalities judiciously, in these cases, are needed to more accurately predict the true pathological size of ACC to prevent inadequate surgery. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical case series of multiple aneurysms: A single-centre experience of 16 years
Conclusions Surgery always remains a definitive treatment and, considering intrinsic lesional features and patient’s characteristics, it offers good results for intracranial multiple aneurysms. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 19, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endovascular treatment of renal arterial perforation after blunt trauma: Case report
Conclusion Endovascular management of a traumatic renal arterial injury is the best approach to preserve renal function in hemodynamically stable patients who cannot tolerate laparotomy, due to risks associated with general anesthesia, and who can tolerate anticoagulation therapy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case of gastric glomus tumor resection using laparoscopy endoscopy cooperative surgery (LECS)
Conclusion Glomus tumors are rare submucosal tumors of the stomach, and they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of gastric submucosal tumors. LECS could be a less invasive and effective method for treatment of gastric glomus tumor. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 17, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management of radiation induced, bilateral Primary THA loosening with an aseptic Paprosky Type IIB acetabular defect and a contralateral septic Type IIIB acetabular defect: A Case report and Review of Literature
Conclusion A meticulous treatment protocol with contemporary implant technology and staged bilateral stepwise management can lead to satisfactory clinical outcomes.This case report highlights on such specific nuances and principles. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Isolated Medial Plantar Neuropathy Caused by a Large Ganglion Cyst diagnosed with MRI: A case report
CONCLUSION We suggest that foot imaging and electrophysiological studies should be considered for patients with isolated median plantar neuropathy to exclude the presence of space-occupying lesions, especially when conservative treatment is not effective. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - December 16, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: research