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The canary (Passeriformes: Fringillidae) as a new host for in Mexico.

Int J Parasitol Parasites Wildl 2018 Dec 22;7(3):445-449. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados en Salud Animal, Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, Mexico.

(Cringoli and Quesada 1991) (Protozoa, Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae) is reported and described from captive canaries forma (Linnaeus 1758) in Mexico. The oöcysts are subspherical, 25.5 × 23. Read More

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December 2018

Giant Left-Sided Amyand's Hernia: A Challenging Procedure in a Rural Hospital.

Case Rep Gastroenterol 2018 Sep-Dec;12(3):646-652. Epub 2018 Nov 14.

Surgery Department, Bengkayang District General Hospital, Bengkayang, Indonesia.

The finding of a vermiform appendix in the case of an inguinal hernia that extends below the midpoint of the inner thigh when the patient is in a standing position is defined as giant left-sided Amyand's hernia. It is a very rare case and significantly challenging in terms of preoperative diagnosis and surgical management. Here we present our experience with a case of a giant left-sided Amyand's hernia that was followed up for 2 months. Read More

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November 2018
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Rare Co-Existence of Amyand's and Littre's Hernia Treated with Appendectomy and Bowel Resection Followed by Polypropylene Mesh Application.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Nov 29;19:1422-1424. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

3rd Department of Surgery, AHEPA University Hospital, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece.

BACKGROUND Amyand's and Littre's hernias are 2 rare types of inguinal hernias, which constitute less than 1% of all types of hernias. Amyand's hernia is characterized mainly by the presence of a vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac, whereas Littre's hernia includes a protrusion of a Meckel's diverticulum into the hernial sac. CASE REPORT In this article, we report a case of co-existence of Amyand's and Littre's hernia in the same sac of a groin hernia. Read More

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November 2018
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First Report of Stubby-Root Nematode, , on Onion in Georgia, U.S.A.

J Nematol 2018 ;50(3):453-455

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Office, Tattnall County, Reidsville, Georgia, 30453.

Onions ( Allium cepa L.) are the leading vegetable crop in Georgia accounting for 13.7% of total state vegetable production ( Wolfe and Stubbs, 2017 ). Read More

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January 2018
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[Appendectomy: open versus laparoscopic versus single port : Evidence for choice of surgical procedure].

Chirurg 2018 Nov 12. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Klinik für Allgemein‑, Viszeral‑, Thorax- und Gefäßchirurgie, Klinikum Südstadt, Südring 81, 18059, Rostock, Deutschland.

The treatment of choice in acute appendicitis is still the surgical removal of an inflamed vermiform appendix. There is still some disagreement regarding the optimal access route, i.e. Read More

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November 2018
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Imaging the Vermiform Appendix.

Authors:
Steven M Penny

Radiol Technol 2018 Jul;89(6):571-590

Near the ileocecal valve, at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine, lies a blind-ended tube and possible homeostatic regulator called the vermiform appendix. The organ can cause several abdominal maladies that, if left untreated, can result in a complicated recovery or death. Imaging professionals should understand the structure and function of the entire gastrointestinal tract to provide optimal care for patients undergoing diagnostic imaging. Read More

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July 2018
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The vermiform appendix impacts the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Sci Transl Med 2018 Oct;10(465)

Center for Neurodegenerative Science, Van Andel Research Institute, Grand Rapids, MI, USA.

The pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) involves the accumulation of aggregated α-synuclein, which has been suggested to begin in the gastrointestinal tract. Here, we determined the capacity of the appendix to modify PD risk and influence pathogenesis. In two independent epidemiological datasets, involving more than 1. Read More

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October 2018
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Management of atrial fibrillation-flutter: uptodate guideline paper on the current evidence.

J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect 2018 15;8(5):269-275. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Graduate Medical Education, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL, USA.

The term 'flutter' and 'fibrillation' were first coined to differentiate the differences between fast, regular contractions in Atrial Flutter (AFLUT) with irregular, vermiform contractions of Atrial Fibrillation (AFIB). Management of these two diseases has been a challenge for physicians. Rate control (along with rhythm control) is the first line of management for symptomatic AFIB/AFLUT with Rapid Ventricular Rate (RVR). Read More

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October 2018
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Amyand's hernia in an eighteen month old boy: A case report.

