Jesús Martín-Fernández

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BACKGROUND Merkel cell carcinoma is an aggressive neuroendocrine cell carcinoma arising in the epidermis of patients aged >60 years. This lesion is found in sun-exposed areas and presents as a small violet raised nodule. It is usually painless and rapidly growing. Although its clinical presentation and characteristic histology are usually sufficient,(More)
INTRODUCTION the presence of diverticula and their complications in the cecal appendix is an uncommon disease. We present a series of 13 patients with this condition, and perform a review of the literature. PATIENTS AND METHOD we carried out a retrospective study of patients undergoing appendectomy for acute appendicitis in the last twelve years in our(More)
BACKGROUND pylephlebitis is a rare complication of intraabdominal infections. Clinical presentation can be varied; therefore, it is necessary to carry out imaging tests for diagnosis. The treatment of choice is wide-spectrum antibiotic therapy and surgery for the source of infection. CLINICAL CASE we report the case of a female with acute abdomen who was(More)
BACKGROUND angiomyofibroblastoma is a soft-tissue lesion. The vulvovaginal region of middle-aged females is the most frequent localization. Angiomyofibroblastoma is a well-circumscribed subcutaneous tumor at the vulva and perineum region. It is a painful and slow-growing tumor. It is often thought to represent a Bartholin's gland cyst. Treatment of choice(More)
BACKGROUND Gliomatosis peritonei is the metastatic implantation of mature glial tissue within the peritoneal cavity of patients with ovarian teratomas. There is no clear guidance for how long these patients should be followed up. CLINICAL CASE We report the follow-up imaging findings of a 33-year-old female with abdominal distension and abdominal pain and(More)
INTRODUCTION Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is due to a single adenoma in 85%-95% of cases, and is often cured after adenoma removal. Intraoperative rapid determination of intact parathyroid hormone (PTHio) may be a tool for monitoring the effectiveness of PHPT surgery. The main objective of our study was to evaluate PTHio determination and to establish(More)
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis is a disorder where abscesses appear after the infection of the apocrine sweat glands. It is located normally in the axillae, groin, perineal region, and the scalp. CLINICAL CASE A 37 year old male was referred by his GP to the General Surgery Department with axillary hidradenitis which had evolved over the years. The physical(More)
OBJECTIVE The origin of pancreatic cancer has been identified as a population of malignant pancreatic stem cells CD133+ CXCR4+ immunophenotype. These cells have high capacity for early locoregional invasion, being responsible for early recurrence and high mortality rates of pancreatic cancer. We propose a study for decreasing tumor progression of pancreatic(More)