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PREPRINT RELEASE: Submandibular Approach to the Mandible (Cadaver)


Submandibular Approach to the Mandible (Cadaver)
Harvard Medical School

R. John Tannyhill, III, MD, DDS, FACS
Instructor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Mark Rowan, MD, DDS
Resident Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

This case presents a cadaveric demonstration of the submandibular approach to the mandible, which can be used in cases involving osteomyelitis, the management of fractures, or pathology of the mandible or submandibular gland.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Stapedotomy (Endaural)


Stapedotomy (Endaural)
Duke University Medical Center

David M. Kaylie, MD, MS
Department of Surgery
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

C. Scott Brown, MD
Resident Physician
Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences

Dr. David Kaylie demonstrates the endaural approach to the middle ear in order to perform a stapedotomy for conductive hearing loss secondary to otosclerosis. This technique can be utilized for other middle ear conditions, including attic cholesteatomas.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Cholecystectomy


Open Cholecystectomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Liborio “June” Soledad, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Enrico Jayma, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Ted Carpio, MD
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 53-year-old male with a 1-year history of recurrent right upper quadrant pain that radiates to the back. On workup, ultrasound revealed intraluminal gallstones. Here, Dr. Soledad, Dr. Jayma, and Dr. Carpio perform an open cholecystectomy on this patient while on a surgical mission to the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Left Indirect Inguinal Hernioplasty


Left Indirect Inguinal Hernioplasty
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Liborio “June” Soledad, MD
World Surgical Foundation

Enrico Jayma, MD
World Surgical Foundation

The patient in this case is a 58-year-old male with bulging in the left inguinal area that extends into the scrotum. Here, Dr. June Soledad and Dr. Enrico Jayma perform a left indirect inguinal hernioplasty while on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Open Radical Cholecystectomy with Partial Hepatectomy for Gallbladder Cancer


Open Radical Cholecystectomy with Partial Hepatectomy for Gallbladder Cancer
Cancer Institute Hospital

Hiromichi Ito, MD
Gastrointestinal Cancer Center
Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research

In this case, a 60-year-old male was found to have a gallbladder mass on routine imaging 1.5 years after undergoing a radical cystectomy with ileal conduit and neoadjuvant chemotherapy for bladder cancer. Here, Dr. Hiromichi Ito at the Cancer Institute Hospital in Japan performs a radical cholecystectomy with removal of the gallbladder and liver bed, and lymphadenectomy around the porta hepatis.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Vaginal Hysterectomy, Uterosacral Ligament Suspension, and Excision of Redundant Vaginal Tissue


Vaginal Hysterectomy, Uterosacral Ligament Suspension, and Excision of Redundant Vaginal Tissue
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Col. Arthur C. Wittich, DO
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Retired)
World Surgical Foundation

In this case, Dr. Wittich performs a vaginal hysterectomy, a high uterosacral ligament suspension, a round ligament suspension to the distal vaginal cuff, and a reduction of anterior and posterior redundant vaginal tissue. This was performed during a mission to the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Bilateral Indirect Inguinal Herniotomy


Pediatric Bilateral Indirect Inguinal Herniotomy
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Beda Espineda, MD
Philippine Children’s Medical Center
World Surgical Foundation

In this case, Dr. Espineda performs a bilateral indirect inguinal herniotomy on a 12-year-old male in the Philippines while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Female Foley Catheter Insertion


Female Foley Catheter Insertion
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Col. Arthur C. Wittich, DO
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Retired)
World Surgical Foundation

While on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation, Dr. Wittich preps a patient for a hysterectomy and performs a female Foley catheter insertion.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars


Pulsed Dye and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy for Treatment of Burn Scars
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Branko Bojovic, MD
Chief of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Harrison McUmber
Medical Student
Tufts University School of Medicine

In this case, Dr. Bojovic uses both pulsed dye laser therapy and fractional CO2 laser therapy to treat burn scars on a female pediatric patient.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Laparoscopic Suture Rectopexy with Culdoplasty, Vaginal Wall Repair, and Perineorrhaphy


Laparoscopic Suture Rectopexy with Culdoplasty, Vaginal Wall Repair, and Perineorrhaphy
Massachusetts General Hospital

Liliana G. Bordeianou, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Emily C. Von Bargen, DO
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Associate Fellowship Director
Harvard Medical School

The patient in this case is an 87-year-old female with rectal prolapse. She had minimal constipation and minimal incontinence, and anorectal manometry revealed low rectal pressures. Gynecological POP-Q exam showed mostly posterior prolapse and some apical prolapse, and urodynamic testing was negative. Defecography revealed an enterocele. Here, Dr. Bordeianou and Dr. Von Bargen discuss the decision-making process when treating rectal prolapse and perform a laparoscopic suture rectopexy with culdoplasty, vaginal wall repair, and perineorrhaphy with levator plication.