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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776642/blunt-splenic-injury-during-colonoscopy-is-it-as-rare-as-we-think
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Erin G Andrade, Olubode A Olufajo, Eleanor L Drew, Grant V Bochicchio, Laurie J Punch
BACKGROUND: Post colonoscopy blunt splenic injury (PCBSI) is a rarely reported and poorly recognized event. We analyzed cases of PCBSI managed at our hospital and compared them to existing literature. METHODS: We identified 5 patients admitted with PCBSI through chart review. RESULTS: There were 5 cases of PCBSI identified from April 2016-July 2017. Four of the patients were older than 65 years, three had prior surgeries, and all were women...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770208/case-report-polyarteritis-nodosa-or-complicated-henoch-schonlein-purpura-a-rare-case
#2
Sajad Hasanzadeh, Seyedeh Maryam Alavi, Elahe Masnavi, Maryam Rohani, Saeid Jokar
Background: Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitis that affects medium sized arteries. PAN is a rare disease and requires a high vilgilance for diagnosis. For instance, PAN and Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) have narrowing differential diagnosis. Here, we report a case of PAN. Case presentation : Our patient was a 65 year old woman that came to hospital due to abdominal pain and skin lesion on the right upper and right lower extremities. All rheumatologic tests were negative. A biopsy of the skin lesion was reported as mild hyperkeratosis, slight spongiosis with intact basal layer...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764832/large-bowel-obstruction-in-a-27-year-old-woman-caused-by-a-sigmoid-faecal-bolus
#3
Radford Arran James Smith, Muhammad Abdalkoddus, Robert Bethune
A 27-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 24-hour history of severe left iliac fossa pain associated with vomiting. She reported a history of ovarian cysts and was provisionally diagnosed with a ruptured ovarian cyst and admitted under the obstetrics and gynaecology team for further investigation. 24 hours later, she became haemodynamically unstable with increasing abdominal distention and developed a metabolic acidosis. A CT scan revealed large bowel obstruction (LBO) secondary to a faecal bolus in the sigmoid colon with appearances suggestive of adult-onset Hirschsprung's disease...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761359/ct-colonography-size-reduction-of-submerged-colorectal-polyps-due-to-electronic-cleansing-and-ct-window-settings
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Christian Bräuer, Philippe Lefere, Stefaan Gryspeerdt, Helmut Ringl, Ali Al-Mukhtar, Paul Apfaltrer, Dominik Berzaczy, Barbara Füger, Julia Furtner, Christina Müller-Mang, Matthias Pones, Martina Scharitzer, Ramona Woitek, Anno Graser, Michael Weber, Thomas Mang
OBJECTIVES: To assess whether electronic cleansing (EC) of tagged residue and different computed tomography (CT) windows influence the size of colorectal polyps in CT colonography (CTC). METHODS: A database of 894 colonoscopy-validated CTC datasets of a low-prevalence cohort was retrospectively reviewed to identify patients with polyps ≥6 mm that were entirely submerged in tagged residue. Ten radiologists independently measured the largest diameter of each polyp, two-dimensionally, before and after EC in colon, bone, and soft-tissue-windows, in randomised order...
May 14, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724427/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-colorectal-cancer-screening
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Courtney Moreno, David H Kim, Twyla B Bartel, Brooks D Cash, Kevin J Chang, Barry W Feig, Kathryn J Fowler, Evelyn M Garcia, Avinash R Kambadakone, Drew L Lambert, Angela D Levy, Daniele Marin, Christine M Peterson, Christopher D Scheirey, Martin P Smith, Stefanie Weinstein, Laura R Carucci
This review summarizes the relevant literature regarding colorectal screening with imaging. For individuals at average or moderate risk for colorectal cancer, CT colonography is usually appropriate for colorectal cancer screening. After positive results on a fecal occult blood test or immunohistochemical test, CT colonography is usually appropriate for colorectal cancer detection. For individuals at high risk for colorectal cancer (eg, hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn colitis), optical colonoscopy is preferred because of its ability to obtain biopsies to detect dysplasia...
