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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302173/squamous-cell-carcinoma-arising-from-chronic-sacrococcygeal-pilonidal-disease-a-case-report
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Nick Michalopoulos, Konstantinos Sapalidis, Styliani Laskou, Evangelia Triantafyllou, Georgia Raptou, Isaak Kesisoglou
BACKGROUND: Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease is a chronic, well-recognized entity, characterized by the recurrent formation of an abscess or draining sinus over the sacrococcygeal area. It is one of the most common surgical problems. Rarely, chronic inflammation and recurrent disease leads to malignant transformation, most commonly to squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an extremely unusual case of SCC developing in a 60-year-old patient with a chronic pilonidal sinus complicated by an anal fistula...
March 17, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282381/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-single-cea-blood-test-in-detecting-colorectal-cancer-recurrence-results-from-the-facs-trial
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Bethany Shinkins, Brian D Nicholson, John Primrose, Rafael Perera, Timothy James, Sian Pugh, David Mant
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of a single CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) blood test in detecting colorectal cancer recurrence. BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone curative resection for primary colorectal cancer are typically followed up with scheduled CEA testing for 5 years. Decisions to investigate further (usually by CT imaging) are based on single test results, reflecting international guidelines. METHODS: A secondary analysis was undertaken of data from the FACS trial (two arms included CEA testing)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275025/hepatocolic-fistula-a-rare-presentation-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#3
Aeden Bernice G Timbol, Karen Anjela M Mondragon, Virgilio P Banez
A 58-year-old man was admitted due to a 4-month history of colicky right upper quadrant pain, intermittent fever, anorexia and weight loss. A contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen showed an encapsulated, peripherally enhancing focus occupying the right liver lobe exhibiting capsular rupture and extension to the walls of the hepatic flexure. He immediately underwent emergency ultrasound-guided percutaneous catheter drainage and cultures of the purulent fluid later revealed Escherichia coli A colonoscopy was then performed which showed a pinpoint opening with draining pus at the hepatic flexure...
March 8, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270878/sclerosing-mesenteritis-multidisciplinary-collaboration-is-essential-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Huan He, Min Zhi, Min Zhang, Mingli Su, Huangwei Chen, Liang Kang, Yan Huang, Zhiyang Zhou, Xiang Gao, Jianping Wang, Pinjin Hu
Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is an extremely rare disease characterized by chronic non-specific inflammation, fat necrosis and fibrosis of the mesentery. We presented a 77-year-old man with progressive dyschezia, abdominal pain and mass in left lower quadrant. Computed tomography (CT) exhibited a thickened mesentery, enlarged lymph nodes and strand-like densities around the mesenteric vessels. However, laboratory investigation, colonoscopy and positron emission tomography did not provide any specific results for diagnosis...
February 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256902/the-role-of-colonoscopy-and-ct-colonography-in-patients-presenting-with-symptoms-of-constipation
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Kumaran Ratnasingham, Tammy Lo, Karim Jamal, Lavanya Varatharajan, Yasmin Tabbakh, Hussein Kaderbhai, Nicholas J West
OBJECTIVES: There is controversy whether constipation as a primary presenting complaint is an indication for diagnostic colonoscopy. Computed tomographic colonography (CTC) is a less invasive and more acceptable alternative. We compared the completion and sensitivity of colonoscopy with CTC in patients who presented with the primary symptom of constipation. METHOD: A retrospective study was conducted which examined the first 100 colonoscopies and 100 CTCs carried out for the primary symptom of constipation from June 2012 to December 2013...
