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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091700/computed-tomography-localization-of-the-appendix-in-the-pediatric-population-relative-to-the-lumbar-spine
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John Davis, Albert T Roh, Matthew B Petterson, Tammy R Kopelman, Samantha L Matz, Daniel G Gridley, Mary J Connell
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is commonly used to evaluate suspected acute appendicitis. Although very effective, CT uses ionizing radiation, exposing patients to an increased risk of cancer. OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the potential for decreasing the field of view of the CT (and therefore the dose to the patient) in the evaluation of suspected acute appendicitis in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data from 212 consecutive patients who underwent CT for suspected acute appendicitis...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074453/laparoscopic-resection-and-intracorporeal-anastomosis-of-perforated-small-bowel-caused-by-fish-bone-ingestion
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Ahmet Cem Dural, Muhammet Ferhat Çelik, Hakan Yiğitbaş, Cevher Akarsu, Mahmut Doğan, Halil Alış
Presently described is case of a 52-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency department with 3-day history of epigastric pain. Abdominal examination revealed diffuse tenderness and muscle guarding. Plain abdominal X-ray showed free subdiaphragmatic air. The patient underwent diagnostic laparoscopy with presumptive diagnosis of peptic ulcer perforation. Laparoscopy showed several inflamed, edematous jejunal loops with proximal obstruction and perforation by an impacted fish bone. Completely intracorporeal resection and anastomosis using laparoscopic linear stapler was performed and segment of resected bowel was removed through trocar site...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050471/spectrum-of-mdct-findings-in-bowel-obstruction-in-a-tertiary-care-rural-hospital-in-northern-india
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Ranjana Gupta, Puneet Mittal, Amit Mittal, Sharad Gupta, Kapish Mittal, Arpit Taneja
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) provides clinically and surgically important information in bowel obstruction. It can depict the severity, level and cause of obstruction. AIM: To depict the spectrum of MDCT findings in cases of small and large bowel obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contrast enhanced MDCT examination of 50 patients were retrospectively included in the study who had evidence of clinical as well as MDCT evidence of bowel obstruction and in whom surgical/clinical follow-up for final diagnosis was available...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040668/an-association-between-transmesenteric-internal-hernia-and-abdominal-cocoon-syndrome-a-case-report
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Tansu Altintas, İnanç Şamil Sarıcı, Mustafa Uygar Kalaycı
INTRODUCTION: Transmesenteric internal hernia is defined as the herniation of the small intestine from a mesenteric defect in the abdominal cavity, and abdominal cocoon syndrome is the partial or entire encapsulation of the small bowel like the shape of an accordion, by a fibrocollagenous membrane. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 32-year old male patient applied with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting bile. Signs visualized in the abdominal computer tomography were as follows: gatto formation of the small intestinal loops and suspected of an internal hernia...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018097/contraindications-for-video-capsule-endoscopy
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Dirk Bandorski, Niehls Kurniawan, Peter Baltes, Reinhard Hoeltgen, Matthias Hecker, Dominik Stunder, Martin Keuchel
Video capsule endoscopy (VCE) has been applied in the last 15 years in an increasing field of applications. Although many contraindications have been put into perspective, some precautions still have to be considered. Known stenosis of the gastrointestinal tract is a clear contraindication for VCE unless surgery is already scheduled or at least has been considered as an optional treatment modality. In patients with a higher incidence of stenosis, as in an established diagnosis of Crohn's disease, clinical signs of obstruction, prior radiation or surgical small bowel resection, a preceding test with the self-dissolving patency capsule can override this contraindication...
