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  1. Medial clavicle fractures are uncommon, accounting for approximately 5 percent of all clavicle fractures. Vascular injuries are uncommon but are recognised as either an immediate complication due to transectio...

    Authors: Tony Kochhar, Chethan Jayadev, Jay Smith, Emmet Griffiths and Kamaljit Seehra

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:25

    Content type: Review

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  2. A non cirrhotic patient with esophageal varices and portal vein thrombosis had recurrent variceal bleeding unsuccessfully controlled by endoscopy and esophageal transection. Emergency transhepatic portography ...

    Authors: Roberto Caronna, Mario Bezzi, Monica Schiratti, Maurizio Cardi, Giampaolo Prezioso, Michele Benedetti, Federica Papini, Simona Mangioni, Gabriele Martino and Piero Chirletti

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:24

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Endovascular stenting has been successfully employed in the management of aortic aneurysms; however, its use in managing peripheral arterial conditions remains questionable. We review the utility of endovascul...

    Authors: Umar Sadat, Peter J Kullar, Ayesha Noorani, Jonathan H Gillard, David G Cooper and Jonathan R Boyle

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:22

    Content type: Review

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  4. Portal vein gas is an ominous radiological sign, which indicates a serious gastrointestinal problem in the majority of patients. Many causes have been identified and the most important was bowel ischemia and m...

    Authors: Abdulzahra Hussain, Hind Mahmood and Shamsi El-Hasani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:21

    Content type: Review

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  5. Emergency admissions may account for over 50% of surgical admissions. The impact on service provision and implications for training are difficult to quantify. We performed a cohort study to analyse these workl...

    Authors: Tuong A Mai-Phan, Bijendra Patel, Michael Walsh, Ajit T Abraham and Hemant M Kocher

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:19

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Perforation is a rare complication of gastric carcinoma and generally not diagnosed preoperatively. To clarify the clinicopathologic characteristics of patients with this condition we reviewed 13 cases of gast...

    Authors: Cetin Kotan, Aziz Sumer, Murat Baser, Remzi Kızıltan and M Ali Carparlar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:17

    Content type: Review

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  7. Diverticulum of the cecum is a rare, benign, generally asymptomatic lesion that manifests itself only following inflammatory or hemorrhagic complications. Most patients with inflammation of a solitary divertic...

    Authors: Oguzhan Karatepe, Osman Bilgin Gulcicek, Gokhan Adas, Muharrem Battal, Yasar Ozdenkaya, Idris Kurtulus, Merih Altiok and Servet Karahan

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:16

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Clostridium septicum myonecrosis is associated with diabetes, colorectal and haematological malignancies. We present a case of metastatic myonecrosis in a diabetic patient with a perforated caecal tumour. The lit...

    Authors: Matthew J Powell, Kishore K Sasapu and Christopher Macklin

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:15

    Content type: Case report

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  9. Colonic perforation following mild abdominal trauma in patients with Crohn's disease is a rare occurrence. We present a case of a 21 year old Crohn's sufferer, who presented to the emergency department with si...

    Authors: John Bunni, Simon JW Monkhouse and Christopher P Armstrong

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:13

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Pelvic x-ray is a routine part of the primary survey of polytraumatized patients according to Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) guidelines. However, pelvic CT is the gold standard imaging technique in the di...

    Authors: Matthias P Hilty, Isabelle Behrendt, Lorin M Benneker, Luca Martinolli, Christoforos Stoupis, Donald J Buggy, Heinz Zimmermann and Aristomenis K Exadaktylos

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:11

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Diverticulosis of the colon is a common condition of increasing age. Complications of diverticulitis including stricture, perforation and fistula formation often require surgery. Perforated diverticulitis may ...

    Authors: Timothy J Underwood, Jeremy Southgate, Robert Talbot and Guy F Nash

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:10

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Gallbladder torsion is an uncommon clinical entity and a difficult condition to diagnose preoperatively. Since its first description in 1898 by Wendel there have been over 500 documented cases in the literatur...

    Authors: Gnananandan Janakan, Abraham A Ayantunde and Happy Hoque

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:9

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Splenic rupture is a rare complication of colonoscopy. For this reason the diagnosis could be delayed and the outcome dismal. Fifty-four cases of splenic rupture after colonoscopy have been described in the li...

    Authors: Alessandro Cappellani, Maria Di Vita, Antonio Zanghì, Andrea Cavallaro, Giovanni Alfano, Gaetano Piccolo and Emanuele Lo Menzo

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:8

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Only recently has the important role of abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) been recognized as a contributing factor to the multiple organ failure commonly seen in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). Decompressi...

    Authors: Ari Leppäniemi, Panu Mentula, Piia Hienonen and Esko Kemppainen

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:6

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Complicated diverticular disease of the colon imposes a serious risk to patient's life, challenge to surgeons and has cost implications for health authority. The aim of this study is to evaluate the management...

    Authors: Abdulzahra Hussain, Hind Mahmood, Gokulakkrishna Subhas and Shamsi EL-Hasani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:5

    Content type: Research article

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  16. A case of acute caecal volvulus is presented where laparoscopy was used to avoid a major laparotomy. A technique is described for safe deflation of the caecum, which allowed a small incision for resection and ...

    Authors: Michael D Kelly, John Bunni and Anne M Pullyblank

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:4

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Blue rubber bleb naevus syndrome (BRBNS), is an uncommon condition characterised by cavernous haemangiomas of skin and gastrointestinal tract. The most common complication of this syndrome is gastrointestinal ...

