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David Pitskhelauri, Elina Kudieva, Dmitrii Moshchev, Evgeny Ananev, Michail Shifrin, Gleb Danilov, Tatiana Melnikova-Pitskhelauri, Igor Kachkov, Andrey Bykanov, Alexander Sanikidze
OBJECTIVE: A pseudomeningocele and an incisional cerebrospinal fluid leak are considered frequent complications following neurosurgical operations. The rate of these complications especially increases following neurosurgical procedures on the posterior cranial fossae. According to some publications, the rate of pseudomeningoceles has been reported as high as 40%, whereas that of incisional cerebrospinal fluid leaks is up to 17%. For the purposes of reducing the risk of these complications after a midline suboccipital craniotomy, we propose suturing the arachnoid membrane of the cisterna magna...
March 20, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
Rajiv N Srinivasa, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Joseph J Gemmete, Anthony N Hage, Ravi N Srinivasa
INTRODUCTION: To report the technical and clinical success of performing minimally invasive endolymphatic embolization in neonates presenting with a chylothorax or chylous ascites. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 3 neonates, 2 males and 1 female, with a mean age of 28 days (range: 19-39 days) presented with a chylothorax (2) or chylous ascites (1) which was refractory to conservative management. All 3 patients (1 previously reported) underwent intranodal lymphangiography followed by thoracic duct embolization with 1 patient undergoing additional sclerosis of the retroperitoneal abdominal lymphatics...
March 7, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
María Elena Arnáiz-García, Jose María González-Santos, Javier López-Rodríguez, Ana María Arnáiz-García, Javier Arnáiz
Postoperative bleeding with its important socioeconomic cost is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. It causes hemodynamic instability, increases blood loss, and multiplies the number of transfusions required. Especially in vascular or aortic surgery, postoperative bleeding can become a life-threatening complication due to anticoagulant or antiaggregation preoperative status or postoperative coagulation dysfunction after a high level of heparinization. Presently described is the case of a patient who underwent an aortic valve and ascending aorta replacement...
March 2018: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Changwan Ryu, Daniel Boffa, Kyle Bramley, Margaret Pisani, Jonathan Puchalski
RATIONALE: Airway stabilization for severe, symptomatic tracheobronchomalacia (TBM) may be accomplished by silicone Y-stent placement. Common complications of the Y-stent include mucus plugging and granulation tissue formation. PATIENT CONCERNS: We describe a rare case of massive hemoptysis originating from a silicone Y-stent placed for TBM. DIAGNOSES: An emergent bronchoscopy showed an actively bleeding, pulsatile vessel at the distal end of the left bronchial limb of the Y-stent...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Rebeca Blázquez, Francisco Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Verónica Álvarez, Alejandra Usón, Federica Marinaro, Javier G Casado
Surgical meshes are effective and frequently used to reinforce soft tissues. Fibrin glue (FG) has been widely used for mesh fixation and is also considered an optimal vehicle for stem cell delivery. The aim of this preclinical study was to evaluate the therapeutic effect of MSCs and their exosomes combined with FG for the treatment of incisional hernia. A murine incisional hernia model was used to implant surgical meshes and different treatments with FG, MSCs and exo-MSCs were applied. The implanted meshes were evaluated at day 7 by anatomopathology, cellular analysis of infiltrating leukocytes and gene expression analysis of TH1/TH2 cytokines, MMPs, TIMPs and collagens...
