Leopoldo M Baccaro

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Computed tomographic virtual colonoscopy (CTVC) is a safe and minimally invasive modality when compared with fiberoptic colonoscopy for evaluating the colon and rectum. We have reviewed the risks for colonic perforation by investigating the relevant literature. The objectives of this study were to assess the risk of colonic perforation during CTVC, describe(More)
We present here the case of a 70-year-old female who developed a systemic peripheral gangrene in both of her upper extremities (all fingers) and her right foot due to a severe septic shock requiring a systemic vasopressor therapy. Interestingly, the patient's left foot remained spared from gangrenous changes possibly due to a chronic external iliac artery(More)
The aim of this study was to briefly review toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS) and Steven Johnson Syndrome (SJS), as well as describe the unique complication of ureteral perforation. A case of ureteral perforation in an 18-year old woman with TENS was documented and reviewed. In addition to studying this unusual presentation the authors have also(More)
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery have a high risk for thromboembolic events. Over the last decade, the use of prophylactic IVC filters (IVCF) has drastically increased for patients who are considered high risk. However, the role and efficacy of prophylactic IVCF placement remain controversial, and the literature is limited to a few(More)
BACKGROUND Isolated internal iliac artery aneurysms (IIIAA) are a rare form of aneurysm. The incidence increases with age, and the prevalence is higher in men. The clinical presentation can vary, and standard treatment protocols are not established. The first case of an IIIAA was described more than 100 years ago. The purpose of the study is to summarize(More)
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