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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435376/a-rare-encounter-with-an-expanding-pseudocyst-of-the-spleen
#1
Ashish Lal Shrestha, Pradita Shrestha
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. Case Presentation: A 47-year-old lady, previously well, presented to the outpatient clinic with intermittent left hypochondrial pain radiating towards left shoulder for 2 months not associated with fever, jaundice, or weight loss...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435375/hydrogen-peroxide-induced-colitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#2
Dushyant Pawar, Anna Calara, Roy Jacob, Nancy Beck, Alan N Peiris
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. The siblings presented with vomiting and bloody diarrhea an hour following the enema. Physical exam, vital signs, blood, and electrolyte counts were normal, but CT scans showed mucosal thickening of the rectum and colon. Their symptoms resolved after oral intake was curtailed and fluids were replaced intravenously...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387496/a-rare-clinical-presentation-of-cholangiocarcinoma
#3
Elisa Gravito-Soares, Marta Gravito-Soares, Pedro Figueiredo, Luis Tomé
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. We present a very rare form of clinical presentation of cholangiocarcinoma with neurologic symptoms due to cerebellar metastases.
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379656/deep-venous-thrombosis-and-bilateral-pulmonary-embolism-revealing-silent-celiac-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Igor Dumic, Scott Martin, Nadim Salfiti, Robert Watson, Tamara Alempijevic
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. We present a case of a 46-year-old man who was admitted for shortness of breath and pleuritic chest pain and was found to have iron deficiency anemia, deep venous thrombosis, and bilateral pulmonary emboli (PE)...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29362680/impacted-metallic-spring-requiring-cervical-esophagotomy-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature-on-foreign-body-removal
#5
Patrick Stoner, Eric Hilgenfeldt, Alexander Schlachterman
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. We report a unique case of a large, sharp metallic spring swallowed by an incarcerated patient which subsequently became lodged in his upper thoracic esophagus...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359053/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-esophageal-granular-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#6
Ramin Niknam, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Bita Geramizadeh
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. The lesion was evaluated by endoscopic ultrasonography and resected using the endoscopic technique without complication.
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348948/granulomatous-pancreas-a-case-report-of-pancreatic-sarcoid
#7
Tatiana Bihun, Yanet Diaz, Seth Wenig
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. Solitary pancreatic lesions are extremely rare, with less than 50 documented cases found in the literature. We present a case of a 61-year-old female, with a past medical history of sarcoidosis, who presented to the ER with unexpected weight loss, scleral icterus, right upper quadrant pain, and epigastric and back pain...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333302/a-mysterious-dress-case-autoimmune-enteropathy-associated-with-dress-syndrome
#8
Abimbola Adike, Vaishnavi Boppana, Dora Lam-Himlin, Melissa Stanton, Steven Nelson, Kevin C Ruff
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...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333301/a-case-of-segmental-arterial-mediolysis-presenting-as-mucosal-gastric-hematoma
#9
Shunsuke Sakuraba, Hajime Orita, Shuhei Ueda, Satoshi Tokuda, Tomoaki Ito, Tomoyuki Kushida, Mutsumi Sakurada, Hiroshi Maekawa, Ryo Wada, Koichi Sato
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. Case Presentation: A 51-year-old man was referred to our hospital with hematemesis...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318062/plexiform-fibromyxoma-a-rare-gastric-tumor
#10
Casmir Wambura, Salim Surani
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. Cytological bland spindle cells within a variably myxoid stroma characterize the histology of the tumor. We report the case of a 41-year-old African Tanzanian lady who presented with melena and recurrent anemia. Endoscopy and imaging studies revealed antral mass with initial suspicion of a GIST...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277846/corrigendum-to-fatal-systemic-vasoconstriction-in-a-case-of-metastatic-small-intestinal-net
#11
Jochen Stenzel, Sebastian Noe, Konstantin Holzapfel, Franziska Erlmeier, Florian Eyer
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/9810194.].
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270323/hyperplastic-polyps-and-gastroduodenal-pseudomelanosis
#12
Akanksha Agrawal, Deepanshu Jain, Vivian Arguello, Daniel Sher
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. Its presence in the absence of gastritis raises question if pseudomelanosis could be associated with hyperplastic polyp...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234547/testicular-cancer-presenting-as-gastric-variceal-hemorrhage
#13
Carlos Eduardo Salazar-Mejía, David Hernández-Barajas, Edio Llerena-Hernández, José Luis González-Vela, María Inés Contreras-Salcido, Adriana González-Gutiérrez, Omar David Borjas-Almaguer, Luis Alberto Pérez-Arredondo, Blanca Otilia Wimer-Castillo
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. He had no previous medical history. On arrival, we noted enlargement of the left scrotal sac. There was also a mass in the left scrotum which provoked displacement of the penis and right testis. The serum alpha-fetoprotein level was 17,090 ng/mL, lactate dehydrogenase was 1480 U/L, and human chorionic gonadotropin was 287...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209543/a-rare-case-of-endometrial-cancer-metastatic-to-the-sigmoid-colon-and-small-bowel
#14
Jeffrey A Hubers, Anurag Soni
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.
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204300/yogi-detox-tea-a-potential-cause-of-acute-liver-failure
#15
Keerthana Kesavarapu, Mitchell Kang, Jaewook James Shin, Kenneth Rothstein
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. Liver tests were elevated. Remaining laboratory tests and imaging were negative for other etiologies. An ultrasound-guided liver biopsy showed submassive necrosis. A literature search on the ingredients shows six ingredients as having hepatotoxic effects and remaining ingredients as having very sparse hepatoprotective data...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201471/metastatic-renal-cell-cancer-to-thyroid-diagnosed-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-technique
#16
Yousef Abdel-Aziz, Tariq Hammad, Mohamad Nawras, Hayder Abdulwahid, Ali Nawras
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. A hypoechoic, round, and well-demarcated mass that measured 26...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130004/gastrointestinal-involvement-of-testicular-germ-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Oluwaseun Shogbesan, Abdullateef Abdulkareem, Asad Jehangir, Sunila Byreddy, Sharon Swierczynski, Anthony Donato
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. It is important to have GCT as a differential diagnosis of GI bleed in young men presenting with unexplained anemia as direct questioning about scrotal swelling and genital examination when appropriate will guide further investigation and facilitate prompt diagnosis...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109876/debut-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-concomitant-with-administration-of-sublingual-immunotherapy
#18
Jacob Juel
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. Following this description, the use has greatly increased in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, as an alternative to subcutaneously administered immunotherapy...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109875/a-severe-case-of-tuberculosis-radiologically-and-endoscopically-mimicking-colorectal-cancer-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
#19
Timo Rath, Raja Atreya, Walter Geißdörfer, Roland Lang, Andreas Nägel, Markus F Neurath
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...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109874/esophageal-lichen-planus-understanding-a-potentially-severe-stricturing-disease
#20
Bharat Rao, Abhishek Gulati, Blair Jobe, Shyam Thakkar
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. Several years after initial presentation, histopathology ultimately demonstrated lichenoid features and a diagnosis of esophageal lichen planus (ELP) was confirmed...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
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