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  1. Linfoma B intravascular: comprometimento bilateral da suprarrenal em paciente adulta jovem / Intravascular large B cell lymphoma: impairment of bilateral adrenal in young woman

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    Marília Sena de, Felipe; Chrystian Junqueira, Alves; Rogerio Estevam, Farias.

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma B intravascular de grandes células (IVLBCL) é uma doença rara caracterizada pela proliferação neoplásica de células linfoides no interior de capilares. Relatamos um caso de IVLBCL em paciente jovem do sexo feminino com comprometimento bilateral da glândula suprarrenal. O exame imuno-histoq [...] uímico confirmou o IVLBCL. A afinidade entre órgãos endócrinos e células linfoides é uma hipótese levantada para explicar a correlação verificada entre o IVLBCL e o comprometimento da glândula suprarrenal. Além disso, a associação entre o IVLBCL e a sintomatologia descrita parece refletir um padrão que poderá auxiliar em um diagnóstico mais eficaz. Abstract in english The Intravascular Large B-cell Lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare disease characterized by neoplastic proliferation of lymphoid cells within capillaries. We report a case of IVLBCL in a young female patient with bilateral involvement of the adrenal gland. Immunohistochemical examination confirmed IVLBCL. T [...] he relationship between endocrine organs and lymphoid cells is a hypothesis to explain the correlation observed between IVLBCL and the involvement of the adrenal gland. Moreover, the association between IVLBCL and the described symptomatology seems to reflect a pattern that may assist in a more effective diagnosis.

  2. Linfoma intravascular do pulmão: A propósito de um caso clínico com boa resposta à terapêutica / Intravascular pulmonary lymphoma with good response to treatment. A case report

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    M, Felizardo; A C, Mendes; A, Fernandes; P, Campos; V, Magalhães; I, Correia; A, Pignatelli; C, Ferreira; R, Sotto-Mayor; A Bugalho de, Almeida.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma intravascular é uma forma muito rara de linfoma não Hodgkin de células grandes B. Caracteriza-se pela proliferação celular tumoral de linfócitos limitada aos pequenos vasos, particularmente nos capilares. Apresentamos o caso de uma doente de 54 anos, não fumadora, que foi admitida no nosso [...] hospital para investigação de um quadro com quatro meses de evolução de febre, sudorese nocturna, emagrecimento não quantificado e dispneia progressiva. Ao exame objectivo apresentava-se febril, taquicárdica e polipneica. Analiticamente, destacava-se anemia, leucocitose e LDH elevada. Gasometria arterial - FiO2 1 l/m: PaO2-63,6 mm Hg. A telerradiografia de tórax revelava infiltado intersticial difuso. Foram excluídas todas as causas de febre de origem indeterminada. O diagnóstico foi realizado por biópsia pulmonar cirúrgica e foi prescrita terapêutica citostática combinada e rituximab com boa resposta clínica. Relatamos o caso pela dificuldade diagnóstica e pela boa resposta à terapêutica. Abstract in english Intravascular lymphoma is a very rare form of large B cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, characterised by the presence of lymphoma cells in the lumina of small vessels only, particulary in the capillaries. We report a 54 year-old female non-smoker, admitted to hospital for further examination of a four mo [...] nth long clinical condition involving high fever, night sweats, unqualified weight loss and progressive dyspnea. Patient’s temperature was 38.5 ºC, pulse 100/min and respiratory 22 cycles/min. Patient’s haemoglobin was 9.4g/dL, she had leukocytosis, elevated LDH and arterial blood gas analysis with moderate hypoxaemia (FiO2 1l/m: PaO2-63.6 mm Hg). Chest X-ray revealed diffuse interstitial changes. All the possible causes of unknown origin fever were excluded. Diagnosis was made through lung biopsy and treatment with combined chemotherapy and rituximab was prescribed leading to a 48 hours clinical remission. We present this case to show how difficult this diagnosis can be and how a good response to therapy is possible.

  3. High grade primary adrenal intravascular large B-cell lymphoma manifesting as Addison disease / Linfoma intravascular de alto grado de células B grandes y origen suprarrenal que se manifiesta en forma de enfermedad de Addison

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    J., Venizelos; D., Tamiolakis; M., Lambropoulou; G., Alexiadis; G., Petrakis; N., Papadopoulos.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Publicamos el caso poco frecuente de un varón de 68 años de edad que debutó con insuficiencia adrenal y fue diagnosticado de linfoma de alto grado de células B grandes ubicado principalmente en las glándulas suprarrenales. Al paciente le administraron quimioterapia adicional, pero falleció 7 meses d [...] espués de infección pulmonar. El linfoma intravascular debe sospecharse en los pacientes con masas suprarrenales bilaterales que presenten insuficiencia adrenal rápidamente progresiva. Abstract in english We report a rare case of a 68 aged male who presented with adrenal failure and was diagnosed of high grade large B-cell lymphoma primarily arising in the adrenal glands. The patient was administrated with additional chemotherapy but he passed away 7 months later due to infection in the lungs. Intrav [...] ascular lymphoma should be suspected in patients with bilateral adrenal masses who present with rapidly progressive adrenal insufficiency.

  4. Primary lymphoma of the liver treated by extended hepatectomy and chemotherapy: a case report Linfoma primário do fígado tratado por hepatectomia ampliada e quimioterapia: relato de caso

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    Eleazar Chaib

    2002-09-01

    Full Text Available Primary lymphoma of the liver is an extremely rare entity. A case of anaplastic large B-cell (both CD-20 and lambda positive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that was confined to the liver in a 33-year-old man is reported. The patient was treated with an extended right hepatectomy and combination chemotherapy: cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisone. The patient was disease free 24 months after the procedure.O linfoma primário do fígado é uma entidade extremamente rara. Os autores relatam um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin de células B grandes anaplásicas (positivo para CD-20 e Lambda em um paciente do sexo masculino de 33 anos. O tumor estava localizado no lobo hepático direito e foi tratado por hepatectomia direita ampliada e quimioterapia pós-operatória com ciclofosfamida, adriamicina, vincristina e prednisone. Vinte quatro meses de seguimento o paciente encontra-se sem recidiva tumoral.

  5. Linfoma no Hodgkin secundario a inmunosupresión por transplate renal tratado con quimioterapia

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    Ámbar, Guzmán; Hugo, Ruíz; Oneida, Parra; Carmen, Umbría; Angelo, Garofalo; Luisa, González; Karen, Kubicek.

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Los síndromes linfoproliferativos posterior a trasplante renal incluyen un grupo de enfermedades linfoides que por definición se presentan después del mismo en un órgano sólido o en la médula ósea y están en relación con la terapia inmunosupresora administrada. La probabilidad de desarroll [...] ar una neoplasia maligna en un receptor de trasplante renal seguido a lo largo de 17 años, es de un 14 % para cánceres no cutáneos, de un 47 % en los carcinomas de piel y un 55 % para cualquier tipo de cáncer. MÉTODO: En este trabajo se describe un caso poco común de un paciente de 40 años con insuficiencia renal crónica secundario a hipertensión arterial en hemodiálisis, quien se le realizó trasplante renal de cadáver en el 2007, presentando alteración de función renal con masa palpable en fosa ilíaca derecha, en tratamiento con inmunosupresores. RESULTADOS: El examen histopatológico de la biopsia reportó: desorden linfoproliferativo posterior a trasplante con inmunohistoquímica positivo para CD20, CD79 en células linfoides B y CD45 en células linfoides T. Estudios de extensión metástasis en mediastino concluyéndose como: linfoma no Hodgkin inmunofenotipo B CD20+ estadio IV extra nodal renal con metástasis en mediastino superior mayo/2009 IPI score alto riesgo secundario a trasplante renal. Recibió tratamiento con R-CHOP obteniéndose respuesta oncológica completa, demostrado por CT-PET, actualmente libre de enfermedad, en controles nefrológicos. CONCLUSIÓN: Se debe vigilar cualquier alteración clínica, ya que un rechazo de trasplante se puede confundir con una patología oncológica. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: The posterior transplant lymph syndrome proliferative disorders include a group of renal lymphoid diseases by definition are present after a solid organ transplant or in bone marrow and are related to immunosuppressive therapy administered. The likelihood of developing a malignancy renal [...] transplant recipient followed over the 17 years is 14 % for the non-skin cancers, 47 % in the carcinomas of the skin and 55 % for any type of cancer. METHOD: In this work we describes a rare case of a 40 year old patient with chronic renal failure secondary to arterial hypertension in hemodialysis, who underwent cadaveric renal transplant in 2007, the patient presented impaired renal function with palpable mass in right iliac fosse, in treatment with immune suppressants. RESULTS: The histopathology examination of the biopsy reported, posterior transplant with lymphoproliferative disorder with immunohistochemistry positive for CD20, CD79 on B lymphoid cells and CD45 on T lymphoid cells, the extension studies concluding that the mediastinal metastases were: Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma immunophenotyping B extranodal CD20 + stage IV renal with metastases in the superior mediastinum IPI score May/2009 classified how secondary to high risk renal transplantation. The patient was treated with R-CHOP we obtained a oncology complete response, as demonstrated by CT-PET, and currently free of disease, in nephrology controls. CONCLUSION: It should monitor any clinical manifestation in the treatment of this kind of patients and served as a rejection of transplant can be confused with metastatic brain tumor.

  6. Linfoma de Hodgkin óseo

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    Marianella, Maiche; María, Piñeyrúa; Victoria, Perroni; Gabriela, Alliaume; Ruben, Martínez.

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Introdução: os linfomas ósseos são pouco freqüentes e o inicio de um linfoma de Hodgkin com compressão medular é raro e para seu diagnóstico é necessário contar com um alto índice de suspeita. Na literatura estão descritos menos de dez casos com essas características. Material e método: apres [...] enta-se o caso clínico de um paciente de sexo masculino de 37 anos que, depois de meses com dor na coluna lombar com sintomas constitucionais apresenta paraparesia de membros inferiores; a avaliação com radiografia tomografia e ressonância da coluna mostrou destruição e compressão de vértebras lombares com compromisso medular realizando-se cirurgia para estabilização da coluna. A biopsia óssea mostrou infiltrado inflamatório com fibrose não específica; o paciente foi tratado com antibióticos e posteriormente recebeu tratamento antituberculoso. Na evolução observou-se o aparecimento de conglomerados adenopáticos superficiais e profundos; a biopsia de gânglio axilar levou ao diagnóstico de linfoma de Hodgkin. Realizou-se uma revisão bibliográfica de linfoma de Hodgkin ósseo e sua apresentação com compressão de medula. Resultados: o paciente foi tratado com radioterapia e quimioterapia com evolução clínica boa, com resolução radiológica das lesões ósseas e persistência da tumoração parotídea, razão pela qual recebeu radioterapia. O compromisso ósseo no linfoma de Hodgkin não é um fator independente de mal prognóstico e não se deve extrapolar ao compromisso da medula óssea na doença avançada. Conclusão: os linfomas ósseos são pouco frequentes, porém podem começar com compromisso ósseo e com compressão medular. Muitas vezes, se não há suspeita da doença, o diagnóstico da biopsia óssea pode ser infiltrado inflamatório inespecífico com elementos de fibrose e nessa situação devemos suspeitar de linfoma ósseo. O tratamento habitual é a combinação de radioterapia e quimioterapia com bom prognóstico funcional e vital, pois o compromisso ósseo não é um fator de predição independente de mal prognóstico. Abstract in spanish Introducción: los linfomas óseos son infrecuentes y el debut del linfoma de Hodgkin como compresión medular es excepcional y requiere para su diagnóstico alto índice de sospecha. Se describen menos de diez casos en la literatura con esta presentación. Material y método: se presenta el caso clínico d [...] e un paciente de sexo masculino de 37 años que tras meses de dolor en columna lumbar con síntomas constitucionales, instala paraparesia de miembros inferiores siendo valorado con radiografía, tomografía y resonancia de columna que muestran destrucción y aplastamiento vertebral lumbar con compromiso medular, por lo cual se interviene quirúrgicamente para estabilización de columna. La biopsia ósea muestra infiltrado inflamatorio con fibrosis no específico y recibe tratamiento antibiótico y posteriormente tratamiento antituberculoso. En la evolución instala conglomerados adenopáticos superficiales y profundos, lográndose el diagnóstico de linfoma de Hodgkin a través de la biopsia de ganglio axilar. Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica del linfoma de Hodgkin óseo y su presentación como compresión medular. Resultados: el paciente recibe tratamiento combinado de radioterapia y quimioterapia con buena evolución clínica, con resolución radiológica de las lesiones óseas y persistencia de tumoración parotidea, por lo que recibe radioterapia. El compromiso óseo en el linfoma de Hodgkin no constituye un factor independiente de mal pronóstico y no debe extrapolarse al compromiso de la médula ósea en la enfermedad avanzada. Conclusión: los linfomas óseos son infrecuentes, pero la enfermedad puede debutar con el compromiso óseo y manifestarse como compresión medular. La biopsia ósea, si no se sospecha la enfermedad, muchas veces es informada como infiltrado inflamatorio inespecífico con elementos de fibrosis y es en esa situación en la cual debemos elevar la sospecha de linfom

  7. Linfoma Gástrico Primario

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    Fernando, Barreda B; Regina, Gómez P; Dolly, Quispe L; Juvenal, Sánchez L; Juan, Combe G; Luis, Casanova M; Juan, Celis Z.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El Linfoma Gástrico Primario es una entidad infrecuente dentro de las neoplasias que afectan el estómago. La histología del Linfoma Gástrico Primario es variada y adquiere connotación especial el Linfoma a células B de la zona marginal extranodal, por su potencial remisión con la antib [...] ioticoterapia. Objetivos: Apreciar las características clínicas de los pacientes con Linfoma Gástrico Primario, los hallazgos endoscópicos más relevantes, identificar los factores que influencian la supervivencia y evaluar los efectos de la terapia. Material y métodos: El presente estudio es de tipo observacional, analítico y de corte transversal, se realizó en 169 pacientes con diagnóstico histológico de Linfoma Gástrico que fueron atendidos en el Instituto Especializado de Enfermedades Neoplásicas, Lima-Perú, desde Enero de 1995 a Diciembre del 2000. Para el estadiaje se utilizó el sistema Ann Arbor modificado por Musshoff y la histología de acuerdo a la clasificación REAL-WHO. El análisis estadístico incluyó el t de student y el chi cuadrado. La supervivencia fue consignada con las curvas de Kaplan Meier y los factores pronóstico con el test de regresión de Cox. Resultados: La muestra es representativa de pacientes de la Costa Peruana. La edad promedio es 55 años, con discreta predominancia del sexo femenino (54.4%). Los signos y síntomas son inespecíficos. El estadio clínico I-II corresponde al 75% de los pacientes. El patrón endoscópico de lesiones ulceradas múltiples es característico del Linfoma Gástrico. El 71% de los pacientes con Linfoma a células B de la zona marginal extranodal tuvieron remisión completa de la enfermedad con antibióticoterapia (5/7). El tipo histológico del Linfoma Gástrico en los 169 pacientes fue el siguiente: Linfoma a células B grande difuso 137 pacientes, Linfoma a células B de la zona marginal extra nodal 16 pacientes, Linfoma a células T periférico 6 pacientes, Linfoma a células grandes T anaplásico 3 pacientes, Linfoma no determinado 3 pacientes, Linfoma a células del manto 2 pacientes, Linfoma a células T del adulto 1 paciente y Linfoma folicular 1 paciente. La sobrevida global a 36 meses fue de 61.34%, la supervivencia de acuerdo al tipo histológico fue del 92.31% para Los Linfomas a células B de la zona marginal extranodal, del 62.21% para los Linfomas a células B grande difuso y del 29.63% para los Linfomas a células T. La sobrevida a 36 meses en pacientes con estadio clínico I-II que fueron tratados con quimioterapia fue del 82.16%, con cirugía fue del 71.89% y con cirugía más quimioterapia fue del 70.39%, mostrando los 3 grupos resultados semejantes (p: 0.6530). Los grupos catalogados de acuerdo al índice internacional, mostraron una clara diferencia entre ellos (p: 0.0000). El análisis univariado reveló que el Zubrod (p: 0.0000), el DHL (p: 0.0073), la remisión de la enfermedad (p: 0.0000), el estadio (p: 0.0000), el tratamiento (p: 0.0000), y la localización (p: 0.0000), tuvieron significancia estadística. El análisis multivariado mostró que en el modelo de regresión de Cox, la remisión (OR: 13.342, p: 0.0000), y la localización (OR: 2.375, p: 0.041), se encuentran dentro de la ecuación de dicha función. Conclusiones: Las lesiones ulceradas múltiples son características del Linfoma Gástrico. Se demuestra remisión de enfermedad en el Linfoma a células B de la zona marginal extranodal con antibioticoterapia (5/7). La quimioterapia en pacientes con EC I-II, alcanza resultados de supervivencia semejantes a la cirugía y a la combinación de ambas. Se confirma la validez del índice internacional y se demuestra en el análisis multivariado que la remisión y la localización de la enfermedad tienen significancia estadística. Abstract in english Introduction: Primary Gastric Lymphoma is an uncommon malignancy among gastric malignancies. Histology of the Primary Gastric Lymphoma is varied and the extranodal marginal zone B-cells lymphoma is specially significant on account of its potent

  8. Primary lymphoma of the liver treated by extended hepatectomy and chemotherapy: a case report Linfoma primário do fígado tratado por hepatectomia ampliada e quimioterapia: relato de caso

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    Eleazar Chaib; Katia Ramos Moreira Leite; Willian Abrão Saad; Joaquim Gama-Rodrigues

    2002-01-01

    Primary lymphoma of the liver is an extremely rare entity. A case of anaplastic large B-cell (both CD-20 and lambda positive) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that was confined to the liver in a 33-year-old man is reported. The patient was treated with an extended right hepatectomy and combination chemotherapy: cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine, and prednisone. The patient was disease free 24 months after the procedure.O linfoma primário do fígado é uma entidade extremamente rara. Os autores re...

  9. Estudo prospectivo e randomizado de pacientes tratados com e sem stents revestidos com carbeto de silício amorfo para a prevenção da reestenose coronariana. Avaliação ultra-sonográfica / Randomized intravascular ultrasound comparison between endoprostheses with and without amorphous silicon-carbide

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    Luiz Fernando Leite, Tanajura; J. Eduardo M. R., Sousa; Amanda G. M. R., Sousa; Alexandre, Abizaid; João Eduardo T., Paula; Mariano, Albertal; Fausto, Feres; Luiz Alberto P., Mattos; Rodolfo, Staico; Ibraim M.F., Pinto.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: A reestenose intra-stent é a maior limitação das intervenções coronárias percutâneas. O carbeto de silício amorfo (SiC-a), substância antitrombótica e antiinflamatória capaz de reduzir a deposição de fibrina, plaquetas e leucócitos sobre o stent, apresenta potencial de prevenir a hiperplas [...] ia neo-intimal e a reestenose. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo, randomizado e tipo rótulo aberto comparando pacientes com doença coronariana tratados com e sem stents revestidos com o SiC-a, utilizando a angiografia quantitativa e o ultra-som intracoronário. Foram incluídos 100 pacientes (50 em cada grupo) a fim de mensurar o volume de hiperplasia neo-intimal intra-stent/extremidades. Como os stents comparados apresentavam extensões diferentes, o volume de hiperplasia foi analisado em valores absolutos (por paciente) e relativos (por milímetro de extensão do stent). Avaliaram-se ainda os eventos cardíacos maiores e os resultados da angiografia quantitativa. RESULTADOS: Os grupos apresentaram características de base semelhantes. Todos os pacientes foram tratados com sucesso. No 6° mês de evolução foram reestudados 94% dos casos dos dois grupos, obtendo-se ultra-som em 92%. O volume de hiperplasia neo-intimal absoluto foi significativamente maior nos tratados com os stents revestidos (51.2 DP 18.8 mm³ vs 41.9 DP 16.4 mm³; p=0.014), porém o relativo foi semelhante (2.9 DP 1.0 mm³/mm stent vs 2.5 DP 0.9 mm³/mm stent; p=0.108). A obstrução volumétrica da luz também foi similar (36.4 DP 11.1% vs 37.9 DP 10.9%; p=0.505). O diâmetro mínimo da luz (1.9 DP 0.7 mm vs 1.8 DO 0.6 mm; p=0.552), a reestenose (19.1% vs 17%; p>0.999) e a revascularização do vaso-alvo (16% vs 14%; p>0.999) não diferiram. CONCLUSÃO: Os stents revestidos apresentaram resultados clínicos, angiográficos e ultra-sonográficos similares aos controles. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: In-stent restenosis remains a major limitation following coronary stent implantation. Amorphous silicon-carbide (a-SiC) coating has been shown to improve stent biocompatibility, therefore, reducing local inflammation and thrombus generation. Due to the latter, a-SiC coating might have an [...] impact on the prevention of neointimal hyperplasia (NIH) and restenosis. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, open-label trial compared a-SiC-coated (group A) versus uncoated (group B) stent implantation in de novo lesions. We included 100 patients (50 patients in each group) and the primary end-point was in-stent volume of NIH measured by intravascular ultrasound. RESULTS: All patients underwent successful stent deployment. Although absolute NIH volume was greater in A (51.2 mm³ SD 18.8 mm³ versus 41.9 mm³ SD 16.4 mm³; P = 0.014), relative (divided per mm of stent length) NIH volume was similar (2.9 mm³/mm stent SD 1.0 mm³/mm stent versus 2.5 mm³/mm stent SD 0.9 mm³/mm stent; P = 0.108). Late loss, restenosis, and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were similar. CONCLUSION: A-SiC-coated stents did not reduce either NIH or MACE at long-term follow-up.

  10. Intravascular lymphomatosis

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    Lui, P C W; Wong, G K C; Poon, W S; Tse, G M K

    2003-01-01

    Intravascular lymphomatosis (IVL) is a rare angiotrophic large cell lymphoma producing vascular occlusion of arterioles, capillaries, and venules. Antigenic phenotyping shows that these lymphomas are mostly of B cell type, and less commonly T cell or Ki-1 lymphomas. The central nervous system and skin are the two most commonly affected organs; patients usually present with progressive encephalopathy with mental status changes and focal neurological deficits and skin petechia, purpura, plaques...

  11. Linfoma renal primario / Primary renal lymphoma

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    J.R., Torrecilla García-Ripoll; M., Pascual Samaniego; S., Martín Blanco; J., Rivera Ferro; J.I., Peral Martínez; E., Fernández del Busto.

    2003-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Presentar un caso de linfoma renal primario. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Estudiamos el caso clínico de un paciente en el que se descubrió una masa renal, con el diagnóstico anatomopatológico de linfoma renal primario. RESULTADOS: Se trata de un paciente de 78 años de edad que acudió a nuestra cons [...] ulta por dolor en fosa renal derecha. Al realizar varias pruebas complementarias se llegó al diagnóstico de masa renal derecha, cuyo estudio anatomopatológico tras punción-biopsia reveló un linfoma difuso de células B, siendo tratado con ciclos de quimioterapia sistémica según la pauta CHOP. CONCLUSIONES: El linfoma renal primario es una entidad rara y cuestionada por muchos autores. En la práctica clínica se presenta de modo similar al resto de tumores renales, por lo que su diagnóstico debe ser histológico. El tratamiento de elección es la quimioterapia sistémica con la combinación CHOP. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of primary renal lymphoma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We presents a patient with a right renal mass which histological analysis revealed a non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. RESULTS: A 78-year-old male patient with right flank pain mass was referred to our Service. He was diagnosed of re [...] nal mass by imaging studies. Inmunohistochemical investigations revealed a B-cell-type lymphoma. He received combination chemotherapy with CHOP. CONCLUSIONS: Primary renal lymphoma is a rare disease whose existence has been questioned, because the kidney does not normally contain lymphoid tissue. Its clinical presentation is like any other renal tumor and its definitive diagnosis is by histology. Elective treatment is chemotherapy (CHOP).

  12. Tratamiento del linfoma cutáneo de células T con bexaroteno a dosis bajas en combinación con fototerapia o interferon alfa: comunicación de ocho casos tratados en el Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, 2003-2007, Lima, Perú / Therapy for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma using low-dose bexarotene combined with phototherapy or alpha-interferon: Report of eight cases treated in Hospital Nacional Edgardo Rebagliati-Martins, Lima, Peru between 2003 and 2007

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    Brady, Beltrán Gárate; Antonio, Paredes Arcos; Celia, Moisés Alfaro; Gadwin, Sanchez Félix; Luis, Riva Gonzales; Fernando, Hurtado de Mendoza; Esther, Cotrina Montenegro; Renzo, Rojas.

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: bexaroteno es un rexinoide aprobado en el tratamiento de estadios tempranos y avanzados del linfoma cutáneo de células T (LCCT). Caso Clínico: el presente reporte de casos mostramos los resultados del empleo de bexaroteno en dosis bajas más fototerapia o Interferon alfa 9 millones en e [...] l tratamiento del LCCT. Ocho pacientes fueron tratados, cinco fueron Micosis fungoides, dos Linfoma Epidermotrópico CD8 agresivo y uno fue un Síndrome Sézary. La respuesta global fue del 62.5% (5/8) y la duración media de respuesta fue de 20 meses. El bexaroteno en dosis bajas en combinación a fototerapia o interferon alfa 2a puede ser efectivo en el tratamiento del LCCT. Abstract in english Introduction: Bexarotene is a rexinoid compound that is approved for use in the therapy for early and advanced stage cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL). Clinical Cases: We present in this report the results of the use of low-dose bexarotene plus phototherapy or alpha-interferon, nine million units, in [...] the treatment of CTCL. Eight patients were treated, five had mycosis fungoides, two had CD-8 epidermothropic aggressive lymphoma. The overall response rate was 62.5% (5/8), and the mean duration of response was 20 months. Low-dose bexarotene combined with phototherapy or alpha-interferon may be effective in the treatment of CTCL.

  13. Tumor intracardíaco como presentación de leiomiomatosis intravascular / Intracardiac tumor as presentation of Intravascular leiomyomatosis

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    Javier, Labbé; Andrés, Pumarino; Gerardo, Valdivia; Julio, Ibarra; Lorenzo, Merello; Manuel, Quiroz.

    Full Text Available Presentamos un caso de leiomiomatosis intravascular que se extiende a cavidades cardiacas derechas, siendo tratado mediante cirugía en un tiempo. [...] Abstract in english We present a case of an intravenous leiomyomatosis extending into the right cardiac chambers, which was treated by one stage surgery. [...

  14. Linfoma de Burkitt / Burkitt lymphoma

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    Fernando, Sierra Arego; Carlos Michel, López Rodríguez.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma de Burkitt es un tipo de linfoma no Hodgkin, no frecuente en Cuba, pues es endémico de África Central. Diagnosticar uno en nuestro país siempre es significativo, por lo que conocerlo es importante. [...] Abstract in english The Burkitt lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma infrequent in Cuba since it is endemic of Central Africa. The diagnosis of one in our country always is significant, thus it is important to know it. [...

  15. Transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas em linfoma Hodgkin Stem cell transplantation in Hodgkin lymphoma

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    Rosane I. Bittencourt; Laura Fogliato; Alessandra Paz; Mair P. Souza; Decio Lerner

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    O linfoma Hodgkin(LH) é uma malignidade hematológica que conta com um armamentário terapêutico selecionado de acordo com o estadiamento e a classificação prognóstica de cada doente. A sobrevida dos pacientes tratados para o LH clássico vem aumentando significativamente, com taxas de cura entre 80%-85%. Entretanto, 20%-25% são refratários aos tratamentos iniciais e cerca de 30% recaem após ter alcançado resposta completa. Os pacientes considerados com falha à terapia de primeira linha ainda tê...

  16. Linfoma não Hodgkin gástrico Gastric non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    Renata O. Costa; Abrahão E Hallack Neto; Dalton A. F Chamone; Vera Lúcia Aldred; Luis F. Pracchia; Juliana Pereira

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    Os linfomas extralinfonodais representam aproximadamente 1/3 de todos os linfomas não Hodgkin (LNH) e, embora possam ter início em qualquer tecido, mais frequentemente acometem o trato gastrointestinal, sendo o estômago o órgão responsável pela grande maioria dos casos. Os linfomas primários gástricos são comumente LNH, sendo representados em mais de 95% dos casos pelo linfoma difuso de grandes células B e pelo linfoma MALT (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue). De evolução indolente, o linfoma...

  17. Linfoma primario de hueso con afectación multicéntrica

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    Marcelo Graziadio

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es una enfermedad infrecuente, que tiene una presentación y evolución diferente a los linfomas de otras localizaciones. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario de hueso de localización craneana y esternal de rápido crecimiento. En su evolución, realizada la exéresis de la lesión primaria de calota, presentó aparición de nuevas lesiones de rápido crecimiento a nivel craneano y fémur y progresión de lesión preesternal que, con anatomía patológica de linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes B, inició R-CHOPP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona y rituximab con rápida disminución de todas las lesiones sin evidencia de progresión al cabo de los seis ciclos.

  18. Linfoma primario de pulmón: Serie de casos / Primary pulmonary lymphoma: A case serie

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    JULIO C, VILLARROEL S; MÁXIMO, ROMANCZUK; ESTEBAN J, WAINSTEIN; MARCOS, LAS HERAS; EDUARDO L, DE VITO; GRACIELA, SVETLIZA; JUAN A, PRECERUTTI.

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    Full Text Available Los linfomas primarios de pulmón (LPP) son infrecuentes. Sus manifestaciones clínicas y las imágenes son inespecíficas. El retraso diagnóstico puede ser considerable. Objetivo: Analizar los LPP durante el período 2003-2013 en nuestra institución. Sobre 1892 linfomas, 4 fueron LPP (0,21%): 1) linfoma [...] no Hodgkin (n = 2); 2) linfoma Hodgkin (n= 1); 3) linfoma intravascular pulmonar (n = 1). Las manifestaciones clínicas y radiológicas fueron inespecíficas (masa pulmonar y derrame pleural, consolidación con broncograma aéreo y cavitación o bien ausencia de lesiones). Los métodos diagnósticos fueron: 1) punción guiada bajo TAC; 2) videotoracoscopía (VATS) y 3) VATS orientada por PET (tomografia por emisión de positrones) y 4) toracotomía. El tiempo entre la consulta inicial hasta el diagnóstico fue de 45 a 90 días. Este reporte confirma la baja incidencia de LPP, y sus manifestaciones clínicas y radiologías poco específicas. Esto puede contribuir a las demoras en el diagnóstico. El PETpuede mejorar el rendimiento diagnóstico, en especial en ausencia de compromiso pulmonar radiológico evidente. Abstract in english Primary Pulmonary Lymphomas (LPP) are infrequent and their clinical manifestations and images are usually nonspecific. Diagnostic delay may be important. The objective of this study was to analyze the LLP in our institution. Between 2003 and 2013, over 1,892 lymphomas were analyzed in our institutio [...] n. Only 4 of them (0.21% incidence) were detected as LPP: Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (n = 2), Hodgkin's Lymphoma (n = 1), and Intravascular Pulmonary Lymphoma (n = 1). Clinical manifestations of the 4 cases presented were unspecific: 1) pulmonary mass and pleural effusion; 2) consolidation with air bronchogram and cavitations; 3) normal images and 4) pulmonary mass. Given these clinical settings, 4 diagnostic methods were used: 1) Computed Tomography-Guided Puncture, 2) Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS); 3) VATS guided by positron emission tomography (PET) and 4) thoracotomy. Hence, diagnosis was successfully made between 45 to 90 days from the initial consultation. This report confirms the low incidence of LPP, and its unspecific clinical and radiographic manifestations that may cause delay in diagnosis. PET can contribute to improve diagnostic performance, especially in patients without apparent lung involvement.

  19. Primary Non-Hodgkins lymphoma of the parotid gland Linfomas malignos primários nas glandulas salivares

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    Francesco Dispenza

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Primary malignant lymphomas in the salivary glands are relatively rare. Clinical presentation is not characteristic and the disease is often overlooked resulting in diagnosis and treatment delays. AIM: To stress the importance of the diagnostic process and combined management, we present a series of eight patients with malignant lymphoma of the parotid who were diagnosed only after surgery and managed with radiation and chemotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective series of patients with primary malignant lymphoma of the parotid gland managed with radiotherapy and diagnostic surgical partial resection. RESULTS: After treatment completion we achieved a loco-regional control rate of 87.5%. Toxicity was charted according to the Common Toxicity Criteria and it was seen in six patients (75%. Six patients are still alive without evidence of recurrent disease in their last follow-up. CONCLUSION: Our study confirms that primary early stage Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma of the parotid gland is a disease with an excellent prognosis and a good local control rate, with minimal morbidity.Linfomas primários das glândulas salivares são relativamente raros. Sua apresentação clínica não écaracterística e, frequentemente, a doença passa despercebida, resultando em atrasos no diagnóstico e tratamento. OBJETIVO: Enfatizar a importância do diagnóstico e tratamento combinado. Apresentamos uma casuística de oito pacientes com linfoma maligno da parótida, que foram diagnosticados somente após a cirurgia e tratados com radio e quimioterapia. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de pacientes com linfoma maligno primário da glândula parótida, tratados com radioterapia e ressecção cirúrgica parcial diagnóstica. RESULTADOS: Após a conclusão do tratamento, atingimos uma taxa de controle loco-regional de 87,5%. A toxicidade foi classificada de acordo com os Critérios Comuns de Toxicidade e afetou seis pacientes (75%. Seis pacientes ainda estão vivos, sem evidência de doença na mais recente consulta de acompanhamento. CONCLUSÃO: Nosso estudo confirma que o Linfoma primário Não-Hodgkin em estágios iniciais da glândula parótida é uma doença com excelente prognóstico e boa taxa de controle local, com mínima morbidade.

  20. Primary Non-Hodgkins lymphoma of the parotid gland / Linfomas malignos primários nas glandulas salivares

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    Francesco, Dispenza; Giuseppe, Cicero; Gianluca, Mortellaro; Donatella, Marchese; Gautham, Kulamarva; Carlo, Dispenza.

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    Full Text Available Linfomas primários das glândulas salivares são relativamente raros. Sua apresentação clínica não écaracterística e, frequentemente, a doença passa despercebida, resultando em atrasos no diagnóstico e tratamento. OBJETIVO: Enfatizar a importância do diagnóstico e tratamento combinado. Apresentamos um [...] a casuística de oito pacientes com linfoma maligno da parótida, que foram diagnosticados somente após a cirurgia e tratados com radio e quimioterapia. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo de pacientes com linfoma maligno primário da glândula parótida, tratados com radioterapia e ressecção cirúrgica parcial diagnóstica. RESULTADOS: Após a conclusão do tratamento, atingimos uma taxa de controle loco-regional de 87,5%. A toxicidade foi classificada de acordo com os Critérios Comuns de Toxicidade e afetou seis pacientes (75%). Seis pacientes ainda estão vivos, sem evidência de doença na mais recente consulta de acompanhamento. CONCLUSÃO: Nosso estudo confirma que o Linfoma primário Não-Hodgkin em estágios iniciais da glândula parótida é uma doença com excelente prognóstico e boa taxa de controle local, com mínima morbidade. Abstract in english Primary malignant lymphomas in the salivary glands are relatively rare. Clinical presentation is not characteristic and the disease is often overlooked resulting in diagnosis and treatment delays. AIM: To stress the importance of the diagnostic process and combined management, we present a series of [...] eight patients with malignant lymphoma of the parotid who were diagnosed only after surgery and managed with radiation and chemotherapy. METHODS: Retrospective series of patients with primary malignant lymphoma of the parotid gland managed with radiotherapy and diagnostic surgical partial resection. RESULTS: After treatment completion we achieved a loco-regional control rate of 87.5%. Toxicity was charted according to the Common Toxicity Criteria and it was seen in six patients (75%). Six patients are still alive without evidence of recurrent disease in their last follow-up. CONCLUSION: Our study confirms that primary early stage Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma of the parotid gland is a disease with an excellent prognosis and a good local control rate, with minimal morbidity.

  1. Intravascular lesions of the hand

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    Duke Wayne H

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Intravascular lesions of the hand comprise reactive and neoplastic entities. The clinical diagnosis of such lesions is often difficult, and usually requires pathologic examination. We present the largest series to date of intravascular lesions affecting the hand. Methods A retrospective review of intravascular (arterial and venous lesions involving the hand was conducted. Data regarding clinicopathologic findings were analyzed. Results We identified 10 patients with intravascular lesions of their hands including thromboemboli (n = 3, reactive intravascular conditions such as papillary endothelial hyperplasia or Masson's tumor (n = 2 and fasciitis (n = 1, as well as vascular neoplasms including pyogenic granuloma (n = 2 and angioleiomyoma (n = 2. Conclusion Blood vessel injury and/or venous thrombosis may predispose to several intravascular lesions of the hand. Recognition of reactive entities from neoplastic conditions is important.

  2. Linfomatosis intravascular de presentación pulmonar / Intravascular lymphomatosis presenting in the lung

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    J.M., Sastre; R., Folgado; O., Burges; Mª.D., Zaragoza; V., Oliver.

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un caso de linfomatosis intravascular cuyas primeras manifestaciones clínicas fueron síntomas pulmonares (tos no productiva, hipoxia y patrón radiológico reticulointersticial), seguidas de fiebre de origen desconocido y síndrome confusional. El diagnóstico se obtuvo mediante estudio hist [...] ológico e inmunohistoquímico postmortem, observándose en el pulmón tabiques alveolares engrosados por la presencia de células atípicas en el interior de los capilares que también ocupaban las luces de pequeños vasos, evidenciándose de forma aislada salida de las mismas al estroma fibroso perivascular y peribronquial. Las técnicas inmunohistoquímicas sobre cortes en parafina revelaron en las células tumorales positividad para CD45 (Antígeno Leucocitario Común) y para CD20 (Marcador Pan-B), siendo negativas para CD45-Ro (Marcador Pan-T) y para el marcador endotelial CD34, inmunofenotipo de Linfoma Difuso Angiotropo de Células Grandes B, confirmándose por reordenación de cadenas pesadas de inmunoglobulinas (IgH). Se revisan las características principales de esta entidad, en especial sus manifestaciones pulmonares y la necesidad de incluirla en el diagnóstico diferencial procesos de apariencia clínica sistémica. Abstract in english A case of intravascular lymphomatosis with predominant symptoms in the lung (cough and interstitial pulmonary infiltrates) is presented. Fever and confusion were lateness symptoms. Examination postmortem established the diagnosis. In the lung alveolar walls, small arterioles and the capillaries were [...] occupied by atypical cells positives for CD45 and CD20, leukocyte and pan-B markers, and negatives for CD45-Ro and CD34, pan-T and endothelial markers. The main characteristics and the lung participation of this entity were reviewed.

  3. Coagulación intravascular diseminada = Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Arango Barrientos, Marcos

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available La coagulación intravascular diseminada (CID es una entidad clínica frecuente que se presenta como fenómeno secundario a diversas enfermedades entre las cuales se destacan las infecciones graves, las neoplasias y las catástrofes obstétricas. Se caracteriza por una activación difusa y simultánea de los sistemas endógenos de la coagulación y la fibrinólisis. El depósito de pequeños trombos en la circulación conduce finalmente a disfunción orgánica múltiple y en algunos casos a la muerte. Las manifestaciones clínicas pueden incluir fenómenos trombóticos y hemorrágicos. Se ha propuesto un puntaje de fácil aplicación para simplificar el diagnóstico de la entidad. El tratamiento incluye el control específico de la causa subyacente que favorece la aparición de la CID, el soporte con hemoderivados en pacientes con manifestaciones de sangrado y la anticoagulación terapéutica en pacientes con trombosis mayores. El desarrollo de CID es un factor pronóstico adverso que aumenta significativamente la tasa de mortalidad. En este artículo de revisión se incluyen los siguientes aspectos de la CID: historia, epidemiología, clasificación, entidades asociadas, fisiopatología, clínica, diagnóstico, tratamiento y pronóstico.

  4. Linfoma de Burkitt oral: relato de caso / Oral Burkitt's lymphoma: case report

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    Roseana de Almeida, Freitas; Simone Souza Lobão Veras, Barros; Lêda Bezerra, Quinderé.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma de Burkitt é um raro e agressivo tipo de linfoma não-Hodgkin pobremente diferenciado. O presente relato trata de uma criança do sexo masculino, com sete anos de idade, que foi examinada na Clínica de Odontopediatria do Departamento de Odontologia da UFRN, exibindo uma massa tumoral na regi [...] ão de pré-molares mandibulares com mobilidade dentária. O exame radiográfico revelou uma área radiolúcida difusa e o diagnóstico histopatológico foi de linfoma de Burkitt. O paciente foi tratado por poliquimioterapia e obteve completa remissão da patologia. Abstract in english Burkitt's lymphoma is a poorly differentiated rare and aggressive type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. This article reports the case of a male child aged seven years, who was examined at the Odontopediatric Clinic of the UFRN Dentistry Department. The patient presented a tumor in the premolar region of t [...] he mandible; teeth were mobile in this region. Radiology revealed a diffuse radioluscent area which was diagnosed histopathologically as Burkitt's lymphoma. The patient was treated with polychemotherapy; complete remission of the disease was attained.

  5. Linfoma no Hodgkin testicular con compromiso de tejidos blandos

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    Bernal. P.; Duarte M.; Ucros. G.

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    El compromiso testicular por linfoma es una manifestación extranodal de la enfermedad, manifestación inicial de una enfermedad nodal oculta o manifestación tardía de linfoma nodal diseminado. Corresponde al 5% de todos los tumores testiculares y es la neoplasia mas común del testículo en los pacientes mayores de 50 anos. [1]., sin embargo el linfoma primario de testículo es extremadamente raro [5]. corresponde al 1% de los LNH [3]. La mayoría de los linfomas testiculares son LNH B difuso de c...

  6. Transfusión intrauterina intravascular

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    Freddy González Arias

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Evaluar los resultados de 90 transfusiones intrauterinas intravasculares realizadas en 45 fetos afectados por aloinmunización Rh. Método: Descripción del procedimiento de transfusiones intrauterinas intravasculares y presentación de la evaluación y seguimiento prospectivo de 90 transfusiones llevadas a cabo entre el período 1995- 2002. Ambiente: Unidad de Alto Riesgo del Servicio de Prenatal de la Maternidad “Concepción Palacios”. Caracas. Resultados: La edad promedio de las pacientes fue 25,8 años; se realizaron en promedio 2 transfusiones por paciente, con un mínimo de 1 y un máximo de 4; la mayoría de las pacientes tenían antecedentes de importancia como mortinato anterior e historia de enfermedad hemolítica; la principal indicación para realizar la el procedimiento fue la lectura de densidad óptica seguida por el hidrops fetal; la edad promedio para realizar la primera transfusión fue de 25,6 semanas con un mínimo de 20 semanas; los valores de hemoglobina fetal previa a la primera oscilaron entre 2 y 11,3 g/dL ascendiendo posterior a la transfusión a valores entre 5 y 15,3 g/dL; la sobrevida total fue de 69 % y al analizar sólo los fetos sin hidrops la sobrevida ascendió a 84,37 %. Conclusiones: La prevención con el uso de inmunoglobulina anti Rh D es definitivamente el mejor protocolo para evitar la anemia fetal por aloinmunización Rh, cuando se produce la enfermedad hemolítica intrauterina el mejor tratamiento es la reposición de sangre a través del cordón umbilical. En nuestro trabajo confirmamos que se debe adquirir una amplia experiencia en el manejo de las transfusiones intrauterinas para de esta forma prolongar la vida intrauterina y así alcanzar mayor madurez y probabilidad de sobrevida neonatal con menores riesgos y complicaciones.Objective: To present the results of 90 intrauterine intravascular transfusions performed in 45 Rh isoinmunized fetuses. Method: Description of the intrauterine intravascular transfusion´s procedure and presentation of evaluation and prospective floow up of 90 transfusions practiced from 1995 to 2002. Setting: High Risk Unit of Prenatal Service at Maternidad Concepción Palacios. Caracas. Results: The mean age of patients was 25.8 years; the number of transfusions ranged from one to tour (the mean was two; most patients had important records of fetal death and hemolytic disease; transfusion was mainly prescribed after optical density values followed by fetal hydrops. Gestational age for the first procedure was 25.6 weeks with a minimum of 20 weeks; fetal haemoglobin values prior to the first transfusion ranged between 2-11.3 g/dL increasing to 5-15.3 g/dL post transfusion. Total survival was 69 % and increased to 84.37 % in the nonhydropic group. Conclusion: Prevention using antiRhD inmunoglobulin is definitively the best protocol when avoiding fetal anaemia due to Rh isoimmunization. When intrauterine hemolytic disease occurs, blood transfusion through umbilical cord seems to be the best option. In our experience, we confirmed that the accumulation of experience in intrauterine intravascular transfusion is needed in order to extend intrauterine life and so achieve a higher neonatal outcome along with less risk and complications.

  7. Linfoma de ovario Ovarian lymphoma

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    Iván Bonet Fonseca

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el 50 % de la patología oncológica en pediatría corresponde a masas o tumores sólidos, alrededor del 20 % del total se ubica en abdomen. Los tumores que se presentan con mayor frecuencia en el abdomen son el nefroblastoma o tumor de Wilms, el linfoma tipo Burkitt, el neuroblastoma y los tumores germinales de ovario. Objetivo: presentar un caso pediátrico con tumor abdominal. Caso clínico: se presenta un caso de una niña de 8 años de edad con antecedentes de salud aparente, atendida en el Hospital Público de la Universidad de Mbarara, Uganda. Resultado: paciente pediátrica que fue ingresada con una historia de 3 meses de dolor abdominal, pérdida ligera de peso y masa abdominal de crecimiento rápido, fue sometida a una laparotomía exploradora donde se resecó la masa tumoral, la que histológicamente arrojó ser un linfoma ovárico, como hallazgo durante la intervención quirúrgica se diagnosticó una agenesia de útero. Conclusión: la paciente se encuentra después del tratamiento con quimioterapia en seguimiento, lleva aparentemente hace 5 meses una vida normal (noviembre 2011.Introduction: 50 % of pediatric oncologic pathology corresponds to mass or solid tumors, reaching about 20 % of total abdomen. The tumors that most frequently occur in the abdomen are nephroblastoma or Wilms tumor, Burkitt's lymphoma, neuroblastoma, and ovarian germ cell tumors. Objective: to present a pediatric case with abdominal tumor. Case report: we report a case of an 8 year old girl with a history of apparent good health. This patient was assisted the Public Hospital of Mbarara University, Uganda. Result: a female pediatric patient was admitted with a 3-month history of abdominal pain, mild weight loss, and rapid growth of an abdominal mass. This patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy where the tumor mass was removed. It was histologically confirmed as an ovarian lymphoma. It was diagnosed uterus agenesis. Conclusion: after chemotherapy, the patient is controlled, and she has an apparently normal life for already 5 months (November 2011.

  8. Linfoma de ovario / Ovarian lymphoma

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    Iván, Bonet Fonseca; Amnia, Díaz Anaya; Tabu, Francis; Yarine Leonell, Fajardo Tornés.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: el 50 % de la patología oncológica en pediatría corresponde a masas o tumores sólidos, alrededor del 20 % del total se ubica en abdomen. Los tumores que se presentan con mayor frecuencia en el abdomen son el nefroblastoma o tumor de Wilms, el linfoma tipo Burkitt, el neuroblastoma y lo [...] s tumores germinales de ovario. Objetivo: presentar un caso pediátrico con tumor abdominal. Caso clínico: se presenta un caso de una niña de 8 años de edad con antecedentes de salud aparente, atendida en el Hospital Público de la Universidad de Mbarara, Uganda. Resultado: paciente pediátrica que fue ingresada con una historia de 3 meses de dolor abdominal, pérdida ligera de peso y masa abdominal de crecimiento rápido, fue sometida a una laparotomía exploradora donde se resecó la masa tumoral, la que histológicamente arrojó ser un linfoma ovárico, como hallazgo durante la intervención quirúrgica se diagnosticó una agenesia de útero. Conclusión: la paciente se encuentra después del tratamiento con quimioterapia en seguimiento, lleva aparentemente hace 5 meses una vida normal (noviembre 2011). Abstract in english Introduction: 50 % of pediatric oncologic pathology corresponds to mass or solid tumors, reaching about 20 % of total abdomen. The tumors that most frequently occur in the abdomen are nephroblastoma or Wilms tumor, Burkitt's lymphoma, neuroblastoma, and ovarian germ cell tumors. Objective: to presen [...] t a pediatric case with abdominal tumor. Case report: we report a case of an 8 year old girl with a history of apparent good health. This patient was assisted the Public Hospital of Mbarara University, Uganda. Result: a female pediatric patient was admitted with a 3-month history of abdominal pain, mild weight loss, and rapid growth of an abdominal mass. This patient underwent an exploratory laparotomy where the tumor mass was removed. It was histologically confirmed as an ovarian lymphoma. It was diagnosed uterus agenesis. Conclusion: after chemotherapy, the patient is controlled, and she has an apparently normal life for already 5 months (November 2011).

  9. 21 CFR 870.3375 - Cardiovascular intravascular filter.

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    ... false Cardiovascular intravascular filter. 870.3375 Section 870.3375 ...3375 Cardiovascular intravascular filter. (a) Identification. A cardiovascular intravascular filter is an implant that is placed in...

  10. Linfomatosis intravascular cerebral como causa de demencia rápidamente progresiva: Reporte de un caso / Cerebral intravascular lymphomatosis as cause of subacute dementia: Report of a case

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    Paula, Jiménez P; Oscar, Jiménez L; Pía, García F.

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available La linfomatosis intravascular cerebral es un tipo de Linfoma no Hodgkin generalmente de células B, de presentación infrecuente, curso clínico progresivo y fatal. El daño vascular es producto de oclusión de vasos de pequeño calibre por infiltración tumoral, con resultado de múltiples infartos. Las ma [...] nifestaciones neurológicas suelen ser la forma de presentación clínica inicial, caracterizadas por un amplio espectro que incluye encefalopatía subaguda, deterioro cognitivo, delirio, afasia, hemiparesia, trastornos visuales, paraplejia, parestesias y compromiso de pares craneanos. Los estudios de RNM evidencian alteraciones indistinguibles de las vasculitis del SNC. La linfomatosis intravascular debe considerarse en el diagnóstico diferencial de las demencias rápidamente progresivas y en los cuadros de multi infarto cerebral de pequeño vaso de etiología inusual y recurrente. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con demencia rápidamente progresiva, con manifestaciones neurológicas de deterioro cognitivo y enfermedad sistémica. El compromiso del SNC se expresó como encefalopatía subaguda con confusión, agitación, y crisis convulsivas, trastornos motores con reflejo cutáneo plantar extensor bilateral y compromiso cerebeloso, de curso clínico sintomático progresivo, con baja de peso y fiebre fluctuante. El paciente fue sometido a tratamiento con metilprednisolona a pesar del cual falleció. El estudio necrópsico demostró alteraciones por Linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células B, variante intra vascular, con compromiso del cerebro, cerebelo, glándulas suprarrenales, páncreas, miocardio, tiroides, pulmón riñón e hígado. Abstract in english Cerebral Intravascular Lymphomatosis is a type of non Hodgkin Lymphoma, generally composed with B cells, its ocurrence is infrequent, clinically progressive and has a fatal course. Vascular damage is related with tumoral infiltration and small caliber occlusion, with results in multi infarcts. Neuro [...] logical symptoms and signs are frequently the first clinical manifestation, which include sub acute encephalopathy, cognitive impairment, delirium, aphasia, hemipharesis, visual disturbances, paraplegia, paresthesia and cranial nerves involvement. MRI shows images of vasculitis from CNS. Cerebral Intravascular Lymphomatosis must be considered in differential diagnosis of rapid and subacute dementias, and clinical cases with small vessel recurrent multi infarct of unusual etiology. We present the clinical case of a patient with rapid progressive dementia and systemic disease manifestation. The CNS involvement was characterized as a subacute encephalopathy, with confusion and agitation, seizures, motor disturbances, bilateral plantar extensor reflexes and cerebellar signs. The clinical symptomatic course was progressive, with weight loss and fluctuant fever. The patient had a fatal course after he was treated with Methylprednisolone. Postmortem pathologic examination revealed a diffuse non Hodgkin lymphoma of B cells, intravascular variant, with brain compromise, cerebellum, suprarenal glands, pancreas, myocardium, thyroid gland, lung kidney and the lever.

  11. Linfoma de Hodgkin na infância e adolescência: 15 anos de experiência com o protocolo DH-II-90 Hodgkin's lymphoma in children and adolescents: 15 years of experience with the DH-II-90 protocol

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    Luciana N. S. Souza; Paulo T. Maluf Junior; Maria Tereza A. Almeida; Eduardo Weltman; Ana Lucia Cornacchioni; Roberto Augusto P. Teixeira; Vicente Odone Filho; Lilian Maria Cristofani

    2010-01-01

    O desafio do tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin na infância reside na redução da toxicidade aguda e tardia sem afetar os bons resultados terapêuticos. Crianças e adolescentes portadores de linfoma de Hodgkin recém-diagnosticado foram tratados com o protocolo institucional DH-II-90. Os objetivo deste trabalho foram: 1)avaliar as taxas de sobrevida global (SG) e livre de eventos (SLE) do protocolo DH-II-90 aplicado a portadores de LH; 2)avaliar as taxas de SG e SLE conforme estádio, idade, tumor ...

  12. Linfoma MALT en diferentes localizaciones / MALT lymphoma in different locations

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    Ana Dolores, Izquierdo Calzado; Juan Carlos, Espinosa Expósito; José, Jardón Caballero; Jesús, Díaz Fondén; Frida Yarina, González Núñez.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describen 3 casos de pacientes con linfoma MALT, diagnosticados, tratados y seguidos en la consulta de hematología del Hospital Provincial Docente Clinicoquirúrgico "Saturnino Lora" de Santiago de Cuba, a la cual fueron remitidos por gastroenterólogos, otorrinolaringólogos y maxilofaciales de la [...] mencionada institución. Uno de los afectados presentaba una masa tumoral gástrica y en nasofaringe, aparecida en diferentes momentos; otro un tumor linfoide en el paladar duro, que recurrió en ganglios infradiafragmáticos; y un tercero un nódulo linfoide en la glándula salival parótida unilateral, con recidiva en ganglios regionales después de haber sido extirpado. Todos experimentaron una buena respuesta clínica al inicio del tratamiento convencional, pero en 2 de ellos se confirmaron reapariciones no locales del proceso morboso. Abstract in english Three cases of patients with MALT lymphoma are described, who were diagnosed, treated and followed up at the hematology department of "Saturnino Lora" Teaching Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, to which they were referred by gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists and maxillofacial specialists [...] of that institution. One of those patients presented with a nasopharyngeal and gastric mass, which appeared at different times; another patient had lymphoid tumor of the hard palate, which recurred in infradiaphragmatic lymph nodes; and a third one had a lymphoid node in the unilateral salivary parotid gland with recurrence in regional nodes after having been removed. All experienced a good clinical response at the beginning of conventional treatment, but in 2 of them non-local recurrences of the disease process were confirmed.

  13. Linfoma MALT en diferentes localizaciones MALT lymphoma in different locations

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    Ana Dolores Izquierdo Calzado

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describen 3 casos de pacientes con linfoma MALT, diagnosticados, tratados y seguidos en la consulta de hematología del Hospital Provincial Docente Clinicoquirúrgico "Saturnino Lora" de Santiago de Cuba, a la cual fueron remitidos por gastroenterólogos, otorrinolaringólogos y maxilofaciales de la mencionada institución. Uno de los afectados presentaba una masa tumoral gástrica y en nasofaringe, aparecida en diferentes momentos; otro un tumor linfoide en el paladar duro, que recurrió en ganglios infradiafragmáticos; y un tercero un nódulo linfoide en la glándula salival parótida unilateral, con recidiva en ganglios regionales después de haber sido extirpado. Todos experimentaron una buena respuesta clínica al inicio del tratamiento convencional, pero en 2 de ellos se confirmaron reapariciones no locales del proceso morboso.Three cases of patients with MALT lymphoma are described, who were diagnosed, treated and followed up at the hematology department of "Saturnino Lora" Teaching Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba, to which they were referred by gastroenterologists, otolaryngologists and maxillofacial specialists of that institution. One of those patients presented with a nasopharyngeal and gastric mass, which appeared at different times; another patient had lymphoid tumor of the hard palate, which recurred in infradiaphragmatic lymph nodes; and a third one had a lymphoid node in the unilateral salivary parotid gland with recurrence in regional nodes after having been removed. All experienced a good clinical response at the beginning of conventional treatment, but in 2 of them non-local recurrences of the disease process were confirmed.

  14. Linfoma não Hodgkin simulando hanseníase virchowiana

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    Rocha Vanessa Barreto; Carvalho Saôny Victor de; Araújo Marcelo Grossi; Guedes Antônio Carlos Martins

    2003-01-01

    Os autores relatam caso de linfoma não Hodgkin em paciente do sexo feminino, de 28 anos, ressaltando o diagnóstico diferencial com formas multibacilares de hanseníase. Além de achados clínicos passíveis de confusão, a histologia mostrava, de modo não usual, infiltrado inflamatório mononuclear perineural e perianexial.

  15. Linfoma no Hodgkin primario de vagina

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    Eva María, Guldrís N; María Pía, Vázquez C; Elba, Carballo N; Magdalena, Porto Q; Luis, Heliodoro Alba O; Begoña, Iglesias R.

    Full Text Available La afectación primaria del tracto genital femenino de los linfomas no Hodgkin es poco frecuente (2% de los linfomas primarios extraganglionares). Los órganos más afectados son los ovarios seguidos del cérvix, siendo la localización endometrial y vaginal extremadamente rara. Presentamos el caso de un [...] a paciente de 44 años diagnosticada de linfoma primario de vagina, estadio IE A, con remisión completa tras tratamiento combinado quimioterápico y quirúrgico. Es importante tener presente estas raras aunque posibles localizaciones de linfomas para evitar que se puedan confundir con lesiones inflamatorias u otros tipos de tumores que nos lleven a un fracaso terapéutico. Abstract in english Primary non-Hodgkin lymphomas rarely involve the female genital tract (2% of primary extranodal lym-phomas). The ovaries followed by the cervix are the most common affected sites while the involvement of the endometrium and vagina is extremely rare. We report the case of a 44 year old woman with a p [...] rimary lymphoma of the vagina, stage IE A, with complete remission after combined chemotherapy and surgical treatment. These rare but possible locations must be kept in mind to avoid misdiagnosis with inflammatory lesions or other types of tumors which may lead us to a therapeutic failure.

  16. Dosimetry in intravascular brachytherapy

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    Among the cardiovascular diseases responsible for deaths in the adult population in almost all countries of the world, the most common is acute myocardial infarction, which generally occurs because of the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries. Several diagnostic techniques and therapies are being tested for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Balloon angioplasty has been a popular treatment which is less invasive than traditional surgeries involving revascularization of the myocardium, thus promising a better quality of life for patients. Unfortunately, the rate of restenosis (re-closing of the vessel) after balloon angioplasty is high (approximately 30-50% within the first year after treatment).Recently, the idea of delivering high radiation doses to coronary arteries to avoid or delay restenosis has been suggested. Known as intravascular brachytherapy, the technique has been used with several radiation sources, and researchers have obtained success in decreasing the rate of restenosis in some patient populations. In order to study the radiation dosimetry in the patient and radiological protection for the attending staff for this therapy, radiation dose distributions for monoenergetic electrons and photons (at nine discrete energies) were calculated for blood vessels of diameter 0.15, o,30 and 0.45 cm with balloon and wire sources using the radiation transport code MCNP4B. Specific calculations were carried out for several candidate radionuclides as well. Two s tent sources (metallic prosthesis that put inside of patient's artery through angioplasty) employing 32 P are also simulated. Advantages and disadvantages of the various radionuclides and source geometries are discussed. The dosimetry developed here will aid in the realization of the benefits obtained in patients for this promising new technology. (author)

  17. Linfoma hepático primario: Evolución favorable con quimioterapia combinada con rituximab Primary hepatic lymphoma: favorable outcome with chemotherapy plus rituximab

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    I. Serrano-Navarro

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Comunicamos el caso de una paciente con un linfoma hepático primario tratado con éxito con quimioterapia combinada con rituximab. Utilizando los "encabezamientos estándar para búsquedas bibliográficas informatizadas" (Medical Subject Heading revisamos los casos publicados hasta la fecha de esta infrecuente entidad.This article describes the case of a patient with a non-Hodgkin primary hepatic lymphoma who was successfully treated with chemotherapy combined with rituximab. Using the Medical Subject Headings the published reports of this rare entity were reviewed.

  18. Características clínicas y resultados terapéuticos de linfomas no Hodgkin de células grandes B mediastinal primarios

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    Reysel Chávez Medina

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y retrospectivo para evaluar las características clinicobiológicas y los resultados terapéuticos del linfoma de células grandes B mediastinal primario, en 34 pacientes atendidos en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" desde junio de 1989 a febrero de 2009. Se halló predominio del sexo femenino (61,8 %, edad promedio de 31,5 años (19 a 61 años y de la raza blanca (70,6 %. Fueron más frecuentes los estadios localizados (67,7 %, sin síntomas B (64,7 % y con gran masa tumoral (70,6 %. La supervivencia global y la supervivencia libre de progresión a los 5 años fueron 53,4 y 43,4 %, respectivamente. La supervivencia global a los 3 años de los pacientes tratados con MACOPB/VACOPB, CHOP y R-CHOP fue de 77,7; 30,4 y 100 %, respectivamente. Se comprobó que los pacientes tratados con MACOPB/VACOPB tuvieron mejores resultados que los tratados con CHOP. El índice pronóstico internacional ajustado a la edad no fue predictor de supervivencia. En el análisis multivariable, el único predictor de supervivencia fue el tratamiento utilizado (CHOP contra MACOPB. El uso rutinario de la radioterapia no tuvo impacto significativo en la supervivencia global ni en la supervivencia libre de progresión a los 5 años.

  19. Actinomicosis vs Linfoma: presentación de un caso

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    Manuel M. Basulto Barroso

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el linfoma es la proliferación monoclonal neoplásica de células linfoides en localizaciones del sistema inmunitario, que incluyen ganglios linfáticos, médula ósea, bazo, hígado y tracto gastrointestinal. Caso Clínico: se presentó el caso de Linfoma no Hodgkin linfoblástico de alto grado de malignidad, en una paciente de 36 años de edad con antecedentes de hepatitis viral, giardiasis y aborto provocado con implantación de dispositivo intrauterino, que ingresa en el servicio de terapia intensiva del Hospital Universitario Manuel Ascunce Domenech por ausencia de apetito, decaimiento y pérdida de peso de 30 libras aproximadamente en tres meses; en la exploración física inicial se encuentran grandes edemas blandos en miembros inferiores y caquexia, además de distensión abdominal. Después de una estadía prolongada y tórpida evolución, la paciente fallece.

  20. LINFOMA NO HODGKIN PRIMARIO DE LA MAMA

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    Mario Pardo G

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama es una patología poco frecuente, constituye menos del 0,5% de todos los tumores mamarios malignos. Debido a que carecen de características propias, tanto clínicas, mamográficas y ultrasonográficas, resulta muy difícil establecer el diagnóstico preoperatorio, confundiéndose con el carcinoma mamario, incluso en el análisis histológico contemporáneo. Presentamos el caso de un linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama en una paciente de 57 añosPrimary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the breast is a rare entity. They represent less than 0.5% of all breast cancer malignancies. No features at clinical presentation distinguish patients with lymphoma from those with carcinoma of the breast. There are both mammographic and sonographic difficulties to establish the preoperative diagnosis. Contemporary frozen sections can be mistaken with breast carcinoma. In this article we present a case of a primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the breast in a 57 years old women

  1. Doença de Behçet e linfoma. Associação fortuita?

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    Ferreira, J.; Gonçalves, F; Correia, J.; XAVIER, L.; Farrajota, P.

    2012-01-01

    A doença de Behçet (DB) caracteriza-se, classicamente, por uma tríade sintomática de úlceras orais recorrentes, úlceras genitais e uveíte. A DB é sistémica, com desenvolvimento de lesões vasculíticas ou vasculopáticas nas áreas afectadas. Estas áreas podem apresentar evidência microscópica de infiltração tecidual com células T e neutrófilos. A associação com Linfoma não-Hodgkin tem sido reportada em raros casos, não permitido afirmar relação causal. Reportamos um ca...

  2. Mucormicosis yeyunal en paciente con linfoma de Hodgkin Jejunal mucormycosis in a patient with Hodgkin's lymphoma

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    B. Madrigal

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Comunicamos un caso de mucormicosis intestinal en un hombre de 46 años de edad, diagnosticado de enfermedad de Hodgkin clásica, estadio IV-B. Durante la primera fase de la quimioterapia, sufrió una hemorragia digestiva masiva secundaria a una úlcera yeyunal por zigomicosis tipo mucor, diagnosticada por biopsia endoscópica. El paciente fue tratado con antifúngicos y resección quirúrgica del intestino afectado. En la cirugía, se apreció una doble perforación yeyunal cubierta. El estudio anatomopatológico de la pieza confirmó el diagnóstico previo. Tras un año de seguimiento, el paciente está recuperado y su linfoma de Hodgkin en remisión completa. Tras una extensa revisión de la literatura, según nuestro conocimiento, este es el segundo caso publicado en la literatura de mucormicosis intestinal en un paciente con linfoma de Hodgkin.We report a case of intestinal mucormycosis in a 46-year-old male diagnosed with classical Hodgkin's disease, IV-B stage. During the first phase of chemotherapy he had a massive digestive bleeding event secondary to a jejunal ulcer, and zygomicosis mucor-type was diagnosed by endoscopic biopsy. The patient was treated with antifungal drugs and surgical resection of the intestine involved. At surgery a double covered perforation of the jejunum was seen. Pathological examination confirmed the previous diagnosis. After one year of follow-up the patient is doing well, and his lymphoma is on remission. To our best knowledge this is the second case of intestinal mucormycosis in a patient with Hodgkin's lymphoma reported in the medical literature.

  3. Linfoma não-Hodgkin de órbita: relato de caso Non-Hodgkin orbital lymphoma: case report

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    Cristiane do Prado Silva

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo é relatar manifestação incomum de linfoma não-Hodgkin de órbita. Paciente masculino, de 75 anos, se apresentou com queixa de lacrimejamento crônico bilateral. Havia feito dacriocistorrinostomia endonasal à direita e à esquerda por duas vezes, sem sucesso. Ao exame, massas de consistência fibroelástica, em topografia das "bolsas" de gordura das pálpebras inferiores e proptose axial. O paciente negava outros sintomas ou sinais sistêmicos. Hemograma sem alteração, hormônios tireoidianos normais. A tomografia computadorizada mostrava infiltrado difuso na órbita e proptose axial. Biópsia de gordura orbitária e de medula óssea diagnosticaram linfoma não-Hodgkin. O paciente foi tratado com quimioterapia, sendo em seguida submetido à cirurgia da via lacrimal bilateral, com resolução do quadro. A doença sistêmica que exigia diagnóstico e tratamento adequados para que se tivesse bom prognóstico estava mascarada pelo quadro de epífora bilateral.The purpose is to report an unusual case of orbital non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A 75-year-old man presented with bilateral chronic epiphora complaint and inferior eyelid tumors, axial proptosis, without previous systemic manifestation. The patient was submitted to bilateral endonasal dacryocystorhinostomy twice and the epiphora complaint persisted. The inferior eyelid and bone marrow biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The patient was treated with systemic chemotherapy and dacryocystorhinostomy with good resolution. The precise diagnosis and the treatment were very important to reach a good resolution of the bilateral epiphora complaint.

  4. Linfoma primario de cavidades / Primary effusion lymphoma

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    P., Khosravi Shahi; P., Sabin Domínguez; G., Pérez Manga.

    2006-09-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de cavidades es un linfoma no Hodgkin de fenotipo B raro, de alto grado, asociado con el virus herpes humano 8 (VHH-8), y la mayoría de los casos se dan en el seno de una infección por VIH (SIDA). El pronóstico es pobre, con una mediana de supervivencia menor a los 6 meses. Prese [...] ntamos el caso de un varón de 65 años, con una hepatopatía crónica de origen incierto, anemia hemolítica crónica y ascitis. La biopsia del peritoneo evidenció un linfoma primario de cavidades. El paciente falleció dos meses después. Abstract in english Primary effusion lymphoma is a rare high-grade B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma associated with human herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) infection, and is mostly observed in the course of HIV infection (AIDS). The prognosis is poor, with reported median survival time shorter than 6 months. We present a case of a 65 [...] -year-old man, with prior unknown origin chronic hepatopathy, chronic hemolytic anaemia, and ascitis. El biopsy of peritoneum showed a primary effusion lymphoma. The patient died two month later.

  5. Linfoma no Hodgkin fulminante presentándose con acidosis láctica e insuficiencia hepática aguda: reporte de caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Guillermo Flores Padilla

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La falla hepática causada por neoplasias malignas es rara. Puede ser secundaria a cáncer hepatocelular, metástasis hepáticas, neoplasias secundarias o como complicación de agentes quimioterapéuticos. Las neoplasias hematológicas, como la leucemia, linfoma no Hodgkin y linfoma Hodgkin generalmente no causan falla hepática y más raramente aún producen falla hepática aguda fulminante. Caso clínico: se presenta un hombre de 43 años de edad con diarrea, náuseas y dolor abdominal leve de dos semanas de evolución. Fue tratado con antibióticos orales sin mejoría. Ingresó con falla hepática al departamento de urgencias en donde se lo encontró ictérico, agitado, taquicárdico e hipotenso. Tenía equimosis alrededor de los ojos y tórax, sangrado activo en sitios de venopunción y hematuria macroscópica. El abdomen estaba doloroso con hepatomegalia. Los estudios de laboratorio tenían hallazgos que correspondían a falla hepatorrenal aguda, serología para hepatitis viral negativa, anticuerpos antinucleares negativos y el panel de hierro normal. El ultrasonido abdominal mostró hepatoesplenomegalia. El paciente desarrolló hipoglucemia refractaria y mayor aumento de ácido láctico sérico. Falleció a los cinco días de su admisión. Conclusiones: la falla hepática aguda como presentación inicial de linfoma es rara. Esto puede retrasar el diagnóstico, contribuyendo al mal pronóstico de esta entidad. Establecer el diagnóstico de malignidad como causa de falla hepática aguda es difícil y requiere un alto índice de sospecha. Dado el mal pronóstico asociado con el diagnóstico tardío y los potenciales beneficios de la quimioterapia, se debe considerar al linfoma como causa de falla hepática aguda sin una etiología evidente y asociado a acidosis láctica y hepatomegalia.

  6. Aneurismas saculares: avaliação experimental de procedimento terapeutico por via intravascular

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    Mario G. Siqueira

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    Full Text Available Visando à avaliar a possibilidade de ocluir aneurismas saculares através da injeção intra-vascular por cateterismo super-seletivo de um adesivo tecidual, os autores injetaram Bucrylat (isobutil-2-cianoacrilato no interior de quatorze aneurismas produzidos artificialmente em artérias carótidas de cães. Estudos angiográficos realizados imediatamente antes e depois da injeção e 1 mês após o tratamento revelaram uma oclusão progressiva e persistente dos aneurismas. Os exemplares examinados histologicamente 1 mês após a injeção demonstraram a presença de uma faixa fibrosa endotelializada cruzando o colo do aneurisma, o que parece indicar o caráter permanente da oclusão dos aneurismas tratados. Em nosso estudo, a reação tecidual ao adesivo foi discreta e restrita à íntima das artérias. A aplicação clínica deste método dependerá dos avanços nas técnicas de cateterização intracraniana super-seletiva, que irão permitir um cateterismo preciso e seguro da câmara aneurismática.

  7. Intravascular Stenting in Microvascular Anastomoses

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    Background?The effect of intravascular stenting (IVaS) on microvascular anastomoses has given adverse results. For experienced microsurgeons the benefit of IVaS is doubtful. We have investigated the potential benefit of the IVaS technique for two groups of inexperienced microsurgeons with different surgical levels of experience (medical students and young residents). Experienced microsurgeons acted as a control group. Materials and Methods?In an experimental crossover study, 139 microsurgical an...

  8. Linfoma del manto / Mantle cell lymphoma

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    P., Khosravi Shahi; A., del Castillo Rueda; G., Pérez Manga.

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma del manto representa el 7% de los linfomas no Hodgkin del adulto. Se trata de una neoplasia de células B monomorfas de talla pequeña o mediana con núcleo irregular. Las células tumorales expresan fuertemente IgM e IgD, así como los antígenos de clase B. La proteína nuclear ciclina D1 está [...] presente en todos los casos, y es el "gold estándar" para el diagnóstico. La traslocación t(11;14) (q13;q32) en la mayoría de los casos da lugar a un reordenamiento del locus BCL-1 y una sobreexpresión del gen de ciclina D1. La mayoría de los pacientes presentan estadios avanzados. El linfoma del manto es una neoplasia incurable, pero puede ser tratada con diferentes esquemas de quimioterapia (R-Hyper-CVAD, R-CHOP, bortezomib) y los pacientes jóvenes podrían ser sometidos a quimioterapia de alta dosis y trasplante de médula ósea autólogo o alogénico. Abstract in english Mantle cell lymphoma accounts for approximately 7% of adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas. It is a neoplasm of monomorphous small to medium-sized B cells with irregular nuclei. The tumor cells express strong IgM and IgD, and B-cell-associated antigens. Nuclear cyclin D1 protein is present in all cases and i [...] s the gold standard for the diagnosis. The t(11;14) (q13;q32) in the majority of the cases results in rearrangement of the BCL-1 locus and overexpression of the cyclin D1 gene. Most patients present with disseminated disease. Mantle cell lymphoma is an incurable neoplasm, but it may be treated with different chemotherapy regimen (R-Hyper-CVAD, R-CHOP, bortezomib) and young patients should be considered for high-dose therapy and autologous or allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.

  9. Linfoma de Burkitt abdominal / Abdominal Burkitt lymphoma

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    José Ridal, González Álvarez; Miguel Ángel, Rodríguez Hernández; Alfredo, Cruz Cordero; Zenia, Rodríguez Hernández; Emilio Andrés, Rodríguez Ramirez.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma de Burkitt es un tipo de linfoma no Hodgkin, infrecuente, que afecta principalmente a niños y adolescentes. Se presenta un adolescente masculino, blanco, de 12 años de edad y antecedentes de salud anterior, con un dolor en epigastrio, tipo cólico de pocos días de evolución, que fue increm [...] entándose, sin modificaciones con la tos, estornudos o cambios de posición ni preferencia de horario, irradiado a fosa ilíaca derecha, sin vómitos, fiebre u otra sintomatología. Se realizan estudios imagenológicos, endoscópicos e histológicos, diagnosticándole un tumor de colon, es intervenido quirúrgicamente. El linfoma de Burkitt es una rara entidad que necesita de la clínica y la combinación de varios métodos de imagen para aproximarse a la sospecha diagnóstica y representa un gran desafío, por lo que alertamos a los pediatras a sospecharlo ante los dolores abdominales y tumoraciones de abdomen. Abstract in english Burkitt's lymphoma is a type of uncommon non-Hodgkin lymphoma, affecting mainly children and adolescents. A white male teen, 12 years of age, presents with previous health record, epigastric pain, cramping of some days of length, which was increasing, unchanged coughing, sneezing or changes in posit [...] ion, irradiated to the right iliac fossa, without vomiting, fever or other symptoms. Imaging, endoscopic and histological studies were performed. He was diagnosed with a colon tumor, removed later on. Burkitt lymphoma is a rare entity that requires clinical observation and combining several imaging methods to come close to the suspected diagnosis, and represents a big challenge, so we alert pediatricians to suspect of abdominal pain and abdominal tumors.

