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Milan Spasojevic, Anthony B Mariathasan, Mariusz Goscinski, Ebbe B Thorgersen, Arne M Solbakken, Hans-Petter Gullestad, Truls Ryder, Kjersti Flatmark, Stein G Larsen
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy (RT) and subsequent abdominoperineal resection (APR) for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) is associated with significant perineal wound morbidity. The aim of the present study was to investigate if vertical rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (VRAM) flap repair after APR in LARC patients improves perineal wound healing compared with direct perineal wound closure (non-VRAM). METHODS: LARC patients (n = 329) operated with APR between January 2006 and December 2015 after neoadjuvant RT of ≥ 25 Gy were identified, including 260 and 69 patients in the non-VRAM and VRAM groups, respectively...
March 1, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Harunobu Sato, Yoshikazu Koide, Miho Shiota, Masahiro Mizuno, Zenichi Morise, Ichiro Uyama
We reviewed the clinical records of 14 cases who received neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy(CRT)to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the CRT for T4b rectal cancer. The preoperative radiotherapy consisted of 40-50 Gy delivered in fractions of 1.8-2.0 Gy per day, 5 days per week. A treatment with intravenous 5-fluorouracil, or oral tegafur-uracil(UFT)with l-leucovorin, or oral S-1, or capecitabine or intravenous irinotecan with oral S-1, was administered during radiotherapy. One patient died due to pelvic abscess at 69 days after CRT...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Tatsuya Matsumoto, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Mahito Miyamae, Koji Takao, Tomohiko Fukunaga, Eigo Otsuji
A 63-year-old man with bloody stools, anal incompetence, and feeling of fatigue was diagnosed as having a RAS mutanttype rectal cancer with abscess and rectovesical fistula. Computed tomography revealed that the tumor had invaded the seminal vesicle, prostate, and bladder and formed an abscess. In addition, his general condition was poor. Thus, we evaluated the lesion as unresectable. His nutritional status improved, and the infection was controlled after colostomy. Then, we performed chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, Leucovorin, and oxaliplatin(FOLFOX)plus bevacizumab...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
V Jenkins, J Steinke, N Rajendran, D Kumar
Purulent myositis is an acute, intramuscular bacterial infection involving abscess formation most commonly affecting the quadriceps, hamstring and gluteal muscles. We present a case of extensive purulent myositis of the thigh and lower leg caused by bowel perforation below the peritoneal reflection secondary to rectal cancer. Cases of lower limb and perineal purulent myositis should raise suspicion of rectal perforation and should prompt investigations to exclude rectal malignancy.
January 24, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Marta Penna, Roel Hompes, Steve Arnold, Greg Wynn, Ralph Austin, Janindra Warusavitarne, Brendan Moran, George B Hanna, Neil J Mortensen, Paris P Tekkis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence of anastomotic-related morbidity following Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME) and identify independent risk factors for failure. BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak and its sequelae are dreaded complications following gastrointestinal surgery. TaTME is a recent technique for rectal resection, which includes novel anastomotic techniques. METHODS: Prospective study of consecutive reconstructed TaTME cases recorded over 30 months in 107 surgical centers across 29 countries...
January 5, 2018: Annals of Surgery
S Norderval, L Lundby, H Hougaard, S Buntzen, S Weum, L de Weerd
BACKGROUND: Injection of autologous fat is an established method within plastic surgery for soft tissue augmentation. The aim of the present study was to determine whether transperineal fat graft injection could promote healing of anovaginal fistulas. METHODS: The procedures were performed at the University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, and at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, between May 2009 and September 2016. After abdominal liposuction, fat was injected around the fistula tract that was finally transected percutaneously with a sharp cannula and fat injected between the cut parts...
December 28, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
Robin D Blok, Gijsbert D Musters, Wernard A A Borstlap, Christianne J Buskens, Wilhelmus A Bemelman, Pieter J Tanis
BACKGROUND: Perineal wound complications are often encountered following abdominoperineal resection (APR). Filling of the pelvic space by omentoplasty (OP) might prevent these complications, but there is scant evidence to support its routine application. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of OP on perineal wound complications. METHODS: All patients undergoing APR with primary perineal closure (PPC) for non-locally advanced rectal cancer in 71 Dutch centers in 2011 were selected from a cross-sectional snapshot study...
