Raymond Sayegh

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Cardiac hepatopathy, hepatic injury caused by cardiac dysfunction, is a common entity but has been characterized incompletely, particularly the relationship between hemodynamics and histology. We aimed to describe the clinical, biochemical, hemodynamic, and histologic characteristics of this disorder. Eighty-three patients from 2 tertiary referral centers(More)
CONTEXT Von Hippel-Lindau disease is a genetic disorder characterized by neoplasms with multiple organ involvement, the pancreas being involved in about half of the cases. Conservative treatment is indicated because the disease is usually asymptomatic with long-term follow-up. CASE REPORT We herein present the case of a 64-year-old man with von(More)
Anomalous pancreaticobiliary junction with cystic dilatation of the biliary tract is usually associated with carcinoma arising from the cyst wall. We report an extracystic location of biliary carcinoma in the presence of anomalous pancreaticobiliary junction and cysts in a patient with obstruction of the origin of the left hepatic duct who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND The practical role of gastric biopsy in the management of gastritis is controversial. AIM To estimate the yield of endoscopic biopsies in the clinical, endoscopic and pathologic approach of gastritis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Prospective study of 250 consecutive patients who underwent an upper G.I. endoscopy between July 1996 and January 1997,(More)
L'achalasia is the best known primary motor disorder of the esophagus in which the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) has abnormally high resting pressure and incomplete relaxation with swallowing. Pneumatic dilatation (PD) remains the first choice of treatment. Our aim was to report, in a retrospective way, our experience in treating with pneumatic(More)
Gardner's syndrome ie an autosomal dominant disease characterized by the association of a polyposis coli with one or more of specific extracolonic manifestations. A lebanese family is reported. Polyposis coli, desmoid tumors, gastroduodenal polyps, procreation counselling etc. are difficult problems to manage in this syndrome.
BACKGROUND Epigastric pain is a common presenting complaint encountered in urgent care settings. Although peptic, biliary, and pancreatic pathologies are the most frequent findings, other rare diagnoses also can be found. OBJECTIVES We report an unusual case of acute epigastric pain in which abdominal ultrasound was of great support in revealing the(More)
OBJECTIVES Data on the influence of acetaminophen intake on acute viral hepatitis is scarce, but it could play a role in the worsening of this disease. The aim of this study was to determine whether the intake of acetaminophen at therapeutic doses affects the severity of acute viral hepatitis. METHODS This was a prospective study concerning 37 consecutive(More)