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Intraoperative parathyroid hormone (IO-PTH) measurements have been proposed to improve operative success rates in primary, secondary and tertiary hyperparathyroidism (PHP, SHP and THP). Thirty-one patients requiring parathyroidectomy were evaluated retrospectively from June 2000 to January 2002. Sixteen had PHP, 7 SHP and 8 THP. Serum samples were taken at(More)
INTRODUCTION Intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement (IO-PTH) was first described in 1988 and it's potentially useful in predicting cure after parathyroidectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate IO-PTH decay profile and the utility of this procedure in predicting cure in primary (PHH) and secondary (SHH) hyperparathyroidism due to renal disease.(More)
In contrast to most developed countries, most patients with primary hyperparathyroidism in Brazil are still symptomatic at diagnosis. However, we have been observing a change in this pattern, especially in the last few years. We evaluated 104 patients, 77 females and 27 males aged 11-79 years (mean: 54.4 years), diagnosed between 1985 and 2002 at a(More)
This prospective study assessed the efficacy of computerized noise-to-harmonics ratio (NHR) to quantify perceptual and endoscopic findings of dysphonia and/or structural lesion of the vocal fold. Fifty Brazilian boys without vocal complaints were submitted to computerized, perceptual, and endoscopic examination. Thirty boys were dysphonic--3 were classified(More)
Surgical treatment of secondary (SHPT) and tertiary hyperparathyroidism (THPT) may involve various surgical approaches. The aim of this paper was to evaluate presternal intramuscular autotransplantation of parathyroid tissue as a surgical option in SHPT and THPT treatment. 66 patients with renal chronic disease underwent surgery from April 2000 to April(More)
Usefulness of Intraoperative PTH Measurement in Primary and Secondary Hyperparathyroidism: Experience with 109 Patients. Introduction: Intraoperative parathyroid hormone measurement (IO-PTH) was first described in 1988 and it’s potentially useful in predicting cure after parathyroidectomy. The aim of this study was to evaluate IO-PTH decay profile and the(More)
CONTEXT Hemangiopericytoma is a relatively rare tumor, first described in 1942, with approximately 300 cases described in the literature to date. In most cases, it affects the trunk and lower extremities. The head and neck incidence is less than 20%, mostly in adults. We describe a case of malignant head and neck hemangiopericytoma in a child. TYPE OF(More)
INTRODUCTION McCune-Albright syndrome is a sporadic disease clinicaly characterized by polyostotic fibrous dysplasia, "café-au-lait" cutaneous spots and hyperfunctional endocrinopathies, such as precocious puberty, hyperthyroidism, acromegaly and others. The biologic physiopathology of the disease is based on an activating mutation of the gene for the Gs(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to present a new technique of secondary vocal prosthesis placement on an outpatient basis without general anesthesia by means of digestive endoscopy. METHODS It is a prospective study, 35 laryngectomized patients were sedated with midazolam and underwent digestive endoscopy and tracheoesophageal punch with vocal(More)
INTRODUCTION Several methods have been proposed to improve operative success in renal hyperparathyroidism. OBJECTIVE To evaluate stereomicroscopy in parathyroid tissue selection for total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation in secondary (SHPT)/tertiary (THPT) hyperparathyroidism. METHODS 118 renal patients underwent surgery from April of 2000 to(More)