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Annals of Medicine and Surgery
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  • Foreign body (kidney beans) in urinary bladder: An unusual case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 32Author(s): Ankita Jain, Manish Gupta, Trilok Chand Sadasukhi, Krishan Kumar Dangayach IntroductionForeign body in urinary bladder has always been a topic of interest amongst the urologists and surgeon. Foreign body in lower urinary tract is not an unusual finding. Different types of foreign bodies has been retrieved from the lower urinary tract like for example, electric wire, safety pin, hairclip, intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD), gauze pieces, battery, leech, hairballs and so on.This article presents an unusual case report of the presence of kidney beans in the bladder, self-inflicted by the patient in the middle of the night for the purpose of sexual gratification or autoerotism. A 25 years old male patient, chef by occupation, presented to the outpatient department with history of insertion of 4 kidney beans 3 days back through his penis during the act of masturbation. The patient had complaints of dysuria, one episode, next morning after the act, which was relieved thereafter. Patient came to us only for the purpose of removal of the kidney beans. Attempt was made to remove the beans by non-invasive method by cystoscopy but as the beans were soaked in urine they got swollen and forceps removal was not possible. Hence, the kidney beans were removed by an invasive method by a suprapubic incision.ConclusionThere has been many cases reported in literature about insertion of foreign bodies in bladder but presence of kidney beans in bladder is first of its kind as far as our knowledge is concerned.
  • Vanek's tumor as an unusual cause of ileo-ileal intessuception – A
           unique case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 32Author(s): Zaka Ullah Jan, Muhammad Muslim, Kaleem Ullah, Azam Shoaib, Nisar Ahmed, Zainab Mahsal Khan, Mahmud Aurangzeb Background and aimVanek's tumor is a rare solitary lesion that is non-neoplastic, and arises from the submucosa of the gut. The most commonly affected sites are the stomach and the ileum [1]. IFP causing intestinal obstruction is uncommon and that ileo-ileal intussusception has been reported in the literature rarely. We present a case of an ileo-ileal intessuception in a patient who presented with acute on chronic pain abdomen and anorexia. CT abdomen & pelvis revealed a 46 × 36 mm intraluminal mass in the left iliac fossa causing ileo-ileal intussusception.Case presentationA 60 years old gentleman was brought to the A&E with a history of intestinal obstruction. He was examined and admitted to the surgical unit. CBC revealed unique feature of reactive thrombocytosis apart from a low hemoglobin and a raised TLC. His CT scan demonstrated findings of ileo-ileal intussusception. After an informed written consent, patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy and had resection and anastomosis of the bowel. Histopathology of the specimen revealed findings compatible with IFP. Patient made an uneventful recovery post-operatively and was sent home in the next few days. On follow-up, the patient was doing well and had no complaints of abdominal pain or anorexia.ConclusionVanek's tumor although a rare entity, should be considered in each case of acute abdomen and physicians and surgeons need to have a high degree of suspicion in such cases. Moreover, IFP can cause reactive thrombocytosis that gets resolved after a post-operative period of 6–8 weeks.
  • Massive ameloblastoma: A case report of difficult fiberoptic intubation

