About Thomas E. Starzl
Thomas E. Starzl (1926-2017) performed the first human liver transplantation in 1967 and has often been described as the “Father of Transplantation”. He was responsible for innumerable breakthroughs in transplant surgery, immunology, immunosuppression and transplant medicine. He was the recipient of more than 200 awards (including the 2004 National Medal of Science) and membership of 60 professional societies. You can read more about him here:
Thomas E. Starzl: the Passing of a legend.
About the Thomas E. Starzl Prize
The Thomas Starzl Prize is awarded to the best case report published in the previous year as voted by the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Surgery (IJS) and IJS Case Reports. A shortlist is drawn up using download and citation data or through Editorial Board recommendations. The winner receives the prestige that comes with an international prize, £500 in Elsevier book vouchers and full fee waiver on their next case report (worth $995).
Joint runner up
Nunes-Carneiro, D.; Couto, T.; Cavadas, V.
Is the menstrual cup harmless? A case report of an unusual cause of renal colic
Joint runner up
Chin, K.; Chan, C.; Lee, S.
Spontaneous regression of pancreatic cancer: A case report and literature review
2017 Winner (now based on 2016 papers)
Obinna Obinwa, David Cooper, James M. O’Riordan
An ingested mobile phone in the stomach may not be amenable to safe endoscopic removal using current therapeutic devices: A case report
Akile Zengina, Bercis Imge Ucar a, Sükrü Aydin Düzgün, Zülfü Bayhan, Sezgin Zeren, Faik Yaylak, Bekir Sanal, Nilüfer Araz Bayhan
Adult midgut malrotation presented with acute bowel obstruction and ischemia
2015 Winner (based on 2015 papers)
Mustafa Pehlivan, Pelin Özün Özbay, Muzaffer Temur, Özgür Yilmaz, Zekeriya Gümüs, Ahmet Güzel
Epidermal cyst in an unusual site: A case report
Igor Gerych, Taras Ivankiv, Oleksii Ogurtsov, Nazar Kalynovych
Giant right groin lipoma mimicking inguinal hernia
B. Patrice Mwipatayi, Chee Weng Leong, Pradeep Subramanian, Alarick Picardo
En bloc kidney transplant from an 18-month-old donor to an adult recipient: Case report and literature review
George Philippakis, Antonios Marinakis, Nikolaos Manoloudakis
Pericardial window procedures: Implications on left ventricular function
Mohammed Al Mohaidly, Ahmed Suliman and Horia Malawi
Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy for a two-and half year old morbidly obese child
R. P. Piggott, P. S. Waters, J. Ashraf, F. Colesky and M. J. Kerin
Water-clear cell adenoma: A rare form of hyperparathyroidism