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Rev. Hosp. Ital. B. Aires (2004) ; 42(1): 37-40, mar. 2022. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS, UNISALUD | ID: biblio-1369159

ABSTRACT

El sangrado genital en niñas prepúberes es un signo poco frecuente y siempre requiere determinar su causa. Se necesitan una detallada anamnesis y examen físico, con el conocimiento adecuado de la anatomía uroginecológica, y, en muchos casos, estudios de imágenes y exámenes complementarios, para arribar al diagnóstico. Se presenta el caso de una niña de 7 años con sangrado genital, cuyo examen físico y estudios complementarios fueron poco concluyentes, y que requirió un procedimiento invasivo para su resolución. (AU)


Genital bleeding in prepubertal girls is a rare sign and always requires determining its cause. A detailed history and physical examination are needed, with adequate knowledge of urogynecological anatomy, and in many cases, imaging studies and complementary tests, to arrive at the diagnosis. We present the case of a 7-year-old girl with genital bleeding, whose physical examination and complementary studies were inconclusive, requiring an invasive procedure for its resolution. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Child , Uterine Hemorrhage/etiology , Vagina/injuries , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Paper , Ultrasonography , Gynecological Examination
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Einstein (Säo Paulo) ; 20: eRC5743, 2022. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1360396

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT Migration of foreign bodies into the urinary tract is a rare event. In certain instances, to unravel the way that objects arrived in the urinary tract is not easy. We report the case of an accidentally swallowed wooden toothpick that migrated and was found in the left ureterovesical junction, protruding into the bladder. Even though the computed tomography scan is widely employed to evaluate the urinary tract, this resource does not have a good sensitivity for detecting foreign bodies. Our report presents an insight into the best imaging approach if wooden toothpicks are suspected. In the present case, the endoscopic treatment was possible with an uneventful outcome and a complete resolution of symptoms.


Subject(s)
Humans , Ureter/surgery , Ureter/diagnostic imaging , Foreign Bodies/surgery , Foreign Bodies/complications , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Intestinal Perforation , Urinary Bladder/surgery , Urinary Bladder/diagnostic imaging
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Rev. urug. cardiol ; 36(2): e702, ago. 2021. fot.
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BNUY, UY-BNMED | ID: biblio-1290000

ABSTRACT

Un gossypiboma, oblitoma o textiloma se define como todo cuerpo extraño olvidado en el interior de un paciente durante una intervención quirúrgica. Representa una complicación posquirúrgica poco frecuente pero de consecuencias potencialmente graves. En general, se manifiesta con cuadros clínicos variables: una masa o pseudotumor, sangrados, fiebre, dolor, varios meses o años después de la cirugía original. También puede ser un hallazgo accidental. Describimos el caso clínico de una paciente con un gossypiboma vinculado a una cirugía cardíaca que se realizó 40 años antes al cuadro clínico actual, que se presenta con arritmia ventricular maligna.


A gossypiboma, oblitoma or textiloma is defined as a surgical object left in the interior of the body after surgery. It represents an uncommon but potentially life threatening post-surgery complication. Clinical manifestations are variable and depend on location, relations and size, from pseudo-tumoral masses, bleeding, fever, pain and other nonspecific presentations. The onset of symptoms is unpredictable, occurring from months or years after surgery. Patients may course asymptomatically and be diagnosed incidentally as an imaging finding. We describe a case of a patient with gossypiboma diagnosed 40 years after undergoing cardiac surgery, who presented with a malignant ventricular arrhythmia.


Um gossypiboma, oblitoma ou textiloma está definido como todo corpo estranho esquecido no interior de um paciente durante um procedimento cirúrgico, representando uma complicação pos cirúrgica pouco frequente, mas com consequências potencialmente graves. Geralmente, se manifesta com quadros clínicos variáveis: uma massa ou pseudotumor, sangramentos, febre, dor, varios meses ou anos após a cirurgia original ou ser um hachado acidental. Descrevemos o caso clínico de uma paciente com um gossypiboma vinculado a uma cirurgia cardíaca realizada 40 anos antes do quadro clínico atual, que se apresenta com arritmia ventricular maligna.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Arrhythmias, Cardiac/etiology , Surgical Sponges , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Postoperative Complications/surgery , Postoperative Complications/diagnostic imaging , Thoracic Surgery , Foreign Bodies/surgery
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Rev. cuba. estomatol ; 58(2): e2826, 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1289408

