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Bochdalek’s hernia typically manifests early in childhood, but it is uncommon in adults. We report the case of a 77-year-old woman who suffered sudden acute cardiorespiratory distress during an upper gastro-intestinal endoscopy, caused by a massive gastrothorax, confirmed by a chest radiograph and thoracic computed tomography. Laparotomy revealed a(More)
Figure. Band (arrow) extending from the tip of the Meckel’s diverticulum (:) to the mesoileum near the appendix (*). Obstructed loops of ileum are reduced and are slightly dusky in appearance but viable. A 35-YEAR-OLD MAN presented to our hospital with a 12-hour history of severe central abdominal pain of acute onset, nausea, and vomiting. He had no history(More)
Benign neoplasms originating from the neuronal sheath are usually found along the distribution of the cranial nerves and in the flexor surfaces of the upper and lower extremities. We herein present a case of a 65-year-old man with a schwannoma located in the inguinal canal, which presented as an irreducible hernia. This is the first reported case in the(More)
The anteromedial diaphragmatic hernias of Morgagni and Larrey are the least common defects that occur in this organ. Simultaneous occurrence has been described but remains an absolute rarity. We herein present a case of this bilateral herniation with a unique presentation. The paper refers to the basic anatomic, diagnostic and therapeutic considerations for(More)
Dear Editor We read with great interest the article of Fawole et al. [1] concerning the fate of an inguinal hernia following the removal of an infected prosthetic mesh. Since the use of prosthetic material in hernia surgery has become the gold standard of treatment, any aspect of complications arising from the application of such material and the proposed(More)
A pancreatic pleural effusion may result from a pancreatopleural fistula. We herein discuss two interesting issues in a similar case report of a pleural effusion caused after splenectomy, which was recently published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology. Pancreatic exudate passes directly through a natural hiatus in the diaphragm or by direct(More)
During the last 20 years (1972-1992), 421 patients underwent surgery for hydatid disease of the liver. 96 out of 421 patients had a rupture such as, intrabiliary rupture 49 patients, intrathoracic rupture 43 patients and free rupture in the peritoneal cavity 4 patients. The surgical treatment required a variety of procedures: 1) Prolonged tube drainage of(More)
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