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Chan K S - - 2006
Spontaneous perforation of pyometra is an extremely rare emergent gynecologic disease. We report a 73-year-old woman with a spontaneously perforated pyometra presenting with acute abdomen in the emergency department. A dedicated computed tomography examination of the abdominal and pelvic regions revealed the diagnosis. The patient recovered well after surgical intervention ...
Yavuz Nihat - - 2006
A case of gastric remnant carcinoma coexisting with a chronic afferent loop syndrome harboring multiple enteroliths in a grossly dilated and elongated afferent loop is presented herein. The patient had undergone a Polya type antecolic Billroth II reconstruction for a stenosing duodenal ulcer 40 years previously. A concise review of ...
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(1) Nicorandil, a vasodilator marketed for symptomatic relief of angina pectoris, is known to cause mouth ulcers, which can sometimes be very large. (2) Cases of anal ulceration have also been reported, associated with pain and, sometimes, a bloody discharge. These anal ulcerations heal very slowly (several weeks) after nicorandil ...
Saravu Kavitha - - 2006
Hydroxyurea (HU) is an antineoplastic drug commonly used to treat chronic myeloproliferative disorders. Common dermatological side effects include hyperpigmentation, scaling, erythema, alopecia, desquamation of face and hands. Leg ulceration following HU therapy is less common and very few cases have been reported so far. Objective of this paper is to ...
Singh Narinder, Goswamy HL, ...
A rare case of traumatic perforation of the ileum in a neonate due to mauling by wild monkey from a hilly area is reported. The patient presented with features of septicemia, bilious vomiting, abdominal distention and signs of peritonitis. Exploratory laparotomy with closure of the perforation was performed and the ...
Guraya Salman
We report a 19-year-old female admitted to the Emergency Room with excruciating right lower abdominal pain of 1-day duration. The abdominal examination revealed a soft, lax abdomen with rigidity and guarding in her right iliac fossa without abdominal defense. Apart from a leukocytosis of 18.3/mm3, the rest of her baseline ...
Chang Yu-Tang - - 2006
A case of a newborn male with a perforation of Meckel's diverticulum is reported. The clinical course consisted of progressive abdominal distention and pneumoperitoneum that formed within 29 h after birth. The perforation of Meckel's diverticulum was not associated with peritonitis because meconium did not contaminate the abdominal cavity. The ...
Minardos Ioannis - - 2006
Sonography is not the method of choice for the evaluation of suspected peptic ulcer perforation (PUP). However, indirect sonographic signs and direct visualization of PUP have been reported by several authors in recent years. We report a case of an elderly woman who presented with severe abdominal pain and positive ...
Simvoulakis E - - 2006
We report a case of lower gastrointestinal bleeding caused by idiopathic colonic varices. A 74-year-old woman presented with rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy revealed numerous varices of the entire colon, which, after an extensive work-up, proved to be idiopathic. No specific therapy or transfusions were required and there has been no further ...
Jhobta Rajender Singh - - 2006
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Perforation peritonitis is the most common surgical emergency in India. The spectrum of etiology of perforation in Tropical countries continues to be different from its Western counterpart. The objective of the study was to highlight the spectrum of perforation peritonitis as encountered by us at Government Medical College and ...
Halvorsen Jon Anders - - 2006
Genital ulceration is an uncommon manifestation of primary Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. We present here two cases of genital ulcers probably caused by EBV. The first case is a 12-year-old girl with a genital ulcer appearing before specific EBV serology could identify a primary infection. However, serology was positive 13 ...
Baig Mirza K - - 2005
Many surgical methods have been described for the treatment of full-thickness rectal prolapse. Rarely, unusually large lengths of colon must be excised, thus resulting in a significant loss of the absorptive function of the remaining colon. We present an unusual case in which an extraordinary length of the colon was ...
Ozel L Z - - 2005
Meckel's diverticulum, which is a remnant of the omphalomesenteric or vitelline duct, is the most common congenital abnormality of the gastrointestinal system. Urachal abnormalities, resulting from anomalous urogenital development, are not observed frequently and case reports are mainly represented in literature. The presence of these two congenital anomalies together is ...
