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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900227/urachal-cyst-causing-small-bowel-obstruction-in-an-adult-with-a-virgin-abdomen
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Michael P O'Leary, Zane W Ashman, David S Plurad, Dennis Y Kim
Introduction. A patent urachus is a rare congenital or acquired pathology, which can lead to complications later in life. We describe a case of urachal cystitis as the etiology of small bowel obstruction in an adult without prior intra-abdominal surgery. Case Report. A 64-year-old male presented to the acute care surgery team with a 5-day history of right lower quadrant abdominal pain, distention, nausea, and vomiting. He had a two-month history of urinary retention and his past medical history was significant for benign prostate hyperplasia...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899069/gastric-dilatation-and-intestinal-obstruction-mimicking-acute-coronary-syndrome-with-dynamic-electrocardiographic-changes
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H M M T B Herath, Anne Thushara Matthias, B S D P Keragala, W A E Udeshika, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: ST elevation myocardial infarction is a medical emergency and the electrocardiogram is a part of the mainstay in the initial diagnosis. A variety of non-cardiac conditions have been known to mimic the electrocardiographic changes seen in acute coronary syndrome. We present a patient presenting with acute partial intestinal obstruction causing gastric distension and intestinal dilatation who also had dynamic electrocardiographic changes, mimicking anterior ST elevation myocardial infarction...
November 29, 2016: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898351/a-case-report-of-small-bowel-obstruction-secondary-to-congenital-peritoneal-band-in-adult
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Yahmadi Abdelwahed, Rebii Saber, Ben Ismail Imen, Zenaidi Hakim, Zoghlami Ayoub
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is common in adult surgical procedures, mainly due to postoperative adhesions. Acute SBO in adults without history of abdominal surgery, trauma or clinical hernia is less common and has various etiologies. Congenital band is an extremely rare cause. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a two-day history of abdominal pain and bilious vomiting. He had no history of abdominal surgery or any other medical problems...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884883/bilateral-ureteric-obstruction-during-in-vitro-fertilisation-therapy-in-a-patient-with-complex-surgically-managed-crohn-s-disease
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Christopher Charles Khoo, Nikhil Ahluwalia, Jan Grace, Arun Sahai
A 37-year-old woman receiving in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment presented with lethargy, fevers and anuria. Her background included complex surgically managed Crohn's disease and mild right-sided hydronephrosis (with no evidence of obstruction on MAG3 renogram). On examination, she had a distended abdomen with generalised tenderness. Blood tests revealed an acute kidney injury and confirmed sepsis. She was found to have bilateral ureteric obstruction with worsening of the right-sided hydronephrosis and new-onset left-sided hydronephrosis secondary to bilateral ovarian masses, diagnosed as mild ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872936/clinics-in-diagnostic-imaging-171-caecal-volvulus-with-underlying-intestinal-malrotation
#5
Su Kai Gideon Ooi, Tien Jin Tan, James Chi Yong Ngu
A 46-year-old Chinese woman with a history of cholecystectomy and appendicectomy presented to the emergency department with symptoms of intestinal obstruction. Physical examination revealed central abdominal tenderness but no clinical features of peritonism. Plain radiography of the abdomen revealed a grossly distended large bowel loop with the long axis extending from the right lower abdomen toward the epigastrium, and an intraluminal air-fluid level. These findings were suspicious for an acute caecal volvulus, which was confirmed on subsequent contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis...
November 2016: Singapore Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865147/appendicitis-as-a-rare-cause-of-mechanical-small-bowel-obstruction-a-literature-review-of-case-reports
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Ondřej Malý, Jiří Páral
INTRODUCTION: Although bowel paralysis accompanying acute appendicitis is well known, mechanical bowel obstruction as a direct consequence of appendicitis remains a rare, but potentially life-threatening, acute abdomen. The aim of our literature review was to find all documented cases of this particular complication and compare them with our own case study. METHODS: We searched the PubMed database for relevant articles published from 1963 to 2015. The study included patients for whom direct links between appendicitis and strangulation of the terminal ileum were found, and for which the disease course had been documented in detail...
October 31, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826375/metastatic-breast-carcinoma-to-the-coronaries-a-rare-cause-of-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Nicholas Bhojwani, Alok Harwani, Jason B Hartman, Sasan Partovi, Robert C Gilkeson
A 63-year-old female with a history of invasive ductal breast carcinoma presented to the emergency department with symptoms characteristic of myocardial infarction. Electrocardiography showed sinus tachycardia and ST elevations in leads II, III, and aVF, consistent with inferior wall myocardial infarction. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis with intravenous contrast demonstrated widespread intrathoracic metastatic disease. Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with contrast revealed obstruction of the left ventricular (LV) outflow tract by an LV mass...
