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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281481/a-novel-method-of-minimally-invasive-rectus-abdominis-muscle-flap-harvest-laparoscopic-surgeons-take-note
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Tabish Aijaz, Dhruv Singhal, Sanda A Tan, Atif Iqbal
The rectus abdominis muscle (RAM) is a workhorse flap to fill or repair abdominal defects. A drawback of an open RAM harvest is donor site morbidity, and minimally invasive techniques for flap harvesting have been previously proposed but involve vertical division of the rectus fascia. We present a case of a 52-year-old woman with a recurrent rectovaginal fistula in a radiated field treated with a laparoscopic low anterior resection with simultaneous RAM flap harvest utilising a single Pfannenstiel incision...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28278560/hepatogastric-fistula-as-a-rare-complication-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Kyu Won Lee, Hee Yeon Kim, Chang Wook Kim, Young Ki Kim, Ohbeom Kwon, Min Ah Kim, Youngyun Cho, Keungmo Yang
Hepatogastric fistula following a pyogenic liver abscess is extremely rare, and only a handful of cases have been reported. An 88-year-old female presented with generalized weakness, fever and chills. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a 5cm-sized hypodense lesion with internal septa in the left lateral section of the liver. Due to initial suspicion of early liver abscess, she was treated with empirical intravenous antibiotics. Initially, aspiration or drainage of the liver abscess was not performed due to immature lesion characteristics...
March 9, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271435/adalimumab-therapy-in-a-patient-with-crohn-s-disease-with-a-giant-pelvic-paraganglioma-after-chemotherapy
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Tsutomu Mizoshita, Masashi Ando, Hiroyuki Sagawa, Yoshinori Mori, Takahito Katano, Keiji Ozeki, Satoshi Tanida, Yasuyuki Okamoto, Takaya Shimura, Eiji Kubota, Hiromi Kataoka, Takeshi Kamiya, Takashi Joh
A 23-year-old man was diagnosed with a giant pelvic paraganglioma in September 2013, and a 6-month chemotherapy course was performed. The chemotherapy resulted in stable disease of the tumor for about 1 year. However, in April 2015, the patient complained of fever and diarrhea of more than ten times a day. Endoscopy showed serpiginous (snake-like) ulcers in the cecum, ascending, descending, and sigmoid colons, with granulomas without caseation histologically. The patient was diagnosed with the active stage of Crohn's disease (CD) in June 2015...
March 7, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261702/pseudoaneurysm-of-the-splenic-artery-an-uncommon-cause-of-delayed-hemorrhage-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#4
Radu Dumitru, Ana Carbunaru, Mugur Grasu, Mihai Toma, Mihnea Ionescu, Traian Dumitrascu
Delayed post-pancreatectomy hemorrhage (PPH) is a relatively uncommon, but feared, complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). A splenic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare cause of delayed PPH after a PD. This paper describes the case of a patient with PD used to treat a distal bile duct cholangiocarcinoma complicated with a clinically significant pancreatic fistula and secondary intraabdominal abscess. Computed tomography-guided drainage of the abscess was performed with an apparently favourable outcome; the patient was discharged on postoperative day (POD) 35 and the abdominal drains were removed on POD 50...
November 2016: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255551/multiple-perforations-and-fistula-formation-following-corticosteroid-administration-a-case-report
#5
Jing-Ni He, Zhong Tian, Xu Yao, Hang-Yu Li, Yun Yu, Yuan Liu, Jin-Gang Liu
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small- and medium-sized-vessel vasculitis. The literature contains only a few reports of gastrointestinal perforation with this condition. We report a patient with EPGA treated with high-dose steroid who underwent emergency surgery for intestinal perforations. We performed a simple repair of the 11 perforations. Intestinal fistulas developed 8 d postoperatively; they healed well after 60 d of continuous washing and negative pressure suction...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229301/safety-and-efficacy-of-postoperative-pharmacologic-thromboprophylaxis-with-enoxaparin-after-pancreatic-surgery
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Hajime Imamura, Tomohiko Adachi, Amane Kitasato, Takayuki Tanaka, Akihiko Soyama, Masaaki Hidaka, Fumihiko Fujita, Mitsuhisa Takatsuki, Tamotsu Kuroki, Susumu Eguchi
PURPOSE: Pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis is recommended for preventing pulmonary embolism according to some abdominal surgery guidelines. However, few reports have so far described pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis after pancreatic surgery. In addition, concern remains regarding postoperative bleeding due to pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis. We investigated the safety and efficacy of enoxaparin, a low-molecular-weight heparin, as postoperative pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis after pancreatic surgery...
February 22, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226350/-value-of-endoscopy-application-in-the-management-of-complications-after-radical-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer
#7
Yiqun Zhang, Pinghong Zhou
Endoscopy plays an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of postoperative complications of gastric cancer. Endoscopic intervention can avoid the second operation and has attracted wide attention. Early gastric anastomotic bleeding after gastrectomy is the most common. With the development of technology, emergency endoscopy and endoscopic hemostasis provide a new treatment approach. According to the specific circumstances, endoscopists can choose metal clamp to stop bleeding, electrocoagulation hemostasis, local injection of epinephrine or sclerotherapy agents, and spraying specific hemostatic agents...
