The immunohistochemical demonstration of Helicobacter pylori in rectal ectopia.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CitationThe immunohistochemical demonstration of Helicobacter pylori in rectal ectopia. 2009, 19 (4):e146-8 Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech
JournalSurgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques
AbstractThe finding of heterotopic gastric mucosa in the rectum is rare, with less than 40 reported cases in the literature. A condition of unknown etiology, several hypotheses exist including infectious and congenital. We report a case of ectopic gastric tissue in the rectum of a 47-year-old female, and her subsequent clinical course. Furthermore for the first time, we present immunohistologic evidence of the presence of Helicobacter pylori in rectal ectopic gastric tissue.