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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318416/air-bubble-sign-a-new-screening-method-for-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer
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Yoshiaki Shoji, Hiroya Takeuchi, Kazumasa Fukuda, Rieko Nakamura, Norihito Wada, Hirofumi Kawakubo, Yuko Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Contrast esophagography often is performed to screen for anastomotic leakage (AL) after esophagectomy. However, its sensitivity remains low. Adverse events also have been reported. This report describes a new screening method to detect AL on computed tomography (CT) after esophagectomy. METHODS: From January 2012 to December 2015, 185 patients with esophageal cancer underwent surgical resection at the authors' institution. The study comparatively reviewed patient characteristics, surgical outcomes, and findings from postoperative CT images and contrast esophagrams of 142 patients who underwent esophagectomy followed by primary gastric conduit reconstruction through a posterior mediastinum route...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318104/one-stage-laparoscopic-surgery-for-pulmonary-sequestration-and-hiatal-hernia-in-a-2-year-old-girl
#2
Hisayuki Miyagi, Shohei Honda, Hiromi Hamada, Masashi Minato, Momoko W Ara, Akinobu Taketomi
We herein report a case of one-stage laparoscopic surgery for extralobar pulmonary sequestration (EPS) and hiatal hernia. Our patient was a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed as a mediastinal mass lesion. Postnatal computed tomography revealed that the mediastinal mass was an EPS. Two weeks after birth, the patient developed gastroesophageal reflux (GER), and esophagography showed a hiatal hernia. At 2 years of age, she underwent one-stage laparoscopic Nissen's fundoplication for GER with resection of the EPS in the posterior mediastinum...
January 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185015/esophageal-abnormalities-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#3
Marc S Levine, Laura R Carucci
Fluoroscopic esophagography is a widely available, safe, and inexpensive test for detecting gastroesophageal reflux disease. In this article, we review the technique for performing a high-quality esophagram, including upright, double-contrast views of the esophagus and cardia with high-density barium; prone, single-contrast views of the esophagus with low-density barium; and evaluation of gastroesophageal reflux. We then discuss the radiographic findings associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease, including esophageal dysmotility, reflux esophagitis, peptic strictures, and Barrett's esophagus...
November 28, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171210/pericardial-esophageal-fistula-complicating-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-successfully-resolved-after-pericardial-drainage-with-conservative-management
#4
Jeong Min Seo, Jong Sung Park, Sang Seok Jeong
A 40-year-old male patient underwent radiofrequency catheter ablation for symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). Although pulmonary vein (PV) isolation was successfully completed without acute complications, the patient began complaining of sustained retrosternal pain. Seventeen days after ablation, the patient visited the emergency room with fever and severe chest pain with pericarditis-like features. Chest computed tomography (CT) revealed clustered air bubbles in the pericardial space. Esophagography confirmed leakage of contrast agent into the pericardial space but not into the left atrium...
November 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069877/is-robot-assisted-surgery-really-scarless-surgery-immediate-reconstruction-with-a-jejunal-free-flap-for-esophageal-rupture-after-robot-assisted-thyroidectomy
#5
Seong Hoon Park, Joo Hyun Kim, Jun Won Lee, Hii Sun Jeong, Dong Jin Lee, Byung Chun Kim, In Suck Suh
Esophageal perforation is a rare but potentially fatal complication of robot-assisted thyroidectomy (RAT). Herein, we report the long-term outcome of an esophageal reconstruction with a jejunal free flap for esophageal rupture after RAT. A 33-year-old woman developed subcutaneous emphysema and hoarseness on postoperative day1 following RAT. Esophageal rupture was diagnosed by computed tomography and endoscopy, and immediate surgical exploration confirmed esophageal rupture, as well as recurrent laryngeal nerve injury...
November 2017: Archives of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063954/a-gastroenterologist-s-perspective-on-the-role-of-barium-esophagography-in-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
#6
David A Katzka
Although endoscopy is a sophisticated technique for evaluating patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the single diagnostic test that enables the most comprehensive assessment for GERD is a well-performed video esophagram. Not only does the barium study permit assessment of morphologic abnormalities in the pharynx and esophagus, but also oropharyngeal swallowing function, esophageal motility, and gastroesophageal reflux. These factors are especially important for detection of anatomic findings such as strictures and hernias, for assessment of esophageal motility before and after fundoplication, and for excluding conditions that mimic GERD...
