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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107859/dengue-fever-may-mislead-the-surgeons-when-it-presents-as-an-acute-abdomen
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Bingumal Jayasundara, Lalith Perera, Ajith de Silva
OBJECTIVE: To review the management experience of a consecutive series of patients presenting as acute surgical abdomen whom were ultimately diagnosed to have DF (Dengue fever)/DHF (Dengue hemorrhagic fever). METHODS: Clinical data of all cases of apparent acute abdomen (AA) which were later confirmed as having DF/DHF reviewed by two surgical units from December 2012 to December 2013 were analyzed. Initially confirmed patients with DF/DHF who developed abdominal symptoms were not considered...
January 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105159/small-bowel-metastasis-from-pancreatic-cancer-in-a-long-term-survival-patient-with-synchronous-advanced-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Morena Fasano, Carminia Maria Della Corte, Giovanni Vicidomini, Valerio Scotti, Pier Francesco Rambaldi, Alfonso Fiorelli, Marina Accardo, Ferdinando De Vita, Mario Santini, Fortunato Ciardiello, Floriana Morgillo
Diffuse malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive tumor that originates from the surface of the pleura. Approximately 70% of cases are associated with chronic asbestos exposure. MPM is regarded as an incurable disease, with a median survival of ~2 years following intensive multimodality treatment. Pancreatic cancer is a malignancy also associated with a poor prognosis, with only 2% of patients surviving for 5 years. The majority of patients with pancreatic cancer are diagnosed with an advanced stage of disease and experience a poor response to therapy...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104902/endoscopic-management-of-colonic-perforation-due-to-ingestion-of-a-wooden-toothpick
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Inanc Samil Sarici, Omer Topuz, Yusuf Sevim, Talha Sarigoz, Tamer Ertan, Ozgur Karabıyık, Ali Koc
BACKGROUND Toothpick ingestion is implicated in bowel injuries that may cause violent complications, mimicking diseases causing acute abdomen. CASE REPORT A 18-year-old man was admitted with a 3-day history of a swallowed wooden toothpick. The patient had tenderness in the left flank area. Computed tomography indicated toothpick impaction at the splenic flexura of the colon. It was successfully removed with colonoscopy. After the procedure, abdominal radiography showed free air as a sign of perforation. Along with conservative management, the patient was discharged without surgery...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104324/repeat-acute-abdomen-and-hemoperitoneum-during-the-same-pregnancy-due-to-a-ruptured-ectopic-treated-by-salpingostomy
#4
Caroline M Canelas, Richard D Shih, Lisa M Clayton, Laura J Giroski, Scott M Alter, Stacey Feinstein, Lee A Learman
A leading cause of maternal mortality in the first trimester is hemorrhage due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. With the advent of tube salvage surgery, ectopic pregnancies can be removed while ensuring hemostasis and preserving the integrity of the fallopian tube. A major drawback of tube salvage surgery is the significant risk of persistent trophoblastic tissue being left behind. We report a case of a 30year old female who presented to the ED with acute abdomen and hemoperitoneum due to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy...
January 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100944/ostomy-in-nontraumatic-conditions-our-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kenan Büyükaşık, Bünyamin Gürbulak, Emre Özoran, Yiğit Düzköylü, Esin Kabul Gürbulak, Aziz Arı, Hasan Bektaş
A number of nontraumatic acute abdomen can result in peritonitis leading to sepsis. In emergent conditions, various procedures like segmentary colectomy and/or subtotal colectomy with anastomosis, Hartmann's procedure, transverse colectomy, and/or expandable metallic stent (SEMS) placement can be performed, considering the status of the patient and the facilitaties of the institution. In our study, we examined the cases diagnosed as acute abdomen without the history of trauma, which had lead to a procedure requiring colostomy...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098116/membranous-glomerulopathy-and-massive-cervical-lymphadenopathy-due-to-immunoglobulin-g4-disease
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Kamel El-Reshaid, Shaikha Al-Bader, John Madda
A 32-year-old male presented with acute and severe nephrotic syndrome as well as massive right cervical lymphadenopathy for <2 years. Computed tomography scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis did not reveal any lymphadenopathy. Histopathology and immunohistochemical testing of his lymph node biopsy showed infiltrate enriched with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-positive plasma cells. His kidney biopsy showed granular membranous deposits of IgG4 in the basement membrane without interstitial infiltrate. Antiphospholipid 2 receptor antibodies were absent excluding its "idiopathic" nature...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097379/t1-bright-appendix-sign-to-exclude-acute-appendicitis-in-pregnant-women
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Ilah Shin, Chansik An, Joon Seok Lim, Myeong-Jin Kim, Yong Eun Chung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of the T1 bright appendix sign for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnant women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 125 pregnant women with suspected appendicitis who underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The T1 bright appendix sign was defined as a high intensity signal filling more than half length of the appendix on T1-weighted imaging. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV) of the T1 bright appendix sign for normal appendix identification were calculated in all patients and in those with borderline-sized appendices (6-7 mm)...
