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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043291/fibroblastic-polyps-a-novel-polyp-subtype-in-cowden-syndrome
#1
Bradley Anderson, Thomas Smyrk, Seth Sweester
Cowden syndrome (CS) represents one possible phenotype of the PTEN gene mutation, and it can cause hamartomas throughout the gastrointestinal tract, with a predisposition for malignancy. Fibroblastic polyps have not been associated with CS. A 45-year-old woman with CS presenting for colonoscopic surveillance was found to have multiple sessile polyps throughout the transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon, all 2-5 mm in diameter. Based on the morphologic features and the immunohistochemical profile, these lesions were classified as fibroblastic polyps...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043290/checkpoint-inhibitor-induced-colitis-a-new-type-of-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#2
Madeline Bertha, Emanuelle Bellaguara, Timothy Kuzel, Stephen Hanauer
Checkpoint inhibitors are immune-stimulatory antibodies that have transformed the management and prognosis of individuals with metastatic melanoma and other cancers. Checkpoint inhibitor-induced colitis is an increasingly recognized immune-related adverse event that shares many of the same phenotypical, serological, and histological characteristics of both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, suggesting that checkpoint inhibitor-induced colitis may represent a new inflammatory bowel disease phenotype. We report a 73-year-old man with metastatic melanoma who developed ipilimumab-induced colitis with subsequent transformation to Crohn?s colitis-like phenotype after the addition of pembrolizumab...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043289/restoration-of-completely-transected-common-bile-duct-continuity-using-single-operator-cholangioscopy
#3
Saad Emhmed Ali, Houssam Mardini, Mohsin Salih, Steven J Krohmer, Wesam M Frandah
Common bile duct (CBD) injury, ranging from a partial tear to a complete transection, is a major surgical complication of cholecystectomy with significant morbidity and mortality. Proper management of these complex injuries depends on the type and extent of injury and time of recognition. Identifying and repairing injuries during cholecystectomy can prevent development of complications, but this only occurs in about one-third of cases. We report a novel technique to reconnect a transected CBD with assistance of single-operator cholangioscopy...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026865/rare-gastric-cardia-polyp-causing-complete-esophageal-obstruction
#4
Kyley Leroy, Brian Moy, Houman Rezaizadeh
A 67-year-old man presented with food impaction and was found to have a gastric polyp obstructing the esophageal outlet. Due to the polyp's location and size, no immediate endoscopic intervention was performed, and the patient returned for intraoperative endoscopy and polypectomy. Cases of gastric polyps causing esophageal obstruction have not been identified in the literature. This case is unique for the location and size of the polyp, necessitating concomitant surgical management.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026864/gastroparesis-as-the-sole-presenting-feature-of-neuromyelitis-optica
#5
Ahmed Salahudeen, Tejal Mistry
A 33-year-old African-American woman recently diagnosed with severe idiopathic gastroparesis was readmitted for hypoxic respiratory failure secondary to aspiration pneumonia. A fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallow study revealed severe pharyngeal dysphagia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed an ill-defined lesion in the posterior aspect of the medulla concerning for a demyelinating process. Serum neuromyelitis optica immunoglobulin G returned positive. Neuromyelitis optica treatment resulted in the patient's clinical improvement...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932755/extraosseous-calcification-of-the-esophagus-clinicopathologic-correlates-of-esophageal-mucosal-calcinosis
#6
Ari Garber, Zubin Arora, Nicole Welch, James Lapinski, Carol A Burke
Esophageal mucosal calcinosis (EMC) is a rare cause of dysphagia with high morbidity. We present a patient who experienced melena and 3 months of solid and liquid dysphagia along with bilateral lower extremity pain, erythema, and edema later determined to be calcific uremic arteriolopathy (CUA), or calciphylaxis. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed nodularity and linear ulcerations in the upper third of the esophagus. Histology showed active inflammation and ulceration with small foci of subepithelial and intraepithelial calcification consistent with EMC...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932754/hair-growth-in-two-alopecia-patients-after-fecal-microbiota-transplant
