Ana Carolina de Arantes Frota

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PURPOSE To compare the effect of preserving sclera samples in either 95% ethanol or freeze-dried. METHODS Ninety-six samples of human sclera were studied. Half of them were freeze-dried and half preserved in 95% ethanol. Preservation periods of 18, 45, 90 or 174 days were studied. Automated immunostaining was carried out in the Ventana BenchMarkR LT(More)
Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a rare viral-induced demyelinating disease associated to immunodeficiency. A 10-year-old boy with AIDS is reported, who developed subacute cerebellar signs and symptoms with multiple cranial nerve involvement and dementia. A computed tomography scan revealed a focal nonenhancing area of low attenuation in the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the change in optic disc cupping after surgical procedure for congenital glaucoma and assess the factors that may intervene on this process. METHODS Prospective study involving 45 eyes of 36 patients with childhood glaucoma, who underwent surgical treatment at the Hospital Municipal da Piedade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between January(More)
CASE REPORT A 72-year-old man referred for evaluation of a uveal melanoma was revealed with primary prostate adenocarcinoma metastatic to the choroid. COMMENTS Differential diagnosis of choroidal tumours may be difficult but should include both uveal melanoma and metastatic carcinoma to the uvea. Proper diagnosis and treatment is of great relevance for(More)
Sporotrichosis in children is rare, and its osteoarticular form is very unusual. Disseminated forms are described mostly in immunocompromised patients. We report a case of a 5-year-old immunocompetent boy with multiple suppurated cutaneous lesions that progressed to polyarthritis of the hands and feet. Radiographic imaging demonstrated multifocal lytic(More)
CASE REPORT We report a case of choroidal melanoma metastatic to the liver diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration. The biopsy sample was immunostained for COX-2 and c-kit. COMMENTS Accurate diagnosis and identification of potential therapeutic targets are important for subsequent therapy and can be achieved by radiologically guided fine-needle aspiration(More)
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