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Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 6

Editorial

Risk of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with chronic hepatitis c infection and stage 3 fibrosis after sustained virological response
309-311
Antonio Olveira Martín, María Luisa García Montes, María Sanchez-Azofra,

Evidence on the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with stage 3 liver fibrosis (F3) and SVR is scarce and continues to generate uncertainty. Furthermore, the distinction between F3 and...

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Editorial

Everolimus versus mycophenolate mofetil in liver transplantation: every improvement in renal function matters
312-313
Paolo De Simone, Jessica Bronzoni, Caterina Martinelli,

The current edition of the journal features a Spanish, nationwide, multi-institutional study by Gomez Bravo MA et al. exploring the advantages of everolimus (EVR)-facilitated tacrolimus (TAC) minimization...

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Editorial

Colonoscopy — When quality matters
314-316
José Díaz-Tasende,

Colonoscopy technical quality is a primary determinant of clinical outcome. Unfortunately, there is enough evidence available for significant variability in endoscopists’ performance. An assessment of...

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Comparison of phenotypes and outcomes following resection of incidental versus symptomatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors
317-322
Luis Hurtado-Pardo, Charles E. Breeze, Javier A Cienfuegos, Alberto Benito, Víctor Valentí, Pablo Martí-Cruchaga, Gabriel Zozaya, Fernando Martínez Regueira, Fernando Pardo, Fernando Rotellar Sastre,

Background and aim: fifty to 70 percent of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are diagnosed incidentally. The objective of this study was to compare the phenotype and oncological outcomes of incidental versus...

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Participation in clinical trials increases the detection of pre-malignant lesions during colonoscopy
323-328
Alexandre Oliveira Ferreira, Maria Pia Costa-Santos, Catarina Gomes, Bárbara Morão, Luisa Glória, Marília Cravo, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Jorge Canena,

Background: colorectal adenoma detection has been associated with the effectiveness of cancer prevention. Clinical trials have been designed to determine the role of several interventions to increase the...

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Can we predict an incomplete capsule endoscopy? Results of a multivariate analysis using a logistic regression model
329-334
Elena Macías, Alfonso Elosua González, José Francisco Juanmartiñena, Ana Borda Martín, Inmaculada Elizalde, Ignacio Fernández-Urién,

Background and aims: small bowel capsule endoscopy (SBCE) does not reach the cecum within the battery lifetime in approximately 15-35 % of patients. Incomplete examinations result in diagnostic delays...

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Effects of everolimus plus minimized tacrolimus on kidney function in liver transplantation: REDUCE, a prospective, randomized controlled study
335-342
Miguel Gómez-Bravo, Martín Prieto Castillo, Miquel Navasa, Gloria Sánchez-Antolín, Laura Lladó, Alejandra Otero, Trinidad Serrano, Carlos Jiménez Romero, Miguel García González, Andrés Valdivieso, María Luisa González-Diéguez, Manuel de la Mata, José A. Pons, Magdalena Salcedo, Juan M. Rodrigo, Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Antonio González Rodríguez, Mireia Caralt, Fernando Pardo, Evaristo Varo Pérez, Gonzalo Crespo, Ángel Rubin, Magda Guilera, Anna Aldea, Julio Santoyo,

Background and Aim: reduction in calcineurin inhibitor levels is considered crucial to decrease the incidence of kidney dysfunction in liver transplant (LT) recipients. The aim of this study was to evaluate...

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Endoscopic resection in combination with ligation for the treatment of duodenal subepithelial lesions: a single-center experience
343-347
De-feng Li, Rui-yue Shi, Feng Xiong, Hai-yang Zhang, Ting-ting Liu, Yan-hui Tian, Zheng-lei Xu, Ben-hua Wu, Ding-guo Zhang, Jun Yao, Li-sheng Wang,

Introduction and aim: duodenal subepithelial lesions (SELs) are increasingly detected during endoscopic examinations. However, no feasible and safe methods are available to remove duodenal SELs. The present...