#7
Dionne Rebello, Elaina Wang, Eugene Yen, Peter A Lio, Colleen R Kelly
Clostridium difficile infections can be life-threatening but are increasingly being treated successfully with fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). We report two patients with alopecia universalis who developed subsequent hair regrowth after FMT for treatment of recurrent C. difficile infections. Gut microbiota may have immunomodulatory effects in autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata, and further study may elucidate disease mechanisms and lead to alternative treatment options for these patients for whom treatment options are currently limited...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879211/common-variable-immunodeficiency-with-several-gastrointestinal-manifestations
#8
Catarina Atalaia-Martins, Sandra Barbeiro, Pedro Marcos, Isabel Cotrim, Helena Vasconcelos
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is an immunodeficiency disorder with a high incidence of gastrointestinal (GI) manifestations and an increased risk of gastric malignancy. We report a case of a CVID with mild anemia presenting with multiple GI manifestations: gastric low-grade dysplasia (LGD), enteropathy with villous atrophy, refractory Giardia infection, nodular lymphoid hyperplasia, and inflammatory bowel-like disease. The differential diagnosis with celiac sprue could be challenging because of CVID enteropathy with villous flattening...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879210/gastroduodenal-artery-psuedoaneurysm-bleed-through-a-spontaneous-pancreaticoduodenal-fistula-as-a-result-of-acute-necrotizing-pancreatitis
#9
Sherman Picardo, Kenji So, Suresh Navadgi
Spontaneous pancreaticoduodenal fistulization and arterial psuedoaneurysm formation are both complications of acute pancreatitis. We present a 27-year-old man with hematemesis who was found to be bleeding from a gastroduodenal artery psuedoaneurysm through a spontaneous pancreaticoduodenal fistula as a result of severe alcohol-related necrotizing pancreatitis. This is the first reported case in the literature to describe this occurrence.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879209/colorectal-cancer-associated-with-strongyloides-stercoralis-colitis
#10
Carmine Catalano, Joshua Aron, Raghav Bansal, Anatoly Leytin
Strongyloides stercoralis colitis is a severe but easily curable disease with a high mortality rate if left untreated. Strongyloidiasis can persist up to several decades and may lead to a chronic colitis similar to that seen in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and the two are often confused. Chronic colitis from IBD is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, so it is plausible that chronic colitis from strongyloidiasis may carry a similar risk. Our case report associates chronic Strongyloides colitis and colorectal cancer...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879208/tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-inhibitor-induced-acute-pancreatitis
#11
Monia E Werlang, Michele D Lewis, Michael J Bartel
Treatment of acute pancreatitis remains a challenge, with therapy focused on supportive care and treating the inciting etiology. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα) inhibitors have shown promising results treating acute pancreatitis in animal models, but they have not been evaluated in human trials yet. A 25-year-old woman presented with ulcerative colitis. She was unresponsive to immunomodulators and developed acute pancreatitis shortly after initiation of a TNFα inhibitor. Her symptoms subsided after discontinuation of the medication, but reemerged when a different TNFα inhibitor was introduced to control her ulcerative colitis...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879207/delayed-spontaneous-passage-of-gallstones-via-cholecystocutaneous-fistula
#12
Adam Gerrard, Ravindra Date
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879206/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-management-of-bleeding-rectal-varices
#13
Cyriac Abby Philips, Philip Augustine
