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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516221/small-bowel-obstruction-due-to-ingestion-of-rubber-balls
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Alaa N Alsharief, Christopher Blackmore, Pierre Schmit
We report a case of a 10-month-old girl who presented with a 10-day history of emesis that became bilious on the last day. The initial evaluation suggested small bowel obstruction. An upper gastrointestinal study confirmed the normal location of the duodenojejunal junction with normal rotation and no evidence of midgut volvulus. Ultrasound (US) evaluation demonstrated two intraluminal lesions that do not follow the typical features of solid or cystic lesions. Two rubber balls were found at surgery to be responsible for the small bowel obstruction...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426721/diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-small-bowel-volvulus-in-adults-a-monocentric-summary-of-a-rare-small-intestinal-obstruction
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Xiaohang Li, Jialin Zhang, Baifeng Li, Dehui Yi, Chengshuo Zhang, Ning Sun, Wu Lv, Ao Jiao
OBJECTIVES: Small bowel volvulus is a rare disease, which is also challenging to diagnose. The aims of this study were to characterize the clinical and radiological features associated with small bowel volvulus and treatment and to identify risk factors for associated small bowel necrosis. METHODS: Patients with small bowel volvulus who underwent operations from January 2001 to December 2015 at the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University (Shenyang, China) were reviewed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318600/strangulated-small-bowel-obstruction-in-children
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Yi-Jung Chang, Dah-Chin Yan, Jin-Yao Lai, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chyi-Liang Chen, Shih-Yen Chen, Ming-Han Tsai
BACKGROUND: Diagnosing intestinal strangulation as a complication of small bowel obstruction (SBO) remains a considerable challenge in children. We evaluated the clinicoradiological parameters for predicting the presence of a strangulated intestine. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 69 pediatric patients who underwent operation for acute SBO. Regression analysis was used to identify the parameters for predicting strangulated SBO. RESULTS: Of the 69 patients with SBO, 27 patients had intestinal strangulation and were awarded one point each towards the overall clinical score: intractable continuous abdominal pain, tachycardia, white blood cell count >13,600/mm(3), and abdominal distention...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314199/unusual-ultrasound-appearance-of-small-bowel-intussusception-and-secondary-bowel-obstruction-in-a-child-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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Lei Wu, Ramesh S Iyer, George T Drugas, A Luana Stanescu
Small bowel intussusception (SBI) in pediatric patients resolves spontaneously in the majority of cases. Pathologic small bowel intussusception with a lead point is rare in children. Ultrasound (US) is the preferred initial imaging study for the diagnosis of intussusception. We report a case of long-segment SBI and secondary bowel obstruction caused by a large hamartomatous polyp. This case emphasizes unique, atypical ultrasound findings that may be encountered in small bowel intussusception, with correlative radiographic, CT (computed tomography) and intra-operative findings...
May 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248040/-technical-features-of-intestinal-ureteroplasty-part-5-bilateral-ureteroplasty
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B K Komyakov, V A Ochelenko, T Kh Al-Attar, A Kh Gaziev
AIM: To present the results and the technical features of the various methods of bilateral ileal ureteroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2001 to 2016, 154 patients (mean age 52+/-9.2 years) underwent ileal and appendicular substitution of the ureter and urinary bladder. Study participants comprised 70 (45.4%) men and 84 (54.6%) women. All patients underwent comprehensive examination, including ultrasound, X-ray, radioisotope and endoscopic tests. Bilateral isolated ileal ureteroplasty was performed in 20 patients (40 substituted ureters) whereof in 14, 5 and 1 cases U-shaped, 7-shaped and two separate grafts were used, respectively...
