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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912007/adventitial-adipogenic-degeneration-is-an-unidentified-contributor-to-aortic-wall-weakening-in-the-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Stefan A Doderer, Gabor Gäbel, Vivianne B C Kokje, Bernd H Northoff, Lesca M Holdt, Jaap F Hamming, Jan H N Lindeman
OBJECTIVE: The processes driving human abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) progression are not fully understood. Although antiinflammatory and proteolytic strategies effectively quench aneurysm progression in preclinical models, so far all clinical interventions failed. These observations hint at an incomplete understanding of the processes involved in AAA progression and rupture. Interestingly, strong clinical and molecular associations exist between popliteal artery aneurysms (PAAs) and AAAs; however, PAAs have an extremely low propensity to rupture...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905984/fetal-intra-abdominal-umbilical-vein-aneurysm
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Stefano Raffaele Giannubilo, Angela Pasculli, Alessandro Cecchi, Alessandra Biagini, Andrea Ciavattini
Importance: Fetal umbilical vein aneurysm is an uncommon anomaly that accounts for approximately 4% of umbilical cord abnormalities. The rate of intrauterine fetal death is reported to be approximately 4% to 5%, higher than the background rate of 0.7% that is generally reported during pregnancy. Objective: The aim of this study was to review the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and clinical management of fetal umbilical vein aneurysm. Evidence Acquisition: Advances in high-resolution ultrasound combined with color Doppler and 3-dimensional rendering have contributed to an increased understanding of the fetal venous circulation in recent years...
September 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888759/impact-of-iliac-artery-anatomy-on-the-outcome-of-fenestrated-and-branched-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Gianluca Faggioli, Rodolfo Pini, Chiara Mascoli, Antonio Freyrie, Stefano Ancetti, Andrea Stella
OBJECTIVE: Fenestrated and branched endovascular aneurysm repair (FB-EVAR) is a valid option to treat juxtarenal and pararenal abdominal aortic aneurysms and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. Because successful deployment depends on complex maneuvers, hostile iliac artery anatomy (HIA) can prejudice the FB-EVAR outcome. The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of HIA on FB-EVAR outcome. METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, all patients undergoing FB-EVAR were prospectively categorized according to iliac anatomy (friendly iliac artery anatomy [FIA] or HIA)...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885502/outcomes-of-endovascular-repair-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Katsuyuki Hoshina, Shin Ishimaru, Yusuke Sasabuchi, Hideo Yasunaga, Kimihiro Komori
OBJECTIVE: To analyze data on patients treated with a bifurcated stent graft for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). BACKGROUND: The Japan Committee for Stentgraft Management (JACSM) was established in 2007 to manage the safety of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) in Japan. The JACSM registry includes detailed anatomical and clinical data of all patients who undergo stent graft insertion in Japan. METHODS: Among 51,380 patients treated with bifurcated stent graft for AAA, we identified 38,008 eligible patients (excluding those with rupture or insufficient data)...
September 6, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874089/outcome-of-surgeon-modified-fenestrated-branched-stent-grafts-for-symptomatic-complex-aortic-pathologies-or-contained-rupture
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Nikolaos Tsilimparis, Franziska Heidemann, Fiona Rohlffs, Holger Diener, Sabine Wipper, E Sebastian Debus, Tilo Kölbel
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcome of surgeon-modified fenestrated and branched stent-grafts (sm-FBSG) in high-risk patients with symptomatic complex aortic pathology or contained rupture. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was conducted of 21 consecutive patients (mean age 70 years, range 58-87; 16 men) treated with a sm-FBSG from April 2014 to September 2016. The indications included 11 thoracoabdominal and 10 pararenal aortic pathologies, which presented as symptomatic in 8 and as contained rupture in 13 patients...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871591/network-of-breathing-multifunctional-role-of-the-diaphragm-a-review
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Janusz Kocjan, Mariusz Adamek, Bożena Gzik-Zroska, Damian Czyżewski, Mateusz Rydel
The diaphragm is the primary muscle involved in active inspiration and serves also as an important anatomical landmark that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavity. However, the diaphragm muscle like other structures and organs in the human body has more than one function, and displays many anatomic links throughout the body, thereby forming a 'network of breathing'. Besides respiratory function, it is important for postural control as it stabilises the lumbar spine during loading tasks. It also plays a vital role in the vascular and lymphatic systems, as well as, is greatly involved in gastroesophageal functions such as swallowing, vomiting, and contributing to the gastroesophageal reflux barrier...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866812/the-pyramidalis-anterior-pubic-ligament-adductor-longus-complex-plac-and-its-role-with-adductor-injuries-a-new-anatomical-concept
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Ernest Schilders, Srino Bharam, Elan Golan, Alexandra Dimitrakopoulou, Adam Mitchell, Mattias Spaepen, Clive Beggs, Carlton Cooke, Per Holmich
PURPOSE: Adductor longus injuries are complex. The conflict between views in the recent literature and various nineteenth-century anatomy books regarding symphyseal and perisymphyseal anatomy can lead to difficulties in MRI interpretation and treatment decisions. The aim of the study is to systematically investigate the pyramidalis muscle and its anatomical connections with adductor longus and rectus abdominis, to elucidate injury patterns occurring with adductor avulsions. METHODS: A layered dissection of the soft tissues of the anterior symphyseal area was performed on seven fresh-frozen male cadavers...
