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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078148/colonoscopic-splenic-injury-a-simplified-radiologic-approach
#1
Tara Chen, Qiu Tong, Alexander Kurchin
Colonoscopy is a commonly performed procedure for diagnosis and treatment of large bowel diseases. Recognized complications include bleeding and perforation. Splenic injury during colonoscopy is a rare complication. We report a case of a 73-year-old woman who presented with left-sided abdominal pain after colonoscopy with finding of splenic injury on CT scan. She was managed conservatively. We discuss the diagnostic and therapeutic approach to colonoscopic splenic injury.
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053793/severe-erosive-pill-esophagitis-induced-by-crizotinib-therapy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Patrick Jung, Kyle J Fortinsky, Zane R Gallinger, Piero Tartaro
Previous case reports have described esophagitis thought to be secondary to crizotinib, an oral tyrosine-kinase inhibitor used in the treatment of anaplastic lymphoma kinase- (ALK-) positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In those reports, the interval development of esophagitis was between two days and three months after initiating or reinitiating crizotinib therapy. We present a woman who developed ulcerative esophagitis ten months after beginning crizotinib therapy, which is highly unusual. We believe the provoking factor was a change in her medication administration routine, done to accommodate religious practices during the period of Ramadan...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999692/polypoid-dysplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-diagnosis-management-and-very-different-outcomes-in-two-consecutive-cases
#3
Megan Murphy, Christina Tofani, Kunjal Gandhi, Anthony Infantolino
Background. Barrett's esophagus is associated with an increased risk of adenocarcinoma. Dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus is a precursor to adenocarcinoma. Rarely, dysplastic polypoid lesions are superimposed on Barrett's esophagus. Most reported cases of polypoid dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus have been advanced on presentation and treated with esophagectomy. We describe two cases of polypoid changes in Barrett's esophagus and treatment with polypectomy followed by radiofrequency ablation. Cases. A 75 yo male presented with esophageal polyps, which on biopsy showed gastric cardia/foveolar mucosa with focal intestinal metaplasia without dysplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994893/cholecystocolonic-fistulas-from-diverticulosis-a-potentially-missable-cause-of-liver-abscesses
#4
Ben Warner, Terry Wong, Philip Berry
Cholecystocolonic fistulas (CCF) due to colonic diverticulosis are a rare cause of liver abscesses. It is even rarer to simultaneously have choledocholithiasis, another cause for liver abscesses. In this case report, we found both pathologies and emphasise the need to study cholangiograms carefully so as not to miss alternative diagnoses.
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980870/cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-a-case-report-of-cyclic-severe-hyperemesis-and-abdominal-pain-with-long-term-cannabis-use
#5
Julia Hermes-Laufer, Lola Del Puppo, Ihsan Inan, François-Xavier Troillet, Omar Kherad
Introduction. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS) is a rare condition that includes cyclic severe vomiting in subjects who have been consuming large doses of cannabis for several years. One of the major diagnostic criteria is the alleviation of symptoms by hot showers. The syndrome was first described in 2004 and is so far neither completely understood nor well known. The latter leads to continued morbidity in concerned subjects and unnecessary expenses for futile investigations. Standard treatments of vomiting as 5-HT3 or D2-receptor antagonists have been shown to be ineffective in alleviating the symptoms...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980869/diagnostic-colonoscopy-leading-to-perforated-appendicitis-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
#6
Daniel Paramythiotis, Konstantinia Kofina, Vasileios Papadopoulos, Antonios Michalopoulos
Introduction. Intestinal perforation is a known complication after colonoscopy. However, appendiceal involvement with inflammation and perforation is extremely rare and only 37 cases of postcolonoscopy appendicitis have been reported so far. We describe a case of perforated appendicitis 24 hours after colonoscopy that was treated successfully in our Department. Case Report. A 60-year-old female patient underwent a colonoscopy during the investigation of nontypical abdominal pain without pathologic findings...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965903/atypical-aortoesophageal-fistula-with-atypical-and-delayed-presentation-and-negative-imaging-studies
#7
Seifeldin Hakim, Mihajlo Gjeorgjievski, Lohit Garg, Molly Orosey, Tusar Desai
A 59-year-old man with past medical history of thoracic aortic aneurysm treated with thoracic endovascular aortic repair presented with melena for 2 weeks. Initial EGD did not reveal the source of bleeding and showed normal esophagus; abdominal arteriogram did not reveal a fistulous communication and initial CTA showed normal position of the aortic graft stent without endoleak. The sixth EGD revealed a submucosal tumor-like projection in the upper esophagus and stigmata of recent bleeding. Another thoracic endovascular aortic repair with stent was placed over the old graft for presumed aortoesophageal fistula...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957356/pneumomediastinum-secondary-to-barotrauma-after-recreational-nitrous-oxide-inhalation
#8
H Jeddy, Farhan Rashid, H Bhutta, B Lorenzi, A Charalabopoulos
