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P Apostolopoulos, K A Ekmektzoglou, K Paraskeva, K Dimopoulos, K Paparaskeva, G Alexandrakis
A variant of bile duct carcinoma, intraductal papillary neoplasm of the bile duct (IPNB) is a rare disease mainly found in Eastern Asia which encompasses a spectrum of intraductal papillary growth occurring anywhere along the intrahepatic and/or extrahepatic biliary tree that carries a high potential for malignancy. We report the case of a patient with episodes of recurrent cholangitis that was diagnosed with IPNB, our clinical and diagnostic approach, the radiographic and endoscopic findings, the interventions used, while discussing the therapeutic options...
January 2018: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
You-Long Zhou, Gang Chen, Dao-Chi Bi, Xing Chen
BACKGROUND: In the last decades, full-endoscopic techniques to treat lumbar disc herniation (LDH) have gained popularity in clinical practice. However, few studies have described the safety and efficacy of percutaneous transforaminal endoscopic discectomy (PTED) in treating younger patients with LDH. This study aims to evaluate the preliminary surgical outcome and complication of PTED in treating younger patients with LDH. METHODS: Between June 2012 and June 2016, 72 young patients (< 45 years old) who underwent PTED for single-level LDH were prospectively followed up...
March 20, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
Ahmad Rezaeian
Objective Hyposmia is a sensorial disorder in which patients have a reduced sense of smell. However, there are no effective regimens for the management of this disorder. Therefore, the aim of this study is to evaluate the therapeutic effect of intranasal insulin on olfactory recovery in patients with hyposmia. Study Design This is a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Setting Intervention. Subjects and Methods This study was administered on 38 patients with hyposmia according to the inclusion and exclusion criteria...
March 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Katherine E Hicks, Kathleen R Billings, Chad A Purnell, John M Carter, Bharat Bhushan, Arun K Gosain, Dana M Thompson, Jeffrey C Rastatter
PURPOSE: Airway management in neonates with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) can be challenging. The goal was to describe the algorithm developed by the authors over the past 8 years. METHODS: A retrospective case series analyzing airway management in neonates with PRS admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit at a tertiary care pediatric hospital was performed. The utility of the proposed algorithm for airway management incorporating more consistent use of polysomnography (PSG), and airway assessment was assessed...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, James Shields, Joseph J Gemmete, Anthony Hage, Ravi N Srinivasa
Enteral access is one of the most common procedures performed in abdominal and interventional radiology. The surgical anatomy of the postoperative stomach may, however, make enteral access challenging. This report describes a patient with a pancreaticoduodenectomy complicated by a gastrojejunostomy leak who underwent 2 unsuccessful transoral endoscopic nasojejunal tube placements and 2 failed percutaneous gastrojejunostomy tube placements. Eventually, a gastrojejunostomy tube was placed utilizing percutaneous techniques with fluoroscopy assistance and gastrojejunoscopy guidance...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Nishant Patel, Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
Biliary interventions are commonplace in interventional radiology. Occasionally, an anastomotic occlusion is encountered that cannot be traversed with fluoroscopy alone. Endoscopy is a tool that should be added to the interventional radiology armamentarium. Unfortunately, most departments do not have endoscopes regularly available for use by nonendoscopists. The disposable single-use flexible LithoVue scope has the potential to provide many applications for interventional radiologists. It is relatively low cost and is easy to use with a simple setup for novice endoscopists...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Florian Friedmacher, Eric Colhoun, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: Endoscopic injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic is widely acknowledged as first-line treatment of lower grade vesicoureteral reflux. Our objective was to demonstrate its long-term efficacy and safety in eradicating high-grade reflux. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight-hundred-fifty-one children (518 girls, 333 boys), median age 2.3 years (2 months-13.7 years), underwent endoscopic correction of high-grade vesicoureteral reflux using dextranomer/hyaluronic acid...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Urology
Neel Prabha, Ripudaman Arora, Namrata Chhabra, Williams Joseph, Vandita Yogendra Singh, Satish Suresh Satpute, Nitin M Nagarkar
A 41-year-old man from the state of Chhattisgarh, India, had a previous history of nasopharyngeal rhinosporidosis for 27 years, for which he had surgical intervention seven times, most recently endoscopically 2 months earlier. For the last 8 months, he had noticed skin lesions on the shoulders and forehead. Of interest was a history of bathing in ponds as a child. Examination revealed a soft, skin-colored, strawberry-shaped papule on the forehead (Figure 1A), a papule with a hemorrhagic crust on the left shoulder (Figure 1B), and a crusted friable plaque on the right shoulder (Figure 1C)...
2018: Skinmed
Nishant Patel, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Joseph J Gemmete, Jordan C Castle, Narasimham Dasika, Wael E Saad, Ravi N Srinivasa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to report the technique, complications, and clinical outcomes of interventional radiology-operated cholecystoscopy with stone removal for the management of symptomatic cholelithiasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten (77%) men and three (23%) women (mean age, 65 years) with symptomatic cholelithiasis underwent cholecystostomy followed by interventional radiology-operated cholecystoscopy with stone removal. Major comorbidities precluding cholecystectomy included prior cardiac, pulmonary, or abdominal surgery; cirrhosis; sepsis with hyponatremia; seizure disorder; developmental delay; and cholecystoduodenal fistula...
