Patrícia Dionísio

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The purpose of the present study was to pre- and postoperatively evaluate the anal sphincter after coloanal anastomosis in 20 patients with carcinoma of the rectum at 5.5 to 8 cm from the anal verge. The 20 patients matched age and sex with the controlled subjects. Of the 20 patients, 17 with normal preoperative manometric studies when compared with control(More)
Pneumomediastinum, the presence of free air in the mediastinum, is described as spontaneous pneumomediastinum when there is no apparent cause such as trauma, surgery, interventional procedures, or intrathoracic infections. Pneumorrhachis is a rare clinical condition, consisting of intraspinal air. The main causes are iatrogenic, traumatic, and nontraumatic.(More)
Objective: To characterize clinically all of the patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) admitted to an adult pulmonology ward in Lisbon, Portugal. Methods: This was a retrospective descriptive study of all adult patients (≥ 18 years of age) diagnosed with SPM between January of 2004 and September of 2015. Results: At least one predisposing(More)
BACKGROUND An outbreak of Legionella pneumophila serogroup 1, with 403 cases was identified on the 7th November 2014 in Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal. Outbreak source was the wet cooling system of a local factory. Hospital Pulido Valente was one of the hospitals receiving patients with Legionnaires' disease (LD). METHODS We describe the clinical findings(More)
Fifty patients (27 females, 23 males) operated on for parotid neoplasms are reported. Eleven patients (22%) had benign tumors, 31 (62%) mixed tumors and 8 (16%) malignant tumors. Among patients with benign neoplasms, 10 (90,9%) were treated by enucleation (En.) and 1 (9,1%) by superficial parotidectomy (S.P.). Twenty-five patients (80,6%) with mixed(More)
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