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Splenic trauma

Abdullah Shariff, Ruby Skinner, Andrea Pakula
INTRODUCTION: Visceral artery aneurysms are an uncommon clinical problem with aneurysms of the celiac artery only making up a small percentage of all visceral artery aneurysms. The more common splenic and hepatic aneurysms are often symptomatic with pain or rupture and associated hemorrhage. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of an otherwise healthy 30 yo male with an asymptomatic, posttraumatic arterial aneurysm of the celiac artery. He initially presented to our trauma center after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds which required multiple abdominal surgeries...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Susan Yoong, Ravi Kothari, Adam Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Whole body computed tomography has become standard practice in many centres in the management of severely injured trauma patients, however, the evidence for it's diagnostic accuracy is limited. AIM: To assess the sensitivity of whole body CT in major trauma. METHOD: Retrospective review of all patients with injury severity score (ISS) > 15 presenting with blunt trauma to a UK Major Trauma Centre between May 2012 and April 2014...
March 8, 2018: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
David F Pinal-Garcia, Carlos M Nuno-Guzman, Maria E Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Tomas R Ibarra-Hurtado
Background: The celiac artery, celiac axis or celiac trunk is the first major abdominal branch of the aorta. Anatomic variations and accessory vessels have been reported with variable percentages. The purpose of this study was to report the pattern of the celiac trunk and its anatomic variations in a sample of Mexican population. Methods: Celiac trunk dissection was performed in 140 fresh cadavers. Cadavers of Mexican subjects aged 18 years and older were included...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
Rafiullah Khan, Asad Ali
We report a rare case of a 53-year-old man with no significant past medical history who reported multiple tick bites within a 2-month period. The patient reported not "feeling well" for the 2 ½ weeks. He complained of generalized body aches, pains, and chills. He did not report nausea, vomiting, or yellowish discoloration of the eyes or skin. He presented to the emergency room with syncope preceded by severe abdominal pain. Upon presentation, he was pale and hypotensive. He had not experienced any trauma...
February 22, 2018: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
Cassandra Jeavons, Craig Hacking, Ludo F Beenen, Martin L Gunn
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review and compare the image quality and radiation dose of split-bolus single-pass computed tomography(CT) in the assessment of trauma patients in comparison to standard multi-phase CT techniques. METHODS: An online electronic database was searched using the MESH terms "split-bolus," "dual phase," and "single pass." Inclusion criteria required the research article to compare a split contrast bolus protocol in a single-pass scan in the assessment of trauma patients...
February 24, 2018: Emergency Radiology
Gabriel Neves Saad Teles, Paulo Eduardo Zerati Monteiro, Raphael Raphe
INTRODUCTION: Splenosis is defined as the heterotopic autoimplantation of splenic tissue following trauma to or surgery on the spleen. CLINICAL CASE: We present a case of an asymptomatic 73-year-old male in whom hypervascular lesions were detected during routine exams. The patient reported a history of carotid artery surgery and cholecystectomy; he had a laparotomy incision from childhood but was unaware of the reason for it. The patient exhibited slightly elevated carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels...
February 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Orith Waisbourd-Zinman, Amit Shah, Henry C Lin, Elizabeth B Rand
INTRODUCTION: Massive splenomegaly from portal hypertension (PHTN) in children raises the specter of splenic rupture; however, the incidence, etiology, and risk of rupture have not been studied, nor have existing practices to reduce risk. We therefore performed an international survey to describe the splenic rupture cases in PHTN and to describe the existing empirical practice among hepatologists. METHODS: A questionnaire was constructed to elicit cases of splenic rupture and collect hepatologists' common practices for prevention of splenic rupture...
