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Nishihara, Yuichi; Kawaguchi, Yoshiki; Urakami, Hidejiro; Seki, Shiko; Ohishi, Takashi; Isobe, Yoh; Matsumoto, Sumio
We report a case of gastric volvulus with a large Bochdalek hernia successfully treated with emergency endoscopic reduction followed by elective laparoscopic mesh repair. The patient was a 71-year-old woman with no history of trauma. She was referred to our hospital because of nausea and vomiting after eating. Thoracic and abdominal CT showed gastric volvulus and a large Bochdalek hernia. The patient underwent emergency endoscopic reduction and elective laparoscopic surgery. The defect (10 × 12 cm) was reinforced with a Dual Mesh (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) and fixed to the diaphragm with nonabsorbable sutures. The postoperative course was uneventful, and no complications or recurrence was found at the 2-year follow-up. The endoscopic reduction and elective laparoscopic procedure was performed successfully and resulted in significant clinical improvement in this case. © 2016 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd.
Ridai, M; Boubia, S; Kafih, M; Zerouali, O N
Diaphragmatic hernia or Morgagni-Larrey hernia is a rare entity. Its treatment is surgical and hence raises the question of the surgical approach. Two patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for Morgagni-Larrey hernia. The first, aged 17 exhibited a chromosomic abnormality (trisomie 21). The second was 18 years old. Both patients underwent surgery by laparoscopy. In both cases, the surgical act performed was resection of the hernia and closure of the orifice with separate sutures. Their post-surgical courses were uneventful, even two years later. In the age of mini-invasive surgery, laparoscopy is an excellent alternative to laparotomy in this benign pathology.
Yamaguchi, Shohei; Tsutsumi, Norifumi; Kusumoto, Eiji; Endo, Kazuya; Ikejiri, Koji; Yamashita, Yo-ichi; Uchiyama, Hideaki; Saeki, Hiroshi; Oki, Eiji; Kawanaka, Hirofumi; Morita, Masaru; Ikeda, Tetsuo; Maehara, Yoshihiko
Superior lumbar hernia, also known as Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernia, is an uncommon abdominal wall defect. We report a case of superior lumbar hernia, which was successfully treated with a lightweight partially absorbable mesh. A 73-year-old man visited our department with complaints of lumbar pain and a feeling of pressure associated with a right lumbar mass. A CT scan of the abdomen demonstrated a defect in the aponeurosis of the transversus abdominis muscle and a protrusion of the small intestine through the defect. The diagnosis of a right superior lumbar hernia was made. The lumbar hernia was surgically treated with a lightweight large-pore polypropylene mesh containing an absorbable component consisting of poliglecaprone (ULTRAPRO Plug). The patient had no evidence of recurrence after 4 years of follow-up without any sense of discomfort. This is the first case report of a lumbar hernia treated with a lightweight partially absorbable mesh. This partially absorbable mesh can be considered to be suitable for the treatment of a lumbar hernia.
Hernia - inguinal; Inguinal hernia; Direct and indirect hernia; Rupture; Strangulation; Incarceration ... when there is weakness in the belly wall. Inguinal hernias are common in boys. Some children do not ...
Yamauchi, Hayato; Ojima, Hitoshi; Idetsu, Akihito; Yamaki, Ei; Hosouchi, Yasuo; Nishida, Yasuji; Kuwano, Hiroyuki
Bochdalek hernia is usually diagnosed in pediatric patients and not in the elderly. In adults, there are some cases resulting in misdiagnosis of pneumonia, pleural effusion, congenital bulla, and pneumothorax by chest roentgenogram. We present here a rare case of Bochdalek hernia in an elderly patient who suffered from sudden back pain and had the hernia repaired with laparotomy.
Fazekas, Balazs; Fazekas, Bence; Hendricks, J; Smart, N; Arulampalam, T
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to identify the rate of incisional hernia formation following ileostomy reversal in patients who underwent anterior resection for colorectal cancer. In addition, we aimed to ascertain risk factors for the development of reversal-site incisional hernias and to record the characteristics of the resultant hernias. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using a prospectively compiled database of colorectal cancer patients who were treated with anterior resection, we identified individuals who had undergone both ileostomy formation and subsequent reversal of their ileostomies from January 2005 to December 2014. Medical records were reviewed to record descriptive patient data about risk factors for hernia formation, operative details and any subsequent operations. Computed tomography reports were reviewed to identify the number, site and characteristics of incisional hernias. RESULTS A total of 121 patients were included in this study; 14.9% (n = 18) developed an incisional hernia at the ileostomy reversal site; 17.4% (n = 21) at a non-ileostomy site and 6.6% (n = 8) developed both. The reversal-site hernias were smaller both in width and length compared with the non-ileostomy-site hernias. Risk factors for the development of reversal-site incisional hernias were higher body mass index (BMI), lower age, open surgery, longer reversal time and a history of previous hernias. We did not detect a difference in the size of the incisional hernias that developed in patients with these specific risk factors. CONCLUSIONS Incisional hernias are a significant complication of ileostomy reversal. Further evaluation of the use of prophylactic mesh to reduce the incidence of incisional hernias may be worthwhile.
Kawashita, Yujo; Iwata, Toru; Kanetaka, Kengo; Ono, Shinichiro; Matsuo, Mitsutoshi; Nagayoshi, Shigeki; Kanematsu, Takashi
Many techniques have been described for the surgical repair of lumbar hernias, including primary repair, local tissue flaps, and conventional mesh repair. All these open techniques require a large incision plus extensive dissection to expose the hernia ring. This report presents a case of a recurrent lumbar hernia, which was successfully repaired using a laparoscopic approach. A 75-year-old female presented with a symptomatic right lumbar hernia, 1-year after an iliac bone harvest for knee surgery. Under general anesthesia, the patient was placed in a lateral decubitus position. A 3 trocar technique was used to do adhesiolysis of the surrounding tissues, to provide an ample working space to identify the hernia. A composix dual mesh (bard) was tailored so that it would overlap the defect with intermittent fixation by a spiral tacker (protac). No hernia recurrence occurred over 2 years after surgery. The laparoscopic approach has significant advantages for the repair a lumbar hernia: it enables the exact localization of the anatomic defect, and the mesh can be placed deep into the defect, thus allowing the intraabdominal pressure to hold it in position.
Torregrosa-Gallud, A; Sancho Muriel, J; Bueno-Lledó, J; García Pastor, P; Iserte-Hernandez, J; Bonafé-Diana, S; Carreño-Sáenz, O; Carbonell-Tatay, F
An increasing number of patients have large or complex abdominal wall defects. Component separation technique (CST) is a very effective method for reconstructing complex midline abdominal wall defects in a manner that restores innervated muscle function without excessive tension. Our goal is to show our results by a modified CST for treating large ventral hernias. A total of 351 patients with complex ventral hernias have been treated over a 10-year period. Pre- and postoperative CT scans were performed in all patients. All ventral hernias were W3, according to the EHS classification 1. We analyzed demographic variables, co-morbidities, hernia characteristics, operative, and postoperative variables. One hundred and seventy patients (48.4%) were men; the average age of the study population was 51.6 ± 23.2 years with an average BMI of 32.3 ± 1.3. The hernia was located in the midline in 321 cases (91.5%) versus the flank in 30 (8.5%). In 45 patients, preoperative botulinum toxin (BT) and progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) were needed due to giant hernia defects when the VIH/VAC ratio was >20%. Postoperative complications related to the surgical site were seroma (35.1%), hematoma (9.1%), infection (7.2%), and wound necrosis (8.8%). Complications related to the repair were evisceration in 3 patients (1.1%), small bowel fistula in 4 patients (1.5%), 11 cases of mesh infection (2.9%), and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS) in 2 patients. There were 29 hernia recurrences (8.2%) with a mean follow-up of 31.6 ± 8.1 months. The modified CST is an effective strategy for managing complex ventral hernias that enables primary fascial closure with low rates of morbidity and hernia recurrence.
Bustamante, Beatriz; Seas, Carlos; Salomon, Martín; Bravo, Francisco
Lobomycosis is a chronic subcutaneous mycosis for which no standard treatment is available to date. We describe a patient in Peru with lobomycosis on the left earlobe that was successfully treated with posaconazole for 27 months. No evidence of recurrence was observed after five years of follow-up. PMID:23546805
Perineal hernias (pelvic floor hernias) are extremely rare occurring through defects in musculature of the pelvic floor. This report presents a successfully treated case of primary perineal hernia and takes a review of the existing literature. The case of a 14-month-old girl with a great perineal hernia is presented. Diagnosis was ...
Astarcioğlu, H; Sökmen, S; Atila, K; Karademir, S
Petit's hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall defect in the inferior lumbar triangle. Colonic incarceration through the inferior lumbar triangle, which causes mechanical obstructive symptoms, necessitates particular diagnostic and management strategy. We present a rare case of inferior lumbar hernia, leading to mechanical bowel obstruction, successfully treated with prosthetic mesh reinforcement repair.
Melcher, Marc L; Lobato, Robert L; Wren, Sherry M
The full-thickness skin erosion (rupture) of an umbilical hernia in a patient with end-stage liver disease can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Here, we present a case report of the use of a novel technique to treat a patient with this condition. The use of a fibrin-based tissue adhesive provides a means of managing such patients medically.
Siow, Sze Li; Tee, Sze Chee; Wong, Chee Ming
Paraesophageal hernia with intrathoracic mesentericoaxial type of gastric volvulus is a rare clinical entity. The rotation occurs because of the idiopathic relaxation of the gastric ligaments and ascent of the stomach adjacent to the oesophagus through the hiatus defect, while the gastroesophageal junction remains in the abdomen. The open approach remains the gold standard therapy for most patients. Here we report the case of a patient with such a condition who underwent a successful laparoscopic surgery. A literature search revealed that this is the first case report from Southeast Asia. A 55-year-old Chinese woman presented to us with symptoms suggestive of gastric outlet obstruction for one year. A chest radiograph showed an air bubble with air-fluid level in her left thoracic cavity, where a diaphragmatic hernia was initially suspected. A computed tomography scan and barium swallow study demonstrated the presence of a type III paraesophageal hernia with intrathoracic upside-down stomach. A laparoscopy was performed and the herniated stomach was successfully reduced into the abdomen. The mediastinal part of the hernial sac was excised. Adequate intraabdominal length of oesophagus was achieved after resection of the sac and circumferential oesophageal dissection. A lateral releasing incision was made adjacent to the right crus to facilitate crural closure. The diaphragmatic defect and the hiatal closure were covered with a composite mesh. A Toupet fundoplication was performed to recreate the antireflux valve. She had an uneventful recovery. She had no relapse of previous symptoms at her six-month follow-up assessment. Laparoscopic repair of such a condition can be accomplished successfully and safely when it is performed with meticulous attention to the details of the surgical technique.
Safdar, Syed A; Jawad, Sami Abdul; Dieguez, Javier; Doraiswamy, Vikram; Kam, Jennifer; Shaaban, Hamid; Miller, Richard A
Bochdalek hernias are usually congenital in nature and normally present after birth. However, in rare cases, these hernias are present in adulthood. We report an unusual case of a posttraumatic right-sided Bochdalek hernia found incidentally in an adult and treated successfully with conservative management.
Syed A Safdar
Full Text Available Bochdalek hernias are usually congenital in nature and normally present after birth. However, in rare cases, these hernias are present in adulthood. We report an unusual case of a posttraumatic right-sided Bochdalek hernia found incidentally in an adult and treated successfully with conservative management.
Erkmen, Cherie P; Raman, Vignesh; Ghushe, Neil D; Trus, Thadeus L
Herniation of abdominal contents via the diaphragmatic hiatus is a potentially life-threatening complication of esophagectomy. Mounting evidence suggests that hiatal hernias are more common following minimally invasive esophagectomy. Therefore, post-esophagectomy hiatal hernia and its treatment bear increasing significance. We retrospectively reviewed the records of five patients with hiatal hernia following esophagectomy over a 5-year period. Successful laparoscopic reduction of a post-esophagectomy hiatal hernia was done without mesh reinforcement in three patients. One patient underwent mesh reinforcement. One patient was found to have carcinomatosis upon laparoscopic inspection, and repair of the hiatal hernia was abandoned. There were no perioperative deaths or complications. One patient developed a recurrent hiatal hernia 14 months after repair of the initial hiatal hernia. Patients were discharged within a mean of 1.75 days after surgical repair. We have successfully used laparoscopy to treat hiatal hernias after esophagectomy. The benefits conferred by laparoscopy, including better visualization of the right gastroepiploic artery supplying the gastric conduit, minimally invasive evaluation of the field for metastasis, and shorter recovery time, make it our favored approach. Here, we describe our experience with hiatal hernia following esophagectomy and our operative technique.
Tran, Kim; Zajkowska, Marta; Lam, Vincent; Hawthorne, Wayne J.
Introduction: Spigelian hernias represent only 1% to 2% of all abdominal wall hernias. The treatment, however, remains controversial but depends on institutional expertise. This case series reports the first experience with single-incision laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (SILTEP) repair of Spigelian hernias with telescopic extraperitoneal dissection in combination with inguinal hernia repair. Methods: From February 2013 to April 2014, all patients referred with inguinal or Spigelian hernias, without histories of extraperitoneal intervention, underwent SILTEP repair with telescopic extraperitoneal dissection. A single-port device, 5.5 mm/52 cm/30° angled laparoscope, and conventional straight dissecting instruments were used for all cases. Extraperitoneal dissection was performed under direct vision with preservation of preperitoneal fascia overlying retroperitoneal nerves. Inguinal herniorrhaphy was performed with lightweight mesh that covered low-lying Spigelian defects. High-lying Spigelian defects were repaired with additional mesh. Results: There were 131 patients with 186 (92 direct) inguinal hernias and 7 patients with 8 Spigelian hernias (6 incidental, including 1 bilateral and 2 preoperatively diagnosed), with a mean age of 51.3 years and a mean body mass index of 25.1 kg/m2. An additional piece of mesh was used for 3 hernias. All Spigelian hernias were associated with direct inguinal hernias, and 8 combined inguinal and Spigelian hernias were successfully repaired with SILTEP repair with telescopic extraperitoneal dissection as day cases. There were no clinical recurrences during a mean follow-up period of 6 months (range, 1–15 months). Conclusions: Combined Spigelian and inguinal hernias can be successfully treated with SILTEP herniorrhaphy with telescopic extraperitoneal dissection. The high incidence of Spigelian hernias associated with direct inguinal hernias suggests a high index of suspicion for Spigelian hernias during laparoscopic inguinal
Ahmed, A; Ahmed, M; Nmadu, P T
Three Nigerian infants with spontaneous rupture of an umbilical hernia are described. In two, hernias developed in the neonatal period following umbilical sepsis. Rupture occurred at the ages of 2 and 3 months, respectively, and was probably precipitated by raised intra-abdominal pressure resulting from excessive crying. The third child had a large, ulcerated umbilical hernia which ruptured at 10 months and was precipitated by damage to the overlying skin. The children were treated successfully.
Harada, Manabu; Tsujimoto, Hironori; Nagata, Ken; Ito, Nozomi; Yamazaki, Kenji; Kanematsu, Kyohei; Horiguchi, Hiroyuki; Kajiwara, Yoshiki; Hiraki, Shuichi; Aosasa, Suefumi; Yamamoto, Junji; Hase, Kazuo
Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and adult cases are rare, with a reported frequency of 0.17%-6% among all diaphragmatic hernias. A 78-year-old man was referred to our hospital with a sudden onset of whole abdominal pain after playing with a blow gun. Chest radiography and computed tomography revealed diaphragmatic hernia with the small intestine. We therefore diagnosed him with an incarcerated Bochdalek hernia associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure during use of blow gun. Laparoscopic repair was performed. The omentum, transverse colon, and small intestine were located in the left thoracic cavity, without ischemic change. After placing the herniated organs into the abdominal cavity, we performed a primary closure of the diaphragmatic defect with interrupted non-absorbable sutures. It is generally recommended that all adult Bochdalek hernia patients undergo surgical repair to prevent life-threatening complications due to incarceration. Recently, laparoscopic techniques for repair the hernia have gained popularity, especially in elective cases. In our case, we could successfully perform emergency laparoscopic repair, as it is associated with a shorter inpatient hospitalization period. An incarcerated Bochdalek hernias associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure is an uncommon clinical finding in an adult, and laparoscopic repair of an incarcerated Bochdalek hernia is safe, feasible, and an excellent option as it is minimally invasive. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.
Kays, David W; Islam, Saleem; Richards, Douglas S; Larson, Shawn D; Perkins, Joy M; Talbert, James L
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a frequently lethal birth defect and, despite advances, extracorporeal life support (ie, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO]) is commonly required for severely affected patients. Published data suggest that CDH survival after 2 weeks on ECMO is poor. Many centers limit duration of ECMO support. We conducted a single-institution retrospective review of 19 years of CDH patients treated with ECMO, designed to evaluate which factors affect survival and duration of ECMO and define how long patients should be supported. Of two hundred and forty consecutive CDH patients without lethal associated anomalies, 96 were treated with ECMO and 72 (75%) survived. Eighty required a single run of ECMO and 65 survived (81%), 16 required a second ECMO run and 7 survived (44%). Of patients still on ECMO at 2 weeks, 56% survived, at 3 weeks 46% survived, and at 4 weeks, 43% of patients still on ECMO survived to discharge. After 5 weeks of ECMO, survival had dropped to 15%, and after 40 days of ECMO support there were no survivors. Apgar score at 1 minute, Apgar score at 5 minutes, and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group predicted survival all correlated with survival on ECMO, need for second ECMO, and duration of ECMO. Lung-to-head ratio also correlated with duration of ECMO. All survivors were discharged breathing spontaneously with no support other than nasal cannula oxygen if needed. In patients with severe CDH, improvement in pulmonary function sufficient to wean from ECMO can take 4 weeks or longer, and might require a second ECMO run. Pulmonary outcomes in these CDH patients can still be excellent, and the assignment of arbitrary ECMO treatment durations <4 weeks should be avoided. Copyright © 2014 American College of Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Korst, Robert J; Santana-Joseph, Sobeida; Rutledge, John R; Antler, Arthur; Bethala, Vivian; DeLillo, Anthony; Kutner, Donald; Lee, Benjamin E; Pazwash, Haleh; Pittman, Robert H; Rahmin, Michael; Rubinoff, Mitchell
Hiatal hernia is common in patients with Barrett's esophagus. We sought to evaluate the effect of hiatal hernia size and initial columnar segment length on the success of radiofrequency ablation of Barrett's esophagus. A phase II clinical trial was conducted aimed at evaluating the success of radiofrequency ablation in eradicating Barrett's esophagus. Success was defined as complete replacement of the columnar lining with squamous mucosa and lack of intestinal metaplasia using light microscopy. Hiatal hernia size and columnar segment length were measured endoscopically. Sixty-seven patients were accrued to the protocol. In the 55 patients who completed radiofrequency ablation (43 successes, 12 failures), the mean hiatal hernia size was 3.3 cm (range, 0-10 cm), and the mean columnar segment length was 5.4 cm (range, 1-18 cm). The median length of the columnar segment was 3 cm in the successful cases and 8.5 cm in the failed cases (P = .002). Although the median hiatal hernia size was identical in the successful and failed cases (3 cm, P = .38), the median hiatal hernia size was 7 cm (P = .001) in the 6 patients who experienced nonhealing after the initial ablation. Patients who were successfully ablated but had larger hiatal hernias and longer columnar segment lengths required significantly more radiofrequency ablation sessions than those with smaller hernias and shorter segments (P = .003 and P = .007, respectively). Patients with larger hiatal hernias and longer columnar segments are more likely to experience failure or nonhealing after radiofrequency ablation. These patients also require more radiofrequency ablation treatments to achieve successful eradication of Barrett's esophagus. Copyright © 2011 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Lehr, Shannon C; Schuricht, Alan L
Background: The most frequent wound complication following repair of large incisional hernias is seroma formation, especially when the use of a mesh onlay requires extensive subcutaneous undermining...
Hide, I; Pike, E.; Uberoi, R.
We describe a 70-year-old woman presenting with large bowel obstruction secondary to incarceration of the mid descending colon within a lumbar hernia. This was diagnosed on barium enema and successfully treated surgically. Keywords: hernia; intestinal obstruction; colon
Hide, I; Pike, E; Uberoi, R
We describe a 70-year-old woman presenting with large bowel obstruction secondary to incarceration of the mid descending colon within a lumbar hernia. This was diagnosed on barium enema and successfully treated surgically. Keywords: hernia; intestinal obstruction; colon PMID:10715766
Minimal invasive surgery allows for excellent visualisation of the diaphragm, and is increasingly used for the repair of diaphragmatic hernias in children. This report describes laparoscopic repairs between 2001 and 2007 of four Morgagni hernias in children. All defects were treated successfully using the laparoscopic ...
Patterson, Clare; Coutts, Ian
Granuloma faciale (GF) is a benign chronic condition characterized by recurrent plaques and nodules most commonly found on the face. We report a man with a 6-month history of plaques on his forehead and preauricular area consistent with GF that responded to twice-daily application of topical tacrolimus ointment, and who remains in remission 1 year later. This case supports previous reports of the successful use of topical tacrolimus in treating GF.
Laaksonen, Elina; Silvasti, Seppo; Hakala, Tapio
Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood - the clinical manifestation of symptoms and diagnosis in adults is extremely rare. There are fewer than 20 cases of right-sided Bochdalek hernia reported in adults in the literature. We review a case of a 38-year-old woman with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing abdominal pain and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest X-ray and computed tomography. The right lobe of the liver and flexura hepatica of the colon were herniated into the thorax cavity. The hernia was treated via thoracotomy assisted with laparoscopy and she made an uneventful recovery. We report a rare case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia for which our patient was treated successfully. Even though rare, this disorder should be recognised, examined and treated appropriately to avoid complications.
Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood - the clinical manifestation of symptoms and diagnosis in adults is extremely rare. There are fewer than 20 cases of right-sided Bochdalek hernia reported in adults in the literature. Case presentation We review a case of a 38-year-old woman with a right-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing abdominal pain and pleural effusion. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest X-ray and computed tomography. The right lobe of the liver and flexura hepatica of the colon were herniated into the thorax cavity. The hernia was treated via thoracotomy assisted with laparoscopy and she made an uneventful recovery. Conclusion We report a rare case of a right-sided Bochdalek hernia for which our patient was treated successfully. Even though rare, this disorder should be recognised, examined and treated appropriately to avoid complications.
de Lange, D.H.; Kreeft, M.; van Ramshorst, G.H.; Aufenacker, T.J.; Rauwerda, J.A.; Simons, M.P.
In 2003, a dedicated Dutch committee developed evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of inguinal hernia (IH) in children and adults. The aim of this study was to describe trends in hernia care before and after the publication of the guidelines on IH surgery in the Netherlands. Originally, a
Iqbal A. Bukhari
Full Text Available Aim: To discuss the new beneficial effect of adalimumab in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa(HS.Case: We report a 25-year-old arabic female with a 14-year history with long-standing poorly controlled active hidradenitis suppurativa who was successfully treated with adalimumab.Discussion: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a skin disorder characterized by the formation of multiple cysts, abscesses and sinus tracts in apocrine gland-bearing areas. The aetiology and pathogenesis of HS are unknown. Current medical and surgical therapies are only minimally effective at treating the disease. The biologic agent Adalimumab is a new promising agent for the treatment of HS.Conclusion: The biologic agent adalimumab is an effective treatment for HS
Full Text Available Background. Lumbar hernia is a rare type of hernia. Awareness of the anatomical basis of this hernia is important for proper diagnosis and treatment. Introduction. Lumbar hernia is a protrusion of either extraperitoneal fat or intraperitoneal contents through either of the lumbar triangles. Primary lumbar hernias are extremely rare thereby rendering such a case reportable, to create an awareness about this condition to upcoming surgeons. Case Report. A case of primary lumbar hernia treated successfully by open mesh repair is presented. Discussion. The anatomical aspects underlying this condition along with diagnostic tests, their pitfalls, and surgical approaches are discussed. Conclusion. Awareness of this condition is essential for arriving at a clinical diagnosis. CT scan provides a road map for deciding the approach. Both the traditional open and the newer laparoscopic approaches are described. However open meshplasty is still a very safe and effective method of treatment.
Idiopathic solar urticaria (SU) is a rare, debilitating photodermatosis, which may be difficult to treat. First-line treatment with antihistamines is effective in mild cases, but remission after phototherapeutic induction of tolerance is often short-lived. Other treatment options include plasma exchange, photopheresis and cyclosporin. We present two cases of severe, idiopathic SU, which were resistant to conventional treatment. Both patients achieved remission after administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and have remained in remission at 13 months and 4 years, respectively. There are only two case reports of successful treatment of solar urticaria with IVIg. In our experience IVIg given at a total dose of 2 g\\/kg over several 5-day courses about a month apart is an effective treatment option for severe idiopathic SU. It is also generally safe, even if certainly subject to significant theoretical risks, such as induction of viral infection or anaphylaxis.
Full Text Available Acquired hemophilia A (AHA is a rare bleeding disorder due to the development of specific autoantibodies against factor VIII. The anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody Rituximab has been proven to be effective in obtaining a long-term suppression of inhibitors of AHA, besides other immunosuppressive standard treatments. Here we describe a case of idiopathic AHA in a 60-year old man successfully treated with rituximab. He showed a complete clinical response with a normalization of clotting parameters after 5 weekly courses of rituximab given at a dose of 375 mg/sqm. , but after stopping rituximab, an initial worsening of coagulation parameters induced the addition of 3 further courses. At present, the patient is in complete clinical and hematological remission after 200 days. This case confirms that Rituximab may be a safe and useful tool to treat AHA and, a prolonged administration can overcome the initial resistance. However, the precise position of this drug in the therapeutic strategy (first or second-line, alone or in combination with other drugs remains to be established and warrants further investigation.
Stager, Victoria; Le, Lam; Wood, Richard E
The anatomy of the thoracic duct varies considerably, rendering it prone to disruption during thoracic surgery. Chylothorax complicates up to 0.5% of all intrathoracic procedures, its morbidity requiring the surgeon's vigilance throughout the entire course of the patient's illness. The natural history of chylothorax includes cardiopulmonary dysfunction, immunosuppression, nutritional and electrolyte derangements, and, ultimately, sepsis and death. General criteria for conservative management of thoracic duct injuries have been described in surgical literature, yet in selecting the best treatment for the patient, surgeons rely heavily on their own experience and the patient's unique presentation. A variety of conservative strategies may be implemented with success in approximately 50% of all cases. The duration of conservative treatment may vary, but the futility of conservative efforts should be recognized early and surgical intervention not delayed. We report a case of a 42-year-old man who presented at our institution with chylothorax after posterior mediastinal mass resection. The patient was treated successfully by withholding oral food and fluids, instituting total parenteral nutrition, and draining with a thoracostomy tube. He was discharged home with a complete resolution of chylothorax on hospital day 8. We describe the patient's illness course and discuss current strategies in the conservative management of thoracic duct injury after mediastinal resection.
Full Text Available Endoscopic repair of groin hernias allows the surgeon to have a complete view of the groin and pelvis to diagnose occult hernias both ipsilaterally and contralaterally. These occult hernias can then be treated simultaneously and may reduce the incidence of recurrence and persistent symptoms. The authors present four unusual cases where occult hernias were found ipsilaterally during an endoscopic repair. All these occult hernias were treated along with the clinically diagnosed hernia at the same surgery with excellent results and no post-operative morbidity.
Shen, Yu-Guang; Jiao, Na-Na; Xiong, Wei; Tang, Quan; Cai, Qing-Yong; Xu, Gang; Liang, Gui-You
Bochdalek hernia is a type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that typically presents in childhood, while this diseases is extremely rare in adults. We review a case of a 63-year-old man with a left-sided Bochdalek hernia who was experiencing occasional pain at the left side of his chest for 8 months. The diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by chest computed tomography. A part of the retroperitoneal adipose tissue was herniated into the left thoracic cavity through the diaphragmatic defect. The hernia was treated via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and he made an uneventful recovery. We report a rare case of a left-sided Bochdalek hernia for which our patient was treated successfully via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. Even though rare, this disorder should be recognised, examined and treated appropriately to avoid complications.
Full Text Available Type IV hiatal hernias are characterized by herniation of the stomach along with associated viscera such as the spleen, colon, small bowel, and pancreas through the esophageal hiatus. They are relatively rare, representing only about 5%–7% of all hernias, and can be associated with severe complications. We report a 71-year-old veteran wrestler who presented to our department with a type IV paraesophageal hernia containing a gastric volvulus and treated successfully with emergency operation.
Fontoura, Rodrigo Dias; Araújo, Emerson Silveira de; Oliveira, Gustavo Alves de; Sarmenghi Filho, Deolindo; Kalil, Mitre
Petit's lumbar hernia is an uncommon defect of the posterior abdominal wall that represents less than 1% of all abdominal wall hernias. It is more often unilateral and founded in young females, rarely containing a real herniated sac. There are two different approaches to repair: laparoscopy and open surgery. The goal of this article is to report one case of spontaneous bilateral lumbar Petit's hernia treated with open surgery.
Sundaramurthy, Sharada; Suresh, H B; Anirudh, A V; Prakash Rozario, Anthony
Lumbar hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall hernia, making its diagnosis and management a challenge to the treating surgeon. Presentation may be misleading and diagnosis often missed. An imaging study forms an indispensable aid in the diagnosis and surgery is the only treatment option. A 42 year old male presented with history of pain in lower back of 4 years duration and was being treated symptomatically over 4 years with analgesics and physiotherapy. He had noticed a swelling over the left side of his mid-back and consequently on examination was found to have a primary acquired lumbar hernia arising from the deep superior lumbar triangle of Grynfelt. Diagnosis was confirmed by Computed Tomographic imaging. A lumbar hernia may be primary or secondary with only about 300 cases of primary lumbar hernia reported in literature. Lumbar hernias manifest through two possible defects in the posterior abdominal wall, the superior being more common. Management remains surgical with various techniques emerging over the years. The patient at our center underwent an open sublay mesh repair with excellent outcome. A surgeon may encounter a primary lumbar hernia perhaps once in his lifetime making it an interesting surgical challenge. Sound anatomical knowledge and adequate imaging are indispensable. Inspite of advances in minimally invasive surgery, it cannot be universally applied to patients with lumbar hernia and management requires a more tailored approach. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Blach, Ola; Ghosh, Anil
Commonly known as 'little old lady's hernia', obturator hernias are usually seen in frail, octogenarian multiparous women reporting non-specific nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain and anteromedial thigh pain. They are exceedingly rare; even less frequently are they diagnosed preoperatively, with the vast majority being found incidentally at laparotomy for small bowel obstruction. This case report describes an atypical presentation of a 'little old lady's hernia' in a man, in whom, thanks to high degree of clinical suspicion, an incarcerated obturator hernia was diagnosed preoperatively and treated successfully. 2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
Mitrička Stardelova; Angel Džambazovski
This paper includes an experiment that was performed on a hundred patients by using our self-developed methods during a two year period. The treatment of discus hernia was carried out by using our self-developed methods combined with a completely new technology, as well as clinical biomechanics, chiropractics, massotherapy, thermotherapy, cryotherapy and various other specific exercises practiced in esthetic and orthopedic kinesiology - kinesitherapy.50 females and 50 males aged 35 to 55 unde...
Sundaramurthy, Sharada; Suresh, H B; Anirudh, A.V.; Prakash Rozario, Anthony
Introduction: Lumbar hernia is an uncommon abdominal wall hernia, making its diagnosis and management a challenge to the treating surgeon. Presentation may be misleading and diagnosis often missed. An imaging study forms an indispensable aid in the diagnosis and surgery is the only treatment option. Presentation of case: A 42 year old male presented with history of pain in lower back of 4 years duration and was being treated symptomatically over 4 years with analgesics and physiotherapy. H...
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Full Text Available : BACKGROUND: This study evaluates the feasibility of laparoscopic transfascial suture and extracorporeal knotting repair of umbilical hernias. METHODS: From August 2005 to August 2015, 45 patients underwent laparoscopic umbilical suture repair. The repair was performed with the Carter-Thomason suture passer and cobbler’s needle. RESULTS: Of the 45, 36 patients with more than 1-year follow-up were included in the study. The mean diameter of the umbilical hernia defect was 1.30 cm (range, 0.5 to 2. At a mean follow-up of 34 months (range, 12 to 60, there were only 1 recurrence (2.77% which happened in patients with hernia defects larger than 1.5 cm in diameter. Apart from 2 wound infections, no other complications occurred. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic suture repair of umbilical hernias with the suture passer method is effective and durable. The cobblers needle proved a simple and cosmetically acceptable device with which to close the umbilical hernia defect extracorporeally.This technique can be done simultaneously during other laproscopic procedures such as laproscopic cholecystectomy,laproscopic appendicectomy where mesh placement is not feasible in view of contamination.We tried this new innovative method and proved successful on long term followup
Bobyr, I; Campanati, A; Consales, V; Giangiacomi, M; Diotallevi, F; Offidani, A
Granuloma faciale (GF) is a rare chronic inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology, characterized by leukocitoclastic vasculitis usually occurring on the face. We report a case of 60-years-old man with 3 year history of multiple actinic keratoses (AK) and persistent asymptomatic erythematous papules and plaques located over his left temporal region and the cheek: histopathology was consistent with GF. Herein we describe the successful treatment of the lesion with ingenol mebutate 0.015% gel focusing on the clinical, dermoscopic and histopathological findings of GF both before and after treatment. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Alexander C. Engels
Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a malformation leading to pulmonary hypoplasia, which can be treated in utero by fetal tracheal occlusion (TO. However, the changes of gene expression induced by TO remain largely unknown but could be used to further improve the clinically used prenatal treatment of this devastating malformation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the pulmonary transcriptome changes caused by surgical induction of diaphragmatic hernia (DH and additional TO in the fetal rabbit model. Induction of DH was associated with 378 upregulated genes compared to controls when allowing a false-discovery rate (FDR of 0.1 and a fold change (FC of 2. Those genes were again downregulated by consecutive TO. But DH+TO was associated with an upregulation of 157 genes compared to DH and controls. When being compared to control lungs, 106 genes were downregulated in the DH group and were not changed by TO. Therefore, the overall pattern of gene expression in DH+TO is more similar to the control group than to the DH group. In this study, we further provide a database of gene expression changes induced by surgical creation of DH and consecutive TO in the rabbit model. Future treatment strategies could be developed using this dataset. We also discuss the most relevant genes that are involved in CDH.
Engels, Alexander C; Brady, Paul D; Kammoun, Molka; Finalet Ferreiro, Julio; DeKoninck, Philip; Endo, Masayuki; Toelen, Jaan; Vermeesch, Joris R; Deprest, Jan
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a malformation leading to pulmonary hypoplasia, which can be treated in utero by fetal tracheal occlusion (TO). However, the changes of gene expression induced by TO remain largely unknown but could be used to further improve the clinically used prenatal treatment of this devastating malformation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the pulmonary transcriptome changes caused by surgical induction of diaphragmatic hernia (DH) and additional TO in the fetal rabbit model. Induction of DH was associated with 378 upregulated genes compared to controls when allowing a false-discovery rate (FDR) of 0.1 and a fold change (FC) of 2. Those genes were again downregulated by consecutive TO. But DH+TO was associated with an upregulation of 157 genes compared to DH and controls. When being compared to control lungs, 106 genes were downregulated in the DH group and were not changed by TO. Therefore, the overall pattern of gene expression in DH+TO is more similar to the control group than to the DH group. In this study, we further provide a database of gene expression changes induced by surgical creation of DH and consecutive TO in the rabbit model. Future treatment strategies could be developed using this dataset. We also discuss the most relevant genes that are involved in CDH. © 2016. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd.
Munegato, Daniele; Bigoni, Marco; Gridavilla, Giulia; Olmi, Stefano; Cesana, Giovanni; Zatti, Giovanni
To investigate the association between sports hernias and femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) in athletes. PubMed, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, and Google Scholar databases were electronically searched for articles relating to sports hernia, athletic pubalgia, groin pain, long-standing adductor-related groin pain, Gilmore groin, adductor pain syndrome, and FAI. The initial search identified 196 studies, of which only articles reporting on the association of sports hernia and FAI or laparoscopic treatment of sports hernia were selected for systematic review. Finally, 24 studies were reviewed to evaluate the prevalence of FAI in cases of sports hernia and examine treatment outcomes and evidence for a common underlying pathogenic mechanism. FAI has been reported in as few as 12% to as high as 94% of patients with sports hernias, athletic pubalgia or adductor-related groin pain. Cam-type impingement is proposed to lead to increased symphyseal motion with overload on the surrounding extra-articular structures and muscle, which can result in the development of sports hernia and athletic pubalgia. Laparoscopic repair of sports hernias, via either the transabdominal preperitoneal or extraperitoneal approach, has a high success rate and earlier recovery of full sports activity compared to open surgery or conservative treatment. For patients with FAI and sports hernia, the surgical management of both pathologies is more effective than sports pubalgia treatment or hip arthroscopy alone (89% vs 33% of cases). As sports hernias and FAI are typically treated by general and orthopedic surgeons, respectively, a multidisciplinary approach for diagnosis and treatment is recommended for optimal treatment of patients with these injuries. The restriction in range of motion due to FAI likely contributes to sports hernias; therefore, surgical treatment of both pathologies represents an optimal therapy.
Full Text Available This paper includes an experiment that was performed on a hundred patients by using our self-developed methods during a two year period. The treatment of discus hernia was carried out by using our self-developed methods combined with a completely new technology, as well as clinical biomechanics, chiropractics, massotherapy, thermotherapy, cryotherapy and various other specific exercises practiced in esthetic and orthopedic kinesiology - kinesitherapy.50 females and 50 males aged 35 to 55 underwent our therapy and the results we obtained display very high curative effects.
Stranne, Johan; Hugosson, Jonas; Iversen, Peter
To analyze the incidence of inguinal hernia (IH) in a large group of patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who were treated nonoperatively, and to compare it with the incidence in a subset of patients who had undergone radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). IH has been reported in 12% to 2...
Stranne, Johan; Hugosson, Jonas; Iversen, Peter
To analyze the incidence of inguinal hernia (IH) in a large group of patients with nonmetastatic prostate cancer who were treated nonoperatively, and to compare it with the incidence in a subset of patients who had undergone radical retropubic prostatectomy (RRP). IH has been reported in 12% to 21...
Szczepkowski, Marek; Gil, Grzegorz
Parastomal hernias continue to be a significant clinical problem. Use of a synthetic material results in the best results of treatment of this pathology. However, treatment results are still unsatisfactory. The aim of the study is to present 6 cases of late complications of treatment of parastomal hernia using synthetic material, with successful surgical treatment. Among 52 surgical procedures of parastomal hernia repair using a synthetic material, 6 patients underwent late reoperation, including 4 women. Six reoperations were performed due to complications of parastomal hernia repair. All cases of reoperation are presented and discussed in the study in order in which parastomal hernia repair procedures were performed. Presentation of 6 cases of patients treated for complications of the parastomal hernia repair procedure indicates that surgical technique of repair of this pathology is far from being perfect, although there has been a significant progress in this area over the past 20 years.
Caruso, Francesco; Ciccarese, Francesca; Cesana, Giovanni; Uccelli, Matteo; Castello, Giorgio; Olmi, Stefano
The aim of this retrospective study is to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of the laparoscopic technique for treatment of massive incisional hernias (MIHs) and to compare three different fixation devices. From January 1, 2001, to December 31, 2014, we collected retrospective data from patients with large incisional hernias (IHs). Laparoscopic IH repair is performed by applying a three-dimensional polyester knit structure mesh with a resorbable collagen barrier on peritoneal side (Parietex™ Composite Mesh; Covidien, New Haven, CT). Patients were divided into three groups according to the different fixation devices. The mean follow-up was 19 (12-156) months. The mean defect size was 12.83 cm (10-26 cm) and the mean body mass index was 30.8 kg/m(2) (26-39 kg/m(2)). The EMS stapler™ was used on 260 patients, the Protack(®) on 210 patients, and the AbsorbaTack™ on 30 patients. The mean operative time was 69.9 minutes (38-130 minutes). Intraoperative morbidity rate was 1.6% (8 cases). Early reoperation rate was 0.2% (1 case). The mean length of hospital stay was 2.3 days (range 2-7 days). Seromas were observed in 20 patients (4.0%) and neuralgia in 10 patients (2.0%). Recurrence was observed in 12 patients (2.4%) with the majority in the absorbable tack group (10%). There were no conversions (0%) to open technique. The laparoscopic approach seems to be safe and appropriate for treatment of MIH. The Parietex composite mesh we used guarantees excellent intraabdominal laparoscopic repair of abdominal wall defects. Absorbatack system seems to give less postoperative neuralgia, but it is related to a high recurrence rate. Protack system seems to give more postoperative neuralgia than the Endopath EMS. In our experience, the best fixation system is the latter.
Graham, D. R.; Walker, R. J.
An elderly female presented with persistent upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a mucosal lesion in the second part of the duodenum. This failed to respond to surgery, but was successfully treated with aminocaproic acid.
Zhou, X; Nve, J O; Chen, G
Lumbar hernia is a relatively rare phenomenon. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical manifestation, the diagnosis of lumbar hernia, and the outcome of the surgical procedure. Eleven cases of lumbar hernia were studied by clinical observation retrospectively from July 1998 to July 2000. All the patients were diagnosed clinically and confirmed operatively. The typical manifestation was a semi-spherical painful mass in the superior or inferior triangle. If the gut was incarcerated, bowel obstruction may subsequently develop. Ten of the eleven patients were treated successfully. The clinical symptoms and signs usually allow for easy diagnosis. Excision of the sac and high ligation, followed by repair using either surrounding tissue or prosthetic material, provided satisfactory results.
Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare the interlaminar and transforaminal block techniques with regard to the state of pain and presence or absence of complications.METHOD: This was a randomized double-blind prospective study of descriptive and comparative nature, on 40 patients of both sexes who presented lumbar sciatic pain due to central-lateral or foraminal disk hernias. The patients had failed to respond to 20 physiotherapy sessions, but did not present instability, as diagnosed in dynamic radiographic examinations. The type of block to be used was determined by means of a draw: transforaminal (group 1; 20 patients or interlaminar (group 2; 20 patients.RESULTS: Forty patients were evaluated (17 males, with a mean age of 49 years. There was a significant improvement in the state of pain in all patients who underwent radicular block using both techniques, although the transforaminal technique presented better results than the interlaminar technique.CONCLUSION: Both techniques were effective for pain relief and presented low complication rates, but the transforaminal technique was more effective than the interlaminar technique.
Kılıç, Murat Özgür; Değirmencioğlu, Gürkan; Dener, Cenap
Spigelian hernia is a rare type of ventral hernias with nonspecific symptoms and signs. Therefore, its diagnosis is often difficult and requires more clinical attention. Although intermittent abdominal swelling and pain are the main symptoms, Spigelian hernias can be sometimes asymptomatic and are discovered incidentally at the operation. In some cases, these hernias can be associated with other abdominal wall hernias, therefore a detailed physical examination of the patients is necessary to avoid mistakes in diagnosis. Herein, we report an interesting and educational case of Spigelian hernia with accompanying ipsilateral both direct and indirect inguinal hernias in a male patient treated by open surgical repair with use of polypropylene mesh.
Brinkers, Michael; Gerth, Nico; Pfau, Giselher; Hachenberg, Thomas
The current scientific opinion on the success of a therapy is that patients having undergone a successful therapy are satisfied. However, in reality, it is possible that patients with poor living conditions are satisfied (well-being paradox) whereas patients treated successfully are not (dissonance). The higher the psychological distress, the more rare is the assumption that successful therapy is an equivalent of satisfaction. Satisfaction depends more on fulfillment of patient expectations and involvement of the physicians. © Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York.
A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. ... into the esophagus. When you have a hiatal hernia, it's easier for the acid to come up. ...
Mathonnet, M; Mehinto, D
Anterolateral hernias of the abdomen group together umbilical, epigastric, and spigelian hernias and diastasis of the abdominal rectus. In spigelian hernias, 90% are located in the subumbilical region at the Monro line. They are asymptomatic in 90% of cases. The risk of strangulation is 10%-25% and requires surgical treatment. A herniorrhaphy is sufficient if the ring is less than 2 cm in diameter. Beyond 2 cm, open or celioscopic mesh repair is necessary. The risk of recurrence is less than 2%. Umbilical hernias result from progressive enlargement of the umbilical ring. The risk of strangulation is higher than 10%. The morbidity and mortality rate reaches 15% in large strangulated hernias. All umbilical hernias should therefore be treated surgically. If their diameter is under 2 cm, a simple herniorrhaphy can be done; otherwise mesh repair is required. In the cirrhosis patient, hernia treatment is part of the ascites treatment. The indication for surgery depends on liver function. Epigastric hernias are most often symptomatic: 80% have a ring smaller than 25 mm and 20% are multifocal. The risk of strangulation is low. If the ring is less than 20 mm, these hernias can be treated by herniorrhaphy. Recurrence is frequent - more than 10% - and always difficult to treat. Diastasis of the recti does not lead to complication, and treatment is not necessary. Cosmetic surgery can be used to manage diastasis.
Tarchouli, Mohamed; Ratbi, Moulay-Brahim; Bouzroud, Mohamed; Aitidir, Badr; Ait-Ali, Abdelmounaim; Bounaim, Ahmed; Sair, Khalid
Giant inguinoscrotal hernias are extremely rare nowadays, but they may still be encountered after years or even decades of neglect. Such hernias containing both bowel loops and urinary bladder have not been reported in the medical literature to date, to the best of our knowledge. We report a case of a 65-year-old Moroccan man who presented with giant right-sided and long-standing inguinoscrotal hernia with compromised quality of life due to walking difficulties and sexual discomfort. Computed tomography revealed a voluminous hernia sac containing small and large bowel loops, greater omentum, and urinary bladder. Surgical repair was done through the classical inguinal incision using the Lichtenstein tension-free hernioplasty technique. No debulking or abdominal enlargement procedure had to be performed, apart from a partial omentectomy. Giant inguinoscrotal hernia containing intestinal segments and urinary bladder is a challenging surgical disease. A Lichtenstein tension-free technique seems to be the best surgical procedure for both the patient and the operating surgeon. It should be used whenever possible in such cases.
Teiblum, Sandra Sofie; Hjørne, Flemming Pii; Bisgaard, Thue
Lumbar hernia is a rare condition. Lumbar hernia should be considered a rare differential diagnosis to unexplained back pain. Symptoms are scarce and diffuse and can vary with the size and content of the hernia. As there is a 25% risk of incarceration, operation is indicated even in asymptomatic hernias. We report a case of lumbar hernia in a woman with a slow growing mass in the lumbar region. She presented with pain and a computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis. She underwent open surgery and fully recovered with recurrence within the first half year.
Graham, D. R.; Walker, R. J.
An elderly female presented with persistent upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a mucosal lesion in the second part of the duodenum. This failed to respond to surgery, but was successfully treated with aminocaproic acid. ImagesFig. 1Fig. 2 PMID:6983686
More and more often the general dentist is finding the presence of endodontically treated teeth during his treatment planning procedure. He has to ask himself if the endo-treated tooth functions and will continue to function function successfully, when deciding which final endo-restorative procedure to apply. For this reason the dentist or the endodontist with whom he works should clinically evaluate these teeth, establish a diagnostic criteria of their success or failure and a treatment plan according to the prognosis. The purpose of this article is to offer an organized clinical view of the steps to follow when evaluating an endodontically treated tooth and how to establish a final endo-restorative plan.
A patient with a spontaneously acquired hernia along the inferior lumbar triangle commonly referred to as lumbar triangle of Petit is presented. This was confirmed on CT scan and successfully treated surgically. A review of the literature relevant to this condition is presented. It is likely that with advances in imaging ...
A body wall hernia entrapping abomasum and concurrent duodenal fistula in a buffalo calf aged about 8 months, secondary to a dog bite was successfully treated by closure of fistulous orifice and ventro lateral herniorrhaphy. Keywords: Abomaso-epiplocele, Buffalo calf, Duodenal fistula, Herniorrhaphy.
Full Text Available Eosinophilic pustular folliculitis or Ofuji's disease is a non-infectious eosinophilic infiltration of hair follicles, which usually presents with itchy papules and pustules in a circinate configuration. We report this case of an immunocompetent patient with erythematous papules and plaques without macropustules diagnosed as eosinophilic pustular folliculitis—a rarely reported entity outside Japan. He was successfully treated with oral dapsone.
Susmallian, Sergio; Raziel, Asnat
BACKGROUND A Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a rare congenital condition consisting of a posterolateral defect in the diaphragm. A para-esophageal hernia (PEH) is a rare variant of hiatus hernia. BH and PEH may present with gastric volvulus or incarceration, requiring emergency treatment. Minimally invasive surgery is the preferred treatment, particularly for elderly patients and patients with comorbidities. The occurrence of BH with concomitant PEH is a very rare event. We describe a case of an octogenarian patient with BH and concomitant PEH treated laparoscopically. CASE REPORT An 81-year-old male patient, without significant comorbidities, presented with a two-month history of severe chest pain and vomiting after eating. Cardiological investigations ruled out cardiac ischemia, infarction, or other cardiovascular abnormalities. Chest and abdominal computed tomography (CT) imaging demonstrated a large diaphragmatic hernia, with the entire stomach in the left thorax. Laboratory results showed mild anemia and a low iron level. The patient underwent simultaneous laparoscopic repair of a BH and a PEH with mesh reinforcement without antireflux fundoplication. The patient's postoperative recovery was uneventful. CONCLUSIONS We have presented a rare case of BH with concomitant PEH in an octogenarian that was successfully treated with laparoscopic surgery. Although these two forms of hernia are a very rare association, this case report illustrates that the surgical approach should be individualized in each patient's case to ensure a successful surgical outcome. In this case, the decision was made to suture the diaphragmatic crura and reinforce the diaphragm repair with mesh, rather than by fundoplication.
Gagner, Michel; Milone, Luca; Gumbs, Andrew; Turner, Patricia
Lumbar hernias, rarely seen in clinical practice, can be acquired after open or laparoscopic flank surgery. We describe a successful laparoscopic preperitoneal mesh repair of multiple trocar-site hernias after extraperitoneal nephrectomy. All the key steps including creating a peritoneal flap, reducing the hernia contents, and fixation of the mesh are described. A review of the literature on this infrequent operation is presented. Laparoscopic repair of lumbar hernias has all the advantages of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair.
Conclusion: An incarcerated Bochdalek hernias associated with increased intra-abdominal pressure is an uncommon clinical finding in an adult, and laparoscopic repair of an incarcerated Bochdalek hernia is safe, feasible, and an excellent option as it is minimally invasive.
Bochdalek hernia is the most common type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. It appears frequently in infants but rarely in adults. We present the case of a 50-year-old female han patient with tremendous left-sided congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia (Bochdalek hernia) who also has a pair of supernumerary breasts and pulmonary hypoplasia of the lower-left lobe. The patient had an experience of misdiagnosis and she was treated for bronchitis for one year until being admitted to our hospital. This case study emphasizes the rare presentation of Bochdalek hernia in adults and the necessity of high clinical attention to similar cases. PMID:24512974
Ekici, Arzu; Ozdemir, Ozlem; Yimenicioglu, Sevgi; Oren, Ayse; Sen, Ismail
Hot water epilepsy (HWE) is a rare form of reflex epilepsy precipitated by a bath or shower in hot water. Although the condition is benign and a decreased bath temperature will help, antiepileptic drugs may be needed in some cases. Prophylactic clobazam is currently the first choice treatment option. Here we report the case of a 10-year-old boy with HWE successfully treated with daily doses of clobazam. Daily clobazam was preferred over prophylactic clobazam because of the patient's frequent bathing and parental concern. Daily clobazam is a novel treatment option for HWE and seems to be a good choice where antiepileptic drugs are necessary.
Full Text Available Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH is a rare disease and generally affects children under 15 years of age. Adult onset form and cutaneous features at presentation are uncommon. There are some options for treatment of the skin lesions of LCH such as topical and intralesional corticosteroid, nitrogen mustard, etc., which are not completely curative. Herein, we report a case of perianal LCH in a 20-year-old man with one-year history of recalcitrant well-demarcated, erythematous, and ulcerated plaque surrounding the anal orifice, with pain and difficulty in defecation that was successfully treated with thalidomide.
