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Dominique L Doster, Amanda R Jensen, Sina Khaneki, Troy A Markel
Intestinal ischemia is a devastating intraabdominal emergency that often necessitates surgical intervention. Mortality rates can be high, and patients who survive often have significant long-term morbidity. The implementation of traditional medical therapies to prevent or treat intestinal ischemia have been sparse over the last decade, and therefore, the use of novel therapies are becoming more prevalent. Cellular therapy using mesenchymal stromal cells is one such treatment modality that is attracting noteworthy attention in the scientific community...
October 10, 2016: Cytotherapy
Tao Peng, Liming Dong, Zhihua Zhu, Jing Cui, Qian Li, Xin Li, Heshui Wu, Chunyou Wang, Zhiyong Yang
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Some deep pelvic abscesses are not accessible through anterior or lateral approaches because of the presence of organs and structures. The objective of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, tolerability, and efficacy of a percutaneous presacral space approach by reviewing our clinical experience and the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The outcomes of 12 patients, who have undergone computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous presacral space drainage, were retrospectively reviewed, including demographic, clinical, and morphological data in the medical records...
October 12, 2016: Academic Radiology
Turan Yıldız, Zekeriya İlçe, Yasemin Gündüz, Gözde Çakar Çakırsoy
Undescended testicle is the most common congenital anomaly among males. Testicular tumor develops in 3-5% of the boys with a complaint of undescended testicle. The clinical presentation of malignant intra-abdominal testicular tumors ranges from asymptomatic cases to acute abdomen. In this study, we present a child with testicular tumor rupture which is observed very rarely. A 16-year-old boy presented 24 hours after the sudden onset of right lower quadrant pain, nausea, vomiting and fever. On physical examination, extensive tenderness in the abdomen and abdominal guarding were found...
September 2016: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
C Raspé, L Flöther, R Schneider, M Bucher, P Piso
Due to the significantly improved outcome and quality of life of patients with different tumor entities after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and HIPEC, there is an increasing number of centers performing CRS and HIPEC procedures. As this procedure is technically challenging with potential high morbidity and mortality, respectively, institutional experience also in the anesthetic and intensive care departments is essential for optimal treatment and prevention of adverse events. Clinical pathways have to be developed to achieve also good results in more comorbid patients with border line indications and extensive surgical procedures...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Javier Otero, Natalie Ben-Yakar, Biruk Alemayehu, Steven D Kozusko, Frank Borao, Thomas S Vates Iii
Background. Polyorchidism, alternatively supernumerary testes (SNT), is a condition where an individual is born with more than two testicles. This congenital anomaly is quite rare and the literature has described various presentations. Questions/Purposes. To our knowledge, this presentation of polyorchidism has yet to be described in the literature. The goal of this case study is to add to the pediatric, general, and urologic surgery's body of knowledge of the subject matter. Case Study. A nine-month-old boy was admitted for an impalpable right testis and phimosis...
2016: Case Reports in Urology
Ting-Chia Yeh
BACKGROUND: Duodenum diverticulum is the most common site for diverticular disease of small intestine. Most of duodenal diverticulum are asymptomatic, but complicated or perforated duodenal diverticulum is rare. Nonoperative management is attractive in selected patients, because of higher surgical complications. We suggest the use of a minimally invasive operative method as an alternative approach for the management of complicated duodenal diverticulum, especially when conservative treatment has failed...
October 5, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Luis Gorospe, María Cristina González-Gordaliza, Javier García-Poza, Isabel García-Gómez-Muriel, Raquel García-Latorre
We describe the imaging findings of a case of an intraabdominal gossypiboma (retained surgical sponge) in an asymptomatic 61-year-old man who underwent an emergency nephrectomy because of a Wunderlich syndrome secondary to a renal cell carcinoma. A follow-up computed tomography (CT) was performed 4 months after the emergency surgery and showed an extraperitoneal lesion with gas bubbles and radiopaque markings in the left hemiabdomen, consistent with a retained surgical sponge ("gossypiboma" or "textiloma") in the anterior pararenal space...
