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Alejandro Brañes, Caroll Bustamante, José Valbuena, Fernando Pimentel, Nicolás Quezada
INTRODUCTION: Greater omentum leiomyosarcomas are rare tumors with only a few cases reported in literature. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report the case of a 68-year-old man who consulted complaining of diffuse abdominal pain without a palpable mass at physical examination. Imaging studies revealed a solid-cystic lesion in the right lower quadrant. Surgical resection was performed and the tumor was diagnosed as a leiomyoscarcoma by histological and immunohistochemical examinations...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Marina Pieri, Anna Mara Scandroglio, Marcus Müller, Panagiotis Pergantis, Alexandra Kretzschmar, Friedrich Kaufmann, Volkmar Falk, Thomas Krabatsch, Georg Arlt, Evgenij Potapov, Marian Kukucka
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Driveline infections in patients with implantable left ventricular assist devices (VAD) carry increasing risk for pump infection, thromboembolic events, decreased quality of life, and increased hospitalization. We report our experience with a surgical technique for refractory driveline infections without mediastinitis consisting of translocation and wrapping of the driveline with greater omentum tissue. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data of VAD patients who underwent surgical treatment by translocation and wrapping with omentum for severe chronic driveline infection...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
Hamed Golmohammadzadeh, Ghodratollah Maddah, Yavar Shams Hojjati, Abbas Abdollahi, Hossein Shabahang
BACKGROUND: Splenic cysts are known as rare clinical encounter. Classifying into primary (true) and secondary cysts (pseudocysts), true cysts contain cellular epithelial lining and subdivided into parasitic and non-parasitic cysts. This study aimed to determine the outcome of treatment in patients with splenic cyst. METHODS: All patients with splenic cyst who had been treated in Department of General Surgery of Ghaem and Omid teaching hospitals over a 24-year period were identified...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
Vicky Dhooghe, David Reynders, Peter Cools
BACKGROUND: Omental torsion is a rare and very unusual cause of acute abdominal pain. If often mimics other acute pathologies and it is very difficult to diagnose preoperatively, which can lead to deterioration of the patient. It is seldom reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a well-documented case of a 67-year-old white woman who complained about abdominal pain, which was slowly increasing in severity. She had no previous abdominal interventions...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Metin Ercan, Mehmet Aziret, Kerem Karaman, Birol Bostancı, Musa Akoğlu
INTRODUCTION: Diaphragmatic hernia secondary to traumatic rupture is a rare entity which can occur after stab wound injuries or blunt abdominal traumas. We aimed to report successfully management of dual mesh repair for a large diaphragmatic defect. CASE REPORT: A 66-year-old male was admitted with a right sided diaphragmatic hernia which occurred ten years ago due to a traffic accident. He had abdominal pain with worsened breath. Chest X-ray showed an elevated right diaphragm...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Brooks V Udelsman, Jessica Eaton, Ashok Muniappan, Christopher R Morse, Cameron D Wright, Douglas J Mathisen
OBJECTIVE: Patients with complicated airway defects that exceed the limits of primary repair represent a challenging clinical problem and require alternative techniques for repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate bioprosthetic reconstruction of large tracheal and bronchial defects. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of patients treated at a single tertiary center from 2008 to 2015 who underwent repair of tracheal or bronchial defects with a bioprosthetic device, namely aortic homograft or acellular dermal matrix...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Youn Jin Choi, Je-Keun Rhee, Soo Young Hur, Min Sung Kim, Sung Hak Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung, Tae-Min Kim, Sug Hyung Lee
Intra-individual tumoural heterogeneity (ITH) is a hallmark of solid tumours and impedes accurate genomic diagnosis and selection of proper therapy. The purpose of this study was to identify ITH of ovarian high-grade serous carcinomas (OSCs) and to determine the utility of ascitic cancer cells as a resource for mutation profiling in spite of ITH. We performed whole-exome sequencing, copy number profiling, and DNA methylation profiling of four OSC genomes using multiregional biopsy from 13 intra-ovarian lesions, 12 extra-ovarian tumour lesions (omentum/peritoneum), and ascitic cells...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pathology
John Patrick McQuilling, Sivanandane Sittadjody, Rajesh Pareta, Samuel Pendergraft, Clancy J Clark, Alan C Farney, Emmanuel C Opara
Microencapsulation of islets is a procedure used to immunoisolate islets in order to obviate the need for immunosuppression of islet transplant recipients. Although microencapsulated islets have routinely been transplanted in the peritoneal cavity, the ideal site for their engraftment remains to be determined. The omentum, a highly vascularized tissue, has been proposed as an alternative site for microencapsulated islet transplantation. An added benefit to the omentum is that implanted microcapsules can be easily retrieved for post-transplant evaluation...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
Mircea Beuran, Ionut Negoi, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Sorin Hostiuc, Sorin Paun
A 59 year-old patient was admitted with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. The clinical exam showed mild hypotension and blood samples revealed acute anemia (hemoglobin = 7.5 g/dl). Emergency computed tomography showed an infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and extravasation of the arterial contrast material toward the digestive tract. The patient was transported to the operating room for emergency laparotomy, which showed an aortoduodenal fistula. After proximal and distal aortic vascular control, the two anatomical structures were dissected with duodenorrhaphy, patch repair of the aortic tear and omentum interposition...
