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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054134/ultrasonographic-evidence-of-gatekeeper%C3%A2-prosthesis-migration-in-patients-treated-for-faecal-incontinence-a-case-series
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F de la Portilla, M L Reyes-Díaz, M V Maestre, R M Jiménez-Rodríguez, A M García-Cabrera, J M Vázquez-Monchul, J M Díaz-Pavón, F C Padillo-Ruiz
BACKGROUND: Faecal incontinence (FI) is both a medical and social problem, with an underestimated incidence. For patients with internal anal sphincter damage, implantation of biomaterial in the anal canal is a recognised treatment option. One such material, Gatekeeper™, has previously shown promising short- and medium-term results without any major complications, including displacement. The main aim of the present study is to assess the degree to which displacement of Gatekeeper prostheses may occur and to determine whether this is associated with patient outcomes...
January 4, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006721/wide-local-excision-for-anal-gist-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Mohamed Azzaza, Houssem Ammar, Nihed Abdessayed, Rahul Gupta, Mohamed Said Nakhli, Amine Chhaider, Nafis Abdennaceur, Ali Ben Ali
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are tumors of mesenchymal origin commonly detected in stomach and small bowel. GIST arising primarily from the anal canal is extremely rare. Due to the malignant potential, these tumors are treated with radical surgery like abdominoperineal resection. But with the advent of imatinib therapy and a better understanding of the tumor biology, some cases have been successfully treated with wide local excision. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of a 70-year-old lady presenting with a 2cm mass in the anal canal...
December 2, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997384/rectal-perforation-during-defecography-extraluminal-barium-impaction-removed-by-tem-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery
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Gaetano Gallo, Giuseppe Clerico, Roberta Tutino, Emilia De Luca, Alberto Realis Luc, Mario Trompetto
AIM: Defecography is the standard diagnostic technique for the diagnosis of functional disorders of the posterior pelvic compartment. However it has some limits as radiation exposure, low-contrast resolution, some degrees of embarrassment and discomfort for the patients. Furthermore it often fails to directly visualize the changes that affect the pararectal space. Here we present a never described case of rectal perforation after defecography with barium impaction removed by TEM (Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery)...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980522/ultrasound-imaging-in-urogynecology-state-of-the-art-2016
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Michał Bogusiewicz
The role of ultrasound imaging in urogynecology is not clearly defined. Despite significant developments in visualization techniques and interpretation of images, pelvic ultrasound is still more a tool for research than for clinical practice. Structures of the lower genitourinary tract and pelvic floor can be visualized from different approaches: transperineal, introital, transvaginal, abdominal or endoanal. According to contemporary guidelines and recommendations, the role of ultrasound in urogynecology is limited to the measurement of post-void residue...
November 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943527/three-dimensional-endoanal-ultrasound-is-accurate-and-reproducible-in-determining-type-and-height-of-anal-fistulae
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M Kołodziejczak, G A Santoro, A Obcowska, Z Lorenc, M Mańczak, I Sudoł-Szopińska
AIM: Surgical treatment of high anal fistulae is associated with potential risk of faecal incontinence and recurrence. The primary aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound (3D-EAUS) in the assessment of height and type of anal fistulae, compared to the intraoperative findings (gold standard). The secondary aim was to evaluate the inter-observer reproducibility of 3D-EAUS. METHODS: The study design was a prospective analysis of retrospective data...
December 10, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943520/evaluation-of-anatomical-and-functional-results-of-overlapping-anal-sphincter-repair-with-or-without-the-injection-of-bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-a-case-control-study
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W W Khafagy, M M El-Said, W M Thabet, S E-S Aref, W Omar, S H Emile, H Elfeki, M S El-Ghonemy, M T El-Shobaky
AIM: Overlapping anal sphincter repair (OASR) is used for treatment of faecal incontinence due to an external anal sphincter (EAS) defect; however, it is not the optimal treatment as its functional results tend to deteriorate significantly with time. The present study aimed to evaluate the effect of local injection of bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) on the outcome of OASR. METHOD: We compared a prospective group of 20 patients with EAS defect who were managed with OASR and BMAC injection (group I) with a historical control group of an equal number of patients managed with OASR alone (group II)...
January 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887713/magnetic-resonance-imaging-correlation-to-intraoperative-findings%C3%A2-of-deeply-infiltrative-endometriosis
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Traci E Ito, Elias D Abi Khalil, Myles Taffel, Gaby N Moawad
OBJECTIVE: To show characteristics of deeply infiltrative endometriosis (DIE) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and how they correlate with intraoperative findings. DESIGN: Overview of still and dynamic MRI images of four different patients with DIE. We then used videos from their surgeries to highlight the appearance of endometriosis corresponding to these images (educational video). SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Four different patients with DIE were included in this video...
