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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211279/diverticulitis-of-the-appendix-as-debut-of-appendicular-cystadenoma-and-carcinoid-tumor
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Laura Fernández Gómez-Cruzado, Mikel Prieto Calvo, Christian Pérez González, Jasone Larrea Oleaga
Appendiceal diverticulosis is a rare condition with a frequency of 0.004% to 2.1%, and is sometimes an occasional finding during anatomopathologic study of the surgical specimen. It may be presented acutely as a right lower quadrant pain, similar to acute appendicitis for which differential diagnosis must be carried out, and it is associated with appendicular tumors. We report a case of diverticulitis of the appendix as debut of appendicular cystadenoma and carcinoid tumor with representative iconography, being unusual the association of both diseases and even more its preoperative diagnosis...
February 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206916/acute-sigmoid-diverticulitis-presenting-as-necrotizing-fasciitis-of-the-thigh-and-retroperitoneum
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Nathan Eric Smith, Mark McKenney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197792/laparoscopic-lavage-versus-surgical-resection-for-acute-diverticulitis-with-generalised-peritonitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
R Cirocchi, S Di Saverio, D G Weber, R Taboła, I Abraha, J Randolph, A Arezzo, G A Binda
This systematic review and meta-analysis investigates current evidence on the therapeutic role of laparoscopic lavage in the management of diverticular peritonitis. A systematic review of the literature was performed on PubMed until June 2016, according to preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses guidelines. All randomised controlled trials comparing laparoscopic lavage with surgical resection, irrespective of anastomosis or stoma formation, were analysed. After assessment of titles and full text, 3 randomised trials fulfilled the inclusion criteria...
February 15, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127129/recurrent-epiploic-appendagitis-mimicking-appendicitis-and-cholecystitis
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Claudia Lorente, Christopher B Hearne, Jorge Taboada
Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is a rare cause of acute abdominal pain caused by inflammation of an epiploic appendage. It has a nonspecific clinical presentation that may mimic other acute abdominal pathologies on physical exam, such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, or cholecystitis. However, EA is usually benign and self-limiting and can be treated conservatively. We present the case of a patient with two episodes of EA, the first mimicking acute appendicitis and the second mimicking acute cholecystitis. Although recurrence of EA is rare, it should be part of the differential diagnosis of acute, localized abdominal pain...
January 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110383/risk-factors-for-recurrence-after-acute-colonic-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Line Hupfeld, Jakob Burcharth, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jacob Rosenberg
PURPOSE: Several factors may influence the risk of recurrence after an episode of acute colonic diverticulitis. Until now, a comprehensive systematic overview and evaluation of relevant risk factors have not been presented. This review aimed at assembling and evaluating current evidence on risk factors for recurrence after conservatively treated acute colonic diverticulitis. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane databases were searched for studies evaluating risk factors for recurrence after acute diverticulitis treated non-surgically defined as antibiotic treatment, percutaneous abscess drainage, or by observation...
January 22, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089941/laparoscopic-peritoneal-lavage-or-surgical-resection-for-acute-perforated-sigmoid-diverticulitis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Faisal M Shaikh, Peter M Stewart, Stewart R Walsh, R Justin Davies
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage (LPL) has been proposed as an alternative, less invasive technique in the treatment of acute perforated sigmoid diverticulitis (APSD). The aim of this meta-analysis is to compare the effectiveness of LPL versus surgical resection (SR) in terms of morbidity and mortality in the management of APSD. METHODS: A comprehensive search was conducted for randomised controlled trials (RCTs) comparing LPL versus SR in the treatment of APSD...
February 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064243/meckel-s-diverticulitis-a-rare-entity-of-meckel-s-diverticulum
#7
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/28054168/minimally-invasive-surgery-for-complicated-diverticulitis
#8
Najjia N Mahmoud, Elijah W Riddle
Recent guidelines recommend an individualized approach to recurrent uncomplicated diverticulitis, reflecting research showing that non-operative treatment is safe. Thus, the majority of operations for diverticulitis in the future may be for complicated indications. A laparoscopic approach may be used for both acute and chronic complicated diverticulitis in appropriate patients, as described in the American and European guidelines. However, a safe approach to minimally invasive surgery requires recognition when conditions deteriorate or are not suited to laparoscopy as well as knowledge of a variety of technical maneuvers that elucidate difficult anatomy and facilitate resection...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035461/is-early-colonoscopy-after-ct-diagnosed-diverticulitis-still-necessary
#9
Thomas Surya Suhardja, Shana Norhadi, Edward Zhenyu Seah, Stephen Rodgers-Wilson
PURPOSE: WHO GLOBOCAN 2012 data showed that Australia and New Zealand have the highest incidence rates of colorectal cancer in the world (Ferlay et al. 1). Current guidelines recommend that patients admitted for an episode of acute diverticulitis require an early follow-up colonoscopy to rule out colorectal malignancy as reported by Fozard et al. (Colorectal Dis 13:1-11, 2011). Recent studies however have indicated that this may not be warranted (Brar et al. Dis Colon rectum 56:1259-1264, 2013)...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024211/conservative-approach-to-hepatic-portal-venous-gas-a-case-report
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G C Ginesu, M Barmina, M L Cossu, C F Feo, A Fancellu, F Addis, A Porcu
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic Portal Venous Gas (HPVG), a rare condition in which gas accumulates in the portal venous circulation, is often associated with a significant underlying pathology, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, pancreatitis, sepsis, intra-abdominal abscess, endoscopic procedures, mesenteric ischemia, abdominal trauma. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we report a case of HPVG in an 82-year-old patient who underwent a left colectomy for stenosing tumor of the descending colon...
December 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012340/role-of-computed-tomography-in-predicting-prognosis-of-hepatic-portal-venous-gas
#11
Makram Moussa, Inès Marzouk, Kais Abdelmoula, Amira Manamani, Nadida Dali, Leila Charrada Ben Farhat, Lotfi Hendaoui
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to report through 13 cases the particularities of abdominal computed tomography (CT) aspects of hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) and its correlation with patient prognosis. METHODS: We analyzed abundance of HPVG and its association with pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) in correlation with fatal outcome using chi-square tests. RESULTS: Etiologies were mesenteric infarction (n=5), sigmoid diverticulitis (n= 1), septic shock (n=1), postoperative peritonitis (n=1), acute pancreatitis (n=1), iatrogenic cause (n=3) and idiopathic after a laparotomy (n=1)...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990793/therapeutic-management-of-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis
#12
Y Claire Fan, Anne F Peery
Acute diverticulitis is a painful disease of the colon characterized by peridiverticular inflammation and/or infection. The spectrum of acute diverticulitis ranges from isolated peridiverticular inflammation all the way to free perforation with purulent or feculent peritonitis. Among gastrointestinal disorders, acute diverticulitis is one of the most common diagnoses in the ambulatory setting and principal hospital discharge diagnoses. Acute diverticulitis accounts for substantial utilization of healthcare resources and is a detriment to patients' quality of life...
December 16, 2016: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987280/abdominal-pain-learning-when-not-to-intervene
#13
Niranjan Tachamo, Bidhya Timilsina, Salik Nazir, Saroj Lohani
Epiploic appendagitis (EA) is an uncommon cause of abdominal pain. It is a benign condition but may mimic other serious causes of acute abdomen such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, and gynecological emergency in severe cases. Knowledge of this condition in the differential diagnosis of abdominal pain can save unnecessary hospital admission, antibiotics, and surgery. In this article, we present the case of a 43-year-old female who presented to our hospital with a 2-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain and diarrhea...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974987/a-case-report-of-acute-diverticulitis-in-pseudodiverticulosis-after-hemorpex-system%C3%A2-procedure
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Tommaso Testa, Federico Costanzo
Introduction. In the last years many mini-invasive approaches were developed in order to reduce postoperative pain and complication after haemorrhoid surgery: one of these alternatives is represented by Hemorpex System, a relatively young technique that combines transanal dearterialization with mucopexy through a dedicated proctoscope. Case Presentation. A 78-year-old male patient was admitted to the Emergency Department for acute urinary retention and elevated temperature. Hemorpex procedure was performed 4 years before...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973464/pathogenesis-of-diverticulosis-and-diverticular-disease
#15
Marjorie M Walker, Angela K Harris
Diverticulosis is defined by the presence of diverticula due to herniation of mucosa and muscularis mucosa through the muscularis propria at sites of vascular penetration in the colon and is asymptomatic in the vast majority affected. There are global differences of distribution, in Western industrialised societies, the most common site is in the right colon, but in Asia left sided diverticulosis predominates. Whilst present in 17.5% of a general population and 42% of all comers at endoscopy it is seen in 71% of those aged ≥80 years...