    Authors: Clement Lee, Debasish Debnath, Tara Whitburn, Mark Farrugia and Federico Gonzalez

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:3

    Content type: Case report

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  18. A continuous process of trauma centre evaluation is essential to ensure the development and progression of trauma care at regional, national and international levels. Evaluation may be by comparison between po...

    Authors: Henry R Budd, Laurence M Almond, Peter A Oakley, Gilbert McKenzie and Peter Danne

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:2

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Peri-hepatic packing procedure, which is the basic damage control technique for the treatment of hepatic hemorrhage, is one of the cornerstones of the surgical strategy for abdominal trauma. The purpose of thi...

    Authors: Unal Aydin, Pinar Yazici, Murat Zeytunlu and Ahmet Coker

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2008 3:1

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Popliteal artery aneurysms representing 80% of peripheral artery aneurysms rarely rupture (a reported incidence of 0.1–2.8 %) and second commonest in frequency after aorto-iliac aneurysms. They usually present...

    Authors: Pandanaboyana Sanjay and Mike H Lewis

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:34

    Content type: Case report

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  21. There has been an increasing amount of work worldwide in search for tests not only to be able to absolutely diagnose acute pancreatitis, but more importantly to prognosticate patients at admission. While the t...

    Authors: Savio G Barreto and Jude Rodrigues

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:33

    Content type: Letters to the Editor

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  22. Although commonly detectable in patients with cirrhosis, rectal varices only infrequently cause significant hematochezia (0.5–3.6%). While they may be expected to resolve with treatment of the concomitant port...

    Authors: Ronan A Cahill, Suzanne Norris and Richard B Stephens

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:32

    Content type: Case report

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  23. Nasal polyps can make nasoendotracheal intubation difficult. We present a case of complete obstruction of a nasoendotracheal tube by a nasal polyp during a blind nasoendotracheal intubation in emergency oral s...

    Authors: Tatjana Goranovic, Morena Milic and Predrag Knezevic

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:31

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Retained oesophageal foreign bodies must be urgently removed to prevent potentially serious complications. Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy is rare and has not been reported in association with a foreign body i...

    Authors: Robert P Sutcliffe, Ashish Rohatgi, Matthew J Forshaw and Robert C Mason

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:30

    Content type: Case report

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  25. In the past the National Confidential Enquiry into Peri-operative deaths (NCEPOD) have advocated a reduction in non-essential night-time operating in NHS hospitals. In this study a retrospective analysis of th...

    Authors: Omar Faiz, Saswata Banerjee, Paris Tekkis, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, John Rennie and Andrew Leather

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:29

    Content type: Research article

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  26. A 73 year old man presented with vomiting and pain due to a strangulated Morgagni hernia containing a gastric volvulus. Laparoscopic operation allowed reduction of the contents, excision of necrotic omentum an...

    Authors: Michael D Kelly

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:27

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Abdominal pain is a common cause for emergency admission. While some patients have serious abdominal pathology, a significant group of those patients have no specific cause for the pain. This study was conduct...

    Authors: Saleh M Abbas, Troy Smithers and Etienne Truter

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:26

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Melanosis Coli is described as black or brown discolouration of the mucosa of the colon. Its a benign condition, which arises from anthraquinone laxative abuse and has no symptoms of its own. The main importan...

    Authors: Baber N Chaudhary, Hemant Sharma, Mohammed Nadeem and Mohammed H Niayesh

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:25

    Content type: Case report

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  29. Considerable variability exists in clinical approaches to thoracolumbar fractures. Controversy in evaluation and nomenclature contribute to this confusion, with significant differences found between physicians...

    Authors: John Ratliff, Neel Anand, Alexander R Vaccaro, Moe R Lim, Joon Y Lee, Paul Arnold, James S Harrop, Raja Rampersaud, Christopher M Bono and Ralf H Gahr

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:24

    Content type: Research article

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  30. To determine the causes of cardiac tamponade (CT), focussing especially on haemopericardium (HP), as a terminal mode of death, within a 430,000 rural English population.

    Authors: Aravind Swaminathan, Karikalan Kandaswamy, Manish Powari and Joseph Mathew

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:22

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Very few cases of small bowel obstruction due to ingested fruits have been described in literature, and most of these have managed by a laparotomy. Laparoscopic assisted surgery can effectively deal with such ...

    Authors: Tushar Samdani, Tarun Singhal, Santosh Balakrishnan, Abdulzahra Hussain, Starlene Grandy-Smith and Shamsi El-Hasani

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:20

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is uncommon and difficult to diagnose, and it cause progressive morbidity until the infectious process is diagnosed and treated medically and surgically. The literature addressed NF ...

    Authors: Korhan Taviloglu and Hakan Yanar

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:19

    Content type: Review

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  33. The utility of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) performed at the time of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is unclear. We examined whether EGD at time of PEG yielded clinically useful information impor...

    Authors: James M Haan, Grant V Bochicchio and Thomas M Scalea

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:18

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, serves a population of 1.2 million people and is a tertiary institution for pediatric trauma. This study is designed to review all cases of abdominal inju...

    Authors: Saleh M Abbas and Vipul Upadhyay

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:14

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Anastomotic leakage is an important problem following primary resection in the left colon and is even more prominent when obstruction is present. We aimed to evaluate the possible effects of erythropoietin on ...

    Authors: Munevver Moran, M Mahir Ozmen, A Polat Duzgun, Riza Gok, Nurten Renda, Selda Seckin and Faruk Coskun

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:13

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Torsion or rupture of an ovarian cyst may present as an acute abdomen. A case is presented where the diagnosis was made at laparoscopy and laparoscopic resection was done. Controlled aspiration of the cyst con...

    Authors: Katie M Williams, Charles J Bain and Michael D Kelly

    Citation: World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2007 2:12

    Content type: Case report

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