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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081029/a-rarely-seen-complication-that-causes-increase-in-morbidity-in-tetraplegic-patients-zenker-diverticula
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Zeynep Kiraç Ünal, Ebru Umay, İbrahim Gündoğdu, Yasemin Tombak, Aytül Çakci
Although spinal cord injury (SCI) damages the spinal cord, physiological changes due to SCI can affect many organs and systems of the human body. While respiratory problems are common following cervical SCI, dysphagia is a relatively uncommon secondary complication that occurs after cervical SCI. We report a case of recurrent aspiration pneumonia due to Zenker diverticulum in 26-year-old tetraplegic patient with a chronic history of silent aspirations and dysphagia contributing to functional disability.
January 9, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078879/zenker-diverticulum-in-the-right-side-of-the-neck-resembling-a-thyroid-mass-at-ultrasound
#2
S Alessandrini, I Samperi, F De Cristofaro, E D'Armiento, D Diacinti, A Pernazza, D Bosco, V Ascoli, S Ulisse
Zenker’s diverticulum represents the most common form of pharyngo-oesophageal diverticula usually occurring on the left side of the neck. Due to its anatomical proximity to the thyroid, it can mimic a thyroid mass. Here we describe the case of an asymptomatic 49-year-old man referred to the Thyroid Clinic of the Policlinico Umberto I Hospital-“Sapienza” University of Rome for thyroid sonography due to a family history of autoimmune thyroid disease. The patient’s thyroid blood tests did not reveal any abnormalities...
October 2016: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076961/total-arch-replacement-through-a-median-sternotomy-for-kommerell-s-diverticulum
#3
Yoshihiro Goto, Yutaka Koyama, Soh Hosoba, Shinji Ogawa, Shunsuke Fukaya, Yasuhide Okawa
Kommerell's diverticulum with a right aortic arch and aberrant left subclavian artery is a rare anomaly, and the optimal operative strategy has not yet been established. In particular, the approach to the diverticulum is controversial, with the greatest concern being whether or not to add a right thoracotomy to the median sternotomy for distal anastomosis. We successfully performed total arch replacement through a median sternotomy only, by referring to preoperative computed tomography. We think that if the aneurysm is in a shallow position from the tracheal bifurcation, total arch replacement is possible with a midline incision only...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075671/hospitalization-rates-for-intussusception-in-children-aged-0-59%C3%A2-months-from-2009-to-2014-in-italy
#4
Vincenzo Restivo, Claudio Costantino, Fabio Tramuto, Francesco Vitale
The real cause of intussusception is not fully understood and a variety of conditions have been associated with it (Meckel diverticulum, polyps, duplication cysts, parasites, Henoch-Schönlein purpura, cystic fibrosis, hemolytic-uremic syndrome and infectious gastroenteritis). Furthermore few European countries, following WHO recommendation to monitor baseline incidence of intussusception before implementation of immunization program for rotavirus, used intussusception rate as a baseline value to compare the same figures in the period before and after introduction of vaccination...
