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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921009/radiation-overexposure-from-repeated-ct-scans-in-young-adults-with-acute-abdominal-pain
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Massimo Tonolini, Elena Valconi, Angelo Vanzulli, Roberto Bianco
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to assess the dose of ionizing radiation caused by repeated CT scans performed to investigate non-traumatic acute abdominal conditions in young adults. METHODS: Over 26 months, we collected a cohort of patients aged 18 to 45 years who were subject to at least one urgent contrast-enhanced abdomen/pelvis CT. Patients affected with urolithiasis, HIV infection, tumors, and vascular and chronic inflammatory bowel diseases were excluded...
September 18, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920823/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-unilateral-renal-cystadenoma-in-an-african-lion-panthera-leo
#2
Ronan Eustace, Jacob Rubin, Kimberly A Thompson, Kyle Snowdon, James G Sikarskie, Colleen Monahan, Rebecca C Smedley
A renal tubular cystadenoma was diagnosed in a 14-yr-old male African lion (Panthera leo). During a routine health evaluation, a left renal mass was identified via physical examination, radiographs, and abdominal ultrasonography. The mass was 30 × 15 cm in size and had a thin capsule with central hypoechoic fluid, suggestive of a perirenal cyst. An exploratory celiotomy with partial nephrectomy was performed without complications. Histologically, the tumor was characterized by a thick fibrous capsule surrounding multiple, variable-sized cysts that markedly compressed the adjacent fibrotic and atrophied renal cortex...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919631/right-atrial-myxoma-an-uncommon-presentation
#3
S K Shah, M Acharya, S I Alam, M A Hossain, M Aftabuddin
There are two types of tumors found in the cardiac chamber. These are divided into primary intra-cardiac tumors and secondary intra-cardiac tumors. Primary intra cardiac tumors are rare and among them 29% are myxomas. Majority of them are found in the left atrium. Here, we report a case of a myxoma in the right atrium with hepatomegaly and Hepatitis B virus infection. The coexistence of all these conditions is very rare. A 52 years old patient presented with history of shortness of breath on exertion along with fever and generalized weakness for 6 months which aggravated lately for last 2 months...
July 2017: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919321/clinicopathological-pattern-and-outcome-of-pediatric-malignant-ovarian-germ-cell-tumors-south-egypt-cancer-institute-experience
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Amany Ali, Heba Sayed, Mohamed Salem, Mohamed Hamdy, Amro Farok
BACKGROUND: Malignant ovarian germ cell tumors (MOGCTs) are rare and represent 1-1.5% of all cancers in children and adolescents. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinicopathological pattern at presentation and management and outcome of MOGCTs in children and adolescents. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective study included all girls diagnosed with MOGCTs between January 2005 and January 2015 in Pediatric and Surgical Oncology Departments at South Egypt Cancer Institute, Assiut University...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917366/complementary-and-alternative-medicine-self-care-strategies-for-nausea-in-patients-undergoing-abdominal-or-pelvic-irradiation-for-cancer-a-longitudinal-observational-study-of-implementation-in-routine-care
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Anna Enblom, Gunnar Steineck, Sussanne Börjeson
OBJECTIVE: To longitudinally describe practice of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) self-care strategies for nausea during radiotherapy. METHODS: Two hundred patients daily registered nausea and practice of CAM self-care strategies, beside conventional antiemetic medications, for nausea during abdominal/pelvic irradiation (median five weeks) for gynecological (69%) colorectal (27%) or other tumors (4%). RESULTS: During radiotherapy, 131 (66%) experienced nausea, and 50 (25%) practiced self-care for nausea at least once, for a mean (m) of 15...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916623/efficacy-of-radioembolization-with-holmium-166-microspheres-in-salvage-patients-with-liver-metastases-a-phase-2-study
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Jip F Prince, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, J F W Nijsen, Maarten L J Smits, Andor F van den Hoven, Stavros Nikolakopoulos, Frank J Wessels, Rutger C G Bruijnen, Manon Braat, Bernard A Zonnenberg, Marnix Lam
Rationale: Radioembolization of liver malignancies with holmium-166 (166Ho) microspheres has been shown safe in a phase 1 dose-escalation study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of 166Ho radioembolization. Methods: In this prospective single-arm study, 56 patients were enrolled, all with liver metastases refractory to systemic therapy and ineligible for surgical resection. Radioembolization was performed with a projected average absorbed dose of 60 Gy to the liver (equal to 3.8 GBq/kg liver tissue)...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915429/neuroendocrine-tumor-of-the-extrahepatic-bile-duct-a-case-report
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Tsuyoshi Abe, Azuma Nirei, Nobuyasu Suzuki, Yukitoshi Todate, Ayaka Azami, Mitsuru Waragai, Atai Sato, Yoshinao Takano, Noriyuki Nishino, Hideo Sakuma, Yasushi Teranishi
INTRODUCTION: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the extrahepatic bile ducts are extremely rare neoplasms arising from endocrine cells and have variable malignant potential. They most commonly occur in young females and usually present with painless jaundice. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we present the case of an asymptomatic 57-year-old woman with NET of the common bile duct that was incidentally discovered on abdominal ultrasound during a medical examination. She was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of hepatic hilar tumor...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915358/remote-myocardial-injury-the-protective-role-of-fluoxetine
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Muhittin Onur Yaman, Ibrahim Guner, Hayriye Erman, Olgu Enis Tok, Mukaddes Pala, Mukaddes Esrefoglu, Remisa Gelisgen, Hafize Uzun, Ugur Aksu, Nermin Yelmen, Emine Gulderen Sahin
Aortic cross-clamping induced ischemia reperfusion (IR) is an important factor in development of postoperative acute cardiac injury following abdominal aortic surgery. We investigated the possible antioxidant/anti-inflammatory effects of fluoxetine (FLX), which used widely as a preoperative anxiolytic, on cardiac injury induced by IR of infrarenal abdominal aorta. FLX was administered to IR (60-min ischemia and 120-min reperfusion) performed rats for 3 days, once daily at 20 mg/kg, i.p. dosage. Results were compared to control and non-FLX treated IR performed rats...