ABSTRACT

Introducción: La etiología de la sinusitis maxilar comprende diferentes causas primarias y secundarias. Siempre es preciso descartar de inicio aquellas causas iatrogénicas consecuencia de intervenciones previas. Objetivo: Realizar una revisión de las diferentes causas de sinusitis maxilar, con énfasis en las causas raras iatrogénicas y en el protocolo de actuación. Presentación del caso: Paciente varón de 60 años que presenta episodios de sinusitis maxilar. Como antecedentes quirúrgicos se había realizado quistectomía maxilar, tratamiento de fístula oroantral secundaria y rehabilitación protésica posterior. Tras estudio radiológico inicial se halló una masa intrasinusal, compatible al tacto con material de impresión dental. Conclusiones: Es importante antes de cualquier rehabilitación protésica y de la toma de modelos confirmar la ausencia de fístula oroantral para evitar la intrusión de material extraño en el seno maxilar(AU)


Introduction: The etiology of maxillary sinusitis comprises a number of primary and secondary causes. It is always necessary to initially rule out iatrogenic causes resulting from previous interventions. Objective: Carry out a review of the different causes of maxillary sinusitis, with an emphasis on the rare iatrogenic causes and the clinical management protocols. Case presentation: A male 60-year-old patient who experiences episodes of maxillary sinusitis. Surgical antecedents include maxillary cystectomy, treatment for secondary oroantral fistula and posterior prosthetic rehabilitation. Initial radiological examination revealed an intrasinus mass compatible to the touch with dental impression material. Conclusions: Before any sort of prosthetic rehabilitation and the taking of models, it is important to confirm the absence of an oroantral fistula, to prevent the entrance of foreign material into the maxillary sinus(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Maxillary Sinusitis/etiology , Oroantral Fistula/therapy , Iatrogenic Disease/epidemiology , Radiography, Panoramic/methods , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging
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Rev. colomb. anestesiol ; 49(1): e302, Jan.-Mar. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1149796

ABSTRACT

Acuphagia, the practice of inappropriate consumption of non-nutritive sharp metallic substances, is a rare form of pica and can lead to devastating consequences.1 Panel A demonstrates an ingested serrated knife in the right upper abdominal quadrant (Image 1). Panel B exhibits distended bowel loops, pneumatosis intestinalis and pneumoperitoneum on radiological imaging (Image 2).


La acuphagia, la práctica del consumo inadecuado de sustancias metálicas cortantes no nutritivas, es una forma rara de pica y puede tener consecuencias devastadoras. 1 El panel A muestra un cuchillo dentado ingerido en el cuadrante abdominal superior derecho ( Imagen 1). El panel B muestra asas intestinales distendidas, neumatosis intestinal y neumoperitoneo en las imágenes radiológicas ( Imagen 2 ).


Subject(s)
Humans , Radiography , Metallic Wastes , Radiology , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 118(6): e558-e561, dic 2020. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1146222

ABSTRACT

La ingestión involuntaria o la aspiración de un dispositivo o pieza de arco de los brackets y/u ortodoncias pueden constituir una emergencia médica con complicaciones potencialmente peligrosas. El objetivo de esta comunicación es describir una complicación poco frecuente del desplazamiento e ingesta posterior del arco de brackets.Paciente de 13 años de edad, que sufrió la ruptura de la ortodoncia durante la alimentación, con la posterior ingesta de una parte. Padeció disfagia, que no mejoró a pesar de la ingesta de alimentos blandos. Consultó en el Servicio de Emergencias y presentó disfagia, sialorrea, dolor en la faringe y dificultad respiratoria leve. Se realizó la extracción del elemento de ortodoncia por vía endoscópica; se observó el alambre incrustado a nivel del polo inferior de la amígdala derecha y se extrajo. Se realizó, además, esofagoscopía, y no se observaron restos de este en el esófago. La paciente recibió el alta sin secuelas


