Spontaneous Enterocutaneous Fistula - A Rare Presentation
- Leiomyoma of the broad ligament in an obturator hernia presenting as a lump in the groin. Ng Lung Kit, H. K.; Collins, R. E. C. // Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Mar1986, Vol. 79 Issue 3, p174
The article presents the case of 71-year-old white woman who was diagnosed with obturator hernia the presents as a lump in the groin. The lump had remained unchanged a year after its discovery. She gave no history of any pain or paraesthesia and reported no change in bowel habit. Laparotomy was...
- A laparoscopic approach to the surgical management of enterocutaneous fistula in a wound healing by secondary intention. Garcia, G. D.; Freeman, I. H. G.; Zagorski, S. M.; Chung, M. H. // Surgical Endoscopy;Mar2004, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p555
Traditional surgical management of a chronic enterocutaneous fistula requires laparotomy, but the optimal site of incision is unclear. Laparoscopy and adhesiolysis may offer an alternative approach. Two cases of non-healing enterocutaneous fistula within chronic, granulating wounds are...
- laparogastrostomy. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1202
A definition of the term "laparogastrostomy" is presented. It refers to the surgical formation of a permanent gastric fistula through the abdominal wall. The term originated from the Greek words "lapara" meaning flank, "gaster," meaning belly, and "stoma," meaning mouth. Laparogastrostomy is...
- celioenterotomy. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p394
A definition of the term "celionterotomy," which refers to an incision through the abdominal wall to access the intestines, is presented.
- Classification�Important Step to Improve Management of Patients with an Open Abdomen. Bj�rck, Martin; Bruhin, Andreas; Cheatham, Michael; Hinck, Daniel; Kaplan, Mark; Manca, Guiseppe; Wild, Thomas; Windsor, Alastair // World Journal of Surgery;Jun2009, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p1154
This short report is a distillation of the proceedings from a consensus group meeting in January 2009. It outlines a proposed classification system for patients with an open abdomen (OA). The classification allows (1) a description of the patient�s clinical course; (2) standardized clinical...
- The impact of preoperative biological therapy on complications after abdominal surgery for inflammatory bowel disease. Yamamoto, Takayuki; Shiraki, Manabu // Gut;Mar2013, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p475
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Preoperativebiological therapy and short-term outcomes of abdominal surgery in patients with inflammatory bowel disease," by M. Waterman, W. Xu, A. Dinani, et al in a 2013 issue.
- Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair: A Long-Term Comparison of Sepramesh and Dualmesh in a Rabbit Hernia Model. Johnson, Eric K.; Hoyt, Christopher H.; Dinsmore, Robert C. // American Surgeon;Aug2004, Vol. 70 Issue 8, p657
Surgeons are faced with a wide variety of mesh products, which they can use to perform tension-free abdominal wall hernia repair. The purpose of this study is to compare Sepramesh (SM) and Dualmesh (DM) in terms of strength of tissue incorporation, mesh shrinkage, and adhesiogenesis. We...
- Intra-Abdominal Adhesions After Open and Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: An Experimental Model. Ca�nzos, Miguel; Rodr�guez-Segade, F.; Martinez-Castro, J.; Prieto, D.; Becker, M. R.; Aneiros, F.; Cortes, J. // Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques;Apr2006, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p108
Purpose: To evaluate the incidence of intra-abdominal adherences after open and laparoscopic cholecystectomy, on the basis of an experimental study in pigs. Materials and Methods: A total of 40 female pigs, mean weight 25 kg, underwent open cholecystectomy by right subcostal laparotomy (group A,...
- gastrostoma. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p934
A definition of the term "gastrostoma," which refers to a fistula or a passage created from the stomach through the abdominal wall, is presented.