December 14, 2016: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973463/rationale-and-evidences-for-treatment-of-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease
#16
Rosario Cuomo, Martina Cargiolli, Paolo Andreozzi, Francesco P Zito, Giovanni Sarnelli
INTRODUCTION: Symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD) is one of the possible clinical manifestations of diverticular disease. It is a common disorder characterized by chronic abdominal symptoms ranging from lower left abdominal pain to alteration of bowel habit, that significantly reduce quality of life of subject affected. The present article aims to review the current data for medical management of SUDD. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We analyzed the existing literature on the factors involved in the pathogenesis of SUDD and we highlighted the possible target for treatment...
December 14, 2016: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957337/national-complicated-acute-diverticulitis-cads-study-a-protocol-for-a-prospective-observational-scoping-study-for-acute-diverticulitis
#17
Shafaque Shaikh
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is a widely prevalent disease in western society, and acute diverticulitis is a common acute surgical presentation. However, there is a lack of level 1 evidence addressing the multifaceted presentations associated with acute diverticulitis. There is also a lack of robust epidemiological data that could be used to meaningfully inform randomised controlled trials. The National CADS project aims to generate baseline data for a cohort of patients managed for clinically suspected acute diverticulitis and evaluate the impact of variability in the management approach on patient outcomes in the short (3 months) and long (2 years) term...
2016: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955857/-prognostic-value-of-the-presence-of-pericolic-air-bubbles-detected-by-computed-tomography-in-acute-diverticulitis
#18
Mario Antonio García-Gómez, Carlos Belmonte-Montes, Carlos Cosme-Reyes, Manuel Preben Aguirre Garcia
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease is common in industrialized countries. Computed tomography has been used as the preferred diagnostic method; although different scales haves been described to classify the disease, none of them encompass total disease aspects and behaviour. OBJETIVE: To analyze the patients with acute diverticulitis confirmed by computed tomography at the ABC Medical Center Campus Observatorio from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2012, in whom pericolic free air in the form of bubbles was identified by computed tomography and if this finding can be considered as a prognostic factor for the disease...
December 9, 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941344/routine-colonoscopy-after-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis-challenging-a-putative-indication
#19
Patrícia Andrade, Armando Ribeiro, Rosa Ramalho, Susana Lopes, Guilherme Macedo
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Most international guidelines recommend performing a routine colonoscopy after the conservative management of acute diverticulitis, mainly to rule out a colorectal malignancy; however, data to support these recommendations are scarce and conflicting. This study is aimed at determining the rate of advanced colonic neoplasia (ACN) found by colonoscopy, and hence the need for routine colonoscopy after CT-diagnosed acute diverticulitis. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed all patients hospitalized for acute diverticulitis between July 2008 and June 2013...
December 10, 2016: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27941316/the-utility-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-intervention-in-acute-diverticulitis
#20
Ian S Reynolds, Roisin M Heaney, Waqar Khan, Iqbal Z Khan, Ronan Waldron, Kevin Barry
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is a novel biomarker that has been recently studied in diverticulitis. The primary aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of NLR in predicting which patients had complicated diverticulitis and which patients required a radiological or surgical intervention. The accuracy of NLR was compared to C-reactive protein (CRP), white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil count and white cell to lymphocyte ratio (WLR). METHODS: Details of all patients admitted with acute diverticulitis over an 18-month period were collected prospectively...
December 10, 2016: Digestive Surgery
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