September 2, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859922/the-role-of-multiorgan-procurement-for-abdominal-transplant-in-general-surgery-resident-education
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Johanna Bayer, Carol-Anne Moulton, Kimberley Monden, Robert M Goldstein, Gregory J McKenna, Giuliano Testa, Richard M Ruiz, Tiffany L Anthony, Nicholas Onaca, Goran B Klintmalm, Peter T W Kim
BACKGROUND: To assess the impact of participation of multiorgan procurement (MP) by general surgery (GS) residents on surgical knowledge and skills, a prospective cohort study of GS residents during transplant surgery rotation was performed. METHODS: Before and after participation in MPs, assessment of knowledge was performed by written pre and post tests and surgical skills by modified Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skill (OSATS) score. Thirty-nine residents performed 84 MPs...
August 25, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858128/percutaneous-transhepatic-papilla-balloon-dilatation-combined-with-a-percutaneous-transcystic-approach-for-removing-concurrent-gallbladder-stone-and-common-bile-duct-stone-in-a-patient-with-billroth-ii-gastrectomy-and-acute-cholecystitis-a-case-report
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Dong Li, Yu-Liang Li, Wu-Jie Wang, Bin Liu, Hai-Yang Chang, Wei Wang, Yong-Zheng Wang, Zheng Li
BACKGROUND: A 61-year-old man presented with upper abdominal pain and jaundice. Abdominal computed tomography imaging revealed stones in the gallbladder and the common bile duct, with a thickening of the gallbladder wall and an obvious increase in the volume of the gallbladder. Initial treatment using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography failed due to the presence of surgically altered gastrointestinal anatomy. Stones in the gallbladder and common bile duct were subsequently removed concurrently via percutaneous transhepatic papilla balloon dilatation combined with a percutaneous transcystic approach...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856331/phaeochromocytoma-and-paraganglioma-excision-involving-the-great-vessels
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U Srirangalingam, K Gunganah, R Carpenter, S Bhattacharya, S J Edmondson, W M Drake
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Phaeochromocytomas and paragangliomas are vascular neuroendocrine tumours distributed between the neck and the pelvis and may be associated with catecholamine secretion. The aim of the study was to describe the complex surgical management required to excise these tumours when in close proximity to the great vessels (aorta and vena cava). METHODS: This was a retrospective case series. Patients included those undergoing surgical excision of a phaeochromocytoma or paraganglioma involving the great vessels...
2017: EJVES Short Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855220/duplex-gall-bladder-bystander-or-culprit
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Jogender Kumar, Arushi Yadav
Gall bladder (GB) duplication is a rare anatomical malformation, which can be detected by preoperative imaging study. We present a case of duplex gall bladder in a 14-year-old boy who presented with abdominal pain. On ultrasound, he had right nephrolithiasis and duplex gall bladder. Duplex gall bladder was confirmed on MR cholangiopancreatography. There was a dilemma for surgical management of duplex gall bladder; however, he became asymptomatic after conservative treatment. Prophylactic surgery is not recommended for asymptomatic incidentally detected duplex gall bladder...
August 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852474/the-prevalence-of-pulmonary-complications-after-thoracic-and-abdominal-surgery-and-associated-risk-factors-in-patients-admitted-at-a-government-hospital-in-harare-zimbabwe-a-retrospective-study
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Cathrine Tadyanemhandu, Rufaro Mukombachoto, Clement Nhunzvi, Farayi Kaseke, Vasco Chikwasha, Samson Chengetanai, Shamila Manie
BACKGROUND: The burden of HIV/AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa has presented unusual and challenging acute surgical problems across all specialties. Thoraco-abdominal surgery cuts through muscle and thereby disrupts the normal anatomy and activity of the respiratory muscles leading to reduced lung volumes and putting the patients at greater risk of developing post-operative pulmonary complications (PPCs). PPCs remain an important cause of post-operative morbidity, mortality, and impacts on the long-term outcomes of patients post hospital discharge...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844469/a-systematic-review-of-primary-endovascular-repair-of-the-ascending-aorta
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REVIEW
Corbin E Muetterties, Rohan Menon, Grayson H Wheatley
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular repair of the ascending aorta is currently limited to patients at high surgical risk with aortic diseases originating above the sinotubular junction. A number of different endovascular technologies and approaches have been used, although no consensus exists regarding a standardized technique. To better understand real-world endovascular approaches to the ascending aorta, we performed a comprehensive review of the types of endovascular aortic stents and associated vascular access used in repair of the ascending aorta...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838024/-vascular-complications-and-emergencies-within-oncologic-abdominal-surgery-what-knowledge-and-skills-are-essential-for-the-visceral-surgeon
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Hanno Matthaei, Valeri Schmidt, Vittorio Branchi, Frauke Verrel, Jörg C Kalff, Arne Koscielny
Background Continuous improvements in perioperative and neoadjuvant therapy concepts nowadays permit more extensive tumor resections with curative intention. In patients with arterial or venous tumour involvement in preoperative imaging, physicians with expertise in vascular surgery should be involved in the planning phase of the operation. Unexpected vascular complications during abdominal surgery demand prompt management by the oncological surgeon. However, skills in vascular surgery are still not obligatory for the visceral surgeon in training...
