Current Medicine Around the World

2023 - March

DAADs Improve Liver Fibrosis, Myth or Truth?
Abdel Naser Abdel Atty Gadallah, Elsayed Ibrahim Elshayeb, Shimaa El-Shafey Soliman, Muhammad Elsayid Ahmad Abulfadl, Ahmed Ezz El-Arab Abd El-Alim
Current Medicine Around the World
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-397
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Background: Hepatitis C is a worldwide problem. The hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of both acute and chronic hepatitis. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates about 71 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C accounting for 1% of the population.

Objectives: This study aims to investigate the response of liver fibrosis to direct-acting antiviral drugs (DAADs) used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection in different stages of fibrosis regarding several non-invasive biochemical markers.

Giant Volvulus of the Ascending Colon as a Rare Cause of Bowel Obstruction in a Young Female: A Case Report.
José Caballero-Alvarado, Mario López-Caballero, Carlos Zavaleta-Corvera, Víctor Peralta Chávez, Katherine Lozano-Peralta
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-536
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Introduction: Volvulus of the ascending colon is a rare cause of large bowel obstruction and presents because of its mesentery with excessive mobility allowing it to rotate on its axis. It is usually due to a congenital or acquired anatomical variation.


Objective: To describe volvulus of the ascending colon as a rare complication in a young patient, whose diagnosis was mistaken for sigmoid volvulus and diaphragmatic hernia.


Case report: We present the case of a 27-year-o....[more]

Lateral Lymph Node Dissection in Rectal Cancer;
"Does Image Size of Lymph Node Really Matter?"

Yasser A. Debakey, Fouad A. Fouad, Hisham S. Wahba, Ahmed E. Gabr, Ayman A. AboElregal, Safy H. Tealab, Mohamed Y. Ahmed, Hazem A. AboIsmael, Ahmed A. Abogabal, Yasser A. Abdelazim, Ahmed M. Rabea, Maha Y. Ismail, Mahmoud H. Khalil
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-532
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Background: The probability of lateral compartment recurrence is significantly increased in rectal cancer diagnosed patients with clinical evidence of Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node (LPLN) metastases if they get Total Mesorectum Excision (TME) without LPLN dissection, even if they undergo combined-modality chemoradiation therapy (nCRT).


Objectives: The objective of this study is to determine the minimum post neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy LPLN size that reliably predicts lymph node positivity.


Postoperative Outcomes of Trans-abdominal Open Surgical Repair of Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernias in Adults. Retrospective Observati....
Muhammad Ali Baghdadi, Tamer A.A.M. Habeeb, Alaa A. Fiad, Tamer Wasefy
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-532
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Objective: Evaluation of our management of acute or chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernia repair with sutures or mesh.


Patients and methods: Between January 2014 and January 2019, a retrospective study on 185 patients with acute and chronic traumatic diaphragmatic hernias was carried out at the general surgery department of Zagazig University. Results both during and after surgery were assessed.


Results: The median age of the patients was 42.6±8.3 years, with 81% being male. Bl....[more]

2023 - January

Interaction of Clinicals Values in Metabolic Syndrome and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Adults
Daniel Valenzuela, Christie Valenzuela, Ricardo Gaspar, Julio Reto, María Córdova, Rocío Valenzuela, Daniel A. Valenzuela, Ana Juárez
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-507
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Background: High-risk cases for NAFLD are currently underreported or not identified in a timely manner. It is important to elucidate the clinical behavior of the interaction of clinical values in metabolic syndrome (MetS) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), considering the complications that may occur in the group of patients with this comorbidity.

Methods: A total of 1,604 adults diagnosed with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were randomly selected for a cross-sectional study. Metabolic s....[more]

Atypically Gastric Tumor with Unexpected Evolution: A Case Report
Mariana Mihaila, Ioana Lupescu, Vlad Herlea, Camelia Dobrea, Gabriela Smira, Teodor Cabel
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-520
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We present the case of a 62 year old male with no relevant medical history, who for the last two months had been complaining of dysphagia for solids and liquids, marked physical fatigue, oliguria. Clinical examination revealed palor and dehydrated skin, as well as a tumoral mass of 10/10 cm palpable in the upper abdomen. Upper digestive endoscopy was performed, showing a vegetant lesion of 6 cm on the gastric angle, with a central ulcer of 4 cm. The oesophagus and duodenum were normal, and Helicobacter pylori test was negative. Histological exam from the gastric les....[more]

2022 - October

Added Predictive Value of Repeated Primary Investigation Examination for Choledocholithiasis: A Cohort Study
Suppadech Tunruttanakul, Kotchakorn Verasmith
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-481
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Background: The parameters used for predicting choledocholithiasis include clinical presentations, liver function tests, and imaging. Moreover, prediction is essential so as to select suitable therapeutic modalities, which are typically not available in primary hospitals. Thus, a time gap commonly occurs. In this study, we aimed to assess the incremental yield of choledocholithiasis prediction if liver function tests or ultrasonography were repeatedly performed.