Full Text Available Darier disease (DD is a rare dominantly inherited genodermatosis characterized by loss of intercellular adhesion (acantholysis and abnormal keratinization. DD is often difficult to manage. Numerous treatments have reportedly been used for the treatment of DD, with limited success. Systemic retinoids are considered the drug of choice for treating DD. However, their use is limited by potential deleterious side effects. Considering the recently reported efficacy of doxycycline for Hailey-Hailey disease, an inherited acantholytic skin disorder pathogenetically similar to DD, we report the case of a patient with extensive DD who showed a dramatic response to oral doxycycline monotherapy.
Graziano Antonio Minafra
Full Text Available Despite significant improvements in surgical and medical therapy, prosthetic valve endocarditis (PVE is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge and is often associated with a severe prognosis. We report a case of a 59-year-old woman, with PVE and bacterial endocarditis (Streptococcus bovis successfully treated with linezolid. Linezolid is a bacteriostatic oxazolidinone antibiotic that has been proven to be effective for the treatment of patients with pneumonia, skin and soft tissue infections, and infections due to Gram-positive cocci. Linezolid is not yet recognised as a standard therapy for infective endocarditis, but its use becomes a necessity when infection is due to multidrug-resistant microorganisms.
Carbonell, A M
The retromuscular or sublay repair of ventral hernias, popularized by Rives and Stoppa, requires that a layer of tissue be reapproximated dorsal to the mesh to separate the bowel from the prosthetic. This is the first report of two patients who developed bowel obstruction resulting from interparietal incarceration between the posterior rectus sheath and the prosthetic graft through a defect in this dorsal layer. Both patients underwent open retromuscular hernia repair, one with lightweight polypropylene mesh, the other with human acellular dermal matrix. Postoperatively (day 3 and day 42, respectively), the patients developed signs of bowel obstruction. Computed tomography demonstrated the herniation of the small bowel into the potential space between the prosthesis and the posterior rectus sheath. The first patient underwent successful laparoscopic repair, while the second patient had an open operation to reduce the incarcerated bowel and repair the defect. In the patient convalescing from an uneventful retromuscular hernia repair who develops signs and symptoms of a bowel obstruction, there should be a high index of suspicion that an interparietal hernia may have formed, with the small bowel herniated into the surgically created space between the prosthetic and the posterior rectus sheath.
Full Text Available Context: Recurrence after successful treatment of amblyopia is known and understanding the risk factors could help effective management. Aim: To measure incidence of recurrence in successfully treated cases of anisometropic amblyopia and evaluate factors predicting it. Settings and Design: Cohort Study at a tertiary level institution. Materials and Methods: Successfully treated anisometropic amblyopes aged 4−12 years were followed up for 1 year after stopping therapy. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA, refractive error, stereoacuity and contrast sensitivity were evaluated at baseline and follow-up. Statistical Analysis: Intergroup analysis with appropriate tests: Chi-square test, Fisher′s exact test, Wilcoxon rank sum test and paired t-test. Results: One hundred and two patients with mean age at diagnosis 7.06 μ 1.81 years were followed-up for a mean duration of 1.0 μ 0.2 years. The mean pre-treatment BCVA (LogMAR score at diagnosis was 0.73 μ 0.36 units which improved to 0.20 μ 0.00 with treatment and after 1 year of stopping treatment was 0.22 μ 0.07. Thirteen (12.74% patients showed amblyopia recurrence during follow-up. Risk of recurrence was higher with older age of onset of treatment (6.64 μ 1.77 years without recurrence v/s 8.53 μ 1.39 years with recurrence, P = 0.0014. Greater extent of improvement of VA (P = 0.048 and final VA at stopping occlusion (P = 0.03 were associated with higher recurrence. Binocularity status or stereoacuity changes were not associated with risk of recurrence. Conclusions: Significant numbers of children suffer recurrence of amblyopia after stopping therapy. Older age, better BCVA after stopping therapy and greater magnitude of improvement in BCVA are important risk factors for recurrence. Careful follow-up is essential for early detection and management of recurrence.
Saxena, Rohit; Puranik, Shraddha; Singh, Digvijay; Menon, Vimla; Sharma, Pradeep; Phuljhele, Swati
Recurrence after successful treatment of amblyopia is known and understanding the risk factors could help effective management. To measure incidence of recurrence in successfully treated cases of anisometropic amblyopia and evaluate factors predicting it. Cohort Study at a tertiary level institution. Successfully treated anisometropic amblyopes aged 4-12 years were followed up for 1 year after stopping therapy. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), refractive error, stereoacuity and contrast sensitivity were evaluated at baseline and follow-up. Intergroup analysis with appropriate tests: Chi-square test, Fisher's exact test, Wilcoxon rank sum test and paired t-test. One hundred and two patients with mean age at diagnosis 7.06 μ 1.81 years were followed-up for a mean duration of 1.0 μ 0.2 years. The mean pre-treatment BCVA (LogMAR score) at diagnosis was 0.73 μ 0.36 units which improved to 0.20 μ 0.00 with treatment and after 1 year of stopping treatment was 0.22 μ 0.07. Thirteen (12.74%) patients showed amblyopia recurrence during follow-up. Risk of recurrence was higher with older age of onset of treatment (6.64 μ 1.77 years without recurrence v/s 8.53 μ 1.39 years with recurrence, P = 0.0014). Greater extent of improvement of VA (P = 0.048) and final VA at stopping occlusion (P = 0.03) were associated with higher recurrence. Binocularity status or stereoacuity changes were not associated with risk of recurrence. Significant numbers of children suffer recurrence of amblyopia after stopping therapy. Older age, better BCVA after stopping therapy and greater magnitude of improvement in BCVA are important risk factors for recurrence. Careful follow-up is essential for early detection and management of recurrence.
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Vinay, Keshavamurthy; Narang, Tarun; Saikia, Uma N; Kumaran, Muthu Sendhil; Dogra, Sunil
Mycobacterium W (Mw) vaccine has been found to be effective in the treatment of leprosy and warts. Despite increasing use of Mw immunotherapy, data on its safety is limited. We report a series of eight patients who developed persisting injection site granulomatous reaction following Mw immunotherapy and were successfully treated with minocycline. Eight patients with persistent nodular swelling at the site of Mw injections were identified. Seven of them had received Mw immunotherapy for cutaneous warts and one for verrucous epidermal nevus. The lesions were firm, erythematous, succulent, non-tender nodules confined to the sites of Mw vaccine injections. In 6 of these patients nodules also involved the previously injected areas. Skin biopsy from all patients showed eosinophil rich inflammation admixed with histiocytes and lymphocytes. In addition granulomas were seen in all with septal and nodular panniculitis in four patients. Broken and granular acid-fast bacilli were identified in two cases. All patients were treated with oral minocycline 100 mg/day for a mean of 9 weeks and showed good clinical response. Granulomatous reaction is a rare but significant adverse effect of Mw immunotherapy at cosmetically and functionally imperative sites. Oral minocycline appears to be effective therapy in this situation. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Eid, George M; Wikiel, Krzysztof J; Entabi, Fateh; Saleem, Mark
With the rise in prevalence of obesity, most general surgeons will have to face the problem of the obese patient with an abdominal wall defect. Treatment of these bariatric patients raises unique challenges, and at this time there is still no consensus on the best treatment option. This study was performed in a high-volume bariatric and minimally invasive surgery center at a tertiary care facility in the USA. Twenty-eight morbidly obese patients treated at our facility between 2003 and 2008 were separated into four groups according to anatomic features and symptoms. Patients with the following characteristics were classified as having a favorable anatomy: body mass index not exceeding 50 kg/m(2), gynecoid body habitus, reducible hernias found in a central location, abdominal wall thickness less than 4 cm, and the defect's largest diameter not exceeding 8 cm. All other patients were classified as having an unfavorable anatomy. In this study, we report a systematic treatment approach for the morbidly obese patient presenting with a ventral hernia based on whether the hernia is symptomatic or asymptomatic, as well as the distinct characteristics of the hernia and body habitus features. We followed up on these patients postoperatively for at least 2 years, with a mean follow-up period of 30 months. Only a total of three hernia recurrences were observed. Successful treatment of ventral hernias in morbidly obese patients should be individualized based on the patient's symptoms and defined hernia characteristics.
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Mazer-Amirshahi, Maryann; Boutsikaris, Amy; Clancy, Cathleen
Copperhead envenomation causes local soft tissue effects; however, associated compartment syndrome is rare. We report a case of a 17-month-old with significantly elevated compartment pressures successfully treated with antivenin and supportive care. A 17-month-old girl sustained a copperhead bite to the foot and presented with circumferential edema, erythema, and ecchymosis of the foot and distal ankle. The patient had palpable pulses and was neurologically intact. Four vials of Crotalidae polyvalent immune Fab was initiated and additional doses were administered in an attempt to achieve local control. Within 10 h of presentation, the patient's edema extended to the groin, although sensation was maintained and pulses were documented by Doppler. Lower-extremity compartment pressures were measured and were most notable for an anterior pressure of 85 mm Hg, despite having received 12 vials of antivenin. Fasciotomy was deferred and the patient received two additional six-vial doses of antivenin to achieve local control. Compartment pressures improved with a 2.2-cm mean decrease in limb diameter within 48 h. Maintenance dosing was initiated and the patient ultimately received a total of 26 vials of antivenin. The patient did not develop significant coagulopathy or thrombocytopenia. Swelling continued to improve with return of limb function. In this case, early and aggressive treatment with antivenin may have avoided invasive fasciotomy, and its use should be considered in patients with copperhead envenomation and significantly elevated compartment pressures. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Kawakami, Yukari; Gokita, Mari; Fukunaga, Atsushi; Nishigori, Chikako
Adrenergic urticaria (AU) is a rare type of stress-induced physical urticaria characterized by widespread pruritic urticarial papules. Diagnosis can be made by i.d. injection of adrenaline or noradrenaline, which produces the characteristic rash. Although the lesions of AU typically respond to beta-blockers such as propranolol, the therapeutic options for AU are limited. Here, we report a case of AU that was resistant to beta-blockers and successfully treated with clotiazepam. The clinical picture of AU resembles that of cholinergic urticaria (CU), however, positive noradrenaline test and negative acetylcholine skin test were useful for the differential diagnosis of AU and CU. Although his symptoms were resistant to several therapeutic methods including olopatadine (H1 antagonist), lafutidine (H2 antagonist) and propranolol, the severity and frequency of his attacks and his subjective symptoms were reduced by oral clotiazepam, an anxiolytic benzodiazepine. Dermatologists should be aware that anxiolytic benzodiazepines may be a therapeutic option in AU. © 2015 Japanese Dermatological Association.
Barbara V. Parilla
Full Text Available Background. Fetal tachycardia may result from the transplacental passage of thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins in a patient with hypothyroidism secondary to ablation of Graves’ disease. Case. A 32-year-old woman, gravida 4, para 2, and abortus 1, with hypothyroidism and a history of Graves’ disease, presented at 23 6/7 weeks of gestation with a persistent fetal tachycardia. The treatment of the fetal tachycardia with maternally administered digoxin and Sotalol was unsuccessful. Maternal thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins were elevated, and treatment with maternally administered propylthiouracil (PTU resulted in a normal sinus rhythm for the remainder of the pregnancy. An induction of labor was performed at 37 weeks. Four to five days after delivery, the neonate exhibited clinical signs of hyperthyroidism necessitating treatment. Conclusion. Fetal tachycardia resulting from the transplacental passage of thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins can be successfully treated with maternally administered PTU. The neonate needs to be followed up closely as clinical signs of hyperthyroidism may occur as thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins continue to circulate in the neonate, while the serum levels of PTU decline.
Técnica de mínimo acceso no videolaparoscópica para hernias umbilicales con defectos múltiples de la línea media Non-videolaparoscopic minimal access technique to treat umbilical hernia with multiple midline defects
Jorge F Abraham Arap
Full Text Available Introducción: un estudio preliminar realizado por el autor sobre hernia umbilical recidivante demostró que los defectos múltiples de la línea media la predisponen, si no se tratan al unísono. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo demostrar que al aplicar una técnica de mínimo acceso no videolaparoscópica se logra una cura integral para la hernia umbilical y los defectos múltiples de la línea media. Métodos: para su realización, en la etapa del 2006 al 2011, se seleccionaron todos los pacientes herniados (72 en total que acudieron a la consulta especializada del Hospital Universitario General “Calixto García”, con hernia umbilical y que además presentaron defectos de la línea media, como diastasia o hernia epigástrica. Se realizó un estudio de intervención para demostrar la utilidad de la técnica quirúrgica, inscrita por el autor en el Centro Nacional de Derecho de Autor, (CENDA, registro: 856-2007. Se colocó una prótesis de polipropileno preperitoneal por incisión transumbilical que protege toda la zona afectada. Se evaluaron complicaciones y grado de satisfacción del paciente. Resultados: predominaron los hombres y los pacientes con hernia umbilical y diastasia, seguidos de los casos con hernia umbilical y epigástrica y por último, los tres defectos. La media del tiempo quirúrgico fue de 45 minutos. La complicación posoperatoria predominante fue el seroma, no hubo infección, rechazo ni muerte. El grado de satisfacción fue excelente en la mayoría de los casos y solo hubo una recidiva. Conclusiones: el método es factible y útil.Introduction: apreliminary study conducted by the author of this paper on relapsing umbilical hernia showed that the multiple midline defects may predispose a patient to it, if not treated at the same time. The present paper was aimed at demonstrating that the application of a non-videolaparoscopic technique manages to comprehensively cure the umbilical hernia and the multiple midline
Sanjay Sharma; Gagan Bali; Satish Parihar; Neeraj Koul
Lumbar hernia is a rare hernia. It constitutes less than one percent of all abdominal hernias. It can becongenital or acquired. Acquired can occur either spontaneously or after surgery or trauma. Only 300cases of lumbar hernia are reported till date. We report a case of congenital lumbar hernia in one month oldmale baby
Glasgow, Sean C.; Dharmarajan, Sekhar
Despite medical and surgical advances leading to increased ability to restore or preserve gastrointestinal continuity, creation of stomas remains a common surgical procedure. Every ostomy results in a risk for subsequent parastomal herniation, which in turn may reduce quality of life and increase health care expenditures. Recent evidence-supported practices such as utilization of prophylactic reinforcement, attention to stoma placement, and laparoscopic-based stoma repairs with mesh provide opportunities to both prevent and successfully treat parastomal hernias. PMID:27582655
Choi, So Young; Han, Hyun Young; Park, Suk Jin; Choe, Hyoung Shim; Kim, Eun Tak [Eulji University Hospital, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)
A ureteral hernia that occurs through the sciatic foramen is very rare. We present a case of a ureteral sciatic hernia with hydronephrosis. Intravenous urography (IVU) showed the presence of a curved, laterally displaced ureter, and computed tomography (CT) clearly depicted the herniated ureter through the sciatic foramen. The patient was treated transiently with a double J catheter.
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Berselli, Mattia; Livraghi, Lorenzo; Latham, Lorenzo; Farassino, Luca; Rota Bacchetta, Gian Luca; Pasqua, Noemi; Ceriani, Ileana; Segato, Sergio; Cocozza, Eugenio
Hiatal hernia is a common disorder and a controversial topic. In symptomatic voluminous hernias laparoscopic surgery and use of mesh can be considered. An initial experience in voluminous hiatal hernia laparoscopic repair using absorbable glycolic acid/trimethylene carbonate synthetic mesh is reported. Retrospective study from an institutional database was performed to analyze laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair using absorbable synthetic mesh from January 2010 to December 2013. All preoperative symptoms and exams were collected and a standardized procedure was performed. Clinical and radiological follow-up was performed. Eight patients underwent laparoscopic repair of hiatal hernia performed by two highly skilled laparoscopic surgeons. One Toupet and seven Nissen fundoplications were tailored. No conversions into laparotomy, neither intraoperative complications nor mortality occurred. After a median follow-up of 23.5 months (range 14 - 44) no mesh complications occurred and all patients are asymptomatic. Two radiological recurrences (25%) were detected. Voluminous symptomatic hiatal hernias can be successfully treated in a high-volume and long-term experienced laparoscopic surgical center by the use of an absorbable synthetic mesh. Further studies and a longer-term follow-up are necessary to confirm this preliminary report.
The presence of the appendix within a femoral hernia is rare. It was first described by the French surgeon Jacques Croissant de Garengeot in 1731. This phenomenon accounts for 0.8-1% of all femoral hernias. Acute appendicitis occurring within a femoral hernia is even rarer and is difficult to diagnose pre-operatively. This type of hernia is termed a de Garengeot hernia. The ultrasonographic and CT imaging features of de Garengeot hernias have been described previously. We report a case of a 57-year-old female who presented with a painful right-sided groin mass. She underwent MRI of the inguinal region, which successfully diagnosed this rare hernia pre-operatively. To our knowledge, this is the first description of a de Garengeot hernia diagnosed using MRI.
Yavuz, N; Ersoy, Y E; Demirkesen, O; Tortum, O B; Erguney, S
Incisional lumbar hernia is an uncommon hernia type. Open surgical procedures have significant postoperative morbidity and patient dissatisfaction, therefore, for the repair of seven incisional lumbar hernias, we attempted using an intraperitoneal laparoscopic technique that was described to have good short-term results and decreased morbidity. We applied a laparoscopic technique using polypropylene meshes in five patients and composite meshes in two patients to cover the defect, then placed prolene sutures and hernia staples to secure the mesh intraperitoneally. The technique was successful in all patients, and they tolerated the procedure well. All did well after surgery, ambulating and eating a regular diet on postoperative day 1. No postoperative complications developed. At a mean follow-up of 34.1 months (range 17-43 months) none of them had pain, mass, or evidence of recurrence, and furthermore, cosmesis was excellent. We believe that the laparoscopic approach is feasible, safe, and the least invasive choice for repairing difficult hernias such as incisional lumbar hernias.
Moeyersoons, Anneleen; Verschueren, Patrick; Tousseyn, Thomas; De Langhe, Ellen
Granulomatous disease and pachymeningitis rarely occur in rheumatoid arthritis patients and confer a challenging differential diagnosis. Our patient, treated with a tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor, presented with meningitis and diffuse granulomatous adenopathies. Opportunistic infections and malignancy were excluded after confirmation of negative broath serologic, molecular analysis, and negative cytology. Because of the time frame and the clinical presentation, this case was considered as a rare systemic manifestation of RA. He was treated with rituximab with beneficial clinical evolution. This case offers an excellent opportunity to focus on the diagnostic and therapeutic approach in pachymeningitis and granulomatous disease in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Cavallaro, G; Sadighi, A; Miceli, M; Burza, A; Carbone, G; Cavallaro, A
Lumbar hernias arise through posterolateral abdominal wall defects, named inferior triangle (Petit) and superior triangle (Grynfelt). Most of the lumbar hernias are secondary to trauma or previous surgery, while primary lumbar hernias are rare. There are two possible surgical approaches: the anterior approach with lumbar incision and the laparoscopic (transabdominal or totally extraperitoneal) approach. We present a series of nine surgical procedures for primary lumbar hernia in 7 adult patients (2 affected by bilateral hernias). Seven were Grynfelt hernias, and two were Petit hernias. All surgical repairs were performed using synthetic mesh placed in the extraperitoneal space, below the muscular layers, using a tension-free technique. There was no surgical complication, except for 1 case with a subcutaneous haematoma. The mean hospital stay was 2.3 days. All patients returned to normal daily activities within 15 days after surgery. After a median follow-up period of 25 months, there was no case of recurrence or postsurgical sequelae, such as pain or muscular weakness. Primary lumbar hernias are rare congenital defects of the abdominal wall. Repair of these rare hernias can be successfully performed via the anterior approach with the use of synthetic mesh - this method of repair is easy, safe, and effective. Copyright 2007 S. Karger AG, Basel.
de Klerk, Timothy A; Sharma, Vibha; Arkwright, Peter D; Biswas, Susmito
A 12-year-old boy with severe mixed limbal and palpebral vernal keratoconjunctivitis experienced persistent ocular symptoms despite treatment with topical corticosteroids or cyclosporine. Signs and symptoms resolved completely with monthly subcutaneous omalizumab, an immunomodulating biologic agent. To our knowledge, this is the first report of its use as a monotherapy agent to treat vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Copyright © 2013 American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Skrobot, J; Zair, L; Ostrowski, M; El Fray, M
Complications associated with implantation of polymeric hernia meshes remain a difficult surgical challenge. We report here on our work, developing for the first time, an injectable viscous material that can be converted to a solid and elastic implant in vivo, thus successfully closing herniated tissue. In this study, long-chain fatty acids were used for the preparation of telechelic macromonomers end-capped with methacrylic functionalities to provide UV curable systems possessing high biocompatibility, good mechanical strength and flexibility. Two different systems, comprising urethane and ester bonds, were synthesized from non-toxic raw materials and then subjected to UV curing after injection of viscous material into the cavity at the abdominal wall during hernioplasty in a rabbit hernia model. No additional fixation or sutures were required. The control group of animals was treated with commercially available polypropylene hernia mesh. The observation period lasted for 28 days. We show here that artificially fabricated defect was healed and no reherniation was observed in the case of the fatty acid derived materials. Importantly, the number of inflammatory cells found in the surrounding tissue was comparable to these found around the standard polypropylene mesh. No inflammatory cells were detected in connective tissues and no sign of necrosis has been observed. Collectively, our results demonstrated that new injectable and photocurable systems can be used for minimally invasive surgical protocols in repair of small hernia defects. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Canda, Abdullah Erdem; Asil, Erem; Keske, Murat; Bedir, Fevzi; Atmaca, Ali Fuat
A 50 year-old patient was referred to our department with severe obstructive lower urinary tract symptoms, suprapubic pain and rectal fullness that started after a perianal fistula operation performed one year ago. Radiologic evaluation showed a large pararectal cystic lesion with septa formation on the right side compressing the bladder and prostate. Aspiration of the cystic fluid attempted initially but was not successful. A robotic transperitoneal approach was applied and the cyst was excised completely. On 1-year follow-up, patient did not have any symptoms and cyst was completely disappeared on radiology.
textabstractInguinal hernias are among the oldest surgical challenges, having been recognized by the Egyptians in 1500 BC and Hippocrates in 400 BC. Celsus in 40 AD described Roman surgical practice, including manual hernia reduction for strangulated hernia, truss for reducible hernia and surgery
Franz, T; Schwalenberg, T; Dietrich, A; Müller, J; Stolzenburg, J-U
Hernias are a common occurrence with correspondingly huge clinical and economic impacts on the healthcare system. The most common forms of hernia which need to be diagnosed and treated in routine urological work are inguinal and umbilical hernias. With the objective of reconstructing and stabilizing the inguinal canal there are the possibilities of open and minimally invasive surgery and both methods can be performed with suture or mesh repair. Indications for surgery of umbilical hernias are infrequent although this is possible with little effort under local anesthesia. This article presents an overview of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical symptoms, diagnostics and therapy of inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernias.
Abdulhai, Sophia A; Glenn, Ian C; Ponsky, Todd A
Indirect inguinal hernias are the most commonly incarcerated hernias in children, with a higher incidence in low birth weight and premature infants. Contralateral groin exploration to evaluate for a patent processus vaginalis or subclinical hernia is controversial, given that most never progress to clinical hernias. Most indirect inguinal hernias can be reduced nonoperatively. It is recommended to repair them in a timely fashion, even in premature infants. Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated inguinal hernia repair is considered a safe and effective alternative to conventional open herniorrhaphy. Other incarcerated pediatric hernias are extremely rare and may be managed effectively with laparoscopy. Copyright Â© 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Tamai, Hanako; Kinugasa, Masato
Some reports suggest that pregnancy leads to exacerbation of cyclic vomiting syndrome. We report a case of pregnancy complicated by cyclic vomiting syndrome that was successfully resolved with amitriptyline, with the subsequent birth of a healthy term neonate. A 27-year-old pregnant woman with cyclic vomiting syndrome was referred to our hospital at 12 weeks of gestation. After excluding other diagnoses, we administered amitriptyline, which had been discontinued temporarily at the time of pregnancy diagnosis. Once a therapeutic dose was achieved, her vomiting attacks ceased and the remainder of her prenatal course was uneventful. At 40 weeks of gestation, she delivered a female neonate. Prevention of vomiting attacks using appropriate agents is essential for the management of pregnancies complicated by cyclic vomiting syndrome.
Öberg, Stina; Andresen, Kristoffer; Rosenberg, Jacob
BACKGROUND: The etiology of inguinal hernias remains uncertain even though the lifetime risk of developing an inguinal hernia is 27% for men and 3% for women. The aim was to summarize the evidence on hernia etiology, with focus on differences between lateral and medial hernias. RESULTS: Lateral...... with patients with lateral hernias. However, connective tissue alteration may play a role in development of both subtypes. Inguinal hernias have a hereditary component with a complex inheritance pattern, and inguinal hernia susceptible genes have been identified that also are involved in connective tissue...... homeostasis. CONCLUSION: The etiology of lateral and medial hernias are at least partly different, but the final explanations are still lacking on certain areas. Further investigations of inguinal hernia genes may explain the altered connective tissue observed in patients with inguinal hernias. The precise...
Occult hernias and bilateral endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair: is there a need for prophylactic repair? : Results of endoscopic extraperitoneal repair over a period of 10 years.
Saggar, V R; Sarangi, R
An advantage of the endoscopic total extraperitoneal approach over the conventional hernia repair is detection of an unsuspected, asymptomatic hernia on the contralateral side. A high incidence of occult contralateral hernias has been reported in the literature. However, few studies have examined the incidence of development of a hernia on the healthy side evaluated previously during an endoscopic unilateral hernia repair. This study aims to evaluate the incidence of development of a contralateral hernia after a previous bilateral exploration. The need for a prophylactic contralateral repair is also addressed. We retrospectively reviewed the results of 822 endoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repairs done in 634 patients over a period of 10 years from May 1993 to 2003. Incidence of hernia undetected clinically and during previous contralateral repair was assessed over a follow up period ranging from 10 to 82 months. About 7.97% of bilateral hernias were clinically occult hernias. Only 1.12% of unilateral hernia repairs (who had undergone a contralateral evaluation at surgery) subsequently developed a hernia on the other side. The endoscopic approach to inguinal hernia repair is an excellent tool to detect and treat occult contralateral hernias. The incidence of hernia occurring at the contralateral side after a previous bilateral exploration is low, hence a prophylactic repair on the contralateral side is not recommended on a routine basis.
Full Text Available Amyand’s hernia is defined as protrusion of the vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac. It is a rare entity with variable clinical presentation from normal vermiform appendix to abscess formation due to perforation of acute appendicitis. Although surgical treatment includes appendectomy and hernia repair, appendectomy in the absence of an inflamed appendix and use of a mesh in cases of appendectomy remain to be controversial. The aim of this study was to review the experience of mesh inguinal hernia repair plus appendectomy performed for Amyand’s hernia with noninflamed appendices. There were five male patients with a mean age of 42.4 ± 16.1 years in this retrospective study in which Amyand’s hernia was treated with mesh inguinal hernia repair plus appendectomy for noninflamed appendices. Patients with acute appendicitis and perforated vermiform appendix were excluded. There were four right sided and one bilateral inguinal hernia. Postoperative courses were uneventful. During the follow-up period (14.0 ± 7.7 months, there was no inguinal hernia recurrence. Mesh inguinal hernia repair with appendectomy can be performed for Amyand’s hernia in the absence of acute appendicitis. However, presence of fibrous connections between the vermiform appendix and the surrounding hernia sac may be regarded as a parameter to perform appendectomy.
Bai, Ming; Dai, Meng-Hua; Huang, Jiu-Zuo; Qi, Zheng; Lin, Chen; Ding, Wen-Yun; Zhao, Ru
To investigate the feasibility and clinical benefits of umbilical hernia repair in conjunction with abdominoplasty. The incision was designed in accord with abdominoplasty. The skin and subcutaneous tissue was dissected toward the costal arch, and then the anterior sheath of rectus abdominus was exposed. After exposure and dissection of the sac of umbilical hernia, tension-free hernioplasty was performed with polypropylene mesh. After dissecting the redundant skin and subcutaneous tissue, the abdominal wall was tightened. Between May 2008 and May 2011, ten patients were treated in the way mentioned above. The repair of umbilical hernia and the correction of abdominal wall laxity were satisfactory. There was no recurrence of umbilical hernia, hematoma, seroma or fat liquefaction. Through careful selection of patients, repair of umbilical hernia and body contouring could be achieved simultaneously.
Full Text Available Hyperimmunoglobulinemia D syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive autoinflammatory disorder caused by mutations in the mevalonate kinase gene (MVK. In a proportion of patients, however, no MVK mutations are detected. Although various standard anti-inflammatory drugs have been tried, until now there is no consensus about how HIDS should be treated. We present a case of HIDS in an 8-year-old girl whose clinical picture had started before the end of the first year of life. The patient had consistently elevated IgD levels but no mutations were found after a full-length analysis of the MVK gene. The method of MVK mutational analysis is presented in details. Treatment with canakinumab in a final single dose of 4 mg/kg every 4 weeks resulted in the disappearance of febrile attacks and a considerable improvement of patients’ quality of life during a 12-month follow-up period. The drug has been well tolerated, and no side effects were observed.
García-Montero, Pablo; Del Boz, Javier; Sanchez-Martínez, Miguel; Escudero Santos, Isabel María; Baselga, Eulalia
Microcystic lymphatic malformations (MLM) are low-flow vascular malformations composed of multiple small cysts. MLM usually affect deep-lying structures, which makes their treatment even more difficult and complex. A novel and interesting treatment is rapamycin, a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor that when orally administrated has offered favorable results. However, until recently, topical rapamycin had not been used in the treatment of MLM. Case 1 is a girl aged 13 years with extensive MLM affecting the muscles in the right buttock. The patient had received frequent cycles of cryotherapy, but they had failed to control the associated symptoms. In the previous 12 months, the patient had reported greater discomfort, swelling, exudate, and superinfection of the affected region. Because no specific treatment has yet been approved for MLM, and as a step before the use of aggressive systemic or intralesional treatments, it was decided to initiate treatment with 1% rapamycin ointment. After 4 months of treatment, the patient presented a marked improvement, with a significant reduction of associated complications and no major side effects. Case 2 is a boy aged 5 years who underwent surgery for an intergluteal lipoblastoma at 3 weeks of life and developed a MLM on the scar 6 months afterward. The lesion showed slow growth and continuous exudation with frequent episodes of superinfection. Treatments with laser multiplex and intralesional bleomycin were performed unsuccessfully. In the previous 4 months, the patient had been treated with 1% rapamycin ointment with significant improvement and no side effects. Copyright © 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Schouten, N; Burgmans, J P J; van Dalen, T; Smakman, N; Clevers, G J; Davids, P H P; Verleisdonk, E J M M; Elias, S G; Simmermacher, R K J
About 30% of all female 'groin' hernias are femoral hernias, although often only diagnosed during surgery. A Lichtenstein repair though, as preferred treatment modality according to guidelines, would not diagnose and treat femoral hernias. Totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair, however, offers the advantage of being an appropriate modality for the diagnosis and subsequent treatment of both inguinal and femoral hernias. TEP therefore seems an appealing surgical technique for women with groin hernias. This study included all female patients ≥ 18 years operated for a groin hernia between 2005 and 2009. A total of 183 groin hernias were repaired in 164 women. TEP was performed in 85% of women; the other 24 women underwent an open anterior (mesh) repair. Peroperatively, femoral hernias were observed in 23% of patients with primary hernias and 35% of patients with recurrent hernias. There were 30 cases (18.3%) of an incorrect preoperative diagnosis. Peroperatively, femoral hernias were observed in 17.3% of women who were diagnosed with an inguinal hernia before surgery. In addition, inguinal hernias were found in 24.0% of women who were diagnosed with a femoral hernia preoperatively. After a follow-up of 25 months, moderate to severe (VAS 4-10) postoperative pain was reported by 8 of 125 patients (6.4%) after TEP and 5 of 23 patients (21.7%) after open hernia repair (P = 0.03). Five patients had a recurrent hernia, two following TEP (1.4%) and three following open anterior repair (12.5%, P = 0.02). Two of these three patients presented with a femoral recurrence after a previous repair of an inguinal hernia. Femoral hernias are common in women with groin hernias, but not always detected preoperatively; this argues for the use of a preperitoneal approach. TEP hernia repair combines the advantage of a peroperative diagnosis and subsequent appropriate treatment with the known good clinical outcomes.
Ngo, P; Pélissier, E; Levard, H; Perniceni, T; Denet, C; Gayet, B
Ambulatory surgery is not commonly practiced in France today. The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate the feasibility of ambulatory hernia repair in a consecutive series of unselected patients. From June 2008 to October 2009, 257 patients (238 men and 19 women, median age 65 years) were treated in a same-day surgery unit for 270 hernias (244 groin hernias, 25 ventral hernias and one Spiegelian hernia). For groin hernia, the techniques included the totally extraperitoneal repair (TEP) in 108 cases, the transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP) approach in 106 cases and other alternative techniques in 30 cases; for ventral hernias, the technique was an open suture in 20 cases, an open prosthetic repair in four cases and laparoscopic repair in one case. Anesthesia was general in 145 cases, local in 121 cases and spinal in four cases. Repair was completed in a same-day surgery setting in 242 (89.6%) cases; hospital stay greater than 23 hours was planned for 21 (7.8%) patients while non-programmed hospitalizations were necessary for seven (2.6%) patients. There were two (0.7%) readmissions and nine (3.3%) benign postoperative complications. These results suggest that groin and ventral hernia repair can be performed in an outpatient setting in nearly 90% of unselected patients. Copyright © 2010. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Full Text Available No abstract available. Article truncated at 150 words. A 61 year-old man presented for an evaluation of a nonproductive cough. He has a history of well-controlled asthma, allergic rhinitis and nasal polyposis, hypertension, gastro-esophageal reflux and obstructive sleep apnea. The ACE inhibitor used to treat hypertension was discontinued. The physical exam was unremarkable. Pulmonary function testing was normal. A PA and lateral chest radiograph was performed and revealed an abnormal contour of the left hemidiaphragm with a large lobulated opacity (Figure 1- blue arrows. Computed chest tomography revealed the lobulated opacity in the left lower lobe contained fat and was consistent with a Bochdalek hernia (Figure 2. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a major malformation in newborns and in the perinatal period. The diagnosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in adults is rare. There are three types of congenital diaphragmatic hernias: posterolateral (Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia, subcostosternal (Morgagni hernia and esophageal hiatal hernia. The Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia is the result of ...
Van Eps, Jeffrey; Fernandez-Moure, Joseph; Cabrera, Fernando; Wang, Xin; Karim, Azim; Corradetti, Bruna; Chan, Paige; Dunkin, Brian; Tasciotti, Ennio; Weiner, Bradley; Ellsworth, Warren
Recurrence after ventral hernia repair (VHR) remains a multifactorial problem still plaguing surgeons today. Some of the many contributing factors include mechanical strain, poor tissue-mesh integration, and degradation of matrices. The high recurrence rate witnessed with the use of acellular dermal matrices (ADM) for definitive hernia repair has reduced their use largely to bridging repair and breast reconstruction. Modalities that improve classic cellular metrics of successful VHR could theoretically result in improved rates of hernia recurrence; autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may represent one such tool, but has been underinvestigated for this purpose. Lewis rats (32) had chronic ventral hernias created surgically and then repaired with Strattice™ mesh alone (control) or mesh + autologous PRP. Samples were harvested at 3 and 6 months postoperatively and compared for gross, histologic, and molecular outcomes of: neovascularization, tissue incorporation, peritoneal adhesions, hernia recurrence, and residual mesh thickness. Compared to control at 3 months postoperatively, PRP-treated rats displayed significantly more neovascularization of implanted mesh and considerable upregulation of both angiogenic genes (vEGF 2.73-fold, vWF 2.21-fold) and myofibroblastic genes (αSMA 9.68-fold, FSP-1 3.61-fold, Col1a1 3.32-fold, Col31a1 3.29-fold). Histologically, they also showed enhanced tissue deposition/ingrowth and diminished chronic immune cell infiltration. Peritoneal adhesions were less severe at both 3 (1.88 vs. 2.94) and 6 months (1.63 vs. 2.75) by Modified Hopkins Adhesion Scoring. PRP-treated rats experienced decreased hernia recurrence at 6 months (0/10 vs. 7/10) and had significantly improved ADM preservation as evidenced by quantification of residual mesh thickness. PRP is an autologous source of pro-regenerative growth factors and chemokines uniquely suited to soft tissue wound healing. When applied to a model of chronic VHR, it incites enhanced
Novakov, Ivan P; Paskalev, Georgi
The authors present a rare case of congenital diaphragmatic Bochdalek hernia in an adult stimulating left pleural effusion. The diagnosis of left pleural effusion was made on the basis of conventional chest X-ray and ultrasonography. The definitive diagnosis of Bochdalek hernia was made by left video-assisted thoracoscopy. The patient was successfully treated operatively by conventional surgery--a combination of left thoracotomy and median laparotomy. The reported case supported the view that Bochdalek hernia in adults presents usually with atypical chronic abdominal and respiratory symptoms. Surgical treatment should best be performed, according to the authors, by competent surgeons with good command of both the thoracic and abdominal approaches to the diaphragm.
Peitsch, Werner K J
hernias) represented the complete group of hernia sufferers. Patients with symptoms after hernia surgery (n = 5) were invited for a medical checkup by a specialist in hernia surgery at our outpatient unit. The sex, age, and the number of complex hernias of the patients did not differ significantly among the four patient subgroups or in comparison with the entire group. The patients who had received surgery in 1994, 1999, 2004, and 2009 were quizzed by a questionnaire and represented all patients who had hernia surgery from 1993 to 2009. The follow-up response of the living patients in each of the subgroups ranged from 89.5% of those who had hernia surgery 17 years earlier to 95.9% of those who had surgery 2 years earlier. The primary end point of the study was the hernia recurrence rate after a modified TAPP for primary, recurrent, and complex hernias performed 2, 7, 12, and 17 years earlier. The secondary end points of the study focused on the following questions: Is a modified TAPP practicable with acceptable recurrence rates for complex hernias? Do relapse rates show individual surgeon-dependent differences in relation to the learning curve? How many years of postoperative follow-up evaluation are required to determine quantitative recurrence rates (>90% recurrence)? All inguinal and femoral hernias were repaired with a modified TAPP procedure. Hernia defects larger than 1 × 1 cm were closed with nonabsorbable sutures before the mesh was implanted. Within 17 years after surgery, 4 (4.3%) of the 94 study participants treated with a modified TAPP procedure for primary or recurrent inguinal and femoral hernias experienced recurrent hernias (4 recurrences after 117 hernioplasties, 3.4%). Within 12 years after surgery, 4 (1 %) of 302 patients experienced recurrent hernias (4 recurrences after 398 modified TAPP procedures, 1%). Within 7 years after surgery for inguinal or femoral hernias, 8 (3.2%) of 251 patients had relapsed (8 recurrences after 337 modified TAPP
Kamal Nain Rattan
Full Text Available Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia is a rare congenital anomaly to be seen in the pediatric age group. We are reporting two cases of Morgagni hernia, which presented with non-specific symptoms and posed a diagnostic dilemma. One of the patients was 10 years old and associated with asplenia and Down’s syndrome; the second case presented as isolated Morgagni hernia in an 8 month baby. The diagnosis was confirmed with radiography and computed chest tomography. Both cases were managed successfully with surgical repair of the diaphragmatic defect through trans-abdominal approach.
Williamson, J S; Jones, H G; Radwan, R R; Rasheed, A
There is debate regarding the role of physical activity and, in particular, a single strenuous event (SSE) in the development of inguinal hernia. This study aims to identify the incidence and associated features of hernias perceived to be due to a single strenuous event and to compare their features with published guidelines. All consecutive patients surgically treated for primary inguinal hernia at a single NHS trust between April 2010 and April 2011 were identified and contacted to participate in a questionnaire. Clinical details from operative records and case notes were compared with patients' responses to identify features of their presentation attributable to a single strenuous event according to previously published guidelines. Three hundred and thirty five eligible patients were contacted with a response rate of 292 (87 %). 41/292 (14 %) of patients reported an SSE associated with the onset of their hernia. Only 2 of 41 (5 %) patients reporting a hernia associated with SSE met published criteria for association of the hernia with SSE, and this represented less than 1 % of all patients treated for inguinal hernia at a single centre in a 1-year period. The relationship between physical activity and development of inguinal hernia is under debate; however, we find that inguinal hernia that can be attributed to SSE is a rare event, despite the fact that many patients present with acute symptoms. Updated guidelines for the assessment of 'cause' in industrial claims for the association of hernia with workplace activity are required.
Lopez-Negrete, L.; Garcia-Lozano, J.; Sanchez, J. L.; Tejeiro, A.; Sala, J. [Hospital Valle del Nalon. Riano-Sama. Asturias (Spain)
We report two cases of left paraduodenal internal hernias located in the fossa of Landzert that were diagnosed by CT. Internal hernias are an infrequent cause of acute abdomen, due to the intestinal sub occlusion they produce. Left paraduodenal hernias are responsible for about 50% of internal hernias. CT makes it possible to demonstrate the group of herniated loops between the stomach, fourth segment of the duodenum, descending colon, and tail of the pancreas. The identification of the loops in an atypical position together with displaced blood vessels (mesenteric vessels) and colon gives concerns on them a typical radiological semiology that makes them easily identifiable. (Author) 9 refs.
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Kirby, R. M.
Spigelian herniae rarely present as emergencies. There have been two cases requiring emergency surgery at this hospital within the last 5 years, representing 2.4% of all abdominal wall herniae requiring urgent treatment for strangulation.
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Full Text Available Childhood inguinal herniorrhaphy is one common cause of seminal tract obstruction. Vasovasostomy (VV can reconstruct seminal deferens and result in appearance of sperm and natural pregnancy in some patients. Secondary epididymal obstruction caused by a relatively long-term vasal obstruction is a common cause of lower patency compared with VV due to vasectomy in adults. From July 2007 to June 2012, a total of 62 patients, with history of childhood inguinal herniorrhaphy and diagnosed as obstructive azoospermia were treated in our center. The overall patency rate and natural pregnancy rate were 56.5% (35/62 and 25.8% (16/62, respectively. 48.4% (30/62 of the patients underwent bilateral VV in the inguinal region, with a patency rate of 76.7% (23/30 and a natural pregnancy rate of 36.7% (11/30, respectively. 30.6% (19/62 of the patients underwent bilateral VV and unilateral or bilateral vasoepididymostomies due to ipsilateral epididymal obstruction with the patency and natural pregnancy rate decreasing to 63.2% (12/19 and 26.3% (5/19. 21.0% (13/62 of the patients merely underwent vasal exploration without reconstruction due to failure to find distal vasal stump, etc. Our study indicate that microsurgical reanastomosis is an effective treatment for some patients with seminal tract obstruction caused by childhood inguinal herniorrhaphy.
Vasileff, William Kelton; Nekhline, Mikhail; Kolowich, Patricia A; Talpos, Gary B; Eyler, Willam R; van Holsbeeck, Marnix
Inguinal hernia is a commonly encountered cause of pain in athletes. Because of the anatomic complexity, lack of standard imaging, and the dynamic condition, there is no unified opinion explaining its underlying pathology. Athletes with persistent groin pain would have a high prevalence of inguinal hernia with dynamic ultrasound, and herniorrhaphy would successfully return athletes to activity. Case-control study. Level 3. Forty-seven amateur and professional athletes with sports-related groin pain who underwent ultrasound were selected based on history and examination. Patients with prior groin surgery or hip pathology were excluded. Clinical and surgical documentation were correlated with imaging. The study group was compared with 41 age-matched asymptomatic athletes. Ultrasound was positive for hernia with movement of bowel, bladder, or omental tissue anterior to the inferior epigastric vessels during Valsalva maneuver. The 47-patient symptomatic study group included 41 patients with direct inguinal hernias, 1 with indirect inguinal hernia, and 5 with negative ultrasound. Of 42 patients with hernia, 39 significantly improved with herniorrhaphy, 2 failed to improve after surgery and were diagnosed with adductor longus tears, and 1 improved with physical therapy. Five patients with negative ultrasound underwent magnetic resonance imaging and were diagnosed with hip labral tear or osteitis pubis. The 41-patient asymptomatic control group included 3 patients with direct inguinal hernias, 2 with indirect inguinal hernias, and 3 with femoral hernias. Inguinal hernias are a major component of groin pain in athletes. Prevalence of direct inguinal hernia in symptomatic athletes was greater than that for controls ( P inguinal hernia became asymptomatic. Persistent groin pain in the athlete may relate to inguinal hernia, which can be diagnosed with dynamic ultrasound imaging. Herniorrhaphy is successful at returning athletes to sports activity.
Papanikitas, Joseph; Sutcliffe, Robert P.; Rohatgi, Ashish; Atkinson, Simon
A 34-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis presented with bilateral femoral hernias, which were found to be retrovascular at operation. The hernias were not amenable to conventional open or laparoscopic repair, and were repaired using pre-peritoneal mesh inserted deep to transversalis fascia. The anatomical basis and management of uncommon variants of femoral hernia are discussed.
Conclusion: A surgeon may encounter a primary lumbar hernia perhaps once in his lifetime making it an interesting surgical challenge. Sound anatomical knowledge and adequate imaging are indispensable. Inspite of advances in minimally invasive surgery, it cannot be universally applied to patients with lumbar hernia and management requires a more tailored approach.
Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Williams syndrome is rare genetic disorder resulting in neurodevelopmental problems. Hernias of the foramen of Morgagni are rare diaphragmatic hernias and they mostly present on the right side, in the anterior mediastinum. They are usually asymptomatic and are difficult to diagnose, especially in patients with learning disabilities. Case presentation This 49-year-old woman with Williams syndrome, cognitive impairment and aortic stenosis presented to physicians with right-sided chest pain. She had previously undergone repair of her right spigelian and epigastric hernia. Her abdominal examination was unremarkable. Chest X-ray suggested right-sided diaphragmatic hernia and pleural effusion for which she received treatment. The computed tomography scan showed a diaphragmatic hernia with some collapse/consolidation of the adjacent lung. Furthermore, the patient had aortic stenosis and was high risk for anaesthesia (ASA grade 3. She underwent successful laparoscopic repair of her congenital diaphragmatic hernia leading to a quick and uneventful postoperative recovery. Conclusion These multiple hernias suggest that patients with Williams syndrome may have some connective tissue disorder which makes them prone to develop hernias especially associated with those parts of the body which may have intracavity pressure variations like the abdomen. Diaphragmatic hernia may be the cause of chest pain in these patients. A computed tomography scan helps in early diagnosis, and laparoscopic repair helps in prevention of further complications, and leads to quick recovery especially in patients with learning disabilities. In the presence of significant comorbidities, a less invasive operative procedure with quick recovery becomes advisable.
Mcadory, R Stephen; Cobb, William S; Carbonell, Alfredo M
Acting as a pneumatic tissue expander, progressive preoperative pneumoperitoneum (PPP) pressurizes the abdomen to prepare patients with giant hernias and loss of domain for hernia repair. We review our experience with PPP. Between 2006 and 2008, a prospective hernia database revealed nine patients who underwent PPP prior to hernia repair. Mean patient age was 54 years (41-68) and mean BMI was 31.3 kg/m2 (25.2-36.5). Patients had prophylactic vena cava filters and intraperitoneal catheters placed. Over a mean 22.4 days (7-64), patients received 7.6 (3-13) injections of air. PPP complications included death from pulmonary mycetoma (1), deep venous thrombosis and acute renal failure (1), port infection (1), kinked catheter requiring reoperation (1). Seven patients underwent successful hernia repair; open ventral (6) and laparoscopic inguinal (1). Defect size averaged 387 cm2 (110-980) with a mesh size of 420 cm (180-1200). Operative time averaged 256 minutes (175-330) with a mean blood loss of 157 ml (50-500). Post-hernia repair length of stay was 10.3 days (4-22). Hernia repair complications included ventricular tachycardia (1) and hernia recurrence (1). PPP has an acceptable risk, and for patients with large hernias and loss of domain, it may be a useful adjunct prior to definitive hernia repair.
Zuvela, M; Milicevic, M; Galun, D; Djuric-Stefanovic, A; Bulajic, P; Palibrk, I
Only a few series of patients with a spigelian hernia managed on an outpatient basis have been reported in the literature. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the results of the elective spigelian hernia repair as an ambulatory procedure. From June 2007 to June 2010, 8 patients with 9 spigelian hernias were electively operated on under local anesthesia as a day case. Four patients had unilateral spigelian hernia, 1 had spigelian and inguinal on the same side, 1 had spigelian and epigastric, 1 had spigelian and umbilical, and 1 patient had bilateral spigelian and umbilical hernia. Spigelian hernia was managed by the "open preperitoneal flat mesh technique." In patients with several ventral hernias at different sites, "the open preperitoneal flat mesh technique" was performed using one separate flat mesh for each of the hernias; for the patient with inguinal hernia, the Lichtenstein procedure was performed in addition. No complications and recurrences were recorded during a mean follow-up of 23.5 months (range: 11-35). The elective spigelian hernia can be successfully repaired under local anesthesia as a day-case procedure. The "open preperitoneal flat mesh technique" provides excellent results under these conditions.
Henriksen, Nadia A; Mortensen, Joachim H; Lorentzen, Lea
BACKGROUND: Throughout life, inguinal hernia develops in approximately every fourth man, some of whom develop multiple hernias. If patients at risk of developing multiple hernias could be identified by a serologic biomarker, treatment might be able to be tailored and improved. Evidence suggests......) with a history of more than 3 hernia repairs and 86, age-matched men without hernias. Biomarkers for synthesis of collagen type IV (P4NP) and type V (P5CP) as well as breakdown (C4M and C5M) were measured in serum by validated, solid-phase, competitive assays. Collagen turnover was indicated by the ratio between...
Peeters, Karen; Huysentruyt, Frederik; Delvaux, Peter
Spigelian hernias are rare hernias, occurring through a defect in the Spigelian aponeurosis. Like other hernias, they may contain abdominal contents but are more likely to be incarcerated due to the small size of the fascial defect. Multiple intra-abdominal organs have reportedly been found in Spigelian hernias. A search of the literature showed only nine reported cases in which an appendix has been found within a Spigelian hernia. We present a patient with a history of lower abdominal pain since 10 weeks with a large intra-abdominal mass in the right iliac fossa. Due to abscess formation with spontaneous evacuation through the abdominal wall, drainage and incision were performed and the patient was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. An explorative laparoscopy after six weeks showed an incarcerated appendix in a Spigelian hernia.
Hamid, Kamran S; Rai, Surjit S; Rodriguez, Joaquin A
Bochdalek hernias are congenital diaphragmatic defects resulting from the failure of posterolateral diaphragmatic foramina to fuse in utero. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults are infrequent and may lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction or severe pulmonary disease. We describe our experience with this rare entity. A retrospective chart review was performed on a single patient for data collection purposes. The patient is a morbidly obese 53-year-old female who presented with epigastric pain and diffuse abdominal tenderness. Computed tomography scans of the chest and abdomen revealed a small posterior diaphragmatic defect containing gastric fundal diverticulum. Laboratory work and imaging revealed no other findings. Laparoscopic repair of the Bochdalek hernia was done via an abdominal approach and utilized primary closure with an AlloDerm patch apposed to the defect. The patient has had significant clinical improvement and continues to do well at 9 months postoperatively. Laparoscopic repair of symptomatic adult Bochdalek hernias can be performed successfully and may result in significant clinical improvement.
Dancewicz, Maciej; Kowalewski, Janusz; Kusiak, Iwona; Pepliński, Janusz; Szabo-Moskal, Jadwiga
The study presents a case report of a retrosternal anterior diaphragmatic hernia in a 46-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, nausea, dyspnoea and treated previously as for chronic pancreatitis. A strong suspicion of the diaphragmatic hernia was generated after chest radiograph. However, the exact diagnosis of the Morgagni hernia was established by magnetic resonance imaging. The hernia was repaired through thoracic incision. The postoperative course proved uneventful: the patient was discharged from the hospital 10 days after surgical intervention.