November 22, 2016: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886434/integrated-total-pelvic-floor-ultrasound-in-pelvic-floor-defaecatory-dysfunction
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Alison J Hainsworth, Deepa Solanki, Ahmed Hamad, Samantha J Morris, Alexis M P Schizas, Andrew B Williams
INTRODUCTION: Imaging for pelvic floor defaecatory dysfunction includes defaecation proctography. Integrated total pelvic floor ultrasound (transvaginal, transperineal, endoanal) may be an alternative. This study assesses ultrasound accuracy for detection of rectocoele, intussusception, enterocoele and dyssynergy compared with defaecation proctography, and determines if ultrasound can predict symptoms and findings on proctography. Treatment is examined. METHODS: The images of 323 women who underwent integrated total pelvic floor ultrasound and defaecation proctography between 2011 and 2014 were blindly reviewed...
November 24, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752279/radiological-assessment-of-anal-cancer-an-overview-and-update
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Alfonso Reginelli, Luca Roberto, Francesco Granata, Daniela Rega, Antonio Rotondo, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Anal cancer is uncommon neoplasm with an incidence of 2 new cases per 100,000 per year in the USA, accounting approximately 0.4 % of all tumors and 2.5 % of gastrointestinal malignancies. An early detection of the anal cancer is crucial for the patient management, whereas the diagnosis at an early stage allows conservative management with sphincter sparing, on the contrary a delays in diagnosis might lead to an advance cancer stage at presentation with worst survival. According to National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Anal Carcinoma guidelines the patients should be subjected to a careful clinical examination, including a digital rectal examination (DRE), an anoscopic examination, and palpation of inguinal nodes...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730818/accuracy-of-integrated-total-pelvic-floor-ultrasound-compared-to-defaecatory-mri-in-females-with-pelvic-floor-defaecatory-dysfunction
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Alison J Hainsworth, Sophie A Pilkington, Catherine Grierson, Elizabeth Rutherford, Alexis M P Schizas, Karen P Nugent, Andrew B Williams
OBJECTIVE: Defaecatory MRI allows multicompartmental assessment of defaecatory dysfunction but is often inaccessible. Integrated total pelvic floor ultrasound (transperineal, transvaginal, endoanal) may provide a cheap, portable alternative. The accuracy of total pelvic floor ultrasound for anatomical abnormalities when compared with defaecatory MRI was assessed. METHODS: The dynamic images from 68 females who had undergone integrated total pelvic floor ultrasound and defaecatory MRI between 2009 and 2015 were blindly reviewed...
December 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27706453/is-digital-rectal-exam-reliable-in-grading-anal-sphincter-defects
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Marcelo de Melo Andrade Coura, Silvana Marques Silva, Romulo Medeiros de Almeida, Miles Castedo Forrest, João Batista Sousa
Background: Anal sphincter tone is routinely assessed by digital rectal examination in patients with fecal incontinence, although its accuracy in detecting sphincter defects or separating competent from incompetent muscles has not been established. Objective: In this setting, we aimed to evaluate the accuracy of digital rectal examination in grading anal defects in order to separate small from extensive cases as depicted on 3D endoanal ultrasound, using a scoring sphincter defect and correlate anal tone to anal pressures...
October 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643513/over-diagnosis-and-rising-rates-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-oasis-time-for-reappraisal
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Dimos Sioutis, Ranee Thakar, Abdul H Sultan
OBJECTIVES: To identify the accuracy of clinically diagnosed OASIS using 3D endoanal ultrasound and compare symptoms and anal manometry measurements between those whose anal sphincters were adequately repaired to those who had persistent anal sphincter defects. METHODS: The endoanal scan images of women who sustained OASIS and attended the perineal clinic over a 10 year period (2003 - 2013) were re-analysed from data entered prospectively of women with clinically diagnosed and repaired OASIS...
September 19, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613623/residual-defects-after-repair-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-and-pelvic-floor-muscle-strength-are-related-to-anal-incontinence-symptoms
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Cristina Ros Cerro, Eva Martínez Franco, Giulio Aniello Santoro, Maria José Palau, Pawel Wieczorek, Montserrat Espuña-Pons
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim was to analyze the correlation between residual anal sphincter (AS) defects and pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength on anal incontinence (AI) in patients with a history of obstetric AS injuries (OASIS). METHODS: From September 2012 to February 2015, an observational study was conducted on a cohort of females who underwent repair of OASIS intrapartum. The degree of OASIS was scored intrapartum according to Sultan's classification...