December 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012337/phytobezoar-impaction-in-a-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-rare-cause-of-bowel-obstruction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Bassem Abou Hussein, Ali Khammas, Labib Al-Ozaibi, Alyaa Abdallah, Hajer Busharar, Alya Al-Mazrouei, Faisal Badri
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is the most common anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, occurring in 1-3% of the general population. The most common complication of Meckel's diverticulum is intestinal obstruction. In this report, we describe a rare cause of intestinal obstruction due to Meckel's; the phytobezoar. After thorough literature review, the authors found about ten individual reports of the same topic. In all these cases, diagnosis was established intra-operatively. CASE PRESENTATION: A forty-seven-year old male presented to the emergency department with a one-day history of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and constipation...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012333/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-from-previously-undiagnosed-lobular-breast-carcinoma-first-in-australian-literature
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Adam Thomas Cristaudo, Katherine Jing Zhu
INTRODUCTION: This case report is the first in the Australian literature of a patient, without prior diagnosis, presenting with a bowel obstruction secondary to lobular breast cancer. This highlights a relatively rare cause of bowel obstruction, but also the importance of breast self-examination as a compliment to the current BreastScreen Australia program. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67-year-old female presented to the Emergency Department with a 48-h history of sharp, constant epigastric pain, vomiting and constipation...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012326/a-case-report-of-desmoid-tumour-a-forgotten-aspect-of-fap
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Sarah Xuereb, Rachel Xuereb, Chiara Buhagiar, Jonathan Gauci, Claude Magri
INTRODUCTION: Desmoid tumours are locally aggressive tumours which are common in Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 20-year old Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) patient presented with abdominal pain and distention. Abdominal imaging showed small bowel obstruction and hydronephrosis due to a pelvic mass. This mass showed significant enlargement on repeat imaging, and a diagnostic biopsy confirmed desmoid tumour. The mass was deemed unresectable and he was initially started on sulindac and raloxifene...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993354/-case-report-occlusion-and-intestinal-necrosis-by-obturator-hernia
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Jorge Tadeo Palacios-Zertuche, Armando de Jesús Guerrero-Hernández, Rogelio Salinas-Domínguez, Gerardo Enrique Muñoz-Maldonado
BACKGROUND: Obturator hernia is a rare variety of abdominal hernia, it accounts for 0.07%-1.0% of all hernias, and occurs most often in women of advanced age and multiparous. CLINICAL CASE: A 78-year-old female was admitted to the Emergency Department due to nausea, vomiting, complaints of abdominal discomfort and obstipation for the last 7 days. Abdominal CT scan showed dilated small bowel loops and multiple air-fluid levels near to a small bowel loop obturator hernia, between external obturator and pectineus muscle...
December 16, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955733/management-of-desmoplastic-small-round-cell-tumor
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Andrea Hayes-Jordan, Michael P LaQuaglia, Shakeel Modak
Desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT) is a soft tissue sarcoma of mesenchymal cell origin that typically presents with multiple intra-abdominal tumors and exhibits a multi-phenotypic pattern of immunohistochemical staining. The specific organ or tissue type of origin has yet to be identified. DSRCT rarely arises as a singular tumor in the abdomen; in most cases, there are dozens to hundreds of abdominal peritoneal tumors that are detected on diagnosis. One very large dominant mass is usually present in the omentum, with an additional one or two large conglomerates of tumors in the pelvis and right peritoneum, respectively...
October 2016: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938529/adhesions-small-bowel-obstruction-in-emergency-setting-conservative-or-operative-treatment
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M Assenza, I De Gruttola, D Rossi, S Castaldi, F Falaschi, G Giuliano
Adhesions small bowel obstructions (aSBO) are among the leading causes of emergency operative intervention. About the 80% of aSBO cases resolve without a surgical treatment. It's important to identify which patients could undergo a conservative treatment to prevent an useless surgery The aim of this study is to determine findings that can indicate whether patients with aSBO should undergo a conservative or a surgical treatment. 313 patients with diagnosis of submission of aSBO were restudied. Patients were divided into two groups based on the different type of treatment received, 225 patients who underwent surgical treatment within 24 hours after admission, 88 patients which underwent conservative treatment successfully...
July 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927245/congenital-adhesion-band-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-what-s-the-difference-in-various-age-groups-pediatric-and-adult-patients
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Kwang-Ho Yang, Tae-Beom Lee, Si-Hak Lee, Soo-Hong Kim, Yong-Hoon Cho, Hae-Young Kim
BACKGROUND: A congenital adhesion band is a rare condition, but may induce a small bowel obstruction (SBO) at any age. However, only a few sporadic case reports exit. We aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of congenital adhesion band manifesting a SBO stratified by age group between pediatric and adult patients. METHODS: The medical records of all patients with a SBO between Jan 1, 2009 and Dec 31, 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Cases associated with previous surgical procedure and cases of secondary obstruction due to inflammatory processes or tumor and other systemic diseases were excluded...
December 7, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916378/incidence-and-significance-of-postoperative-complications-occurring-between-discharge-and-30%C3%A2-days-a-prospective-cohort-study
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John C Woodfield, Wiqqas Jamil, Peter M Sagar
BACKGROUND: Accurate documentation of complications is fundamental to clinical audit and research. While it is established that accurate diagnosis of surgical site infection (SSI) requires follow-up for 30 days; for other complications, there are minimal data quantifying their importance between discharge and 30 days. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, inpatients undergoing general or vascular surgery were reviewed daily for complications by the medical team and a research fellow...
November 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
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
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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
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