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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports

H M Haug, E Johnson, T Mala, D T Førland, T T Søvik, H O Johannessen
INTRODUCTION: About 1% of paraesophageal hernias (PEH) require emergency surgery due to obstruction or gangrene. We present two complicated cases of incarcerated PEH. Presentation of cases: A patient aged 18 with trisomy 21 was admitted after four days of vomiting and epigastric pain. CT scan revealed a large PEH. The stomach was massively dilated with compression of adjacent viscera and the celiac trunk. The stomach was repositioned laparoscopically and deflated by endoscopy in an attempt to avoid resection...
November 30, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
J Clarke, S Medford, S Islam, C Ramsingh, M Christopher
BACKGROUND: Lymphomas are malignant neoplasms of the lymphocyte cell lines affecting the lymph nodes, spleen and other nonhemopoietic tissues. Of the extranodal lymphomas found in the head and neck region, 3-5% of malignant lymphomas arise in the oral and paraoral region, mainly from Waldeyer's ring. The involvement of the base of the tongue is extremely rare. SUMMARISED CASE: Case 1: 64 year old female who presented initially with an enlarged occipital lymph node which gradually became generalized cervical lymphadenopathy with initial histology confirmed reactive lymphoid hyperplasia...
November 30, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Saleh Alqhamdi, Bandar Idress, Ashwag Alharbi, Nawaf Aljurais
INTRODUCTION: Mucormycosis is a life threatening fungal infection that occurs in immunocompromised patients. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 36-year-old Saudi male with known case of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM), who was presented with productive cough and diarrhea. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a disseminated fungal invasion of the lungs and spleen with invading the fundus of the stomach. An aggressive surgical approach and amphotericin B treatment resolved his condition...
November 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Shinsuke Nakashima, Terumasa Yamada, Go Sato, Takaaki Sakai, Yoshinao Chinen, Hiroaki Itakura, Ryo Kato, Masami Ueda, Yujiro Tsuda, Katsuya Ohta, Jin Matsuyama, Masakazu Ikenaga
INTRODUCTION: Enteric duplication cysts are rare and, in addition, isolated enteric duplication cysts are lower morbidity prevalence rate. These cysts lack a connection to the gastrointestinal tract or the adjacent mesenteric vasculature and have only been reported in 10 case reports. In these reports, only two reports were cases with malignant transformation. Our case was a report for the advanced cancer of the isolated enteric duplication cyst. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 43 year-old woman with slightly abdominal pain and mass formation...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Brijendra Singh, Vaibhav Gupta, Shahana Gupta
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has gained importance during last few decades, because of its several advantages. However, it has its own set of complications, which can be avoided by following the basic anatomical principles of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 85-year-old male patient, developed a painless intraabdominal lump following laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. Clinical and radiological evaluation was suggestive of pseudo aneurysm...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Ahmed Shehta, Eman M Ibrahim, Rehab T Eldesoky, Ahmed A Sultan, Khaled R Zalata, Omar Fathy, Mohamed Elshoubary, Tarek Salah, Amr M Yassen, Mohamed Elmorshedi, Ahmed Monier, Ahmed Farouk, Usama Shiha
INTRODUCTION: The adrenal gland is a rare site for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). Solitary adrenal recurrence can be managed by surgical excision, with expected better survival outcomes. We describe a rare case of successful left adrenalectomy of solitary recurrent HCC in the left adrenal gland 5 years after LDLT. PRESENTATION: 59 years male patient with HCC complicating chronic HCV infection received a right hemi-liver graft from his son...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Gustavo Vargas Da Silva Salomão, Fernando Toledo Santos, Sergio Allegrini Junior
INTRODUCTION: Implant-supported dentures in esthetic zones pose a great challenge to dental surgeons, since important factors are involved in treatment success, such as positioning of the implants, morphology of soft tissues, dental esthetics, and biomechanics of the prosthetic structure. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This clinical report describes the case of a patient previously subjected to dental surgery for implant placement on tooth #11 and subsequent prosthetic crown placement...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hannah Trøstrup, Steen H Matzen
INTRODUCTION: Verrucous carcinoma is an uncommon variant of low-grade squamous cell malignancy with a low malignant potential but a high risk of recurrence. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a Human Papilloma Virus negative local verrucous carcinoma in the perianal area of a 45-year old otherwise healthy female. The tumor presented clinically as a persistent genital wart not responding to usual dermatologic local therapy. The patient was referred to the Department of Plastic Surgery and Breast Surgery after primary excision in a private practice setting of a general surgeon...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sant Prakash Kataria, Namita Bhutani, Sanjay Kumar, Gajender Singh, Rajeev Sen, Ishwar Singh
INTRODUCTION: Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare neoplasm of mesenchymal origin that occurs most often in the visceral pleura. It rarely occurs in the central nervous system (CNS). If they occur intracranially, they are extra-axially located and develop from the meninges. CASE REPORT: Herein, we present a case of SFT in a 45 years old female. MR imaging showed isointense to hypointense signal intensity, and marked enhancement. Microscopically, the tumors showed characteristic "patternless-pattern" architecture...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Dimitrios Panagopoulos, Marios Themistocleous, Andreas Mitsios, Georgios Sfakianos
INTRODUCTION: Torkildsen operation is a ventriculo-cisternal shunt that diverts the cerebrospinal fluid flow from one of the lateral ventricles, via a ventricular catheter, to the cisterna magna of the posterior fossa. It is the first described operation of CSF diversion for the treatment of hydrocephalus [1] (Scarff, 1963). PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a premature infant who presented with post hemorrhagic hydrocephalus who underwent several failed CSF diversion surgeries before Torkildsen shunt procedure...