  10. Linfoma não Hodgkin gástrico Gastric non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    Renata O. Costa

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas extralinfonodais representam aproximadamente 1/3 de todos os linfomas não Hodgkin (LNH e, embora possam ter início em qualquer tecido, mais frequentemente acometem o trato gastrointestinal, sendo o estômago o órgão responsável pela grande maioria dos casos. Os linfomas primários gástricos são comumente LNH, sendo representados em mais de 95% dos casos pelo linfoma difuso de grandes células B e pelo linfoma MALT (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue. De evolução indolente, o linfoma MALT destaca-se por ser um modelo de câncer secundário à estimulação antigênica crônica exercida por uma bactéria denominada Helicobacter pylori (HP. No outro polo, situa-se o linfoma difuso de células B (LDGCB, que, de patogênese duvidosa, pode tratar-se de uma transformação de LNH MALT ou ainda se caracterizar por um linfoma "de novo". Neste estudo, revisamos a literatura, enfatizando aspectos importantes à prática clínica destes linfomas.Extranodal lymphomas account for about 30% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL, and although they can originate in any tissue, the gastrointestinal tract is the most commonly affected structure with the stomach being the most common subtype. Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL and MALT (mucosa associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma account for more than 95% of the cases of gastric lymphoma. The indolent development of MALT lymphoma stands out as it is a type of cancer subject to chronic antigen stimulation by the Helicobacter pylori bacteria. Conversely, diffuse large B cell lymphomas, whose pathogenesis is uncertain, can be a transformation from MALT NHL or perhaps a new type of lymphoma. In this study we carried out a review of the literature, stressing the key aspects of these lymphomas in the clinical practice.

  11. Complicaciones neurológicas en pacientes con linfomas

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    Nelson Gómez Viera

    2000-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo prospectivo en 270 pacientes con diagnóstico de linfoma ingresados en el Servicio de Hematología del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" de Ciudad de La Habana, Cuba, en el período comprendido del 1ro de marzo de 1996 al 31 de diciembre de 1998, para conocer las complicaciones neurológicas. Se detectaron 26 pacientes con complicaciones neurológicas. De 188 enfermos con linfomas no-Hodgkin, el 12,2 % presentó manifestaciones neurológicas. En estos pacientes, la infiltración leptomeníngea fue la complicación neurológica más frecuente. En los 82 pacientes con enfermedad de Hodgkin, solamente 3,6 % tuvieron alteraciones neurológicas y la infección por Herpes zoster fue la más común. Se observó el mayor porcentaje de pacientes con síntomas y signos atribuibles a compresión de la médula espinal y a la alteración de pares craneales, la cefalea como el síntoma más común y el déficit motor, el signo más frecuente. Se comprobó que los pacientes con linfoma no Hodgkin de alto grado de malignidad presentaron el mayor porcentaje de complicaciones neurológicas (28,7 % y el tiempo promedio entre el diagnóstico del linfoma y el diagnóstico de la complicación neurológica fue menor en estos enfermos (5,5 meses. El tiempo de supervivencia después del diagnóstico de las manifestaciones neurológicas en la mayoría de los pacientes fue inferior a un año. De los 14 pacientes fallecidos, la complicación neurológica fue la principal causa directa de la muerteA prospective and descriptive study was carried out in 270 patients diagnosed of lymphoma, admitted in Hematology Service of "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital in Havana City, Cuba, from March 1, 1996 to December 31, 1998, to assess neurologic complications. 26 patients presenting with neurologic complications were detected. From 188 sick persons with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, 12,2 % had neurologic manifestations. In these patients, leptomeninges infiltration was the more frequent neurologic complication. In 82 patients with Hodgkin's disease, only 3,6 % had neurologic alteration and Herpes zoster infection was the commonest one. We found higher percent of patients with syndromes attributable to spinal cord compression and to craneal pars disturbance, headache was commonest and motor deficit the more frequent one. It was confirmed that patients carriers of high grade malinancy non-Hodgkin' s lymphoma, had the great percentage of neurologic complications (28,7 %, and average time between diagnosis of lymphoma and that of neurologic complications was shorter in these patients was (5,5 months. Survival after diagnosis of neurologic manifestations in most patients was under l year. In 14 patients deceaced, neurologic complication was main direct cause of death

  12. Intravascular contrast media: Facts and comparisons

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    The ideal contrast medium for intravascular radiographic procedures should produce opacification of the region(s) under investigation without exerting effects on vascular or organ physiology. Unfortunately, intravascular contrast media can produce a number of undesirable physiologic effects which, in certain individuals, may manifest as observable adverse reactions. This presentation discusses the physiologic effects of intravascular contrast media on various critical organ systems, including the kidneys, brain, heart, and lungs. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms and contrast media factors responsible for these effects. This information is applied to the appropriate selection of conventional ratio-1.5 media for the various intravascular radiographic procedures. Guidelines for intravascular use of the considerably more expensive ratio-3 low-osmolality media are discussed, as is an institutional approach to the development of such guidelines

  13. LINFOMA NO HODGKIN PRIMARIO DE LA MAMA

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    Mario, Pardo G; Nelson, Burgos S.

    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama es una patología poco frecuente, constituye menos del 0,5% de todos los tumores mamarios malignos. Debido a que carecen de características propias, tanto clínicas, mamográficas y ultrasonográficas, resulta muy difícil establecer el diagnóstico preoperatorio, [...] confundiéndose con el carcinoma mamario, incluso en el análisis histológico contemporáneo. Presentamos el caso de un linfoma no Hodgkin primario de la mama en una paciente de 57 años Abstract in english Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the breast is a rare entity. They represent less than 0.5% of all breast cancer malignancies. No features at clinical presentation distinguish patients with lymphoma from those with carcinoma of the breast. There are both mammographic and sonographic difficulties to e [...] stablish the preoperative diagnosis. Contemporary frozen sections can be mistaken with breast carcinoma. In this article we present a case of a primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the breast in a 57 years old women

  14. Manifestaciones pulmonares en pacientes con linfomas

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    Jesús Diego, de la Campa; José, Carnot Uría; Jorge, Muñío Perurena; Raúl, de Castro Arenas; Guillermo, Pérez Román; Lisbett, Suárez González.

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo en 88 pacientes con linfomas (25 con enfermedad de Hodgkin y 63 con linfoma no Hodgkin) atendidos en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" desde abril de 1997 hasta diciembre de 1998, para identificar las manifestaciones pulmonares. Se estudiaron los s [...] íntomas y signos del aparato respiratorio y los resultados de la radiografía del tórax en todos los pacientes. En 79 de ellos se realizaron pruebas funcionales respiratorias. Predominaron los pacientes asintomáticos (69/88; 78,4 %) (p Abstract in english A descriptive study was conducted in 88 patients with lymphomas (25 Hodgkin’s disease and 63 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) seen at "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical and Surgical Hospital from April 1997 to December 1998. Its objective was to identify the pulmonary manifestations. Symptoms and signs of the re [...] spiratory system and chest Rx results were analyzed in all the patients. Seventy-nine of them underwent respiratory function testing. Asymptomatic patients prevailed (69/88 for 78,4 %) (p

  15. 21 CFR 870.3375 - Cardiovascular intravascular filter.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cardiovascular intravascular filter. 870.3375... Cardiovascular intravascular filter. (a) Identification. A cardiovascular intravascular filter is an implant that... and Revision of 2/12/90 (K90-1)” and (ii) “Guidance for Cardiovascular Intravascular Filter...

  16. Comprometimento medular por linfoma tipo Burkitt: relato de um caso

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    Murillo Côrtes Drummond

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    Full Text Available Registro de caso de linfoma tipo Burkitt com comprometimento intrarraqueano em criança de três anos de idade. Considerações sobre esse tipo de tumor são feitas em função do caso observado e de dados da literatura.

  17. Linfoma de Hodgkin: aspectos atuais Hodgkin lymphoma: current issues

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    2009-01-01

    A par dos extraordinários avanços obtidos no tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin, diversos desafios persistem na compreensão da biologia da doença, e na determinação de alternativas que maximizem a eficácia terapêutica e minimizem as toxicidades imediatas e tardias. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar informações recentes que têm relevância imediata para aqueles que cuidam de pacientes com linfoma de Hodgkin (LH).Knowing the extraordinary advances obtained in the treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma...

  18. Linfoma Nasossinusal de Células T Natural Killer: Relato de Caso

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    Castro, Victor Labres da Silva

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    Full Text Available Introdução: O linfoma nasal primário é um tumor extranodal raro e representa 0,44% de todos os linfomas extranodais nessa localização. O linfoma nasal primário deriva da linhagem T em torno de 75% dos casos. Objetivo: Descrever um caso de Linfoma nasossinusal de células T Natural Killer, atendido no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Goiás. Relato do Caso: Paciente de 48 anos, sexo feminino, apresentando tumefação difusa na hemiface esquerda, de consistência firme-elástica e dolorosa a compressão digital. Tomografia dos seios da face identificou um velamento maxilar total à esquerda e de algumas células etmoidais posteriores. Com a hipótese diagnóstica de uma afecção tumoral, optou-se por remoção cirúrgica via transmaxilar, sendo encaminhado o material para biopsia. O exame histopatológico diagnosticou um tumor altamente necrótico padrão angiocêntrico, população linfoide polimórfica e atípica (Linfoma T/NK, diante do diagnóstico a paciente foi submetida à quimioterapia com regressão total do edema facial. Comentários Finais: O otorrinolaringologista deve estar atento para a existência dos linfomas entre as doenças nasossinusais, pois o diagnóstico precoce melhora a sobrevida na medida em que previne metástases, crescimento e destruição local.

  19. 76 FR 77834 - Scientific Information Request on Intravascular Diagnostic and Imaging Medical Devices

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    ...Intravascular Diagnostic and Imaging Medical Devices AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare...intravascular diagnostic and imaging medical devices, including: Fractional...intravascular diagnostic and imaging medical devices, including those...

  20. Iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus secondary to intravenous catheterization

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    Yildiz, Altan; Oezer, Caner; Egilmez, Hulusi; Duce, Meltem Nass; Apaydin, Demir F.; Yalcinoglu, Orhan [Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University (Turkey)

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    The presence of pneumocephalus without a history of intracranial or intrathecal procedures is a significant radiographic finding. Although pneumocephalus means a violation of the dural barrier or the presence of infection, intravascular pneumocephalus is different from intraparenchymal pneumocephalus and its benign nature must be known in the presence of intravenous catheterization. Herein, we present a case of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus with CT findings. To our knowledge, there are only a few reported cases of iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus in the literature. Careful intravenous catheterization and diagnosis of the condition on imaging helps to prevent unnecessary treatment procedures. (orig.)

  1. Apresentação cutânea inicial de linfomas na infância Initial cutaneous manifestation of lymphomas in children

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    Maria Christina Lopes Araujo de Oliveira; Luciana Baptista Pereira; Priscila Cezarino Rodrigues; Keyla Cunha Sampaio; Benigna Maria de Oliveira; Marcos Borato Viana

    2011-01-01

    Os linfomas cutâneos compreendem um grupo heterogêneo de desordens linfoproliferativas que envolvem a pele e são classificados como um subgrupo dos linfomas não Hodgkin. No período de 1981 a 2007, 100 casos de linfomas em crianças foram admitidos no Serviço de Hematologia, do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, sendo que nove apresentaram manifestação cutânea inicial. Três pacientes foram classificados como linfoma cutâneo primário e seis como sistêmicos. Sete pacie...

  2. Linfomas orbitarios: Presentación de nueve casos Orbital lymphomas: Presentation of nine cases

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    C. Rey-Porca; M. Pérez-Encinas; González, F

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    Objetivo: Describir nueve casos de linfomas orbitarios. Métodos: Revisión de historias clínicas de nueve pacientes diagnosticados de linfoma orbitario y consulta de la bibliografía relacionada con esta patología. Resultados: Se presenta una serie compuesta por cinco mujeres y cuatro varones con linfoma en la región orbitaria. En nuestros casos, la mayoría de los pacientes presentaron linfoma extraorbitario concurrente en el momento en el que el proceso orbitario fue detectado por primera vez ...

  3. Linfoma no Hodgkin agresivo durante el embarazo

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    Carolina, Córdoba; Florencia, Laluz; Isabel, Moro; Hugo, Isaurralde; Lilián, Díaz.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Resumo Apresenta-se o caso clínico de uma paciente de 26 anos a quem se realizou um diagnóstico de linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH) difuso de grandes células B (DGCB) na 32ª semanas de gestação. Esta comunicação se justifica considerando a baixa freqüência de casos similares e conseqüentemente a pouca expe [...] riência na abordagem deste tipo de quadro. Tomando este caso como ponto de partida faz-se uma análise dos passos para o diagnóstico, estadiamento, fatores prognósticos e tratamento do LNH durante a gravidez e o aleitamento. Abstract in spanish Se presenta el caso clínico de una paciente de 26 años que cursando 32 semanas de edad gestacional se le realiza diagnóstico de linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH) difuso a grandes células B (DGCB). El interés de la presente comunicación radica en la baja frecuencia de casos y, como consecuencia, la escasa exp [...] eriencia respecto a dicha asociación que existe en nuestro medio y a nivel mundial. Mediante el siguiente caso trataremos de analizar los pasos diagnósticos, la estadificación, factores pronósticos y tratamiento del LNH durante el embarazo y la lactancia Abstract in english Summary Clinical case of a 26 year old patient who presented at 32 weeks of gestational age and was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (DLBCL). The present communication is interesting given the low frequency of cases and, as a consequence, the scarce experience regarding such [...] association in our country and around the world. In the following case we aim to analyze the diagnostic steps, stadification, prognostic factors and treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  4. Interventional and intravascular MR angiography

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    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has a number of characteristics which make it attractive for guidance of intravascular therapeutic procedures, including high soft tissue contrast, imaging in any arbitrary oblique plane, lack of ionizing radiation, and the ability to provide functional information, such as flow velocity and volume per unit time. For MR guidance of vascular interventions to be safe, catheters and guidewires must be visualized relative to the vascular system and surrounding tissues. A number of approaches for making instruments visible in an MR environment are presented, including both passive and active techniques. Passive techniques depend on contrast agents or susceptibility artifacts, whereas active techniques, including MR tracking, MR profiling, and active field inhomogeneity, use some form of electrical coil built into the instrument. The potential for obtaining high-resolution images of the vessel wall using coils built into a catheter is also discussed. These images provide the capability to distinguish and identify various plaque components. The additional capabilities of MRI could potentially open up new applications beyond those currently performed under X-ray fluoroscopic guidance. (orig.)

  5. Manifestaciones pulmonares en pacientes con linfomas

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    Jesús Diego de la Campa

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo en 88 pacientes con linfomas (25 con enfermedad de Hodgkin y 63 con linfoma no Hodgkin atendidos en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" desde abril de 1997 hasta diciembre de 1998, para identificar las manifestaciones pulmonares. Se estudiaron los síntomas y signos del aparato respiratorio y los resultados de la radiografía del tórax en todos los pacientes. En 79 de ellos se realizaron pruebas funcionales respiratorias. Predominaron los pacientes asintomáticos (69/88; 78,4 % (p A descriptive study was conducted in 88 patients with lymphomas (25 Hodgkin’s disease and 63 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma seen at "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical and Surgical Hospital from April 1997 to December 1998. Its objective was to identify the pulmonary manifestations. Symptoms and signs of the respiratory system and chest Rx results were analyzed in all the patients. Seventy-nine of them underwent respiratory function testing. Asymptomatic patients prevailed (69/88 for 78,4 % (p < 0,01; the most frequent respiratory symptom was cough (6/25 for 24 % in Hodgkin’s disease and 10/63 for 15,8 % in non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas. A high number of patients did not present alterations when they were applied a respiratory physical exam (73/88 for 82,9 % (p < 0,01; the reduction of vesicular breath sounds was the most frequent disturbance (15/88 for 17 %. It was observed that chest radiology was normal in more than half of the cases (53/88 for 60.2% (p = 0,025 and mediastinal adenopathies were the most frequent disorders (30/88 for 34 %. Alterations in X-rays were mostly found in Hodgkin’s disease (18/25 for 72 % that non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma (17/63, 27 %. The respiratory function tests were normal in 74.7 % of the cases (59/79 (p < 0,01 whereas slight restrictive ventilatory disorder was more detected (9/79 for 11,4 %. Data revealed that in the group of studied patients, the frequency of pulmonary manifestations is similar to the one reported by other authors and that there are neither pathognomonic respiratory symptoms nor signs for each type of lymphoma.

  6. Linfoma de celulas B de la zona marginal extraganglionar del tejido linfoide asociado a mucosa (linfoma MALT de pulmón

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    Carlos Vergara-Uzcategui

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available Los Linfomas Pulmonares Primarios son extremadamente raros (0,4% de los linfomas extraganglionares, y generalmente son de tejido linfoide asociado a mucosas (tipo MALT, con ocasionales linfomas de células grandes difusos. Los síntomas son inespecíficos, y casi la mitad de los pacientes son asintomáticos. Se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 56 años de edad, quien presentó durante 7 meses accesos diarios de tos seca, de predominio nocturno, asociados en el último mes a fiebre de 39ºC, disnea a medianos esfuerzos y expectoración verduzca. Los exámenes de laboratorio fueron normales. La radiografía de tórax mostró el mediastino ensanchado, un proceso en lóbulo medio con efecto atelectásico, y un nódulo en hemitórax izquierdo. La tomografía computarizada (TC torácica de alta resolución evidenció proceso alveolar derecho en lóbulo medio y un nódulo pulmonar izquierdo calcificado de tipo inespecífico. El estudio inmunohistoquímico de la biopsia pulmonar fue compatible con Linfoma de Células B de la zona marginal extraganglionar del tejido linfoide asociado a mucosa (Linfoma MALT de pulmón. La TC corporal y la Tomografía por Emisión de Positrones (PET evidenciaron importantes hallazgos complementarios para determinar la extensión de la enfermedad. El paciente se trato con quimioterapia y actualmente se encuentra en buenas condiciones, sin recidiva de la sintomatología. Dado lo infrecuente de la patología se presenta este caso y se hace una revisión de la literatura

  7. Dosimetry in intravascular brachytherapy; Calculos dosimetricos em braquiterapia intravascular

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    Campos, Laelia Pumilla Botelho

    2000-03-01

    Among the cardiovascular diseases responsible for deaths in the adult population in almost all countries of the world, the most common is acute myocardial infarction, which generally occurs because of the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries. Several diagnostic techniques and therapies are being tested for the treatment of coronary artery disease. Balloon angioplasty has been a popular treatment which is less invasive than traditional surgeries involving revascularization of the myocardium, thus promising a better quality of life for patients. Unfortunately, the rate of restenosis (re-closing of the vessel) after balloon angioplasty is high (approximately 30-50% within the first year after treatment).Recently, the idea of delivering high radiation doses to coronary arteries to avoid or delay restenosis has been suggested. Known as intravascular brachytherapy, the technique has been used with several radiation sources, and researchers have obtained success in decreasing the rate of restenosis in some patient populations. In order to study the radiation dosimetry in the patient and radiological protection for the attending staff for this therapy, radiation dose distributions for monoenergetic electrons and photons (at nine discrete energies) were calculated for blood vessels of diameter 0.15, o,30 and 0.45 cm with balloon and wire sources using the radiation transport code MCNP4B. Specific calculations were carried out for several candidate radionuclides as well. Two s tent sources (metallic prosthesis that put inside of patient's artery through angioplasty) employing {sup 32} P are also simulated. Advantages and disadvantages of the various radionuclides and source geometries are discussed. The dosimetry developed here will aid in the realization of the benefits obtained in patients for this promising new technology. (author)

  8. Asociación de linfomas malignos con herpes virus I y II

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    Ashley Efraín, Alarcon-Rozas; Fernando, Salas Sánchez; Karina, Villacres Vela; Julio, Guevara Guevara.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Conocer la prevalencia de la seropositividad para herpes virus I y II en pacientes con linfomas non Hodgkin y su asociación con el linaje celular (B ó T). Pacientes y métodos: Se tomó una muestra de 60 pacientes en el Hospital Almenara de agosto de 1999 a diciembre del 2000 todos ellos pa [...] cientes con diagnostico establecido de linfoma non Hodgkin nuevos o en primera recaída, el análisis se realizó mediante bioestadística descriptiva. Resultados: La mediana de la edad fue de 59 años, 2/3 fueron varones, 65% pacientes nuevos y el linfoma primario fue extraganglionar en un 58% de los casos. El 80% de los linfomas fueron a células B y mas del 90% en estadios avanzados (III y IV), ningún caso fue positivo para IgM herpes I o II y 25% tuvieron serología positiva IgG para herpes I o II (2/3 positivos para IgG I) de los cuales el 93% fueron a células B. Conclusiones: La prevalencia de seropositividad para herpes virus I y II en pacientes con linfoma non Hodgkin es del 25%, mayormente asociado a células B, además de tener un porcentaje considerable de linfomas a células T (25%) y linfomas extranodales (58%); para evaluar la posibilidad de asociación entre este virus y los linfomas requerimos de un estudio caso-control. Abstract in english Objectives: To know the prevalence of seropositivity for herpes virus I and II in patients with malignant non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), and the association with the cell lineage (B or T). Patients and Methods: We considered 60 new or in first recurrence patients with NHL at the Hospital Nacional Guill [...] ermo Almenara from August 1999 to December 2000. We analyzed the data by descriptive biostatistics in Epi-Info program. Results: Median age was 59 years, two thirds were men, 65% were new patients and the primary site was extranodular in 58% of the cases. 80% were NHL to B cells, and more than 90% in advance stage (III and IV), none of them were positive for IgM herpes virus I or II and 25% were positive for IgG I or II (2/3 positive for IgG I) and more than 90% of them were for B cell. Conclusion: The prevalence of seropositivity for herpes I or II in patients with NHL was 25%, usually associated to B cells, on the other hand we have an elevated percentage of T cell NHL (25%) as well as extranodular NHL (58%). We need more studies specially a case-control study to define the association of herpes virus I or II with NHL.

  9. Linfoma no Hodgkin extraganglionar. Reporte de un caso

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    José Ignacio Larquin Comet

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    Full Text Available El linfoma no Hodgkin extraganglionar es un trastorno linfoproliferativo crónico de causa aún dudosa. Se reporta un caso de una paciente con una masa tumoral a nivel del anillo de Waldeyer, se realizó el diagnóstico por biopsia de la lesión de un linfoma no Hodgkin de alto grado de malignidad extraganglionar. Se inició tratamiento con esquema ChopBleo y se obtuvo repuesta favorable, presentó recaída hematológica dos años más tarde, por lo que se inició tratamiento con radioterapia de cabeza y cuello con resultados alentadores. Actualmente se mantiene asintomática.

  10. Mapping Intravascular Ultrasound Controversies in Interventional Cardiology Practice

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    Maresca, D.; Adams, S.; Maresca, B.; van der Steen, A. F. W.

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    Intravascular ultrasound is a catheter-based imaging modality that was developed to investigate the condition of coronary arteries and assess the vulnerability of coronary atherosclerotic plaques in particular. Since its introduction in the clinic 20 years ago, use of intravascular ultrasound innovation has been relatively limited. Intravascular ultrasound remains a niche technology; its clinical practice did not vastly expand, except in Japan, where intravascular ultrasound is an appraised t...

  11. Obese patient has less intravascular volume. Intravascular volume and fat free mass measured by computed tomography

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    It has been difficult to estimate a true patient's intravascular volume. Although about 99% of basic metabolic consumption is conducted in the non-fat tissues, the cardiac index itself does not include a fat effect and may predict inappropriate value in obese patients. This study evaluates the efficacy of the method excluding fat effect using computed tomography imaging to estimate the intra-vascular volume. Fat mass was obtained from the images of computed tomography and fat free mass was calculated by reducing the fat mass from the body weight. Intravascular volume was gained with a dilution method by the records of the cardiopulmonary bypass. Correlation between the fat free mass and the intravascular volume was assessed and statistic analysis was performed. There was a significant correlation between the fat free mass and the intra-vascular volume. Using computed tomography to calculate fat free mass, correlates well with the intravascular volume. Considering the result of this study, the Intra-vascular volume of obese patients would be low, thus the indicated Cardiac index value by Swan-Ganz catheter should be underestimated. (author)

  12. Intravascular Stenting in Microvascular Anastomoses

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    Background?The effect of intravascular stenting (IVaS) on microvascular anastomoses has given adverse results. For experienced microsurgeons the benefit of IVaS is doubtful. We have investigated the potential benefit of the IVaS technique for two groups of inexperienced microsurgeons with different surgical levels of experience (medical students and young residents). Experienced microsurgeons acted as a control group. Materials and Methods?In an experimental crossover study, 139 microsurgical anastomoses were performed on the femoral artery in 70 rats by 10 surgeons. On one side of the rat, the IVaS technique was used. A small piece of 5-0 nylon monofilament was placed in the vessel lumen, acting as a temporary stent during microvascular anastomosis. A conventional technique without the stent was performed on the other side. Patency rates of the vessels in each group were compared as well as the time spent on the anastomosis. Results?No significant difference in patency rates was seen between the stenting andconventional technique in all three groups. The experienced microsurgeons had 100% patency rate with both techniques. The medical students had 20/28 in the IVaS and 19/28 conventional group and the patency rates for the residents were 23/27 using IVaS and 23/28 using the conventional technique. The residents were faster using the IVaS whereas the students and experienced microsurgeons were faster without the stent. Conclusion?The IVaS technique did not seem to benefit either the inexperienced or experienced microsurgeons regardless of their clinical experience. The study also shows that some surgical experience seems to be an advantage in performing microsurgery.

  13. Intravascular interventional therapy for uterine cervical adenocarcinoma

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    Adenocarcinoma of the uterine cervix shows an upward trend in younger patients with poorer prognosis in comparing with squamous carcinoma. The traditional radiotherapy and intravenous route chemo- therapy are all difficult in treating uterine cervical adenocarcinoma due to different biomolecular characterization with that of the squamous cell carcinoma. Because of long term growth for primary lesion and infiltration with limitation inside the pelvis, provides a reliable clinico-pathologic basis for intra-vascular interventional treatment. This article presents a comprehensive statement of clinico-pathologic, biomolecular investigation and intravascular intervention for uterine cervical carcinoma. (authors)

  14. Incidencia de linfoma gastrointestinal en el hospital militar Dr. Carlos Arvelo en el lapso 2003-2008 un período de 5 años

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    Beatriz, Pernalete; María Alejandra, La Cruz; Livia, Rodríguez; Sylvia, Benítez; Oscar, Pérez; Rosanna, Bonardo; Noheltriz, Camaray; Francisco, Guzman; Lorena, Villarreal; Jacinto, Lara.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Los Linfomas No Hodgkin del tracto gastrointestinal son los linfomas extranodales más comunes, representando entre el 30 y 70% de esta última patología constituyendo un grupo heterogéneo de tumores con diferentes características clínicas y patológicas. El estómago está lesionado de manera predominan [...] te siendo los linfomas tipo MALT los tumores de bajo grado más frecuentes en el sistema gastrointestinal, contando con 40% de todos los linfomas gástricos primarios, manteniéndose localizados por períodos prolongados sin tratamiento. Objetivos: evaluar la epidemiología de los linfomas gastrointestinales en nuestro centro. Pacientes y métodos: Análisis retrospectivo de las historias de pacientes con diagnóstico de Linfoma Gastrointestinal. Resultados: Se presentan datos clínicos e histopatológicos de 20 pacientes con diagnóstico de Linfoma Gastrointestinal tratados en el Hospital Militar "Dr. Carlos Arvelo", Caracas, Venezuela, desde 2003 a 2008. 15 hombres, 5 mujeres, con edades comprendidas entre 23 y 64 años. De ellos, 14 (70 %) se presentaron con enfermedad limitada (estadio I-II) mientras que 6 (30%) tuvieron lesión de varios órganos (hígado, páncreas, bazo, duodeno) o más de un órgano gastrointestinal, siendo clasificado como estadio IV. 11 pacientes tuvieron linfoma gástrico, 2 de páncreas, 1 hepático esplénico y de columna lumbar, 1 intestino delgado, 1 en bazo, 4 de colon, y en 5 pacientes se observaron multiples localizaciones en el sistema gastrointestinal. Dolor abdominal, hemorragia digestiva, pérdida de peso fueron los síntomas más frecuentes de presentación. El estómago fue el órgano mas frecuentemente lesionado. Abstract in english Non-Hodgkin´s lymphomas (NHL) of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are the most common extra nodal lymphomas. They represent between 30% to 70% of all extra nodal lymphomas and constitute a heterogeneous group of tumors with different clinical and pathological features. The stomach is predominantly in [...] volved. MALT type lymphomas are the most frequent low grade non-Hodgkin´s lymphomas encountered in the GI tract. They account for 40% of all primary gastric lymphomas and remain, in the majority of cases, localized for a prolonged period of time without therapy. Aim: To evaluate the epidemiology of gastrointestinal lymphomas in our Hospital. Patients and Methods: Retrospective analysis of patientÊs recorders performed at the Hospital Militar "Dr. Carlos Arvelo", Caracas, that had the diagnosis of gastrointestinal lymphoma. Results Clinical and histopathologjcal data from 20 patients presenting with GI-NHL treated from 2003 until 2008, were reviewed. 15 men, 5 women with an age range between 23 and 64 years old. Of these, 14 (70%) presented with limited disease (stage I and II), while 6 patients were found to have disease involvement of other abdominal organs (i.e., liver, pancreas, spleen, duodenum) or more than one gastrointestinal site and were therefore classified as stage IV. 11 patients presented with lymphoma in the stomach, 2 pancreatic, 1 in liver, spleen and lumbar vertebrae, 1 in the small intestine and 4 in the large bowel, while in 5 cases multiple localizations of the gastrointestinal tract were documented. Abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, weighs loose were the main presenting symptom.

  15. Linfoma No Hodgkin, manifestaciones oftalmológicas: Presentación de 1 caso

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    Full Text Available Se presenta un paciente con Linfoma no Hodgkin linfocítico estadio IV y Retinosis Pigmentaria de base diagnosticado en el Centro de Referencia Nacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria, con manifestaciones oftalmológicas de esta neoplasia, remitido, además, al Instituto Nacional de Oncología y Radiobiología. Se ilustra con imágenes estas lesiones infrecuentes.

  16. Taquicardia ventricular associada com linfoma não-Hodgkin Taquicardia ventricular asociada con linfoma no Hodgkin Ventricular tachycardia associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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    Diego Chemello; Priscila Raupp-da-Rosa; Guilherme Teló; Nadine Clausell

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    Linfoma não-Hodgkin sistêmico pode afetar o miocárdio, particularmente em pacientes imunocomprometidos. Quando presentes, sinais e sintomas são geralmente inespecíficos, tornando o diagnóstico de envolvimento cardíaco muito difícil antes da autópsia. Arritmias ventriculares também são pouco usuais nesse cenário. Descrevemos um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin miocárdico secundário, que se apresentou com taquicardia ventricular monomórfica sustentada e espessamento do septo interventricular basal. ...

  17. Complement, thrombotic microangiopathy and disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Kurosawa, Shinichiro; Stearns-Kurosawa, Deborah J

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    In the blurring boundaries between clinical practice and scientific observations, it is increasingly attractive to propose shared disease mechanisms that could explain clinical experience. With the advent of available therapeutic options for complement inhibition, there is a push for more widespread application in patients, despite a lack of clinically relevant research. Patients with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) and thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) frequently exhibit comple...

  18. Estudio histológico e inmunofenotípico de linfoma canino en el centro de México

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    Francisco J. \\u00C1lvarez Berger; Enrique Aburto Fern\\u00E1ndez; Gerardo Aristi Urista; Gilberto Ch\\u00E1vez Gris

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    El inmunofenotipo constituye un factor importante en el pronóstico del linfoma canino. Se ha demostrado que perros con linfoma de células B presentan tiempos de sobrevivencia más largos que los perros con linfoma de células T. Los antígenos CD3 y CD79a son los marcadores más utilizados en inmunohistoquímica para la determinación del fenotipo celular T y B, respectivamente, en muestras fijadas en formalina y conservadas en bloques de parafi na. En este estudio se describen las características ...

  19. Estudio histológico e inmunofenotípico de linfoma canino en el centro de México

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    Francisco J. Álvarez Berger

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    Full Text Available El inmunofenotipo constituye un factor importante en el pronóstico del linfoma canino. Se ha demostrado que perros con linfoma de células B presentan tiempos de sobrevivencia más largos que los perros con linfoma de células T. Los antígenos CD3 y CD79a son los marcadores más utilizados en inmunohistoquímica para la determinación del fenotipo celular T y B, respectivamente, en muestras fijadas en formalina y conservadas en bloques de parafi na. En este estudio se describen las características morfológicas e inmunofenotípicas de 31 casos de linfoma en México, de casos del archivo del Departamento de Patología de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Para la clasificación histológica se utilizó el sistema del National Cancer Institute-Working Formulation (NCI-WF. Catorce casos (45.16% correspondieron a células B, 15 (48.39% a células T, y dos (6.45% fueron de origen indeterminado. Histopatológicamente, el linfoma difuso de células grandes fue el tipo más común, representó 38.71% de los casos; le siguieron los siguientes linfomas: linfocítico, inmunoblástico y linfoblástico. Los linfomas de grado intermedio a alto representaron 77.42% de los casos. En este estudio se encontró mayor prevalencia de linfoma de células T. Los resultados en este trabajo pudieran indicar una diferencia en la prevalencia en el inmunofenotipo del linfoma canino en México, en relación con otras zonas geográficas.

  20. Mapping intravascular ultrasound controversies in interventional cardiology practice.

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    Maresca, David; Adams, Samantha; Maresca, Bruno; van der Steen, Antonius F W

    2014-01-01

    Intravascular ultrasound is a catheter-based imaging modality that was developed to investigate the condition of coronary arteries and assess the vulnerability of coronary atherosclerotic plaques in particular. Since its introduction in the clinic 20 years ago, use of intravascular ultrasound innovation has been relatively limited. Intravascular ultrasound remains a niche technology; its clinical practice did not vastly expand, except in Japan, where intravascular ultrasound is an appraised tool for guiding percutaneous coronary interventions. In this qualitative research study, we follow scholarship on the sociology of innovation in exploring both the current adoption practices and perspectives on the future of intravascular ultrasound. We conducted a survey of biomedical experts with experience in the technology, the practice, and the commercialization of intravascular ultrasound. The collected information enabled us to map intravascular ultrasound controversies as well as to outline the dynamics of the international network of experts that generates intravascular ultrasound innovations and uses intravascular ultrasound technologies. While the technology is praised for its capacity to measure coronary atherosclerotic plaque morphology and is steadily used in clinical research, the lack of demonstrated benefits of intravascular ultrasound guided coronary interventions emerges as the strongest factor that prevents its expansion. Furthermore, most of the controversies identified were external to intravascular ultrasound technology itself, meaning that decision making at the industrial, financial and regulatory levels are likely to determine the future of intravascular ultrasound. In light of opinions from the responding experts', a wider adoption of intravascular ultrasound as a stand-alone imaging modality seems rather uncertain, but the appeal for this technology may be renewed by improving image quality and through combination with complementary imaging modalities. PMID:24816741

  1. Primary lymphoma of the colon / Linfoma primario de colon

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    Marta, Pascual; Blanca, Sánchez-González; Mar, García; Miguel, Pera; Luis, Grande.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: el linfoma primario de colon y recto es una patología poco prevalente, representa tan solo el 0,5 % de todas las neoplasias primarias de colon y recto. El tracto gastrointestinal es el lugar donde asientan la gran mayoría de los linfomas extranodales, siendo el más frecuente el tipo li [...] nfoma no-Hodking. El diagnóstico precoz es siempre difícil debido a que la sintomatología es muy poco específica. Los algoritmos terapéuticos han incluido clásicamente la resección radical, el tratamiento con quimioterapia y con radioterapia. Materiales y métodos: presentamos nuestra experiencia en el manejo de los linfomas primarios de colon en un periodo de 17 años (1994-2011). Resultados: en dicho periodo en nuestro centro fueron diagnosticaron 7 casos de linfoma primario de colon. El dolor abdominal y los cambios en el ritmo deposicional fueron los síntomas más frecuentes. Cinco pacientes requirieron tratamiento quirúrgico urgente debido a hemorragia digestiva u obstrucción intestinal. El estudio anatomopatológico reveló que todos los linfomas tenían el fenotipo de tipo B. Los pacientes tuvieron un seguimiento medio de 59 meses (rango 1-180). Tres de ellos siguen vivos sin evidencia de recidiva. Conclusión: el tratamiento combinado con quimioterapia y cirugía puede obtener buenos resultados de remisión. La cirugía puede resolver complicaciones como la hemorragia o la perforación intestinal, ambas directamente relacionadas con la mortalidad por linfoma. Abstract in english Background: primary colorectal lymphoma is a very rare disease, representing less than 0.5 % of all primary colorectal neoplasms. The gastrointestinal tract is the most frequently involved site of all extranodal lymphomas, the most common type of that is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Early diagnosis is of [...] ten difficult because of unspecific symptoms. Therapeutic approaches have classically included radical resection, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Materials and methods: we present our experience in the management of primary colorectal lymphomas over a 17-year period (1994-20011). Results: in this period 7 cases of primary colorectal lymphoma were diagnosed in our institution. Abdominal pain and change in bowel habit were the most frequent symptoms. Five patients underwent emergency surgery because of bleeding or bowel obstruction. All primary intestinal lymphomas studied were of the B-cell phenotype. Patients were followed up for a median of 59 months (range 1-180). Three of them are alive with no evidence of recurrence. Conclusion: combination treatment with chemotherapy and surgery can obtain good remission rate. Surgery can resolve complications such bleeding or intestinal perforation that are implicated in lymphoma mortality.

  2. Techniques for Intravascular Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Woodhouse, Joe B.; Uberoi, Raman, E-mail: raman.uberoi@orh.nhs.uk [Oxford University Hospitals (United Kingdom)

    2013-08-01

    As endovascular therapies increase in frequency, the incidence of lost or embolized foreign bodies is increasing. The presence of an intravascular foreign body (IFB) is well recognized to have the potential to cause serious complications. IFB can embolize and impact critical sites such as the heart, with subsequent significant morbidity or mortality. Intravascular foreign bodies most commonly result from embolized central line fragments, but they can originate from many sources, both iatrogenic and noniatrogenic. The percutaneous approach in removing an IFB is widely perceived as the best way to retrieve endovascular foreign bodies. This minimally invasive approach has a high success rate with a low associated morbidity, and it avoids the complications related to open surgical approaches. We examined the characteristics, causes, and incidence of endovascular embolizations and reviewed the various described techniques that have been used to facilitate subsequent explantation of such materials.

  3. Linfoma de Burkitt en un portador de granulomatosis de Wegener

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    Kryssia, Rodríguez-Castro; Henry, Zamora-Barquero.

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de un paciente costarricense portador de granulomatosis de Wegener, en tratamiento con ciclofosfamida y prednisona, quien desarrolla un linfoma de Burkitt que lo lleva a la muerte. Se menciona la posible relación entre estas dos patologías. [...] Abstract in english This is a report of a costarrican male with Wegener' s granulomatosis undergoing treatment with prednisone and cyclophosphamide, he developed a fatal Burkitt' s lymphoma. The possible relationship between these two disorders is addressed. [...

  4. Linfoma de Burkitt en un portador de granulomatosis de Wegener

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    Kryssia Rodríguez-Castro

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Se reporta el caso de un paciente costarricense portador de granulomatosis de Wegener, en tratamiento con ciclofosfamida y prednisona, quien desarrolla un linfoma de Burkitt que lo lleva a la muerte. Se menciona la posible relación entre estas dos patologías.This is a report of a costarrican male with Wegener' s granulomatosis undergoing treatment with prednisone and cyclophosphamide, he developed a fatal Burkitt' s lymphoma. The possible relationship between these two disorders is addressed.

  5. Acantosis nigricans y linfoma no Hodgkin: presentación de un caso

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    Miguel Damián Junco Bonet

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: la acantosis nigricans fue la primera dermatosis en la que se reconoció un carácter paraneoplásico. La característica sobresaliente es la hiperpigmentación simétrica y el engrosamiento aterciopelado de la piel. Se sugiere que algún factor producido por el tumor estimula el crecimiento epidérmico. Objetivo: presentar un caso poco frecuente de un paciente con el diagnóstico de linfoma no Hodgkin y acantosis nigricans. Caso clínico: se presenta el caso de un paciente masculino de 62 años de edad con antecedentes de hipertensión arterial que un año previo a su ingreso manifestó cambios en la coloración de la piel, dermatosis generalizada, hiperpigmentación e hiperqueratosis en las palmas de las manos y el cuello. Conclusiones: el tumor más frecuente asociado con acantosis es el adenocarcinoma abdominal en 90 % de los casos, entre los cuales 64 a 69 % son de origen gástrico; el resto (10 % se asocian con cáncer no digestivo; linfoma de Hodgkin, micosis fungoide, cáncer de esófago, próstata y tiroides. En el linfoma no Hodgkin su asociación es considerada muy rara y son pocos los casos reportados en la bibliografía.

  6. Actualidad clínica-biológica de los linfomas T cutáneos

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    María E. Faxas García

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas cutáneos resultan modelos útiles para el estudio de los mecanismos patogénicos de las enfermedades linfoproliferativas dado que para el diagnóstico y el seguimiento, las muestras de tejido se obtienen a través de métodos no invasivos. Aunque los linfomas T cutáneos se desarrollan a partir de los linfocitos T residentes en la piel, otras células y diversos factores asociados al tejido linfoide participan en la linfomagénesis. La aparición de estos linfomas en la piel no excluye la presencia de células malignas en la circulación y su desarrollo en otros órganos. Actualmente, la posibilidad de detectar las lesiones en estadios tempranos y la precisión de alteraciones en el receptor de células T permite ampliar el estudio de esta enfermedad.The cutaneous lymphomas are useful models for studying the etiopathogenic mechanisms of the lymphoproliferative diseases, since the samples of tissue are obtained through non invasive methods for the diagnosis and follow-up. Although the cutaneous T-cell lymphomas are developed from the T lymphocytes existing in the skin, other cells and diverse factors associated with the lymphoid tissues take part in the lymphomagenesis. The appearance of these lymphomas in the skin does not exclude the presence of malignant cells in the circulation and their development in other organs. Nowadays, the possibility of detecting the injuries in early stages and the accuracy of alterations in the T-cell receptor allows to extend the study of this disease.

  7. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em crianças com imunodeficiência: relato de cinco casos Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in children with immunodeficiency: report of five cases

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    Oliveira, Maria Christina L A; Rodrigues, Adriana R.; Keyla C. Sampaio; Ana Cecília S. C. Gomes; Viana, Marcos B.

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    Neste estudo é relatado o quadro clínico de cinco crianças com linfoma não-Hodgkin secundário a imunodeficiência ou imunossupressão: três portadoras do vírus da imunodeficiência humana, uma com imunodeficiência primária e uma após transplante hepático. De acordo com a classificação atual, os tipos histológicos foram: linfoma linfoblástico de células B precursoras (2), linfoma cutâneo de grandes células anaplásico (1), linfoma de células B periféricas, sugestivo de Burkitt (1), e linfoma linfo...

  8. Síndrome de vena cava superior: Una emergencia oncológica en niños con linfoma. Revisión de 5 casos Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: an oncologic emergency in children with lymphoma

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    Miriam Davis G.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Un niño con cáncer puede presentar durante su enfermedad una emergencia, ya sea como manifestación inicial, en la fase de diagnóstico, durante la evolución o en el periodo terminal. Objetivo: Presentar nuestra experiencia en el manejo del síndrome de Vena Cava Superior en niños con linfoma. Pacientes y Método: Revisión retrospectiva de 44 fichas clínicas de menores de 15 años con linfoma tratados entre enero de 1989 y diciembre de 1999 en la Unidad de Hematología/Oncología Infantil del Hospital Clínico Regional de Valdivia. Resultados: 5 casos presentaron síndrome de Vena Cava Superior: Linfoma de Hodgkin 2. Linfoma no Hodgkin 3. El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior fue la manifestación inicial en 4. En la emergencia todos los pacientes recibieron corticoides y radioterapia. Tres pacientes se encuentran vivos y en remisión completa. Conclusiones: El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior, es poco frecuente en niños con patología tumoral, sin embargo, por constituir una emergencia médica requiere tratamiento inmediato, necesitándose claras pautas de manejoIntroduction: A child with cancer may have an oncologic emergency during one of the following situations: A Primary manifestation of the disease. B Diagnostic phase. C During clinical evolution of the disease. D Terminal stage. Objective: To review our experience in the management of patients with lymphoma presenting with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS. Method: Retrospective analysis of clinical data of 44 patients younger than 15 years-old affected with lymphoma and treated at the Hemathology/Oncology Unit of the Clinical Hospital from Valdivia, between 1989 and 1999. Results: 5 patients presented SVCS; 2 of them had Hodgkin lymphoma and 3 had no-Hodgkin lymphoma. The SVCS was the first clinical manifestation in 4 of them. During the emergency, all patients were treated with steroids and radiotherapy, observing 3 of them still alive and free of disease. Conclusions: The SVCS is a rare complication in pediatric tumoral disease. It constitutes an oncologic emergency that we ought to know in terms of diagnosis and treatment

  9. Multi-frequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging.

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    Ma, Teng; Yu, Mingyue; Li, Jiawen; Munding, Chelsea E; Chen, Zeyu; Fei, Chunlong; Shung, K Kirk; Zhou, Qifa

    2015-01-01

    Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is frequently associated with the sudden rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque within the coronary artery. Several unique physiological features, including a thin fibrous cap accompanied by a necrotic lipid core, are the targeted indicators for identifying the vulnerable plaques. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), a catheter-based imaging technology, has been routinely performed in clinics for more than 20 years to describe the morphology of the coronary artery and guide percutaneous coronary interventions. However, conventional IVUS cannot facilitate the risk assessment of ACS because of its intrinsic limitations, such as insufficient resolution. Renovation of the IVUS technology is essentially needed to overcome the limitations and enhance the coronary artery characterization. In this paper, a multi-frequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging system was developed by incorporating a higher frequency IVUS transducer (80 to 150 MHz) with the conventional IVUS (30-50 MHz) system. The newly developed system maintains the advantage of deeply penetrating imaging with the conventional IVUS, while offering an improved higher resolution image with IVUS at a higher frequency. The prototyped multifrequency catheter has a clinically compatible size of 0.95 mm and a favorable capability of automated image co-registration. In vitro human coronary artery imaging has demonstrated the feasibility and superiority of the multi-frequency IVUS imaging system to deliver a more comprehensive visualization of the coronary artery. This ultrasonic-only intravascular imaging technique, based on a moderate refinement of the conventional IVUS system, is not only cost-effective from the perspective of manufacturing and clinical practice, but also holds the promise of future translation into clinical benefits. PMID:25585394

  10. Positron autoradiography for intravascular imaging: feasibility evaluation

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    Shikhaliev, Polad M [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Xu, Tong [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Ducote, Justin L [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Easwaramoorthy, Balasubramaniam [Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Mukherjee, Jogeshwar [Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States); Molloi, Sabee [Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697 (United States)

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    Approximately 70% of acute coronary artery disease is caused by unstable (vulnerable) plaques with an inflammation of the overlying cap and high lipid content. A rupturing of the inflamed cap of the plaque results in propagation of the thrombus into the lumen, blockage of the artery and acute ischaemic syndrome or sudden death. Morphological imaging such as angiography or intravascular ultrasound cannot determine inflammation status of the plaque. A radiotracer such as 18F-FDG is accumulated in vulnerable plaques due to higher metabolic activity of the inflamed cap and could be used to detect a vulnerable plaque. However, positron emission tomography (PET) cannot detect the FDG-labelled plaques because of respiratory and heart motions, small size and low activity of the plaques. Plaques can be detected using a miniature particle (positron) detector inserted into the artery. In this work, a new detector concept is investigated for intravascular imaging of the plaques. The detector consists of a storage phosphor tip bound to the end of an intravascular catheter. It can be inserted into an artery, absorb the 18F-FDG positrons from the plaques, withdrawn from the artery and read out. Length and diameter of the storage phosphor tip can be matched to the length and the diameter of the artery. Monte Carlo simulations and experimental evaluations of coronary plaque imaging with the proposed detector were performed. It was shown that the sensitivity of the storage phosphor detector to the positrons of 18F-FDG is sufficient to detect coronary plaques with 1 mm and 2 mm sizes and 590 Bq and 1180 Bq activities in the arteries with 2 mm and 3 mm diameters, respectively. An experimental study was performed using plastic tubes with 2 mm diameter filled with an FDG solution, which simulates blood. FDG spots simulating plaques were placed over the surface of the tube. A phosphor tip was inserted into the tube and imaged the plaques. Exposure time was 1 min in all simulations and experiments. Experiments showed that detecting the coronary plaques using the proposed technique is possible. The proposed technique has the potential for fast and accurate detection of vulnerable coronary and other intravascular plaques.

  11. Positron autoradiography for intravascular imaging: feasibility evaluation

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    Approximately 70% of acute coronary artery disease is caused by unstable (vulnerable) plaques with an inflammation of the overlying cap and high lipid content. A rupturing of the inflamed cap of the plaque results in propagation of the thrombus into the lumen, blockage of the artery and acute ischaemic syndrome or sudden death. Morphological imaging such as angiography or intravascular ultrasound cannot determine inflammation status of the plaque. A radiotracer such as 18F-FDG is accumulated in vulnerable plaques due to higher metabolic activity of the inflamed cap and could be used to detect a vulnerable plaque. However, positron emission tomography (PET) cannot detect the FDG-labelled plaques because of respiratory and heart motions, small size and low activity of the plaques. Plaques can be detected using a miniature particle (positron) detector inserted into the artery. In this work, a new detector concept is investigated for intravascular imaging of the plaques. The detector consists of a storage phosphor tip bound to the end of an intravascular catheter. It can be inserted into an artery, absorb the 18F-FDG positrons from the plaques, withdrawn from the artery and read out. Length and diameter of the storage phosphor tip can be matched to the length and the diameter of the artery. Monte Carlo simulations and experimental evaluations of coronary plaque imaging with the proposed detector were performed. It was shown that the sensitivity of the storage phosphor detector to the positrons of 18F-FDG is sufficient to detect coronary plaques with 1 mm and 2 mm sizes and 590 Bq and 1180 Bq activities in the arteries with 2 mm and 3 mm diameters, respectively. An experimental study was performed using plastic tubes with 2 mm diameter filled with an FDG solution, which simulates blood. FDG spots simulating plaques were placed over the surface of the tube. A phosphor tip was inserted into the tube and imaged the plaques. Exposure time was 1 min in all simulations and experiments. Experiments showed that detecting the coronary plaques using the proposed technique is possible. The proposed technique has the potential for fast and accurate detection of vulnerable coronary and other intravascular plaques

  12. Role of informed consent for intravascular contrast media

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    To evaluate the usefulness of different degrees of informed consent for intravascular contrast media, the authors divided 100 patients into four groups: (1) informed consent with no information on intravascular contrast media, (2) simple written informed consent that detailed common risks, (3) detailed written informed consent that detailed all known risks, and (4) MD informed consent, during which a radiologist discussed all known risks of intravascular contrast media. Physician counseling time for group 4 averaged 11.4 minutes. On a postprocedure test about the common complications and risk factors of intravascular contrast media, the average scores were: group 1, 38.4%; group 2, 68.2%; group 3, 63.2%; and group 4, 69.8%. There was no statistical difference between groups 2-4 on the postprocedure test. If informed consent is to be used prior to intravascular contrast media administration, a simple written consent detailing the common risks and risk factors appears to be the best method

  13. Apresentação cutânea inicial de linfomas na infância Initial cutaneous manifestation of lymphomas in children

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    Maria Christina Lopes Araujo de Oliveira

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos compreendem um grupo heterogêneo de desordens linfoproliferativas que envolvem a pele e são classificados como um subgrupo dos linfomas não Hodgkin. No período de 1981 a 2007, 100 casos de linfomas em crianças foram admitidos no Serviço de Hematologia, do Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, sendo que nove apresentaram manifestação cutânea inicial. Três pacientes foram classificados como linfoma cutâneo primário e seis como sistêmicos. Sete pacientes apresentaram linfoma de células T, um, linfoma linfoblástico B e um, imunofenótipo indefinido. Nenhum óbito ocorreu nos pacientes com linfoma cutâneo primárioCutaneous lymphomas comprise a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative disorders with skin involvement and are classified as a subgroup of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. From 1981 to 2007, 100 children with non-Hodgkin lymphomas were admitted to the Hematology Unit of the Federal University of Minas Gerais Teaching Hospital. In nine of these children, the skin was involved at the onset of the disease. Three patients were classified as having primary cutaneous lymphoma, while in six the disease was systemic with cutaneous involvement. In seven patients, the immunophenotype was T-cell, in one it was B-cell, and in the remaining case the immunophenotype was indefinable. No deaths occurred in any of the children with primary cutaneous lymphoma

  14. Apresentação cutânea inicial de linfomas na infância / Initial cutaneous manifestation of lymphomas in children

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    Maria Christina Lopes Araujo de, Oliveira; Luciana Baptista, Pereira; Priscila Cezarino, Rodrigues; Keyla Cunha, Sampaio; Benigna Maria de, Oliveira; Marcos Borato, Viana.

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos compreendem um grupo heterogêneo de desordens linfoproliferativas que envolvem a pele e são classificados como um subgrupo dos linfomas não Hodgkin. No período de 1981 a 2007, 100 casos de linfomas em crianças foram admitidos no Serviço de Hematologia, do Hospital das Clínicas d [...] a Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, sendo que nove apresentaram manifestação cutânea inicial. Três pacientes foram classificados como linfoma cutâneo primário e seis como sistêmicos. Sete pacientes apresentaram linfoma de células T, um, linfoma linfoblástico B e um, imunofenótipo indefinido. Nenhum óbito ocorreu nos pacientes com linfoma cutâneo primário Abstract in english Cutaneous lymphomas comprise a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative disorders with skin involvement and are classified as a subgroup of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. From 1981 to 2007, 100 children with non-Hodgkin lymphomas were admitted to the Hematology Unit of the Federal University of Minas Gera [...] is Teaching Hospital. In nine of these children, the skin was involved at the onset of the disease. Three patients were classified as having primary cutaneous lymphoma, while in six the disease was systemic with cutaneous involvement. In seven patients, the immunophenotype was T-cell, in one it was B-cell, and in the remaining case the immunophenotype was indefinable. No deaths occurred in any of the children with primary cutaneous lymphoma

  15. Leucemia / linfoma T del adulto: Primer caso en Cuba

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    Jorge E. Muñío Perurena

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentó el caso de una paciente con diagnóstico de linfoma no Hodgkin de histología agresiva, en el año 1990, que por los hallazgos clínicos y resultados de los exámenes complementarios realizados se sospechó la posibilidad de una leucemia / linfoma tipo T del adulto (LLTA relacionada con la infección por el virus linfotrópico de células T humanas tipo I (conocido como HTLV-I, lo cual fue confirmado por los resultados de los estudios virológicos. Se observó comportamiento evolutivo y respuesta terapéutica tórpidos. Falleció en los primeros 4 meses de efectuado el diagnóstico, lo que corroboró lo publicado en la literatura médica sobre este tema. Este es el primer caso diagnosticado en Cuba de una leucemia / linfoma tipo T del adulto (LLTA relacionada con la infección por el virus linfotrópico de células T humanas tipo I (HTLV-IThe case of a female patient with diagnosis of non Hodgkin lymphoma of aggressive histology in 1990 was presented .According to the clinical findings and to the results of the complementary tests made, it was suspected the possibility of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL related to human T lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1 infection, which was confirmed by the results of the virological studies. It was observed a torpid evolutive behavior and therapeutic response. The patient died during the first 4 months of the diagnosis, which corroborated what is published in medical literature on this topic.This is the first case diagnosed in Cuba of an adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma associated with HTLV-1.

  16. Leucemia / linfoma T del adulto: Primer caso en Cuba

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    Jorge E., Muñío Perurena; Héctor M., Díaz Torres; José, Carnot Uria; Raúl, de Castro Arenas; Leonor, Navea Leyva; Inocente, Rodríguez Reyes.

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentó el caso de una paciente con diagnóstico de linfoma no Hodgkin de histología agresiva, en el año 1990, que por los hallazgos clínicos y resultados de los exámenes complementarios realizados se sospechó la posibilidad de una leucemia / linfoma tipo T del adulto (LLTA) relacionada con la in [...] fección por el virus linfotrópico de células T humanas tipo I (conocido como HTLV-I), lo cual fue confirmado por los resultados de los estudios virológicos. Se observó comportamiento evolutivo y respuesta terapéutica tórpidos. Falleció en los primeros 4 meses de efectuado el diagnóstico, lo que corroboró lo publicado en la literatura médica sobre este tema. Este es el primer caso diagnosticado en Cuba de una leucemia / linfoma tipo T del adulto (LLTA) relacionada con la infección por el virus linfotrópico de células T humanas tipo I (HTLV-I) Abstract in english The case of a female patient with diagnosis of non Hodgkin lymphoma of aggressive histology in 1990 was presented .According to the clinical findings and to the results of the complementary tests made, it was suspected the possibility of adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) related to human T lymph [...] otropic virus type I (HTLV-1) infection, which was confirmed by the results of the virological studies. It was observed a torpid evolutive behavior and therapeutic response. The patient died during the first 4 months of the diagnosis, which corroborated what is published in medical literature on this topic.This is the first case diagnosed in Cuba of an adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma associated with HTLV-1.

  17. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the oral cavity Linfoma difuso de células B grandes de la cavidad bucal

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    Marcelo Carlos Bortoluzzi

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    Full Text Available The authors report a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBL of the oral cavity. The patient was a 73-year-old white man who first presented at the Division of Stomatology with a large nodular mass in the hard palate and a nodular lesion in the upper lip, which were diagnosed as DLBL. The patient was treated with eight cycles of CHOP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone, but the disease recurred 22 months after the end of the therapy. Both primary sites hard palate and upper lip were involved again and the patient was resubmitted to chemotherapy.Se reporta un caso de linfoma difuso de células B grandes (DLBL de la cavidad bucal. Se trata de un paciente masculino, blanco, de 73 años de edad, que se presentó a la División de Estomatología, con una masa nodular difusa en el paladar duro y una lesión nodular en el labio superior, diagnosticadas como DLBL. El paciente fue tratado con ocho ciclos de quimioterapia CHOP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona, pero se constató recidiva de la enfermedad en ambos sitios primarios, en el paladar duro y en el labio superior a los 22 meses después del término de la terapia. El paciente fue sometido de nuevo a la quimioterapia.

  18. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the oral cavity / Linfoma difuso de células B grandes de la cavidad bucal

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    Marcelo, Carlos Bortoluzzi; Jonas, Dantas Batista; Karen, Cherubini; Fernanda, Gonçalves Salum; Maria Antonia, Figueiredo.

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    Full Text Available Se reporta un caso de linfoma difuso de células B grandes (DLBL) de la cavidad bucal. Se trata de un paciente masculino, blanco, de 73 años de edad, que se presentó a la División de Estomatología, con una masa nodular difusa en el paladar duro y una lesión nodular en el labio superior, diagnosticada [...] s como DLBL. El paciente fue tratado con ocho ciclos de quimioterapia CHOP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona), pero se constató recidiva de la enfermedad en ambos sitios primarios, en el paladar duro y en el labio superior a los 22 meses después del término de la terapia. El paciente fue sometido de nuevo a la quimioterapia. Abstract in english The authors report a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBL) of the oral cavity. The patient was a 73-year-old white man who first presented at the Division of Stomatology with a large nodular mass in the hard palate and a nodular lesion in the upper lip, which were diagnosed as DLBL. The patie [...] nt was treated with eight cycles of CHOP chemotherapy (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone), but the disease recurred 22 months after the end of the therapy. Both primary sites hard palate and upper lip were involved again and the patient was resubmitted to chemotherapy.

  19. Linfoma não Hodgkin primário da coluna vertebral Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the vertebral column

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    O linfoma primário do osso (LPO) é uma condição extremamente rara, habitualmente confundida com outras lesões ósseas primárias. É responsável por cerca de 3%-5% de todos os tumores malignos no osso e 4%-7% de todos os linfomas nãoHodgkin extranodais. Caracteriza-se pelo envolvimento de um ou vários locais ósseos, com ou sem comprometimento de linfonodos regionais e vísceras. Histopatologicamente, o linfoma non Hodgkin de grandes células B representa a maioria dos casos de LPO. Ossos longos sã...

  20. Linfoma primário de cavidade pleural em paciente imunocompetente Primary effusion lymphoma in an immunocompetent patient

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    Leila Antonangelo

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma primário de cavidade é um tipo raro de linfoma não-Hodgkin que acomete principalmente pacientes imunocomprometidos e, mais raramente, pacientes imunocompetentes. Neste relato de caso são apresentados os achados clínicos e laboratoriais de um paciente imunocompetente com derrame pleural diagnosticado como linfoma primário de cavidade pleural.Primary effusion lymphoma is an unusual non-Hodgkin's lymphoma rarely seen in immunocompetent patients. Herein, we present clinical and biochemical data obtained from an immunocompetent patient diagnosed with primary effusion lymphoma.

  1. É possível diferenciar derrames pleurais linfocíticos secundários a tuberculose ou linfoma através de variáveis clínicas e laboratoriais? / Differentiating between tuberculosis-related and lymphoma-related lymphocytic pleural effusions by measuring clinical and laboratory variables: Is it possible?

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    Leila, Antonangelo; Francisco Suso, Vargas; Eduardo Henrique, Genofre; Caroline Maris Neves de, Oliveira; Lisete Ribeiro, Teixeira; Roberta Karla Barbosa de, Sales.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever características clínicas e laboratoriais em pacientes com derrames pleurais linfocíticos secundários a tuberculose ou linfoma, a fim de identificar as variáveis que possam contribuir no diagnóstico diferencial dessas doenças. MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo com 159 pacientes adulto [...] s HIV negativos com derrame pleural linfocítico secundário a tuberculose ou linfoma (130 e 29 pacientes, respectivamente) tratados no Ambulatório da Pleura, Instituto do Coração, Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo (SP), entre outubro de 2008 e março de 2010. RESULTADOS: A média de idade e de duração dos sintomas foi menor no grupo tuberculose que no grupo linfoma. Os níveis pleurais de proteínas, albumina, colesterol, amilase e adenosina desaminase (ADA), assim como os níveis séricos de proteínas, albumina e amilase, foram maiores no grupo tuberculose, enquanto os níveis séricos de colesterol e triglicérides foram maiores no grupo linfoma. As contagens de leucócitos e linfócitos no líquido pleural foram maiores no grupo tuberculose. Células malignas estavam ausentes no grupo tuberculose, entretanto, linfócitos atípicos foram observados em 4 desses pacientes. No grupo linfoma, a citologia para células neoplásicas foi positiva, suspeita e negativa em 51,8%, 24,1% e 24,1% dos pacientes, respectivamente. A imunofenotipagem do líquido pleural foi conclusiva na maioria dos pacientes com linfoma. CONCLUSÕES: Nossos resultados demonstram semelhanças clínicas e laboratoriais entre os pacientes com tuberculose ou linfoma. Embora os níveis de proteínas e ADA no líquido pleural tendam a ser mais elevados no grupo tuberculose que no grupo linfoma, mesmo essas variáveis mostraram uma sobreposição. Entretanto, nenhum paciente com tuberculose apresentou níveis de ADA no líquido pleural inferiores ao ponto de corte (40 U/L). Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical and laboratory characteristics in patients with tuberculosis-related or lymphoma-related lymphocytic pleural effusions, in order to identify the variables that might contribute to differentiating between these diseases. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involvin [...] g 159 adult HIV-negative patients with tuberculosis-related or lymphoma-related lymphocytic effusions (130 and 29 patients, respectively), treated between October of 2008 and March of 2010 at the Pleural Diseases Outpatient Clinic of the University of São Paulo School of Medicine Hospital das Clínicas Heart Institute, in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. RESULTS: Mean age and the mean duration of symptoms were lower in the tuberculosis group than in the lymphoma group. The levels of proteins, albumin, cholesterol, amylase, and adenosine deaminase (ADA) in pleural fluid, as well as the serum levels of proteins, albumin, and amylase, were higher in the tuberculosis group, whereas serum cholesterol and triglycerides were higher in the lymphoma group. Pleural fluid leukocyte and lymphocyte counts were higher in the tuberculosis group. Of the tuberculosis group patients, none showed malignant cells; however, 4 showed atypical lymphocytes. Among the lymphoma group patients, cytology for neoplastic cells was positive, suspicious, and negative in 51.8%, 24.1%, and 24.1%, respectively. Immunophenotyping of pleural fluid was conclusive in most of the lymphoma patients. CONCLUSIONS: Our results demonstrate clinical and laboratory similarities among the patients with tuberculosis or lymphoma. Although protein and ADA levels in pleural fluid tended to be higher in the tuberculosis group than in the lymphoma group, even these variables showed an overlap. However, none of the tuberculosis group patients had pleural fluid ADA levels below the 40-U/L cut-off point.

  2. Diagnóstico de Linfoma no Hodgkin con infiltración intra-auricular / No Hodgkin Linfoma diagnosis with intra-atrial infiltration

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    Marco Antonio, Alcocer Gamba; Salvador León, González; Eliodoro, Castro Montes; Luis Martín, Loarca Piña; Leslie Marisol, Lugo Gavidia; Enrique, García Hernández; Ulises, González Galindo; Miguel Isaías, Paredes Serrano.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Los tumores cardíacos, son entidades raras en la práctica médica, tienen una incidencia del 0,05%, aproximadamente el 75% es benigno y un 25% maligno. De estos el linfoma es infrecuente representando alrededor del 0,25%. Los linfomas no Hodgkin pueden ser extranodales en el 20% de los casos, así mis [...] mo el 80% de los linfomas no Hodgkin son de células B difusos, que es la forma más frecuente de presentación en adultos jóvenes; corresponden a alto grado de malignidad y crecimiento rápido, pueden presentarse con infiltración primaria a diferentes órganos, con afectación cardiaca en 20 a 28% de los casos y suelen localizarse en las cavidades derechas. Los síntomas son inespecíficos, dependientes de la localización y extensión del tumor y la prueba diagnóstica en estos casos es indudablemente la biopsia ya sea del ganglio linfático o del tejido afectado. Se presenta un caso de linfoma no Hodgkin difuso, de células grandes con afectación intra-auricular derecha, en una paciente de 23 años que debutó con disnea progresiva. Se realizó un ecocardiograma transesofágico que detectó una masa tumoral intra-auricular derecha, por lo que se realizó biopsia por cateterismo venoso por vía femoral, que permitió hacer el diagnóstico histopatológico y establecer el tratamiento, con lo cual se encuentra en primera remisión completa a un año del evento Abstract in english Cardiac tumors are rare entities in clinical practice, with an incidence of 0.05%. Approximately 75% are benign and 25% malignant. Among these, Lymphomas are uncommon, representing about 0.25%. The non-Hodgkin lymphomas can occur in extranodal tissues in 20% of the cases and 80% of these non-Hodgkin [...] lymphomas are composed of diffuse B cells. The extranodal presentation is most frequent in young adults, with a high degree of malignancy and rapid growth. It can present with primary infiltration of various organs; cardiac involvement occurs in 20 to 28% of cases, usually located in the right chambers and with nonspecific symptoms, depending on the location and extent of the tumor. The diagnostic test in these cases is undoubtedly the biopsy of the lymph node or the affected tissue. We present the case of non-Hodgkin disease of diffuse large cells, with right intra-atrial involvement in a 23-year-old-female patient, who presented with progressive dyspnea. A transesophageal echocardiography was performed and an intra-atrial tumor mass was detected. A biopsy was performed, by femoral venous catheterization, allowing the establishment of the histopathological diagnosis and treatment. At a one year follow up, the patient shows complete remission

  3. Model of distribution of dose for intravascular brachytherapy; Modelo de distribucion de dosis para braquiterapia intravascular

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    Pirchio, Rosana; Signoretta, Catalina [Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica (CNEA), Buenos Aires (Argentina). Dosimetria de Radioaciones Ionizantes; Martin, Gabriela; Rivera, Elena; Bergoc, Rosa [Univeridad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquimica. Lab. de Radioisotopos; Guzman, Luis [Instituto Cardiovascular de Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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    In this work we present the radiation dose distributions for a theoretical model with Monte Carlo simulation, which was based on an experimental model developed for the study of the prevention of restenosis post-angioplasty employing intravascular brachytherapy. In the experimental model, the atherosclerotic plaques were induced in femoral arteries of male New Zealand rabbits through surgical intervention and later administration of cholesterol enriched diet. For the intravascular irradiation we employed a {sup 32} P source contained within the balloon used for the angioplasty. The radiation dose distributions were calculated using the Monte Carlo code MCNP4B according to a segment of a simulated artery. We studied the radiation dose distribution in the axial and radial directions for different thickness of the atherosclerotic plaques. The results will be correlated with the biologic effects observed by means of histological analysis of the irradiated arteries. (author)

  4. Hiperplasia endotelial papilar intravascular oral: uma entidade rara Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia: a rare entity

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    João Augusto Vianna Goulart Filho; Karuza Maria Alves Pereira; Hébel Cavalcanti Galvão

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    A hiperplasia endotelial papilar intravascular (HEPI) é uma lesão vascular reativa caracterizada pela proliferação endotelial excessiva localizada no interior de vasos sangüíneos comumente dilatados, associada a trombos em organização, ou secundária a outras lesões vasculares, como hemangiomas e granulomas piogênicos. A HEPI é um achado incomum na cavidade oral, onde os lábios são o principal sítio de acometimento, e surge clinicamente sob a forma de nódulos azulados de aspecto clínico semelh...

  5. Contribuição da medicina nuclear para a avaliação dos linfomas

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    Sapienza Marcelo T.

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available A medicina nuclear permite a caracterização funcional de tecidos, acrescentando dados à avaliação anatômica realizada por outros métodos de imagem, como a tomografia computadorizada, ressonância magnética ou ultra-som. Além do diagnóstico e estadiamento, as informações funcionais fornecidas pela medicina nuclear são particularmente úteis no seguimento e avaliação de resposta terapêutica dos pacientes com linfoma. A presença de massa residual após quimioterapia ou a infiltração de linfonodos de pequenas dimensões são exemplos de situações nas quais a avaliação isolada de características anatômicas é insuficiente. Os principais métodos utilizados são a cintilografia com gálio-67, traçador com alta afinidade por transferrina e receptores de ferro, e os estudos com flúor-deoxiglicose, emissor de pósitron que permite a caracterização do metabolismo de glicose nos tecidos. Outros traçadores, como o tálio-201, sestamibi-Tc99m e octreotide-In111, também são utilizados em menor escala na avaliação dos pacientes com linfoma. Os mecanismos de captação, principais indicações dos estudos, limitações e resultados de literatura serão revistos.

  6. Classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin: estudo morfológico e imunoistoquímico de 145 casos

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    Milito Cristiane Bedran; Morais José Carlos; Nucci Márcio; Pulcheri Wolmar; Spector Nelson

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    A classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin tem sido, ao longo dos últimos trinta anos, motivo de controvérsia. Várias classificações têm sido propostas em busca de um consenso entre patologistas e clínicos. Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar criticamente três destas classificações através do estudo retrospectivo de 145 casos de linfomas primários de gânglio linfático selecionados do Serviço de Anatomia Patológica do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, entre 1979 e 1995. Os cas...

  7. Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: parte 2 - linfomas cutâneos de células T e de células NK

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    Sanches Jr. José Antonio; Moricz Claudia Zavaloni M. de; Festa Neto Cyro

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    Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK constituem um grupo de doenças linfoproliferativas extranodais atualmente classificadas e subdivididas de acordo com o comportamento clínico segundo consenso da Organização Mundial de Saúde e da Organização Européia para Pesquisa e Tratamento do Câncer. Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK de comportamento clínico indolente compreendem a micose fungóide clássica, a micose fungóide foliculotrópica, a reticulose pagetóide, a cútis laxa granulomatosa, o linfo...

  8. Estratificação de risco em linfoma difuso de grandes células B Risk stratification of large B-cell lymphomas

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    Abrahão E Hallack Neto; Juliana Pereira; Rosaura Saboya; Beatriz Beitler; Luis Fernando Pracchia; DULLEY Frederico L.; Dalton A. F Chamone

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    O linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB) é uma entidade clínico-patológica heterogênea que corresponde de 30% a 35% dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin (LNH). É considerado como agressivo porque a sobrevida é curta na ausência de tratamento adequado. Desde 1993 o tratamento deste linfoma passou a ser direcionado pelo índice internacional de prognóstico (IPI) validado em vários estudos. Entretanto, diante das diferentes respostas à mesma terapêutica para pacientes de mesmo IPI houve necessid...

  9. Análise de achados de imagem e alterações clínicas em pacientes com linfoma

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    Caldas Flávio Augusto Ataliba

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available A tomografia computadorizada é atualmente o estudo de imagem de escolha para a detecção e estadiamento de linfomas. A tomografia computadorizada é capaz de mensurar com acurácia significativa a extensão e o volume do tumor e prover informações que possam ser usadas para planejar uma estratégia terapêutica apropriada. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo descrever e analisar os achados de imagem obtidos por meio de tomografia computadorizada de tórax e abdome, acompanhada de ultra-sonografia de abdome total de pacientes com diagnóstico de linfoma e com sorologia negativa para o vírus HIV, alterações clínicas, como a queixa que levou o paciente a procurar o serviço de saúde, já revelando sinais de acometimento da doença linfocitária, neste momento ainda não diagnosticada, e alterações ao exame físico nesta primeira consulta. A amostra estudada foi composta por 30 pacientes, sendo que, destes, 40% teriam o diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin, 46,6% de linfoma Hodgkin, 10% de linfoma de Burkitt e 3,3% com o diagnóstico de linfoma linfoblástico.

  10. A Fatal Case of Intravascular Coagulation After Bee Sting Acupuncture

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    Jung, Jae Woo; Jeon, Eun Ju; Kim, Jeong Wook; Choi, Jae Chol; Shin, Jong Wook; Kim, Jae Yeol; Park, In Won; Choi, Byoung Whui

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    Bee stings can cause severe adverse reactions, leading to anaphylaxis, cardiovascular collapse, and death. In some cases, bee venom also induces disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). However, to our knowledge, there has been no fatal case of intravascular coagulation accompanied by anaphylaxis caused by bee sting acupuncture. Here, we report a fatal case of a 65-year-old woman with DIC, following anaphylactic shock after bee sting acupuncture. This case emphasizes that practitioners s...

  11. Linfoma intra-ocular primário de células tipo B: relato de caso Primary intraocular B-cell lymphoma: case report

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    Marcela Cypel; Rubens Belfort Jr.; Nilva Moraes; Cristina Muccioli

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    O linfoma não-Hodgkin primariamente intra-ocular é raro, e caracterizado por uma forma extranodal que pode envolver retina, espaço sub-retiniano, vítreo e nervo óptico. Ocorre independente ou associado ao linfoma do sistema nervoso central e freqüentemente na forma de uveíte de difícil tratamento. Esta forma de linfoma é um dos tumores intra-oculares mais desafiantes de se diagnosticar. Relatamos um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin intra-ocular difuso de células grandes tipo B numa paciente de 47 ...

