Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You and Your Team.

Learn More →

This Month in Archives of Surgery

This Month in Archives of Surgery Divi et al describe a group of 71 patients who developed subclavian vein compression and/or thrombosis. In this group, 73 operative procedures were performed following diagnosis, primarily catheter-directed thrombolysis followed in 3 or more weeks by surgical decompression. Patients with isolated subclavian vein obstruction have a more favorable outcome relative to those with combined neurogenic and venous pathologic features. Decompression should be delayed following thrombolysis to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications. See Article Hwang et al examined the reason for the high rate of breast cancer in Marin County, California, and the risk factors extant in this area that may produce estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer. Their conclusion was that patients with estrogen receptor–positive tumors were more likely to have undergone hormone therapy. See Article Granderath et al studied those patients with Nissen fundoplication and simple sutured crural closure and those with single sutured closure and onlay of a polypropylene mesh patch. Of the 100 patients (50 in each grouping), the preoperative studies were similar. At 3 months’ and 1-year follow-up, there was improvement in both groups; however, the intrathoracic wrap migration was 4 to 5 times as common in the unprotected crural closure. See Article A Single-Layer, Continuous, Hand-Sewn Method for Esophageal Anastomosis: Prospective Evaluation in 218 Patients Law et al describe a 1-layer esophageal anastomosis used since 1996. They studied 218 consecutive patients prospectively, primarily for morbidity and mortality rates, anastomotic leaks, and stricture formation and recurrences. Anastomotic leaks occurred in 7 patients (3.2%) of whom 3 required reoperation. Hospital mortality was 0.9% attributed to myocardial infarction and malignancy. Anastomotic strictures developed in 24 patients (11%) primarily in cervical and distal stomach hook-ups. Recurrence occurred in 8 patients (3.7%), none of whom had a histologically involved resection margin. Thus, the 1-layer, continuous, hand-sewn technique seems safe and effective. See Article Identifying Risk Factors for Complications Following Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma Roaten et al studied the medical records of 339 consecutive patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma. Twenty complications were noted compared with more than 3 times as many in patients undergoing full regional lymph node dissection during the same period. The most common complications in the sentinel lymph node group were seroma formation, transient nerve injuries, and minor wound infections—complications far less significant than in the full regional lymph node group. Experience decreased complications, and patients with more than 1 sentinel lymph node excised or who underwent closed-suction drainage were at increased risk of complications. See Article Reviews Two reviews are presented for your reading pleasure. See Article and Article http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

This Month in Archives of Surgery

Archives of Surgery , Volume 140 (1) – Jan 1, 2005

This Month in Archives of Surgery

Abstract

Divi et al describe a group of 71 patients who developed subclavian vein compression and/or thrombosis. In this group, 73 operative procedures were performed following diagnosis, primarily catheter-directed thrombolysis followed in 3 or more weeks by surgical decompression. Patients with isolated subclavian vein obstruction have a more favorable outcome relative to those with combined neurogenic and venous pathologic features. Decompression should be delayed following thrombolysis to reduce...
Loading next page...
 
/lp/american-medical-association/this-month-in-archives-of-surgery-n26IyCMreX
Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
eISSN
1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.140.1.13
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Divi et al describe a group of 71 patients who developed subclavian vein compression and/or thrombosis. In this group, 73 operative procedures were performed following diagnosis, primarily catheter-directed thrombolysis followed in 3 or more weeks by surgical decompression. Patients with isolated subclavian vein obstruction have a more favorable outcome relative to those with combined neurogenic and venous pathologic features. Decompression should be delayed following thrombolysis to reduce the incidence of postoperative complications. See Article Hwang et al examined the reason for the high rate of breast cancer in Marin County, California, and the risk factors extant in this area that may produce estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer. Their conclusion was that patients with estrogen receptor–positive tumors were more likely to have undergone hormone therapy. See Article Granderath et al studied those patients with Nissen fundoplication and simple sutured crural closure and those with single sutured closure and onlay of a polypropylene mesh patch. Of the 100 patients (50 in each grouping), the preoperative studies were similar. At 3 months’ and 1-year follow-up, there was improvement in both groups; however, the intrathoracic wrap migration was 4 to 5 times as common in the unprotected crural closure. See Article A Single-Layer, Continuous, Hand-Sewn Method for Esophageal Anastomosis: Prospective Evaluation in 218 Patients Law et al describe a 1-layer esophageal anastomosis used since 1996. They studied 218 consecutive patients prospectively, primarily for morbidity and mortality rates, anastomotic leaks, and stricture formation and recurrences. Anastomotic leaks occurred in 7 patients (3.2%) of whom 3 required reoperation. Hospital mortality was 0.9% attributed to myocardial infarction and malignancy. Anastomotic strictures developed in 24 patients (11%) primarily in cervical and distal stomach hook-ups. Recurrence occurred in 8 patients (3.7%), none of whom had a histologically involved resection margin. Thus, the 1-layer, continuous, hand-sewn technique seems safe and effective. See Article Identifying Risk Factors for Complications Following Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Melanoma Roaten et al studied the medical records of 339 consecutive patients undergoing sentinel lymph node biopsy for melanoma. Twenty complications were noted compared with more than 3 times as many in patients undergoing full regional lymph node dissection during the same period. The most common complications in the sentinel lymph node group were seroma formation, transient nerve injuries, and minor wound infections—complications far less significant than in the full regional lymph node group. Experience decreased complications, and patients with more than 1 sentinel lymph node excised or who underwent closed-suction drainage were at increased risk of complications. See Article Reviews Two reviews are presented for your reading pleasure. See Article and Article

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 2005

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$499/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month