Modified technique of meso-Rex shunt in case of insufficient length of the jugular vein graftMeso-Rex shunt (MRS) can relieve portal hypertension and restore a physiological portal flow in patients with portal vein thrombosis. We describe a technical variant where the autologous internal jugular vein (IJV) was too short to bridge the superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and the Rex recessus.
Laparoscopic extraction of an intrahepatic foreign body after transduodenal migration in a childWe report on a 3-year-old boy who, after ingestion of turpentine, had an x-ray and was incidentally diagnosed with an intrahepatic needle. He was asymptomatic with no history of needle ingestion. Imaging (ultrasound and computed tomographic scans) showed a needle in segment 1, close to the inferior vena cava, with a proximal end in contact with the superior angle of the duodenum. Because of the localization of the needle and subsequent risks of complications, removal was proposed. Laparoscopy showed dense adhesions between liver and duodenum, confirming the migration route.
Infected urocolpos and generalized peritonitis secondary to labia minora adhesionsLabia minora adhesions (LMA) are a common finding in young girls. Usually, this condition is asymptomatic and spontaneously disappears during adolescence. We report on a case revealed by infected urocolpos and peritonitis and whose treatment finally required surgical reduction labioplasty.