  12. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en pacientes inmunocompetentes / Primary central nervous system lymphoma in immunocompetent patients

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    Gerardo, Guinto-Balanzar; Ignacio, Félix-Espinoza; Salvador, De Anda Ponce-de -León; Norma C, Aréchiga-Ramos; Víctor, Arteaga-Larios; Kalman, Kovacs.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central ha sido informado con frecuencia en pacientes que padecen síndromes de inmuno deficiencia. Sin embargo ésta no es una condición necesaria para su presentación, dado que existen informes de la enfermedad en sujetos inmunológicamente competentes. En el [...] presente trabajo se analizaron en forma retrospectiva, los expedientes de 22 pacientes inmunocompetentes con diagnóstico confirmado de linfoma primario encefálico, se revisó la literatura mundial, con el fin de analizar objetivamente las manifestaciones clínicas, comportamiento radiológico, aspecto histopatológico, dificul tades diagnósticas y terapéuticas, así como las consideraciones pro nósticas. El promedio de edad fue de 65 años y con una relación equitativa hombre/mujer. El tiempo de evolución del cuadro clínico fue de 80.4 días y estuvo dominado por cefalea y déficit neurológico focal. En cuatro pacientes se encontraron lesiones múltiples, mientras que en el resto se trataba de lesiones únicas con localización predominante en la región periventricular de los hemisferios cerebrales. Todos los pacientes fueron manejados inicialmente con esteroides y sometidos a toma de biopsia por estereotaxia. La variedad histológica más frecuente fue la de células grandes difusas y la totalidad de los casos reaccionaron positivamente a antígenos de células B en la inmunohistoquímica. Los 22 pacientes fueron tratados con radio terapia y 10 de ellos además con quimioterapia con metotrexato. La supervivencia promedio fue de 11 meses en los pacientes radiados y de 36 meses en los que se agregó quimioterapia. Abstract in english Primary central nervous system lymphoma has been traditionally described in patients with immunodeficiency syndromes; however, there is an increasing number of immunocompetent patients with this type of tumor that have been reported recently. In this paper we have retrospectively analyzed 22 immunoc [...] ompetent patients with a confirmed diagnosis of primary lymphoma of the brain. The mean age in this group was 65 years with a similar male/female ratio. The time of evolution of the clinical course was 80.4 days and it was mainly characterized by headache and focal neurological deficit. In four patients multiple lesions were observed, while the remaining presented single lesions mainly located in the periventricular area of the cerebral hemispheres. All patients were initially administered steroids and a stereotactic biopsy was performed. The majority of tumors were histologically classified as diffuse large cells and all of them showed a positive reaction to B cells antigens on immunohistochemistry. All patients were treated with radiotherapy and in 10 of them, chemotherapy with methotrexate was also indicated. The mean survival rate was 11 months among patients treated with radiotherapy alone and increased to 36 months when chemotherapy was added.

  13. Linfoma hepático primario: causa infrecuente de lesión focal hepática

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    Carolina Balduzzi

    2010-01-01

    de una punción biopsia ecoguiada informa una infiltración masiva por un linfoma B difuso de células grandes. La inmunohistoquímica es CD20+ , CD45+ con CD3, CKAE1, AE3, Hepatocyte y HMB45 negativos. La citología del líquido pleural es negativa para atipía, el frotis de sangre periférica descarta una leucemia, la biopsia de médula ósea es negativa para infitración linfomatosa y el centellograma con galio y la tomografía computada corporal pelvis no revelan lesiones extrahepáticas. La paciente inicia quimioterapia con ciclofosfamida y metilprednisona, pero empeora y fallece dos semanas después de iniciado el tratamiento. Concluimos que nuestra paciente tenía una enfermedad rara con una lesión irresecable, factores de mal pronóstico y alto riesgo de recurrencia. La quimioterapia es el tratamiento de elección en estos casos.

  14. Linfomas plasmoblásticos del tracto gastrointestinal en pacientes con sida

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    Alejandro Avilés-Salas

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    Full Text Available Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV tienen 200 veces más riesgo de desarrollar un linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH con respecto a la población general. El linfoma plasmoblástico (LP representa menos del 3% de todos los LNH asociados con el HIV. El objetivo de este estudio es informar las características clínico-patológicas de 5 pacientes con enfermedad HIV/sida y LP del tracto gastrointestinal. Se revisaron de forma retrospectiva los casos de LP del tracto gastrointestinal diagnosticados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México en el periodo comprendido entre los años 2000 al 2009. Se analizaron las características clínico-patológicas y se realizaron cortes de bloques de tejidos embebidos en parafina para reacciones de inmunohistoquímica. La presencia del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB se examinó por reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR in situ. De los cinco pacientes, cuatro fueron hombres y una mujer, con una mediana de edad de 29 años. Tres tumores se localizaron en la región anorrectal, uno en colon ascendente y el restante en el estómago. Histológicamente, todos los tumores se caracterizaron por una proliferación difusa de células grandes de aspecto plasmoblástico. Las células neoplásicas fueron CD 138/MUM-1 positivas y CD 20 / PAX-5 negativas. En cuatro pacientes se detectó el genoma del VEB en las células neoplásicas mediante PCR in situ. La mediana de seguimiento fue 18 meses; tres pacientes estaban vivos con enfermedad y dos sobreviven sin evidencias de la neoplasia. El diagnóstico precoz de LP como una entidad clínico-patológica es importante para establecer el tratamiento correcto y mejorar el pronóstico de estos pacientes.

  15. Linfomas asociados a infección por VIH en pacientes del Hospital Clínico San Borja Arriarán / Fundación Arriarán2001-2008 / Lymphomas associated with HIV infection in patients at the Hospital San Borja Arriarán /Fundación Arriarán 2001-2008, Santiago, Chile

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    Álvaro, Pizarro; Hernán, García; Ana, Riquelme; Javiera, Carmona; Claudia, Cortés.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Los linfomas de Hodgkin (LH) y no Hodgkin (LNH) se asocian con alta frecuencia al síndrome de inmunodeficiencia humana en adultos. Objetivo: Sistematizar los aspectos clínicos e histológicos de los linfoma que afectan a pacientes con SIDA, su tratamiento y resultados globales en nuestr [...] a institución. Pacientes y Métodos: Análisis retrospectivo de pacientes con linfoma asociado a VIH entre enero de 2001 y diciembre de 2008 en el complejo hospitalario San Borja Arriarán. Resultados: Se obtuvo información de 30 pacientes con LNH y 7 LH, con una mediana de 40 años. Los tipos histológicos predominantes fueron linfoma de Burkitt (47 %), linfoma difuso de células grandes de estirpe B (37 %) y LNH de estirpe T (10%). No se diagnosticaron LNH del SNC ni linfoma de cavidades. Casi la totalidad de los pacientes (86,7%) con LNH se trataron con esquema CHOP, 57% de quienes recibieron tratamiento presentaron progresión o recaída desde remisión completa, ofreciéndoles una quimioterapia de rescate a cuatro pacientes. El 73% de los pacientes que recibieron CHOP lograron completar entre cinco y seis ciclos de quimioterapia. El uso de quimioterapia CHOP para el subgrupo de pacientes con linfoma de Burkitt alcanzó bajos porcentajes de remisión completa y mayoritariamente progresó la enfermedad, siendo esta quimioterapia, inefectiva para mejorar la sobrevida, especialmente en los pacientes de riesgo alto. Se encontraron diferencias estadísticamente significativas en sobrevida según el IPIae (índice internacional pronóstico ajustado por edad) al ingreso. Conclusión: El LNH en los pacientes con VIH tratados con los protocolos de quimioterapia PANDA persiste en nuestro medio como una enfermedad de muy mal pronóstico comparado con los resultados en la literatura internacional. La incorporación de nuevos fármacos de demostrada utilidad como rituximab y esquemas específicos de quimioterapia podrían mejorar estos resultados. El establecimiento de grupos pronósticos establecidos por IPIae puede orientar el trabajo clínico para el uso de quimioterapia ajustada a su riesgo específico y optimizado según tipo histológico. Abstract in english Introduction: Hodgkin lymphomas (HL) and non Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) are frequently associated to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in adults. Objective: To systematize the clinical features and histological characteristics of lymphomas in AIDS patients, its treatment and outcomes in our institutio [...] n. Patients and Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients with HIV-associated lymphoma between January 2001 and December 2008 at the San Borja Arriarán Hospital complex. Results: Information was obtained from 30 patients with NHL and 7 with HL, with a median of 40 years. The majority of tumors were Burkitt lymphoma (47%), diffuse large cell lymphoma B-cell (37%) and NHL of T lineage (10%). There was no CNS or cavities lymphoma. Almost all patients (86.7%) with NHL were treated with CHOP chemotherapy, 57% of those receiving treatment had progression or relapse from complete remission. A rescue chemotherapy was indicated in 4 patients. 73% of patients receiving CHOP, complete 5 to 6 cycles of chemotherapy. The use of CHOP chemotherapy for the subgroup of patients with Burkitt lymphoma achieved low rates of complete remission and frequent relapse and disease progression, showing that CHOP was ineffective in improving survival, especially in high risk patients. We found statistically significant differences in survival according to IPIae (International prognostic Index age-adjusted). Conclusion: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in HIV patients treated with chemotherapy protocols PAlNDA persists in our environment as a disease with a poor prognosis compared with findings in the international literature. The incorporation of new drugs of proven utility as rituximab and specific schemes chemotherapy could improve these results. The establishment of prognostic groups established by IPIae can guide clinical work for the use of chemotherapy tailored to their sp

  16. Síndrome de vena cava superior: Una emergencia oncológica en niños con linfoma. Revisión de 5 casos / Superior Vena Cava Syndrome: an oncologic emergency in children with lymphoma

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    Miriam, Davis G.; Paola, Zolezzi R.; Nilda, Zumelzu D..

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Un niño con cáncer puede presentar durante su enfermedad una emergencia, ya sea como manifestación inicial, en la fase de diagnóstico, durante la evolución o en el periodo terminal. Objetivo: Presentar nuestra experiencia en el manejo del síndrome de Vena Cava Superior en niños con lin [...] foma. Pacientes y Método: Revisión retrospectiva de 44 fichas clínicas de menores de 15 años con linfoma tratados entre enero de 1989 y diciembre de 1999 en la Unidad de Hematología/Oncología Infantil del Hospital Clínico Regional de Valdivia. Resultados: 5 casos presentaron síndrome de Vena Cava Superior: Linfoma de Hodgkin 2. Linfoma no Hodgkin 3. El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior fue la manifestación inicial en 4. En la emergencia todos los pacientes recibieron corticoides y radioterapia. Tres pacientes se encuentran vivos y en remisión completa. Conclusiones: El síndrome de Vena Cava Superior, es poco frecuente en niños con patología tumoral, sin embargo, por constituir una emergencia médica requiere tratamiento inmediato, necesitándose claras pautas de manejo Abstract in english Introduction: A child with cancer may have an oncologic emergency during one of the following situations: A) Primary manifestation of the disease. B) Diagnostic phase. C) During clinical evolution of the disease. D) Terminal stage. Objective: To review our experience in the management of patients wi [...] th lymphoma presenting with Superior Vena Cava Syndrome (SVCS). Method: Retrospective analysis of clinical data of 44 patients younger than 15 years-old affected with lymphoma and treated at the Hemathology/Oncology Unit of the Clinical Hospital from Valdivia, between 1989 and 1999. Results: 5 patients presented SVCS; 2 of them had Hodgkin lymphoma and 3 had no-Hodgkin lymphoma. The SVCS was the first clinical manifestation in 4 of them. During the emergency, all patients were treated with steroids and radiotherapy, observing 3 of them still alive and free of disease. Conclusions: The SVCS is a rare complication in pediatric tumoral disease. It constitutes an oncologic emergency that we ought to know in terms of diagnosis and treatment

  17. Quilotórax bilateral y linfoma simultáneo en dos varones: presentación de dos casos / Bilateral chylothorax and simultaneous lymphoma in two male patients: report of two cases

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    Karina, Armas Moredo; Yamilet, Santos Herrera; Orlando E., Olivera Morán; Miguel Emilio, García Rodríguez; Bárbaro Agustín, Armas Pérez.

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: el quilotórax es una enfermedad grave, más aún si es bilateral y de causa maligna, pero tiene tratamiento y el enfermo puede estabilizarse. Objetivo: presentar dos pacientes de interés médico y demostrar que puede esperarse buena respuesta al tratamiento. Casos Clínicos: se presentaron d [...] os enfermos portadores de quilotórax bilateral y linfoma, ambos varones, atendidos en el hospital de forma simultánea; se realizaron los exámenes complementarios diagnósticos. El diagnóstico en ambos resultó linfoma no Hodgkin y Hodgkin respectivamente, fueron tratados con dieta, se restringieron las grasas; tratamiento oncoespecÍfico y toracocentésis repetidas en ambos hemitórax. El primero, mejorado del derrame bilateral y síntomas inicialmente, fallece a los 11 meses por no control de su enfermedad base. El segundo, estable de ambas afecciones a los 18 meses, en ambos casos el quilotórax se compensó y no fue necesario repetir drenaje. Se hacen análisis comparativo con otros reportes sobre todo cuando el linfoma es la causa etiológica, la conducta adoptada concuerda con otros estudios actuales. Conclusiones: los enfermos mejoraron del quilotórax bilateral, uno no estabilizó su enfermedad de base y murió, mientras el otro está asintomático. Puede obtenerse buena respuesta terapéutica. Abstract in english Background: chylothorax is a serious disease, even more if it is bilateral and of a malignant cause; but it has treatment and the patient’s condition may be stable. Objective: to present two patients of medical interest and prove that a good response from the treatment may be expected. Clinical case [...] s: two male patients with bilateral chylothorax and lymphoma were simultaneously attended at the hospital. Complementary diagnostic tests were made. The diagnosis of both patients turned out to be non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphomas respectively. They were put on a diet in which fat was cut; the oncospecific treatment and repeated thoracocentesis were applied in both hemithoraxes. The first patient, after getting better from the bilateral effusion and initial symptoms, passed away 11 months later for not controlling the base disease. The second patient presented a stable condition of both complaints 18 months later. In both cases chylotorax was eased and it was not necessary to repeat the drainage. Analyses compared to other reports are made mainly when the lymphoma is the etiological cause; the adopted conduct coincides with other current studies. Conclusions: the patients got better from bilateral chylothorax; one of them did not get a stable condition of his base disease and died and the second one is asymptomatic. A good therapeutic response may be obtained.

  18. Abscesso cerebelar tratado clinicamente: relato de caso

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    2001-01-01

    Apresentamos um caso de abscesso cerebelar secundário a otite média crônica, localizado no hemisfério cerebelar direito, em uma paciente pediátrica, que foi tratado clinicamente. Obtendo resolução sem necessidade de cirurgia. A antibioticoterapia foi escolhida segundo critérios da literatura para os agentes etiológicos mais prováveis. Discutimos a patogênese, histopatogênese, o quadro clínico, o diagnóstico e as formas de tratamento dos abscessos do sistema nervoso central.

  19. Linfomas extranodales en el Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga: 2000-2004

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    Claudia Janeth Uribe Pérez, MD* Carlos Alberto García Ramírez, MD* Erika Eliana Meza Durán, Enf * Rafael Miguel Camacho López** Diana Josefina Acevedo Jurado**

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes: Los linfomas extranodales (LEN se localizan en cualquier sitio diferente a los ganglios linfáticos, como el tracto gastrointestinal (TGI y la piel; la mayoría son de tipo linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH. Representan entre el 25-45% de todos los LNH, y el subtipo histopatológico más frecuente corresponde a linfoma difuso de células B grandes (LDCBG. El objetivo de este estudio es identificar algunas características socio-demográficas de los pacientes con linfomas extranodales residentes en el Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga (AMB, así como otras características propias de los LEN. Metodología: Usando los datos recolectados en el RPC – AMB se calcularon frecuencias de algunas variables (sexo, edad, localización anatómica, tipo histopatológico de los LEN. Resultados: entre los años 2000-2004 se detectaron 247 casos de linfomas; 72 (29% correspondieron a LEN. El 58 % de los casos ocurrieron en hombres y el 42% en mujeres. Se encontró predominio de la enfermedad en la 6a y 7a década de la vida. Los sitios de mayor presentación fueron TGI (29%, piel (14%, y tejidos blandos (14%. Las clasificaciones más frecuentes para los LEN fueron LNH – NOS (No especificado (27,7% y linfoma difuso de células B grandes (19,4%. Conclusiones: Se encontraron semejanzas en las características de los LEN-NH comparado con los datos registrados a nivel mundial. Es necesario promover la implementación de métodos diagnósticos avanzados para este tipo de neoplasias. [Uribe CJ, García CA, Meza EE, Camacho RM, Acevedo DJ. Linfomas extranodales en el Área Metropolitana de Bucaramanga: 2000-2004. MedUNAB 2009; 12:19-21].

  20. Tratamiento del linfoma cutáneo de células T con ligandos selectivos del receptor retinoide X: alteraciones endocrinológicas y metabólicas / Treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma with retinoid receptor X-selective ligands: endocrine and metabolic disorders

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    M. D., Avilés Pérez; V., Luna López; I., Rodríguez Nevado; D. de, Argila Fernández-Durán; J., Díaz Pérez de Madrid.

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Los ligandos selectivos del receptor retinoide X se utilizan actualmente en el tratamiento de estadios avanzados del linfoma cutáneo de células T resistentes a otros tratamientos sistémicos, siendo el bexaroteno el primer fármaco de este grupo aprobado en Europa. Se han descrito numerosos efectos ad [...] versos asociados a su utilización, entre los que destacan las alteraciones endocrino-metabólicas. Presentamos a 2 pacientes con linfoma cutáneo de células T, tratados con bexaroteno, que desarrollaron hipotiroidismo central y dislipemia de forma precoz tras su inicio. Se describen también la respuesta de estas alteraciones al tratamiento y su remisión completa tras suspender el bexaroteno. Abstract in english The retinoid X receptor-selective ligands has been used for advanced stages of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma refractory to previous systemic therapy, being bexarotene the first drug in this group approved in Europe. Multiple drug-related adverse events has been reported such as endocrine-metabolic disor [...] ders. We report 2 patients with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, treated with bexarotene, that developed central hypothyroidism and dislipidaemia inmediately after the begining of this treatment. We also showed the successfully treatment response of these alterations and the total clinical remission after discontinuing the drug.

  1. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in solid tumors

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    It is estimated that 20-25% of cases of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) relate to an underlying neoplasia primarily hematologic. It is estimated that about 5% of patients with solid tumors have CID clinic, although the incidence of subclinical alterations is much higher. The CID is not limited to the activation of the coagulation cascade, which leads to bleeding micro thrombosis and consumption of coagulation factors. Solid tumors are frequently associated adenocarcinomas producers mucin (especially gastric), usually in the context of a disseminated disease. The mucin may act as a promoter of the cascade, but probably it is a multi-event. High levels of TNF to produced by the tumor mass and chemotherapy-induced cell lysis have Also linked. Although the bleeding is usually oriented diagnosis, the most frequent cause of death is thrombosis. There are no specific tests for diagnosis. Elevated levels of D-dimer and products oriented fibrinogen degradation diagnosis. No reduction fibrinogen and almost always, one thrombocytopenia consumption. Treatment is complex and there is no consensus on many points. To recover the lost factors for consumption, it is recommended to use fresh frozen plasma and / or washed red blood cells. the heparin anticoagulation low dose is indicated since the disease causal can not be controlled quickly, but should not be initiated if there thrombocytopenia 50.000.El under profuse bleeding can require the use of tranexamic acid or EACA. Acute DIC, the case of our patient, is rare and very serious

  2. Linfoma renal: espectro de imagens na tomografia computadorizada Renal lymphoma: spectrum of computed tomography findings

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    Carol Pontes de Miranda Maranhão

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    Full Text Available O acometimento renal no linfoma é raro, uma vez que o rim não possui tecido linfóide. O envolvimento secundário é mais freqüente, ocorrendo em até um terço das autópsias dos portadores de linfoma. Alguns autores acreditam que esta seja a única forma de acometimento renal, questionando a existência do linfoma primário. O linfoma renal representaria metástases hematogênicas ou invasão direta do tumor ocorrendo no espaço perirrenal. A partir destes tipos de envolvimento decorrem as formas de apresentação do linfoma renal: múltiplos nódulos, massa solitária, invasão renal por doença retroperitoneal contígua, doença perirrenal e infiltração difusa. Neste trabalho são discutidas e apresentadas imagens destas diferentes formas de acometimento.Isolated renal lymphoma is rare due to the absence of lymphoid tissue in kidneys. Secondary involvement occurs more frequently and is reported in up to 1/3 of the autopsies of patients who died from lymphoma. Some authors believe this is actually the only existing form of renal lymphoma. The involvement of the kidney by lymphoma would occur through hematogenic metastasis or direct tumor invasion of the perirenal space. These different types of involvement determine the several forms of renal lymphoma presentation: multiple nodules, solitary mass, renal invasion from contiguous retroperitoneal disease, perirenal disease and diffuse infiltration. In this study the imaging findings features of the different forms of involvement are presented and discussed.

  3. Linfoma renal: espectro de imagens na tomografia computadorizada / Renal lymphoma: spectrum of computed tomography findings

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    Carol Pontes de Miranda, Maranhão; Tufik, Bauab Jr.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O acometimento renal no linfoma é raro, uma vez que o rim não possui tecido linfóide. O envolvimento secundário é mais freqüente, ocorrendo em até um terço das autópsias dos portadores de linfoma. Alguns autores acreditam que esta seja a única forma de acometimento renal, questionando a existência d [...] o linfoma primário. O linfoma renal representaria metástases hematogênicas ou invasão direta do tumor ocorrendo no espaço perirrenal. A partir destes tipos de envolvimento decorrem as formas de apresentação do linfoma renal: múltiplos nódulos, massa solitária, invasão renal por doença retroperitoneal contígua, doença perirrenal e infiltração difusa. Neste trabalho são discutidas e apresentadas imagens destas diferentes formas de acometimento. Abstract in english Isolated renal lymphoma is rare due to the absence of lymphoid tissue in kidneys. Secondary involvement occurs more frequently and is reported in up to 1/3 of the autopsies of patients who died from lymphoma. Some authors believe this is actually the only existing form of renal lymphoma. The involve [...] ment of the kidney by lymphoma would occur through hematogenic metastasis or direct tumor invasion of the perirenal space. These different types of involvement determine the several forms of renal lymphoma presentation: multiple nodules, solitary mass, renal invasion from contiguous retroperitoneal disease, perirenal disease and diffuse infiltration. In this study the imaging findings features of the different forms of involvement are presented and discussed.

  4. Características imaginológicas del linfoma primario de recto: reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de recto es un tumor intestinal, poco frecuente, que está constituido, principalmente, por el tipo no Hodgkin extraganglionar y corresponde de 0,2% a 0,6% de todos los tumores de colon y recto. Se presenta el caso de una mujer de 79 años que consultó por una masa en recto de varios meses de evolución y rectorragia crónica. Se le tomó una biopsia, cuyo reporte histopatológico fue indicativo de linfoma no Hodgkin. El linfoma no Hodgkin de recto es un tumor raro, con pobre pronóstico, cuyo pilar de tratamiento es la cirugía. A continuación, se presenta el caso y una breve revisión de las características clínicas e imaginológicas de esta neoplasia poco frecuente.

  5. Hiperplasia endotelial papilar intravascular oral: uma entidade rara Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia: a rare entity

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    João Augusto Vianna Goulart Filho

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    Full Text Available A hiperplasia endotelial papilar intravascular (HEPI é uma lesão vascular reativa caracterizada pela proliferação endotelial excessiva localizada no interior de vasos sangüíneos comumente dilatados, associada a trombos em organização, ou secundária a outras lesões vasculares, como hemangiomas e granulomas piogênicos. A HEPI é um achado incomum na cavidade oral, onde os lábios são o principal sítio de acometimento, e surge clinicamente sob a forma de nódulos azulados de aspecto clínico semelhante ao de lesões como hemangioma, mucocele e varicosidades. Sob o aspecto histopatológico, observam-se projeções papilares de tecido conjuntivo fibroso revestidas por uma ou duas camadas de células endoteliais no interior de um lúmen vascular. A principal peculiaridade da HEPI reside em sua semelhança histológica com o angiossarcoma e na possível interpretação errônea como neoplasia maligna. Neste artigo, os autores descrevem um caso de HEPI oral e realizam uma breve revisão da literatura, enfatizando suas características histopatológicas e o diagnóstico diferencial.Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH is a reactive vascular lesion characterized by excessive endothelial proliferation within a vascular lumen of commonly dilated vessels, associated to organizing thrombi or even secondary to other vascular lesions, such as hemagiomas and pyogenic granulomas. Oral lesions of IPEH are uncommon, being lips the most frequent site, followed by, in decreasing frequency, tongue and buccal mucosa. Clinically, IPEH appears as bluish nodules that resembles clinical features of lesions as hemangioma, mucocele and varice. On histopathological examination, IPEH presents as papillary projections composed by a fibrous core lined by one or two layers of plump endothelial cells, without evidence of celullar pleomorphism, mitotic activity or necrosis. The mean peculiarity of IPEH is its histologic similarity to angiosarcoma and possible misinterpretation with malignant neoplasm. In this article, the author describe a rare case of oral IPEH and review of literature, emphasizing its histopathologic features and diferencial diagnosis.

  6. Hiperplasia endotelial papilar intravascular oral: uma entidade rara / Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia: a rare entity

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    João Augusto Vianna, Goulart Filho; Karuza Maria Alves, Pereira; Hébel Cavalcanti, Galvão.

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    Full Text Available A hiperplasia endotelial papilar intravascular (HEPI) é uma lesão vascular reativa caracterizada pela proliferação endotelial excessiva localizada no interior de vasos sangüíneos comumente dilatados, associada a trombos em organização, ou secundária a outras lesões vasculares, como hemangiomas e gra [...] nulomas piogênicos. A HEPI é um achado incomum na cavidade oral, onde os lábios são o principal sítio de acometimento, e surge clinicamente sob a forma de nódulos azulados de aspecto clínico semelhante ao de lesões como hemangioma, mucocele e varicosidades. Sob o aspecto histopatológico, observam-se projeções papilares de tecido conjuntivo fibroso revestidas por uma ou duas camadas de células endoteliais no interior de um lúmen vascular. A principal peculiaridade da HEPI reside em sua semelhança histológica com o angiossarcoma e na possível interpretação errônea como neoplasia maligna. Neste artigo, os autores descrevem um caso de HEPI oral e realizam uma breve revisão da literatura, enfatizando suas características histopatológicas e o diagnóstico diferencial. Abstract in english Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a reactive vascular lesion characterized by excessive endothelial proliferation within a vascular lumen of commonly dilated vessels, associated to organizing thrombi or even secondary to other vascular lesions, such as hemagiomas and pyogenic [...] granulomas. Oral lesions of IPEH are uncommon, being lips the most frequent site, followed by, in decreasing frequency, tongue and buccal mucosa. Clinically, IPEH appears as bluish nodules that resembles clinical features of lesions as hemangioma, mucocele and varice. On histopathological examination, IPEH presents as papillary projections composed by a fibrous core lined by one or two layers of plump endothelial cells, without evidence of celullar pleomorphism, mitotic activity or necrosis. The mean peculiarity of IPEH is its histologic similarity to angiosarcoma and possible misinterpretation with malignant neoplasm. In this article, the author describe a rare case of oral IPEH and review of literature, emphasizing its histopathologic features and diferencial diagnosis.

  7. MALT-linfoma de cérvix: reporte de caso

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    Inés, Benedetti P; Lía, Barrios G; Eusebio, Contreras B.

    Full Text Available Los linfomas MALT de cérvix son de muy rara presentación. Se reporta el caso de una paciente de 38 años con neoplasia linfoproliferativa detectada incidentalmente en los cortes de rutina, durante el estudio anátomo-patológico de espécimen de resección producto de histerectomía total, motivada por ha [...] llazgos ecográficos compatibles con miomatosis en cuerpo uterino. La etiología de esta neoplasia está asociada a procesos infecciosos o autoinmunes, se ha descrito alta radiosensibilidad y quimiosensibilidad a la biotera-pia contra anticuerpos CD20. Abstract in english The MALT-lymphomas of cervix are of very rare presentation. This is the case of a 38 years old patient in which this linfoproliferative disorder was detected incidentally in the routine cuts, during the anatomo-pathological study of a resection specimen product of total hysterectomy motivated by eco [...] graphic findings that were compatible with myomatosis of the uterine corpus. The etiology of these tumors is associated with infectious or autoimmune processes, and high radiosensitivity and chemosensitivity to biotherapy against antibodies CD20 (rituximab) has been described.

  8. Linfoma mediastinal en una lactante / Mediastinal lymphoma in an infant

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    Delfín, Chaveco Bautista; Belkis E, Babié Reyes; Flora I, Frómeta Luna; Mercedes F, Ronda León; Alina, Rodríguez Griñán.

    2010-07-19

    Full Text Available Se presenta el caso clínico de una lactante de 17 meses, remitida al Hospital Infantil Sur de Santiago de Cuba, en fase terminal, desde el Hospital Pediátrico de Palma Soriano, donde había permanecido ingresada durante 14 días por neumonía grave. Inicialmente se planteó la posibilidad de un proceso [...] séptico de origen tuberculoso o tumoral. En todo momento, la niña evolucionó desfavorablemente hasta fallecer. Los hallazgos anatomopatológicos confirmaron la presencia de un linfoma linfoblástico agudo del mediastino, con infiltración linfomatosa del saco pericardio, ambas pleuras, parénquima pulmonar, ganglios aorticoabdominales y ambos riñones. Abstract in english The clinical case of a 17-months infant is reported, who was referred to the Southern Children Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, in terminal period, from Palma Soriano Children Hospital, where she was hospitalized during 14 days due to severe pneumonia. Initially it was raised the possibility of a tumor [...] or tuberculous septic process. All the time she made a poor progress until death. Pathological findings confirmed the presence of acute lymphoblastic lymphoma of the mediastinum with lymphomatous infiltration of the pericardial sac, pleurae, lung parenchyma, aorticoabdominal lymph nodes and kidneys.

  9. Recidiva tardia de linfoma da zona marginal Late relapse of marginal zone lymphoma

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    Talita M. B.S. Rocha; Tereza C. Bortolheiro; Eduardo Costa; Daniela Haardt; Roberto P. Paes; Carlos S. Chiattone

    2009-01-01

    O linfoma de zona marginal é um linfoma de baixo grau com curso clínico indolente e potencial de recidiva.1,2 Apresentamos um caso de recidiva tardia após 25 anos de aparente remissão completa, levantando a possibilidade de recidiva de doença preexistente ou desenvolvimento de novo clone neoplásico.Marginal zone lymphoma is a low grade lymphoma with an indolent course and chance to relapse. We present a case of a patient who suffered relapse after 25 years of apparently complete remission of ...

  10. Linfoma primário do sistema nervoso central Primary central nervous system lymphoma

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    Marcelo Bellesso; Renata Bizzetto; Juliana Pereira; Beatriz Beitler; Luis Fernando Pracchia; Dalton A. S. Chamone

    2008-01-01

    O linfoma primário do sistema nervoso central (LPSNC) é um linfoma extralinfonodal que, ao diagnóstico, encontra-se restrito ao parênquima cerebral, às meninges e/ou cordão espinhal e/ou olhos. Sua incidência triplicou nas últimas três décadas para 0,4 casos por 100.000 habitantes, representando 4% dos tumores do sistema nervoso central (SNC). Embora pacientes infectados pelo HIV tenham 3.600 vezes maior risco para o desenvolvimento do LPSNC, a incidência não aumentou apenas neste grupo de pe...

  11. 21 CFR 880.5440 - Intravascular administration set.

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    ... flow regulator, a drip chamber, an infusion line filter, an I.V. set stopcock, fluid delivery tubing... Compounding Systems; Final Guidance for Industry and FDA Reviewers.” Pharmacy compounding systems classified... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intravascular administration set. 880.5440...

  12. Linfoma tonsilar em crianças com assimetria tonsilar / Tonsillar lymphoma in children with unilateral tonsillar enlargement / Linfoma tonsilar en niños con asimetría tonsilar

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    Alexandre Caixeta, Guimarães; Guilherme Machado de, Carvalho; Reinaldo Jordão, Gusmão.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Demonstrar a importância do exame físico com ênfase nas alterações das tonsilas palatinas (TP) e na anamnese direcionada para a identificação precoce de pacientes com linfoma de TP. DESCRIÇÃO DO CASO: Caso 1 - Menina de cinco anos com voz abafada, observada pela mãe, e "sensação de algo es [...] tranho na garganta" há duas semanas. Foi atendida em outro serviço no início do quadro, sendo medicada com amoxicilina, sem melhora. Apresentava aumento importante da TP direita com superfície lisa e ausência de criptas. Após cirurgia, foi confirmado o diagnóstico de linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH). Na investigação também foi identificado acometimento dos linfonodos mesentéricos pelo linfoma. Caso 2 - Menina de 11 anos procurou o pronto-socorro para investigar nódulo em TP esquerda, indolor, de crescimento progressivo há um ano, sem outras queixas. Já havia passado por consultas médicas anteriores, não tendo sido valorizada a queixa da paciente. A TP esquerda encontrava-se aumentada, ultrapassando a linha média e com nódulo no polo superior. Também foi diagnosticado LNH após exame anatomopatológico. COMENTÁRIOS: Um exame minucioso da cavidade oral e do pescoço é essencial para identificar alterações suspeitas de linfoma tonsilar. Pacientes com assimetria tonsilar e outros achados sugestivos de malignidade devem ser submetidos à tonsilectomia. Abstract in spanish OBJETIVO: Demostrar la importancia de un examen físico con énfasis en las alteraciones de las tonsilas palatinas (TP) y en la anamnesis dirigida a la identificación temprana de pacientes con linfoma de TP. DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CASO: Caso 1 - Niña de cinco años, con voz velada, observada por la madre, y « [...] sensación de algo extraño en la garganta» hace dos semanas. Fue atendida en otro servicio en el inicio del cuadro, siendo medicada con amoxicilina, sin mejora. Presentaba aumento importante de la TP derecha con superficie lisa y ausencia de criptas. Después de la cirugía, se confirmó el diagnóstico de linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH). En la investigación también se identificó acometimiento de los nodos linfáticos mesentéricos por el linfoma. Caso 2 - Muchacha de 11 años buscó al servicio de urgencia para investigar nódulo en TP izquierda, indolora, de crecimiento progresivo hace un año, sin otras quejas. Ya había pasado por consultas médicas anteriores, no habiendo sido valorizada la queja de la paciente. La TP izquierda se encontraba aumentada, sobrepasando la línea media y con nódulo en el polo superior de esa. También se diagnosticó LNH después de examen anatomopatológico. COMENTARIOS: Un examen minucioso de la cavidad oral y del cuello es esencial para identificar alteraciones sospechosas de linfoma tonsilar. Pacientes con asimetría tonsilar y otros hallazgos sugestivos de malignidad deben ser sometidos a tonsilectomía. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the importance of a medical examination with emphasis on changes of the palatine tonsils (PT) and proper anamnesis to early identify patients with tonsillar lymphoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: Case 1 - 5-year-old girl with a muffled voice noted by her mother and a report of "feelin [...] g a strange sensation in the throat" for two weeks. She was previously treated in another service at the beginning of the symptoms with amoxicillin without improvement. An important increase in the right PT was noted, with smooth surface and absence of crypts. The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) was confirmed after surgery. On further investigation, positive mesenteric lymph nodes were noted. Case 2 - 11-year-old girl came to the emergency service to investigate a painless nodule in the left palatine tonsil with progressive growth for one year, without other complaints. She had previously undergone other medical consultations, but no importance was given to the patient's complaint. Oroscopy showed that the left PT was increased crossing the midline and with a nodule in the upper pole. Patient also had NHL. COMMENTS: A detailed examinat

  13. Taquicardia ventricular associada com linfoma não-Hodgkin / Ventricular tachycardia associated with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma / Taquicardia ventricular asociada con linfoma no Hodgkin

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    Diego, Chemello; Priscila, Raupp-da-Rosa; Guilherme, Teló; Nadine, Clausell.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Linfoma não-Hodgkin sistêmico pode afetar o miocárdio, particularmente em pacientes imunocomprometidos. Quando presentes, sinais e sintomas são geralmente inespecíficos, tornando o diagnóstico de envolvimento cardíaco muito difícil antes da autópsia. Arritmias ventriculares também são pouco usuais n [...] esse cenário. Descrevemos um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin miocárdico secundário, que se apresentou com taquicardia ventricular monomórfica sustentada e espessamento do septo interventricular basal. Completa remissão das lesões miocárdicas foi observada após o término da quimioterapia de segunda linha, sem recorrências posteriores de arritmias em oito meses. Abstract in spanish Linfoma no Hodgkin sistémico puede afectar el miocardio, particularmente en pacientes inmunocomprometidos. Cuando están presentes, señales y síntomas son generalmente inespecíficos, volviendo el diagnóstico de compromiso cardíaco muy difícil antes de la autopsia. Arritmias ventriculares también son [...] poco usuales en ese escenario. Describimos un caso de linfoma no Hodgkin miocárdico secundario, que se presentó con taquicardia ventricular monomórfica sustentada y engrosamiento del septo interventricular basal. Completa remisión de las lesiones miocárdicas fue observada después del término de la quimioterapia de segunda línea, sin recurrencias posteriores de arritmias en ocho meses. Abstract in english Systemic non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can affect the myocardium, particularly in immunocompromised patients. When present, symptoms and signs are usually nonspecific, making the diagnosis of cardiac involvement very difficult before an autopsy. Ventricular arrhythmias are also unusual in this setting. We [...] describe a case of secondary myocardial non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting with sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia and thickening of the basal interventricular septum. Complete remission of myocardial lesions was observed after completion of second-line chemotherapy treatment, without further recurrences of arrhythmias in eight months.

  14. Leucemia / Linfoma T del Adulto Gástrico: Reporte de cuatro casos y Revisión de la Literatura

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    Brady Beltrán

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Leucemia / Linfoma T del Adulto (ATLL es una enfermedad agresiva asociada con el virus linfotrópico de células T tipo I (HTLV-1 con presentación y curso clínico heterogéneo. El reporte describe cuatro casos con compromiso gástrico, considerando características clínicas y hallazgos endoscópicos, con la respectiva revisión de la literatura.

  15. Linfoma primario de hueso con afectación multicéntrica / Primary bone lymphoma with multicentric involvement

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    Marcelo, Graziadio; Natalia, Medina; Marcelo, Amato; María del Carmen, Ardaiz; Santiago, Ilutovich; Marcelo, Torino.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es una enfermedad infrecuente, que tiene una presentación y evolución diferente a los linfomas de otras localizaciones. Se presenta un caso de linfoma primario de hueso de localización craneana y esternal de rápido crecimiento. En su evolución, realizada la exéresis de l [...] a lesión primaria de calota, presentó aparición de nuevas lesiones de rápido crecimiento a nivel craneano y fémur y progresión de lesión preesternal que, con anatomía patológica de linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes B, inició R-CHOPP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina, prednisona y rituximab) con rápida disminución de todas las lesiones sin evidencia de progresión al cabo de los seis ciclos. Abstract in english Primary bone lymphoma is a rare disease, which usually has a different presentation and evolution than lymphomas of other locations. We are presenting a case of primary bone lymphoma of rapid growth, in cranial and sternal locations. In its evolution, once the excision of the primary lesion of the s [...] kull was performed, the patient presented new lesions of rapid growth at the skull and femur level, and progression of pre-sternal lesion. With large B-cell diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma pathology, the patient initiated R-CHOPP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone and rituximab) with rapid reduction of all lesions without evidence of progression after the six cycles.

  16. Linfoma gástrico MALT de alto grado: A propósito de un caso

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    Gerardo, Casanova; Sirlene, Ramírez; Regulo, Ochoa; Jhoanny, Pereira.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available El Linfoma MALT o también llamado Maltoma es una entidad clínica bien conocida descrita como un tipo de respuesta inmune basada en la interconexión de órganos mucosos distantes entre sí. Dicha entidad se ha relacionado claramente con la infección por H. pylori como ente bacteriano que estimula la re [...] spuesta inmunológica, corroborándose tal causalidad al erradicarse la bacteria y observar la regresión del tumor en su totalidad. A continuación presentamos el caso de masculino de 76 años a quien se le diagnóstica un Linfoma MALT de alto grado y posterior a recibir tratamiento se logra la regresión total del tumor, el cual bajo un seguimiento estricto a lo largo de 10 años se mantiene asintomático. Abstract in english Linfoma MALT or also Maltoma call is a clinical organization described well-known good like a type of immune response based on the interconnection of distant mucous organs to each other. This organization has been related clearly to the infection by H. pylori like bacterial being that stimulates the [...] immunological answer, corroborating such causality when eradicating itself the bacterium and to observe the regression of the tumor in its totality. Next we presented/displayed the case of masculine of 76 years to that diagnostic him a Linfoma MALT of high later degree and to be received treatment is obtained the total regression of the tumor, which under a strict pursuit throughout 10 years stays asintomatic.

  17. Linfoma gástrico tipo malt presentación de un caso

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    Alfonso, Norlan de la Cruz; Zuleyma Carolina, De Jesús; Caridad, Kindelán Medina.

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Paciente femenina, raza blanca, de 50 años de edad, que acudió a consulta de gastroenterología de la clínica Popular „Simón Bolívar‰ remitida de su área de salud, por presentar dolor abdominal de tipo epigastralgias, de moderada intensidad, de 2 meses de evolución, con sensación de ardor, además de [...] aparecer más recientemente náuseas y vómitos post-prandiales. La endoscopia superior evidenció lesiones nodulares del fondo y ulcerada del cardias, el estudio histopatológico con inmunohistoquímica reveló linfoma no Hodgkin de células B extranodal, del tejido linfoide asociado a mucosa (MALTOMA). Cumplió tratamiento erradicador para el Helicobacter pylori. Las endoscopias evolutivas mostraron evidente mejoría. Catorce meses después, la evaluación histopatológica reportó gastritis crónica atrófica sin atipias, ausencia de infección por Helicobacter pylori. Actualmente está asintomática y tiene seguimiento semestral. Abstract in english Female patient, Caucasian, 50 years old, who turned up for Gastroenterology consult of the „Simon Bolivar‰Popular Clinic, remitted from their health area , because of epigastric abdominal pain of moderate intensity with two months of evolution, with burning sensation, besides nauseas and vomiting. T [...] he upper digestive endoscopy showed a big ulceration in the cardial portion and granulate mucosa in the bottom of stomach. The histological study with inmunohistochemistry revealed a B extranodal cell non Hodgkin lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). She completed treatment for eradication of Helicobacter pylori . Fourteen months later, the histopathologic evaluation reported a chronic atrophic gastritis without atypical cells and an absence of infection for Helicobacter pylori. At the moment she is asymptomatic and has a biannual follow-up.

  18. Las Historias de un Tratado Comercial

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    Sofía JASO GARCÍA

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN: ¿Cuáles son las razones que han favorecido un tratado de libre comercio en América del Norte? El artículo sugiere algunos de los intereses políticos y económicos inmersos en la negociacián. Como Canadá ya tiene su propio acuerdo con los Estados Unidos, su objetivo fundamental será evitar que México logre beneficios que pudieran perjudicarle. Para México, por su parte, el tratado puede ser la alternativa para recuperar el crecimiento económico, mientras que para Estados Unidos es una opción para mantener su competitividad frente a Europa y el Sudeste Asiático, y para reorientar sus relaciones con América Latina.ABSTRACT: Which are the reasons that are leading to a free-trade treaty in North America? The article suggests some economical and political interests involved in the negociation. As Canada has it's own agreement with the US, it would try to be ahead of Mexican benefits in the dkaL From Mexico's viewpoint, the treaty may be the alternative to restore economical growth, and for the US, it could be an option to mantain it's competitiveness against Europe and Southern Asia, and to reorientate it's relations with Latin America.

  19. Linfoma B difuso de células grandes en ovario: presentación de un caso

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    Mariam, Abulhaj Martínez; Nicolás, Alayón Hernández; Rafael, Sotelo Avilés; Encarnación, Arévalo Reyes; Mercedes, Caba Molina; Mercedes, Gómez Morales.

    Full Text Available El linfoma B difuso de células grandes es un linfoma no Hodgkin de fenotipo B y gran agresividad, con una diseminación a ovario del 7%. Su presentación de forma primaria en ovario es muy poco común, representando el 0,5% de todos los linfomas no Hodgkin y el 1,5% de todos los tumores de ovario. En e [...] ste caso se presenta una paciente con clínica de dolor y distensión abdominal con una masa pélvica palpable, estableciéndose posteriormente el diagnóstico de linfoma B difuso de células grandes bilateral de ovario. En determinadas situaciones resulta complicado diferenciar el origen primario o secundario de la neoplasia. Los linfomas primarios localizados en ovario tienen un mejor pronóstico que los secundarios diseminados a ovario cuyo pronóstico es más sombrío. Sin embargo la mayoría de los casos publicados están basados en tratamiento quimioterápico previo a la era de rituximab. Abstract in english The diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a highly aggressive phenotype B non-Hodgkin lymphoma which is characterized by 7% dissemination in the ovary. Its presentation in primary form in the ovary is very uncommon and accounts for 0.5% of all lymphomas. In this case, the patient presents symptoms of pai [...] n and abdominal strain with a palpable pelvic mass and a post-diagnosis of bilateral diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in the ovary. In certain situations, it is complicated to differentiate between the primary and secondary origin of the neoplasia. The primary lymphomas located in the ovary have a better prognosis than secondary lymphomas whose prognosis is more uncertain. However, the majority of published cases are subjected to chemothe-rapeutic treatment prior to rituximab.

  20. Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the oral cavity Linfoma difuso de grandes células B primário de boca

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    Bruno Correia Jham

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Lymphomas arising within the oral cavity account for only 3.5% of all oral malignancies. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtype characterized by diffuse proliferation of large neoplastic B lymphoid cells. This paper reports a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma affecting the oral cavity of a Brazilian woman, along with its clinical, microscopical, immunohistochemical, and molecular features.Linfomas correspondem a 3,5% de todos os casos de lesões malignas de boca. O linfoma difuso de grandes células B é um subtipo de linfoma não-Hodgkin caracterizado pela proliferação difusa de células linfóides B. Este artigo relata um caso de linfoma difuso de grandes células B localizado na cavidade bucal de uma mulher brasileira, incluindo os achados clínicos, microscópicos, imuno-histoquímicos e moleculares.

  1. Linfoma de Hodgkin em baixa faixa etária: relato de dois casos Hodgkin's lymphoma in young children: two cases report

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    Silvia M. Luporini; Maria Pizza; Helena R. M. Silva; Maria Luisa Borsato; Helaine C. Castro; Alessandra C. O. Borges; Roberto A. P. Paes; Paula Bruniera

    2006-01-01

    Relato de dois casos de pacientes do sexo masculino com linfoma de Hodgkin (LH) e idades inferiores a 5 anos apresentando linfonodomegalias com evolução de alguns meses e seguimento em nosso serviço. Os estudos imuno-histopatológicos do tumor confirmaram linfoma de Hodgkin, esclerose nodular e positividade para o vírus Epstein-Barr (EBV) em material tumoral, em ambos os casos. Após período de 13 meses em remissão completa houve recidiva em um dos pacientes, mostrando doença agressiva. A análi...

  2. Avaliação morfológica e imuno-histoquímica de linfomas gástricos primários Morphologic and immunohistochemical evaluation of primary gastric lymphomas

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    Jorge Alberto Thomé; Agnes Cristina Fett-Conte; José Antonio Cordeiro

    2005-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: Os linfomas gástricos primários representam cerca de 50% dos linfomas não-Hodgkin extranodais e de 2% a 8% das neoplasias malignas do estômago. A maioria é formada pela proliferação de linfócitos B, que ocorre a partir do tecido linfóide associado à mucosa. Esse tecido, inexistente no estômago em condições normais, surge como conseqüência de gastrite crônica, na maioria das vezes associada à bactéria Helicobacter pylori. A inflamação crônica provocada pela infecção bacteriana pare...

  3. Púrpura trombocitopênica idiopática e linfoma não-Hodgkin de células T na infância Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood

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    Alessandra C. Borges; Maria Pizza; Maria Luisa Borsato; Helena R. M. Silva; Helaine C. Castro; Silvia M. Luporini; Paula Bruniera

    2006-01-01

    Os linfomas representam 10% de todos os tumores malignos da infância e, destes, os linfomas não-Hodgkin são os mais freqüentes. Crianças com doenças auto-imunes apresentam maior probabilidade de desenvolver doenças linfoproliferativas, podendo ocorrer antes, durante ou após o aparecimento da neoplasia. A associação de púrpura trombocitopênica idiopática e linfomas é infreqüente (3%), principalmente na faixa etária pediátrica. Duas teorias tentam explicar a origem desta associação. Na primeira...

  4. Intravascular Talcosis due to Intravenous Drug Use Is an Underrecognized Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension.

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    Griffith, Christopher C; Raval, Jay S; Nichols, Larry

    2012-01-01

    Intravenous injection of illegal drugs or medications meant for oral administration can cause granulomatous disease of the lung. This intravascular talcosis results in pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Nine cases of histologically confirmed intravascular talcosis were reviewed with specific attention given to the clinical histories in these patients. Five autopsy cases were included in this series with detailed investigation in the anatomic features associated with intravascular talcosis and pulmonary hypertension. All nine patients showed perivascular and/or intravascular deposition of polarizable foreign material in their lungs. Intravascular talcosis as a result of previous intravenous drug use was not clinically suspected in any patient despite clinically diagnosed pulmonary hypertension in five. All patients showed dilatation of the right and left heart, but none had dilatation of the aortic valve. Congestive heart failure with hepatosplenomegaly was also common. We conclude that intravascular talcosis is an underdiagnosed cause of pulmonary hypertension in patients with known history of intravenous drug use. PMID:22645680

  5. Mechanotransductional Basis of Endothelial Cell Response to Intravascular Bubbles

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    Klinger, Alexandra L.; Pichette, Benjamin; Sobolewski, Peter; Eckmann, David M

    2011-01-01

    Vascular air embolism resulting from too rapid decompression is a well-known risk in deep-sea diving, aviation and space travel. It is also a common complication during surgery or other medical procedures when air or other endogenously administered gas is entrained in the circulation. Preventive and post-event treatment options are extremely limited for this dangerous condition, and none of them address the poorly understood pathophysiology of endothelial response to intravascular bubble pres...

  6. Retinal and choroidal intravascular spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

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    Willerslev, Anne; Li, Xiao Qiang; Cordtz, Peter; Munch, Inger C; Larsen, Michael

    2014-01-01

    Purpose:? To examine retinal and choroidal blood vessels using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods:? Retrospective case series. Results:? Scans through retinal blood vessels in healthy subjects demonstrated vessel wall reflexes and a tri-layer profile of the blood column on longitudinal scans and a figure-of-eight configuration on cross-sectional scans. Intravascular reflectivity decreased with increasingly oblique angles of observation and was absent when blood flow w...

  7. Artery phantoms for intravascular optical coherence tomography: healthy arteries

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    Bisaillon, Charles-Étienne; Dufour, Marc L.; Lamouche, Guy

    2011-01-01

    We present a method to make phantoms of coronary arteries for intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT). The phantoms provide a calibrated OCT response similar to the layered structure of arteries. The optical properties of each layer are achieved with specific concentrations of alumina and carbon black in a silicone matrix. This composition insures high durability and also approximates the elastic properties of arteries. The phantoms are fabricated in a tubular shape by the success...

  8. An Axial Array for Volumetric Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging:

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    Alles, E. J.

    2012-01-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a medical imaging modality aimed at imaging blood vessel walls from within the vessel. Current commercial IVUS catheters are designed to yield two-dimensional cross-sectional images perpendicular to the vessel wall. By pulling the catheter back through the artery (in the ‘axial direction’), and stacking the resulting cross-sectional images, a three-dimensional image of the artery can be obtained. However, in non-stationary blood vessels like, e.g., the coron...

  9. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia: An unusual histopathological entity

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    Qury S Mahapatra

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson?s tumor is a benign lesion of the skin and subcutaneous tissue consisting of a reactive proliferation of endothelial cells with papillary formations related to a thrombus. It poses a diagnostic challenge as the clinical signs and symptoms are nonspecific and may mimic a soft tissue sarcoma. The diagnosis is based on histopathology. Here we report two cases of Masson?s hemangioma occurring on the upper lip and on the left hand.

  10. Intravascular Ultrasound in Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Chronic Total Occlusion

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    Mohandes, M.; Guarinos, J.; J Sans; A Bardaji

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    Background: Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of chronic total occlusion (CTO) is one of the most challenging procedures in interventional cardiology. New techniques and devices have made possible to face these complex procedures. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) reveals special features and contributes greatly to procedural success.Method: We analysed retrospectively IVUS contribution and findings in 23 cases of a total 46 CTOs PCI from February 2009 to August 2010 in our cath lab. Bot...

  11. Status Epilepticus as the Initial Presentation of Intravascular Lymphoma

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    Hiraga, Akiyuki; Ozaki, Daisuke; Kamitsukasa, Ikuo; Araki, Nobuyuki; Arai, Kimihito

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    Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare disease form of malignant lymphoma, and it is characterised by the selective growth of lymphoma cells within the lumina of vessels. Identification of this disease at an early stage is difficult because of non-specific clinical symptoms and neuroradiological findings. Most reported IVL cases are diagnosed at post-mortem following autopsy. We report the case of a patient who presented with status epilepticus (SE) as the initial manifestation of IVL. Despit...

  12. Design of low noise transimpedance amplifier for intravascular ultrasound

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    Reda, Dina

    2009-11-01

    In this paper, we study transimpedance amplifiers for capacitive sensing applications with a focus on Intravascular Ultra Sound (IVUS). We employ RF noise cancellation technique on capacitive feedback based transimpedance amplifiers. This technique eliminates the input-referred noise of TIAs completely and enhances the dynamic range of front-end electronics. Simulation results verify the proposed technique used in two different TIA topologies employing shunt-shunt feedback. ©2009 IEEE.

  13. Asociación entre hepatitis crónica por virus C y linfoma no Hodgkin de células B / Association between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and non-Hodgkin B cell lymphoma

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    Zaily, Dorta Guridi; Enrique Rogelio, Arús Soler; Luis, Calzadilla Bertot.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estima que unos 170 millones de personas están infectadas por el virus de la hepatitis C (VHC) en todo el mundo. La persistencia del virus en el organismo es consecuencia de su capacidad de mutar y de las alteraciones en la respuesta inmunológica que produce. Existen teorías que relacionan este v [...] irus con la linfomagénesis. El riesgo relativo de que pacientes infectados con el VHC padezcan linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH) es de 2 a 4 veces mayor que en los sujetos no infectados. Esta asociación tiene variabilidad geográfica: los países donde esa asociación es mayor son Italia, Japón y Estados Unidos, y donde es menor son Canadá y los del norte de Europa. El linfoma de la zona marginal de células B y el linfoplasmocitico son los más reportados en asociación con el VHC. Los LNH indolentes asociados con el VHC pueden ser tratados con terapia antiviral, no así las formas agresivas que necesitan de inmunoquimioterapia específica. Se ha demostrado que la hepatitis C es un significativo factor de riesgo para la toxicidad hepática en los pacientes que necesitan quimioterapia. Abstract in english 170 million people are estimated to be infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) worldwide. The persistence of the virus in the body is due to its ability to mutate and alterations in the immune response that occurs. There are theories linking this virus lymphoma genesis. The relative risk of HCV-infect [...] ed patients suffering from non-Hodgkin lymphoma is 2-4 times higher than in uninfected subjects. This association has geographic variability. Countries where the association is stronger are Italy, Japan, and the United States, and it is lesser in Canada and northern Europe. Lymphoma of the marginal zone in B cells and lymphoplasmacytic are the most well-informed in association with HCV. Indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas associated with HCV can be treated with antiviral therapy, but the aggressive forms require specific immunochemotherapy. Hepatitis C has been shown to be a significant risk factor for hepatic toxicity in patients needing chemotherapy.

  14. Intravascular Talcosis due to Intravenous Drug Use Is an Underrecognized Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Griffith, Christopher C.; Raval, Jay S.; Larry Nichols

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    Intravenous injection of illegal drugs or medications meant for oral administration can cause granulomatous disease of the lung. This intravascular talcosis results in pulmonary fibrosis and pulmonary hypertension. Nine cases of histologically confirmed intravascular talcosis were reviewed with specific attention given to the clinical histories in these patients. Five autopsy cases were included in this series with detailed investigation in the anatomic features associated with intravascular ...

  15. Asian-variant intravascular lymphoma in the African race

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    Brian Palen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL is an exceptionally rare form of non- Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL distinguished by the preferential growth of neoplastic cells within blood vessel lumen. Challenging to detect and deemed disseminated at diagnosis, this condition is characterized by a highly aggressive, inconspicuous course with a high mortality rate. We describe the case of a 48 year-old African-American female presenting with a two month history of low-grade fevers and malaise. Laboratory data was notable for anemia, thrombocytopenia, elevated liver function tests, and hematuria. An extensive workup for infectious, rheumatologic and malignant causes was negative. Her symptoms progressed and within two weeks, she was admitted for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC. Her course was complicated by diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage and ultimately, care was withdrawn. Autopsy identified widespread CD-20 positive intravascular large B-cell lymphoma with significant hepatosplenic involvement, characteristic of the Asian variant IVLBCL. This case uniquely highlights development of the Asian variant IVLBVL in a previously undescribed race. Identified by its intraluminal vascular growth pattern, IVLBCL generally spares lymphatic channels. Diagnosis and differentiation of this condition from other hematological malignancies via skin, visceral and bone marrow biopsy is imperative as anthracycline-containing chemotherapies may significantly improve clinical outcomes. This article outlines the common presentation, natural course, and treatment options of IVLBCL, along with the histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and chromosomal aberrations common to this condition.

  16. Vascular wall stress during intravascular optical coherence tomography imaging

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    Sun, Cuiru; Yang, Victor

    2015-03-01

    Biomechanical properties of arterial wall is crucial for understanding the changes in the cardiovascular system. Catheters are used during intravascular optical coherence tomography (IVOCT) imaging. The presence of a catheter alters the flow field, pressure distribution and frictional resistance to flow in an artery. In this paper, we first study the transmural stress distribution of the catheterized vessel. COMSOL (COMSOL 4.4) was used to simulate the blood flow induced deformation in a catheterized vessel. Blood is modeled as an incompressible Newtonian fluid. Stress distribution from an three-layer vascular model with an eccentric catheter are simulated, which provides a general idea about the distribution of the displacement and the stress. Optical coherence elastography techniques were then applied to porcine carotid artery samples to look at the deformation status of the vascular wall during saline or water injection. Preliminary simulation results show nonuniform stress distribution in the circumferential direction of the eccentrically catheterized vascular model. Three strain rate methods were tested for intravascular OCE application. The tissue Doppler method has the potential to be further developed to image the vascular wall biomechnical properties in vivo. Although results in this study are not validated quantitatively, the experiments and methods may be valuable for intravascular OCE studies, which may provide important information for cardiovascular disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

  17. Causas de mortalidad en pacientes con linfoma de Hodgkin / Causes of mortality in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

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    Tamara, Delgado Vargas; José, Carnot Uria; Raúl, de Castro Arenas; Jorge, Muñío Perurena; Calixto, Hernández Cruz; Aramís, Núñez Quintana; Guillermo, Pérez Román; Yusaima, Rodríguez Fraga.

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo-descriptivo en el Servicio de Hematología del Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" para conocer las causas de muerte en pacientes con diagnóstico de linfoma de Hodgkin tratados desde enero de 1983 hasta diciembre de 2008. De los 619 pacientes diagnosti [...] cados en ese período, la muestra quedó constituida por 443, de los cuales 287 (64,8 %) se encontraban vivos al final del estudio y 156 (35,2 %) habían fallecido. La recaída/progresión de la enfermedad fue la causa más importante de muerte, independientemente de la edad de presentación, la modalidad de tratamiento empleada y el tiempo de evolución (125 pacientes, 80 %). El 20 % restante de las muertes ocurrió por segundas neoplasias en 10 pacientes (6,4 %), complicaciones del tratamiento en 8 (5,1 %), complicaciones infecciosas fatales en 2 (1,2 %) y enfermedad cardiovascular en 3 (1,9 %). En 8 pacientes (5,1 %) no se precisó la causa de muerte. Las segundas neoplasias predominaron en pacientes de 40-59 años, que recibieron la modalidad de tratamiento combinada y con menos de 10 años de evolución. Abstract in english A retrospective descriptive study was conducted in the Hematology Service at Hermanos Ameijeriras Hospital to know the causes of death in patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, who were treated from January 1983 to December 2008. Out of 619 patients diagnosed in that period, the total sample was formed by [...] 443 patients. 287 (64.8 %) of them were alive at the end of the study, and 156 (35.2%) had died. This disease relapse/progression were the leading cause of death, regardless age of its presentation, treatment used, and the time of progression (125 patients, 80 %). The remaining 20 % of deaths occurred from secondary malignancies in 10 patients (6.4 %), complications of treatment in 8 (5.1 %), fatal infectious complications in 2 (1.2 %), and cardiovascular disease in 3 (1.9 %). In 8 patients (5.1 %) the cause of death was not stated. Secondary malignancies were predominant in patients aged 40-59, who received combined treatment with less than 10 years of evolution.

  18. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em adultos: perfil proteico do LCR e do soro de 25 doentes

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    MIELLI SYLVIA REGINA

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    Full Text Available Vinte e cinco pacientes com linfoma não-Hodgkin estudados para detecção de sinais e sintomas de comprometimento neurológico foram investigados quanto ao perfil proteico do líquido cefalorraqueano (LCR. Amostras de LCR e de soro sanguíneo colhidas no mesmo período foram estudadas comparativamente para analisar a barreira hemato-encefálica e a produção intratecal de IgG .Em 48% dos doentes foram registradas queixas e/ou sinais ao exame neurológico. A análise demonstrou: aumento das proteínas totais no LCR em 52%; imunoliberação local em um paciente HIV soropositivo; aumento de globulinas gama no LCR de dois pacientes na ausência de células neoplásicas no LCR e melhora clínica pós-quimioterapia; e registro de banda oligoclonal apenas no LCR em um doente HTLV-I soropositivo. Esses dados mostram que o estudo do perfil proteico no LCR contribui para a caracterização das manifestações do linfoma não-Hodgkin no sistema nervoso.

  19. Linfoma não-Hodgkin endobrônquico Endobronchial involvement in non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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    Mauro Zamboni

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    Full Text Available Os linfomas não-Hodgkin fazem parte de um grupo de doenças malignas linfoproliferativas com diferentes padrões de comportamento, de tratamento e de prognóstico. Eles podem comprometer as estruturas intratorácicas, particularmente o mediastino e o parênquima pulmonar, em alguma fase do curso da doença. Entretanto, o envolvimento endobrônquico é extremamente raro, mesmo na presença de doença avançada. Os autores relatam um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin endobrônquico e fazem revisão da literatura.Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas belong to a group of lymphoproliferative malignancies with different behavior, treatment and prognostic patterns. During the course of the disease, they may affect the thoracic structures - especially the mediastinum and the pulmonary parenchyma. However endobronchial involvement is extremely uncommon, even in presence of advanced disease. Here, we report a case of non-Hodgkin’s endobronchial lymphoma and make a review of the literature.

  20. LINFOMAS PULMONARES: CORRELAÇÃO DA TOMOGRAFIA COMPUTADORIZADA DE ALTA RESOLUÇÃO COM A ANATOMOPATOLOGIA

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    Marchiori Edson

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    Full Text Available Neste trabalho são descritos os aspectos tomográficos de alta resolução dos linfomas pulmonares e feita correlação com os achados anatomopatológicos. Com este objetivo, foram revisados as tomografias computadorizadas de alta resolução do tórax e os dados histopatológicos de dez pacientes com diagnóstico confirmado de linfoma não-Hodgkin ou de doença de Hodgkin. Os resultados obtidos foram confrontados com os descritos na literatura. Os achados radiológicos mais comumente vistos neste estudo foram as consolidações parenquimatosas, localizadas, com broncogramas aéreos de permeio (n = 8. Em menor freqüência, foram encontrados múltiplos nódulos parenquimatosos (n = 4, espessamento peribroncovascular (n = 3 e opacidades em vidro fosco (n = 2. Na correlação com a anatomia patológica, as consolidações corresponderam a preenchimento alveolar por células neoplásicas, o espessamento peribroncovascular se deveu a infiltração das bainhas peribroncovasculares por células linfomatosas e a atenuação em vidro fosco se associou com infiltração dos septos alveolares por tais células.

  1. Endoscopic findings of primary follicular lymphoma / Hallazgo endoscópico de linfoma folicular primario

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    Diana L., Franco; Sameer, Islam; Kevin, Ruff.

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Una mujer de 79 años, sin antecedentes patológicos de importancia, consultó al servicio de gastro enterología por síntomas de dispepsia de larga data. Se practicó una esofagogastroduodenoscopia en la que se observó mucosa nodular en la segunda porción del duodeno. Esta morfología y los hallazgos inm [...] unofenotípicos eran indicativos de linfoma folicular de bajo grado. El propósito de este manuscrito es ilustrar al lector sobre esta inusual condición en el duodeno, la cual es patognomónica de linfoma. Abstract in english A 79-year-old female with benign past medical history presented to the gastroenterology clinic complaining of long-standing symptoms of dyspepsia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy showed nodular smooth mucosa in the second part of the duodenum. The morphologic and immunophenotypic findings were consistent [...] with low-grade follicular lymphoma. The purpose of this manuscript is to educate the reader on this unusual finding that is pathognomonic for gastrointestinal lymphoma.

  2. Primary cardiac lymphoma in dogLinfoma cardíaco primário em cão

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    Mirela Tinucci Costa

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Lymphomas are malignant neoplasm characterized by proliferation of lymphocytes that originate primarily in lymphoid organ such as lymph nodes, liver, spleen and bone marrow. However the feature of continuous migration of lymphocytes in different organs, this tumor can develop in any organ. Although lymphoma is a very common hematopoietic neoplasm in dogs, cardiac location is rare. The diagnosis of primary cardiac lymphoma may be performed when there is involvement of the heart and / or the pericardium without evidence of involvement in other organs. In veterinary medicine there are few reports on the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of cardiac lymphoma. Therefore, the purpose of this report is to describe a case of cardiac lymphoma in which the patient responded favorably to chemotherapy employee with disease-free interval of 19 months and highlight the importance of including this neoplasm in the differential diagnosis of diseases that affect the cardiovascular system. Os linfomas são neoplasias caracterizadas pela proliferação maligna de linfócitos, que originamse principalmente em órgão linfóides como linfonodos, fígado, baço e medula óssea. Entretanto pela característica de contínua migração dos linfócitos por diferentes órgãos, esta neoplasia pode se desenvolver em qualquer órgão. Embora o linfoma seja a neoplasia hematopoiética de maior incidência em cães, a localização cardíaca é rara. O diagnóstico de linfoma cardíaco primário pode ser realizado quando há envolvimento do coração e/ou pericárdio sem evidências de ocorrência de órgãos linfáticos ou extranodais. Em medicina veterinária existem poucos relatos sobre o diagnóstico, tratamento e prognóstico desta neoplasia cardíaca. Portanto o objetivo do presente relato é descrever um caso de linfoma cardíaco em que o paciente respondeu favoravelmente ao tratamento quimioterápico empregado com intervalo livre de doença de 19 meses e salientar a importância de incluir essa neoplasia na lista de diagnósticos diferenciais de doenças que acometem o sistema cardiovascular.

  3. Linfoma não Hodgkin simulando hanseníase virchowiana Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma simulating Lepromatous Leprosy

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    Vanessa Barreto Rocha; Saôny Victor de Carvalho; Marcelo Grossi Araújo; Antônio Carlos Martins Guedes

    2003-01-01

    Os autores relatam caso de linfoma não Hodgkin em paciente do sexo feminino, de 28 anos, ressaltando o diagnóstico diferencial com formas multibacilares de hanseníase. Além de achados clínicos passíveis de confusão, a histologia mostrava, de modo não usual, infiltrado inflamatório mononuclear perineural e perianexial.The authors report a case of a 28-year-old woman with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, first diagnosed as multibacillary leprosy. The differential diagnosis is discussed, with emphasis on...

  4. Avaliação neurológica de pacientes adultos com linfoma não-Hodgkin: estudo prospectivo

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    MIELLI SYLVIA REGINA; LIVRAMENTO JOSÉ ANTONIO

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    Estudo prospectivo incluindo 67 pacientes adultos com linfoma não-Hodgkin, considerados segundo o "Working Formulation". A população foi estudada como um todo, quer apresentasse ou não anticorpos anti-HIV no soro. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a avaliação neurológica e o exame do líquido cefalorraqueano (LCR) foi realizado em 63 deles. Os achados neurológicos e do exame do LCR foram correlacionados. Mostraram-se significativas as associações: dor tóraco-lombar localizada e alterações do...

  5. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em adultos: perfil proteico do LCR e do soro de 25 doentes

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    MIELLI SYLVIA REGINA; BEITLER BEATRIZ; GALPERIN CLÁUDIO; PALOU VIVIANA B.; LIVRAMENTO JOSÉ ANTONIO; MACHADO LUÍS DOS RAMOS; GOMES HÉLIO RODRIGUES

    1998-01-01

    Vinte e cinco pacientes com linfoma não-Hodgkin estudados para detecção de sinais e sintomas de comprometimento neurológico foram investigados quanto ao perfil proteico do líquido cefalorraqueano (LCR). Amostras de LCR e de soro sanguíneo colhidas no mesmo período foram estudadas comparativamente para analisar a barreira hemato-encefálica e a produção intratecal de IgG .Em 48% dos doentes foram registradas queixas e/ou sinais ao exame neurológico. A análise demonstrou: aumento das proteínas t...

  6. Linfoma não-Hodgkin de órbita: relato de caso Non-Hodgkin orbital lymphoma: case report

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    Cristiane do Prado Silva; Maria Aparecida Domingues; Silvana Artioli Schellini; Ligia Niero

    2008-01-01

    O objetivo é relatar manifestação incomum de linfoma não-Hodgkin de órbita. Paciente masculino, de 75 anos, se apresentou com queixa de lacrimejamento crônico bilateral. Havia feito dacriocistorrinostomia endonasal à direita e à esquerda por duas vezes, sem sucesso. Ao exame, massas de consistência fibroelástica, em topografia das "bolsas" de gordura das pálpebras inferiores e proptose axial. O paciente negava outros sintomas ou sinais sistêmicos. Hemograma sem alteração, hormônios tireoidian...

  7. Ictericia febril colestásica como forma de presentación de linfoma de Hodgkin

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    Max Schindler

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available La ictericia febril colestásica como forma de presentación de los linfomas de Hodgkin es un cuadro muy infrecuente. Describimos aquí un caso de síndrome febril prolongado asociado a ictericia progresiva, en el que el diagnóstico de la enfermedad se realiza a través de la biopsia hepática, dada la ausencia de afectación ganglionar que caracteriza a esta enfermedad. Destacamos asimismo el cuadro clínico avanzado y el compromiso multisistémico de una enfermedad rápidamente evolutiva.

  8. Diagnóstico de linfoma cerebral primario por el oftalmólogo Primary cerebral lymphoma diagnosed by the ophthalmologist

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    M. Castro-Rebollo; E.N. Vleming; P. Drake-Rodríguez; J. Benítez-Herreros; C. Pérez-Rico

    2010-01-01

    Caso clínico: Paciente varón de 20 años, VIH positivo, con miodesopsias en ambos ojos de 2 semanas de evolución. El examen fundoscópico reveló edema de papila bilateral con hemorragias peripapilares en llama. El estudio de neuroimagen mostró la presencia de una masa cerebral en el lóbulo parietal izquierdo. La biopsia confirmó el diagnóstico de neoplasia de estirpe linfoide. Discusión: El linfoma primario es la neoplasia más frecuente del sistema nervioso central (SNC) en pacientes con sida (...

  9. Leucemia linfóide crônica e linfoma linfocítico de pequenas células Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma

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    Lucia M. R. Silla

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    O linfoma linfocítico de pequenas células (LLPC) é considerado uma variante tumoral da leucemia linfocítica crônica e, por conseguinte, a mesma doença. Existem similaridades clínicas, morfológicas, imunofenotípicas e genéticas que parecem resistir até mesmo a uma análise mais aprofundada com o instrumental técnico atualmente disponível para o estudo da biologia molecular. Talvez o refinamento das técnicas de análise da expressão de multiplos genes, incluindo genes para microRNAs, tanto das cé...

  10. La Política Criminal de los Tratados Internacionales

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    Jean Pierre Matus A

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo expone las principales características comunes de los "delitos de trascendencia internacional" (international crimes contemplados en tratados y convenciones, que no constituyen "crímenes de derecho internacional" (crimes under international law, presentando un rudimiento de sistematización de su parte general, en el sentido de la dogmática continental. Se sostiene que los hechos comprendidos en tales categorías, que en general afectan la libertad, la vida y la seguridad personal, se reconocen como delictivos por un amplio número de Estados, lo que podría ser indicador de la existencia de un incipiente "Estado mundial", con reglas comunes de penalización al mismo tiempo necesitadas de implementación por parte de los Estados e independientes de la existencia de un órgano supranacional para hacerlas efectivasThis article exposes the principal characteristics that are common to the international crimes contemplated in treaties and conventions which do not constitute "crimes under international law", presenting a rudiment of systematization of its general part in the sense of the continental dogmatic. It is sustained that the facts understood in these categories, which in general affects the liberty, the life, and the personal security considered as crimes by a wide number of States which could be an indicator of the existence of an incipient "world state", with common rules of penalization at the same time needed to implement by the states and independents of the existence of an supranational organ to make these effective

  11. Expresión del factor de transcripción SOX11: Su implicancia en el linfoma de células del manto

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    Alejandro Roisman

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    Full Text Available El gen SOX11, perteneciente a la familia de genes SOXC, es un factor de transcripción involucrado en la neurogénesis embrionaria y el remodelado tisular, participando asimismo en el control de la proliferación celular. Su rol en la linfomagénesis es desconocido. Estudios recientes han mostrado expresión proteica nuclear aberrante y sobreexpresión de los niveles de transcripto de SOX11 en pacientes con linfoma de células del manto (LCM. Si bien la mayoría de estos linfomas presentan un curso clínico agresivo, existe un subgrupo de pacientes con enfermedad indolente, sugiriendo una mayor heterogeneidad de esta patología. Actualmente, existen contradicciones respecto de la asociación entre la expresión del gen SOX11 y la evolución clínica del LCM; mientras algunos autores relacionan la ausencia de expresión de SOX11 con buen pronóstico, otros lo encuentran asociado a un curso clínico adverso. Esta diferencia en la expresión estaría relacionada a mecanismos epigenéticos, metilación del ADN y modificaciones a nivel de histonas, que permitirían la expresión aberrante de este gen en algunas neoplasias linfoides, incluyendo LCM. La profundización del conocimiento del gen SOX11 en LCM hará factible, sin duda, lograr una mayor comprensión de los mecanismos involucrados en la patogénesis y/o progresión de este linfoma, así como del rol de SOX11 en estos procesos.

  12. Linfoma tipo MALT de la glándula parótida / Lymphoma type MALT of the parotid gland

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    Carlos, Frómeta Neira; Juan Manuel, González Gómez; Miguel, Arredondo López.

