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How can non erosive GERD cause heartburn

- dilated intercellular spaces (spongiosis)
- allows acid to go between cells

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Clinical presentation of eosinophilic esophagitis

- food impaction, dysphagia (adults), GERD, feeding intolerance (children)

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Endoscopy of eosinophilic esophagitis

- trachealization (felinization)
- linear furrowing

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Histology of eosinophilic esophagitis

- >15 eosinophils per high power field
- eosinophilic microabscesses, superficial layering, BZH, DIS

5

Reflux esophagitis

- endoscopic or histologic evidence of reflux-associated injury

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Histology of reflux esophagitis

- BZH, PE, increased intraepithelial eosinophils, DIS

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Endoscopy of reflux esophagitis

- erosion through mucosal breaks or normal

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Diagnosis of GERD: clinical and pathological

- clinical symptoms: GERD or asymptomatic; symptoms may improve with BE development
- pathology: endoscopically evident columnar mucosa proximal to anatomic GEJ with BIOPSY demonstrating intestinal metaplasia (goblet cells); 2 within 1 year to confirm diagnosis and rule out dysplasia

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Portal hypertensive gastropathy (PHG) vs. gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE): endoscopy, histology, treatment

- endoscopy: PHG-mosaic, snake skin like; GAVE-watermelon stomach
- histology: PHG-tortuous submucosal veins; fibrin thrombi
- treatment: PHG-reduction of portal pressure (beta blockers); GAVE-thermal ablation

10

Complications of helicobacter gastritis

- duodenal ulcer, gastric ulcer, gastric carcinoma, MALT lymphoma

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Hypergastrinemia: definition

- increased gastrin production

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Cause of hypergastrinemia

- G(astrin) cell hyperplasia

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Cause of G(astrin) cell hyperplasia

- proton pump inhibitor use
- causes loss of negative feedback on G cells from acid

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Hypergastrinemia causes what

- increased acid release from parietal cells
- this can lead to GERD or ulcers

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Whipple's disease: definition & cause

- systemic infection
- cause: trophyrema whippleii

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Symptoms of whipple's disease

- gastrointestinal: diarrhea, weight loss, malabsorption
- extraintestinal (can exist for months or years before malabsorption): arthritis/athralgia, fever, lymphadenopathy, neurologic, cardiac, pulmonary disease

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Pathology of whipple's disease

- lamina propria filled with foamy histiocytes
- PAS-D positive
- dilated lymphatics (basis of malabsorption)

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Micobacterium Avium Intracellulare vs Whipple's disease

- clinical and histologically the same
- distinguish with an AFB stain

19

Carcinoid syndrome: symptoms, cause of symptoms

- symptoms: flushing, wheezing, diarrhea
- release of vasoactive peptides into systemic circulation: SEROTONIN

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Neuroendocrine Tumor: definition, location

- epithelial neoplasms that make peptide hormones or biogenic amines
- most common site is jejunum/ileum

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GI neuroendocrine tumors associated diseases

- stomach: autoimmune gastritis
- duodenum: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrinoma)
- jejunum/ileum: none
- appendix: none

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GI neuroendocrine tumors: behavior

- stomach: variable
- duodenum: variable
- jejunum/ileum: aggressive
- appendix: rarely aggressive

23

Gi neuroendocrine tumors: location

- stomach: proximal
- duodenum: periampullary
- jejunum/ileum: anywhere
- appendix: tip

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Celiac disease: process

- immune mediated damage triggered by the ingestion of gluten

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Clinical presentation of celiac disease

- anemia, chronic diarrhea, bloating, muscle wasting

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Risks associated with celiac disease

- enteropathy associated T cell lymphoma
- small intestinal adenocarcinoma

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Serology of celiac disease

- IgA to tissue transglutaminase (TTG)
- IgA or IgG antibodies to deamindated gliadin

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Useful in ruling out celiac disease

- HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8 (always present in celiac disease)

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Pathology of celiac disease

- increased intraepithelial lymphocytes (CD8+ T cells)
- villous blunting and crypt hyperplasia
- loss of mucosa/brush border surface area: flat, NO MORE VILLI

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What should you check for with a duodenal lymphoma

CELIAC DISEASE