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Rev. cuba. cir ; 60(1): e1020, ene.-mar. 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289371

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Introducción: El cáncer de colon se erige como la neoplasia del tubo digestivo más frecuente en la presente centuria. Objetivo: Identificar algunos factores clínicos, epidemiológicos y diagnósticos en pacientes operados de cáncer de colon con metástasis hepática sincrónica. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal de una muestra de 31 pacientes operados con diagnóstico definitivo de cáncer de colon con metástasis hepática sincrónica, en el servicio de Cirugía General del Hospital Provincial Docente "Saturnino Lora" de Santiago de Cuba durante el periodo comprendido entre 2010 y 2019. Resultados: La edad promedio fue de 63,2 años. Existió predominio de la enfermedad inflamatoria intestinal como antecedente patológico personal, y del alcoholismo como factor de riesgo. La sintomatología predominante fue dolor abdominal y cambios del hábito intestinal, así como el tumor palpable al examen físico del abdomen. La ecografía abdominal y el colon por enema fueron los procederes de diagnóstico más utilizados. Prevalecieron los tumores en el colon izquierdo a nivel del descendente. Todos los tumores malignos fueron adenocarcinomas a predominio de los moderadamente diferenciados. Conclusiones: Las edades avanzadas de la vida, así como la presencia de tabaquismo y alcoholismo son factores epidemiológicos característicos de la población de enfermos aquejados de cáncer de colon con metástasis hepática. Los elementos clínicos identificados constituyeron los habitualmente descritos en la literatura médica, aunque los estudios imaginológicos utilizados preoperatoriamente resultaron limitados para el diagnóstico del cáncer de colon con metástasis hepática sincrónica, precisándose el hallazgo de las lesiones metastásicas durante la intervención quirúrgica(AU)


Introduction: Colon cancer is the most frequent digestive-tract neoplasm in the present century. Objective: To identify some clinical, epidemiological and diagnostic factors in patients operated on for colon cancer and synchronic hepatic metastasis. Methods: An observational, descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in a sample of 31 patients operated on with a definitive diagnosis of colon cancer and synchronic hepatic metastasis, in the general surgery service of Saturnino Provincial Teaching Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, during the period between 2010 and 2019. Results: The average age was 63.2 years. There was a predominance of inflammatory intestinal disease as a personal pathological antecedent, as well as alcoholism as a risk factor. The predominant symptoms were abdominal pain and changes in intestinal habits, as well as a tumor palpable on physical abdominal examination. Abdominal ultrasound and lower barium enema were the most used diagnostic procedures. Tumors prevailed at the level of the left descending colon. All malignant tumors were adenocarcinomas, predominantly moderately differentiated ones. Conclusions: Advanced ages of life, as well as smoking and alcoholism are characteristic epidemiological factors among the population of patients suffering from colon cancer with hepatic metastases. The clinical elements identified were those usually described in the medical literature, although the imaging studies used preoperatively were limited for the diagnosis of colon cancer with synchronic hepatic metastasis, a fact that required finding metastatic lesions during surgery(AU)


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Surgical Procedures, Operative/methods , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Colonic Neoplasms/diagnosis , Neoplasm Metastasis/diagnostic imaging , Epidemiologic Factors , Epidemiology, Descriptive , Cross-Sectional Studies , Observational Studies as Topic
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922406

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A boy, aged 17 years, was admitted again due to abdominal pain, diarrhea, and eosinophilia for 3 years, which worsened for 3 days. Three years ago, the boy suffered from abdominal pain and diarrhea after eating yogurt; color Doppler ultrasound showed a large amount of peritoneal effusion, and routine blood test, bone marrow cell morphology, and ascites histological examination showed a large number of eosinophils. Three days ago, he was admitted again due to abdominal pain and diarrhea. The gastrointestinal endoscopy showed eosinophil infiltration in the angle of stomach. The boy was diagnosed with eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease (eosinophilic gastroenteritis). He was improved after the treatment with glucocorticoids and dietary avoidance, and no recurrence was observed during the one-year follow-up. It is concluded that for children who attend the hospital due to gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, if there is an increase in peripheral blood eosinophils, it is necessary to consider the possibility of eosinophilic gastrointestinal disease, and eosinophil infiltration and abnormal eosinophil count in gastrointestinal tissue based on endoscopic biopsy may be the key to diagnosis.