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    Full Text Available Los linfomas tipo MALT (tejido linfoideo asociado a mucosa), constituyen la variedad más recientemente descubierta de los linfomas no Hodgkin, tienen lugar fundamentalmente en la mucosa gástrica asociados a infección por Helycobacter pylori, y en la glándula tiroides en relación con la tiroiditis de [...] Hashimoto. Sin embargo, internacionalmente se han descrito casos en glándulas salivales asociados a linfoadenitis. La naturaleza de la lesión a menudo no puede ser determinada solo por el estudio citológico; se hace necesario el análisis histopatológico para el diagnóstico definitivo en la mayoría de los casos. El presente estudio muestra un paciente masculino con aumento de volumen bilateral de ambas glándulas parótidas y diagnóstico citohistopatológico de un proceso linfoepitelial benigno, el cual desarrolló un linfoma tipo MALT en relación con la glándula parótida derecha. Abstract in english The lymphomas type MALT or the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, are the most recent variety of non-Hodgkin lymphomas present mainly in the gastric mucosa associated with Helycobacter pylori infection and in the thyroid gland in relation to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Frequently the origin of this les [...] ion can't be determined only by cytology study, thus it is necessary the histopathology analysis for a definitive diagnosis in most cases. Present paper includes the case of male patient with bilateral volume increase of both parotid glands and a diagnosis cytopathological of a benign lymphoepithelial process and the development of a type MALT lymphoma in relation to the right parotid gland.

  13. Linfoma tipo MALT de la glándula parótida Lymphoma type MALT of the parotid gland

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    Carlos Frómeta Neira

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas tipo MALT (tejido linfoideo asociado a mucosa, constituyen la variedad más recientemente descubierta de los linfomas no Hodgkin, tienen lugar fundamentalmente en la mucosa gástrica asociados a infección por Helycobacter pylori, y en la glándula tiroides en relación con la tiroiditis de Hashimoto. Sin embargo, internacionalmente se han descrito casos en glándulas salivales asociados a linfoadenitis. La naturaleza de la lesión a menudo no puede ser determinada solo por el estudio citológico; se hace necesario el análisis histopatológico para el diagnóstico definitivo en la mayoría de los casos. El presente estudio muestra un paciente masculino con aumento de volumen bilateral de ambas glándulas parótidas y diagnóstico citohistopatológico de un proceso linfoepitelial benigno, el cual desarrolló un linfoma tipo MALT en relación con la glándula parótida derecha.The lymphomas type MALT or the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue, are the most recent variety of non-Hodgkin lymphomas present mainly in the gastric mucosa associated with Helycobacter pylori infection and in the thyroid gland in relation to Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Frequently the origin of this lesion can't be determined only by cytology study, thus it is necessary the histopathology analysis for a definitive diagnosis in most cases. Present paper includes the case of male patient with bilateral volume increase of both parotid glands and a diagnosis cytopathological of a benign lymphoepithelial process and the development of a type MALT lymphoma in relation to the right parotid gland.

  14. Linfoma primario de célula B grande de próstata. Comunicación de un caso

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    Salim Antonio Villacis Fonseca

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma prostático representa 0.09% de los tumores malignos de ese órgano. La forma de presentación habitual consta de signos de prostatismo y se descubre, predominantemente, de manera incidental por medio de tejido obtenido por resección transuretral de próstata. La sensibilidad de la biopsia transrectal es de 22%. El linfoma de próstata casi siempre es indistinguible de un adenocarcinoma, e incluso, puede encontrarse una próstata pétrea, fija y mal delimitada. En el estudio anatomopatológico se observan intensos infiltrados linfohistiocitarios. En estos pacientes debe tomarse en cuenta la posible existencia de una afectación linfática sistémica, por lo que es conveniente realizar mielograma, biopsia de médula ósea, tomografía computada toracoabdominal y gammagrama óseo. El diagnóstico se corrobora por medio de inmunohistoquímica con la detección de linfocitos B en el inmunomarcaje. El tratamiento consiste en la desobstrucción con alivio de los síntomas urinarios, así como de quimioterapia a base de ciclofosfamida, adriamicina, vincristina y prednisona con rituximab. Se comunica un caso de linfoma prostático destacando su infrecuencia con el fin de llamar la atención de la comunidad médica para realizar un abordaje diagnóstico y terapéutico adecuado. En el caso que se comunica, tras seis ciclos de quimioterapia, no se encontró actividad tumoral ni adenopatías retroperitoneales en los seguimientos radiológicos.

  15. Linfoma malt primario de la lengua / Primary malt limphoma of the tongue

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    Gaia, Goteri; Giuliano, Ascani; Alessandra, Filosa; C, Corrado Rubini; Sonsoles, Olay; Paolo, Balercia.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas derivados de los tejidos linfoides asociados a las mucosas (MALT) primarios de la lengua son infrecuentes. Se documenta el caso de una paciente de 80 años de edad, con un tumor en el dorso de la lengua filiado histológicamente como linfoma extranodal de células B. Se sugiere como posibl [...] e origen del linfoma un proceso reactivo de origen desconocido, al presentar las glándulas salivales menores adyacentes al tumor un cuadro compatible con una sialadenitis mioepitelial. Abstract in english Primitive malignant lymphoma mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) on the tongue are rare entities. We report here a case of an old woman (80 years old) with a tumor in the dorsum of the tongue, which was histologically diagnosed as an extra-nodal marginal B cell lymphoma. An inflammatory reactio [...] n resembling myoepithelial sialoadenitis was observed in the minor salivary glands adjacent at the tumour, suggesting a possible derivation of the lymphoma from a previous reactive process of unknown origin.

  16. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson's tumor) presenting as a triceps mass

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    Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a nonneoplastic reactive endothelial proliferation most commonly located in the skin or subcutaneous tissues although it has been reported in multiple locations throughout the body. We present a case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia presenting as a soft tissue mass in the triceps muscle. IPEH is not well-described in the radiologic literature. (orig.)

  17. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (Masson's tumor) presenting as a triceps mass

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    Clifford, Paul D.; Marecos, Edgardo [Department of Radiology, University of Miami, 1115 NW 14th Street, 33136, Miami, FL (United States); Temple, H.Thomas [Department of Orthopaedics and Rehablitation, University of Miami School of Medicine (D-27), Miami, Fl (United States); Jorda, Merce [Department of Pathology, University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fl (United States)

    2004-07-01

    Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH) is a nonneoplastic reactive endothelial proliferation most commonly located in the skin or subcutaneous tissues although it has been reported in multiple locations throughout the body. We present a case of intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia presenting as a soft tissue mass in the triceps muscle. IPEH is not well-described in the radiologic literature. (orig.)

  18. Bothrops jararaca envenomation: Pathogenesis of hemostatic disturbances and intravascular hemolysis.

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    Senise, Luana V; Yamashita, Karine M; Santoro, Marcelo L

    2015-11-01

    To attain fully functional biological activity, vitamin-K dependent coagulation factors (VKDCF) are ?-carboxylated prior to secretion from liver. Warfarin impairs the ?-carboxylation, and consequently their physiological function. Bothrops jararaca snake venom (BjV) contains several activators of blood coagulation, especially procoagulant enzymes (prothrombin and factor X activators) and thrombin-like enzymes. In order to clarify the relative contribution of prothrombin and factor X activators to the hemostatic disturbances occurring during experimental B. jararaca envenomation, warfarin was used to deplete VKDCF, prior to BjV administration. Male Wistar rats were pretreated with saline (Sal) or warfarin (War) and inoculated subsequently with BjV or saline, thus forming four groups: Sal?+?Sal (negative control), Sal?+?BjV (positive control), War?+?Sal (warfarinization control), and War?+?BjV. Three hours after inoculation, prothrombin and factor X levels fell 40% and 50%, respectively; levels of both factors decreased more than 97% in the War?+?Sal and War?+?BjV groups. Platelet counts dropped 93% and 76% in Sal?+?BjV and War?+?BjV, respectively, and plasma fibrinogen levels decreased 86% exclusively in Sal?+?BjV. After 6 and 24?h, platelet counts and fibrinogen levels increased progressively. A dramatic augmentation in plasma hemoglobin levels and the presence of schizocytes and microcytes in the Sal?+?BjV group indicated the development of intravascular hemolysis, which was prevented by warfarin pretreatment. Our findings show that intravascular thrombin generation has the foremost role in the pathogenesis of coagulopathy and intravascular hemolysis, but not in the development of thrombocytopenia, in B. jararaca envenomation in rats; in addition, fibrinogenases (metalloproteinases) may contribute to coagulopathy more than thrombin-like enzymes. PMID:26080462

  19. Artery phantoms for intravascular optical coherence tomography: healthy arteries.

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    Bisaillon, Charles-Étienne; Dufour, Marc L; Lamouche, Guy

    2011-09-01

    We present a method to make phantoms of coronary arteries for intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT). The phantoms provide a calibrated OCT response similar to the layered structure of arteries. The optical properties of each layer are achieved with specific concentrations of alumina and carbon black in a silicone matrix. This composition insures high durability and also approximates the elastic properties of arteries. The phantoms are fabricated in a tubular shape by the successive deposition and curing of liquid silicone mixtures on a lathe setup. PMID:21991552

  20. Why Have So Many Intravascular Glucose Monitoring Devices Failed?

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    Smith, John L; Rice, Mark J

    2015-07-01

    Secondary to the inherent limitations of both point-of-care and central laboratory glucose technologies, continuous glucose measurement has recently enjoyed a high level of investment. Because of the perceived advantages by some of measuring in the intravascular space compared to the subcutaneous tissue, a number of technologies have been developed. In this review, we evaluate nine systems that have shown promise, although only one of these has been cleared for sale in the United States. The detection methodology, regulatory status, technical issues, and company circumstance surrounding each technology are examined. PMID:26129733

  1. Method for Observing Intravascular BongHan Duct

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    Jiang, X; Shin, H; Lee, B; Choi, C; Soh, K; Cheun, B; Baik, K; Soh, K; Jiang, Xiaowen; Kim, Hee-kyeong; Shin, Hak-soo; Lee, Byong-chon; Choi, Chunho; Soh, Kyung-soon; Cheun, Byeung-soo; Baik, Ku-youn; Soh, Kwang-sup

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    A method for observing intra blood vessel ducts which are threadlike bundle of tubules which form a part of the BongHan duct system. By injecting 10% dextrose solution at a vena femoralis one makes the intravascular BongHan duct thicker and stronger to be easily detectable after incision of vessels. The duct is semi-transparent, soft and elastic, and composed of smaller tubules whose diameters are of 10$\\mu$m order, which is in agreement with BongHan theory.

  2. Linfoma não Hodgkin primário da coluna vertebral / Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the vertebral column

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    Ronald F., Pinheiro; Francisco D., Rocha Filho; Francisco V. A., Ferreira; Gabrielle G., Lima; Jacqueline H., Souza; Michelle G., Lima.

    Full Text Available O linfoma primário do osso (LPO) é uma condição extremamente rara, habitualmente confundida com outras lesões ósseas primárias. É responsável por cerca de 3%-5% de todos os tumores malignos no osso e 4%-7% de todos os linfomas nãoHodgkin extranodais. Caracteriza-se pelo envolvimento de um ou vários [...] locais ósseos, com ou sem comprometimento de linfonodos regionais e vísceras. Histopatologicamente, o linfoma non Hodgkin de grandes células B representa a maioria dos casos de LPO. Ossos longos são mais frequentemente comprometidos, e o fêmur é o sítio mais acometido. Osso ilíaco e da coluna vertebral também podem ser atingidos. Relatamos um caso raro de linfoma não Hodgkin da vértebra em mulher de 41 anos. A imuno-histoquímica revelou CD20 e CD45 positivos. Ela foi diagnosticada com linfoma primário difuso de grandes células B da coluna vertebral. O estudo histopatológico da medula óssea não detectou infiltração por hemopatia linfoide. A paciente foi tratada com quimioterapia CHOP juntamente com etoposide, seguida de radioterapia (dose total = 3600cGy) na região tóraco-lombar. Não houve evidência de recidiva em um período de vinte meses de acompanhamento. Abstract in english Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) is an extremely rare condition, commonly confused with other primary bone injuries. It accounts for approximately 3-5% of all malignant bone tumors and 4-7% of all extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. It is characterized by the involvement of one or multiple bone locations [...] , with or without the involvement of regional lymph nodes and viscera. Histopathologically, diffuse large-B-cell lymphomas account for the majority of cases of PBL. Long bones are usually involved, with the femur being the most commonly affected site. Pelvic bones and the vertebral column can also be involved. We report on a rare case of PLB of the vertebra in a 41-year-old woman. Immunohistochemistry examinations revealed CD20 and CD45 positive cells. She was diagnosed with primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma presenting as a vertebral column tumor. The histopathologic analysis of the bone marrow did not show lymphoproliferative disorders. The patient was treated with a CHOP plus etoposide regimen. Systemic chemotherapy was followed by radiotherapy (total dose = 3600 cGy) in the thoracolumbar region. There was no evidence of recurrence in the 20-month follow up.

  3. Linfoma conjuntival tipo MALT bilateral en adolescente / Bilateral Conjunctival MALT Lymphoma in an Adolescent

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    Hiram Luis, Mena Estévez; Mabel Marilín, Calderín López; Deysi Mayle, Oquendo Calderín; Hiram Alejandro, Mena Calderín; Diagnis, Rodriguez Verdecia.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas tipo MALT primarios de conjuntiva son infrecuentes y es mucho menor la afectación conjuntival exclusiva, su bilateralidad es poco común, representan el 5% del total de los linfomas no Hodgkin extranodales; son linfomas B de bajo grado derivados de linfocitos de la zona marginal con alte [...] raciones moleculares que han bloqueado su apoptosis. Se presentó un caso de linfoma tipo MALT primario de la conjuntiva tarsal inferior de ambos ojos, en un niño de 12 años de edad, que acudió por enrojecimiento y molestias en ambos ojos de un año de evolución. Al realizar el examen físico presentó discreta ptosis del ojo izquierdo de un milímetro, masa de color anaranjada-salmón en fondo saco conjuntival inferior en ambos ojos, no adherida a planos profundos. El rayo x de órbita y la tomografía axial de cráneo no arrojó alteraciones. Se realizó hematología completa, pruebas de coagulación, bioquímica elemental y toda la analítica fue normal. El estudio anatomopatológico reportó: infiltrado linfoide denso y extenso constituido por linfocitos pequeños, algunos de aspecto plasmocitoide, sin nucléolo y sin indentación, dichos datos sugieren proliferacion linfoide maligna. Se confirmó el diagnóstico de linfoma B de bajo grado de tipo MALT. Abstract in english The primary MALT lymphomas of the conjunctiva are uncommon, the conjunctival affection is less frequent, and its bilaterality is uncommon, representing 5% of all extranodal non- Hodgkin lymphomas. Low-grade B lymphomas derived from marginal zone lymphocytes with molecular alterations are those that [...] have blocked its apoptosis. A 12 -year- old patient with primary MALT type lymphoma of the lower tarsal conjunctiva of both eyes was presented in this paper. The patient was healthy and presented redness and discomfort in both eyes in a year of evolution. The physical examination showed discrete ptosis of the left eye of a millimeter. Mass of orange - salmon color in lower conjunctival sac of both eyes, not adhered to deep planes was observed. Orbital X-ray and cranial CT were unaltered. Complete hematology, coagulation tests, and all elemental analytical biochemistry were performed, the results were normal. The pathological study reported: dense and extensive infiltrate lymphoid, composed of small lymphocytes, some without nucleolus plasmacytoid appearance without indentation, these data suggested a malignant lymphoid proliferation. The diagnosis of low-grade B-cell lymphoma of MALT type was confirmed.

  4. Burkitt-like lymphoma in an infant: a case report Linfoma burkitt-like em um lactente: relato de caso

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    Claudete Esteves Klumb

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, including Burkitt and Burkitt-like, are rarely diagnosed in infants. A case of B-cell lymphoma in a 13-month-old girl with extensive abdominal disease, ascites, pleural effusion, and tumor lysis syndrome is reported. Phenotypic analysis showed a germinal center B-cell phenotype, and a B-cell clonality was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. There was no evidence of Epstein-Barr and HIV infection. The case herein reported emphasizes the need for considering the diagnosis of lymphoma even in very young children.Os linfomas não Hodgkin da infância, incluindo os linfomas de Burkitt e Burkitt-like são raros em lactentes. Um caso de linfoma não Hodgkin B em uma lactente de 13 meses de idade é descrito. Ao diagnóstico a paciente apresentava extenso comprometimento abdominal associado à ascite, derrame pleural e síndrome de lise tumoral. A análise imunofenotípica mostrou um fenótipo compatível com células linfóides oriundas do centro germinativo e a origem clonal dessas células foi demonstrada por reação em cadeia da polimerase. Não foi demonstrada associação do linfoma com infecção pelo vírus Epstein-Barr e/ou virus da imunodeficiência adquirida. O caso apresentado enfatiza a necessidade de considerar o diagnóstico de linfoma mesmo em lactentes.

  5. Primary cutaneous centrofollicular lymphoma with a good response to radiotherapy / Linfoma centrofolicular cutâneo primário com boa resposta a radioterapia

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    Cláudia Medeiros dos Santos, Camargo; Lislaine, Bomm; Leonardo Spagnol, Abraham; Rafael, Daher; Maria de Fátima Guimarães, Scotelaro; Luna Azulay, Abulafia.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos primários têm comportamento clínico e prognóstico diferente dos linfomas sistêmicos de subtipo histológico semelhante. Cerca de 30% dos linfomas não-Hodgkin acometem tecidos extranodais, sendo a pele o segundo órgão mais envolvido após o trato gastrointestinal (aproximadamente 1 [...] 8%). De acordo com a classificação EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer), o linfoma centrofolicular cutâneo é indolente, uma vez que as lesões aumentam de tamanho lentamente ao longo dos anos e a disseminação para sitios extracutâneos é incomum. Com base nisso, a radioterapia tem sido apontada como o tratamento de primeira escolha por muitos estudos. Apresentamos um caso de paciente com linfoma cutâneo centrofolicular no couro cabeludo há 1 ano e que apresentou boa resposta à radioterapia. Abstract in english Primary cutaneous lymphomas have different clinical behavior and prognosis than systemic lymphomas of similar histological subtype. About 30% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas involve extranodal tissues, the skin being the second most affected body organ after the gastrointestinal tract (approximately 18%). [...] According to the EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) classification, the lymphoma centrofollicular is indolent, since the lesions increase in size slowly over the years and spread to extracutaneous sites is uncommon. Based on this, radiotherapy has been considered the treatment of choice by many studies. We present the case of a patient who had cutaneous centrofollicular scalp lymphoma for 1 year and showed good response to radiotherapy.

  6. Burkitt-like lymphoma in an infant: a case report / Linfoma burkitt-like em um lactente: relato de caso

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    Claudete Esteves, Klumb; Lídia Maria Magalhães de, Resende; Claudio Gustavo, Stefanoff; Carlos Humberto, Vicuña; Ilana Zalcberg, Renault; Raquel Ciuvalschi, Maia.

    Full Text Available Os linfomas não Hodgkin da infância, incluindo os linfomas de Burkitt e Burkitt-like são raros em lactentes. Um caso de linfoma não Hodgkin B em uma lactente de 13 meses de idade é descrito. Ao diagnóstico a paciente apresentava extenso comprometimento abdominal associado à ascite, derrame pleural e [...] síndrome de lise tumoral. A análise imunofenotípica mostrou um fenótipo compatível com células linfóides oriundas do centro germinativo e a origem clonal dessas células foi demonstrada por reação em cadeia da polimerase. Não foi demonstrada associação do linfoma com infecção pelo vírus Epstein-Barr e/ou virus da imunodeficiência adquirida. O caso apresentado enfatiza a necessidade de considerar o diagnóstico de linfoma mesmo em lactentes. Abstract in english Childhood non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, including Burkitt and Burkitt-like, are rarely diagnosed in infants. A case of B-cell lymphoma in a 13-month-old girl with extensive abdominal disease, ascites, pleural effusion, and tumor lysis syndrome is reported. Phenotypic analysis showed a germinal center B-c [...] ell phenotype, and a B-cell clonality was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction. There was no evidence of Epstein-Barr and HIV infection. The case herein reported emphasizes the need for considering the diagnosis of lymphoma even in very young children.

  7. Remoção percutânea de fragmento de cateter intravascular: uma adaptação da caixa de ferramentas / Percutaneous removal of intravascular catheter fragment: an adaptation of the toolbox

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    Igor Ribeiro de Castro, Bienert; Rodolfo L. L. A. F., Chiozzi; Carlos E. C., Mota; João Saes, Braga; Rubio, Bombonato; Luís Junya, Kajita.

    Full Text Available A fragmentação de um cateter intravascular foi primeiramente publicada em 1954 e, desde então, observamos notável evolução das técnicas de retirada de corpo estranho intravascular. A descrição pioneira de remoção não cirúrgica de corpo estranho data de 1964, com o relato da retirada de fragmento de [...] fio-guia com auxílio de um fórceps de biópsia para broncoscópio. Apesar da disponibilidade de variados dispositivos dedicados, por vezes, para se ter sucesso, é necessária a adaptação de materiais. Relatamos aqui o caso de uma portadora de cateter Port-a-Cath em veia subclávia esquerda, implantado 5 anos antes, que rompeu a porção intravascular durante sua retirada, tendo sido removido com sucesso por via percutânea. Abstract in english The first report of an intravascular catheter fragmentation was published in 1954 and ever since we have observed a remarkable evolution in the techniques of intravascular foreign body removal. The pioneer description of non-surgical foreign body removal dates back to 1964, with the report of a guid [...] ewire fragment withdrawal using a bronchoscopy biopsy forceps. Despite the availability of several dedicated devices, materials may have to be adapted at times to achieve technical success. We report the case of a patient with a Port-a-Cath catheter in the left subclavian vein, which had been placed 5 years before and whose intravascular portion was broken during withdrawal. It was successfully removed using the percutaneous approach.

  8. Excimer laser angioplasty in conjunction with intravascular ultrasonic imaging

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    Kasprzyk, Daniel J.; Isner, Jeffrey M.; Crowley, Robert J.

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    The use of the excimer laser for ablation of atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary and peripheral vasculature has been evaluated extensively in recent years. (Approximately 3,800 patients treated worldwide.) It may be possible to utilize an ultrasound image as a guide during the excimer laser procedure to determine whether additional plaque extraction should be performed. Also, as excimer laser catheters become more lesion specific and steerable it is imperative that the interventionalist is provided with a method to judge lesions other than by the `blind' guidance provided with contrast angiography. Intravascular ultrasound is a technology which could provide guidance to differentiate between normal and stenotic wall in high-grade eccentric lesions. For real-time monitoring with the excimer/ultrasound combination, we utilized a 2.2 mm peripheral excimer laser angioplasty catheter (Spectranetics Corporation) incorporating a 2.5 French intravascular ultrasound transducer within the central guidewire lumen (Boston Scientific Corporation). In this paper, we discuss our preliminary in- vivo experiments designed to illustrate ultrasound-guided excimer laser angioplasty and monitor laser ablation in stenotic porcine iliac arteries.

  9. Retinal and choroidal intravascular spectral-domain optical coherence tomography

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    Willerslev, Anne; Li, Xiao

    2014-01-01

    Purpose:? To examine retinal and choroidal blood vessels using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods:? Retrospective case series. Results:? Scans through retinal blood vessels in healthy subjects demonstrated vessel wall reflexes and a tri-layer profile of the blood column on longitudinal scans and a figure-of-eight configuration on cross-sectional scans. Intravascular reflectivity decreased with increasingly oblique angles of observation and was absent when blood flow was parallel to the line of sight. The high blood flow in the choroidal vessels in healthy subjects and the low flow in the retinal vessels in patients with ocular ischaemic syndrome and central retinal artery occlusion were both associated with lower reflectivity of the blood and an unstructured intravascular SD-OCT profile. Discussion:? This qualitative in vivo study found a characteristically structured SD-OCT profile of the blood column in retinal vessels with normal blood flow. Both structure and total reflectivityfaded when blood flow was lower or higher than normal or at oblique angles to the line of sight. In conclusion, SD-OCT scans of the vessels in the posterior pole of the eye may assist the clinical assessment of gross abnormalities of ocular blood flow, e.g. in carotid artery stenosis.

  10. Linfoma não-Hodgkin bilateral do seio cavernoso como manifestação inicial da síndrome de imunodeficiência adquirida: relato de caso

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    Alan Kardec Barreira Junior

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    Full Text Available Relato de caso com acometimento bilateral do seio cavernoso causado por linfoma não-Hodgkin em um paciente com síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida. Paciente de 51 anos infectado pelo vírus da imunodeficiência adquirida há dois anos, sem terapia antirretroviral, apresentou-se com acometimento dos V e VI nervos cranianos bilateralmente. Exame de tomografia computadorizada de órbitas mostrou-se dentro da normalidade. Como a hipótese diagnóstica principal era afecção do ápice orbitário ou do seio cavernoso, foi realizado exame de imagem por ressonância magnética que evidenciou lesão compatível com linfoma acometendo os seios cavernosos. Apesar da raridade dos linfomas primários do sistema nervoso central, essa condição deve ser considerada entre os diagnósticos diferenciais nos pacientes imunodeprimidos que apresentem oftalmoplegia e sinais radiológicos sugestivos de lesão infiltrativa do seio cavernoso.

  11. Leucemia/linfoma de células T do adulto / Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma

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    Achiléa L., Bittencourt; Lourdes, Farré.

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available A leucemia/linfoma de células T do adulto (ATL) é tipo agressivo de doença linfoproliferativa causada pelo vírus linfotrópico para células T humanas (HTLV-I), geralmente fatal e que não responde a quimioterapia. Classifica-se em formas aguda, crônica, linfomatosa e indolente (smoldering). Outra form [...] a clínica, a tumoral primária de pele, com características diferentes, foi sugerida recentemente. As formas aguda, linfomatosa e tumoral primária de pele são as de pior prognóstico. Os critérios diagnósticos de ATL são: sorologia positiva para o HTLV-I; diagnóstico citológico ou histológico de leucemia/linfoma de células T, CD4+/CD25+; presença de linfócitos T anormais em sangue periférico; confirmação de integração monoclonal do DNA proviral do HTLV-I. Há lesões de pele em cerca de 70% dos casos,que podem ser primários (formas indolente e tumoral primária da pele) ou secundários. As lesões cutâneas são múltiplas, sendo as mais freqüentes a eritrodermia, as pápulas e as placas. A ATL não tem aspecto histológico característico, podendo apresentar padrões superponíveis ao linfoma periférico T não especificado, à micose fungóide ou ao linfoma anaplásico de grandes células. O padrão imuno-histoquímico pode também simular o de outros tipos de linfoma T. Por esse motivo, é muito importante que no Brasil seja solicitada sorologia para o HTLV-I em todos os casos de leucemia e/ou linfoma de células T maduras. Abstract in english Adult T cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) is an aggressive type of lymphoproliferative disease associated with the human T-cell lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) that is characterized by a short survival time and absence of response to chemotherapy. ATL is classified into four clinical types: acute, chr [...] onic, lymphoma, and smoldering. Another clinical form of ATL, the primary cutaneous tumoral,with diverse characteristics, has been recently suggested. Patients with acute, lymphoma and primary cutaneous tumoral types have a poor prognosis. The diagnostic criteria of ATL consist of: positive serology for HTLV-I; cytologic or histologic confirmation of CD4+/CD25+ T-cell leukemia/lymphoma; abnormal T lymphocytes in peripheral blood; and confirmation of monoclonal integration of HTLV-I proviral DNA. There is skin involvement in around 70% of ATL cases, which could be primary (smoldering and primary cutaneous tumoral) or secondary. The skin lesions are multiple, erythroderma, papules and plaques being the most common. ATL has no characteristic histological pattern, and may present patterns that could superimpose nonspecific peripheral T-cell lymphoma, mycosis fungoides or anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The immunohistochemistry pattern may also be similar to that of other T-cell lymphomas. Thus, it is very important that in Brazil HTLV-I infection be investigated in all mature T-cell leukemias/lymphomas.

  12. Linfoma cerebral en paciente postrasplante renal Primary brain lymphoma in a patient after renal transplantation

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    Carlos Arteaga

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC ha tenido un aumento en la incidencia en los últimos 40 años asociado con estados de inmunosupresión, principalmente en pacientes infectados con el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH y con trasplante de órganos. La tumorogénesis se relaciona con el virus de Epstein Barr (VEB. El inmunofenotipo más frecuente es el linfoma de células B. Las manifestaciones clínicas son dependientes de la localización de la masa tumoral, principalmente trastornos del comportamiento y síndrome de hipertensión endocraneana. El diagnóstico diferencial etiológico se hace con procesos infecciosos, enfermedad cerebrovascular (ECV, tumores primarios gliales del sistema nervioso central y metástasis cerebrales. Al diagnóstico se llega a través de imágenes diagnósticas principalmente resonancia magnética (RM cerebral y con estudio histopatológico. Es importante descartar infección por VIH al hacerse diagnóstico de LPSNC. En esta revisión reportamos un linfoma primario del SNC en una paciente con antecedente de trasplante renal por enfermedad poliquística ocho años antes.The incidence of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL has increased during the past 40 years. This has been associated with immunodeficiency, mainly in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV and in transplant patients. Tumor genesis is related with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV. The most frequent PCNSL immunophenotype is B-cell lymphoma. Clinical manifestations depend on tumor localization, and are usually behavior dysfunctions and intracranial hypertension syndrome. Differential diagnosis must take into consideration infectious processes, stroke, primary brain tumors, and metastases. The diagnosis of PCNSL requires brain MRI and brain biopsy. It is important to assess HIV infection when diagnosing PCNSL. This review reports a case of primary brain lymphoma in a patient who underwent renal transplantation due to polycystic kidney disease 8 years before.

  13. Linfoma difuso primario de hígado: Presentación de un caso / Diffuse primary hepatic lymphoma: Case report

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    Silvana I., Romero Vidomlansky; Ana Julia, Nielsen; Juan Cruz, Gallo; Shigeru, Kozima.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hígado (LPH) es un tumor raro y representa menos del 1% de los linfomas no Hodgkin extranodales de células B. Se reporta un caso de LPH en un paciente de sexo masculino de 32 años de edad, sin enfermedad hepática crónica, que ingresa a nuestra institución por sospecha de síndr [...] ome mononucleósico. La serología para Virus Epstein Barr fue positiva. Se observó mediante ecografía hepatoesplenomegalia con parénquima hepático heterogéneo en forma difusa. La RM demostró hepatoesplenomegalia y alteraciones en lóbulo derecho hepático, compatibles con infiltración linfoproliferativa. Se realizó biopsia hepática con guía ecográfica y el estudio histopatológico reveló un linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes con inmunofenotipo B. Se presentan las características clínicas y patológicas del caso, así como una revisión de los aspectos clínicos, hallazgos patológicos y radiológicos. Abstract in english Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL) is a rare tumor that represents less than 1% of extranodal non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma. We report a case of PHL in a 32 year-old male patient without chronic liver disease, who was admitted into our institution for suspected mononucleosis syndrome. Serology for Epstein [...] -Barr virus was positive. Ultrasound revealed hepatosplenomegaly with diffuse heterogeneous liver parenchyma. The MRI showed hepatosplenomegaly and alterations in the right lobe of the liver compatible with lymphoproliferative infiltration. Liver biopsy was performed under ultrasound guidance, and histopathologic examination revealed a diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma of large cells with immunophenotype B. A clinical and a pathological case as well as a review of the clinical, pathological and radiological findings of this disease are presented.

  14. Linfoma difuso primario de hígado: Presentación de un caso Diffuse primary hepatic lymphoma: Case report

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    Silvana I. Romero Vidomlansky

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hígado (LPH es un tumor raro y representa menos del 1% de los linfomas no Hodgkin extranodales de células B. Se reporta un caso de LPH en un paciente de sexo masculino de 32 años de edad, sin enfermedad hepática crónica, que ingresa a nuestra institución por sospecha de síndrome mononucleósico. La serología para Virus Epstein Barr fue positiva. Se observó mediante ecografía hepatoesplenomegalia con parénquima hepático heterogéneo en forma difusa. La RM demostró hepatoesplenomegalia y alteraciones en lóbulo derecho hepático, compatibles con infiltración linfoproliferativa. Se realizó biopsia hepática con guía ecográfica y el estudio histopatológico reveló un linfoma no Hodgkin difuso de células grandes con inmunofenotipo B. Se presentan las características clínicas y patológicas del caso, así como una revisión de los aspectos clínicos, hallazgos patológicos y radiológicos.Primary hepatic lymphoma (PHL is a rare tumor that represents less than 1% of extranodal non-Hodgkin B-cell lymphoma. We report a case of PHL in a 32 year-old male patient without chronic liver disease, who was admitted into our institution for suspected mononucleosis syndrome. Serology for Epstein-Barr virus was positive. Ultrasound revealed hepatosplenomegaly with diffuse heterogeneous liver parenchyma. The MRI showed hepatosplenomegaly and alterations in the right lobe of the liver compatible with lymphoproliferative infiltration. Liver biopsy was performed under ultrasound guidance, and histopathologic examination revealed a diffuse non-Hodgkin lymphoma of large cells with immunophenotype B. A clinical and a pathological case as well as a review of the clinical, pathological and radiological findings of this disease are presented.

  15. Linfoma cerebral en paciente postrasplante renal / Primary brain lymphoma in a patient after renal transplantation

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    Carlos, Arteaga; Mónica, Duarte; Hernán, Bayona; Rafael, Andrade; Rocío, López; Sonia, Bermúdez.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC) ha tenido un aumento en la incidencia en los últimos 40 años asociado con estados de inmunosupresión, principalmente en pacientes infectados con el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH) y con trasplante de órganos. La tumorogénesis se relaci [...] ona con el virus de Epstein Barr (VEB). El inmunofenotipo más frecuente es el linfoma de células B. Las manifestaciones clínicas son dependientes de la localización de la masa tumoral, principalmente trastornos del comportamiento y síndrome de hipertensión endocraneana. El diagnóstico diferencial etiológico se hace con procesos infecciosos, enfermedad cerebrovascular (ECV), tumores primarios gliales del sistema nervioso central y metástasis cerebrales. Al diagnóstico se llega a través de imágenes diagnósticas principalmente resonancia magnética (RM ) cerebral y con estudio histopatológico. Es importante descartar infección por VIH al hacerse diagnóstico de LPSNC. En esta revisión reportamos un linfoma primario del SNC en una paciente con antecedente de trasplante renal por enfermedad poliquística ocho años antes. Abstract in english The incidence of primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) has increased during the past 40 years. This has been associated with immunodeficiency, mainly in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and in transplant patients. Tumor genesis is related with the Epstein-Barr [...] virus (EBV). The most frequent PCNSL immunophenotype is B-cell lymphoma. Clinical manifestations depend on tumor localization, and are usually behavior dysfunctions and intracranial hypertension syndrome. Differential diagnosis must take into consideration infectious processes, stroke, primary brain tumors, and metastases. The diagnosis of PCNSL requires brain MRI and brain biopsy. It is important to assess HIV infection when diagnosing PCNSL. This review reports a case of primary brain lymphoma in a patient who underwent renal transplantation due to polycystic kidney disease 8 years before.

  16. Linfoma leptomeníngeo en un niño con infección por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana

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    Adriana, Scrigni; Mariana, Nastri; Susana, Rodríguez de Schiavi; Liliana, Czornyj; María, Felice; Beatriz, Mantese.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en pacientes pediátricos VIH positivos es poco frecuente. Se presenta un paciente, de siete años de edad, de sexo masculino, con síndrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida, que desarrolló un linfoma de células B con localización leptomeníngea. El niño in [...] ició el cuadro con síntomas de alteración del sensorio, hipertensión endocraneana y amaurosis bilateral. El diagnóstico se efectuó por biopsia cerebral, inmunofenotipo de las células B del líquido cefalorraquídeo, además de PCR positiva para virus de Epstein Barr en el líquido. Realizó tratamiento con quimioterapia intratecal y sistémica. Mejoraron los síntomas durante quince meses y luego recidivó en la región talámica. Cumplió radioterapia craneoespinal y falleció cuatro meses después de la recidiva. En este artículo se realiza una revisión de la bibliografía sobre esta enfermedad, señalando el carácter excepcional de este paciente por tratarse de un linfoma localizado en forma exclusiva en el sistema nervioso central y, más precisamente, en la leptomeninges. Abstract in english Primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the central nervous system is rare in children and in AIDS pediatric patients. We report a seven years old boy, HIV-positive, C3 stage, who developed a non- Hodgkin lymphoma in the central nervous system, with leptomeningeal location. The patient started with signs an [...] d symptoms related to increased intracranial pressure, his conscience worsened and he became blind. The diagnosis was made through brain biopsy, immunophenotype of B cells in cerebrospinal fluid, and PCR for Epstein Barr virus in the fluid. The boy was treated with intrathecal and systemic chemotherapy. His condition improved during fifteen months, and then he presented a talamic relapse. He was treated with radiotherapy and finally died four months later. In this article we review the literature about this disease, pointing to the exceptional nature of this patient because of his lymphoma exclusively located in the central nervous system, specifically leptomeningeal.

  17. Capacitação de enfermeiros para uso da ultrassonografia na punção intravascular periférica / Training of nurses in the use of intravascular ultrasound in peripheral puncture / Capacitación de enfermeros en el uso de la ultrasonografía en la punción intravascular periférica

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    Ariane Ferreira Machado, Avelar; Maria Angelica Sorgini, Peterlini; Priscilla Sete de Carvalho, Onofre; Myriam Aparecida Mandetta, Pettengill; Mavilde da Luz Gonçalves, Pedreira.

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    Full Text Available Este artigo relata a estratégia de capacitação de enfermeiros para uso da ultrassonografia vascular na obtenção do acesso vascular periférico. O programa foi composto por intervenções educacionais teóricas e práticas desenvolvidas em um período de seis meses. As estratégias foram elaboradas e implem [...] entadas por dois enfermeiros especialistas em terapia intravascular, um médico especialista em ultrassonografia vascular e um engenheiro biomédico. Oito enfermeiros participaram da capacitação e, ao final, os conhecimentos, as competências e habilidades adquiridas na identificação de artérias, veias, fluxo sanguíneo e posicionamento de cateteres foram avaliados. A estratégia possibilitou que enfermeiros pediatras adquirissem competências capazes de promover intervenções inovadoras na punção intravascular periférica. Abstract in spanish Este artículo relata la estrategia de capacitación de enfermeros en el uso de la ultrasonografía vascular en la obtención del acceso vascular periférico. El programa estuvo compuesto por intervenciones educacionales teóricas y prácticas desarrolladas en un período de seis meses. Las estrategias fuer [...] on elaboradas e implementadas por dos enfermeros especialistas en terapia intravascular, un médico especialista en ultrasonografía vascular y, un ingeniero biomédico. Ocho enfermeros participaron de la capacitación. Al final, los conocimientos, las competencias y habilidades adquiridas en la identificación de arterias, venas, flujo sanguíneo y posición de catéteres, fueron evaluados. La estrategia posibilitó que los enfermeros pediatras adquiriesen competencias capaces de promover intervenciones innovadoras en la punción intravascular periférica. Abstract in english The objective was to explain, to the nurses training, procedures using vascular ultrasound for obtaining peripheral vascular access. The program consisted of theoretical and practical educational interventions developed over a period of six months. The strategies were developed and implemented by tw [...] o nurses specialized in intravascular therapy, one doctor specialized in vascular ultrasound and, one biomedical engineer. Eight nurses participated in the training. The knowledge, skills and abilities acquired in the identification of arteries, veins, blood flow and catheter position, were evaluated. The strategy will enable that the pediatrician nurses acquiring skills to promote innovative interventions in peripheral intravascular puncture.

  18. Evaluación de actividad de linfoma con F18-fluordeoxiglucosa (FDG): interferencia por presencia de grasa parda.

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    Massardo, Teresa; Canessa, José; Sierralta, M. Paulina.; Jofré, M. Josefina

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    Se presenta un caso de paciente de 41 años con antecedente de linfoma de Hodgkin rico en linfocitos T etapa III(s)B diagnosticado hace 19 meses con compromiso supra e infradiafragmático inicial; tratada con quimioterapia estándar (QT) hasta hace 10 meses. En la tomografía computada de control de terapia presentó pequeñas adenopatías en cadenas cervicales anteriores, así como en axila izquierda, la mayor de 18 mm; múltiples conglomerados mediastínicos el mayor de 4,2 x 1,1 cm, de menor tamaño ...

  19. Linfoma no Hodgkin laríngeo: Reporte de un caso / Laryngeal non Hodgkin Lymphoma: Case Report

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    Jaime, Osorio M; Marcelo, Faraggi A; Felipe, Cardemil M.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas de la laringe son infrecuentes, correspondiendo a menos del 1% de las neoplasias de esta ubicación. La detección temprana puede permitir una mejor atención y eventualmente un mejor pronóstico. Se presenta un caso de linfoma no Hodgkin supraglótico derecho, correspondiente a una paciente [...] de sexo femenino de 68 años, que consulta por disfonía progresiva de varios meses de evolución que se intensifica durante el último mes. La nasofibroscopía mostró una lesión tumoral que comprometía el repliegue aritenoepiglótico derecho, con mucosa sana. La tomografía axial computarizada objetivó un tumor de hemilaringe derecha de aspecto sólido que se extendía desde la base de la epiglotis hasta la glotis. La resonancia magnética informó un proceso expansivo que comprometía la región supraglótica derecha, de aspecto benigno, sin infiltración. Se extirpó un tumor submucoso en su totalidad por tirotomía media. En el examen histopatológico se observaron elementos compatibles con linfoma no Hodgkin difuso, lo que fue confirmado por técnica de inmunohistoquímica. Se trató con esquema CHOP de quimioterapia. No ha habido recidiva tumoral al 3° año de seguimiento. Los linfomas no Hodgkin de laringe son poco frecuentes. Se describen las características y manejo de este tipo de tumores. Abstract in english Lymphomas of the larynx are rare, accounting for less than 1%% of neoplasms in this location. Early detection can allow better care, and possibly a better prognosis. We present a case of a right supraglottic Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, corresponding to a female patient of 68 years who consulted for hoarse [...] ness of several months that progressed during the last month. Fibroscopic evaluation showed a tumor involving the right aryepiglottic fold, without mucosal lesion. Computed tomography showed a solid tumor of the right hemilarynx, that extends from base of epiglottis to glottis. Magnetic resonance showed tumor expansion process that involves the right epiglottic region, of benign appearence, without infiltration. We perform a complete removal of the submucosal tumor externally by a medial laryngeal thyroidotomy. Histopathological examination showed elements compatible with diffuse Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, which was confirmed by immunohistochemestry. CHOP chemotherapy was indicated. Currently, patient followed up for 3 years, with no signs of tumor recurrence. Non-Hodgkin Lymphomas of the larynx are rare. We describe the characteristics and management of these tumors.

  20. Utilization of Intravascular Ultrasound during Carotid Artery Stenting.

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    Hitchner, Elizabeth; Zhou, Wei

    2015-09-01

    For patients at high risk for surgery, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a viable alternative to help reduce risk of stroke for patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis; however, a higher incidence of perioperative stroke has been observed in patients undergoing stenting compared to those undergoing open surgery. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is commonly used during coronary artery procedures to help evaluate lesions and to guide stent placement. Multiple groups have sought to determine whether IVUS could also be used during CAS. While IVUS has been shown to be both feasible and safe during CAS, there is limited evidence that demonstrates direct improvement in procedural outcomes. Further studies focusing on clinical outcomes should be conducted in order to justify routine use of this technology during CAS. PMID:26417186

  1. Synthetic aperture-based beam compression for intravascular ultrasound imaging.

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    Vray, D; Haas, C; Rastello, T; Krueger, M; Brusseau, E; Schroeder, K; Gimenez, G; Ermert, H

    2001-01-01

    In this paper, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images acquired with a 64-element array transducer using a multistatic acquisition scheme are presented. The images are reconstructed from a collection of pulse-echo measurements using a synthetic aperture array imaging technique. The main limitations of IVUS imaging are a poor lateral resolution and elevated grating lobes caused by the imaging geometry. We propose a Synthetic Aperture Focusing Technique (SAFT), which uses a limited number of A-scan signals. The focusing process, which is performed in the Fourier domain, requires far less computation time than conventional delay-and-sum methods. Two different reconstruction kernel functions have been derived and are compared for the processing of experimental data. PMID:11367787

  2. Mathematical Modeling of Intravascular Blood Coagulation under Wall Shear Stress.

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    Rukhlenko, Oleksii S; Dudchenko, Olga A; Zlobina, Ksenia E; Guria, Georgy Th

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    Increased shear stress such as observed at local stenosis may cause drastic changes in the permeability of the vessel wall to procoagulants and thus initiate intravascular blood coagulation. In this paper we suggest a mathematical model to investigate how shear stress-induced permeability influences the thrombogenic potential of atherosclerotic plaques. Numerical analysis of the model reveals the existence of two hydrodynamic thresholds for activation of blood coagulation in the system and unveils typical scenarios of thrombus formation. The dependence of blood coagulation development on the intensity of blood flow, as well as on geometrical parameters of atherosclerotic plaque is described. Relevant parametric diagrams are drawn. The results suggest a previously unrecognized role of relatively small plaques (resulting in less than 50% of the lumen area reduction) in atherothrombosis and have important implications for the existing stenting guidelines. PMID:26222505

  3. Evaluation of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in the Craniocerebral Traumas

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    Faruk Altinel

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic injury is one of the most important cause of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC. It occurs because of blood loss and hemodilution due to fluid resuscitation. The incidence of trauma associated DIC is mainly higher in the craniocerebral traumas. Even though craniocerebral trauma related DIC is well defined, the pathophysiology has been poorly characterized in the literature. Due to the fact that brain tissue is highly significant for procoagulant molecules, craniocerebral traumas are closely related to DIC. In the current study, 30 patients admitted to emergency room have been considered on the first and fifth day of admission to the hospital for the coagulation tests to evaluate DIC in both two groups. [Cukurova Med J 2014; 39(3.000: 488-495

  4. Design and implementation of an intravascular brachytherapy installation in cardiology

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    Intravascular Brachytherapy (IVB) is a very promising technique for reducing restenosis rates. However, neither the exact absolute dose needed nor the optimal spatial and temporal distribution of dose inside the vessel wall for a successful treatment, nor the physical dosimetry of the various radioactive sources and devices for dose delivery, are well known. In this paper, an overview will be given of the design strategy, the dosimetric and radiation protection-related problems that we have met during the implementation of this technique at San Carlos hospital, adopted or foreseen solutions, and future research fields that we intend to carry out in order to reduce uncertainties and to achieve a deeper knowledge of the parameters that have an influence on the treatment. (author)

  5. Optimization of intravascular shear stress assessment in vivo.

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    Ai, Lisong; Yu, Hongyu; Takabe, Wakako; Paraboschi, Anna; Yu, Fei; Kim, E S; Li, Rongsong; Hsiai, Tzung K

    2009-07-22

    The advent of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors has enabled real-time wall shear stress (WSS) measurements with high spatial and temporal resolution in a 3-D bifurcation model. To optimize intravascular shear stress assessment, we evaluated the feasibility of catheter/coaxial wire-based MEMS sensors in the abdominal aorta of the New Zealand white (NZW) rabbits. Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analyses were performed. Fluoroscope and angiogram provided the geometry of aorta, and the Doppler ultrasound system provided the pulsatile flow velocity for the boundary conditions. The physical parameters governing the shear stress assessment in NZW rabbits included (1) the position and distance from which the MEMS sensors were mounted to the terminal end of coaxial wire or the entrance length, (L(e)), (2) diameter ratios of aorta to the coaxial wire (D(aorta) /D(coaxial wire)=1.5-9.5), and (3) the range of Reynolds numbers (116-1550). At an aortic diameter of 2.4mm and a maximum Reynolds number of 212 (a mean Reynolds number of 64.2), the time-averaged shear stress (tau(ave)) was computed to be 10.06 dyn cm(-2) with a systolic peak at 33.18 dyn cm(-2). In the presence of a coaxial wire (D(aorta)/D(coaxial wire)=6 and L(e)=1.18 cm), the tau(ave) value increased to 15.54 dyn cm(-2) with a systolic peak at 51.25 dyn cm(-2). Real-time intravascular shear stress assessment by the MEMS sensor revealed an tau(ave) value of 11.92 dyn cm(-2) with a systolic peak at 47.04 dyn cm(-2). The difference between CFD and experimental tau(ave) was 18.5%. These findings provided important insights into packaging the MEMS sensors to optimize in vivo shear stress assessment. PMID:19457490

  6. Intravascular radiation for restenosis prevention: could it be the holy grail?

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    King, S.B. [Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA (United States)

    1996-08-01

    This brief editorial discusses the use of intravascular radiation in preventing restenosis after angioplasty in coronary interventions. Results in porcine coronary arteries and clinical applications are briefly reported. (UK).

  7. The use of recombinant factor VIIa in a pediatric septic shock patient with disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Ronaldo Arkader

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available This is a report on a pediatric patient with septic shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation, who developed life-threatening bleeding which was successfully treated with recombinant factor VIIa.

  8. 78 FR 53773 - Select Updates for Non-Clinical Engineering Tests and Recommended Labeling for Intravascular...

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Select Updates for Non-Clinical Engineering Tests and... guidance entitled ``Select Updates for Non- Clinical Engineering Tests and Recommended Labeling for... Engineering Tests and Recommended Labeling for Intravascular Stents and Associated Delivery Systems''...

  9. The use of recombinant factor VIIa in a pediatric septic shock patient with disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Ronaldo Arkader; Eduardo Juan Troster; Albert Bousso

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    This is a report on a pediatric patient with septic shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation, who developed life-threatening bleeding which was successfully treated with recombinant factor VIIa.

  10. Intravascular radiation for restenosis prevention: could it be the holy grail?

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    This brief editorial discusses the use of intravascular radiation in preventing restenosis after angioplasty in coronary interventions. Results in porcine coronary arteries and clinical applications are briefly reported. (UK)

  11. Advanced Gastric Cancer Associated with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Successfully Treated with 5-fluorouracil and Oxaliplatin

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    Lee, Dong Seok; Yoo, Seung Jin; Oh, Ho Suk; Kim, Eun Jung; Oh, Kwang Hoon; Lee, Sang Jin; Park, Jong Kyu; Ahn, Yong Chel; Eom, Dae-Woon; Ahn, Heui June

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    Gastric cancer patients with acute disseminated intravascular coagulation experiences a rare but severe complication resulting in a dismal prognosis. We report a case of advanced gastric cancer complicated with disseminated intravascular coagulation with intractable tumor bleeding which was successfully treated with chemotherapy consisting of 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin. The patient was a 63-year-old man who complained of abdominal pain, melena, and dyspnea on 24 November 2010. We diagnose...

  12. Comparison of external and intravascular cooling to induce hypothermia in patients after CPR

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    Strasser, Ruth H.; Wunderlich, Carsten; Gildemeister, Ramona; Diewok, Claudia; Ziegs, Enrico; Simonis, Gregor; Flemming, Kerstin

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    Objective: Hypothermia has been shown to reduce neurologic deficits in patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It was not clear if intravascular cooling is superior to standard external cooling in inducing hypothermia. Goal of this study was to compare intravascular cooling with an automated cooling device with external cooling in everyday practice on a cardiac-care ICU (intensive care unit). Methods: Patients after successful CPR for unwitnessed cardiac arrest were subjected to c...

  13. Recent acquisitions in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Lippi Giuseppe; Franchini Massimo; Manzato Franco

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    Abstract Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a disorder characterized by both acute generalized, widespread activation of coagulation, which results in thrombotic complications due to the intravascular formation of fibrin, and diffuse hemorrhages, due to the consumption of platelets and coagulation factors. Systemic activation of coagulation may occur in a variety of disorders, including sepsis, severe infections, malignancies, obstetric or vascular disorders, and severe toxic or ...

  14. Infiltración meningea por leucemia a celulas plasmáticas y por linfoma no Hodgkin: estudio citomorfologico en el liquido cefalo-raquideo

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    Full Text Available Son presentadas las características citomorfológicas anormales encontradas en el LCR de dos pacientes, uno de ellos sufriendo de leucemia aguda a células plasmáticas y otro de linfoma mixto no Hodgkin. Se enfatiza la importancia del estudio del LCR en estas patologias.

  15. Linfoma de Células del Manto en un Canino: Reporte de Caso / Mantle cell lymphoma in a canine: Case report

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    Víctor, Puicón N; Nieves Sandoval, C; Diego Díaz, C; Vladimir, Aguilar; Luis, Tabacchi N; Jacqueline, Cahua U.

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    Full Text Available Se describe el caso de un canino Staffordshire Terrier macho, de 11 años, con linfoma esplénico de tipo células del manto, proceso neoplásico hematopoyético de presentación rara [...] Abstract in english A case of splenic mantle cell hematopoietic neoplasia in a male Staffordshire Terrier dog, 11 years old, is described [...

  16. Burkitt's lymphoma of the duodenum in a patient with AIDS Linfoma de Burkitt do duodeno em um paciente com AIDS

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    Marcelo Corti

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B-cell type is the second most common neoplasm after Kaposi's sarcoma, among patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Most non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases that are associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome involve extranodal sites, especially the digestive tract and the central nervous system. We report a case of primary lymphoma of the duodenum in a patient with AIDS. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed pseudopolypoid masses found in the second portion of the duodenum. A complete diagnostic study including histological, immunohistochemical and virological analyses showed high-grade B-cell Burkitt's lymphoma. The Epstein-Barr virus genome was detected in biopsies by immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization.O linfoma não-Hodgkin de células B é a segunda neoplasia mais comum em pacientes com infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana depois do sarcoma de Kaposi. A maioria dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin associados com a síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida envolve locais extraganglionares, especialmente o trato digestivo e o sistema nervoso central. Nós relatamos um caso de linfoma primário do duodeno em um paciente com AIDS. Uma endoscopia digestiva alta mostrou massas pseudopolipóides encontradas na segunda porção do duodeno. Um estudo diagnóstico completo incluindo exames histológicos, imunohistoquímicos e virológicos mostrou um linfoma de células B tipo Burkitt. Detectou-se genoma do vírus Epstein-Barr em biópsias por hibridização in situ e imuno-histoquímica.

  17. Burkitt's lymphoma of the duodenum in a patient with AIDS / Linfoma de Burkitt do duodeno em um paciente com AIDS

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    Marcelo, Corti; María Florencia, Villafañe; Liliana, Souto; Ricardo, Schtirbu; Marina, Narbaitz; Marcela de Dios, Soler.

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    Full Text Available O linfoma não-Hodgkin de células B é a segunda neoplasia mais comum em pacientes com infecção pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana depois do sarcoma de Kaposi. A maioria dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin associados com a síndrome da imunodeficiência adquirida envolve locais extraganglionares, especi [...] almente o trato digestivo e o sistema nervoso central. Nós relatamos um caso de linfoma primário do duodeno em um paciente com AIDS. Uma endoscopia digestiva alta mostrou massas pseudopolipóides encontradas na segunda porção do duodeno. Um estudo diagnóstico completo incluindo exames histológicos, imunohistoquímicos e virológicos mostrou um linfoma de células B tipo Burkitt. Detectou-se genoma do vírus Epstein-Barr em biópsias por hibridização in situ e imuno-histoquímica. Abstract in english Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of B-cell type is the second most common neoplasm after Kaposi's sarcoma, among patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Most non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases that are associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome involve extranodal sites, especially the digestiv [...] e tract and the central nervous system. We report a case of primary lymphoma of the duodenum in a patient with AIDS. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed pseudopolypoid masses found in the second portion of the duodenum. A complete diagnostic study including histological, immunohistochemical and virological analyses showed high-grade B-cell Burkitt's lymphoma. The Epstein-Barr virus genome was detected in biopsies by immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization.

  18. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N. Pisoni

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difuso. Se inició radioterapia, no completó el tratamiento por complicaciones y falleció. Son muy pocos los casos publicados de linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central asociado a lupus eritematoso sistémico.A 36 year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with headache, brachiocrural hemiparesis and hemianesthesia. She had been treated with prednisone and cyclophosphamide. CT scan and MRI revealed a 15 mm nodular mass enhanced with gadolinium in left frontal convexity. CNS biopsy was performed and a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed. She was treated with radiation therapy without response and died. There are few reports of erythematosus systemic lupus associated with primary central nervous system lymphoma.

  19. Linfoma primário de células T no líquido cefalorraquidiano de cão: relato de caso

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    L.F. Moraes

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Relata-se o diagnóstico de linfoma primário no sistema nervoso central em um cão Labrador Retrievier, de 10 anos de idade, que apresentava episódios convulsivos, incoordenação nos membros posteriores, head tilt, ataxia e sensibilidade diminuída no lado esquerdo. Constataram-se alterações laterais esquerdas, como ausências de propriocepção e de posicionamento tátil, alterações posteriores nas provas de carrinho de mão e de reação ao pulo e diminuição da extensão da postura e hemilocomoção. No líquido cefalorraquidiano (LCR, houve predomínio de linfócitos atípicos, caracterizados pela presença de anisocitose e anisocariose, nucléolos evidentes e anisonucleose, basofilia e microvacuolização citoplasmáticas, mitoses atípicas e corpúsculos linfoglandulares, compatíveis com linfoma, confirmado pelo exame histológico e imunocitoquímico, o qual revelou origem T, com expressão CD3+ e CD79-. A tomografia computadorizada não foi conclusiva e evidenciou diversas áreas hipodensas e intensificação de contraste na região de sulcos e giros do parênquima encefálico. A coleta do LCR foi essencial na rapidez do diagnóstico definitivo, indicando a natureza rara desta lesão primária.

  20. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en una paciente con lupus eritematoso sistémico

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    C. N., Pisoni; A. R., Grinberg; J. L., Plana; R. D., Freue; J. A., Manni; L., Paz.

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta una paciente de 36 años con diagnóstico de lupus eritematoso sistémico tratada con prednisona y ciclofosfamida que se internó por cefalea, hemiparesia y hemianestesia braquiocrural derecha de dos semanas de evolución. Se realizó una tomografía computada y una resonancia magnética nuclear [...] de cerebro que mostraron una lesión nodular frontal izquierda. Se efectuó una biopsia a cielo abierto de la lesión cerebral cuyo diagnóstico histopatológico fue linfoma B de celulas grandes, difuso. Se inició radioterapia, no completó el tratamiento por complicaciones y falleció. Son muy pocos los casos publicados de linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central asociado a lupus eritematoso sistémico. Abstract in english A 36 year-old woman with systemic lupus erythematosus was admitted to our hospital with headache, brachiocrural hemiparesis and hemianesthesia. She had been treated with prednisone and cyclophosphamide. CT scan and MRI revealed a 15 mm nodular mass enhanced with gadolinium in left frontal convexity. [...] CNS biopsy was performed and a diffuse large B-cell lymphoma was diagnosed. She was treated with radiation therapy without response and died. There are few reports of erythematosus systemic lupus associated with primary central nervous system lymphoma.

  1. Espectroscopia y difusión por resonancia magnética para la caracterización del linfoma del sistema nervioso central

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    M., Migliaro; C., Besada.

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Mostrar los hallazgos de la resonancia magnética (RM) de cerebro, convencional y con técnicas funcionales (difusión y espectroscopia), del linfoma del sistema nervioso central (SNC), haciendo énfasis en los aportes que permiten aproximarse al diagnóstico y diferenciar la entidad de otros t [...] umores. Materiales y métodos: Desde junio de 2008 hasta enero de 2012, se estudiaron 26 pacientes inmunocompetentes con diagnóstico de tumor del SNC, confirmado por anatomía patológica. En todos los casos se realizó, antes de la cirugía o de la toma de biopsia, una RM convencional de cerebro con gadolinio y técnicas funcionales. Resultados: Se incluyeron 26 pacientes inmunocompetentes: 13 hombres y 13 mujeres. Ocho tuvieron diagnóstico de linfoma primario del SNC y los 18 restantes presentaron otros tumores: glioblastoma con centro necrótico (n= 9), oligoastrocitoma anaplásico (n= 3), metástasis con necrosis (n=4) y meduloblastoma (n=2). De las 26 lesiones, 10 (8 linfomas y 2 medublastomas) mostraron restricción de la difusión, en coincidencia con la alta celularidad tumoral de ambas entidades histológicas. En el análisis espectral de los tumores, todos tuvieron un incremento de la curva de lípidos. El pico en los linfomas y meduloblastomas ocurrió en los sitios sólidos, mientras que en las demás lesiones los lípidos se observaron en los sitios de necrosis tumoral. Conclusión: El análisis de las secuencias de RM convencional sin y con contraste endovenoso, junto con las técnicas de difusión y espectroscopia, permite aproximarse al diagnóstico de linfoma de SNC. Abstract in english Purpose: To show the imaging findings in cases of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma with conventional and functional (diffusion and spectroscopy) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, emphasizing the contributions that advanced imaging techniques provides to improve the diagnostic accurac [...] y and rule out other tumors. Materials and methods: Between June 2008 and January 2012 we studied 26 inmunocompetent patients with diagnosis of central nervous system tumor, confirmed by pathology. These patients performed a brain MRI with conventional and functional techniques (diffusion and spectroscopy) and with gadolinium before surgery or biopsy. Results: We included 26 inmunocompetent patients, 13 men and 13 women. Eight patients with diagnosis of primary CNS lymphoma and 18 with other tumors: glioblastoma (n=9), anaplastic oligoastrocytoma (n=3), metastases with necrosis (n=4), and medulloblastoma (n=2). Ten of the 26 lesions showed restricted diffusion, this happened in all lymphomas and in both medulloblastomas. This is due to the high cellularity of the tumors. Spectroscopy showed increased lipids in all tumors. The difference among the tumors was the place of the measurement of lipids. Both medulloblastoma and lymphomas showed a lipid peak in the solid portion of the tumor while the remaining tumors showed lipids in the necrotic areas. Conclusion: The combination of conventional and functional MRI techniques with intravenous contrast improve the diagnostic accuracy of CNS lymphoma.

  2. Eventos Cerebrais Isquémicos Recorrentes e Encefalopatia, Como Forma de Apresentação do Linfoma Difuso de Grandes Células B

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    Joana, Guimarães; Maria José, Rosas; Elsa, Fonseca.

    Full Text Available Introdução: O linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB) é um subtipo raro de linfoma extranodal, sem atingimento habitual da medula óssea, sangue periférico ou líquor. O sistema nervoso central e a pele são os locais mais frequentemente afectados. O mau prognóstico e o reduzido tempo de sobrevida [...] habitualmente inerentes a este linfoma re?ecte a sua agressividade e pode explicar a di?culdade de diagnóstico atempado. Os autores apresentam o caso clínico de um doente com LDGCB do sistema nervoso em que a forma inicial de apresentação se traduziu por episódios transitórios de dé?ces neurológicos, simulando episódios isquémicos transitórios (AITs). Caso Clínico: Doente do sexo masculino, 54 anos, sem antecedentes patológicos de relevo, admitido por episódios transitórios de dé?ces sensitivo-motores. O estudo vascular inicial foi negativo. A Ressonância Magnética Cerebral (RMC) mostrou duas lesões inespeci?cas, uma no lobo frontal e outra na região periventricular. Um mês depois o doente desenvolve quadro de deterioração progressiva das funções cognitivas e paraparésia simétrica. Realizou EEG, que revelou encefalopatia; o doseamento sérico da desidrogenase do lactato, da proteína C reactiva e das proteínas totais no líquor estavam alteradas; foi excluído vasculite, neoplasia oculta, quadro infeccioso e doença autoimune. O doente desenvolveu um quadro de hiperbilurrubinémia, com hepatoesplenomegalia revelada por TC abdominal e a biópsia hepática mostrou in?ltração do parênquima hepático por linfoma difuso de células B gigantes. No período que se seguiu a este diagnóstico o doente iniciou um quadro rapidamente progressivo de encefalopatia e de falência multiorgânica, acabando por falecer ao 42º dia após a admissão. Conclusão: O caso clínico apresentado traduz a di?culdade inerente ao diagnóstico do linfoma angiotró?co. Realça-se a forma de manifestação invulgar da doença que mimetiza a presença de doença cerebrovascular.

  3. Estratificação de risco em linfoma difuso de grandes células B Risk stratification of large B-cell lymphomas

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    Abrahão E. Hallack Neto

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB é uma entidade clínico-patológica heterogênea que corresponde de 30% a 35% dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin (LNH. É considerado como agressivo porque a sobrevida é curta na ausência de tratamento adequado. Desde 1993 o tratamento deste linfoma passou a ser direcionado pelo índice internacional de prognóstico (IPI validado em vários estudos. Entretanto, diante das diferentes respostas à mesma terapêutica para pacientes de mesmo IPI houve necessidade de se instituírem novos marcadores de prognóstico para pacientes com LDGCB. Com os avanços do conhecimento biológico destes linfomas, outras variáveis começam a ser utilizadas na estratificação de risco destes linfomas. Nesta revisão abordamos os principais marcadores biológicos utilizados como fatores de prognóstico para o tratamento de pacientes com LDGCB.Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a heterogeneous clinical pathological entity which accounts for about 30% to 35% of all non-Hodgkin's lymphoma cases. It is considered to be aggressive due to the patient's short survival time when incorrect treatment is provided. Since 1993, treatment has been carried out according to IPI, which has been validated in several studies. However, since there are different responses from patients with the same IPI submitted to similar therapies, new prognostic markers are needed for these patients. As the biological nature of such lymphomas is becoming better known, other variables are starting to be used in order to stratify risk. In this review we will approach the key biological markers used as prognostic factors to treat diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma patients.

  4. La crítica de Hicks al Tratado del Dinero de Keynes

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    Alexander Tobón

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es mostrar que la crítica que hace Hicks al Tratado del Dinero de Keynes es incorrecta. Para ello, presentamos el modelo de Keynes, mostrando que la igualdad entre la inversión y el ahorro es una condición de equilibrio monetario y no una identidad. Este resultado no puede ser obtenido en el análisis de Hicks.

  5. Intravascular "mulberry-like" bodies : morphological, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural observations of an incidental finding caused by autolysis?

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    SØrensen, Flemming Brandt; Klebe, J G

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    Intravascular "mulberry-like" bodies in a stillborn female infant with moderate maceration are reported. The histogenesis of these structures is discussed based on light-microscopic, immunohistochemical and ultrastructural findings. No demonstrable causal relation between the intravascular lesions and fetal death was found, the cause of death being attributed to intrauterine asphyxia. It is concluded, that intravascular "mulberry-bodies" most likely represent artifacts due to red blood cell autolysis.

  6. Linfoma de células da zona do manto em anexos oculares: relato de caso Mantle-cell lymphoma of the ocular adnexa: a case report

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    Anna Paula Lemos de Albuquerque; Jonathan Seiji Aguni; Renato José Bett Correia; Franciele Vegini; André Dalsasso Borges de Souza

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    Os tumores linfóides dos anexos oculares são neoplasias de crescimento lento que acometem principalmente idosos. O objetivo deste trabalho é relatar um caso de linfoma não-Hodgkin de células da zona do manto, um subtipo raro de linfoma de células B nos anexos oculares. RELATO DO CASO: Paciente masculino de 62 anos com tumoração em pálpebras superiores, região maxilar e cavidade oral, tendo o diagnóstico inicial de doença de Mikulics, evoluiu com acentuado aumento das lesões, apesar da terapêu...

  7. O transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas no tratamento dos linfomas não Hodgkin Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Renata Baldissera; Ricardo Bigni; Abrahão E. Haallack Neto; Daniela F. Dias; Robenilson A. Souza; Carlos S. Chiattone; Cármino A. de Souza

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    No final da década de 70, ocorreu o primeiro relato de sucesso com a utilização de quimioterapia de alta dose, seguida de transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas autólogo (TCTH auto), em pacientes com linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH). Desde então, o TCTH autólogo vem se constituindo em um importante instrumento na estratégia de tratamento dos LNH. Inúmeros estudos, em vários subtipos de linfomas, têm consolidado o papel do TCTH autólogo, principalmente como resgate em recidivas de doença. O mel...

  8. Classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin: estudo morfológico e imunoistoquímico de 145 casos Classification of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: morphological and immunological study of 145 cases

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    Cristiane Bedran Milito; José Carlos de Morais; Márcio Nucci; Wolmar Pulcheri; Nelson Spector

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    A classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin tem sido, ao longo dos últimos trinta anos, motivo de controvérsia. Várias classificações têm sido propostas em busca de um consenso entre patologistas e clínicos. Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar criticamente três destas classificações através do estudo retrospectivo de 145 casos de linfomas primários de gânglio linfático selecionados do Serviço de Anatomia Patológica do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, entre 1979 e 1995. Os cas...

  9. Linfomas não-Hodgkin extranodais em Salvador-Bahia: aspectos clínicos e classificação histopatológica segundo a OMS-2001 Extranodal non-Hodgkins lymphomas in Salvador, Brazil: clinical aspects and histopathological classification according to the WHO-2001 guidelines

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    Marinho M. Silva Neto; Emília M. Jalil; Iguaracyra B. O. Araújo

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    Linfomas não-Hodgkin (LNH) extranodais representam cerca de um terço de todos os linfomas e atualmente apresentam taxa de incidência maior que a de linfomas nodais. Diferenças entre LNH nodais e extranodais incluem etiologia, formas de apresentação e resposta terapêutica, entretanto não dispomos de dados na nossa população. Este estudo teve como objetivo caracterizar os LNH extranodais diagnosticados no Hospital Aristides Maltez, em Salvador-Bahia. Foram avaliados, retrospectivamente, 145 dia...

  10. Quimioterapia associada à terapia anti-retroviral de alta eficácia no tratamento dos linfomas não-Hodgkin agressivos relacionados à Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida Chemotherapy combined with highly active antiretroviral therapy for the treatment of aggressive AIDS related lymphomas

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    Juliana Pereira; Abrahão E Hallack Neto; Pracchia, Luís F; Andréa Alcântara; Beatriz B. Maurino; Pedro E. Dorliac-Llacer; Dalton A. F Chamone

    2004-01-01

    Linfoma não-Hodgkin é uma das complicações oncológicas mais freqüentes em portadores da Síndrome da Imunodeficiência Adquirida (AIDS). Em outros países, após a introdução da terapia anti-retroviral de alta atividade (HAART), a queda na incidência dos linfomas agressivos sistêmicos ficou aquém das expectativas, embora a sobrevida destes pacientes tenha triplicado. No Brasil, pouco se conhece a respeito do comportamento clínico e da sobrevida dos pacientes com linfoma e AIDS na era pós-HAART. O...

  11. Características clínicas y resultados terapéuticos de linfomas no Hodgkin de células grandes B mediastinal primarios Clinical features and therapeutic results of primary mediastinal large B- cells non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

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    Reysel Chávez Medina

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y retrospectivo para evaluar las características clinicobiológicas y los resultados terapéuticos del linfoma de células grandes B mediastinal primario, en 34 pacientes atendidos en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" desde junio de 1989 a febrero de 2009. Se halló predominio del sexo femenino (61,8 %, edad promedio de 31,5 años (19 a 61 años y de la raza blanca (70,6 %. Fueron más frecuentes los estadios localizados (67,7 %, sin síntomas B (64,7 % y con gran masa tumoral (70,6 %. La supervivencia global y la supervivencia libre de progresión a los 5 años fueron 53,4 y 43,4 %, respectivamente. La supervivencia global a los 3 años de los pacientes tratados con MACOPB/VACOPB, CHOP y R-CHOP fue de 77,7; 30,4 y 100 %, respectivamente. Se comprobó que los pacientes tratados con MACOPB/VACOPB tuvieron mejores resultados que los tratados con CHOP. El índice pronóstico internacional ajustado a la edad no fue predictor de supervivencia. En el análisis multivariable, el único predictor de supervivencia fue el tratamiento utilizado (CHOP contra MACOPB. El uso rutinario de la radioterapia no tuvo impacto significativo en la supervivencia global ni en la supervivencia libre de progresión a los 5 años.A retrospective, descriptive and observational study was conducted to assess the clinical-biological features and the therapeutic results of the primary mediastinal of large B cells lymphoma in 34 patients seen in the "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital from June, 1989 to February, 2009. There was predominance of female sex (61.8 %, mean age of 31.5 years (19 to 61 years and of white race (70.6 %. The localized stages were more frequent (67.7 %, without B symptoms (64.7 % and with a large tumor mass (70.6 %. Global survival and the free of progression survival at five years were of 53.4 and 43.4 %, respectively. The global survival at three years of the patients treated with MACOPB/VACOPB, CHOP and R-CHOP was of 77.7; 30.4 and 100 %, respectively. It was proved that patients treated with MACOPB/VACOPB had better results than those treated with CHOP. Age-adjusted international prognostic rate was not a survival predictor. In multivariable analysis, the only survival predictor was the applied (CHOP versus MACOPB. The routine use of radiotherapy has neither a significant impact on the global survival nor on the free of progression survival at five years.

  12. Características clínicas y resultados terapéuticos de linfomas no Hodgkin de células grandes B mediastinal primarios / Clinical features and therapeutic results of primary mediastinal large B- cells non-Hodgkin's lymphomas

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    Reysel, Chávez Medina; José, Carnot Uria; Raúl, de Castro Arenas; Jorge, Muñío Perurena; Guillermo, Pérez Román; Aramís, Núñez Quintana.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio observacional, descriptivo y retrospectivo para evaluar las características clinicobiológicas y los resultados terapéuticos del linfoma de células grandes B mediastinal primario, en 34 pacientes atendidos en el Hospital Clinicoquirúrgico "Hermanos Ameijeiras" desde junio de 198 [...] 9 a febrero de 2009. Se halló predominio del sexo femenino (61,8 %), edad promedio de 31,5 años (19 a 61 años) y de la raza blanca (70,6 %). Fueron más frecuentes los estadios localizados (67,7 %), sin síntomas B (64,7 %) y con gran masa tumoral (70,6 %). La supervivencia global y la supervivencia libre de progresión a los 5 años fueron 53,4 y 43,4 %, respectivamente. La supervivencia global a los 3 años de los pacientes tratados con MACOPB/VACOPB, CHOP y R-CHOP fue de 77,7; 30,4 y 100 %, respectivamente. Se comprobó que los pacientes tratados con MACOPB/VACOPB tuvieron mejores resultados que los tratados con CHOP. El índice pronóstico internacional ajustado a la edad no fue predictor de supervivencia. En el análisis multivariable, el único predictor de supervivencia fue el tratamiento utilizado (CHOP contra MACOPB). El uso rutinario de la radioterapia no tuvo impacto significativo en la supervivencia global ni en la supervivencia libre de progresión a los 5 años. Abstract in english A retrospective, descriptive and observational study was conducted to assess the clinical-biological features and the therapeutic results of the primary mediastinal of large B cells lymphoma in 34 patients seen in the "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Clinical Surgical Hospital from June, 1989 to February, 2009 [...] . There was predominance of female sex (61.8 %), mean age of 31.5 years (19 to 61 years) and of white race (70.6 %). The localized stages were more frequent (67.7 %), without B symptoms (64.7 %) and with a large tumor mass (70.6 %). Global survival and the free of progression survival at five years were of 53.4 and 43.4 %, respectively. The global survival at three years of the patients treated with MACOPB/VACOPB, CHOP and R-CHOP was of 77.7; 30.4 and 100 %, respectively. It was proved that patients treated with MACOPB/VACOPB had better results than those treated with CHOP. Age-adjusted international prognostic rate was not a survival predictor. In multivariable analysis, the only survival predictor was the applied (CHOP versus MACOPB). The routine use of radiotherapy has neither a significant impact on the global survival nor on the free of progression survival at five years.

