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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666745/torsion-of-the-omentum-a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen-in-a-14-year-old-boy
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Chijioke Chinaka, Shahbaz Mansoor, Mohamed Salaheidin
Acute abdominal pain is a common surgical presentation, and most often, the first line of consideration is to rule out acute appendicitis; this is more so when the patient is an adolescent or within younger age group. In most cases, other differentials are considered before omental torsion. Omental torsion is a cause of acute abdominal pain and sometimes mimics acute appendicitis in its presentation. We present a case of a 14-yr-old boy who presented with acute abdomen with symptoms mimicking acute appendicitis...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664034/incidence-prognosis-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-individuals-of-snakebite-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Ramulu Pulimaddi, Amruth Rao Parveda, Balkishan Brahmanpally, Paul Marx Kalakanda, K Ramakrishna, Venkata Ramana Devi Chinnapaka
Background & objectives: The snakebites are considered to be an occupational hazard in agriculture workers and the snake handlers, resulting in a considerable morbidity, mortality and economical implications. This study was conducted to determine the incidence, clinical presentation, renal injury and clinical outcome in snakebite victims who developed acute kidney injury (AKI). Methods: This hospital-based prospective, observational study was done on 100 cases who were admitted for the management of snakebite and found to develop AKI in a tertiary care hospital at Hyderabad, India...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657735/necrotizing-enterocolitis-associated-with-clostridium-butyricum-in-a-japanese-man
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Yukio Sato, Dai Kujirai, Katsura Emoto, Toshiaki Yagami, Taketo Yamada, Manabu Izumi, Masaki Ano, Kenichi Kase, Kenji Kobayashi
Case: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) caused by Clostridium butyricum is common in neonates; however, a case of NEC in adults has not been previously reported. An 84-year-old Japanese man developed C. butyricum -related NEC during hospitalization for treatment of stab wounds to the left side of the neck and lower abdomen, without organ damage, and concomitant pneumonia. Outcome: The patient developed acute onset of emesis accompanied by shock during his admission; partial resection of the small intestine was carried out due to necrosis...
April 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644321/delayed-traumatic-parasternal-hernia-causes-jejunal-necrosis-a-case-report
#4
Huimin Zhao, Ru Gao, Donghui Jia, Aiming Li
Diaphragmatic injury is a common clinical condition, and it may be difficult to avoid diaphragmatic hernia if detection and treatment is not timely. Parasternal hernia is mostly congenital. It is relatively rare in adults, and intestinal obstruction as a complication of intrathoracic intestinal herniation occurs only rarely. We treated a patient in whom parasternal hernia occurred 2 years after thoracic injuries. We present the plain radiography and computed tomography findings of this adult patient with acute abdomen symptoms caused by parasternal hernia...
June 2017: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627775/acute-mucocutaneous-methotrexate-toxicity-with-marked-tissue-eosinophilia
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Luis J Borda, Andrew Ross, Gabriel Villada, Clara Milikowski
Methotrexate toxicity in mucocutaneous areas is usually not associated with tissue eosinophilia. We describe a case of acute methotrexate-induced mucocutaneous erosions with interface dermatitis and eosinophils. A 76-year-old African-American woman with a history of bullous pemphigoid on methotrexate therapy presented with lower extremity cellulitis, developing oral and cutaneous erosions during hospitalization after daily dosage of methotrexate. Shallow circular cutaneous erosions were found on chest, abdomen and limbs...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627774/acute-lower-limb-ischaemia-secondary-to-intestinal-occlusion
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Francois-Charles Malo, Philippe Acar, Véronique Lapie, Valérie Bédard
In general, acute lower limb ischaemia is caused by embolic, thrombotic or traumatic phenomena. Here, we describe the case of a 67-year-old woman in an emergency room setting who was initially assessed for paralysis and numbness of her lower left limb. On physical examination, the abdomen was distended and non-compressible. An abdominal AngioScan showed complete occlusion of the left iliac artery by extrinsic compression of the dilated small intestine. After a review of the literature, no case was found describing a lower limb ischaemia by extrinsic vascular compression secondary to a compartment syndrome caused by small bowel obstruction...
April 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622068/-renal-venous-thrombosis-as-a-complication-of-nephrotic-syndrome
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Nata Kermanian, Kaj Aage Hansen
Venous thromboembolism is a very common complication of nephrotic syndrome (NS). This case report concerns a 19-year-old male, who had known NS and was admitted two times in a short period, first presenting with recurrent symptoms of NS and later with an acute abdomen, which was diagnosed as renal venous thrombosis (RVT) and pulmonary thromboembolism. The patient was treated with prednisolone and therapeutic doses of dalteparin and warfarin. Venous thrombosis, particularly RVT and pulmonary thromboembolism, should be considered in patients with NS...