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Abdominal Pain/etiology , Ascitic Fluid , Enteritis , Eosinophilia/etiology , Gastritis , Humans , Male
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Int. j. morphol ; 38(5): 1212-1216, oct. 2020. tab, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1134427

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RESUMEN: La ingestión de mondadientes (IM) constituye un evento poco frecuente (se han publicado alrededor de 157 casos a nivel mundial), pero puede causar perforaciones intestinales (PI), con peritonitis, sepsis e incluso muerte. Este hecho, determina la necesidad de intervenir quirúrgicamente a la mayoría de estos pacientes. El objetivo de este manuscrito fue informar resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico de 3 casos de PI por IM. Caso 1: hombre de 52 años, con perforación duodenal y de la vesícula biliar. Caso 2: Mujer de 54 años con perforación cecal. Caso 3: hombre de 72 años, con perforación de colon izquierdo y lesión esplénica. Todos fueron hospitalizados por dolor abdominal y fiebre. En dos casos el diagnóstico se verificó por tomografía y en uno por ecotomografía. Los tres casos fueron intervenidos quirúrgicamente a través de laparotomía. Intervenciones: Caso 1: se realizó colecistectomía y sutura duodenal. Caso 2: se realizó hemicolectomía derecha e ileotransverso anastomosis. Caso 3: se realizó hemicolectomía izquierda y esplenectomía. En todos los casos se encontró el mondadientes. Todos los pacientes evolucionaron de forma satisfactoria, sin complicaciones postoperatorias. La IPD es una emergencia quirúrgica. Las PI son comunes y la peritonitis asociada es frecuente. El pronóstico depende de un diagnóstico precoz y un tratamiento oportuno.


SUMMARY: Toothpick ingestion (TPI) is a rare event, but can cause intestinal perforation (IP), peritonitis, sepsis, and even death (approximately 157 cases have been published worldwide). This fact determines the need for surgical intervention in most of these patients. The aim of this manuscript was to report the results of the surgical treatment in 3 cases of IP by TPI. The report involves the following: Case 1: A 52-year-old man, with duodenal and gallbladder perforation. Case 2: A 54-year-old woman with cecal perforation. Case 3: A 72-year-old man, with perforation of the left colon and splenic rupture. All were hospitalized for abdominal pain and fever. In two of the cases the diagnosis was verified by tomography and in one by ultrasound. All three patients underwent laparotomy. In the first case (1), cholecystectomy and duodenal suture were performed; in the second case (2) right hemicolectomy and ileo-transverse anastomosis were performed, and in the third case (3), Left hemicolectomy and splenectomy were performed. Toothpick was found in all cases. The patients in this report all evolved satisfactorily without postoperative complications. In conclusion, TPI is a surgical emergency. IP are common and the associated peritonitis is high. Prognosis depends on early diagnosis and timely treatment.


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Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Aged , Foreign Bodies/surgery , Intestinal Perforation/surgery , Cholecystectomy , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Treatment Outcome , Colectomy , Foreign Bodies/complications , Intestinal Perforation/etiology
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Rev. cuba. cir ; 59(3): e918, jul.-set. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1144442

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RESUMEN Introducción: Los tumores miofibroblásticos son tumores benignos de origen mesenquimal, de etiología incierta, y frecuente en niños y jóvenes. Objetivo: Describir un nuevo caso de tumor miofibroblástico abdominal. Caso clínico: Se presenta una paciente de 20 años con antecedentes de salud con dolor en abdomen derecho, se realiza tomografía de abdomen contrastada que informa una masa hiperdensa no homogénea en flanco derecho. Se realiza resección quirúrgica del tumor y el estudio anatomopatológico informa un tumor miofibroblástico inflamatorio. Su pronóstico es favorable porque es una entidad benigna y no metastiza. Conclusiones: Los tumores miofibroblásticos de colon son infrecuentes, benignos, que al diagnosticarlos deben resecarse ampliamente para evitar la recidiva(AU)


ABSTRACT Introduction: Myofibroblastic tumors are benign tumors of mesenchymal origin, of uncertain etiology, and frequent in children and young people. Objective: To describe a new case of abdominal myofibroblastic tumor. Clinical case: The case is presented of a 20-year-old female patient with a health history and pain in the right abdomen. Contrasted abdominal tomography is performed, which shows an inhomogeneous hyperdense mass in the right flank. Surgical resection of the tumor was performed. The pathological study reported an inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor. Its prognosis is favorable because it is a benign entity that does not metastasize. Conclusions: Colon myofibroblastic tumors are infrequent, benign, and when diagnosed, they must be widely removed to avoid recurrence(AU)


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Humans , Female , Young Adult , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Colectomy/methods , Granuloma, Plasma Cell/diagnostic imaging , Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue/diagnosis
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Rev. chil. pediatr ; 91(1): 46-50, feb. 2020. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1092786

