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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645923/the-connection-between-acute-otitis-media-and-the-acute-abdomen
#1
Imran Masood, Tami Hendriksz
A female aged 9 years with a recent episode of acute otitis media (AOM) presented to her primary care physician with complaints of severe abdominal pain with right lower quadrant rebound tenderness, suggestive of an acute surgical abdomen. Neurological examination was normal on presentation. She was transferred to the local children's hospital for workup of appendicitis, during which she began exhibiting ataxia and slurred speech. Further evaluation revealed mastoiditis, venous sinus thrombosis and subdural empyema...
June 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645120/acute-abdomen-secondary-to-ruptured-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-during-pregnancy-the-relevance-of-teamwork
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Carlos Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza, Sandra Adriana Vera-Vázquez, Manuel Gómez-Rodríguez, José Luis López-Gómez, Leticia Bornstein-Quevedo
Acute abdomen secondary to epithelial ovarian cancer rupture during pregnancy is a rare event. Our aim is to present how the work of a coordinated multidisciplinary team in a case of ruptured epithelial ovarian cancer during pregnancy is feasible to obtain the best results possible. A 34-year-old woman during the 37th week of her first gestation presented with an acute abdomen. During laparotomy, a ruptured 16.5-cm left ovarian tumor was detected; the tumor was extirpated and sent to pathologic evaluation. In the meantime, a Kerr cesarean section was performed, and a healthy female neonate was born...
June 23, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644260/intravenous-alteplase-for-acute-stroke-and-pulmonary-embolism-in-a-patient-with-recent-abdominoplasty
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Michael E Christiansen, Gyanendra Kumar, Raman C Mahabir, Richard A Helmers, Bernard R Bendok, Cumara B O'Carroll
INTRODUCTION: Major surgery in the past 14 days is a relative contraindication to treatment of acute stroke with intravenous (IV) alteplase. The 2016 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement discussing inclusion and exclusion criteria for alteplase in acute stroke allows for provider judgment citing a lack of evidence to support surgery as an absolute contraindication. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old woman presented with acute left hemiparesis, dysarthria, and acute respiratory failure...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643816/-budd-chiari-syndrome-and-ulcerative-colitis-in-an-adolescent
#4
Federico Marchetti, Martina Mainetti, Michela Giovannini, Cristina Morelli
In patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) there is an increased incidence of thromboembolic events. We report a case of a female, age 14, with a 6 months history of diarrhea with occasional presence of red blood and with a very distended abdomen with evident ascites. The diagnosis was Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) in ulcerative colitis (UC). Therapy with subcutaneous low molecular weight heparin, methylprednisolone, mesalazine was started. Clinical and radiological features quickly improved. No thrombophilia abnormality nor other risk factor for thrombosis were detected...
May 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643532/dermatomyositis-with-renal-infarction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ti Zhang, Xin Liu, Huji Xu
Renal infarction is a rare clinical entity that is not easily detected by low-sensitivity ultrasound. We herein report a case of dermatomyositis with renal infarction detected during corticosteroid therapy. The patient was followed up for 18 months. A woman who was clinically diagnosed with dermatomyositis complained of severe pain in the right flank of the low back and abdomen, accompanied by nausea and vomiting during corticosteroid therapy. Based on the findings of routine blood tests, abdominal X-ray radiography, and abdominal ultrasound, the patient was diagnosed with acute gastroenteritis and treated with levofloxacin...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642818/nivolumab-as-salvage-treatment-in-a-patient-with-hiv-related-relapsed-refractory-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-liver-failure-with-encephalopathy
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Jose D Sandoval-Sus, Francis Mogollon-Duffo, Ankita Patel, Nathan Visweshwar, Damian A Laber, Richard Kim, Michael V Jagal
BACKGROUND: We report the first case to our knowledge of a patient with relapsed/refractory classical hodgkin lymphoma and liver failure with encephalopathy along with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome infection, successfully treated with nivolumab without major side effects and encouraging prolonged disease control. CASE PRESENTATION: In December 2015, at the time of the patient's progression from his Hodgkin lymphoma after fourth line treatment, he developed persistent fevers, abdominal distension, jaundice and worsening of his liver function tests...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638315/acute-abdomen-a-rare-case-of-ruptured-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Severin Gloor, Kai Oliver Jensen, Stefan Breitenstein, Christoph A Binkert, Eliane Angst, Franc Heinrich Hetzer
Spontaneous ruptures of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are rare. Nevertheless they may lead to difficult decisions in the emergency situation. The acute therapies include conservative treatment, transarterial embolization and surgery. Curative treatment of HCC can be achieved by liver resection solely. The decision-making depends on prognostic patient's factors, such as hepatic viral infection status, Child-Pugh grade, liver cirrhosis and number of tumors. In this case transarterial embolization was preferable as a bridging therapy prior to further diagnostics and therapy, to lower the perioperative morbidity and mortality...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626382/a-symptomatic-coffee-bean-acute-sigmoid-volvulus
