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Anthony Victoria Angharad - - 2013
Lymphoma presenting as a parotid gland tumour without systemic involvement is rare, especially with respect to a non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Furthermore, when such cases present there is often a low degree of clinical suspicion as there may be few clinical features to suggest the diagnosis. We describe an unexpected case that ...
Renji Elizabeth - - 2013
A 12-year-old girl with Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome and gastrostomy dependency presented with multiple episodes of coffee ground vomits. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a trichobezoar in the lower oesophagus, with a 'hidden treasure'-a retained end of a G tube at the core. Endoscopic retrieval led to resolution of symptoms. Literature is ...
Lechowski R - - 2013
The literature analysed by REQUEST (REassesing QUinolone European STandard) using inclusion and exclusion criteria allows to make the conclusion that the proper use of fluoroquinolones (FQ) in canine colitis requires rigorously performed qualification to specific antimicrobial treatment. An infectious agent responsive to FQ therapy plays an integral role in the ...
Rose Amy E AE New York University School of - - 2013
Livedo reticularis (LR) is a net-like, violaceous, hyperpigmented pattern on the skin that reflects an underlying change in cutaneous blood flow. The causes of LR are many and most commonly include connective tissue diseases, vasculitis, hypercoagulability, and embolic events. We describe a 49-year-old man who presented with painful LR and ...
Tokala Hemasri H Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, 804 Service Road, East Lansing, MI 48824, - - 2013
Gastrointestinal (GI) sarcoidosis is a very rare disease, which clinically presents along with systemic disease or as an isolated finding. Gastric sarcoidosis is the most common form of GI sarcoidosis. Symptomatic gastric sarcoidosis is rare and only few case reports have been described in the literature with well-documented histological evidence ...
Escobar Mauricio Antonio MA - - 2013
Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) is associated with oesophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF). Tracheobronchial (cartilaginous) rests are typically found within the area of stenosis. The authors present a case report of EA-TEF associated with CES and present a modification of a novel technique to facilitate the management of CES. The ...
Lahbabi Mounia - - 2013
Acute esophageal necrosis, commonly referred to as "black esophagus" or "acute necrotizing esophagitis", is a rare clinical disorder with an unclear etiology. The definition excludes patients with a history of recent caustic ingestion. Oesophageal necrosis can be diagnosed at endoscopy by the presence of black necroting appearing oesophagus. Contrary to ...
Patel Ramnik - - 2013
A 14-year-old boy presented with a very unusual complication of massive lower gastrointestinal bleeding mimicking bleeding from Meckel's diverticulum who needed blood transfusions and required mini-exploration. He was found to have Campylobacter enteritis with bleeding from multiple mucosal ulcers in the ileocaecal region, which is presented with a review of ...
Lianos Georgios - - 2013
Gastric volvulus is a rare but potentially life-threatening clinical entity due to possible gastric necrosis. A wandering spleen may also be associated with gastric volvulus. Patients presenting with the triad epigastralgia, vomiting followed by retching, and difficulty or inability to pass a nasogastric tube into the stomach are likely to ...
Yin Jieyun - - 2013
Electrogastrography (EGG) is a non-invasive method for the measurement of gastric myoelectrical activity. It was first discovered in 1921 and popularized in 1990s. EGG is attractive because it is non-invasive. However, due to its non-invasive nature, there have also been controversies regarding validity and applications of EGG. The aim of ...
Mitevski A - - 2013
The aim of this paper is to address adenocarcinoma of the duodenum by reporting a case, reviewing the literature and discussing current knowledge, diagnostic modalities and treatment options. We present a case of a 42-year-old patient with duodenal adenocarcinoma at the second portion invading surrounding organs. The patient had a ...
Volpi Luca - - 2013
Actinomycosis is a chronic, suppurative, and granulomatous process caused by Actinomycetes, saprophytic bacteria normally residing in the oral cavity. It can involve any organ, but the cervicofacial disease is the most frequent. Pharyngolayngeal involvement is rare and usually occurs secondary to the oral or cervical disease. There are few cases ...
