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Hiroyuki Matsubayashi, Hirotoshi Ishiwatari, Toru Matsui, Kenichiro Imai, Kinichi Hotta, Hiroyuki Ono
In the present case with lower bile duct cancer, an endoscopic ultrasound-guided hepaticogastrostomy (EUS-HGS) was placed because of repeated obstructions of biliary metallic stent. However, when the HGS was occluded, transpapillary duodenoscopic procedure was again required. During this transpapillary procedure, including biliary balloon cleaning and metallic stent deployment, the HGS stent was dislocated into the stomach. Fortunately, due to the complete fistulization, no bile peritonitis was recognized and an HGS stent could be replaced from the gastric wall three days later...
March 2, 2018: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
Shunichi Matsuoka, Yoichiro Yamana, Tomotaka Ishii, Mariko Kumagawa, Taku Mizutani, Shinya Kamimura, Naoki Matsumoto, Hitomi Nakamura, Kazushige Nirei, Kanda Tatsuo, Mitsuhiko Moriyama
A 70-year-old woman with hepatitis C cirrhosis underwent balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for hepatic encephalopathy due to spleno-renal shunt. Because the shunt was thick, long, and winding, we used a coaxial and double interruption system, which enables the effective occlusion of the drainage route, and shape-memory coils, which are more physically stable than conventional metallic coils because they form three-dimensional loops. The patient was successfully treated with the combined usage of these devices, resulting in a normal serum ammonia level...
February 28, 2018: Internal Medicine
Daniel da Costa, Cristián Montenegro, Patricio Palavecino, Germán Lobos, Tomás Cermenati, Jaime Poniachik
Management of gastrointestinal bleeding caused by fundal varices is particularly difficult to manage. The options are: transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), endoscopic injection of cyanoacrylate or balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO). We report a 63 year-old male with a cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C and a 66 year-old female with a cirrhosis caused by a non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. Both patients had a gastrointestinal bleeding caused by fundal varices and were treated with sclerotherapy with cyanoacrylate assisted with BRTO...
October 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
Hirofumi Goto, Tatsuya Tanaka, Natsuki Suetsugi, Yoshihito Kubotsu, Nobuaki Momozaki, Toshihiko Mizuta
A 77-year-old right-handed woman without any liver diseases was admitted to our hospital because of transient right hemiparesis. She developed total aphasia with right hemiplegia on the third hospital day. We suspected that she had a cerebral infarction following a transient ischemic attack. However, brain diffusion-weighted images revealed no abnormal-intensity lesions, and cerebral angiography showed patent arteries. Additionally, her serum ammonia level was elevated. Theta waves without triphasic waves were detected by electroencephalogram...
February 2018: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
David J Kim, Michael D Darcy, Naganathan B Mani, Auh Whan Park, Olaguoke Akinwande, Raja S Ramaswamy, Seung Kwon Kim
Gastric varices in the setting of portal hypertension occur less frequently than esophageal varices but occur at lower portal pressures and are associated with more massive bleeding events and higher mortality rate. Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) of gastric varices has been well documented as an effective therapy for portal hypertensive gastric varices. However, BRTO requires lengthy, higher-level post-procedural monitoring and can have complications related to balloon rupture and adverse effects of sclerosing agents...
February 7, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Matthew L Osher, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
PURPOSE: To describe endolymphatic balloon-occluded retrograde abdominal lymphangiography (BORAL) and embolization (BORALE) for diagnosis and treatment of chylous ascites in patients with previously unidentifiable leakage site or failed lymphatic embolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two (66%) men and one (33%) woman with mean age of 52 years (range: range: 14-79 years) presented with chylous ascites and underwent BORAL or BORALE between March 2016 and February 2017...
