Carlos Gamallo-Amat

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INTRODUCTION Pancreatic cancer presents the worst survival rates of all neoplasms. Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment, but is associated with high complication rates and outcome is bad even in those resected cases. Therefore, candidates amenable for resection must be carefully selected. Identification of prognostic factors(More)
Basal cell adenoma of the salivary glands is an uncommon type of monomorphous adenoma. Its most frequent location is the parotid gland. It usually appears as a firm and mobile slow-growing mass. Histologically, isomorphic cells in nests and interlaced trabecules with a prominent basal membrane are observed. It is also characterized by the presence of a(More)
BACKGROUND The chemokine receptor CCR7 mediates lymphoid dissemination of many cancers, including lymphomas and epithelial carcinomas, thus representing an attractive therapeutic target. Previous results have highlighted the potential of the anti-CCR7 monoclonal antibodies to inhibit migration in transwell assays. The present study aimed to evaluate the in(More)
One hundred four specimens of complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA) were studied. The free wall thickness of the left (LV-T) and right (RV-T) ventricular chambers and the left ventricular/right ventricular (LV/RV) thickness ratio for all hearts were analyzed. A control group of 63 normal hearts was also studied. Specimens of TGA were divided(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical resection is the only potentially curative treatment for pancreatic cancer, but it is associated with high complication rates. Outcome is poor, even in those resected cases. Identification of prognostic factors preoperatively may help to improve treatment of these patients, based on the expected response. METHODS A retrospective study(More)
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are usually described in immunodeficient patients. In immunocompetent patients active infection is uncommon, consisting usually of a mononucleosis-like syndrome. Numerous reports show that CMV is a potential pathogen in the gastrointestinal tract, even in immunocompetent patients, where it can produce lesions from the mouth(More)
BACKGROUND Retroperitoneal ganglioneuromas are rare entities. Their treatment is complete surgical resection. Due to the proximity to major vessels, variable location and unknown malignant status, surgeons are often reluctant to use a laparoscopic approach for the resection of retroperitoneal masses. To our knowledge, only five cases of laparoscopic(More)
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