Journal of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (JCPSP), is the prestigious, peer reviewed monthly biomedical journal of the country published regularly since 1991. College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan is the parent body of this Journal.


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Volume 30 | Issue 2 | February 2020
The Pivotal Role of Patient-centred Approaches in Successful Outcome of Evidence-based High Quality Cancer Care

By Ahmed Nadeem Abbasi

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Cancer Epidemiology in Lahore, Pakistan – 2010-2015

By Shahid Mahmood, Mohammad Tariq Mahmood, Misbah Masood, Imrana Tanvir, Omar Rasheed Chughtai, Shahida Niazi, Alia Ahmad, Farhana Badar

Objective: To study the cancer incidence rates in Lahore, which has an estimated annual population count of 10.3 million. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: Data on new cancer cases diagnosed between 2010 and 2015, among the residents of Lahore district, Pakistan, w...

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Inadvertent Perioperative Hypothermia and Important Risk Factors during Major Abdominal Surgeries

By Gonul Sagiroglu, Gozde Argunsah Ozturk, Ayse Baysal, Fatma Nesrin Turan

Objective: A relation between inadvertent perioperative hypothermia and possible important risk factors during major abdominal surgeries was investigated. Study Design: Cross-sectional descriptive study. Place and Duration of Study: Trakya University Hospital, Edirne, Turkey during 2016-2018. Me...

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Acute Presentation and Management of Abdominal Tuberculosis

By Qamar Ashfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Sarwar, Nafeesah Fatimah, Abubaker Shafiq Ahmed, Shabbar Hussain Changaizi, Mahmood Ayyaz

Objective: To study the clinicopatholgical profile and outcomes of surgical management of abdominal tuberculosis (ATB) Study Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Surgery, Services Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan, from May 2008 to April 2018. Methodolo...

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Diagnostic Value of Serum Biomarkers for Patients Undergoing Curative Resection with Non-B, Non-C Hepatocellular Carcinoma

By Youdi Li, Yanfei Chen, Jiu Chen

Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and des-gamma-carboxy prothrombin (DCP) for patients with non-B, non-C hepatocellular carcinoma (NBNC HCC). Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: The First Affiliated Hospital, College of Medicine, Z...

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Supervisor's Feedback on Progress of E-Logbook System of CPSP: A Cross-sectional Survey

By Khalid Masood Gondal, Junaid Sarfraz Khan, Arslan Ahmed

Objective: To determine the feedback of supervisors regarding role of e-logbook in monitoring of training, strengthening supervisor-supervisee relationship and improving overall environment of postgraduate training at College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan (CPSP). Study Design: Cross-section...

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Childbirth and Postpartum Period Fear and the Related Factors in Pregnancy

By Hamide Zengin, Icten Olgu Bafali, Sinem Yalnizoglu Caka, Oznur Tiryaki, Nursan Cinar

Objective: This study was carried out to determine the factors affecting pregnant women's anxiety levels during delivery and the postpartum period. Study Design: A descriptive and analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Polyclinic; and Anteneta...

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Effect of Optical Coherence Tomography Patterns on One-year Outcomes of Aflibercept Therapy for Diabetic Macular Edema

By Sehnaz Ozcaliskan, Sevcan Balci, Bugra Karasu, Ozgur Artunay

Objective: To evaluate the outcomes of aflibercept based on different morphologic patterns on optical coherence tomography (OCT) for diabetic macular edema (DME). Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital, Turkey from February 2016 ...

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The Effect of the Körner's Septum on Graft and Hearing Success after Type 1 Tympanoplasty

By Mehmet Fatih Karakus, Suleyman Emre Karakurt, Kursat Murat Ozcan, Aykut Ikinciogullari, Mustafa Colak, Haci Huseyin Dere

Objective: To determine the effect of Körner's septum (KS) on graft success and hearing in patients who were treated with type 1 tympanoplasty. Study Design: An observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Health Sciences, Ankara Num...

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Elevated Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-α mRNA Expression Correlates with Nuclear Factor Kappa B Expression in Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells in Preeclampsia

By Zaima Ali, Uzma Zafar, Saba Khaliq, Khalid Pervaiz Lone

Objective: To evaluate, compare and correlate the mRNA expression of nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in preeclampsia and normotensive group. Study Design: Cross-sectional comparative study. Place and Duration of St...