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Resumen: Introducción: La migraña abdominal (MA) es infrecuente y poco estudiada. Nuestro objetivo fue investigar el diagnóstico y tratamiento de niños y adolescentes con MA y compararlos entre gastroen terólogos y neurólogos pediatras. Pacientes y Método: Todos los cuadros de MA (1-18 años) de un hospital de EE. UU, con diagnóstico de MA o sus variantes (ICD-9 346.2 o IC-10 G43.D, G43.D0, G43.D1) entre 2011-2017 fueron revisados. La información sobre diagnóstico, intervalo desde inicio de síntomas, criterios diagnósticos, pruebas diagnósticas, tratamiento y resultado se analizaron. Re sultados: Sesenta y nueve historias médicas fueron identificadas. La edad media al diagnóstico fue 9,7 años. El 48% de los pacientes fueron del sexo femenino. Cincuenta (72,4%) pacientes fueron tratados solo por gastroenterólogos pediatras, y 10/69 (14,5%) por neurológos pediatras exclusivamente. 6/69 (8,7%) fueron inicialmente evaluados por gastroenterología y posteriormente referidos a neurología, y 2/69 (2,9%) fueron inicialmente evaluados por neurología y luego referidos a gastroenterología. 3/10 (30%) de las MA diagnosticadas por neurólogos no mencionaban que el paciente tuviera dolor abdominal, sin embargo, todos los diagnósticos realizados por gastroenterólogos presentaron dicho síntoma (p=0,0035). 5/50 (10%) de las historias médicas de gastroenterología y ninguna de las histo rias de neurología mencionaban los criterios de Roma. Conclusiones: La mayoría de los niños fueron diagnosticados por pediatras gastroenterólogos. Los gastroenterólogos rara vez utilizaron los criterios de Roma. Pacientes evaluados por neurología son frecuentemente diagnosticados con MA, incluso sin presentar dolor abdominal (criterio necesario para el diagnóstico). Se recomienda educación para el correcto y oportuno diagnóstico de la migraña abdominal.


Abstract: Introduction: Abdominal migraine (AM) is uncommon and understudied. Our objective was to investigate the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with AM and compare with that of pediatric gastroenterologists and neurologists. Patients and Method: All AM cases (1-18 years) from a USA hospital with diagnosis of abdominal migraine or its variants (ICD-9 346.2 or IC-10 G43.D, G43.D0, G43.D1) between 2011 and 2017 were reviewed. Information on diagnosis, interval from onset of symptoms, diagnostic criteria, diagnostic tests, treatment, and outcome were analyzed. Results: 69 medical records were identified. The mean age at diagnosis was 9.7 years, and 48% of patients were female. 50/69 (72.4%) patients were exclusively treated by a pediatric gastroenterologist and 10/69 (14.5%) exclusively by a pediatric neurologist. 6/69 (8.7%) were initially evaluated by gas troenterology and referred to neurology, and 2/69 (2.9%) were initially evaluated by neurology and then referred to gastroenterology. 3/10 (30%) of the AM diagnosed by neurologists did no report ab dominal pain (AP), however, all diagnoses made by gastroenterologists did (p = 0.0035). 5/50 (10%) of the gastroenterology medical records and no neurology medical records mentioned Rome criteria. Conclusions: Most of the children were diagnosed by pediatric gastroenterologists. Gastroenterolo gists rarely use the Rome criteria. Patients evaluated by neurologists are frequently diagnosed with AM even without AP (a criterion that is required for its diagnosis). Education is recommended for the correct and timely diagnosis of AM.


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Humans , Male , Female , Infant , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Pediatrics , Practice Patterns, Physicians'/statistics & numerical data , Healthcare Disparities/statistics & numerical data , Gastroenterology , Migraine Disorders/diagnosis , Migraine Disorders/therapy , Neurology , Referral and Consultation , United States , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Follow-Up Studies , Practice Guidelines as Topic , Guideline Adherence/statistics & numerical data , Diagnosis, Differential , Diagnostic Errors , Migraine Disorders/complications
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Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop ; 53: e20200494, 2020. tab
Article in English | ColecionaSUS, LILACS, ColecionaSUS, SES-SP | ID: biblio-1136860

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Abstract Diagnosing cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with only non-respiratory symptoms has been challenging. We reported the diagnosis of a child who tested positive for COVID-19 with abdominal pain/diarrhea and tracked his family cluster. One member of the family tested positive for COVID-19 on real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction assay and three other family members had anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Pneumonia, Viral/diagnosis , Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis , Coronavirus/isolation & purification , Diarrhea/diagnosis , Pandemics , Pharyngitis/etiology , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Cluster Analysis , Contact Tracing , Coronavirus Infections , Clinical Laboratory Techniques , Diarrhea/etiology , Fever/etiology , Betacoronavirus
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Clinics ; 75: e2209, 2020. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1133484