Younes Samia - - 2013
Behçet's disease (BD) is a multisystem vascular inflammatory disease with several clinical manifestations. Intracranial aneurysms are an extremely rare but nevertheless severe complication of BD. We report a case of a 44-year-old man. The diagnosis of BD was made based on the presence of recurrent oral aphthous ulcers and positive ...
Jarrot Pierre André - - 2013
Sarcoidosis and ulcerative colitis is a rare association. We report a case of this association and describe its clinical, radiological and functional characteristics based on a review of the literature. This association must be recognized by the physician and must be clearly distinguished from a systemic site of ulcerative colitis ...
Ribeiro Maxwel Capsy Boga - - 2013
Gastric adenocarcinoma after gastric bypass for morbid obesity is rare but has been described. The diet restriction, weight loss, and difficult assessment of the bypassed stomach, after this procedure, hinder and delay its diagnosis. We present a 52-year-old man who underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass 2 years ago and whose previous ...
Coblijn Usha K - - 2013
Delayed massive bleeding from an ischemic ulcer is a complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). Ischemic ulcers that present with massive bleeding are rare and challenging for the gastroenterologist as well as the bariatric surgeon. Case Description: This report reviews the case of a 63-year-old man who underwent an uncomplicated ...
Fajardo-Hermosillo Luis D - - 2013
Osteonecrosis is a relatively common comorbidity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but avascular necrosis in multiple sites is unusual. Multifocal osteonecrosis is defined as osteonecrotic lesions affecting three or more separate anatomic sites. We report a case of a 24-year-old woman diagnosed with SLE when she presented with mucocutaneous, haematological ...
Mensier Alexandre - - 2013
Acute pancreatitis is often caused by acute alcoholic intoxication or biliary stone migration. Other etiologies are less frequent. We report an exceptional case of kissing ulcer as the cause of an acute pancreatitis due to the perforation of the posterior ulcus into the pancreas. More remarkable is the association of ...
Eksarko Polikseni P The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA - - 2013
Intestinal obstruction due to midgut malrotation in neonates is well known. The incidence of malrotation in newborns is around 1:500 and the symptomatic incidence is 1:6000 births. Duodenal web as a cause of intestinal obstruction is less common and is reported to be 1:10 000-1:40 000. Malrotation is known to ...
Kar Papia - - 2012
Gastric antral vascular ectasia is the source of up to 4% of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding. It can present with occult bleeding requiring transfusions or with acute gastrointestinal bleeding. It is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and has been associated with such underlying chronic diseases as scleroderma, diabetes mellitus, ...
Powell Jason - - 2012
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: A literature review regarding the use of laryngopharyngeal mucosal signs in diagnosing laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). STUDY DESIGN: Literature review. METHODS: A search of MEDLINE in February 2012 using the terms laryngopharyngeal reflux, laryngitis, mucosa, appearances, and signs (English language only). RESULTS: One or more laryngopharyngeal mucosal signs associated with ...
Bird A R - - 2012
Gastric impaction in the horse is poorly described in the veterinary literature. To review the clinical and pathological features of gastric impaction. The clinical details of horses presenting with colic over a 7-year period and cases in which gastric impaction was considered to determine the outcome were reviewed. Clinical and ...
Bird A R - - 2012
Gastric impaction in the horse is poorly described in the veterinary literature. To review the clinical and pathological features of gastric impaction. The clinical details of horses presenting with colic over a 7-year period and cases in which gastric impaction was considered to determine the outcome were reviewed. Clinical and ...
Frattini Francesco - - 2012
Objectives and importance: Mesalazine is a widely used and generally safe drug for the treatment of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases. Neutropenia rarely complicates this treatment and very few cases have been reported in the literature. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We report here the case of a patient with ulcerative colitis who developed ...
