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Claudia Schadow, Hanna Schmidt, Alexander Schorcht, Frank Meyer
MEDICAL HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS:  A 43-year old male patient was admitted because of diffuse abdominal discomfort for two days, which had started in the upper abdomen; medical history, no previous surgical interventions at the abdomen. INVESTIGATIONS:  Gastroscopy and abdominal ultrasound revealed only a mild gastritis. Laboratory parameters: showed only a slight leucocytosis (10 610/µL). On the 1st day of the hospital stay, the patient developed a worsening of the abdominal symptoms with distended abdomen, sounding bowel movements and recurrent vomiting, which were interpreted as acute abdomen by the surgeon on call leading to the indication of a surgical intervention...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
G Mulkerrin, N M Hogan, M Sheehan, M R Joyce
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are a rare slow growing malignancy, accounting for less than 1% of all gastrointestinal (GI) tract tumors. These tumors are usually discovered incidentally by endoscopy, surgery or radiology. However on occasions they may present with significant symptoms including GI blood loss. This case report discusses an atypical presentation of a GIST in a 57-year-old female. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department following one episode of melena...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Naoyuki Fujita, Mitsuhiro Tambo, Yuichi Terado, Michio Fujita, Takatsugu Okegawa, Kikuo Nutahara
We report a case of a vesicoenteric fistula arising from an adenocarcinoma of ectopic pancreatic tissue in a Meckel diverticulum in a 58-year-old man. The patient suffered from refractory micturition pain and increased urinary frequency. Computerized tomography with a contrast agent showed a ring-shaped enhanced mass near the dome of the urinary bladder. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a cystic mass close to the urinary bladder with partly irregular wall and fistula formation to the urinary bladder. Surgical findings showed a Meckel diverticulum in the ileum, which formed a fistula with the urinary bladder, and Meckel diverticulectomy and partial cystectomy were performed...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
T A Meckel, L Trevisan, P G Krishnamurthy
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March 6, 2018: Scientific Reports
Mohamed Ouladsaiad, Najoua Aballa, El Ouafi El Aouni Kamili, Karima Fouraiji
The association between omphalomesenteric duct remnants and other digestive tract malformations is not rare. Most associated anomalies are reported with Meckel's diverticulum. We report two associated anomalies which were never reported: an ileal stenosis and an ileal duplication. Surgeons must be aware of associated anomalies to prevent post-operative complications.
April 2017: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Kaan Yağmurlu, Michael A Mooney, Kaith K Almefty, Baran Bozkurt, Necmettin Tanriover, Andrew S Little, Mark C Preul
OBJECTIVE: To describe an endoscopic anterolateral surgical route to the lateral portion of Meckel's cave. METHODS: A sublabial transmaxillary transpterygoid approach was performed in 6 cadaveric heads (12 sides). A craniectomy was drilled between the foramen rotundum (FR) and foramen ovale (FO) with defined borders. Extradural dissection was performed up to the V2-V3 junction of the trigeminal ganglion. The working space was analyzed using anatomical measurements...
March 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Andrius Masedunskas, Mark A Appaduray, Christine A Lucas, María Lastra Cagigas, Marco Heydecker, Mira Holliday, Joyce Meiring, Jeff Hook, Anthony Kee, Melissa White, Paul Thomas, Yingfan Zhang, Robert S Adelstein, Tobias Meckel, Till Böcking, Roberto Weigert, Nicole S Bryce, Peter W Gunning, Edna C Hardeman
Many actin filaments in animal cells are co-polymers of actin and tropomyosin. For many of these co-polymers, non-muscle myosin II associates to establish a contractile network. However, the temporal relationship of these 3 proteins in the de novo assembly of actin filaments is not known. Intravital subcellular microscopy of secretory granule exocytosis allows the visualisation and quantitation of the formation of an actin scaffold in real time with the added advantage that it occurs in a living mammal, under physiological conditions...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
Sandra Zečević Penić, Marijana Lisak, Tomislav Gregurić, Hrvoje Hećimović, Vanja Bašić Kes
This case report presents a patient diagnosed with Tolosa-Hunt syndrome (THS) after an extensive neuro-diagnostic and neuroimaging evaluation. Diagnostic work-up included thorough physical and neurological examination, complete laboratory serum assessments, neuroendocrine and immunohistochemistry analysis, cerebrospinal fluid analysis, neurophysiology assessment, ophthalmologist examination and neuroimaging. Th e most important diagnostic tool in deriving the diagnosis of THS was neuroimaging evaluation that included baseline and follow-up cranial contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
June 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Lidia Ciobanu, Oliviu Pascu, Marcel Tanțău
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 27, 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
Houda Nasser Al Yaqoubi, Nishat Fatema
Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MGS) is a rare and lethal ciliopathic disorder, with the incidence ranging between 1 in 13 000-400 000 live births. MGS is characterized by multisystem developmental malformations with the classical features of renal cystic dysplasia, occipital encephalocele and post-axial polydactyly. Except for occipital encephalocele, the CNS abnormalities associated with MGS that are less frequently reported include hydrocephaly, anencephaly or malformation of cerebellum. Our presented case of MGS is associated with anencephaly and other facial abnormalities...
