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Acute Myeloid Leukemia Presenting as Obstructive Jaundice Caused by Granulocytic Sarcoma

Lee JY, Lee WS, Jung MK, Jeon SW, Cho CM, Tak WY, Kweon YO, Kim SK, Choi YH, Kim JG, Sohn SK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):182-185.
We report a rare case of granulocytic sarcoma infiltrating the bile duct in a patient with acute myeloid leukemia. A 23-year-old man presented with jaundice and weight loss. A peripheral...
Primary Esophageal Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

Na YJ, Shim KN, Kang MJ, Jung JM, Ha CY, Jung HS, Baik SJ, Kim SE, Jung SA, Yoo K, Moon IH, Cho MS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):178-181.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is common in the salivary glands but rare in the esophagus. Routine esophagogastroscopy performed in a 54-year-old woman as part of a medical check-up revealed a...
Strangulation Resulting from an Encasement of the Small Intestinal Loop by the Omentum without an Adhesive Band

Kang JM, Im JP, Kim SG, Kim JS, Park KJ, Kim SH, Han JK, Jung HC, Song IS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):175-177.
The most common cause of small-bowel obstructions in adults is postoperative adhesions. However, strangulation of the small intestine in a patient without history of laparotomy is a rare condition. We...
Synchronous Early Gastric Cancer Resembling Submucosal Tumor at the Fundus

Eun SH, Cho JY, Kim WJ, Ko BM, Hong SJ, Ryu CB, Kim JO, Lee JS, Jin SY, Lee MS, Shim CS, Kim BS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):171-174.
Concern about detecting gastric carcinoma in its early stages has increased the incidence of detecting multiple synchronous gastric carcinomas. Although gastric carcinomas may present with various gross features, those showing...
Decreased Hepatic Nerve Fiber Innervation in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Nam SW, Song HJ, Back SJ, Kim TH, Cho SH, Han JY, Yoo K, Lee YS, Chung KW

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):165-170.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hepatic nerve innervation plays important roles in hepatic metabolism and hemodynamic mechanisms. We compared the distribution patterns of hepatic nerves between normal livers and two liver diseases to elucidate...
Effect of Propranolol on Portal Pressure and Systemic Hemodynamics in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension: A Prospective Study

Suk KT, Kim MY, Park DH, Kim KH, Jo KW, Hong JH, Kim JW, Kim HS, Kwon SO, Baik SK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):159-164.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Propranolol can prevent variceal bleeding by ameliorating portal hypertension. We conducted this study to determine the effect of propranolol on portal hypertension and the optimal required dose in Korean...
Prevention by Lamivudine of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients Infected with Hepatitis B Virus

Lee HJ, Eun R, Jang BI, Kim TN

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):151-158.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study evaluated the prevention by lamivudine of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in chronic hepatitis B patients. METHODS: Lamivudine therapy was administered to 879 of the 2,511 patients who satisfied...
Simple Tests to Predict Hepatic Fibrosis in Nonalcoholic Chronic Liver Diseases

Shin WG, Park SH, Jun SY, Jung JO, Moon JH, Kim JP, Kim KO, Park CH, Hahn TH, Yoo KS, Kim JH, Park CK

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):145-150.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Several simple tests for hepatic fibrosis employ indirect markers. However, the efficacy of using direct and indirect serum markers to predict significant fibrosis in clinical practice is inconclusive. We...
Is Metabolic Syndrome One of the Risk Factors for Gallbladder Polyps Found by Ultrasonography during Health Screening?

Lim SH, Kim DH, Park MJ, Kim YS, Kim CH, Yim JY, Cho KR, Kim SS, Choi SH, Kim N, Cho SH, Oh BH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):138-144.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: We conducted this study to identify the risk factors for finding gallbladder polyps (GBP) in Korean subjects during health screening, and to determine the nature of the association between...
Ghrelin Levels in Gastric Mucosa before and after Eradication of Helicobacter pylori

Choe YH, Lee JH, Lee HJ, Paik KH, Jin DK, Song SY, Lee JH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):132-137.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The relationship between Helicobacter pylori infection and ghrelin is controversial. We compared ghrelin levels in gastric mucosa and plasma between H. pylori-positive and -negative subjects, and between before and...
Outcome of Photodynamic Therapy for Early Esophageal Cancer

Cheon YK, Kim WJ, Cho JY, Lee JS, Lee MS, Shim CS

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):126-131.
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Endoscopic treatment as an alternative to surgery has become increasingly popular for improving the quality of life. Although photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been used for the endoscopic treatment of...
Recent Advances of Endoscopy in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Cheon JH, Kim WH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):118-125.
Endoscopy plays a key role in the diagnosis and treatment in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The most valuable tool for distinguishing different types of IBD is a complete ileocolonoscopy with...
Molecular Pathogenesis of Hepatitis-B-virus-associated Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Park NH, Song IH, Chung YH

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):101-117.
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most frequent and malignant diseases worldwide. Epidemiological studies have clearly demonstrated that chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is a major etiological factor...
Barrett's Esophagus: Diagnosis, Screening, Surveillance, and Controversies

Singh R, Ragunath K, Jankowski

  • Gut Liver.
  • 2007 Dec;1(2):93-100.
Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a frequent complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, an acquired condition resulting from persistent mucosal injury to the esophagus. The incidence of Barrett's metaplasia and Barrett's adenocarcinoma...

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