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Hulvat Melissa C - - 2006
Annular pancreas is a rare congenital anomaly occurring in 1 of every 12,000 to 15,000 live births [Nerwich N, Shi E. Neonatal duodenal obstruction: a review of 30 consecutive cases. Pediatr Surg Int 1994;9:47-50]. It may remain asymptomatic throughout life, present in adulthood, or present in infancy as a high ...
Shanmugam R P - - 2006
Jejunal diverticulae are rare and usually asymptomatic, Jejunoileal diverticulae are generally thought to be acquired and are estimated to occur in 1-5% of the population of which only 10% developed complications which include diverticulitis, perforation, hemorrhage, enterolith formation and obstruction. We present a case of jejunal diverticulosis associated with stricture ...
Bonfante Pierfrancesco - - 2006
We report a case of duodenal obstruction caused by a large gallstone wedged in the duodenal bulb (Bouveret's syndrome), presenting with acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding and successfully treated by surgery following a failed attempt at endoscopic retrieval of the stone. Haemorrhage is a very rare form of presentation. After an ...
Edwards Michael A - - 2006
Obstruction of the small intestine is a recognized complication after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity. Reported causes after bariatric surgery include volvulus, adhesion, internal hernia, hemorrhagic bezoar, incarcerated ventral hernia, and intussusception. Intussusception after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for morbid obesity is rare. The etiology remains largely obscure. A ...
Garcia-Pachon Eduardo - - 2006
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The presence of urine in the pleural space (urinothorax) is a rarely recognized cause of pleural effusion. To date, only 58 cases have been reported. In this article the features of urinothorax are analyzed, and clinical and biochemical characteristics are reviewed in order to propose a classification, ...
Rathore M A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Adult intussusception is rare. It is expected to be found in 1/30,000 of all hospital admissions, 1/1300 of all abdominal operations, 1/30-1/100 of all cases operated for intestinal obstruction and one case of adult intussusception for every 20 childhood ones. METHODS: The authors encountered 4 cases of adult intussusception. ...
Miller Rob - - 2006
Spontaneous retropharyngeal hemorrhage, although uncommon, can be rapidly progressive and potentially life-threatening. Timely recognition and appropriate treatment are essential for a successful outcome. We report a case of retropharyngeal hemorrhage in an 81-year-old male with a history of arteriosclerotic disease who presented with cough, dysphagia, dyspnea, and cervical ecchymosis. Lateral ...
Cappell Mitchell S - - 2006
AIM: The aim of the study was to characterize the clinical presentation, evaluation, and therapy of Bouveret's syndrome, by comprehensively reviewing all the identified previously reported cases, to facilitate early diagnosis and thereby to improve the prognosis. METHODS: Relevant articles were identified by MEDLINE computerized searches, by consultation with all ...
Tyagi I - - 2006
INTRODUCTION: Some medical emergencies need compromised airway management as the first measure. Most of these cases are first seen by an ENT surgeon, whose proper evaluation and timely intervention can prove decisive. Knowledge of alternatives for airway management can prove life-saving, although these may require the active involvement of other ...
Ben Brahim Mohamed - - 2006
PURPOSE: The aim of this work is to discuss the pathogenesis of the segmental dilatation of the intestine (SDI) and to review its clinical presentation and the ways to confirm the diagnosis. METHODS: Eight cases of pathologically proven SDI from 1987 to 2003 were reviewed and discussed. There were 7 ...
Khnifies Riad - - 2006
Schwannomas of the nasal cavity are extremely rare. We evaluated a 42-year-old woman who presented with a 4-year history of slowly progressive nasal obstruction. The cause of the obstruction was identified as a schwannoma in the left inferior turbinate. The tumor was completely excised, and no sign of recurrence was ...
Oktay M F - - 2006
Hemifacial hypertrophy is an uncommon developmental disorder characterized by facial asymmetry that involves abnormal bone development and facial enlargement. Many cases of hemihypertrophy have been reported since the first case was reported by Wagner in 1839. We identified a child diagnosed with hemifacial hypertrophy and sensorineural hearing loss who presented ...
