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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225467/comparison-of-anesthetic-management-and-outcomes-in-patients-having-either-transnasal-or-transoral-endoscopic-odontoid-process-surgery
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Matthew A Sexton, Arnoley S Abcejo, Jeffrey J Pasternak
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic neurosurgical procedures involving the upper cervical vertebrae are challenging due to a narrow operating field and close proximity to vital anatomical structures. Historically, transoropharyngeal (transoral) endoscopy has been the preferred approach. More recently, however, an endoscopic transnasal approach was developed as an alternative method in hopes to reduce postoperative dysphagia, a common complication following transoral neurosurgery. METHODS: Twenty-two endoscopic neurosurgical cases involving the odontoid or C1 vertebra were reviewed between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2015 (17 and 5 through transoral and transnasal approaches, respectively)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216978/role-of-capsule-endoscopy-in-suspected-celiac-disease-a-european-multi-centre-study
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Marisol Luján-Sanchis, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado-Robles, Javier García-Lledó, José-Francisco Juanmartiñena Fernández, Luca Elli, Victoria-Alejandra Jiménez-García, Juan Egea-Valenzuela, Julio Valle-Muñoz, Cristina Carretero-Ribón, Ignacio Fernández-Urién-Sainz, Antonio López-Higueras, Noelia Alonso-Lázaro, Mileidis Sanjuan-Acosta, Francisco Sánchez-Ceballos, Bruno Rosa, Santiago González-Vázquez, Federica Branchi, Lucía Ruano-Díaz, César Prieto-de-Frías, Vicente Pons-Beltrán, Pilar Borque-Barrera, Begoña González-Suárez, Sofía Xavier, Federico Argüelles-Arias, Juan-Manuel Herrerías-Gutiérrez, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado-Martínez, Javier Sempere-García-Argüelles
AIM: To analyze the diagnostic yield (DY), therapeutic impact (TI) and safety of capsule endoscopy (CE). METHODS: This is a multi-centre, observational, analytical, retrospective study. A total of 163 patients with suspicion of celiac disease (CD) (mean age = 46.4 ± 17.3 years, 68.1% women) who underwent CE from 2003 to 2015 were included. Patients were divided into four groups: seronegative CD with atrophy (Group-I, n = 19), seropositive CD without atrophy (Group-II, n = 39), contraindication to gastroscopy (Group-III, n = 6), seronegative CD without atrophy, but with a compatible context (Group-IV, n = 99)...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216137/low-predictive-value-of-histopathological-scoring-system-for-complications-development-in-children-with-crohn-s-disease
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Ondrej Fabian, Ondrej Hradsky, Kristyna Potuznikova, Alena Kalfusova, Lenka Krskova, Ludmila Hornofova, Josef Zamecnik, Jiri Bronsky
OBJECTIVES: In pediatric Crohn's disease (PCD), the benefit of microscopy in disease activity assessment and prediction of clinical outcome is, due to the focality and transmurality of the inflammation, disputable. We investigated whether histopathological scoring system predicts complications in pediatric CD and correlates with endoscopical and clinical scores. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study on 63 patients. Endoscopy in the time of diagnosis was evaluated using the Simple Endoscopic Score (SES) and histopathology with the Global Histology Activity Score, both in its original version (GHAS) and its modification (modGHAS)...
January 15, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205124/routine-radiologic-contrast-agent-examination-after-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-is-not-useful
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Benjamin Struecker, Sascha Chopra, Ann-Christin Heilmann, Johanna Spenke, Christian Denecke, Igor M Sauer, Marcus Bahra, Johann Pratschke, Andreas Andreou, Matthias Biebl
Many studies have showed that routine upper gastrointestinal contrast agent examinations (RCE) for testing the patency of the anastomosis after esophagectomy or the stapler line after sleeve gastrectomy cannot be recommended due to low sensitivity. However, the clinical value of RCE after gastrectomy for gastric cancer remains unclear. We have retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 377 consecutive patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer in our institution between 2005 and 2015. To date, we have performed a RCE on the fifth postoperative day before removal of the nasogastric tube and return to oral intake...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192848/low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-lamn-3-year-endoscopic-follow-up-underlines-benign-course-of%C3%A2-lamn-type-1
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Thomas Klag, Jan Wehkamp, Hans Bösmüller, Claudius Falch, Jonas Johannink, Nisar P Malek, Andreas Kirschniak, Martin Goetz
Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) are neoplastic lesions with potential progression to pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). In most cases, diagnosis is made because of suspected acute appendicitis or incidentally by computed tomography (CT). However, incidental diagnosis during colonoscopy is rare. We present the case of a 63-year-old man with a LAMN type 1 lesion, diagnosed at routine colonoscopy for surveillance of ulcerative colitis. Because in earlier surveillance colonoscopies, this lesion was misinterpreted as fecal polution, for the first time, this case describes retrospectively a 3-year endoscopic follow-up of LAMN type 1, underlining the benign course of these kind of lesions compared to type 2 lesions with submucosal infiltration...
