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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304143/anal-function-after-endoluminal-loco-regional-resection-by-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-and-radiotherapy-for-rectal-cancer
#1
Ivano Biviano, Andrea Balla, Danilo Badiali, Silvia Quaresima, Giancarlo D'Ambrosio, Emanuele Lezoche, Enrico Corazziari, Alessandro M Paganini
AIM: In patients with rectal cancer, surgery and chemo-radiotherapy may affect the anal sphincter function. Few studies evaluated the ano-rectal function after neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy (n-CRT) and/or Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of n-CRT and TEM on ano-rectal function. METHOD: Thirty-seven patients with rectal cancer underwent ano-rectal manometry and Wexner score for faecal incontinence at baseline, after n-CRT (cT2-T3N0 cancer) and at 4 and 12 months after surgery...
March 17, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259693/transanal-opening-of-intersphincteric-space-tropis-a-new-procedure-to-treat-high-complex-anal-fistula
#2
Pankaj Garg
BACKGROUND: The sepsis in intersphincteric space has important role in pathogenesis of most complex fistula-in-ano. This sepsis is like a small abscess in a closed space. This closed space needs to be drained adequately and then kept open for the fistula-in-ano to heal properly. The aim was to lay open and drain the intersphincteric space through internal opening via transanal approach. This has been tried in submucosal and intersphincteric rectal abscesses but has never been tried in complex fistula-in-ano...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247060/rectal-advancement-flap-for-the-treatment-of-complex-cryptoglandular-anal-fistulas-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Zutoia Balciscueta, Natalia Uribe, Izaskun Balciscueta, Juan Carlos Andreu-Ballester, Eduardo García-Granero
PURPOSE: Rectal advancement flap is an accepted approach for treating complex fistula-in-ano. However, a diversity of technical modifications have been described. The aim of this study was to evaluate recurrence and fecal continence rates after performing rectal advancement flaps depending upon flap thickness (full-thickness, partial-thickness, or mucosal flaps) and treatment of the fistulous tract (core-out or curettage). METHODS: Medline (PubMed, Ovid), the Cochrane Library database, and ClinicalTrials...
February 28, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228247/the-changes-in-resting-anal-pressure-after-performing-full-thickness-rectal-advancement-flaps
#4
Zutoia Balciscueta, Natalia Uribe, Miguel Mínguez, Eduardo García-Granero
BACKGROUND: Advancement flap is an accepted approach for treating complex fistula-in-ano.The purpose was to evaluate the changes in resting pressure along the anal canal after performing a full-thickness flap. METHODS: Manometric review of patients who have undergone a full-thickness rectal advancement flap procedure for complex anal fistulas of cryptoglandular origin. Recurrence and continence were evaluated. Resting Anal Pressure was assessed along the anal canal by two measures: maximum resting pressure(MRP) and inferior resting pressure(IRP) at 0...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161008/genito-urinary-sequelae-after-carcinological-rectal-resection-what-to-tell-patients-in-2017
#5
A Abdelli, X Tillou, A Alves, B Menahem
Although we have seen revolutionary changes with multi-disciplinary management of patients with rectal cancer, the evaluation of genito-urinary sequelae remains of great concern. Precise pre-operative evaluation with validated scores allows detection of urinary disorders in 16 to 23% of patients, and sexual disorders in nearly 35% of men and 50% of women. Regardless of the surgical approach, it is fundamental to respect the autonomic innervation during total mesorectal excision in order to prevent these sequelae...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129884/incidence-and-survival-of-glandular-vulvar-malignancies-in-the-netherlands
#6
Michelle van der Linden, Melinda Schuurman, Johan Bulten, Maaike van der Aa, Leon Massuger, Joanne de Hullu
AIM: There is limited knowledge in the field of glandular vulvar malignancies. The aim of this study is to describe the incidence and survival of women with glandular vulvar malignancies. METHODS: We searched PALGA, a nation-wide database registering all histo- and cytopathology in the Netherlands, for all cases of glandular vulvar malignancies between 2000 and 2015. Additional data were retrieved via the Netherlands Cancer Registry. Incidence rates were calculated per 1,000,000 women per year...
March 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101937/methods-of-anorectal-manometry-vary-widely-in-clinical-practice-results-from-an-international-survey
#7
E V Carrington, H Heinrich, C H Knowles, S S Rao, M Fox, S M Scott
BACKGROUND: Ano-rectal manometry (ARM) is the most commonly performed investigation for assessment of anorectal dysfunction. Its use is supported by expert consensus documents and international guidelines. Variation in technology, data acquisition, and analysis affect results and clinical interpretation. This study examined variation in ARM between institutions to establish the status of current practice. METHODS: A 50-item web-based questionnaire assessing analysis and interpretation of ARM was distributed by the International Anorectal Physiology Working Group via societies representing practitioners that perform ARM...
