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and ultra-thin scopes have been developed. However, the field of pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy as a subspeciality has not been commonly established in Japan. The aim of this study is to understand the current status of pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy in our hospital. Methods: Pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy (The Akt inhibitor count at the first time of testing if you have enforcement pursuant to the provisions first visit age of our hospital pediatrics, repeat the inspection) was defined as a gastrointestinal endoscopy for patients less than 15 year old. The medical records of 55 patients, who underwent pediatric gastrointestinal endoscopy in our hospital from November 2009 to September 2012, were reviewed to assess their chief complaint endoscopic and findings. Results: Among all, 29 esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and 38 total colonoscopy (TCS) were carried out. Abdominal pain and/or discomfort are found in 20 of patients with EGD and 15 of those with TCS. Biopsy was taken from 51 of total 67 cases even in
cases without and endoscopic findings in particular. No any histological abnormalities were diagnosed. Conclusion: Major complaint was abdominal pain selleckchem and discomfort, and biopsy was performed from many patients, even in patients without any endoscopic findings, in order to assess immunological diseases. Key Word(s): 1. pediatrics; 2. endoscopy; Presenting Author: GUOQI ZHENG Additional Authors: HUI SONG, YUEFENG CHEN, SICHEN WEI Corresponding Author: GUOQI ZHENG Affiliations: Cangzhou Central Hospital; Department of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Objective: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare aggressive
tumor of the peritoneum, which is poorly described and the knowledge of its natural history is very limited. The aim of this study was to summarize CT imaging characteristics and discuss the possible mechanism. MCE Methods: The history, clinical manifestations, and imaging appearance of 53 patients with histopathologically proved MPM were retrospectively analyzed. The imaging data was reviewed for the presence and location of ascites, peritoneal, mesenteric, and omental involvement, enlarged lymph nodes, solid abdominal viscera infiltration and metastases, and for the thoracic changes. Our patients consisted of 36 women and 17 men, with an average age of 60 years (age range 45–75 years). Results: There was a definite history of significant asbestos exposure in 50 patients. Abdominal distention (45 of 53) was the most common presenting symptom.