Your browser doesn't support javascript.
loading
Show: 20 | 50 | 100
Results 1 - 20 de 39
Filter
1.
The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine ; : 186-194, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-968751

ABSTRACT

Background/Aims@#The optimal treatment for acute malignant obstruction of the proximal colon (MOPC, proximal to the splenic flexure) remains challenging. Emergency resection, the traditional modality for MOPC, has shown significantly high mortality and morbidity rates, according to recent studies. This study aimed to investigate the clinical outcomes of stent vs stoma as a bridge to curative surgery for MOPC. @*Methods@#This retrospective cohort study included 72 patients who underwent endoscopic placement of a self-expanding metallic stent (SEMS) or loop ileostomy for MOPC at six referral centers between January 2011 and July 2021. Clinical and pathological characteristics, procedure-related complications, and long-term mortality rates after curative surgery were analyzed. @*Results@#During a mean follow-up period of 32 months, 30 patients (41.7%) underwent ileostomy preferentially for more proximal cancer, complete obstruction, and advanced tumor stage compared to the SEMS group. No difference was found in procedure-related complications, but five deaths were observed after ileostomy. Survival analysis for 5-year mortality after curative surgery showed no significant difference between the bridge modalities (log-rank p = 0.253). @*Conclusions@#In this study, SEMS as a bridge to surgery showed relatively safe results in terms of post-procedural mortality. However, these results should be considered when performing ileostomy in patients with more advanced malignant obstruction.

2.
Intestinal Research ; : 20-42, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-967000

ABSTRACT

Colonoscopic polypectomy is effective in decreasing the incidence and mortality of colorectal cancer (CRC). Premalignant polyps discovered during colonoscopy are associated with the risk of metachronous advanced neoplasia. Postpolypectomy surveillance is the most important method for managing advanced metachronous neoplasia. A more efficient and evidence-based guideline for postpolypectomy surveillance is required because of the limited medical resources and concerns regarding colonoscopy complications. In these consensus guidelines, an analytic approach was used to address all reliable evidence to interpret the predictors of CRC or advanced neoplasia during surveillance colonoscopy. The key recommendations state that the high-risk findings for metachronous CRC following polypectomy are as follows: adenoma ≥10 mm in size; 3 to 5 (or more) adenomas; tubulovillous or villous adenoma; adenoma containing high-grade dysplasia; traditional serrated adenoma; sessile serrated lesion containing any grade of dysplasia; serrated polyp of at least 10 mm in size; and 3 to 5 (or more) sessile serrated lesions. More studies are needed to fully comprehend the patients who are most likely to benefit from surveillance colonoscopy and the ideal surveillance interval to prevent metachronous CRC.

3.
The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology ; : 198-201, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-1002972

ABSTRACT

Foreign body ingestion is commonly seen in children. However, occasionally it may also be seen among adults and is often associated with intellectual disability, psychiatric disorders, and alcoholism. Ingestion of a magnetic foreign body may cause complications such as gastrointestinal tract perforation, wherein emergency endoscopic removal of the foreign body is generally required. Here, we report a rare case of a 59-year-old male with an intellectual disability and psychiatric disorder in whom metallic objects in the stomach cavity were accidentally discovered during abdominal CT. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed several metallic objects attached to two magnets, which had been ingested several years before and had remained in the stomach cavity. The magnets and metallic objects were safely removed endoscopically using rat-tooth forceps without complications.

4.
Clinical Endoscopy ; : 496-506, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-937358

ABSTRACT

Recently, research on rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has increased during the last few decades. Rectal NETs measuring 10 mm, suctioning is not possible due to fibrosis in the lesion, or when the snaring for modified endoscopic mucosal resection does not work well.

