Attila Vass

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The technique of peritoneovenous shunting for the alleviation of abdominal pain and distension in malignant ascites due to inoperable cancer, returns the fluid to the circulation via a one-way, valved, anastomosis between the peritoneum and the jugular vein. Surprisingly, although the patients treated with this technique receive direct infusions of(More)
This communication records a remarkable case illustrating both the clinical value of peritoneo-venous shunting in the management of malignant ascites, and the unique opportunity afforded by this procedure for investigation of factors which influence metastatic colony formation by disseminating human tumour cells. The study of patients treated with(More)
Fourteen patients with inoperable cancer treated with peritoneovenous shunts for malignant ascites were studied post mortem. Clinical observations and findings at necropsy indicated that peritoneovenous shunting does not result in the establishment of clinically important haematogenous metastases and that metastases do not necessarily develop even when(More)
HISTORY AND CLINICAL FINDINGS We report the case of a 60-year-old man with localized erythema and edema, caused by an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). EXAMINATION An infection could be excluded by clinical examination, para clinical parameters and clinical chemistry. The histologic examination was indicative for hypersensitivity reaction. Patch(More)
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