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OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcomes of pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) with or without multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 471 samples collected from 371 patients (age<18 years) suspected of having severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The study group comprised 66/371 (18%) laboratory-confirmed pediatric COVID-19 patients: 61 (92.5%) patients tested positive on real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction tests for SARS-CoV-2, and 5 (7.5%) patients tested positive on serological tests. MIS-C was diagnosed according to the criteria of the Center for Disease Control. RESULTS: MIS-C was diagnosed in 6/66 (9%) patients. The frequencies of diarrhea, vomiting, and/or abdominal pain (67% vs. 22%, p=0.034); pediatric SARS (67% vs. 13%, p=0.008); hypoxemia (83% vs. 23%, p=0.006); and arterial hypotension (50% vs. 3%, p=0.004) were significantly higher in patients with MIS-C than in those without MIS-C. The frequencies of C-reactive protein levels >50 mg/L (83% vs. 25%, p=0.008) and D-dimer levels >1000 ng/mL (100% vs. 40%, p=0.007) and the median D-dimer, troponin T, and ferritin levels (p<0.05) were significantly higher in patients with MIS-C. The frequencies of pediatric intensive care unit admission (100% vs. 60%, p=0.003), mechanical ventilation (83% vs. 7%, p<0.001), vasoactive agent use (83% vs. 3%, p<0.001), shock (83% vs. 5%, p<0.001), cardiac abnormalities (100% vs. 2%, p<0.001), and death (67% vs. 3%, p<0.001) were also significantly higher in patients with MIS-C. Similarly, the frequencies of oxygen therapy (100% vs. 33%, p=0.003), intravenous immunoglobulin therapy (67% vs. 2%, p<0.001), aspirin therapy (50% vs. 0%, p<0.001), and current acute renal replacement therapy (50% vs. 2%, p=0.002) were also significantly higher in patients with MIS-C. Logistic regression analysis showed that the presence of MIS-C was significantly associated with gastrointestinal manifestations [odds ratio (OR)=10.98; 95%CI (95% confidence interval)=1.20-100.86; p=0.034] and hypoxemia [OR=16.85; 95%CI=1.34-211.80; p=0.029]. Further univariate analysis showed a positive association between MIS-C and death [OR=58.00; 95%CI=6.39-526.79; p<0.0001]. CONCLUSIONS: Pediatric patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 with MIS-C had a severe clinical spectrum with a high mortality rate. Our study emphasizes the importance of investigating MIS-C in pediatric patients with COVID-19 presenting with gastrointestinal involvement and hypoxemia.


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Humans , Male , Child , Pneumonia, Viral/complications , Pneumonia, Viral/mortality , Coronavirus Infections/complications , Coronavirus Infections/mortality , Coronavirus , Pandemics , Respiration, Artificial , Vomiting/etiology , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Cross-Sectional Studies , Immunoglobulins, Intravenous/therapeutic use , Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis , Coronavirus Infections/therapy , Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome/epidemiology , Diarrhea/etiology , Fever/etiology , Betacoronavirus , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19 , Glucocorticoids/therapeutic use , Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome/therapy , Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome/epidemiology , Mucocutaneous Lymph Node Syndrome/virology
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Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1057212

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ABSTRACT Objective: To report a case of a child with primary immunodeficiency who at eight years developed digestive symptoms, culminating with the diagnosis of a neuroendocrine tumor at ten years of age. Case description: One-year-old boy began to present recurrent pneumonias in different pulmonary lobes. At four years of age, an immunological investigation showed a decrease in IgG and IgA serum levels. After the exclusion of other causes of hypogammaglobinemia, he was diagnosed with a Common Variable Immunodeficiency and started to receive monthly replacement of human immunoglobulin. The patient evolved well, but at 8 years of age began with epigastrium pain and, at 10 years, chronic persistent diarrhea and weight loss. After investigation, a neuroendocrine tumor was diagnosed, which had a rapid progressive evolution to death. Comments: Medical literature has highlighted the presence of gastric tumors in adults with Common Variable Immunodeficiency, emphasizing the importance of early diagnosis and the investigation of digestive neoplasms. Up to now there is no description of neuroendocrine tumor in pediatric patients with Common Variable Immunodeficiency. We believe that the hypothesis of digestive neoplasm is important in children with Common Variable Immunodeficiency and with clinical manifestations similar to the case described here in the attempt to improve the prognosis for pediatric patients.


RESUMO Objetivo: Relatar um caso de criança portadora de imunodeficiência primária que, aos oito anos, desenvolveu sintomas digestivos, culminando com o diagnóstico de tumor neuroendócrino aos dez anos de idade. Descrição do caso: Menino, com um ano de idade, começou a apresentar pneumonias de repetição em diferentes lobos pulmonares. Aos quatro anos, a investigação imunológica mostrou diminuição dos níveis séricos de IgG e IgA. Após exclusão de outras causas de hipogamaglobulinemia, teve diagnóstico de imunodeficiência comum variável, passando a receber reposição mensal de imunoglobulina humana. Evoluiu bem, porém, aos oito anos, começou com epigastralgia e, aos dez anos, diarreia crônica persistente e perda de peso. O quadro culminou com o diagnóstico de tumor neuroendócrino intestinal, de rápida progressão, com óbito do paciente. Comentários: A literatura tem chamado a atenção para tumores gástricos em adultos com imunodeficiência comum variável, alertando para a importância do diagnóstico precoce e da pesquisa de neoplasias digestivas. Até o momento, não há descrição de tumor neuroendócrino em pacientes pediátricos portadores de imunodeficiência comum variável. Acredita-se ser importante a hipótese de neoplasia digestiva diante de crianças com imunodeficiência comum variável e com manifestações clínicas semelhantes ao caso descrito, na tentativa de melhorar o prognóstico para pacientes pediátricos.


