CT Scan vs Colonoscopy

CT Scan vs. Colonoscopy
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AbstractIn a previous report of two married cohabiting couples affected by polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), we noticed that the wife of one couple and both members of the other couple suffered from symptomatic diverticular disease (DD), whose diagnosis was made before the onset of PMR. We investigated whether DD might be a risk factor for the development of PMR. We conducted a case-control study informed on a database containing the prospectively collected medical records of consecutive PMR patients. Among comorbidities, attention was focused on symptomatic DD, provided that the diagnosis had been made by colonoscopy and/or c...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Conclusions Chest computed tomography scan and interferon γ release assays in conjunction with TST and chest radiograph may improve the detection of latent TB in transplant candidates. Combining these tests to diagnose latent TB is a strategy that needs to be evaluated in future studies.
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
A few weeks ago, I saw a patient some gastro issues. So far, nothing newsworthy here since I am a gastroenterologist. I ordered a CT scan colonography, a special CT scan that is designed to view the colon in detail. It’s the CT scan version of a colonoscopy. Why didn’t I simply perform a colonoscopy, which, unlike a CT scan, would contribute to my retirement fund? That’s an easy one. Care to take a guess? The patient refused to undergo a colonoscopy. The patient had no insurance, and I don’t work for free. The CT scan was a better tool than colonoscopy to explain her symptoms. I expect that my dis...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
A 66-year-old man was transferred to our institution for right flank pain, refractory hyperkalemia, and acute kidney injury. The patient received 2 doses of sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) at the outside facility. He continued to have right flank pain and a computed tomography scan of the abdomen was performed that showed a 3-cm mass in the cecum. A colonoscopy was performed, which showed a large mass adjacent to the ileocecal valve (Figure A). Pathology from the mass showed colonic mucosa with focal ulceration with rhomboid-like Kayexalate crystals (Figure B).
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Electronic Image of the Month Source Type: research
​BY NOURA MAHDI; DARRON LEWIS; JEREMY OSBORNE; &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 73-year-old man was brought to the emergency department from his nursing home for rectal bleeding and anemia. The patient mentioned he had had episodes of bright red rectal bleeding and constipation for a few months. A colonoscopy had been done prior to the visit, which revealed a large intestine tumor and biopsy confirming adenocarcinoma. He was awaiting an appointment with his surgeon.The patient reported bloody rectal leakage, and a CBC done at the nursing home showed a hemoglobin level of 7.2. He also complained of dyspnea but denied any other s...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
A 65-year-old woman presented with multiple episodes of melena and a 5 g/mL decrease in hemoglobin level over a 6-month period. Three esophagogastroduodenoscopies and 2 colonoscopies were unremarkable. A capsule showed blood in the duodenum without an obvious source. Repeat upper endoscopy showed blood from the major papilla. Further studies were obtained including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic ultrasound, bleeding scan, and an angiography —all were unremarkable.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Image of the month Source Type: research
Authors: Fujimoto A, Akimoto T, Nakayama A, Mikami S, Tsujikawa H, Kameyama K, Okamoto S, Maehata T, Ochiai Y, Goto O, Kato M, Sasaki M, Uraoka T, Yahagi N Abstract We herein report the case of 74-year-old man with gastric follicular lymphoma resected by endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). A submucosal tumor 7 mm in diameter was detected at the gastric middle body. Endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) showed a homogenous hypoechoic tumor localized in the submucosa. The tumor was removed by ESD immediately, before further tumor growth would preclude endoscopic resection. The pathological findings indicated follicula...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
DR. JOSHUA MAMMEN (Kansas City, KS): This important study evaluates patients who have an incidental finding in the colon on PET/CT scan. 111 patients were evaluated. Of those, 63 patients were found to have a finding that was consistent on colonoscopy and what was seen on the PET/CT scan.
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion Although rare, a sigmoid tumor in a patient with known pancreatic adenocarcinoma must raise the suspicion of metastasis.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
A 64-year-old woman with primary lateral sclerosis underwent screening colonoscopy. During the procedure, a catheter was found coming through the wall of the descending colon. The catheter was curled within the lumen before exiting through the opposite wall of the same segment of colon. A polypoid mucosa was seen at the insertion site (Fig. 1). The mucosa was not biopsied since it likely represented a walled off perforation. Computerized tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a baclofen pump within the anterior subcutaneous soft tissue of the left lower quadrant of abdomen (Fig.
Source: Digestive and Liver Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Image of the Month Source Type: research
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