    • Abstract: Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 32Author(s): Yuki Shindo, Shinichi Toda, Kanta Kido, Eiji Masaki IntroductionIntubation can sometimes be difficult in patients with lesions in the mouth floor. Ameloblastoma is a frequently encountered tumor of the maxillofacial area. An extensive lesion might occupy the floor of the mouth, prevent displacement of the tongue, limiting the space for inserting a laryngoscope blade and resulting in difficult intubation even with fiberoptic bronchoscopy.Case presentationA 66-year-old man (67 kg; 171 cm) with a mental swelling was diagnosed with ameloblastoma and scheduled for surgical resection. The tumor was extensive, occupying most of the anterior floor of the mouth. We were concerned about impossible direct laryngoscopy because the massive tumor in the floor of the mouth compressed the base of the tongue against the posterior wall of the pharynx, restricting the space for inserting the laryngoscope blade. Therefore, we planned to perform awake nasal fiberoptic intubation to secure the airway. Although the procedure was complicated by the massive tumor, successful intubation was achieved by hand-assisted alteration of the direction of the endotracheal tube (ETT) under direct laryngoscopy.DiscussionAwake fiberoptic intubation was complicated by the tumor protrusion to deviate the ETT. Discovering of the ETT deviation by the insufficient blade insertion facilitated visualizing the vocal cords with the fiberoptic scope.ConclusionIdentification of ETT deviation even with insufficient blade insertion and hand-assisted alteration of the direction of the ETT might raise the chances of successful fiberoptic intubation. The anesthesiologist should be aware of the likelihood of failed fiberoptic intubation and plan for alternative approaches to secure the airway.
  • Early results of single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy in
           comparison with the conventional: Does it have any impact on quality of

    • Abstract: Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 32Author(s): Hamza Cinar, Koray Topgul, Zafer Malazgirt, Savas Yuruker, Sercan Buyukakincak, Tugrul Kesicioglu, İsmail Alper Tarim, Zeliha Koc, Zeynep Saglam BackgroundLaparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard treatment for gallbladder diseases. In recent times, single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy(SILC) has developed as a less invasive alternative technique to conventional laparoscopy. In the literature, many studies have compared SILC and conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) procedures but a limited number of studies have compared the two techniques with regard to quality of life (QOL). The choice of surgical procedure was effected by QOL of the patients. The effects of SILC on QOL remain unclear. In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of conventional laparoscopic cholecystectomy (CLC) and single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC) procedures on the clinical outcomes and quality of life of patients by short-term follow-up evaluation.Material and methodsIn this study, 142 patients who underwent cholecystectomy operations with either technique underwent SILC and CLC were evaluated. The quality of life index in the patients was measured with short form 36 (SF 36) test.ResultsThe results of mean operative time, length of stay and complication rate for SILC and CLC were similar. The postoperative health-related quality of life (HRQOL) scores were not significantly different between the SILC and CLC patients but only physical functioning score were higher in SILC patients.ConclusionsSILC is a safe and effective alternative to CLC. To detect the effects of SILC on HRQOL, we need long-term prospective comparative studies.
  • Asymmetric bilateral traumatic hip dislocation: A case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: August 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 32Author(s): Ahmed Alshammari, Basam Alanazi, Ismail Almogbil, Saud M. Alfayez IntroductionTraumatic hip dislocation is a severe injury with the potential for significant morbidity and mortality. Bilateral hip dislocation is rare representing 1.25% of all hip dislocations.Presentation of the caseA 19-year-old male had a high-speed motor vehicle accident. After stabilizing the patient, it was noticed that the position of the right lower limb was in adduction and internal rotation while the left was in external rotation and abduction. Pelvis x-ray showed right superior posterior and left anterior inferior hip dislocations. Closed reduction was performed within 3 hours from the trauma for both sides. The post reduction CT scan showed adequate reduction of both hips with no associated fractures. During his three-year follow-up, he never had any complaints and the clinical examination and radiographs did not reveal any abnormalities.DiscussionEarly reduction of hip dislocations minimizes the risk of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The current recommendations state that a hip dislocation must be reduced within 6 hours.ConclusionThis is a rare case of bilateral asymmetric hip dislocations with no concomitant fractures. It is important to reduce hip dislocation within 6 hours from the time of injury to prevent osteonecrosis of the femoral head.
  • Multiple magnet ingestion causing instestinal obstruction and
           entero-enteric fistula: Which imaging modality besides radiographs' A
           case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): Evangelos Blevrakis, Maria Raissaki, Sofia Xenaki, Elissavet Astyrakaki, Nelli Kholcheva, Emmanuel Chrysos Ingested foreign bodies occur in children younger than 3 years and pass uneventfully through the gastrointestinal tract. However, multiple magnet ingestion are associated with serious complications. A 9-year old male with abdominal pain and vomiting 3 days prior to admission, underwent abdominal radiographs showing radiopaque foreign bodies. Ultrasonography (US) independently discovered one magnet floating in the jejunum. Preoperative Computed Tomography (CT) confirmed the presence of two neighbouring magnets causing obstruction and beaking of an adjacent jejunal loop. Laparotomy led to uneventful recovery of transmesenteric fistula formation following pressure necrosis in two jejunal loops. We present the first case of multiple magnet ingestion managed in our institution, where the prevalence of magnet ingestions is low due to unpopularity of magnet toys. Conclusion: Awareness of the potentially devastating effects of multiple magnets passing the pylorus and the contribution of different imaging modalities for the diagnosis are emphasized and discussed.
  • Gallstone ileus of the sigmoid colon caused by cholecystocolonic fistula:
           A case report