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Submucosal tunnel endoscopic resection for a large leiomyoma originating from the muscularis propria in the upper esophagus
348-349
Yu Tang, Xuejie Deng, Wenxia Yang, Xue Xiao,

A 57-year-old female underwent esophago-gastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for dysphagia and a mass was found with a central depression in the esophagus, 20 cm from incisors. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography...

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Kaposi’s sarcoma with atypical gastrointestinal involvement
350-351
Isabel Garrido, João Pacheco, Rosa Coelho, Guilherme Macedo,

A 31-year-old human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive male presented with weight loss, asthenia and anorexia of three weeks evolution. On physical exam, the patient had painless purple-colored papules...

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Giant cystic hepatocarcinoma in the absence of cirrhosis
352-354
Beatriz Estébanez Ferrero, Martín de Jesús Rodríguez Perdomo, Francisco Javier Velasco Albendea, Gabriel López Ordoño,

The diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) became easier in relation to the improved radiological examinations; however, the neoplasm may occur under atypical presentations mimicking other benign...

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Letter

Self-expandable metal stent fixation with a temporary Overstitch Apollo® suture as a rescue therapy for a reluctant tuberculous esophageal-mediastinal fistula
355-356
Enrique Vázquez-Sequeiros, Enrique Rodríguez de Santiago, Eduardo Tavío, Javier Graus, Diego Juzgado, Seung-Hun Chon, Agustín Albillos,

We present the case of a 79 y.o. male diagnosed with tuberculosis and mediastinal lymphadenopathy fistulizing in the esophageal lumen. Despite a number of treatments, including over-the scope (OVESCO)...

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Letter

Ustekinumab for corticodependent immune-mediated colitis by pembrolizumab, an alternative for patients with concomitant liver injury
356-357
Flor M. Fernández-Gordón Sánchez, Elena Gómez-Domínguez, Diana Paredes Ruiz, Yolanda Rodríguez Gil, Ana Martín Algíbez, Inmaculada Fernández Vázquez, Pilar Martínez Montiel,

Pembrolizumab, a programmed cell death receptor (PD-1) inhibitor, have improved the prognosis in several types of cancer. Despite the important clinical benefits, checkpoint inhibition have been associated...

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Letter

Acute emphysematous cholecystitis due to clostridium perfringens: a rare entity requiring aggressive and early treatment
357-358
Julio Santoyo Villalba, Inés Cañas García, Mónica Mogollón González,

Acute emphysematous cholecystitis is a rare entity (1% of acute cholecystitis) characterized by the presence of gas in the gallbladder lumen, gallbladder wall or even in the bile duct (pneumobilia). It...

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Letter

Hypophosphatemic osteomalacia, a side effect of iron carboxymaltose administration
358
Lucía Madero Velázquez, Roser Muñoz Pérez, Andrés Rodríguez, Lorena Bernal, Beatriz Orts, Laura Sempere, Ana Gutiérrez Casbas,

Carboxymaltose iron (Ferinject®) is a formulation for intravenous (iv) administration, used for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia and/or iron deficiency when oral administration of iron is not effective...

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Letter

Pulmonary nodules in a patient with Crohn’s disease
358-359
Carmen Gándara Gutiérrez, Sara Rodríguez Arboleya, Diana Galiana Martín,

We report a case of a 42 year-old-woman who presented cough, diarrhea, bilateral cavitated pulmonary nodules in the radiography and a colonoscopy suggestive of Crohn’s disease. Before the beggining of...

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Letter

Recidivant odynophagia secondary to persistent esophageal candidiasis in an immunocompetent patient: the importance of brush cytology
359-360
Concepción López Peña, Andrés Barrientos Delgado, Miguel Soler Góngora,

We present the case of a 53-year-old smoker woman without any relevant medical history who was attended as an outpatient due to several-month persistent odynophagia. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy...

