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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118691/vanishing-tumor-in-a-liver-graft-from-a-hepatitis-b-virus-surface-antigen-positive-donor
#1
Mayo Fuchino, Kazuto Tajiri, Masami Minemura, Toshiro Sugiyama
We report a case of vanishing tumor considered as inflammatory pseudotumor (IPT) found in the liver after living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) from a hepatitis B virus surface antigen-positive donor. The radiological findings were similar to those of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). However, the tumor disappeared completely within several months and was suggested to have been an IPT. IPT is known to be associated with biliary duct operation or biliary infection, and it can show various enhancement patterns in radiological studies, sometimes resembling HCC...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118690/pneumoperitoneum-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-due-to-rupture-of-intrahepatic-bile-ducts-and-glisson-s-capsule-in-hepatic-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Zubair Khan, Umar Darr, Mohamad Nawras, Muhammad Bawany, Jacob Bieszczad, Osama Alaradi, Ali Nawras
Introduction: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been proven to be a safe and effective method for diagnosis and treatment of biliary and pancreatic disorders. Major complications of ERCP include pancreatitis, hemorrhage, cholangitis, and duodenal perforation. We report a third case in literature of pneumoperitoneum after ERCP due to rupture of intrahepatic bile ducts and Glisson's capsule in a peripheral hepatic lesion. Case Report: A 50-year-old male with a history of metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor and who had a partially covered metallic stent placed in the biliary tree 1 year ago presented to the oncology clinic with fatigue, abdominal pain, and hypotension...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118689/postpolypectomy-intramural-colonic-hematoma-the-conservative-management-of-a-potentially-fatal-complication
#3
Ravinder Mankoo, Vanessa Kuwajima
Most medical professionals consider colonoscopy to be a safe procedure with a low rate of severe complications such as bowel perforation, gastrointestinal tract bleeding, or mortality. Bowel wall hematoma is a rare complication associated with colonoscopy that can result in significant morbidity and even mortality. We present a case of postpolypectomy hematoma diagnosed with CT imaging and successfully managed in a conservative fashion.
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118688/a-tale-of-two-lymphomas
#4
Vikrant Parihar, Paul Crotty, Deidre McNamara
We present a patient with coeliac disease who developed refractory coeliac disease II, which was complicated by the development of metachronous lymphomas.
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118687/renoportal-anastomosis-in-left-lateral-lobe-living-donor-liver-transplantation-a-pediatric-case
#5
Hiroyuki Ogasawara, Chikashi Nakanishi, Shigehito Miyagi, Kazuaki Tokodai, Yasuyuki Hara, Wataru Nakanishi, Koji Miyazawa, Kenji Shimizu, Hiroyuki Kumata, Hitoshi Goto, Masafumi Goto, Michiaki Unno, Takashi Kamei
In adult liver transplantation, renoportal anastomosis (RPA) has been introduced as a useful technique for patients with grade 4 portal vein thrombosis and a splenorenal shunt. Here, we report a pediatric case in which RPA allowed a left lateral lobe living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) despite portal vein thrombosis and a large splenorenal shunt. At 36 days old, the patient underwent a Kasai operation for biliary atresia. At 17 months old, she underwent LDLT because of repetitive cholangitis. Pretransplant examinations revealed a large splenorenal shunt and portal vein thrombosis...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118686/hepatectomy-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-with-right-sided-ligamentum-teres-using-a-hepatectomy-simulation-system
#6
Seikan Hai, Etsuro Hatano, Tadamichi Hirano, Yasukane Asano, Kazuhiro Suzumura, Hideaki Sueoka, Jiro Fujimoto
Right-sided ligamentum teres (RSLT) is a rare congenital anomaly often accompanied by variation of the hepatic vasculature. We herein report a surgical case of a hilar cholangiocarcinoma with RSLT in whom preoperative hepatectomy simulation proved useful for understanding the anatomical structure of the liver. A 78-year-old male with obstructive jaundice was referred to our department for further examination. The patient was suspected of having a hilar cholangiocarcinoma originating from the left hepatic bile duct by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), and CT also showed right umbilical portion (RUP)...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118685/a-rare-thermophilic-bug-in-complicated-diverticular-abscess
#7
Kyawzaw Lin, Sithu Lin, Aung Naing Lin, Thinzar Lin, Zin Mar Htun, Madhavi Reddy
Actinomycosis is a form of painful abscess in the gastrointestinal tract or in deep tissue caused by actinomyces species. They are one of the commensal bacteria in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract of humans but can opportunistically cause infection in immunosuppressive hosts through invasion of breached mucosa or necrotic tissue while mimicking malignancy, gastrointestinal tuberculosis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Actinomyces israelii is, by far, the major and most common human pathogen throughout literatures...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033779/a-patient-with-nafcillin-associated-drug-induced-liver-failure
