Pedro Gouveia

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INTRODUCTION Angiosarcoma is a very rare entity of soft tissue neoplasm with an aggressive and destructive biological behavior. Thyroid angiosarcoma is usually reported in Alpine regions, with only exceptionally rare cases arising in non-mountainous areas. In the Alpine regions it constitutes 2-10% of all malignant thyroid tumors. PRESENTATION OF CASE We(More)
BACKGROUND When performing conservative surgery for breast cancer, breast reshaping can be a challenging procedure. Level 1 oncoplastic surgery (OPS) techniques, i.e., advancement or rotation of glandular flaps, should be performed when less than 20 per cent breast volume is excised. OBJECTIVE A new Level 1 OPS technique is described. A wide(More)
Oncoplastic techniques applied to breast-conserving surgery (BCS) allow large-volume resections without compromising cosmetic results. Level II oncoplastic techniques are based on mammoplasties. When required, they allow resection of more than 20 % of the breast volume; however, a subgroup of these patients will still have positive margins. The clinical(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Cosmetic outcome of breast cancer conservative treatment (BCCT) remains without a standard evaluation method. Subjective methods, in spite of their low reproducibility, continue to be the most frequently used. Objective methods, although more reproducible, seem unable to translate all the subtleties involved in cosmetic outcome. The(More)
Arousals are regarded as one of the most influential causes of daytime sleepiness and are frequent occurrences in patients with breathing disorders during sleep. These arousals can result from external stimuli or from an internal stimulus, interpreted as having a sleep protective role. This study will focus on automatic detection of arousals, especially(More)
The latissimus dorsi flap is a commonly used tissue transfer for volume replacement in partial or total breast reconstruction. In this era of cosmetic awareness and oncoplastic breast surgery, two main defects are related to the conventional technique: the back scar and the bulkiness on the lateral chest wall, under the axilla. Axillary bulking, a(More)
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