J Pak Med Assoc 2018 Oct;68(10):1525-1526

Anesthesia Unit-1, Mayo Hospital, Lahore.

Amyand's hernia is a rare type of hernia in which vermiform appendix is found in the hernial sac. We describe the case of an 18 month old boy in which a non-inflamed appendix was found incidentally in the hernial sac of right sided inguinal hernia while doing herniotomy by Mitchell- Banks' technique. We also discuss the different types of Amyand's hernia and how they can be managed by reviewing the literature. Read More

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October 2018
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Eimeria psittacarae n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeiriidae) from white-eyed parakeets Psittacara leucophthalmus (Müller, 1776) (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae) kept for rehabilitation and reintroduction in the Parque Nacional da Serra dos Órgãos, Southeastern Brazil.

Zootaxa 2018 Aug 14;4459(1):164-170. Epub 2018 Aug 14.

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Veterinárias, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), BR-465 km 7, 23897-000 Seropédica, RJ, Brazil.

A new species of coccidia (Protozoa: Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) found parasitizing the white-eyed parakeet Psittacara leucophthalmus (Müller, 1776) in Brazil is described. Eimeria psittacarae n. sp. Read More

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Vermiform appendix: Normal anatomy.

J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol 2018 Oct;62 Suppl 1:116

Department of Radiology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

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October 2018
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Influence of Cotton Root System Size on Tolerance to Rotylenchulus reniformis.

Plant Dis 2018 Dec 3;102(12):2473-2479. Epub 2018 Oct 3.

Instituto Mato-grossense do Algodão - IMAmt, Primavera do Leste - MT, Brazil.

The factors that influence the ability of cotton to minimize yield loss despite parasitism by Rotylenchulus reniformis (i.e., tolerance) were evaluated for 12 cotton genotypes. Read More

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December 2018
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Diet induced changes in the microbiota and cell composition of rabbit gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT).

Sci Rep 2018 Sep 20;8(1):14103. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Animal Health, NEIKER-Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario, Derio, Bizkaia, Spain.

The gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) is the largest immune organ of the body. Although the gut transient and mucosa-associated microbiota have been largely studied, the microbiota that colonizes the GALT has received less attention. The gut microbiome plays an important role in competitive exclusion of pathogens and in development and maturation of immunity. Read More

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September 2018
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Incarcerated Amyand's hernia: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 10;51:265-267. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Departement of General Surgery and Medical-Surgical Specialty, University of Catania, Catania, Italy.

Introduction: Inguinal hernia may contain vermiform appendix in very rare cases. This particular condition is known as Amyand's hernia and it has an incidence of 1%. Diagnosis is very difficult preoperatively, so it is usually an incidental finding. Read More

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September 2018
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Morphology of immature blow fly Hypopygiopsis infumata (Bigot) (Diptera: Calliphoridae), a potential species of forensic importance.

Acta Trop 2018 Dec 5;188:168-179. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, 50200, Thailand. Electronic address:

Blow flies of the genus Hypopygiopsis are forensically-important, as their larvae are commonly associated with human corpses. Within a forensic entomology context, species identification of specimens collected from human corpses is the initial mandatory step in the investigation. Without identification, complete interpretation of entomological evidence is challenged. Read More

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December 2018
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Intra-operative identification of a De Garengeot hernia: a rare finding and discussion of operative approach.

J Surg Case Rep 2018 Aug 20;2018(8):rjy186. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

General Surgery, Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA, USA.

The presence of an incarcerated vermiform appendix within a femoral hernia defect, a De Garengeot hernia, is distinctly different than an inguinal hernia containing the appendix, an Amyand hernia. The De Garengeot hernia is a rare finding with few reported cases. We present a 35-year-old female with a painful groin mass palpable below the inguinal ligament. Read More

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External Diameter of Vermiform Appendix in Bangladeshi People of Different Age & Sex.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Jul;27(3):487-495

Dr Sharmin Akter Sumi, M Phil Student Thesis Part Complete, Department of Anatomy, Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

This cross sectional descriptive study was performed on 70 postmortem vermiform appendix (male 34 and female 36) to find out the external diameter of vermiform appendix of Bangladeshi people in different age and sex. The specimens were collected from autopsy laboratory of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from October 2016 to March 2017 by purposive sampling technique. The collected samples were divided into four age groups. Read More

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The mitochondrial genomes of the mesozoans sp. and .

