João Alpendre

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In the past few years transthoracic ultrasound has been recognized as an important tool for chest physicians. At present, ultrasound devices are practical, portable, easy to use and reliable, which makes them suited for diagnostic investigations as well as for therapeutic procedures guidance. Basic ultrasound technical expertise is required to assess(More)
The female varicocile is associated to the pelvic congestion syndrome that is described. Five patients 31 to 52 years old are presented. Four of them have continuous pelvic pain and the fifth had huge vaginal and vulvar varices. Flebography of the left ovarian vein showed retrograde flux of the dilated vein. Sclerotherapy with Aethoxysklerol 3% was(More)
The endovascular treatment (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stent placement) is an option to surgical treatment in patients with abdominal angor, with good results by a less invasive way. A case of a patient with superior mesenteric artery occlusion and severe stenosis of celiac axis is presented that was treated by endovascular treatment and(More)
Stents were placed in the renal artery in 6 patients, with renal artery stenosis and hypertension, 2 of them had azotemia. The indications were residual stenosis greater than 30% (4 cases) and restenosis following angioplasty (2 cases). The technique and results are described. Cure or improvement of arterial hypertension was obtained in 5 patients and(More)
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