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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133083/jejunal-diverticulitis-review-and-treatment-algorithm
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Houssem Harbi, Nizar Kardoun, Sami Fendri, Nouha Dammak, Nozha Toumi, Ahmed Guirat, Rafik Mzali
Diverticulitis is much less common in the jejunum than in colonic diverticula probably because of diverticulum larger size, better intra-luminal flow and relatively sterile jejunal content. Complications of jejunal diverticulitis are acute intestinal obstruction, diverticular bleeding and mainly perforation with mesenteric abscess, localized or generalized peritonitis. The Multi-detector row computed tomography is now the best diagnostic imaging for small bowel diverticulitis as well as its complications. Magnetic resonance enterography is also quite useful but it is still impractical to resort to such an imaging in an abdominal emergency...
November 10, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123444/imaging-findings-of-the-unusual-presentations-associations-and-clinical-mimics-of-acute-appendicitis
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Mustafa Kemal Demir, Yildiray Savas, Yavuz Furuncuoglu, Tarik Cevher, Serdar Demiral, Babek Tabandeh, Melisa Aslan
There are many kinds of unusual presentations or associations and clinical mimics of acute appendicitis, and definitive diagnosis requires knowledge of the imaging findings in some cases. The unusual presentations and associations of acute appendicitis included in this study are perforated appendicitis, acute appendicitis occurring in hernias, acute appendicitis with cystic endosalpingiosis, intussusception of appendix, and acute appendicitis with pregnancy. We also present uncommon gastrointestinal, urinary and gynecologic clinical mimics of acute appendicitis including anomalous congenital band, duplication cysts, giant Meckel's diverticulitis, inflammatory fibroid polyp, renal artery thrombosis, spontaneous urinary extravasation and OHVIRA syndrome...
October 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118874/pharmacobezoar-an-unusual-cause-of-large-bowel-obstruction
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Rishitha Yelisetti, Areig Awad, Bushra Ambreen, Ritika Zijoo, Sara Wallach
Large bowel obstruction (LBO) is an abdominal emergency with high morbidity and mortality rates if left untreated. LBO is four to five times less frequent than small bowel obstruction (SBO) and the causes of LBO and SBO differ substantially. Colonic malignancy remains the most common cause of LBO (> 60%). Additional causes of LBO include entities such as diverticulitis, colonic volvulus, and adhesion. Herein we present a case of acute LBO caused by pharmacobezoar.
October 2017: Gastroenterology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115651/computed-tomography-findings-of-primary-epiploic-appendagitis-as-an-easily-misdiagnosed-entity-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Rabia Ergelen, Ruslan Asadov, Burcu Özdemir, Derya Tureli, Baha Tolga Demirbaş, Davut Tuney
BACKGROUND: Primer epiploic appendagitis (PEA) is an uncommon condition. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical records and computed tomography (CT) findings of 45 patients with PEA. RESULTS: On the basis of physical examination and pain localization, presumptive clinical diagnosis was acute appendicitis (n=13), acute cholecystitis (n=2), acute diverticulitis (n=19), renal colic (n=7) and ovarian pathology (n=4). CONCLUSION: Although it has no characteristic clinical and laboratory features, CT is the best modality for accurate diagnosis of PEA...
November 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101918/diverticular-disease-practice-points
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William McSweeney, Havish Srinath
BACKGROUND: Diverticular disease and its spectrum of complications are increasingly encountered in the Australian population. Accurate management of patients before and after an acute episode entails extension beyond the acute event to include dietary advice and colonoscopy. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article are to evaluate the literature regarding dietary factors and diverticular disease, routine colonoscopy and antibiotic treatment in acute diverticulitis, to enable primary care physicians to manage patients and provide sound advice after hospital admission...
November 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098095/medical-approach-to-right-colon-diverticulitis-with-perforation
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James Espinosa, Rahul Sharma, Alan Lucerna, Doug Stranges
We report a case of a 71-year-old female who presented with right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain and was diagnosed on CT scan with right-sided diverticulitis with perforation. She was admitted under the surgical service after consultation and received intravenous fluids, intravenous antibiotics, and pain medications as needed. The patient was discharged 2 days after admission in stable condition with follow-up with gastroenterology. The differential diagnosis of right lower quadrant abdominal pain is vast...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093588/-complicated-jejunoileal-diverticular-disease-a-12-cases-serie-and-literature-review
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Aylhin Joana López Marcano, José Manuel Ramia, Roberto De la Plaza Llamas, Soledad Alonso, Johnny David Gonzales Aguilar, Andree Wolfgang Kühnhardt Barrantes
OBJECTIVE: To perform a retrospective analysis of a series of complicated JID (jejunoileal diverticulitis) cases surgically treated in our service during the period from 2002 to 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We treated 12 cases of jejunoileal complicated diverticulosis. 7 women and 5 men. The mean age was 76 years. The clinical presentation in all cases was acute abdominal pain, one with gastrointestinal bleeding. All cases had leukocytosis, neutrophilia and increased acute phase reactants...
