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Journal of Surgical Case Reports

Naohiro Nose, Kazuhiro Higuchi, Eiichi Chosa, Takanori Ayabe, Masaki Tomita, Kunihide Nakamura
A 60-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with an anterior mediastinal tumor measuring 3.5 cm in diameter on computed tomography (CT). We performed tumor resection by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) with three ports. The final diagnosis was Type A Masaoka Stage I thymoma. On follow-up CT performed 36 months after the operation, two pleural tumors were detected at the port sites through which the forceps and ultrasonic scalpel had passed repeatedly during the operation. We therefore performed a second operation and enucleated the tumors while preserving the ribs...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Rachel Martin, Winn Mathews, Steven Scarcliff
Breast cancer metastasizes to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are exceedingly rare. The low incidence and vague presentation of GI metastasizes often cause delay in diagnosis and treatment. Here, we present a case of metastatic breast cancer causing gastric outlet obstruction and rectal obstruction.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Masato Momiyama, Fumitoshi Mizutani, Tatsuyoshi Yamamoto, Yoshinori Aoyama, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Hideo Yamamoto
We present the case of a male Japanese patient with a giant inguinal hernia that extended to his knees while standing. A transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) repair was performed under general anesthesia. Complete reduction of the contents of the hernia was achieved within 2 h 50 min. A blood loss of approximately 700 ml was noted. The patient was discharged from the hospital on post-operative Day 12, with no recurrence of the hernia 6 months post-surgery. Factors contributing to the successful outcomes included preparation of several reduction methods before surgery, use of a large size mesh and implementation of pre-operative measures to prevent abdominal compartment syndrome...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Shamir O Cawich, Fawwaz Mohammed, Richard Spence, Vijay Naraynsingh
Many surgeons opt to perform subtotal cholecystectomy to limit duct injuries in difficult cases. In these cases, however, there is a risk for the gallbladder remnant to become diseased. In these cases, a completion cholecystectomy is necessary.Although technically challenging, the laparoscopic approach to completion cholecystectomy is feasible and safe, when performed by surgeons with advanced laparoscopic experience.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Kazuhiko Ishimaru, Kanta Araki, Tsuneyuki Nakamura, Yoshiki Sawa
A 2-month-old patient with anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) underwent an alternative repair involving coronary transfer with the bay window technique because of the very short left main coronary trunk. This procedure is a clinically relevant and feasible technique for ALCAPA with such a delicate coronary artery anomaly.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Jonathan Simon Palmer, Michael William Dean, Toby Briant-Evans, Geoff Stranks
Adverse reaction to metal debris (ARMD) in total hip arthroplasty surgery is a well-known problem. We present the case of a unipolar hemiarthroplasty requiring revision within 18 months of insertion secondary to an adverse reaction to metal debris. This case demonstrates a rare cause for failure of a hemiarthroplasty following a fragility fracture. We feel that ARMD should be considered in all cases where pain and dysfunction in the presence of any hip prosthesis cannot be explained by routine investigations...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Ninh Doan, Mohit Patel, Ha Son Nguyen, Andrew Mountoure, Saman Shabani, Michael Gelsomino, Karl Janich, Shekar Kurpad
Intracranial subdural empyema (ISDE) is a life-threatening condition. The risk for ISDE increases in patients that have undergone prior intracranial procedures. The non-specificity in its clinical presentation often makes ISDE difficult to diagnose. Here, we present a rare case of ISDE mimicking a recurrent chronic subdural hematoma, emphasizing the significance of obtaining early magnetic resonance images of the brain for early diagnosis and treatment to achieve the optimal outcome.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
M Kodeeswaran, Reshmi Udesh, L Ramya, S Jothi Kumar
Cavernous angiomas represent 5-12% of all spinal vascular lesions and 1% of all intramedullary lesions in pediatric patients. Intramedullary spinal cavernomas are relatively rare with only 24 cases reported till date to the best of our knowledge. A 15 -year-old boy presented to the clinic with acute onset motor weakness in all four limbs. He was diagnosed with multiple cerebral cavernomas and an acutely bleeding spinal cavernoma. Complete surgical excision of the spinal cavernoma was done. Postoperatively the patient's weakness gradually improved to a power of 4/5 in all his limbs over a period of 10 days...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Ayaka Nakashima, Ai Miyoshi, Takashi Miyatake, Ogita Kazuhide, Yokoi Takeshi
Gestational trophoblastic neoplasias (GTNs) are rare tumors that constitute <1% of all gynecological malignancies. GTNs in postmenopausal women are rare and usually malignant. We present a rare case of an invasive mole of the uterus with metastasis to the right ovary and labium minus treated by total abdominal hysterectomy followed by chemotherapy.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Sebahattin Destek, Vahit Onur Gul, Serkan Ahioglu
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a rare and chronic inflammatory disorder. IGM mimics breast cancer regarding its clinical and radiological features. Etiology of IGM remains unclarified. Our patient was 37-year-old and 14 weeks pregnant. There was pain, redness and swelling in the right breast. The mass suggestive of malignancy was detected in sonography. Serum CA 125 and CA 15-3 levels were high. Genetic analysis was performed for the etiology. methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C 677 TT, β-fibrinogen-455 G>A, plasminogen activator inhibitor (PAI)-1 5 G/5 G, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D mutation was found...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Françoise Schmitt, Philippe Topart, Agnès Salle, Loïc Sentilhes, Natacha Bouhours-Nouet, Régis Coutant, Dominique Weil, Guillaume Podevin