December 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216077/prenatal-diagnosis-and-outcome-of-fetal-gastrointestinal-obstruction
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Patricio E Lau, Stephanie Cruz, Christopher I Cassady, Amy R Mehollin-Ray, Rodrigo Ruano, Sundeep Keswani, Timothy C Lee, Oluyinka O Olutoye, Darrell L Cass
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of prenatal diagnosis for fetuses with gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction with correlation to postnatal outcomes. METHODS: Fetuses diagnosed with GI obstruction (excluding esophageal and duodenal) were reviewed for those evaluated between 2006 and 2016. Prenatal diagnosis and imaging studies were compared to postnatal findings. Outcomes evaluated included diagnostic accuracy, rate of other anomalies, neonatal length of stay, incidence of short bowel syndrome, and discharge with TPN or gastrostomy...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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/27920022/adult-ileocolic-intussusception-caused-by-burkitt-lymphoma
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Daniele Bernardi, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina
Ileocolic intussusception due to Burkitt lymphoma is extremely rare in adults. A man aged 17 years presented with a history of recurrent abdominal pain over the past 3 weeks. The abdomen was distended with diffuse tenderness, and bowel sounds were present. Abdominal ultrasound and CT scans showed evidence of small bowel obstruction with marked wall thickening in the ileocecal region and 'target' signs suggestive for intussusception. At laparoscopy, a mass involving the caecum and the terminal ileum was found, along with multiple locoregional nodes, which was highly suggestive of malignancy...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818823/intraluminal-meckel-s-duplication-cyst-causing-bowel-obstruction-in-an-infant-a-role-for-laparotomy
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Mitchell R Ladd, Alejandro V Garcia, Derek B Allison, Jeffrey R Lukish
This report describes a two-month-old girl who presented with signs and symptoms of a distal small bowel obstruction. She underwent an abdominal ultrasound that revealed a right lower quadrant cystic mass. A Technetium-99 scan revealed increased activity in the right lower quadrant consistent with a Meckel's diverticulum. Following a nondiagnostic laparoscopic evaluation, a laparotomy was performed to allow direct palpation of the small bowel and colon. Direct palpation of the ileum revealed a soft intraluminal mass at the ileocecal valve...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27625732/a-curious-case-of-right-upper-quadrant-abdominal-pain
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Andrew Grock, Wendy Chan, Ian S deSouza
An otherwise healthy 36-year-old man presented with sudden-onset right upper quadrant abdominal pain and vomiting. A bedside ultrasound, performed to evaluate hepatobiliary pathology, revealed a normal gallbladder but free intraperitoneal fluid. After an expedited CT and emergent explorative laparotomy, the patient was diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction with ischemia secondary to midgut volvulus. Though midgut volvulus is rare in adults, delays in definitive diagnosis and management can result in bowel necrosis...
September 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596226/duodenal-atresia-with-apple-peel-configuration-of-the-ileum-and-absent-superior-mesenteric-artery
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Radović V Saša, Lazovic Ranko, Crnogorac Snezana, Banjac Lidija, Suhih Djordje
BACKGROUND: Embryologically, duodenal atresia results from inadequate recanalisation and proliferation of gut epithelius in the 6th week of gestation, while apple-pee atresia of small bowel is a consequence of a vascular accident in subsequent embryonic development, and the two are rather rarely manifested as a joint clinical entity. CASE PRESENTATION: We present here a 29 week preterm boy admitted to the intensive care unit due to breathing difficulties and low birthweight...
2016: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529029/overview-of-point-of-care-abdominal-ultrasound-in-emergency-and-critical-care
#12
REVIEW
Toru Kameda, Nobuyuki Taniguchi
Point-of-care abdominal ultrasound (US), which is performed by clinicians at bedside, is increasingly being used to evaluate clinical manifestations, to facilitate accurate diagnoses, and to assist procedures in emergency and critical care. Methods for the assessment of acute abdominal pain with point-of-care US must be developed according to accumulated evidence in each abdominal region. To detect hemoperitoneum, the methodology of a focused assessment with sonography for a trauma examination may also be an option in non-trauma patients...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27509833/small-bowel-intussusception-from-renal-cell-carcinoma-metastasis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Gabriele Bellio, Tommaso Cipolat Mis, Gladiola Kaso, Roberto Dattola, Biagio Casagranda, Marina Bortul
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma is the most frequent malignant neoplasia of the kidney accounting for 90 % of all renal solid tumors. Metastases from renal cell carcinoma are rarely located in the small bowel and generally their clinical presentation includes bleeding and obstruction. Intussusception in adults is an extremely rare pathological condition and only 30 to 35 % of small bowel intussusceptions are derived from malignant lesions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report here a clinical case of a 75-year-old white man hospitalized for anemia and subocclusion...
