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Year 2022 / Volume 114 / Number 11

Editorial

Orthohepevirus C as causal agent of acute hepatitis in Spain
639-640
Antonio Rivero-Juárez, Mario Frías, Antonio Rivero,

Recently, it has been reported the first cases of acute hepatitis linked to Orthohepevirus C, supposing the first cases in Europe. In this editorial, we summarized the main findings of this study, evidence...

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Outcomes of peroral endoscopic myotomy in patients with spastic esophageal motility disorders that do not fulfill Chicago Classification criteria
641-647
Fermín Estremera-Arévalo, Gonzalo González, Irene Areste, Sheyla Montori, Alba Zúñiga, Sonia Ezquer, Rosa Iglesias, Elena Macías, Javier Alcedo, Ana Belén Domínguez Carbajo, Mouen Khashab, John Dent, Eduardo Albéniz,

Introduction: per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has become a mainstream treatment for achalasia and is a promising therapy in spastic disorders. Methods: this is a retrospective study of prospectively...

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Comparison of diagnostic accuracy between linear EUS and miniprobe EUS for submucosal invasion in suspected cases of early gastric cancer.
648-653
Jianmei Zhou, Qiao Wang, Hui Li, Shu Zhang, Li Tao, Qianqian Fang, Fan Xu, Jun Liu, Xiangpeng Hu,

Objective: This study assessed the accuracy of linear endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) to diagnose submucosal (SM) invasion and compared linear EUS with mini-probe EUS in suspected early gastric cancer (EGC)...

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Oro-dental lesions in pediatric patients with celiac disease: an observational retrospective clinical study
654-659
Francesco Saverio Ludovichetti, Anna Giulia Signoriello, Luca Girotto, Luca Del Dot, Silvia Piovan, Sergio Mazzoleni,

Background and aim of the study: To investigate the correlation between celiac disease and specific oral lesions. Methods: 114 pediatric patients were enrolled and divided into three groups: celiac patients...

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Esophageal fish bone impaction: the importance of early diagnosis and treatment to avoid severe complications
660-662
Andrés Conthe, Isabel Payeras Otero, Luis Alberto Pérez Gavín, Ainara Baines García, Clara Usón Peiron, Clara Villaseca Gómez, José Luis Herrera Fajes, Óscar Nogales,

Esophageal fish bone impaction (EFBI) is a common reason for presentation in the emergency department and a frequent indication for urgent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Although it is usually effectively...

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Immunotherapy in hepatocellular carcinoma
663-670
Manuel de la Torre, Paloma Sangro, Delia D´Avola, Bruno Sangro,

Hepatocellular carcinoma is a highly prevalent tumor worldwide and when it reaches an advanced stage, few systemic treatments are available to improve the survival of these patients. However, greater knowledge...

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When needles are not enough, forceps delivers!
671-673
João Pedro Pereira, Cátia Leitão, Artur Silva, Francisco Baldaque-Silva,

A 35-year-old male with a history of recurrent pleuritic chest pain was referred for evaluation of a mediastinal mass detected on CT. MRI showed a 10.5 x 7 x 3 cm lesion in the posterior mediastinum. EUS...

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Left hepatic lobe agenesis, a rare anatomical condition
674-675
Helena Gómez Facundo, Daniel Rolando Coronado Llanos, Pilar Lozano, Sergio González Martínez,

Left hepatic lobe agenesis is a rare congenital disorder, first reported by Wakefield in 1898. Since then, less than 40 cases have been described in the literature. We present the case of a man with a...

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Colonic Kaposi’s sarcoma as the first clinical manifestation of undiagnosed HIV
676-677
Mariana Coelho, Eduardo Dantas, Ricardo Freire, Catarina Lima Vieira,

A 52-year-old male, without significant past medical history, is referred for new onset constipation, hematochezia and significant weight loss. Blood tests were unremarkable. A colonoscopy was performed,...

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Letter

Esophagogastric variceal bleeding as a debut of Caroli’s syndrome
678
Julia del Río Izquierdo, Clara Ramos Belinchón, Rafael Bañares, Laura Carrión Martín,

Caroli's disease is a congenital disease characterized by saccular or cystic dilatations of intrahepatic bile ducts. It is called Caroli’s syndrome (CS) when intrahepatic dilations are associated with...