October 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987714/diagnosis-and-management-of-pyriform-sinus-cyst-in-neonates-16-year-experience-at-a-single-center
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Haitao Zhu, Xianmin Xiao, Shan Zheng, Chun Shen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to review our experience in diagnosing and managing neonatal pyriform sinus cyst (PSC) and to assess its outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 38 cases of neonatal PSC from 2001 to 2016. Clinical features, PSC diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: Cervical masses were detected prenatally in 8 patients (21.1%). Neck cyst and respiratory distress were frequent symptoms among these patients...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886900/clinical-and-imaging-differences-between-neonates-and-children-with-pyriform-sinus-fistula-which-is-preferred-for-diagnosis-computed-tomography-or-barium-esophagography
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Jing Pan, Yan Zou, Le Li, Tian-You Yang, Ji-Liang Yang, Chao Hu
PURPOSE: Pyriform sinus fistula (PSF) is very rare. It is difficult to make an accurate diagnosis preoperatively. The aim of this study is to summarize the characteristics of clinical and radiologic presentations in neonates and children with PSF and to assess which examination is more helpful for diagnosis. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed in 29 patients with PSF at a single center from January 2013 to September 2016. The clinical presentation, computed tomography (CT) scan/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and barium esophagogram were evaluated between neonates and children...
November 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763273/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-esophageal-foreign-body-or-stricture-in-three-ferrets-mustela-putorius-furo
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Joanna Webb, Jennifer Graham, Margaret Fordham, Julie DeCubellis, Faith Buckley, Joshua Hobbs, Allyson Berent, Chick Weisse
CASE DESCRIPTION 3 ferrets (Mustela putorius furo), aged 1 to 2 years, were referred for evaluation of a 4-day to 2-week history of gastrointestinal signs, including anorexia, regurgitation, and vomiting. CLINICAL FINDINGS All 3 ferrets had clinical signs suggestive of dysphagia or esophagitis on initial examination. Esophagoscopy, barium-contrast esophagography, or both revealed foreign bodies with mucosal inflammation in 1 patient and an esophageal foreign body with stricture in 2 patients. One of the latter ferrets had a recent history of gastrotomy to remove a foreign body...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489746/pediatric-esophagopleural-fistula-two-case-reports-and-a-literature-review
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Yun Cui, Yuqian Ren, Yijun Shan, Rongxin Chen, Fei Wang, Yan Zhu, Yucai Zhang
Esophagopleural fistula (EPF) is rarely reported in children with a high misdiagnosis rate. This study aimed to reveal the clinical manifestations and managements of EPF in children.Two pediatric cases of EPF in our hospital were reported. A bibliographic search was performed on the PubMed, WANFANG, and CNKI databases for EPF-related reports published between January 1980 and May 2016. The pathogeny, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatments, and prognosis of EPF patients were collected and discussed.Based on conservative treatments, 1 pediatric EPF case induced by cervical trauma was cured by longitudinal septum incision-mediated drainage...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485000/simultaneous-diagnosis-of-familial-achalasia-report-of-two-cases
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Masato Hoshino, Nobuo Omura, Fumiaki Yano, Se Ryung Yamamoto, Minoru Matsuda, Katsuhiko Yanaga
BACKGROUND: Achalasia is a rare disease with a morbidity of 1 in 100,000, for which the exact mechanism of pathogenesis has not been clarified due to the small total number of patients. We herein report on our experience with two cases of familial achalasia in which the involvement of genetic inheritance was suspected. CASE PRESENTATION: These cases consist of a man in his thirties and his mother in her sixties. The son consulted the Department of Gastrointestinal Medicine at our institute with dysphagia, and an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor with a maximal diameter of approximately 50 mm...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442319/a-rare-case-of-congenital-bronchoesophageal-fistula-in-an-adult
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Naohiro Taira, Hidenori Kawasaki, Eriko Atsumi, Tomonori Furugen, Takaharu Ichi, Kazuaki Kushi, Tomofumi Yohena, Motoo Baba, Tsutomu Kawabata
INTRODUCTION: When congenital bronchoesophageal fistulas exist without atresia of the esophagus, the diagnosis can be delayed, although symptoms may occur early following fistula development. Therefore, while they are usually found in infants, they can be extremely rarely found in adults. We herein report a rare case of bronchoesophageal fistula without atresia in an adult. CASE: An 69-year-old male presented to the outpatient clinic with a decades-long history of cough with expectoration immediately after taking food, especially liquids...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432462/novel-esophageal-stent-for-treatment-of-cervical-anastomotic-leakage-after-esophagectomy
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Gang Wu, Meipan Yin, Yan Shi Zhao, Yi Fang, Gaofeng Zhao, Jia Zhao, Xinwei Han
BACKGROUND: Dedicated stents for treatment of cervical anastomotic leakage are currently unavailable. In this study, we aimed to assess the feasibility and efficacy of using custom-designed stents for treatment of cervical anastomotic leakage after esophagectomy. METHODS: The stents were designed according to the location and size of the leakage and the residual esophageal length as determined by esophagography in each case. It had a cup-shaped upper end and a globular lower end and a total height of 60-85 mm...
