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Rajagopal Ambil S - - 2003
Idiopathic, sclerosing, encapsulating peritonitis, or abdominal cocoon, is a rare cause of bowel obstruction in the elderly. A 65-year-old male patient presented with acute bowel obstruction caused by torsion of the encapsulated small bowel. He was treated successfully with subtotal excision of the fibrocollagenous membrane and small bowel resection. Despite ...
Funakoshi Yasunobu - - 2003
Two cases of invasive thymoma with intracaval and intracardiac extension into the right atrium are reported. Radical excisions and reconstructions of the superior vena cava (SVC) requiring extracorporeal circulation were performed. Invasive thymoma with this growth pattern is extremely rare, and patients with SVC obstruction should be evaluated for the ...
El-Haddawi Falah - - 2003
BACKGROUND: Acquired jejuno-ileal diverticular disease (JID), a result of abnormalities in the smooth muscle or myenteric plexus of the small bowel, is less rare than was once believed. Approximately 1.3% of the population has JID, of whom approximately 10% present with life-threatening complications such as inflammation, perforation, bleeding, obstruction and ...
Federici S - - 2003
The association of apple peel bowel with multiple intestinal atresias is a rare event. The authors report a case of a 2.200-g newborn affected by this uncommon condition. The interruptions of small bowel continuity were treated successfully with 5 end-to-end anastomoses and with the construction of 2 ostomies. A gastroduodenal ...
Tessier Deron J - - 2003
While ileus is common after repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm, small bowel obstruction is uncommon and duodenal obstruction is rare. We report a case of high-grade, mechanical obstruction of the third and fourth portions of the duodenum that required operative intervention. A review of the literature is included, with emphasis ...
Van Hee R - - 2003
The authors present a case of postoperative enterogastric intussusception after previous Billroth II-gastrectomy, associated with a Braun's W-anastomosis of the efferent small bowel loop. Loss of viability of the incarcerated jejunal loop required segmental small bowel resection. Total recovery was obtained. Literature is reviewed concerning diagnosis and treatment of adult ...
Powell L - - 2003
Intestinal ischaemia typically presents with signs suggestive of an acute surgical abdomen. A raised serum lactate may substantiate the diagnosis. The first case of ischaemic hepatitis mimicking intestinal ischaemia is reported. The recognition of markedly deranged transaminases allows the clinician to differentiate the two diagnoses and potentially avoid the risks ...
Adamo M - - 2003
Although the annular pancreas is a rare congenital malformation of the pancreatic glandular parenchyma, this pathology often remains asymptomatic until the adult or old age and can represent an incidental finding during an ERCP or an abdominal Computed Tomography, because the clinical appearance of this condition can be of very ...
Kilic N N The Medical Faculty of Uludag University, Department of Paediatric Surgery, Bursa, Turkey. - - 2003
Intrauterine intussusception is one of the rare causes of intestinal atresia. A case of ileal atresia due to intrauterine intussusception caused by Meckel's diverticulum is reported.
Léguillette Renaud - - 2003
Heaves, or recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), is a chronic respiratory disease featuring lower airway inflammation, bronchoconstriction, and mucus accumulation. Inhaled organic dusts and T helper 2 type immunologic reactions are involved in the complex pathophysiology of RAO. Clinical signs vary and alternate with remission periods. The diagnosis is often based ...
Afolabi Ore-oluwa C - - 2003
This paper reports on a case of oral melanosis resultng from Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome, a hereditary disease characterized by harmatomatous polyposis and by mucocutaneous melanic pigmentation, in a 14-year-old Fijian girl with a family history of the disease. The patient underwent surgery for treatment of an intestinal obstruction due to a ...
Naschitz Jochanan E - - 2003
A 63-year-old diabetic woman presented with new-onset intermittent claudication of the right calf accompanied by ipsilateral necrobiosis lipoidica (NL). The latter presented the typical appearance of oval, indurated plaques, with brownish-red margins and central atrophy, scattered over the right thigh and calf. Arteriography demonstrated severe obstructive lesions on the right ...
