Marcela Paglia

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A 44-year-old white male with pseudomyxoma peritonei and intractable malignant ascites is described. This patient underwent three peritoneovenous shunt procedures utilizing first the LeVeen shunt and finally the Denver shunt in a surgical attempt at palliative decompression of his malignant ascites. The peritoneovenous shunts resulted in massive tumor(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis is a heterogeneous disease of unknown etiology characterized by proliferation of Langerhans cells. It is a rare disease. Bone involvement is common but vertebral disease is rare. We present a 4 year old patient with abdominal pain and neurologic symptoms. Magnetic resonance showed vertebra plana in D9 with involvement of(More)
Tuberous sclerosis is an autosomal dominant disorder with a wide clinical spectrum of disease. It is characterized by development of benign tumors in multiple organs due to a disturbance in cellular growth and differentiation. It usually affects skin, brain, heart and kidney. Gastrointestinal involvement is rare and mainly restricted to adults and sigmoid(More)
UNLABELLED A common (5%) complication of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt systems is infection. CSF cytochemical findings have been used to choose the initial empirical antimicrobial treatment. The objective was to evaluate the results of cytochemical and microbiological analyses of CSF samples obtained from children with pyogenic ventriculitis associated to(More)