A 68-year old man was successfully resuscitated after sudden cardiac arrest. Following this event, the patient developed intestinal ischaemia and necrosis requiring surgical treatment. Our case report investigates the cause of the intestinal ischaemia and warns physicians to be aware of this rare but life-threatening condition.
(Vol 16 p 1-5, Cardiology; Colorectal Surgery; Vascular Disease; Vascular Surgery: 13 April 2016)
This case report describes a young man in his early 20s who was found to have synchronous adenocarcinoma of the colon and abdominal tuberculosis. This is a rare finding and it is discussed whether a dampened immune response by the cancer allowed a latent tuberculosis infection to become active or vice versa.
(Vol 11 p 103-106, Colorectal surgery; General surgery; Infection and Immunity; Thoracic medicine: 9 December 2011)
Chilaiditi syndrome is rare, often challenging to diagnose and difficult to treat. In general, patients have a long history of symptoms from early childhood. Emergency surgery is usually performed in the case of volvulus or obstruction. Detorsion, colopexy or partial colonic resection have been proposed. However, these methods may lead to a recurrence of the disease. In...
(Vol 11 p 70-73, Colorectal Surgery: 16 September 2011)
We report the case of a 53-year-old lady who underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy and was found to have an accessory cystic duct close to the fundus. Careful dissection of the liver bed was done and the duct clipped preventing a bile leak. The presence of such ducts though rare should be identified during surgery to prevent potential complications.
(Vol 8 p 40-42, Colorectal surgery: 10 November 2008)
We report the case of a 62-year-old man who presented with puckering and tethering of his appendicectomy scar; he was found to have an underlying caecal carcinoma. We review the literature regarding this uncommon presentation of caecal cancer.
(Vol 8 p 35-37, General Surgery; Colorectal Surgery: 1 October 2008)
We report a case where anal intercourse resulted in a jejuno-rectal stump fistula. This occurred in a 70-year lady who had undergone formation of ileal conduit and end colostomy earlier in the same year. Previous gynaecological surgery for cancer of the cervix, radiation and multiple surgical procedures for dyspareunia, urinary incontinence and vesico-rectal fistula were...
(Vol 5 p 34-36, Colorectal surgery: July 2005)