February 17, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
David L Penn, John H Chi
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March 1, 2018: Neurosurgery
Daniel Vázquez-Vicente, Bárbara Fernández Del Bas, José García Villayzán, Javier Plaza Arranz, Luis Chiva
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective was to review/learn a surgical technique not very well known by gynecologic oncologists. DESIGN: Level of evidence: III SETTING: Review of a surgical technique with emphasis on the paraaortic sentinel lymph nodes using indocyanine green. INTERVENTION: The film features the following steps to perform the procedure: 1. Creating a retroperitoneal window. 2. What to do if the peritoneum is torn. 3. Finding the psoas muscle, right ureter, and common iliac artery...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Zhenmi Liu, Jo C Dumville, Gill Norman, Maggie J Westby, Jane Blazeby, Emma McFarlane, Nicky J Welton, Louise O'Connor, Julie Cawthorne, Ryan P George, Emma J Crosbie, Amber D Rithalia, Hung-Yuan Cheng
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infection (SSI) rates vary from 1% to 5% in the month following surgery. Due to the large number of surgical procedures conducted annually, the costs of these SSIs can be considerable in financial and social terms. Many interventions are used with the aim of reducing the risk of SSI in people undergoing surgery. These interventions can be broadly delivered at three stages: preoperatively, intraoperatively and postoperatively. The intraoperative interventions are largely focused on decontamination of skin using soap and antiseptics; the use of barriers to prevent movement of micro-organisms into incisions; and optimising the patient's own bodily functions to promote best recovery...
February 6, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jean-François Boursier, Jean Bassanino, Dimitri Leperlier
Objectives The objective was to describe the use of a bipolar vessel sealant device for complete ovariohysterectomy in cats - both the ovarian pedicle and the uterine body and vessels - and to report on the feasibility of ovariohysterectomy in cats with pyometra. Methods Cats with confirmed pyometra and whose owners agreed to the surgical procedure were prospectively included in the study. Ovaries were visualised and the vessel sealant device was used to coagulate and cut the suspensory ligament, the ovarian pedicle and the broad ligament up to the level of the uterine body...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
N Musa, F Aquilino, P Panzera, G Martines
AIM: Enterocutaneous (EC) fistula is an abnormal communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the skin. The majority of EC fistulas result from surgery. Only 15-25% of EC fistulas are spontaneous and they often result from underlying diseases such as Crohn's disease, radiation and chemotherapy. CASE REPORT: A 62-year old woman who, in 2012, underwent Pylorus-preserving cephalic pancreaticoduodenectomy (PPPD sec. Traverso-Longmire), due to an advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (pT3N1M1)...
September 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
Michael T Richardson, Leah M Backhus, Mark F Berry, Daniel G Vail, Kelsey C Ayers, Jalen A Benson, Prasha Bhandari, Mehran Teymourtash, Joseph B Shrager
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether surgeon selection of instrumentation and other supplies during video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy (VATSL) can safely reduce intraoperative costs. METHODS: In this retrospective, cost-focused review of all video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery anatomic lung resections performed by 2 surgeons at a single institution between 2010 and 2014, we compared VATSL hospital costs and perioperative outcomes between the surgeons, as well as costs of VATSL compared with thoracotomy lobectomy (THORL)...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Marco Chiarelli, Pietro Achilli, Angelo Guttadauro, Giuseppe Vertemati, Sabina Terragni, Matilde De Simone, Ugo Cioffi
Chylothorax is a severe condition resulting from the accumulation of chyle into the pleural space. We report the treatment of postoperative chylothorax after resection of mediastinal ganglioneuroma in a 17-year-old boy. Since conservative measures were not effective, we performed direct ligation of lymphatic vessels and pleurodesis. At subsequent surgical re-exploration for persisting chylothorax, accurate inspection of pleural cavity revealed residual chyle leakage. Fibrin sealant patches (TachoSil® ) were placed over the source of leak with complete resolution of chylous effusion...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Niki Bayat, Yi Zhang, Paulo Falabella, Roby Menefee, John J Whalen, Mark S Humayun, Mark E Thompson
Open globe injuries are full-thickness injuries sustained to the eye wall (cornea or sclera), which cause immediate drops in intraocular pressure that may lead to retinal detachment and permanent vision loss if not treated rapidly after injury. The current standard of care for open globe injuries consists of suturing the margins closed, but the technique can be time-consuming, requires specialized training and equipment, and can lead to patient discomfort, abrasion, and infection from eye rubbing. We engineered an injectable, thermoresponsive sealant (TRS) and a custom tool to occlude open globe injuries...
