Colonic thickening on computed tomography —does it correlate with endoscopic findings? A protocol for systematic review
DiscussionIt is extremely useful for the practising clinician to know which patients need further endoscopic evaluation. Even though there are several studies on this issue, none of them have attempted to produce a systematic review. We hope this systematic review will provide a substantiate evidence for future clinical practice.Systematic review registrationPROSPEROCRD42016039378
ConclusionIn selected cases, endoscopic management is more cost-effective, minimally invasive, has less post-operative complications, and leads to a more expeditious recovery. Therefore, the role of therapeutic endoscopy for gastric perforations secondary to foreign bodies should always be considered.
ConclusionsOlder males who were regular alcohol drinkers were associated with intestinal anisakiasis, and often heart rate, total protein, and CRP were elevated compared to those of patients with gastric anisakiasis.
ConclusionsA robotic approach might be considered in cases of large D-GISTs amenable to a conservative R0 surgery. This system provides several technical advantages that facilitate otherwise complex resection and reconstruction.10
ConclusionIn cases of OGIB, superselective mesenteric angiography (SSMA) with intraoperative methylene blue injection can be used as an adjunct to routine diagnostic modalities to guide surgical interventions for controlling hemorrhage and for limiting the extent of bowel resection.
We report a 33-year-old male patient with mixed-phenotype acute leukemia who developed acute phlegmonous gastritis during the neutropenia phase on induction chemotherapy and was successfully treated. Diagnoses: The patient was diagnosed with phlegmonous gastritis, which might be caused by Stenotrophomonas maltophilia on the basis of clinical manifestation, physical examination, enhanced computed tomography scan, histological finding, and microorganism culture of biopsied specimen in endoscopy. Interventions: The patient was treated with gastrointestinal decompression and broad-spectrum antibiotics. Outcomes: He re...
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: After a recent CT scan, endoscopy and colonoscopy, I learned that I have a hiatal hernia containing both stomach and colon, and extrinsic stenosis at the splenic flexure. My understanding is that this is rare and that I will need surgery. Will I need to find a surgeon who has seen this [...]
AbstractDoctor utilizes various kinds of clinical technologies like MRI, endoscopy, CT scan, etc., to identify patient ’s deformity during the review time. Among set of clinical technologies, wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) is an advanced procedures used for digestive track malformation. During this complete process, more than 57,000 frames are captured and doctors need to examine a complete video frame by frame which is a tedious task even for an experienced gastrologist. In this article, a novel computerized automated method is proposed for the classification of abdominal infections of gastrointestinal track from ...
Conclusions Placement of fiducials in rectal cancer patients is feasible, however, retention rates for intratumoral fiducials were lower (55 %) than for mesorectal fiducials (90 %). [...] © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | open access Full text
Discussion &conclusionThe treatment strategy should be tailored to the individual patient, the clinical presentation, and the rate of progression of the tumor. The natural history of the disease is still poorly understood and there is no uniform treatment form for such tumors.
The purpose of this study is to review the cases of postcolonoscopy appendicitis (PCA) reported in the literature. A comprehensive search using PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, and Google Scholar identified 57 cases. The median age at presentations of PCA was 55 years. PCAs typically occurred during the first 24 hours after colonoscopy, and the majority developed after diagnostic colonoscopy. Clinical presentations were similar to those with common acute appendicitis, though with a high perforation rate. Most patients were correctly diagnosed using ultrasound or computed tomography scan. Treatment included open appendicectomy, lapa...