Duodenal injury following blunt abdominal trauma is uncommon. The severity of injury can vary from an intramural haematoma to a duodenal rupture with associated transection of the pancreatic duct. A case of duodenal rupture with avulsion of the ampulla of Vater is presented and discussed.
The topography of parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons within the ventrolateral medulla of rats was investigated. Parvalbumin is a member of the 'EF-hand' family of Ca-binding proteins and is present in certain cell types within the central nervous system (fast-firing neurons with high metabolic rates). Parvalbumin-immunoreactive neurons were located in… (More)