María Dolores Balsalobre

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Hernia is especially prevalent in developing countries where the population is obliged to undertake strenuous work in order to survive, and International Cooperation Programmes are helping to solve this problem. However, the quality of surgical interventions is unknown. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the quality of hernia repair(More)
BACKGROUND Intrathoracic goiter (IG) is a pathologic and clinical entity defined by criteria that varies from one series to the next. The objective of this study was to determine the most useful definition of IG for predicting intra-operative and postoperative complications. METHODS The study included 201 patients treated for multinodular goiter who met(More)
BACKGROUND Multinodular goitre (MNG) is quite often associated with thyroid carcinoma, but the risk factors for malignancy are not well known. The aim is to analyse patients with thyroid carcinoma associated with MNG to determine the clinical risk factors for malignancy. METHOD From a series of 672 MNGs we analysed a subgroup of 59 patients presenting(More)
Pheochromocytoma occurs in nearly 50% of MEN 2A (multiple endocrine neoplasia, type 2A) cases. Many issues related to this tumor are still the subject of debate: the diagnostic management in patients who have had positive genetic study results (RET mutation), variations related to mutation, the best surgical option, and the real relapse rate during(More)
Respiratory tract obstruction is underestimated in asymptomatic intrathoracic goiter. Our aim was to evaluate the involvement of the upper airway of asymptomatic patients with intrathoracic multinodular goiter, assessing the effect on respiratory function by means of spirometry. We selected 21 patients with asymptomatic intrathoracic goiter on whom a(More)
We analyzed the clinical and histological features of patients operated on for toxic multinodular goiter (TMG) to determine the clinical profile and evaluate the surgical results. We reviewed 672 patients who underwent surgery for multinodular goiter (MG), 112 (17%) of whom had hyperthyroidism, and analyzed the epidemiological, clinical, and surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic study of the RET proto-oncogene has modified the management, treatment, and prognosis of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC), multiple endocrine neoplasia 2A (MEN 2A), for patients with less advanced tumor stages. Classically, the diagnosis was based on an increase in basal and poststimulus peak calcitonin (bCT and pCT). Prophylactic(More)
(1) To determine the clinical profile of intrathoracic multinodular goiter (IMG); (2) to evaluate the results of surgery, and (3) to analyze the incidence of malignancy and its evolution. Two hundred and forty-seven operated cases of IMG were reviewed. These cases of IMG had all been diagnosed according to Eschapse’s definition (>3cm below the sternal(More)
Post-surgical hypocalcemia is usually a transitory complication in thyroid and parathyroid surgery that can be resolved quickly, although it becomes a delicate matter when the problem persists. Parathyroid transplantation is the choice of treatment; however, the associated immunosuppression can cause side effects. The following case study shows the(More)
In medullary thyroid carcinoma, there is currently no consensus about the prognostic value of histological and immunohistochemical parameters. This study was designed to analyze the value of various histological and immunohistochemical characteristics for predicting the recurrence of medullary carcinoma. A total of 55 cases of medullary thyroid carcinoma(More)