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Esophageal perforation

Yung-Kuan Tsou, Chia-Yuan Liu, Kuang-I Fu, Cheng-Hui Lin, Mu-Shien Lee, Ming-Yao Su, Ken Ohata, Cheng-Tang Chiu
BACKGROUND: Esophageal endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has rarely been reported for the treatment of cirrhotic patients. AIM: To report the results of ESD treatment of superficial esophageal neoplasms (SENs) for cirrhotic patients. METHODS: Forty patients with 50 consecutive SENs undergoing 46 sessions of ESD were retrospectively reviewed. The cirrhotic group included eight patients (11 SENs) with liver cirrhosis consisting of six patients classified as Child-Pugh class A liver cirrhosis and two patients classified as class B liver cirrhosis...
October 21, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Baldwin Yeung, Philip Chiu, Anthony Teoh, Linfu Zheng, Shannon Chan, Kelvin Lam, Raymond Tang, Enders K W Ng
Background and study aims: Submucosal tunnelling endoscopic resection (STER) is a novel endoscopic technique to remove submucosal tumour (SMT). We propose a novel, low cost simulator for training of techniques for STER. Patients and methods: The model consisted of an ex-planted porcine oesophagus, stomach and duodenum with marbles embedded surgically in the submucosal plane. Two expert endoscopists with experience in submucosal tunnelling and 5 board-certified endoscopists with no experience in submucosal tunnelling were recruited...
October 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Ahmad S Ashrafi, Michael J Horkoff, Waleed M Mohammad, Shaheer Tadros, Sudhir Sundaresan
INTRODUCTION: Boerhaave's syndrome is defined as the spontaneous perforation of the esophagus. Although it has been reported in association with different gastrointestinal pathologies, there are no previous reports in association with an incarcerated inguinal hernia containing ischemic small bowel. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present an unusual case of a gentleman who presented with severe chest pain after a 24-h period of emesis. He was found to have developed an esophageal perforation presumed secondary to an incarcerated inguinal hernia causing small bowel obstruction...
September 29, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sarah Townsend, Michelle L Oblak, Ameet Singh, Michele A Steffey, Jeffrey J Runge
OBJECTIVE: To report the diagnosis, treatment, and short-term outcome in dogs with suspected persistent right aortic arch (PRAA) undergoing thoracoscopy with concurrent esophagoscopy. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Dogs with suspected PRAA (n=9). METHODS: Medical records were reviewed from 2012 to 2016. Dogs undergoing thoracoscopy for PRAA at 3 referral hospitals were included...
October 12, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Mike G Laukoetter, Rudolf Mennigen, Philipp A Neumann, Sameer Dhayat, Gabriele Horst, Daniel Palmes, Norbert Senninger, Thorsten Vowinkel
BACKGROUND: Perforations and anastomotic leakages of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract cause a high morbidity and mortality rate. Only limited data exist for endoscopic vacuum therapy (EVT) in the upper GI tract. METHODS: Fifty-two patients (37 men and 15 women, ages 41-94 years) were treated (12/2011-12/2015) with EVT for anastomotic insufficiency secondary to esophagectomy or gastrectomy (n = 39), iatrogenic esophageal perforation (n = 9) and Boerhaave syndrome (n = 4)...
October 5, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Ann Arens, Leila Ben-Youssef, Sandra Hayashi, Craig Smollin
BACKGROUND: The ghost pepper, or "bhut jolokia," is one of the hottest chili peppers in the world. Ghost peppers have a measured "heat" of > 1,000,000 Scoville heat units (SHU), more than twice the strength of a habanero pepper. To our knowledge, no significant adverse effects of ghost pepper ingestion have been reported. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old man presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with severe abdominal and chest pain subsequent to violent retching and vomiting after eating ghost peppers as part of a contest...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Dennis Yang, Roxana M Coman, Michel Kahaleh, Irving Waxman, Andrew Y Wang, Amrita Sethi, Ashish R Shah, Peter V Draganov
BACKGROUND: and Study Aim: The role of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) in Barrett's early neoplasia is not well-defined, with most studies originating from Asia and Europe. We aimed to assess the efficacy, safety, and results of ESD in Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) and early adenocarcinoma (EAC) across centers in the United States. METHODS: Multicenter retrospective analysis on 46 patients with BE who underwent ESD for BE-HGD and/or EAC between January 2010 and April 2015...
