Alberto Gomez Portilla

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Rare diseases are often associated with uninformed medical decisions and poorly executed treatments because of inexperience of the physicians. Desmoplastic small round-cell tumor is a rare disease that is a form of peritoneal surface malignancy usually affecting young males, with a mean survival of 29 months. In order to begin to build a more knowledgeable(More)
p = 0.04) and the completeness of resection at the time of the second look ( p = 0.066). In addition, a limited extent of peritoneal carcinomatosis distribution found at the time of the second look predicted a favorable result. A new objective assessment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, the peritoneal cancer index, was found to be of help during patient(More)
Peritoneal carcinomatosis from colon and rectal cancer was in the past a terminal condition without curative treatment options. Recently, an aggressive treatment strategy has resulted in long-term survival in a select group of patients with this condition. The sequence of diagnostic tests and treatments for these patients are presented in a chronological(More)
Colorectal cancer is the most frequent tumor of the digestive tract. The high incidence of abdominal dissemination; the poor prognosis of these patients, with median survival consistently ranging from 5 to 9 months in all studies of peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer; the failure of adjuvant systemic chemotherapy treatment with a maximal(More)
AIMS A new treatment strategy combining maximal cytoreductive surgery for treatment of macroscopic disease and maximal perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy for residual microscopic disease, suggests that in a selected group of patients benefit is possible. The purpose of this study was to report our experience with this combined treatment and to(More)
Symptomatic perineal herniation after abdominoperineal resection is a rare complication and its management remains challenging. Perineal laparoscopic mesh repair is safe and effective and can be performed with minimal complications. We report a giant perineal hernia treated by a combined laparoscopic mesh repair approach and plastic resection of the(More)
The authors present their experience with Spiegel's hernia and a series of seven cases, three of which debuted as intestinal occlusion. On four occasions the hernial content was appreciated, only one of which required resection. The diagnostic procedures most commonly used in this pathology are noted and it is concluded that sonography offers high(More)