August 11, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27342894/current-role-of-ultrasound-in-small-bowel-imaging
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REVIEW
Anita Wale, James Pilcher
Bowel ultrasound is cheap, relatively quick, allows dynamic evaluation of the bowel, has no radiation burden, is well tolerated by patients, and allows repeat imaging. Bowel ultrasound requires a systematic assessment of the entire bowel using high-frequency probes. In addition, hydrosonography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound may be performed. We present the normal sonographic appearances of large and small bowel and the sonographic appearances of acute appendicitis, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, intussusception, infectious enteritis, intestinal tuberculosis, small bowel ileus and obstruction, small bowel ischemia, and malignant tumors...
August 2016: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT, and MR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27338166/an-activating-gucy2c-mutation-causes-impaired-contractility-and-fluid-stagnation-in-the-small-bowel
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Hilde Løland von Volkmann, Kim Nylund, Rune Rose Tronstad, Nils Hovdenak, Trygve Hausken, Torunn Fiskerstrand, Odd Helge Gilja
OBJECTIVE: Familial GUCY2C diarrhoea syndrome (FGDS) is caused by an activating mutation in the GUCY2C gene encoding the receptor guanylate cyclase C in enterocytes. Activation leads to increased secretion of fluid into the intestinal lumen. Twenty percent of the patients have increased risk of Crohn's disease and intestinal obstruction (CD, 20%) and the condition resembles irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea. We aimed to describe fluid content, contractility, peristaltic activity and bowel wall thickness in the intestine in fasting FGDS patients, using ultrasound, with healthy volunteers serving as controls...
November 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27333193/gut-and-liver-in-vasculitic-disorders
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Ulf Müller-Ladner
BACKGROUND: Although the gastrointestinal (GI) tract including its related organs is not generally regarded as one of the primary organ systems of primary and secondary vasculitic disorders, there are numerous mechanisms of these diseases operative in or around the different structures and compartments of the GI tract. KEY MESSAGES: A majority of the respective clinical symptoms and problems are linked to an alteration of (peri)vascular homeostasis. Alteration of perivascular matrix metabolism can also affect the functional integrity and motility of the GI tract...
2016: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27317480/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-small-bowel-obstruction-an-ed-case-series
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Vigil James, Faisal S Alsani, Claudio Fregonas, Jade Seguin, Mark O Tessaro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27298642/ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-enteric-duplication-cyst-the-gut-signature
#18
Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Gianfranco Vallone
Gastrointestinal duplication cyst is a rare congenital anomaly that may occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract from the tongue to the anus. Such cysts occur most commonly in the small bowel and about half are in the mesenteric border of the ileum. Such cystic duplications communicate only rarely with the intestinal lumen although the cysts are attached to the intestine and may even share a common wall with the adjacent alimentary tract. These lesions can vary in shape, being cystic or tubular, and often show the same structure of the adjacent normal bowel...
June 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27141237/rapunzel-syndrome-rare-tale-of-a-broken-tail
#19
Narvir S Chauhan, Satish Kumar, Rohit Bhoil
BACKGROUND: Rapunzel syndrome is a rare and unique form of trichobezoar, in which a cast of hairs is formed in the stomach with its 'tail' extending up to varying lengths into the small bowel. Almost all cases described in literature are of 'classic' and more common form of Rapunzel. Sometimes however, the tail of bezoar is broken into smaller fragments. There is not much literature available on this rarer subset of Rapunzel syndrome. CASE REPORT: In this report we present the ultrasound (USG) and CT findings of a case of Rapunzel syndrome in which the tail had broken into five separate fragments...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27018073/mechanical-small-bowel-obstruction-due-to-migrated-endoscopic-ultrasound-placed-stents
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Shana N S Norhadi, Liang Low, Zdenek Dubrava, Daniel G Croagh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2016: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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