Involuntary ingestion or aspiration of a brace device and/or orthodontic arch part can constitute a medical emergency with potentially dangerous complications. The objective of this communication is to describe a rare complication of posterior displacement and ingestion of the brace arch.A 13-year-old girl, suffers from a break in orthodontia during feeding, with the subsequent ingestion of part of it. She presented dysphagia after the fact; it did not improve despite the intake of soft foods. She consulted in the Emergency Department for dysphagia, sialorrhea, pain in the pharynx and mild respiratory distress. Extraction of the orthodontic element was performed endoscopically. The embedded wire was observed at the level of the lower pole of the right amygdala and it was removed. Esophagoscopy was also performed, not observing remains of it in the esophagus. The patient was discharged without sequelae.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Adolescent , Orthodontic Brackets , Hypopharynx , Deglutition , Endoscopy , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging
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Rev. cuba. oftalmol ; 33(3): e867, graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1139098

ABSTRACT

RESUMEN Paciente femenina de 9 años de edad, remitida al Hospital Pediátrico Universitario de Holguín "Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja", con el diagnóstico presuntivo de celulitis orbitaria izquierda. Se recoge el antecedente de trauma ocular ipsilateral con objeto de madera hacía un año, por lo que presentó como secuela disminución de la agudeza visual del ojo izquierdo. Al examen oftalmológico presentaba edema y secreciones purulentas a través de trayecto fistuloso en el párpado inferior. Se le realiza ecografía, tomografía computarizada e imagen por resonancia magnética de cráneo y órbitas, con sospecha de cuerpo extraño vegetal. Se decide realizar abordaje pterional extradural, y se logra la extracción de fragmento de madera. Cursa con tratamiento antibiótico con desaparición de las secreciones a las 48 horas del posoperatorio. La evolución ha sido favorable. Los traumas oculares son frecuentes, pero la presencia de cuerpos extraños intraorbitarios son eventos raros que desencadenan un proceso inflamatorio local, cuya magnitud estará en relación con la naturaleza de este. Los estudios imagenológicos son un elemento indispensable para el diagnóstico y la planificación quirúrgica(AU)


ABSTRACT A 9-year-old female patient is referred to Octavio de la Concepción de la Pedraja Children's University Hospital in Holguín with a presumptive diagnosis of left orbital cellulitis. The patient has an antecedent of ipsilateral ocular trauma by a wooden object one year before, which resulted in visual acuity reduction in the left eye. Ophthalmological examination revealed edema and purulent secretion along a fistulous tract in the lower eyelid. Suspicion of the presence of a plant foreign body leads to performance of echography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and orbits. It is decided to apply an extradural pterional approach and a wooden fragment is extracted. Antibiotic therapy is indicated and secretion disappears 48 hours after surgery. The patient's evolution has been favorable. Eye trauma is common, but the presence of intraorbital foreign bodies is a rare event that triggers a local inflammatory process whose magnitude will depend on its nature. Imaging studies are indispensable for diagnosis and surgical planning(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Child , Tomography, X-Ray Computed/methods , Orbital Cellulitis/diagnosis , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Anti-Bacterial Agents/therapeutic use
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Int. j. odontostomatol. (Print) ; 14(2): 150-153, June 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1090667

ABSTRACT

El seno maxilar (SM) es una cavidad par presente en el hueso maxilar, que puede presentar diversas alteraciones o lesiones patológicas factibles de ser pesquisadas mediante estudios imagenológicos. En este sentido, la opacidad, el ocupamiento y/o engrosamiento de las mucosas son los signos orientadores para el diagnóstico de patologías en estas estructuras, las que pueden ir desde sinusitis, hasta antrolitos, pasando por hipoplasias, pseudoquistes u osteomas. En el siguiente reporte presentamos el caso de una mujer de 75 años de edad en la cual mediante examinación radiográfica de rutina se observa un cuerpo extraño en el SM derecho en relación a diente 1.6. De acuerdo a esto, se solicitó una tomografía computarizada cone-beam (CBCT) para evaluar posibles implicancias con tratamiento dental rehabilitador. Al examen se observan dos estructuras de alta densidad (densidad metálica), redondeadas, una al lado de la otra, en contacto inmediato a la cortical sinusal sin comprometerla. También se observa una cortical sinusal conservada en todo su recorrido y discreto engrosamiento mucoso en relación a dichas estructuras. En consideración con los antecedentes de la paciente, se opta por un manejo conservador del hallazgo mediante controles periódicos. Se propone la hipótesis de la formación de un antrolito de origen exógeno, que se corresponde con el historial de tratamiento endodóntico en la zona. El diagnóstico diferencial de los hallazgos radiográficos encontrados es fundamental para establecer los lineamientos terapéuticos de nuestros pacientes, por ello es importante contar con personal clínico capacitado para la interpretación de las imágenes.


