International Journal of

Surgery Research and PracticeISSN: 2378-3397


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410042

Approach to Interdigital Pilonidal Sinus: Our Clinical Experience and Literature Review

Vahit Onur Gul, Sebahattin Destek, Ergin Etkin, Serkan Ahioglu, Zeynep Tatar, Serhat Ozer and Yesim Erbil

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: June 11, 2016

Interdigital pilonidal sinus disease, also called barber's disease, is an acquired occupational disease. Although sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus disease is a common surgical issue, interdigital pilonidal sinus disease is rare and more likely localized between the fingers and toes. Approximately 50 cases of this disease have been published. However, there are insufficient publications on the incidence of this disease. This disease is caused by the penetration of newly cut, short, and sharp hair t...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410041

Computed Tomographic Quantification of Thoracic Aortic Wall Calcification as a Predictor of Clinical Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

Se Jin Oh, Kwang Nam Jin, Jae-Sung Choi, Hyeon Jong Moon, Yong Won Seong and Jeong Sang Lee

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 09, 2016

Background: We evaluated computed tomographic (CT) measurement of thoracic aortic wall calcification as a predictor of the postoperative clinical outcomes in patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Methods: Between 2009 and 2013, a total of 100 patients with isolated CABG underwent chest CT or total aorta CT angiography preoperatively. Using dedicated calcium measuring software, we measured thoracic aortic calcification score (TACS) on CT images. A high TACS was defined as...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410040

Comparative Study of Laparoscopic Versus Open Resection of Colorectal Liver Metastasis

Christian Hunnicke Petersen, Peter Norgaard Larsen, Jan Storkholm, Nicolai Aagaard Schultz and Kenneth Hojsgaard Jensen

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 30, 2016

Laparoscopic liver resection is gaining increased application in the treatment of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). The aim of this study is to compare safety and feasibility of minor laparoscopic liver resection vs. open liver resection in patients with CRLM. One hundred and twenty-eight patients who underwent minor resection of CRLM were retrospectively reviewed. Sixty-four consecutive cases of laparoscopic liver resections (LLR) were compared to a matched control group of 64 open liver rese...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410039

Post-cardiotomy Rescue Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Neonates with Single Ventricle after Intractable Cardiac Arrest: Attrition after Hospital Discharge and Predictors of Outcome

Anastasios C. Polimenakos, Patrice Wojtyla, Vincent Rizzo, Chawki F. ElZein and Michel N. Ilbawi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: March 28, 2016

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in children with cardiac arrest refractory to conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been reported with encouraging results. We reviewed outcomes of neonates with functional single ventricle (FSV) surviving post-cardiotomy ECPR after hospital discharge....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410038

Is Ligation an Option after Gunshut Injury of the Subclavian Artery?

Yucel Akkas, Bulent Kocer, Gultekin Gulbahar, Ahmet Gokhan Gundogdu and Bulent Ozkurt

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 18, 2016

We would like to present this case to emphasize on the importance of rapid and accurate diagnosis leading to lifesaving emergent surgical approach. A 30 year-old male patient was taken to the emergency department after suffering from a gunshot wound. He had right subclavian artery injury. Right subclavian artery was ligated through an infraclavicular incision. The subclavian artery angiography, which was performed postoperatively, demonstrated the right axillary artery to be supplied by the coll...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410037

A Rare Case of Biliary Atresia and Choledochal Cyst in a Premature Infant

Abigail B Podany, Ryan M Juza, Sosamma T Methratta, Peter W Dillon, Mary C Santos, Brett W Engbrecht, Robert E Cilley, Dorothy V Rocourt and Karmaine A Millington

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 28, 2016

Recent case reports have described variants in the classification of biliary atresia and choledochal cyst requiring the expansion of the classical system for describing these anomalies. This in effect, further obscures the line between these two previously separate entities while highlighting the difficulties of intraoperative differentiation of biliary atresia, cystic biliary atresia, choledochal cyst, and Caroli's disease. In our case report, we describe a 34-week premature infant who develope...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410036

Transcatheter Embolization of a Large Coronary Artery Fistula in a Child

Gorbatykh A, Krestjaninov O, Soynov I, Voitov A and Nichay N

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 25, 2016

Coronary artery fistula is a rare congenital disease of a coronary circulation. The progress is usually favorable, but in case of a large right atrial coronary fistula a volume overload with a progressing heart failure may occur. Conventional treatment involves fistula's closure using cardiopulmonary bypass. We present a case of endovascular closure of a large coronary artery-to-right atrium fistula....

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