Shocked doctors remove nearly 2,000 gallstones from a 60-year-old woman's stomach

Medics in Nong Khai, Thailand - on the border of Laos - conducted a scan and found hundreds of gallstones inside her gallbladder. They spent 40 minutes removing the lumps.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Source: Dalai's PACS Blog - Category: Radiology Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Growth status was not a valuable modality to distinguishing gallbladder adenomas from cholesterol polyps. Risk factors such as age, polyp size, and solitary polyp were effective in predicting adenomas.PMID:34461797 | DOI:10.1080/00365521.2021.1970220
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we tested an asynchronous telediagnostic system for right upper quadrant abdominal ultrasound examination operated by individuals without prior ultrasound experience to facilitate deployment of ultrasound to rural and underserved areas.METHODS: The teleultrasound system utilized in this study employs volume sweep imaging and a telemedicine app installed on a tablet which connects to an ultrasound machine. Volume sweep imaging is an ultrasound technique in which an individual scans the target region utilizing preset ultrasound sweeps demarcated by easily recognized external body landmarks. The sweeps are save...
Source: Rural Remote Health - Category: Rural Health Authors: Source Type: research
J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2021 Jan-Dec;9:23247096211028386. doi: 10.1177/23247096211028386.ABSTRACTPancreatitis is inflammation of pancreas associated most commonly with chronic alcoholism and gallstones. Other less common causes of pancreatitis are hyperlipidemia, infections, surgery, trauma, post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, and drugs. Drugs are now increasingly recognized as a cause of pancreatitis, and high suspicion and exclusion of other most common causes is required before considering drug-induced pancreatitis. There are few case reports of acute pancreatitis in the literature after st...
Source: Pain Physician - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
We report a patient of acute suprahepatic cholecystitis with torsion. A 69-year-old Korean male was admitted to our hospital for sudden-onset, severe epigastric pain. Abdominal computed tomography and ultrasonography showed a distended gall bladder with diffuse wall thickening and scanty pericholecystic fluid, which was located in ectopic suprahepatic position, accompanied by S4 hypotrophy of the liver without gallstones. Emergency laparoscopic cholecystectomy was performed, and intraoperative findings revealed a distended and ischaemic gall bladder that was located in the suprahepatic position and had twisted along the cy...
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, cross-sectional imaging is pivotal in identifying the complications related to cholecystitis. Preoperative detection of this complicated cholecystitis can help the care providers and operating surgeon to be prepared for a potentially more complicated procedure and course of recovery.
Source: Emergency Radiology - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
CBD transection or partial resection is a severe iatrogenic injury that requires surgical reconstruction and exploration. Herein, we have reported a novel combined PTC and endoscopic rendezvous technique to achieve biliary continuity in these patients. A 65-year-old female presented with abdominal pain to an outside facility a few days after elective cholecystectomy performed for symptomatic cholelithiasis. She was found to have elevated troponin levels consistent with a non-ST elevation myocardial infarction and a CT scan showed free peritoneal fluid concerning for bile leak.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Sunday, May 23, 2021 Source Type: research
This study aims to evaluate the incidence, indications, management, and long term follow up of cholecystectomy in patients with no gallstones, other than acalculous acute cholecystitis.METHODS: Prospectively collected data of 5675 patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) over 28 years was extracted and analyzed. Patients with biliary symptoms, no stones on ultrasound scans and abnormal hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scans, and those with confirmed gallbladder polyps (GBP) were included.RESULTS: Two percent of cholecystectomies were performed in patients with acalculous pathology [1.3% functional gallbladder ...
Source: JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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