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Year 2021 / Volume 113 / Number 1

Editorial

Leading in turbulent times with the aim to serve
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Javier A. Cienfuegos, Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado,

The year 2020 will be remembered for the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, which has been the greatest ever healthcare crisis for the National Health Service. In Spain there have been more than 1,556,730 cases and...

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Editorial

Premalignant lesions of the extrahepatic biliary tract. A territory to be explored hand in hand with cholangioscopy
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Carlos Dolz Abadía,

The biliary mucosa, both intrahepatic and extrahepatic, is lined by a single layer of columnar cells with oval nuclei near the base and a slightly eosinophilic cytoplasm. Although normal biliary ducts...

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Review of hepatitis C screening programs for immigrants in Spain from endemic countries
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María Ester Alarcón Linares, María Romay Barja, Alberto Torres Cantero, Ana Requena-Méndez,

Background: hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening strategies in European countries do not usually include the migrant population from endemic countries as a target group for screening. The aim of this study...

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Endoscopic treatment of postoperative esophagogastric leaks with fully covered self-expanding metal stents
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Elena Iglesias Jorquera, Juan Egea Valenzuela, Andrés Serrano Jiménez, Gabriel Carrilero Zaragoza, Antonio Ortega Sabater, Eduardo Sánchez Velasco, David Ruiz de Angulo, Vicente Munitiz, Pascual Parrilla, Fernando Alberca de las Parras,

Background: the management of postoperative esophageal leaks is a huge therapeutic challenge. Thanks to the advances in endoscopy, treatment with esophageal stents has been proposed as a valid option. Aims:...

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Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in Spain. Clinical-epidemiological considerations in relation to a multicenter registry
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José A. Guirola, Santiago Gil, Luis Zurera, Mikel Echenegusia, Javier Blázquez, Javier Guerrero, José Urbano, Miguel Ángel de Gregorio, Antonio Capel on behalf of Grupo para el estudio del TIPS en España (GETIPSE)*,

* Grupo para el estudio del TIPS en España (GETIPSE): Antonio Capel, Abel Gregorio, Mercedes Perez, Manuel Trillo, Jose Echevarria, Jesus Aldea, Jose J Muñoz, Carlos Lanciego, María Dolores Ferrer , José Ramon Pulpeiro, Jaume Sampere, Joan Falco

Objective: this study aimed to determine the epidemiological, technical and clinical data of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) performed by Interventional Radiology departments in Spain....

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Prevalence and detection of undiagnosed active hepatitis C virus infections in Navarre, Spain, 2017-2019
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Cristina Burgui, Carmen Martín, Aitziber Aguinaga, Alejandra Pérez-García, Carmen Ezpeleta, Jesús Castilla,

Background: undiagnosed active hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection remains an obstacle towards its eradication. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of HCV infection and to describe the diagnostic...

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Factors that predict the technical difficulty during endoscopic full-thickness resection of a gastric submucosal tumor
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Gong Jian, Linna Tan, Hanyu Wang, Liang Lv, Xuehong Wang, Xiaoyun Qi, Meixian Le, Yuyong Tan, Deliang Liu,

Background and aim: endoscopic full-thickness resection (EFTR) is widely accepted for the treatment of gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs). However, technical difficulties sometimes occur. The aim of the...

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Can inflammatory biomarkers help in the diagnosis and prognosis of gangrenous acute cholecystitis? A prospective study
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José Ángel Díez Ares, Rosario Martínez García, Nuria Estellés Vidagany, Nuria Peris Tomás, Manuel Planells Roig, Marta Valenzuela Gras, Tomás Ripollés González,

The diagnosis of gangrenous acute cholecystitis represents a diagnostic challenge for the physician and is rarely identified preoperatively. We report a longitudinal prospective study in 180 patients who...

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Surgical treatment of an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm of the biliary tract diagnosed by SpyGlass®
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Rosa Martí Fernández, Marina Garcés Albir, María Pilar Ballester, Dimitri Dorcaratto, Rosana Villagrasa, Elena Muñoz-Forner, Joana Carolina Gómez-Adrián, Vicente Sanchiz, Luis Sabater, Joaquín Ortega,

We present the case of a 76-year-old male with a history of acute cholecystitis who underwent a scheduled laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Chronic cholecystitis with a thickened cystic duct was observed intraoperatively....

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Endoscopic ultrasound-guided ethanol ablation for the management of a symptomatic pancreatic insulinoma
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Gabriel Mosquera-Klinger, Jhon Jaime Carvajal,

Introduction: pancreatic insulinoma is a sporadic, usually benign, frequently solitary tumor that is smaller than 20 mm. When it is functioning, patients present with symptoms of hypoglycemia secondary...

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Review

Efficacy and safety of submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection for gastric submucosal tumors: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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BenDaXin Cao, JiaXi Lu, YuYong Tan, DeLiang Liu,

Introduction: submucosal tunneling endoscopic resection (STER) can be an effective treatment for submucosal tumors (SMTs) in the esophagus and cardia. However, STER may be more difficult to perform in...