February 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Ian C Glenn, Ibrahim Abd El-Shafy, Nicholas E Bruns, E Pete Muenks, Yara K Duran, Joshua A Hill, Shawn D St Peter, Jose M Prince, Aaron M Lipskar, Todd A Ponsky
PURPOSE: It is unclear whether simple diverticulectomy, rather than segmental bowel resection (SBR), is adequate treatment for gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) secondary to Meckel diverticulum (MD). There is concern that ulcers in the adjacent bowel may continue to bleed if only the diverticulum is removed. This study seeks to determine if diverticulectomy is satisfactory treatment for bleeding MD. METHODS: A multi-institution, retrospective review was performed for patients with a diagnosis of MD and GIB who underwent simple diverticulectomy or small bowel resection...
February 19, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Ryan J Malcom, Izaskun M Iglesias, Eduardo Smith-Singares
INTRODUCTION: Giant Meckel's diverticula are a relatively rare form of Meckel's, and henceforth their natural history is not clearly defined. They're currently thought of as an infrequent form of ileal dysgenesis. Noted complications include perforation, torsion and bowel obstruction. A much rarer presentation is Giant Meckel's diverticulitis. CASE: A 71 year old white female presented herself to the Emergency Department of a small urban community hospital, complaining of severe abdominal pain, nausea & vomiting...
February 10, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Ken Sugezawa, Hiroaki Saito, Yusuke Kono, Yuki Murakami, Yuji Shishido, Hirohiko Kuroda, Tomoyuki Matsunaga, Yoji Fukumoto, Tomohiro Osaki, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
A 47-year-old man with progressive anemia possibly due to digestive tract bleeding was referred to our hospital. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen showed a 2-cm tumor lesion arising near the small intestine. Enteroscopy revealed a 3-cm submucosal tumor at the ileum. A gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the small intestine was suspected, and the patient underwent surgery. During the operation, a diverticulum approximately 60 cm orad to the terminal ileum and a tumor at the top of the diverticulum were observed...
December 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
Nimitha R Mathew, Francis Baumgartner, Lukas Braun, David O'Sullivan, Simone Thomas, Miguel Waterhouse, Tony A Müller, Kathrin Hanke, Sanaz Taromi, Petya Apostolova, Anna L Illert, Wolfgang Melchinger, Sandra Duquesne, Annette Schmitt-Graeff, Lena Osswald, Kai-Li Yan, Arnim Weber, Sonia Tugues, Sabine Spath, Dietmar Pfeifer, Marie Follo, Rainer Claus, Michael Lübbert, Christoph Rummelt, Hartmut Bertz, Ralph Wäsch, Johanna Haag, Andrea Schmidts, Michael Schultheiss, Dominik Bettinger, Robert Thimme, Evelyn Ullrich, Yakup Tanriver, Giang Lam Vuong, Renate Arnold, Philipp Hemmati, Dominik Wolf, Markus Ditschkowski, Cordula Jilg, Konrad Wilhelm, Christian Leiber, Sabine Gerull, Jörg Halter, Claudia Lengerke, Thomas Pabst, Thomas Schroeder, Guido Kobbe, Wolf Rösler, Soroush Doostkam, Stephan Meckel, Kathleen Stabla, Stephan K Metzelder, Sebastian Halbach, Tilman Brummer, Zehan Hu, Joern Dengjel, Björn Hackanson, Christoph Schmid, Udo Holtick, Christof Scheid, Alexandros Spyridonidis, Friedrich Stölzel, Rainer Ordemann, Lutz P Müller, Flore Sicre-de-Fontbrune, Gabriele Ihorst, Jürgen Kuball, Jan E Ehlert, Daniel Feger, Eva-Maria Wagner, Jean-Yves Cahn, Jacqueline Schnell, Florian Kuchenbauer, Donald Bunjes, Ronjon Chakraverty, Simon Richardson, Saar Gill, Nicolaus Kröger, Francis Ayuk, Luca Vago, Fabio Ciceri, Antonia M Müller, Takeshi Kondo, Takanori Teshima, Susan Klaeger, Bernhard Kuster, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Daniel Weisdorf, Walter van der Velden, Daniela Dörfel, Wolfgang Bethge, Inken Hilgendorf, Andreas Hochhaus, Geoffroy Andrieux, Melanie Börries, Hauke Busch, John Magenau, Pavan Reddy, Myriam Labopin, Joseph H Antin, Andrea S Henden, Geoffrey R Hill, Glen A Kennedy, Merav Bar, Anita Sarma, Donal McLornan, Ghulam Mufti, Betul Oran, Katayoun Rezvani, Omid Sha, Robert S Negrin, Arnon Nagler, Marco Prinz, Andreas Burchert, Andreas Neubauer, Dietrich Beelen, Andreas Mackensen, Nikolas von Bubnoff, Wolfgang Herr, Burkhard Becher, Gerard Socié, Michael A Caligiuri, Eliana Ruggiero, Chiara Bonini, Georg Häcker, Justus Duyster, Jürgen Finke, Erika Pearce, Bruce R Blazar, Robert Zeiser
