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BACKGROUND Deleted in colorectal carcinoma (DCC), one of the Netrin-1 receptors, belongs to the functional dependence receptor family, members of which share the ability to induce apoptosis in the absence of their ligands. Recently, we examined the methylation status of the DCC gene in colorectal carcinomas and found that aberrant methylation of the DCC(More)
While many recent cases of colonic epiploic appendage causing acute abdomen have been reported, such appendages of the small bowel are extremely rare. We present a 59-year-old woman in whom a small bowel epiploic appendage caused volvulus. She presented with abdominal pain and vomiting in the absence of previous abdominal operations. A diagnosis of small(More)
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