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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430048/a-spinal-epidural-abscess-due-to-streptobacillus-moniliformis-infection-following-a-rat-bite-case-report
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Alexander Hammer, Dorit Wolff, Walter Geißdörfer, Michael Schrey, Renate Ziegler, Hans-Herbert Steiner, Christian Bogdan
The authors describe the case of a 40-year-old man suffering from an epidural abscess in the thoracic spine due to a rarely isolated pathogen, Streptobacillus moniliformis, the causative agent of rat bite fever. Besides diffuse abdominal pain, ataxia, paresthesia, hypesthesia, and enhanced reflexes of the lower extremities, the patient suffered from a decreased sensation of bladder filling. His history was also positive for a rat bite 6 weeks earlier. Magnetic resonance imaging showed an epidural, space-occupying lesion compressing the spinal cord at the vertebral levels of T6-8...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424822/rapid-non-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-post-appendectomy-intra-abdominal-abscess-in-children
#2
Megan H Lee, Eric P Eutsler, Elizabeth F Sheybani, Geetika Khanna
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis, especially if perforated at presentation, is often complicated by postoperative abscess formation. The detection of a postoperative abscess relies primarily on imaging. This has traditionally been done with contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Non-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the potential to accurately detect intra-abdominal abscesses, especially with the use of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our single-center experience with a rapid non-contrast MRI protocol evaluating post-appendectomy abscesses in children with persistent postsurgical symptoms...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421974/-epigastric-pain-caused-by-a-gastric-wall-abscess
#3
S J G Leeuwerke, Y K Sze
BACKGROUND: Gastric wall abscesses are rare, but mortality rates from this type of gastritis are high. A foreign body or mucosal damage is often the cause of the abscess. Most patients have nonspecific symptoms, including general malaise and abdominal pain, sometimes accompanied by fever and weight loss. CASE DESCRIPTION: After various tests a 45-year-old man with epigastric pain was shown to have a gastric wall abscess. After endoscopic drainage of the abscess, followed by intravenous antibiotics, he made a complete recovery...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413525/post-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-abdominal-pseudocyst-challenges-posed-in-management
#4
Raashid Hamid, Aejaz A Baba, Nisar A Bhat, Gowhar Mufti, Younis A Mir, Wani Sajad
BACKGROUND: In patients with hydrocephalus, the abdominal cavity has been used for absorption of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) since 1905. Ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt operation is followed by abdominal complications in about 5-47% cases. Abdominal CSF pseudo cyst is an uncommon, but well described complication. AIM: This survey was conducted to study the clinical profile and management of this entity. We present our experience with cases of CSF pseudo cyst in children...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408339/a-retroperitoneal-serous-cystadenoma-of-m%C3%A3-llerian-origin-masquerading-as-a-massive-renal-cyst
#5
Vikram K Sabarwal, Aaditya Chandrasekar, Joshua Engel, Antoun Toubaji, Jason D Engel
A 78 year old female presented to the Urology clinic with a large, symptomatic left-sided abdominal cyst for many years believed to be renal in etiology and had been percutaneously drained three times prior with persistent regrowth. The patient underwent laparoscopic resection of this mass which proved to be a completely distinct retroperitoneal cystic structure and not renal in nature. Pathological analysis ultimately revealed a rare occurrence: a benign retroperitoneal Müllerian serous cystadenoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of such an entity 'disguised' as a renal cyst...
April 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406853/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-classification-of-pediatric-pelvic-fractures-revisited
#6
Bent Ma, Hennrikus Wl, Latorre Je, Armstrong Dg, Shaw B, Jones Kc, Segal Ls
OBJECTIVES: To determine the need of CT scans in the assessment of pediatric pelvic fractures DESIGN:: Retrospective Chart Review SETTING:: Level-1 Pediatric Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: 30 pediatric trauma patients with pelvic fractures who have obtained both a radiograph and CT Scan MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS:: Fleiss Kappa coefficient to compare inter-reliability. RESULTS: The average age of the patients was 7 years (range 1-13 years). 17 were male and 13 were female...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401350/peritoneal-fluid-biomarkers-in-the-detection-of-colorectal-anastomotic-leaks-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Emma C Wright, Patricia Connolly, Mark Vella, Susan Moug
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leak (AL) in colorectal surgery leads to significant morbidity, mortality and poorer oncological outcomes. Diagnosis of AL is frequently delayed as current methods of detection are not 100% sensitive or specific. 'Biomarkers', such as cytokines and markers of ischaemia, from the milieu of the anastomosis may aid early detection. This paper aims to review the evidence for their role in AL detection, allowing identification of targets for future research. METHODS: A systematic review was performed using PubMed, MEDLINE and Cochrane Library databases...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394749/predicting-value-of-serum-procalcitonin-c-reactive-protein-drain-fluid-culture-drain-fluid-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-levels-in-anastomotic-leakage-after-rectal-resection
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ismail Ahmet Bilgin, Engin Hatipoglu, Afag Aghayeva, Akif Enes Arikan, Said Incir, Müzeyyen Mamal Torun, Ahmet Dirican, Sabri Erguney
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leak is the most dreaded septic complication of colorectal surgical procedures. Death is proportional to the time between occurrence and diagnosis of the leakage. Biomarkers, which may help to predict anastomotic leakage before appearance of its clinical features, may be beneficial in preventing adverse outcomes. This study investigates a biomarker that might be useful to predict rectal anastomotic leakage before its clinical presentation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Serum procalcitonin and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, bacterial proliferation, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels of drain fluid were evaluated in 50 consecutive patients who underwent low anterior resection without diverting ostomy for rectal carcinoma...