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Vacuum-assisted Closure in Integration of Skin Graft Over Scalp Wounds: A Randomised Control Trial

By Abdul Malik Mujahid, Farrukh Aslam Khalid, Noor Ali, Yawar Sajjad, Husnain Khan, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar

Objective: To compare outcome of split thickness graft with and without vacuum-assisted closure over the scalp soft tissue defects in terms of graft take and complications. Study Design: Randomised controlled trial. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Plastic Surgery, Jinnah Burns and Reco...

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Conservative Treatment Approach in Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax

By Cenk Balta, Mustafa Kuzucuoglu

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and pain levels of minimally invasive approaches in the treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). Study Design: Observational study Place and Duration of Study: Department of Thoracic Surgery, Balikesir University, Turkey, from August 2017 to August ...

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Relationship between the Size and Location of the Mass and Hilar and Mediastinal Lymph Node Metastasis in Early and Locally Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

By Mustafa Kuzucuoglu, Ali Gokyer, Osman Kula, Ali Cem Yekdes, Baran Serdar Sunal, Yekta Altemur Karamustafaoglu, Yener Yoruk, Irfan Cicin

Objective: To determine whether there is a relationship between the size and location of the mass and lymph node metastasis in non-small cell lung cancer. Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study: Department of Medical Oncology of Trakya University, from November 2013 to Nov...

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Prevalence and Determinants of Anemia among Women of Reproductive Age in Developing Countries

By Sumera Aziz Ali, Umber Khan, Anam Feroz

Anemia is one of the major causes of maternal mortality and morbidity across the globe, affecting around two-thirds of pregnant women in developing countries. The objective of this study was to synthesise study findings regarding the prevalence and determinants of anemia among women of reproductiv...

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Hepatic Artery Variations in a Sample of Pakistani Population

By Faisal Hanif, Umer Farooq, Awais Amjad Malik, Asghar Khan, Raza Hasnain Sayyed, Imran Khalid Niazi

Objective: To identify the frequency of different arterial variants of common hepatic artery (CHA) overview identified at abdominal CT angiography (CTA) performed in a large series of patients undergoing CT scans for various reasons. Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration of Study:...

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Frequency of Depressive Disorders among Women after Miscarriage

By Aafia Malik, Aneel Shafi, Irum Umair, Saqib Maraj Aslam Bajwa, Aysha Butt, Fatima Bukharie

Objective: To ascertain the frequency of depressive disorder in women after miscarriage. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Place and Duration of Study: The Outdoor Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Services Hospital, Lahore, from January to June 2017. Methodology: A total of 150 women...

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Pediculated Intercostal Muscle Flaps in Bronchiactasis Resectional Surgery for Bronchial Stump Reinforcement

By Farhan Ahmed Majeed, Ahmed Raza, Tashfeen Imtiaz, Kamran Rahim

Objective: To determine the outcome of muscle flap to cover the bronchial stump in the resectional surgery for bronchiectasis for prevention of bronchopleural fistula. Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of Study: Combined Military Hospitals of Quetta, Lahore, and Rawalpindi from Januar...

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Assessment of Age and Duration of Symptoms on Outcomes of Emergency Scrotal Exploration for Acute Scrotal Pain

By Ghulam Mustafa Nandwani, Adeel Anwar, Rajindra Singh, Alistair B Stewart, James A Forster, Sanjai K Addla

Objective: To study the effects of age and duration of symptoms on the outcomes of scrotal explorations for acute scrotal pain at our institution. Study Design: Case series. Place and Duration of Study: Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, from January 2006 to December 2017. Methodology: Retros...

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Topical Fluorides for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Subjected to Surgical Resection and Radiation Therapy in Resource Restraint Settings

By Aiman Sheikh, Farhan Raza Khan, Sadia Tabassum

Patients undergoing surgical resection and ionizing radiations for the treatment of head and cancer may lead a challenging life even after the cure of the disease; because these procedures can adversely affect the oral mucosa, salivary gland, bone, masticatory musculature, and the dentition. Espec...

