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L Prana, S Baijoob, B Rampersad
Introduction Intussuception remains one of the most common surgical abdominal emergencies in the paediatric population. The aim of this study was first to re-evaluate our non-operative reduction rate of intussusception using multiple interval barium enemas and second to investigate or discuss an audit cycle, providing evidence and validating the modification of clinical practice. Materials and methods This five-year retrospective study performed at one of two institutions at which a paediatric surgical service is offered...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Carlos Edmundo Rodrigues Fontes, Ana Paula de Abreu, Aretuza Zaupa Gasparim
BACKGROUND: Researches on Chagas disease still use several animals and rats, due to size and susceptibility were preferred by many authors. AIM: To develop an experimental model of megacolon in rats inoculated with the strain Y of Trypanosoma cruzi. METHODS: Thirty male Wistar rats were distributed in three groups inoculated with different inoculants: Group A: 600000, Group B: 1000000 and Group C: 1500000 blood trypomastigotes of T. cruzi...
March 1, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Dennis Raahave
The objective of this review is to examine whether a redundant colon gives rise to symptoms like constipation and volvulus. In 1820, Monterossi made drawings of colons with displacements and elongation of the colon found during autopsy. In 1912, Kienböeck first visualized a redundant colon using bismuth, and Lardennois and Auborg named the anatomic variant dolichocolon in 1914. The criteria were later: A sigmoid loop rising over the line between the iliac crests, a transverse colon below the same line and extra loops at the flexures...
February 27, 2018: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Laura Filograna, Enrica Filograna, Adolfo D'Onofrio, Nicola Flor, Yusef Haddad, Roberto Floris
Gastrointestinal angiodysplasia represents the cause of 6% of lower gastrointestinal tract bleeding, particularly in the elderly. Because of the common presentation and age range of affected patients, often patients with occult or massive gastrointestinal bleedings are investigated with colonoscopy, in the suspect of colonic cancer. Other methods are capsule enteroscopy, angiography, double-contrast barium enema, computed tomography angiography, and radionuclide scanning. In this contribution, we describe a case of colonic angiodysplasia first suspected during computed tomography colonography performed after an incomplete colonoscopy in a patient with recent anemization...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Caitlin C Murphy, Bianca M Sigel, Edward Yang, Celette Sugg Skinner, Ethan A Halm, Samir Gupta, Joanne M Sanders, Katharine McCallister, Amit G Singal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening can reduce CRC incidence and mortality, but measuring screening adherence over time is challenging. We examined adherence using a novel measure characterizing the proportion of time covered (PTC) by screening tests. METHODS: Eligible patients were age 50 to 60 years and followed at a large, safety-net healthcare system between January 2010 and September 2014. We estimated PTC as the number of days up-to-date with screening divided by number of days from cohort entry until study end, CRC diagnosis, or death...
February 22, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Kumiko Nakamura, Akio Tamura, Tomoaki Kono, Tadayuki Oshima, Hirokazu Fukui, Seiichi Hirota, Kiyoshi Tsukamoto, Naohiro Tomita, Jiro Watari, Hiroto Miwa
A 16-year-old woman identified with colonic distention using chest X-rays visited our hospital. Although abdominal computed tomography (CT), colonoscopy, and barium enema study indicated suspected duplication of the sigmoid colon, the exact portion of communication between the normal colon and the duplicated colon could not be determined. The patient was released, but followed up due to the lack of symptoms. After 7 months, she was urgently re-hospitalized due to the complaint of abdominal pain. Her abdominal CT revealed the wall thickness and distention of the duplication as well as voluminous stool containing barium...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Hong-Bo Li, Xian-Qing Jin, Xin Jin, Zheng-Hua Guo, Xiong-Hui Ding, Quan Wang, Rui-Zhuo Liu
Transplacental bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)4 RNA interference (RNAi) is a technique used to knockdown genes in embryos. BMP4 are essential for the development of nervous system in the differentiation of neural crest stem cells (NCSCs). The failure of differentiation and migration of NCSCs may lead to aganglionosis. In the present study, pregnant mice were divided into three groups: Ringer's group, pSES group and RNAi‑BMP4 group. In order to silence the BMP4 gene in the first generation (F1), 11.5 day pregnant mice were injected with the small interfering RNA BMP4 plasmid, pSES or Ringer's solution via the tail vein...
