Omar Jimenez

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BACKGROUND CONTEXT Symptomatic epidural hematomas after spinal surgery are uncommon and are usually diagnosed within 24 hours after surgery. PURPOSE We report a series of delayed epidural hematomas in a subset of patients who awoke from surgery neurologically unchanged and then deteriorated more than 3 days after their index procedure. The goals of this(More)
OBJECTIVE AND IMPORTANCE Holocord intradural lipoma extending from the cervical to the lumbar spine is an exceedingly rare condition. An extensive review of the literature revealed that only eight other cases have been reported, and none occurred during the contemporary magnetic resonance imaging era. CLINICAL PRESENTATION A case of holocord intradural(More)
Some reports on the simultaneous presence of chronic idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) and pernicious anaemia (PA) may be found in the literature. However, little is known about the coexistence of these autoimmune disorders. For this reason, we studied the prevalence of PA in a series of patients with a diagnosis of chronic ITP by means of the(More)
This is a retrospective study en 189 cases of colorectal polyps, from 1985-1989 including medical record review, pathologic diagnosis and surgical management. The main symptom was rectal bleeding. The follow up period and it's relation to colorectal cancer was evaluated, considering this entity as a premalignant lesion. 189 histopathology slides were(More)
BACKGROUND Although computed tomography (CT) has become the preferred diagnostic modality, immediate surgical intervention is often required for severely injured patients with minimum preoperative radiographic evaluation. The utility of postoperative CT (postop-CT) for the identification of undiagnosed injuries and its impact on patient management remain(More)
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