José Luis Martínez-Ordaz

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OBJECTIVE To compare two techniques of open abdomen management in patients with abdominal sepsis. INTRODUCTION Some patients with abdominal sepsis will require open abdomen management to avoid abdomen compartment syndrome. We compare use of the Bogota bag with a technique developed at our Institution with a subcutaneous polyethylene bag. METHODS Thirty(More)
BACKGROUND Biliary ileus is present in 0.06% of patients with gallstones as an outcome of a cholecystoenteric fistula, most frequently presenting as an intestinal obstruction. It is a clinic entity occasionally diagnosed, which translates into a significant margin of complications and mortality ranging from 12 to 27%. Our objective is to report the(More)
INTRODUCTION Appendix tumors are unusual, accounting for 0.4% of all gastrointestinal- tract malignancies. Although rare, the spectrum of malignant disease is complex and has led to confusion with regard to accurate description of the natural history of these tumors. Consequently, many errors in diagnosis and treatment have occurred. OBJECTIVE Our aim was(More)
Enterocutaneous fistulas of the digestive tract is a major catastrophe of surgical practice. In most cases, they represent serious complications of abdominal surgery. A total of 90% of cases develop of a surgical complication or injury. Despite progress in the management of fistulas, they were traditionally associated with high morbidity and mortality(More)
BACKGROUND Splenic pseudoaneurysm is an uncommon disease. It occurs as a consequence of injury to the vascular wall, mostly inflammatory. The main symptom is gastrointestinal bleeding. The objective of this paper is to present the case of two patients with splenic pseudoaneurysm. CASE REPORTS The first case we present is a 26-year-old male with a history(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the development of diagnostic techniques, the incidence of thyroid nodule reporting is increasing. Most of these cases may be managed conservatively, but it is important to identify those with a high suspicion of malignancy. The aim of this study was to identify factors that relate to malignancy in patients with thyroid nodule. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Lumbar hernia is a rare abdominal wall defect that usually presents spontaneously after trauma or lumbar surgery or, less frequently, during infancy (congenital). Few reports have been published in the literature describing congenital lumbar hernia. CASE REPORT We present the case of a patient with congenital lumbar hernia and a review(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatic pseudoaneurysm is rare and potentially fatal. It occurs as a consequence of injury to the vascular wall, erosion diathermy through clips, biliary leakage and secondary infection. The main symptom is intra-abdominal bleeding. OBJECTIVE To communicate the case of two patients with hepatic pseudoaneurysm. CLINICAL CASES Case 1: We(More)
INTRODUCTION We report here a case of a patient with pseudotumor cerebri (PTC) associated with morbid obesity. PTC, also called benign intracranial hypertension, is a known complication of morbid obesity with resolution by reduction of obesity. CLINICAL CASE A 42-year-old female with morbid obesity and secondary PTC underwent a modified jejunocolonostomy.(More)