Parasitol Open 2018 2;4. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Darwin Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

The Dicyemida and Orthonectida are two groups of tiny, simple, vermiform parasites that have historically been united in a group named the Mesozoa. Both Dicyemida and Orthonectida have just two cell layers and appear to lack any defined tissues. They were initially thought to be evolutionary intermediates between protozoans and metazoans but more recent analyses indicate that they are protostomian metazoans that have undergone secondary simplification from a complex ancestor. Read More

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August 2018
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Amyand Hernia in an elderly patient.

Ann Ital Chir 2018 May 30;7. Epub 2018 May 30.

Introduction: Inguinal hernia is one of the most common surgical entities and often poses technical dilemmas, even for the experienced surgeon. Amyand's hernia is an inguinal hernia; a protrusion of abdominal cavity content through the inguinal canal, with a vermiform appendix.

Case Report: A 77 years old Caucasian male was referred to our institution for the evaluation of a recurrent right inguinal hernia. Read More

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May 2018
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Urachal Carcinoma with Peritoneal Dissemination Treated with Chemotherapy and Surgical Resection Leading to Prolonged Survival with No Recurrence.

Case Rep Urol 2018 13;2018:9836154. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Urology, Kanagawa Cancer Center, Yokohama, Japan.

A 56-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for urachal carcinoma with peritoneal dissemination. He received first-line chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin. After the fifth cycle, a computed tomography (CT) scan revealed abdominal fluid, and his serum tumor marker levels were increased. Read More

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June 2018
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Appendix epidermoid cyst: Presenting as an acute appendicitis.

Authors:
Mahtab Rahbar

Clin Case Rep 2018 Jul 29;6(7):1321-1323. Epub 2018 May 29.

Pathology Department Iran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran.

We report a rare case of a cystic mass in an appendix in a patient who presented nausea, vomiting, and sharp pain in lower right abdomen and mimicking acute appendicitis. Although this entity is very rare, careful physical observation, imaging, and pathology can be helpful to make an accurate diagnosis. Read More

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Increased chronic kidney disease development and progression in diabetic patients after appendectomy: a population-based cohort study.

PeerJ 2018 13;6:e5019. Epub 2018 Jun 13.

Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian hospital, Changhua, Taiwan.

Background: The vermiform appendix serves as a "safe house" for maintaining normal gut bacteria and appendectomy may impair the intestinal microbiota. Appendectomy is expected to profoundly alter the immune system and modulate the pathogenic inflammatory immune responses of the gut. Recent studies have shown that a dysbiotic gut increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Read More

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June 2018
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[Acute appendicitis due to Claudius Amyand's hernia in a newborn with intestinal obstruction].

Pan Afr Med J 2018 31;29:96. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Chirurgie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Mère Enfant, CHU Hassan II Université Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Fès, Maroc.

Claudius Amyand's hernia is defined as the incarceration of the vermiform appendix in the hernia sac. The first reported appendicectomy was performed in 1735. It is very rare among children, hence its frequency is not yet established. Read More

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June 2018
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Orthonectids Are Highly Degenerate Annelid Worms.

Curr Biol 2018 Jun 31;28(12):1970-1974.e3. Epub 2018 May 31.

Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution, Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK. Electronic address:

The animal groups of Orthonectida and Dicyemida are tiny, extremely simple, vermiform endoparasites of various marine animals and have been linked in the Mesozoa (Figure 1). The Orthonectida (Figures 1A and 1B) have a few hundred cells, including a nervous system of just ten cells [2], and the Dicyemida (Figure 1C) are even simpler, with ∼40 cells [3]. They are classic "Problematica" [4]-the name Mesozoa suggests an evolutionary position intermediate between Protozoa and Metazoa (animals) [5] and implies that their simplicity is a primitive state, but molecular data have shown they are members of Lophotrochozoa within Bilateria [6-9], which means that they derive from a more complex ancestor. Read More

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June 2018
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Length of Vermiform Appendix in Bangladeshi People of Different Age and Sex.

