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BMC Surgery

Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Jamshid Badr, Mansour Jannati
BACKGROUND: Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the congenital cardiac abnormality which occurs during embryonic time. Although surgical correction, especially early operation, is the best way to treat patients, still contributing factors in morbidity and mortality is controversial. The objective of this study is to investigate potential factors which might be correlated with post-operative outcomes of TOF. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 349 monitored patients with TOF correction were selected...
March 15, 2018: BMC Surgery
Costansia Bureta, Hiroyuki Tominaga, Takuya Yamamoto, Takao Setoguchi, Hideki Kawamura, Satoshi Nagano, Ichiro Kawamura, Masahiko Abematsu, Hironori Kakoi, Yasuhiro Ishidou, Setsuro Komiya
BACKGROUND: Here we report a rare case of lumbar spine epidural abscess and facet joint septic arthritis caused by Streptococcus agalactiae, which had spread to the iliopsoas muscles, leading to urine retention. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old woman with low back pain experienced a sudden onset of bilateral lower limb weakness, it was followed 14 days later by urine retention. At consultation, magnetic resonance imaging and identification of serum β-hemolytic streptococci provided a diagnosis of Streptococcus agalactiae infection...
March 13, 2018: BMC Surgery
Shinichiro Kobayashi, Kengo Kanetaka, Yasuhiro Nagata, Masahiko Nakayama, Ryo Matsumoto, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Susumu Eguchi
BACKGROUND: Regardless of developments in thoracoscopic esophagectomy (TE), postoperative complications relative to gastric conduit reconstruction are common after esophagectomy. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the predictive factors of major complications related to gastric conduit after TE. METHODS: From 2006 to 2015, 75 patients with esophageal cancer who underwent TE were evaluated to explore the predictive factors of major postoperative complications related to gastric conduit...
March 6, 2018: BMC Surgery
René Fahrner, Falk Rauchfuss, Hubert Scheuerlein, Utz Settmacher
BACKGROUND: There are numerous causes of hepatic gas formation that range from serious pathologies to incidental findings, including mesenteric infarction, liver abscess, inflammatory bowel disease or minimally invasive hepatic interventions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 50-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency room after a car accident. The clinical examination and further diagnostics revealed a craniocerebral injury with a fracture of the skull, concomitant soft tissue lesions and subarachnoidal bleeding...
March 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
Stefan Fritz, Katharina Feilhauer, André Schaudt, Hansjörg Killguss, Eduard Esianu, René Hennig, Jörg Köninger
BACKGROUND: Pylorotomy and pyloroplasty in thoracoabdominal esophagectomy are routinely performed in many high-volume centers to prevent delayed gastric emptying (DGE) due to truncal vagotomy. Currently, controversy remains regarding the need for these practices. The present study aimed to determine the value and role of pyloric drainage procedures in esophagectomy with gastric replacement. METHODS: A retrospective review of prospectively collected data was performed for all consecutive patients who underwent thoracoabdominal resection of the esophagus between January 2009 and December 2016 at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart, Germany...
March 1, 2018: BMC Surgery
Takashi Higuchi, Norio Yamamoto, Katsuhiro Hayashi, Akihiko Takeuchi, Kensaku Abe, Yuta Taniguchi, Yoshihiro Araki, Kaoru Tada, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya
BACKGROUND: The wrist joint is an extremely rare site for osteosarcoma. Joint structure preservation to maintain good limb function is well described in case of knee osteosarcoma, whereas it is not described in case of wrist joint osteosarcoma. In this report, we present the first case of joint preservation surgery to treat distal radius osteosarcoma using a tumor bearing autograft treated with liquid nitrogen. CASE PRESENTATION: A 46-year-old male presented with swelling and pain in the right wrist and was diagnosed with conventional osteosarcoma of the distal radius...
March 1, 2018: BMC Surgery
Kayoko Katayama, Akio Higuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Atsuko Ikeda, Shinya Kikuchi, Manabu Shiozawa
BACKGROUND: For early detection of cancer, we have previously developed the AminoIndex Cancer Screening (AICS) system, which quantifies 6 plasma-free amino acids (PFAAs) in blood samples. Herein, we examined the usefulness of the AICS in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) by comparing the preoperative and postoperative PFAA profiles. METHODS: Our study cohort consisted of 62 patients who had undergone curative resection for CRC at our cancer center, with no recurrence at the time of the study...
