Lara J Nassar

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Anatomical variations of the digestive system arteries are important due to their clinical significance. However, anomalies in the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) are the least common compared with the celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery. This report describes the case of a 67-year-old man with an extremely rare variant in which the IMA arises from(More)
OBJECTIVES Hyperechogenicity has been strongly associated with benign breast lesions. Although it is correct in most cases, hyperechogenicity must not always be considered synonymous with benignancy, as hyperechoic breast cancers do occur. The purpose of this study was to review clinical and imaging characteristics of hyperechoic breast lesions, looking for(More)
Fibroblastic and myofibroblastic tumors of the head and neck are a heterogeneous group of disorders characterized by the proliferation of fibroblasts, myofibroblasts, or both. These tumors may be further subclassified on the basis of their behavior as benign, intermediate with malignant potential, or malignant. There are different types of fibroblastic and(More)
Based on studies of approximately 30,000 patients, de Dombal [2] noted that in one third of these cases, cause was never established hence so-called unspecified abdominal pain. In those patients in whom a diagnosis became evident, 28% had appendicitis, 9.7% acute cholocystitis, 4.1% small bowel obstruction, 4% acute gynecologic disease, 2.9% acute(More)
PURPOSE Multidisciplinary tumor boards (MTBs) have become commonplace. The use, attendance, and function of MTBs need continued assessment and improvement. METHODS We prospectively recorded and assessed all cases presented at MTBs between October 2013 and December 2014. Data were collected before and during each MTB. Data were analyzed using SPSS for(More)
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