December 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Narendra S Choudhary, Sanjay Saran Baijal, Sanjiv Saigal, Amit Agarwal, Neeraj Saraf, Rohit Khandelwal, Vaibhav Jain, Anubhav Harish Khandelwal, Abhay Kapoor, Deepak Jain, Smurti R Misra, Rajesh Puri, Randhir Sud, Arvinder S Soin
Background: Large portosystemic shunts (PSSs) may lead to recurrent encephalopathy in patients with cirrhosis and embolization of these shunts may improve encephalopathy. Material and methods: Five patients underwent balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) or plug-assisted retrograde transvenous obliteration (PARTO) of a large PSS at our center in last 2 years for recurrent hepatic encephalopathy (HE) at a tertiary care center at north India...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
Ravi N Srinivasa, Joseph J Gemmete, Matthew L Osher, Anthony N Hage, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick
BACKGROUND: To describe endolymphatic balloon-occluded retrograde abdominal lymphangiography (BORAL) and embolization (BORALE) for diagnosis and treatment of chylous ascites in patients with previously unidentifiable leakage site or failed lymphatic embolization. METHODS: Two (66%) men and 1 (33%) woman with mean age of 52 years (range: 14-79 years) presented with chylous ascites and underwent BORAL or BORALE between March 2016 and February 2017. Patients presented with chylous ascites (n = 3) and with renal cell carcinoma after left nephrectomy and lymph node dissection (n = 1), metastatic Merkel cell carcinoma after left nephrectomy and adrenalectomy (n = 1), and heart transplantation after failed Fontan procedure (n = 1)...
December 5, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Harufumi Maki, Junichi Kaneko, Junichi Arita, Nobuhisa Akamatsu, Yoshihiro Sakamoto, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Sumihito Tamura, Hidemasa Takao, Eisuke Shibata, Norihiro Kokudo
A Japanese woman with a history of Kasai operation for biliary atresia had living-donor liver transplantation at the age of 22. The first episode of refractory HE and late cellular rejection was treated by a high dose of methylprednisolone. The second episode of refractory HE was treated by balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration for a spleno-renal shunt. However, the third episode of refractory HE occurred 11 years after liver transplantation. The liver cirrhosis and hypersplenism were present with a Child-Pugh score of C-10...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
K D Pham, R F Havre, T Langø, E F Hofstad, G A Tangen, R Mårvik, T Pham, O H Gilja, J G Hatlebakk, A Viste
BACKGROUND: In achalasia, muscle spasm may involve the proximal esophagus. When the muscle spasm is located in the proximal esophagus, conventional per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) may not be sufficient to relieve symptoms. In this paper, we describe retrograde endoscopic myotomy (REM) as a novel approach to perform myotomy of the proximal esophagus, with the application of a navigation tool for anatomical guidance during REM. We aim to evaluate the feasibility and safety of REM and usefulness of the navigation during REM...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Xuefeng Luo, Huaiyuan Ma, Jiaze Yu, Ying Zhao, Xiaoze Wang, Li Yang
PURPOSE: Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) is a widely-accepted treatment for gastric varices (GVs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of BRTO with lauromacrogol foam sclerotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between May 2014 and June 2015, 32 patients were treated with lauromacrogol foam. Lauromacrogol foam was made using a combination of agents, with a 2:1:1 ratio of room air: lauromacrogol: contrast media...
November 6, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
Ravi Nara Srinivasa, Bill S Majdalany, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, J Matthew Meadows, Jordan Bruce Fenlon, Charles Brewerton, Wael E Saad
In the setting of portal hypertension, the body responds by creating portosystemic venous shunts, which may lead to the development of varices. Endoscopic treatment of these varices is often warranted to prevent catastrophic bleeding. During the course of variceal treatment, 1 or more portosystemic shunts may be sacrificed, which may acutely exacerbate portal hypertension and reduce systemic venous return. This report describes percutaneous creation of a mesocaval shunt and balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) in a patient with cavernous transformation of the portal vein...
September 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Shozo Hirota, Kaoru Kobayashi, Yasukazu Kako, Haruyuki Takaki, Koichiro Yamakado
PURPOSE: To evaluate the recent topics of Ballloon-occluded retrograde trasnvenous obliteration(B-RTO). METHOD: We overviewed the recent scientific papers regarding B-RTO. RESULT: B-RTO is a treatment method for occluding varices retrogradely using a sclerosing agent under balloon occlusion of a major draining vein. It has been recognized as an effective treatment method for gastric varices. Hepatic function reserve is improved and liver volume is increased after B-RTO...
