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Kotisso Berhanu - - 2008
The Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome is a rare cause of duodenal obstruction. We present two young Ethiopian female patients who were diagnosed with this rare condition. After a duodeno-jejunostomy, the patients showed significant improvement and were discharged in a very good condition. This is the first report of this rare ...
Gillies Martin J - - 2008
The recognition of neonatal intestinal perforation relies on identification of free gas in the peritoneum on plain abdominal radiographs and the associated clinical signs. The neonatal bowel takes several hours to fill with gas, potentially obscuring one of the radiological signs of bowel perforation in the neonate. We describe the ...
Rabau O - - 2008
Intestinal pseudoobstruction is an uncommon clinical condition of varied etiologies. Confusion in its characterization and diagnosis often results in delay in diagnosis as well as inappropriate treatment involving repeated surgery. The various aspects and characteristics of intestinal pseudoobstruction are described by representative case reports of three patients treated in our ...
Talanow Roland - - 2008
The 21(st) century has provided new technical and educational opportunities as well as challenges which have not been approached and exploited sufficiently by traditional scientific journals. Furthermore, case reports are usually "neglected" by traditional journals for a variety of reasons, including limited space in the hardcopy version of the journal ...
Yazkan Rasih - - 2008
Tracheocele is a herniation of the tracheal mucous membrane and it is rarely reported in the literature. It may be a congenital defect or an acquired lesion. Traumas, high pressure injuries, long lasting tracheostomy, obstructive tracheal diseases, recurrent infections of the mucous glands of the trachea with subsequent ductal obstruction ...
Khan Muhammad Najm - - 2008
Colonic Intussusception although common in children, is a rare cause of acute intestinal obstruction in adults. The etiology, clinical presentation and management of this condition is different in adults as compared to children. Pre-operative diagnosis is usually difficult due to the non specific and intermittent nature of the symptoms. CT ...
Makam Ramesh - - 2008
"Peritonitis fibrosa incapsulata", first described in 1907, is a condition characterized by encasement of the bowel with a thick fibrous membrane. This condition was renamed as "abdominal cocoon" in 1978. It presents as small bowel obstruction clinically. 35 cases of abdominal cocoon have been reported in the literature over the ...
Steffensen Thora S - - 2008
Intestinal malrotation has an incidence of 1 per 6000 live births. The most serious consequence of malrotation is volvulus. Midgut volvulus is a rare condition in which the small bowel and proximal colon twist around the superior mesenteric artery, leading to a high-grade proximal bowel obstruction and vascular compromise of ...
Yetim Ibrahim - - 2008
Trichobezoars are caused by hair ingestion. The usual presentation of a trichobezoar is with early satiety and malnutrition. Obstructive symptoms and manifestations of gastric outlet obstruction may occur. The diagnosis may be suspected in young females with malnutrition, who have a history of trichophagia. We report a case of 12-year-old ...
Scola Christopher J - - 2008
We reviewed the clinical manifestations of mesenteric vasculitis due to giant cell arteritis (GCA) and considered features of the mesenteric anatomy in relationship to disease expression. We compiled and reviewed a case series by systematic identification of patients previously reported in the English-language literature to have mesenteric involvement from known ...
Amonkar Suraj J - - 2008
Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) is a well-established technique for assessing and treating obstructive jaundice. Plastic and self-expanding metal stents can be deployed as an alternative when ERCP is not feasible or hilar strictures require an antegrade approach. Complication rates of percutaneous procedures are low, and are usually related to bile ...
Obanor O - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Tetanus is a fatal infection caused by the neurotoxin tetanospasmin released by the vegetative spores of Clostridium tetani. The high mortality rate is related to frequent tetanic fits with laryngeal spasm and airway obstruction. Numerous anticonvulsants are in use, with varying efficacy in controlling fits. This case report highlights ...
Agrawal Anurag - - 2007
Many obstructive airway disorders such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are characterized by mucous metaplasia of the airway epithelium and chronic mucus hypersecretion. Airway occlusion by mucus plugging has been reported in many cases of fatal asthma and conventional mucolytic therapies have been unable to ...