February 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174383/-a-case-of-synchronous-double-cancer-of-the-lung-and-stomach-that-responded-to-cisplatin-and-s-1-combination-chemotherapy
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Tomohide Sugiyama, Takashi Kasai, Yoichi Nakamura, Yukari Kamiyama, Kiyoshi Mori
A 55-year-old man experienced weight loss, as noted by a physician who was examining him for hypertension. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a tumor lesion with an ulcer on the posterior wall of the greater curvature. A biopsy confirmed the presence of an adenocarcinoma(HER2 negative), and demonstrated enlarged para-aortic lymph nodes. Thus, stage IV type 3 ulcer infiltration-type gastric cancer was diagnosed. Computed tomography was included in the examination, and demonstrated nodular shadows in the right lower lobe and enlarged mediastinal nodes, as well as bilateral multiple granular shadows...
January 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150131/inflammatory-bowel-disease-unclassified-in-children-diagnosis-and-pharmacological-management
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Giulia D'Arcangelo, Marina Aloi
Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic disorders of the gastrointestinal tract that include Crohn's disease (CD), ulcerative colitis (UC) and inflammatory bowel disease-unclassified (IBDU). The latter defines a subgroup of patients with clinical and endoscopic evidence of chronic colitis, without specific features of either CD or UC. These patients will possibly be re-classified as having UC or CD during the follow-up, although a significant percentage of them will keep the diagnosis of IBDU. IBDU is the rarest subtype of IBD, both in children and in adults, although it is twice as common among the pediatric population, especially in the younger ages...
February 1, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144618/you-are-what-you-eat-a-case-of-nematode-induced-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Mona Rezapour, Nikhil Agarwal
Human anisakiasis is acquired through eating raw or undercooked saltwater fish or squid. Infestation with living larvae caused by eating parasitized fish often times results in gastroenteritis. It mainly involves the stomach and small intestine with no reported cases of eosinophilic esophagitis caused by Anisakidea. A 41-year-old man presented for the evaluation of 1 year of dysphagia to solid foods and was found to have endoscopic findings consistent with eosinophilic esophagitis with pathology showing 100 eosinophils per high-power field...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138859/utility-of-biomarkers-in-the-management-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Gursimran Kochhar, Bret Lashner
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is comprised of complex clinical and pathological conditions. It runs a chronic course, and proper management requires constant monitoring of disease activity. Recent evidence suggests that subjective patient scores have a poor correlation with disease activity. Endoscopy remains the gold standard for diagnosing and monitoring disease activity. As healthcare is moving towards less costly and less invasive treatments, the need for biomarkers in the management of IBD is evident...
