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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319601/effectiveness-of-double-balloon-enteroscopy-facilitated-polypectomy-in-paediatric-patients-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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Dalia Belsha, Arun Urs, Thomas Attard, Mike Thomson
BACKGROUND: Sizable small-bowel (SB) polyps in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) pose a high risk for intussusception, often necessitating laparotomy and intraoperative-enteroscopy (IOE). This series examines the effectiveness of double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) facilitated polypectomy for pediatric patients with PJS. METHODS: Prospective analysis of collected data (6 years) on all patients with PJS referred for DBE-facilitated SB polypectomy at a pediatric tertiary-referral center...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314199/unusual-ultrasound-appearance-of-small-bowel-intussusception-and-secondary-bowel-obstruction-in-a-child-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
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Lei Wu, Ramesh S Iyer, George T Drugas, A Luana Stanescu
Small bowel intussusception (SBI) in pediatric patients resolves spontaneously in the majority of cases. Pathologic small bowel intussusception with a lead point is rare in children. Ultrasound (US) is the preferred initial imaging study for the diagnosis of intussusception. We report a case of long-segment SBI and secondary bowel obstruction caused by a large hamartomatous polyp. This case emphasizes unique, atypical ultrasound findings that may be encountered in small bowel intussusception, with correlative radiographic, CT (computed tomography) and intra-operative findings...
May 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303455/duodenal-cancer-in-a-young-patient-with-peuts-jeghers-syndrome-harboring-an-entire-deletion-of-the-stk11-gene
#3
Satoshi Teramae, Koichi Okamoto, Kumiko Tanaka, Reika Matsumoto, Shinji Kitamura, Tetsuo Kimura, Masahiro Sogabe, Hiroshi Miyamoto, Naoki Muguruma, Yoshimi Bando, Mitsuo Shimada, Tetsuji Takayama
A 21-year-old woman with Peuts-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) was referred to our hospital for gastrointestinal surveillance. She had been diagnosed as having PJS from a young age based on her family history and the presence of mucocutaneous pigmentation on her lips and oral mucosa. Her mother and brother had PJS harboring an entire deletion of the STK11 gene. She had tetralogy of Fallot, atrial tachycardia, sick sinus syndrome, and mental retardation in her past history. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy identified a protruded lesion with a depressed area that occupied the lumen half-circumferentially in the duodenal second portion and also showed a 10-mm protruded lesion on the anterior wall of the lower gastric body...
June 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284884/risk-of-advanced-lesions-at-the-first-follow-up-colonoscopy-after-polypectomy-of-diminutive-versus-small-adenomatous-polyps-of-low-grade-dysplasia
#4
Orly Sneh Arbib, Valentina Zemser, Yaara Leibovici Weissman, Rachel Gingold-Belfer, Alex Vilkin, Sapir Eizenstein, Arnon Cohen, Doron Comaneshter, Shochat Tzipora, Yaron Niv, Yeuda Ringel, David Lieberman, Zohar Levi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The current guidelines for surveillance after polypectomy do not distinguish between diminutive (1-5 mm) and small (6-9 mm) polyps with low-grade dysplasia (LGD). We aimed to evaluate the risk for advanced neoplasia on follow-up colonoscopy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 443 patients whose worst finding at index colonoscopy was polypectomy of 1 to 5 or 6 to 9 mm polyps with LGD and those who underwent a follow-up colonoscopy. RESULTS: During a mean follow-up of 32...
March 8, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252346/lymphangioma-of-the-jejunal-mesentery-and-jejunal-polyps-presenting-as-an-acute-abdomen-in-a-teenager
#5
Jasb Jayasundara, E Perera, M V Chandu de Silva, A A Pathirana
Cystic lymphangioma of the small bowel mesentery is a rare clinical entity, especially after childhood. Medical literature reveals a limited number of such cases presenting as acute abdomen due to bowel obstruction, small bowel volvulus and bleeding into the tumour. We present the management experience of an 18-year-old woman who presented with rapid onset diffuse peritonism and raised inflammatory markers. Computed tomography showed a mass in the small bowel mesentery with suspicion of segmental bowel ischaemia...
