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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219849/surgical-management-of-malignant-bowel-obstruction-in-recurrent-pancreatic-cancer
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Hyung Sun Kim, Joon Seong Park, Jin Hong Lim, Ja Hoon Back, Dong Sup Yoon
INTRODUCTION: Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) is harrowing complication of gastrointestinal cancers. Only a few studies have reported on the surgical roles of bowel obstruction from recurrent pancreatic cancer. We report successfully management for malignant bowel obstruction by palliative surgery for relief of symptoms. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 43 year old man was diagnosed with pancreatic tail cancer. After distal pancreatectomy, he underwent six cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218630/jejunal-carcinoid-tumors-presenting-as-small-bowel-obstruction
#2
David Ballard, Ryan Fransman, Guillermo Sangster, Matthew Ayo, Navdeep Samra
Carcinoid tumors are the most common form of gut neuroendocrine tumors, however, they rarely present with small bowel obstruction. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman without prior abdominal operations who presented with symptoms of small bowel obstruction. Computed tomography (CT) showed multiple air fluid levels and a transition point in the left mesentery with two soft tissue densities at the same level. The patient was taken to the operating room for surgical exploration, which showed two intramural masses in the mid and distal jejunum, which surgical pathology showed to be stage IIIB carcinoid tumor...
January 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218383/stereotactic-ablative-radiation-therapy-as-a-potential-curative-treatment-in-duodenal-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
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Francesco Maria Aquilanti, Maria Cristina Barba, Federico Bianciardi, Barbara Tolu, Barbara Nardiello, Giorgio Hamid Raza, Randa El Gawhary, Chiara D'Ambrosio, PierCarlo Gentile
PURPOSE: One of the rarest gastrointestinal neoplasm is small bowel cancer. Experience with its treatment modalities is limited. Stereotactic ablative radiation therapy (SABR) has improved, with image-guided radiation therapy becoming a curative option in many tumors. Especially when surgery cannot be performed due to comorbidities, SABR provides a good toxicity profile and an excellent tumor control rate owing to its specific schedule: high dose on a limited and well-defined area. METHODS: An 83-year-old man had arterial hypertension and congestive cardiomyopathy, with recent history of upper abdominal pain, weight loss over 10 kg, and progressive severe fatigue...
February 11, 2017: Tumori
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...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208934/enteric-duplication-cyst-leading-to-volvulus-an-unusual-cause-of-acute-intestinal-obstruction-a-case-report
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Raju Rangaswamy, Kuotho T Nyuwi, Chabungbam Gyan Singh, Ty Apila Sangtam, Lalhruaitluanga Varte
Enteric Duplication Cysts (EDC) is a rare congenital malformation, usually found in mesenteric side of Gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Generally patients present with non-specific symptoms depending on size and location of the cyst in GI tract. EDC presenting as small bowel volvulus is a rare clinical entity. Herein, we are reporting a 16-year-old adolescent girl who presented to Emergency Department (ED) with the features of acute bowel obstruction with septicemia. Patient underwent exploratory laparotomy which revealed dilated, twisted, gangrenous bowel due to a cystic lesion adjacent to the mesenteric side...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207436/multicenter-observational-study-of-adhesion-formation-after-open-and-laparoscopic-surgery-for-colorectal-cancer
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Martijn W J Stommel, Richard P G Ten Broek, Chema Strik, Gerrit D Slooter, Cornelis Verhoef, Dirk J Grünhagen, Peter van Duijvendijk, Marc H A Bemelmans, Marcel den Dulk, Colin Sietses, Tjarda N T van Heek, Peter B van den Boezem, Johannes H W de Wilt, Harry van Goor
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare adhesion formation after laparoscopic and open colorectal cancer resection. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: After colorectal surgery, most patients develop adhesions, with a high burden of complications. Laparoscopy seems to reduce adhesion formation, but evidence is poor. Trials comparing open- and laparoscopic colorectal surgery have never assessed adhesion formation. METHODS: Data on adhesions were gathered during resection of colorectal liver metastases...
February 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203131/brunner-s-gland-adenoma-a-rare-cause-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-case-report-and-systematic-review
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Michele Sorleto, Annette Timmer-Stranghöner, Helge Wuttig, Oliver Engelhard, Carsten Gartung
Brunner's gland adenoma is an extremely rare benign small bowel neoplasm, often discovered incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy or radiological diagnostics. In few cases, it tends to cause gastrointestinal hemorrhage or intestinal obstruction. We report here our experience with a 47-year-old woman with a Brunner's gland adenoma of more than 6 cm in size, located in the first part of the duodenum and causing gastrointestinal bleeding. Initially, we performed a partial endoscopic resection using endoloop and snare alternatively to prevent severe bleeding...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203124/when-diarrhea-can-become-deadly-legionnaires-disease-complicated-by-bowel-obstruction
#8
Wesley Prichard, Laurel Fick
Legionnaires' disease may present with a broad spectrum of illnesses and nonspecific extrapulmonary symptoms including diarrhea. To our knowledge, bowel obstruction has not been reported as a manifestation of Legionella. We present a unique case of Legionnaires' disease contributing to a small bowel obstruction.
