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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317845/pyomyositis-in-the-setting-of-complicated-diverticulitis-case-report
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James Sun, David Leor Kashan, Jolita Marie Auguste, Akella Chendrasekhar
Pyomyositis is typically thought of as a disease of the tropics. However, it is becoming more prevalent in temperate regions, and may be underdiagnosed. Here, pyomyositis is encountered as a complication of perforated diverticulitis, which has not been previously reported. A 61-year-old Caucasian man initially presented in respiratory distress and was diagnosed with respiratory failure due to COPD exacerbation. The patient was taking high-dose prednisone, 60 mg daily for the past 2 years. Initially, he was afebrile, normotensive, tachycardic to 178 beats/minute and tachypneic to 28 breaths/minute, requiring noninvasive ventilation to maintain oxygenation...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243897/when-should-a-drain-be-left-in-the-abdominal-cavity-upon-surgery
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Mikael Laine, Panu Mentula, Laura Koskenvuo, Arno Nordin, Ville Sallinen
Passive or active drainage can be used after abdominal surgery. Drains aim at eradicating infected or inflammatory tissue fluids and to alarm of undesired events such as bile, pancreatic, or bowel leak. Drains may, however, occlude or be situated away from the postoperative dilemma. Furthermore, drains themselves are susceptible to cause or maintain infection by retrograde contamination, may irritate the peritoneum causing excess ascites formation, and cause pain. Recent scientific evidence suggests that drains are unnecessary after most abdominal operations...
2017: Duodecim; Lääketieteellinen Aikakauskirja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233098/intractable-ascites-associated-with-mycophenolate-in-a-simultaneous-kidney-pancreas-transplant-patient-a-case-report
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Nina T Weber, Ali Sigaroudi, Alexander Ritter, Andreas Boss, Kuno Lehmann, David Goodman, Stefan Farese, Stefan Weiler, Thomas F Mueller
BACKGROUND: Mycophenolic acid (MPA), either given as an ester pro-drug or as an enteric-coated sodium salt, is the most commonly prescribed anti-proliferative immunosuppressive agent used following organ transplantation and widely applied in immune-mediated diseases. Clinicians are well aware of common adverse reactions related to MPA treatment, in particular diarrhea, leukopenia and infections. Here we report a case of severe, persistent ascites associated with MPA treatment. The otherwise unexplained and intractable ascites, requiring repeated paracenteses for more than 8 months, rapidly ceased with stopping the MPA treatment...
December 12, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232341/evidence-based-management-of-drains-following-pancreatic-resection-a-systematic-review
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Nicole Villafane-Ferriol, Rohan M Shah, Somala Mohammed, George Van Buren, Omar Barakat, Nader N Massarweh, Hop S Tran Cao, Eric J Silberfein, Cary Hsu, William E Fisher
Many pancreatic surgeons continue to use intraperitoneal drains, but others have limited or avoided their use, believing this improves outcomes. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature assessing outcomes in pancreatectomy without drains, selective drainage, and early drain removal. We searched PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane Library databases and conducted a systematic review of randomized and nonrandomized studies comparing routine intra-abdominal drainage versus no drainage, selective drain use, and early versus late drain removal after pancreatectomy, with major complications as the primary outcome...
January 2018: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218662/laparoscopic-removal-of-retroperitoneal-tumor-with-maneuver-of-hanging-inferior-vena-cava
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Sungho Kim, Ho-Seong Han, YoungRok Choi, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic resection of retroperitoneal mass is challenging because of its location close to major vessels and a limited range of laparoscopic instruments [1-3]. We report a case of a huge retroperitoneal paraganglioma that was successfully excised laparoscopically using maneuver of hanging IVC METHOD: A 67-year-old female had abdominal mass detected during routine check-up. She had no symptoms associated mass. Hematologic, biochemical investigations, and hormone tests reveal normal results...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216527/laparoscopic-management-of-a-drain-site-evisceration-of-the-vermiform-appendix-a-case-report
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Anisse Tidjane, Benali Tabeti, Nabil Boudjenan Serradj, Salim Bensafir, Nacim Ikhlef, Noureddine Benmaarouf
INTRODUCTION: Peritoneal cavity drainage is not riskless and several publications reported drain induced complications. However, till this day, abdominal drainage is still a subject of divergence between necessity and usual operative practice. We describe in this publication an exceptional complication of drainage, which is the drain site evisceration of the appendix. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 47-years-old patient, initially operated for perforated ulcer peritonitis, in whom an evisceration occured 48h after the removal of an intraperitoneal drain placed in the Douglas pouch, the physical examination predicated the presence of a herniated omentum fringe, as a precaution a laparoscopic exploration was performed and revealed that the eviscerated organ was the vermiform appendix, then a two trocars appendectomy was performed and the orifice of the evisceration was safely closed...
