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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2002 December;48(4):347-50

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Small bowel adenocarcinoma as first presentation of coeliac disease

Giorgetti G. M., Tursi A., Brandimarte G., Anemona L.


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Coeliac disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the gut with increased risk of gastrointestinal malignancy. Although enteropathy T-cell lymphoma is the most common neoplasm in coeliacs, an increased frequency of small bowel carcinoma has been described. A case is described of jejunal carcinoma as first presentation of coeliac disease, in which gastrointestinal and extraintestinal symptoms of disease developed only after surgical resection and disappeared after gluten withdrawal.

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