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  1. Abdominal wall hematoma is a rare and life-threatening complication after carotid artery stenting (CAS), but it can occur when activated clotting time is prolonged. We report a right lateral abdominal wall hem...

    Authors: Naoto Fukunaga, Shizuo Ikeyama, Jyunichiro Satomi and Koichi Satoh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:39

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Munchausen syndrome is a rare psychiatric disorder in which patients inflict on themselves an illness or injury for the primary purpose of assuming the sick role. Because these patients can present with many d...

    Authors: Rinaldo Lauwers, Nele Van De Winkel, Nathalie Vanderbruggen and Ives Hubloue

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:38

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Cholecystectomy has been the treatment of choice for symptomatic gallstones, but remains the greatest source of post-operative biliary injuries. Laparoscopic approach has been recently preferred because of sho...

    Authors: Vincenzo Napolitano, Roberto Cirocchi, Alessandro Spizzirri, Lorenzo Cattorini, Francesco La Mura, Eriberto Farinella, Umberto Morelli, Carla Migliaccio, Pamela Del monaco, Stefano Trastulli, Micol Sole Di Patrizi, Diego Milani and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:37

    Content type: Case report

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  4. This study is an attempt to clarify the role of C-reactive protein (CRP) as a surgical indication marker for appendicitis.

    Authors: Shozo Yokoyama, Katsunari Takifuji, Tsukasa Hotta, Kenji Matsuda, Toru Nasu, Mikihito Nakamori, Naoki Hirabayashi, Hiroyuki Kinoshita and Hiroki Yamaue

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:36

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The authors reported and discussed management a case of undiagnosed pheochromocytoma suspected because the catastrophic hemodynamic changes in a patient with an acute appendicitis.

    Authors: Mustapha Bensghir, Abderhmane Elwali, Salim Jaafar Lalaoui, Noureddine Drissi kamili, Hassan Alaoui, Jawad Laoutid, Hicham Azendour, Hicham Balkhi, Charqui Haimeur and Mohamed Atmani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:35

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  6. Acute abdomen in advanced pregnancy is one of the most challenging surgical situations. In life-threatening situations, despite optimal management, foetus distress and preterm delivery may occur. Although lapa...

    Authors: Wojciech Staszewicz, Michel Christodoulou, François Marty and Vincent Bettschart

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:33

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Diaphragmatic rupture is a life-threatening condition. Diaphragmatic injuries are quite uncommon and often result from either blunt or penetrating trauma. Diaphragmatic ruptures are usually associated with abd...

    Authors: Farhan Rashid, Mallicka M Chakrabarty, Rajeev Singh and Syed Y Iftikhar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:32

    Content type: Review

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  8. Only 65 cases (including our case) of spinal subdural abscesses have been reported to the literature, mostly to the lumbar spine. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterial. The symptoms are not caract...

    Authors: Dimitris Velissaris, Diamanto Aretha, Fotini Fligou and Kriton S Filos

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:31

    Content type: Review

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  9. Solitary caecal diverticulum is an uncommon entity and therefore difficult to diagnose except at surgery. Caecal diverticulitis is an infrequent cause of acute abdomen and usually presents in a manner similar ...

    Authors: Michelle Cole, Abraham A Ayantunde and John Payne

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:29

    Content type: Case report

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  10. The literature established that, in patients without Boey's risk factors, laparoscopic repair of perforated peptic ulcers, compared to open repair, is associated to lower wound infection rate, less analgesic u...

    Authors: Piero Guglielminotti, Roberto Bini, Diego Fontana and Renzo Leli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:28

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. Emergency surgery has become a neglected specialization in Europe and in many other parts of the world. In certain medical fields, emergency surgery isn't even considered an autonomous specialization. However ...

    Authors: Federico Coccolini and Daniel Lazzareschi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:27

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. We present the case of a patient who sustained a penetrating injury to the chest caused by an attenuated energy rubber bullet and review the literature on thoracic injuries caused by plastic and rubber "less-l...

    Authors: Joao Rezende-Neto, Fabriccio DF Silva, Leonardo BO Porto, Luiz C Teixeira, Homer Tien and Sandro B Rizoli

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:26

    Content type: Review

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  13. Despite dedicated emergency theatre, emergency surgery can be often delayed due to competing urgencies, suggesting a need for innovative theatre time management.