April 2, 2018: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29607272/a-masquerading-and-unconventional-cause-of-dynamic-intestinal-obstruction-strangulated-obturator-hernia
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Aneesh Suresh, Sakthivel Chinnakkulam Kandhasamy, Ashok Kumar Sahoo, Anandhi Amaranathan, N R Vishnu Prasad
Obturator hernia is an extremely rare type of abdominal wall hernia occurring mostly in elderly, thin females. It is characterized by the herniation of intra-abdominal contents through the obturator foramen. Symptoms are often nonspecific, and the patient usually presents with an acute or subacute intestinal obstruction. A high index of suspicion is needed in such females presenting with abdominal distention and positive Howship-Romberg signs. Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis are often necessary to arrive at a diagnosis, and immediate surgical intervention is recommended...
January 29, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601557/-the-diagnostic-algorithm-of-practice-in-pulmonary-and-extrapulmonary-sarcoidosis
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REVIEW
Anna Dubaniewicz
Sarcoidosis (SA) is a granulomatous multisystem disease of unknown ethiology. Pulmonary, lymphadenopathy, liver, spleen, skin, and bone sarcoidosis are more frequent but also SA of the heart, central nervous system, eye, and hypercalcemia with following kidney failure also occur. Sarcoidosis may co-exist with extrapulmonary forms, which may overtake or precede each other. SA may occur as acute or chronic with the possibility of complete remission in the early stages of disease. Due to frequent occurrence of asymptomatic SA in threatening vital organs a diagnostic algorithm of practice in pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis has been proposed by the author of the article...
March 27, 2018: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594198/hepatic-infarction-and-acute-pancreatitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Archana Kulkarni, Hamza Arif, Manik Veer, Kateyln Ziggas, Amit Kaura, Meera Sareen
Hepatic infarction is rare due to the unique dual hepatic blood supply from the hepatic artery and the portal vein. Herein, we report a case of hepatic infarction that occurred as a complication of acute pancreatitis. The patient was a 58-year-old male with past medical history of chronic alcoholism, who presented with epigastric abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Hepatic infarction was diagnosed with computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis without contrast, which revealed suspicion of splenic vein thrombosis and peripancreatic fat stranding along with a wedge-shaped, peripheral hypo density in the right hepatic lobe with typical morphology for hepatic infarction...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29584612/elevated-serum-ca-19-9-with-adnexal-mass-is-it-always-an-ovarian-malignancy
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Kah Teik Chew, Izyan Atiqah Zakaria, Muhammad Azrai Abu, Mohd Faizal Ahmad, Erica Yee Hing, Nur Azurah Abdul Ghani
Endometriotic cysts a common benign gynaecological disease in women of reproductive age. We report an unusual case of ruptured endometrioma associated with increased CA 19-9. A 27-year-old woman presented with an acute abdomenal adnexal mass and elevated CA 19-9. The initial diagnosis of ovarian malignancy turned out to be a ruptured endometrioma, confirmed during surgery and in the histopathological report.