September 2016: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815994/traumatic-jejunal-hematoma-in-childhood-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Noura Al-Zarouni, Labib Al-Ozaibi, Ali Khammas, Nusaiba Al-Suwaidi, Alya Al-Mazroui, Faisal Al-Badri
INTRODUCTION: Intramural jejunal hematoma is a very rare condition with only few cases reported in the literature. It rarely occurs spontaneously, and is mostly seen in hemophiliac patients and is also associated with abdominal trauma. It occurs more commonly in children than in adults and can present with features of intestinal obstruction. CASE PRESENTATION: A 10year old boy presented with features of intestinal obstruction. He sustained a blunt abdominal trauma two days prior to presentation...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807019/abdominal-tuberculosis-an-old-disease-surprising-young-doctors
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Marta David Sousa, Joana Batista, Patricia Pacheco, Vitor Nunes
Tuberculosis remains a worldwide public health concern. Atypical extrapulmonary presentations may delay the diagnosis and treatment. We present the case of an adult woman admitted to the emergency department with bowel obstruction. The putative intraoperative diagnostic hypothesis was ovarian cancer with peritoneal dissemination. Histopathological analysis showed a chronic granulomatous inflammatory disease with acid-fast bacilli. The patient was started on an alternative parenteral antituberculosis drug combination until oral feeding was available...
November 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805997/this-too-shall-pass-a-study-of-ingested-sharp-foreign-bodies
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Kirellos R Zamary, James W Davis, Emily E Ament, Rachel C Dirks, John E Garry
BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal foreign body (GFB) ingestion is a common problem and often results in surgical consultation. Current literature is limited to case reports and fails to provide data regarding the management of sharp GFB ingestion. We hypothesized that patients who ingest sharp objects rarely have perforation or obstruction requiring surgical intervention. METHODS: Patients presenting with GFBs from 1/05-12/15 at a level 1 trauma center with an acute care surgery program were retrospectively reviewed...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765806/perforated-jejunal-diverticulum-a-rare-case-of-acute-abdomen
#11
Rishabh Sehgal, Cherry X Cheung, Tristram Hills, Aqueel Waris, Donagh Healy, Tahir Khan
Jejunal pseudo-diverticulosis is a rare acquired herniation of the mucosa and submucosa through weakened areas of the muscularis mucosa of the mesenteric aspect of the bowel. They are asymptomatic in the majority of cases; however, they can present with a wide spectrum of non-specific symptoms such as chronic abdominal discomfort, postprandial flatulence, diarrhoea, malabsorption and steattorhoea. In up to 15% of cases, more serious acute complications may arise such as the development of intestinal obstruction, haemorrhage or as in our case, localized peritonitis secondary to perforation...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757210/a-man-with-dilated-superficial-abdominal-veins-a-clinical-presentation-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma
#12
Khalid Hamid Changal, Sheikh Shoaib Altaf, Adnan Raina
BACKGROUND: The clinical presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) varies tremendously depending upon the type of lymphoma and the areas of involvement. NHL can rarely present as an abdominal mass compressing the inferior vena cava. The clinical presentation due to obstruction of inferior vena cava has often been called the inferior vena cava syndrome (IVCS). It can present acutely or chronically. CASE PRESENTATION: A 35-year-old male presented with 3 months history of fever, anorexia, weight loss and abdominal discomfort...
2016: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629952/acute-small-bowel-obstruction-and-small-bowel-perforation-as-a-clinical-debut-of-intestinal-endometriosis-a-report-of-four-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Angel Torralba-Morón, Maria Urbanowicz, Carolina Ibarrola-De Andres, Guadalupe Lopez-Alonso, Francisco Colina-Ruizdelgado, Juan-Manuel Guerra-Vales
Endometriosis is a quite common pathology, however, intestinal endometriosis is a rare condition, which typically occurs with chronic symptoms. Its acute presentation is very infrequent. We herein report four cases of intestinal endometriosis, in which the clinical debut occurred acutely: two as an acute small bowel obstruction and two as a small bowel perforation. None of the cases had a preoperative diagnosis of endometriosis. The interest of these cases lies in this exceptional form of presentation, such as a surgical acute abdomen...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27591552/prognostic-value-of-tissue-transition-projection-3d-transparent-wall-ct-reconstructions-in-bowel-ischemia
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Marco Moschetta, Arnaldo Scardapane, Michele Telegrafo, Nicola Maria Lucarelli, Valentina Lorusso, Giuseppe Angelelli, Amato Antonio Stabile Ianora
BACKGROUND: Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) represents the gold standard in patients with acute abdomen syndrome and suspected bowel ischemia. It provides a correct diagnosis and contributes to appropriate treatment planning. This study aims to evaluate the role of 3D Tissue Transition Projection (TTP) transparent wall CT reconstruction for detecting the degree of bowel dilatation and to correlate this finding with the aetiology and prognosis in patients affected by mesenteric infarction...
