Jorge G. Carvalho

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INTRODUCTION Psoas abscess is a rare clinical entity with vague symptomatology. We report a psoas abscess that simulated symptoms of acute appendicitis. PRESENTATION OF CASE A twenty-five year old male presented pain irradiating to the right iliac fossa and lumbar region associated with thigh flexion. Laboratorial exams revealed leukocytosis with a(More)
The introduction of computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging led to the knowledge that brain stem tumors are not a homogeneous group with regard to their clinical, pathological and biological features. The classical concept of an uniformly poor prognosis has been modified and some subtypes of tumors are amenable to surgical treatment and(More)
Myelomeningocele is the most common congenital malformation of the nervous system and despite its complexity and involvement of multiple organs is compatible with long survival. The peculiar characteristics of this malformation expose myelomeningocele patients to acute and chronic care problems with effects in quality of survival. In order to evaluate the(More)
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