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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports

Ruqaya Masri, Nihad Mahli, Majd Alobied, Riham Moahed, Rawan Fadilh
INTRODUCTION: We present a case of a delayed small bowel obstruction due to a phytobezoar in a patient with a previous surgical history. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 73-year-old male patient presented with vomiting and obstipation for a week. His past surgical history included a Roux-en-y gastrojejunostomy due to a surgical management for peptic ulcer disease 30 years ago. Abdominal computed tomography demonstrated a dilation of small bowel with air-fluid levels. He was diagnosed with acute bowel obstruction...
August 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
David Muchuweti, Edwin G Muguti, Bothwell A Mbuwayesango, Simbarashe Gift Mungazi, Rudo Makunike-Mutasa
INTRODUCTION: Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine producing tumours which arise from chromaffin cells within the adrenal medulla. Patients with these tumours commonly present with a triad of headache, palpitations and hypertension. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 37-year-old male patient who presented with dull left sided abdominal pain and discomfort for 6 weeks. A preoperative Computed tomography (CT) scan showed a huge left suprarenal tumour but urinary vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) were negative...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Adel Elkbuli, Brandon Diaz, Valerie Polcz, Shaikh Hai, Mark McKenney, Dessy Boneva
INTRODUCTION: There is no clear standardized approach to complicated appendicitis associated with abscess or phlegmon, with treatment varying from immediate appendectomy versus non-operative management with antibiotics and possible interval appendectomy. This case report reviews a presentation of complicated appendicitis failing non-operative therapy and reviews the literature on complicated appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 19 year-old male presented with right lower quadrant pain, leukocytosis, and fever...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Tuba Apaydın, Berk Arapi, Cem Başaran
INTRODUCTION: Multiple rib fractures exposes serious respiratory disorders and they are generally treated with non surgical methods. Nevertheless, in cases of long term pain despite medical treatment, parenchymal injury, hematoma, posture disorder and flail chest, surgery is needed. Flail chest, as the most critical form of blunt chest trauma, can disturb the hemodynamic of patient significantly and threaten life. This work has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 32 year old male patient referred to our hospital with flail chest in intubated status due to industrial accident...
August 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ibnouf Sulieman, Ahmed Mahfouz, Einas AlKuwari, Lajos Szabados, Walid Elmoghazy, Ahmed Elaffandi, Hatem Khalaf
INTRODUCTION: Most patients with pancreatic masses pose a diagnostic challenge when a benign lesion is suspected, and often, resection is needed before a benign diagnosis is confirmed. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 57 years old male patient presented with a pancreatic head mass, obstructive jaundice and submandibular lymph node enlargement. He also had a history of recurrent eye pain and redness, skin lesions, and benign prostatic hypertrophy. MRI showed a pancreatic head mass with double duct sign, aortic thickening, bilateral renal lesions, diffuse lymph node enlargement, and prostatic enlargement...
July 31, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Leila Louise Benhassen, Anette Højsgaard, Kim Allan Terp, Frank Vincenzo de Paoli
INTRODUCTION: Mycotic aneurysms of the pulmonary arteries are very rare and have high mortality. Risk groups are intravenous drug users and patients with congenital heart disorders. The surgical approach varies due to a limited number of reported cases. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a mycotic aneurysm of the right pulmonary artery in a 56-year old man presenting with recurrent pneumonias, weight loss and hemoptysis. DISCUSSION: There is often a diagnostic delay because of non-specific symptoms mimicking more common disorders...
July 31, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ashlee Justice, Zeid Keilani, James Tribble
INTRODUCTION: Jejunoileal bypass (JIB) was an effective treatment for morbid obesity in the 1970s, but shortly after it fell out of favor due to horrific side effects, including liver failure, nephrolithiasis and drastic vitamin deficiencies. Although there are few living people with JIB, the management of these patients can be challenging. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a 58-year-old female with a history of JIB 46 years prior who had an impending renal failure due to nephrolithiasis...
July 31, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ryusei Yamamoto, Yasuji Mokuno, Hideo Matsubara, Hirokazu Kaneko, Shinsuke Iyomasa
INTRODUCTION: Many patients with desmoids have an antecedent trauma, particularly surgical intervention for familial adenomatous polyposis. However, cases of mesenteric desmoid after gastrectomy are extremely rare. We present a case of multiple mesenteric desmoids after total gastrectomy for gastric cancer. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 70-year-old man had undergone a total gastrectomy for early stage gastric cancer. He had no other relevant medical history or family history...
July 31, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Naoto Tsujimura, Hiroyoshi Takemoto
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July 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Masoud Keikha
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July 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Adel Elkbuli, Brandon Diaz, John D Ehrhardt, Shaikh Hai, Sean Kaufman, Mark McKenney, Dessy Boneva
INTRODUCTION: Clostridial toxic shock is a rare syndrome traditionally described in case studies and reviews as a uniformly fatal condition associated with post-partum and post-abortion. Clostridium sordellii was first mentioned in scientific literature as a human pathogen in 1922 when Argentinian microbiologist Alfredo Sordellii identified the organism in gangrenous wounds. Over the past century, there has been infrequent discussion and little awareness surrounding this serious condition...
