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Volume 80 - 2017 - Fasc.1 - Clinical images

Diffuse nodular duodenitis in a woman presenting with dyspepsia and weight loss

Duodenal nodularity is an uncommon endoscopic finding charac- trized by numerous visible mucosal nodules in the duodenum. It is important to consider giardiasis in patients with symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea, anorexia, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss and abdominal distension. It is also important to remind giardiasis in patients with duodenal nodularity. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2017, 80, 91).


A giant polypoid mass leading to obstruction in the colon

A 69-year-old male was admitted to our clinic with the complaints of fatigue and right upper quadrant abdominal pain for a few weeks. His medical history included stage II mantle cell lympoma (MCL) and stage II prostate cancer. He had received 30 Gy radiotherapy to the neck region and 6 cycles of R-CHOP chemoterapy for MCL and he was in remission for three years. He underwent radical prostatectomy 2 years ago for pros- tate cancer and was in remission for two years. Physical examination was unremarkable except for abdominal tenderness in the right upper quadrant.