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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942228/perforated-jejunal-diverticulitis-in-a-nonagenarian-veteran-a-case-report
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Jordan Grubbs, Sergio Huerta
INTRODUCTION: Jejunal diverticular (JD) disease is an uncommon occurrence that frequently present as a diagnostic dilemma. The correct diagnosis from complications of JD is typically made at laparotomy. Most JD are asymptomatic. Of clinically significant small bowel diverticula, only 15% present with surgical problems including obstruction, gastrointestinal bleed, and perforation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 90-year-old man presented to the hospital with abdominal pain...
September 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930045/antibiotic-use-among-older-adults-on-an-acute-care-general-surgery-service
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André S Pollmann, Jon G Bailey, Philip J B Davis, Paul M Johnson
BACKGROUND: Antibiotics play an important role in the treatment of many surgical diseases that affect older adults, and the potential for inappropriate use of these drugs is high. Our objective was to describe antibiotic use among older adults admitted to an acute care surgical service at a tertiary care teaching hospital. METHODS: Detailed data regarding diagnosis, comorbidities, surgery and antibiotic use were retrospectively collected for patients 70 years and older admitted to an acute care surgical service...
October 1, 2017: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927352/an-acute-presentation-of-pediatric-mesenteric-lymphangioma-a-case-report-and-literature-overview
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Céline Clement, Rob Snoekx, Pieter Ceulemans, Inez Wyn, Jan Matheï
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioma accounts for 5% of benign pediatric tumors and less than 1% is located in the abdomen. While mesenteric lymphatic malformation or mesenteric lymphangioma (ML), mostly appears asymptomatic in adults, an acute clinical presentation is seen more often in children. Symptoms can mimic obstruction or peritonitis and diagnosis can therefore be challenging. Imaging studies are performed to exclude other causes of obstruction or peritonitis. Diagnosis of ML is always made by histology...
September 19, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918753/neonatal-intestinal-obstruction-associated-with-situs-inversus-totalis-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Rahul Gupta, Varsha Soni, Prakash Devidas Valse, Ram Babu Goyal, Arun Kumar Gupta, Praveen Mathur
BACKGROUND: The association of neonatal intestinal obstruction with situs inversus totalis is extremely rare with only few cases reported in the literature to date. This association poses dilemmas in management. We present two such cases (of Indian origin), and briefly discuss the pertinent literature and measures to prevent unfavorable outcome. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: a 1-month-old preterm (1300 g) male neonate belonging to Hindu (Indian) ethnicity presented with recurrent bile-stained vomiting, non-passage of stools and epigastric fullness...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904734/a-17-year-old-male-with-a-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumor-flushing-differential-diagnosis
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Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly, Alonso Vera
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bronchoconstriction and heart involvement, also known as carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS can be confused with an allergic reaction and thus should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the allergy consult. We present the case of a pediatric patient initially referred under the suspicion of food allergies...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904245/gallstone-ileus-in-an-ederly-patient-case-report
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Antonino Tornambè, Giuseppe Tornambè
AIM: To report an another case of gallstone ileus in ederly patient that was treated with simple enterolithotomy. MATERIAL OF STUDY: We report a case of 84 years old female that was admitted with intestinal obstruction. A CT scan suggested small bowel obstruction secondary to gallstone ileus. In relation to the overall clinical condition, we decided to perform a simple enterolithotomy. DISCUSSION: The first case of a cholecysto intestinal fistula with a gallstone within the gastro intestinal tract was described n 1654 by, Thomas Bartholin in a necropsy study...
