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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149143/efficacy-of-magnesium-sulfate-added-to-local-anesthetic-in-a-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-analgesia-following-total-abdominal-hysterectomy-a-randomized-trial
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Kelany A Abd-Elsalam, Khaled M Fares, Montaser A Mohamed, Mohamed F Mohamed, Ahmad M Abd El-Rahman, Moaaz M Tohamy
BACKGROUND: Major abdominal surgeries are associated with severe pain, which can affect respiratory and cardiac functions if insufficiently treated; this increases postoperative morbidity. OBJECTIVE: We aim at evaluating the efficacy of magnesium sulfate as an adjuvant to local anesthetic in an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia in total abdominal hysterectomy. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial...
November 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146893/von-hippel-lindau-disease-with-multi-organ-involvement-a-case-report-and-8-year-clinical-course-with-follow-up
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Ali Yaghobi Joybari, Payam Azadeh
BACKGROUND Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) disease is a rare autosomal dominant syndrome manifested by a spectrum of benign and malignant tumors.  CASE REPORT The patient presented here was a 31-year-old female with unremarkable family history who presented initially complaining of intermittent abdominal pain. Abdominal CT scan revealed an inhomogeneous solid mass (13×9×7 cm) originating from the tail of the pancreas with splenic and gastric invasion as well as several pancreatic cysts. A nucleotide scan showed left adrenal involvement...
November 17, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145899/-diagnosis-of-haemochromatosis
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L IJsselstijn, A A van Houten, F Weerkamp
Interpretation of laboratory parameters in cases of haemochromatosis can be difficult. Here, we describe two patients with markedly elevated transferrin saturation and high ferritin levels. The first patient is a 51-year-old woman who had been complaining of fatigue, abdominal pain and arthritis for three years. Her liver enzymes were mildly elevated. Secondary causes of iron overload had been excluded. DNA investigation found a homozygous p.Cys282Tyr mutation in the HFE protein, consistent with hereditary haemochromatosis...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145243/obstructive-internal-hernia-caused-by-mesodiverticular-bands-in-children-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Mirko Bertozzi, Berardino Melissa, Elisa Magrini, Giuseppe Di Cara, Susanna Esposito, Antonino Apignani
INTRODUCTION: The mesodiverticular band (MDB) is an embryologic remnant of the vitelline circulation, which carries the arterial supply to the Meckel diverticulum. In the event of an error of involution, a patent or nonpatent arterial band persists and extends from the mesentery to the apex of the antimesenteric diverticulum. This creates a snare-like opening through which bowel loops may herniate and become obstructed. This report describes 2 rare cases of small bowel occlusion owing to an internal hernia caused by a MDB...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132523/pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-cancer
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Anne Walling, Robert Freelove
Most cases of acute pancreatitis are related to gallstones. More than 80% resolve within a few days. The diagnosis is based on upper abdominal pain, elevated lipase and/or amylase, and transabdominal ultrasound findings. Management requires early aggressive hydration, pain control, nutritional support, and monitoring for progression. Patients who develop hypovolemia, systemic inflammatory response, pancreatic necrosis, and organ failure have high mortality, risk of recurrence, and progression to chronic pancreatitis (CP)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120557/abdominal-wall-endometriosis-eleven-years-after-cesarean-section-case-report
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Ivka Djaković, Ante Vuković, Ivan Bolanča, Hrvojka Soljačić Vraneš, Krunoslav Kuna
Endometriosis is a common chronic disease characterized by growth of the endometrial gland and stroma outside the uterus. Symptoms affect physical, mental and social well-being. Extrapelvic location of endometriosis is very rare. Abdominal wall endometriosis occurs in 0.03%-2% of women with a previous cesarean section or other abdominopelvic operation. The leading symptoms are abdominal nodular mass, pain and cyclic symptomatology. The number of cesarean sections is increasing and so is the incidence of abdominal wall endometriosis as a potential complication of the procedure...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112915/acute-abdomen-secondary-to-a-spontaneous-perforation-of-the-biliary-tract-a-rare-complication-of-choledocholithiasis
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G A Gómez-Torres, F M Rodríguez-Navarro, C R López-Lizárraga, C A Bautista-López, O S Ortega-García, G Becerra-Navarro, A Águila-Barragán, C F Ploneda-Valencia
INTRODUCTION: The spontaneous perforation of the biliary tract (SPBT) is an extremely rare cause of peritonitis, which was first described by Freeland in 1982, to date only around 70 cases have been reported. Here we present a case of spontaneous perforation of the biliary tract, in a patient with choledocholithiasis, which was treated with ultrasound-guided drainage and ERCP. CASE REPORT: A 51-year-old male was admitted to the emergency room for 15-day evolution jaundice, localized pain in the right flank and hypochondrium of 3days...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107397/traumatic-injury-to-the-portal-vein-with-shock-bowel
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Nicholas C Cleveland, Don N Nguyen, Cassie D Tran, Rishi K Maheshwary, Matthew S Hartman
A portal vein aneurysm is the dilatation of the portal vein due to a defect in the vein wall. This rare disease manifestation is difficult to predict and has the potential for severe complications. We describe the case of a 68-year-old man involved in a motor vehicle collision who presented with abdominal hemorrhage found on ultrasound, hypotension, and vague abdominal pain. The patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy to control bleeding. Surgery and a subsequent abdominal computed tomography revealed the presence of a portal vein pseudoaneurysm and shock bowel...
