Marjan Micev

Klinicki Centar Kragujevac, Krabujevac, Central Serbia, Serbia

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    ABSTRACT: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are rare and account for 0.1%-3% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms. GISTs are most commonly located in the stomach (60%) and 20%-25% are malignant, with metastases involving the peritoneum or the liver. Cystic liver metastases are extremely rare. Only two previous cases of patients with cystic liver metastases, prior to treatment with imatinib mesylate, have been described so far. We reported a 52-year-old woman presented with a history of abdominal fullness and discomfort. Clinical examination revealed two palpable masses, first in the right upper abdomen and second left to the umbilicus. Examinations revealed 4 cystic metastases in the liver, 3 in the right lobe (including a huge one measuring 20.5 x 16 cm), and 1 in the left lobe, together with a primary tumor on the greater curvature of the stomach. Gastric tumor was removed with a Billroth II gastrectomy. Partial excision of the largest liver metastasis was performed for histopathology. Immunohistochemistry confirmed the diagnosis of a GIST in both tissue samples. After an uneventful recovery the patient was commenced on imatinib mesylate therapy. The patient remainsed symptom-free at 24 months follow-up. This was the third reported case of gastric GIST with giant cystic liver metastases present prior to treatment with imatinib mesylate. Although extremely rare, GISTs may present with cystic liver metastases prior to treatment with imatinib mesylate, and should be considered in the differential diagnoses of patients with liver cysts of uncertain aetiology.
    Vojnosanitetski pregled. Military-medical and pharmaceutical review 02/2013; 70(2):225-8. · 0.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose: To evaluate the expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), p53, p21 and thymidylate synthase (TS) in a pretherapy biopsy specimen of locally advanced squamous cell esophageal cancer and correlate these markers with response to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Methods: Sixty-two patients with histopathologically proven locally advanced (T3 or greater) squamous cell esophageal cancer were enrolled. The expression of EGRF, p53, p21 and TS markers was assessed with immunohistochemistry. Semiquantitative assessment of expression of these markers was performed based on the percent of the stained cells. Radiotherapy (45-50.4 Gy) was delivered concomitantly with 5-fluorouracil (5-FU)/leucovorin (LV)/cisplatin (CIS) chemotherapy. Five to 6 weeks after chemoradiation, response to treatment was assessed. Medically fit and operable patients were operated. The resected material underwent histopathological evaluation of tumor expansion, histological classification after initial multimodality treatment (yp TNM), residual status and tumor regression grade (TRG). Results: Out of 62 patients enrolled, 41 (66%) were evaluated for molecular markers. Clinical response rate was 43.9%. Out of 41 patients, 12 (29%) underwent surgery. TRG 1 was noted in 58% of the patients. In a pretherapy tumor specimen, positive expression was noted in 80, 90, 80 and 71% for EGFR, p53, p21 and TS, respectively. We noted no statistically significant difference neither between tumor marker expression and clinical response to chemoradiation, nor between tumor marker expression and TRG. Conclusion: We registered no difference in response to treatment between EGFR, TS, p21 and p53 positive and negative staining.
    Journal of B.U.ON.: official journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology 10/2012; 17(4):706-711. · 0.76 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: A 65-year-old man was evaluated because of vomiting and epigastric pain. The patient underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound examination and was found to have multiple polypoid lesions in the D1 and D2 portions of the duodenum, causing almost complete obstruction of the duodenal lumen. The lesions were hyperintense on T1-weighted and intermediately intense on T2-weighted images, with a drop in signal on T1- and T2-weighted fat-suppressed images, consistent with a diagnosis of duodenal lipomas. Pathohistological examination confirmed the diagnosis of duodenal lipomas.
    Japanese journal of radiology 07/2012; 30(8):676-9. · 0.73 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Whipple's disease is a chronic, multisystem, infectious disease caused by Tropheryma whipplei. It most commonly affects Caucasian males, middle-aged. Morbus Whipple is primarily gastrointestinal disease, manifested as malabsorption syndrome, and diagnosed by endoscopy and intestinal biopsy. Extraintestinal manifestations are not rare. A 48-year-old male was admitted due to diarrhea, weight loss and weakness in the extremities. Physical examination findings pointed out diffuse hyperpigmentation, pleural effusion and leg edema. Anemia, inflammatory syndrome and malabsorption signs were discovered through laboratory tests. The diagnosis was confirmed by intestinal biopsy. The patient was treated with antibiotic and symptomatic therapy. After 9 months, the patient had no symptoms, and clinical and laboratory findings were regular. Whipple's disease is a rare disease. A high degree of clinical suspicion for the disease (malabsorption, arthritis, fever, neurological symptoms) is the most important for diagnosis. Timely diagnosis and appropriate therapy prevent the disease progression and fatal outcome.