December 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336238/hydropneumothorax-due-to-esophageal-rupture
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Joseph R Shiber, Emily Fontane, Jin H Ra, Andrew J Kerwin
BACKGROUND: A brief review of the historical aspects of esophageal rupture is presented along with a case and current recommendations for diagnostic evaluation and treatment. CASE REPORT: A 97-year-old woman complained of acute dyspnea without prior vomiting. Chest x-ray study showed a large right pneumothorax with associated effusion. A thoracostomy tube was placed with return of > 1 L turbid fluid with polymicrobial culture and elevated pleural fluid amylase level...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333543/corrosive-induced-carcinoma-of-esophagus-esophagographic-and-ct-findings
#15
Seung Yeon Noh, Hyun Jin Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Seong Ho Park, Jong Seok Lee, Ah Young Kim, Hyun Kwon Ha
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the esophagographic and CT findings of corrosive esophageal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of all patients who presented with corrosive esophageal strictures at one institution between June 1989 and April 2015 were retrospectively identified. The search yielded the records of 15 patients with histopathologically proven esophageal cancer. Esophagograms (13 patients) and chest CT images (14 patients) were interpreted independently by two reviewers...
June 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286555/silicone-covered-biodegradable-magnesium-stent-insertion-in-the-esophagus-a-comparison-with-plastic-stents
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Yue-Qi Zhu, Kai Yang, Laura Edmonds, Li-Ming Wei, Reila Zheng, Ruo-Yu Cheng, Wen-Guo Cui, Ying-Sheng Cheng
BACKGROUND: We determined the feasibility of, and tissue response to silicone-covered biodegradable magnesium- and plastic-stent insertion into the esophagus in rabbits. METHODS: The mechanical compression-recovery characteristics and degradation behaviors of the magnesium stent were investigated in vitro. A total of 45 rabbits were randomly divided into a magnesium- (n = 15) and a plastic- (n = 15) stent group, and underwent stent insertion into the lower third of the esophagus under fluoroscopic guidance; a control group (n = 15) did not undergo the intervention...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223738/peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-treatment-of-guillain-barre-syndrome-associated-achalasia-a-rare-case
#17
Seung Kak Shin, Kyoung Oh Kim, Eui Joo Kim, Su Young Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Yoon Jae Kim, Jun-Won Chung, Kwang An Kwon, Dong Kyun Park
Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)-associated achalasia is a very rare disease of uncertain cause. We report the case of a patient diagnosed with GBS-associated type I achalasia who was successfully treated with peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM). A 30-year-old man who was diagnosed with GBS 3 mo before was referred to our department with dysphagia and meal-related regurgitation. The results of esophagography, endoscopy, and high-resolution manometry (HRM) revealed type I achalasia. POEM that utilized a submucosal tunneling technique was performed to treat the GBS-associated type I achalasia...
February 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176406/imaging-diagnosis-computed-tomographic-angiography-characteristics-of-multiple-vascular-anomalies-in-a-senior-dog-with-late-onset-regurgitation
#18
Hakyoung Yoon, Jaehwan Kim, Gi Bum Kwon, Jin Hyuk Lim, Kidong Eom
A 10-year-old dog weighing 3.4 kg presented with intermittent regurgitation. Esophagography revealed that the thoracic esophagus was compressed dorsally at the region of the fourth intercostal space and segmentally dilated from the second to third intercostal region. Three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT) angiography confirmed a suspected vascular ring anomaly and also revealed multiple other vascular anomalies. These included aberrant right subclavian artery, absence of bilateral external jugular veins, right-gastric caval shunt, and a completely duplicated caudal vena cava...
February 8, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149585/thoracoscopic-esophageal-repair-with-barbed-suture-material-in-a-case-of-boerhaave-s-syndrome
#19
Toru Nakano, Chiaki Sato, Tadashi Sakurai, Kurodo Kamiya, Takashi Kamei, Noriaki Ohuchi
A 53-year-old man was referred to our hospital with Boerhaave's syndrome. Thirty hours after onset, a left thoracoscopic operation was performed, with carbon dioxide pneumothorax and the patient in right semi-prone position. The thoracic cavity was copiously irrigated with physiological saline and a 4-cm longitudinal rupture was identified on the left side of the lower esophagus. The esophageal injury was repaired in 2 layers by using barbed absorbable suture material. The patient was allowed oral feeds after contrast esophagography confirmed the absence of contrast leak at the sutured site on postoperative day 7, and discharged by day 28...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051197/silicotuberculosis-with-esophagobronchial-fistula-and-broncholithiasis
#20
Hua Zhang, Li Li, Xiao-Wei Sun, Chun-Ling Zhang
A 69-year-old woman was admitted to hospital 4 times from November 2007 to June 2009. The patient had silicosis complicated by broncholithiasis, esophagobronchial fistula, and relapsed tuberculosis. She had worked as a stone crusher for 3 years and was exposed to a large amount of quartz dust. Barium esophagography, gastroesophageal endoscopy, and biopsy suggested esophageal-related chronic inflammation and ulcer, which probably caused the repeated esophagobronchial fistulas observed. Bronchoscopy revealed a free broncholithiasis in the left main bronchus...
January 2017: International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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