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Eun Young Kim, Tae Ho Hong
Purpose: We introduce a training porcine model for laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) repair with T-tube insertion. The model could be the feasible training tool for a surgeon learning hepatobiliary surgery. Methods: Totally laparoscopic CBD repair with T-tube insertion was performed on 9 pigs by 9 trainees naïve in hepatobiliary surgery. Similar to the situation of iatrogenic injury, CBD was transected by laparoscopic scissors at the middle part about 1 cm in length, and the transected CBD was repaired through end-to-end anastomosis with T-tube insertion...
March 2018: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Yong Zhou, Wen-Zhang Zha, Xu-Dong Wu, Ren-Gen Fan, Biao Zhang, Yong-Hua Xu, Cheng-Lin Qin, Jing Jia
BACKGROUND: Hepatectomy and additional common bile duct exploration are required for the treatment of left-sided hepatolithiasis (LSH). METHODS: Eligible LSH patients (n = 62) scheduled for open left lateral segmentectomy or left hemihepatectomy with intraoperative biliary exploration via the left hepatic duct orifice (LHD group, n = 35) or the common bile duct (CBD group, n = 27) were retrospectively studied. T-tube insertion was performed on selected patients...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Dhanveer J Shetty, M N Chidananda Swamy, Shantanu Tandon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Christina Mousele, Miltiadis Georgiopoulos, Constantine Constantoyannis
CONTEXT: Syringobulbia is a very rare progressive disorder of central nervous system, with several possible underlying conditions. Rarely, it is also encountered as a late complication of syringomyelia. FINDINGS: In the present manuscript, a case of a paraplegic patient, due to traumatic spinal cord injury (thoracolumbar fracture), presenting after years progressively developing symptoms of the lower cranial nerves and upper extremities, owed to syringomyelia and syringobulbia, the surgical treatment applied and its outcomes are described...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
Martin J Tobin
The primary purpose of mechanical ventilation is to decrease work of breathing. Achieving this goal requires that cycling of the ventilator be carefully aligned with the intrinsic rhythm of a patient's respiratory center output. Problems arise at the point of ventilator triggering, post-trigger inflation, and inspiration-expiration switchover. Careful, iterative adjustments of ventilator settings are required to minimize work of breathing. Use of protocols for the selection of ventilator settings can lead to complications (including alveolar overdistention) and risk of death...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
H Q Guan, L Jing, S Q Xu
Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy of transcystic biliary drainage with nasobiliary drainage during primary closure following laparoscopic choledochotomy. Methods: The clinical data of 106 patients with cholecystolithiasis and choledocholithiasis treated by laparoscopy at Department of General Surgery, Danyang People's Hospital from May 2014 to June 2017 were analyzed prospectively. The patients were divided into 2 groups by means of random number method: the study group was treated with transcystic biliary drainage, and the control group adopted nasobiliary drainage...
February 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Alfonso Fiorelli, Annalisa Carlucci, Vincenzo Pota, Mario Santini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 28, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Sameh I Sersar, Lamees A Maghrabi
Background Aerodigestive fistulae can be defined as abnormal communications between the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory tract. Choking after meals, coughing, feeding difficulties, tachycardia, and persistent pneumonia are the main presentations. The aim of our study was to review our experience in the management of 27 cases of acquired aerodigestive fistulae of different types, levels, and management. Methods We conducted a retrospective observational study on 27 cases of fistulae between the respiratory and digestive tracts, which were managed in 2 hospitals in Saudi Arabia in the last 5 years...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Kaan Gökçen, Mustafa Atabey, Pınar Gökçen, Gökhan Gökçe
We present a novel minimally invasive technique, laparoscopy-assisted micropercutaneous choledocholithotripsy, for choledocholithiasis that cannot be treated with other endoscopic techniques. This technique includes standard laparoscopic exploration of the common bile duct, combined with an all-seeing needle and holmium laser lithotripsy. As is known, an all-seeing needle is used in micropercutaneous nephrolithotomy for middle-sized renal stones. In this technique, an all-seeing needle was inserted into the dilatated common bile duct under laparoscopic vision and then a lithotripsy procedure was performed with a holmium laser behind the biliary stent...
December 2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
Michael Senter-Zapata, Adeel S Khan, Tanvi Subramanian, Neeta Vachharajani, Leigh Anne Dageforde, Jason R Wellen, Surendra Shenoy, Maria B Majella Doyle, William C Chapman
BACKGROUND: Biliary complications (BC) effect upto to 34% of liver transplant (LT) recipients and are a major source of morbidity and cost. This is a 13-year review of BC after LT at a tertiary care center. STUDY DESIGN: Single center retrospective review of prospective database to assess BC in adult (≥18yrs) LT recipients over a 13 period (2002-2014). BC were divided into three sub-groups: leak alone(L), stricture alone(S), and both leak and strictures(LS). Controls (no BC) were used for comparison...