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Humans , Male , Child , Pneumonia/diagnosis , Common Variable Immunodeficiency/complications , Neuroendocrine Tumors/diagnosis , Pneumonia/etiology , Recurrence , Weight Loss , Abdominal Pain/diagnosis , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Common Variable Immunodeficiency/immunology , Neuroendocrine Tumors/pathology , Neuroendocrine Tumors/therapy , Fatal Outcome , Diarrhea/diagnosis , Diarrhea/etiology , Intestinal Neoplasms/surgery , Intestinal Neoplasms/pathology , Intestinal Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Neoplasm Metastasis/pathology , Antineoplastic Agents/therapeutic use
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Evid. actual. práct. ambul ; 23(3): e002070, 2020.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1120506

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La dispepsia constituye un motivo de consulta frecuente en atención primaria. A propósito de un paciente con diagnóstico de dispepsia funcional, la autora se plantea si el tratamiento de erradicación del Helicobacter pylori podría mejorar los síntomas. Luego de una búsqueda rápida se encontró evidencia que señala que el tratamiento de la infección por este germen podría ser beneficiosa para aliviar los síntomas de la dispepsia funcional a largo plazo, aunque con mayor riesgo de efectos adversos, por lo que otros tratamientos alternativos continúan siendo ser una opción válida en el manejo de los pacientes con este problema de salud. (AU)


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Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Helicobacter Infections/drug therapy , Dyspepsia/drug therapy , Primary Health Care , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Helicobacter pylori , Helicobacter Infections/diagnosis , Helicobacter Infections/etiology , Helicobacter Infections/therapy , Dyspepsia/diagnosis , Dyspepsia/etiology , Dyspepsia/therapy , Heartburn/etiology , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 18: eRC5831, 2020. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1133760

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ABSTRACT The COVID-19 became a pandemic in early 2020. It was found, at first, that the main manifestations of this new virus occur through respiratory and constitutional symptoms. Therefore, chest tomography was elected as the best imaging test to assess the extent of pulmonary involvement and as a good prognostic predictor for the disease. However, as new studies were produced, the gastrointestinal involvement of COVID-19 becomes more evident, with reports from patients who manifested mainly or only gastrointestinal symptoms in the course of the disease. Thus, in some cases, the initial investigation is carried out at the emergency department with an abdominal computed tomography. We report a case series of ten patients who came to the emergency department of our institution with a chief gastrointestinal complaint, and were initially submitted to an abdominal computed tomography as the first investigation. Although most of the patients did not have significant changes in the abdominal images, most reported patients had pulmonary findings visualized at the lung bases, which were later designated as typical COVID-19 pulmonary findings on chest computed tomography. Only one patient had atypical COVID-19 lung changes on chest computed tomography. All patients had a positive real-time polymerase chain reaction for COVID-19. It is imperative to alert radiologists, especially abdominal radiologists, with the possibility of COVID-19 isolated gastrointestinal symptoms. Besides, it must become a habit to radiologists to assess the pulmonary basis on abdominal scans, a site commonly affected by the new coronavirus.


RESUMO A COVID-19 foi declarada uma pandemia no início de 2020. Constatou-se, inicialmente, que as principais manifestações desse novo vírus ocorrem por meio de sintomas respiratórios e constitucionais. A tomografia do tórax foi eleita o exame de imagem para avaliar a extensão do comprometimento pulmonar e como um fator preditivo do prognóstico para a doença. No entanto, à medida que novos estudos são produzidos, o envolvimento gastrointestinal da COVID-19 torna-se mais evidente, com relatos de pacientes que manifestaram principalmente ou apenas sintomas gastrointestinais no decorrer da doença. Em alguns casos, a investigação inicial é realizada no pronto-socorro, com tomografia computadorizada do abdome. Relatamos uma série de casos de dez pacientes que compareceram ao serviço de emergência da instituição com uma queixa principal gastrointestinal e foram submetidos inicialmente a uma tomografia computadorizada de abdome como primeira investigação. Embora a maioria dos pacientes não tenha apresentado alterações significativas nas imagens abdominais, eles apresentaram achados pulmonares visualizados nas bases pulmonares, que depois foram caracterizadas como achados pulmonares típicos de COVID-19 nas tomografias de tórax subsequentes. Apenas um paciente apresentou achados atípicos para COVID-19 na tomografia. Todos os pacientes tiveram reação em cadeia da polimerase em tempo real positiva para o novo coronavírus. É muito importante alertar os radiologistas, principalmente os radiologistas abdominais, da possibilidade de sintomas gastrointestinais isolados no contexto da COVID-19. Além disso, deve ser um hábito para todos os radiologistas avaliar as bases pulmonares nas tomografias de abdome, local comumente afetado pela COVID-19.