May 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714651/hypereosinophilic-syndrome-preceding-a-diagnosis-of-b-cell-lymphoma
#6
Arash Samarghandi, Shradha Ahuja, Vishal Jindal, Sorab Gupta, Ilmana Fulger
INTRODUCTION: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare condition characterized by eosinophilia and organ destruction secondary to eosinophilic infiltration. The coexistence of primary B-cell lymphoma and hypereosinophilic syndrome is extremely rare. We present a case of HES that preceded the diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. CASE REPORT: A 70-year-old man presented with a 3-month history of diarrhea and 30-pound weight loss. Complete blood count showed a white blood cell count of 7452/µL with eosinophils of 42% (absolute eosinophil count 3130)...
March 1, 2018: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696582/a-case-of-colonic-varices-complicated-by-alcoholic-cirrhosis-treated-using-balloon-occluded-retrograde-transvenous-obliteration
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Keisuke Matsumoto, Yukinori Imai, Masashi Takano, Manabu Nakazawa, Satsuki Ando, Kayoko Sugawara, Nobuaki Nakayama, Tomoaki Tomiya, Satoshi Mochida
A 44-year-old man with cirrhosis arising from alcohol abuse manifested melena caused by the rupture of esophageal varices. He received endoscopic variceal ligation for the initial hemostasis, followed by endoscopic injection sclerotherapy as an additional consolidation therapy. A CT examination performed at the time of admission revealed collateral veins developing around the ascending colon, in which the feeding and draining vessels were identified as the superior mesenteric vein and the right testicular vein, respectively...
April 25, 2018: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683483/randomized-clinical-trial-of-elective-resection-versus-observation-in-diverticulitis-with-extraluminal-air-or-abscess-initially-managed-conservatively
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K You, R Bendl, C Taut, R Sullivan, M Gachabayov, R Bergamaschi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this RCT was to determine whether elective resection following successful non-operative management of a first episode of acute sigmoid diverticulitis complicated by extraluminal air with or without abscess is superior to observation in terms of recurrence rates. METHODS: This was a single-centre, sequential design RCT. Patients were randomized to elective surgery or observation following non-operative management and colonoscopy. Non-operative management included nil by mouth, intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, CT with intravenous contrast on arrival at hospital, and repeat CT with intravenous and rectal contrast on day 3 in hospital...
April 23, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676706/-a-man-with-abdominal-pain-diarrhoea-and-rectal-bleeding
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A J M Oosterwijk, J W van den Berg, C C van Rossem
A 49-year-old man came to the emergency room with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea and rectal bleeding. Both colonoscopy and CT of the abdomen showed cecocolic intussusception caused by an appendiceal mucocele. An ileocecal resection was performed via a laparoscopic approach and microscopy of the tissue showed a low-grade mucinous neoplasm.
