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Volume 32, 12 Issues, 2022

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Vaginal Leiomyoma Presenting As Pelvic Organ Prolapse In Pregnancy

By Saida Abrar, Dr Raheela Mohsin,

Vaginal leiomyomas are extremely rare in pregnancy. These can present in a variety of ways. They can cause mechanical obstruction leading to maternal ...


Gossypiboma: The Forgotten Foreign Bodies and Surgeon’s Nightmare

By Usman Akbar, Adil Khan, Mustafa Rahim, Faiza Ahmed,

Gossypiboma, first described by Wilson in 1881, is a term that originated from the Latin word Gossypium (meaning “cotton”) and suffix -oma (mea...


A Rare Co-Existence of Multiple Cerebral Cavernous Malformations and Pleomorphic Adenoma of The Parotid Gland in Myotonic Dystrophy

By Sadaf Iftikhar, Muhammad Zeeshan Sarwar,

Myotonic dystrophy is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder primarily affecting the muscle function. Myotonia, progressive muscle weakness and wast...


Epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma with leukemoid reaction

By Yuan Yuan Wan, Cheng Li Miao, Shi Bo Liu, Tong Zhang, Cheng Hua Luo,

Epithelioid inflammatory myofibroblastic sarcoma (EIMS) is a rare and aggressive inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) variant. Our report identifi...


Mucormycosis of Maxilla: An Enigma To The Clinician

By Suman Sen,

Mucormycosis is an acute opportunistic infection caused by a saprophytic fungus found in soil, and decaying fruits and vegetables. It is a rapidly pro...


Disseminated nocardiosis with ocular involvement in a patient with ANCA-associated vasculitis

By Ayşe Bahar Keleşoğlu Dinçer, Serdar Sezer, Mucteba Enes Yayla, Gulay Kinikli,

A 62-year male patient, diagnosed with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), developed proptosis and decrease in vis...


Spontaneous cervical epidural abscess caused by serratia marcescens: A case report

By Idris Sertbaş, Derya Bayirli Turan, Mete Karatay,

Serratia marcescens infections are very rare and are usually occur in the form of nosocomial and opportunistic infections. The subjects usually have s...


Role of Recombinant activated factor VIIa (rFVIIa) in bleeding mycotic aneurysm of abdominal aorta

By Irfan Ahsan, Karimullah Makki, Sidra Rauf, Shaheen Sultan,

Mycotic aortic aneurysm is an infective disease of aorta with high mortality rate despite surgical repair. Recombinant activated factor VIIa (rFVIIa)...


Spontaneous Forniceal Rupture Identified By Point of Care Ultrasound: Case Report

By Ali Çelik, Mehmet Altuntaş,

Spontaneous forniceal rupture is one of the rarest diagnosis of abrupt onset abdominal pain. Moreover, urolithiasis is the most prevalent cause and co...


SRD5A3-CDG: a patient with a novel variant and brain neoplasm

By Cigdem Seher Kasapkara, Asburce Olgac, Betul Emine Derinkuyu, Ulkuhan Oztoprak, Jaak Jaeken,

Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDGs) are a large group of genetic diseases with impaired glycosylation of glycoproteins and glycolipids, and g...


Unusual Sites of Leiomyosarcoma: A Medley of 3 Interesting Cases

By Bushra Siddiqui, Shahbaz Habib Faridi, Asfa Shams, Jowairiah Hassan,

Leiomyosarcomas are malignant tumours arising from smooth muscle cells. They are rapidly growing tumors with aggressive behaviour and poor prognosis. ...


Neurobrucellosis Manifesting as an Altitudinal Visual Field Defect: A Rare Case

By Gursan Gunes Uygun, Sevcan Yildiz Balci, Hulya Tireli,

Brucellosis is a zoonotic disease with a wide range of ophthalmic manifestations, including optic neuritis. It is most commonly caused by the consumpt...


SUPERIOR MESENTERIC ARTERY SYNDROME

By ASIF ALI AMIR ALI, Kanwal Hameed, Ali Nawaz, Imran Khan, Sughra Perveen,

We report a rare case of upper gastrointestinal obstruction diagnosed in a 15 years old boy presenting with a 6 months long history of recurrent abdom...