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Humans , Pneumonia, Viral/diagnosis , Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods , Abdominal Pain/diagnostic imaging , Coronavirus Infections/diagnosis , Coronavirus/isolation & purification , Lung/diagnostic imaging , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Coronavirus/genetics , Clinical Laboratory Techniques , Pandemics , Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction , Betacoronavirus , COVID-19 Testing , SARS-CoV-2 , COVID-19
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Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 71(5): 442-445, oct. 2019. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058298

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Resumen Introducción: Las fístulas secundarias a una enfermedad diverticular complicada son una indicación formal de cirugía electiva en el 4 a 23% de los casos. Caso Clínico: Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 52 años con antecedentes de una histerectomía subtotal por miomatosis uterina que consulta por cuadro de dolor abdominal en hipogastrio acompañado de fiebre de 4 días de evolución. La tomografía computada (TC) de abdomen y pelvis describe una diverticulitis complicada con absceso peridiverticular. Tratada con antibióticos con buena respuesta clínica consulta a los 3 meses en nuestro servicio por pérdida de material fecal por vagina. Nueva TC confirma la presencia de una colección perisigmoidea y engrosamiento de la pared vesical. La colonoscopía informa una estenosis franqueable a nivel de sigmoides y se constata salida de gases por vagina. La corrección quirúrgica electiva incluyó una sigmoidectomía abierta con traquelectomía en block, cierre de la cúpula vaginal y anastomosis colorrectal mecánica, con buena evolución posoperatoria, sin recidiva a los 12 meses de seguimiento. La fístula sigmoido-cervical es una complicación rarísima de la enfermedad diverticular complicada que puede ocurrir en pacientes sometidas a una histerectomía subtotal previa. Aunque el diagnóstico de la fístula es clínico, la colonoscopía y la TC permiten descartar otras etiologías. La resección radical del segmento afectado es el tratamiento estándar en pacientes aptos.


Introduction: Diverticular disease is complicated by fistulas in 4% to 23% of patients. Case Report: A woman 52 years-old previously operated on with parcial histerectomy was successfully treated with antibiotics due to diverticulitis complicated with an abscess. Three months later the patient presented with vaginal discharge of faeces. Computed tomography showed wall thickening of sigmoid colon and vesical wall. Colonoscopy exclude cancer and confirmed the exit of gas through vagina. En-bloc resection of the sigmoid colon with traquelectomy with primary anastomosis was performed. The postoperative course was good without recurrence after 12 months of follow up. Sigmoido-cervical fistula is a very rare benign fistula due to diverticular disease. Diagnosis is basically clinic, but tomography and colonoscopy are important to exclude other causes of fistulas. Radical surgery with primary anastomosis is the standard treatment.


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Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Sigmoid Diseases/surgery , Sigmoid Diseases/diagnosis , Uterine Cervical Diseases/etiology , Intestinal Fistula/etiology , Diverticular Diseases/complications , Diverticular Diseases/diagnosis , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Treatment Outcome , Diverticular Diseases/drug therapy , Hysterectomy/adverse effects , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Rev. cuba. cir ; 58(3): e750, jul.-set. 2019.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1098977

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RESUMEN Introducción: La apendicitis aguda es la causa más común de abdomen agudo, que precisa de tratamiento quirúrgico mediante apendicectomía abierta o laparoscópica. La apendicitis del muñón o recurrente, en la que ocurre la inflamación del remanente apendicular, es una complicación tardía infrecuente de la apendicectomía. Objetivo: Identificar las posibles causas de la apendicitis recurrente, así como las medidas relacionadas con su prevención. Métodos: Se realizó una revisión de la literatura actualizada sobre el tema en formato digital, en publicaciones en idioma inglés y español. Conclusiones: La prevención de la apendicitis del muñón se basa en resecar el apéndice a menos de 0,5 cm de su base; los pacientes, con frecuencia, presentan síntomas análogos a los de antes de la primera cirugía, sin embargo, existe un incremento del riesgo de peritonitis y de graves complicaciones debido al retraso diagnóstico y terapéutico; es una causa poco frecuente de dolor abdominal en pacientes apendicectomizados, por lo que se debe guardar una alta sospecha para su diagnóstico precoz y tratamiento oportuno(AU)


ABSTRACT Introduction: Acute appendicitis is the most common cause of acute abdomen, which requires surgical treatment by open or laparoscopic appendectomy. Recurrent appendicitis of the stump, in which inflammation of the appendicular remnant occurs, is an infrequent late complication of appendectomy. Objective: To identify the possible causes of recurrent appendicitis, as well as the measures related to its prevention. Methods: A review of the updated literature on the subject was carried out in digital format, in publications in English and Spanish. Conclusions: Prevention of appendicitis of the stump is based on resecting the appendix less than 0.5 cm from its base; Patients frequently present symptoms similar to those before the first surgery, however, there is an increased risk of peritonitis and serious complications due to delayed diagnosis and therapy; It is a rare cause of abdominal pain in appendectomized patients, so high suspicion should be kept for its early diagnosis and prompt treatment(AU)


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Humans , Appendectomy/methods , Appendicitis/diagnosis , Peritonitis/complications , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Review Literature as Topic
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Rev. bras. enferm ; 72(4): 1114-1118, Jul.-Aug. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS, BDENF | ID: biblio-1020515

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ABSTRACT Objective: to report the experience of conducting directed temperature control of a post-cardiopulmonary resuscitation patient, with reduced and basic inputs available at the institution. Method: an experience report of directed temperature control in patient (age 15 years), after four hours of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in São Paulo State countryside in 2016, according to the protocol suggested by the American Heart Association, in 2015. There were applications of cold compresses, plastic bags with crushed ice and rectal temperature control. Results: after eight hours, temperature had reached 93.2 ºF. Body cooling was maintained for 24 hours. However, bags with crushed ice were used in the first 6 hours. Conclusion: conduct of nurses to obtain the body cooling with reduced and basic inputs was effective during the stay at the Intensive Care Unit.