February 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225051/low-muscle-mass-at-initiation-of-anti-tnf-therapy-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-associated-with-early-treatment-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
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D Q Holt, P Varma, B J G Strauss, A S Rajadurai, G T Moore
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Delayed treatment failure occurs in a significant proportion of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) antagonists. Identification of predictors of loss of response (LOR) may help to optimize therapy. We sought to determine whether body composition parameters at the commencement of anti-TNF therapy were associated with earlier treatment failure. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 68 patients who had undergone cross-sectional abdominal imaging coincident with the commencement of anti-TNF drugs...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197671/-rectal-perforation-a%C3%A2-rare-complication-following-radiotherapy
#9
M Binnebösel, A Lambertz, C D Klink, U P Neumann
BACKGROUND: Radiotherapy in the treatment of prostate cancer is well established. Intestinal complications following radiotherapy are divided into acute and chronic toxicity. Chronic complications like perforation and fistula formation to the rectum are rare and difficult to treat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In case of chronic radiotherapy complications and particularly chronic fistula formation to the rectum, evidence is low. Therefore, an overview of the available literature of surgical therapy strategies is given...
February 14, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163172/endovascular-management-of-para-prosthetic-aortocaval-fistula-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#10
Claudio Bianchini Massoni, Giulia Rossi, Tiziano Tecchio, Paolo Perini, Antonio Freyrie
The aim of this article is to report a case of asymptomatic para-anastomotic aortocaval fistula (ACF) treated by endovascular aortic repair, and to review data of the literature on arteriovenous fistulae secondary to abdominal aortic surgery. A 78-year-old male complained of worsening pain in the right lower limb since 2 months. He presented a history of right femoropopliteal bypass for peripheral arterial occlusive disease and elective surgical treatment for a non-ruptured infrarenal aortic aneurysm (Dacron tube graft)...
February 3, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162214/-the-role-of-hong-s-single-stitch-duct-to-mucosa-pancreaticojejunostomy-in-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#11
D F Hong, Y H Liu, Y H Zhang, Y C Wang, Z M Wang, W D Wu, G L Shen, J G Zhang, W Zhang, J Cheng, S Y Peng
Objective: To investigate the role of "Hong's single-stitch duct to mucosa pancreaticojejunostomy(HSDMP)" in laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD). Methods: The clinical data including perioperative and short-term outcomes of 51 cases of LPD with HSDMP which performed in Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital(33 cases) and Frist Clinical Hospital of Jilin University(18 cases) between April and October 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. There were 31 male patients and 20 female patients. The mean age was(59±11)years...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135678/curative-resection-for-locally-advanced-sigmoid-colon-cancer-using-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-with-folfox-plus-panitumumab-a-case-report
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Kenji Tomizawa, Yuji Miura, Yudai Fukui, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Jin Moriyama, Naoko Inoshita, Yukinori Ozaki, Toshimi Takano, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi
INTRODUCTION: FOLFOX and panitumumab combined chemotherapy plays an important role for metastatic colorectal cancer. However the usefulness of this regimen for neoadjuvant therapy is unclear. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man with abdominal pain and pneumaturia was diagnosed with RAS wild-type sigmoid colon cancer with urinary bladder invasion and colovesical fistulas. Because the cancer was considered to be unresectable, a transverse-loop colostomy was performed. Colonoscopy and computed tomography revealed a marked reduction in the size of the primary tumor after six courses of FOLFOX4 (oxaliplatin, leucovorin, and 5-fluorouracil) plus panitumumab...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112814/randomized-clinical-trial-of-duct-to-mucosa-pancreaticogastrostomy-versus-handsewn-closure-after-distal-pancreatectomy
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K Uemura, S Satoi, F Motoi, M Kwon, M Unno, Y Murakami
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) remains a major cause of morbidity after distal pancreatectomy. The aim of this study was to investigate whether duct-to-mucosa pancreaticogastrostomy of the pancreatic stump decreased clinical POPF formation compared with handsewn closure after distal pancreatectomy. METHODS: This multicentre RCT was performed between April 2012 and June 2014. Patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy were assigned randomly to either duct-to-mucosa pancreaticogastrostomy or handsewn closure...
January 23, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105625/-efficacy-of-over-the-scope-clip-for-gastrointestinal-fistula
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Gefei Wang, Zhiming Wang, Xiuwen Wu, Yanqing Diao, Yunzhao Zhao, Jianan Ren, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To explore the efficacy of over-the-scope clip (OTSC) in the treatment of gastrointestinal fistula. METHODS: Clinical data of 12 gastrointestinal fistula patients, including 3 internal fistula and 9 external fistula treated with OTSC in our institute from March 2015 to May 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. OTSC was performed when pus was drained thoroughly and intra-abdominal infection around gastrointestinal fistula was controlled, and each patient received one clip to close fistula...