Aslanabadi S - - 2007
Intestinal malrotation is a developmental anomaly affecting the position and peritoneal attachments of the small and large bowels during organogenesis in foetal life. It has been defined as absent or incomplete rotation and fixation of the embryonic gut around the superior mesenteric artery. In the present paper, we review the ...
Handa A - - 2007
Urinothorax refers to the presence of urine in the pleural space secondary to obstructive uropathy, and is an unusual cause of pleural effusion. The importance of recognising this entity lies in the fact that the condition is completely reversible following relief of urinary tract obstruction. We describe a 35-year-old man ...
Thway Khin - - 2009
Ganglioneuromatosis of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare condition that has an established association with the multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome, type IIb. Its occurrence in neurofibromatosis, in which the large intestine is usually affected, is much rarer. We report a case of diffuse ganglioneuromatosis of the small bowel, found incidentally ...
Ibegbu Eric E Division of Gastroenterology, University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32207, - - 2007
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube complications can be serious or life threatening. Retrograde intussusception is a very rare complication of PEG tubes with only 9 cases reported in the literature. We describe a case of retrograde intussusception, associated with the use of a Foley catheter as a replacement gastrostomy tube, ...
Xu Wei - - 2007
Intussusception of the ureter is a rare complication of some ureteral diseases. A 49-year-old man was found to have a ureteral intussusception in the middle part of the right ureter accompanied by a polyp below the invaginated segment of the ureter. Surgery confirmed the diagnostic imaging findings. Here, we present ...
James Aaron W - - 2007
Intestinal malrotation is a congenital anomaly occurring in one of 500 live births. It typically presents during the first months of life, but in rare instances, it can persist undetected into adulthood when it is identified during a radiographic or surgical procedure. We present a case of intestinal malrotation discovered ...
Xu Ping P Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Qingchun Road 79, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, - - 2007
Sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis (SEP) is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction that is characterized by a thick grayish-white fibrotic membrane encasing the small bowel. SEP can be classified as idiopathic, also known as abdominal cocoon, or secondary. It is difficult to make a definite pre-operative diagnosis. We experienced five cases ...
Banerjee Rupa - - 2007
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The presence of a critical intestinal stricture is a contraindication for conventional capsule endoscopy for the risk of impaction. Prior assessment of intestinal patency can substantially minimize this risk. The aim of the present study was to assess the safety and efficacy of the M2A patency capsule ...
Swanger Ronald - - 2007
Appendiceal intussusception is a rare entity. The majority of cases reported in the literature address surgical and colonoscopic approaches to treatment of the condition. The existing radiologic literature largely describes the sonographic and double-contrast enema findings of appendiceal intussusception. We present a case of appendiceal intussusception and describe the air-contrast ...
Slam Kristine D - - 2007
We present a case of multiple sequential intussusceptions in a preterm neonate that resulted in mechanical bowel obstruction. The differential diagnosis of abdominal obstruction in a neonate is extensive, requiring a thorough review of presentation and methodical workup to determine etiology (Teitelbaum DH. Obturation obstruction of the intestine. In: O'Neill ...
You Je Sung - - 2007
Meckel's diverticulum results from incomplete closure of the omphalomesenteric duct, and is the most common congenital anomaly of the small intestine. We present a case report of a 42-year-old patient who developed a strangulated intestinal obstruction as a complication of Meckel's diverticulum. The strangulated bowel obstruction was suggested by contrast-enhanced ...
Birmingham C Laird - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report the case of a gastric bezoar in a patient with anorexia nervosa (AN). METHOD: Case report of a bezoar of the stomach occurring in AN and a review of the literature relating to bezoars and AN from PubMed. RESULTS: A 19 year-old female presented with a 2-year ...
Thomas Mathew - - 2007
Cholelithiasis is increasingly being diagnosed in newborns and infants because of the more frequent use of abdominal ultrasound. However, common bile duct stones causing obstruction or symptoms in infancy are exceedingly rare and are not often reported in the literature. We report the successful treatment of symptomatic choledocholithiasis in a ...