RESUMEN Objetivo: relatar la experiencia de la conducción de control dirigido de la temperatura de una paciente después de la resucitación cardiopulmonar, con insumos reducidos y básicos disponibles en la institución. Método: el informe de experiencia de control direccionado de la temperatura en paciente (edad 15 años), después de cuatro horas de resucitación cardiopulmonar en una Unidad de Terapia Intensiva de un hospital del interior del estado de São Paulo, en el año 2016, conforme protocolo sugerido por la American Heart Association en 2015. Se utilizaron aplicaciones de compresas embebidas en agua helada, bolsas plásticas con hielo triturado y control de la temperatura rectal. Resultados: en ocho horas, la temperatura alcanzó los 34 ºC. El enfriamiento corporal se mantuvo durante 24 horas, sin embargo, las bolsas con hielo triturado se utilizaron en las primeras 6 horas. Conclusión: la conducta de los enfermeros para obtener el enfriamiento corporal con insumos reducidos y básicos, se mostró efectiva durante la permanencia en la Unidad de Terapia Intensiva.


RESUMO Objetivo: relatar a experiência da condução de controle direcionado da temperatura de uma paciente pós ressuscitação cardiopulmonar, com insumos reduzidos e básicos disponíveis na instituição. Método: relato de experiência de controle direcionado da temperatura em paciente (idade 15 anos) após quatro horas de ressuscitação cardiopulmonar em uma unidade de terapia intensiva de um hospital do interior do Estado de São Paulo, no ano de 2016, conforme protocolo sugerido pela American Heart Association 2015. Utilizou-se aplicações de compressas embebidas em água gelada, sacos plásticos com gelo triturado e controle da temperatura retal. Resultados: em oito horas a temperatura atingiu 34ºC. O resfriamento corporal foi mantido por 24 horas, todavia os sacos com gelo triturado foram utilizados nas primeiras 6 horas. Conclusão: a conduta dos enfermeiros para obter o resfriamento corporal com insumos reduzidos e básicos, mostrou-se efetiva durante a permanência na unidade de terapia intensiva.


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Humans , Female , Adolescent , Peritonitis/complications , Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/adverse effects , Hypothermia, Induced/methods , Appendicitis/surgery , Appendicitis/complications , Peritonitis/surgery , Vomiting/etiology , Body Temperature Regulation/physiology , Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/methods , Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/standards , Fever/etiology
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Rev. méd. Chile ; 147(8): 1078-1081, ago. 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058646

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Acute pancreatitis during pregnancy is uncommon and usually associated with gallstones. However other etiologies must be considered. We report a 24 years old woman with a 32 weeks pregnancy consulting for abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. She had elevated lipase and amylase levels, a corrected serum calcium of 13.1 mg/dl and a serum phosphate of 1.6 mg/dl. A magnetic resonance colangiopancreatography showed an enlarged pancreas with inflammatory changes and a normal Wirsung duct. A parathyroid nodule was found on cervical ultrasonography. The patient was treated initially with cinacalcet with partial response. A parathyroidectomy was performed at 39 weeks of pregnancy with a good maternal and fetal evolution.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Young Adult , Pancreatitis/etiology , Pregnancy Complications/etiology , Hypercalcemia/complications , Pancreatitis/surgery , Pancreatitis/diagnostic imaging , Parathyroid Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Pregnancy Complications/surgery , Adenoma/diagnostic imaging , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Parathyroidectomy/methods , Treatment Outcome , Cholangiopancreatography, Magnetic Resonance/methods
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Rev. cuba. cir ; 58(2): e648, mar.-jun. 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1093166

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RESUMEN Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 39 años de edad, que acude al cuerpo de guardia del Hospital General Docente Abel Santamaría Cuadrado por presentar un cuadro de dolor abdominal de tres días de evolución. Se interviene quirúrgicamente con el diagnóstico presuntivo de apendicitis aguda complicada. En el acto quirúrgico se comprobó que el apéndice cecal era normal y al examinar el íleon terminal, a una distancia aproximada de 50 cm se encontró un divertículo de Meckel, y a 5 cm de este, una espina de pescado adherida a la pared intestinal, la cual parecía ser la causante del cuadro, ya que el divertículo también era normal. El tratamiento consistió en trasladar la espina hacia el divertículo y realizar resección intestinal de ese tramo con anastomosis término-terminal. La evolución posoperatoria fue satisfactoria y el paciente fue dado de alta a los 8 días de la operación(AU)