Methods: This was a retrospectiv....[more]

Study of Occurrence of Duodenal Ulcer After Esophageal Varices Band Ligation
Abdallah Abdel-Aziz Bahnasy, Nagy Elmahdy Mohamed Hagag, Abdel-Naser Abdel-Atty Gadallah
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-424
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Background: In spite of a more efficient approach to upper digestive bleedings over the past three decades, acute oesophageal variceal bleeding remains a severe and deadly complication in the cirrhotic patient life, which marks a turning point in the evolution of their liver disease.

Aim and Objectives: To determine the frequency of duodenal ulcer (DU), as well as other clinical characteristics occurring after endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL) of the esophagus, Subjects and methods; The curren....[more]

Tigecycline versus Meropenem Adjunctive Antibiotics for Septic Critically ILL Patients with Ruptured Appendicitis
Mahmoud AL-Awaysheh
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-432
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Objectives: Recently, there are emerging evidence of sepsis related ruptured appendicitis caused by multi-drug resistant gram-negative bacteria including carbapenems. Our study’s aim was to explore the clinical and non-clinical differences between Colistin+Tigecycline (Group I) and Colistin+Meropenem (Group II) in septic critically ill patients after perforated appendicitis during emergent surgical appendectomy.

Methods: A single-center observational retrospective study was processed in c....[more]

Mesenchymal Hamartoma: Exceptional Liver Tumor in Adults
Daniel Gonzalez Gonzalez, Pablo Valsangiacomo, Nicolas Giroff, Luis Ruso Martinez
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-494
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Hepatic Mesenchymal Hamartoma (HMH) is a congenital benign tumor, with an uncertain pathogenesis. Most of them are diagnosed during childhood and they are exceptional in adults. We present a case of a young adult with a hepatic tumor in the segments IV-V, initially described as an adenoma and then, five years later definitely diagnosed with HMH. The tumor was completely resected with free margins because of its volume increase and risk of malignization. We study the clinical presentation until the final pathology. The analysis of its possibl....[more]

2022 - July

Outcomes of Sacrococcygeal Teratoma: An 18-year Experience in a Single Tertiary Referral Center in Thailand
Nutnicha Suksamanapun, Prapaporn Uthedphonrattanagul, Mongkol Laohapensang, Monawat Ngerncham
Current Medicine Around the World
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-392
Read article Pediatric sacrococcygeal teratoma (SCT), yet a rare tumor, is a common solid tumor among neonates. Although overall survival is excellent, tumor recurrence may compromise the outcomes.
Objectives: The aim of this study is to determine overall survival rate, tumor recurrence rate, and associated factors for recurrence. Materials and

Methods: A retrospective chart review of patients admitted to Siriraj Hospital with SCT (2000-2018) was performed. Data were collected and analyzed for the association with outcomes, including survival rate, and tumor recurrence....[more]
The Effect of Heparin Lock and Topical Antibiotics on Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Events in Chronic Kidney Disease with S....
Hery Siswanto, Muhammad Nuralim Mallapasi, Mulawardi, Jayarasti Kusumanegara, Umar Usman, Burhanuddin Bahar, Haerani Rasyid, Muhammad Faruk
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-429
Read article Introduction: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a complication that can occur in hemodialysis patients, especially when a double-lumen catheter (DLC) is used. This study aimed to investigate the effect of heparin lock and topical antibiotics on the incidence of CRBSI in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients using DLC.

Methods: This randomized, preâ?"post-control design study was conducted on adult patients undergoing routine hemodialysis. Patients were divided equally into two groups. In addition to the standard protocol, the first group was g....[more]

2022 - March

The Association Between Ki-67 and P53 Expression with Histopathological Grading in Breast Cancer: A Cross-Sectional Study
John Pieter Jr., William Hamdani, Berti Julian Nelwan, Muhammad Faruk
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-419


