George R. Oliveira

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OBJECTIVES IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an immune-mediated fibroinflammatory condition that can affect multiple organs and lead to tumefactive, tissue-destructive lesions. Reports have described inflammatory aortitis and periaortitis, the latter in the setting of retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF), but have not distinguished adequately between these 2(More)
PURPOSE We aimed to evaluate the longitudinal stability of left common iliac vein (LCIV) compression by the right common iliac artery on magnetic resonance venography (MRV). MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study included 214 patients diagnosed with May-Thurner syndrome by MRV. We identified a subset of patients who underwent contrast-enhanced(More)
Pseudolesions in the liver are caused by unusual/altered hemodynamics of the liver and can be confused with a true hepatic mass. In superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction. there is recruitment of the cavo-mammary-phrenic-hepatic-capsule-portal pathway. and the venous blood follows the internal mammary vein, the inferior phrenic vein, the hepatic capsule(More)
Given the poor outcomes of relapsed aggressive lymphomas and preclinical data suggesting that ≥2·5 μmol/l concentrations of vorinostat synergize with both etoposide and platinums, we hypothesized that pulse high-dose vorinostat could safely augment the anti-tumour activity of (R)ICE [(rituximab), ifosphamide, carboplatin, etoposide] chemotherapy. We(More)
Nonmyeloablative allogeneic transplantation (NMAT) infrequently cures active chemoresistant, bulky, or aggressive B-cell lymphoma (B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma [B-NHL]). We hypothesized that ⁹⁰Y-ibritumomab tiuxetan-based NMAT would facilitate early cytoreduction in such patients promoting improved long-term disease control by the allogeneic graft. Forty(More)
The clinical manifestations of coronary artery anomalies vary in severity, with some anomalies causing severe symptoms and cardiovascular sequelae and others being benign. Cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) has emerged as the standard of reference for identification and characterization of coronary artery anomalies. Therefore, it is important for the(More)
The detection of the association between nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), a rare but potentially life-threatening disease only encountered in patients with severely impaired renal function, and the previous administration of some Gd-chelates has cast a shadow on the administration of Gd-chelates in patients with chronic renal failure. So far,(More)
A 27-year-old woman presented to her primary care doctor's office with left flank pain. CT of the abdomen showed an isolated left renal vein thrombus. The clot was initially attributed to her oral contraceptive use; however, closer inspection of CT images revealed nutcracker phenomenon (compression of the renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the image quality of reduced-iodine-dose single-source dual-energy CT angiography (CTA) with that of standard-iodine-dose single-energy CTA in examinations of patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm and to assess the effect of the concentration of iodinated contrast medium on intravascular enhancement and(More)