May 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Zhankui Zhao, Honglian Yu, Chengjuan Fan, Qingsheng Kong, Deqian Liu, Lin Meng
Ureter reconstruction is still a tough task for urologist. Cell-based tissue engineering serves a better technique for patients with long segments of ureter defect who need ureter reconstruction. In this study, we sought to evaluate the differentiation potential of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) into urothelial lineage and smooth muscle lineage and to assess the possibility of ureter reconstruction using differentiated cells seeded vessel extracellular matrix (VECM) in a rabbit model. ADSCs were isolated from adipose tissue and identified in vitro...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
Rosa Mistica C Ignacio, Syeda M Kabir, Eun-Sook Lee, Samuel E Adunyah, Deok-Soo Son
Ovarian cancer is an inflammation-associated malignancy with a high mortality rate. CXCR2 expressing ovarian cancers are aggressive with poorer outcomes. We previously demonstrated that CXCR2-driven ovarian cancer progression potentiated NF-κB activation through EGFR-transactivated Akt. Here, we identified the chemokine signature involved in CXCR2-driven ovarian cancer progression using a mouse peritoneal xenograft model for ovarian cancer spreading with CXCR2-negative (SKA) and positive (SKCXCR2) cells generated previously from parental SKOV-3 cells...
2016: PloS One
Yoshiaki Maeda, Toshiki Shinohara, Tomonari Katayama, Akihisa Nagatsu, Noriaki Futakawa, Tomonori Hamada
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the stomach presenting as an intra-abdominal abscess are extremely rare. We herein report a case that underwent successful laparoscopic resection of gastric GIST presenting with an intra-abdominal abscess. A 70-year-old man presented with a 3-day history of acute upper abdominal pain with a fever. Laboratory data showed an elevated white blood cell count and C-reactive protein level. A CT scan revealed a mass of mixed solid and fluid components, measuring 5.5 cm, in the adjacent lesser curvature of the stomach...
May 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Jiro Kimura, Kenji Okumura, Hideki Katagiri, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Ken Mizokami, Tadao Kubota
INTRODUCTION: Omental hemorrhage results from rupture of the omental vessels. There are many causes of omental hemorrhage including trauma, aneurysm, and vasculitis. Idiopathic omental hemorrhage is a rare cause of an acute abdomen, which is potentially life-threatening. We report a patient with idiopathic omental hemorrhage, which may have been caused by overeating. CASE PRESENTATION: A 29-year-old man without a history of trauma, bleeding disorders, or other significant medical history, presented with left upper quadrant pain, which began after overeating the previous evening...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Kadir Buyukdogan, Mahmut Nedim Doral, Onur Bilge, Egemen Turhan, Gazi Huri, Mustafa Fevzi Sargon
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the omentum, peritoneum, paratenon and skeletal muscle on the proliferation of the cartilage tissue using rabbit model as an in vivo culture medium. METHODS: 6 months old forty-five New Zealand rabbits were randomized into omentum, peritoneum, muscle, and Achilles paratenon groups. Standard sized osteochondral grafts were harvested from right knees and immediately placed into the specified tissues...
