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  • StatPearls: Embryology, Bowel [BOOK]
    StatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL) Wilson Danielle J. DJ Michigan State University Bordoni Bruno B Foundation Don Carlo Gnocchi IRCCS BOOK
  • The bowel, which is composed of the small and large intestines, is vital to life as it absorbs nutrients necessary for all body functions. It is essential to understand the embryology of the bowel as errors in development serve as the basis for many congenital diseases. The gastrointestinal tract divides into the foregut, midgut, and hindgut. The foregut forms the esophagus, stomach, pancreas, an…
  • Case report and literature review of auto-brewery syndrome: probably an underdiagnosed medical condition. [Case Reports]
    BMJ Open Gastroenterol 2019; 6(1):e000325Malik F, Wickremesinghe P, Saverimuttu J
  • Auto-brewery syndrome (ABS), also known as gut fermentation syndrome, is a rarely diagnosed medical condition in which the ingestion of carbohydrates results in endogenous alcohol production. The patient in this case report had fungal yeast forms in the upper small bowel and cecum, which likely fermented carbohydrates to alcohol. Treatment with antifungal agents allowed subsequent ingestion of ca…
  • Foramen of Winslow Hernia: a Review of the Literature Highlighting the Role of Laparoscopy. [Journal Article]
    J Gastrointest Surg 2019Moris D, Tsilimigras DI, … Sudan R
  • Foramen of Winslow hernia (FWH) is an extremely rare entity accounting for up to 8% of internal hernias and 0.08% of all hernias. Only 150 cases of FWH have been described in the literature to date with a peak incidence between the third and sixth decades of life. Three main mechanisms seem to be implicated in the FWH pathogenesis: (a) excessive viscera mobility, (b) abnormal enlargement of the f…
  • Rare presentation of ileocolic intussusception secondary to mantle cell lymphoma. [Journal Article]
    BMJ Case Rep 2019; 12(8)Aukhojee V, Gilong CM, … Strauss PN
  • Mantle cell lymphoma is a type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and accounts for 3%-6% of all adult NHL.1 2 Bowel intussusception secondary to lymphoma is rare in adults, accounting for only 4% of all cases.3The authors present the case of a 53-year-old man, recently diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma, who presented with sudden onset right-sided abdominal pain and was found to have ileocol…
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