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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089690/mri-evaluation-of-rectal-cancer-staging-and-restaging
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REVIEW
Courtney C Moreno, Patrick S Sullivan, Pardeep K Mittal
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an important role in the staging and restaging of rectal cancer. Multiplanar high-resolution (≤3-mm section thickness) T2-weighted images are the primary sequences used for rectal cancer staging. No preprocedural bowel cleansing regimen, intravenous contrast material, nor endorectal coil is necessary. MRI is highly accurate for differentiating T1-T2 disease from T3 and T4 disease, an important distinction as patients with T3 and T4 tumors typically undergo preoperative neoadjuvant chemoradiation before resection...
November 21, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076877/ultrasound-imaging-for-ovarian-and-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Caterina Exacoustos, Errico Zupi, Emilio Piccione
The main challenges of imaging for endometriosis are the detection of nonovarian disease and the evaluation of the extension of the disease into pelvic structures. Transvaginal ultrasonography (TVS) has been proposed as the first-line imaging technique because it allows extensive exploration of the pelvis. The "typical" endometrioma is a unilocular cyst with homogeneous low-level echogenicity (ground glass echogenicity) of the cyst fluid. The use of color Doppler helps avoid classifying malignancies as endometriomas, defining the presence of vascular flow in papillations...
January 11, 2017: Seminars in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069287/feline-cholangitis
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REVIEW
Lara Boland, Julia Beatty
Cholangitis is common in felines, including neutrophilic, lymphocytic, and chronic cholangitis (liver fluke). History, physical examination, laboratory testing, and abdominal ultrasound support a diagnosis. Diagnosis using hepatic histopathology and/or bile analysis is ideal but not always practical. Neutrophilic cholangitis is associated with bacterial cholecystitis, pancreatitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The typical presentation is a short illness with lethargy, inappetence, pyrexia, and jaundice. Lymphocytic cholangitis, suspected to be immune-mediated, can have a prolonged clinical course with weight loss and ascites as the predominant features...
January 6, 2017: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
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/28006721/wide-local-excision-for-anal-gist-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohamed Azzaza, Houssem Ammar, Nihed Abdessayed, Rahul Gupta, Mohamed Said Nakhli, Amine Chhaider, Nafis Abdennaceur, Ali Ben Ali
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors of mesenchymal origin commonly detected in stomach and small bowel. GIST arising primarily from the anal canal is extremely rare. Due to the malignant potential, these tumors are treated with radical surgery like abdominoperineal resection. But with the advent of imatinib therapy and a better understanding of the tumor biology, some cases have been successfully treated with wide local excision. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of a 70-year-old lady presenting with a 2cm mass in the anal canal...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002125/bowel-thickening-in-crohn-s-disease-fibrosis-or-inflammation-diagnostic-ultrasound-imaging-tools
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Rosa Coelho, Helena Ribeiro, Giovanni Maconi
The high frequency of intestinal strictures in patients with Crohn's disease and the different treatment approaches specific for each type of stenosis make the differentiation between fibrotic and inflammatory strictures crucial in management of the disease. However, there is no standardized approach to evaluate and discriminate intestinal strictures, and until now, there was no established cross-sectional imaging modality to detect fibrosis. New techniques, such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound and sonoelastography allow the assessment of vascularization and mechanical properties of stenotic bowel tissue, respectively...
