All posts by Chris Boisvert

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Simple Hydrocelectomy and Removal of Subdermal Implants


Bilateral Simple Hydrocelectomy and Removal of Subdermal Implants
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons

Jaymie Ang Henry, MD, MPH
Florida Atlantic University, G4 Alliance

In this case, Dr. Alvear perform a bilateral simple hydrocelectomy and removal of subdermal implants while on a surgical mission in the Philippines. The diagnosis of hydrocele had been confirmed via ultrasound following transillumination during the physical exam.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis


Laparoscopic Total Abdominal Colectomy with Ileorectal Anastomosis
Massachusetts General Hospital

Richard Hodin, MD
Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A 59-year-old male with a history of Crohn’s disease underwent a colonoscopy where several areas of multifocal dysplasia were discovered. In this case, Dr. Richard Hodin performs a total abdominal colectomy on this patient in order to remove these precancerous lesions and prevent recurrence.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy


Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

This case focuses on the treatment of an 8-year-old male with scars from burn wounds he sustained at the age of 2 that have resulted in areas of scar contracture, stiffness, and hypopigmentation. Watch Dr. Daniel Driscoll perform a scar release, a split-thickness skin graft, a permanent pigment transfer, and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty


Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

In what is our first plastic surgery case, we follow part of the treatment of an 18-year-old male who developed hypertrophic chemical burn scars resulting from an attack with sulfuric acid. Here, Dr. Daniel Driscoll performs two Z-plasties and a VY-plasty in order to relieve some of the tension resulting from these scars.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)


Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)
Yale New Haven Hospital

Raj Ayyagari, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Yale School of Medicine

Fabian Laage-Gaupp, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Paul Irons and Dennis A. Barbon
Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

In our second interventional radiology video article, Dr. Raj Ayyagari at Yale New Haven Hospital performs a prostatic artery embolization on a patient with an enlarged prostate who also presented with hematuria. This procedure is appealing because it is less invasive and carries fewer risks than other treatment options.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Partial Laryngectomy Techniques (Cadaver)


Partial Laryngectomy Techniques (Cadaver)

Ramon M. Esclamado, MD, MS
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Duke University Medical Center

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Duke University Medical Center

Dr. Ramon Esclamado discusses and demonstrates the techniques for partial laryngectomy during a cadaver dissection course at Duke University. The indications and contraindications are also reviewed.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pulmonary AVM Embolization


Pulmonary AVM Embolization
Yale New Haven Hospital

Jeffrey Pollak, MD
Robert I. White, Jr. Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging
Yale School of Medicine

Fabian Laage-Gaupp, MD
Yale School of Medicine

Dennis Barbon; Andrew Ding; Jelena Ivanis;
Frank H. Netter, MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University

A 14-year-old female with occasional nosebleeds and a PMH significant for HHT (diagnosed clinically and confirmed via genetic testing) underwent chest CT, which found multiple PAVMs. Here, Dr. Jeffrey Pollak performs endovascular embolization  of these PAVMs in our first interventional radiology case.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy


Pancreatic Debridement via Sinus Tract Endoscopy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter Fagenholz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

A patient who was involved in a motor vehicle accident developed large peripancreatic fluid collections and eventually had percutaneous drainage of those collections. In this video, Dr. Peter Fagenholz at MGH performs a pancreatic debridement utilizing sinus tract endoscopy after this patient’s necrotic collection had persisted for weeks.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Tympanoplasty (Revision)

Tympanoplasty (Revision)

Calhoun D. Cunningham III, MD
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Duke University

A patient with multiple prior surgeries continued to have persistent drainage and a perforated ear drum. In this video, Dr. Cunningham demonstrates a methodical approach to revision tympanoplasties for these challenging patients.