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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934803/two-interesting-cases-of-meralgia-paraesthetica
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Christopher David Jones, Luke Guiot, Mark Portelli, Timothy Bullen, Paul Skaife
Meralgia paraesthetica (MP) is a condition originally described by Bernhardt in 1878 and was eventually named by Roth in 1895. It is caused by compression of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) resulting in varying types of discomfort. Severity of the symptoms can range from mildly uncomfortable to painfully disabling. In this article we discuss 2 patients with a LFCN injury occurring as a result of laparoscopic ventral rectopexy (LVR). The first patient is a 46-year-old female who reported pain and dysesthesia in the left groin and the anterolateral thigh, 2 days post LCR...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930626/pilot-study-whole-body-manual-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-sat-therapy-improved-pain-and-sat-structure-in-women-with-lipedema
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Karen L Herbst, Christopher Ussery, Alyna Eekema
Background Lipedema is a common painful subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) disorder in women affecting the limbs. SAT therapy is a manual therapy to improve soft tissue quality. Objective Determine if SAT therapy improves pain and structure of lipedema SAT. Design Single arm prospective pilot study. Setting Academic medical center. Patients Seven women, 46 ± 5 years, weight 90 ± 19 kg, with lipedema. Intervention Twelve 90-min SAT therapy sessions over 4 weeks. Outcomes Dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans, SAT ultrasound (Vevo 2100), leg volumetrics, skin caliper assessment, tissue exam, weight, resting metabolic rate, pain assessment, lower extremity functional scale (LEFS) and body shape questionnaire (BSQ) at baseline and end of study...
September 20, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921307/cam-morphology-and-inguinal-pathologies-is-there-a-possible-connection
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G N Bisciotti, F Di Marzo, A Auci, F Parra, G Cassaghi, A Corsini, M Petrera, P Volpi, Z Vuckovic, M Panascì, R Zini
BACKGROUND: To analyse the prevalences of the cam and pincer morphologies in a cohort of patients with groin pain syndrome caused by inguinal pathologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients (40 men and 4 women) who suffered from groin pain syndrome were enrolled in the study. All the patients were radiographically and clinically evaluated following a standardised protocol established by the First Groin Pain Syndrome Italian Consensus Conference on Terminology, Clinical Evaluation and Imaging Assessment in Groin Pain in Athlete...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904246/questions-from-and-answers-to-a-patient-with-groin-hernia
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Tolga Dinc, Selami Ilgaz Kayilioglu, Ufuk Utku Goktug, Faruk Coskun
Inguinal hernia surgical treatment are the most commonly performed operations in general surgery practice. There is a need for detailed anatomical knowledge and surgical skills to satisfactorily treat this disease. In this review, we aimed to present up-to-date information and approaches on basic diagnosis, treatment, complications and management of inguinal hernias in our institution. KEY WORDS: Chronic pain, Groin hernia, Inguinal hernia, Recurrence, Surgery.
September 4, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890413/persistent-postherniorrhaphy-pain-following-inguinal-hernia-repair-a-cross-sectional-study-of-prevalence-pain-characteristics-and-effects-on-quality-of-life
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Tolga Ergönenç, Serbülent Gökhan Beyaz, Hande Özocak, Onur Palabıyık, Fatih Altıntoprak
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inguinal pain due to the inguinal hernia repair is still a serious consideration, and its incidence is evident in approximately 3%-6% of the patients. The purpose of this study was performed to assess the prevalence of chronic pain after inguinal hernia repair and the effects on the quality of life in our patient. METHODS: The records of the patients who were 18 years of age or older and had had an inguinal hernia repair under spinal anesthesia after receiving a diagnosis of inguinal hernia at this hospital from 2009 to 2015 were accessed through the hospital's data system...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888707/the-value-of-laparoscopy-in-the-management-of-chronic-groin-pain
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Abdulzahra Hussain, Ihsan Al-Shoek, Ajay Arora, Jonathan Walczak, Shamsi El-Hasani
BACKGROUND: Chronic groin pain problem represents a diagnostic and management challenge. This study is reporting all patients who underwent laparoscopic exploration of the groin and pelvis for undiagnosed chronic groin pain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study. Evaluators were not involved in the operations. Laparoscopic exploration and mesh insertion using Trans-Abdominal Pre-Preitoneal (TAPP) approach was performed for all patients. Follow up in the; clinic at 2 weeks and 6 months was arranged...
September 6, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877751/inguinal-canal-angioleiomyoma-case-report-of-a-rare-disease-entity-within-inguinal-canal
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Jianwen Liu, Rockson Wei, Xuefei Yang, Xinping Shen, Jing Guan, Joe King Man Fan
BACKGROUND: Angioleiomyoma is an uncommon benign soft tissue tumor and originates from the vascular smooth muscle. It often causes pain and is rarely found in inguinal region. We present a rare case of inguinal canal angioleiomyoma of a female patient who suffered from right groin pain for 4 years and mimicking inguinal hernia clinically. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 53-year-old Chinese female patient presented with 4-year history of right groin pain which was exacerbated by movement...