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): González-Urquijo Mauricio, Hinojosa-Gonzalez David Eugenio, Quevedo-Fernandez Enrique IntroductionA cholecystocolonic fistula (CCF) is a late complication following repeated episodes of chronic inflammation of the gallbladder in contact with the hepatic flexure, and it might cause a biliary ileus in the colon, causing an intestinal obstruction, and if left untreated, a life threatening disease.Presentation of casea 49-year-old female patient presented with abdominal pain and bowel obstruction due to a gallstone impaction on the sigmoid colon as consequence of a cholecystocolonic fistula. An enterolithotomy was performed, and the patient evolved favorably. She was discharged without complications on the 5th Postoperative day (POD).DiscussionClinical signs of CCF are usually minimal, and a preoperative diagnostic of CCF is rare, and it often presents with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and malabsorption. In the vast majority of patients presenting with CCF and biliary ileus, the stone is located within the sigmoid colon, accompanied with a concomitant disease at this point, with diverticulosis being the most common occurrence.ConclusionA cholecystocolonic fistula with a gallstone colonic ileus must be suspected in an elderly, and female, patient presenting with cholelithiasis and with intestinal obstruction. Treatment should not be delayed, and correction of the intestinal obstruction ought to be the basis of the treatment.
  • Cecal duplication: A mimicker of intussusception: A case report and review

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): Veerabhadra Radhakrishna, Ashok Rijhwani, Bhushanrao Jadhav IntroductionCecal duplication is a rare congenital anomaly and to the best of our knowledge, only 43 cases have been reported in the literature till date. Most of them present within the first year of life. They can mimic intussusception, and the delay in diagnosis can lead to high morbidity.Case reportA five-year boy presented with pain abdomen for a week. He was found to have ileocolic intussusception. The intussusception could only be partially reduced by the hydrostatic method. On laparotomy, a submucosal solid mass was found in the cecum with multiple enlarged lymph nodes. Mass was resected with clear margins and lymph nodes sampled. Histopathology was conclusive of cecal duplication. Post-operative course was uneventful, and the child is thriving well, last reviewed at three-year follow-up.ConclusionIncomplete reduction of intussusception, intussusception with atypical presentation or intussusception in atypical age group should alert to the possibility of cecal duplication.
  • Case report of a conservative management of cervical esophageal
           perforation with acrylic glue injection

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): P. Anoldo, M. Manigrasso, F. Milone, G.D. De Palma, M. Milone Backgroundperforation of the upper aerodigestive tract is a potentially life-threatening condition. The appropriate treatment of cervical esophageal perforation is still controversial.Case presentationwe report a case of cervical esophageal perforation that was effectively treated by a conservative management with acrylic glue injection.Discussionthe management of cervical esophageal perforations has been controversial and little studied. Various treatment options, including surgical and nonsurgical management have been advocated, and no gold standard surgical treatment has yet been established. Some authors have recommended immediate surgical intervention, especially in penetrating trauma, conversely, several studies support conservative management.Conclusionswe consider that the application of acrylic glue can be considered a promising, minimally invasive therapeutic option in the management of cervical esophageal perforation. However, the sufficient accumulation of similarly treated cases is necessary in order to confirm the efficacy and safety of this treatment modality.
  • Clinical pathway after gastrectomy for gastric cancer: A case series of
           laparoscopic gastrectomy and early oral intake with "iEat™"