March 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Xubing Zhang, Qingbin Wu, Tao Hu, Chaoyang Gu, Liang Bi, Ziqiang Wang
AIM: This meta-analysis aims at comparing laparoscopic intersphincteric resection (LISR) with conventional open ISR (OISR) for low rectal cancer (LRC) in terms of intraoperative, postoperative, pathological, and survival outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic literature search with no limits was performed in PubMed and Ovid. The last search was performed on May 27, 2017. The outcomes of interests included intraoperative outcomes: operative time and blood loss; postoperative outcomes: hospital day, postoperative hospital day, time to first flatus, time to normal diet, ileus, intra-abdominal abscess, anastomotic leakage, anastomotic stricture, wound infection, pneumonia, urinary complication, morbidity, and mortality; pathological outcomes: lymph node harvested, R0 resection rate, distance of proximal resection margin, distal resection margin and circumferential resection margin (CRM), and positive CRM; survival outcomes: 3-year overall survival (OS), 3-year disease-free survival (DFS), 5-year OS, and 5-year DFS...
February 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Ken Nakajima, Noriyuki Kato, Takashi Hashimoto, Shuji Chino, Takatoshi Higashigawa, Takafumi Ouchi, Toshiya Tokui, Yoichiro Miyake, Hajime Sakuma
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical utility of combination therapy with endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) and abscess drainage for the treatment of infected aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2009 and May 2015, 8 patients underwent combination therapy with EVAR and abscess drainage. There were 5 men and 3 women, with a mean age of 75 years ± 7. Aneurysms were of the thoracic aorta in 5 patients, the abdominal aorta in 2, and the internal iliac artery in 1...
February 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Susan Y Wu, Lauren Boreta, Ashley Wu, Joey P Cheung, J Adam M Cunha, Katsuto Shinohara, Albert J Chang
PURPOSE: Hydrogel spacers have been suggested to limit rectal radiation dose with improvements in clinical outcomes in patients undergoing external beam radiation treatment for prostate cancer. No studies to date have assessed the utility and dosimetric effect of SpaceOAR (Augmenix, Inc, Waltham, MA), the only Food and Drug Administration-approved hydrogel rectal spacer, for high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy. METHODS: Eighteen consecutive patients scheduled for HDR brachytherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer underwent transperineal ultrasound-guided placement of 10 cc of SpaceOAR hydrogel following catheter implantation...
March 2018: Brachytherapy
Alessandro Mussetto, Rosario Arena, Andrea Buzzi, Lorenzo Fuccio, Silvia Dari, Mario Luciano Brancaccio, Omero Triossi
Background: The aim of our study was to test the long-term efficacy of Endo-SPONGE® therapy in a group of patients treated in our center with vacuum-assisted therapy because of anastomotic leakages after colorectal surgery. Methods: Eleven patients [male: 6; mean age: 71 (range: 44-82) years] who had anastomotic leakage treated with Endo-SPONGE® placement were included in the study. Patient records were examined retrospectively. All patients with documented anastomotic leakage on abdominal computed tomography following an anterior resection of the rectum for rectal cancer underwent sigmoidoscopy to determine the extent of the anastomotic defect and the size of the presacral abscess...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
Jillian R Gunther, Awalpreet S Chadha, Ui Sup Shin, In Ja Park, Kiran V Kattepogu, Jonathan D Grant, David C Weksberg, Cathy Eng, Scott E Kopetz, Prajnan Das, Marc E Delclos, Harmeet Kaur, Dipen M Maru, John M Skibber, Miguel A Rodriguez-Bigas, Y Nancy You, Sunil Krishnan, George J Chang
Purpose: Pathologic complete response to neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (CRT) is associated with improved outcomes for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). Increased response rates have been reported with higher radiation doses, but these studies often lack long-term outcome and/or toxicity data. We conducted a case-control analysis of patients with LARC who underwent definitive CRT to determine the efficacy and safety of intensified treatment with a concomitant boost (CB) approach...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
Trevor Wood, Mary-Anne Aarts, Allan Okrainec, Emily Pearsall, J Charles Victor, Marg McKenzie, Ori Rotstein, Robin S McLeod
BACKGROUND: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) guidelines have been widely promoted and supported largely due to several studies showing decreased post-operative complications and length of stay. The objective of this study was to review the emergency room (ER) visits and readmission rates and reasons for both in patients who were part of the Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (iERAS) program for colorectal surgery. METHODS: All patients having elective colorectal surgery at 15 academic hospitals were enrolled in the iERAS program...
