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Pavlos Pavlidis, Rafael J A Cámara, Georgios Kekes, Haralampos Gouveris
OBJECTIVE: Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) and Bell's palsy (BP) are typically known as facial nerve motor syndromes and are primarily unilateral. The aim of this study was to challenge this assertion because both conditions are also known to be associated with viruses that typically affect several nerves. METHODS: Ten participants with RHS, 12 with BP, all clinically unilateral, and 12 healthy controls were prospectively enrolled. Electrogustometric thresholds were measured bilaterally in the areas of the chorda tympani, the glossopharyngeal, and the major petrosal nerve...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Neurology
Mauricio Mandel, Carlo Emanuel Petito, Rafael Tutihashi, Wellingson Paiva, Suzana Abramovicz Mandel, Fernando Campos Gomes Pinto, Almir Ferreira de Andrade, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Eberval Gadelha Figueiredo
OBJECTIVE Advances in video and fiber optics since the 1990s have led to the development of several commercially available high-definition neuroendoscopes. This technological improvement, however, has been surpassed by the smartphone revolution. With the increasing integration of smartphone technology into medical care, the introduction of these high-quality computerized communication devices with built-in digital cameras offers new possibilities in neuroendoscopy. The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of smartphone-endoscope integration in performing different types of minimally invasive neurosurgery...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Elena Adelina Toma, Mohammad Oun, Octavian Enciu, Valentin Calu, Adrian Miron
Esophageal foreign bodies are a relatively frequent pathology which does not need any kind of treatment in up to 80% of cases. Ten to 20% of patients are treated endoscopically, while less than 1% need surgery either due to perforation or to treat complications. We address the case of a 50 year old male who presented with an impacted esophageal foreign body which had perforated the esophageal wall. Flexible endoscopy confirmed the diagnosis and identified a large fish bone that was stuck transversally in the distal cervical esophagus and could not be mobilized...
January 2018: Chirurgia
Shigeyuki Yoshiyama, Hiroki Imaoka, Hiromi Yasuda, Masaki Ohi, Masaki Katsurahara, Yasuhiko Hamada, Hirotsugu Miura, Misaki Nakamura, Shinichi Kojima, Yasuhiko Mohri, Masato Kusunoki
INTRODUCTION: We report a case ofsuperf icial non-ampullary duodenal tumor(SNADT)resected by laparoscopic and endoscopic cooperative surgery(LECS)technique. CASE PRESENTATION: A 55-year-old man underwent screening esophagogastroduodenoscopy. Endoscopy revealed 0- II a+ II c mucosal lesion measuring 15mm in size located the portion ofduodenum contralateral to the ampulla ofVater. During observation, irregularity in depressed mucosa was observed and malignant alteration was suspected...
November 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Christopher H Blevins, Jason S Egginton, Nilay D Shah, Michele L Johnson, Prasad G Iyer
GOALS: To determine patient preference for the Barrett esophagus (BE) screening techniques. BACKGROUND: Sedated esophagogastroduodenoscopy (sEGD) and unsedated transnasal endoscopy (uTNE) are both potential techniques for BE screening. However, systematic assessment of patient preference for these 2 techniques is lacking. As part of a comparative effectiveness randomized trial of BE screening modalities, we measured short-term patient preferences for the following approaches: in-clinic uTNE (huTNE), mobile-based uTNE (muTNE), and sEGD using a novel assessment instrument...
January 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Baoshan Xu, Haiwei Xu, Xinlong Ma, Yue Liu, Qiang Yang, Hongfeng Jiang, Ning Li, Ning Ji
For complex lumbar spinal stenosis, using of endoscopy technique may provide clear vision with less invasive dissection of paravertebral muscle. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and clinical efficacy of bilateral decompression and intervertebral fusion via unilateral fenestration for complex lumbar spinal stenosis using mobile microendoscopic discectomy (MMED) technique.A total of 61 patients with complex lumbar spinal stenosis (lumbar canal stenosis combined with degenerative spondylolisthesis, instability, and scoliosis) were treated with this procedure...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tun Hing Lui
Open resection of cystic or other benign intramedullary lesions of the fibular head and neck requires dissection and mobilization of the common peroneal nerve. The purpose of this Technical Note is to describe a minimally invasive approach of fibular head bone endoscopy for resection of a bone cyst or other benign intramedullary lesions of the fibular head and neck. The common peroneal nerve, biceps femoris tendon, and lateral collateral ligament are preserved.
