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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633127/successful-endoscopic-treatment-of-gastric-phytobezoar-a-case-report
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Ippazio Ugenti, Elisabetta Travaglio, Elpiniki Lagouvardou, Onofrio Caputi Iambrenghi, Gennaro Martines
INTRODUCTION: Gastric bezoars are a rare condition associated with situations of gastric dysmotility and prior gastric surgery, though sometimes they can present without any risk factor. We describe the first successful treatment in medical literature of a large gastric bezoar in the outpatient setting through endoscopic fragmentation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old man was referred to our outpatient endoscopy clinic because of dyspepsia and epigastric pain. Upper GI endoscopy with a standard endoscope revealed a 10-cm-diameter gastric phytobezoar with necrotic pressure ulcer of the angulus...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619681/gastric-carcinoma-after-sleeve-gastrectomy-for-obesity
#2
Miljana Vladimirov, Uwe Hesse, Hubert J Stein
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cancer development in the upper gastrointestinal tract. We present the case of a female patient with gastric carcinoma after sleeve gastrectomy. Before bariatric surgery, one rationale for performing routine endoscopy is to detect clinically relevant conditions with the potential to change the surgical procedure. After bariatric surgery in symptomatic patients and in patients with unspecific symptoms, early upper endoscopy should be performed to detect potential carcinomas of the upper gastrointestinal tract...
April 25, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616596/laparoscopic-endoscopic-cooperative-surgery-lecs-for-the-upper-gastrointestinal-tract
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REVIEW
Tatsuo Matsuda, Souya Nunobe, Manabu Ohashi, Naoki Hiki
We developed the laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery (LECS) technique, which combines endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and laparoscopic gastric resection to resect gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs). Many researchers have reported LECS to be a feasible technique for gastric submucosal tumor resection regardless of tumor location, including the esophagogastric junction (EGJ). Recently, the Japanese National Health Insurance system approved LECS for insurance coverage, and it is now widely applied for gastric submucosal tumor resection...
2017: Translational Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606718/abdominal-imaging-post-bariatric-surgery-predictors-usage-and-utility
#4
Dana Haddad, Aruna David, Haneen Abdel-Dayem, Nicholas Socci, Leaque Ahmed, Anthony Gilet
PURPOSE: A lack of well-defined postoperative imaging guidelines for bariatric patients may lead to false-positive findings, radiation exposure, additional cost, and patient anxiety. We investigated our institutional usage and utility of nonroutine postoperative abdominal imaging. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Laparoscopic gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy patients over a 5-year period were retrospectively identified. All bariatric-related nonroutine initial and all subsequent prompted abdominal and pelvic imaging was included...
April 29, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605921/duodenal-diverticular-bleeding-an-endoscopic-challenge
#5
Eduardo Valdivielso Cortázar, Lucía Madarnás Alonso, Susana Ortíz Marín, Ignacio Couto Worner, Pedro Alonso Aguirre
Duodenal diverticula are an uncommon cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Until recently, it was primarily managed with surgery, but advances in the field of endoscopy have made management increasingly less invasive. We report a case of duodenal diverticular bleeding that was endoscopically managed, and review the literature about the various endoscopic therapies thus far described.
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595224/-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-with-metastasis-of-chest-wall-and-both-lungs
#6
Hirokazu Tanaka, Nobuhisa Yamazaki, Hiroyoshi Watanabe, Masaharu Nakade
A 60-years-old male, who had undergone surgery for gastrointestinal stromal tumor of small intestine 8 years before, was admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment of left 10th rib metastasis. Three months after the 1st operation new metastatic lesions appeared at hypodermic tissue at right anterior chest wall and left upper lobe of the lung and we performed 2nd operation to resect these lesions. Five months after 2nd operation, we performed 3rd operation to resect another metastatic pulmonary lesion at right upper lobe...
June 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591092/the-role-of-radiation-therapy-in-upper-gastrointestinal-cancers
#7
David H Ilson
Upper gastrointestinal cancers are common and account for a high proportion of cases of cancer-related morbidity and mortality. Combined-modality therapy with surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy is standard treatment for esophageal and gastroesophageal junction cancers. For gastric cancer, the need to include radiation therapy appears to depend on the quality of the surgery performed. Radiation therapy plays an uncertain role in the surgical management of pancreatic cancer, and the results of ongoing clinical trials are awaited...