Background: Rapid developments in molecular biology in recent years have made possible the discovery of several new prognostic factors in addition to the previously known ones. Changes in proto-oncogenes and suppressor genes play an important role in the pathogenesis of cancer.
The proto-oncogene Ki-67 and the suppressor gene P53 are prognostic and predictive markers for the level of proliferation.   
This study aims to determine the association between Ki-67 and P53 in patients wit....[more]
Biological Characteristics of Breast Cancer among Jordanian Women: A retrospective Single Center Cohort Study
Mahmoud Al-Balas, Ghada Nazar Al-Jussani, Hamzeh Al-Balas, Heba A. Amawi, Majd Hasan
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-414


Introduction: Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease that encompasses a wide range of pathological entities and clinical behaviors. It is classified into several subtypes based on their histopathological characteristics, tumor grade and biological features. This classification is important for studying breast cancer etiology, predicting clinical course, and making decisions related to breast cancer treatment. This study aims to identify biological characteristics of breast cancer among a group of Jordanian women who were refer....[more]
Invasive Papillary Carcinoma of Male Breast: Case Report
Ghizlane el Mohadab, Mohammed El Fadli, Rhizlane Belbaraka
Current Medicine Around the World
Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-394
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We report a rare case of invasive papillary carcinoma of the breast in a 41-year-old man. The patient presented with a newly diagnosed symptomatic mass in his left breast of incidental finding. He had no concomitant disease at the time of diagnosis and had never received radiation therapy; he denied a family history of first- or second-degree cancer. Clinical examination showed a fixed mass. Biopsy revealed a solid low-grade intraductal papillary carcinoma with necrosis and a suspected microinvasive focus with high estrogen and progestero....[more]
Primary Renal Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Rare Case Report
Ricko Sadli Sujana, Muhammad Asykar Palinrungi, Gunawan Arsyadi, Upik Anderiani Miskad, Evelina Kodrat, Muhammad Faruk
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-421
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Primary renal non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a rare extra-nodal lymphoma with a progressive characteristic and poor prognosis. We report on the case of a 73-year-old female with a painful right upper quadrant mass. The patient was planned for radical nephrectomy via laparotomy based on suspicion of renal cell carcinoma, shown on a urography CT scan. Intraoperatively, we identified a huge, solid, fixed mass originating from the right kidney; thus, a biopsy was performed. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry results showed a diffuse large B-cel....[more]

2021 - December

Rare Case of Metastatic Peritoneal Mesothelioma Presenting with Intussusception
Aishah Md Salleh, Wan Zainira Wan Zain, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-367
Read article One of rare tumour that occur in peritoneum is Malugnan peritoneal Mesothelioma (MPM). Metastatic carcinoma may mimic bowel pathology and aetiology of intussusception.
5% of bowel obstruction comes with intussusception, while adult intussusception only represents 1% of all bowel obstruction, and of all hospital requirement only 0.003%-0.02%. We report an unusual case of MPM metastasized to the lungs and brain in a 56-year-old male who presented with chronic nonspecific abdominal symptoms. Computed tomography (CT) scans revealed apical pleural mass with ileocaecal intussuception. ....[more]
The Effectiveness of Billroth-II with Braun Anastomosis in Laparoscopic Distal Gastrectomy for Gastric Cancer
Ngoc Hung Dang, Nhu Thanh Dang, Trong Thai Le, Van Linh Ho
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-383
Read article Background: Gastric cancer is a common disease in the world, among the leading digestive cancers. Until now, surgery, especially laparoscopic surgery, is the primary radical treatment. In there, reestablishment of the gastrointestinal continuity remains controversial. This study aims to evaluate the term postoperative complication and short-term outcomes after distal gastrectomy with Billroth II (Poly A) - Braun anastomosis for gastric cancer.

Methods: A prospective study on 42 patients who underwent laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with Billroth II â?" Braun an....[more]

2021 - November

Study the Relation between Blood Ammonia Level and Esophageal Varices in Egyptian Patients with Liver Cirrhosis
Ehab Ahmed Abd ELatti, Ahmed Ibrahim Mohammed Mehanna, Walid Mouhamed Fathy, Abdel-Naser Abdel-Aty Gad Allah
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-348
Read article Objective: To investigate the diagnostic utility of venous ammonia level, as a non-invasive marker of the presence of esophageal varices, in patients with liver cirrhosis.

Background: Esophageal varices (EV) are dilated submucosal distal esophageal veins connecting the portal and systemic circulations. This happens due to portal hypertension (most commonly a result of cirrhosis), resistance to portal blood flow, and increased portal venous blood inflow. The most common fatal complication of cirrhosis is variceal rupture.

