Pain resolution in non-operatively managed ultrasound-only groin hernias: 3-year follow-up
ConclusionAt least in the medium term, non-operative management of men who present with groin pain (with an ultrasound scan reporting a hernia but no lump) is reasonable.
CONCLUSIONS: Considering the severity of this condition, accurate diagnosis and timely surgical treatment is mandatory to reducing morbidity and mortality. KEY WORDS: Bochdalek hernia, Gastric volvulus. PMID: 31702578 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will often require abdominal surgical intervention for indications not directly related to their IBD. Because these patients often have a history of multiple previous abdominal operations and/or ostomies, they are at increased risk for incisional and parastomal hernias. They may also have develop symptomatic cholelithiasis, chronic pain, or desmoid disease. All of these potentially surgical issues may require special consideration in the IBD population. PMID: 31676055 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONLaparoscopic plug removal for nociceptive pain due to a plug meshoma is effective. However, since there is insufficient evidence to recommend mesh removal without triple neurectomy, informed consent and further consideration of techniques and diagnostic methods are needed.
This study aimed to determine patients ’ experiences following inguinal hernia repair at a tertiary hospital and associated cottage hospital in terms of postherniorraphy pain and follow-up.MethodsAfter exclusions, 373 adult patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair at Derriford and Tavistock hospitals during a 1-year period from October 2017 were sent a questionnaire regarding preoperative pain experience, current symptoms, and pain severity at 28 days and other intervals postoperatively. Statistical analysis of responses included unpairedttest to compare means andχ2 test for discrete variables with ap value
In this study we provide clinical and molecular presentation of two new patients with DSE related mcEDS. Analysing clinical exome data, a homozygous pathogenic DSE variant, c.1150_1157del p.(Pro384Trpfs*9), was identified in a 32 year old man with bilateral congenital talipes equinovarus, characteristic facial features, myopia, hyperextensible skin at the elbows, significant palmar wrinkling, bilateral inguinal hernias and chronic leg, back and joint pain. Electron microscopical examination of skin biopsy showed changes consistent with mild compensatory elastic fibre hypertrophy and mildly loose collagen bundles. The varia...
Conclusion: A combination of laparoscopic reduction and nonsutured PEG gastropexy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for high-risk patients (with significant morbidity and mortality) with symptomatic PHs. Most patients (80%) returned to normal oral intake postprocedure and were discharged home within 3 d. PMID: 31624456 [PubMed - in process]
BY FAHAD SHAH &AHMED RAZIUDDIN, MDA 68-year-old woman presented with acute abdominal pain that had started three hours earlier. She said she had constant upper abdominal pain that was sharp and stabbing, and she rated her pain as 8/10.The patient said the pain did not radiate, and she was clearly in acute distress. She reported that her last meal had been four hours before and that she was nauseated and had had three to four episodes of dry heaves.She had no other concerning symptoms, and her pain was unaffected by eating, drinking, or position. She had a paraesophageal rolling hiatal hernia and was aware of her chr...
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to but not the same as the lining of the uterus is found throughout the pelvic cavity. Pelvic Physical Therapy is a sub specialty of physical therapy focused on the hip, lower abdomen, and pelvis from the bones, to the muscles, including the pelvic floor, to the nerves and fascia. Ongoing pelvic pain post excision of endometriosis by a gynecology specialist may be treated by a pelvic physical therapist. In one year, a pelvic physical therapy practice specializing in endometriosis issues, multiple patients were suspected to have occult, or no bulge, hernias as sources of pelvic pain.
ConclusionAs PDH can lead to major and life threatening complications, it must remain in our minds as a possible cause of intestinal obstruction.
To investigate the feasibility, efficacy, and safety of laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair in patients with inguinal hernia accompanied by liver cirrhosis. Between October 2015 and May 2018, 17 patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent TEP repair were included in this study. The baseline characteristics, perioperative data, and recurrence were retrospectively reviewed. Seventeen patients with a mean duration of 18.23 ± 16.80 months were enrolled. All TEP repairs were successful without conversion to trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal (TAPP) surgery or open repair, but 4 patients had peritoneum rupture...