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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184053/gastrointestinal-diseases-and-their-oro-dental-manifestations-part-4-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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S E Korsse, M E van Leerdam, E Dekker
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a rare, autosomal dominant inherited disorder, caused by germline mutations in the LKB1 tumour suppressor gene. It is clinically characterised by distinct perioral mucocutaneous pigmentations, gastrointestinal polyposis and an increased cancer risk in adult life. Hamartomatous polyps can develop already in the first decade of life and may cause various complications, including abdominal pain, bleeding, anaemia, and acute intestinal obstruction. Furthermore, patients have an increased risk for developing cancer, both in the gastrointestinal tract as in other organs...
February 10, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063287/clinical-practice-guidelines-for-the-use-of-video-capsule%C3%A2-endoscopy
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Robert A Enns, Lawrence Hookey, David Armstrong, Charles N Bernstein, Steven J Heitman, Christopher Teshima, Grigorios I Leontiadis, Frances Tse, Daniel Sadowski
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Video capsule endoscopy (CE) provides a noninvasive option to assess the small intestine, but its use with respect to endoscopic procedures and cross-sectional imaging varies widely. The aim of this consensus was to provide guidance on the appropriate use of CE in clinical practice. METHODS: A systematic literature search identified studies on the use of CE in patients with Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal bleeding, and anemia...
January 4, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035305/gardner-syndrome-associated-with-multiple-osteomas-intestinal-polyposis-and-epidermoid-cysts
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Kwang-Joon Koh, Ha-Na Park, Kyoung-A Kim
Gardner syndrome is known as a variant of familial adenomatous polyposis. This syndrome is characterized by multiple intestinal polyposes, osteomas, and epidermoid cysts. In addition, dental abnormalities include an increased frequency of multiple odontomas, as well as supernumerary and impacted teeth. The authors report the case of a 7-year-old male patient with Gardner syndrome. Radiographic findings revealed multiple osteomas in both sides of the maxilla, multiple diffuse enostoses in both jaws, and a complex odontoma in the left mandibular body...
December 2016: Imaging Science in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029683/alopecia-areata-incognita-in-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
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S Ong, C Rodriguez-Garcia, S Grabczynska, J Carton, M Osborn, J Walters, F Kubba, C M Stefanato
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome is an acquired inflammatory polyposis syndrome in which alopecia, onychomadesis and hyperpigmentation occur concurrently with gastrointestinal symptoms. The pathophysiology of alopecia in Cronkhite-Canada Syndrome has not been definitively elucidated and we present evidence for alopecia incognita as a possible mechanism of hair loss. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 28, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991685/massive-gastric-juvenile-type-polyposis-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-22-cases
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Raul S Gonzalez, Volkan Adsay, Rondell P Graham, Stuti G Shroff, Michael M Feely, Michael G Drage, David N Lewin, Eric A Swanson, Rhonda K Yantiss, Pelin Bağci, Alyssa M Krasinskas
AIMS: Massive gastric polyposis is a rare entity often associated with juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS). We evaluated the clinicopathologic features of 22 patients with abundant gastric juvenile-type or hyperplastic-like polyps. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study included 12 males and 10 females with a median age of 48 years (range: 13-79). Fourteen (64%) patients carried a diagnosis of JPS, and three had prior gastrointestinal adenocarcinomas. Patients without known JPS presented at an older median age (60 versus 40 years; P=0...
December 19, 2016: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920699/asymptomatic-multiple-lymphomatous-polyposis-identified-during-staging-bidirectional-endoscopy-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Sonja P Dawsey, Jason A Gregory, Alexander W Brown, Frances J Jones
Multiple lymphomatous polyposis (MLP) as an extranodal manifestation of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in the gastrointestinal tract is rare and not often reported in the literature. We describe the case of a 63-year-old female with asymptomatic MLP found during staging bidirectional endoscopy of MCL. The patient presented only with dyspnea, but was found on physical exam to have diffuse lymphadenopathy, and subsequent positron emission tomography (PET) CT showed extensive lymph node adenopathy consistent with lymphoma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910069/lkb1-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-uterine-cancer-mouse-models-and-translational-studies
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Christopher G Peña, Diego H Castrillón
The LKB1 tumor suppressor was identified in 1998 as the gene mutated in the Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS), a hereditary cancer predisposition characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and a high incidence of cancers, particularly carcinomas, at a variety of anatomic sites including the gastrointestinal tract, lung, and female reproductive tract. Women with PJS have a high incidence of carcinomas of the uterine corpus (endometrium) and cervix. The LKB1 gene is also somatically mutated in human cancers arising at these sites...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899913/steroid-responsive-mononeuritis-multiplex-in-the-cronkhite-canada-syndrome
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Y L Lo, K H Lim, X M Cheng, S Mesenas
The Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare disorder of unknown origin characterized by generalized gastrointestinal polyposis, alopecia, hyperpigmentation, and onychodystrophy. We report a case of CCS with concomitant presentation of mononeuritis multiplex. The electrophysiological findings and steroid responsiveness suggests presence of an autoimmune mechanism.
