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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159743/morbidity-and-outcomes-following-axillary-lymphadenectomy-for-melanoma-weighing-the-risk-of-surgery-in-the-era-of-mslt-ii
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Lauren M Postlewait, Clara R Farley, Alexandra M Seamens, Nina Le, Monica Rizzo, Maria C Russell, Michael C Lowe, Keith A Delman
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist characterizing complications after axillary lymphadenectomy for melanoma. With high rates of complications reported after dissection for breast cancer and data suggesting that completion lymphadenectomy may have limited therapeutic benefit, this study characterized morbidity to facilitate clinical decision-making. METHODS: Using a broad definition for complications, patients who underwent axillary dissection for melanoma at a single center (from 2003 to 2015) were assessed through retrospective chart review...
November 20, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158651/soft-tissue-complications-in-distal-tibial-fractures-managed-with-medial-locking-plates-a-myth-or-reality
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Deepak Jain, Harpal Singh Selhi, Mohammad Yamin, Pankaj Mahindra
Background: Distal tibial fractures are common injuries that are prone to complications and require careful management. The use of medial periarticular locking plates is an established modality in the treatment if these fractures. These plates are inserted using the minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) or open technique. Our study looks at the soft tissue complications associated with the use of medial locking plates in the management of these fractures. Methods: This was a retrospective study carried out at a tertiary care university hospital in an urban setting...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140953/contemporary-management-of-rectal-injuries-at-level-i-trauma-centers-the-results-of-an-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multi-institutional-study
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Carlos V R Brown, Pedro G Teixeira, Elisa Furay, John P Sharpe, Tashinga Musonza, John Holcomb, Eric Bui, Brandon Bruns, H Andrew Hopper, Michael S Truitt, Clay C Burlew, Morgan Schellenberg, Jack Sava, John VanHorn, Brian Eastridge, Alicia M Cross, Richard Vasak, Gary Vercruysse, Eleanor E Curtis, James Haan, Raul Coimbra, Phillip Bohan, Stephen Gale, Peter G Bendix
INTRODUCTION: Rectal injuries have been historically treated with a combination of modalities including direct repair, resection, proximal diversion, presacral drainage, and distal rectal washout. We hypothesized that intraperitoneal rectal injuries may be selectively managed without diversion and the addition of distal rectal washout and pre-sacral drainage in the management of extraperitoneal injuries are not beneficial. METHODS: This is an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional retrospective study from 2004-2015 of all patients who sustained a traumatic rectal injury and were admitted to one of the 22 participating centers...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137023/a-case-report-of-schatzker-type-vi-tibial-plateau-fracture-treated-with-double-reverse-traction-closed-reduction-combined-with-minimally-invasive-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-technique-a-case-report
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Dian-Qing Li, De-Ye Song, Jiang-Dong Ni, Mu-Liang Ding, Jun Huang
RATIONALE: The knee joint is an important weight-bearing joint, tibial plateau fractures affect knee function and stability. High-energy intra-articular fractures involving the tibial plateau can cause management-related problems such as wound dehiscence; severe comminution leading to malalignment; and delayed complications such as varus collapse, implant failure, and arthritis of the knee joint. The treatment of severe or complex tibial plateau fractures can be quite difficult. Traditional methods of open reduction and plating require extensive exposures, which may further compromise soft tissue and devascularize bone fragments, leading to infection...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126042/successful-treatment-of-infected-wound-dehiscence-after-minimally-invasive-locking-plate-osteosynthesis-of-tibial-pilon-and-calcaneal-fractures-by-plate-preservation-surgical-debridement-and-antibiotics
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Giandavide Ieropoli, Jorge Hugo Villafañe, Silvia Chiara Zompi, Umberto Morozzo, Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Federico Giuseppe Usuelli, Pedro Berjano
OBJECTIVE: The aim is to present a case series that illustrates possible benefits from combining minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO), plastic surgery and antibiotic therapy, in order to treat and eradicate infection in patients with tibial pilon or calcaneal fractures. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients with dehiscence of the surgical wound in outcomes MIPO using a Locking Compression Plate (LCP) for tibial pilon, or calcaneus fractures. The patients had developed a documented infection of the surgical wound...
October 23, 2017: Foot
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124954/practicality-of-using-the-figure-of-eight-bandage-to-prevent-fatal-wound-dehiscence-after-spinal-tumor-surgery-for-upper-thoracic-metastasis
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Dong Kwang Seo, Jin-Hoon Park, Sun Kyu Oh, Yongchel Ahn, Sang Ryong Jeon
OBJECT: Serious postoperative wound problems can frequently develop after surgery with perioperative RT for upper thoracic metastatic lesions. The figure-of-eight bandage can restrict excessive shoulder motion, which could prevent wound dehiscence. The purpose of this study was to describe the efficacy of using the figure-of-eight bandage to prevent postoperative wound dehiscence. METHODS: Between February 2005 and July 2015, we retrospectively evaluated the medical records of cancer patients who underwent surgery with or without RT for spinal metastasis involving the upper thoracic spine...