Hoedema Rebecca E - - 2005
PURPOSE: Gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a common clinical problem, which accounts for approximately 1 to 2 percent of acute hospital admissions. The colon is responsible for approximately 87 to 95 percent of all cases of lower gastrointestinal bleeding, with the remaining cases arising in the small bowel. The etiology, diagnostic evaluation, ...
Si─čirci Ahmet - - 2006
Neutropenic enterocolitis (typhlitis) is an unusual acute complication of neutropenia, most often associated with leukaemia and lymphoma and characterized by segmental caecal and ascending colonic ulceration that may progress to necrosis, perforation, and septicaemia. We present a unique case of an 8-year-old girl with recently diagnosed infectious mononucleosis having findings ...
Chang Hao-Ming - - 2005
Uterine perforation is one of the serious complications associated with use of the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD). Uterine perforation by IUD can involve several neighboring organs. A case of acute appendicitis was caused by a Multiload Cu 375 IUD inserted previously. This is a rare complication and only fourteen previous ...
Bains M K - - 2005
Syphilis and cocaine abuse are posing a growing public health problem on a global and national scale. Clinicians are increasingly likely to come across associated oral manifestations. We present two cases of palatal perforations caused by tertiary syphilis and cocaine abuse respectively. The literature review discusses issues specific to palatal ...
Min James K - - 2005
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an essential diagnostic tool that has gained widespread use in clinical cardiology. It is considered reasonably noninvasive and safe; however, insertion and operation of the TEE probe may cause hypopharyngeal, esophageal, or gastric trauma. The current study reports a single-center experience of esophagogastric trauma in ...
Fu Kuang-I - - 2005
Pneumoscrotum is uncommon and also rarely reported as a complication associated with colonic perforation. A case of colonic perforation in delayed fashion associated with EMR, revealed by pneumoscrotum, is reported and the associated literatures are reviewed. A 52-year-old male received piecemeal EMR for a laterally spreading tumor 35 mm in ...
Saulez M N - - 2005
Tracheal trauma with resultant rupture is uncommonly reported in veterinary literature. We report the case of a 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding that sustained a 1 cm longitudinal perforation of the dorsal tracheal membrane in the proximal cervical region. The horse subsequently developed dyspnoea due to acute upper respiratory obstruction secondary to ...
Enoch Stuart - - 2005
Despite advances in molecular biology and a repertoire of other therapeutic options, chronic venous leg ulcers remain a significant problem within our society. There are various reasons, both local and systemic, which contribute to the non healing nature of such wounds. Among them, dystrophic calcification (DC) or calcified deposits within ...
Webster K - - 2005
Oral ulceration has many different causes. The association between Nicorandil and oral ulceration is not a new phenomenon. There have been several previous case reports regarding a possible association although none in publications for general dental practice. In this report we have a case series of seven patients and we ...
De Nicola P - - 2005
We describe a case in which segmental resection of the third and fourth portion of the duodenum was performed for a very rare duodenal gastrointestinal tumor (GIST). A 58-year old man presented with melena. Capsule endoscopy revealed a pathological bleeding of the duodenum and oral contrast-CT enema confirmed a lesion ...
Stuckey Ashley - - 2005
BACKGROUND: The intrauterine device is the most used contraceptive in the world, but it is not without risk of perforation of intra-abdominal organs. We report a perforation of the cecum and removal via appendectomy. CASE: A 23-year-old woman developed chronic abdominal pain after insertion of an intrauterine device 8 weeks ...
Vieth M - - 2005
In a 46-year-old man, a pedunculated rectal polyp measuring 3.0x3.0x2.0 cm was diagnosed histologically as a pyloric gland-type adenoma arising in heterotopic gastric corpus mucosa. The luminal site was covered by glands of the gastric foveolar type, displaying focal marked proliferation interpreted as low-grade intraepithelial neoplasia. A bidirectional gastric differentiation ...
