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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 2

Editorial

Incidental pancreatic lesions – A diagnostic and management challenge
83-84
Ángel Barturen,

The term “incidental lesion” denotes any lesion that is diagnosed by chance, by happenstance, usually with imaging techniques for a different condition unrelated to it. The widespread use of imaging tests...

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Incidental lesions of the pancreas. A clinicopathological study of 100 cases surgically treated
85-89
Luis Hurtado Pardo, Javier A. Cienfuegos, Javier Antoñanzas, Víctor Valentí, Alberto Benito, Fernando Pardo, Fernando Martínez Regueira, Gabriel Zozaya, Pablo Martí-Cruchaga, María Dolores Lozano, José Carlos Subtil, Fernando Rotellar,

Objective: the objective of the present study was to analyze the characteristics of resected incidental lesions of the pancreas. Material and methods: a retrospective study was performed of pancreatectomies...

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Megacolon in inflammatory bowel disease: response to infliximab
90-93
Andrea Núñez Ortiz, Claudio Trigo Salado, María Dolores de la Cruz Ramírez, José Luis Márquez Galán, José Manuel Herrera Justiniano, Eduardo Leo Carnerero,

Megacolon is a serious complication of inflammatory bowel disease that often requires a colectomy. Infliximab is a therapeutic alternative when conventional treatment fails, before resorting to surgery....

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Risk factors differentially associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in males and females with metabolic syndrome
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María Vanessa Bullón Vela, Itziar Abete, María de los Ángeles Zulet, Josep A. Tur, Xavier Pintó, Emili Corbella, Miguel Ángel Martínez González, Dolores Corella, Manuel Macías González, Francisco Tinahones, Montserrat Fitó, Ramón Estruch, Emilio Ros, Jordi Salas Salvadó, Lidia Daimiel, J. Alfredo Martínez,

Background and aims: non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common chronic liver disease in western countries. This study aimed to investigate putative risk factors differentially related...

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The value of a biopsy in celiac disease follow up: assessment of the small bowel after 6 and 24 months treatment with a gluten free diet
101-108
Amir Sadeghi, Neda Rad, Sara Ashtari, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Afshin Moradi, Mahrokh Haghbin, Kamran Rostami, Umberto Volta, Mohammad Reza Zali,

Introduction: a routine small bowel biopsy (SBB) during the follow up of celiac disease (CD) is controversial. Little information is available regarding the histological changes during (gluten free diet...

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The effect of marital status on the survival of patients with colorectal neuroendocrine neoplasms: an analysis of the SEER database
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Keshuai Xiao, Yan Zhao, Yijie Cai, Ping Chen, Jianjiao Chen, Rongjin Ye, Bing Yuan, Xinxin Liu,

Background: increasing evidence suggests that marital status is associated with tumor prognosis. The prognostic impact of marital status on colorectal neuroendocrine neoplasms has not been studied adequately....

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

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Lewis score: a useful tool for diagnosis and prognosis in Crohn’s disease
121-126
Ana Santos, Marco Antonio Silva, Hélder Cardoso, Margarida Marques, Eduardo Rodrigues-Pinto, Armando Peixoto, Rui Gaspar, Susana Lopes, Guilherme Macedo,

Background: videocapsule endoscopy (VCE) is currently the most sensitive diagnostic tool to detect early small bowel inflammation. A Lewis score (LS) of ≥ 135 as the cutoff value for the presence of significant...

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Evolution of perioperative quality of life in patients under enhanced recovery after surgery care in colorectal cancer
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Miguel León Arellano, Patricia Tejedor, Héctor Guadalajara, Mario Ortega, Damián García Olmo, Carlos Pastor,

Background: the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols aim to improve postoperative outcomes by obtaining a functional rehabilitation after surgery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate...

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Review

Metabolic syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and hepatocarcinoma
133-138
Mario Serradilla Martín, José Ramón Oliver Guillén, Ana Palomares Cano, José Manuel Ramia Ángel,

The term “metabolic syndrome” refers to a group of alterations comprising central obesity reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations, elevated triglyceride concentrations, arterial hypertension,...

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Inguinal abscess as presentation of a right colon cancer. A systematic review
139-143
Aníbal Armando Medina Velasco, Ignacio Gemio del Rey, Roberto de la Plaza Llamas, Vladimir Arteaga Peralta, José Manuel Ramia,

Perforation in colorectal cancer is an uncommon condition, and neoplastic invasion of the abdominal wall with local infection is even rarer. Our objective is to present the case of an 84-year-old male...

