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Tan M L - - 2008
We report a case of pregnancy luteoma, which had undergone torsion in a 33-year-old Indian woman, who presented with severe abdominal pain and decreasing haemoglobin levels at 33 weeks gestation. Ultrasonography showed a right adnexal mass, probably ovarian in origin, with suspicious intratumoral bleed. The pain was treated symptomatically, and ...
Ehlers Justis P - - 2008
Preeclampsia is a life-threatening disorder for both the mother and fetus. A 43-year-old woman presented with a 1-day history of bilateral decreased vision and no systemic complaints. Physical examination revealed an abdominal mass and further diagnostic testing revealed a previously unknown pregnancy. Admission resulted in an emergency cesarean section for ...
Chiodo Ilda - - 2008
A 25-year-old woman with unoperated deep endometriosis of the uterosacral ligament suddenly experienced severe abdominal pain, hematuria, hemoperitoneum, and intrauterine death at 31 weeks' gestation. Surgical intervention revealed active hemorrhage arising from right uterine artery and interruption of the ureter in an area of previously documented but not treated endometriotic ...
Worley Kevin C - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to identify women with advanced extrauterine pregnancy, specifically assessing the problems encountered with their diagnosis and management, preoperative evaluation, and surgical removal. STUDY DESIGN: This was a case series including women diagnosed with an extrauterine pregnancy of 18 weeks' gestation or greater at ...
Alatise, O.I.
Background: Despite recent advances in anaesthetic, perinatal and preoperative care, surgical intervention during pregnancy may still result in fetal loss from either spontaneous abortion (especially in the first trimester) or premature labor (especially in the third trimester). This study was aimed at determining the factors that affect fetal and maternal ...
Nieuwenhuis Marry H - - 2008
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Desmoid tumors are a severe extracolonic manifestation in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Identification of risk factors might be helpful in the management of FAP patients with such tumors. The aim of this study was to assess potential risk factors for the development of desmoids in a cohort ...
Nicks Bret A - - 2009
We describe a woman who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with vaginal bleeding and abdominal pain. She was initially diagnosed by the emergency physician with a molar pregnancy by transvaginal ultrasound, which was confirmed and treated by the consulting obstetrical service with a dilatation and curettage the following day. ...
Ushioda Norichika - - 2008
Urinoma is peripelvic extravasation of urine seen as the squeal of urinary trauma or stones. Little is known about maternal urinoma during pregnancy. A 27-year-old primigravida presented with gradual worsening right flank pain at 21(5/7) weeks of gestation. She denied any past medicosurgical history. Initial work-up revealed cost-vertebral angle tenderness ...
Naim Norzilawati M - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Advanced abdominal pregnancy is rare, and one that occurs after uterine rupture with delivery of a viable fetus is exceptional. CASE: A multiparous patient was admitted at 29 weeks of gestation for conservative management of placenta previa. She complained of intermittent abdominal pain, but repeated assessment suggested that both ...
Silja Arumugam - - 2008
Adnexal torsion in advanced pregnancy is an uncommon emergency. Torsion usually occurs in ovaries with functional cysts or tumors. It is uncommon for a normal-sized ovary to undergo torsion in advanced gestation. We report torsion of a normal-sized ovary in the third trimester of pregnancy, most probably the first case ...
Al-Mujaini Abdullah S - - 2008
Valsalva retinopathy is a unilateral or bilateral condition that occurs when increased intra-thoracic or intra-abdominal pressure transmitted to the eye causes a sharp rise in the intra-ocular venous pressure, and rupture of superficial retinal capillaries. The patient often gives a history of a recent strenuous physical act, which could have ...
Teklu Sisay - - 2008
Abdominal pregnancy is one form of extra uterine pregnancy. As maternal and/or fetal complications often occur early in pregnancy, advanced abdominal pregnancy with live fetus is a rare occurrence in clinical practice. In this case report we have presented a 28 years old primigravida who carried live abdominal pregnancy until ...
Safatle-Ribeiro Adriana Vaz - - 2008
Sporadic lymphangiectasias are commonly found throughout the small bowel and are considered to be normal. Not uncommonly, lymphangiectasias are pathologic and can lead to mid-gastrointestinal bleeding, abdominal pain and protein-losing enteropathy. Pathologic lymphangiectasias of the small bowel include primary lymphangiectasia, secondary lymphangiectasia and lymphaticovenous malformations. In this report we present ...
