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Surgical jaundice

Mišo Gostimir, Sean Bennett, Terence Moyana, Harman Sekhon, Guillaume Martel
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is among the top 5 most common cancers worldwide, but is particularly devastating due to its insidious nature. Complete surgical resection remains the only potential curative treatment, although only 20 % of patients present with a resectable tumor. Patients may alternatively present with borderline resectable pancreatic cancer or locally advanced pancreatic cancer and can be offered treatment with neoadjuvant intent. The effectiveness of these treatments is unclear and there is a paucity of data to suggest one optimal treatment approach...
October 10, 2016: BMC Cancer
O O Ayandipo, O O Afuwape, D O Irabor, A I Abdurrazzaaq, N A Nwafulume
BACKGROUND: Peritonitis is a life-threatening condition and requires urgent surgical management. Despite improvements in the care of patients with peritonitis, its management is still challenging and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine factors influencing the outcome in patients managed for peritonitis in a tertiary health institution in Nigeria. METHOD: A retrospective study involving 302 patients managed for peritonitis over a 3- year period...
June 2016: Annals of Ibadan Postgraduate Medicine
E Ray-Offor, S N Elenwo, P O Igwe, C Ngeribara
BACKGROUND: The cystic dilatation of the biliary tract is an uncommon anomaly. Choledochocele, a cystic dilatation of the distal common bile duct, rarely presents clinically as massive gastrointestinal bleeding. AIM: This is to report a very rare disease condition and highlight minimal access options in surgical care. CASE SUMMARY: A 13 year-old boy was referred with a day history of sudden onset of passage of bright red blood per rectum with a fainting episode...
September 13, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Chih-Yang Hsiao, Ching-Yao Yang, Jin-Ming Wu, Ting-Chun Kuo, Yu-Wen Tien
This study aimed to evaluate the utility of the 2006 Sendai and 2012 Fukuoka guidelines for differentiating malignant intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas from benign IPMN.Between January 2000 and March 2015, a total of 138 patients underwent surgery and had a pathologically confirmed pancreatic IPMN. Clinicopathological parameters were reviewed, and all patients were classified according to both the 2006 Sendai and 2012 Fukuoka guidelines. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used for identifying significant factors associated with malignancy in IPMN...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Georgios Gemenetzis, Fabio Bagante, James F Griffin, Neda Rezaee, Ammar A Javed, Lindsey L Manos, Anne M Lennon, Laura D Wood, Ralph H Hruban, Lei Zheng, Atif Zaheer, Elliot K Fishman, Nita Ahuja, John L Cameron, Matthew J Weiss, Jin He, Christopher L Wolfgang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the correlation between neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) values, and the presence of invasive carcinoma in patients with intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN). BACKGROUND: NLR and (PLR) are inflammatory markers that have been associated with overall survival in patients with invasive malignancies, including pancreatic cancer. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 272 patients who underwent surgical resection for histologically confirmed IPMN from January 1997 to July 2015...
September 14, 2016: Annals of Surgery
Namsrai Baterdene, Shin Hwang, Jong-Wook Lee, Min-Jae Jung, Heeji Shin, Hye Kyoung Seo, Myeong-Hwan Kim, Sung-Koo Lee
Intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct (IPNB) leads to malignant transformation and mucin production. Herein, we presented two cases of mucin-producing IPNB with obstructive jaundice who underwent resection of the intrahepatic lesions and bypass hepaticojejunostomy. The first case was a 69 year-old male patient with 5-year follow up for gallstone disease. Imaging studies showed mucin-secreting IPNB mainly in the hepatic segment III bile duct (B3) and multiple intrahepatic duct stones for which, segment III resection, intrahepatic stone removal, end-to-side choledochojejunostomy and B3 hepaticojejunostomy were conducted...
August 2016: Korean Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery
Mirella Fraquelli, Giovanni Casazza, Dario Conte, Agostino Colli
BACKGROUND: Cholelithiasis refers to the presence of gallstones, which are concretions that form in the biliary tract, usually in the gallbladder. Cholelithiasis is one of the most common surgical problems worldwide and is particularly prevalent in most Western countries.Biliary colic is the term used for gallbladder pain experienced by a person with gallstones and without overt infection around the gallbladder. It is the most common manifestation of cholelithiasis, observed in over one-third of people with gallstones over the course of 10 or more years...