  13. Intravascular ultrasound assessed incomplete stent apposition and stent fracture in stent thrombosis after bare metal versus drug-eluting stent treatment the Nordic Intravascular Ultrasound Study (NIVUS)

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    Kosonen, Petteri; Vikman, Saila

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    This prospective multicenter registry used intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in patients with definite stent thrombosis (ST) to compare rates of incomplete stent apposition (ISA), stent fracture and stent expansion in patients treated with drug-eluting (DES) versus bare metal (BMS) stents. ST is a rare, but potential life threatening event after coronary stent implantation. The etiology seems to be multifactorial.

  14. Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies : a report from the international working group for intravascular optical coherence tomography standardization and validation

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    Tearney, Guillermo J; Regar, Evelyn

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease.

  15. Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies : a report from the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography Standardization and Validation

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    Tearney, Guillermo J; Regar, Evelyn

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease.

  16. Monolithic CMUT on CMOS Integration for Intravascular Ultrasound Applications

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    Zahorian, Jaime; Hochman, Michael; Xu, Toby; Satir, Sarp; Gurun, Gokce; Karaman, Mustafa; Degertekin, F. Levent

    2012-01-01

    One of the most important promises of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) technology is integration with electronics. This approach is required to minimize the parasitic capacitances in the receive mode, especially in catheter based volumetric imaging arrays where the elements need to be small. Furthermore, optimization of the available silicon area and minimized number of connections occurs when the CMUTs are fabricated directly above the associated electronics. Here, we describe successful fabrication and performance evaluation of CMUT arrays for intravascular imaging on custom designed CMOS receiver electronics from a commercial IC foundry. The CMUT on CMOS process starts with surface isolation and mechanical planarization of the CMOS electronics to reduce topography. The rest of the CMUT fabrication is achieved by modifying a low temperature micromachining process through the addition of a single mask and developing a dry etching step to produce sloped sidewalls for simple and reliable CMUT to CMOS interconnection. This CMUT to CMOS interconnect method reduced the parasitic capacitance by a factor of 200 when compared with a standard wire bonding method. Characterization experiments indicate that the CMUT on CMOS elements are uniform in frequency response and are similar to CMUTs simultaneously fabricated on standard silicon wafers without electronics integration. Experiments on a 1.6 mm diameter dual-ring CMUT array with a 15 MHz center frequency show that both the CMUTs and the integrated CMOS electronics are fully functional. The SNR measurements indicate that the performance is adequate for imaging CTOs located 1 cm away from the CMUT array. PMID:23443701

  17. Primary intravascular large B-cell lymphoma of pituitary

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    K R Anila

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available A 68-year-old retired nurse, who was a known hypertensive on medication, presented with prolonged fever of 2-month duration without any clinical evidence of infection. On examination she had altered mental status. She also had other nonspecific complaints such as sleep disturbances, loss of weight, etc. On investigation, she was found to have anemia, thrombocytopenia, raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR, C-reactive protein (CRP, and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH values. She also had electrolyte imbalance. Radiological evaluation of brain showed mass lesion in the sella turcica, suggestive of pituitary adenoma. Biochemical evaluation showed hypopituitarism. Trans-sphenoidal biopsy was done. Based on histopathological and immunohistochemical findings a diagnosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL of pituitary was made. Our patient?s condition deteriorated rapidly and she succumbed to her illness before therapy could be initiated. We are reporting this case because of the rare subtype of large B-cell lymphoma presenting at an extremely unusual primary site.

  18. Effects of intravascular contrast media on blood-brain barrier

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    The effects upon the rabbit blood-brain barrier after intracarotid injection of two non-ionic contrast media, iopentol (a monomer) and iodixanol (a dimer) were compared. Iothalamate and iohexol were used as reference substances. 99Tcm-DTPA, 125I-HSA and Trypsin blue were used as tracers in order to demonstrate various degrees of damage to the barrier. Injection of iothalamate led to large extravasation of 99Tcm-DTPA, 125I-HSA and Trypan blue which means severe damage of the blood-brain barrier. Injection of iopentol and iohexol resulted in some extravasation of all three tracers used, whereas injection of iodixanol only led to extravasation of the small molecule tracer 99Tcm-DTPA demonstrating minor changes of the barrier. At computed tomography of the brain with intravascular contrast medium enhancement it is safer to use iodixanol than iothalamate. Iodixanol is expected to cause even less adverse effects to the brain after intraarterial injection than iopentol and iohexol. (orig.)

  19. Intravascular/Intralymphatic Histiocytosis: A Report of 3 Cases.

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    Demirkesen, Cuyan; Kran, Tugce; Leblebici, Cem; Yücelten, Deniz; Aksu, Ay?e Esra Koku; Mat, Cem

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    Intravascular/intralymphatic histiocytosis (IV/ILH) is a rare, reactive cutaneous condition, with uncertain pathogenesis. It may be associated with various inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Although the clinical presentation is various, the biopsies reveal dilated vessels, mostly lymphatics, containing aggregates of histiocytes within their lumina. We described 3 cases of IV/ILH with different clinical presentations. In the first case, the patient presented with lymphedema in the genital region without any underlying disease. However, the second and third cases had reticular erythematous skin lesions. The second case had common variable immunodeficiency disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and a history of a lymphoproliferative lesion. The third case had metal prostheses at both his right and left knees. In all these 3 cases, histopathologic and immunohistochemical findings were similar to each other and to those cases reported in the literature. In addition, the third case was admixed with reactive angioendotheliomatosis. In the second case, the endothelium of the ectatic vessels expressed CD31 and CD34, but not D2-40/podoplanin, pointing out that these vessels were blood vessels rather than lymphatics, differing from the other 2 cases. In conclusion, we believe, the most convincing statement about IV/ILH is that it is not a distinct clinicopathologic entity, but a histopathologic feature found as a part of a constellation of inflammatory changes or many other conditions. PMID:26359822

  20. Linfoma primario de bazo. Presentación de un caso / Primary lymphoma of the spleen. Case presentation

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    Vicente Joaquín, Más Medina; Mirelquis, Rodríguez Rodríguez; Ania Inés, Cuellar Armas; Ariana Ofelia, Gómez Mutis; Ramsés Manuel, Más Herrera.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: en el bazo se pueden observar diferentes tipos de tumores, dentro de los cuales están los linfomas primarios del mismo, enfermedad infrecuente, de ahí la importancia de su presentación. Presentación de caso: paciente femenina de 66 años, raza blanca, con antecedentes de hipertensión arte [...] rial, lobectomía derecha del tiroides, que refiere venía presentando desde hacía más de un año dolor abdominal alto izquierdo que se hacía más intenso tras el esfuerzo físico, tos, presentando toma del estado general por lo que se ingresa en el servicio de cirugía. Se toman muestras para biopsia, después de ser intervenido quirúrgicamente de una esplenectomía, dando como resultado un Linfoma no Hodgkin de células grandes CD20 positivo, sin infiltración hepática, ganglionar ni epiplóica. Se realizó esplenectomía y quimioterapia. La paciente ha evolucionado favorablemente. Conclusiones: el linfoma primario de bazo es una entidad infrecuente y su diagnóstico es aún más raro en pacientes por encima de los 60 años, como ocurrió en el caso presentado. A medida que casos como este se divulguen entre los profesionales de la salud permitirán una aproximación diagnóstica más precisa a esta enfermedad poco común. Abstract in english Background: in the spleen you can see different types of tumors; primary lymphomas are an example of them. This is an infrequent disease, hence the importance of its presentation. Case presentation: 66 year old white female patient with history of hypertension, thyroid right lobectomy that refers to [...] have been suffering from high left abdominal pain for a year that became more intense after physical exertion, cough, presenting general malaise by what is admitted to the surgical service. Some samples for biopsy are taken, after being surgically operated of a splenectomy, showing as a result a non-Hodkin lymphoma of big cells resulting cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma CD20 Positive, without hepatic, ganglionic or epiploic infiltration. Splenectomy and chemotherapy were made. The patient has improved favorably. Conclusions: primary lymphoma of the spleen is a rare entity and its diagnosis is still rarer in patients over 60 years, as it happened in the case presented. As cases like these are disseminated among health professionals will allow a more accurate diagnostic approach to this rare disease.

  1. Linfoma Extranodal de Células NK/T tipo Nasal / Extranodal Nasal type NK/T-Cell Lymphoma

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    Carlos S., Chiattone.

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available O Linfoma Extranodal de Células NK/T tipo Nasal tem uma distribuição geográfica peculiar, ocorrendo mais frequentemente em países orientais e na população nativa de alguns países da América Central e da América do Sul. Sua localização preferencial é na cavidade nasal e nos seios paranasais, mas pode [...] acometer outras estruturas da chamada região médio-facial. Tem um padrão de disseminação com "homing" característico, incluindo pele, testículo, SNC e trato digestivo. Este linfoma, menos frequentemente, pode acometer primariamente estas regiões. A maioria destas neoplasias apresenta um fenótipo NK, mas alguns poucos casos podem ter sua origem em células T verdadeiras, por este motivo é designado "linfoma NK/T". O genoma do vírus Epstein-Barr é detectado na maioria dos casos, sugerindo uma relação etiológica. Embora este linfoma seja sensível à radioterapia, apresenta mais frequentemente resistência a agentes quimioterápicos que outros linfomas. Uma possível explicação para a resistência é a usual expressão de glicoproteína-p. O prognóstico destes linfomas é pobre, sendo necessária a investigação de novas modalidades terapêuticas. Abstract in english Extranodal Nasal type NK/T-Cell Lymphoma has a peculiar geographic distribution, occurring more frequently in Eastern countries and in the native populations of some Central and South American countries. It is commonly found in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, but may also compromise other st [...] ructures in the mid-facial region. The disease has a characteristic homing dissemination pattern, including skin, testis, CNS and digestive tract. This lymphoma can, less frequently, primarily compromise these regions. The majority of these neoplastic diseases present an NK phenotype, but a few cases can be truly of T-cell origin, because of which it is designed "NK/T-cell lymphoma". The Epstein-Barr virus genome can be detected in most of the cases, suggesting an etiological relationship. Although this lymphoma is responsive to radiotherapy, it is more resistant to conventional chemotherapy than other lymphomas. A possible explanation for this is the frequent expression of the p-glycoprotein. The prognosis of these lymphomas is still poor, making further investigation of new therapies imperativ.

  2. Linfoma T primario colónico: Reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Gabriela, González Paredes; Estrella C, Uzcátegui Paz; Carlos E, Quintero R.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas del tracto gastrointestinal son el tipo más frecuente de linfomas extraganglionares y de estos el 15 % a 20 % son de localización intestinal. Los linfomas colónicos primarios son extremadamente raros, comprenden 0,2 % a 0,6 % de todas las neoplasias malignas de colon. Pueden ser B o T. [...] Los tipo T son menos comunes y pueden estar o no asociados a enteropatía celiaca, enfermedad de Crohn y/o SIDA, siendo más frecuente en hombres adultos en una proporción de 2:1. Son de evolución lenta, clínicamente debutan con dolor abdominal asociado a cuadros obstructivos, seguidos de diarrea, hemorragia, perforación, o masa abdominal. El tratamiento es controvertido, en vista de que solamente el 30 % de los pacientes que van a cirugía tienen la firme presunción de linfoma. Presentamos el caso de un paciente masculino de 62 años, quien consultó por dolor abdominal en hipocondrio izquierdo de 30 días de evolución asociado a anorexia, náuseas, vómitos y melena. Los estudios de extensión gastrointestinales reportaron dentro de lo normal, en la tomografía axial computarizada abdominal se evidenció tumoración en hipocondrio izquierdo que comprimía extrínsecamente al colon descendente; siendo intervenido quirúrgicamente hallándose una gran adherencia entre epiplón mayor, peritoneo, mesocolon, ángulo esplénico, yeyuno y mesenterio, en el cual, se evidenció tumoración de 15 cm de diámetro. Se realizó una colectomía parcial y resección intestinal más anastomosis T-T, con buena evolución posoperatoria. Abstract in english Lymphomas of the gastrointestinal tract are the most frequent type of primary extranodal lymphomas and of these, the 15 % to 20 % are of intestinal location. The primary colonic lymphomas is extremely rare, they include 0.2 % to 0.6 % of all the colonic malignant neoplasm. They can be B or T. Intest [...] inal T-cell lymphomas are much less common and can be or no associate to enteropathy celiac, Crohn’s disease and/or AIDS. They are more frequent in adult men in a proportion of 2:1. They are of slow evolution, clinically they make debut with abdominal pain associate to obstructive squares, followed by diarrhea, hemorrhages, perforation or abdominal mass. The treatment is controverted, in view of which only 30 % of the patients who go to surgery have the firm presumption of lymphoma. We present the case of a 62 year-old male patient who consulted by abdominal pain in left hypochondriac of 30 days of evolution associated to anorexia, sick feeling, vomits and manes. The gastrointestinal extension studies reported normal; the Computerized Axial Tomography showed a tumor in left hypochondriac that compressed extrinsically the descending colon. The patient was under surgery finding in a great adherence among great omentun, peritoneum, mesocolon, splenic flexure, jejunum and mesentery surgically, a 15 cm diameter tumor in jejune and great omentun. We realized a partial colectomy and small intestine resection with a T-T anastomosis with a well post-operative evolution.

  3. Insuficiência respiratória aguda causada por pneumonia em organização secundária à terapia antineoplásica para linfoma não Hodgkin

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    Adriell Ramalho Santana

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    Full Text Available Doenças difusas do parênquima pulmonar pertencem a um grupo de doenças de evolução geralmente subaguda ou crônica, mas que podem determinar insuficiência respiratória aguda. Paciente masculino, 37 anos, em terapia para linfoma não Hodgkin, admitido com tosse seca, febre, dispneia e insuficiência respiratória aguda hipoxêmica. Iniciadas ventilação mecânica e antibioticoterapia, porém houve evolução desfavorável. Tomografia computadorizada de tórax mostrava opacidades pulmonares em "vidro fosco" bilaterais. Devido ao paciente ter feito uso de três drogas relacionadas à pneumonia em organização (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina e rituximabe e quadros clínico e radiológico serem sugestivos, iniciou-se pulsoterapia com metilprednisolona com boa resposta. Pneumonia em organização pode ser idiopática ou associada a colagenoses, drogas e neoplasias, e geralmente responde bem a corticoterapia. O diagnóstico é anatomopatológico, mas condições clínicas do paciente não permitiam a realização de biópsia pulmonar. Pneumonia em organização deve ser diagnóstico diferencial em pacientes com aparente pneumonia de evolução desfavorável ao tratamento antimicrobiano.

  4. Linfoma de Burkitt abdominal en un adolescente / Abdominal Burkitt lymphoma in an adolescent

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    B., Fleta Asín; M. C., Gonzalvo Liarte; L., Palomera Bernal.

    2006-11-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el caso clínico de un adolescente con un linfoma de Burkitt que debutó con dolor abdominal agudo. El tumor aumentó de tamaño rápidamente, se localizó mediante tomografía computarizada y se confirmó mediante estudio de la médula ósea. Se aplicaron dos protocolos quimioterápicos distintos, [...] debido a la mala evolución, pero sin resultado satisfactorio. Se hacen unas consideraciones sobre el diagnóstico diferencial, especialmente con otros tumores primarios infantiles y procesos no neoplásicos. Abstract in english We report the case of a male adolescent affected by Burkitt Lymphoma which presented as acute abdominal pain and rapid growth mass. It was characterized by computed tomography and diagnose was confirmed by bone marrow study. Two different chemotherapic regimens were used because of unfavourable evol [...] ution, but they were not successful. We consider some other causes of abdominal bulky in childhood, especially primary tumours and non tumoural diseases.

  5. Psoriasis, lymphoma and etanercept: is there a correlation? / Psoríase, linfoma e etanercepte: existe correlação?

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    Ludmilla Queirós, Miranda; Aline Lopes, Bressan; Fernanda Valente da Silva, Rehfeldt; Bárbara Nader, Vasconcelos; Alexandre Carlos, Gripp.

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    Full Text Available A psoríase é uma doença inflamatória crônica que pode afetar a pele e as articulações. Seu tratamento varia conforme a gravidade e inclui medicamentos tópicos e sistêmicos. Dentre os últimos estão os imunobiológicos, que têm como alvo a célula T. Relatamos um caso que demonstra a estreita relação en [...] tre a psoríase, o linfoma e os imunobiológicos. Abstract in english Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect skin and joints. Their treatment varies depending on the severity and includes topical and systemic. Among the latter are the immunobiological that target the T cell We report a case that demonstrates the close relationship between psoriasi [...] s, lymphoma and biologic therapies.

  6. Actinomicosis vs Linfoma: presentación de un caso / Actinomycosis vs. lymphoma: a case presentation

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    Manuel M, Basulto Barroso; Zaily, Fuentes Díaz; María del Carmen, Galdós Sánchez; Raúl A, Pérez Sarmiento; René, Rabasa Pérez.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: el linfoma es la proliferación monoclonal neoplásica de células linfoides en localizaciones del sistema inmunitario, que incluyen ganglios linfáticos, médula ósea, bazo, hígado y tracto gastrointestinal. Caso Clínico: se presentó el caso de Linfoma no Hodgkin linfoblástico de alto grado [...] de malignidad, en una paciente de 36 años de edad con antecedentes de hepatitis viral, giardiasis y aborto provocado con implantación de dispositivo intrauterino, que ingresa en el servicio de terapia intensiva del Hospital Universitario Manuel Ascunce Domenech por ausencia de apetito, decaimiento y pérdida de peso de 30 libras aproximadamente en tres meses; en la exploración física inicial se encuentran grandes edemas blandos en miembros inferiores y caquexia, además de distensión abdominal. Después de una estadía prolongada y tórpida evolución, la paciente fallece. Abstract in english Background: lymphoma is the proliferation of neoplastic monoclonal of lymphoid cells in locations of the immune system, including lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, liver and gastrointestinal tract. Clinical case: is presented a case of a lymphoblastic non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma´s of high-grade of malign [...] ancy in a 36-year-old patient with a history of viral hepatitis, giardiasis and abortion caused by implantation of intra-uterine device, admitted in the intensive care unit service at Manuel Ascunce Domenech University Hospital by lack of appetite, dwindles, weight loss of 30 pounds approximately in three months, and in the initial physical examination are found large soft edema in lower limbs and cachexia and abdominal distention. After a long stay and torpid evolution, the patient died.

  7. Contribuição da medicina nuclear para a avaliação dos linfomas / Contribution of nuclear medicine in lymphomas approach

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    Marcelo T., Sapienza; Marília M. S., Marone; Carlos S., Chiattone.

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    Full Text Available A medicina nuclear permite a caracterização funcional de tecidos, acrescentando dados à avaliação anatômica realizada por outros métodos de imagem, como a tomografia computadorizada, ressonância magnética ou ultra-som. Além do diagnóstico e estadiamento, as informações funcionais fornecidas pela med [...] icina nuclear são particularmente úteis no seguimento e avaliação de resposta terapêutica dos pacientes com linfoma. A presença de massa residual após quimioterapia ou a infiltração de linfonodos de pequenas dimensões são exemplos de situações nas quais a avaliação isolada de características anatômicas é insuficiente. Os principais métodos utilizados são a cintilografia com gálio-67, traçador com alta afinidade por transferrina e receptores de ferro, e os estudos com flúor-deoxiglicose, emissor de pósitron que permite a caracterização do metabolismo de glicose nos tecidos. Outros traçadores, como o tálio-201, sestamibi-Tc99m e octreotide-In111, também são utilizados em menor escala na avaliação dos pacientes com linfoma. Os mecanismos de captação, principais indicações dos estudos, limitações e resultados de literatura serão revistos. Abstract in english Nuclear medicine procedures allow functional characterization of organs and tissues, that can be compared to the anatomical evaluation provided by computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography. Functional information are usefull not only in diagnosis and staging, but mainly in [...] the follow-up and evaluation of the therapeutic response of lymphoma patients. Persistent or residual mediastinal mass and and infiltration of small nodes are some examples of situations in which purely anatomical evaluation is insufficient. The main methods in use are scintigraphy with galium-67, a transferrin avid tracer, and PET with fluoro-desoxyglucose, indicated for the metabolic evaluation of tissues. Other tracers are also described, as thallium-201, 99mTc-sestamibi, and 111In-octreotide. Mechanisms of uptake, indications, limitations and results of the literature are and discussed in this review.

  8. El Tratado de Lisboa (Un juego de espejos rotos

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    Juan Manuel de Faramiñán Gilbert

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El fracaso del Tratado por el que se establece una Constitución para Europa produjo un periodo de incertidumbre y perplejidad del que ha costado mucho sobreponerse. Por un momento, todo parecía resquebrajarse y se tuvo la sensación de que la imagen de unidad en la diversidad, que con tanta dificultad se había forjado, se partía hecha añicoscomo un espejo roto. No obstante, como en un “juego de espejos rotos”, el ideal europeísta se ha ido recomponiendo con un gran esfuerzo, dando lugar a un texto, el Tratado de Lisboa, que encierra una solución de compromiso con el fin de saldar la crisis cuando el futuro de la Unión Europea parecía oscurecerse. Como en los poemas de Alejandra Pizarnik, “cuando el palacio de la noche encierra su hermosura, pulsaremos los espejos hasta que nuestros rostros canten como ídolos” y, así fue como con un esfuerzo milimetrado se ha ido recomponiendo este rompecabezas de cristales con el fin de que en él se refleje, otra vez, la ansiada imagen global. Como se señala enPreámbulo del Tratado de Lisboa, deberemos estar resueltos a salvar una nueva etapa en proceso de integración europea y habrá que recordar “la importancia histórica de que la división del continente europeo haya tocado a su fin y la necesidad de sentar unas bases firmes para la construcción de la futura Europa”.

  9. Imminent Cardiac Risk Assessment via Optical Intravascular Biochemical Analysis

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    Wetzel, D.; Wetzel, L; Wetzel, M; Lodder, R

    2009-01-01

    Heart disease is by far the biggest killer in the United States, and type II diabetes, which affects 8% of the U.S. population, is on the rise. In many cases, the acute coronary syndrome and/or sudden cardiac death occurs without warning. Atherosclerosis has known behavioral, genetic and dietary risk factors. However, our laboratory studies with animal models and human post-mortem tissue using FT-IR microspectroscopy reveal the chemical microstructure within arteries and in the arterial walls themselves. These include spectra obtained from the aortas of ApoE-/- knockout mice on sucrose and normal diets showing lipid deposition in the former case. Also pre-aneurysm chemical images of knockout mouse aorta walls, and spectra of plaque excised from a living human patient are shown for comparison. In keeping with the theme of the SPEC 2008 conference Spectroscopic Diagnosis of Disease this paper describes the background and potential value of a new catheter-based system to provide in vivo biochemical analysis of plaque in human coronary arteries. We report the following: (1) results of FT-IR microspectroscopy on animal models of vascular disease to illustrate the localized chemical distinctions between pathological and normal tissue, (2) current diagnostic techniques used for risk assessment of patients with potential unstable coronary syndromes, and (3) the advantages and limitations of each of these techniques illustrated with patent care histories, related in the first person, by the physician coauthors. Note that the physician comments clarify the contribution of each diagnostic technique to imminent cardiac risk assessment in a clinical setting, leading to the appreciation of what localized intravascular chemical analysis can contribute as an add-on diagnostic tool. The quality of medical imaging has improved dramatically since the turn of the century. Among clinical non-invasive diagnostic tools, laboratory tests of body fluids, EKG, and physical examination are still the first line of defense. However, with the fidelity of 64-slice CT imaging, this technique has recently become an option when the patient presents with symptoms of reduced arterial flow. Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) treadmill exercise testing is a standard non-invasive test for decreased perfusion of heart muscle, but is time consuming and not suited for emergent evaluation. Once the invasive clinical option of catherization is chosen, this provides the opportunity for intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging. As the probe is pulled through the artery, the diameter at different parts is measurable, and monochrome contrast in the constricted area reveals the presence of tissue with a different ultrasonic response. Also, via an optical catheter with a fiber-optic conductor, the possibly of spectroscopic analysis of arterial walls is now a reality. In this case, the optical transducer is coupled to a near-infrared spectrometer. Revealing the arterial chemical health means that plaque vulnerability and imminent risk could be assessed by the physician. The classical emergency use of catherization involves a contrast agent and dynamic X-ray imaging to locate the constriction, determine its severity, and possibly perform angioplasty, and stent placement.

  10. Accumulation of /sup 99m/Tc-sulfur colloid by the lung and kidney following disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Smith, F.W.; Brown, R.G.; Ash, J.M.; Gilday, D.L.

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    A patient is described who demonstrated accumulation of /sup 99m/Tc-sulfur colloid in both the lung and kidney following treatment for disseminated intravascular coagulation. This phenomenon has been demonstrated experimentally in animals following the induction of disseminated intravascular coagulation, but to our knowledge has not been previously described in humans.

  11. Diagnóstico y tratamiento de pacientes con linfomas primarios del sistema nervioso central (LPSN) y sindrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA) / Diagnostic and treatment of patients with primary lymphomas of the central nervous system and required inmunodeficiency syndrome

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    Luis E, Raez; Juanita, Angulo; Alvaro, Restrepo.

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    Full Text Available La incidencia del linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC) ha crecido rápidamente. El LPSNC as una complicación letal en pacientes con SIDA. Objetivo: Nuestro objetivo fue estudiar la historia natural, métodos diagnósticos, al tratamiento y los factores pronósticos para la sobrevida de [...] 75 pacientes con LPSNC y SIDA seguidos en el Jackson Memorial Hospital/Universidad de Miami. Resultados: La edad media fue de 37 años. El 84% de los pacientes eran hombres y el 55% hispanos. Factores de riesgo más comunes para SIDA fueron homosexualidad y múltiples compañeros sexuales. La cuenta promedio de CD4 fue de 15/ul y al promedio de LDH fue 1.5 veces al normal. La tomografía computarizada del cerebro mostraba lesiones múltiples en el 44% de los pacientes. Gammagrafia computarizada de emisión de fotones con talio-201 (SPECT) del cerebro se realizó en 2/3 de los pacientes. Las histologías más comunes en las biopsias fueron: linfoma inmunoblástico y linfoma de células grandes. La radiación craneana fue ineficiente en el 50% de los pacientes tratados. La sobrevida promedio del grupo fue de 2.2 meses. Análisis univariado y multivariado mostraron que la mayor sobrevida se asociaba con una buena capacidad funcional (ECOG=1-2 vs 3-4). La presencia previa de infecciones oportunistas, la presencia de factores de riesgo de SIDA, las cuentas de CD4, niveles de LDH y raza no mostraron influencia en la sobrevida. Conclusiones: LPSNC es una neoplasia con pronóstico muy pobre y corta sobrevida aun con radioterapia del SNC. La capacidad funcional parece ser al factor de sobrevida más importante. No se encontraron diferencias en la presentación clínica ni el resultado entre pacientes hispanos y no hispanos. ( Rev Med Hered 1999; 10:96-104 ). Abstract in english The incidence of Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (PCNSL) is increasing rapidly. PCNSL is an important lethal complication in AIDS patients. Objective: Our objective was to study the natural history and prognostic factors for survival in patients with AIDS related PCNSL. Material and methods: [...] This is a retrospective cohort study of 75 patients with the diagnosis of AIDS related PCNSL followed at Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami. Results: The median age was 37 years. Males comprised 84% of the patients and 55% of the patients were Hispanic. The most common HIV risk factors were homosexuality and multiple sexual partners. The median CD4 count was 15/~L and the median LDH were 1.5x normal. CT Scans of the brain showed multiple lesions in 44% of the patients. Single-Photon Emission CT Scan (SPECT) Thallium-201 of the brain was performed in 2/3 of patients. The most common histologies were immunoblastic and large cell lymphoma. Cranial radiation was given to 72% of the patients and 55% of them did not completed. The median survival of the group was 1.3 months. Univariate and multivariate analysis showed that longer survival was associated with good performance status (ECOG=1-2 Vs 3-4). The presence of prior opportunistic infections, risk factors for AIDS, CD4 counts, level of LDH, ethnicity, gender, duration of symptoms before diagnosis, and race did not influence survival. Conclusions: PCNSL is a neoplasm with a very poor prognosis and short survival even with CNS radiation therapy. Performance status appears to be the main prognostic factor for survival. No significant differences in presentation or outcome were detected between the Hispanic and non-Hispanic patients. ( Rev Med Hered 1999; 10: 96-104 ).

  12. Avaliação morfológica e imuno-histoquímica de linfomas gástricos primários Morphologic and immunohistochemical evaluation of primary gastric lymphomas

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    Jorge Alberto Thomé

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Os linfomas gástricos primários representam cerca de 50% dos linfomas não-Hodgkin extranodais e de 2% a 8% das neoplasias malignas do estômago. A maioria é formada pela proliferação de linfócitos B, que ocorre a partir do tecido linfóide associado à mucosa. Esse tecido, inexistente no estômago em condições normais, surge como conseqüência de gastrite crônica, na maioria das vezes associada à bactéria Helicobacter pylori. A inflamação crônica provocada pela infecção bacteriana parece sensibilizar linfócitos T, levando a estímulo constante de linfócitos B, que passam a proliferar inicialmente em padrão reacional. Posteriormente surgem alterações genômicas nessas células, que provocam ganho proliferativo, seleção clonal e transformação neoplásica, dando origem a linfoma de baixo grau. Alterações genéticas adicionais, como mutações em p53, podem induzir transformação para alto grau. MATERIAL E MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 32 casos de linfomas gástricos: 15 de baixo e 17 de alto grau. Foram investigados sexo e idade dos pacientes, características morfológicas das lesões,índice de proliferação celular e colonização pelo Helicobacter pylori. Verificou-se a expressão de CD20, Ki-67, p53, BCL-2 e BCL-6 por imuno-histoquímica. RESULTADOS: Os linfomas gástricos ocorreram mais freqüentemente em homens, e a faixa etária mais elevada foi observada no grupo de baixo grau. Lesões linfoepiteliais foram observadas em 93% dos linfomas desse grupo. O índice de proliferação celular e a expressão do p53 foram mais elevados no grupo de alto grau. A expressão do BCL-2 foi mais elevada nos linfomas de baixo grau. Não houve diferença significante quanto à expressão do BCL-6 nos dois grupos. CONCLUSÃO: Os resultados sugerem a participação dos genes p53 e BCL-2 na patogênese e na evolução dos linfomas gástricos.INTRODUCTION: Primary gastric lymphomas account for 50% of the extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma and for 2% to 8% of the malignant gastric neoplasms. Most of them arise from B lymphocytes proliferation of the mucosaassociated lymphoid tissue. This tissue is not present in stomach in normal conditions; it arises secondarily to chronic gastritis, frequently associated to the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Chronic inflammation of the bacterium infection seems to induce T lymphocytes, leading to persistent stimulation of B lymphocytes that initially proliferate in a reactive fashion. After that, there are some genomic changes in the lymphoid cells, including BCL-2 and BCL-6 mutation inducing some proliferating gain, clonal selection and neoplastic transformation, originating the lowgrade gastric lymphoma. Additional genetic changes, like p53 mutation, can induce high-grade transformation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We revised 32 cases of gastric lymphomas: 15 low and 17 high-grade. The age and the gender of those patients were investigated. The morphological characteristics of the lesions and Helicobacter pylori colonization were assessed. Immunohistochemistry to CD20, Ki-67, p53, BCL-2 and BCL-6 was performed. RESULTS: Gastric lymphomas occur more frequently in males and patients' age is more advanced in the low grade group. Lymphoepithelial lesions were observed in 93% of this lymphoma group. The proliferative rate and p53 expression were greater in the high grade group. The BCL-2 expression was higher in the low grade lymphoma group. There were no significant differences in BCL-6 expression in both groups. CONCLUSION: The results suggest that genes P53 and BCL-2 play a role in the pathogenesis and evolution of gastric lymphomas.

  13. Mechanotransductional basis of endothelial cell response to intravascular bubbles.

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    Klinger, Alexandra L; Pichette, Benjamin; Sobolewski, Peter; Eckmann, David M

    2011-10-01

    Vascular air embolism resulting from too rapid decompression is a well-known risk in deep-sea diving, aviation and space travel. It is also a common complication during surgery or other medical procedures when air or other endogenously administered gas is entrained in the circulation. Preventive and post-event treatment options are extremely limited for this dangerous condition, and none of them address the poorly understood pathophysiology of endothelial response to intravascular bubble presence. Using a novel apparatus allowing precise manipulation of microbubbles in real time fluorescence microscopy studies, we directly measure human umbilical vein endothelial cell responses to bubble contact. Strong intracellular calcium transients requiring extracellular calcium are observed upon cell-bubble interaction. The transient is eliminated both by the presence of the stretch activated channel inhibitor, gadolinium, and the transient receptor potential vanilliod family inhibitor, ruthenium red. No bubble induced calcium upsurge occurs if the cells are pretreated with an inhibitor of actin polymerization, cytochalasin-D. This study explores the biomechanical mechanisms at play in bubble interfacial interactions with endothelial surface layer (ESL) macromolecules, reassessing cell response after selective digestion of glycocalyx glycosoaminoglycans, hyaluran (HA) and heparin sulfate (HS). HA digestion causes reduction of cell-bubble adherence and a more rapid induction of calcium influx after contact. HS depletion significantly decreases calcium transient amplitudes, as does pharmacologically induced sydencan ectodomain shedding. The surfactant perfluorocarbon Oxycyte abolishes any bubble induced calcium transient, presumably through direct competition with ESL macromolecules for interfacial occupancy, thus attenuating the interactions that trigger potentially deleterious biochemical pathways. PMID:21931900

  14. Monolithic CMUT-on-CMOS integration for intravascular ultrasound applications.

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    Zahorian, Jaime; Hochman, Michael; Xu, Toby; Satir, Sarp; Gurun, Gokce; Karaman, Mustafa; Degertekin, F Levent

    2011-12-01

    One of the most important promises of capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer (CMUT) technology is integration with electronics. This approach is required to minimize the parasitic capacitances in the receive mode, especially in catheter-based volumetric imaging arrays, for which the elements must be small. Furthermore, optimization of the available silicon area and minimized number of connections occurs when the CMUTs are fabricated directly above the associated electronics. Here, we describe successful fabrication and performance evaluation of CMUT arrays for intravascular imaging on custom-designed CMOS receiver electronics from a commercial IC foundry. The CMUT-on-CMOS process starts with surface isolation and mechanical planarization of the CMOS electronics to reduce topography. The rest of the CMUT fabrication is achieved by modifying a low-temperature micromachining process through the addition of a single mask and developing a dry etching step to produce sloped sidewalls for simple and reliable CMUT-to-CMOS interconnection. This CMUT-to-CMOS interconnect method reduced the parasitic capacitance by a factor of 200 when compared with a standard wire-bonding method. Characterization experiments indicate that the CMUT-on-CMOS elements are uniform in frequency response and are similar to CMUTs simultaneously fabricated on standard silicon wafers without electronics integration. Ex- periments on a 1.6-mm-diameter dual-ring CMUT array with a center frequency of 15 MHz show that both the CMUTs and the integrated CMOS electronics are fully functional. The SNR measurements indicate that the performance is adequate for imaging chronic total occlusions located 1 cm from the CMUT array. PMID:23443701

  15. Dose effect of guidewire position in intravascular brachytherapy

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    It has been reported that the dose effects of metallic guidewires are significant in intravascular brachytherapy (IVBT) using a beta source. The purpose of this work is to investigate the dependence of these dose effects on guidewire position. The EGS4 Monte Carlo codes were used to perform the dose calculations for the 90Sr (NOVOSTE), 32P (Guidant) and 192Ir (BEST Ind.) sources with and without a guidewire in place. Guidewires were placed at various distances from the central axes of the sources. Due to the attenuation by the guidewires, a dose reduction of up to 70% behind a guidewire was observed for the beta sources, while the dose perturbation was found to be negligible for the gamma source. The dose reduction for the beta sources was found to be dependent on the guidewire location. For example, the dose reduction was 10% higher for a stainless steel guidewire located at 0.5 mm than that for the guidewire at 2 mm from the central axis of the source. The portion of the target volume affected (shadowed) dosimetrically by the guidewire was reduced when the guidewire was positioned farther away from the source. The shadow volume (in which the dose reduction occurs) can be reduced by up to 45% as the guidewire is moved away from the source axis from 0.5 mm to 2 mm. The dosimetric perturbations due to the presence of a metallic guidewire as well as their dependence on guidewire location should be considered in designing a new IVBT delivery device, in analysing the treatment efficacy, and/or in dose prescription for a beta source. (author)

  16. Possible role of intravascular coagulation in radiation nephritis

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    Thrombosis contributes to pathogenic mechanisms of such late effects as organ fibrosis and premature atherosclerosis. Recently deposition of fibrin in kidney glomeruli was postulated to be of possible significance for radiation nephritis. Results of the following studies support this view. A generalized Schwartzman reaction was provoked in 24 rabbits by a single dose of 50 ?g of endotoxin (Salmonella enteritidis, Lipopolysaccharide B, Difco) administered 24 h after whole-body exposure to 850 R of X-rays. This procedure induced similar laboratory signs of intravascular coagulation and somewhat more pronounced fibrin deposition in kidneys compared with a group (28 rabbits) treated in a classical manner, i.e. with two doses of endotoxin spaced by a 24 h interval. In about two-thirds of 29 patients with uterine carcinoma, fibrin degradation products (FDP) appeared in urine during treatment with radium and 60Co. Since kidneys were exposed to only negligible doses of radiation under the applied conditions of therapy, experiments in dogs were performed aimed at elucidating the significance of direct renal exposure. Fractionated doses (19 x 400 R, 5 weeks) of X-rays were given to either the kidney or mediastinum region. Irradiation resulted in a pronounced increase in serum FDP and the appearance of FDP in the urine. The character and dynamics of changes were similar in both groups regardless of whether kidneys or mediastinum were exposed. Results of other coagulation tests and histological examinations indicate that radiation induces systemic activation of blood coagulation and renal deposition of fibrin. Kidneys can be involved in this process in an indirect way. (author)

  17. Dose effect of guidewire position in intravascular brachytherapy

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    Shih, Rompin [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (United States) and Department of Radiation Oncology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical College, Neihu Taipei, Taiwan (China)]. E-mail: rpshih1@hotmail.com; ali001@umaryland.edu; Hsu Wenlin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Tri-Service General Hospital and National Defense Medical College, Neihu Taipei, Taiwan (China); Li, X. Allen [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (United States)

    2002-05-21

    It has been reported that the dose effects of metallic guidewires are significant in intravascular brachytherapy (IVBT) using a beta source. The purpose of this work is to investigate the dependence of these dose effects on guidewire position. The EGS4 Monte Carlo codes were used to perform the dose calculations for the {sup 90}Sr (NOVOSTE), {sup 32}P (Guidant) and {sup 192}Ir (BEST Ind.) sources with and without a guidewire in place. Guidewires were placed at various distances from the central axes of the sources. Due to the attenuation by the guidewires, a dose reduction of up to 70% behind a guidewire was observed for the beta sources, while the dose perturbation was found to be negligible for the gamma source. The dose reduction for the beta sources was found to be dependent on the guidewire location. For example, the dose reduction was 10% higher for a stainless steel guidewire located at 0.5 mm than that for the guidewire at 2 mm from the central axis of the source. The portion of the target volume affected (shadowed) dosimetrically by the guidewire was reduced when the guidewire was positioned farther away from the source. The shadow volume (in which the dose reduction occurs) can be reduced by up to 45% as the guidewire is moved away from the source axis from 0.5 mm to 2 mm. The dosimetric perturbations due to the presence of a metallic guidewire as well as their dependence on guidewire location should be considered in designing a new IVBT delivery device, in analysing the treatment efficacy, and/or in dose prescription for a beta source. (author)

  18. Dose effect of guidewire position in intravascular brachytherapy

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    Shih, Rompin; Hsu, Wen-Lin; Li, X. Allen

    2002-05-01

    It has been reported that the dose effects of metallic guidewires are significant in intravascular brachytherapy (IVBT) using a beta source. The purpose of this work is to investigate the dependence of these dose effects on guidewire position. The EGS4 Monte Carlo codes were used to perform the dose calculations for the 90Sr (NOVOSTE), 32P (Guidant) and 192Ir (BEST Ind.) sources with and without a guidewire in place. Guidewires were placed at various distances from the central axes of the sources. Due to the attenuation by the guidewires, a dose reduction of up to 70% behind a guidewire was observed for the beta sources, while the dose perturbation was found to be negligible for the gamma source. The dose reduction for the beta sources was found to be dependent on the guidewire location. For example, the dose reduction was 10% higher for a stainless steel guidewire located at 0.5 mm than that for the guidewire at 2 mm from the central axis of the source. The portion of the target volume affected (shadowed) dosimetrically by the guidewire was reduced when the guidewire was positioned farther away from the source. The shadow volume (in which the dose reduction occurs) can be reduced by up to 45% as the guidewire is moved away from the source axis from 0.5 mm to 2 mm. The dosimetric perturbations due to the presence of a metallic guidewire as well as their dependence on guidewire location should be considered in designing a new IVBT delivery device, in analysing the treatment efficacy, and/or in dose prescription for a beta source.

  19. Can rotational thromboelastometry predict septic disseminated intravascular coagulation?

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    Koami, Hiroyuki; Sakamoto, Yuichiro; Ohta, Miho; Goto, Akiko; Narumi, Showgo; Imahase, Hisashi; Yahata, Mayuko; Miike, Toru; Iwamura, Takashi; Yamada, Kosuke Chris; Inoue, Satoshi

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    Rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), known as point-of-care testing, has been incorporated into various kinds of postsurgical management. However, the utility of ROTEM for rapid diagnosis of sepsis-induced disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has not been investigated. This retrospective study includes 13 sepsis patients who underwent ROTEM in our emergency department in 2013. All patients were divided into two groups on the basis of the presence of DIC diagnosed by the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine (JAAM) DIC score. We evaluated the demographics, clinical characteristics, laboratory data, ROTEM test and outcomes for each patient. The correlations between JAAM DIC score and significantly different parameters by univariate analysis and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis were performed to assess the accuracy of the variables. There were seven and six patients in the DIC group and non-DIC group, respectively. The DIC group showed significantly longer prothrombin times, international normalized ratio of prothrombin time and clotting times (CTs) in the EXTEM test, and higher fibrinogen and fibrin degradation products and D-dimer. The CT in EXTEM test was correlated more with JAAM DIC score (r?=?0.798), than the standard coagulation test. These parameters were accurate predictors in the diagnosis of septic DIC, with an AUC of 0.952, and a cut-off value of more than 46.0?s, resulting in a sensitivity of 100.0% and a specificity of 83.3%. CT in the EXTEM test was a single reliable indicator of sepsis-induced DIC diagnosed by the JAAM DIC score, and strongly associated with severity of DIC. PMID:26196197

  20. Protection against high intravascular pressure in giraffe legs

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    Petersen, Karin K; HØrlyck, Arne

    2013-01-01

    The high blood pressure in giraffe leg arteries renders giraffes vulnerable to edema. We investigated in 11 giraffes whether large and small arteries in the legs and the tight fascia protect leg capillaries. Ultrasound imaging of foreleg arteries in anesthetized giraffes and ex vivo examination revealed abrupt thickening of the arterial wall and a reduction of its internal diameter just below the elbow. At and distal to this narrowing, the artery constricted spontaneously and in response to norepinephrine and intravascular pressure recordings revealed a dynamic, viscous pressure drop along the artery. Histology of the isolated median artery confirmed dense sympathetic innervation at the narrowing. Structure and contractility of small arteries from muscular beds in the leg and neck were compared. The arteries from the legs demonstrated an increased media thickness-to-lumen diameter ratio, increased media volume, and increased numbers of smooth muscle cells per segment length and furthermore, they contracted more strongly than arteries from the neck (500 ± 49 vs. 318 ± 43 mmHg; n = 6 legs and neck, respectively). Finally, the transient increase in interstitial fluid pressure following injection of saline was 5.5 ± 1.7 times larger (n = 8) in the leg than in the neck. We conclude that 1) tissue compliance in the legs is low; 2) large arteries of the legs function as resistance arteries; and 3) structural adaptation of small muscle arteries allows them to develop an extraordinary tension. All three findings can contribute to protection of the capillaries in giraffe legs from a high arterial pressure.

  1. Restenosis rate after intravascular ultrasound-guided coronary stent implantation.

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    Blasini, R; Neumann, F J; Schmitt, C; Walter, H; Schömig, A

    1998-08-01

    This study was designed to test the hypothesis that patients fulfilling intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) criteria for optimal coronary stent implantation show a reduction in the restenosis rate at 6 months. IVUS guidance for stent dilation may be associated with facilitated stent implantation and an increased acute luminal gain, but it has not yet been determined, whether and to what extent this procedure is associated with a reduction in the restenosis rate. IVUS-guided optimization of Palmaz-Schatz stent placement was performed in 125 consecutive patients, 64 of whom fulfilled IVUS-criteria for optimal stent placement. Another 125 patients served as the non-IVUS control group. In 107 patients (86%) of the non-IVUS control group and 105 patients (84%) of the IVUS group, angiographic follow-up was performed. The IVUS group of patients revealed a significantly lower restenosis rate of 20.9% as compared with 29.9% in the control group (P = 0.033). Patients that met IVUS criteria for optimal stent placement had a larger minimal lumen diameter immediately after stent implantation (3.13 +/- 0.44 vs. 2.95 +/- 0.47 mm; P = 0.045) and at 6-month follow-up (2.23 +/- 0.78 vs. 1.87 +/- 0.76 mm; P = 0.019) as well as a significantly lower restenosis rate (13.5% vs. 28.3%; P = 0.038) as compared with patients that did not fulfil these criteria. Our data suggest that patients fulfilling IVUS criteria for optimal stent placement demonstrate a reduced risk for the development of restenosis. Thus, IVUS investigation identifies factors predictive of restenosis after coronary stent placement. PMID:9716200

  2. Display pixel-based synthetic aperture focusing method for intravascular ultrasound imaging.

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    Kim, Seungsoo; Aglyamov, Salavat R; Emelianov, Stanislav Y

    2009-01-01

    An intravascular ultrasound image reconstruction technique that combines synthetic aperture focusing and display pixel-based focusing methods is presented. Although the synthetic aperture focusing method can improve intravascular ultrasound image quality, the final displayed images are usually blurry in the angular direction due to the limitations of the digital scan converter. The display pixel-based focusing method can eliminate blurring effects caused by the digital scan converter. Therefore, the image quality can be further improved by applying the display pixel-based focusing method to the synthetic aperture focusing method, especially for intravascular ultrasound images. The experimental studies were performed to evaluate display pixel-based synthetic aperture focusing method. The computational complexity of the display pixel-based synthetic aperture focusing method was discussed in comparison with that of the synthetic aperture focusing method. PMID:19965127

  3. A case of giant cavernous hemangioma of the liver complicated by intravascular coagulopathy.

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    Watanabe,Makoto

    1978-04-01

    Full Text Available A case of liver hemangioma complicated by intravascular coagulopathy is presented because of the rarity of the association. Hemangioma of the liver was suspected by palpation of the liver tumor, scintigraphy and x-ray examination, and confirmed by selective hepatic arteriography in combination with exploratory laparotomy. Intravascular coagulopathy was established by demonstrating secondary fibrinolysis and consumption of platelets and coagulation factors. Unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia due to micro-angiopathic hemolytic anemia was also present. The clinical course of the clotting abnormalities was basically a chronic one with an occasional acute or subacute defibrination process associated with further enlargement of the hepatic tumor. These provide sufficient evidence that the intravascular coagulopathy was closely related with the hemangioma in the liver. Neither ligation of a presumed nutritional artery of the hemangioma nor radiation therapy caused any demonstrable reduction in the tumor size.

  4. Non Hodgkin T cell lymphoma: an atypical clinical presentation Linfoma não Hodgkin de células T citotóxico: uma apresentação clínica atípica

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    Paula Maio

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Cytotoxic lymphomas comprise a spectrum of peripheral T-cell lymphomas that can have a initial or late cutaneous presentation. We describe a 46-year-old man from Cape Verde, with a dermatosis involving his face and trunk, consisting of monomorphic papules with a smooth surface and both motor and sensory polyneuropathy.The hypothesis of leprosy was supported by the clinical and initial hystopathological findings and the patient was referred to our hospital with suspected Hansen's disease. In the new skin and lymph node biopsies a lymphocyte population was identified whose immunohystochemistry study allowed the diagnosis of T-cell lymphoma with expression of cytotoxic markers. The patient was started on chemotherapy with initial remission of the skin lesions but, subsequently, progression of systemic disease.Os linfomas citotóxicos compreendem um espectro de linfomas de células T periféricos e linfomas Natural Killer que podem ter expressão cutânea primária ou secundária. Descrevemos o caso de um homem com 46 anos de idade, natural de Cabo Verde,com dermatose envolvendo a face e tronco constituída por pápulas monomorfas superfície lisa e polineuropatia sensitivo motora.A hipótese de Hanseníase foi colocada suportada por achados histopatológicos sugestivos sendo o doente referenciado à consulta de Doença de Hansen do nosso hospital. Em biopsia de pele e de gânglio identificou-se proliferação linfocitária cujo estudo imunohistoquímico permitiu o diagnóstico de linfoma T com expressão de marcadores citotóxicos. Iniciou quimioterapia verificando-se inicialmente remissão parcial das lesões cutâneas mas posteriormente a progressão da doença sistémica.

  5. Linfoma de células B tipo MALT, de baixo-grau, primitivo da dura-máter: relato de caso

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    Raso Pedro; Monteiro Eduardo Rossi; Tafuri Alexandre

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    Relatamos um caso raro de linfoma maligno não-Hodgkin, nodular e de baixo grau, tipo MALT, com aspecto morfológico e imuno-histoquímico linfoplasmocitóide (classificação de REAL), de imunofenótipo de linfócitos B e monoclonalidade para a cadeia leve de imunoglobulina Kappa, com índice de proliferação < 10% (baixo grau). O tumor era primitivo da dura-máter parietal esquerda, em mulher de 36 anos de idade, cujos sintomas neurológicos surgiram quatro meses antes da cirurgia. Após a cirurgia, foi...

  6. Non Hodgkin T cell lymphoma: an atypical clinical presentation / Linfoma não Hodgkin de células T citotóxico: uma apresentação clínica atípica

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    Paula, Maio; Diogo, Bento; Raquel, Vieira; Ana, Afonso; Fernanda, Sachse; Heinz, Kutzner.

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    Full Text Available Os linfomas citotóxicos compreendem um espectro de linfomas de células T periféricos e linfomas Natural Killer que podem ter expressão cutânea primária ou secundária. Descrevemos o caso de um homem com 46 anos de idade, natural de Cabo Verde,com dermatose envolvendo a face e tronco constituída por p [...] ápulas monomorfas superfície lisa e polineuropatia sensitivo motora.A hipótese de Hanseníase foi colocada suportada por achados histopatológicos sugestivos sendo o doente referenciado à consulta de Doença de Hansen do nosso hospital. Em biopsia de pele e de gânglio identificou-se proliferação linfocitária cujo estudo imunohistoquímico permitiu o diagnóstico de linfoma T com expressão de marcadores citotóxicos. Iniciou quimioterapia verificando-se inicialmente remissão parcial das lesões cutâneas mas posteriormente a progressão da doença sistémica. Abstract in english Cytotoxic lymphomas comprise a spectrum of peripheral T-cell lymphomas that can have a initial or late cutaneous presentation. We describe a 46-year-old man from Cape Verde, with a dermatosis involving his face and trunk, consisting of monomorphic papules with a smooth surface and both motor and sen [...] sory polyneuropathy.The hypothesis of leprosy was supported by the clinical and initial hystopathological findings and the patient was referred to our hospital with suspected Hansen's disease. In the new skin and lymph node biopsies a lymphocyte population was identified whose immunohystochemistry study allowed the diagnosis of T-cell lymphoma with expression of cytotoxic markers. The patient was started on chemotherapy with initial remission of the skin lesions but, subsequently, progression of systemic disease.

  7. Coagulación intravascular diseminada fulminante en una paciente con leucemia promielocítica aguda

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    Ivette, Martínez López; Jorge, Jiménez Armada; Martha, Ballmajó Real; Reynaldo William, Sánchez García; Manuel, Solano Rolando.

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    Full Text Available Se comunicó el caso de una paciente con diagnóstico de coagulación intravascular diseminada, de tipo fulminante, cuya causa resultó ser una leucemia promielocítica aguda, de la variedad hipergranular. Se observó, clínicamente, un comportamiento agresivo de la enfermedad que ocasionó la muerte del pa [...] ciente, en 72 h, por hemorragias viscerales masivas. Abstract in english The case of a patient with diagnosis of fulminant disseminated intravascular coagulation caused by a hypergranular acute promyelocytic leukaemia was reported. An aggressive behavior of the disease that caused the death of the patient in 72 hours due to visceral massive hemorrhages was clinically obs [...] erved.

  8. Recent acquisitions in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Lippi Giuseppe

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    Full Text Available Abstract Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC is a disorder characterized by both acute generalized, widespread activation of coagulation, which results in thrombotic complications due to the intravascular formation of fibrin, and diffuse hemorrhages, due to the consumption of platelets and coagulation factors. Systemic activation of coagulation may occur in a variety of disorders, including sepsis, severe infections, malignancies, obstetric or vascular disorders, and severe toxic or immunological reactions. In this review, we briefly report the present knowledge about the pathophysiology and diagnosis of DIC. Particular attention is also given to the current standard and experimental therapies of overt DIC.

  9. Importância da análise da proteína Pax-5 no diagnóstico diferencial entre linfoma de Hodgkin e linfoma difuso de grandes células B em biópsias de mediastino The importance of Pax-5 protein immunostaining in the differential diagnosis between Hodgkin's lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in biopsies of the mediastinum

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    O linfoma de Hodgkin (LH) e o linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB) são neoplasias derivadas de células B, que apresentam marcadores imunofenotípicos em comum, e, por isso, em alguns casos onde ocorre sobreposição morfológica torna-se difícil o diagnóstico diferencial entre eles. O grau de dificuldade aumenta quando o tumor é localizado no mediastino. O fato de a biópsia de mediastino ser um procedimento ainda mais invasivo que a maioria das outras biópsias, muitas vezes faz com que sej...

  10. LINFOMA CUTÁNEO DE CÉLULAS B TIPO CENTRO FOLICULAR CON INFILTRACIÓN A MÉDULA ÓSEA: REPORTE DE UN CASO / PRIMARY CUTANEOUS FOLLICLE CENTER LYMPHOMA WITH BONE MARROW INFILTRATION: RELATÓRIO DE UM CASO / LINFOMA CUTÂNEO DE CÉLULAS B TIPO CENTRO FOLICULAR COM INFILTRAÇÃO NA MEDULA ÓSSEA

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    CLAUDIA MARCELA, ARENAS SOTO; MARÍA LILIANA, MARIÑO ÁLVAREZ; JORGE ENRIQUE, CALDERÓN GÓMEZ; MARÍA ISABEL, GONZÁLEZ C; MARTHA PATRICIA, ROBAYO.

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    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos primários de células B constituem cerca de 20 a 25% de todos os linfomas. O linfoma cutâneo primário de células B tipo centro folicular é o subtipo mais frequente e manifestase principalmente em pacientes adultos com uma idade média de 58 anos (1), a disseminação extracutânea é [...] muito rara e apresentase com nódulos, tumores ou placas solitárias no grupo usualmente localizados na cabeça ou tronco. Apresentamos o caso de uma paciente com um linfoma primário cutâneo tipo centro folicular com infiltração na medula óssea. Abstract in spanish Los linfomas cutáneos primarios de células B constituyen cerca del 2025% de todos los linfomas. El linfoma cutáneo primario de células B tipo centro folicular es el subtipo más frecuente y se manifiesta principalmente en pacientes adultos con una edad media de 58 años (1), la diseminación extracután [...] ea es muy rara y se presenta con nódulos, tumores o placas solitarios o en grupo usualmente localizados en cabeza o tronco. Presentamos el caso de una paciente con un linfoma primario cutáneo tipo centro folicular con infiltración a médula ósea. Abstract in english Primary B cell cutaneous lymphomas represent approximately 2025% of all lymphomas. Primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma is the most common subtype occurring in adults with a mean age of 58 years. The disease typically presents with solitary plaques or nodules and is usually located in the head [...] or trunk. Extra cutaneous dissemination is extremely rare. We present a case of a patient with primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma with bone marrow infiltration.

  11. Significado prognóstico dos graus histológicos do linfoma de Hodgkin do tipo esclerose nodular Prognostic significance of histopathological grading of nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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    Luís Fernando Pracchia

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A esclerose nodular (EN, do tipo histológico freqüente do linfoma de Hodgkin (LH, apresenta grande variabilidade em sua composição celular. Na década de 80, pesquisadores do British National Lymphoma Investigation (BNLI propuseram uma subclassificação histológica do LH EN. Eles identificaram dois graus histológicos - o LH EN grau I (LH EN I e o LH EN grau II (LH EN II - e demonstraram que os portadores de LH EN II apresentavam menor sobrevida em comparação aos portadores de LH EN I. Outros estudos, entretanto, não reproduziram esses achados. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o significado prognóstico da graduação histológica proposta pelo BNLI. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo retrospectivo que incluiu 69 casos de LH EN. Mais de 90% dos casos foram tratados com terapia combinada ou quimioterapia exclusiva, não havendo diferença no tipo de tratamento oferecido a depender do grau histológico. RESULTADOS: Trinta e cinco casos (51% foram classificados com EN I e 34 (49% como EN II. Não observamos diferenças na distribuição de outros fatores prognósticos entre os portadores dos dois graus. Remissão completa após o tratamento inicial foi obtida em 85,7% dos casos de EN I e em 82,4% dos casos de EN II (p = 0,75. A probabilidade estimada de sobrevida global em cinco anos foi de 67% para EN I e de 83,5% para EN II (p = 0,13 e a taxa de sobrevida livre de doença em cinco anos foi de 85,2% versus 87%, respectivamente (p = 0,72. CONCLUSÃO: Nesta população de pacientes uniformemente tratados a graduação histológica BNLI não esteve associada com o prognóstico do LH EN.BACKGROUND: Nodular sclerosis (NS, a frequent histological subtype of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL, presents great variability in its cellular composition. In the 80's, researchers of the British National Lymphoma Investigation (BNLI proposed a histological-based subclassification for NS HL. They identified two histological grades - NS HL grade I (NS HL I and NS HL grade II (NS HL II - and reported that NS II patients had a lower survival rate in comparison with NS I patients. Others studies, however, did not reproduce these findings. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the prognostic significance of the BNLI grading system. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively studied 69 NS HL patients. More than 90% of the included cases were treated with combined modality therapy or exclusive chemotherapy, the treatment type was not different for NS I and NS II patients. RESULTS: Thirty-five cases (51% were classified as NS I and 34 (49% as NS II. We did not observe significant differences in the distribution of other prognostic factors between the two NS grades. The complete remission rate after initial therapy was 85.7% in the NS I group and 82.4% in the NS II group (p = 0.75. The predicted 5-year overall survival rate was 67% in the NS I patients and 83.5% in the NS II patients (p = 0.13. The predicted 5-year disease free survival rate for NSI and NSII patients was 85.2% and 87%, respectively (p = 0.72. CONCLUSION: The histological BNLI grading system was not associated with the prognosis of this uniformly treated NS LH population.

  12. Linfomas de la órbita y anexos oculares: Correlación clínico patológica de 25 casos Orbital and ocular adnexal lymphomas: Clinico-pathological correlation in 25 cases

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    Erica A. Rojas Bilbao

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    Full Text Available Se evaluaron las características clínicas, histológicas y la evolución de una cohorte de pacientes con linfomas de la órbita y anexos oculares. Entre 1995 y 2008 se estudiaron 25 casos de linfomas de la órbita y anexos oculares en un centro oncológico de referencia. En cada caso se analizó el inmunofenotipo usando un panel de anticuerpos monoclonales (CD45, CD20, CD3, CD5, CD23, BCL2, BCL6, BCL10, Ki67, CD30, CD15, BCL1, Kappa, Lambda, CD138. Las lesiones fueron evaluadas utilizando el sistema de clasificación de linfomas (OMS, 2008. Se analizaron 23 linfomas primarios y dos secundarios. Los subtipos histológicos fueron: 16 linfomas B de la zona marginal asociados a las mucosas (MALT, cuatro linfomas difusos de células grandes B, dos linfomas foliculares y un paciente con linfoma Hodgkin. De los 25 casos estudiados, 22 presentaron estadios localizados. El linfoma MALT fue el subtipo más frecuente. En este estudio se observó enfermedad localizada en la mayoría de los casos y con baja progresión a distancia.Clinical, histological features and outcome of a cohort of patients with orbital and adnexal lymphoproliferative tumors were evaluated. Twenty-five cases in an oncologic referral center from 1995 to 2008, were included in the study. Each case had detailed immunophenotypic analysis using a panel of monoclonal antibodies (CD45, CD20, CD3, CD5, CD23, BCL2, BCL6, BCL10, Ki67, CD30, CD15, BCL1, Kappa, Lambda, CD138. Lesions were classified by using WHO (2008 lymphomas classification. Twenty-three patients were found to have primary and two secondary lymphomas. Histological subtypes were: 16 patients with marginal zone B cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma, four diffuse large B cell lymphomas, two mantle cell lymphomas, two follicular lymphomas, and one Hodgkin lymphoma. Among the 25 patients studied, 22 had localized stage. Extranodal marginal zone lymphoma was the most frequent type of primary orbital and adnexal lymphoma. In this study localized disease was observed in most cases, and distant spread of the lymphomas was infrequent.

  13. Crioglobulinemia mixta no relacionada con virus de la hepatitis C, glomerulonefritis mesangiocapilar y linfoma linfoplasmocitario / Mixed cryoglobulinaemia not related to hepatitis C virus, mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis and lymphoplasmocytic lymphoma

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    M.N., Martina; M., Solé; E., Massó; N., Perez; J.M., Campistol; L.F., Quintana.

    Full Text Available La afectación renal asociada a linfoma es un fenómeno conocido pero frecuentemente no caracterizado debido a la baja frecuencia con que se realizan biopsias en estos pacientes. Varios patrones histológicos pueden coexistir y pasar desapercibidos sin un estudio histopatológico. La infiltración parenq [...] uimatosa renal por linfoma no es infrecuente, y se ha encontrado hasta en un 34% (post mortem) y 14% (pre mortem), aunque tiene una baja incidencia de manifestaciones clínicas. Existen diferentes patrones de lesión renal asociados a linfoma y destaca la asociación de enfermedad de cambios mínimos con linfoma de Hodgkin. La afectación renal asociada a paraproteínas sintetizadas por un linfoma linfoplasmocitario es una asociación excepcional pese a que existen un 20% de pacientes afectados por dichos linfomas que presentan crioglobulinemia. En la literatura se han publicado casos de enfermedad de cadenas ligeras, amiloidosis, glomerulonefritis inmunotactoide como causas de paraproteinemia, proteinuria e insuficiencia renal en pacientes con linfoma. Presentamos un caso de asociación entre paraproteinemia, glomerulonefritis membrano-proliferativa y la aparición clínicamente evidente de un linfoma linfoplasmocitario en ausencia de infección por virus de la hepatitis C. Esto demuestra la afectación polimorfa que pueden presentar los linfomas en el riñón y el valor de la nefropatología en el diagnóstico y pronóstico de las enfermedades hematológicas que cursan con paraproteinemia. Abstract in english Kidney involvement associated to lymphoma is a known phenomenon but frequently not characterized due to the low frequency with which biopsies are realized in these patients. Several histological patterns can co-exist and happen unnoticed without a biopsy. Parenchyma infiltration in kidney for lympho [...] ma has been found in 34% (post-mortem) and 14% (pre-mortem) and have low incident of clinical manifestations. Other patterns of renal injury are associated to lymphomaand minimal changes disease is especially related with Hodgkin's lymphoma. Renal lesions associated to paraprotein in lymphoplasmocitic lymphoma are an exceptional association, in spite of in 20% of them, appear cryoglobulinemia. There are a few cases reported in the literature with different histological patterns: light-chain disease, amyloidosis, and immuotactoid glomerulopathy related with kidney injury in patients with lymphoma. A 39-year-old male presented an association among paraproteinemia, membrano-proliferative glomerulonephritis no hepatitis C virus related and lymphoplasmocitic lymphoma with renal infiltration. This case emphasized the variety of renal lesions that lymphomas could trigger and the value of the nephropatology in the diagnosis and outcome of the hematologic diseases with paraproteinemia.

  14. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central: serie de casos / Primary lymphoma of the central nervous system: case series

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    Jorge Andrés, Jiménez Arango; Salomé, Martínez López; Juan Pablo, Gómez Escobar; Carlos Santiago, Uribe Uribe; Juan Carlos, Arango Viana.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCCIÓN: el linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC) corresponde a una causa de importante mortalidad dentro de los tumores primarios del sistema nervioso central, además existen pocos datos epidemiológicos actualmente, razón por la cual se decide hacer un reporte de casos en el gr [...] upo de neuropatología de la Universidad de Antioquia. OBJETIVO: describir el comportamiento de esta patología en un grupo de pacientes. MATERIALES Y MéTODOS: se revisaros los estudios patológicos e historias clínicas de 12 pacientes con diagnóstico de LPSNC en el servicio de neuropatología de la Universidad de Antioquia 2004 el 2011. RESUTADOS: se encontraron 12 pacientes que cumplían el criterio de inclusión. De estos pacientes el 61.5% fueron hombres y el 38.5% mujeres. La edad promedio al momento del diagnóstico fue de 42.6 años (1- 77 años). El Linfoma B no hodking de células gigantes con patrón difuso fue el tumor más frecuente con un 83.3 %, 8.35% corresponde a linfoma de células T, 8.35% a Linfoma de Burkitt; 33.3 % corresponden a pacientes inmunode-ficientes. CONCLUSIóN: en esta serie de pacientes con linfoma del sistema nervioso central se encontraron características clínicas similares a las encontradas en la literatura, quizás el único hallazgo disímil fue la mayor cantidad de pacientes sin aparente alteración en el sistema inmune. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: primary lymphoma of the central nervous system (PCNSL) is a major cause of mortality in primary tumors of the central nervous system, plus there are only a few epidemiological data today, these are the reasons why it was decided to make a report of cases in the group of neuropathology [...] at the University of Antioquia. OBJETIVES: to describe the behavior of this disease in group of patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: we reviewed the pathological studies and clinical records of 12 patients diagnosed with PCNSL in the service of neuropathology at the University of Antioquia from the years of 2004 to 2011. RESULTS: there were 12 patients who met the inclusion criteria. Of these patients, 61.5% were male and 38.5% women. The average age at diagnosis was 42.6 years (1 - 77 years). The giant cell, diffuse pattern B non-Hodgkin lymphoma was the most frequent tumor with 83.3%,T- cell lymphoma with 8.35%, Burkitt lymphoma 8.35%; 33.3% of the patients were immunodeficient. CONCLUSION: in this series of patients with central nervous system lymphoma similar clinical characteristics were found to those in the medical literature, perhaps the only different finding was a higher rate of patients without an apparent alteration in the immune system.

  15. Linfoma no Hodgkin de células del manto con infiltración renal y glomerulopatía mesangiocapilar asociada / Mantle cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma with renal infiltration and associated mesangiocapillary glomerulopathy

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    Raymed Antonio, Bacallao Méndez; Laura, López Marín; Agustín, Chong López; Betsy, Llerena Ferrer; Yudit, Chávez Muñoz; Yanisa de la Caridad, Castillo Álvarez.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma de células del manto es una forma infrecuente de linfoma no Hodgkin con alta frecuencia de recaídas y peor pronóstico. Los linfomas pueden inducir daño renal de diferentes modos, entre los que se encuentran la infiltración renal y el desarrollo de glomerulopatías. Se presentó un caso en e [...] l que se asocia el comienzo clínico de un linfoma de células del manto con infiltración parenquimatosa renal y glomerulonefritis mesangiocapilar sin crioglobulinemia. Este constituye el primer caso reportado con esta asociación y pone en evidencia las diferentes formas de afectación renal del linfoma no Hodgkin y el valor del estudio histológico renal, para el diagnóstico y el pronóstico de las enfermedades oncohematológicas con daño renal. Abstract in english Mantle cell lymphoma is an infrequent type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with high relapse rates and poor prognosis. Lymphomas can induce kidney damage in several ways, including renal infiltration and the development of glomerulopathies. A case associated to the clinical onset of a mantle cell lymphoma w [...] ith lymphocytic infiltration into the renal parenchyma and mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis without cryoglobulinemia was presented. This is the first case report that describes this association which evidences the different types of renal lesions in no Hodgkin lymphoma and the value of renal histological study for the diagnosis and prognosis of onco-hematologic diseases with kidney damage.

  16. Rituximab monotherapy for splenic marginal zone lymphoma with villous lymphocytes: report on long-term disease control for two patients with recurrence after splenectomy / Monoterapia com rituximab no linfoma da zona marginal esplênico com linfócitos vilosos: relato de dois casos de pacientes com controle prolongado da doença depois de recidiva após esplenectomia

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    Márcio, Debiasi; Marluce, Hehnemann; Bernardo, Garicochea.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available CONTEXTO: Os linfomas da zona marginal esplênicos constituem uma desordem linfoproliferativa de células B que apresenta um prognóstico favorável, com sobrevida global de cinco anos estimada em 70%. A maioria dos pacientes sintomáticos é submetida a esplenectomia enquanto alguns recebem quimioterapia [...] terapêutica de primeira linha, especialmente com análogos de purinas. Não existem diretrizes específicas para o tratamento dos pacientes que falham à esplenectomia: ainda é incerto se deveriam ser tratados com quimioterapia citotóxica, em virtude de apresentarem um linfoma recidivado (e teoricamente mais agressivo) ou se deveriam ser poupados de um tratamento mais tóxico pelo fato de apresentarem uma doença que usualmente se desenvolve de forma mais indolente, mesmo quando recidivada. RELATO DE CASO: Nesta publicação, são apresentados dois casos nos quais a doença recidivou após esplenectomia e que foram satisfatoriamente tratados com monoterapia com rituximabe. A observação desses casos sugere que a postergação de tratamentos citotóxicos pode ser possível pelo menos em algumas situações. Cabe ressaltar que a evidência para essa conduta é embasada apenas em relatos de caso, uma vez que não existem ensaios clínicos randomizados a respeito desse tema. Abstract in english CONTEXT: Splenic marginal zone lymphoma (SMZL) is a lymphoproliferative B-cell disorder that has a favorable prognosis, with estimated overall five-year survival of 70%. The majority of symptomatic patients undergo splenectomy, while a few receive first-line chemotherapy, especially with purine anal [...] ogues. There are no specific treatment guidelines for patients for whom splenectomy fails to provide a cure. It is still unclear whether these patients should undergo cytotoxic chemotherapy, considering they have now a relapsed lymphoma (which is theoretically more aggressive), or whether they should be spared from treatments of greater toxicity, given that their disease usually develops with a more indolent course, even when it recurs. CASE REPORT: Here, we present two patients whose disease recurred after splenectomy and for whom rituximab monotherapy provided satisfactory treatment. From these cases, it can be suggested that postponement of cytotoxic treatments may be possible in at least some situations. It needs to be emphasized that the evidence to support this approach is based only on case reports, since there are no randomized clinical trials on this subject.

  17. IMPACT OF OBESITY ON ENDOTOXIN-INDUCED DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION.

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    Duburcq, Thibault; Tournoys, Antoine; Gnemmi, Viviane; Hubert, Thomas; Gmyr, Valery; Pattou, François; Jourdain, Mercé

    2015-10-01

    An early activation of coagulation and fibrinolysis occurs during sepsis, leading to the syndrome of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Obesity has been demonstrated to be a hypercoagulable and hypofibrinolytic state, but its impact on DIC has never been studied. In this study, we aimed to determine if obesity impairs DIC in an acute endotoxic shock model using minipigs. This was a prospective, comparative, and experimental ancillary study approved by the Animal Ethics Committee. Pigs were chosen as a clinically relevant species, resembling humans in coagulation reactions. Four groups of five "Yucatan" minipigs were studied: lean and obese control groups, a lean lipopolysaccharide (LPS) group receiving Escherichia coli endotoxin (LPS), and an obese LPS group receiving the same endotoxin dose. We measured standard coagulation parameters (prothrombin time [PT], platelet count, and fibrinogen levels), thrombin-antithrombin complexes, tissue-type plasminogen activator, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1. All measurements were performed at baseline and 30, 60, 90, 150, and 300?min. Results were given as median with interquartile ranges. At baseline, platelet count (477 [428 - 532] G/L vs. 381 [307 - 442] G/L; P?=?0.005) and fibrinogen levels (4.6 [3.8 - 5.2] g/L vs. 2 [1.8 - 2.9] g/L; P?

  18. SEPSIS-ASSOCIATED DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION AND THROMBOEMBOLIC DISEASE

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    Sepsis is almost invariably associated with haemostatic abnormalities ranging from subclinical activation of blood coagulation (hypercoagulability, which may contribute to localized venous thromboembolism, to acute disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC, characterized by massive thrombin formation and widespread microvascular thrombosis, partly responsible of the multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS, and subsequent consumption of platelets and coagulation proteins causing, in most severe cases, bleeding manifestations. There is general agreement that the key event underlying this life-threatening sepsis complication is the overwhelming inflammatory host response to the infectious agent leading to the overexpression of inflammatory mediators. Mechanistically, the latter, together with the micro-organism and its derivatives, causes DIC by 1 up-regulation of procoagulant molecules, primarily tissue factor (TF, which is produced mainly by stimulated monocytes-macrophages and by specific cells in target tissues; 2 impairment of physiological anticoagulant pathways (antithrombin, protein C pathway, tissue factor pathway inhibitor, which is orchestrated mainly by dysfunctional endothelial cells (ECs; and 3 suppression of fibrinolysis due to increased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1 by ECs and likely also to thrombin-mediated  activation of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI. Notably, clotting enzymes non only lead to microvascular thrombosis but can also elicit cellular responses that amplify the inflammatory reactions. Inflammatory mediators can also cause, directly or indirectly, cell apoptosis or necrosis and recent evidence indicates that products released from dead cells, such as nuclear proteins (particularly extracellular histones, are able to propagate further inflammation, coagulation, cell death and MODS. These insights into the pathogenetic mechanisms of DIC and MODS may have important implications for the development of new therapeutic agents that could be potentially useful particularly for the management of severe sepsis.