We present a case of a seventeen-year-old patient, admitted in the care of the surgical team following inhalation of nitrous oxide at high pressure, leading to extensive pneumomediastinum and surgical emphysema. We discuss the subsequent investigations and management for this patient. In the absence of history of airway injury and respiratory problems including asthma and with no oesophageal perforation on investigations, the diagnostic and management challenges encountered have been discussed which will help in future management of similar cases...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957355/a-case-of-chronic-calcific-nonalcoholic-pancreatitis
#9
Aaron Kangas-Dick, Umair Khan, Oluwafunbi Awoniyi, Shanza Waqar, Nu Nwe Tun, Karthikeyan Viswanathan, Cynthia Wong
Tropical Calcific Pancreatitis (TCP) is a type of chronic calcific nonalcoholic pancreatitis. Similar to nonalcoholic chronic pancreatitis, it presents in the second and third decades of life; however this type is reported mostly in the developing tropical and subtropical countries. It is associated with the formation of pancreatic calculi and a high probability of developing insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. Epidemiologic studies have shown that these patients have an increased risk of developing pancreatic carcinoma...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957354/breast-cancer-metastasis-to-the-stomach-that-was-diagnosed-after-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection
#10
Masahide Kita, Masashi Furukawa, Masaya Iwamuro, Keisuke Hori, Yoshiro Kawahara, Naruto Taira, Tomohiro Nogami, Tadahiko Shien, Takehiro Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Doihara, Hiroyuki Okada
A 52-year-old woman presented with stage IIB primary breast cancer (cT2N1M0), which was treated using neoadjuvant chemotherapy (epirubicin, cyclophosphamide, and paclitaxel). However, the tumor persisted in patchy areas; therefore, we performed modified radical mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection. Routine endoscopy at 8 months revealed a depressed lesion on the gastric angle's greater curvature, and histology revealed signet ring cell proliferation. We performed endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastric cancer, although immunohistochemistry revealed that the tumor was positive for estrogen receptor, mammaglobin, and gross cystic disease fluid protein-15 (E-cadherin-negative)...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891266/a-silent-and-chronic-complication-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-tube-small-bowel-enterocutaneous-fistula
#11
Sai Wah Cheung
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) has gradually gained the popularity since its invention and become the most preferred method for gastrostomy insertion in recent years. PEG is associated with lower morbidity and mortality and has the advantages of being minimally invasive and more convenient over the conventional open gastrostomy. However, significant rates of major complication still occur. Enterocutaneous fistula is one of the key complications that can be easily neglected due to its asymptomatic nature...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891265/a-unique-case-of-pancreatic-mass-due-to-pancreatic-elastofibromatosis
#12
Abhinav Goyal, Deepanshu Jain, Ishfaq Bhat, Shailender Singh
Elastofibroma is a benign tumor of the musculoskeletal system characterized by the abnormal accumulation of elastinophilic fibers. It has been classically described for subscapular region but has been reported in several musculoskeletal sites over the years and rarely even in the GI tract but never in pancreas. We therefore present the case of a 45-year-old female who presented with intermittent abdominal pain. CT of abdomen revealed 1.4 cm pancreatic neck lesion without peripancreatic lymphadenopathy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) guided FNA was nondiagnostic...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885346/association-between-oesophageal-diverticula-and-leiomyomas-a-report-of-two-cases
#13
Muhammad Chowdhry, Christina Spyratou, Bruno Lorenzi, Sritharan Kadirkamanathan, Alexandros Charalabopoulos
We report two rare cases of female patients presenting with oesophageal leiomyoma associated with oesophageal diverticulum, both of whom were surgically managed. Oesophageal leiomyoma and oesophageal diverticulum are uncommon as separate entities and rare as combined disease presentation. Clinicians need to be aware of the rare combination of the two entities and need to be able to exclude the presence of a tumour (benign or malignant) within a diverticulum and so plan the optimum treatment. Herein, we present two cases of oesophageal leiomyoma within oesophageal diverticulum and we try to elucidate the association between the two...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847657/rare-case-of-an-epithelial-cyst-in-an-intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-treated-by-robot-assisted-spleen-preserving-distal-pancreatectomy
#14
Willemijn P M van Dijck, Vincent P Groot, Lodewijk A A Brosens, Jeroen Hagendoorn, Inne H M Borel Rinkes, Maarten S van Leeuwen, I Quintus Molenaar
Epithelial cyst in an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIPAS) is exceedingly rare with only 57 cases reported since the first publication in 1980. Comprehensive clinical and diagnostic features remain to be clarified. We present a case of ECIPAS in a 21-year-old Philippine woman who was admitted with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. A cystic lesion in the pancreatic tail was discovered and evaluated by computed tomography and magnetic resonance images. Based on clinical and radiological features a solid pseudopapillary neoplasm was suspected...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847656/an-unusual-suspect-lymphoepithelial-cyst-of-the-pancreas
#15
Abimbola Adike, Jennifer L Horsley-Silva, Neha Deval, Christopher R Conley, Dora M Lam-Himlin, Cuong C Nguyen
Lymphoepithelial cysts (LECs) of the pancreas are benign, rare pancreatic cysts that are found predominantly in men. These cysts can present as a diagnostic conundrum given their rarity and difficulty of distinguishing these cysts from those with malignant potential. We present an incidental case of a LEC in a middle-aged man.
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843656/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-caused-by-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma
#16
O Telci Caklili, H H Mutlu, Y Colak, E Ozturk, D Kosemetin Dover, I Tuncer
Massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a life-threatening emergency which needs urgent intervention. Hematological malignancies are very rare causes of this type of bleeding and they usually originate from duodenum. In this case we present a gastric diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) causing massive upper gastrointestinal system bleeding. A 77-year-old male patient was admitted to emergency clinic with hematemesis and hematochezia. In physical examination patient was pale and sweaty; his vitals were unstable with a heart rate of 110 per minute and a blood pressure of 90/50 mmHg...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830096/hemorrhage-from-extra-antral-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-in-a-patient-with-duodenal-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa
#17
John Gubatan, Nathan Raines, Hasan Khosravi, Tracy L Challies, Tyler M Berzin
Gastric antral vascular ectasias (GAVE) have been increasingly recognized as an uncommon cause of chronic gastrointestinal bleeding and anemia, although their underlying pathogenesis is not completely well understood. Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) has been reported to occur at various sites along the gastrointestinal tract and although relatively common, it is often asymptomatic. We report a case of a 60-year-old woman with a prior history of GAVE who developed melena and symptomatic anemia during her hospitalization following cardiac catheterization...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812393/primary-histoplasma-capsulatum-enterocolitis-mimicking-peptic-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#18
Rahman Nakshabendi, Andrew C Berry, Daisy Torres-Miranda, Francis Daniel LaBarbera, Ozdemir Kanar, Ahmad Nakshabandi, Imad Nakshabendi
In immunocompromised patients, histoplasmosis may present as disseminated disease. We present a 52-year-old Caucasian male with symptoms of dyspepsia, postprandial epigastric pain, nausea, and nonbloody diarrhea. Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies were suspicious for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); however, biopsies were consistent with histoplasmosis, specifically in the duodenum.
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812392/periesophageal-pseudoaneurysms-rare-cause-of-refractory-bleeding-treated-with-transarterial-embolization
#19
Divyanshoo R Kohli, Rachit D Shah, Daniel J Komorowski, George B Smallfield
A 43-year-old female with history of systemic lupus erythematosus, prior cytomegalovirus esophagitis treated with ganciclovir, and long segment Barrett's esophagus (Prague class C8 M9) with high grade dysplasia treated with radiofrequency ablation presented to the hospital with hematemesis. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed multiple esophageal ulcers with active arterial spurting which could not be controlled with endoscopic interventions including placement of hemostatic clips. An emergent angiogram demonstrated actively bleeding saccular dilations (pseudoaneurysms) in the esophageal branches of the lower thoracic aorta as well as left gastric artery for which gelfoam and coil embolization was initially successful...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812391/use-of-aldosterone-antagonist-to-treat-diarrhea-and-hypokalemia-of-ogilvie-s-syndrome
#20
Pradhum Ram, Abhinav Goyal, Marvin Lu, Joshua Sloan, William McElhaugh
Ogilvie's syndrome (OS) is a functional obstruction of the bowel due to an autonomic imbalance. It often presents with diarrhea and is associated with hypokalemia. We present a case of a 70-year-old male who developed severe abdominal distension, watery diarrhea, and persistent hypokalemia status after left hip arthroplasty after suffering from a femoral neck fracture due to a fall and was diagnosed with OS. The persistent hypokalemia was slow to improve despite aggressive repletion because of the high potassium losses in the stool...
2016: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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