    Vojnosanitetski pregled. Military-medical and pharmaceutical review 06/2012; 69(6):522-5. · 0.21 Impact Factor
  • Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 03/2012; 27(3):619. · 3.33 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Gastrointestinal stromal tumours are most frequent mesenchimal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract that originate from Cajal's interstitial cells that are most frequently CD-117 positive. Stromal tumours of the stomach are the most frequent mesenchimal tumours of the gastrointestinal tract. Such tumours are usually sessile, but rarely pendular when they can be easily removed with a limited local excision of the stomach wall around the pedicle. Major stomach resections are rarely necessary. In a 54-year-old woman with abdominal pain and fever of unknown aetiology, a large spherical mobile and almost painless mass was found within the upper right abdomen. US and CT showed a mainly cystic, partly solid tumour, of 15.5x12.5 cm in diameters. Laboratory data including tumour markers were within normal limits. At operation a mobile and free tumour of the stomach attached to the anterior wall with a 2.5 cm pedicle was found and easily excised. Abdominal mucosa was normal. There was no liver metastasis or peritoneal dissemination. Hystology and imunohistochemistry showed a rare sclerosing sincitial subtype of stromal tumour with imunophenotype heterogenicity with a dominant PDGFRA and rare CD-117 immunoexpression. The postoperative recovery was uneventful. The patient was symptom-free with no sign of recurrence after a year and a half. A rare subtype of histological highly malignant stromal tumour of the stomach, macroscopically of pendular type, that was easily excised, was presented which so far showed a favourable evolution with no signs of recurrence.
    Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 01/2012; 140(3-4):216-20. · 0.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Endometriosis is a benign condition affecting females of reproductive age. Although intestinal endometriosis is common, it is rarely manifested as an acute bowel obstruction secondary to ileal endometriosis. Enteric endometriosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis when assessing females of reproductive age with acute small bowel obstruction. A 41-year-old woman presented with symptoms and signs of an acute small bowel obstruction requiring emergency surgery. A small bowel resection was performed with end-to-end anastomosis. Histological examination demonstrated endometriosis with fibrosis and stricture of the ileal segment. This case is important to report as it highlights the diagnostic difficulty this particular condition pre sents to an emergency surgeon. In the differential diagnosis, endometriosis should be taken into consideration when assessing females of reproductive age who present with abdominal pain and small bowel obstruction.
    Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 01/2012; 140(3-4):225-8. · 0.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Gastrointestinal metastases from invasive lobular breast cancer are uncommon with the stomach and small intestines being the most common metastatic sites. Peritoneal and rectal metastases are very rare and only rarely occur as the first manifestation of disease. We herein report the case of a 47-year-old woman who presented with abdominal carcinomatosis as a first sign of invasive lobular breast carcinoma (ILC). Identifying the most important immunohistochemical markers for ILC: gross cystic disease fluid protein 15, estrogen and progesterone receptors enabled a correct diagnosis. After a six year disease-free period, relapse occurred with severe obstruction due to rectal metastasis from lobular breast carcinoma. Since there was no widespread metastatic disease, surgery with concomitant hormonal therapy was performed.
    Journal of breast cancer. 09/2011; 14(3):247-50.
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    ABSTRACT: Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia is a disease which leads to protein losing enteropathy. Tortuous, dilated lymphatic vessels in the intestinal wall and mesenterium are typical features of the disease. Clinical manifestations include malabsorption, diarrhea, steatorrhea, edema and effusions. Specific diet and medication are required for disease control. A 19-year old male patient was hospitalized due to diarrhea, abdominal swelling, weariness and fatigue. Physical examination revealed growth impairment, ascites, and lymphedema of the right hand and forearm. Laboratory assessment indicated iron deficiency anaemia, lymphopenia, malabsorption, inflammatory syndrome, and urinary infection. Enteroscopy and video capsule endoscopy demonstrated dilated lymphatic vessels in the small intestine. The diagnosis was confirmed by intestinal biopsy. The patient was put on high-protein diet containing medium-chain fatty acids, somatotropin and supportive therapy. Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare disease, usually diagnosed in childhood. Early recognition of the disease and adequate treatment can prevent development of various complications.