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Ling Cheng, Ruifeng Zhao, Di Guo, Kailin Cai, Kaifang Zou, Jun Yang, Liangru Zhu
RATIONALE: Inferior mesenteric arteriovenous fistula (IMAVF) is a rare condition principally characterized by portal hypertension and ischemic bowel disease. Up to now, only 30 cases have been reported. Presented here is an IMAVF patient with nonpulsatile abdominal mass as the main manifestation. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 62-year-old Chinese male who complained of abdominal discomfort for a month was admitted to our hospital. Physical examination revealed a hard and hardly mobile mass...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Marin J de Jong, R Huibregtse, A A M Masclee, D M A E Jonkers, M J Pierik
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Mucosal inflammation must be carefully monitored to improve the long-term outcomes of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) are used increasingly to monitor disease activity in clinical practice and as endpoints in clinical trials. We performed a systematic review to provide an overview of the available PROMs on IBD activity and to evaluate their diagnostic value. METHODS: A systematic search of the PubMed, Medline, Cochrane library, and Embase databases using defined keywords, identified 973 articles...
October 23, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Fahad N Alsunaydih, Jean-Michel Redoute, Mehmet R Yuce
In this paper, a new steering mechanism for wireless capsule devices is presented. The proposed system consists of a platform generating a magnetic field to direct and control the motion of a capsule. The platform contains an upper and a lower set of electromagnets. A permanent magnet is implanted inside the capsule to initiate the movement, which is set by the magnetic field delivered by the electromagnets. The total magnetic field at the capsule's location is the sum of the contributions of each electromagnet...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Hisashi Sugimoto, Miyako Hatano, Masao Noda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Tomokazu Yoshizaki
We describe a technique for approaching petrous apex cholesteatoma using combined lateral microscopic/endoscopic approaches, and discuss the utility of endoscopy in managing matrix inside the petrous apex. In our two cases, total view inside the petrous apex was achieved under endoscopy without mobilizing the internal carotid artery, and the matrix was successfully removed. Neither patient has presented with postoperative recurrence thanks to the wide-angle endoscopic view inside the petrous apex. Since the number of patients was small, comparisons with microscopic treatments are not yet valid, but endoscopes could offer a helpful tool for operating inside the petrous apex...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Guncel Ozturk, Bilge Kagan Aysal
Rhinoplasty is a common procedure in cosmetic surgery all over the world. Patients desire enhancement of their facial beauty by the correction of preexisting nasal deformities. Precisely performed operations lead to better results, and enhancing technical accuracy accordingly results in more successful outcomes. Endoscopy helps us visualize the closed parts of the body with the aid of an illuminated optical device. The objective behind the present case series was to bring the advantages of open and closed rhinoplasty together by using endoscopic vision systems...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Kenta Zaikokuji, Masaru Sawazaki, Shiro Tomari, Tomonari Uemura
A 68-year-old woman with a history of bipolar disorder was admitted to another hospital with a gastric ulcer. On admission, Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was suspected because her electrocardiogram was abnormal and the characteristic left ventricular wall motion was apparent. On hospital day 11, echocardiography revealed a thrombus in the apex of the left ventricle. She was transferred to our hospital and heparin treatment was commenced. On follow-up echocardiography, the left ventricular wall motion had normalized but thrombus mobility had increased...
January 1, 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
Hideo Takahashi, Andrew T Strong, Alfredo D Guerron, John H Rodriguez, Matthew Kroh
INTRODUCTION: Anastomotic leaks are uncommon yet potentially devastating complications after bariatric surgery. While the initial management includes resuscitation and sepsis control, the definitive management often requires endoscopic or surgical interventions. Surgical revision of the initial surgery may be necessary for chronic non-healing fistula. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patient is a 45-year-old female with history of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding who underwent band removal and conversion to a sleeve gastrectomy (SG) due to her failed weight loss, which resulted in a leak at gastroesophageal junction...
