Navigation Links
Pneumatosis cystoids intestinalis after fluorouracil chemotherapy

The mechanism of pneumatosis cystoids intestinalis (PCI) is unclear. The mechanical and bacterial factors are most predominant causes of PCI. Several chemotherapeutic agents recently have been reported to be associated with PCI. Fluorouracil-related PCI has not been described previously. This present case will add to the some reports of patients with fluorouracil related toxity.

A report article to be published on 28 May 2008 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses this case. The present case report is described by Dr. Mimatsu and co workers from Department of Surgery, Social Insurance Yokohama Central Hospital.

Fluorouracil is most commonly used chemotherapeutic agent in clinical oncology treatment. The cytotoxic effect of fluorouracil on intestinal epithelium can play a role in the pathogenesis of PCI. Severe erosion and ulceration in the ileum after fluorouracil chemotherapy is known. This mechanism is thought to be many factors including alteration of the local mucosal blood flow, and thrombosis and vasospasm on the intestinal epithelium. The mechanism of fluorouracil-related PCI is also thought to be a multifactolial bowel toxicity caused by fluorouracil itself. The present case report lead us conjuncture that the possibility of developing PCI in patients undergoing fluorouracil chemotherapy should be kept in mind.


Contact: Lai-Fu Li
World Journal of Gastroenterology

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
2. Work-Family Conflict Dogs Air Force Women After Deployment
3. Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk
4. Billy Graham Home After Hospitalization:
5. Swelling After Knee Injury May Hinder Healing
6. Going on After Loss
7. Discover The Mutter Museum After Dark
8. Cialis Eases Erectile Dysfunction After Spinal Cord Injury
9. Perrigo Vice Chair Mori Arkin To Retire After 30 Years of Service
10. Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina
11. Pill Equals Injection in Preventing Clots After Hip Replacement
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX ... CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will ... and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House ... most popular and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of ... baffled scholars for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United ... the creation of published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, ... spent thirty years in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WAUSAU, Wis. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... formulated standard products to meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities ... team of probiotic experts and tested to meet the highest standard. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation announce a ... sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with trauma-related and ... focused on disruptive health solutions for rare disorders and ... record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and contextual data. ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium ... Master File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has ... clinical programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading ... eTMF platform to increase transparency to enable greater ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... , Sept. 22, 2017  As the latest Obamacare ... Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Lindsey Graham ... that the medical device industry is in an odd ... tax, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales ... also want covered patients, increased visits and hospital customers ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: