International Journal of

Surgery Research and PracticeISSN: 2378-3397


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410052

Percutaneous Closure of an Atrial Septal Defect in a Child with Congenitally Corrected Transposition of Great Arteries

Hasim Olgun and Naci Ceviz

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 20, 2017

Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries with a hemodynamically significant isolated atrial septal defect is rare. The treatment includes surgical or transcatheter closure techniques. With the introduction of percutaneous closure devices, close associated cardiac defects have been achieved without increasing the risk of surgery....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410051

The Surgical Checklist Revisited

Caroline Daggett BA and Amanda Daggett MD

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 27, 2017

It is estimated that in-hospital adverse surgical events occur in the range of 3 to 17%. This paper reviews the use of surgical checklists as a tool for reducing preventable errors. It uses the work of Dr. Peter Pronovost, Dr. Atul Gawande, and the World Health Organization (WHO) to revisit the evidence-based proof that checklists do work in the right setting and under the right circumstances....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410050

Prospective Comparison of CT scan, MRI and PET/CT in the Diagnosis of Oral Cancer and Nodal Metastasis

El Kininy W, Israr M, Toner M, Meaney J and Stassen LFA

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: February 27, 2017

The addition of the CT/PET scans to achieve both an anatomical aspect to the image via the CT component and a functional aspect via the PET component has been shown to improve clinical staging of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (OSCC)/oral cancer over Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Computerized Tomography (CT) alone....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410049

Videothoracoscopic Ligation of Bulla via Single Utility-Incision for Spontaneous Pneumothorax: A Convenient Surgical Approach in a Developing Country

Bo Wei, Jinfang Yi and Fusheng Jiang

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: February 25, 2017

The ideal video thoracoscopic surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax should maximize the benefits of minimally invasive surgery but minimize the surgical cost; thereby reducing chest wall trauma using the fewest incisions and the least money possible without compromising therapeutic efficiency. Described here include a complete single utility-incision thoracoscopic approach and bulla ligation with a deep hypodesmus technique, so as to reduce the use of the multiple endostapling cartridges typicall...

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