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Amanda V Jenson, Robert Scranton, Danielle D Antosh, Richard K Simpson
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.7759/cureus.671.].
October 12, 2016: Curēus
Gleim Dias de Souza, Luciana Rodrigues Queiroz Souza, Ronaldo Máfia Cuenca, Bárbara Stephane de Medeiros Jerônimo, Guilherme Medeiros de Souza, Vinícius Martins Vilela
Introduction: Contrast computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are widely used due to its image quality and ability to study pancreatic and peripancreatic morphology. The understanding of the various subtypes of the disease and identification of possible complications requires a familiarity with the terminology, which allows effective communication between the different members of the multidisciplinary team. Aim: Demonstrate the terminology and parameters to identify the different classifications and findings of the disease based on the international consensus for acute pancreatitis ( Atlanta Classification 2012)...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
Kyung Hee Kim, Chan Gyoo Kim, Young-Woo Kim, Hae Moon, Jee Eun Choi, Soo-Jeong Cho, Jong Yeul Lee, Il Ju Choi
Phlegmonous gastritis is a rare and rapidly progressive bacterial infection of the stomach wall, with a high mortality rate. Antibiotics with or without surgical treatment are required for treatment. We present a case in which phlegmonous gastritis occurred during the diagnostic evaluation of early gastric cancer. The patient showed improvement after antibiotic treatment, but attempted endoscopic submucosal dissection failed because of submucosal pus. We immediately applied argon plasma coagulation since surgical resection was also considered a high-risk procedure because of the submucosal pus and multiple comorbidities...
September 2016: Journal of Gastric Cancer
Michał Ławiński, Karol Forysiński, Agnieszka Bzikowska, Justyna Z Kostro, Aleksandra Gradowska, Marek Pertkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The ESPEN guidelines on long-term (> 3 months) parenteral nutrition recommend the use of tunnelled central venous catheters (CVCs) to minimise the risk of insertion site infection. A developed symptomatic infection of the soft tissue tunnel surrounding a CVC may rapidly become directly life threatening if the infection progresses along the catheter tunnel towards its end inserted into the venous system. This requires immediate management to eliminate infection and limit its effects...
2016: Przegla̜d Gastroenterologiczny
Yuki Matsuura-Otsuki, Takaaki Hanafusa, Takeshi Namiki, Makiko Ueno, Shown Tokoro, Ken Igawa, Hiroo Yokozeki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
Yujiro Tanaka, Hiroo Uchida, Hiroshi Kawashima, Michimasa Fujiogi, Keisuke Suzuki, Shinya Takazawa, Kyoichi Deie, Hizuru Amano, Tadashi Iwanaka
BACKGROUND: Although nonoperative treatment (non-OPT) for complicated appendicitis is performed widely, the long-term outcomes and merits of interval appendectomy (IA) need to be evaluated. METHODS: Between April 2007 and December 2013, all appendicitis patients with well-circumscribed abscess or phlegmon were required to select either laparoscopic surgery (OPT) or non-OPT with optional IA on admission. Optional IA was planned at ≥3months after non-OPT. For non-OPT, intravenous injection of antibiotics was continued until the serum C-reactive protein concentration decreased to <0...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
H A Heij, M J van Lieburg
Non-surgical treatment of acute phlegmonous appendicitis has been receiving increasing attention in recent years, representing a reversal of policy. The appendectomy came into vogue at the beginning of the 20th century. It is true that prompt surgical intervention in all patients with appendicitis or an indication thereof almost guarantees success, but it gradually came to be forgotten that this intervention was not always necessary. In this article we will document the historical development of this disease and its treatment, and return to the original reports made by pathologist Reginald Fitz and the internist William Osler to show that their opinion was not black and white...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Martin Salö, Nittaya Marungruang, Bodil Roth, Tiia Sundberg, Pernilla Stenström, Einar Arnbjörnsson, Frida Fåk, Bodil Ohlsson
BACKGROUND/AIM: The role of the microbiome has been widely discussed in the etiology of appendicitis. The primary aim was to evaluate the microbiome in the normal appendix and in appendicitis specifically divided into the three clinically and histopathologically defined grades of inflammation. Secondary aims were to examine whether there were any microbiome differences between proximal and distal appendices, and relate the microbiome with histopathological findings. METHODS: A prospective pilot study was conducted of children undergoing appendectomy for appendicitis...