Background: The complications of untreated inguinal hernias are common surgical emergencies in adult Ghanaian men. Objective: To describe the epidemiology of strangulated inguinal hernia in adult males in Kumasi. Method: From the hospital records the age and sex of all male adult patients treated for strangulated ...
Full Text Available Amyand's hernia is the term used for inguinal hernia containing appendix. It is a rare condition and found in 1% of inguinal hernia repairs. Here we report a case of Amyand's hernia in a 61 years old male who was diagnosed with bilateral inguinal hernia. He underwent surgery and bilateral inguinal hernia repair with prosthetic meshes and without appendectomy. The patient was discharged uneventfully.
Arif Aslaner; Tuğrul Çakır; Umut Rıza Gündüz; Burhan Mayir; Nurullah Bülbüller
Amyand's hernia is the term used for inguinal hernia containing appendix. It is a rare condition and found in 1% of inguinal hernia repairs. Here we report a case of Amyand's hernia in a 61 years old male who was diagnosed with bilateral inguinal hernia. He underwent surgery and bilateral inguinal hernia repair with prosthetic meshes and without appendectomy. The patient was discharged uneventfully.
Welsh, J H; Schroeder, T L; Levy, M L
Granuloma faciale, a rare, chronic, cutaneous disorder, is uncommon in children. Numerous treatment modalities have been used to treat granuloma faciale but none are consistently effective. In addition, many of the previously used therapies have unwanted side effects or are not well tolerated by children. We report a case of granuloma faciale in an 11-year-old child successfully treated with the pulsed dye laser. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this treatment modality for granuloma faciale.
Patle, Nirmal M; Tantia, Om; Prasad, Parmanand; Das, Prakhar C; Khanna, Shashi
Right-sided Bochdalek hernia in adults is a very rare clinical entity. A case of a 50-year-old female patient is reported, who presented with long history of intermittent breathlessness and right-sided thoracoabdominal pain. The hernia was managed laparoscopically. Contents were colon, omentum, and right kidney. It was successfully repaired using a polypropylene mesh.
Vergeret, J; Noble, Y; Barat, M; Guérin, J; Arné, L
The discal hernia are unfrequent in dorsal localization and neurological appearances are deceptive. We report a case with amyotrophic and fasciculations developing a progressive spinal cord amyotrophy aspect. The complementary investigations (gaz myelography and spinal angiography) show the discal hernia in T11-T12 which was operated successfully. The vascular factor role is discussed about semiologic and pathogenic view.
Singh, Ramandeep; Singh, Rishiraj; Trehan, Amita; Jain, Richa; Bhalekar, Swapnil
A child suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia on treatment with exclusive chemotherapy presented with vision-threatening cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in 1 eye. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with 3 weekly doses of 2 mg/0.1 mL intravitreal ganciclovir resulted in successful healing of CMV retinitis with restoration of visual acuity. In children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia on exclusive chemotherapy without hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, CMV retinitis has been reported in only 1 case in literature. This child was treated successfully with intravenous ganciclovir. This report highlights the use of successful intravitreal ganciclovir in pediatric age group to avoid side effects of systemic ganciclovir.
Full Text Available Barber’s palmoplantar pustulosis (PPP is a form of localised pustular psoriasis, affecting the palmar and plantar surfaces. It is a chronic disease, with a deep impact on the patients’ quality of life. The Authors discuss a case of Baber Psoriasis successfully treated with monochromatic excimer light.
Bodé, S; Pedersen-Bjergaard, Lars; Hjelt, K
A premature male infant, birth-weight 1460 g, was treated successfully for a Candida albicans septicemia with orally administered fluconazole for 20 days. Dosage was 5 mg/kg/day. No side effects were seen. Fluconazole may present a major progress in treatment of invasive C. albicans infections...
Prochotsky, A; Dolak, S; Minarovjech, V; Medzo, I; Hutan, M; Mifkovic, A
Giant inguinoscrotal hernia is defined as an inguinal hernia extending below the midpoint of inner thigh in standing position. The authors describe giant inguinoscrotal hernia and small umbilical hernia with 12 years history of this uncommon disease. After preoperative evaluation, US and CT examination he was operated on. It was very difficult to return the hernia sac contents back to the abdomen and additional infraumbilical incision was needed. Hernioplasty suo modo without mesh was done. Patient recovered uneventfully. In the discussion the authors present the newer classification of giant inguinal hernia, the current treatment options and known serious complications of surgery. Finally, it indicates that good treatment results can only be achieved by close cooperation of concerned professionals in the treatment and intensive intraoperative and postoperative patient monitoring (Fig. 9, Ref. 31).
Śmietański, M; Szczepkowski, M; Alexandre, J A; Berger, D; Bury, K; Conze, J; Hansson, B; Janes, A; Miserez, M; Mandala, V; Montgomery, A; Morales Conde, S; Muysoms, F
A classification of parastomal hernias (PH) is needed to compare different populations described in various trials and cohort studies, complete the previous inguinal and ventral hernia classifications of the European Hernia Society (EHS) and will be integrated into the EuraHS database (European Registry of Abdominal Wall Hernias). Several members of the EHS board and invited experts gathered for 2 days to discuss the development of an EHS classification of PH. The discussions were based on a literature review and critical appraisal of existing classifications. The classification proposal is based on the PH defect size (small is ≤5 cm) and the presence of a concomitant incisional hernia (cIH). Four types were defined: Type I, small PH without cIH; Type II, small PH with cIH; Type III, large PH without cIH; and Type IV, large PH with cIH. In addition, the classification grid includes details about whether the hernia recurs after a previous PH repair or whether it is a primary PH. Clinical validation is needed in the future to assess if the classification allows us to differentiate the treatment strategy and if the classification impacts outcome in these different subgroups. A classification of PH divided into subgroups according to size and cIH was formulated with the aim of improving the ability to compare different studies and their results.
A patient suffering from a cervical disc hernia causing cervicobrachial syndrome, received a consecutive integrated therapy with acupuncture, oral and inflitrative medication, manual therapy, and TENS...
Murphy, Kevin P
Educational Objectives and Key Points. 1. Given that abdominal hernias are a frequent imaging finding, radiologists not only are required to interpret the appearances of abdominal hernias but also should be comfortable with identifying associated complications and postrepair findings. 2. CT is the imaging modality of choice for the assessment of a known adult abdominal hernia in both elective and acute circumstances because of rapid acquisition, capability of multiplanar reconstruction, good spatial resolution, and anatomic depiction with excellent sensitivity for most complications. 3. Ultrasound is useful for adult groin assessment and is the imaging modality of choice for pediatric abdominal wall hernia assessment, whereas MRI is beneficial when there is reasonable concern that a patient\\'s symptoms could be attributable to a hernia or a musculoskeletal source. 4. Fluoroscopic herniography is a sensitive radiologic investigation for patients with groin pain in whom a hernia is suspected but in whom a hernia cannot be identified at physical examination. 5. The diagnosis of an internal hernia not only is a challenging clinical diagnosis but also can be difficult to diagnose with imaging: Closed-loop small-bowel obstruction and abnormally located bowel loops relative to normally located small bowel or colon should prompt assessment for an internal hernia.
Yanagisawa, Satohiko; Kato, Mototoshi; Oshio, Takehito; Morikawa, Yasuhide
Most umbilical hernias spontaneously close by 3-5 years of age; therefore, surgical repair is considered only in children whose hernias have not closed by this point. At present, adhesive strapping is not the preferred treatment for umbilical hernias because of the lack of supporting evidence regarding its efficacy, and its association with skin complications. This aim of this study was to examine umbilical hernia closure on ultrasonography, and reassess the merits of adhesive strapping. Between January 2013 and December 2014, 89 infants underwent adhesive strapping for umbilical hernia. The strapping was changed once a week. The diameter of the hernia orifice was measured on ultrasonography every 2 weeks until closure. The closure speed (CS) of the hernia orifice was compared between the infants treated with adhesive strapping and those undergoing observation alone. The association between CS and birthweight, gestational age, diameter of the hernia orifice, and timing of treatment (before 12 weeks of age vs between 12 and 26 weeks of age) was also analyzed. Closure was achieved after 2-13 weeks of strapping in 81 infants (91%), and the likelihood of closure was not affected by the diameter of the hernia orifice, gestational age, or the timing of treatment. The mean CS of the infants treated with adhesive strapping was significantly faster than that of the infants undergoing observation alone (2.59 vs 0.37 mm/week, P skin complications. Adhesive strapping promoted early spontaneous umbilical hernia closure compared with observation alone, regardless of the diameter of the hernia orifice. Adhesive strapping is an effective alternative to surgery and observation. © 2015 Japan Pediatric Society.
Miserez, M; Peeters, E; Aufenacker, T
PURPOSE: In 2009, the European Hernia Society published the EHS Guidelines for the Treatment of Inguinal Hernia in Adult Patients. The Guidelines contain recommendations for the treatment of inguinal hernia from diagnosis till aftercare. The guidelines expired January 1, 2012. To keep them updated......: indications for treatment, treatment of inguinal hernia, day surgery, antibiotic prophylaxis, training, postoperative pain control and chronic pain. The addendum contains all current level 1 conclusions, Grade A recommendations and new Grade B recommendations based on new level 1 evidence (with the changes...... in bold). CONCLUSIONS: Despite the fact that the Working Group responsible for it tried to represent most kinds of surgeons treating inguinal hernias, such general guidelines inevitably must be fitted to the daily practice of every individual surgeon treating his/her patients. There is no doubt...
Hoshi, Sujin; Hiraoka, Takahiro; Kotsuka, Junko; Sato, Yumiko; Izumida, Shinya; Kato, Atsuko; Ueno, Yuta; Fukuda, Shinichi; Oshika, Tetsuro
The aim of this study was to use conventional visual acuity measurements to quantify the functional visual acuity (FVA) in eyes with successfully treated amblyopia, and to compare the findings with those for contralateral normal eyes. Nineteen patients (7 boys, 12 girls; age 7.5 ± 2.2 years) with successfully treated unilateral amblyopia and the same conventional decimal visual acuity in both eyes (better than 1.0) were enrolled. FVA, the visual maintenance ratio (VMR), maximum and minimum visual acuity, and the average response time were recorded for both eyes of all patients using an FVA measurement system. The differences in FVA values between eyes were analyzed. The mean LogMAR FVA scores, VMR (p amblyopia than for the contralateral normal eyes. There was no significant difference in the average response time. Our results indicate that FVA and VMR were poorer for eyes with treated amblyopia than for normal eyes, even though the treatment for amblyopia was considered successful on the basis of conventional visual acuity measurements. These results suggest that visual function is impaired in eyes with amblyopia, regardless of treatment success, and that FVA measurements can provide highly valuable diagnosis and treatment information that is not readily provided by conventional visual acuity measurements.
Full Text Available Many dentists believe that the tooth need reinforcement provided by post before the definite restoration is placed. However, others suggest not to use post when posterior teeth especially molars, still have significant amount of tooth structure. Therefore, when endodontically treated molar is considered to be used as fixed denture abut-ment, clinicians must have proper knowledge about the impact of post placement. This literature will describe considerations regarding post placement in endodontically treated molar abutment in fixed partial dentures and their influence to the success rate. Previous studies implied the need of proper measurement of the amount of remaining tooth structure, the type of intracoronal reinforcement of the abutment, and the functional loads to ensure the success of fixed denture treatment. When planning definitive restorations for endodontically treated abutment teeth, some even suggest to use post and core to fulfill the need of reinforcement. On the contrary, others find that when a post is use in endodontically treated abutment teeth, the failure of custom made-tapered cast post and core is relatively high, whereas the use of amalgam or composite core in posterior teeth especially molars with adequate amount of tooth structure is sufficient due to post system’s limited influence on the suc-cess rate. Based on literature review, for cases with adequate tooth stucture, it can be concluded that the influ-ence of post placement in endodontically treated molar abutment to fixed partial dentures success rate is very limited.DOI: 10.14693/jdi.v18i2.64
Selvakumar, Daneish; Sian, Karan; Iyengar, Ajay J; Mejia, Ross
Hiatal hernias are due to defects in the esophageal hiatus in the diaphragm and can be classified into sliding or paraesophageal hernias. A 31-year-old male raised a suspicion of a Bochdalek hernia but at surgery had a large paraesophageal hernia. Bochdalek hernia, a congenital diaphragmatic hernia presents in adulthood asymptomatically or with vague abdominal symptoms. It is paramount to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any fatal complications with imaging studies. Prompt surgical management with large complicated hernias, such as in our case presentation would ensure the most favorable outcome.
Edson Augusto Ribeiro
Full Text Available CONTEXT: Spigelian hernia is an uncommon spontaneous lateral ventral hernia with an incarceration ratio of around 20%. However, complications such as intestinal obstruction are extremely rare. We report on a case of giant incarcerated Spigelian hernia with a clinical condition of complete intestinal obstruction that was treated using prosthetic polypropylene mesh. CASE REPORT: A 72-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department complaining of diffuse abdominal pain. Abdominal examination revealed a firm 10 x 10 cm tender mass in the lower left quadrant, without surrounding cellulite or tenderness. Plain abdominal radiographs displayed the formation of levels, thus indicating the existence of intestinal obstruction. An abdominal computed tomography scan clearly showed a fluid and air-filled mass in the soft tissue area of the lower left-side abdominal wall. Spigelian incarcerated hernia was diagnosed and the patient underwent emergency surgical repair by means of local incision. The large defect in the abdominal wall was closed up as successive anatomical layers, and a prosthetic polypropylene mesh was set into the lateral aspect of the rectus sheath. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the seventh postoperative day.
Frueh, Florian S; Vuille-dit-Bille, Raphael N; Raptis, Dimitri A; Notter, Hanspeter; Muff, Brigitte S
The combination of perforated diverticulitis in a lumbar hernia constitutes an extremely rare condition. We report a case of a 66 year old Caucasian woman presenting with perforated sigmoid diverticulitis localized in a lumbar hernia following iliac crest bone graft performed 18 years ago. Emergency treatment consisted of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage. Elective sigmoid resection was scheduled four months later. At the same time a laparoscopic hernia repair with a biologic mesh graft was performed. This case shows a very seldom clinical presentation of lumbar hernia. Secondary colonic resection and concurrent hernia repair with a biologic implant have proven useful in treating this rare condition.
Ohene-Yeboah, M; Abantanga, F; Oppong, J; Togbe, B; Nimako, B; Amoah, M; Azorliade, R
In our communities there are large numbers of longstanding external hernias that remain untreated. This paper describes the epidemiological characteristics of these hernias. The data is expected to provide guidelines for sustained national and international efforts to reduce the burden of hernia by performing large-scale elective hernia repairs. Between January 1998 and December 2007, a simple pro-forma was designed and used to record, in a prospective manner, the age, sex of patient and anatomical site of all external hernias seen and operated on both as emergencies and non-emergencies. These were patients who presented to a single general and paediatric surgeon at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. A total of 2,506 patients were studied, of which 1,930 were male and 576 female, giving a male:female ratio of 3.4:1. Inguinal hernia was seen in 1,766 patients: 1,613 males and 153 females, a male:female ratio of 10.5:1. Children 4 years old or younger accounted for 20.9% of inguinal hernias. Femoral hernia was seen in 79 patients: 70 females and 9 males. These groin hernias were diagnosed in 1,845 patients, accounting for 73.6% of all patients. Incisional hernia was diagnosed in 380 patients (15.2%): 179 males and 201 females-a male:female ratio of 1:1.1. These two hernia types (groin and incisional) were seen in 2,225 patients, representing 88.8% of all the patients studied. All other hernias studied, including para-umbilical, umbilical and epigastric, were seen in 281 patients, representing 11.2% of the hernias studied. The epidemiology of external hernias seen and treated in our hospital is no different from that of hernias in other communities. Sustained efforts at elective repair will reduce the vast numbers of untreated accumulated hernias in our communities and thus prevent unnecessary morbidity and mortality.
Abdominal hernia repair is one of the most common operations in general surgery. Abdominal wall hernias include inguinal, incisional, ventral and femoral hernias. The repair rate ranges from 10 per. 100 000 population in the UK to 28 per 100 000 in the US.[1,2] More than one million hernia repairs are performed.
Hikmet Gulsah Tanyildiz
Full Text Available Background. Trichosporon asahii is an opportunistic fungus that causes infections in immunosuppressed patients. Neutropenia developing due to malignancies is an important risk factor for fungal infection. Case Report. We present two pediatric oncology cases successfully treated with voriconazole after T. asahii infection that is known to cause fatal sepsis and invasive fungal infection. Conclusion. There is no conclusive evidence that the antifungal agent voriconazole is effective in the neutropenic patients infected with Trichosporon asahii. Liposomal amphotericin B has also been reported to be inadequate for treatment. We believe that our patients were successfully treated and survived because the antifungal agents were started early and properly, although the infection can be fatal in up to 80% of cases despite treatment.
Full Text Available Melkersson-Rosenthal Syndrome is a rare granulomatous disease characterized by a triad of facial edema, peripheral facial palsy and lingua plicata. The complete syndrome is very rare. The exact etiology and pathogenesis of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome are unknown. There is no satisfactory treatment for Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome yet. Herein, we present a 35-year-old woman successfully treated with intralesional triamcinolone acetonide and discuss the etiology, clinical features and treatment of Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome.
Su, Fu-Hsiung; Liu, Shu-Chen; Suen, Jeng-Hung; Chen, Dar-Shin; Sister Mary Ann Lou
Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) is a benign, chronic non-caseating breast disease, often mistaken for breast cancer. It usually affects women of child-bearing age. The treatment for IGM is inconclusive. In the past, surgical intervention was suggested due to the possibility of malignancy. However, in recent reports, corticosteroid therapy has been used with a good response. We present a case of a female with IGM who was treated successfully with 0.8 mg/kg/day prednisolone.
Putnis, Soni; Wong, April; Berney, Christophe
During totally extraperitoneal (TEP) endoscopic repair of inguinal hernias, it is possible to see the internal opening of the femoral canal. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence of synchronous femoral hernias found in patients undergoing TEP endoscopic inguinal hernia repair. This was a retrospective review of prospectively collected data on 362 consecutive patients who underwent 484 TEP endoscopic inguinal hernia repairs during a 5-year period, May 2005 to May 2010. During surgery, both inguinal and femoral canal orifices were routinely inspected. The presence of unilateral or bilateral inguinal and femoral hernias was recorded and repaired accordingly. There were a total of 362 patients. More males (343, 95%) underwent a TEP hernia repair than females (19, 5%). There were more cases of unilateral (240/362, 66%) than bilateral (122/362, 34%) inguinal hernias. A total of 18 cases of synchronous femoral hernias were found during operation. There was a higher incidence of femoral hernia in females (7/19, 37%) compared to males (11/343, 3%) (P hernias were clinically detectable preoperatively. Females undergoing elective inguinal hernia repair are more likely to have a synchronous femoral hernia than males. We suggest that all women presenting with an inguinal hernia also have a formal assessment of the femoral canal. TEP endoscopic inguinal hernia repair is an ideal approach as both inguinal and femoral orifices can be assessed and hernias repaired simultaneously during surgery.
Ngai, Ivan; Sheen, Jean-Ju; Govindappagari, Shravya; Garry, David J
Asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernias in reproductive-aged women are rare but pose significant morbidity for pregnancy. This is a case of a woman at 29 weeks' gestation with abdominal pain and shortness of breath. Five years prior she had been incidentally diagnosed with a small congenital diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek. Following preconception care, she opted against repair of the hernia prior to pregnancy due to lack of symptoms and no clear recommendation for repair from the surgeon. Imaging studies on emergency room presentation demonstrated a large herniation of viscera into her chest occupying her entire left chest with slight cardiac displacement. Through a multidisciplinary approach, she was stabilised and eventually delivered at 31 weeks due to worsening pulmonary function. The hernia was repaired postpartum. We recommend repair of any diaphragmatic hernia prior to conception to prevent significant maternal and fetal morbidity or mortality. A multidisciplinary approach allows for planning.
Brandt-Kerkhof, Alexandra; van Mierlo, Marjolein; Schep, Niels; Renken, Nondo; Stassen, Laurents
Endoscopic inguinal hernia repair was introduced in the Netherlands in the early 1990s. The authors' institution was among the first to adopt this technique. In this study, long-term hernia recurrence among patients treated by the total extraperitoneal (TEP) approach for an inguinal hernia is
Yang, Xue-Fei; Liu, Jia-Lin
External abdominal hernia occurs when abdominal organs or tissues leave their normal anatomic site and protrude outside the skin through the congenital or acquired weakness, defects or holes on the abdominal wall, including inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, femoral hernia and so on. Acute incarcerated hernia is a common surgical emergency. With advances in minimally invasive devices and techniques, the diagnosis and treatment have witnessed major changes, such as the use of laparoscopic surg...
Meyer, Rüdiger; Häge, Anna; Zimmermann, Markus; Bruch, Hans-Peter; Keck, Tobias; Hoffmann, Martin; Schlöricke, Erik
Hernias of the ventral abdominal wall can be treated with an intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM). The aim of this cohort study was to analyze the complications and recurrence rates after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair focusing especially on incisional and recurrent hernias. The study population comprised 149 patients with a hernia of the abdominal wall, which was treated with an IPOM between January 2006 and January 2011. Fifty-one patients had a primary hernia (group I) and 98 patients had preceding abdominal surgery (group II). In group II 64 patients had an incisional hernia and 34 patients had a recurrent hernia. The median body mass index was 30.3 kg/m(2) (14.8-69.1) without any significance in sub-group comparison. The mean duration of surgery and the length of stay were significantly longer in group II (p hernias as incisional hernias, recurrent hernias and hernias with interenteric and enteroperitoneal adhesions is associated with high rates of minor and major complications. A high level of expertise of the surgeon and the camera-guiding assistant is therefore needed. Copyright © 2015 IJS Publishing Group Limited. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Rabaza, M. J.; Alcazar, P. P.; Touma, C. [Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves. Granada (Spain)
Lung hernia is an uncommon entity that is defined as the protrusion of the lung parenchyma through a defect in the thoracic cavity. It is classified on the basis of its location (cervical, intercostal and diaphragmatic) and etiology (congenital and acquired). Acquired lung hernias can be further grouped as spontaneous, traumatic or pathological, depending on the responsible mechanism. Nearly half of them are secondary to chest trauma, whether penetrating or blunt. We present a case of lung hernia in a patient with penetrating chest trauma. The diagnosis was suspected from the radiographic images and was confirmed by computed tomography. We also review the literature concerning its classification and incidence, diagnostic methods used and treatment. (Author) 9 refs.
Jensen, K K; Brøndum, T L; Harling, H.
PURPOSE: Giant ventral hernia repair is associated with a high risk of postoperative morbidity and prolonged length of stay (LOS). Enhanced recovery (ERAS) measures have proved to lead to decreased morbidity and LOS after various surgical procedures, but never after giant hernia repair. The current...... study prospectively examined the results of implementation of an ERAS pathway including high-dose preoperative glucocorticoid, and compared the outcome with patients previously treated according to standard care (SC). METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent giant ventral hernia repair were included...... was 0.92. There were no differences when comparing readmission (5 vs. 2, P = 0.394), postoperative complications (7 vs. 4, P = 0. 458), or reoperation (5 vs. 1, P = 0.172) in ERAS versus controls. CONCLUSIONS: The current study suggests that an ERAS pathway including preoperative high...
Castillo-Sang, M; Gociman, B; Almaroof, B; Fath, J; Cason, F
A rare lateral abdominal wall hernia is described in an adult patient. This was diagnosed in a patient with a prominent right lateral abdominal wall deformity. The patient had been experiencing pain that increased progressively in severity over time. A computerized tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen revealed the location of the lateral abdominal wall defect. The hernia defect was through the transversus abdominis and the internal oblique, with the inferior aspect of the 11th rib forming part of the superior border of the defect. A 4-cm bony spur from the inferior aspect of the rib formed part of the lateral margin of the defect. The hernia sac was contained within a space underneath the external oblique muscle. The association of the hernia defect with a bony spur was highly suggestive of a congenital etiology. The hernia was successfully repaired laparoscopically with Parietex mesh (Sofradim, Lyons, France), and the patient had resolution of the symptoms on discharge and follow-up visits.
Ungureanu, S; Șipitco, N; Gladun, N; Lepadatu, C
Abstract Background.The paraesophageal hiatus hernias (PHH) are relatively uncommon, but an increased incidence has been reported and they now account for 5–10% of all hiatus hernias. The surgical treatment is recommended for all the patients with this pathology because of high risk of complications: obstruction, incarceration, strangulation or perforation. The use of prostheses is recommended in the process of repairing the giant PHH because the main problem of this operation is the high rate of recurrence. Case presentation.The patient is a 44-year-old male with a large and symptomatic paraesophageal hernia. Diagnosis was confirmed by instrumental examination. An elective laparoscopic repair was carried out by using polypropylene bifacial anti adhesive synthetic mesh (Surgimesh XB Aspide Medical). The postoperative period passed without severe complications. Conclusions.The laparoscopic approach as a therapeutic option can be successfully used in the repair of paraesophageal hernia. A selective use based on clinical experience was recommended, as the technique appeared to be safe, and in case of large hiatus hernia with hiatal defect, greater than 5 cm, the application of synthetic material to minimize the recurrence rate was recommended. PMID:27974917
Emblom, Benton A.
Objectives: Athletic Pubalgia, also known as sports hernia or core muscle injury, causes significant dysfunction in athletes. Increased recognition of this specific injury distinct from inguinal hernia pathology has led to better management of this debilitating condition. We hypothesize that patients who undergo our technique of athletic pubalgia repair will recover and return to high-level athletics. Methods: Using our billing and clinical database, patients who underwent sports hernia repair by single surgeon at a single institution were contacted for Harris hip score, functional outcome, and return to play data. Results: Of 101 patients who met criteria, 43 were contacted. 93% of patients were able to return to play at an average of 4.38 mo. Normal activities were rated at 95.5% and athletic function was rated at 88.9%. Negative predictors were female sex, multiple operations, and prior inguinal hernia repair. Overall complication rate was 4.6%, and reoperation rate was 4.6%. Conclusion: Our method of adductor to rectus abdominis turn up flap is a safe procedure with high return to play success. Patients who had previously undergone inguinal hernia repair or other hip/pelvic related surgery had a worse outcome.
Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernia is a rare result of blunt abdominal traumas in adults. Altough the detection of the injuries of the abdominal organs is the priority in blunt traumas, abdominal wall defect may also occur in these patients. These hernias can go undetected due to preservation of the skin overlying the hernia defect. Traumatic abdominal wall hernias can have high morbidity and mortality rates due to incarceration and perforation of tubular hollow organs, especially if there is any delay. The possibility of traumatic hernia should always be considered in cases with serious blunt trauma. Computed Tomography (CT scan examinations should be performed routinely due to their high diagnostic value if trumatic hernia is suspected. In this report, a traumatic abdominal wall hernia patient who was treated by surgery has been presented with the review of the current literature.
Full Text Available We report the rare case of an adult who was diagnosed with recurrent multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH involving the pituitary stalk and lung who present with central diabetes insipidus and was successfully treated with systemic steroids and chemotherapy. A 49-year-old man visited our hospital due to symptoms of polydipsia and polyuria that started 1 month prior. Two years prior to presentation, he underwent excision of right 6th and 7th rib lesions for the osteolytic lesion and chest pain, which were later confirmed to be LCH on pathology. After admission, the water deprivation test was done and the result indicated that he had central diabetes insipidus. Sella magnetic resonance imaging showed a mass on the pituitary stalk with loss of normal bright spot at the posterior lobe of the pituitary. Multiple patchy infiltrations were detected in both lung fields by computed tomography (CT. He was diagnosed with recurrent LCH and was subsequently treated with inhaled desmopressin, systemic steroids, vinblastine, and mercaptopurine. The pituitary mass disappeared after two months and both lungs were clear on chest CT after 11 months. Although clinical remission in multisystem LCH in adults is reportedly rare, our case of adult-onset multisystem LCH was treated successfully with systemic chemotherapy using prednisolone, vinblastine, and 6-mercaptopurine, which was well tolerated.
Şule Şahin Onat
Full Text Available A 44-year-old woman, who was suffering from widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep disorder, was diagnosed as fibromyalgia. There was no apparent organic disease. Duloxetine therapy was introduced with a dose of 60 mg/day at bedtime. A few days later her husband noted severe teeth clenching and associated loud grinding noises during sleep. Then, duloxetine dosage was reduced to 30 mg/day. The bruxism continued with this dosage, thus the therapy was discontinued. The bruxism resolved after cessation. Three weeks later, duloxetine therapy was restarted at the dosage of 60 mg/day. On the third day of the therapy, bruxism started again and amitriptyline therapy at the dosage of 10 mg/day was added to duloxetine therapy. The dosage of amitriptyline was incrementally adjusted to 25 mg/ day. On the fourth day of the combined therapy, bruxism symptoms improved. Two months later, the bruxism symptoms were resolved and the complaints for fibromyalgia were under control. Although bruxism has been reported due to venlafaxine use, there is only one duloxetine-induced bruxism case in the literature which was treated with buspirone. However, we report duloxetine-induced bruxism treated successfully with amitriptyline in a patient with fibromyalgia. Tricyclic antidepressants have a suppression effect on the REM phase of the sleep cycle; this may help to cease the bruxism symptoms appearing in that phase of the sleep cycle. This is the first reported case of fibromyalgia with duloxetine-induced sleep bruxism successfully treated with amitriptyline.
Davidovics, Zev H; Vance, Katherine; Etienne, Nancy; Hyams, Jeffrey S
D-lactic acidosis can occur in patients with short bowel syndrome (SBS) when excessive malabsorbed carbohydrate (CHO) enters the colon and is metabolized by colonic bacteria to D-lactate. D-lactate can be absorbed systemically, and increased serum levels are associated with central nervous system toxicity manifested by confusion, ataxia, and slurred speech. Current therapy, usually directed toward suppressing intestinal bacterial overgrowth and limiting ingested CHO, is not always successful. Fecal transplantation, the infusion of donor feces into a recipient's intestinal tract, has been used for decades to treat recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, and case reports document its use in the successful treatment of constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. The exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is surmised that the alteration of the intestinal microbiome, as well as the reintroduction of potential beneficial microbes, helps mediate disease. Here we present the case of a child with SBS and recurrent, debilitating D-lactic acidosis, which was successfully treated with fecal transplantation.
Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernias are a type of acquired hernia secondary to blunt trauma Caused, by direct trauma from handlebar like objects. This rare hernia is named ‘Handlebar hernia'. We report a case of such hernia without any significant intra-abdominal injury. The abdominal wall defect was repaired in layers by Jones technique. Postoperative course was uneventful. The authors recommend clinical suspicion for traumatic hernia in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injury. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall.
Full Text Available "nTraumatic abdominal wall hernias are a type of acquired hernia secondary to blunt trauma Caused, by direct trauma from handlebar like objects. This rare hernia is named ‘Handlebar hernia'. We report a case of such hernia without any significant intra-abdominal injury. The abdominal wall defect was repaired in layers by Jones technique. Postoperative course was uneventful. The authors recommend clinical suspicion for traumatic hernia in all patients with traumatic abdominal wall injury. Definitive treatment includes surgical exploration with primary repair of all tissue layers of the abdominal wall.
-lateral hernia, male gender, age, abnormal collagen metabolism, prostatectomy, and low body mass index. Peri-operative risk factors for recurrence include poor surgical techniques, low surgical volumes, surgical inexperience and local anesthesia. These should be considered when treating IH patients. IH diagnosis can be confirmed by physical examination alone in the vast majority of patients with appropriate signs and symptoms. Rarely, ultrasound is necessary. Less commonly still, a dynamic MRI or CT scan or herniography may be needed. The EHS classification system is suggested to stratify IH patients for tailored treatment, research and audit. Symptomatic groin hernias should be treated surgically. Asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic male IH patients may be managed with "watchful waiting" since their risk of hernia-related emergencies is low. The majority of these individuals will eventually require surgery; therefore, surgical risks and the watchful waiting strategy should be discussed with patients. Surgical treatment should be tailored to the surgeon's expertise, patient- and hernia-related characteristics and local/national resources. Furthermore, patient health-related, life style and social factors should all influence the shared decision-making process leading up to hernia management. Mesh repair is recommended as first choice, either by an open procedure or a laparo-endoscopic repair technique. One standard repair technique for all groin hernias does not exist. It is recommended that surgeons/surgical services provide both anterior and posterior approach options. Lichtenstein and laparo-endoscopic repair are best evaluated. Many other techniques need further evaluation. Provided that resources and expertise are available, laparo-endoscopic techniques have faster recovery times, lower chronic pain risk and are cost effective. There is discussion concerning laparo-endoscopic management of potential bilateral hernias (occult hernia issue). After patient consent, during
Litwin, Demetrius E M; Sneider, Erica B; McEnaney, Patrick M; Busconi, Brian D
Athletic pubalgia or sports hernia is a syndrome of chronic lower abdomen and groin pain that may occur in athletes and nonathletes. Because the differential diagnosis of chronic lower abdomen and groin pain is so broad, only a small number of patients with chronic lower abdomen and groin pain fulfill the diagnostic criteria of athletic pubalgia (sports hernia). The literature published to date regarding the cause, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of sports hernias is confusing. This article summarizes the current information and our present approach to this chronic lower abdomen and groin pain syndrome. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pitt, Rachel; Alexander, Sarah; Ison, Catherine; Horner, Patrick; Hathorn, Emma; Goold, Penny; Woodford, Neil; Cole, Michelle J
Antimicrobial susceptibility data for Chlamydia trachomatis are lacking. Methodologies for susceptibility testing in C. trachomatis are not well-defined, standardized or performed routinely owing to its intracellular growth requirements. We sought to develop an assay for the in vitro susceptibility testing of C. trachomatis isolates from two patient cohorts with different clinical outcomes. Twenty-four clinical isolates (11 from persistently infected and 13 from successfully treated patients) were overlaid with media containing two-fold serial dilutions of azithromycin or doxycycline. After incubation, aliquots were removed from the stock inoculum (SI) and each antimicrobial concentration for total RNA extraction, complementary DNA generation and real-time PCR. The MIC was defined as the lowest antimicrobial concentration where a 95% reduction in transcription was evident in comparison with the SI for each isolate. MICs of azithromycin were comparable for isolates from the two patient groups (82% ≤ 0.25 mg/L for persistently infected and 100% ≤ 0.25 mg/L for successfully treated patients). Doxycycline MICs were at least two-fold lower for isolates from the successfully treated patients (53.9% ≤ 0.064 mg/L) than for the persistently infected patients (100% ≥ 0.125 mg/L) (P = 0.006, Fisher's exact test). Overall, 96% of isolates gave reproducible MICs when re-tested. A reproducible assay was developed for antimicrobial susceptibility testing of C. trachomatis. MICs of azithromycin were generally comparable for the two different patient groups. MICs of doxycycline were significantly higher in the persistently infected patients. However, interpretation of elevated MICs in C. trachomatis is extremely challenging in the absence of breakpoints, or wild-type and treatment failure MIC distribution data.
Chatrath, Vandana; Rohrer, Thomas E
Granuloma faciale has been treated in the past with different modalities but the majority have had the risk of scarring. Based on the principle of selective photothermolysis, we considered using the newer long-pulsed tunable dye laser for the treatment of granuloma faciale to target the vessels and minimize scarring. Confirmation of the diagnosis by a punch biopsy of the lesion was followed by three treatments on separate occasions 6 weeks apart with the long-pulsed tunable dye laser. There was significant flattening of the lesions after two treatments, with complete clearing after the third. No scarring was detectable and there was no recurrence in the 9-month follow-up. We conclude that granuloma faciale may be successfully treated with the long-pulsed tunable dye laser with minimal risk of scarring, especially in cosmetically sensitive areas.
Heijnen, Willemijn T C J; Pluijms, Esther M; Birkenhager, Tom K
This report describes a 55-year-old woman who had 1 previous episode of major depression that responded favorably to treatment with tricyclic antidepressants. After the development of Addison disease, she experienced a new episode of major depression that failed to respond to adequate treatment with imipramine and was subsequently successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) with steroid cover. The patient did not experience adrenal crisis or adverse effects. After 9 ECT sessions, she attained full remission. These findings support the suggestion that ECT treatment is safe in patients with Addison disease when using 100 mg intravenous hydrocortisone as prophylaxis.
Mitsos, Sofoklis; Patrini, Davide; Velo, Sara; Antonopoulos, Achilleas; Hayward, Martin; George, Robert S; Lawrence, David; Panagiotopoulos, Nikolaos
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a constellation of signs and symptoms caused by compression of the neurovascular structures in the thoracic outlet. TOS may be classified as either neurogenic TOS (NTOS) or vascular TOS: venous TOS (VTOS) or arterial TOS (ATOS), depending on the specific structure being affected. The basis for the surgical treatment of TOS is resection of the first rib, and it may be combined with scalenectomy or cervical rib resection. Herein, we describe a case of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome which was successfully treated with totally endoscopic video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) first rib resection.
Nagashima, Satoshi; Kiba, Takayoshi; Ogawa, Yoshikazu; Mura, Takuya; Kajiume, Sayoko; Okada, Yuuko; Morii, Nao; Takahashi, Hirotoshi; Ichiba, Yasunori; Yamashiro, Hiroyasu
Here, we report about a 60-year-old woman with metastatic breast cancer who was successfully treated for paclitaxelinduced peripheral neuropathy with duloxetine. She was administered trastuzumab plus paclitaxel(PTX)combination therapy that was ultimately discontinued because of grade 3 peripheral neuropathy detected on day 15, according to the CTCAE (v4.0). She was administered duloxetine on day 90 after the end of the previous therapy because of the peripheral neuropathy. Thereafter, the peripheral neuropathy decreased to grade 1, which enabled PTX administration on her request. Further trials are required to confirm the efficacy of duloxetine.
Tsuda, Shingo; Matsushima, Masashi; Suzuki, Takayoshi; Kawanishi, Aya; Carreras, Joaquim; Nakamura, Jun; Tsukune, Yoko; Uchida, Tetsufumi; Koike, Jun; Igarashi, Muneki; Mine, Tetsuya; Imai, Yutaka
Leiomyoma is one of the most commonly observed esophageal submucosal tumors, often appearing as a smooth-surfaced and semicircular protruded lesion. It sometimes grows toward the esophageal lumen and may be pedunculated in rare cases. We encountered a case of a pedunculated esophageal submucosal tumor diagnosed before treatment as a leiomyoma originating in the muscularis mucosae of a 68-year-old man. As the tumor arose in the muscularis mucosae, it could be safely resected via an endoscopic procedure. Only one case of pedunculated leiomyoma has been reported to date, and we herein report the second case, which was successfully treated by a minimally invasive endoscopic technique.
Andersen, Rosa Marie; Lei, Ulrikke
The small molecule vismodegib is a great treatment alternative to patients challenged, e.g. psychiatric disorders, suffering from severe basal cell carcinoma of the skin in which surgery or other treatment modalities is not possible because of patient's wish or condition. We present a case of a 73......-year-old schizophrenic patient with a 15-year history of a neglected tumour located at the forehead and scalp, admitted to hospital in a state of inanition because of tumour expansion to the meninges and severe anaemia caused by bleeding, treated successfully with vismodegib....
Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernias are commonly symptomatic within 24 hours after birth, but late presentation is not uncommon. Late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia poses diagnostic difficulties as clinical picture are vague, and more commonly presented with non-specific gastrointestinal and respiratory symptoms. Due to the vague and non-specific clinical presentation, clinician faces a diagnostic dilemma resulting in delay in diagnosis and many a times an inappropriate management. This article reports 2 cases of late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia (over the period of 6 months from September 2014 to February 2015 in National Institute of Disease of Chest and Hospital (NIDCH. In first case, she was diagnosed as right-sided tubercular pleural effusion and was treated with CAT-1 anti-tubercular therapy for 6 months without any clinical improvement. Later CT scan of chest was done and diagnosed as a case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The second case was diagnosed as a left-sided hydropneumothorax and treated with left tube thoracostomy. During removal of the intercostal chest tube, some fatty tissue was pulled out of the thoracostomy site. In NIDCH, she was diagnosed as a case of diaphragmatic hernia by barium follow-through. Both cases were diagnosed as Bochdalek hernia during the repair of the hernia defect via thoracotomy.
Choi, Yoon Young; Kim, Zisun; Hur, Kyung Yul
Many studies have reported that laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) repair for recurrent inguinal hernia after an open hernioplasty was safe and effective. This study was conducted to evaluate TEP repair for recurrent inguinal hernia through a retrospective analysis of our data. We performed a retrospective analysis of the medical records of patients who were scheduled for laparoscopic TEP repair from December 2000 to December 2008. A total of 1065 cases of laparoscopic TEP repairs were performed for 944 patients by a single surgeon, and 100 cases of recurrent inguinal hernias were enrolled. The mean operation time was longer in the recurrent hernia group than that in the primary hernia group (P TEP repair is safe and effective for treating recurrent inguinal hernia after an open hernioplasty, because the recurrence rate was low (2%) and other complications were similar for both groups. Direct inguinal hernia was more frequent in patients who had recurrent inguinal hernia.
Full Text Available Introduction: Conventional bilateral spinal anaesthesia is commonly used for surgical treatment of inguinal hernia because it causes fast development of block with relatively small dosage of local anaesthetic; furthermore, it is easily administered, reduces the level of metabolic response to stress, reduces the incidence of deep venous thrombosis and respiratory depression. On the other hand, the main side effect is hypotension Objective: The goal of the research was to determine which of the two methods of spinal anaesthesia (conventional bilateral, achieved with regular dosage of long-lasting bupivacaine or hypobaric unilateral, achieved with combined application of bupivacaine and fentanyl ensures higher hemodynamic stability during tension-free hernioplasty in patients from group I and II of ASA classification system. Methods: The research was conducted as a prospective, controlled clinical study with the total amount of 50 patients, males and females, and within the age span ranging from 17 to 77, who all had indications for surgical treatment of one-sided inguinal hernia under spinal anaesthesia. The hemodynamic parameters (heart rate, systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure were measured during following intervals: T1 - during preanaesthetic visit, T2 - after premedication and the iv administration of Ringer's lactate solution, T3 - 15 minutes after the administration of spinal anaesthesia, T4 - after the surgical incision, T5 - intraoperatively, T6 - during the placement of the last surgical stitch on the skin, T7 - one hour postoperatively. Results: The results showed that the frequency of clinically relevant hypotension was statistically much higher in patients with bilateral spinal anaesthesia (24 % when compared to patients administered with unilateral spinal anaesthesia (4%. Ten minutes after the application of spinal anaesthesia the mean arterial pressure has decreased by 20% when compared to basic values in group BB, and by
Teo, K A T; Burns, E; Garcea, G; Abela, J E; McKay, C J
Lumbar hernias are rare, resulting from protrusion through the posterior abdominal wall that may be congenital, acquired or spontaneous. They very rarely present with acute bowel obstruction. We present a case of incarcerated small bowel within a spontaneous inferior (Petit's) lumbar hernia, treated by early open repair with mesh insertion. This case highlights the importance of thorough clinical examination and a high index of suspicion, even in the absence of previous surgery around the anatomical site of the suspected hernia, in order to effect an early repair before the onset of ischaemia in incarcerated contents.
Paksoy, Melih; Sekmen, Ümit
Groin pain is an important clinical entity that may affect a sportsman's active sports life. Sportsman's hernia is a chronic low abdominal and groin pain syndrome. Open and laparoscopic surgical treatment may be chosen in case of conservative treatment failure. Studies on sportsman's hernia, which is a challenging situation in both diagnosis and treatment, are ongoing in many centers. We reviewed the treatment results of 37 patients diagnosed and treated as sportsman's hernia at our hospital between 2011-2014, in light of current literature.
Mayank Jayant Robin Kaushik
... missed.METHODS:Despite being operated for fracture of the femur after a road traffic accident,a50-year-old female patient remained undiagnosed with a right sided traumatic lumbar hernia for nearly six months...
José Rafael Pires Bueno
Full Text Available Studies on sewage sludge (SS have confirmed the possibilities of using this waste as fertilizer and/or soil conditioner in crop production areas. Despite restrictions with regard to the levels of potentially toxic elements (PTE and pathogens, it is believed that properly treated SS with low PTE levels, applied to soil at adequate rates, may improve the soil chemical and microbiological properties. This study consisted of a long-term field experiment conducted on a Typic Haplorthox (eutroferric Red Latosol treated with SS for seven successive years for maize production, to evaluate changes in the soil chemical and microbiological properties. The treatments consisted of two SS rates (single and double dose of the crop N requirement and a mineral fertilizer treatment. Soil was sampled in the 0-0.20 m layer and analyzed for chemical properties (organic C, pH, P, K, Ca, Mg, CEC, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Zn, Cd, Ni, and Pb and microbiological properties (basal respiration, microbial biomass activity, microbial biomass C, metabolic quotient, microbial quotient, and protease and dehydrogenase enzyme activities. Successive SS applications to soil increased the macro- and micronutrient availability, but the highest SS dose reduced the soil pH significantly, indicating a need for periodic corrections. The SS treatments also affected soil microbial activity and biomass negatively. There were no significant differences among treatments for maize grain yield. After seven annual applications of the recommended sludge rate, the heavy metal levels in the soil had not reached toxic levels.
Burcharth, Jakob; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian
BACKGROUND: To investigate the relation between groin hernia subtypes in patients operated for bilateral hernias. METHODS: With data from the Danish Hernia Database, we identified all patients operated for primary groin hernias from 1998 to 2012. Within this cohort all patients that were...... bilaterally operated were analyzed. Risk factors for bilateral groin hernia operation as well as the relationship between groin hernia subtypes bilaterally, were analyzed using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis and Kappa statistics. RESULTS: A total of 108, 775 persons with primary groin hernia...... repair (89.9% males) were registered, and of those were 12,041 persons operated bilaterally (94.9% males). Females and males operated for a unilaterally direct inguinal hernia (DIH) had increased Hazard Ratios (HR) of 3.85 (CI 95% 2.14-6.19) and 4.46 (CI 95% 2.57-7.88) of being contralaterally operated...
Habibeh, Omar; Elsayad, Khaled; Kriz, Jan; Haverkamp, Uwe; Eich, Hans Theodor [University Hospital of Muenster, Department of Radiation Oncology, Muenster (Germany)
Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs) are aggressive malignancies which represent one of the major post-transplant complications. However, treatment options vary significantly and localized disease may be curatively treated with radiotherapy (RT) or surgery. We report a case of recurrent rectal PTLD, which was successfully treated by chemoimmunotherapy followed by RT. We describe a patient who developed a rectal lymphoproliferative lesion 11 years after kidney transplant, which was successfully treated with consolidative RT using 25.4 Gy sequential to chemoimmunotherapy (R-CHOP). RT was well tolerated and the patient showed no signs of grade 3 or 4 toxicity. This patient is free of recurrence 52 months after RT, with an overall survival of 62 months since diagnosis. Conventionally fractionated moderate-dose RT appears to be a tolerable and effective treatment option for localized PTLD if a sufficient systemic treatment cannot be applied. (orig.) [German] Posttransplantationslymphoproliferative Erkrankungen (PTLDs) sind eine haeufige Komplikation nach einer Organtransplantation. Nichtdestotrotz unterscheiden sich die Behandlungsmoeglichkeiten signifikant und vor allem lokalisierte Stadien koennen kurativ entweder mit Strahlentherapie (RT) und/oder Operation behandelt werden. Wir berichten ueber einen Fall einer rezidivierten rektalen PTLD, die erfolgreich mit einer Chemoimmuntherapie mit anschliessender RT behandelt wurde. Wir beschreiben einen Patienten der 11 Jahre nach einer Nierentransplantation eine PTLD entwickelte. Diese wurde erfolgreich mit konsolidierender RT (25,4 Gy) im Anschluss an eine Chemoimmuntherapie (R-CHOP) behandelt. Die RT wurde komplikationslos vertragen und es zeigten sich keine Nebenwirkungen. Das rezidivfreie Ueberleben betrug zum Zeitpunkt der letzten Nachsorgeuntersuchung 52 Monate mit einer Gesamtueberlebenszeit von 62 Monaten seit der Diagnose. Die konventionelle fraktionierte moderat dosierte RT scheint eine gut
Shinkai, Toko; Masumoto, Kouji; Chiba, Fumiko; Tanaka, Nao
Current treatment options for lymphatic malformations (LMs) are multimodal. Recently, the effectiveness of treating LMs with Eppikajyutsuto (TJ-28) has been reported. TJ-28 is a kind of oral herbal medicine classified as the traditional Japanese Kampo medicine. A 12-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital for intermittent upper abdominal pain. Radiological examinations revealed a large (9.5 × 5.8 × 10.0 cm) retroperitoneal LM, which was suspected to adhering and stretching both pancreas head and duodenum. The large retroperitoneal tumor resection might induce involving complications because of the size and the location. Therefore, we used TJ-28 in order to diminish the tumor size before surgery. The patient received oral doses of 7.5 g/day (2.5 g × 3 times/day) of TJ-28. Six months after the medication, the tumor decreased markedly to 3.5 × 1.5 × 1.2 cm in size. Thereafter, the mass was sub-totally resected (95%) via a 3 cm trans-umbilical incision without any surgical complications. We reported a case of successfully treated retroperitoneal LM with the combination treatment of TJ-28 and surgery. Based on our experience, this TJ-28 treatment option may be very useful in treating cases of LMs having surgical difficulties because of size and/or location.
Fabiana Imagawa; Lina Wang; Olga Maria Garcia Ferreira; Karine Furtado Meyer; Maurício Macedo
Objective: We report the results of a simple technique for umbilicoplasty recently used in patients with umbilical hernia and large umbilical protrusion. Methods: Between December 2005 and July 2006, ten children with umbilical hernia and large umbilical protrusion were treated with the technique described. Results: There were no postoperative complications, and the new technique produces acceptable aesthetic results. Cconclusions: The new technique for umbilicoplasty presents good solution f...
Full Text Available Objective: We report the results of a simple technique for umbilicoplasty recently used in patients with umbilical hernia and large umbilical protrusion. Methods: Between December 2005 and July 2006, ten children with umbilical hernia and large umbilical protrusion were treated with the technique described. Results: There were no postoperative complications, and the new technique produces acceptable aesthetic results. Cconclusions: The new technique for umbilicoplasty presents good solution for reconstruction of the protruding umbilical skin.
Hyun, Jong Jin; Bak, Young-Tae
The relationship between hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been greatly debated over the past decades, with the importance of hiatal hernias first being overemphasized and then later being nearly neglected...
Full Text Available Chang Hyun Han,1,* Hwa Soo Hwang,2,* Young Joon Lee,3 Sang Nam Lee,4 Jane J Abanes,5 Bong Hyo Lee6 1Clinical Research Division, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, 2Chims-Saengvit Oriental Medicine Clinic, Seoul, 3Department of Preventive Korean Medicine, 4Department of Qigong, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea; 5Daniel K Inouye Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, USA; 6Department of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Acupoint, College of Korean Medicine, Daegu Haany University, Daegu, South Korea *These authors contributed equally to this work Introduction: Despite improved research in the treatment, depression remains difficult to treat. Till date, successful treatment of depression using taping therapy has not been known yet. We report cases where patients with severe depressive symptoms were successfully treated by taping therapy, a new approach.Methods: In case 1, a patient was taking several psychiatric medications for 10 years and admitted often to the psychiatric hospital with a leaning head, flexible legs, and nearly closed eyes; in case 2, a patient after a hysterectomy complained with heart palpitations, depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, insomnia, and gastrointestinal problems; and in case 3, a patient with complaints of adverse effects from antidepressant medications had suicidal thoughts frequently. The medical tapes were placed on acupoints, trigger points, and pain points found by finger pressing examination in the chest, sides, and upper back of the patients.Results: In case 1, the patient started weeping immediately after the first treatment. He discontinued psychiatric drugs and returned to baseline functioning after 2 months. In case 2, the patient felt at ease showing decreased palpitation immediately after the first treatment, and after 1 week, she quit medications. In case 3, the patient experienced a
Lutwak, Nancy; Dill, Curt
A 59-year-old male with history of hepatitis C, refractory ascites requiring multiple paracentesis and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement presented to the emergency department with 2 days of abdominal pain. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 104/66 and pulse of 94. The abdomen was remarkable for distention and a tender incarcerated umbilical hernia. The skin overlying the hernia was pale with areas of necrosis. The patient immediately underwent laparotomy which was successful.