Mymensingh Med J 2018 Apr;27(2):257-262

Dr Sharmin Akter Sumi, M Phil Student, Thesis Part, Department of Anatomy, Mymensingh Medical College (MMC), Mymensingh.

A cross sectional descriptive study was performed on 70 postmortem vermiform appendix (male 34 and female 36) to find out the length of vermiform appendix of Bangladeshi people in different age and sex. The specimens were collected from autopsy laboratory of the Department of Forensic Medicine, Mymensingh Medical College, Mymensingh, Bangladesh from October 2016 to March 2017 by purposive sampling technique. The collected samples were divided into four age groups. Read More

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Single-center analysis of appendiceal neoplasms.

Oncol Lett 2018 May 28;15(5):6393-6399. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

Department of Surgery, Tokai University School of Medicine, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1193, Japan.

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the recent trend of diagnosing appendiceal diseases through the analysis of appendectomy materials, stressing the importance of their pathological examination. A clinicopathological assessment of patients undergoing an appendectomy was conducted, based on the pathological examination of resected appendiceal lesions. Using a pathological database of surgical specimens from patients who underwent an appendectomy between March 2002 and September 2014, a retrospective, single-center analysis was performed. Read More

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May 2018
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[Diverticulosis and diverticulitis of the vermiform appendix. Report of a case and review of the literature].

Orv Hetil 2018 May;159(19):768-772

I. Sebészeti Klinika, Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar Budapest.

Diverticulitis of the vermiform appendix is a rare disease with clinical features often similar to conventional acute appendicitis. The importance of appendiceal diverticulosis is the fact that it can lead to an early and a higher incidence of perforation and therefore a higher mortality rate, in contrast to acute appendicitis alone. In this study we present the clinicopathology, diagnosis and therapy of the disease with a review of the literature. Read More

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May 2018
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Isospora lopesi n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the eastern white-throated spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus Vieillot (Passeriformes: Tyranni: Tyrannidae) in South America.

Syst Parasitol 2018 May 2. Epub 2018 May 2.

Departamento de Biologia Animal, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde, Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, BR-465 km 7, Seropédica, Rio de Janeiro, 23897-000, Brazil.

A species of Isospora Schneider, 1881 (Protozoa: Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) considered as new to science is described and characterised molecularly from the eastern white-throated spadebill Platyrinchus mystaceus Vieillot in the Parque Nacional do Itatiaia, southeastern Brazil. Isospora lopesi n. sp. Read More

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Autoamputation of the Appendix in a Chronic Adnexal Abscess.

Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2018 13;2018:6010568. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA.

Autoamputation of the appendix has rarely been described in the literature. We present a case of a pelvic mass, thought to be a dermoid cyst based on preoperative imaging. After surgical removal and pathological examination, the mass was found to be a chronic pelvic abscess containing the right adnexa as well as an autoamputated vermiform appendix. Read More

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February 2018

The Brain-Intestinal Mucosa-Appendix- Microbiome-Brain Loop.

Diseases 2018 Apr 1;6(2). Epub 2018 Apr 1.

Medlab Clinical Ltd., Sydney 2015, Australia.

The brain and the gut are connected from early fetal life. The mother's exposure to microbial molecules is thought to exert in utero developmental effects on the fetus. These effects could importantly underpin the groundwork for subsequent pathophysiological mechanisms for achieving immunological tolerance and metabolic equilibrium post birth, events that continue through to 3-4 years of age. Read More

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Torsion of the Vermiform Appendix: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

Am J Case Rep 2018 Mar 28;19:365-368. Epub 2018 Mar 28.

Department of Surgery, Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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March 2018
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Appendiceal duplication: a new case.

Tunis Med 2017 Apr;95(4):304-306

Duplication of the vermiform appendix is a rare malformation. Few than 100 cases have been reported worldwide. It is usually diagnosed incidentally during emergency appendectomies due to inflammatory processes in the cecal appendix. Read More

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April 2017
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Amyand's hernia with acute gangrenous appendicitis and cecal perforation: A case report and review of the literature.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 14;44:8-10. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Denver Health and the University of Colorado, United States.

Introduction: An Amyand's hernia is a heterogeneous clinical condition defined by the presence of the vermiform appendix within an inguinal hernia sac, which may or may not contain other abdominal contents or pathologic inflammatory changes. Herein we present an exceptionally rare case of an Amyand's hernia containing acute appendicitis and a perforated cecum.