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): Yuichi Nakaseko, Hironori Ohdaira, Masashi Yoshida, Masaki Kitajima, Yutaka Suzuki IntroductionWe investigated the validity of the clinical pathway of early oral intake using a special type of food "iEat™" for patients after laparoscopic gastric cancer surgery.MethodsFifty-two patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery for gastric cancer between April 2012 and October 2013 were the participants. We provided postoperative care in accordance with a clinical pathway for laparoscopic gastrectomy that begins oral intake with "iEat™ the day after surgery. We examined complications resulting from oral intake, postoperative complications, and the length of postoperative hospital stay.ResultsOf the 52 patients, 30 underwent distal gastrectomy and 22 underwent total gastrectomy. 50 patients was able to start early oral intake in accordance with our clinical pathway. No anastomotic leak complications were observed, and 9 patients (17.3%) developed complications as results of surgery. There was no complication related to early oral intake with "iEat™". Re-operation were performed in two cases. Overall mean and median postoperative hospital stays were 8.3 days and 6 days, respectively. There was a single case of hospital re-admission. The completion rate of this early oral intake clinical pathway was 86.5%.ConclusionClinical pathway of recovery program combined laparoscopic suregry and early oral intake with "iEat™" could be useful for gastric cancer. This study indicates that using non-liquid food like iEat™ can be feasiblel, and water or liquid food don't have to be used in early oral feeding after laparoscopic gastrectomy.
  • Surgical site infection surveillance following total knee arthroplasty:
           Tertiary care hospital experience

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): Irfan Ashraf, Yasir Mohib, Obada Hasan, Amina Malik, Khabir Ahmad, Shahryar Noordin IntroductionSurgical Site Infection (SSI) after knee arthroplasty is a major cause of morbidity and mortality that increases the hospital stay, financial burden and mental anguish of the patient. Infection Control Unit at Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH) incorporated total knee arthroplasty in its surgical care surveillance program and started collecting data in June 2012. The purpose of this study is to review Surgical Site Infection (SSI) rates in patients undergoing primary total knee replacement (TKR) surgery.Patients and methodologyAll patients from June 2012 to December 2013 undergoing knee arthroplasty at our hospital were included. Data was acquired from the hospital SSI database for knee arthroplasty surgery. Data was collected by SSI nurses for inpatients a well as post-discharge monitoring in clinics till 90 days post-op follow-up. The work has been reported in line with the PROCESS criteria.ResultsDuring this time period a total of 164 patients had primary TKR at AKUH. Out of these, 85 patients (52%) had bilateral TKR while 79 (48%) had unilateral TKR. The overall SSI was in 2 patients (1.2%).ConclusionIdentifying SSIs is multidimensional. Since our 2 infected cases after TKR occurred after discharge, this highlights the importance of post-discharge surveillance and not limiting the surveillance for inpatients only. Furthermore, the SSI program may be effective in controlling postoperative wound infections.
  • Optimizing engagement of undergraduate students in medical education
           research: The eMERG training network