May 2017: Clinical Advances in Hematology & Oncology: H&O
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571224/waldmann-s-disease-primary-intestinal-lymphangiectasia-with-atrial-septal-defect
#8
Shrikiran Aroor, Suneel Mundkur, Shravan Kanaparthi, Sandeep Kumar
Waldmann's disease or Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disorder of gastrointestinal tract characterized by dilated lymphatics and widened villi causing leakage of lymph into intestinal lumen. Loss of lymph leads to hypoalbuminemia, hyogammaglobulinemia and lymphopenia. Secondary lymphangiectasia occurs secondary to an elevated lymphatic pressure as in lymphoma, systemic lupus erythematosus, constrictive pericarditis, cardiac surgeries (Fontan's procedure), inflammatory bowel disease and malignancies...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560225/minimum-volume-standards-in-surgery-are-we-there-yet
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REVIEW
Hartwig Bauer, Kim C Honselmann
The quality of surgery is directly dependent on the quantity, more specifically, on the number of operations performed at a given hospital as well as on the designated surgeon. This fact is supported by numerous studies and meta-analyses that will be presented in the following text. Most of the convincing data for complex procedures can be obtained from visceral (upper and lower gastrointestinal) surgery studies. Mortality of large oncological procedures, such as esophageal or pancreatic surgery, can be reduced by 50% if a certain number of interventions are guaranteed per year...
May 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554185/clinical-challenges-in-upper-gastrointestinal-malignancies-after-bariatric-surgery
#10
Win Hou W Tse, Hidde M Kroon, J Jan B van Lanschot
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The incidence of morbid obesity has exponentially increased over the last decades. Bariatric surgery (BS) has been proven effective in inducing weight loss and resolving comorbidities associated with morbid obesity. However, BS can also lead to major diagnostic and treatment challenges in patients who develop upper gastrointestinal malignancies. It is important to create awareness of this rising problem. METHODS: Relevant literature was searched in PubMed...
May 30, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552743/-candy-cane-syndrome-an-underappreciated-cause-of-abdominal-pain-and-nausea-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery
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Amir H Aryaie, Mojtaba Fayezizadeh, Yuxiang Wen, Mohammed Alshehri, Mujjahid Abbas, Leena Khaitan
BACKGROUND: "Candy cane" syndrome (a blind afferent Roux limb at the gastrojejunostomy) has been implicated as a cause of abdominal pain, nausea, and emesis after Roux-n-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) but remains poorly described. OBJECTIVES: To report that "candy cane" syndrome is real and can be treated effectively with revisional bariatric surgery SETTING: All patients underwent "candy cane" resection at University Hospitals of Cleveland. METHODS: All patients who underwent resection of the "candy cane" between January 2011 and July 2015 were included...
April 8, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550872/hiatal-and-paraesophageal-hernia-repair-in-pediatric-patients
#12
Erin M Garvey, Daniel J Ostlie
Hiatal and paraesophageal hernia (HH/PEH) can be congenital, resulting from embryologic abnormalities/genetic predisposition, or acquired, most commonly after gastroesophageal surgery such as fundoplication. Minimizing circumferential esophageal dissection at the time of Nissen fundoplication has been shown to decrease the risk of acquired HH/PEH from 36.5% to 12.2%. Gastrointestinal, respiratory, and constitutional symptoms, including anemia and failure to thrive, are common with high rates of associated gastroesophageal reflux...
