Background Although pneumatosis cystoides intestinalis (PCI) is observed in patients who are on corticosteroid treatment, most patients have underlying diseases requiring long-term corticosteroid treatment. Herein, we present a rare case of a patient with aseptic meningitis who had PCI of the ascending colon while receiving betamethasone treatment.
Background Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) allows the en bloc resection of tumors and is particularly indicated for T1 colorectal cancer. The number of patients undergoing additional surgery after colorectal ESD is increasing. This study aimed to retrospectively evaluate the efficacy and long-term outcomes in patients with additional surgery.
Purpose To identify the impact of the severity of diverticular disease on long-term quality of life.
Background Recently, minimally invasive techniques to avoid radical excisions of the pilonidal sinus with long-lasting secondary wound healing were developed. We describe a rare case of an intrapelvic, pararectal recurrence of a pilonidal sinus, who was innovatively treated with flexible endoscopy.
Background Few maintenance therapeutic options are available for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Data on the effects of continuing 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) treatment in patients who commence on biologics as maintenance treatment remain scarce. We evaluated IBD patient outcomes after continuation/discontinuation of 5-ASA when biologics were administered as maintenance treatment.
Background Osseous metaplasia of the gastrointestinal tract is exceedingly rare. Associated with colorectal cancer, juvenile polyps , and inflammatory polyps, the exact etiology is still unknown. We present a case report on a young male with recurrent rectal polyps and rectal bleeding. Histopathology revealed an inflammatory polyp with focal osseous metaplasia.
Background Patient-related risk factors for wound dehiscence after colorectal surgery remain obscure.
Background The steep learning curve for safe introduction of transanal total mesorectal excision (TaTME) highlights the need for mentored training reserved for surgeons with expertise in minimally invasive colorectal surgery and transanal surgery. Video-based education in minimally invasive surgery is considered by surgical trainers as a useful teaching aid to maximize learning. This study aims to systematically assess the availability and quality of online TaTME videos.
Objective To assess the impact of age on toxicity and efficacy outcomes of metastatic colorectal cancer treated with 5FU-based combination chemotherapy.
Background It remains controversial whether patients benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy (ACT) after resection of pulmonary metastasis (PM) from colorectal cancer (CRC). This meta-analysis was intended to evaluate the efficacy of ACT in patients after resection of PM from CRC.