Grigna Teixeira Carvalho

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We describe four cases of the tumoral form of cerebral schistosomiasis mansoni. The patients had symptoms of increased intracranial pressure and focal neurological signs that varied according to the site of the lesion. Computerized tomography showed a hyperdense, enhancing lesion located in the cerebellum (2 patients), frontal lobe and thalamus (1 patient),(More)
Posterior cerebral artery aneurysms in children aged 5 years or less are very rare. We were able to find only 10 cases previously described in the literature. We present a case of giant bilobulated aneurysm of the distal right posterior cerebral artery in a 4-year-old child with an initial history of spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage. The aneurysm was(More)
There is good evidence that lactational amenorrhea (LAM) is an effective method of fertility regulation during the first 6 months postpartum, provided no other food is given to the baby and the mother remains amenorrheic. However, although breast-feeding is strongly promoted in many maternity hospitals that also run postpartum family planning programs, LAM(More)
Ganglioglioma are tumors presenting neoplastic glial cells and nerve cells, very rarely found in the pineal region. Only eight cases have been previously published in the literature. We present the case of a 14 years-old male patient with a ganglioglioma of the pineal region. The patient was treated surgically by a suboccipital transtentorial approach with(More)
UNLABELLED Cavernous malformations are uncommon lesions that are usually present in the cerebral hemispheres. They occur rarely in the ventricular system, and even more rarely in the lateral ventricle. Only 28 cases have been previously reported in the literature. CASE We present one case of lateral ventricle cavernoma in a 15-years-old female patient,(More)
Carotid body tumors are rather uncommon. Even though there is a great amount of literature on the subject, the controversy regarding its biological behavior and therapeutics and mainly, the surgical management still remains. We present eight patients with carotid body tumors (total of 9 tumors, one bilateral) surgically treated at the Neurosurgery(More)
The authors report the case of a 50-year-old female patient with right orbital headache secondary to a giant intracavernous aneurysm, diagnosed as Raeder paratrigeminal neuralgia. The patient was surgically treated with internal carotid artery trapping together with brain revascularization (superficial temporal artery to a deep branch of the middle cerebral(More)
OBJECTIVES Genetic modifications are related to genesis and development of cancer. Neoplasias in various organs express the c-erbB-2 oncogene. In intraductal proliferations of the breast it has been assessed as a risk factor for subsequent development of carcinoma. The c-erbB-2 immunoexpression in intraductal epithelial proliferations and the relationship(More)
Regarding the event of an adenocarcinoma of the colic type of the cecal appendix, operated on at the ABC Medical College Hospital, the authors summarize the subject stating that, among the appendiceal carcinoma, this particular one tends to spread, by the veins or lymphatics, besides spreading by contiguity. This carcinoma hardly presents a symptomology of(More)
Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle is a very rare tumor. We report the case of a 14-years-old female, with left side deafness during three years, associated with headache. CT scan showed an hypodense mass, without enhancement at the cerebellopontine angle. The patient was treated surgically by left retrosigmoid approach. The lesion involved the eighth and(More)
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