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Upper gastrointestinal surgery

Shin Saito, Chao Yan, Hisashi Fukuda, Yoshinori Hosoya, Shiro Matsumoto, Daisuke Matsubara, Joji Kitayama, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Naohiro Sata
INTRODUCTION: Gastric leiomyomas are benign mesenchymal tumors, comprising about 2.5% of gastric neoplasms, which can be difficult to differentiate from gastrointestinal stromal tumors which have malignant potential. Granular cell tumors in the abdominal wall are also rare. Since mesenchymal tumors are difficult to diagnose by imaging, further studies are needed to establish the diagnosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 60-year-old asymptomatic woman underwent routine upper endoscopy and was found to have a gastric submucosal lesion...
March 6, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Katsumi Yamamoto, Hiroshi Noro, Yu Sato, Akira Kusakabe, Nobuyuki Tatsumi, Tomoki Michida, Toshifumi Ito
Background and study aims  A 70-year-old-man underwent an esophagectomy and posterior mediastinal reconstruction for esophageal cancer that was curatively resected. Although the patient was allowed to eat after surgery, he repeatedly vomited after drinking water or eating meals and required continuous hospitalization. An upper gastrointestinal series and endoscopic examination revealed an obstruction due to the flexure of the gastric conduit, which was repeatedly treated with endoscopic balloon dilation. Endoscopic balloon dilation was completely ineffective, however, because the obstruction was not due to a small lumen diameter, but rather to severe flexure...
March 2018: Endoscopy International Open
Hiromichi Kawaida, Ayako Kimura, Mitsuaki Watanabe, Hidenori Akaike, Naohiro Hosomura, Yoshihiko Kawaguchi, Hidetake Amemiya, Makoto Sudo, Hiroshi Kono, Masanori Matsuda, Hideki Fujii, Daisuke Ichikawa, Mitsuharu Fukasawa, Ei Takahashi, Katsuhiro Sano, Tomohiro Inoue
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal duplication cyst is a congenital rare disease that may occur in any region from mouth to anus. Among them, gastric duplication cysts are very rare. CASE REPORT: Here we report A 23-year-old Japanese man who visited our hospital to evaluate an abdominal tumor. Abdominal computed tomography showed a well-circumscribed homogenous low-density mass measuring 6.2 × 6.0 cm between the pancreatic tail and the upper posterior wall on the gastric greater curvature, and the mass seemed to originate from the pancreatic tail...
February 24, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
G Mulkerrin, N M Hogan, M Sheehan, M R Joyce
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs) are a rare slow growing malignancy, accounting for less than 1% of all gastrointestinal (GI) tract tumors. These tumors are usually discovered incidentally by endoscopy, surgery or radiology. However on occasions they may present with significant symptoms including GI blood loss. This case report discusses an atypical presentation of a GIST in a 57-year-old female. CASE PRESENTATION: A 57-year-old woman presented to the emergency department following one episode of melena...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
L R van der Werf, J L Dikken, M I van Berge Henegouwen, V E P P Lemmens, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, B P L Wijnhoven
BACKGROUND: For esophageal cancer, the number of retrieved lymph nodes (LNs) is often used as a quality indicator. The aim of this study is to analyze the number of retrieved LNs in The Netherlands, assess factors associated with LN yield, and explore the association with short-term outcomes. This is a population-based study on lymph node retrieval in patients with esophageal cancer, presenting results from the Dutch Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer Audit. STUDY DESIGN: For this retrospective national cohort study, patients with esophageal carcinoma who underwent esophagectomy between 2011 and 2016 were included...
March 9, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Romano Schneider, Ioannis Lazaridis, Marko Kraljević, Christoph Beglinger, Bettina Wölnerhanssen, Ralph Peterli
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing use of bariatric surgery as the most effective treatment of morbid obesity, there is still no consensus on its preoperative diagnostic workup. The aim of this study was to identify the pathologies of the endoscopic and radiologic investigations before performing bariatric surgery and to evaluate their impact on the patient management. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data of 1225 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (n = 834) or sleeve gastrectomy (n = 391) at our institution...
January 12, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
Praneet Wander, Daniel Castaneda, Lionel D'Souza, Simi Singh, Sam Serouya, Ana I Velazquez, Rifat Mamun, Rebecca Voaklander, Petros Benias, David L Carr-Locke
BACKGROUND: To assess the safety and efficacy of the Instinct clip in the acute endoscopic treatment of upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is the first large series reporting this clip in achieving hemostasis. A retrospective descriptive chart review was performed on patients presenting with recent overt GI bleeding treated with endoclip therapy at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center between May 2013 and January 2016. Results are expressed in absolute numbers, percentages, and trends...