Rokade Muktachand L - - 2007
Abdominal cocoon is a rare cause of small intestinal obstruction observed in young females in tropical regions. It manifests by forming a membrane that typically encases the small bowel loops, leading to mechanical obstruction. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult and is usually established during laparotomy. We report a case of abdominal ...
Chatterjee Shamita - - 2008
Gallstone ileus is an uncommon cause of small bowel obstruction and is rarely suspected preoperatively. Patients are usually elderly and present with features of small bowel obstruction. Commonest site of impaction of the gallstone is the terminal ileum. We report a case of gallstone ileus in a 37-year-old female who ...
Fredrickson Kristin L - - 2007
A laryngopyocele forms when a laryngocele becomes infected and fills with mucopus. We report a case of an internal larngopyocele that presented as airway obstruction in a 34-year-old man; such a presenting sign is exceedingly rare. We also review the anatomy, etiology, and clinical course of the different types of ...
Al-Obaid Omar - - 2007
Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis, with a high morbidity and mortality rate - usually related to the delayed diagnosis of intestinal obstruction. Diagnosing gallstone ileus needs a high index of suspicion. A case of a gallstone ileus is reported. The clinical presentation, radiological features, intraoperative findings, operative ...
Fraser Lyndsay - - 2007
Non-refluxing non-obstructive megaureter is a rare condition, usually diagnosed in asymptomatic neonates. We present the case of a 39-year-old male, who presented with a 6-month history of recurrent UTIs and intermittent frank haematuria. IVU, flexible cystoscopy and micturating cystogram confirmed characteristically dilated ureters, without evidence of reflux or obstruction. We ...
Liang John J - - 2007
We report a case of transmural florid cystic endosalpingiosis of the colon with tumor-like obstruction in a 90-year-old woman with abdominal distention and obstruction. Colonoscopy examination revealed an obstructive luminal mass. Pathologic examination of the sigmoid colectomy specimen revealed a transmural, florid proliferation of mostly cystically dilated glands that were ...
Sangchan Apichat - - 2007
A 27-year-old Thai man presented with chronic watery diarrhea for 2 years. The diagnosis of capillariasis was made by enteroscopy after negative repeated stool tests. Here, the authors reported the first case of abnormal endoscopic finding of intestinal capillariasis. It showed segmental erythematous and swelling of proximal jejunal mucosa with ...
Al-Obaid Omar
Gallstone ileus is an uncommon complication of cholelithiasis, with a high morbidity and mortality rate - usually related to the delayed diagnosis of intestinal obstruction. Diagnosing gallstone ileus needs a high index of suspicion. A case of a gallstone ileus is reported. The clinical presentation, radiological features, intraoperative findings, operative ...
Raksakietisak Manee - - 2006
The authors present two cases of acute epiglottitis with upper airway obstruction that urgently needed artificial airways. In case 1, a 55-year-old woman with DM presented with severe upper airway obstruction and sepsis. The tracheostomy was chosen for airway management, antibiotic was given, and fluid and inotropic drug (dopamine) were ...
Longatti Pierluigi - - 2006
A membrane obstruction of the foramina of Magendie and Luschka is an uncommon origin of hydrocephalus characterized by unusual clinical symptoms of rhomboid fossa hypertension. Various surgical approaches have been proposed to alleviate this obstruction, including opening the obstructed foramen of Magendie using suboccipital craniectomy, shunting procedures, and more recently, ...
Chen Fayu - - 2006
Hirschsprung's disease (HD) in adults is rare and often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. We report a case of HD in a 26-year-old woman who had a history of chronic constipation that required laxatives and enemas since early childhood. She developed severe intestinal obstruction and presented to the emergency department with significant ...
Cribb N C - - 2006
AIMS: To retrospectively evaluate the medical and surgical records of horses with acute small intestinal obstructions associated with Parascaris equorum infection; to describe the gastrointestinal lesions; and to determine the outcome of cases with such lesions. METHODS: Records of 25 horses with acute small intestinal obstruction associated with P. equorum ...