Tortora Alessandra - - 2006
We report an unusual cause of the pleural effusion due to extravasation of urine from the retroperitoneal space into the thoracic cavity. In our case, the urinoma occurred owing to obstructing urinary tract lesion due to opaque stone. Although rare, urinothorax should be considered when pleural effusion occurs in patients ...
Smaldone Marc C - - 2006
Ureteral obstruction as a result of a primary aspergillus infection is rare. Early clinical suspicion in immunosuppressed patients is essential to diagnosis. We report a case of a 50-year-old diabetic woman presenting with acute renal failure, sepsis, and bilateral ureteral obstruction. Initial management included bilateral percutaneous nephrostomy tubes. Urine culture ...
Al-Ammar A Y - - 2006
Glial heterotopia is a rare disorder. However, it must be considered in the differential diagnosis of airway obstruction in the newborn. Differentiation of this lesion from nasal glioma and encephalocele is important. In this paper we report a midline glial heterotopia, which presented with upper airway obstruction in a newborn. ...
Kim Tae-Oh TO Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Institute of Gastroenterology, Pusan National University College of Medicine, 1-10 Ami-dong, Soe-gu, Busan 602-739, Korea. - - 2006
We experienced a case of intussusception caused by cys- tic lymphangioma of the colon in a 32 years old female who was admitted to our hospital for the chief complaint of bloody stool. In the colonoscopic examination, cystic mass with stalk which had smooth mucosal surface was noted at the ...
Yoshida Takafumi - - 2006
Most osteochondromas affect the long bones, but rarely originate in the spine. We report an extremely rare case of osteochondroma of the atlas causing obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in a 61-year-old female. The osteochondroma was removed completely using a transoral approach, and the symptoms of OSAS disappeared. A review ...
Kirlum H-J - - 2006
We present a case with distal ureteral obstruction after a single subureteral collagen injection. Postnatally, the girl presented with bilateral vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). At one year of age, a bilateral subureteral collagen injection was carried out. Postoperatively, the girl was followed up regularly and showed no pathological findings. But three ...
Tade A O - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Intestinal endometriosis is not commonly reported in Nigeria and Africa. This paper presents a case of chronic intestinal endometriosis in a young Nigerian woman presenting with features of chronic intestinal obstruction. METHOD: The case records of a 29-year old Nigerian female, who presented with chronic intestinal obstruction secondary to ...
McCawley N - - 2006
BACKGROUND: Adult intussusception is an uncommon surgical presentation AIMS: We report a case of adult intussusception, review the literature and discuss the optimal management. METHODS: We describe a woman who presented with severe abdominal pain and a large supra-umbilical mass. Ileocolic intussception was confirmed on CT, and a laparotomy and ...
Smith G H M - - 2006
This is a case report of a 73-year-old man with a small bowel obstruction secondary to an incarcerated paracaecal hernia. His large right inguinal hernia, initially suspected as a potential source of obstruction, turned out to be a red herring. Congenital internal hernias are a very rare cause of bowel ...
Anami Ai - - 2006
We encountered one case of duodenal atresia complicated by massive intrauterine hemorrhage due to the perforation of an umbilical cord ulceration (UCU). UCU is an extremely rare complication in the perinatal period. Although the prenatal diagnosis of upper intestinal atresia has been established, little is known about the association between ...
Roviello Franco - - 2006
Small bowel metastases from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) are very rare. Clinical presentation includes obstruction, bleeding, intussusception and rarely perforation. We report a case of a 48-year-old female presenting a jejunal intussusception due to intestinal metastasis from RCC. To our knowledge, there are only a few such cases reported in ...
Grgurević I - - 2006
Cases of common bile duct (CBD) wall thickening due to varicose dilation of intramural veins consequential to portal vein thrombosis (PVT) are rare and present a considerable differential diagnostic problem, as they can mimic cholangiocarcinoma. In such cases, colour Doppler ultrasound (CD US) is a very valuable diagnostic method. There ...
Sayers G M - - 2006
Parenteral nutrition is an expensive therapeutic modality that is used to treat patients with intestinal failure. The benefit it offers in terms of life prolongation needs to be weighed against its risks and burdens. Through the use of descriptive clinical vignettes, this article illustrates the ethical and legal principles that ...
