Asian Journal of Research in Surgery <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Asian Journal of Research in Surgery</strong>&nbsp;aims to publish&nbsp;high-quality&nbsp;papers (<a href="/index.php/AJRS/general-guideline-for-authors">Click here for Types of paper</a>) in all aspects of&nbsp;‘Surgery’. This journal facilitates the research and wishes to publish papers as long as they are technically correct, scientifically motivated. 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.</p> en-US (Asian Journal of Research in Surgery) (Asian Journal of Research in Surgery) Mon, 14 Oct 2019 10:37:17 +0000 OJS 60 Digital Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Case Report and Review of Literature <p>Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is one of the most common primary malignancies affecting the upper limb and especially the hand. Digital SCC is infrequently reported in the literature and presents a diagnostic challenge because of its relatively rare occurrence and mimicry of benign conditions. Many risk factors have been identified including immuno suppression, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), trauma, chronic scars, and exposure to radiation and carcinogens. Treatment varies from Mohs micrographic surgery to amputation.</p> <p>After review of literature, rates of recurrence and metastasis seem to be higher for SCC affecting the hand compared to other sites and digital SCC has a high rate of recurrence with a low metastatic rate.</p> <p>Through this paper we report the case of a 70-year-old woman with SCC of the fourth right finger that extended from the proximal nailfold to the ventral finger, and we aim to highlight the importance of an early diagnosis, leading to an early treatment which is the only guarantor of an effective treatment with digit preservation and good function.</p> Amira Gallas, Rami Ben Arab, Monia Boussen, Walid Bouaîcha, Nesrine Attia, Riadh Maalla, Mohamed Ali Sbai ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000 Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Caused by a Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist: Report of a Case and Review of Literature <p>Carpal tunnel syndrome is usually idiopathic and presents bilaterally. An etiologic factor should be suspected in patients with unilateral symptoms, Ganglion cysts are the most common tumours of the wrist and are often listed among the possible causes of carpal tunnel syndrome but cases of carpal tunnel syndrome caused by ganglion cysts are underreported in literature. The clinical presentation consists of swelling and pain of the wrist with paresthesia in the median nerve distribution. Tinel’s sign and Phalen’s manoeuvre are positive. Electromyogram (EMG) should be accompanied by ultrasonography or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) investigation before surgery. Although the current trend is to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel release, this technique can’t allow a good exploration of the carpal tunnel, and open carpal tunnel release surgery with removal of the ganglion cyst remains the gold standard of treatment with an excellent prognosis.</p> <p>We present the case of a 45-year-old woman with carpal tunnel syndrome caused by a ganglion cyst to highlight its characteristics, the interest of imaging studies (ultrasonography or MRI) in patients with unilateral symptoms, and the importance of early recognition with adequate treatment.</p> Amira Gallas, Mohamed Ali Sbai, Walid Saidane, Rami Ben Arab, Walid Bouaîcha, Monia Boussen, Nesrine Attia, Khaled Bchir, Riadh Maalla ##submission.copyrightStatement## Fri, 01 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +0000