Rath Pratap Kumar - - 2003
Splenic flexure is a rare site for volvulus. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. Cases mostly present with recurrent attacks of obstruction with distension of the abdomen. A case of a young female who had primary splenic plexure volvulus due to absence of ligamental attachment has been ...
Chai Francis - - 2003
Ligneous conjunctivitis is a rare condition that can involve the mucous membranes of the upper and lower airways and temporal bone extensively. This can lead to life threatening airway obstruction. Involvement of the middle ear and mastoid may cause significant conductive hearing loss. This is the first reported case with ...
Bahadori K - - 2003
Intestinal obstruction caused by internal hernia is a rare condition. A 14-year-old girl who suffered from acute abdominal pain two days after appendectomy is presented. Abdominal sonography and plain abdominal x-ray showed dilated small bowel loops and air-fluid levels indicating mechanical intestinal obstruction. Exploratory laparotomy revealed small intestine loops herniated ...
Amory C - - 2003
We report a case of accidental puncture of the small bowel during an ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block procedure for hernia repair. The diagnosis was made a few days later during a laparoscopic exploration owing to the progressive onset of clinical and radiological intestinal obstruction. A large, obstructing subserosal haematoma was found ...
Ansari M S - - 2003
We describe a case of small bowel obstruction in a thirty-year-old adult male, which was discovered to be on account of a large hydronephrotic nonfunctioning kidney. An emergency percutaneous nephrostomy alleviated the massive abdominal distension and symptoms of small bowel obstruction. We have reviewed the causes, differential diagnosis and discussed ...
Sheen Aali J - - 2003
A 31-year-old man underwent a laparotomy for acute intestinal obstruction symptoms, which he had intermittently experienced for 14 years. The cause of the obstruction was due to a volvulus of the small bowel caused by a mesenteric lipoma. This is a rare finding, which is ideally diagnosed by computed tomography, ...
Ridha Jeffrey R - - 2003
We report a case of acute small bowel obstruction occurring secondary to endometriosis of the terminal ileum. Ileal endometriosis is a rare condition that can cause acute small bowel obstruction. As this case and others in the literature highlight, establishing a preoperative diagnosis is very difficult due to the vagueness ...
Hayward H - - 2003
Acute epiglottitis is a potentially rapidly fatal illness. Although commonly thought of as a disease affecting children, it is increasingly being diagnosed in adults. We report a case of upper airway obstruction due to epiglottitis in a 37-year-old female. The need for early diagnosis because of the risk of a ...
Steenvoorde P - - 2003
BACKGROUND: In a period of 5 years, 2 patients with enterolith ileus, caused by jejunal diverticulosis, were treated in our hospital. In order to learn more about treatment options, the literature was reviewed. METHODS: The case history of the 2 patients is described. Relevant articles were identified using Medline and ...
Kaur Ravinder - - 2002
The parasitic causes of diarrhea in children in Delhi were determined by the direct smear technique; stool specimens of 127 children were examined for intestinal parasites. In 59 cases (46.5%) intestinal helminths and protozoa were demonstrated. Ascaris lumbricoides was observed in 1 (0.8%) case, while Trichuris trichiura was the finding ...
Volmar Keith E - - 2003
The pathogenesis of the prune belly syndrome (PBS) remains controversial, but two theories predominate. The first theory supports an obstructive phenomenon early in gestation leading to irreversible damage to the genitourinary tract and abdominal wall. The second theory suggests mesodermal injury between the 6th and 10th weeks of gestation as ...
See J Y - - 2002
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of transomental herniation of the ileum through a defect in the gastrocolic ligament with re-emergence through a defect in the gastrohepatic ligament. This type of herniation is extremely rare and a review of the literature is presented. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 41-year-old Chinese male presented with ...
Gmora Scott - - 2002
Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction (ie, Ogilvie's syndrome) is an uncommon but serious condition in the pediatric population. Definitive management traditionally has consisted of endoscopic decompression. Recent studies have documented the effectiveness of neostigmine as a pharmacologic alternative to mechanical decompression. To date, however, this literature has focused exclusively on the adult ...