Digital Necrosis Due to Septic Embolism: An Unseen Complication of Gangrenous Cholecystitis

By Nazmi ÖZER, Abdullah Sahin,

  Gangrenous cholecystitis is one of the most severe complications of cholelithiasis. It causes serious morbidity and mortality. The main pathology i...


Takayasu arteritis with isolated headache and neck pain: A Case Report

By Doctor Nazia Arain, Dr Shamsuddin Shaikh, Jawad Ali,

Takayasu Arteritis (TA),  a  chronic inflammatory condition of the aorta and its major branches,  causes narrowing and ultimate occlusion of major ...


Coexistence of Colon Perforation And Congenital Lipodystrophy in A Young Adult: A Rare Entity

By Nihan Acar, Turan Acar, Beste Suataman, Neşe Ekinci, Fatma Tatar,

Lipodystrophy (LD) is an acquired or congenital rare condition consisting of hyperlipidaemia, glucose intolerance/ insulin resistance, and almost comp...


Central Pancreatectomy for Solid Pseudopapillary Tumour of Pancreas in A 13-Year Girl

By Abdul Wahab Dogar, Shamsuddin Zehri, Hasnain Abbas, Irfan Haider,

Solid Pseudopapillary Tumour (SPT) is a very rare tumour of pancreas.  A 13-year girl presented to us with the complaint of upper abdominal pain and...


Salvage for postpartum massive hemorrhage in a Jehovah’s Witness with intravenous iron therapy and cell saver system

By TUGBA SARAC SIVRIKOZ, Cigdem Kunt Isguder, Muhterem MELIS Canturk, Mukadder Orhan Sungur, Sevgi Kalayoglu Besisik,

Intraoperative cell salvage (ICS) system performs autologous transfusion by filtering and reinfusing the shed blood into corporeal circulation during ...


Salvage intrapartum splenectomy for the treatment of transfusion-refractory anemia in a ß-thalassemia intermedia patient

By Tugba Sarac Sivrikoz, Murat Ozbalak, Aykut Ozmen, Mustafa Tukenmez, Sevgi Kalayoglu Besisik,

Thalassemia intermedia (TI) patients may need transfusion during physiological stress conditions, such as pregnancy. We present a case of a female TI ...


A Rare Case in Urology: Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor

By Murat Akgül, Mehmet Fatih Sahin, Meltem Oznur, Aysegul Arslan, Cenk Yazici,

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a soft tissue malignancy with a mixture of myofibroblastic spindle cells with hyalinized stroma and inflam...


A Giant Esophageal Epiphrenic diverticulum causing dysphagia, fungal infection and aspiration pneumonia in an elderly patient

By Sabhita Shabir Shaikh, Raheela Khalid,

Esophageal epiphrenic diverticulum is a rare condition. We present a case of a 70-year male with no known co-morbidities who presented with dysphagia,...


The Fate of Coracoid Graft after Latarjet Procedure:Arthroscopic and Open Findings of Graft Union and Glenoid Remodelling

By Mohd Nizlan Mohd Nasir, Raymond Yeak Dieu Kiat, Ahmad Hisham Rashid,

Successful Latarjet procedures depend on many factors, including graft union and subsequent restoration of the glenoid surface. Coracoid graft union h...


Diabetic myonecrosis; A vascular complication

By Daniyal Nadeem, Nanik Ram,

Diabetic myonecrosis is an unpublicized problem that can occur in patients having either type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus. It usually effects patien...


Cystic Neutrophilic Granulomatous Mastitis: Case Series and Literature Review

By Qurat Ul Ain Zahid, Nausheen Yaqoob, Nausheen Feroz, Sheema Habib Hasan,

Granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM) is an infrequent inflammatory breast disease, which can simulate malignancy on the basis of clinical and imaging ...


Huge primary intermediate-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma in the retroperitoneum: a case report

By Huang Hong Jun, Wu Zhi Ming, Meng Xing Cheng, Chen Yong Liang, Han Qi,

Myofibroblastic sarcoma is exceedingly rare, with low-grade features in most cases, and rarely involves the retroperitoneum. The 2020 World Health Org...


