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Type: Artigo
Title: Megaduodenum associated with gastric strongyloidiasis
Author: Carvalheiro da Silva, Amanda Pinter
Boteon, Yuri Longatto
Tercioti, Valdir
Lopes, Luiz Roberto
Coelho Neto, Joao de Souza
Andreollo, Nelson Adami
Abstract: Gastric strongyloidiasis and megaduodenum are rare diseases. Gastrointestinal (GI) strongyloidiasis has many clinical features. One of them is megaduodenum. We describe a case of a 32-years-old man who has come to us from an endemic area for Strongyloides stercoralis. He had had megaduodenum diagnosed in his childhood. We submitted him to two surgeries. He has recovered just after the second surgery, a Roux-en-Y partial gastrectomy. After that, his follow-up was uneventful and the patient has gained 10 kg in weight. Histopathology confirmed gastric strongyloidiasis. In conclusion, if patients arrive from an endemic area of S. stercoralis and if they present GI symptoms or a previous diagnosis of megaduodenum, they must be considered for a histological evaluation for gastric strongyloidiasis. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. on behalf of Surgical Associates Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
Subject: Epidemiologia
Country: Reino Unido
Editor: Elsevier
Rights: Fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.11.066
Date Issue: 2015
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