Carlos Velásquez

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PURPOSE Tumor heterogeneity in medical imaging is a current research trend due to its potential relationship with tumor malignancy. The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of dynamic range and matrix size changes on the results of different heterogeneity measures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four patients harboring three glioblastomas and one metastasis(More)
INTRODUCTION Gliomas are characterized by a infiltrative pattern of growth, with cellular migration along the white matter fiber tracts, exophytic growth in low-grade gliomas has not been described yet. A case of hemispheric glioma with slow growing and an exophytic component is presented. CASE REPORT 55 year-old male, with motor partial seizures. MRI(More)
This report describes a reliable and simple technique for securing external ventricular drains (EVDs) to the scalp and avoiding pullout complications. The operative technique consists of fixing the drain between 2 hydrocolloid dressings and securing it with staples. A 10-year retrospective analysis of EVD pullout complications was performed in a series of(More)
BACKGROUND The accurate histologic diagnosis of germ cell tumors in the pineal region is a keystone for determining the best treatment strategy and prognosis. This situation poses a challenge for the neuropathologist, considering the lack of a standarized procedure to obtain biopsy samples, which results in few and small specimens, which are not suitable(More)
— Human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) comprise a cell population capable of self-renewal and multilineage differentiation commonly isolated from bone marrow aspirates of large bones. Their osteogenic potential has been extensively exploited for the biological evaluation of scaffolds or biomaterials with applications in bone tissue engineering.(More)
Vegetated dunes are recognized as important natural barriers that shelter inland ecosystems and coastlines suffering daily erosive impacts of the sea and extreme events, such as tsunamis. However, societal responses to erosion and shoreline retreat often result in man-made coastal defence structures that cover part of the intertidal and upper shore zones(More)
Recent publications had reported high rates of preoperative neurological impairments in WHO grade II gliomas (GIIG) that significantly affect the quality of life. Consequently, one step further in the analysis of surgical outcome in GIIG is to evaluate if surgery is capable to improve preoperative deficits. Here are reported two cases of GIIG infiltrating(More)
BACKGROUND An exophytic tumor is defined as a tumor that has its epicenter in the nervous tissue but grows outside the anatomical superficial boundaries of the brain within an adjacent space. Exophytic extension of hemispheric gliomas is extremely rare. The object of this study is to describe the exophytic growth pattern of insular gliomas. METHODS A(More)
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