César Pablo Ramírez Plaza

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UNLABELLED This observational, analytical cohort consisted of 35 consecutive liver transplant (OLT) patients with no intra-abdominal drain and a control cohort of 35 subjects operated immediately before the former who had placement of an intra-abdominal drain. We sought to assess the impact of abdominal drainage on the diagnosis and prevention of early(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To analyze the long-term outcome of the calibrated portacaval shunt in the treatment of portal hypertension. METHODOLOGY Between 1991 and 1996 we undertook a prospective non-randomized study, including 37 cirrhotic patients who underwent small diameter portacaval shunt with polytetrafluoroethylene H-graft, 24 cases with 8 mm and 13 cases(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of primary bladder endometriosis treated with laparoscopic partial cystectomy. METHODS We report the case of a 38 year old woman presenting with cyclic catamenial pain and hematuria who was diagnosed of bladder endometriosis by means of cystoscopy and MRI. Partial cystectomy using a laparoscopic approach was performed and(More)
The median survival in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal adenocarcinoma is,with conventional approaches, only about six months. Combined treatment consisting of maxi-mum cytoreductive surgery plus intraoperative intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy has been shown, albeit in small non-comparative series, to increase disease-free(More)
We report the case of a patients with a metachronous cystic pancreatic metastasis from an undifferentiated large cell lung carcinoma two years after the primary tumor had been surgically removed. Clinically, he presented with epigastric pain, fever, weakness and anorexia. The patient was operated and a palliative cystogastrostomy was performed after an(More)
INTRODUCTION New-onset posttransplantation diabetes mellitus (PTDM), with an incidence of 10% to 30%, increased graft and patient morbidity and mortality. Such causal factors as age, obesity, therapy, immunosuppression, and hepatitis C virus (HCV) contribute to this disease. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the incidence of PTDM and impaired fasting(More)
BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominant cancer predisposition syndrome characterised by the progressive development of multiple colorectal adenomatous polyps and an increased incidence of colorectal carcinoma. It is often accompanied by other benign or malignant extracolonic manifestations, including gastric and duodenal(More)