Robert L. Lorenzo

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BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are a unique subset of intestinal mesenchymal tumors that behave in an aggressive fashion. They have been commonly described in adults but have been rarely observed in children. METHODS The authors review the presentation, diagnostic workup, operative records, pathologic specimens, and outcomes of 3(More)
PURPOSE To study the clinical and imaging features of splenic lymphangiomatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The clinical and abdominal imaging data of 10 children with splenic lymphangiomatosis were retrospectively reviewed. The modalities used in the study included computed tomography (CT) (10 patients), sonography (five patients), and magnetic resonance (MR)(More)
Cystic neuroblastoma is a rare form of neuroblastoma. Three cases of cystic neuroblastoma in the infant are reported with emphasis on the sonographic findings. In two cases, the tumor was demonstrated in the fetus. The pathologic features of the tumors are described. Development of cysts may be related to a prominent microcystic arrangement of tumor nests.
Three children aged 17 months to 17 years developed right-sided peripheral lung abscesses. Clinical signs were fever and cough. Laboratory cultures were negative, and the patients did not respond to appropriate antibiotic coverage. Under fluoroscopic guidance, purulent material was removed from the abscesses by needle aspiration. The patients became(More)
Development, migration and survival of infective larvae (L3) were studied in the Western Pampeana Region. Faeces of naturally nematode infected cattle were deposited as artificial pats on plots during mid-spring-summer of 1994/1995 and 1995/1996. Since the start and during 1995, the study coincided with a severe drought, rainfalls being 29% below the(More)
Prone frontal and cross-table lateral views of the abdomen are recommended as most helpful in radiographic evaluation of infants and children suspected of having obstructive of nonobstructive ileus. A series of films in multiple projections is recommended to evaluate the gas in the large bowel, particularly the rectum. When studies must be limited, prone(More)
Positive contrast peritoneography allows the preoperative demonstration of the exact diaphragmatic contour in suspected eventration or paralysis. Anatomical appearances of bilateral elevation or infracardiac involvement will indicate the need for abdominal rather than transthoracic approach for repair. The use of peritoneography should permit rapid(More)