5.
Kosin Medical Journal ; : 361-366, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-968302

ABSTRACT

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at risk for extraintestinal manifestations (EIM) over the course of their disease. As EIMs can involve nearly every organ, and strongly influence the quality of life, early recognition and adequate treatment are necessary to prevent severe morbidity and mortality in affected patients. Pyoderma gangrenosum is a highly severe and debilitating skin condition that occurs in 1% to 10% of ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. Thromboembolic events are also serious EIMs and usually present as deep vein thromboses in the legs or as pulmonary embolisms. A 19-year-old woman presented with bloody diarrhea lasting for 3 months and deep ulceration on the right foot. She was diagnosed with UC. The patient's skin lesions did not improve with intravenous corticosteroids and oral mesalazine. After she was started on infliximab, we observed rapid resolution of the skin lesions. She continued to complain of mild dyspnea while in the hospital. Computed tomography performed using the thromboembolism protocol revealed pulmonary thromboembolism and deep venous thrombosis. The patient underwent anticoagulant therapy with low-molecular-weight heparin, and her dyspnea gradually improved. Anticoagulation was continued with warfarin. It is rare for IBD patients to have multiple EIMs; however, this case demonstrates that multiple EIMs are a possible presentation in UC and underscores the importance of a meticulous clinical examination and adequate evaluation in the management of IBD patients presenting with EIMs.

6.
Gut and Liver ; : 553-561, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-898440

ABSTRACT

Background/Aims@#Unlike other gastrointestinal tract cancers, there are relatively few reports on the clinical significance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and TWIST, a marker of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of TWIST expression in CTCs in patients with ESCC. @*Methods@#Peripheral blood samples for CTC analyses were prospectively obtained from 52 patients with ESCC prior to treatment between September 2017 and September 2019. CTCs were detected using a centrifugal microfluidic system based on a fluid-assisted separation technique, and CTCs positive for TWIST on immunostaining were defined as TWIST (+) CTCs. @*Results@#Of the 52 patients with ESCC, CTCs and TWIST (+) CTCs were detected in 44 patients (84.6%) and 39 patients (75.0%), respectively. The CTC and TWIST (+) CTC counts were significantly higher in patients aged >65 years and those who had a large tumor (>3 cm) thanin those aged ≤65 years and those who had a small tumor (≤3 cm), respectively. There were nodifferences in CTC and TWIST (+) CTC counts according to tumor location, histologic grade, or TNM stage. TWIST (+) CTCs were significantly associated with histologic grade; a proportion of TWIST (+) CTCs ≥0.5 was significantly associated with advanced histologic grade. Other clini-copathologic characteristics such as sex, age, tumor location, tumor size, and TNM stages were not significantly associated with TWIST (+) CTCs. @*Conclusions@#Our study showed that TWIST (+) CTCs were frequently detected in patients with ESCC, and a high proportion of TWIST (+) CTCs was associated with poor differentiation

7.
Gut and Liver ; : 553-561, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-890736

ABSTRACT

Background/Aims@#Unlike other gastrointestinal tract cancers, there are relatively few reports on the clinical significance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and TWIST, a marker of epithelial-mesenchymal transition, in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). This study aimed to evaluate the clinical significance of TWIST expression in CTCs in patients with ESCC. @*Methods@#Peripheral blood samples for CTC analyses were prospectively obtained from 52 patients with ESCC prior to treatment between September 2017 and September 2019. CTCs were detected using a centrifugal microfluidic system based on a fluid-assisted separation technique, and CTCs positive for TWIST on immunostaining were defined as TWIST (+) CTCs. @*Results@#Of the 52 patients with ESCC, CTCs and TWIST (+) CTCs were detected in 44 patients (84.6%) and 39 patients (75.0%), respectively. The CTC and TWIST (+) CTC counts were significantly higher in patients aged >65 years and those who had a large tumor (>3 cm) thanin those aged ≤65 years and those who had a small tumor (≤3 cm), respectively. There were nodifferences in CTC and TWIST (+) CTC counts according to tumor location, histologic grade, or TNM stage. TWIST (+) CTCs were significantly associated with histologic grade; a proportion of TWIST (+) CTCs ≥0.5 was significantly associated with advanced histologic grade. Other clini-copathologic characteristics such as sex, age, tumor location, tumor size, and TNM stages were not significantly associated with TWIST (+) CTCs. @*Conclusions@#Our study showed that TWIST (+) CTCs were frequently detected in patients with ESCC, and a high proportion of TWIST (+) CTCs was associated with poor differentiation

8.
The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology ; : 320-327, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-918945