    Vojnosanitetski pregled. Military-medical and pharmaceutical review 03/2011; 68(3):270-3. · 0.21 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: For the difference from poorly differentiated, well differentiated endocrine carcinomas of the pancreas are the tumours in whom with aggressive surgery and chemotherapy fair results can be achieved. The aim of the study was to point out the importance of such treatment. Over a 6-year period eight patients (seven female and one male) of average age 51 years (ranging from 23 to 71 years) were operated on for well differentiated endocrine carcinoma: six of the head and two of the tail of the pancreas. There were two functional and six nonfunctional tumours. Pain in the upper part of the abdomen in seven, mild loss in weight in two, strong heartburn in two, obstructive jaundice in three, diarrhoea in one, sudden massive bleeding from gastric varicosities due to prehepatic portal hypertension caused by pancreatic head tumour in one, and bruise in one patient were registered preoperatively. US and CT in all, angiography in one, octreoscan in two and PET scan in one patient were performed. Whipple's procedure was performed in six and distal pancreatectomy in two patients, as well as systemic lymphadenectomy in all and excision of liver secondary tumours in two patients. In the patient with massive gastric bleeding a total gastrectomy was performed first, followed by Whipple's procedure a month later. R0 resection was achieved in all patients. Lymph nodes metastases were found in six patients. Six patients were given chemotherapy. One patient died 3 years after surgery, seven are still alive, on average 2.5 years. A local recurrence after distal pancreatectomy that occurred 5 years after surgery was successfully reresected and the patient is on peptide-receptor radiotherapy. In other six patients there were no local recurence or distant metastases. With aggressive surgery and chemotherapy fair results can be achieved in well differentiated endocrine carcinomas of the pancreas.
    Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 01/2011; 139(9-10):625-30. · 0.23 Impact Factor
  • Radiotherapy and Oncology - RADIOTHER ONCOL. 01/2011; 99.
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    ABSTRACT: Cystic lesions of the pancreas are frequent. Most frequently their aetiology can be easily established. It is very rare that the nature and aetiology of these lesions cannot be reliably established. A 40-year-old male without trauma, alcohol abuse, acute or chronic pancreatitis in illness history was successfully operated on for a haemorrhagic (pseudo)cyst of the back wall of the pancreas tail containing 4.5 litres of haemorrhagic content. The cyst did not contain either epithelium or tumour stroma, and the pancreas did not show any changes of acute or chronic pancreatitis. Hystology did not show signs of angiectatic pseudocyst. In spite of all efforts, the authors could not establish the real nature of the (pseudo)cyst of the pancreas or find a similar case described in the literature. Nevertheless, the authors believe that it was probably an angiectatic cyst.
    Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo 01/2011; 139(5-6):390-3. · 0.23 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of preoperative radiotherapy with capecitabine and mitomycin C in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. A prospective, open-label, non-randomized, phase II study was performed on 49 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. Preoperative radiotherapy was conducted on linear accelerators (15 or 18 MV) with a tumor dose of 45 Gy in 25 fractions over 5 weeks, combined with mitomycin C 7 mg/m(2) on days 1 and 29 and oral capecitabine 825 mg/m(2) twice daily on days 1-35. Surgery was performed 5-6 weeks after the end of chemoradiation. The primary study endpoint was histopathological complete regression rate (pCR; Dworak grade 4). Disease stage at diagnosis was T3 in 34 patients (69%) and T4 in 15 patients (31%). Positive lymph nodes were diagnosed in 28 patients (57%). Toxicity (all grades) was documented in 35 patients (71%). Grade 3 toxicities were radiation dermatitis (25%), diarrhea (2%), neutropenia (2%), and granulocytopenia (2%). No patient experienced grade 4 toxicity. A pCR was seen in 8 (16%, 95% CI 9-29%) patients, a major response was noted in 24 (49%) patients and a minor response in 14 (29%) patients. R0 resection was performed in 46 patients (93.9%) and R1 in 3 patients (6.1%). Histopathological tumor downstaging was documented in 26 patients (53%). One-year disease-free survival was 93.3% and 1-year survival was 97.7%. Preoperative chemoradiation with capecitabine and mitomycin C appeared to be effective with low toxicity in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer.
    Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology 12/2010; 68(3):787-93. · 2.80 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction Choledochoduodenal fistulas are very rare and in most cases are caused by a long-lasting and poorly treated chronic duodenal ulcer. They may be asymptomatic or followed by symptoms of ulcer disease, by attacks of cholangitis or bleeding or vomiting in cases of ductoduodenal stenosis. The diagnosis is simple and safe, however treatment is still controversial. If surgery is the choice of treatment, local findings should be taken into consideration. As a rule, intervention involving closure of fistula is not recommended. Case Outline The authors present a 60-year-old woman with a long history of ulcer disease who developed attacks of cholangitis over the last three years. Ultrasonography and CT showed masive pneumobilia due to a choledochoduodenal fistula. . As there was no duodenal stenosis or bleeding, at operation the common bile duct was transected and end-to-side choledochojejunostomy was performed using a Roux-en Y jejunal limb. From the common bile duct, multiple foreign bodies of herbal origin causing biliary obstruction and cholangitis were removed. After uneventful recovery the patient stayed symptom free for four years now. Conclusion The performed operation was a simple and good surgical solution which resulted in complication-free and rapid recovery with a long-term good outcome. .
    Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo. 01/2010;
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Colorectal carcinoma, one of the most frequent carcinomas, produces liver metastasis very frequently. Surprisingly, those secondaries rarely cause obstructive jaundice. If it appears, it is usually caused by compression or infiltration of the major bile ducts close to the hepatic hilus, less frequently with bile duct obstruction by gelatinous mucus produced by the tumour, much rarer by the tumour growth within the, otherwise intact, common bile duct and very rarely by metastasis into the biliary tree. Case Outline. We present a 67-year-old man who had been submitted to left colectomy for sygmoid colon carcinoma four years earlier, now, admitted with an obstructive jaundice, along with a number of liver and lung secondaries. Obstructive jaundice was caused by the vegetative tumour of the proximal part of the common hepatic duct which was resected and anastomosed with a Roux-en-Y jejunal limb. The postoperative recovery was uneventful. The patient died 7 months later without jaundice due to liver and lung secondaries. Histological findings showed cholangiocellular carcinoma of the common hepatic duct, while the histological findings of the liver tumour specimen confirmed metastatic colonic carcinoma. Conclusion. In case of obstructive jaundice in patients with metastatic colonic carcinoma within liver, other aethiological factors of biliary obstruction can not be excluded and have to be taken into differential diagnosis.
    Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo. 01/2010;
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction. Glucagonomas are rare, frequently malignant tumours, arising from the Langerhans' islets of the pancreas. They usually secrete large amounts of glucagon that can cause a characteristic 'glucagonoma syndrome', which includes necrolytic migratory erythema, glucose intolerance or diabetes, weight loss and sometimes, normochromic normocytic anaemia, stomatitis or cheilitis, diarrhoea or other digestive symptoms, thoromboembolism, hepatosplenomegaly, depression or other psychiatric and paraneoplastic symptoms. In certain cases, some or all glucagonoma symptoms may appear late, or even may be completely absent. Case Outline. The authors present a 43-year-old woman in whom an investigation for abdominal pain revealed a tumour of the body of the pancreas. During operation, the tumour of the body of the pancreas extending to the mesentery measuring 85×55×55 mm was excised. Histology and immunohistochemistry showed malignant glucagonoma, with co-expression of somatostatin in about 5% and pancreatic polypeptide in a few tumour cells. The recovery was uneventful. The patient stayed symptom-free with no signs of local recurrence or distant diseases 15 years after surgery. Conclusion. Glucagonoma syndrome may be absent in glucagonoma tumour patients so that in unclear pancreatic tumours the clinician should frequently request the serum hormone level (including glucagon) measurement by radioimmunoassay and the pathologist should perform immunohistochemistry investigation. Those two would probably result in discovery of more glucagonomas and other neuroendocrine tumours without characteristic clinical syndromes.
    Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo. 01/2010;
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    M Micev, M Cosić-Micev
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    ABSTRACT: Carcinoma of the oesophagus including carcinoma of gastro-oesophageal junction are rapidly increasing in incidence. During recent years there have been changes in the knowledge surrounding biology of the disease progression. Identification of dysplasia in mucosal biopsies is the most reliable pathologic indicator of an increased risk of development of squamous cell carcinoma and passes through the sequence of chronic esophagitis, low-grade and high-grade dysplasia and invasive carcinoma. Although Barrett's esophagus is a precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma and have a well described sequence of carcinogenesis: the Barrett's metaplasia-dysplasia-adenocarcinoma sequence, not all patients with this disorder require intensive surveillance. The natural history of dysplasia is poorly understood, particularly in low-risk regions, and prospective follow-up studies are needed. Adjunctive methods to improve reproducibility, such as immunostaining for alpha-methylacyl-coenzyme A racemase (AMACR), show promise, but require confirmation in larger studies. In addition, several controversial methods such as detection of p16, p53, and DNA content abnormalities may help identify patients at particularly high risk for progression to cancer, but these techniques are not yet widely available for routine clinical application. More studies are needed to define other early nonmorphologic biomarkers for risk of squamous cell carcinoma. Recent evidence regarding the importance of several histopathologically derived prognostic factors, such as circumferential resection margin status and lymph node metastases are evaluated, including lymph node micrometastases and the sentinel node concept. With the rising use of multimodal treatments for oesophageal cancer it is important that the response of the tumour to this therapy can be carefully documented by histopathology.
    Acta chirurgica iugoslavica 01/2010; 57(2):15-26.
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    ABSTRACT: Our aim was to assess clinical utility of 99mTc-EDDA/HYNIC-TOC scintigraphy for evaluation of lung lesions in patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of the thorax and whole body scintigraphy were performed in 34 patients using 99mTc-EDDA/HYNIC-TOC. Visual assessment was complemented by semiquantitative evaluation based on tumor to non-tumor (T/NT) ratio. Clinical, laboratory, and histological findings served as the standard for comparison. Enhanced tracer uptake was observed on both SPECT and whole body scintigraphy in 29 of 34 patients (88% sensitivity). T/NT ratios were significantly higher on SPECT than whole body images (2.96+/-1.07 vs.1.70+/-0.43, p Keywords: 99mTc-EDDA/Hynic-TOC, lung involvement of NETs, T/NT ratio.
    Neoplasma 01/2010; 57(1):68-73. · 1.57 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: There are currently divided opinions about the usefulness of sentinel lymph node mapping in colorectal carcinoma. This technique can potentially be useful in determining the volume of resection, reducing the number of analyzed lymph nodes limited to sentinel lymph nodes, and re-staging when metastases are detected in the sentinel lymph node. The aim of this study was to examine the feasibility of postoperative sentinel lymphatic node detection (hereinafter referred to as ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping) in patients with colorectal carcinoma. The clinical study included a total of 58 patients. Thirteen patients were intraoperatively excluded. Ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping by methylene blue was used in this study to detect the lymphatic micrometastases. Lymph node preparations were also stained with hematoxylin eosin, followed by immunohistochemical staining of serial sections. Ex vivo sentinel lymph node technique was performed in 45 patients, successfully in 41/45 (91.1%). 22.9 lymph nodes (range: 11 to 43) and 1.7 sentinel lymph node (range: 0 to 4) were resected and stained. Sentinel lymph node staining was negative in 15/45 patients (33, 3% false negative results). Limited histopathology analysis by ex vivo sentinel lymph node mapping can not replace a complete histological analysis of all resected lymph nodes.
    Hepato-gastroenterology 01/2010; 57(102-103):1113-8. · 0.77 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Somatostatinomas are extremely rare neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract, first described in the pancreas in 1977 and in the duodenum in 1979. They may be functional and cause somatostatinoma or inhibitory syndrome, but more frequently are non-functioning pancreatic endocrine tumors that produce somatostatin alone. They are usually single, malignant, large lesions, frequently associated with metastases, and generally with poor prognosis. We present the unique case of a 57-year-old woman with two synchronous non-functioning somatostatinomas, one solid duodenal lesion and one cystic lesion within the head of the pancreas, that were successfully resected with a pylorus-preserving Whipple's procedure. No secondaries were found in the liver, or in any of the removed regional lymph nodes. The patient had an uneventful recovery, and remains well and symptom-free at 18 mo postoperatively. This is an extremely rare case of a patient with two synchronous somatostatinomas of the duodenum and the pancreas. The condition is discussed with reference to the literature.
    World Journal of Gastroenterology 12/2009; 15(46):5859-63. · 2.55 Impact Factor

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259 Citations
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Institutions

  • 2008
    • Klinicki Centar Kragujevac
      Krabujevac, Central Serbia, Serbia
  • 2007
    • Institute for Educational Research, Belgrade, Serbia
      Beograd, Central Serbia, Serbia
  • 2004–2006
    • Klinički centar Srbije
      • Institute of Digestive Diseases
      Beograd, Central Serbia, Serbia