January 11, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064243/meckel-s-diverticulitis-a-rare-entity-of-meckel-s-diverticulum
#5
Chee S Wong, Leanne Dupley, Haren N Varia, Darek Golka, Thu Linn
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the small intestine that results from incomplete closure of the vitelline (omphalo-mesenteric) duct. This true diverticulum, ~2 ft from the ileocecal valve commonly found on the anti-mesenteric border of the ileum, is benign and majority asymptomatic. Diagnosis challenges arise when it became inflamed or presented in following ways, for example, haemorrhage (caused by ectopic pepsin-and hydrochloric acid-secreting gastric mucosa), intestinal obstruction (secondary to intussusception or volvulus) or the presence of diverticulum in the hernia sac (Littre's hernia)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062580/hidden-female-physiological-resistance-to-male-accessory-gland-substances-in-a-simultaneous-hermaphrodite
#6
Monica Lodi, Joris M Koene
To increase fertilization chances compared to rivals, males are favoured to transfer accessory gland proteins to females during mating. These substances, by influencing female physiology, cause alteration of her sperm usage and remating rate. Simultaneously hermaphroditic land snails with love-darts are a case in point. During courtship, a love-dart is pierced through the partner's body wall, thereby introducing accessory mucous gland products. This mucus physiologically increases paternity by inhibiting the digestion of donated sperm...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058006/paraurethral-cyst-with-multiple-stones-a-rare-case-report
#7
Gaurav Prakash, Shreya Karan, Satya Narayan Sankhwar, Sangeeta Karan
Paraurethral cyst is a benign cystic disorder of anterior vaginal wall. Many secondary complications have been described in literature, but stone formation in the cyst is a rare phenomenon. We are reporting a case of a 35-year-old multiparous woman who presented with lower urinary tract symptoms, dysuria, and dyspareunia. She was diagnosed as a case of the paraurethral cyst with stones and was managed successfully. Various differential diagnoses have been suggested, most important being urethral diverticulum, ruled out by urethroscopy...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057997/male-urethral-diverticulum-uncommon-entity-our-experience
#8
Naveen Thakur, Vilas Pandurang Sabale, Deepak Mane, Abhirudra Mullay
Out pouching of the urethral wall could be congenital or acquired. Male urethral diverticulum (UD) is a rare entity. We present 2 cases of acquired and 1 case of congenital male UD. Case 1A: 40 year male presented with SPC and dribbling urine. Clinically he had hard perineal swelling. RGU revealed large diverticulum in proximal bulbar, irregular narrow distal urethra and stricture just beyond diverticulum. Managed with perineal exploration, stone removal, diverticulum repair and urethroplasty using excess diverticular wall...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057968/female-urethral-diverticulum-containing-a-urothelial-carcinoma
#9
Rodolfo Mendes Queiroz, Paula Puty E Costa, Nara Yamada Fabril de Oliveira, Juliana Alves Paron, Eduardo Miguel Febronio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052332/normal-fluoroscopic-appearance-status-post-successful-endoscopic-zenker-diverticulotomy
#10
Naren N Venkatesan, Lisa M Evangelista, Maggie A Kuhn, Peter C Belafsky
OBJECTIVE: Endoscopic Zenker diverticulotomy (EZD) is a primary treatment for Zenker diverticulum (ZD). During EZD, the diverticulum is not excised, and interpretation of postoperative videofluoroscopic swallow study (VFSS) is challenging. The purpose of this investigation was to describe normal VFSS findings status post-successful EZD. METHODS: The charts of all patients with ZD treated at our center between October 01, 2011, and May 30, 2014, were abstracted. Outcome measures included recidivistic diverticulum size, Eating Assessment Tool-10 (EAT-10), penetration aspiration scale, pharyngeal constriction ratio (PCR), and pharyngoesophageal segment (PES) opening...
January 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051045/meckel-s-diverticulum-in-children-our-12-year-experience
#11
Kamal Nain Rattan, Jasbir Singh, Poonam Dalal, Ananta Rattan
BACKGROUND: Meckel's diverticulum (MD) is the one of the most common congenital malformation of gastrointestinal tract and has varied clinical presentations. We are presenting here our 12-year experiences with MD in children at tertiary care hospital in North India. It highlights the fact that isolated gangrene of MD can occur, and it is associated with increased morbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study is conducted by analysing the medical records of the patients who were operated for MD in the last 12 years in paediatric surgery department at our hospital...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050776/enlarged-mediastinal-air-cyst-in-a-patient-with-bronchial-diverticula-localized-in-the-left-main-bronchus-a-case-report-with-surgical-and-bronchoscopic-findings
#12
Hideo Ichimura, Yuichiro Ozawa, Masanari Shiigai, Seiji Shiotani, Kazunori Kikuchi, Yukio Sato
BACKGROUND: A mediastinal air cyst is a rare computed tomography (CT) finding. Once the lesion is identified, it is difficult to diagnose and treat. Meanwhile, bronchial diverticula have been reported as a CT finding observed in certain pulmonary pathologic conditions. We encountered the case of an enlarged mediastinal air cyst accompanied with bronchial diverticula and upper lobe-dominant fibrous changes of the lung. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old man with a chronic cough who had regularly visited a chest physician for upper lobe-dominant pulmonary fibrosis was referred to our hospital for the examination of an enlarged mediastinal air cyst...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050078/kommerell-s-diverticulum-a-rare-aortic-arch-anomaly
#13
T C Bhatt, C G Muralidharan, Giriraj Singh, N K Jain
Anomalies of the aortic arch associated with diverticulum are rare. We present a case of incidentally detected right-sided aortic arch with Kommerell's diverticulum and aberrant left subclavian artery.
