IJSS Journal of Surgery 2020-12-09T10:04:12+00:00 Dr Swapnil Bumb Open Journal Systems <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>IJSS Journal of Surgery</strong>&nbsp;is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles of surgeons those who perform abdominal, cancer, vascular, head and neck, breast, colorectal, and other forms of surgery. IJSS Journal of surgery has the goal of providing its readership the highest quality rapid retrieval of information relevant to surgeons. It provides an in-depth, international forum for the most recent, authoritative information on major clinical problems in the fields of clinical and experimental surgery, surgical education, and socioeconomic aspects of surgical care. Journal content includes Leading Articles, Reviews, Original Research Articles, Randomized Clinical Trials, Your Views and Book Reviews. All papers published in the IJSS are subject to rigorous peer review.</p> Small Bowel Intussusception with Idiopatic Volvulus in Adolescents – A Rare Case Report 2020-12-09T10:04:12+00:00 Sathish Rajkumar Harish Kumar Sharath Rajkumar M Rajkumar <p>Intussusception is a rare form of bowel obstruction in adults which are defined as telescoping of the proximal segment of the gastrointestinal tract into the lumen of the adjacent distal segment. Intussusception can be divided in four groups such as tumor related, post-operative, miscellaneous (Meckel’s diverticulum and celiac disease), and idiopathic. Although the mechanism that leads to an intussusceptions is still unknown, any lesion or irritation of bowel wall or lumen that desynchronizes the peristaltic waves, could provide the mechanical base for invagination of one part of the intestine into another.<br><br></p> 2020-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJSS Journal of Surgery Study of Comparison between Skin Sutures and Skin Staplers: Two hundred Studies 2020-12-07T07:17:57+00:00 Sathish Rajkumar G H Harish Kumar Sharath Rajkumar M Rajkumar <p>Background: There are various ways the skin approximation, whether it be sutures, staplers, glues, and sterile tapes, all of these have the same purpose of but the one which provides the best scar with least wound infection and consumes the least time is the one that should be used. So here, we have studied 200 patients for 10 months, comparing skin sutures with staplers and their outcome with respect to time consumed and percentage of complication.<br>Materials and Methods: A prospective type of study was conducted from October 2016 to July 2017 at Meenakshi Medical College and Hospital – Enathur, Kanchipuram, for comparison between skin sutures and skin staplers in terms of effectiveness and complications in 200 patients who underwent various surgical procedures. The patients included in this study were randomly selected from those who underwent various surgical procedures which were either elective or emergency with various incisions.<br>Results: The average time taken for skin closure by staplers is 1.84 min per 10 cm of the wound, and for skin sutures, it is 6.61 min per 10 cm of wound and complication rate for suturing is 30%, and for staplers, it is about 12%.<br>Conclusion: The outcome of staplers is cosmetically superior to skin sutures with overall less complication as compared to skin sutures.</p> 2020-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJSS Journal of Surgery Clinical Profile and Management of Acute Abdomen in a Tertiary Care Hospital 2020-12-02T09:26:01+00:00 Jayanth Lavu Srujana Golla <p>Background: The term acute abdomen refers to signs and symptoms of abdominal pain and tenderness, a clinical presentation that often requires emergency surgical therapy.[1] This challenging clinical scenario requires a thorough and expeditious workup to determine the need for operative intervention and to initiate appropriate therapy.<br>Materials and Methods: One hundred and twenty adult patients (70 males and 50 females) were studied during the period from January 2016 to January 2017. Patients were subjected to detailed history, symptoms, and thorough physical examination. Patients underwent all necessary investigations. Relevant procedures, like four-quadrant aspirations, were carried out in some cases. In all operative cases, operative findings and post-operative diagnosis were recorded. The final outcome was evaluated.<br>Results: In the study among 120 cases, 45 (37.5%) were diagnosed to be acute appendicitis followed by acute intestinal obstruction 25 (16.66%) cases. The age-wise classification was middle-age population between 31–50 years suffered more acute abdomen than the other age groups.<br>Conclusion: Acute abdomen is often a surgical emergency and a challenge to any surgeon. Usual age incidence is in the third and fourth decades, forming the majority of the total cases analyzed. Acute abdomen is more common in males. The most common cause of acute abdomen is acute appendicitis. The second common cause of acute abdomen is a hollow viscous perforation, and mortality is high in these cases due to ARDS and MODS</p> 2020-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 IJSS Journal of Surgery