Custodia Montiel-Casado

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Presacral tumors are rare, but can comprise a great variety of histological types. Congenital tumors are the most common. Once the diagnosis is established, surgical resection is essential because of the potential for malignancy or infection. Previous biopsy is not necessary or may be even harmful. To decide the best surgical approach (abdominal, sacral or(More)
Background:Growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) has a crucial role in growth hormone (GH) secretion, but little is known about its production by adipocytes and its involvement in adipocyte metabolism.Objectives:To determine whether GHRH and its receptor (GHRH-R) are present in human adipocytes and to study their levels in obesity. Also, to analyze the(More)
Dear Editor We carefully read the article by Dr Deelder et al. published in your journal this year regarding the treatment of appendiceal masses, with results that led him to conclude the best treatment for these is direct surgery, based on the high rate of recurrence, the low proportion of patients with suitable surveillance, and the high incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical management of acute appendicitis with appendiceal abscess or phlegmon remains controversial. We studied the results of initial conservative treatment (antibiotics and percutaneous drainage if necessary, with or without interval appendectomy) compared with immediate surgery. METHODS We undertook an observational, retrospective cohort(More)
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