December 6, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
Alexander C Engels, Luc Joyeux, Johannes Van der Merwe, Julio Jimenez, Savitree Prapanus, David W Barrett, Che Connon, Tina T Chowdhury, Anna L David, Jan Deprest
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate novel sealing techniques for their biocompatibility and sealing capacity of iatrogenic fetal membrane defects in a pregnant rabbit model. METHOD: At day 23 of gestation (term = d31), a standardized fetoscopy was performed through a 14G cannula. The resulting fetal membrane defect was closed with condensed collagen, collagen with fibrinogen, Tissuepatch, Duraseal, or a conventional collagen plug (Lyostypt) as reference. At d30, the fetuses were harvested and full thickness fetal membrane samples were analyzed...
January 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
Katherine Giuliano, Aslam Ejaz, Jin He
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death in the Unites States and is rising in incidence. For the 15-25% of patients who do not have either metastatic or locally advanced disease, surgical resection with pancreaticoduodenectomy is the standard of care and results in improved 5-year survival of 15-25%. While mortality at high-volume centers is less than 5%, morbidity remains high at approximately 30-45%. This paper reviews technical aspects of pancreaticoduodenectomy and their outcomes...
September 26, 2017: Chinese Clinical Oncology
Nahidh Hasaniya, Anees Razzouk, Jennifer Newcombe, Dana Hassneiah, Jessica Heimes, Joshua Gysbers, Timothy Martens, Leonard Bailey
BACKGROUND: Adhesions encountered during reoperative cardiac surgery can prolong operative time and increase operative risk. The purpose of this clinical study was to investigate the antiadhesion property of a synthetic bioabsorbable polymer spray after cardiac reoperations in infants. METHODS: A prospective randomized double-blinded study was designed. Forty infants requiring staged cardiac operations were randomly allocated to a study group (n = 20) or a control group (n = 20)...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jan Hoffmann
Abnormalities of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pressure are relatively common and may lead to a variety of symptoms, with headache usually being the most prominent one. The clinical presentation of alterations in CSF pressure may vary significantly and show a striking similitude to several primary headache syndromes. While an increase in CSF pressure may be of primary or secondary origin, a pathologic decrease of CSF pressure is usually the result of a meningeal rupture with a resulting leakage of CSF. The pathophysiologic mechanisms of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) remain largely unknown...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Neel Desai, Nick Schofield, Toby Richards
Anemia is common in elective surgery and is an independent risk factor for morbidity and mortality. Historical management of anemia has focused on the use of allogeneic blood transfusion but this in itself is not without risk. It too has been independently associated with morbidity and mortality, let alone the costs and relative shortage of this resource. In recognition of this, patient blood management (PBM) shifts the focus from the product to the patient and views the patient's own blood as a resource that should be conserved and managed appropriately as a standard of care...
October 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Yun Wong, Lucy Clarke, Gordon Lau
Anophthalmic socket cysts are challenging to remove and incomplete excision has been shown to increase the risk of recurrence. This case series describes a novel technique utilising the fibrin sealant Tisseel (Baxter AG, Vienna, Austria) to retain the socket cyst integrity during surgical removal to facilitate its complete excision. Five patients were included and followed up for a minimum of 1 year, and there were no signs of recurrence in any of the cases. The surgical technique is described and illustrated...
October 23, 2017: Orbit
E Grambow, T Heller, P Wieneke, C Weiß, E Klar, M Weinrich
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasound is the first choice in diagnostics and surveillance of stenoses of the internal carotid arteries before and even after surgery. Therefore, the quality of duplex ultrasound is crucial to investigate these vascular pathologies. OBJECTIVE: Aim of this study was the evaluation whether different surgical techniques affect the postoperative quality of duplex ultrasound. METHODS: In a time period from January to May 2015 duplex ultrasound of the cervical vessels was performed in 75 patients after unilateral endarterectomy of the internal carotid artery at our department between 2006 and 2012...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
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