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    A Rare Encounter with an Expanding Pseudocyst of the Spleen.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 25;2017:9896856. Epub 2017 Dec 25.
    Department of General Surgery, United Mission Hospital, Tansen, Palpa, Nepal.
    Background: Splenic Pseudocyst (SP) is a diagnostic rarity, with cystic lesions of spleen themselves being uncommon. Establishing a preoperative diagnosis could help in specific management but this is rather challenging. Here we present a common presentation of an uncommon diagnosis. Read More

    Hydrogen Peroxide Induced Colitis: A Case Report and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 25;2017:6432063. Epub 2017 Dec 25.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA.
    Constipation is a common condition. Hydrogen peroxide enemas have rarely been reported as a home remedy for constipation in the pediatric age group. We present a case report and literature review of hydrogen peroxide induced colitis in pediatric siblings, aged 2 years and 9 years. Read More

    A Rare Clinical Presentation of Cholangiocarcinoma.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 13;2017:7156838. Epub 2017 Dec 13.
    Gastroenterology Department, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
    Cholangiocarcinoma is an uncommon tumor, often diagnosed in the context of obstructive jaundice. Brain metastasis rarely occurs with the cerebellum being a rare site of spread of this type of tumor. Few cases of cholangiocarcinoma have been reported in the literature and this type of tumor is associated with a very poor outcome. Read More

    Deep Venous Thrombosis and Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism Revealing Silent Celiac Disease: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 12;2017:5236918. Epub 2017 Dec 12.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia.
    Celiac disease (CD) is a systemic, chronic autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed individuals following dietary gluten exposure. CD can present with a wide range of gastrointestinal and extraintestinal manifestations and requires lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet [GFD]. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) as a presentation of celiac disease is unusual and rarely reported. Read More

    Impacted Metallic Spring Requiring Cervical Esophagotomy: A Case Report and Review of the Literature on Foreign Body Removal.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 6;2017:5468131. Epub 2017 Dec 6.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Thomas Jefferson University, 833 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
    Foreign body ingestion is a commonly encountered problem and can cause significant morbidity and mortality. When removal of a foreign body from the upper gastrointestinal tract is indicated, endoscopy is the modality of choice and has a high reported success rate. However, in less than 1% of cases, endoscopic removal of a foreign body is unsuccessful and surgical intervention is necessary. Read More

    Diagnosis and Treatment of Esophageal Granular Cell Tumor: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 22;2017:1071623. Epub 2017 Nov 22.
    Department of Pathology, Transplant Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
    Gastrointestinal granular cell tumors are uncommon. The most common site of gastrointestinal granular cell tumor (GCT) is esophagus. We report a case of esophageal GCT incidentally diagnosed by endoscopy. Read More

    Granulomatous Pancreas: A Case Report of Pancreatic Sarcoid.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 4;2017:1620392. Epub 2017 Dec 4.
    Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, 1 Brookdale Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11212, USA.
    Sarcoidosis is a chronic, systemic, noncaseating granulomatous disease process of unknown etiology. Sarcoidosis most commonly manifests in the lungs; however, gastrointestinal manifestations can occur. If in the GI tract, it is almost always found in the liver. Read More

    A Mysterious DRESS Case: Autoimmune Enteropathy Associated with DRESS Syndrome.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 26;2017:7861857. Epub 2017 Nov 26.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
    Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) is a rare but potentially life-threatening cutaneous hypersensitivity reaction characterized by extensive mucocutaneous eruption, fever, hematologic abnormalities, and extensive organ involvement. Here, we present a case of a young woman with DRESS syndrome following exposure to vancomycin with renal, cutaneous, and gastrointestinal involvement. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case description in the literature of DRESS of the gastrointestinal tract with autoimmune enteropathy. Read More

    A Case of Segmental Arterial Mediolysis Presenting as Mucosal Gastric Hematoma.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 23;2017:3634967. Epub 2017 Nov 23.
    Department of Surgery, Juntendo Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
    Background: Although segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) has been increasingly recognized as arteriopathy and there are some case reports about SAM, it is still very rare. It is characterized clinically by aneurysm, dissection, stenosis, and occlusion within splanchnic arterial branches, causing intra-abdominal hemorrhage or bowel ischemia. Mortality is as high as 50% in acute events. Read More