October 6, 2016: Urology
Maryam Sadat Hosseini, Tahereh Ashrafganjoei, Ainaz Sourati, Morteza Tabatabeifar, Mahdiss Mohamadianamiri
INTRODUCTION: Rhabdomyosarcoma has known as a highly malignant soft tissue sarcoma. It has been the most common soft tissue sarcoma in childhood, accounting for about 3 to 4 % of all cases of childhood cancer. Rhabdomyosarcoma was rare in adults, accounting for 3% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of female genital tract including uterine cervix in an adult was rare. CASE PRESENTATION: This study has reported a 33-year-old woman presented with abnormal vaginal discharge...
June 2016: Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention
Jonas E Sabroe, Mark B Ellebæk, Niels Qvist
Microdialysis is used for in vivo sampling of extracellular molecules. The technique provides a continuous and dynamic view of concentrations of both endogenous released and exogenous administered substances. Microdialysis carries a low risk of complications and has proven to be a safe procedure in humans. The technique has been applied in several clinical areas, including gastrointestinal surgery. Microdialysis may be used for studies of tissue metabolism, and the technique is also a promising tool for pharmacological studies of drug penetration into abdominal organ tissue and the peritoneal cavity...
October 5, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
Ke-Kang Sun, Song Xu, Jinzhen Chen, Gang Liu, Xiaojun Shen, Xiaoyang Wu
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are mesenchymal neoplasms that arise in the gastrointestinal tract, accounting for ~1% of gastric malignancies. The present study reports the case of a GIST of the stomach in a 75-year-old man who presented with abdominal distension and anorexia for 1 month. Gastroscopy was unremarkable. Ultrasound and computed tomography (CT) scans showed a giant intraabdominal cystic lesion of unknown origin. The lesion was initially believed to be a duplication cyst, a pancreatic pseudocyst or a liver cyst in the pre-operative diagnosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Julius Pochhammer, Stefanie Lang, Bettina Scuffi, Michael Schäffer, Constantin A Smaxwil
PURPOSE: Intraabdominal bleeding is a dreaded complication after laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs. Routine postoperative sonographic (US) examination and hemoglobin measurement have been suggested to identify bleeding after surgery. We retrospectively assessed the value of these tests. METHODS: A total of 995 consecutive patients admitted for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair to a single teaching hospital were analyzed. US examinations were performed postoperatively on the operative day to identify intraabdominal bleeding...
October 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Benjamin Struecker, Matthias Biebl, Mehran Dadras, Sascha Chopra, Christian Denecke, Johanna Spenke, Ann-Christin Heilmann, Marcus Bahra, Igor Maximilian Sauer, Johann Pratschke, Andreas Andreou
BACKGROUND: Obesity is generally considered to be associated with increased postoperative morbidity and mortality following intraabdominal cancer surgery. However, recent reports showed that overweight patients may have a lower risk for adverse postoperative outcomes and this observation has been described as the 'obesity paradox'. Therefore, we aimed to analyze the impact of obesity on outcomes after resection for gastric cancer. METHODS: Data of patients who underwent resection for gastric cancer between 2005 and 2012 were assessed...
October 1, 2016: Digestive Surgery
Javier Barrio, Carlos L Errando, Guillermo San Miguel, Boris I Salas, Juan Raga, José L Carrión, Jaime García-Ramón, Juan Gallego
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of neuromuscular blockade (NMB) upon the abdominal space during pneumoperitoneum establishment in laparoscopic surgery, comparing moderate NMB and deep NMB. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, crossover clinical trial. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENTS: Seventy-six American Society of Anesthesiologists 1 to 2 patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic surgery. INTERVENTIONS: Two independent evaluations were performed at the establishment of pneumoperitoneum for a preset intraabdominal pressures (IAPs) of 8 and 12 mm Hg, both during moderate NMB (train-of-four count, 1-3) and deep NMB (posttetanic count, <5)...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Clement D Marshall, Michael S Hu, Tripp Leavitt, Leandra A Barnes, Alexander T M Cheung, Samir Malhotra, H Peter Lorenz, Michael T Longaker
Abdominal adhesions consist of fibrotic tissue that forms in the peritoneal space in response to an inflammatory insult, typically surgery or intraabdominal infection. The precise mechanisms underlying adhesion formation are poorly understood. Many compounds and physical barriers have been tested for their ability to prevent adhesions after surgery with varying levels of success. The mouse and rat are important models for the study of abdominal adhesions. Several different techniques for the creation of adhesions in the mouse and rat exist in the literature...
