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Aguayo Pablo - - 2009
A 28-week estimated gestational age infant presented to our neonatal intensive care unit at 6 days of life with intestinal perforation. Urgent surgical exploration revealed a perforated Meckel's diverticulum (MD) with no other intestinal abnormalities. Pathologic examination of the specimen demonstrated a perforated MD with no heterotopic mucosa present. According ...
Sinha Chandrasen K - - 2009
Symptomatic neonatal Meckel's diverticulum is rare. We describe 2 interesting presentations of neonatal Meckel's diverticulum with review of the literature. Our first patient presented with massive bleeding per rectum in the first week of life, which is the only case reported so far. The second case presented with milk curd ...
Celik Turgay - - 2009
Pacemaker (PM) lead perforation is a rare complication with an incidence of <1%. Late lead perforation is defined as the perforation of a device lead through the myocardium more than 1 month after implantation. It is a subcategory of overall lead perforation and it has been described in several case ...
Singal A K - - 2009
We report a neonate who presented with failure to thrive, non-bilious vomiting and upper abdominal distension starting at one week of age. A barium upper GI study confirmed the diagnosis of organoaxial volvulus of the stomach, and the child underwent a successful laparoscopic gastropexy. At one year of follow-up the ...
Urakawa Masami - - 2009
A 29-year-old man was admitted with abdominal pain. Peritonitis symptoms appeared on the day after of hospitalization and emeregency surgery was performed. A Meckel diverticulum adhered to the mesenterium of the sigmoid colon which was strangulated for a length of 30cm. Additionally, a second Meckel diverticulum was present on the ...
Brinkley Michael - - 2009
Percutaneous biliary interventions are often performed for biliary obstruction when endoscopic stent placement is not feasible or has failed to provide relief. These secondary percutaneous interventions may be complicated by the presence of a previously placed occluded biliary stent requiring displacement and removal. The authors report a case of colonic ...
Argemi Xavier - - 2009
A 31-year-old woman from Cameroon was admitted to the University of Strasbourg Hospital in December 2007 with pelvic pain and fever that developed over three days. Her condition rapidly worsened and she underwent emergency exploratory celioscopy. Surgeons found peritoneal and retrouterine abscesses. The high rectum had a 4-cm perforation with ...
Telem Dana A - - 2009
We present the case of a 52-year-old female with recurrent symptomatic ascending colon diverticulitis who ultimately underwent elective laparoscopic right hemicolectomy. The following is a case report and literature review pertaining to right colonic diverticular disease.
Kumar Susim - - 2009
A solitary diverticulum of the caecum is a rare benign condition which was first described by Potier in 1912 1. Clinical symptoms are usually a manifestation of complications arising from inflammation, perforation or haemorrhage. Despite radiological imaging, a pre-operative diagnosis is infrequent. We report two cases of right iliac fossa ...
Guarnieri A - - 2009
Although colonic diverticulum is a common disease, affecting about 35% of patients above the age of 60, giant sigmoid diverticulum is an uncommon variant of which only relatively few cases have been described in the literature. We report on our experience with a patient affected by giant sigmoid diverticulum who ...
Basseri B - - 2009
The inlet patch is an area of heterotopic gastric mucosa most commonly located in the postcricoid portion of the esophagus at, or just below, the level of the upper esophageal sphincter. Esophageal and supraesophageal symptoms are commonly associated with inlet patch, while esophageal adenocarcinoma rarely complicates it. Laryngeal adenocarcinoma associated ...
Tsalis Konstantinos - - 2009
Esophageal perforation is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Successful therapy depends on the size of the rupture; the time elapsed between rupture and diagnosis, and the underlying health of the patient. Common causes of esophageal perforation include medical instrumentation, foreign-body ingestion, and trauma. A case of esophageal ...
Jamaludin Aza Zetty Feroena - - 2009
A solitary duodenal hamartomatous polyp is rare and it is considered to be either a variant of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) or a separate entity. Patients do not have cutaneous manifestations and have only one hamartomatous polyp. The presentation is nonspecific and it resembles common conditions, such as a peptic ulcer ...
