Case Reports in Surgery https://www.hindawi.com The latest articles from Hindawi © 2017 , Hindawi Limited . All rights reserved. Posttraumatic Progressive Vertebral Hemangioma Induced by a Fracture Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:11:26 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8280678/ The authors present an extremely rare case of an aggressive and progressive vertebral capillary hemangioma of the lumbar spine secondary to a trauma. A 40-year-old man who complained of back and leg pain due to a hemangioma of L1 that had begun a year after the fracture of the same vertebra was subsequently operated on. Due to the profuse bleeding, only a subtotal removal was possible. Histopathological diagnosis of the lesion revealed a capillary hemangioma. Postoperative control MRI taken at eight months showed that the lesion and destruction of the L1 vertebra were progressive. A second embolization procedure was performed and this time the hemangioma was totally removed via an anterior approach and corpectomy. Fusion was achieved by Th12-L2 graft and plaque. In the fourteenth year of follow-up, he was symptom-free and radiologically clear of this lesion. We propose that progressive hemangioma is extremely rare and that its cure is possible by total surgical removal of the lesion. This case is the second extradural capillary hemangioma secondary to spinal trauma ever to have been documented in English literature. The emergence of a hemangioma in a fractured vertebra suggests that its pathogenesis can be related to the deviation of the angiogenetic pathways from the normal healing process. Kaya Kilic, Emre Unal, Zafer Orkun Toktas, Fugen Vardar Aker, Akın Akakın, and Türker Kilic Copyright © 2017 Kaya Kilic et al. All rights reserved. Adrenal Rest Tumor of the Liver Preoperatively Diagnosed as Hepatocellular Carcinoma Mon, 19 Jun 2017 08:21:30 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8231943/ Background. Hepatic adrenal rest tumors are rare and show similar findings to hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). It is difficult to distinguish an adrenal rest tumor from HCC due to radiological similarity. We report a case of an adrenal rest tumor in the liver that mimicked HCC radiologically. Case Presentation. A 67-year-old female was referred to our hospital due to the finding of a hepatic mass. Enhanced computed tomography revealed a 17 mm well-defined tumor that was enhanced in the arterial phase and washed out in the portal and delayed phase in the posterosuperior subsegment of the right hepatic lobe, and HCC was suspected. We performed a subsegmental resection of the liver. Microscopic findings showed that the tumor was composed of pale cells, and tumor cells were aligned in alveolar or fascicular arrangements in a similar manner to features of adrenocortical tissue. Immunohistochemically, the tumor expressed synaptophysin and CD56. The final histopathologic diagnosis in this case was an adrenal rest tumor of the liver. Conclusions. An adrenal rest tumor is similar to HCC in radiological findings. This hepatic tumor should be added to the list of radiological differential diagnoses of hypervascular hepatic tumors. Megumu Enjoji, Katsuya Sanada, Ryota Seki, Takashi Ito, and Masato Maeda Copyright © 2017 Megumu Enjoji et al. All rights reserved. An Obstructing Small Bowel Phytobezoar in an Elderly Female Nigerian: A Case Report and Literature Review Tue, 13 Jun 2017 07:36:45 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/6962876/ Small bowel obstruction secondary to phytobezoars is an unusual presentation in surgery. We present a case of an elderly female patient with an insidious onset of abdominal pain, abdominal distension, and bilious vomiting diagnosed radiologically to be small bowel obstruction. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a trapped mass of vegetable matter in the distal ileum. She had enterotomy with primary closure for removal of obstructing ileal phytobezoars. Her postoperative recovery was uneventful. O. S. Balogun, A. O. Osinowo, M. O. Afolayan, and A. A. Adesanya Copyright © 2017 O. S. Balogun et al. All rights reserved. Pediatric Ovarian Growing Teratoma Syndrome Thu, 01 Jun 2017 07:56:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/3074240/ Ovarian immature teratoma is a germ cell tumor that comprises less than 1% of ovarian cancers and is treated with surgical debulking and chemotherapy depending on stage. Growing teratoma syndrome (GTS) is the phenomenon of the growth of mature teratoma elements with normal tumor markers during or following chemotherapy for treatment of a malignant germ cell tumor. These tumors