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674364/health-and-prevention-enhancement-h-peace-a-retrospective-population-based-cohort-study-conducted-at-the-seoul-national-university-hospital-gangnam-center-korea
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Changhyun Lee, Eun Kyung Choe, Ji Min Choi, Yunji Hwang, Young Lee, Boram Park, Su Jin Chung, Min-Sun Kwak, Jong-Eun Lee, Joo Sung Kim, Sue Kyung Park, Sang-Heon Cho
PURPOSE: The Health and Prevention Enhancement (H-PEACE) study was designed to investigate the association of diagnostic imaging results, biomarkers and the predisease stage of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as malignancies and metabolic diseases, in an average-risk population in Korea. PARTICIPANTS: This study enrolled a large-scale retrospective cohort at the Healthcare System Gangnam Center, Seoul National University Hospital, from October 2003 to December 2014...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672291/initial-management-of-colonic-diverticular-bleeding-observational-study
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Michiko Wada, Motohiko Kato, Yuichiro Hirai, Yoko Kubosawa, Yukie Sunata, Keiichiro Abe, Tetsu Hirata, Yoshiaki Takada, Shigeo Banno, Yusaku Takatori, Satoshi Kinoshita, Hideki Mori, Kaoru Takabayashi, Miho Kikuchi, Masahiro Kikuchi, Masayuki Suzuki, Takanori Kanai, Toshio Uraoka
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although colonic diverticular bleeding (CDB) often ceases spontaneously, re-bleeding occurs in about 30%. Bleeding diverticulum can be treated directly by endoscopic hemostasis; however, it is difficult to perform colonoscopy in all cases with limited medical resource and certain risks. The aim of this study was to clarify who should undergo colonoscopy as well as appropriate methods of initial management in CDB patients. METHODS: A total of 285 patients who were diagnosed as CDB and underwent colonoscopy from March 2004 to October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
April 19, 2018: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667892/ct-colonography-performance-for-the-detection-of-polyps-and-cancer-in-adults-%C3%A2-65-years-old-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Perry J Pickhardt, Loredana Correale, Silvia Delsanto, Daniele Regge, Cesare Hassan
OBJECTIVE: We sought to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of published CT colonography (CTC) studies assessing lesion detection in senior-age (≥ 65 years old) cohorts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of CTC studies published between January 1994 and August 2017 containing data on senior-age adults. The primary endpoint was the CTC-positive rate for large colorectal polyps (≥ 10 mm) and masses. Secondary endpoints included lesions ≥ 6 mm, proven advanced neoplasia, and colorectal cancer (CRC)...
April 18, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663068/prevalence-of-colorectal-cancer-in-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis-and-the-role-of-the-interval-colonoscopy
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Yock Teck Nicholas Soh, Kai Ann Daryl Chia, Nan Zun Teo, Jian Ming Calvin Ong, Ramesh Wijaya
PURPOSE: Although computed tomography (CT) is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosing colonic diverticulitis today, there remains a risk of colorectal cancer mimicking diverticulitis due to overlapping imaging features. Current practice guidelines recommend interval colonoscopy after diverticulitis to exclude occult malignancy. Some authors have suggested that this may be unnecessary in patients with uncomplicated diverticulitis. The aim of our study was to examine the prevalence of occult colorectal cancer in patients with CT-proven acute uncomplicated diverticulitis in an Asian population...
April 16, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650915/-a-case-of-primary-duodenal-cancer-with-duodenocolic-fistula-treated-with-pancreatoduodenectomy-and-right-hemicolectomy
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Hideo Ota, Shigekazu Yokoyama, Eri Tanaka, Shigeto Nakai, Nobuo Takiguchi, Shoko Honda, Ryohei Yukimoto, Shinji Tokuyama, Akina Saito, Tomohira Takeoka, Hiroshi Matsuno, Ken Konishi, Kazuyuki Okada, Mutsumi Fukunaga, Kenji Kobayashi
A patient was 59-year-old female. She presented our hospital with weight loss, anorexia and lower abdominal bloating. Abdominal computed tomography(CT), gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy and duodenal fistulagram showed duodenal cancer or colon cancer with duodenocolic fistula and ovary metastasis. She underwent subtotal stomach preserving pancreatoduodenectomy and right hemicolectomy. In these pathological findings, tumor was diagnosed as a duodenal cancer with duodenocolic fistula. She was surviving 12 months after the last surgery...
March 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650846/-two-stage-radical-resection-of-a-case-of-colon-cancer-with-abdominal-wall-invasion-and-cholangiocarcinoma
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Takashi Sugimoto, Hidenori Kiyochi, Yohei Hosoda, Izumi Komoto, Yu Sasaki, Kazuhiro Nishiyama, Hokahiro Katayama, Nobuko Ogura, Shoji Tsunekawa, Yoshiro Taki, Mizuho Akahane, Teruyoshi Aoyama, Hiroko Matsumoto, Shoji Takami, Jun Kawai
A woman in her 50s was admitted to our hospital with fever and lower abdominal swelling. Abdominal CT/MRI examinations revealed irregular thickening of the transverse colon wall, which was attached to a subcutaneous abscess. An abdominal wall mass, a patent urachus, and a tumor in the 5th segment of the liver were also noted. Colonoscopy revealed type 2 advanced transverse colon cancer. The solitary, sessile tumor was observed at the apex of the bladder under cystoscopy, suggesting the formation of the urachal carcinoma...
