Retained antrum syndrome

Q) True about retained antrum syndrome after gastrectomy  are all except

a) It is a persistent hypergastrinemic state

b) It is only seen after Billroth II Gastrectomy

c) Technetium labelled food is not helpful in diagnosing this condition

d) Serum gastrin is usually less than 1000 pg/ml


Answer c

 After billroth II gastrectomy, if a cuff of gastric mucosa remains with duodenum, this entity is called as retained antrum syndrome. This cuff of gastric mucosa is cut off from the proximal stomach and inhibitory effect of hormones such as VIP (Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide)  leading to a persistent hypergastrinemic state. ALso this gastric mucosa is continuously bathed by the alkaline contents of duodenum , which further increases the acid formation.

Both Basal and maximal gastric acid outputs increase but it is not as high as seen in zollinger ellison syndrome. Typically less than 1000 pg/ml

This condition can present as recurrent and persistent ulcerations. Technetium scanning is the diagnostic modality of choice. Treatment is re do surgery and antral excision.

Technetium pertechnate imaging has a sensitivity of 73% and specificity of 100%

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NOTES

Q) Regarding minimal access cholecystectomy all are true except?

a) NOTES can be done transvaginally and transgastrically

b) Transgastric route is preferred

c) SILS is done through single port with multiple instruments avoiding multiple ports

d) SILS has difficulty with triangulation and retraction


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Answer is B

Natural  orifice  transluminal  endoscopic  surgery (NOTES),  which  uses  natural  orifices  (transgastric, colonic,  urethral,  vagina)  to  introduce  an  endoscope,  has been  reported  since  early  2000  as  a  less  invasive  approach to  laparoscopy.  The  first  human  NOTES  transvaginal  cholecystectomy  was  reported  in  2007,  and  later  the  report  of a  hybrid  combination  of  flexible  scope  by  a  transvaginal approach  in  combination  with  an  umbilical  needle  or port  for  laparoscopic  instruments  for  retraction,  dissection,  or  clips  application.  This  hybrid  technique  allowed for  a  quicker  and  safer  procedure;  the  present  deficiency is  in  the  proper  endoscopic  instrumentation. For  the  trans vaginal  approach,  a  Foley  catheter is  placed,  a  dissection  is  performed  in  the  posterior vaginal  cul-de-sac  to  allow  a  port  placement,  and  when the  case  is  over,  the  closure  is  easier  than  a  transgastric or  transcolonic  approach,  which  continues  to  be  an  issue.

Shackelford

Ludwig’s Angina

Q Cause of mortality in Ludwig’s angina
A. Asphyxia
B. Pneumothorax
C. Hemorrhage
D. Sepsis

Answer

Ludwig's angina is an inflammatory  condition of the neck which is due to 

  1. Streptococcal infection
  2. Anaerobic infection
  3. Infection of malignancy in the neck

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Dieulafoy lesion

Diuelafoy lesion which is false? (AIIMS 2018) 
A. Most of the bleed cannot be visualised due to small mucosal defect lies over large arterial
bleed.
B. Large 1-3 mm artery in the submucosa is the source
C. MC in the greater curvature
D. Found within 6 cm from GEJ

Answer 

 

Spinal cord injury

Q) Out of the following which will require Spinal immobilization most?
a. 22 yr Female had a high-speed motor vehicle collision who complains of backpain and no
numbness
b.16 yr male jumped from 6ft landed on both foot denies back pain and weakness
C. Gunshot injury
D. Abdominal injury

Answer is free 

a) 

Spinal cord injuries are a common cause of morbidity and expenditure. Mortality is associated with cervical injuries but not lower spinal cord injuries.

Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause and gunshot injuries the least common for spinal cord injuries.

Mechanism of injury 

  1. Blunt trauma - Direct impingement, Ischemia, compression or bleeding 
  2. Penetrating - Laceration of spinal cord

Chance fracture - is a type of spinal cord fracture in which there is transverse fracture of all vertebral elements

Management

1 Complete immobilisation

2. Management of associated neurogenic shock ( due to loss of sympathetic tone) with vasopressors  and fluids

Sabiston page 420

 

Lymphatic right adrenal

Q) Lymphatic drainage of Right adrenal gland is to 
a. Para aortic group
b. Inter Aortocaval
c. Pre aortic.
d. Para Caval

Answer free 

a)  Para-aortic lymph node.

Small lymphatic channels from both cortex and medulla drain into  the hilum, from where larger calibre lymphatic emerge to drain directly into the lateral group of  para-aortic lymph nodes

  • arterial supply is via three adrenal arteries 
    • superior adrenal artery (from inferior phrenic artery)
    • middle adrenal artery (from abdominal aorta)
    • inferior adrenal artery (from renal artery)
  • venous drainage 
    • adrenal veins emerge from the hilum and drain to different veins depending on the side:
      • left adrenal vein drains to the left renal vein
      • right adrenal gland drains to the IVC

( Grays anatomy)