Enrique Vázquez Astray

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Celiac disease is characterized by small intestinal mucosal injury and nutrient malabsorption in genetically susceptible individuals following dietary ingestion of gluten. The pathogenesis of the disease involves interactions between environmental, genetic, and immunologic factors. Transient infections or increased permeability of the mucosa may facilitate(More)
OBJECTIVE the aim of the study was to assess the incidence, clinical presentation, location, and response to endoscopic therapy of gastrointestinal bleeding from Dieulafoy's lesion. MATERIAL AND METHOD ALL consecutive episodes of gastrointestinal bleeding due to Dieulafoy's lesion seen between 2000 and 2006 were retrospectively reviewed. All main clinical(More)
BACKGROUND Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Gastrointestinal tract involvement is unusual and is often limited to local invasion of the rectum in advanced disease. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 77-year-old woman who presented with intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding 2 years after treatment of stage IIb EC. Biopsy(More)
UNLABELLED Squamous carcinoma of the pancreas is a highly uncommon tumor. CASE REPORT A 63-year-old man was referred to the gastroenterology department because of hyporexia, cachexia and weight loss. A left supraclavicular node was noted. The computed tomography scan showed a tumor in the pancreatic body involving the celiac axis. Histological examination(More)
A 52-year-old female patient with a past history of alcohol consumption (> 100 g/ethanol per day) was admitted in 2005 suffering from severe upper gastrointestinal bleeding with hemodynamic deterioration. After admission, she was treated with somatostatine (6 mg/24 h), and an urgent gastroscopy was performed. This revealed active jet bleeding from a big(More)
CONTEXT When assessing the bilio-pancreatic region, collating the findings of serum CA 19-9 values together with findings from various imaging tests--especially endoscopic ultrasonography--is not a simple issue in daily clinical practice. AIM To assess the usefulness of endoscopic ultrasonography in an Endoscopic Ultrasonography Unit in two situations:(More)
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