Frank S. Nakao

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Retroperitoneal perforation during therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is uncommon and is usually manifested by abdominal pain, fever and leukocytosis. We report the case of a patient with post-ERCP subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum and pneumothorax treated conservatively. A 79-year-old woman with a diagnosis of(More)
Heterotopic pancreas is usually asymptomatic and does not change throughout the patient's life, but sometimes it can present symp-toms and complications, which are rarely discrete in the literature. We present here a case of heterotopic pancreas in the gastric wall complicated with pseudocyst, and suggest that heterotopic pancreatic pseudocyst should be(More)
INTRODUCTION The endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) has emerged as a minimally invasive and safe method for material procurement in the differential diagnosis of subepithelial lesions (SEL) of upper gastrointestinal tract (UGT), especially in suspicious lesions of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST). There are few studies(More)
INTRODUCTION Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is an accurate method of diagnosing and staging gastrointestinal and thoracic malignancy. A key issue in maximizing FNA accuracy is to ensure that an adequate specimen is obtained. On-site cytopathology increases the diagnostic yield of EUS-FNA. However, this increases the time(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this case series study by retrospective analysis was to determine the relevance of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in therapeutic decision esophageal cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS Using medical records of the Department of Endoscopy of Santa Casa de São Paulo, we have collected data from 16 patients, in 4 years, diagnosed of(More)
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