Gregory Dalencourt

Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania, United States

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Publications (3)4.72 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Benign nonepithelial neoplasms of the gallbladder are unusual. The majority of gallbladder neurofibromas are found incidentally in the gallbladder specimens following cholecystectomy. There have been only few reports in the literature describing this rare entity. In this study we report a case of gallbladder neurofibroma presenting as chronic epigastric pain in a young patient. A thirty two year old otherwise healthy man presented to our clinic with chronic epigastric pain symptom after eating. Physical examination, laboratory and radiologic workups were unremarkable for signs of biliary tract diseases. Past medical and surgical histories were significant only for neurofibromatosis type I. Due to persistent symptomatology, the patient was taken to the operating room for a diagnostic laparoscopy followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Open conversion was necessitated because of the presence of a gallbladder mass preventing safe anatomic dissection. Surgical pathology revealed plexiform neurofibroma with noninflamed gallbladder. The postoperative course was unremarkable and the patient was pain free at 3 weeks postoperatively. Benign neoplasms such as gallbladder neurofibroma should be included in the differential diagnosis for chronic epigastric pain symptom in a young otherwise healthy patient with neurofibromatosis. Diagnostic laparoscopy should be considered in an individual presenting with this condition.
    North American journal of medical sciences. 10/2010; 2(10):496-8.
  • Gregory Dalencourt, Mark R Katlic
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    ABSTRACT: Abdominal compartment syndrome is a potential complication of laparotomy, but it is rarely anticipated by thoracic surgeons. We present the case of a 16-year-old girl who manifested this syndrome after emergency repair of a Bochdalek congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Techniques for recognition, measurement, treatment, and prevention are discussed.
    The Annals of thoracic surgery 09/2006; 82(2):721-2. · 3.45 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Liposuction, the most common aesthetic procedure performed in the United States, is not without risk, but the overall complication rate in the literature varies from less than 1% to 9.3%. A 55-year-old woman who had undergone abdominal liposuction with bilateral breast augmentation was hospitalized in a state of profound septic shock. A diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis was made on the basis of findings that included abdominal skin discoloration, subcutaneous emphysema, and air in the subcutaneous plane seen on abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. During the operative procedure for abdominal wall debridement, extensive necrosis of abdominal wall fascia with leakage of bilious fluid from defects in the rectus sheath was found. Subsequent peritoneal cavity exploration showed two perforations in the mid ileum with gross peritoneal cavity contamination.
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 01/2006; 30(6):712-6. · 1.26 Impact Factor