are associated with significant morbidity and mortality due to invasive and compressive growth as well as potential for malignant transformation. Current treatment modality is surgical resection. We discuss a 12-year-old female who presented following resection of a pure ovarian immature teratoma (grade 3, FIGO stage IIIC). Following chemotherapy and resection of a pelvic/liver recurrence demonstrating mature teratoma, she underwent molecular genetics based chemotherapeutic treatment. No standardized management protocol has been established for the treatment of GTS. The effect of chemotherapeutic agents for decreasing the volume of and prevention of expansion is unknown. We review in detail the history, diagnostic algorithm, and previous reported pediatric cases as well as treatment options for pediatric patients with GTS. Rebecca M. Rentea, Aaron Varghese, Atif Ahmed, Alexander Kats, Michelle Manalang, Tazim Dowlut-McElroy, and Richard J. Hendrickson Copyright © 2017 Rebecca M. Rentea et al. All rights reserved. Adhesive-Enhanced Sternal Closure: Feasibility and Safety of Late Sternal Reentry Mon, 29 May 2017 07:50:23 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8605313/ This clinical case report describes sternal reentry performed years after adhesive-enhanced sternal closure using Kryptonite bone cement. This report provides novel data on the late effects of this innovation. We observed that sternal reentry is feasible and safe. The adhesive did not weaken from biodegradation over a period of several years. There was no evidence of adherence to adjacent soft tissues or other nonbony deep mediastinal structures. Surgeons who receive patients who require redoing cardiac surgery after adhesive-enhanced closure with Kryptonite can be reassured that sternal reentry is safe and feasible. Aaron J. Spooner, Holly E. M. Mewhort, Lisa M. DiFrancesco, and Paul W. M. Fedak Copyright © 2017 Aaron J. Spooner et al. All rights reserved. Spontaneous Rupture of Renal Metastasis from Hepatocellular Carcinoma Mon, 22 May 2017 07:43:36 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8607061/ We report a rare life-threatening case of spontaneous rupture of renal metastasis from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that was managed by emergent transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE). A 76-year-old woman diagnosed with HCC presented with acute back pain in her right side and was transferred to our hospital. Initial enhanced computed tomography revealed retroperitoneal hemorrhage from the right kidney, which was retrospectively diagnosed as a spontaneous rupture of the metastatic renal tumor from the primary HCC. Detailed examination identified an active retroperitoneal hemorrhage from the lesion and the patient’s condition became hemodynamically unstable; hence emergent TAE was performed. The hospitalization period after the TAE was uneventful and sorafenib was subsequently administered. Unfortunately, two months after the TAE, the tumor locally progressed within the retroperitoneal space. Tumors were controlled by repeated TAE as the patient did not want to undergo a nephrectomy. Consequently, she survived for more than one year after emergent TAE, exhibiting low levels of tumor marker. After rupture of the metastatic renal HCC, tumors were expected to progress into the retroperitoneal space, and nephrectomy was the next possible radical treatment to offer the best chance of long-term disease control. Osamu Kinoshita, Yusuke Ichijo, Masayuki Yoneda, Atsushi Ikai, and Tetsuro Yamashita Copyright © 2017 Osamu Kinoshita et al. All rights reserved. Acutely Obstructed Airway Resulting from Complications of a Laryngopyocoele Thu, 18 May 2017 07:31:33 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8123573/ Laryngocoeles are rare cystic dilatations of the laryngeal ventricle. Obstruction of its outlet can cause entrapment of mucus and superimposed infection causes a laryngopyocoele. Such presentations, although rare, have potential to cause airway obstruction. A 67-year-old lady presented with a one-week history of hoarseness and shortness of breath. On examination, she was stridulous and had fullness of the left side of the neck. Nasendoscopy revealed large bilateral vocal cord polyps and near-complete glottis obstruction. She was taken to emergency theatre for restoration of a viable airway. Upon excision of the polyps, pus was visualised originating from the laryngeal ventricle. Literature proposes that laryngocoeles develop secondary to a one-way valve caused by an obstructing lesion distorting the saccule neck. We propose that the laryngocoele developed secondary to large