Sam Albert D AD - - 2005
Distal esophageal diverticula are uncommon acquired anomalies of the distal thoracic esophagus. We report a case of an elderly man presenting with a history of upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to a distal esophageal diverticulum arising from the intra-abdominal portion of the esophagus. To our knowledge, this is the first report ...
López-Tomassetti Fernández Eudaldo M - - 2005
Upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage (UGH) is a frequent reason for referral in gastroenterologic practice. It consists of bleeding that originates in the upper gastrointestinal tract, between the oesophagus and Treitz's angle. Gastroduodenal peptic ulceration, severe lesions of gastric or duodenal mucosa, and esophageal varicose rupture are the most frequently reported causes ...
Gheorghe Cristian - - 2005
Endoclips were among the earliest accessories developed for gastrointestinal endotherapy. Now they are currently used for the control of gastrointestinal bleeding and for the closure of perforations, fistulas, and anastomotic leaks. Numerous technical improvements of the original device have led to the development of new devices: rotatable clip, preloaded hemoclip, ...
Stone Patrick A - - 2005
A 53-year-old man with a history of lung cancer mestastic to the brain and pelvis presented with hypotension and massive GI bleeding. He had no past history of gastrointestinal disease or bleeding. The patient was found to have an unusual focal source of bleeding--a large ulcerated Meckel's diverticulum with acute ...
Chakrabarty Arun K - - 2005
Our case series report is the first documented depiction of the appearance of aphthous ulcers secondary to imiquimod application. This case series presentation discusses the underlying pathophysiology of aphthous ulcer development and imiquimod therapy in terms of the stimulation of proinflammatory cytokines, such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha). The ...
Lee Young Tae - - 2005
The repair of extensive posterior urethral stricture often poses a therapeutic dilemma, especially when the urethral defect is too extensive to be repaired with traditional methods and the stricture portion has a poor blood supply. This report details the successful substitution of an extensive posterior urethral stricture using a reconfigured ...
Simmons D T - - 2005
We report a case of a capsule endoscope lodged within a Zenker's diverticulum. The capsule was safely removed endoscopically. Safe re-insertion of the capsule was achieved using an overtube placed with a Savary dilator. While capsule endoscopy should be avoided in patients with large esophageal diverticula or dysphagia, this method ...
Vlahos Kostas - - 2005
We report the case of a 44-year-old white man who presented with progressively worsening crampy abdominal pain and distention. Deterioration of his clinical picture along with leukocytosis and radiographic evidence of severe colonic dilation rendered exploratory laparotomy necessary. Greatly distended and inflamed transverse and descending colon were evident and an ...
Greenwald Marc - - 2005
Although sigmoid colon diverticulitis is frequently seen, right colon and transverse colon diverticulitis remain rare forms of the disease. This case report examined the disease course of a 46-year-old female who first presented to our institution in 1990 with perforated right-sided diverticulitis. During the next 11 years, she developed sigmoid ...
Schilling D - - 2005
Barrett's esophagus is a recognized risk factor for the development of esophageal dysplasia and carcinoma. Unfortunately, gastric incomplete intestinal metaplasia arising in Short Segment Barrett's esophagus can be indistinguishable histologically on hematoxylin/eosin stains. Distinct patterns of CK 7 and CK 20 immunohistochemical expression have been demonstrated to be both highly ...
Lewis S - - 2005
We report a case of massive gastric distension presenting with abdominal pain, shock and lower limb ischaemia. At laparotomy, gastric distension was found to be secondary to gastric outflow obstruction compounded by gas formation from antacid ingestion. Both the aorta and inferior vena cava were directly compressed by the distended ...
Altorjay A - - 2005
Although 41% of patients with spontaneous rupture of the esophagus also suffer from gastro duodenal ulcer disease, cases of synchronous spontaneous esophageal and duodenal ulcer perforation have thus far not been reported in the literature. We report on the case of a 61-year-old man who presented with a 72-hour history ...
