Celestino Esteves Pereira

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BACKGROUND To compare the survival of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients operated on at public hospital with that of patients operated on at the private hospitals. METHOD We carried out a retrospective analysis of the patients' medical records, the surgical reports and the pre- and post-operative images of patients with a histopathological confirmed(More)
Intracranial hemorrhage due to arteriovenous malformation or intracranial aneurysms is a rare but grave complication of pregnancy. We analyse 15 cases. Among these, aneurysms ruptures were responsible for the bleeding in 5 instances. Arteriovenous malformation was diagnosed in other 6 patients. The maternal and fetal mortality was 20% and 33% respectively.(More)
The occurrence of brain tumours during pregnancy is unusual, when this happen jeopardises the lives of both the mother and infant. This article aims at identifying the best medical management to be followed for a pregnant patient harbouring a brain tumour. The records of 10 patients with brain tumours diagnosed during pregnancy were retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND Despite advances in neuroimaging and neurosurgical care, spinal abscess remains a challenging problem with mortality rates ranging from 4.6% to 31% in recent series. METHODS Between January 1986 and December 2003, 24 patients with spinal epidural abscess were treated. Seventeen were men and 7 were women at the average age of 47.5 years.(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this paper is to report on our surgical strategy and technique and to identify the best management for intracranial dermoids and epidermoids tumors (IDETs). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 33 consecutive patients (14 males and 19 females; mean age at surgery, 37.9 years) with pathologically confirmed IDETs who underwent surgical(More)
RESUMO Os autores apresentam dados clínicos, achados radiológicos, aspectos histopatológicos e resultados do tratamento de oito pacientes^om angioma cavernoso intracraniano. Cinco apresentavam crise convulsiva; dois, manifestação de efeito de massa; um, hemorragia cerebral. A tomografia computadorizada de crânio e a ressonância magnética detectaram a lesão(More)
OBJECTIVE It was to observe whether a microsurgical gross total removal (GTR) of a parasagittal meningioma (PSM) outside the sinus is a safe and efficient procedure. METHOD We identify 58 parasagittal meningiomas patients. Medical charts, operative reports, imaging studies and clinical follow-up evaluations were reviewed. RESULTS GTR of the mass was(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the development of microsurgery and cranial base techniques, the surgical management of Foramen Magnum Meningiomas (FMM) continues to be a technical challenge to neurosurgeons. Controversy concerning the utility of systematic condyle drilling for approaching FMM has been raised. Our aim was to describe the surgical technique, analyze its(More)
OBJECTIVE Observe whether a microsurgical gross total removal (GTR) of a spinal nerve sheath tumors (SNSTs) is safe and decreases the tumor recurrence. METHOD We identify 30 patients with 44 SNSTs. RESULTS We operated upon 15 males and 15 females patients; mean age 40 years. GTR was achieved in 29 (96.6%) instances. Surgical mortality was 3.3% and the(More)
Sixteen patients with lipomyelomeningoceles were operated by microsurgery technics from 1980 to 1991. Patients with lipomyelomeningoceles inappropriately treated or not submitted to treatment will develop significant neurological sequelae. In the authors' opinion, proper management of the patient with spinal lipoma requires early prophylactic resection of(More)