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): Michail Sideris, John Hanrahan, Nikolaos Staikoglou, Panteleimon Pantelidis, Connie Pidgeon, Nikolaos Psychalakis, Nikolai Andersen, Theodore Pittaras, Thanos Athanasiou, Georgios Tsoulfas, Apostolos Papalois BackgroundThe practice of evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal are essential for the modern doctor. Early engagement of medical students in research methodology is considered as a rising need for most medical school curricula; however, few peer-reviewed initiatives have been reported so far. We developed a Medical Education Research Group (eMERG) as part of a novel undergraduate surgical masterclass, which aimed to train undergraduate students on basic research methodology, as well as to motivate them to pursue a clinical and academic career in surgical specialties.Methods: eMERG consists of an international structured network of senior academics, consultant-level clinicians, senior and junior trainees who support undergraduate trainees. Students are selected from a competitive pool of applicants. Several small prospective studies in skills-based education, as well as systematic reviews on similar topics, have run under the umbrella of this framework, in the form of scholarship awards. Structured feedback questionnaires were distributed to evaluate the experience of the first three years.Results12 students have participated in this pilot initiative. 11 manuscripts have been submitted for publication and 8 were accepted following peer-review in MEDLINE-indexed journals. Delegates perceived this experience as an excellent training opportunity which improved their research productivity. Delegates also stated engagement in research developed interest in the relevant surgical speciality, impacting their career aspirations.ConclusionseMERG is one of the first reported European educational research networks for undergraduates. Research outcomes and students' perceptions conclude that eMERG enhances engagement with research methodology and motivation towards a career in surgery.
  • Association between Q192R polymorphism in the PON1 gene and statin
           responses in cardiac patients

    • Abstract: Publication date: July 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and Surgery, Volume 31Author(s): Eman R. Abd Elgwad, Eman G. Behiry, Fathy M. Swailem, Seham G. Ameen, Dalia M. Abdelhasib, Rabab O. Abd Elhamid IntroductionParaoxonases are a group of different forms enzymes that consist of three non-similar isoforms, PON1, PON2 and PON3, which are located near to each other on the long arm of chromosome7. This study aims to investigate the association of a Q192R polymorphism of PON1 gene and statin response in patients with ischemic heart disease with dyslipidemia.MethodsThe studied population included three hundred patients with coronary artery disease with dyslipidemia who were prescribed statins. Total lipid profile was measured in these patients both before and after approximately 6 months of treatment. Q192R polymorphism of PON1 gene was assessed by real-time PCR.ResultsThere were no significant differences in baseline lipid levels according to different genotypes in all studied casesof Q192R (rs662) polymorphism. HDL-C goals were attained less often in patients with RR homozygosity than in Q allele carriers. Analysis by univariate logistic regression confirmed that QQ/QR carriers had an increased chance of attaining HDL-C goals.ConclusionThis study shows that the Q192R polymorphism of PON1gene has important role in interindividual variety in accomplishment of HDL-C goals in response to statins.
  • Unicameral bone cysts: Current concepts

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 June 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Shahryar Noordin, Salim Allana, Masood Umer, Mujahid Jamil, Kiran Hilal, Nasir Uddin
  • Oncological outcomes of abdominoperineal resection for the treatment of
           low rectal cancer: A retrospective review of a single UK tertiary centre

    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 June 2018Source: Annals of Medicine and SurgeryAuthor(s): Anwar Hussain, Fahad Mahmood, AndrewD.W. Torrance, Helen Clarke, Cordelia Howitt, Robin Dawson BackgroundThe use of abdominoperineal resection (APR) in the management of low rectal cancer has received criticism over high rates of incomplete resection due to tumour involvement at the circumferential resection margin. Extralevator abdominoperineal resection has been advocated as a means of improving complete resection. However, Extralevator abdominoperineal resection can result in increased cost, morbidity and reduced quality of life.This study aims to assess the histological features and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing standard abdominoperineal resection and discusses the potential role of Extralevator abdominoperineal resection in this cohort.MethodA retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of rectal cancer patients at a single centre. Patients undergoing standard APR were included from 01/06/2007 to 31/05/2012 to allow a minimum 2-year follow-up. Data was collected on age, gender, co-morbidity, pre-operative stage, neo-adjuvant therapy, histology, recurrence and mortality.ResultsSeventy patients were identified (45 (64%) male, median age 67; (range 36-85)). 12 (17.1%) patients had a positive circumferential resection margin; 4 (6.1%) tumours were located anteriorly, 8 (11%) were located posteriorly or laterally and may potentially have been completely resected with extralevator abdomino-perineal resection, Number-needed to treat = 9. Positive circumferential resection margin was more common in advanced tumours (p
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