6,107 results match your criteria Acta chirurgica Belgica[Journal]


Tailgut cyst: report of three cases and review of the literature.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 18:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

b Department of General and Abdominal Surgery , GZA Hospitals, Campus Sint-Augustinus , Wilrijk , Belgium.

Introduction: Tailgut cysts or retrorectal cystic hamartomas are congenital developmental lesions which are often misdiagnosed due to their rare incidence, anatomical position and variable clinical presentation.

Case Report: We report three clinical cases: one of a 67-year old woman with high fever and anal bulging; the second case was a 50-year old woman with diffuse abdominal pain and the third case was a 52-year old woman with high fever and no abdominal or rectal pain. The rectal examination and MRI indicated the presence of a tailgut cyst. Read More

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February 2019

PEComa of the talus: a unique case of a soft tissue tumor within bone.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 17:1-5. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

b Service de chirurgie orthopédique , Andrei Clinic Hospital, Regina Maria, Medicova , Bucarest , Romania.

Introduction: Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor (PEComa) is a family of rare mesenchymal tumors composed of histologically and immunohistochemically distinctive perivascular epithelioid cells (PECs). These tumors have been described at multiple anatomic sites. PEComas presenting in bone are especially rare and they have been reported to be either primary or metastatic lesions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2017.1394658DOI Listing
February 2019

Secretan's syndrome: case report.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 14:1-2. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

a Leuven University Hospital Pellenberg , Pellenberg , Belgium.

Secretan's syndrome is a rare clinical condition with recurrent swelling of the forearm and dorsum of the hand, together with flexion contracture of the fingers and a thumb that is spared. The disease is associated with automutilation. We present a typical case of a 42-year old women with Secretan's syndrome. Read More

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February 2019

Comparison of stump closure techniques during laparoscopic appendectomies for complicated appendicitis - results from Pol-LA (Polish laparoscopic appendectomy) multicenter large cohort study.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 12:1-8. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

a 2nd Department of General Surgery , Jagiellonian University Medical College , Kraków , Poland.

Background: In general, the three main options for stump closure in laparoscopic appendectomy are clips, endoscopic staplers and endoloops. However, there is no gold standard, especially regarding complicated acute appendicitis which is generally associated with worse outcomes.

Objectives: We aimed to assess the outcomes of different stump closure techniques during laparoscopic appendectomies for complicated appendicitis Methods: Our multicenter observational study of 18 surgical units assessed the outcomes of 1269 laparoscopic appendectomies for complicated appendicitis that used the three main stump closure techniques: clips, staplers and endoloops. Read More

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February 2019
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Long-term results of secondary biliary repair for cholecystectomy-related bile duct injury: results of a tertiary referral center.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 7:1-10. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

a Department of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation , Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc , Brussels , Belgium.

Background: Management of bile duct injury (BDI) after cholecystectomy is challenging. The authors analyzed their center's 49-year experience.

Methods: From 1968 to 2016, 120 consecutive patients were managed in a tertiary HBP center, 105 referred from other centers (Group A), 15 from our center (Group B). Read More

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February 2019
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An air-containing mediastinal mass in a patient with a primary adenocarcinoma of the right lung.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

b Department of Thoracic Surgery, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel , Brussels , Belgium.

Objective: The following case report elicits the treatment of a 55-year-old male who was diagnosed with a surinfected mediastinal chyloma as a complication of mediastinoscopy and radiotherapy for a primary adenocarcinoma of the right lung (cT2aN2M0).

Methods: The patient was admitted to the hospital after radiographical imaging showed a surinfected mediastinal chyloma. CT-guided percutaneous drainage was performed and via gastroscopy a fistula was diagnosed for which a full covered stent was placed. Read More

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February 2019
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Cutaneous adverse effects of methylene blue in an animal skin-flap model.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 6:1-6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

a General Surgery Department , Kocaeli University School of Medicine , Kocaeli , Turkey.

Background And Objectives: Sentinel lymph node biopsy is important for metastasis surveillance in the management of a number of human cancers. Identification of sentinel lymph nodes may be facilitated by the use of several methods including methylene blue injection. However tissue necrosis is a known effect of methylene blue application. Read More

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February 2019
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Pediatric tumors of the buccal fat pad: lipoma and hemangioma.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 5:1-3. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

a Section of Pediatric Plastic Surgery , Gregorio Marañón University Hospital , Madrid , Spain.

