Category Archives: General Surgery

PREPRINT RELEASE: Basal Cell Carcinoma Excision from Lower Lip with Keystone Flap Reconstruction

BASAL CELL CARCINOMA EXCISION FROM LOWER LIP WITH KEYSTONE FLAP RECONSTRUCTION
Hospital Leonardo Martinez, Honduras

Geoffrey G. Hallock, MD
Plastic Surgery Consultant
Sacred Heart Campus, St. Luke’s Hospital
Allentown, Pennsylvania

In this case, Dr. Hallock performs a basal cell carcinoma excision followed by a Keystone flap reconstruction. It was filmed in Honduras on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Carotid Endarterectomy (Cadaver)


Carotid Endarterectomy (Cadaver)
Harvard Medical School

Samuel Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Laura Boitano, MD
Resident Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital

In this case, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Boitano demonstrate a carotid endarterectomy on a cadaver at Harvard Medical School.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Rives-Stoppa Retromuscular Repair for Incisional Hernia


Rives-Stoppa Retromuscular Repair for Incisional Hernia
Massachusetts General Hospital

Peter Fagenholz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School

Katherine Albutt, MD
Resident Physician
Harvard Medical School

In this case, Dr. Peter Fagenholz at MGH performs a ventral incisional hernia repair on a 76-year-old female who developed a hernia following a right colectomy for colon cancer.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Left First Toe Amputation (Ray)


Left First Toe Amputation (Ray)
Harvard Medical School

Samuel Schwartz, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital

Laura Boitano, MD
Resident Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital

In this case, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Boitano perform a cadaveric demonstration of a first left toe ray amputation at Harvard Medical School.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Infant Bilateral Open Inguinal Hernia Repair – Twin B


Pediatric Infant Bilateral Open Inguinal Hernia Repair – Twin B
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Domingo Alvear, MD
Founder, World Surgical Foundation

Lissa Henson, MD
Philippine Society of Pediatric Surgeons

In this case, Dr. Alvear performs a bilateral open inguinal hernia repair on the second of two twin babies while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation in the Philippines. On one side, the ovary was trapped within the hernia sac. Here, Dr. Alvear demonstrates his technique for preserving the ovary in this setting, which is effective, much quicker, and much safer with fewer complications for anesthesia.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Coronal Approach (Cadaver)


Coronal Approach (Cadaver)
Harvard Medical School

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

Mark Rowan, MD, DDS
Resident Physician
Massachusetts General Hospital

This case presents a cadaveric demonstration of the coronal approach to exposing the upper or middle facial skeleton. This approach is commonly used when treating facial trauma such as frontal sinus fractures, orbital fractures, and zygoma fractures, as well as when taking a superficial temporal artery biopsy.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Contracture Release and Full-Thickness Skin Graft to Volar Index Finger with K-Wire Insertion


Contracture Release and Full-Thickness Skin Graft to Volar Index Finger with K-Wire Insertion
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jonah Poster
Medical Student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

This case centers around a young male patient with a 1-year-old burn scar on his volar index finger that keeps the finger flexed and prevents it from being straightened. Here, Dr. Friedstat releases the contracture and places a full-thickness skin graft from the right groin crease. A K-wire was also used to prevent flexion of the finger during the healing process.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh


Bilateral Dorsal Foot Scar Contracture Release with Split-Thickness Skin Grafts from the Anterior Thigh
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Jonathan Friedstat, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston
Massachusetts General Hospital

Jonah Poster
Medical Student
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

In this case, a 5-year-old male with burn scars undergoes a bilateral dorsal foot scar contracture release with split-thickness skin grafts from the anterior thigh.

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: 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.