    Plexiform Fibromyxoma: A Rare Gastric Tumor.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 26;2017:4014565. Epub 2017 Nov 26.
    Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
    Plexiform fibromyxoma is a rare and distinctive benign mesenchymal neoplasm that occurs in the gastric antrum. This tumor has a potential for misdiagnosis as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST). It causes mucosa and vascular ulcerations without advancement of the tumor. Read More

    Corrigendum to "Fatal Systemic Vasoconstriction in a Case of Metastatic Small-Intestinal NET".
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 3;2017:8694296. Epub 2017 Dec 3.
    Department of Clinical Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Ismaningerstrasse 22, 81675 Munich, Germany.
    [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/9810194.]. Read More

    Hyperplastic Polyps and Gastroduodenal Pseudomelanosis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 15;2017:4270248. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    Department of Digestive Diseases and Transplantation, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    Pseudomelanosis is a rare endoscopic finding of the upper gastrointestinal tract characterized by hemosiderin deposits in histiocytes of lamina propria. We report a case of 72-year-old lady on chronic oral iron supplementation diagnosed with gastric hyperplastic polyps with background pseudomelanosis of stomach and duodenum. Concomitant occurrence of gastric pseudomelanosis, duodenal pseudomelanosis, and gastric hyperplastic polyps has never been reported. Read More

    Testicular Cancer Presenting as Gastric Variceal Hemorrhage.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 6;2017:4510387. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital "Dr. José Eleuterio González" and Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, NL, Mexico.
    Testicular cancer is the most common solid malignancy affecting males between the ages of 15 and 35. The symptomatology caused by this tumor varies according to the site of metastasis. We present the case of a 26-year-old male who arrived to the emergency department with hematemesis. Read More

    A Rare Case of Endometrial Cancer Metastatic to the Sigmoid Colon and Small Bowel.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 25;2017:9382486. Epub 2017 Oct 25.
    Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, Madison, WI, USA.
    Metastatic endometrial cancer to the small bowel or colon has been described but is quite rare. We present a case of metastatic endometrial cancer with synchronous metastases to the colon and jejunum identified three years after surgical treatment of early stage endometrial cancer. Read More

    Yogi Detox Tea: A Potential Cause of Acute Liver Failure.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 24;2017:3540756. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Drexel University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    We present a case of acute fulminant liver failure from a liver detoxification tea. We present a 60-year-old female with weakness, lethargy, scleral icterus, jaundice, and worsening mental status. She drank herbal tea three times a day for 14 days prior to symptom development. Read More

    Metastatic Renal Cell Cancer to Thyroid Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration Technique.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 23;2017:6725297. Epub 2017 Oct 23.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.
    Medical literature about the role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in identifying thyroid lesions is limited. We present a case of secondary thyroid cancer from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis, diagnosed by thyroid EUS-fine needle aspiration (FNA) approach that was done for staging of esophageal adenocarcinoma, in a patient with 11-year history of complete right nephrectomy for RCC. An 81-year-old female patient underwent EUS for the evaluation of a newly discovered distal esophageal cancer. Read More

    Gastrointestinal Involvement of Testicular Germ Cell Tumor: A Case Report and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 10;2017:4789259. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Reading Health System, Sixth Avenue and Spruce Street, West Reading, PA 19611, USA.
    Testicular germ cell tumors (GCT) are the commonest solid tumors in young men. Typical presentation is with painless scrotal swelling; however, symptoms related to complications or metastasis may be the initial presentation. Gastrointestinal (GI) metastasis is seen in about 5% of patients with germ cell tumors and presentation is commonly with GI bleed. Read More

    Debut of Gastroesophageal Reflux Concomitant with Administration of Sublingual Immunotherapy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 4;2017:8905372. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is an often debilitating condition characterised by retrograde flow of content from stomach into the oesophagus, where the low pH of the stomach acid irritates the mucosa of the oesophagus. The most dominant symptoms in GORD are pyrosis, regurgitation, and dysphagia. Sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT) was first described in 1986. Read More