March 2018: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Camille Overs, Youssef Teklali, Bernard Boillot, Delphine Poncet, Pierre-Yves Rabattu, Yohan Robert, Christian Piolat
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the management and long term renal function with DMSA scintigraphy in pediatric severe traumatic kidney injury (STKI) grade IV (STKI IV) and V (STKI V) at the trauma center of Grenoble Teaching Hospital. METHODS: This is a single-center observational retrospective study between 2004 and 2014. All children under the age of 15 managed at the Grenoble teaching Hospital for a STKI IV or V were included. The trauma grade was radiologically diagnosed on arrival at hospital, using the classification of the American Association for Surgery of Trauma...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Marios Hadjipavlou, Edmund Grouse, Robert Gray, Denosshan Sri, Dean Huang, Christian Brown, Davendra Sharma
OBJECTIVES: To present our series of patients with penetrating renal trauma from two urban major trauma centres and discuss contemporary management of these injuries. METHODS: We reviewed prospective urological trauma databases for all patients presenting with penetrating renal trauma between January 2005 and October 2016. Patient demographics, clinical characteristics, imaging, management and follow-up data were analysed. RESULTS: Over the 11 year period, 63 patients presented with penetrating renal injuries...
February 13, 2018: BJU International
Ethan A Neufeld, Simran Sekhon, Eugenio O Gerscovich
We present the case of a young woman found to have an exophytic solid renal mass who was referred to our institution for ablation of said mass versus partial nephrectomy. The patient had a history of splenectomy. Ultrasound demonstrated a homogeneous solid left renal mass, and the diagnosis of intra-renal splenosis was considered based on the patient's history. The diagnosis was confirmed using Tc-99 m heat-damaged red blood cell scintigraphy, obviating the need for an invasive procedure. The diagnosis of intra-renal splenosis should be considered for a solid renal mass with an appropriate history of prior splenic trauma or splenectomy...
August 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
Kaiying Yang, Yanan Li, Chuan Wang, Bo Xiang, Siyuan Chen, Yi Ji
Although the spleen is the most commonly injured intra-abdominal organ after blunt trauma, there are limited data available in China. The objectives of this study were to investigate the clinical features and determine the risk factors for operative management (OM) in children with blunt splenic injury (BSI).A review of the medical records of children diagnosed with BSI between January 2010 and September 2016 at West China Hospital of Sichuan University was performed.A total of 101 patients diagnosed with BSI were recruited, including 76 patients transferred from other hospitals...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Navpreet K Dhillon, Galinos Barmparas, Gretchen M Thomsen, Kavita A Patel, Nikhil T Linaval, Emma Gillette, Daniel R Margulies, Eric J Ley
INTRODUCTION: Preventing secondary insult to the brain is imperative following traumatic brain injury (TBI). Although TBI does not preclude nonoperative management (NOM) of splenic injuries, development of hypotension in this setting may be detrimental and could therefore lead trauma surgeons to a lower threshold for operative intervention and a potentially higher risk of failure of NOM (FNOM). We hypothesized that the presence of a TBI in patients with blunt splenic injury would lead to a higher risk of FNOM...
January 31, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Wen-Chao Wang, Xi-Feng Li, Zhen-Lin Yan, Yu Wang, Jun-Yong Ma, Le-Hua Shi, Xiao-Feng Zhang
BACKGROUND: Splenosis is a benign and relatively uncommon condition caused by trauma or splenectomy or other procedures involving splenic tissue. It is usually asymptomatic, and often diagnosed accidentally, especially misdiagnosed as malignant tumor. METHODS: A 54-year-old man with prior history of chronic hepatitis B virus infection and underwent splenectomy for traumatic splenic rupture following a traffic accident 23 years previously was admitted to our hospital and found a hepatic mass in the right upper quadrant during an imaging examination...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mickael Tordjman, David Eiss, Jonathan Dbjay, Adeline Crosnier, Eva Comperat, Jean-Michel Correas, Nicolas DE Saint Aubert, Olivier Helenon
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a 29 year-old patient presenting with renal splenosis along with a complete review of literature on this condition. Splenosis is a frequent condition following abdominal trauma or splenectomy, described as splenic tissue that autotransplants into a heterotopic location. However, renal splenosis is rare and often mistaken with renal carcinoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The patient was initially referred to our department for a renal mass incidentally discovered on ultrasound...