Salomon Laurent J - - 2002
A small omphalocele was diagnosed and followed up prenatally. Ultrasonography examinations and clinical examination at birth were all consistent with an isolated, small omphalocele. Immediate surgical exploration at birth found an associated type I intestinal atresia. This rare association and the need for immediate postnatal management of omphalocele are discussed, ...
Seyfarth Tobias - - 2002
PURPOSE: To report a rare complication of antegrade femoral access for percutaneous aspiration thromboembolectomy and transluminal angioplasty. CASE REPORT: A 73-year-old obese woman underwent antegrade femoral aspiration thromboembolectomy for lower limb arterial embolism. Fifteen hours later, she presented with acute abdomen and decreased hemoglobin. Computed tomography showed small bowel obstruction, ...
Mandeville John T H - - 2002
This review covers evolving concepts in lacrimal outflow obstruction. Recent studies have increased our understanding of the surgical anatomy and pathophysiology of the lacrimal drainage system through radiologic, clinical, and microbiologic techniques. While external dacryocystorhinostomy remains an important treatment for nasolacrimal duct obstruction, there have been a number of therapeutic ...
Wang Ning-Chi - - 2002
Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is the most common AIDS-associated neoplasm. It involves the gastrointestinal tract, skin and lymph nodes with about equal frequency. However, most cases of gastrointestinal KS are clinically silent and found incidentally. We report the case of a 31-year-old homosexual man who developed intussusception in association with a ...
Blew Brian - - 2002
PURPOSE: Nephrogenic rests (NR) are clusters of cells similar to renal blastema. NR are frequently seen in kidneys with Wilms' tumor (WT) and are seen with higher frequency in nephrectomy specimens from obstructed and/or multicystic dysplastic kidneys (MCDK) compared to autopsy series of normal kidneys. The significance of NR and ...
Githaiga J W - - 2002
This is a case report of a 23 year old multiparous woman who presented with intestinal obstruction and a right hypochondrial mass. Laparatomy revealed an infarcted 1.4 Kg spleen in the right lumbar region compressing the ascending colon. There was also ileal volvulus around the splenic pedicle. This is probably ...
Kasim Y M - - 2002
One hundred and thirty cases of obstructed labour were managed amongst 1,860 deliveries over a period of 2 years. 34 cases were due to acquired gynaetraesia following female genital mutilation in infancy and childhood. This paper highlights the magnitude, prevalence of this negative traditional practice and the effect on reproduction. ...
Clegg-Lamptey J N A - - 2002
Eosinophilic enteritis is a rare condition of unknown aetiology, although it is generally believed to be due to intestinal allergy. It may mimic peptic ulcer, subacute (or chronic) intestinal obstruction, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease. The diagnosis is often difficult to make and most cases are only ...
Ahmed S - - 2002
Twelve days after subtotal thyroidectomy, an air pocket developed in a patient's neck. The pressure in this pocket had gradually increased as small amounts of air, probably associated with coughing, came out of a tiny hole in the trachea to form a pneumocoele. This produced limited surgical emphysema, causing venous ...
Hamada Y - - 2002
Postoperative intussusception of the appendiceal stump is a rare complication of appendicectomy. We report an infant who developed an intussusception of the appendiceal stump 2 days following an appendicectomy performed during a right inguinal herniotomy as a day case. The intussusception was diagnosed on ultrasonography and was to be treated ...
Carucci Laura R - - 2002
PURPOSE: To determine the frequency and nature of abnormalities observed on radiographs after placement of jejunostomy (J) tubes for enteral nutrition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiology database review revealed that 280 studies of the J tube or of the small bowel with water-soluble contrast material and/or barium sulfate were performed in ...
Costello John M - - 2002
Plastic bronchitis is a condition in which large, bronchial casts with rubber-like consistency develop in the tracheobronchial tree and cause airway obstruction. We describe a 4-year-old girl who had Fontan physiology and who developed plastic bronchitis and report for the first time the use of aerosolized tissue plasminogen activator for ...