Kontos Stylianos - - 2008
Rapture of a renal angiomyolipoma and massive retroperitoneal hemorrhage, during pregnancy is rare and occasionally fatal. The association of this complication with pregnancy has been reported sporadically in the literature. We report a case of a 28 years old woman, in 33 week of her first pregnancy who came to ...
Loftis Kathryn - - 2008
In this study, anthropometry data is collected from a CT scan of a pregnant abdomen at 32 weeks gestation. Over 1500 fetal losses occur each year in the United States due to motor vehicles crashes. Pregnant occupants involved in motor vehicle crashes are at risk for pregnancy-specific injuries. Masks of ...
Apaydin Nihal - - 2008
Compartment syndrome is a common cause of lower extremity pain via an increased intra-compartmental pressure. Fasciotomy is currently the mainstay for surgical treatment. Fasciotomy can be performed either with classical open or minimally invasive techniques including endoscopically assisted or semi blind subcutaneous releases. Incompletely released fascial compartments, soft tissue damage, ...
Adeyemi A S - - 2007
We report a case of successful myomectomy in pregnancy. The patient, a 27 year old nulliparous, presented with 2 year history of progressive abdominal swelling and 13 weeks of amenorrhoea. Abdomino-pelvic ultrasonography revealed a viable intrauterine pregnancy at 18 weeks and 3 days; there was also a huge mass with ...
Johnson Amy L - - 2009
A young adult pregnant alpaca was presented with an acute episode of abdominal pain. Hematology revealed mild anemia, neutropenia with a degenerative left shift and moderate toxic changes in neutrophils, hyperfibrinogenemia, hypoproteinemia, and hypoalbuminemia. Abdominal ultrasound showed a small intestinal segment with severely increased wall thickness and collapsed lumen. Exploratory ...
Koklu Esad - - 2007
PURPOSE: To determine aortic intima-media thickness (aIMT) values in newborns with different gestational ages and to asses the effect of antenatal steroids on aIMT. METHODS: Two hundred forty newborns from healthy mothers had their distal abdominal aIMT measured during abdominal sonographic examination. The neonates were divided into 4 groups (60 ...
Zhang Jianping - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Abdominal pregnancy is a rare, life-threatening condition. CASE: A 30-year-old pregnant, gravida 3, para 1, was presented to hospital at 38 weeks gestation. She suffered from abdominal pain at 16 weeks gestation. At admission, obstetrical examination and transabdominal ultrasonography revealed that it was uterine pregnancy with a single living ...
Pradhan Mandakini - - 2008
Congenital diverticulum of the left ventricle is a malformation, often associated with midline thoraco-abdominal defects. Here we describe a case of isolated congenital left ventricular diverticulum that presented with an abnormal four-chamber view and fetal dysrhythmia on ultrasonography. Maternal digoxin therapy was started due to significant ventricular ectopy. Restoration of ...
Iwamoto Ichiro - - 2007
A case of intestinal volvulus in both the sigmoid colon and cecum in a pregnant woman suffering from severe constipation is reported herein. The fetus was dead and the mother developed acute shock. The twisted sigmoid colon coiled twice around the uterus and was perforated. The mother died 10 h ...
Zangheri Giulia - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between prenatal ultrasound features and postnatal course of meconium peritonitis. STUDY DESIGN: We reviewed our cohort of cases of meconium peritonitis (MP) (n = 13/37, 225 pregnancies or 0.3/1000) as well as those published in the English literature with prenatal ultrasonographic findings and postnatal follow-up ...
Lo K L - - 2007
Spontaneous rupture of a normal renal collecting system during pregnancy is uncommon and all reported cases have occurred in right kidneys. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of the left renal collecting system during pregnancy. A 33-year-old pregnant woman presented with left loin and lower abdominal pain, and signs ...
Jafarzadeh Hamid - - 2007
Failure to grasp the rationale behind cleaning and shaping concepts can increase the occurrence of needless complications, such as ledges. A ledge is created when the working length can no longer be negotiated and the original pathway of the canal has been lost. Extension of the access cavity to provide ...
