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Laceration closure

Marcelo A F Ribeiro Junior, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques de Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel Neto, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
AIM: To compare the 3 main techniques of temporary closure of the abdominal cavity, vacuum assisted closure (vacuum-assisted closure therapy - VAC), Bogota bag and Barker technique, in damage control surgery. METHODS: After systematic review of the literature, 33 articles were selected to compare the efficiency of the three procedures. Criteria such as cost, infections, capacity of reconstruction of the abdominal wall, diseases associated with the technique, among others were analyzed...
August 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gianfranco Donatelli, Fabrizio Cereatti, Parag Dhumane, Bertrand Marie Vergeau, Thierry Tuszynski, Christian Marie, Jean-Loup Dumont, Bruno Meduri
BACKGROUND: The Over-The-Scope Clip (OTSC®, Ovesco Endoscopy GmbH, Tübingen, Germany) is an innovative clipping device that provides a strong tissue grasp and compression without provoking ischemia or laceration. In this retrospective study we evaluated immediate and long-term success rates of OTSC deployment in various pathologies of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. METHODS: A total of 45 patients (35 female, 10 male) with an average age of 56 years old (range, 24-90 years) were treated with an OTSC for GI defects resulting from a diagnostic or interventional endoscopic procedure (acute setting group) or for fistula following abdominal surgery (chronic setting group)...
September 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Amita Jain, Virender Singh Sheorain, Kulbeer Ahlawat, Rajesh Ahlawat
AIM OF THE VIDEO: Sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) is a minimally invasive transvaginal procedure for correcting apical prolapse. Amongst perioperative complications, life-threatening hemorrhage has a reported occurrence rate ranging from 0.2 % to 2 %. We present a case of arterial hemorrhage following SSLF and a multispecialty approach to its successful management. METHODS: The video demonstrates the development of an unexpected progressive postoperative hematoma following left-side sacrospinous hysterocolpopexy via the anterior approach, despite minimal intraoperative bleeding...
August 18, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Han-Song Sheng, Nu Zhang, Jian Lin, Fen-Chun Lin, Bo Yin, Mao-de Wang
OBJECTIVES: Surgical management of cranial burst fracture (CBF) usually involves craniotomy to remove the devitalized brain tissues, followed by watertight repair of dural tears. However, there were times when the dural tear was so extensive that a substantially large bone flap would have to be removed in order to expose the retracted dural margins before it could be repaired. In such cases, strict dural repair would incur a significantly higher risk of damages to the surrounding neural tissues and severe bleeding, especially when the fracture was in the vicinity of eloquent cortical areas and sinus...
September 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Kenneth R Means, Brian D Rinker, James P Higgins, S Houston Payne, Gregory A Merrell, E F Shaw Wilgis
BACKGROUND: Current repair options for peripheral nerve injuries where tension-free gap closure is not possible include allograft, processed nerve allograft, and hollow tube conduit. Here we report on the outcomes from a multicenter prospective, randomized, patient- and evaluator-blinded, pilot study comparing processed nerve allograft and hollow conduit for digital nerve reconstructions in the hand. METHODS: Across 4 centers, consented participants meeting inclusion criteria while not meeting exclusion criteria were randomized intraoperatively to either processed nerve allograft or hollow conduit...
June 2016: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Josemberg Marins Campos, Flávio Coelho Ferreira, André F Teixeira, Jones Silva Lima, Rena C Moon, Marco Aurélio D'Assunção, Manoel Galvão Neto
BACKGROUND: Chronic leaks after laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) are often difficult to treat by endoscopy metallic stent. Septotomy has been indicated as an effective procedure, but the technical aspects have not been detailed in previous publications (Campos JM, Siqueira LT, Ferraz AA, et al., J Am Coll Surg 204(4):711, 2007; Baretta G, Campos J, Correia S, et al., Surg Endosc 29(7):1714-20, 2015; Campos JM, Pereira EF, Evangelista LF, et al., Obes Surg 21(10):1520-9, 2011). We herein present a video (6 min) demonstrating the maneuver principles of this technique, showing it as a safe and feasible approach...