February 21, 2018: BMC Surgery
Huan Tao, Qian Li, Qin Zhou, Jie Chen, Bo Fu, Jing Wang, Wenzhe Qin, Jianglong Hou, Jin Chen, Li Dong
BACKGROUND: It's difficult but urgent to achieve the individualized rational medication of the warfarin, we aim to predict the individualized warfarin stable dose though the artificial intelligent Adaptive neural-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). METHODS: Our retrospective analysis based on a clinical database, involving 21,863 patients from 15 Chinese provinces who receive oral warfarin after the heart valve replacement. They were allocated into four groups: the external validation group (A group), the internal validation group (B group), training group (C group) and stratified training group (D group)...
February 15, 2018: BMC Surgery
Peipei Xu, Xiaotian Xia, Meifang Li, Minggao Guo, Zhili Yang
BACKGROUND: Parathyroid cysts are relatively uncommon lesions and are often misdiagnosed. We evaluate our experience in the diagnosis of and therapy to correct parathyroid cystic lesions. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a series of 32 patients with parathyroid cysts who were admitted to our department between July 2011 and November 2016. Clinical pathological features of the patients, including age, gender, location, size, ultrasonography, histopathology, surgery, and follow-up, were analyzed...
February 6, 2018: BMC Surgery
Pishtiwan H S Kalmet, Guido Meys, Yvette Y V Horn, Silvia M A A Evers, Henk A M Seelen, Paul Hustinx, Heinrich Janzing, Alexander Vd Veen, Coen Jaspars, Jan Bernard Sintenie, Taco J Blokhuis, Martijn Poeze, Peter R G Brink
BACKGROUND: The standard aftercare treatment in surgically treated trauma patients with fractures around or in a joint, known as (peri)- or intra-articular fractures of the lower extremities, is either non-weight bearing or partial weight bearing. We have developed an early permissive weight bearing post-surgery rehabilitation protocol in surgically treated patients with fractures of the lower extremities. In this proposal we want to compare our early permissive weight bearing protocol to the existing current non-weight bearing guidelines in a prospective comparative cohort study...
February 2, 2018: BMC Surgery
Deniz Balci, Menekse Ozcelik, Elvan Onur Kirimker, Arda Cetinkaya, Evren Ustuner, Mehmet Cakici, Bahadir Inan, Zekeriyya Alanoglu, Sadik Bilgic, Ahmet Ruchan Akar
BACKGROUND: Liver resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) with invasion of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and hepatic veins (HV) is a challenging procedure. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 63-year-old woman with a 6-cm, centrally located liver mass. Her biochemistry results were normal except for a Ca19-9 level of 1199 U/ml. The liver biopsy was consistent with ICC and 60% macrosteatosis. Abdominal CT scans revealed a large central mass invading the left HV, middle HV and right HV, infringing on their junction with the vena cava...
January 31, 2018: BMC Surgery
Alessia Giaquinta, Dovile Mociskyte, Giuseppe D'Arrigo, Giuseppe Barbagallo, Francesco Certo, Massimiliano Veroux, Pierfrancesco Veroux
BACKGROUND: Penetrating aortic trauma remains one of the most challenging injuries with a high mortality rate if left untreated, or if the surgical treatment is delayed. We present an uncommon case of a late diagnosed abdominal firearm injury, in which the bullet partially penetrated the wall of the aorta, creating a plug that prevented immediate death due to massive bleeding. CASE PRESENTATION: A 26-year-old Libyan man was a victim of a firearm wound, with a bullet penetrating his abdominal wall from the left to right side...
January 27, 2018: BMC Surgery
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Metastatic lesions to the proximal femur occur frequently (about 10% of patients with cancer) and require surgical treatment. There are many surgical methods of treatment, however, use of the tumor modular endoprostheses seems to be particularly promising. The aim of study was to evaluate oncological and functional results of treatment in patients with proximal femur metastases. Oncological results were evaluated considering the survival of patients and the number of local recurrences...
