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The most common cause of intraperitoneal adhesions which may result in infertility and intestinal obstruction is previous abdominal surgery. Surgical trauma of the peritoneum in the absence of infection elicits a rapid and transient influx of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) into the peritoneal cavity. The role of neutrophils in intraperitoneal adhesion(More)
Wegener's granulomatosis is a necrotizing vasculitis that may affect any viscera. Gastrointestinal involvement is rather uncommon. We present a case of Wegener's granulomatosis with multiple small bowel ulcers and a single ileal perforation. Histological examination of the surgically resected specimen demonstrated evidence for necrotizing vasculitis. Gross(More)
OBJECTIVES An association between congenital hepatic fibrosis (CHF) and several different conditions is being increasingly recognized. We aimed to investigate, prospectively, these associated disorders and the clinical consequences for patients with CHF. MATERIALS AND METHODS CHF was diagnosed using liver biopsy, abdominal ultrasound (US), Doppler US,(More)
Lymphangiomatosis of the spleen with diffuse lymphangiomatosis of the bone is extremely rare and there is no consensus about management at present. Here, the authors report a child presenting initially with back pain and diagnosed as lymphangiomatosis on several sites throughout the bony structures and the spleen. The patient is in a stable state at the end(More)
A 48-year-old male patient had two episodes of fever, headache, confusion and seizures following an upper respiratory tract infection. Electroencephalography (EEG) revealed diffuse slowing of background activity. Plasma free carnitine and serum lipid levels were low; fecal fat content and serum antigliadin antibodies were elevated. Duodenal biopsy was(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Carcinoid tumors are common tumors in the gastrointestinal tract. Certain criteria such as the depth of invasion, the localization, the tumor size, the mitotic index and the pattern of ploidy are used to determine the potential biological behavior of these tumors some of which might be malignant. The goal of this study was to assess the(More)
Amanita phalloides is a deadly wild mushroom causing severe damage in man ranging from diarrhea to organ dysfunction. If not treated, mortality is as high as 80%. Treatment includes supportive measures, inactivation of the toxin and if liver failure occurs liver transplantation. The indications for transplantation are debatable.
Liver is involved in about 5-8% of newly diagnosed Hodgkin's disease (HD) cases. The incidence reaches up to 50-60% in postmortem studies. In the literature only a few cases of idiopathic cholestatic jaundice have been described without an apparent cause and a paraneoplastic etiology has been suggested. We report 2 cases with HD presenting with obstructive(More)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the liver is a rare tumour, only two cases of which have been reported so far. A third case arising in a 22 year old woman, who presented with abdominal pain and enlargement of the liver, is described. Ultrasound and a computed tomography scan showed a solitary hepatic mass, 12 cm diameter, involving both lobes of the liver.(More)