July 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Quang V Le, Duy Q Ngo, Quy X Ngo
INTRODUCTION: Transoral endoscopic thyroidectomy via vestibular approach (TOETVA) is a promising procedure with many advantages such as truly scar free healing, minimally invasive dissection, and accessible approach to both thyroid lobes. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A female patient aged 19 presented with a benign thyroid nodule 2 cm in size for a year and the patient decided to proceed with surgery. The operation with a left subtotal thyroidectomy performed by the TOETVA technique was indicated...
July 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Quang V Le, Duy Q Ngo, Quy X Ngo
INTRODUCTION: The non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN), which is found in 0.25-0.99 of the patients who undergo thyroid surgery, is a rare embryologically-derived variant of the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN). Identification and prevention of injury to the laryngeal nerve is one of the main issues in thyroid surgery; thus, thyroid surgeons should have adequate knowledge of all anatomical variations of the RLN. PRESENTATION OF CASES: All four patients with the non-recurrent laryngeal nerve on the right side were performed thyroidectomy and discharged without any complications...
July 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Takahiro Arima, Ken Muroya, Ken Kawamoto, Yuji Koba, Takashi Omura
INTRODUCTION: Reduction en masse is a rare complication of inguinal hernia. This condition is defined as the displacement of a strangulated hernia mass into the preperitoneal space. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old man presented with severe abdominal pain after a forcible reduction of an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan suggested strangulated bowel. Emergency exploratory laparoscopy was performed and the incarcerated bowel was successfully released...
July 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yukio Yoshioka, Hirotaka Nakatao, Tomoaki Hamana, Atsuko Hamada, Taku Kanda, Koichi Koizumi, Shigeaki Toratani, Tetsuji Okamoto
INTRODUCTION: Suture granuloma is a benign tumor that develops because of the presence of surgical suture materials. It commonly occurs several years after different types of surgeries. Here we report a case involving a 64-year-old man who underwent head and neck surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma and developed multiple suture granulomas mimicking tumor recurrence in the radiation field just a few days after the completion of adjuvant chemoradiation therapy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The patient underwent surgery for lymph node metastasis in the neck at 6 months after the resection of primary oral squamous cell carcinoma...
July 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hisaaki Yoshinaka, Kazuaki Tanabe, Ryuichi Hotta, Yoshihiro Saeki, Hideki Ohdan
INTRODUCTION: There are few reported cases of cavernous transformation of the portal vein (CTPV). CTPV is usually found by accident because most patients are asymptomatic at presentation. This paper reports a case of early gastric cancer with CTPV that required gastrectomy and revascularization. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 71-year-old man diagnosed with early gastric cancer, which was classified as clinical Stage IA (T1b, N0, M0) according to the TNM classification criteria for gastric cancer, was admitted to our hospital...
July 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Tohru Ishimine, Toshiho Tengan, Hiroshi Yasumoto, Akio Nakasu, Hidemitsu Mototake, Yuya Miura, Kyohei Kawasaki, Takashi Kato
BACKGROUND: Primary aortoduodenal fistula (PADF) is an abnormal connection between the aorta and the duodenum and is a life-threatening condition. It is a very rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding, which often leads to delay in its diagnosis. Prompt diagnosis and surgical treatment are crucial to improve the outcome of patients with PADF. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 82-year-old man with a history of untreated abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) presented to the emergency department with hematemesis...
July 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Juan Favela, Sergio Huerta
INTRODUCTION: Groin hernias are one of the most common general surgery operations performed worldwide and in the United States. We present an exceedingly unusual complication of a patient who underwent a posterior repair of an inguinal hernia. PRESENTATION: A 48-year-old man presented to our hospital with a chronically enlarging left groin mass for five years following a total extraperitoneal repair of a unilateral inguinal hernia. Two separate aspiration interventions led to rapid re-accumulation of the fluid...
July 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Fekhaoui Mohammed Reda, Grimi Talal, Boufettal Moncef, Bassir Reda-Allah, Lamrani Moulay Omar, Berrada Mohammed Saleh
INTRODUCTION: Rice bodies are described as fibrin bodies usually found among patients with inflammatory joint diseases, tuberculous arthritis, and tuberculous tenosynovitis, but they are rarely found among non-tuberculosis patients. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 69-year-old with a 2-year history of swelling and pain of the thenar eminence of the left hand with paresthesia in the territory of the median nerve. Surgical exploration revealed multiple rice bodies...
July 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Vincenzo Pilone, Salvatore Tramontano, Pierpaolo Picarelli, Angela Monda, Mafalda Romano, Michele Renzulli, Carmen Cutolo
INTRODUCTION: Cases of giant mucinous ovarian tumors are rarely described in literature, with different clinical manifestations. Compressive symptoms or visible abdominal mass are the most frequent observations, with higher surgical risks and life-threatening complications. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 69-year-old female with a giant borderline ovarian mucinous tumor, with peculiarity of absence of clinical manifestation, in front of a mass of over 6500 g...
July 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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