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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921278/bronchobiliary-fistula-caused-after-hepatectomy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Seikan Hai, Yuji Iimuro, Tadamichi Hirano, Kazuhiro Suzumura, Akito Yada, Jiro Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: A bronchobiliary fistula, an intercommunication between the biliary tract and bronchial trees, is an extremely rare complication after hepatectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 70-year-old male underwent partial resection of the liver for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma under a thoracoabdominal approach. The immediate postoperative clinical course was uneventful, but the patient was febrile and laboratory examinations revealed leukocytosis on the 15th postoperative day...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919730/minimally-invasive-adnexal-mass-extraction-considerations-and-techniques
#2
Teresa M Walsh, Miranda Gomez, Kimberly A Kho
Adnexal masses are a common indication for surgery in the United States. This article reviews the clinical features which may suggest an underlying malignancy including ultrasound and biomarkers. The decision regarding how to remove an adnexal mass involves consideration of several factors including body habitus, intraabdominal anatomy, concomitant procedures planned, characteristics of the adnexal mass, and concern for underlying malignancy. Minimally invasive techniques for removal of adnexal masses are discussed in detail, with a review of the risk of an unexpected underlying malignancy...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912976/implications-of-a-negative-abdominal-ct-in-the-management-of-pediatric-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Sarah Braungart, Thomas Beattie, Paula Midgley, Mark Powis
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on management of children with a negative trauma CT following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT). Asymptomatic children are frequently "admitted for observation" following negative CT owing to concerns about missing an intraabdominal injury (IAI) without evidence for this practice. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of discharge following a negative CT scan in children sustaining blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: Retrospective audit at a UK paediatric major trauma center and review of the literature...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911148/effects-of-chronic-estrogen-administration-in-the-ventromedial-nucleus-of-the-hypothalamus-vmh-on-fat-and-bone-metabolism-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Z Zhang, J Liu, A G Veldhuis-Vlug, Y Su, E Foppen, B C J van der Eerden, M Koedam, N Bravenboer, A Kalsbeek, A Boelen, E Fliers, P H Bisschop
Estrogen deficiency after ovariectomy (OVX) results in increased adiposity and bone loss, which can be prevented by systemic 17-β estradiol (E2) replacement. Studies in transgenic mice suggested that in addition to direct actions of estrogen in peripheral tissues, also estrogen signaling in the hypothalamus regulates fat distribution and bone metabolism. We hypothesized that the protective effect of systemic E2 on fat and bone metabolism in the OVX model is partly mediated through the ventromedial nucleus of the hypothalamus (VMH)...
December 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908337/source-identification-and-source-control
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Zeke P Oliver, Jack Perkins
Identifying sources of infection and establishing source control is an essential component of the workup and treatment of sepsis. Investigation with history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging can in identifying sources of infection. All organ systems have the potential to develop sources of infection. However, there are inherent difficulties presented by some that require additional diligence, namely, urinalysis, chest radiographs, and intraabdominal infections. Interventions include administration of antibiotics and may require surgical or other specialist intervention...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906036/complicated-acute-appendicitis-presenting-as-a-rapidly-progressive-soft-tissue-infection-of-the-abdominal-wall-a-case-report
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Corinne Beerle, Hans Gelpke, Stefan Breitenstein, Ralph F Staerkle
BACKGROUND: We report a case of a rare complication of acute appendicitis with perforation through the abdominal wall. The case points out that an intraabdominal origin should be considered in patients presenting with rapidly spreading soft tissue infections of the trunk. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old European woman presented to our hospital with a 1-week history of severe abdominal pain accompanied by rapidly spreading erythema and emphysema of the lower abdomen...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900335/a-rare-presentation-of-peritoneal-tuberculosis-mimicking-malignancy
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Thein Swe, Akari Thein Naing, Zaw Win Phyo, Malar Thwin
Our search of literature revealed combined elevations of serum cancer antigen 125 levels and rheumatoid factor levels in a patient with peritoneal tuberculosis has rarely been reported. Thus, we describe the case of a 63-year-old female with large abdominal ascites and malignancy was ruled out with biopsy. High levels of serum cancer antigen and rheumatoid factor were noted. Physicians should be aware that tuberculosis infection could induce elevation of rheumatoid factor levels in the absence of rheumatologic symptoms or disease...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900227/urachal-cyst-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult-with-a-virgin-abdomen
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Michael P O'Leary, Zane W Ashman, David S Plurad, Dennis Y Kim
Introduction. A patent urachus is a rare congenital or acquired pathology, which can lead to complications later in life. We describe a case of urachal cystitis as the etiology of small bowel obstruction in an adult without prior intra-abdominal surgery. Case Report. A 64-year-old male presented to the acute care surgery team with a 5-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, distention, nausea, and vomiting. He had a two-month history of urinary retention and his past medical history was significant for benign prostate hyperplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896150/early-reoperations-after-primary-repair-of-jejunoileal-atresia-in-newborns
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Fanny Yeung, Yuk Him Tam, Yuen Shan Wong, Siu Yan Tsui, Hei Yi Wong, Kristine Kit Yi Pang, Christopher H Houben, Jennifer Wai Cheung Mou, Kin Wai Chan, Kim Hung Lee
Aim: To review nine-year experience in managing jejuno-ileal atresia (JIA) by primary resection and anastomosis and identify factors associated with reoperations. Methods: From April 2006 to May 2015, all consecutive neonates who underwent bowel resection and primary anastomosis for JIA were analyzed retrospectively. Patients with temporary enterostomy were excluded. Patient demographics, types of atresia, surgical techniques, need for reoperations, and long-term outcomes were investigated. Results: A total of forty-three neonates were included, in which nineteen (44...