March 27, 2018: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581691/transmural-migration-of-gossypiboma-a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen
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Himanshu Agrawal, Nikhil Gupta, Umesh Krishengowda, Arun Kumar Gupta, Dipankar Naskar, C K Durga
Gossypiboma is the retained foreign body which is generally a cotton sponge/gauze after surgery. Incidence of gossypiboma is around one in 3000 to 5000 surgeries. This low incidence is mainly attributed to a low case reporting due to an associated medicolegal aspect. We are reporting a case of a 38 years old male, who presented with signs and symptoms of peritonitis. The patient had a history of open cholecystectomy 2 years back. A working diagnosis of perforation peritonitis was made, and the patient underwent exploratory laparotomy...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577030/eus-guided-gall-bladder-drainage-in-severe-liver-disease-a-single-center-experience-in-critically-ill-cirrhotics
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Kapil Dev Jamwal, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Rakhi Maiwall, Barjesh Kumar Sharma, Shiv Kumar Sarin
Background and Aims : Acute calculous cholecystitis with impending gall bladder perforation in severe liver diseases including decompensated cirrhosis and acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is difficult to manage, due to the procedures such as cholecystectomy and per cutaneous cholecystostomy being associated with high risk and complications in these patients. Methods : Four cases of severe liver disease with acute calculous cholecystitis who presented to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (New Delhi, India) for further management were included in the study if they underwent endoscopic ultrasound-guided gall bladder drainage (EUS-GBD)...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573962/natural-history-and-management-of-splanchnic-artery-aneurysms-in-a-single-tertiary-referral-center
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Young Erben, Adam J Brownstein, Sareh Rajaee, Yupeng Li, John A Rizzo, Hamid Mojibian, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
OBJECTIVE: Splanchnic artery aneurysms (SAAs) are rare, and little is known about their natural history and management. We reviewed our single-center experience in managing this population of patients. METHODS: A retrospective review of the Yale radiologic database from January 1999 to December 2016 was performed. Only patients with an SAA and a computed tomography scan of the abdomen were selected for review. Demographics of the patients, aneurysm characteristics, management, postoperative complications, and follow-up data were collected...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29569049/ct-for-evaluation-of-acute-pericardial-emergencies-in-the-ed
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Abhishek Chaturvedi, Daniel Vargas, Daniel Ocazionez
Acute pericardial emergencies may present with acute chest pain. Although complete diagnosis and physiological effects of acute pericardial disease may require a combination of different imaging, CT plays a critical role in identifying the cause of chest pain in the ED. Many of these pericardial diseases can be fatal unless emergent treatment is obtained. The presentation can often be non-specific and symptoms can be overlapping with other diseases originating in the thorax or abdomen. Optimizing the CT scan is imperative when acute pericardial disease is suspected from clinical examination or preliminary imaging...
March 22, 2018: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567091/non-contrast-mdct-for-ureteral-calculi-and-alternative-diagnoses-yield-in-adult-women-vs-in-adult-men
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Parisa Fani, Michael N Patlas, Sandra Monteiro, Douglas S Katz
PURPOSE: To determine the yield of non-contrast multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) of the abdomen and pelvis in diagnosing ureteral calculi as well as other alternative acute conditions in male vs in female adult patients presenting to the emergency department with new onset of symptoms. METHODS: Our institutional review board approved a retrospective review of the official reports of the non-contrast MDCT examinations of the abdomen and pelvis performed on adults (18 years and older) presenting to our emergency department with a suspected ureteral calculus from October 1, 2011 to October 30, 2013...
February 2, 2018: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560686/extremely-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen-in-a-child
#17
Zenon Pogorelić, Vanda Žitko, Ivo Jurić, Ivana Mrklić, Miro Jukić, Dubravko Furlan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560674/a-case-of-pseudorenal-failure-spontaneous-rupture-of-the-urinary-bladder
#18
S Bourgeois, M Decupere, D Devriendt, K Lesage, W Van Moerkercke
A 64-year old woman was admitted to the hospital for severe abdominal pain and distension after gardening and chopping wood the day before. She had a medical history of superficial transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the urinary bladder and a laparoscopic nefro-ureterectomy for an invasive TCC of the upper urothelial tract in 2012. Clinical examination showed an acute abdomen. Laboratory analysis revealed a plasma creatinine level of 4,23 mg/dl. Computed tomography (CT) imaging of the abdomen showed hypodense free intraperitoneal fluid, suspicious for ascites...
July 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559996/a-challenging-case-of-acute-mercury-toxicity
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Ali Nayfeh, Thamer Kassim, Noor Addasi, Faysal Alghoula, Christopher Holewinski, Zachary Depew
Background: Mercury exists in multiple forms: elemental, organic, and inorganic. Its toxic manifestations depend on the type and magnitude of exposure. The role of colonoscopic decompression in acute mercury toxicity is still unclear. We present a case of acute elemental mercury toxicity secondary to mercury ingestion, which markedly improved with colonoscopic decompression. Clinical Case: A 54-year-old male presented to the ED five days after ingesting five ounces (148 cubic centimeters) of elemental mercury...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559814/a-rare-cause-of-fever-in-an-adult-a-case-of-familial-mediterranean-fever
#20
Ilknur Erdem, Fatih Saritas, Ritvan Karaali, Enes Ardic, Gaye Kubra Emeksiz, Sonat Pinar Kara, R Merve Yaniker, Oguzhan Bol
Background: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory disease characterized by recurrent fever attacks and serositis. Nonspecific manifestations of the FMF can mimic many common acquired disorders such as infections and acute abdomen. This can delay recognition for many years and lead to comprehensive assessments and even unnecessary surgeries. Untreated FMF may lead to serious complications such as end-stage renal disease and malabsorption due to amyloid deposits in the kidneys and the digestive system...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
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