obstructing polyps. Urgent excision of the polyps allowed decompression of the laryngopyocoele and reestablishment of a patent airway. Rosalind Mole, Stephen Hayes, and Simon Dennis Copyright © 2017 Rosalind Mole et al. All rights reserved. Recurrent Lateral Ventricular Enterogenous Cyst: A Report of an Extreme Rare Case Thu, 18 May 2017 06:24:55 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/3098676/ The patient was a 45-year-old man with a progressive headache. Evaluation in detail revealed it as a case of left lateral ventricular space occupying lesion (SOL) resembling choroid plexus papilloma. A left parietal craniotomy was done and the lesion was removed completely through intraparietal approach. Surgical removal resulted in complete symptomatic relief. Histopathology revealed that it was a case of the enterogenous cyst. One year after surgery, the patient again experienced the same symptom and the images revealed recurrence of the lesion. The patient has undergone 2nd surgery and histopathology was the same as before. The patient was given radiotherapy and now he is completely relieved and well. Although intracranial enterogenous cyst is not uncommon, intraventricular enterogenous cyst as well as recurrent intraventricular enterogenous cyst is a rare entity. Md. Shamsuzzaman Mondle, Md. Shamsul Alam, Misbah Uddin Ahmad, and Md. Abdullah Yusuf Copyright © 2017 Md. Shamsuzzaman Mondle et al. All rights reserved. A Rare Case of Vasculitis Patched Necrosis of Cecum due to Behçet’s Disease Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/1693737/ Isolated cecal necrosis is a rare form of acute ischemic colitis and a rare cause of surgical abdomen. Behçet’s disease is a multisystemic autoimmune condition which can induce vasculitis. This can result in cecal necrosis while disease involves colon vessels. We describe a patient with complicated Behçet’s disease and ischemic colitis admitted to our hospital. Patient was a 62-year-old female with more accompanying diseases. Histopathologic findings confirmed the diagnosis of ischemic colitis and regarding patient’s vision problem and skin lesions, rheumatologic tests were performed which were positive for HLAB5 and HLAB51 suggestive of Behçet’s disease; the patient was improved with surgery. Abdominal pain can indicate a disease with vascular involvement like Behçet’s disease, especially in the presence of other clinical findings suggestive of the disease including blurred vision and skin lesions. An abdominal computerized tomography (CT) scan is very diagnostic in the same patients. Ehsan Shahverdi, Mehdi Morshedi, Faraneh Oraei-Abbasian, Maryam Allahverdi Khani, and Roya Khodayarnejad Copyright © 2017 Ehsan Shahverdi et al. All rights reserved. Contralateral Ovarian Metastasis of Clear-Cell Renal Carcinoma: A Rare Case Report and Review of the Literature Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/9849205/ Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) constitutes 2-3% of all types of cancers. RCCs metastasize into lungs (50–60%), lymph nodes (36%), bones (30–40%), liver (30–40%), and brain (5%) in respective percentages. RCC rarely metastasizes into ovary. Only 25 cases of ovarian tumor, which metastasized into kidneys, have been presented. In the literature, a kidney-ovary axis has been defined, and its interrelationship begins with embryological life. With this case report, we aimed both to present a very rarely seen metastasis of RCC into contralateral ovary and also to review the literature. Fatih Uruc, Serkan Akan, Aytaç Sahin, Caglar Yildirim, and Ahmet Urkmez Copyright © 2017 Fatih Uruc et al. All rights reserved. Perforated Duodenal Diverticulum Treated Conservatively: Another Two Successful Cases Sun, 07 May 2017 08:54:16 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/4045970/ Diverticula of the duodenum proceed those of the colon in respect to frequency of location. Incidence at times of autopsy ranges from 15 to 23%. Despite the fact that more than 90% of duodenal diverticulum cases are asymptomatic, complications if they do occur can be calamitous. Perforation is one of these rare complications. Surgical intervention has always been the mainstay for symptomatic/complicated duodenal diverticula, but with the advancement of imaging, medical treatment, and proper intensive observation, conservative treatment came forth. We hereby present two cases of duodenal diverticula, complicated by perforation and fistulization into the retroperitoneal cavity, both treated conservatively by Taylor’s approach of upper gastrointestinal tract perforation. Review of other cases of duodenal diverticulum perforation has also been presented. Jad