Computed Tomography Tractography Accuracy in Detecting Organ and Peritoneal Violation in Torso penetrating Wounds: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Penetrating torso wounds are commonly seen in trauma centres worldwide. In hemodynamically stable patients, with no clinical indication for exploratory laparotomy, diagnostic strategies are changing. It is shifted from invasive diagnostic methods, such as local wound exploration, diagnostic peritoneal lavage, and laparoscopy, to conservative imaging approaches[1]. Computed tomography (CT) has been introduced to evaluate organ injury and peritoneal violation. It is limited by being dependent on the radiologist [2].
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionRobot-assisted colostomy takedown and anastomosis of the descending colon to rectum were successfully performed. Although there is a paucity of literature examining this technique within gynecologic surgery, the literature on general surgery has supported laparoscopic Hartmann's reversal and has demonstrated improved rates of postoperative complications and incisional hernia and reduced duration of hospitalization [1]. Minimally invasive technique is a feasible alternative to laparotomy for gynecologic oncology patients who undergo colostomy, as long as the patients are recurrence free.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Conclusions: Substantial agreement exists among experts regarding many strong recommendations for the best early management of severe abdominal trauma.
Source: Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
ConclusionRobotic-assisted colostomy take-down and anastomosis of descending colon to rectum were successfully performed. While there is a paucity of literature examining this technique within gynecologic surgery, general surgery literature has supported laparoscopic Hartmann's reversal and have demonstrated improved rates of postoperative complications and incisional hernia, while lowering the length of hospitalization (1). Minimally invasive technique is a feasible alternative to laparotomy for gynecologic oncology patients with colostomy, as long as they are recurrence-free.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionWe believe that mesenteric defects should be closed after laparoscopic resection of the left side of transverse colon, regardless of their size.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionIn selected cases, endoscopic management is more cost-effective, minimally invasive, has less post-operative complications, and leads to a more expeditious recovery. Therefore, the role of therapeutic endoscopy for gastric perforations secondary to foreign bodies should always be considered.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionMesenteric cysts represent a rare cause of intra-abdominal mass. Owing to low prevalence, literature is limited as is guidance on management. Careful pre-operative planning is essential so as to avoid operative complications. Imaging such as USS is of great importance; however Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be of more benefit, owing to the complex anatomical relations within which mesenteric cysts can present. Surgical excision is widely reported as the surgical treatment of choice for symptomatic cysts
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONInspection of the staple line, choosing the appropriate staple size and cartridge, and removing free malformed staples if seen should be employed during appendectomy to prevent rare but devastating complications.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Adifferential diagnosis of ascites is always challenging for physicians. Peritoneal tuberculosis is particularly difficult to distinguish from peritoneal carcinomatosis because of the similarities in clinical manifestations and laboratory results. Although the definitive diagnostic method for ascites is to take a biopsy of the involved tissues through laparoscopy or laparotomy, there are many limitations in performing biopsies in clinical practice. For this reason, physicians have attempted to find surrogate markers that can substitute for a biopsy as a confirmative diagnostic method for ascites. CA 125, ...
Source: Korean J Gastroenter... - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Korean J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
ConclusionLaparoscopic surgery is effective, even for this rare abdominal emergency. Moreover, laparoscopy-assisted surgery accompanying mini-laparotomy is a rational treatment approach, especially for this condition.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionSclerosing peritonitis is a rare benign diagnosis which can manifest as complete bowel obstruction and a high index of suspicion is required to diagnose it. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the abdomen is a useful radiological tool to aid in preoperative diagnosis. Diagnostic laparoscopy is usually confirmatory.Peritoneal sac excision and adhesiolysis is the treatment and a short course of steroids in relapsing symptoms.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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