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168531/clinical-and-imaging-features-indicative-of-clinically-worrisome-pneumatosis-key-components-to-identifying-proper-medical-intervention
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Riya Goyal, Hwayoung K Lee, Meredith Akerman, Leonora W Mui
PURPOSE: The purpose of this retrospective study was to determine clinical and imaging factors on computed tomography (CT) associated with clinically worrisome pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) that may aid in the decision to provide conservative management or urgent surgical intervention. METHODS: Informed consent was waived in this IRB approved study. Imaging features assessed included the presence, location, and pattern of PI, bowel dilatation, thickening, enhancement, stranding, portal venous (PV) and mesenteric venous gas, mesenteric edema, free air, and ascites...
February 6, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163037/laparoscopic-repair-of-an-intrapericardial-diaphragmatic-hernia-after-convergent-maze-procedure
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Andrew J Kaufman, Eugene T Kahn, Jonathan Villena-Vargas, Justin G Steele, Raja M Flores
The convergent maze procedure (CMP) is a new minimally invasive technique for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). Recently, multiple groups have published excellent results and few adverse events with CMP. However we now report the second case of an intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia with small-bowel obstruction that resulted from CMP. This complication was managed successfully by laparoscopic repair of the hernia utilizing a PTFE mesh closure with hepatic buttress achieving an excellent result...
February 2, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161873/usefulness-of-a-laparoscopic-approach-for-treatment-of-small-bowel-obstruction-due-to-intersigmoid-hernia-a-case-report
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Norisuke Shibuya, Mitsuru Ishizuka, Yoshimi Iwasaki, Kazutoshi Takagi, Hitoshi Nagata, Taku Aoki, Keiichi Kubota
It is well known that intersigmoid hernia (ISH) is a rare condition. Here we describe our experience of laparoscopic surgery for small-bowel obstruction (SBO) due to ISH after sufficient decompression involving long-tube insertion.A 45-year-old woman with no history of abdominal surgery visited our hospital with epigastric pain. She was diagnosed as having SBO and underwent long-tube insertion as conservative therapy. However, her symptoms did not improve. Gastrografin contrast enema via the long-tube demonstrated a beak sign in the lower left abdomen and CT showed incarcerated small bowel was successively covered by sigmoid mesocolon, suggesting that the SBO was due to ISH, and she underwent laparoscopic surgery after sufficient decompression of the dilated small bowel...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156641/in-search-of-the-optimal-outcome-measure-for-patients-with-advanced-cancer-and-gastrointestinal-obstruction-a-qualitative-research-study
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Loretta A Williams, Eduardo Bruera
: 100 Background: Gastrointestinal obstruction (GIO) is the most common indication for palliative surgical consultation in patients with advanced cancer. The purpose of this study was to delineate the symptom burden and experience of patients with GIO. METHODS: Twenty patients with advanced cancer and GIO described symptoms at the time of surgical consultation. We used content analysis of interview transcripts and symptoms were ranked by frequency and compared to a general symptom assessment survey (MD Anderson Symptom Inventory)...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153520/impact-of-a-procalcitonin-based-algorithm-on-the-management-of-adhesion-related-small-bowel-obstruction
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C Cossé, C Sabbagh, V Carroni, A Galmiche, L Rebibo, J-M Regimbeau
INTRODUCTION: Adhesion-related small bowel obstruction (ASBO) management is difficult if there are no signs of strangulation or peritonitis when intestinal transit has not been restored. The aim of the present study was to determine the impact of combining a procalcitonin (PCT)-based algorithm with clinical signs on the management of uncomplicated ASBO. METHOD: We performed a pilot, retrospective, single-center "before-after" study. During the "before" period (2007 to 2012), patients with uncomplicated ASBO (n=93, the Gastrografin(®) group) underwent a clinical examination and a Gastrografin(®) index...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151799/survival-healthcare-utilization-and-end-of-life-care-among-older-adults-with-malignancy-associated-bowel-obstruction-comparative-study-of-surgery-venting-gastrostomy-or-medical-management
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Elizabeth J Lilley, John W Scott, Joel E Goldberg, Christy E Cauley, Jennifer S Temel, Andrew S Epstein, Stuart R Lipsitz, Brittany L Smalls, Adil H Haider, Angela M Bader, Joel S Weissman, Zara Cooper
