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Capsula endoscopy enteroscopy

Umberto Parini, Mario Nardi, Andrea Loffredo, Massimiliano Fabozzi, Maurizio Roveroni
Paraganglioma is an exceedingly rare tumour of the duodenum that arises in close proximity to the ampulla of Vater. To date a total of 133 cases of duodenal paraganglioma have been reported in the literature; of these, 27 (20%) were histologically gangliocytic paragangliomas. This neoplasm generally behaves in a benign fashion, although instances of recurrence and/or lymph node metastasis have been described. The treatment consists in endoscopic polypectomy or surgical resection in relation to the histological features and the macroscopic extent of the neoplasm...
July 2007: Chirurgia Italiana
Riccardo Marmo, Gianluca Rotondano, Emanuele Rondonotti, Roberto de Franchis, Roberto D'IncĂ , Maria Grazia Vettorato, Guido Costamagna, Maria E Riccioni, Cristiano Spada, Rosario D'Angella, Giuseppe Milazzo, Antonio Faraone, Mario Rizzetto, Valeria Barbon, Pietro Occhipinti, Silvia Saettone, Gaetano Iaquinto, Francesco P Rossini et al.
BACKGROUND: Capsule enteroscopy is considered the gold standard for evaluating patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. The costs of capsule enteroscopy examination, however, make it uncertain whether the clinically relevant diagnostic gain is also associated with cost savings. AIM: To evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness ratio of capsule enteroscopy in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. METHODS: Retrospective study was carried out in nine Italian gastroenterology units from 2003 to 2005...
July 2007: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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