Recent articles

Gallbladder Ewing's sarcoma with liver metastasis: a rare case report

Ewing's sarcoma (SE) / primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET) occurs most often in soft tissues of the extremities and in the paravertebral areas. As far as we know, there are only two other reports in the gallbladder SE / PNET literature, however, this is the first metastatic case in a 58-year-old man. Microscopically, small round cell neoplasms showed intense positive immunoreactive activity for CD99, as well as for neuron-specific enoase and synaphysophine.

A Decade of Progress in Global Neurosurgery

While the past ten years have yielded significant progress in neurosurgery, the prioritisation of global health outcomes and equity in neurosurgical care is a particularly valuable advancement due to the benefits yet to be gained. The appreciation of safe and effective neurosurgery as a key element of universal health coverage is highly encouraging as a sign of progress towards more equitable surgical care for patients around the world.

COVID-19 and Liver Transplants are mutually exclusive – Fact or Fiction?

COVID-19 has fundamentally altered clinical practices and guidelines. This also applies to liver transplantation. In the UK, liver transplant activity has dramatically decreased during the early months of the pandemic. The traditional logic dictates that transplantation-related immunosuppression increases the risk of COVID-19 infection and entails sub-par clinical outcomes. However, theories remain theories without clinical evidence. This article examines whether such concerns justify reducing liver transplant activity.