#8
Michael Scharl, Luc Biedermann
An acute sigmoid volvulus is due to the torsion of the sigmoid colon around its mesenteric axis. It mainly occurs in elderly patients and represents an abdominal emergency requiring urgent treatment. A 53-year-old male patient with severe craniocerebral injury and traumatic subarachnoidal bleeding 3 weeks prior presented on the ward with distended abdomen without abdominal pain, muscular defense, or resistances. He featured large volume diarrhea within the last few hours without signs of bleeding. A plain abdominal X-ray demonstrated a coffee bean sign indicating a sigmoid volvulus...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621185/-acute-abdominal-syndrome-caused-by-benign-ovarian-tumors
#9
Ali Alzubi, István Zöllei, Katalin Intzédy
The acute abdomen is a life threatening condition, its proper diagnosis and treatment is a great challenge until today in surgery. The authors aim to present the diagnostic difficulties in four cases of acute abdomen caused by large benign ovarian tumors. Vast majority of benign ovarian tumors are recognized accidentally through physical examination, X-ray and ultrasonography of the pelvis, abdominal operation is carried out for other reasons or investigations for acute abdominal pain. The case history, physical examination and radiological procedures do not always lead to the correct diagnosis...
June 2017: Magyar Sebészet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620570/perforated-bladder-as-a-cause-of-abdominal-ascites-in-a-patient-presenting-with-acute-onset-abdominal-pain
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Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Beenish Ahmed, Khalil Abuamr, Osama Yousef
Bladder perforation, especially when atraumatic, is a rare cause of ascites and is often difficult to differentiate from other causes of abdominal pain and ascites in the acute setting.  A 43-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of multiple sclerosis presented with acute abdominal pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis without contrast revealed ascites, acute kidney injury (AKI) was noted on laboratory workup, and very little urine was drained by Foley catheter. Over the next several days, the patient's clinical condition deteriorated with no definitive diagnosis...
May 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620310/abdominal-binding-improves-neuromuscular-efficiency-of-the-human-diaphragm-during-exercise
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Sara J Abdallah, David S Chan, Robin Glicksman, Cassandra T Mendonca, Yuanming Luo, Jean Bourbeau, Benjamin M Smith, Dennis Jensen
We tested the hypothesis that elastic binding of the abdomen (AB) would enhance neuromuscular efficiency of the human diaphragm during exercise. Twelve healthy non-obese men aged 24.8 ± 1.7 years (mean ± SE) completed a symptom-limited constant-load cycle endurance exercise test at 85% of their peak incremental power output with diaphragmatic electromyography (EMGdi) and respiratory pressure measurements under two randomly assigned conditions: unbound control (CTRL) and AB sufficient to increase end-expiratory gastric pressure (Pga,ee) by 5-8 cmH2O at rest...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616621/a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdominal-pain-in-children-isolated-tubal-torsion-a-case-series
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Yasemin Dere Gunal, Gokhan Berktug Bahadir, Ozlem Boybeyı, Aylin Pelin Cıl, Mustafa Kemal Aslan
Isolated tubal torsion -a rare cause of acute abdomen in children-is usually difficult to diagnose because of non-specific findings. Surgical salphingectomy is required in delayed diagnosis in most cases. Three sexual inactive adolescents diagnosed in isolated tubal torsion (ITT) were discussed for its diagnostic features and surgical management. Laboratory tests and radiological studies including ultrasonography (US), color doppler ultrasound were performed in all patients after evaluation for acute lower abdominal pain in emergency department and they underwent surgical intervention with laparotomy (n:2) and laparoscopy (n:1)...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607794/a-rare-case-of-vasculitis-patched-necrosis-of-cecum-due-to-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Ehsan Shahverdi, Mehdi Morshedi, Faraneh Oraei-Abbasian, Maryam Allahverdi Khani, Roya Khodayarnejad
Isolated cecal necrosis is a rare form of acute ischemic colitis and a rare cause of surgical abdomen. Behçet's disease is a multisystemic autoimmune condition which can induce vasculitis. This can result in cecal necrosis while disease involves colon vessels. We describe a patient with complicated Behçet's disease and ischemic colitis admitted to our hospital. Patient was a 62-year-old female with more accompanying diseases. Histopathologic findings confirmed the diagnosis of ischemic colitis and regarding patient's vision problem and skin lesions, rheumatologic tests were performed which were positive for HLAB5 and HLAB51 suggestive of Behçet's disease; the patient was improved with surgery...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606297/-spontaneous-renal-rupture-of-fornix-due-to-obstructing-urethral-stone
#14
Michael Asger Andersen, Rikke Tandrup Nielsen
A 53-year-old man was hospitalized due to acute right-sided flank pain. The pain went from right flank to right fossa. A non-contrast computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed pronounced stranding, hydronephrosis and proximal hydroureter. A CT urography showed oedema proximally around the right kidney and pyelogram. Due to lack of contrast excretion in the right kidney, initially "white kidney", there was need of an acute JJ-stent placement. No cause of obstruction was found during operation, however, after the stent placement, the patient was completely relieved of pain...