January 30, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Christine L Gremillion, Mason Savage, Eli B Cohen
Colonic torsion is a life-threatening condition in dogs and radiographic findings for this condition have not been well described. The purpose of this retrospective case series was to describe radiographic findings and clinical signs in a group of dogs with colonic torsion. Inclusion criteria were dogs presenting during the period of 2006 and 2016, and that had abdominal radiography and a surgically confirmed or presumed diagnosis of colonic torsion. For each dog, clinical data were recorded from medical records and imaging findings were recorded from retrieved plain radiographs and positive contrast radiographs in which barium enema was performed...
January 23, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Akinobu Furutani, Akio Shiomi, Yusuke Kinugasa, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Hiroyasu Kagawa, Yushi Yamakawa, Shoichi Manabe, Yusuke Yamaoka, Yusuke Ogi, Yoshinobu Nagasawa, Hitoshi Hino, Shunichiro Kato, Takuya Suzuki, Kakeru Torii, Kohei Koido
Polysplenia syndrome is a rare congenital disease characterized by variable thoracic and abdominal anomalies. A man in his 70s was diagnosed with rectal cancer by close exploration for fecal occult blood. A barium enema revealed a type 1 rectal tumor andwith non-rotation of intestine. CT revealed multiple abnormalities: a polyspleen, preduodenal portal vein, congenital absence of the pancreatic tail, bilateral superior vena cava, andbilateral bilobedlung. Basedon these findings, the patient was diagnosedas having rectal cancer with polysplenia syndrome andtreatedwith robotic assistedlaparoscopic low anterior resection...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
M M Mahamud, F Wahed, J Ferdous, M K Khan
Colorectal carcinoma (CRC) is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. It is mainly a disease of the developed countries with a western culture, yet the disease is not uncommon in developing countries. There is substantial geographical variation in the incidence and demographic characteristics of the disease. Variations are also observed in the risk factors, mode of presentation, sub site distribution and stage of the disease at presentation...
October 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
Wendy Atkin, Kate Wooldrage, Urvi Shah, Kate Skinner, Jeremy P Brown, Willie Hamilton, Ines Kralj-Hans, Michael R Thompson, Karen G Flashman, Steve Halligan, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Margaret Vance, Amanda J Cross
BACKGROUND: For patients referred to hospital with suspected colorectal cancer (CRC), it is current standard clinical practice to conduct an examination of the whole colon and rectum. However, studies have shown that an examination of the distal colorectum using flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS) can be a safe and clinically effective investigation for some patients. These findings require validation in a multicentre study. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the links between patient symptoms at presentation and CRC risk by subsite, and to provide evidence of whether or not FS is an effective alternative to whole-colon investigation (WCI) in patients whose symptoms do not suggest proximal or obstructive disease...
November 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
Spencer W Beasley
Intussusception may be difficult to diagnose because the classical triad of symptoms is evident at the time of presentation in only about 20% of cases. This may lead to delays in making the correct diagnosis. The most common presenting features are colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, pallor, lethargy and listlessness. In recent years, the algorithms of management of intussusception have changed significantly: a routine plain abdominal X-ray has been replaced by ultrasonography, previously perceived contraindications to attempting an enema reduction no longer apply, gas has largely replaced barium for enema reduction, incomplete initial reduction is an indication for a delayed repeat enema if the child is stable clinically and partial reduction has been achieved, the indications for surgery have been tightened and laparoscopy affords an alternative surgical approach...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Daniel Persinger, Marc D Basson
BACKGROUND While it is well known that abdominal wall hernias can pose obstacles for colonoscopy, these may not be obvious in obese patients, particularly when the hernia is in an unusual place. CASE REPORT A 62-year-old man presented with inability to complete colon cancer screening by means of colonoscopy or barium enema. On exam, he was noted to have a Spigelian hernia present in his left lower quadrant abdominal wall. CT colonography identified incarcerated sigmoid colon within the hernia accounting for his inability to complete colonoscopy or barium enema...