October 2016: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889778/primary-intestinal-hodgkin-lymphoma-mimicking-intraabdominal-abscess-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
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Biljana Mihaljevic, Darko Antic, Vojin Vukovic, Maja Perunicic Jovanovic, Visnja Lezaic, Nemanja Zaric, Mirko Kerkez, Vladimir Djordjevic
INTRODUCTION: Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) comprises a variety of lymphoid and plasma cell disorders arising in patients with a solid organ transplant. Monomorphic lymphomas represent the most significant part of this wide spectrum, with the overall risk rising with the aggressiveness of lymphoid proliferation in comparison to the general population. The development of Hodgkin lymphoma is very rare in transplant recipients, comprising less than 6% of all monomorphic PTLD, while cases of primary intestinal Hodgkin lymphoma in these circumstances are anecdotal...
2016: Oncology Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884320/prediction-of-procalcitonin-for-postoperative-intraabdominal-infections-after-definitive-operation-of-intestinal-fistulae
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Huajian Ren, Jianan Ren, Qiongyuan Hu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Zhiwu Hong, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory biomarkers usually start to rise earlier before the infection becomes clinically evident. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive performance of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) counts in postoperative intraabdominal infections (IAIs) after definitive operation of intestinal fistulae. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a total of 356 consecutive patients who underwent elective digestive tract reconstruction for gastrointestinal fistulae without existing clinical infection...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883967/case-report-of-migration-of-2-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-catheters-to-the-scrotum-use-of-an-inguinal-incision-for-retrieval-diagnostic-laparoscopy-and-hernia-repair
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Caesar Ricci, Bratislav M Velimirovic, Tamara N Fitzgerald
BACKGROUD: Ventriculoperitoneal shunts are commonly used in the treatment of hydrocephalus, and catheter migration to various body sites has been reported. Pediatric and general surgeons are asked on occasion to assist with intraabdominal access for these shunts, particularly when there may be extensive adhesions or other complicating factors. METHODS: We describe a case in which an old shunt catheter was never removed from the abdomen, and it migrated through an inguinal hernia into the scrotum...
November 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864598/impact-of-fetal-counseling-on-outcome-of-antenatal-congenital-surgical-anomalies
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Shilpa Sharma, Ranjana Bhanot, Dipika Deka, Minu Bajpai, Devendra K Gupta
AIM: To analyze the impact of counseling on antenatal congenital surgical anomalies (ACSA). METHODS: Cases presenting with ACSA for fetal counseling and those presenting in post-natal period following diagnosis of ACSA (PACSA) for surgical opinion were analyzed for spectrum, presentation and outcome. RESULTS: 117 cases including ACSA(68);PACSA(49) were analyzed. Gestational age at diagnosis of ACSA;PACSA was 17-37;17-39 weeks (median 24;32 weeks)...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847997/benefit-of-iodine-density-images-to-reduce-out-of-field-image-artifacts-at-rapid-kvp-switching-dual-energy-ct
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Brandan Dotson, Jack W Lambert, Zhen J Wang, Yuxin Sun, Michael A Ohliger, Sebastian Winklhofer, Benjamin M Yeh
PURPOSE: To evaluate the reduction of out-of-field artifacts caused by body parts outside the field of view (FOV) at rapid kVp switching dual-energy CT (rsDECT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review board. Informed consent was not required. We viewed 246 consecutive rsDECT thoracoabdominal scans to identify those with body parts outside the maximal FOV of 50 cm. The maximal length, thickness, and subjective severity of the out-of-field artifacts were recorded for the 40, 65, and 140 keV virtual monochromatic and iodine and water density images...
