Carlos García Vásquez

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Retroperitoneal cystic mesothelioma is a very rare lesion. The pathogeny is unclear and establishing a preoperative diagnosis versus others retroperitoneal cystic lesions is difficult. Thus, with increasing experience in laparoscopic retroperitoneal surgery, the use of this approach for exploration of a retroperitoneal mass of unknown origin may provide an(More)
The patient is a 31-year-old woman with a bulimic disorder that was not being monitored by a psychiatrist. She came to our Emergency Department due to abdominal distension and incoercible vomiting after having ingested copious amounts of food on the preceding days. On examination, the abdomen was very distended and showed tension although there was no(More)
INTRODUCTION Paragangliomas (PG) are rare tumors derived from chromaffin cells that are located outside the adrenal gland and are capable of producing catecholamines. The treatment is based on a surgical resection, and there is controversy regarding the usefulness of previously carrying out an embolization and what is the most adequate surgical approach. (More)
Splenic abscesses are rare but may be associated with high mortality. Usually they occur in patients with systemic infection related to some immunocompromised state. The symptoms are nonspecific and the diagnosis is often late, but the development of better imaging techniques has enabled better diagnosis of splenic abscess and percutaneous drainage is a(More)
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