September 4, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898799/rare-diagnosis-of-intestinal-lipomatosis-complicated-by-intussusception-in-an-adult-a-case-report
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Kaitlin Kumar, Mahboub R Noori, Kishan M Patel, William Yuen, Carlos Bello
INTRODUCTION: Intestinal Lipomatosis consists of diffuse lipomas in various regions from the small to large bowel. They can remain asymptomatic or present with complications such as Intussusception. DISCUSSION: Intestinal lipomatosis complicated by Intussusception is a rare occurrence that has not been well documented. Rare condition management is difficult to approach because of the customizability each scenario requires. We hope through sharing our approach this can serve as a rough template to physicians who find themselves in a similar scenario...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893301/intussusception-caused-by-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa-in-small-intestine-a-case-report
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Priyanka Anand, Sompal Singh, Namrata Sarin
BACKGROUND: Intestinal intussusception is the most frequent cause of small bowel obstruction in children between the ages of 2 months and 5 years and often remains idiopathic in etiology, even after surgery. On microscopic examination, in intussusception normal mucosa is noted but in a few cases heterotopic tissue can be seen. Heterotopic gastric mucosa in the small intestine is extremely rare except for its occurrence in remnants of Meckel's diverticulum. In view of the rarity of this condition, we report a case of ectopic gastric mucosa in the small intestine that was not associated with remnants of vitelline duct...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876654/ileosigmoid-knotting-a-zimbabwean-case-series
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C Mbanje, S Mungazi, A J V Maunganidze
BACKGROUND: Ileosigmoid knotting is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction with a rapidly progressive course, for which expedient surgical intervention is required to avoid mortality. METHOD: A combined retrospective and prospective analysis was performed on 16 patients operated on at PGH with an operative diagnosis of ileosigmoid knotting between February 2011 and April 2016. Data inclusive of demographics, time to presentation and surgery, preoperative diagnostic accuracy, incidence of septic shock and mortality was collected...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876576/rapunzel-syndrome-african-variations-on-a-european-fairytale
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J Plaskett, G Chinnery, D Thomson, B Dedekind, E Jonas, S Thomson
BACKGROUND: Trichobezoars are intraluminal accretions of ingested hair. Rapunzel syndrome is a rare and extreme presentation with extension down through into the small intestine. Most frequently reported in children and psychiatric patients, we report on an African series of five patients. METHOD: Five patients presenting with trichobezoars were retrospectively reviewed and analysed with regard to patient background, demographics, clinical presentation, diagnosis, surgical management and complications...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858741/a-rare-case-report-of-patent-vitellointestinal-duct-causing-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult
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Tika Ram Bhandari, Sudha Shahi, Manish Gautam, Sanjay Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Patent vitellointestinal duct occurs in about 2% of the population which unusually leads to small intestinal obstruction associated with high morbidity and mortality. Here we are reporting an unusual case of patent vitellointestinal duct causing small intestinal obstruction in an adult patient. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 22-year-old male without any medical illness presented as an emergency with a 3day hystory of abdominal pain, multiple episode of vomiting and abdominal distention...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840472/thirty-day-hospital-readmission-after-restorative-proctocolectomy-and-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-for-chronic-ulcerative-colitis-at-a-high-volume-center
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Nicholas P McKenna, Kellie L Mathis, Mohammad Khasawneh, Omair Shariq, Eric J Dozois, David W Larson, Amy L Lightner
BACKGROUND: Ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is associated with a high 30-day hospital readmission rate. Risk factors and etiology of readmission remain poorly defined. We sought to determine the 30-day hospital readmission rate following IPAA at a high-volume center and identify any modifiable perioperative factors. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing two- or three-stage IPAA for chronic ulcerative colitis at our institution between 2002 and 2013 was performed...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826742/a-comprehensive-review-and-update-on-crohn-s-disease
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Mahesh Gajendran, Priyadarshini Loganathan, Anthony P Catinella, Jana G Hashash
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers principally to two major categories of chronic relapsing inflammatory intestinal disorders: Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC). In the United States, it is currently estimated that about 1.5 million people suffer from IBD, causing considerable suffering, mortality and economic loss every year. Yet the cause of IBD is unknown, and until we understand more, prevention or cure will not be possible. There is a lot of variation in the incidence and prevalence of CD based on geographic region, environment, immigrant population, and ethnic groups...
August 18, 2017: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819783/factors-associated-with-hospital-readmission-following-diverting-ileostomy-creation
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W Li, L Stocchi, D Cherla, G Liu, A Agostinelli, C P Delaney, S R Steele, E Gorgun
BACKGROUND: The creation of a diverting loop ileostomy is associated with the risk of readmission due to stoma-related complications. We hypothesized that the assessment of our institution-specific readmissions following ileostomy creation would help identifying at-risk groups which should be the focus of future preventative strategies. METHODS: Patients who underwent loop ileostomy formation from 2009 to 2013 were reviewed. We evaluated readmissions within 30 days after discharge following loop ileostomy construction...
