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Cancer antigens 19-9 and 125 in the differential diagnosis of pancreatic mass lesions.
HYPOTHESIS Accurate differentiation between inflammatory and neoplastic tumors of the pancreas remains a diagnostic dilemma for surgeons. The aim of the study was to assess the utility of 2Expand
Vascular endothelial growth factor and survivin immunostaining in gastric adenocarcinoma.
UNLABELLED Two molecules - vascular endothelial growth factor involved in new vessels formation and survivin - antiapoptotic protein, reported to be associated with worse prognosis in variousExpand
Circulating anti-p53 antibodies in esophageal cancer patients.
Circulating anti-p53 protein antibodies (p53-Abs) have been detected in some cancer patients. The aim of the study was to determine the presence of circulating anti-p53 protein antibodies and theirExpand
[Comparison of the usefulness of ultrasonography and computed tomography in diagnosis of acute necrotizing pancreatitis].
The aim of this paper is to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound and computed tomography imaging in necrotizing acute pancreatitis. Since 01'95 till 12'96 we treated 36 patientsExpand
Endoscopic sphincterotomy in 100 patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy: ultrasound evaluation.
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of the study was to determine to what extent ultrasonography may monitor the process of sphincterotomy and its effectiveness. The study also aimed at determining theExpand
Vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in patients with squamous cell oesophageal cancer.
It is suggested that vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) play an important role in tumor-induced angiogenesis. The purpose of this study was toExpand
Dukes' classification as a prognostic factor in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the thoracic esophagus undergoing combined-modality treatment.
BACKGROUND Several disadvantages of the TNM classification have resulted in a search for a simpler, clearer, and more reliable staging system for esophageal cancer. We evaluated Dukes' classificationExpand
Assessment of a gastric arterial network for oesophageal substitute by means of pulse oximetry.
Insufficient vascularisation of substitutes in the operative reconstruction of the oesophagus is one of the main causes of the occurrence of anastomotic leaks. In the present study, the bloodExpand
Rectal invagination due to rectal carcinoma--case report.
Rectal invagination has been considered an important cause of defecation difficulties and blockade (obstructed defecation). The most common the intra-rectal and intra-anal invagination is reported.Expand
[Squamous cell oesophageal cancer in patient after surgical treatment of achalasia].
The authors presented a case of squamous cell oesophageal cancer in a patient after surgical treatment of achalasia performed five years earlier. The patient complained of the recurrent dysphagia.Expand