Full Text Available Hepatic encephalopathy due to intrahepatic portosystemic venous shunts (IPSVS in a non-cirrhotic condition is rare. Here we report a rare case of a patient with congenital multiple IPSVS successfully treated by percutaneous transhepatic obliteration. The patient was a 67-year-old woman who presented to our hospital with progressive episodes of consciousness disorder and vomiting. Laboratory tests revealed hyperammonemia (192.0 μg/dL, and computed tomography revealed multiple IPSVS in both lobes. There was no evidence of underlying liver disease or hepatic trauma. Transcatheter embolization for IPSVS was performed because conservative therapy was not sufficiently effective. After endovascular shunt closure, hepatic encephalopathy improved. The serum ammonia level normalized during the 5-year follow-up period. Thus, transcatheter embolization may be an effective therapy for patients with symptomatic and refractory IPSVS. Careful follow-up is necessary for portal hypertension-related complications after transcatheter embolization for IPSVS.
Hasegawa, Toshio; Matsukura, Tomoyuki; Suga, Yasushi; Muramatsu, Shigenori; Mizuno, Yuki; Tsuchihashi, Hitoshi; Haruna, Kunitaka; Ogawa, Hideoki; Ikeda, Shigaku
Acne conglobata is an uncommon disorder characterized by the presence of nodulocystic lesions. Conservative therapy with oral and topical antibiotics is of limited efficacy in many cases, and surgical excision is often needed for removal of the cystic lesions. Treatment is particularly difficult in cases with lesions located in aesthetically sensitive areas, such as the face. We successfully treated a case of acne conglobata by CO(2) laser ablation to remove the top of the sinuses and their tracts. In addition, topical tretinoin therapy was also initiated simultaneously to prevent the appearance of new acne lesions. Based on the results, we propose that the use of CO(2) laser for opening the cysts, combined with topical tretinoin therapy to prevent the appearance of new lesions, is a powerful treatment option for acne conglobata.
Xie, Xiju; Yang, Xiaodong; Xu, Hao; Wang, Feng; Hu, Youfang
Asymptomatic intrapelvic meningocele is rare. Here, we report the case of a 30-year-old Chinese man who underwent sigmoidectomy due to megacolon. During the operation, an intrapelvic cyst was found and resected. Meningocele was confirmed by histological examination. The patient recovered well postoperatively with the exception of liquorrhoea. Conservative therapy was initiated, including draining, anti-infection and specific posture maintenance. During the following week, liquorrhoea was generally relieved and the patient was discharged. This is the first known report of liquorrhoea associated with intrapelvic meningocele resection successfully treated by conservative therapy. Our case indicates that conservative treatment may be considered for similar cases so that a second surgery is avoided. PMID:23720680
Caliyurt, Okan; Vardar, Erdal; Tuglu, Cengiz
We report a case of Cotard's syndrome associated with psychotic symptoms. A 27-year-old man was admitted to hospital with the diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder. His presenting symptoms, which had started 1 month before hospital admission, were somatic delusions of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular malfunction and the absence of a stomach, which resulted in a decrease in weight from 75 kg to 63 kg in 1 month. Cranial computed tomographic images showed dilatation of the lateral and third ventricles, whereas magnetic resonance imaging revealed central atrophy and lateral ventricle dilatation. Single- photon emission computed tomography demonstrated left temporal, left frontal and left parietal hypoperfusion. The patient did not respond to antipsychotic therapies, but he was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy. This report emphasizes that Cotard's syndrome may be accompanied by lesions of the left hemisphere and that electroconvulsive therapy could be the first-line therapy in such patients with psychotic disorder. PMID:15069468
Caliyurt, Okan; Vardar, Erdal; Tuglu, Cengiz
We report a case of Cotard's syndrome associated with psychotic symptoms. A 27-year-old man was admitted to hospital with the diagnosis of schizophreniform disorder. His presenting symptoms, which had started 1 month before hospital admission, were somatic delusions of gastrointestinal and cardiovascular malfunction and the absence of a stomach, which resulted in a decrease in weight from 75 kg to 63 kg in 1 month. Cranial computed tomographic images showed dilatation of the lateral and third ventricles, whereas magnetic resonance imaging revealed central atrophy and lateral ventricle dilatation. Single- photon emission computed tomography demonstrated left temporal, left frontal and left parietal hypoperfusion. The patient did not respond to antipsychotic therapies, but he was successfully treated with electroconvulsive therapy. This report emphasizes that Cotard's syndrome may be accompanied by lesions of the left hemisphere and that electroconvulsive therapy could be the first-line therapy in such patients with psychotic disorder.
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Full Text Available Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP is a benign papulonodular skin eruption with histologic features of malignant lymphoma. A new variant of LyP which was termed “type E” was recently described with similar clinical and histological features to angiocentric and angiodestructive T-cell lymphoma. LyP type E is characterized with recurrent papulonodular lesions which rapidly turn into hemorrhagic necrotic ulcers and spontaneous regression by leaving a scar. None of the available treatment modalities affects the natural course of LyP. For therapy various modalities have been used such as topical and systemic steroids, PUVA, methotrexate, bexarotene, and IFN alfa-2b. Here we present a severe and devastating case with a very rare variant of LyP type E, which is, to our knowledge, the first case successfully treated with IFN alfa-2a. Now disease has been maintaining its remission status for six months.
Full Text Available Two cases of mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix successfully treated by laparoscopy are reported. An 81-year-old woman with lower right back pain was diagnosed with mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix or appendiceal carcinoma and underwent elective laparoscopic surgery. The other case involved a 70-year-old man with hematochezia who was diagnosed with mucinous cystadenoma. He also underwent elective laparoscopic surgery. In these two cases, gauze was folded around the tumors rather than grasping them directly. The postoperative courses were uneventful, and these patients had no recurrent disease at 2-year follow-up. In such cases, surgical excision of the tumor without rupture is of paramount importance because rupture of the lesion can cause pseudomyxoma peritonei. Though appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma has been considered a contraindication of laparoscopic resection, it was possible to achieve this by using a laparoscopic procedure with a gauze technique.
Masiak, Anna; Zdrojewski, Zbigniew
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a chronic, relapsing, primary systemic small vessel vasculitis associated with anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies. The disease is characterised by the involvement of various organs. The relapse rate rises from about 20% at 12 months to about 60% at 5 years. The combination of glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide remains the standard therapy for patients with generalised GPA; nevertheless, some patients do not respond satisfactorily to this treatment. According to EULAR-EDTA recommendations for the management of ANCA-associated vasculitis, RTX should be considered for remission-induction of new-onset as well as major relapse of organ-threatening or life-threatening GPA. Here we present a 35-year-old patient with relapsing GPA successfully treated with RTX. We also highlight the infectious complications of immunosuppressive treatment.
Rafael Bandeira Lages
Full Text Available Acne fulminans is a rare condition and the most severe form of acne. It involves the sudden onset of febrile and multisystemic symptoms, with poor response to ordinary therapy in patients who previously had mild to moderate acne. It is characterized by hemorrhagic ulcerative crusting lesions on the face, chest and upper back. The authors report a case of acne fulminans that was successfully treated with oral prednisone and dapsone.A acne fulminans é uma condição rara e a mais severa forma de acne. Manifesta-se com um quadro agudo, febril e multissistêmico, resistente à terapêutica convencional em doentes com antecedente de acne leve ou moderada. As lesões são caracteristicamente úlcero-hemorrágicas e acometem preferencialmente tórax e face. Os autores relatam um caso de acne fulminans com excelente resposta terapêutica ao tratamento empregado.
Ciftci, Seyfettin; Ozbudak, Ersan; Yilmaz, Hasan; Ustuner, Murat; Ozkan, Levend; Culha, Mustafa Melih
Persistent lymphatic drainage is uncommon after most of the surgical operations. It is related with mechanical, nutritional and immunological problems as well as electrolyte imbalance and protein deficiency. It is most commonly seen in retroperitoneal surgeries including abdominal aortic surgery and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Conservative management is the first treatment choice and resolves the problem in most cases. However persistent high output drainage may not be resolved with conservative approach and surgical or invasive treatment may become necessary. Additionally, surgical management of persistent lymphatic drainage has not been sufficiently discussed in the literature. In this study, we present a case of persistent very high output lymphatic drainage after right radical nephrectomy which failed with conservative approach and was successfully treated with surgical management.
Lam-Phuong Nguyen DO
Full Text Available Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP is an extremely rare, relatively new, and distinct histological pattern of acute lung injury characterized predominately by the presence of intra-alveolar fibrin and associated organizing pneumonia. AFOP may be idiopathic or associated with a wide spectrum of clinical conditions. It has a variable clinical presentation from mild respiratory symptoms to that similar to the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Currently there is no consensus on treatment, and corticosteroids previously were of unclear benefit. To date, there are less than 40 cases of AFOP reported in the literature and only one has been linked to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Here we report the first case series of 2 patients who developed AFOP following allogenic stem cell transplant that were successfully treated with high-dose corticosteroids.
Marano, Salvatore; Zullino, Antonio; Mattacchione, Stefano; Mingarelli, Valentina; Luongo, Barbara; Tosato, Filippo
The management of giant hiatal hernia remains one of the most complicated surgical challenge and several operative approaches have been proposed during the years. Currently, the most practiced is the laparoscopic approach, which adds functional outcomes overlapping those of the conventional open surgery to the own advantages of the technique. The main problem of this operation is the high rate of recurrence, occurring independently by the specific technique adopted. An unexpected case of giant hiatal hernia, incidentally discovered in a patient candidate to cholecystectomy for gallstones, is presented. We describe the surgical procedure performed and our cornerstones for a correct and long-lasting hiatal hernia repair, comparing us with the current standards of care. Laparoscopy has facilitated the execution of some surgical steps, such as the hiatal visualization and the intra-thoracic esophagus mobilization, fundamental for the success of the operation. Inheriting the concept of tension free repair, the use of mesh reinforcing the hiatal defect is being encouraged, especially biologic meshes, although some authors warn their employment may introduce potential catastrophic complications for patient. Laparoscopy should be the approach of choice, whenever possible, to treat this condition, while the use of supportive prosthetic devices depends on the single patient's hernia characteristics and on the surgeon's personal experience and preferences. Anyways, many factors determine the final outcomes of the surgical intervention, some of which patient dependent, others operator-dependent but, independently from the approach adopted, this operation is often burdened by a high risk of recurrence.
Debergh, Isabelle; Fierens, Kjell
A Bochdalek hernia is a rare type of diaphragmatic defect, generally presenting in early childhood with acute signs of cardiorespiratory distress. We herein report a case of acute abdomen in a pregnant patient with pain increasing when lying on her right side. Laparoscopic evaluation revealed a right-sided Bochdalek hernia with incarcerated bowel. A successful reduction was possible, and laparoscopic repair appears to be a safe and feasible technique for the repair of these hernias.
Maydl's hernia is an uncommon presentation of inguinal hernia whereby predominantly right sided afferent and efferent loops of bowel herniate into the sac with an intervening intra-abdominal loop of bowel that is prone to strangulation. This could be missed if hernia repair is performed with inguinal approach only.
Bunting, David; Szczebiot, Lukasz; Cota, Alwyn
A wide range of diagnoses can present as inguinal hernia. Laparoscopic techniques are being increasingly used in the repair of inguinal hernias and offer the potential benefit of identifying additional pathology...
Chang, Kyung Yoon; Lee, In-Hee; Kim, Gi Jun; Cho, Kangwon; Park, Hoon Suk; Kim, Hyung Wook
Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) primarily occurs after rapid correction of severe hyponatremia. There are no proven effective therapies for ODS, but we describe the first case showing the successful treatment of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) by plasma exchange, which occurred after rapid development of hypernatremia from intravenous sodium bicarbonate therapy. A 40-year-old woman presented with general weakness, hypokalemia, and metabolic acidosis. The patient was treated with oral and intravenous potassium chloride, along with intravenous sodium bicarbonate. Although her bicarbonate deficit was 365 mEq, we treated her with an overdose of intravenous sodium bicarbonate, 480 mEq for 24 hours, due to the severity of her acidemia and her altered mental status. The next day, she developed hypernatremia with serum sodium levels rising from 142.8 mEq/L to 172.8 mEq/L. Six days after developing hypernatremia, she exhibited tetraparesis, drooling, difficulty swallowing, and dysarthria, and a brain MRI revealed high signal intensity in the central pons with sparing of the peripheral portion, suggesting CPM. We diagnosed her with CPM associated with the rapid development of hypernatremia after intravenous sodium bicarbonate therapy and treated her with plasma exchange. After two consecutive plasma exchange sessions, her neurologic symptoms were markedly improved except for mild diplopia. After the plasma exchange sessions, we examined the patient to determine the reason for her symptoms upon presentation to the hospital. She had normal anion gap metabolic acidosis, low blood bicarbonate levels, a urine pH of 6.5, and a calyceal stone in her left kidney. We performed a sodium bicarbonate loading test and diagnosed distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA). We also found that she had Sjögren's syndrome after a positive screen for anti-Lo, anti-Ra, and after the results of Schirmer's test and a lower lip biopsy. She was discharged and treated as an outpatient with
Okazaki, Yoko; Kitajima, Hiroyuki; Mochizuki, Narutaka; Kitaoka, Taichi; Michigami, Toshimi; Ozono, Keiichi
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare metabolic bone disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in the gene ALPL encoding the tissue nonspecific alkaline phosphatase (TNSALP). There is a broad range of severity in the phenotype of HPP, and the most severe form exhibits perinatal lethality without mineralization of the skeleton. Here, we describe a female infant with perinatal lethal HPP diagnosed in utero. She was treated with a recombinant ALP (asfotase alfa) as an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT), which started from 1 day after birth. She required invasive ventilation immediately upon birth and demonstrated severe hypomineralization of whole body bone. Severe respiratory insufficiency was controlled by intensive respiratory care with high-frequency oscillation ventilation and nitric oxide inhalation and deep sedation just after birth. Bone mineralization improved with treatment; improvements were visible by 3 weeks of age and continued with treatment. Serum calcium levels decreased following treatment, resulting in hypocalcemia and convulsion, and calcium supplementation was required until 3 months of treatment. She was weaned from mechanical ventilation and has now survived more than 1 year. This case demonstrates the success of ERT in treating the severest HPP and highlights the importance of early diagnosis and intervention for these patients.
Full Text Available Sweet’s syndrome is a neutrophilic dermatosis characterized by an abrupt onset of painful erythematous lesions showing neutrophilic infiltrates in the dermis. Fever and an elevated neutrophil level are generally observed. Sweet’s syndrome may be idiopathic, malignancy-associated, or drug-induced (mainly involving granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF administration. Although systemic corticosteroids are usually effective, the symptoms of Sweet’s syndrome recur in some refractory cases. Herein, we report a case of a 55-year-old Japanese woman with recurrent symptoms of fever (>39°C and painful erythematous lesions on her four extremities, trunk, and neck. Laboratory findings revealed leukocytosis and high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP and G-CSF. She was diagnosed with a recurrence of Sweet’s syndrome, and was exclusively treated with granulocyte and monocyte adsorption apheresis (GMA therapy once a week for 3 consecutive weeks. After the first session of GMA therapy, all symptoms including the erythematous lesions and fever were completely resolved, and serum G-CSF level was reduced. Leukocyte count, neutrophil count, serum amyloid A protein, and CRP levels were restored within normal ranges by 2 weeks. Thus, GMA therapy can successfully treat a patient with recurrent Sweet’s syndrome, potentially related to the restoration of elevated serum G-CSF levels.
Full Text Available Aim. To report a case of refractory fungal keratitis caused by Scedosporium apiospermum. Methods. Interventional case report. Results. A 47-year-old Malay housewife presented with left eye cornea ulcer as her first presentation of diabetes mellitus. There was no history of ocular trauma, contact lens used, or cornea foreign body. Scedosporium apiospermum was isolated from the cornea scrapping. Her cornea ulcer initially responded well to topical Amphotericin B within 3 days but subsequently worsened. Repeat cornea scrapping also yields Scedosporium apiospermum. This refractory keratitis was successfully treated with a combination of topical Amphotericin B and Voriconazole over 6 weeks. Conclusion. Scedosporium apiospermum keratitis is an opportunistic infection, which is difficult to treat despite tight control of diabetes mellitus and intensive antifungal treatment. The infection appeared to have very quick onset but needed long duration of treatment to completely heal. Surgical debridement always plays an important role as a therapeutic procedure as well as establishes the diagnosis through repeat scrapping.
Trip, M. D.; Düren, D. R.; Wiersinga, W. M.
Two patients with amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis were treated successfully with potassium perchlorate and carbimazole while treatment with amiodarone was continued. These antithyroid drugs were stopped after the patients had became clinically and biochemically euthyroid. During follow up, when
Siddique, K; Shrestha, A; Basu, S
Repair of primary and recurrent giant incisional herniae is extremely challenging and more so in the face of surgical field contamination. Literature supports the single- and multi-staged approaches including the use of biological meshes for these difficult patients with their associated benefits and limitations. This is a retrospective analysis of a prospective study of five patients who were successfully treated through a multi-staged approach but in the same hospital admission, not previously described, for the repair of contaminated primary and recurrent giant incisional herniae in a district general hospital between 2009 and 2012. Patient demographics including their BMI and ASA, previous and current operative history including complications and follow-up were collected in a secure database. The first stage involved the eradication of contamination, and the second stage was the definitive hernia repair with the new generation-coated synthetic meshes. Of the five patients, three were men and two women with a mean age of 58 (45-74) years. Two patients had grade 4 while the remaining had grade 3 hernia as per the hernia grading system with a mean BMI of 35 (30-46). All patients required extensive adhesiolysis, bowel resection and anastomoses and wash out. Hernial defect was measured as 204* (105-440) cm(2), size of mesh implant was 568* (375-930) cm(2) and the total duration of operation (1st + 2nd Stage) was 354* (270-540) min. Duration of hospital stay was 11* (7-19) days with a follow-up of 17* (6-36) months. We believe that our multi-staged approach in the same hospital admission (for the repair of contaminated primary and recurrent giant incisional herniae), excludes the disadvantages of a true multi-staged approach and simultaneously minimises the risks and complications associated with a single-staged repair, can be adopted for these challenging patients for a successful outcome (* indicates mean).
Trip, M.D.; Düren, D R; Wiersinga, W.M.
Two patients with amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis were treated successfully with potassium perchlorate and carbimazole while treatment with amiodarone was continued. These antithyroid drugs were stopped after the patients had became clinically and biochemically euthyroid. During follow up, when treatment with amiodarone continued, thyrotoxicosis did not recur. Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis seems to be a transient condition that can be treated successfully with a short course of antithyr...
Trip, M D; Düren, D R; Wiersinga, W M
Two patients with amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis were treated successfully with potassium perchlorate and carbimazole while treatment with amiodarone was continued. These antithyroid drugs were stopped after the patients had became clinically and biochemically euthyroid. During follow up, when treatment with amiodarone continued, thyrotoxicosis did not recur. Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis seems to be a transient condition that can be treated successfully with a short course of antithyroid drugs without stopping amiodarone treatment.
van Hout, L; Bökkerink, W J V; Ibelings, M S; Heisterkamp, J; Vriens, P W H E
Chronic post-operative inguinal pain (CPIP) is the most significant complication following inguinal hernia repair. Patients without a palpable hernia prior to surgery seemed to report more CPIP. Our aim was to evaluate the effects of surgery on patients with a clinically inapparent inguinal hernia as diagnosed using ultrasonography. A total of 179 hernia repairs in patients with a positive ultrasonography but negative physical examination were analysed retrospectively. Patients with recurrent hernias, femoral hernias or previous surgery to the inguinal canal were excluded. The primary outcome was the presence of chronic postoperative inguinal pain (pain > 3 months postoperatively). Data on preoperative complaints, surgical technique and findings during ultrasonography and surgery were also studied in relation to the development of CPIP. A quarter (25.1%) of the patients reported chronic postoperative pain. Female gender (p = 0.03), high BMI (p = 0.04) and atypical symptoms prior to surgery (p inguinal hernia as diagnosed using ultrasonography report a high incidence of CPIP after elective hernia repair. Patients with atypical groin pain prior to surgery are especially prone to CPIP. It is questionable whether these hernias should be classified and treated as symptomatic inguinal hernias. The results advocate taking other causes of groin pain into consideration before choosing surgical treatment.
Peces, Ramón; Cuesta-López, Emilio; Peces, Carlos; Selgas, Rafael
We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented with abdominal and flank pain with two successive pregnancies and was diagnosed of giant bilateral renal AMLs and pulmonary LAM associated with TSC in the post-partum of her second pregnancy. This case illustrates that in women with TSC rapid growth from renal AMLs and development of LAM may occur with successive pregnancies. It also stresses the potential for preservation of renal function despite successive bilateral renal surgery of giant AMLs. Moreover, the treatment with a low-dose rapamycin may be an option for LAM treatment. Finally, a low-dose rapamycin may be considered as an adjuvant treatment together to kidney-sparing conservative surgery for renal AMLs.
Full Text Available We report the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented with abdominal and flank pain with two successive pregnancies and was diagnosed of giant bilateral renal AMLs and pulmonary LAM associated with TSC in the post-partum of her second pregnancy. This case illustrates that in women with TSC rapid growth from renal AMLs and development of LAM may occur with successive pregnancies. It also stresses the potential for preservation of renal function despite successive bilateral renal surgery of giant AMLs. Moreover, the treatment with a low-dose rapamycin may be an option for LAM treatment. Finally, a low-dose rapamycin may be considered as an adjuvant treatment together to kidney-sparing conservative surgery for renal AMLs.
Dokmak, S; Aussilhou, B; Belghiti, J
Umbilical hernia (UH) is the most frequent abdominal wall complication of ascites in cirrhotic patients. Treatment to control ascites, which mainly consists of repeated paracentesis or transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), is mandatory; otherwise the risk of hernia recurrence is very high. Nowadays, surgical portosystemic shunts are rarely performed. Classically, hernia repair was offered only to patients with symptomatic UH, but presently, even if the hernia is minimally symptomatic, there is tendency to perform elective repair to avoid emergency surgery for complications associated with very high mortality and morbidity rates (rupture and strangulation). If liver transplantation is indicated, treatment of UH can be performed simultaneously, unless the hernia is highly symptomatic or complicated or if the waiting time on the transplantation list is long. During repair, necrotic skin tissue should be excised; the use of prosthetic material (if the defect is large) is possible with a low risk of infection as long as ascites is sterile. The advantage of laparoscopic repair of large UH is to avoid any skin incision (precluding ascitic fluid leak) and avoid exposing prosthetic mesh to necrotic infected tissue. If the defect is small, UH repair can be performed under local anesthesia. Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Garófano-Jerez, José Maximiliano; López-González, Juan de Dios; Valero-González, Ma Angeles; Valenzuela-Barranco, Manuel
Bochdalek hernias (BHs) are produced in the posterolateral area of the diaphragm. They are generally congenital, appearing in childhood, but are also detected in asymptomatic adult patients seeking medical attention for other reasons. Computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is used for the correct diagnosis of the hernia type and for its localization, facilitating its management and the choice of treatment. We describe three cases of Bochdalek hernia, two on the right side and one bilateral, which was larger on the right than left side. All of these hernias contained only omental fat. In one patient, the right kidney was adjacent to the diaphragmatic defect but remained within the abdomen. The patients showed no symptoms and were not surgically treated. Examination by multislice CT with the possibility of coronal and sagittal reconstruction should be considered the standard method for diagnosing this entity. MRI in T1 is highly valuable to evaluate fat-containing chest lesions. The incidental finding of BH in asymptomatic adults is increasing, thanks to the wider application of new imaging techniques.
Yang, Xue-Fei; Liu, Jia-Lin
External abdominal hernia occurs when abdominal organs or tissues leave their normal anatomic site and protrude outside the skin through the congenital or acquired weakness, defects or holes on the abdominal wall, including inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, femoral hernia and so on. Acute incarcerated hernia is a common surgical emergency. With advances in minimally invasive devices and techniques, the diagnosis and treatment have witnessed major changes, such as the use of laparoscopic surgery in some cases to achieve minimally invasive treatment. However, strict adherence to the indications and contraindications is still required.
Grabowski, K; Lewandowski, A; Moroń, K; Strutyńska-Karpińska, M; Błaszczuk, J; Machała, R
Pleural hernia of the oesophageal substitute from pedicled intestinal segment is one of the late postoperative complications. 13 cases of patients with oesophagus reconstructed because of lye ingestion stenosis are presented. Problems concerning diagnosis and treatment of pleural hernia are analysed. Eight patients with minor symptoms were treated conservatively. Five patients were operated, two of them from acute necrosis of the substitute. Necrosis was caused by incarceration of the bowel and torsion of the mesentery. Elective operative treatment consisted of reduction of hernia sac contents, closing of the hernia orifice, chest drainage and temporary gastronomy. In patient operated as an emergency cases necrotic part of substitute was removed. This resulted in oesophageal exclusion in the neck, creating gastronomy. Chest drainage was also performed.
Caudill, P; Nyland, J; Smith, C; Yerasimides, J; Lach, J
This review summarises the existing knowledge about pathogenesis, differential diagnosis, conservative treatment, surgery and post-surgical rehabilitation of sports hernias. Sports hernias occur more often in men, usually during athletic activities that involve cutting, pivoting, kicking and sharp turns, such as those that occur during soccer, ice hockey or football. Sports hernias generally present an insidious onset, but with focused questioning a specific inciting incident may be identified. The likely causative factor is posterior inguinal wall weakening from excessive or high repetition shear forces applied through the pelvic attachments of poorly balanced hip adductor and abdominal muscle activation. There is currently no consensus as to what specifically constitutes this diagnosis. As it can be difficult to make a definitive diagnosis based on conventional physical examination, other methods, such as MRI and diagnostic ultrasonography are often used, primarily to exclude other conditions. Surgery seems to be more effective than conservative treatment, and laparoscopic techniques generally enable a quicker recovery time than open repair. However, in addition to better descriptions of surgical anatomy and procedures and conservative and post-surgical rehabilitation, well-designed research studies are needed, which include more detailed serial patient outcome measurements in addition to basing success solely on return to sports activity timing. Only with this information will we better understand sports hernia pathogenesis, verify superior surgical approaches, develop evidence-based screening and prevention strategies, and more effectively direct both conservative and post-surgical rehabilitation.
Ekberg, O.; Kullenberg, K.
Nineteen patients with direct diverticular inguinal hernia (DDIH) were examined with herniography and surgically explored. A lump medially in the groin and pain were the prominent clinical manifestations in 18 patients. Physical examination indicated the presence of a DDIH in 6 patients. In 16 patients herniography revealed hernial sacs protruding from the supravesical fossa in 5 and from the medial inguinal fossa in 11. At operation a circumscribed defect was found in the transverse fascia laterally and cranially to the pubic tubercle in all patients. In 16 patients peritoneal hernial sacs were demonstrated at surgery while in 3 only lipomas (fatty hernia) were contained within the defect. In our opinion DDIH is a specific variety of inguinal hernia with a fairly typical clinical presentation and radiographic appearance but probably often overlooked at surgery.
Lassandro, Francesco; Iasiello, Francesca; Pizza, Nunzia Luisa; Valente, Tullio; Stefano, Maria Luisa Mangoni di Santo; Grassi, Roberto; Muto, Roberto
Abdominal wall hernias are common diseases of the abdomen with a global incidence approximately 4%-5%. They are distinguished in external, diaphragmatic and internal hernias on the basis of their localisation. Groin hernias are the most common with a prevalence of 75%, followed by femoral (15%) and umbilical (8%). There is a higher prevalence in males (M:F, 8:1). Diagnosis is usually made on physical examination. However, clinical diagnosis may be difficult, especially in patients with obesity, pain or abdominal wall scarring. In these cases, abdominal imaging may be the first clue to the correct diagnosis and to confirm suspected complications. Different imaging modalities are used: conventional radiographs or barium studies, ultrasonography and Computed Tomography. Imaging modalities can aid in the differential diagnosis of palpable abdominal wall masses and can help to define hernial contents such as fatty tissue, bowel, other organs or fluid. This work focuses on the main radiological findings of abdominal herniations. PMID:21860678
Full Text Available Migration of hernia mesh into the bladder is a rare complication of inguinal hernioplasty. We present the case of an 85-year-old man who complained of hematuria and fever some 20 years after right hernioplasty. Cystoscopy and computed tomography revealed mesh migration into the right anterior wall of the bladder. Laparoscopic partial cystectomy with excision of the migrated mesh was performed successfully. To our knowledge, this is the first case of mesh migration into the bladder treated by laparoscopic partial cystectomy.
Full Text Available Jian-jun Wang,1,* Qi Liu,2,* Nan Wu,1 Xiao-die Zhou,1 Hai Wang,1 Xuan Wang,1 Pin Tu,1 Xiao-jun Zhou,1 Qun-li Shi1 1Department of Pathology, 2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jinling Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People’s Republic of China *These authors contributed equally to this work Abstract: Ovarian small-cell carcinoma hypercalcemic type (OSCCHT is a relatively rare and highly fatal gynecological malignancy. Prognosis is generally poor, and no treatment guidelines are offered. Here, we report a case of OSCCHT successfully treated by complete excision and a postoperative chemotherapy scheme of carboplatin and paclitaxel. A 29-year-old female with with pelvic mass and significantly increased serum calcium (4.90 mmol/L was referred to our hospital on August 22, 2013. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed a pelvic nonhomogeneous echo of a 113×102 mm mass, possibly coming from the adnexa of the uterus. Preoperative examinations indicated high levels of serum calcium and relevant acute renal dysfunction; hence, continuous renal replacement therapy was performed until all tests reached minimum operation requirements. Interestingly, after excision, serum calcium levels decreased rapidly and therefore, extra calcium had to be taken in order to take the level back up to normal. The patient was diagnosed with OSCCHT based on the clinical data and pathological examinations. After six cycles of chemotherapy, the patient was in a good condition and on follow-up there were no signs of recurrence. Keywords: small-cell carcinoma, hypercalcemic type, treatment, successful, ovary
Oliveira, Daniel Riccioppo C.f. De [UNIFESP; Aldo Junqueira Rodrigues Jr.
Bochdalek´s hernia is a congenital malformation of the posterolateral diaphragm region. It is more common on the left and more frequently seen in newborns and rare in adults, with over a few 100 reported cases. We present a case of Bochdalek´s hernia in a 49-year-old patient with long term dyspeptic symptoms. The upper endoscopy showed a gastric fundus herniation sliding into the chest through the diaphragmatic defect. The patient also presented with a rare pulmonary malformation ...
Kovari, Viktor Zsolt
To detail the management, complications and results of a crossbow arrow injury, where the broadhead went through the mouth, tongue, soft palate, C2 vertebra, spinal canal, dural sack, exiting the neck posteriorly and the arrow shaft lodged in the spine causing mild spinal cord injury. Case presentation. A penetrating axial cervical spine crossbow injury was treated successfully in spite of the following interdisciplinary complications: meningitis, cerebrospinal fluid leakage, re-bleeding, and cardiac arrest. The shaft was removed from the neck, and C1-3 dorsal stabilization was performed. Controlled Computed Tomography (CT) showed adequate implant position. After 4 months the patient's fine motor skills improved, and he became able to button his shirt on his own, and to eat and drink without any help. Additionally, he was able to walk without any support. At the time of control at the outpatient clinic his behavior was adequate: he cooperated with the examining doctor and answered with short sentences although his psychomotor skills were slightly slower. Although bow and crossbow spine injuries are rare nowadays they still occur. The removal of a penetrating missile resulting in such a spinal injury required a unique solution. General considerations, such as securing the airway, leaving the penetrating arrow in the neck and immobilizing both the arrow and neck for transport, thorough diagnostic imaging, preventing cerebrospinal fluid leakage, administering prophylactic antibiotics with broad coverage and stabilizing the spine if required, are advised.
Ko, Bong Suk; Kim, Nae Yu; Ryu, Ah Jung; Kim, Dong Soon; Gong, Soo Jung; Kim, Dae Kyung; Son, Hyun Jin
A 50-year-old male patient presented with a right scrotal mass that had been growing rapidly for more than one year. A heterogeneous enhancing right scrotal mass (12×9 cm) with para-aortic and peri-caval lymphadenopathies was found on abdominal computed tomography (CT). Right orchiectomy was performed and the gross finding had shown intact testis with a well-defined, huge, whitish solid mass adjacent to the testis. According to pathology, the mass was characterized as a leiomyosarcoma, grade 3 (by National Cancer Instituted [NCI] system). Therefore, the diagnosis was stage III, grade 3 paratesticular leiomyosarcoma. The patient underwent additional systemic chemotherapy using ifosfamide and adriamycin. After nine cycles of chemotherapy, positron emission tomography-CT was performed and no FDP uptake was observed. The patient has been followed up for 12 months after systemic chemotherapy, and he has maintained a complete response. We report here on a rare case of paratesticular leiomyosarcoma treated successfully with orichiectomy and additional systemic chemotherapy. PMID:23091448
Full Text Available Pediatric polyarteritis nodosa is rare systemic necrotizing arteritis involving small- and medium-sized muscular arteries characterized by aneurysmal dilatations involving the vessel wall. Aneurysms associated with polyarteritis nodosa are common in visceral arteries; however intracranial aneurysms have also been reported and can be associated with central nervous system symptoms, significant morbidity, and mortality. To our knowledge extracranial involvement of the vertebral arteries has not been reported but has the potential to be deleterious due to fact that they supply the central nervous system vasculature. We present a case of a 3-year-old Haitian boy with polyarteritis nodosa that presented with extracranial vessel involvement of his vertebral arteries. After thorough diagnostic imaging, including a bone scan, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Angiography, and Computed Tomography Angiography, he was noted to have vertebral artery vasculitis, periostitis, subacute epididymoorchitis, arthritis, and myositis. He met diagnostic criteria for polyarteritis nodosa and was treated with cyclophosphamide, methylprednisolone, and tocilizumab, which resulted in improvement of his inflammatory markers, radiographic findings, and physical symptoms after treatment. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of vertebral artery vasculitis in polyarteritis nodosa as well as successful treatment of the condition using the combination cyclophosphamide and tocilizumab for this condition.
Watanabe, Kae; Rajderkar, Dhanashree A.; Modica, Renee F.
Pediatric polyarteritis nodosa is rare systemic necrotizing arteritis involving small- and medium-sized muscular arteries characterized by aneurysmal dilatations involving the vessel wall. Aneurysms associated with polyarteritis nodosa are common in visceral arteries; however intracranial aneurysms have also been reported and can be associated with central nervous system symptoms, significant morbidity, and mortality. To our knowledge extracranial involvement of the vertebral arteries has not been reported but has the potential to be deleterious due to fact that they supply the central nervous system vasculature. We present a case of a 3-year-old Haitian boy with polyarteritis nodosa that presented with extracranial vessel involvement of his vertebral arteries. After thorough diagnostic imaging, including a bone scan, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/Angiography, and Computed Tomography Angiography, he was noted to have vertebral artery vasculitis, periostitis, subacute epididymoorchitis, arthritis, and myositis. He met diagnostic criteria for polyarteritis nodosa and was treated with cyclophosphamide, methylprednisolone, and tocilizumab, which resulted in improvement of his inflammatory markers, radiographic findings, and physical symptoms after treatment. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of vertebral artery vasculitis in polyarteritis nodosa as well as successful treatment of the condition using the combination cyclophosphamide and tocilizumab for this condition. PMID:27018080
Yeung Trevor M
Full Text Available Abstract Background Spinal cord injury is a serious and debilitating condition, affecting millions of people worldwide. Long seen as a permanent injury, recent advances in stem cell research have brought closer the possibility of repairing the spinal cord. One such approach involves injecting oligodendrocyte progenitor cells, derived from human embryonic stem cells, into the injured spinal cord in the hope that they will initiate repair. A phase I clinical trial of this therapy was started in mid 2010 and is currently underway. Discussion The theory underlying this approach is that these myelinating progenitors will phenotypically replace myelin lost during injury whilst helping to promote a repair environment in the lesion. However, the importance of demyelination in the pathogenesis of human spinal cord injury is a contentious issue and a body of literature suggests that it is only a minor factor in the overall injury process. Summary This review examines the validity of the theory underpinning the on-going clinical trial as well as analysing published data from animal models and finally discussing issues surrounding safety and purity in order to assess the potential of this approach to successfully treat acute human spinal cord injury.
Kawada, Yasusuke; Takamasu, Tetsuya; Inuo, Chisato; Aikawa, Hiroyuki; Kurihara, Kazuyuki
We present a 15 years old boy who experienced unusual symptoms for pollen allergy, and successfully treated by rush immunotherapy. The patient started to complain erythema and edema on his face and serous rhinorrhea at 10 years old when going out. He entered baseball team at junior high school, and subsequently experienced choking sensation, dyspnea, face edema, and it was sometimes impossible to continue play. He was diagnosed as bronchial asthma at some hospital, and prescribed many anti-asthma medications including inhaled corticosteroid, which did not take effect. His symptoms deteriorated in summer and ameliorated in winter. When he was 15 years old, he was referred to us by a pediatrician for reassessment of his symptoms. Flow-volume curve was normal, and bronchial provocation test (acetylcholine and histamine), and exercise challenge were negative. IgE antibodies specific to grass pollens were highly positive. We made a diagnosis of pollinosis to grass pollens instead of bronchial asthma. Oral antihistamines and intranasal corticosteroid partially improved his symptoms. We started rush-immunotherapy of grass-pollens (oats and bromegrass), Japanese cedar, and ragweed. His symptoms improved dramatically on the next season of grass pollens.
Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Histopathologically, herpes simplex virus type 1 causes hemorrhagic necrosis. Overt hemorrhage is infrequent in herpes simplex virus encephalitis but can lead to poor outcomes. This report describes a successfully treated case of herpes simplex virus encephalitis associated with subarachnoid bleeding in which real-time polymerase chain reaction was useful for diagnosis. Case presentation A 30-year-old previously healthy Japanese woman who had fever and headache for five days presented with disorganised speech, unusual behavior and delusional thinking. Real-time polymerase chain reaction amplification of herpes simplex virus type 1 in cerebrospinal fluid was positive (38,000 copies/mL and antivirus treatment was started. During the course of her illness, the level of her consciousness decreased in association with desaturation and tachycardia. Thrombosis of the right pulmonary artery trunk with pulmonary embolism was evident on enhanced chest computed tomography. In addition, cranial computed tomography revealed subarachnoid and intraventricular bleeding. Intravenous heparin (12,000 U/day was started and the dose was adjusted according to the activated partial thromboplastin time for about a month (maximum dose of heparin, 20,400 U/day. After the treatments, her Glasgow coma score increased and the thrombosis of the pulmonary artery trunk had disappeared. Conclusions The present case raises the question of whether anticoagulant treatment is safe in patients with herpes simplex virus encephalitis complicated by subarachnoid bleeding.
Full Text Available The occurrence of perineal hernias in dogs during routine clinical surgery is frequent. The coexistence of rectal diseases that go undiagnosed or are not correctly treated can cause recurrence and postoperative complications. The objective of this report is to describe a surgical technique for treatment of rectal sacculation through lateral resection in dogs with perineal hernia, whereby restoring the rectal integrity.
Lakshmanan, Manu N; Meier, Stacey L Colton; Meier, Robert S; Lakshmanan, Ramaswamy
We present a case where dissociative identity disorder was effectively treated with memory retrieval psychotherapy. However, the patient's comorbid bipolar disorder contributed to the patient's instability and fortified the amnesiac barriers that exist between alter personality states in dissociative identity disorder, which made memory retrieval difficult to achieve. Implications from this case indicate that a close collaboration between psychologist and psychiatrist focused on carefully diagnosing and treating existing comorbid conditions may be the most important aspect in treating dissociative identity disorder. We present our experience of successfully treating a patient with dissociative identity disorder and bipolar disorder using this collaborative method.
Full Text Available Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH is a defect in the diaphragm through which intra-abdominal and retroperitoneal organs may pass. However, the presence of the testis in the thoracic cavity is rare. Here, we describe a case of left-sided Bochdalek CDH with herniation of the left testis through the defect into the thorax, which was managed successfully by primary orchiopexy.
Hyun, Jong Jin
The relationship between hiatal hernias and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has been greatly debated over the past decades, with the importance of hiatal hernias first being overemphasized and then later being nearly neglected. It is now understood that both the anatomical (hiatal hernia) and the physiological (lower esophageal sphincter) features of the gastroesophageal junction play important, but independent, roles in the pathogenesis of GERD, constituting the widely accepted "two-sphincter hypothesis." The gastroesophageal junction is an anatomically complex area with an inherent antireflux barrier function. However, the gastroesophageal junction becomes incompetent and esophageal acid clearance is compromised in patients with hiatal hernia, which facilitates the development of GERD. Of the different types of hiatal hernias (types I, II, III, and IV), type I (sliding) hiatal hernias are closely associated with GERD. Because GERD may lead to reflux esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and esophageal adenocarcinoma, a better understanding of this association is warranted. Hiatal hernias can be diagnosed radiographically, endoscopically or manometrically, with each modality having its own limitations, especially in the diagnosis of hiatal hernias less than 2 cm in length. In the future, high resolution manometry should be a promising method for accurately assessing the association between hiatal hernias and GERD. The treatment of a hiatal hernia is similar to the management of GERD and should be reserved for those with symptoms attributable to this condition. Surgery should be considered for those patients with refractory symptoms and for those who develop complications, such as recurrent bleeding, ulcerations or strictures. PMID:21927653
Full Text Available A 63-year-old Caucasian female patient presented with redness of the both foot and lower legs, as well as edema of the left lower leg, accompanied by subjective complaints of burning. Fever was not reported. Well-circumscribed oval shaped tumor formation was revealed also on the abdominal wall, with hyperpigmented and depigmented areas on its ulcerated surface, measuring approximately 10/10cm in diameter, with soft-elastic texture on palpation. The lesion occurred in 2011, according to the patient’s history. No subjective complaints were reported in association. The performed ultrasonography revealed intestinal loops in the hernial sac, without incarceration. The diagnosis of ventral abdominal hernia without mechanical ileus was made. The patient was referred for planned surgical procedure, because of her refusal on this stage.The clinical manifestation of the tumor formation on the abdominal wall, required wide spectrum of differential diagnosis, including aneurysm of the abdominal aorta, abdominal tumor, subcutaneous tumor or metastasis or hernia. In the presented cases, the abdominal wall mass was a sporadic clinical finding in the framework of the total-body skin examination in patient with erysipelas. The lack of subjective symptoms, as well as the reported history for hysterectomy and previously abscessus were not enough indicative symptoms for the correct diagnosis. The diagnosis of non-complicated hernia was made via ultrasonography, while the clinical differentiation between hernia and other life-threatening conditions as aneurysms or tumor was not possible.
Chang, Cindy Y; Trehan, Indi; Wang, Richard J; Thakwalakwa, Chrissie; Maleta, Ken; Deitchler, Megan; Manary, Mark J
Moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) affects 11% of children children aged 6-59 mo successfully treated for MAM in rural Malawi following randomized treatment with corn-soy blend plus milk and oil (CSB++), soy ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF), or soy/whey RUSF were followed for 12 mo. The initial supplementary food was given until the child reached a weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) >-2. The median duration of feeding was 2 wk, with a maximum of 12 wk. The hypothesis tested was that children treated with either RUSF would be more likely to remain well-nourished than those treated with CSB++. The primary outcome, remaining well-nourished, was defined as mid-upper arm circumference ≥12.5 cm or WHZ ≥-2 for the entire duration of follow-up. During the 12-mo follow-up period, only 1230 (63%) children remained well-nourished, 334 (17%) relapsed to MAM, 190 (10%) developed severe acute malnutrition, 74 (4%) died, and 139 (7%) were lost to follow-up. Children who were treated with soy/whey RUSF were more likely to remain well-nourished (67%) than those treated with CSB++ (62%) or soy RUSF (59%) (P = 0.01). A seasonal pattern of food insecurity and adverse clinical outcomes was observed. This study demonstrates that children successfully treated for MAM with soy/whey RUSF are more likely to remain well-nourished; however, all children successfully treated for MAM remain vulnerable.
Hu, Tingze; Xu, Zhicheng; Liu, Wenying
To summarize the clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of Bochdalek hernia in neonates and infants. The data of 15 neonates and 10 infants with Bochdalek hernia,undergoing the normal diagnosis and surgical repair from August 1983 to June 2004, were retrospectively reviewed. Location was left in 22 cases and right in 3 cases. Twenty-four cases were treated by operation and 1 case died of respiratory failure before operation. Before April 1998, 7 of 8 (5 neonates, 3 infants) cases of Bochdalek hernia stayed healthy and respiratory symptom-free 1 year after operation; they were followed up 1 year and 3 months to 11 years. One premature neonate with Bochdalek hernia died of respiratory failure before operation, and his lung volume was found to be dysplasia. From April 1998 to June 2004, 15 (8 neonates,7 infants) of 17 (10 neonates, 7 infants)cases of Bochdalek hernia survived postoperatively, while 2 neonates died of respiratory failure. The earlier dyspnoea of neonates of Bochdalek hernia occur, the worse their healthy status appear. The standard and timely surgical repairs could improve the curative ratio. Whether the operation was suspended depended on the healthy states of babies.
Tagaya, Nobumi; Makino, Nana; Saito, Kazuyuki; Okuyama, Takashi; Kouketsu, Shinichiro; Sugamata, Yoshitake; Oya, Masatoshi
Paraesophageal hiatal hernia is often associated with a number of complications such as intestinal obstruction, gastric volvulus and acute pancreatitis, each of which can result in critical conditions requiring surgery. Herein, we report our surgical procedure for paraesophageal hiatal hernia. Since 2003, we have surgically treated hiatal hernia in 18 patients, including 2 men and 16 women, with a mean age of 73 years. Thirteen patients (72.2%) had a type-I hiatal hernia, two (11.1%) had type III and three (16.7%) had type IV. The operative procedure consisted of a crural repair and anti-reflux maneuver. Laparoscopic procedures were completed in all patients. The mean operation time was 160.2 min for type I and 230.8 min for types III and IV. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 7.8 days, and there was no mortality. Three patients relapsed during the mean follow-up period of 74.9 months. Two of them were asymptomatic and one required laparoscopic reoperation. Laparoscopic surgery for paraesophageal hiatal hernia is safe and effective with minimal morbidity and early recovery. However, it is important to determine the appropriate timing of surgery based on the severity of the hernia and the patient's general status and comorbidities. © 2013 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Full Text Available Objectives: To assess and compare contrast sensitivity function in the previously amblyopic and non-amblyopic “normal” eyes of patients with microtropia and anisometropia who achieved 20/20 visual acuity after occlusion therapy. Materials and Methods: Contrast sensitivity was tested monocularly on both eyes of 34 successfully treated microtropic and 15 anisometropic subjects (visual acuity 20/20 in both eyes. Contrast sensitivity function was evaluated by CSV-1000E and age-matched nomograms were used (spatial frequencies of 3, 6, 12, and 18 cycles per degree [cpd] for comparison. Results: The mean age of subjects was 11.2±1.3 years in the microtropic group, 9.8±1.7 years in the anisometropic group (7-12 years; the mean follow-up time was 16.4±3.2 months (12 to 92 in the microtropic group and 27.7±1.8 months (12-84 in the anisometropic group. Statistical comparison of the microtropic amblyopic eyes versus non-microtropic eyes showed significant differences at spatial frequencies of 3, 12 and 18 cpd (3 cpd, t=2.8, p=0.007; 6 cpd, t=1.1 p=0.261; 12 cpd, t=2.2, p=0.033; 18 cpd, t=2.2, p=0.030. When anisometropic eyes were compared with non-anisometropic eyes, there was a significant difference only at 12 cpd (t=2.1 p=0.049. The comparison of non-amblyopic eyes versus age-matched nomograms revealed no differences at any of the spatial frequencies (p>0.05 for all. Conclusion: Contrast sensitivity was decreased in patients with amblyopia, especially in the microtropic group. The assessment of contrast sensitivity function may serve as a new parameter for termination of occlusion therapy.
Koh, Jason L; Zwahlen, Brad A; Altchek, David W; Zimmerman, Todd A
Posterior elbow impingement can cause disabling pain and limited motion during activities involving elbow extension. Less understood is whether arthroscopic treatment, compared to open surgery, can result in effective management of pain, loss of range of motion, and return athletes to previous levels of activity. This study determined whether arthroscopic debridement is a safe and effective treatment for posterior elbow impingement and whether it enables athletes to return to a previous level of function. A retrospective review of 36 consecutive patients that underwent arthroscopic debridement of the posterior elbow was performed. There were 34 male and 2 female patients, with a median age of 32 years (17-54 years). There were 7 professional athletes, 6 college athletes, and 23 high school or recreational athletes. All patients had a positive posterior impingement test for posterior pain with extension and limitations of activity. Arthroscopic debridement and additional surgical procedures were performed, and patients underwent follow-up visits at a median 51 months (range 14-81). Significant improvements were seen in pain, motion, and function. No neurovascular complications were seen related to the arthroscopic debridement. The mean Andrews and Timmerman elbow score improved from 159 ± 27 to 193 ± 11 (p Arthroscopic management of posterior elbow impingement is safe and effective and can return patients, including professional athletes, to high-level athletic activity. Athletes with symptomatic posterior elbow impingement can be successfully and safely treated with arthroscopic debridement and typically will return to preinjury levels of activity. IV.
Ipek, T; Eyuboglu, E; Aydingoz, O
Lumbar hernias are rare defects in the posterolateral abdominal wall that may be congenital or acquired. We present a case of laparoscopic approach to repair an acquired inferior triangle (Petit) lumbar hernia in a woman by using polytetrafluoroethylene mesh. The size of the hernia was 8 x 10 cm. The length of her hospital stay was 2 days. The patient resumed normal activities in less than 2 weeks. The main advantage of this approach is excellent operative visualization, thus avoiding injury to structures near the hernia during repair. Patients benefit from a minimally invasive approach with less pain, shortened hospital course, less analgesic requirements, better cosmetic result, and minimal life-style interference.
Full Text Available Traumatic abdominal wall hernia (TAWH is rare despite the high prevalence of blunt abdominal trauma. Bullhorn hernia occurs as a result of a direct blow to the abdominal wall by the horn of a bull, which disrupts the muscles and fascia and leads to hernia formation. We report a rare case of bullhorn TAWH in a 70-year-old patient who presented with swelling at the left lumbar region. The patient was managed by immediate surgical intervention. A surgeon must have high index of suspicion for the diagnosis of this condition as missed hernias in this setting pose a high risk of strangulation and gangrene.
