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Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 3

Editorial

Should we administer rectal anti-inflammatory drugs in all ERCPs in order to prevent pancreatitis? At least, it does not harm!
167-169
Jesús García-Cano, Miriam Viñuelas Chicano,

Acute pancreatitis is the most common complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP). The sensitivity of the pancreas, which may respond with such violence to the slightest pressure...

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Colorectal endoscopic submucosal dissection is here to stay
170-171
Eduardo Albéniz Arbizu, Mónica Enguita Germán,

Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) or mucosectomy and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) are both techniques that have modified the therapeutic outlook of superficial gastrointestinal tract lesions...

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Long-term follow-up after endoscopic submucosal dissection of colorectal lesions in a Spanish cohort
172-177
Julia Arribas Anta, Ángel Cañete Ruiz, Teresa Álvarez-Nava Torrego, Carlos Piedracoba-Cadahía, David Rafael de la Cruz Esteban, Marta Rodríguez Carrasco, Esteban Romero Romero, Andrés José del Pozo-García, Sarbelio Rodríguez Muñoz, José Díaz-Tasende, José Carlos Marín-Gabriel,

Introduction: ESD in the colon is an increasingly important technique in Western countries. There are few studies that include long term follow-up. Aim: to analyze the long term recurrence free survival...

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A new pattern in hepatitis A virus infection in an urban population
178-182
Helena Martínez Lozano, Andrés Conthe Alonso, Rafael Bañares,

Introduction: hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection is a common cause of acute hepatitis worldwide. Since the generalization of vaccination, its incidence had markedly declined. Nevertheless, several HAV-outbreaks...

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Effectiveness of rectal indomethacin in the prevention of acute pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in unselected patients
183-188
Mayra Lindo Ricce, Teresa Rodríguez López-Salazar, Jorge Mendoza Jiménez-Ridruejo, Jose Andrés Moreno Monteagudo, Cecilio Santander Vaquero,

Background and aims: several studies have shown that rectal indomethacin decreases the risk of acute pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). However, in recent studies,...

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Endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastric epithelial lesions: long-term results in a Spanish cohort
189-194
Ángel Cañete Ruiz, Julia Arribas Anta, Teresa Alvarez-Nava Torrego, Carlos Piedracoba-Cadahia, Marta Rodríguez Carrasco, David Rafael de la Cruz Esteban, Esteban Romero Romero, Sarbelio Rodríguez Muñoz, Andrés José del Pozo-García, José Díaz-Tasende, José Carlos Marín-Gabriel,

Introduction: endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastric lesions (ESD-G) is a technique that allows en-bloc resection of early gastric tumors, with a cure rate similar to that of surgery but lower morbidity...

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Effectiveness and safety of adalimumab biosimilar ABP 501 in Crohn’s disease: an observational study
195-200
Davide Giuseppe Ribaldone, Gian Paolo Caviglia, Rinaldo Pellicano, Marta Vernero, Giorgio Maria Saracco, Mario Morino, Marco Astegiano,

Background and objective: there are no studies in the literature about the effectiveness of adalimumab biosimilar ABP 501 in Crohn’s disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate its effectiveness and...

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The efficacy of sorafenib in preventing hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence after resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
201-210
Zhao Li, Jie Gao, Sheng-Min Zheng, Yang Wang, Xiao Xiang, Qian Cheng, Jiye Zhu,

Introduction: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence after liver resection remains a major threat for patients’ survival. Sorafenib is recommended as an adjuvant treatment for patients after a liver...

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Endoscopic ultrasound-directed transgastric ERCP in patients with Roux-en-Y gastric bypass using lumen-apposing metal stents or duodenal self-expandable metal stents. A European single-center experience
211-215
Marina de Benito Sanz, Ana Yaiza Carbajo, Ramón Sánchez-Ocaña Hernández, Carlos Chavarria, Sergio Bagaza Pérez de Rozas, Francisco Javier García-Alonso, Carlos de la Serna Higuera, Manuel Perez-Miranda,

Introduction: endoscopic ultrasound-directed transgastric ERCP is emerging in Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Methods: a review of 14 consecutive patients. Results: fourteen EUS-directed gastro-gastrostomy/gastro-jejunostomy...

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Efficacy and safety of the SB Knife™ Jr. for the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum: a case series
216-218
Ana Gómez Outomuro, Óscar González-Bernardo, Isabel Pérez Martinez, Andrés Castaño-García, Carlos Rodríguez-Escaja, Ruth de Francisco, Sabino Riestra, Adolfo Suárez,

Background and aims: the stag-beetle knife is a new scissor-like endoscopic device that can be used for the treatment of Zenker’s diverticulum, although experience is limited. The aim of this study was...