Lamyman Michael J - - 2006
Intestinal obstruction caused by chronic schistosomiasis infection is rare, with only 12 previously recorded cases in the literature. We report the first recorded case presenting to a European hospital. A 36-year-old Caucasian man, who was born and lived in the UK, presented with small bowel obstruction. He had visited China ...
Rodríguez Leal Gustavo - - 2006
Intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare autosomal dominant disorder or acquired condition that leads to lymph obstruction, poor chyle transport and concomitant problems. We describe the cases of two women with chronic diarrhea in whom the common signs of lymphagiectasia-hypoalbuminemia, lymphopenia and distal edema- were found. One of them also had ...
Cimsit Bayindir - - 2006
A foreign body is a rare cause of obstructive jaundice. We report a 19-year-old woman with jaundice caused by a surgical gauze in the common bile duct (CBD). Four yours earlier, she had undergone a cholecystectomy and drainage for hydatid disease of the liver. Her postoperative course was complicated by ...
Efremidou Eleni I - - 2006
We report the successful surgical treatment of intestinal obstruction caused by enteroliths formed in jejunal diverticula. A 78-year-old man with bowel obstruction of unknown etiology was initially managed conservatively, but suffered recurrence of the obstruction. Thus, we performed a laparotomy, which revealed multiple diverticula in the jejunum, with one enterolith ...
Simsek Pelin Ozlem - - 2006
Tracheobroncopathia osteochondroplastica (TO) is a rare disease of adult males characterized by osteocartilagious submucosal nodules protruding into the airway lumen, causing variable degrees of airway obstruction. Here we describe a case of TO in a 9-year-old girl patient presenting with chronic cough, along with a brief review of this rare ...
Cowles Robert A - - 2006
BACKGROUND: The initial clinical presentation and radiographic finding of microcolon in children with long-segment intestinal aganglionosis involving the entire colon, ileum and sometimes the jejunum can mimic meconium ileus. This makes the diagnosis difficult for the radiologist and surgeon. OBJECTIVE: To document and describe the clinical and radiographic findings in ...
Assarian A - - 2005
A case of translocated intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) lying partly in the bowel wall at the rectosigmoid junction and its removal by colonoscope is described. This case highlights the possibility of safe retrieval of an IUCD by colonoscopy when it is partly embedded in the bowel wall. Routine sigmoidoscopy alongside ...
Mufti Areej - - 2005
Intestinal obstruction is an uncommon complication of Yersinia enterocolitica infection. We report a case of enterocolitis in an 11-month-old infant, complicated by intestinal obstruction. Y. entercolitica serotype O:21, previously reported to cause severe disease, was isolated from the patient's stool. Unusual or complicated presentations of yersiniosis may be associated with ...
Samarasam Inian I Department of Surgery, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamilnadu, India. - - 2005
Jejunogastric intussusception is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening complication of a previous gastrojejunal anastomosis. Although jejunogastric intussusception was first described in 1914, fewer than 200 cases have been reported in the English literature thus far. Awareness of this rare complication would help in early diagnosis and appropriate management. Described here ...
Oktar S O - - 2006
Intestinal pneumatosis is a relatively rare condition that has been associated with a wide variety of abnormalities. Traditionally, this entity has been diagnosed by radiographic films, contrast series, or more accurately by computed tomography. However, reports describing findings of intestinal pneumatosis on sonographic examination, which is an important initial diagnostic ...
Jaremko J L - - 2005
A case of acute large bowel obstruction by colo-colonic intussusception in a healthy 19-year-old man is presented. The lead point of the intussusception is a rare solitary colonic Peutz-Jeghers polyp in the descending colon of a man without the full Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. The clinical presentation, imaging findings on plain radiographs, ...
Hammad Fayez T - - 2005
Neonatal infravesical obstruction in females is less common than in boys and rarely reported. In this article, we report on 3 cases of infravesical obstruction in female neonates with different etiologies. We also reviewed the literature on this topic. Including our cases, 17 cases of neonatal infravesical obstruction in girls ...
Kwok Kelvin H K - - 2005
Herniation through the gastroepiploic foramen into the lesser sac is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. The nonspecific nature of its presentation makes early diagnosis of this condition difficult. Internal herniation should be considered with a high index of suspicion in intestinal obstruction due to the high rate of morbidity ...