July 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092714/pylephlebitis-presenting-as-spontaneous-coronary-sinus-thrombosis-a-case-report
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Michael A Hart, Mengistu A Simegn
BACKGROUND: Coronary sinus thrombosis is a rare phenomenon. When identified, it most often is a complication of infective endocarditis or procedural intervention. We present an unusual and unreported case of spontaneous coronary sinus thrombosis as embolic sequela of an intra-abdominal infectious process. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 61-year-old white woman with a history of end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation not on long-term systemic anticoagulation, and history of recurrent diverticulitis that presented with acute onset abdominal pain and nausea...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091955/delta-neutrophil-index-as-a-promising-prognostic-marker-of-emergent-surgical-intervention-for-acute-diverticulitis-in-the-emergency-department
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Hee Seung Kang, Yong Sung Cha, Kyung Hye Park, Sung Oh Hwang
BACKGROUND: Early identification of patients with acute diverticulitis who require emergent surgical intervention in the emergency department (ED) is important to the physician. Although computed tomography (CT) has an important role in evaluating the severity of diverticulitis, its findings alone may not predict the need for emergent surgical intervention in all patients with acute diverticulitis in the ED. Serum inflammation markers may help to differentiate severity of acute diverticulitis and predict the need for surgical intervention in clinical practice...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090326/asian-patients-with-hinchey-ia-acute-diverticulitis-a-condition-for-the-ambulatory-setting
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Dedrick Kok Hong Chan, Ker-Kan Tan
BACKGROUND: Diverticulitis in Asians is a different disease entity from Western counterparts. Few Asian studies have evaluated the management of acute Hinchey Ia diverticulitis with consideration for outpatient management. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of Asian patients with Hinchey Ia acute diverticulitis. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients who were treated for Hinchey Ia acute colonic diverticulitis between 2012 and 2014 was performed...
October 31, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084074/clinical-and-symptom-scores-are-significantly-correlated-with-fecal-microbiota-features-in-patients-with-symptomatic-uncomplicated-diverticular-disease-a-pilot-study
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Charlotte L Kvasnovsky, Lex E X Leong, Jocelyn M Choo, Guy C J Abell, Savvas Papagrigoriadis, Kenneth D Bruce, Geraint B Rogers
BACKGROUND: There is growing consensus that symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, and that alterations in the fecal microbiota may contribute to its pathogenesis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to relate the fecal microbiota composition in symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease to measures of inflammation, symptoms, and history of previous acute diverticulitis. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Fecal microbiota composition in 28 individuals with symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease was characterized by 16S RNA gene amplicon sequencing...
October 27, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082329/a-rare-case-report-of-hydronephrosis-and-acute-kidney-injury-secondary-to-gonadal-vein-thrombosis-in-a-young-male
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Jason M Sandberg, Raymond B Dyer, Majid Mirzazadeh
Background: Gonadal vein thrombosis (GVT) has been reported in association with malignancy and pelvic inflammatory conditions. Patients who develop GVT often require systemic anticoagulation to reduce the risk of pulmonary embolism and other local and distant thromboembolic effects. As the gonadal vein courses from the pelvis toward its outlet in the upper abdomen, its intimate relationship to the ureter in the setting of vascular pathology may pose a risk for urinary obstruction in the adult. We are reporting a rare case of GVT leading to ureteral obstruction and acute kidney injury (AKI) in a young otherwise healthy male and provide a review of similar literature...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075917/predictive-factors-on-ct-imaging-for-progression-of-uncomplicated-into-complicated-acute-diverticulitis
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S T van Dijk, L Daniels, C Y Nio, I Somers, A A W van Geloven, M A Boermeester
PURPOSE: Since outpatient treatment and omitting antibiotics for uncomplicated acute colonic diverticulitis have been proven to be safe in the majority of patients, selection of patients that may not be suited for this treatment strategy becomes an important topic. The aim of this study is to identify computed tomography (CT) imaging predictors for a complicated disease course of initially uncomplicated acute diverticulitis. METHODS: CT imaging from a randomized controlled trial (DIABOLO study) of an observational vs...
