Journal of Surgery

Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015

  • Aorto-Esophageal Fistula: A Rare Fatal Case of Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Caused by Foreign Body

    Omar Toumi, Sadok Ben Jabra, Ammar Mahmoudi, Hanene Zenati, Mohamed Ben Khlifa, Wassim Kallel, Khadija Zouari, Noomen Faouzi, Abdelaziz Hamdi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 1-3
    Received: 27 November 2014
    Accepted: 29 December 2014
    Published: 17 January 2015
    Abstract: Aorto-oesophageal fistula (AOF) is a rare cause of upper gastro-intestinal hemorrhage. A fistulous tract develops between the aorta and the esophagus most commonly in association with thoracic aortic aneurysms, foreign bodies, esophageal malignancy, and the presence of an aortic prosthetic graft or following trauma [1]. High mortality still accompa... Show More
  • Laser Vaporization of Inoperable Esophageal and Rectal Cancer. Why We Use this Therapy

    Leszek Stefanski, Pawel Lampe

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2015
    Pages: 4-7
    Received: 3 November 2014
    Accepted: 12 December 2014
    Published: 23 January 2015
    Abstract: Laser therapy of esophageal or rectal cancer gives opportunity to withdraw temporarily symptoms of dysphagia or obstruction due to immediate vaporization of exophytic part of neoplastic tumor and exfoliation of coagulated deeper tissue. This therapy improves life comfort of patients suffering from esophageal and rectal cancer in cases when radical ... Show More