September 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876694/comparing-outcomes-after-laparoscopic-totally-extraperitoneal-repair-versus-open-lichtenstein-repair-of-inguinoscrotal-hernia-at-dr-george-mukhari-academic-hospital
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B Shazi, M Z Koto
BACKGROUND: Inguinal hernia is a common surgical condition. Inguinal hernia can present with a wide variety of symptoms. It can even extend into the scrotum resulting in what is known as an inguinoscrotal hernia. At Dr George Mukhari Hospital, approximately 5-10% of patients with inguinal hernia present with inguinoscrotal hernia. There is paucity of data on the role of laparoscopy in the management of inguinoscrotal hernia. At our institution some of the patients with inguinoscrotal hernia are offered open (Lichtenstein) repair whilst others are offered totally extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic repair...
June 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869014/-iliac-haematoma-as-a-differential-diagnosis-to-lumbar-disc-herniation
#9
Esben Stistrup Lauritzen, Klaus Kjær Petersen
After a fall without fracture an 83-year-old man who was treated with warfarin was admitted with severe groin pain on the left hip. A few days later he had reduced strength in hip flexion and knee extension, absent patellar tendon reflex, and decreased sensibility of the anterior thigh and the medial lower leg. A magnetic resonance imaging revealed a large haematoma in the left iliac muscle. Iliac haematoma-induced femoral nerve compression neuropathy is a rare condition but should be considered as a differential diagnosis for L4 root compression in patients, who are receiving anticoagulant therapy...
August 14, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867912/deep-inferior-epigastric-perforator-free-flaps-for-use-in-complicated-groin-wound-repair-a-case-report-of-severe-groin-scar-contracture-and-review-of-pedicled-and-free-flaps-in-groin-wound-repair
#10
James D Kotick, Roger S Sandelin, Richard D Klein
The use of pedicled and free flaps for tissue transfer and coverage has become a common practice in modern plastic surgery. An area that presents considerable challenge for tissue coverage is the groin. Defects in this area are complicated by issues such as prior surgery; scar contracture; extension of the defect beyond the borders of the groin; radiation damage; high probability of infection; and involvement of vital underlying structures, the genitalia, and perineal and perianal area. Therefore, the choice of donor site and flap usage is often difficult...
August 2017: Journal of Hand and Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866773/chronic-testicular-and-groin-pain-pathway-to-relief
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Nahomy Calixte, Jamin Brahmbhatt, Sijo Parekattil
The management of patients suffering with chronic testicular and groin pain is very challenging. With increased awareness of men's health, more patients and clinicians are open to talk about this complex problem that affects over 100,000 men/year. The pathogenesis of chronic orchialgia is still not clear, but there are several postulated theories. Treatment options include conservative medical therapy with NSAIDs, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and narcotics. Surgical options such as targeted microsurgical denervation and microcryoablation can provide permanent durable pain relief...
September 2, 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866262/groin-pain-associated-with-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunction-and-lumbar-disorders
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Daisuke Kurosawa, Eiichi Murakami, Toshimi Aizawa
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the prevalence of groin pain in patients with sacroiliac joint (SIJ) dysfunction, lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS), and lumbar disc herniation (LDH) who did not have hip disorders, and evaluated the clinical features that distinguished SIJ dysfunction from LSS and LDH. PATIENT AND METHODS: We evaluated 127 patients (57 men, 70 women, average age 55 years) with SIJ dysfunction, 146 (98 men, 48 women, average age 71 years) with LSS, and 124 (83 men, 41 women, average age 50 years) with LDH...
October 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856355/referral-patterns-for-chronic-groin-pain-and-athletic-pubalgia-sports-hernia-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings-treatment-and-outcomes
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Mark P Zoland, Matthew E Maeder, Joseph C Iraci, Devon A Klein
Chronic groin pain is a common problem and has been well-described in high-performance athletes. Its presentation in the recreational athlete has been less frequently described. We present the experience of a tertiary group of physicians specializing in groin pain and athletic pubalgia. Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol was employed. Surgery was performed in patients failing non-surgical management. A retrospective review was performed. Of 117 mostly non-professional athletes, there were 79 MRI-positive cases of athletic pubalgia (68%)...
