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1/131. In situ repair of a secondary aortoappendiceal fistula with a rifampin-bonded Dacron graft.

    Secondary aortoenteric fistulas remain challenging diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Although the duodenum is most frequently involved, other intestinal segments are possible sites for fistulization. We report here a case of graft-appendiceal fistula revealed by recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding 11 years after abdominal aortic aneurysm replacement. The preoperative diagnosis was not achieved by endoscopy or imaging assessment. Despite recommended principles of total graft excision and extraanatomic bypass, appendectomy and in situ rifampin-bonded graft reconstruction were performed because of the advanced age and poor arterial runoff. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient remains well 17 months after operation.
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2/131. Laparoscopic treatment of an appendiceal mucocele.

    Appendiceal mucocele is a rare entity with a nonspecific preoperative presentation and is diagnosed intraoperatively in a majority of cases. The emphasis lies in accurate pathologic diagnosis, as the final treatment can differ depending on the malignant potential. The case presented was correctly diagnosed preoperatively. Laparoscopic exploration was both diagnostic and therapeutic. This case demonstrates the utility and safety of laparoscopy in the treatment of appendiceal masses.
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3/131. intussusception of a mucocele of the appendix secondary to an obstruction by endometriosis: report of a case.

    We treated a patient with a complete invagination of the cecum which contained a mucocele of the appendix secondary to an obstruction by endometriosis. Preoperatively, a barium enema showed a crab's claw-like area without filling in the oral side of the transverse colon. An emergency laparotomy was performed and revealed a mucocele of the appendix to have induced appendicecal invagination; however, no colonic invagination was observed. An appendicecal resection was thus done. Pathologically, the resected specimen was a mucosal hyperplasia with mucin-secreting lesions of the appendix. The theories regarding the pathogenesis of appendicecal mucocele are reviewed and discussed.
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4/131. Appendiceal diverticulitis.

    We report the case of a 56-year-old man with episodic right lower quadrant abdominal pain. Preoperative evaluation included computed tomography (CT) showing a right lower quadrant phlegmon consistent with cecal diverticulitis or appendicitis. The patient was treated with a short course of bowel rest and antibiotics. Four weeks later, he had an appendectomy. The patient was found to have chronic appendiceal diverticulitis and recovered uneventfully. Histopathologic studies revealed herniated mucosa through the muscular layer associated with chronic inflammation and marked fibrosis. These findings represent appendiceal diverticulitis. Diverticulosis of the appendix is believed to be uncommon and roentgenologic diagnosis of appendiceal diverticular disease is rarely made. We discuss the diagnosis and CT findings of appendiceal diverticulitis and present a thorough review of the literature.
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5/131. Appendico-ileal fistula in cystic fibrosis.

    This report describes a young woman with cystic fibrosis presenting with small bowel obstruction. Intraoperatively, an appendix with a wide lumen was found with a fistula to the distal ileum.
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6/131. Laparoscopic treatment of appendico-cecal intussusception.

    laparoscopy is a therapeutic possibility in pediatric surgery. A case of appendiceal intussusception treated laparoscopically in a 27-month-old girl is presented. The postoperative course was normal.
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7/131. Cecal necrosis: infrequent variant of ischemic colitis. Report of five cases.

    PURPOSE: Spontaneous nonocclusive ischemic colitis involving only the right colon is an infrequent occurrence. Because this problem is less recognized than its counterpart involving the left colon, the correct diagnosis may not be considered. The purpose of this article was to describe the presentation and management of this unusual clinical problem. methods: Five cases of nonocclusive ischemic cecal necrosis are described. Four of the patients presented with right-sided abdominal pain, tenderness, and leukocytosis. The preoperative diagnosis was incorrect in all patients, although cecal necrosis was considered in one. Two patients were thought to have. appendicitis, two were thought to have carcinoma, and one was thought to have a perforated viscus. Each patient underwent a right hemicolectomy and four survived. RESULTS: Each of the patients had ischemic cecal necrosis without evidence of emboli or vasculitis. Although cecal gangrene may occur after systemic hypotension, no such event preceded these patients' presentation. We believe that the patients we treated had a form of nonocclusive ischemic colitis, which occasionally affects only the right colon. CONCLUSION: Ischemic necrosis of the cecum is an infrequent variant of ischemic colitis that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of the elderly patient presenting with right lower quadrant pain.
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8/131. Cecal duplications: a rare cause for secondary intussusception.

    Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare congenital anomalies that may occur at any level from mouth to anus. While the oesophagus and the ileum are the most common sites, duplications of the colon are rare. Two cases of ileocolic intussusceptions in 8-month-old girl and 6-month-old boy who were admitted to our hospital with acute abdomen findings are presented. Intraoperatively, cecal cystic duplications leading intussusception were revealed. intussusception is one of the most important surgical emergence in infancy and typically, it does not involve a lead point in childhood. Although duplication cyst may act as lead point, the review of literature reveals its rarity.
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9/131. Cricketing injuries in children: from the trivial to the severe.

    AIM: To describe the nature of acute cricketing injuries in children presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary level children's hospital. Two cases of severe injuries during a cricket game are reported. METHOD: A retrospective review of presentations to the emergency department from 1993 to April 1998. RESULTS: Sixty cases of cricketing injuries were reviewed. Injuries to the head, hands and forearms were most common. Most injuries were caused by being hit by a ball. A high proportion of cases required operative intervention. length of stay in hospital was only overnight in most cases. The two case reports highlight unusual but severe injuries that caused significant morbidity to the patients involved. CONCLUSION: Although cricket is, by and large, a safe sport, this report will raise awareness of the variety of injuries that can be suffered by children playing the game.
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10/131. Herniation of the hepatic flexure through the foramen of Winslow: a case report.

    Herniation through the foramen of Winslow is among the rarest of internal hernias. Predisposing factors include an enlarged epiploic foramen, a mobile cecum and ascending colon, and an abnormal length of small bowel mesentery. Obstruction, strangulation, and perforation with associated metabolic and septic sequelae are the major complications associated with this disease. We report a case of herniation through the foramen of Winslow in which the diagnosis was established preoperatively.
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