ABSTRACT We present the case of a male patient, 39 years of age, who presents to the emergency room of Abel Santamaría Cuadrado General Teaching Hospital with a clinical picture of abdominal pain of three days of natural history. He is surgically intervened with the presumptive diagnosis of complicated acute appendicitis. In the surgical act, the cecal appendix was verified to be normal and, when examining the terminal ileum, at a distance of approximately 50 cm, a Meckel's diverticulum was found, and, at 5 cm from this, a fish spine adhered to the intestinal wall, which seemed to be the cause of the clinical picture, since the diverticulum was also normal. The treatment consisted of transferring the spine to the diverticulum and performing intestinal resection of that section with end-to-end anastomosis. The postoperative evolution was satisfactory and the patient was discharged 8 days after the operation(AU)


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Humans , Male , Adult , Appendicitis/diagnosis , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Foreign Bodies/surgery , Intestine, Small/diagnostic imaging , Meckel Diverticulum/surgery
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Rev. cuba. cir ; 58(2): e669, mar.-jun. 2019. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1093168

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RESUMEN El bazo ectópico es una enfermedad infrecuente, que se caracteriza por el aumento de la movilidad del bazo debido a la ausencia o laxitud de sus ligamentos suspensorios, lo que puede dar lugar a una torsión de su pedículo, y provocar un abdomen agudo. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 29 años que acude al servicio de urgencias por presentar dolor abdominal de 7 meses de evolución, localizado en fosa ilíaca izquierda, que ha empeorado en las últimas 48 horas. Se realizó ecografía en el servicio de urgencias (point-of-care) que mostró una imagen compatible con bazo ectópico junto a su hilio, localizado en tercio inferior del abdomen cerca de la vejiga y del útero, y líquido libre. La tomografía axial computarizada confirmó el diagnóstico de torsión del pedículo. Se realizó laparotomía de urgencia y se localizó el bazo dentro de la pelvis con torsión del pedículo; ante un bazo no viable se realizó esplenectomía. La histología demostró cambios trombóticos difusos con infartos isquémicos y hemorrágicos del bazo. A pesar de su baja prevalencia, el bazo ectópico se debe tener en cuenta a la hora de realizar el diagnóstico diferencial en aquellas mujeres en edad fértil que consultan por dolor abdominal o masa pélvica(AU)


ABSTRACT Ectopic spleen is a rare disease, characterized by increased mobility of the spleen due to the absence or laxity of its suspensory ligaments, which can lead to torsion of its pedicle and cause acute abdomen. We present the case of a 29-year-old woman who attends the emergency department with abdominal pain of seven months of evolution and located in the left iliac fossa, which has worsened in the last 48 hours. An ultrasound was performed in the emergency department (point-of-care), which showed, next to its hilum, an image consistent with ectopic spleen, located in the lower third of the abdomen near the bladder and uterus, and free fluid. Computed axial tomography confirmed the diagnosis of pedicle torsion. Emergency laparotomy was performed and the spleen was located inside the pelvis with torsion of the pedicle. Splenectomy was performed before a non-viable spleen. Histology showed diffuse thrombotic changes with ischemic and hemorrhagic infarcts of the spleen. Despite its low prevalence, the ectopic spleen should be taken into account when making the differential diagnosis in those women at childbearing age who come to the clinic for abdominal pain or pelvic mass(AU)


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Humans , Female , Adult , Splenectomy/methods , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Wandering Spleen/diagnostic imaging , Laparotomy/methods , Emergency Service, Hospital
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Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 71(3): 257-260, jun. 2019. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058266

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INTRODUCCIÓN: El bazo errante, es una entidad clínica poco común. Su espectro clínico varía desde enfermedad asintomática hasta complicaciones asociadas y su manejo es predominantemente quirúrgico. CASO CLÍNICO: Hombre, con cuadro clínico de dolor y masa abdominal palpable, con hallazgos tomográficos sugestivos de patología con asiento en retroperitoneo, con obstrucción intestinal secundaria; por laparotomía se identifica de forma incidental bazo ectópico solo fijado a través de pedículo vascular torsionado y signos de hipertensión portal, realizándose esplenectomía. CONCLUSIONES: La torsión esplénica es la complicación más frecuente del bazo errante, una entidad bastante rara con muy pocos casos publicados en Colombia.


BACKGROUND: The wandering spleen is an uncommon clinical entity. Its clinical spectrum varies from asymptomatic disease to associated complications and its management is predominantly by surgery. CLINICAL CASE: Man with clinical picture of pain and palpable abdominal mass, with tomographic findings suggestive of pathology with retroperitoneal seating, with secondary intestinal obstruction; by laparotomy incidentally, an ectopic spleen is identified, only fixed through a torsioned vascular pedicle and signs of portal hypertension, performing splenectomy. CONCLUSIONS: Splenic torsion is the most frequent complication of the errant spleen, a very rare entity with very few cases published in Colombia.


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Humans , Male , Adolescent , Torsion Abnormality/surgery , Wandering Spleen/surgery , Splenectomy , Splenic Infarction/etiology , Splenomegaly , Torsion Abnormality/complications , Torsion Abnormality/diagnostic imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Abdominal Pain/etiology , Wandering Spleen/complications , Wandering Spleen/diagnostic imaging
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