Monthly Archives: July 2012


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A. Epidemiology The peak incidence of urinary calculi is in the third to fifth decades. Stones are more prevalent in men than in women. Stone incidence is increased during the late summer months. Dietary factors leading to stone formation include low water intake and high protein or oxalate (leafy green […]

Hepatic Cysts

Hepatic Cysts can be divided into nonparasitic cysts and echinococcal cysts. A. Nonparasitic cysts Nonparasitic cysts generally are benign. They can be solitary or multiple and often are identified incidentally on imaging for other symptoms. Asymptomatic cysts require no treatment regardless of size. Large cysts may be symptomatic because of […]

Amebic Liver abscess

Amebic abscess should be considered in every case of solitary hepatic abscess. Amebiasis is caused by the protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. This parasite exists in two forms: an infective cyst stage and a trophozoite stage, which is the form that causes invasive disease. Amebic liver abscess is the most common extraintestinal […]

Pyogenic liver abscesses

Pyogenic abscesses in the liver occur secondary to other sources of bacterial sepsis. Up to 60% of cases arise from direct spread of bacteria from biliary infections such as empyema of the gallbladder or cholangitis. Ruptured appendicitis or diverticulitis are other potential sources for bacterial seeding to the liver. Pathogenesis. […]

Hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma

The annual incidence of Hepatocellular carcinoma in the United States is approximately 2.4/100,000. The incidence is rising rapidly due in large part to the hepatitis C epidemic. There is a 2 to 3:1 male-to-female predominance. The incidence in African American men is almost twice that in white men. HCC is diagnosed mainly in […]

Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH)

Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is the second-most-common benign hepatic tumor, constituting about 8% of cases. The pathogenesis of FNH is a matter of debate. In the past, it was thought to be either a hamartoma or a neoplasm. Currently, it is thought to represent a nonneoplastic, hyperplastic response to a […]

Hemangioma of Liver

Hemangioma is the most common benign liver tumor, with the prevalence (estimated from autopsy series) ranging from 3% to 20%. The majority are diagnosed in middle-aged women, and there is a female-to-male ratio of 5 to 6:1. The pathogenesis of hemangiomas is poorly understood. They are thought to represent hamartomatous […]

Chronic Pancreatitis

Chronic Pancreatitis is caused by alcohol abuse in the majority of patients. Other etiologies include idiopathic or metabolic (hypercalcemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, hyperparathyroidism, cystic fibrosis) factors, drugs, trauma, and congenital abnormalities

Acute Pancreatitis

What is Acute Pancreatitis? Acute Pancreatitis is an inflammatory process of variable severity. Most episodes of acute pancreatitis are self-limiting and associated with mild transitory symptoms that remit within 3 to 5 days.  . The exact mechanism by which various etiologic factors induce acute pancreatitis and with such variable severity is […]

Pancreatic Cancer

1   Risk factors for  Pancreatic Cancer An increased risk of pancreatic cancer has been associated with smoking, alcoholism, hereditary disorders [familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP), van Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL), hereditary breast cancer, Gardner syndrome], and chronic pancreatitis. The association with alcohol-induced pancreatitis is related to concurrent chronic pancreatitis and the […]

Anal Cancers

Types- Squamous cell carcinoma behaves like cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, is well differentiated and keratinizing, and is treated with wide local excision and chemoradiation if large. Basal cell carcinoma is a rare, male-predominant cancer and is treated with local excision. Bowen disease is intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma. It is rare […]


The colostomy construction technique depends on whether the goal is decompression or diversion. Ongoing surveillance of the remaining colon is necessary but often overlooked in patients with colostomies


Ileostomy creation and care was revolutionized with the description of the eversion technique by Brooke in 1952. Eversion eliminates the serositis reaction commonly observed from the proteolytic ileal effluent. Another advance has occurred with the widespread employment of trained nurse enterostomal therapists to educate and care for patients with ostomies. […]

Why dose colon cancer occur?

Familial cancer syndromes account for 10% to 15% of colorectal cancers .

Sporadic cancers account for approximately 85% of colorectal neoplasia. Although no inherited genetic mutation can be identified, first-degree relatives of patients with colorectal cancer have a three- to ninefold increase in the risk of developing the disease.

Colon cancer treatment in bangalore

Colon cancer treatment Bangalore India & cost

Best colon cancer treatment doctor in Bangalore Dr Adarsh M Patil mbbs ms  Is one of the leading cancer surgeons in Bangalore . 15 years of experience in eminent hospitals like Manipal Hospital, Apollo Hospitals and Narayana Hrudalaya in Bangalore. He has experience of treating numerous colon cancer patients in  Bangalore successfully .   […]

Crohn disease

Crohn disease is a transmural inflammatory process that can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus. It has a female predominance. The disease has a segmental distribution, with normal mucosa interspersed between diseased areas of bowel. Common symptoms include diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea and […]

Ulcerative colitis

What is Ulcerative colitis ? Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory process of the colonic mucosa characterized by alterations in bowel function, most commonly bloody diarrhea with tenesmus. It has a male predominance. The disease always involves the rectum and extends continuously variable distances in the proximal colon. Patients often have abdominal […]

Perianal abscess treatment in Bangalore & Cost

Cryptoglandular abscess results from infection of the anal glands in the crypts at the dentate line. The initial abscess occurs in the intersphincteric space. Infection then can spread (1) superficial to the external sphincter into the perianal space, (2) through the external sphincter into the ischiorectal space (which in turn may connect posteriorly via the deep postanal space, resulting in a horseshoe abscess), or (3) deep to the external sphincter into the supralevator space.

Laparoscopic Rectal prolapse surgery in Bangalore & Cost

Rectal prolapse surgeon in Bangalore Dr Adarsh M Patil mbbs ms  Is one of the leading surgeons in Bangalore .15 years of experience in eminent hospitals like Manipal Hospital, Apollo Hospitals and Narayana Hrudalaya in Bangalore. He has experience of treating numerous Rectal prolapse  patients successfully in Bangalore . He believes in that […]


Appendectomy is the most common urgently performed surgical procedure.

Lifetime risk of undergoing appendectomy is between 7% and 12%.

The maximal incidence occurs in the second and third decades of life.

Acute Abdominal Pain

Evaluation of the patient with acute abdominal pain requires a careful history and physical examination by a skilled physician in conjunction with selective diagnostic testing. Acute abdominal pain is the most common general surgical problem presenting to the emergency department.

Neoplasms of the small bowel

Neoplasms of the small bowel occur infrequently and account for fewer than 2% of all GI neoplasms. Tumors of the small intestine present insidiously with vague, nonspecific symptoms. Most benign tumors are diagnosed incidentally; however, they can act as lead points in an intussusception.

Crohn Disease

Crohn Disease is an idiopathic, chronic, granulomatous inflammatory disease that can affect any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus. It is an incurable,slowly progressive disease characterized by episodes of exacerbation and remission. The incidence is 4/100,000, with a bimodal age distribution among those 15 to 29 and 55 to 70 years old.