August 17, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819577/the-role-of-laparoscopy-in-the-management-of-a-diagnostic-dilemma-jejunal-ectopic-pancreas-developing-into-jejunojejunal-intussusception
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Alessio Giordano, Giovanni Alemanno, Carlo Bergamini, Paolo Prosperi, Alessandro Bruscino, Andrea Valeri
Ectopic pancreas (EP) is a rare congenital anomaly defined as the presence of pancreatic tissue in topographic anomaly. It is usually silent but it may become clinically evident when complicated by acute conditions. The development of laparoscopic surgery has changed the way to manage such conditions, especially in the setting of emergency surgery, thanks to its diagnostic and therapeutic role with excellent results. We decided to perform an emergency diagnostic exploratory laparoscopy in a 29-year-old man with an acute abdomen and nonspecific radiological images for intestinal occlusion...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806283/expanding-the-scope-of-quality-measurement-in-surgery-to-include-non-operative-care-results-from-the-acs-nsqip-emergency-general-surgery-pilot
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Michael W Wandling, Clifford Y Ko, Paul E Bankey, Chris Cribari, H Gill Cryer, Jose J Diaz, Therese M Duane, S Morad Hameed, Matthew M Hutter, Michael H Metzler, Justin L Regner, Patrick M Reilly, H David Reines, Jason L Sperry, Kristan L Staudenmayer, Garth H Utter, Marie L Crandall, Karl Y Bilimoria, Avery B Nathens
BACKGROUND: Patients managed non-operatively have been excluded from risk-adjusted benchmarking programs, including the American College of Surgeons (ACS) National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). Consequently, optimal performance evaluation is not possible for specialties like emergency general surgery (EGS) where non-operative management is common. We developed a multi-institutional EGS clinical data registry within ACS NSQIP that includes patients managed non-operatively to evaluate variability in non-operative care across hospitals and identify gaps in performance assessment that occur when only operative cases are considered...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797559/utilization-of-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-small-bowel-obstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Gottlieb, Gary D Peksa, Ananda Vishnu Pandurangadu, Damali Nakitende, Sukhjit Takhar, Raghu R Seethala
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). While computed tomography (CT) is frequently utilized to confirm the diagnosis, this modality is expensive, exposes patients to radiation, may lead to time delays, and is not universally available. This study aimed to determine the test characteristics of ultrasound for the diagnosis of SBO. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were assessed for prospective trials evaluating the accuracy of ultrasound for the detection of SBO...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797546/cell-free-deoxyribonucleic-acid-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-bowel-ischemia-in-patients-with-small-bowel-obstruction
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Uri Netz, Zvi Perry, Solly Mizrahi, Boris Kirshtein, David Czeiger, Gilbert Sebbag, Avraham Reshef, Amos Douvdevani
BACKGROUND: Patients with strangulation small bowel obstruction are at a high risk for serious morbidity and mortality due to ischemic bowel. Measuring serum, cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid levels could help recognize early cell death. Our hypothesis was that small bowel ischemia or necrosis is associated with increases in serum cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid and that recovery is associated with a decrease in cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid levels. METHODS: A prospective cohort study in addition to standard treatment of patients admitted with a diagnosis of small bowel obstruction...
August 7, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764764/sclerosing-mesenteritis-in-a-5-year-old-chinese-boy-a-case-report
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Cui-Ping Liang, Min Yang, Pei-Yu Chen, Lan-Lan Geng, Ding-You Li, Si-Tang Gong
BACKGROUND: Sclerosing mesenteritis is a rare fibroinflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that primarily affects the mesentery of the small intestine during late adult life. Only about twenty pediatric cases have been reported to date, but none has been reported in Chinese children. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old Chinese male presented with a 4-week history of recurrent bloating, abdominal pain, anorexia and vomiting. On admission, physical examination showed a severely distended abdomen...
August 1, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764244/a-rare-case-of-intestinal-malrotation-and-volvulus-of-jejunum-with-coexisting-carcinoid-tumour-of-appendix
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Priyanka Tiwari, Darshan Patel, Vimal Dhaduk, Prasanna Kumar Reddy, Jainudeen Khalander Abdul Jameel
Malrotation of the midgut is generally regarded as a paediatric pathology. It is rare in adults. Patients may present with symptoms of acute bowel obstruction or chronic abdominal pain. Barium study, Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), diagnostic laparoscopy and sometimes explorative laparotomy are used for diagnosis. Ladd's procedure through the open approach has been the treatment of choice for complete malrotation of midgut, however there are reports on successful outcome for both complete and incomplete malrotation after laparoscopic approach as well...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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