The maxillary sinus (SM) is an even cavity present in the maxillary bone, which may present a number of pathological alterations or lesions that can be investigated through imaging analysis. In this sense, opacity, location and / or thickening of the mucous membranes are guides for the diagnosis of pathologies in these structures. These can range from sinusitis, to antrolites, to hypoplasias, pseudocysts or osteomas. In this study the case of a 75-year-old woman is presented. During routine radiographic examination, a foreign body was observed in the right MS in relation to tooth 1.6. A cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) was requested to evaluate possible rehabilitative dental treatment. Upon examination, two highdensity rounded structures (metal density) adjacent to each other were noted. The structures were in direct contact with the sinus cortex without compromising it. Furthermore in relation to the above structures, scant cortical sinus was observed throughout its course, as well as slight mucous thickening. Considering the patient's background, it was determined to use conservative treatment through periodic controls. Hypothesis of an exogenous mass is proposed, corresponding to the history of endodontic treatment in the area. In view of the differential diagnosis of radiographic findings found, it is essential to implement therapeutic guidelines for patients and have trained clinical staff available to interpret the images.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Aged , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Maxillary Sinus/diagnostic imaging , Radiography, Panoramic , Incidental Findings , Cone-Beam Computed Tomography , Conservative Treatment
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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 118(3): e296-e299, jun. 2020. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1116983

ABSTRACT

La ingesta accidental de más de un imán puede producir complicaciones graves. Los protocolos actuales recomiendan la extracción endoscópica de ser posible. El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar un caso clínico de una ingesta de dos imanes y la técnica endoscópica de extracción. Niño de 11 años que acudió a Urgencias tras la ingesta de dos imanes, asintomático. En la radiografía de abdomen, se identificaron dos cuerpos extraños radiopacos, aparentemente unidos, en la cámara gástrica. Se realizó una endoscopía bajo anestesia general en quirófano. Para facilitar la extracción, se colocó, encima de la pared abdominal, a nivel gástrico, un imán de neodimio. En la endoscopía, se observaron dos pequeños imanes localizados y fijados en la cara anterior del estómago. Una vez localizados, se retiró el imán externo y se procedió a su extracción con cesta


The ingestion of more than one magnet can cause multiple complications. Current protocols recommend endoscopic extraction if possible. We report a patient who swallowed two magnets and the endoscopic extraction technique. An 11-yearold boy presented at the Emergency Room after ingesting two small magnets, being asymptomatic. In the abdominal x-ray two radiopaque bodies were identified at the gastric chamber, apparently together. A gastroscopy was done in the operating room under general anaesthesia. To enable the extraction, a neodymium magnet was placed externally at the abdominal wall. In the endoscopic image, the two magnets were fixed to the anterior gastric wall. Once located, the neodymium magnet was removed and the two magnets were retrieved with an endoscopic basket.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Adolescent , Magnets , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Endoscopy, Digestive System , Neodymium
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Rev. otorrinolaringol. cir. cabeza cuello ; 80(1): 75-78, mar. 2020. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1099205

ABSTRACT

Los cuerpos extraños alojados en la vía aéreodigestiva superior son un motivo de consulta frecuente para el otorrinolaringólogo. Uno de los más frecuentes son las espinas de pescado. En raras ocasiones, éstas migran hacia tejidos adyacentes y generan complicaciones importantes. Presentamos el caso de una paciente que tras la ingesta de pescado manifiesta sensación de cuerpo extraño faríngeo, odinofagia y dolor látero cervical derecho. Dada la ausencia de hallazgos a la exploración física y laringoscópica se realiza una tomografia computarizada cervical, visualizando un cuerpo extraño alojado en la glándula tiroidea. Se interviene mediante cervicotomía media, realizando la extracción de la espina sin complicaciones. El diagnóstico precoz y manejo adecuado es determinante para prevenir complicaciones en estos casos.