July 19, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
Takahisa Ogawa, Yasuhiro Seki, Shinichi Shirasawa
Ganglion cysts are common cystic lesions filled with a jelly-like substance and originate from a joint capsule or tendon sheath through a stalk. Ganglion cysts mostly occur in the hand region, for which surgical excision usually results in good outcomes. In contrast, toe ganglions are relatively rare, and surgical treatment is associated with a high recurrence rate because of unidentifiable ganglion stalks, requiring large skin incisions. We have treated toe ganglion cysts using endoscopy in the ganglion cyst by injecting methylene blue into the tendon sheath that connects to the ganglion stalk...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
Orysya Svystun, Wendy Johannsen, Rabin Persad, Justine M Turner, Carina Majaesic, Hamdy El-Hakim
OBJECTIVE: Whereas the literature is replete with reports on complex children with dysphagia (DP), the parameters characterizing non-neurologically impaired (NNI) children have been underreported, leaving a substantial knowledge gap. We set to characterize a consecutive cohort of NNI children, their management, and outcomes. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective case series. Children (<18 years old) attending a tertiary multidisciplinary swallowing clinic were eligible...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Yin Heng, Guo Chunli, Shi Bing, Li Yang, Li Jingtao
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the velopharyngeal closure patterns and speech performance among submucous cleft palate patients. METHODS: Patients with submucous cleft palate visiting the Department of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University between 2008 and 2016 were reviewed. Outcomes of subjective speech evaluation including velopharyngeal function, consonant articulation, and objective nasopharyngeal endoscopy including the mobility of soft palate, pharyngeal walls were retrospectively analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Filippo Marchi, Cesare Piazza, Marco Ravanelli, Giovanna Gaggero, Giampiero Parrinello, Alberto Paderno, Pietro Perotti, Marta Filauro, Roberto Maroldi, Giorgio Peretti
An unblinded retrospective analysis of prospectively collected data was carried out on 138 patients affected by glottic pT2 and selected pT3 squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) treated by transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The entire cohort was divided into two groups: Group A included 78 "high-risk" patients (pT2 with impaired vocal cord mobility, pT3 for anterior paraglottic and/or pre-epiglottic space invasion, presence of angioembolization, perineural spread, and positive lymph nodes in the neck) who underwent postoperative surveillance by endoscopy and imaging (CT or MR), while Group B included 60 "low-risk" patients (pT2 with absence of the above-mentioned features) who underwent endoscopic follow-up alone...
October 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Audrius Dulskas, Žygimantas Kuliešius, Narimantas E Samalavičius
Background. Laparoscopy or its combination with endoscopy is the next step for "difficult" polyps. The purpose of the paper was to review the outcomes of the laparoscopic approach to the management of "difficult" colorectal polyps. Materials and methods. From 2006 to 2016, 58 patients who underwent laparoscopic treatment for "difficult" polyps that could not be treated by endoscopy at the National Cancer Institute, Lithuania, were included. The demographic data, the type of surgery, length of post-operative stay, complications, and final pathology were reviewed prospectively...
2017: Acta Medica Lituanica
Abigail C L Magrill, Naoki Nakano, Vikas Khanduja
BACKGROUND & PURPOSE: Increasing our appreciation of the historical foundations of hip arthroscopy offers greater insight and understanding of the field's current and future applications. This article offers a broad history of the progress of hip arthroscopy. METHODS: Hip arthroscopy's development from the early technologies of endoscopy to the present day is described through a review of the available literature. RESULTS: Endoscopic science begins with the Lichtleiter, developed by Phillip Bozzini (1779-1809) in 1806, but endoscopes were not applied to joints until 1912, as presented by Severin Nordentoft (1866-1922)...
October 2017: International Orthopaedics
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