September 9, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jian-Shan Cai, Sun Qiang, Yin Bao-Bing
Gallstone disease is a common and frequently occurring disease in human, and it is the main disease among the digestive system diseases. The incidence of gallstone disease in western countries is about 5%-22%, and common bile duct stones (CBDS) accounts for 8%-20%. CBDS easily lead to biliary obstruction, secondary cholangitis, pancreatitis, and obstructive jaundice, even endanger life. Therefore, it needs timely treatment once diagnosed. The recurrence of choledocholithiasis after bile duct stones clearance involves complicated factors and cannot be completely elaborated by a single factor...
September 9, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Sujit S Kulkarni, Mayo Hotta, Linda Sher, Robert R Selby, Dilipkumar Parekh, James Buxbaum, Maria Stapfer
BACKGROUND: Mirizzi syndrome (MS) is characterized by an obstruction of the proximal bile duct due to extrinsic compression by either an impacted stone in the gallbladder neck or local inflammatory changes. Although this is a rare syndrome in developed countries (0.7-1.4 %), preoperative diagnosis and careful surgical management are essential to avoid bilio-vascular injuries and misdiagnosed malignancy. METHODS: The purpose of this study was to review our experience in the diagnosis and management of MS, assess the role of laparoscopy and the risk of concomitant gallbladder carcinoma...
September 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Ning Shi, Cheng Xing, Xiaoyan Chang, Menghua Dai, Yupei Zhao
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic carcinoma is a highly lethal malignancy. Common presenting features of pancreatic cancer include anorexia, asthenia, weight loss, pain, and obstructive jaundice. Nevertheless, fever as a symptom, or even primary manifestation of pancreatic cancer is rather rare. METHODS: Here, we report a 63-year-old male patient presenting with daily fevers, night sweats, and fatigue of 2-month duration. Laboratory findings showed elevated white blood cell count (WBC), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and serum C-reactive protein (CRP)...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Seungha Hwang, Tae Jun Song, Seol So, Min Kyung Jeon, Eun Hye Oh, Byoung Soo Kwon, Sujong An, Myung Hwan Kim
Primary biliary mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma is extremely rare. We report a case of primary biliary MALT lymphoma with obstructive jaundice diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy, without surgical intervention. Obstructive jaundice was relieved by endoscopic drainage and endoscopic biopsy was done simultaneously during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Unnecessary surgical intervention can be avoided after pathological confirmation of lymphoma. The patient received radiotherapy, and is alive without any evidence of recurrence or biliary obstruction...
August 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
Zeeshan Ahmed, Sanjeev Chhabra, Ashish Massey, Vikesh Vij, Rahul Yadav, Rajendra Bugalia, Jeevan Kankaria, Raj K Jenaw
INTRODUCTION: Hydatid disease is caused by the larval stage of Echinococcus granulosus. It most commonly affects the liver and lung. Pancreatic hydatid cyst (PHC) is very rare with incidence of 0.14%-2%. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 40year old lady presented with epigastric pain for last 3 months. A 5×5cm abdominal lump occupying the epigastric and left hypochondrial region was noted on physical examination. Ultrasonography (USG) and Contrast enhanced Computed Tomogrpahy (CT) revealed a 55×57mm cystic structure in the pancreatic body...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Tomohide Hori, Yasuharu Onishi, Hideya Kamei, Nobuhiko Kurata, Masatoshi Ishigami, Yoji Ishizu, Yasuhiro Ogura
BACKGROUND Hepatitis C recurrence is a serious matter after liver transplantation (LT). Approximately 10% of hepatitis C virus (HCV) positive recipients develop fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis (FCH). FCH rapidly results in graft loss. Currently, direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) are effective and safe for hepatitis C, even after LT. However, only a few cases of successfully treated FCH after LT have been reported. We present FCH in a complicated case with sepsis and portal flow obstruction after LT. CASE REPORT A 66-year-old man underwent cadaveric LT...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Frederico Teixeira, Carlos Augusto Metidieri Menegozzo, Sérgio Dias do Couto Netto, Gustavo Scapini, Eduardo Hiroshi Akaishi, Marcela Pereira Silva Vasconcelos, Edivaldo Massazo Utiyama
