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A retrospective study was performed in patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer, and admitted to the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias between 1984 to 1992. One thousand and nineteen patients were studied, 636 males and 383 females. We found a higher incidence in the group among 61-70 years of age in both sexes. The highest percentage of(More)
CONTEXT Purtscher-like retinopathy with bilateral loss of vision is a rare and severe complication that may follow acute pancreatitis. CASE REPORT The case of a 35-year-old patient with acute alcoholic pancreatitis who developed sudden loss of visual acuity is described. The ophthalmoscopic examination revealed diffuse retinal whitening of the posterior(More)
BACKGROUND An association between LOC387715/ARMS2 (rs10490924) gene polymorphism and AMD has been reported. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether this polymorphism is associated with AMD in a Brazilian cohort. MATERIALS AND METHODS In total, 126 unrelated AMD patients (mean age 74.17 ± 7.64) were compared with 86 healthy controls (mean age 71.82 ±(More)
Carotid cavernous fistulas are a rare entity occurring as result of head trauma and also spontaneously. The authors report a rare case of central retinal artery occlusion complicating traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula, resulting in severe visual acuity loss. Spontaneous closure of the fistula was observed. The possible mechanisms responsible for this(More)
Intralenticular foreign bodies comprise about 5% to 10% of all intraocular foreign bodies and can result in serious complications. The management depends on some factors like size, location, material type and the risk of infection. We present a patient with an intralenticular metal foreign body in the left eye that, following initial treatment with topical(More)
Wyburn-Mason is a rare vascular disorder, comprised of arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the midbrain and retina. It can cause visual symptoms depending on its localization and extension. Vitreous and intraretinal hemorrhage and neovascular glaucoma have been previously described. A case of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment in a patient with(More)
Acute angle-closure glaucoma is an important cause of morbidity in the elderly. A case is described of a patient with narrow angle who had an attack of bilateral acute angle closure glaucoma, precipitated by the use of tricyclic antidepressants. The patient had an increase in intraocular pressure with ocular pain and decreased vision bilaterally, after(More)
Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed surgeries for rejuvenation of the periorbital region. We present a case of unilateral permanent visual loss following a bilateral lower lid cosmetic blepharoplasty with fat removal. The etiology of retrobulbar hemorrhage following blepharoplasty, treatment, and recommendations to reduce the chance of this(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the assistance quality through the perception of the users and municipal health managers (mayors, health secretaries and screening team). METHODS A transversal and descriptive study was carried out. RESULTS The sample was comprised by 359 users and 48 managers. Medical assistance was considered excellent by 79.6% of(More)