October 3, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104834/a-case-of-spontaneous-isolated-celiac-artery-dissection-with-pseudoaneurysm-formation
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John Kim, Lamar H Moree, Michael J Muehlberger
Spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection is a rare disease and patients without evidence of significant complications often resolve with medical therapy alone; however, the extension of the dissection can lead to more serious complications including aneurysmal dilatation, complete occlusion, and rupture of a visceral artery. In these patients, optimal management has not yet been clearly defined and treatment primarily depends on clinical presentation and lesions identified on imaging studies. This case report demonstrates the conservative management of spontaneous celiac artery dissection...
August 27, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102941/angiomyolipoma-of-the-liver-a-rare-benign-tumor-treated-with-a-laparoscopic-approach-for-the-first-time
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Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Garmpis, Anna Garmpi, Afroditi Nonni, Stratigoula Sakellariou, Georgios-Antonios Margonis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Dimitrios Schizas, Nikolaos Andreatos, Eleni Magkouti, Alexandros Grivas, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Matthew J Weiss, Efstathios A Antoniou
BACKGROUND/AIM: Epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the liver is a rare benign mesenchymal tumor that usually presents in adult female patients. It most frequently occurs in the kidney, with the liver being the second most common site of involvement. Angiomyolipoma belongs to a family of tumors arising from perivascular epithelioid cells, but in rare cases may also have cystic features. We report our experience via the first case of hepatic angiomyolipoma treated by laparoscopic approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We present the case of a 50-year-old female patient complaining of abdominal pain...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101772/liver-disease-symptoms-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth
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Rahmatollah Rafiei, Mahboobeh Bemanian, Fereshteh Rafiei, Mahmood Bahrami, Lotfollah Fooladi, Giti Ebrahimi, Ahmadreza Hemmat, Zahra Torabi
INTRODUCTION: It seems that there is a relationship between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The main objective of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of SIBO among NAFLD patients. METHODS: In this descriptive-analytical cross-sectional study, 98 eligible NAFLD patients were evaluated for SIBO using hydrogen breath test (HBT). They were divided into SIBO-positive and SIBO-negative groups. Demographic, clinical, and laboratory data were obtained...
October 26, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095277/acute-pancreatitis-as-an-initial-manifestation-of-parathyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Yuan Gao, Cheng Yu, Feixiang Xiang, Mingxing Xie, Lingyun Fang
RATIONALE: Parathyroid carcinoma is a rare endocrine malignancy. Acute pancreatitis as an initial manifestation of parathyroid carcinoma has been rarely reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old woman was admitted to emergency room with a sudden attack of severe epigastric pain. DIAGNOSES: Acute pancreatitis was diagnosed as elevated levels of serum amylase. During the work-up for acute pancreatitis, patient's abnormally increased serum calcium and bones destruction revealed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan raised the suspicion of hyperparathyroidism or malignancy...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092966/use-of-emergency-department-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-case-of-cholecystitis
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Nicolas Lim, Aileen McCabe, John Cronin
A 54-year-old man presented with severe right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain. He denied any infective symptoms. On clinical examination, he was afebrile and anicteric. His abdomen was soft with tenderness elicited on the RUQ. A point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department demonstrated a distended gallbladder with a thickened wall and an impacted large gallstone at the neck of the gallbladder. Furthermore, the point-of-care ultrasound also identified a highly reflective echo from the anterior surface of the gallstone and marked posterior acoustic shadowing...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082325/endoscopic-treatment-of-intrauterine-device-migration-into-the-bladder-with-stone-formation
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Masayuki Sano, Kaoru Nemoto, Takafumi Miura, Yasutomo Suzuki
Background: An intrauterine device is commonly used for contraception globally. Although intrauterine device placement is an effective and safe method of contraception, migration into the bladder with stone formation is a rare and serious complication. The management approaches for an intrauterine device embedded in the bladder include endoscopic procedures and open surgical removal. In this study, we report the case of a patient with recurrent urinary tract infection associated with intrauterine device migration and urolithiasis, who successfully underwent endoscopic treatment combined with laser fragmentation...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082266/allopurinol-induced-granulomatous-hepatitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Umair Iqbal, Hafiz Umair Siddiqui, Hafsa Anwar, Ahmad Chaudhary, Abdulhadi Affan Quadri