October 26, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069019/end-colostomy-diverticulitis-with-parastomal-phlegmon-a-case-report
#14
Mirza Muradbegovic, Pénélope St-Amour, David Martin, David Petermann, Samir Benabidallah, Luca Di Mare
RATIONALE: Acute colonic diverticulitis is a well-known surgical emergency, which occurs in about 10 percent of patients known for diverticulosis. PATIENT CONCERNS: The case of a 77-year-old woman is reported, with past history of abdominoperineal resection with end-colostomy for low rectal adenocarcinoma, and who developed an acute colonic diverticulitis in a subcutaneous portion of colostomy with parastomal phlegmon. DIAGNOSES: Initial computed tomography imaging demonstrated a significant submucosal parietal edema with local fat tissues infiltration in regard of 3 diverticula...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050899/acute-rupture-of-the-left-common-iliac-artery-after-sigmoid-diverticulitis
#15
Romina Frey, Vladimir Makaloski
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October 16, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038965/low-risk-of-complications-in-patients-with-first-time-acute-uncomplicated-diverticulitis
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Abbas Chabok, Kalle Andreasson, Maziar Nikberg
PURPOSE: First-time acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (AUD) has been considered to have an increased risk of complication, but the level of evidence is low. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the risk of complications in patients with first-time AUD and in patients with a history of diverticulitis. METHODS: This paper is a population-based retrospective study at Västmanland's Hospital, Västerås, Sweden, where all patients were identified with a diagnosis of colonic diverticular disease ICD-10 K57...
October 16, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033764/non-meckel-small-intestine-diverticulitis
#17
Shamim Ejaz, Raghu Vikram, John R Stroehlein
Non-Meckel small intestine diverticulitis can have many manifestations and its management is not well-defined. We report 4 unselect cases of small intestine diverticulitis; all patients were seen by the same physician at the Emergency Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center between 1999 and 2014. The median age at diagnosis of these patients was 82 years (range, 76-87 years). All 4 patients presented with acute onset of abdominal pain, and computed tomography scans showed characteristics of small intestine diverticulitis unrelated to cancer...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027327/laparoscopic-ventral-hernia-repair-using-only-5-mm-ports
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Nicholas Bell-Allen, Harriet O'Rourke, Lisa Hong, Nicholas O'Rourke
BACKGROUND: The technique of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair has been evolving since it was first described over 20 years ago. We report a new technique where polyester mesh was back loaded through a 5-mm port site, coming into contact with the skin. This avoids the need for any 10-12-mm ports. METHODS: A prospective database of laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs was examined. A single surgeon performed 344 laparoscopic ventral hernia repairs using this technique over 60 months...
October 12, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021428/changes-in-the-clinical-features-and-long-term-outcomes-of-colonic-diverticulitis-in-japanese-patients
#19
Akira Mizuki, Masayuki Tatemichi, Atsushi Nakazawa, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Hiroshi Nagata, Takanori Kanai
Aim The purpose of this study was to investigate whether changes occurred in the clinical features of acute colonic diverticulitis (ACD) over a period of 10 years, to estimate the long-term probability of disease recurrence and to investigate whether it could be treated in an outpatient setting. Methods Between January 1998 and January 2009, 488 ACD patients were diagnosed and treated in Saiseikai Central Hospital, Tokyo. The diagnoses were made by ultrasonography (US) and/or CT. We investigated the time-dependent changes in the characteristics of patients with ACD, and we used the Kaplan-Meier method to estimate the cumulative probability of recurrence, based on information from a questionnaire...
October 11, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981351/ct-predictors-of-unfavorable-clinical-outcomes-of-acute-right-colonic-diverticulitis
#20
Dong Hwan Kim, Hyuk Jung Kim, Suk Ki Jang, Jae Woo Yeon, Kyung Sook Shin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to retrospectively assess CT predictors of unfavorable outcomes of medical treatment in patients with right colonic diverticulitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of 394 patients with right colonic diverticulitis diagnosed on the basis of CT findings from January 2010 through August 2013, we included 328 (190 men, 138 women; mean age, 41.3 ± 12.6 years) who had undergone medical treatment as inpatients. Two radiologists retrospectively reviewed the following CT findings associated with diverticulitis: number of diverticula per 10 cm of colon; length and thickness of affected colonic wall; diameter of inflamed diverticulum and abscess; presence of pericolic fluid collection, spilled feces, and contained air; and extent of fatty infiltration...
October 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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