Background: The buccal fat pad (BFP) has prompted numerous publications in anatomy, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery over the years; however, description of surgical treatment of pathologic conditions affecting this space is rare, especially in children. An extensive search of the English literature retrieved only five lipomas and one hemangioma in this age group.

Methods: The authors report on two of these exceptional pediatric tumors of the BFP: one lipoma and one hemangioma referred to the outpatient clinic for diagnosis and treatment. Read More

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February 2019
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Treatment of two newborns with esophageal atresia and distal tracheoesophageal fistula complicated by gastric perforation: choosing the simple way.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 4:1-4. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

c Department of Pediatrics , Bahat Hospital , Sultangazi , Turkey.

Objective: Gastric distention and perforation are possible results in a preterm newborn with esophageal atresia and distal tracheoesophageal fistula, especially when there is a need for mechanical ventilatory support. The results of the reported cases treated with emergency thoracotomy and fistula ligation after gastrostomy are not very satisfactory. Sometimes simple temporary solutions can be useful for stabilization and allow safety for required surgical treatment for later. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2018.1564491DOI Listing
February 2019
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Investigation of proper hepatic artery and gastroduodenal artery variations by multidetector computed tomography angiography method.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 4:1-14. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

c Department of Radiology , Memorial Hospital , Diyarbakır , Turkey.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical anatomic variations of the proper hepatic artery (PHA) and the gastroduodenal artery (GDA). For this purpose, angiographic images of patients were evaluated.

Materials And Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the multiple-detector computed tomography angiography images of 671 patients. Read More

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February 2019
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Philip Henry Mules (1843-1905) and his innovations in ocular surgery.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 24:1-3. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

f 1st Ophthalmological Department, Medical School , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Athens , Greece.

Introduction: The aim of the present study is to present an historical overview of the innovations in ocular surgery introduced by the very important surgeon, but mainly unknown, Philip Henry Mules (1843-1905).

Methods: Philip Henry Mules introduced the Mules' evisceration operation and the Mules' ptosis operation. He also invented surgical instruments such as Mules' scoop, Mules' repository, and Mules' enucleation scissors. Read More

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January 2019
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The discovery of the lymphatic system in the seventeenth century. Part V: an ode to the nerves.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 21:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 21.

a Department of Vascular Surgery , University Hospitals , Leuven , Belgium.

The English anatomists Francis Glisson and Thomas Wharton introduced theories on the use of recently discovered lymphatic system in the1650s. Their main idea was that membranous tissues were supplied by nerves with a vital fluid produced within nutritive glands, to be carried to the brain and thence from the brain to all membranous tissues, including glands. They stated that the distribution of the vital fluid was based on the similarity between its ingredients and the needs of the recipient tissues, and not on the weight, size or location of pores encountered, as maintained by Descartes. Read More

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January 2019
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A systematic review of the literature reporting on randomised controlled trials comparing treatments for faecal incontinence in adults.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 15;119(1):1-15. Epub 2019 Jan 15.

d Department of Colorectal Surgery , Singapore General Hospital , Singapore , Singapore.

Aim: To perform a review of the literature reporting on randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing treatments for faecal incontinence (FI) in adults.

Methods: A literature search of MEDLINE, Embase, Science Citation Index Expanded and Cochrane was performed in order to identify RCTs reporting on treatments for FI.

Results: The review included 60 RCTs reporting on 4838 patients with a mean age ranging from 36. Read More

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February 2019
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Gallbladder torsion: a cholecystectomy that cannot be delayed.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 11:1-3. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Department of Digestive Surgery , Université Libre de Bruxelles , Brussels , Belgium.

Gallbladder torsion is a rare entity, where the gallbladder twisted around its mesentery. Unfortunately, the diagnosis is rarely done preoperatively. This paper aims, through a case report, to describe the risk factors and the radiological criteria used to diagnose gallbladder torsion, in order to avoid a rapidly unfavourable evolution and the need to proceed to emergency cholecystectomy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2018.1553819DOI Listing
January 2019
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Blunt injury of popliteal artery.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 11:1-2. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

a Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery , Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center , Taipei , Taiwan.

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January 2019
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Paclitaxel drug-coated balloon angioplasty for the treatment of failing arteriovenous fistulas: a single-center experience.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 11:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

d Department of Vascular Surgery , University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven , Belgium.

Objectives: To report our experience of angioplasty with Lutonix (Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc., Tempe, AZ) drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the treatment of failing arteriovenous fistulas (AVF).

