Mónica Rebelo

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The authors describe a case of abdominal angiostrongyliasis in an adult patient presenting acute abdominal pain caused by jejunal perforation. The case was unusual, as this affliction habitually involves the terminal ileum, appendix, cecum or ascending colon. The disease is caused by the nematode Angiostrongylus costaricensis, whose definitive hosts are(More)
INTRODUCTION Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare malformation, with an estimated incidence of 0.003 to 0.043% of all congenital heart disease. It usually appears as an isolated congenital anomaly, but may also be associated with other malformations, the most common being coronary artery anomalies. Current technology enables noninvasive diagnosis in most(More)
Aortopulmonary (AP) window is a communication between the ascending aorta and the main pulmonary artery, in the presence of two separate arterial valves arising from separate subarterial ventricular outflow tracts. It is a rare anomaly that accounts for approximately 0.1% to 0.2% of all congenital heart disease. The purpose of this study was to assess(More)
The occurrence of a second malignant neoplasm (SMN) in patients who have been submitted to kidney transplantation is increasing and causes concern; parotid carcinoma is rarely reported after transplantation and may be related to long-term chemotherapy.Salivary gland carcinomas displaying exclusively myoepithelial differentiation-myoepithelial carcinomas(More)
Atrioventricular block can occur in normal children, young adults or athletes. It is also associated with underlying heart disease or occurs as a drug adverse effect. Amphotericin B is used in the treatment of invasive fungal infections. Cardiac toxicity is a rare adverse reaction. We report the case of a 9-month girl, admitted in the paediatric intensive(More)
We report a case of a newborn with a prenatal diagnosis of hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), referred at 37 weeks of gestation. The fetal echocardiogram had shown classic morphologic aspects of HLHS with patent mitral valve and aortic valve atresia. The atrial septum was thickened and the foramen ovale (FO) appeared to be patent. It was a normal(More)
BACKGROUND Fetal tachycardia is an uncommon condition that if sustained may lead to fetal death. There is no consensus regarding the optimum treatment. The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sotalol in the treatment of fetal tachycardia. METHODS This was a retrospective study of patients treated for fetal tachycardia with sotalol(More)
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is an acquired transient type of systolic dysfunction which mimics myocardial infarction clinically and electrocardiographically. TTS is also known as stress cardiomyopathy, broken heart syndrome, apical ballooning, reversible acute heart failure, neurogenic stunned myocardium or acute catecholamine cardiomyopathy. This case report(More)
OBJECTIVES Atrio-ventricular septal (AVSD) defects include a variable spectrum of congenital malformations with different forms of clinical presentation. We report the surgical results, from a single institution, with this type of congenital cardiac malformation. Patients with hypoplasia of one of the ventricles were excluded from this analysis. (More)
UNLABELLED Cavopulmonary connections have been extensively used in the palliation of complex forms of congenital heart disease requiring some form of right heart bypass. We examine the mid term outcomes of pulmonary ventricle bypass operations in a single institution and performed by the same surgical team. POPULATION Between March 1999 and April 2006, 62(More)