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Sister Mary Joseph's nodule is an important physical sign. It usually represents umbilical metastasis of intra abdominal malignancy. Its association with intra abdominal desmoplastic small round cell tumour is extremely rare. We describe a rare case of sister Mary Joseph's nodule associated with desmoplastic small round cell tumour. We conclude that… (More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Management of patients with dysphagia, regurgitation, and related symptoms after antireflux surgery is challenging. This prospective, case-control study tested the hypothesis that compared with standard high-resolution manometry (HRM) with single water swallows (SWS), adding multiple water swallows (MWS) and a solid test meal increases… (More)
A 76-year-old man developed a hemoperitoneum after ERCP for choledocholithiasis. He underwent a laparotomy and splenectomy for a capsular tear at the splenic hilum, a rare complication of ERCP. "Bowing" of the endoscope with torsion on the greater curvature of the stomach may lead to shear forces causing splenic injury.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the colon is a rare tumor that accounts for 0.1%-0.2% of colonic malignancies. However, pure SCC of the cecum is extremely rare. Although SCC of the colon is a rare complication of idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), SCC of the cecum in the context of IBD has not been previously reported in the English literature.… (More)