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    Gastric Glomus Tumor: An Uncommon Source for an Acute Upper GI Bleed.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 13;2018:7961981. Epub 2018 May 13.
    Department of General Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, 9040 Fitzsimmons Drive, Tacoma, WA 98431-1100, USA.
    Background: Glomus tumors are uncommon mesenchymal neoplasms originating from modified smooth muscle cells in the glomus body. They are generally small, solitary lesions found in the distal extremities. Rarely, involvement in the abdominal viscera can occur. Read More

    Common Bile Duct Stone Formed around a Migrated Clip: An Unexpected Complication of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 13;2018:5892143. Epub 2018 May 13.
    College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, King Fahd University Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
    Surgical clip migration into the common bile duct with subsequent stone formation is a rare complication following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Very few cases have been reported in the literature. We report a case of bile duct stone formation around a migrated surgical clip 16 years after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Read More

    Splenic Trauma during Colonoscopy: The Role of Intra-Abdominal Adhesions.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 15;2018:4879413. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Bronx Care Hospital Health System, Affiliate of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA.
    Splenic rupture following colonoscopy is rare, first reported in 1974, with incidence of 1-21/100,000. It is critical to anticipate splenic trauma during colonoscopy as one of the causes of abdominal pain after colonoscopy especially when located in the left upper quadrant or left shoulder. Postoperative adhesions is a predisposing factor for splenic injury, and management is either operative or nonoperative, based on hemodynamic stability and/or extravasation which can be seen on contrast-enhanced CT scan of the abdomen. Read More

    Ascites in a Young Woman: A Rare Presentation of Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 10;2018:1586915. Epub 2018 May 10.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Radiology, University Hospital Center "Sousa Martins", Guarda, Portugal.
    Introduction: Eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EGE) is a rare idiopathic disease that can affect one or more organs of the digestive tract. It has an estimated incidence of 1-20 cases per 100,000 patients. Klein et al. Read More

    Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibition for Inflammatory Bowel Disease after Liver Transplant for Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 15;2018:1015408. Epub 2018 May 15.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI, USA.
    Background: Outcome data regarding the use of tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors (anti-TNF) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) after liver transplant (LT) for primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) are scant.

    Methods: We performed a retrospective chart review to investigate outcomes among a series of post-liver-transplant PSC/IBD patients receiving anti-TNF therapy at Henry Ford Health System ((HFHS), Detroit, MI).

    Results: A total of five patients were treated with anti-TNF agents for IBD after LT for PSC from 1993 through 2015. Read More

    Intestinal Giardiasis Disguised as Ulcerative Colitis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 8;2018:8968976. Epub 2018 May 8.
    Department of Gastroenterology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.
    Parasite-associated colitis is quite rare in clinical practice of Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Here we reported an intestinal giardiasis case that has been diagnosed with UC. Further examination of stool revealed cysts of . Read More

    Two Cases of Leiomyoma in the Colon Masquerading as Other Types of Colonic Pedunculated Polyps.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 29;2018:8272313. Epub 2018 Apr 29.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.
    We describe two cases of leiomyoma in the colon that were diagnosed histologically after endoscopic resection. The first case was a 79-year-old Japanese woman who presented with a pedunculated polyp of 14 mm length at the splenic flexure. Preoperative diagnosis suggested a colonic mucosubmucosal elongated polyp. Read More

    Multiple Cutaneous Metastases as Initial Presentation in Advanced Colon Cancer.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 30;2018:8032905. Epub 2018 Apr 30.
    Hematology and Oncology, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Tulsa, OK, USA.
    Skin metastases from advanced colorectal cancer are relatively rare and occur most often when the cancer is advanced, following the spread to other organs. Cutaneous metastases occur in about 3% of advanced colorectal cancers. We present an extremely rare case of a 68-year-old woman with advanced ascending colon adenocarcinoma that presented with multiple rapidly progressing painless cutaneous metastatic lesions with no other distant metastases. Read More

    Periampullary Variceal Bleeding: An Atypical Complication of Portal Hypertension.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 3;2018:4643695. Epub 2018 May 3.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Disease, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA.
    Variceal bleeding remains a fatal complication of portal hypertension. Periampullary varices are rare and, due to their location, are difficult to diagnose and treat. Similar to esophagogastric varices, they are the result of high portosystemic pressures secondary to intrahepatic causes such as cirrhosis and extrahepatic causes such as portal or splenic vein thrombosis. Read More

    Adverse Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors on Platelet Count: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 30;2018:4294805. Epub 2018 Apr 30.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ 85724, USA.
    Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective and preferred class of drugs used to treat peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and other diseases associated with increased production of gastric acid. PPIs in general have an excellent long-term safety profile and are well-tolerated. However, studies have shown some adverse reactions (e. Read More