Presentation Of Case: A 46-year-old male with a right inguinal hernia of 2-3 year duration presented to our Emergency Department complaining of acute onset abdominal and groin pain. Read More

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February 2018
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Goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix - An interobserver variability study using two proposed classification systems.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2018 Feb 7;32:51-55. Epub 2017 Nov 7.

Department of Pathology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Electronic address:

Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) is an uncommon tumor of the vermiform appendix. Due to a broad spectrum of morphological differentiation, subclassification and grading of GCCs remains an area of controversy. Two separate systems have proposed classifying GCC tumors into three (classical GCC; adenocarcinoma ex-GCC, signet ring cell type; adenocarcinoma ex-GCC, poorly differentiated carcinoma type) OR two subgroups (low and high grade GCC) based on morphological criteria. Read More

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February 2018
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[A Case of Goblet Cell Carcinoid of the Appendix Treated by Laparoscopic Ileocecal Resection after Diagnosis by Colonoscopic Examination for Positive Occult Blood].

Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 2017 Nov;44(12):1281-1283

Dept. of Surgery, Tsuyama Chuo Hospital.

A79 -year-old woman underwent colonoscopic examination for positive occult blood. Aneoplastic lesion was seen in the orifice of the vermiform appendix. She was referred to our hospital and underwent colonoscopic examination again. Read More

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November 2017
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Ceratomyxa gracillima n. sp. (Cnidaria: Myxosporea) provides evidence of panmixia and ceratomyxid radiation in the Amazon basin.

Parasitology 2018 Aug 17;145(9):1137-1146. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Department of Animal Biology,Institute of Biology, University of Campinas,Caixa Postal 6109,CEP 13083-970, Campinas, SP,Brazil.

We describe a new freshwater myxosporean species Ceratomyxa gracillima n. sp. from the gall bladder of the Amazonian catfish Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii; the first myxozoan recorded in this host. Read More

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August 2018
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Three times a charm… a case of repeat appendicitis status post two prior appendectomies.

Am J Emerg Med 2018 Mar 9;36(3):528.e1-528.e2. Epub 2017 Dec 9.

Hackensack University Medical Center, Emergency Trauma Center, Hackensack, NJ, USA.

Background: Appendicitis is defined as the bacterial proliferation and inflammation of the vermiform appendix, typically caused by a fecalith . There have been a few cases reported in the literature of recurrent appendicitis status post an appendectomy, however there has been no reported case of a recurrence status post two prior appendectomies. We would like to present the first case of recurrent appendicitis status post two prior appendectomies. Read More

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March 2018
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Acute appendicitis presenting as a complicated inguinal hernia: a case of left-sided Amyand's hernia in an elderly man.

J Surg Case Rep 2017 Nov 16;2017(11):rjx224. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

Department of Surgery, The Royal Oldham Hospital, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Oldham, UK.

Amyand's hernia (AH) is characterized by the presence of the vermiform appendix in an inguinal hernia sac. Typically presenting on the right side and with manifestations similar to those seen in complicated hernias, it presents a diagnostic challenge and is frequently only diagnosed intraoperatively. We present the case of a left-sided AH on a 75-year-old man treated with appendicectomy, orchidectomy and hernioplasty without mesh. Read More

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November 2017
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Laparoscopic management of a drain site evisceration of the vermiform appendix, a case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 28;42:29-33. Epub 2017 Nov 28.

Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, EHU-1st November 1954, Oran, Algeria.

Introduction: Peritoneal cavity drainage is not riskless and several publications reported drain induced complications. However, till this day, abdominal drainage is still a subject of divergence between necessity and usual operative practice. We describe in this publication an exceptional complication of drainage, which is the drain site evisceration of the appendix. Read More

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November 2017
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Perforated giant mycotic aneurysm of mitral valve in a drug-addicted young man: Rare complication of infective endocarditis.

Echocardiography 2018 Jan 26;35(1):129-131. Epub 2017 Nov 26.

Cardiac Center Echo-lab, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Italy.