Guerrero Hernández Ignacio - - 2005
Portal biliopathy is a rare condition that is usually not diagnosed and only in few cases causes symptoms. Those symptoms are caused by vascular obstruction of the biliary tree in patients with portal hypertension. We report a case of a 29 years man who presented with history of intermittent jaundice, ...
Lalwani Kirk - - 2005
We describe a healthy neonate with abdominal distention, inadequate ventilation, and delayed extubation during anesthesia for minor surgery. Following rectal decompression and successful extubation, extreme abdominal distention recurred postoperatively after ingestion of clear fluids. We elicited a history of frequent and excessive flatus from the parents, and abdominal radiography revealed ...
Hanna S J - - 2005
We report a rare case of a laryngeal pseudotumour in a child presenting with stridor, which was treated by endoscopic laryngeal resection, without the need for a tracheostomy. A short review of the literature is also presented. Although rare, laryngeal pseudotumour should be considered as part of the differential diagnosis ...
Vanmuylder N - - 2005
We describe here an autopsy case presenting bilateral cryptorchidism, left pelvic kidney and intestinal malrotation, evoking a "reverse rotation" with hypoplasia of the cecum. Furthermore, the colon showed alternate bands of stenosis and dilatation. This association has not yet been described, and is discussed in the light of the embryological ...
Blondon Hugues - - 2005
We report 3 new cases of Mitochondrial-Neuro-Gastro-Intestinal Encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) (or Pseudo-Obstruction-Leukoencephalopathy-Intestinal-Pseudoobstruction Syndrome [POLIP]), a rare disease that associates chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) and neurological symptoms. A review of the 72 reported cases together with these 3 cases revealed that this condition was associated with (a) a specific cluster of neurological ...
Konstantinidis Konstantinos - - 2005
Lymphangiomas are uncommon benign tumors, usually encountered early in childhood. Here is described the case of a pregnant woman at 15 weeks' gestation with a symptomatic ileal small bowel lymphangioma that was approached laparoscopically. A limited number of laparoscopically managed cases of abdominal lymphangiomas have been reported. This is the ...
Lauwers P - - 2006
Colonic atresia (CA) is an infrequent cause of lower gastrointestinal obstruction in the neonate. Coexistence with aganglionosis of the colon (Hirschsprung's disease) has been reported but is generally not recognized in the neonatal period. We report another case and present a review of the literature. A boy with a lower ...
Jörg Sabine - - 2006
Myxoid chondrosarcomas of the head and neck region are rare. We report the case of an 8-year-old boy with progressive unilateral nasal obstruction resulting from a highly differentiated myxoid chondrosarcoma of the maxilla extending to the nasal cavity and the ethmoid. Clinical presentation, histological findings and therapy are presented with ...
Assenza M - - 2005
Acute apendicitis rarely presents with a clinical picture of mechanical small-bowel obstruction. The Authors report a case of this inusual clinical occurrence, arised like a complication of a common disease, characterized by a chronically inflamed appendix (mucocele) wrapping around the last loop of ileum that produced volvolus and strangulation. The ...
McGuire B - - 2005
Failed manual reduction of entero-enteric intussusception in adults leads to intestinal resection for benign disease. The case of a twenty-year old male with an eight inch jejuno-jejunal intussusception is presented. The authors resected a hamartomatous polyp from the apex of the intussusceptum and a subsequent attempt at manual reduction was ...
Rohrer Kellie - - 2005
Non-bilious vomiting in the newborn is common. Etiologies include both surgical and medical conditions. Gastroesophageal reflux, soy or milk protein allergy, and prostaglandin-induced foveolar hyperplasia are among the medical causes. Surgical entities include gastric antral webs, pre-ampullary duodenal and pyloric atresia, and hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. We report the unique case ...
Hirano Y - - 2005
Ileosigmoid knot (ISK) is an unusual clinical entity of small bowel obstruction in which the ileum wraps around the base of the sigmoid colon and forms a pseudo-knot. We present the case of a 75-year-old male in whom ISK was the definitive computed tomographic finding. ISK should be considered in ...
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