April 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372450/a-bronchobiliary-fistula-treated-with-cyanoacrylate-glue-in-a-patient-with-liver-cirrhosis
#9
Raúl Honrubia López, Ana Barbado Cano, Gloria Ruiz Fernández, Katherine Yelenia Bustamante Robles
A 60-year-old male was operated upon in 2002 for liver hydatidosis, which included partial right hepatectomy with cholecystectomy and bilioduodenal anastomosis. He then developed liver cirrhosis secondary to left hepatic duct stricture. He presents at the emergency room with dry cough, which he had for a month and then became associated with yellowish, bitter-tasting "fluid" expectoration. A chest-abdominal CT scan revealed a 6 x 5-cm collection roughly located somewhere between the middle pulmonary lobe and subphrenic area ...
April 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361269/-drainages-in-abdominal-surgery-in-dispensable
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B Globke, M Schmelzle, M Bahra, J Pratschke, J Neudecker
BACKGROUND: Prophylactic placement of intraperitoneal drains in elective abdominal surgery is still subject to scrutiny. OBJECTIVE: Do currently available data enable the practice of routine placement of abdominal drainages to be abandoned? METHODS: The databases of MEDLINE, PubMed and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched for clinical trials concerning the practice of routine drainage placement in elective abdominal surgery. The available evidence was summarized for cholecystectomy, colorectal surgery, gastrectomy and pancreatic surgery, as well as for liver resection...
March 30, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349295/endoscopic-drainage-of-intra-abdominal-collection-after-bariatric-surgery
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Gianfranco Donatelli, Renaud Chiche, Fabrizio Cereatti, Guillaume Pourcher, David Fuks, Bertrand Vergeau, Jean-Loup Dumont, Bruno Meduri
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic intra-abdominal collection after bariatric surgery occurs in up to 5% of cases. Surgical, percutaneous, or endoscopic drainage are the feasible approaches. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this video, we show the case report of a 50-year-old woman who underwent to gastric omega bypass on a previous sleeve gastrectomy. After 3 weeks, she presented a well-organized liquid collection just behind the longitudinal staple line of the gastric pouch...
March 27, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348780/pelvic-abscess-due-to-mycoplasma-hominis-following-caesarean-section
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Nobuaki Mori, Aya Takigawa, Narito Kagawa, Tsuyoshi Kenri, Shinji Yoshida, Keigo Shibayama, Yasuko Aoki
INTRODUCTION: Mycoplasma hominis is associated with genito-urinary tract infection and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, whether the species is a true pathogen or part of the genito-urinary tracts natural flora remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to our hospital at 38 weeks and 5 days of gestation owing to premature rupture of the membranes. The patient delivered by caesarean section. Subsequently, the patient complained of lower abdominal pain and had persistent fever...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343221/abandoning-prophylactic-abdominal-drainage-after-hepatic-surgery-10-years-of-no-drain-policy-in-an-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-environment
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Edgar M Wong-Lun-Hing, Victor van Woerden, Toine M Lodewick, Marc H A Bemelmans, Steven W M Olde Damink, Cornelis H C Dejong, Ronald M van Dam
BACKGROUND: Routine prophylactic abdominal drainage after hepatic surgery is still being debated, as it may be unnecessary, possibly harmful, and uncomfortable for patients. This study evaluated the safety of a no-drain policy after liver resection within an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programme. METHODS: All hepatectomies performed without prophylactic drainage during 2005-2014 were included. Primary end points were resection-surface-related (RSR) morbidity, defined as the presence of postoperative biloma, hemorrhage or abscess, and reinterventions...
March 25, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326468/day-case-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-analysis-of-the-factors-allowing-early-discharge
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Giovanni Domenico Tebala, Angela Belvedere, Sean Keane, Abdul Qayyum Khan, Abdelsalam Osman
Despite a number of studies have already demonstrated that majority of patients can be safely discharged early after laparoscopic cholecystectomy, this approach did not gain widespread diffusion yet. The present study was set up to assess safety and feasibility of 24 h or same-day discharge after laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to identify the prognostic factors. Perioperative variables of 229 patients undergoing cholecystectomy have been analyzed. Primary endpoints were: postoperative length of stay, rate of patients discharged within 24 h, and rate of those discharged on the same day...