Foreign bodies in the aerodigestive tract are commonly confronted in otolaryngology practice. The most frequent are the fish bones. In rare cases they can move and cause numerous complications. We report the case of a patient that manifest the sensation of pharyngeal foreign body, after fish ingestion. She also referred odynophagia and right cervical pain. Physical and laryngoscopic examination were normal. A cervical CT was performed, where a foreign body lodged in the thyroid gland was visualized, median cervicotomy was done and the foreign body was extracted. Early diagnosis and adequate management are crucial to prevent complications in these cases.


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Thyroid Gland/injuries , Foreign Bodies/surgery , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Thyroid Gland/surgery , Bone and Bones , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Foreign-Body Migration/surgery , Foreign-Body Migration/diagnostic imaging , Seafood
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Rev. cir. (Impr.) ; 71(6): 518-522, dic. 2019. tab, graf, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1058312

ABSTRACT

Resumen Introducción: El cuerpo extraño rectal (CER) es un problema de difícil manejo para el cirujano general. La vía anal es la puerta de entrada más habitual seguido de la oral. La sospecha clínica es fundamental para el diagnóstico, pudiendo apoyarse de imágenes. El tratamiento es su extracción por vía transanal o por vía anterior. Objetivos: Caracterizar, describir y presentar el tratamiento de los pacientes con CER que consultaron en urgencia del Hospital el Pino (HEP) entre los años 2011 y 2016. Material y Método: Estudio serie de casos. Se realiza revisión de fichas clínicas de pacientes con CER en un periodo de 5 años en el Servicio de Urgencia del HEP. Se identificó a los pacientes tratados en box y a aquellos tratados en pabellón. Se caracterizó según variables demográficas, tratamiento, complicaciones y días de hospitalización. Resultados: Se identificaron 18 pacientes, 13 hombres y 5 mujeres de 45 años (± 36-51) y 34 años (± 23-64) respectivamente. En 1 de ellos fue posible extracción manual transanal en box sin anestesia y en 17 se requirió tratamiento en pabellón, donde 12 fue por vía transanal y 5 por abordaje abdominal. En ningún caso se identificó lesión intestinal. Evolución postoperatoria adecuada. Días de hospitalización promedio 1,8 días. Conclusión: Este es un problema infrecuente y de difícil manejo. Existe mayor frecuencia en hombres de edades media siendo la puerta de entrada la vía anal en todos los casos. En la mayoría se requirió extracción en pabellón bajo anestesia siendo el abordaje transanal el más utilizado y con buenos resultados.


Introduction: The rectal forcing body (RFB) is a problem which involves a difficult management for surgeons. Anal via is the most frequent entrance area, followed by the oral via. Clinical suspicion is fundamental for diagnosis and it is possible to support it using imaging. Treatment considers extraction through transanal or frontal via. Aim: To describe and present the treatment of patients with rectal foreing body in the Urgency Service of El Pino Hospital during years 2011 to 2016. Materials and Method: Case studies. Clinical records revision of patients with rectal foreing body in the Urgency Service of El Pino Hospital considering a 5-year period. Patients are identified as those treated in the box and in a surgical pavilion. Patients were classified according to demographic variables, received treatment, associated complications and hospitalization time. Results: 18 patients are identified, 13 men and 5 women, 45 (± 36-51) and 34 (± 23-64) years respectively. It was possible to manually extract via trans-anal at box, in one of these cases; 17 of them required treatment at surgical pavilion, where 12 were via trans-anal and 5 via abdominal. None of these cases had intestinal injury. Post-surgery evolution was adequate. Average hospitalization was 1.8 days. Conclusion: RFB is a non-frequent problem which requires high diagnose suspicious to be able to carry out proper treatments. It is more frequent in middle age men, with transanal input. In most cases, the extraction was done in surgical pavilion and required anesthesia and were done via trans anal with good results.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Middle Aged , Rectum/injuries , Rectum/diagnostic imaging , Foreign Bodies/complications , Foreign Bodies/therapy , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Chile , Device Removal , Lacerations/etiology , Mental Disorders/complications
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Int. arch. otorhinolaryngol. (Impr.) ; 23(1): 110-115, Jan.-Mar. 2019. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1002174