Tsalis Konstantinos - - 2009
Esophageal perforation is a serious condition with a high mortality rate. Successful therapy depends on the size of the rupture; the time elapsed between rupture and diagnosis, and the underlying health of the patient. Common causes of esophageal perforation include medical instrumentation, foreign-body ingestion, and trauma. A case of esophageal ...
Khan Mohammad Iqbal - - 2009
In this paper we are reporting one case of exsanguinating upper gastrointestinal tract (GIT) bleed requiring massive blood transfusion and immediate life saving surgery. A 30 years old female, 12 weeks pregnant was referred to our hospital from the earth-quake affected area of Kashmir with history of upper abdominal pain, ...
Dhawan Vivek V University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, - - 2009
Intramural hematoma of the gastrointestinal tract is an uncommon occurrence, with the majority being localized to the esophagus or duodenum. Hematoma of the gastric wall is very rare, and has been described most commonly in association with coagulopathy, peptic ulcer disease, trauma, and amyloid-associated microaneurysms. A case of massive gastric ...
Wong Manzhi - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Hematemesis is a common and dramatic presentation of upper gastrointestinal bleeding and is a source of significant morbidity and mortality. Common causes include peptic ulcer disease and varices. However, endoscopists need to be aware of other rare causes to avoid a delay in diagnosis, which may be potentially fatal. ...
Sakurai Yoichi - - 2008
While pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is a rare disease entity associated with a wide variety of gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal disorders, PCI associated with massive intra- and retroperitoneal free air is extremely uncommon, and is difficult to diagnose differentially from perforated peritonitis. We present two cases of PCI associated with massive ...
Chitale Sudhanshu - - 2008
We report a case of long-standing, keratinising, squamous metaplasia of the bladder with undiagnosed malignant transformation to squamous cell carcinoma presenting as acute peritonitis secondary to spontaneous perforation of the bladder tumour. This presentation as an acute abdomen mimicking a perforated peptic or duodenal ulcer is the most unusual aspect ...
Nomura Tsutomu - - 2008
A 16-year-old adolescent boy was admitted to our hospital with severe lower abdominal pain and was found to have peritonitis, probably caused by acute appendicitis. At laparotomy, we found a paper-thin, dilated sigmoid colon; the seromuscular layer on the antimesenteric side was torn, and the untorn mucosa showed a pinpoint ...
Kim Sang Hyeon - - 2009
Amyloidosis is characterized by the extracellular deposition of amyloid protein in various organs. Gastrointestinal involvement in amyloidosis is common, but a diagnosis of amyloidosis is often delayed. Severe gastrointestinal hemorrhage in amyloidosis is rare but can be fatal in some cases. We experienced a case of a 49-year-old man who ...
Aljiffry Murad - - 2008
Gallbladder perforation is a rare condition even in patients affected by acute cholecystitis. Most patients who present with gallbladder perforations are diagnosed preoperatively by radiologic imaging. Morbidity and mortality for this condition has improved significantly over the last few decades. We encountered a cirrhotic patient who was affected by primary ...
Cribbs Randolph Kyle - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: Gastric volvulus is an important cause of nonbilious emesis that must be recognized early to ensure a good outcome. We reviewed 7 cases from our institution, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (Egleston campus). In addition, we reviewed all gastric volvulus cases in children published to date in the English literature ...
Asabe Koushi - - 2008
This report describes the case of an ileal perforation secondary to clamping of the exomphalos minor in 3-day-old girl. Eighteen accidental clamping or cutting cases were found in the published work. It is thought that this defect resulted from either the clamping, ligation or cutting of the bowel in a ...
Hahn Christina D - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Pneumoperitoneum after cardiopulmonary resuscitation may be due to mediastinal air tracking into the peritoneal cavity via the diaphragmatic hiatus or to gastric perforation. CASE REPORT: A 79-year-old woman received Advanced Cardiac Life Support measures in the intensive care unit. Chest compressions and endotracheal intubation were performed; a stable cardiac ...
