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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 2

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Detection of polyps in the small bowel of patients with acromegaly via capsule endoscopy

118-120

Gerardo Blanco Velasco, Baldomero González-Virla, Raquel Palos-Cuéllar, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Robles, Guadalupe Vargas-Ortega, Omar Michel Solórzano-Pineda, Victoria Mendoza-Zubieta, Oscar Víctor Hernández-Mondragón,

Background: the prevalence of small bowel (SB) polyps is unknown in acromegaly patients. Objective: to evaluate the prevalence of polyps/tumors in SB of acromegaly patients. Material: this was a prospective and observational study that compared the prevalence of polyps/tumors using capsule endoscopy with a standard protocol in asymptomatic acromegaly patients and non-acromegaly patients, with abdominal pain, diarrhea or anemia. Results: one hundred and eighty-three cases were included (61 acromegaly and 122 non-acromegaly). Polyps were found in six (9.8%) and three (2.5%) patients, respectively (RR: 4 [95% CI, 1.03-15.45; p = 0.038]). There were no differences in the tumors (n = 4, 6.6% vs n = 7, 5.7%). Conclusions: acromegaly may be associated with more polyps in SB.

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