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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727977/the-vanishing-twin-syndrome-two-cases-of-extreme-malformations-associated-with-vanished-twins
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Julia K Shinnick, Nasim Khoshnam, Sydney R Archer, Philip C Quigley, Haynes Robinson, Sarah Keene, Matthew T Santore, Sarah Hill, Binita Patel, Bahig M Shehata
Two cases of devastating fetal malformations associated with vanished monochorionic twins were identified upon review of pathology files. A 35-year-old G1P0 woman and 36-year-old G3P1 woman were both diagnosed with an intrauterine twin gestation via transvaginal ultrasound at 10 weeks. The spectrum of fetal anomalies ranged from omphalocele, bilateral upper extremity, and unilateral lower extremity hypoplasia, to craniofacial malformation with diaphragmatic hernia. On histopathologic examination, the placentas demonstrated vascular anastomoses between the surviving co-twin and the "vanished" fetal sac...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727378/anastomosing-hemangioma-simulating-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Mariana Athaniel Silva, Eduardo Kaiser Ururahy Nunes Fonseca, Fernando Ide Yamauchi, Ronaldo Hueb Baroni
The anastomosing hemangioma is a recent described rare variant, which histologically simulates an angiosarcoma and occurs primarily in the genitourinary tract. We present a case of renal anastomosing hemangioma from a radiologic perspective, describing its imaging features and reviewing its presentation and management.
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725918/a-comprehensive-review-of-motor-innervation-of-the-hand-variations-and-clinical-significance
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REVIEW
Sacha Wynter, Lakal Dissabandara
PURPOSE: The objective of the present review is to assemble the recognized anatomical variations, classifications, and clinical evidence with regard to innervation of the hand and discuss the clinical significance of these variations. METHODS: The material for this review was obtained by exploring PubMed and Google Scholar (search terms: hand innervation, variations of ulnar nerve, variations of median nerve, variations of radial nerve) as well as from standard anatomy texts...
July 19, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721463/exstrophy-bladder-reconstruction-or-diversion-for-the-underprivileged
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REVIEW
Yogesh Kumar Sarin, Virender Sekhon
The surgical techniques for management of bladder exstrophy epispadias complex have evolved from staged reconstruction, complete primary repair to radical mobilization. Post-operative complications add to the multiplicity of surgical procedures at each step. The end results are variable with many achieving continence rates of 85-89% only after bladder augmentation and clean intermittent catheterization. The situation is further complicated in resource-poor settings, where illiteracy and poverty are the driving factors for choosing a single operative procedure for creation of low pressure reservoir aiming at upper tract preservation and good primary continence...
July 18, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721192/a-case-report-on-a-rare-anatomic-variant-of-cystic-duct-insertion
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Jeffrey J Yu, Michael Morell, John G Lee, David K Imagawa
We report a case a 70-year-old female presenting with abdominal pain who has a cystic duct coursing medial to the common bile duct before anastomosing just proximal to the ampulla. Low medial insertion of the cystic duct is a rare anatomic variant that is easily misidentified on imaging studies and may complicate surgical and percutaneous intervention. It can be identified by pre-operative imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography.
July 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717842/selective-matrix-metalloproteinase-inhibition-increases-breaking-strength-and-reduces-anastomotic-leakage-in-experimentally-obstructed-colon
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Peter-Martin Krarup, Mikkel Eld, Lars Nannestad Jorgensen, Mark Berner Hansen, Magnus S Ågren
PURPOSE: Colonic obstruction causes loss of collagen and impairment of anastomotic integrity by matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). Unexpectedly, pharmacological MMP inhibition increased anastomotic leakage (AL) in obstructed colon possibly due to the non-selective nature of these compounds and the experimental model applied. We therefore studied the effects of selective MMP inhibition on the healing of anastomoses in colon obstructed by a novel laparoscopic technique. METHODS: Left colon was obstructed in 38 male Sprague-Dawley rats (226-284 g)...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712882/perfusion-of-muscle-flaps-independent-of-the-anatomical-vascular-pedicle-pedicle-autonomy
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K Bradshaw, M Wagels
