Antônio Ranniere de Figueiredo

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Conclusão: O papel do EEG para o diagnóstico da epilepsia é importante na população estudada, sendo o seu índice de positividade semelhante a outros observados na literatura. ABSTRACT Value of EEG in suspected or diagnosis of epilepsy Introduction: Since it was discovered, EEG has been used as an important auxiliary diagnostic method in neurology,(More)
BACKGROUND Madurella species of fungus causes chronic subcutaneous infection of lower extremities; the infection is commonly labeled as Madura foot. We report a case of Madurella infection involving the cranial cavity. Such an involvement by Madurella fungal infection is not recorded in the literature. CASE DESCRIPTION A 31-year-old non-immunocompromised(More)
We report a patient with complex traumatic translatory atlantoaxial dislocation, who we treated by joint exposure and reduction of the dislocation by facet manipulation and subsequent plate and screw atlantoaxial fixation. A 28-year-old male had fallen 7.6m (25 feet), and following the fall had severe neck pain but no neurological deficit. Investigations(More)
Background Lobular capillary hemangioma is a rare benign tumor, most frequently located in the head or neck region, the nasal cavity being uncommonly affected. Its etiopathogenesis is not fully established, although traumatic and hormonal factors have been implied. Case Description A 50-year-old female patient underwent an uneventful endoscopic(More)
A 53-year-old man presented with a sudden onset severe headache associated with ataxia. His family observed labile emotions and frequent episodes of crying. Investigations revealed a pontine cavernoma with evidence of bleeding. The lesion was treated conservatively. Over approximately 6 months, the patient's ataxia improved and he recovered from the crying(More)
A 19-year-old girl presented with symptoms of severe headache and diplopia. Investigations revealed a large and partly calcified lesion in the pineal region. At surgery a large cavernoma was identified and was radically resected. Following surgery, the patient recovered from all her symptoms. Giant cavernomas in the pineal region are rare. The literature on(More)
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