Marina Morais

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A detailed anatomic study was carried out on the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve to better understand the etiology and treatment of lateral femoral cutaneous neuralgia. As it passed from the pelvis into the thigh, the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve ran through an "aponeuroticofascial tunnel," beginning at the iliopubic tract and ending at the inguinal(More)
BACKGROUND Pancreatic pseudocyst endoscopic drainage has been described as a good treatment option, with morbidity and mortality rates that are lower than surgery. The aim of our study is to describe the efficacy of different forms of endoscopic drainage and estimate pseudocyst recurrence rate after short follow up period. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied(More)
Tropical pyomyositis (TP) is an unusual infectious disease of skeletal muscles, caused by bacteria, and often associated with immunodeficiency conditions. The involvement of deep pelvic muscles, such as the iliac muscle, is even rarer. The association of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and PT is seldom reported in the literature. Because SLE involves a(More)
INTRODUCTION A nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare anatomical variation in which the nerve enters the larynx directly off the cervical vagus nerve. CASE REPORT We present 2 patients who underwent thyroid surgery for benign disease. Intraoperatively, type 2a and 1 NRLN were identified. Due to the frequent association with a vascular abnormality,(More)
INTRODUCTION Laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is the gold standard for the treatment of many spleen-related disorders. However, in the presence of splenomegaly, the rate of conversion to open surgery can be as high as 33.9% and is associated with longer operative times and higher costs. In an attempt to improve risk stratification and patient selection for LS,(More)
Colonic intussusception is a rare cause of intestinal obstruction in adults and is caused by a malignant lesion in about 70% of cases. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential. We present a 64-year-old male patient with right colonic intussusception caused by a mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma (MANEC), presenting as a giant pedunculated polyp (54 mm(More)
Obesity and rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery are risk factors for gallstone disease. The present study sought to evaluate the feasibility of selective concomitant cholecystectomy only in patients with symptomatic disease and study risk factors for the development of symptomatic gallstones after bariatric surgery. Between January 2010 and December(More)
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