INTRODUCTION: Free muscle flaps are being used more commonly for complex lower limb reconstruction. Up to 33% of flaps used to reconstruct lower limb trauma will require an orthopaedic procedure after reconstruction. To date there have been only case reports detailing the variable survival of muscle flaps after actual or simulated pedicle injury and the process and timeframe of neovascularisation remains undefined. We aim to show that perfusion of a muscle flap is possible after injury to its anatomical vascular pedicle...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705661/canaliculorhinostomy-indications-and-surgical-results
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Jung Hye Lee, Stephanie Ming Young, Yoon-Duck Kim, Kyung In Woo, Jung-Hoon Yum
PURPOSE: To report the surgical results of canaliculorhinostomy for patients with distal canalicular obstruction and lacking a structurally functional lacrimal sac who would otherwise require a conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy(CDCR) with Jones tube placement. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: • Setting: Single tertiary institution. • Period: November 1994 to June 2011. • Patient Population: 16 patients with canalicular obstruction at or beyond 8 mm from the punctum, with an absent or unidentifiable lacrimal sac...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700005/fluorescent-test-accurately-predicts-leak-of-ischemic-colon-anastomosis-in-rats
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Laura Moschetti, Tiago Leal Ghezzi, Belisa Gomes Müller, Adriano Basso Dias, Oly Campos Corleta
Purpose: To investigate if fluorescein fluorescent test can predict dehiscence in a model of ischemic colonic anastomosis in rats. Methods: This experimental controlled trial randomly assigned 55 rats to four groups. Anastomoses were performed in non-ischemic colon segments (control group) and in ischemic colon segments measuring 1, 2 or 3 cm long (groups 1, 2 and 3, respectively). Fluorescein was injected and the tissues were examined under ultraviolet light. Seven days later, a second-look surgery was performed to check for the presence or absence of anastomosis dehiscence...
June 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699660/binding-of-indocyanine-green-in-polycaprolactone-fibers-using-blend-electrospinning-for-in-vivo-laser-assisted-vascular-anastomosis
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Annemarie Schönfeld, Zacharia Mbäıdjol Kabra, Mihai Constantinescu, Dieter Bosshardt, Michael H Stoffel, Kirsten Peters, Martin Frenz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The clinical application of laser-assisted vascular anastomosis is afflicted by unreliable and low bonding strengths as well as tedious handling during microvascular surgery. The challenge to be met arises from the flow-off of the chromophore during soldering that changes the absorption and stains the surrounding tissue, leading to an uncontrollable thermal damage zone. In this study, we investigated the feasibility to produce an indocyanine green (ICG)-loaded patch by electrospinning and tested its applicability to both in vitro and in vivo microvascular laser soldering...
July 12, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695479/initial-experience-using-a-robotic-driven-laparoscopic-needle-holder-with-ergonomic-handle-assessment-of-surgeons-task-performance-and-ergonomics
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Juan A Sánchez-Margallo, Francisco M Sánchez-Margallo
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to assess the surgeons' performance and ergonomics during the use of a robotic-driven needle holder in laparoscopic suturing tasks. METHODS: Six right-handed laparoscopic surgeons with different levels of experience took part in this study. Participants performed a set of three different intracorporeal suturing tasks organized in ten trials during a period of five weeks. Surgeons used both conventional (Conv) and robotic (Rob) laparoscopic needle holders...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694670/new-totally-intracorporeal-reconstructive-approach-after-robotic-total-gastrectomy-technical-details-and-short-term-outcomes
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Amilcare Parisi, Francesco Ricci, Alessandro Gemini, Stefano Trastulli, Roberto Cirocchi, Giorgio Palazzini, Vito D'Andrea, Jacopo Desiderio
AIM: To show outcomes of our series of patients that underwent a total gastrectomy with a robotic approach and highlight the technical details of a proposed solution for the reconstruction phase. METHODS: Data of gastrectomies performed from May 2014 to October 2016, were extracted and analyzed. Basic characteristics of patients, surgical and clinical outcomes were reported. The technique for reconstruction (Parisi Technique) consists on a loop of bowel shifted up antecolic to directly perform the esophago-enteric anastomosis followed by a second loop, measured up to 40 cm starting from the esojejunostomy, fixed to the biliary limb to create an enteroenteric anastomosis...