Infective endocarditis (IE) affects patients at high clinical risk and may present as an acute and rapidly progressive, subacute or chronic infection. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography represent the key diagnostic method in IE diagnosis. In particular, three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography represents the imaging technique that allows to establish with adequate accuracy dimensions, shape, and localization of endocarditis vegetations. Read More

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January 2018
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A case report of a de Garengeot hernia in a nonagenarian veteran.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2017 3;41:301-303. Epub 2017 Nov 3.

VA North Texas Health Care System, University of Texas Southwestern, Department of Surgery, Dallas, TX, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: A hernia containing the vermiform appendix [de Garengeot hernia (DGH)] is an exceedingly rare event. Appendicitis occurring in this setting if further unusual. Most cases of DGH are made during inguinal exploration. Read More

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November 2017
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Amyand's Hernia, State of the Art and New Points of View.

Case Rep Surg 2017 17;2017:9598478. Epub 2017 Sep 17.

Department of General Surgery, Carlo Poma Hospital, Mantua, Italy.

Background: Amyand's hernia (AH) is an inguinal hernia containing the vermiform appendix, with an incidence between 0.4% and 1% of all inguinal hernias. Acute or perforated appendicitis can complicate AH. Read More

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September 2017
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Comprehensive phylogeny of acariform mites (Acariformes) provides insights on the origin of the four-legged mites (Eriophyoidea), a long branch.

Mol Phylogenet Evol 2018 02 23;119:105-117. Epub 2017 Oct 23.

USDA, ARS, Systematic Entomology Laboratory, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.

Eriophyoid, or four-legged mites, represent a large and ancient radiation of exclusively phytophagous organisms known from the Triassic (230 Mya). Hypothesizing phylogenetic relatedness of Eriophyoidea among mites is a major challenge due to the absence of unambiguous morphological synapomorphies, resulting in ten published hypotheses placing eriophyoids in various places in the acariform tree of life. Here we test the evolutionary relationships of eriophyoids using six genes and a representative taxonomic sampling of acariform mites. Read More

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February 2018
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A root-knot nematode small glycine and cysteine-rich secreted effector, MiSGCR1, is involved in plant parasitism.

New Phytol 2018 Jan 16;217(2):687-699. Epub 2017 Oct 16.

INRA, Université Côte d'Azur, CNRS, ISA, 400 route des Chappes, 06903, Cedex Sophia-Antipolis, France.

Root-knot nematodes, Meloidogyne spp., are obligate endoparasites that maintain a biotrophic relationship with their hosts. They infect roots as microscopic vermiform second-stage juveniles, and establish specialized feeding structures called 'giant-cells', from which they withdraw water and nutrients. Read More

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January 2018
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Amyand's hernia presenting as an unusual inguinal mass: a case report.

Ann Transl Med 2017 Sep;5(17):346

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA.

Accounting for approximately 0.4-0.6% of all inguinal hernias, Amyand's hernia is a rare condition in which a vermiform appendix is found in an inguinal hernia sac. Read More

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September 2017
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Morphological variation of the caudal fossa of domestic cat skulls assessed with CT and geometric morphometrics analysis.

J Feline Med Surg 2018 Aug 19;20(8):752-758. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

1 Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, UK.

Objectives This study aimed to investigate differences and demonstrate a normal range of morphological variation of the caudal fossa of the cranium of domestic cats. Methods CT scans of 32 domestic cat heads of 11 breeds were included. Isosurfaces from skulls were characterised through three-dimensional geometric morphometrics using geographical landmarks placed on the internal surface of the caudal fossa and foramen magnum. Read More

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Use Of Appendix As Neoureter- A Ray Of Hope.

J Neonatal Surg 2017 Jul-Sep;6(3):64. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Department of Pediatric Surgery, MAMC, New Delhi.

A case of antenatally diagnosed hydronephrosis (later known to be PUJO complicated with urinoma and associated with hypoplasia of entire ureter) was treated using vermiform appendix as replacement. Read More

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Giant gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the vermiform appendix: A case report.

Mol Clin Oncol 2017 Sep 19;7(3):399-403. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) of the vermiform appendix are rare, measuring <3 cm in 82.4% of the reported cases. Neoadjuvant therapy with the receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib mesylate has the potential to improve resectability and organ preservation rates in locally advanced or metastatic/recurrent GISTs. Read More

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September 2017
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