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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908963/anomalous-mesenteric-vessel-a-rare-etiology-of-intermittent-partial-small-bowel-obstruction
#1
Natasha Hansraj, Shannon M Larabee, Kimberly M Lumpkins
We report a case of an 11-year with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting. Diagnostic laparoscopy during a severe episode demonstrated an anomalous blood vessel incompletely encircling the bowel, leading to transient partial small bowel obstruction. This likely represents a remnant vessel from the omphalomesenteric duct. Recurrent abdominal pain and vomiting in the pediatric population requires careful history and physical exam, and a willingness to entertain unusual diagnoses.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908962/pediatric-traumatic-gallbladder-rupture
#2
W Landon Jackson, Patrick C Bonasso, R Todd Maxson
Blunt abdominal trauma causing gallbladder rupture is exceptionally rare in children. This injury is rare due to the size and anatomical location of the gallbladder, and a rapid diagnosis is often difficult to achieve due to delayed presentation. We report a ruptured gallbladder in an 11-year-old male as a result of blunt abdominal trauma from an all-terrain vehicle accident. Possible gallbladder injury was indicated on computed tomography and patient was successfully managed with cholecystectomy.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908961/foramen-of-winslow-hernia-case-report-of-a-minimally-invasive-approach
#3
Pedro N Brandão, Isabel Mesquita, Mónica Sampaio, Pedro Martins, Jorge Daniel, José Davide
Foramen of Winslow hernias account for 8% of all internal hernias. Their non-specific presentation and often late diagnosis are associated with an estimated mortality of 50%. The use of complementary diagnostic methods facilitates the diagnosis and planning of the therapeutic strategy. Urgent surgery is the appropriate treatment due to the risk of intestinal ischemia, being laparotomy the main form of approach described. Few cases of laparoscopy are referred to in the literature.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908939/l-shaped-mini-sternotomy-combined-with-videoscopic-approach-for-thymoma-with-invasion-of-major-veins
#4
Atsushi Suga, Shunsuke Yamada, Haruka Takeichi, Yusuke Nakamura, Masayuki Iwazaki
It might be possible to remove thymic tumors with minimal invasion of the left brachiocephalic vein (BCV) using an advanced videoscopic technique; simple resection of this vessel can be achieved via such an approach. However, tumor invasion of the superior vena cava or right  BCV requires angioplasty or reconstruction, both of which are difficult to perform in videoscopic procedures. We report a case of invasive thymoma with localized invasion of the great vessels at the junction of the left BCV and superior vena cava...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908938/a-rare-case-of-extensive-cranial-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-synchronously-presenting-as-otitis-externa-and-giant-cell-arteritis
#5
Adnan Darr, Zahir Mughal, Thomas Martin
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare histiocytic disorder of unpredictable clinical course and varied modes of presentation. The spectrum of presentation is wide, ranging from isolated eosinophilic granulomas to multiple lesions and diffuse systemic involvement. We present the case of a 52-year-old man, who presented with an 8-week history of worsening otalgia and superficial temporal tenderness attributed to otitis externa within the community and subsequently giant cell arteritis. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were undertaken due to atypical features, which demonstrated bony destruction within the right greater wing of the sphenoid, squamous part of temporal and mastoid bone, with middle cranial fossa communication...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887024/insulinoma-or-non-insulinoma-pancreatogenous-hypoglycemia-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#6
Blaire Anderson, Jordan Nostedt, Safwat Girgis, Tara Dixon, Veena Agrawal, Edward Wiebe, Peter A Senior, A M James Shapiro
Insulinoma is the most common cause of endogenous hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia in adults. An alternate etiology, non-insulinoma pancreatogenous hypoglycemia (NIPH), is rare. Clinically, NIPH is characterized by postprandial hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, negative 72-h fasts, negative preoperative localization studies for insulinoma and positive selective arterial calcium infusion tests. Histologically, diffuse islet hyperplasia with increased number and size of islet cells is present and confirms the diagnosis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887023/a-case-of-primary-intracardiac-yolk-sac-tumour-with-extracardiac-extension
#7
Moosa Kunhi, Sachin Sanagar, N Jagadeesh, Vadanattathil P Gangadharan, Anand Kumar, Pushpa Mahadevan
Primary cardiac tumour is a rare entity as secondaries in the heart are more common. A 2-year-old child was having repeated respiratory tract infection with poor oral intake and poor activity for 3 months. His symptoms progressed from New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class II to IV. On evaluation he had an intracardiac mass with extracardiac extension. Emergency tumour excision under deep hypothermic circulatory arrest was performed with provisional diagnosis of sarcoma. But Serum markers, histopathological examination and immunohistochemistry confirmed diagnosis of yolk sac tumour...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887022/case-report-successful-open-resection-of-a-symptomatic-giant-liver-haemangioma-during-the-second-trimester-of-pregnancy
#8
Angus Hann, Edoardo Osenda, Jon A Reade, Demetrius Economides, Dinesh Sharma
Liver haemangiomas are consistently reported to be the commonest benign liver tumours and are most often incidental findings in asymptomatic individuals. Large lesions can become symptomatic, spontaneously rupture or result in a consumptive coagulopathy known as Kasabach-Merrit Syndrome. It is believed that the female sex hormones, particularly oestrogen, have an influence on haemangioma development and growth. The optimal management of large haemangiomas during the hyperoestrogenic state of pregnancy is poorly described in the current literature...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887021/an-unusual-presentation-of-a-rare-disease-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-following-abdominal-sepsis
#9
Carly R N Richards, Robert C McMurray, Erik T Criman, Margaret E Clark, Suzanne Gillern
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is an unusual disease of unknown incidence and cause. There are a wide range of associated, predisposing medical causes to include pregnancy, renal failure, immunosuppressive medication administration and hypertension. The diagnosis is made following the radiographic identification of characteristic vasogenic edema in the setting of neurologic impairment. A significant portion of patients will have long-term, if not permanent, sequelae of the disease. We present a patient who developed PRES following a hemicolectomy that was complicated by an anastomotic leak...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887020/gastric-glomus-tumor
#10
Alexandria Papadelis, Collin J Brooks, Renato G Albaran
Gastric glomus tumors are rare, mesenchymal neoplasms, generally described as benign and account for nearly 1% of all gastrointestinal soft tissue tumors. The most common gastrointestinal site of involvement is the stomach, particularly the antrum. Gastric glomus tumors are submucosal tumors that lack specific clinical and endoscopic characteristics, and are often mistaken for the more common gastrointestinal stromal tumors. A 62-year-old Caucasian female presented with shortness of breath and a persistent cough...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887019/first-case-of-penile-metastasis-following-abdominoperineal-resection-with-vram-flap-reconstruction
#11
Andrei A Kozan, Adrian M Smith, David W Ilsley, Nicholas Rhodes
Penile metastases are rare in colorectal cancer. We report the first case of such a recurrence in a patient who had undergone an extralevator abdominoperineal resection with vertical rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap perineal reconstruction. The patient was treated with curative intent by total penectomy.
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887018/case-report-imaging-the-clinical-course-of-fope-a-cause-of-adolescent-knee-pain
#12
Thomas Bochmann, Richard Forrester, Jon Smith
Focal periphyseal oedema (FOPE) is a rare MRI finding associated with pain in adolescent patients with very few reported cases. We present a case of FOPE in a 13-year-old girl and the only follow-up imaging available for an isolated presentation of this condition.This article describes a clinical course that correlates well with the imaging obtained. This article describes a clinical course that correlates well with the imaging obtained.
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887017/massive-seminoma-presenting-with-inguinal-lymph-node-metastases-only
#13
Benjamin C Norton, Ian Robertson, Hui Fan, Rula Najim, Yaman Altal, Ann Sandison, David Hrouda
Seminomatous germ cell tumours characteristically affect men in their second-to-fourth decades, presenting as a testicular mass. Metastases when present are usually seen in para-aortic lymph nodes. These tumours are difficult to diagnose clinically and histologically when the presentation is unusual. We describe a seminoma presenting in a 61-year-old male as an inguinal mass with associated lymphadenopathy resembling lymphoma. Past medical history included ipsilateral cryptorchidism and orchidopexy. The tumour responded well to conventional chemotherapy...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887016/inferior-vena-caval-filter-strut-perforation-causing-intramural-duodenal-haematoma
#14
Zoheb Berry Williams, Nicole M Organ, Stephen Deane
We present a case of intramural duodenal haematoma caused by inferior vena caval (IVC) filter strut perforation requiring innovative open and endovascular retrieval. A 32-year-old woman presents in shock with dull epigastric pain and non-bilious vomiting. She had previously had an IVC filter for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Computed tomography demonstrated strut perforation into the second part of the duodenum, causing intramural haematoma and duodenal obstruction. Laparotomy facilitated evacuation of the duodenal haematoma, while the IVC filter was retrieved by endovascular means...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887015/uncommon-cause-for-ileocolic-fistulation-and-caecal-perforation-following-multiple-magnet-ingestion-in-an-adult
#15
Dave Fok Nam Fung, Venkatesh Shanmugam
Non-accidental ingestion of foreign bodies rarely occurs in adults. We report a case of multiple magnet ingestion in an adult with learning difficulties to highlight the associated abdominal complications. Multiple magnets may not pass through the gastrointestinal tract spontaneously and approach considerations should differ from those who had ingested an isolated magnet or other foreign bodies.
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887014/intra-abdominal-myositis-ossificans-in-an-asymptomatic-patient-during-closure-of-a-hartmann-s-colostomy
#16
Georgios Sahsamanis, Panagiotis Triantafylakis, Konstantinos Gkouzis, Konstantinos Katis, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos
Intra-abdominal myositis ossificans, also known as heterotopic mesenteric ossification, defines the formation of bone-like lesions inside the abdominal cavity. It is a rare medical condition, usually following abdominal surgery or trauma. A 55-year-old male presented for closure of a Hartmann's colostomy, created 6 months ago because of sigmoid adenocarcinoma. Intraoperative findings consisted of an elongated bone-like lesion attached on the peritoneum and protruding inside the abdominal cavity, while two more stiff calcified nodules were found in the mesocolon...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887013/severe-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-with-complete-neurological-and-neuroradiological-recovery-within-a-month-after-surgery
#17
Th Marios, Zevgaridis Dimitrios, Th Theologos, Tsonidis Christos
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is a complex syndrome evolving in the presence of degenerative changes. The choice of care and prognostic factors are controversial. The use of appropriate surgical technique is very important. Posterior approach may be chosen when pathology is present dorsally and/or in the presence of neutral to lordotic alignment. Anterior approach is the golden standard in patients with kyphosis and/or stenosis due to ventral lesions, even with three or more affected levels. A 67-year-old man presented with progressive weakness and clumsiness (mJOA: 5; Nurick: 4)...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887012/epididymal-papillary-cystadenocarcinoma-metastasising-to-the-testis-in-a-patient-with-infertility-managed-with-onco-microtese
#18
Nisha Pindoria, Yurina Miki, Andrea Tay, Ashish Chandra, Christopher Anderson, Evangelos Zacharakis, Majed Shabbir
Papillary cystadenomas of the epididymis are known to occur in association with Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease. The development of a papillary cystadenocarcinoma, its malignant counterpart, is rare with only a few sporadic cases reported in the literature. Metastatic deposits are exceedingly uncommon; in fact, only a single case report has documented metastases to the paraureteral region, but metastases to the testis have never been reported. A 43-year-old gentleman with VHL disease presented with non-obstructive azoospermia, a right epididymal mass, and an atrophic surgically corrected undescended left testis...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887011/large-primary-leiomyoma-causing-progressive-cervical-deformity
#19
Amro Al-Habib, Essam A Elgamal, Saleh Aldhahri, Riyadh Alokaili, Rami AlShamrani, Abdulaziz Abobotain, Khulood AlRaddadi, Hisham Alkhalidi
Leiomyomas are benign smooth tumors that rarely affect the neck area. Complete surgical resection is the treatment of choice. Here, we describe a 13-year-old girl with a large leiomyoma of the neck, which increased in size after incomplete resection. The tumor caused progressive cervical kyphotic deformity, difficulty breathing and severe malnourishment. The tumor was resected successfully in a second surgery, and the patient is stable after 3 years of follow-up. Histopathologically, the tumor was consistent with leiomyoma and showed strong reactivity to specific smooth muscle markers, such as desmin and caldesmon...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887010/technical-note-rapid-large-volume-resuscitation-at-resuscitative-thoracotomy-by-intra-cardiac-catheterization
#20
Shamir O Cawich, Vijay Naraynsingh
An emergency thoracotomy may be life-saving by achieving four goals: (i) releasing cardiac tamponade, (ii) controlling haemorrhage, (iii) allowing access for internal cardiac massage and (iv) clamping the descending aorta to isolate circulation to the upper torso in damage control surgery. We theorize that a new goal should be achieving rapid, large-volume fluid resuscitation and we describe a technique to achieve this.
November 24, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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