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P Smith, A Esguep
A qualitative and quantitative histological analysis of minor salivary glands was carried out in 60 alcoholics and 20 matched control patients. Minor salivary glands biopsies were obtained and samples were processed for conventional light microscopy. A quantitative morphometrical assessment was carried out by counting the number of acinar cells present in an area by means of a squared grid eye piece. Neither hipertrophic nor atrophic responses were found in the quantitative analysis. Histological changes such as acinar degeneration, hyperemia, mononuclear inflammatory and fat infiltration were found in both experimental and control samples...
November 1995: Revista Médica de Chile
L Rábago Torre, F Gea Rodríguez, F Soler Grande, R Campos Cantero, J M Fernández Gallardo, F Burgos
We present a patient with acute and severe abdominal pain, fever and mild tenderness elicited on deep palpation in the right lower quadrant. X-ray films of the chest and abdomen were normal. The ultrasonographic study, barium enema examination and colonoscopic study avoided a diagnostic laparotomy. A purified protein skin test (PPD) and the cultures on Lowestein medium were negative. The final diagnosis was ulcero-hipertrophic tuberculosis of the ascending colon, and was confirmed by the finding of positive acid fast facilli and granulomas with Langerhans cells in the colonic biopsy material...
July 1991: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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