Melanotic Neuroectodermal Tumour of Infancy: A Report of Two Cases
ConclusionOwing to its locally aggressive nature and high recurrence rate, prompt diagnosis and surgical intervention is advised in cases of MNTI. Further understanding of this tumour is needed on a microscopic level in order to determine clear prognostic factors. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Management of malignancy-associated bowel obstruction by cervical esophagostomy and total parenteral nutrition, case series of 2 patients
ConclusionsLong-term management of malignancy-associated bowel obstruction is possible with improvement in quality of life using a combination of TPN and a cervical esophagostomy tube. In these two cases the cervical esophagostomy tube was placed with limited adverse events, and adequate drainage of intestinal secretions long-term. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Colonic metastasis from infiltrating ductal breast carcinoma in a male patient: a case report
CONCLUSIONAlthough colonic metastases from a primary breast ductal carcinoma are rare, a low level of suspicion must be maintained in a patient with such a history presenting with abdominal symptoms. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 16, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Contralateral lymph node metastasis in a woman with new primary breast cancer: systemic desease or locoregional diffusion?
Conclusion: Along with that, we want to support the theory that CAMs should be treated with curative intent rather than as a stage IV disease, as we believe that CAMs are due to a locoregional extension of the disease. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 15, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Combined Puestow and choledocoduodenostomy for concomitant large pancreatic duct and primary choledochal stones: A case series
ConclusionThe incidence of multiple pancreatic duct stones and large choledochal stones is infrequent. Surgical treatment with combined longitudinal pancreatojejunostomy Roux-en-Y and Choledoco-duodenostomy is safe and effective to resolve jaundice and recurrent pain caused by chronic pancreatitis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case of intrasplenic displacement of an endoscopic double-pigtail stent as a treatment for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy leak
CONCLUSIONWe underline the need for a close radiologic follow-up, regardless of clinical conditions, in all patients treated with double-pigtail drain and its early removal in case of migration. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Appendiceal neurofibroma with low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm in neurofibromatosis type 1 patient: A case report
ConclusionsAppendiceal neurofibromas are often preoperatively diagnosed as appendicitis. Appendiceal neurofibromas should be considered in patients with NF1 who are suspected of having appendicitis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

‘Nasal Flossing’: A Case Report of Nasopharyngeal Stenosis due to Severe Erosive Lichen Planus and a Novel Therapeutic Intervention
ConclusionsSevere erosive oral lichen planus can lead to nasopharyngeal stenosis. Nasopharyngeal stenosis in these patients may be refractive to conventional surgical approaches. ‘Nasal flossing’ is demonstrated to be both practical and acceptable as a surgical adjunct in these difficult to treat cases of recurrent nasopharyngeal stenosis. This report has relevance for all those practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery, ear nose and throat surgery and oral medicine. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Concurrent primary repair of obturator nerve transection during pelvic lymphadenectomy procedure via laparoscopical approach
ConclusionImmediate laparoscopic repair is possible in full-thickness injury of obturator nerve, occurred in a gynecological surgery and results with rapid and complete neurological recovery. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Neoplasm of a supernumerary undescended testis: a case report and review of the literature
ConclusionDifferent factors come into account for polyorchidsm management: the drainage system, the fertile potential of the supernumerary gonad, and its localization. In cases of uncomplicated polyorchidism, a conservative treatment, with US or MRI follow-up seems to be a rational choice without surgical complications. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Case Report: Feasibility of A Near Infrared Ray Vision System (Photo Dynamic Eye®) for the Postoperative Ischemic Complication of Gallbladder Carcinoma
ConclusionsAuthentic indocyanine green near-infrared imaging was feasible for the estimation of the blood flow to the postoperative ischemic biliary complication. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Computer Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty for osteoarthritis to Secondary to Congenital Dislocation of the Patella: a case report
CONCLUSIONTKA is a useful procedure for osteoarthritis of the knee in association with CPD. In hard case of osteoarthritis with CPD, computer assisted navigation is a useful tool for the TKA. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case report of epiploic appendagitis as a mimic of acute cholecystitis
