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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633127/successful-endoscopic-treatment-of-gastric-phytobezoar-a-case-report
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Ippazio Ugenti, Elisabetta Travaglio, Elpiniki Lagouvardou, Onofrio Caputi Iambrenghi, Gennaro Martines
INTRODUCTION: Gastric bezoars are a rare condition associated with situations of gastric dysmotility and prior gastric surgery, though sometimes they can present without any risk factor. We describe the first successful treatment in medical literature of a large gastric bezoar in the outpatient setting through endoscopic fragmentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old man was referred to our outpatient endoscopy clinic because of dyspepsia and epigastric pain. Upper GI endoscopy with a standard endoscope revealed a 10-cm-diameter gastric phytobezoar with necrotic pressure ulcer of the angulus...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599492/histological-evaluations-of-primary-lesions-are-independently-associated-with-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-who-receive-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
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Tomomitsu Tahara, Tomoyuki Shibata, Masaaki Okubo, Dai Yoshida, Tomohiko Kawamura, Noriyuki Horiguchi, Takamitsu Ishizuka, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Naoki Ohmiya
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy may improve outcomes for patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (GC). To explore useful predictive factors for the response of advanced GC to neoadjuvant chemotherapy, tumor responses were assessed using computed tomography (CT) with histological based criteria. A total of 78 patients with advanced GC undergoing neoadjuvant chemotherapy were included. CT-based response assessment was performed following 2 courses of treatment. Histological evaluation of resected specimens was also performed according to the Japanese classification of gastric carcinoma...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596986/international-core-curriculum-for-capsule-endoscopy-training-courses
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Ignacio Fernandez-Urien, Simon Panter, Cristina Carretero, Carolyn Davison, Xavier Dray, Evgeny Fedorov, Richard Makins, Miguel Mascarenhas, Mark McAlindon, Deirdre McNamara, Hansa Palmer, Jean Francoise Rey, Jean Christophe Saurin, Uwe Seitz, Cristiano Spada, Ervin Toth, Felix Wiedbrauck, Martin Keuchel
Capsule endoscopy (CE) has become a first-line noninvasive tool for visualisation of the small bowel (SB) and is being increasingly used for investigation of the colon. The European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines have specified requirements for the clinical applications of CE. However, there are no standardized recommendations yet for CE training courses in Europe. The following suggestions in this curriculum are based on the experience of European CE training courses directors. It is suggested that 12 hours be dedicated for either a small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) or a colon capsule endoscopy (CCE) course with 4 hours for an introductory CCE course delivered in conjunction with SBCE courses...
June 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592756/cea-producing-multiple-myeloma-with-meningeal-invasion-during-relapse
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Mayumi Hatsuse, Shin-Ichi Fuchida, Akira Okano, Satoshi Murakami, Chihiro Shimazaki
Here we describe the case of a 62-year-old woman diagnosed with multiple myeloma (IgA-κ type) who had a high serum CEA level of 27.7 ng/ml. Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and PET/CT scan showed no abnormality. After two courses of VAD therapy, the serum CEA level decreased to 5.7 ng/ml, with a decrease in the IgA level, suggesting the diagnosis of CEA-producing myeloma. After 4 years and 1 month, she had a relapse with an increase in the LDH level and myeloma cells in the blood, followed by cognitive loss and convulsion...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579581/a-nasal-osteoma-with-an-acute-course-in-a-japanese-black-heifer
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Reiichiro Sato, Yumi Une, Hiroo Madarame, Hyougo Hanami, Eiichi Kanai, Hironobu Murakami, Atsushi Tsukamoto, Takehito Suzuki, Hideharu Ochiai, Masato Kikuchi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Ken Onda
A 14-month-old Japanese Black heifer presented with unilateral epistaxis and mild swelling of the right face. Radiography revealed a mass with increased radiopacity on the right side of the nasal bridge, extending to the left side. Intranasal endoscopy confirmed a large tumor-like structure protruding into the nasal cavity. Following euthanasia, cranial computed tomography (CT) was performed, revealing a tumor 24.3 × 17.5 × 14.8 cm in size. The tumor occupied the entire right nasal cavity and the frontal and sphenoid sinuses...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570883/terminal-ileostomy-and-on-table-enteroscopy-a-case-report-describing-a-novel-approach-for-retrieval-of-foreign-bodies-in-the-difficult-abdomen
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Shadi Al-Bahri, Esther Cha, Gregory Burgoyne
INTRODUCTION: With any abdominal surgery in a difficult abdomen, the procedure is filled with potential hazards. In addition to a prolonged operative time, there is a risk of enterotomy or damage to blood vessels and ureters. An irradiated pelvis increases this risk and may cause additional morbidity such as delayed healing. An impacted foreign body can also be a challenging problem to deal with alone but when combined with a difficult abdomen can make the problem impossible. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67 year-old male presented with a small bowel obstruction secondary to a foreign body impacted in the distal...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567378/capsule-retention-prevention-diagnosis-and-management
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Emanuele Rondonotti
Capsule retention (CR) has been defined as capsule remaining in the digestive tract for a minimum of two weeks. CR occurs approximately in 2% of all patients undergoing small bowel capsule endoscopy (CE). Prompt diagnosis of CR is important, as it has relevant clinical implications. CR should be suspected in (I) all asymptomatic patients who do not report capsule excretion within 15 days from capsule ingestion; and (II) patients with obstructive or perforation-related symptoms in which the capsule has not been excreted, regardless of the time between the onset of symptoms and capsule ingestion...