Full Text Available Background: Incarcerated inguinal hernia is a commonly encountered urgent surgical condition, and tension-free repair is a well-established method for the treatment of noncomplicated cases. However, due to the risk of prosthetic material-related infections, the use of mesh in the repair of strangulated or incarcerated hernia has often been subject to debate. Recent studies have demonstrated that biomaterials represent suitable materials for performing urgent hernia repair. Certain studies recommend mesh repair only for cases where no bowel resection is required; other studies, however, recommend mesh repair for patients requiring bowel resection as well. Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of different surgical techniques performed for strangulated hernia, and to evaluate the effect of mesh use on postoperative complications. Study Design: Retrospective cross-sectional study. Methods: This retrospective study was performed with 151 patients who had been admitted to our hospital’s emergency department to undergo surgery for a diagnosis of incarcerated inguinal hernia. The patients were divided into two groups based on the applied surgical technique. Group 1 consisted of 112 patients treated with mesh-based repair techniques, while Group 2 consisted of 39 patients treated with tissue repair techniques. Patients in Group 1 were further divided into two sub-groups: one consisting of patients undergoing bowel resection (Group 3, and the other consisting of patients not undergoing bowel resection (Group 4. Results: In Group 1, it was observed that eight (7.14% of the patients had wound infections, while two (1.78% had hematomas, four (3.57% had seromas, and one (0.89% had relapse. In Group 2, one (2.56% of the patients had a wound infection, while three (7.69% had hematomas, one (2.56% had seroma, and none had relapses. There were no statistically significant differences between the two groups with respect to wound infection
Friis-Andersen, Hans; Bisgaard, Thue
the medical management of the database. RESULTS: The Danish Inguinal Hernia Database comprises intraoperative data from >130,000 repairs (May 2015). A total of 49 peer-reviewed national and international publications have been published from the database (June 2015). CONCLUSION: The Danish Inguinal Hernia......AIM OF DATABASE: To monitor and improve nation-wide surgical outcome after groin hernia repair based on scientific evidence-based surgical strategies for the national and international surgical community. STUDY POPULATION: Patients ≥18 years operated for groin hernia. MAIN VARIABLES: Type and size...... of hernia, primary or recurrent, type of surgical repair procedure, mesh and mesh fixation methods. DESCRIPTIVE DATA: According to the Danish National Health Act, surgeons are obliged to register all hernia repairs immediately after surgery (3 minute registration time). All institutions have continuous...
Jensen, K K; Henriksen, N A; Jorgensen, L N
PURPOSE: There is no consensus as to the treatment strategy for abdominal wall hernias in fertile women. This study was undertaken to review the current literature on treatment of abdominal wall hernias in fertile women before or during pregnancy. METHODS: A literature search was undertaken in Pub......Med and Embase in combination with a cross-reference search of eligible papers. RESULTS: We included 31 papers of which 23 were case reports. In fertile women undergoing sutured or mesh repair, pain was described in a few patients during the last trimester of a subsequent pregnancy. Emergency surgery...... of incarcerated hernias in pregnant women, as well as combined hernia repair and cesarean section appears as safe procedures. No major complications were reported following hernia repair before or during pregnancy. The combined procedure of elective cesarean section and abdominal wall hernia repair was reported...
Danzig, M R; Stey, A M; Yin, S S; Qiu, S; Divino, C M
The belief that irreducible hernias are repaired less successfully and with higher morbidity drives patients to seek elective repair. The aims of this study were threefold. First, this study sought to compare characteristics of patients undergoing irreducible and reducible ventral hernia repair. Second, to compare morbidity rates. Third, to determine which factors, including irreducibility, might be associated with recurrence. This observational study was a retrospective review of 252 consecutive ventral hernia patients divided into two cohorts: 101 patients who underwent repair of an irreducible ventral hernia, and 152 patients underwent repair of a reducible ventral hernia. The mean follow-up time was approximately 4 years in both groups. Patients undergoing repair of irreducible hernias had higher median BMI (31 vs. 27 kg/m2, p = 0.005), had their hernias longer (median 34 months compared to 12 months, p = 0.043), had more defects on average (mean 1.8 vs. 1.4, p hernia size (p = 0.821), nor the location of hernia (p = 0.261) differed significantly between the two groups. Morbidity rates, including rates of surgical site infection, obstruction, and recurrence, did not differ significantly; nor did recurrence-free survival (RFS) distributions. Risk factors for hernia recurrence on multivariate analysis included the repaired hernia being itself recurrent (HR = 2.06, 95% CI = 1.07-3.99, p = 0.031), the occurrence of post-operative surgical site infection (HR = 5.10, 95% CI = 2.18-11.91, p hernias did not have statistically significant differences in morbidity. Recurrence was not observed to be associated with irreducibility but was found to be associated with other post-operative complications.
Full Text Available We present two cases of incarcerated de Garengeot’s hernia. This anatomical phenomenon is thought to occur in as few as 0.5% of femoral hernia cases and is a rare cause of acute appendicitis. Risk factors include a long pelvic appendix, abnormal embryological bowel rotation, and a large mobile caecum. In earlier reports operative treatment invariably involves simultaneous appendicectomy and femoral hernia repair. Both patients were correctly diagnosed preoperatively with computed tomography (CT. Both had open femoral hernia repair, one with appendectomy and one with the appendix left in situ. Both patients recovered without complications. Routine diagnostic imaging modalities such as ultrasonography and standard CT have previously shown little success in identifying de Garengeot’s hernia preoperatively. We believe this to be the first documented case of CT with concurrent oral and intravenous contrast being used to confidently and correctly diagnose de Garengeot’s hernia prior to surgery. We hope that this case report adds to the growing literature on this condition, which will ultimately allow for more detailed case-control studies and systematic reviews in order to establish gold-standard diagnostic studies and optimal surgical management in future.
Callesen, T; Bech, K; Nielsen, R
BACKGROUND: The purpose of the study was to provide a detailed description of postoperative pain after elective day-case open inguinal hernia repair under local anaesthesia. METHODS: This was a prospective consecutive case series study. After 500 hernia operations in 466 unselected patients aged 18...... between types of surgery or hernia. CONCLUSION: Pain remained a problem despite the pre-emptive use of opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and local anaesthesia, irrespective of surgical technique....
Basrur, Gurudutt Bhaskar
Inguinal hernias are rare in females. The authors report a case of bilateral inguinal hernias in a 10-year-old female. On exploration, the patient was found to be having a sliding hernia containing incarcerated ovary as contents on both sides. Peroperatively the contents were reduced, the sac was transfixed at its base and the redundant sac was excised. The repair of this form of hernias is more difficult because of adhesions between the contents and the wall of the sac and risk of damage during dissection. A description of this clinical presentation in the pre operative assessment and operative management are discussed in this report.
Gurudutt Bhaskar Basrur
Full Text Available Inguinal hernias are rare in females. The authors report a case of bilateral inguinal hernias in a 10-year-old female. On exploration, the patient was found to be having a sliding hernia containing incarcerated ovary as contents on both sides. Peroperatively the contents were reduced, the sac was transfixed at its base and the redundant sac was excised. The repair of this form of hernias is more difficult because of adhesions between the contents and the wall of the sac and risk of damage during dissection. A description of this clinical presentation in the pre operative assessment and operative management are discussed in this report.
Andrzej Smereczyński; Katarzyna Kołaczyk; Jan Lubiński; Stefania Bojko; Maria Gałdyńska; Elżbieta Bernatowicz
The aim of the work was to present clinical material referring to rarely occurring abdom‑ inal cavity hernias in semilunar line – Spigelian hernias diagnosed with the help of ultra‑ sound. Material and methods: In the period from 1995 to 2001 785 anterior abdominal wall hernias were diagnosed including 11 Spigelian hernias (1.4%) diagnosed in 10 pa‑ tients (7 women and 3 men) aged from 38 to 65 years old (average age 48). Eight patients complained of spastic pain in abdomen, in...
Burcharth, J; Pommergaard, H C; Rosenberg, Jacob
Groin hernia has been proposed to be hereditary; however, a clear hereditary pattern has not been established yet. The purpose of this review was to analyze studies evaluating family history and inheritance patterns and to investigate the possible heredity of groin hernias.......Groin hernia has been proposed to be hereditary; however, a clear hereditary pattern has not been established yet. The purpose of this review was to analyze studies evaluating family history and inheritance patterns and to investigate the possible heredity of groin hernias....
Tonea, A; Andrei, S; Andronesi, D; Vasilescu, C; Diculescu, M; Andrei, Adriana; Ionescu, M
Aorto-esophageal fistula is a rare entity, determining huge digestive bleeding with a very poor prognostic most often. We present the case of a patient with aorto-esophageal fistula of unknown origin, treated successfully in the Center of Surgery and Liver Transplantation from Fundeni Clinical Institute. A young man, 21 years old, was admitted in our clinic from another hospital for repetitive severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding, with hematemesis and melena, pale, asthenia, without any pain; the bleeding stopped when he was admitted. The upper digestive endoscopy and esophago-gastro-duodenal radioscopy with barium did not show any lesion. During the 7th day the patient presents sudden massive hematemesis with hemodynamic instability; during the surgery we found two subcardial ulcers (stress ulcers?) for which we have done excision and suture which temporary stopped the bleeding. After 14 days, the patient had another massive bleeding; the upper endoscopy shows 28 cm far from the dental arch a protrusive formation of 6-7 mm with a telangiectasis aspect and with a white spot (possibly a central ulceration); 1 ml pure alcohol was injected inside it with temporary bleeding ceasing. After 3 days the patient is bleeding again, with marked decrease in blood pressure; a Blakemore tube stopped the bleeding until surgery was performed. During the intervention an aorto-oesophageal fistula is detected; we made the excision of the fistula with simple suture of the aorta, subtotal esophagectomy, cervico-stoma and gastrostomy, with good postoperative evolution. After 4 months the digestive transit is restored by esophagoplasty with tubulized stomach placed behind the sternum. The diagnostic and treatment difficulties encountered in these kind of cases need to consider also an aorto-esophageal fistula diagnosis, especially for the cases with Chiari triad (mild thoracic pain, sentinel digestive bleeding and exsanguination). The Blakemore tube can save patient's life by ensuring
Filip, S; Dragomirescu, C; Copăescu, C
Spiegelian hernia is a rare type of ventral abdominal hernia. Surgical treatment is recommended due to the high risk of complications. Laparoscopic treatment is preferred to open repair, by means of intraperitoneal or extraperitoneal mesh placement, either by transperitoneal(TAPP) or by total extraperitoneal (TEP) approach. Total extraperitoneal approach is rarely reported in the literature. To evaluate the results of laparoscopic repair of Spiegelhernia by total extraperitoneal approach. We prospectively studied the patients operated on for Spiegel hernia between October 2009 and March 2013 by laparoscopic TEP approach at Ponderas Hospital. Data regarding symptoms, sex, preoperative work-up,surgical technique, hospital stay and outcome of the procedure were analysed. Follow-up of the patients was achieved at 1week, 1 month, 6 months and yearly postoperatively and patients were evaluated for recurrence, chronic pain, mesh infection, time to reinsertion to normal activities and overall patient satisfaction score. We have treated 4 patients with Spiegel hernia by laparoscopic TEP repair, with mean age 55.25 years (range 50-64), sex ratio 1 (2 2); all patients were symptomatic, all cases had left sided hernias, the surgical intervention was elective in all cases. Mean hospital stay was 1.5 days (range1- 2 days). There was only one postoperative complication ina patient with asymptomatic seroma, with remission in 1 month. There were no recurrences, no mesh infection, no chronic pain or other morbidity at a mean follow-up of 25 months (range 12-53 months). The overall satisfaction score was maximal (5) in all cases. Spiegelian hernias are rare but surgery is mandatory because of the risk of complications like incarceration and strangulation. In the presented experience, laparoscopic total extraperitoneal approach proved to be an efficient technique,reproducible, with excellent results for Spiegel hernia treated electively. Celsius.
Azar, F K; Crawford, T C; Poruk, K E; Farrow, N; Cornell, P; Nadra, O; Azoury, S C; Soares, K C; Cooney, C M; Eckhauser, F E
Abdominal wall hernias are a common problem. The success of abdominal wall reconstruction decreases with increasing hernia size. This study summarizes the outcomes of one surgeon's experience using a "sandwich" technique for hernia repair in patients with loss of abdominal domain. We reviewed our ventral hernia repair (VHR) experience from 2008 to 2015 among patients with loss of domain, as defined by a hernia defect greater than 300 cm2. The percent of herniation through the defect, defined by a hernia sac-to-abdominal cavity volume ratio, was measured on preoperative CT scans by four independent reviewers and averaged. Outcomes were compared among those with giant ventral hernias (hernia sac-to-abdominal cavity volume >30%) and those with smaller defect ratios. Over the study period, 21 patients underwent VHR. In 17 patients (81%), a "sandwich" technique was utilized. Ten patients had hernia sac-to-abdominal cavity defects less than 30%, and 11 had defects greater than 30%. Preoperative characteristics were similar in both groups with the exception of a higher ASA score in those with giant ventral hernias and more Ventral Hernia Working Group Grade 3 hernias in those without giant ventral hernias. Postoperative outcomes were similar in both groups. There were no mortalities. There were two recurrences (18%) in the giant VHR group and none in the smaller defect group (p = 0.16). Surgical site occurrences were noted in 48% of patients and did not differ between giant and non-giant VHR groups (50 vs 45%, p = 0.84). Average postoperative length of stay was significantly longer in the giant VHR group (31 vs. 17 days, p = 0.03). Our results suggest that the "sandwich" technique for VHR is a safe and durable method to restore abdominal wall integrity in those with LOD, even in patients with giant ventral hernias.
Full Text Available A 24-year-old woman with coeliac disease and transient neutropenia developed mucormycosis with extensive involvement of the liver and small intestine. She was successfully treated with aggressive surgical debridements and long-term antifungal therapy with liposomal amphotericin B and posaconazole.
Full Text Available Green nail syndrome (GNS caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common bacterial nail infection. The treatment of GNS is challenging in many cases and recommendations based on clinical trials are lacking. We report two cases with GNS successfully treated with off-label use of topical nadifloxacin, a fluoroquinolone approved for acne and bacterial skin infections in some countries.
Audelin, Anne Margrethe; Lebech, Anne-Mette; Petersen, Ann Berith
A multi-drug-resistant, non-compliant HIV-1 patient was treated successfully with a combination of the drugs darunavir and etravirine for more than 8 months. The patient experienced an immunoreconstitution syndrome due to improved compliance. Examining previous resistance tests for this type of p...
Henriksen, Nadia A; Sorensen, Lars T; Bay-Nielsen, Morten
A systemically altered connective tissue metabolism has been demonstrated in patients with abdominal wall hernias. The most pronounced connective tissue changes are found in patients with direct or recurrent inguinal hernias as opposed to patients with indirect inguinal hernias. The aim...... of the present study was to assess whether direct or recurrent inguinal hernias are associated with an elevated rate of ventral hernia surgery....
Full Text Available Temporal triangular alopecia (TTA, also known as congenital triangular alopecia, is a nonscarring, noninflammatroy, circumscribed form of alopecia. TTA has been associated with several disorders, such as Phakomatosis Pigmentovascularis. Hair restoration surgery using follicular unit transplantation has been a successful treatment modality for TTA. Herein we report such a success that was sustained for over six years.
Holm, Jakob; Eiken, Pia; Hyldstrup, Lars
OBJECTIVE: We report a case of a successfully healed atypical femoral fracture (AFF) following treatment with teriparatide in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta (OI). To our knowledge, no successful treatment of AFFs with teriparatide in this subpopulation has ever been described. METHODS...
Kline-Fath, Beth M. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, MLC 5031, Cincinnati, OH (United States)
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, despite advances in therapy, remains a complex condition with significant morbidity and mortality. The etiology of the disorder is still incompletely understood, though the pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension that develop secondarily must be overcome to improve survival. Prenatal US and fetal MRI have helped in the development of a greater understanding of this disease. Also with these modalities, measurement techniques have been developed in an attempt to provide prognosticators for the development of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. There is a broad range of approaches for performing these measurements, and variability among imaging centers is noted. Despite inconsistent approaches, these techniques have become the foundation for counseling and prenatal and postnatal therapy. It is hoped that with further research with prenatal US and fetal MRI and the development of innovative medical and surgical therapies that the morbidity and mortality of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernias can be significantly reduced. (orig.)
Leitz, Evan M; Kwan, Sharon W
Splenosis, the ectopic implantation of splenic tissue, most commonly occurs in the peritoneal cavity following traumatic splenic injury with subsequent splenectomy. This entity is asymptomatic in a vast majority of patients. Occult gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a relatively rare presentation of splenosis. Previous cases of splenosis resulting in refractory GI bleeding have been treated with surgical excision of the ectopic splenic implant. We report a case of splenosis presenting as occult GI bleeding that was eventually treated with transarterial embolization. This presents an alternative minimally invasive approach to treating a patient with refractory GI bleeding secondary to splenosis.
Mohanna, Mosab T; Hofbauer, Günther F L
Ingenol mebutate (IM) is a topical pharmacotherapy approved in Switzerland since 2012 for treating non-hypertrophic, non-hyperkeratotic actinic keratosis (AK). We report 2 cases with off-label use of IM. The first case of bowenoid AK was treated with 150 μg IM for 3 consecutive days with an almost complete clinical remission of the lesion. The second case of Bowen's disease was treated with 500 μg IM for 2 consecutive days leading to complete clinical remission. © 2016 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Full Text Available Background. Large defects of the abdominal wall caused by incisional hernia still represent a challenging problem in plastic, reconstructive, and abdominal surgery. For their successful tension-free repair a proper selection of reconstructive material is essential. In the last decades, the use of synthetic meshes was dominant while biological autodermal grafts were rarely used. The aim of the study was to comparatively analyse efficacy and safety of autodermal graft and polypropylene mesh in surgical treatment of large abdominal wall defects. Methods. This prospective comparative clinical study enroled 40 patients surgically treated for large incisional hernia repair in a 10-year period. The patients were divided into two equal groups consisting of 20 subjects and treated either by biological autodermal graft or by synthetic polypropylene mesh. The surgical techniques of reconstruction, duration of surgery, the occurrence of early, minor, and major (severe and delyed complications and hospital stay were analyzed. The average follow-up took 2 years. Results. Statistically significant differences in demographic characteristics of patients and in size of defects were not found. The surgical technique of reconstruction with an autodermal graft was more complicated. The duration of surgery in patients treated with autodermal grafts was significantly longer. There was no statistically significant difference regarding occurrence of early, minor postoperative complications and hospital stay in our study. Two severe complications were registered in the synthetic mesh group: intestinal obstruction and enterocutaneous fistula. The recurrence rate was 10% in the autodermal graft group and 15% in the group with a synthetic mesh. Conclusion. Tension-free repair of large incisional hernia with autodermal grafts was unjustly neglected despite the fact that it is safe and effective. It can be applied in all cases where synthetic mesh are not indicated (presence
Tharappel, Job C; Bower, Curtis E; Whittington Harris, Jennifer; Ramineni, Sandeep K; Puleo, David A; Roth, J Scott
Despite improvements in ventral hernia repair techniques, their recurrence rates are unacceptably high. Increased levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and reduced collagen-1 to -3 ratios are implicated in incisional hernia formation. We have recently shown doxycycline treatment for 4 wk after hernia repair reduced MMP levels, significantly increased collagen-1 to -3 ratios, and increased tensile strength of repaired interface fascia. However, this increase was not statistically significant. In this study, we extended treatment duration to determine whether this would impact the tensile strength of the repaired interface fascia. Thirty-two male Sprague-Dawley rats underwent incision hernia creation and subsequent repair with polypropylene mesh. The animals received either saline (n = 16) or doxycycline (n = 16) beginning from 1 day before hernia repair until the end of survival time of 6 wk (n = 16) or 12 wk (n = 16). Tissue samples were investigated for MMPs and collagen subtypes using Western blot procedures, and tensiometric analysis was performed. At both 6 and 12 wk after hernia repair, the tensiometric strength of doxycycline-treated mesh to fascia interface (MFI) tissue showed a statistically significant increase when compared with untreated control MFI. In both groups, collagen-1, -2, and -3 ratios were remarkably increased in doxycycline-treated MFI. At 6 wk, the doxycycline-treated MFI group showed a significant decrease in MMP-2, an increase in MMP-3, and no change in MMP-9. At 12 wk, MMP-9 showed a remarkable reduction, whereas MMP-2 and -3 protein levels increased in the doxycycline-treated MFI group. Doxycycline administration results in significantly improved strength of repaired fascial interface tissue along with a remarkable increase in collagen-1, -2, and -3 ratios. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Bochdalek's diaphragmatic hernia (hernia through trigonum lumbocostale of diaphragm) may be demonstrated unequivocally via computerised tomography. An additional scan in prone position is recommended. In this way, not only the relationship of the hernia to the diaphragm can be shown but also the diaphragmatic gap (trigonum lumbocostale). In some cases sagittal image reconstruction is helpful to identify the hernia.
surgical practice. Groin hernia is the commonest type of abdominal wall hernias. There are several methods of hernia repair but tension-free repair (usually ... Aim: To describe the clinical profile of anterior abdominal wall hernias and our ... recent time but high cost and initial non-availability of the mesh limit its use in our.
Burcharth, Jakob Hornstrup Frølunde; Pedersen, Michael; Bisgaard, Thue
Groin hernia repair is a commonly performed surgical procedure in the western world but large-scaled epidemiologic data are sparse. Large-scale data on the occurrence of groin hernia repair may provide further understanding to the pathophysiology of groin hernia development. This study was undert...... was undertaken to investigate the age and gender dependent prevalence of groin hernia repair....
Omland, Silje Haukali; Hougen, Hans Petter
We present a case of a left paraduodenal hernia diagnosed at autopsy. A left paraduodenal hernia is an internal hernia of congenital origin due to the abnormal rotation of the midgut during embryonic development. Internal hernias are a rare cause of intestinal obstruction, with the paraduodenal...
Song, Young S; Hassani, Cameron; Nardi, Peter M
Bochdalek hernias are postero-medial diaphragmatic defects that usually contain peritoneal fat and often remain asymptomatic. We present a unique case in which involvement of the adjacent ureter in the hernia defect resulted in obstructive uropathy. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Yang, Xuefei; Hua, Rong; He, Kai; Shen, Qiwei; Yao, Qiyuan
Laparoscopic surgery is a good choice for surgical treatment of hiatal hernia because of its mini-invasive nature and intraperitoneal view and operating angle. This article will talk about the surgical procedures, technical details, precautions and complications about laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia.
Yang, Xuefei; Hua, Rong; He, Kai; Shen, Qiwei
Laparoscopic surgery is a good choice for surgical treatment of hiatal hernia because of its mini-invasive nature and intraperitoneal view and operating angle. This article will talk about the surgical procedures, technical details, precautions and complications about laparoscopic hernioplasty of hiatal hernia. PMID:27761447
Full Text Available Sports hernia represents a complex clinical and imaging entity. The purpose of the review is to provide a practical imaging approach to this condition. The review includes an overview of the anatomy and biomechanics of sports hernia by means of colour illustrations. The role of imaging, and particularly magnetic resonance imaging, is highlighted.
Connor, K; Brady, R R W; de Beaux, A; Tulloh, B
Smartphone technology and downloadable applications (apps) have created an unprecedented opportunity for access to medical information and healthcare-related tools by clinicians and their patients. Here, we review the current smartphone apps in relation to hernias, one of the most common operations worldwide. This article presents an overview of apps relating to hernias and discusses content, the presence of medical professional involvement and commercial interests. The most widely used smartphone app online stores (Google Play, Apple, Nokia, Blackberry, Samsung and Windows) were searched for the following hernia-related terms: hernia, inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional and totally extraperitoneal. Those with no reference to hernia or hernia surgery were excluded. 26 smartphone apps were identified. Only 9 (35 %) had named medical professional involvement in their design/content and only 10 (38 %) were reviewed by consumers. Commercial interests/links were evident in 96 % of the apps. One app used a validated mathematical algorithm to help counsel patients about post-operative pain. There were a relatively small number of apps related to hernias in view of the worldwide frequency of hernia repair. This search identified many opportunities for the development of informative and validated evidence-based patient apps which can be recommended to patients by physicians. Greater regulation, transparency of commercial interests and involvement of medical professionals in the content and peer-review of healthcare-related apps is required.
Ravi Kumar V
Full Text Available Spigelian hernias are uncommon in children. We report a 3-year-old boy with right spigelian hernia and right undescended testis. The hernial sac contained the testis, which is a rare presentation. The repair of the large defect with a prosthetic mesh and a concomitant orchidopexy were performed uneventfully.
Tetanus with hiatal hernia was diagnosed in a four-month-old female sheepdog pup. The animal was treated with tetanus antitoxin, antibiotics, fluids and intensive nursing care for three weeks and subsequently made a full recovery. PMID:21851651
The chest and abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans of 940 patients were reviewed to determine the prevalence of Bochdalek hernias and to evaluate the widely held concept that left-sided hernias occur more than nine times as often as right-sided hernias. Sixty Bochdalek hernias were identified in 52 patients, a prevalence of 6%, which is more than 100 times more frequent than previously reported. Left-sided hernias were found approximately twice as often as right-sided hernias. The Bochdalek hernia is a much more common congenital anomaly in the asymptomatic adult than previously thought and frequently can be identified on routine chest and abdominal CT images.
Mikkelsen, T; Bay-Nielsen, M; Kehlet, H
BACKGROUND: Small case series have suggested an increased risk of femoral hernia after previous inguinal herniorrhaphy, but no large-scale data with complete follow-up are available. METHODS: Data were extracted from the Danish Hernia Database covering the interval from 1 January 1998 to 1 July...... 2001, and included 34 849 groin hernia repairs. RESULTS: Of 1297 femoral hernia repairs, 71 patients had previously had an operation for inguinal hernia within the observation period. These 71 femoral hernias represented 7.9 per cent of all reoperations for groin hernia recorded in the database....... The median time to reoperation for a 'recurrent' femoral hernia after previous inguinal herniorrhaphy was 7 months, compared with 10 months for inguinal recurrences. The risk of developing a 'recurrent' femoral hernia after previous inguinal herniorrhaphy was 15 times higher than the rate of femoral hernia...
Ahmed, Syed Tausif; Ranjan, Rajeeva; Saha, Subhendu Bikas; Singh, Balbodh
Lumbar hernia is one of the rare cases that most surgeons are not exposed to. Hence the diagnosis can be easily missed. This leads to delay in the treatment causing increased morbidity. We report a case of lumbar hernia in a middle-aged woman. It was misdiagnosed as lipoma by another surgeon. It was a case of primary acquired lumbar hernia in the superior lumbar triangle. Clinical and MRI findings were correlated to reach the diagnosis. We also highlight the types, the process of diagnosis and the surgical repair of lumbar hernias. We wish to alert our fellow surgeons to keep the differential diagnosis of the lumbar hernia in mind before diagnosing any lumbar swelling as lipoma.
Elango, Santhini; Perumalsamy, Sakthivel; Ramachandran, Krishnakumar; Vadodaria, Ketankumar
Hernia incidence has been observed since ancient time. Advancement in the medical textile industry came up with the variety of mesh materials to repair hernia, but none of them are without complications including recurrence of hernia. Therefore individuals once developed with the hernia could not lead a healthy and comfortable life. This drawn attention of surgeons, patients, researchers and industry to know the exact mechanism behind its development, complications and recurrence. Recent investigations highlighted the role of genetic factors and connective tissue disorders being the reason for the development of hernia apart from the abnormal pressure that is known to develop during other disease conditions. This review discusses different mesh materials, their advantages and disadvantages and their biological response after its implantation. PMID:28840830
Salar, O; El-Sharkawy, A M; Singh, R; Speake, W
Hernias are very familiar to a core surgical trainee in the setting of clinics and the surgical assessment unit. By definition, a hernia is an abnormal protrusion of a viscus from one compartment to another. In clinic, they are visible lumps, exhibiting a cough reflex often with a well definable history making them readily identifiable. In the acute setting, they are the third commonest cause of small bowel obstruction in the developed world. Ventral and inguinal hernias account for the majority of these with only a small proportion due to internal hernias. This article aims to educate the core surgical trainee on the anatomy and distinguishing clinical features of these rare but important types of internal abdominal hernias.
Burcharth, Jakob; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to establish the risk of recurrence after direct and indirect inguinal hernia operation in a large-scale female population and to establish the relationship between the type of hernia at the primary and recurrent procedure. METHODS: Using data from the Danish...... Hernia Database (DHDB), a cohort was generated: all females operated on electively for a primary inguinal hernia by either Lichtenstein’s technique or laparoscopy from 1998 to 2012. Within this prospectively collected cohort, the hernia type at the primary procedure (direct inguinal hernia (DIH......), indirect inguinal hernia (IIH), combination hernia), the hernia type at the recurrent procedure (DIH, IIH, combination hernia, femoral hernia), anesthesia type, and time from primary procedure to reoperation were registered. RESULTS: A total of 5,893 females with primary elective inguinal hernia operation...
Background The combination of perforated diverticulitis in a lumbar hernia constitutes an extremely rare condition. Case presentation We report a case of a 66 year old Caucasian woman presenting with perforated sigmoid diverticulitis localized in a lumbar hernia following iliac crest bone graft performed 18 years ago. Emergency treatment consisted of laparoscopic peritoneal lavage. Elective sigmoid resection was scheduled four months later. At the same time a laparoscopic hernia repair with a biologic mesh graft was performed. Conclusion This case shows a very seldom clinical presentation of lumbar hernia. Secondary colonic resection and concurrent hernia repair with a biologic implant have proven useful in treating this rare condition. PMID:25051974
Monochloramine is increasingly used as a drinking water disinfectant because it forms lower levels of regulated disinfection by-products. While its use has been shown to increase nitrifying bacteria, little is known about the bacterial succession within biofilms in monochloramin...
Bell, Reginald C W; Fearon, Jacqueline; Freeman, Katherine D
Hiatal repair failure is the nemesis of laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair as well as the major cause of failure of primary fundoplication and reoperation on the hiatus. Biologic prosthetics offer the promise of reinforcing the repair without risks associated with permanent prosthetics. Retrospective evaluation of safety and relative efficacy of laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair using an allograft (acellular dermal matrix) onlay. Patients with symptomatic failures underwent endoscopic or radiographic assessment of hiatal status. Greater than 6-month follow-up was available for 252 of 450 consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic allograft-reinforced hiatal hernia repair between January 2007 and March 2011. No erosions, strictures, or persisting dysphagia were encountered. Adhesions were minimal in cases where reoperation was required. Failure of the hiatal repair at median 18 months (6-51 months) was significantly (p hernia ≤ 2 cm), 3.7 %; group B (primary fundoplication with axial hernia 2-5 cm), 7.1 %; group G (giant/paraesophageal), 8.8 %; group R (reoperative), 23.4 %. Additionally, mean time to failure was significantly shorter in group R (247 days) compared with the other groups (462-489 days). Use of allograft reinforcement to the hiatus is safe at 18 months median follow-up. Reoperations had a significantly higher failure rate and shorter time to failure than the other groups despite allograft, suggesting that primary repairs require utmost attention and that additional techniques may be needed in reoperations. Patients with hiatal hernias >2 cm axially had a recurrence rate equal to that of patients undergoing paraesophageal hiatal hernia repair, and should be treated similarly.
Akpadjan, Fabrice; Ad?gbidi, Hugues; Attinsounon, Cossi Angelo; Koudoukpo, Christiane; D?gbo?, B?r?nice; Agbessi, Nad?ge; Atadokp?d?, F?lix
We report here a case of giant vulval condyloma in a two-year-old infant infected by her ?baby sitter? without sexual abuse. Treated by surgical excision coupled with electrocoagulation, it was noted a rapid recurrence two weeks after treatment requiring a second electrocoagulation session. More than a year later, no lesion was noted, thus demonstrating therapeutic success. The unavailability of imiquimod in our context requires a systematic use of invasive treatment regardless of the age of ...
Akpadjan, Fabrice; Adégbidi, Hugues; Attinsounon, Cossi Angelo; Koudoukpo, Christiane; Dégboé, Bérénice; Agbessi, Nadège; Atadokpèdé, Félix
We report here a case of giant vulval condyloma in a two-year-old infant infected by her "baby sitter" without sexual abuse. Treated by surgical excision coupled with electrocoagulation, it was noted a rapid recurrence two weeks after treatment requiring a second electrocoagulation session. More than a year later, no lesion was noted, thus demonstrating therapeutic success. The unavailability of imiquimod in our context requires a systematic use of invasive treatment regardless of the age of the patient.
Bęćkowski, Maciej; Szwed, Hanna; Ciszewski, Andrzej
We present a case of a 100-year-old woman living alone with ST-elevation myocardial infarction acute coronary syndrome of the infero-lateral wall treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. Coronary angiography revealed critical 99% stenosis in the marginal branch of the circumflex artery and insignificant lesions in other arteries. Two bare metal stents were implanted successfully in the same session. The patient was discharged home in good general condition, able to live and function independently. PMID:24570714
Feng, Hui-Ming; Kuo, Shin-Chang; Chen, Chun-Yen; Yeh, Yi-Wei
Bruxism is an involuntary movement, including teeth grinding and clenching, which occur primarily during sleep. Although Behçet disease and posttraumatic stress disorder both have a high prevalence of sleep problems, bruxism is extremely rare in these 2 disorders. Here, we report a rare case of concurrent Behçet disease and posttraumatic stress disorder, which presented with antidepressant-refractory sleep disturbance accompanied by teeth grinding, clenching, and snoring that was successfully treated with gabapentin.
Just, Søren Andreas; Marcussen, Niels; Sprogøe, Ulrik
-mediated rejection (Banff grade II with IgG deposits) caused by ABO antibodies (anti-B). Anti-rejection treatment with anti-B-specific immunoadsorption, intravenous immunoglobulin and methylprednisolone efficiently cleared deposited IgG from the kidney allograft and re-established normal kidney function. We suggest...... that ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation complicated by acute antibody-mediated rejection, caused by ABO antibodies, may successfully be treated with this regime....
Just, Søren Andreas; Marcussen, Niels; Sprogøe, Ulrik
-mediated rejection (Banff grade II with IgG deposits) caused by ABO antibodies (anti-B). Anti-rejection treatment with anti-B-specific immunoadsorption, intravenous immunoglobulin and methylprednisolone efficiently cleared deposited IgG from the kidney allograft and re-established normal kidney function. We suggest...... that ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation complicated by acute antibody-mediated rejection, caused by ABO antibodies, may successfully be treated with this regime....
Pralita Kusumawardhini; Alysia Henrietta; Saraventi Saraventi
Many dentists believe that the tooth need reinforcement provided by post before the definite restoration is placed. However, others suggest not to use post when posterior teeth especially molars, still have significant amount of tooth structure. Therefore, when endodontically treated molar is considered to be used as fixed denture abut-ment, clinicians must have proper knowledge about the impact of post placement. This literature will describe considerations regarding post placement in endodo...
Full Text Available Cutaneous alternariosis is an uncommon fungal infection that most commonly presents in organ transplant patients on immunosuppressive therapy. There are no clinical trials or guidelines to guide treatment of this condition, however itraconazole is the most commonly used antifungal in published cases. Here we report on a case of cutaneous alternariosis in a renal transplant recipient treated with a newer antifungal, posaconazole. A review of published reports of cutaneous alternariosis since 2008 is also discussed.
Full Text Available Neuromyelitis Optica (NMO is a demyelinating autoimmune disease involving the central nervous system. Acute respiratory failure from cervical myelitis due to NMO is known to occur but is uncommon in monophasic disease and is treated with high dose steroids. We report a case of a patient with NMO who developed acute respiratory failure related to cervical spinal cord involvement, refractory to pulse dose steroid therapy, which resolved with plasmapheresis.
Full Text Available A 36-year-old man visited our hospital because of blurred vision and redness of the conjunctiva. Slit-lamp examination showed panuveitis. Two days later, he suddenly experienced dizziness, speech disturbance, paralysis of his right extremities, and gait disturbances. Neurological examinations suggested that his symptoms were caused by a left lateral medullary lesion. He also had erythema mainly on his trunk. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI of his brain demonstrated a small infarct on the left side of the medulla oblongata. Clinical presentation and MRI findings were consistent with the diagnosis of a Wallenberg’s syndrome. He also had bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy. A skin biopsy showed granulomatous nodular dermatitis compatible with sarcoidosis. He was treated with steroid pulse therapy and his neurological and ocular symptoms immediately improved. Only seven similar cases of intracranical sarcoidosis have been reported, but none had been treated with steroid pulse therapy. We recommend that steroid pulse therapy be considered to treat patients with sarcoidosis with signs of lesions in the central nervous system.
Marx-Berger, Daniela; Milford, David V; Bandhakavi, Meenakshi; Van't Hoff, William; Kleta, Robert; Dattani, Mehul; Bockenhauer, Detlef
Using fluid restriction to treat the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion (SIADH) in infants is potentially hazardous, as fluid intake and caloric intake are connected. Antagonists for the type 2 vasopressin receptor have demonstrated efficacy in adult patients with SIADH, but evidence in children is lacking. We reviewed our experience from two cases in the UK. This was a retrospective review of the clinical data on two patients diagnosed with SIADH in infancy and treated with tolvaptan, an oral vasopressin receptor antagonist. Persistent hyponatraemia was noted in both patients in the first month of life and eventually led to SIADH diagnoses. Initial salt supplementation in one patient resulted in severe hypertension, treated with four antihypertensive drugs. Tolvaptan was commenced at two and four months of age, respectively, and was associated with normalisation of plasma sodium values and blood pressure without the need for antihypertensive treatment. There was transient hypernatraemia in one patient, which was normalised with a dose reduction. Tolvaptan was administered by crushing the tablet and mixing it with water. Tolvaptan provided effective treatment for SIADH in both infants and could be administered orally. ©2016 Foundation Acta Paediatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Saracino, A M; Orteu, C H
Fumaric acid esters (FAEs) have proven efficacy in the treatment of psoriasis and have been in use for decades. More recently, as their mechanism of action and abundant immunomodulatory effects become clearer, the potential benefits of treating other inflammatory skin conditions using FAEs are increasingly being recognized. The use of FAEs as combination systemic therapy has not been well studied and data are lacking regarding the safety and efficacy of this type of therapy. In this case report, three patients with severe, extensive and recalcitrant cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (one case of disseminated discoid lesions and two with severe chilblain lesions) were treated with Fumaderm® (containing the FAE dimethylfumarate and monoethylhydrogen fumarate salts), after failing to respond to a multitude of other monotherapies and combination therapies. All patients showed a substantial clinical response when FAEs were added to their treatment, with concurrent improvements in quality-of-life instrument scores. The treatment was well tolerated in the context of systemic organ involvement and as combination therapy with other agents, such as hydroxychloroquine and mycophenolate mofetil. These cases of SLE illustrate the potential use of FAEs in severe, disfiguring and otherwise therapy-resistant skin lesions, including, to our knowledge, the first two reported cases of FAE-treated chilblain lupus erythematosus. © 2016 British Association of Dermatologists.
Solomon, Eskinder; Veeratterapillay, Rajan; Malde, Sachin; Harding, Christopher; Greenwell, Tamsin Jillian
To evaluate whether filling phase urodynamic parameters can predict the success of the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) in treating post-prostatectomy incontinence (PPI). We reviewed the pre-AUS urodynamics of 99 patients with PPI at two tertiary referral centers. We documented the peak DO pressure (P det ), capacity, and compliance (C). We defined success as patient-reported continence or only using one safety pad. Patients' perception of improvement was assessed using the PGI-I score. Sixty-eight percent (n = 68) of patients had a successful outcome. The mean compliance for the "success" and "failure" group was 112.3 mL/cmH 2 O (±119.7) and 34.1 mL/cmH 2 O (±36.2), respectively. Fifty-five percent (17/31) of patients in the "failure" group demonstrated DO(P det = 36.2 ± 18.2 cmH 2 O) compared to 18% (12/68) in the success group. The differences between the two groups in P det and compliance were statistically significant (all P success" group only 15% [9/59]). These results were used to develop a nomogram for the probability of AUS success. A good inverse correlation (r = -0.65) was demonstrated between the probability of AUS success as deduced from the nomogram and PGI-I score post-AUS implantation CONCLUSION: Compliance and P det are predictors of outcome following AUS implantation for PPI. We have developed and internally validated a nomogram that may be used to determine an individualized likelihood of AUS success. This nomogram may be used as a counseling tool to objectively set realistic expectations of continence post-AUS implantation. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Chang, Kyung Yoon; Lee, In-Hee; Kim, Gi Jun; Cho, Kangwon; Park, Hoon Suk; Kim, Hyung Wook
Background Osmotic demyelination syndrome (ODS) primarily occurs after rapid correction of severe hyponatremia. There are no proven effective therapies for ODS, but we describe the first case showing the successful treatment of central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) by plasma exchange, which occurred after rapid development of hypernatremia from intravenous sodium bicarbonate therapy. Case presentation A 40-year-old woman presented with general weakness, hypokalemia, and metabolic acidosis. The p...
Full Text Available Acute colonic pseudo-obstruction is frequently observed in adults but is rarely seen in children. The illness has never been reported in infants, who might differ in their reaction to the acute bowel distension and their response to the available management options. This report describes the presentation of acute colonic pseudo-obstruction in an infant after retroperitoneal pyeloplasty and its successful treatment with rectal irrigation.
Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To present results obtained with laparoscopic correction of incisional lumbar hernia in patients with minimum follow-up of 1 year. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively studied 7 patients diagnosed with incisional lumbar hernia after physical examination and computerized tomography. We used laparoscopic transperitoneal access through 3 ports. One polypropylene mesh was introduced in the abdominal cavity and fixed by titanium clamps to the margins of the hernia ring following release of the peritoneum. RESULTS: All cases were successfully completed with no conversion required. Mean surgical time was 120 minutes and discharge from hospital occurred between the 1st and the 2nd postoperative days. There were no intraoperative complications or hernia recurrence in any case. Postoperatively, we had 2 minor complications: one case of seroma that resolved spontaneously after 60 days and one patient presenting lumbar pain that persisted until the 3rd postoperative month. The return to usual activities occurred on average 3 weeks following intervention. Of the 7 patients, 6 were satisfied with the esthetical and functional effect produced by the procedure. CONCLUSIONS: The surgical correction of incisional lumbar hernia by laparoscopic access is an excellent option for a minimally invasive treatment, with adequate long-term results.
A. Brandt-Kerkhof (Alexandra); M. van Mierlo (Marjolein); N.W.L. Schep (Niels); N. Renken (Nondo); L. Stassen (Laurents)
textabstractBackground: Endoscopic inguinal hernia repair was introduced in the Netherlands in the early 1990s. The authors' institution was among the first to adopt this technique. In this study, long-term hernia recurrence among patients treated by the total extraperitoneal (TEP) approach for an
Friis-Andersen, Hans; Bisgaard, Thue
Aim of database To monitor and improve nation-wide surgical outcome after groin hernia repair based on scientific evidence-based surgical strategies for the national and international surgical community. Study population Patients ≥18 years operated for groin hernia. Main variables Type and size of hernia, primary or recurrent, type of surgical repair procedure, mesh and mesh fixation methods. Descriptive data According to the Danish National Health Act, surgeons are obliged to register all hernia repairs immediately after surgery (3 minute registration time). All institutions have continuous access to their own data stratified on individual surgeons. Registrations are based on a closed, protected Internet system requiring personal codes also identifying the operating institution. A national steering committee consisting of 13 voluntary and dedicated surgeons, 11 of whom are unpaid, handles the medical management of the database. Results The Danish Inguinal Hernia Database comprises intraoperative data from >130,000 repairs (May 2015). A total of 49 peer-reviewed national and international publications have been published from the database (June 2015). Conclusion The Danish Inguinal Hernia Database is fully active monitoring surgical quality and contributes to the national and international surgical society to improve outcome after groin hernia repair. PMID:27822094
Tovar Juan A
Full Text Available Abstract Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH is defined by the presence of an orifice in the diaphragm, more often left and posterolateral that permits the herniation of abdominal contents into the thorax. The lungs are hypoplastic and have abnormal vessels that cause respiratory insufficiency and persistent pulmonary hypertension with high mortality. About one third of cases have cardiovascular malformations and lesser proportions have skeletal, neural, genitourinary, gastrointestinal or other defects. CDH can be a component of Pallister-Killian, Fryns, Ghersoni-Baruch, WAGR, Denys-Drash, Brachman-De Lange, Donnai-Barrow or Wolf-Hirschhorn syndromes. Some chromosomal anomalies involve CDH as well. The incidence is
Kudo-Saito, Chie; Fuwa, Takafumi; Kawakami, Yutaka
Cryoablative treatment has been widely used for treating cancer. However, the therapeutic efficacies are still controversial. The molecular mechanisms of the cryo-induced immune responses, particularly underlying the ineffectiveness, remain to be fully elucidated. In this study, we identified a new molecular mechanism involved in the cryo failure. We used cryo-ineffective metastatic tumour models that murine melanoma B16-F10 cells were subcutaneously and intravenously implanted into C57BL/6 mice. When the subcutaneous tumours were treated cryoablation on day 7 after tumour implantation, cells expressing activated leucocyte cell adhesion molecule (ALCAM/CD166) were significantly expanded not only locally in the treated tumours but also systemically in spleen and bone marrow of the mice. The cryo-induced ALCAM(+) cells including CD45(-) mesenchymal stem/stromal cells, CD11b(+)Gr1(+) myeloid-derived suppressor cells, and CD4(+)Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells significantly suppressed interferon γ production and cytotoxicity of tumour-specific CD8(+) T cells via ALCAM expressed in these cells. This suggests that systemic expansion of the ALCAM(+) cells negatively switches host-immune directivity to the tumour-supportive mode. Intratumoural injection with anti-ALCAM blocking monoclonal antibody (mAb) following the cryo treatment systemically induced tumour-specific CD8(+) T cells with higher cytotoxic activities, resulting in suppression of tumour growth and metastasis in the cryo-resistant tumour models. These suggest that expansion of ALCAM(+) cells is a determinant of limiting the cryo efficacy. Further combination with an immune checkpoint inhibitor anti-CTLA4 mAb optimized the anti-tumour efficacy of the dual-combination therapy. Targeting ALCAM may be a promising strategy for overcoming the cryo ineffectiveness leading to the better practical use of cryoablation in clinical treatment of cancer. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Smereczyński, Andrzej; Kołaczyk, Katarzyna; Lubiński, Jan; Bojko, Stefania; Gałdyńska, Maria; Bernatowicz, Elżbieta
was to present clinical material referring to rarely occurring abdominal cavity hernias in semilunar line - Spigelian hernias diagnosed with the help of ultrasound. In the period from 1995 to 2001 785 anterior abdominal wall hernias were diagnosed including 11 Spigelian hernias (1.4%) diagnosed in 10 patients (7 women and 3 men) aged from 38 to 65 years old (average age 48). Eight patients complained of spastic pain in abdomen, in 5 of them it was accompanied by bloating and sometimes loud peristalsis. All the patients had been observing the mentioned symptoms from 2 to 5 years. Each of them had had colonoscopy and abdominal cavity ultrasound examination performed, some of them even three times. In 3 women with uterine fibroid the uterus was removed which did not eliminate the symptoms. The ultrasound examination of the abdominal integument was performed mainly with the use of linear transducers of the frequency of 7-12 MHz; in obese patients also convex transducers were used (3,5-6 MHz). Each examination of abdominal integument included the assessment of the following areas: linea alba from xiphoid process to pubic symphysis including umbilicus, both semilunar lines from costal margins to pubic bones, and also inguinal areas. Moreover, all types of postoperative scars were examined. Each hernia was assessed in terms of size (the greatest dimension), hernia sac contents, width of the ring and reducibility under the compression of the transducer. Moreover, cough test and Valsalva's maneuver were performed. Generally, the examination was performed in a standing position. In 9 patients hernias were localized unilaterally, in one patient bilaterally. In 7 cases the hernia sac contained small bowel, in 2 cases the preperitoneal and omental fat, and in 2 cases preperitoneal fat only. Eight patients presenting with clinical symptoms underwent operative repair. Ultrasound examination is beneficial in confirming the diagnosis of Spigelian hernias especially in terms of
Schinzari, Giovanni; Monterisi, Santa; Signorelli, Diego; Cona, Silvia; Cassano, Alessandra; Danza, Francesco; Barone, Carlo
Cardiac metastasis from renal cell carcinoma, especially without neoplastic thrombosis of the vena cava, is extremely rare. The prognosis of patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma has been radically influenced by the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitors, but very few reports in the literature have described their activity in heart metastasis. We report the case of a woman with a left ventricle metastasis from kidney cancer without renal vein involvement, who was treated with pazopanib. The patient achieved a prolonged partial response, with clear signs of metastasis devascularization and a favorable toxicity profile.
Christensen, S F; Hansen, Jesper Melchior
BACKGROUND: The risk of donor-transmitted cancer is evident. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 69-year-old woman who was transplanted with a kidney from a deceased donor. Four days after transplantation a routine ultrasound scan revealed a 3-cm tumor in the middle-upper pole of the allograft....... A biopsy showed the tumor to be papillary renal cell carcinoma. The patient was treated with radiofrequency ablation. This procedure was complicated by the development of a cutaneous fistula and open surgery was done with resection of an area of necrosis in the kidney and of the fistula. The maintenance...
K K Yasar
Full Text Available Rapidly growing mycobacteria are pathogens responsible for cutaneous or subcutaneous infections especially occurring after injection, trauma or surgery. We describe a patient with Mycobacterium abscessus mastitis that presented as a mass lesion and haemorrhagical discharge. It was initially diagnosed and treated as fibrocystic disease and non-specific abscess. Full recovery was obtained with combination therapy of clarithromycin, linezolid and amikacin without surgical debridement followed by several abscess aspirations. Atypical mycobacteria should be considered in diagnosis of chronic breast lesions in endemic areas. This is the first reported case of mastitis due to M. abscessus in Turkey.
Ostenfeld, Sarah; Bygum, Anette; Rasmussen, Eva Rye
with adrenaline inhalations. After 6 h in the hospital the swelling progressed, and the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit and treated with one injection of icatibant-a bradykinin receptor antagonist. The patient reported subjective relief after 20-30 min and the swelling resolved within 2 h....... Although the angio-oedema was potentially life threatening, the patient avoided intubation and mechanical ventilation. ACE inhibitor-induced angio-oedema is most likely caused by an accumulation of bradykinin and substance P. Consequently, a bradykinin receptor antagonist is the rational treatment...
Swaminath, Arun; Magro, Cynthia M; Dwyer, Edward
Ulcerative colitis can be complicated by the development of leukocytoclastic vasculitis, a cutaneous vasculitis with the potential for systemic involvement. We present a man with a history of ulcerative colitis complicated by end-stage liver disease secondary to sclerosing cholangitis requiring a liver transplant. The patient developed new-onset vasculitis and diarrhea refractory to therapy with standard immunosuppression. He was treated with anti-CD20 therapy with a positive response. The basis of the vasculitis was likely one related to an underlying monoclonal paraprotein with cryoprecitable properties. Treatment with anti-B-cell therapy may be a new treatment option for patients with gammopathy-associated leukocytoclastic vasculitis.
Full Text Available A 43 year old male patient, who was initially diagnosed with chronic viral stromal keratitis but was refractory to conventional treatment, underwent a corneal biopsy on the basis of strong clinical suspicion. The biopsy revealed the presence of multiple microsporidial spores. Treatment with Polyhexamethylene Biguanide (PHMB and Chlorhexidine showed poor response. A therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty under the cover of Fluoroquinolones led to successful resolution of the infection. To our knowledge, this is the first case of microsporidial keratitis being reported from our region.
Ivashchuk, Galyna; Cesmebasi, Alper; Sorenson, Edward P.; Blaak, Christa; Tubbs, Shane R.; Loukas, Marios
Amyand’s hernia is defined as when the appendix is trapped within an inguinal hernia. While the incidence of this type of hernia is rare, the appendix may become incarcerated within Amyand’s hernia and lead to further complications such as strangulation and perforation. Incarceration of the appendix most commonly occurs within inguinal and femoral hernias, but may arise to a lesser extent in incisional and umbilical hernias. Incarcerated appendix has been reported in a variety of ventral abdominal and inguinal locations, yet its indistinct clinical presentation represents a diagnostic challenge. This paper reviews the literature on incarceration of the appendix within inguinal hernias and discusses current approaches to diagnosis and treatment of Amyand’s hernia and complications that may arise from incarceration of the appendix within the hernia. PMID:24473371
Kim, Nancy; Donohue, Theresa; Sloand, Elaine; Stratton, Pamela
Background Aplastic anemia (AA) complicated by menorrhagia is treated with transfusion and hormonal therapy. When bleeding is life-threatening, balloon endometrial ablation can safely be used to treat menorrhagia in selected patients. Case A 56-year-old postmenopausal woman was diagnosed with AA after several weeks of menorrhagia and pancytopenia. She became heavily alloimmunized after extensive platelet transfusion. During treatment with antithymocyte globulin, vaginal bleeding increased and the platelet count fell to 1,000/µl on supportive measures. After bleeding stopped with use of intravenous Premarin, she was examined in the operating room. There, a clot was removed and appeared to be a uterine caste; hemostasis continued. Transvaginal ultrasound revealed a normal endometrial contour and thin endometrium; endometrial histology was benign. After she completed antithymocyte globulin and her platelet count could be maintained over 30,000/µl with matched platelets, endometrial ablation was performed without any complications. Conclusion Thermal balloon endometrial ablation is an effective alternative to hysterectomy for women with persistent menorrhagia and AA when supportive measures fail. Prior to endometrial ablation, evaluation should ensure normal endometrial contour and histology, and that sufficient blood products are available to maintain platelet counts above 30,000/µl during the healing process. PMID:18446042
Full Text Available Invasive aspergillosis is a serious complication of solid organ transplantation. An early diagnosis is hampered by the lack of reliable serum markers and, even if appropriately diagnosed and treated with current antifungal agents, has a high mortality rate. We report a case of invasive pulmonary and cerebral aspergillosis in a renal transplant patient treated with IFN-γ in conjunction with combination anti-fungal therapy for six weeks in whom complete resolution of the fungal infection was achieved. Renal function remained intact throughout the treatment period. Surveillance CT scans of the chest and head showed resolution of prior disease but revealed a new left upper lobe mass four months after completion of treatment with IFN-γ. Biopsy of the lesion was positive for primary lung adenocarcinoma, for which she underwent left upper lobe resection. The pathology report confirmed clear surgical margins and lymph nodes and no evidence of fungal hyphae. IFN-γ should be considered early in the management of invasive aspergillosis in renal transplant patients. To date, allograft rejection has not been encountered.
