Sheri A. Mancini

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Gastroparesis is a chronic gastric motility disorder in which the pathophysiology mimics a postvagotomy state. Pyloroplasty is beginning to emerge as a successful drainage procedure for refractory gastroparesis. Here we report our experience using pyloroplasty in the surgical management of diabetic and nondiabetic gastroparesis. A retrospective study was(More)
Primary splenic angiosarcoma is a rare and fatal neoplasm arising from vascular endothelial cells within the spleen. With an incidence of 2 cases per 10 million people worldwide, the diagnosis and treatment of this rare entity is unfamiliar and challenging. We describe the case of a previously healthy 45-year-old woman who presented with vague(More)
Gastroparesis (GP) is a symptomatic delay in gastric emptying in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Symptoms can be subjectively reported by the validated Gastroparesis Cardinal Symptom Index (GCSI). Gastroparesis is common in patients with diabetes. Although GP can improve after transplantation, many cases remain severe and refractory to medical(More)
A 60-year-old woman with a history of pre-diabetes and hyperlipidemia, presented to a local hospital with severe left flank pain and skin discoloration on the same area for 2 days. She had been taking care of her grandson who was diagnosed with streptococcal sore throat. On examination, the patient was hypotensive and tachycardic. There was a large grayish(More)
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