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OBJECTIVE To compare the toxicity and efficacy of different doses of cyclosporine A (CsA) in a rabbit model of uveal melanoma. METHODS We used four experimental groups: control, no CsA; group 1, 15 to 10 mg/kg/day; group 2, 15 mg/kg/day; and group 3, 20 mg/kg/day. The MKT-BR cell line was implanted in the choroid. All animals underwent ophthalmoscopic(More)
OBJECTIVE The surgical anatomy of the infratemporal fossa and parapharyngeal space is often not properly understood by neurosurgeons, because these areas are more related to other medical disciplines. This article provides a detailed description of the infratemporal fossa and parapharyngeal space anatomy in cadaveric specimens and offers a neurosurgical(More)
A case of primary cerebral lymphoma is presented. The particular biological features of these tumors may pose a special problem. In this case, the lesion was diagnosed on computerized tomography (CT) but was not found at surgery. The disappearance of the lesion was associated with a long period of corticosteroid therapy between CT diagnosis and the(More)
We investigated the need for continuous immunosuppression to maintain experimental tumours derived from human uveal melanoma cells implanted in the choroid of pigmented rabbits. Two groups of pigmented rabbits immunosuppressed with cyclosporin A (CsA) were implanted with human uveal melanoma cells in the suprachoroidal space. After 5 weeks, CsA was(More)
A new case of hypothalamic hamartoma associated with precocious puberty is presented. After reviewing the literature, 23 other cases appeared. The ultrastructural study of the present case revealed common features with other hamartomatous lesions of the central nervous system and with the gangliogliomas. The data suggest that these lesions are(More)
Liver involvement by Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is well documented. However, secondary liver failure to this neoplastic process is rare and usually presents late in the course of the disease. We present a case of a HL associated with nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) diagnosed on an explanted liver from a 53-year-old patient with clinical diagnosis of(More)
Classical presentation of Histoplasma infection includes fever and respiratory symptoms. Opportunistic microorganisms must be suspected on immunocompromised patients who develop bizarre symptoms. We present a case of a female patient with rheumatoid arthritis who received treatment with Infliximab during one and a half year; she developed granulomatous(More)
The objective of this investigation was to assess the toxicological potential of nasal formulation of erythropoietin with low sialic acid content (Neuro EPO) after 28 days of intra-nasal dosing in rats besides to evaluate the immunogenicity and erythropoietic effect of the test substance. Healthy Wistar rats of both sexes were used for 28 days subacute(More)
The authors present the case of a 78-year-old woman who developed right lower-extremity paralysis after a focal seizure. Neuroradiological studies revealed a small parasagittal meningioma, which at the time of resection was found to contain a bacterial intratumoral abscess secondary to Proteus mirabilis. This is only the second reported case of intratumoral(More)
Nocturnal bruxism (NB) is a temporomandibular disorder characterized by an excessive clenching and involuntary parafunctional grinding of the teeth during sleep. It can cause dental damage and irreversible temporomandibular joint dysfunction. We designed a device that generates electrical stimulation on inhibitory sensory afferents when an EMG signal is(More)
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