January 17, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093425/unexpected-complication-of-colonoscopy
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Ramesh Nadarajah, Leon Pee
The authors present a rare case of a 71-year-old man presenting with large bowel obstruction after attempted colonoscopy. The procedure was impossible to complete due to a tight sigmoid stricture and the patient presented with an acute abdomen the following day. He was managed conservatively and discharged before returning for an elective laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy. The potential differentials of an acute abdomen post-colonoscopy are discussed and the literature reviewed on this rare complication. Finally, the authors review whether there is pressure on endoscopists to 'complete' colonoscopies (by achieving caecal intubation) based on regulatory indices in quality, and how this might have to be disregarded in unfavourable circumstances...
January 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090187/recurrent-intestinal-obstruction-in-a-patient-with-selective-iga-deficiency
#9
Chee-Kin Hui
A 32 year old woman presented with acute onset of abdominal pain and fever. An urgent computerised tomography (CT) of the whole abdomen showed dilated loop at the terminal ileum in the right lower abdomen with thickening of the wall and oedema. The CT was suggestive of distal small bowel obstruction at the ileum with surrounding wall oedema. Multiple biopsies taken from the terminal ileum and colon on colonoscopy were all unremarkable. She represented one-year later with a recurrence of intestinal obstruction...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078172/gastric-rupture-in-pregnancy-case-series-from-a-tertiary-institution-in-rwanda-and-review-of-the-literature
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David Ntirushwa, Stephen Rulisa, Febronie Muhorakeye, Lisa Bazzett-Matabele, Theogene Rurangwa, Maria Small
Background Gastric rupture is a rare, life-threatening condition during pregnancy. Case study We present three cases of gastric perforation during pregnancy and the puerperium. The first patient presented with gastric perforation 4 days following an uncomplicated cesarean delivery for obstetric indications. She initially complained of epigastric pain; however, those symptoms resolved. She later demonstrated worsening abdominal distension, intra-abdominal free fluid, and signs of peritonitis. At laparotomy, an ascariasis-associated gastric rupture was diagnosed...
October 2016: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074461/acute-appendicitis-during-pregnancy-case-series-of-20-pregnant-women
#11
İlker Murat Arer, Songül Alemdaroğlu, Hasan Yeşilağaç, Hakan Yabanoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common cause of acute abdomen during pregnancy. Most of the signs of appendicitis are also found during normal pregnancy period, however, and diagnosis of appendicitis during pregnancy remains challenging. The aim of the current study was to report our clinical experience of AA during pregnancy and investigate optimal management of this difficult situation. METHODS: Records of 20 pregnant women with diagnosis of AA who underwent appendectomy between 2005 and 2015 were included in this study...
