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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457049/intestinal-obstruction-of-uncommon-cause-and-point-of-care-ultrasonography-where-do-we-stand
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Tiago Capela, Paula Sousa, Ana Caldeira, Eduardo Pereira
Malignant neoplasms of the small bowel, especially from the jejunum, are among the rarest types of cancer. Given its location, a delayed diagnosis is frequent and sometimes only made in an emergency context. The authors present a case of intestinal obstruction, where ultrasonography was pivotal in establishing a diagnosis. Point-of-care ultrasonography seems to be particularly sensitive in assessing emergency patients with abdominal pain, allowing effective orientation and saving human and technical resources...
January 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430222/long-term-colon-stent-patency-for-obstructing-colorectal-cancer-combined-with-bevacizumab
#2
Anouk E J Latenstein, Mathijs P Hendriks, Emo E van Halsema, Jeanin E van Hooft, Anne-Marie van Berkel
Self-expanding metal stents can be considered as initial treatment for malignant large bowel obstruction in the palliative setting. It is suggested that systemic anti-angiogenic therapy increases the risk of stent perforation. We report a 65-year-old woman with a metastatic, obstructing colon tumor who has been successfully treated with stent placement and chemoimmunotherapy consisting of capecitabine and bevacizumab for 8 years.
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429947/hospital-readmission-rates-and-risk-factors-for-readmission-following-cytoreductive-surgery-crs-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-for-peritoneal-surface-malignancies
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Yael Dreznik, Aviad Hoffman, Tamar Hamburger, Almog Ben-Yaacov, Yossi Dux, Harel Jacoby, Yaniv Berger, Aviram Nissan, Mordechai Gutman
BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery and Hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) for peritoneal surface malignancies is associated with high morbidity. The increased numbers of patients undergoing CRS/HIPEC in recent years mandates risk analysis and quality assurance. However, only scarce data exist regarding causative parameters for readmission. The aim of this study was to assess readmission rates and risk factors associated with readmission. METHODS: A retrospective-cohort study including patients from two high-volume centers who underwent CRS/HIPEC surgery between the years 2007-2016 was performed...
February 8, 2018: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402880/adenocarcinoma-in-a-blind-loop-of-the-ileum-53-years-after-an-ileotransversostomy-procedure
#4
Ryohei Takei, Ichiro Onishi, Ryosuke Zaimoku, Naoki Makita, Yasumichi Yagi, Masato Kayahara
BACKGROUND Primary small bowel cancer is a rare malignancy; the common histopathological types are carcinoid and adenocarcinoma. Inflammatory bowel diseases and familial adenomatous polyposis are known risk factors for small bowel cancer. Additionally, cases of surgery-induced small bowel adenocarcinoma are sometimes reported after ileostomy. CASE REPORT A 84-year-old woman, who had undergone ileotransversostomy for intestinal obstruction due to postoperative adhesion following appendectomy at the age of 31 years, was referred to our hospital for further examination after experiencing abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant for 2 weeks...
February 6, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375945/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-the-dark-side-of-weight-loss
#5
Sakshi Sahni, Malan Shiralkar, Safra Mohamed, Robert Carroll, Barbara Jung, Ron Gaba, Cemal Yazici
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is a rare cause of small bowel obstruction (SBO) resulting from compression of the duodenum by the SMA. Patients at risk of developing SMA syndrome include those who have experienced rapid weight loss from chronic illnesses, malignancy, bariatric surgery, eating disorders, burns, trauma, or substance abuse. We present the case of a 54-year-old cachectic female patient who presented with sudden onset nausea, vomiting, and severe epigastric pain. Imaging studies revealed distention of the stomach and proximal portion of the duodenum with abrupt narrowing of the third part of the duodenum consistent with SMA syndrome...
