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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644321/delayed-traumatic-parasternal-hernia-causes-jejunal-necrosis-a-case-report
#1
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/29627774/acute-lower-limb-ischaemia-secondary-to-intestinal-occlusion
#2
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/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/29581691/transmural-migration-of-gossypiboma-a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdomen
#4
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/29557350/acute-presentation-of-koch-s-abdomen-in-children-our-experience
#5
Basant Kumar, Vijai Dutta Upadhyaya, Sandeep Kumar Rahul, Laxmi Kant Bharti, Ram Nawal Rao, Sheo Kumar
Background: To analyse our experience with acute presentations of abdominal tuberculosis (TB) in children for early diagnosis and management. Materials and Methods: From December 2010 to April 2016, available electronic and operation theatre (OT) records of 17 patients with confirmed diagnosis of abdominal TB were analysed retrospectively. Parameters reviewed were age, sex, presentations, diagnostic investigations, surgery/intervention performed, final outcome and follow-up...
July 2017: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29544236/-rare-clinical-case-of-a-small-intestine-ileus-following-an-invaginated-meckel-s-diverticulum
#6
Claudia Schadow, Hanna Schmidt, Alexander Schorcht, Frank Meyer
MEDICAL HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS:  A 43-year old male patient was admitted because of diffuse abdominal discomfort for two days, which had started in the upper abdomen; medical history, no previous surgical interventions at the abdomen. INVESTIGATIONS:  Gastroscopy and abdominal ultrasound revealed only a mild gastritis. Laboratory parameters: showed only a slight leucocytosis (10 610/µL). On the 1st day of the hospital stay, the patient developed a worsening of the abdominal symptoms with distended abdomen, sounding bowel movements and recurrent vomiting, which were interpreted as acute abdomen by the surgeon on call leading to the indication of a surgical intervention...
March 2018: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533199/eosinophilic-gastroenteritis-and-other-eosinophilic-gut-diseases-distal-to-the-oesophagus
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Marjorie M Walker, Michael Potter, Nicholas J Talley
Under normal physiological conditions, eosinophils are present throughout the gastrointestinal tract distal to the squamous oesophagus. Increases in their numbers signify primary and secondary eosinophilic conditions. The rare primary eosinophilic diseases eosinophilic gastroenteritis and eosinophilic colitis affect fewer than ten in 100 000 people, and are characterised by numerous mucosal eosinophils, distributed in sheets and sometimes extending from the mucosa into the submucosa. Pathogenesis of these diseases is poorly understood, but food allergies and intestinal dysbiosis have been implicated...
April 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380515/acute-hemodialysis-in-a-young-man-with-severe-symptomatic-hyponatremia-and-kidney-injury
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Catherine Courteau, Alex Al Khoury, Rene P Michel, Catherine L Weber
A 35-year-old man presented with severe hypo-osmolar hyponatremia (serum sodium 99 mmol/L), profound nonoliguric renal failure (serum creatinine 1240 μmol/L), and nephrotic range proteinuria. Computed tomography of the abdomen revealed nephromegaly and no obstruction. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) and conventional hemodialysis was initiated. To avoid rapid sodium correction, we prescribed concurrent dialysate flow, a low dialysate sodium concentration, a small surface area dialyzer, and a low blood flow rate...
January 30, 2018: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335010/acute-intestinal-obstruction-due-to-extrinsic-compression-by-previa-myoma-and-ectopic-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Harissou Adamou, Ibrahim Amadou Magagi, Souleymane Oumarou Garba, Oumarou Habou
BACKGROUND: Acute intestinal obstruction during pregnancy is a rare digestive surgical emergency with significant maternal and fetal mortality. Diagnosis is difficult, often delaying the management. Here, we report an exceptional association of mechanical acute intestinal obstruction due to compression by previa uterine leiomyoma, and a ruptured ectopic pregnancy. CASE PRESENTATION: This is the case report of a 43-year-old primiparous black woman from a rural area, who was admitted to the surgical emergency department for acute intestinal obstruction...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207775/axial-torsion-of-meckel-s-diverticulum-a-rare-case-report
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Sandesh Vithal Parab, Pramod Govindrao Salve, Aruna Dahiphale, Rupesh Thakare, Amit Aiwale
Meckel's Diverticulum (MD) is the most common congenital anomaly of gastrointestinal tract, occurring in 2% of the population. It is a true diverticulum and histologically all four intestinal layers are present within MD. There are various complications related to a Meckel's diverticulum, including haemorrhage, intestinal obstruction, inflammation and perforation. Axial torsion followed by gangrene of MD is the rarest of the complications that have been reported. The exact mechanism for torsion is unclear. Preoperative diagnosis of torsion of MD is difficult and often confused with appendicitis as pain is usually localized to right lower quadrant...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207774/a-diagnostic-surprise-for-a-right-iliac-fossa-mass-a-perforated-ileal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
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J Sanjay Prakash, Anita Samraj, G Sabarish Kumar, R Vijai
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours (GISTs) are tumours of the gut found mostly in stomach and small intestine. The complications are Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, obstruction, pain and rarely perforation. We are reporting an abnormal presentation of GIST masquerading as an acute abdomen with Right Iliac Fossa (RIF) mass in 60-year-old lady. Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) of abdomen revealed a peripherally enhancing encapsulated abscess in RIF in close contact with base of caecum and adjacent peritonitis suggesting caecal perforation...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156231/acute-organoaxial-gastric-volvulus-a-massive-problem-with-a-twist-case-report
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Fadi Al Daoud, Gul Sachwani Daswani, Vinu Perinjelil, Tina Nigam
INTRODUCTION: Gastric volvulus (GV) is a rare and life threatening condition if not treated promptly or wrongly diagnosed. The main complication of gastric volvulus is foregut obstruction. The extreme rotation can cut off blood supply to the stomach and even distal organs, which can lead to ischemia and necrosis of the affected area. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of a 41yo female that complained of severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting for approximately 3days after eating a large meal...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095027/the-two-sides-of-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-treatment-conservative-or-surgical-management
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Elvia Johanna Osegueda de Rodríguez, Antonio Carlos Hernández-Villegas, Aurora Elizabeth Serralde-Zúñiga, Ana Luz Del Carmen Reyes-Ramírez
INTRODUCTION: Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a rare condition characterized by vascular compression of the duodenum. There is controversy regarding the optimal treatment. CASE REPORT: In case 1, we describe the case of a 21-year-old woman (body mass index -BMI- 16.9 kg/m2) with high-level obstructive symptoms three months prior, with computed tomography scan (TC) showing a superior mesenteric artery aorta angle (SMAA) of 13º and compression of the third portion of the duodenum (D3), for this reason a nasojejunal tube was placed for enteral feeding...
