Luis García-Sancho Martín

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Our aim is to present our experience with acute emphysematous cholecystitis (AEC), a severe variety of acute cholecystitis characterized by early gangrene and perforation of the gallbladder. METHODOLOGY We reviewed the clinical records of 20 patients with AEC, analyzing age, sex, past medical history, symptoms, laboratory tests, X-rays,(More)
Report of a case of abdominal actinomycosis, including the cecoapendicular region, that clinically presented as lower digestive bleeding, and was diagnosed by the anatomopathological study of the surgical resection specimen, since the patient was operated with the preoperative diagnosis of vascular malformation. This type of presentation is uncommon in(More)
The Monastery of Guadalupe was an important medical science teaching center from late Middle Ages until 1835, as a result of the high qualification of its professionals, its excellent facilities and perfect organization. Subsequently, we analyze the origin of the monastery and its government, the hospitals it held, its organization and functioning, and(More)
The rectal cancer is a very frequent condition and the second cause of death for malignancy, so in male as in female. Different types of rectal cancer and the surgical techniques employed for treating this condition are exposed bellow. In this paper, the reasons for planning new therapeutic strategies are analyzed, and we conclude with the exposition of the(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The purpose of this paper is to expose our experience in malignant stromal tumors of the stomach. METHODOLOGY We present 16 cases of malignant stromal tumors of the stomach, operated on in our hospital from 1977 to 1995. Age, sex, symptoms and signs, standard laboratory tests, diagnostic methods, location, size, infiltration of other(More)
We present six cases of postoperative pancreatic fistulas treated with complete diet and total parenteral nutrition. Due to the slow closure of the fistula, we added somatostatin to treatment (doses specified in the report). Flow disappeared completely in all cases, and the fistula was successfully closed in 5 of the 6 cases. There were no side effects due(More)