CONCLUSIONA diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis should remain on the list of differential diagnosis for acute abdominal pain. A delay in diagnosis can lead to unnecessary hospital stay, antibiotic treatment and surgical intervention. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Usefulness of intraoperative neuromonitoring for preservation of an extralaryngeal bifurcation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve: a case report
ConclusionThe findings from this case suggest that an extralaryngeal bifurcation of the recurrent laryngeal nerve can be identified and safely preserved by intraoperative neuromonitoring. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 14, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Parastomal Stomach Herniation Complicated by Gastric Outlet Obstruction: A Case Report and Literature Review
ConclusionFor gastric outlet obstruction caused by parastomal herniation, surgeons should consider non-operative management with nasogastric decompression when the patient in question is frail and a poor surgical candidate. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 12, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Perivascular Epithelioid Cell Tumor Outgrowth From the Liver
ConclusionA longer follow-up is required for patients with hepatic PEComa because the nature of the disease is not entirely clear. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A surgical case of aortic stenosis with recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding: Heyde syndrome
ConclusionThe differential diagnosis of patients with recurrent GI bleeding with concurrent systolic murmur should include Heyde syndrome. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Gastric Schwannoma: Report of two cases and review of the literature
ConclusionGastric schwannomas are usually presented us submucosal mass. Preoperative diagnosis is challenging due to the difficulty of differentiation from other submucosal tumors. Endoscopic Esophagogastroduodenoscopy with biopsy and endoscopic ultrasound is essential to determine the nature of these lesions. Resection of the lesion in healthy borders is the treatment of choice. Patho-logical examination usually revealed positive S-100 protein and negative CD34, CD117, Actin and desmin strains. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Malignant masquerade sclerosing mesenteritis: A case report and review
Publication date: Available online 3 November 2018Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Adithya G K, Satya Prakash Jindal, Varun Madaan, Rigved Gupta, Vivek Tandon, Deepak GovilAbstractMesenteric panniculitis (MP), also known as sclerosing mesenteritis (SM), retractile mesenteritis or mesenteric lipodystrophy, is a rarely diagnosed inflammatory condition of unknown etiology that involves the mesenteric adipose tissue. We are presenting a case of sclerosing mesenteritis which presented us with features suggestive of malignant lesion and turned out to be benign one. An elderly gentleman of 68&thinsp...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 4, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Pneumatosis Intestinalis A trap for the unwary: Case Series and Literature Review
ConclusionPI is a condition that may manifest with a wide range of symptoms from mild abdominal pain to acute peritonitis. Its treatment is generally medical and even with radiological evidence of perforation laparotomy may not be indicated if the patient is clinically well. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Correction of Severe Valgus Deformity of Knee Osteoarthritis with Non-Constrained Total Knee Arthroplasty Implant: A Case Report
CONCLUSIONThree months after the surgery, the patient achieved stable and painless knee with 10–90° of flexion and complete correction of her valgus deformity. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Mediastinal mature teratoma perforating the right lung that was successfully resected with complete thoracoscopic surgery: A case report
CONCLUSION: We report a rare case of an asymptomatic perforating mediastinal mature teratoma that was successfully treated with complete thoracoscopic surgery. Although infection, inflammatory adhesion, large tumour size, and the need for radical cure are concerns, complete thoracoscopic surgery might be helpful. In cases of few or no symptoms, thoracoscopic surgery is worth challenging. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A case report of a rare and challenging gangrenous splenic flexure volvulus in a pregnant patient
ConclusionSplenic flexure volvulus is a rare occurrence. This case report of a young pregnant woman presenting with a large bowel obstruction due to splenic flexure volvulus highlights the importance of considering and investigating for this diagnosis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Laparoscopic treatment of large bowel obstruction due to a self-locating peritoneal dialysis catheter
ConclusionThe weight added to the tip of self-locating catheters is a matter of concern, since intimate contact between the peritoneal catheter and the intestinal wall can result in perforation or intestinal occlusion. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Zancolli procedure and nerve repair with sural graft as a treatment for patient with claw hand due to complete rupture of ulnar and median nerve: a case report
ConclusionZancolli procedure along with nerve repair with sural graft as a treatment of claw hand due to complete rupture of ulnar and median nerve is one of feasible treatment options to correct claw hand deformity with such combined palsy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Case Report: Osteitis/Osteomyelitis Pubis Simulating Acute Appendicitis
