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The oat-cell carcinoma is more frequently found in the lungs, but has been described in other organs. It is a rare but aggressive tumor and its prognosis is dismal. The longest survival time reported is 22 months. In our patient was 15 months. We treated at the National Cancer Institute of Panama a 52-year-old patient with oat-cell carcinoma of the… (More)
The aetiologic fractions due to smoking and chewing tobacco have been quantified for the first time, for cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, larynx and oesophagus. The overall aetiologic fractions due to smoking and/or chewing tobacco have been found to be 70% for cancer of the oral cavity, 84% for the oropharynx, and about 75% for the… (More)
Background: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) constitute a large majority of mesenchymal tumors of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, which express the c-kit proto-oncogene protein, a cell membrane receptor with tyrosine kinase activity. GI stromal tumors of the stomach are usually associated with bleeding, abdominal pain or a palpable mass.
CONTEXT Agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is a rare developmental anomaly. This anomaly may be complicated by recurrent acute and chronic pancreatitis. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 28-year-old female with agenesis of the dorsal pancreas and chronic calcific pancreatitis. The diagnosis of agenesis of the dorsal pancreas is discussed and the genetic… (More)
A 63-year-old male was admitted with complaints of upper gastrointestinal symptoms with fatigue and myalgia. Investigations revealed severe hyponatremia with elevated creatine phosphokinase levels. Following further workup, it was diagnosed as a case of hyponatremia induced rhabdomyolysis. Because of prompt correction of hyponatremia, his renal function was… (More)
The prebiotic-Mannanoligosaccharide (MOS) was extracted from yeast and copra meal and evaluated for their prebiotic potentiality on serum lipid profile and abdominal fat pad. The treatment groups were fed with basal diet (T). The basal diet was supplemented with extracted MOS from yeast [@ 0.5 g/kg 1 (T); 1 g/kg (T)] and from copra meal [@ 1 g/kg (T); 1.5… (More)
A 26-year-old lady was referred for evaluation of dyspha-gia. The patient had consumed 50 ml of organophosphorus (OP) components of liquid pesticide 4 months ago and was on ventilatory support with a tracheostomy tube because of OP-poisoning-induced respiratory failure. Treatment included injection of atropine, pralidoxime and other supportive care, and the… (More)