Critobal Aguilera

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The authors report the fortuitous demonstration of an asymptomatic gossypiboma during the preoperative staging of a rectal carcinoma 13 years after abdominal surgery for perforated gastric ulcer. Ultrasonography disclosed a well-defined hypoechoic mass containing highly echogenic foci with a strong posterior shadow. The CT findings are reported, as well as(More)
A desmoid tumor was found in a patient with Gardner's syndrome. The tumor was visualized by CT before and after contrast injection, by radiographic examination of the small bowel, and by sonography. CT demonstrated a heterogeneous mass in the left lower abdomen with attenuation values ranging from 23 to 72 HU on native scans, enhancing to 123 up to 172 HU(More)
A prospective study was performed in 109 patients with osteoporotic hip fracture to verify the relationship between 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol levels at admission and functional recovery in elderly patients with hip fracture. 47.7% of all the patients had 1,25-dihydroxycholecalciferol levels below the reference values of our laboratory. At 1 year of the(More)
In order to evaluate the S-100 concentration in cerebrospinal fluid from subjects with nonischemic brain damage, a total of 33 samples were analyzed: 11 from subjects in whom no organic disease could be found; 14 from patients with a diagnosis of lymphocytic or bacterial-fungal meningitis, and 8 from patients with acute lymphatic leukemia but no(More)
A 60-year-old woman presents with bilateral ptosis and tearing, predominant on the right and existing since many years. Upper tarsus is much enlarged on the right; lacrymal glands are palpable under the upper lid and seem enlarged as well. CT scan and RMN confirms the hypertrophy of subcutaneous lid tissues, lacrymal glands and ocular muscles. The patient(More)
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