Arslan Anil - - 2009
AIM: The present case report describes colon injury subsequent to uterine penetration which is associated with the use of an intrauterine device (IUD). CASE: A 29-year-old multiparous woman, who presented with vague abdominal pain, had a TCu 380A inserted at her postpartum third month visit. The T-shaped segment of the ...
Lazzaro Douglas R - - 2008
PURPOSE: To demonstrate an unusual case of bilateral superior keratectasia complicated by a corneal perforation. METHODS: Case report of idiopathic superior keratectasia with a spontaneous perforation managed by amniotic membrane transplantation. RESULTS: Superior keratectasia was confirmed by a pattern of superior corneal steepening seen on corneal topography and keratometry in ...
Lee William Barry - - 2008
To review corneal perforation cases in pellucid marginal degeneration and report a case of bilateral spontaneous perforation at presentation in rigid gas permeable contact lens wear and pellucid marginal degeneration. Case report and literature review. The presentation, clinical course, surgical intervention, pathologic analysis, and postoperative outcome of a case of ...
Pershad Ashish - - 2008
This case report describes the nonsurgical management of a distal LAD perforation and is accompanied by a brief review of the different techniques available for sealing off a persistent leak in a perforated distal vessel. Coiling and embolic devices are particularly useful to seal distal perforations owing to their low ...
Macari M - - 2008
AIM: To determine whether epiploic appendagitis occurs in the caecum. METHODS: From 2000-2006, 58 cases with classic computed tomography (CT) features of acute epiploic appendagitis (focal round or oval fat density immediately adjacent to the colon with surrounding oedema and stranding, with or without a central area of high attenuation) ...
Costa Simonetta - - 2008
We report the first case of perforated Meckel's diverticulum in a 1-day-old pre-term infant as a consequence of umbilical vein catheterisation. The clinical course consisted of abdominal distension and pneumoperitoneum that occurred after 12 h of life. Perforated Meckel's diverticulum was found at laparotomy. Neither inflammatory phenomena nor ectopic mucosa ...
Sakhare P T - - 2008
Foreign bodies in air way are common days occurrence in Otolaryngologic practice but widespread subcutaneous emphysema extending form scalp to scrotum is a rare entity in foreign body bronchus. As rarity is, a novelty hence reported.
Lefevre Jérémie H - - 2008
Acute lower gastrointestinal hemorrhage is an uncommon and severe symptom. The overall mortality rate ranges from 5 to 12 percent and can approach 40 percent for persistent or recurring bleedings. We report a case of a patient with severe recurrent lower bleeding in whom, despite several repeated explorations and a ...
Ignjatović Mile - - 2009
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopic complications are not frequent. Cases with colon perforations without the presence of pneumoperitoneum are very rare, and those with the development of tension pneumothorax are even rarer. The aim of this article was to present a unique case of the colon perforation during colonoscopic polypectomy. CASE ...
Sundararajan Lakshmi - - 2008
Perforation of the rectum in the antenatal period is extremely rare. Three cases have been reported worldwide. Its aetiology and pathophysiology are poorly understood. Rapid recognition by its classical signs is mandatory as delay in diagnosis leads to serious morbidity. We report a fourth case, and make recommendations regarding management.
Jayawardena Suriya - - 2008
Gastric polyps exist in a wide variety of types, most of which are small and often benign. Discovery of gastric polyps during Endoscopy necessitates biopsies. We present a case report of an isolated diffuse hyperplastic gastric polyposis in a 26 years old Hispanic female when she was investigated for profound ...
Kelly Steven - - 2008
Juvenile polyposis syndrome(JPS) is a rare autosomal dominant inherited condition. Hamartomatous polyps can affect the entire gastrointestinal tract but usually predominate in the colon. In this case report we present an unusual case of JPS that presented with massive gastric polyposis requiring a total gastrectomy. A 51-year-old man presented with ...
Chang Chen-Jung - - 2008
Gastric variceal bleeding is a serious complication of liver cirrhosis. A recent consensus suggested that endoscopic injection of tissue glue for gastric variceal obliteration (GVO) should be the first choice for treatment of acute gastric variceal bleeding. Following the widespread use of GVO, more severe complications such as needle cementation, ...
