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ABSTRACT: Cholesterol granuloma is a histological term used for the description of a tissue response to a foreign body such as cholesterol crystals. Cholesterol granuloma is histologically characterized as fibrous granulation tissue containing cholesterol crystals within surrounding giant cells. Cases of cholesterol granuloma of the pancreas are very rare. We report a case of a 47-year old male who had a cholesterol granuloma of the pancreas. Abdominal CT showed 24 mm-sized cyst in the pancreas and peri-pancreatic regional mass infiltrating to the stomach. PET-CT revealed increased 18F-FDG uptake at the cyst and peri-pancreatic mass. Thus, Whipple's operation was done. The disease was confirmed by surgical pathologic examination of the tissue. Pathologic examination of resected specimen showed numerous cholesterol crystals surrounded by multinucleated foreign body giant cells. We report on this case and give a brief review of the literature.The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi 12/2011; 58(6):353-6.
Article: H pylori eradication: a randomized prospective study of triple therapy with or without ecabet sodium.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To investigate whether adding ecabet sodium to the standard triple therapy for H pylori infection improve eradication rate. Two hundred and fifty-seven H pylori-infected patients were randomly assigned to standard triple therapy (group A, n = 129) or triple therapy plus ecabet sodium (group B, n = 128). Successful eradication was defined as a negative (13)C-urea breath test 6-8 wk after completion of treatment. After completion of therapy, 194/257 patients showed negative (13)C-urea breath test results. According to intention-to-treat analysis, the infection was eradicated in 93/129 (72.1%) patients in group A and 101/128 (78.9%) in group B (P = 0.204). Per-protocol analysis showed successful eradication in 93/118 (78.8%) patients from group A and 101/114 (88.6%) from group B (P = 0.044). There were no significant differences in the side effects experienced by the patients in the two treatment groups. Our results suggest that the addition of ecabet sodium improves the efficacy of the standard triple therapy for H pylori.World Journal of Gastroenterology 03/2008; 14(6):908-12. · 2.47 Impact Factor