A. Degheili, Mohammed H. Abdallah, Ali A. Haydar, Ahmad Moukalled, and Ali H. Hallal Copyright © 2017 Jad A. Degheili et al. All rights reserved. Combined Treatment of a Gallbladder Volvulus with a Common Bile Duct Obstruction Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/3906042/ Gallbladder volvulus is a rare disease and can lead to an acute cholecystitis. We report the case of an elderly woman with a gallbladder volvulus, diagnosed at CT scan and treated by surgery and endoscopic sphincterotomy. M. Laydi, K. Charpentier, B. Paquette, and B. Heyd Copyright © 2017 M. Laydi et al. All rights reserved. Acute Torsion of Appendicular Mucocele Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:59:15 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/9409281/ We present the case of an 81-year-old man with a known appendicular mucocele who presented to the emergency department with acute abdominal pain. A CT scan showed a change in orientation of the previously seen ovoid mass with surrounding fat stranding suggesting torsion. An emergency laparotomy with appendicectomy and resection of the caecal pole was performed. We discuss the findings and histopathology. Farshid Ejtehadi, James Brooks, Hebah Hassan Ali, and Vardhini Vijay Copyright © 2017 Farshid Ejtehadi et al. All rights reserved. Difficult Management of a Double-Lumen Endotracheal Tube and Difficult Ventilation during Robotic Thymectomy with Carbon Dioxide Insufflation Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/3403045/ Robotic surgery with carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation to the thorax is frequently performed to gain a better operative field of view, although its intraoperative complications have not yet been discussed in detail. We treated two patients with difficult ventilation caused by distal migration of a double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) during robotic thymectomy. In the first case, migration of the DLT during one-lung ventilation (OLV) occurred after CO2 insufflation to the bilateral thoraxes was started. Oxygenation rapidly deteriorated because dependent lung expansion was restricted by CO2 insufflation. In the second case, migration of the DLT during OLV occurred while CO2 insufflation to a unilateral thorax and mediastinum was performed. In both cases, once migration of the DLT during OLV occurred with CO2 insufflation, readjusting the DLT became very difficult because our manipulation of bronchofiberscopy was prevented by the robot arms located above the patient’s head and because deformation of the trachea/bronchus induced by CO2 insufflation caused a poor image of the bronchofiberscopic view. Thus, during robotic-assisted thoracoscopic surgery with CO2 insufflation, since there is a potential risk of difficult ventilation with a DLT and since readjustment of the DLT is very difficult, discontinuing CO2 insufflation and switching to double-lung ventilation are needed in such a situation. Yuki Sugiyama, Kunihiro Mitsuzawa, Yuki Yoshiyama, Fumiko Shimizu, Satoshi Fuseya, Takashi Ichino, Hiroyuki Agatsuma, Takayuki Shiina, Ken-ichi Ito, and Mikito Kawamata Copyright © 2017 Yuki Sugiyama et al. All rights reserved. Infrarenal Infected Aortic Aneurysm Caused by Streptococcus pyogenes Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:09:23 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/9329504/ Infectious aneurysm is a rare entity associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Current knowledge on pathogenesis, outcome, diagnosis, management, and follow-up remains debatable. We report the case of a patient with Streptococcus pyogenes aneurysm who was successfully treated with a homograft implant and discuss microbiological characteristics, diagnostic methods, and treatment options currently available for this serious disease. Floryn Cherbanyk, Markus Menth, Bernhard Egger, and Véronique Erard Copyright © 2017 Floryn Cherbanyk et al. All rights reserved. Acute Pancreatitis with Splenic Infarction as Early Postoperative Complication following Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy Thu, 13 Apr 2017 07:43:46 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8398703/ Obesity is becoming a global health burden along with its comorbidities. It imposes tremendous financial burden and health costs worldwide. Surgery has emerged as the definitive treatment option for morbidly obese patients with comorbidities. Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy is performed now more than ever making it imperative for physicians and surgeons to recognize both the common and the uncommon risks and complications associated with it. In this report we describe a rare early life-threatening postoperative complication following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. From our extensive review of literature, there is no existing report of acute pancreatitis with splenic infarction postsleeve gastrectomy to this date. Aleksandr Kalabin, Vishnu R. Mani, Ankita Mishra, Hector Depaz, and Leaque Ahmed Copyright © 2017 Aleksandr Kalabin et al. All rights reserved. Synchronous Carotid Bifurcation Endarterectomy and Retrograde Kissing Stenting of the Innominate and Left Common Carotid Artery in a Patient with a Bovine Aortic Arch Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:22:51 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/4239829/ Management of the symptomatic multiple stenosis of supra-aortic vessels (MSSVs) in a “bovine” aortic arch (BAA) configuration is infrequently reported. The optimal treatment choice remains debatable. A successful hybrid treatment for a proximal critical stenosis of the innominate and left common carotid artery was performed in a high-risk patient with a tandem symptomatic lesion in the right carotid bifurcation and a concentric vulnerable plaque in the bovine trunk. This case supports the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a combined carotid bifurcation endarterectomy and retrograde kissing stenting of common carotid arteries with cerebral protection after evaluation of radiological, anatomical, and clinical parameters. Alessandro Robaldo, Guido Carignano, Alberto Balderi, and Claudio Novali Copyright © 2017 Alessandro Robaldo et al. All rights reserved. Exploring a Third Confirmed Case of Hemoperitoneum following Open Inguinal Hernia Repair Caused by Sampson Artery Hemorrhage Mon, 10 Apr 2017 07:46:03 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/1487526/ Hemoperitoneum is a rare complication of open inguinal hernia repair. This is the third reported case of this complication attributed to the same bleeding source: Sampson’s artery. Sampson’s artery courses along the round ligament of the uterus in the inguinal canal of females, originating from the arcade formed between the uterine and ovarian arteries. Usually obliterated in postembryonic development, this artery can persist in some adult female patients. Disruption of Sampson’s artery can lead to hemoperitoneum following ligation of the uterine round ligament during open inguinal hernia repair in females. This case report describes a third confirmed case of hemoperitoneum complicating an open inguinal hernia repair. We review all three reported cases to date and discuss the recurring signs, symptoms, epidemiologic factors, and diagnostic findings associated. Our review suggests that females of childbearing age, particularly those in the peripartum period, are most at risk of developing this rare complication. Jordan Hebert, Manoj Jagtiani, Alexander Hsu, David Schmelzer, and Fred Wolodiger Copyright © 2017 Jordan Hebert et al. All rights reserved. Squamous Cell Carcinoma Originating from a Crohn’s Enterocutaneous Fistula Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/1929182/ Purpose. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) developing within fistulae and chronic wounds in patients with Crohn’s disease is a rare phenomenon with few reported studies in the literature. Clinical suspicion for SCC in Crohn’s disease patients with chronic painful fistulae is low, leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment. We present a patient with long-standing Crohn’s disease complicated by malignant degeneration of an enterocutaneous fistula tract. Methods. Workup with MRI, CT, and fistulogram revealed a 7 × 3 cm fistulous connection between a loop of small intestine and the patient’s perineum. Biopsies of the fistula tract confirmed the diagnosis of SCC. Results. The patient underwent an abdominoperineal resection with positive margins and is currently awaiting radiation therapy. Conclusions. This is the second case reported within the English literature of SCC arising from an enterocutaneous fistula in the setting of Crohn’s disease. Based on the findings in this case report and others presented in the literature, a high degree of suspicion of malignancy should be present in patients with chronic painful, poor-healing fistulae, especially in the absence of infection. Bogdan Protyniak, Travis Shutt, and Russell Farmer Copyright © 2017 Bogdan Protyniak et al. All rights reserved. Enterocutaneous Fistula Secondary to Stump Appendicitis Mon, 03 Apr 2017 07:46:06 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/6135251/ The management of appendicitis with appendicectomy is very common in surgical