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Gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) is a promising treatment for refractory gastroparesis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
219-228
Jin Yan, Yuyong Tan, Bingyi Zhou, Shilan Zhang, Xuehong Wang, Deliang Liu,

Aim: to evaluate the efficacy and safety of gastric per-oral endoscopic myotomy (G-POEM) for the treatment of refractory gastroparesis. Methods: PubMed, Embase and Cochrane databases were searched and...

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Mechanism of bariatric and metabolic surgery: beyond surgeons, gastroenterologists and endocrinologists
229-233
Víctor Valentí, Javier A. Cienfuegos, Sara Becerril Mañas, Gema Frühbeck,

Bariatric-metabolic surgery is the safest, most effective and long-lasting treatment for obesity and its associated co-morbidities, whether they be metabolic (type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia non-alcoholic...

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Esophageal actinomycosis mimicking a carcinoma
234-235
María Lourdes Ruiz Rebollo, Elvira González Obeso, Beatriz Burgueño Gómez, Javier Santos Fernández,

A 75-year-old male was referred due to dysphagia and iron-deficiency anemia. An upper endoscopy was performed which revealed a friable mass at 30 to 37 cm from the incisors, consistent with esophageal...

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Metastatic melanoma of the gallbladder: an uncommon finding
236-237
José Ruiz Pardo, Francisco Javier Ruescas García, Alejandro Parra Cubillos, María Pilar Sagredo Rupérez,

Melanoma metastasizes to the gastrointestinal tract in 2-4% of cases. In addition, it is the tumor that most frequently metastasizes to the gallbladder (50-67% of metastasis at this level). Even so, these...

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Research letter

A novel pancreatic rendezvous technique for cannulation of the minor papilla
238
Shi-Yu Li, Zhi-Jie Wang, Dong Wang,

Endoscopic procedures for the main pancreatic duct (MPD) are usually performed via major papilla. Minor papilla may be a feasible approach in some cases which attempts of cannulation through major papilla...

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Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma of the duodenum: a very infrequent tumor
239
Marta Chaparro Mirete, Víctor López-López, Ricardo Robles Campos,

Lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a type of tumor that is histologically characterized by wide lymphoplasmacytic infiltration in the stroma. This type of carcinoma is usually found in the airway...

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Active bleeding due to a hepatic arterial pseudoaneurysm that occurred after acute cholangitis
240
Mario Fernández Conesa, Ana Milena Muñoz, María Ángeles Valero González,

We read with interest the article by Guido Villa-Gómez, Manuel Alejandro Mahler and Dante Manazzoni “A new case of pseudoaneurysm of the right hepatic artery secondary to laparoscopic cholecystectomy”....

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Research letter

Primary gastric choriocarcinoma
241
Katia Picazo Ferrera, Miguel Ángel Herrera Servin, Angélica I. Hernández Guerrero,

Choriocarcinomas are epitelial tumors with a rapidly growing rate and widely metastatic tumor of trophoblastic cells. Incidence have been reported 1 in 24,096 pregnant patients. Most cases arise in the...

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Stomal varices: an unusual cause of bleeding in liver cirrhosis
241-242
Laura López Couceiro, Carolina Muñoz Codoceo, Inmaculada Fernández,

Stomal varices are an unusual cause of bleeding in liver cirrhosis. Diagnosis and treatment should be individualized according to the experience and resources of the hospital. Percutaneous embolization...

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Response to “Stomal varices: an unusual cause of bleeding due to portal hypertension”
242-243
Cristina Trasancos Escura, Carlos Carrillos George, Eduardo Muñoz Bertrán,

We have considered the opportunity to add some remarks about the management and treatment of bleeding due to stomal varices, after reading the article written by López-Couceiro et al, in which our previous...

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Research letter

Rhabdomyolysis in a patient under treatment with sorafenib
243-244
María del Mar Díaz Alcázar, Eloísa Cervilla Sáez de Tejada, Elena Ruiz Escolano,

We present a case of rhabdomyolysis related to treatment with sorafenib in a patient with multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma. Rhabdomyolysis is a severe situation and potentially fatal. There are no laboratory...

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A propos of a new case of shigellosis by a non-imported multiresistant strain
244
Antonio Rosales-Castillo, Irene Pedrosa-Corral, José Gutiérrez-Fernández,

We present the case corresponding to a shigellosis produced by multiresistant S. flexneri in a patient with no recent history of tourism or travel to exotic countries. This case exposes the need to know...

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