November 27, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Zaiqiang Yu, Masahito Minakawa, Norihiro Kondo, Kazuyuki Daitoku, Ikuo Fukuda
INTRODUCTION: Middle aortic syndrome (MAS) combined with thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) is a rare vascular disease. One stage open surgery to treat this condition, becomes a challenge for our cardiovascular surgery. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 69-year-old man presented with a saccular type aortic arch aneurysm, shaggy aorta and severe atherosclerotic stenosis of the thoracoabdominal aorta with middle aortic syndrome and aberrant right subclavian artery, renovascular hypertension, renal dysfunction, and intermittent claudication of both legs...
November 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Miho Akabane, Tadasu Kohno, Sakashi Fujimori, Naoko Kimura, Souichirou Suzuki, Mitsuaki Kawashima, Shinichirou Kikunaga
INTRODUCTION: Simultaneous resection of bilateral lung cancers is technically challenging but may be preferable to a staged procedure in patients with a partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) in an affected lobe. We performed single-stage resection of bilateral lung cancers in a patient with a PAPVC. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 73-year-old man was diagnosed as having bilateral lung cancers (right, cT3N1M0, stage IIIA and left, cT2aN0M0, stage IB). Left upper trisegmentectomy was performed, followed by right upper lobectomy with deep wedge bronchoplasty...
November 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Samantha Dayawansa, David Garrett, Marcus Wong, Jason H Huang
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Coccydynia is a rare pain syndrome due to trauma to the coccyx that is diagnosed through history, physical, and sitting/standing lateral plain film radiographs. Coccydynia is typically managed conservatively with specialized cushions, NSAIDS, and physical therapy. In cases refractory to nonsurgical management, coccygectomy has a high success rate for pain reduction. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Our patient had coccygeal pain for three years and endorsed a mobile fragment that was not highlighted on plain film radiographs...
November 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yoshi Pratama Djaja, Phedy Phedy, Jamot Silitonga, Didik Librianto, Ifran Saleh
INTRODUCTION: Both gluteal abscess and sacral tuberculosis are rare entities in spinal tuberculosis cases. Even in endemic country, this atypical presentation may be the cause of delayed diagnosis and treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 51-year-old woman was admitted with painless massive lump on both of her thighs that have been enlarging for the past 6 months. She had a history of previous tuberculosis treatment. From the MRI examination submuscular gluteal abscess, which was an extension of the sacral tuberculosis, were found...
November 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sam Cresser, Lachlan Maddock, Philip Smart
INTRODUCTION: There is a known association between Clostridium Septicum, mycotic aneurysm and colon neoplasm. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 90 year old female admitted with abdominal pain to the general surgery unit. Admission CT scan demonstrated a thick walled caecum and pericaecal inflammation suspicious for a perforated carcinoma. This was subsequently confirmed at colonoscopy with biopsy demonstrating a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma. A laparoscopic right hemicolectomy was completed the following week after perioperative workup and intravenous antibiotic therapy...
November 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Nawaf Jaber Shatnawi, Muhammad Rushdi Khammash, Abdelkarim Hussein Omari
INTRODUCTION: Sacrococcygealteratoma is very rare in adults with only few cases reported in literature. It is a slow growing benign cystic tumor with 1-2% chance for malignant transformation and may attain a huge size causing pressure effect on pelvic and intra-abdominal organs. When grows caudally, it causes discomfort, skin excoriation and cosmetic disfigurement. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a giant, long standing Sacrococcygeal teratoma in an adult female patient which caused her significant obstructing lower gastrointestinal and urinary symptoms besides the discomfort and disfigurement of the sacral region...
November 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Rodrigo Pedraza, Edward Y Chan, Leonora M Meisenbach, Min P Kim
INTRODUCTION: The precise localization of fractured ribs represents one of the primary challenges of surgical rib fixation. Computed tomography (CT) provides the facture's general location, but it is difficult to use the imaging alone to properly place a surgical incision. We used electromagnetic navigation to identify the exact location of the fracture on the patient's skin. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 64-year-old man fell and suffered multiple left-sided nonunion rib fractures (4th to 9th )...
November 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yuta Takeuchi, Yo Kurashima, Yoshitsugu Nakanishi, Toshimichi Asano, Takehiro Noji, Yuma Ebihara, Soichi Murakami, Toru Nakamura, Takahiro Tsuchikawa, Keisuke Okamura, Toshiaki Shichinohe, Satoshi Hirano
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal intercostal hernia repair for huge incisional hernia after thoracoabdominal surgery involves a complex anatomical structure. Hence, it is difficult to apply the laparoscopic approach to large hernias in the lateral upper abdomen. Further the optimal approach to mesh exposure without infection after incisional hernia repair is still controversial. Herein, we describe our experience of repairing a huge abdominal intercostal hernia by mesh trimming and suture reconstruction for wound dehiscence...
November 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Akira Tsujii, Tomohiko Matsuo, Kazutaka Kinugasa, Yasukazu Yonetani, Masayuki Hamada
INTRODUCTION: Treatment of a horizontal tear of a complete discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) is still controversial. Preserving peripheral rim as a normal shape of the meniscus with single-leaf resection is a conventional treatment, however meniscal function could not be fully restored. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 28-year old woman and a 34-year old woman experienced knee pain and had restricted knee extension. MRI showed horizontal tears of complete DLM in both patients...
November 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Alessandro Innocenti, Dario Melita
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November 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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