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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778032/primary-lymphoma-of-appendix-presenting-as-acute-appendicitis-a-case-report
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Giuseppe Caristo, Guido Griseri, Rosario Fornaro, Antonio Langone, Angelo Franceschi, Veronica Errigo, Cecilia Ferrari, Marco Casaccia, Marco Frascio, Angelo Schirru
INTRODUCTION: Primary lymphomas of appendix are extremely rare tumors. The incidence is 0.015% of all gastrointestinal lymphomas. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of a 75 year-old male patient who presented with acute abdominal pain in the lower right quadrant and fever. DISCUSSION: The patient received laparotomic appendectomy. The definitive histopathological examination revealed the presence of diffuse large cell B-lymphoma of the appendix...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776790/-modern-treatment-of-mesenteric-ischemia
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Alexandre Nuzzo, Audrey Huguet, Olivier Corcos
Acute mesenteric ischemia is a highly morbid affliction which requires urgent care. Acute mesenteric ischemia consists in an ischemia injury of the small bowel, secondary to vascular insufficiency, either occlusive (thrombosis, embolism, arterial, venous) or non-occlusive (low flow or vasospasm). Given that the superior mesenteric artery supplies the small bowel as well as the right part of the colon, any ischemic process involving the right colon should be considered an acute mesenteric ischemia until proven otherwise...
May 15, 2018: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774940/-prognostic-analysis-and-clinicopathological-features-of-20-patients-with-appendiceal-neuroendocrine-neoplasms
#4
Weilin Mao, Yang Lyu, Ning Pu, Jian'ang Li, Baobao Xin, Wenqi Chen, Dayong Jin, Wenhui Lou, Xuefeng Xu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinicopathological features and prognostic factors of appendiceal neuroendocrine neoplasms(a-NEN). METHODS: Clinical data of 20 patients diagnosed with a-NEN at Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University between January 2000 and December 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Pathological diagnosis was based on the WHO classification criteria of digestive system tumors (2010 edition). Based on the mitotic count and Ki-67 index, a-NENs were divided into grade 1 neuroendocrine tumor (NET G1), grade 2(G2) NET G2) and grade 3 (neuroendocrine carcinoma, NEC)...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771705/the-causality-nexus-between-the-tako-tsubo-syndrome-and-an-assault-a-forensic-case-report
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Malek Zribi, Syrine Azza Manoubi, Narjes Karray, Salma Charfeddine, Wiem Benamar, Zouhir Hammami, Samir Kammoun, Samir Maatoug
"Tako-tsubo" cardiomyopathy, also known as "broken heart syndrome," is one of the rarest types of stress-induced cardiomyopathy. It frequently mimics acute coronary syndrome, characterized by transient left ventricular dysfunction, electrocardiographic changes, and release of myocardial enzymes. After treatment, the patients are cured in most cases without sequelae. Tako-tsubo syndrome is rarely considered as a reason for consultation in the forensic department.Herein, we report a case of a 68-year-old woman who was assaulted by her police officer neighbor...
May 4, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770055/hepatitis-a-virus-infection-associated-with-cannabis-use
#6
C Sikora, G Tipples, X-L Pang, A Andonov
We identified a case of acute Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection linked to cannabis use. The local Public Health department received report of a man in his mid-20s with a classic presentation of hepatitis - jaundice, abdominal pain, vomiting, general malaise, and dark urine - as well as elevated serum aminotransferase levels and a positive anti-HAV IgM. Upon questioning, he reported no contact with ill individuals, or travel outside his metropolitan area. His exclusive source of water was the local municipal supply...
November 2, 2017: Canada Communicable Disease Report, Relevé des Maladies Transmissibles Au Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769133/electroacupuncture-for-abdominal-pain-relief-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Dong Kee Jang, Chan Yung Jung, Kyung Ho Kim, Jun Kyu Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that electroacupuncture (EA) reduces the severity of acute pancreatitis. However, the effect of EA for pain relief in patients with acute pancreatitis has not been evaluated yet. The purpose of this study was to prove the efficacy of EA for pain relief in patients with acute pancreatitis compared with conventional treatment. METHODS: This study is a randomized, controlled, three-arm, parallel-group, multi-center trial. Patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis are enrolled and randomly assigned to EA 1, EA 2, or a control group in a 1:1:1 ratio...