Allman David A - - 2012
A 3 yr old spayed female boxer weighing 22.8 kg was presented for severe, acute vomiting and tenesmus. Tachycardia, tachypnea, dehydration, and abdominal pain were present on physical examination. Abdominal radiographs showed a foreign object (golf ball) in the fundus of the stomach, and a larger, round, soft-tissue opacity mass ...
Hanna John - - 2012
Alendronate is commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Its drug profile includes many recognized side effects, and the literature includes case reports of esophageal irritation and ulceration. However, little has been published about laryngeal effects. We describe the case of a 77-year-old man who presented ...
Binamer Yousef Y Divison of Dermatology, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON. - - 2012
Ulcerative necrobiosis lipoidica (UNL) is an uncommon disease, which is frequently recalcitrant to available therapies. It is characterized by well-defined, ulcerated plaques with indurated borders and atrophic centers. Multiple therapeutic options have been described, with variable success rates. To report the efficacy of using topical tacrolimus in treating UNL. Topical ...
Pariente Gali - - 2012
We report 2 cases of a rare sonographic appearance of duodenal atresia. The first was associated with severe hydramnios and a small, centrally located stomach. After birth due to recurrent pneumonia, bronchoscopy revealed a type 4 laryngotracheoesophageal cleft. The second case had an enlarged stomach without dilatation of the duodenum ...
Gupta Nalini - - 2012
Fungal microorganisms as a cause of gastric perforation, is very rare. Most of the cases of gastric perforation are seen as the complications of peptic ulcer disease, the intake of NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), neoplastic diseases, etc. We are reporting a case of a 50 year old male who ...
Goralski Jennifer L JL Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, United States. - - 2013
Patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) frequently experience gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, emesis, malnutrition and indigestion; diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), distal intestinal obstructive syndrome, and cholelithiasis are commonly implicated. We have recently diagnosed eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) in three patients with CF. EoE is a TH-2 driven, allergen-mediated disease ...
Kinoshita Hiroyuki - - 2012
Abstract We present a rare case of adenocarcinoma arising from a heterotopic pancreas in the duodenum, and review the associated literature. A 62-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital, complaining of vomiting and epigastralgia. Imaging studies revealed advanced gastric cancer with a gastric outlet obstruction. Whipple's operation and resection of ...
Sakiyama Masayuki - - 2012
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an ulcerative skin disorder characterized by neutrophilic infiltrations. PG is generally classified into four types: (i) ulcerative; (ii) pustular; (iii) bullous; and (iv) vegetative. Among them, bullous PG is known as a rare type. Herein, we report a case of bullous PG together with a summary ...
Vijgen Guy H E J - - 2012
BACKGROUND: After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a substantial number of patients do not achieve successful long-term weight loss. In cases of loss of restriction, the application of an adjustable gastric band ("salvage banding") over the gastric pouch, or gastrojejunostomy, could prevent weight regain or increase weight loss. The objective of ...
Olaussen Alexander - - 2012
BACKGROUND: Although the majority of Australian intensive care paramedics use the manual intraosseous infusion technique (MAN-IO), several other semiautomatic devices now are available, such as the bone injection gun (BIG) and the semiautomatic intraosseous infusion system (EZ-IO). Given the choice of devices now available, questions have been raised regarding success ...
Larssen Kristian Stritesky - - 2012
In this paper, we present three cases of gastric volvulus who were admitted to our hospital over one year, focusing on the diagnostic process. By comparing the cases, we present diagnostic points and endoscopic findings that should trigger suspicion and lead to a prompt diagnosis by computed tomography, thus enabling ...
Atmatzidis S - - 2012
Schwannomas are generally benign, slow growing tumors, which can originate from any nerve that has a Schwann cell sheath. Digestive tract schwannomas are rare and are usually asymptomatic. We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with a symptomatic submucosal tumour of the gastric antrum. The patient underwent partial gastrectomy ...
Crawford Geoffrey B - - 2012
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review all cases in the literature of erosion associated with Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) occluder devices. BACKGROUND: Delayed erosion of the aortic or atrial wall is an infrequent but potentially lethal complication of percutaneous septal defect closure using an ASD device. The epidemiology is poorly understood. METHODS: ...
