I've got a bowel disorder more common than IBS - and it very nearly killed me
Spencer Lynch, 46, suffers from the little-known, but very common, condition. Most people with diverticular disease will know nothing about it, as few have symptoms.
ConclusionsLaparoscopic left colonic resection for acute diverticulitis is best performed beyond the third month after the last acute episode.
Diverticulitis is one of the most common and costly gastrointestinal disorders, primarily presenting in older adults [1 6]. Diverticulitis is a complication of diverticulosis, a condition defined by the presence of colonic diverticula, which are mucosal herniations in the muscle layer of the colon wall . Diverticulosis can present itself as asymptomatic (AS) diverticular disease or as symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease (SUDD). SUDD differs from AS in that the herniations are associated with persistent gastrointestinal symptoms (GIS) similar to that of irritable bowel syndrome, such as flatulence, pain, fa...
This study aims to evaluate risk factors for postoperative ileus in patients undergoing colorectal surgery.MethodsPatients who underwent colorectal resections for any diagnosis were identified from our institutional database between 2009 and 2014. Patient demographics, pre-operative comorbidities, and operation-related variables were compared in patients with and without ileus within 30 days after surgery.ResultsA total of 5369 patients were identified with a mean age of 53 years. 892 patients (16.6%) developed postoperative ileus. Males were twice as likely (p
CONCLUSION: In patients with SmD like chronic recurrent disease surgery is effective to improve quality of life. PMID: 31610583 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 11 September 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Susan Anemone, Nina S. Vincoff
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2019Source: The American Journal of SurgeryAuthor(s): Erica Pettke, Natasha DeNicola, Abhinit Shah, Vesna Cekic, Xiaohong Yan, H.M.C. Shantha Kumara, Nipa Gandhi, Richard L. WhelanAbstractBackgroundSplenic flexure mobilization (SFM) increases left colonic reach for a better vascularized and tension-free anastomosis. Open SFM is challenging due to anatomic position. Minimally invasive SFM improves visualization and minimizes splenic traction.MethodsWe retrospectively reviewed all sigmoid and low anterior resections (LAR) by a colorectal surgical group over 10-year period. We a...
ConclusionJejunoileal diverticulosis is a rare disease with life-threatening complications such as perforation, obstruction and bleeding, it is usually asymptomatic or presents with nonspecific symptoms. It should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute abdomen
Condition: Diverticulitis Interventions: Procedure: Partial Colectomy; Other: Medical Management Sponsors: University of Washington; Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Not yet recruiting