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Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing vasculitis that may affect any viscera. Gastrointestinal involvement is rather uncommon. We present a case of Wegener's granulomatosis with multiple small bowel ulcers and a single ileal perforation. Histological examination of the surgically resected specimen demonstrated evidence for necrotizing vasculitis. Gross(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Carcinoid tumors are common tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. Certain criteria such as the depth of invasion, the localization, the tumor size, the mitotic index and the pattern of ploidy are used to determine the potential biological behavior of these tumors some of which might be malignant. The goal of this study was to assess the(More)
A 48-year-old male patient had two episodes of fever, headache, confusion and seizures following an upper respiratory tract infection. Electroencephalography (EEG) revealed diffuse slowing of background activity. Plasma free carnitine and serum lipid levels were low; fecal fat content and serum antigliadin antibodies were elevated. Duodenal biopsy was(More)
Adult-onset Still's disease is a rare systemic inflammatory disease, which is characterized by varying degrees of liver involvement. Herein we present a rare case of pregnancy onset adult onset Still's disease with severe acute liver disease which worsened after labor. The patient was successfully managed with medical treatment preventing acute liver(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are currently defined, as specific c-kit positive primary mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Although increasing tumor size and mitotic activity favours aggressive behaviour, no specific histological criteria that enable the prediction of biological behaviour have yet been identified. The(More)
The most common cause of intraperitoneal adhesions which may result in infertility and intestinal obstruction is previous abdominal surgery. Surgical trauma of the peritoneum in the absence of infection elicits a rapid and transient influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) into the peritoneal cavity. The role of neutrophils in intraperitoneal adhesion(More)