March 3, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228152/cardiac-metastasis-from-colon-cancer-effectively-treated-with-5-fluorouracil-leucovorin-and-oxaliplatin-modified-folfox6-plus-panitumumab-a-case-report
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Yoshiki Tsujii, Yoshito Hayashi, Akira Maekawa, Tetsuji Fujinaga, Kengo Nagai, Shunsuke Yoshii, Akihiko Sakatani, Satoshi Hiyama, Shinichiro Shinzaki, Hideki Iijima, Tetsuo Takehara
BACKGROUND: Cardiac metastasis from colorectal cancer is rare. There is little evidence supporting the effectiveness of chemotherapy, and standard therapy for metastatic cardiac tumors has not been established. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old woman presented with a right ventricle tumor that was detected incidentally on screening cardiac ultrasonography. The initial computed tomography (CT) scan showed the cardiac tumor, which was approximately 40 mm in size, and multiple pulmonary nodules...
February 23, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209102/diverticulitis-in-the-young-population%C3%A2-reconsidering-conventional-recommendations
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U Syed, R Companioni, R Bansal, H Alkhawam, A Walfish
BACKGROUND: In the past diverticulitis was believed to be uncommon in the young population. However, there is growing concern suggesting that these patients develop more severe clinical symptoms and may require more frequent intervention. METHOD: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients with diverticulitis in individuals with age less than 40 years over an 8 year period (2007-2015). Diagnosis was confirmed with a CT scan. In addition to age we took into consideration race, gender, anemia (hematocrit< 41), leukocytosis (WBC > 12), BMI and whether it was an initial episode or recurrence...
July 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192848/low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-lamn-3-year-endoscopic-follow-up-underlines-benign-course-of%C3%A2-lamn-type-1
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Thomas Klag, Jan Wehkamp, Hans Bösmüller, Claudius Falch, Jonas Johannink, Nisar P Malek, Andreas Kirschniak, Martin Goetz
Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are neoplastic lesions with potential progression to pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). In most cases, diagnosis is made because of suspected acute appendicitis or incidentally by computed tomography (CT). However, incidental diagnosis during colonoscopy is rare. We present the case of a 63-year-old man with a LAMN type 1 lesion, diagnosed at routine colonoscopy for surveillance of ulcerative colitis. Because in earlier surveillance colonoscopies, this lesion was misinterpreted as fecal polution, for the first time, this case describes retrospectively a 3-year endoscopic follow-up of LAMN type 1, underlining the benign course of these kind of lesions compared to type 2 lesions with submucosal infiltration...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155576/diagnosis-of-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-via-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Umar Darr, Anas Renno, Turki Alkully, Zubair Khan, Abhinav Tiwari, Waleed Zeb, Jenna Purdy, Ali Nawras
INTRODUCTION: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition caused by mucinous adenocarcinoma cancerous cells that produce abundance of mucin or gelatinous ascites. This cancer can cause tissue fibrosis and can impair normal organ function. Diagnosis can involve multiple imaging modalities including CT scan. There have been few cases of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) being used as a means for diagnosis of this condition. Here we report a second case of PMP with a previous history of appendectomy diagnosed with EUS guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy...
February 3, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145777/liver-abscess-secondary-to-an-endoscopic-tattoo-in-the-colon
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Y M Aawsaj, S Kelly, B Slater
Introduction Endoscopic tattooing of colonic lesions has been used safely for their localization. CASE HISTORY We report a 61-year-old female who had left hemicolectomy in 2006 for adenocarcinoma of the left colon (pT3, pN0, M0). Cancer in the transverse colon was discovered during annual colonoscopy surveillance. The lesion was tattooed 5cm proximal to the lesion. Twenty-four days after tattooing, she was admitted to the emergency department with increased levels of inflammatory markers. CT showed an abscess in the left lobe of the liver adjacent to the tattoo site...