Primary Hepatic Angiosarcoma: A Rare And Very Aggressive Liver Tumor

By Selahattin Durmaz, Muzaffer Basak, Banu Yilmaz Ozguven, Kamile Gulcin Eken, Sukru Mehmet Erturk,

Primary hepatic angiosarcoma (PHA) is a sporadic and aggressive tumour of the liver that originates from mesenchymal cells and represents less than 2%...


Percutaneous biopsy of metastatic bone lesions invisible on conventional computed tomography: case series

By Cennet Sahin, Fevziye Kabukcuoglu,

Early detection and histopathological diagnosis of a bone lesion that is suspicious for metastasis is crucial to plan treatment in cancer patients. We...


Finger flexor weakness in Myasthenia Gravis

By Mohammed H Alanazy, Hisham Alkhalidi,

Myasthenia gravis (MG) affects ocular, bulbar, and proximal limb muscles. The involvement of distal limb muscles of wrist, fingers and feet are uncomm...


PENILE FRACTURE AT THE CRUS OF THE PENIS -A Rare CASE REPORT .

By Saddaf Hina, Nadeem Iqbal, Muhammad Khilan Khilan, Aizaz Khan, C J Shukla,

Penile fracture is an uncommon acute surgical emergency, typically  occuring after sexual intercourse, self-manipulation and at times, may be acciden...


A case of spontaneous ovarian artery haemorrhage in a post-menopausal woman with congenital solitary kidney

By Chen Lu Min, Feng Jiang, Hong Jie Hu,

Ovarian arterial haemorrhage (OAH), a rare cause of spontaneous retroperitoneal hematoma (SRH), usually occurs in women during pregnancy or in those w...


Papillary Urothelial Carcinoma Arising From Ureterocele. Is It Really a Rare Occurrence?

By Ayhan Karakose, Ekrem Akdeniz,

Various hydronephrotic, dysplastic or clinical pathologies can accompany ureterocele, a cystic dilatation of the intravesical part of the submucosal u...


Malignant Glomus Tumor of the Ureter: A Case Report

By Mehmet Demir, Adem Tuncekin, Ismail Yagmur, Asli Aydogdu,

Although glomus tumour is usually seen in the subungual region of the extremities, it may rarely occur in visceral organs. Approximately 1% of all glo...


Symptomatic Spinal Seeding Metastasis of a Low-Grade Oligodendroglioma

By EMRAH KESKİN, Hasan ALI Aydin, Burak Bahadir, Kenan Simsek, Murat Kalayci,

Extracranial metastases from primary brain tumors are mostly caused by high-grade tumors. Metastases from low-grade intracranial tumors are much rare ...


Treatment of a Cyst of the Canal of Nuck with an Inguinal Hernia by Laparoscopic Surgery

By Veysi Hakan Yardimci,

A cyst of the canal of Nuck is a rare cystic structure along the inguinal canal extending to the labium majus, which forms due to non-obliterated proc...


Adult Vanishing White Matter Disease with a Novel EIF2B4 Mutation: A Case Report

By Ting Su, Haijun Yuan, Wei Gao, Huaxin Li, Mei Yuan,

Vanishing white matter disease (VWMD) is an autosomal recessive genetic disease characterized by progressive loss of white matter in both cerebral hem...


Peripheral Odontogenic Keratocyst of Buccal Mucosa: A Case Report

By VEENA KRISHNAN, Philips Mathew, Parvathy Chitran,

The odontogenic keratocyst is a developmental cystic lesion of jaw bones. There is on-going debate about the pathogenesis of this entity.  Odontogeni...


Thymic Seminoma with Regressive Changes Obscured by Granulomatous Reaction

By Ayse Nur AKATLI, Emine Samdanci, Muhammet Reha Celik, Saadet Alan, Hakki Ulutas, Nusret Akpolat,

Primary thymic seminoma is an exceedingly rare tumor. There are few case reports about mediastinal thymic seminoma accompanied by secondary changes. W...


Renal clear cell carcinoma with unknown primary: is it real entity or just hypothesis?

By Yunus Emre Boru, Osman Sutcuoglu, Kubra Caliskan, Pinar Uyar Gocun, Ozan Yazici,

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common type of cancer, and about 25% of patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Bone metastasis is common in RCC,...