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Letter

The role of lumen-apposing metal stents (LAMS) in iatrogenic esophageal perforations secondary to endoscopic dilation of benign short esophageal strictures
360-361
Jorge Barajas Pérez, Óscar Moralejo Lozano, Diego Muñoz López, Rafael Ángel Gómez Rodríguez, Alejandro Repiso Ortega, Carlos Vicente Hernández, Gema Gigante González-Aleja, Natalia María Arietti López,

81 year-old male had an asymptomatic iatrogenic perforation after balloon dilation of esophageal strictures. After the migration of the full covered self expandable metal stent (FCSEMS), a lumen-apposing...

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Letter

Uncommon causes of acute appendicitis: foreign bodies in the cecal appendix
361-362
Jose María Rodríguez Lucas, Antonio José Fernández López, Francisco Miguel González Valverde, María Encarnación Tamayo Rodríguez, Antonio Albarracín Marín-Blázquez,

A 50-year-old woman with a history of hysterectomy for endometrial cancer in 2015 visited because of abdominal pain for 1 week and fever simultaneous with her third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Physical...

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Letter

Esophageal pharmacobezoar: a very unusual complication of enteral nutrition use
362-363
José López González, Isabel Moreno Moraleda, Pedro Pablo Amado Villanueva, Noelia Campos Serrano,

Enteral nutrition in intensive care has been a great advance in medicine, due to its benefit, cost-effectiveness and few complications. Bronchoaspiration, diarrhea, regurgitation or mechanical problems...

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Letter

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to toxicity by anthracyclines, cytarabine and methotrexate in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
363-364
Alejandro García Martínez, Juan Cristóbal Aguilar Martínez, Lidia Campos Gonzaga, Daniel Mateos Millán,

A 60-year-old male patient with no medical history but acute lymphoblastic leukemia was admitted in the hematology ward for chemotherapy treatment (methotrexate, cytarabine, fludarabine and idarubicin)....

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Letter

Infliximab-induced hypoglycemia, a rare but relevant side effect
364-365
Lucía Zabalza, Joaquín de Carlos, Iranzu Ezcurra, María Rullán, Alfonso Elosua, Saioa Rubio, Lluis Forga, Cristina Rodríguez,

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors are part of the therapeutic arsenal for many immune-mediated diseases and, especially in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have led to a change in the management...

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Letter

Bowel angioedema induced by iodinated contrast media
365-366
Patricia María José Manganaro, Roy López Grove, Juan Carlos Spina,

We present the case of a patient with small bowel angioedema induced by iodinated contrast media during computed tomography. It is important to know this entity and to differentiate it from other intestinal...

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Letter

Large bowel obstruction secondary to a simple renal cyst: an exceptional complication
366-367
Margarita Fernández-de la Varga, Isabel Pérez Valle, Carlos Ordieres Díaz, Pedro Amor Martín, Marta Álvarez Posadilla, Adrián Huergo Fernández,

We report the case of an 81-year-old female with large bowel obstruction secondary to a giant simple renal cyst (16 cm), which was producing a compression of the descending colon against the abdominal...

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Letter

Endoscopic submucosal dissection of gastric plexiform fibromyxoma, an alternative to the traditional approach
367-368
Eduardo Junquera Alonso, Marina Terroba Alonso, Carolina Cerrella Cano, Carmen Elisa Cáceres Pieter, Leire Parapar Álvarez, Lucía Seoane Blanco, Gustavo Pérez Álvarez, Daniel Pérez Corte,

We report the case of a 62-year-old woman with no history of interest who presented with dyspepsia of 2 years’ standing. Gastroscopy revealed a subepithelial lesion at the greater antral curvature with...

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Letter

Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of the mesenteric veins, an uncommon cause of intestinal ischemia
368-369
Pedro López Morales, Francisco Miguel González Valverde, Clara Giménez Francés, Francisco Pastor Quirante, Antonio Albarracín Marín-Blázquez,

Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of the mesenteric veins (IMHMV) is an uncommon cause of intestinal ischemia. It was firstly described by Genta and Haggit in 1991. Only a few cases have been reported...

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