Cummings Clinton L - - 2004
This case illustrates the importance of early capsule endoscopy in cases of severe rectal bleeding when initial diagnostic tests do not document the site of bleeding. Although this case occurred in a community hospital capable of performing capsule endoscopy, I practice at a city hospital that serves the poor and ...
Papapolychroniadis C - - 2004
BACKGROUND: Perforation of a solitary caecal diverticulum is a rare cause of acute abdomen and an uncommon differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis. Nine hundred cases have been described since Potiers' first description of perforated caecal diverticulum in 1912. METHODS: We describe 2 cases of perforated diverticulum of the caecum. The ...
Sharma Shilpa - - 2004
Gastric volvulus in children is a rare surgical emergency. We describe 2 cases of gastric volvulus with gastric perforation in association with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. One case presented in infancy after recurrent chest infections with intestinal obstruction. The other case presented in the early neonatal period. Both cases underwent laparotomy ...
Uddin Naseem - - 2004
We report a case of multiple colonic perforations in a 5-year-old boy due to typhoid fever. The main objective is to present the occurrence of this complication and discuss the management. The patient was admitted with nine days history of high-grade fever and abdominal pain. On examination, he was very ...
Mahajan J K - - 2004
Associated abnormalities of other organ systems result in considerable long-term morbidity in patients of prune-belly syndrome (PBS). The gastrointestinal anomalies commonly observed with PBS are persistence of the embryonic wide mesentery and absence of fixation to the posterior abdominal wall, whereas anorectal malformations (ARM) are rarely associated with PBS. We ...
Bassotti Gabrio - - 2004
Chronic constipation is a relatively frequent symptom; among its subtypes, the so called-colonic inertia represents a disease condition that is often considered for surgery. However, to date, there has been no agreement on definition of colonic inertia, and a literature review showed that this definition was given to numerous entities ...
Steele Scott R - - 2004
Ectopic gastric mucosa has been described at various locations of the body, including all levels of the gastrointestinal tract. However, this finding is rare in the rectum and anus, with 38 reported cases. In only six cases, including the present one, has the heterotopic tissue been located within 2 cm ...
Okada T - - 2004
The swallowing of sharp glass splinters is rare due to the difficulty of swallowing such objects, and perforation of the piriform recessus and mediastinitis are unusual complications. Perforation of the piriform recessus due to a swallowed sharp glass splinter requires prompt treatment. This report describes a child who was operated ...
Obermoser Gerlinde - - 2004
Vasculopathy is a not well-described presentation of neurofibromatosis type 1 in the dermatologic literature. We report a fatal case of neurofibromatosis vasculopathy in a 28-year-old woman who presented with skin ulcers and livedo racemosa; extensive gastrointestinal ulcers; and infarction of the bowel, liver, and spleen. Being alert to this manifestation ...
Ferguson C - - 2004
We report the case of a child who had a duodenal atresia and also a gastric-antral web. The two conditions are not known to be associated. The child had a duodenoduodenostomy for the duodenal atresia that had been diagnosed on a "double bubble" appearance at antenatal ultrasound scan. She eventually ...
Karunakara B P - - 2004
Appendicitis is a very rare clinical entity in neonates. Preterm and male neonates are commonly affected. It is often seen in association with surgical conditions like Hirschsprung's disease and necrotizing enterocolitis. Non-specific clinical features result in delay in the diagnosis and predisposes to perforation. The risk of perforation is very ...
Cappelli C - - 2004
Somatostatin producing duodenal carcinoids are rare, comprising a mere 2% of small bowel carcinoids and 5-10% of all duodenal tumors. Since the 1st case described by Kaneko in 1979 more than 50 cases have been reported in the world literature. From these reports, it is gradually emerging that duodenal somatostatinomas ...
Dhalla Sonny S SS Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon, Manitoba. - - 2004
Endoscopic repair using an endoclip device for colonic perforation following polypectomy is described. This is the first case report of a repair following a regular polypectomy-induced perforation described in the English literature.
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