Locally Aggressive Mixed Epithelial and Stromal Tumour of Kidney Leading To Nephron Loss

By Mohammad Shoaib, Imran Khan Jalbani, Zeeshan Uddin, Ahsan Rafi, Farhat Abbas,

Mixed epithelial and stromal tumour is a rare benign renal tumour. It is mainly found in perimenopausal women. We present a case of a 42-year female w...


Treatment of Severe Congenital Scoliosis with Type ІI Respiratory Failure: A Case Report

By Yingping Ma, Yonggang Wang, Xinman Dou, Fengguang Yang, Li Zhang, Xuewen Kang,

We report a case of a 14-year girl with severe congenital scoliosis (CS) and type ІІ respiratory failure (RF), who underwent preoperative halo-gravi...


Prenatal Identification and Confirmation of Jacobsen Syndrome: a Series of Four Cases

By Shilin Zhong, Yuqing Deng, Liping Xue, Ru Li,

Jacobsen syndrome (JBS) is a rare contiguous gene disorder caused by partial deletion of the distal part of the long arm of chromosome 11. Only a few ...


An Evaluation of Rising Cesarean Delivery Rates According to Robson Classification at a University Hospital in the Black Sea Region of Turkey: Our 13-Year Experience

By Seda Keskin, Deha Denizhan Keskin, Sedat Bostan,

Objective: To analyze cesarean deliveries using the Ten Group Classification System (TGCS) for reducing cesarean rates. Study design: Cross-section...


Le Fort Partial Colpocleisis: A feasible treatment option in pelvic organ prolapse surgery not as a last resort

By Deha Denizhan Keskin, Seda Keskin,

Objective: To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Le Forte Partial Colpocleisis (LFPC) in the surgical treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) a...


Association of c-reactive protein/albumin, procalcitonin/albumin, platelet/lymphocyte and lymphocyte/monocyte ratio with mortality in hospitalized COVID-19

By Deniz çekiç, Kubilay Issver, Ahmed Cihad Genc, Selcuk Yaylaci, Ahmed Bilal Genc, Ali Tamer,

Objective: The present study aims to investigate and compare complete blood count and biochemistry parameters such as C-reactive protein/albumin (crp/...


Comparison of contrast-enhanced versus non-enhanced helical computed tomography in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis: A meta-analysis

By Yuhao Chen, Jushun Yang, Ruochen Cong, Meirong Wang, Jing Xiao, Jianfeng Zhu, Ying He, Bosheng He,

We aimed to compare the performance of contrast-enhanced versus non-contrast-enhanced helical computed tomography (CT) for acute appendicitis. A syste...


Can an inferior calcar stabilising anti rotation screw improve stability in unstable A2 Inter trochanteric fractures when fixed with a Dynamic Hip screw?

By Zaid Mohammed Al-ani, Santosh Bindumadhavan, Khalid Sharif, Vijay Killampali,

Objectives: Hip fractures are the most common cause of Orthopedic admissions in the UK. Inter trochanteric fractures are the most common type.   ...


LIVER TRANSPLANTATION IN HIV POSITIVE PATIENT: FIRST REPORT FROM PAKISTAN

By Abdul Wahab Dogar, Kaleem Ullah, Shams Uddin, Hafiz Bilal Ahmed,

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is one of the gravest health challenges worldwide in the present era, as it has been for the past four decades. HIV...


Comparison of Complication Rates Of Different Gastrectomy Techniques of Gastric Cancer In Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis

By Zhiming Chen, Hui Xue, Hua Yuan, Jia Wang, Qiuchen Wang, Xiuying Zhang,

The purpose of this study was to analyze the postoperative complications of different gastrectomy methods, provide guidance for the development of Enh...


Hearıng Loss after the Fırst and Low Dose Admınınstratıon of Cısplatın: A Case Report

By Atila Yildirim, Evren Fidan, Feyyaz Ozdemir,

Cisplatin is a commonly used antineoplastic drug that is effective against different types of tumors. Nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity and ototoxicity co...


Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava in an immunocompetent young-adult female patient: A case report

By João Filipe Gomes, Inês Vieira, Jorge Miguel Bastos Mendes, David Donaire, Rui Almeida,

Leiomyosarcoma of inferior vena cava is an extremely rare malignancy originating from the smooth muscle of the vessel wall, with only a few hundred ca...