2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
L X Cai, S L He, F Q Wei, Y C Yu, X J Cai
Objective: The aim was to explore the strategy and clinical value of laparoscopic transection of median hepatic fissure (MHF) in difficult laparoscopic liver resections. Methods: First the MHF was located and marked, then the transection plane of the MHF was set. Next, the laparoscopic Multifuctional Operative Dissector (LPMOD) and the technique of curettage and aspiration were utilized to transect the liver beginning from the middle portion of the gallbladder fossa, in a caudal-to-cranial and anterior-to-posterior direction, until the clear exposure of the anterior surface of the intrahepatic inferior vena cava...
September 13, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Wojciech Figiel, Michał Grąt, Karolina M Wronka, Waldemar Patkowski, Maciej Krasnodębski, Łukasz Masior, Jan Stypułkowski, Karolina Grąt, Marek Krawczyk
: Intraabdominal hemorrhage remains one of the most frequent surgical complications after liver transplantation. The aim of the study was to evaluate risk factors for intraabdominal bleeding requiring reoperation and to assess the relevance of the reoperations with respect to short- and long-term outcomes following liver transplantation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data of 603 liver transplantations performed in the Department of General, Transplant and Liver Surgery in the period between January 2011 and September 2014 were analyzed retrospectively...
September 1, 2016: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
Dominik Bettinger, Lisa Lutz, Michael Schultheiß, Martin Werner, Robert Thimme, Christoph Neumann-Haefelin
Primary systemic amyloidosis is a rare disorder resulting in extracellular deposition of insoluble fibrils in different organs. Liver involvement has been reported. Since hepatic amyloidosis often presents clinically asymptomatic without specific laboratory or imaging hallmarks, diagnosis is challenging. However, cases of progressive hepatic failure due to liver amyloidosis have been reported. A 63 year old man presented with newly diagnosed ascites to our department. The patient reported occasional alcohol consumption...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Amalachukwu M Okpala, Samuel A Debrah, Mohammed Mouhajer
Management of the burst abdomen is complex due to the co-morbidities associated with it. When coupled with intraabdominal sepsis and pregnancy, it becomes even more difficult due to the ethical issues that have to be considered when managing both mother and child. Due to the paucity of literature on this subject, a management algorithm has been proposed which aims at tackling this delicate issue. However, the major consideration in the management of these cases is that decisions are to be made based on optimization of the condition of the mother...
June 2016: Ghana Medical Journal
Salvatore Arena, Pietro Impellizzeri, Patrizia Perrone, Gianfranco Scalfari, Antonio Centorrino, Nunzio Turiaco, Saveria Parisi, Pietro Antonuccio, Carmelo Romeo
PURPOSE: To report our experience in surgical management of nonpalpable intraabdominal testis (NPIT) by inguinal orchidopexy without division of the spermatic vessels. METHODS: We reviewed the records of NPIT patients who underwent orchidopexy between 2012 and 2015. All patients were evaluated ultrasonographically. When the testis was not detected ultrasonographically, a laparoscopic exploration was performed. If the testis was found on laparoscopy, surgery was resumed through an inguinal incision...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
H Drinhaus, T Annecke, J Hinkelbein
Decompression of the chest is a life-saving invasive procedure for tension pneumothorax, trauma-associated cardiopulmonary resuscitation or massive haematopneumothorax that every emergency physician or intensivist must master. Particularly in the preclinical setting, indication must be restricted to urgent cases, but in these cases chest decompression must be executed without delay, even in subpar circumstances. The methods available are needle decompression or thoracentesis via mini-thoracotomy with or without insertion of a chest tube in the midclavicular line of the 2nd/3rd intercostal space (Monaldi-position) or in the anterior to mid-axillary line of the 4th/5th intercostal space (Bülau-position)...
October 2016: Der Anaesthesist
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