Ahmed, Syed Tausif; Ranjan, Rajeeva; Saha, Subhendu Bikas; Singh, Balbodh
Lumbar hernia is one of the rare cases that most surgeons are not exposed to. Hence the diagnosis can be easily missed. This leads to delay in the treatment causing increased morbidity. We report a case of lumbar hernia in a middle-aged woman. It was misdiagnosed as lipoma by another surgeon. It was a case of primary acquired lumbar hernia in the superior lumbar triangle. Clinical and MRI findings were correlated to reach the diagnosis. We also highlight the types, the process of diagnosis an...
Öberg, Stina; Andresen, Kristoffer; Rosenberg, Jacob
The etiology of inguinal hernias remains uncertain even though the lifetime risk of developing an inguinal hernia is 27% for men and 3% for women. The aim was to summarize the evidence on hernia etiology, with focus on differences between lateral and medial hernias. Lateral and medial hernias seem to have common as well as different etiologies. A patent processus vaginalis and increased cumulative mechanical exposure are risk factors for lateral hernias. Patients with medial hernias seem to have a more profoundly altered connective tissue architecture and homeostasis compared with patients with lateral hernias. However, connective tissue alteration may play a role in development of both subtypes. Inguinal hernias have a hereditary component with a complex inheritance pattern, and inguinal hernia susceptible genes have been identified that also are involved in connective tissue homeostasis. The etiology of lateral and medial hernias are at least partly different, but the final explanations are still lacking on certain areas. Further investigations of inguinal hernia genes may explain the altered connective tissue observed in patients with inguinal hernias. The precise mechanisms why processus vaginalis fails to obliterate in certain patients should also be clarified. Not all patients with a patent processus vaginalis develop a lateral hernia, but increased intraabdominal pressure appears to be a contributing factor.
Sasse, Kent C; Warner, David L; Ackerman, Ellen; Brandt, Jared
Hiatal hernias are repaired laparoscopically with increasing use of reinforcement material. Both synthetic and biologically derived materials reduce the recurrence rate compared to primary crural repair. Synthetic mesh introduces complications, such as mesh erosion, fibrosis, and infection. Urinary bladder matrix (UBM) represents a biologically derived material for use in hiatal hernia repair reinforcement with the potential to improve durability of repair without incurring the risks of other reinforcement materials. The 15 cases presented involved hiatal hernia repair with primary crural repair with UBM reinforcement and fundoplication. Patients were followed for an average of 3 years, and were assessed with upper gastrointestinal (GI) series, endoscopy, and assessments of subjective symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Hernia diameters averaged 6 cm. Each repair was successful and completed laparoscopically. UBM exhibited favorable handling characteristics when placed as a horseshoe-type graft sutured to the crura. One patient underwent endoscopic balloon dilatation of a mild postoperative stenosis that resolved. No other complications occurred. In more than 3 years of follow-up, there have been no recurrences or long-term complications. GERD-health-related quality of life (HRQL) scores averaged 6 (range, 0-12, of a possible 50), indicating little reflux symptomatology. Follow-up upper GI series were obtained in 9 cases and showed intact repairs. An upper endoscopy was performed in 8 patients and showed no recurrences. Surgeons may safely use laparoscopic fundoplication with UBM reinforcement for successful repair of hiatal hernias. In this series, repairs with UBM grafts have been durable at 3 years of follow-up and may serve as an alternative to synthetic mesh reinforcement of hiatal hernia repairs.
Lambrecht, J R; Vaktskjold, A; Trondsen, E; Øyen, O M; Reiertsen, O
Supposing divergent aetiology, we found it interesting to investigate outcomes between primary (PH) versus incisional (IH) hernias. In addition, we wanted to analyse the effect of defect closure and mesh fixation techniques. 37 patients with PH and 70 with IH were enrolled in a prospective cohort-study, treated with laparoscopic ventral hernia repair (LVHR) and randomised to ± transfascial sutures. In addition, we analysed results from a retrospective study with 36 PH and 51 IH patients. Mean follow-up time was 38 months in the prospective study and 27 months in the retrospective study. 35 % of PH's and 10 % of IH's were recurrences after previous suture repair. No late infections or mesh removals occurred. Recurrence rates in the prospective study were 0 vs. 4.3 % (p = 0.55) and the complication rates were 16 vs. 27 % (p = 0.24) in favour of the PH cohort. The IH group had a mesh protrusion rate of 13 vs. 5 % in the PH group (p = 0.32), and significantly (p hernias and adhesion score, longer operating time (100 vs. 79 min) and admission time (2.8 vs. 1.6 days). Closure of the hernia defect did not influence rate of seroma, pain at 2 months, protrusion or recurrence. An overall increased complication rate was seen after defect closure (OR 3.42; CI 1.25-9.33). With PH, in comparison to IH treated with LVHR, no differences were observed regarding recurrence, protrusion or complication rates. Defect closure (raphe), when using absorbable suture, did not benefit long-term outcomes and caused a higher overall complication rate. (ClinicalTrials.gov number: NCT00455299).
Yoshida, Takashi; Goto, Yoshinari; Sakiyama, Kana; Kimura, Morihiko
A 72-year-old woman underwent mastectomy with axillary lymph node dissection for left breast cancer at the age of 43 years, and was diagnosed with breast cancer metastasis to the pleura at the age of 68 years. She had been sequentially treated with hormonal therapies, but complained of a cough and dyspnea after 4 years. Chest radiography showed right pleural effusion, and cytological examination of the pleural effusion revealed adenocarcinoma cells. Biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy was administered. Two months later, the pleural effusion had disappeared. Biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy was continued without any severe adverse events. After 30 months, the patient has remained free of carcinomatous pleurisy recurrence. Therefore, biweekly paclitaxel and bevacizumab therapy can be safely and effectively administered to elderly patients with carcinomatous pleurisy.
Full Text Available A 42-year-old male was hospitalized in Department of Endocrinologyfor evaluation of persistent hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholestrolemia.He was normal on physical examination except having multiple xanthomasin elbow, knee and ankle. ApoE genotyping was performed by PCR andapoE phenotype was found to be E2/E2. Firstly, he was treated withatorvastatin (40mg/day and niacin (1500mg/day but it was found that thepatient did not respond the after three months of the treatment. Then he wastreated with plasmapheresis twice a week. After three weeks ofplasmapheresis treatment triglyceride and cholesterol levels was markedlydecreased.Plasmapheresis can be highly effective in removing the lipoproteinremnantparticles, leading to generalized improvement in the lipoproteinprofile in severe type III hyperlipidemia, which do not respond conventionalthreapies as in our case.
Full Text Available BACKGROUND Inguinal hernia is the most common type of hernia. Inguinal region consists of deep inguinal ring, inguinal canal and superficial inguinal ring, which make the region weak and susceptible to hernia. 65% of inguinal hernias are indirect hernias and 35% direct hernias. Hernioplasty is the strengthening of posterior wall of inguinal canal. It can be done either with the help of mesh repair or darning. Hernioplasty is indicated in recurrent hernia cases, inguinal hernia with weak abdominal muscle tone where mesh plasty is preferred and inguinal hernia with good muscle tone where darning can be done. In mesh repair, posterior wall (Lichtenstein repair of inguinal canal is strengthened by a Prolene or Marlex mesh. Over time, fibroblasts and capillaries grow over the mesh converting it into a thick sheath strengthening the posterior wall. Complications which can be encountered postsurgery are pain, bleeding, urinary retention, scrotal swelling, abdominal distension, seroma and wound infections, chronic pain, keloid and testicular atrophy. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted in the Department of General Surgery, Travancore Medical College, Kollam. The study was done from January 2015 to January 2016. One hundred cases were identified and were chosen for the study. INCLUSION CRITERIA 1. Inguinal hernia cases treated by open mesh repair. EXCLUSION CRITERIA 1. Other types of inguinal hernia repair. RESULTS All the cases studied belonged to male sex. In our study, age group twenty to forty years amounted to sixty one cases followed by age group forty to sixty years, which amounted to twenty eight cases. Age group zero to twenty years amounted to six cases and age group more than sixty years amounted to five cases. In the study group, seventy two cases were indirect inguinal hernias and twenty eight cases were direct inguinal hernias. Based on the complications encountered, pain at the site was the commonest complaint, which
Naqvi, Asghar; Cuchacovich, Raquel; Saketkoo, Lesley; Espinoza, Luis R
Charcot arthropathy is a relatively rare complication of diabetic neuropathy that may lead to significant discomfort, deformity, and disability, including severe function loss and limb amputation. Initial diagnosis of Charcot arthropathy is often delayed for several weeks, and it is compounded by the lack of specific clinical and laboratory diagnostic parameters. Increasing understanding of the underlying pathogenic events provide strong support for an important role for osteoclastic activity and pro-inflammatory cytokines. This has led to the successful use of bisphosphonates in patients with acute presentation. Herein we report 3 patients with active (acute) Charcot arthropathy secondary to diabetic neuropathy that exhibited an excellent long-term clinical response to intravenous pamidronate therapy.
Lee, Jung Yeop; Kim, Tae Hyeon; Chon, Hyung Ku
An isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess (IPPA) without pancreatitis is extremely rare but can occur in patients with uncontrolled diabetes. This pathologic condition poses a clinical challenge in diagnosis and management because it can be confused easily with a malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) may be a useful diagnostic modality for indeterminate pancreatic lesions and IPPA. Here, we report two cases with elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 levels and pancreatic masses on cross sectional imaging. The patients were subsequently diagnosed with IPPA by EUS. EUS-guided drainage was performed successfully and the patients' clinical symptoms and radiologic findings improved. In our experience, EUS and EUS-guided drainage are crucial steps for the diagnosis and management of patients with an indeterminate pancreatic lesion. In addition, EUS-guided drainage has excellent technical and clinical outcomes for the treatment of IPPA.
Doyen, Denis; Dellamonica, Jean; Moceri, Pamela; Moschietto, Sébastien; Hyvernat, Hervé; Ferrari, Emile; Bernardin, Gilles
We report the case of a middle age patient presenting with Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) complicated by cardiogenic shock that was successfully handled with milrinone. A 64-year old man presented with cardiogenic shock after benzodiazepine and alcohol intoxication. A slight elevation of troponin and typical left ventricular ballooning without coronary lesions suggested TTC. Within a few hours milrinone infusion normalized the cardiac index. TTC is responsible for severe transient left ventricular dysfunction occurring after physical or psychological stress. The major pathophysiological mechanism involved is disproportionate catecholamine secretion, which may stun the myocardium. We considered if treatment of this unique physiopathology with catecholamines could be dangerous in these patients and if alternative inotropes such as milrinone should be preferred. Copyright © 2014 The Authors. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Serra, Agostino; Di Mauro, Paola; Andaloro, Claudio; Maiolino, Luigi; Pavone, Piero; Cocuzza, Salvatore
After immersion in a foreign language, speakers often have difficulty retrieving native-language words and may experience a decrease in its proficiency, this phenomenon, in the non-pathological form, is known as first language attrition. Self-perception of this low native-language proficiency and apprehension occurring when speaking is expected and, may sometimes lead these people to a state of social anxiety and, in extreme forms, can involve the withholding of speech as a primitive tool for self-protection, linking them to selective mutism. We report an unusual case of selective mutism arising from first language attrition in an Italian girl after attending a two-year "German language school", who successfully responded to a paroxetine-cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) combination treatment.
Shah, A R
Single coronary artery arising from aortic root, is a rare congenital anomaly. A 30-year-old male presented with acute myocardial infarction (MI) complaining of chest pain and raised troponin levels. Emergency angiography showed no coronary lesions but both left and right coronary arteries arising from single ostium. Patient was operated electively and perioperative findings confirmed the diagnosis of single coronary artery, as left coronary artery after taking origin from right sinus of valsalva runs through the septum, before dividing into left anterior descending and circumflex branches. The single coronary ostium opened with a slit like incision over the course of left main coronary, making the size of ostium three to four times bigger than the native one. In addition left internal mammary artery was harvested and grafted to the left anterior descending branch distally. Patient made successful recovery. Four months follow up dobutamine stress echo showed no inducible ischemia.
Aliyazicioglu, Tolga; Yalti, Tunc; Kabaoglu, Burcak
Approximately one fifth of patients suffer from inguinal pain after laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. There is existing literature suggesting that the staples used to fix the mesh can cause postoperative inguinal pain. In this study, we describe our experience with laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia surgery using 3-dimensional mesh without mesh fixation, in our institution. A total of 300 patients who had undergone laparoscopic TEP inguinal hernia repair with 3-dimensional mesh in VKV American Hospital, Istanbul from November 2006 to November 2015 were studied retrospectively. Using the hospital's electronic archive, we studied patients' selected parameters, which are demographic features (age, sex), body mass index, hernia locations and types, duration of operations, preoperative and postoperative complications, duration of hospital stays, cost of surgery, need for analgesics, time elapsed until returning to daily activities and work. A total of 300 patients underwent laparoscopic TEP hernia repair of 437 inguinal hernias from November 2006 to November 2015. Of the 185 patients, 140 were symptomatic. Mean duration of follow-up was 48 months (range, 6 to 104 mo). The mean duration of surgery was 55 minutes for bilateral hernia repair, and 38 minutes for unilateral hernia repair. The mean duration of hospital stay was 0.9 day. There was no conversion to open surgery. In none of the cases the mesh was fixated with either staples or fibrin glue. Six patients (2%) developed seroma that were treated conservatively. One patient had inguinal hernia recurrence. One patient had preperitoneal hematoma. One patient operated due to indirect right-sided hernia developed right-sided hydrocele. One patient had wound dehiscence at the umbilical port entry site. Chronic pain developed postoperatively in 1 patient. Ileus developed in 1 patient. Laparoscopic TEP inguinal repair with 3-dimensional mesh without mesh fixation can be performed as safe as
Direct application of single-port laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair by an experienced single-port laparoscopic surgeon who was inexperienced in conventional TEP hernia repair: initial experience with 100 cases.
Choi, Byung-Jo; Lee, Kwan Ju; Lee, Sang Chul
Single-port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) has been introduced for totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this study was to report our initial experience with SPLS TEP inguinal hernia repair in 100 patients by a single-port laparoscopic surgeon who had no prior experience of conventional TEP hernia repair. Between October 2012 and December 2013, 100 patients underwent SPLS TEP inguinal hernia repair by a single surgeon. The procedures that were performed in the preperitoneal space did not differ from those in conventional TEP repair. Patient demographics, type of hernia, and operative and postoperative outcomes were analyzed. Also, we compared the results of current series with the data of the other studies for single-port TEP inguinal hernia repair. Among the 100 patients, SPLS TEP inguinal hernia repair was successful in 99 patients; 1 patient required additional incisions for inserting the trocar. The mean operative time and postoperative length of stay were 97.8 minutes (range, 55-185 minutes) and 1.3 days (range, 1-4 days), respectively. In the current series, the operation time was longer than those in the other studies for SPLS TEP repair. Recurrent hernia, history of lower abdominal surgery, and peritoneal tear during the operation were significantly associated with prolonged operation time. The other data, including perioperative complications, were similar. In our experience, the transition from standard hernioplasty to SPLS TEP inguinal hernia repair by an experienced SPLS surgeon was feasible. However, a learning curve is necessary.
Galimov, O V; Khanov, V O; Mamadaliev, D Z; Sayfullin, R R; Sagitdinov, R R
To present an experience of surgical treatment of hiatal hernia. An experience of more than thousand laparoscopic fundoplications in various modifications has been accumulated in the Clinic of Bashkir State Medical University for the period 2001-2016. An original device for intraoperative measurement of hiatal orifice is described. Hiatal orifice repair was indicated in case of its dimension over 3.5 cm. 310 patients underwent hiatal orifice repair including diaphragmocrurorrhaphy in 189 cases, hiatal orifice replacement by using of mesh implant in 121 cases. Simultaneous interventions were performed in 211 cases due to hiatal hernia combined with other abdominal diseases. Thus, selection of hiatal hernia patients for antireflux surgery should be clearly indicated according to clinical and instrumental data in the context of health care system reforming and widespread use of minimally invasive technologies. Laparoscopic operations for hiatal hernia are preferable and contribute to decrease of morbidity and improvement of outcomes.
While the patient is sleepy (sedated) and pain-free (local anesthesia or spinal anesthesia) or deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), an incision is made over the hernia. The bulging tissue ...
Friis-Andersen, Hans; Bisgaard, Thue
access to their own data stratified on individual surgeons. Registrations are based on a closed, protected Internet system requiring personal codes also identifying the operating institution. A national steering committee consisting of 13 voluntary and dedicated surgeons, 11 of whom are unpaid, handles...... of hernia, primary or recurrent, type of surgical repair procedure, mesh and mesh fixation methods. DESCRIPTIVE DATA: According to the Danish National Health Act, surgeons are obliged to register all hernia repairs immediately after surgery (3 minute registration time). All institutions have continuous...... the medical management of the database. RESULTS: The Danish Inguinal Hernia Database comprises intraoperative data from >130,000 repairs (May 2015). A total of 49 peer-reviewed national and international publications have been published from the database (June 2015). CONCLUSION: The Danish Inguinal Hernia...
Badoe, E V
Alternating hemiplegia of children is a rare neurological disorder that in its characteristic form has few differential diagnosis. The diagnosis of intractable seizures is difficult to avoid for physicians not aware of the disease. To describe the clinical characteristics of Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC), and response to various drugs A Ghanaian child with AHC was followed up for three years at the Neurology Clinic, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra. Her characteristics including EEG and MRI findings were documented. She was severely unsuccessfully treated as an epileptic. Further clinical re-evaluation provided clues to the diagnosis of alternating hemiplegia of childhood. The child, a female patient, was seen within the first week of life. The initial complaints were abnormal eye movements, and subsequently recurrent hemiplegic episodes, that started at age two and lasted hours to days. Attacks occurred at a frequency of about three per month and lasted from several hours to three days. An established trigger was bathing with cold water. Sleep relieved symptoms. The child had evidence of global developmental delay and neurological abnormalities including ataxia. EEG and MRI were both reported as abnormal. She experienced recurrent seizures. Topiramate and several anti-convulsants were not helpful but aripiprazole reduced the frequency of attacks. The case highlights the fact that AHC starts very early in life and is commonly misdiagnosed as epilepsy .It can coexist with epilepsy and abnormal MRI findings. Aripiprazole appears effective in its treatment.
Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Lung and gastric cancers are the first and second leading causes of death from cancer worldwide, and are especially prevalent in Eastern Asia. Relatively few reports are available in relation to the treatment and outcome of synchronous lung and gastric cancers, although there are increasing numbers of patients with these cancers. Efforts to develop more effective drugs for the treatment of synchronous cancers, without serious adverse effects, have been intensifying. Pemetrexed, a multi-targeted antifolate enzyme inhibitor, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a first-line chemotherapy for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer in 2007. Although clinical activity against several tumor types of adenocarcinoma, including gastric cancer, has been demonstrated, the efficacy of pemetrexed for gastric cancer remains to be fully evaluated. Case presentation We report a case involving a 62-year-old Japanese woman with synchronous locally-advanced poorly-differentiated lung adenocarcinoma and poorly-differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma, containing signet-ring cells distinguished by immunohistochemical profiles. She had been treated with carboplatin and pemetrexed as a first-line chemotherapy for lung cancer, and had achieved partial responses for both lung and gastric cancers. These responses led to a favorable 12-month progression-free survival after the initiation of chemotherapy, and the patient is still alive more than 33 months after diagnosis. Conclusions This case suggests a new chemotherapeutic regimen for patients with synchronous multiple primary cancers that have an adenocarcinoma background.
Girginkardeşler, N; Coşkun, S; Cüneyt Balcioğlu, I; Ertan, P; Ok, U Z
To evaluate the pathogenicity of Dientamoeba fragilis by comparing it with Giardia lamblia and to investigate the effect of a single dose of secnidazole in dientamoebiasis. Stool samples of 400 patients, admitted to the Department of Parasitology, Celal Bayar University, were examined by direct wet mount, formalin-ethyl acetate concentration and trichrome staining methods on three consecutive days. All cases positive for D. fragilis were treated with a single dose of secnidazole, 30 mg/kg for children, and 2 g for adults. On the seventh and fourteenth days, at the end of the treatment, stool samples were examined by the same methods, and clinical symptoms were again evaluated. D. fragilis and G. lamblia were detected in 35 (8.8%) and 34 (8.5%) cases, respectively. The most frequent symptoms were found to be abdominal pain and diarrhea in both infections. D. fragilis was eradicated in 34 (97.1%) patients with a single dose of secnidazole, but a second dose was necessary in one patient. Clinical symptoms disappeared in 27 (77.1%) and decreased in eight (22.9%) cases, after eradication. These data suggested that D. fragilis is as prevalent and pathogenic as G. lamblia, and secnidazole seems to be highly effective in achieving parasitologic and clinical cure. To our knowledge, this is the first report of secnidazole being used in the treatment of dientamoebiasis.
Yabuki, Kiyotaka; Maekawa, Takeo; Satoh, Koichi; Tamasaki, Yoshihisa; Maekawa, Hiroshi; Kudoh, Keizo; Aoki, Eizaburo
In massive hemorrhage from acute gastric mucosal lesions, it is occasionally difficult to control the bleeding with nonsurgical therapy. We used the somatostatin analog, octreotide, which suppresses gastric and pancreatic function, to treat severe hemorrhagic erosive gastritis in a patient with acute pancreatitis. A 22-year-old man presented with epigastralgia and melena. Blood levels of pancreatitis markers were elevated. Computed tomography revealed diffuse enlargement of the pancreas, without fluid collection around the organ. An endoscopic examination showed extensive hemorrhagic erosions over almost the whole gastric mucosa. We diagnosed extensive hemorrhagic erosive gastritis with acute pancreatitis. A protease inhibitor (nafamostat mesilate 50 mg/day) and an H(2) receptor antagonist (famotidine 40 mg/day) were administered by injection for 6 days; the patient's serum and urine amylase levels fell, but the gastric erosions with hemorrhage were not attenuated. Octreotide was given subcutaneously, at a daily dose of 100 microg for 5 days, without famotidine administration. His melena disappeared, and the gastric erosions were markedly decreased. Administration of the somatostatin analog, octreotide, proved to be effective treatment in a patient with severe hemorrhagic erosive gastritis associated with acute pancreatitis.
Sato, Takashi; Tomaru, Koji; Koide, Tomoko; Masuda, Makoto; Yamamoto, Masaki; Miyazawa, Naoki; Inayama, Yoshiaki; Kaneko, Takeshi; Ishigatsubo, Yoshiaki
Lung and gastric cancers are the first and second leading causes of death from cancer worldwide, and are especially prevalent in Eastern Asia. Relatively few reports are available in relation to the treatment and outcome of synchronous lung and gastric cancers, although there are increasing numbers of patients with these cancers. Efforts to develop more effective drugs for the treatment of synchronous cancers, without serious adverse effects, have been intensifying. Pemetrexed, a multi-targeted antifolate enzyme inhibitor, was approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration as a first-line chemotherapy for advanced non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer in 2007. Although clinical activity against several tumor types of adenocarcinoma, including gastric cancer, has been demonstrated, the efficacy of pemetrexed for gastric cancer remains to be fully evaluated. We report a case involving a 62-year-old Japanese woman with synchronous locally-advanced poorly-differentiated lung adenocarcinoma and poorly-differentiated gastric adenocarcinoma, containing signet-ring cells distinguished by immunohistochemical profiles. She had been treated with carboplatin and pemetrexed as a first-line chemotherapy for lung cancer, and had achieved partial responses for both lung and gastric cancers. These responses led to a favorable 12-month progression-free survival after the initiation of chemotherapy, and the patient is still alive more than 33 months after diagnosis. This case suggests a new chemotherapeutic regimen for patients with synchronous multiple primary cancers that have an adenocarcinoma background.
Mahmoud, Fade; Abdallah, Al-Ola; Arnaoutakis, Konstantinos; Makhoul, Issam
Metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC) to the head and neck is rare. It is the third-most common cause of distant metastasis to the head and neck, after breast cancer and lung cancer. Several drugs are available to treat metastatic RCC including high-dose interleukin and targeted therapy. Immunotherapy with nivolumab was recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a second-line treatment for patients with metastatic RCC. We present a case of metastatic RCC in a 71-year-old man with a single complaint of a 1-year history of pain while chewing food. Positron emission tomography-computed tomography showed diffuse metastatic disease. Nivolumab, off-label use before its recent FDA approval, was combined with sunitinib and resulted in an excellent and ongoing response. RCC is the third-most common cause of distant metastasis to the head and neck. The patient described in this case did not have any symptoms commonly seen in RCC, such as painless hematuria, weight loss, anorexia, fatigue, or anemia, despite the bulk of his disease. The other important aspect of this case is the almost complete response of his metastatic disease to the combination of nivolumab and sunitinib that was used off label before the FDA issued the approval. Future clinical trials should look at combining immunotherapy with targeted therapy in metastatic RCC.
Shin, Jun Young; Ko, Eun Jung; Lee, Seung Ho; Shin, Jong Bum; Kim, Shin Il; Kwon, Kye Sook; Kim, Hyung Gil; Shin, Yong Woon; Bang, Byoung Wook
Pseudomembranous colitis (PMC) is a nosocomial and opportunistic infection caused by Clostridium difficile. PMC is related to the use of antibiotics leading to intestinal dysbiosis and an overgrowth of C. difficile. Metronidazole or vancomycin is considered to be the standard therapy for the management of PMC. However, PMC has a 15%-30% recurrence rate and can be refractory to standard treatments, resulting in morbidity and mortality. Here we describe a patient who experienced refractory PMC who was treated with fecal microbiota transplantation. A 69-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with consistent abdominal pain and diarrhea, which had been present for 5 months. She was diagnosed with PMC by colonoscopy and tested positive for C. difficile toxin. Even though she took metronidazole for 10 days, followed by vancomycin for 4 weeks, her symptoms did not improve. Because of her recurrent and refractory symptoms, we decided to perform fecal microbiota transplantation. Fifty grams of fresh feces from a donor were obtained on the day of the procedure, mixed with 500 mL of normal saline, and then filtered. The filtered solution was administered to the patient's colon using a colonoscope. After the procedure, her symptoms rapidly improved and a follow-up colonoscopy showed that the PMC had resolved without recurrence.
David J. Kopsky
Full Text Available Central neuropathic pain in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS is a common debilitating symptom, which is mostly treated with tricyclic antidepressants or antiepileptics. Unfortunately, the use of these drugs is often limited due to adverse events. We investigated the analgesic effect of topical amitriptyline 5% and 10% cream in a patient with central neuropathic pain due to MS. The analgesic effect of topical amitriptyline cream on neuropathic pain was dose related. To evaluate whether this analgesic effect is due to the active compound or placebo, we conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled n-of-1 study with amitriptyline 5% cream and placebo. The instruction was to alternate the creams every week following the pattern ABAB, with an escape possibility of amitriptyline 10% cream. The result was a complete pain reduction after application of cream B, while most of the time cream A did not reduce the pain. The patient could correctly unblind both creams, determining B as active. She noted that in the week of using the active cream no allodynia was present, with a carryover effect of one day.
Full Text Available Selcuk Seber,1 Aylin Gonultas,2 Ozlem Ozturk,2 Tarkan Yetisyigit1 1Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Namik Kemal University, 2Pathology Department, Tekirdag State Hospital, Tekirdag, Turkey Abstract: Recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the skin is a rare but difficult to treat condition. Frequently, the disease presents itself in elderly patients with poor performance status and bearing many comorbidities, thus the decision to administer systemic chemotherapy becomes difficult to make. In addition, current chemotherapeutic protocols response rates are far from satisfactory. Recently cetuximab, a chimeric antibody against epidermal growth factor receptor, is increasingly being reported as an alternative treatment. We therefore report this case of a recurrent squamous cell carcinoma of the skin in an elderly woman with poor performance status and who had an excellent clinical response to single agent cetuximab therapy with complete resolution of the disease and minimal toxicity during the course of the treatment to provide evidence for future prospective clinical trials. Keywords: cetuximab, EGFR inhibiton, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin
Govindaraju, Radhikaraj Coimbatore; Patil, Rajesh T; Srivastava, Ashish
Self-inflicted abdominal stab wounds are generally uncommon and there is no published report of survivors after extensive self inflicted disembowelment with mutilation. Here we present a case of 28 year old male who was brought to hospital 2 1/2 h after disembowelment through self inflicted abdominal stab injuries. The patient had hypovolemic shock due to bleeding from the mesentery and a 450 cm segment of small bowel which had been pulled out from 2 abdominal stab wounds and slashed multiple times by him. He had alcohol intoxication and hallucinations and did not seem to be in pain or emotionally affected by the severe injury. After resuscitation, and emergency resection with anastomosis he had an uneventful post-operative recovery. On psychiatric evaluation during follow-up, he was found to have schizophrenia aggravated by alcohol abuse and was treated accordingly. As self mutilation can be the first presentation of a psychotic episode, a psychiatric evaluation is necessary for all patients with self inflicted injuries. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine. All rights reserved.
Full Text Available Adult presentation of congenital Bochdalek′s hernia is rare. Here we report the case of a 18-year-old boy who presented to us with dyspnea, low grade fever, and cough for whom the diagnosis of congenital Bochdalek′s hernia was confirmed by computed tomography (CT scan of thorax after barium ingestion. Problems of this adult presentation because of difficulty in diagnosis, operative management, and rudimentary lung were properly and successfully dealt with in our case. We concluded that before undergoing operation in adult Bochdalek′s hernia, thorough check-up is necessary as rudimentary lung may not expand resulting in ventilatory insufficiency during postoperative phase.
Helgstrand, Frederik; Jorgensen, Lars Nannestad
Aim: The Danish Ventral Hernia Database (DVHD) provides national surveillance of current surgical practice and clinical postoperative outcomes. The intention is to reduce postoperative morbidity and hernia recurrence, evaluate new treatment strategies, and facilitate nationwide implementation...... of operations and is an excellent tool for observing changes over time, including adjustment of several confounders. This national database registry has impacted on clinical practice in Denmark and led to a high number of scientific publications in recent years....
Full Text Available Bill Tu, Michael Johnston, Ka-Kit HuiUCLA Center for East–West Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USABackground: Polypharmacy is a common and serious problem in the elderly today. Few solutions have been effective in reducing its incidence.Case summary: An 87-year-old female with a history of osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis presented with a five month history of severe right hip pain. She had been seen by multiple specialists and hospitalized many times. During these encounters, she was prescribed a long list of pain medications. However, these medications did not improve her pain and added to her risk of adverse drug events. After exhausting traditional Western medical therapies, she received a referral to the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine. There, clinicians treated her with a nonpharmacological integrative East-West medicine approach that included acupuncture, dry needling of trigger points, and education on self-acupressure. Her pain began improving and she was able to cut back on analgesic use under physician supervision. Ultimately, she improved to the point where she was able to discontinue all of her pain medications. Symptomatic relief was evidenced by improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQOL.Conclusions: This case study suggests that integrative East–West medicine may have the potential to reduce the incidence of polypharmacy in elderly patients presenting with pain conditions and improve their quality of life.Keywords: polypharmacy, pain, osteoarthritis, acupuncture, complementary and alternative medicine, integrative medicine, adverse drug reaction, elderly
Burcharth, Jakob; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Bisgaard, Thue; Rosenberg, Jacob
The purpose of this study was to establish the risk of recurrence after direct and indirect inguinal hernia operation in a large-scale female population and to establish the relationship between the type of hernia at the primary and recurrent procedure. Using data from the Danish Hernia Database (DHDB), a cohort was generated: all females operated on electively for a primary inguinal hernia by either Lichtenstein’s technique or laparoscopy from 1998 to 2012. Within this prospectively collected cohort, the hernia type at the primary procedure (direct inguinal hernia (DIH), indirect inguinal hernia (IIH), combination hernia), the hernia type at the recurrent procedure (DIH, IIH, combination hernia, femoral hernia), anesthesia type, and time from primary procedure to reoperation were registered. A total of 5,893 females with primary elective inguinal hernia operation on in the study period (61 % IIH, 37 % DIH, 2 % combined hernias) were included with a median follow-up time of 72 months (range 0 to 169). A total of 305 operations for suspected recurrences were registered (61 % inguinal recurrences, 38 % femoral recurrences, 1 % no hernias), which corresponded to an overall reoperation rate of 5.2 %. All femoral recurrences occurred after a previous open anterior operation. The crude reoperation rate after primary DIH operation was 11.0 %, 3.0 % after primary IIH operation and 0.007 % after combined hernia operation (p hernia recurrences exclusively existed after anterior open primary operation.
Full Text Available A 43-year-old woman was brought to the hospital with severe metabolic acidosis (pH 6.56, bicarbonate 3 mmol/L, and lactate 18.4 mmol/L and a serum creatinine of 162 μmol/L with a serum potassium of 7.8 mmol/L. A delayed diagnosis of metformin-associated lactic acidosis was made, and she was treated with tris-hydroxymethyl aminomethane (THAM and renal replacement therapy (RRT. Following a complete recovery, she admitted to ingesting 180 tablets (90 grams of metformin. Her peak serum metformin concentration was 170 μg/mL (therapeutic range 1-2 μg/mL. Our case demonstrates an intentional metformin overdose resulting in lactic acidosis in a nondiabetic patient who was successfully treated with THAM and RRT.
Maus, Erik Alberto
Standard of care for venous leg ulcers (VLUs) consists of the application of compression bandages or stockings and of local moist wound care. While the majority of patients heal with the above mentioned treatments some ulcers become refractory to treatment causing significant disability and costs. The authors present the observation made on two patients with VLUs who had failed to respond to a comprehensive state of the art wound care approach for 11 and 3 years respectively. Both patients were treated with a poly-N-acetyl glucosamine-derived membrane (pGlcNAc) (Talymed, Marine Polymer Technologies, Danvers, Massachusetts, USA) in addition to compression bandaging. Both patients healed within 6 weeks of the first application of pG1cNAc. The authors present two cases of VLUs that had been considered non-healable that were successfully treated in a very short period of time with the application of a novel technology.
Duracinsky, M; Chassany, O
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a prevalent disorder, and although the pharmaceutical industry knows the potential fallout of a successful drug launch in this area, effective drug treatments are rare. To give an overview of the main factors interfering with the development of IBS drugs and to provide pertinent methodological indications to improve their investigation in clinical trials. Developing IBS drugs remains a major challenge, as numerous factors, related or unrelated to the nature of the disease itself, interfere with the demonstration of efficacy : the multiplicity of physiopathological mechanisms, wide variation in symptoms across patients and over time, associated psychological traits and environmental aspects, and a very significant placebo effect. There can be no question of developing drugs to target a single receptor in the hope of thereby impacting the whole range of factors involved in the genesis of IBS symptoms. Drug safety is, moreover, a prime consideration, given that this pathology, while certainly disabling, is not life-threatening. If a significant difference between a new treatment and placebo is to be demonstrated on a clinical trial, inclusion and efficacy criteria and study treatment duration must be predefined very precisely. The primary endpoint is abdominal pain, but the assessment of relief of the patient's symptoms has been also recommended, even if there is as yet no consensus as to its definition. The impact of a new IBS drug on patient's quality of life is an important secondary endpoint. In IBS more, perhaps, than in other pathologies, study design needs very careful consideration if new IBS drug trials are to be conclusive. However, some critical methodological issues (e.g., definite primary endpoint, interpretation of results, and definition of responders) are still unresolved.
Karayanni, Hera; Kormas, Konstantinos Ar; Cragg, Simon; Nicolaidou, Artemis
Colonization and succession of an epibiotic animal community on chromated copper arsenate (CCA)-treated wood were studied for 18 months in the eastern Mediterranean (Saronikos Gulf, Aegean Sea). Pine wood panels, 200 x 100 x 25 mm, impregnated with CCA at retentions of 0, 12, 24, and 48 kg m(-3) were used. The abundance or surface coverage of the most characteristic taxa (polychaetes, mollusca, crustacea bryozoa, sponges, ascidians) was measured in situ, while 12 months after submersion two panels of each retention were removed and examined in the laboratory. A total of 26 taxa were identified, among which polychaetes of the family Serpulidae dominated. The controls carried the largest number of species (17) but the lowest number of individuals. On panels with CCA retentions of 12 and 24 kg m(-3), 14 and 16 species were observed, respectively, while at 48 kg m(-3), only 9 species were found. Only the controls were affected by boring bivalves of the family Teredinidae and started to break up within 3 months of submersion. Statistically significant differences in barnacle and polychaete abundance were found between treated and untreated panels. There were no significant differences among panels treated at the three CCA loadings. Ordination by nonmetric multidimensional scaling showed a seasonal effect on the colonization of the treated panels, with the highest recruitment during the warmer months of the study.
Full Text Available Trichosporon species is an important life-threatening opportunistic systemic pathogen, especially in leukemia patients. Voriconazole is proved to be a promising agent in past decade. However, recently we observed a case of breakthrough Trichosporon asahii infection while receiving voriconazole, which calls for an alternative treatment strategy. A combination therapy of liposomal amphotericin B (AmB plus caspofungin – in which liposomal AmB dose was reduced due to renal toxicity – was administered to successfully treat this patient.
Abe, Tomohiro; Sasaki, Akira; Ueda, Taichiro; Miyakawa, Yoshitaka; Ochiai, Hidenobu
Secondary thrombotic microangiopathies (TMAs) are induced by several underlying conditions; most are resolved by treating background disease. Eculizumab is a human monoclonal antibody that blocks the final stage of the complement system and effectively treats atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). In this report, we present a patient with TMA secondary to sepsis- induced coagulopathy, who was successfully treated with eculizumab.A 44-year-old woman, who had no special medical history or familial history of TMAs, was admitted on suspicion of septic shock. Physical examination revealed gangrene on her soles. Blood tests revealed a decreased platelet count, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), renal dysfunction, hemolysis, and infection. Although the coagulation disorder improved with intensive care, the low platelet count, elevated lactate dehydrogenase levels, and renal dysfunction persisted. Our investigations subsequently excluded thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli-induced HUS. Plasma exchange only improved lactate dehydrogenase levels. We clinically diagnosed this case as atypical HUS and started eculizumab treatment. The patient's platelet count increased, her renal dysfunction improved, and the gangrene on her feet was ameliorated. The patient was discharged without maintenance dialysis therapy after approximately 3 months. Subsequent tests revealed elevated serum levels of soluble C5b-9, and genetic testing revealed compound heterozygous c.184G > A (Val62Ile) and c.1204T > C (Tyr402His) single-nucleotide polymorphisms in complement factor H.We encountered a case of complement-mediated TMA accompanied by DIC, which was successfully treated with eculizumab. Further studies are necessary to support the optimal use of eculizumab for TMA with background diseases.
Maricevich, Marco; Farley, David
Obturator hernia (OH) is a rare condition and difficult to diagnose. While they account for as few as 0.073% of all hernias, mortality can be as high as 70%. The typical clinical presentation for OH is small bowel obstruction. Computed tomography is the diagnostic tool of choice. Surgical repair is mandatory in virtually all cases of OH and traditionally consists of performing an exploratory laparotomy. A 90-year-old female was admitted to our surgical service with signs of small bowel obstruction and a CT scan revealing incarcerated fatty tissue and small bowel within a left OH. The role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of OH has been limited to elective repairs; most reports detail that the OH was found serendipitously during laparoscopic inguinal hernia operations or other pelvic procedures. A few reports describe the use of laparoscopy to treat OH associated with bowel obstruction in an emergency setting using a TAPP approach. A strict TEP hernia repair is not indicated for all patients with OH, and should rarely be performed in emergency situations given its limitation to assess or resect bowel if necessary. In selected cases, a formal exploratory laparoscopy that is negative for compromised bowel can be safely followed by a TEP repair using the same umbilical access as shown in our patient. A 90-year-old female with a small bowel obstruction related to an incarcerated OH was treated effectively with an extraperitoneal laparoscopic approach.
Lichtenstein), and the 4-layer tissue repair (Shouldice) techniques of inguinal hernia surgery and to determine to what extent doctors in a general surgical unit were able to reproduce the excellent results reported from specialist hernia centres.
Full Text Available Spigelian hernias are rare, making up only 1-2% of all hernias. Like other hernias, they may contain abdominal contents but are more likely to be incarcerated due to the small size of the fascial defect.(1 We describe here the case of a 71-year-old female with a 10-year history of right lower quadrant pain that remained undiagnosed despite multiple imaging studies. Prior to presentation the patient developed a new bulge and increasing pain at this site; an ultrasound revealed the presence of a bowel-containing hernia. The patient was taken urgently to the operating room for a laparoscopic Spigelian hernia repair, and was found to have an incarcerated appendix in the hernia. After the hernia was reduced, an appendectomy was performed and the hernia was repaired with biological mesh. Postoperatively, the patient did well, and her pain resolved.
Malik, Atiqa; Bell, Chaim M; Stukel, Thérèse A; Urbach, David R
The effect of hospital specialization on the risk of hernia recurrence after inguinal hernia repair is not well described. We studied Ontario residents who had primary elective inguinal hernia repair at an Ontario hospital between 1993 and 2007 using population-based, administrative health data. We compared patients from a large hernia specialty hospital (Shouldice Hospital) with those from general hospitals to determine the risk of recurrence. We studied 235 192 patients, 27.7% of whom had surgery at Shouldice hospital. The age-standardized proportion of patients who had a recurrence ranged from 5.21% (95% confidence interval [CI] 4.94%-5.49%) among patients who had surgery at the lowest volume general hospitals to 4.79% (95% CI 4.54%-5.04%) who had surgery at the highest volume general hospitals. In contrast, patients who had surgery at the Shouldice Hospital had an age-standardized recurrence risk of 1.15% (95% CI 1.05%-1.25%). Compared with patients who had surgery at the lowest volume hospitals, hernia recurrence among those treated at the Shouldice Hospital was significantly lower after adjustment for the effects of age, sex, comorbidity and income level (adjusted hazard ratio 0.21, 95% CI 0.19-0.23, p hernia repair at Shouldice Hospital was associated with a significantly lower risk of subsequent surgery for recurrence than repair at a general hospital. While specialty hospitals may have better outcomes for treatment of common surgical conditions than general hospitals, these benefits must be weighed against potential negative impacts on clinical care and the financial sustainability of general hospitals.
Links, D J R; Berney, C R
Traumatic lumbar hernia (TLH) is a rare presentation. Traditionally, these have been repaired via an open approach. Recurrence can be a problem due to the often limited tissue available for mesh fixation at the inferior aspect of the hernia defect. We report the successful use of bone suture anchors placed in the iliac crest during transperitoneal laparoscopy for mesh fixation to repair a recurrent TLH. This technique may be particularly useful after previous failed attempts at open TLH repair.
Mirdamadi, Seied Ahmad; Arasteh, Mahfar
Context: Hiatal hernia is an infrequent but serious cause of dyspnea. We report a case of acute dyspnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea secondary to hiatal hernia and epicardial fat pad. Case Report: A 78-year-old woman presented with dyspnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea. Lab data and physical examination were normal. Computed tomography scan demonstrated a large hiatal hernia and epicardial fat pad. Conclusion: Although rare, hiatal hernia should be suspected in patients who develop unexplained dyspnea. PMID:22737680
Amirlak, Bardia; Gerdes, Jodi; Puri, Varun; Fitzgibbons, Robert J
Synthetic mesh is the prosthetic material used for most inguinal hernioplasties. However, when left in contact with intra-abdominal viscera, it often becomes associated with infection and migration, particularly in irradiated tissues, contaminated fields, immunosuppressed individuals, and patients with intestinal obstruction or fistula. AlloDerm(®) Regenerative Tissue Matrix (LifeCell Corporation, Branchburg, NJ) is derived from human cadaver skin and may be associated with fewer visceral adhesions and more durability in infected fields than synthetic mesh. We report the first case in which AlloDerm was used in a laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair of a multiple recurrent right inguinal hernia, a left femoral hernia, and an umbilical hernia in the same patient. Use of AlloDerm greatly enhanced the maneuverability during laparoscopic hernia repair due to its pliability and strength and eliminated the need to cover the prosthetic with peritoneum. Previous pelvic radiation and multiple previous groin repairs can render the peritoneum friable, resulting in obstacles to successful closure. AlloDerm is a reasonable choice for groin hernia repairs when such factors are present. The long-term durability of AlloDerm for laparoscopic groin hernia repairs is yet to be determined, but based on current data it seems prudent to use this technique in laparoscopic repair of complex groin hernias where infection is suspected or inadequate prosthetic coverage with peritoneum is anticipated. Copyright © 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.
Barrero Candau, R; Garrido Morales, M
We report a new case of congenital lumbar hernia. This is first case reported of congenital lumbar hernia and bilateral renal agenesis. We review literature and describe associated malformations reported that would be role out in every case of congenital lumbar hernia.
Piskin, Turgut; Aydin, Cemalettin; Barut, Bora; Dirican, Abuzer; Kayaalp, Cuneyt
Reduction of giant hernia contents into the abdominal cavity may cause intraoperative and postoperative problems such as abdominal compartment syndrome. Preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum expands the abdominal cavity, increases the patient?s tolerability to operation, and can diminish intraoperative and postoperative complications. Preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum is recommended for giant ventral hernias, but rarely for giant inguinal hernias. We present two giant inguinal her...
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Shouldice method being the more cost effective procedure should be encouraged in men with primary unilateral inguinal hernias. Key Words: Hernia, Lichtenstein, Shouldice, Clinical. Trial. CLINICAL TRIAL. Shouldice Versus Lichtenstein Hernia Repair. Techniques: A Prospective Randomized Study. Wamalwa AO1, Siwo ...
Roman, Sabine; Kahrilas, Peter J; Kia, Leila; Luger, Daniel; Soper, Nathaniel; Pandolfino, John E
Background & Aim Large hiatal hernias can be associated with a shortened or tortuous esophagus. We hypothesized that these anatomic changes may alter esophageal pressure topography (EPT) measurements made during high-resolution manometry (HRM). Our aim was to compare EPT measures of esophageal motility in patients with large hiatal hernias to those of patients without hernia. Methods Among 2000 consecutive clinical EPT, we identified 90 patients with large (>5 cm) hiatal hernias on endoscopy and at least 7 evaluable swallows on EPT. Within the same database a control group without hernia was selected. EPT was analyzed for lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, Distal Contractile Integral (DCI), contraction amplitude, Contractile Front Velocity (CFV) and Distal Latency time (DL). Esophageal length was measured on EPT from the distal border of upper esophageal sphincter to the proximal border of the LES. EPT diagnosis was based on the Chicago Classification. Results The manometry catheter was coiled in the hernia and did not traverse the crural diaphragm in 44 patients (49%) with large hernia. Patients with large hernias had lower average LES pressures, lower DCI, slower CFV and shorter DL than patients without hernia. They also exhibited a shorter mean esophageal length. However, the distribution of peristaltic abnormalities was not different in patients with and without large hernia. Conclusions Patients with large hernias had an alteration of EPT measurements as a consequence of the associated shortened esophagus. However, the distribution of peristaltic disorders was unaffected by the presence of hernia. PMID:22508779
Henriksen, N A; Yadete, D H; Sørensen, Lars Tue
The aetiology and pathogenesis of abdominal wall hernia formation is complex. Optimal treatment of hernias depends on a full understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms involved in their formation. The aim of this study was to review the literature on specific collagen alterations...... in abdominal wall hernia formation....
Eriksson, Axelina; Krag, Christen; Jørgensen, Lars Nannestad
Incisional hernia is a common complication to laparotomy impacting negatively on quality of life, risk of emergency surgery and cosmesis. The operation of giant incisional hernia (cross diameter of hernia defect > 20 cm) is a high risk procedure and the surgical techniques are not based on high...
Kovaleva, Aleksandra; Irishina, Natalia; Pereira, Augusto; Cuesta-Guardiola, Tatiana; Ortiz-Quintana, Luis
Surgical rescue of methotrexate-treated ectopic pregnancy is necessary when tubal rupture or medical therapy failure is detected during post-therapeutic monitoring. It is known that an increased beta human chorionic gonadotropin (β-hCG) concentration is the most important factor associated with treatment failure. Therefore, we suggested that relative changes in serum β-hCG could predict a successful result of medical treatment, leading to facilitation of the decision to forgo the prospect of possible surgical rescue. A retrospective observational study of 115 patients with an ectopic pregnancy who were treated with a single dosage protocol of 50mg/m2 of methotrexate injected intramuscularly was performed at Puerta de Hierro University Hospital and Gregorio Marañón University General Hospital. Standard statistical tests were applied in order to evaluate the relative changes in β-hCG concentration between the 1st and the 4th days following methotrexate injection. Methotrexate treatment has a 95% probability to be successful if the relative change of β-hCG from the 1st to the 4th day of monitoring is within the following interval: [-1.02; 0.15]. Moreover, if the values of β-hCG-relative change from 1st to 4th day of monitoring are within [0.54; 1.2], it assures a negative result of treatment with 95% probability. Therefore, the value 0.15 (15%) of β-hCG relative change can be considered a cut-off value for a positive result to treatment. Our data support that negative β-hCG relative changes on the 4th day of treatment likely predict a successful result of methotrexate therapy, with a cut-off point of 0.15. Expectant management should be carried out in these cases if no clinical indications of surgery are presented. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Frost, J D; Wiersma, S R
We describe successful treatment of an infant with progressive Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) with allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT), and discuss a chromosomal abnormality discovered in his LCH-affected tissue. A 4-month-old male infant with a seborrheic-appearing rash, respiratory collapse, and spontaneous pneumothorax is presented. LCH was diagnosed with primary involvement of skin and lungs. His disease progressed despite aggressive multiagent chemotherapy that included high-dose methylprednisolone, vinblastine, cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, 2-chlorodeoxyadenosine, and etoposide. The patient was successfully treated with myeloblative therapy and low-dose total body irradiation followed by allogeneic BMT at the age of 16 months, at which time he had multisystem involvement. One hundred percent 47XXY/14p+ cells were identified from a lung biopsy; peripheral blood chromosomal analysis demonstrated mosaic 47XXY/14p+, and normal 46XY. Allogeneic BMT may be used successfully in the treatment of refractory, progressive LCH in infants, who are at highest risk of mortality. The cytogenetic association between Klinefelter syndrome and LCH has not been described previously. Cytogenetic analysis of other patients with LCH may be beneficial in determining a genetic association between LCH and Klinefelter syndrome and/or abnormalities of chromosome 14.