INTRODUCTION: Type 1 Neurofibromatosis (NF1) is one of the most common autosomal dominantly inherited multisystem disorders. It is associated with an increased risk of developing neurologic and gastrointestinal (GI) malignant neoplasms. The incidence of GI involvement is reported in 10-25% of patients. Less than 5% of NF1 patients with GI neoplasms manifest symptoms. The presence of synchronic gastrointestinal stromal and neuroendocrine tumors is rare in these patients. PRESENTATION OF CASES: The first case is a 37 year-old male patient with a history of abdominal pain for a few months...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Aikaterini Mastoraki, Christina Benetou, Sotiria Mastoraki, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Nikolaos Danias, Vassilios Smyrniotis, Nikolaos Arkadopoulos
Gastric cancer (GC) currently prevails as the second cause of death by malignancy worldwide. Estimations suggest that 35 % of affected patients appear with synchronous distant metastases. The vast majority of patients present with hepatic metastatic disease, sometimes accompanied by synchronous peritoneal and lung dissemination. The disease mostly remains asymptomatic at an early stage, with few reported cases of incidental abdominal discomfort. As the cancer advances, symptoms such as nausea or vomiting arise, along with indigestion and dysphagia, blood loss in the form of melena or hematemesis, as well as anorexia and weight loss...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
Salvatore Gruttadauria, Duilio Pagano, Alessandro Tropea, Davide Cintorino, Luisa Castellana, Pasquale Bonsignore, Calogero Ricotta, Gaetano Piccolo, Giovanni Vizzini, Angelo Luca
BACKGROUND: The surgical therapy of choice for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is liver transplantation (LT) or hepatic resection, although only a small percentage of patients can undergo these procedures. Microwave thermal ablation (MWTA) can be an effective alternative treatment for HCC that complicates a cirrhotic liver disease, either as a final procedure or for downstaging patients on the waiting list for LT, or in combination with resective surgery to achieve oncological radicality...
October 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Shenbagam Jeevakarunyam Muthukanagarajan, Indumathi Karnan, Padmanaban Srinivasan, Pappathi Sadagopan, Saraswathy Manickam
INTRODUCTION: Extrahepatic biliary atresia is a progressive disorder characterised by fibroinflammatory obliteration or stenosis of the extrahepatic biliary tree leading to obstruction of bile flow and cholestatic jaundice. It is the most common cause for cholestasis in newborn. Histopathological criteria for diagnosing biliary atresia from liver biopsy have not been clearly defined. AIM: This study was undertaken to analyse the significance of the various histopathological features in diagnosis and prognosis of extrahepatic biliary atresia from liver biopsy specimens...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Stefano Crippa, Alessandra Piccioli, Maria Chiara Salandini, Chiara Cova, Francesca Aleotti, Massimo Falconi
The diagnosis of branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (BD-IPMNs) has been dramatically increased. BD-IPMNs are frequently discovered as incidental findings in asymptomatic individuals, mainly in elderly patients. An accurate evaluation of BD-IPMNs with high-resolution imaging techniques and endoscopic ultrasound is necessary. Patients with high-risk stigmata (HRS, obstructive jaundice, enhanced solid component) should undergo resection. Patients with worrisome features (WF, cyst size ≥3 cm, thickened enhanced cyst walls, non-enhanced mural nodules, and clinical acute pancreatitis) may undergo either a strict surveillance based on patients' characteristics (age, comorbidities) or surgical resection...
August 8, 2016: Updates in Surgery
Rishi Philip Mathew, Abdunnisar Moorkath, Ram Shenoy Basti, Hadihally B Suresh
BACKGROUND: Objective; To find out the role of MDCT in the evaluation of obstructive jaundice with respect to the cause and level of the obstruction, and its accuracy. To identify the advantages of MDCT with respect to other imaging modalities. To correlate MDCT findings with histopathology/surgical findings/Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography (ERCP) findings as applicable. MATERIAL/METHODS: This was a prospective study conducted over a period of one year from August 2014 to August 2015...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
Brian K P Goh, Jin-Yao Teo, John C Allen, Damien M Y Tan, Chung-Yip Chan, Ser-Yee Lee, David W M Tai, Choon-Hua Thng, Peng-Chung Cheow, Pierce K H Chow, London L P J Ooi, Alexander Y F Chung
INTRODUCTION: To determine if neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) were predictive of malignancy in pancreatic cystic neoplasms (PCN) and if these improved the performance of the international consensus guidelines (ICG) in the initial triage of these patients. METHODS: 318 patients with surgically-treated suspected PCN were retrospectively reviewed. Malignant neoplasms were defined as neoplasms harbouring invasive carcinoma...
September 2016: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
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