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Pancreatic ascites is the accumulation of high protein, amylase-rich intraperitoneal fluid which occurs during the course of chronic pancreatitis, in association with rupture of a pseudocyst or disruption of a pancreatic duct. This is an uncommon complication, with less than 250 cases reported in the literature. We have treated 6 patients with pancreatic(More)
The usefulness of double-phase parathyroid technetium-99m-MIBI scintigraphy for the detection of hyperplastic parathyroid tissue has been described. The aim of the present study was to establish the effectiveness of this new technique in the morphological and functional assessment of parathyroid glands in patients with different types of(More)
Pseudoaneurysms of the visceral arteries due to pancreatitis, with subsequent rupture and hemorrhage into the pancreatic duct are unusual. To date, three cases of pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery with hemosuccus pancreaticus have been reported in the literature. We describe a case of a pseudoaneurysm of the hepatic artery proper, which ruptured into a(More)
The study presented is a multicentric, prospective, open and comparative study designed with the objective of evaluating the performance of an antibacterial hydrocolloid dressing with hydroactivated silver (Comfeel Plata), when used to activate the healing process in wounds with high bacterial load, clinical signs of infection or malodour. Additionally,(More)
We performed a retrospective study on 22 patients with entero-urinary fistulas that had been diagnosed and treated at the Hospital Clinico i Provincial in Barcelona during the period spanning 1981-1988. Fistulas were classified according to the organs or parts with which they communicated. Among the important etiogenic conditions were diverticular disease(More)
Enterovesical fistulas affect mainly male patients, due to the interposition of the uterus in women. They can be caused by neoplastic, inflammatory or traumatic processes. A case of ilovesical fistula due to migration of a silastic plate used to repair an epigastric infissional hernia is presented. This case has two distinctive features: first, the cause is(More)
With the recent increase in the number of liver and pancreas transplants being performed in Europe, many groups have found it necessary to develop techniques for the combined harvesting of whole pancreaticoduodenal and liver grafts. To date we have carried out a total of 35 multiorgan procurements including liver, heart, pancreas, and kidneys. In ten cases(More)
The ultrastructural features of 69 parathyroid glands from 43 patients with hyperparathyroidism were studied to distinguish between different parathyroid lesions causing hyperparathyroidism. Samples came from 44 cases of hyperplasia, 21 of adenoma, 3 of carcinoma, and 1 from a histologically normal gland. To establish the diagnosis we took into account(More)