|It seems just yesterday that I began my tenure as the editor-in-chief of the ACG Case Reports Journal. Over the last 6 months, we have continued to grow as a journal, mainly due to the astonishing number of excellent submissions from our readership. However, we must continue to challenge ourselves to produce the highest quality product, and we feel one way to do this is by increasing the number of endoscopic images and videos in published cases. Endoscopy remains the lifeblood of gastroenterology. Images and videos of endoscopic procedures are outstanding learning tools to demonstrate the unique findings and novel interventions that make gastroenterology special.
We invite you to include video clips to enhance your written submission, or submit stand-alone video case reports, to demonstrate interesting findings or innovative procedures that would be instructive to the GI fellow community. Please see our author guide for instructions on including images and videos with your submissions.
In our first installment of 2015, we feature new cases with fascinating images, illustrations of procedural complications, and a first report of an adverse drug reaction. The image submission by Del Nero et al. provides a beautiful MRCP image demonstrating non-hereditary hamartomatous bile duct malformations within the liver, also known as Von Meyenburg complexes. From our biliary section, Korrapati et al. describe a unique presentation of biliary obstruction occurring secondary to TIPS placement in a patient with Budd-Chiari syndrome. Last but not least, Herman et al. present a case of sprue-like enteropathy from valsartan, suggesting a class effect after several reports detailing similar adverse effects from olmesartan.
We hope you enjoy the January 2015 issue of the ACG Case Reports Journal.
Ryan Law, DO
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