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AIMS AND BACKGROUND To assess the efficacy of orgotein in the treatment of acute secondary effects of radiotherapy on head and neck tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS Data were collected on 41 patients who received radiotherapy for tumors of the head and neck. Radiotherapy was the exclusive treatment in 19.5% of cases, with surgery in 24.4%, chemotherapy in(More)
BACKGROUND Hyperammonemia causes several alterations, mainly in the central nervous system. If hepatic failure is not its etiology, other less frequent causes must be investigated in the search for a definitive diagnosis. CLINICAL CASE We report the case of a 16 year old patient admitted for acute encephalopathy and hyperammonemia. After analysis, brain(More)
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