August 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831324/use-of-diagnostic-laparoscopy-for-identification-of-bilateral-noncommunicating-hydroceles-in-an-infant-with-right-sided-abdominoscrotal-mass-and-left-sided-scrotal-mass
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Kian Asanad, Pooya Banapour, Monica Metzdorf
Infantile abdominoscrotal hydrocele (ASH) is a rare condition characterized by a dumbbell-shaped cystic mass extending from the scrotum to the abdomen. We present the case of a 4-month-old infant who presented with progressively enlarging bilateral scrotal swelling and a tense, ballotable right-sided abdominal mass with extension into the scrotum. Scrotal ultrasound revealed bilateral hydroceles but exam and ultrasound could not rule out communication. At the time of planned hydrocelectomy, initial diagnostic laparoscopy was used to identify a massive right-sided ASH extending from the internal ring to the umbilicus and a large noncommunicating left-sided hydrocele that was visible with application of pressure to the left side of the scrotum...
2017: Case Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827930/fluoroscopy-guided-neurolytic-splanchnic-nerve-block-for-intractable-pain-from-upper-abdominal-malignancies-in-patients-with-distorted-celiac-axis-anatomy-an-effective-alternative-to-celiac-plexus-neurolysis-a-retrospective-study
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Arif Ahmed, Divesh Arora
INTRODUCTION: The pain from upper gastrointestinal malignancy leads to considerable morbidity. The celiac plexus and splanchnic nerve neurolysis are good therapeutic options. Although splanchnic nerve neurolysis less frequently performed, but it has an edge over celiac plexus as it can be performed in patients with altered celiac plexus anatomy by enlarged lymph nodes. METHODS: The fluoroscopy-guided splanchnic nerve neurolysis was done in about 21 patients with intractable upper abdominal pain with pain intensity of ≥7 in numerical rating scale (NRS) from upper gastrointestinal cancers with distorted celiac plexus anatomy from enlarged celiac lymph nodes as seen by computed tomography scan after positive diagnostic splanchnic nerve neurolysis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812202/diagnosis-of-inguinal-hernia-by-prone-vs-supine-position-computed-tomography
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A Miyaki, K Yamaguchi, S Kishibe, A Ida, T Miyauchi, Y Naritaka
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of prone-position computed tomography (CT) for detecting and classifying inguinal hernia relative to supine-position CT before laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. METHODS: Seventy-nine patients who underwent laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair of inguinal hernia were enrolled in this prospective study. Patients diagnosed with inguinal hernia by physical examination underwent abdominal CT in the supine and prone positions for preoperative assessment...
August 10, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806291/revisiting-the-abdominal-donor-site-introducing-a-novel-nomenclature-for-autologous-breast-reconstruction
#18
Jason M Weissler, Frank P Albino, Martin J Carney, Liza C Wu
As abdominally-based free flaps for breast reconstruction continue to evolve, significant effort has been invested in minimizing donor-site morbidity. The impact on the donor-site remains a prevailing principle for breast reconstruction, and thus must be adequately reflected when classifying what is left behind following flap harvest. Although successful in describing the type of flap harvested, the existing nomenclature falls short of incorporating certain critical variables, such as degree of muscular preservation, fascial involvement, mesh implantation, and segmental nerve anatomy...
August 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780610/pancreatic-leaks-and-fistulae-an-endoscopy-oriented-classification
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REVIEW
Massimiliano Mutignani, Stefanos Dokas, Alberto Tringali, Edoardo Forti, Francesco Pugliese, Marcello Cintolo, Raffaele Manta, Lorenzo Dioscoridi
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic leaks occur as a complication of upper gastrointestinal surgery, acute pancreatitis, or abdominal trauma. Pancreatic fistulas and leaks are primarily managed conservatively. Overall, conservative measures are successful in more than half of cases. Whenever conservative treatment is not efficient, surgery is usually considered the treatment of choice. Nowadays however, endoscopic treatment is being increasingly considered and employed in many cases, as a surgery sparing intervention...
August 5, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764144/variant-anatomy-of-the-hepatic-vasculature-importance-in-hepatobiliary-resections
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Sarika Rachel Tigga, Sandeep Saluja, Virendra Budhiraja, Rakhi Rastogi
A variant anatomy of the hepatic vasculature has a clinically significant role in hepatobiliary transplantation, resection, tumour embolisation as well as in extrahepatic abdominal surgeries involving the stomach, pancreas or gall bladder. During routine cadaveric dissection, we observed a case of unusually small calibre hepatic artery proper. An accessory hepatic artery was seen emerging from the superior mesenteric artery to the right hepatic lobe along with an accessory hepatic vein from the right hepatic lobe that drained directly into the inferior vena cava...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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