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Archive for May, 2012

Unusual causes of bowel obstruction: Gallstone ileus

30 May, 12 | by Emma

We all learned that causes of bowel obstruction may be defined as in the wall, inside the lumen and outside the wall. Here is a collection of cases where the causes and consequences are slightly more unusual than adhesions, hernia and carcinoma…

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Imaging the acute abdomen invariably reveals surprising diagnoses. Here are some exceptional images in the investigation of small bowel obstruction…

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Gallstone ileus

Biliary disease: The hot rim sign on hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HIDA) with CT correlation

24 May, 12 | by Emma

How is the biliary tree best imaged? Here is a case where multiple modalities are used to demonstrate acute cholecystitis where the diagnosis is initially in doubt.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

The hot rim sign on hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HIDA) with CT correlation

Biliary disease: Asymptomatic omental granuloma following spillage of gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy protects patients and influences surgeons’ decisions

16 May, 12 | by Emma

We have all wondered about the consequences of spilling gallstones into the abdomen during cholecystectomy. Here the authors describe an unusual complication.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Asymptomatic omental granuloma following spillage of gallstones during laparoscopic cholecystectomy protects patients and influences surgeons’ decisions: a review

Biliary disease: Intra and extra-hepatic cystadenoma of the biliary duct

10 May, 12 | by Emma

Biliary disease

We have chosen a series of cases that reflect the broad range of presentations and complications arising from biliary pathology. The cases are a mixture of unusual lesions, complicated anatomy that makes intervention a challenge, novel techniques and unusual findings.

In this paper the authors describe a case of painless obstructive jaundice in a 62 year old woman caused by an uncommon benign neoplasm of the biliary system.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Intra and extra-hepatic cystadenoma of the biliary duct. Review of literature and radiological and pathological characteristics of a very rare case.

Flail chest from blunt thoracic trauma

2 May, 12 | by Emma

Rarely are we in a position to show such spectacular video images in disease. We present video footage of flail segment excursions following blunt trauma and invite a discussion around the physiology involved and the management of this patient.

Seema Biswas
Editor-in-Chief

Flail chest from blunt thoracic trauma

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