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BACKGROUND AND AIM We analyzed the characteristics of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors and examined the outcomes and safety of modalities in rectal neuroendocrine tumors. METHODS Between 2007 and 2011, a total of 91 patients with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors were retrospectively reviewed in terms of the characteristics of tumors. RESULTS(More)
During April 2011-March 2012, we retrospectively reviewed medical records for South Korea soldiers to assess the etiology and epidemiology of acute viral lower respiratory tract infections. Adenovirus was the most commonly identified virus (63.2%) and the most common cause of pneumonia (79.3%) and hospitalization (76.6%); 3 soldiers died of(More)
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are well known risk factors of intestinal cancer in relation to the extent and duration of disease. Rarely, small bowel cancer can develop after a longstanding inflammation of Crohn's disease with a relatively higher incidence than the general population. Signet ring cell carcinoma is a rare condition among intestinal(More)
We read with great interest the article " The need for second-look endoscopy to prevent delayed bleeding after endoscopic submucosal dissection for gastric neoplasms: a prospective ran-domized trial " by Kim et al. 1 The study was designed to evaluate whether the second-look endoscopy (SLE) strategy can reduce the delayed bleeding complication in patients(More)
The indolent and favorable clinical course of extranodal B cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type (MALT lymphoma) of stomach is well known. For both physician and patient, one of the most fearful parts for gastric MALT lym-phoma must be the bone marrow aspiration and biopsy (BMAB) rather than the disease itself. Guidelines from authorities(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Subepithelial tumors are occasionally found during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate endoscopic characteristics of mesenchymal tumors originating from muscularis mucosa or muscularis propria. METHODS A total of 307 mesenchymal tumors of the upper gastrointestinal tract were diagnosed between March(More)
An 85 year male patient complaining epigastric discomfort was admitted. From the esophagogastroduodenoscopy, three early gastric cancer (EGCa) lesions had been identified and these were diagnosed as adenocarcinoma with poorly differentiated cell type. The patient underwent operation. From the post-operative mapping, however, additional 4 EGCa lesions were(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Serrated adenomas of the colon show mixed characteristics of both hyperplastic and adenomatous polyps. Serrated adenomas are known to progress via the serrated pathway than the adenoma-carcinoma pathway. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of traditional serrated adenomas compared to hyperplastic polyps and tubular(More)
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