Giovanni M Luján

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BACKGROUND The prevalence of inlet patches and their association with other conditions of the gastrointestinal tract have been studied prospectively in tertiary care facilities; little is known about practice patterns in private outpatient clinics and endoscopy centres. AIMS To assess prevalence, demographic determinants, and associated clinicopathologic(More)
Primary teratomas in the retroperitoneum are rare in adults. Most teratomas in this region are secondary to germ cell tumors of the testes or ovaries. We describe a case of mature cystic teratoma that was clinically suggestive of an adrenal myelolipoma. Resection was attempted using laparoscopy but was converted to open adrenalectomy to ensure complete(More)
BACKGROUND Carcinoma arising in a mixed tumor, or carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma (CEPA), is an uncommon primary salivary gland neoplasm. Among the various types of carcinomas that can be seen histologically in a CEPA, myoepithelial carcinoma is one of the rarest forms. CASE A 76-year-old woman presented with an incidental parotid/parapharyngeal mass.(More)
BACKGROUND The relevance of granulomas in biopsy specimens from patients with Crohn's disease is largely unknown. Most previous studies have been performed on small samples and have produced conflicting results. This study was designed to compare the demographic, clinical, and histopathologic characteristics of a large cohort of documented patients with(More)
CASE REPORT A50-year-old black female with a history of cutaneous lupus erythematosis and hypertension presented with a six-month history of chronic constipation. She reported having a hard stool once a week with straining and intermittent episodes of bright red blood per rectum. She also reported a fifteenpound weight loss over the period of several(More)
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