    Simultaneous Diagnosis of Acute Crohn's Disease and Endometriosis in a Patient Affects HIV.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 9;2018:1509167. Epub 2018 May 9.
    Division of General Surgery, Gardone Val Trompia Hospital, Gardone Val Trompia, Italy.
    This is the case report of a 45-year-old woman affected by HIV, who was hospitalized for diffuse abdominal pain, constipation, and weight loss present for over one month. A colonoscopy showed the presence of a nontransitable stenosis of the ascending colon. A right hemicolectomy was performed. Read More

    Small Bowel Obstruction with Perforation Secondary to PillCam.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 8;2018:9081742. Epub 2018 Apr 8.
    Department of Surgery, Western Hospital, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
    We present a case of a 63-year-old female who presented with small bowel obstruction and perforation secondary to a retained PillCam®. She initially presented with iron-deficiency anaemia (haemoglobin 44 g/L, ferritin 190 mcg/L). After unremarkable upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies and biopsies, she was referred for wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE). Read More

    Isolated Pancreatic Tuberculosis Mimicking Pancreatic Cancer: A Diagnostic Challenge.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 12;2018:7871503. Epub 2018 Apr 12.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, RWJBarnabas Health, West Orange, NJ, USA.
    Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis is an exceedingly rare condition, even in areas of the world where the disease is highly prevalent. Abdominal tuberculosis is a common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis but involvement of the pancreas is very rare. We report a case of isolated pancreatic tuberculosis presenting as a pancreatic mass in a patient with persistent abdominal pain and jaundice. Read More

    Microwave Thermal Ablation in an Unusual Case of Malignant and Locally Advanced Rare Tumor of Pancreas in ASA IV Old Male Patient and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 15;2018:6064912. Epub 2018 Apr 15.
    Department of Surgery, Oncology and Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Padova University, Padova, Italy.
    Pancreatic intraductal papillary-mucinous neoplasm is a rare primary neoplasm of unknown pathogenesis. This kind of tumor represents 0.2-2. Read More

    Non- Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia in Children: A Series of Cases and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 19;2018:5930415. Epub 2018 Apr 19.
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216, USA.
    In the pediatric population, Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia (GIM) is a finding with unknown frequency and, more importantly, unknown clinical implications. The relationship between (HP) infection and GIM is well documented, as well as an association between duodenogastric reflux and GIM. We present two cases of pediatric patients with GIM along with a review of the literature. Read More

    Acute Clinical Manifestation of Mesenteric Heterotopic Pancreatitis: A Pre- and Postoperative Confirmed Case.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 15;2018:5640379. Epub 2018 Apr 15.
    Department of Radiology, Haaglanden Medical Centre, Lijnbaan 32, 2512 VA The Hague, Netherlands.
    Heterotopic pancreas is a relatively uncommon congenital anomaly, defined as pancreatic tissue in ectopic sites without an anatomic and vascular continuity with the main body of the pancreas. We report the case of a 58-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital with the clinical suspicion of a mild, acute pancreatitis. Computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, transabdominal ultrasound, and endoscopic ultrasound revealed a normal orthotopic pancreas and the suspicion of a large heterotopic pancreas in the small bowel mesentery with signs of acute inflammation. Read More

    Use of Endoscopic Ultrasound in a Diagnostic Dilemma: Metastatic Breast Cancer to the Stomach.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 15;2018:2820352. Epub 2018 Apr 15.
    Internal Medicine Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 982000 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-2000, USA.
    A 55-year-old woman presented with persistent nausea, vomiting, and weight loss previously attributed to Ménétrier's disease. On further workup, she was found to have metastatic lobular breast carcinoma causing gastric outlet obstruction, diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration after previous gastric mucosal biopsies were unremarkable. In most reported cases of gastric metastasis from breast cancer, a diagnosis was established by mucosal biopsy. Read More

    Acute Gastric Volvulus Causing Splenic Avulsion and Hemoperitoneum.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 1;2018:2961063. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    Department of Gastroenterology, New York Medical College at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA.
    Gastric volvulus is an abnormal, potentially life-threatening, torsion of the stomach. The presence of complications such as hemoperitoneum increases the diagnostic urgency; however it can also mask the presentation of gastric volvulus. We encountered a 66-year-old female who presented with symptomatic gastric outlet obstruction and was found to have hemoperitoneum and splenic avulsion on imaging. Read More

    A Case of Acute Autoimmune Hepatitis Superimposed on Chronic Hepatitis B Infection.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 1;2018:2139607. Epub 2018 Apr 1.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. Joseph's University Medical Center, Paterson, NJ, USA.
    Autoimmune hepatitis has been associated with chronic HCV infection, but there are only few cases reported of HBV infection as a possible trigger. We present a case of a young male who was diagnosed with acute autoimmune hepatitis superimposed on existent chronic HBV infection. A 30-year-old Hispanic male with no past medical history presented to the hospital with complaints of few days of generalized weakness. Read More