March 16, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
N Pinsker, M Papoulas, M Sodergren, P Harrison, N Heaton, K Menon
Introduction A bronchobiliary fistula (BBF) following liver directed therapy (resection/ablation) is a rare complication in which an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and bronchial tree is formed. This case report describes the successful management of a persistent BBF following multiple liver wedge resections and microwave ablation in a patient with a metastatic neuroendocrine tumour of the terminal ileum. Case history A 69-year-old man presented with unexplained weight loss and was subsequently diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour of the terminal ileum and liver metastasis...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Sameen Khalid, Aamer Abbass, Eric Nellis, Shashin Shah, Hiral Shah
Pancreatic pseudocysts and walled-off pancreatic necrosis arise as a complication of pancreatitis. Multiple fluid collections are seen in 5-20% of the patients who have walled-off peripancreatic fluid collections. There is a paucity of data regarding the role of endoscopic transmural drainage in the management of multiple pancreatic fluid collections. In this case report, we present the case of a 72-year-old male with three walled-off pancreatic fluid collections in the setting of acute necrotizing pancreatitis...
January 9, 2018: Curēus
Emanuele Rondonotti, Cristiano Spada, Samuel Adler, Andrea May, Edward J Despott, Anastasios Koulaouzidis, Simon Panter, Dirk Domagk, Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Gabriel Rahmi, Maria Elena Riccioni, Jeanin E van Hooft, Cesare Hassan, Marco Pennazio
SMALL-BOWEL CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY (SBCE): 1: ESGE recommends that prior to SBCE patients ingest a purgative (2 L of polyethylene glycol [PEG]) for better visualization.Strong recommendation, high quality evidence.However, the optimal timing for taking purgatives is yet to be established. 2: ESGE recommends that SBCE should be performed as an outpatient procedure if possible, since completion rates are higher in outpatients than in inpatients.Strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence...
March 14, 2018: Endoscopy
Chuyan Long, Yan Yu, Bota Cui, Sabreen Abdul Rahman Jagessar, Jie Zhang, Guozhong Ji, Guangming Huang, Faming Zhang
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility, safety, and value of a quick technique for transendoscopic enteral tubing (TET) through mid-gut. METHODS: A prospective interventional study was performed in a single center. A TET tube was inserted into mid-gut through the nasal orifice and fixed on the pylorus wall by one tiny titanium endoscopic clip under anesthesia. The feasibility, safety, success rate, and satisfaction with TET placement were evaluated for enteral nutrition or fecal microbiota transplantation...
March 13, 2018: BMC Gastroenterology
María Victoria Alvarez-Sánchez, O B Luna, I Oria, K Marchut, F Fumex, G Singier, A Salgado, B Napoléon
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that EUS-BD may be a feasible and safer alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) after failed ERCP in patients with ascites. To date, no study has specifically evaluated the performance of EUS-BD in this context. METHODS: Retrospective analysis was done for patients with and without ascites who underwent EUS-BD for malignant biliary obstruction after failed ERCP between July 2010 and September 2014. Complications and technical and clinical successes between the two groups were compared...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Aydincan Akdur, Sedat Yildirim, Hande Arslan, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Despite surgical advances and effective prophylactic strategies in liver transplant, infection is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Up to 80% of liver recipients will develop at least 1 infection during the first year after liver transplant. The spectrum and manifestations of these infections are broad and variable. Their diagnosis and treatment are often delayed because immunosuppressive therapy diminishes inflammatory responses. However, if an infection is not identified early enough and treated properly, it can have devastating consequences...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
Yen-I Chen, Theodore James, Amol Agarwal, Todd H Baron, Takao Itoi, Rastislav Kunda, Jose Nieto, Majidah Bukhari, Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, Omid Sanaei, Robert Moran, Lea Fayad, Mouen A Khashab
Background and study aims:  Endoscopic ultrasound-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) in malignant gastric outlet obstruction (GOO) appears to be promising; however, its role in benign GOO is unclear. The aim of this study was to ascertain the clinical efficacy and safety of EUS-GE in benign GOO. Patients and methods : This was an international retrospective series involving 5 tertiary centers. Consecutive patients who underwent EUS-GE between 1/2013 - 10/2016 for benign GOO were included...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
Hidehiro Yamamoto, Masayoshi Okada
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy at the second rib level is considered effective as a therapeutic treatment for facial blushing. However, 10% to 15% of patients do not benefit from this intervention. No additional procedure has been developed for this disorder. Recently, ganglionectomy using application of laser speckle flow graph has been evaluated for the treatment of compensatory sweating. We report our results of ganglionectomy for facial blushing as a redo surgery. METHODS: Between August 2012 and April 2017, 8 patients with facial blushing who underwent an initial sympathectomy reported symptom recurrence...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Prashanthi N Thota, Zubin Arora, John A Dumot, Gary Falk, Tanmayee Benjamin, John Goldblum, Sunguk Jang, Rocio Lopez, John J Vargo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ablation therapy has become the mainstay of treatment of Barrett's associated dysplasia and intramucosal cancer (IMC). The widely available techniques for ablation are radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and cryotherapy. Our aim was to compare eradication rates of metaplasia and dysplasia with both these modalities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of prospectively collected database of patients who underwent endoscopic therapy for Barrett's dysplasia or IMC from 2006 to 2011 was performed...
March 9, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Stuart K Amateau, Martin L Freeman
The lumen-apposing metal stent has evolved endoscopic transluminal therapies, although it has potential complications, including maldeployment, bleeding, perforation, migration, and several risks specific to necrotizing pancreatitis. Careful planning and technique mitigate these inherent risks of lumen-apposing metal sent deployment; however, setbacks occur even in the most experienced of hands. Therefore, early recognition and management of these complications are critical to alleviating morbidity and avoiding mortality...
April 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Ryan Law, Todd H Baron
Recent literature has demonstrated effectiveness and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided gallbladder drainage, both as a primary intervention in patients with cholecystitis who are unfit for urgent surgical intervention and as a secondary intervention to internalize biliary drainage after initial placement of a percutaneous cholecystostomy catheter.
April 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
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