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Colon irrigation causes lymphocyte movement from gut-associated lymphatic tissues to peripheral blood.

Abstract Title: Colon irrigation causes lymphocyte movement from gut-associated lymphatic tissues to peripheral blood. Abstract Source: Biomed Res. 2009 Oct;30(5):311-4. PMID: 19887728 Abstract Author(s): Yoko Uchiyama-Tanaka Abstract: It is well established that the intestine is an important site responsible for the local immune system. It is speculated that people suffering from constipation and carrying fecal residues in the intestine may have a decreased function of this immune system. In this study, colon irrigation, which is cleansing of the colon using a simple hydrotherapy instrument, was performed in 10 subjects with or without the disease. The number of leukocytes and their demarcation were then evaluated. The number and ratio of lymphocytes increased significantly after irrigation. This result suggested that colon irrigation might induce lymphocyte transmigration from gut-associated lymphatic tissues into the circulation, which may improve colon and immune system function. Article Published Date : Oct 01, 2009
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Presence of colon carcinoma cells at the resection line may cause recurrence following stapling anastomosis.

Related Articles Presence of colon carcinoma cells at the resection line may cause recurrence following stapling anastomosis. Asian J Surg. 2018 Feb 14;: Authors: Hsu TC, Chen MJ Abstract BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: The presence of carcinoma cells in the suture line may result in local recurrence. The purpose of this study was to assess whether carcinoma cells were present along the resection line where the distal clamp was applied. METHODS: During surgery, the rectum was clamped at least 3 cm distal to the palpable margin of the tumor mass. The rectum was divided distal and proximal to the clamp. The tissue inside the clamp was rinsed with normal saline, and the irrigation solution was sent for cytologic examination. RESULTS: In 134 patients with carcinoma of the rectosigmoid colon or rectum, we found four (3.0%) cases of positive cytology, and five cases (3.7%) with cytology indicting the presence of atypical cells highly suspicious for malignancy. It was postulated that the trapping of cancer cells in a double-staple anastomosis line may have resulted in local recurrence. CONCLUSION: This study indicates that double staple-line recurrence is related to the shedding of cancer cells during dissection and clamping. PMID: 29454572 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]