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Year 2019 / Volume 111 / Number 5

Editorial

Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography – An indispensable tool in the hands of any hepatologist
335-337
Rafael Gómez Rodríguez,

Vascular complications after liver transplantation may lead to graft dysfunction and liver failure, which in turn results in need for retransplantation and death risk. Therefore, their early diagnosis...

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Incidence and characterization of Clostridium difficile in a secondary care hospital in Spain
338-344
Sara Andrés Lasheras, Inma Martín Burriel, Carmen Aspiroz, Raúl Carlos Mainar Jaime, Pilar Robres, Eloísa Sevilla, Ed Kuijper, Manuel Chirino Trejo, Rosa Bolea,

Introduction: Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is a major nosocomial infectious agent in hospitals. Previous studies have addressed the high proportion of infection episodes that are overlooked in...

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Metastatic tumors in the pancreas: the role of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine‐needle aspiration
345-350
Maite Betés, Santiago González Vázquez, Alejandro Bojórquez, María Dolores Lozano, José Ignacio Echeveste, Laura García Albarrán, Miguel Muñoz Navas, Jose Carlos Súbtil,

Background and objectives: there are few published data on the use of EUS guided fine-needle aspiration in secondary pancreatic lesions. We describe the largest series published so far in a European country....

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First approaches for the transplantation of hepatocytes from Wistar rat preneoplastic livers into healthy recipients
351-357
Marina Cecilia Vera, María Eugenia Biancardi, Hebe Bottai, María Cristina Lugano, Ariel Darío Quiroga, Gerardo Bruno Pisani, Alejandra Beatriz Quintana,

Background: the shortage of donors of hepatocyte transplantation therapy led to the use of so-called marginal donors. Some donors may have a hepatic illnesses that is associated with hepatic preneoplasia...

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Endoscopic papillary large balloon dilatation for the extraction of common bile duct stones
358-363
Mohamed Alsenbesy, Khaled Shahat, Abdallah Nawara, Mohammad Sallam, Mohamed Fakhry, Mohamed Shazly, Mohamed Moussa, Mohammed Tag-Adeen, Hussein El-Amin, Mohammed Sobh,

Background and aim: endoscopic papillary large balloon dilatation (EPLBD) is increasingly accepted as an appropriate option for the management of difficult common bile duct stones (CBDS). This study aimed...

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Altered expression of COX-2 and TNF-α in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma
364-370
Andressa de Freitas Alves, Vanessa Dido Baldissera, Eduardo Cremonese Filippi Chiela, Carlos Thadeu Schmidt Cerski, Paulo Roberto Ott Fontes, Marilda da Cruz Fernandes, Marilene Porawski, Márcia Giovenardi,

Background and aim: hepatocellular carcinoma is a type of cancer related with inflammation, as 90% of cases develop in a chronic inflammation condition. Excess inflammation can affect tissue homeostasis....

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The long-term benefits of bariatric surgery in elderly and super-obese populations
371-377
Linas Martinaitis, Carlota Tuero, Manuel Fortún Landecho, Javier A. Cienfuegos, Rafael Moncada, Fernando Rotellar, Camilo Silva, Gema Frühbeck, Víctor Valentí,

Purpose: to assess the long-term benefits of bariatric surgery in super-obese (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 50) and in elderly obese (age > 60 years) populations. Methods: one hundred and twenty one patients...

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A long-term prospective study of the efficacy and safety of endoscopic septotomy using the LigaSure® system for the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum
378-383
Vicente Pons-Beltrán, Natalia García Morales, Esteban Sáez-González, Noelia Alonso, Marta Ponce, Marco Bustamante, Lidia Argüello,

Background and objectives: endoscopic septotomy of the cricopharyngeal muscle (ESCM) is a technique used for the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum (ZD). The experience with computerized vascular sealing...

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Excess weight and gastrointestinal symptoms in Chilean celiac patients at the time of diagnosis
384-387
Alejandra C. Parada, Constanza Méndez, Carolina Aguirre,

Introduction: celiac disease is an immune condition that results in histologic changes in the small bowel and produces both digestive and extra-digestive symptoms. Intestinal damage results in malabsorption...

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Meta-analysis of the diagnostic value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for the detection of vascular complications after liver transplantation
388-396
Suxian Chen, Xiong Wang, Baoxin Zhang, Baijing Liu, Hui Pan,

Background: contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is increasingly used to identify vascular complications in patients after liver transplantation. The present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy...

