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Arun Kelay, Nigel J Hall
Pyloromyotomy is the tried and tested surgical procedure for successful operative treatment of pyloric stenosis. Over time, the operative approach has evolved to take advantage of cosmetically superior incisions and more recently minimally invasive surgery. During and following surgery, complications are uncommon. The specific complications of an inadequate pyloromyotomy requiring repeated procedure and mucosal perforation during an overzealous pyloromyotomy represent the ends of a spectrum within which sits the perfect procedure...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Stylianos Kykalos, Evangelia Ntikoudi
Dear Editor, delayed gastric emptying due to bilateral vagotomy after esophagectomy, has been associated with increased aspiration rates, prolonged hospital stay and impaired quality of life. A pyloric drainage procedure in an effort to reduce its incidence, most commonly a pyloroplasty, represented for years a standard part of distal esophagectomy. This trend has been reevaluated nowadays and the question that still remains open is whether we should further keep on draining pylorus during esophagectomy or not...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Caitlyn M Costanzo, Charles Vinocur, Loren Berman
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is one of the most common indications for non-elective surgery in the neonatal population. Multiple small prospective trials have shown that postoperative outcomes for laparoscopic versus open pyloromyotomy are equivalent or slightly better with the minimally invasive approach. This study uses a prospective national database to compare postoperative complications and length of stay for infants undergoing laparoscopic versus open pyloromyotomy...
April 2018: Journal of Surgical Research
Andrew Williams, Morgan McWilliam, James Ahlin, Jacob Davidson, Mackenzie A Quantz, Andreana Bütter
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is a common neonatal condition treated with open or laparoscopic pyloromyotomy. 3D-printed organs offer realistic simulations to practice surgical techniques. The purpose of this study was to validate a 3D HPS stomach model and assess model reliability and surgical realism. METHODS: Medical students, general surgery residents, and adult and pediatric general surgeons were recruited from a single center. Participants were videotaped three times performing a laparoscopic pyloromyotomy using box trainers and 3D-printed stomachs...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Zubair Malik, Rahul Kataria, Rani Modayil, Adam C Ehrlich, Ron Schey, Henry P Parkman, Stavros N Stavropoulos
BACKGROUND: Gastric per oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) of the pylorus is a technique that is recently being used to treat gastroparesis. Our aim was to report our experience in performing G-POEM for refractory gastroparesis of different etiologies and determine symptom improvement. METHODS: Thirteen patients undergoing G-POEM are reported. Pre- and post-procedure gastric emptying study (GES) and PAGI-SYM for symptom severity were obtained. Patients underwent G-POEM by creating a submucosal tunnel starting in the greater curvature of the distal antrum and extending it to the beginning of the duodenal bulb, followed by a full thickness pyloromyotomy...
February 22, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Aurélien Binet, C Klipfel, P Meignan, F Bastard, A R Cook, K Braïk, A Le Touze, T Villemagne, M Robert, Q Ballouhey, F Lengelle, S Amar, H Lardy
INTRODUCTION: Pyloromyotomy is the standard care for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. The traditional approach for this procedure is a right upper quadrant transverse incision, although other "open" approaches, such as circumumbilical or periumbilical incision have been described. The more recent approach used is laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP), but experience feedback is still debated and its benefits remain unproven. The aim of this study was to make a review of all our LP procedures with an objective evaluation according to the literature...
February 6, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Young Kwan Cho, Seong Hwan Kim
Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has been established as an optional treatment for achalasia. POEM is an endoluminal procedure that involves dissection of esophageal muscle fibers followed by submucosal tunneling. Inoue first attempted to use POEM for the treatment of achalasia in humans. Expanded indications of POEM include classic indications such as type I, type II, type III achalasia, failed prior treatments, including Botulinum toxin injection, endoscopic balloon dilation, laparoscopic Heller myotomy, and hypertensive motor disorders such as diffuse esophageal spasm, jackhammer esophagus...