March 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219690/factors-associated-with-shorter-colonoscopy-surveillance-intervals-for-patients-with-low-risk-colorectal-adenomas-and-effects-on-outcome
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Joseph C Anderson, John A Baron, Dennis J Ahnen, Elizabeth L Barry, Roberd M Bostick, Carol A Burke, Robert S Bresalier, Timothy R Church, Bernard F Cole, Marcia Cruz-Correa, Adam S Kim, Leila A Mott, Robert S Sandler, Douglas J Robertson
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Endoscopists do not routinely follow guidelines to survey individuals with low-risk adenomas (LRAs; 1-2 small tubular adenomas, < 1 cm) every 5-10 years for colorectal cancer; many recommend shorter surveillance intervals for these individuals. We aimed to identify the reasons that endoscopists recommend shorter surveillance intervals for some individuals with LRAs and determine whether timing affects outcomes at follow-up examinations. METHODS: We collected data from 1560 individuals (45-75 years old) who participated in a prospective chemoprevention trial (of vitamin D and calcium) from 2004 through 2008...
February 20, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147305/the-heparanase-inhibitor-pg545-attenuates-colon-cancer-initiation-and-growth-associating-with-increased-p21-expression
#7
Preeti Singh, Alexandra Blatt, Sari Feld, Yaniv Zohar, Esraa Saadi, Liza Barki-Harrington, Edward Hammond, Neta Ilan, Israel Vlodavsky, Yehuda Chowers, Elizabeth Half
Heparanase activity is highly implicated in cellular invasion and tumor metastasis, a consequence of cleavage of heparan sulfate and remodeling of the extracellular matrix underlying epithelial and endothelial cells. Heparanase expression is rare in normal epithelia, but is often induced in tumors, associated with increased tumor metastasis and poor prognosis. In addition, heparanase induction promotes tumor growth, but the molecular mechanism that underlines tumor expansion by heparanase is still incompletely understood...
March 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104992/ileo-ileal-intussusception-caused-by-lymphangioma-of-the-small-bowel-treated-by-single-incision-laparoscopic-assisted-ileal-resection
#8
Atsushi Kohga, Akihiro Kawabe, Yuto Hasegawa, Kiyoshige Yajima, Takuya Okumura, Kimihiro Yamashita, Jun Isogaki, Kenji Suzuki, Akira Komiyama
Intraabdominal lymphangiomas are uncommon; additionally, those affecting the gastrointestinal tract are rare and account for less than 1% of cases. Intussusception caused by a cystic lymphangioma of the small bowel is extremely rare. The patient was a 20-year-old woman who visited our emergency room with a complaint of abdominal pain. A computed tomography image revealed ileo-ileal intussusception with a leading hypovascular mass measuring 1 cm in a diameter. Single-incision laparoscopic-assisted ileal resection was performed...
January 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079233/suspected-blood-indicator-in-capsule-endoscopy-a-valuable-tool-for-gastrointestinal-bleeding-diagnosis
#9
Pedro Boal Carvalho, Joana Magalhães, Francisca Dias DE Castro, Sara Monteiro, Bruno Rosa, Maria João Moreira, José Cotter
BACKGROUND: Small bowel bleeding is a leading indication for small bowel capsule endoscopy. The Suspected Blood Indicator (SBI) is a software feature directed to automatically detect bleeding lesions during small bowel capsule endoscopy. OBJECTIVE: - We aimed to assess SBI diagnostic accuracy for small bowel haemorrhage or potentially bleeding lesions during small bowel capsule endoscopy for small bowel bleeding. Methods - Single-centre retrospective study including 281 consecutive small bowel capsule endoscopy performed for small bowel bleeding during 6 years...