practice. A recognised complication of appendicitis and appendicectomy is the formation of an enterocutaneous fistula. We present the case of a seventy-five-year-old woman who presented with an appendicocutaneous fistula on the background of an open appendicectomy performed sixty years prior to presentation. Nelson Agostinho, Harinder K. Bains, and Franko Sardelic Copyright © 2017 Nelson Agostinho et al. All rights reserved. Transmesenteric Internal Herniation Leading to Small Bowel Obstruction Postlaparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:23:34 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/5128246/ Internal herniation following laparoscopic surgery is rare. We present a case of small bowel obstruction secondary to internal herniation in a 76-year-old male patient. Presentation was on postoperative day 28 following transperitoneal laparoscopic radical left nephrectomy for suspected renal carcinoma. The herniation was through a defect in the large bowel mesentery identified at exploratory laparotomy. To date, 10 cases of internal herniation following laparoscopic nephrectomy have been described in the literature. Two cases were managed laparoscopically and the remainder by laparotomy. One case required resection of an ischaemic portion small bowel and the remainder were managed by reduction of the hernia and closure of the defect. Internal herniation is rare but carries significant morbidity. It must be considered in cases presenting with obstructive symptoms after laparoscopic nephrectomy. Early CT scanning and prompt surgical management are hallmarks of best management. G. A. Cuthbert and L. T. Teo Copyright © 2017 G. A. Cuthbert and L. T. Teo. All rights reserved. Emergent Minimally Invasive Esophagogastrectomy Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/4308628/ Introduction. Esophageal perforation in the setting of a malignancy carries a high morbidity and mortality. We describe our management of such a patient using minimally invasive approach. Methods. An 83-year-old female presented with an iatrogenic esophageal perforation during the workup of dysphagia. She was referred for surgical evaluation immediately after the event which occurred in the endoscopy suite. Minimally invasive esophagectomy was chosen to provide definitive treatment for both her malignancy and esophageal perforation. Results. Following an uncomplicated operative course, she was eventually discharged to extended care for rehabilitation and remains alive four years after her resection. Conclusion. Although traditional open techniques are the accepted gold standard of treatment for esophageal perforation, minimally invasive esophagectomy plays an important role in experienced hands and may be offered to such patients. Thomas Fabian, Dorothy Chiaravalle, and Jeremiah Martin Copyright © 2017 Thomas Fabian et al. All rights reserved. Primary Small Bowel GIST Presenting as a Life-Threatening Emergency: A Report of Two Cases Tue, 28 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/1814254/ Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is a rare stromal neoplasm, which represents the most common mesenchymal tumor of the gastrointestinal tract. It is characterized by indolent clinical symptoms, although it can present as a life-threatening emergency. Herein, we present two cases of primary small bowel GIST treated at our department. A 68-year-old female patient presented to our emergency department with a diffuse abdominal pain of acute onset. Imaging studies revealed a mass at proximal jejunum, with a nearby free air and fluid. At surgery, a mass of 9 cm was found at proximal jejunum, 3 cm distal to the treitz ligament, with perforation on the lateral wall of the mass. En bloc resection was performed. Pathology report was positive for gastrointestinal stromal tumor. A 70-year-old male patient presented to our emergency department with 3 days of dark tarry stool and few hours of hematochezia. Computed tomography angiography revealed a mass at the pelvis, with calcifications, attached to the distal ileum, with intraluminal blush of intravenous iodine. At surgery, a mass of 8 cm at the distal ileum was found. Resection of the mass along with a 20 cm of ileum was completed. Histopathology report was positive for malignant gastrointestinal stromal tumor. Safi Khuri, Hayim Gilshtein, Abd-alkarim Darawshy, Hany Bahouth, and Yoram Kluger Copyright © 2017 Safi Khuri et al. All rights reserved. Intestinal Obstruction in a Patient with Sclerosing Encapsulating Peritonitis Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:09:04 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/8316147/ Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a