Aziz Faisal F Department of Surgery, New York Medical College, Munger Pavilion, Suite 211, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA. - - 2006
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare condition of unclear etiology. It can cause ureteral obstruction. We present the unique case of a 54 years old female, who initially presented with spontaneous perforation of the cecum. Upon exploring the abdomen, the classical glistening white, unyielding retroperitoneal fibrosis was encountered. A right ...
Marriott D - - 2007
We report a case of Veillonella parvula lumbar discitis and secondary bacteremia confirmed by molecular characterization of the 16S rRNA genes. Identification of the organism was essential for an appropriate choice of antimicrobial therapy following the failure of empirical flucloxacillin. Veillonella spp. are normal flora of the gastrointestinal tract, raising ...
Rapp David E - - 2006
Initial experience utilizing metal stents in the treatment of ureteroenteric anastomotic strictures has yielded promising results. However, the long-term efficacy of metal stent placement remains unknown. Further, there is a paucity of literature to describe the technical considerations associated with the surgical management of obstruction after metal stent failure. We ...
Loh Amos H P - - 2007
We report a case of neonatal intestinal volvulus around a persistent right vitelline artery, presenting as an aberrant parieto-mesenteric band on exploratory laparotomy. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in the English literature of a persistent right vitelline artery causing axial intestinal volvulus in a neonate. A ...
Oladele A O - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Internal hernias are rare. Their occurrence through the broad ligament is one of the rarest forms. We present a report of a 45 year Nigerian female with acute on chronic intestinal obstruction due to an internal hernia of the broad ligament. METHODS: Patients case notes and a review of ...
Goldman A J - - 2006
We report six patients with unexpected difficult airways who underwent tracheal intubation using the Laryngeal Mask Airway CTrach. All these patients had failed orotracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopy and gum elastic bougie placement. Fibreoptic bronchoscopy failed in two of these patients due to blood and secretions in the airway. This ...
Polat K Yalcin - - 2006
The incidence of intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) has been increasing in the West, due to the AIDS epidemic, transglobal immigration, IV drug abuse, an aging population, and an increase in the number of immunocompromised patients. Obstruction and perforation of the intestine are the most common and serious complications of ITB. Another ...
Tan F L S - - 2006
Sigmoid volvulus is a rare presentation of Hirschsprung's disease. A 38-year-old male presented with acute intestinal obstruction and a history of chronic constipation since childhood. Abdominal radiographs showed megarectum and megacolon with dissipated feces. Sigmoidoscopy revealed gangrenous bowel mucosa affecting the sigmoid colon. Emergency laparotomy revealed a grossly dilated bowel ...
Ueno Yoshitaka - - 2006
Ureteral obstruction is a rare extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease (CD). We report the case of a 20-year-old man who presented with fever, diarrhoea, and lower abdominal pain. Diagnostic studies confirmed CD and revealed an abdominal mass obstructing the right ureter and hydronephrosis. Ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction was diagnosed. Despite ...
Zeno Brian R - - 2006
A 64-year-old woman presented with severe abdominal pain and was found to have a large fecolith in the sigmoid colon with resulting bowel obstruction. During a therapeutic colonoscopy, she developed severe shortness of breath and hypoxia, and was found to have a tension pneumothorax. We review the potential mechanisms by ...
Chew M H - - 2006
Peritoneal encapsulation (PE) is a rare condition that has been described interchangeably with sclerosing encapsulated peritonitis as well as abdominal cocoon. We report an otherwise well 38-year-old man who presented with two episodes of intestinal obstruction about two months apart. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen showed characteristic features of ...
Ver Steeg Kyle - - 2006
A case of retrograde intussusception is presented occurring >1 year following a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP). Presentation may be confusing and lead to a serious delay in diagnosis. Review of the literature shows most intussusceptions following RYGBP are retrograde, and most, if not all, appear to originate in the proximal ...
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