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Median arcuate ligament syndrome as a cause of intestinal angina
397
Sagrario María Santos Seoane, Marta Izquierdo Romero, Aida Fernández Pantiga, Elsa García Antuña,

Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) or celiac artery compression syndrome is caused by extrinsic compression by the median arcuate ligament. It is often asymptomatic, but it can cause intestinal symptoms...

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Secondary gastroduodenal plasmacytoma in a patient with multiple myeloma
398-399
José Antonio Carnerero Rodríguez, Ana Rosa Calle Gómez, Laura María Camacho Montaño, Jesús Leal Téllez,

We present an exceptional case of secondary gastroduodenal plasmacytoma in the course of multiple myeloma and we discuss the clinical presentation, images obtained by endoscopy and computed tomography,...

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Case Report

Serrated Lesions in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
400-402
David Viso Vidal, Mónica Sierra Ausín, Patricia Suárez Álvarez, Francisco Jorquera Plaza,

Background: a new serrated histologic finding has recently been discovered in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), known as serrated epithelial change (SEC). Recent studies suggest that SEC...

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Case Report

Leukocytoclastic vasculitis after vaccination in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease
402-404
María Fernández Prada, Paula Alonso Penanes, Patricia Morales del Burgo, Isabel Pérez Martinez, María Clara Villa del Amo,

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are likely to receive immunomodulation treatment and therefore, should be properly vaccinated. Despite their proven safety, vaccines are not exempt from adverse...

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Research letter

Aganglionic megacolon in the adult. Urgent and surprising cause of intestinal occlusion
405
Beatriz Arencibia Pérez, Julio José Delgado Sánchez, Joaquín Marchena Gómez,

In relation to the interesting article published recently in your scientific journal titled "Hirschsprung disease with debut in adult age as acute intestinal obstruction: a case report" , we would like...

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Research letter

Acute seronegative hepatitis C: two case reports
406
Ana Gómez Outomuro, Miguel Fraile, María Torner,

We present two cases of immunosuppressed patients diagnosed with acute hepatitis C (AHC) HCV-antibody negative by HCV-RNA testing. Delayed seroconversion in immunosuppressed patients may result in retarded...

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Eosinophilic esophagitis after an episode of herpetic esophagitis
406-407
Noelia Alcaide Suárez, Javier Santos Fernández, Luis Fernández Salazar,

We want to present a case of eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) after a herpetic esophagitis (HE) to increase the available evidence on the association suggested between both entities recently published by...

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Research letter

Cholecystocutaneous fistula
407-408
Sagrario María Santos Seoane, Vanesa Díaz Fernández, Víctor Arenas García,

Spontaneous external biliary fistula or cholecystocutaneous fistula is defined as the rupture of the gallbladder through all layers of the abdominal wall, with development of a fistulous tract to the skin...

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Research letter

Multiple biliary hamartomatosis: an endoscopic ultrasound clinical case
408-409
Lidia Argüello-Viudez, Rodrigo Mansilla Vivar, Vicente Pons-Beltrán, Lidia Argüello- Viudez on behalf of Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Digestive Diseases Department, La Fe Polytechnic University Hospital, Valencia, Spain. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Research Group, IIS Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain*,

* Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Digestive Diseases Department, La Fe Polytechnic University Hospital, Valencia, Spain. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Research Group, IIS Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain: Lidia Argüello- Viudez, Vicente Pons- Beltrán

A 54-year-old female patient was referred to our outpatient clinic in December 2017 due to unresolved epigastric pain. She underwent cholecystectomyin in October 2012 due to epigastric pain, without evidence...

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What’s next after failure of OTSC® for the closure of gastrostomy fistula? Another OTSC®?
409
Mafalda Sousa, Luísa Proença, Adélia Rodrigues,

A 55-year-old female patient was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the nasopharynx stage in 2016 and proposed for radical chemo/radiotherapy. A percutaneous endoscopy gastrostomy was performed...

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The rectosigmoid junction: are limits important?
410
Jorge Luna-Abanto,

The rectosigmoid junction (RSJ) is the limit between the sigmoid colon and the rectum. The limits of this transition zone have been a source of controversy. There are multiple definitions that aim to establish...

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Pyogenic granuloma of the duodenum as an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleeding
410-411
Marta Cuadros Martínez, Rubén Fernández Martos,

Pyogenic granulomas are lobular capillary hemangiomas, usually found on skin and oral mucosa. To date, few cases of pyogenic granuloma of the gastrointestinal tract have been reported, being duodenal involvement...

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