Tag: Gastroenterology

Power Spiral enteroscopy -Boon in Obscure GI bleed

Dr.Praveen kumar (Gastroenterology, )

70 yr old Female came with c/o loose stools with melena.No h/o DM/HTN/CAD.She had severe Pallor and her HR 102/min BP-110/70 mm hg .Systemic examination is normal.Investigations showed low hemoglobin of 3.6 g/dl .Prbc transfusion done . USG- No evidence of CLD. OGD showed Hiatus hernia/Grade B esophagitis. No varices and Colonoscopy showed altered blood seen throughout colon and ileum. Pt underwent total enteroscopy using the newly developed Motorised Spiral enteroscopy(Olympus) which showed Angiodysplasia in jejunum and ileum.Through enteroscopy APC of the lesion done.


Dr. Dr Anju (Gastroenterology, )

35 year old gentleman, diagnosed chronic kidney disease in 2010 ,received renal allograft in August 2014.His native kidney disease was IgA Nephropathy.In November 2019 he developed graft dysfunction and hemodialysis was initiated. He presented with Hb 5 g/dl. His stool occult blood was positive. CT Angiography showed jejunal loop thickening? ischemia/enteritis. Push enteroscopy revealed jejunal ulcerations with polypoidal protrusions. Jejunal biopsies showed amyloid deposition in the lamina propria with Congo red stain demonstrating apple green birefringence under polarized light.

An interesting case of colovaginal fistula.

Dr.Rithu (Gastroenterology, )

A 62 year old lady presented with history of recurrent urinary tract infection since six months , left lower abdominal pain since 3 months and occassional faeculent discharge per vaginum since 1 month. On examination there was tenderness in left iliac fossa. CT abdomen showed sigmoid diverticulitis with microperforation and pericolic abscess formation. She underwent laparotomy , dismantling of colovaginal fistula, primary closure of vaginal opening and anterior resection.

Advances in sepsis: Lecture summary Dr Abby Cyriac

Dr.Rajeev (Gastroenterology, General Practice / Family Medicine, )

The concept of sepsis has changed considerably over the years. Newer methods of diagnosis and prognostic markers are discussed in this lecture by Dr Abby Cyriac focusing on sepsis especially in the cirrhotic patient. Click on images for highlights. This is part of Cochin IMA’s lecture summary series that will help other doctors enjoy the content of CME programs.

The use of Ranitidine: a practice update

Dr.Prakash (Gastroenterology, General Practice / Family Medicine, )

Ranitidine is a drug used by millions of patients worldwide. Costing less than a rupee, it was an economical and effective choice. Lately it has come under scrutiny, prompting questions from several practising doctors. This document provides the present status. As it exceeds 600 characters, it is being uploaded as an image. Click the image to view document.

Painful swallowing in a woman with acne

Dr.Rajeev (Gastroenterology, General Practice / Family Medicine, )

A 27 year-old woman with acne came with painful swallowing of ten days duration, not responding to Ranitidine prescribed by her GP. The pain was located in the mid chest. She denied medication intake. Upper GI endoscopy revealed a tiny 3 mm ulcer in the mid Esophagus. It was difficult to detect, and required careful examination. On later questioning the patient recalled taking Doxycycline recently for acne after consulting a dermatologist.

Mucocele Appendix

Dr.Prasad (Upper Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary, Gastrointestinal, )

59year male patient presented with recurrent abdominal pain right lower abdomen.CECT abdomen suggestive of mucocele of appendix.Laparoscopic assisted Rt hemicolectomy performed.Biopsy suggestive of low grade mucinous neoplasm.

Summary of Obesity CME: About Lifestyle, Diets, Medications, Surgery

Dr.JEFFEY (Gastroenterology, )

As part of Cochin IMA’s academic initiative, the summary of CME programs will be published on JCP-IMA. As the abstract exceeds 600 characters, it is being published as an image. This abstract is from Weight Loss CME by Aster Medicity 24.11.19.

All cysts in the liver are not benign

Dr.Prakash (Gastroenterology, Upper Gastrointestinal & Hepatobiliary, General Surgery, )

A 55 year old lady presented with upper abdominal pain and fullness of 3 months duration. A triple phase CT scan revealed (Fig1) A multiloculated cystic lesion measuring 9 x 8 cm from the right lobe of liver with multiple enhancing septae and solid areas with intense enhancement of some of the septae on arterial phase. Biliary cystadenocarcinoma was considered on CT scan. Hydatid serology was negative. She underwent surgery of the lesion with safe margin of liver. Histopathology revealed sarcomatoid hepatocellular carcinoma, confirmed with IHC. There is no role for follow up in such cases

Power of Palliation

Dr.JOHNY (Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary, Medicine, )

A delirious 86 year old man was brought with high jaundice, cholangitis and cachexia. Evaluation revealed an advanced periampullary CA with inaccessible papilla. Didn't want to encourage them for any invasive interventions but they insisted saying he had a strong last wish to attend marriage of his grand daughter which was one month later. So EUS guided choledochoduodenostomy was done. He had a surprising recovery. One year has passed now and he is having a near normal quality of life for age. Now he has changed his last wish...viz. baptism of his great grand child!