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891260/intravenous-vitamin-c-administered-as-adjunctive-therapy-for-recurrent-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Amit Bharara, Catherine Grossman, Daniel Grinnan, Aamer Syed, Bernard Fisher, Christine DeWilde, Ramesh Natarajan, Alpha A Berry Fowler
This case report summarizes the first use of intravenous vitamin C employed as an adjunctive interventional agent in the therapy of recurrent acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The two episodes of ARDS occurred in a young female patient with Cronkhite-Canada syndrome, a rare, sporadically occurring, noninherited disorder that is characterized by extensive gastrointestinal polyposis and malabsorption. Prior to the episodes of sepsis, the patient was receiving nutrition via chronic hyperalimentation administered through a long-standing central venous catheter...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768599/a-role-for-the-vitamin-d-pathway-in-non-intestinal-lesions-in-genetic-and-carcinogen-models-of-colorectal-cancer-and-in-familial-adenomatous-polyposis
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Yong-Sik Bong, Shahin Assefnia, Therese Tuohy, Deborah W Neklason, Randall W Burt, Jaeil Ahn, Hao-Wen J Jiang, Stephen W Byers
Vitamin D is implicated in the etiology of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, usually characterized by alteration in the APC/β-catenin/TCF tumor suppressor pathway. The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is also implicated in cardiovascular and skin diseases as well as in immunity. Activated VDR can indirectly alter β-catenin nuclear localization and directly suppress β-catenin/TCF mediated transcriptional activity. We treated VDR null mice with the carcinogen azoxymethane (AOM) and generated mice bearing a mutated APC (hypomorph) on a VDR null background (Apc1638N/+Vdr-/-)...
October 19, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716071/effectiveness-of-cyclosporine-as-a-treatment-for-steroid-resistant-cronkhite-canada-syndrome-two-case-reports
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Kohei Yamakawa, Takuya Yoshino, Kotaro Watanabe, Koichiro Kawano, Akira Kurita, Naomi Matsuzaki, Yoshiaki Yuba, Shujiro Yazumi
BACKGROUND: Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare non-inherited disorder, characterized by gastrointestinal polyposis and ectodermal changes. The pathophysiology remains unclear. Treatment with corticosteroids is considered the mainstay treatment because of its high efficacy. However, some patients have steroid-resistant CCS. The therapeutic strategy for steroid-resistant CCS is not yet established. We report two cases with steroid-resistant CCS that were effectively treated with cyclosporine (CyA)...
October 6, 2016: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661969/gastrointestinal-polyposis-in-cowden-syndrome
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Ruthy Shaco-Levy, Kory W Jasperson, Katie Martin, N J Samadder, Randall W Burt, Jian Ying, Mary P Bronner
GOALS: To further characterize the gastrointestinal manifestations of Cowden syndrome in clinically well-annotated patients to improve the diagnosis of this syndrome. BACKGROUND: The gastrointestinal manifestations of Cowden Syndrome, an important heritable and multiorgan cancer syndrome, are not well defined. Proper diagnosis is essential for effective cancer surveillance and prevention in these patients. STUDY: Cowden patients with gastrointestinal polyps were selected for medical record and pathologic slide review...