Full Text Available Hernia repair is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures worldwide, with a multi-billion dollar global market. Implant design remains a critical challenge for the successful repair and prevention of recurrent hernias, and despite significant progress, there is no ideal mesh for every surgery. This review summarizes the evolution of prostheses design toward successful hernia repair beginning with a description of the anatomy of the disease and the classifications of hernias. Next, the major milestones in implant design are discussed. Commonly encountered complications and strategies to minimize these adverse effects are described, followed by a thorough description of the implant characteristics necessary for successful repair. Finally, available implants are categorized and their advantages and limitations are elucidated, including non-absorbable and absorbable (synthetic and biologically derived prostheses, composite prostheses, and coated prostheses. This review not only summarizes the state of the art in hernia repair, but also suggests future research directions toward improved hernia repair utilizing novel materials and fabrication methods.
Lorenz, R; Stechemesser, B; Reinpold, W; Fortelny, R; Mayer, F; Schröder, W; Köckerling, F
The increasingly more complex nature of hernia surgery means that training programs for young surgeons must now meet ever more stringent requirements. There is a growing demand for improved structuring and standardization of education and training in hernia surgery. In 2011, the concept of a Hernia School was developed in Germany and has been gradually implemented ever since. That concept comprises the following series of interrelated, tiered course elements: Hernie kompakt (Hernia compact), Hernie konkret (Hernia concrete), and Hernie complex (Hernia complex). All three course elements make provision for structured clinical training based on guest visits to approved hernia centers. The Hernia compact basic course imparts knowledge of anatomy working with fresh cadavers. Hernia surgery procedures can also be conducted using unfixed specimens. Knowledge of abdominal wall ultrasound diagnostics is also imparted and hernia surgery procedures simulated on pelvic trainers. In all three course elements, lectures are delivered by experts across the entire field of hernia surgery using evidence-based practices from the literature. To date, eight Hernie kompakt (Hernia compact) courses have been conducted, in each case with up to 55 participants, and with a total of 390 participants. On evaluating the course, over 95% of participants expressed the view that the Hernia compact course content improved hernia surgery training. Following that positive feedback, the more advanced Hernie konkret (Hernia concrete) and Hernie complex (Hernia complex) course elements were introduced in 2016. The experiences gained to date since the introduction of a Hernia School-a standardized curriculum concept for continuing training in hernia surgery-has been evaluated by participants as an improvement on hitherto hernia surgery training.
Elstner, Kristen E; Read, John W; Rodriguez-Acevedo, Omar; Ho-Shon, Kevin; Magnussen, John; Ibrahim, Nabeel
A rarely used technique for enabling closure of large ventral hernias with loss of domain is preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP), which uses intermittent insufflation to gradually stretch the contracted abdominal wall muscles, increasing the capacity of the abdominal cavity. This allows the re-introduction of herniated viscera into the abdominal cavity and assists in closure of giant hernias which may otherwise be considered inoperable. This was a prospective study assessing 16 patients between 2013 and 2015 with multi-recurrent ventral hernia. All patients were treated preoperatively with both Botulinum Toxin A (BTA) injections to the lateral abdominal wall muscles to confer flaccid paralysis, and short-term PPP to passively expand the abdominal cavity. All patients underwent serial abdominal CT imaging, with pre- and post-treatment circumference measurements of the peritoneal cavity and hernia sac, prior to undergoing operative mesh repair of their hernia. The mean hernia defect size was 236 cm2, with mean 28 % loss of domain. The mean overall duration of PPP was 6.2 days. The mean gain in abdominal circumference was 4.9 cm (5.6 %) (p 0.002) after BTA and PPP. Fascial closure and mesh hernia repair were performed in all 16 patients, with no patients suffering from postoperative abdominal hypertension, ventilatory impairment, or wound dehiscence. There are no hernia recurrences to date. Eight patients (50 %) experienced PPP-related complications, consisting of subcutaneous emphysema, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumocardium, and metabolic acidosis. No complication required intervention. PPP is a useful adjunct in the repair of complex ventral hernia. It passively expands the abdominal cavity, allowing viscera to re-establish right of domain. At the same time, it helps to minimize the risks of postoperative abdominal compartment syndrome and the sequelae of fascial closure under tension. However, its benefits must be carefully weighed with
Full Text Available The aim of the work was to present clinical material referring to rarely occurring abdom‑ inal cavity hernias in semilunar line – Spigelian hernias diagnosed with the help of ultra‑ sound. Material and methods: In the period from 1995 to 2001 785 anterior abdominal wall hernias were diagnosed including 11 Spigelian hernias (1.4% diagnosed in 10 pa‑ tients (7 women and 3 men aged from 38 to 65 years old (average age 48. Eight patients complained of spastic pain in abdomen, in 5 of them it was accompanied by bloating and sometimes loud peristalsis. All the patients had been observing the mentioned symptoms from 2 to 5 years. Each of them had had colonoscopy and abdominal cavity ultrasound examination performed, some of them even three times. In 3 women with uterine fibroid the uterus was removed which did not eliminate the symptoms. The ultrasound examina‑ tion of the abdominal integument was performed mainly with the use of linear transduc‑ ers of the frequency of 7–12 MHz; in obese patients also convex transducers were used (3,5–6 MHz. Each examination of abdominal integument included the assessment of the following areas: linea alba from xiphoid process to pubic symphysis including umbilicus, both semilunar lines from costal margins to pubic bones, and also inguinal areas. More‑ over, all types of postoperative scars were examined. Each hernia was assessed in terms of size (the greatest dimension, hernia sac contents, width of the ring and reducibility under the compression of the transducer. Moreover, cough test and Valsalva’s maneuver were performed. Generally, the examination was performed in a standing position. Results: In 9 patients hernias were localized unilaterally, in one patient bilaterally. In 7 cases the hernia sac contained small bowel, in 2 cases the preperitoneal and omental fat, and in 2 cases preperitoneal fat only. Eight patients presenting with clinical symptoms under‑ went operative repair
Ryan K. Schmocker
Full Text Available Trocar site hernias are rare complications after laparoscopic surgery but most commonly occur at larger trocar sites placed at the umbilicus. With increased utilization of the laparoscopic approach the incidence of trocar site hernia is increasing. We report a case of a trocar site hernia following an otherwise uncomplicated robotic prostatectomy at a 12 mm right lower quadrant port. The vermiform appendix was incarcerated within the trocar site hernia. Subsequent appendectomy and primary repair of the hernia were performed without complication.
Taketani, T; Kikuchi, A; Inatomi, J; Hanada, R; Kawaguchi, H; Ida, K; Oh-Ishi, T; Arai, T; Kishimoto, H; Yamamoto, K
We report a pediatric case of CAEBV and T cell-based Hodgkin's-like disease successfully treated with allo PBSCT from an HLA-matched sibling. The diagnosis of CAEBV was made from clinical signs and the presence of the EBV genome in PBMC and tumor cells. Conditioning with busulfan (BU) + etoposide (VP16) + cyclophosphamide (CY) was effective and well tolerated. EBV was totally eradicated by 3 months after allo PBSCT. Although she suffered from chronic GVHD of the liver, she has been well and free of disease for 47 months since PBSCT. We suggest allo PBSCT for CAEBV as a potent therapeutic strategy for eradication of the EBV genome and allowing immunological reconstitution.
Glerup, Mia; Herlin, Troels; Veirum, Jens Erik
or DITRA genetic testing for IL1RN and IL36RN gene mutations was initiated. The girl was found to be heterozygous for a mutation in the IL36RN gene (exon 5, c 338C>T p Ser113Leu) whereas the IL1RN gene (mutated in DIRA patients) was normal. Additionally, a heterozygous mutation in the NLRP3 gene was also......Generalized pustular psoriasis in infant with heterozygous mutation in the IL36RN gene successfully treated with infliximab.M. Glerup1, J.E. Veirum1, L. Iversen2, M. Christiansen3, T. Herlin1.Departments of 1Pediatrics and 2Dermatology, and 3Clinical Immunology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark...... Background: Homozygous missense mutation in the IL36RN gene resulting in deficiency of interleukin-36-receptor antagonist (DITRA) is phenotypically presented as severe generalized pustular psoriasis starting in early childhood. Compound heterozygous cases have been described with the same DITRA phenotype...
Jiquan, Song; Khalaf, Ahmad T; Jinquan, Tan; Xiaoming, Liu
The significance of necrobiosis lipoidica (NL) includes its relationship with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, its tendency to break down into painful ulcers, an albeit tenuous association with squamous cell carcinoma and, by no means least, its cosmetic impact, occurring as it does on the shins of young and middle-aged women. Necrobiosis (degeneration of collagen) and granulomous inflammation are well-documented histological findings in NL; however, to see an asteroid body in an area of NL is rare. To the best of our knowledge, there is only one such report of NL described so far. We report the case of a NL patient whose histopathological examination revealed asteroid bodies. The patient had suffered persistent NL for a period of more than 2 years. She was successfully treated with dipyridamole plus intralesional triamcinolone and the lesions healed completely after 2 months of therapy. The patient has remained free of lesions since discontinuing therapy.
Dinleyici, Meltem; Saracoglu, Nurhan; Eren, Makbule; Kiliç, Ömer; Ciftci, Evrim; Dinleyici, Ener Cagri; Sag, Cigdem; Kara, Ates
Anogenital warts related to human papillomavirus (HPV) have been observed in children. Definition of the transmission mode, therapy, and follow-up for long term potential complications is important. A 27-month old girl was admitted with multiple pedunculated red-purple colored cauliflower-like lesions of 1.5 years duration. Clinical/histopathological and microbiological diagnosis was condyloma acuminate due to HPV type 16. After 12 weeks of imiquimod 5% cream application (pea-sized) overnight three times per week, the perianal warts had completely disappeared. The mode of transmission of HPV 16 in our case was probably horizontal, related to the sharing of common personal hygiene items in the women's shelter. We report herein the case of an infant living in a women's shelter with giant condyloma acuminata due to HPV 16, which was successfully treated with topical imiquimod therapy. This patient should be followed up for recurrence and potential malignant lesions related to HPV type 16.
Scalvenzi, Massimiliano; Palmisano, Franco; Russo, Daniela; Mascolo, Massimo; Costa, Claudia
Melanoma in situ (MIS) of the penis is very rare in dermatologic literature. The standard of care for MIS is surgical removal by excision with a 5-mm margins or Mohs micrographic surgery. Nevertheless, surgery is occasionally not feasible for a number of reasons, such as patient comorbidities, potential aesthetic and functional impairment and patient preference. Recently, topical treatment with an immunomodulator, imiquimod, has been proposed as an alternative treatment for MIS. Dermoscopy, beyond its well established usefulness in the diagnostic evaluation of melanocytic lesions, has also shown to be an important tool in monitoring therapeutic response to various dermatoses. We present a case of a 38-year-old man who presented a MIS of the glans penis, histopathologically diagnosed, treated successfully using imiquimod.
Maggie M. Hodges
Full Text Available Despite the rapid advances in fetal medicine and pediatric surgery, congenital chylothoraces have an associated mortality of 22–65% and an increased morbidity resulting from pulmonary hypoplasia, severe infections secondary to immune globulin deficiencies, protein malnutrition, and coagulopathy. While the mainstay of therapy is medical management, large volume chylothoraces often require surgical management. In both the prenatal and postnatal periods, the recommended management of congenital chylothoraces is still controversial. We present a case of a prenatally diagnosed large chylothorax associated with a cervical lymphatic malformation. In our patient, the chylothorax persisted despite optimal postnatal medical management with drainage by tube thoracostomy, TPN, and octreotide. Adjuvant therapies included sirolimus and sclerotherapy directed toward the treatment of the macrocystic lymphatic malformation. We report the first case of a persistent congenital chylothorax associated with a lymphatic malformation successfully treated with thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis and sclerotherapy.
Full Text Available Fungi are an important and common cause of cutaneous infections affecting solid organ transplant recipients. These infections can represent a primary site of infection with the potential for dissemination, or a manifestation of metastatic infection. The high morbidity and mortality associated with these infections necessitates urgent therapy with antifungal drugs; however, the interaction between these drugs and immunosuppressive therapies can be a major limitation because of drug toxicity. A case of soft tissue infection of the toe caused by Fusarium chlamydosporum and Candida guilliermondii in a liver transplant patient on sirolimus, who was successfully treated with the new antifungal agent posaconazole, is described. The pharmacokinetic interactions of sirolimus and the new triazoles, and their impact on treatment choices are briefly discussed.
Jesús Alberto Rondón Espino
Full Text Available Las hernias lumbares son sumamentes raras, y se reportan en pocas ocasiones. Las hernias que se producen a través del espacio lumbar superior o de Grynfelt-Lesshaft, por ser éste más constante y de mayor tamaño, suelen aparecer con más frecuencia que las que se producen a través del triángulo de Petit. Se reportan 2 pacientes diagnosticados y tratados quirúrgicamente a causa de esta afecciónLumbar hernias are extremely -+rare and they are occasionally reported. The hernias occurred through the superior lumbar space or triangle of Grynfeltt-Lesshaft, which is more constant and larger, appear more often than those developed through the lumbar triangle of Petit. 2 patients who were diagnosed and surgically treated due to this affection are reported
Yang, Shuo; Zhang, Guangyong; Jin, Cuihong; Cao, Jinxin; Zhu, Yilin; Shen, Yingmo; Wang, Minggang
Abstract To investigate the efficacy, key technical points, and complication management of the transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) approach for incarcerated inguinal hernia repair. Seventy-three patients with incarcerated inguinal hernias underwent TAPP surgery in our department between Jan 2010 and Dec 2015. A retrospective review was performed by analyzing the perioperative data from these patients. The operation was successfully completed in all 73 patients. Operation time was 54.0 ± 18.8 minutes (range, 35–100 minutes). Length of stay was 3.9 ± 1.1 days (range, 3–9 days). There was 1 case of incisional infection, 32 cases of seroma, and 3 cases of postoperative pain during follow-up. All patients recovered after the appropriate treatment. No recurrence or fistula was observed. The TAPP approach represents a safe and effective technique for incarcerated inguinal hernia repair because of its potential in assessment of hernia content and decreasing incisional infection rate. However, it requires experienced surgeons to ensure safety with special attention paid to the key technical points as well as complication management. PMID:28033260
Gerych, Igor; Ivankiv, Taras; Ogurtsov, Oleksii; Kalynovych, Nazar
Groin lipoma is a rare condition. Such localization may lead to erroneous interpretation of inguinal hernia diagnosis. In case of incorrect diagnosis, there is clinically high risk for development of intraoperative complications. The medical history of 70-year old female patient P., who has been hospitalized at Surgical Department No.1 of Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Surgical Department of Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital), was processed retrospectively. Medical case history totals approximately 20 years. Examination in the right groin revealed a tumor falling to the right labia lip: soft, elastic, moderately painful, passive and active reduction into the abdominal cavity was impossible, and the "cough impulse" symptom was negative. CT correctly diagnosed giant right groin lipoma, which was intraoperatively confirmed. Lipoma in the groin may be treated as inguinal hernia. Thus, for the accurate verification of correct diagnosis, it is necessary to perform a follow-up examination involving computer tomography (CT) and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI). Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Komlatsè, Akakpo-Numado Gamedzi; Anani, Mihluedo-Agbolan Komlan; Azanledji, Boume Missoki; Komlan, Adabra; Komla, Gnassingbe; Hubert, Tekou
Huge umbilical hernias (HUH) are voluminous umbilical hernia (UH) that are frequent in black African children. Several surgical techniques are used in their treatment for umbilical reconstruction, but techniques using skin flaps provide better aesthetic results. In this study, we presented our technique of umbilicoplasty in HUH, and its results. It is a retrospective study on children treated for HUH, from January 2012 to December 2013. The UH was called HUH when its basis diameter (BD) exceeds 3 cm. Every HUH was characterised by its height, BD and morphology. Our technique was a two lateral flaps technique; the flaps are symmetrical and drawn so as to reconstitute the different parts of the umbilicus. The results were appreciated with criteria, including the peripheral ring and the central depression of the neo-umbilicus. Twelve children were concerned (7 boys and 5 girls). Their mean age was 5 years and 6 months. The mean BD was 5.6 cm (extremes 3 and 8 cm), and the mean height of the HUH was 7.45 cm (extremes 3 and 9 cm). All underwent umbilicoplasty. In early post-operative period, two children presented a transitory subcutaneous hematoma. Late complications were granulation tissue with two children, and cheloid scar with one. With a mean follow-up of 10 months, we had 10 excellent results and two fair results according to our criteria. Our two lateral flaps umbilicoplasty is well-adapted to HUH in children. It is simple and assures a satisfactory anatomical and cosmetic result.
A.P. Bos (Albert)
textabstractCongenital diaphragmatic hernias are classified according to the location of the defect: posterolateral hernia with or without a sac (Bochdalek-type), parasternal hernia through the foramen of Morgagni, central hernia, and diaphragmatic eventration. The so-called hiatal hernia has a
Hernia System and Lichtenstein Method for Open. Inguinal Hernia Repair. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015;. 9(6): PC04-PC07. 3. Grant AM. Open Mesh Versus Non-Mesh Repair of Groin Hernia: Meta-Analysis of Randomised. Trials Based on Individual Patient Data. EU Hernia. Trialists Collaboration. Hernia. 2002; 6(3):130-6. 4.
Result: 112 patients with 114 hernias were seen during the period. Inguinal hernias were the most common hernias in this study. It accounted for 73.3% of the hernias. The other hernias followed in the following descending order – Umbilical 14.3%, Incisional – 6.3%, Epigastric – 5.5%, Spigelian, Lumbar and femoral ...
Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Prospective study on Darning and Lichtenstein Mesh Hernioplasty in Inguinal Hernia Repair is a study of 61 cases of inguinal hernias which were treated by either open Inguinal hernia mesh repair (Lichtenstein or darning repair. The study was conducted with an objective to compare the effectiveness of these procedures and complications if any. 61 cases of inguinal hernia admitted in Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangalore were selected on the basis of the non-probability (prospective sampling method. All patients with uncomplicated direct and indirect hernias treated by darning or mesh repair were included. After preoperative preparation they were randomly chosen for darning or mesh repair. The age/sex incidence, mode of presentation, precipitating factors, surgical treatment and postoperative complications were all evaluated and compared with standard published literature. The total number of postoperative complications was reported in 13.9% patients, complications was high after Mesh repair when compared to Darning. Seroma was the most common complication followed by funiculitis and wound infection. There was one recurrence each noted till date in the two groups under study. Darn repair is equally effective and much less costly treatment for inguinal hernia than mesh repair which had more risk of infection.
Kohno, Miyuki; Ikawa, Hiromichi; Okamoto, Shinya; Fukumoto, Hironori; Masuyama, Hiroaki; Konuma, Kunio
Laparoscopic repair was performed on 2 infants with late-presenting Bochdalek hernia. Intraoperatively, the entire small intestine was herniated in 1 case and the stomach, small intestine, and part of the colon and spleen were herniated in the other case. Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek hernia was successfully completed in both the cases. On the basis of our experience, 4 points seem important in laparoscopic surgery for Bochdalek hernia: (1) avoiding damage to the spleen while reducing organs back into the abdominal cavity; (2) ensuring visualization of diaphragmatic defect after reducing the spleen and intestinal tract; (3) ensuring sufficient width to suture the dorsal side of the diaphragm; and (4) identifying intestinal malrotation. We believe that the fourth point represents an advantage of a laparoscopic approach, which seems superior to the thoracoscopic approach and could represent a useful therapy for Bochdalek hernia in infants and older patients.
Full Text Available Transmesenteric hernia is an internal hernia without sac, which forms through a congenital mesentery defect. Mostly diagnosed intraoperatively, it as a variable prognosis, which can lead to high morbidity and mortality.The authors describe a case of transmesenteric hernia that presented as isolated fetal ascites. A 34 week preterm baby was delivered by forceps, with respiratory compromise due to abdominal distension. Orotracheal intubation and evacuation paracentesis were performed. After excluding major causes of neonatal ascites and persistent bowel loop distension, the newborn underwent an exploratory laparotomy, where a transmesenteric hernia and pellets of meconium were identified. Hernia reduction, enterectomy and enterostomies were performed, with good outcome. Cystic fibrosis was diagnosed during post-operatory period.This is the first reported case of transmesenteric hernia presenting as fetal ascites, without associated morbidity or mortality due to an early intervention. Keywords: Transmesenteric hernia, Fetal ascites, Cystic fibrosis
Full Text Available Rectovaginal fistula (RVF and vesicovaginal fistula (VVF are infrequent but distressing complications after pelvic surgery. However, their adequate treatment is not well described. Here, we simultaneously encountered and successfully treated RVF and VVF after radical surgery for rectal cancer. A 70-year-old woman underwent low anterior resection (LAR combined with resection of the uterus, the bilateral adnexa, and the upper side of the vagina, as well as diverted ileostomy for rectal cancer. A month after the surgery, she developed urinary incontinence and underwent medical treatment, but her symptoms did not improve. Evaluation with contrast enema before stoma closure revealed the presence of RVF and VVF. We repaired the VVF and RVF via transabdominal and transperineal approaches. After 6 months, ileostomy was closed and the patient had no recurrence of cancer and fistula. In LAR with hysterectomy and resection of the vaginal wall, there is a risk of RVF and VVF. The excision and closure of the fistula tract and omental flap can be effective to treat both fistulae.
Chen, Jian-Han; Chang, Chun-Ming; Lu, Min-Chi; Wei, Chang-Kuo; Yin, Wen-Yao
Chylous ascites is a rare complication in liver transplant. Few cases have been reported to date. In most cases, chylous ascites is diagnosed within 1 month after surgery because of intraoperative injury of the hilar lymphatic system. Preoperative massive ascites and use of a LigaSure vessel sealing system for hilar dissection have been reported as risk factors. We report a case of chylous ascites after a living-donor liver transplant that was diagnosed after 6 months of uneventful follow-up. Sirolimus was added to cyclosporine early (2 wk after the operation) owing to poor renal function and it was found to be high (> 22 ng/mL) when the chylous ascites occurred. The patient was treated with total parenteral nutrition in combination with Sandostatin and rapid tapering of sirolimus after the failed initial conservative treatment. Residual abdominal fullness after meals and lymphedema of the legs disappeared 1 month after discontinuing sirolimus. This is the first case of delayed-onset chylous ascites after a liver transplant that was successfully treated conservatively.
Adams, M B; Crosbie, P B B; Nowak, B F
Currently, the only effective and commercially used treatment for amoebic gill disease (AGD) in farmed Tasmanian Atlantic salmon is freshwater bathing. Hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂), commonly used throughout the aquaculture industry for a range of topical skin and gill infections, was trialled in vitro and in vivo to ascertain its potential as an alternative treatment against AGD. Under in vitro conditions, trophozoites of Neoparamoeba perurans were exposed to three concentrations of H₂O₂ in sea water (500, 1000 and 1500 mg L⁻¹) over four durations (10, 20, 30 and 60 min) each at two temperatures (12 and 18 °C). Trophozoite viability was assessed immediately post-exposure and after 24 h. A concentration/duration combination of 1000 mg L⁻¹ for >10 min demonstrated potent amoebicidal activity. Subsequently, Atlantic salmon mildly affected with experimentally induced AGD were treated with H₂O₂ at 12 and 18 °C for 15 min at 1250 mg L⁻¹ and their re-infection rate was compared to freshwater-treated fish over 21 days. Significant differences in the percentage of filaments affected with hyperplastic lesions (in association with amoebae) and plasma osmolality were noted between treatment groups immediately post-bath. However, the results were largely equivocal in terms of disease resolution over a 3-week period following treatment. These data suggest that H₂O₂ treatment in sea water successfully ameliorated a clinically light case of AGD under laboratory conditions. © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Wu, Chi-Chuan; Tai, Ching-Lung
An absolutely convincing technique of anterior transfer of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon for treating drop foot has not been developed. Thirty-seven consecutive adult patients with drop foot owing to deep peroneal nerve injury were treated with bone-to-bone TP tendon transfer. The TP tendon with a small bony attachment was procured from the undersurface of the navicula and then transferred through a tunnel of the interosseous membrane. The navicular attachment was implanted in the tunnel of the navicula or intermediate cuneiform. Cancellous bone graft procured from the distal tibial metaphysis was packed into the tunnel inlet. Side-to-side tendon suturing was performed between the TP tendon and tibialis anterior tendon. Thirty-one patients were followed for a mean of 2.8 years (range, 1.2-4.8 years), and all achieved satisfactory outcome for the ankle. All patients achieved a normal gait after one year and at the latest follow-up. The described technique may provide a high success rate. This surgical technique is not complex, and complications are few.
Haruki, Koichiro; Shiba, Hiroaki; Futagawa, Yasuro; Wakiyama, Shigeki; Misawa, Takeyuki; Yanaga, Katsuhiko
Secondary malignancies are one of the late complications observed in long-term survivors of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, reports on secondary non-hematopoietic solid tumors derived from donor cells is extremely rare. We herein report a successfully-treated case of advanced bile duct cancer of donor-origin after allogeneic HSCT. A 44-year-old man was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. When he achieved the third complete response, allogeneic hematopoietic stem cells of one-mismatch female donor were transplanted at the age of 50 years. Post-transplant acute and chronic graft-versus-host disease was treated by increased immunosuppression. At the age of 59, the patient was diagnosed with lower bile duct cancer and underwent pancreaticoduodenectomy with lymph node dissection. Pathological findings revealed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the bile duct. Additional fluorescence in situ hybridization analysis revealed female patterns of the tumor cells, which suggested that the tumor cells originated from the donor. The patient had a satisfactory recovery, and received adjuvant chemotherapy with S-1. He remains well with no evidence of tumor recurrence as of one year after resection. Copyright© 2014 International Institute of Anticancer Research (Dr. John G. Delinassios), All rights reserved.
Ohnuki, Takayoshi; Fukuda, Masayuki; Seki, Hiroshi; Iino, Mitsuyoshi [Akita Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine; Funaki, Katsuyuki; Takahashi, Tetsu
The purpose of this study was to evaluate morphological changes in temporomandibular joint components by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI, 1.5 Tesla) before and after treatment for closed lock with a stuck disc. A total of 25 joints (25 patients) that were successfully treated and showed marked improvement in range of motion and articular pain after treatment were studied. Each joint was evaluated on the basis of pretreatment and posttreatment MRI findings, including disc mobility, condylar translation, disc reduction, disc shape, degree of disc displacement, bone changes of the condyle, and signal intensity of the posterior disc attachment. Posttreatment MRI revealed that all joints had mobile discs, and the range of the condylar translation had increased. Deformity of the disc and condyle had progressed remarkably. The posterior disc attachment showed low signal intensity. These results suggest that improved disc mobility is indispensable for successful treatment. The results also reveal that the disc, condyle, and posterior attachment showed various changes caused by remodeling. (author)
Choi, Yun Kyung; Ahn, Jae Ho; Kim, Kwan Chang; Won, Tae Hee
We herein report a very rare case of adult right-sided Bochdalek hernia accompanied with hepatic hypoplasia and inguinal hernia. A 29-year-old man was admitted with right-sided pneumothorax. A computed tomography was performed and revealed large right sided Bochdalek hernia with hepatic hypoplasia. Under thoracolaparotomy, the defect was closed with Gore-Tex soft tissue patch. After the operation, left-sided inguinal hernia was found. However, it turned out that it had been present during infancy and spontaneously resolved during adolescence. This is the first report of right-sided Bochdalek hernia with hepatic hypoplasia and inguinal hernia in an adult.
Pedro López Rodríguez
Full Text Available Encontrar una apendicitis en el interior de una hernia inguinal encarcelada es algo inusual y se conoce en la literatura como hernia de Amyand. Cuando ocurre, casi siempre es diagnosticada como una hernia inguinal encarcelada. Realizamos la presentación de dos casos y revisamos la literaturaFinding appendicitis in the interior of an arrested inguinal hernia is something unusual known as Amyand's hernia. When it occurs, it is usually diagnosed as an arrested inguinal hernia. Two cases are reported and the literature on this topic is reviewed
Prete, Alessandro; Paragliola, Rosa Maria; Bottiglieri, Filomena; Rota, Carlo Antonio; Pontecorvi, Alfredo; Salvatori, Roberto; Corsello, Salvatore Maria
Successful treatment of Cushing syndrome causes transient or permanent adrenal insufficiency deriving from endogenous hypercortisolism-induced hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis suppression. We analyzed pre-treatment factors potentially affecting the duration of adrenal insufficiency. We conducted a retrospective analysis on patients successfully treated for Cushing disease (15 patients) who underwent transsphenoidal surgery, and nonmalignant primary adrenal Cushing syndrome (31 patients) who underwent unilateral adrenalectomy, divided into patients with overt primary adrenal Cushing syndrome (14 patients) and subclinical primary adrenal Cushing syndrome (17 patients). Epidemiological data, medical history, and hormonal parameters depending on the etiology of hypercortisolism were collected and compared to the duration of adrenal insufficiency. The median duration of follow-up after surgery for Cushing disease and primary adrenal Cushing syndrome was 70 and 48 months, respectively. In the Cushing disease group, the median duration of adrenal insufficiency after transsphenoidal surgery was 15 months: younger age at diagnosis and longer duration of signs and symptoms of hypercortisolism before diagnosis and surgery were associated with longer duration of adrenal insufficiency. The median duration of adrenal insufficiency was 6 months for subclinical primary adrenal Cushing syndrome and 18.5 months for overt primary adrenal Cushing syndrome. The biochemical severity of hypercortisolism, the grade of hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis suppression, and treatment with ketoconazole before surgery accounted for longer duration of adrenal insufficiency. In patients with Cushing disease, younger age and delayed diagnosis and treatment predict longer need for glucocorticoid replacement therapy after successful transsphenoidal surgery. In patients with primary adrenal Cushing syndrome, the severity of hypercortisolism plays a primary role in influencing the duration of
Gerritsen Pieter G
Full Text Available Abstract Background Anterior open treatment of the inguinal hernia with a tension free mesh has reduced the incidence of recurrence and direct postoperative pain. The Lichtenstein procedure rules nowadays as reference technique for hernia treatment. Not recurrences but chronic pain is the main postoperative complication in inguinal hernia repair after Lichtenstein's technique. Preliminary experiences with a soft mesh placed in the preperitoneal space showed good results and less chronic pain. Methods The TULIP is a double-blind randomised controlled trial in which 300 patients will be randomly allocated to anterior inguinal hernia repair according to Lichtenstein or the transinguinal preperitoneal technique with soft mesh. All unilateral primary inguinal hernia patients eligible for operation who meet inclusion criteria will be invited to participate in this trial. The primary endpoint will be direct postoperative- and chronic pain. Secondary endpoints are operation time, postoperative complications, hospital stay, costs, return to daily activities (e.g. work and recurrence. Both groups will be evaluated. Success rate of hernia repair and complications will be measured as safeguard for quality. To demonstrate that inguinal hernia repair according to the transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP technique reduces postoperative pain to Discussion The TULIP trial is aimed to show a reduction in postoperative chronic pain after anterior hernia repair according to the transinguinal preperitoneal (TIPP technique, compared to Lichtenstein. In our hypothesis the TIPP technique reduces chronic pain compared to Lichtenstein. Trial registration ISRCTN 93798494
Grimsby, G M; Keays, M A; Villanueva, C; Bush, N C; Snodgrass, W T; Gargollo, P C; Jacobs, M A
Laparoscopic hernia repair with percutaneous ligation of the patent processes vaginalis is a minimally invasive alternative to open inguinal herniorrhaphy in children. With the camera port concealed at the umbilicus, this technique offers an excellent cosmetic result. It is also faster than the traditional laparoscopic repair with no differences in complication rates or hospital stay. The goal of this study was to describe a series of consecutive patients, emphasizing the impact of suture materials (absorbable vs. non-absorbable) on hernia recurrences. A retrospective review was performed of consecutive transperitoneal laparoscopic subcutaneous ligations of a symptomatic hernia and/or communicating hydrocele by 4 surgeons. Patients > Tanner 2 or with prior hernia repair were excluded. The success of the procedure and number of sutures used was compared between cases performed with absorbable vs. non-absorbable suture. Risk factors for surgical failure (age, weight, number of sutures used, suture type) were assessed with logistic regression. 94 patients underwent laparoscopic percutaneous hernia ligation at a mean age of 4.9 years. Outcomes in 85 (90%) patients with 97 hernia repairs at a mean of 8 months after surgery revealed 26% polyglactin vs 4% polyester recurrences (p = 0.004) which occurred at mean of 3.6 months after surgery, Table 1. Repairs performed with non-absorbable suture required only 1 suture more often than those performed with absorbable suture (76% vs 60%, p = 0.163). Logistic regression revealed suture type was an independent predictor for failure (p = 0.017). Weight (p = 0.249), age (p = 0.055), and number of sutures (p = 0.469) were not significantly associated with recurrent hernia. Our review of consecutive hernia repairs using the single port percutaneous ligation revealed a significantly higher recurrent hernia rate with absorbable (26%) versus non-absorbable (4%) suture. This finding remained significant in a logistic regression model
Full Text Available We present a case of a patient with hernia of anterior tibialis who was treated operatively. Muscle herniation through a fascial defect is rare, which requires repair of fascial defects. We performed a simple closure of fascial defect. A fasciotomy was proceeded to complication of acute compartment syndrome developed after the operation. The sequelae as weakness of dorsiflexion of ankle and big toe were present.
Here, we report a unique case of a 70‑year‑old man hit by a bull with subsequent ... The tear in the mesocolon was repaired. ... the diagnosis of this condition as missed hernias in this setting pose a high risk of strangulation and gangrene. KEYWORDS: Blunt abdominal trauma, colostomy, mesh repair, primary repair.
Henriksen, Nadia A; Sorensen, Lars T; Bay-Nielsen, Morten; Jorgensen, Lars N
A systemically altered connective tissue metabolism has been demonstrated in patients with abdominal wall hernias. The most pronounced connective tissue changes are found in patients with direct or recurrent inguinal hernias as opposed to patients with indirect inguinal hernias. The aim of the present study was to assess whether direct or recurrent inguinal hernias are associated with an elevated rate of ventral hernia surgery. In the nationwide Danish Hernia Database, a cohort of 92,457 patients operated on for inguinal hernias was recorded from January 1998 until June 2010. Eight-hundred forty-three (0.91 %) of these patients underwent a ventral hernia operation between January 2007 and June 2010. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was applied to assess an association between inguinal and ventral hernia repair. Direct (Odds Ratio [OR] = 1.28 [95 % CI, 1.08-1.51]) and recurrent (OR = 1.76, [95 % CI, 1.39-2.23]) inguinal hernias were significantly associated with ventral hernia repair after adjustment for age, gender, and surgical approach (open or laparoscopic). Patients with direct and recurrent inguinal herniation are more prone to ventral hernia repair than patients with indirect inguinal herniation. This is the first study to show that herniogenesis is associated with type of inguinal hernia.
Prassas, Dimitrios; Rolfs, Thomas-Marten; Schumacher, Franz-Josef
Giant hiatal hernia is a rare clinical entity with possibly serious complications, diagnosed mostly among older patients. The laparoscopic repair of such hernias is a therapeutic option, performed mostly in specialized centers by experienced surgeons. From 1997 to 2012 fifty-five patients with giant hiatal hernia (median age of 72) were primarily treated by laparoscopic surgery at the surgical department of the Catholic Clinic Oberhausen. Demographic data, operating times, conversion rate, morbidity and mortality were recorded prospectively. Follow-up was conducted by means of a mailed questionnaire. Intraoperative complications occurred in 1,8% of the cases (n = 1). In this single case the procedure was converted to an open procedure due to technical difficulties imposed by hepatomegaly. The median operating time was 96 min (range, 30 to 350). Our rate of postoperative complications was 14,5% (n = 8). The median postoperative hospital stay was nine days. 14,5% (n = 8) of our patients underwent a redo-surgery for symptomatic recurrence. The median follow-up was 64 months by means of a self-designed questionnaire. 34,5% (19/55) of the questioned patients responded to our survey. The difference between pre- and postoperative symptom intensity was found to be significant for heartburn (p hiatal hernias is a safe approach with an intraoperative complication rate of 1,8%, low post-operative morbidity (14,5%) and very low mortality (1,8%). There is a high patient satisfaction (85%) and a good postoperative quality of life (80%). The laparoscopic approach for repair of large hiatal hernias is a relatively safe method with significant long-term efficacy in terms of symptom control and quality of life. Copyright © 2015 IJS Publishing Group Limited. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Fong, D G; Ryou, M; Pai, R D; Tavakkolizadeh, A; Rattner, D W; Thompson, C C
A natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) approach to ventral wall hernia repair may represent a potentially less invasive alternative to current transabdominal surgical techniques. We aimed to investigate the feasibility of using transcolonic NOTES to deliver hernia repair mesh into the peritoneal cavity, as well as the ability to manipulate composite mesh and secure it to the abdominal wall. Five pigs weighing 20 to 25 kg were used in this feasibility study involving two acute and three survival experiments. A prototype mesh delivery system was used to transfer 1.5 - 2-cm x 2.5 - 3-cm pieces of composite hernia mesh into the peritoneal cavity. Neodymium magnets on a prototype control arm were used to help position the mesh by magnetically engaging previously placed endoscopic clips. Transfascial fixation of the mesh with 3-0 monofilament sutures was achieved using a 19-gauge hollow needle, pusher wire, and a suture tag system. Composite hernia mesh was successfully transferred and secured in 5/5 attempts. All three survival animals thrived for 14 days prior to elective sacrifice. At necropsy, the mesh sites were found to be well peritonealized without adhesions. Suture placement through the posterior fascia was confirmed in 10/12 sutures. Of these, four sutures were within the abdominal musculature, and two sutures were through the anterior fascia (transfascial). Transcolonic delivery, transcutaneous magnetic manipulation, and fixation of composite hernia mesh are technically feasible in a porcine model with animal survival. An effective suturing method that allows consistent anchoring through the anterior fascia would be preferred and may require the development of novel devices.
Amato, G; Agrusa, A; Romano, G; Salamone, G; Gulotta, G; Silvestri, F; Bussani, R
There are few articles in the literature reporting the histological changes of groin structures affected by inguinal hernia. A deeper knowledge of this matter could represent an important step forward in the identification of the causes of hernia protrusion. This study aimed to recognise the pathological modifications of muscular structures in autopsy specimens excised from tissues surrounding the hernia orifice. Inguinal hernia was identified in 30 autopsied cadavers, which presented different varieties of hernia, including indirect, direct and mixed. Tissue specimens were resected for histological study from structures of the inguinal area surrounding the hernia opening, following a standardised procedure. The histological examination was focussed on the detection of structural changes in the muscle tissues. The results were compared with biopsy specimens resected from corresponding sites of the inguinal region in a control group of 15 fresh cadavers without hernia. Significant modification of the muscular arrangement of the inguinal area was recognized. Pathological alterations such as atrophy, hyaline and fibrotic degeneration, as well as fatty dystrophy of the myocytes were detected. These findings were observed consistently in the context of multistructural damage also involving vessels and nerves. In cadavers with hernia these alterations were always present independent of hernia type. No comparable damage was found in control cadavers without hernia. The high degree of degenerative changes in the muscle fibres in the inguinal area involved in hernia protrusion described in this report seems to be consistent with chronic compressive damage. These alterations could embody one important factor among the multifactorial sources of hernia genesis. Conjectures concerning its impact on the physiology and biodynamics of the inguinal region are made. The relationship between the depicted degenerative injuries and the genesis of inguinal hernia is also a focus of
Taija Liisa Somppi
Full Text Available Long-term exposure to dampness microbiota induces multi-organ morbidity. One of the symptoms related to this disorder is non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS. A retrospective study was carried out in nine patients with a history of mold exposure, experiencing chronic fatigue, cognitive disorder, and different kinds of hypothyroid symptoms despite provision of levothyroxine (3,5,3′,5′-tetraiodothyronine, LT4 monotherapy. Exposure to volatile organic compounds present in water-damaged buildings including metabolic products of toxigenic fungi and mold-derived inflammatory agents can lead to a deficiency or imbalance of many hormones, such as active T3 hormone. Since the 1970s, the synthetic prohormone, levothyroxine (LT4, has been the most commonly prescribed thyroid hormone in replacement monotherapy. It has been presumed that the peripheral conversion of T4 (3,5,3′,5′-tetraiodothyronine into T3 (3,5,3′-triiodothyronine is sufficient to satisfy the overall tissue requirements. However, evidence is presented that this not the case for all patients, especially those exposed to indoor air molds. This retrospective study describes the successful treatment of nine patients in whom NTIS was treated with T3-based thyroid hormone. The treatment was based on careful interview, clinical monitoring, and laboratory analysis of serum free T3 (FT3, reverse T3 (rT3 and thyroid-stimulating hormone, free T4, cortisol, and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA values. The ratio of FT3/rT3 was calculated. In addition, some patients received adrenal support with hydrocortisone and DHEA. All patients received nutritional supplementation and dietary instructions. During the therapy, all nine patients reported improvements in all of the symptom groups. Those who had residual symptoms during T3-based therapy remained exposed to indoor air molds in their work places. Four patients were unable to work and had been on disability leave for a long time during LT4 monotherapy
Voorbrood, C E H
Performing inguinal hernia surgery in a high volume clinic allows for gaining expertise and achieving considerable experience and knowledge. This results in the recognition of benefits of tailored treatment, selection of patients, and structured aftercare rendering improvement of patients´ outcome
D. den Hartog (Dennis); W.E. Tuinebreijer (Wim); P.P. Oprel (Pim); P. Patka (Peter)
textabstractAlthough blunt abdominal trauma is frequent, traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWH) are rare. We describe a large TAWH with associated intra-abdominal lesions that were caused by high-energy trauma. The diagnosis was missed by clinical examination but was subsequently revealed by a
Incisional hernia (IH) represent a breakdown or loss of continuity of a fascia closure. IH occur in 11-23% of laparotomies. It enlarges over time and can give rise to such complications as pain, discomfort, bowel obstruction, incarceration and strangulation. Furthermore, IHs reduce the quality-of-life and the chances of ...
Full Text Available Intrathoracic hernias after total gastrectomy are rare. We report the case of a 78-year-old man who underwent total gastrectomy with antecolic Roux-Y reconstruction for residual gastric cancer. He had alcoholic liver cirrhosis and received radical laparoscopic proximal gastrectomy for gastric cancer 3 years ago. Early gastric cancer in the remnant stomach was found by routine upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. We initially performed endoscopic submucosal dissection, but the vertical margin was positive in a pathological result. We performed total gastrectomy with antecolic Roux-Y reconstruction by laparotomy. For adhesion of the esophageal hiatus, the left chest was connected with the abdominal cavity. A pleural defect was not repaired. Two days after the operation, the patient was suspected of having intrathoracic hernia by chest X-rays. Computed tomography showed that the transverse colon and Roux limb were incarcerated in the left thoracic cavity. He was diagnosed with intrathoracic hernia, and emergency reduction and repair were performed. Operative findings showed that the Roux limb and transverse colon were incarcerated in the thoracic cavity. After reduction, the orifice of the hernia was closed by suturing the crus of the diaphragm with the ligament of the jejunum and omentum. After the second operation, he experienced anastomotic leakage and left pyothorax. Anastomotic leakage was improved with conservative therapy and he was discharged 76 days after the second operation.
Pradosh Kumar Sarangi
Full Text Available Bochdalek hernias are congenital defects resulting from the failure of posterolateral diaphragmatic foramina to fuse in utero. Usually it manifests in the neonatal period and occasionally in childhood. Symptomatic Bochdalek hernias in adults are infrequent and may lead to gastrointestinal dysfunction or severe pulmonary disease. Patients are initially investigated and treated for other diseases, therefore diagnosis is purely incidental. Herein, we are reporting a case of symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an 18-year-old female misdiagnosed as pulmonary tuberculosis and treated accordingly, but with no improvement. This case illustrates importance of high index of clinical suspicion and role of computed tomography in avoiding misdiagnosis and occurrence of serious complication if not treated early. [J Med Allied Sci 2017; 7(1.000: 59-63
Full Text Available ObjectiveTo investigate the clinical effect of tension-free hernia repair under local anesthesia in patients with liver cirrhosis complicated by inguinal hernia and related application experience. MethodsA retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 167 patients with liver cirrhosis complicated by inguinal hernia who underwent tension-free hernia repair under local anesthesia in our hospital from January 2007 to December 2015. The t-test was used for comparison of continuous data between two groups, and the chi-square test and Fisher’s exact test were used for comparison of categorical data between groups. ResultsAll tension-free hernia repair surgeries were successfully completed, with a mean time of operation of (55.22±21.67 min and a mean postoperative hospital stay of (3.14±186 d. Of all patients, 25 (14.97% experienced complications, and there were 47 complications in total. According to the Child-Pugh class, the patients were divided into Child-Pugh class A/B group and Child-Pugh class C group, and there were significant differences in the mean postoperative hospital stay ((2.72±1.25 d vs (4.43±3.11 d, t=1.984, P＜0.05 and incidence rate of postoperative complications (8.78% vs 63.1%, χ2=2.861, P＜0.05. In the Child-Pugh class C group, there was no significant difference in the incidence rate of postoperative complications between the patients without improvement in liver function and those with improvement (100% vs 86.7%, P＞0.05, but there was a significant difference in the length of postoperative hospital stay (6.85 d vs 3.80 d, P＜005. ConclusionTension-free hernia repair under local anesthesia is a simple, safe, and effective method for the treatment of inguinal hernia complicated by liver cirrhosis. Perioperative liver function evaluation and maintenance is important to ensure the implementation of surgery and good postoperative recovery.
Pini Prato, A; Rossi, V; Mosconi, M; Disma, N; Mameli, L; Montobbio, G; Michelazzi, A; Faranda, F; Avanzini, S; Buffa, P; Ramenghi, L; Tuo, P; Mattioli, G
Aim of this study was to present a series of neonates and ex-preterm babies who underwent inguinal hernia repair focusing on complications and possible indication to perform routine contralateral groin exploration. This is a retrospective study of a series of consecutive patients weighing less than 5 kg who underwent inguinal hernia repair between January 2007 and December 2012. Only the affected side was treated. Patients have been routinely followed up postoperatively. We resorted to available outpatients' charts and admission notes to record demographic data, surgical details, complications and the occurrence of metachronous hernias. A questionnaire was administered to all patients' relatives to confirm the long-term outcome. One hundred fifty-four patients were operated for a total of 184 herniotomies (88 right sided, 36 left sided and 30 bilateral). Median length of follow-up was 42 months (range 6 months-7.5 years). Thirteen patients (13/124 = 10.5 %) developed metachronous hernia that proved to be significantly more frequent in patients weighing less than 1,500 g at birth (p hernia but surgery to be performed only on the symptomatic side, as soon as possible after initial diagnosis. Very low birth weight patients should be followed with care in the early postoperative period due to the higher likelihood of developing a metachronous hernia.
Zonneveld Bas JGL
Full Text Available Abstract Background With an incidence of less than 5%, type II paraesophageal hernias are one of the less common types of hiatal hernias. We report a case of a perforated prepyloric gastric ulcer which, due to a type II hiatus hernia, drained into the mediastinum. Case presentation A 61-year old Caucasian man presented with acute abdominal pain. On a conventional x-ray of the chest a large mediastinal air-fluid collection and free intra-abdominal air was seen. Additional computed tomography revealed a large intra-thoracic air-fluid collection with a type II paraesophageal hernia. An emergency upper midline laparotomy was performed and a perforated pre-pyloric gastric ulcer was treated with an omental patch repair. The patient fully recovered after 10 days and continues to do well. Conclusion Type II paraesophageal hernia is an uncommon diagnosis. The main risk is gastric volvulus and possible gastric torsion. Intrathoracic perforation of gastric ulcers due to a type II hiatus hernia is extremely rare and can be a diagnostic and treatment challenge.
Ismael, Hishaam; Ragoza, Yury; Harden, Angela; Cox, Steven
Umbilical endometriosis occurring in the presence of an underlying hernia is extremely rare and presents a diagnostic challenge for the general surgeon. We present an interesting case and perform a comprehensive review of the literature. Medline and PubMed were queried for all cases of spontaneous umbilical endometriosis associated with an umbilical hernia. Data was analyzed and is presented along with an interesting case. Only 7 cases have been reported in the literature. Median age was 38 years. Time to presentation was long (up to 5 years) and the majority had cyclical symptoms related to menstruation. All patients, including our case, were treated surgically. Spontaneous umbilical endometriosis with an underlying hernia is often missed preoperatively. Preoperative suspicion warrants axial imaging for better operative planning and patient counseling. Surgery consists of enbloc excision of the umbilicus, implant and the hernia sac to avoid residual disease and reduce recurrence. The hernia defect can be repaired primarily or using mesh and the umbilicus reconstructed using skin flaps if necessary. Surgery is the mainstay of therapy for umbilical endometriosis associated with an underlying hernia. Clinical suspicion warrants preoperative imaging, and follow-up with a gynecologist is essential to address any pelvic disease. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.
Dulucq, J-L; Wintringer, P; Mahajna, A
One distinct advantage of laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is the opportunity for clear visualization of the direct, indirect, femoral, obturator and other groin spaces. The aim of this study was to examine/assess the potential of the laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair method in detecting unexpected additional hernias. Patients who underwent an elective inguinal hernia repair, in the department of abdominal surgery at the institute of laparoscopic surgery (ILS, Bordeaux, France) between September 2003 and July 2005 were enrolled prospectively in the study. The patients' demographic data, operative, postoperative course and outpatient follow-up were studied. A total of 337 laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs were performed in 263 patients. Of these, 189 patients had unilateral hernia (109 right and 80 left) and 74 patients had bilateral hernias. Indirect hernias were the most common, followed by direct and then femoral hernias. There were 218 male patients and 45 female patients with a mean age of 60 ± 15 years. There were 44 unexpected hernias: 6 spegilian hernias, 19 obturator hernias and another 19 femoral hernias. Two patients were converted to transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) due to surgical difficulties. There were no major intraoperative complications in all patients except for three cases of bleeding arising from the inferior epigastric artery. Only one patient had postoperative bleeding and was re-operated on several hours after the hernia repair. No recurrence occurred in the present series. The laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair approach allows viewing of the entire myopectineal orifice, facilitating repair of any unexpected hernias and thereby reducing the chance of recurrence.
Powell, B S; Lytle, N; Stoikes, N; Webb, D; Voeller, G
To describe the incidence and treatment of prevascular and retropsoas hernias in a large-volume general surgery practice. Femoral hernias are considered uncommon with an incidence between 2 and 8 % of groin hernias. There are no large studies describing the subtypes of femoral hernias or retropsoas hernias, and therefore no reported incidence or standardized treatment recommendations for these hernias exist. This study is a retrospective review of all patients undergoing total extraperitoneal (TEP) laparoscopic herniorrhaphy between August 1993 and December 2011. A single surgeon performed all the repairs. Demographics and patient outcomes were reported. 2,436 patients underwent 3,242 TEP repairs. The subtypes were: indirect 1,523 (46.9 %), direct 1,473 (45.4 %), femoral 156 (4.8 %), obturator 35 (1.1 %), prevascular 25 (0.77 %), Spigelian 20 (0.61 %), retropsoas 3 (0.09 %). Prevascular hernias accounted for 16 % of femoral hernias. Patients with prevascular hernias had a mean age of 70.3 years and were all male. 13 of the 25 patients (52 %) with prevascular hernias had other associated defects and four (16 %) of the patients had prevascular hernias as a recurrence from a prior hernia operation. There were three patients with retropsoas hernias that only would not have been seen from an anterior open approach. There are no intraoperative complications or known recurrences from this study group. Prevascular and retropsoas hernias are uncommon, but have a higher incidence than previously believed. Prevascular hernias tend to be associated with older age and other defects. The diagnosis and management of these hernias are readily achieved using the laparoscopic TEP approach.