Materials And Methods: Retrospective, single-center analysis consisting of 14 patients treated with Lutonix paclitaxel DCBs in the period from July 2015 through April 2017. Read More

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January 2019
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Is ITP really a desirable indication for teaching laparoscopic splenectomy? Cohort study.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 9:1-8. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

a 2nd Department of General Surgery , Jagiellonian University Medical College , Kraków , Poland.

Background: We aimed to evaluate the outcomes of laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) compared with operated for other indications.

Methods: Retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent LS in 1998-2017. Group 1 consisted of 256 patients operated for ITP, and Group 2 of 231 operated for other indications. Read More

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January 2019
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Cholecystectomy during esophagectomy is safe but unnecessary.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 8:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

e Department of upper GI surgery , Humanitas Research Hospital - Humanitas University , Rozzano (Milano) , Italy.

Background: Prophylactic cholecystectomy has been proposed as a concomitant procedure during upper gastrointestinal surgery. This study evaluates the safety and the need of concurrent cholecystectomy during esophagectomy for cancer.

Methods: All consecutive esophagectomies for esophageal cancer at the Center for Esophageal Diseases in Padova (Italy) between 1992 and 2011 were included. Read More

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January 2019
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Treatment of solitary thyroid nodules according to size, preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology and frozen section: a retrospective single centre study.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 7:1-9. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Thoracic Surgery , Erasme University Hospital , Brussels , Belgium.

Background: In order to avoid unnecessary thyroidectomies, it is important to predict the nature of thyroid nodules the more accurately possible. The size of the nodule as a predictive factor for malignancy is very controversial. Another point of debate is the accuracy of preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and frozen section (FS). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2018.1527566DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prognostic value and impact of cerebral metastases in pancreatic cancer.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 7:1-5. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of General and Visceral Surgery , St. Josef-Hospital, Ruhr-University Bochum , Bochum , Germany.

Background: Pancreatic cancer is a fatal disease most often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Most patients already suffer from irresectable tumor or distant metastases being most commonly found in the liver or the lung. However, cerebral metastases occur extremely rare. Read More

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January 2019
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The usefulness of the status of extranodal tumor extension as a factor that can predict the recurrence of stage III colorectal cancer.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Jan 7:1-6. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

a Department of Surgery , College of Medicine, Hanyang University , Seoul , Korea.

Background: Extranodal tumor extension (ENTE) is considered a poor prognostic factor in colorectal cancer (CRC). This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for recurrence according to ENTE status in stage III CRC.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 169 consecutive stage III CRC patients. Read More

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January 2019
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Risk stratification of the thyroid nodule with Bethesda indeterminate cytology, category III, IV, V on the one surgeon-performed US-guided fine-needle aspiration with 27-gauge needle, verified by histopathology of thyroidectomy: the additional value of one surgeon-performed elastography.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 4;119(1):38-46. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

d Department of General and Endocrine Surgery , OLV Ziekenhuis Aalst , Aalst , Belgium.

Background: The aim is to assess the value of strain elastography (SE) in differentiating likelihood of malignancy for the thyroid nodules, possessing the Bethesda Category III, IV, and V indeterminate cytology.

Methods: The data was obtained by ultrasonography (US)-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-g-FNA) via 27-gauge needle, with the verification of indicated thyroidectomies in a retrospective analysis, from April 2010 to April 2014, by enrolling the documents of 262 consecutive patients, with 327 thyroid nodules, subjected to one-surgeon performed neck US, SE, and US-g-FNA with 27-G needle to rule out the malignancy.

Results: 122 of 327 cases were Bethesda Category III, IV, and V with histopathologically benign, 110 (90. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00015458.2018.1551769DOI Listing
February 2019
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Vesalius criticism on Galen's musculoskeletal anatomy.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Dec 31:1-5. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

b Department of Anatomy School of Medicine , National and Kapodistrian University of Athens , Athens , Greece.

Galen of Pergamum (129-216/217 AD), an important Greek physician, influenced the history of medicine for more than 1400 years. However, Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564), after performing dissections of human cadavers, remarked that Galen made several mistakes due to the fact that his dissections were on animals, particularly on apes. The current study summarizes the main points in which Vesalius criticized Galen in terms of the musculoskeletal anatomy. Read More

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December 2018
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Prognostic significance of immunohistochemical markers in adrenocortical carcinoma.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 30:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

a 1 Emergency Centre, Clinical Centre of Serbia, Faculty of Medicine , University of Belgrade , Belgrade , Serbia.

Background: To present basic demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC), to determine the overall survival rate and to analyze the results of immunohistochemical staining and its correlation with the length of survival.