September 9, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
James Forsyth, Konstantinos Lasithiotakis, Mark Peter
AIM: An appendix mass is the result of a walled-off perforation of the appendix which localises, resulting in a mass and it is encountered in up to 7% of patients presenting with acute appendicitis. However, its management is controversial due to the lack of high level evidence. This review article sets out a rationale diagnostic and therapeutic strategy for the appendix mass based upon up-to-date available evidence. METHODS: A literature review of the investigation and management of appendix mass/complicated appendicitis was undertaken using PubMed, EMBASE and Google Scholar...
September 6, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
Amanda V Jenson M D, Robert Scranton, Danielle D Antosh, Richard K Simpson
Lumbosacral osteomyelitis and discitis are usually a result of hematogenous spread; rarely it can result from direct inoculation during a surgical procedure. Bacteria may also track along implanted devices to a different location. This is a rare complication seen from pelvic organ prolapse surgery with sacral colpopexy. A 67-year-old female developed increasing lower back pain four months following a laparoscopic sacral colpopexy. Imaging revealed lumbar 5-sacral 1 (L5-S1) osteomyelitis and discitis with associated phlegmon confirmed by percutaneous biopsy and culture...
2016: Curēus
Junpei Sasajima, Jiro Uehara, Takuma Goto, Shugo Fujibayashi, Kazuya Koizumi, Yusuke Mizukami, Akemi Ishida-Yamamoto, Mikihiro Fujiya, Toshikatsu Okumura
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic involvement of angiosarcoma is extremely rare. METHODS: We herein report a rare case of angiosarcoma associated with chronic lymphedema (Stewart-Treves syndrome) with pancreatic metastasis that was diagnosed using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)/fine needle aspiration (FNA). RESULTS: A 43-year-old woman with a history of radical hysterectomy with bilateral inguinal lymphadenectomy and chemoradiotherapy for cervical cancer 15 years prior noticed the presence of erythematous indurative plaques on her right femoral region, where chronic lymphedema had developed...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Lara Senekjian, Raminder Nirula, Brandon Bellows, Richard Nelson
BACKGROUND: Patients with phlegmonous appendicitis can be managed nonoperatively, yet debate continues about the need for interval appendectomy (IA), given the low risk of recurrence or neoplasm. We sought to determine for which patient age interval appendectomy is cost-effective. METHODS: Using TreeAge software, a cost-effectiveness model was developed. Two strategies were compared, IA and no interval appendectomy (NIA). Interval appendectomy patients were modeled with probability of benign pathology, cancer or inflammatory bowel disease, and possible operative complications...
October 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Emilie Dehours, Marie-Laure Tourneret, Patrick Roux, Julien Tabarly
French maritime tele-medical assistance is currently performed by a telephone consultation associated with complementary transmission of data (photographs, electrocardiograms, etc.) over the internet. Five case reports are presented to illustrate how photo transmission is useful to managing initial care and monitoring isolated patients. Case reports included: Case 1: management of a hand burn; Case 2: management of a finger wound; Case 3: management of an ocular foreign body; Case 4: management of a subungual haematoma; Case 5: management of phlegmon...
2016: International Maritime Health
Hagen Frickmann, Sven A Jungblut
BACKGROUND: Asymptomatic and oligosymptomatic appendicitis are rare and challenging diagnoses that should not be missed. CASE PRESENTATION: A young female patient presented with mild to moderate pain in the middle and lower abdomen, and the results of physical examination, including digital rectal examination, were otherwise non-contributory. Ultrasonography demonstrated a marked increase of the outer appendiceal diameter up to 12 mm and a trace of free liquid around the terminal ileum...