May 16, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764474/acute-blindness-as-a-presenting-sign-of-childhood-endemic-burkitt-s-lymphoma-in-cameroon-a-case-report
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Brice N Vofo, Gaelle V F Ngankam, Calypse A Ngwasiri, Jeannine A Atem, Leopold N Aminde
BACKGROUND: Endemic Burkitt's lymphoma is found predominantly in malaria holoendemic zones, typically in the tropical rain forest of Africa. It usually presents as an extra-nodal tumour in children and young adults with predilection for jaws and soft tissues of the abdomen. Clinical features depend on the primary tumour site, extent of the disease and histologic subtype. Acute blindness as a presentation sign is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13 year old African female presented to our facility with a 3 week history of painful abdominal distention, and loss of vision of the left eye...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764265/use-of-methadone-to-reverse-opioid-escalation-in-a-patient-with-surgical-pain
#9
Muhammad Jaffar, Gwin Cunningham, Michael Chandler, Thomas Webb
Acute pain is a prevalent issue for patients recovering from surgical procedures. Methadone has been recognized as a unique option for treatment of surgical pain due to its multiple mechanisms of analgesia and its potential to decrease tolerance to other opioids. Studies of methadone use in postoperative settings are sparse in part due to safety concerns, such as complex pharmacokinetics, risk of respiratory depression, and association with arrhythmias. In this case study of a 70-year-old male with postsurgical abdominal pain, methadone utilization over a period of 9 days resulted in patient-reported analgesia and aided in de-escalating overall opioid use...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761727/tubular-colonic-duplication-in-an-adult-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
#10
Xin Wu, Xiequn Xu, Chaoji Zheng, Binglu Li
Gastrointestinal tract duplication is a rare congenital anomaly that can occur anywhere along the alimentary tract. Most of the reported patients present with acute abdomen during childhood. We describe a case of tubular colonic duplication in an adult. The patient was a 25-year-old woman who presented with abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and emesis for 3 days. The physical examination was remarkable for abdominal distension, tenderness, and rigidity. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed abnormal intestinal dilatation...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758324/exertional-abdominal-pain-as-a-rare-presenting-manifestation-of-chronic-mesenteric-ischemia-from-a-single-mesenteric-vessel-stenosis
#11
Heepeel Chang, Neal C Hadro, Marc A Norris, Marvin E Morris
We present an atypical manifestation of chronic mesenteric ischemia in a patient with progressively worsening exertional abdominal pain. Imaging modalities revealed significant isolated stenosis of superior mesenteric artery. Successful angioplasty and stenting of superior mesenteric artery relieved patient's symptoms, thereby confirming the diagnosis of CMI. Exertional abdominal pain may be a unique manifestation of this disease, but when it presents, clinicians should have acute clinical awareness of this diagnosis...
May 11, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757718/us-of-right-upper-quadrant-pain-in-the-emergency-department-diagnosing-beyond-gallbladder-and-biliary-disease
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Gayatri Joshi, Kevin A Crawford, Tarek N Hanna, Keith D Herr, Nirvikar Dahiya, Christine O Menias
Acute cholecystitis is the most common diagnosable cause for right upper quadrant abdominal (RUQ) pain in patients who present to the emergency department (ED). However, over one-third of patients initially thought to have acute cholecystitis actually have RUQ pain attributable to other causes. Ultrasonography (US) is the primary imaging modality of choice for initial imaging assessment and serves as a fast, cost-effective, and dynamic modality to provide a definitive diagnosis or a considerably narrowed list of differential possibilities...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755909/malrotation-of-the-gut-in-adults-an-often-forgotten-entity
#13
Sushant Bhatia, Sudhir Jain, Chandra B Singh, Lovenish Bains, Rohit Kaushik, Nishant S Gowda
Malrotation of the gut is a common paediatric condition that usually presents in the first month of life. However, presentation in adults is rare, and as a diagnostic dilemma quite often surprises the surgeon intraoperatively. If this condition is not timely recognized, it may result in disastrous consequences, such as gangrene of the small gut. We present the case of a 21-year-old male who presented to the emergency room with recurrent episodes of colicky abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. Contrast-enhanced computerized tomography (CT) revealed malrotation of the gut...