June 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688776/pancreatico-jejunal-anastomoses-after-pancreatoduodenectomy
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A Sauvanet
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July 5, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688571/local-effects-of-epidermal-growth-factor-on-the-wound-healing-in-esophageal-anastomosis-an-experimental-study
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Ayşe Bülbül Adam, Mustafa Yaşar Özdamar, Hacı Hasan Esen, Engin Günel
OBJECTIVE: In this study with the experimental model of primary repair of esophageal atresia(EA), we investigated the effects of the epidermal growth factor(EGF) on wound healing in the anastomosis of EA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty rabbits that were performed a resection of a 1-cm segment of the cervical esophagus followed by the end-to-end anastomosis were divided into four groups. Group I (7-day group) and III (21-day group), the control groups, had no EGF applied to the anastomosis...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687504/infected-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-treated-with-extra-anatomic-prosthesis-bypass-in-the-retroperitoneum
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You-Fei Qi, Zhan-Xiang Xiao, Chang Shu, Jie Yue, Sa-Hua Liu, Hao Chen, Zhao-Fan Zeng, Wen-Bo Zhang
BACKGROUND: Infected abdominal aortic aneurysms (iAAAs) are rare but life-threatening diseases. The purpose of the present study was to report our experience of extra-anatomic prosthesis bypass in the retroperitoneum as a treatment for iAAAs. METHODS: Data of 8 consecutive patients diagnosed with iAAAs and treated by an extra-anatomic prosthesis bypass in the retroperitoneum were retrospectively collected. Operative details were as follows: one side of the retroperitoneal space was selected to build a track and a bifurcated ePTFE prosthesis was placed through the track...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684935/the-role-of-temporary-fecal-diversion
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REVIEW
Amy L Lightner, John H Pemberton
The use of temporary fecal diversion is of great importance to tenuous anastomosis, immunosuppressed patient, or actively infected patient. Its use protects newly constructed intestinal anastomoses from being the culprit of pelvic sepsis or systemic illness. Thus, potential morbidity and mortality can be averted. However, its appropriate or optimal use is often debated. We herein discuss the evidence for when to best use a diverting stoma for colorectal, coloanal, and ileoanal anastomoses. We also discuss the importance of considering a temporary diverting stoma in the setting of high-dose immunosuppression (e...
July 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683753/two-stage-correction-of-type-iv-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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Hunbo Shim, Ji-Hyuk Yang, Tae-Gook Jun
BACKGROUND: The small size of the pulmonary veins in infants increases the risk of pulmonary vein obstruction (PVO) after surgical repair of type IV total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC). Here, we described the outcomes of our strategy, which delayed total correction after initial partial correction. METHODS: We reviewed the data of patients who underwent total correction for type IV TAPVC. In total, 11 out of 103 patients with TAPVC had type IV TAPVC with biventricular physiology...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682966/management-of-low-colorectal-anastomotic-leakage-in-the-laparoscopic-era-more-than-a-decade-of-experience
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Stephen Alexander Boyce, Craig Harris, Andrew Stevenson, John Lumley, David Clark
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery increases postoperative mortality, cancer recurrence, permanent stoma formation, and poor bowel function. Anastomosis between the colon and rectum is a particularly high risk. Traditional management mandates laparotomy, disassembly of the anastomosis, and formation of an often-permanent stoma. After laparoscopic colorectal surgery it may be possible to manage anastomotic failure with laparoscopy, thus avoiding laparotomy. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of the laparoscopic management of failed low colorectal anastomoses...
August 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681261/laparoscopic-ileal-interposition-with-diverted-sleeve-gastrectomy-versus-laparoscopic-transit-bipartition-with-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-better-glycemic-outcomes-in-t2dm-patients
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Serdar Yormaz, Huseyin Yılmaz, Ilhan Ece, Mustafa Sahin
BACKGROUND: Metabolic procedures provide better outcomes for obese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our aim was to compare the glycemic regulation in patients that have undergone the laparoscopic ileal interposition with diverted sleeve gastrectomy (II-DSG), laparoscopic transit bipartition with sleeve gastrectomy (TB-SG), and laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) throughout a 12-month follow-up period retrospectively. METHODS: This study considered patients with T2DM who underwent metabolic procedures...
July 5, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673805/a-new-synthetic-model-for-microvascular-anastomosis-training-a-randomized-comparative-study-between-silicone-and-polyvinyl-alcohol-gelatin-tubes
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Michael Atlan, Alexandre G Lellouch, Josette Legagneux, Marc Chaouat, Alain-Charles Masquelet, Didier Letourneur
INTRODUCTION: Assessment of a resident's microsurgical competency with the rodent model remains the current gold standard. However, cost and ethical issues related to animal welfare may limit training opportunities. Therefore, synthetic alternatives such as silicone tubes have been developed to provide easy access to training, shorten the learning curve, and have been incorporated into microsurgical courses as a low-fidelity model for basic skills acquisition. This study compares the use of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) gelatin tubes with silicone for resident microsurgical training...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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