Surgery, Gastroenterology and Oncology
Vol. 28, Nr. 1, Mar 2023
Predictive Factors of Anastomotic Leakage after Resection of Left Colon Cancer: A Single Center Experience
Ahmed Shehta, Ahmed Farouk, Mahmoud Elashry, Ibrahim L. Abulazm, Mohamed El-Sorogy, Ahmed Monier
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-542
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Purpose: To evaluate the incidence and the different potential risk factors for the development of anastomotic leakage (AL) after resection of left-sided colon cancer. Also, to evaluate the AL impact on long-term survival outcomes.


Methods: We reviewed the cases who underwent surgical resection of left-sided colon cancer during the period between January 2008 and December 2018.


Results: 218 cases were included in our study. The commonest presentations were weight loss (45.9%), and bleeding....[more]

Short Term Outcome of Management of Early Breast Cancer Patients in COVID-19 Era. Ain Shams University Experience
Mohamed Shawky Mohamed Mohamed, Rania Mohamed El-Ahmedy, Ahmed Gamal Eldeen Osman, Mahmoud Talaat Rayan Emam, Dina Hany Ahmed
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-543
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Introduction: COVID-19 implied that a great number of infected individuals were hospitalized and possibly admitted to intensive care units. Cancer centers have rapidly changed models of care by delaying non-urgent surgeries. Breast surgeries were delayed for early breast cancer patients forcing clinicians to potentially alter treatment recommendations by neo-adjuvant chemotherapy until appropriate conditions were established. Aim of the work: to assess conservative breast cancer surgery after neo-adjuvant therapy in early breast cancer patients in COVID-19 era as ....[more]

"Missed Gall Bladder Cancer During Cholecystectomy - What Price Do We Pay?"
An Experience of a Tertiary Care Center from India
Santhosh Irrinki, Pradeep Kumar, Kailash Kurdia, Vikas Gupta, BR Mittal, Rajender Kumar, Ashim Das, Thakur Deen Yadav
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-559
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Background: The incidence of missed gall bladder cancer (GBC) is increasing with rising numbers of cholecystectomies in North India. Most of these are misrepresented as Incidental gall bladder (IGBC) cancer at referral. Our aim was to analyze the differences in presentation patterns and outcomes of missed GBC and IGBC.

Material and methods: A Retrospective analysis of patients referred to as IGBC. Missed GBC were identified as IGBC presenting with any one criteria (Suspicious findings on preoperative ultrasound and/or intraoperative during....[more]

Role of Ascitic Fluid Polymorphic Nuclear Cell Count and Prostaglandin E2 Prognostic Outcome of Cirrhotic Diseased Individual's Mort....
Abdel-Naser Abdel-Atty Gad Allah, Radwa Essam Abbas Hekal, Ashraf Ghareib Dala, Shaimaa Elsayed Ramadan Genanea, Hany Abdelbary AbdelAziz
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-514
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Background: One of the most common and dangerous consequences in individuals with decompensated cirrhosis is SBP. Early antibiotic treatment is crucial for effective treatment and lowering death rate. A modulator of the immune response and infection is PGE2.
Aim of the Study: To analyze how Prostaglandin E2 and the ascites polymorphic nuclear cell count affect cirrhotic diseased individual mortality prognosis.

Material and Methods: Ninety diseased individuals were chosen from the wards of the Internal Medicine Department o....[more]

Laparoscopic Totally Extra Peritoneal Inguinal Hernia Repair with Endoscope Preperitoneal Dissection and No Mesh Fixation - How I Do....
Sorin Cimpean, Nicolas Barriol, Hugo Steyaert, Guy-Bernard Cadiere
Surgical Technique, Mar 2023
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-539
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Background: Laparoscopic or robotic TEP hernia repair represents a minimally invasive surgical technique used in treatment of inguinal or femoral hernia in male or female patients.

Surgical technique: We describe the operative steps of the TEP hernia repair technique with the particularities of endoscope dissection of the extra-peritoneal space and no-fixation of the mesh after placement.

Discussions: The description of the trocar’s positioning and the particularities of the technique are important, especially for young surge....[more]

Learning Curve of Robotic Total Mesorectal Excision versus Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision - A Single-Center Study
Martin Karamanliev, Tsanko Yotsov, Dobromir Dimitrov
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-547
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Introduction: Rectal cancer treatment has changed over the last several decades. Total mesorectal excision (TME) has proven to be the gold standard in rectal cancer surgery. Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) and robotic total mesorectal excision (RoTME) for low and mid rectal cancer are implemented to overcome some of the difficulties of the laparoscopic approach. The aim of this study is to show a single-center experience in the learning curves of both RoTME and TaTME.


Material and methods: A single-center prosp....[more]

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma as an Extrahepatic Manifestation after Achieving Sustained Virologic Response for Hepatitis C Viral Infection
Mihaela Ghioca, Speranta Iacob, Ioana G. Lupescu, Gabriel Becheanu, Daniel Coriu, Camelia Dobrea, Adrian Costache, Alexandru Bardas, Cristian Gheorghe, Liliana Gheorghe
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-549
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Hepatitis C virus is a hepatotropic and lymphotropic virus, triggering B-cells and promoting B lymphocyte proliferation. The association between chronic HCV infection and different lymphoproliferative disorders is well known. Antiviral therapy for HCV, including direct acting antivirals, has been proven as effective therapy of HCV-related lymphomas. So far, only few cases of lymphoma after HCV eradication have been reported in the literature. We report a series of 3 cases with HCV-related liver cirrhosis, two of them with sustained virologic response 12 weeks after direct acting a....[more]

Complete Pathological Response in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Peek-A-Boo?
Sumou Ingrid Karmane, Hui Cheng Vai, Kok Lai Fong, Chio Chan Fong, Chong Keng Sang, José Costa-Maia
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-533
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Spontaneous rupture of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a potentially lethal complication. Despite various treatment modalities with curative intent, there are scant data on ruptured cases achieving complete pathological response (pCR), with only a handful of case reports. We report a case of a Chinese male patient with large advanced HCC (aHCC) first detected with rupture in an emergency setting, developing a pCR after multidisciplinary onco-surgical approach.



HCC is a major problem worldwide, with an incidence of appr....[more]

Early Postoperative Small Bowel Obstruction: Can We Blame the Drain?
Nikolaos Bogiatzopoulos, Nikiforos Rodis, Loredana Tanaseskou, Charalampos Seretis, Maria Tsimara, Georgios Zacharis
Images in Clinical Medicine, Mar 2023
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-554
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Abdominal drains are frequently used in both elective and emergency laparotomies, in order to prevent formation of postoperative collections in gravity-dependent positions or as means of early detection of postoperative hemorrhage and anastomotic leaks. Despite the benefits of their use, rare drain-related complications have been reported in the literature, including adhesional band formation and intestinal erosion. Herein, we present an extremely rare case of early, non-resolving postoperative small bowel obstruction after abdominoperineal resection for low rectal cancer, which w....[more]

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