November 7, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
Mauro Bafutto, Alejandro Ostermayer Luquetti, Salustiano Gabriel Neto, Felix Andre Sanches Penhavel, Enio Chaves Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Constipation is the main symptom of acquired chagasic megacolon. However, a number of patients with Chagas disease without colon involvement also have the same complain. This study evaluated the role of small bowel in constipated patients with Chagas disease with and without megacolon. METHODS: Orocecal transit time (OCTT) and oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) in constipated non-chagasic and chagasic patients with and without megacolon were performed...
August 2017: Gastroenterology Research
Jipeng Jiang, Ying Liu, Kun Wang, Xixiang Wu, Ying Tang
OBJECTIVES: The aim of study was to compare the accuracy between rectal water contrast transvaginal ultrasound (RWC-TVS) and double-contrast barium enema (DCBE) in evaluating the bowel endometriosis presence as well as its extent. DESIGN AND SETTING: 198 patients at reproductive age with suspicious bowel endometriosis were included. Physicians in two groups specialised at endometriosis performed RWC-TVS as well as DCBE before laparoscopy and both groups were blinded to other groups' results...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
Yuji Akiyama, Takeshi Iwaya, Fumitaka Endo, Takehiro Chiba, Takeshi Takahara, Koki Otsuka, Hiroyuki Nitta, Keisuke Koeda, Masaru Mizuno, Yusuke Kimura, Akira Sasaki
BACKGROUND: Diaphragmatic hernia is a potential complication of esophagectomy, which usually occurs as a hiatal hernia and more frequently after minimally invasive esophagectomy. Parahiatal hernia is a rare form of diaphragmatic hernia, and to the best of our knowledge, parahiatal hernia after esophagectomy has not been previously reported. Here, we report a case of parahiatal hernia after esophagectomy that was successfully managed laparoscopically. CASE PRESENTATION: A 73-year-old man underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer with gastric tube reconstruction via the posterior mediastinum...
August 23, 2017: Surgical Case Reports
A Sulieman, B Elhag, M Alkhorayef, E Babikir, K Theodorou, C Kappas, D Bradley
The objectives of this study are to assess pediatric radiation exposure in certain barium studies and to quantify the organ and effective doses and radiation risk resultant from patients' irradiation. A total of 69 pediatric barium studies for upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. Patients' radiation dose was quantified in terms of Entrance surface air kerma (ESAKs) using exposure parameters and DosCal software. Organ and effective doses (E) were extrapolated using national Radiological Protection Board software (NRPB-R279)...
July 21, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
Hadi Bhurgri, Sami Samiullah
The month of March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness. Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence has been on the rise. It is currently the third most common cancer in men (746,000 cases, 10.0% of the total) and the second in women (614,000 cases, 9.2% of the total).1 Arecent meta-analysis reported a 61% risk reduction in CRC incidence with colonoscopy.2 Unlike screening programs for breast and prostate cancers, not only has CRC screening reduced mortality from colon cancer and detected early CRC, it has also decreased the incidence of CRC through detection and removal of pre-cancerous lesions...
June 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Mohammad Javad Zahedi, Sara Shafiei Pour, Masood Dehghani, Nazanin Eslami
Currently, surgery is less needed for the treatment of refractory peptic ulcer disease (PUD) or its complications. So, the complications of PUD surgery have been clearly declined. Here in, we present a 42-year-old man with chronic watery diarrhea and significant weight loss during 2 years after gastrojejunostomy for the treatment of obstructive PUD. Small bowel gastrointestinal series showed rapid transit without passage of contrast in the parts of small bowel. The patient was scheduled for exploratory laparotomy...
April 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
Tomoya Iida, Takehiro Hirano, Kei Onodera, Toshiyuki Kubo, Kentaro Yamashita, Hiroo Yamano, Hiroshi Nakase
A 45-year-old woman visited our hospital complaining of abdominal pain 1 week after undergoing an annual medical checkup. Her vital signs and blood test results were normal, but tenderness was found in the lower abdomen. A high-density round structure found at the midline of the lower abdomen on an abdominal radiograph was thought to be an accumulation of barium (a barolith) from upper gastrointestinal barium radiography. Two liters of an oral gastrointestinal cleaning agent was administered, but defecation did not occur...
August 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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