  19. El tratado de Derecho Administrativo del Profesor Rodolfo Carlos Barra

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    Daniel Hugo Martins

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    Full Text Available En el "Tratado" cuyos primeros dos tomos han sido públicados recientemente, Barra se propone aplicar la "tesis cuatripartita" al derecho administrativo, con base en la "filosofía perenne" y la interpretación tomista del derecho."Este trabajo -dice- propugna la sistematización y mediatización del Derecho Administrativo, como rama del derecho público que garantiza el cumplimiento del acto justo en las relaciones de justicia distributiva y está referido a la regulación de la relación jurídica Estado (Administración Pública - administrado"

  20. Linfoma de hodgkin extranodal: Reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    RORAYMA, VALERO; BEATRIZ, PERNALETE; LISBETH, ZURITA; ANDRY, RENDO; PEDRO, JIMÉNEZ; DALILA, ARANGUIBEL; FRANCISCO, PIMENTEL; JOSÉ LUÍS, MUJICA; JACINTO, LARA.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Estudiar un paciente con diagnóstico de linfoma de Hodgkin extranodal, entre los subtipos extranodales esta el hepato-esplénico, frecuente en la 3ª y 4ª década de la vida, predomina en el sexo masculino, con sobrevida de 3 a 5 años. RESULTADOS: Paciente masculino 35 años, diagnóstico de e [...] ndocarditis bacteriana de válvula aórtica nativa. Referido a nuestro centro por persistir fiebre después de tratamiento por 31 días y múltiples antibióticos. Al egreso presenta elevación de transaminasas rango de 2-3 veces el valor normal, BT: 9 mg %, FA: 1 200 UI/L, examen funcional: fiebre de 8 meses previos al diagnóstico de endocarditis y pérdida de peso 4 - 5 kg. Ultrasonido abdominal: lesión de ocupación de espacio lóbulo hepático derecho, segmento VII y esplénica. Alfa feto proteína, antígeno carcino embrionario, CA 19.9; normales. Gastroscopia, colonoscopia, TAC de tórax y cuello normal. RMN: hepatomegalia, LOE hepático segmento VII de 6,5 cm. Esplenomegalia con LOE de 3,5 cm aspecto infiltrativo. RMN de columna lumbar: Lesiones multifocales en médula ósea de cuerpos vertebrales L1-L5. Biopsia hepática dirigida por tomografía: infiltración hepática por linfoma, diagnóstico corroborado por inmunohistoquímica, recibe tratamiento con quimioterapia normalizándose las pruebas hepáticas y desaparición de lesiones. CONCLUSIONES: El linfoma de Hodgkin hepato esplénico es infrecuente indica un curso clínico agresivo. A menudo es insuficiente el material diagnóstico de confirmación. La presentación clínica es variada. De evolución tórpida, en ocasiones diagnosticados post mortem ya que su baja incidencia no despierta sospecha en el clínico. Abstract in english OBJECTIVES: To study a patient with extranodal Hodgkin lymphomas in the extranodal subtypes there was hepato-esplenic. It’s frequent in 3ª and 4ª decade of life predominates, in males, and they have an expectancy of life between 3-5 years. RESULTS: 35 years old male patient, with the diagnosis of ba [...] cterial endocarditis of native aortic valve. Referred to our hospital because persist fever after receiving treatment for 30 more days, with multiple antibiotics. Before the discharge the serum enzymes began to raise 2-3 times the normal value, TB: 9 mg %, AP: 1200 UI/L, he referred to have fever during approximately 8 months, lost of weight of 4 - 5 kg. Abdominal echo: Hepatic lesion LOE in splenic segment VII and LOE. Ca19.9 alpha fetoprotein, carcinoembrionic antigen were negative, upper and lower endoscopy, thorax and neck TAC abdominal reported normal MRI: Hepatomegaly, hepatic lesion in segment VII splenomegaly with a 3.5 cm mass. Lumbar column MRI: Multifocal bony marrow injuries of vertebral bodies L1 to L5. A percutaneous hepatic biopsy was made: Hepatic infiltration by Hodgkin lymphoma. The diagnosis was corroborated by Immunohistochemestry Patient received chemotherapy with normalization of liver tests and disappear the lesions. CONCLUSIONS: Hepato-splenic Hodgkin lymphoma is infrequent and indicates aggressive clinical courses, often it is insufficient the material of diagnosis confirmation. Has a varied clinic presentation. It has a bad development and in multiple occasions diagnosed post mortem since its low incidence does not wake up suspicion clinical.

  1. Actividad laboral en una cohorte de pacientes con linfoma non Hodgkin

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    R., Molina Villaverde; J., Feliu Batle; A., Villalba Yllan; A.M., Jiménez Gordo; B., San José Valiente; M., González Barón.

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    Full Text Available Introducción. La actividad laboral en el cáncer es un aspecto psicosocial que ha recibido poca atención hasta el momento actual, a pesar de considerarse una dimensión de la calidad de vida para estos pacientes. Objetivos. La reinserción y adaptación al entorno laboral fueron investigados en una coho [...] rte de pacientes con linfoma no Hodgkin para describir los factores que influyen en la vuelta al trabajo de estos enfermos. Pacientes y métodos. El estudio incluyó 37 pacientes consecutivos diagnosticados de un linfoma no Hodgkin y empleados en el momento del diagnóstico. El cuestionario incluyó aspectos epidemiológicos, clínicos y laborales (32 variables en total). El estudio fue aprobado por el Comité Ético y de Investigación Cínica del Hospital La Paz. Todos los pacientes dieron su consentimiento para participar en el estudio y para la utilización de los datos de su historia clínica. Resultados. El 86,5% de los pacientes pasaron a inactivos tras comenzar el tratamiento de la enfermedad y un 32,5% lo seguían estando tras éste. No hubo diferencias en la influencia de las distintas variables analizadas con respecto a la actividad laboral tras el diagnóstico. Sin embargo, el realizar un trabajo predominantemente físico y la presencia de secuelas derivadas del tumor o del tratamiento de éste, sí influyeron en la reinserción laboral una vez finalizado el tratamiento específico. La mayoría de los pacientes no creían que el tener la enfermedad les perjudicaría en su puesto de trabajo y, en casi todos los casos, tanto sus compañeros como sus jefes conocían que tenían un tumor. Conclusiones. Éste es el primer estudio exploratorio en nuestro país acerca de la reinserción laboral de los pacientes diagnosticados de un linfoma. Son necesarios más trabajos para establecer las dificultades que tienen este tipo de enfermos en la reinserción laboral y establecer las medidas adecuadas para la mejora de este proceso. Abstract in english Background. Cancer affects many dimensions determining quality of life, including work. However, the importance of work to cancer survivors has received little attention. Aim. Employment and work-related disability were investigated in a cohort of non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma patients to describe a possib [...] le discrimination and other work issues. Patients and Methods. The study included consecutively 37 non-Hodgkin´s lymphoma patients who were employed at diagnosis. The questionnaire included cancerrelated symptoms and work-related factors. Clinical details were obtained from the medical record. Patients were interviewed face to face and 32 variables were recorded. The study was approved by the Ethical Committee of Hospital La Paz. All patients gave consent to participate. Results. Eighty six per cent of patients were unable to work after diagnosis, but 68% returned to work at the end of treatment. The type of worker and the sequelae of the disease or its treatment were independently associated with the ability to work after the end of treatment. Almost all patients told their employers and co-workers about their disease. None reported job discrimination. Conclusions. This is the first exploratory study in Spain about labour reintegration in non-Hodgkin´s lymphomas. Further studies are necessary.

  2. Effectiveness Evaluation of Skin Covers against Intravascular Brachytherapy Sources Using VARSKIN3 Code

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    Baghani, H R; Nazempour, A R; Aghamiri, S M R; Hosseini Daghigh, S M; Mowlavi, A A

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    Background and Objective: The most common intravascular brachytherapy sources include 32P, 188Re, 106Rh and 90Sr/90Y. In this research, skin absorbed dose for different covering materials in dealing with these sources were evaluated and the best covering material for skin protection and reduction of absorbed dose by radiation staff was recognized and recommended.

  3. Consensus standards for acquisition, measurement, and reporting of intravascular optical coherence tomography studies

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    Tearney, Guillermo J; Regar, Evelyn; Akasaka, Takashi; Adriaenssens, Tom; Barlis, Peter; Bezerra, Hiram G; Bouma, Brett; Bruining, Nico; Cho, Jin-Man; Chowdhary, Saqib; Costa, Marco A; de Silva, Ranil; Dijkstra, Jouke; Di Mario, Carlo; Dudeck, Darius; Falk, Erling; Feldman, Marc D; Fitzgerald, Peter; Garcia, Hector Hernan Caro; Gonzalo, Nieves; Granada, Juan F; Guagliumi, Giulio; Holm, Niels Ramsing; Honda, Yasuhiro; Ikeno, Fumiaki; Kawasaki, Masanori; Kochman, Janusz; Koltowski, Lukasz; Kubo, Takashi; Kume, Teruyoshi; Kyono, Hiroyuki; Lam, Cheung Chi Simon; Lamouche, Guy; Lee, David P; Leon, Martin B; Maehara, Akiko; Manfrini, Olivia; Mintz, Gary S; Mizuno, Kyiouchi; Morel, Marie-Angéle; Nadkarni, Seemantini; Okura, Hiroyuki; Otake, Hiromasa; Pietrasik, Arkadiusz; Prati, Francesco; Räber, Lorenz; Radu, Maria D; Rieber, Johannes; Riga, Maria; Rollins, Andrew; Rosenberg, Mireille; Sirbu, Vasile; Serruys, Patrick W J C; Shimada, Kenei; Shinke, Toshiro; Shite, Junya; Siegel, Eliot; Sonada, Shinjo; Suter, Melissa; Takarada, Shigeho; Tanaka, Atsushi; Terashima, Mitsuyasu; Troels, Thim; Uemura, Shiro; Ughi, Giovanni J; van Beusekom, Heleen M M; van der Steen, Antonius F W; van Es, Gerrit-Ann; van Soest, Gijs; Virmani, Renu; Waxman, Sergio; Weissman, Neil J; Weisz, Giora

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    The purpose of this document is to make the output of the International Working Group for Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography (IWG-IVOCT) Standardization and Validation available to medical and scientific communities, through a peer-reviewed publication, in the interest of improving the diagnosis and treatment of patients with atherosclerosis, including coronary artery disease.

  4. Angle-closure glaucoma due to suprachoroidal hemorrhage secondary to disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Lim, Lik Thai; Agarwal, Pankaj Kumar; Rotchford, Alan

    2011-03-01

    Secondary AACG can be associated with intumescent lens, choroidal melanoma, and aqueous misdirection. Here, we would like to report a unique case of acute angle-closure glaucoma secondary to suprachoroidal hemorrhage, resulting from disseminated intravascular coagulation, not previously reported. PMID:21469966

  5. Low-level He-Ne laser in intravascular irradiation treatment of schizophrenia

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    Zhou, Yu-Xue; Fu, Zheng-Hua

    1998-11-01

    Intravascular low level He-Ne laser irradiation is a new therapy developed in recent years. In our hospital it was applied in the treatment and observation of 220 cases of schizophrenia, among which certain effect was achieved and about which the detail was collated and elaborated.

  6. Linfoma malt gastrico: Presentación de un caso y revision de literatura

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    Mariela, Hernández; Yubisay, Rosendo; Fabiola, Cordero; Margarita, Vásquez; Cesar, Delgado; Iraheny, Alvirez.

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Escolar masculino de 9 años, con mielomeningocele corregido e hidrocefalia, enfermedad actual de 3 años de evolución, caracterizada por epigastralgia intermitente, recibe tratamiento sin mejoría. Dos días antes del ingreso se asocian vómitos, hematemesis y fiebre. Al examen físico, signos de desnutr [...] ición crónica, anemia, hepatomegalia y dolor en epigastrio. Se realiza endoscopia digestiva superior, revela reflujo gastroesofágico, tumoración gástrica ulcerada y duodenitis inespecífica; se realizan ecosonograma abdominal, Rx esófago-estomago-duodeno contrastado y tomografía abdominal, donde se evidenció tumor en antro pilórico de 6 por 7 cm, estenosante y distensión gástrica. Recibe hemoderivados, por anemia aguda. Se realiza laparotomía exploradora, se evidencia gran tumoración friable, se extraen muestras para biopsia gástrica que reveló fragmento fibroadiposo con inflamación crónica y granulosa, reacción gigantocelular de tipo Langhans y tipo cuerpo extraño, necrosis y reagudización focal, las biopsias de ganglios, hígado y epiplón revelaron signos de inflamación crónica multifocal. Hemocultivos negativos, Anticore y Antigeno de superficie VHB negativos, PCR para CMV, estudio para BK y hongos negativos, examen de heces Blastocystis hominis, títulos de IgG contra Helicobacter pylori positivo 1.61 U/L, se inicio terapia con Metronidazol, Claritromicina y Omeprazol VEV, con remisión del tumor gástrico, todo lo cual sugiere Linfoma MALT gástrico o MALTOMA. Abstract in english Masculine student of 9 years, with mielomeningocele correted and hydrocephaly, present disease of 3 years of evolution, characterized by intermittent epigastralgia, receives treatment without improvement. Two days before the entrance vomits, hematemesis and fever are associated. To the physical exam [...] ination, signs of chronic undernourishment, anemia, hepatomegalia and pain in epigastrio. Superior digestive endoscopia is made, reveals gastroesfágico ebb tide, ulcerada gastric tumoración and unspecific duodenitis; ecosonograma abdominal, Rx resisted esophagus-stomach-duodeno and tomography abdominal are made, where it demonstrated tumor in pyloric caven of 6 by 7 cm, estenosante and gastric distension. It receives hemoderivados by acute anemia. Exploratory laparotomía is made, demonstrated great coldable tumoración, samples for gastric biopsy are extracted that revealed fibroadiposo fragment with chronic and granular inflammation, reaction to gigantocelular of Langhans type and type strange body, necrosis and focal reagudización, the biopsies of ganflia, liver and epiplón revealed signs of multifocal chronic inflammation. Hemocultivos negative, Anticore and Antigeno of surface VHB negative, negative PCR for CMV, study for BK and fungi, examination Blastocystis hominis and Giardia lamblia positive, titles of IgG and biopsy Helicobacter pylori positive , beginning therapy with Metronidazol, Clarotromicina and Omeprazol VEV, remission of the gastric tumor, which suggests gastric Linfoma MALT or MALTOMA.

  7. Linfomas no Hodgkin: Área metropolitana de Bucaramanga Non-Hodgkin lymphomas from Bucaramanga metropolitan area

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    Carlos Alberto García Ramírez

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: Ninguna neoplasia ha generado tanta confusión en sus sistemas de clasificación como los linfomas no Hodgkin (LNH. Una correcta tipificación es necesaria para el diagnóstico, pronóstico y tratamiento. Objetivos: clasificar los LNH del registro poblacional de cáncer del área metropolitana de Bucaramanga. Pacientes y métodos: SSe realizó un estudio observacional de corte transversal, utilizando como población los pacientes con LNH del área metropolitana de Bucaramanga de enero de 2000 a diciembre de 2006. La información se obtuvo de las historias clínicas y de inmunohistoquímica en bloques de parafina. Se utilizo la clasificación de linfomas de la OMS. Resultados: Se estudiaron 320 pacientes y se encontró predominio de la enfermedad en la 6ª y 7ª década. La distribución por género fue mayor en hombres con 61,26% y mujeres 45,6%. El sitio anatómico de compromiso más frecuente fue ganglios cervicales con 25,6%. La mayoría expresaron antígenos B, 86,8%, y T, 1,8%. El subtipo más frecuente fue difuso de célula grande en el 29,6%. Conclusiones: La mayoría los LNH del área metropolitana de Bucaramanga son de linajes B, nodales y de célula grande difuso. Fue evidente el uso limitado de otras técnicas para la clasificación de estas neoplasias en nuestra región. Salud UIS 2011; 43(1: 39-47Introduction: There is not a neoplasm that has generated such confusion on its classification system such as the Non- Hodgkin's lymphoma. An adequate classification is necessary for diagnosis, prognostic and treatment. Objectives: To classify the NHL from the Bucaramanga metropolitan area poblational cancer registry. Patients and methods: An observational cross-sectional study was made, using as population the patients with NHL from the Bucaramanga metropolitan area from January 2000 until December 2006. The information was obtained from the clinical records and inmunohistochemistry in paraffin blocks. The WHO lymphoma classification was used. Results: 320 patients were studied and a predominance of the disease was found on the 6th and 7th decade of life. Gender distribution was higher in men with 61.26% and women 45.6%. The anatomical site more frequently affected were the cervical lymph nodes with 25.6%. Most of them expressed B antigens, 86.8%, and T, 1.8%. The most frequent subtype was diffuse large B cell in 29.6%. Conclusions: Most of the NHL from the Bucaramanga metropolitan area are nodal, of B lineage, and diffuse large cell subtype. The limited use of other techniques for the classification of these neoplasms in our region was evident. Salud UIS 2011; 43(1: 39-47.

  8. Cultivo de mudas de eucalipto irrigadas com esgoto doméstico tratado

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    Robson José Silva

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    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o cultivo de mudas de eucalipto da espécie urograndisirrigadas com esgoto doméstico tratado em estação com reator anaeróbio e lagoa de polimento. A irrigação das mudas, em vaso e com base na capacidade de pote (CP para o solo, foi efetuada em experimento com seis tratamentos (T, com quatro repetições cada. Em T1, T2, T3 e T4, a irrigação com esgoto foi com lâmina a 100, 80, 60 e 40% do índice CP, respectivamente; em T5 e T6, a irrigação foi com água a 80% de CP. Apenas T5 teve adição de fertilizantes (NPK. Uma boa eficiência da estação de tratamento foi obtida durante os 3 meses de experimento, com remoção de demanda bioquímica de oxigênio, demanda química de oxigênio e helmintos de 90, 87 e 100%, respectivamente; portanto, com qualidade de efluente adequada para irrigação de arbóreas. Os desempenhos de T2 e T3 foram os melhores em termos de parâmetros de crescimento da planta (altura, diâmetro do caule, diâmetro da copa, número de folhas e matéria seca; comparativamente, em T2, acumulou-se mais nitrogênio nas folhas e caules. Os resultados obtidos mostram que o cultivo de mudas de eucalipto irrigadas com esgoto tratado, aproveitando os nutrientes e com lâminas adequadas (entre 80 e 60% do índice CP, é viável agronomicamente.

  9. Alterações histológicas e imunoistoquímicas em pâncreas de ratos normais e diabéticos tratados com Syzygium cumini

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    Schossler Deila Rosely Carneiro; Mazzanti Cinthia Melazzo; Luz Sônia Cristina Almeida da; Filappi Andreane; Prestes Danívia; Silveira Aron Ferreira da; Cecim Marcelo

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    Avaliou-se o efeito da administração oral do extrato da casca de Syzygium cumini sobre o pâncreas de ratos normais e diabéticos. Os animais foram divididos em grupo controle (C), controle tratado (CT), diabético controle (DC) e diabético tratado (DT). Os tratados receberam dose diária de 1g kg-1 de peso vivo, durante 30 dias. Os animais foram submetidos à eutanásia e o pâncreas retirado para análise histológica e imunoistoquímica para insulina. Neste estudo observou-se uma diminuição (P...

  10. High-resolution intravascular magnetic resonance quantification of atherosclerotic plaque at 3T

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    Qian Di

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The thickness of fibrous caps (FCT of atherosclerotic lesions is a critical factor affecting plaque vulnerability to rupture. This study tests whether 3 Tesla high-resolution intravascular cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR employing tiny loopless detectors can identify lesions and accurately measure FCT in human arterial specimens, and whether such an approach is feasible in vivo using animal models. Methods Receive-only 2.2 mm and 0.8 mm diameter intravascular loopless CMR detectors were fabricated for a clinical 3 Tesla MR scanner, and the absolute signal-to-noise ratio determined. The detectors were applied in a two-step protocol comprised of CMR angiography to identify atherosclerotic lesions, followed by high-resolution CMR to characterize FCT, lesion size, and/or vessel wall thickness. The protocol was applied in fresh human iliac and carotid artery specimens in a human-equivalent saline bath. Mean FCT measured by 80 ?m intravascular CMR was compared with histology of the same sections. In vivo studies compared aortic wall thickness and plaque size in healthy and hyperlipidemic rabbit models, with post-mortem histology. Results Histology confirmed plaques in human specimens, with calcifications appearing as signal voids. Mean FCT agreed with histological measurements within 13% on average (correlation coefficient, R = 0.98; Bland-Altman analysis, -1.3 ± 68.9 ?m. In vivo aortic wall and plaque size measured by 80 ?m intravascular CMR agreed with histology. Conclusion Intravascular 3T CMR with loopless detectors can both locate atherosclerotic lesions, and accurately measure FCT at high-resolution in a strategy that appears feasible in vivo. The approach shows promise for quantifying vulnerable plaque for evaluating experimental therapies.

  11. Micose fungoide: relato de caso tratado com radioterapia Mycosis fungoides: case report treated with radiotherapy

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    Gustavo Nader Marta; Carolina Bueno de Gouvêa; Stéfani Bertolucci Estevam Ferreira; Samir Abdallah Hanna; Cecília Maria Kalil Haddad; João Luis Fernandes da Silva

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    Micose fungoide é um tipo de linfoma não Hodgkin de células T raro que acomete primariamente a pele. Caracteriza-se pela presença de placas eritematosas que evoluem para lesões ulceradas, tumores em toda a pele ou ainda infiltração de medula óssea em estágios avançados. Como opção de tratamento para os casos iniciais, tem-se quimioterapia e corticoterapia tópica, fototerapia e radioterapia. Este estudo relata o caso de um doente com múltiplas lesões tumorais na pele já biopsiadas com diagnóst...

  12. Análise de achados de imagem e alterações clínicas em pacientes com linfoma / Analysis of imaging findings and clinical abnormalities in patients with lymphoma

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    Flávio Augusto Ataliba, Caldas; Caroline Tsumori, Motomiya; Helena Cristina da, Silva.

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    Full Text Available A tomografia computadorizada é atualmente o estudo de imagem de escolha para a detecção e estadiamento de linfomas. A tomografia computadorizada é capaz de mensurar com acurácia significativa a extensão e o volume do tumor e prover informações que possam ser usadas para planejar uma estratégia terap [...] êutica apropriada. O presente trabalho teve como objetivo descrever e analisar os achados de imagem obtidos por meio de tomografia computadorizada de tórax e abdome, acompanhada de ultra-sonografia de abdome total de pacientes com diagnóstico de linfoma e com sorologia negativa para o vírus HIV, alterações clínicas, como a queixa que levou o paciente a procurar o serviço de saúde, já revelando sinais de acometimento da doença linfocitária, neste momento ainda não diagnosticada, e alterações ao exame físico nesta primeira consulta. A amostra estudada foi composta por 30 pacientes, sendo que, destes, 40% teriam o diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin, 46,6% de linfoma Hodgkin, 10% de linfoma de Burkitt e 3,3% com o diagnóstico de linfoma linfoblástico. Abstract in english Computed tomography is currently the method of choice for the diagnosis and staging of lymphomas. Computed tomography enables accurate measurement of both tumor extent and volume and provides information that can be used to plan an appropriate strategy for the treatment. The purpose of the present a [...] rticle is to describe and analyze the chest and abdomen computed tomography and ultrasound findings in HIV-negative patients with lymphoma. Clinical abnormalities, such as the reason the patient sought medical assistance already showing evidence of lymphocytic disease (not yet diagnosed at this point) and the physical examination abnormalities seen on the first consultation were also studied. This study comprised 30 patients: 40% with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, 46.6% with Hodgkin lymphoma, 10% with Burkitt's lymphoma and 3.3% with lymphoblastic lymphoma.

  13. Leucemia linfóide crônica e linfoma linfocítico de pequenas células / Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and small lymphocytic lymphoma

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    Lucia M. R., Silla.

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available O linfoma linfocítico de pequenas células (LLPC) é considerado uma variante tumoral da leucemia linfocítica crônica e, por conseguinte, a mesma doença. Existem similaridades clínicas, morfológicas, imunofenotípicas e genéticas que parecem resistir até mesmo a uma análise mais aprofundada com o instr [...] umental técnico atualmente disponível para o estudo da biologia molecular. Talvez o refinamento das técnicas de análise da expressão de multiplos genes, incluindo genes para microRNAs, tanto das células malignas quanto das remanescentes benignas do microambiente, e os avanços no conhecimento de determinantes da diferenciação celular possam, em um futuro próximo, esclarecer afinal se LLPC e LLC são doenças diferentes. Abstract in english Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) are thought to be different expressions of the same disease. There are clinical, morphological, immuno-phenotypical and genotypical similarities that seem to resist even to advanced molecular biology techniques. It still needs t [...] o be defined, through a more refined understanding of the gene profile expression and microRNA biology of the malignant and surrounding micro-environment benign cells and a better understanding of the new paradigms of cell differentiation relativity, if SLL and CLL are different diseases.

  14. Linfoma no Hodgkin tipo anaplásico de localización cutánea: Presentación de 1 caso

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    María Dolores Castillo Menéndez

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describió un caso de linfoma maligno no Hodgkin tipo anaplásico (LMnH, de localización principal en la piel de la región torácica posterior de un paciente de 56 años de edad, masculino, raza negra, proveniente de la provincia de Manica, Mozambique. El cuadro lesional y topográfico hizo pensar en otros tipos de tumores o micosis profundas. Se corroboró el diagnóstico de LMnH tipo anaplásico de grandes células, CD 30+, por la histología, inmunocitoquímica y la inmunohistoquímica. Se inició el tratamiento con poliquimioterapia, CHOP (ciclofosfamida, doxorrubicina, vincristina y prednisona, 6 ciclos con intervalos de 3 semanas entre ellos. Se logró evolución satisfactoria, la totalidad de las lesiones dermatológicas involucionaron. Actualmente, se encuentra en observación.The case of a 56-year-old black male patient from the province of Manica, Mozambique, that presented an anaplastic malignant non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma mainly located in the skin of the posterior thoracic region, was described. The lesion and topographic picture made us think about other types of tumors or deep mycosis. The diagnosis of CD 30+ anaplastic malignant large-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was corroborated by histology, immunocytochemistry and immunohistochemistry. The treatment was initiated with combination chemotherapy, CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisone, 6 cycles at intervals of 3 weeks among them. A satisfactory evolution was attained. It was observed an involution of all the skin lesions. At present, this patient is under observation.

  15. Linfoma intestinal de células T e doença celíaca / Intestinal t-cell lymphoma and celiac disease

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    Flávia, Semedo; Cláudio, Quintaneiro; Rosário Santos, Silva; Luísa, Loureiro; Raquel, Dias; Fátima, Guedes; Amélia, Pereira.

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    Full Text Available O linfoma de células T associado a enteropatia (LTAE) é uma neoplasia rara, com origem nos linfócitos T intestinais intraepiteliais e que está frequentemente associado a doença celíaca (DC). Os autores relatam o caso de um doente com quadro de desconforto abdominal, perda de peso acentuada, intolerâ [...] ncia ao glúten, com anticorpos antigliadina positivos e múltiplas adenomegálias mesentéricas, ao qual foi diagnosticado DC e LTAE após ressecção cirúrgica de segmento do jejuno com cerca de 15 centímetros, envolvido por implantes tumorais. Com a descrição deste caso, salienta-se a dificuldade no diagnóstico clínico e anatomopatológico desta entidade, alicerçando o tema numa revisão da literatura. Abstract in english Enteropathy associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) is a rare tumor. It develops in intestinal intra-epithelial T-cells and is commonly associated with celiac disease (CD). The authors report a patient presenting with abdominal discomfort, weight loss, intolerance to gluten, positive gliadin antibodies an [...] d mesenteric lymph node enlargement. CD with EALT was diagnosed after surgical resection of 15 centimeters of jejuno with tumor implants. This case brings out to discussion the difficulty of clinical and histological diagnosis of this entity based on a literature review.

  16. Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma

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    Renato Soriani Paschoal

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    Full Text Available Linfoma subcutâneo de células T paniculite-símile foi recentemente reconhecido como entidade clínico-patológica. Paciente do sexo feminino, 17 anos, relatou nodosidades eritêmato-violáceas e depressões nos membros e abdome há três anos e discreta perda ponderal, sem outros sintomas gerais. Adenomegalia, visceromegalias e infiltração da medula óssea estavam ausentes, e a histopatologia da pele mostrou densa infiltração de linfócitos atípicos CD3/CD8 no subcutâneo. A quimioterapia interrompeu o surgimento de novas lesões com remissão das pré-existentes no seguimento de oito meses. Aspectos imunofenotípicos e moleculares são relevantes para elucidação diagnóstica e avaliação do prognóstico.Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma is extremely rare and has recently been recognized as a clinicopathological entity. Young female, 17 years old, has complained of subcutaneous nodules and plaques in the limbs and abdomen for three years, accompanied of mild weight loss without other constitutional symptoms. Nodal, visceral and bone marrow involvement was absent, and subcutaneous CD3/CD8 atypical lymphocyte infiltration was observed in the skin sample. Chemotherapy interrupted the onset of new lesions and led to remission in the 8-month follow-up. Immunophenotypic and molecular aspects were relevant to the diagnosis and as prognosis makers.

  17. Neuroimagen del linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en pacientes inmunodeprimidos

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    C, Sobrido Sampedro; J.D, Corroto; M, Arias González; A, Iglesias Castañón; J, Corroto Murua; J.M, Pumar Cebreiro.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC) es una entidad rara con un pronóstico fatal. Dado el aumento en el número de casos con inmunosupresión adquirida, nuestros objetivos son estudiar las características epidemiológicas y neurorradiológicas de aquellos pacientes inmunod [...] eprimidos con diagnóstico de LPSNC con afectación cerebral e investigar si existen diferencias entre los pacientes con el virus de la inmunodefi ciencia humana (VIH) positivo y negativo. Materiales y métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y retrospectivo de los pacientes inmunodeprimidos con afectación cerebral por LPSNC, diagnosticados durante los últimos 13 años en 2 hospitales de referencia. Se evaluaron múltiples variables. El nivel de significación estadística utilizado fue p Abstract in english Purposes: Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is a rare tumour with poor prognosis. Due to the increased number of patients with acquired immunodeficiency, our purposes are to describe epidemiological and imaging findings in immunodeficient patients with PCNSL of the brain and to study t [...] he differences between HIV-positive and HIV-negative patients with PCNSL. Materials and methods: A retrospective, descriptive study was performed with immunodeficient patients diagnosed of PCNSL of the brain during the last 13 years in two reference hospitals. Twenty-one patients fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Multiple variables were evaluated. Significance was defined as p

  18. Linfoma de Hodgkin y no Hodgkin durante la gestación: a propósito de dos casos

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    Beatriz, Rojas P; Matilde, Perella A; Aldonza, Ania L; Teresa, Arribas M; Lorena, Guardia D; Isabel, González B; Belén, Carazo H.

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    Full Text Available Las neoplasias hematológicas en el embarazo conllevan un gran riesgo para la madre y el feto. El linfoma, Hodgkin (LH) y no Hodgkin (LNH), es la cuarta causa más frecuente de cáncer diagnosticado en el embarazo. El tipo más frecuente es el LH, mientras que la incidencia de LNH es muy baja. Presentam [...] os dos casos de gestantes de 29 y 25 años, diagnosticadas en el segundo trimestre de la gestación de LNH mediastínico de células B y LH tipo esclerosis nodular respectivamente. Ambas fueron tratadas con quimioterapia desde el diagnóstico hasta dos semanas antes del parto, con buen resultado perinatal. Abstract in english Haematological cancer in pregnancy poses a substantial risk to both, mother and fetus. Lymphoma, including Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), is the fourth most frequent malignancy diagnosed during pregnancy. The most common type of lymphoma in this setting is HL, and the inci [...] dence of pregnancy associated NHL is very low. In this report we describe two cases of a 29-year-old woman and a 25-year-old woman both in the second trimester of pregnancy, diagnosed with mediastinal B-cell NHL and nodular-sclerosis HL respectively. They were managed with chemotherapy since the diagnosis as far as two weeks before the delivery, both with a successful fetal outcome.

  19. Use of intravascular ultrasonography for the characterization of coronary artery disease in patients with chronic kidney disease / Uso do ultrassom intracoronariano para a caracterização da doença arterial coronariana em pacientes com doença renal crônica

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    Alexandre Manoel, Varela; Elise, Taniguchi; Newton, Stadler; José Rocha, Faria-Neto; Roberto, Pecoits-Filho.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: Neste estudo, objetivou-se identificar os pacientes em alto risco de desenvolvimento de DAC entre todos os indivíduos com DRC tratados em um grande centro universitário para estimar a prevalência de DAC e determinar a morfologia das placas ateroscleróticas através do IVUS em comparação c [...] om seus pares com função renal preservada. MÉTODOS: Pacientes foram investigados à procura de doença arterial coronariana, e a angiografia coronariana foi realizada quando indicada. Após avaliação sistemática para DAC os pacientes que apresentaram indicação foram encaminhados para cineangiocoronariografia e IVUS. As imagens de IVUS foram comparadas as de um grupo de pacientes com DAC, mas com função renal preservada, pareados cuidadosamente para todos os fatores analisados. RESULTADOS: Cento e trinta e nove pacientes de um centro de hemodiálise foram analisados para o estudo. Aqueles que tiveram a confirmação das lesões coronarianas na angiografia mostraram níveis séricos mais baixos de hemoglobina (10,8 ± 1,5 versus 12,0 ± 19; p Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Chronic kidney disease patients present a very high cardiovascular mortality. Nevertheless, a comparative description of lesion characteristics, using intravascular ultrasound in dialysis patients, has not yet been reported. The objective of the present study was to analyze the plaque [...] morphology through intravascular ultrasound in comparison to their counterparts with normal renal function. METHODS: Patients were screened for coronary artery disease, and the coronary angiography was performed when indicated. Plaque morphology was evaluated by ultrasound, and findings were compared to a group of patients with coronary artery disease, who presented normal renal function, it carefully matched for all Framingham risk factors and lesion location at the coronary artery tree. RESULTS: One hundred and thirty-nine patients from a single center of hemodialysis were screened for the study. Patients with coronary lesions confirmed at the angiography presented lower hemoglobin (10.8 ± 1.5 versus 12.0 ± 19; p

  20. Tomografía de coherencia óptica: Bases y aplicaciones de una nueva técnica de imagen intravascular

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    Enrico, Macías; Miguel Ángel, Medina; Nieves, Gonzalo; Juan, del Angel; Javier, Escaned.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La angiografía es la técnica de referencia para el diagnóstico de la enfermedad arte rial coronaria. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los síndromes coronarios agudos involucran lesiones angiográficamente no significativas. Es también la técnica de elección para guiar la implantación de prótesis endovascul [...] ares y su seguimiento. La tomografía de coherencia óptica es una técnica de imagen interferométrica que penetra en los tejidos alrededor de 2-3 mm y ofrece una alta resolución axial. Es capaz de distinguir diferentes tipos de tejido, como fibroso, lipídico, necrótico o calcificado, reconoce características de las placas de ateroma que se han asociado con progresión rápida de la lesión y eventos clínicos adversos, como la delgada capa de fibroateroma, el espesor de la capa fibrosa, la infiltración de macrófagos y la formación de trombos. En la actualidad, existe un creciente interés en el valor de la tomografía de coherencia óptica en el área de intervención coronaria, donde la técnica ofrece ventajas significativas sobre las técnicas intravasculares de diagnóstico convencionales, como la ecografía intravascular. Su alta resolución permite reconocer las complicaciones periprocedimiento, como microdisección, malaposición e hiperplasia neointimal, haciendo de esta herramienta una de las técnicas más prometedoras en el diagnóstico intravascular. Abstract in english Coronary angiography is the reference technique for the diagnosis of coronary disease. However, the majority of acute coronary syndromes involve angiographically non- significant lesions. It is also the technique of choice for guiding the implantation of endovascular prostheses and their later monit [...] oring. Optical coherence tomography is an interferometric imaging technique that penetrates tissue approximately 2-3 mm and provides axial and lateral resolution. It is able to distinguish different tissue types, such as fibrous, lipid-rich, necrotic, or calcified tissue. Optical coherence tomography is able to recognize a variety of features of athe- rosclerotic plaques that have been associated with rapid lesion progression and clinical events, such as thin cap fibroatheroma, fibrous cap thickness, dense macrophage infiltration, and thrombus formation. Currently, there is growing interest in the value of optical coherence tomography in the area of coronary intervention, where the technique offers significant advantages over more widespread intravascular diagnostic techniques such as intravascular ultrasound. Its higher resolution permits to recognize periprocedural complications, such as microdissection of the coronary artery, stent malapposition, and neointimal hiperplasia, making this tool one of the most promising techniques in the intravascular diagnosis.

  1. Primary diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the oral cavity Linfoma difuso de grandes células B primário de boca

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    Bruno Correia Jham; Eliza Carla Barroso Duarte; Anacélia Mendes Fernandes; Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues Johann; Maria Cássia Ferreira de Aguiar; Ricardo Santiago Gomez; Ricardo Alves Mesquita

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    Lymphomas arising within the oral cavity account for only 3.5% of all oral malignancies. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma subtype characterized by diffuse proliferation of large neoplastic B lymphoid cells. This paper reports a case of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma affecting the oral cavity of a Brazilian woman, along with its clinical, microscopical, immunohistochemical, and molecular features.Linfomas correspondem a 3,5% de todos os casos de lesões malignas de boca. O...

  2. Nódulos pulmonares fluctuantes como forma de presentación de un linfoma MALT / Fluctuant pulmonary nodules as presentation of a MALT lymphoma

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    R., Dolz Aspas; C., Toyas Miazza; F., Ruiz Ruiz; J. L., Morales Rull; J. I., Pérez Calvo.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma tipo MALT, o del tejido asociado a mucosas, es un linfoma no Hodking de bajo grado de malignidad, cuya localización más frecuente es el tracto gastrointestinal, principalmente el estómago; su presentación primaria pulmonar es infrecuente, localización en la que puede presentar distintas i [...] mágenes radiológicas. Presentamos el caso de una mujer de 61 años, con antecedentes personales de vitíligo, ulcus gástrico, cirrosis hepática por virus de la hepatitis C, que ingresó por un cuadro de disnea súbita, dolor en punta de costado derecho de carácter pleurítico y fiebre de 38,5º C, cuya radiografía de tórax y TAC torácico mostraban imágenes nodulares en "suelta de globos", que afectaban a distintos lóbulos pulmonares. En la citología por PAAF se confirma su naturaleza maligna. En controles radiológicos posteriores se observó una desaparición completa de los nódulos y reaparición en localizaciones pulmonares distintas en cada recidiva a lo largo de tres años de evolución. La presentación en forma de nódulos pulmonares fluctuantes es excepcional en un linfoma tipo MALT. Se ha descrito una mayor incidencia de infección por virus de la hepatitis C y neoplasias adicionales. La existencia de una hepatitis crónica por virus C, procesos inflamatorios crónicos locales, así como enfermedades de base autoinmune, podrían considerarse como factores que pueden contribuir a desencadenar un linfoma tipo MALT. Abstract in english Mucosa associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas are a group of non- Hodgkin’s lymphomas of low malignancy degree. The most frequent location is the gastrointestinal tract. Its primary pulmonary presentation is unusual and heterogeneous from point of view radiological. Woman 61 years old with ante [...] cedents of vitiligo, gastric ulcus, cirrhosis by VHC, that go into the hospital by sudden disnea, thoracic paint with pleural characterises and fever of 38.5º C, Her thorax radiography and thoracic TAC showed nodes that affect to different pulmonary lobes. The cytology by PAAF confirms their malignant nature. In subsequent radiological controls it was notice the nodels took away completely and returns in different pulmonary place in each recurrence. The presentation like fluctuant pulmonary nodes is exceptional in a MALT lymphoma. It was described a higher incidence of VHC infection and tumour. The evidence of chronic hepatitis by virus C disease, and local chronic inflammatory process as well as autoimmune disorders may be considerate like a factor that contribute to MALT lymphoma.

  3. Linfoma No Hodgkin, manifestaciones oftalmológicas: Presentación de 1 caso / Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, ophthalmological manifestations: A case report

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    Tomás, Ramírez Castro; María E., Lorenzo González.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un paciente con Linfoma no Hodgkin linfocítico estadio IV y Retinosis Pigmentaria de base diagnosticado en el Centro de Referencia Nacional de Retinosis Pigmentaria, con manifestaciones oftalmológicas de esta neoplasia, remitido, además, al Instituto Nacional de Oncología y Radiobiología [...] . Se ilustra con imágenes estas lesiones infrecuentes. Abstract in english A patient with lymphocytic stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and base Retinitis Pigmentosa diagnosed at the National Reference Center of Retinitis Pigmentosa is presented. The patient, who showed ophthalmological manifestations of this neoplasia was also referred to the National Institute of Oncology [...] and Radiobiology. These uncommon injuries are illustrated with images.

  4. Intravascular leiomyosarcoma of the brachiocephalic region – report of an unusual tumour localisation: case report and review of the literature

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    Mentzel Thomas; Hebebrand Detlev; Daigeler Adrien; Hauser Jörg; Lehnhardt Marcus; Tilkorn Daniel-Johannes; Steinau Hans; Kuhnen Cornelius

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background Intravascular leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumour entity originating from venous vessel structures and most frequently affecting the inferior vena cava. Case presentation A 69-year old patient presented with a biopsy proven leiomyosarcoma of the right supraclavicular region. Tumour resection and histological assessment verified the intravascular tumour origin arising from the internal jugular vein and extending into the surrounding soft tissue. Conclusion In the presence of a ...

  5. Treatment of acute intravascular thrombi with diagnostic ultrasound and intravenous microbubbles.

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    Xie, Feng; Lof, John; Everbach, Carr; He, Anming; Bennett, Richard M; Matsunaga, Terry; Johanning, Jason; Porter, Thomas R

    2009-04-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether high mechanical index (MI) impulses from diagnostic ultrasound (DUS) could dissolve intravascular thrombi using intravenous microbubbles. Using a canine model, DUS was applied during a continuous intravenous infusion of microbubbles. Completely thrombosed grafts were assigned to 2 treatment regimens: low-MI (0.5 was applied. In grafts treated with intermittent high-MI ultrasound, angiographic success was 71% at 30 min and 79% at 45 min, compared with 20% and 30% at these times in the low-MI ultrasound alone group (p < 0.05). We conclude that a commercially available DUS transducer can successfully recanalize acute intravascular thrombi during a continuous microbubble infusion. PMID:19580735

  6. Intravascular photoacoustic imaging of exogenously labeled atherosclerotic plaque through luminal blood

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    Yeager, Doug; Karpiouk, Andrei; Wang, Bo; Amirian, James; Sokolov, Konstantin; Smalling, Richard; Emelianov, Stanislav

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    Combined intravascular ultrasound and intravascular photoacoustic (IVUS/IVPA) imaging has been previously established as a viable means for assessing atherosclerotic plaque morphological and compositional characteristics using both endogenous and exogenous contrast. In this study, IVUS/IVPA imaging of atherosclerotic rabbit aortas following systemic injection of gold nanorods (AUNRs) with peak absorbance within the tissue optical window is performed. Ex vivo imaging results reveal a high photoacoustic signal from localized AUNRs in regions with atherosclerotic plaques. Corresponding histological staining further confirms the preferential extravasation of AUNRs in atherosclerotic regions with compromised luminal endothelium and acute inflammation. The ability to detect AUNRs using combined IVUS and photoacoustic imaging in the presence of luminal saline and luminal blood is evaluated using both spectroscopic and single wavelength IVPA imaging techniques. Results demonstrate that AUNR detection within the arterial wall can be achieved using both methods, even in the case of imaging through luminal blood.

  7. Intravascular Papillary Endothelial Hyperplasia Associated with Venous Pool Arising in the Lower Lip: A Case Report

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    Hisanobu Yonezawa

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia is a benign nonneoplastic vascular lesion that consists of endothelial cells with abundant vascular tissue with papillary proliferation. An adult female had a painless growing dark red nodule on the left side of the lower lip and often touched and gnawed at it for more than 4 years. The lesion was a tender, smooth mass approximately 1?cm in diameter without discoloration reaction. Magnetic resonance imaging of the lesion showed specific findings. She was diagnosed clinically as having mimicked hemangioma, and the lesion was totally excised under local anesthesia. Histopathological examination revealed that papillary proliferated endothelial cells with venous pool, and the lesion was diagnosed as intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia associated with venous pool. There has been no recurrence for more than 1 year. Despite the benign nature of this lesion, it could have been mistaken for a malignant tumor because of its clinical course and radiologic findings.

  8. estatinas afectan la viabilidad de líneas celulares de leucemia y linfoma humanas in vitro

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    Mery, Guerrero; Camilo, Di Giulio; Juan Bautista, De Sanctis.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Se ha propuesto que las estatinas inducen apoptosis sobre células tumorales. Para probar dicha hipótesis, se analizó el efecto de las estatinas atorvastatina, fluvastatina, lovastatina, mevastatina, pravastatina y simvastatina en el rango de concentraciones de 1 pM hasta 100 ?M, sobre la viabilidad [...] de las líneas celulares humanas Jurkat E6.1, Jurkat D1.1 (Linfoma T) , Daudi (Linfoma B), U937 (leucemia monocítica) y HL-60 (leucemia promielomonocítica) in vitro en cultivos de 48 horas, analizados por la técnica de hidrolización del compuesto bromuro de 3-(4,5-dimetiltiazol-2-il)-2,5-difenilltetrazolio (MTT). Lovastatina y mevastatina son los más potentes inductores de muerte celular independientemente del tipo celular (Ic 50 entre 12 y 50 ?M). Para las otras estatinas se observan diferencias en el Ic50 según la línea celular atorvastatina (38,1 y 48,6 ?M Jurkats, 55,3 ?M Daudi y 100 ?M para las otras líneas), pravastatina (25 ?M HL-60, 55,6 y 60,7 ?M Jurkats y ? 100 ?M Daudi y U937), simvastatina (25,1 ?M Jurkat D1.1, 50,2 ?M Jurkat E6.1, 45,2 ?M Daudi y 51,3 ?M HL-60, y > 100 ?M U937) y para fluvastatina en todos los casos > 100 ?M. La disminución de la viabilidad celular se revierte completamente cuando las células son incubadas con 10 ?M mevalonato. Se concluye que la lovastatina y mevastatina son las más potentes inductoras de muerte seguida por atorvastatina, pravastatina y simvastatina cuyo efecto depende del tipo de línea celular y la fluvastatina no tiene efectos importantes en la viabilidad de las líneas celulares estudiadas. Abstract in english Statins have been proposed to induce apoptosis of tumor cells. In order to test this hypothesis, the effect of atorvastatin, fluvastatin, lovastatin, mevastatin, pravastatin, simvastatin on cell viability was assessed by in vitro culture for 48 hr, at concentrations ranging from 1 pM to 100 ?M on hu [...] man cell lines Jurkat E6.1, Jurkat D1.1 (T cell lymphoma), Daudi (B cell lymphoma), U937 (monocitic leukemia) and HL-60 (pro mielomonocitic leukemia) and analyzed the oxidation of (3-(4.5-Dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2.5- diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT). Lovastatin and mevastatin are the most potent inductors of cell death independently of the cell type (Ic 50 between 12 and 50 ?M). Differences in the Ic50 are observed depending on the cell line: atorvastatina (38.1 and 48.6 ?M Jurkats, 55.3 ?M Daudi y 100 ?M for the others lines), pravastatin (25 ?M HL-60, 55.6 y 60.7 ?M Jurkats and ? 100 ?M Daudi and U937), simvastatin (25.1 ?M Jurkat D1.1, 50.2 ?M Jurkat E6.1, 45.2 ?M Daudi and 51,3 ?M HL-60, and > 100 ?M U937) and for fluvastatin > 100 ?M in all cases. The decrease in cell viability is reverted completely when the cells were incubated with 10 ?M mevalonate. It is concluded that lovastatin and mevastatin are the most potent inductors of cell death followed by atorvastatin, pravastatin and simvastatin whose effect depends upon the cell type and fluvastatin does not have any important effects on cell viability on the cell lines studied.

  9. Enfermedad de Von Willebrand adquirida en un linfoma linfoplasmocitario/Macroglobulinemia de Waldenström: reporte de caso

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    Isabel, Moro; Carolina, Oliver; Mariana, Stevenazzi; Cecilia, Guillermo; Silvia, Pierri; Jorge, Decaro.

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A doença de Von Willebrand adquirida é pouco freqüente e surge no contexto de doenças auto-imunes, síndromes linfoproliferativos e mieloproliferativos. Descrevemos o caso de uma paciente portadora de linfoma linfoplasmocitario com doença de Waldenström, que apresentava uma síndrome hemorragíp [...] ara e alterações da crase sanguínea da via intrínseca. As gamapatias monoclonais como a macroglobulinemia de Waldenström podem apresentar-se com dosificação variável da IgM que neste caso era 11 g/dl. O quadro clínico pode ser proteiforme afetando vários sistemas, apresentado nesta paciente uma complicação por adsorção tumoral: a doença de Von Willebrand adquirida. Para o tratamento da doença de base foi indicada quimioterapia com talidomida, ciclofosfamida e dexametasona que levou a uma evolução favorável com remissão da síndrome hemorragípara com tendência à normalização da crase e dos valores de glóbulos e plaquetas depois de seis séries de tratamento. Outras medidas terapêuticas orientadas à reversão da coagulopatia como a plasmaferese possuem ação transitória e não estão isentas de risco e são sugeridas quando há hiperviscosidade aguda com risco vital. A avaliação multidisciplinar da paciente favoreceu o diagnóstico e o tratamento. Abstract in spanish La enfermedad de Von Willebrand adquirida es una situación infrecuente que se genera en el contexto de enfermedades autoinmunes, síndromes linfoproliferativos y mieloproliferativos. Se presenta el caso clínico de una paciente portadora de un linfoma linfoplasmocitario con enfermedad de Waldenström, [...] presentándose con un síndrome hemorragíparo y alteraciones de la crasis sanguínea a nivel de la vía intrínseca. Las gammapatías monoclonales como la macroglobulinemia de Waldenström suelen presentarse con dosificaciones de IgM variables, siendo, en el caso que se describe, 11 g/dl. La clínica puede ser muy proteiforme, afectando varios sistemas, presentando en este caso una complicación por adsorción tumoral: la enfermedad de Von Willebrand adquirida. Se indicó tratamiento quimioterápico en base a talidomida, ciclofosfamida y dexametasona para la enfermedad de base, evolucionando favorablemente, remitiendo el síndrome hemorragíparo con tendencia a la normalización de la crasis, de los valores globulares y plaquetarios en forma mantenida luego de seis series de tratamiento. Otras medidas terapéuticas dirigidas a revertir la coagulopatía, como la plasmaféresis, poseen acción transitoria, no estando exentas de riesgo, y se plantean ante hiperviscosidad aguda manifiesta con riesgo vital. La valoración de la paciente en forma interdisciplinaria permitió el mejor acercamiento diagnóstico y terapéutico. Abstract in english Summary Acquired Von Willebrand disease is an unusual situation arising within the context of self-immune diseases, lymphoproliferative and mieloproliferative disorders. The study presents the clinical case of a patient carrier of a lymphoplasmocitary lymphoma with Waldenström's disease which presen [...] ted with a hemorrhagic syndrome and alterations of the blood crasis in the intrinsic way. Monoclonal gammopathies such as Waldenström's macroglobulinemia usually appear with varied IgM dosifications, being it 11 g/dl in the case described. Clinical symptoms may be very proteiform, affecting several systems, and in this case it presented complications resulting from tumor adsorption: acquired Von Willebrand disease. Chemotherapy with thalidomide, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone was indicated for the base disease and there was favourable evolution, the hemorrhagic syndrome remitted and there was a tendency to crasis normalization, the same as globular and platelets values ongoing normalization after six series of treatment. Other therapeutic measures aiming to reverse coagulopathy, such as plasmapheresis, are short-acting, and they are not exempt from risks, and they are considered as options upon obvious acute hyperviscosity with a risk of life. Multidisc

  10. Intravascular ultrasound assessment of remodelling and reference segment plaque burden in type-2 diabetic patients

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    Jensen, Lisette Okkels; Thayssen, Per; Mintz, Gary S; Maeng, Michael; Junker, Anders; Galløe, Anders; Christiansen, Evald Høj; Hoffmann, Søren K.S.; Pedersen, Knud Erik; Hansen, Henrik Steen; Hansen, Knud Noerregaard

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    AIMS: Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assesses arterial remodelling by comparing the lesion external elastic membrane (EEM) with the reference segments; however, reference segments are rarely disease-free. The aim was to assess lesion and reference segment remodelling and plaque burden in patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used pre-intervention IVUS to study 62 de novo lesions in 43 patients with type-2 diabetes mellitus. The lesion site was the image slice with the ...

  11. Disseminated intravascular coagulation or acute coagulopathy of trauma shock early after trauma? A prospective observational study

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    Johansson, Per Ingemar; Sorensen, Anne Marie; Perner, Anders; Welling, Karen-Lise; Wanscher, Michael; Larsen, Claus F; Ostrowski, Sisse R

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    ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: It is debated whether the early trauma induced coagulopathy (TIC) in severely injured patients reflects disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with a fibrinolytic phenotype, acute coagulopathy of trauma shock (ACoTS) or yet other entities. This study investigated the prevalence of overt DIC and ACoTS in trauma patients and characterized these conditions based on their biomarker profiles. METHODS: Observational study at a single Level I Trauma Centre. Inclusion of 80...

  12. Distribution of [35S] taurine in mouse retina after intravitreal and intravascular injection

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    The distribution of [35S] taurine in mouse retinae was studied by autoradiographic techniques after either intravitreal or intravascular injection. The route of injection did not affect the final localization. The major sites of label accumulation were the outer nuclear layer, the inner nuclear layer, and Mueller cell processes adjacent to the vitreal surface. The distribution was consistent with the interpretation that taurine was localized within two cellular compartments of mouse retina, photoreceptor cells and Mueller cells. (author)

  13. Erythrocytes are the major intravascular storage sites of nitrite in human blood

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    Dejam, André; Hunter, Christian J.; Pelletier, Mildred M.; Hsu, Lewis L.; Machado, Roberto F; Shiva, Sruti; Power, Gordon G.; Kelm, Malte; Gladwin, Mark T.; Alan N Schechter

    2005-01-01

    Plasma levels of nitrite ions have been used as an index of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity in vivo. Recent data suggest that nitrite is a potential intravascular repository for nitric oxide (NO), bioactivated by a nitrite reductase activity of deoxyhemoglobin. The precise levels and compartmentalization of nitrite within blood and erythrocytes have not been determined. Nitrite levels in whole blood and erythrocytes were determined using reductive chemiluminescence in conjunction with a ...

  14. Persistent visual loss after retinochoroidal infarction in pregnancy-induced hypertension and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

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    Patel, N.; Riordan-Eva, P.; Chong, V.

    2005-01-01

    A 40-year-old woman had pregnancy-induced hypertension, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), choroidal infarction, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) high-signal abnormalities in the occipital regions. With successful treatment of the hypertension and spontaneous resolution of the DIC, the MRI signal abnormalities resolved, but visual acuity remained decreased because of damage to the retina and choroid. This case demonstrates that pregnancy-induced hypertension, particularly if co...

  15. Intravascular lymphomatosis of the T cell type presenting as interstitial lung disease--a case report.

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    Suh, C. H.; Shin, D H; K.Y. Chung; Kim, S.K.

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    Intravascular lymphomatosis (IL) is a rare and generally fatal disease characterized by proliferation of large lymphoma cells almost exclusively within the lumen of small blood vessels. The skin and central nervous systems are typically affected, but involvement of other organs, such as lung, has been described. Predominant lung involvement without cutaneous and neurologic manifestation is very rare and difficult to diagnose. Originally considered as an endothelial disorder, IL has recently b...

  16. Leiomyosarcoma of intravascular origin - a rare tumor entity: clinical pathological study of twelve cases

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    Steinau Hans U; Stricker Ingo; Goertz Ole; Ring Andrej; Hauser Joerg; Tilkorn Daniel J; Kuhnen Cornelius

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Leiomysarcoma of intravascular origin is an exceedingly rare entity of malignant soft tissue tumors. They are most frequently encountered in the retroperitoneum arising from the inferior vena cava and are scarcely found to arise from vessels of the extremities. These tumors were analysed with particular reference to treatment outcome and prognosis. The aim of this article is to broaden the knowledge of the clinical course of this rare malignancy. Method During 2000 and 200...

  17. Dosimetric evaluation of Ho-166 radioisotope in intravascular brachytherapy to reduce vascular restenosis

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    Motahareh Sufi; Seyed Mahmoud Reza Aghamiri; Shahab Sheybani; Hosseyn Pourbeygi

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    Introduction: Restenosis is a major drawback of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). About 35-40% of patients have vascular restenosis within 6 months after PTCA. Results of pre-clinical and clinical studies have shown that application of ionization radiation brachytherapy at the proper dose level (15-30Gy) to the affected area inside the artery reduces the occurrence of intravascular restenosis to below 10%. The purpose of this study was to estimate the absorbed dose distri...

  18. Thrombophilia and intensity of the intravascular microcoagulation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, atherothrombosis

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    Full Text Available Aim. To study the intensity of the intravascular microcoagulation in patients with atherothrombosis (AT, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD and thrombophilia. Material and methods. 115 patients were enrolled into the study: 37 patients with COPD (22 with thrombophilia and 15 without thrombophilia; 37 patients with AT (23 with thrombophilia and 14 without thrombophilia; 41 patients with COPD+AT (24 with thrombophilia and 17 without thrombophilia. In the control group 53 healthy people (39 with thrombophilia and 14 without thrombophilia were included. Median age was 62 (56.5, 69 years. The intensity of intravascular microcoagulation was measured: platelet factor 4 (PF4 by ELISA, D-dimer by ELISA, XIIa-dependent fibrinolysis (time. Polymerase chain reaction was used for detection of such trombophilia parameters as Leiden mutation, prothrombin gene mutation 20210A, mutation in the gene of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1. Results. The level of PF4 and D-dimer was significantly higher while fibrinolytic activity was lower in COPD (103.5 ME/ml, 70 ng/ml, 650 s, respectively, AT (127.1 ME/ml, 96,9 ng/ml, 850 s, respectively and COPD+AT (136.5 ME/ml, 106.5 ng/ml, 1148 s, respectively groups as compared with the control group (p<0.05. When analyzing the level of intravascular coagulation parameters in patients with thrombophilia and without it, levels of PF4, D-dimer and XIIa-dependent fibrinolysis (time were significantly higher in thrombophilia subgroups among all patients (p<0.05. In patients with thrombophilia levels of these parameters were significantly higher in those with two or more thrombophilia gene polymorphisms than with one (p<0.01. Conclusion. The intensity of intravascular microcoagulation increases in patients with thrombophilia, atherothrombosis and COPD.

  19. Accuracy of electrocardiographic-gated versus nongated volumetric intravascular ultrasound measurements of coronary arterial narrowing

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    Jensen, Lisette Okkels; Thayssen, Per

    2007-01-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allows precise measurements of plaque plus media (P+M) volume and neointimal hyperplasia after coronary artery stenting. Conventional IVUS volumetric analysis is performed mostly without electrocardiographically gated acquisition, and the IVUS images are selected at 1-mm intervals, whereas the electrocardiographically gated approach consists of images in end-diastole. The accuracy in the luminal, P+M, and external elastic membrane (EEM) volumes between 2 pullbacks...

  20. Improvement and Automatic Classification of IVUS-VH (Intravascular Ultrasound – Virtual Histology) Images

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    Taki, Arash

    2010-01-01

    Heart attack and stroke are the major causes of human death and atherosclerotic plaques are the most common effect of cardiovascular disease. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), a diagnostic imaging technique, offers a unique view of the morphology of the arterial plaque displays the morphological and histological properties of a cross-section of the vessel. Limitations of the grayscale IVUS manual plaque assessment have led to the development of quantitative techniques for analysis of ...

  1. Transient Neuronal Injury Followed by Intravascular Injection During an Ultrasound Guided Stellate Ganglion Block

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    Shankar, Hariharan; Simhan, Swetha

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    Ultrasound guidance for pain interventions is becoming increasing recognized as a useful imaging tool. One of the common interventions where it is gaining wider acceptance is during the performance of a stellate ganglion block. The following is a unique report where intravascular and neuronal injury occurred during the performance of an ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block followed by dysphagia. 41 year old male, with a diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome, was referred to our cli...

  2. Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia of the calf in an infant: MR features with histological correlation

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    Juan, Yu-Hsiu; Huang, Guo-Shu; Chiu, Ying-Chun; Chang, Wei-Chou; Hsu, Yi-Chih [Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Taipei (China)

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    Intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), also known as Masson tumour, is a rare nonneoplastic vascular lesion caused by the abnormal proliferation of endothelial cells. IPEH presenting as a soft-tissue mass may simulate a sarcomatous tumour clinically and radiographically. We report an infant with IPEH affecting the right calf. The MRI appearance is described, and the literature is briefly reviewed. Knowledge of the MR characteristics of IPEH may facilitate its diagnosis and obviate an invasive procedure. (orig.)

  3. Neuroendocrine and renal effects of intravascular volume expansion in compensated heart failure

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    Gabrielsen, A; Bie, P; Holstein-Rathlou, N H; Christensen, N J; Warberg, J; Dige-Petersen, H; Frandsen, E; Galatius, S; Pump, B; Sørensen, V B; Kastrup, J; Norsk, P

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    To examine if the neuroendocrine link between volume sensing and renal function is preserved in compensated chronic heart failure [HF, ejection fraction 0.29 +/- 0.03 (mean +/- SE)] we tested the hypothesis that intravascular and central blood volume expansion by 3 h of water immersion (WI) elicits a natriuresis. In HF, WI suppressed ANG II and aldosterone (Aldo) concentrations, increased the release of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP), and elicited a natriuresis (P < 0.05 for all) compared with...

  4. Saccular Aneurysms on Straight and Curved Vessels Are Subject to Different Hemodynamics: Implications of Intravascular Stenting

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    Meng, H.; Wang, Z; Kim, M.; Ecker, R.D.; Hopkins, L.N.

    2006-01-01

    Our aim was to examine hemodynamic implications of intravascular stenting in the canine venous pouch (sidewall or straight-vessel) and rabbit elastase (curved-vessel) aneurysm models. Flow dynamics in stented (Wallstent) and nonstented versions were studied by using computational fluid dynamics simulations and in vitro flow visualization, with a focus on stent placement effects on aneurysmal flow stagnancy and flow impingement. Results show that sidewall and curved aneurysm models have fundam...

  5. Linfoma MALT de parótida, presentación de un caso clínico y revisión del tema / Parotid MALT lymphoma, presentation of a clinical case and review of subject

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    Francisca, Fernández A; Carlos, Espinoza N; Víctor, Mercado M; Humberto, Vallejos A.

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas de las glándulas salivales son una entidad poco frecuente, estimándose una incidencia del 5%. La localización más habitual es la glándula parótida, seguida de la submaxilary la sublingual. La mayoría de los linfomas parotídeos son linfomas no Hodgkin (LNH) y se consideran derivados del [...] tejido linfoide asociado a mucosas (MALT). Infrecuentemente se han reportado estos casos y suelen ser subdiagnosticados por su presentación relativamente benigna, comportándose de forma localizada, de lento crecimiento, con varios años de evolución. Presentamos un caso clínico de linfoma tipo MALT de parótida de acuerdo a las características clínicas, histológicas e inmunohistoquímicas de este tumor. Además una revisión de la literatura de este caso. Abstract in english Lymphomas of the salivary glands are a rare entity, with an estimated incidence of 5%. The most frequent location is parotid gland, followed by the submandibular and sublingual. The majority of parotid lymphomas are non-Hodgkin's lymphoma NHL and are considered derived from mucosa-associated lymphoi [...] d tissue (MALT). Infrequently these cases have been reported and are often underdiagnosed for their presentation is relatively benign, localized behaving, slow growing, with several years of evolution. We report a case of parotid MALT lymphoma according to the clinical, histological and immunohistochemical characteristics of this tumor. In addition, a literature review of this case.

  6. Linfoma suprarrenal primario bilateral: una presentación inusual / Bilateral primary adrenal lymphoma: an unusual presentation

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    Mª. A., Alama Zaragoza; A., Robles Iniesta; I., Roca Adelantado; Mª. A., Sales Maicas; Mª. C., Navarro de León; P., Román Sánchez.

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos un caso de linfoma no Hodgking de localización exclusiva en ambas glándulas suprarrenales, con afectación de la reserva adrenal. Esta inusual neoplasia, se asocia con una evolución rápida y fatal debido a múltiples complicaciones. En nuestro caso una hipercalcemia severa con hipotensión [...] refractarias al tratamiento determinaron el óbito. Otras muchas complicaciones metabólicas que se presentan durante la evolución de esta neoplasia, podrían ser explicadas en el contexto del síndrome de lisis tumoral asociado al uso de elevadas dosis de corticoides ante clínica de insuficiencia adrenal. Pese a su extremada rareza, esta entidad, debería incluirse en el diagnostico diferencial de las masas adrenales, unilaterales o bilaterales, ya que el diagnostico precoz es un factor clave para iniciar un tratamiento adecuado, evitar complicaciones potencialmente letales y tratar de aumentar la supervivencia de estos pacientes. El empleo de técnicas de imagen y de la PAAF dirigida por ecografía o TAC, es actualmente la estrategia diagnóstica más válida aunque en la mayoría de los casos, el diagnostico definitivo se obtiene mediante el estudio necrópsico. Abstract in english A case of primary adrenal bilateral non-Hodgking lymphoma, with depressed adrenal reserve is pressented. This rare neoplasm causes rapid evolution and fatal outcome in most cases. In our patient, letal outcome was associated with severe hypercalcemia and refractary hypotension. Many other complicati [...] ons are due to tumoral lysis syndrome associated with high steroid doses in adrenal insufficiency. This rare entity must be included in the differencial diagnosis of adrenal masses, uni or bilateral, because early diagnostic is important for preventing complications, potentialy lethals and for improving survival. Image thecnics and ultrasound-guided or computed-tomography-guided FNA, are best diagnostic methods, but in many cases, deffinitive diagnostic is obtained by necropsy

  7. Presentación clínica de los linfomas no hodgkinianos Clinical presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Calixto Hernández Cruz

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo en 644 pacientes con diagnóstico de linfoma no hodgkiniano atendidos en el Servicio de Hematología del Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras" con el objetivo de conocer las características clínicas y epidemiológicas de esta enfermedad al debut. La relación masculino femenino fue de 1,02 : 1; el 68,7 % eran de piel blanca; el grupo etáreo más afectado fue el de 55 - 74 años; la toma ganglionar predominó sobre la extraganglionar, con una mayor incidencia en la región cervical; la médula ósea fue la toma extraganglionar más común; la afectación extranodal primaria se presentó en el 15 % de los casos; los síntomas generales se detectaron en el 27,9 % de estos pacientes; la histología agresiva predominó sobre los indolentes y el tipo histológico más observado fue el difuso de células grandes. Al diagnóstico, el 66,1 % se encontraba en estadios avanzados. Se encontró significación estadística al relacionar el grado de agresividad con la presencia de síntomas generales y los estadiosA retrospective study was conducted in 644 patients with diagnosis of non-Kodgkin lymphoma that received attention at the service of Haematology of "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Hospital in order to know the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of this disease on its onset. The males females ratio was 1.02:1. 68.7 % were white and the age group 55-74 was the most affected. The ganglionar taking prevailed over the extraganglionar, with a higher incidence in the cervical region. The bone marrow was the most common extraganglionar taking. The primary extranodal affectation was present in 15 % of the cases. The general symptoms were detected in 27.9 % of these patients. Aggressive histology predominated among the indolents and the most observed histological site was the diffuse of large cells. On diagnosis, 66.1 % were in advanced stages. Statistical significance was found on relating the aggressiveness degree to the presence of general symptoms and stages

  8. Presentación clínica de los linfomas no hodgkinianos / Clinical presentation of non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Calixto, Hernández Cruz; Jorge E, Muñío Perurena; Raúl de Castro, Arenas; José, Carnot Uría; Dayana, Pérez Valiente; Carlos A, Martínez; Wilfredo, Torres Yribar.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio retrospectivo en 644 pacientes con diagnóstico de linfoma no hodgkiniano atendidos en el Servicio de Hematología del Hospital "Hermanos Ameijeiras" con el objetivo de conocer las características clínicas y epidemiológicas de esta enfermedad al debut. La relación masculino femen [...] ino fue de 1,02 : 1; el 68,7 % eran de piel blanca; el grupo etáreo más afectado fue el de 55 - 74 años; la toma ganglionar predominó sobre la extraganglionar, con una mayor incidencia en la región cervical; la médula ósea fue la toma extraganglionar más común; la afectación extranodal primaria se presentó en el 15 % de los casos; los síntomas generales se detectaron en el 27,9 % de estos pacientes; la histología agresiva predominó sobre los indolentes y el tipo histológico más observado fue el difuso de células grandes. Al diagnóstico, el 66,1 % se encontraba en estadios avanzados. Se encontró significación estadística al relacionar el grado de agresividad con la presencia de síntomas generales y los estadios Abstract in english A retrospective study was conducted in 644 patients with diagnosis of non-Kodgkin lymphoma that received attention at the service of Haematology of "Hermanos Ameijeiras" Hospital in order to know the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of this disease on its onset. The males females ratio w [...] as 1.02:1. 68.7 % were white and the age group 55-74 was the most affected. The ganglionar taking prevailed over the extraganglionar, with a higher incidence in the cervical region. The bone marrow was the most common extraganglionar taking. The primary extranodal affectation was present in 15 % of the cases. The general symptoms were detected in 27.9 % of these patients. Aggressive histology predominated among the indolents and the most observed histological site was the diffuse of large cells. On diagnosis, 66.1 % were in advanced stages. Statistical significance was found on relating the aggressiveness degree to the presence of general symptoms and stages

  9. Vibration Characteristics of Piezoelectric Lead Zirconate Titanate by Fluid Flow in Intravascular Oxygenator

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    Kim, Gi?Beum; Hong, Chul?Un; Kwon, Tae?Kyu

    2006-04-01

    In this paper, we describe the enhancement in oxygen transfer rate in hollow-fiber-membrane (HFM) modules using a plumbum piezoelectric lead zirconate titanate (PZT) actuator and a piezoelectric poly vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) sensor. We developed a vibrating intravascular lung assist device (VIVLAD) for patients having chronic respiratory problems and performed experiments on hydrodynamic flow through a bundle of sinusoidal vibrating hollow fibers. These modules were used to provide some insight into how wall vibrations might enhance the performance of an intravascular lung assist device. The experimental design and procedure are then applied to the fabrication of a device used to assess the effectiveness of membrane vibrations. The test section was a cylindrical duct with an inner diameter of 30 mm. The flow rate was controlled by a pump and monitored by a built-in flowmeter. The vibration apparatus was composed of a piezovibrator, a function generator, and a power amplifier. The direction of vibration was radial to the fluid flow. Gas flow rates of up to 6 L/min through 120-cm-long hollow fibers were achieved by exciting the piezovibrator. The time and frequency responses of PVDF sensors were investigated through various frequencies in VIVLAD. In these devices, the flow of blood and the source of oxygen were separated by a semipermeable membrane that allows oxygen and carbon dioxide to diffuse into and out of the fluid, respectively. Results of the experiments have shown that a vibrating intravascular lung assist device performs effectively.

  10. Assessment of the mechanical properties of coronary arteries using intravascular ultrasound: an in vivo study.

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    Williams, M J; Stewart, R A; Low, C J; Wilkins, G T

    1999-08-01

    The pressure-area relation of coronary arteries provides important information about the mechanical properties of these vessels. In human subjects methodological limitations have precluded measurement of instantaneous compliance and coronary stress in vivo. The purpose of this study was to assess a new method for measuring instantaneous values of coronary artery compliance and wall stress utilizing simultaneously acquired pressure and intravascular ultrasound measurements of vessel area. Ten subjects with coronary artery disease had intravascular ultrasound studies of the proximal left anterior descending or circumflex coronary arteries. Coronary luminal area was measured with a 30-MHz (3F or 3.5F) intravascular ultrasound catheter and simultaneous coronary pressure measured with a 2F micromanometer-tipped catheter. Using this technique the nonlinear pressure-area relation and mean circumferential wall stress were determined over the physiological pressure range. Coronary artery compliance at 100 mmHg ranged from 0.010 to 0.052 mm2/mmHg (mean +/- SD, 0.020+/-0.012 mm2/mmHg). Peak systolic circumferential stress ranged from 0.52 to 2.03 x 10(6) dyn/cm2 (1.09+/-0.42 x 10(6) dyn/cm2). This study describes a new method of determining coronary artery mechanical properties over the physiological pressure range. This technique may be useful in further studies of coronary artery mechanics. PMID:10517378

  11. Intravascular thrombolysis therapy for acute peripheral arterial occlusion (a report of 22 cases)

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    Objective: To investigate the efficacy and affecting factors of intravascular thrombolysis therapy for acute peripheral arterial occlusion. Methods: 22 patients with 24 segments of occlusive arteries demonstrated angiographically underwent intravascular thrombolysis with urokinase in dose of 500,000-3,000,000 u (mean 1,270,000u), 2 patients also received percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) treatment. Among them, 17 men and 5 women, aged 31-75 years (43.8 years in average). The episode lasts 2-480 hours (122.5 hours in average) and the length of the target artery measured 3-65 cm (30.5 cm in average). Results: Technical success was obtained in 18 (81.8%) cases out of 22, including complete recanalization in 8(44.4%, 8/18) cases and partial recanalization in 10 (55.5%, 10/18) cases. The diameter of the stenotic artery was widened from 0.2 cm to 0.4 cm and 0.5 cm respectively by PTA in 2 cases of partial recanalization. The symptoms and signs of 18 cases improved remarkably after interventional treatment. No severe side-effect and complications appeared. Conclusions: Intravascular thrombolysis is an essential therapy for acute peripheral arterial occlusion. PTA should be performed in suitable cases

  12. A novel dual-frequency imaging method for intravascular ultrasound applications.

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    Qiu, Weibao; Chen, Yan; Wong, Chi-Man; Liu, Baoqiang; Dai, Jiyan; Zheng, Hairong

    2015-03-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), which is able to delineate internal structures of vessel wall with fine spatial resolution, has greatly enriched the knowledge of coronary atherosclerosis. A novel dual-frequency imaging method is proposed in this paper for intravascular imaging applications. A probe combined two ultrasonic transducer elements with different center frequencies (36 MHz and 78 MHz) is designed and fabricated with PMN-PT single crystal material. It has the ability to balance both imaging depth and resolution, which are important imaging parameters for clinical test. A dual-channel imaging platform is also proposed for real-time imaging, and this platform has been proven to support programmable processing algorithms, flexible imaging control, and raw RF data acquisition for IVUS applications. Testing results show that the -6 dB axial and lateral imaging resolutions of low-frequency ultrasound are 78 and 132 ?m, respectively. In terms of high-frequency ultrasound, axial and lateral resolutions are determined to be as high as 34 and 106 ?m. In vitro intravascular imaging on healthy swine aorta is conducted to demonstrate the performance of the dual-frequency imaging method for IVUS applications. PMID:25454093

  13. Evaluation of CT virtual intravascular endoscopy in fenestrated stent grafts: a preliminary study

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    We aim in this study to investigate the potential value of CT virtual intravascular endoscopy in patients diagnosed with abdominal aortic aneurysms undergoing fenestrated stent grafts. Both pre-and post-fenestration (within 3 months of implantation) multislice CT data were collected in eight patients and used for generation of virtual endoscopy images in our preliminary study. Variable fenestrations were deployed in 25 aortic branches with scallop fenestration implanted in six aortic ostia, large fenestration in four aortic ostia and small fenestration in 15 renal ostia, respectively. Measurements of the aortic ostia diameters both pre- and post-fenestration were successfully performed with virtual intravascular endoscopy visualization, and endovascular stents as well as their relationship to the aortic ostia were clearly demonstrated. Our results showed that there was no significant change of diameter of the aortic ostia following fenestrated stem grafts. Endovascular stents were clearly visualized on virtual endoscopy images, and no apparent deformity or malrotation was observed in this small group. Our preliminary study provides new insights into anatomic configuration/dimension of aortic ostia and endovascular stents, and virtual intravascular endoscopy could be a valuable technique to follow-up patients treated with fenestrated stent grafts. (orig.)

