Sidney Ortiz

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BACKGROUND Rectus sheath haematoma is a rare cause of abdominal pain. If accurately diagnosed, surgery can be avoided in most cases. This study assessed the role of ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of rectus sheath haematoma. METHODS Thirty cases of rectus sheath haematoma diagnosed over 18 years were reviewed. Mean patient(More)
INTRODUCTION The extrathyroid spread (ETS) is one of the risk factors that influence mortality and recurrence in patients with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid (PCT). The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical and histologic features and follow-up of a series of patients with ETS undergoing surgery for PCT and to identify patients with a greater(More)
The aim of this work was to study the clinical management and surgical approach of substernal goiters. We studied the clinical data, preoperative evaluation, surgical treatment, histopathologic data, complications, and follow-up of 72 patients found to have substernal goiter over a period of 15 years, from a total of 780 patients with goiter who underwent(More)
BACKGROUND Insular carcinoma is a little-known thyroid cancer, characterized by the presence of well-defined nidi of small uniform cells with frequent areas of tumor necrosis and microfollicles with thyroglobulin. It was described by Carcangiu in 1984, but its prognosis is not yet clear. STUDY DESIGN Six of 335 patients undergoing surgery for thyroid(More)
The aim of this study was to analyze the possible relation of biochemical, cytologic, and morphologic parameters to the results of parathyroid gammagraphy with Tc 99m sestamibi in primary hyperparathyroidism. We studied 46 consecutive patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who were undergoing surgery. All the patients were given a preoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience in patients with anaplastic thyroid carcinoma and try to establish differences between cases in which the histological study showed that there was an associated thyroid carcinoma and those that were strictly anaplastic or pure. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING University hospital, Spain. SUBJECTS 14 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the factors that influence the development of recurrent papillary thyroid carcinoma, including the histological variant. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Teaching hospital, Spain. SUBJECTS 200 patients who had papillary thyroid cancers resected between 1970 and 1995. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Prognostic factors and disease-free(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the Nitrogen Nutrition Index (NNI) of an Urochloa plantaginea pasture submitted to different nitrogen (N) levels and forage mass (FM) through dilution curve model. The experimental design was a random block with six treatments in a factorial scheme. The treatments combination consisted of three nitrogen levels (0, 200 and(More)