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International Journal of Surgery Case Reports

Jiro Kimura, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Tadao Kubota
INTRODUCTION: Colonic ischemia is challenging to diagnose preoperatively. We present a patient with colonic ischemia, initially considered to have colonic obstruction. We review the history, physical findings, imaging, operative documents and postoperative diagnosis of this patient with an atypical presentation of colonic ischemia. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year old female presented with dyspnea on exertion and melena. A tumor in the sigmoid colon was identified by colonoscopy and biopsy showed adenocarcinoma...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Giuseppe Giudice, Michelangelo Vestita, Fabio Robusto, Paolo Annoscia, Francesco Ciancio, Eleonora Nacchiero
INTRODUCTION: Secondary lymphedema is the most frequent long-term complication of axillary lymphadenectomy. It can result in complication as erysipelas, warts, Papilloma Cutis Lymphostatica (PCL), or angiosarcomas. Moreover, in women affected by breast cancer an accurate differential diagnosis among these conditions or complication related to radiation dermatitis or cutaneous metastasis is essential. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 60-year-old postmenopausal Caucasian woman affected by secondary lymphedema following complete mastectomy for breast cancer...
April 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Diogo Nunes-Carneiro, Tiago Couto, Vítor Cavadas
INTRODUCTION: Menstrual cup is increasingly gaining acceptance among women to control the menstrual period. The majority of brands advocate that these devices are 100% safe to the users, notwithstanding there are some reports of rare complications associated with these devices. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case we present a woman who developed a right renal colic using a menstrual cup. The pain was difficult to manage with conventional analgesics. The plain abdominal X-ray revealed the device in the pelvis occupying more than one third of the pelvis minor diameter and oriented to the right side...
April 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Nazir El Khatib, Antoine Nehme, Selim Nasser, Nabil Moukarzel, Houssam Khodor Abtar
INTRODUCTION: Schwannoma is a benign well circumscribed tumor of the nerve sheath and it is mostly localized in the head and neck. Intramasseteric schwannoma represents a very rare entity and a few cases have been described in the literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of an isolated, asymptomatic and slowly progressive right cheek tumor in a middle aged man. Although multiple investigations, including neck scanner and fine needle aspiration, were done, the diagnosis was obscure and difficult before definite surgical resection...
April 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Jason Cui, Mariya Abdullah, Iman Awan, Daniel Mehanna
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder torsion is a rare condition of increasing prevalence in recent years. It is often difficult to diagnose pre-operatively and delayed intervention can lead to significant complications. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of an 81 year old lady who presented with symptoms of cholecystitis for 24 h with no evidence of cholelithiasis on imaging. She deteriorated within 24 h of admission despite intravenous antibiotics; Emergency laparoscopy was performed which showed the gallbladder malrotated 180 ° with features of necrosis...
April 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Miguel M Leiva-Juarez, Yitzchok Greenberg, Charles La Punzina
INTRODUCTION: Spinal fixation is a common surgical procedure. Frequently, fixation for spinal stabilization requires use of instrumentation such as pedicle screws and fixation plates. Aerodigestive and vascular perforations from such procedures are infrequent albeit known complications from these procedures. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This case details an uncommon situation in which a patient with anterior cervical spine fixation in the distant past was found to have a migratory pedicle screw...
March 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Naoya Sasaki, Miru Okamura, Satoshi Kanto, Kentaro Tatsumi, Seiichi Yasuda, Atsushi Kawabe
INTRODUCTION: Duplication cysts are very rare congenital malformations in adults. They are lined by gastrointestinal mucosa, connect to the digestive tract, and share smooth muscular layers and a common blood supply. In rare cases, duplication cysts are completely isolated from the digestive tract and have a proper blood supply. Completely isolated duplication cysts in the retroperitoneum are unusual so it is hard to diagnose them without a surgical resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 19-year-old male presented at our emergency department with sharp abdominal pain...
March 28, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Raheef Alatassi, Saeed Koaban, Ismaeal Almugebel, Abdullah Alshehri
INTRODUCTION: Osteochondroma, a type of cartilaginous tumour, is the most common benign tumour affecting the bone. These tumours usually arise around the knee, proximal humerus, and pelvis, but very rarely occur at the scapula. Osteochondromas are usually asymptomatic and uncomplicated, but must be treated by surgical resection. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this report, we present a rare case of a symptomatic scapular osteochondroma associated with scapular winging in a 30-year-old man...