May 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550655/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-esophagus-following-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-report-of-a-case
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Shinichiro Imai, Akira Suzuki, Yuta Yamamoto, Makoto Koyama, Satoshi Sugiyama, Masato Kitazawa, Yusuke Miyagawa, Shinichi Miyagawa
Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) is a rare neoplasm. We observed a case of PMME that had occurred at an irradiated site in the thoracic esophagus. The patient was a 74-year-old man who had received definitive chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma at the age of 68, and had completely recovered. Six years later, via periodic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, he had been diagnosed with esophageal tumors. After the patient underwent esophagectomy, the removed esophageal tumors were immunohistologically diagnosed as PMME, and most of the tumor was observed to be located within the irradiated area corresponding to the previous radiotherapy...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549957/three-stage-esophagectomy-combined-with-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair-first-case-in-the-literature
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Chris Klonaris, Dimitrios Schizas, Georgios Karaolanis, Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Andreas Alexandrou, Theodore Liakakos
The purpose of this report is to describe the synchronous surgical treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) with concomitant esophageal cancer with a 3-stage esophagectomy, a real management challenge especially in establishing the therapeutic priorities and the ideal treatment approach. A 65-year-old male was referred for treatment in our hospital with the diagnosis of AAA. He complained of general fatigue, weight loss, and intermittent dysphagia. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and upper endoscopy showed the AAA and a large gastroesophageal junction tumor, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547532/prehospital-blood-transfusions-in-pediatric-trauma-and-nontrauma-patients-a-single-center-review-of-safety-and-outcomes
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Aodhnait S Fahy, Cornelius A Thiels, Stephanie F Polites, Maile Parker, Michael B Ishitani, Christopher R Moir, Kathleen Berns, James R Stubbs, Donald H Jenkins, Scott P Zietlow, Martin D Zielinski
PURPOSE: Prehospital transfusions are a novel yet increasingly accepted intervention in the adult population as part of remote damage control resuscitation, but prehospital transfusions remain controversial in children. Our purpose was to review our pediatric prehospital transfusion experience over 12 years to describe the safety of prehospital transfusion in appropriately triaged trauma and nontrauma patients. METHODS: Children (<18 years) transfused with packed red blood cells (pRBC) or plasma during transport to a single regional academic medical center between 2002 and 2014 were identified...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522952/clinical-outcomes-of-sigmoid-colon-volvulus-identification-of-the-factors-associated-with-successful-endoscopic-detorsion
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Tomoya Iida, Suguru Nakagaki, Shuji Satoh, Haruo Shimizu, Hiroyuki Kaneto, Hiroshi Nakase
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Although multiple treatment options exist for the management of sigmoid colon volvulus, no study has examined the factors associated with successful endoscopic detorsion. This study aimed to examine the clinical course of patients with sigmoid colon volvulus and to identify factors related to successful endoscopic detorsion. METHODS: This study included 30 cases (21 patients) of sigmoid volvulus from among 545 cases of intestinal obstruction at a single center...