January 26, 2018: Urology
Osama Elhardello, Basil J Ammori
Splenic cysts are a rare entity in the Western population and are either true cysts (primary, 25%) or pseudocysts (secondary, 75%) complicating trauma, haemorrhage or infarction. Congenital or simple splenic cysts are the commonest primary cysts and surgery is recommended for cysts larger than 5 cm as these are prone to infection, bleeding or rupture and for symptomatic or complicated cysts. Splenic preservation techniques using the laparoscopic approach are the most prevalent. We present a case of a giant painful simple splenic cyst treated with laparoscopic de-capsulation with application of a new technique for achieving vascular control, whereby control of the splenic pedicle was achieved using a Nylon tape...
January 2018: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Sho Fujiwara, Yuki Sekine, Ryuichi Nishimura, Kazuya Tadasa, Shukichi Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Nonocclusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI) is a mesenteric arterial spasm and intestinal ischemia. This disease is a highly lethal disease because diagnosis and decision of appropriate treatments are often difficult. Operations cannot resolve the spasms and may worsen the situation. However, the safety and effectiveness of catheterization for NOMI with aortic dissection (AD) have not yet been elucidated. Here, we report a successful case of early diagnosis and treatment of NOMI with type B AD involving the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) using the intra-arterial infusion of a vasodilator via the SMA...
January 8, 2018: Surgical Case Reports
Mark Christopher Sykes, Bilal Azhar, Laurence John, Salman Bokhari
INTRODUCTION: Here we present a case of atraumatic splenic rupture secondary to varicella infection requiring emergency splenectomy. The presentation was as would be expected for epstein barr virus (EBV) related splenic injury, which is well documented in the literature. Dermatological findings however suggested varicella zoster, and viral serology subsequently confirmed the diagnosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A young Romanian male presented to the emergency department with peritonism without preceding trauma...
December 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Dzenan Jahic, Eldan Kapur, Edin Begic, Enver Zerem
Introduction: In this paper, we report our experience with a case of primary hydatid cyst involving only the spleen in a 27-year-old sportsman treated by PAIR technique. Case Report: Five years before, a 27-year-old handball player being admitted to our hospital, it was detected the cyst in his spleen which size was 35 x 30 mm in diameter, by abdominal ultrasound during a systematic examination. There was no pain or any other symptoms at that time. Tests on the presence of echinococcus cysts were negative...
December 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Stefania Cimbanassi, Osvaldo Chiara, Ari Leppaniemi, Sharon Henry, Thomas M Scalea, Kathirkamanathan Shanmuganathan, Walter Biffl, Fausto Catena, Luca Ansaloni, Gregorio Tugnoli, Elvio De Blasio, Arturo Chieregato, Giovanni Gordini, Sergio Ribaldi, Maurizio Castriconi, Patrizio Festa, Federico Coccolini, Salomone di Saverio, Antonio Galfano, Massimo Massi, Marilena Celano, Massimiliano Mutignani, Stefano Rausei, Desiree Pantalone, Antonio Rampoldi, Luca Fattori, Stefano Miniello, Sebastian Sgardello, Francesca Bindi, Federica Renzi, Fabrizio Sammartano
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March 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Patrick E Georgoff, Vahagn C Nikolian, Gerald Higgins, Kiril Chtraklin, Hassan Eidy, Mohamed H Ghandour, Aaron Williams, Brian Athey, Hasan B Alam
BACKGROUND: Valproic acid (VPA) is a histone deacetylase inhibitor that improves outcomes in large animal models of trauma. However, its protective mechanism of action is not completely understood. We sought to characterize the genetic changes induced by VPA treatment following traumatic injuries. METHODS: Six female Yorkshire swine were subjected to traumatic brain injury (TBI, controlled cortical impact), polytrauma (liver and splenic laceration, rib fracture, rectus crush), and hemorrhagic shock (HS, 40% total blood volume)...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
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