ABSTRACT

Abstract Introduction Fish bone foreign body (FFB) impaction in the upper aerodigestive tract is a common cause for emergency department referral. Its management varies in both diagnosis and treatment paradigms. Fish bone foreign bodies are more commonly found in the oropharynx in cases of patients < 40 years old, and in the esophagus in cases of patients > 40 years old. Symptoms are typically non-indicative for the location of the FFB, with the exception of foreign body sensation at/superior to the cervical esophagus. A lack of findings during the physical examination is routinely followed by imaging, with computed tomography (CT) being the preferred modality. In practice, many patients undergo unnecessary imaging studies, including CT scans. Objectives To identify patients with suspected fish bone impaction who do not require CT imaging and can be safely discharged. Data Synthesis We have searched the PubMed database for the following medical subject headings (MeSH) terms: fish bone, fish foreign body AND oropharynx, hypopharynx, esophagus, flexible esophagoscopy, and rigid esophagoscopy. Our search in the English language yielded 32 papers. Case reports were included, since they highlighted rare and serious complications. Conclusion In patients > 40 years old suspected of fish bone impaction, noncontrast CT is recommended and should be urgently performed, even in the presence of ambiguous symptoms. However, in patients < 40 years old presenting within 24 hours from ingestion, imaging has little diagnostic value due to the low probability of esophageal fish bones. For this specific subgroup, in the absence of clinical findings, discharge without imaging studies may be considered safe. (AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Child, Preschool , Adult , Middle Aged , Bone and Bones/diagnostic imaging , Pharyngeal Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Esophageal Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Fishes , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Prevalence , Esophagoscopy/methods , Foreign Bodies/complications , Foreign Bodies/physiopathology , Foreign Bodies/therapy , Foreign Bodies/epidemiology
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Rev. cuba. med ; 57(4): e408, oct.-dic. 2018. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS, CUMED | ID: biblio-1093593

ABSTRACT

Numerosas enfermedades clínicas pueden afectar la estructura o el funcionamiento normal del colon, cada vez son más frecuentes las tumoraciones, los procesos inflamatorios e infecciosos y los trastornos fisiológicos o mecánicos de ese órgano. Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino, blanco, de 45 años de edad que 10 meses antes comenzó con dolor cólico en hemiabdomen superior izquierdo. Este dolor se desplazó gradualmente al flanco y fosa ilíaca de ese lado, moderadamente intenso, intermitente, sin relación prandial, acompañado de aerocolia, constipación que alternaba con heces blandas con flemas y pérdida de peso de aproximadamente 8 libras. En ese tiempo su salud empeoró gradualmente, por lo cual solicita atención médica. Se realizaron procederes endoscópicos y estudios imagenológicos, se detectó carcinoma de sigmoides. Se realiza laparotomía exploradora con escisión del órgano y se comprueba una formación granulomatosa que a su apertura se aprecia un cuerpo extraño con tejido fibroso y angiogénesis. A todo paciente que solicite atención médica por manifestaciones digestivas bajas de tiempo prolongado de evolución y que se le constate al examen físico una masa inflamatoria o tumoral en el colon, más aún en su parte izquierda, o que presente manifestaciones obstructivas, es imprescindible realizarle una minuciosa anamnesis que incluya la posible ingestión de un cuerpo extraño(AU)


Numerous clinical diseases can affect the colon structure or normal functioning. Tumors, inflammatory and infectious processes and physiological or mechanical disorders of that organ are increasingly frequent. We report the case of a male patient, white, 45 years old, who 10 months earlier began with colicky pain in the upper left hemiabdomen. This pain gradually shifted to the flank and iliac fossa on that side, becoming moderately intense, intermittent, without prandial relation, accompanied by aerocolia, constipation that alternated with soft stools with phlegm and weight loss of approximately 8 pounds. During this time, his health gradually worsened, which is why he requests medical attention. Endoscopic procedures and imaging studies were performed. Sigmoid carcinoma was detected. An exploratory laparotomy was performed with excision of the organ and a granulomatous formation was confirmed, which upon opening revealed a foreign body with fibrous tissue and angiogenesis. It is essential to perform a meticulous anamnesis including the possible ingestion of a foreign body to all patients who request medical assistance due to low digestive manifestations of long time of evolution and whose physical examination confirms an inflammatory or tumoral mass in the colon, even more in its left part, or to those presenting obstructive manifestations(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Colon, Sigmoid , Biopsy/methods , Foreign Bodies/diagnostic imaging
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