January 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044239/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-tatme-for-rectal-cancer-effects-on-patient-reported-quality-of-life-and-functional-outcome
#8
T W A Koedam, G H van Ramshorst, C L Deijen, A K E Elfrink, W J H J Meijerink, H J Bonjer, C Sietses, J B Tuynman
BACKGROUND: Transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) has rapidly become an important component of the treatment of rectal cancer surgery. Cohort studies have shown feasibility concerning procedure, specimen quality and morbidity. However, concerns exist about quality of life and ano(neo)rectal function. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate quality of life in patients following TaTME for rectal cancer with anastomosis. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent restorative TaTME surgery for rectal adenocarcinoma in an academic teaching center with tertiary referral function were evaluated...
January 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934790/abdomino-endoscopic-perineal-excision-of-the-rectum-for-benign-and-malignant-pathology-technique-considerations-for-true-transperineal-verus-transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-endoscopic-proctectomy
#9
Hazar Al Furajii, Niall Kennedy, Ronan A Cahill
PURPOSE: Transanal minimally invasive surgery using single port instrumentation is now well described for the performance of total mesorectal excision with restorative colorectal/anal anastomosis most-often in conjunction with transabdominal multiport assistance. While non-restorative abdomino-endoscopic perineal excision of the anorectum is conceptually similar, it has been less detailed in the literature. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing non-restorative ano-proctectomy including a transperineal endoscopic component were analysed...
January 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917348/resolution-of-constipation-anal-stricture-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-after-iron-infusion-an-analogy-with-plummer-vinson-syndrome
#10
Vijaypal Arya, Shikha Singh, Shashank Agarwal, Arjun Ohri
BACKGROUND: Anal stricture is a disabling condition which is often unresponsive to conservative medical management. The complications of surgical procedures such as dilatations and anoplasty make it a formidable treatment challenge. Through this case, we report and explore a new medical treatment for ano-rectal strictures with an analogy to Plummer Vinson syndrome. A 69-year-old male presented with chronic constipation, rectal pain, and easy fatigability. The physical exam was negative for anal fissure and a digital rectal examination could not be completed because an index finger could not be advanced through the narrowed anus...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891706/rectal-intussusception-can-high-resolution-three-dimensional-ano-rectal-manometry-compete-with-conventional-defecography
#11
A Benezech, M Cappiello, K Baumstarck, J-C Grimaud, M Bouvier, V Vitton
BACKGROUND: Three-dimensional high-resolution anorectal manometry (3DHRAM), used for exploring anorectal disorders, was recently developed, providing interesting topographic data for the diagnosis of pelvic floor disorders such as excessive perineal descent. The aim of our study was to define a diagnostic strategy based on selected 3DHRAM parameters to identify rectal intussusceptions (RI), considering conventional defecography (CD) as the gold standard. METHODS: All patients referred to our center in the previous 6 months for 3DHRAM to explore fecal incontinence or constipation, and who previously achieved CD, were eligible...
November 27, 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857005/polypoid-anal-melanoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Roberta Tutino, Giuseppe Clerico, Alberto Realis Luc, Gaetano Gallo, Mario Trompetto
INTRODUCTION: Ano-rectal melanoma is an uncommon finding in patients complaining of rectal bleeding and/or anal mass often misinterpreted as a haemorroidal pile. CASE REPORT: A 55-years-old woman, complaining of rectal bleeding, frequent anal pain and anal mass suspected for haemorroidal thrombosis was referred for evaluation and possible treatment. A brown polypoid mass arising from the anal canal/lower rectum with a maximum diameter of 6 cm was diagnosed. The hystological examination of the neoplasm, transanally removed, revealed the presence of a polypoid melanoma partially involving the resection margin...
November 12, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759786/laparoscopically-assisted-anorectoplasty-and-the-use-of-the-bipolar-device-to-seal-the-rectal-urinary-fistula
#13
Robson Azevedo Dutra, Adriana Cartafina Perez Boscollo
Background: The anorectal anomalies consist in a complex group of birth defects. Laparoscopic-assisted anorectoplasty improved visualization of the rectal fistula and the ability to place the pull-through segment within the elevator muscle complex with minimal dissection. There is no consensus on how the fistula should be managed. Aim: To evaluate the laparoscopic-assisted anorectoplasty and the treatment of the rectal urinary fistula by a bipolar sealing device...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696277/anal-metastasis-from-rectal-adenocarcinoma
#14
Takeshi Nishikawa, Soichiro Ishihara, Tetsuo Ushiku, Keisuke Hata, Kazuhito Sasaki, Koji Murono, Koji Yasuda, Kensuke Otani, Toshiaki Tanaka, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kazushige Kawai, Hiroaki Nozawa, Toshiaki Watanabe
The metastasis of rectal cancer to the anus is rare. Here, we report a case of advanced rectal cancer, which had a diffuse venous invasion with anal metastasis and multiple lymph node and liver metastases. The patient was a 72-year-old woman who complained of perianal pain and fresh blood in the stools for 6 months. She had neither history of fistula-in-ano nor anal surgery. Digital examination revealed a 2-cm tumor at the 7 o'clock position, and the barium enema and colonoscopy confirmed advanced rectal cancer...