Material And Methods: The study was conducted during the period between 1996 and 2010 and included 30 patients with ACC. Immunohistochemical staining (MMP9, melan A, inhibin, caltretinin, D2-40, synaptophysin and Ki-67) was performed. Read More

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November 2018
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Lipid profile change after bariatric surgeries: laparoscopic gastric plication versus mini gastric bypass.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 19:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

d Students' Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences , Tehran , Iran.

Introduction: Bariatric surgeries are known to have profound effects on lipid profile. Laparoscopic gastric plication (LGP) has been shown to have a comparable effect on weight loss rather than Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and mini gastric bypass (MGB). But the post-operative effect on lipid profile is not well-compared. Read More

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November 2018
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Pancreatic fistula rates after internal and external stenting of the pancreatojejunostomy anastomosis following pancreatoduodenectomy.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 13:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

b Gülhane Training and Research Hospital , Health Sciences University , Ankara , Turkey.

Background: This retrospective comparative case series study aims to analyze the pancreatic fistula rates of internal and external stenting of the pancreatojejunostomy (PJ) anastomosis in patients who underwent pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) for periampullary tumors.

Methods: Ninety-eight patients with periampullary tumors who were operated between 2010 and 2017 were enrolled in this study. A classic open PD with Roux-en-Y PJ reconstruction was performed in all cases. Read More

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November 2018
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Abdominal aortic and iliac aneurysm presented as lower limb deep vein thrombosis: case report.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 13:1-3. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

d Department of Pathology, School of Medicine , Univerisity Zagreb , Zurich , Switzerland.

Introduction: We report a rare case of a symptomatic abdominal aneurysm presented as a lower limb deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Case Presentation: A 63-year old male presented to our hospital with a recent progressive onset of the right lower limb swelling and pain. The patient had a history of a previous cardiovascular disease. Read More

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November 2018
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Massive femur defect after Ewing's sarcoma resection reconstructed with a free vascularised fibular graft in a four-year-old girl.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 11:1-5. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

a Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , Antwerp University Hospital , Antwerp , Belgium.

Background: Ewing's sarcoma is the second most common primary malignant bone tumour in children. Depending on localisation and extent, massive bone defects remain when curative surgery is performed. Whereas in the past, limb amputation was often unavoidable to obtain curative resection, nowadays different limb saving reconstructive options are available. Read More

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November 2018
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Damage control surgery for perforated diverticulitis: a two center experience with two different abdominal negative pressure therapy devices.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 2:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Department of Visceral , Transplant and Thoracic Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck , Innsbruck , Austria.

Purpose: The adoption of abdominal negative pressure therapy (NPT) during urgent laparotomy has shown to be helpful to control abdominal sepsis, improve morbidity and increase anastomosis rate. The aim of this study was to compare feasibility and outcome of two different abdominal negative pressure devices.

Methods: The retrospective two-center study includes 78 consecutive patients with perforated sigmoid diverticulitis, who underwent urgent laparotomy using the ABThera™ (KCI, Wien, Austria) abdominal NPT device (Group A, n = 51) or the Suprasorb® CNP (Lohmann & Rauscher, Wien, Austria) abdominal NPT device (Group B, n = 27). Read More

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November 2018
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Septic superficial thrombophlebitis in Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 2:1-2. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Department of Vascular Surgery , KAT General Hospital , Athens , Greece.

This is a rare case of a young patient with Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome that presented with extensive septic superficial thrombophlebitis of the lower extremity. Treatment included intravenous antibiotics based on cultures, anticoagulant therapy as well as surgical removal of thrombi. Read More

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November 2018
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Thyroglossal duct cysts in children: a 30-year survey with emphasis on clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and outcome.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 2:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Department of Pediatric Surgery , University Hospital Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Brussels , Belgium.

Background: Thyroglossal duct cysts (TGDC) are one of the most common congenital anomalies found in the anterior neck region of children. Sistrunk's procedure, described in 1920 already, is still considered as the gold standard. However, clinical reality shows that in a minority of patients, marsupialization and simple cyst excision are still performed as well. Read More

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November 2018
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Mucin-producing hepatic cystic neoplasms: an uncommon but challenging disease often misdiagnosed and mismanaged.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 2:1-10. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Hepato-Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Department of Abdominal Surgery and Transplantation , Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) , Brussels , Belgium.

Background: Mucin-producing hepatic cystic neoplasms (MHCN) are uncommon and potentially malignant.