Agaja S B - - 2007
We report a case of full-term pregnancy in a 40 year old woman who presented with her fifth pregnancy with the uterus in the incisional hernia sac hanging below the groin. She has had previous abdominal operation through a midline scar. Complication of the previous operation led to the incisional ...
Wang Chen-Bin - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that is popularly used to treat morbid obesity. Herein, we report a woman who had a rare gastrointestinal complication during the subsequent antepartum period following a gastric bypass surgery. CASE REPORT: After a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, a 32-year-old woman had unrelenting epigastria ...
Kilpatrick Charlie C - - 2007
Numerous physiologic changes in pregnancy may affect the presentation of abdominal pain in pregnancy. A high index of suspicion must be used when evaluating a pregnant patient with abdominal pain. General anesthesia is considered safe in pregnancy. Intraoperative monitoring and tocolytics should be individualized. Laparoscopic surgery should be performed in ...
Yang Ming-Jie - - 2007
Abdominal pain presenting itself during pregnancy may be multifactorial, requiring immediate attention and care. In cases of intractable pain without obstetrical condition, surgical abdominal exploration is widely advised. However, we present a case where a 30-year-old, gravida 1, para 0, female complained of persistent right abdominal pain during her 25th ...
Batukan Cem - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Isolated fallopian tube torsion during pregnancy is a rare condition, and only 16 cases have been reported. In all but 1 case the right tube was affected. We report the second case of isolated left fallopian tube torsion during pregnancy. CASE: A 23-year-old primigravida presented at 22 weeks of ...
McBee William C WC - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Heterotopic pregnancy is a rare event that usually presents in the first 6-8 weeks of pregnancy. CASE: A 35-year-old primigravida was referred to the hospital at 18+ weeks' gestational age for evaluation of chronic abdominal pain. Ultrasound revealed a heterotopic pregnancy. The patient underwent surgery for removal of the ...
Carter James F - - 2007
Abdominal cerclage is necessary when the more commonly used transvaginal cerclage fails or anatomical abnormalities of the cervix preclude transvaginal placement. The disadvantage of an abdominal approach is that the patient can expect 2 laparotomies during her pregnancy, one for cerclage placement and the other associated with cesarean delivery. We ...
Krishnamurthy Ganesh - - 2007
The technique of enterostomy access frequently uses a needle preloaded with a suture anchor to appose the bowel wall to the abdominal wall. Two of the intrinsic disadvantages of this method are the possible dislodgment of the suture anchor out of the needle hub during the process of guide-wire insertion ...
Sherer David M - - 2007
Abdominal pregnancy is a rare condition in which the fetus and placenta are located within the peritoneal cavity. Sonographic findings include visualization of the fetus separate from the uterus, failure to visualize the uterine wall between the fetus and urinary bladder, close approximation of fetal parts to the maternal abdominal ...
Moran Brendan J BJ Colorectal Research Unit, North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK. - - 2007
Cancer in pregnancy is uncommon, with an incidence of about one to two cases in every 1000 pregnancies. There are no randomised trials on any aspect of the management of cancer in pregnancy. Stage for stage cancer outcomes are similar in women who are pregnant compared with those who are ...
Desselle Claire - - 2007
Pentalogy of Cantrell is a rare thoraco-abdominal disruption with a variable association of abdominal wall, diaphragm, pericardium, sternum, and heart defects. Diagnosis is feasible on antenatal sonography. However, because prognosis depends on the extent of the defect, anatomic assessment is crucial for optimal parental counseling and decision-making regarding the outcome ...
Hodgson Danner T - - 2007
We present a case of placental abruption with concomitant disseminated intravascular coagulation in a woman who presented with vaginal bleeding. A 32-year-old pregnant woman at 17 and 4/7 weeks gestation with a 1-month history of intermittent abdominal pain presented to our Emergency Department (ED) with 1 h of vaginal bleeding. ...
Ganesh Shanti - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of the wheelchairs, the users, and their wheelchair use among persons newly prescribed a manual wheelchair. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Veterans Affairs teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-nine consecutive, cognitively intact veterans prescribed a manual wheelchair. INTERVENTIONS: Not applicable. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Self-reported difficulty transferring into and ...