Liver enzyme elevation is a common reason for referral to a gastroenterologist. Drugs are one of the most common reasons for asymptomatic elevation of liver enzymes. We present here a case of granulomatous hepatitis (GH) secondary to long-term use of allopurinol. An 83-year-old male with a history of chronic gout and hypertension was evaluated for elevation of liver enzymes. He denies any complaints of abdominal pain, nausea, fever, chills, weight loss, night sweats, or yellowness of skin. He denies any use of herbal medications...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081933/cystic-intra-abdominal-masses-in-children
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Luisa Ferrero, Riccardo Guanà, Giulia Carbonaro, Maria Grazia Cortese, Luca Lonati, Elisabetta Teruzzi, Jurgen Schleef
Benign intra-abdominal cystic masses in infancy are fairly uncommon and their etiopathogenesis, histology and clinical presentation differ significantly. Our aim is to report our experience in their treatment in order to discuss the best diagnostic and treatment modality. The medical records of 5 children (2M, 3F) with cystic intraabdominal masses referred to our hospital between November 2012 and September 2016, were retrospectively reviewed. All patients underwent open surgery and subsequent histopathologic analysis...
October 6, 2017: Pediatric Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076692/genital-tuberculosis-mimicking-carcinoma-ovary-can-ultrasound-guided-biopsy-be-a-resolution
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Nosheen Akhtar, Zartaj Hayat, Fatima Nazim
Genital tuberculosis mimicking carcinoma ovary is a well-known dilemma as there is no definitive serological or imaging modality for diagnosing abdominopelvic tuberculosis. A 20-years-old unmarried girl presented with complex adnexal mass, mild ascites and CA 125 >1000. Her staging laparotomy and frozen section was planned. Laparotomy revealed miliary tuberculosis and frozen section confirmed the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Patient was started with anti-tuberculosis treatment and follow up showed resolution of cysts...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074363/ultrasound-guided-femoral-and-obturator-nerves-block-in-the-psoas-compartment-in-dogs-anatomical-and-randomized-clinical-study
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Hamaseh Tayari, Giulio Tazioli, Gloria Breghi, Angela Briganti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate intraoperative and postoperative efficacy of ultrasound (US)-guided femoral (FN) and obturator (ON) nerves block, in the iliopsoas muscle compartment (IPM), using an in-plane technique. STUDY DESIGN: Anatomical research and randomized, prospective, 'blinded' clinical study. ANIMALS: Six dog cadavers and 20 client-owned dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) surgery. METHODS: In phase 1, anatomical dissections and US imaging of the IPM were performed to design an US-guided nerve block involving the FN and ON simultaneously...
April 29, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068584/hydronephrosis-in-the-course-of-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-an-underestimated-problem-current-opinions-on-the-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Wojciech Krajewski, Joanna Wojciechowska, Janusz Dembowski, Romuald Zdrojowy, Tomasz Szydełko
Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) causes a reduction in the urine flow from the renal pelvis into the ureter. Untreated UPJO may cause hydronephrosis, chronic infection or urolithiasis and will often result in progressive deterioration of renal function. Most cases of UPJO are congenital; however, the disease can be clinically silent until adulthood. Other causes, both intrinsic and extrinsic, are acquired and include urolithiasis, post-operative/inflammatory/ischemic stricture, fibroepithelial polyps, adhesions and malignancy...
August 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067636/a-novel-finding-of-rapunzel-syndrome
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Itaru Iwama, Ryusuke Nambu, Tomoko Hara
Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of gastric trichobezoar (hair ball) involving extension of a tail of the hair into the small bowel. A 13-year-old girl was admitted with a 4-day history of epigastric pain and nausea which worsened after meals. Abdominal ultrasound showed duodenal wall thickening and lymphadenopathy. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy identified a gastric trichobezoar with a tail extending into the duodenum. In addition, multiple longitudinal duodenal and jejunal ulcers were noted. The ulcers appeared to be a result of direct pressure by the tail itself against the intestinal mucosa...
October 24, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
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