November 10, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118559/long-term-efficacy-of-vacuum-assisted-therapy-endo-sponge-%C3%A2-in-large-anastomotic-leakages-following-anterior-rectal-resection
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Alessandro Mussetto, Rosario Arena, Andrea Buzzi, Lorenzo Fuccio, Silvia Dari, Mario Luciano Brancaccio, Omero Triossi
Background: The aim of our study was to test the long-term efficacy of Endo-SPONGE(®) therapy in a group of patients treated in our center with vacuum-assisted therapy because of anastomotic leakages after colorectal surgery. Methods: Eleven patients [male: 6; mean age: 71 (range: 44-82) years] who had anastomotic leakage treated with Endo-SPONGE(®) placement were included in the study. Patient records were examined retrospectively. All patients with documented anastomotic leakage on abdominal computed tomography following an anterior resection of the rectum for rectal cancer underwent sigmoidoscopy to determine the extent of the anastomotic defect and the size of the presacral abscess...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116385/hearing-eyeball-and-or-eyelid-movements-on-the-side-of-a-unilateral-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
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Pierre Bertholon, Pierre Reynard, Yann Lelonge, Roland Peyron, François Vassal, Alexandre Karkas
Hearing of eyeball movements has been reported in superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SSCD), but not hearing of eyelid movements. Our main objective was to report the hearing of eyeball and/or eyelid movements in unilateral SSCD. Our secondary objective was to access its specificity to SSCD and discuss the underlying mechanism. Six patients with SSCD who could hear their eyeball and/or eyelid movements were retrospectively reviewed. With the aim of comparisons, eight patients with an enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA), who share the same mechanism of an abnormal third window, were questioned on their ability to hear their eyeball and/or eyelid movements...
November 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107432/-reconstruction-of-abdo-perineal-resection-by-taylor-flap-about-68-patients
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D Boccara, K SerroR, J Lefevre, M Mimoun, M Chaouat
PURPOSES: Healing after abdomino-perineal resection is often difficult, especially in patients who have undergone radiation therapy. Vaginal reconstruction is also an important issue for the women who undergo this surgery. We describe and analyze here our series of perineal reconstructions with modified Taylor flaps. Between 2010 and 2016, 68 patients (52 women, 16 men) with cancer of the anal canal (53), adenocarcinoma of the lower rectum (9), or other malignant neoplasms of the perineum underwent reconstruction with a rectus abdominis myocutaneous (RAM) flap with an inferior pedicle and an oblique skin paddle...
October 26, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107132/staged-urethroplasty-for-penile-urethral-strictures-from-lichen-sclerosus-and-failed-hypospadias-repair
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Bradley D Figler, Andrew Gomella, Logan Hubbard
OBJECTIVE: To present our technique for staged urethroplasty with buccal mucosa graft. METHODS: The patient presented is a 42 year-old male with a history of congenital hypospadias repaired as a child. He developed a penile urethral stricture at age 30 and was managed with self intermittent dilation. Recently, dilation became more difficult, and he was referred for reconstruction. Work-up revealed a high-grade stricture extending from the meatus to the site of the previous anastomosis at the penoscrotal junction...
October 26, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098108/vaginal-cuff-dehiscence-presenting-with-free-air-60-days-after-robotic-assisted-hysterectomy
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D Munger, M Iannamorelli, C Galvez, C Service
Introduction: The vast majority of patients presenting with pneumoperitoneum have visceral organ perforation and require urgent diagnostic laparoscopy. Nonsurgical causes are relatively rare and may be attributed to multiple etiologies. Case Presentation: Here we describe the case of a 38-year-old Caucasian female who presented to the emergency department with three days of cramping, epigastric abdominal pain. Her physical exam was notable for tenderness to palpation in the epigastric area and abdominal and chest X-rays showed free air under the diaphragm...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096673/sternal-reconstruction-after-post-sternotomy-mediastinitis
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REVIEW
Pankaj Kaul
BACKGROUND: Deep sternal wound complications are uncommon after cardiac surgery. They comprise sternal dehiscence, deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis, which will be treated as varying expressions of a singular pathology for reasons explained in the text. METHODOLOGY AND REVIEW: This article reviews the definition, prevalence, risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, microbiology and management of deep sternal wound infections and mediastinitis after cardiac surgery...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096352/vaginal-cuff-dehiscence-and-evisceration-11-years-after-a-radical-hysterectomy-a-case-report
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Yacine Ben Safta, Montassar Ghalleb, Aymen Baccari, Ghassen Hamdi El Kebir, Sami Daldoul, Sofiene Sayari, Mounir Ben Moussa
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal cuff dehiscence (VCD) and evisceration (VCDE) are rare but rather serious complications of hysterectomy procedures. We aimed to report a case of VCDE happening eleven years after the initial surgery and review a treatment protocol of this rare complication. CASE: A 68 years old Tunisian female patient In 2004, the patient underwent concomitant chemoradiation followed by total abdominal radical hysterectomy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090196/does-low-dose-heparin-have-a-significant-role-in-free-flap-surgery
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Mun-Young An, Jin Yong Shin, Young-Keun Lee, M Diya Sabbagh, Si-Gyun Roh, Nae-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: It is controversial issue that heparin decreases thrombosis for microsurgical anastomosis, and its effective role is under discussion. This study is for proving whether low-dose heparin is preventing thrombosis in free flap reconstruction. METHODS: Through chart reviews of 134 patients, using low-dose heparin for free tissue transfer from 2011 to 2016, retrospective analysis was performed. 33 patients received low-dose heparin therapy after surgery. And 101 patients received no-heparin therapy...
