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A 37-year-old Caucasian male presented to our institution for progressive weight loss and recurrent abdominal pain. An enteral CT performed in another centre showed a diffuse thickening of the duodenal walls suggestive of lymphoma or Crohn’s disease.
Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed a normal appearance of gastroesophageal mucosa while the duodenal and proximal jejunal mucosa appeared completely covered with pseudo-polypoid lesions with maximum size of 5 mm (figure 1A,B). At the ileocolonoscopy, the colorectal mucosa was diffusely micronodular (figure 1D), while the terminal ileum presented same lesions detected in the duodenum (figure 1C).
Enteroscopy confirmed the presence of pseudopolypoid lesions also in the jejunum and ileum, …
Contributors PC wrote the manuscript and prepared the endoscopic figure; LF and FA revised the manuscript; ES prepared the histology figure; LL and AL acquired clinical data; GM supervised the project. All the authors have approved the final draft submitted for publication.
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