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Pneumatosis and portal venous gas: do CT findings reassure?
BACKGROUND Small, single-institution studies have suggested risk factors for bowel ischemia/necrosis (I/N) in patients with computed tomography (CT) findings of pneumatosis (PN) and portal venous gasExpand
Small bowel obstruction secondary to enterolith impaction complicating jejunal diverticulitis.
A case of small bowel obstruction secondary to enterolith impaction in the presence of jejunal diverticular disease is described. Only 27 cases of small bowel obstruction by enterolith expelled fromExpand
Unilateral male breast masses: cancer risk and their evaluation and management.
Breast cancer is an uncommon cause of breast enlargement in the adult male. Overall, it accounts for <1 per cent of all male cancers. Although most male breast carcinomas are clinically apparent,Expand
Outcome of Patients With Proximal Gastric Cancer Depends on Extent of Resection and Number of Resected Lymph Nodes
Background: Studies have shown that the survival of patients with gastric adenocarcinoma is related to the number of regional lymph nodes with metastases. The probability of identifying node-positiveExpand
Use of a mesh for musculoaponeurotic defects of the abdominal wall in cancer surgery and the risk of bowel fistulas.
BACKGROUND Enterocutaneous fistulas resulting from mesh reconstruction of full-thickness musculoaponeurotic abdominal defects in benign conditions is a relatively infrequent, but seriousExpand
Justification for visceral angiography prior to pancreaticoduodenectomy.
The hepatic arterial anatomy is aberrant in almost 50 per cent of all individuals. The most common anomalies include the right hepatic artery arising from the superior mesenteric artery (25%) and theExpand
An adolescent with bile duct carcinoid tumor.
Clinicopathologic effects of cryotherapy on hepatic vessels and bile ducts in a porcine model
AbstractBackground: The proximity of a hepatic tumor to major vessels and bile ducts limits the use of cryotherapy because of the potential damage to these structures. However, the effects ofExpand
Cellular effects of hypercholesterolemia in modulation of cancer growth and metastasis: a review of the evidence.
Hypercholesterolemia and increased cancer risk have been associated, particularly with the high fat diets characteristic of Western societies. We were interested in the possible association betweenExpand
Splenic Hamartoma: Immunohistochemical and Ultrastructural Profile of Two Cases
Splenic hamartoma (SH) is a rare, benign lesion. We present 2 cases, both in females (2 and 30 years, respectively) with multiple urinary tract infections, and left upper quadrant abdominal pain.Expand