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B Borghese, P Santulli, L Marcellin, C Chapron
Endometriosis and adenomyosis are histologically defined. The frequency of endometriosis cannot be precisely estimated in the general population. Endometriosis is considered a disease when it causes pain and/or infertility. Endometriosis is a heterogeneous disease with three well-recognized subtypes that are often associated with each other: superficial endometriosis (SUP), ovarian endometrioma (OMA), and deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). DIE is frequently multifocal and mainly affects the following structures: the uterosacral ligaments, the posterior vaginal cul-de-sac, the bladder, the ureters, and the digestive tract (rectum, recto-sigmoid junction, appendix)...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
I Thomassin-Naggara, S Bendifallah, P Rousset, M Bazot, M Ballester, E Darai
Diagnostic performance of MR imaging for the diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis are good. Even if some differences of performances exists according the location considered, the risk of misdiagnosis is lower than 10% for trained teams (NP2). The performance of pelvic MR imaging and surgery are quite similar to diagnose endometrioma (sensitivity and specificity>90%). A negative pelvic MR imaging allows to exclude deep pelvic endometriosis with a performance similar to surgery but a positive MR imaging is less accurate than surgery because of a high number of false positives (23%)...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Michail Kornaropoulos, Marinos Makris, Elia Modestou, Vasileios Karatzias, Apostolos Krikelis, Aristomenis Thanopoulos, Artemis Liapi, Apostolos Mitrousias, Dimitris Katsogiannos, Georgios Kokkalas, Andreas Zevlas, Evripidis Gettimis
INTRODUCTION: Lumbar-peritoneal (LP) and ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt placement is the treatment of choice for diversion of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the subarachnoid space into the peritoneal cavity. This invasive procedure has been associated with several complications, most commonly infection and obstruction. Perforation of the bowel is an extremely rare complication. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 72 old female patient with LP shunt for raised intracranial pressure, who presented with LP shunt catheter protruding from anus...
February 23, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Flavia Merigo, Alessandro Brandolese, Sonia Facchin, Silvia Missaggia, Paolo Bernardi, Federico Boschi, Renata D'Incà, Edoardo Vincenzo Savarino, Andrea Sbarbati, Giacomo Carlo Sturniolo
AIM: To investigate by immunostaining glucose transporter expression in human colorectal mucosa in controls and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Colorectal samples were obtained from patients undergoing lower endoscopic colonoscopy or recto-sigmoidoscopy. Patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis ( n = 18) or Crohn's disease ( n = 10) and scheduled for diagnostic colonoscopy were enrolled. Patients who underwent colonoscopy for prevention screening of colorectal cancer or were followed-up after polypectomy or had a history of lower gastrointestinal symptoms were designated as the control group (CTRL, n = 16)...
February 21, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Sébastien Bergerat, François Rozet, Eric Barret, José Batista da Costa, Adalberto Castro, Paolo Dell'oglio, Marc Galiano, Alexandre Ingels, Rafael Sanchez Salas, Xavier Cathelineau
PURPOSE: Iatrogenic recto-urinary fistulas are a disastrous complication of therapeutic interventions on the prostate. Many surgical approaches have been described to repair recto-urinary fistulas and no consensus has been reached regarding the better approach. The objective of this study is to present the results of our updated 20-year experience in the surgical management of recto-urinary fistula using a modified York Mason procedure. METHODS: We proceed to a retrospective single-institution review of surgically treated patients for iatrogenic recto-urinary fistulas between 1998 and 2017 by the modified York Mason technique...
February 13, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Fang Jiang, Yang Xiang, Li-Na Guo
A 30-year-old Chinese woman with irregular vaginal bleeding was admitted to our department. Serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) was moderately elevated, and ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed an irregular, retro-uterine lesion without intrauterine pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy was the primary consideration, with trophoblastic tumor being another possibility. Laparoscopy revealed a 2 × 3 × 3 cm3 irregular, infiltrating, yellow-white lesion in the left recto-uterine pouch, which was completely resected without rectal damage...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Debbie Grønlund, Jakob L Poulsen, Klaus Krogh, Christina Brock, Donghua Liao, Hans Gregersen, Asbjørn M Drewes, Anne E Olesen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Opioid treatment interferes with anal sphincter function and its regulation during defecation. This may result in straining, incomplete evacuation, and contribute to opioid-induced bowel dysfunction (OIBD). Employing an experimental model of oxycodone-induced OIBD, we hypothesized that co-administration of the peripherally acting μ-opioid antagonist naloxegol would improve anal sphincter function in comparison to placebo. METHODS: In a double-blind randomized crossover trial, 24 healthy males were assigned to a six-day treatment of oral oxycodone 15 mg twice daily in combination with either oral naloxegol 25 mg once daily or placebo...