February 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Sanne Harsløf, Anders Stouge, Niels Thomassen, Sissel Ravn, Søren Laurberg, Lene Hjerrild Iversen
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate outcome after robot-assisted rectal cancer surgery (RARCS). We focused on conversion rate, postoperative complications, pathological evaluation (adequacy of resection margins), and bowel function (low anterior resection syndrome (LARS)) 1 year after surgery. METHODS: An observational study of prospectively registered patients with data obtained from medical records. Data comprise the initial 208 rectal cancer patients operated with robot-assisted surgery at a single Danish university hospital from October 2011 to October 2014...
December 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Emma Westerduin, Gijsbert D Musters, Anna A W van Geloven, Marinke Westerterp, Erwin van der Harst, Willem A Bemelman, Pieter J Tanis
PURPOSE: Two non-restorative options for low rectal cancer not invading the sphincter are the low Hartmann's procedure (LH) or intersphincteric proctectomy (IP). The aim of this study was to compare postoperative morbidity with emphasis on pelvic abscesses after LH and IP. METHODS: All patients that had LH or IP for low rectal cancer were included in three centres between 2008 and 2014 in this retrospective cohort study. Follow-up was performed for at least 12 months...
November 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Eduardo García-Granero, Francisco Navarro, Carlos Cerdán Santacruz, Matteo Frasson, Alvaro García-Granero, Franco Marinello, Blas Flor-Lorente, Alejandro Espí
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to assess whether the individual surgeon is an independent risk factor for anastomotic leak in double-stapled colorectal anastomosis after left colon and rectal cancer resection. METHODS: This retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database consists of a consecutive series of 800 patients who underwent an elective left colon and rectal resection with a colorectal, double-stapled anastomosis between 1993 and 2009 in a specialized colorectal unit of a tertiary hospital with 7 participating surgeons...
November 2017: Surgery
Soo Young Lee, Chang Hyun Kim, Young Jin Kim, Hyeong Rok Kim
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic stricture following colorectal cancer surgery is not a rare complication, but proper management of anastomotic stricture located close to the anal verge is uncertain. This study aimed to investigate risk factors and management strategies for anastomotic stricture after ultralow anterior resection (ULAR). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a database of patients with rectal cancer who underwent surgery between January 2007 and June 2015, and included patients with an anastomosis within 4 cm from the anal verge...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Antonio Caycedo-Marulanda, Henry Y Jiang, Erica L Kohtakangas
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown the transanal total mesorectal excision (TATME) is emerging as a safe and effective technique for proctectomy. The majority of these studies to date, however, is based on procedures done in centers with teams of two surgeons working simultaneously. Few were performed by single-surgeon teams with sizeable case load. The objective of our study was to identify the feasibility and safety of a single-surgeon TATME. METHODS: Chart review of prospectively collected data on 27 patients who underwent TATME at our institution from June 2015 to September 2016 were included in this study...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
Andre Ignee, Yi Dong, Gudrun Schuessler, Ulrich Baum, Christoph F Dietrich
BACKGROUND: Fusion imaging is an accepted method in abdominal imaging allowing a simultaneous display of reference imaging with a live ultrasound (US) investigation. For prostate cancer, promising results have been published for endorectal US (ERUS)-guided biopsy of suspicious lesions in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To our knowledge, no other indication for the fusion of ERUS with MRI has been reported so far. METHODS: We report on three patients scheduled for ERUS due to anorectal fistulae after treatment (n = 2) or rectal carcinoma (n = 1), which were scheduled for real-time virtual onography (RVS), a method for the fusion of MRI imaging with US...
July 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Jean-Sébastien Trépanier, María Clara Arroyave, Raquel Bravo, Marta Jiménez-Toscano, Francisco B DeLacy, María Fernandez-Hevia, Antonio M Lacy
INTRODUCTION: Restoration of intestinal continuity after Hartmann's procedure is a technically difficult surgery associated with significant morbidity and mortality. This study presents the short-term results of a new approach: a transanal Hartmann's colostomy reversal assisted by laparoscopy. METHOD: This is a retrospective analysis of data collected in one tertiary hospital, from October 2013 to November 2015. RESULTS: During the study period, there were ten cases of transanal Hartmann's reversal...
December 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
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