January 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035250/from-traditional-serrated-adenoma-to-tubulovillous-adenoma-and-beyond
#10
REVIEW
Sangeetha N Kalimuthu, Adeline Chelliah, Runjan Chetty
It is well established that colorectal cancer develops from a series of precursor epithelial polyps, including tubular adenomas, villous/tubulovillous adenomas (VA/TVA), sessile serrated adenomas (SSA) and traditional serrated adenomas (TSA). Of these, TSAs are least common and account for only 5% of all serrated polyps. TSAs are characterised by the presence of a "pinecone-like" architecture, granular eosinophilic cytoplasm, luminal serrations, ectopic crypt foci (ECF) and elongated, pencillate nuclei. However, the distinct slit-like luminal serrations, reminiscent of small bowel mucosa, appear to be the most unique and reproducible feature to distinguish TSAs from other polyps...
December 15, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024986/natural-history-of-diminutive-and-small-colorectal-polyps-a%C3%A2-systematic-literature-review
#11
REVIEW
Jasper L A Vleugels, Yark Hazewinkel, Paul Fockens, Evelien Dekker
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Diminutive (1-5 mm) and small (6-9 mm) polyps comprise 90% of detected lesions during colonoscopy and rarely contain advanced histology or colorectal cancer (CRC). Routine removal of these lesions results in a significant burden to colonoscopy programs. At the same time, the risk for progression of these polyps to CRC is unclear. We performed a systematic review to explore the natural history of diminutive and small colorectal polyps. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE for studies investigating the natural history of colorectal polyps...
December 23, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003719/cirrhotic-patients-have-worse-bowel-preparation-at-screening-colonoscopy-than-chronic-liver-disease-patients-without-cirrhosis
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Anika K Anam, Kunal Karia, Arun B Jesudian, Brian P Bosworth
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis has been shown in small studies to be a predictor of suboptimal bowel preparation at screening colonoscopy. It has yet to be established whether patients with chronic liver disease in the absence of cirrhosis experience equally poor colon cleansing. Intestinal dysmotility related to cirrhosis might impair bowel preparation in this population more than those with chronic liver disease without cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: This study compared the quality of bowel preparation in cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic patients with chronic liver disease and determined whether this influenced polyp detection rate...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002513/a-computer-aided-diagnostic-system-for-intestinal-polyps-identified-by-wireless-capsule-endoscopy
#13
Adriana Florentina Constantinescu, Mihaela Ionescu, Vlad Florin Iovănescu, Marius Eugen Ciurea, Alin Gabriel Ionescu, Costin Teodor Streba, Marius Gabriel Bunescu, Ion Rogoveanu, Cristin Constantin Vere
Small bowel polyps present in images acquired by wireless capsule endoscopy are more difficult to detect using computer-aided diagnostic (CAD) systems. We aimed to identify the optimum morphological characteristics that best describe a polyp and convert them into feature vectors used for automatic detection of polyps present in images acquired by wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE). We prospectively included 54 patients with clinical indications for WCE. Initially, physicians analyzed all images acquired, identifying the frames that contained small bowel polyps...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689205/non-gastric-gastrointestinal-xanthomas-case-series-and-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Cristina Díaz Del Arco, Ángel Álvarez Sánchez, M Jesús Fernández Aceñero
Gastrointestinal xanthomas are infrequent non-neoplastic lesions characterized by the accumulation of foam cells in the lamina propria. They are commonly seen in association with dyslipidemia, chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and infections in immunosuppressed patients. However, no clear connection to hyperlipidemia has been found. They occur more frequently in the stomach, and are very rare in the small bowel and esophagus. We identified all cases of non-gastric xanthoma or xanthomatosis reported in the English literature by searching the PubMed database and retrospectively reviewed the clinical, endoscopic, and histopathologic features of the 11 cases of non-gastric gastrointestinal xanthomas diagnosed in our hospital...