April 2017: Seminars in Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550655/primary-malignant-melanoma-of-esophagus-following-chemoradiotherapy-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-report-of-a-case
#13
Shinichiro Imai, Akira Suzuki, Yuta Yamamoto, Makoto Koyama, Satoshi Sugiyama, Masato Kitazawa, Yusuke Miyagawa, Shinichi Miyagawa
Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) is a rare neoplasm. We observed a case of PMME that had occurred at an irradiated site in the thoracic esophagus. The patient was a 74-year-old man who had received definitive chemoradiotherapy for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma at the age of 68, and had completely recovered. Six years later, via periodic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, he had been diagnosed with esophageal tumors. After the patient underwent esophagectomy, the removed esophageal tumors were immunohistologically diagnosed as PMME, and most of the tumor was observed to be located within the irradiated area corresponding to the previous radiotherapy...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535970/upper-extremity-deep-venous-thrombosis-after-port-insertion-what-are-the-risk-factors
#14
Omidreza Tabatabaie, Gyulnara G Kasumova, Tara S Kent, Mariam F Eskander, Ayotunde B Fadayomi, Sing Chau Ng, Jonathan F Critchlow, Nicholas E Tawa, Jennifer F Tseng
BACKGROUND: Totally implantable venous access devices (ports) are widely used, especially for cancer chemotherapy. Although their use has been associated with upper extremity deep venous thrombosis, the risk factors of upper extremity deep venous thrombosis in patients with a port are not studied adequately. METHODS: The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Florida State Ambulatory Surgery and Services Database was queried between 2007 and 2011 for patients who underwent outpatient port insertion, identified by Current Procedural Terminology code...
May 20, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534335/-consistency-analysis-between-preoperative-ct-enterography-and-intraoperative-findings-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-crohn-s-disease
#15
Jianbo Yang, Jianfeng Gong, Yi Li, Lili Gu, Weiming Zhu, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of preoperative CT enterography (CTE) on obstruction, fistula and abscess formation compared to intraoperative findings in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease(CD), aiming to provide reference to clinical practice. METHODS: Preoperative CTE data of 176 CD patients confirmed by clinic, endoscopy, imaging, operation and pathology at the Department of General Surgery in Nanjing Jinling Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled in retrospective cohort study...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
#16
Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523485/report-of-mesocaval-shunt-in-the-management-of-variceal-hemorrhage-following-gastric-bypass-surgery
#17
Anurag Shrimal, Ranjan Sudan, Gaurav Chaubal, Ahmad Zaaroura, Kitza Williams, Kadiyala Ravindra
Gastrointestinal bleeding following Roux-en- Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is rare. We report an unusual cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding following RYGB that was complicated by porto- splenic vein thrombosis. A 35- year- old woman was successfully treated by mesocaval surgical shunt for recurrent variceal hemorrhage in the excluded stomach following RYGB.
May 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516458/yh12852-a-potent-and-highly-selective-5-ht4-receptor-agonist-significantly-improves-both-upper-and-lower-gastrointestinal-motility-in-a-guinea-pig-model-of-postoperative-ileus
#18
Z Hussain, Y J Lee, H Yang, E J Jeong, J Y Sim, H Park
BACKGROUND: Postoperative ileus (POI) is a transient gastrointestinal (GI) dysmotility that commonly develops after abdominal surgery. YH12852, a novel, potent and highly selective 5-hydroxytryptamine 4 (5-HT4 ) receptor agonist, has been shown to improve both upper and lower GI motility in various animal studies and may have applications for the treatment of POI. Here, we investigated the effects and mechanism of action of YH12852 in a guinea pig model of POI to explore its therapeutic potential...
May 18, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516221/small-bowel-obstruction-due-to-ingestion-of-rubber-balls
#19
Alaa N Alsharief, Christopher Blackmore, Pierre Schmit
We report a case of a 10-month-old girl who presented with a 10-day history of emesis that became bilious on the last day. The initial evaluation suggested small bowel obstruction. An upper gastrointestinal study confirmed the normal location of the duodenojejunal junction with normal rotation and no evidence of midgut volvulus. Ultrasound (US) evaluation demonstrated two intraluminal lesions that do not follow the typical features of solid or cystic lesions. Two rubber balls were found at surgery to be responsible for the small bowel obstruction...
May 17, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512772/subspecialty-approach-for-the-management-of-acute-cholecystitis-an-alternative-to-acute-surgical-unit-model-of-care
#20
Sonia Tran, Vincent Choi, Kirsten Hepburn, Nathan Hewitt, Joel Zhou, Daniel L Chan, Michael L Talbot
BACKGROUND: Acute cholecystitis is a common condition. Recent studies have shown an association between creation of an acute surgical unit (ASU) and improved outcomes. This study aimed to evaluate the outcomes of a subspecialty based approach to the management of acute cholecystitis as an alternative to the traditional 'generalist' general surgery approach or the ASU model. METHOD: A 6-year retrospective analysis of outcomes in patients admitted under a dedicated upper gastrointestinal service for acute cholecystitis undergoing emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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