Publication date: Available online 2 November 2018Source: International Journal of Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): James G. GlasserAbstractThere is a continuum between Athletic (Sports) Hernia, Osteitis Pubis, and Osteomyelitis Pubis. The pubis is the site of attachment of many “core” muscles. A lay term used to describe a hernia is “rupture”. Athletic hernia denotes a tear. Chronic musculotendinous strain may cause inflammation (osteitis pubis). An inflammatory focus may become a nidus for infection (osteomyelitis pubis). The symptoms caused by these three entities blur one with the other and with t...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Endometriosis of the Appendix Presenting as Acute Appendicitis with Unusual Appearance
ConclusionGiven the potential for endometrial appendicitis, we propose appendectomy in reproductive age female patients with right lower quadrant pain, regardless of appendix appearance on laparoscopy. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 3, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Laparoscopic hysterosacropexy in case of total uterus prolapse – case report
ConclusionLaparoscopic sacrohysteropexy seems to be a good alternative in the treatment of uterus prolapse. It can also be viewed as a possible alternative for apical defect POP Q III or IV. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Liver perivascular epithelioid cell tumor in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus
ConclusionThis is the first case of coexistence of liver pecoma and SLE. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Unusual complication of seroma after ventral hernia mesh repair: digestive perforation by tacks. A case report
We report the case of a patient who underwent a laparoscopic mesh repair for incisional hernia. He developed an infected bulky seroma for which he had to undergo medical treatment and percutanous drainage in order to avoid the mesh removal. The evolution seemed to be favorable until the occurrence of an unusual and unexpected complication: a digestive fistula of the small bowel in the seroma cavity via a tack adhering to the intestines.The possibility of digestive lesions by a tack is reported by some cases reports. It seems most often to be related to a technical problem. In our case, this adhesion seems to be secondary t...
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Undiagnosed impacted knife blade from a penetrative orbital injury: a case report
CONCLUSIONRadiographs are a crucial element for early diagnosis and proper management of foreign body injuries. Rapid postoperative recovery can be achieved with simple safe surgical retrieval maneuvers. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Case Report of Villar’s nodule in a woman without surgical history
ConclusionThe characteristics of the umbilical tumor, associated with the cyclical nature of tumor bleeding in a patient without previous history of endometriosis, strongly suggest the diagnosis of Villar's nodule, but the confirmation is still histological. The treatment is always surgical and recurrence is very rare. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Case report of surgical treatment of scoliosis caused by neurofibroma located posterior mediastinum
ConclusionsWe safely performed a two-stage procedure involving the extirpation of a neurofibroma in the lateral position, and posterior spinal fusion with segmental spinal instrumentation for scoliosis in the prone position. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

A Tourniquet-less Technique Using Saline Epinephrine Irrigation System in an Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction in Patient with History of Popliteal Artery Ligation
ConclusionACL reconstruction in patient with popliteal artery ligation is challenging. A tourniquet-less technique using a cold saline and epinephrine solution can be successfully done for pressure controlled into the knee to preserve the collateral arteries flow to the distal limb while still permitting acceptable visual in operative field with good outcome after the surgery.Graphical abstract (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Case report: presentation of pleomorphic liposarcoma arising in a borderlİne phyllodes tumor
ConclusionThe presence of a malignant heterologous component places the tumour into the malignant category regardless of other histological features (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Dorsal-approach open reduction for irreducible dislocation of the hallux interphalangeal joint: a case series
ConclusionWe experienced two cases of irreducible dislocation of the hallux IP joint. One of our cases was reclassified from Miki type 2 to type 1, but we did not overlook the failed closed reduction, as we performed CT. Hence, we recommend additional lateral-view X-rays and/or CT imaging. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Multiple spontaneous small bowel perforations due to clozapine- Case report
CONCLUSIONThe cause was attributed to clozapine as the other etiologies were excluded. The clozapine’s reintroduction is controversial. In this case the clozapine dose was reduced successfully. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Self-expanding metal stent restenosis in obstructive colon diverticulitis mimicking colon cancer: A case report