Rectal variceal bleeding, though rare, can pose significant morbidity and mortality in the wake of treatment failure. Conventional treatment utilizing endoscopic glue injection might not be feasible in all cases due to poor visualization and inadvertent missing of variceal source of bleed. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided rectal variceal management is a promising and effective modality. We provide real-time images and a video of EUS-guided precision management of rectal variceal bleed using coiling and glue in a cirrhotic...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848772/aa-amylodisis-associated-with-jugular-paraganglioma-as-a-rare-cause-of-chronic-diarrhea
#14
José M Olmos-Martínez, Remigio Mazorra, Cristina Magadán, Luis Martín, Javier Crespo
We report a case of a 64-year-old man with chronic diarrhea who was diagnosed of a systemic reactive (AA) amyloidosis associated with a jugular paraganglioma. This neoplasm was diagnosed 30 years previously and it was not removed after extensive evaluation by a multidisciplinary team. Chronic inflammatory diseases are the major cause of AA amyloidosis. However, benign tumors, such as jugular paragangliomas, are considered to be one of the tumors that can result in AA amyloidosis.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848771/esophageal-stricture-resulting-from-systemic-chemotherapy-for-solid-malignancy
#15
Daniel Sedhom, Ramy Sedhom, Avantika Mishra, Hadie Razjouyan, Vinod Rustgi
Although dysphagia in patients treated for malignancy is usually related to reflux esophagitis, infectious esophagitis, malignant infiltration, or as a complication of radiation therapy, acute esophageal stricture resulting from chemotherapy is very rare. Only 2 prior cases have been described in the treatment of an adult patient with malignancy. We present a unique case of isolated chemotherapy-induced esophageal stricture in a patient receiving treatment for metastatic testicular seminoma without prior history of gastroesophageal reflux disease, caustic ingestion, or other risk factors for esophageal stricture formation...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848770/multiple-myeloma-causing-gastric-polyposis
#16
Tariq Hammad, Hayder Abdulwahid, Anas Renno, Mohamad Nawras, Erin Batdorff, Ali Nawras
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848769/pseudo-symmer-s-pipe-stem-fibrosis-in-idiopathic-noncirrhotic-portal-hypertension-associated-with-poems-syndrome
#17
Cyriac Abby Philips, Padmanabha Shenoy, Rajaguru Paramaguru, Pushpa Mahadevan, Philip Augustine
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848768/large-pedunculated-polyp-diagnosed-as-inverted-colonic-diverticula
#18
Andrew Canakis, Mark Hopkins, Alyssa Parian
We present a unique case of an inverted diverticulum mimicking a large adenomatous pedunculated polyp. Inverted colonic diverticula (ICD) are typically a few millimeters in size and may resemble a polyp. Our finding was unusual based on its size, location, and appearance. Incorrect management of ICD can lead to serious complications, therefore, endoscopists should be aware of this occurrence and approach suspicious lesions with caution.
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798943/a-fatal-case-of-erdheim-chester-disease-with-hepatic-involvement
#19
Gokulakrishnan Balasubramanian, Alexandra Modiri, Marina Affi, Catherine E Hagen, Bjorn Batdorf, Kiyoko Oshima, Laura Michaelis, Kia Saeian
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare form of systemic histiocytosis, typically presenting with striking osseous involvement characterized by bilateral osteosclerosis and involvement of organs such as the lung, pituitary gland, heart, and brain. Liver involvement with ECD is extremely uncommon. We report a 56-year-old woman presenting with newly diagnosed cirrhosis and signs concerning for intra-abdominal malignancy, including omental caking and peritoneal thickening. Liver biopsy demonstrated xanthogranulomatous infiltration from ECD...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798942/transient-descending-colocolonic-intussusception-due-to-a-large-fecaloma-in-an-adult
#20
Zubair Khan, Umar Darr, Anas Renno, Turki Alkully, Ehsan Rafiq, Thomas Sodeman
Intussusception typically occurs in infants and children, with adults representing 5% of cases. A 53-year-old African American woman presented with lower abdominal pain and tenderness. Computed tomography of the abdomen and pelvis demonstrated a 3.5 cm colocolonic intussusception in the descending colon. Emergent colonoscopy found solid stool in the mid descending colon. Water-soluble rectal enema showed a filling defect in the mid descending colon. Repeat colonoscopy demonstrated presence of a large fecaloma in left colon...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
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