January 19, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
Wen-Song Liu, Yan Zou, Bo Yang, Yong Jiang, Dong-Lin Sun
Conventionally, patients suffered from recurrent common bile duct (CBD) stone after cholecystectomy are suggested to be treated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography. This study was designed to explore the feasibility of laparoscopic common bile duct exploration (LCBDE) as a salvage procedure for recurrent CBD calculi after cholecystectomy. A retrospective review was conducted of data from 65 patients who underwent LCBDE for recurrent CBD calculi after cholecystectomy from January 2011 to July 2015...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Cameron D Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Ravindra M Mehta, Abhinav Singla, Rajani S Bhat, Rasika Rao, Ritesh Agarwal
The Montgomery T-tube (MTT) is a useful tool for post-tracheostomy tracheal stenosis. However, MTTs can get blocked. We present a case series of life-threatening MTT blockage, wherein a split-function option was implemented, which was a customized silicone Dumon stent above the tracheostomy to maintain both airway and phonation. This tracheostomy-customized stent combination serves the same function as an MTT, with a greater margin of safety due to the easy suctioning capacity of the tracheostomy. With a fenestrated tracheostomy and stent above, speech is effectively preserved...
December 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
Noritsugu Ono, Shin Ito, Hirotomo Homma, Hiroko Okada, Junko Murata, Katsuhisa Ikeda
Mucoceles of the paranasal sinus can be managed endoscopically with an extremely low recurrence rate. Frontal sinus mucoceles can sometimes be prevented from closing and reforming by stenting, which to the best of our knowledge has not yet been reported in the maxillary sinus. We describe the cases of 5 patients-3 men and 2 women, aged 47 to 75 years (mean: 59.6)-with a recurrent and intractable maxillary sinus mucocele that was managed with biliary T-tube stenting. The indications for stenting included recurrent episodes of mucocele with or without a lateral location with a relatively thick bony wall...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Upasana Goswami, Praneet Singh
The Montgomery T-tube poses a challenge to anesthesiologists because of loss of anesthetic gases through the open proximal end of the vertical limb and lack of standard anesthesia circuit connectors. Here, we present a case of a 25-year-old woman with a reported history of accidental strangulation 18 months previously. The patient had a metallic tracheostomy tube in situ due to the development of tracheal stenosis. Computed tomography showed significant narrowing in a 7-8-mm segment, 2 cm proximal to the tracheostomy tube in situ...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Wei Ming Seah, Ye Xin Koh, Peng Chung Cheow, Pierce K H Chow, Chung Yip Chan, Ser Yee Lee, London L P J Ooi, Alexander Y F Chung, Brian K P Goh
BACKGROUND: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) occurs when gallstone impaction in Hartmann's pouch results in extrinsic obstruction of the common bile duct, and fistulation may occur. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed electronic records of patients surgically treated for MS from November 2001 to June 2012. Patient presentations, diagnostic methods, treatments and complications were recorded. RESULTS: Sixty-four patients were grouped according to a classification proposed by Beltran et al...
November 30, 2017: Digestive Surgery
Xu-Dong Wen, Le Xiao, Tao Wang, Nalu Navarro-Alvarez, Wei-Hui Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Although postoperative cholangioscopy (POC) is considered to be an effective treatment for residual hepatolithiasis after surgery, its security and validity still need to be improved. This study compared wire-guided POC (WG-POC) versus traditional POC (T-POC) in the management of patients with residual hepatolithiasis. METHODS: This retrospective study included a total of 203 patients who suffered from hepatolithiasis and underwent hepatectomy as initial intervention from 1 January 2016 to 1 January 2017...
November 23, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
Nicholas Kerr, Emily Granger, Paul Jansz, Douglas Fenton-Lee, Michael Feneley, Rajesh N Subbiah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: HeartRhythm Case Reports
Pasquale Cianci, Gloria Giaracuni, Nicola Tartaglia, Alberto Fersini, Antonio Ambrosi, Vincenzo Neri
AIM: The purpose of this study is to communicate our experience about the results and effectiveness in the use of the Ttube biliary drainage during pancreaticoduodenectomy. MATERIAL OF STUDY: In accordance whit Whipple we perform the gastric antrum resection during pancreaticoduodenectomy. We have treated 42 patients with pancreaticoduodenectomy, 25 males and 17 females with a mean age of 62 years (range: 53-79 years), and in each of them we have placed a biliary T-tube...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
L J Ma, Y Xiao, Q W Yang, J Wang
Objective: To analyze the efficacy of laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction for acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, and to discuss the prevention of complication. Methods: The clinical outcomes of seventy patients with acquired laryngotracheal stenosis, treated with laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction were retrospectively reviewed between January 2007 and December 2016. The degree of stenosis was classified according to Myer-Cotton classification as follows: grade Ⅱ(n=7), grade Ⅲ(n=38) and grade Ⅳ(n=27)...
October 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
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