December 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27527239/outcomes-after-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury-in-botswana-from-admission-to-discharge
#15
I Löfvenmark, M Hasselberg, L Nilsson Wikmar, C Hultling, C Norrbrink
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective follow-up study. OBJECTIVES: To increase the knowledge regarding clinical and functional outcomes after traumatic spinal cord injuries (TSCI) in a resource-constrained setting. A special focus was placed on secondary complications such as pressure ulcers. SETTING: The national referral hospital in Gaborone, Botswana. METHODS: The study included all patients admitted with an acute TSCI during a 2-year period (n=39)...
February 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27502879/clinical-spectrum-of-neonates-presenting-with-pneumoperitoneum-a-retrospective-study
#16
Ahmed Hosni Morsi, Hossam Rashad Omar, Ahmed Osama, Ahmed Refaat Khodary
BACKGROUND: Neonatal pneumoperitoneum is attributed, in most of the reported cases, to necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). There are also other causes leading to free intraperitoneal air. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical spectrum, causes, management and outcome of neonates admitted with pneumoperitoneum in the paediatric surgery unit of a university hospital. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included neonates having radiographic evidences of pneumoperitoneum from 2012 to the end of 2014...
July 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27426509/curative-effect-of-amorphophallus-paeoniifolius-tuber-on-experimental-hemorrhoids-in-rats
#17
Yadu Nandan Dey, Manish M Wanjari, Dharmendra Kumar, Vinay Lomash, Ankush D Jadhav
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Amorphophallus paeoniifolius (Dennst.) Nicolson (Family- Araceae) is a crop of south East Asian origin. In India, its tuber is widely used in ethnomedicinal practices by different tribes for the treatment of piles (hemorrhoids). AIM: The present study evaluated the effect of methanolic and aqueous extract of Amorphophallus paeoniifolius tuber on croton oil induced hemorrhoids in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The methanolic extract was standardized with the major phenolic compound, betulinic acid, by HPLC...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27401339/hartmann-s-procedure-vs-abdominoperineal-resection-with-intersphincteric-dissection-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer-a-randomized-multicentre-trial-hapirect
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Kenneth Smedh, Ingvar Sverrisson, Abbas Chabok, Maziar Nikberg
BACKGROUND: The use of Hartmann's procedure in the old and frail and/or in patients with fecal incontinence is increasing, even though some data have reported high postoperative rates of pelvic abscesses. Abdominoperineal excision with intersphincteric dissection has been proposed as a better alternative and is performed increasingly both nationally and internationally. However, no studies have been performed to support this. The aim of this study is to randomize patients between Hartmann's procedure and abdominoperineal excision with intersphincteric dissection and compare post-operative surgical morbidity and quality of life...
July 11, 2016: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27363649/low-vertebral-ano-rectal-cardiac-tracheo-esophageal-renal-limb-screening-rates-in-children-with-anorectal-malformations
#19
Victoria A Lane, Erica Ambeba, Deena J Chisolm, Daniel Lodwick, Marc A Levitt, Richard J Wood, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to establish the rate of screening for associated cardiac, vertebral, spinal cord, urologic, and limb anomalies vertebral ano-rectal cardiac tracheo-esophageal renal limb (VACTERL) in children with anorectal malformation (ARM). METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using the Medicaid Analytic eXtract database which contains enrollment and utilization claims and demographic information from all Medicaid enrollees...
June 15, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27272772/imaging-of-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-from-diagnosis-to-evaluation-of-therapeutic-response
#20
REVIEW
Federica Vernuccio, Adele Taibbi, Dario Picone, Ludovico LA Grutta, Massimo Midiri, Roberto Lagalla, Giuseppe Lo Re, Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta
Once considered an obscure tumor entity with poor prognosis, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are nowadays recognized as the most common mesenchymal tumors of the alimentary tract. GISTs differ from other mesenchymal neoplasms at pathology since 90% of them exhibit strong immunohistochemical staining for KIT, a tyrosinase kinase growth factor receptor. In the early 2000s, the ability of imatinib mesylate, a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, to inhibit KIT established a new paradigm for cancer treatment. A reduction in lesion size may not be observed or may appear many months after therapy; thus, tumor response criteria alternative to the Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors were developed...
June 2016: Anticancer Research
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