April 2017: Intestinal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491877/nodular-regenerative-hyperplasia-a-case-of-rare-prognosis
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Mindy Lee, Manhal Izzy, Ashwin Akki, Kathryn Tanaka, Harmit Kalia
Introduction: Nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) is a known etiology of noncirrhotic portal hypertension. Cases of biopsy-proven NRH in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients have been described. While these patients often have normal synthetic liver function, several reports described disease progression to liver failure. Case: We here present a 26-year-old woman with history of congenital HIV on antiretroviral therapy complicated by Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at age 14. CD4 counts have been >300 with undetectable viral load...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485000/simultaneous-diagnosis-of-familial-achalasia-report-of-two-cases
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Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Minoru Matsuda, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a rare disease with a morbidity of 1 in 100,000, for which the exact mechanism of pathogenesis has not been clarified due to the small total number of patients. We herein report on our experience with two cases of familial achalasia in which the involvement of genetic inheritance was suspected. CASE PRESENTATION: These cases consist of a man in his thirties and his mother in her sixties. The son consulted the Department of Gastrointestinal Medicine at our institute with dysphagia, and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor with a maximal diameter of approximately 50 mm...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484157/hematopoietic-neoplasms-accompanied-by-severe-enterocolitis-due-to-aeromonas-species
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Yuka Miyamoto, Kengo Udaka, Etsuko Sekimoto, Hironobu Shibata, Kanako Otsuka, Keiko Mori, Toshio Shigekiyo, Shuji Ozaki
Aeromonas species are known to be a cause of diarrhea and acute enterocolitis. However, only a few cases have been reported and the pathophysiology of Aeromonas infection has not as yet been clarified. We experienced 2 cases developing severe enterocolitis during the course of hematological malignancies, specifically multiple myeloma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Both patients presented with watery diarrhea that persisted for more than a week, followed by bloody diarrhea. Total colon endoscopy showed multiple ulcers on the mucosa from the sigmoid colon to the rectum, and biopsies from the ulcer revealed infiltration of neutrophils and eosinophils in the mucosa and submucosa...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465855/emergent-minimally-invasive-esophagogastrectomy
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Thomas Fabian, Dorothy Chiaravalle, Jeremiah Martin
Introduction. Esophageal perforation in the setting of a malignancy carries a high morbidity and mortality. We describe our management of such a patient using minimally invasive approach. Methods. An 83-year-old female presented with an iatrogenic esophageal perforation during the workup of dysphagia. She was referred for surgical evaluation immediately after the event which occurred in the endoscopy suite. Minimally invasive esophagectomy was chosen to provide definitive treatment for both her malignancy and esophageal perforation...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462653/management-of-ampullary-tumours-in-children-still-a-challenge
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P Fernandez-Eire, J L Vazquez Castelo, M Herreros Villaraviz, B Fernandez Caamaño, J Gonzalez-Carreró, F Ausania
This study describes the case of the youngest patient ever reported with ampullary adenoma. The incidence of ampullary adenomas in childhood is unknown. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound are used in adults to assess and treat these lesions, although there are no instruments designed specifically for use in young children. A six-year-old girl was admitted for abdominal pain, vomiting, pruritus and weight loss. Abdominal ultrasound showed biliary tree (8mm) and pancreatic duct dilatation (4mm)...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459055/video-nasoendoscopic-assisted-transoral-adenoidectomy-with-the-peak-plasmablade-a-preliminary-report-of-a-case-series
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Chao-Yin Kuo, Yuan-Yung Lin, Hsin-Chien Chen, Cheng-Ping Shih, Chih-Hung Wang
Objectives. The primary objective for this study is to evaluate the advantages, disadvantages, surgical applicability, and outcome of the pulsed electron avalanche knife (PEAK) PlasmaBlade in transoral adenoidectomy under direct visualization using video nasoendoscopy. Patients and Methods. In this series, six cases of adenoid hypertrophy showing varying clinical presentations in relation to its clinical course were surgically treated using a PEAK PlasmaBlade. Before and after surgery, all patients underwent nasal endoscopy to define the grading of hypertrophic adenoids and postoperative outcome...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458507/endoscopy-and-cross-sectional-imaging-for-assessing-crohn-s-disease-activity
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Ryan W Stidham, Raymond K Cross
Crohn's disease (CD) is principally characterized by chronic and recurrent inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly found in the ileo-colonic region. The chronicity and severity of intestinal inflammation together contribute to progressive, cumulative, deep, transmural intestinal damage, including stricturing, obstruction, abscesses, and fistulae. Both intestinal inflammation and its chronic complications result in a range of symptoms subsequently leading to patient presentations with diarrhea, abdominal pain, and anemia related to intestinal blood loss...
July 2016: Techniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432283/efficacy-and-safety-of-single-balloon-versus-double-balloon-enteroscopy-a-single-center-retrospective-analysis
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Zhanjun Lu, Yu Qi, Jianjun Weng, Lei Ma, Xinjian Wan, Rong Wan, Lungen Lu, Hang Zhao
BACKGROUND Single-balloon endoscopy (SBE) has been introduced as a simplified endoscopy technique after the promotion of double-balloon endoscopy (DBE). The difference in clinical performance between DBE and SBE is still not very clear. In this study, we aimed to compare the efficacy and safety between these 2 endoscopic procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 173 patients with suspected small bowel disease were enrolled into this study from January 2007 to December 2011. All cases were divided into DBE or SBE groups according to the endoscopic procedures they underwent...
April 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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