January 30, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133333/-a-case-report-of-difficult-esophagojejunal-anastomosis-for-multiple-primary-cancer-of-malignant-lymphoma-and-gastric-cancer
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Masanori Yamada, Koji Nakai, Kentaro Inoue, Takeshi Hijikawa, Hiroaki Kitade, Kazuyoshi Ishii, Kazuhiko Yoshioka, Masanori Kon
A 54-year-old man presented with cervical lymph node swelling and exhibited high levels of sIL-2R. Enhanced cervical, chest, and abdominal CT scanning demonstrated swelling of the cervical, hilar, axilla, and abdominal lymph nodes. The patient was diagnosed with malignant, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, B-cell, follicular lymphoma using biopsy of the cervical lymph nodes. Gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed II c like advanced tumor in the upper gastric body and post-wall area. He was diagnosed with primary multiple cancer comprising malignant lymphoma and gastric cancer...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133324/-a-case-of-an-elderly-patient-with-advanced-gastric-cancer-successfully-treated-with-combination-s-1-and-oxaliplatin-therapy
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Ryohei Kawabata, Masato Yoshikawa, Chizu Kameda, Akihiro Takata, Akinobu Yasuyama, Tae Matsumura, Chikato Koga, Masahiro Murakami, Masaki Hirota, Shingo Noura, Junzo Shimizu, Hideaki Miwa, Junichi Hasegawa
The patient was an 80-year-old man. He had a chief complaint of epigastric pain. The upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a type 4 tumor of the stomach, and the CT scan showed multiple para-aortic lymph node metastases. The patient was diagnosed with cStage IV gastric cancer. At first, he could take only small amounts of liquid. After starting S-1 and oxaliplatin (SOX), he was able to resume a full diet and his general condition was improved. A CT scan after 4 courses of chemotherapy showed a significant reduction in the wall thickness of the stomach and the size of the lymph nodes...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133277/-a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-a-pathological-complete-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-s-1-oxaliplatin
#12
Yuki Suematsu, Shunsuke Yamagishi, Hiroyuki Saito, Miyuki Takahashi, Mao Nakayama, Michiko Fukabori, Akihiko Morita, Kazuhiko Wakabayashi, Yutaka Itoh
A 63-year-old man was seen by his family doctor for epigastric distress, and he was referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of gastric cancer. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed type 3 gastric cancer(por1>tub2>tub1)at the lesser curvature of the stomach. Computed tomography suggested thickening of the wall of the stomach at the lesser curvature and bulky lymph node swelling. After a diagnosis of cT4a cN2M0, cStage III B advanced gastric cancer, we treated him with neoadjuvant chemotherapy consisting of 3 courses of SOX(oxaliplatin 100mg/m / 2 on day 1, S-1 120mg/day on day 1-14, followed by 7 days of rest)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133269/-a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-multiple-liver-metastases-successfully-treated-with-capecitabine-cisplatin-and-trastuzumab
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Yasuo Oneda, Shigeyuki Tamura, Kouhei Murakami, Atsushi Takeno, Ryuichi Kuwahara, Yasuki Akiyama, Takuya Sakamoto, Junichi Inatome, Atushi Naito, Yoshiteru Katsura, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Yoshinori Kagawa, Chiyomi Egawa, Yutaka Takeda, Takeshi Kato
A 70-year-old-man, whose chief complaint was epigastric pain, was referred to our hospital and diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with multiple liver metastases. Gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a tumor on the anterior wall of the gastric lower body. Histologically, biopsy specimens indicated adenocarcinoma, and immunohistochemistry showed positive expression of HER2(3+). Chest and abdominal computed tomography showed multiple liver metastases and lymph node metastases. We started chemotherapy with capecitabine, cisplatin, and trastuzumab...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133252/-a-case-of-locally-far-advanced-colon-cancer-resected-by-laparoscopic-surgery-after-colonic-stent-insertion-and-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Yasushi Ishii, Yosuke Hirano, Taro Munechika, Keita Tanaka, Yoshihiro Yonemitsu, Masako Nomi, Ryosuke Shibata, Tatsuya Okamoto, Hiroshi Maeno, Jun Yanagisawa, Shunji Kawamoto, Tomoaki Noritomi
We report a case of locally far-advanced colon cancer resected by laparoscopic surgery after colonic stent insertion and neoadjuvant chemotherapy. A 71-year-old man with obstructive symptoms was admitted to our hospital in July 2015. CT revealed a sigmoid colon tumor infiltrating the retroperitoneum and small intestine. Lower gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a sigmoid colon cancer. Self-expandable metallic stent insertion for obstructive colon cancer alleviated the patient's symptoms quickly. Four courses of neoadjuvant chemotherapy(XELOX)reduced the primary tumor in size, allowing for laparoscopic surgical resection...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133251/-a-giant-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasm-treated-with-laparoscopic-surgery
#15
Yoshito Nako, Shigeki Yamazaki, Takashi Kitade, Tomoki Hariu, Motomi Wakasa, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Teruhisa Sonoyama