rare disorder that is characterized by encapsulation of bowel loops by thick fibrinogenous case. Most patients present with vague abdominal symptoms. It is challenging to diagnose the condition preoperatively. Surgical management is preserved for patients with small bowel obstruction with no improvement on conservative measures or for those with signs of bowel ischemia (Li et al., 2014; Habib et al. 2011). Herein, we discuss the clinical signs and symptoms, the radiological features, the surgical management, and outcome of SEP based on a patient who underwent surgery in our hospital. Oday Obaid, Dawood Alhalabi, and Mohamed Ghonami Copyright © 2017 Oday Obaid et al. All rights reserved. An Appendiceal Carcinoid Tumor within an Amyand’s Hernia Mimicking an Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/5932657/ Introduction. We report the case of an appendiceal carcinoid tumor within an Amyand’s hernia, presenting as an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. Presentation of Case. A 52-year-old male presented in the emergency department due to a persistent right inguinal pain. Clinical examination revealed a tender right groin mass. Laboratory tests revealed leukocytosis and an increased serum CRP. Under the diagnosis of an incarcerated right inguinal hernia, an emergency operation was taken. Intraoperatively, an inflamed appendix and a part of the cecum were found in the hernia sac. The operation was completed with an appendectomy and a modified Bassini hernia repair. Histological examination revealed a carcinoid tumor, resulting in the performance of a right hemicolectomy. Discussion. Amyand’s hernia is estimated to account for 0.4% to 0.6% of all inguinal hernias. Coexistence of an Amyand’s hernia and a neoplasia is quite rare. Carcinoids are the most frequent tumors found in the appendix, with the size of the primary tumor to be considered the most important prognostic factor and the basis upon which the operative plan is decided. Conclusion. A malignancy of the appendix should always be in the differential diagnosis of a right inguinal mass, in order to provide optimum surgical treatment. Gregorios Christodoulidis, Konstantinos Perivoliotis, Alexandros Diamantis, Dionysios Dimas, Michael Spyridakis, and Konstantinos Tepetes Copyright © 2017 Gregorios Christodoulidis et al. All rights reserved. Laparoscopic Reduction and Closure of an Internal Hernia Secondary to Gynecologic Surgery Sun, 19 Mar 2017 09:17:12 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/5948962/ Internal hernia is a rare cause of bowel obstruction which often requires emergent surgery. In general, the preoperative diagnosis of internal hernia is difficult. The pelvic cavity has various spaces with the potential to result in a hernia, especially in females. In this report, we describe a patient with an internal hernia secondary to previous gynecologic surgery. A 49-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain and a history of previous right oophorectomy for a benign ovarian cyst. Computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed obstruction with strangulation and emergent laparoscopic exploration was performed. Intraoperatively, there was an incarcerated internal hernia in the pelvis, located in the vesicouterine pouch, which was reduced. The orifice of the hernia was a 2 cm defect caused by adhesions between the uterus and bladder. The defect was closed with a continuous suture. The herniated bowel was viable, and the operation was completed without intestinal resection. She was discharged four days after surgery without complications. Laparoscopy is useful to diagnose bowel obstruction in selected patients and may also be used for definitive therapy. It is important to understand pelvic anatomy and consider an internal hernia of the pelvic cavity in females, in the differential diagnosis of bowel obstruction, especially those with a history of gynecological surgery. Takashi Sakamoto and Alan Kawarai Lefor Copyright © 2017 Takashi Sakamoto and Alan Kawarai Lefor. All rights reserved. Retracted: A Fatal Case of Wernicke’s Encephalopathy after Sleeve Gastrectomy for Morbid Obesity Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:52:43 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/6764073/ Case Reports in Surgery Copyright © 2017 Case Reports in Surgery. All rights reserved. An Unusual Case of Resistant Hypokalaemia in a Patient with Large Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Prostate Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:16:59 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/2394365/ Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of