November 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070630/-erratum-to-rare-cause-for-the-acute-abdomen-in-infants
#12
M Schiel, T Meyer
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January 9, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065368/a-randomised-clinical-trial-of-routine-versus-selective-ct-imaging-in-acute-abdomen-impact-of-patient-age-on-treatment-costs-and-hospital-resource-use
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Tiina T Lehtimäki, Hannu Valtonen, Pekka Miettinen, Petri Juvonen, Hannu Paajanen, Ritva Vanninen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of patient age on hospital resource use and treatment costs of acute abdominal pain (AAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 300 adult patients with AAP were randomised to either computed tomography (CT, n=150) or selective imaging practice (SIP, n=150) groups. Final analysis included 254 patients, 143 (42 patients ≥65years) in the CT and 111 (32 patients ≥65years) in the SIP group. All CT group patients underwent abdominal CT whereas in the SIP group, imaging was based on the clinical assessment...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064243/meckel-s-diverticulitis-a-rare-entity-of-meckel-s-diverticulum
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Chee S Wong, Leanne Dupley, Haren N Varia, Darek Golka, Thu Linn
Meckel's diverticulum is the most common congenital abnormality of the small intestine that results from incomplete closure of the vitelline (omphalo-mesenteric) duct. This true diverticulum, ~2 ft from the ileocecal valve commonly found on the anti-mesenteric border of the ileum, is benign and majority asymptomatic. Diagnosis challenges arise when it became inflamed or presented in following ways, for example, haemorrhage (caused by ectopic pepsin-and hydrochloric acid-secreting gastric mucosa), intestinal obstruction (secondary to intussusception or volvulus) or the presence of diverticulum in the hernia sac (Littre's hernia)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062430/rare-and-unusual-case-of-polyarteritis-nodosa-involving-the-gastrointestinal-tract-leading-to-bowel-gangrene
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Arvind Vashdev Jagwani, Nik Qisti Fathi, Ruhi Fadzlyana Jailani, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a systemic necrotising vasculitis preferentially targeting medium-sized arteries and not related with glomerulonephritis or small vessel involvement. Clinical manifestations of PAN are multisystem. The gastrointestinal, renal, cardiac, musculoskeletal, skin and central nervous systems may be involved. The aetiology remains unknown, and the ensuing vasculitis may lead to aneurysm formation and thrombosis in any organs of the body with resultant ischaemia. PAN of the intestines is a relatively common manifestation of this disease but rarely causes bowel ischaemia resulting in necrosis...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057913/humoral-hypercalcemia-in-uterine-cancers-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Vijeyaluxmy Motilal Nehru, Gwenalyn Garcia, Juan Ding, Fanyi Kong, Qun Dai
BACKGROUND Paraneoplastic hypercalcemia is a well-described complication associated with a variety of malignancies. However, its incidence in gynecological malignancies is low. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old woman presented with progressive abdominal distention and irregular vaginal bleeding of several weeks' duration. A contrast CT abdomen and pelvis was significant for a mass in the lower uterine/cervical region, multiple peritoneal and omental masses, enlarged pelvic and paraaortic lymph nodes, and large-volume ascites...
January 6, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052686/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-as-a-rare-cause-of-an-acute-abdomen
#17
M Davies, M Nanda Kumar, V Shetty, P Mitchell
A 52-year-old man presented with a purpuric rash affecting his legs and hypertension. He was diagnosed with Henoch-Schönlein purpura and discharged with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Three weeks later, he presented again with loss of appetite and vomiting before developing abdominal pain with pyrexia of 38.5°C and rigors. On examination, he was hypotensive with a distended abdomen and a national early warning score of 6. Computed tomography revealed enteropathy of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. The patient deteriorated and went for an emergency laparotomy, where 30cm of ischaemic small bowel was resected...
January 4, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050445/decision-making-in-bowel-obstruction-a-review
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REVIEW
Aswini Kumar Pujahari
Over the last century there have not been significant changes in the anatomical location of obstruction. The age of presentation has increased along with age related co-morbidity. Management has consequently been challenging as risks keep on increasing with advanced age. Hence, clear decision making has become essential in its management. A selective review of the literature pertaining to common age related aetiologies, diagnosis methods leading to standard decision making and treatment of acute intestinal obstruction was done...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050424/abdominal-angina-treated-by-urgent-percutaneous-angioplasty-an-excellent-alternative-to-surgical-revascularisation
#19
Vamsi Krishna Kamana, Ranjan Shetty, Anand M Krishnan, M Sudhakar Rao, Umesh Pai Malpe
Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia (CMI) presenting as acute abdomen can be treated percutaneously. An endovascular intervention has surpassed surgical revascularization over the past decade due to its lesser perioperative complication rate. Trans-femoral approach of revascularising is limited by its difficulty in coaxial alignment of the guiding catheter and hence, brachial artery and recently the radial approach have been utilized for mesenteric artery revascularisation for over a decade. Here by we report a case of chronic mesenteric ischemia having total occlusion of two and 70% occlusion of one of the three mesenteric vessels...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048915/su-f-i-29-investigating-the-impact-of-the-amount-of-contrast-material-used-in-abdominal-ct-examinations-regarding-the-diagnosis-of-appendicolith
#20
E Lavdas, N Boci, L Sarantaenna, A Godevenos, I Ntavelis, T Theodoropoulos, G Zaimis, P Mavroidis
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to report the case of a young adult in which the incomplete oral administration of contrast material led to diagnosis of an appendicolith, which cause acute appendicitis. METHODS: A male 34 years old underwent CT examination due to acute abdominal pain in the upper abdomen. An ultrasound examination of the upper abdomen and kidneys, an x-ray examination of the abdomen and a CT scan of the entire abdomen and pelvis after both oral and IV administration of contrast material were performed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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