André Vicente Guimarães

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Thyroglossal duct remnants are the most common midline neck swellings, but carcinoma is found in approximately 1% of these lesions. The cysts are usually asymptomatic and the presentation of the patient with carcinoma is indistinguishable from the common cyst. Papillary adenocarcinoma comprises 75-85% of the tumors reported. A 36-year-old woman underwent(More)
This report describes the surgical experience gained from 32 patients with substernal goitre, operated on during January 1995 to December 1997. The material corresponds to 15.7% of the total thyroidectomies performed. The diagnosis was clinical. In spite of 65.6% of the patients being asymptomatic, breathing problems, dysphagia and hyperthyroidism were(More)
UNLABELLED There is controversy in the literature regarding the association between papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and as to what would be the etiological relationship between them. OBJECTIVE To establish the proportion of cases among patients with TH and CPT, correlating it with histomorphological aspects. METHOD A(More)
Aim of this study was to analyse contact endoscopy as an auxiliary method for identifying parathyroid glands during thyroid surgery and to identify other variables that may interfere with this correlation. Overall, 125 patients underwent thyroid surgery between January 2004 and February 2006. The variables analysed were: the total duration of surgery; time(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Minimally invasive video-assisted gasless thyroidectomy (MIVAT) has mainly been described in Italy and has been demonstrated to be a safe procedure with additional advantages regarding cosmetic results and postoperative outcome. The aim of this work is to analyze our preliminary results from minimally invasive video-assisted(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroglossal duct remnants are the most common midline neck masses in childhood but can be found in adults and the elderly. Sistrunk's procedure, with dissection of the tract and removal of the hyoid bone, is accepted as the main operation of choice. STUDY DESIGN Fifty-five patients were treated from January 1994 to November 2000, and these(More)
UNLABELLED Because of the proximity of vital structures, certain complications are inherent to neck dissection (ND) for the treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract. AIM To establish the incidence of complications of ND. METHODS A cross-sectional retrospective study of patient registries. ND with curative(More)
BACKGROUND The ultrasonic scalpel is a recently introduced device in head and neck surgery. Total thyroidectomy is the most common endocrine procedure performed by surgeons. METHODS This was an open, phase IV, multicenter, randomized controlled trial (RCT) that compared the use of an ultrasonic scalpel with a conventional technique in patients who(More)
We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the videostroboscopic findings in a group of 21 patients who underwent vertical frontolateral laryngectomy with reconstruction by use of the sternohyoid muscle flap. They had T1b and T2 glottic tumors and a follow-up of more than 1 year. Three observers analyzed the recorded videostroboscopic data. The cases in(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the recurrence rate and the long-term survival of patients treated with frontolateral laryngectomy for early glottic cancer. The study is a retrospective analysis of a cohort of patients who underwent frontolateral laryngectomy from 1995 to 2002 with a median follow-up of 48 months. This was a consecutive series of(More)