March 21, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318008/meta-analysis-of-prophylactic-abdominal-drainage-in-pancreatic-surgery
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REVIEW
F J Hüttner, P Probst, P Knebel, O Strobel, T Hackert, A Ulrich, M W Büchler, M K Diener
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal drains are frequently used after pancreatic surgery whereas their benefit in other gastrointestinal operations has been questioned. The objective of this meta-analysis was to compare abdominal drainage with no drainage after pancreatic surgery. METHODS: PubMed, the Cochrane Library and Web of Science electronic databases were searched systematically to identify RCTs comparing abdominal drainage with no drainage after pancreatic surgery...
May 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275221/magnetic-resonance-mr-cholangiopancreatography-demonstration-of-the-cystic-duct-entering-the-right-hepatic-duct
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Tommaso D'Angelo, Sergio Racchiusa, Silvio Mazziotti, Giuseppe Cicero
BACKGROUND MR cholangiopancreatography is widely performed before laparoscopic cholecystectomy to rule out choledocholithiasis and to avoid iatrogenic injuries that may be related to the high frequency of anatomical variations of the biliary tree. Although most of these variants have already been demonstrated surgically and by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and CT cholangiography, there are no references in which MR cholangiopancreatography has shown a cystic duct draining into the right hepatic biliary duct...
March 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274005/post-caesarean-drain-placement-minor-procedure-leading-to-major-complication
#17
Richa Sharma, Kiran Guleria, Amita Suneja, Vishnu Bhartiya
Intra abdominal drain insertion in doubtful cases has been practised since many years. It may be associated with certain minor as well as major complications like drain site haemorrhage, infection, intestinal perforation and even visceral herniation from the site. Herein, we report a case of 28-year-old unbooked G2P1L1 at 33 weeks gestation with previous caesarean, who underwent Lower Segment Caesarean Section (LSCS) in view of breech presentation in labour. On sixth postoperative day, tubular structure herniation through the drain site was observed...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270910/american-society-for-enhanced-recovery-aser-and-perioperative-quality-initiative-poqi-joint-consensus-statement-on-prevention-of-postoperative-infection-within-an-enhanced-recovery-pathway-for-elective-colorectal-surgery
#18
Stefan D Holubar, Traci Hedrick, Ruchir Gupta, John Kellum, Mark Hamilton, Tong J Gan, Monty G Mythen, Andrew D Shaw, Timothy E Miller
BACKGROUND: Colorectal surgery (CRS) patients are an at-risk population who are particularly vulnerable to postoperative infectious complications. Infectious complications range from minor infections including simple cystitis and superficial wound infections to life-threatening situations such as lobar pneumonia or anastomotic leak with fecal peritonitis. Within an enhanced recovery pathway (ERP), there are multiple approaches that can be used to reduce the risk of postoperative infections...
2017: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264703/life-threatening-emphysematous-liver-abscess-associated-with-poorly-controlled-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-report
#19
Yuichi Takano, Masafumi Hayashi, Fumitaka Niiya, Toru Nakanishi, Shotaro Hanamura, Kunio Asonuma, Eiichi Yamamura, Kuniyo Gomi, Yuichiro Kuroki, Naotaka Maruoka, Kazuaki Inoue, Masatsugu Nagahama
BACKGROUND: Emphysematous liver abscesses are defined as liver abscesses accompanied by gas formation. The fatality rate is extremely high at 27%, necessitating prompt intensive care. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient was a 69-year-old Japanese man with type 2 diabetes. He visited the emergency outpatient department for fever and general malaise that had been ongoing for 2 weeks. Abdominal computed tomography revealed an abscess 5 cm in diameter accompanied by gas formation in the right hepatic lobe...
March 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261702/pseudoaneurysm-of-the-splenic-artery-an-uncommon-cause-of-delayed-hemorrhage-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#20
Radu Dumitru, Ana Carbunaru, Mugur Grasu, Mihai Toma, Mihnea Ionescu, Traian Dumitrascu
Delayed post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH) is a relatively uncommon, but feared, complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). A splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare cause of delayed PPH after a PD. This paper describes the case of a patient with PD used to treat a distal bile duct cholangiocarcinoma complicated with a clinically significant pancreatic fistula and secondary intraabdominal abscess. Computed tomography-guided drainage of the abscess was performed with an apparently favourable outcome; the patient was discharged on postoperative day (POD) 35 and the abdominal drains were removed on POD 50...
November 2016: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
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