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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900227/urachal-cyst-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult-with-a-virgin-abdomen
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Michael P O'Leary, Zane W Ashman, David S Plurad, Dennis Y Kim
Introduction. A patent urachus is a rare congenital or acquired pathology, which can lead to complications later in life. We describe a case of urachal cystitis as the etiology of small bowel obstruction in an adult without prior intra-abdominal surgery. Case Report. A 64-year-old male presented to the acute care surgery team with a 5-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, distention, nausea, and vomiting. He had a two-month history of urinary retention and his past medical history was significant for benign prostate hyperplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898355/gallstone-ileus-presenting-as-intussusception-a-case-report
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Rahul M Prasad, Katrina M Weimer, Arunkumar Baskara
BACKGROUND: Gallstone ileus is a complication of acute cholecystitis that accounts for 25% of bowel obstruction cases in the elderly. To our knowledge, only one other case of gallstone ileus presenting as intussusception has been reported in the literature, and involved non-operative management with an unfavorable outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the case of 69year old woman presenting with symptoms of acute small bowel obstruction with a surgical history significant for cholecystectomy 30 years prior...
November 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898351/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-congenital-peritoneal-band-in-adult
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Yahmadi Abdelwahed, Rebii Saber, Ben Ismail Imen, Zenaidi Hakim, Zoghlami Ayoub
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is common in adult surgical procedures, mainly due to postoperative adhesions. Acute SBO in adults without history of abdominal surgery, trauma or clinical hernia is less common and has various etiologies. Congenital band is an extremely rare cause. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. He had no history of abdominal surgery or any other medical problems...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896160/neonatal-intestinal-obstruction-when-to-suspect-duplication-cyst-of-bowel-as-the-cause
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Rizwan Ahmad Khan, Shagufta Wahab, Imran Ghani
BACKGROUND: Duplication cyst is a rare cause of neonatal intestinal obstruction. Their most common location is the small intestine. The clinical presentation is extremely variable depending upon its size, location and type and the age of the patient and are mainly encountered during infancy or early childhood. The diagnosis is very difficult in neonates. This study was undertaken to study their presentation, diagnostic modality of choice and further management in neonatal age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study performed at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, J ...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891284/strangulated-morgagni-s-hernia-a-rare-diagnosis-and-management
#5
Malav Modi, Amit Kumar Dey, Ajay Mate, Samir Rege
Morgagni hernia is a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It accounts for only 3% of all diaphragmatic hernias. The defect is small and hernia being asymptomatic in the majority presents late in adulthood. Obstruction or incarceration in Morgagni hernia is uncommon. We report a rare occurrence of strangulated Morgagni hernia. A 40-year-old gentleman presented to our emergency department with features of intestinal obstruction. Computed tomography of the chest and abdomen showed a strangulated right Morgagni hernia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885390/ct-angiography-in-the-setting-of-suspected-acute-mesenteric-ischemia-prevalence-of-ischemic-and-alternative-diagnoses
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Frank Oliver Henes, Perry J Pickhardt, Andrzej Herzyk, Scott J Lee, Utaroh Motosugi, Thorsten Derlin, Meghan G Lubner, Gerhard Adam, Gerhard Schön, Peter Bannas
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to determine the prevalence of ischemic and alternative diagnoses and the diagnostic accuracy of CT angiography (CTA) in the setting of suspected acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 959 patients undergoing CTA for the evaluation of suspected AMI. The final clinical diagnosis was used to determine the prevalence of ischemic and alternative diagnoses and to calculate the diagnostic accuracy of CTA...
November 24, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881035/the-dangers-of-the-bread-clip-ct-imaging-and-management-a-case-report
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J M Bakia, S Ovaere, F P Dijkman, E E Schipper
Most ingested foreign objects pass the gastrointestinal tract without serious consequences. A particular foreign object has been described related to serious adverse events such as gastrointestinal bleeding and small bowel obstruction: a plastic bread clip. During the diagnostic phase the morphology of this item is not always recognized during ultrasonography or CT imaging. In this case report we describe the diagnosis and management of a patient with a small bowel perforation caused by ingestion of a bread clip...