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Post-Cholecystectomy Gallbladder Remnant and Cystic Duct Stump Stone: Surgical Pitfalls, Causes of Occurrence and Completion Cholecy....
Tamer A. A. M. Habeeb, Hatem Mohammad, Mohamed Ibrahim Mansour, Mohamed Farouk Amin
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-368
Read article Background: Cholecystectomy is the standard surgical option for symptomatic gallbladder disease. The symptoms persist after cholecystectomy in 10 - 20% of cases. Residual gallbladder cystic duct stump stone is one of the most important causes. This study aimed to evaluate and compare outcomes of open and laparoscopic completion cholecystectomy for gallbladder (GB) remnant stones and cystic duct stump stones as regards intraoperative and postoperative outcomes.

Methods: This study was conducted on 84 cases with residual gallbladder remnant stone or cystic duct st....[more]

2021 - September

Emergency Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy with Low-Pressure Pneumo-Peritoneum in Cardiopulmonary Risk Patients: Fundus-Calot Cholecyste....
Tamer A.A.M. Habeeb, Mahmoud Abdouyassin, Fady Mehaney Habib, Muhammad A. Baghdadi
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-370
Read article Background: Elderly complains of cardiopulmonary diseases, and the incidence of emergent gallbladder diseases increases with age. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the usual approach in dealing with cholelithiasis that significantly replaces the open approach even in acute emergency gallbladder diseases. This study aimed to compare between initial Fundus first cholecystectomy followed by Calot dissection vs Calot first cholecystectomy in Emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy with low-pressure pneumo-peritoneum in cardiopulmonary risk patients regarding intraoperative data and p....[more]
Role of Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Isolated High-Grades Splenic Injuries: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Tamer A.A.M. Habeeb, Emad Salah, Ahmed S. Mohamed , Said M. Negm
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-369
Read article Background: Spleen is the most common intra-abdominal organ injury in blunt abdominal trauma. Splenectomy (open or laparoscopic) plays a role in the treatment of severe injuries of spleen or after the failure of conservative treatment. Aim of the work: to compare the outcomes between open versus laparoscopic splenectomy in high-grade splenic injuries (GradesIII-IV).

Methods: This study includes 70 patients with various grades of splenic injuries in abdominal trauma. The patients were 15 years and older. They were categorized into two groups: open splenectomy gro....[more]
Correlation of HIV Status to Non-HPV Associated Benign Surgical Perianal Pathologies
Mpapho Joseph Motsumi, John Thato Tlhakanelo
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-221
Read article Purpose: To describe correlation of benign non-HPV associated perianal conditions and HIV status in patients seen at Princess Marina Hospital.

Methods: A one-year (January - December 2017) retrospective study conducted at Princess Marina Hospital, Gaborone. The University of Botswana, Ministry of Health and Princess Marina Hospital granted ethical clearance. Data was collected from the Accident and Emergency department triage forms and medical records.

Results: One hundred and fourteen (114) patient files were reviewed. Sixty-six (66) were male ....[more]
A Rare Liver Tumor: Case Report and Literature Review
Choi Chin Wa, Leong Chin Wan, Iao Kin Sang, Chu Man Leng, Jose Costa-Maia, Pang Heong Keong
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-350
Read article The incidence of distant metastasis from meningioma is reported to be rare. Only about 0.1% of meningiomas metastasize outside the central nervous system (1), with 11 cases of liver metastasis reported in PubMed. A consensus about screening programs and treatment plan for metastatic meningioma is still lacking.
Surgical resection remains the first option for the treatment and should be performed in Centers with adequate experience. We report a case of metastatic liver tumor from an atypical meningioma and reviewed similar previously publishedcases, summarizing potential risk fa....[more]

2021 - July

A Descriptive Cross-Sectional Study on Clinico-Endoscopic Profile of Patients Presenting with Dyspepsia
S. Jayasakthi, Gokul D. Yatheendranathan, Naren Kumar A
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-267
Read article Background: Dyspepsia is defined as an upper gastrointestinal symptom complex, characterized by epigastric pain and or discomfort for minimum four weeks including burning sensation and may also comprise abdominal bloating, heartburn, early satiety or nausea, acid regurgitation, feeling of abnormal or slow digestion and excessive burping belching. the most common causes of dyspepsia are peptic ulcer disease, gastro-esophageal refIux (with or without esophagitis), and malignancy. This study was carried out to describe the clinical, endoscopic and epidemiological profile of patie....[more]
Cut-off Point Prostate-Specific Antigen and Prostate-Specific Antigen Density in Prostate Cancer - Suspected Patients in Makassar, I....
Moch Ilfan Gunadi, Muhammad Asykar Palinrungi, Khoirul Kholis, Syakri Syahrir, Syarif, Arifin Seweng, Muhammad Faruk
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-232
Read article Background: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a test performed to detect prostate cancer. Currently, no rational standard exists for its cut-off point, which results in increased patients due to prostate biopsy complications. Therefore, this study aimed to determine the estimated PSA cut-off point and PSA density (PSAD) in patients with suspected prostate cancer (CaP) in Makassar.

