Journal of Surgery

Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014

  • Elevated Liver Enzymes in Patients with Cholecystitis

    Amir A. Fikry, Arafat A. Kassem, Doaa Shahin, Hosam aldeen S. Shabana

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 38-41
    Received: 9 May 2014
    Accepted: 15 May 2014
    Published: 30 May 2014
    Abstract: Aims: To investigate changes in liver function tests in calcular cholecystitis (acute and chronic) and to relate that changes to cholecystitis. Methods: A retrospective study including 389 patients with clinical and sonographic evidence of cholecystitis with exclusion of other causes of elevated liver function tests, which are done preoperatively a... Show More
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Still a Diagnostic Dilemma

    W. M. Isichei, M. A. Misauno

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 42-45
    Received: 4 March 2014
    Accepted: 26 May 2014
    Published: 10 June 2014
    Abstract: Background: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a rapidly progressive disease associated with high mortality in developing countries. The patients are managed for mastitis’s first and IBC becomes a diagnosis of exclusion after failed response to appropriate antibiotic therapy. This study was aimed at evaluating the outcome of management of IBC in N... Show More
  • Penoscrotal Elephantiasis, Diagnosis and Therapeutic Care: Case Series and Literature Review

    S. Mellas, O. Riyach, M. Ahsaini, Y. Ahallal, M. F. Tazi, J. E. El Ammari, A. Khallouk, M. J. El Fassi, M. H. Farih

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 46-49
    Received: 26 March 2014
    Accepted: 13 May 2014
    Published: 20 June 2014
    Abstract: Background: Penoscrotal Elephantiasis is a rare disease outside areas where filariasis is endemic. It is a benign disease but can become disabling in that it can make sexual relations difficult and sometimes even affect urination. We report four cases of primitive penoscrotal elephantiasis treated with complete surgical resection of pathological ti... Show More
  • Percutaneous Drainage of Thoracic Wall Cold Abscess with Malecot’s Catheter -Indications and Pitfalls

    Bhatnagar Ankur, Mazumdar Gaurango, Pandey Shantanu, Agarwal S. K., Gupta Devendra

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 50-53
    Received: 25 May 2014
    Accepted: 9 June 2014
    Published: 10 July 2014
    Abstract: Chest wall cold abscess is a rare presentation. Tubercular localization in the thoracic cage is rare and difficult to diagnose, due to multiple clinical presentations with chest wall cold abscess being the commonest. Cold abscess of the chest wall must be treated more aggressively, and meticulous debridement and wide resection including involved bo... Show More