ABSTRACT

Background/Aims@#This multicenter study reviewed the clinical features and prognosis according to the primary site of involvement and the treatment modality in patients with B-cell primary intestinal lymphoma (PIL). @*Methods@#Among 125 consecutive patients diagnosed with PIL, 100 patients were analyzed. @*Results@#The median age was 59 years, and the male to female ratio was 1.86:1. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (66/100, 66.0%) was the most common histological subtype. The estimated 5-year survival rate (5-YSR) was 48.5%. The 5-YSR was similar regardless of the type of primary treatment (chemotherapy alone vs. surgery/chemotherapy, 50.7 vs. 45.3%, p=0.582). A comparison of the survival according to the primary site of involvement revealed a 5-YSR of 32.5% (p=0.027), 64.3% (reference), 46.5% (p=0.113), and 49.8% (p=0.024) for the small intestine, ileocecal region, large intestine, and multiple sites, respectively. Multivariate analysis, however, revealed a low hemoglobin level, advanced Ann Arbor stage, and aggressive histological type to be independent prognostic factors for shorter survival but not ileocecal region involvement. @*Conclusions@#The Ann Arbor stage, hemoglobin level, and histological type were independent prognostic factors for survival, while the primary site of involvement and treatment modality did not affect the prognosis in patients with B-cell PIL.

9.
Kosin Medical Journal ; : 180-186, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-918380

ABSTRACT

Extraintestinal manifestation (EIM) of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is approximately 36%. Of genitourinary complications as an EIM of Crohn’s disease (CD), nephrolithiasis is the most common urinary complication in patients with CD. CD patients have been shown to have decreased urinary volume, pH, magnesium, and excretion of citrate, all of which are significant risk factors for nephrolithiasis. Genitourinary complications often occur in case of a severe longstanding disease and are associated with, the activity of bowel disease, especially in those who have undergone bowel surgery. As uncontrolled nephrolithiasis could impair renal function as well as adversely affect quality of life, proper monitoring, early detection, and prevention of the occurrence of urologic complications in CD is crucial. Few data are available about urolithiasis in patients with CD. Herein we report a case of a successful removal of a 2.7 cm calcium oxalate stone using percutaneous nephrolithotomy from a patient with long-standing CD with a previous surgery for small intestinal and colonic stricture.

10.
Journal of Gastric Cancer ; : 426-438, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-914975

ABSTRACT

Purpose@#While the incidence of Barrett’s neoplasia has been increasing in Western countries, the disease remains rare in Asian countries. Therefore, very few studies have investigated the endoscopic treatment for Barrett’s neoplasia in Korea. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) enables en bloc and complete resection of gastrointestinal neoplastic lesions. This study aimed to evaluate the therapeutic outcomes of ESD for Barrett’s neoplasia in a single center in Korea and to examine the predictive factors for incomplete resection. @*Materials and Methods@#We conducted a retrospective observational study of 18 patients who underwent ESD for superficial Barrett’s neoplasia (dysplasia and early cancer) between January 2010 and December 2019 at Pusan National University Hospital. The therapeutic outcomes of ESD and procedure-related complications were analyzed. @*Results@#En bloc resection, complete resection, and curative resection were performed in 94%, 72%, and 61% of patients, respectively. Histopathology (submucosal or deeper invasion of the tumor) was a significant predictive factor for incomplete resection (P=0.047). Procedure-related bleeding and stenosis were not observed, whereas perforation occurred in one case. During the median follow-up period of 12 months (range, 6–74 months), local recurrence occurred in 2 patients with incomplete resection, one patient underwent repeat ESD, and the other patient received concurrent chemoradiotherapy. The 3-year overall and disease-specific survival rates were 73% and 93%, respectively. @*Conclusions@#ESD seems to be an effective and safe treatment for superficial Barrett’s neoplasia in Korea. Nevertheless, the suitability of ESD for Barrett’s cancer cases should be determined considering the high risk of deep submucosal invasion.