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Review

Inflammatory bowel disease and solid organ transplantation
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María del Pilar Martínez Montiel, Begoña Casis Herce,

The population of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and solid organ transplant (SOT) is increasing. Two clinical scenarios exist, recurrence of pre-existing IBD, which is more common, and...

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A mycotic hepatic artery aneurysm, a rare complication of aortic valve endocarditis
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Jaime López-Sánchez, José Quiñones Sampedro, Luis Muñoz-Bellvís,

A 58-year-old male underwent an aortic valve replacement due to an acute aortic regurgitation for aortic valve endocarditis. The patient maintained febrile syndrome during the postoperative period, in...

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Celiac trunk segmental arterial mediolysis: a rare cause of arteriopathy
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Elena García Rivera, Noelia Cenizo Revuelta, Liliana Fidalgo Domingos, Carlos Vaquero Puerta,

A 50-year-old male patient, without a previous medical history, presented sudden severe abdominal pain with no alterations in the blood analysis. A CT-Angiography (CTA) was performed that showed a wall...

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Epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: a rare cause of a liver tumor
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Carlos Alventosa Mateu, Juan José Urquijo Ponce, Brian Herráez Cervera, Laura García Llabata,

Hepatic hemangioendothelioma is a rare tumor which has malignant potential and a difficult radiological differential diagnosis that includes many others liver tumors as metastasic carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma...

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Research letter

Appendicular invagination as a rare manifestation of endometriosis
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Ana Pardillos Tomé, Elena Peña González, Carmelo Cebrián García,

Appendicular invagination is a rare situation, with an incidence of 0.01 %. The clinical presentation can be variable from acute appendicitis to chronic abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction by intussusception...

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Percutaneous endoscopic colostomy to treat recurrent sigmoid volvulus in an almost centenary patient
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Patricia Sanz Segura, Yolanda Arguedas Lázaro, Juan J. Sebastián Domingo,

We report the case of a 96-year-old institutionalized male, with severe dementia, who was admitted to our hospital with sigmoid volvulus. After successful decompression, the patient developed recurrent...

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Pseudoaneurysm of the gastroduodenal artery with arterio-duodenal fistulization secondary to acute pancreatitis: an unusual endoscopic diagnosis
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Cláudia Macedo, Elisa Gravito-Soares, Marta Gravito-Soares,

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A case of Currarino syndrome in an adult female presenting with refractory chronic constipation
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Eukene Rojo Aldama, Pablo Miranda García, Javier García Septiem,

We present the case of a 25-year-old female who presented due to refractory chronic constipation and fecal incontinence. She had bowel movements every 7-30 days with an increased consistency (1-2 Bristol...

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Spontaneous proximal choledochoduodenal fistula, a rare complication of cholangiolithiasis
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Hong-Yan Wang, Xin-Xin Yang, Shao-Ju Guo,

A 65-year-old female with a history of chronic gastritis presented with repeat epigastric pain and heartburn after meals. A physical examination was unremarkable, other than a mild fever and epigastric...

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Research letter

Giant pancreatic cystic lymphangioma
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Juan Antonio Bellido Luque, Alberto García Reyes, Ángel Nogales Muñoz,

A giant cystic lymphangioma in the pancreatic body-tail was diagnosed as an incidental ultrasound mass in a 41-year-old patient, with a progressive size that had increased in the last year by about 20...

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Research letter

Villous atrophy persistence in celiac disease despite following a gluten-free diet must be clarified
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Sandra Izquierdo Santervás, Luis Fernández Salazar,

We read with great interest the article recently published in REED by Shadegi et al. Villous atrophy (VA) persists in 35 % and 23.7 % of celiac disease (CD) patients for six and 24 months, respectively,...

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Research letter

Concordance between capsule endoscopy and device-assisted enteroscopy in small-bowel lesions
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Juan Manuel Blancas-Valencia, Gerardo Blanco Velasco,

The agreement between capsule endoscopy (CE) and device-assisted enteroscopy (DAE) in tumors of the small-bowel (SB) may be high. However, other SB lesions such as ulcers and angioectasias seem to have...

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Bortezomib-induced acute pancreatitis, an uncommon adverse event
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Eduardo Junquera Alonso, Lucía Seoane Blanco, Francisco Xavier Cano Calderero,

Acute pancreatitis is one of the main reasons for hospitalization, with an increasing incidence and associated non-negligible morbidity and mortality. Its most common causes are alcohol and gallstones,...

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Portal vein aneurysm, an update on the subject. A case report
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Ana Hernando Sanz, Vicente Navarro-Aguilar, Rafael López-Andújar,

The portal venous aneurysm(PVA) is a very rare entity, which can be congenital or acquired (if portal hypertension, cirrhosis, pancreatitis, surgical history). Although the discussion is still ongoing,...

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Metastatic leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava with long-time survival: therapeutic options
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Laia Torrent-Jansà, Benedetto Ielpo, Chady Salloum,

A 70-year-old male diagnosed with leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava level II, treated with radical resection with negative margins. An hepatic metastasis in segment II is found at the 5th year follow...

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