Methods: Nine MHCN were encountered in our centre for over 32 years. Patients' clinical, biological, radiological and pathological features were reviewed. Read More

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November 2018
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The influence of bariatric surgery on serum levels of irisin and nesfatin-1.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Nov 2:1-7. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

a Department of Medical Physiology , Jagiellonian University Medical College , Cracow , Poland.

Introduction: Bariatric surgery is associated with multiple endocrine and metabolic changes. Irisin and nesfatin-1 have recently been described as regulatory peptides involved in obesity-related insulin resistance. Our aim was to analyze the changes of those two molecules observed in patients after bariatric procedures. Read More

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November 2018
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Surgical treatment of polydactyly and syndactyly during the 4th century AD.

Acta Chir Belg 2019 Feb 2;119(1):64-65. Epub 2018 Nov 2.

b Department of History of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine , University of Crete , Heraklion , Greece.

Introduction: Polydactyly, or polydactylism, is a common congenital disorder of the limbs, consisting of any digit duplication beyond the normal five. The term syndactyly refers to fused digits. We herein present a thorough description of these diseases together with their surgical treatment, provided by Oribasius, a Byzantine physician of the 4th century. Read More

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February 2019
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Emphysematous cholecystitis and cholecystocolic fistula.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 29:1-2. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

a Department of General and Digestive Surgery , Hospital Universitario de la Princesa , Madrid , Spain.

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October 2018
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Assessment of the optimal timing for early laparoscopic cholecystectomy in acute cholecystitis: a prospective study of the Club Coelio.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 25:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

d CHU - UCL , Namur - Godinne , Belgium.

Background: The optimal timing for cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis remains controversial. The aim of this study is to assess prospectively the impact of the duration of symptoms on outcomes in early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (ELC) for acute cholecystitis.

Methods: The series consisted of 276 consecutive patients who underwent ELC for acute cholecystitis in 2016. Read More

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October 2018
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Low Hartmann's procedure or intersphincteric abdominoperineal resection in the primary treatment of low rectal cancer; a survey among surgeons evaluating current practice.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 17:1-5. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

a Department of Surgery , Tergooi Hospital , Hilversum , The Netherlands.

Background: Low Hartmann's procedure (LHP) and intersphincteric abdominoperineal resection (iAPR) are both surgical options in the treatment of distal rectal cancer when there is no intention to restore bowel continuity. This study aimed to evaluate current practice among members of the Dutch Association of Coloproctology (WCP).

Methods: An online survey among members of the WCP who represent 66 Dutch hospitals was conducted. Read More

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October 2018
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Survival following rectal cancer surgery: does the age matter?

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 9:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

a Department of Colorectal Surgery , Colchester Hospital University , Colchester , UK.

Introduction: Information regarding rectal cancer surgery outcomes and survival benefits in the elderly is sparse. Radical rectal surgery can be associated with substantial morbidity and mortality. We investigated age-specific survival for patients undergoing radical rectal surgery to determine outcomes in elderly patients Methods: Over a 10-year period data on all patients who underwent rectal cancer surgery was performed. Read More

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October 2018
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Internal herniation through the foramen of Winslow: a case report.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 4:1-3. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

a Department of Surgery , Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel , Jette , Vlaams Brabant , Belgium.

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October 2018
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Intrathoracic hooked wire migration managed by minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 3:1-4. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

b Department of Vascular and Thoracic Surgery , St Pierre University Hospital , Brussels , Belgium.

Background: Needle-guided localization wire is widely used to locate non-palpable breast lesion before surgery. A rare complication of this technique is wire migration. We report a case of an intrathoracic hooked wire migration in a 41-year-old female treated by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Read More

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October 2018
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Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of pericardial hydatid cyst.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 3:1-3. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

d Chest Disease, Istanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction: We would like to present video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for the treatment of pericardial hydatid cyst.

Patient And Method: Thirty two-year-old female patient was referred for evaluation of a left mediastinal mass. Magnetic resonance image, computed tomography and transesophageal echocardiography confirmed a well circumscribed mass with compatible hydatid cyst at the left pericardial wall end of the differantial diagnosis. Read More

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October 2018
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Hypermetabolic lesion in the prevascular mediastinum - always a thymoma/lymphoma?

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 1:1-2. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

a AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV , Brugge , Belgium.

Cholesterol granuloma is a foreign-body giant cell reaction that can occur in response to the presence of cholesterol crystals. They are usually found in the middle ear, paranasal sinuses or mastoid process due to chronic inflammation. Presentation in the prevascular mediastinum is a rare finding. Read More

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October 2018
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Does a retrorectal tumour remain a challenge for surgeons?

