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BACKGROUND Gallbladder cancer is the leading cause of death of cancer among women in Chile. Detection of early forms of the disease during the pathological study of the cholecystectomy specimen is common. The management of these cases, specially those with invasion of the muscular layer is under discussion. AIM To analyze the clinical features of patients(More)
OBJECTIVE to analyze the characteristics of patients with talus fractures and the injuries that they present. METHODS retrospective analysis on patients hospitalized in the Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Hospital das Clínicas, School of Medicine of the University of São Paulo, between 2006 and 2011, with talus fractures. Patient profile(More)
DESCRIPTION A 46-year-old man presented with a 3-year history of progressive enlargement of the right calf. The patient denied local pain, weakness or paraesthesia of lower limbs. Physical examination confirmed calf enlargement with no neurological deficits (figure 1). Laboratory tests revealed mild elevation of creatine kinase (554 U/L). MRI showed an(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the functional results of ankle fractures treated with metallic and absorbable plates. Twenty patients were randomized into two groups (metallic and absorbable implant groups) and followed prospectively. In the immediate postoperative period, patients were immobilized with plaster casts for one week, which was replaced by a removable(More)
OBJECTIVE To make an analysis of the care of elderly in an Emergency Department of Orthopedics with the primary objective to know the percentage of elderly treated, their conditions of origin and level of accidental conditions, and examine possible comorbidities, evolution and mortality rate. METHODS Retrospective observational epidemiological study based(More)
OBJECTIVE Intramedullary nails are the gold standard for treating tibial shaft fractures. Knee pain is a frequent complication after the procedure. Alternative routes such as the suprapatellar approach for nail insertion are seen as an option for avoiding late postoperative knee pain. The question is whether this approach might give rise to any injury to(More)
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