Paulo Henrique Pires de Aguiar

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OBJECT The authors present their experience in the management of posterior fossa epidural hematoma (PFEDH), which involved an aggressive diagnostic approach with the extensive use of head computerized tomography (CT) scanning. METHODS The authors treated 43 cases of PFEDH in one of the largest health centers in Brazil. Diagnosis was established in all(More)
Paraffin-embedded surgical specimens from 55 meningiomas were immunostained after microwave processing using the streptavidin/peroxidase method and the monoclonal antibody (moAb) MIB-1 to the Ki-67 antigen. The authors assessed proliferative labelling index (LI) from a series of surgically removed meningiomas using immunohistochemical methods and MIB-1, and(More)
The distinction of astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas, mainly pilocytic astrocytomas (PILOs) from infiltrating astrocytomas and oligodendrogliomas (ODs), and high-grade oligodendrogliomas from glioblastomas (GBMs), poses a serious clinical problem. There is no useful immunohistochemical (IHC) marker to differentiate these gliomas, and sometimes the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this paper is to evaluate factors of surgical morbidity from different techniques of hemispherectomy with emphasis on causative pathology. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty patients underwent hemispherectomy in our institution from 1987 to 2003, two presented with Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS), sixteen with Rasmussen's Syndrome (RS),(More)
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded surgical specimens from 55 meningiomas were immunostained with monoclonal antibody against p53 (Immunotech, Marseilles, France). There were 38 women and 17 men ranging between 9 and 82 years of age. The patients were divided into two groups: group I (47 patients) - mildly symptomatic and group II (eight patients) - severe(More)
UNLABELLED Treatment of large petroclival meningiomas causing brain stem compression is surgical removal followed by radiotherapy or radiosurgery if the lesion was partially resected. The management of small petroclival meningiomas is, however, controversial. Clinical observation, radiosurgery and surgical removal are the options of treatment. The natural(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objective when resecting benign brain lesions is to minimize risk of postoperative neurological deficits. We have assessed the safety and effectiveness of craniotomy under local anesthesia and monitored conscious sedation for the resection of lesions involving eloquent language cortex. METHODS A retrospective review was performed on a(More)
Transient mutism has been known as a rare complication following a posterior fossa approach to cerebellar tumors and its cause has not been clearly elucidated. The cerebellar mutism is not accompanied by cranial nerve deficits and disorders of consciousness. Since 1985 only 23 cases of mutism following removal of a cerebellar tumor in children have been(More)
In the past few years, the monoclonal antibody MIB-1 has been used by researchers in order to retrospectively study paraffin imbibed tumor fragments. The medulloblastoma is the most common malignant central nervous system tumor in childhood. The objectives were: determination of the mean Mib-1 LI value from these patients, as well as the prognostic value of(More)
OBJECTIVE We report our results using Onyx HD-500 (Micro Therapeutics, Inc., Irvine, CA) in the endovascular treatment of wide-neck intracranial aneurysms, which have a high rate of incomplete occlusion and recanalization with platinum coils. METHODS Sixty-nine patients with 84 aneurysms were treated. Most of the aneurysms were located in the anterior(More)