September 9, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27570429/prospective-evaluation-of-a-new-device-for-the-treatment-of-anal-fistulas
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Carlo Ratto, Francesco Litta, Lorenza Donisi, Angelo Parello
AIM: To evaluate the safety of the implantation of a new device for the treatment of anal fistulas. The short-term clinical efficacy was also assessed. METHODS: This study took place at a tertiary care university hospital. Patients with a complex anal fistula of cryptoglandular origin were enrolled in the study and were treated with insertion of the new device. All patients were evaluated by clinical and physical examination, including an endoanal ultrasound at the baseline, and then at the 2 wk and 1, 2, 3 and 6-mo follow-up visits...
August 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27463362/sacral-neuromodulation-for-faecal-incontinence-following-obstetric-sphincter-injury-outcome-of-percutaneous-nerve-evaluation
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Mona B Rydningen, Trond Dehli, Tom Wilsgaard, Rolv O Lindsetmo, Merethe Kumle, Mona Stedenfeldt, Stig Norderval
AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the efficacy of percutaneous nerve evaluation (PNE) in women with faecal incontinence (FI) following obstetric anal sphincter injury and relate the outcomes to baseline factors with special emphasis on the extent of sphincter defect. METHOD: This was a prospective study at a tertiary colorectal referral unit at the University Hospital of North Norway conducted from 2012-2014. Sixty-three women underwent a three-week PNE using a tined lead and the Verify(®) external neurostimulator...
July 27, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27462394/three-dimensional-endoanal-ultrasound-for-diagnosis-of-perianal-fistulas-reliable-and-objective-technique
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Marina Garcés-Albir, Stephanie Anne García-Botello, Alejandro Espi, Vicente Pla-Martí, Jose Martin-Arevalo, David Moro-Valdezate, Joaquin Ortega
AIM: To evaluate accuracy of three-dimensional endoanal ultrasound (3D-EAUS) as compared to 2D-EAUS and physical examination (PE) in diagnosis of perianal fistulas and correlate with intraoperative findings. METHODS: A prospective observational consecutive study was performed with patients included over a two years period. All patients were studied and operated on by the Colorectal Unit surgeons. The inclusion criteria were patients over 18, diagnosed with a criptoglandular perianal fistula...
July 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27272501/do-pelvic-floor-muscle-exercises-reduce-postpartum-anal-incontinence-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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H H Johannessen, A Wibe, A Stordahl, L Sandvik, S Mørkved
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME) for postpartum anal incontinence (AI). DESIGN: A parallel two-armed randomised controlled trial stratified on obstetrical anal sphincter injury with primary sphincter repair and hospital affinity. SETTING: Ano-rectal specialist out-patient clinics at two hospitals in Norway. POPULATION: One hundred and nine postpartum women with AI at baseline...
June 7, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27266219/comparison-of-endoanal-ultrasound-with-clinical-diagnosis-in-anal-fistula-assessment
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Siripong Sirikurnpiboon, Oradee Phadhana-anake, Burin Awapittaya
BACKGROUND: Anal fistula anatomy and its relationship with anal sphincters are important factors influencing the results of surgical management. Pre-operative definitions of fistulous track(s) and the internal opening play a primary role in minimizing damage to the sphincters and recurrence of the fistula. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relative accuracy of digital examination and endoanal ultrasound for pre-operative assessment of anal fistula by comparing operative findings...
February 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236579/sacral-nerve-stimulation-in-the-treatment-of-bowel-dysfunction-from-imperforate-anus-a-case-report
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Saleh M Eftaiha, George Melich, Ajit Pai, Slawomir J Marecik, Leela M Prasad, John J Park
INTRODUCTION: Bowel dysfunction (fecal incontinence and constipation) presents in over 50% of patients after treatment of congenital anal malformations. Sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) for the treatment of fecal incontinence improves function in the majority of patients. We present a case report of the treatment of bowel dysfunction with sacral nerve stimulation in a patient with a history of an imperforate anus. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A twenty year-old female with a history of imperforate anus at birth, repaired during infancy with anorectoplasty, presented with fecal incontinence and constipation...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27100274/factors-predicting-a-failed-primary-repair-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury
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Jaan Kirss, Tarja Pinta, Camilla Böckelman, Mikael Victorzon
INTRODUCTION: The success of the primary repair of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) is paramount in maintaining adequate fecal continence after childbirth. The factors determining the success or failure of primary repair are unclear. The aim of this study is to investigate modifiable factors determining the success or failure of the primary sphincter repair after OASI. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty women with OASI were investigated by endoanal ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging, and with the Wexner incontinence questionnaire...
September 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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