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Introduction. Extramural venous invasion (EMVI) is a significant predictive factor of the prognosis for patients with colorectal carcinoma and it is directly connected with the relapse of a disease, especially with the appearance of distant metastases. Methods. The research comprises 90 patients with colorectal cancer. Representative samples of tum...

By Mirjana Ćuk, Slavica Knežević Ušaj, Ištvan Klem, Radoslav Gajanin, Danijela Batinić Škipina, Radmil Marić, Sanja Marić, Nenad Lalović, Nikolina Dukić

Introduction. The Bcl-2 gene codes an oncoprotein, inhibits a programmed cell death or apoptosis and it plays a very important role in colorectal cancerogenesis. The aim of our study is to determine Bcl-2 expression in colorectal carcinomas in relation with the stage of disease, histology of tumor type, localization and macroscopic growth pattern. ...

By Danijela Batinić Škipina, Slavica Knežević Ušaj, Dragana Zec, Mirjana Ćuk, Snežana Božanić, Nenad Lalović

Introduction. The hypothenar’s skin is nourished by perforant cutaneous branches which pass across muscle, fascia and palmar aponeurosis. The aim of this work was determination of anatomic characteristics of vascular cutaneous territory of hypotenars as the basis for raising the flaps for the purpose of reconstruction of the defects on the ha...

By Dražan Erić, Milan Milisavljević, Milomir Ninković, Siniša Kojić

Skin lesions have a strong influence on the mental health. Literature indicates the complex interrelationships between psychosocial factors and psoriasis, which substantially reduce the quality of life of these patients. These interrelationships are based on numerous interactions that exist between the immune, nervous and endocrine systems and they...

By Bogdan Zrnić, Snežana Medenica, Aleksandra Salamadić, Zoran Pantić, Siniša Ristić