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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676705/-a-man-with-a-black-oesophagus
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G J Boersen, E C T Geijteman, D H Schweitzer
An 85-year-old man came to the emergency room because of vomiting a black fluid and melaena. He was hypotensive and had severe anaemia. We suspected an upper digestive tract bleeding and a gastroscopy was performed, which showed necrosis of the entire oesophagus. Within 24 hours of admission the patient died of hypovolemic shock.
2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577218/-application-of-overlap-method-to-digestive-tract-reconstruction-of-totally-laparoscopic-left-colectomy
#2
Nan Wang, Bobo Zheng, Tao Wu, Qing Qiao, Yulong Zhai, Bo Zhang, Shuai Zhou, Wencong Shi, Xianli He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application value of the Overlap method in digestive tract reconstruction of totally laparoscopic left colectomy(TLLC) and its potential advantage. METHODS: The retrospective cohort study was adopted. Clinicopathological data of 16 patients with left colon cancer who underwent TLLC and Overlap anastomosis between August 2016 and August 2017 at Tangdu Hospital were retrospectively collected as Overlap group. Twenty-one patients who underwent laparoscopic assisted left colectomy (LALC) between January 2015 and July 2016 at Tangdu Hospital were used as control (traditional group)...
March 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543049/postoperative-monitoring-of-the-free-jejunal-flap-use-of-colour-duplex-and-systematic-review-of-available-techniques
#3
R Cuthbert, C Deutsch, A Roy, P Stimpson, H Patel
Introduction The free jejunal flap represents the gold standard for circumferential defects in upper digestive tract reconstruction. It is a technically demanding procedure with significant failure rates. Unrecognised failure leads to flap necrosis and potentially fatal sequelae, including sepsis and carotid artery bleed. Despite these catastrophic consequences, however, there remains no consensus on an optimum method for postoperative flap monitoring. Our unit has pioneered the use of external colour duplex ultrasound to monitor flap vascularity...
March 15, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29515981/gastric-lethal-hemorrhage-due-to-dieulafoy-s-disease
#4
Cesar Cilento Ponce
Gastric Dieulafoy's lesion (DL) is a potentially fatal entity that causes upper digestive hemorrhage as a consequence of the erosion of an abnormal large-caliber artery in the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract. We report the case of a 59-year-old female patient admitted to the emergency facility due to melena without any active sign of bleeding during the esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Unexpectedly, she progressed presenting a massive hematemesis followed by an irreversible cardiorespiratory arrest. The aim of this study is to draw attention to DL as a possible cause of massive and fatal digestive hemorrhage, and to describe the anatomical autopsy findings...
January 2018: Autopsy & Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29405446/role-of-hemostatic-powders-in-the-management-of-lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-a-review
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REVIEW
Fadi H Mourad, Rupert W Leong
Despite the recent advances in endoscopic hemostatic techniques, the management of lower gastrointestinal bleeding could be sometimes challenging. Hemostatic powders such as hemospray, endoclot and Ankafred Blood Stopper have found their way into digestive endoscopy and are licenced in many countries especially for use in upper gastrointestinal bleeding. We reviewed the literature on the use of these hemostatic powders in different situations in lower gastrointestinal bleeding and looked at the success rate and rebleeding rate...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082743/massive-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-due-to-a-dieulafoy-s-lesion-inside-a-duodenal-diverticulum
#6
Lucía Relea Pérez, Marta Magaz Martínez, Fernando Pons Renedo
In relation to the article published in this journal by Valdivielso Cortázar et al., we have recently diagnosed a massive digestive hemorrhage secondary to a Dieulafoy's lesion inside a duodenal diverticulum. This was successfully treated with endoscopy.
December 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935445/-usefulness-of-small-bowel-capsule-endoscopy-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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REVIEW
Chloé Leandri, Benoit Bordacahar, Sophie Ribiere, Ammar Oudjit, Marie-Anne Guillaumot, Bertrand Brieau, Frédéric Prat, Vered Abitbol, Stanislas Chaussade, Romain Coriat
In France, upper gastrointestinal haemorrhages have an estimated annual incidence of 143 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. Classically, two types of digestive hemorrhage are described: acute and chronic digestive hemorrhages. Upper endoscopy is carried out in case of hematemesis or melena. It requires that the patient has been fasting for at least 6hours for solids and 3hours for liquids. The main etiologies of hemorrhagic hemorrhage of the origin are the vascular abnormalities, inflammatory or drug-induced ulcerations, intestinal tumors, Meckel's diverticulum, and Dieulafoy ulcer...
