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The histopathologic effects of L-carnitine in Sodium Taurocholate Induced Severe Pancreatitis Model.

Int Surg 2016 Apr 27. Epub 2016 Apr 27.

7 Dept. of General Surgery, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: To evaluate the histopathologic effects of L-carnitine (LC) in an experimental severe pancreatitis (SP) model induced with sodium taurocholate (STC).

Summary Of Background Data: LC is an amino acid-like molecule that plays an active role in transporting fatty acids and producing Acetyl CoA in mitochondrial matrix for β-oxidation to provide energy which is needed for metabolism. It has ameliorative effects on cell injury demonstrated in many studies. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-16-00058.1DOI Listing
April 2016
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DOES NEUTROPHIL TO LYMPHOCYTE RATIO PREDICT HOSPITAL STAY IN APPENDECTOMY PATIENTS?

Int Surg 2016 Apr 25. Epub 2016 Apr 25.

4 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Dumlupinar University, 43020 Kutahya, Turkey.

Background: We aimed to investigate the relationship between the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and postoperative length of hospital stay. In addition, the impact of radiological and histopathological findings on hospital stay was also evaluated.

Method: This is a retrospective study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00249.1DOI Listing
April 2016
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Proliferation, Apoptosis and Invasion effects of mistletoe alkali on human osteosarcoma U2OS in vitro.

Int Surg 2016 Apr 25. Epub 2016 Apr 25.

3 Department of Pathology, Guangdong General Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou 510080, China.

Objective: To evaluate the effects of mistletoe alkali on human Osteosarcoma cells (U2OS) in vitro.

Summary Of Background Data: Osteosarcoma is the most common primary malignant tumor of bone tumor, although there are a lot of therapies such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, its prognosis is still very poor. There is increasing interest in the protective biological function of natural antioxidants contained in Chinese medicinal herbs, which are candidates for the prevention of tumors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00131.1DOI Listing
April 2016
56 Reads

Severe Irreversible Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Abdominal Hernia in Postpartum Women: Rare Case Report.

Int Surg 2016 Apr 22. Epub 2016 Apr 22.

3 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Diastasis recti abdominis is a condition defined as the separation between the rectus abdominis and the linea alba, which leads to weakness in the abdominal muscles. Diastasis may be slight or severe, sometimes resulting in herniation of the abdominal viscera. Following childbirth, most women develop some extent of muscle separation in the postpartum period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00204.1DOI Listing
April 2016
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Mesothelial Cysts of the Round Ligament of the Uterus in 9 Patients: a 15-year experience.

Int Surg 2016 Apr 4. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

1 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, TURKEY.

Aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristic features of patients with mesothelial cyst of the round ligament of the uterus and the incidence of this entity. This was a retrospective review of 3065 patients who underwent inguinal exploration for groin mass from 1998 to 2013. Clinical, radiological and histopathological features of patients with a diagnosis of mesothelial cyst of the round ligament were analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00159.1DOI Listing
April 2016
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Successful Conservative Management of a Retroperitoneal Abscess with a Sinus to the Colon: A Case Report.

Authors:
Suk-Bae Moon

Int Surg 2016 Apr 4. Epub 2016 Apr 4.

1 Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Chuncheon, South Korea.

A sinus between the colon and a retroperitoneal abscess is a rare entity that usually occurs as a complication of a primary condition such as Crohn's disease, radiation enteritis, or diverticular disease. Herein, we report a 72-year-old woman with a retroperitoneal abscess and a sinus formation between the abscess and the colon after an iatrogenic injury to her left colon. The retroperitoneal abscess was detected 1 week after the patient had undergone a left nephroureterectomy for recurrent ureteral cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00260.1DOI Listing
April 2016
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HEPATOPROTECTIVE EFFECT OF DEXMEDETOMIDINE AGAINST RADIOIODINE TOXICITY IN RATS: EVALUATION OF OXIDATIVE STATUS AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL CHANGES.

Int Surg 2016 Mar 28. Epub 2016 Mar 28.

2 Ankara Education and Research Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective And Background: Based on the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-apoptotic properties of DEX, the present study was conducted to investigate the possible radioprotective effects of DEX against hepatic radioiodine (I-131) toxicity.

Methods: Thirty six rats were randomly divided into three groups as untreated control (group 1); oral radioiodine (RAI, 111 MBq) administrated rats (group 2), and DEX group (oral radioiodine and daily intraperitoneal 25 µg/kg DEX administrated rats-group 3). In the third group, DEX administration was started 2 days before and continued for five days after RAI administration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00325.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication: Analysis of 162 patients.