Baum Eric D - - 2008
We report 2 cases of pediatric hypopharyngeal perforation that occurred during endoscopy and 1 case of esophageal perforation that developed during nasogastric tube insertion at a tertiary care academic medical center. These cases were identified during a retrospective chart review. All 3 patients were treated with intravenous antibiotics and nasogastric ...
Woon Colin Yi-Loong - - 2008
Gastric volvulus is a rare condition. Presenting acutely, mesenteroaxial gastric volvulus has characteristic symptoms and may be easily detected with upper gastrointestinal contrast studies. In contrast, subacute, intermittent cases present with intermittent vague symptoms from episodic twisting and untwisting. Imaging in these cases is only useful if performed in the ...
Steen Shawn - - 2008
Acute gastric dilation leading to ischemia of the stomach is an under-diagnosed and potentially fatal event. Multiple etiologies can lead to this condition, and all physicians should be aware of it. Without proper and timely diagnosis and treatment, gastric perforation, hemorrhage, and other serious complications can occur. We report a ...
Miocinovic Ranko - - 2008
Testicular neoplasms metastasizing to the retroperitoneum rarely involve the upper gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal tract metastases usually present with complications including intestinal obstruction, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and rarely ulceration of the bowel mucosa. We describe an unusual case of duodenal perforation as the presenting manifestation of metastatic classic type seminoma in a ...
Powell Matthew J - - 2008
Clostridium septicum myonecrosis is associated with diabetes, colorectal and haematological malignancies. We present a case of metastatic myonecrosis in a diabetic patient with a perforated caecal tumour. The literature since 1989 is reviewed and 28 cases of Clostridium septicum myonecrosis are discussed.
Scorpio Ronald - - 2008
Trichophytobezoars are uncommon foreign bodies, formed by hairs and vegetable matter with impacted food particles. We report an unusual case of a 5-year-old girl with large terminal ileal trichophytobezoar causing perforation peritonitis.
Shulutko Alexander M - - 2008
While small gastric trichobezoars may be removed via gastroscopy, large trichobezoars require surgical removal by gastrotomy through abdominal incision. We present a case of a successful minilaparotomy removal of a giant (2500-g) gastric trichobezoar in a 15-year-old girl with marginal psychological disturbances.
Arana-Arri Eunate - - 2007
Constipation with faecal impaction is a common condition, which may lead to serious potential complications. Among such complications, stercoral perforation has been rarely reported in the literature. We report a single case of 75-year-old woman, with a massive faecal impaction, which resulted in a rectum perforation, presented as a pneumoperitoneum, ...
Tanaka O - - 2008
We report a 78-year-old woman who presented with repeated tarry stools, and having lower duodenal variceal bleeding caused by portal hypertension. Endoscopic therapy had been attempted, but was impossible because the endoscope could not be inserted into the lower duodenum. Thus, the lower duodenal variceal bleeding was treated with balloon-occluded ...
Namdar Thomas T Department of General, Visceral and Pediatric Surgery, Heinrich-Heine University, Moorenstrasse 5, Dusseldorf 40225, Germany. - - 2007
Endoscopic biliary stent insertion is a well-established procedure. It is especially successful in treating postoperative biliary leaks, and may prevent surgical intervention. A routine change of endoprostheses after 3 mo is a common practice but this can be prolonged to 6 mo. We reported a colonic perforation due to biliary ...
Hurreiz H - - 2008
AIM: We report a case of a giant diverticulum of the sigmoid colon presenting as a mass in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen in an elderly man. METHODS: This report highlights a rare complication of diverticular disease. At operation, the giant cyst was situated in the supracolic compartment ...
Wilkinson Triloksingh R V - - 2007
Diverticula on the left side of the colon, especially in the sigmoid colon are a common occurrence in the West. However, right-sided diverticula are less common, being reported from Asian countries like China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and India. Diverticula of the transverse colon are very rare with very few ...
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