Jeddú Cruz Hernández

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OBJECTIVE In 1998 in the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirurgicas the Transplant Coordination Office (TCO) was created, with the aim to organize a system to support a hepatic transplantation program. This organization, which changed the transplantation-donation process not only in our center but in the whole country, is described in this article. (More)
Mesenchymal hamartoma of the liver (MHL) is an uncommon tumour composed of architecturally abnormal bile ducts in an uncommitted myxoid stroma. Most MHL are diagnosed in childhood and few cases have been reported in adults. This report describes a case of a well defined solid mass in the right lobe of the liver in a 51 year old man. Preoperative(More)
Background: global cardiovascular risk is a person's probability of developing an adverse cardiovascular event of atherosclerotic origin over a defined period of time. Cuban women have surpassed men in mortality due to heart disease. Method: a descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted in women aged 35 to 74 years from an area of the Nguyen Van Troi(More)
A very uncommon complication of acute cholecystitis is the development of a pseudoaneurysm in an arterial branch of the hepatic artery. We report a rare case of a patient with acute cholecystitis who presented with a pseudoaneurysm of the right anterior hepatic artery complicated by necrosis of the bile duct and hepatic infarction. A 70-year-old woman(More)
From July 4, 1999, when a liver transplantation program was started in Cuba, to October 2003, 66 procedures had been performed in 60 patients. The most frequent reason was cirrhosis caused by hepatitis C virus (29%), and alcoholic cirrhosis (22%). Two patients received simultaneous liver-kidney transplants. Half of the patients were men. Patient ages ranged(More)
In July 1999 we began a liver transplant program that to October 2005 has included 100 liver transplants in 92 patients, eight retransplants, and two combined liver and kidney grafts. Twelve transplants were in pediatric patients, who showed a 92% survival rate in the first year. Fifty-four percent of the patients were male and 46% female. The most frequent(More)
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