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Letter

Vagococcus fluvialis first isolated from the ascitic fluid of a patient with cirrhosis
679
Irfan Kucuk, Solen Daldaban Dincer, Yusuf Yazgan, Busra Secil Secen, Idris Yildirim, Mustafa Kaplan,

Ascites is the most common complication of the decompansated cirrhosis. The most common organisms isolated in patients with ascidic fluid infections and spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) are intestinal...

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Letter

Nutritional benefits in pediatric patients with percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy placement
680
Ana Gabriela Ayala Germán, Karen Rubí Ignorosa Arellano, Luisa Díaz García, Flora Zárate Mondragón, Erick Manuel Toro Monjaraz, José Francisco Cadena León, Ericka Montijo Barrios, Jaime Alfonso Ramírez Mayans,

Gastrostomy is an enteral nutrition option. Indications for its placement are diverse, among them, the alteration in the mechanics of swallowing, frequently present in patients with neurological diseases....

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Letter

Hydatid liver disease with portal vein invasion, cavernous transformation and portal biliopathy
681
Roy López Grove, Martina Aineseder, Juan Carlos Spina,

Hydatid disease is a zoonotic parasitic disease, most commonly affecting the liver, lungs and nervous system. Portal vein involvement by hydatid cyst disease is very rare with only few cases published...

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Letter

Esophagomediastinal fistula: a rare case of gastrointestinal tuberculosis
681-682
João Pedro Pereira, Cátia Leitão, Adriana Alves, Sofia Jordão, José Soares,

A 40-year-old male with history of HIV infection was admitted to the hospital with a one-month history of productive cough, vespertine fever, night sweats, loss of appetite and unintentional 10-Kg weight...

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Letter

Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to aortoesophageal fistula. Endoscopic treatment using the over-the-scope clip (OTSC®) system
682-683
Miriam Celada-Sendino, Cecilia Martín-Carro, Estrella Olga Turienzo-Santos, Fernando Fernández-Cadenas, Miguel Fraile-López,

Aortoesophageal fistula is an extremely rare cause of upper gastrointestinal bleeding associated with high morbidity and mortality. Early clinical suspicion, as well as correct management since diagnosis,...

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Letter

Endoscopic submucosal dissection treatment of a case of Hem-o-lok® clip migration into the rectum submucosa
683-684
Qian Zhang, Denghao Deng, Chaowu Chen, Jun Liu, Weiwei Chen, Lu Wang, Haina Chai,

Migration of hem-o-lok clips to the rectum after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) is rare. Only two cases have reported this phenomenon, both of which were found to have one end of the Hem-o-lok...

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Letter

Epithelioid angiomyolipoma of the liver: an incidental diagnosis
684-685
Beatriz Estébanez Ferrero, Daniel Cabañó-Muñoz, Francisco Javier Velasco-Albendea, Miguel Ángel Lorenzo-Liñán, Ángel Reina-Duarte,

We present the exceptional case of a 76-year-old woman with an incidental finding of a liver tumor compatible with an epithelioid angiomyolipoma, a rare neoformation about which there is still controversy...

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Letter

Endoscopic submucosal dissection for exploration and removal of a gastric buried foreign body
685-686
Lijuan Mao, Tao Dong, Wan Lu, Zeyu Wu, Qide Zhang,

Foreign body (FB) fully embedded in the gastrointestinal tissue forming a buried FB is rare, characterized by deceiving endoscopic appearances, e.g., erosion, ulceration, or subepithelial lesion. Conventional...

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Letter

Upadacitinib in refractory ulcerative colitis
686-688
Gabriel Rodríguez Toboso, Pedro Ángel Rivera Vaquerizo, María Nieves Martínez López, María del Mar Blasco Colmenarejo, Félix Calvo Hernán, Jose María Moreno Planas,

We report the first clinical-practice case to date of treatment with upadacitinib for ulcerative colitis, prior refractoriness to all therapeutic options, and preventing proctocolectomy as of today after...