    A Severe Case of Tuberculosis Radiologically and Endoscopically Mimicking Colorectal Cancer with Peritoneal Carcinomatosis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 3;2017:6206951. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    Department of Medicine 1, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Division of Gastroenterology, Endocrinology and Pneumology, Ludwig Demling Endoscopy Center of Excellence, Ulmenweg 18, 91054 Erlangen, Germany.
    Although generally rising in incidence, intestinal tuberculosis is still rare in western countries and due to unspecific manifestations mainly as ulcerations on endoscopy, diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis is challenging. Within this report, we describe a case of severe intestinal tuberculosis radiologically and endoscopically masquerading as colorectal cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis. Our case exemplifies that intestinal tuberculosis needs to be considered as a differential diagnosis in patients at risk and that undelayed and sensitive diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis is of central importance for avoiding unfavorable disease outcome. Read More

    Esophageal Lichen Planus: Understanding a Potentially Severe Stricturing Disease.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 4;2017:5480562. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    A 67-year-old woman with a long-standing history of recurrent dysphagia and esophageal strictures failed to respond to aggressive antireflux management. She required multiple dilations for symptomatic strictures that were discovered throughout the esophagus. Intralesional, topical, and systemic glucocorticoid therapies were utilized without resolution in symptoms. Read More

    The Traumatic Tube: Bleeding Rectal Ulcer Caused by Flexi-Seal Device.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 4;2017:5278971. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.
    Diarrhea and fecal incontinence are common in critically ill patients and present a challenging problem in patient management. The Flexi-Seal® Fecal Management System is a device to divert the stools away from the patient, thus improving the care to patients with fecal incontinence. There have been only few case reports describing the complications with the use of this device. Read More

    A Calcium Enterolith in a Patient with Crohn's Disease and Its In Vitro Dissolubility in Citric Acid.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 7;2017:2951547. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.
    The microstructure and dissolubility of a calcified enterolith and enterolith pieces removed from a 26-year-old Japanese woman with Crohn's disease were analyzed using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. The enterolith showed a multilayered structure with fatty acid calcium and magnesium phosphate. The amount of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate decreased after they were immersed in a citric acid solution, suggesting a potential contribution of acidic aqueous solution to elute inorganic substances contained in calcified enteroliths. Read More

    Asymptomatic Pancreatic Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma Diagnosed 21 Years after Nephrectomy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 30;2017:8765264. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Komatsu Municipal Hospital, Ishikawa, Japan.
    This report presents our experience with a case of pancreatic metastasis of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) at a long-term follow-up after nephrectomy. A 73-year-old man underwent nephrectomy for right RCC 21 years ago; computed tomography (CT) scanning on routine follow-up revealed a solid mass in the tail of the pancreas, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed some tumors in the head and tail of the pancreas. The patient was asymptomatic and allergic to contrast medium. Read More

    Gastric Metastasis from Renal Cell Carcinoma, Clear Cell Type, Presenting with Gastrointestinal Bleeding.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 29;2017:5879374. Epub 2017 Aug 29.
    Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA.
    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for 80-85% of all primary renal neoplasms. Although RCC can metastasize to any organ, gastric metastases from RCC are exceedingly rare. A 67-year-old male presented with melena and acute blood loss anemia. Read More

    Percutaneous Endoscopic Management for Oriental Cholangiohepatitis: A Case Report and a Brief Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 27;2017:8575674. Epub 2017 Aug 27.
    Department of Gastroenterology, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD, USA.
    Oriental cholangiohepatitis (OCH) is a disease characterized by intrabiliary pigment stone formation, resulting in recurrent bouts of cholangitis. OCH is found mostly in Southeast Asia but it is occasionally recognized in Western societies. OCH etiology is largely unknown. Read More

