A Case Report of an Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum was Treated via Laparoscopic Transhiatal Diverticulectomy
Kusay Ayoub, Bashar Banjah and Bassel Banjah
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 31, 2019
Epiphrenic diverticulum is a relatively rare clinical case. It is defined as an outpouching of the mucosal and submucosal layers through the muscular layer of esophagus in association with motility disorders. Most patients are asymptomatic and the other manifest with variable symptoms including dysphagia, regurgitation, halitosis, vomiting, heartburn and weight loss. Herein we report a case of a 50-year-old female who presented to our hospital with complaint of dysphagia and weight loss. The cl...
Intestinal Obstruction Secondary to Intra-Luminal Retained Laparotomy Towel: A Case Report
Joseph Yorke, Roland Williams Awoonor, George Ansong, Bernard Hammond, Edward Amoah Boateng, Frank Gyamfi, Francis Somiah-Kwaw Aitpillah, Kwabena Acheamfour Ababio, Dorcas Ahulu, Dennis Afful Yorke and Emmanuel Acheampong
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 29, 2019
Retained surgical sponges (gossypiboma) are very rare but occur even under the presumed correct sponge counts postoperatively. Gossypiboma has the ability to cause significant harm to the patient and carry heartfelt medicolegal and professional repercussions to clinicians and hospitals. Its mani-festations may be non-specific and may take weeks, months or even years from the time of surgery. Therefore, diagnosis is based on a high index of suspicion with careful assessment of the patient's histo...