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Pelvic infection after hysterectomy

Priscila Carneiro Lima, Julio Teixeira, Guilherme Nogueira Aires, Liliana De Angelo Andrade
Gastric-type adenocarcinoma of the cervix (GAS) is an uncommon and aggressive tumour unrelated to human papillomavirus (HPV) infection with distinctive histological and immunohistochemical characteristics. GAS may be associated with lobular endocervical glandular hyperplasia (LEGH), another unusual lesion. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman with screening cytology 'AGC-Neo' and cervical conisation exhibiting cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 1, extensive LEGH and canal sampling with abundant mucinous cells...
April 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Sara R Till, Daniel M Morgan, Ali A Bazzi, Mark D Pearlman, Zaid Abdelsattar, Darrell A Campbell, Shitanshu Uppal
BACKGROUND: Organisms that are isolated from vaginal cuff infections and pelvic abscesses after hysterectomy frequently include anaerobic vaginal flora. Metronidazole has outstanding coverage against nearly all anaerobic species, which is superior to both cefazolin and second-generation cephalosporins. Cefazolin plus metronidazole has been demonstrated to reduce infectious morbidity compared with either cefazolin or second-generation cephalosporins in other clean-contaminated procedures, which include both as colorectal surgery and cesarean delivery...
March 28, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
K Chang, S Xia, Y G Sun, J F Xin, W B Shen
Objective: To study the clinical effects of liposuction combined with lymphatico-venous anastomosis for treatment of secondary lymphedema of the lower limbs. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed for 49 patients who had undergone liposuction combined with lymphatico-venous anastomosis to treat secondary lymphedema of the lower limbs at Department of Lymph Surgery, Beijing Shijitan Hospital from November 2013 to February 2015.All patients were female aging from 31 to 70 years with median age of (52±10)years...
April 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Ashley L Sawtelle, Nicole P Chappell, Caela R Miller
BACKGROUND: The historic association of Actinomyces israelii infection with intrauterine devices (IUDs) has long been recognized. In recent years, the risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease with a copper or levonorgestrel IUD has been less than 1% in women who are low risk for sexually transmitted infections. IUD-related pelvic infections secondary to actinomyces have largely vanished from contemporary practice. CASE: A 49-year-old using a copper IUD for contraception with poorly controlled type II diabetes mellitus was admitted for suspected tubo-ovarian abscess on the basis of abdominopelvic pain, leukocytosis, and computed tomography findings...
March 2017: Military Medicine
Bora Coskun, Iltac Akkurt, Rıza Dur, Mehmet O Akkurt, Seval Y Ergani, Ozerk T Turan, Bugra Coskun
AIM: To determine risk factors for severe complications during and after cesarean delivery (CD) in placenta previa (PP). METHODS: We reviewed retrospectively collected data from women with PP who underwent CD during a 6-year study period. We identified the complicated group based on the modified WHO near-miss criteria. Complicated and noncomplicated groups were compared considering clinical, laboratory, and sonographic features. RESULTS: Thirty-seven of 256 cases classified as near miss consisting of 14 peripartum hysterectomies, 12 uterine balloon placements, 10 great artery ligations, and four B-lynch suture placement procedures without maternal mortality...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
António Gutierrez Setúbal, João Sequeira Alves, Olga Lavado, Joana Faria
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique of mini laparoscopic adnexectomy or salpingectomy at the time of total laparoscopic hysterectomy DESIGN: Step-by-step video explanation of our technique SETTING: The advantages of laparoscopic surgery have been widely recognised in the past two decades: improved vision, exposure, reduction in operative trauma because of smaller incisions and more gentle tissue´s handling, that result in a faster postoperative recovery. The technology development has allowed the use of smaller caliber instruments while maintaining the high standard surgical performance...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
K Abbink, J C Kortekaas, M P Buise, J Dokter, S M I Kuppens, T H M Hasaart
BACKGROUND: The development of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) after an invasive group A streptococcal (GAS) infection in the postpartum period is a much feared complication. The mortality rate of TSS with necrotizing fasciitis is 30 to 50%. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present the case of a woman with atypical pelvic pain which was the first symptom of toxic shock syndrome as a consequence of a GAS infection. Clinical deterioration necessitated a hysterectomy. Also a fasciotomy was performed as consequence of lower extremity compartment syndrome...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Ido Feferkorn, Meirav Schmidt, Yakir Segev, Ariel Zilberlicht, Ron Auslender, Yoram Abramov
OBJECTIVES: Infected pelvic hematoma is a relatively common complication of vaginal hysterectomy, manifesting with postoperative pain and fever which often necessitate surgical drainage. We aimed to assess the effect of the surgical technique for vaginal cuff closure on the incidence of this complication. STUDY DESIGN: Until March 31, 2010, our surgical protocol for vaginal hysterectomy included complete vaginal cuff closure. After this date, all surgeries were performed using another technique, by which a patent tract was left at the vaginal cuff for drainage of blood, secretions and debris...