D' Ippolito, Giuseppe; Rosas, George de Queiroz; Mota, Marcos Alexandre; Akisue, Sandra R. Tsukada; Galvao Filho, Mario de Melo[Hospital e Maternidade Sao Luiz, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Setor de US/TC/RMN]. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abdominal hernias are a common clinical problem Clinical diagnosis of abdominal hernias can sometimes be challenging, particularly in obese patients or patients with previous abdominal surgery. CT scan of the abdomen allows visualization of hernias and their contents and the differentiation from other masses of the abdominal wall such as tumors, hematomas and abscesses. Moreover, CT may identify complications such as incarceration, bowel obstruction, volvulus and strangulation. This study illustrates the CT scan findings observed in different types of abdominal wall hernias. (author)
Berrevoet, F; Vanlander, A; Bontinck, J; Troisi, R I
To prospectively evaluate the use of a continuous Nitinol containing memory frame patch during a TIPP-technique in the open repair of inguinal and femoral hernias. Over a 3-year period all consecutive adult patients that needed treatment for an inguinal or femoral hernia were treated by the TIPP repair using the Rebound Shield mesh. Intra-operatively the type and size of the hernia were evaluated according to the EHS classification, as well as the size of the mesh used. Baseline characteristics for all patients were evaluated considering age, gender, BMI and American society of Anesthesiologists score. Standard X-ray was performed to evaluate mesh position. All patients were evaluated for post-operative pain using the visual analogue scale (VAS 0-10 scale). In total 289 groin hernias were operated using a nitinol containing patch in 235 patients. The mean operating time was 38 min for unilateral hernias and 59 min for bilateral hernias. The median follow-up is 21.2 months (14-33 months) during which three patients died, unrelated to the groin hernia repair. At the time of re-evaluation 12 patients (5.0 %) complained of chronic pain, with a VAS score higher than 3 after 3 months (range 3-10). Two of these patients already had severe pain pre-operatively. A total of 3 recurrences (2.9 %) were noted with strong correlation with X-ray findings. A nitinol memory frame containing mesh is a valuable tool to achieve complete deployment of a large pore mesh in a TIPP repair for inguinal hernias with acceptable morbidity and a low recurrence rate.
Falconi, Audrey; Crellin, Holly; Tagawa, Chelsea
A Morel-Lavallee lesion (MLL) is a relatively rare condition that is caused by a traumatic shearing force. This force leads to a closed degloving injury of the subcutaneous tissue and fascia that creates a potential space that can fill with lymph, blood, and necrotic fat. The MLLs are traditionally seen after high impact trauma and typically located at the greater trochanter and pelvis, although recent reports have found them to be located at the knee, thigh, and lower leg. The MLLs typically present as swelling at the site of injury, which can be difficult to differentiate from several other diagnoses. This case report discusses an MLL in the lower extremity that occurred during a rugby game. A lack of familiarity with MLLs often leads to delayed diagnosis and treatment. The diagnosis was eventually made with an magnetic resonance imaging, and the lesion was successfully treated with ultrasound-guided aspiration and compression. The athlete was able to return to play without recurrence of the lesion.
Tóth, Eszter J; Nagy, Géza R; Homa, Mónika; Ábrók, Marianna; Kiss, Ildikó É; Nagy, Gábor; Bata-Csörgő, Zsuzsanna; Kemény, Lajos; Urbán, Edit; Vágvölgyi, Csaba; Papp, Tamás
Scedosporium apiospermum is an emerging opportunistic filamentous fungus, which is notorious for its high levels of antifungal-resistance. It is able to cause localized cutaneous or subcutaneous infections in both immunocompromised and immunocompetent persons, pulmonary infections in patients with predisposing pulmonary diseases and invasive mycoses in immunocompromised patients. Subcutaneous infections caused by this fungus frequently show chronic mycetomatous manifestation. We report the case of a 70-year-old immunocompromised man, who developed a fungal mycetomatous infection on his right leg. There was no history of trauma; the aetiological agent was identified by microscopic examination and ITS sequencing. This is the second reported case of S. apiospermum subcutaneous infections in Hungary, which was successfully treated by surgical excision and terbinafine treatment. After 7 months, the patient remained asymptomatic. Considering the antifungal susceptibility and increasing incidence of the fungus, Scedosporium related subcutaneous infections reported in the past quarter of century in European countries were also reviewed. Corticosteroid treatment represents a serious risk factor of S. apiospermum infections, especially if the patient get in touch with manure-enriched or polluted soil or water. Such infections have emerged several times in European countries in the past decades. The presented data suggest that besides the commonly applied voriconazole, terbinafine may be an alternative for the therapy of mycetomatous Scedosporium infections.
Full Text Available Anogenital warts related to human papillomavirus (HPV have been observed in children. Definition of the transmission mode, therapy, and follow-up for long term potential complications is important. A 27-month old girl was admitted with multiple pedunculated red-purple colored cauliflower-like lesions of 1.5 years duration. Clinical/histopathological and microbiological diagnosis was condyloma acuminate due to HPV type 16. After 12 weeks of imiquimod 5% cream application (pea-sized overnight three times per week, the perianal warts had completely disappeared. The mode of transmission of HPV 16 in our case was probably horizontal, related to the sharing of common personal hygiene items in the women’s shelter. We report herein the case of an infant living in a women’s shelter with giant condyloma acuminata due to HPV 16, which was successfully treated with topical imiquimod therapy. This patient should be followed up for recurrence and potential malignant lesions related to HPV type 16.
Ooe, Asako; Suganuma, Yasushi
We report a case of breast cancer with multiple liver metastases successfully treated with capecitabine monotherapy after failure of combination therapy comprising bevacizumab (Bev) and paclitaxel (PTX). In March 2012, a 67-year-old woman was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer with massive pleural effusion. Histological examination showed invasive ductal carcinoma (scirrhous carcinoma) that was positive for hormonal receptor but negative for HER2 expression, and the nuclear grade was 1. She first received chemotherapy to decrease the tumor volume followed by hormonal therapy. After progression, imaging studies showed increased multiple lung and liver metastases and pleural effusion. Subsequently, treatment with combination of Bev and PTX was started from July 2014. After 4 courses of the combination therapy, multiple liver metastases were unchanged, but her liver function was impaired. Hence, she received capecitabine monotherapy (1,800 mg bis in die [BID]; 2-week administration followed by a week of rest). Her liver function improved early, and a partial response (PR) in the multiple liver metastases was achieved 3 months after initiation of therapy. Furthermore, the metastatic lesions were well controlled 4 months later. These findings suggest that the sensitivity to an anticancer agent greatly varies among patients.
Padula, Andrew M; Winkel, Kenneth D
This report describes a confirmed clinical case of tiger snake (Notechis scutatus) envenomation in a domestic dog that was successfully treated with a novel polyvalent camelid (alpaca; Llama pacos) antivenom. Samples collected from the dog were assayed for tiger snake venom (TSV) using a highly sensitive and specific ELISA. The TSV concentration in serum and urine at initial presentation was 365 ng/mL and 11,640 ng/mL respectively. At the time of initial presentation whole blood collected from the dog did not clot and the Prothrombin Time was abnormally increased (>300 s). Serum was also visibly hemolysed. The dog was administered antihistamine, dexamethasone and 4000 Units (sufficient to neutralise 40 mg of TSV) of a novel polyvalent alpaca antivenom diluted in 0.9% NaCl. At 4 h post-antivenom treatment the dog's clinical condition had improved markedly with serum TSV concentrations below the limit of detection (alpaca antivenom. Coagulation parameters had begun to improve by 4 h and had fully normalised by 16 h post-antivenom. Venom concentrations in both serum and urine remained undetectable at 16 h post-antivenom. The dog made a complete recovery, without complications, suggesting that the alpaca-based antivenom is both clinically safe and effective. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Here, we present a case of malignant biliary tract obstruction with severe obesity, which was successfully treated by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD). A female patient in her sixties who had been undergoing chemotherapy for unresectable pancreatic head cancer was admitted to our institution for obstructive jaundice. She had diabetes mellitus, and her body mass index was 35.1 kg/m2. Initially, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was performed, but bile duct cannulation was unsuccessful. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) from the left hepatic biliary tree also failed. Although a second PTBD attempt from the right hepatic lobe was accomplished, biliary tract bleeding followed, and the catheter was dislodged. Consequently, EUS-BD (choledochoduodenostomy), followed by direct metallic stent placement, was performed as a third drainage method. Her postprocedural course was uneventful. Following discharge, she spent the rest of her life at home without recurrent jaundice or readmission. In cases of severe obesity, we consider EUS-BD, rather than PTBD, as the second drainage method of choice for distal malignant biliary obstruction when ERCP fails. PMID:27698669
Full Text Available Here, we present a case of malignant biliary tract obstruction with severe obesity, which was successfully treated by endoscopic ultrasonography-guided biliary drainage (EUS-BD. A female patient in her sixties who had been undergoing chemotherapy for unresectable pancreatic head cancer was admitted to our institution for obstructive jaundice. She had diabetes mellitus, and her body mass index was 35.1 kg/m2. Initially, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP was performed, but bile duct cannulation was unsuccessful. Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD from the left hepatic biliary tree also failed. Although a second PTBD attempt from the right hepatic lobe was accomplished, biliary tract bleeding followed, and the catheter was dislodged. Consequently, EUS-BD (choledochoduodenostomy, followed by direct metallic stent placement, was performed as a third drainage method. Her postprocedural course was uneventful. Following discharge, she spent the rest of her life at home without recurrent jaundice or readmission. In cases of severe obesity, we consider EUS-BD, rather than PTBD, as the second drainage method of choice for distal malignant biliary obstruction when ERCP fails.
Full Text Available A 58-year-old female with a history of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome presented at our institution with palpitations and chest pain. Electrocardiography revealed paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia with a heart rate of 188 beats/min. Antiarrhythmic drugs were ineffective, and tachycardia was resolved by electrical cardioversion. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed abnormal vessels around the right coronary artery (RCA and pulmonary artery (PA; in addition, we suspected coronary arteriovenous fistula (CAVF. Coronary angiography and coronary computed tomography revealed dilated fistula vessels, with a 1 cm saccular aneurysm around the RCA, originating from the proximal RCA and left anterior descending artery into the main trunk of PA. Therefore, we confirmed the diagnosis of CAVF with an unruptured aneurysm. We surgically ligated and clipped the fistula vessels and resected the aneurysm. The resected aneurysm measured cm in size. Pathological examination of the resected aneurysm revealed hypertrophic walls comprising proliferating fibroblasts cells thin elastic fibers. Very few atherosclerotic changes manifested in the aneurysm walls. We report the case of a patient with CAVF and an unruptured coronary artery aneurysm who was successfully treated by surgery.
Shiraishi, Takehiro; Moriya, Tomoyuki; Ueno, Hideki; Shinto, Eiji; Kajiwara, Yoshiki; Sueyama, Takahiro; Watanabe, Tomoki; Yamadera, Masato; Yamamoto, Junji; Hase, Kazuo
We report an 84-year-old woman with multiple lung metastases from sigmoid colon cancer successfully treated with an oral combination chemotherapeutic agent regimen(UFT/LV).The patient had undergone colectomy for sigmoid colon cancer. Histological examination confirmed a pT4a, pN3, pM1a(LYM), pStage IV tumor.The patient refused adjuvant chemotherapy. However, approximately 9 months postoperatively, she developed a severe cough.Chest radiography and computed tomography(CT)revealed multiple progressive lung metastases.Thereafter, considering her advanced age and general condition, an oral UFT/LV regimen(UFT 300mg/LV 75mg for 7 days every 14 days)was initiated.Two and a half months after initiating chemotherapy, symptom amelioration was observed.Chest radiography and CT showed disappearance of several of the lung metastases, indicating a Partial Response(PR).For the nearly one year to date since diagnosis, she has remained free of cough and the PR has been maintained without chemotherapy-associated adverse events.She is currently being managed on an outpatient basis.The oral UFT/LV regimen is considered to be among the potentially effective and safe treatments for elderly patients with postoperative metastases from colon cancer.
Gryglewski, Andrzej; Kuta, Marcin; Pasternak, Artur; Opach, Zdzisław; Walocha, Jerzy; Richter, Piotr
Upside-down stomach (UDS) represents the rarest type of hiatal hernia (hiatal hernia with incarceration of the gastric trunk. Immediate operation for reduction of the incarcerated stomach and repair of the hiatal defect was performed. The patient was discharged without any complication and was followed up at the surgical outpatient department. The presented case confirms that differentiation of an acute epigastric or intrathoracic pain in adults should always exclude presence of hiatal hernia which in case of incarceration should be treated by prompt surgical management.
Henriksen, N A; Thorup, J; Jorgensen, L N
Small femoral hernias may be difficult to diagnose by physical examination and are sometimes identified unexpectedly by laparoscopy. The aim of this study was to examine the incidence of unsuspected femoral hernia discovered during laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in two well-defined patient...
Full Text Available Abstract Introduction A vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia, inflamed or not, is known as Amyand's hernia. Here we present a case series of four men with Amyand's hernia. Case presentations We retrospectively studied 963 Caucasian patients with inguinal hernia who were admitted to our surgical department over a 12-year period. Four patients presented with Amyand's hernia (0.4%. A 32-year-old Caucasian man had an inflamed vermiform appendix in his hernial sac (acute appendicitis, presenting as an incarcerated right groin hernia, and underwent simultaneous appendectomy and Bassini suture hernia repair. Two patients, Caucasian men aged 36 and 43 years old, had normal appendices in their sacs, which clinically appeared as non-incarcerated right groin hernias. Both underwent a plug-mesh hernia repair without appendectomy. The fourth patient, a 25-year-old Caucasian man with a large but not inflamed appendix in his sac, had a plug-mesh hernia repair with appendectomy. Conclusion A hernia surgeon may encounter unexpected intraoperative findings, such as Amyand's hernia. It is important to be prepared and apply the appropriate treatment.
Conclusion: We were able to obtain an accurate diagnosis of an appendix within a long-standing irreducible femoral hernia through diagnostic laparoscopy followed by transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP approach for hernia repair. We would like to underline the usefulness of laparoscopy as a valuable tool in the diagnosis and treatment of this unusual presentation of groin hernias.
Burcharth, Jakob; Andresen, Kristoffer; Pommergaard, Hans-Christian; Rosenberg, Jacob
To investigate the relation between groin hernia subtypes in patients operated for bilateral hernias. With data from the Danish Hernia Database, we identified all patients operated for primary groin hernias from 1998 to 2012. Within this cohort all patients that were bilaterally operated were analyzed. Risk factors for bilateral groin hernia operation as well as the relationship between groin hernia subtypes bilaterally, were analyzed using multivariate Cox proportional hazards analysis and Kappa statistics. A total of 108, 775 persons with primary groin hernia repair (89.9% males) were registered, and of those were 12,041 persons operated bilaterally (94.9% males). Females and males operated for a unilaterally direct inguinal hernia (DIH) had increased Hazard Ratios (HR) of 3.85 (CI 95% 2.14-6.19) and 4.46 (CI 95% 2.57-7.88) of being contralaterally operated for a DIH. Females and males operated for a unilaterally indirect inguinal hernia (IIH) had HRs of 6.93 (CI 95% 3.66-13.11) and 1.89 (CI95% 1.24-2.88) for being contralaterally operated for an IIH. The same tendency was seen for femoral hernias. All hernia subtypes were bilaterally associated in both genders and the hernia subtypes could be localized manifestations of generalized conditions or inheritable traits instead of localized defects.
Tsujino, Takuya; Inamoto, Teruo; Matsunaga, Tomohisa; Uchimoto, Taizo; Saito, Kenkichi; Takai, Tomoaki; Minami, Koichiro; Takahara, Kiyoshi; Nomi, Hayahito; Azuma, Haruhito
A 68-year-old woman, complained of an indolent lump about 60 × 70 mm in size in the left lower back. We conducted a computed tomography scan, which exhibited a hernia of Gerota'sfascia-commonly called superior lumbar hernia. In the right lateral position, the hernia contents were observed to attenuate, hence only closure of the hernial orifice was conducted by using Kugel patch, without removal of the hernia sack. Six months after the surgery, she has had no relapse of the hernia. Superior lumbar hernia, which occurs in an anatomically brittle region in the lower back, is a rare and potentially serious disease. The urologic surgeon should bear in mind this rarely seen entity.
Öberg, S; Andresen, K; Rosenberg, J
Purpose: Guidelines recommend that the reoperation of a recurrent inguinal hernia should be by the opposite approach (anterior–posterior) than the primary repair. However, the level of evidence supporting the guidelines is partially low. The purpose of this study was to compare re-reoperation rates...... between repairs performed according to the guidelines with the ones performed against it. Methods: This cohort study was based on the Danish Hernia Database, including 4344 patients with two inguinal hernia repairs in the same groin. Four groups were compared as follows: Lichtenstein–Lichtenstein vs......-reoperation for Lichtenstein–Lichtenstein was only seen if the primary hernia was medial. Conclusions: A primary Lichtenstein repair of a primary medial hernia should be reoperated with a laparoscopic repair. A primary Lichtenstein repair of a primary lateral hernia can be reoperated with either a Lichtenstein...
Porrero, José L; Sánchez-Cabezudo, Carlos; Bonachía, Oscar; López-Buenadicha, Adolfo; Sanjuánbenito, Alfonso; Hidalgo, Manuel
The present study was performed by the Spanish Association of surgeons through its abdominal wall and sutures section. The aim was to determine the current situation of inguinofemoral hernias in Spain and was based on an anonymous multicenter study with the participation of various national hospitals. Fifty general surgery departments in distinct surgical centers throughout Spain responded to an anonymous survey in 2000. The survey gathered data on anesthetic features, surgical techniques and complications in the treatment of inguinofemoral hernias. Sixty-six percent of hospital centers had a specific abdominal wall unit and 24% performed laparoscopic hernia surgery. Prosthetic techniques (especially Lichtenstein) were the most frequently used in the treatment of primary inguinal hernia (72%) and recurrent hernia (100%). The most frequently used prosthetic material was polypropylene mesh (76%). Only 28% of the departments surveyed performed anatomic techniques in the repair of primary inguinal hernia (Shouldice and Bassini). The most frequent treatment for femoral hernia was the Lichtenstein "plug" (78%). Sixty-eight percent of the centers surveyed performed regional anesthesia, 18% used general anesthesia and only 14% used local anesthesia with sedation. Severe complications were found in 20% of departments. Clinical postoperative follow-up was performed in 96% of the centers and telephone follow-up was used in 4%. The recurrence rate was 1.2% for primary inguinal hernia, 2.7% for recurrent inguinal hernia and 0.3% for femoral hernia. In Spain the most commonly used surgical technique in the treatment of inguinal hernia is Lichtenstein hernioplasty under spinal anesthesia and with polypropylene prosthesis. The Lichtenstein plug is the most commonly used technique in the treatment of femoral hernia.
Full Text Available Diaphragmatic hernia arises from pleuro-peritoneal membranes inability to close pericardioperitoneal membranes. Diaphragmatic defect may be located in esophageal hiatus (hiatal hernia, nearby the hiatus (paraesophageal, retrosternal (Morgagni or posterolateral (Bochdalek. Congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH diagnosed after neonatal period are defined as late presenting CDH. This group of patients consist 5-31% of CDHs and lead to diagnostic difficulties. A case of adult type Bochdalek hernia who was admitted to our clinic with respiratory problems and recognized late with the absence of left diaphragm was discussed in the light of clinical and surgical methods.
Baraket, Oussema; Berriche, Ali; Zribi, Riadh; Chokki, Adel
Lumbar hernia is relatively rare; it is due to a defect of the posterior abdominal wall. To report three new cases of lumbar hernia and insist of the modalities of treatment. There are 2 women and one man. Mean age was 78 years. The mean symptom was lumbar mass. All patients had open surgery (by lumbar incision). The post operative course was uneventful. Primary lumbar hernias are rare. Earlier diagnosis of non complicated hernia should be of primary importance to avoid some serious complication. The only curative treatment is surgery and must be done as soon as the diagnosis was made.
P. Marco eFisichella
Full Text Available Background: Historically all paraesophageal hernias were repaired surgically, today intervention is reserved for symptomatic paraesophageal hernias. In this review, we describe the indications for repair and explore the controversies in paraesophageal hernia repair, which include a comparison of open to laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair, the necessity of complete sac excision, the routine performance of fundoplication, and the use of mesh for hernia repair.Methods: We searched Pubmed for papers published between 1980 and 2015 using the following keywords: hiatal hernias, paraesophageal hernias, regurgitation, dysphagia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, aspiration, GERD, endoscopy, manometry, pH monitoring, proton pump inhibitors, anemia, iron deficiency anemia, Nissen fundoplication, sac excision, mesh, mesh repair. Results: Indications for paraesophageal hernia repair have changed, and currently symptomatic paraesophageal hernias are recommended for repair. In addition, it is important not to overlook iron-deficiency anemia and pulmonary complaints, which tend to improve with repair. Current practice favors a laparoscopic approach, complete sac excision, primary crural repair with or without use of mesh, and a routine fundoplication.
Perineal hernias are infrequent complications following abdominoperineal operations. Various approaches have been described for repair of perineal hernias including open transabdominal, transperineal or combined abdominoperineal repairs. The use of laparoscopic transabdominal repair of perineal hernias is not well-described. We present a case report demonstrating the benefits of laparoscopic repair of perineal hernia following previous laparoscopic abdominoperineal resection (APR) using a nonabsorbable mesh to repair the defect. We have demonstrated that the use of laparoscopy with repair of the pelvic floor defect using a non absorbable synthetic mesh offers an excellent alternative with many potential advantages over open transabdominal and transperineal repairs.
Old, O J; Kulkarni, S R; Hardy, T J; Slim, F J; Emerson, L G; Bulbulia, R A; Whyman, M R; Poskitt, K R
Totally extra-peritoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair allows identification and repair of incidental non-inguinal groin hernias. We assessed the prevalence of incidental hernias during TEP inguinal hernia repair and identified the risk factors for incidental hernias. Consecutive patients undergoing TEP repair from May 2005 to November 2012 were the study cohort. Inspection for ipsilateral femoral, obturator and rarer varieties of hernia was undertaken during TEP repair. Patient characteristics and operative findings were recorded on a prospectively collected database. A total of 1,532 TEP repairs were undertaken in 1,196 patients. Ninety-three patients were excluded due to incomplete data, leaving 1,103 patients and 1,404 hernias for analyses (1,380 male; 802 unilateral and 301 bilateral repairs; median age, 59 years). Among the 37 incidental hernias identified (2.6% of cases), the most common type of incidental hernia was femoral (n=32, 2.3%) followed by obturator (n=2, 0.1%). Increasing age was associated with an increased risk of incidental hernia, with a significant linear trend (p60 years of age was 4.0% vs 1.4% for those aged hernias were found in 29.2% of females vs 2.2% of males, (phernia in those with a recurrent inguinal hernia was 3.0% vs 2.6% for primary repair (p=0.79). Incidental hernias during TEP inguinal hernia repair were found in 2.6% of cases and, though infrequent, could cause complications if left untreated. The risk of incidental hernia increased with age and was significantly higher in patients aged >60 years and in females.
Full Text Available We report a rare case of obstructed right inguinal hernia caused by ingested stones. A 2 year-old boy from Northern Thailand was transferred to our hospital with low-grade fever, vomiting, and acute painful swelling at his right hemiscrotum for one day. The physical examination revealed marked enlargement with inflammation in his right hemiscrotum. The radiological findings showed huge number of stones in the right hemiscrotum. At surgery, the content of hernia sac was ascending colon, which was full of hard masses. With the help of additional lower transverse abdominal incision, the obstructed segment was successfully reduced and revealed a perforation. Most of the stones were removed through the perforation. The colonic wound was primarily repaired and both incisions were primarily closed. Although he developed post-operative wound infection, the boy had uneventfully recovered. The psychological exploration in this "stone pica" revealed no other psychological disorders.
Sevim, Serhan; Kaleağası, Hakan; Fidancı, Halit
Sleep bruxism refers to a nocturnal parafunctional activity including the clenching, grinding or gnashing of teeth. While most of the nocturnal bruxism cases seen in the general population are apparently idiopathic, it has been reported to be associated with a range of neurological diseases such as Huntington's disease, cranio-cervical dystonia and post-anoxic brain damage, but not multiple sclerosis (MS). We describe three cases of MS patients who have had moderate to severe complaints of bruxism in the two weeks following their relevant MS attacks. None of the three patients had a diagnosis of bruxism prior to her attack. The diagnosis was confirmed in one out of three by a polysomnography. One patient did not have any complaints related to bruxism previous to her attack, whereas two had mild and infrequent complaints. The symptoms of the relevant attacks were left hemihypesthesia in all and hemiparesis in two. None of the patients had spasticity that could result in severe teeth clenching. All three patients presented with morning headaches and jaw pain or tightness and were treated successfully with botulinum toxin (Btx) injections applied to their masseter and temporalis muscles. The cause of bruxism is controversial but lesions of the cortico-basalganglia-thalamo-cotrical loops are thought to be most likely. However, acute or chronic lesions in those pathways were not demonstrated in the 3 patients. It is feasible that they had normal appearing white matter interruptions in their cortico-basalganglia-thalamocortical loops along with their relevant attack. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Novak, Domen; Franke-Whittle, Ingrid H; Pirc, Elizabeta Tratar; Jerman, Vesna; Insam, Heribert; Logar, Romana Marinšek; Stres, Blaž
In contrast to the general aerobic detoxification of industrial effluents containing cyanide, anaerobic cyanide degradation is not well understood, including the microbial communities involved. To address this knowledge gap, this study measured anaerobic cyanide degradation and the rearrangements in bacterial and archaeal microbial communities in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor biomass treating brewery waste water using bio-methane potential assays, molecular profiling, sequencing and microarray approaches. Successful biogas formation and cyanide removal without inhibition were observed at cyanide concentrations up to 5 mg l(-1). At 8.5 mg l(-1) cyanide, there was a 22 day lag phase in microbial activity, but subsequent methane production rates were equivalent to when 5 mg l(-1) was used. The higher cumulative methane production in cyanide-amended samples indicated that part of the biogas was derived from cyanide degradation. Anaerobic degradation of cyanide using autoclaved UASB biomass proceeded at a rate more than two times lower than when UASB biomass was not autoclaved, indicating that anaerobic cyanide degradation was in fact a combination of simultaneous abiotic and biotic processes. Phylogenetic analyses of bacterial and archaeal 16S rRNA genes for the first time identified and linked the bacterial phylum Firmicutes and the archaeal genus Methanosarcina sp. as important microbial groups involved in cyanide degradation. Methanogenic activity of unadapted granulated biomass was detected at higher cyanide concentrations than reported previously for the unadapted suspended biomass, making the aggregated structure and predominantly hydrogenotrophic nature of methanogenic community important features in cyanide degradation. The combination of brewery waste water and cyanide substrate was thus shown to be of high interest for industrial level anaerobic cyanide degradation. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Mainik, F; Flade-Kuthe, R; Kuthe, A
To estimate the value of TEP in the treatment of incarcerated and irreponible inguinal and femoral hernias more exactly we prospectively collected and evaluated the data of our clinic for the period of Oct. 1999 until Dec. 2003. In this period we performed in total 1 671 hernia repairs including 79 patients suffering from an incarcerated (n = 33) or irreponible (n = 46) inguinal or femoral hernia. Using only the TEP-technique we treated mainly the irreponible hernias (46 patients). In the combination of LAP (laparoscopy) and TEP (27 patients) the laparoscopy provided the possibility to classify as well the incarcerated tissue as the result of the reposition. With this combined technique we treated the majority of the incarcerated hernias. To confirm the recovery of the incarcerated tissue laparoscopy can be of high value at the end of the combined LAP + TEP (2 patients). Thus TEP was performed in 92 % of the cases. In 2 cases we performed a conventional hernioplasty and one operation was finished conventionally after switching from endoscopic to conventional procedure. In 2 patients we performed a laparoscopically supported resection of the incarcerated tissue without patch implantation. 1 patient acquired TAPP. The use of different operative techniques and their combinations demonstrates as well the possibility as the necessity of a differentiated and case adapted proceeding in the treatment of incarcerated hernias. Lethality with 1.2 % and early postoperative morbidity with only 5.0 % were low. The hospitalisation period was 4.7 d on average. Our results are comparable to results of literature and show that TEP-technique and combined TEP + LAP-technique are possible and reasonable for the treatment of incarcerated and irreponible hernias.
Koscielny, A; Hirner, A; Kaminski, M
Umbilical hernia repair is often accompanied by complications in patients with liver cirrhosis and ascites. In recent years we have been using the following concept for treating umbilical hernias in such patients: repair of the hernia by direct sutures and concomitant implantation of two large bore Robinson drainage tubes until the wound healing was completed within the next postoperative 10-14 days. During this time the reconstruction of the abdominal wall is in our opinion as robust that the ascites no longer represents a risk. Preconditions to perform this procedure were the best medicamentous treatment of ascites as ever possible and the perioperative administration of prophylactic antibiotics like gyrase inhibitors to avoid spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Over a period of 10 years (01.01.1997-31.12.2006) we operated on 22 patients suffering from liver cirrhosis and ascites because of a complicated umbilical hernia (incarceration, irreponibility, skin ulceration, leackage of ascites). One group of patients (n=10) was treated by umbilical hernia repair with the concomitant implantation of two drainage tubes and the other group (n=12) by umbilical hernia repair without draining off the ascites. Morbidity and mortality were compared in both groups in a retrospective analysis. The postoperative morbidity could be reduced from 25% to 10% by using the drainage tubes as well as the rate of recurrent hernias in the drainage group. Due to these experiences we use the concept as standard in such patients and would like to recommend it further. However, we would like to initiate a prospective, randomized, at best multicenter trial for further validation.
. 10% of patients had fair quality of analgesia and relaxation only. In 3% patients the epidural block failed, in whom general anaesthesia was given. Overall success rate was 97%. Intraoperative and post - operative complications were very minimal. No cases of hypotension, bradycardia, nausea vomiting, total spinal block and respiratory depres sion were seen. CONCLUSION: From the present study it can be inferred that 0.5% Bupivacaine 5 - 6 ml is effective for segmental epidural block for inguinal hernia repair. Segmental epidural block is safe anaesthesia with minimal physiological alterations. Wi th less side effects
Zhi-Qiang Du; Xia Zhao; Natascha Vukasinovic; Fernanda Rodriguez; Clutter, Archie C.; Rothschild, Max F.
Scrotal hernia in pigs is a complex trait likely affected by genetic and environmental factors. A large-scale association analysis of positional and functional candidate genes was conducted in four previously identified genomic regions linked to hernia susceptibility on Sus scrofa chromosomes 2 and 12, as well as the fifth region around 67 cM on chromosome 2, respectively. In total, 151 out of 416 SNPs discovered were genotyped successfully. Using a family-based analysis we found that four re...
Akakpo-Numado Gamedzi Komlatsè
Full Text Available Background: Huge umbilical hernias (HUH are voluminous umbilical hernia (UH that are frequent in black African children. Several surgical techniques are used in their treatment for umbilical reconstruction, but techniques using skin flaps provide better aesthetic results. In this study, we presented our technique of umbilicoplasty in HUH, and its results. Patients and Methods: It is a retrospective study on children treated for HUH, from January 2012 to December 2013. The UH was called HUH when its basis diameter (BD exceeds 3 cm. Every HUH was characterised by its height, BD and morphology. Our technique was a two lateral flaps technique; the flaps are symmetrical and drawn so as to reconstitute the different parts of the umbilicus. The results were appreciated with criteria, including the peripheral ring and the central depression of the neo-umbilicus. Results : Twelve children were concerned (7 boys and 5 girls. Their mean age was 5 years and 6 months. The mean BD was 5.6 cm (extremes 3 and 8 cm, and the mean height of the HUH was 7.45 cm (extremes 3 and 9 cm. All underwent umbilicoplasty. In early post-operative period, two children presented a transitory subcutaneous hematoma. Late complications were granulation tissue with two children, and cheloid scar with one. With a mean follow-up of 10 months, we had 10 excellent results and two fair results according to our criteria. Conclusion: Our two lateral flaps umbilicoplasty is well-adapted to HUH in children. It is simple and assures a satisfactory anatomical and cosmetic result.
Rosenberg, Jacob; Bisgaard, Thue; Kehlet, Henrik
The nationwide Danish Hernia Database, recording more than 10,000 inguinal and 400 femoral hernia repairs annually, provides a unique opportunity to present valid recommendations in the management of Danish patients with groin hernia. The cumulated data have been discussed at biannual meetings...... and guidelines have been approved by the Danish Surgical Society. Diagnosis of groin hernia is based on clinical examination. Ultrasonography, CT or MRI are rarely needed, while herniography is not recommended. In patients with indicative symptoms of hernia, but no detectable hernia, diagnostic laparoscopy may...... be an option. Once diagnosed, hernia repair is recommended in the presence of symptoms affecting daily life. In male patients with minimal or absent symptoms watchful waiting is recommended. In females, however, repair is recommended also in asymptomatic patients. In male patients with primary unilateral...
Saeed, Uzma; Mazhar, Naveed; Zameer, Shahla
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a very common intrathoracic fetal anomaly with Morgagni hernia typically seen on right side anteriorly and Bochdalek hernia on left side posteriorly, because of the protective effects of liver and heart on either side respectively. Hiatal hernias range from herniation of a small portion of stomach into thoracic cavity to herniation of entire stomach into the left thoracic cavity. Very rarely the herniated stomach has been reported in the right thoracic cavity. Early diagnosis and treatment of all diaphragmatic hernias is essential to reduce the associated morbidity and mortality. We present a very rare and interesting case of an 18 months old baby girl with reverse scenarios. She had a large hiatal hernia with right intrathoracic stomach along with a left sided Morgagni hernia in combination.
Shah, Arti D; Ajay, Stani; Adalia, Mayur; Rathi, Amar
Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias. A 20 year old female presented with complaints of dry cough since 15 days and intermittent fever of 4 days duration. As part of routine investigation chest X-ray was done which showed a left retro-cardiac homogenous opacity, rest of the lung field appeared normal. Abdominal ultrasound showed the right kidney to be normal, left kidney was not visualized. Computed tomography scan demonstrated left-sided Bochdalek hernia with the left kidney within the thorax. An IVP was done to confirm the diagnosis. Many a times intrathoracic kidney is confused with a thoracic mass and the patient undergoes a battery of unnecessary investigations, surgical interventions and image guided biopsies for the same, hence to avoid this we are reporting this case.
Arti D Shah
Full Text Available Bochdalek hernia is a congenital diaphragmatic defect that allows abdominal viscera to herniate into the thorax. Intrathoracic kidney is a very rare finding representing less than 5% of all renal ectopias. A 20 year old female presented with complaints of dry cough since 15 days and intermittent fever of 4 days duration. As part of routine investigation chest X-ray was done which showed a left retro-cardiac homogenous opacity, rest of the lung field appeared normal. Abdominal ultrasound showed the right kidney to be normal, left kidney was not visualized. Computed tomography scan demonstrated left-sided Bochdalek hernia with the left kidney within the thorax. An IVP was done to confirm the diagnosis. Many a times intrathoracic kidney is confused with a thoracic mass and the patient undergoes a battery of unnecessary investigations, surgical interventions and image guided biopsies for the same, hence to avoid this we are reporting this case.
Li, Junsheng; Zhang, Weiyu
Seroma is a frequent postoperative complication after laparoscopic direct inguinal hernia repair (both in TAPP and TEP). There are several methods to address this problem; however, these techniques are not without problems. The purpose of this study was to introduce and evaluate a new technique to address this problem. This is a prospective study of consecutive patients. All patients diagnosed with direct inguinal hernias eligible for laparoscopic repair were included. A single surgeon performed all the included operations. During laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair (TAPP or TEP), we closed the direct hernia defect with barbed sutures around the transversalis fascia, inverted the apex of the attenuated transversalis fascia, and sutured it at the base to completely eradicate the defect cavity. Prosthetic mesh was not additionally fixed in all patients. The primary postoperative outcome parameter was seroma formation, and secondary outcome parameters included groin pain, surgical complications, and hernia recurrence. Twenty-five male patients with 36 sides of direct hernias were included in this study, and all procedures were carried out laparoscopically and successfully. Only one patient developed significant seroma, which resolved 1 month later. The early postoperative pain was minimal, and no recurrence and chronic pain occurred during the follow-up period (4-13 months). The present direct inguinal hernia defect closing technique with barbed suture is a simple, easily reproducible, and effective method for the prevention of seroma formation.
Hartog, Dennis; Tuinebreijer, Wim; Oprel, Pim; Patka, Peter
textabstractAlthough blunt abdominal trauma is frequent, traumatic abdominal wall hernias (TAWH) are rare. We describe a large TAWH with associated intra-abdominal lesions that were caused by high-energy trauma. The diagnosis was missed by clinical examination but was subsequently revealed by a computed tomography (CT) scan. Repair consisted of an open anatomical reconstruction of the abdominal wall layers with reinforcement by an intraperitoneal composite mesh. The patient recovered well and...
Funayama, Yuji; Takahashi, Ken-Ichi; Ikezawa, Fumie; Haneda, Sho; Saijo, Fumito; Saito, Masumi; Tokumura, Hiromi
Although surgery is commonly used to treat parastomal hernia, it is very difficult and has shown poor results. Recently, repair with prosthetic materials has been thought to be a more promising method. The Sugarbaker technique with e-PTFE mesh (Dualmesh(®)) performed via open surgery was adopted for seven patients with parastomal hernia. Two of them were recurrent cases. Three of the patients experienced incarceration of the intestine and recovered conservatively before surgery. The median age of the patients at the parastomal hernia repair was 77.6 years old (range 37.7-84.7). The median operative time was 211 min (range 147-256). The median hernia size was 28 cm(2) (range 7.5-60 cm(2)). The median amount of blood loss during the operation was 158 g (range 0-370 g). Surgical site infection was not observed. The postoperative median hospital stay was 17 days (range 13-40) and the median follow-up was 2.4 years (range 1.0-3.7). During the follow-up period, we did not observe recurrence or readmission. The surgical results were satisfactory with minimal morbidity and no recurrences. The Sugarbaker technique for parastomal repair using e-PTFE mesh may be suitable as a standard method for treating parastomal hernia.
Hoshino, M; Sugito, K; Kawashima, H; Goto, S; Kaneda, H; Furuya, T; Hosoda, T; Masuko, T; Ohashi, K; Inoue, M; Ikeda, T; Tomita, R; Koshinaga, T
Previously, we established a pre-operative risk scoring system to predict contralateral inguinal hernia in children with unilateral inguinal hernias. The current study aimed to verify the usefulness of our pre-operative scoring system. This was a prospective study of patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair from 2006 to 2009 at a single institution. Gender, age at initial operation, birth weight, initial operation side, and the pre-operative risk score were recorded. We analyzed the incidence of contralateral inguinal hernia, risk factors, and the usefulness of our pre-operative risk scoring system. The follow-up period was 36 months. We used forward multiple logistic regression analysis to predict contralateral hernia. Of the 372 patients who underwent unilateral hernia repair, 357 (96.0 %) were completely followed-up for 36 months, and 23 patients (6.4 %) developed a contralateral hernia. Left-sided hernia (OR = 5.5, 95 %, CI = 1.3-24.3, p = 0.023) was associated with an increased risk of contralateral hernia. The following covariates were not associated with contralateral hernia development: gender (p = 0.702), age (p = 0.215), and birth weight (p = 0.301). The pre-operative risk score (cut-off point = 4.5) of the patients with a contralateral hernia was significantly higher, compared with the patients without a contralateral hernia using the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (p = 0.024). Using multivariate analysis, we confirmed usefulness of our pre-operative scoring system and initial side of the inguinal hernia, together, for the prediction of contralateral inguinal hernia in children.
José Maximiliano Garófano-Jerez
Full Text Available Bochdalek hernias (BHs are produced in the posterolateral area of the diaphragm. They are generally congenital, appearing in childhood, but are also detected in asymptomatic adult patients seeking medical attention for other reasons. Computed tomography (CT or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI is used for the correct diagnosis of the hernia type and for its localization, facilitating its management and the choice of treatment. We describe three cases of Bochdalek hernia, two on the right side and one bilateral, which was larger on the right than left side. All of these hernias contained only omental fat. In one patient, the right kidney was adjacent to the diaphragmatic defect but remained within the abdomen. The patients showed no symptoms and were not surgically treated. Examination by multi-slice CT with the possibility of coronal and sagittal reconstruction should be considered the standard method for diagnosing this entity. MRI in T1 is highly valuable to evaluate fat-containing chest lesions. The incidental finding of BH in asymptomatic adults is increasing, thanks to the wider application of new imaging techniques.Las hernias de Bochdalek se producen a través de la zona posterolateral del diafragma. Generalmente son congénitas y se presentan en la infancia, pero pueden verse también en la edad adulta en pacientes asintomáticos, que consultan por patologías diversas. El uso de tomografía computarizada o resonancia magnética permite el diagnóstico correcto del tipo y localización de la hernia, lo cual facilitará su manejo y la elección del tratamiento. Presentamos 3 casos clínicos, dos tenían una hernia de Bochdalek derecha, y, el otro caso es bilateral, siendo mayor la situada en el lado derecho. En todos nuestros casos, el contenido ha sido únicamente grasa omental. No obstante, en uno de ellos, el riñón derecho se situaba adyacente al defecto diafragmático, pero dentro del abdomen. Debido a la ausencia de sintomatolog
Jennifer M Gambino
Full Text Available Case summary A 10-month-old domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for severe esophagitis and protracted vomiting and regurgitation secondary to a sliding (type I hiatal hernia. The hernia and concurrent upper airway obstruction (nasopharyngeal polyp were diagnosed with a multi-modality approach, including thoracic and abdominal radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography and endoscopy. Following unsuccessful attempts at medical management, lower esophageal incompetence was successfully treated by employing a combination of surgical techniques, including herniorrhaphy, esophagopexy and modified (floppy Nissen fundoplication. Relevance and novel information A multi-modality imaging approach was valuable in completely assessing the extent of this cat’s disease. Although an untraditional approach, the authors report herein the first clinical description of the use of combined surgical techniques with the floppy Nissen fundoplication technique (an antireflux procedure in a cat. This procedure was used as a first-line surgical technique in this cat with severe lower esophageal incompetence, and may be a viable option for cases non-responsive to other therapeutic interventions. Further investigation of this surgical technique is warranted.
Sivacolundhu, Ramesh; DeLucia, Meghan; Hiebert, Elizabeth
Case summary A 10-month-old domestic shorthair cat was evaluated for severe esophagitis and protracted vomiting and regurgitation secondary to a sliding (type I) hiatal hernia. The hernia and concurrent upper airway obstruction (nasopharyngeal polyp) were diagnosed with a multi-modality approach, including thoracic and abdominal radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, computed tomography and endoscopy. Following unsuccessful attempts at medical management, lower esophageal incompetence was successfully treated by employing a combination of surgical techniques, including herniorrhaphy, esophagopexy and modified (floppy) Nissen fundoplication. Relevance and novel information A multi-modality imaging approach was valuable in completely assessing the extent of this cat’s disease. Although an untraditional approach, the authors report herein the first clinical description of the use of combined surgical techniques with the floppy Nissen fundoplication technique (an antireflux procedure) in a cat. This procedure was used as a first-line surgical technique in this cat with severe lower esophageal incompetence, and may be a viable option for cases non-responsive to other therapeutic interventions. Further investigation of this surgical technique is warranted. PMID:28491383
Results: There were 110 patients with 111 obstructed hernias, accounting for 26.4% of all abdominal wall hernias. The age ranged from 19 - 79 years with mean of 49.7 years. Males accounted for 81%. Inguinoscrotal hernia was the commonest occurring in 75.7%, 16.2% patients presented with inguinal hernia and five ...
In The first century AD Celsus described a method of recognition of groin hernia. It was not until Casper Stromayr (16th century) published his work on hernia that the distinction between a direct and indirect inguinal hernia was appreciated. Stromayr also introduced a hernia truss which was designed to prevent a groin ...
Ozdemir-van Brunschot, D.; Buyne, O.R.
BACKGROUND: First described in 1764, the hernia of the semilunar line is called a Spigelian hernia. Spigelian hernias are rare: comprising only 1-2% of all abdominal hernias. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 73-year-old man presented at the emergency department complaining of not having defaecated and swelling
pattern of hernia presentation and outcome of man- agement between males and females owing to the ... who had hernia repair at Obafemi Awolowo University. Teaching Hospitals Complex Ile-Ife, Nigeria which ... cases of adult inguinal hernias (28.8%) were repaired with mesh prosthesis. Hernias were safely repaired in.
BACKGROUND: Literature is scarce about spontaneous rupture of hernia because spontaneous rupture of here is uncommon (1). Reported cases are complications of incisional hernias, recurrent inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernias. It is potentially life threatening (1) because the ensuing entrapment and tension on ...
Hunald, F A; Ravololoniaina, T; Rajaonarivony, M F V; Rakotovao, M; Andriamanarivo, M L; Rakoto-Ratsimba, H
A Petit lumbar hernia is an uncommon hernia. Congenital forms are seen in children. Incarceration may occur as an unreducible lumbar mass, associated with bilious vomiting and abdominal distention. Abdominal X-ray shows sided-wall bowel gas. In this case, reduction and primary closure must be performed as emergency repair. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
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Jul 3, 1971 ... Kahn, J. 1.. and Koiransky H. (1933): Amer. J. Dis. Child.. 46, 40. THE mSTORY OF GROIN HERNIA*. SIMO I. WAPNICK, M.D., FR.C.S., Lecturer in Surgery, University of Rhodesia, Salisbury. SUMMARY. In The first century AD Cefsus described a method of recognition of groin hernia. It was not until Casper.
Full Text Available Paraesophageal hiatus hernia is rarely seen in the neonatal period. An intrathoracic gastric volvulus complicating such a hernia is rarer. The upper gastrointestinal tract contrast study is diagnostic. Rapid diagnosis and treatment is essential. It avoids lethal complications as gastric dilatation, gangrene and perforation, which in turn may lead to cardiopulmonary arrest.
Niebuhr, Henning; König, Anita; Pawlak, Maciej; Sailer, Marco; Köckerling, Ferdinand; Reinpold, Wolfgang
Although clinical examination is the gold standard for the diagnosis of groin hernia, imaging procedures can improve the detection of femoral hernias, incipient hernias, and less-common types of hernias (e.g., an obturator hernia). The aim of this study is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of dynamic inguinal ultrasound (DIUS). Between July 2010 and June 2015, 4951 clinical and ultrasound examinations of the groin area were conducted at the Hanse-Hernienzentrum in Hamburg, Germany. The ultrasonographic findings were prospectively evaluated to determine the number of inguinal and femoral hernia diagnoses that were ultrasonically confirmed and also to consider cases in which clinical examination overlooked these diagnoses. The results were compared with the intraoperative findings. The results show that standardized ultrasound examination of the groin area with high-frequency, small-part linear transducers also serves to accurately display femoral and small or occult groin hernias. The high-level specificity (0.9980) and sensitivity (0.9758) are proof of the procedure's quality. To ensure high-quality hernia treatment, regular use of standardized ultrasound examinations is recommended.
R.N. Veen, van (Ruben Nico)
textabstractHernia surgery is one of the earliest forms of surgery and currently the most frequently performed operation in general surgery. Relatively modest improvements of clinical outcomes or savings of resource use in inguinal hernia repair would already have a signifi cant medical and
textabstractIn the Netherlands approximately 31,000 inguinal hernias are corrected yearly, making it one of the most frequently performed operations in surgery. The majority of inguinal hernia repairs is conducted in male patients older than 50 years. Since recurrence rates have been reduced to a
Tolver, Mette A; Strandfelt, Pernille; Rosenberg, Jacob
Previous studies have shown different pain characteristics in different types of laparoscopic operations, but pain pattern has not been studied in detail after laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. To optimise preoperative patient information and postoperative analgesic treatment the present study...... investigated postoperative pain in terms of time course, pain intensity and individual pain components during the first 4 days after transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP)....
Initial evaluation revealed paraesophageal hernia. EGD finding is grade II esophagitis with nodular mucosa and superficial ulceration, Distal part of the funds, body and the Antrum were rolled back into thoracic cavity. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed undulating diaphragm and large complex hiatal hernia.
Ventral and incisional hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed operations in daily surgical practice. Laparoscopic ventral and incisional hernia repair (LVIHR) is gaining increasing adoption in surgical practice. It has theoretical advantages but improvements in technique can still be
D. den Hartog (Dennis)
textabstractThis thesis is about the anatomy, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of incisional hernia. New approaches and aspects are discussed in the following chapters. The following definitions were derived from Butterworth’s medical dictionary 1. A hernia is the protrusion of an internal organ
Full Text Available This is a case of a 70-year-old male who presented with a mass in his right testicle. He was treated with antibiotics for epididymitis while undergoing serial ultrasounds for one year due to testicular swelling and pain. His fourth ultrasound revealed a mild hydrocele with a large paratesticular mass of undescribed size, superior to the right testicle, thought to be an inguinal hernia. Preoperative CT scan demonstrated a large fat-containing inguinal hernia extending into the scrotal sac. An inguinal hernia repair was complicated by fatty tissue surrounding the testicle requiring a right orchiectomy. Pathology review of the tissue demonstrated well-differentiated liposarcoma with a small focus of dedifferentiation grade 2 tumor. Tumor was identified at the inked margins indicating an incomplete resection. It was decided that no further surgical intervention was needed and the patient would undergo surveillance for local tumor recurrence. Six-month follow-up MRI scan was negative for any recurrence of disease. A liposarcoma presenting as a paratesticular mass with spermatic cord involvement is rare, and imaging studies may fail to distinguish a liposarcoma from normal adipose tissue.
A 77-year-old man injured himself when he fell heavily on the left side of his chest. He had massive subcutaneous emphysema, bleeding, and left hemopneumothorax. He also fractured his seventh through tenth ribs; a fragment of the ninth rib was displaced into the thoracic cavity. The severity of the damage and the patient's pain was assessed using the Abbreviated Injury Scale 1990 (1998 update) as level 3. He was treated with conservative therapy and discharged on the 16 days after the injury. However, the following day, he had acute upper abdominal pain, his blood pressure dropped to 40 s, and he was readmitted. A chest CT showed the transverse colon was prolapsed in the thoracic cavity. The patient was diagnosed as having a delayed traumatic diapharagmatic hernia. A laparoscopic repair was performed. The rupture was classified as a IIIb-type diaphragmatic injury according to the Japanese Association for the Surgery of Trauma's classification system. It is believed that a fragment of a fractured rib that had been displaced in the thoracic cavity ruptured the diaphragm sharply. Since traumatic diapharagmatic hernia rarely occurs, it is relatively difficult to diagnose at the first examination. This condition has a high mortality rate because of the associated injuries. Surgery is the only treatment, but it should only be considered after a second examination. Herein, I report my experience with a case of delayed diaphragmatic hernia repaired by laparoscopic surgery. © 2011 Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery, Asia Endosurgery Task Force and Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
Tai, Huai-Ching; Lin, Chia-Da; Chung, Shiu-Dong; Chueh, Shih-Chieh Jeff; Tsai, Yao-Chou; Yang, Stephen Shei-Dei
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair has been around since the 1990s. A novel surgical approach known as laparoendoscopic single-site surgery (LESS) has been developed to reduce the port-related morbidities and improve the cosmetic outcomes of laparoscopic surgery, including totally extraperitoneal (TEP) inguinal hernia repair. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the safety and feasibility of the LESS TEP technique for inguinal hernia repair and compare the outcomes with the standard TEP approach. Between January and May 2009, 54 consecutive healthy patients (48 men and 6 women) underwent LESS TEP inguinal hernia repair at our institute. All procedures were performed using our homemade single port for simultaneous passage of the laparoscope and instruments. The perioperative data, including patient age, sex, body mass index (BMI), hernia characteristics, operative time, complications, length of hospital stay, return to normal activity, pain score, and cosmetic result, were prospectively collected. All LESS TEP procedures were completed successfully without conversion to standard laparoscopic or open surgery. A total of 98 LESS TEP hernia repairs were performed in 54 patients and compared with 152 standard TEP operations. The mean operative time was significantly shorter in the standard TEP series (61.8 ± 26.0 vs. 70.9 ± 23.8 min, p = 0.04). Other perioperative parameters, including the length of hospital stay, time until return to full activity, complication rate, pain score, and cosmetic result, were all comparable between the two techniques. Our short-term experience with LESS TEP inguinal hernia repair has shown that in experienced hands, inguinal hernia repair via the LESS TEP technique is as safe as the standard TEP technique. However, based on our evidence, we currently believe that the LESS TEP technique is not an efficacious surgical alternative to the standard TEP technique for inguinal hernias.