Methods: The study sample was patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and cancer of the prostate (CaP) in Makassar, Indonesia. Statistical tests were performed with the Mann-....[more]
Evaluation of Serum Prostate Specific Antigen as a Biomarker for Breast Carcinoma
Rochelle Felicidade Antao, Lancelot Lobo, Nawin Kumar, Abhijit Sudhakar Shetty, Praveen Mahantesh Pawar, Shruti Mujumdar
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-254
Read article Objective: Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a very important tumor marker for prostate cancer. The PSA was thought to be produced exclusively by the epithelial cells of the prostate gland, but a large body of evidence suggests that PSA is not a prostate-specific molecule and has been shown to be present in many forms of female tissues. The aim of the study is to evaluate serum PSA levels as a biomarker for breast carcinoma.

Methods: This was a prospective study where patients presenting with breast lump with a trucut FNAC report suggestive of benign or maligna....[more]
Ki-67 as a Predicting Factor of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy Clinical Response for Local Advanced Breast Cancer in Indonesia
Diani Kartini, Ahmad Kurnia, Yasser Jayawinata, Levina Chandra Khoe, Kevin Varian Marcevianto
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-308
Read article Background: Breast cancer is one of the most common health problems in Indonesia where 42.7% of patients have been diagnosed with Local Advanced Breast Cancer (LABC). Neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) is aimed to decrease the tumor size to be operable and decrease mortality. Ki-67 is highly expressed in the cell proliferation phase, while chemotherapy agents work effectively by targeting this proliferation. This study evaluates the utility of Ki-67 in LABC patients of the Asian-Indonesian population.

Methods: This is a retrospective cohort study. Ki-67 data was fro....[more]
Histopathological Review of 1510 Appendices Removed for Acute Appendicitis in a Teaching Hospital in Jordan: A Retrospective Analysi....
Mohammad K.M. Al-Wiswasy, Yasameen A.M. Al-Sharqi, Hamzeh Al-Balas, Raith A.S. Al-Saffar, Mahmoud Al-Balas, Kamal E. Bani-Hani, Mustafa Saad Yousuf
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-272
Read article Introduction: Acute appendicitis is one of most common surgical procedures with a lifetime incidence of 7%. The diagnosis of acute appendicitis is considered challenging despite advancement in technology and imaging modalities. Unusual histologic findings mandate a careful histological examination of all resected specimens.

Methods: A retrospective study of 1510 patients who underwent appendectomy for a presumptive diagnosis of appendicitis from January 2011 to December 2017. The aim of this study is to review appendectomy specimens regarding diagnostic accuracy....[more]
Defining Clinical Complete Response Using Endoscopy and Computed Tomography in Esophageal Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemoradiothera....
Navarat Tangbumrungtham, Nuttapong Ngamphaiboon, Chuleeporn Jiarpinitnun, Poompis Pattaranutaporn, Suriya Chakkaphak, Kanpat Visutjindapon, Papawee Paisan, Kornkanok Somboonpun, Pitichote Hiranyatheb
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-300
Read article Background: The validity of a clinical complete response (cCR) for predicting pathological complete response (pCR) and oncologic outcomes in esophageal cancer patients undergoing chemoradiotherapy (CRT) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes of post-CRT patients with cCR using our available combined tools.

Methods: Locally advanced esophageal cancer patients who received neoadjuvant or definitive CRT at our institution were retrospectively reviewed. After completing CRT, combined endoscopy and CT findings were used to define cCR, and t....[more]
Iatrogenic Duodenal Injuries, Analysis of the Surgical Treatment
Jair Díaz-Martínez*, Antonio Merlin-Gallegos, Nayeli Pérez-Correa, Berenice Edelmira Carbajal-López
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Article DOI: 10.21614/sgo-eC-325
Read article Background: When an iatrogenic duodenal injury occurs, it represents one of the biggest challenges in surgery. The objective of this study is to describe and analyze the surgical treatment of iatrogenic duodenal injuries in a Regional Reference Center.

Methods: A retrospective study was conducted from January 2016 to December 2019.

Results: We found nine patients, mainly were male (n=5), in the sixth decade of life. Most of these injuries were secondary to gallbladder and bile duct procedures (n=5). The average time elapsed between injury and repa....[more]