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Functional Outcome and Quality of Life After Restorative Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis in Elderly Patients

Functional Outcome and Quality of Life After Restorative Proctocolectomy and Ileal Pouch-Anal Anastomosis in Elderly Patients

Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis is the surgical treatment of choice for patients with medically refractory ulcerative colitis, ulcerative colitis with dysplasia or cancer, or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), regardless of their age.

The aim of the paper was to report our 6-year experience of restorative proctocolectomy and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in elderly population at the tertiary referral centre.

Chart review was performed for four patients undergoing ileal pouch-anal anastomosis from 2006 to 2010. Preoperative histopathologic diagnosis was ulcerative colitis. We collected data regarding patients' demographics, type and duration of disease, previous operations and indications for surgery. We analyzed the operative protocols and postoperative pathologic diagnosis. Early (within 30 days after surgery) and late complications were noted. Follow-up was conducted upon annual function and quality of life questionnaire, physical examination and endoscopic evaluation of the pouch.

Postoperative histopathologic diagnoses were: ulcerative colitis (n=2) and indeterminate colitis (n=2). The average age of the operated patients was 59 years. The mean duration of the follow-up was four years. We report two cases of steroid use prior to operation as well as two cases of extraintestinal manifestations. We report no septic complications and two cases of pouchitis. Functional results and quality of life were good to excellent in all four cases of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.

Restorative proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis in elderly people is a safe procedure with low morbidity rate. Functional results are generally good and patient satisfaction is high.

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Extremely Locally Advanced Ovarian Malignant Mixed Mullerian Tumor in 37-Years-Old Female

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Ovarian carcinosarcomas, rare variant of ovarian carcinoma, composed of both carcinomatous and mesenchymal components, solid and/or cystic, fleshy and hemorrhagic, frequently spreading beyond the ovary, are treated with surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy according to the treatment principles of ovarian carcinomas due to the small number of reported cases and lack of randomized studies. We report a case of a 37-year-old woman with clinical signs of extremely locally advanced tumor of ovarian origin, infiltrating the lower left quadrant of the abdominal wall with necrosis of the covering skin. Prior biopsy of the left ovary and omentum confirmed poorly differentiated serous adenocarcinoma. Bulky tumor the size of a child’s head, originating from the left ovary and infiltrating into the lower left quadrant abdominal wall was debulked with wide excision of the abdominal wall and creation of wide defect of the lower left part of abdominal wall covered with Dexon mesh. After the recovery, the medial part of the defect with exposed mesh was closed with pedicled tensor fasciae latae fasciomyocutaneous flap, while the lateral part of the defect was covered with split thickness skin graft. Optimal surgical cytoreduction and adjuvant chemotherapy in case of extremely locally advanced ovarian malignant Müllerian tumor provide satisfactory recurrence-free survival period.

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Effect of Adding Dexamethasone as a Ropivacaine Adjuvant in Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Inguinal Hernia Repair

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Background: The transverses abdominals plane block (TAP) is a regional anesthesia technique that provided analgesia to the parietal peritoneum, skin and muscles of the anterior abdominal wall. The aim of this randomized double-blind study was to evaluate postoperative analgesia on patients undergoing open inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia (GA), (GA + TAP) block preformed with ropivacaine and (GA + TAP-D) block preformed with ropivacaine and 4 mg dexamethasone.

Methods: 90 (ASA I-II) adult patients for unilateral open inguinal hernia repair were included in this study. In group I (n = 30) patents received only general anesthesia (GA). Patients in group II (n = 30) received GA and unilateral TAP block with 25 ml of 0.5% ropivacaine and the patients in group III (n = 30) received GA and unilateral TAP-D block with 25 ml of 0.5% ropivacaine + 4 mg Dexamethadsone. In this study we assessed the pain score - VAS at rest at 2, 4, 6, 12 and 24 hours after the operation and the total analgesic consumption of morphine over 24 hours.

Results: There were statistically significant differences in the VAS scores between group I, group II and group III at all postoperative time points - 2hr, 4hr, 6hr, 12hr and 24hr. (p < 0.00001). The cumulative 24 hours morphine consumption after the operation was significantly lower in group III (5.53 1.21 mg) than in group II (6.16 2.41 mg) and group I (9.26 2.41 mg). This difference is statistically significant (p < 0.00001).

Conclusion: Concerning the inguinal hernia repair we found better postoperative pain scores and 24 hours reduction of the morphine consumption in group III (GA and TAP-D block) compared with group I (GA) and group II (GA + TAP block).

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