Journal of Surgery

Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019

  • Post Thermal Sciatic Nerve Injury Successfully Repaired with a Sural Nerve Graft: Case Report

    Nangole Wanjala Ferdinand, Ochieng Sephania Raduma

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 119-122
    Received: 28 February 2019
    Accepted: 8 July 2019
    Published: 6 August 2019
    Abstract: Loss of the sciatic nerve may result in paralysis and sensory loss of the leg. Among indications for lower limb amputation is blunt trauma to the nerve that is feared to have no chances of recovery. Injuries of thermal in nature are thought to have an extensive damage far from the site of injury and are thus unlikely to recover. The injured nerve i... Show More
  • Mini-incision Hemithyroidectomy—Incision Closure with Subcuticular Suture Versus No Suture of Subcutaneous Tissue and Skin

    Sade Rajkumar, Vaidyula Sudha Spandana, Mutya Subrahmanyam

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 123-127
    Received: 7 July 2019
    Accepted: 6 August 2019
    Published: 23 August 2019
    Abstract: Minimally invasive thyroid surgery techniques (MIT) have the advantage of reduction of tissue trauma, early hospital discharge, and better neck wound cosmetic appearance, while maintaining the same surgical outcome as traditional thyroidectomy. In addition to MIT, methods of skin closure contribute to the overall aesthetic outcome and patient’s sat... Show More
  • A Useful Technique for Removing a Broken Guide-wire in the Femoral Neck Through the Proximal Femoral Nail Hole During Operation

    Wenrui Wu, Simin Luo, Tengfeng Zhuang, Ning Liu, Zhengang Zha

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 128-131
    Received: 8 July 2019
    Accepted: 10 August 2019
    Published: 26 August 2019
    Abstract: Context: Cannulated instruments are usually used while operating around the hip joint for fractures. For example, femoral neck fracture, intertrochanteric fracture, etc. Perioperative instrument breakage such as kirschner wires and guide pins is not infrequent. The fragment of instruments must be removed in order to avoid injury some important orga... Show More
  • Laparoscopic Assisted Percutaneous Microwave Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Close to Large Hepatic Vessels

    Mohamed Mogahed, Bahaa El Wakeel, Ashraf El Kholy, Wessam Moustafa Abdellatif, Ashraf Anas Zytoon, Mohamed Manaa, Nashwa Said Ghanem

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 132-137
    Received: 13 May 2019
    Accepted: 25 June 2019
    Published: 29 August 2019
    Abstract: Background: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common cancers worldwide. It was believed that ablation for tumors close to large vessels should be avoided for the concern of major complications. Microwave ablation (MWA) seemed to be a better choice than radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in treating HCC close to large vessels (≥ 3 mm), fo... Show More
  • Neonatal Intestinal Obstruction: A 5 Year Experience in a Tertiary Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria

    Chukwubuike Kevin Emeka, Odetunde Oluwatoyin Arinola, Ekwochi Uchenna, Iheji Chukwunonso Chigozie, Eze Thaddeus Chikaodili

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 138-142
    Received: 31 July 2019
    Accepted: 18 August 2019
    Published: 2 September 2019
    Abstract: Background: Neonatal intestinal obstruction is one of the most common surgical emergencies in a newborn requiring the services of a pediatric surgeon. This study reports the etiology, sex incidence, age of presentation, management and outcome of neonatal intestinal obstruction in pediatric surgical unit of a tertiary hospital in Enugu, Nigeria. Met... Show More
  • A 5-Year Review of the Presentation and Management of Urolithiasis in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital

    Olufunmilade Omisanjo, Muftau Bioku, Omolara Williams, Olufemi Akinola, Fatai Balogun, Stephen Ikuerowo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 143-147
    Received: 23 May 2019
    Accepted: 26 August 2019
    Published: 16 September 2019
    Abstract: Introduction: Urolithiasis has afflicted humans since centuries dating back to 4000BC, with the disease prevalence differing in various parts of the world. Contrary to earlier studies that depicted urinary stone disease as rare in Nigeria, recent reports have shown an increasing incidence. We aim to document the pattern and management of urinary tr... Show More
  • Effects of Zinc on Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease After Pancreatoduodenectomy

    Atsushi Miyosh, Hiroki Koga, Satomi Nakamura, Hiroaki Nakamura, Kohei Yamada, Hiroshi Kubo, Masatsugu Hiraki, Osamu Ikeda, Toshiya Tanaka, Kenji Kitahara, Seiji Sato, Hirokazu Noshiro

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 5, October 2019
    Pages: 148-153
    Received: 17 August 2019
    Accepted: 12 September 2019
    Published: 26 September 2019
    Abstract: Background: The etiology, treatment and prevention of Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) remain largely unknown. We aimed to elucidate the risk factors for NAFLD after PD and investigate the nutritional effects of zinc medication. Methods: We retrospectively examined 109 patients who underwent PD between 2013 ... Show More