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Special Article

Digestive units in the National Health System of the 21st century. Organizational and management standards for a patient-centered service
144-149
Javier Crespo, Fernando Carballo Álvarez, Fernando Alberca de las Parras, Conrado M. Fernández Rodríguez, María Isabel Vera Mendoza, Marcos Gómez, Francisco Javier Elola Somoza,

The Spanish Society of Digestive Pathology has set a consensus document on the standards and recommendations for gastroenterology units (GU). These standards are considered as relevant in the organization...

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Single tunnel-assisted endoscopic submucosal dissection for a 13-cm giant colorectal laterally spreading tumor
150-151
Linna Tan, Yuyong Tan, Haihua Wang, Deliang Liu,

We report the case of a 60-year-old male with a giant colorectal laterally spreading tumor at the recto-sigmoid junction. A single tunnel-assisted endoscopic submucosal dissection was performed that constructed...

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Aneurysm of the hepatic artery caused by median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS)
152-153
Yolanda Núñez Delgado, María Ángeles Valero González, Paloma García-Villanova Ruiz,

We present the case of a 74-year-old man, with a history of residual schizophrenia, who underwent abdominal-pelvic CT with intravenous contrast, due to abdominal acute pain, that showed a stenosis at the...

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Research letter

An atypical bronchogenic cyst with yeast over-infection
154
David Viso Vidal, Rafael Villanueva Pavón, Mercedes Hernando Martín,

Bronchogenic cysts (BC) are rare congenital anomalies that result from abnormal budding of the tracheobronchial tree during fetal development. BC are usually located in the lung and the mediastinum, an...

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Endoscopic mucosal resection for cap poliposis treatment
155
Sara Monsalve Alonso, Pablo Miranda García, Cecilio Santander Vaquero,

Cap-polyposis is a rare benign condition characterized by inflammatory colorectal polyps covered by a “cap” of fibrinopurulent exudate. Mucous diarrhea and rectal bleeding are frequent symtoms. It can...

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Acute calculous cholecystitis in a patient with suprahepatic gallbladder, hepatic hypoplasia and Chilaiditi’s sign
156
José Ruiz Pardo, Andrés García Marín, Francisco Javier Ruescas García,

Chilaiditi’s sign is the interposition of small bowel or colon between the liver and diaphragm. This incidental finding is seen in 0,025-0,28% of the chest and abdominal radiographies. Predisposing factors...

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A rare association: acute pancreatitis caused by the influenzavirus A with secondary appendicitis in a six-year-old girl
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Antonio Jesús Láinez Ramos-Bossini, María del Carmen Pérez García, Mario Rivera Izquierdo,

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is the most frequent pancreatic disorder in children and abdominal ultrasound (AUS) is very helpful in the clinical management. Even though several agents have been implicated in...

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A rare cause of esophageal mucosal and submucosal lesions
158
De-Feng Li, Zheng-Lei Xu, Jun Yao,

A 45-year-old male was admitted with palpitations, chest discomfort and a swallowing obstruction of one hour duration after chewing a betel nut. The symptoms appeared within five minutes. His physical...

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Misplacement of a nasogastric feeding tube: a case report
159
Flávio Pereira, Richard Azevedo, José Tristan,

Nasogastric tube (NGT) insertion is widely used for enteral feeding. After blind insertion of a NGT, confirmation of correct placement prior to feeding using reliable methods is mandatory. NGT misplacement...

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Research letter

To err is human: it is time to look forward in the management of Barrett’s esophagus
160
José Miguel Esteban López-Jamar, Ravishankar Asokkumar,

We read with great interest the review article by Vicente Munitiz et al. on Barrett’s esophagus (BE). We were perplexed by the superficial nature of the literature review and wish to highlight the serious...

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Barrett’s esophagus is a controversial condition
161-162
Vicente Munitiz Ruiz, Luisa F. Martínez de Haro, Pascual Parrilla,

We wish to respond to the comments provided by José Miguel Esteban López-Jamar and Ravishankar Asokkumar (1) about our report in this Journal (2). Some of the comments were perhaps prompted by inadequately...

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Agradecimientos

Reviewers 2019
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