Ravenna F - - 2002
Case reports of a short trachea with early branching of the main bronchi are uncommon. The case is presented of a 64 year old woman with upper airway obstruction due to this anatomical abnormality which caused breathlessness and wheezing that was misdiagnosed (and treated) as bronchial asthma for many years.
Yilmaz Erkan - - 2002
Giant hydronephrosis caused by congenital ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction is a rare urological entity in childhood. We report a case of giant hydronephrosis in a 12-year-old boy presented with abdominal distension. Radiological features of this rare entity are discussed with an overview of sonographic findings, especially including CT and MR ...
Gordon Uma Deve - - 2002
The advent of intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) has offered new solutions for the management of patients with azoospermia. Surgical sperm recovery combined with ICSI has allowed many men with azoospermia to father their own biological children. Azoospermia can be classified as obstructive and non-obstructive, with investigations, management and success rates ...
Sah Shatrughan Prasad - - 2002
Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) of jejunnum is a rare nonneoplastic lesion of gastrointestinal tract. We report a case of a 45-year-old man presenting with small bowel obstruction due to jejuno-jejunal intussusception of an inflammatory fibroid polyp. To the best of our knowledges, this is the eighth reported case with such ...
Sah Shatrughan Prasad - - 2002
We report herein the case of a 10-year-old child with small bowel obstruction caused by jejunojejunal intussusception of a juvenile polyp. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the third case reported of a juvenile polyp in the small intestine and the first case to be documented in ...
Chadwick M A - - 2002
Amyloidoses are a group of disorders in which deposition of abnormal amounts of protein complexes (amyloid) occurs in a variety of tissues. The upper aerodigestive tract may be affected, particularly the larynx, but hypopharyngeal involvement is rarely reported. We present a unique case of amyloidosis of the post-cricoid region causing ...
Singh Iqbal - - 2002
OBJECTIVE: To report a case of obstructed hydronephrotic kidney mimicking a multicystic kidney and to review the literature regarding differentiation of the hydronephrotic variant of multicystic kidney from the obstructed hydronephronic kidney. To suggest a possible algorithm in distinguishing them. METHODS: We have reported a case of a 35-year-old male ...
Nozoe Tadahiro - - 2002
Intestinal herniation through a defect in the broad ligament of the uterus is uncommon among internal herniations. We herein report a 59-year-old woman with intestinal obstruction, who had no previous history of surgical treatment except for an appendectomy. The laparotomy revealed an incarceration of the small bowel herniation through the ...
Lee Ji Shin - - 2002
Adenomyoma of the small intestine is an extremely rare entity characterized by a mixture of glandular structures lined by columnar epithelium, with intervening bundles of smooth muscle. We report a case of adenomyoma of the jejunum that caused intussusception in an adult. Histologically, the morphologic features are typical of adenomyoma ...
Kotan Cetin - - 2002
Malignant fibrous histiocytoma occurs most commonly in the extremities and trunk, but rarely in the visceral organs. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the small intestine is an extremely rare condition. To our knowledge, only ten cases of primary tumors involving the small intestine have been described up to now. Among them ...
Khan Zulfiqar Ali Jehangir - - 2002
Volvulus of the small bowel, although rare, carries a high risk of strangulation and ischemic necrosis. It is usually caused by the rotation of a loop of small intestine around an adhesion band or stoma. We present a case of an anterior gastropexy band, giving rise to a small bowel ...
Goettler C E - - 2001
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) now is managed frequently successfully without surgical intervention. NEC may result in strictures, which present after the acute inflammatory process has resolved. Strictures usually present as obstruction in the first year or two of life. A case report is presented of an 11-year-old child who had symptoms ...
Davenport M - - 2001
Four cases of antenatally diagnosed gastroschisis are described in whom there was significant closure of the abdominal wall defect around the prolapsed midgut. In 2 cases this resulted in near-total midgut infarction and short bowel syndrome. In a further case there was entry and exit jejunal and colonic atresia and ...
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