November 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Jeong-Yeol Park, Daeyeon Kim, Dae-Shik Suh, Jong-Hyeok Kim, Yong-Man Kim, Young-Tak Kim, Joo-Hyun Nam
OBJECTIVE: To compare long-term survival outcomes and patterns of recurrence of laparoscopic radical hysterectomy (LRH) and open radical hysterectomy (ORH) in early-stage cervical adenocarcinoma. METHODS: The medical records of 293 patients with stage IA2-IIA cervical adenocarcinomas who underwent radical hysterectomy were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: In total, 186 patients underwent LRH and 107 underwent ORH. There was no difference between the two surgery groups in clinicopathologic characteristics...
December 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Cæcilie Krogsgaard Tolstrup, Gunnar Lose, Niels Klarskov
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Uterine prolapse is a common health problem and the number of surgical procedures is increasing. No consensus regarding the surgical strategy for repair of uterine prolapse exists. Vaginal hysterectomy (VH) is the preferred surgical procedure worldwide, but uterus-preserving alternatives including the Manchester procedure (MP) are available. The objective was to evaluate if VH and the MP are equally efficient treatments for uterine prolapse with regard to anatomical and symptomatic outcome, quality of life score, functional outcome, re-operation and conservative re-intervention rate, complications and operative outcomes...
January 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
Salma Rahimi, Peter C Jeppson, Leda Gattoc, Lauren Westermann, Sara Cichowski, Chris Raker, Emily Weber LeBrun, Vivian Sung
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare perioperative complications by route of hysterectomy before and after the introduction of robotic surgery. METHODS: This is an ancillary analysis of a multicenter, retrospective cohort study with historical controls through the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network. Hysterectomies performed for benign conditions were collected prior to introduction of the robot (prerobot) and the year after introduction of the robot (postrobot) at each institution...
September 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
L B Xiang, Y X Tu, T C He, X Pei, X X Shen, W T Yang, X H Wu, H J Yang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of partial pancreatectomy as part of primary cytoreductive surgery in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). METHODS: A total of 8 patients were recruited in this study who underwent partial pancreatectomy during the primary cytoreductive surgeries for advanced EOC in Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center from April 2009 to July 2015. Their clinicopathological characteristics, diameter of metastatic tumors, the scope of cytoreductive surgeries, residual diseases after cytoreductive surgeries, postoperative complications and survival situation were retrospective analyzed...
May 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
Nathan A Keller, Xin Guan, Alicia Wiczulis, Paul Burcher
BACKGROUND: Group A Streptococcus is one of the most morbid infections in modern obstetric practice. Pregnant women are known to have a 20-fold increased risk of invasive Group A Streptococcus with greatest risk in the first 4 days postpartum. The overwhelming majority of these infections will present with fever, uterine tenderness, or vaginal discharge. A much smaller subset may present to the Emergency Room after initial hospital discharge with much less obvious symptoms. In our case, persistent palpitations with unexplained tachycardia led to improper diagnosis in multiple Emergency Rooms...