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Subacute Bowel Obstruction Secondary to an Obturator Hernia

By Long-Zhi Zheng, Chang-Yue Zheng, Bin Zu, Wei Lin

Obturator hernia is a rare abdominal wall hernia and is one of the rare causes of intestinal obstruction. Due to lack of specific clinical symptoms in the early stage, and the deep position of hernia absence of surface swelling, few cases are diagnosed definitively before surgery. Therefore, obtur...

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Hereditary Spherocytosis Associated with Gilbert Syndrome Diagnosed with Liver Biopsy Examination and Exome Sequencing

By Wei Zou, Zhendong Zhang, Yongming Tan, Lunli Zhang

Depending on which part of the physiological pathway is affected by the pathology, jaundice is classified into three categories: pre-hepatic/hemolytic, hepatic/hepatocellular, and post-hepatic/cholestatic. With routine laboratory tests, most cases of jaundice can be etiologically diagnosed. Howeve...

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Isolated Superficial Dorsal Penile Vein Thrombosis due to Scabies Infestation

By Serkan Akan, Caner Ediz

Thrombosis or thrombophlebitis of the superficial dorsal vein of the penis is called penile Mondor's disease. Although many factors are suggested as the etiology, but it has not been clarified yet. Hypersensitivity reactions may predispose to this complication in some patients; and it results...

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Extra-anatomical Cephalic to Internal Jugular Vein Bypass for Central Venous Occlusion

By Zia Ur Rehman

Extra-anatomical cephalic to internal jugular venovenous bypass is a surgical method of improving the patency of arteriovenous access in patients with central venous stenosis (CVS), which is infrequently performed. It can be more durable compared to percutaneous venoplasty for CVS. We present a 60...

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Rapamycin-eluting Single and Double Stenting on Serum Markers in Coronary Bifurcation Lesions

By Jintao Wang, Yihua Zeng, Hai Zhu

The objective of study was to compare effects of rapamycin-eluting single and double stenting on serum markers like high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), interleukin 6 (IL-6), interleukin 8 (IL-8) and monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) in ...

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A Child with Lipemic Sample: Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy

By Qurat-ul -Ain, Waqas Sheikh, Noreen Shahzad

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Amyand's Hernia – A Rare Intraoperative Finding in Inguinal Hernias

By Wajeeha Khalid, Hajrah Hilal Ahmed, Muhammad Jamaluddin

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Ruptured Ectopic Tubal Gestation: An Unsolvable Conundrum on Imaging!

By Mahnoor Hafeez, Sohbia Munir, Nazia Munir

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A Typical Carcinoid Tumor of the Lung Presenting as Diffuse Cystic Bronchiectasis

By Zhu Meng, Huang Linian

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Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome with Bilateral Blephroptosis and Cataracts

By Mohammad Idris, Mahfooz Hussain, Shafaatullah khan

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Special Issue

Special Supplement 1 | Volume 29 | December 2019
Case Reports

By Editor JCPSP

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Anaesthetic Management of Cerebral Arterio-venous Malformation Excision Using Awake Craniotomy: Initial Experience of Two Cases

By Waleed Bin Ghaffar, Khalid Ahsan, Faraz Shafiq, Ather Enam2

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Accessory Cardiac Conduction Pathway with an Unusual Presentation

By Ikram Ahmed Rana, Wajeeha Afzal

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A Single Coronary Artery with an Absent Right Coronary and a Superdominant Left Circumflex Giving off a Branch Supplying the Right Coronary Artery Territory

By Imran Iftikhar, Adeel Ur Rehman, Hamid Sharif Khan

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Partial Malrotation of Bowel Loops in an Adolescent with Left Hypochondrial Pain

By Kanwal Laique, Syed Mubarak Ali

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Neurolymphomatosis of the Sciatic and Tibial Nerves

By Muhammad Talha Yaseen, Pir Abdul Ahad Aziz, Kashif Siddique, Taimoor Ali Tariq

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Self-expanding Metallic Stent Placement in Malignant Terminal Ileal Stricture

By Kailash Raj Makhejani, Muhammad Mansoor Ul Haq, Jawaid Iqbal, Naila Zahid

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Topical Sevoflurane: An Alternative Treatment for Pressure Ulcers

By Isin Gencay

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Strangulated Intrapericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia after Hybrid Maze Procedure