February 9, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Nicholas J Haley, Davin M Henderson, Sarah Wycoff, Joanne Tennant, Edward A Hoover, Dan Love, Ed Kline, Aaron Lehmkuhl, Bruce Thomsen
Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) affecting members of the cervid species, and is one of the few TSEs with an expanding geographic range. Diagnostic limitations, efficient transmission, and the movement of infected animals are important contributing factors in the ongoing spread of disease. Managing CWD in affected populations has proven difficult, relying on population reduction in the case of wild deer and elk, or quarantine and depopulation in farmed cervids...
February 9, 2018: Prion
Emiliano Chiarot, Angela Spagnuolo, Silvia Maccari, Eleonora Naimo, Alessandra Acquaviva, Raffaella Cecchi, Bruno Galletti, Monica Fabbrini, Elena Mori, Paolo Ruggiero, Guido Grandi, Maria Rita Fontana, Giuliano Bensi, Immaculada Margarit
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a normal inhabitant of recto-vaginal mucosae in up to 30% of healthy women. Colonization is a major risk factor for perinatal infection which can lead to severe complications such as stillbirth and neonatal invasive disease. Intra-partum antibiotic prophylaxis in colonized women is a safe and cost-effective preventive measure against early-onset disease in the first days of life, but has no effect on late-onset manifestations or on early maternal infection. Maternal immunization with capsular polysaccharide-based vaccines shows promise for the prevention of both early-onset and late-onset neonatal infections, although ability to prevent maternal colonization and ascending infection has been less studied...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
Anya Curry, Gillian Bookless, Karen Donaldson, Susan J Knowles
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate HiberGene's loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay for detection of Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in maternal recto-vaginal swabs and compare it to enrichment culture. METHODS: Following ethical approval and informed written consent, two low vaginal and rectal swabs were obtained from 400 pregnant women. One swab was tested for GBS using the rapid LAMP assay (index test), the second swab was tested using enrichment culture (reference standard)...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Edris Wedi, Beatrice Orlandini, Mark Gromski, Carlo Felix Maria Jung, Irina Tchoumak, Stephanie Boucher, Volker Ellenrieder, Jürgen Hochberger
The full-thickness resection device (FTRD) is a novel endoscopic device approved for the resection of colorectal lesions. This case-series describes the device and its use in high-risk patients with colorectal lesions and provides an overview of the potential indications in recently published data. Between December 2014 and September 2015, 3 patients underwent endoscopic full thickness resection using the FTRD for colorectal lesions: 1 case for a T1 adenocarcinoma in the region of a surgical anastomosis after recto-sigmoidectomy, 1 case for a non-lifting colonic adenoma with low-grade dysplasia in an 89-year old patient and 1 for a recurrent adenoma with high-grade dysplasia in a young patient with ulcerative rectocolitis who was under immunosuppression after renal transplantation...
January 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
Tetsunori Yoshimura, Eisuke Yamamoto, Sakiko Yabe, Taiki Masuda, Hitoshi Sugimoto, Haruya Koshiishi
We report 4 cases ofStage IV colorectal cancer patients over 90 years ofage who received surgical treatment. All of 4 cases were right-sided advanced colon cancer(1 case had also recto-sigmoid advanced cancer)and were received emergency operation. Two cases received resection ofprimary tumors and anastomosis, the other 2 cases received only ileostomy or colostomy. Three cases were able to be discharged from hospital successfully, but unfortunately, we lost one case because of cerebrovascular complication after surgery...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Takahiro Wada, Kenji Katsumata, Hiroshi Kuwahara, Takaaki Matsudo, Yusuke Murakoshi, Masatoshi Shigoka, Masanobu Enomoto, Tetsuo Ishizaki, Kazuhiko Kasuya, Akihiko Tsuchida
Non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia(NOMI)causes intestinal necrosis due to irreversible ischemia of the intestinal tract despite the absence of organic obstruction in the mesenteric blood vessels. The disease has extremely poor prognosis. We encountered 2 cases of NOMI hypothesized to have developed after chemotherapy; thus, we report these cases considering the available literature. Case 1: A7 9-year-old man. The patient complained of abdominal pain during the first week after introducing docetaxel for local recurrence of prostate cancer...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Masaya Enomoto, Kenji Katsumata, Kenta Kasahara, Hiroshi Kuwabara, Takaaki Matsudo, Masatoshi Shigoka, Masanobu Enomoto, Tetsuo Ishizaki, Akihiko Tsuchida
