Accession Number : AD0639753

Title :   PATHOLOGY AT HIGH ALTITUDE.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1, May 65-Apr 66,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL MAYOR DE SAN MARCOS DE LIMA (PERU) INSTITUTO DE PATOLOGIA

Personal Author(s) : Cuba-Caparo,Alberto ; Takano,Juan ; Vega,Leoncio ; Puron,Ramon

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The study of 41 autopsies and 276 surgical and biopsy specimens from high altitude, 12,000 feet above sea level, are presented. The autopsy results are given in three tables, showing the distribution by age, race and sex of the patients; the fundamental diagnosis in four groups (prematures, new born, children and adults); and the anatomo pathological diagnosis. The pathological diagnosis of two hundred seventy six surgical and biopsy specimens are shown. They are classified as: (a) Tumors, (b) Inflammation, (c) Parasitic diseases and (d) Miscellaneous. These specimens, collected in eight and a half months of work in Chulec Hospital and Hospital Obrero de la Oroya, are insufficient to draw conclusions about the incidence of the different observed diseases.

Descriptors :   (*HIGH ALTITUDE, *PATHOLOGY), DISEASES, HUMANS, BIOPSY, HISTOLOGY, SURGERY, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), HOSPITALS, STATISTICAL DATA, PERU

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE