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S Shreshtha
A 70 year old lady presented to surgery emergency with small bowel obstruction without any obvious etiology. On exploration she was found to have an obstructed obturator hernia, which is a rare pelvic hernia with an incidence of 0.07-1.4% of all intra-abdominal hernias. Diagnosis is often delayed until laparotomy for bowel obstruction. Strangulation is frequent and mortality remains high (25%). Early diagnosis and surgical treatment contributes greatly to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates. A variety of techniques have been described, however surgical repair has not been standardized...
October 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Matteo Bonatti, Norberto Vezzali, Antonio Frena, Giampietro Bonatti
Incisional hernia represents a rare complication after ventriculoperitoneal shunt positioning due to failure of the fascial suture in the site of abdominal entrance of ventriculoperitoneal catheter. Clinical presentation can be extremely variable, according to patient's performance status, herniated material constitution (i.e. mesenteric fat, bowel loops or both) and complication occurrence (e.g. strangulation or intestinal obstruction). Early diagnosis is fundamental in order to surgically repair the defect and prevent further complications...
June 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Ahmad S Ashrafi, Michael J Horkoff, Waleed M Mohammad, Shaheer Tadros, Sudhir Sundaresan
INTRODUCTION: Boerhaave's syndrome is defined as the spontaneous perforation of the esophagus. Although it has been reported in association with different gastrointestinal pathologies, there are no previous reports in association with an incarcerated inguinal hernia containing ischemic small bowel. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present an unusual case of a gentleman who presented with severe chest pain after a 24-h period of emesis. He was found to have developed an esophageal perforation presumed secondary to an incarcerated inguinal hernia causing small bowel obstruction...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
William R Mook, Joshua A Greenspoon, Peter J Millett
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are a significant cause of shoulder morbidity. Surgical techniques for repair have evolved to optimize the biologic and mechanical variables critical to tendon healing. Double-row repairs have demonstrated superior biomechanical advantages to a single-row. METHODS: The preferred technique for rotator cuff repair of the senior author was reviewed and described in a step by step fashion. The final construct is a knotless double row transosseous equivalent construct...
2016: Open Orthopaedics Journal
Gregory Nicolas, Tony Kfoury, Rasha Shimlati, Elliott Koury, Maroon Tohme, Elie Gharios, Raja Wakim
BACKGROUND Among the causes of constipation are bands and adhesions that lead to obstructions at different points in the intestinal tract. These can occur as a consequence of healing following surgery or trauma. However, an entity known as congenital band exists where a band is present from birth. Here we report three such cases of adults with symptoms of intestinal obstruction, in whom a congenital band was discovered through exploratory laparoscopy. CASE REPORT All three of these patients presented lacking a history of any abdominal trauma or previous abdominal surgeries, a fact that is often used to exclude an adhesion as a differential...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Nancy A Ryan-Wenger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
Rahman Şenocak, Mustafa Tahir Özer, Şahin Kaymak, Zafer Kılbaş, Armağan Günal, Metin Uyanık, Orhan Kozak
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leaks following intestinal operations may cause devastating effects on patients. Ischemia may also occur at the intestinal walls in the presence of strangulations. In this study, we examined the effects of human recombinant (Hr)-epidermal growth factor (EGF) given at a single intramural dose into the intestinal walls and daily intraperitoneal cavity on ischemia and the healing process of anastomosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixteen male New Zeland white rabbits were randomly divided into four groups (n = 4 in each group)...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Nele Loret, Marieke De Visschere, Luc Berwouts
INTRODUCTION: The exponential increase of bariatric surgery has resulted in a new diagnostic field of postoperative complications. One of the possibly serious complications is trocar site hernia. CASE REPORT: We present a rare case of trocar site hernia, in particular herniation of the blind loop of the jejunojejunostomy in a patient previously operated for laparoscopic gastric bypass. CONCLUSION: In patients with intermittent epigastric pain and regurgitation or nausea after RYGB, the differential diagnosis should include internal herniation and cholecystitis...
August 10, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
Margaret M Monette, Rodney T Harney, Melanie S Morris, Daniel I Chu
INTRODUCTION: One of the most common late complications following stoma construction is prolapse. Although the majority of prolapse can be managed conservatively, surgical revision is required with incarceration/strangulation and in certain cases laparotomy and/or stoma reversal are not appropriate. This report will inform surgeons on safe and effective approaches to revising prolapsed stomas using local techniques. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 58 year old female with an obstructing rectal cancer previously received a diverting transverse loop colostomy...
November 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
Hyocher Kim, Kyungsuk Lee, Kimmo Räsänen
INTRODUCTION: Agriculture is known to be a dangerous industry in Korea, as well as in other countries. According to earlier studies, the root cause of occupational injury can be identified with errors in the various systems of safety, and such identification is helpful for the prevention of occupational injury. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to examine the root causes of cases of agricultural injury in Korea, based on insurance claims and identification of errors in systems of safety...
September 2016: Annals of Agricultural and Environmental Medicine: AAEM
Arielle H Sheftall, Lindsey Asti, Lisa M Horowitz, Adrienne Felts, Cynthia A Fontanella, John V Campo, Jeffrey A Bridge
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Suicide in elementary school-aged children is not well studied, despite a recent increase in the suicide rate among US black children. The objectives of this study were to describe characteristics and precipitating circumstances of suicide in elementary school-aged children relative to early adolescent decedents and identify potential within-group racial differences. METHODS: We analyzed National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) surveillance data capturing suicide deaths from 2003 to 2012 for 17 US states...
September 19, 2016: Pediatrics
Jessica A Naiditch, David T Schindel
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August 21, 2016: Pediatrics and Neonatology
P J Chung, J S Lee, S Tam, A Schwartzman, M O Bernstein, L Dresner, A Alfonso, G Sugiyama
PURPOSE: Anterior abdominal wall hernias are among the most commonly encountered surgical disease. We sought to identify risk factors that are associated with 30-day postoperative mortality following emergent abdominal wall hernia repair using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP) database. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of data from the ACS NSQIP from 2005 to 2010 was performed. Patients were selected using Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Disease 9 Clinical Modification (ICD9) codes for the repair of inguinal, femoral, umbilical, epigastric, ventral, or incisional hernias that were incarcerated, obstructed, strangulated, or gangrenous...
September 16, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
Agustin Sibona, Vinod Gollapalli, Vellore Parithivel, Umashankkar Kannan
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal wall hernias remain as one of the most common problems that the general surgeon has to treat. Although usually straightforward and easy to diagnose by the experienced hands, obstacles appear when contents of the hernia sac include organs. The presence of the appendix inside a femoral hernia (De Garengeot's hernia) is a rare entity which represents multiple challenges, both diagnostic and therapeutic. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of a 36-year-old female patient who originally presented to the ED with abdominal/groin pain and a new onset of right inguinal swelling...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Shigehiro Kojima, Tsuguo Sakamoto, Masayuki Honda, Dal Ho Kim
INTRODUCTION: A transmesosigmoid hernia is defined as small bowel herniation through a complete defect involving both layers of the sigmoid mesentery. Blunt trauma injury to the sigmoid mesocolon has been reported only rarely. We herein report a case of a strangulated transmesosigmoid hernia associated with a history of a fall from a height. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 43-year-old woman presented to our hospital for evaluation of vomiting. She had no history of abdominal surgery but had sustained a complete spinal cord injury and pelvic fracture secondary to a fall from a height 25 years earlier...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kazuhide Matsushima, Kenji Inaba, Ryan Dollbaum, Vincent Cheng, Moazzam Khan, Keith Herr, Aaron Strumwasser, Sabrina Asturias, Evren Dilektasli, Demetrios Demetriades
BACKGROUND: Patients with adhesive small bowel obstruction (ASBO) often develop intraabdominal free fluid (IFF). While IFF is a finding on abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) associated with the need for surgical intervention, many patients with IFF can be still managed non-operatively. A previous study suggested that a higher red blood cell count of IFF is highly predictive of strangulated ASBO. We hypothesized that radiodensity in IFF (Hounsfield unit (HU)) on CT would predict the need for surgical intervention...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Cihad Tatar, İshak Sefa Tüzün, Tamer Karşıdağ, Mehmet Celal Kızılkaya, Erdem Yılmaz
BACKGROUND: Incarcerated inguinal hernia is a commonly encountered urgent surgical condition, and tension-free repair is a well-established method for the treatment of non-complicated cases. However, due to the risk of prosthetic material-related infections, the use of mesh in the repair of strangulated or incarcerated hernia has often been subject to debate. Recent studies have demonstrated that biomaterials represent suitable materials for performing urgent hernia repair. Certain studies recommend mesh repair only for cases where no bowel resection is required; other studies, however, recommend mesh repair for patients requiring bowel resection as well...
July 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
Yusuf Tanrıkulu, Ceren Şen Tanrıkulu, Mehmet Zafer Sabuncuoğlu, Ayetullah Temiz, Furuzan Köktürk, Boran Yalçın
BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI) remains fatal in 50-70% of cases. AMI is recognized as a vascular emergency, requiring rapid and efficient clinical evaluation and treatment. In the present retrospective study, the possible utility of the neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) in the early diagnosis of AMI was explored. The potential use of this ratio to distinguish AMI from non-vascular bowel necrosis (NVBN) was investigated. METHODS: A total of 58 AMI, 62 NVBN, and 62 control patients were enrolled between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2015...
July 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Nobutoshi Horii, Daisuke Morioka, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Yoshiki Sato, Masaru Miura, Mikiko Tanabe
We describe a case of bowel strangulation caused by massive peritoneal adhesion as a result of effective chemotherapy. A 71-year-old man, who had obstructive descending colon cancer with massive peritoneal metastases and, therefore, received palliative surgery consisting of diverting colostomy and sampling of peritoneal nodules, developed bowel strangulation on day 4 of the 2nd course of chemotherapy, including irinotecan, l-leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil. Emergent celiotomy showed a massive intraperitoneal adhesion formed around several intestinal loops, which were not observed at the prior surgery...
October 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
José Ángel Díez Ares, Nuria Peris Tomás, Nuria Estellés Vidagany, Dolores Periáñez Gómez
Asymptomatic giant hiatal hernia comprises a relatively common disease, mostly presented in women with 50 years onwards. The therapeutic approach remains controversial in recent years. Under the latest SAGES`revision, all the symptomatic hernias must be repaired, but the symptomatic hiatal hernia definition isn`t even now established. We present the case os a A 67 - year old woman with an asymptomatic hiatal hernia, that is admitted to our hospital owing to toracic and abdominal pain. This pain was related with food intake for 6 months...
August 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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