April 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Mario Musella, Valeria Cantoni, Roberta Green, Wanda Acampa, Nunzio Velotti, Paola Maietta, Alberto Cuocolo
BACKGROUND: To demonstrate the lack of utility and efficacy of routine early postoperative upper gastrointestinal study (UGI) in obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery and to show the higher efficacy of CT scan in cases of clinical suspicion of a leakage, a meta-analysis was performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search including articles published in last 18 years was performed. For both UGI and CT scan, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) were calculated...
March 7, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Ashish Joshi, Sushil Falodia, Naveen Kumar, R L Solanki
Strictures of the small intestine have been attributed many causes of Crohn's disease, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, neoplastic, post-surgical, and corrosive ingestion. Opium as a cause of small intestine strictures has not been described. Six cases of opium addicts diagnosed with small intestine strictures were selected after excluding the possible etiology of strictures. Investigations like upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, colonoscopy (in patients with small intestinal obstruction), barium meal follow-through, and histopathology of strictures were done in all patients...
March 7, 2018: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Valerio Celentano, Neil Smart, John McGrath, Ronan A Cahill, Antonino Spinelli, Andreas Obermair, Hirotoshi Hasegawa, Pawanindra Lal, Alex M Almoudaris, Charlotte R Hitchins, Gianluca Pellino, Matthew G Browning, Takashi Ishida, Federico Luvisetto, Pinar Cingiloglu, Katherine Gash, Rhiannon Harries, Deena Harji, Francesca Di Candido, Elisa Cassinotti, Frank D McDermott, James E A Berry, Nick J Battersby, Esther Platt, Nicholas J Campain, Barrie D Keeler, Luigi Boni, Sharmila Gupta, John P Griffith, Austin G Acheson, Tom D Cecil, Mark G Coleman
OBJECTIVE: Consensus statement by an international multispecialty trainers and trainees expert committee on guidelines for reporting of educational videos in laparoscopic surgery. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Instructive laparoscopy videos with appropriate exposition could be ideal for initial training in laparoscopic surgery, but there are no guidelines for video annotation or procedural educational and safety evaluation. METHODS: Delphi questionnaire of 45 statements prepared by a steering group and voted on over 2 rounds by committee members using an electronic survey tool...
March 5, 2018: Annals of Surgery
Eugene Y Wang, Timothy R Shope
To raise awareness for surgeons encountering bariatric patients with anatomy that deviates from the standard Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). This is a single-institution retrospective case series over 12 years (2003-2014) involving patients who believed they received RYGBs, but actually did not. Data was obtained reviewing physician encounters, imaging, and operative reports. There were six cases with confusing clinical pictures, found to have aberrant RYGB anatomy: (1) gastric bypass with jejuno-jejunostomy only without gastrojejunostomy, (2) distal partial vertical gastrectomy without expected prosthetic band, (3) inverse vertical banded gastroplasty, (4) non-divided gastric bypass with no gastrojejunostomy, (5) 20-cm Roux limb, with gastro-gastric fistula, and (6) 200-cm bilio-pancreatic limb similar to the traditional Scopinaro procedure...
March 5, 2018: Obesity Surgery
Deepali Prakash, Leandro Siragusa, Saj Wajed, Antonio Manzelli
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) are typically defined as solid masses arising from the GI tract, most commonly from the stomach and small intestine. They seldom present in a cystic form. Management of cystic masses arising from the GI tract may pose a diagnostic predicament. We had one such case that presented itself with complaints of a slow growing intra-abdominal mass. An ultrasound scan demonstrated a thick-walled cystic lesion arising from the pelvis. Further imaging evaluations in the form of a CT scan revealed a complex large cystic mass arising from left upper quadrant (see Figure 1)...