August 2016: Obesity Surgery
Haitham A Abdulla, Saad K Alkhalifa
INTRODUCTION: Bird attacks are in general an uncommon event. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in Bahrain. There have been very few cases reported worldwide. Mainly, birds attack humans as retaliation to threats surrounding their environment. At certain occasions, bird attack frequency increases especially during mating season or in the presence of a threat toward their young. METHODS: A 31-year-old male presented with a history of left-eye trauma, loss of vision, pain and tearing for 2 hours...
January 2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Kiyoshi Ito, Tatsuro Aoyama, Takuya Nakamura, Yoshiki Hanaoka, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo
The authors report on a new method for removing dumbbell-shaped spinal tumors that avoids the risk of postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Adequate visualization of the intra- and extradural components of the tumor is achieved with the use of separate dural incisions. First, the dura mater is opened along the dural theca to provide adequate visualization of the intradural portion of the mass; then, a second incision is made along the nerve root to remove the extradural component. Meticulous suturing is essential in intradural lesion cases; however, the dura mater is usually thin and fragile in such cases...
June 10, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
Shuchen Ge, Chengli Song, Shiju Yan, Liaoyuan Ai, Jingjing Xu, Mingyang Li, Bing Hu, Alfred Cuschieri
BACKGROUND: Existing endoclip closure devices have difficulty in closing large colonic perforation. We developed a novel endoscopic multi-firing-clip applicator (EMFCA) system to address these limitations, and report on its initial evaluation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The functionality and efficacy of the prototype EMFCA equipped with re-openable clamp and preloaded with four clips were assessed using standardized 1.5 cm incisions created in ex-vivo porcine colonic segments...
August 2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
Soo Dong Park, Sang Woo Kim, Ikchan Jeon
We report a case of Brown-Sequard syndrome (BSS) caused by an accidental stab injury of the cervical spine that shows clear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and clinical presentation. A 42-year-old woman was brought into the emergency department after a stab injury on the right side of the posterior neck from a knife that was lying in a fruit basket after slipping. The patient complained of hemiparesis of the right-side extremities, and ipsilateral hypoesthesia and contralateral sensory loss of pain and temperature were also found on neurological examination...
October 2015: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
Cristian D'Ovidio, Sara Sablone, Aldo Carnevale
Angio-SealTM is a vascular closure device (VCD) that can be applied to the femoral artery following cardiac catheterization to achieve hemostasis. Although it has been demonstrated to be superior to conventional manual pressure and to reduce time to hemostasis and patient ambulation, the use of this VCD is not without its complications. In this report, we describe the case of a 55-year-old man who died due to an extremely rare event that occurred several hours after the deployment of an Angio-SealTM VCD: acute complete transverse laceration of the femoral artery that occurred because of the particular fragility of the vessel due to an unrecognized and asymptomatic arteriosclerotic disease...
September 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
Shadi Basyuni, Andreana Panayi, Valmiki Sharma, Vijay Santhanam
INTRODUCTION: We present the case of an overlooked scalp laceration in an 81-year-old lady who presented with polytrauma following a fall down stairs. Complications that developed required more extensive treatment compared to what would have sufficed with early identification. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Imaging on admission to hospital showed multiple vertebrae and rib fractures as well as a large cranial subcutaneous haematoma with no intracerebral bleed. Before the laceration was identified, the patient developed acute anaemia requiring transfusion...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Satoshi Oki, Mikihiro Inoue, Kohei Otake, Kohei Matsushita, Yuhki Koike, Keiichi Uchida, Masato Kusunoki
Bladder rupture in a fetus is a rare occurrence. We report the first neonatal case of laparoscopic repair for prenatally diagnosed bladder rupture. A male neonate, who had presented with megacystis, bilateral hydronephrosis and hydroureters since 27 weeks-of-gestation, was delivered by emergency cesarean section because of sudden collapse of the bladder with massive ascites at 37 weeks-of-gestation. The diagnosis of bladder rupture was made by retrograde urethrocystography. Laparoscopic repair was carried out subsequent to urethral catheterization...