ConclusionFor colon stenosis suspected of malignant disease, it was thought that resection by inserting SEMS should be taken into consideration even for benign disease as a result. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Posterior Bi-Parietal Decompressive Craniectomy in Refractory Intracranial Hypertension Secondary to Civilian Gunshot Wound. Case Report and Review of Literature
ConclusionsIn selected cases a posterior bi-parietal craniectomy can be performed in a safe way with acceptable results to treat refractory Intracranial hypertension. We propose that this neurosurgical technique can be used in patients with posterior focal injuries. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Gallbladder Agenesis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
ConclusionIf the shrunken gallbladder is detected on the ultrasound, additional radiological examinations are required. MRCP is considered as a test of choice among the radiological investigations. If gallbladder agenesis is identified on laparoscopy, there is no need for further conversion. For postoperative follow up examination MRCP investigation is recommended. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of a Surgical Defect in the Popliteal Fossa: A Case Report
ConclusionUtilizing a random pattern bilobed flap with an undersized secondary lobe is an excellent alternative for the repair of moderate sized popliteal fossa defects. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Hepatectomy in a case of hepatocellular carcinoma with constitutional indocyanine green excretory defect
ConclusionsConstitutional ICG excretory defect is an extremely rare disorder. At present, the indications for surgery for this condition should be comprehensively considered. Findings of liver function tests, such as a general liver function test and GSA liver scintigraphy, are important for treating this disorder. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Impacted ureteric stone causing iliofemoral vein thrombosis: the first reported case
CONCLUSIONIsolated unilateral iliofemoral DVT may raise the suspicion of pelvic pathology including ureteric stone. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Porocarcinoma: A case reports
CONCLUSIONAlthough a rare cutaneous tumor, EPC has to be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of malignant skin lesions because of its possible loco-regional aggressiveness and related morbidity. Among the available treatment options, surgical excision is considered the standard approach whereas the role of SNLB is controversial although the Authors discuss a possible usefulness for staging and diagnosis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Isolated roux loop pancreaticojejunostomy versus conventional pancreaticojejunostomy after pancreaticoduodenectomy: a case -control study
ConclusionsThe use of IPJ is associated with decrease in the rate of postoperative PF in patients undergoing PD. In addition, patients with IPJ reconstruction have lesser need for re-laparotomy and early resumption of oral feeding. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Early diagnosis of femoral neck stress fractures may decrease incidence of bilateral progression and surgical interventions: A case report and literature review
CONCLUSIONThis case report documents an uncommon fracture pattern in the elderly population. With an aging population, it is pertinent to avoid missed opportunities for prompt diagnosis and implementation of noninvasive methods of treatment. Therefore, paying attention to the risk factors with a high index of suspicion would be ideal. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - November 1, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - October 31, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Extrapelvic endometriosis in abdominal wall scar and PPAR gamma expression: A case report
Conclusion: PPAR expressivity assessment has not been used as a target for endometriosis therapy. Further studies separating epithelial tissue and stroma can be performed to prove the role of PPARγ in the pathogenesis of endometriosis. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Case Report of Squamous Cell Cancer Arising in Perineal Epidermal Inclusion Cyst, Presenting as Rapidly Enlarging and Cavitating lesion
CONCLUSIONThe cavitating, atypical appearance of lesion complicated diagnosis. Location required pre-treatment coordination and deliberation between dermatology, urology, general surgery, and plastic surgery. Malignant degeneration of inclusion cysts, although rare, has to be kept in mind, especially when presenting with rapid growth, and persistence in ruling out malignant diagnosis is fundamental. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research

Angiographic Embolization Followed by Piecemeal Resection of Giant Posterior Mediastinal Schwannoma: Case Report and Concise Review
CONCLUSIONLarge posterior mediastinal schwannomas require posterolateral thoracotomy and resection. Preoperative angiography helps identify arteries shared by the tumor and the spinal cord, and embolization may reduce tumor vascularity and operative blood loss thereby permitting safer resection. (Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports)
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - October 30, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: research