    Colopancreatic Fistula: An Uncommon Complication of Recurrent Acute Pancreatitis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 27;2018:4521632. Epub 2018 Mar 27.
    Gastroenterology, School of Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2411 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA.
    Colonic complications, including colopancreatic fistulas (CPFs), are uncommon after acute and chronic pancreatitis. However, they have been reported and are serious. CPFs are less likely to close spontaneously and are associated with a higher risk of complications. Read More

    Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Olmesartan-Associated Collagenous Gastroduodenitis: A Potential Endoscopic Complication.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 14;2018:3295204. Epub 2018 Mar 14.
    Horizon Family Medical Group, Department of Gastroenterology, Orange Regional Medical Center, 707 East Main St., Middletown, NY 10940, USA.
    Collagenous gastroenteritis is a rare disease that is known to be associated with the drug olmesartan, an angiotensin II receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension. It is characterized histologically by increased subepithelial collagen deposition with associated inflammation and epithelial injury. Endoscopically, the mucosa appears inflamed and friable and may be nodular or atrophic. Read More

    Cystic Lymphangioma: Are Triglycerides Always Measurable?
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 1;2018:9591420. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Department of Gastro-Enterology, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.
    The presence of chylous fluid with high triglycerides levels on endoscopic ultrasound- (EUS-) guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) is very pathognomonic for the diagnosis of cystic lymphangiomas of the pancreas. In our case report the puncture of the pancreatic cyst showed a typical milky fluid though measurable triglyceride concentrations were absent in the laboratory. Two possible explanations were found. Read More

    Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis due to in Cirrhosis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 1;2018:5714053. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, CA, USA.
    species colonize the human gastrointestinal tract and are rarely pathogenic. We present a case involving a cirrhotic patient who presented with sepsis and was found to have peritoneal cultures demonstrating as the sole pathogen concerning for spontaneous bacterial peritonitis. Treatment was achieved with high-dose penicillin and clindamycin but the patient developed hepatorenal syndrome and died from acute renal failure. Read More

    Bedside Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography Using Portable X-Ray in Acute Severe Cholangitis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 28;2018:8763671. Epub 2018 Feb 28.
    Department of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.
    Patients with acute cholangitis require emergent biliary decompression. Those who are hemodynamically unstable on vasopressor support and mechanical ventilation are too critically ill to move outside of the intensive care unit. This prohibits performing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the endoscopy unit. Read More

    Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis Presenting as Malnutrition and Distal Colonic Bowel Obstruction.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 27;2018:2808565. Epub 2018 Feb 27.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Diseases, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA.
    Gastrointestinal (GI) tuberculosis (TB) is rare and can occur in the context of active pulmonary disease or as a primary infection with no pulmonary symptoms. It typically presents with vague abdominal symptoms, making it difficult to discern from alternative disease processes. Although the ileocecal region is the most commonly affected site, tuberculous enteritis can involve any aspect of the GI tract. Read More

    Mesenteric Panniculitis Presenting as Fever of Unknown Etiology in a Patient with History of Abdominal Surgery.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 29;2018:5658039. Epub 2018 Jan 29.
    Rheumatology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA, USA.
    Mesenteric panniculitis is characterized by nonspecific fibrous inflammation of the small bowel mesentery, appendix, and mesoappendix. Clinical course is usually benign and outcome is favorable. We report a case of mesenteric panniculitis presenting as fever of unknown etiology in a patient with history of abdominal surgery. Read More

    A Challenging Case of Severe Ulcerative Colitis following the Initiation of Secukinumab for Ankylosing Spondylitis.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 15;2018:9679287. Epub 2018 Feb 15.
    Division of Digestive Diseases, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
    Secukinumab is an interleukin-17 inhibitor used for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis. The risk of exacerbating underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in patients being treated with secukinumab for other conditions is controversial. We document a patient with AS and previously undiagnosed IBD, found to be in a severe ulcerative colitis flare shortly after receiving the loading dose of secukinumab. Read More

    Postmenopausal Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis of the Colon: Rare Location and Novel Medical Therapy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 14;2018:9587536. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Department of Gastroenterology/Liver Center, Greenville Health System, University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, Greenville, SC, USA.
    We report an uncommon case of deep infiltrating endometriosis of the colon presenting as iron deficiency anemia nine years after hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The endometrial implant was found at the hepatic flexure, an exceedingly rare location for endometriosis invasion with no cases distinctly reported in the literature. Additionally, the presentation of gastrointestinal endometriosis as iron deficiency anemia is not well documented in the literature. Read More