September 5, 2017: Hepatology International
Mihai Rimbas, Alberto Larghi, Guido Costamagna
Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is currently becoming the less invasive therapeutic approach for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collections, of acute cholecystitis in patients unfit for surgery and for biliary drainage after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In addition, EUS-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) has recently emerged as a feasible procedure to treat patients with gastric outlet obstruction, as an alternative to surgery or to standard endoscopy when endoscopic stent placement is not possible...
July 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Helena L Frischtak, Jessica P Davis, Neeral L Shah
A 56-year-old male with cirrhosis presented with acute bleeding from cardiofundal gastroesophageal varices (GOV) and was treated with endoscopic cyanoacrylate glue. Glue therapy achieved stabilisation of the patient in the emergent setting. Three months later, the patient suffered rebleeding. At that time, he underwent retreatment with balloon-occluded retrograde obliteration (BRTO), with no recurrence at a follow-up of 14 months.Available treatments for bleeding GOV include methods to (a) directly obstruct the varices (endoscopic variceal ligation , sclerotherapy and cyanoacrylate glue, BRTO) or to (b) decrease portal pressure (surgical portacaval shunts; transportal intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
Amer Rehman Farooqi, Lawrence Sunderraj
Duodenal variceal bleeding is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment strategies are reliant on case reports and case series with new developments in interventional treatment modalities including endoscopic therapy, radiological intervention, and surgery. Endoscopic treatment includes injection sclerotherapy using various agents, banding of varices and clipping of varices. Interventional radiological procedures include Transjugular Intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPSS), and Balloon- Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO)...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Tsuyoshi Ishikawa, Yuki Aibe, Takashi Matsuda, Takuya Iwamoto, Taro Takami, Isao Sakaida
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate predictors of reduction in ammonia levels by occlusion of portosystemic shunts (PSS) in patients with cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients with cirrhosis (21 women, 27 men; mean age, 67.8 years) with PSS underwent balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO) at one institution between February 2008 and June 2014. The causes of cirrhosis were hepatitis B in one case, hepatitis C in 20 cases, alcohol in 15 cases, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in eight cases, and other conditions in four cases...
September 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Fiona Doig, Rishen Naidoo, Vinod Sharma, Peter Tesar
BACKGROUND: We present the case of a 23-year-old male with ventriculo-aortic dehiscence and a retrosternal false aneurysm communicating to the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) and ascending aorta. His history included aortic valve replacement (AVR) and mitral valve (MV) repair remotely, followed by two further operations for endocarditis and aortic root abscess. METHODS: The risk associated with the redo surgery required detailed planning and innovative techniques to allow it to be performed safely...
June 1, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Hirofumi Kawanaka, Tomohiko Akahoshi, Yoshihiro Nagao, Nao Kinjo, Daisuke Yoshida, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Norifumi Harimoto, Shinji Itoh, Tomoharu Yoshizumi, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic gastric devascularization(Lap GDS) and splenectomy (SPL) for gastric varices is technically challenging because of highly developed collateral vessels and bleeding tendency. We investigated the feasibility of customization of Lap GDS and SPL based on CT vascular anatomy. METHODS: We analyzed 61 cirrhotic patients with gastric varices who underwent Lap GDS and SPL between 2006 and 2014. Lap GDS was customized according to the afferent feeding veins (left gastric vein (LGV) and/or posterior gastric vein (PGV)/short gastric vein (SGV)) and efferent drainage veins (gastrorenal shunt and/or gastrophrenic shunt, or numerous retroperitoneal veins) based on CT imaging...
June 21, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Tsuyoshi Isawa, Masahiko Ochiai, Masato Munehisa, Tatsushi Ootomo
Antegrade crossing is the most common approach to chronic total occlusions (CTOs). However, it is sometimes difficult to penetrate the proximal hard cap with guidewires, especially in the case of CTOs of anomalous coronary arteries because of a lack of support. Herein, we describe a novel, modified reverse controlled antegrade and retrograde subintimal tracking (CART) technique in which the dissection reentry was intentionally created in the proximal segment of the vessel, not within the occluded segment, using retrograde guidewire and the aid of an antegrade balloon...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
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