January 2018: Clinical Endoscopy
Ezra N Teitelbaum, Lee L Swanstrom
Traditional surgeries involve accessing body cavities, such as the abdomen and thorax, via incisions that divide skin and muscle. These operations result in postoperative pain and convalescence, and a risk of complications such as wound infection and hernia. The development of flexible endoscopy allowed diseases as varied as gastrointestinal bleeding and colon adenomas to be treated without incisions, but this technique is restricted by its endoluminal nature. A novel category of surgical endoscopic procedures has recently been developed that uses flexible endoscopic techniques to enter and access the submucosa of the gastrointestinal tract...
February 2018: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
William C Kethman, Alex H S Harris, Mary T Hawn, James K Wall
BACKGROUND: Hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) is one of the most common pediatric illnesses necessitating surgical intervention. Controversy remains over the optimal surgical approach between laparoscopic pyloromyotomy (LP) and open pyloromyotomy (OP). LP has gained acceptance for management of HPS in an era of expanding minimal access surgical approaches to pediatric conditions. Several studies suggest advantages of LP over OP; however, selection bias and small sample sizes remain a concern...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Rene Ndongo, Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Faustin Félicien Mouafo Tambo, Matin Hongieh Abanda, Marcelin Ngowe Ngowe, Olivier Fola, Bonaventure Dzekem, Patrick Eroyl Weledji, Maurice Aurelien Sosso, Jacqueline Ze Minkande
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to describe the clinical characteristics of patients with infantile hypertrophic stenosis, management and its outcome in two tertiary care centres in Cameroon. RESULTS: A total of 21 patients were included from the two centres. The mean age at presentation was 5.2 ± 1.2 weeks, predominantly male with a male-to-female ratio of 4.25:1. The triad of vomiting, visible peristalsis and palpable mass was present in only 7 (33.3%) of the participants...
January 16, 2018: BMC Research Notes
Keiichiro Tanaka, Takeyuki Misawa, Shuichi Ashizuka, Jyoji Yoshizawa, Tadashi Akiba, Takao Ohki
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernia (IH) is a major complication of abdominal surgery. Although previous studies reported that the incidence of IH after abdominal surgery in adults was 5-50% and that various independent risk factors were involved, IH in children is still not well known. The objective of our study was to investigate the incidence and risk factors for IH in children. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all children who underwent abdominal surgery at the Jikei University Hospitals (Jikei University Hospital, Kashiwa Hospital, Katsushika Medical Center and Daisan Hospital) between January 2001 and December 2016...
December 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
Heather L Short, Samir Sarda, Curtis Travers, Jason M Hockenberry, Ian McCarthy, Mehul V Raval
PURPOSE: Though growth in children's surgical expenditures has been documented, procedure-specific differences in volume and costs at children's hospitals (CH) and non-hildren's hospitals (NCH) have not been explored. Our purpose was to compare trends in volume and costs of common pediatric surgical procedures between CH and NCH. METHODS: We performed a review of the 2000-2009 Kids' Inpatient Database identifying all cases of appendectomy for uncomplicated appendicitis (AP), tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (TA), fundoplication (FP), humeral fracture repair (HFR), pyloromyotomy (PYL), and cholecystectomy (CHOLE)...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Ziad A Bataineh, Nathan M Novotny
OBJECTIVE: Since the loss of the protected arthrotomy knife several years ago, pediatric surgeons have struggled to find a safe, reliable, and inexpensive way to incise the pyloric serosa before spreading the muscle. The most widely accepted method of cutting the serosa is with electrocautery, although some still question its safety. We introduce a novel technique of incising the serosa with a percutaneously inserted needle without the use of electrocautery. DESCRIPTION: In this case series, we describe the experience of a single surgeon with a novel technique of incising the serosa...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
Don K Nakayama
Sir Denis John Wolko Browne (1892-1967), while not the first in the British Isles to devote his entire surgical practice to pediatric surgery, is accepted as "the father of pediatric surgery in the United Kingdom." He made contributions to operations as varied as tonsillectomy, pyloromyotomy, and hypospadias repair, and provided fundamental insights into the proper treatment of club foot, congenital dislocation of the hip, and cryptorchidism. He introduced the transverse laparotomy incision, primary repair of congenital intestinal obstruction, and the end-to-back anastomosis for intestinal atresia, techniques so commonly used that it is difficult to think of pediatric surgical operations done any differently...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Kiarash Taghavi, Emma Powell, Bhaveshkumar Patel, Craig A McBride
