Luisa F Cervantes

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Hemangiomas are common vascular tumors occurring in children. Though most of the lesions present in infants and young children with a typical appearance, it is important to understand that they all do not behave in the same way. Rather, they are a group of vascular lesions with different clinico-pathological subtypes, with their clinical behavior varying(More)
Hemangiomas, although benign tumors, can when located in particular regions threaten vital structures or in certain clinical circumstances be associated with other abnormalities, carrying significant morbidity and mortality. We review these endangering hemangiomas. We also discuss briefly the treatment with emphasis on the recent use of propranolol.
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate effect of functional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on diagnostic work-up and treatment planning in patients with seizure disorders who are candidates for surgical treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained; informed consent was obtained either from the patient or the parent or(More)
The association between primary hypothyroidism and precocious puberty secondary to ovarian hyperstimulation has been recognized for over a century. Here, we report the case of a 9-year-old girl with severe primary hypothyroidism, who presented with premature menarche, enlarged pituitary gland, enlarged ovaries with multiple cysts, and elevated prolactin and(More)
Entamoeba histolytica is a protozoan that is endemic in various parts of the world, including some areas of the United States. It may live in the large bowel in its cyst form without harming the host (commensalism) or, for as yet poorly understood reasons, invade the tissues as a trophozoite producing invasive amebiasis of the colon. In a review of over(More)
Desmoplastic fibromas are rare bone tumors that have been reported in the adult skull but rarely in that of children. Although desmoplastic fibromas of the pediatric skull are uncommon, their similarity to benign skull lesions and their locally aggressive nature make them an important part of the differential diagnosis. Local recurrence is common after(More)