January 25, 2018: BMC Surgery
Siyu Zhou, Siyuan Dong, Jiang Du
BACKGROUND: Lymphangioma of the mediastinum is a rare benign tumor, and most of the cases are treated by a surgical approach. CASE PRESENTATION: This work reports the case of a 62-year-old female with a large lymphangioma extending from her neck to her abdomen with dysphagia, dyspnea, and cough for 2 months. Because of the location of the mass, only bilateral excision could remove the multiloculated cyst completely. However, the patient's overall physical condition was very poor, and we thought she could not tolerate the bilateral surgery...
January 24, 2018: BMC Surgery
Giovanni Conzo, Claudio Gambardella, Giancarlo Candela, Alessandro Sanguinetti, Andrea Polistena, Guglielmo Clarizia, Renato Patrone, Francesco Di Capua, Chiara Offi, Mario Musella, Sergio Iorio, Giseppe Bellastella, Daniela Pasquali, Annamaria De Bellis, Antonio Sinisi, Nicola Avenia
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adrenalectomy is considered the gold standard technique for the treatment of benign small and medium size adrenal masses (<6 cm), due to low morbidity rate, short hospitalization and patient rapid recovery. The aim of our study is to analyse the feasibility and efficiency of this surgical approach in a broad spectrum of adrenal gland pathologies. METHODS: Pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative data from 126 patients undergone laparoscopic adrenalectomy between January 2003 and December 2015 were retrospectively collected and reviewed...
January 11, 2018: BMC Surgery
Jia-Yu Shen, Hong-Wei Zhang, Kang-Jun Fan, Hu Liao, Er-Yong Zhang, Jia Hu
BACKGROUND: Aortoesophageal fistula (AEF) and arch pseudoaneurysm are rare complications induced by a foreign body, and considerable controversy remains regarding the appropriate management strategies. We herein report a successful one-stage hybrid treatment in a patient with AEF and arch pseudoaneurysm. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient, a 40-year-old man, presented to the emergency room because of intense retrosternal discomfort for 3 days and hematemesis for 3 h...
January 11, 2018: BMC Surgery
Na Ren, Lei Ding, Erna Jia, Jinru Xue
BACKGROUND: Our case describe a rare recurrence case of Unicentric Castleman's disease (UCD) with hyaline vascular type 14 years after surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old Chinese female was admitted to hospital with one and half months history chest distress and chest pain. Patient reports a history of thoracic operation for mediastinal mass 14 years ago, and it was diagnosed UCD with hyaline vascular type after postoperative pathological examination. At this time, the imaging examination showed a mediastinal mass once again...
January 4, 2018: BMC Surgery
Eric Lambaudie, Alexandre de Nonneville, Clément Brun, Charlotte Laplane, Lam N'Guyen Duong, Jean-Marie Boher, Camille Jauffret, Guillaume Blache, Sophie Knight, Eric Cini, Gilles Houvenaeghel, Jean-Louis Blache
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs (ERP) includes multimodal approaches of perioperative patient's clinical pathways designed to achieve early recovery after surgery and a decreased length of hospital stay (LOS). METHODS: This observational study evaluated the implementation of ERP in gynaecologic oncological surgery in a minimally invasive techniques (MIT) expert center with more than 85% of procedures done with MIT. We compared a prospective cohort of 100 patients involved in ERP between December 2015 and June 2016 to a 100 patients control group, without ERP, previously managed in the same center between April 2015 and November 2015...
December 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
Julia Isabelle Staubitz, Peter Gassmann, Daniel Wilhelm Kauff, Hauke Lang
BACKGROUND: An inguinoscrotal hernia is defined as "giant" if descending below the midpoint of the inner thigh of a patient in upright position. In developed countries this is a rare entity. In the literature different surgical techniques have been reported so far to achieve a successful treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 63 year-old man suffering from a giant inguinoscrotal hernia, whom we treated using a combined open transabdominal and inguinal approach following an unsuccessful laparoscopic attempt...
December 19, 2017: BMC Surgery
Fang-Da Li, Rui Kang, Hao Nie, Xi-Ming Wang, Yue-Hong Zheng
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential mechanism of splenic enlargement in Ang II/APOE model and the associations between the spleen volume and the indices of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) in human. METHODS: To investigate the changes of spleen volume on AAA formation, apolipoprotein E knockout (Apo E-/-) mice were treated with Ang II (1000 ng/kg/min) up to 28 days to generate AAA. We used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), liquid measurement, H&E and immunohistochemistry to analyze the morphological or pathological changes of spleen...
December 15, 2017: BMC Surgery
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