March 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754134/surprising-pathological-and-clinical-manifestations-of-miliary-tuberculosis
#14
Kamonkiat Wirunsawanya, Dennis Thomas Bolger
We report a surprising pathological finding of miliary tuberculosis (TB) in a 49-year-old Chuukese, immunocompetent woman who was initially admitted to the hospital for a 1-month duration of chronic abdominal pain and intermittent fevers. Her clinical symptoms did not improve despite treatment with vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam. Based on the primary abdominal CT findings suggesting advanced ovarian cancer with omental metastatic disease, further workup with omental core biopsy was performed and demonstrated acute neutrophilic necrosis without malignant cells or granulomata...
May 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753277/amyand-s-hernia-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#15
Youssef Shaban, Adel Elkbuli, Mark McKenney, Dessy Boneva
INTRODUCTION: An Amyand hernia is a rare disease where the appendix is found within an inguinal hernia sac. This rare entity is named after the French born English surgeon, Dr. Claudius Amyand. Inguinal hernias are one of the most common surgeries that a general surgeon performs with more than 20 million inguinal hernia repairs performed yearly worldwide. The incidence of finding an appendix within the hernia sac is rare, occurring in less than 1% of inguinal hernia patients and when complications arise such as inflammation, perforation, or abscess formation it becomes exceptionally rare with an incidence of about 0...
May 7, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752730/limy-bile-syndrome-in-a-dog
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V Fabrès, C Layssol-Lamour, P Meynaud-Collard, O Dossin
A 11-year-old spayed female golden retriever was examined because of lethargy, anorexia, vomiting and abdominal pain. Plain abdominal radiography showed a uniform radiopacity of the gallbladder. Ultrasonography demonstrated hyperechoic material in the gallbladder lumen associated with an acoustic shadow and findings consistent with acute pancreatitis. Fine-needle aspiration of the bile revealed bacterial cholecystitis. Following cholecystectomy, it was apparent that the gallbladder was filled with a semi-solid, pasty-like greenish-brown material composed of 80% calcium carbonate, consistent with a diagnosis of 'limy bile'...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751784/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-with-acute-pancreatitis-analysis-of-13-cases
#17
Qin Zhang, Qi Guo, Ming Gui, Zhenhua Ren, Bo Hu, Ling Lu, Fang Deng
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a common small vessel vasculitis in children. Acute pancreatitis rarely presents as a complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura and has not been well characterized. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 13 cases of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with acute pancreatitis among 3212 patients who attended our hospital between January 2003 and June 2016 and analyzed their clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, imaging findings, treatment and overall prognosis...
May 11, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748057/massive-bleeding-from-inferior-mesenteric-vein-with-hypovolemic-shock-a-rare-complication-of-acute-pancreatitis
#18
Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Seokyong Ryu, Seung Woon Choi, Hye Jin Kim, Tae Kyung Kang, Sung Chan Oh, Suk Jin Cho
BACKGROUND: Acute pancreatitis may cause massive intra-abdominal bleeding as vascular complications caused by the erosion of a major pancreatic or peripancreatic vessel. In terms of treatment, the differentiation between arterial bleeding and venous bleeding using abdominal computed tomography (CT) angiography is important. In addition, hypovolemic shock caused by bleeding from the inferior mesenteric vein (IMV) in acute pancreatitis has not been reported. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old man presented to our emergency department with complaints of abdominal pain of 10 hours' duration...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747642/salivary-alpha-amylase-activity-and-cortisol-in-horses-with-acute-abdominal-disease-a-pilot-study
#19
María Dolores Contreras-Aguilar, Damián Escribano, María Martín-Cuervo, Fernando Tecles, Jose Joaquín Cerón
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate salivary alpha-amylase (sAA), considered a non-invasive biomarker for sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, and salivary cortisol as possible pain-induced stress biomarker, in horses with acute abdominal disease. Therefore, a prospective observational study was performed in which both biomarkers were analyzed in a group of horses with acute abdomen syndrome, and compared with a group of healthy control horses by an unpaired Student's t-test...
May 10, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745912/clinical-case-report-on-acute-pancreatitis-with-concomitant-t2dm-and-hypertriglyceridemia
#20
T Magradze, E Shelestova
Authors present a clinical case review of a 46-years-old, otherwise healthy female patient, presented with acute abdominal pain. Examination and full work-up established a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, T2DM and hypertriglyceridemia; based on family history, inherited hypertriglyceridemia was suspected. Elevated TG values associated with diabetes dramatically increase the risk of developing MI. Subsequent to the pancreatitis treatment protocol completion, the patient has fully recovered from acute pancreatitis...
April 2018: Georgian Medical News
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