June 12, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599581/changing-management-of-gallstone-related-disease-in-pregnancy-a-retrospective-cohort-analysis
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Jonas Hedström, Johan Nilsson, Roland Andersson, Bodil Andersson
OBJECTIVES: Gallstone-related disease is the second most common non-obstetric cause, following appendicitis, for acute abdomen in pregnancy. This study aimed to investigate treatment strategies, changes over time and outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients with symptomatic gallstone-related disease during pregnancy admitted to Skane University hospital in Lund and Malmö 2001-2015 were analysed retrospectively. Information regarding the patient, pregnancy and fetus/child was recorded...
June 9, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598452/risk-factors-for-complications-in-acute-appendicitis-among-paediatric-population
#16
R Poudel, T R Bhandari
INTRODUCTION: Appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdomen in children. Patients who are diagnosed early and undergo an appendectomy before perforation have a good outcome. However, it is difficult to diagnose in young children because its clinical manifestations may be atypical. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors for complications in acute appendicitis in paediatric population. METHODS: We performed a cross sectional study on children (age ≤18 years) who underwent appendectomy for suspected appendicitis from January 2014 to December 2015...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588861/a-rare-cause-of-mechanical-bowel-obstruction-ingested-vinyl-glove-unexpected-diagnosis-at-laparoscopy
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Nazareno Smerieri, Italo Barbieri, Matteo Fumagalli, Davide Luppi, Andrea Lanaia, Stefano Bonilauri
The report suggests that, when the patient's history, clinical examination, and findings do not lead to a clear diagnosis in case of an acute abdomen, a laparoscopic approach, that has both, diagnostic and therapeutic value, is advised.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588185/mucinous-adenocarcinoma-of-the-appendix-a-case-report
#18
M K Khan, R H Talukder, M J Uddin
Primary tumors of the appendix are unusual and most of them are carcinoids. Their main presentation is that of an acute appendicitis or as a palpable mass, mainly in the right lower quadrant. A 40 years old male patient presented in Dhaka Community Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh on 31st October 2013 with mucous adenocarcinoma of the appendix, which primarily presented as heaviness in right lower abdomen and atypical abdominal pain. Diagnosis of the disease was made after right hemicolectomy and histopathological analysis of the specimen...
April 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584517/a-rare-case-of-mesenteric-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-presenting-as-acute-abdomen
#19
Anant Sadanand Ramani, Guruprasad Huske, Francisco P Noronha
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) are rare tumours arising from mesenchyme of gastrointestinal tract and overexpress C-kit protein. Mainly seen in stomach and small bowel. Mesenteric GIST are rarely reported as they constitute less than 1% of total GIST. We here report such a rare case of GIST arising from mesentery of small bowel and presenting as acute abdomen. Good surgical clearance ensures good survival whereas incomplete resection results in a high incidence of recurrences with distant metastasis...
January 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579295/spontaneous-rupture-of-inferior-vena-cava
#20
Hyoung In Choi, Yeo Koon Kim, Sang Il Choi, Kyuseok Kim
Spontaneous ruptures of the inferior vena cava (IVC) are rare. The mortality rate is high associated with all IVC injuries despite prompt resuscitation or operation. We present a case of 68-year-old women with spontaneous IVC dissection, presented as acute chest pain. Chest CT demonstrated a large amount of hemopericardium, and dilated inferior vena cava (IVC), suggesting cardiac tampon. Subsequently, hypovolemic shock and cardiac arrest occurred. After resuscitation, abdomen CT angiography was taken to find bleeding focus...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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