September 2016: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639097/wireless-capsule-enteroscopy-in-healthy-volunteers
#15
Ilja Tachecí, Petr Bradna, Tomáš Douda, Drahomíra Baštecká, Marcela Kopáčová, Stanislav Rejchrt, Martin Lutonský, Tomáš Soukup, Jan Bureš
INTRODUCTION: The aim of our prospective study was to define endoscopy appearance of the small bowel in healthy volunteers. METHOD: Forty-two healthy volunteers underwent wireless capsule endoscopy, clinical investigation, laboratory tests, and completed a health-status questionnaire. All subjects were available for a 36-month clinical follow-up. RESULTS: Eleven subjects (26%) had fully normal endoscopy findings. Remaining 31 persons (74%), being asymptomatic, with normal laboratory results, had some minor findings at wireless capsule endoscopy...
2016: Acta Medica (Hradec Králové)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629953/newly-developed-endoscopic-treatment-for-small-bowel-polyps-cold-snare-polypectomy
#16
Junichi Sato, Yoshiki Hirooka, Osamu Watanabe, Masanao Nakamura, Takeshi Yamamura, Kohei Funasaka, Eizaburo Ohno, Hiroki Kawashima, Ryoji Miyahara, Hidemi Goto
A 72-year-old man with the history of small bowel carcinoma was diagnosed to have a sessile polyp in the jejunum during a follow-up examination. We performed double-balloon endoscopy and removed the polyp by means of cold snare polypectomy. The follow-up endoscopy showed no residual lesion. Cold snare polypectomy has been established as a safe and effective method for the endoscopic treatment of colonic polyps with a low risk of causing electrocautery burns and perforation. However, this technique has not yet been applied for small bowel lesions...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27574615/cronkhite-canada-syndrome-polyps-infiltrated-with-igg4-positive-plasma-cells
#17
Ru-Ying Fan, Xiao-Wei Wang, Li-Jun Xue, Ran An, Jian-Qiu Sheng
Cronkhite-Canada syndrome (CCS) is a rare but serious protein-losing enteropathy, but little is known about the mechanism. Further more, misdiagnosis is common due to non-familiarity of its clinical manifestation. A 40-year-old male patient was admitted to our hospital because of diarrhea and hypogeusia associated with weight loss for 4 mo. On physical examination, skin pigmentation, dystrophic nail changes and alopecia were noted. He had no alike family history. Laboratory results revealed low levels of serum albumin (30...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27477802/hamartomatous-polyps-a-clinical-and-molecular-genetic-study
#18
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/27466165/sequential-crohn-s-ileitis-ileosigmoidal-fistula-segmental-sigmoid-polyposis-and-sigmoid-stricture-the-natural-history
#19
Burton I Korelitz, Vivek Kesar, Raja Taunk, Judy Schneider
BACKGROUND: We have previously recognized segmental sigmoid polyps as an indicator of a fistula from Crohn's ileitis to the sigmoid or the proximal rectum. In the course of this study, we realized that many patients with this fistula had no sigmoid polyps, but the sigmoid was the site of marked inflammation and early or late stricture formation. Furthermore, in some patients with a stricture, the fistula was not recognized until the surgeon (or the pathologist) dissected an inflammatory peri-ileal and/or a perisigmoidal mass...
July 25, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27404294/small-bowel-surveillance-in-patients-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome-comparing-magnetic-resonance-enteroclysis-and-double-balloon-enteroscopy
#20
Anne Goverde, Susanne E Korsse, Anja Wagner, Monique E van Leerdam, Nanda C Krak, Jaap Stoker, Henk R van Buuren, Robert M W Hofstra, Marco J Bruno, Pieter Dewint, Evelien Dekker, Manon C W Spaander
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Small-bowel surveillance with polypectomy of polyps ≥15 mm prevents complications in patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS). We aimed to compare magnetic resonance enteroclysis (MRE) and double balloon enteroscopy (DBE) for diagnostic yield of these polyps and for patient preference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PJS patients prospectively underwent MRE followed by proximal DBE within 20 weeks. Endoscopists were blinded to the MRE results...
July 11, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
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