October 4, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
Xiaobin Cheng, Dong Chen, Wenbin Chen, Qinsong Sheng
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are the most common mesenchymal tumors located in the alimentary tract. A small portion of GISTs are observed in extra-gastrointestinal regions, primarily in the omentum, mesentery and retroperioneum, and these types of GISTs are referred to as extra-gastrointestinal stromal tumors. The present study reports of a patient with unique primary liver GIST. The patient underwent en bloc resection and post-operative administration of imatinib, and subsequently experienced a good prognosis...
October 2016: Oncology Letters
Tomoyoshi Takayama, Sayaka Yamamura, Takashi Obana, Shuuji Yamasaki, Kazushi Nishio
INTRODUCTION: Kyphoscoliosis, which is a deformity of the spine caused by aging and osteoporosis, results in various surgical difficulties for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) due to low-lying costal arches, such as a small abdominal working space, disturbance of the surgical view and decreased controllability of the surgical instrument. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We herein report the case of a 92-year old woman with severe kyphoscoliosis who was diagnosed with Grade II acute cholecystitis...
September 22, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Lin Zhou, Peng Ge, Jiakuan Chen, Jian Wang, Ming Wang, Xiaofei Li, Tao Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical efficacy and safety of gastroepiploic tunnel esophagogastrostomy applied in minimally invasive esophagectomy and gastroesophageal cervical anastomosis. METHODS: Clinical data of 137 esophageal cancer patients who received minimally invasive esophagectomy from December 2013 to June 2015 in Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University were analyzed retrospectively, including 84 patients receiving anastomosis with tubular anastomat (circular staple group), and 53 patients receiving gastroepiploic tunnel anastomosis(tunnel group, position of tunnel anastomosis located in the side of gastrocolic omentum, about 2-3 cm apart from fundus)...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Brianne Plante, Sara Sukalich, John O Elliott
OBJECTIVE: To determine if placing a carboxymethylcellulose adhesion barrier material at the time of primary Caesarean section (CS) leads to a reduction in adhesive disease, clinical outcomes, and hospital costs encountered at the time of a first repeat CS. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of women at a large community hospital undergoing a first repeat CS with available prior operative records. A rating scale assessing the location and severity of adhesions (range 0 = no adhesions to 3 = dense and/or vascular adhesions requiring electrocautery) at the time of repeat CS was utilized by obstetric residents blinded to previous adhesion barrier use...
September 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Lanfang Li, Qingya Luo, Zhe Xie, Guiqin Li, Chengyi Mao, Yi Liu, Xin Wen, Na Yin, Jianzhong Cao, Jing Wang, Li Li, Jianhua Yu, Fang Wang, Ping Yi
BACKGROUND: Ovarian cancer is the most lethal type of malignant tumor in gynecological cancers and is associated with a high percentage of late diagnosis and chemotherapy resistance. Thus, it is urgent to identify a tumor marker or a molecular target that allows early detection and effective treatment. RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are crucial in various cellular processes at the post-transcriptional level. The eukaryotic translation initiation factor 4 gamma, 1(eIF4G1), an RNA-binding protein, facilitates the recruitment of mRNA to the ribosome, which is a rate-limiting step during the initiation phase of protein synthesis...
2016: PloS One
Gokhan Boyraz, Mehmet Coskun Salman, Derman Basaran, Nejat Ozgul, Taner Turan, Osman Turkmen, Gunsu Comert Kimyon, Nazli Topfedaisi Ozkan, Murat Cagan, Tayfun Gungor, Mehmet Mutlu Meydanli, Kemal Gungorduk, Varol Gulseven, Muzaffer Sanci, Kunter Yuce
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this retrospective multicenter study was to investigate the frequency of extrauterine metastasis and to evaluate the importance of surgical staging and adjuvant treatment among patients with noninvasive uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) of the endometrium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective department database review was performed to identify patients with UPSC of the endometrium who underwent surgical staging between 2000 and 2015 at 4 Gynecologic Oncology Centers in Turkey...
September 23, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
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