September 15, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914984/hypercalcemic-disorders-in-children
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Victoria J Stokes, Morten F Nielsen, Fadil M Hannan, Rajesh V Thakker
Hypercalcemia is defined as a serum calcium concentration that is greater than 2 standard deviations above the normal mean, which in children may vary with age and sex, reflecting changes in the normal physiology at each developmental stage. Hypercalcemic disorders in children may present with hypotonia, poor feeding, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, lethargy, polyuria, dehydration, failure to thrive and seizures. In severe cases renal failure, pancreatitis and reduced consciousness may also occur and older children and adolescents may present with psychiatric symptoms...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913716/a-case-of-a-mucin-producing-bile-duct-tumor-diagnosed-over-the-course-of-6%C3%A2-years
#10
Sho Yamada, Yosuke Kato, Masahiro Hada, Masanori Kotake, Kaeko Oyama, Takuo Hara
We report a case of a mucin-producing intraductal papillary neoplasm of the intrahepatic bile duct (M-IPNB) diagnosed over a period of 6 years. A 64-year-old man underwent follow-up evaluations for an abdominal aortic aneurysm at our hospital. In 2009, a computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a simple hepatic cyst in segment 3 of the liver. Annual CT scans initially showed almost no change in the size or shape of the cyst. The cystic lesion, which measured 5 cm in 2014, had increased to 11 cm by 2015, and a solid component was detected within the cyst...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913157/non-functioning-gastroenteropancreatic-gep-tumors-a-111-in-pentetreotide-spect-ct-diagnostic-study
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Angela Spanu, Orazio Schillaci, Bastiana Piras, Diego F Calvisi, Antonio Falchi, Roberta Danieli, Susanna Nuvoli, Franca Dore, Giuseppe Madeddu
In a retrospective study performed in non-functioning GEP tumor patients we further investigated (111)In-Pentetreotide SPECT/CT usefulness in diagnosis, staging and follow-up also evaluating whether the procedure may give more information than conventional imaging procedures (CIP), such as CT, MRI, US. We enrolled 104 consecutive patients with non-functioning GEP tumors, 30 in initial diagnosis and staging phases (IDS) and 74 in follow-up (FU). All patients underwent somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) whole body scan at 4, 24 and, if necessary, 48 hours followed by abdominal and chest SPECT/CT after (111)In-Pentetreotide 148-222 MBq i...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912412/-a-case-of-advanced-neuroendocrine-cell-carcinoma-of-the-stomach-treated-with-s-1-and-cisplatin-chemotherapy
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Mikiko Sakuraya, Yoshimasa Shimizu, Nobuo Tachikawa, Hitoshi Hara, Masaki Ohashi, Tomoo Shatari, Masao Hori
A 69-year-old man presented to our hospital because of epigastric pain. A type 2 lesion was seen in the lesser curvature of the antrum of the stomach. A moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma(human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative) was diagnosed by biopsy. Abdominal computed tomography showed a mass shadow 52mm in diameter in the pyloric region invading the surrounding organs, but no evidence of distant metastasis. Chemotherapy with S-1 and cisplatin(SP therapy)was initiated because of a diagnosis of locally advanced gastric cancer...
