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BACKGROUND/AIMS Recent data from Western populations have suggested that patients with sporadic duodenal adenomas are at a higher risk for the development of colorectal neoplasia. In this study, we compared the frequency of colorectal neoplasia in patients with sporadic duodenal adenomas to healthy control subjects. METHODS This retrospective case-control(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to determine the structural chromosomal aberrations, such as loss of heterozygosity (LOH) and microsatellite instability (MSI), at multiple tumor suppressor gene loci in gastric epithelial neoplasia categorized by the revised Vienna classification. METHODS All tissue samples were excised by endoscopic mucosal(More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is heterogeneous, chronic relapsing disorder. Inappropriate and exaggerated immune response for the luminal antigen is known as a main pathogenesis. Genetic, infectious, and environmental factors are responsible for unbalanced immune response, but the definite pathogenesis is still unclear. Genetic factor is the most(More)
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are solid neoplastic mesenchymal proliferations composed of myofibroblastic spindle cells admixed with inflammatory infiltrates. The documented sites in the gastrointestinal tract include the esophagus, small intestine, colon, appendix, rectum, pancreas, spleen, liver, and Meckel's diverticulum. Biliary IMTs are(More)
Isolated spontaneous dissection of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) without aortic dissection is a rare cause of acute mesenteric ischemia. A sudden decrease of intestinal blood flow can lead to fatal complications such as ischemic necrosis, shock, and death. Therefore, early diagnosis and therapeutic approach before the occurrence of intestinal(More)
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