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We report on a 19-year-old Turkish girl who was admitted with suspected oesophageal tumour. A diagnosis of tuberculous oesophagitis was made on the basis of the granulomatous oesophagitis, the country of origin of the girl and the positive response to antituberculosis therapy. It is concluded that tuberculous oesophagitis should be considered when common(More)
We describe the rare case of a hemosuccus pancreaticus as the cause of an upper gastrointestinal bleeding. A perforated common hepatic artery aneurysm caused a bleeding into the pancreas and the pancreatic duct. Besides the hepatic artery-aneurysm aneurysms of the coeliac trunc and the splenic artery were found. After the bleeding had been localised by(More)
Endoscopic papillotomy as therapeutic procedure of first choice for common bile duct stones is related with a relatively low complications rate and exhibits a very low method-related mortality. Major complications are cholangitis, pancreatitis, retroduodenal perforation and hemorrhage. In rare cases minor bleedings after papillotomy may lead to coagulation(More)
During a 20 months period (1. 10. 1985-31. 5. 1987) 20 patients with advanced rectal carcinoma received palliative treatment by laser (Neodymium-YAG), 18 for subtotal rectal stenosis, two for profuse bleeding from an exophytic tumour. Re-establishment of intestinal passage or stoppage of bleeding was achieved in all patients, after a mean of 3.4 (1-5)(More)
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