Adriana Avila de Espíndola

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OBJECTIVE AND METHOD To review the clinical and neuropathological findings as well as the type of therapy and outcome in 20 infants under 3 years-old with central nervous system (CNS) tumor. They were treated at the Department of Neurology, "Hospital das Clínicas" University of São Paulo Medical School, from January 1997 to May 2001. RESULTS Astrocytoma(More)
We describe five patients with Schwartz-Jampel syndrome (SJS) examined at the outpatient service for neuromuscular disorders at our Institution from 1996 to 1999 with the objective of emphasizing the characteristic dysmorphic phenotype of SJS and its different clinical forms. Two cases presented SJS-type 1A, two had SJS-type 1B and one manifested SJS-type(More)
A heterogeneous group of patients with congenital muscular dystrophy associated with clinical or radiologic central nervous system involvement other than the severe classic form with merosin deficiency, muscle-eye-brain disease, and Walker-Warburg syndrome is described. A probable hereditary or familial occurrence could be suggested in all patients. One(More)
Approximately one-third of spinal tumors in childhood 1 are intramedullary neoplasms 1 and up to 80% are gliomas 2. The occurrence of teratomas in the spine is extremely rare 3. Except for in the sacrococcygeal region, teratomas constitute less than 0.5% of all intraspinal tumors. It is believed that they arise from multipotential germinal cells misplaced(More)
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