Rodrigo Moreira Faleiro

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between recurrent hypoglycemia and cognitive impairment in insulin-dependent diabetic patients. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Seventy patients who were diagnosed as diabetic at age 18 years or older, were under 55 years old, and had no condition likely to affect cognitive abilities were recruited from a diabetic(More)
Decompressive craniotomy (DC) is applied to treat post-traumatic intracranial hypertension (ICH). The purpose of this study is to identify prognostic factors and complications of unilateral DC. Eighty-nine patients submitted to unilateral DC were retrospectively analyzed over a period of 30 months. Chi square independent test and Fisher test were used to(More)
Total surgical resection is the treatment of choice for choroid plexus tumors. However, the hypervascular nature of such lesions imposes challenges to the surgical treatment. Preoperative embolization for intracranial tumors has been widely used in an attempt to reduce blood loss, but rarely with choroid plexus tumors. We describe the first case of(More)
INTRODUCTION Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a surgical technique used to treat patients with elevated intracranial pressure often found in head injury. Its indication remains a controversial issue in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE To report seven cases managed with this technique. METHOD Retrospective study of seven patients, aged from 2 to 17(More)
An en bloc cranio-orbitozygomatic approach is described. This technique was applied in seven patients (five basilar artery aneurysms, a trigeminal neuroma, a meningioma of the lesser sphenoid wing). The follow-up period ranged from 3 to 50 months. The patients were retrospectively analyzed from the cosmetic point of view, and submitted to computerized(More)
An 18-year-old man was admitted to the Emergency Unit shortly after having a gunshot wound in the neck. The patient developed an acute flaccid tetraplegia combined with arreflexia and sphincter impairment. He was promptly intubated and immobilized with a cervical spine collar. Threedimensional (3D) cervical computed tomography (CT) scan showed the bullet(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify infection incidence and related risk factors in patients who underwent cranioplasty (CP) after unilateral decompressive craniectomy (DC). METHODS CP after DC was performed in 45 patients from April 2011 through January 2012. The covariates studied were compared with occurrence versus nonoccurrence of infection. Univariate analysis(More)
There is no clear role for decompressive craniotomy (DC) for the intracranial hypertension (ICH) treatment in the literature. Actually, there is a lack of class I or II published data for DC, so it is recomended as a second tier option for the refractory ICH. Recent studies has analized the role of early DC for pos traumatic ICH. The present study analizes(More)
Thirty four surgical cases of unruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms are presented. There was a male prevalence. 83% of aneurysms was small (< 10 mm). There was a low morbidity related to the surgical treatment. We advise the surgical treatment of unruptured middle cerebral artery aneurysms as first choice to patients with this condition.
  • Meduloblastoma extra-axial, ângulo ponto-cerebelar, +9 authors Viégas Martins
  • 2016
Medulloblastoma is the most common central nervous system tumor in children,1–3 and accounts for 22% of the malignant tumors in the pediatric population.4,5 In the United States, the incidence of this neoplasia is 0.6 per 100,000 patients no more than 14 years old, and accounts for 17% of all brain tumors in this group. There appears to be a bimodal age(More)