September 26, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Thomas M Runge, Swathi Eluri, Cary C Cotton, Caitlin M Burk, John T Woosley, Nicholas J Shaheen, Evan S Dellon
GOALS: To characterize patients who suffer perforation in the context of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and to identify predictors of perforation. BACKGROUND: Esophageal perforation is a serious complication of EoE. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of the University of North Carolina EoE clinicopathologic database from 2001 to 2014. Subjects were included if they had an incident diagnosis of EoE and met consensus guidelines, including nonresponse to a PPI trial...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Madhav Desai, Shreyas Saligram, Neil Gupta, Prashanth Vennalaganti, Ajay Bansal, Abhishek Choudhary, Sreekar Vennelaganti, Jianghua He, Mohammad Titi, Roberta Maselli, Bashar Qumseya, Mojtaba Olyaee, Irwing Waxman, Alessandro Repici, Cesare Hassan, Prateek Sharma
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Focal endoscopic mucosal resection followed by radiofrequency ablation (f-EMR+RFA) and step-wise or complete EMR(sEMR) are established strategies for eradication of Barrett's esophagus (BE)-related high-grade dysplasia(HGD) and/or intra-mucosal cancer(EAC/IMC). Objective of this study was to derive pooled rates of efficacy and safety of individual method in a large cohort of BE patients and to perform indirect comparison between 2 methods. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Cochrane and major conference proceedings were searched...
September 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Robert J Huang, Ryan B Perumpail, Nirav Thosani, Ramsey Cheung, Shai Friedland
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Cirrhotic patients are at a theoretically increased risk of bleeding. The safety of polypectomy in cirrhosis is poorly defined. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of patients with cirrhosis who underwent colonoscopic polypectomy at a tertiary-care hospital. Patient characteristics and polyp data were collected. Development of complications including immediate bleeding, delayed bleeding, hospitalization, blood transfusion, perforation, and death were recorded to 30-day follow-up...
September 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Thibault Voron, Morgan Anyla, Helene Corte, Eric Roland, Nicolas Munoz-Bongrand, Emile Sarfati, Pierre Cattan, Mircea Chirica
OBJECTIVE: The study purpose was to report the indications, technical aspects, and outcomes of cervicosternolaparotomy during revision surgery after esophageal reconstruction for caustic injuries. METHODS: Patients who underwent cervicosternolaparotomy during revision surgery for graft dysfunction between 1999 and 2015 were included. Cervicosternolaparotomy was performed to mobilize and pull up the primary conduit during surgery for strictures (rescue cervicosternolaparotomy) or to allow retrosternal access for management of other graft-related complications (exposure cervicosternolaparotomy)...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Mukesh Nasa, Zubin Dev Sharma, Narendra S Choudhary, Gaurav Patil, Rajesh Puri, Randhir Sud
INTRODUCTION: The over-the-scope clip (OTSC) has been successfully used in the closure of fistula, perforation, dehiscence, and endoscopic hemostasis. We describe our experience with the OTSC application. METHODS: Between April 2014 and April 2015, seven patients underwent OTSC application. In four patients, OTSC was applied for the closure of esophageal fistula, one had OTSC closure of persistent gastrocutaneous fistula after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy removal, and OTSC was applied in duodenum in two patients, for duodenal Dieulafoy's lesion after failed conventional endotherapy and massive rebleed in one and duodenal perforation in another...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Rachel S Kennedy, Rebecca A Starker, Kelly A Feldman, Jun Tashiro, Eduardo A Perez, Fernando G Mendoza, Juan E Sola
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: In pediatric cases of ingested foreign bodies, gastrointestinal foreign bodies (GIFB) have distinct factors contributing to longer and more costly hospitalizations. METHODS: Patients admitted with ingested foreign bodies were identified in the Kids' Inpatient Database (1997-2009). RESULTS: Overall, 7480 cases were identified. Patients were most commonly <5years of age (44%), male (54%), and Caucasian (57%). A total of 2506 procedures were performed, GI surgical procedures (57%) most frequently, followed by GI endoscopy (24%), esophagoscopy (11%), and bronchoscopy - in cases of inhaled objects (9%)...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Oscar M Crespin, Louis W C Liu, Ambica Parmar, Timothy D Jackson, Jemila Hamid, Eran Shlomovitz, Allan Okrainec
INTRODUCTION: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel intervention for the treatment of achalasia, which combines the advantages of endoscopic access and myotomy. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the efficacy and safety of POEM. METHODS: The systematic review was conducted following the PRISMA guidelines. Evidence-Based Medicine Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid MEDLINE (R) including in-process and non-indexed citations were searched for POEM studies using the keywords: esophageal achalasia, POEM, endoscopy, natural orifice surgery, laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM), and related terms...