September 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083473/intracavity-lavage-and-wound-irrigation-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection
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REVIEW
Gill Norman, Ross A Atkinson, Tanya A Smith, Ceri Rowlands, Amber D Rithalia, Emma J Crosbie, Jo C Dumville
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSIs) are wound infections that occur after an operative procedure. A preventable complication, they are costly and associated with poorer patient outcomes, increased mortality, morbidity and reoperation rates. Surgical wound irrigation is an intraoperative technique, which may reduce the rate of SSIs through removal of dead or damaged tissue, metabolic waste, and wound exudate. Irrigation can be undertaken prior to wound closure or postoperatively...
October 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068965/single-stage-repair-of-palatal-fistula-and-velopharyngeal-incompetence-by-the-new-l-flap
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Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Ezzeddin Elsheikh, Sherif Askar
OBJECTIVE: To describe and assess the results of use of the new L-shaped posterior pharyngeal flap for repair of both palatal fistula and velopharyngeal incompetence. METHODS: This study included 10 patients who were diagnosed to have soft palate fistula and persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). L-shaped superiorly based pharyngeal flap was harvested from oropharynx and inserted into the soft palate closing the fistula after fistula trimming. The palatal part of the flap (transverse limb) was spread 1 cm horizontally and 1 cm in the anteroposterior direction in soft palate at fistula site closing it without tension...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040346/heterogeneity-in-body-contouring-outcomes-based-research-the-pittsburgh-body-contouring-complication-reporting-system
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Rachel A Guest, Dalit Amar, Sharona Czerniak, Stephanie E Dreifuss, Mark A Schusterman, Elizabeth M Kenny, Eva F Chernoff, Joshua M Barnett, Kathleen R Koesarie, Jeffrey A Gusenoff
Background: Body contouring complications after massive weight loss (MWL) vary significantly in frequency and type. Currently, no standardized recommendations exist regarding which complications are most important to report. Objectives: We aim to provide a guideline for complication reporting in the body contouring literature. The Pittsburgh Body Contouring Complication Reporting System (PBCCRS) will aid in risk stratification of body contouring procedures and will decrease under-, over-, and nonreporting of complications...
June 15, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030779/recurrence-after-operative-treatment-of-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
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Lea Lorentzen, Mari N Øines, Erling Oma, Kristian K Jensen, Lars N Jorgensen
BACKGROUND: Postoperative adhesions are a common cause of small-bowel obstruction, and up to 53% of patients operated on for adhesive small-bowel obstruction (ASBO) experience recurrence. The primary aim of this study was to identify predictors for recurrence of ASBO. METHODS: We reviewed medical records including operation descriptions from patients who underwent emergency surgery due to ASBO at our institution between 2004 and 2013. Information on the peri- and postoperative periods, including conservatively and surgically treated recurrent ASBO, were obtained from medical records...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029959/ldt-classification-and-therapeutic-strategy-of-congenital-body-wall-defects
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Shun Wu, Ke Guo, Peng Xiao, Jiaming Sun
BACKGROUND: Repairing body wall defects is a critical step in the treatment of some congenital deformities, and this procedure may need the help from plastic surgeons. Although there are many articles about congenital deformities, body wall defects of these malformations are rarely studied as independent targets. METHODS: In this article, the authors present an LDT classification for congenital body wall defects according to the position of the defects, the tissue layers involved, and the surgical urgency, each of which is represented by letters L, D, and T, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027034/low-intensity-led-therapy-%C3%AE-640%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-20%C3%A2-nm-on-saphenectomy-healing-in-patients-who-underwent-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-a-randomized-double-blind-study
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Raimundo de Barros Araújo Júnior, Isabel Clarisse Albuquerque Gonzaga, Gilderlene Alves Fernandes, Andréa Conceição Gomes Lima, Paulo Sergio Tajra Cortelazzi, Rauirys Alencar de Oliveira, Renata Amadei Nicolau
Myocardial revascularization surgery (CABG) is the most appropriate treatment for coronary artery disease. Currently, the great challenge is to reduce postoperative complications, such as wound infections, dehiscence, pain, and patients' quality of life. The saphenectomy is the target of complications in 10% of cases, which can cause greater morbidity, time, and cost of hospitalization. Studies show that low-intensity laser or light-emitted diode (LED) therapy promotes positive biomodulation of the tissue repair process, culminating in a lower incidence of dehiscence, pain reduction, and improvement in quality of life...
October 13, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
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