Int Surg 2016 Mar 23. Epub 2016 Mar 23.

7 Department of General Surgery, Kocaeli University, School of Medical, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Methods: One hundred and sixty-two patients with GERD were treated surgically with LNF from October 2006 to March 2010. Diagnoses were made by using upper gastrointestinal system (GIS) endoscopy and 24-hour pH monitoring, and all the patients underwent routine LNF surgery. The patients were questioned regarding complaints and proton pump inhibitor (PPI) usage during the postoperative period, and forty patients who had postoperative GIS symptoms were included. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00217.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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IS SAME-DAY INGUINAL HERNIA SURGERY POSSIBLE?

Int Surg 2016 Mar 23. Epub 2016 Mar 23.

6 Department of General Surgery, Kocaeli University, School of Medical, Kocaeli, Turkey.

1-INTRODUCTION: The Lichtenstein hernia repair is associated with low recurrence rates and short operation times, and can be performed under local anaesthesia. Thus, this is among the most-preferred methods used in recent years. Our objective was to explore the same-day discharge rates, and the causes of delayed discharge and re-admission to hospital, of patients treated using the Lichtenstein repair method, to evaluate the feasibility of performing same-day hernia surgery in clinical practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00216.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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The Efficacy of Intraoperative Single Dose Methylprednisolone on Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Function After Thyroidectomy.

Int Surg 2016 Mar 23. Epub 2016 Mar 23.

1 Bulent Ecevit University Hospital, 67600 Kozlu Zonguldak, Turkey.

Objective: Primary endpoint is to determine whether intraoperative steroid affect post-thyroidectomy recurrent laryngeal palsy or not Background: Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy is an important complication of thyroid surgery. Injuries can either be permanent or temporary. Prevention or shortening the recovery period of temporary palsies is an area of interest. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00222.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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The effect of phenol concentration on the treatment of pilonidal sinus disease: Early results of a prospective randomized study.

Int Surg 2016 Mar 23. Epub 2016 Mar 23.

1 Tepecik Training and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: Our hypothesis was that a low concentration (30%) of phenol would be more effective than a high concentration (80%) in the treatment of pilonidal disease. The purpose of our study was to compare the effects of high and low doses of liquid phenol in the treatment of pilonidal disease.

Summary Of Background Data: In the treatment of the pilonidal disease, the phenolization technique and concentration of the phenol solution is not well defined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00120.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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Transvaginal Laparoscopically Assisted Endoscopic Appendectomy: a major Hybrid Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery case series in Asia.

Int Surg 2016 Mar 21. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

1 Laparoscopic Minimally Invasive Surgery of Shandong University.

Objective: Evaluation of a Hybrid Approach to NOTES and its performance relative to conventional procedures.

Background: Globally, numerous institutions have successfully implemented minimally invasive surgeries by applying natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) techniques and achieved decreased morbidity while performing incision-less surgery. However, these techniques are still not common in surgical practice in China and Pakistan. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-16-00003.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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Strangulated lesser omentum hiatus hernia: a rare case report and a literature review.

Int Surg 2016 Mar 16. Epub 2016 Mar 16.

4 Tongji Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine.

Intestinal obstruction caused by primary intraperitoneal hernia is infrequent and difficult to diagnose. Incorrect diagnosis and delayed surgical treatment will lead to serious consequences. We report a rare case of a 62-year-old Chinese woman with strangulated lesser omentum hiatus hernia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00225.1DOI Listing
March 2016
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Midterm Results Following Percutaneous Rotational Thrombectomy for Acute Thrombotic Occlusions of Prosthetic Arteriovenous Access Grafts.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1249-54

4 Istanbul Medical Faculty, Cardiovascular Surgery Department, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Patent vascular access is critical for patients on regular hemodialysis. Prosthetic grafts are good alternatives when the superficial venous system is of poor quality. However, thrombosis is one of the main drawbacks of synthetic grafts, with reports of 59% to 90% patency rates for 1 year. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00254.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Giant Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1244-8

1 Department of Surgery, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Splenic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are the third most frequent intra-abdominal aneurysm, following abdominal aorta and iliac artery aneurysms. SAAs are classified according to their involvement of arterial wall layers: true aneurysms involve all 3 layers (intima, media, and adventitia), and pseudoaneurysms involve only one or two. Herein we present a new case of giant pseudo SAA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00043.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Noninvasive Monitoring and Evaluation of the Renal Structure and Function in a Mouse Model of Unilateral Ureteral Occlusion Using Microcomputed Tomography.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1237-43

1 Division of Transplantation Immunology, National Research Institute for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.

