Reem Ezzat

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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The addition of fine-needle aspiration (FNA) to different imaging modalities has raised the accuracy for diagnosis of cystic pancreatic lesions. We aim to differentiate benign from neoplastic pancreatic cysts by evaluating cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), carbohydrate antigen (CA19-9), and amylase levels and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Many cases of gastrointestinal (GI) tumors as lymphoma, adenocarcinoma, and most of submucosal tumors (SMT) such as gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) and leiomyoma are difficult to diagnose as they frequently yield negative endoscopic biopsies. We evaluated the accuracy of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and EUS-guided fine-needle(More)
Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract especially the stomach and upper small bowel. They are usually solid, but cystic degeneration, necrosis, and focal hemorrhage have been described in larger tumors leading to central necrotic cavitation. The most sensitive marker of GIST is CD117 (c-kit). In computed(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to evaluate the role of high resolution ultrasonography (US) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-elastography in predicting malignant lymphadenopathy. PATIENTS AND METHODS This prospective study included 88 patients who underwent EUS or US examination of different groups of lymph nodes (LNs). The classification as(More)
A 48-year-old female was complaining of attacks of upper abdominal colicky lasting for about 2–6 h. The pain was recurring every 2–3 weeks for 2 months. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed a solid mass with an area of cystic breakdown encroaching upon the body of the pancreas interpreted as a pancreatic lesion. Upon EUS examination, an extraluminal(More)
UNLABELLED Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas are extranodal lymphomas that arise from B lymphocytes located in the marginal zone of lymphoid follicles. Although, there is a substantial amount of lymphoid tissue in the gastrointestinal tract, MALT lymphomas usually arise in chronically inflamed sites that are normally devoid of lymphoid(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of high resolution ultrasonography (US) and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-elastography in predicting malignant lymphadenopathy. METHODS This prospective study included 88 patients who underwent EUS or US examination of different groups of lymph nodes (LNs). The classification as benign or malignant based on the real-time(More)
Use of the sutured Lippes Loop for immediate postpartum insertion was evaluated in 100 volunteers at the Kasr-el-Aini Hospital in Cairo. The intrauterine devices were inserted manually immediately after delivery of the placenta. There was an expulsion rate of 1.2 per 100 women at three months, one case of infection requiring treatment and one removal(More)
BACKGROUND Normal serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels differ with age, gender, and body mass index. Adjusting the upper limits of normal (ULN) for ALT needs further research in different populations. Aim of this work was to monitor the effect of successful chronic hepatitis C (CHC) treatment on the ALT levels in patients with normal pretreatment(More)