July 28, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
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/29031177/giant-gastric-lipoma-presenting-as-gi-bleed-enucleation-or-resection
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Salah Termos, Ossama Reslan, Omar Alqabandi, Abdullah AlDuwaisan, Saud Al-Subaie, Khalifa Alyatama, Mohammad Alali, Ahmad AlSaleh
INTRODUCTION: Gastric lipomas are unusual benign lesions and account for less than 1% of all tumours of the stomach and 5% of all gastrointestinal lipomas (Thompson et al.2003; Fernandez et al. 1983 [1,2]). Although predominantly asymptomatic and indolent; they may present with gastric outlet obstruction and upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding owing to size and ulceration. Only a few cases have been reported, presenting large in size with massive GI bleeding (Alcalde Escribano et al...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026834/conservative-approach-to-the-acute-management-of-a-large-mesenteric-cyst
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Billy C Leung, Ruth Sankey, Matteo Fronza, Mohamed Maatouk
Mesenteric cysts are rare, benign gastrointestinal cystic lesions, which are often non-troublesome and present as an incidental radiological finding. However, surgery is often performed in the acute setting to remove lesions that are symptomatic. This report highlights the case of a large, symptomatic mesenteric cyst managed successfully with initial conservative measures followed by planned elective surgery. A 44-year-old female presented with a four-day history of generalised abdominal pain associated with distension, fever, diarrhoea and vomiting...
September 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978602/small-bowel-obstruction-due-to-a-jejunal-enterolith-an-unusual-complication-of-jejunal-diverticulitis
#17
Lalita Malghan, Ashley Uttley, David Scullion
A 91-year-old woman presented with symptoms of acute bowel obstruction supported by clinical findings. A CT of the abdomen was performed which demonstrated jejunal diverticulosis with a single inflamed, wide necked diverticulum. A large enterolith was found to be impacted in the jejunum just distal to the area of inflammation resulting in small bowel obstruction. The patient underwent emergency laparotomy, which confirmed the CT findings. Small bowel resection was performed. The patient had an uneventful postoperative recovery...
October 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953636/colonic-obstruction-caused-by-accessory-spleen-torsion-a-rare-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Chuanzeng Ren, Yongqing Liu, Rongge Cao, Tao Zhao, Dong Chen, Lingli Yao, Zhili Pan
RATIONALE: Accessory spleen torsion is a rare cause of the acute abdomen. The complications of accessory spleen torsion, such as intestinal obstruction, are rarer. We herein report a case of colonic obstruction caused by accessory spleen torsion because of the unusual condition. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 15-year-old patient presented with acute intestinal obstruction with signs of peritoneal irritation. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography examinations revealed a soft tissue mass in the left midabdomen...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944343/closed-perforation-of-gastric-fundus-and-gastric-outlet-obstruction-caused-by-a-giant-gastric-trichobezoar-a-case-report
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Bünyamin Gürbulak, Özgür Seğmen, Taşkın Rakıcı, Kenan Büyükaşık, Mazlum Yavaş
A bezoar is a mass formed because of the accumulation of indigestible material in the stomach and/or small intestine. Bezoars are rare but occasionally occur with acute abdomen findings. Bezoars form as a result of changes in the gastrointestinal system anatomy and physiology and repetitive exposure to the ingested material. These materials can include vegetables with high fiber content (phytobezoars), non-animal origin fats, hair (trichobezoars), or drugs such as anti-acids (pharmobezoars). Gastric bezoars frequently occur after gastric surgery...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927352/an-acute-presentation-of-pediatric-mesenteric-lymphangioma-a-case-report-and-literature-overview
#20
Céline Clement, Rob Snoekx, Pieter Ceulemans, Inez Wyn, Jan Matheï
INTRODUCTION: Lymphangioma accounts for 5% of benign pediatric tumors and less than 1% is located in the abdomen. While mesenteric lymphatic malformation or mesenteric lymphangioma (ML), mostly appears asymptomatic in adults, an acute clinical presentation is seen more often in children. Symptoms can mimic obstruction or peritonitis and diagnosis can therefore be challenging. Imaging studies are performed to exclude other causes of obstruction or peritonitis. Diagnosis of ML is always made by histology...
September 19, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
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