April 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649196/diagnosis-of-abdominal-tuberculosis-in-christchurch-new-zealand-a-case-series
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James Bevin, Simon Dalton, Chris Wakeman, Will Perry
AIM: Abdominal tuberculosis presents with non-specific symptoms, including generalised abdominal pain. Prompt and accurate diagnosis is critical to improving outcomes and avoiding complications. We conducted a retrospective review of cases of abdominal tuberculosis presenting to Christchurch Hospital to explore the epidemiology, clinical features and diagnostic modalities used. METHOD: Cases were identified by searching for relevant ICD discharge codes from January 1996 to January 2016...
April 13, 2018: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644509/applications-of-colon-capsule-endoscopy
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REVIEW
Shabana F Pasha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This is a review of colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) with a focus on its recent developments, technological improvements, and current and potential future indications. RECENT FINDINGS: Based on the current literature, CCE II demonstrates comparable polyp detection rates as optical colonoscopy and CT colonography, and improved cost-effectiveness. The main limitation to patient acceptance is the requirement of a rigorous bowel preparation. Preliminary studies show good correlation between CCE and optical colonoscopy for assessment of colonic disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...
April 12, 2018: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644042/laparoscopic-approach-to-non-communicating-intestinal-duplication-cyst-in-adult
#18
Jorge F Tufiño, Darwin S Espin, Miguel A Moyon, Fernando X Moyon, Jaime M Cevallos, Lenin J Guzmán, Gabriel A Molina
Intestinal duplication is rare congenital pathology generally diagnosed in infancy or early childhood. Presentation in adults is extremely rare. We present a case of a 36-year-old otherwise healthy female patient without any past medical history. She presented with a month of lower abdominal pain, clinical examination revealed pain and a palpable mass in the lower abdomen. CT scan confirmed a cystic mass dependent of the cecum wall and colonoscopy showed an extrinsic compression of the lateral wall of the ascending colon...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604532/preoperative-radiologic-patent-blue-localization-for-intracorporeal-laparoscopic-resection-of-a-terminal-ileal-submucosal-lipoma-a-case-report
#19
Hsin-Yi Wu, Song-Fong Huang, Kuang-Tse Pan, Ming-Chin Yu
BACKGROUND: Ileal submucosal lipomas are rare cases and surgical intervention was necessary in case of abdominal pain and intussusception. Laparoscopic resection may be difficult for the intraluminal submucosal lesion. Herein, we report a case of terminal ileal submucosal lipoma resected by radiologic-assisted laparoscopic surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: The 31-year-old female was admitted for intermittent abdominal pain. The colonoscopy showed a 1.5 cm diameter subepithelial lesion in terminal ileum and computed tomography showed a hypodense lesion in distal ileum...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29592983/rare-cause-of-fever-of-unknown-origin-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
#20
Manjunath Havalappa Dodamani, Rajiv Ranjan Kumar, Mayur Parkhi, Rajendar Basher
A 44-year-old man presented with fever (low to high grade) for 2-month duration despite treatment with oral antibiotics and antipyretics. Further, enquiry did not yield any potentially explanatory clues to a diagnosis. Physical examination revealed only left axillary lymphadenopathy, but was otherwise unremarkable. A number of diagnosis included tuberculosis, malignancy, lymphoma, connective disease disorder and infective endocarditis. Further evaluation revealed severe anaemia due to iron deficiency which was supported with blood transfusion and oral iron supplementation...
March 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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