Mouse unilateral ureteral occlusion (UUO) is widely used as a model of renal experimental obstructive nephropathy with interstitial fibrosis. Microcomputed tomography (micro-CT) imaging has the potential to produce quantitative images. The aim of this study was to establish standard images of micro-CT for renal anatomic and functional evaluations in a mouse model of UUO. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00273.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Application of the Ureteroscope for Diagnosis and Treatment of the Seminal Vesicle Diseases.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1233-6

1 Department of Urology, Zaozhuang Municipal Hospital, Zaozhuang, Shandong, China.

The objective of this paper is to apply the transurethral endoscopic technique with the ureteroscope for diagnosis and treatment of the seminal vesicle and ejaculatory duct disorders. At present there is no special equipment designed to enter directly into the seminal vesicle cavity under direct vision. Sixty patients with disorders of the seminal vesicle were included in this study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00306.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Assessment of Graft Selection Criteria in Living-Donor Liver Transplantation: The Jikei Experience.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1229-32

Department of Surgery, Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

In living-donor liver transplantation, graft selection is especially important for the safety of the live donor and an acceptable outcome for the recipient. The essential medical requirements for living liver donation at Jikei University Hospital are as follows: an adult aged 65 years or younger, in good general condition, with partial liver volume of more than 35% of the standard liver volume (SLV) for the recipient, and without severe liver steatosis. Based on our criteria, we performed 13 living-donor liver transplantations between 2007 and 2013, including 1 retransplantation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00300.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Endoscopic Treatment of Esophago-Pleural Fistula Following Total Gastrectomy: A Case Report.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1225-8

1 Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

This paper is designed to report the endoscopic treatment for a rare esophagopleural fistula after total gastrectomy. Esophagopleural fistula is a rare complication following total gastrectomy. Nonoperative treatment using endoscopic injection of tissue glue is a less invasive and effective option. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00191.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Higher Level of Serum Heme Oxygenase-1 in Patients With Intracerebral Hemorrhage.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1220-4

4 Cardiovascular Center and 5Clinical Laboratory, China-Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.

The objective of this paper was to investigate the association of the serum level of heme oxygenase-1 in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) with the risk of ICH. Heme oxygenase-1(HO-1) metabolizes heme into biliverdin, bilirubin, carbon monoxide, and iron, our recent study showed that serum level of HO-1 was increased in stroke patients, yet the association of HO-1 level with risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is poorly known. Forty patients with ICH and another 40 patients without ICH were recruited. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00086.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenges of Intrahepatic Biliary Cystadenoma and Cystadenocarcinoma: A Report of 10 Cases and Review of the Literature.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1212-9

1 Second Department of Surgery, Aretaieio Hospital, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece.

The objective of this study was to present our experience with intrahepatic biliary cystadenomas and cystadenocarcinomas in 10 patients surgically managed in our department. Intrahepatic biliary cystadenomas and cystadenocarcinomas are rare cystic tumors that are often misdiagnosed preoperatively as simple cysts or hydatid cysts. They recur after incomplete resection and entail a risk of malignant transformation to cystadenocarcinoma. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00025.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Stump Invagination Versus Simple Ligation in Open Appendicectomy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1199-206

Department of General Surgery, Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital, Tongji University of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the superiority of stump closure between stump invagination (SI) and simple ligation (SL) during open appendicectomy (OA). The literature searching was conducted in MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and http://scholar.google. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00074.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Persimmon Bezoar: A Case Report.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1194-8

2 Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan.

