Hildegard Volkholz

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"Groove pancreatitis" is a form of segmental pancreatitis affecting the head of the pancreas which is localized within the "groove" between the head of the organ, the duodenum and the common bile duct. We diagnosed this form of pancreatitis in 30 out of 123 surgical duodenopancreatectomy specimens of chronic pancreatitis (24.4%). In a comparison with(More)
Objective. The status of the axillary lymph nodes is one of the most important prognostic factors in patients with breast cancer. A panel of molecular markers of tumor aggressiveness in addition to conventional clinical and histopathologic features were analyzed in an attempt to identify a subgroup of patients with a low risk of axillary lymph node(More)
A 54-y old women with earlier replacement of the mitral and aortic valves and clinical signs of localized endocarditis was studied with 99mTc-labelled anti NCA-95 antibody. Whereas echocardiographic findings were negative, increased radionuclide uptake was observed left parasternal over the mitral valve as a sign of prosthetic valve endocarditis. This(More)
The pseudoexfoliation syndrome has recently been suggested to represent the local manifestation of a more widespread disorder. In this study, a case of classic bilateral pseudoexfoliation syndrome with systemic distribution of pseudoexfoliation material involving a variety of organ systems is described. Using transmission electron microscopy, typical(More)
AIM To investigate whether NSAIDs/ASA lesions in the colon can histologically be diagnosed on the basis of ischemic necrosis similar to biopsy-based diagnosis of NSAIDs/ASA-induced erosions and ulcers of the stomach. METHODS In the period between 1997 and 2002, we investigated biopsy materials obtained from 611 patients (415 women, 196 men, average age(More)
BACKGROUND It is not yet clear whether lymphocytic gastritis might not be a sequela of Helicobacter pylori (Hp) infection. The aim of the present pilot study was, therefore, to investigate whether lymphocytic gastritis can be cured by Hp eradication, which, if affirmed, would provide indirect evidence for an etiopathogenic relationship. PATIENTS AND(More)