Mario Zovak

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Primary mesenteric liposarcomas are very rare, especially when they are of mixed histologic pattern. Patient prognosis is based upon the most aggressive histologic type of liposarcoma. A case is reported of a 77-year-old man with a history of slowly increasing abdominal volume over 3 years. The diagnosis of giant intra-abdominal mass suspect of liposarcoma(More)
SUMMARY ∑ Polypoid lesions of the gallbladder can be divided into benign and malignant lesions. Benign polypoid lesions of the gallbladder are divided into tumors and pseudotumors. Pseudotumors make up the majority of polypoid lesions of the gallbladder. They can occur in the form of polyps, hyperplasia or other miscellaneous lesions. Adenomas are the most(More)
BACKGROUND Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) is an autosomal dominantly inherited syndrome characterized by the development of numerous polyps in the colon and rectum. If left untreated, the affected patients inevitably develop colon cancer by the age of 40 years. A resection of the colon (colectomy) or of the colon and rectum (proctocolectomy) is needed(More)
Arterio-enteric fistula is a rare, but potentially deadly cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. The disease occurs in two forms: primary as a result of atherosclerotic aortic aneurysm, aortitis, trauma, radiation, tumor invasion or penetrating ulcer, and secondary as a consequence of surgical aortal reconstruction. The clinical manifestation is mostly(More)
The last two decades have seen a paradigm shift in the treatment of vascular related diseases from once traditional open surgical repairs to the entire vascular tree being amenable to percutaneous interventions. Neither the classic operating room nor the conventional angiography suite is optimal for both open surgery and endovascular procedures. Important(More)
SUMMARY – Retroperitoneal cystic tumors are rare and among them retroperitoneal bronchogenic cysts are extremely infrequent. Bronchogenic cyst is a development abnormality of the primitive foregut, which typically occurs in the chest. We describe a rare case of isolated peripancreatic bronchogenic cyst in a 53-year-old-man that presented with intermittent(More)
  • Marko Doko, Elizabet Glavan, Mario Zovak, Mario Kopljar, Hrvoje Hochstädter, Neven Ljubièiae
  • 2004
SUMMARY – The discovery that particular substances can cause photosensitivity is attributed to Oscar Raab, however, the modern era of photodynamic therapy was established by Dr. T.J. Dougherty from Buffalo Memorial Institute. He was the first to report that a systemically injected porphyrin (hematoporphyrin), when activated by red light, caused complete(More)
SUMMARY ∑ Hypoglycemia may occur as a component of type 1 multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome. Insulinomas are rare tumors that often present a diagnostic dilemma for the clinician. The presence of inappropriately high plasma insulin and C-peptide concentrations at the time of symptomatic fasting hypoglycemia confirms the diagnosis of insulinoma. A. B., a(More)
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