    Needle-Knife Fistulotomy for the Rescue: An Unusual Cause of Iatrogenic Extrahepatic Biliary Obstruction.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 30;2018:8159451. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr, Omaha, NE 68198-2000, USA.
    A 71-year-old male presented to our institution with cholestatic hepatitis after having recently undergone upper endoscopy for treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding. Further investigation with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography revealed a hemostatic clip on the ampulla of Vater. After initial attempts at cannulation of the common bile duct were unsuccessful, biliary decompression was achieved by use of needle-knife fistulotomy. Read More

    Gastric MALT Lymphoma with Increased Plasma Cell Differentiation Showing Unique Endoscopic Features.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 14;2018:8054284. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama 700-8558, Japan.
    A 62-year-old woman was diagnosed with extranodal marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) with increased plasma cell differentiation of the stomach. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed slightly elevated, whitish lesions in the gastric body. Magnifying endoscopic observation revealed that the gastric surface epithelium was swollen, but the structure was not destroyed or diminished. Read More

    Endoscopic Treatment of Colonic Duplication Cyst: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 13;2018:6143570. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA.
    Colonic duplication cysts are a rare congenital abnormality commonly presenting before two years of age. In adults, it has been rarely reported, most often as an incidental finding. We report a case of 42-year-old female complaining of constipation and lower abdominal pain. Read More

    An Autopsy Case of Misdiagnosed Wernicke's Syndrome after Intragastric Balloon Therapy.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 13;2018:1510850. Epub 2018 Feb 13.
    Department of Medicine and Aging Sciences, Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio", Via Dei Vestini, 66100 Chieti, Italy.
    Intragastric balloon (IGB) therapy is a widely used technique to counter obesity, and it is known to be safe and effective. Although there can be a high rate of side effects following IGB therapy, most are self-healing and they are mainly accommodative in nature. Few cases of Wernicke's syndrome under IGB therapy have been described in the literature, and to the best of our knowledge, none have been fatal. Read More

    Ischemic Colitis in Sickle Cell Disease: A Case Report of a Diagnostic Challenge.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 24;2018:2358091. Epub 2018 Jan 24.
    Department of Internal Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.
    Microvascular occlusion serves as the underlying mechanism for the multitude of clinical manifestations of sickle cell disease, one of the most prevalent hemoglobinopathies worldwide. Recurrent painful episodes are the hallmark of this condition. Abdominal pain attributed to an acute painful episode can be indistinguishable from a separate and/or more serious intra-abdominal disease process, representing a significant diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. Read More

    A Case of Unresolved and Worsening Retroperitoneal Abscess.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 16;2018:6740734. Epub 2018 Jan 16.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, NY, USA.
    Retroperitoneal abscess is a rare condition which is difficult to diagnose and treat because of its insidious onset. Herein, we present a case of retroperitoneal abscess secondary to a perforation that occurred during an ERCP. A 54-year-old female patient was admitted to an outside hospital with gallstone pancreatitis and underwent ERCP with sphincterotomy followed by laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Read More

    Primary Pancreatic Burkitt's Lymphoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 18;2018:5952315. Epub 2018 Jan 18.
    Nephrology Associates, East Providence, RI, USA.
    Primary pancreatic lymphoma (PPL) is of very rare occurrence as an extra nodal site of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). It represents less than 1% of NHL. Out of which Burkitt lymphoma of pancreas is of a rare presentation. Read More

    Surgery to Treat Symptomatic Mobile Cecum Syndrome Is Safe and Associated with Good Recovery Outcomes.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 8;2018:4718406. Epub 2018 Feb 8.
    Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Diagnostiche Integrate (DISC), Università degli Studi di Genova, 8 Largo Benzi, 16132 Genoa, Italy.
    The mobile cecum syndrome includes a spectrum of conditions. The cecal volvulus represents the acute form, with typical feature of a bowel obstruction that needs immediate operative treatment. On the other hand, a chronic form of mobile cecum syndrome which is the most common form reported a history of intermittent crampy abdominal pain, distension, and constipation. Read More

    A Severe Case of Ipilimumab-Induced Ileocolitis Refractory to Glucocorticosteroids and Infliximab.
    Case Rep Gastrointest Med 2018 6;2018:2431503. Epub 2018 Feb 6.
    Division of Gastroenterology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA.
    Ipilimumab is a monoclonal antibody that works as an immunotherapeutic agent through selective targeting of T cells to strengthen the response to metastatic melanoma. It is well known that this pharmaceutical agent can cause the adverse effect of colitis. We report a rare presentation of ileocolitis refractory to both glucocorticosteroids and infliximab with a resultant pneumatosis and perforation requiring subtotal colectomy and end ileostomy. Read More

    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

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