November 24, 2016: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875505/radiologic-predictors-of-surgery-in-newly-diagnosed-pediatric-crohn-disease-patients
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Damien Parker, Boaz Karmazyn, Steven J Steiner
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to assess whether small bowel imaging conducted at the time of diagnosis could be used as a predictor of small bowel surgical intervention in a population of pediatric patients with Crohn disease (CD). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of small bowel imaging within 30 days of diagnosis of pediatric CD was conducted. Patients were divided into 2 groups based on small bowel imaging: those with no or minor abnormalities (71%) and those with more extensive or obstructive abnormalities (29%)...
December 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799890/sclerosing-encapsulating-peritonitis-in-a-long-term-propranolol-user
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Se Hui Noh, Byong Duk Ye, Hoonsub So, Yu Seok Kim, Dong Jin Suh, Sang Nam Yoon
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a rare cause of bowel obstruction that is characterized by the encasement of the small bowel by a thick, whitish, and fibrous membrane. The pathophysiology of SEP is poorly understood and preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Previous reports suggest that SEP may be linked to the chronic use of β-adrenergic blockers. A 46-year-old man with liver cirrhosis and end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis presented with recurrent abdominal pain and borborygmi. He had been taking propranolol to prevent bleeding from gastroesophageal varices for the past 15 years...
October 2016: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797069/igg4-related-sclerosing-mesenteritis-causing-bowel-obstruction-a-case-report
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Atsushi Abe, Tatsuya Manabe, Nobuyoshi Takizawa, Takashi Ueki, Daisuke Yamada, Kinuko Nagayoshi, Yoshihiko Sadakari, Hayato Fujita, Shuntaro Nagai, Hidetaka Yamamoto, Yoshinao Oda, Masafumi Nakamura
Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare inflammatory and fibrosing disease primarily involving the small-bowel mesentery. Recently, SM was reported to be closely related to IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). This report describes a patient with SM associated with IgG4-RD. A 77-year-old woman with a history of surgery for ectopic pregnancy and wound dehiscence presented with intestinal obstruction. Abdominal enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed an enhanced, radially shaped, oval mass, 3 cm in diameter, with an unclear rim in the mesentery of the distal ileum, which may have involved the distal ileum...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795803/-volvulus-of-the-small-bowel-due-to-ascaris-lumbricoides-package-about-a-case
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Cheikh Diouf, Ahmed Kane, Ndeye Aby Ndoye, Oumar Ndour, Aimé Lakh Faye-Fall, Mbaye Fall, Désiré Munyali Alumeti, Gabriel Ngom
We report an exceptional case of a 7 year-old patient with necrotic small bowel volvulus due to adult ascaris lumbricoides. At the admission, the child had intestinal obstruction evolving since two days with alteration of general state. Abdominal radiography without preparation showed small bowel air-fluid levels and tiger-stripe appearance evoking the diagnosis of acute intestinal obstruction associated with abdominal mass. After resuscitation, the surgical treatment consisted of laparotomy which showed necrotic volvulus of the terminal ileum containing adult ascaris lumbricoides...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783343/outcomes-after-surgery-for-benign-and-malignant-small-bowel-obstruction
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Lauren M Wancata, Zaid M Abdelsattar, Pasithorn A Suwanabol, Darrell A Campbell, Samantha Hendren
BACKGROUND: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common diagnosis; however, outcomes of and risk factors for SBO and malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) surgery are not well understood. We sought to characterize outcomes and risk factors for surgery for SBO and MBO. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed utilizing prospectively collected data from the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (7/2012-3/2015). Cases included those with ICD9 diagnosis code of bowel obstruction and CPT codes for lysis of adhesions, intestinal bypass, and small bowel resection...
October 25, 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779991/predictors-of-ischemic-bowel-in-patients-with-small-bowel-obstruction
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Michael P O'Leary, Angela L Neville, Jessica A Keeley, Dennis Y Kim, Christian de Virgilio, David S Plurad
Preoperative diagnosis of ischemic bowel in patients with small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a clinical challenge. The aim of this study was to identify preoperative variables associated with ischemic bowel found at operative exploration. We performed a 5-year retrospective review of patients admitted to a university affiliated, county funded hospital who underwent exploratory laparoscopy or laparotomy for SBO. Patients were excluded if they had a known preoperative malignancy or hernia on physical examination...