July 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856333/acute-global-testicular-infarction-post-evar-from-cholesterol-embolisation-can-be-mistaken-for-torsion
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T Pathmarajah, M Abdelhamid, A S Tenna, D J W Paton, J A Hockley, S Jansen
INTRODUCTION: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is the most commonly used approach for treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). Testicular infarction is a rare complication of EVAR. A novel case of acute global testicular infarction post-EVAR from cholesterol embolisation mimicking torsion is presented. REPORT: A 75 year old man developed acute right testicular ischaemia requiring orchidectomy following EVAR of an infrarenal aortic aneurysm. The patient was initially diagnosed with testicular torsion as the aetiology of the infarction; however, on re-analysis of histopathology it was found to be secondary to cholesterol emboli...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846155/dermoscope-guided-lesional-biopsy-to-diagnose-ema-ck7-ck20-extramammary-paget-s-disease-with-an-extensive-lesion
#15
Antonio Chuh, Vijay Zawar, Regina Fölster-Holst
Dermoscopy has been reported to facilitate the diagnosis of extramammary Paget's disease (EMPD).(1-3) We report here the first application of dermoscope-guided lesional biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of EMPD. A 60-year-old male presented with a pruritic and painful rash over his left groin region for six months. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
August 28, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840390/laparoscopic-mesh-removal-for-otherwise-intractable-inguinal-pain-following-endoscopic-hernia-repair-is-feasible-safe-and-may-be-effective-in-selected-patients
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G D Slooter, W A R Zwaans, C W Perquin, R M H Roumen, M R M Scheltinga
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is preferred over an open technique because of reduced recovery time, favorable cost effectiveness, and less chronic postoperative inguinal pain. Nevertheless, some patients develop a nociceptive inguinal pain syndrome possibly related to the presence of the mesh. This is the first study describing feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of laparoscopic mesh removal in patients with chronic pain after endoscopic hernia repair. METHODS: Pre- and intraoperative data of chronic pain patients scheduled for endoscopic mesh removal were prospectively collected by a standard evaluation form...
August 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840145/athletic-pubalgia-in-females-predictive-value-of-mri-in-outcomes-of-endoscopic-surgery
#17
Markku Matikainen, Heikki Hermunen, Hannu Paajanen
BACKGROUND: Athletic pubalgia is typically associated with male athletes participating in contact sports and less frequently with females. Endoscopic surgery may fully treat the patient with athletic pubalgia. PURPOSE: To perform an outcomes analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and endoscopic surgery in female patients with athletic pubalgia. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: Fifteen physically active female patients (mean age, 37 years) with athletic pubalgia were treated surgically via placement of total extraperitoneal endoscopic polypropylene mesh behind the injured groin area...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811743/retroperitoneal-bleeding-an-experience-during-prophylactic-anticoagulation-in-a-patient-with-nephrotic-syndrome
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Mari Okada, Tetsu Akimoto, Mutsumi Kawamata, Toshimi Imai, Erika Hishida, Marina Kohara, Atsushi Miki, Takuya Murakami, Taro Sugase, Takahiro Masuda, Yuko Ono, Yoshihiko Ueda, Osamu Saito, Shigeaki Muto, Daisuke Nagata
The association between nephrotic syndrome (NS) and a hypercoagulable state has been demonstrated. Controlling the blood clotting activity may therefore be attractive for patients with nephrosis in terms of thromboembolism prophylaxis. We herein report a 75-year-old woman with minimal change disease who developed pains in the right back, groin, and thigh because of retroperitoneal bleeding during prophylactic anticoagulation with unfractionated heparin. Although this procedure has not been accepted as the standard of care for patients with nephrosis, pharmacologic prophylaxis may already be practiced empirically, as in the present patient...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791610/pain-and-quality-of-life-after-inguinal-hernia-surgery-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-lightweight-vs-heavyweight-mesh-supermesh-study
#19
Stefano Bona, Riccardo Rosati, Enrico Opocher, Barbara Fiore, Marco Montorsi
Mesh repair has significantly reduced recurrence rate after groin hernia surgery. Recently, attention has shifted to issues such as chronic pain and discomfort, leading to development of lightweight and partially re-absorbable meshes. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of lightweight mesh vs heavyweight mesh on post-operative pain, discomfort and quality of life in short and medium term after inguinal hernia surgery. Eight hundred and eight patients with primary inguinal hernia were allocated to anterior repair (Lichtenstein technique) using a lightweight mesh (Ultrapro(®)) or a heavyweight mesh (Prolene(®))...
August 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790095/reduction-en-masse-of-inguinal-hernia-a-review-of-a-rare-and-potential-fatal-complication-following-reduction-of-inguinal-hernia
#20
Ashanga Yatawatta
Reduction en masse is reduction of a hernial sac into the pre-peritoneal space with a loop of bowel remaining incarcerated at the neck of the sac, leading to early strangulation. This is a rare complication, usually encountered with inguinal hernias, with a false reassurance to the patient and the treating physician that complete reduction has been achieved. Unless early intervention is carried out, this condition will typically present with worsening pain and absence of an appreciable hernia bulge at the groin, and intestinal necrosis may be encountered on exploration...
August 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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