March 28, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Melissa Amberger, Noelle Burton, Gayanthia Tissera, Gerard Baltazar, Shani Palmer
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous common bile duct perforation is an uncommon clinical entity in both adults and children. Few case reports have been published since the first clinical description in 1882. Our work has been reported in line with SCARE criteria. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Herein, we describe the case of a 28 year-old female who suffered spontaneous common bile duct perforation while admitted for choledocholithiasis. DISCUSSION: The perforation occurred while in-hospital, and extensive imaging and laboratory tests characterized the disease in detail...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Adel Alhaj Saleh, Rachel Slate, Zaina Habrawi, Amir H Aryaie
INTRODUCTION: Morbid obesity is increasing worldwide as a result, weight loss procedures such as Roux- En-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) are increasing as well. RYGB has multiple complications including intussusception, most of the cases are jejuno-jejunal. Only one case reported to be Jejuno-gastric intussusception (JGI) but through the remnant and not the gastro-jejunostomy anastomosis (GJ). CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old female presented to the emergency department complaining of diffuse abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Abdullah Alshammari, Sreyoshi Fatima Alam, Mohammed Hussein Ahmed, Khaled AlKattan
INTRODUCTION: There has been a recent surge in bariatric surgery. Consequently, identification of new complications is imminent. Gastrobronchial fistula is one of the newly identified severe complications. The medical community is yet to come up with a consensus on management, which is further complicated by the lack of literature on par with its rarity. Therefore, we aim to contribute to a better understanding and add to the managerial approach. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 36-year-old female...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Omar M Al-Qattan, Abdulaziz A Almobarak, Mohammad M Al-Qattan
INTRODUCTION: The use of two cross finger flaps from one digit has not been previously reported and the technique raises concerns regarding donor finger morbidity. In this paper, the authors report on a case series of double cross fingers flaps harvested from the middle finger to reconstruct large defects in the adjacent index or ring finger; with an emphasis on documenting morbidity in the donor middle finger. METHODS: A total of four cases of double cross finger flaps were retrospectively reviewed...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Catherine E Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Suspected thyroid malignancies are usually assumed to be primary in origin. Rarely, in 1-3% of cases, the tumour arises from a secondary source such as a melanoma or breast carcinoma. There is a growing body of research concerning metastatic spread of renal cell carcinoma to the thyroid gland. PRESENTATION OF CASE: This case report describes the presentation and diagnostic work-up of an 84yr male presenting with a goitre and hoarse voice. Histopathological examination of the excised 95 × 65 × 55 mm tissue mass revealed metastatic clear cell renal cell carcinoma...
March 26, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ahmad Almalki
INTRODUCTION: The described case is a patient with pancreatic arteriovenous malformation involving the entire pancreas and complicated with intrapancereatic abscess. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 47 years-old was suffering from episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting with multiple hospital visits without reaching a diagnosis for four months. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan (CECT) done which shows a 1.6 × 1.4 cm fluid collection was seen in uncinate process of the pancreas, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrates abnormal vasculature involving the pancreas...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ioannis Passos, Alexandros Koumpoulas, Ioakeim Papoutsis, Michael Polyzonis, George Chatzoulis, Konstantinos Milias, Panagiotis Spyridopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Gastric diverticula consist a rare form of diverticula of the gastrointestinal tract. They can be described as an "out-pouching" protrusion from the gastric wall. They are usually found in patients aged between 20 and 60 years old. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present herein a case of an 82 year- old male patient who was admitted to our hospital with a strangulated inguinal hernia and a gastric diverticulum was incidentally found, as a post- operative radiographic finding...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Da Jun Than, Teo Ten Ern, Khasnizal Bin Abdul Karim
INTRODUCTION: Wandering spleen is a rare clinical entity in itself, with only 2 cases reported thus far when correlated with congenital under-development of the kidney, it usually happens due to under development of its surrounding ligaments. Herein we present a case of wandering spleen with underlying congenital deformity of horseshoe kidney which requires splenectomy due to late presentation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 21 year old lady presented with worsening of chronic abdominal pain for 3 years, associated with nausea and vomiting...
March 22, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Naoto Tsujimura, Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Yujiro Nakahara, Masaki Wakasugi, Takashi Matsumoto, Kiyonori Nishioka, Kou Takachi, Satoshi Oshima, Kyotaro Yoshida
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis is a chronic suppurative granulomatous disease caused by Actinomyces israelii. Preoperative confirmed diagnosis is very difficult, so most cases are diagnosed preoperatively as malignant tumors. We report a case of intraabdominal actinomycosis which was difficult to diagnose preoperatively. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: A woman, 60 years old, experienced discomfort in her lower right abdomen. She complained of nausea and anorexia and visited our hospital...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hideaki Kojima, Mitsuhiro Isaka, Shoji Takahashi, Nozomu Machida, Kazuhito Funai, Yasuhisa Ohde
INTRODUCTION: The prognosis of pulmonary resection for metastatic gastric cancer is poor even though solitary metastasis. Long-term survival after pulmonary resections for multiple pulmonary metastases from gastric cancer is extremely rare. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was 67-year old man who underwent a distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer. Wedge resections of the right upper and lower lobes and right lower lobectomy were performed for metastases from gastric cancer at 29 months and 55 months after the gastrectomy, respectively...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Antony Nettikadan, M J Ravi, M Shivaprasad
INTRODUCTION: Rapunzel syndrome is a rare condition predominantly found in trichophagic females that occurs when gastric trichobezoar extends beyond the pylorus and into duodenum, jejunum, ileum or even to colon. There are only five cases reported in literature. This case report has been reported in line with the SCARE criteria. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 19 year old female, with a history of trichotillomania with trichophagia, who presented with epigastric pain and vomiting for 12 months...
March 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Yusuke Gokon, Tadashi Sakurai, Fumiyoshi Fujishima, Yusuke Taniyama, Takahiro Heishi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Shota Maruyama, Hirotaka Ishida, Yu Onodera, Hironobu Sasano, Takashi Kamei
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies have shown the safety and efficacy of curative resection of esophageal cancer with multiple primary cancers. However, our literature search revealed no curative surgery cases for esophageal cancer in patients with multiple primary cancers with distant metastasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old woman visited our hospital with dysphagia. She had a history of breast cancer with multiple bone metastasis. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a circumferential mass in the upper intrathoracic esophagus...
March 19, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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