International Journal of

Surgery Research and PracticeISSN: 2378-3397


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410092

Prevalence and Outcome of Hysterectomy at the Douala General Hospital, Cameroon: A Cross-Sectional Study

Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Fidelia Mbi Kobenge, Metogo Mbengono Junette Arlette, Eta-Nkongho Egbe, Jacques Ernest Nyemb and Robinson Enow Mbu

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 14, 2018

We carried out a descriptive, hospital-based cross-sectional study during the period January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2015. Retrospectively, we studied medical records and theatre registers of women who underwent hysterectomy. Using pre-specified criteria for data collection, we administered a pre-tested questionnaire in which socio-demographic factors, clinical characteristics, indication, type, hospital stay, and complications of hysterectomy were recorded. Data management was with Epi-info and...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410091

Broken Glass: The Precarious Rectal Foreign Body

Blaker KM and Altintas Yasemin

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 14, 2018

Despite the increasing frequency of presentations for retained rectal foreign body, it remains a topic of intrigue, likely in part due to the taboo nature of the dilemma and also the ingenuity that is often required for successful extraction. Although the true incidence of retained rectal foreign body is unknown, there is data to suggest that the incidence is on the rise and has been reported to be nearly one per month at a high volume center....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410090

Percutaneous Treatment of Endoscopic Sphincterotomy-Related Duodenal Perforation

Bayrak Mehmet and Altıntas Yasemin

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 26, 2018

Duodenal perforation due to endoscopic sphincterotomy is an uncommon but occasionally fatal complication. This serious complication has been traditionally treated by immediate surgical exploration when digestive fluid leakage occurs. Herein, we will present the percutaneous treatments of an endoscopic sphincterotomy-related duodenal perforation and perforation-related retroperitoneal abscess by using percutaneous drainage techniques. An 8-F internal-external biliary drainage catheter provided me...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410089

Inflammatory Pseudotumor in an Irreducible Inguinal Hernia

Edwina Ayaaba Ayabilah, Richmond Hagan, Martin Morna and Jacob A Akoh

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 26, 2018

A 64-year-old man presented with a 2 year history of reducible groin swelling which had progressively increased in size. The swelling had become irreducible 3 months prior to admission but apart from loss of weight, there were no other associated symptoms. He was anaemic (Hb 11 g/dL). At operation, a large, hard left inguinoscrotal hernia was encountered. This raised the suspicion of a tumour and therefore the testis and large mass were mobilised and resected along with an adherent segment of sm...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410088

Laparoscopic Damage Control in Type IV Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia after Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy: Case Report

Evelyn Astrid Dorado, Jessica Correa, Keyla Castillo and Hernan Esteban Munevar

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 05, 2018

Post-esophagectomy hiatal hernia is an uncommon condition. Patients may present with small asymptomatic hiatal hernias, nonspecific chronic symptoms or even acute presentations with signs of intestinal obstruction and ischemia. In this case, a three-stage esophagectomy was performed in a female patient diagnosed with end-stage achalasia with subsequent development of hiatal hernia strangulation, for which damage control surgery was key for its management. The implication of damage control surger...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410087

Role of Clinical Decision and Management of Patients Admitted with Perforated Peptic Ulcer to Damascus Hospital (Al Moujtahed), Damascus, Syria

Muhammad Assem Kubtan, Alaa Mousa Alsharif and Mhd Nezar Al Sharif

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 24, 2018

As far as we know, there has been no previous published studies concerning the incidence of perforated peptic ulcer (stomach, duodenum) and its related risk factors in Syria, and their managements in association with the current Syrian conflict, that precipitated limited access to admitting such cases to over populated beds. This study addressing the burden shouldered by Health professionals, and aimed to determine the Prevalence of perforated peptic ulcer (PPU) in patients admitted to Damascus ...

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