    Isolated Splenic Cold Abscesses with Perisplenic Extension: Treated Successfully without Splenectomy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 20;2017:9864543. Epub 2017 Aug 20.
    Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    Splenic tuberculosis (TB) in the form of multiple splenic cold abscesses with perisplenic extensions is a rare disease, especially in an immunocompetent host. It demonstrates diagnostic complexity, which makes identification of the disease difficult. We report a case of an immunocompetent adult male who presented with fever, pain in the left lower chest, decreased appetite, and significant weight loss. Read More

    Caecal Perforation from Primary Intestinal Tuberculosis in Pregnancy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 17;2017:2173724. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
    Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Sarawak General Hospital, Kuching, Malaysia.
    The incidence of tuberculosis (TB) is rising worldwide, despite the efficacy of the BCG vaccination. Populations at greatest risk of contracting TB are migrant communities, as well as immunocompromised individuals. The diagnosis of extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) can often present as a diagnostic conundrum, due to its nonspecific and varied presentation, often mimicking inflammatory bowel disease or malignancy. Read More

    Metastatic Melanoma of the Gallbladder in an Asymptomatic Patient.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 22;2017:1767418. Epub 2017 Aug 22.
    Department of Nuclear Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA.
    Malignant Melanoma (MM) is among the most dangerous malignancies with some of the least known survival rates. Melanoma most commonly metastasizes to regional lymph nodes, the lungs, and brain. Metastatic disease of the gallbladder (GB) is exceptionally rare making it difficult to diagnose. Read More

    An Endoscopic Nasomediastinal Approach to a Mediastinal Abscess Developing after Zenker's Diverticulectomy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 2;2017:8726706. Epub 2017 Aug 2.
    Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University Research and Educational Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey.
    Zenker's diverticulum is the most frequent symptomatic diverticulum of the esophagus, but the prevalence is <0.1%. The optimal treatment is surgery. Read More

    Synchronous Upper Squamous and Lower Adenocarcinoma of the Oesophagus: A Rarely Reported Case Treated with Palliative Chemotherapy and Stenting.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 31;2017:2713589. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
    Oesophageal cancer is divided into two main subtypes, squamous and adenocarcinoma. It is the eighth most common cancer in the world with squamous more common in the developing world and adenocarcinoma most prevalent in the developed world. Incidences of concomitant squamous carcinoma with adenocarcinoma are exceedingly rare with only a few documented occurrences in the form of case reports existing. Read More

    Fatal Systemic Vasoconstriction in a Case of Metastatic Small-Intestinal NET.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 18;2017:9810194. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
    Department of Clinical Toxicology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Ismaningerstrasse 22, 81675 Munich, Germany.
    An increased release of serotonin secreted by ileal NETs is thought to be the major factor causing the carcinoid syndrome. However, in acutely arising carcinoid crisis also other vasoactive factors may lead to hazardous fluctuations in blood pressure and bronchial constriction. In rare cases, systemic vasoconstriction can be observed, probably caused by catecholamines or similar acting substances. Read More

    Extensive Causative Esophagitis Caused by Thermal Injury: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 19;2017:8243567. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Nursing Department, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua City, Taiwan.
    Esophagus thermal injury is a rare case that can be easily overlooked by practitioners. We herein present a case of thermally induced diffuse corrosive esophagitis with complaints of dysphagia and retrosternal chest pain after having steamed pork. A thorough disease course was demonstrated by serials of endoscopy images and video. Read More

    Successful Endoscopic Treatment of Bouveret Syndrome in a Patient with Choledochoduodenal Fistula Complicating Duodenal Ulcer.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 19;2017:6918905. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.
    Introduction: Cholecystoduodenal fistulas represent the most common type of bilioenteric fistulas while choledochoduodenal fistulas account for only 1-25% of cases. Bilioenteric fistula cases are associated with cholelithiasis and are rarely associated with duodenal peptic ulcers. Here we present the first case of Bouveret syndrome secondary to choledochoduodenal fistula complicating peptic duodenal ulcer managed successfully via endoscopic mechanical lithotripsy. Read More

