André Costa-Pinho

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BACKGROUND Considerable controversy persists about the biological behavior of gastric stump cancer (GSC). The aim of this study is to clarify if this cancer is just another proximal gastric cancer or if it emerges as a distinctive clinicopathologic entity. METHODS This review of a prospectively collected gastric cancer database identified 73 patients with(More)
Splenectomy is a well-established second-line treatment for immune thrombocytopenia but novel medical therapies have changed the management of this disease. The objective of this study is to analyze the current results of splenectomy as a second-line treatment. Retrospective analysis of 53 consecutive patients with chronic immune thrombocytopenia submitted(More)
Inflammatory pseudotumours (IPTs) may occur in almost every organ of the human body, the liver being the second most frequent organ which is affected. Inflammatory pseudotumours of the liver are rare benign lesions of unknown aetiology, which usually present as solitary liver masses of variable sizes. The differential diagnoses of malignant liver tumours(More)
Brunner's gland hyperplasia is a very rare lesion of the duodenum, which is usually asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally during upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. It can cause gastrointestinal bleeding but hemorrhagic shock is a rare clinical presentation of Brunner's gland hyperplasia. The authors present a case of a patient with hemorrhagic shock due to(More)
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