January 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986479/prospective-nonrandomized-study-to-evaluate-endovascular-repair-of-pararenal-and-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms-using-fenestrated-branched-endografts-based-on-supraceliac-sealing-zones
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Gustavo S Oderich, Mauricio Ribeiro, Jan Hofer, Jean Wigham, Stephen Cha, Julia Chini, Thanila A Macedo, Peter Gloviczki
PURPOSE: To investigate outcomes of manufactured fenestrated and branched endovascular aortic repair (F-BEVAR) endografts based on supraceliac sealing zones to treat pararenal aortic aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAAs). METHODS: A total of 127 patients (91 male, mean age 75 ± 10 years old) were enrolled in a prospective, nonrandomized single-center study using manufactured F-BEVAR (November 2013-March 2015). Stent design was based on supraceliac sealing zone in all patients with ≥ four vessels in 111 (89%)...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943484/utility-of-mr-enterography-and-ultrasound-for-the-investigation-of-small-bowel-crohn-s-disease
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REVIEW
Gauraang Bhatnagar, Conrad Von Stempel, Steve Halligan, Stuart A Taylor
: Cross sectional Imaging plays an increasingly important role the diagnosis and management of Crohn's disease. Particular emphasis is placed on MRI and Ultrasound as they do not impart ionising radiation. Both modalities have reported high sensitivity for disease detection, activity assessment and evaluation of extra-luminal complications, and have positive effects on clinical decision making. International Guidelines now recommend MRI and Ultrasound in the routine management of Crohn's disease patients...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920658/isolated-bilateral-gastrocnemius-myositis-in-crohn-disease-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab
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Salvatore Vadala di Prampero, Marco Marino, Francesco Toso, Claudio Avellini, Vu Nguyen, Dario Sorrentino
Extraintestinal manifestations are common in inflammatory bowel disease; however, muscular involvement in Crohn disease is rarely reported. We present a case of a 26-year-old male with ileocolonic Crohn disease who developed sudden tenderness in both calves. Doppler ultrasound was negative for deep vein thrombosis. Magnetic resonance imaging of the gastrocnemius muscle showed high intensity signal in the muscle fibers, and muscle biopsy demonstrated nonspecific lymphocytic myositis. Other relevant laboratory results included normal antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies and creatine kinase as well as elevated C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae IgG titer...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920469/role-of-ultrasound-in-colorectal-diseases
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REVIEW
Renáta Bor, Anna Fábián, Zoltán Szepes
Ultrasound is an undervalued non-invasive examination in the diagnosis of colonic diseases. It has been replaced by the considerably more expensive magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography, despite the fact that, as first examination, it can usefully supplement the diagnostic process. Transabdominal ultrasound can provide quick information about bowel status and help in the choice of adequate further examinations and treatment. Ultrasonography, as a screening imaging modality in asymptomatic patients can identify several colonic diseases such as diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or cancer...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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/27904441/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-bowel-wall-with-quantitative-assessment-of-crohn-s-disease-activity-in-childhood
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Damjana Kljucevsek, Dubravka Vidmar, Darja Urlep, Rok Dezman
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has become an established non-invasive, patient-friendly imaging technique which improves the characterization of lesions. In addition, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) provides valuable information concerning perfusion of examined organs. This review addresses current applications of CEUS in children, focused on DCE-US of the bowel wall in patients with Crohn disease, which enables realtime assessment of the bowel wall vascularity with semi-quantitative and quantitative assessment of disease activity and response to medical treatment...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882031/diagnostic-value-and-disease-evaluation-significance-of-abdominal-ultrasound-inspection-for-neonatal-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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Li Wang, Yinghui Li, Jian Liu
OBJECTIVE: To summarize abdominal plain X-rays and ultrasound characteristics of 144 cases of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and to analyze diagnostic value and disease evaluation significance of abdominal ultrasound inspection for NEC. METHODS: Clinical data of 144 NEC patients were retrospectively analyzed from February 2014 to December 2015. The patients were divided into suspected NEC group (N=74) and confirmed NEC group (N=70) according to amended Bell-NEC classification and diagnostic criteria...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856365/use-of-intestinal-ultrasound-to-monitor-crohn-s-disease-activity
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Torsten Kucharzik, Bianca M Wittig, Ulf Helwig, Norbert Börner, Alexander Rössler, Stefan Rath, Christian Maaser
BACKGROUND & AIMS: We performed a multicenter study to determine whether transabdominal bowel wall ultrasonography, a non-invasive procedure that does not require radiation, can be used to monitor progression of Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: We performed a 12-month prospective, non-interventional study at 47 sites in Germany, from December 2010 through September 2014. Our study included 234 adult patients with CD who experienced a flare, defined as Harvey-Bradshaw index score of ≥7...
November 14, 2016: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836361/ultrasound-guided-intrasphincteric-botulinum-toxin-injection-relieves-obstructive-defecation-due-to-hirschsprung-s-disease-and-internal-anal-sphincter-achalasia
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Joseph T Church, Samir K Gadepalli, Toghrul Talishinsky, Daniel H Teitelbaum, Marcus D Jarboe
PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive defecation can occur in patients with Hirschsprung Disease (HD) and internal anal sphincter (IAS) achalasia. Injection of Botulinum Toxin (BoTox) into the IAS can temporarily relieve obstructive defecation, but can be challenging when performed by tactile sense alone. We compared results of BoTox injections with and without ultrasound (US) guidance. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed BoTox injections into the IAS for obstructive defecation over 5years...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796635/clinically-node-negative-pathologically-node-positive-rectal-cancer-patients-who-did-not-receive-neoadjuvant-therapy
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Nouf Akeel, Nan Lan, Luca Stocchi, Meagan M Costedio, David W Dietz, Emre Gorgun, Matthew F Kalady, Georgios Karagkounis, Hermann Kessler, Feza H Remzi
PURPOSE: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy is the preferred standard of care for clinical stages II-III rectal cancer. It is uncertain whether clinically node negative (cN-) tumors found to be pathologically stage III could be optimally treated with surgery alone and avoid adjuvant treatments. The aim of our study was to define the outcomes of such patients. METHODS: Patients undergoing radical surgery using total mesorectal excision (TME) techniques for rectal cancer (≤12 cm from the anal verge) with curative intent during 2000-2012 and found to have stage III disease on final pathology were identified from a prospectively maintained database...
January 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757521/the-first-joint-esgar-espr-consensus-statement-on-the-technical-performance-of-cross-sectional-small-bowel-and-colonic-imaging
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S A Taylor, F Avni, C G Cronin, C Hoeffel, S H Kim, A Laghi, M Napolitano, P Petit, J Rimola, D J Tolan, M R Torkzad, M Zappa, G Bhatnagar, C A J Puylaert, J Stoker
OBJECTIVES: To develop guidelines describing a standardised approach to patient preparation and acquisition protocols for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) of the small bowel and colon, with an emphasis on imaging inflammatory bowel disease. METHODS: An expert consensus committee of 13 members from the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) and European Society of Paediatric Radiology (ESPR) undertook a six-stage modified Delphi process, including a detailed literature review, to create a series of consensus statements concerning patient preparation, imaging hardware and image acquisition protocols...
October 18, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753110/noninvasive-evaluation-of-right-hemodynamics-in-carcinoid-heart-disease-a-case-report
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Marianna Nardozza, Donato Mele, Roberto Ferrari
We report the case of a 67-year-old woman with a carcinoid tumor of midgut origin who developed carcinoid heart disease and died because of bowel perforation. Echocardiography allowed the diagnosis, recognizing the typical abnormalities of tricuspid and pulmonary valve leaflets. The sonographic examination also evidenced peculiar alterations of the right heart hemodynamics: end-diastolic reversal of flow at the level of the pulmonary valve, reduced respiratory excursion without enlargement of the inferior vena cava, and biphasic hepatic venous flow without respiratory variation...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706546/a-liver-nodule-in-a-patient-transplanted-for-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-an-interdisciplinary-diagnostic-approach
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Sven Heiko Loosen, Maximilian Schmeding, Christoph Roderburg, Marcel Binnebösel, Ilknur Temizel, Felix M Mottaghy, Jens J W Tischendorf, Frank Tacke, Nadine T Gaisa, Kais Hussein, Ulrich Lehmann, Christian Trautwein, Ulf Peter Neumann, Tom Luedde
We report the case of a 53-year-old female patient who was transplanted with the liver of a 71-year-old male donor for advanced primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and who additionally was diagnosed with a histologically non-classifiable colitis shortly before transplantation. Upon follow-up abdominal ultrasound 4 months after transplantation, a liver lesion measuring 16 × 23 mm was detected in the transplanted liver. This lesion had not been noticed immediately after transplantation and showed a pattern suspicious for malignancy in contrast-enhanced ultrasound...
January 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687769/ultrasound-and-mri-predictors-of-surgical-bowel-resection-in-pediatric-crohn-disease
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Daniel G Rosenbaum, Maire A Conrad, David M Biko, Eduardo D Ruchelli, Judith R Kelsen, Sudha A Anupindi
BACKGROUND: Imaging predictors for surgery in children with Crohn disease are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To identify imaging features of the terminal ileum on short-interval bowel ultrasound (US) and MR enterography (MRE) in children with Crohn disease requiring surgical bowel resection and those managed by medical therapy alone. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated patients 18 years and younger with Crohn disease undergoing short-interval bowel US and MRE (within 2 months of one another), as well as subsequent ileocecectomy or endoscopy within 3 months of imaging...
January 2017: Pediatric Radiology
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