We report here a case of a rarely described complication of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), slippage during the postpartum period, after LAGB had been performed in an adolescent obese girl. The LAGB had been placed after one year of clinical survey initiated at the age of 16. Maximal pre-operative body mass index (BMI) was 48.5 kg.m(-2) and obesity was associated with insulin resistance. Before pregnancy, there was a loss of 17 Kg (final BMI = 41.5 kg.m(-2)) and a resolution of insulin resistance...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Wei-Chen Chen, Chih-Hsuan Changchien, Yu-Min Su
It is a challenge to simultaneously reconstruct bilateral buccal defects following oral cancer ablation or release of oral submucous fibrosis. In this study, we report two cases where bipaddled anterolateral thigh perforator flaps were used to resurface two separate buccal defects.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Hasan Raza Mohammad, Waqar Bhatti, Anand Pillai
Erosive bony lesions are radiographic findings where localized bone resorption and cortical line breakage occurs. One less common cause of bone erosions is arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). This should always be included in the differentials for foot pain.A 33-year-old gentleman presented with a 5-year history of chronic left foot pain. Clinical examination was unremarkable. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography demonstrated erosive bone changes in the navicular, the intermediate and lateral cuneiforms bones and their corresponding metatarsal bases...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Tomohiro Haruki, Makoto Wakahara, Yuji Taniguchi, Yoshinobu Nakamura, Motonobu Nishimura, Hiroshige Nakamura
Although the optimal treatment strategy for locally advanced thymic carcinomas has yet to be determined, complete resection of the tumor after induction chemoradiotherapy (CRT) can sometimes provide a good chance of being cured. A 61-year-old woman was diagnosed with locally advanced primary thymic carcinoma, which invaded bilateral brachiocephalic veins and superior vena cava with intraluminal tumor thrombus. Induction CRT was performed, and a partial response to the treatment was achieved. Subsequent radical surgery was successfully performed by the median full sternotomy with a right transmanubrial osteomuscular sparing approach (TMA)...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Kasra Razi, Duncan Light, Liam Horgan
Morgagni hernias are a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernias, thus there is paucity in literature about the diagnosis and management of the condition. We report an 83-year-old woman who presented with vomiting and a metabolic acidosis with a previous computed tomography diagnosis of Bochdalek's hernia. Diagnostic laparoscopy revealed a Morgagni hernia containing transverse colon, greater curvature of the stomach and a partial gastric volvulus. The hernia was reduced with the sac untouched, and the defect was closed with a composite mesh using tac fixation...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Dafney L Davare, Zishan Chaudry, Rafael Sanchez, Seong K Lee, Chauniqua Kiffin, Andrew A Rosenthal, Eddy H Carrillo
Venous air embolus (VAE) occurs when gas, specifically atmospheric air, enters into the vascular system. Although rare, they can be fatal due to risk of cardiovascular collapse. In this report, we present a unique case of a 66-year-old female trauma patient with an inferior vena cava air embolism. An overview of the potential cause is presented, along with a review of the management of VAE.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Hana Kennedy, Jayanth Kunjur, Kavita Amarasinghe, Graham Smith
Extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD) is a rare, cutaneous adenocarcinoma in situ characterized by a chronic eczema-like rash of the anogenital regions. It is usually slow growing, locally invasive and presents mainly with pruritis. Extremely rare in the oral tissues, here we present a case of EMPD of the hard palate and a review of the existing literature base.
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Kelly Lara, Esther Bae, Hanna Park, Farabi Hussain
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) can be an uncommon presentation of an underlying malignancy, most often due to signet-ring cell carcinoma (SRCC). Additionally, pure SRCC in a breast primary-tumor comprises <2% of all breast cancers (Shin SY, Park H, Chae SW, Woo HY. Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia as the first manifestation of metastatic signet-ring cell carcinoma of unknown origin: a case report and review of literature. Kor J Lab Med 2011;31:157-61). To the best of our knowledge, the combination of these two entities, pure breast primary SRCC along with MAHA, has not been reported...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Yuki Kojima, Takashi Ishigami, Masakazu Akiba
We report a case of chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMMoL) in a 68-year-old man who developed osteomyelitis of the mandible. At the initial visit, he reported uncontrolled gingival bleeding, despite self-administered haemostasis. He complained of severe pain in the socket, despite potent opioid analgesia. After consultation with the internal medicine specialists, we undertook a surgical anti-inflammatory approach that included sequestrectomy with massive blood transfusion. His physical condition was ameliorated after the surgical procedure, and he was discharged from the hospital...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Christopher Fenelon, Michael R Boland, Brian Kenny, Peter Faul, Shona Tormey
Colonic duplication cysts are rare congenital malformations that predominantly present before the age of 2 years. We report the case of a 74-year-old lady who presented with sudden onset abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan noted a calcified structure adjacent to abnormal loops of bowel. Intraoperative findings revealed an ischaemic loop of small bowel wrapped around a mass in the mesentery adjacent to the sigmoid colon. Final histology revealed a colonic duplication cyst. Colonic duplication cysts are rare entities that most commonly cause obstruction or perforation...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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