Rectal Cancer Metastasis to an Anal Fissure
Kelly Cristine de Lacerda Rodrigues Buzatti, Igor Guedes Nogueira Reis, Isabelle Reis Daldegan and Beatriz Deoti Silva Rodrigues
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 27, 2018
Rectal cancer metastasis to an anal fissure is an extremely rare condition, being the most common dissemination mechanisms lymphatic and blood vessels. However, it is possible that feces carry tumor cells from proximal regions of the intestine to implant in injured areas of the anal mucosa, such as anal fistula, anal fissure or hemorrhoidectomy wound....
Can Pre-Operative Endoscopy Identify Patients at Risk for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease after Sleeve Gastrectomy?
Rami R Mustafa, Leena Khaitan, Michał Robert Janik, Adel Alhaj Saleh, Mohammed Alshehri, Seyed Mohammad Kalantar Motamedi, Adil Khan, Heba elghalban, Tomasz Rogula and Mujjahid Abbas
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 04, 2018
Obesity is a multinational public health burden as obesity has doubled since 1980 with 1.5 billion adults gone into obesity in 2008. In the United States, 34 percent of US adults 20-years-old and older are overweight, 34% obese, and 6% are Morbid obese. Obesity is precisely linked to diabetes, hypertension and other chronic disease increase risk, Making big load on public health....
Pseudomelanosis of the Stomach and Duodenum
Kevin Pelland and Xuchen Zhang
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 19, 2018
Pseudomelanosis of the upper gastrointestinal tract is rare and classically associated with oral iron intake, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, diabetes mellitus, end stage renal disease and antihypertensive medication use. Duodenal involvement is well described, but only few cases of combined stomach and duodenal involvement have been reported to date. The lesion is indolent but can mimic more concerning entities like malignant melanoma....