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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164078/internal-hernia-masquerading-as-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#1
Ranjit I Kylat
In extremely preterm infants, acute abdominal emergencies are fortunately less common with improving care. Spontaneous intestinal perforation and necrotizing enterocolitis are conditions where emergency surgery is most often needed. Conservative medical management and placement of temporary drain are often used in the initial management. Internal hernia (IH) is an uncommon cause of bowel obstruction in neonates, is difficult to diagnose and unfortunately are found only at autopsy. The presentation in preterm infants, distinction between these conditions, and the need for early diagnosis of IH are discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145325/perforated-appendicitis-after-colonoscopy-cause-or-coincidence-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Xiao-Cong Zhou, Chun-Wei Huang, Yan-Yan Dai, Zhi-Yang Huang, Zheng Lou
RATIONALE: Colonoscopy is a relatively safe and common procedure with low risks of complications, and acute appendicitis with perforation is an extremely rare complication of colonoscopy. The current study presents an unusual case of acute gangrenous appendicitis with perforation following a screening colonoscopy. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 73-year-old man presented to our emergency department with lower right abdominal pain 3 days after a routine screening colonoscopy...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140953/contemporary-management-of-rectal-injuries-at-level-i-trauma-centers-the-results-of-an-american-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-multi-institutional-study
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Carlos V R Brown, Pedro G Teixeira, Elisa Furay, John P Sharpe, Tashinga Musonza, John Holcomb, Eric Bui, Brandon Bruns, H Andrew Hopper, Michael S Truitt, Clay C Burlew, Morgan Schellenberg, Jack Sava, John VanHorn, Brian Eastridge, Alicia M Cross, Richard Vasak, Gary Vercruysse, Eleanor E Curtis, James Haan, Raul Coimbra, Phillip Bohan, Stephen Gale, Peter G Bendix
INTRODUCTION: Rectal injuries have been historically treated with a combination of modalities including direct repair, resection, proximal diversion, presacral drainage, and distal rectal washout. We hypothesized that intraperitoneal rectal injuries may be selectively managed without diversion and the addition of distal rectal washout and pre-sacral drainage in the management of extraperitoneal injuries are not beneficial. METHODS: This is an American Association for the Surgery of Trauma multi-institutional retrospective study from 2004-2015 of all patients who sustained a traumatic rectal injury and were admitted to one of the 22 participating centers...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135497/pancreatic-chymotrypsin-activity-rather-than-amylase-level-better-predicts-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula
#4
Suguru Yamashita, Takeaki Ishizawa, Kazuhiro Mori, Kazuteru Monden, Yugo Kuriki, Mako Kamiya, Junichi Kaneko, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Junichi Arita, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yasuteru Urano, Norihiro Kokudo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive value of chymotrypsin activity in pancreatic juice on clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) after pancreatic resection, since pancreatic peptidases rather than glycolytic enzymes play a pivotal role in causing tissue damage due to pancreatic leakage. BACKGROUND: The risk of CR-POPF has been estimated based on amylase level in abdominal drainage fluid. METHODS: Eighty-one consecutive patients underwent pancreatoduodenectomy, and postoperative pancreatic juice and drainage fluids were collected for 14 days...
November 13, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134310/comparison-of-surgical-outcomes-between-robotic-and-laparoscopic-distal-gastrectomy-for-ct1-gastric-cancer
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Makoto Hikage, Masanori Tokunaga, Rie Makuuchi, Tomoyuki Irino, Yutaka Tanizawa, Etsuro Bando, Taiichi Kawamura, Masanori Terashima
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of patients are treated by robotic distal gastrectomy (RDG); however, it remains unclear whether RDG is clinically comparable with conventional laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG). This study aimed to clarify the feasibility of RDG from safety aspects. METHODS: The study included 109 cT1 gastric cancer patients who underwent RDG at Shizuoka Cancer Center from January 2012 to April 2015. Short-term outcomes were compared with 160 cT1 gastric cancer patients who underwent LDG during the same period...