    Diarrhea as a Presenting Symptom of Disseminated Toxoplasmosis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 20;2017:3491087. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
    Disseminated toxoplasmosis is uncommon in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised hosts with gastrointestinal involvement being rarely described. We report a case of disseminated gastrointestinal toxoplasmosis in an immunocompromised man who presented with one month of diarrhea and abdominal pain. Imaging showed thickening of the ascending colon and cecum. Read More

    Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma Presenting as Gastric Ulcer: Case Report and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 21;2017:2509294. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, NV, USA.
    Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for approximately 3% of all adult malignancies. True gastrointestinal metastases, specifically to gastric wall, have been rarely observed. Herein we describe a case of delayed metastasis to gastric wall occurring more than a decade after previously curative nephrectomy for RCC. Read More

    Acute Esophageal Necrosis in an Alcoholic after Successful Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 19;2017:5092906. Epub 2017 Jun 19.
    Pulmonary/Critical Care Department, State University of New York Upstate Medical University, 750 E Adams St, Syracuse, NY 13210, USA.
    Introduction: We present a patient who presented to the ICU after successful resuscitation from cardiac arrest who was subsequently diagnosed with AEN.

    Case Presentation: A 66-year-old female presented after cardiac arrest in which return of spontaneous circulation was achieved within 7 minutes after the initiation of CPR. She was intubated on the scene and found to have coffee ground emesis in her bathroom when found unresponsive. Read More

    Total Parenteral Nutrition Successfully Treating Black Esophagus Secondary to Hypovolemic Shock.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 18;2017:4396870. Epub 2017 Jun 18.
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.
    We present a patient who developed black esophagus secondary to hypovolemic shock and was placed on total parenteral nutrition for three weeks after hospital discharge. The area of interest is the multimodal approach used in treatment of this noncompliant patient. Even with a high mortality rate, this case illustrates a successful outcome of a patient who responded to appropriate immediate therapy resulting in complete resolution of the necrosis with no further development of complications. Read More

    Sepsis: Red Flag for Colon Carcinoma-A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 13;2017:2570524. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, New York Medical College/St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA.
    We present an atypical case of newly diagnosed colon cancer and provide insight into the infectious predispositions ofbacteremia to the development of colon adenocarcinoma. A 66-year-old female was admitted to the hospital with one-week symptoms of subjective fevers, chills, and lower back pain. Upon initial evaluation, her temperature was 101 degrees Fahrenheit with a white count of 12,000 K/mm. Read More

    A Case of Thermal Esophageal Injury Induced by Sodium Picosulfate with Magnesium Citrate.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 4;2017:9879843. Epub 2017 Jun 4.
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Inha University School of Medicine, Incheon, Republic of Korea.
    Although thermal esophageal injuries caused by hot food or tea have been reported, thermal esophageal injury due to sodium picosulfate with magnesium citrate (PSMC) used for bowel preparation is rarely reported. We report the case of a 56-year-old man who presented with esophageal injury after ingestion of PSMC. Instead of dissolving the PSMC in water before ingestion, he drank water immediately after swallowing PSMC powder. Read More

    Two Cases of Rectal Xanthoma Presenting as Yellowish to Whitish Lesions during Colonoscopy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 1;2017:5975107. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.
    Two cases of rectal xanthomas are described. One case is that of a 56-year-old Japanese man in whom multiple yellowish spots measuring approximately 3 to 5 mm were observed in the rectum during colonoscopy. The other case is that of a 78-year-old Japanese man in whom colonoscopy showed a whitish plaque of 4 mm in diameter in the rectum. Read More

    A Mass of Pancreatic and Gastric Heterotopia Causing a Small Bowel Obstruction in a 61-Year-Old Male.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 1;2017:3126108. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Department of Pathology, St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
    Heterotopic tissue is a congenital anomaly that has been previously reported. Gastric and pancreatic heterotopia are among the most studied ones. Herein, we describe a case of a combined pancreatic and gastric heterotopia that formed a mass and caused a small intestine obstruction in a 61-year-old male. Read More