    Authors: Stefano Partelli, Sabina Beg, Juliette Brown, Soumil Vyas and Hemant M Kocher

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:22

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Establishing a secure airway in a trauma patient is one of the primary essentials of treatment. Any flaw in airway management may lead to grave morbidity and mortality. Maxillofacial trauma presents a complex ...

    Authors: Amir A Krausz, Imad Abu el-Naaj and Michal Barak

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:21

    Content type: Review

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  15. The operative techniques to close extensive wounds to the duodenum are well described. However, postoperative morbidity is common and includes suture line leak and the formation of fistulae. The aim of this ca...

    Authors: Piotr Paluszkiewicz, Wojciech Dudek, Kathryn Lowery and Colin A Hart

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:19

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Intussusception with the Meckel's diverticulum is a rare but well-known cause of small bowel obstruction in the adult. After blunt abdominal trauma, intussusception is exceedingly rare and has been reported pr...

    Authors: El Bachir Benjelloun, Abdelmalek Ousadden, Karim Ibnmajdoub, Khalid Mazaz and Khalid Ait Taleb

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:18

    Content type: Case report

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  17. The improper fusion of the postero-lateral foramen of the diaphragm was first described by Bochdalek in 1848. The incidence of congenital diaphragmatic hernia varies from1:2000 to 1:5000 live births and Bochda...

    Authors: Ameet Kumar, Vikas Maheshwari, TS Ramakrishnan and Samaresh Sahu

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:16

    Content type: Case report

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  18. In this paper we are reporting one case of exsanguinating upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) bleed requiring massive blood transfusion and immediate life saving surgery.

    Authors: Mohammad Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Tariq Baqai, Mohammad Fahd Baqai and Naveed Mufti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:15

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Blunt chest trauma might lead to cardiac injury ranging from simple arrhythmias to lethal conditions such as cardiac rupture. We experienced a case of initially overlooked traumatic coronary artery dissection ...

    Authors: Johannes L Bjørnstad, Johan Pillgram-Larsen and Theis Tønnessen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:14

    Content type: Review

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  20. The aim of this study was to evaluate the risk factors of wound dehiscence and determine which of them can be reverted.

    Authors: John Spiliotis, Konstantinos Tsiveriotis, Anastasios D Datsis, Archodoula Vaxevanidou, Georgios Zacharis, Konstantinos Giafis, Spyros Kekelos and Athanasios Rogdakis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:12

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Emergency surgery is performed in every hospital with a A and E unit all around the world. However it is organized in different ways with different results.

    Authors: Renato Poggetti, Ari Leppanemi, Paula Ferrada, Juan Carlos Puyana, Andrew B Peitzman, Luca Ansaloni, Fausto Catena, Antonio D Pinna and Ernest E Moore

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:11

    Content type: Review

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  22. Substantial inflammatory disturbances following major trauma have been found throughout the posttraumatic course of polytraumatized patients, which was confirmed in experimental models of trauma and in vitro s...

    Authors: Oliver I Schmidt, Ralf H Gahr, Andreas Gosse and Christoph E Heyde

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:9

    Content type: Review

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  23. We present a case of a migrated biliary stent that resulted in a distal small bowel perforation, abscess formation and high grade partial small bowel obstruction in a medically stable patient without signs of ...

    Authors: Derek M Culnan, Bryan J Cicuto, Harjit Singh and Robert A Cherry

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:6

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage accounts for approximately 20% of gastrointestinal hemorrhage. The most common causes of lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage in adults are diverticular disease, inflammatory bow...

    Authors: Mircelal Kazimi, Murat Ulas, Cem Ibis, Mutlu Unver, Nazan Ozsan, Funda Yilmaz, Galip Ersoz, Murat Zeytunlu, Murat Kilic and Ahmet Coker

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:5

    Content type: Case report

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  25. Adherential pathology is the most common cause of small bowel obstruction. Laparoscopy in small bowel obstruction does not have a clear role yet; surely it doesn't always represent only a therapeutic act, but ...

    Authors: Eriberto Farinella, Roberto Cirocchi, Francesco La Mura, Umberto Morelli, Lorenzo Cattorini, Pamela Delmonaco, Carla Migliaccio, Angelo A De Sol, Luca Cozzaglio and Francesco Sciannameo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Major trauma is a leading cause of death worldwide. Evaluation of trauma care using Trauma Injury and Injury Severity Score (TRISS) method is focused in trauma outcome (deaths and survivors). For testing TRISS...

    Authors: Sadik S Llullaku, Nexhmi Sh Hyseni, Cen I Bytyçi and Sylejman K Rexhepi

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:2

    Content type: Research article

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  27. We describe a case of life-threatening small bowel haemorrhage in a 56 year old man, who was found to have partial midgut malrotation at laparotomy. An association between congenital malrotation and gastrointe...

    Authors: Ajay Belgaumkar, Dheeraj Karamchandani, Praveen Peddu and Klaus-Martin Schulte

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2009 4:1

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Since publication of our article, "An unusual and difficult diagnosis of intestinal obstruction: The abdominal cocoon. Case report and review of the literature." World J Emerg Surg. 2006, 1: 8 we believe that ...

    Authors: Ali O Devay, Ismail Gomceli, Birol Korukluoglu and Ahmet Kusdemir

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:36

    Content type: Erratum

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    The original article was published in World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2006 1:8

  29. With an incidence of less than 5%, type II paraesophageal hernias are one of the less common types of hiatal hernias. We report a case of a perforated prepyloric gastric ulcer which, due to a type II hiatus he...

    Authors: Robert A Pol, Hiske W Wiersma, Bas JGL Zonneveld and Marinus Eeftinck Schattenkerk

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:34

    Content type: Case report

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  30. Quality control of trauma care is essential to define the effectiveness of trauma center and trauma system. To identify the troublesome issues of the system is the first step for validation of the focused cust...

    Authors: Stefano Massimiliano Calderale, Raluca Sandru, Gregorio Tugnoli, Salomone Di Saverio, Mircea Beuran, Sergio Ribaldi, Massimo Coletti, Giorgio Gambale, Sorin Paun, Livio Russo and Franco Baldoni

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:32

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Perforation peritonitis is the most common surgical emergency encountered by the surgeons all over the world as well in Pakistan. The spectrum of etiology of perforation peritonitis in tropical countries conti...

    Authors: Shahida Parveen Afridi, Faiza Malik, Shafiq Ur-Rahman, Shahid Shamim and Khursheed A Samo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:31

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Idiopathic segmental infarction of the greater omentum is an uncommon cause of acute abdomen. The etiology is still unclear and the symptoms mimic acute appendicitis. Its presentation simultaneously with acute...

    Authors: Luigi Battaglia, Filiberto Belli, Alberto Vannelli, Giuliano Bonfanti, Gianfrancesco Gallino, Elia Poiasina, Mario Rampa, Marco Vitellaro and Ermanno Leo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:30

    Content type: Review

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  33. Abdominal sonography is regarded as a quick and effective diagnostic tool for acute abdominal pain in emergency medicine. However, final diagnosis is usually based on a combination of various clinical examinat...

    Authors: Aristomenis K Exadaktylos, Charlotte Sadowski-Cron, Paul Mäder, Monika Weissmann, Hans Peter Dinkel, Marco Negri and Heinz Zimmermann

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:29

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The metabolic changes in trauma patients with shock contribute directly to the survival of the patient. To understand these changes better, we made a rigorous analysis of the variations in the main examination...

    Authors: Luiz CV Bahten, Fernando HO Mauro, Maria F Domingos, Paula H Scheffer, Bruno H Pagnoncelli and Marco AR Wille

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:28

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The current work attempts to highlight the various life threatening complications of Meckel's diverticulum and to present the surgical strategies used in the emergency conditions so far in the form of a review...

    Authors: Raj Kumar Sharma and Vir Kumar Jain

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:27

    Content type: Review

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  36. Colonic Intussusception although common in children, is a rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adults. The etiology, clinical presentation and management of this condition is different in adults as co...

    Authors: Muhammad Najm Khan, Avi Agrawal and Paul Strauss

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:26

    Content type: Case report

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