2016: Military Medical Research
Laura F Goodman, Cyrus P Bateni, John W Bishop, Robert J Canter
Complications from lost gallstones after cholecystectomy are rare but varied from simple perihepatic abscess to empyema and expectoration of gallstones. Gallstone complications have been reported in nearly every organ system, although reports of malignant masquerade of retained gallstones are few. We present the case of an 87-year-old woman with a flank soft tissue tumor 4 years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The initial clinical, radiographic and biopsy findings were consistent with soft tissue sarcoma (STS), but careful review of her case in multidisciplinary conference raised the suspicion for retained gallstones rather than STS...
2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Jacopo Guccione, Christian Carcasole, Maher Alsaaod, Luigi D'Andrea, Antonio Di Loria, Angela De Rosa, Paolo Ciaramella, Adrian Steiner
BACKGROUND: Lameness represents the third most important health-related cause of economic loss in the dairy industry after fertility and mastitis. Although, dairy Mediterranean Buffaloes (MB) and dairy cows share similar breeding systems predisposing to similar herd problems, published studies exploring its relevance and role in these ruminants are still rare and incomplete. The aims of this study were to describe the clinical findings of foot disorders (FDs) in dairy MB and their influence on animal welfare, determined by assessment of locomotion score (LS), body condition score (BCS) and cleanliness score (CS)...
2016: BMC Veterinary Research
Carol A Kauffman, Anurag N Malani
In mid-September 2012, the largest healthcare-associated outbreak in U.S. history began. Before it was over, 751 patients were reported with fungal meningitis, stroke, spinal or paraspinal infection, or peripheral osteoarticular infection, and 64 (8.5%) died. Most patients had undergone epidural injection, and a few osteoarticular injection, of methylprednisolone acetate that had been manufactured at the New England Compounding Center (NECC). The offending pathogen in most cases was Exserohilum rostratum, a brown-black soil organism that previously was a rare cause of human infection...
April 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
Samir Delibegović, Zlatan Mehmedović
BACKGROUND: Closure of the appendiceal stump is the most critical part of laparoscopic appendectomy. Establishing the average diameter of the inflamed appendix, and forming the appropriate size of clip, endoloop or stapler length, would make this critical phase of laparoscopic appendectomy easier. METHODS: One hundred and fifty consecutive patients, with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis, were included in this study and divided into three groups according to the histological verification of the status of the infection, as follows: phlegmonous, gangrenous and perforated forms of acute appendicitis...
October 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Tsuyoshi Odai, Takenori Hibino
Phlegmonous gastritis (PG) is a nonspecific suppurative inflammation disease arising from the submucosal layer, and extending to the full thickness of the stomach. We herein report on a case of acute PG which was diagnosed with abdominal ultrasonography. A 64-year-old man presented at a hospital after having recently undergone pacemaker implantation for the treatment of complete atrioventricular block. He was admitted as an emergency due to a fever of 39 degrees C. He showed anorexia, epigastralgia, vomiting of coffee-ground emesis on the second hospital day, and abdominal ultrasonography (AUS) performed on the third hospital day showed the disappearance of the normal laminated structure and hypoechoic thickening of the stomach walls...
March 2016: Kansenshōgaku Zasshi. the Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases
Samet Yardımcı, Mustafa Ümit Uğurlu, Mümin Coşkun, Wafi Attaallah, Şevket Cumhur Yeğen
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of perforation in acute appendicitis (AA) allows surgeons to select the most appropriate treatment. The aim of the present study was to determine whether preoperative neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and mean platelet volume (MPV) could predict perforation in AA. METHODS: Data collected from 413 consecutive patients with AA and 100 healthy controls were analyzed retrospectively. Patients were categorized as having had phlegmonous appendicitis, appendicitis with localized peritonitis, or appendicitis with perforation and/or gangrene...
March 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
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