November 28, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209151/endoscopic-repair-of-lateral-sphenoid-encephaloceles-a-case-series
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Mitchell R Gore
Background: Lateral sphenoid encephaloceles present a surgical challenge. These encephaloceles may be difficult to access given their lateral location and proximity to the neural and vascular structures of the sphenoid floor, pterygopalatine fossa, and lateral and superior sphenoid walls. Additionally, many patients have idiopathic intracranial hypertension, increasing the risk of recurrence. When untreated or undiscovered, these encephaloceles increase the risk of meningitis. Methods: All consecutive endoscopic repairs of lateral sphenoid encephaloceles by a single surgeon from 2012 to 2017 were analyzed for method of repair, complications, and recurrence rate...
2017: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207807/epididymal-cystic-lymphangioma-presenting-as-scrotal-swelling-in-a-post-surgery-case-of-carcinoma-rectum-a-case-report
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Mohammad Haroon, Yashmin Nisha, Kashif Iqubal
Cystic lymphangiomas are usually congenital malformations of draining lymphatic channels with most common sites including neck, axilla, mediastinum and retroperitoneum. Occurrence of lymphangiomas in scrotum or inguinal region is a rare entity and epididymal origin of these lesions is even more infrequent. We herein report a case of epididymal lymphangioma detected on USG, which developed after surgical abdominal lymph nodal dissection in an adult patient of carcinoma rectum presenting as painless scrotal swelling...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199182/delayed-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-high-grade-blunt-pancreatic-trauma-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Myftar Torba, Arben Gjata, Francesco Rulli, Ilir Kajo, Sotir Ceka, Tajar Asqeri
INTRODUCTION: Despite technological advancement, high grade pancreatic injuries following blunt abdominal trauma continues to remain a disease that is associated with high morbidity and mortality rates, particularly in cases of delayed diagnosis. The aim of this paper was the presentation of delayed diagnosis and treatment peculiarities of high grade pancreatic trauma and a review of literature. CASE REPORT: A 55-years old man, involved in motor vehicle crashes, was referred to our level I trauma center...
November 29, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198688/hanging-hepato-atrial-anastomosis-in-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-extensive-vena-cava-obliteration-a-case-report
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S Y Hong, B-W Kim, H-J Wang, I-G Kim, X-G Hu
INTRODUCTION: Although outcomes of liver transplantation (LT) have improved as the result of progress in surgical procedures, a failure to restore sufficient graft outflow may yield fatal consequences including graft dysfunction and even graft loss to date. In particular, patients with pre-existing obliterated venous drainage, such as those with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS), are at high risk of having venous complications followed by conventional LT. In selected cases, the transplant surgeons are compelled to modify the surgical procedures of LT from the conventional procedure...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190873/-segmental-portal-hypertension-with-splenic-vein-thrombosis-caused-by-pancreatitis
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Luis Franco-Avilés, Federico I Hernández-Rocha, Ulises Mercado, Cristian G Malvido-Torres
BACKGROUND: Splenic vein thrombosis is a complication of pancreatic carcinoma, pancreatitis or pancreatic pseudocyst. It may lead to segmental portal hypertension and bleeding from gastric varices. CLINICAL CASE: A 31 year-old man was diagnosed with pancreatitis of two weeks of evolution and was referred to our hospital in 2013. He had a history of alcohol consumption. Physical examination showed no stigmata of liver cirrhosis. Laboratory analyses revealed hemoglobin 9...
