International Journal of

Surgery Research and PracticeISSN: 2378-3397


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410079

When a Case of Ulcerative Colitis Requires Mucosectomy and Hand-Sewn Ileo-Anal Pouch Anastomosis

Mary Teresa MO Donnell, Joshua IS Bleier and Gary Wind

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 07, 2018

Treatment of ulcerative colitis with total proctocolectomy and ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) provides a near cure for the bowel component of ulcerative colitis, a restoration of bowel continuity, and the possibility of normal defecation behaviors for patients. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410078

85-Year-Old Male with New Onset Melena

Benjamin D Shogan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 06, 2018

An 85-year-old otherwise healthy male originally presented to his local primary care physician with fatigue. He had no other complaints and specifically denied abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, or bloody stools. Routine lab work showed a hemoglobin of 7.5. To investigate his new onset anemia a colonoscopy was performed which found 3 large fungating masses in the sigmoid colon, transverse colon, and cecum. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410077

Symptomatic Perineal Hernias: A Rare but Challenging Problem after Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection for Rectal Cancers. Combined Abdominoperineal Approach and Biological Mesh Repair

Bodvar Ymisson, Ahmed Hamad, Narendranath Govindarajah and Arif Khan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 06, 2018

Perineal hernia is a rare condition that can occur postoperatively following abdominoperineal resection of the rectum or other major pelvic resections. The current literature has limited described surgical techniques for their repair given its low prevalence as a surgical complication....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410076

Appropriate Extension of Combined Hepatectomy for Radical Resection of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma

Shuai Xiang and Xiao-ping Chen

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 01, 2018

Hilar cholangiocarcinoma is a malignant tumor of the bile duct that affects bile duct confluence and its bifurcation. The anatomical location of hilar cholangiocarcinoma is complicated, and the operation is challenging. Most doctors used local bile duct resection for hilar cholangiocarcinoma in the past....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410075

Schistosomiasis with Recto-Vaginal Fistula Mimicking Crohn's Disease in an Immunocompromised Patient and the Surgical Management

Aaron Klinger, Michitaka Kawata and Brian Kann

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 28, 2018

Schistosomiasis is a parasitic illness caused by blood flukes known as schistosomes. Infection is caused by freshwater exposure in endemic areas (Africa, Middle East, South America, Caribbean, East Asia). Little damage is caused by the flukes themselves, but rather by the eggs which lead to a TH-2 mediated immune response leading to granuloma formation and scarring....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410074

The Management of Pediatric Heart Failure: Current State and Future Managements

Cevdet Furat, Omer Faruk DOGAN

Article Type: Short Communication | First Published: May 28, 2018

As we know that heart failure is a complex pathology that may be seen in children with congenital heart disease include development of cardiomyopathies due to myocarditis. In general, this severe clinical condition is associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality and places a significant burden on families. Current medical and/or surgical treatment modalities are taken largely from the management of heart failure in adults, though clear survival benefit of these medications are lacking....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410073

A Fatal Case of Primary Anal Melanoma in a Patient with Diagnosed Haemorrhoids

Ross John Spero Calopedos, Tariq Cachalia, Richard George Arnold and Ban Sulaiman

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 25, 2018

A patient review revealed a history of recent occasional PR bleeding typically manifesting as spotting on toilet paper often accompanied by constipation. He had known diverticular disease, haemorrhoids and a previous gastric ulcer. He was also on rivaroxaban for atrial fibrillation and had a 30 pack years history of smoking cigarettes. He had never had a colonoscopy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410072

Parastomal Hernia with Incarcerated Gallbladder: A Case Report

Ramon A Brown, Brian Kann and James Woolridge

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 23, 2018

Parastomal hernias can occur in up to 37.8% of patients following an enterostomy. This type of hernia develops through an intentional fascial defect. Commonly these hernias may contain a variety of contents including omentum, small bowel, or colon, but very rarely contains the gallbladder. Few cases are reported in the literature and guidance to the appropriate management of these patients is managed on a case by case basis....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410071

Colonic Phytobezoar Caused by Popcorn Kernels Resulting in a High Grade Large Bowel Obstruction

Lara Mckean Baste and Avery Walker

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 23, 2018

Phytobezoars are the result of ingestion of indigestible or poorly digestible substances. The stomach is the most commonly affected, with the small bowel being the next most common site. The colon is a rare location for a bezoar. We report the first case of pancolonic phytobezoar from popcorn kernels causing a large bowel obstruction....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410070

Pre-sacral Smooth Muscle Tumor of Uncertain Malignant Potential

Andrew Discolo, Tafadzwa P Makarawo and Rodney Kratz

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 21, 2018

This is a case of a 55-year-old male patient that was incidentally found to have a large presacral tumor. After excision it was identified to be a smooth muscle tumor of uncertain malignant potential (STUMP). STUMPs are rare entities that have been identified most commonly in association with the genitourinary tract such as the uterus and prostate....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410069

Arterio-colonic Fistula as a Complication of Failed Pancreatic Transplant

Mantilla N, Calata J, Trepanier JS, Tzvetanov I, Nordenstam J, Chaudhry V and Mellgren A

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 19, 2018

Arterio-enteric fistulas are rare but feared complications after failed enterically drained pancreatic transplants. Massive and abrupt gastrointestinal bleeding is the cardinal presentation as a result of pseudoaneurysm rupture into the bowel lumen. However, subclinical presentation of delayed arterio-enteric fistulas may represent a diagnostic challenge for surgeons and warrants a high index of suspicion. Endovascular techniques have evolved as an excellent option as a bridge to definitive trea...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410068

Granular Cell Tumor Involving the Anal Sphincter: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Terrah J Paul Olson, Emily Steinhagen and Lisa M Cannon

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 19, 2018

Granular cell tumors are unusual, typically benign tumors deriving from Schwann cells. They can arise of tissues anywhere in the body and can rarely involve the perianal tissues. We discuss the case of a granular cell tumor involving the external anal sphincter....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410067

Splenic Flexure Mobilization for Subacute Large Bowel Obstruction Following Gastric Bypass: A Case Report

Tafadzwa P Makarawo, Sarah Bastawrous and Amir Bastawrous

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: May 02, 2018

Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y bypass (RYGB) is the approach of choice for bariatric surgical procedures, being performed in the majority of the 200,000 procedures performed in the United States in 2007. An established complication of laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is bowel obstructions with a reported incidence as high as 9.7%....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410066

Risk Factors of Choledocholithiasis after Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer

Yoshihide Asaumi, Mitsuaki Sakatoku, Saki Hayashi, Naohiro Ohta, Zensei Nozaki, Kohichi Yoshida, Hiroyuki Sugahara, Masahiro Kaneki, Kenichi Ietsugu and Kaoru Kiyohara

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: April 21, 2018

Some reconstruction methods are used after distal gastrectomy, and an endoscopic approach for choledocholithiasis is restricted by the type of reconstruction. We investigated retrospectively the risk factors for post-surgical choledocholithiasis after distal gastrectomy....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410065

Application of Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning in Undergraduate Surgery Course

Muhammad Shamim

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 05, 2018

This questionnaire-based quasi-experimental study was conducted prospectively in the department of Surgery at the end of Surgery II course. The questionnaire comprised of items asking about demography, prior operating room experience, overall satisfaction and items based on principles of cognitive theory of multimedia learning....

Volume 5
Issue 2