Owing to their rare occurrence, persimmon bezoars are often overlooked as a cause of small bowel obstruction. We herein report a small bowel obstruction in a 67-year-old Japanese female who regularly consumed persimmons in autumn. The patient presented to our hospital with typical complaints of abdominal distension with pain for 2 days. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00269.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Adrenocortical Carcinoma With Renal Vein Thrombus Extended to Inferior Vena Cava: A Case Report.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1190-3

3 Seyyed-al-Shohada Heart Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran.

Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare aggressive tumor. Renal vein and inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombi have been found as uncommon presentations of ACC; however, the implementation of comprehensive therapy has remained controversial in such cases. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with a large ACC associated with the invasion of tumor to IVC confirmed by imaging and immunohistochemistry examinations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00224.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Relationship Between the Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio and Parathyroid Adenoma Size in Patients With Primary Hyperparathyroidism.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1185-9

1 Dumlupinar University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Kutahya, Turkey.

The aim of our study was to evaluate the relationship between neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and adenoma size in parathyroidectomized patients who underwent a parathyroidectomy. The neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio has recently become popular as a biomarker for malignant diseases or for estimating tumor size preoperatively. This study aimed to estimate the relationship between adenoma size and NLR. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00044.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Retrorectal Tumors in Adults: A 10-Year Retrospective Study.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1177-84

1 Department of General Surgery, Dicle University Medical Faculty, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Due to the rarity and large diversity of the primary retrorectal tumors (RTs), the diagnoses are often difficult and they can be misdiagnosed. We present our experience in light of scarce information available on the clinical manifestations of RTs. The retrospective study included 17 patients diagnosed as RTs between January 2004 and January 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-15-00068.1DOI Listing
July 2015
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Comparison of Functional Outcomes of Patients Who Underwent Hand-Sewn or Stapled Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis.

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1169-76

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

Total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the standard surgical treatment for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term functional outcomes and quality of life (QOL) associated with hand-sewn and stapled IPAA. Ninety-one patients with UC had undergone IPAA using hand-sewn anastomosis with mucosectomy (32 patients) or stapled anastomosis (59 patients) from January 1988 to May 2010. Read More

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July 2015
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Courageous Dedicated Research.

Authors:
Christopher Chen

Int Surg 2015 Jul;100(7-8):1159

International Surgery.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/0020-8868-100.7.iDOI Listing
July 2015
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Phase I Dose-Escalation Study of Docetaxel, Cisplatin, and 5-Fluorouracil Combination Chemotherapy in Patients With Advanced Esophageal Carcinoma.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1153-8

Department of Surgery I, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan.

A dose-escalation study of docetaxel (DOC), cisplatin (CDDP), and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU; DCF combination regimen) was performed to determine the maximum-tolerated dose (MTD), recommended dose (RD) and dose-limiting toxicities (DLT) in advanced esophageal carcinoma. Eighteen patients with esophageal carcinoma were enrolled and received DCF combination therapy at different dose levels. DLTs included febrile neutropenia and oral mucositis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00233.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587522PMC
June 2015
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Three-Dimensional Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy: Improved Patient Safety and Surgeon Convenience.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1134-7

Service of General Surgery, Unit of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, Viamed Montecanal Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain.

One of the aims of laparoscopic surgery is to improve upon the results obtained by open surgery. This clearly appears to have been achieved in bariatric surgery. Two-dimensional (2-D) systems have been used to date, though new 3-dimensional (3-D) technologies have been introduced in an attempt to improve surgeon vision and thus increase the safety of the surgical techniques. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587518PMC
June 2015
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Comparison of Anterior Versus Posterior Approach in the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fractures: A Systematic Review.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1124-33

2 Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

Despite extensive research on thoracolumbar fractures, controversy still exists about which approach is the most appropriate. Lack of evidence-based practice may result in patients being treated inappropriately. The objective of study was to perform a systematic review of the effectiveness of the anterior and posterior approaches in the treatment of thoracolumbar fractures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00135.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587517PMC
June 2015
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Giant Cholangiolocellular Carcinoma With Early Recurrence That Was Difficult to Distinguish From Cholangiocellular Carcinoma: Report of a Case.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1111-6

Department of General Surgical Science, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma, Japan.

Cholangiolocellular carcinoma (CoCC) is a rare type of malignant liver tumor derived from hepatic stem cells, which exist in the canals of Hering. However, the characteristics of CoCC have not been clarified. In general, CoCC is associated with a better prognosis than cholangiocellular carcinoma (CCC). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587515PMC
June 2015
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Palliation With Endoscopic Metal Stents May Be Preferable to Surgical Intervention for Patients With Obstructive Pancreatic Head Adenocarcinoma.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1104-10

4 Center for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery, "Euromedica Geniki Kliniki" General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of endoscopically placed metal stents in comparison with operative procedures, in patients with obstructive pancreatic head cancer. Endoscopic stenting techniques and materials for gastrointestinal malignancies are constantly improving. Despite this evolution, many still consider operative procedures to be the gold standard for palliation in patients with unresectable obstructive pancreatic head cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00274.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587514PMC
June 2015
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Application of a Z-Shaped Umbilical Incision and a Saline-Cooled Radiofrequency Device to Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery for a Huge Liver Cyst: Report of a Case.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1098-103

Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan.

