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The Sydney System for the classification of gastritis emphasized the importance of combining topographical, morphological, and etiological information into a schema that would help to generate reproducible and clinically useful diagnoses. To reappraise the Sydney System 4 years after its introduction, a group of gastrointestinal pathologists from various(More)
Severe gastrointestinal necrosis and strictures after an iron overdose are well described. However, mucosal injury in patients receiving therapeutic iron has received only scant recognition despite its wide use. We studied the clinical and histologic features of 36 upper gastrointestinal tract biopsies from 33 patients (24 gastric, 9 esophageal, 1(More)
Fundic gland polyps (FGPs) of the stomach are regarded as hamartomatous or hyperplastic/functional polyps that occur sporadically but at increased frequency in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis syndrome (FAP). There is controversy about the histopathology of FGPs, including occurrence of dysplasia. We, therefore, studied dysplasia in 270 sporadic(More)
An international workshop has assessed and revised the Sydney System for the reporting of gastritis. Much of the original approach was retained including division into acute, chronic and special forms, and grading of chronic inflammation, polymorph activity, atrophy, intestinal metaplasia and H. pylori density into mild, moderate and marked categories.(More)
Ingestion of alendronate sodium (Fosamax) by osteoporotic patients can be associated with esophagitis and esophageal ulcer. Alendronate can damage the esophagus both by toxicity from the medication itself and by nonspecific irritation secondary to contact between the pill and the esophageal mucosa, similar to other cases of "pill esophagitis." Despite its(More)
The surgically created squamocolumnar junction in patients who have undergone an esophagogastrostomy after partial esophagogastrectomy provides a unique opportunity to study mucosal regeneration in the setting of gastroesophageal reflux. The pathological and clinical findings in 17 such patients are presented. In each patient the anastomosis had been(More)
The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is an autosomal dominant hereditary disease characterized by hamartomatous polyps of the gastrointestinal tract and by mucocutaneous melanin deposits. The frequency of cancer in this syndrome has not been studied extensively. Therefore, we investigated 31 patients with the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome who were followed from 1973 to(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Treatment for gastroesophageal reflux may be ineffective in patients with an eosinophilic infiltration of the esophagus. The aim of this study was to investigate whether unremitting symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux and biopsy abnormalities of the esophagus may be associated with the ingestion of certain foods. METHODS Ten children(More)
A 3-year-old child with severe acute self-limited enterocolitis was found on rectal biopsy to be infected with the protozoal parasite Cryptosporidium. This organism is known to infect a variety of vertebrates, but this is the first report of infection by Cryptosporidium in a human being. Both light and electron microscopic findings in the rectal biopsy are(More)