A 55-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic anterior resection and D2 lymph node dissection for recto-sigmoid colon cancer in November 2014, which was diagnosed as T3N1M1(H3, PUL2), stage IV , for the purpose of preserving the ileus. FOLFOX therapy with panitumumab(Pmab)was started in January 2015.A t the end of 11 courses, pulmonary metastasis changed to CR, and liver metastasis was down-graded to H2 on the CT.Because of the risk of hepatic dysfunction with advanced fatty liver due to chemotherapy and extrahepatic lesions, we chose radiofrequency ablation(RFA)therapy for liver metastasis...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Shi-Jie Duan, Zi-Ming Gao, Peng-Liang Wang, Bao-Cheng Gong, Han-Wei Huang, Lei Luo, Xin Wang, Ya-Nan Xing, Hui-Mian Xu, Fu-Nan Liu
RATIONALE: cetuximab, an epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitor, is a targeted therapeutic regimen of colorectal cancers. Several common adverse effects have been found, such as cutaneous or gastrointestinal toxicity. However, according to the articles had been published, upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) is considered to be rare and its mechanism remains unclear. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we presented a 42-year-old male patient with advanced recto-sigmoid cancer...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohamed Ibrahim Elsawaf, Mohamed S Hashish
Context: To our knowledge, there is no description of anterior sagittal anorectoplasty (ASARP) with external anal sphincter preservation and passing neorectum in the middle of muscle complex under direct vision for the treatment of recto-vestibular fistula (VF). Aim: This study evaluates a new modification combining ASARP with under vision sphincter preservation. Subjects and Methods: This prospective study was conducted on thirty female infants with VF...
January 2018: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Kamal Seyed-Forootan, Hamid Karimi, Nazilla-Sadat Seyed-Forootan
BACKGROUND: Plastic surgeons have used several methods for the construction of neo-vaginas, including the utilization of penile skin, free skin grafts, small bowel or recto-sigmoid grafts, an amnion graft, and cultured cells. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to compare the results of amnion grafts with amnion seeded with autograft fibroblasts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over 8 years, we compared the results of 24 male-to-female transsexual patients retrospectively based on their complications and levels of satisfaction...
January 30, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Hirosuke Kuroki, Kazutaka Koganei, Kenji Tatsumi, Ryo Futatsuki, Kyoko Yamada, Katsuhiko Arai, Nao Obara, Hideaki Kimura, Akira Sugita, Tsuneo Fukushima
Recto-perineal-urethral fistula caused by Crohn's disease is a rare, for which fundamental treatment has not been established yet. We analyzed the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of six male patients with anorectal lesions caused by Crohn's disease. Three patients were treated with abdominoperineal resection and the other three with rectal excision without anastomosis. Excluding one case, which presented worsening immediately after surgery, symptoms of urethral fistula improved without urethral stenosis, dysuria, or sexual dysfunction...
2018: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
Vanessa Kraege, Evrim Jaccard, Alain Kenfak, Elisabeth Stamm, Fanny Blondet, Grégoire Humair, Plamena Tasheva, Oriane Aebischer, Sabine Giroud, Jonathan Tschopp, Claudio Sartori
2017 has continued to bring important progress in all areas of internal medicine, impacting our daily practice. From bedside screening for beta-lactam allergies, to statins as primary prevention in the elderly, SGLT2 inhibitors in heart failure, azithromycin in severe asthmatics and tofacitinib in ulcero-haemorrhagic recto-colitis, internal medicine journals are full of novelties. Every year, the chief residents of the CHUV internal medicine ward meet up to share their readings: here is their selection of eleven articles, chosen, summarized and commented for you...
January 17, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
Kyle D Klingbeil, Alexandra Balaban, Raymond M Fertig, A Caresse Gamret, Yuna Gong, Carolyn Torres, Shevonne S Satahoo
Inflammatory fibroid polyps (IFP) are an extremely rare entity that arise within the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract, and represent less than 0.1% of all gastric polyps. They are most commonly localized to the gastric antrum, small intestines and recto-sigmoid colon. IFPs are most commonly found incidentally upon endoscopic evaluation in the absence of symptoms. Presenting symptoms depend on the location of the tumor, although polyps located in the stomach most commonly present with epigastric pain and early satiety...
November 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
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