Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery</strong> aims to publish case reports related to all aspects of surgery.&nbsp;The journal also encourages the submission of useful reports of negative results. This is a quality controlled,&nbsp;OPEN&nbsp;peer-reviewed, open access INTERNATIONAL journal.&nbsp;</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery) (Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery) Tue, 20 Oct 2020 10:47:53 +0000 OJS 60 Taenia Saginata: The Solitary Enemy <p>We report the case of a 62-year-old female patient with no medical or surgical history, admitted for gastric adenocarcinoma. Its extension assessment was negative. She received 3 pre-operative chemotherapy courses and sent for total gastrectomy. Surgical exploration revealed a resectable gastric tumor without hepatic metastasis or peritoneal carcinosis. The enterotomy for restore continuity objectified the fortuitous discovery of a parasite type t├Žnia saginata in the small bowel (Fig. 1). The patient was applied on praziquantel at a dose of 10 mg/kg.</p> <p>Tapeworms are flatworms that can live as parasites in the human gastrointestinal tract. Taenia saginata are the intestinal solitary tapeworms for which humans are the only definitive hosts. She is found in many areas worldwide, but is most common in areas where consumption of undercooked beef is high.&nbsp; Most people colonized with adult T. saginata are asymptomatic; those with symptoms complain of mild abdominal discomfort, loss of appetite, or change in stool pat-tern. Occasionally segments can enter the appendix, common bile duct, or pancreatic duct and cause obstruction. The length of adult worm is usually 5 m; however, it may reach up to 25 m.</p> <p>Taenia infection usually is diagnosed by identifying eggs or proglottids in the stool and cellophane- tape swab to detect eggs as early as about three months after infection. Eosinophilia and elevation of serum IgE may be present. Serological tests are not routinely performed. PCR based methods, providing definite diagnosis and species discrimination. The most complications of taeniasis are including abdominal pain, obstruction, inflammation, and perforation of small bowel, appendix, and colon. The treatment is medical by antiparasitic (or dewormers) praziquantel type.</p> Amine Bachar, Taoufik Elabbassi, Harouna Bonkoukou Abdoulaye, Mohamed Rachid Lefriyekh ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 Isolated Complete Cervical Tracheal Transection in Penetrating Neck Injury: A Unique Case <p>Isolated penetrating neck injuries involving cervical trachea are rare. Cervical tracheal transection is life-threatening and may result in immediate death due to asphyxiation. Early recognition and maintenance of the airway followed by definitive repair are essential for survival. We report a 28-year-old male who presented to the emergency department with a penetrating neck injury. He was dyspneic and cyanosed with neck swelling. Air was gushing from the wound. He was immediately shifted to the operating room. Neck wound exploration revealed complete tracheal transection. The distal trachea was identified and controlled with stay sutures. The endotracheal tube was advanced into the distal trachea through an oral route across the 3 cm gap at the level of the suprasternal notch. Crossfield ventilation was achieved to first repair the posterior layer and then the anterior layer after establishing the airway through the oral cavity. End to end anastomosis was achieved with interrupted 3/0 vicryl. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the 10th day after bronchoscopy.</p> Misauq Mazcuri, Usama T. Ahmad, Pratikshya Thapaliya, Ambreen Abid, Nazish Sikander, Tanveer Ahmad ##submission.copyrightStatement## Tue, 20 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000 A Strangulated Right Inguinal Hernia Containing the Transverse Colon: An Unusual Case Report <p>A strangulated inguinal hernia is a common diagnosis in patients presenting with a painful groin mass. The sac of inguinal hernia mostly contains omentum or the small bowel. However, It may sometime contain an unusual content that affects surgical management. This is a rare case of strangulated right inguinal hernia containing the transverse colon and its surgical management.</p> Abdulaziz Aldhafar, Adel Mohammed, Mufeed Alwabari, Raghad Aldhafar ##submission.copyrightStatement## Sat, 24 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +0000