November 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102315/intraperitoneal-drains-move
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A Gilbert, P Ortega-Deballon, G Di Giacomo, N Cheynel, P Rat, O Facy
INTRODUCTION: The use of surgical drains is the subject of much debate but they continue to be commonly used. The phenomenon of drain migration from their desired position following surgery has not been studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of the displacement of surgical drains among patients undergoing abdominal gastrointestinal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a review of all patients who underwent an early CT-scan postoperatively after abdominal gastrointestinal surgery prior to drain mobilization, between January 2013 and April 2016 in the Dijon University Hospital Center...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Visceral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101470/pancreatic-fracture-a-rare-complication-following-scoliosis-surgery
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Mélodie Juricic, Kalitha Pinnagoda, Walid Lakhal, Jérome Sales De Gauzy, Olivier Abbo
STUDY DESIGN: Grand Round case report. OBJECTIVE: We report a pancreatic fracture associated with Wirsung duct disruption, following a scoliosis surgery in a cerebral palsy adolescent. Spinal fusion surgery is the standard treatment for severe neuromuscular scoliosis. Many complications such as digestive ones account for its complexity. Postoperative acute pancreatitis is well described, although its pathophysiology remains unclear. To our knowledge, pancreatic fracture following scoliosis correction has never been described to date...
November 3, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079385/the-role-of-routine-abdominal-drainage-after-bariatric-surgery-a-metabolic-and-bariatric-surgery-accreditation-and-quality-improvement-program-study
#8
Aristithes G Doumouras, Azusa Maeda, Timothy D Jackson
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of drains has long been debated in bariatric surgery. Drains may provide some theoretical benefits to early detection of anastomotic leaks and potential nonoperative treatment; however, there has never been data to support the practice. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of drain placement after bariatric surgery. SETTING: This retrospective cohort study includes all hospitals in the United States that participated in the 2015 Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program...
August 31, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067525/hypernatremia-and-acute-pancreatitis-in-chronic-kidney-disease-back-to-the-salt-mines-questions
#9
Marie de Tersant, Thérésa Kwon, Marie-Alice Macher, Anne Maisin, Georges Deschênes, Olivier Niel
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis can be a life-threatening complication in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), especially in kidney transplant recipients. CASE DIAGNOSIS/TREATMENT: The patient was 7 years old when he received renal transplantation for CKD secondary to posterior urethral valves. Two years later, he presented with severe necrotizing pancreatitis (Ranson's score 5, Balthazar's score 8). Viral and genetic testing came back negative; pancreatitis was attributed to the patient's treatments (prednisone, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and everolimus)...
October 24, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054892/transthoracic-littre-s-hernia-presenting-with-faecopneumothorax-following-perforation-of-the-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-late-complication-of-oesophagectomy
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Charles West, Karen Erskine, Khaled Hamdan
A Littre's hernia is an unusual phenomenon where a Meckel's diverticulum protrudes through a potential abdominal opening. We wish to present a unique case of a 79-year-old man with respiratory distress following a fall from standing, initially managed as a haemothorax. After a chest drain was placed, bowel contents were drained from the pleural cavity and he was taken to theatre. He had a history of minimally invasive oesophagectomy for cancer and had subsequently developed a diaphragmatic hernia. A blind ending diverticulum with a perforation at its tip was found in the left oblique lung fissure that was subsequently confirmed histologically as a perforated Meckel's diverticulum...
October 20, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045974/-echocardiographic-diagnosis-of-infracardiac-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection
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S T Ren, Y Wang, J H Zhou, J Long, C H Wang, D B Li, Y Z Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical usefulness of echocardiography in the diagnosis of infracardiac total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (ITAPVC) in neonates and infants. METHODS: Retrospective analysis on 8 patients with ITAPVC was performed using echocardiography between April 2006 and December 2016. There were 4 boys and 4 girls with a mean age of 79.8 days (ranging from 15 to 195 days). A combined scanning via parasternal, subcostal and apical acoustic windows had been employed to diagnose ITAPVC and to trace the course and site of the anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, and to confirm the direction of the inter-atrial shunt and enlargement of right atrium and right ventricle...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043711/the-many-guises-of-endometriosis-giant-abdominal-wall-endometriosis-masquerading-as-an-incisional-hernia
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Chiara Petrosellini, Sala Abdalla, Tayo Oke
Endometriosis is defined by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Although it is a leading cause of chronic pelvic pain and infertility, its clinical presentation can vary, resulting in diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Extrapelvic endometriosis is particularly difficult to diagnose owing to its ability to mimic other conditions. Endometrial tissue in a surgical scar is uncommon and often misdiagnosed as a granuloma, abscess, or malignancy. Cyclical hemorrhagic ascites due to peritoneal endometriosis is exceptionally rare...
