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  • Absite Topic Review General Surgery Nir Hus, MD, PhD. Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami Beach
  • Topics
    • 1) Rx Postop Parotitis.
    • 2) Rx Non-healing burn wound.
    • 3) Dx Ruptured tubal pregnancy.
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  • Parotitis
    • Can occur in the surgical patient and identified during the postoperative period.
      • Particularly in elderly
      • Dehydrated individuals.
    • Therapy should be directed toward
      • Rehydration
      • Enhancing salivation
      • Ensuring that no mechanical obstruction of the duct of Stensen is present
      • Obtaining stains and cultures
      • Administering antibiotics directed against S. aureus, which is the most common offending organism.
      • In ICU patients who are often colonized with gram-negative bacteria, the possibility of gram-negative bacterial parotitis should be considered and appropriate empiric therapy used.
      • I&D
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  • Rx Non-healing burn wound.
    • Q: 30 y.o veteran suffered a burn wound to arm 2 nd or 3 rd degree over one year ago and the wound is ulcerated. What to do next.
      • A: Marjolin ’s tumor – need Bx
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  • Ulcers associated with burns
    • Curling ’s ulcer – gastric ulcer that is associated with burns.
    • Marjolin ’s ulcer – highly malignant squamous cell CA.
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  • Dx Ruptured tubal pregnancy
    • An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized ovum implants at a site other than the endometrial lining of the uterus.
    • Ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube in 97% of cases, with 55% in the ampulla; 25% in the isthmus; 17% in the fimbria; and 3% of cases within the abdomen, ovary, and cervix.
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  • Pathophysiology
    • Ectopic pregnancies are primarily due to prior tubal/genital infection or surgery, fallopian anatomic abnormalities, or endometrial abnormalities.
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    • Physical: Physical examination is unreliable for clinicians who face this significant diagnostic challenge. Abbott et al and Stovall et al reported an alarming rate of missed and/or delayed diagnoses in the ED. Although findings at physical examination may be variable, they may include the following:
      • Vaginal bleeding may be mild or absent. Abdominal pain may be minimal or severe.
      • Shoulder pain is suggestive of peritoneal free fluid (significant hemorrhage).
      • Ectopic pregnancies can be accompanied by sloughing material, which is suggestive of a miscarriage.
      • Adnexal masses may be palpable in only 60% of patients (under anesthesia).
      • Tenesmus or syncope may occur.
      • Clinical shock may occur after rupture.
      • No combination of physical findings may reliably exclude the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
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  • Lab Studies:
    • Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) levels.
      • The discriminatory zone of beta-HCG levels is the level above which a normal intrauterine pregnancy reliably is visualized.
    • The absence of an intrauterine pregnancy when the HCG level is above the level in the discriminatory zone represents an ectopic pregnancy or a recent abortion.
    • Serial blood cell counts should be determined to quantify blood loss.
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  • Imaging
    • A definite ectopic pregnancy is characterized by the presence of a thick, brightly echogenic, ringlike structure outside the uterus, with a gestational sac containing an obvious fetal pole, yolk sac, or both.
    • Pregnancy of unknown location occurs with an empty uterus on endovaginal sonograms in patients with serum beta-HCG levels greater than the discriminatory cutoff value. In this case, an ectopic pregnancy is considered present until proven otherwise. An empty uterus may also represent a recent abortion.
    • Other ultrasonographic findings include an adnexal mass, free cul-de-sac fluid, and/or severe adnexal tenderness upon palpation with the probe. Patients with no definite intrauterine pregnancy and the aforementioned findings are thought to have a high risk for ectopic pregnancy.
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  • Tx
    • Laparotomy is required for ovarian, abdominal, and intraligamentous pregnancy.
    • Careful curettage, packing of the cervix and uterine cavity, possible hysterectomy may be required for a cervical pregnancy.
    • An unruptured tubal pregnancy of less than 4 mm in diameter may be treated by salpingostomy by means of laparoscopy.
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