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June 2017, Volume 26, Number 2


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Images of the Issue
Cholangioscopy using the SpyGlass system for a rare cause of obstruction: inflammatory polyp of the common bile duct
T. Voiosu, M. Ionita, A. Voiosu, A. Bengus, C. Popp, B. Mateescu

Cholecysto-cutaneous fistula in a patient with biliary lithiasis
V. Stoica, V. Lungu, C.M. Preda, G. Constantinescu, A. Hurduc, M. Diculescu

Degenerate intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma with fish-mouth appearance of the papilla
A. Peixoto, P. Moutinho-Ribeiro, G. Macedo

Granulomatous hepatitis: a rare primary manifestation of disseminated histoplasmosis in a renal transplant recipient
J.P. Kothadia, V. Kone, S. Giashuddin

It is time to rethink H. pylori therapy
B.N. Dang, D.Y. Graham

How to increase the efficiency in research on non-surgical interventions during cancer surgery?
P. Forget

Original Papers
Is Heller myotomy better than balloon dilation? A meta-analysis
A. Illés, N. Farkas, P. Hegyi, A. Garami, I. Szabó, M. Solymár, E. Pétervári, M. Balaskó, G. Pár, P. Sarlós, J. Bajor, Á. Szűcs, J. Czimmer, K. Szemes, Á. Vincze

Eradication rates in Italian subjects heterogeneously managed for Helicobacter pylori infection.
Time to abandon empiric treatments in Southern Europe
A. Di Ciaula, G. Scaccianoce, M. Venerito, A. Zullo, L. Bonfrate, T. Rokkas, P. Portincasa

Ruling-in and ruling-out significant fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with chronic hepatitis C using a Shear Wave measurement method
G. Ferraioli, L. Maiocchi, R. Lissandrin, C. Tinelli, A. De Silvestri, and Carlo Filice on behalf of the Liver Fibrosis Study Group

Dynamics of liver stiffness values by means of transient elastography in patients with HCV liver cirrhosis undergoing interferon free treatment
I. Sporea, R. Lupușoru, R. Mare, A. Popescu, L. Gheorghe, S. Iacob, R. Șirli

The role of wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) in the detection of occult primary neuroendocrine tumors
M. Furnari, A. Buda, G. Delconte, D. Citterio, T. Voiosu, G. Ballardini, F. Cavallaro, E. Savarino, V. Mazzaferro, E.Meroni.

Major hereditary gastrointestinal cancer syndromes: a narrative review
L.M. Chintalacheruvu, T. Shaw, A. Buddam, O. Diab, T. Kassim, S. Mukherjee, H.T. Lynch

Peroral cholangiopancreatoscopy with the SpyGlass® system: what do we know 10 years later
P. Pereira, A. Peixoto, P. Andrade, G. Macedo

Romanian SGH* corner
Position paper on treatment of hepatitis C in Romania, 2017. Part one
L. Gheorghe, I. Sporea, S. Iacob, R. Şirli, A. Trifan, D. Dobru, M. Diculescu, C. Stanciu, O. Pascu, M. Acalovschi, C. Brisc, C. Cijevschi, C. Gheorghe, Z. Spârchez, I. Rogoveanu, D. Dumitrascu

Case Reports
Erdheim-Chester Disease presenting with histiocytic colitis and cytokine storm
G.P. Christophi, Y. Sharma, Q. Farhan, U. Jain, T. Walker, G.S. Sayuk, D.C. Rubin

Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in a patient with esophageal varices. A case report
N. Shen, X. Wang, X. Zhang, L. Yao, H. Xie, H. Zhang

Esophageal adenocarcinoma with enteroblastic differentiation arising in ectopic gastric mucosa in the cervical esophagus: a case report and literature review
R. Gushima, R. Narita, T. Shono, H. Naoe, T. Yao, Y. Sasaki

Intestinal heterotopic pancreas involved by simultaneous PanIN-2 lesion and endocrine microadenoma: a unique case
R. Cornea, S. Taban, C. Suciu, C. Lazureanu, A. Dema

The “report card” to grade H. Pylori treatment regimens: is it achievable in real-world in areas with high clarithromycin resistance?
C. Liatsos, G.I. Leontiadis

The “two-devices-in-one-channel technique” for biliary through-the-scope stent removal
V. Zimmer, F. Lammert

Oral Direct Acting Antivirals treatment failed to cure a patient with chronic hepatitis C due to shifts of viral genotype
S-W. Lee, S-S. Yang, T-Y. Lee, H-Z. Yeh, I-T. Lu, C-S. Chang