Laparoscopic approach to tailgut cyst (retrorectal cystic hamartoma)

We report the case of a 31-year-old woman complaining about perineal and vague lower abdominal pain, who was submitted to magnetic resonance imaging, which revealed a multilocular cystic, well-circumscribed retrorectal mass. Subsequently, laparoscopic excision was successfully accomplished. Operative time was 175 min. Intra- and post-operative course was uneventful. Hospital stay was 75 h. While any malignancy suspicion should lead to open surgery, given the risk of rupture, we support the benefits of laparoscopy may also be applied.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionThe present study provides a corpus of knowledge considered essential for patients in the self-management of their arthritis. The selection of many items reflects recent emphasis on professional recommendations and the patients’ perspective. Future work should lead to the development of new updated KQs for patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
BACK pain is a common condition in the UK, with around one in three people getting it every year. Certain lifestyle choices can help to ease the discomfort, including taking up this activity, suggests study.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Older people enrolled in clinical trials of the controversial treatment will have their costs covered by the government insurance program
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
Conclusion: C2 body is the most common site of metastasis. Occiput-cervical fusion for unstable upper cervical metastasis offers a good palliative treatment for pain relief and improved quality of life.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions South Korea should develop a system for proactively updating HPV  labels. These results also suggest potential research directions such as vaccination label expansion, pharmacovigilance studies, and identification of causality in AEs associated with HPV vaccination.
Source: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWhileextensiveSIJ BMO was a strong independent predictor for development of structural lesions,limited/intermediateBMO were mostly transient and only rarely evolved intoextensiveBMO or structural lesions. These findings enhance our understanding of the natural development of SIJ lesions and indicate different progression patterns forlimited/intermediate vs.extensiveBMO, possibly due to different aetiologies.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Arthritis and Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Full Length Source Type: research
Conclusions: The low reherniation rate in patients treated by the coblation-assisted microdiscectomy suggests that this technique may reduce the reherniation risk. Clinical outcomes for pain and function at 4 years follow-up compared favorably with literature data. Randomized controlled trial could confirm these results.
Source: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Source Type: research
Medicare says it's moving toward covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as a potential alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news
Think back to your childhood at a point when you scraped your knee. You had two options: Clean it up and let it air out or place a bandage over it to stop the bleeding. Which recovery method was truly the most effective? Contrary to popular belief, giving a wound time to breathe without a dressing doesn't improve healing time. In fact, it may induce pain and even slow down the healing process. What happens when you leave a wound uncovered If we think far back to before the bandage was invented, men and women likely let their cuts and scrapes be if there wasn't a form of dressing available. They discovered that the ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Wound Care Source Type: news
The Eleventh Circuit ’s decision in Corbitt v. Vickers, handed down last week, constitutes one of the most grotesque and indefensible applications of the qualified immunity I ’ve ever seen. The case involves a claim of excessive force against Michael Vickers, a deputy sheriff in Coffee County, Georgia, who shot a ten-year-old child lying on the ground, while repeatedly attempting to shoot a pet dog that wasn’t posing any threat. Without even deciding the constitution al question, a majority of the Eleventh Circuit panel granted qualified immunity to Vickers, simply because there was no case on point ...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
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