Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 9
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Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 9

Editorial

Use a biodegradable stent in ERCP and it will never be forgotten
513-515
Jesús García-Cano, Eva de la Santa Belda, Francisco Domper,

The easiest way to drain the bile duct or the main pancreatic duct by means of ERCP is the insertion of a plastic stent. Once cannulation has been achieved, which is generally the most complex and limiting...

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Efficacy and safety of tofacitinib in the treatment of ulcerative colitis: real-life experience in Andalusia
516-521
Alvaro Hernández Martínez, Pilar Navajas Hernández, María del Mar Martín Rodríguez, Marta Lázaro Sáez, Raúl Olmedo Martín, Andrea Núñez Ortiz, Federico Argüelles Arias, María Carmen Fernández Cano, Francisco Gallardo Sánchez, Sandra Marín Pedrosa, Javier González García, Juan María Vázquez Morón,

Background: tofacitinib is a Janus kinase inhibitor approved for the treatment of moderate-severe ulcerative colitis (UC). This study aimed to evaluate its efficacy in a real-life setting. Methods: a retrospective...

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Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on digestive endoscopists: an Ibero-American study
522-528
Robin German Prieto-Ortiz, Camilo de Jesús Blanco-Avellaneda, Ricardo Cepeda-Vásquez, Diana Yanira Chimbi-Rojas, Jhon Edison Prieto-Ortiz, Leticia Moreira-Ruiz, Lázaro Antonio Arango-Molano,

Introduction: the COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected the world population, and has put health personnel in the spotlight as they are tasked with its management. Given their important role in the...

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A new biodegradable stent in bilio-pancreatic diseases: a prospective multi-center feasibility study
529-533
Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Robles, Sundeep Lakhtakia, Hairol Othman, Harsh Vardhan Tewethia, Nur Yaacob, Razman Jarmin, Zahiah Mohamed, Elsa Jasmin Roslan, Guillaume Perrod, Hédi Benosman, Christophe Cellier, Gabriel Rahmi, Nageshwar Reddy,

Introduction: biodegradable stents of various designs are reportedly used in pancreato-biliary conditions with promising results. Their major advantage is the avoidance of repeat endoscopic procedure for...

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Review

Update on the diagnosis and management of portal hypertension in cirrhosis according to the Baveno VII Consensus Conference recommendations
534-542
Luis Téllez, Antonio Guerrero, Agustín Albillos,

Development of portal hypertension is the most critical hallmark in the natural history of advanced chronic liver disease, as it is responsible for most liver decompensations. Correct risk stratification...

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Review

Efficacy and safety of fecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in inflammatory bowel disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
543-549
Fang Cheng, Zhong Huang, Zhi Li, Wei Wei,

Objectives: the objective of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to evaluate the outcomes of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) therapy for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI)...

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Digestive Diseases Image

Crack cocaine abuse as an undescribed cause of gastric outlet obstruction
550-551
Yolanda Patricia Tolaque-Aldana, Valeria Hernández-Rodarte, Joel Omar Jáquez-Quintana,

A 32-year-old male with crack-cocaine abuse for 10 years, 300 g/day. He started with epigastric abdominal pain, intensity 10/10, he went to another hospital where a perforated peptic ulcer was suspected...

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Liver metastases of a malignant solitary fibrous tumor: the important role of immunohistochemistry in this rare entity
552-553
Julio Santoyo Villalba, Inés Cañas García, Francisco Fernández Segovia, Alejandro José Pérez Alonso,

Solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) is a rare neoplasm of mesenchymal origin that normally appears in the pleura; however, it has been described in other extrapleural locations. This tumor is rarely malignant...

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Immune-mediated colitis secondary to treatment with nivolumab-ipilimumab in a patient with stage IV kidney cancer: what do we do when corticosteroids fail?
554-555
Manuel Sánchez Cánovas, Aurelio López Martín, Sofía Montenegro Luis, Ana Sánchez Saura,

52-year-old male. The patient had a stage IV renal carcinoma with bone metastases. He started first-line treatment with nivolumab (3 mg/kg) associated with ipilimumab (1 mg/kg). After two cycles of treatment,...

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Letter

Ethmoidal metastasis as an uncommon presentation and diagnostic form of hepatocellular carcinoma
556
Marina Terroba Alonso, Eduardo Junquera Alonso, Carolina Cerrella Cano, Carmen Elisa Cáceres Pieter, Leire Parapar Álvarez,

Nasopharynx metastases are an extremely rare cause of hepatocarcinoma debut. We report the case of a 71 year old man who presented symptoms of nosebleed and diplopia event, diagnosed by imaging and biopsy...

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Letter

Sarcina ventriculi in gastric biopsies of two patients with an underlying neoplasia
557
Ane Ugarte Bilbao, Iciar de la Fuente Molinero, María Teresa Bravo Rodríguez, María Paz Arreba González, Laura Buendía Carcedo, Nagore Arbide del Río,

We present the cases of two women aged 75 and 71 years under study for dyspepsia and weight loss. The initial gastroscopy of both patients showed a stomach full of food content, with thickened gastric...

