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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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%...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Herpes simplex virus encephalitis: An unexpected outcome in a polytrauma patient

By Mariam Sarwar, Saifullah Khan Niazi, Irfan Ali Mirza, Wajid Hussain, Misbah Noor, Anam Imtiaz,

An 84-year male was brought in emergency after a road traffic accident leading to polytrauma with deteriorating consciousness. Prolonged unexplained u...


Acute Limb Ischemia: Late Presentation A Sinister; A Cross-Sectional Study

By Tahir Hussain Dilawari, Fareeha Farooqui, Sibgha Aimon, Meher Jehan, Sehrish Latif,

Objective: to determine the causes of delayed acute limb ischemia cases, results of interventions in patients with Acute limb ischemia (ALI) and to as...


Tracheal bronchus in pediatrics

By Shi-Min Yuan,

Tracheal bronchus is an uncommon congenital anomaly. It is often of important significance during endotracheal intubation. In pediatrics with tracheal...


Right atrial tumour thrombus in advanced hepatocellular carcinoma: surgical techniques and prognosis

By Shi-Min Yuan,

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with right atrium (RA) tumour thrombus is a rare condition but the treatment always poses challenges. Debates remain wi...


Ovarian response can be predicted in women with PCOS who have ovulation induction with letrozole

By Özlem Karabay Akgül, Hakan Guraslan,

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the clinical, metabolic and hormonal characteristics of patients with and without selected dominant fo...


Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for Primary Immune System Disorders in Children: A Single Center Experience

By Asghar Ali Kerio, Tariq Azam Khattak, Tariq Ghafoor, Muhammad Yousaf, Nighat Shahbaz, Qamar Un Nisa Chaudary,

Objective: To document the outcomes of allogenic HSCT in children with primary immune system disorders (PID). Study Design: Descriptive Cross-secti...


Retropharyngeal Abscess Presenting as Torticollis: A Case Report

By Gozde Orhan Kubat, Aysegul Sule Altndag,

Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) is a deep neck infection with life-threatening complications such as airway obliteration, necrotizing mediastinitis and ...


Comparison of cannulated screw combined with medial femoral plate and simple cannulated screw in the treatment of Pauwels type III femoral neck fracture: A meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis

By Ming Li, Cheng Ren, Teng Ma, Zhong Li, Yibo Xu, Liang Sun, Yao Lu, Qian Wang, Hanzhong Xue, Qiang Huang, Kun Zhang,

This study aimed to compare efficacy of cannulated screw combined with medial femoral plate and simple cannulated screw for Pauwels type III femoral n...


Comparison of the Conventional PNL with Ecirs in the Treatment of Complete Staghorn Kidney Stones

By Hasan Nedim Goksel Goktug, Ufuk Ozturk, Sertac Cimen, Serafettin Kaymak, Ahmet Emin Dogan, Muhammet Abdurrahim Imamoglu,

Objective: This study retrospectively analysed the results of conventional percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) and endoscopic combined intrarenal surg...


9p24 rs719725 Polymorphism May Herald an Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer: A Meta-analysis of 21 Case-control Studies

By Xin Zhou, Aijun Chen, Tingting Zhang,

Many studies have suggested an association between 9p24 rs719725 polymorphism and colorectal cancer (CRC) risk, but with inconsistent results. This me...


Barcode Medication Administration Technology to Prevent Medication Errors

By Munazza Saleem,

Medication errors cause harm to patients at any point along the medication administration process and can be prevented. Barcoding medication administr...


Outcomes of Chemotherapy plus Cetuximab as First-Line Treatment in Patients with Metastatic, Recurrent, Unresectable Head and Neck Cancers: Real-Life Data

By DOĞAN YAZILITAŞ, Hayriye Sahinli, Guleser Saylam, Goksen Inanc Imamoglu, Mehmet Hakan Korkmaz, Omer Bayir,

Objective: The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is overexpressed in most squamous head and neck cancers. This  retrospective study aimed to ex...