August 31, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27579423/perinephric-hematoma-and-hemorrhagic-shock-as-a-rare-presentation-for-an-acutely-obstructive-ureteral-stone-with-forniceal-rupture-a-case-report
#15
Firas G Petros, Debra L Zynger, Geoffrey N Box, Ketul K Shah
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous perinephric hematoma (SPH) secondary to a forniceal rupture as the first presenting sign for an obstructive ureteral stone in a patient without history of urolithiasis has not been described previously. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 70-year-old Caucasian male patient who presented to our emergency room with fever, altered mental status, and left flank pain. He had a temperature of 103.3°F, tachycardia, but stable blood pressure. He had left flank tenderness...
2016: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578040/an-overview-of-kidney-stone-imaging-techniques
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Wayne Brisbane, Michael R Bailey, Mathew D Sorensen
Kidney stone imaging is an important diagnostic tool and initial step in deciding which therapeutic options to use for the management of kidney stones. Guidelines provided by the American College of Radiology, American Urological Association, and European Association of Urology differ regarding the optimal initial imaging modality to use to evaluate patients with suspected obstructive nephrolithiasis. Noncontrast CT of the abdomen and pelvis consistently provides the most accurate diagnosis but also exposes patients to ionizing radiation...
November 2016: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27511377/acute-gastrointestinal-manifestation-of-situs-inversus-abdominus
#17
K M Brown, J S Gundara, A Mittal
PURPOSE: Whilst situs inversus is associated with intestinal malrotation and volvulus particularly in infants, this is the first known report of acute intestinal obstruction in an adult patient with a situs anomaly specifically due to a congenital transmesenteric hernia. CASE: A 54-year-old woman presented with a 12-h history of progressive abdominal pain. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed an incidental finding of situs inversus abdominus, ischemic small bowel obstruction and a potential occlusive thrombus of the superior mesenteric artery...
August 10, 2016: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27503323/takotsubo-syndrome-as-a-cause-of-false-acute-abdomen-in-the-early-postoperative-period-after-bariatric-surgery-a-report-of-two-cases
#18
Fabio Viegas, Carla Viegas, Enio França, Klaus Kleuser, Fernando de Barros
Takotsubo syndrome, also known as broken-heart syndrome, stress-induced cardiomyopathy or transient apical ballooning syndrome, is a transient disorder characterized by segmental left ventricular failure in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease. Most cases of Takotsubo syndrome are caused by acute stress that leads to a sudden, temporary weakening of the cardiac musculature. This stress triggers a rise in circulating catecholamine levels that results in acute ventricular dysfunction. In this report, we describe two cases of Takotsubo syndrome in the early postoperative period after bariatric surgery...
October 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468181/anorectal-emergencies
#19
Varut Lohsiriwat
Anorectal emergencies refer to anorectal disorders presenting with some alarming symptoms such as acute anal pain and bleeding which might require an immediate management. This article deals with the diagnosis and management of common anorectal emergencies such as acutely thrombosed external hemorrhoid, thrombosed or strangulated internal hemorrhoid, bleeding hemorrhoid, bleeding anorectal varices, anal fissure, irreducible or strangulated rectal prolapse, anorectal abscess, perineal necrotizing fasciitis (Fournier gangrene), retained anorectal foreign bodies and obstructing rectal cancer...
July 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27452941/an-unexpected-discovery
#20
Samantha Mc Kenzie Stancu, Bogdan Aurelian Popescu, Mircea Beuran
Meckel's Diverticulum is the most common congenital malformation of the gastrointestinal tract with a prevalence of 2 % in the general population, being twice as common and symptomatic in males. Not seldom is the diagnosis made incidentally, upon laparotomy for other intra-abdominal conditions, namely acute appendicitis. Simple Diverticulectomy is the surgical treatment of choice. We present the case of S.M., a 38 year-old male who was admitted to the Surgery Department of the Bucharest Clinical Emergency Hospital for sudden onset of initially periumbilical pain, which later migrated and localized in the right iliac fossa (RIF) accompanied by vomiting after the onset of pain, approximately 24 hours prior to admission...
May 2016: Chirurgia
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