November 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372125/dilated-thoracic-esophagus-presenting-with-painful-progressive-persistent-dysphagia-and-leukocytosis-of-unknown-origin
#6
Kyawzaw Lin, Jamil Shah, Emmanuel Ofori, Vahe Shahnazarian, Madhavi Reddy
Esophageal cancer is the eighth-most common cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide. The most common presenting symptom in advanced distal esophageal cancer is the sensation of sticking food, but it may sometimes present with bleeding and related complications, or asymptomatic leukocytosis. We present the case of a 77-year-old afebrile man with chronic alcoholism and a dilated thoracic esophagus with painful, progressive, and persistent dysphagia and leukocytosis of unknown origin. A 77-year-old man with a past medical history of hypertension and colonic cancer status post right hemicolectomy (surveillance negative) presented to the emergency department with painful, progressive, persistent, and worsening dysphagia for the past three weeks...
November 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362308/-an-elderly-patient-with-metastatic-colon-cancer-achieved-long-term-survival-following-single-agent-chemotherapy-with-s-1
#7
Yuta Muto, Kentaro Chochi, Daisaku Morita, Atsuo Oka, Toshiki Rikiyama
Colorectal cancer is a common malignancy and a major health issue in geriatrics. Systemic chemotherapy should be considered for elderly patients. We report an 85-year-old man with metastatic cecal cancer who has achieved long-term survival following single-agent chemotherapy with S-1. His fecal occult blood test results were positive; he then underwent colonoscopy and was diagnosed with cecal cancer. Chest CT revealed multiple metastases in both lungs. Since radical excision was infeasible, we performed right hemicolectomy to prevent bowel obstruction...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29360690/predicting-6-and-12-month-risk-of-mortality-in-patients-with-platinum-resistant-advanced-stage-ovarian-cancer-prognostic-model-to-guide-palliative-care-referrals
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Jonathan Foote, Micael Lopez-Acevedo, Gregory Samsa, Paula S Lee, Arif H Kamal, Angeles Alvarez Secord, Laura J Havrilesky
OBJECTIVE: Predictive models are increasingly being used in clinical practice. The aim of the study was to develop a predictive model to identify patients with platinum-resistant ovarian cancer with a prognosis of less than 6 to 12 months who may benefit from immediate referral to hospice care. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified patients with platinum-resistant epithelial ovarian cancer who were treated at our institution between 2000 and 2011. A predictive model for survival was constructed based on the time from development of platinum resistance to death...
February 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329768/management-of-pediatric-ovarian-torsion-evidence-of-follicular-development-after-ovarian-preservation
#9
Sarah K Walker, Dave R Lal, Kevin P Boyd, Thomas T Sato
PURPOSE: This study reviews contemporary management and follow-up of pediatric ovarian torsion. METHODS: This is a retrospective series of patients from birth to 19 years undergoing operative management of ovarian torsion from 2012 to 2016. RESULTS: We studied 43 girls who underwent 51 operations for ovarian torsion. The median age was 8.3 years. Ultrasound was utilized for diagnosis in 24/29 patients (83%) evaluated in a children's hospital...
January 9, 2018: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325513/use-of-methylene-blue-in-the-prevention-of-recurrent-intra-abdominal-postoperative-adhesions
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Octavian C Neagoe, Mihaela Ionica, Octavian Mazilu
Objective To evaluate the efficacy of methylene blue in preventing recurrent symptomatic postoperative adhesions. Methods Patients with a history of >2 surgeries for intra-abdominal adhesion-related complications were selected for this study. Adhesiolysis surgery was subsequently performed using administration of 1% methylene blue. The follow-up period was 28.5 ± 11.1 months. Results Data were available from 20 patients (seven men and 13 women) whose mean ± SD age was 51.2 ± 11.4 years. Adhesions took longer to become symptomatic after the first abdominal surgery when the initial pathology was malignant compared with benign...