November 2017: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188155/abdominal-drains-retrieved-laparoscopically-15-years-post-laparotomy
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Anant Dinesh, Vishnu R Mani, Aleksandr Kalabin, Irwin C White-Gittens, Brian Donaldson
A retained intra-abdominal foreign body is a common occurrence that is frequently underreported due to its medicolegal implications. Sponges, gauzes, surgical instruments, abdominal drains, etc. have been reported in the literature. The most common presentation for a retained intra-abdominal foreign body is postoperative abdominal infections or bleeding, frequently seen in the immediate postoperative period. Most of these foreign bodies are removed by exploratory laparotomy owing to recent abdominal surgeries or presentation as complicated abdominal masses...
September 24, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187341/single-access-liver-floss-technique-with-antegrade-hepatic-vein-access-and-recanalization-in-budd-chiari-syndrome
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John J Weaver, Ethan M Dobrow, Evelyn K Hsu, Eric J Monroe
A 14-year-old boy presented with several months of increasing abdominal girth and fatigue. Imaging confirmed massive ascites and hepatic congestion secondary to central hepatic venous obstruction. Several large intrahepatic collateral veins were seen draining via caudate and emissary veins. After an unsuccessful attempt at retrograde recanalization utilizing intravascular ultrasound, the right hepatic vein was recanalized in an antegrade fashion by way of a prominent caudate collateral vein, and subsequently stented...
November 30, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182903/total-laparoscopic-splenectomy-for-giant-epidermoid-cyst-a-case-report
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P Lobascio, G Carbotta, R Laforgia, S Fedele, M G Sederino, M Minafra, A Delvecchio, F Ferrarese, N Palasciano
INTRODUCTION: Splenic cysts are benign tumors, accidentally detected using US or CT scan. They are classified into true cyst (primary, 25%) and pseudocyst (secondary, 75%). Conventional treatment of splenic cyst, especially giant, symptomatic and complicated has been open or laparoscopic total splenectomy. Recently, partial splenectomy is recommended as well to preserve its hematopoietic function and homeostasis of blood, but it is not considered safe for complications as intra and post operative bleeding...
July 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182900/laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-morbid-obesity-role-of-intraluminal-and-intraperitoneal-postoperative-drainage
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G Currò, G Piscitelli, C Lazzara, I Komaei, A Fortugno, G Pinto, F Guccione, A Cogliandolo, A Dattola, S Latteri, G Navarra
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bleeding and staple line leak are the most common postoperative complications of LSG. To prevent and/or to promptly identify such complications, conventional peri-operative protocols imply post-operative gastric decompression (NGT) and staple line drain (IAD). Our aim was to evaluate the role of naso-gastric tube (NGT) and intra-abdominal drain (IAD) in preventing and/or facilitating identification and treatment of post-operative complications after sleeve gastrectomy...
July 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181746/severe-dehiscence-of-gastrojejunal-anastomosis-after-gastric-bypass-its-cure-by-using-partially-covered-stent-and-avoiding-migration
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Helga C A W Alhinho, Flávio C Ferreira, Rodrigo C L Medeiros, Álvaro A B Ferraz, Josemberg M Campos
BACKGROUND: Gastric leak is a severe complication of gastric bypass that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Anastomosis dehiscence usually occurs at gastrojejunal anastomosis and can appear simultaneously with gastric leak, for which treatment can be a challenge. Fistula may have several clinical impacts, depending on patient-related factors, fistula characteristics, onset time, and therapy proposal. Abdominal toilet, drainage, gastrostomy, and revisional surgery constitute the traditional approaches to dehiscence and fistula closure, with variable results...
November 27, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170310/13%C3%A2-prophylactic-antibiotics-for-penetrating-injury-a-review-of-practice-at-a-major-trauma-centre-literature-review-and-recommendations
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Marharyta Kamarova, Richard Kendall
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of clarity regarding the use of prophylactic antibiotics for patients presenting with penetrating injuries. A structured literature review and review of penetrating injury records in an MTC was undertaken with a view to help guide clinical practice. METHOD: Searches were conducted on Medline (1946-2017), Embase (1974-2017), and Cochrane (up to 2017) using key words pertaining to penetrating trauma, prophylactic antibiotics and infection...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164078/internal-hernia-masquerading-as-necrotizing-enterocolitis
#18
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
#19
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
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