October 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883296/multifocal-angiosarcoma-of-the-gastrointestinal-tract-a-case-report
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Yosho Fukita, Ikuma Yasuda, Hiroyuki Ishibashi, Tsutoshi Asaki, Seitaro Adachi, Michifumi Toyomizu, Takefumi Takeda, Naomi Suematsu
An 80-year-old man presented to our hospital with complaints of tarry stool and shortness of breath. A blood test confirmed marked anemia. On abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography, neither hemorrhagic lesions nor tumorous lesions could be pointed out. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed multiple erythematous flat elevated lesions, which were about 10mm in diameter, located between the stomach and the horizontal part of the duodenum. Colonoscopy revealed similar lesions throughout the entire colon...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882969/successful-resection-and-vascular-ligation-of-a-large-hepatic-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Nicolae Bacalbasa, Iulian Brezean, Claudiu Anghel, Ion Barbu, Mihai Pautov, Irina Balescu, Vladislav Brasoveanu
The occurrence of hepatic artery aneurysms is rare and might be incidentally diagnosed, as the patient remains asymptomatic for a long period of time. However, due to the fact that these lesions are associated with a high risk of developing life threatening complications, such as intraperitoneal rupture, it has been stated that all cases should be submitted to treatment by endovascular or surgical approach. We present the case of a 68-year-old patient, who presented with recurrent upper digestive tract bleedings and was diagnosed with a large aneurysm of the common and the proper hepatic artery, and the gastroduodenal artery...
September 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523318/hemobilia-through-aneurysm-of-the-right-hepatic-artery-22-months-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-presentation
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Octavian Marius CreŢu, Radu Gheorghe Dan, Iulian Alexandru Ciprian Blidişel, LaurenŢiu Vasile Sima, Mihnea Munteanu, Ion Păun
Hemobilia is a rare cause of upper digestive bleeding, and it should be suspected when there are traumas of the liver area or surgical or exploratory interventions of the liver-bile-pancreas area in the patient's history. Iatrogenic bleeding occurs, most often, after transcutaneous bile punctures, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, cateterisms of the biliary ways. After such interventions, hemobilia may appear earlier, but also up to a few months later. We present a case of massive hemobilia occurring 22 months after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211282/signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-jejunum-an-uncommon-finding-within-the-reach-of-capsule-endoscopy
#11
José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Marta Montes, Ignacio Fernández-Urién
An 80 year-old female presented with ductal breast carcinoma (stage II) three years ago, complained of asthenia and iron-deficiency anemia. No diagnosis was obtained after conventional endoscopy and iron supplements were indicated. Ten months later visible digestive hemorrhage was presented. Upper and lower endoscopy was repeated but non-diagnosis was obtained. Thus, video capsule endoscopy was indicated identifying a stenotic lesion arising in the mucosa of distal jejunum. Histopathological examination revealed a poorly mucinous differentiated signet-ring cell adenocarcinoma with an intense peri-tumoral lymphoid (Crohn´s-like lymphoid reaction) and lympho-vascular infiltration with no nodal metastases (pT3N0;7ª edition TNM classification)...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191810/gist-institutional-experience-at-srms-ims-india
#12
Shubhanshu Gupta, Keshri Amit, Ashish Gupta, Tanu Argawal
Gastro-Intestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) is a malignant, non-epithelial, mesenchymal tumor of the digestive tract that is not uncommon in clinical practice nowadays; diagnosis being based upon immuno-histo-chemical analysis of the resected or biopsied (FNAC) specimen. Abdominal lump with or without intra-luminal bleed is a common mode of presentation. Early diagnosis and appropriate management with surgery and/or Imatinib therapy improves recurrence free survival and may impact overall survival. We present here our institutional experience of four patients, admitted in Onco-Surgery Dept...
September 2016: Gulf Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062878/-an-unusual-finding-of-two-coins-together-in-the-esophagus-of-pediatric-patients-report-of-two-cases
#13
Alexis Ormeño Julca
The ingestion of foreign bodies (EB) is a frequent complaint in the Pediatric Emergency Services. Studies report that in children occurs 80% of the EC, most frequently between 6 months and 3 years old and the second held because of urgent endoscopy in pediatrics. In 80-90% of cases the CE spontaneously passes through the upper gastrointestinal tract, however occasionally staying in the esophagus and should be removed to avoid dangerous complications such as obstruction or perforation of the upper digestive tract bleeding, ulcers, or fistulas...