Takotsubo like cardiomyopathy with concomitant pheochromocytoma: a rare presentation

By Pirbhat Shams, Intisar Ahmed, Sabeeh Siddique, Farhat Abbas, Aamir Hameed Khan,

Pheochromocytoma classically presents with headache, diaphoresis, palpitations and raised blood pressure. Rarely, it manifests as cardiomyopathy. Here...


A Case of Neuromyelitis Optica with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

By Haris Majid Rajput, Waleed Shahzad, Muhammad Hassan, Mazhar Badshah, Tehmina Inayat,

Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO) is a rare, idiopathic, autoimmune demyelinating disease of central nervous system (CNS) having a relapsing course. It consi...


Concomitant use of ado-trastuzumab emtansine and imatinib in a patient of CML and metastatic breast cancer: A case report

By Cengiz Karacin, Irem Bilgetekin, Fatma Bugdayci Basal, Omur Berna Oksuzoglu,

Imatinib is a CYP3A4 inhibitor, while ado-trastuzumab is a CYP3A4 substrate. Imatinib can interact with ado-trastuzumab emtansine (T-DM1) and can incr...


Hyperthyroidism presenting with coronary vasospasm: A case report

By Miao Congqing, Wang Wenyuan, Zhao Yue, Lu Dechuan, Meng Xinlong,

Hyperthyroidism is associated with a number of heart diseases, and it may aggravate previous cardiac problems or cause new ones, such as hyperthyroid ...


Treatment approach of acute coronary thrombosis without dissection in a bleeding patient with multiple trauma

By Gökhan YILMAZ,

Trauma is one of the causes of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In the literature, coronary dissection or vasospasm is thought to play a role in t...


Patellofemoral Anatomical Measurements on MRI in Patient with Suprapatellar Fat-Pad Edema And Mass Effect

By Suna Sahin Ediz, Senem Senturk, Adnan Kabaalioglu,

Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the impact of patellofemoral joint anatomical measurements of patients with anterior knee pain who were diagno...


Predictive Factors Affecting Recurrence After LIFT Procedure

By Mehmet Bayrak, Yasemin Altintas,

Objective: Predictive factors affecting recurrence or persistence of anal fistula of demographic and technical variables. Study Design: Descriptive...


A Delayed Presentation of Arginase Deficiency Presenting with Status Epilepticus

By Asburce Olgac, Eren Yildiz, Arzu Yilmaz, Cigdem Seher Kasapkara, Serdar Ceylaner, Bulent Alioglu,

Arginase 1 deficiency is a rare disorder of urea cycle. The presentation is usually late, leading to loss of intellectual milestones, spasticity and l...


Effects of Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Erectile Dysfunction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

By Shuai Liu, Jiuzhou Pu, Xu Li, Rongxin Li, Yanan Wang, Zhilong Dong,

Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (Li-ESWT) is an efficient non-invasive method to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The present systemic ...


The effect of orthokeratology lens on the axial length in children with myopia in Asia

By Guang Yang, Shaohua Tang, Qingnan Li, Lanfang Xu, Shuang Liu,

The aim of this meta-analysis is to see the effect of orthokeratology (OK) lens on the axial length of Asian children with myopia of low and moderate ...


Role of Ruxolitinib In Steroid-Refractory Graft Versus Host Disease In Patients Undergoing Allogenic Stem Cell Transplant, A Single Center Experience

By Hammad Javed, Qamarunnisa Chaudhry, Nighat Shahbaz, Mehreen Ali Khan, Raheel Iftikhar, Muhammad Yousaf,

The objective of this study was to evaluate role of Ruxolitinib in steroid-refractory graft versus host disease. This retrospective descriptive study ...


Evaluation of Viral and Bacterial Pathogens in The Central Nervous System Infections with Multiplex PCR

By Sedef Zeliha öner, Ilknur Kaleli, Melek Demir, Ergun Mete, Ahmet Caliskan,

Objective: The study aims to evaluate, bacterial and viral factors which have caused central nervous system (CNS) infection by multiplex PCR. Study...


Importance of Susceptibility-Weighted-Imaging in Methanol Toxicity

By Fazilhan Altintas, Ahmet Kaya, Dilek Hacer Cesme, Alpay Alkan,

Methanol poisoning is a rare but potentially lethal condition. Hemorrhagic necrosis of  bilateral basal ganglia, particularly of putamen, is one of t...