  14. Linfoma primario de células T del páncreas: presentación de un caso clínico / Primary T cell lymphoma of the pancreas: clinical case report

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    Carolina I., Galarreta; Eduardo, Yepez; Cristian, Velez; Giorgio, Aita.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available El Linfoma Primario de Páncreas es una enfermedad rara, representando el 1 % de todos los linfomas de presentación extranodal y el 0,5% de todas las masas pancreáticas. Menos de 150 casos han sido reportados en la literatura en ingles, los cuales son generalmente linfomas de células tipo B. Los linf [...] omas de celulas T, representan aproximadamente el 4% de los linfomas primarios de pancreas y la supervivencia a los 5 años es del 0%. Reportamos el caso de una mujer de 28 años de edad que se presento a la emergencia con una colangitis aguda severa y una historia insidiosa de baja de peso e icteria obstructiva. La tomografía revelo una lesión tumoral heterogénea, difusa en cabeza de páncreas asi como dilatación leve del conducto pancreático, dilatación de vía biliar intra y extra-hepatica, no adenopatías retroperitoneales y sin infiltración hepática ni esplénica. Se realizo una autopsia dirigida y los estudios histopatologicos confirmaron un linfoma no Hodgkin de células T, CD3 + CD20-. Abstract in english Primary pancreatic lymphomas (PPL) are rare tumors, comprising 1% of extra-nodal lymphomas and 0.5% of all pancreatic masses. Fewer than 150 cases have been reported worldwide, which most commonly are large B cell lymphomas. T cell lymphomas comprise 4% of all PPL and present a 5-year survival rate [...] of 0%. We report the case of a 28 year-old peruvian woman who presented with a fatal acute cholangitis and a history of insidious weight loss and obstructive jaundice. The CT scan revaled a diffuse heterogeneus mass in the head of the pancreas along with a mildly dilated pancreatic duct and dilated intra and extra-hepatic bile ducts, no liver, splenic involvement, or retroperitoneal adenopathies were evident. An autopsy was performed and the histopathologic investigation confirmed a T cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, CD3+ CD20-.

  15. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em crianças com imunodeficiência: relato de cinco casos / Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in children with immunodeficiency: report of five cases

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    Maria Christina L. A., Oliveira; Adriana R., Rodrigues; Keyla C., Sampaio; Ana Cecília S. C., Gomes; Marcos B., Viana.

    Full Text Available Neste estudo é relatado o quadro clínico de cinco crianças com linfoma não-Hodgkin secundário a imunodeficiência ou imunossupressão: três portadoras do vírus da imunodeficiência humana, uma com imunodeficiência primária e uma após transplante hepático. De acordo com a classificação atual, os tipos h [...] istológicos foram: linfoma linfoblástico de células B precursoras (2), linfoma cutâneo de grandes células anaplásico (1), linfoma de células B periféricas, sugestivo de Burkitt (1), e linfoma linfoblástico de células T precursoras (1). Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a quimioterapia, sendo que dois estão em remissão clínica, dois morreram e um continua em tratamento. Após a introdução da terapia anti-retroviral combinada e o aumento dos transplantes de órgãos sólidos ocorre maior risco de neoplasia nesses pacientes. Desse modo, é importante o seguimento desses pacientes para determinar os fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento de neoplasias e definir adequada estratégia de tratamento. Abstract in english The outcomes of five children with non-Hodgkin's lymphomas associated with immunodeficiency or immunosuppression is reported: three children with HIV, one with primary immunodeficiency and one after liver transplantation. According to the REAL classification, two patients had precursor B-lymphoblast [...] ic lymphomas, one had an anaplastic large cell lymphoma, one had a peripheral B-cell neoplasm suggestive of Burkitt's lymphoma, and one had precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. All patients received chemotherapy. Two are in complete remission, two died and one remains under treatment. There has been an increasing awareness of the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and lymphoproliferative disorders after active antiretroviral therapy and with the expansion of solid organ transplant programs in the pediatric setting. Thus, for these patients it is important to establish risk factors for hematological disorders and determine the optimal and safest treatment.

  16. Neumonías, reporte de dos casos tratados por homeopatía*

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    Jorge Luis Campistrous Lavaut

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    Full Text Available Las neumonías son entidades que afectan al aparato respiratorio, especialmente al pulmón. Su tratamiento habitual es el uso de antibióticos y en ocasiones en cantidades abusivas. En el presente trabajo se describen dos casos que fueron tratados por homeopatía y en los cuales no fue necesario el uso de los antibióticos. Ambas pacientes habían padecido de bronconeumonía en 3 ocasiones anteriores. A las 2 pacientes se les indicó tratamiento con Phosphoro 6 CH durante 1 mes consecutivo a razón de 5 gotas 3 veces al día, y su respuesta fue favorable al tratamiento, al concluir éste se le dio el medicamento de fondo. Hace 6 meses que padecieron la neumonía y se mantienen asintomáticas.Pneumonias are diseases affecting the respiratory system, specially the lungs. Its habitual treatment consists in the use of antibiotics, which are sometimes excessively used. In this paper we describe 2 cases that are treated by homeopathy with no need of antibiotics. Both patients had suffered from bronchopneumonia 3 times before. They were treated with 5 drops of Phosphorus 6 CH 3 times a day during a month and the response was favorable. On concluding the treatment, they continued taking drugs. These subjects suffered from pneumonia 6 months ago and they are still asymptomatic.

  17. El Tratado De Dilectione Dei de Balduino de Ford

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    Carlos, Hallet.

    Full Text Available Figura relevante de la Orden del Císter, Balduino de Ford es un autor que se distingue por la originalidad de su espiritualidad. Su tratado De dilectione Dei es una meditación sobre el Primer Mandamiento, que nos invita a amar a Dios "con todo el corazón en sus beneficios, con toda el alma en sus pr [...] omesas, con todas las fuerzas en sus juicios y con toda la mente en sus preceptos". Su reflexión, nutrida de la Biblia y expresada en un lenguaje marcado por la retórica latina, insiste en que el amor perfecto exige del creyente amar lo que a Dios le agrada porque a Él le agrada. Termina identificando prácticamente amor con obediencia Abstract in english Famous figure of the cistercian order, Baldwin of Ford is an author who stands out for the originality of his spirituality. His treatise "De dilectione Dei" is a meditation about the First Comandment, which is an invitation to love God "with all the heart in His benefits, with all the soul in His pr [...] omises, with all the forces in His judgements and with all the mind in His precepts". According to his reflection, fed with the Bible and expressed in a language marked by the latin rhetoric, the perfect love requires to love what is pleasing to God because it pleases Him. Baldwin practically identifies love with obedience

  18. Microfiltración coronaria en dientes tratados endodóncicamente (revisión de la literatura)

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    María Valentina, Camejo Suárez.

    Full Text Available La microfiltración coronaria es considerada una causa de fracaso de los tratamientos de conductos radiculares. Es un término que se refiere a la contaminación con saliva de los conductos radiculares. Se han realizado numerosos estudios que demuestran la incapacidad de los materiales de obturación de [...] los conductos radiculares para prevenir la microfiltración coronaria. También se señala en la literatura, la necesidad de la utilización de materiales de obturación provisional de la cámara de acceso para reducir o prevenir dicha microfiltración. Sin embargo, la capacidad de sellado de estos materiales, evaluada en numerosos estudios, han mostrado resultados muy variados, de allí la necesidad de la restauración inmediata de los dientes tratados endodóncicamente. Abstract in english The coronal microleakage is cause of endodontic failure. Contamination of root canal by saliva, referred to as coronal microleakage. Numerous studies have reported that the root filling materials cannot be prevented coronal leakage. Contamination should be prevented by employing adequate of the temp [...] orary materials restaurative, but studies that evaluated the sealing properties of temporary restaurative materials, have shown very variation in the resultate. Once root canal treatment is completed, immediate restoration of the tooth is recommended whenever possible.

  19. Tumor desmóide tratado com tamoxifeno: relato de caso

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    Bruno Juste Werneck, Côrtes; Sinara Mônica de Oliveira, Leite; Marcos Henrique Rocha, Campos; Levindo Alves de, Oliveira.

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available O tumor desmóide (TD) é uma neoplasia benigna, que se origina de estruturas fasciais ou músculo-aponeuróticas, constituída por proliferação fibroblástica. Ocorre em 4 a 13% dos pacientes com polipose adenomatosa familiar (FAP). Apesar de histologicamente benignos, os TD têm comportamento maligno, se [...] ndo localmente invasivos e com elevada recorrência após ressecção. Os autores relatam um caso de tumor desmóide tratado cirurgicamente no Hospital Governador Israel Pinheiro - IPSEMG e fazem revisão da literatura sobre o tratamento. Abstract in english The desmoid tumors are benign tumors arising from fibroaponeurotic tissue. They occur in 4 to 13% patients who present familial adenomatous polyposis. Although a benign disease, desmoid tumors are focally invasive. They do not metastasize but can be lethal because of aggressive growth with pressure [...] and erosion causing small bowel obstruction. Their tendency to recur (65% to 85%) after removal has encouraged a conservative approach to management. The authors report the case of a patient who presented intra-abdominal desmoid tumor, treated surgically in the Hospital Governador Israel Pinheiro - Belo Horizonte (MG) and discuss the therapeutic options in the literature.

  20. Neumonías, reporte de dos casos tratados por homeopatía*

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    Jorge Luis, Campistrous Lavaut; Mayra, Riverón Garrote; Raquel, Pérez Nip.

    1997-06-01

    Full Text Available Las neumonías son entidades que afectan al aparato respiratorio, especialmente al pulmón. Su tratamiento habitual es el uso de antibióticos y en ocasiones en cantidades abusivas. En el presente trabajo se describen dos casos que fueron tratados por homeopatía y en los cuales no fue necesario el uso [...] de los antibióticos. Ambas pacientes habían padecido de bronconeumonía en 3 ocasiones anteriores. A las 2 pacientes se les indicó tratamiento con Phosphoro 6 CH durante 1 mes consecutivo a razón de 5 gotas 3 veces al día, y su respuesta fue favorable al tratamiento, al concluir éste se le dio el medicamento de fondo. Hace 6 meses que padecieron la neumonía y se mantienen asintomáticas. Abstract in english Pneumonias are diseases affecting the respiratory system, specially the lungs. Its habitual treatment consists in the use of antibiotics, which are sometimes excessively used. In this paper we describe 2 cases that are treated by homeopathy with no need of antibiotics. Both patients had suffered fro [...] m bronchopneumonia 3 times before. They were treated with 5 drops of Phosphorus 6 CH 3 times a day during a month and the response was favorable. On concluding the treatment, they continued taking drugs. These subjects suffered from pneumonia 6 months ago and they are still asymptomatic.

  1. Aplicação do índice prognóstico internacional em pacientes com linfoma difuso de grandes células B em uma instituição brasileira The use of the international prognostic index in a Brazilian institution for patients suffering from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

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    Abrahão E Hallack Neto; Juliana Pereira; Pedro Dorlhiac-Llacer; Beatriz Beitler; Dalton A. F Chamone

    2005-01-01

    O linfoma difuso de grandes células B (LDGCB) corresponde a 50% dos casos de linfoma não-Hodgkin (LNH). A partir de 1993, o tratamento destes pacientes passou a ser direcionado pelo Índice Internacional de Prognóstico (IPI) validado em vários estudos. Entretanto a aplicação do IPI ainda não foi avaliada em nossa população e em nossas condições socioeconômicas. Neste estudo avaliamos o impacto do IPI ajustado para a idade (IPIa) na remissão completa (RC), sobrevida global (SG) e sobrevida livr...

  2. Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: parte 2 - linfomas cutâneos de células T e de células NK Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: part 2 - cutaneous T-cell and NK-cell lymphomas

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    José Antonio Sanches Jr; Claudia Zavaloni M. de Moricz; Cyro Festa Neto

    2006-01-01

    Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK constituem um grupo de doenças linfoproliferativas extranodais atualmente classificadas e subdivididas de acordo com o comportamento clínico segundo consenso da Organização Mundial de Saúde e da Organização Européia para Pesquisa e Tratamento do Câncer. Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK de comportamento clínico indolente compreendem a micose fungóide clássica, a micose fungóide foliculotrópica, a reticulose pagetóide, a cútis laxa granulomatosa, o linfo...

  3. Estudio histológico e inmunofenotípico de linfoma canino en el centro de México / Histological and immunophenotypic study of canine lymphoma in the center of Mexico

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    Francisco J., Álvarez Berger; Enrique, Aburto Fernández; Aristi Urista, Gerardo; Gilberto, Chávez Gris.

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available El inmunofenotipo constituye un factor importante en el pronóstico del linfoma canino. Se ha demostrado que perros con linfoma de células B presentan tiempos de sobrevivencia más largos que los perros con linfoma de células T. Los antígenos CD3 y CD79a son los marcadores más utilizados en inmunohist [...] oquímica para la determinación del fenotipo celular T y B, respectivamente, en muestras fijadas en formalina y conservadas en bloques de parafina. En este estudio se describen las características morfológicas e inmunofenotípicas de 31 casos de linfoma en México, de casos del archivo del Departamento de Patología de la Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Para la clasificación histológica se utilizó el sistema del National Cancer Institute-Working Formulation (NCI-WF). Catorce casos (45.16%) correspondieron a células B, 15 (48.39%) a células T, y dos (6.45%) fueron de origen indeterminado. Histopatológicamente, el linfoma difuso de células grandes fue el tipo más común, representó 38.71% de los casos; le siguieron los siguientes linfomas: linfocítico, inmunoblástico y linfoblástico. Los linfomas de grado intermedio a alto representaron 77.42% de los casos. En este estudio se encontró mayor prevalencia de linfoma de células T. Los resultados en este trabajo pudieran indicar una diferencia en la prevalencia en el inmunofenotipo del linfoma canino en México, en relación con otras zonas geográficas. Abstract in english Immunophenotype constitutes an important factor in the prognosis of canine lymphoma. It has been demonstrated that dogs with B-cell lymphomas have a longer life span than those with T-cell lymphomas. CD3 and CD79a antigens are the most common markers used for the immunohistochemical determination of [...] T-cell and B-cell on formalin-fixed paraffin wax-embedded canine lymphoma tissues. This study describes the morphological and immunophenotypic characteristics of 31 cases of lymphoma in Mexico, obtained from file of the Pathology Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The National Cancer Institute-Working Formulation (NCI-WF) classification system was used for the histological classification. Fourteen cases (45.16%) were B cell origin, 15 cases (48.39%) were T-cell origin and 2 cases (6.45%) presented an indeterminate origin. Histopathological diffuse large cell lymphoma (DL) was the most common found (38.71%), followed by lymphocytic (DSL), immunoblastic (IB), intermediate and high-grade lymphomas represented 77.42% of the cases. In this study there was higher prevalence of T-cell lymphoma. The results in this work could indicate prevalent differences in the immunophenotype of the canine lymphoma in Mexico compared with other geographical areas.

  4. Tratamento cirúrgico do linfoma gástrico primário / Surgical treatment of primary gastric lymphoma

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    Jaques, Waisberg; Sansom Henrique, Bromberg; Simone Moraes, Stephani; Maria Isete Fares, Franco; Antônio Cláudio de, Godoy; Fábio Schmidt, Goffi.

    2001-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo deste estudo retrospectivo foi analisar os resultados de 25 doentes com linfoma gástrico primário operados com intenção curativa. MÉTODO: os dados foram obtidos pela revisão dos prontuários e contato com os doentes ou familiares. A doença foi estadiada pelo sistema Ann Arbor mod [...] ificado por Musshoff e Schmidt-Vollmer e a classificação histológica utilizada foi o sistema de Kiel. O esquema de radioterapia utilizado foi o CHOP e a radioterapia aplicada foi de 2000 a 4000 cGy. RESULTADOS: os sintomas e sinais clínicos assemelhavam-se aos da doença péptica ulcerosa ou do carcinoma gástrico Obteve-se o diagnóstico pré-operatório pela biópsia endoscópica em três casos e a exploração cirúrgica foi necessária para o diagnóstico nos restantes. No pré-operatório, sete doentes (30,4%) foram submetidos ao mielograma, que foi normal. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos à ressecção (12 gastrectomias subtotais e 13 gastrectomias totais) com retirada dos linfonodos regionais. Dez doentes (40%) receberam tratamento complementar (quimioterapia e/ou radioterapia). O estadiamento foi significativamente mais avançado nas lesões fundocárdicas e nos mais idosos e a sobrevida média foi de 31,5 meses. CONCLUSÕES: nesta série, as variáveis que influenciaram significativamente os índices de sobrevida foram a idade e o estádio avançados, o tamanho da lesão maior que 6,0cm e a realização do tratamento adjuvante pós-operatório (p Abstract in english BACKGROUND: we analyzed the results from 25 patients with primary gastric lymphoma operated with curative intention. METHODS: Data were obtained retrospective ly and by contacting patients or theirs relatives. The disease was staged using the Ann Arbor system for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as modified [...] by Musshoff and Schmidt-Vollmer, and classified according to Kiel's system. RESULTS: The signs and symptoms were similar to those of peptic ulcer disease or gastric carcinoma. Preoperative diagnosis was obtained by endoscopic biopsy in three cases and by surgical exploration in the remaining. Seven patients (28%) were submitted to myelograms, which were normal in all cases. All patients were submitted to resection (12 subtotal gastrectomies and 13 total gastrectomies) with removal of regional lymph nodes. Ten of them (40%) received complementary treatment (chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy). The staging was significantly more advanced in fundocardiac lesions and in more elderly patients, and the average survival was 31.5 months. CONCLUSIONS: in this series, the variables that influenced significantly survival rate were age, advanced stage, size of the lesion higher than 6,0 cm, and adjuvant postoperative treatment (p

  5. Concomitant thyroid Malt lymphoma and papillary thyroid carcinoma / Concomitância de linfoma MALT de tireoide e carcinoma papilífero de tireoide

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    Giulianno Molina de, Melo; Danilo Anunciatto, Sguilar; Cyntia Moniz Figueira, Petiti; André Gustavo Gumz, Eichstaedt; Rogério Ramos, Caiado; Ricardo Antenor de Souza e, Souza.

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever um raro linfoma MALT primário de tireoide concomitante com carcinoma papilífero em paciente masculino submetido à tireoidectomia total. O tratamento e o seguimento são discutidos no texto. Paciente masculino com rápido aumento da tireoide sem linfonodomegalias [...] com exames normais. A tireoidectomia total foi indicada e realizada sem complicações. O anatomopatológico mostrou carcinoma papilífero multicêntrico concomitante com linfoma MALT e tireoidite de Hashimoto. A imuno-histoquímica foi positiva para CD 20, CD 43, CD 79, AE1/AE3. O estadiamento clínico não demonstrou evidência de metástases de ambos, Ann Harbor estádio IE, sem sintomas B. Realizado RIT sem radioterapia ou quimioterapia. Atualmente se encontra com tireoglobulina indetectável, sem recidivas ao seguimento de dois anos. Concluiu-se que o linfoma MALT primário de tireoide é raro e o carcinoma papilífero é o mais frequente com boa evolução. A concomitância de ambos é muito rara e o tratamento deve priorizar a neoplasia que apresenta o pior prognóstico no momento da descoberta. Abstract in english The objective of this study was to describe the rare thyroid MALT lymphoma concomitant with papillary thyroid carcinoma in a male patient who was submitted to total thyroidectomy. Treatment and follow-up issues are addressed. Male patient complains of fast thyroid enlargement without lymphadenophaty [...] and normal clinical exams. Total thyroidectomy was indicated and performed without any complications. The pathology showed multicentric papillary thyroid carcinoma, concomitant thyroid MALT lymphoma and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The immunohistochemistry assay was positive for CD 20, CD 43, CD 79, AE1/AE3. The staging studies showed no evidence of both metastasis, Ann Harbor stage IE, without B symptoms. After RIT no further radiotherapy or chemotherapy was indicated. Nowadays the thyroglobulin is undetectable, without recurrences at two years of follow-up. It was concluded that primary thyroid MALT lymphoma is uncommon being the papillary thyroid carcinoma more frequent. Both occurring concomitantly is very rare and the treatment has to prioritize the tumor of worst prognosis at the discovery moment.

  6. Concomitant thyroid Malt lymphoma and papillary thyroid carcinoma Concomitância de linfoma MALT de tireoide e carcinoma papilífero de tireoide

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    Giulianno Molina de Melo

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to describe the rare thyroid MALT lymphoma concomitant with papillary thyroid carcinoma in a male patient who was submitted to total thyroidectomy. Treatment and follow-up issues are addressed. Male patient complains of fast thyroid enlargement without lymphadenophaty and normal clinical exams. Total thyroidectomy was indicated and performed without any complications. The pathology showed multicentric papillary thyroid carcinoma, concomitant thyroid MALT lymphoma and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. The immunohistochemistry assay was positive for CD 20, CD 43, CD 79, AE1/AE3. The staging studies showed no evidence of both metastasis, Ann Harbor stage IE, without B symptoms. After RIT no further radiotherapy or chemotherapy was indicated. Nowadays the thyroglobulin is undetectable, without recurrences at two years of follow-up. It was concluded that primary thyroid MALT lymphoma is uncommon being the papillary thyroid carcinoma more frequent. Both occurring concomitantly is very rare and the treatment has to prioritize the tumor of worst prognosis at the discovery moment.O objetivo deste trabalho foi descrever um raro linfoma MALT primário de tireoide concomitante com carcinoma papilífero em paciente masculino submetido à tireoidectomia total. O tratamento e o seguimento são discutidos no texto. Paciente masculino com rápido aumento da tireoide sem linfonodomegalias com exames normais. A tireoidectomia total foi indicada e realizada sem complicações. O anatomopatológico mostrou carcinoma papilífero multicêntrico concomitante com linfoma MALT e tireoidite de Hashimoto. A imuno-histoquímica foi positiva para CD 20, CD 43, CD 79, AE1/AE3. O estadiamento clínico não demonstrou evidência de metástases de ambos, Ann Harbor estádio IE, sem sintomas B. Realizado RIT sem radioterapia ou quimioterapia. Atualmente se encontra com tireoglobulina indetectável, sem recidivas ao seguimento de dois anos. Concluiu-se que o linfoma MALT primário de tireoide é raro e o carcinoma papilífero é o mais frequente com boa evolução. A concomitância de ambos é muito rara e o tratamento deve priorizar a neoplasia que apresenta o pior prognóstico no momento da descoberta.

  7. Linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central en un paciente inmunocompetente / Primary central nervous system lymphoma in an immunocompetent patient

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    José, Málaga-Zenteno; Jersson Alonso, Mamani-Quispe; Mariela, Fuentes Fuentes; José Alonso, Suclla-Velásquez; Julio, Meza Aragón.

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC) constituye el 2% de los linfomas extranodales y entre 0,3% y 1,5% de todas las neoplasias intracraneales en pacientes inmunocompetentes, siendo más frecuente a partir de los 60 años. Reportamos el caso de un paciente varón de 76 años, sin ante [...] cedentes médicos de importancia, que inició su enfermedad con inestabilidad en la marcha, dificultad para mover el hemicuerpo izquierdo, a predominio braquial, cefalea holocraneal y mareos. Ingresó a emergencia despierto, parcialmente desorientado, Glasgow 14 y ptosis palpebral derecha; además, hemiparesia e hipoestesia izquierda, a predominio crural. Por tomografía computarizada cerebral se evidenció imagen captadora de contraste en región frontoparietal derecha, intra y extra craneal, edema cerebral y desplazamiento de la línea media. Se realizó craneotomía y biopsia del tumor, diagnosticándose linfoma difuso de células grandes B del sistema nervioso central. Fue VIH negativo. Se descartó otro tumor primario y metástasis. Recibió esquema CHOD/BVAM y radioterapia. Evolucionó favorablemente. Según resonancia magnética cerebral postratamiento, desapareció el tumor. Abstract in english Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) constitutes 2% of extranodal lymphomas and 0,3%-1,5% of all intracranial neoplasms in immunocompetent patients, being more frequent after the sixth decade of life. We report a case of a 76 year-old man with no antecedents who started his disease with m [...] arch instability, difficulty to move left side of his body with brachial predominance, holocraneal headache and dizziness. He arrived at emergency with Glasgow 14 and right eyelid ptosis. He had left sided hemiparesis and hypoesthesia with crural predominance and occasional disorientation. Brain computed tomography (CT) showed a contrast-enhanced image in the right frontoparietal region with both extra- and intra-cranial components, cerebral edema and middle line deviation. Craniotomy and biopsy of the tumor resulted in diffuse large B cell lymphoma of the central nervous system. The patient was HIV negative. Other primary tumor and metastasis were discarded. He was treated with ‘CHOD/BVAM’ regimen and radiotherapy. He evolved favorably. No tumor was found in the post treatment brain MRI.

  8. El Tratado Antártico, vehículo de paz en un campo minado

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    M. Cristina, Prieto Larrain.

    Full Text Available El 99% de la superficie de la Antártica, esto es 14 millones de Km², está cubierta por hielos de unos 2 Km de profundidad. Además de ser el continente más frío, la Antártica es también el más seco, ventoso y alto del mundo, con una elevación media de 2.500 Mt. Tales características físicas explican [...] la ausencia de población humana indígena en el área, así como lo tardío de su exploración y explotación por parte de estados europeos y americanos entre otros. Sólo a partir del siglo XVIII comienzan las expediciones al territorio antártico, con finalidades que van desde la investigación científica, pasando por la pesca de ballenas, hasta intentos de anexión territorial por parte de alguna nación. Conforme avanza el siglo XX, continúa la penetración del continente y los reclamos de soberanía sobre distintas áreas de la zona. Esto dio pie a disputas y choques entre estados. Durante la II Guerra Mundial amenazaba con transformarse en un nuevo escenario de enfrentamiento bélico entre las fuerzas enemigas. A lo largo de la Guerra Fría, se ve con temor que la Antártica podría ser tomada como centro de pruebas de armamento convencional y nuclear. A fin de evitar estos males y regularizar la explotación y exploración del continente, nació el Sistema del Tratado Antártico o STA. El régimen fue creado en 1958-1959 y pretendió detener las demandas de soberanía territorial además de salvaguardar el área de cualquier amenaza nuclear y militar. Aunque las partes signatarias tienen un evidente interés de futura anexión territorial, y el STA no ha logrado dar solución al problema de la soberanía sobre el continente, al menos ha congelado una peligrosa fuente de discordia e inestabilidad regional y mundial. Especialmente interesantes son los casos de Chile, Argentina y el Reino Unido, cuyas demandas territoriales sobrepuestas constituyen un buen ejemplo del choque de los títulos de soberanía esgrimidos por diversas naciones, con frecuencia basados en diferentes sistemas jurídicos. Finalmente, el establecimiento del Tratado Antártico ha dado tiempo a la evolución del derecho internacional, con la esperanza de que futuras regulaciones territoriales puedan traer una solución no violenta respecto a la posesión del continente. Abstract in english The history of human activity in Antarctic is largely explained by its remoteness and its unique physical characteristics. 99% of its surface, i.e. 14 million Km², is covered by ice with an average depth of 2 km, constituting over 90% of the globe's ice. Besides being the coldest continent, it is al [...] so the driest, the windiest and the highest, with an average elevation of 2,500 m. The harshness of its environment explains the lack of indigenous human population of the area and the late dates of its recognition. As the legal, political and economic interest in the region took shape, different countries started to assert their right to territorial sovereignty over various parts of the continent. The strong emphasis on sovereignty, particularly in the context of overlapping claims by various nations, resulted in clashes -verbal and physical - which threatened the peaceful relations in Antarctic. Within this context the Antarctic Treaty and its supporting agreements and arrangements -collectively, the Antarctic Treaty System or ATS- emerged. The regime was created in 1958-1959 aiming to halt the potentially explosive nature of the sovereignty claims and trying to safeguard the area from any nuclear and military threat. In regards to the claims, those put forward by Chile, Argentina and the United Kingdom, are a good example of overlapping territorial demands based on diverse legal systems. Although the ATS has been a remarkable agreement, it has also has several problems. In fact, the management of the sovereignty issue has been both its principle problem and its most brilliant achievement. ATS has simultaneously frozen a very difficult issue and given time to the evolution of international law, with the hope that the future

  9. El Tratado Antártico, vehículo de paz en un campo minado

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    M. Cristina Prieto Larrain

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El 99% de la superficie de la Antártica, esto es 14 millones de Km², está cubierta por hielos de unos 2 Km de profundidad. Además de ser el continente más frío, la Antártica es también el más seco, ventoso y alto del mundo, con una elevación media de 2.500 Mt. Tales características físicas explican la ausencia de población humana indígena en el área, así como lo tardío de su exploración y explotación por parte de estados europeos y americanos entre otros. Sólo a partir del siglo XVIII comienzan las expediciones al territorio antártico, con finalidades que van desde la investigación científica, pasando por la pesca de ballenas, hasta intentos de anexión territorial por parte de alguna nación. Conforme avanza el siglo XX, continúa la penetración del continente y los reclamos de soberanía sobre distintas áreas de la zona. Esto dio pie a disputas y choques entre estados. Durante la II Guerra Mundial amenazaba con transformarse en un nuevo escenario de enfrentamiento bélico entre las fuerzas enemigas. A lo largo de la Guerra Fría, se ve con temor que la Antártica podría ser tomada como centro de pruebas de armamento convencional y nuclear. A fin de evitar estos males y regularizar la explotación y exploración del continente, nació el Sistema del Tratado Antártico o STA. El régimen fue creado en 1958-1959 y pretendió detener las demandas de soberanía territorial además de salvaguardar el área de cualquier amenaza nuclear y militar. Aunque las partes signatarias tienen un evidente interés de futura anexión territorial, y el STA no ha logrado dar solución al problema de la soberanía sobre el continente, al menos ha congelado una peligrosa fuente de discordia e inestabilidad regional y mundial. Especialmente interesantes son los casos de Chile, Argentina y el Reino Unido, cuyas demandas territoriales sobrepuestas constituyen un buen ejemplo del choque de los títulos de soberanía esgrimidos por diversas naciones, con frecuencia basados en diferentes sistemas jurídicos. Finalmente, el establecimiento del Tratado Antártico ha dado tiempo a la evolución del derecho internacional, con la esperanza de que futuras regulaciones territoriales puedan traer una solución no violenta respecto a la posesión del continente.The history of human activity in Antarctic is largely explained by its remoteness and its unique physical characteristics. 99% of its surface, i.e. 14 million Km², is covered by ice with an average depth of 2 km, constituting over 90% of the globe's ice. Besides being the coldest continent, it is also the driest, the windiest and the highest, with an average elevation of 2,500 m. The harshness of its environment explains the lack of indigenous human population of the area and the late dates of its recognition. As the legal, political and economic interest in the region took shape, different countries started to assert their right to territorial sovereignty over various parts of the continent. The strong emphasis on sovereignty, particularly in the context of overlapping claims by various nations, resulted in clashes -verbal and physical - which threatened the peaceful relations in Antarctic. Within this context the Antarctic Treaty and its supporting agreements and arrangements -collectively, the Antarctic Treaty System or ATS- emerged. The regime was created in 1958-1959 aiming to halt the potentially explosive nature of the sovereignty claims and trying to safeguard the area from any nuclear and military threat. In regards to the claims, those put forward by Chile, Argentina and the United Kingdom, are a good example of overlapping territorial demands based on diverse legal systems. Although the ATS has been a remarkable agreement, it has also has several problems. In fact, the management of the sovereignty issue has been both its principle problem and its most brilliant achievement. ATS has simultaneously frozen a very difficult issue and given time to the evolution of international law, with the hope that the future might bring a non-violent solutio

  10. Diferencias en la supervivencia después de un episodio de ictus tratado con fibrinólisis. Estudio Ebrictus

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    Conclusiones: Después de un episodio de ictus tratado con fibrinólisis los hombres tienen un 12% más de riesgo de morir que las mujeres, y la ausencia de prevención cardiovascular secundaria aumenta 7,7 veces el riesgo de mortalidad.

  11. Leishmaniosis laríngea recidivante: un caso inusual en un paciente inmunocompetente tratado con corticoides / Recidivant laryngeal leishmaniosis: an unusual case in an immunocompetent patient treated with corticosteroids

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    R., Casero; L., Laconte; L., Fraenza; N., Iglesias; C., Quinteros Greco; ML., Villablanca.

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    Full Text Available La leishmaniosis es una parasitosis de evolución crónica; en Argentina, sus agentes etiológicos principales pertenecen al complejo Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis, habitualmente asociado a lesiones cutáneas y mucocutáneas. Informamos en este trabajo un caso de leishmaniosis laríngea en un hombre d [...] e 29 años procedente de Jujuy, quien a raíz de múltiples subdiagnósticos portaba esta parasitosis desde hacía 20 años. En el año 2008 este paciente consulta por disfonía crónica y trastornos en las vías aéreas superiores, refiere que fue sometido a terapias con tuberculostáticos, antifúngicos y corticoides desde 2002. Diferentes biopsias y fibroscopías revelaron los siguientes diagnósticos: laringitis granulomatosa inespecífica, laringitis compatible con tuberculosis, laringitis compatible con histoplasmosis, linfoma Natural Killer extraganglionar a células pequeñas. Finalmente, estudios realizados en nuestro hospital demostraron la presencia de una laringe granulomatosa en toda su extensión, amastigotes intra y extracelulares de Leishmania spp., ausencia de formas compatibles con Micobacterias e Histoplasma, y laringitis crónica vinculable a Leishmania spp. El paciente realizó tratamiento con antimoniato de N-metil-glucamina y demostró una muy buena evolución clínica tras ser examinado 2 meses después. Si bien la leishmaniosis laríngea como lesión única no es la presentación prevalente de esta zoonosis, su estudio amerita especial atención en pacientes tratados con corticoides, pues esto evitará un diagnóstico tardío y las mayores consecuencias asociadas a la morbimortalidad propia de esta parasitosis. Abstract in english Leishmaniosis is a chronic parasitic disease, which in Argentina is mainly caused by protozoa belonging to the Leishmania (Viannia) braziliensis complex, leading to cutaneous and mucosal pathologies. We report a rare case of laryngeal leishmaniosis in a 29 year-old man from Jujuy province, Argentina [...] , who had been misdiagnosed with other pathologies, carrying this infectious disease for about 20 years. During 2008, the patient was admitted with complaints of progressive hoarseness of the voice and dyspnea. He also reported having received tuberculostatics, antifungal and corticosteroids treatments since 2002. Different biopsies and direct laryngoscopic exams revealed inespecific granulomatous larynx, TBC-related laryngitis, laryngitis related to Histoplasma infection, extra-nodal Natural Killer-cell lymphoma. Finally, the patient was evaluated at the University Hospital and the final diagnosis was: granulomatous larynx, intra and extra-cytoplasmic Leishmania spp amastigotes, negative for TBC and Histoplasma cultures, and chronic laryngitis related to Leishmania infection, according to the laryngeal endoscopy, microbiological and histopathological exams, respectively. The patient received pentavalent antimonial treatment and his condition improved after 2 months of follow-up. Primary laryngeal leishmaniosis is rare and this localization does not belong to the most prevalent mucosal leishmaniosis. However, this parasitic disease warrants special concern, especially in patients who received prolonged corticosteroid treatments, in order to avoid a misdiagnosis of this disease.

  12. Leishmaniosis laríngea recidivante: un caso inusual en un paciente inmunocompetente tratado con corticoides Recidivant laryngeal leishmaniosis: an unusual case in an immunocompetent patient treated with corticosteroids

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    R. Casero

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available La leishmaniosis es una parasitosis de evolución crónica; en Argentina, sus agentes etiológicos principales pertenecen al complejo Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis, habitualmente asociado a lesiones cutáneas y mucocutáneas. Informamos en este trabajo un caso de leishmaniosis laríngea en un hombre de 29 años procedente de Jujuy, quien a raíz de múltiples subdiagnósticos portaba esta parasitosis desde hacía 20 años. En el año 2008 este paciente consulta por disfonía crónica y trastornos en las vías aéreas superiores, refiere que fue sometido a terapias con tuberculostáticos, antifúngicos y corticoides desde 2002. Diferentes biopsias y fibroscopías revelaron los siguientes diagnósticos: laringitis granulomatosa inespecífica, laringitis compatible con tuberculosis, laringitis compatible con histoplasmosis, linfoma Natural Killer extraganglionar a células pequeñas. Finalmente, estudios realizados en nuestro hospital demostraron la presencia de una laringe granulomatosa en toda su extensión, amastigotes intra y extracelulares de Leishmania spp., ausencia de formas compatibles con Micobacterias e Histoplasma, y laringitis crónica vinculable a Leishmania spp. El paciente realizó tratamiento con antimoniato de N-metil-glucamina y demostró una muy buena evolución clínica tras ser examinado 2 meses después. Si bien la leishmaniosis laríngea como lesión única no es la presentación prevalente de esta zoonosis, su estudio amerita especial atención en pacientes tratados con corticoides, pues esto evitará un diagnóstico tardío y las mayores consecuencias asociadas a la morbimortalidad propia de esta parasitosis.Leishmaniosis is a chronic parasitic disease, which in Argentina is mainly caused by protozoa belonging to the Leishmania (Viannia braziliensis complex, leading to cutaneous and mucosal pathologies. We report a rare case of laryngeal leishmaniosis in a 29 year-old man from Jujuy province, Argentina, who had been misdiagnosed with other pathologies, carrying this infectious disease for about 20 years. During 2008, the patient was admitted with complaints of progressive hoarseness of the voice and dyspnea. He also reported having received tuberculostatics, antifungal and corticosteroids treatments since 2002. Different biopsies and direct laryngoscopic exams revealed inespecific granulomatous larynx, TBC-related laryngitis, laryngitis related to Histoplasma infection, extra-nodal Natural Killer-cell lymphoma. Finally, the patient was evaluated at the University Hospital and the final diagnosis was: granulomatous larynx, intra and extra-cytoplasmic Leishmania spp amastigotes, negative for TBC and Histoplasma cultures, and chronic laryngitis related to Leishmania infection, according to the laryngeal endoscopy, microbiological and histopathological exams, respectively. The patient received pentavalent antimonial treatment and his condition improved after 2 months of follow-up. Primary laryngeal leishmaniosis is rare and this localization does not belong to the most prevalent mucosal leishmaniosis. However, this parasitic disease warrants special concern, especially in patients who received prolonged corticosteroid treatments, in order to avoid a misdiagnosis of this disease.

  13. Intravascular leiomyosarcoma of the brachiocephalic region – report of an unusual tumour localisation: case report and review of the literature

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intravascular leiomyosarcoma is a rare tumour entity originating from venous vessel structures and most frequently affecting the inferior vena cava. Case presentation A 69-year old patient presented with a biopsy proven leiomyosarcoma of the right supraclavicular region. Tumour resection and histological assessment verified the intravascular tumour origin arising from the internal jugular vein and extending into the surrounding soft tissue. Conclusion In the presence of a biopsy proven diagnosis of leiomyosarcoma the rare condition of an intravascular tumour origin has to be considered even without signs of venous stases. This may result in an altered surgical strategy. Microthrombembolism and pulmonary metastases may complicate the course of the disease.

  14. Management of subarachnoid hemorrhage classified grade V. Possibility of intravascular treatment

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    Uzura, Masahiko; Oshima, Kousuke; Morishima, Hiroyuki; Uchida, Kazuyoshi; Watanabe, Hiroyuki; Nakamura, Homare; Tanaka, Katsuyuki; Sekino, Hiroaki; Akashi, Katsuya [St. Marianna Univ., Kawasaki, Kanagawa (Japan). School of Medicine

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    Management outcomes in poor-grade patients (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Committee on a Universal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Grading Scale Grade V) with ruptured cerebral aneurysms have historically been unsatisfactory. In the present study, we examined the possibility of intravascular treatment for ruptured aneurysm detected by 3-Dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) in poor-grade SAH patients. From April 1997 to July 2000, 3D-CTA was performed on 54 of 73 patients admitted with Grade V subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Excluding 3 patients who underwent emergency surgery for ruptured aneurysms and intracerebral hematomas, CT findings from the remaining 51 patients were analyzed. The study included 23 men and 28 women, ranging in age from 28 to 91 with an average age of 63.6. The patients' initial scores on the Glasgow Coma Scale upon admission were 3 in 36 patients (including 19 patients who had undergone cardio-pulmonary arrest), 4 in 11 patients, 5 in 2 patients, and 6 in 2 patients. Ruptured aneurysms responsible for SAH were clearly delineated in 41 aneurysms from 39 patients, with 32 aneurysms in the anterior circulation and 9 in the posterior circulation. Patients with Glasgow Coma Scale of 4 or higher whose score did not progressively decrease for 12 hours after symptom onset were considered for intravascular treatment. In our study, 4 of 39 patients (10.3%) met these criteria. Glasgow Outcome Scale results were good recovery in 1 case, moderate disability in 1 case, severe disability in 1 case, and death in the remaining 48 cases. These results suggest that the management course for poor-grade (WFNS Grade V) SAH patients who retain brain stem reflexes contain the following: identification of aneurysms by 3D-CTA, maintenance of adequate sedation and external drainage to treat acute hydrocephalus, continued minimum 12-hour observation, monitoring levels of consciousness where possible, and consideration of aggressive therapy including intravascular treatment. (author)

  15. Intravascular ultrasonic-photoacoustic (IVUP) endoscope with 2.2-mm diameter catheter for medical imaging.

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    Bui, Nhat Quang; Hlaing, Kyu Kyu; Nguyen, Van Phuc; Nguyen, Trung Hau; Oh, Yun-Ok; Fan, Xiao Feng; Lee, Yong Wook; Nam, Seung Yun; Kang, Hyun Wook; Oh, Junghwan

    2015-10-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging is extremely important for detection and characterization of high-risk atherosclerotic plaques as well as gastrointestinal diseases. Recently, intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging has been used to differentiate the composition of biological tissues with high optical contrast and ultrasonic resolution. The combination of these imaging techniques could provide morphological information and molecular screening to characterize abnormal tissues, which would help physicians to ensure vital therapeutic value and prognostic significance for patients before commencing therapy. In this study, integration of a high-frequency IVUS imaging catheter (45MHz, single-element, unfocused, 0.7mm in diameter) with a multi-mode optical fiber (0.6mm in core diameter, 0.22 NA), an integrated intravascular ultrasonic-photoacoustic (IVUP) imaging catheter, was developed to provide spatial and functional information on light distribution in a turbid sample. Simultaneously, IVUS imaging was co-registered to IVPA imaging to construct 3D volumetric sample images. In a phantom study, a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) tissue-mimicking arterial vessel phantom with indocyanine green (ICG) and methylene blue (MB) inclusion was used to demonstrate the feasibility of mapping the biological dyes, which are used in cardiovascular and cancer diagnostics. For the ex vivo study, an excised sample of pig intestine with ICG was utilized to target the biomarkers present in the gastrointestinal tumors or the atherosclerotic plaques with the proposed hybrid technique. The results indicated that IVUP endoscope with the 2.2-mm diameter catheter could be a useful tool for medical imaging. PMID:26258625

  16. Dose effects of guide wires for catheter-based intravascular brachytherapy

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    Purpose: Guide wires with high torquability and steerability are commonly used to navigate through a tortuous and/or branching arterial tree in a catheter-based intravascular brachytherapy procedure. The dosimetric effects due to the presence of metallic guide wires have not been addressed. This work investigates these dose effects for the three most commonly used ? and ? sources (90Sr, 32P, and 192Ir). Methods and Materials: The EGS4 Monte Carlo codes were used to calculate the dose distributions for the 90Sr(NOVOSTE), 32P (Guidant), and 192Ir (BEST Ind.) with and without a guide wire in place. Energy spectra for particles exiting the sources were calculated from the full phase-space data obtained from the Monte Carlo simulations of the source constructions. Guide wires of various thicknesses and compositions were studied. Results: The dose perturbations due to the presence of guide wires were found to be far more significant for the 90Sr/90Y and 32P beta sources than those for the 192Ir gamma source. Because of the attenuation by the guide wires, a dose reduction of up to 60% behind a guide wire was observed for the beta sources, whereas the dose perturbation was found to be negligible for the ? source. For a ? source, the dose perturbations depend on the thickness and the material of the guide wire. When the region behind a guide wire is part of an intravascular brachytherapy target, the presence of the guide wire results in a significant underdosing for ? sources. The underdosed region can extend a few mm behind the guide wire and up to 1 mm in other directions. Conclusion: Significant dose perturbations by the presence of a metallic guide wire have been found in catheter-based intravascular brachytherapy using ? sources. The dose effects should be considered in the dose prescription and/or in analyzing the treatment outcome for ? sources. Such precautions are not necessary if using a gamma source

  17. Management of subarachnoid hemorrhage classified grade V. Possibility of intravascular treatment

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    Management outcomes in poor-grade patients (World Federation of Neurological Surgeons Committee on a Universal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Grading Scale Grade V) with ruptured cerebral aneurysms have historically been unsatisfactory. In the present study, we examined the possibility of intravascular treatment for ruptured aneurysm detected by 3-Dimensional CT angiography (3D-CTA) in poor-grade SAH patients. From April 1997 to July 2000, 3D-CTA was performed on 54 of 73 patients admitted with Grade V subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Excluding 3 patients who underwent emergency surgery for ruptured aneurysms and intracerebral hematomas, CT findings from the remaining 51 patients were analyzed. The study included 23 men and 28 women, ranging in age from 28 to 91 with an average age of 63.6. The patients' initial scores on the Glasgow Coma Scale upon admission were 3 in 36 patients (including 19 patients who had undergone cardio-pulmonary arrest), 4 in 11 patients, 5 in 2 patients, and 6 in 2 patients. Ruptured aneurysms responsible for SAH were clearly delineated in 41 aneurysms from 39 patients, with 32 aneurysms in the anterior circulation and 9 in the posterior circulation. Patients with Glasgow Coma Scale of 4 or higher whose score did not progressively decrease for 12 hours after symptom onset were considered for intravascular treatment. In our study, 4 of 39 patients (10.3%) met these criteria. Glasgow Outcome Scale results were good recovery in 1 case, moderate disability in 1 case, severe disability in 1 case, and death in the remaining 48 cases. These results suggest that the management course for poor-grade (WFNS Grade V) SAH patients who retain brain stem reflexes contain the following: identification of aneurysms by 3D-CTA, maintenance of adequate sedation and external drainage to treat acute hydrocephalus, continued minimum 12-hour observation, monitoring levels of consciousness where possible, and consideration of aggressive therapy including intravascular treatment. (author)

  18. Ischemia monitoring in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery using intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy

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    Zerkowski Hans-Reinhard

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background In off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, manipulations on the beating heart can lead to transient interruptions of myocardial oxygen supply, which can generate an accumulation of oxygen-dependent metabolites in coronary venous blood. The objective of this study was to evaluate the reliability of intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy as a monitoring method to detect possible ischemic events in off-pump coronary artery bypass procedures. Methods In 15 elective patients undergoing off-pump myocardial revascularization, intravascular near-infrared spectroscopic analysis of coronary venous blood was performed. NIR signals were transferred through a fiberoptic catheter for signal emission and collection. For data analysis and processing, a miniature spectrophotometer with multivariate statistical package was used. Signal acquisition and analysis were performed before and after revascularization. Spectroscopic data were compared with hemodynamic parameters, electrocardiogram, transesophageal echocardiography and laboratory findings. Results A conversion to extracorporeal circulation was not necessary. The mean number of grafts per patient was 3.1 ± 0.6. An intraoperative myocardial ischemia was not evident, as indicated by electrocardiogram and transesophageal echocardiography. Continuous spectroscopic analysis showed reproducible absorption spectra of coronary sinus blood. Due to uneventful intraoperative courses, clear ischemia-related changes could be detected in none of the patients. Conclusion Our initial results show that intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy can reliably be used for an online intraoperative ischemia monitoring in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. However, the method has to be further evaluated and standardized to determine the role of spectroscopy in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

  19. Dermatomiosite juvenil e linfoma de Hodgkin: uma rara associação Juvenile dermatomyositis and Hodgkin disease: a rare association

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    André Cavalcanti

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available A dermatomiosite (DM em adultos está freqüentemente associada com câncer. Já na faixa etária pediátrica, a dermatomiosite juvenil (DMJ é predominantemente idiopática, e sua associação com neoplasia é rara e com base apenas em relatos de casos. Embora rara, a presença de neoplasia em pacientes com DMJ deve ser sempre suspeitada quando houver manifestações clínicas atípicas e alterações laboratoriais incomuns. A seguir, descrevemos e discutimos um caso de DMJ e linfoma de Hodgkin em uma adolescente.Dermatomyositis (DM in adults is frequently associated with cancer. In contrast, during childhood juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM is predominantly idiopathic and its association with neoplasia is rare and based only in case reports. Although rare, the presence of neoplasia in JDM patients must always be suspected in face of atypical clinical manifestations and uncommon laboratorial findings. We describe and discuss a case of JDM and Hodgkin disease in an adolescent.

  20. Dermatomiosite juvenil e linfoma de Hodgkin: uma rara associação / Juvenile dermatomyositis and Hodgkin disease: a rare association

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    André, Cavalcanti; Maria Teresa R. A., Terreri; Adriana M. E., Sallum; Suely K. N., Marie; Flávio, Luisi; Maria Odete E., Hilário.

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    Full Text Available A dermatomiosite (DM) em adultos está freqüentemente associada com câncer. Já na faixa etária pediátrica, a dermatomiosite juvenil (DMJ) é predominantemente idiopática, e sua associação com neoplasia é rara e com base apenas em relatos de casos. Embora rara, a presença de neoplasia em pacientes com [...] DMJ deve ser sempre suspeitada quando houver manifestações clínicas atípicas e alterações laboratoriais incomuns. A seguir, descrevemos e discutimos um caso de DMJ e linfoma de Hodgkin em uma adolescente. Abstract in english Dermatomyositis (DM) in adults is frequently associated with cancer. In contrast, during childhood juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is predominantly idiopathic and its association with neoplasia is rare and based only in case reports. Although rare, the presence of neoplasia in JDM patients must alway [...] s be suspected in face of atypical clinical manifestations and uncommon laboratorial findings. We describe and discuss a case of JDM and Hodgkin disease in an adolescent.

  1. Linfoma no Hodgkin de presentación ósea: Reporte de un caso / Bone non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report

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    Germán, Málaga; Estela, Mogrovejo; Enma, Marín; Jaime, Cáceres.

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Se describe el caso de un varón de 15 años con cuadro clínico caracterizado por dolor y aumento de volumen de la rodilla derecha, fiebre, diaforesis, cefalea, ganglios palpables y pérdida de peso. En la radiografía y RMN de rodilla se encontró acentuada alteración de la epífisis y metáfisis proximal [...] de la tibia y de la metáfisis distal del fémur. La biopsia e inmunohistoquímica fueron compatibles con linfoma no-Hodgkin difuso de células grandes B. Abstract in english We report a 15-year-old male patient who presented with pain and edema on the right knee, fever, diaphoresis, headache, palpable lymph nodes and weight loss. Marked alteration of the epiphysis and proximal metaphysis of the tibia, and of the distal metaphysis of the femur were observed in the plain [...] x-ray and MRI images. Biopsy and immunohistochemistry findings were compatible with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

  2. Síndrome Nefrótico y Linfoma de Hodgkin: Reporte de dos casos / Nephrotic syndrome and Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report

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    Luciola, Vásquez; Reyner, Loza; Eduardo, Chaparro; Katiuska, Noriega; Nancy, Mayo.

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    Full Text Available Se presentan dos pacientes con síndrome nefrótico sensibles a corticoides y lesiones compatibles con Linfoma de Hodgkin. En uno se encontró una masa mediastinal en la evolución y en el otro un nódulo pulmonar. En ambos casos la biopsia mostró, a la microscopia óptica, hallazgos compatibles con linfo [...] ma de Hodgkin Luego de la quimioterapia presentaron remisión de la enfermedad renal.(Rev Med Hered 2011;22:182-185). Abstract in english We report two patients with Corticosensitive nephrotic syndrome and Hodgkin Lymphoma. In one case was found a mediastinal mass during its evolution and in the other, a lung nodule. In both cases, biopsy was performed and the results were consistent with Hodgkin Lymphoma. After chemotherapy had remis [...] sion of renal disease.(Rev Med Hered 2011;22:182-185).

  3. Linfoma Burkitt del seno esfenoidal en pediatría: Reporte de caso / Burkitt Lymphoma of the Sphenoid Sinus in Children: Case Report

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    Jorge, Docampo; Carolina, Mariluis; Gustavo, Civitarese; Carlos, Castillo; Carlos, Morales; Claudio, Bruno.

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    Full Text Available Se reporta un caso de linfoma Burkitt del seno esfenoidal en un paciente de sexo masculino, de 3 años de edad, de raza caucásica. Presentaba un cuadro clínico de 10 días de evolución con deterioro del sensorio, vómitos y amaurosis bilateral y, por tomografía computada y resonancia magnética, se iden [...] tificó una masa que comprometía el seno esfenoidal. Se arribó al diagnóstico por anatomía patológica e inmunomarcación. Abstract in english We report a case of Burkitt lymphoma of the sphenoid sinus in a 3 year-old caucasian male patient. He presented a clinical condition of 10 days of improvement with a sensory deterioration, vomiting and bilateral amaurosis. A mass which compromised the sphenoid sinus was identified by computed tomogr [...] aphy and magnetic resonance imaging. The diagnosis could be reached by pathology and immunohistochemical studies.

  4. Rash, disseminated intravascular coagulation and legionella: Episode 10 and a rewind into the past

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    Prashanth M. Thalanayar

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    Full Text Available Legionella pneumophila is the most common cause of legionellosis and is one of the organisms causing atypical pneumonia. We report the presentation of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC and skin rash in a single case of severe Legionella pneumonia. The unique clinical presentation of a diffuse rash diagnosed as purpura fulminans and the unpredictable variations encountered during the diagnostic work-up of the case make this write-up crucial. This article synthesizes all reported cases of L. pneumonia associated with cutaneous manifestations as well as cases presenting with DIC. Furthermore, this manuscript illustrates the correlation between cutaneous and coagulopathic manifestations, and morbidity and mortality from L. pneumonia.

  5. Primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma - case report / Linfoma cutâneo primário de grandes células anaplásicas - relato de caso

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    Luciana Silveira Rabello de, Oliveira; Madeleyne Palhano, Nobrega; Maira Gomes, Monteiro; Wagner Leite de, Almeida.

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    Full Text Available Linfoma cutâneo primário de grandes células T anaplásicas faz parte do espectro de processos linfoproliferativos cutâneos CD30+ e caracteriza-se por nódulos únicos ou multifocais, ulcerados, autorregressivos e recidivantes. Pode haver disseminação extracutânea, principalmente para linfonodos regiona [...] is. O histológico mostra infiltrado difuso, não-epidermotrópico, grandes células linfóides anaplásicas de imunohistoquímica CD30+, CD4+, EMA-/+, ALK-, CD15- e TIA1-/+. O prognóstico é bom e independe da invasão ganglionar. Radioterapia, retirada da lesão e/ou metotrexato em baixas doses são os tratamentos de escolha. Este estudo relata o caso de uma mulher, 57 anos, com Linfoma cutâneo primário de grandes células T com lesões multifocais e que, após 7 anos, evoluiu com acometimento pulmonar. Apresentou boa resposta ao tratamento com metotrexato em baixas doses semanais. Abstract in english Primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma is part of the spectrum of CD30+ lymphoproliferative cutaneous processes, characterized by single or multifocal nodules that ulcerate, are autoregressive and recurrent. Extracutaneous dissemination may occur, especially to regional lymph nodes. Histol [...] ogy shows a diffuse, non-epidermotropic infiltrate , anaplastic large lymphoid cells of immunohistochemistry CD30+, CD4+, EMA-/+, ALK-, CD15- and TIA1-/+. Prognosis is good and does not depend on lymphatic invasion. Radiotherapy, removal of the lesion and/or low-dose methotrexate are the treatments of choice. The present study reports the case of a 57-year-old-woman presenting Primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma with multifocal lesions. The pacient evolved with pulmonary involvement 7 years later. She showed a good response to the treatment with low-dose methotrexate prescribed weekly.

  6. Advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma: results in 216 patients treated with ABVD in Brazil Linfoma de Hodgkin em estádio avançado: resultados do tratamento em 216 pacientes tratados com ABVD no Brasil

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    Luciana Britto; Irene Biasoli; Denize Azambuja; Adriana Scheliga; Andrea Soares; Munya Gandour; Tatiana Hofmeister; Thiago Vieites; Cristiane Milito; Wolmar Pulcheri; José Carlos de Morais; Nelson Spector

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    The outcome of Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) has markedly improved over the last few decades, placing HL among the human cancers with highest cure rates. However, data about treatment outcomes in developing countries are scarce. From 1996 to 2005, 370 consecutive patients with HL treated in three public institutions in Rio de Janeiro were identified. A total of 216 patients who presented with advanced stage (IIB-IV) HL were selected for the present analysis. Patients with advanced disease were trea...

  7. Avaliação de índices dopplerfluxométricos da veia cava inferior e do ducto venoso em fetos submetidos à transfusão intravascular / Inferior vena cava and ductus venosus doppler ultrasound index evaluation of fetuses undergoing intravascular transfusion

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    Ana Paula Brum Miranda, Lopes; Cézar de Alencar de Lima, Rezende; Antônio Carlos Vieira, Cabral; Henrique Vitor, Leite.

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar os efeitos da transfusão intravascular nos índices dopplerfluxométricos do ducto venoso e da veia cava inferior (SV/CA) e relacionar essas alterações com o nível de hemoglobina pré-transfusão intravascular. MÉTODOS: trata-se de estudo transversal prospectivo. Foram realizadas 62 tr [...] ansfusões intravasculares em 27 fetos de gestações complicadas por isoimunização materno-fetal. Os 62 casos foram divididos em dois grupos: (A) fetos com níveis de hemoglobina pré-transfusão £10 g/dL, (B) fetos com níveis de hemoglobina pré-transfusão >10 g/dL. Os índices SV/CA e CA/SV foram medidos usando Doppler colorido 6 horas antes e 12 horas após a transfusão. Compararam-se os valores dos índices antes e após as transfusões em todos os 62 casos, e após a transfusão em cada grupo. O teste de Wilcoxon foi usado para comparação. Os resultados foram considerados estatisticamente significativos quando p£10 g/dL não foi observada diferença significativa nos valores de ambos os índices SV/CA e CA/SV, com p=0,061 e p=0,345, respectivamente. Após a transfusão intravascular houve aumento significativo do índice CA/SV em fetos com níveis de hemoglobina pré-transfusão >10 g/dL (p=0,049), mas o índice SV/CA não se alterou nesse grupo (p=0,086). CONCLUSÕES: o estudo por dopplervelocimetria venosa pode ser útil para a compreensão dos ajustes hemodinâmicos fetais após a transfusão intravascular. O aumento no índice SV/CA sem alteração no índice CA/SV após a transfusão em fetos anêmicos pode ser mecanismo compensatório importante em resposta ao aumento do volume intravascular. O aumento do índice CA/SV em fetos com hemoglobina pré-transfusão Abstract in english PURPOSE: to evaluate the effect of intravascular transfusion on ductus venosus and inferior vena cava Doppler ultrasound indexes (SV/CA) and to relate it to hemoglobin levels before transfusion. METHODS: this is a transversal prospective study. A total of 62 intravascular transfusions were performed [...] in 27 fetuses from pregnancies with red blood cell isoimmunization. The 62 cases were divided into two groups: (1) fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion £10 g/dL and (2) fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion >10 g/dL. The SV/CA and CA/SV indexes were measured using color Doppler ultrasound 6 h before and 12 h after intravascular transfusion. The index values before and after transfusion in all 62 cases were compared. Thereafter we compared these indexes before and after transfusion regarding each group. The Wilcoxon test was used and the results were considered statiscally significant when p£10 g/dL (p=0.061 and p=0.345, respectively). There was a significant increase in the CA/SV index after transfusion in fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion >10 g/dL (p=0.049), but the SV/CA index did not change in this group (p=0.086). CONCLUSION: venous Doppler study may be useful to understand fetal hemodynamic adjustment after intravascular transfusion. An increase in SV/CA without change in CA/SV after transfusion in anemic fetuses may be an important compensatory mechanism to increase intravascular volume. The increase in CA/SV index in fetuses with hemoglobin levels before transfusion

  8. Linfoma folicular primario duodenal: Informe de un caso y revisión de la literatura / Primary follicular lymphoma of the duodenum: Case report and literature review

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    Juan Carlos, Hiromi López T; María del Pilar, Casasbuenas D; Jinneth, Acosta F; Orlando, Ricaurte G.

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    Full Text Available Mujer de 80 años con síntomas dispépticos a quien se le realizó endoscopia de vías digestivas altas que mostró lesiones polipoides confluentes en la segunda porción del duodeno, cuyo estudio histológico indicó un linfoma no Hodgkin B folicular primario, neoplasia duodenal infrecuente de bajo grado, [...] la cual debe diferenciarse de hiperplasia linfoide folicular reactiva y de otros linfomas Abstract in english Patient was an 80 year old woman with dyspepsia. An upper endoscopy showed confluent polypoid lesions in the second portion of the duodenum. A histological study showed a follicular B-cell lymphoma. This is a rare low grade neoplasm of duodenum which must be differentiated from follicular reactive h [...] yperplasia and other lymphomas

  9. Linfoma folicular primario duodenal: Informe de un caso y revisión de la literatura Primary follicular lymphoma of the duodenum: Case report and literature review

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    Full Text Available Mujer de 80 años con síntomas dispépticos a quien se le realizó endoscopia de vías digestivas altas que mostró lesiones polipoides confluentes en la segunda porción del duodeno, cuyo estudio histológico indicó un linfoma no Hodgkin B folicular primario, neoplasia duodenal infrecuente de bajo grado, la cual debe diferenciarse de hiperplasia linfoide folicular reactiva y de otros linfomasPatient was an 80 year old woman with dyspepsia. An upper endoscopy showed confluent polypoid lesions in the second portion of the duodenum. A histological study showed a follicular B-cell lymphoma. This is a rare low grade neoplasm of duodenum which must be differentiated from follicular reactive hyperplasia and other lymphomas

  10. Linfoma ósseo primário simultâneo a osteocondroma simulando degeneração sarcomatosa: relato de caso / Primary bone lymphoma simultaneous to osteochondroma simulating sarcomatous degeneration: case report

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    Laura de Moraes, Gomes; Felipe Augusto Rozales, Lopes; Décio Valente, Renck.

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    Full Text Available Não há evidências relatadas na literatura de associação entre linfoma ósseo primário e osteocondroma ou da coexistência deles em uma mesma região óssea. Este relato de caso descreve um caso raro de linfoma ósseo primário ocorrendo juntamente com um osteocondroma no terço proximal de tíbia. Os sinais [...] de imagem na ressonância magnética neste caso simulam uma degeneração sarcomatosa do osteocondroma. Abstract in english In the literature, there is no evidence of relationship between primary bone lymphoma and osteochondroma or of coexistence of both of them in a single bone. The present report describes an uncommon case of primary bone lymphoma occurring simultaneously with osteochondroma in the proximal third of th [...] e tibia. In the present case, magnetic resonance imaging signs simulated the presence of sarcomatous degeneration.

  11. Soft-tissue masses as presentation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in AIDS patients / Massas de tecidos moles como apresentacao do linfoma nao-Hodgkin em pacientes com AIDS

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    Marcelo, Corti; Maria Florencia, Villafane; Alicia, Bistmans; Ana, Campitelli; Marina, Narbaitz.

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    Full Text Available Os linfomas Não-Hodgkin primários de tecidos moles são muito raros e responsáveis por somente 0,1% dos casos. Geralmente, os linfomas Não-Hodgkin de tecidos moles se apresentam como massas subcutâneas sem evidência de comprometimento dos nódulos ou da pele. Descrevemos aqui quatro casos de linfomas [...] Não-Hodgkin primário de tecidos moles em pacientes infectados pelo vírus da imunodeficiência humana. O local mais comum de comprometimento foi a parede torácica em todos os pacientes; os exames histopatológico e imunofenotípico do esfregaço da biópsia revelaram dois casos de linfoma plasmablástico, um linfoma de Burkitt e um linfoma difuso de grandes células B. O linfoma Não-Hodgkin deve ser incluído no diagnóstico diferencial de massas de tecidos moles nos pacientes soropositivos para vírus da imunodeficiência humana. Abstract in english Primary soft tissue Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are very rare and account only for 0.1 % of the cases. Generally, Non-Hodgkin lymphomas of the soft tissue present as large subcutaneous masses without evidence of nodal or skin involvement. We describe four cases of primary Non-Hodgkin lymphomas of the soft [...] tissue in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. The most common site of involvement was the chest wall in all the patients; histopathological and immunophenotypic examination of the biopsy smears revealed two cases of plasmablastic lymphomas, one Burkitt and one diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas should be included in the differential diagnosis of soft tissue masses in human immunodeficiency virus - seropositive patients.

  12. Tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin após falha do transplante autólogo Treatment of Hodgkin's lymphoma after failure of autologous stem cell transplant

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    Fernanda M. Santos; Pracchia, Luís F; Camila G. C. Linardi; Valeria Buccheri

    2008-01-01

    O linfoma de Hodgkin (LH) é uma neoplasia do tecido linfóide de excelente prognóstico, porém, aproximadamente 15% dos pacientes em estádios precoces e 35% dos em estádios avançados progridem após o tratamento inicial. O transplante autólogo de medula óssea ou de células-tronco periféricas (ATMO) é o tratamento de escolha nesses casos. Nosso estudo tem como objetivo avaliar o tipo de tratamento utilizado, a taxa de resposta e a sobrevida de pacientes recidivados ou refratários ao ATMO. De 38 p...

  13. Significado prognóstico dos graus histológicos do linfoma de Hodgkin do tipo esclerose nodular Prognostic significance of histopathological grading of nodular sclerosing Hodgkin’s lymphoma

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    Luís Fernando Pracchia; Valeria Buccheri; Yara Menezes; Siqueira, Sheila A. C.; Nair Sumie Mori; Dalton de Alencar Fisher Chamone

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    INTRODUÇÃO: A esclerose nodular (EN), do tipo histológico freqüente do linfoma de Hodgkin (LH), apresenta grande variabilidade em sua composição celular. Na década de 80, pesquisadores do British National Lymphoma Investigation (BNLI) propuseram uma subclassificação histológica do LH EN. Eles identificaram dois graus histológicos - o LH EN grau I (LH EN I) e o LH EN grau II (LH EN II) - e demonstraram que os portadores de LH EN II apresentavam menor sobrevida em comparação aos portadores de L...

  14. Avaliação neurológica de pacientes adultos com linfoma não-Hodgkin: estudo prospectivo Neurologic evaluation of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in adult patients: a prospective study

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    SYLVIA REGINA MIELLI; JOSÉ ANTONIO LIVRAMENTO

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    Estudo prospectivo incluindo 67 pacientes adultos com linfoma não-Hodgkin, considerados segundo o "Working Formulation". A população foi estudada como um todo, quer apresentasse ou não anticorpos anti-HIV no soro. Todos os pacientes foram submetidos a avaliação neurológica e o exame do líquido cefalorraqueano (LCR) foi realizado em 63 deles. Os achados neurológicos e do exame do LCR foram correlacionados. Mostraram-se significativas as associações: dor tóraco-lombar localizada e alterações do...

  15. Células dendríticas foliculares: imunofenotipagem no linfoma de Hodgkin clássico esclerose nodular Dendritic follicular cells: immunophenotyping in classic Hodgkin’s lymphoma nodular sclerosis

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    Julieta M. M. F. Almeida; Maria H. Pitombeira; Sílvia M.M. Magalhães; Francisco D. Rocha Filho; Francisco V. A. Ferreira; Rosa M. S. Mota

    2006-01-01

    O linfoma de Hodgkin clássico esclerose nodular (LHCEN), de origem linfóide da célula B do centro germinativo (CG), apresenta agregados de células dendríticas foliculares (CDF), célula Hodgkin/Reed Sternberg e variantes, células B formando complexos relacionados ao CG, sugerindo uma associação entre esclerose nodular e formação do centro germinativo. O objetivo desse estudo foi avaliar a célula dendrítica folicular, por imunofenotipagem com o anticorpo fascina, em biópsia de linfonodo perifér...

  16. Insuficiência renal aguda como manifestação inicial de linfoma de Burkitt renal Acute renal failure as first clinical presentation of Burkitt’s renal lymphoma

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    José Gastão Rocha de Carvalho; Jean Rodrigo Tafarel; Wilson Beleski de Carvalho; Ana Paula de Azambuja; Elicéia Soraia Zenaro; Rodrigo Bendlin

    2006-01-01

    Relatamos o caso de um jovem de 14 anos que procurou atendimento médico por edema e hipertensão, sendo insuficiência renal aguda secundária a linfoma de Burkitt renal diagnosticada após avaliação laboratorial, de imagem e biópsia de massa tumoral renal.This case report is from a 14-year-old boy who had edema and hypertension due to a primary renal Burkitt's lymphoma, diagnosed through laboratory and image evaluation and kidney tumor biopsy.

  17. Desprendimiento seroso macular bilateral como forma de presentación de linfoma B difuso de célula grande Diffuse large B cell lymphoma presenting with a bilateral serous macular detachment

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    Caso clínico: Un varón de 42 años fue atendido por pérdida visual bilateral subaguda. Como antecedentes presentaba una hepatitis C crónica activa y un síndrome de Evans. Mediante funduscopia se observaron múltiples focos de desprendimiento neurosensorial y de EPR en ambas polos posteriores. A los pocos días empeoró su estado general (fiebre alta y múltiples adenopatías). La biopsia de las adenopatías laterocervicales objetivó un linfoma B difuso de células grandes. Se le trató con quimioterap...

  18. Insuficiência renal aguda como manifestação inicial de linfoma de Burkitt renal / Acute renal failure as first clinical presentation of Burkitt’s renal lymphoma

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    José Gastão Rocha de, Carvalho; Jean Rodrigo, Tafarel; Wilson Beleski de, Carvalho; Ana Paula de, Azambuja; Elicéia Soraia, Zenaro; Rodrigo, Bendlin.

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de um jovem de 14 anos que procurou atendimento médico por edema e hipertensão, sendo insuficiência renal aguda secundária a linfoma de Burkitt renal diagnosticada após avaliação laboratorial, de imagem e biópsia de massa tumoral renal. [...] Abstract in english This case report is from a 14-year-old boy who had edema and hypertension due to a primary renal Burkitt's lymphoma, diagnosed through laboratory and image evaluation and kidney tumor biopsy. [...

  19. Insuficiência renal aguda como manifestação inicial de linfoma de Burkitt renal Acute renal failure as first clinical presentation of Burkitt’s renal lymphoma

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    José Gastão Rocha de Carvalho

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    Full Text Available Relatamos o caso de um jovem de 14 anos que procurou atendimento médico por edema e hipertensão, sendo insuficiência renal aguda secundária a linfoma de Burkitt renal diagnosticada após avaliação laboratorial, de imagem e biópsia de massa tumoral renal.This case report is from a 14-year-old boy who had edema and hypertension due to a primary renal Burkitt's lymphoma, diagnosed through laboratory and image evaluation and kidney tumor biopsy.

  20. Platelet collagen receptors, signaling and antagonism: emerging approaches for the prevention of intravascular thrombosis.

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    Surin, William Rasican; Barthwal, Manoj Kumar; Dikshit, Madhu

    2008-01-01

    Collagen, one of the major proteins of sub-endothelial vasculature get exposed following endothelium denudement, is a potent stimulator of platelet adhesion and aggregation. Adhesion of platelets following endothelial injury is the primary event usually associated with uncontrolled platelet activation culminating into intravascular thrombosis, thus needs to be intervened to prevent the pathology related to various peripheral, myocardial and cerebral ischemic episodes. Recent advances in the understanding of collagen mediated platelet adhesion and aggregation have led to the identification of two prominent receptors, glycoprotein Ia/IIa (GPIa/IIa or integrin alpha(2)beta(1)) and glycoprotein VI (GPVI) and associated intracellular signaling, which are undoubtedly the new emerging targets for the development of more effective antithrombotic drugs. The optimism for collagen antagonism is based on results obtained so far by the use of monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, peptide inhibitors, knockouts models and collagen-mimetics in various in vitro test systems and animal models. These findings have revealed that collagen receptor inhibition is an attractive and secure strategy for the new drug development to prevent intravascular thrombosis. PMID:18045662

  1. Intravascular large cell lymphoma: Clinicopathological and immunohistochemical description of a case

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    Doži? Branko

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available A 51-year-old female patient was admitted to the Neurological clinic because of motor seizures with myoclonus of the right hand and right side of the face. The results of initial brain CT scan, chest X rays, EEG ultrasonography of the great blood vessels and laboratory tests made in another hospital were unremarkable. Because of repeated partial seizures transient aphasic disturbances, urinary sphincter disturbances and periodic low-grade fever the patient was transferred to our hospital four months after the disease onset. Laboratory tests and NMR suggested a nonspecific disseminated viral encephalitis. After administration of Endoxan she was ambulatory for several weeks and then became increasingly exhausted confused, febrile, dyspneic, tachypneic and developed a shock status with hepatorenal insufficiency. She died after 7 months of disease duration. Postmortem examination revealed intravascular collections of large atypical lymphoid cells of B cell line. Blood vessels changed in this way were common in the brain and rare in other organs including skin, lungs, heart, liver spleen and digestive system. They were not found in the lymph nodes and bone marrow. A biopsy was not done because of absence of symptomatic and swollen tissues. However, correlation of clinical feature and postmortem findings shows that absence of clinical manifestations in an organ does not mean lack of microscopic pathological changes and biopsy should be done regardless of absence of clinical signs. This case shows that intravascular lymphoma may mimic vasculitis or disseminated nonspecific viral encephalitis.

  2. Elimination of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Candida albicans Biofilm in Intravascular Catheters

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    Freshta Akbari

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Intravascular catheters are among the most commonly inserted medical devices and they are known to cause a large number of catheter related bloodstream infections (BSIs. Biofilms are associated with many chronic infections due to the aggregation of microorganisms. One of these organisms is the fungus Candida albicans. It has shown to be one of the leading causes of catheter-related BSIs. The presence of biofilm on intravascular catheters provide increased tolerance against antimicrobial treatments, thus alternative treatment strategies are sought. Traditionally, many strategies, such as application of combined antimicrobials, addition of antifungals, and removal of catheters, have been practiced, but they were not successful in eradicating BSIs. Since these fungal infections can result in significant morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare cost, other promising preventive strategies, including antimicrobial lock therapy, chelating agents, alcohol, and biofilm disruptors, have been applied. In this review, current success and failure of these new approaches, and a comparison with the previous strategies are discussed in order to understand which preventative treatment is the most effective in controlling the catheter-related BSIs.

  3. Leiomyosarcoma of intravascular origin - a rare tumor entity: clinical pathological study of twelve cases

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    Steinau Hans U

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Leiomysarcoma of intravascular origin is an exceedingly rare entity of malignant soft tissue tumors. They are most frequently encountered in the retroperitoneum arising from the inferior vena cava and are scarcely found to arise from vessels of the extremities. These tumors were analysed with particular reference to treatment outcome and prognosis. The aim of this article is to broaden the knowledge of the clinical course of this rare malignancy. Method During 2000 and 2009 twelve patients were identified with an intravascular origin of a leiomyosarcoma. Details regarding the clinical course, follow-up and outcome were assessed with focus on patient survival, tumor relapse and metastases and treatment outcome. 3 year survival probability was calculated using Kaplan-Meier method. Results Vascular leiomyosarcomas accounted for 0.7% of all malignant soft tissue tumors treated at our soft tissue sarcoma reference center. The mean follow up period was 38 months. Tumor relapse was encountered in six patients. 6 patients developed metastatic disease. The three year survival was 57%. Conclusion Vascular leiomysarcoma is a rare but aggressive tumor entity with a high rate of local recurrence and metastasis.

