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Localized vasculitis of the gastrointestinal tract: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18799064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Localized gastrointestinal vasculitis is a rare condition. It may be observed as an incidental unexpected pathologic finding at the time of biopsy of an abdominal mass or may present as unexplained abdominal pain with or without unexplained lower gastrointestinal bleeding. In this report we describe a new case of localized polyarteritis nodosa with involvement of peripancreatic middle-sized blood vessels. A literature review of cases of localized gastrointestinal vasculitis was also conducted. A major point of concern is whether a single organ vasculitis of the gastrointestinal tract is actually a localized gastrointestinal vasculitis or simply an initial manifestation of a more severe systemic vasculitis. Due to this, in cases of localized gastrointestinal vasculitis a complete evaluation of the patient to exclude the presence of a systemic a potentially threatening systemic vasculitis is required.
M A Gonzalez-Gay; T R Vazquez-Rodriguez; J A Miranda-Filloy; A Pazos-Ferro; E Garcia-Rodeja
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental rheumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0392-856X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2008 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-18     Completed Date:  2009-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308521     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Rheumatol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S101-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Hospital Xeral-Calde, Lugo, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cystadenocarcinoma, Serous / complications,  surgery
Incidental Findings
Pancreas / blood supply*,  pathology*
Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications,  surgery
Polyarteritis Nodosa / complications,  diagnosis*,  pathology*

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