June 2016: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
M T Zacher, A M Högele, M Hanschen, F von Matthey, A-K Beer, F Gebhardt, P Biberthaler, K-G Kanz
Wound management is one of the major tasks in emergency departments. The surrounding intact skin but not the wound itself should be disinfected before starting definitive wound treatment. Hair should first be removed by clipping to 1-2 mm above the skin with scissors or clippers as shaving the area with a razor damages the hair follicles and increases the risk of wound infections. Administration of local anesthetics should be performed directly through the exposed edges of the wound. After wound examination, irrigation is performed with Ringer's solution, normal saline or distilled water...
April 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Joel D Cooper
Prior to the 20(th) century, the need for surgical procedures on the airway was infrequent and consisted mainly of tracheostomy to relieve airway obstruction or repair of tracheal injuries such as lacerations. Even the ability of tracheal suture lines to heal primarily was viewed with concern due to the rigidity of the tracheal wall, its precarious blood supply and uncertainty as to whether the cartilage components could heal without complications. In the 20(th) century the evolution of tracheal procedures on major airways evolved to meet the challenges provided by the expanding fields of thoracic surgery and advent of mechanical respiratory support with its associated complications...
March 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Nishant Nawani, Jayesh Vazirani, Hindukush Ojha, Virender S Sangwan
Accidental injury with scissors led to an open globe injury with iris prolapse and corneal tissue loss in the right eye of a 15-year-old girl. Attempts to suture the laceration normally, led to persistent aqueous leak, and tight suturing was leading to unacceptable distortion of the corneal contour. In the absence of donor tissue or tissue glue, a bulbar conjunctival pedicle flap was used to augment sutures placed without undue tension, and watertight closure of the globe was achieved. Postoperatively, the flap retracted, and excellent tectonic, cosmetic and refractive outcomes were achieved...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
Deena R Zimmerman, Yona Amitai, Zahi Grossman, Chen Stein-Zamir
BACKGROUND: Pediatric primary care is the cornerstone of health care services for children. Performance of common office procedures is an integral part of primary care. Ideally, the community-based primary care pediatrician provides comprehensive health care services and only refers a small minority of patients for consultation. However, knowledge regarding Israeli pediatricians' practices of office procedures is scant. OBJECTIVES: To describe primary care pediatricians' patterns in the provision of common office procedures and to analyze factors associated with performance or referral...
2015: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Parimala Sagar, Kavitha Prasad, R M Lalitha, Krishnappa Ranganath
Wound closure is a part of any surgical procedure and the objective of laceration repair or incision closure is to approximate the edges of a wound so that natural healing process may occur. Over the years new biomaterials have been discovered as an alternate to conventional suture materials. Cyanoacrylate bioadhesives are one among them. They carry the advantages of rapid application, patient comfort, resistance to infection, hemostatic properties, and no suture removal anxiety. Hence this study was undertaken to study the effect of long chain cyanoacrylate as an adhesive for intraoral wound closure and also to explore its hemostatic and antibacterial effects...
2015: International Journal of Biomaterials
Christl Reisenauer
INTRODUCTION: Obstetric trauma leading to rectovaginal fistula (RVF) formation results from perineal laceration and/or from prolonged ischemia and necrosis following obstructed labor. Due to modern obstetric care fistulas are rare in industrialized countries. METHODS: Patients undergoing surgery for a RVF between January 2005 and December 2014 at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tuebingen, Germany, were identified and their records were reviewed retrospectively...
June 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Vishakha N Devrukhkar, Rahul J Hegde, Sumedh S Khare, Tanvi A Saraf
AIMS: A study was conducted to evaluate the benefits of cyanoacrylate tissue adhesive as an alternative to suturing in management of pediatric lacerations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 7 patients were evaluated and followed for 3-month. The wound was evaluated on 1(st), 3(rd), and 7(th) postoperative day for swelling, infection, gaping and pain and at 1(st) and 3(rd) postoperative month for scar evaluation. The evaluation was based on different superficial facial wound repairs (i...
January 2015: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
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