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Letter

Adrenal insufficiency and hepatic cirrhosis: a relationship to discover
688
Javier Miguel Martín Guerra, Miryam Moreta Rodríguez,

Liver cirrhosis is an entity that predisposes to adrenal insufficiency. Adequate screening for this condition in patients with liver cirrhosis, since several studies have shown increased survival with...

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Letter

Endoscopic suspect of subacute occlusive mesenteric ischemia
689
Patricia Sanz Segura, María Pérez Millán, Yolanda Arguedas Lázaro, Juan Manuel Nerín de la Puerta, Juan José Sebastián Domingo,

A 74-year-old patient presented to our emergency department with melena for 24 hours, associated with postprandial abdominal pain, predominantly in the epigastrium, for one month. Urgent gastroscopy showed...

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Letter

Ectopic ACTH syndrome in a patient with Crohn’s disease
690-691
Alberto Pérez Ramírez, Antonio Moreno Loro, Javier Mohigefer Barrera, José Manuel Herrera Justiniano,

We present the case of a 62-year-old man with Crohn's disease who consulted for abdominal pain and lower limbs edema. The patient developed Cushing's syndrome due to ectopic secretion of ACTH. Diagnostic...

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Letter

Cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: a multidisciplinary diagnostic challenge
691-692
Sergio Bazaga, Jair Morales-Alvarado, Francesc Bas-Cutrina, Eva Fernandez Monclús, Inma Méndez Coca,

Cystic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (cPNETs) are an uncommon diagnosis, representing less than 10% of all cystic neoplasms. They tend to affect patients aged between 30 and 60 years, with no differences...

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Letter

Intestinal occlusion due to Burkitt lymphoma: an unusual cause
692
Olivia Sierra Gabarda, Nerea Aguirre Portu, Diego Casas Deza, Luis Javier Lamuela Calvo, Elena Betoré Glaría, Belén Julián Gomarra, Emilio Ignacio Abecia Martínez, Eva María Fernández Bonilla,

We present the case of a 37-year-old Caucasian woman, with no history of interest, who came to the emergency room for an occlusive condition of 24 hours' evolution. The patient reported a weight loss of...

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Letter

Cat scratch lesions as a manifestation of chronic colitis due to spirochetosis
693-694
Roberto Dario Cárdenas Villa, Rubén Darío Lozzi, Héctor Osvaldo Román, Mauricio Arco, Fernando Ricardo Moreno, Martín Pastorino,

Barotrauma or cat scratch is an unusual finding on colonoscopy. The etiology is unknown, but insufflation associated with increased rigidity of the colonic wall due to various pathological processes has...

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Letter

Hybrid retroperitoneal necrosectomy using a triple-port approach under endoscopic guidance
694
Enrique Pérez-Cuadrado Robles, Emilia Ragot, Hadrien Alric, Alessandro Di Gaeta, Hédi Benosman, Christophe Cellier, Gabriel Rahmi,

Complex walled-off necrosis with a retroperitoneal component represent a therapeutic challenge. Although mini-invasive approaches have been described, hybrid procedures combining surgical, endoscopic and...

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Letter

Schwannoma of the ileocecum accompanied by acute appendicitis
695
Xin Dong, Rui Jing, Hai Huang, Jun Li,

A 59-year-old woman presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain. Laboratory evaluation revealed the following: white cell count, 12.6 × 109/L; C-reactive protein, 69.59 mg/L. Abdominal CT showed an...

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Letter

Primary intestinal melanoma?
695-696
Angie Gómez-Uranga, Pedro Jesús Esteve-Atiénzar, Antonio López-Jiménez, Vicente Giner-Galvañ,

The vast majority of malignant melanomas in the small intestine are metastasis of cutaneous tumors. Few cases have been published on primary melanomas in this location, some authors consider that they...

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Letter

Endoscopic imaging of pneumatosis intestinalis
696-697
Carlota Siljeström Berenguer, Irene Pérez Enciso, Cristina Suárez-Ferrer,

This is a case report on the colonoscopic finding of intestinal pneumatosis.

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