Individuals with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) harboring an internal tandem duplication (ITD) in the gene encoding Fms-related tyrosine kinase 3 (FLT3) who relapse after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT) have a 1-year survival rate below 20%. We observed that sorafenib, a multitargeted tyrosine kinase inhibitor, increased IL-15 production by FLT3-ITD+ leukemia cells. This synergized with the allogeneic CD8+ T cell response, leading to long-term survival in six mouse models of FLT3-ITD+ AML...
February 12, 2018: Nature Medicine
Oscar Cano-Valderrama, Belen Manso, Jaime Ruiz-Tovar, Manuel Duran-Poveda, Sandra Agudo-Fernández
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2018: American Surgeon
V Alonso Arroyo, M Molina Mata, C Cadaval Gallardo, M J Moya Jiménez, R Granero Cendón, M Victoria Maestre, J Morcillo Azcárate
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Recurrent abdominal pain is defined as > 3 episodes of abdominal pain accompanied by affectation of the daily activity, during > 3 months. Our objective is to analyze the role of diagnostic and/or therapeutic laparoscopy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A descriptive, retrospective study from 2004 to 2016. Patients: <14 years with DAR who underwent laparoscopy. Variables: age, sex, history, surgical findings, histology and follow-up. RESULTS: 55 patients...
February 1, 2018: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Manupriya Sharma, Rashmi Kaul, Bal Chander
Enterobius vermicularis is an intestinal nematode commonly affecting children worldwide. Its transmission is by feco-oral route. Meckel's diverticulitis due to E. vermicularis infestation is an extremely rare presentation. An 11-year-old boy presented with acute abdomen. During surgery inflamed Meckel's diverticulum (M.D) was seen. Histopathology examination of specimen revealed E. vermicularis. Till date, only one case of E. vermicularis infestation of M.D is reported around five decades ago. This histopathological confirmation is extremely important as the required treatment (Mebendazole) of the infected case along with household contacts can prevent the spread of infection and may avoid surgery in known contacts...
January 2018: Journal of Laboratory Physicians
Przemyslaw Wolak, Andrzej Wincewicz, Anna Porębska, Stanislaw Sulkowski, Agnieszka Wincewicz-Price, Jonathan Price
Professor Zofia Umiastowska Sawicka laid the foundations for modern pediatric surgery in Poland, first in Bialystok, and subsequently in Kielce. She was a student of Prof. Jan Kossakowski from Warsaw Medical University to be counted among his most talented and skilled disciples. Professor Umiastowska became the head of the first Department of Pediatric Surgery in Bialystok, which was later incorporated into the Medical Academy of Bialystok. In 1977 she moved to Kielce to run the Department of Pediatric Surgery until her retirement in 1991...
December 2017: Acta Medico-historica Adriatica: AMHA
P Martre, T Codjia, J-J Tuech, L Schwarz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 29, 2018: Journal of Visceral Surgery
Huy Q Truong, Xicai Sun, Emrah Celtikci, Hamid Borghei-Razavi, Eric W Wang, Carl H Snyderman, Paul A Gardner, Juan C Fernandez-Miranda
OBJECTIVE Multiple approaches have been designed to reach the medial middle fossa (for lesions in Meckel's cave, in particular), but an anterior approach through the greater wing of the sphenoid (transalisphenoid) has not been explored. In this study, the authors sought to assess the feasibility of and define the anatomical landmarks for an endoscopic anterior transmaxillary transalisphenoid (EATT) approach to Meckel's cave and the middle cranial fossa. METHODS Endoscopic dissection was performed on 5 cadaver heads injected intravascularly with colored silicone bilaterally to develop the approach and define surgical landmarks...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
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