November 16, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836359/lymphocyte-depression-as-a-predictor-of-postoperative-intraabdominal-abscess-after-appendectomy-in-children
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Daniel L Lodwick, Jennifer N Cooper, Brian Kenney, Katherine J Deans, Peter C Minneci, Rajan K Thakkar
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the efficacy of lymphopenia to predict postappendectomy intraabdominal abscess (IAA) in pediatric complex appendicitis. METHODS: This single-center retrospective cohort study included appendectomy patients with complex appendicitis from 4/2012 to 10/2014. IAA was diagnosed based on imaging or undergoing a drainage procedure. Labs were used from the closest day prior to abscess diagnosis or day of discharge from index admission. Lymphocyte percentage was categorized based on age-specific cutoffs with lymphopenia defined as a low percentage...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830178/diaphragmatic-hernia-after-living-donor-right-hepatectomy-proposal-for-a-screening-protocol
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Scott M Livingstone, Axel Andres, A M James Shapiro, Norman N Kneteman, David L Bigam
BACKGROUND: Living donor hepatectomy (LDH) is increasingly being used to improve access to liver transplantation for those with end-stage liver disease. Although recipient outcomes are equivalent, donor complication rates range from 10% to 41%. A rare, but potentially serious complication is occurrence of a diaphragmatic hernia (DH), of which 9 cases have been reported so far in the literature. The purpose of this work was to review the clinical impact of DH post-LDH, including risk factors (RF) in hope of mitigating impact...
July 2016: Transplantation Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826465/collagenopathies-implications-for-abdominal-wall-reconstruction-a-systematic-review
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Bridget Harrison, Kyle Sanniec, Jeffrey E Janis
BACKGROUND: The etiology of hernia formation is strongly debated and includes mechanical strain, prior surgical intervention, abnormal embryologic development, and increased intraabdominal pressure. Although the most common inciting cause in ventral hernias is previous abdominal surgery, many other factors contribute. We explore this etiology through an examination of the current literature and existing evidence on patients with collagen vascular diseases, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824211/spontaneous-omental-bleeding-in-a-20-year-old-patient-with-hemophilia-a-a-rare-cause-for-emergency-laparotomy
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V Aumann, C Chiapponi, F Meyer, C Wybranski, C J Bruns, O Jannasch
Spontaneous intraabdominal hemorrhage is a very rare event even in patients with bleeding disorders like hemophilia. Nevertheless this rare case must be considered in patients with coagulopathies presenting with abdominal pain. Prompt radiologic imaging and surgical consultation are of highest priority. Here we report on a 20-year-old patient with moderate hemophilia A, who underwent emergency laparotomy for a spontaneous idiopathic bleeding of the omentum majus. There are few cases in the literature on this sort of event in patients with hemophilia, who mostly suffer from spontaneous joint bleedings...
November 8, 2016: Hämostaseologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817834/a-comparison-study-of-pelvic-fractures-and-associated-abdominal-injuries-between-pediatric-and-adult-blunt-trauma-patients
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Forat Swaid, Kobi Peleg, Ricardo Alfici, Oded Olsha, Adi Givon, Boris Kessel
PURPOSE: Pelvic fractures are a marker of severe injury, mandating a thorough investigation for the presence of associated injuries. Anatomical and physiological differences between adults and children may lead to a different impact of pelvic fractures on these populations. The purpose of this study is to compare pelvic fractures between pediatric and adult blunt trauma victims, mainly regarding their severity and associated intraabdominal injuries. METHODS: A retrospective study involving blunt trauma patients suffering pelvic fractures, according to the records of the Israeli National Trauma Registry...
September 23, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812908/liver-transplantation-in-infants-with-biliary-atresia-comparison-of-primary-versus-temporary-abdominal-closure
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Nagoud Schukfeh, Anna-Charlotte Holland, Dieter P Hoyer, Anja Gallinat, Andreas Paul, Maren Schulze
INTRODUCTION: Biliary atresia (BA) is the most frequent disease leading to liver transplantation (LT) in infants. Since the patients often require transplantation before reaching a body weight of 10 kg, it is necessary to perform living-related or split liver transplantation by using a left lateral segment. However, this graft often exceeds a graft body weight ratio (GBWR) of 4. Because of the size mismatch and poor portal venous blood flow in most recipients, temporary abdominal closure is often favoured...
November 3, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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