December 2016: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044956/retained-common-bile-duct-lithiasis-at-a-pacient-with-periampullary-duodenal-diverticulum
#14
Ionuţ Simion Coman, Elena-Violeta Radu, Vasile Șandru, Ionuţ Cristinel Bârsan, Cristinel Dumitru Badiu, Gabriel Constantinescu, Valentin Titus Grigorean
Periampullary duodenal diverticula are associated with the presence of common bile duct stones, being encountered more frequently with the increase of age. We present the case of a 76 years old female patient, who underwents emergency surgery for a perforated lithiasic gangrenous acute cholecystitis and for whom we perform a cholecystectomy and an external biliary drainage using a transcystic tube. Both preoperative and postoperative imaging and endoscopic examinations certify the presence of a periampullary duodenal diverticulum...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042249/endoscopic-treatment-of-a-zenker-s-bilocular-diverticulum-with-cap-and-tt-knife-catheter
#15
Konstantinos Delis, John Robotis, Michalis Chronakis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032666/capsule-retention-in-a-meckel-s-diverticulum-for-7-5-years
#16
Chun-Run Ling, Mo-Jin Wang, Wen Zhuang
A 32-year-old man underwent wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) (OMOM Capsule Endoscopy, Jinshan Science & Technology Company, Chongqing, China) for detecting obscure gastrointestinal bleeding 7.5 years ago. The result of WCE did not reveal any hemorrhagic focus, diverticulum or other abnormal changes of the gastrointestinal tract until its battery exhausted. The man then moved out from the area and lost to follow up without a report of capsule excretion. For confirming the diagnosis of recurrent melena and iron-deficiency anemia, the patient came to our clinical center...
December 29, 2016: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028007/ectopic-left-ventricular-apical-diverticulum
#17
Srinivasa Prasad, Gurbhej Singh, Deepa S Kumar, S Sivasankaran, V K Ajit Kumar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 27, 2016: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026118/mounier-kuhn-syndrome-tracheobronchomegaly-an-analysis-of-eleven-cases
#18
Recep Akgedđk, Harun Karamanli, Deniz Kizilirmak, Ali Bekir Kurt, Hasan Öztürk, Berna Botan Yildirim, Lütfullah Çakir
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (MKS) is a congenital disorder characterized by tracheobronchomegaly resulting from the absence of elastic fibers in the trachea and main bronchi or atrophy and thinning of the smooth muscle layer. In this syndrome, dead space associated with tracheobronchomegaly increases and discharge of secretions decreases because of ineffective coughing. The most common complications are recurrent lower respiratory tract infections and bronchiectasis. We examined the clinical characteristics, radiological features, and related complications of patients with MKS...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012337/phytobezoar-impaction-in-a-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-rare-cause-of-bowel-obstruction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Bassem Abou Hussein, Ali Khammas, Labib Al-Ozaibi, Alyaa Abdallah, Hajer Busharar, Alya Al-Mazrouei, Faisal Badri
INTRODUCTION: Meckel's diverticulum is the most common anomaly of the gastrointestinal tract, occurring in 1-3% of the general population. The most common complication of Meckel's diverticulum is intestinal obstruction. In this report, we describe a rare cause of intestinal obstruction due to Meckel's; the phytobezoar. After thorough literature review, the authors found about ten individual reports of the same topic. In all these cases, diagnosis was established intra-operatively. CASE PRESENTATION: A forty-seven-year old male presented to the emergency department with a one-day history of abdominal pain associated with vomiting and constipation...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009962/mitral-valve-diverticulum-presenting-with-severe-mitral-stenosis-case-report
#20
Peregrine G Green, Antony E French, Mario Petrou, Nathan E Manghat, Stephen M Lyen, Badrinathan Chandrasekaran
The case is presented of a non-infectious anterior mitral valve leaflet diverticulum, which appeared as symptomatic mitral stenosis. Unlike previous reports, there was no histological myxomatous degeneration of the valve. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first time a mitral valve diverticulum resulting in severe mitral stenosis has been reported in the literature.
July 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
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