January 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318103/cecal-volvulus-following-a-right-nephrectomy-for-wilms-tumor-should-we-need-to-close-the-lateral-peritoneum
#11
Mauricio Gonzalez-Urquijo, Christian Ovalle-Chao, Eduardo Flores-Villalba, Ulises de Jesus Garza-Luna, Jose Humberto Velazco-De La Garza, Ulises Garza-Serna
Wilms' tumor (WT) accounts for 90% of all pediatric renal malignant tumors. The most common postoperative complication based on the National Wilms' Tumor Study is small bowel obstruction. We report on a 2-year-old girl with postoperative bowel obstruction following a right nephrectomy for WT. The patient was reintervened 48 hours after surgery and a cecal volvulus was found. Here, we will describe possible causes of this postoperative complication and discuss management.
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245220/case-report-of-intestinal-non-rotation-heterotaxy-and-polysplenia-in-a-patient-with-pancreatic-cancer
#12
Spyridon Pagkratis, Sara Kryeziu, Miranda Lin, Samah Hoque, Juan Carlos Bucobo, Jonathan M Buscaglia, Georgios V Georgakis, Aaron R Sasson, Joseph Kim
RATIONALE: Heterotaxy with polysplenia is an extremely rare congenital condition resulting from abnormal arrangement of organs in the abdominal and thoracic cavities during embryologic development. When a malignancy such as pancreatic cancer develops under these conditions, surgical resection becomes particularly complex. This case report demonstrates successful pancreatic cancer resection despite the patient's complicated anatomy. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 82-year-old female presented to our institution with complaints of mild right upper quadrant pain radiating to the mid-epigastric region...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235008/oncological-assessment-of-stent-placement-for-obstructive-colorectal-cancer-from-circulating-cell-free-dna-and-circulating-tumor-dna-dynamics
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Goro Takahashi, Takeshi Yamada, Takuma Iwai, Kohki Takeda, Michihiro Koizumi, Seiichi Shinji, Eiji Uchida
BACKGROUND: The self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) provides effective decompression for patients with malignant large bowel obstruction (MLBO); however, mechanical damage to malignant cells from insertion may negatively affect prognosis, similar to surgical manipulation, and its oncological safety is unclear. We examined mechanical damage from SEMS placement using circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). METHODS: Between 1 November 2014 and 30 June 2017, 35 MLBO patients were analyzed, comprising 25 SEMS patients and 10 transanal decompression tube (TDT) patients (control)...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230969/laparoscopic-colectomy-after-self-expanding-metallic-stent-placement-through-the-ileocecal-valve-for-right-sided-malignant-colonic-obstruction-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Takeyama, Katsuki Danno, Yuya Kogita, Takahiko Nishigaki, Masafumi Yamashita, Masami Yamazaki, Tsuyoshi Yamakita, Akihiro Nishihara, Minako Hoshi, Hirokazu Taniguchi, Masayo Mizutani, Itsuko Nakamichi, Mamoru Yura, Kimimasa Ikeda, Eiji Kurokawa
A 78-year-old man with a history of open sigmoidectomy for sigmoid cancer presented with abdominal pain and vomiting. Abdominal multi-detector CT revealed an obstructive ileocecal tumor with distended small bowel on the oral side. We performed emergency drainage using a transnasal decompression tube, and 2 days later, we conducted a colonoscopic examination, which lead to a provisional diagnosis of obstruction with a malignant tumor invading the ileocecal valve. We then placed a self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) through the ileocecal valve...
December 12, 2017: Asian Journal of Endoscopic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225197/percutaneous-transgastrostomic-interventional-radiology-operated-endoscopy-facilitates-foreign-body-removal-using-rigid-endobronchial-forceps
#15
Mamdouh Khayat, Jawad S Hussain, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Anthony N Hage, Ravi N Srinivasa
Retained foreign bodies within the stomach and proximal small bowel may be problematic in patients with prior cerebrovascular injury or head, neck and esophageal malignancy, given the increased vulnerability of this patient population to complications from aspiration and increased difficulty of esophagogastroduodenoscopy in cases of tumoral obstruction. This article presents an alternative method for foreign body retrieval through an existing gastrostomy tract, which offers the benefits of fast procedure times, reduction in radiation dose and fluoroscopy time, and allows for safer retrieval of foreign bodies by using direct visualization...