October 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057321/-digestive-bleeding-due-to-jejunal-diverticula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Jorge Cuauhtémoc Blake-Siemsen, Marisol Kortright-Farías, Dante Rafael Casale-Menier, Jesús Gámez-Araujo
BACKGROUND: Bleeding from the small bowel is a rare pathology that represents 5-10% of gastrointestinal bleeding; 0.06% to 5% of cases are due to the presence of diverticula of the small intestine. The majority of diverticula are asymptomatic and present symptoms when there is a complication. CLINICAL CASE: We present the case of a 53-year-old male with a history of chronic renal failure and hypertension. While he was hospitalized due to cerebrovascular disease he recurrently presented lower gastrointestinal bleeding that required blood transfusion on several occasions...
December 2017: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044953/a-rare-case-of-upper-digestive-hemorrhage-due-to-bleeding-duodenal-tumor
#15
Claudiu Turculeţ, Dragoş Ene, Teodor Florin Georgescu, E Ciucă, A Vlădăşcău, Florin Iordache, Mircea Beuran
We present the case of a 48-year-old patient with no medical history, who presents himself to the emergency room with melena, asthenia and dizziness. The blood tests revealed a severe anemia (Hb = 4,8 g/dL). He is admitted in the Gastroenterology ward, where a first superior digestive endoscopy is performed which shows a duodenal bleeding tumor (second duodenum) of 7 cm in length. After the administration of red blood cell mass, plasma and haemostatic agents the level of the hemoglobin increases. The abdominal CT scan reveals a 3/5 tumor localized in the second and third duodenum...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900870/-hemosuccus-pancreaticus-rare-complication-of-chronic-pancreatitis
#16
Igor Šturdík, Martin Kužma, Zuzana Kužmová, Tomáš Koller, Vladimír Javorka, Tibor Hlavatý, Juraj Payer
Hemosuccus pancreaticus is a rare cause of upper digestive tract bleeding, it is hemorrhage to the pancreatic duct. A case report is about 56-years old man who was repeatedly hospitalized and suffered from melena and enterorrhagia during 3 years. Imaging studies did not clearly identified etiology of bleeding or source of hemorrhage was wrong identified. Finally, hemosuccus pancreaticus from collaterals of pseudoaneurysm after embolization was suspected because of repeating hemorrhage and embolization of a gastroduodenal artery in history...
December 0: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894604/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-therapeutic-endoscopy-in-gastrointestinal-bleeding-secondary-to-angiodysplasias
#17
J Arribas Anta, C Zaera de la Fuente, R Martín Mateos, J A González Martín, A Cañete Ruiz, D Boixeda de Miquel, A Albillos Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal angiodysplasias are defined as vascular dilations that communicate capillaries and veins in the walls of the digestive tract. The clinical presentation of these lesions varies from chronic occult bleeding to severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage. AIM: The primary aim of our study was to analyze lesion location, the efficacy of therapeutic endoscopy with argon plasma coagulation, and the factors associated with rebleeding in patients with gastrointestinal angiodysplasias...
January 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27737411/primary-aortoduodenal-fistula-first-you-should-suspect-it
#18
Mircea Beuran, Ionut Negoi, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Sorin Hostiuc, Sorin Paun
A 59 year-old patient was admitted with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The clinical exam showed mild hypotension and blood samples revealed acute anemia (hemoglobin = 7.5 g/dl). Emergency computed tomography showed an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and extravasation of the arterial contrast material toward the digestive tract. The patient was transported to the operating room for emergency laparotomy, which showed an aortoduodenal fistula. After proximal and distal aortic vascular control, the two anatomical structures were dissected with duodenorrhaphy, patch repair of the aortic tear and omentum interposition...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730597/acute-esophageal-necrosis
#19
Beatriz Deoti E Silva Rodrigues, Raniere Dos Santos, Magda Maria Profeta da Luz, Flávia Chaves E Silva, Igor Guedes Nogueira Reis
Acute esophageal necrosis (AEN) or "black esophagus" is a rare condition presented by patients with critical state of health and characterized by a darkened esophagus, usually the distal third, in upper digestive endoscopy. The main clinical manifestation is upper gastrointestinal bleeding and there may be abdominal pain, dysphagia, nausea, vomiting, fever and syncope associated. The diagnosis depends on clinical suspicion and performing endoscopy, the biopsy not being required. In this article we present a case of a patient who had lots of comorbidities and developed AEN during a post-operative period, and discuss the importance of AEN in an increasingly ageing population...
December 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677116/ulcerated-choledochocele-a-case-report
#20
E Ray-Offor, S N Elenwo, P O Igwe, C Ngeribara
BACKGROUND: The cystic dilatation of the biliary tract is an uncommon anomaly. Choledochocele, a cystic dilatation of the distal common bile duct, rarely presents clinically as massive gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: This is to report a very rare disease condition and highlight minimal access options in surgical care. CASE SUMMARY: A 13 year-old boy was referred with a day history of sudden onset of passage of bright red blood per rectum with a fainting episode...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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