By Muhammad Fahim, Tim Campbell-Smith

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Improvement of Esophageal Anastomotic Leak by Vacuum-assisted Closure in Three Cases with Gastric Cancer

By Seracettin Egin, Semih Hot

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Kallmann Syndrome with Syndactyly

By Farid Kassidi, Majdouline Boujoual, Moulay El Mehdi El Hassani

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Acute Viral Hepatitis: Simultaneous Infection from Hepatitis A, B and E Viruses

By Nazish Butt, M. Ali Khan, Farhan Haleem

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A Case of Polyautoimmunity: Celiac Hepatitis, Grave's Disease and Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia

By Nazish Butt, Muhammad Ali Khan, Zain Abid, Farhan Haleem

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Sigmoid Sinus Thrombosis with Cerebellar Tuberculous Abscess: A Rare Case of Chronic Headache with Vision Loss

By Ahmed Tanjimul Islam, Kafil Uddin, Ahmed Ali, Pijush Kumar Kundu, Munzur Alahi, Mukul Kumar Sarkar

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Tumour-to-tumour Metastasis: Cutaneous Melanoma Metastasizing to Leiomyoma Uteri

By Jelena Amidzic, Nenad Solajic, Aleksandra Fejsa Levakov, Matilda Djolai, Nada Vuckovic

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High Grade Encapsulated Papillary Carcinoma of Breast in a Young Female

By Madiha Bilal Qureshi, Naila Kayani

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Deep-seated Hibernoma of Thigh: A Rare Benign Adipocytic Tumor

By Muhammad Omar Afzal, Ata-ul-Haq , Sobia Mazhar, Moazzam Nazeer Tarar

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Solitary Endobronchial Papilloma: A Rare Entity

By Muhammad Soban Arif Maan, Muhammad Waleed, Amir Humza Sohail, Asna Sulaiman, Javaid Ahmed Khan

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The First Described Case of Bizarre Leiomyoma of the Portal Vein

By Murat Ferhat Ferhatoglu

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A Patient of Advanced NSCLC with a New EGFR Exon 19 Insertion Mutation and its Response to EGFR-TKIs

By Ning Zhu, Caixia Dong, Shanshan Weng, Ying Yuan, Ying Yuan

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Surgically-assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion under Local Anesthesia

By Cansu Gul Koca, Ihsan Sami Guvenc

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Pelvic Angiosarcoma Around Total Hip Prosthesis

By Alberto Sánchez-García, Alberto Pérez García, Enrique Salmerón González

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Surgical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis with Andersson Lesion

By Fengguang Yang, Liang Yang, Enhui Ren, Yong Yang, Jing Wang, Xuewen Kang

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Recurrent, Large, Extraskeletal Osteosarcoma at the Back

By Muhammad Danish Muneeb, Mirza Agha Naushad Baig

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Laparoscopic Resection of Isolated Retroperitoneal Gastric Duplication Cyst in an Infant

By Vipul Gupta, Usman Javaid, Ghadir Jaber, Diary Mohd, Mamoun AlMarzouqi

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A Case of Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related Sclerosing Periaortitis Mimicking Mediastinal Malignant Tumor

By Fuat Erel, Mustafa Kuzucuoglu, Nurhan Sarioglu, Eren Altun

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Benign Broncho-esophageal Fistula Presenting as Unresolved Pneumonia

By Waseem M. Hajjar, Lamyaa A. Althawadi, Nada A. Bin Semaih, Adnan W. Hajjar, Sami A. Al-Nassar

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Robot-assisted Laparoscopic Nephroureterectomy for a Nephrogenic Adenoma of Ureter

By Keiran David Clement, Catherine Thompson, Omar M. Aboumarzouk

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Bladder-sparing Approach in a Woman with Muscle-invasive Primary Bladder Melanoma

By Mehmet Necmettin Mercimek, Ender Ozden

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Unilateral Synchronous Multiple Kidney Tumors Managed by Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy: Five-year Follow-up

By Mehmet Necmettin Mercimek, Latif Mustafa Ozbek, Ender Ozden

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A Mature Cystic Teratoma of the Urinary Bladder

By Safdar Shah, Wajid Ali, Imran Ansari, Shams-ul -Islam

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