João B Valério

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BACKGROUND Head and neck cancer (HNC) has a high incidence in Brazil, with cancer of the oral cavity being one of the five most common cancers among Brazilians. Alcohol and tobacco consumption may contribute to synchronous or metachronous HNC and esophageal cancer. The early detection of superficial esophageal cancer and dysplasia in asymptomatic patients(More)
The object of this study, conducted at Unicamp between 1988 and 1998, was to evaluate retrospectively the outcome of patients treated for locally aggressive well-differentiated thyroid carcinomas (LATC). Nineteen (42%) of 45 patients with thyroid carcinomas were considered to have LATC. The preoperative diagnosis of carcinoma was made either by fine needle(More)
This paper reports one case, of an ameloblastic fibro-odontosarcoma (AFOS) affecting the mandible, in a 12-year-old girl. This neoplasm is a rare odontogenic neoplasm. To the authors' knowledge this is the fifteenth case of AFOS reported in English. The patient's chief complaint was a swelling in the face for 6 months. An incisional biopsy was performed(More)
Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) is a malignant neoplasm of low aggressiveness that occurs almost exclusively in the minor salivary glands, primarily those in the palate. We report a case of PLGA that arose in the base of the tongue and subsequently metastasized to the neck. The tumor was resected through the oral cavity with wide margins and(More)
CONTEXT Parapharyngeal space tumors comprise less than 0.5% of all head and neck neoplasms. The majority of these tumors are benign, but surgery is usually required to establish the diagnosis and treat the patients. We present 26 patients treated surgically for tumors arising in the parapharyngeal space (PPS) at the State University of Campinas(More)
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