February 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133357/-a-case-of-unresectable-advanced-rectal-cancer-with-a-pancreatic-tumor-that-was-successfully-treated-with-folfirinox
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Nobushige Yabe, Shinji Murai, Hiroki Ozawa, Takahiro Yokose, Ippei Oto, Takahisa Yoshikawa, Kenjiro Kitasato, Hirotomo Shimizu, Kenji Kojima, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Yuko Kitagawa
A 72-year-old man was admitted to our hospital department in September 2014 because of a positive fecal occult blood test.Colonoscopy showed a type 2 tumor in half of the AV 15 cm rectosigmoid colon.Histology of the biopsy indicated a moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma, and the RAS gene test found wild type.On CT examination, there were multiple liver lung metastases and a 30mm diameter tumor with pancreatic duct extension to the pancreatic body.A PET-CT examination had a high SUVmax at the same site...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133313/-a-case-of-advanced-rectal-cancer-resulting-in-a-pathologically-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Takayuki Minoji, Kohei Murata, Tomohiro Kitahara, Shu Okamura, Yoichiro Nushijima, Rie Hamano, Tetsu Yanagisawa, Nariaki Fukuchi, Chikara Ebisui, Hideoki Yokouchi, Masakatsu Kinuta, Kazuhito Ohishi
A 61-years-old man was admitted to our hospital because of abdominal pain. Colonoscopy revealed a type 2 tumor in the rectum, which was diagnosed as low differentiated adenocarcinoma. At least 8 abdominal lymph adenopathies were enhanced on contrast-enhanced CT. We diagnosed stage cT3N2H0M0P0, cStage III b. Because of the risk of a poor prognosis, we tried neoadjuvant chemotherapy for the purpose of down staging. A CRT was prevented by Clostridium difficile enteritis, but we completed 80% of the regimen. Laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection was performed after 4 months of chemotherapy...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133300/-a-case-of-undifferentiated-carcinoma-of-the-sigmoid-colon-that-responded-to-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-chemotherapy
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Shingo Toyama, Katsuyoshi Kudoh, Shinobu Ohnuma, Satoko Sato, Naoki Tanaka, Takeshi Aoki, Hirofumi Imoto, Hideaki Karasawa, Kazuhiro Watanabe, Munenori Nagao, Tomoya Abe, Hiroaki Musha, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Takeshi Naitoh, Michiaki Unno
We report a case of a 72-year-old woman who was initially diagnosed with ovarian cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis. Systemic chemotherapy consisting of paclitaxel and carboplatin(TC)was administered. Although a partial response(PR)was achieved after the 4 courses of TC, this regimen was discontinued due to severe adverse events. Ten months after discontinuation of TC, because abdominal CT and colonoscopy showed an intra-tumoral abscess caused by invasion of the tumor to the sigmoid colon, abdominal total hysterectomy, bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy, and a Hartmann's operation were performed to control the disease symptoms...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133297/-a-case-where-rectal-cancer-ileus-caused-perforation-in-the-ascending-colon
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Tomohiko Machida, Masayoshi Kobayashi, Kazuki Sakai, Kunihiko Hiraoka, Takao Ichihara
The patient was a 65-year-old man. He had not defecated for a week in early December 2015, and had noticed abdominal pain and abdominaldistension from 4 days prior. The pain and distension worsened, and the patient was rush transported to our hospital. Via abdominal CT we found free air in the upper abdomen, expansion of the small and large intestines, and notably, significant intestinal tract expansion and a gas reservoir in the ascending colon. We found significant narrowing as well as hypertrophy along the entire circumference of the rectum and suspected gastrointestinal perforation due to rectal cancer ileus...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133217/-right-hemi-colectomy-for-a-metastatic-transverse-colon-tumor-from-breast-cancer-following-bilateral-breast-cancer-resection-a-case-report
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Shu Okamura, Tetsu Yanagisawa, Kazuhito Ohishi, Kohei Murata, Yoichiro Nushijima, Rie Hamano, Nariaki Fukuchi, Chikara Ebisui, Hideoki Yokouchi, Masakatsu Kinuta
