Sven Widgren

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Seven cases of cystadenoma of the pancreas were examined in detail histologically and histochemically and two variants were identified: a microcyst type lined by glycogen-rich cuboidal epithelium which also secretes some neutral mucins; and macrocystic type lined exclusively by mucus-secreting columnar cells which secrete predominantly sulphated acidic(More)
We examined 129 colonic biopsies from 21 patients with collagenous colitis, most of whom presented with diarrhoea. Morphometric measurements gave a mean thickness of the subepithelial collagen deposit of 19.5 mu +/- 5.1. The trapped fusiform and/or stellate cells within the deposits were identified immunohistochemically as myoid cells, being positive with(More)
After receiving between 100 and 300 mu Ci of the positron-emitting radioisotope 124I (half-life, 4.2 days), 64 patients with a variety of thyroid disorders were imaged with a high resolution positron camera. A 3-dimensional image of the distribution of radioiodine uptake within the thyroid was obtained from a single 10- to 15-min scan. This image may be(More)
Surgical diversion of bile and pancreatic secretions to the mid small bowel has been shown to provoke increased CCK plasma concentration and growth of the pancreas in rats. This study was undertaken to investigate the effects of chronic pancreaticobiliary diversion on pancreatic morphology as well as the circulating concentrations of pancreatic polypeptide,(More)
Experimental evidence has shown that fetal gut mesenchymal cells can modulate epithelial cell differentiation. It is postulated that reciprocal stromal-epithelial interactions in the digestive tract are maintained beyond embryonic life. The mature colonic mucosa contains pericryptal fibroblasts (PCF), a stromal cell type exhibiting smooth muscle(More)
Paragangliomas of the duodenum are rare. Only 40 cases, most of them corresponding to benign tumours, have been published. In this study, we report a malignant paraganglioma of the duodenum with lymph node metastasis occurring in a 73 year old woman. The essential clinical manifestations which brought the patient to surgery were abdominal pain, melaena and(More)
Fifty-three patients with histologically proven carcinoma were injected with highly purified [131I]-labeled goat antibodies or fragments of antibodies against carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Each patient was tested by external photoscanning 4, 24, 36 and 48 h after injection. In 22 patients (16 of 38 injected with intact antibodies, 5 of 13 with F(ab')2(More)
During an annual check-up in a 46 year-old man, a round mass was discovered in the left hypochondrium upon abdominal ultrasonography. Computed tomographic scan located the mass at the upper border of the body of the pancreas, suggesting an expansive process. Left pancreatectomy was performed, leading to the discovery of a dermoid cyst. This cyst was(More)
Patients with the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome carry a slight, though definite, increased risk of gastrointestinal carcinoma. The malignant potentiality of Peutz-Jeghers hamartomatous polyps, generally considered benign, is supported by this report. Two cases of metastasising gastrointestinal carcinoma associated with the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are described in a(More)