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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the quantification of angiogenesis by assessing microvessel density in cervical cancer, comparing the performance of three monoclonal antibodies: anti-CD34 and BNH9, which are still little known markers in cervical neoplasia, and anti-CD31. METHODS Fifty-four consecutive patients diagnosed with stages I and(More)
CONTEXT Meigs' syndrome consists of a benign ovarian tumor accompanied by ascites and hydrothorax. Elevated serum CA 125 levels in postmenopausal women with solid adnexal masses, ascites and pleural effusion are highly suggestive for malignant ovarian tumor. However, patients with Meigs' syndrome can also have elevated serum CA 125 levels. The authors(More)
CD34 is an antigen present in hematopoietic progenitor cells and endothelial cells. Anti-CD34 antibody is a highly sensitive marker for endothelial cell differentiation and has also been studied as a marker for vascular tumors. However, there are few studies relating it to cervical carcinoma. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between(More)
Niemann–Pick disease type C (NPC) is an autosomal recessive neurovisceral lysosomal lipid storage disorder that leads to variable symptoms that include cognitive decline, ataxia, dystonia, cataplexy, vertical supranuclear gaze palsy, and seizures. Currently, there is no specific treatment for NPC other than palliative care. Substrate reduction therapy(More)
To evaluate changes in pulse oximetry readings in patients with cervical carcinoma after the injection of patent blue dye into the uterine cervix for sentinel lymph node detection. Fifty-six patients underwent radical hysterectomy and bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy for the treatment of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage I or II(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyze concordance between preoperative lymphoscintigraphy and intraoperative lymphatic mapping (ILM) for sentinel lymph node identification using technetium 99m-labeled-dextran 500 (99m-Tc) and patent blue dye in patients with early cervical cancer undergoing radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy, as well as to evaluate sentinel(More)
Female patient, 42-years-old, complaining of difficulty in urinating and swelling in the vulvar area for one year. Her gynecological examination showed extensive injury in the vulvar region and the biopsy done was inconclusive. The removal of the lesion was conducted. After the procedure, the patient remains free of recurrence for 15 months. This case(More)
CONTEXT Thecomas are benign tumors that account for less than 1% of all ovarian neoplasms. The association of ovarian thecoma with sclerosing peritonitis is rare. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 33-year-old woman, with a two-month history of increasing abdominal volume. Ultrasound showed a complex pelvic lesion and laboratory analysis detected(More)
INTRODUCTION Randomized studies have shown that screening for breast cancer with mammography reduces the breast cancer mortality. However there are signs of a great inequality in access to mammography in Brazil. OBJECTIVES To analyze the percentage of women who did not undergo mammography according to socioeconomic and demographic variables in women aged(More)