Ioannis Spyridakis

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INTRODUCTION Although variations in the origin of the testicular artery are not uncommon, few reports about a high origin from the abdominal aorta exist in the literature. We discuss the case of a high origin of the testicular artery, its embryology, classification systems, and its clinical significance. CASE PRESENTATION We report a very rare case of(More)
The megaprepuce (MP) is a very rare malformation of unknown aetiology, with anatomical findings similar to those observed in the congenital buried penis (BP). The aspect of this entity and the symptoms are rather typical: the penis is totally buried and before micturition an evident pubic and scrotal swelling denounces the urine collection in an abnormal(More)
Hepatoblastoma is the most common primary liver tumor of childhood and after neuroblastoma and nephroblastoma the third most common abdominal neoplasm in this age group. Hepatoblastoma is an embryonal tumor classified by histology as epithelial (including pure fetal subtype, mixed embryonal/fetal subtype, macrotrabecular subtype and small cell(More)
A very rare case of an accessory branch of the median nerve taking its origin in the region of the right arm was observed to supply the infero-medial portion of the brachialis muscle in a male cadaver. Simultaneously, the ipsilateral musculocutaneous nerve was innervating the muscles of the anterior compartment of the arm. Such an aberrant muscular branch(More)
Paratubal cysts represent remnants of the paramesonephric or mesonephric duct, the former being more common. Most of them are asymptomatic, but they may rarely give rise to clinical problems due to enlargement or torsion. In this study, we looked for paratubal cysts or other pathological lesions of the right uterine adnexa in young females operated upon for(More)
We retrospectively studied 18 patients with cystic fibrosis, who underwent surgery for gallbladder disease from 1975 to 1990. A long delay between the onset of symptoms and the diagnosis was noted (mean 8.7 months). This delay was attributed to masking of the symptoms of biliary disease by the malabsorption and pulmonary symptoms seen in this patient(More)
A case of failure of palmaris longus muscle duplication was found in the left forearm of a male cadaver. Specifically, two distinct palmaris longus muscles had failed to separate, and were united from the medial epicondyle to the palmar aponeurosis. We studied the exact morphology of the abnormal muscle, which, to our knowledge, has not been reported(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary malignant hepatic mesotheliomas are extremely rare. We report the case of a patient with primary intrahepatic malignant mesothelioma who was treated in our department. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 66-year old male patient was admitted to our department for the evaluation of anemia. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a large(More)
INTRODUCTION The anatomical variations of bones in the hand are common. The existence of exostosis and shortening of metacarpal bones has been described in the literature as part of the hereditary multiple exostosis syndrome but no case has been reported with the co-existence of sesamoid ossicles in the same patient. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case(More)
INTRODUCTION Thyroglossal duct cysts are the most common congenital midline neck swelling in children. AIM To evaluate the clinical features, treatment, incidence of complications and outcomes in children with congenital midline neck lesions and more specifically with thyroglossal duct cyst, treated in our department the last ten years. It is a(More)