When compared with other diseases, few authors have reported on single-incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) for liver cysts. We herein describe our experience with SILS for a huge liver cyst with the application of an umbilical Z-shaped incision using a gel port and a high-density monopolar saline-cooled radiofrequency device with a successful outcome. An 80-old-year woman was diagnosed with a huge liver cyst with abdominal pain. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00198.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587513PMC
June 2015
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Pancreatic Follicular Lymphoma Presenting as Acute Pancreatitis: Report of a Case.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1078-83

2 Department of Surgery, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Pancreatic B-cell lymphoma is rare; it accounts for 0.2% to 2.0% of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and constitutes less than 0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00132.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587510PMC
June 2015
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A Promising Method for Repairing Low-Level Biliary Strictures After Cholecystectomy.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1072-7

PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China.

The purpose of this study is to introduce and evaluate a new technique of repairing bile ducts by the tubular gastric wall with a vascularized pedicle. Both the end-to-end bile duct repair and Roux-en-Y hepatoenterostomy have limitations in the treatment of benign bile duct strictures after cholecystectomy. There are no other good choices to manage these cases, especially the bile duct transection injuries or partly missing common bile duct or hepatic duct. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00260.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587509PMC
June 2015
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Splenic Artery Pseudoaneurysm Masquerading as a Pancreatic Cyst-A Diagnostic Challenge.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1069-71

1 Department of General Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore.

Splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare entity. Clinical diagnosis is challenging because presentation is often varied. It can range from an incidental finding to hemodynamic collapse from sudden rupture and bleeding. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00149.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587508PMC
June 2015
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2 Citations
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Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm of the Pancreas: Current Perspectives.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1060-8

2 Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Ankara, Turkey.

In this article, we aimed to review the literature on the clinics and management of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). Intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the pancreas is a mucin-producing cystic mass originating from the pancreatic ductal system. Approximately 25% of the pancreatic neoplasms resected surgically and 50% of pancreatic cysts detected incidentally are IPMNs. Read More

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June 2015
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A Left-Sided Approach for Resection of Hepatic Caudate Lobe Hemangioma: Two Case Reports and a Literature Review.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1054-9

Department of Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery, Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute, Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

Resection of the hemangioma located in the caudate lobe is a major challenge in current liver surgery. This study aimed to present our surgical technique for this condition. Two consecutive patients with symptomatic hepatic hemangioma undergoing caudate lobectomy were investigated retrospectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.9738/INTSURG-D-14-00317.1DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587506PMC
June 2015
9 Reads

Skeletonization and Isolation of the Glissonean and Venous Branches in Liver Surgery With an Ultrasonic Scalpel Technology.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1048-53

Department of Gastroenterological & General Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan.

This study describes a novel technique for skeletonization and isolation of Glissonean and venous branches during liver surgery using a harmonic scalpel (HS). Hepatic resections with HS were performed with the skeletonization and isolation technique in 50 patients (HS group). Variables evaluated were blood loss, operative time, biliary leak, and morbidity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587505PMC
June 2015
19 Reads

Surgical Mortality Audit-lessons Learned in a Developing Nation.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1026-32

2 Government Medical College, Jammu, India.

Surgical audit is a systematic, critical analysis of the quality of surgical care that is reviewed by peers against explicit criteria or recognized standards. It is used to improve surgical practice with the ultimate goal of improving patient care. As the pattern of surgical care is different in the developing world, we analyzed mortalities in a referral medical institute of India to suggest interventions for improvement. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587502PMC
June 2015
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Management of Appendiceal Mass and Abscess. An 11-Year Experience.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1021-5

4 Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Tbilisi State Medical University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

The aim of our study is to compare the results of emergency surgery versus conservative treatment with interval surgery in patients diagnosed with appendiceal mass and abscess. A retrospective review of 48 patients with appendiceal mass and abscess treated from January 2002 to January 2013 at General Surgery Department of Kipshidze Central University Hospital was performed. Patients with emergency surgery were compared to patients treated by nonoperative management with interval surgery. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587501PMC
June 2015
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Giant Extra-Adrenal Retroperitoneal Myelolipoma With Incidental Gastric Mesenchymal Neoplasias.