Over the last hundred years, idiopathic hypertrophic pyloric stenosis has undergone an evolution in treatment, with subsequent improvements in outcome. Initially, it was treated by physicians with antispasmodics and various alternative feeding and resuscitation modalities. The evolution of surgical approaches led to a revolution in outcome, from almost certain death to complete cure. The progression of surgical and medical treatments is reviewed in this article until, ultimately, Ramstedt's pyloromyotomy is reached...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Petros C Benias, Mouen A Khashab
Purpose of review Gastroparesis is a complex dysmotility disorder in which a number of normal gastric emptying mechanisms can be affected. The pylorus as an apparatus is particularly important since it stands as the last final gateway for gastric emptying. As such, pyloric interventions seem to be successful in reducing symptoms and also improving emptying of solids, an effect not observed with other medical interventions. Recent findings Gastric peroral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) is a novel technique which offers the promise of mimicking the success of a traditional surgical pyloroplasty, while embracing the minimally invasive paradigm of flexible endoscopic surgery...
December 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
Yousef El-Gohary, Abdelhafeez Abdelhafeez, Elizabeth Paton, Ankush Gosain, Andrew J Murphy
Despite hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (HPS) being one of the most frequently treated pediatric surgical conditions, its etiology remains incompletely understood. We review the diagnosis and treatment of this condition with an emphasis on the evolution of surgical techniques that led to laparoscopic pyloromyotomy, the most frequently performed technique for HPS today. In addition, we review key developments in the understanding of HPS etiology and treatment, including the postulated etiology of work-induced hypertrophy of the pylorus, its association with prokinetic macrolide antibiotics, and the emerging role of atropine sulfate as a medical treatment for HPS or a rescue treatment for incomplete myotomy...
January 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
Caleb Ing, Ming Sun, Mark Olfson, Charles J DiMaggio, Lena S Sun, Melanie M Wall, Guohua Li
BACKGROUND: Animals exposed to anesthetics during specific age periods of brain development experience neurotoxicity, with neurodevelopmental changes subsequently observed during adulthood. The corresponding vulnerable age in children, however, is unknown. METHODS: An observational cohort study was performed using a longitudinal dataset constructed by linking individual-level Medicaid claims from Texas and New York from 1999 to 2010. This dataset was evaluated to determine whether the timing of exposure to anesthesia ≤5 years of age for a single common procedure (pyloromyotomy, inguinal hernia, circumcision outside the perinatal period, or tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy) is associated with increased subsequent risk of diagnoses for any mental disorder, or specifically developmental delay (DD) such as reading and language disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)...
December 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Matthew T Allemang, Andrew T Strong, Ivy N Haskins, John Rodriguez, Jeffrey L Ponsky, Matthew Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Several surgical treatments exist for treatment of gastroparesis, including gastric electrical stimulation, pyloroplasty, and gastrectomy. Division of the pylorus by means of endoscopy, Per-Oral Pyloromyotomy (POP), is a newer, endoluminal therapy that may offer a less invasive, interventional treatment option. METHODS: We describe and present a video of our step by step technique for POP using a lesser curvature approach. The following are technical steps to complete the POP procedure from the lesser curve approach...
November 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Jing Li, Wei Gao, Ji-Min Zhu, Wei Zuo, Xiang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the clinical and epidemiological features of patients with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS) so as to provide scientific evidence for diagnosis and prevention of IHPS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of infants with IHPS diagnosed from 2012 to 2015 at Anhui Provincial Children's Hospital. Demographic characteristics and clinical data were collected. RESULTS: Three hundred four patients (264 males and 40 females) were studied, of which 94...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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