2015: BMC Research Notes
Audra Jolyn Hill, Mark D Walters, Cecile A Unger
BACKGROUND: Colpocleisis, a vaginal obliterative procedure, offers women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse an effective, durable anatomic repair and is associated with high patient satisfaction rates. Historically, colpocleisis was reserved for the medically frail or elderly with the goal of limiting anesthetic exposure, decreasing operative time, and minimizing adverse events. Several colpocleisis and colpectomy procedures exist and limited evaluation has been performed comparing these differences in regards to perioperative adverse events...
April 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Masato Tamate, Motoki Matsuura, Shutaro Habata, Yushi Akashi, Ryoichi Tanaka, Shinichi Ishioka, Toshiaki Endo, Tsuyoshi Saito
INTRODUCTION: Placenta percreta is associated with maternal morbidity and mortality. A hysterectomy is often needed to control the bleeding in such cases. However, it has been advocated that placenta percreta be managed conservatively to avoid massive pelvic bleeding and to preserve the patient's fertility. Here, we present a case of placenta percreta diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging, and treated with systemic administration of methotrexate. CASE PRESENTATION: A 27-year-old nulliparous Japanese woman at 39 gestational weeks had an uncomplicated vaginal delivery of a 3244-g infant...
2015: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Paula Norinho de Oliveira, Nicolas Bourdel, Benoit Rabischong, Michel Canis, Revaz Botchorishvili
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To show that in selected cases laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy can be used for the treatment of recurrent pelvic organ prolapse after vaginal mesh surgery. METHODS: Step-by-step examination of the technique using an educative video. Institutional review board approval was obtained. SETTING: The authors describe two clinical cases of treatment of recurrent pelvic organ prolapse, after a vaginal mesh surgery, using laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy...
February 1, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Suzanne Forsyth Herling, Maria Cecilie Havemann, Connie Palle, Ann Merete Møller, Thordis Thomsen
INTRODUCTION: Robotic surgery is increasingly used in the management of endometrial cancer; and although it is known that minimally invasive surgery reduces post-operative morbidity, the outcomes of this novel treatment should be monitored carefully. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of complications according to the Clavien-Dindo scale after robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy (RALH) for early-stage endometrial cancer and atypical complex hyperplasia. The Clavien-Dindo scale grades the severity of complications...
August 2015: Danish Medical Journal
Mary R Kwaan, Genevieve B Melton, Robert D Madoff, Jeffrey G Chipman
BACKGROUND: Determining predictors of surgical site infection (SSI) in a large cohort is important for the design of accurate SSI surveillance programs. We hypothesized that additional organ resection and pelvic exenterative procedures are associated independently with a higher risk of SSI. METHODS: Patients in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program® (ACS NSQIP®; American College of Surgeons, Chicago, IL) database (2005-2012) were identified (n=112,282)...
December 2015: Surgical Infections
Z Qi, Y Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer case supervened with chylous ascites after extensive hysterectomy is rarely reported, and is very difficult to deal with. CASE: A 40-year-old female patient complained of a small amount of vaginal bleeding after intercourse over the past seven years, and then was diagnosed as cervical squamous cell carcinoma IIa, with moderate anemia and leucopenia. The patient underwent radiotherapy and was given leucogen and iron dextran to elevate blood leukocyte at the same time...
2015: European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Kristian Jäckel, Thomas Braschler, Wolfram Jochum, Tanja Hülder, Beat Knechtle
We report on a typical clinical course of pelvic actinomycosis: initial uncharacteristic discomfort develops into a systemic illness associated with a pelvic mass, which progresses so fast that along with the systemic infection further symptoms can be reduced to its growth rate--tiredness, abdominal pain, micturition deficiency, and leg pain. Distinction between malignancy and pelvic actinomycosis could be made only intraoperative. After hysterectomy and with antibiotics the patient recovered quickly.
May 6, 2015: Praxis
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