Authors:
Baris D Yildiz

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1018-20

Ankara Numune Teaching Hospital General Surgery Clinic, Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey.

Extra-adrenal myelolipomas are rare, benign tumors composed of adipose tissue and hematopoietic cells. Almost all myelolipomas occur within the adrenal gland. Only 50 cases of myelolipomas were described in literature and none of these were associated with gastric mesenchymal neoplasia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587500PMC
June 2015
5 Reads

Solitary Hepatic Eosinophilic Granuloma Accompanied by Eosinophilia Without Parasitosis: Report of a Case.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1011-7

2 Department of Gastroenterology, Ishikiri Seiki Hospital, Osaka, Japan.

A 43-year-old Japanese woman visited for a hepatic tumor incidentally found. We suspected eosinophilic granuloma of the liver (EGL) due to visceral larva migrans (VLM). However, neither past history nor medical interview indicated a risk of parasitosis. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587499PMC
June 2015
7 Reads

Delayed Appendectomy Is Safe in Patients With Acute Nonperforated Appendicitis.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):1004-10

1 Department of Surgery, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea.

The present study examined whether acute, nonperforated appendicitis is a surgical emergency requiring immediate intervention or a disease that can be treated with a semielective operation. Immediate appendectomy has been the gold standard in the treatment of acute appendicitis because of the risk of pathologic progression. However, this time-honored practice has been recently challenged by studies suggesting that appendectomies can be elective in some cases and still result in positive outcomes. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587498PMC
June 2015
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Prevention of Incisional Surgical Site Infection Using a Subcuticular Absorbable Suture in Elective Surgery for Gastrointestinal Cancer.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):999-1003

2 Department of Surgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.

This study examined whether subcuticular absorbable sutures actually reduce incisional SSI in patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. Surgical site infection (SSI) is still a source of major complications in digestive tract surgery. Reportedly, incisional SSI can be reduced using subcuticular suturing. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587530PMC
June 2015
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Effect of Intraoperative Valsalva Maneuver Application on Bleeding Point Detection and Postoperative Drainage After Thyroidectomy Surgeries.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):994-8

3 Department of General Surgery, Yıldırım Beyazıt University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

The purpose of this paper was to analyze the effect of Valsalva maneuver application before finalizing thyroidectomy operations on the identification of bleeding points and postoperational drainage. One hundred patients (age range, 24-76 years) with multinodular goiter, recurrent multinodular goiter, toxic diffuse multinodular goiter, or papillary thyroid cancer were included in the study and were divided into 2 groups of 50 randomly. Both groups underwent thyroidectomy operation, only 1 group received intraoperative Valsalva maneuver application (twice, 30 seconds of 30-cm PEEP). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587529PMC
June 2015
36 Reads

Pneumoretroperitoneum and Pneumomediastinum Revealing a Left Colon Perforation.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):984-8

1 Department of General and Emergency Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Bocage, Dijon, France.

Left colon perforation usually occurs in complicated diverticulitis or cancer. The most frequent signs are intraperitoneal abscess or peritonitis. In cases of retroperitoneal colonic perforation, diagnosis may be difficult. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587527PMC
June 2015
10 Reads

Clinical Role of Modified Seton Procedure and Coring Out for Treatment of Complex Anal Fistulas Associated With Hidradenitis Suppurativa.

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):974-8

2 Japan Post Osakakita Teishin Hospital, Department of Surgery, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan.

A variety of techniques have been described to treat complex anal fistulas. When complex anal fistulas are associated with hidradenitis suppurativa, the treatment has to be appropriately tailored for the severity and distribution of the disease so as to remove the external fistula tract to prevent recurrence while ensuring fecal continence. Between 2007 and 2011, a total of 10 males (ranging in age from 32 to 54 years) complained of recurrent purulent discharge in the buttocks and thigh regions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587525PMC
June 2015
11 Reads

Neoadjuvant Long-Course Chemoradiotherapy for Rectal Cancer: Does Time to Surgery Matter?

Int Surg 2015 Jun;100(6):968-73

3 Department of Oncology, Peterborough City Hospital, Edith Cavell Campus, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK.

The objective of this paper was to evaluate whether delaying surgery following long-course chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer correlates with pathologic complete response. Pre-operative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) is standard practice in the UK for the management of locally advanced rectal cancer. Optimal timing of surgery following CRT is still not clearly defined. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4587524PMC
June 2015
16 Reads