December 8, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224457/treatment-of-vincristine-induced-ileus-with-metoclopramide-a-case-report
#16
Hamidreza T Masoumi, Molouk Hadjibabaie, Morvarid Zarif-Yeganeh, Behrouz Khajeh, Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh
Introduction Acute lymphoblastic leukemia is an invasive malignancy which ought to be treated with several cytotoxic medications. Vincristine-based regimen is among the most commonly used regimens for the treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Peripheral neuropathy caused by vincristine provides a limitation in dose administration and can influence the treatment outcome and patient's quality of life. Case presentation Ileus and constipation occurred as a result of autonomic neuropathy in a 58-year-old man who underwent vincristine-based regimen for acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198676/case-report-primary-de-novo-sarcoma-in-transplant-pancreas-allograft
#17
S Nagaraju, S J Grethlein, S Vaishnav, A A Sharfuddin, J A Powelson, J A Fridell
BACKGROUND: The majority of malignancies after transplantation appear to be virally mediated and of recipient origin. Donor-derived neoplasms occur early, whereas recipient-origin tumors typically occur many years after transplantation. Sarcomas are a relatively rare form of cancer. The etiology of sarcomas remains largely unknown, although some are linked to viruses, familial cancer syndromes, or therapeutic radiation exposure. Primary sarcomas are extremely rare, accounting for <0...
December 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197851/deadly-combination-clostridium-septicum-and-colorectal-malignancy
#18
Carolyn Cullinane, Helen Earley, Shona Tormey
Gas gangrene is a life-threatening, necrotising soft tissue infection. Colorectal malignancy-associated Clostridiumsepticum is a rare cause of gas gangrene. This case outlines an initial presentation of colonic malignancy as gas gangrene from C.septicum infection.A 69-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation. Abdominal X-ray revealed dilated small bowel loops. Lactate was elevated. A diagnosis of small bowel obstruction was made. Subsequent CT revealed caecal thickening and subcutaneous emphysema overlying the left flank...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197194/the-role-of-self-expandable-metallic-stents-as-bridge-to-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-acute-malignant-colorectal-obstruction-our-experience
#19
Gianpasquale Gallo, Giuseppe Sammarco, Alessandro Paolo Chiriatti, Ferdinando Calabria, Rosario Sacco
INTRODUCTION: Despite the widespread use of screening programs, the colorectal cancer occurs in 7-29% of cases with a bowel obstruction, needing an immediate decompression treatment by emergency surgery; unfortunately, the emergency surgery is characterized by high morbidity and mortality rates. The endoscopic placement of self-expandable metallic stents can be a useful alternative, allowing to decompress the acute obstruction in a short time, in order to correct dehydration, electrolytic imbalance and to improve the overall clinical conditions prior to adequately plan the intervention of elective surgery...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176541/diffuse-peritoneal-and-bowel-wall-infiltration-by-light-chain-al-amyloidosis-with-omental-calcification-mimicking-abdominal-carcinomatosis-an-elderly-female-with-incidental-finding-of-light-chain-monoclonal-gammopathy-of-undetermined-significance-lc-mgus
#20
Shoaib Junejo, Yasir Ali, Sandeep Singh Lubana, Sandeep S Tuli
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is the extracellular tissue deposition of plasma proteins, which after conformational changes, forms antiparallel beta pleated sheets of fibrils. Amyloid light-chain (AL) is a type of amyloidosis that is due to deposition of proteins derived from immunoglobulin (Ig) light chains. Gastrointestinal tract (GIT) involvement most often found in amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis type. There have been no reports of obstructive GIT AL amyloid patients having monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)...
November 25, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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