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 1:1-5. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

a Center of Abdominal Surgery , Vilnius University , Vilnius , Lithuania.

Background: Retrorectal tumours are lesions with a wide range of histological differentiation that are often diagnostic and clinical challenges due to their rare occurrence. Many cases of this pathology are treated in regional hospitals, which results in serious complications because physicians fail to recognize this pathology. We present our experience in treating these tumours. Read More

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October 2018
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Incisional Hernia Repair of Medium- and Large-Sized Defects: Laparoscopic IPOM Versus Open SUBLAY Technique.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 1:1-5. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

b Department of General, Visceral and Minimally Invasive Surgery , Helios Clinic Emil von Behring , Berlin , Germany.

Background: Small incisional hernias can be repaired laparoscopically with low morbidity and reasonable recurrence rates. The aim of this study was to compare laparoscopic with open technique in medium- and large-sized defects regarding postoperative complications and recurrence rates.

Methods: Between 2012 and 2016, 102 patients with medium- or large-sized defects according to EHS classification underwent incisional hernia repair. Read More

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October 2018
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Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage after a high energetic trauma: a case report and review of current literature.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Oct 1:1-5. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

a Departments of Critical Care Medicine, Hepatobiliary, Transplantation and Endocrine Surgery , Antwerp University Hospital University of Antwerp , Edegem , Belgium.

Most adrenal injuries are asymptomatic. In traumatic events, adrenal haemorrhage is very likely to be accompanied by injuries to other organs. Isolated adrenal injury after trauma is very rare and mostly unilateral. Read More

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October 2018
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Meckel's diverticulum in the adult: surgical treatment.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Sep 27:1-5. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

a Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa , Madrid , SPAIN.

Introduction: Management of asymptomatic Meckel's diverticulum (MD) incidentally discovered in adults remains controversial. The aim of this study was to determine if incidental diverticula should be removed.

Materials And Methods: We reviewed a consecutive series of patients surgically managed from January 1994 to December 2016. Read More

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September 2018
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Is there a difference in laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in a teaching hospital or a general hospital in The Netherlands?

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Sep 26:1-7. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

a Department of Surgery , VieCuri Medical Centre , Venlo , The Netherlands.

Introduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy may have a complicated course with severe complications such as bile duct injury. Studies in other countries than the Netherlands report ambivalent results regarding the influence of a residency program on patient safety, efficacy and financial consequences. This study aims to determine whether there is a difference between laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in a teaching hospital or a non-teaching general hospital in Dutch clinics. Read More

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September 2018
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Fistula-tract Laser Closure (FiLaC™) for complex urethroperineal fistula.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Dec 12;118(6):398-401. Epub 2018 Sep 12.

b Department of Abdominal Surgery , University Hospital of Antwerp , Edegem , Belgium.

Background: Fistula formation in hidradenitis suppurativa follows an uncontrolled infection with subcutaneous tracts leading to 'watering-can' or 'pus-pot' perineum. Closure of this type of fistula implies major surgery and is bound to fail in refractory inflammatory environment. Minimally invasive techniques have become the first line of choice in every type of surgery. Read More

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December 2018
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How to treat hepatic pulmonary fusion: case report with review of literature.

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Sep 11:1-3. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

a Department of Pediatric Surgery "A" , Children Hospital "Bechir Hamza" of Tunis, Université de Tunis El Manar Faculté de Médecine de Tunis , Tunis , Tunisia.

Introduction: Hepatic pulmonary fusion (HPF) occurring with right diaphragmatic hernia is rare. Some sporadic reports exist in the literature. It may range from just fibrovascular communication to complete parenchymal fusion which may be complex to divide. Read More

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September 2018
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Pancreaticoduodenectomy for periampullary cancer: does the tumour entity influence perioperative morbidity and long-term outcome?

Acta Chir Belg 2018 Dec 11;118(6):341-347. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

b Department of Surgery , Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin , Berlin , Germany.

Background: Malignant tumours of the periampullary region include ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas (Pan-Ca), distal bile duct cancer (DBDC) and adenocarcinoma of the ampulla (Amp-Ca). The present retrospective clinical study was designed to evaluate the influence of tumour entity on postoperative complications and identify risk factors predicting survival and morbidity.

Methods: We retrospectively analysed data from all patients who underwent pancreatic resection for periampullary cancer with curative intent (R0 or R1). Read More

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December 2018
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