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Lymphangioma, a benign neoplasm of the lymphatic system, is common in children but rare in adults. Its clinical manifestations include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and a palpable mass. However, abdominal sonography or abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan can also incidentally reveal lymphangioma. A larger or symptomatic lymphangioma is treated with(More)
BACKGROUND Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. It can be aggravated by stress, like sleep deprivation, and improved by anti-inflammatory agents, like melatonin. We aimed to investigate the effects of sleep deprivation and melatonin on inflammation. We also investigated genes regulated by sleep(More)
Although single-photon absorptiometry (SPA) has been the predominant tool used to assess bone mineral density (BMD) in the forearm, the development of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) provides the benefits of greater source stability, reduced scanning time, and improved image resolution compared to SPA. In the present study we used the DEXA bone(More)
The aquaporin (AQP) water channel plays an important role in the regulation of water. AQP2 is expressed in the collection duct of the kidney, serving as the final channel that helps to regulate water excretion in the kidneys and affecting the regulation of water and hyponatremia in cirrhotic patients. So far, research on aquaporin expression in cirrhosis(More)
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting multiple organ systems, such as the skin, joints, blood vessels, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract. Intestinal BD is characterized by intestinal ulcerations and gastrointestinal symptoms. The medical treatment of intestinal BD includes corticosteroids and immunosupressants.(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis (CMUSE) is a rare disease that is characterized by multiple, recurring small intestinal ulcers with stenosis of unknown causes. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and the treatment outcomes of patients with CMUSE in Korea. METHODS We performed a multicenter(More)
As the use of drugs such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increases, so too do gastrointestinal ulcers, bleeding, perforation and obstruction. Diaphragm disease of the small intestine is formed by submucosal fibrosis and destruction of lamina muscularis due to chronic ulceration, which corresponds to the most severe stage of NSAID(More)
AIM To determine whether there is a correlation between the location of the lesion and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) outcome. METHODS From January 2008 to December 2010, ESD of 1443 gastric tumors was performed. En bloc resection rate, complete resection rate, procedure time and complication rate were analyzed according to the tumor location. (More)
Evaluating predictive factors for high-risk adenomas at the third colonoscopy based on two prior colonoscopies may help evaluate high-risk adenoma at the third colonoscopy. We analyzed clinical data of 131 patients at Severance Hospital from January 1997 to January 2011. All of them underwent two subsequent colonoscopies after removal of adenomas during an(More)
AIM To increase satisfaction and diminish anxiety and shame during colonoscopy, we developed novel double pants (NDP) which consist of doubled fabrics with an inner hole. The aim of study was to compare satisfaction, anxiety and shame between NDP and conventional single pants (CSP). METHODS Total 160 consecutive examinees were randomly divided into NDP(More)