January 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026405/lateral-retroperitoneoscopic-adrenalectomy-for-complicated-adrenal-tumor-larger-than-5-centimeters
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Wei Chen, Wei Lin, Deng-Jun Han, Yong Liang
BACKGROUND: The role of lateral retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy (LRA) for complicated tumor with large diameter remains controversial, this study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of this procedure on the management of tumor larger than 5cm in diameter. METHODS: A retrospective comparison was conducted of 67 patients with large complicated adrenal tumor (>5cm). 41 patients received LRA, and 26 received open adrenalectomy (OA) in our hospital between January 2011 and June 2015...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019017/leptospirosis-associated-catastrophic-respiratory-failure-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Tamara Cantwell, Andrés Ferre, Nicolette Van Sint Jan, Rodrigo Blamey, Jorge Dreyse, Cristian Baeza, Rodrigo Diaz, Tomás Regueira
A previously healthy, 39-year-old obese farmer, arrived hypotensive and tachycardic, with fever, myalgia, headache, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and progressive dyspnea. Ten days before symptoms onset, he was in direct contact with mice and working in a contaminated drain. Patient laboratory showed acute kidney injury and thrombocytopenia. Chest X-ray exhibited bilateral diffuse interstitial infiltrates. First-line empirical antibiotics were started and influenza discarded. Patient evolved with severe respiratory failure, associated with hemoptysis, and rapidly severe hemodynamic compromise...
December 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993858/treatment-of-abdominal-pseudocysts-and-associated-ventricuoperitoneal-shunt-failure
#15
Emily Dzongowski, Kamary Coriolano, Sandrine de Ribaupierre, Sarah A Jones
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether drainage and revision are an effective treatment for abdominal pseudocyst associated ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt failure by estimating the total rate of secondary shunt failure. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of children with hydrocephalus diagnosed with and treated for an abdominal pseudocyst at the Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) between January 1, 2000 and May 31, 2016 (ethics approval # 108136)...
December 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990006/distal-pancreatectomy-for-pancreatic-arteriovenous-malformation-report-of-a-case
#16
Young Il Choi
Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) of the pancreas is an uncommon disease, which can cause an abdominal pain. This disease is characterized by a tangled vascular network, including the whole or part of the pancreas, resulting in portal hypertension by forming a shunt of the pancreas arteries to drain directly into the portal venous system. This study presents a case that was suspected as AVM of the pancreas by preoperative contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan (CT). A 49-year-old male patient had several episodes of abdominal discomfort associated with dyspepsia for 4 days...
August 2017: Annals of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987760/multiple-openings-in-the-anterior-abdominal-wall-draining-pus-for-a-decade
#17
Pankaj Garg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968307/point-of-care-ultrasound-to-diagnose-postpericardiotomy-syndrome-in-a-child
#18
Andrew F Miller, Jason A Levy, Rachel G Rempell, Joshua Nagler
We report a case of a patient presenting with abdominal pain after cardiac surgery who was noted on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to have pericardial and pleural effusion, in addition to ascites. The most notable findings were pleural and pericardial effusions, which combined with symptomatology met criteria for postpericardiotomy syndrome. Point-of-care ultrasound expedited the diagnosis of a pericardial effusion with impending tamponade and transfer for pericardiocentesis and placement of pericardial drain...
October 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949074/consumption-of-whey-in-combination-with-dairy-medium-chain-fatty-acids-mcfas-may-reduce-lipid-storage-due-to-urinary-loss-of-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-intermediates-and-increased-rates-of-mcfas-oxidation
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Bashar Amer, Morten Rahr Clausen, Hanne Christine Bertram, Mette Bohl, Caroline Nebel, Hong Zheng, Thomas Skov, Mette Krogh Larsen, Søren Gregersen, Kjeld Hermansen, Trine Kastrup Dalsgaard
SCOPE: We aimed to investigate whether changes in the metabolome could explain observed changes in body composition in overweight adults after consumption of butter with high level of medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) in combination with casein or whey. METHODS AND RESULTS: With GC-ToF and LC-Q/MS, we analyzed metabolites in plasma and urine from a 12-weeks randomized double-blinded human intervention including 52-abdominally overweight adults. The participants consumed 63 g/day of milk fat (high or low in MCFAs) and 60 g/day of protein (whey or casein)...
September 26, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948113/one-of-the-largest-pancreatic-pseudocysts-in-the-literature-a-case-report
#20
Sulaiman Alhassan, Shifa Umar, Mark Lega
The pancreatic pseudocyst is a pancreatic fluid collection which classically develops due to acute or chronic pancreatitis. A 68-year-old male with the remote history of alcohol abuse presented with abdominal pain secondary to acute pancreatitis. The first computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed acute necrotizing pancreatitis. He was initially treated conservatively. Repeat CT of the abdomen after two weeks revealed a peripancreatic fluid collection of 20x12x10 cm. One month later, he became septic following biliary stent placement...
July 20, 2017: Curēus
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