#8
Qin Rao, Isaiah Schuster, Talal Seoud, Kevin Zarrabi, Nirvani Goolsarran
Nafcillin-induced acute liver injury is a rare and potentially fatal complication that has been known since the 1960s but inadequately studied. At this time, the only proven treatment is early discontinuation of the drug. Because of the high prevalence of nafcillin class antibiotic use in the United States, it is important for clinicians to have a high clinical suspicion for this diagnosis. We present a case of liver failure attributable to nafcillin use in a 68-year-old male with a history methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus and L3/L4 osteomyelitis...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033778/a-case-of-basaloid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-polypoid-type-in-the-esophagus
#9
Ki Hun Lee, Sang Jin Lee, Hak Soo Kim, Sung Eun Kim, Soo Yong Choi, Hyun Ju Lee, Suk Hun Ha, Kwang Hoon Oh, Dae-Woon Eom
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus is very rare. Further, polypoid type of esophageal cancer is also rare. We have recently treated a case of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma which presented as a 1.3-cm esophageal polyp. A 48-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of a polypoid mass at 36 cm distance from the upper incisor on endoscopic examination, and the result of the biopsy was basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. The patient underwent Ivor Lewis operation with lymph node dissection...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033777/unusual-clinical-presentation-of-hemobilia-with-recurrent-vasovagal-episodes
#10
Abhinav Tiwari, Tariq Hammad, Himani Sharma, Khola Qamar, Mohammad Saud Khan, Zubair Khan, Ali Nawras, Thomas Sodeman
Hemobilia is caused by the abnormal connection between a blood vessel and the bile duct, which is usually iatrogenic and caused by hepatobiliary procedures. The classic triad of hemobilia includes biliary colic, obstructive jaundice, and gastrointestinal bleeding. We present the case of an 80-year-old man who had laparoscopic cholecystectomy complicated by hemobilia. He had an unusual presentation of hemobilia in the form of transient vasovagal episodes in addition to abdominal pain and hematochezia.
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033776/carbohydrate-antigen-19-9-positive-gastric-adenocarcinoma-autopsy-findings-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Tan Wang, Yoko Matsuda, Atsuko Seki, Keisuke Nonaka, Mototsune Kakizaki, Daita Kaneda, Junko Takahashi-Fujigasaki, Shigeo Murayama, Tomio Arai
Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA19-9) is a well-known tumor marker for pancreatobiliary cancer, and several studies have shown that an elevated serum CA19-9 level is associated with more aggressive biological behavior in gastric cancer (GC). However, the clinicopathological characteristics of CA19-9-positive GC remain unclear. We herein report an autopsy case of CA19-9-positive GC in an 84-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital because of paralysis and anemia. Autopsy revealed an ulcerative-invasive tumor measuring 72 × 60 mm in the anterior wall of the gastric body...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033775/preoperative-diagnosis-and-surgical-approach-of-appendiceal-mucinous-cystadenoma-usefulness-of-volcano-sign
#12
Masahiro Shiihara, Takeshi Ohki, Masakazu Yamamoto
We report a case of appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma that was successfully diagnosed preoperatively and treated by laparoscopic resection. We could find volcano sign on colonoscopy and cystic lesion without any nodules at the appendix on computed tomography (CT). Without any malignant factors in preoperative examinations, we performed laparoscopic appendectomy including the cecal wall. We could avoid performing excessive operation for cystadenoma with accurate preoperative diagnosis and intraoperative finding and pathological diagnosis during surgery...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033774/hemothorax-following-uncomplicated-endoscopic-variceal-sclerotherapy-and-ligation-for-esophageal-varices
#13
Tomoko Ochiai, Yukiomi Nakade, Rena Kitano, Shunsuke Kato, Kazumasa Sakamoto, Tadahisa Inoue, Yuji Kobayashi, Norimitsu Ishii, Tomohiko Ohashi, Yoshio Sumida, Kiyoaki Ito, Haruhisa Nakao, Chihiro Furuta, Motoki Yano, Masashi Yoneda
Endoscopic variceal sclerotherapy and ligation are standard treatment modalities used for the management of esophageal varices. Reportedly, sclerotherapy and ligation are associated with complications such as hematuria, pulmonary thrombus formation, pleural effusion, renal dysfunction, and esophageal stenosis. However, hemothorax following sclerotherapy and ligation has not yet been reported. We treated a patient who presented with liver cirrhosis and polycythemia vera and later developed hemothorax following the above-mentioned procedures...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033773/laparoscopic-resection-of-a-jejunal-mesenteric-pseudocyst
#14
Takumi Yamabuki, Masato Suzuoki, Tsuzuku Murakami, Satoshi Hirano
