Vasile Daniel Balaban

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Hepatic hemangiomas are benign tumors of the liver consisting of clusters of blood-filled cavities, lined by endothelial cells, fed by the hepatic artery. The vast majority of HH are asymptomatic, most often being discovered incidentally during imaging investigations for various unrelated pathologies. Typical hemangiomas, the so-called capillary(More)
BACKGROUND Coeliac disease (CD), due to its protean clinical manifestation, is still very under diagnosed in adults and delays in diagnosis may take years and even decades. Simple tools to find cases in primary care may help to identify patients for further diagnostic tests. We have evaluated the usefulness of an on site rapid fingertip whole blood(More)
BACKGROUND Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (Waldmann's disease) is a rare disease characterized by dilated lymphatics in the small bowel leading to an exudative enteropathy with lymphopenia, hypoalbuminemia and hypogammaglobulinemia. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 23 year-old male who presented with chronic anemia and in whom primary(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS In videocapsule endoscopy examination (VCE), subtle variations in mucosal hue or pattern such as those seen in ulcerations can be difficult to detect, depending on the experience of the reader. Our aim was to test whether virtual chromoendoscopy (VC) techniques, designed to enhance the contrast between the lesion and the normal(More)
BACKGROUND Once considered a disease of childhood, celiac disease (CD) is now seen quite frequently in adults also, but with different and various clinical presentation. Little data is currently available about pediatric and adult CD features in Romanian patients. METHODS 38 newly-diagnosed CD patients (17 adults and 21 children) were recruited for this(More)
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