Karaer Oznur - - 2007
Omental pregnancy is an extremely rare form of abdominal pregnancy. Only 16 cases had been reported in the literature, and most were secondary omental pregnancies. We presented a case of primary omental pregnancy located on "gastrocolic ligament" diagnosed at surgical operation. The aim of this presentation is to remember that ...
Martens Suzanna M M - - 2007
In this paper, we propose a new method for FECG detection in abdominal recordings. The method consists of a sequential analysis approach, in which the a priori information about the interference signals is used for the detection of the FECG. Our method is evaluated on a set of 20 abdominal ...
Yerdelen Deniz - - 2007
A 33-year-old pregnant woman (gestational age, 39 weeks and 2 days) presented with a one-day history of abdominal rhythmic myoclonus. Gynecological examination revealed that the cervix was unfavorable with irregular contractions that were ineffective. Electroencephalography, MRI of the dorsal spine and blood biochemical, examinations were normal. Electrophysiological recordings from the ...
Unek Ilkay Tu─čba - - 2007
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Gastric cancer in pregnancy is extremely rare and often diagnosed at advanced stages. Well-recognized pregnancy-related symptoms, such as nausea and epigastric discomfort, can be the first symptoms of gastric cancer. Thus, the diagnosis of gastric cancer in pregnancy is difficult. We herein report a case of gastric cancer in ...
Liberty Gad - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To report on the presentation, diagnostic assessment, treatment, and outcome of a case of peri-implantation pelvic inflammatory disease. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Emergency department and gynecology ward of a tertiary university hospital. PATIENT(S): A 25-year-old multiparous woman in her 1st month of pregnancy. INTERVENTION(S): Diagnostic laparoscopy, antibiotic therapy, and ...
Fader Amanda Nickles - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy after hysterectomy is rare. Because this clinical phenomenon is so uncommon, the diagnosis is not always considered in the evaluation of pain in a reproductive-aged woman after hysterectomy. Delay in diagnosis can result in potentially catastrophic intra-abdominal bleeding. CASE: A 31-year-old multigravida underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy for ...
Parangi Sareh - - 2007
All gastrointestinal (GI) disorders can present during pregnancy, and in fact 0.2% to 1.0% of all pregnant women require non-obstetrical general surgery. All of the clinical decision-making skills of the experienced surgeon must come into play in order to make the correct therapeutic decisions when evaluating the pregnant patient with ...
Anastasakis Eleftherios - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To reinforce the risk of heterotopic pregnancy in a natural cycle when intrauterine pregnancy and abdominal pain co-exist. METHOD: A single case report with a literature review. RESULTS: Our case was associated with significant haemorrhage, laparotomy and salpingectomy. The obstetric outcome was favourable in this case. The literature review ...
Lund Carolyn Houska - - 2007
This article presents a case study of a newborn with gastroschisis, followed by a retrospective analysis of gastroschisis cases admitted in a single tertiary neonatal intensive care unit over a 5-year period in terms of maternal age, prenatal diagnosis, type of repair, length of stay, and complications. Gastroschisis is an ...
Wijma Jacobus - - 2007
AIMS: (i) To describe the displacement and recovery of the vesical neck position during pregnancy and after childbirth and (ii) to discriminate between compliance of the vesical neck supporting structures with and without pelvic floor contraction. METHODS: We focussed on the biomechanical properties of the vesical neck supporting structures during ...
Mørkved Siv - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Prevention of lumbopelvic pain in pregnancy has been sparsely studied. One aim of this study was to assess if a 12-week training program during pregnancy can prevent and/or treat lumbopelvic pain. A randomized controlled trial was conducted at Trondheim University Hospital and three outpatient physiotherapy clinics. Three hundred and ...
Kobayashi Tsutomu - - 2007
A 13-year-old boy was referred to our hospital for investigation of intermittent abdominal colic pain and vomiting. He underwent an emergency laparotomy, which revealed a volvulus and segmental dilatation of the ileum. The dilated intestine was not associated with poor intestinal circulation. Because the dilated ileum did not seem to ...
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