11.
Journal of the Korean Dysphagia Society ; (2): 35-42, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-874989

ABSTRACT

Objective@#To examine the concordance between the oropharyngeal flora and peristomal wound culture bacteria following percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement. @*Methods@#Cultures of oropharyngeal flora before PEG placement and peristomal wound cultures after PEG placement were examined prospectively in patients who underwent PEG between June 1, 2017, and June 1, 2019, at a local rehabilitation center. Microorganisms in the oropharyngeal flora and peristomal wound culture were identified, and the relationship between them was examined. The risk factors that may increase the PEG infection rate were also examined. @*Results@#The predominant bacterium identified in the oropharyngeal flora and peristomal wounds in patients who required PEG was Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The concordance between the oropharyngeal flora and peristomal wound culture bacteria in patients with PEG infections was confirmed. Different oropharyngeal flora was observed in patients with a prolonged hospital stay compared to that of healthy adults. The concordance between the oropharyngeal flora and peristomal wounds was also identified with a high prevalence of gram-negative bacilli. There was no potential risk factor, such as comorbidities or length of hospitalization of patients associated with PEG infections. @*Conclusion@#Because the oropharyngeal flora showed concordance with the bacteria found in the PEG stoma site, management of the oropharyngeal flora before PEG insertion should be considered for patients with dysphagia.

12.
Korean Journal of Pancreas and Biliary Tract ; : 55-63, 2020.
Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-836728

ABSTRACT

Background@#/Aim: Percutaneous transhepatic cholangioscopy (PTCS) has been widely used for the diagnosis and treatment. PTCS-related complications (hemobilia, cholangitis, biliary tract perforations) are not infrequent. However, data on the risk factors for PTCS-related complications are limited. Therefore, we aimed to identify the risk factors for PTCS-related complications. @*Methods@#Two hundred thirty-three patients who underwent PTCS at a single tertiary center between January 2006 and October 2014 were enrolled. After retrospectively analyzing the patients’ medical records, 212 patients were enrolled and classified into two groups: 1) a complication group and 2) a non-complication group. @*Results@#The study population comprised 112 men and 100 women, with a median age of 64.5 years. Of the 212 patients, 32 (15.1%) developed complications: 14 (6.7%) developed cholangitis, six (2.8%) developed bile duct injury, and two (0.9%) developed hemobilia. In the univariate analyses, older age, a small number of tract dilatation sessions, and computed tomography (CT) findings of liver cirrhosis and a non-dilated intrahepatic duct were risk factors for PTCS-related complications. In the multivariate analysis, older age, a small number of tract dilatation sessions, and the CT finding of a non-dilated intrahepatic duct were independent factors for predicting PTCS-related complications. Serial tract dilatations (≥2 sessions) were performed in 95 patients (44.8%), but this did not affect the complication rate. In this subgroup of patients, a short interval between sessions (≤3 days) was associated with PTCSrelated complications. @*Conclusions@#Elderly patients and those with non-dilated intrahepatic ducts on CT need to be managed carefully. Stepwise tract dilatations and a long interval between sessions (>3 days) can help decrease PTCS-related complications.

13.
The Korean Journal of Gastroenterology ; : 46-49, 2020.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-787234

ABSTRACT

Intussusception is a medical condition, in which a proximal part of the intestine folds into the distal intestine. Adult intussusceptions are rare and account for approximately 5% of all cases of intussusceptions. The anatomical leading points include tumors, diverticulums, polyps, and strictures in 80-90% of adult intussusceptions, and 65% of colon intussusceptions and 30% of small bowel intussusceptions originate from malignant tumors. Treatments for adult intussusception have not been established, but most cases require surgical treatment. The gastrointestinal tract is the most common extranodal site for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The symptoms are mostly non-specific, but they rarely lead to complications, such as bleeding, perforation, and intussusception. Furthermore, few cases of primary gastrointestinal lymphomas causing intussusception have been reported. This paper reports a case of small bowel diffuse large B cell lymphoma that caused ileocolic intussusception in a 69-year-old woman with no medical history. She underwent a small bowel resection and received six cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone. Since then, she has been in complete remission.


Subject(s)
Adult , Aged , Female , Humans , Chemotherapy, Adjuvant , Colon , Constriction, Pathologic , Cyclophosphamide , Diverticulum , Doxorubicin , Gastrointestinal Tract , Hemorrhage , Intestines , Intussusception , Lymphoma , Lymphoma, B-Cell , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin , Polyps , Prednisone , Rituximab , Vincristine
14.
Gut and Liver ; : 40-47, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-719369

