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Doing the job in surgery 2017: you and your theories

02/2017 Dear reader,

Welcome back from influential seasonal holidays, greetings and highly outbalanced relaxations, with and without the presence of family and geographic translocation towards areas with a more favorable climate for whatever you considered to define “perfect” and more than that. [...]

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Marfan syndrome presenting with abdominal aortic aneurysm during pregnancy

02/2017 Methods: We report a case of successfully performed Caesarean section followed by reconstruction of the abdominal aorta in a patient with Marfan syndrome.

Results: A 35-year-old woman at 37 weeks’ gestation in her second pregnancy was referred with abdominal aortic aneurysm. [...]

Perioperative fluid management

02/2017 Fluid shifts commonly occur in the perioperative setting and may result in hypo- or hypervolemia. Reasons for such changes in fluid status are multiple, ranging from the underlying disease process (e. g., vomiting, ileus, peritonitis/sepsis) over drug-induced venous pooling [...]

Effect of different doses of 2‑aminoethoxydiphenyl borate on intestinal ischemia-reperfusion injury

02/2017 Background: Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening clinical entity. 2‑Aminoethoxydiphenyl borate (2-APB) is a membrane-permeable modulator of intracellular inositol triphosphate-induced calcium release. [...]

Dieser Artikel ist nur für registrierte Mitglieder zugänglich A novel glue device for fixation of mesh and peritoneal closure during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair: short- and medium-term results

02/2017 Background: Mesh fixation during transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) hernia repair should be done using nonpenetrating fixation devices in order to reduce acute and chronic pain. Beside fibrin sealant, N‑butyl cyanoacrylate (NBCA) can be applied. [...]

The preliminary role of circulating tumor cells obtained from the hepatic or portal veins in patients with hepatobiliary–pancreatic cancer

02/2017 Background: Metastases, which result from circulating tumor cells (CTC) that have detached from the primary cancer and survived in distant organs, cause the majority of cancer deaths. The present study aimed to assess the prognostic relevance of CTC in patients with hepatobiliary–pancreatic cancer. [...]

Contribution of gallbladder polyp surgery to treatment

02/2017 Background: Surgery is the preferred treatment for gallbladder polyps, not only for relieving the symptoms but also for eliminating the potential risk of malignancy. In our study, we investigated whether patients who had undergone surgery truly had a surgical indication and beyond question required laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to malignancy. [...]

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