Adriana K Langer

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The availability of cloned varicella-zoster virus (VZV) DNA probes allows rapid detection of viral-specific DNA by "dot-blot" hybridization in lymphocytes or in lesion aspirates. Thirty-six blood specimens were obtained from 25 patients with suspected varicella or zoster. VZV-specific DNA was demonstrated in 15 lymphocyte preparations of nine patients with(More)
Breast density is a radiological concept based on the proportion of radiopaque glandular tissue relative to radiolucent fatty tissue. Mammographic evaluation of dense breasts is more difficult, related to technical difficulties, with decreased rates for detection and characterization of breast lesions, resulting in reduced sensitivity with increased number(More)
Pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC) constitutes 7% of all BCs in young women. The prognosis of PABC remains controversial. In this study, we evaluated the impact of the association of pregnancy with BC on the rates of overall survival (OS), disease free survival (DFS), and distant and local recurrence-free survival. We conducted a retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND This retrospective single-institution study was designed to describe the main clinical, radiological and histological features, as well as the outcome of pregnancy-associated breast cancer (PABC), with a special emphasis on imaging and diagnostic difficulties. MATERIAL AND METHODS We reviewed all breast cancers diagnosed during pregnancy or(More)
OBJECTIVE Lobular intraepithelial neoplasia (LIN) diagnosed on image-guided biopsy may be associated with an undiagnosed cancer. This is called under-diagnosis. The consequence is that management of these lesions is often surgical. But many surgeries finally are unnecessary. The aim of our study was to define criteria to avoid unnecessary surgery. (More)
Excessive weight loss due to protein calorie malnutrition (PCM) is a significant problem in Nigerian children. This syndrome may be difficult to differentiate from the wasting disease caused by human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection. We studied 70 children admitted to the Baptist Medical Center in Ogbomosho, Nigeria in 1990 with PCM for(More)
Breast lumps detected during pregnancy are generally benign and reflect fibroadenoma, lactating adenoma, cysts, infarction of the breast or galactocele. Although rare, the possibility of breast cancer must also be considered to avoid any delays in diagnosis. After patient questioning and clinical examination, the first imaging modality to use is ultrasound.(More)
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