We encountered a case of giant appendiceal mucinous neoplasm that was treated with laparoscopic surgery. The patient was a 77-year-old man with constipation. Lower endoscopy demonstrated a giant SMT-like tumor in the cecum, and abdominal computed tomography revealed a giant appendiceal mucinous neoplasm and nearby lymph nodes swelling. Hematological examination showed an elevated serum CEA level. We performed laparoscopic ileocecal resection for a definite diagnosis and treatment. The postoperative course was uneventful...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133249/-a-giant-malignant-lymphoma-of-the-ileocecum-treated-with-laparoscopic-surgery
#16
Yoshito Nako, Shigeki Yamazaki, Takashi Kitade, Tomoki Hariu, Motomi Wakasa, Masayoshi Nakanishi, Teruhisa Sonoyama
We experienced a case ofa giant malignant lymphoma ofthe ileocecum treated with laparoscopic surgery. A 78-year-old man presented with right flank pain. Lower endoscopy and abdominal computed tomography revealed a giant tumor in ileocecum. Biopsy results suggested malignant lymphoma or adenocarcinoma. We performed a laparoscopic ileocecal resection for definite diagnosis and treatment. The postoperative course was uneventful. The pathological diagnosis was malignant diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The patient underwent chemotherapy and is being followed...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133240/-a-case-of-primary-peritoneal-cancer-successfully-treated-with-debulking-surgery-and-postoperative-chemotherapy
#17
Koki Maeda, Masami Tabata, Taiki Moriyama, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Yu Fujimura, Ichiro Ohsawa, Kenji Kato, Makoto Iwata, Takayuki Sanda
A 52-year-old woman with abdominal pain and a feeling of incomplete evacuation visited a local clinic. Enlargement of the right ovary was detected, and the patient was referred to the gynecological department of our hospital. CT and MRI revealed a round-shaped mass, 8 cm in diameter, with cystic and solid components in the Douglas pouch. The patient underwent a laparotomy under the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Intraoperatively, both the ovaries appeared normal and the tumor strongly adhered to the rectum and uterus...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133205/-a-case-of-successful-multidisciplinary-therapy-for-advanced-esophagogastric-junction-cancer-with-multiple-lymph-node-metastase
#18
Kohei Murakami, Shigeyuki Tamura, Atsushi Takeno, Tomo Ishida, Ryuichi Kuwahara, Yasuki Akiyama, Takuya Sakamoto, Junichi Inatome, Atsushi Naito, Yoshiteru Katsura, Yoshiaki Ohmura, Yoshinori Kagawa, Chiyomi Egawa, Yutaka Takeda, Takeshi Kato
A 64-year-old man reporting dysphagia was examined. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed a type 3 cancer at the esophagogastric junction. Enhanced CT scan showed several swollen mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes. We diagnosed the patient with advanced adenocarcinoma of the esophagogastric junction with multiple lymph node metastases(Siewert type II , cT3N2M1[LYM], Stage IV ). After 5 courses of chemotherapy(S-1 plus cisplatin), a significant reduction was observed in the size of the tumor and lymph nodes...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133182/-highly-advanced-gastric-cancer-leading-to-immediate-perforation-on-day-three-of-chemotherapy-with-s-1-plus-oxaliplatin
#19
Hideaki Neduka, Masayoshi Munemoto, Toshihiko Ojima, Mitsuharu Earashi, Hisatake Fujii, Akitaka Nonomura
A 68-year-old woman was diagnosed with advanced gastric cancer with a type 3 deep ulcer of the middle stomach by endoscopy. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed multiple lymph node metastases and peritoneal disseminations. The clinical stage was determined to be T4a(SE), N2P1M1(PER), H0 and stage IV . A gastrectomy was scheduled after 2 courses of S-1 plus oxaliplatin(SOX)with curative intent. On day 3 after initiatingSOX therapy, the patient complained of severe abdominal pain. Because the abdominal CT scan showed intra-abdominal free air and a defect in the gastric wall, we performed an emergency total gastrectomy...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133177/-a-case-of-advanced-gastric-cancer-with-extensive-lymph-node-metastases-treated-by-capecitabine-plus-cisplatin-plus-trastuzumab-chemotherapy-followed-by-conversion-surgery
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Sho Yasuta, Junichiro Yamauchi, Kento Miyazaki, Mamoru Sato, Tomoya Ikeda, Shota Fujita, Keiichi Shirasaki, Shin Kobayashi, Takashi Ajiki, Katsuo Tsuchihara, Noriko Kondo, Shuichi Ishiyama
An 82-year-old woman underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy to evaluate upper abdominal pain.A type 2 tumor (adenocarcinoma, por, HER2+)was found in the lesser curvature of the gastric antrum.Abdominal CT showed bulky lymph node metastases and pancreatic invasion of lymph node No.6 , resulting in a diagnosis of cT3N3M0, Stage III B.Radical resection was not possible by gastrectomy, and chemotherapy(capecitabine plus cisplatin plus trastuzumab)was administered. The primary lesion and lymph node showed significant regression on CT after the administration of 8 courses of chemotherapy, which also clarified the border between the lymph node and pancreas...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
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