Margarida Matias

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OBJECTIVE To review patients who refused a total laryngectomy and were treated with radiotherapy (RT) after insufficient response to induction chemotherapy in a larynx preservation protocol for advanced-stage cancer of the larynx and to compare their outcomes with good responders. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. METHODS Eighty-six patients(More)
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignant disease in men and the second in women worldwide. CRC relapse occurs mostly in liver and lungs, decreasing the 5-year survival to 6 %. Metadherin (MTDH) is overexpressed in several types of cancer, has been implicated in proliferation, invasion, metastasis, angiogenesis, and chemoresistance, and is(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgery is the only potentially curative treatment for patients with colorectal liver metastases, resulting in 5-year survival rates of 36 -€“ 58. Although many studies have been performed to determine prognostic factors for tumor recurrence and survival after resection of colorectal liver metastases, there are few prognostic scoring systems(More)
The objective of this study was to analyze the results and survival of patients with T4a laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treated, according to clinical practice guidelines, with total laryngectomy and postoperative radiotherapy (TL–PORT) in a large and homogeneous series. Initial staging assessment, treatment details, pathologic features, follow-up,(More)
Paratesticular sarcomas are rare and account for less than 1% of all adult sarcomas. Intrascrotal tumours can be testicular or paratesticular, paratesticular tumours being rarer (7-10%). Only 30% of paratesticular tumours are malignant and 90% of these are sarcomas. Histological subtypes include leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, liposarcoma and(More)
BACKGROUND Markers of bone metabolism, such as N-telopeptide of type I collagen (NTX), have been demonstrated to be prognostic in previous trials of breast cancer (BC) patients with bone metastases (BMs). In the present study, we tested the survival effect of the NTX response to zoledronic acid (ZA) at 3 and 12 months in a contemporaneous cohort of BC(More)
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) metastasis can involve any organ. Head metastasis are rare, namely tongue, scalp and nose and only a few cases have been described. The authors describe three cases of unusual presentation of head metastasis of RCC. In case 1, a 50-year-old man with RCC underwent left nephrectomy, and presented 16 months later with nasal(More)
e11114 Background: HER2 overexpression occur in 20%-30% of breast cancer (BC) patients being associated with poor prognosis and having a predictive value regarding response to anti-HER2 agents. sHER2 is a circulating oncoprotein cleaved from full-length, membrane-bound HER2 indicator of poor prognosis and of poor response to chemotherapeutic and hormone(More)
A 28-year-old man presented with a 2-week history of red eye, photophobia, pain and decreased visual acuity of the right eye. The ophthalmological examination revealed hypertensive non-granulomatous panuveitis, retinal vasculitis with focus of retinochoroiditis with pigmented central area suggestive of ocular toxoplasmosis in the active phase. He started(More)
A 71-year-old man operated for a sigmoid tumour remained in the surveillance after adjuvant chemotherapy. After 3 years, a left axillary lymph node was visible on CT scan. The biopsy revealed a necrotising and abscessed granulomatous lymphadenitis, suggestive of cat scratch disease. The patient confirmed having been scratched by a cat and the serology for(More)