OBJECTIVE: To compare survival, readmissions, and end-of-life care after palliative procedures compared with medical management for malignancy-associated bowel obstruction (MBO). BACKGROUND: MBO is a late complication of intra-abdominal malignancy for which surgeons are frequently consulted. Decisions about palliative treatments, which include medical management, surgery, or venting gastrostomy tube (VGT), are hampered by the paucity of outcomes data relevant to patients approaching the end of life...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151794/reply-to-letter-to-the-editor-30-day-readmission-following-operative-management-of-adhesive-small-bowel-obstruction
#15
Christopher T Aquina, Adan Z Becerra, Fergal J Fleming, Adan Z Becerra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147253/minimally-invasive-vs-open-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-repair-is-there-a-superior-approach
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Luke R Putnam, Kuojen Tsao, Kevin P Lally, Martin L Blakely, Tim Jancelewicz, Pamela A Lally, Matthew T Harting
BACKGROUND: The minimally-invasive (MIS) approach for congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) repair remains controversial. Our objective was to compare outcomes and complications of the MIS and open approaches, with risk-stratification of patients based on defect size and key patient characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: The multi-national CDH Study Group (CDHSG) registry was queried for the period from 2007-2015. Patient demographics and operative details including the CDHSG Staging System defect size (A-D) were reviewed...
January 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144210/intestinal-intussusception-etiology-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Priscilla Marsicovetere, S Joga Ivatury, Brent White, Stefan D Holubar
Intussusception is defined as the invagination of one segment of the bowel into an immediately adjacent segment of the bowel. Idiopathic ileocolic intussusception is the most common form in children and is typically managed with nonoperative reduction via pneumatic and/or hydrostatic enemas. In the adult population, intussusception is uncommon and occurs more often in the small intestine than in the colon. It is associated with lead point pathology in most symptomatic cases presenting as bowel obstruction. When lead point pathology is present in adult small bowel intussusception, it is usually benign, though when malignant it is most frequently due to diffuse metastatic disease, for example, melanoma...
February 2017: Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133152/-a-case-of-small-bowel-adenocarcinoma-that-was-diagnosed-and-treated-using-laparoscopic-surgery
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Junya Kondo, Yoshinari Maeda, Taku Nisimura, Yukiko Nagashima, Atsushi Nagashima, Katsuhiko Morita, Mihoko Setoguchi, Kouichiro Sakata
A 40-year-old man presented to our department with chief complaints of nausea and abdominal pain, and was diagnosed with small intestine ileus. After hospitalization, he underwent intestinal tract decompression using an ileus tube. A small bowel tumor was suspected as the cause of the intestinal obstruction. We then performed laparoscopic surgery for diagnosis and resection. In the intraoperative findings, stenosis near the small intestine tumor could be confirmed. The patient therefore underwent laparoscopic resection of a segment of the small intestine...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133151/-a-case-of-primary-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-jejunum-in-the-ultra-elderly
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Tatsunori Mizuno, Yukari Morimoto, Taizo Fujita, Eiko Takai, Tomoyuki Nakano, Yoshikazu Tsurui, Takashi Hachisuka, Toshihiro Morita, Satoru Kitano, Noboru Konishi, Shigeo Takai
We treated a 91-year-old man with squamous cell carcinoma that originated from his jejunum, which is very rare; only 8 cases have been reported previously.Surgery was performed because of the small bowel obstruction caused by the large cancerous mass, but he died 23 days later.Early detection and early treatment are important, especially for the ultra-elderly from a standpoint of tolerating surgery.
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133139/-a-case-of-solitary-metastasis-to-the-small-intestine-from-sigmoid-colon-cancer-after-treatment-of-seven-multiple-cancers
#20
Keiichi Nasu, Tsuyoshi Maeshiro, Keiko Yanai, Hanako Fujita, Masaki Machida, Takafumi Moriyama, Takayoshi Koseki, Hiroki Kudo, Kentaro Inada, Yukiko Takahama, Yasuji Seyama, Ikuo Wada, Sachio Miyamoto, Nobutaka Umekita, Toru Tanizawa
A 75-year-old woman who had undergone a Hartmann's operation for sigmoid colon cancer 2 years ago was hospitalized because she experienced small bowel obstruction several times. She had a treatment history of 6 other cancers, including 5 gastrointestinal tract cancers. However, the obstruction was relieved by conservative therapy each time. In September 2015, she was hospitalized for ileus. Abdominal computed tomography revealed that the lumen of intestine was partially dilated. Subsequently, a long tube was inserted, but the dilatation of the small intestine was not fully recovered...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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