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249 Possible Causes for Recurrent Epigastric Pain

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    The concept of "structural plasticity" has emerged as a potential mechanism in neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases such as drug abuse, depression, and dementia. Chronic alcoholism is a progressive neurodegenerative disease while the person continues to abuse alcohol, though clinical and imaging studies show[…][]

  • Cholelithiasis

    Abstract Congenital duplication of the gallbladder is a rare anatomical malformation, which is usually discovered as an incidental finding during cholecystectomy. We report a case of a double gallbladder in a 45-year-old woman, which was discovered during laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic cholelithiasis. As it[…][]

  • Gastric Ulcer

    One of the early practitioners stated “we are told, with the most dogmatic assurance, that given a clinical history of recurrent pain, located in the epigastric region, occurring[]

  • Duodenal Ulcer

    Burning epigastric pain or epigastric cramps between meals, that wake the patient at night.[] Figure 1 A 48-year-old man who was receiving medical treatment for peptic ulcer disease experienced intense epigastric pain, sudden in onset and without emesis, four hours[] Perforation Perforation should be considered in patients presenting with sudden onset intense epigastric pain, particularly if there is rigidity of the abdominal wall.[]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    BMJ Case Rep. 2010 Sep 19;2010. pii: bcr0520102972. doi: 10.1136/bcr.05.2010.2972. Abstract Presacral tumours represent a heterogeneous group of predominantly benign and occasionally malignant neoplasms. These tumours, though rare, frequently present either incidentally or with vague symptoms. Schwannomas of the[…][]

  • Choledocholithiasis

    Videolaparoendoscopic treatment of choledocholithiasis in a single stage is an important option for this disease. We currently adopt this approach to choledocholithiasis in our department. We report here the case of a woman with stones in the biliary tract and gallbladder. After videolaparoscopic cholecystectomy we[…][]

  • Biliary Colic

    It may be asymptomatic or present with ongoing RUQ or epigastric pain with associated nausea and vomiting.[] […] open cholecystectomy with emypema than with uncomplicated acute cholecystitis Chronic Cholecystitis Patients with chronic cholecystitis will typically have a history of recurrent[]

  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    O: obstructive (e.g. choledocholithiasis, pancreatic head tumor ) Exacerbations (episodes of acute pancreatitis ) may present with epigastric pain.[] Hereditary chronic pancreatitis is a rare form which is characterized by an early onset of recurrent attacks of severe epigastric pain usually before ten years of age[ 38[] The true prevalence is therefore unknown. [2] Clinical features The majority of cases present at 35–55 years old with recurrent episodes of acute abdominal pain or pancreatitis[]

  • Peptic Esophagitis

    Noriaki Furukawa Ryuichi Iwakiri Takanori Koyama Kazuyo Okamoto Toshifumi Yoshida Yoichiro Kashiwagi Takashi Ohyama Takahiro Noda Hiroyuki Sakata Kazuma Fujimoto Abstract: Compared with findings in Western countries, the prevalence of reflux esophagitis in Oriental countries is estimated to be low. In this[…][]

  • Acute Pancreatitis

    Copyright The Author(s) 2005. Published by Baishideng Publishing Group Inc. All rights reserved. World J Gastroenterol. Oct 14, 2005; 11(38): 6049-6052 Published online Oct 14, 2005. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v11.i38.6049 Balthazar computed tomography severity index is superior to Ranson criteria and APACHE II scoring system in[…][]

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