Afroditi Pantzaki

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CONTEXT Neoplasms of the pancreas usually show ductal, acinar or endocrine differentiation. Tumors with mixed exocrine and endocrine components are unusual. We herein describe a case of a mixed ductal-endocrine tumor. CASE REPORT A 65-year-old woman was referred to our department with a diagnosis of carcinoma of the tail of the pancreas. The patient had a(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical course of primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) varies and there is considerable controversy as to which factors are of importance in determining prognosis or response to therapy. The aim of this study was to identify clinical, pathological or immunohistochemical features at biopsy that could identify patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Pure diffuse mesangial hypercellularity (DMH), in its primary form, is a relatively rare histological finding and few data exist in the literature regarding its clinical course and prognosis in nephrotic adults with this diagnosis. METHODS We retrospectively analysed the clinical and histological data of 28 adult nephrotic patients (13 male)(More)
BACKGROUND A common strategy for the prevention of intra-abdominal adhesions post-operatively has been the application of adhesion barriers into the peritoneal cavity. Side effects of these barriers are infection, abscesses and inadequate wound healing. There is no information about such a side effect of these materials on renal function. The aim of this(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The contribution of renal biopsy is of major importance in many renal diseases in children. In our study we aimed to evaluate retrospectively the indications, safety, efficacy and the spectrum of histopathological findings of percutaneous ultrasound-guided renal (PRB) biopsy during a 7 year period as well as to analyze specific groups of(More)
We report a case of a 51-year-old Caucasian man referred at our department due to acute renal failure (ARF) complicating respiratory failure during hospitalization in a regional hospital. The patient was previously started on steroids due to the suspicion of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) in the context of Goodpasture syndrome. However,(More)
94 D-penicillamine induced membranous glomerulonephritis in a child with Wil-son's disease Dear Editor, Wilson's disease (WD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper homeostasis with a prevalence of 30 affected individuals per million population. Treatment is based on oral chelating agents such as D-penicillamine. Despite its effectiveness ,(More)
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