October 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763487/obturator-hernia-an-uncommon-cause-of-small-bowel-obstruction
#14
S Shreshtha
A 70 year old lady presented to surgery emergency with small bowel obstruction without any obvious etiology. On exploration she was found to have an obstructed obturator hernia, which is a rare pelvic hernia with an incidence of 0.07-1.4% of all intra-abdominal hernias. Diagnosis is often delayed until laparotomy for bowel obstruction. Strangulation is frequent and mortality remains high (25%). Early diagnosis and surgical treatment contributes greatly to reduce the mortality and morbidity rates. A variety of techniques have been described, however surgical repair has not been standardized...
October 2016: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721091/small-bowel-volvulus-due-to-torsion-of-pedunculated-uterine-leiomyoma-ct-findings
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Nicola Guglielmo, Brice Malgras, Vinciane Place, Youcef Guerrache, Karine Pautrat, Marc Pocard, Philippe Soyer
Torsion of a uterine leiomyoma is a rare complication that can be life threatening because of ischemia or necrosis. This condition may also lead to gastrointestinal complications such as obstruction or, more rarely, small bowel volvulus. Its diagnosis is difficult and can be facilitated with the use of computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment is based on emergency surgical resection of the twisted uterine leiomyoma and detorsion of the small bowel volvulus.
September 28, 2016: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713389/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-small-bowel-strangulation-due-to-congenital-band-three-cases-of-congenital-band-in-adults-lacking-a-history-of-trauma-or-surgery
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Gregory Nicolas, Tony Kfoury, Rasha Shimlati, Elliott Koury, Maroon Tohme, Elie Gharios, Raja Wakim
BACKGROUND Among the causes of constipation are bands and adhesions that lead to obstructions at different points in the intestinal tract. These can occur as a consequence of healing following surgery or trauma. However, an entity known as congenital band exists where a band is present from birth. Here we report three such cases of adults with symptoms of intestinal obstruction, in whom a congenital band was discovered through exploratory laparoscopy. CASE REPORT All three of these patients presented lacking a history of any abdominal trauma or previous abdominal surgeries, a fact that is often used to exclude an adhesion as a differential...
October 7, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689925/internal-hernia-after-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-optimal-ct-signs-for-diagnosis-and-clinical-decision-making
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Marc Dilauro, Matthew D F McInnes, Nicola Schieda, Ania Z Kielar, Raman Verma, Cynthia Walsh, Andrey Vizhul, William Petrcich, Joseph Mamazza
Purpose To evaluate the accuracy of computed tomography (CT) for diagnosis of internal hernia (IH) in patients who have undergone laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and to develop decision tree models to optimize diagnostic accuracy. Materials and Methods This was a retrospective, ethics-approved study of patients who had undergone laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with surgically confirmed IH (n = 76) and without IH (n = 78). Two radiologists independently reviewed each examination for the following previously established CT signs of IH: mesenteric swirl, small-bowel obstruction (SBO), mushroom sign, clustered loops, hurricane eye, small bowel behind the superior mesenteric artery, and right-sided anastomosis...
September 30, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677116/ulcerated-choledochocele-a-case-report
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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...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27665495/high-mortality-among-children-with-gastroschisis-after-the-neonatal-period-a-long-term-follow-up-study
#19
Kirsten Risby, Steffen Husby, Niels Qvist, Marianne S Jakobsen
BACKGROUND: During the last decades neonatal outcomes for children born with gastroschisis have improved significantly. Survival rates >90% have been reported. Early prenatal diagnosis and increased survival enforce the need for valid data for long-term outcome in the pre- and postnatal counseling of parents with a child with gastroschisis. METHODS: Long-term follow-up on all newborns with gastroschisis at Odense University Hospital (OUH) from January 1 1997-December 31 2009...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646320/volvulus-of-ileum-a-rare-cause-of-small-bowel-obstruction
#20
Shariful Islam, Devin Hosein, Dilip Dan, Vijay Naraynsingh
Small bowel volvulus is a rare but life-threatening surgical emergency. Owing to its rarity, it is seldom entertained as a differential for small bowel obstruction. The aetiology may be either primary or secondary, with secondary being more common in the Western world. Prompt diagnosis and urgent surgical treatment is required if bowel necrosis is to be prevented, which is associated with increased mortality. We present a case of primary ileal volvulus with a gangrenous segment and a brief overview of the current literature...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
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