September 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27631205/juvenile-polyposis-syndrome-an-unusual-case-report-of-anemia-and-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-young-infant
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Yi-Han Hsiao, Chin-Hung Wei, Szu-Wen Chang, Lung Chang, Yu-Wei Fu, Hung-Chang Lee, Hsuan-Liang Liu, Chun-Yan Yeung
BACKGROUND: Juvenile polyposis syndrome, a rare disorder in children, is characterized with multiple hamartomatous polyps in alimentary tract. A variety of manifestations include bleeding, intussusception, or polyp prolapse. In this study, we present an 8-month-old male infant of juvenile polyposis syndrome initially presenting with chronic anemia. To the best of our knowledge, this is the youngest case reported in the literature. METHODS: We report a rare case of an 8-month-old male infant who presented with chronic anemia and gastrointestinal bleeding initially...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573780/syndromic-gastric-polyps-at-the-crossroads-of-genetic-and-environmental-cancer-predisposition
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Lodewijk A A Brosens, Francis M Giardiello, G Johan Offerhaus, Elizabeth A Montgomery
Gastric polyps occur in 1-4 % of patients undergoing gastroscopy. Although most are sporadic, some gastric polyps are part of an underlying hereditary syndrome. Gastric polyps can be seen in each of the well-known gastrointestinal polyposis syndromes, but also in Lynch syndrome and in several rare not primarily gastrointestinal syndromes. In addition, Gastric Adenocarcinoma and Proximal Polyposis of the Stomach (GAPPS) is a recently described heritable syndrome characterized by isolated gastric polyposis and risk of gastric cancer...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497040/emergency-total-proctocolectomy-in-an-uninsured-patient-with-familial-adenomatous-polyposis-syndrome-and-acute-lower-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-in-a-community-hospital-a-case-report
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Rodolfo J Oviedo, Bruce M Dixon, Chase W Sofiak
INTRODUCTION: Rectal bleeding is the most common symptom of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP). This case investigates the efficacy of emergency surgery for FAP with total proctocolectomy end ileostomy for recurrent lower gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage in an uninsured patient in a 266-bed community hospital. The optimal treatment for FAP with acute lower GI hemorrhage and hemodynamic compromise unresponsive to conservative management is unclear. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 41-year-old uninsured African American man with no past medical or family history presented to the emergency department with hematochezia lasting three days...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477802/hamartomatous-polyps-a-clinical-and-molecular-genetic-study
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REVIEW
Anne Marie Jelsig
Hamartomatous polyps (HPs) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are rare compared to other types of GI polyps, yet they are the most common type of polyp in children. The symptoms are usually rectal bleeding, abdominal pain, obstipation, anaemia, and/or small bowel obstruction. The polyps are typically removed concurrently with endoscopy when located in the colon, rectum, or stomach, whereas polyps in the small bowel are removed during push-enteroscopy, device-assisted enteroscopy, or by surgery. HPs can be classified as juvenile polyps or Peutz-Jeghers polyps based on their histopathological appearance...
August 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406052/%C3%AE-catenin-activation-in-fundic-gland-polyps-gastric-cancer-and-colonic-polyps-in-families-afflicted-by-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-proximal-polyposis-of-the-stomach-gapps
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Lucas A McDuffie, Arvind Sabesan, Michael Allgäeuer, Liqiang Xin, Christopher Koh, Theo Heller, Jeremy L Davis, Mark Raffeld, Markku Miettienen, Martha Quezado, Udo Rudloff
AIM: To evaluate possible colon involvement in the 'gastric adenocarcinoma and proximal polyposis of the stomach' (GAPPS) gastrointestinal polyposis syndrome. METHODS: Prospective clinicopathological evaluation of two GAPPS families and expression of nuclear β-catenin, p53 and Ki67 measured by immunohistochemistry on endoscopic and surgical specimens from patients with GAPPS. RESULTS: Patients with the GAPPS phenotype were more frequently affected by colonic polyps than patients at risk within the same families (p<0...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339646/-surgical-aspects-of-indications-and-techniques-for-adenomatous-polyposis-variants
#18
Gabriela Möslein
Due to the advances in molecular genetic diagnostics of adenomatous polyposis variants, identification of patients with a genetic predisposition and their at risk relatives is becoming increasingly important in clinical practice. Precise knowledge of the specific risk profile is gaining significance especially for surgeons and requires a clinically differentiated approach in order to correctly identify the indications for prophylactic surgery. In this article reference will be made to the technical details of the pouch operation rather than the decision-making process per se, since this has become common knowledge for specialized colorectal surgeons...
August 2016: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27339642/double-balloon-enteroscopy-a-7-year-experience-at-a-tertiary-care-centre
#19
Selçuk Dişibeyaz, Nuretdin Suna, Ufuk Barış Kuzu, Fatih Saygılı, Erkin Öztaş, Bülent Ödemiş, İbrahim Koral Önal, Zeki Mesut Yalın Kılıç, Meral Akdoğan, Ertuğrul Kayaçetin
BACKGROUND: Double Balloon Enteroscopy (DBE) provides the opportunity not only to investigate but also apply endoscopic therapeutic interventions for small intestinal disturbances. The aim of this study is to assess the indications, diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, complications and safety in clinical practise of DBE procedures that have been performed in our clinic. MATERIAL-METHODS: The data of patients who had undergone DBE procedure in our clinic between October 2007 and December 2014 were retrospectively investigated...
September 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27299422/utility-of-routine-colonic-biopsies-in-pediatric-colonoscopic-polypectomy-for-benign-juvenile-hamartomatous-polyps
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Michael Malandra, Sunpreet Kaur, Ashish Chogle
INTRODUCTION: Benign juvenile hamartomatous polyps are common in pediatric gastrointestinal practice. We hypothesize that in the absence of gross mucosal abnormalities, the likelihood of histologic abnormalities from routine random colonic biopsies is low. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review identifying patients aged 1 to 18 years who underwent complete colonoscopy and polypectomy for suspected colorectal polyps from January 1, 2004 to July 1, 2014...
June 13, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
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