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Letter

Cystic duct stones in postcholecystectomy Mirizzi syndrome - A novel endoscopic treatment
557-558
Yaoting Li, Lichao Zhang, Senlin Hou,

Mirizzi syndrome is a rare type of cholelithiasis, and the main treatment is still surgery. The development of endoscopic technology has made surgeons more active in the management of rare diseases of...

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Letter

Choledochoduodenostomy with LAMS (Hot-Axios type) for malignant obstructive jaundice — An increasingly used technique
558-559
Katherine Milagros Gómez Torres, Carmen Molina Villalba, Leticia Miras Lucas, Francisco Javier Gallego Rojo,

An 82-year-old woman who presented with obstructive jaundice and constitutional syndrome was diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Palliative management was decided with endoscopic ultrasound drainage...

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Letter

A single session of EUS directed transgastric ERCP and EUS FNB in a patient with RYGB, pancreatic head tumor and biliary obstruction
559-560
Renzo Pinto-Carta, Fernando Sierra-Arango, Daniela Sabbagh de La Espriella, Mariana Vásquez-Roldán,

The alteration of the gastrointestinal anatomy represents a challenge for the performance of endoscopic procedures in case of bile duct obstruction. Follow we present the technique used in a patient with...

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Letter

Altered Expression of TMEM16A in Colorectal Carcinoma and Its Clinical Significance
560-561
Fang He, Jia-Jia Liu, Shi-Bin Guo,

Dear Editor, TMEM16A has been reported to be over-expressed in some malignant tumors recently[1]. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of TMEM16A in the progression of colorectal carcinoma...

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Letter

Combined aortic mural thrombi and limb ischemia in inflammatory bowel disease – A rare vascular manifestation
561-562
Ouassim Mouyarden, Ayoub El Jamaoui, Marwan Kaibech, Alaoui Siham Rachidi, Amine Azghari,

Venous thrombosis in the context of inflammatory bowel diseases has become a traditional complication, unlike arterial thrombosis, which remains very rare. We present the case of a patient with acute limb...

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Letter

Digestive tract MALT lymphoma, an unusual location
562-563
João Correia, Mário Pimenta, Ana Ponte, Edgar Afecto, Manuela Estevinho, Pedro Mesquita, Teresa Freitas,

The authors describe a case of a rectal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma in a 78-year-old female patient, manifested as rectal bleeding. Despite being commonly diagnosed in the localized form,...

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Letter

Cefditoren-induced hepatitis
563-564
Javier Miguel Martín Guerra, Miryam Moreta Rodríguez,

There are many daily antibiotic prescriptions, especially beta-lactams in trivial infections such as cystitis in young women. Many of these drugs carry an implicit probability of producing hepatotoxicity,...

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Letter

Disseminated Cryptococcus neoformans infection diagnosed by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA)
564-565
Jie Zhang, Hongyi Zhu, Yi Chu,

A 34-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital because she had an intermittent fever for two months. The patient had a history of contact with pigeons. She had no human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection,...

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Letter

Myolipoma of the round ligament of the liver: a diagnosis to be considered
565-566
Beatriz Estébanez Ferrero, Orlando Fuentes-Porcel, Cristina María Gras-Gómez, María del Mar Rico-Morales, Ángel Reina-Duarte,

A 39-year-old patient consulted for an incidental finding of a mesenteric-epiploic mass measuring 11x6x9.5 cm. Laparoscopic excision of the lesion and cholecystectomy were indicated, revealing a myolipomatous...

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Letter

An analysis of retracted articles in the field of pancreatic diseases
566-567
Jiao Jiang, Shu Huang, Wensen Ren, Kang Zou, Xinyi Zeng, Yan Peng, Muhan Lü, Xiaowei Tang,

Background: Review of retracted articles has a positive impact on scientific research. The aim of our study was to examine the characteristics of retracted articles in the field of pancreatic diseases. Methods:...

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Letter

SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, a new autoimmune hepatitis trigger?
567-568
Francisco López Romero-Salazar, Mariña Veras Lista, Elena Gómez-Domínguez, Carolina Ibarrola-Andrés, Raquel Muñoz Gómez, Inmaculada Fernández Vázquez,

SARS-CoV2 infection and vaccination against this virus have been related to the development of autoimmune diseases. We report a case of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) after SARS-COV2 vaccine. Male, 76 years...

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Letter

Diarrhea secondary to intestinal infiltration secondary to renal epidermoid carcinoma
568-569
Miryam Moreta Rodríguez, Lucía Mateo Otero, Jorge Cuevas González, Irene Peñas Herrero, Beatriz Burgueño-Gómez, Esteban Fuentes-Valenzuela,

Renal squamous cell carcinoma is a rare neoplasm in adults, but with an aggressive behavior. It is diagnosed in most cases in advanced stages. The invasion of the digestive tract by this type of tumor...

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Letter

Gastrocolic fistula as a rare complication of a benign gastric ulcer
569-570
Zhong Huang, Fang Cheng, Wei Wei,

We report a case of a 77-year-old man presented with abdominal pain, melena and weight loss.He underwent endoscopic evaluation revealed a 1.2cmX0.6cm ulcer of the greater curve of the antrum stomach and...

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