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Proton pump inhibitors are widely used to prevent gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)-related bleeding, but no standard administration regimens have been established. We aimed to prospectively compare the effects of continuous infusion and intermittent dosing with pantoprazole on preventing gastric ESD-related bleeding. Additionally, we analyzed the risk factors for bleeding. METHODS: From April 2012 to May 2013, patients with a gastric epithelial neoplasm scheduled for ESD in the Pusan National University Hospital were randomly assigned to one of two groups according to the pantoprazole administration regimen (continuous infusion or intermittent dosing). The primary outcomes measured were intra- and postprocedural bleeding events. RESULTS: The final analysis included 401 patients. The rate of significant intraprocedural bleeding was 25.4% in the C group and 24.0% in the I group, with no significant difference (p=0.419). In addition, there was no significant difference in the postprocedural bleeding rate between the C and I groups (11.7% vs 10.2%, p=0.374). Multivariate analysis showed that intraprocedural bleeding was associated with the proximal tumor location, the presence of fibrosis, and the size of the resected specimen, whereas postprocedural bleeding was associated with the size of the resected specimen and the procedure/coagulation time. CONCLUSIONS: Intermittent dosing with pantoprazole is sufficient and cost-effective for the prevention of gastric ESD-related bleeding. Operators should consider tumor characteristics when planning ESD to minimize the risk of intraprocedural bleeding, and patients with large iatrogenic ulcers should be carefully monitored for postprocedural bleeding.


Subject(s)
Humans , Fibrosis , Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage , Hemorrhage , Multivariate Analysis , Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial , Prospective Studies , Proton Pump Inhibitors , Risk Factors , Stomach Neoplasms , Ulcer
15.
The Korean Journal of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research ; : 198-201, 2019.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-761587

ABSTRACT

Ganglioneuroma is a rare benign tumor originating from the neural crest cells. It occurs most commonly in the retroperitoneum and posterior mediastinum and is often found in the neck or pelvis. It may be detected incidentally or detected by pressure effects on the adjacent structures due to its slow growth. However, some functional tumors may secrete catecholamines and present with some clinical symptoms. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice. We describe here a case of a retroperitoneal ganglioneuroma which was removed completely by surgery. We review the literature and discuss the clinical features of a ganglioneuroma.


Subject(s)
Catecholamines , Ganglioneuroma , Mediastinum , Neck , Neural Crest , Pelvis
16.
The Korean Journal of Helicobacter and Upper Gastrointestinal Research ; : 257-265, 2019.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-786622

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cooperation of patients plays an essential role during gastric endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for successful outcomes. We aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of a patient-positioning device (EZ-FIX®) during ESD for gastric epithelial neoplasm.MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, 86 consecutive patients with gastric epithelial neoplasm scheduled for ESD at the Pusan National University Hospital were included and randomly assigned to the EZ-FIX® (n=44) or non-EZ-FIX® (n=42) groups. The primary outcomes measured were endoscopist satisfaction profiles and contribution level of EZ-FIX® to the procedure.RESULTS: No significant differences were observed between the two groups regarding patients' clinicopathologic characteristics, though the mean procedure time was longer in the EZ-FIX® group (P=0.044). In the EZ-FIX® group, 16 patients (36.4%) were categorized as a contribution group. Subgroup analysis between the contribution and non-contribution groups revealed that the contribution group had a larger lesion size (P=0.043) and a longer procedure time (P=0.037) and showed a higher patient's movement score (P < 0.001) with a higher dosage of propofol (P=0.004) and pethidine (P=0.001) required. Endoscopist satisfaction scores on sedation (P < 0.001) and overall procedure (P=0.010) were lower in the contribution group.CONCLUSIONS: Thus, EZ-FIX® might be helpful especially for patients who are expected to exhibit uncooperative sedation or those with a large lesion size, which would necessitate a longer procedure time.


Subject(s)
Humans , Meperidine , Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial , Patient Positioning , Propofol , Prospective Studies , Stomach Neoplasms
17.
Clinical Endoscopy ; : 192-195, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-713155

ABSTRACT

Heterotopic pancreas in the stomach is usually asymptomatic and benign. Here, we presented a rare case of an early gastric cancer overlying a heterotopic pancreas. A 48-year-old woman underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy, which revealed a subepithelial mass measuring 2.0×1.5 cm on the gastric antrum with a 1-cm erosive erythematous discoloration on the surface. A biopsy specimen showed moderately differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma. Endosonography showed a heterogeneous hypoechoic mass measuring 1.3×0.6 cm, with indistinct margins in the second and third layers of the gastric wall; anechoic tubular structures within the mass were suggestive of heterotopic pancreas. Distal gastrectomy was performed, which confirmed an early gastric cancer confined to the mucosa, and a separate underlying heterotopic pancreas. Although heterotopic pancreas is most likely benign, careful endoscopic observation of the mucosal surface is necessary to avoid overlooking a coincident early gastric cancer.