March 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Cezar I Betianu, Augustin Dima, Giorgiana Pavaloiu
Extramarginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma of low-grade malignancy. The most common localization is the stomach, and the common nongastric sites are salivary glands, the skin, orbits, the conjunctiva, the lung, breasts, upper airways, other gastrointestinal sites, and the liver. Primary hepatic MALT lymphoma is a rare disease and the diagnostic can be challenging. The clinical presentation is nonspecific and may range from no symptoms to end-stage liver disease...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Yosuke Kawai, Tetsuji Hayashi, Makoto Aoki, Yuya Umebayashi, Toshifumi Saito, Akemi Watanabe, Kenji Shitara, Hiroyuki Fukunari, Yoichi Ajioka
A 51-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of anorexia and jaundice. Abdominal CT and MRCP taken after admission revealed tumor in the pancreatic head. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed bleeding from the orifice of the major papilla. In angiography, an irregular image was found in the branch of the gastroduodenal artery, and a coil embolization surgery was performed mainly on the same part. We diagnosed pancreatic cancer and pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed. Pancreatic cancer with bleeding from the orifice of major papilla is very rare...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Takeshi Shimakawa, Shinichi Asaka, Miki Miyazawa, Takebumi Usui, Kentaro Yamaguchi, Minoru Murayama, Hajime Yokomizo, Shunichi Shiozawa, Kazuhiko Yoshimatsu, Takao Katsube, Yoshihiko Naritaka
Necrosis of a reconstructed organ after esophageal cancer surgery is a very serious complication that often occurs soon after the surgery. We report a case of emergency surgery that was performed to treat necrosis of a reconstructed colon 10 years after esophagectomy. A 73-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with complaints of chest pain. His history included a proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer. His present illness includes endoscopic mucosal resection for superficial esophageal cancer in 1995. Subtotal esophagectomy and right colon interposition through the retrosternal route were performed due to a recurrence in the same lesion in 2005...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Shigeru Fujisaki, Motoi Takashina, Yukari Woo, Ryouichi Tomita, Kenichi Sakurai, Tadatoshi Takayama
We present here a case of transduodenal ampullectomy for an ampullary neoplasm coexisting with gastric and colon cancer. The patient was a 72-year-old man who was referred to our hospital with a positive fecal blood test. Colonoscopy revealed advanced cancer in the descending colon. As part of the preoperative examination, for the colonic cancer, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy was performed. Endoscopy showed a 2 cm elevated lesion(0'-II a type)with subserosalinfil tration on the small curvature side of the upper part of the stomach, and a 2 cm elevated lesion on the papilla of Vater...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Samiullah Khan, Shuai Su, Kui Jiang, Bang-Mao Wang
RATIONALE: Retrograde gastroesophageal intussusception (RGEI) is a relatively rare gastrointestinal (GI) disorder in which a portion of the stomach wall invaginates into the esophagus. More recently, peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has emerged as an endoscopic alternative to surgical myotomy for achalasia, and, to the best of our knowledge, our case is the first RGEI after POEM to be reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 22-year-old male was presented with a history of vomiting, intractable retching and hematemesis for 3 days...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
G Böhm
BACKGROUND: The radiological evaluation of the upper gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) is a diagnostic challenge. Although endoscopy has pushed radiographic methods into the background, these methods continue to play a key role in the diagnosis of dysphagia. In addition, cross-sectional imaging (computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) is increasingly used in complex clinical cases to evaluate surrounding tissue changes. METHODS: By combining conventional double-contrast techniques with a video recording, the entire upper GI tract can be assessed both anatomically and functionally in one examination procedure...
February 23, 2018: Der Radiologe
Benjamin Scally, Jonathan R Emberson, Enti Spata, Christina Reith, Kelly Davies, Heather Halls, Lisa Holland, Kate Wilson, Neeraj Bhala, Christopher Hawkey, Marc Hochberg, Richard Hunt, Loren Laine, Angel Lanas, Carlo Patrono, Colin Baigent
BACKGROUND: Gastroprotectant drugs are used for the prevention and treatment of peptic ulcer disease and might reduce its associated complications, but reliable estimates of the effects of gastroprotectants in different clinical settings are scarce. We aimed to examine the effects of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs), prostaglandin analogues, and histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) in different clinical circumstances by doing meta-analyses of tabular data from all relevant unconfounded randomised trials of gastroprotectant drugs...
February 20, 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Ann Buhl Bersang, Sarah Bube, Mikkel Fode, Nessn H Azawi
Background: Germline mutations in succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) are associated with multifocal cancers: pituitary gland tumors, pheochromocytomas, paragangliomas, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and renal-cell carcinomas (RCCs). SDH-deficient renal-cell carcinoma (SDH-RCC) was first identified in 2004 as an inherited kidney cancer with mutations in the SDH gene. SDH consists of A, B, C, and D units. Mutation in the SDHB gene is the most common mutation in SDH-deficient RCCs. Case Presentation: We report a case of a 51-year-old healthy man diagnosed with SDHB germline mutation and RCCs...
2018: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
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