Items tagged “general surgery”

370 results found
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Fluoroscopy post sleeve gastrectomy

  Diagnosis not applicable
Eric F Greif
Published 02 Nov 2013
47% complete
Fluoroscopy
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Fluoroscopy post sleeve gastrectomy

  Diagnosis not applicable
Eric F Greif
Published 02 Nov 2013
44% complete
X-ray
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Esophageal perforation

  Diagnosis certain
Henry Knipe
Published 02 Dec 2013
98% complete
CT Fluoroscopy
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Esophageal perforation

Esophageal perforation is a rare but serious medical emergency with a very high mortality rate, especially if the diagnosis is delayed. Epidemiology Most patients are in their sixties with a slight male predominance 5.  Clinical presentation Esophageal rupture is iatrogenic from instrumentat...
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Acute appendicitis

  Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 05 Dec 2013
88% complete
Ultrasound
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Liver trauma

The liver is one of the most frequently damaged organs in blunt trauma, and liver trauma is associated with a significant mortality rate. Epidemiology In blunt abdominal trauma, the liver is injured ~5% (range 1-10%) of the time 1,3. Clinical presentation Patients can present with right uppe...
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Traumatic bowel injury

  Diagnosis almost certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 13 Dec 2013
71% complete
CT
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Renal and colon trauma from gunshot

  Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 13 Dec 2013
95% complete
CT
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Thoracic and abdominopelvic multitrauma

  Diagnosis certain
RMH Core Conditions
Published 13 Dec 2013
98% complete
X-ray CT
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Ileocolic intussusception

  Diagnosis certain
Henry Knipe
Published 13 Dec 2013
95% complete
CT
Article

Splenic trauma

Splenic trauma can occur after blunt or penetrating trauma or secondary to medical intervention (i.e. iatrogenic). The spleen is the most frequently injured internal organ after blunt trauma. Epidemiology In blunt trauma, the spleen can account for up to 49% of abdominal organ injuries 2. Cli...
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Adrenal gland trauma

Adrenal gland trauma most commonly results from blunt force trauma. Epidemiology Adrenal gland trauma is present on 1-2% of CT imaging in blunt trauma although the occurrence is thought to be much higher as injury has been demonstrated at 28% in one autopsy series 1-4.  The right adrenal glan...
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Bowel and mesenteric trauma

Bowel and mesenteric trauma can result from blunt force, penetrating and iatrogenic trauma. CT is the gold standard imaging modality but CT findings are nonspecific 12. Epidemiology The bowel and mesentery are injured in ~2.5% (range 0.3-5%) of blunt force abdominal trauma 1,3,5,8. However not...
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Isolated free fluid in trauma

Isolated free fluid in trauma may or may not represent a significant injury, and this creates a diagnostic dilemma in determining appropriate treatment for these patients.  Epidemiology The presence of isolated free fluid in trauma occurs in 3-5% of blunt trauma patients 1-4. Pathology The c...
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Pancreatic trauma

The pancreas is uncommonly injured in blunt trauma. However, pancreatic trauma has a high morbidity and mortality rate. Epidemiology The pancreas is injured in ~7.5% (range 2-13%) of blunt trauma cases 1,3,7. Motor vehicle accidents account for the vast majority of cases. Penetrating trauma co...
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Body packing

Body packing refers to the internal concealment of drugs within the gastrointestinal tract or other orifices. People who do this may be called body packers, (drug) mules, stuffers, couriers or swallowers. Drugs may be concealed within condoms, foil, latex or cellophane.  Epidemiology There is ...
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Appendicular abscess

  Diagnosis certain
Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda
Published 24 Dec 2013
95% complete
Ultrasound CT
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Incarcerated Spigelian hernia with mechanical small bowel obstruction

  Diagnosis certain
Mohammad A. ElBeialy
Published 31 Dec 2013
95% complete
X-ray CT
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Spigelian hernia causing small bowel obstruction

  Diagnosis certain
Mohammed Al Khader.O.Thabet
Published 09 Jan 2014
95% complete
CT
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Pneumoperitoneum from penetrating stab wounds

  Diagnosis certain
David Cuete
Published 15 Jan 2014
82% complete
CT