the Prostate (NECP) is rare and only few cases have been reported, constituting less than 0.5% of prostatic malignancies. We report a rare case of large bowel obstruction from NECP posing a further challenge in management due to resistant hypokalaemia. A 70-year-old man presented with clinical signs of large bowel obstruction who was known to have prostatic carcinoma three years ago, treated initially with hormone therapy then chemoradiation. The blood profile showed a severe hypokalaemia and CT scan revealed liver and lung metastases apart from confirming large bowel obstruction from local invasion of NECP. Severe hypokalaemia was believed to be caused by paraneoplastic syndrome from tumor burden or by recent administration of Etoposide. Intensive potassium correction through a central venous access in maximal doses of 150 mmol/24 hours under cardiac monitoring finally raised serum potassium to 3.8 mmol/L. This safe period allowed us to perform a trephine colostomy at the left iliac fossa. The postoperative period was relatively uneventful. This first case report is presenting a rare cause of large bowel obstruction from a neuroendocrine carcinoma of prostate and highlights the importance of an early, intensive correction of electrolytes in patients with large tumor burden from NECP. Umasankar Mathuram Thiyagarajan, A. Ponnuswamy, A. Bagul, and A. Gupta Copyright © 2017 Umasankar Mathuram Thiyagarajan et al. All rights reserved. Suspected Pulmonary Metastasis of Actinic Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/4176071/ Introduction. It is rare for actinic or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in situ to metastasize. Case Presentation. A 67-year-old male had a significant medical history including severe psoriatic arthritis treated with UVB, methotrexate, and rapamycin. He had twenty-five different skin excisions of actinic keratosis four of which were invasive SCC. Our patient developed shortness of breath necessitating a visit to the emergency department. A CT scan of his chest revealed a mass in the right lower lung. A subsequent biopsy of the mass revealed well-differentiated SCC. He underwent thoracoscopic surgery with wedge resection of the lung lesion. Discussion. Actinic keratosis (AK) is considered precancerous and associated with UV exposure. It exists as a continuum of progression with low potential for malignancy. The majority of invasive SCCs are associated with malignant progression of AK, but only 5–10% of AKs will progress to malignant potential. Conclusion. In this case, a new finding of lung SCC in the setting of multiple invasive actinic cutaneous SCC associated with a history of extensive UV light exposure and immunosuppression supports a metastatic explanation for lung cancer. Monet E. Meter, David J. Nye, and Christian R. Galvez Copyright © 2017 Monet E. Meter et al. All rights reserved. Three Cases of Pseudo-Meigs’ Syndrome Secondary to Ovarian Metastases from Colorectal Cancer Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cris/2017/5235368/ Pseudo-Meigs’ syndrome is used to describe cases of ascites and/or pleural effusion associated with ovarian neoplasms other than benign tumors, which improve after removal of the ovarian lesion. We present three cases of pseudo-Meigs’ syndrome secondary to ovarian metastasis from colorectal cancer. In case 1, the patient has severe dyspnea and hypoxia due to massive right pleural effusion; therefore preoperative thoracic drainage was needed. In case 2, the patient needed paracentesis every two or three days to improve abdominal distension. After two courses of 5-fluorouracil, levofolinate, and oxaliplatin (mFOLFOX6), her ascites could be controlled by diuretics without aspiration and her general condition improved. Then she underwent operation. In case 3, the patient developed a massive pleural effusion and ascites coincident with a rapid enlargement of ovarian tumor after resection and adjuvant chemotherapy for rectal cancer. In all cases, pleural effusions and/or ascites resolved and general conditions and daily activities of the patients improved after oophorectomy. They are all currently in good health without recurrence of pleural effusion or ascites. In patients with suspected pseudo-Meigs’ syndrome secondary to ovarian metastasis of colorectal cancer, operation including oophorectomy may reduce pleural effusions and/or ascites and improve the general condition. Yuta Yamamoto, Yusuke Miyagawa, Takehito Ehara, Makoto Koyama, Satoshi Nakamura, Daisuke Takeuchi, Futoshi Muranaka, Masato Kitazawa, and Shinichi Miyagawa Copyright © 2017 Yuta Yamamoto et al. All rights reserved.