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Abstract | May 7, 2021

Overlapping Surgery from the Patient’s Perspective: A Qualitative Study

Overlapping operations are defined by the American College of Surgeons as when a single surgeon oversees more than one operating room but is present for all “critical” portions of the case and is immediately available if complications arise.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | May 6, 2021

Hyperthyroidism and Sexual Dysfunction; Premature Ejaculation and Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder

Hormonal imbalances have been associated with various sexual dysfunction disorders. In particular, hyperthyroidism has been found to correlate to premature ejaculation (PE) and persistent genital arousal disorder (PGAD).

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | May 6, 2021

Hyperbaric Oxygen for Threatened Post-Mastectomy Skin Flaps in a Patient Undergoing Breast Reconstruction in the Setting of Adjuvant Radiation Therapy

This is a case of a patient who underwent radiation therapy after the first stage of post-mastectomy breast reconstruction using Wise pattern approach, posing ischemic threat to one of her skin flaps and the underlying tissue expander. Hyperbaric oxygen was considered as a potential therapy to restore skin flap viability.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | May 6, 2021

Double Inferior Vena Cava With Numerous Venous Anomalies – A Case Report

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Abstract | May 6, 2021

Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Clinical Summary

Quadriceps tendon ruptures (QTRs) are uncommon, yet serious, injuries that occur most frequently in individuals older than 40, peaking in the sixth and seventh decades of life. The incidence of QTRs is estimated to be 1.37 per 100,000/year.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | May 5, 2021

Investigation of post-surgical rod deflection using instrumentation with manufactured curvature in scoliosis corrective surgery

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a three-dimensional spinal deformity without a known cause1. Ideally, most scoliosis can be managed nonoperatively2. Yet with spinal curvatures beyond 45-50°, surgical treatment is considered. In order to surgically correct spinal deformities a multi-level spinal fusion, stabilized with rod implants, is the standard approach

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | November 12, 2020

Cerclage Management of Bleeding Cervical Varices During Pregnancy

Cervical varicosity is a rare complication of pregnancy. They present as painless vaginal bleeding, mostly during the second or third trimester, potentially leading to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. There have only been 18 cases reported in the English literature with varying presentation, and there has been no consensus on the optimal approach to manage cervical varices.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23 Pregnancy3

Abstract | November 12, 2020

Thoracoscopic Lobectomy after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation

Non-small cell lung cancer remains the most common cause of neoplastic mortality in the United States. Surgical resection of early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is recommended as first line intervention, however later stage, advanced local-regional cancers (Stage IIIa) often are treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy prior to consideration of surgical resection.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | November 12, 2020

Pediatric Aortic Injury Requiring Emergent Thoracotomy: BB Guns, Safe Child’s Play?

The leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric population is unintentional injury. Emergent thoracotomies are rarely performed in pediatric patients, especially in the very young pediatric population. We present a case of a 10-year-old male who survived emergent clamshell thoracotomy for penetrating chest trauma.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

Abstract | November 12, 2020

Penile Calciphylaxis in a 53 Year Old Male

Calciphylaxis, or calcific uremic arteriolopathy, is a rare and serious disorder that presents with excruciatingly painful skin ischemia and necrosis. Most commonly, this disorder occurs in the setting of end stage renal disease.

Posted in: Surgery & Surgical Specialties23

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