CT Scan vs Colonoscopy

CT Scan vs. Colonoscopy
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"Is CT Scan more Accurate than Endoscopy in Identifying Distance from the Anal Verge for Left Sided Colon Cancer? A Comparative Cohort Analysis". J Invest Surg. 2018 Aug 08;:1-8 Authors: Costi R, Ricco' M, Negrini G, Wind P, Violi V, Le Bian AZ Abstract PURPOSES: Accurately localizing colorectal cancer during surgery may be challenging due to intraoperative limitations. In the present study, localization of left-sided colon cancer (LCC) by CT scan is compared to colonoscopy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with LCC located by colonoscopy and CT scan and undergoing left-hemicole...
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
We examined the accuracy of 18-fluoro deoxy glucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) for detection of colonic neoplasia. We recruited patients with obstructing colorectal cancer from our registry. Preoperative FDG-PET was performed, and the detection rate for colonic neoplasia was estimated. Preoperative colonoscopy or postoperative colonoscopy within a year after operation was employed as the indexed standard. Ninety-three patients were included in this study. Colonic neoplasia proximal to obstruction was confirmed in 83 cases. The sensitivity and positive predictive value of FDG-PET were 25.3% and 77.8%, respecti...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Diagnostic Accuracy Study Source Type: research
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Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Gastroenterology Surgery Source Type: blogs
ConclusionOur experience confirm that hepatic portal venous gas can be related to endoscopic procedure; thus, it can be managed on the basis of patient's general clinical conditions, and in selected cases it will disappear without therapeutic interventions with a good outcome.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough blunt splenic injury is an infrequently reported complication of colonoscopy, it can result in high-grade injury requiring transfusion and invasive treatment due to significant hemorrhage. As previously reported, we demonstrate a high rate of PCBSI in women over 55 with a history of prior abdominal surgery. These data suggest that a high index of suspicion for splenic injury post-colonoscopy should be present in this population.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report here a 16-year-old patient who presented initially with symptoms characteristic of appendicitis. Following a CT scan suggesting perforated appendicitis, the patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics with a scheduled interval appendectomy three months later. Pathology reports from the interval appendectomy showed that the specimen contained a well-to-moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. The patient then underwent robot assisted right hemicolectomy as definitive management, which demonstrated that the tumor originated in the cecum with invasion into the submucosa and focally infiltrating the muscularis ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There may be an increased risk of colorectal neoplasms in patients over the age of 40 admitted with acute appendicitis. There seems to be an increased proportion of right-sided cancer relatively to other colonic locations. The sensitivity for CT scans to discover colorectal cancer in this group is low. Further studies are needed to decide whether routine colonoscopy is indicated after acute appendicitis in patients over 40 years. PMID: 29979091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionsAlthough blunt splenic injury is an infrequently reported complication of colonoscopy, it can result in high-grade injury requiring transfusion and invasive treatment due to significant hemorrhage. As previously reported, we demonstrate a high rate of PCBSI in women over 55 with a history of prior abdominal surgery. These data suggest that a high index of suspicion for splenic injury post-colonoscopy should be present in this population.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report here a 16-year-old patient who presented initially with symptoms characteristic of appendicitis. Following a CT scan suggesting perforated appendicitis, the patient was treated with intravenous antibiotics with a scheduled interval appendectomy three months later. Pathology reports from the interval appendectomy showed that the specimen contained a well-to-moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma. The patient then underwent robot assisted right hemicolectomy as definitive management, which demonstrated that the tumor originated in the cecum with invasion into the submucosa and focally infiltrating the muscularis ...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
That statement from a recent patient was a summary to me of what is bad in our health care “system.”  It’s a terrible summary of what is seen all over this country with people who must make the choice between financial solvency and health. Here’s what happened:  It was a new patient I saw, who is a veteran who owns two businesses.  He went out on his own when he “kept getting laid off.”  He has largely been successful in what he’s doing, but as is the case with many these days, he couldn’t afford health insurance.  This was especially bad because he h...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Public Health & Policy Source Type: blogs
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