Juan Carlos Rozo

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Kawasaki disease, predominantly a disease of childhood, includes such symptoms as acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, and edema. Its most severe forms are associated with coronary artery aneurysms. We report a rare case of this disease in an asymptomatic adult and review its epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and(More)
We report a case of chronic gastric volvulus associated with left atrial compression in a 75-year-old woman who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and hypotension after elective hemiarthroplasty of the left hip. The patient's medical history included a paraesophageal hernia and gastric volvulus diagnosed in 1997 but left untreated. The present(More)
Accessory mitral valve is a rare congenital abnormality and an unusual cause of subvalvular obstruction of the left ventricular outflow tract. Accessory mitral valves are usually detected in children due to symptomatic obstruction; isolated nonobstructive accessory mitral valve is rarely seen in adults. We describe the echocardiographic diagnosis of(More)
Thymic carcinoma is a rare, highly aggressive type of tumor that typically occurs in the anterior mediastinum. We describe the case of a 73-year-old man who presented with weakness, cough, dyspnea, anorexia, and weight loss. An echocardiogram showed an intrapericardial mass that occupied the space around the lateral walls of the left ventricle and distally(More)
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