Subject(s)
Female , Humans , Middle Aged , Adenocarcinoma , Biopsy , Endoscopy, Digestive System , Endosonography , Gastrectomy , Mucous Membrane , Pancreas , Pyloric Antrum , Stomach , Stomach Neoplasms
18.
Clinical Endoscopy ; : 201-205, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-713153

ABSTRACT

Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (HCC-CC) with bile duct invasion (BDI) is rare. In unresectable cases, biliary stent placement and photodynamic therapy (PDT) are used for resolving obstructive jaundice. However, stent occlusion remains problematic, and PDT is expensive and time-consuming. Intraductal radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an emerging procedure for palliation in these patients. It has potential benefits including less expense, lower rates of severe complication, longer maintenance of ductal patency, and easier technique compared with PDT or stenting alone. We report a 67-year-old man who underwent repeated intraductal RFA for HCC-CC and HCC with BDI, for whom bile duct patency was maintained without additional biliary procedures.


Subject(s)
Aged , Humans , Bile Ducts , Bile , Carcinoma, Hepatocellular , Catheter Ablation , Cholangiocarcinoma , Jaundice, Obstructive , Photochemotherapy , Stents
19.
Journal of Acute Care Surgery ; (2): 74-77, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-717960

ABSTRACT

An isolated pancreatic transection due to blunt trauma is a rare occurrence that usually requires surgical treatment. Non-surgical treatment for a pancreatic transection remains controversial because of its associated complications. On the other hand, non-surgical treatment has been used increasingly as a treatment option with promising results in recent years. A patient presented with a suspected pancreatic injury caused by a motorcycle accident. The computed tomography findings revealed an isolated pancreatic neck transection with a small amount of fluid collection. He was hemodynamically stable without signs of peritoneal irritation. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography and stent insertion were performed. The patient had no significant complications and was discharged on day 18. The stent was removed on day 103 and the patient showed good recovery. For an isolated pancreatic transection, endoscopic intervention can be considered as an alternative with a good outcome in selected patients.


Subject(s)
Humans , Hand , Motorcycles , Neck , Pancreas , Stents , Wounds and Injuries
20.
Korean Journal of Pancreas and Biliary Tract ; : 24-31, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-741324

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Pancreatic pseudocyst is a common complication of acute and chronic pancreatitis. Endoscopy ultrasound (EUS)-guided drainage includes multiple steps and requires many resources such as a linear echoendoscope and a fluoroscopy room, which may not be available at all medical centers. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of EUS-guided pancreatic pseudocyst drainage without fluoroscopy. METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 10 patients who had undergone EUS-guided transmural drainage of pancreatic pseudocyst without use of fluoroscopy at the Pusan National University Hospital between January 2009 and December 2016. Drainage was performed via a transgastric approach and one or two 7 Fr double-pigtail stents were inserted. RESULTS: The technical success rate was 100% and the clinical success rate was 80%. In two patients, clinical success was not achieved and additional percutaneous catheter drainage was done. Therefore, pseudocysts in all the patients were treated successfully without surgical drainage. However, there were three adverse events in three patients: bleeding, infection, and stent migration in each respective patient. During the median follow-up period of 36.5 months, there was no recurrence of pseudocysts in any of the patients. CONCLUSIONS: EUS-guided transmural drainage of pseudocyst drainage without use of fluoroscopy is a technically feasible, safe, and effective procedure for the treatment of pancreatic pseudocyst.


Subject(s)
Humans , Catheters , Drainage , Endoscopy , Endosonography , Fluoroscopy , Follow-Up Studies , Hemorrhage , Pancreas , Pancreatic Pseudocyst , Pancreatitis, Chronic , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies , Stents , Ultrasonography
SELECTION OF CITATIONS
SEARCH DETAIL