September 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911827/single-site-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-staging-surgery-for-presumed-clinically-early-stage-ovarian-cancer
#13
Ji Geun Yoo, Woo Jin Kim, Keun Ho Lee
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To present the demonstration of Robotic-assisted laparoendoscopic single-site(R-LESS) staging surgery in presumed clinically early stage ovarian cancer. DESIGN: A step-by-step presentation of the procedure using video (Canadian Task Force classification III). SETTING: A university hospital. INTERVENTION: A 29-year-old woman was referred from a local clinic for an 8x6cm sized left ovarian tumor suggesting malignancy...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906410/augmented-reality-navigation-in-open-surgery-for-hilar-cholangiocarcinoma-resection-with-hemihepatectomy-using-video-based-in-situ-three-dimensional-anatomical-modeling-a-case-report
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Rui Tang, Longfei Ma, Canhong Xiang, Xuedong Wang, Ang Li, Hongen Liao, Jiahong Dong
RATIONALE: Patients who undergo hilar cholangiocarcinoma (HCAC) resection with concomitant hepatectomy have a high risk of postoperative morbidity and mortality due to surgical trauma to the hepatic and biliary vasculature. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 58-year-old Chinese man with yellowing skin and sclera, abdominal distension, pruritus, and anorexia for approximately 3 weeks. DIAGNOSES: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and enhanced computed tomography (CT) scanning revealed a mass over the biliary tree at the porta hepatis, which diagnosed to be s a hilar cholangiocarcinoma...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906349/intestinal-obstruction-due-to-kaposiform-hemangioendothelioma-in-a-1-month-old-infant-a-case-report
#15
Joong Kee Youn, Shin-Hoo Park, Ji-Won Han, Chaeyoun Oh, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
RATIONALE: Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma (KHE) is an aggressive vascular tumor, mainly occurring in infants and young children and previously reported cases were mainly cutaneous or visceral form. Intestinal kaposiform hemangioma was first reported in 2012. Intestinal type KHE showed better prognosis if the lesion was limited in the gastrointestinal tract and coagulopathy was not accompanied. Since the number of reported cases is small, further study for treatment options and prognosis need to be done...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905429/intermittent-everolimus-administration-for-renal-angiomyolipoma-associated-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex
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Takashi Hatano, Hiroyuki Inaba, Katsuhisa Endo, Shin Egawa
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects and utility of intermittent everolimus treatment for renal angiomyolipoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex. METHODS: We investigated a total of 26 patients with tuberous sclerosis complex who had angiomyolipoma ≥4 cm in diameter. For each patient, we analyzed the reduction in the size of the angiomyolipoma, the change in size after everolimus withdrawal, the size reduction rate on everolimus readministration and adverse events caused by everolimus...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904916/prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-psoriasis-and-levels-of-interleukin-6-and-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-in-psoriasis-patients-with-metabolic-syndrome-indian-tertiary-care-hospital-study
#17
Surjit Singh, Sunil Dogra, Nusrat Shafiq, Anil Bhansali, Samir Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory multisystem disease, found to be associated with metabolic syndrome (MS) and increased levels of cytokines. To evaluate the prevalence of MS in psoriasis and to determine the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) in psoriasis patients with MS. METHODS: Observational study on 334 psoriasis patients and 230 controls. MS was diagnosed by the presence of three or more criteria of original, revised, and modified National Cholesterol Education Program's Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III)...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904734/a-17-year-old-male-with-a-small-bowel-neuroendocrine-tumor-flushing-differential-diagnosis
#18
Maria Alejandra Forero Molina, Elizabeth Garcia, Deyanira Gonzalez-Devia, Rafael García-Duperly, Alonso Vera
BACKGROUND: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are heterogeneous neoplasms that originate from cells with a secretory function. Small bowel NETs (SB-NETs) are related to serotonin hypersecretion which causes: flushing, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bronchoconstriction and heart involvement, also known as carcinoid syndrome (CS). CS can be confused with an allergic reaction and thus should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the allergy consult. We present the case of a pediatric patient initially referred under the suspicion of food allergies...
2017: World Allergy Organization Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904708/-latissimus-dorsi-flap-in-reconstruction-following-treatment-of-giant-tumor-of-the-abdominal-wall-about-a-rare-case
#19
Karim Bourra, Samir El Mazouz
We report the case of a 16-year old patient presenting with giant, multinodular, mesenchymal tumor of the abdominal wall occupying the left abdominal region and measuring 25 cm on the vertical axis, 20 cm on the transverse axis, mobile when compared with the deep structures and gradually increasing in volume over childhood and neglected. After small biopsy, which showed desmoid tumor, the patient underwent complete surgical resection of the tumor with immediate reconstruction by free muscolo skin flap of the latissimus dorsi attached to the large blood vessels of the inguinal fold (left iliac artery and left external iliac vein), connected by termino lateral anastomosis...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904331/angiomyolipoma-of-the-adrenal-gland-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Obin Ghimire, Li Wenzheng, Liu Huaping, Liu Wenguang, Pei Yigang, Hou Jiale
BACKGROUND Angiomyolipoma is a benign tumor composed of blood vessels, smooth muscle cells, and adipose tissue and has been described as belonging to the group of tumors of perivascular epithelioid cell origin (PEComa), commonly found in the kidneys and strongly associated with tuberous sclerosis. Only a few cases of extra-renal angiomyolipoma have previously been reported in the literature, most commonly in the liver. Adrenal angiomyolipoma is very rare, is usually asymptomatic, and is often found incidentally, with only 14 previously reported cases identified in the literature...
September 14, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
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