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SUMMARY We describe a 65-year-old woman with an asymptomatic idiopathic lingual artery aneurysm which is suspected to be congenital. We review the literature on external carotid artery branch aneurysms, diagnostic evaluation and discuss treatment options for the various types and the specific chosen in the case presented.
Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), the inducible cyclooxygenase isozyme involved in the conversion of arachidonic acid (AA) to biologically active prostanoids, has become the subject of intense interest during the last few years. The recent surge of interest stems from seminal studies that correlated elevated expression of COX-2 with tumor induction and progression,(More)
SUMMARY To characterize the clinical presentation, imaging features and endovascular treatment of paraspinal non-vertebral arteriovenous fistulas along the segmental nerve. Retrospective review was performed on the five patients identified in our database covering 1985 to 2003. All patients presented with an incidentally found continuous murmur over the(More)
UNLABELLED In order to study the effects of partial colectomy, 30 rats Wistar were divided into three groups: GI and GII had the cecun and the ileo cecal valve resected and proximal colectomy was performed in GI and distal in GII. GIII had distal colectomy without cecum resection. The length of the remain colon was of 5 cm in all groups. Colostomy was(More)
CONTEXT The omentoenteropexy technique was developed as an alternative method for intestinal neovascularization, due to the angiogenic properties of factors from the omentum. OBJECTIVES This study investigated changes in intestinal villi heights and crypts depths due to surgical techniques: seromiotomy with and without omentoenteropexy. METHOD Thirty(More)
OBJECTIVE To report a case of a 9-year-old female presented with esophageal achalasia and approached with surgery. The authors discuss the treatment and make a literature review on the topic. DESCRIPTION Childhood esophageal achalasia is an unusual disease, often with unknown etiology. The main symptoms are esophageal vomits, dysphagia and weight loss.(More)
Resveratrol is a polyphenol found at high concentrations in grapes and red wine with reported anticarcinogenic effects. We studied the molecular mechanism of resveratrol-induced apoptosis and proliferation arrest in prostate derived cells PZ-HPV-7 (non-tumorigenic line), LNCaP (androgen-sensitive cancer line) and PC-3 (androgen-insensitive cancer line).(More)
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