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Primary pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare tumor. This case illustrates the typical late presentation of primary pericardial mesothelioma with symptoms and signs of constrictive pericarditis. An unusual feature was the complete encasement of the heart by the tumor. No satisfactory treatment was available.
BACKGROUND Currently, although only a few therapies normalize the liver test abnormalities with/without improving the liver histology, no pharmacologic therapy has proved to be effective for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis. AIM To investigate the role of insulin sensitizers in the treatment of individuals with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis(More)
Cavernous angiomas or cavernomas are uncommon vascular malformations of the central nervous system and spinal involvement is much rarer especially in pediatric patients. We report a case of spinal intradural-intramedullary cavernous angioma in a 14-year-old male child. The cavernoma was located at the level of C6-C7 at the dorsal part of the spinal cord.(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We have assessed two different overlap syndrome groups in patients with AIH-PBC and AIH-AIC, with respect to therapy response and outcome. METHODOLOGY In this retrospective, non-randomized study, a total of 22 overlap cases were collected, 12 of those had a simultaneous form of AIH-PBC and 10 of those with AIH-AIC. Two groups were compared(More)
Chronic delta hepatitis is the most severe form of chronic viral hepatitis for which interferon (IFN) is the only available treatment. In 39 patients (25 were treatment-naïve, 14 had previously used IFN), efficacy of 1-year treatment with IFN (9 MU, t.i.w.) or lamivudine (LAM; 100 mg, q.d.) alone was compared with IFN and LAM combination (2 months of LAM to(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of microchimerism in transplanted tissues is well defined; however, the timeframe of appearance and disappearance of engraftment in liver allograft is unknown. The aims of this study were to analyze for the presence of "recipient-derived cells" in sex-mismatched individuals after liver transplantation, comparing the frequency of(More)
To report the correlation between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and histopathology of orbital schwannomas. This study is a retrospective noncomparative interventional case series of three consecutive patients with orbital schwannoma. After preoperative MRI, all patients underwent orbitotomy and tumor removal. Histopathologic and immunopathologic(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The pathogenesis of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is poorly understood. Hepatic iron and copper overload can directly cause lipid peroxidation and eventually hepatic damage. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of hepatic iron and copper accumulation in the development of NASH. METHODS Fifty-three patients with NASH(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pegylated interferon (PEG-IFN) alfa-2b for short (one year) and long (two years) terms of treatment for chronic hepatitis D. METHODOLOGY Eighteen patients with chronic hepatitis D were administered PEG-IFN alfa-2b 1.5μg/kg twice weekly for 1 month, after which they were randomly(More)
A 10-year-old female presented with slowly progressive proptosis of 1 year's duration. Orbital MRI revealed an extraconal oval mass occupying the lateral half of the mid and posterior orbit. The tumor was isointense to the extraocular muscle and cerebral gray matter on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. The patient underwent(More)