Bruno F. Carvalho

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Introduction. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of pseudoprogression in a cohort of glioblastoma (GBM) patients following radiotherapy/temozolomide (RT/TMZ) by comparing Macdonald criterial to Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria. The impact on prognosis and survival analysis was also studied. Materials and Methods. All(More)
Human hotspot TERT promoter (TERTp) mutations have been reported in a wide range of tumours. Several studies have shown that TERTp mutations are associated with clinicopathological features; in some instances, TERTp mutations were considered as biomarkers of poor prognosis. The rs2853669 SNP, located in the TERT promoter region, was reported to modulate the(More)
Infection constitutes a serious adverse event in deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, being responsible for difficult therapeutic decisions that may ultimately involve the removal of implanted material. Some cases begin with skin erosion and wound dehiscence of the retroauricular incision, which is one of the most fragile points. Several techniques of(More)
Little attention has been paid to the superficial anastomotic veins but severe post-operative complications can be related to iatrogenic venous damage. The importance of the position of VL (vein of Labbé) relates with the lateral accesses to skull base and medial tentorial lesions by posterior temporal approaches. The aim of this study was to characterize(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma (GBM) is commonly diagnosed in patients older than 60 years, but the treatment protocols are mostly based on trials in patients aged up to 70 years. These lead to little consensus and to an absence of protocols regarding the standard treatments. The objective of this study is to analyze the prognostic factors, treatment efficacy, and(More)
Juvenile psammomatoid ossifying fibroma (JPOF) is an uncommon benign fibro-osseous lesion predominantly arising in the paranasal sinuses and orbits of children and young adults. We report a case of JPOF involving the paranasal sinuses and orbit in a 15-year-old boy that presented due to progressive proptosis and downward displacement of the left eye. The(More)
BACKGROUND Glioblastoma (GB) is the most common malignant primary central nervous system tumor in adults. Standard-of-care therapy includes surgical resection, radiotherapy and temozolomide, but nearly all patients experience disease progression. The purpose of this study was to describe 2 cohorts of patients with recurrent GB submitted to second-line(More)
Spontaneous spinal subdural hematomas are rare and may be caused by vascular malformations or bleeding disorders. The diagnosis is based on the conjunction of clinical examination with imaging studies, being MRI the gold standard in detection and surgical planning. The authors report the case of a patient on anticoagulant therapy in the context of atrial(More)