    A Rare Case of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma with Urinary Bladder Metastasis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 31;2017:9343896. Epub 2017 May 31.
    Department of Hematology/Oncology, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University, 1600 Medical Center Dr, Huntington, WV 25701, USA.
    Metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma to the urinary bladder is extremely rare. We describe a previously healthy 49-year-old female with recent diagnosis of adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction with metastatic disease to the liver. Biopsy was positive for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) by Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH). Read More

    Foreign Body Moves Retrograde through Ileocecal Valve during Colonoscopy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 17;2017:8707959. Epub 2017 May 17.
    Department of Pulmonary Diseases, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Nephrology and Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Giessen, Klinikstr. 33, 35392 Giessen, Germany.
    Ingestion of foreign bodies and particularly of button or/and cylindrical batteries is frequent in children and adults with underlying psychiatric diseases. We present a case of a 30-year-old woman with unstable borderline disorder, where overall 4 button and 2 cylindrical batteries were endoscopically removed from her digestive system. During the last session of colonoscopy a peculiar incident was observed, as a cylindrical battery of 15 mm diameter and 43 mm length moved retrograde through ileocecal valve into the small bowel. Read More

    An Unusual Case of Pancreatic Metastasis from Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lung Diagnosed by EUS-Guided Fine Needle Biopsy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 17;2017:3212056. Epub 2017 May 17.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada.
    We report a case of a 70-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain and weight loss, with initial imaging showing simultaneous mass lesions in the pancreas and lungs along with extensive lymphadenopathy in the thorax up to the left supraclavicular region. Core biopsies of the left supraclavicular lymph node showed squamous cell carcinoma, which required differentiation between secondary and primary pancreatic neoplasms. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling using a novel fine needle biopsy system was key to making a definite histological diagnosis and determining the best treatment plan. Read More

    Recurrent Enterolithiasis Small Bowel Obstruction: A Case Seldom Described.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 14;2017:4684182. Epub 2017 May 14.
    Department of General Surgery, United Mission Hospital, Tansen, Palpa, Nepal.
    Background: Enterolithiasis of the small bowel is a rare phenomenon in humans although it has been frequently described in equines. Primary enteroliths have been described including those occurring secondary to conditions like Crohn's disease, small bowel diverticula, tuberculous or postoperative strictures, and blind loops but those occurring in an otherwise normal gut are exceedingly rare. Of even greater rarity is a recurrent small bowel enterolith presenting with obstruction. Read More

    Gastric Schwannoma: A Tumor Must Be Included in Differential Diagnoses of Gastric Submucosal Tumors.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 9;2017:9615359. Epub 2017 May 9.
    Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Binzhou Medical University, Binzhou, Shandong, China.
    Gastric schwannoma (GS) is a rare neoplasm of the stomach. It accounts for 0.2% of all gastric tumors and is mostly benign, slow-growing, and asymptomatic. Read More

    Diagnosis of Splenic Lymphoma by Endoscopic Ultrasound Guided Fine Needle Aspiration: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 30;2017:3602910. Epub 2017 Apr 30.
    University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, OH, USA.
    . Splenic tumor is usually found as an incidental finding on CT of abdomen. Traditionally, ultrasound (US) or computed tomography (CT) guided biopsies were employed for the purpose of sampling; however they have been reported to have a complication rate of 5. Read More

    Identification of Abnormal Biliary Anatomy Utilizing Real-Time Near-Infrared Cholangiography: A Report of Two Cases.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 27;2017:8628206. Epub 2017 Apr 27.
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA.
    Biliary duct anomalies are commonly encountered during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Advancements in the field of surgery allow for enhanced intraoperative detection of these abnormalities. Fluorophore injection and near-infrared (NIR) imaging can provide real-time intraoperative anatomic feedback without intraoperative delays and ionizing radiation. Read More

    Aberrant Pancreatic Tissue in a Mediastinal Enteric Duplication Cyst: A Rarity with Review of Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2017 26;2017:7294896. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, New Delhi, India.
    Mediastinal enteric duplication cysts are a rare congenital malformation encountered mainly in neonates and infants. It is a distinct entity within the family of foregut duplication cysts. It can present with respiratory distress due to mass effect and hence surgical excision is the preferred treatment. Read More

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