Vladimir Tonello de Vasconcelos

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Cardiac diseases are the most common cause of acute arterial emboli, however, cardiac tumors are not as frequent. Cardiac metastases from melanoma are usually silent, and rarely cause symptoms. Only a few reports are found in the literature of metastatic melanoma, causing arterial emboli. Here, we report a case of a cardiac metastasis of melanoma cancer(More)
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE The present study was performed to measure kidney weight and volume among living donors of both sexes in Brazil. DESIGN AND SETTING This was a cross-sectional survey carried out between December 2001 and August 2004. METHODS Kidney transplantations from 219 living donors were analyzed for this study. The kidneys were weighed in(More)
BACKGROUND The timing of surgery for recently symptomatic carotid artery stenosis remains controversial. Early cerebral revascularization may prevent a disabling or fatal ischemic recurrence, but it may also increase the risk of hemorrhagic transformation, or of dislodging a thrombus. This review examined the randomized controlled evidence that addressed(More)
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