International Journal of

Surgery Research and PracticeISSN: 2378-3397


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410120

Surgical Management of an Intrathoracic Desmoid Tumor: A Rare Presentation

Santivañez JJ, Diaz A, Jiménez A and García Herreros LG

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 09, 2020

Desmoid tumor is a rare connective tissue tumor, accounting for approximately 3.5% of connective tissue tumors and 0.3% of all solid tumors. It can originate in any part of the body; however, we find them more frequently in extremities, thorax and abdomen. True intrathoracic desmoid tumors however (arise within the thoracic cavity) are remarkably rare. The main problem is the ability to continue growing more than in other locations, and the high relapse rates of this tumor. Adequate surg...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410119

Economic Evaluation of Mammography-Based Breast Cancer Screening Program in Saudi Arabia

Awadh Alqahtani, MD, FRCSC

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 02, 2020

Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy among Saudi women, accounting for 23.6% of all female cancers. It has been the most frequent cancer in Saudi women for the last 30 years. The economic analysis of mammography screening carried out as a cost-effectiveness analysis. A decision tree based on a Markov model used in estimating effectiveness and costs. The purpose of the model is to integrate the following parameters: Screening costs, diagnostic costs, health care costs, discount rate and pote...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3397/1410117

A Systematic Approach in Restructuring Elective Breast & Endocrine Cancer Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic in Malaysia

Tan Yee Ling, Aminnur HM, Nor Safariny Ahmad, Sadhana Mahamad, Anita Baghawi, Jamil Omar and Suhaila Md Hanapiah

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in major disruptions in healthcare globally. As a response to the outbreak, global elective surgeries were suspended to preserve resources. To date, Malaysia’s effectiveness in tackling the COVID-19 was an instructive example for many East Asia countries. In addition to the public health preparedness, we report our experience in early restructuring of elective breast and endocrine cancer surgery to ensure a continuum in cancer care during the peak of the pand...

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