September 15, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Madhusudhan R Sanaka, Ramprasad Jegadeesan, Prashanthi N Thota, Udayakumar Navaneethan, Rocio Lopez, Sudish C Murthy, Siva Raja
Background and Aims. We initiated peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) utilizing a two-person technique with combination of an advanced endoscopist and a thoracic surgeon with complementary skills. Our aim was to determine the feasibility and outcomes in initial 20 patients. Methods. In this observational study, main outcomes measured were therapeutic success in relieving symptoms (Eckardt score < 3), decrease in lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressures, improvement in emptying on timed barium esophagogram (TBE), and complications...
2016: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
N J Newton, A Sharrock, R Rickard, M Mughal
Topical negative pressure is widely used in the management of superficial wounds. The use of this technology in the management of oesophageal perforations is becoming increasingly common. This systematic review aims to capture available evidence about its use in this setting. Medline and Embase were searched using MeSH terms and free text: esophageal perforation; esophageal injury; vacuum assisted closure; vacuum therapy device; esophagus; wounds penetrating; esophageal perforation; wound healing; negative pressure wound therapy...
September 15, 2016: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
Manon C W Spaander, Todd H Baron, Peter D Siersema, Lorenzo Fuccio, Brigitte Schumacher, Àngels Escorsell, Juan-Carlos Garcia-Pagán, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, Massimo Conio, Antonella de Ceglie, Janusz Skowronek, Marianne Nordsmark, Thomas Seufferlein, André Van Gossum, Cesare Hassan, Alessandro Repici, Marco J Bruno
This Guideline is an official statement of the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE), endorsed by the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), the European Society of Digestive Endoscopy (ESDO), and the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN). The Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) system was adopted to define the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence. Main recommendations for malignant disease 1 ESGE recommends placement of partially or fully covered self-expandable metal stents (SEMSs) for palliative treatment of malignant dysphagia over laser therapy, photodynamic therapy, and esophageal bypass (strong recommendation, high quality evidence)...
October 2016: Endoscopy
Nithin Jayan, Jaya Susan Jacob, Mohan Mathew, Roy Joy Mukkada
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a safe and minimally invasive modality regarded as the first-line management of all types of achalasia. POEM is performed under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation using an orally inserted flexible fiberscope. The aim of this study is to describe the anesthetic management of POEM for achalasia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A chart review of 21 patients who underwent POEM for achalasia at our center from March 2013 to June 2015 was performed...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Khaled Juan Zaza, Muhammad Anees Sharif, Samer Koussayer
Free esophageal perforation following a hybrid visceral debranching and distal endograft extension to repair a ruptured thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) is a rare complication. The authors report a 56-year-old male who underwent elective thoracic endovascular aortic repair of a thoracic aneurysm. Four and a half years later, he presented with a new aneurysm extending from the distal end of the thoracic stent graft to the aortic bifurcation involving all the visceral arterial branches. The TAAA ruptured while he was awaiting an elective repair, and as a result, he underwent an emergency hybrid procedure...
October 2016: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Il Hwan Park, Hyun Kyo Lim, Seung Woo Song, Kwang Ho Lee
Esophageal perforation is a very rare occurrence because accidental swallowing of foreign bodies is uncommon in adults. Thus, perforation due to swallowing of a foreign body and subsequent development of mediastinitis is rarely encountered by physicians. We experienced such a case and described an adult male patient who had perforated esophagus after accidentally swallowing a mussel shell. The patient visited our emergency department complaining of painful dysphagia for 4 days. A review of history revealed that he consumed a spicy seafood noodle soup containing mussel shells 4 days ago...
August 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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