We herein report the case of a 75-year-old female patient who underwent 4 surgeries for bilateral breast cancer and its recurrence. When she presented at a clinic with an irritable colon, a fist-sized tumor was palpated in the right upper abdomen at her first medical examination. Abdominal CT scan at the clinic revealed a tumor with a maximum diameter of 10 cm on the right side of the transverse colon and multiple swollen mesenteric lymph nodes. Therefore, the patient was referred to our hospital for surgery...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133091/-two-cases-pancreatic-carcinoma-detected-incidentally-during-treatment-of-acute-abdomen-from-other-causes
#16
Shigeru Fujisaki, Motoi Takashina, Ryouichi Tomita, Kenichi Sakurai, Tadatoshi Takayama
We report 2 cases of pancreatic cancer discovered incidentally in the wake of acute abdomen from other causes. Case 1 is a 67-year-old man who was referred to our hospital in October 2010 for the treatment of an incarcerated right inguinal hernia. The hernia was manually reduced, and mesh plug hernioplasty was scheduled for the next day. A 2.9 cm diameter tumor was detected in the tail of the pancreas on plain CT at the first visit and confirmed on enhanced CT soon after the hernia repair. A follow-up abdominal CT scan approximately 1 month later showed modest enlargement of the tumor to 3...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125785/ct-colonographic-screening-of-patients-with-a-family-history-of-colorectal-cancer-comparison-with-adults-at-average-risk-and-implications-for-guidelines
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Perry J Pickhardt, Ifeanyi Mbah, B Dustin Pooler, Oliver T Chen, J Louis Hinshaw, Jennifer M Weiss, David H Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purposes of this study were to compare rates of lesion detection at CT colonographic (CTC) screening of adults without symptoms who had and who did not have a family history of colorectal cancer according to American Cancer Society guidelines and to consider the clinical implications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 134 months, consecutively registered CTC cohorts of adults without symptoms who had (n = 156; 88 [56.4%] women; 68 [43.6%] men; mean age, 56...
January 26, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100993/cdc-group-eo-4-and-candida-tropicalis-peritonitis-in-a-patient-on-peritoneal-dialysis-after-upper-endoscopy-colonoscopy-and-coil-embolization-of-the-gastroduodenal-artery
#18
Shameek Gayen, Yonah Ziemba, Shikha Jaiswal, Adam Frank, Yasmin Brahmbhatt
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is an excellent form of renal replacement therapy for many patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Over 10,000 patients receive PD in the United States [United States Renal Data System: 2015 USRDS Annual Data Report: Epidemiology of Kidney Disease in the United States, 2015]. PD has superior outcomes compared to hemodialysis in the first 2 years of ESRD [Sinnakirouchenan and Holley: Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 2011;18: 428-432]. However, peritonitis is a known complication and may result in significant morbidity and necessitate transition to hemodialysis, which increases medical costs [Holley and Piraino: Semin Dial 1990;3: 245-248]...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099107/case-238-spontaneous-pneumothorax-secondary-to-intrapulmonary-necrobiotic-rheumatoid-nodule
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Ammar A Chaudhry, Maryam Gul, Abbas A Chaudhry, William Moore
History A 54-year-old white woman with a history of rheumatoid arthritis who was taking glucocorticoids and methotrexate presented to the emergency department in December with worsening shortness of breath and chest heaviness for 1 week. She reported additional symptoms of weakness, headache, and arthralgia primarily involving her bilateral hands, wrist, ankles, and feet. She denied experiencing fevers, syncope or presyncope, focal neurologic deficits, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, or recent trauma...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090187/recurrent-intestinal-obstruction-in-a-patient-with-selective-iga-deficiency
#20
Chee-Kin Hui
A 32 year old woman presented with acute onset of abdominal pain and fever. An urgent computerised tomography (CT) of the whole abdomen showed dilated loop at the terminal ileum in the right lower abdomen with thickening of the wall and oedema. The CT was suggestive of distal small bowel obstruction at the ileum with surrounding wall oedema. Multiple biopsies taken from the terminal ileum and colon on colonoscopy were all unremarkable. She represented one-year later with a recurrence of intestinal obstruction...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
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