An unusual case of a jejunal mesenteric pseudocyst treated by laparoscopic resection is reported. A 44-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital with intermittent upper abdominal pain and diarrhea. Physical examination revealed slight periumbilical tenderness, and no masses were palpable. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed a 4-cm-sized nonenhancing high-density mass with a heterogeneous pattern on a proximal small bowel loop. Based on these findings, a gastrointestinal stromal tumor accompanied by hemorrhagic and cystic change, a mesenteric hematoma, or a desmoid tumor was diagnosed...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033772/intraparenchymal-hemorrhage-due-to-brain-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Rafael Sartori Balbinot, Ana Laura Facco Muscope, Mateus Dal Castel, Silvana Sartori Balbinot, Raul Angelo Balbinot, Jonathan Soldera
Although extrahepatic metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are present in only 5-15% of cases, they are certainly factors associated with poor prognosis. The main sites include lung, lymph nodes, bones, and adrenal glands, in descending order. Metastasis in the central nervous system is extremely rare, and the incidences vary from 0.6 to 1.7%. We report a case of a 54-year-old man previously diagnosed with alcohol-induced cirrhosis of the liver and HCC. The patient was admitted presenting progressive left hemiparesis and headache which started 2 days earlier, with no history of cranioencephalic trauma...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033771/malignant-gastric-outlet-obstruction-from-pancreatic-cancer
#16
Clare McGrath, Adrian Tsang, Harrish Nithianandan, Eric Nguyen, Patrick Bauer, Kristopher Dennis
Patients with advanced-stage pancreatic cancer are typically burdened by many symptoms that impair functioning and worsen quality of life. We report an exceptional case of a 73-year-old woman with T4N1M0 adenocarcinoma of the uncinate process of the pancreas who developed significant gastric outlet obstruction - an uncommon yet potentially life-threatening complication of disease progression. She developed progressive abdominal pain and emesis, and profound dilatation of her stomach was detected on a radiation therapy simulation CT scan that required urgent decompression...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033770/acinar-cell-cystadenocarcinoma-of-the-pancreas
#17
Keita Aoto, Tatsuo Shimura, Yasuhide Kofunato, Ryo Okada, Rei Yashima, Yuichiro Kiko, Seiichi Takenoshita
Acinar cell cystadenocarcinoma is a rare malignant epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas with a diffusely cystic, gross architecture in which the cysts are lined with neoplastic epithelial cells that demonstrate evidence of pancreatic exocrine enzyme production. This is the 10th case that has been reported in the literature. A 77-year-old male complaining of left hypochondrial pain was referred to our hospital for treatment of a pancreatic tumor. A huge, honeycomb-structured tumor was detected in the pancreatic tail...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033769/ascending-cholangitis-due-to-heavy-lifting
#18
M J Bakkum, R J L F Loffeld
Gallstone disease is the most common risk factor for cholangitis. In an anatomically normal bile duct system, cholangitis does not occur without the presence of stones. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography with papillotomy and stone extraction is a well-established curative therapy for gallstones in the common bile duct. More important, papillotomy prevents recurrent episodes. The present case report describes a 73-year-old male with recurring cholangitis in a clear bile duct system after previous papillotomy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033768/preoperative-diagnosis-of-intestinal-endometriosis-by-magnifying-colonoscopy-and-target-biopsy
#19
Jun Tomiguchi, Hideaki Miyamoto, Kazutaka Ozono, Ryosuke Gushima, Takashi Shono, Hideaki Naoe, Motohiko Tanaka, Hideo Baba, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Yutaka Sasaki
Endometriosis can affect any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. A preoperative definitive diagnosis of intestinal endometriosis is difficult, because there is no characteristic endoscopic finding and the endoscopic biopsies usually sample insufficient endometrial tissue for pathologic diagnosis. To our knowledge, the magnifying endoscopic features of intestinal mucosal endometriosis have not been well documented. In this study, we report a case of intestinal endometriosis diagnosed preoperatively by magnifying image-enhanced colonoscopy and target biopsy...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033767/hemorrhagic-cholecystitis-in-a-patient-on-maintenance-dialysis
#20
Masayuki Shishida, Masahiro Ikeda, Nozomi Karakuchi, Kosuke Ono, Naofumi Tsukiyama, Manabu Shimomura, Koichi Oishi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Toyota, Seiji Sadamoto, Tadateru Takahashi
The present paper describes a case of hemorrhagic cholecystitis in a patient on maintenance dialysis. The patient presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed swelling of the gallbladder, high- and isodensity contents of the gallbladder, and high-density stone in the gallbladder neck. He was hospitalized for suspected acute cholecystitis. After hospitalization, his levels of total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase increased. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed low-intensity contents expanded to include a wide area from the common bile duct to the cystic duct and gallbladder neck...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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