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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Cronin E M P - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Ganglioneuroma is a rare tumour of neural crest origin, which arises from maturation of a neuroblastoma. While previously considered to be non-functioning, they are now known to be frequently endocrinologically active. AIMS AND METHODS: We report a case of a massive retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma presenting with small bowel obstruction in ...
Ingec M - - 2005
Ileal penetration by a copper-bearing intrauterine device (IUD) is a rare but serious potential complication. This paper reports the case of a 30-year-old gravida 4 para 3 woman with ileal embedding by an IUD. Laparoscopy was performed on the patient 4 months after the insertion of the IUD. When the ...
Baeza-Herrera Carlos - - 2005
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a familial condition characterized by the presence of pigmented mucocutaneous spots and intestinal polyposis. Intussusception is the most frequent abdominal complication, but it is very rare. In our country, this is the second known report. In this article we present four cases of PJS associated with ...
Yalamarthi S - - 2005
Adult intussusception occurs infrequently and differs from childhood intussusception in its presentation, aetiology, and treatment. Diagnosis can be delayed because of its longstanding, intermittent, and non-specific symptoms and most cases are diagnosed at emergency laparotomy. With more frequent use of computed tomography in the evaluation of patients with abdominal pain, ...
Liu Chinsu - - 2005
A case of proximal jejunal obstruction by a congenital band is reported. The band ran from the antimesenteric wall of the proximal jejunum just distal of the Treitz's ligament to the root of the mesentery. Lysis of the band and enterotomy were performed to make sure no intrinsic obstruction cured ...
Minni Francesco - - 2005
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The NMVH of the intestine is a rare lesion, typical located in the small bowel. After the first 2 cases, reported in 1982, other 12 cases have been described, ten localized in the jejunual or ileal tract, only 1 in the cecum. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A case ...
Gupta Sanjay, Punia Rajpal ...
Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours are the commonest mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, the stomach and small intestine being the favored sites. They rarely occur in the colon and rectum and esophagus. The diagnosis is difficult, especially in the rarer sites, since there are no pathognomic features to suggest GIST on ...
Di Sena Veruska - - 2005
Obstructive jaundice due to lymphoma is very rare. It may be difficult to distinguish between this condition and a large number of causes of extrahepatic bile duct obstruction, even by endoscopic retrograde cholangiography. Its prognosis is poor. Combined chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy with bile duct drainage is a therapeutic option. We ...
Pellegrini M - - 2005
The popularity in Western countries of dishes based on raw fish has led to an increased incidence of anisakiasis, a human parasitic disease caused by the ingestion of live anisakid larvae. The entire digestive tract may be involved, but the stomach and the small intestine are the most frequently affected ...
Ilbeigi Pedram - - 2005
We report a case involving a 55-year-old healthy man that presented with urinary retention and a lower abdominal mass. His evaluation revealed a large mucocele arising from the appendix that caused severe bilateral ureteral obstruction and renal failure. Appendiceal mucoceles are rare and insidious entities that can present with urologic ...
Viallard Jean-François - - 2005
Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction can occur as a paraneoplastic disorder, and several cases have been reported in association with thymoma or small-cell lung cancer. Autoantibodies against voltage-gated potassium channels (VGKCs) are found in acquired neuromyotonia (Isaac's syndrome), and have been reported in one case of slow transit constipation without apparent neurological ...
Uppal B - - 2005
Intestinal Heterophyid infections are almost unknown in India with only one documented case report. We report a case of six year old child with diarrhoea without any other associated gastrointestinal symptoms. Examination of the faeces revealed eggs of Metagonimus yokogawai. However, the patient left against medical advice and was lost ...
Zorcolo Luigi - - 2005
Pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis is a rare condition that can be located in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is usually associated with a wide variety of gastrointestinal or pulmonary diseases. The primitive form is much less frequent and usually involves the left colon. The pathogenesis of pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis ...
Talebpour M - - 2005
INTRODUCTION: Internal hernia is a very rare cause of intestinal obstruction (0.2-0.9% of cases), associated with 45% mortality. A review of the literature revealed just eight reported cases of double omental hernia since 1950 of which our patient is the first case successfully treated laparoscopically. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on ...
McCulloch C R - - 2004
A recently dead adult female European brown hare (Lepus europaeus Pallas) was found in the wild with no evidence of trauma or external injury. Necropsy revealed symptoms consistent with endotoxic shock and a haemorrhagic jejuno-jejunal intussusception with a necrotic intussusceptum. Small, unattached nodules were present extensively in the jejunal lumen ...
Eze N - - 2004
Infantile myofibromatosis is an uncommon and benign condition presenting in the neonatal period. It is self-limiting disease that may present as a localised or generalised process. Various examples of this entity have been reported in the literature. This report describes a neonate with a rapidly growing oropharyngeal lesion obstructing the ...
Koumanidou Chris - - 2004
Despite the fact that Ascaris lumbricoides is one of the commonest intestinal infections in developing countries, there are very few reports in the literature about the sonographic findings of intestinal and biliary ascariasis in childhood. The clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures and imaging appearance of intestinal and biliary ascariasis in two ...
Busch Friedrich W J - - 2004
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction remains an uncommon complication in obstetric practice, but when it occurs, it is most frequently noted after cesarean delivery. Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction is characterized by the findings consistent with large bowel obstruction in the absence of a demonstrable mechanical cause as noted in this case report. We ...
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