Gogia Shashi B - - 2012
Chronic ulcers are characterized by being resistant to all forms of treatment. Recent improvement in compression techniques, notably use of multilayer bandaging has created a need for a re-look into it's use. The authors present two case reports of successful management of chronic ulcers using compression through bandaging where all ...
Brobst Robert W - - 2012
The Ulthera system is a facial application of intense focused ultrasound developed for improving noninvasive rejuvenation results. This article describes the Ulthera device, its mechanism of action, the indications and limitations of the device, and the details of treatment. We also review the literature and our personal results, discuss future ...
Bourkiza Rabia - - 2012
Punctal and canalicular plugs are widely used for both temporary and permanent occlusion of the lacrimal puncta in dry eyes. There are many designs and materials available on the market. While their efficacy in improving dry eye symptoms is widely proven, the gamut of complications associated with these devices have ...
Meshinchi Soheil - - 2012
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now exerting its regulatory authority over the use of molecular diagnostics and related assays for medical decision making in clinical trials, by performing pre-Investigational Device Exemption reviews in all phases of clinical trials. In this review, we assess the analytical performance of the ...
Budimir Ivan - - 2012
Arterio-enteric fistula is a rare, but potentially deadly cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The disease occurs in two forms: primary as a result of atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm, aortitis, trauma, radiation, tumor invasion or penetrating ulcer, and secondary as a consequence of surgical aortal reconstruction. The clinical manifestation is mostly gastrointestinal bleeding, ...
Moon Juhi - - 2012
Gram-negative microorganisms are rarely implicated in causing infective endocarditis (IE). Although the traditionally identified risk factor for Gram-negative endocarditis has been intravenous drug abuse, recent studies have revealed that healthcare contact and the presence of prosthetic cardiac devices are primary risk factors for IE secondary to non-HACEK Gram-negative bacteria. We ...
Maisano F - - 2012
MitraClip system is the only catheter-based device for percutanoeus mitral valve repair available for clinical use, after receipt of the CE Mark in 2008, while it is currently under review for FDA approval in the US. To date, over 3500 MitraClip implants have been performed worldwide, mainly in high risk ...
Persing Sarah M SM University of Vermont College of Medicine, - - 2012
Superficial granulomatous pyoderma (SGP) is a rare variant of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) and differs from classic PG in its indolent clinical course, lack of associated underlying disease, the finding of a granulomatous infiltrate on histology, and better prognosis with less-aggressive therapies. We report on a case of SGP involving the ...
Murray Nigel P - - 2012
Acquired hemophilia is a rare disease, presenting with severe hemorrhage, we present a case caused by a duodenal tumor, the clinical management, ethical implications, treatment recommendations, and a review of the literature.
Oluyemi Aderemi - - 2012
Multiple duodenal ulcers are an uncommon finding in portal hypertensive duodenopathy (PHD). They represent a potential source of clinically significant bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal system in patients with cirrhosis. As this particular ulcer entity in relation to PHD has no distinguishing symptoms aside from those relating to the consequent ...
Basra M M Department of General Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. - - 2012
Acute ischaemic colitis (AIC) is being increasingly recognised as an uncommon cause of abdominal pain associated with fresh bleeding per rectum. It is paramount to maintain a high index of suspicion and adopt appropriate management strategies to avoid complications and inappropriate interventions. In this paper, we describe a case of ...
Xu Jie - - 2012
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of adult malignancies and is responsible for over 13,000 deaths in the U.S. annually. The fatalities are largely due to distant metastasis, with lung, liver, bone and brain being most commonly affected organs. Gastric metastasis from RCC is a rare event (less ...
Fernandes Pedro - - 2011
The use of miniaturized devices for fastening bioprocess development, even up to production scale, has expanded rapidly, a feature clearly noticeable in recent years. This matter was reviewed in a recent past, but several developments have occurred since. These will be addressed in the present work, which will provide some ...
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