January 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099974/temporary-vacuum-assisted-closure-of-the-open-abdomen-in-neonates
#15
Kengo Hattori, Alp Numanoglu, Sharon Cox
Introduction The need for open abdomen in the treatment of severely ill neonates will increase in time as more complex abdominal procedures are undertaken. However, the experience of temporary closure of an open abdomen using vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system is still relatively limited in premature and term neonates. The aim of this study is to describe and review our experience in the use of temporary VAC of the open abdomen for neonates with varying pathological processes. Materials and Methods A retrospective folder review of all neonates treated with VAC for open abdomen over the study period of 2010 to 2014 at our institution was performed...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093615/the-open-abdomen-route-by-eurahs-introduction-of-the-data-set-and-initial-results-of-procedures-and-procedure-related-complications
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A Willms, F Muysoms, C Güsgen, R Schwab, J Lock, S Schaaf, C Germer, I Richardsen, U Dietz
INTRODUCTION: Open abdomen management has become a well-established strategy in the treatment of serious intra-abdominal pathologies. Key objectives are fistula prevention and high fascial closure rates. The current level of evidence on laparostoma is insufficient. This is due to the rareness of laparostomas, the heterogeneity of study cohorts, and broad diversity of techniques. Collecting data in a standardised, multicentre registry is necessary to draw up evidence-based guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In order to improve the level of evidence on laparostomy, CAMIN (surgical working group for military and emergency surgery) of DGAV (German Society for General and Visceral Surgery), initiated the implementation of a laparostomy registry...
April 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058018/factors-associated-with-surgery-in-patients-with-intra-abdominal-fistulizing-crohn-s-disease
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Shaul Yaari, Ariel Benson, Eyal Aviran, Naama Lev Cohain, Ran Oren, Jacob Sosna, Eran Israeli
AIM: To characterize radiological and clinical factors associated with subsequent surgical intervention in Crohn's disease (CD) patients with intra-abdominal fistulae. METHODS: From a cohort of 1244 CD patients seen over an eight year period (2006 to 2014), 126 patients were identified as having intra-abdominal fistulae, and included in the study. Baseline patient information was collected from the medical records. Imaging studies were assessed for: anatomic type and number of fistulae; diameter of the inflammatory conglomerate; length of diseased bowel; presence of a stricture with pre-stenotic dilatation; presence of an abscess; lymphadenopathy; and the degree of bowel enhancement...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043693/preoperative-biliary-stenting-versus-operation-first-in-jaundiced-patients-due-to-malignant-lesions-in-the-pancreatic-head-a-meta-analysis-of-current-literature
#18
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Florian Scheufele, Stephan Schorn, Ihsan Ekin Demir, Mine Sargut, Elke Tieftrunk, Lenika Calavrezos, Carsten Jäger, Helmut Friess, Güralp Onur Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: Obstructive jaundice is a common presenting symptom among patients with pancreatic cancer. While benefits of preoperative biliary drainage have been suggested by previous studies, recent evidence has shown no significant improvements of preoperative biliary drainage on the postoperative outcome but rather an increase of complications. There is no clear consensus on whether to treat malignant obstructive jaundice with preoperative biliary drainage prior to operative intervention or to proceed directly to resection...
December 30, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034703/hybrid-treatment-expanding-the-armamentarium-for-infected-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-and-iliac-aneurysms
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Kichang Han, Do Yun Lee, Man-Deuk Kim, Sak Lee, Jong Yun Won, Joon Ho Kwon, Donghoon Choi, Young-Guk Ko
PURPOSE: To investigate safety and efficacy of hybrid treatment for infected aortic and iliac aneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between July 2007 and May 2011, hybrid treatment was performed in 6 male patients (mean age, 67.7 y; range, 57-76 y). Hybrid treatment consisted of extraanatomic bypass (EAB) and isolation of infected aneurysm with vascular plugs. Aneurysms were divided into primary and secondary infected aneurysms. Primary infected aneurysm refers to an aneurysm arising from bacterial infection of the native arterial wall; secondary infected aneurysm refers to infection involving an aneurysm that was previously treated with graft placement...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028982/secondary-aortoenteric-fistula-after-abdominal-aortic-graft-implementation-in-our-own-material
#20
Jan Gnus, Stanisław Ferenc, Magdalena Kościelna, Małgorzata Paprocka-Borowicz, Piotr Dawidczyk, Małgorzata Dziewiszek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: Secondary aortoenteric fistula is a rare but severe complication occurring after abdominal aortic graft implementation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to review the clinical presentation, diagnosis and postoperative course of patients with aortoenteric fistulas following vascular operations on the abdominal aorta in the years 2000-2014. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Among all the patients treated in our center, during a 10-year period, aortoenteric fistulas were observed in 24 cases...
November 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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