  4. “ STUDY OF COAGULATION PROFILE IN CLINICALLY DIAGNOSED CASES OF ACUTE DISSEMINATED INTRAVASCULAR COAGULATION USING ISTH CRITERIA

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    Full Text Available Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC is a pathological activation of coagulation (blood clotting mechanisms that happens in response to a variety of diseases. It involves the generation of intravascular fibrin (small blood c lots and the consumption of pro - coagulants and platelets. It results in the disruption of normal coagulation mechanism and abnormal bleeding occurs from the skin, the gastrointestinal tract, the respiratory tract and surgical wounds. It was the prospecti ve study of 60 patients of acute DIC, in which coagulation profile were studied from December 2010 to October 2012 . 40 controls were studied. Control group include healthy voluntary blood donors. The coagulation profile was studied and DIC scoring was p erformed using the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis [ISTH] criteria. Among the coagulation profile, the sensitivity and specificity of the parameters to diagnose and to assess the severity of DIC, in the decreasing order of frequency wer e of platelet count, D - dimer, PT and APTT. Fibrinogen level was not depleted below the significant level (<1 gm/l in majority cases of DIC. According to the ISTH criteria, DIC scores among cases was ? 5.

  5. Elimination of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Candida albicans Biofilm in Intravascular Catheters.

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    Akbari, Freshta; Kjellerup, Birthe Veno

    2015-01-01

    Intravascular catheters are among the most commonly inserted medical devices and they are known to cause a large number of catheter related bloodstream infections (BSIs). Biofilms are associated with many chronic infections due to the aggregation of microorganisms. One of these organisms is the fungus Candida albicans. It has shown to be one of the leading causes of catheter-related BSIs. The presence of biofilm on intravascular catheters provide increased tolerance against antimicrobial treatments, thus alternative treatment strategies are sought. Traditionally, many strategies, such as application of combined antimicrobials, addition of antifungals, and removal of catheters, have been practiced, but they were not successful in eradicating BSIs. Since these fungal infections can result in significant morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare cost, other promising preventive strategies, including antimicrobial lock therapy, chelating agents, alcohol, and biofilm disruptors, have been applied. In this review, current success and failure of these new approaches, and a comparison with the previous strategies are discussed in order to understand which preventative treatment is the most effective in controlling the catheter-related BSIs. PMID:26131615

  6. Design factors of intravascular dual frequency transducers for super-harmonic contrast imaging and acoustic angiography

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    Ma, Jianguo; Martin, K. Heath; Li, Yang; Dayton, Paul A.; Shung, K. Kirk; Zhou, Qifa; Jiang, Xiaoning

    2015-05-01

    Imaging of coronary vasa vasorum may lead to assessment of the vulnerable plaque development in diagnosis of atherosclerosis diseases. Dual frequency transducers capable of detection of microbubble super-harmonics have shown promise as a new contrast-enhanced intravascular ultrasound (CE-IVUS) platform with the capability of vasa vasorum imaging. Contrast-to-tissue ratio (CTR) in CE-IVUS imaging can be closely associated with low frequency transmitter performance. In this paper, transducer designs encompassing different transducer layouts, transmitting frequencies, and transducer materials are compared for optimization of imaging performance. In the layout selection, the stacked configuration showed superior super-harmonic imaging compared with the interleaved configuration. In the transmitter frequency selection, a decrease in frequency from 6.5?MHz to 5?MHz resulted in an increase of CTR from 15?dB to 22?dB when receiving frequency was kept constant at 30?MHz. In the material selection, the dual frequency transducer with the lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) 1-3 composite transmitter yielded higher axial resolution compared to single crystal transmitters (70??m compared to 150??m pulse length). These comparisons provide guidelines for the design of intravascular acoustic angiography transducers.

  7. Transient Neuronal Injury Followed by Intravascular Injection During an Ultrasound Guided Stellate Ganglion Block

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    Shankar, Hariharan; Simhan, Swetha

    2013-01-01

    Ultrasound guidance for pain interventions is becoming increasing recognized as a useful imaging tool. One of the common interventions where it is gaining wider acceptance is during the performance of a stellate ganglion block. The following is a unique report where intravascular and neuronal injury occurred during the performance of an ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block followed by dysphagia. 41 year old male, with a diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome, was referred to our clinic for further management. He underwent a diagnostic ultrasound guided stellate ganglion block after having tried conservative therapies. The stellate ganglion block provided him with complete pain relief for over five weeks. During a subsequent therapeutic stellate ganglion block, performed by an experienced pain medicine fellow with more than 50 ultrasound guided proceduresclinician, the patient developed a transient injury to the brachial plexus upon needle entry. Subsequent redirection and injection of an ml of injectate resulted in an intravascular injection producing tinnitus. After the tinnitus decreased, he underwent another stellate block using an out of plane approach without any further complications. Two days later, he reported chest and throat discomfort which resolved over the next few days possibly due to a retropharyngeal hematoma. He declined further interventions and was subsequently managed with 3 tablets of oxycodone a day. This report highlights the importance of vigilance and meticulous planning during the performance of ultrasound guided pain interventions. PMID:24244924

  8. Elimination of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Candida albicans Biofilm in Intravascular Catheters

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    Akbari, Freshta; Kjellerup, Birthe Veno

    2015-01-01

    Intravascular catheters are among the most commonly inserted medical devices and they are known to cause a large number of catheter related bloodstream infections (BSIs). Biofilms are associated with many chronic infections due to the aggregation of microorganisms. One of these organisms is the fungus Candida albicans. It has shown to be one of the leading causes of catheter-related BSIs. The presence of biofilm on intravascular catheters provide increased tolerance against antimicrobial treatments, thus alternative treatment strategies are sought. Traditionally, many strategies, such as application of combined antimicrobials, addition of antifungals, and removal of catheters, have been practiced, but they were not successful in eradicating BSIs. Since these fungal infections can result in significant morbidity, mortality, and increased healthcare cost, other promising preventive strategies, including antimicrobial lock therapy, chelating agents, alcohol, and biofilm disruptors, have been applied. In this review, current success and failure of these new approaches, and a comparison with the previous strategies are discussed in order to understand which preventative treatment is the most effective in controlling the catheter-related BSIs. PMID:26131615

  9. Development of sup 1 sup 9 sup 2 Ir radiation sources for intravascular irradiation

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    Kogure, H; Iwamoto, S; Iwata, K; Kawauchi, Y; Nagata, Y; Sorita, T; Suzuki, K

    2003-01-01

    Intravascular brachytherapy is a novel therapy for preventing the restenosis of coronary artery by use of low-dose irradiation. JAERI and Kyoto University have been developing sup 1 sup 9 sup 2 Ir radiation sources by the cooperative research project entitled as 'The research on safety and effectiveness of the intravascular brachytherapy for preventing restenosis of the coronary artery disease' since 1998. The radiation source was introduced into the stenosis through a catheter (a guide-tube to insert directly into vascular) to irradiate the diseased part. Ten sup 1 sup 9 sup 2 Ir seed sources (phi 0.4 mm x 2.5 mm) were positioned between nylon spacers (phi 0.3 mm x 1.0 mm) in a flexible covering tube and the tube was plugged with a core-wire; the tube was shrunk to fix the inside materials and the size is 0.46 mm in diameter and 3 m in length. The physically optimal design was determined to insert the radiation source easily into vascular and to get the dose uniformity in the diseased part. The production me...

  10. Environmental risk factors related to the development of canine non-Hodgkin's lymphoma / Fatores de risco ambientais relacionados ao desenvolvimento do linfoma não Hodgkin canino

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    Danielle Almeida, Zanini; Katia Cristina, Kimura; Adriana Tomoko, Nishiya; Rodrigo, Ubukata; Rafael Magdanelo, Leandro; Claudia Prado de, Brito; Márcia, Trombetti; Ana Carolina, Lagoa; Thais Rodrigues, Macedo; Lucas Campos de Sá, Rodrigues; Janaína Aparecida da Silva, Rosendo; Helen Lyrio, Arndt; Ricardo Augusto, Dias; Maria Lúcia Zaidan, Dagli.

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    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve como objetivo investigar os possíveis fatores de risco ambientais, associados com o desenvolvimento de linfoma não-Hodgkin nos cães. Um questionário epidemiológico foi aplicado aos proprietários de 83 cães com linfoma não-Hodgkin e 84 proprietários de cães saudáveis. Os cães que v [...] iviam permanentemente no lado de fora da casa e em torno de 100 metros de ruas movimentadas ou avenidas (mais de 50 veículos por minuto) tiveram um maior risco de desenvolvimento da doença (OR: 3,1, IC 95%: 1,4-6,9, P=0,005). Esses resultados sugerem que a poluição do ar oriunda do tráfego veicular pode estar associada com o desenvolvimento de linfomas não-Hodgkin canino. Abstract in english This research aimed to investigate the possible risk factors associated with the development of canine non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Owners of 83 dogs with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and of 84 healthy dogs answered an epidemiological questionnaire. Dogs who lived outside of the house and within 100 meters of [...] busy streets or avenues (defined as more than 50 vehicles per minute) had a higher risk for developing the disease (OR: 3.1, 95% CI: 1.4-6.9, P=0.005). These results suggest that air pollution derived from vehicle traffic may be associated with the development of canine non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  11. Linfoma primario de sistema nervioso central, imagen con FDG-PET/CT / Primary central nervous system lymphoma imaged with FDG-PET/CT

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    Alejandro, Martí Samper.

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario del sistema nervioso central (LPSNC), que hoy se conoce como una forma extranodal del linfoma no Hodgkin de alto grado de células B, por lo general B difuso de célula grande, se origina en el cerebro, leptomeninges, médula espinal o los ojos; usualmente se mantiene confinado al s [...] istema nervioso central (SNC). Representa el 4% de los tumores primarios del SNC, con una tasa de incidencia ajustada por edad de 4/1.000.000/año. El principal factor de riesgo es la inmunodefi ciencia. La tomografía por emisión de positrones (PET) ha mostrado impacto en la etapifi cación de pacientes con linfoma B difuso de célula grande; sin embargo, poca experiencia se tiene en casos de compromiso primario del SNC. Abstract in english Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) is now known as a form of non-Hodgkin extranodal high-grade B-cell, usually diffuse large B cell, originating in the brain, leptomeninges, spinal cord or eyes, and usually remains confi ned to the central nervous system (CNS). The main risk factor is i [...] mmunodefi ciency. It represents 4% of primary CNS tumors, with an incidence rate adjusted for age of 4/1,000,000/year. Positron emission tomography (PET) has shown to have an impact on staging impact patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, but there is limited experience in cases of primary CNS involvement.

  12. Linfoma tipo Malt pulmonar: presentación de un caso y revisión de la bibliografía / Pulmonary Malt lymphoma: case report and literature review

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    Ana María, Nazario Dolz; Erian Jesús, Domínguez González; Lucas, García Orozco; Modesto, Matos Tamayo; Carlos, Falcón Vilariño.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma pulmonar primario es de presentación poco frecuente y representa solo el 0,5 a 1 % de los procesos tumorales malignos del pulmón. Se presenta el caso de un paciente con diagnóstico histológico de linfoma tipo MALT de pulmón, ingresado y operado en el Hospital "Saturnino Lora Torres" de Sa [...] ntiago de Cuba. El paciente fue seguido por consulta de cirugía y oncología con más de 3 años de intervalo libre de enfermedad. El linfoma tipo Malt es una entidad poco frecuente, con diagnóstico preoperatorio prácticamente nulo, lo que dificulta su manejo adecuado. Abstract in english Primary pulmonary lymphoma is very uncommon, representing only 0.5 - 1 % of malignant lung tumoral malignancies. Here is a patient with histologically confirmed lung MALT lymphoma, who was operated on at "Saturnino Lora Torres" hospital in Santiago de Cuba province. The patient was followed up by th [...] e surgery and oncology service and he was disease-free for over three years. Malt-type lymphoma is rare, its diagnosis before surgery is practically non-existent, which hinders proper management of a case.

  13. Caracterização química e espectroscópica de solos irrigados com efluente de esgoto tratado

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    Larissa Macedo dos, Santos; Marcelo Luiz, Simões; Wilson Tadeu Lopes da, Silva; Débora Marcondes Bastos Pereira, Milori; Célia Regina, Montes; Adolpho Jose, Melfi; Ladislau, Martin-Neto.

    Full Text Available A utilização de efluentes de esgoto tratado na irrigação, ao invés de realizar a disposição deste subproduto nos cursos d'água tem sido uma alternativa antiga, popular e atrativa, com triplo propósito: tratamento complementar do efluente, fonte de água e de nutrientes ao sistema solo-planta. Entreta [...] nto, no Brasil, a reciclagem de águas residuárias, particularmente, do efluente de esgoto tratado, não é uma prática comum e, conseqüentemente, trabalhos científicos relacionados a este tema são incipientes. Com a finalidade de fornecer mais informações para subsidiar as pesquisas nesta área, este trabalho visa avaliar, por meio de técnicas química e espectroscópica, o processo de humificação na matéria orgânica dos solos irrigados com efluente de esgoto tratado em experimentos de campo. Os cinco tratamentos estudados foram: TSI (controle) - irrigado com água potável e adição de nitrogênio via fertilizante mineral, T100, T125, T150 e T200 irrigado com efluente de esgoto tratado e adição de nitrogênio via fertilizante mineral. Os resultados obtidos mostram variações no teor de carbono e no grau de humificação, para os solos irrigados com efluente de esgoto tratado, decorrentes do aumento da atividade de decomposição da matéria orgânica, estimulada pelo aumento da quantidade de água no solo.

  14. Evaluation of 90Y-DTPA and 90Y-DOTA for use in intra-vascular radiation therapy

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    90Y-DOTA and 90Y-DTPA complexes were prepared and evaluated for their potential use in intravascular radiation therapy (IVRT). Biodistribution of these complexes showed that > 90% of both complexes excreted in urine within one hour p.i. with negligible amounts of activity localised in vital organs. Hence these complexes could be potential agents for IVRT. (author)

  15. Linfoma de Hodgkin na infância e adolescência: 15 anos de experiência com o protocolo DH-II-90 Hodgkin's lymphoma in children and adolescents: 15 years of experience with the DH-II-90 protocol

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    Full Text Available O desafio do tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin na infância reside na redução da toxicidade aguda e tardia sem afetar os bons resultados terapêuticos. Crianças e adolescentes portadores de linfoma de Hodgkin recém-diagnosticado foram tratados com o protocolo institucional DH-II-90. Os objetivo deste trabalho foram: 1avaliar as taxas de sobrevida global (SG e livre de eventos (SLE do protocolo DH-II-90 aplicado a portadores de LH; 2avaliar as taxas de SG e SLE conforme estádio, idade, tumor "bulky", massa mediastinal, sintomas B, dose de radioterapia e 3descrever os efeitos tardios. Sessenta e oito pacientes portadores de LH recém-diagnosticado, com idade entre 0 e 21 anos (idade mediana 9 anos, 20F:48M, foram tratados com quimioterapia (baixo risco:ABVD; alto risco:ABVD+MOP/COP e radioterapia. O estadiamento foi distribuído desta forma: nove (13,2% estádio I A; 29 (42,6% II A; cinco (7,4% II B; nove (13,2% III A; dez (14,7% III B; dois (2,9% IV A e quatro (5,9% IV B. A SG em dez anos foi de 96,1% ± 3,8 para o grupo de baixo risco e 93,3% ± 4,5 para o de alto risco (p:0,402. A SLE foi de 88,9% ± 5,2 em dez anos para o de alto risco e 86,5% ± 6,3 para o de baixo risco (p: 0,969. A presença de massa mediastinal e doses de radioterapia maiores que 2100 cGy (p= 0,020 e p= 0,014, respectivamente apresentam impacto negativo na SLE e a doença estádio I tem impacto positivo na SLE. Disfunção e carcinoma de tireoide são os efeitos tardios mais frequentes neste grupo de doentes. O protocolo DH-II-90 obteve resultados terapêuticos favoráveis, porém as taxas de complicações tardias, embora aceitáveis, demandam revisão do programa terapêutico.The challenge of new protocols for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL treatment is to decrease the toxicity without impairing the results. The DH-II-90 protocol was designed to treat children and adolescents with HL. The objectives of this work were: 1 to assess the overall and event free survival of patients with newly diagnosed HL treated with the DH-II-90 protocol, 2 to assess the overall and event free survival by stage, age, presence of bulky disease, mediastinal mass, B symptoms, dose and type of radiotherapy, and 3 to describe late effects, data collected from the patients' charts. Sixty-eight patients with HL, from 0 to 21 years of age (median age 9 yr, 20F:48M were treated with ABVD and involved-field radiotherapy for low-risk patients, and ABVD plus MOP or COP and extended field radiotherapy for high-risk patients. Stage distribution was: nine (13.2% stage I A; 29 (42.6% II A; five (7.4% II B; nine (13.2% III A; ten (14.7% III B; two (2.9% IV A and four (5.9% IV B. The 10-year overall survival was 96.1% ± 3.8% for the low-risk group and 93.3% ± 4.5% for the high-risk group (p= 0.402. The 10-year event free survival was 88.9% ± 5.2% for high-risk and 86.5% ± 6.3% for low-risk patients (p= 0.969. The presence of mediastinal mass and more than 2100 cGy radiation doses had negative impact on event free survival (p= 0.020 and p= 0.014, respectively.Thyroid gland dysfunction was frequently observed and there were two cases of thyroid carcinoma. The DH-II-90 protocol is effective, but, due to the late effects presented by this group of patients, further modifications of the therapy schedule are required.

  16. Linfoma de Hodgkin na infância e adolescência: 15 anos de experiência com o protocolo DH-II-90 / Hodgkin's lymphoma in children and adolescents: 15 years of experience with the DH-II-90 protocol

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    Luciana N. S., Souza; Paulo T., Maluf Junior; Maria Tereza A., Almeida; Eduardo, Weltman; Ana Lucia, Cornacchioni; Roberto Augusto P., Teixeira; Vicente, Odone Filho; Lilian Maria, Cristofani.

    Full Text Available O desafio do tratamento do linfoma de Hodgkin na infância reside na redução da toxicidade aguda e tardia sem afetar os bons resultados terapêuticos. Crianças e adolescentes portadores de linfoma de Hodgkin recém-diagnosticado foram tratados com o protocolo institucional DH-II-90. Os objetivo deste t [...] rabalho foram: 1)avaliar as taxas de sobrevida global (SG) e livre de eventos (SLE) do protocolo DH-II-90 aplicado a portadores de LH; 2)avaliar as taxas de SG e SLE conforme estádio, idade, tumor "bulky", massa mediastinal, sintomas B, dose de radioterapia e 3)descrever os efeitos tardios. Sessenta e oito pacientes portadores de LH recém-diagnosticado, com idade entre 0 e 21 anos (idade mediana 9 anos, 20F:48M), foram tratados com quimioterapia (baixo risco:ABVD; alto risco:ABVD+MOP/COP) e radioterapia. O estadiamento foi distribuído desta forma: nove (13,2%) estádio I A; 29 (42,6%) II A; cinco (7,4%) II B; nove (13,2%) III A; dez (14,7%) III B; dois (2,9%) IV A e quatro (5,9%) IV B. A SG em dez anos foi de 96,1% ± 3,8 para o grupo de baixo risco e 93,3% ± 4,5 para o de alto risco (p:0,402). A SLE foi de 88,9% ± 5,2 em dez anos para o de alto risco e 86,5% ± 6,3 para o de baixo risco (p: 0,969). A presença de massa mediastinal e doses de radioterapia maiores que 2100 cGy (p= 0,020 e p= 0,014, respectivamente) apresentam impacto negativo na SLE e a doença estádio I tem impacto positivo na SLE. Disfunção e carcinoma de tireoide são os efeitos tardios mais frequentes neste grupo de doentes. O protocolo DH-II-90 obteve resultados terapêuticos favoráveis, porém as taxas de complicações tardias, embora aceitáveis, demandam revisão do programa terapêutico. Abstract in english The challenge of new protocols for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) treatment is to decrease the toxicity without impairing the results. The DH-II-90 protocol was designed to treat children and adolescents with HL. The objectives of this work were: 1) to assess the overall and event free survival of patients [...] with newly diagnosed HL treated with the DH-II-90 protocol, 2) to assess the overall and event free survival by stage, age, presence of bulky disease, mediastinal mass, B symptoms, dose and type of radiotherapy, and 3) to describe late effects, data collected from the patients' charts. Sixty-eight patients with HL, from 0 to 21 years of age (median age 9 yr, 20F:48M) were treated with ABVD and involved-field radiotherapy for low-risk patients, and ABVD plus MOP or COP and extended field radiotherapy for high-risk patients. Stage distribution was: nine (13.2%) stage I A; 29 (42.6%) II A; five (7.4%) II B; nine (13.2%) III A; ten (14.7%) III B; two (2.9%) IV A and four (5.9%) IV B. The 10-year overall survival was 96.1% ± 3.8% for the low-risk group and 93.3% ± 4.5% for the high-risk group (p= 0.402). The 10-year event free survival was 88.9% ± 5.2% for high-risk and 86.5% ± 6.3% for low-risk patients (p= 0.969). The presence of mediastinal mass and more than 2100 cGy radiation doses had negative impact on event free survival (p= 0.020 and p= 0.014, respectively).Thyroid gland dysfunction was frequently observed and there were two cases of thyroid carcinoma. The DH-II-90 protocol is effective, but, due to the late effects presented by this group of patients, further modifications of the therapy schedule are required.

  17. ANTARCTIC TREATY AND ANTARCTIC TERRITORY PROTECTION MECHANISMS / TRATADO ANTÁRTICO Y MECANISMOS DE PROTECCIÓN DEL TERRITORIO ANTÁRTICO

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    Fernando, Villamizar Lamus.

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    Full Text Available El Tratado Antártico ha marcado un hito fundamental en el tratamiento de la Antártida. Dicho Tratado posee unos mecanismos que hasta ahora han sido eficaces para proteger el territorio antártico. En el artículo se expone cuáles y cómo operan dichos mecanismos, pero a su vez se prevé que la operativi [...] dad de los mecanismos solo es aplicable a los Estados parte del Tratado Antártico. ¿Cómo se defendería entonces el territorio antártico respecto de Estados que no son parte del Tratado Antártico? La respuesta que se plantea a este interrogante consiste en afirmar que la evolución de la llamada "Cuestión Antártica" ha generado costumbre en Derecho Internacional, de manera que los principios del Tratado Antártico son oponibles a terceros Estado que no son parte de dicho tratado. Abstract in english The Antarctic Treaty marks a fundamental milestone in the handling of Antarctica. This treaty contains some mechanisms that, until now, have been effective in protecting the Antarctic territory. In this article the hows and whys of said mechanisms are laid out. However, at the same time the effectiv [...] eness of the mechanisms are only applicable to the states that form part of the Antarctic Treaty. How then would the Antarctic territory be defended with respect to states that are not party to the Antarctic Treaty? The proposed answer to this question consists in confirming that the evolution of the so-called "Question of Antarctica" has generated a custom in international law in such a way that the principles of the Antarctic Treaty are enforceable against third party States that are not party to this treaty.

  18. Avances y perspectivas del aprovechamiento del tratado de libre comercio con Estados Unidos

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se hace una revisión de las oportunidades y los retos de exportación frente al Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC con Estados Unidos. Asimismo, se traza un análisis de las necesidades transversales de los sectores de la economía incluyendo temas sanitarios, fitosanitarios y de calidad. De igual manera, se destaca la importancia de robustecer la industria nacional en términos de competitividad del sector agrícola y ganadero, confecciones, servicios en salud, metalmecánica, agroindustria, entre otros, de la mano de acciones logísticas y estrategias de innovación para lograr la eficiencia y aprovechamiento del tratado bilateral.

  19. Derecho aplicable al fondo de la controversia en arbitrajes surgidos de tratados de inversión

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizará cuál es el derecho aplicable al fondo de la controversia de un arbitraje surgido de un Tratado de Inversiones. A lo largo del artículo se tratará de demostrar que la fuente primaria aplicable al fondo de la controversia, será el mismo Tratado de Inversión, seguido por un análisis del rol que tendrá el derecho local al momento de resolver la controversia.Lo mismo se hará respecto al resto de normas del derecho internacional y la manera en como dichas normas se integran para ser aplicadas por los árbitros al momento de resolver la controversia.

  20. Linfoma ileal primário como uma causa de intussuscepção ileocecal recorrente / Primary ileal lymphoma as a cause of recurrent ileocecal

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    Fábio César Miranda, Torricelli; Roberto Iglesias, Lopes; André Roncon, Dias; Giovanni Scala, Marchini; Wanderley Wesley, Bonafé; Juliana Magalhães, Lopes; Marcelo Rodrigues, Borba.

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A intussuscepção ocorre quando um segmento proximal do intestino invagina para dentro do lúmen do segmento distal adjacente. Esta patologia é relativamente comum em crianças, sendo geralmente idiopática, diferentemente do que é evidenciado em adolescentes e adultos, os quais apresentam u [...] ma causa orgânica comprovada na maioria dos casos. O linfoma intestinal como etiologia desta patologia é extremamente raro. RELATO DE CASO: Um paciente de 16 anos, masculino, referindo dor abdominal em quadrante inferior direito há 36 horas associada a vômitos e fezes com sangue vivo compareceu em nosso serviço. O exame físico se apresentava dentro da normalidade exceto por uma massa palpável no quadrante inferior direito. A ultra-sonografia abdominal revelou intussuscepção ileocecal. A colonoscopia demonstrou uma massa protuberante proveniente do orifício da válvula ileocecal que foi reduzida, tendo o paciente um alívio completo dos sintomas. Três semanas após, o paciente retornou ao nosso hospital com recorrência dos sintomas. Uma laparotomia exploradora foi realizada evidenciando uma massa polipóide no íleo terminal com intussuscepção para dentro do ceco. Uma colectomia direita ampliada foi realizada. Após exame patológico da peça e estadiamento tumoral, um linfoma de Burkitt primário foi diagnosticado. A recuperação pós-operatória não apresentou intercorrências e o paciente foi encaminhado para quimioterapia adjuvante. Abstract in english INTRODUCTION: Intussusception occurs when a proximal segment of bowel telescopes into the lumen of the adjacent distal segment. It is common in children being usually idiophatic, in contrast to adolescents and adults, who have a demonstrable etiology in most cases. Intestinal lymphoma is an unusual [...] cause of intussusception in adolescents and adults. CASE REPORT: A 16 year-old male presented with right lower quadrant abdominal pain lasting for 36 hours, with vomiting and bloody stool. Physical examination was unremarkable except for a palpable mass at the right lower quadrant. Abdominal sonography revealed ileocecal intussusception. Colonoscopy showed a protruding mass from the orifice of ileocecal valve which was reduced, and the patient had full withdrawal of symptoms. Three weeks later, the patient came back to our hospital with recurrent symptoms. Laparotomy was performed and a polypoid mass was noted at the terminal ileum with intussusception into the cecum. A right hemicolectomy was performed. After pathologic examination and tumor staging, a primary Burkitt lymphoma of the distal ileum was diagnosed. Postoperative convalescence was uneventful and the patient was referred to adjuvant chemotherapy.

  1. Intravascular photoacoustic detection of vulnerable plaque based on constituent selected imaging

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    Zhang Jian; Xing Da, E-mail: xingda@scnu.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory of Laser Life Science and Institute of Laser Life Science, College of Biophotonics, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631 (China)

    2011-01-01

    Atherosclerosis, a disease of the large arteries, is the primary cause of heart disease and stroke. Over decades, atherosclerosis is characterized by thickening of the walls of the arteries, only advanced atherosclerotic disease could be observed. Photoacoustic imaging is a hybrid imaging technique that combines the advantages of high spatial resolution of ultrasound with contrast of optical absorption. In this paper, we present an intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging system to characterize vulnerable plaques by using the optical absorption contrast between different constituents. Epidemiological studies have revealed several important plaque constituents associated with early atherosclerosis, such as macrophage, cholesterol, lipid, calcification, and so on. We chose a section of lipid rich atherosclerosis artery and a section of normal artery as the phantom. Two IVPA images of them are given to show the difference between sick and normal. As a new method of detecting vulnerable plaque, IVPA constituents imaging will provide more details for diagnosis that offer an enticing prospect in early detecting of atherosclerosis.

  2. The role of the adventitia in the arterial response to angioplasty: the effect of intravascular radiation

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    Purpose: In the current series of experiments we have characterized cell proliferation leading to vascular lesion formation in a porcine model for post-angioplasty restenosis and examined the mechanism of action of intravascular beta irradiation in the prevention of lesion formation in this model. Methods and Materials: Juvenile male pigs were subjected to balloon overstretch injury of the left anterior descending and circumflex coronary arteries using clinical angioplasty catheters. Proliferating cells were labelled by injections of 50 mg/kg of bromo-deoxyuridine (BrDU) 24, 16 and 8 hrs prior to sacrifice and were detected by immunohistochemistry using a specific antibody to BrDU. In some cases, BrDU was given as a pulse 3 days after angioplasty and the animals sacrificed on day 14 to follow the migration of the cells which had proliferated earlier. Characterization of the proliferating cells was performed by immunohistochemistry using antibodies to specific cytoskeletal proteins specific for smooth muscle cells and myofibroblasts. Some vessels were treated at the time of angioplasty with 14 or 28 Gy (to a depth of 2 mm) intravascular irradiation using a flexible catheter with a pure beta emitter 90 SR/Y and the effect on cell proliferation and terminal transferase-mediated UTP nick-end labelling (TUNEL) examined 3 or 7 days later. Results: The first major site of cell proliferation between 2-3 days after angioplasty is the adventitia and not the medial wall. Seven days after angioplasty cell proliferation is predominant in the neointima and is reduced in the media and adventitia. Differential staining with antibodies directed against smooth muscle alpha actin and other cytoskeletal proteins indicates that the proliferating adventitial cells are myofibroblasts. Pulse label studies with BrDU indicates that the proliferating adventitial myofibroblasts migrate into the neointima and contribute to the mass of the restenosis lesion. Fourteen days after angioplasty the myofibroblasts in the neointima and the adventitia express alpha smooth muscle actin and form a fibrotic scar in the adventitia surrounding the injury site. Endovascular irradiation appears to inhibit development of the restenosis lesion by significantly reducing cell proliferation in the media and adventitia at early time points after injury. There were no significant differences in the percent of TUNEL labelled cells in the irradiated vessels compared to controls. Alpha actin staining of myofibroblasts in the adventitia was reduced in the irradiated vessels suggesting a positive effect of intravascular irradiation on vascular remodeling. Conclusions: These studies have shown that adventitial myofibroblasts contribute to the problem of post-angioplasty restenosis by proliferating, forming a fibrotic scar surrounding the injury site, and migrating into the neointima. We hypothesize that the adventitial fibrosis which develops at the injury site contributes to negative vascular remodeling associated with clinical restenosis. Experiments in which vessels were exposed to intravascular irradiation at the time of angioplasty indicate that this treatment reduces post-angioplasty restenosis by inhibiting early cell proliferation in the media and adventitia and by preventing the fibrotic changes in the adventitia without a corresponding increase in cellular death or apoptosis in these tissues

  3. The cerebral intravascular enhancement sign is not specific: a contrast-enhanced MRI study

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    Bakshi, R.; Kinkel, W.R.; Bates, V.E.; Mechtler, L.L.; Kinkel, P.R. [Lucy Dent Imaging Center, University at Buffalo, NY (United States)

    1999-02-01

    The intravascular enhancement (IVE) sign, also known as the ``arterial enhancement sign``, is an abnormal finding in the brain on contrast-enhanced MRI studies. IVE has been described in arterial cerebrovascular disorders, most commonly in acute or subacute arterial ischemic infarcts. However, the specificity of this sign has not been established. We describe four patients with disorders other than arterial strokes in whom gadolinium-enhanced high-field (1.5 T) MRI suggested IVE. The conditions were herpes simplex viral encephalitis, idiopathic cerebellitis, pneumococcal meningitis, and superior sagittal sinus thrombosis with venous infarction. IVE in these cases may be due to multiple factors, including arterial, venous, perivascular, and leptomeningeal or sulcal contrast medium accumulation. Our observations suggest that arterial ischemia, previously described as the cardinal cause of IVE, probably does not explain all instances, and urge caution in interpreting this sign as a specific MRI manifestation of acute arterial infarction or ischemia. (orig.) With 4 figs., 1 tab., 44 refs.

  4. Characteristics of Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma Limited to the Glomerular Capillaries: A Case Report

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    Hasegawa, Jumpei; Hoshino, Junichi; Suwabe, Tatsuya; Hayami, Noriko; Sumida, Keiichi; Mise, Koki; Ueno, Toshiharu; Sawa, Naoki; Wake, Atsushi; Ohashi, Kenichi; Fujii, Takeshi; Honda, Kazuho; Takaichi, Kenmei; Ubara, Yoshifumi

    2015-01-01

    A 65-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for the evaluation of rapidly progressive renal dysfunction with serum creatinine of 2.7 mg/dl and urinary protein of 1.5 g daily. C-reactive protein (CRP) was 0.1 mg/dl. Kidney-limited intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVL) localized to the glomerular capillaries was diagnosed because the intraglomerular cells were positive for CD20 and CD79a, while there was no positivity in the extraglomerular kidney and extrarenal organs. Treatment with rituximab, cyclophosphamide, hydroxydaunomycin, vincristine, and prednisolone was started, and the patient has since been doing well. When IVL is limited to the intraglomerular capillaries, CRP may not be elevated. PMID:26351627

  5. Percutaneous transluminal retrieval of intravascular iatrogenic foreign body by loop-snare technique

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    The use of intravacular catherterizastion for both diagnostic and therapeutic purpose increased the incidence of iatrogneic foreign bodies, which might cause many complications such as cardiac arrythmias, perforation of cardiac chamber or blood vessels, sepsis and thromboembolism. The authors experienced 5 cases of successful retrieval of intravascular iratrogenic foreign bodies: three cases of subclavian catheter wire and two cases of subclavian catheter. Subclavian catheter was introduce into right subclavian venous route for hyperalimenation or central venous pressure monitoring. The foreign bodies were located in superior vena cava and inferior vena cava in four cases and in left main pulmonary artery in the other case. We have successfully removed the foreign bodies by interventional procedures. The loop-snare technique is a safe and effective method for retrieval of iatrogenic foreign bodies in great vessels

  6. Monte Carol-Based Dosimetry of Beta-Emitters for Intravascular Brachytherapy

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    2002-06-25

    Monte Carlo simulations for radiation dosimetry and the experimental verifications of the simulations have been developed for the treatment geometry of intravascular brachytherapy, a form of radionuclide therapy for occluded coronary disease (restenosis). Monte Carlo code, MCNP4C, has been used to calculate the radiation dose from the encapsulated array of B-emitting seeds (Sr/Y-source train). Solid water phantoms have been fabricated to measure the dose on the radiochromic films that were exposed to the beta source train for both linear and curved coronary vessel geometries. While the dose difference for the 5-degree curved vessel at the prescription point of f+2.0 mm is within the 10% guideline set by the AAPM, however, the difference increased dramatically to 16.85% for the 10-degree case which requires additional adjustment for the acceptable dosimetry planning. The experimental dose measurements agree well with the simulation results

  7. [Successful percutaneous retrieval of a broken intravascular ultrasound catheter tip from the renal artery].

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    Ozmen, Nam?k; Uz, Omer; Cingözbay, B Y?lmaz; Yi?iner, Omer

    2011-09-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is widely used to assess the severity of coronary artery lesions. Fracture of the IVUS catheter in the coronary artery is very rare and embolization of a fractured segment into other organs has not been reported. A 41-year-old male patient underwent IVUS imaging for further assessment of a lesion detected angiographically in the left main coronary artery. During the procedure, the distal tip of the IVUS catheter fractured in the left main coronary artery. Percutaneous retrieval of the broken fragment was attempted using a coronary snare, but the fragment freed from the snare and embolized into the right renal artery. After placement of a right coronary guide wire catheter in the right renal artery, the fractured tip was captured with a coronary snare and was successfully retrieved. PMID:21918324

  8. The cerebral intravascular enhancement sign is not specific: a contrast-enhanced MRI study

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    The intravascular enhancement (IVE) sign, also known as the ''arterial enhancement sign'', is an abnormal finding in the brain on contrast-enhanced MRI studies. IVE has been described in arterial cerebrovascular disorders, most commonly in acute or subacute arterial ischemic infarcts. However, the specificity of this sign has not been established. We describe four patients with disorders other than arterial strokes in whom gadolinium-enhanced high-field (1.5 T) MRI suggested IVE. The conditions were herpes simplex viral encephalitis, idiopathic cerebellitis, pneumococcal meningitis, and superior sagittal sinus thrombosis with venous infarction. IVE in these cases may be due to multiple factors, including arterial, venous, perivascular, and leptomeningeal or sulcal contrast medium accumulation. Our observations suggest that arterial ischemia, previously described as the cardinal cause of IVE, probably does not explain all instances, and urge caution in interpreting this sign as a specific MRI manifestation of acute arterial infarction or ischemia. (orig.)

  9. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in pregnancy: insights in pathophysiology, diagnosis and management.

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    Erez, Offer; Mastrolia, Salvatore Andrea; Thachil, Jecko

    2015-10-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a life-threatening situation that can arise from a variety of obstetrical and nonobstetrical causes. Obstetrical DIC has been associated with a series of pregnancy complications including the following: (1) acute peripartum hemorrhage (uterine atony, cervical and vaginal lacerations, and uterine rupture); (2) placental abruption; (3) preeclampsia/eclampsia/hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome; (4) retained stillbirth; (5) septic abortion and intrauterine infection; (6) amniotic ?uid embolism; and (7) acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Prompt diagnosis and understanding of the underlying mechanisms of disease leading to this complication in essential for a favorable outcome. In recent years, novel diagnostic scores and treatment modalities along with bedside point-of-care tests were developed and may assist the clinician in the diagnosis and management of DIC. Team work and prompt treatment are essential for the successful management of patients with DIC. PMID:25840271

  10. Responses of plasma renin activity and dopamine-beta-hydroxylase to increased intravascular volume

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    Circadian variations of plasma renin activity, plasma dopamine-beta-hydroxylase, and urinary aldosterone excretion were measured in man under conditions of high- and low-sodium intake. Plasma renin activity and urinary aldosterone excretion were maximal at 8 a.m. Plasma DBH sows small, biologically insignificant circadian fluctuations. In three subjects on low-salt diets, the values were lower than those in the same subjects on low-salt diets. Expansion of intravascular volume in supine normal volunteers lowered plasma renin and DBH activity, and also resulted in a significant natriuresis. The decline in DBH activity probably reflects a decrease in its release from autonomic nerve endings and thus demonstrates in man an effect of decreasing autonomic activity. (author)

  11. Pulmonary intravascular talcosis mimicking miliary tuberculosis in an intravenous drug addict.

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    Altraja, Alan; Jürgenson, Katre; Roosipuu, Retlav; Laisaar, Tanel

    2014-01-01

    Pulmonary foreign body granulomatosis following intravenous administration of medications meant for oral use among drug addicts has been occasionally reported. This condition is often misdiagnosed because of its rarity, but rather due to its similarity to other pulmonary diseases that are more common. Here we report a case of pulmonary intravascular talcosis mimicking miliary tuberculosis in a young male intravenous drug addict from North-Eastern Estonia, known as a hotspot for tuberculosis and drug misuse. The condition was caused by intravenous administration of crushed tablets of diphenhydramine, but miliary tuberculosis was misdiagnosed on patient's demographical, clinical and radiological grounds and a decision to start treatment with four first-line antituberculosis drugs followed. The current report refers to the importance of considering rare causes of pulmonary disseminations with attempts to identify the causative agent and warns against the use of antituberculosis treatment without confirmation of microbiological diagnosis of tuberculosis. PMID:24713715

  12. An automated approach for segmentation of intravascular ultrasound images based on parametric active contour models

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    This paper presents a fully automated approach to detect the intima and media-adventitia borders in intravascular ultrasound images based on parametric active contour models. To detect the intima border, we compute a new image feature applying a combination of short-term autocorrelations calculated for the contour pixels. These feature values are employed to define an energy function of the active contour called normalized cumulative short-term autocorrelation. Exploiting this energy function, the intima border is separated accurately from the blood region contaminated by high speckle noise. To extract media-adventitia boundary, we define a new form of energy function based on edge, texture and spring forces for the active contour. Utilizing this active contour, the media-adventitia border is identified correctly even in presence of branch openings and calcifications. Experimental results indicate accuracy of the proposed methods. In addition, statistical analysis demonstrates high conformity between manual tracing and the results obtained by the proposed approaches.

  13. Tissue velocity imaging of coronary artery by rotating-type intravascular ultrasound.

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    Saijo, Yoshifumi; Tanaka, Akira; Owada, Naoki; Akino, Yoshihisa; Nitta, Shinichi

    2004-04-01

    Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) provides not only the dimensions of coronary artery but the information of tissue components. In catheterization laboratory, soft and hard plaques are classified by visual inspection of echo intensity. So-called soft plaque contains lipid core or thrombus and it is believed to be more vulnerable than a hard plaque. However, it is not simple to analyze the echo signals quantitatively. When we look at a reflection signal, the intensity is affected by the distance of the object, the medium between transducer and objects and the fluctuation caused by rotation of IVUS probe. The time of flight is also affected by the sound speed of the medium and Doppler shift caused by tissue motion but usually those can be neglected. Thus, the analysis of RF signal in time domain can be more quantitative than intensity of RF signal. In the present study, a novel imaging technique called "intravascular tissue velocity imaging" was developed for searching a vulnerable plaque. Radio-frequency (RF) signal from a clinically used IVUS apparatus was digitized at 500 MSa/s and stored in a workstation. First, non-uniform rotation was corrected by maximizing the correlation coefficient of circumferential RF signal distribution in two consecutive frames. Then, the correlation and displacement were calculated by analyzing the radial difference of RF signal. Tissue velocity was determined by the displacement and the frame rate. The correlation image of normal and atherosclerotic coronary arteries clearly showed the internal and external borders of arterial wall. Soft plaque with low echo area in the intima showed high velocity while the calcified lesion showed the very low tissue velocity. This technique provides important information on tissue character of coronary artery. PMID:15047378

  14. Complicaciones relacionadas con catéter intravascular en niños ingresados en cuidados intensivos

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    María Elena Álvarez Andrade

    1998-03-01

    Full Text Available Se hace un estudio retrospectivo de 2 años en pacientes ingresados en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos del Hospital Pediátrico Docente "Dr. Ángel Arturo Aballí", con cateterismo intravascular; del total de los pacientes se evaluaron 56 con 64 catéteres colocados y se determinaron las complicaciones en ellos que representan el 14,3 % de todos los casos. Los menores de 1 año presentaron complicaciones en el 17,6 % y de éstos el 11,7 % fueron sépticos. La subclavia es el tipo de abordaje que mayores complicaciones aportó con el 23 % dentro de las percutáneas, mientras que la disección fue la que más complicaciones infecciosas mostró. Los pacientes desnutridos se complicaron el doble de los eutróficos. El 11,7 % de los niños con más de 6 días con catéter reflejaron complicaciones sépticas. Los pacientes que tuvieron 2 o más abordajes se complicaron en mayor número y el germen más aislado fue el estafilococo.A two-year retrospective study of patients with intravascular catheterization admitted to «Ángel Arturo Aballí» Teaching Pediatric Hospital Intensive Care Unit was performed. 56 patients with 64 placed catheters were evaluated and associated complications were determined in such patients who represented 14.3 % of all cases. 17.6 % of under one-year old children had some complications. 11.7 % of the above percentage was septical. The greatest complications were related to subclavian catheter placement which accounted for 23 % of all percutaneous insertioncomplications whereas dissection accounted for a high number of infectious complications. Complications in malnourished patients doubled those of eutrophics. 11.7 % of children with placed catheters for over six days developed sepsis. Patients who had two or more catheter insertions suffered more complications and Staphylococcus was the most isolated microorganism.

  15. Hemocultivos y sepsis por cateterismo intravascular en los Servicios Críticos de Atención al Grave

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    Luis Manuel Barrios Díaz

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudiaron 164 hemocultivos de pacientes con sospecha de sepsis de causa no precisada ingresados en los Servicios Críticos de Atención al Grave [Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos (UCI y Unidad de Cuidados Intermedios (UCIM] del Hospital "Dr Salvador Allende" del municipio Cerro, Ciudad de La Habana, para determinar mediante técnica bacteriológica cuantitativa de hemocultivos, el origen de sepsis por cateterismo intravascular. Se tomaron 2 muestras de hemocultivos, una obtenida mediante venipunción periférica y otra, mediante catéter implantado en estos pacientes. Se procesaron las muestras según técnica bacteriológica cuantitativa. Se precisó que en 48,39 % de los casos, la sepsis presentada por el paciente era por el catéter intravenoso y en el 51,61 % el foco de infección se encontraba en otra localización. Los microorganismos más frecuentes aislados fueron 10 cepas de S. aureus (32,26 %; 7 cepas de estafilococos coagulasa negativos (22,58 % y 6 cepas de bacilos no fermentadores (19,35 %164 hemocultures of patients suspected of sepsis of undefined cause admitted at the Critical Care Unit and at the Intermediate Care Unit of "Dr. Salvador Allende" Hospital, in Cerro Municipality, Havana City, were studied in order to determine by quantitative bacteriological technique of hemocultures the origin of the sepsis by intravascular catheterism. 2 samples of hemocultures were taken . l was obtained by peripheral venipuncture and the other by indwelling catheter. The samples were processed by quantitative bacteriological technique. It was found that in 48.39 % of the cases the sepsis was produced by the intravenous catheter, whereas in 51.61 % the focus of infection had another localization. The most frequently isolated microorganisms were 10 strains of S. aureus (32.26 %, 7 strains of coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (22.58 % and 6 strains of non-fermenting bacilli (19.35 %

  16. Respiratory change in ECG-wave amplitude is a reliable parameter to estimate intravascular volume status.

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    Giraud, Raphaël; Siegenthaler, Nils; Morel, Denis R; Romand, Jacques-A; Brochard, Laurent; Bendjelid, Karim

    2013-04-01

    Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a standard type of monitoring in intensive care medicine. Several studies suggest that changes in ECG morphology may reflect changes in volume status. The "Brody effect", a theoretical analysis of left ventricular (LV) chamber size influence on QRS-wave amplitude, is the key element of this phenomenon. It is characterised by an increase in QRS-wave amplitude that is induced by an increase in ventricular preload. This study investigated the influence of changes in intravascular volume status on respiratory variations of QRS-wave amplitudes (?ECG) compared with respiratory pulse pressure variations (?PP), considered as a reference standard. In 17 pigs, ECG and arterial pressure were recorded. QRS-wave amplitude was measured from the Biopac recording to ensure that in all animals ECG electrodes were always at the same location. Maximal QRS amplitude (ECGmax) and minimal QRS amplitude (ECGmin) were determined over one respiratory cycle. ?ECG was calculated as 100 × [(ECGmax - ECGmin)/(ECGmax + ECGmin)/2]. ?ECG and ?PP were simultaneously recorded. Measurements were performed at different time points: during normovolemic conditions, after haemorrhage (25 mL/kg), and following re-transfusion (25 mL/kg) with constant tidal volume (10 mL/kg) and respiration rate (15 breath/min). At baseline, ?PP and ?ECG were both <12 %. ?PP were significantly correlated with ?ECG (r(2) = 0.89, p < 0.001). Volume loss induced by haemorrhage increased significantly ?PP and ?ECG. Moreover, during this state, ?PP were significantly correlated with ?ECG (r(2) = 0.86, p < 0.001). Re-transfusion significantly decreased ?PP and ?ECG, and ?PP were significantly correlated with ?ECG (r(2) = 0.90, p < 0.001). The observed correlations between ?PP and ?ECG at each time point of the study suggest that ?ECG is a reliable parameter to estimate the changes in intravascular volume status and provide experimental confirmation of the "Brody effect." PMID:23117586

  17. Endovascular Repair of Complex Aortic Aneurysms: Intravascular Ultrasound Guidance with an Intracardiac Probe

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    To assess the accuracy and efficacy of intravascular ultrasound guidance obtained by an intracardiac ultrasound probe during complex aortic endografting. Between November 1999 and July 2002, 19 patients (5 female, 14 male; mean age 73.5 ± 2.1 years) underwent endovascular repair of thoracic (n = 10), complex abdominal (n = 6) and concomitant thoraco-abdominal (n = 3) aortic aneurysm. The most suitable size and configuration of the stent-graft were chosen on the basis of preoperative computed tomographic angiography (CTA) or magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Intraoperative intravascular ultrasound imaging was obtained using a 9 Fr, 9 MHz intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) probe, 110 cm in length, inserted through a 10 Fr precurved long sheath. The endografts were deployed as planned by CTA or MRA. Before stent-graft deployment, the ICE probe allowed us to view the posterior aortic arch and descending thoraco-abdominal aorta without position-related artifacts, and to identify both sites of stent-graft positioning. After stent-graft deployment, the ICE probe allowed us to detect the need for additional modular components to internally reline the aorta in 11 patients, and to discover 2 incomplete graft expansions subsequently treated with adjunctive balloon angioplasty. In 1 patient, the ICE probe supported the decision that the patient was ineligible for the endovascular exclusion procedure. The ICE probe provides accurate information on the anatomy of the posterior aortic arch and thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms and a rapid identification of attachment sites and stent-graft pathology, allowing refinement and improvement of the endovascular strategy

  18. Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma of the kidney: A case report

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    Jia Nan

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Abstract We report a 41-year-old Chinese woman with intravascular large B-cell lymphoma diagnosed by percutaneous renal biopsy. The patient was admitted to Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China with complaints of high spiking fever for a month and bilateral lower limb fatigue with difficulty ambulating for the past 5 months. She had renal dysfunction with a total urinary protein of 5.61 g/dL (56.1 g/L, serum albumin of 2.89 g/dL (28.9 g/L, urea nitrogen of 2.24 mg/dL (1.6 mmol/L, and serum creatinine of 0.54 mg/dL (48 ?mol/L. Bone marrow biopsy revealed myeloproliferative disorder without abnormal myeloid or lymphocytic proliferation. Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography (PET-CT showed marked bilateral swelling and enlargement of the renal parenchyma with splenic enlargement and involvement of multiple vertebrae. Percutaneous renal biopsy showed island-like accumulations of medium to large lymphoid cells in many areas of the interstitium, with round vesicular nuclei containing distinct basophilic nucleoli. Immunohistochemical analysis together with other supportive investigation confirmed the diagnosis of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma. Ten days later, she was started on chemotherapy with CHOP (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, leurocristime and prednisone for a week. Palliative radiotherapy DT 40Gy/20F with other supportive treatment was provided for metastatic foci in the medullary cavity of the sternum, T1-T7. The patient regained muscle strength in both lower limbs and was able to walk again after three weeks. The patient was discharged after hepatic and renal function and proteinuria values had returned to normal. Follow-up data shows the patient to be alive nine months after discharge.

  19. Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: parte 2 - linfomas cutâneos de células T e de células NK Processos linfoproliferativos da pele: part 2 - cutaneous T-cell and NK-cell lymphomas

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    José Antonio Sanches Jr

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    Full Text Available Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK constituem um grupo de doenças linfoproliferativas extranodais atualmente classificadas e subdivididas de acordo com o comportamento clínico segundo consenso da Organização Mundial de Saúde e da Organização Européia para Pesquisa e Tratamento do Câncer. Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK de comportamento clínico indolente compreendem a micose fungóide clássica, a micose fungóide foliculotrópica, a reticulose pagetóide, a cútis laxa granulomatosa, o linfoma cutâneo primário de grande célula anaplásica, a papulose linfomatóide, o linfoma subcutâneo de célula T paniculite-símile e o linfoma cutâneo primário de pequena e média célula T CD4+ pleomórfica. Os linfomas cutâneos de células T/NK de comportamento agressivo incluem a síndrome de Sézary, o linfoma extranodal de célula T/NK, tipo nasal, o linfoma cutâneo primário agressivo de célula T CD8+ epidermotrópica, o linfoma cutâneo de célula T gd e o linfoma cutâneo primário de célula T periférica, não especificado. O linfoma-leucemia de células T do adulto e a neoplasia hematodémica CD4+CD56+, embora considerados linfomas sistêmicos, são aqui abordados por apresentarem-se inicialmente na pele em significativo número de pacientes. O diagnóstico desses processos é realizado pelo exame histopatológico complementado pela análise do fenótipo das células neoplásicas, imprescindível no processo classificatório. O estadiamento para a avaliação da extensão anatômica da doença considera além do envolvimento cutâneo, o estado clínico e histológico dos linfonodos e das vísceras. Avaliação hematológica é fundamental na caracterização da síndrome de Sézary. Os tratamentos preconizados incluem terapêuticas dirigidas exclusivamente à pele, modificadores da resposta biológica e quimioterapia sistêmica.The cutaneous NKT/cell lymphomas are a group of extranodal lymphoproliferative disorders currently classified and subdivided based on their clinical behavior, according to a consensus reached between the World Health Organization and the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer. The cutaneous NKT/cell lymphomas of indolent clinical behavior comprise the classical mycosis fungoides, folliculotropic mycosis fungoides, pagetoid reticulosis, granulomatous slack skin, primary cutaneous anaplastic large cell lymphoma, lymphomatoid papulosis, subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma and primary cutaneous CD4+ small/medium-sized pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma. The aggressive clinical behavior cutaneous NKT/cell lymphomas include Sézary syndrome, extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type, primary cutaneous aggressive epidermotropic CD8+T-cell lymphoma, cutaneous gamma-delta T-cell lymphoma and primary cutaneous peripheral T-cell lymphoma, unspecified. The adult T-cell leukemia lymphoma and CD4+ CD56+ hematodermic neoplasm are considered systemic lymphomas but are addressed in this article for their initial cutaneous manifestations in a significant number of patients. The diagnosis of these processes is based on histological examination complemented by phenotypic analysis of neoplastic cells, which is essential for classification. The recommended staging is based on type and extension of cutaneous involvement, clinical conditions and histological examination of lymph nodes and organs. Hematological assessment is fundamental to characterize Sézary syndrome. The recommended therapies include exclusively cutaneous treatment, biological response modifiers and systemic chemotherapy.

  20. A imagem e a cor no Tratado de Hume: elementos de ontologia política

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    Cesar, Kiraly.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste ensaio investigo a imagem e a cor no Tratado de Hume, de modo a relacionar com a instituição, em oposição à constituição. [...] Abstract in english In this essay I inquiry the image and the color in Hume's Treatise, in the way to relate with the institution, in opposition to the constitution. [...

  1. Contribución del Tratado de Tlatelolco al desarme nuclear y a la no proliferación

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    Full Text Available Este comentario es acerca del Tratado para la Proscripción de las Armas Nucleares en la América Latina (Tratado de Tlatelolco) -que hoy incluye también a todos los Estados del Caribe-, y que acaba de cumplir 40 años de la apertura a su firma en 1967. El 40 aniversario del Tratado dio lugar a la cele [...] bración de un seminario en la ciudad de México, organizado por la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores; en este seminario participó el autor, quien brinda un testimonio directo sobre la importancia del Tratado mencionado. Abstract in english This commentary is about the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latina America (Treaty of Tlatelolco) -which includes also all the Caribbean States- and that has just accomplish 40 years of opening for its signature in 1967. The 40th anniversary of the Treaty gave place to the celebrat [...] ion of a seminary in Mexico City organized by the Foreign Affairs Secretary. The author, who gives us a direct testimony about the importance of this Treaty, participated in the Seminary.

  2. Alterações histológicas e imunoistoquímicas em pâncreas de ratos normais e diabéticos tratados com Syzygium cumini

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    Schossler Deila Rosely Carneiro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da administração oral do extrato da casca de Syzygium cumini sobre o pâncreas de ratos normais e diabéticos. Os animais foram divididos em grupo controle (C, controle tratado (CT, diabético controle (DC e diabético tratado (DT. Os tratados receberam dose diária de 1g kg-1 de peso vivo, durante 30 dias. Os animais foram submetidos à eutanásia e o pâncreas retirado para análise histológica e imunoistoquímica para insulina. Neste estudo observou-se uma diminuição (P<0,001 no número e tamanho das ilhotas pancreáticas, alteração na sua citoarquitetura e diminuição (P<0,0001 do número de células com marcação positiva para insulina nos animais diabéticos em relação aos não diabéticos. Não foi observada diferença entre os animais dos grupos DC e DT e entre os dos grupos C e CT. Estes resultados indicam que o extrato da casca de Syzygium cumini não afeta o número, o tamanho e a citoarquitetura das ilhotas pancreáticas e não promove um aumento no número de células beta em animais tratados com a planta.

  3. Intususcepción de intestino delgado por linfoma a células -T / Small bowel intussusception due to T-cell lymphoma

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    Moisés, Vértiz; Manuel, García; Herbert, Yabar.

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available Paciente de sexo femenino, de 53 años de edad, ama de casa, natural del Departamento de Amazonas, procedente de Lima, donde radicaba desde su juventud, fue admitida en Emergencia del hospital por presentar dolor abdominal tipo cólico persistente, en mesogastrio, con irradiación al hemiabdomen superi [...] or. Además, presentaba tumoración abdominal, de más o menos 8 x 5 x 5 cm, en mesogastrio, móvil, dolorosa y dolor a la descompresión en fosa iliaca derecha; posteriormente, se agregó vómitos en dos oportunidades y pérdida de peso no cuantificado. En el intraoperatorio, se encontró intususcepción del íleon terminal hacia colon ascendente y tumoración de íleon distal. La anatomía patológica de la tumoración demostró linfoma no Hodgkin, fenotipo de células T de grado alto de malignidad. Abstract in english Female patient FPM, 53 year-old, housewife, born in Amazonas, Peru, resident in Lima since teenager, was admitted at Emergency room due to colicky abdominal pain and abdominal tumour about 8 x 5 x 5 cm, in mesogastric area, mobile and painful. She had vomiting in two opportunities and lost undetermi [...] ned weight. During surgery we found terminal ileum intussuception into the ascending large bowel and a tumour mass in terminal ileum. Pathology report informed high degree of malignancy no-Hodgkin T-cell phenotype lymphoma.

  4. Lymphogranuloma venereum and non-Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report / Linfogranuloma venéreo e linfoma não Hodgkin: um relato de caso

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    Mauro Romero Leal, Passos; Wilma Nancy Campos, Arze; Felipe Dinau Leal, Passos; Priscilla Frauches Madureira de, Faria; Renata Queiroz, Varella; Mariana Dinau Leal, Passos; Dennis de Carvalho, Ferreira.

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Linfogranuloma venéreo (LGV) é uma doença sexualmente transmissível e de ocorrência pouco frequente. Relatamos um caso de um adolescente com 17 anos de idade que apresentou uma lesão ulcerativa vegetante a cerca de dois meses na região inguinal direita. Foi diagnosticado como LGV e o paciente foi tr [...] atado com eritromicina. Três meses após o tratamento o paciente apresentou uma nova lesão ulcerativa, muito semelhante à anterior, na região supraclavicular direita. O diagnóstico desta lesão foi de linfoma difuso de células B do tipo não-Hodgkin. Ambas as patologias não são comuns na Cidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil e um médico não deve negligenciar a possibilidade da ocorrência de uma doença sexualmente transmissível (DST). Abstract in english Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is an uncommon, contagious, sexually transmitted disease (STD). We report a case of a 17-year-old teenager who presented with a 2-month-old ulcerous vegetant lesion in the right inguinal region. The patient was diagnosed with LGV and received erythromycin treatment. Th [...] ree months after treatment, he presented with a new ulcerous lesion, very similar to the previous one, in the right supraclavicular region. He was diagnosed with a diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Both diseases are rare in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil, and physicians should not neglect the possibility of STDs in such cases.

  5. Caracterización clínico-epidemiológica de los linfomas en un período de cinco años en Villa Clara / Clinical and epidemiological characterization of lymphomas in a five year-period in Villa Clara

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    Olga Lidia, Alonso Mariño; Ana Luisa, Alonso Mariño; Jorge, Miranda Chaviano.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: Los linfomas de Hodgkin y no Hodgkin son neoplasias malignas derivadas de los componentes celulares del sistema inmune, en particular, de los linfocitos y de sus precursores. Constituyen un grupo muy heterogéneo con amplias diferencias clinicobiológicas, pronósticas y terapéuticas. Obj [...] etivo: Caracterizar algunas variables clínico - epidemiológicas en los linfomas. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y longitudinal entre enero de 2006 y diciembre de 2010 que incluyó a todos los pacientes adultos atendidos en los hospitales Celestino Hernández Robau y Arnaldo Milián Castro, en Santa Clara, Villa Clara. Resultados: Se evaluaron 388 pacientes, con un predominio de edades mayores de 40 años, del sexo masculino y color de la piel blanca. El linfoma no Hodgkin tuvo mayor frecuencia; los factores de riesgo que predominaron fueron pertenecer al sexo masculino y la presencia del virus de Epstein-Barr. En las tres cuartas partes de los pacientes, la localización principal fue ganglionar. De las variedades histológicas del linfoma de Hodgkin la más frecuente fue la esclerosis nodular, mientras que para los linfomas no Hodgkin, fue el folicular. El estadio con mayor número de pacientes fue el III-b para ambos tipos de linfomas. La tercera parte de los pacientes fallecieron; el mayor número correspondió a los linfomas no Hodgkin. Conclusión: Los linfomas tienen una alta morbilidad y mortalidad en los adultos de la provincia de Villa Clara Abstract in english Introduction: Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas are considered malignant neoplasms derived from cellular components of the immune system, in particular, of the lymphocytes and their precursors. They constitute a very heterogeneous group with broad clinical and biological, prognostic and therapeutic [...] differences. Objective: To characterize some clinical and epidemiological variables in lymphomas. Methods: A descriptive and longitudinal study was carried out from January, 2006 to December, 2010, which included all adult patients who were attended at «Dr. Celestino Hernández Robau» and «Arnaldo Milián Castro» Hospitals, in Santa Clara, Villa Clara. Results: A number of 388 patients were evaluated, with a predominance of white male, aged over 40. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma was the most frequent; male sex and the presence of Epstein-Barr virus were identified as predominant risk factors. The main localization of lymphomas was ganglionated in the three- quarter parts of patients. Nodular sclerosing was the most frequent histological variety of Hodgkin lymphomas, while for non-Hodgkin lymphomas it was follicular. The higher number of patients had III-b stage for both types of lymphomas. The third part of patients died; the higher number corresponded to non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Conclusion: Lymphomas has a high morbidity and mortality in adults from Villa Clara province

  6. Tendência das taxas de mortalidade por linfoma não-Hodgkin na Região Sudeste do Brasil, 1980-2007 Trends in mortality rates from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in Southeast Brazil, 1980-2007

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    A mortalidade por linfoma não-Hodgkin vem diminuindo em vários países, porém, para o Brasil, as estimativas apontam crescimento em ambos os sexos. O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a tendência da mortalidade por linfoma não-Hodgkin em indivíduos com 20 ou mais anos, nas capitais da Região Sudeste, entre 1980 e 2007. Utilizou-se como fonte de dados o Sistema de Informações sobre Mortalidade (SIM) e o Departamento de Informática do SUS (DATASUS). A tendência das taxas de mortalidade por linf...

  7. Depletion of extrinsic pathway inhibitor (EPI) sensitizes rabbits to disseminated intravascular coagulation induced with tissue factor: evidence supporting a physiologic role for EPI as a natural anticoagulant.

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    Sandset, P M; Warn-Cramer, B J; Rao, L. V.; Maki, S L; Rapaport, S I

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    Although in vitro experiments have established that extrinsic pathway inhibitor (EPI) is the only known plasma inhibitor of factor VIIa-tissue factor (TF) catalytic activity of potential physiologic significance, evidence of its function in vivo has been lacking. TF-induced intravascular coagulation may occur in patients despite normal plasma levels of EPI and, in our earlier studies, normal plasma EPI levels did not protect rabbits from intravascular coagulation induced by an infusion of pur...

  8. O transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas no tratamento dos linfomas não Hodgkin / Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Renata, Baldissera; Ricardo, Bigni; Abrahão E., Haallack Neto; Daniela F., Dias; Robenilson A., Souza; Carlos S., Chiattone; Cármino A. de, Souza.

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available No final da década de 70, ocorreu o primeiro relato de sucesso com a utilização de quimioterapia de alta dose, seguida de transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas autólogo (TCTH auto), em pacientes com linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH). Desde então, o TCTH autólogo vem se constituindo em um importante i [...] nstrumento na estratégia de tratamento dos LNH. Inúmeros estudos, em vários subtipos de linfomas, têm consolidado o papel do TCTH autólogo, principalmente como resgate em recidivas de doença. O melhor momento para a incorporação desta estratégia depende do subtipo do linfoma, do status de doença previamente ao transplante (sensível ou resistente) e de fatores clínico-biológicos associados à doença. Em recidiva sensível de linfoma difuso de grandes células, o TCTH autólogo é a terapia de escolha. Nestes pacientes, o transplante promove taxas de resposta completa em até 50% dos casos, comparado a aproximadamente 15%, quando esse resgate é realizado com protocolos quimioterápicos convencionais. O seu papel como parte da terapia de indução de remissão não está totalmente estabelecido. Em linfomas indolentes, principalmente folicular, é a terapia de escolha nas recidivas sensíveis à quimioterapia de resgate. Em linfomas de células do manto, o TCTH autólogo tem se incorporado à terapia de primeira linha, como consolidação de remissão. As indicações de TCTH alogênico em LNH têm se limitado aos casos de refratariedade ao tratamento convencional e recidiva pós-transplante autólogo, em pacientes jovens e sem comorbidades, em decorrência da alta toxicidade associada à utilização de regimes de condicionamento mieloablativos. A utilização de regimes de condicionamento de intensidade reduzida tem reduzido a toxicidade e ampliado o seu uso nos LNH recidivados ou refratários. Abstract in english High-dose chemotherapy (HDT) followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT) has proved to provide significant advantage regarding event-free and overall survival in patients with chemosensitive relapses of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) after conventional therapy. These results e [...] ncouraged many investigators to use HDT as part of first-line therapy but the results are contradictory. There is no consensus regarding management of relapsed or refractory DLBCL. In follicular lymphomas, autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT) is considered the treatment of choice for young patients with relapsed disease. Autologous SCT has also been evaluated in prospective trials as first-line treatment for high risk patients at diagnosis, but the results are not yet conclusive. In mantle cell lymphoma, autologous stem cell transplantation has been employed as part of first-line therapy. Allo-SCT for patients with lymphoma was first performed in the mid-1980s. The high transplant-related mortality, seen after myeloablative conditioning, discouraged broader interest in this approach and made further research difficult. The generally lower relapse rates after allo-SCT, the association of GvHD with reduced relapse rates, the increase of relapse rates after ex vivo or in vivo T-cell depletion, and the frequent responses to DLIs all support the existence of a graft-vs.-lymphoma effect. However, further data analysis supports the view that not all lymphomas are equal. While slowly proliferating diseases such as follicular lymphoma seem particularly sensitive targets for allogeneic T-cells, results of allo-SCT with aggressive B-cell lymphomas have been less convincing. Patients with these latter diseases obviously need vigorous debulking of their tumor prior to conditioning. Reduced-intensity conditioning fueled a renaissance of allo-SCT as treatment of lymphoma because the lower expected TRM was highly attractive for a patient population where the transplant-related death rate after myeloablative conditioning had, in many instances, exceeded 50%.

  9. Neuroimágenes estructurales y funcionales en la caracterización del linfoma del SNC / Structural and functional imaging for the characterization of CNS lymphomas

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    Cristina, Besada; Pablo, Schvartzman; Lisandro, Paganini; Daniela, Santa Cruz; Jorge, Funes.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Mostrar los hallazgos en imágenes del compromiso primario o secundario del Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC) por el linfoma, haciendo énfasis en el aporte de la espectroscopía. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron en forma retrospectiva con un equipo de resonancia magnética (RM) de 1.5T 25 casos [...] (16 hombres y 9 mujeres) con diagnóstico histológico de linfoma no Hodgkin y compromiso del SNC. Se destacaron los distintos tipos de presentación en imágenes convencionales con contraste y funcionales en espectroscopía. Se utilizaron técnicas multivoxel con tiempos de eco intermedio y corto. Resultados: Se detectaron 3 patrones principales de presentación de esta patología: parenquimatosa, meníngea y de pares craneanos. Además, se destacaron algunos hallazgos característicos, como compromiso de los espacios perivasculares. La resonancia magnética convencional no fue concluyente en la caracterización del tumor en varios de los casos. En dichos pacientes, el aporte de la espectroscopía fue de gran utilidad. El hallazgo más significativo tanto para los linfomas primarios como para los secundarios fue el aumento de los picos de lípidos y colina. El pico de lípido fue en algunos casos identificado como el metabolito dominante, especialmente en tiempos de eco (TE) corto. No se encontraron diferencias en el patrón espectroscópico entre linfomas primarios y sistémicos. Conclusión: La afectación del SNC por los linfomas presenta una gran variedad de manifestaciones radiológicas, con diferentes patrones de presentación. Esta característica hace difícil la correcta caracterización de estos tumores en forma prequirúrgica sólo con RM convencional. La espectroscopía por RM puede ser de gran utilidad en estas situaciones, demostrando la presencia del pico de lípido. Este hallazgo, presente en un tumor sólido intraxial con realce post contraste sugiere la posibilidad de un linfoma y podría promover la modificación de la estrategia terapéutica y quirúrgica. Abstract in english Purpose: To show the imaging patterns of primary or secondary involvement of the Central Nervous System (CNS) in cases of lymphoma with emphasis in the contribution of spectroscopy. Material and methods: 25 cases (16 males and 9 females) were retrospectively reviewed using a 1.5T magnetic resonance [...] unit. The patients had a histological diagnosis of Non- Hodgkins lymphoma with CNS involvement. The cases were studied with conventional MR with contrast and functional images were obtained with spectroscopy through a multivoxel technique using intermediate and short echo sequences Results: Three main patterns of presentation were identified: parenchymal, meningeal and cranial nerve involvement. Additionally some characteristic findings were detected such as the involvement of perivascular spaces. Conventional MRI was not conclusive in the characterization of several tumors. In such patients spectroscopy proved to be very useful. The most significant findings both in the primary tumors as well as in the secondary lesions were the lipid and choline peaks. The choline peak was in some cases identified as the dominant metabolite, particularly in the short TE echo sequences. No differences were found between the spectroscopic pattern of primary and systemic lymphomas. Conclusion: CNS lymphomas are tumors with a wide range of radiological patterns. This characteristic creates difficulties to characterize them correctly during the pre-surgical phase with conventional MRI alone. MR Spectroscopy may be useful in such cases by demonstrating the lipid peak. This finding only seen in deep intra-axial tumours demonstrated by contrast enhancement supports the presumption of lymphoma and may lead to changes in therapeutic or surgical strategy.

  10. Neuroimágenes estructurales y funcionales en la caracterización del linfoma del SNC Structural and functional imaging for the characterization of CNS lymphomas

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    Cristina Besada

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Mostrar los hallazgos en imágenes del compromiso primario o secundario del Sistema Nervioso Central (SNC por el linfoma, haciendo énfasis en el aporte de la espectroscopía. Material y métodos: Se estudiaron en forma retrospectiva con un equipo de resonancia magnética (RM de 1.5T 25 casos (16 hombres y 9 mujeres con diagnóstico histológico de linfoma no Hodgkin y compromiso del SNC. Se destacaron los distintos tipos de presentación en imágenes convencionales con contraste y funcionales en espectroscopía. Se utilizaron técnicas multivoxel con tiempos de eco intermedio y corto. Resultados: Se detectaron 3 patrones principales de presentación de esta patología: parenquimatosa, meníngea y de pares craneanos. Además, se destacaron algunos hallazgos característicos, como compromiso de los espacios perivasculares. La resonancia magnética convencional no fue concluyente en la caracterización del tumor en varios de los casos. En dichos pacientes, el aporte de la espectroscopía fue de gran utilidad. El hallazgo más significativo tanto para los linfomas primarios como para los secundarios fue el aumento de los picos de lípidos y colina. El pico de lípido fue en algunos casos identificado como el metabolito dominante, especialmente en tiempos de eco (TE corto. No se encontraron diferencias en el patrón espectroscópico entre linfomas primarios y sistémicos. Conclusión: La afectación del SNC por los linfomas presenta una gran variedad de manifestaciones radiológicas, con diferentes patrones de presentación. Esta característica hace difícil la correcta caracterización de estos tumores en forma prequirúrgica sólo con RM convencional. La espectroscopía por RM puede ser de gran utilidad en estas situaciones, demostrando la presencia del pico de lípido. Este hallazgo, presente en un tumor sólido intraxial con realce post contraste sugiere la posibilidad de un linfoma y podría promover la modificación de la estrategia terapéutica y quirúrgica.Purpose: To show the imaging patterns of primary or secondary involvement of the Central Nervous System (CNS in cases of lymphoma with emphasis in the contribution of spectroscopy. Material and methods: 25 cases (16 males and 9 females were retrospectively reviewed using a 1.5T magnetic resonance unit. The patients had a histological diagnosis of Non- Hodgkins lymphoma with CNS involvement. The cases were studied with conventional MR with contrast and functional images were obtained with spectroscopy through a multivoxel technique using intermediate and short echo sequences Results: Three main patterns of presentation were identified: parenchymal, meningeal and cranial nerve involvement. Additionally some characteristic findings were detected such as the involvement of perivascular spaces. Conventional MRI was not conclusive in the characterization of several tumors. In such patients spectroscopy proved to be very useful. The most significant findings both in the primary tumors as well as in the secondary lesions were the lipid and choline peaks. The choline peak was in some cases identified as the dominant metabolite, particularly in the short TE echo sequences. No differences were found between the spectroscopic pattern of primary and systemic lymphomas. Conclusion: CNS lymphomas are tumors with a wide range of radiological patterns. This characteristic creates difficulties to characterize them correctly during the pre-surgical phase with conventional MRI alone. MR Spectroscopy may be useful in such cases by demonstrating the lipid peak. This finding only seen in deep intra-axial tumours demonstrated by contrast enhancement supports the presumption of lymphoma and may lead to changes in therapeutic or surgical strategy.

  11. Classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin: estudo morfológico e imunoistoquímico de 145 casos Classification of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: morphological and immunological study of 145 cases

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    Cristiane Bedran Milito

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    Full Text Available A classificação dos linfomas não-Hodgkin tem sido, ao longo dos últimos trinta anos, motivo de controvérsia. Várias classificações têm sido propostas em busca de um consenso entre patologistas e clínicos. Este trabalho teve como objetivo analisar criticamente três destas classificações através do estudo retrospectivo de 145 casos de linfomas primários de gânglio linfático selecionados do Serviço de Anatomia Patológica do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho, entre 1979 e 1995. Os casos revistos foram classificados pelas propostas da Working Formulation, de Kiel e da Real. Testes imunoistoquímicos com os anticorpos anti-CD45, anti-CD20, anti-CD45RO e anti-CD30 foram realizados. Cento e sete casos (73,7% apresentaram fenótipo B; 33 casos (22,7%, fenótipo T; e quatro casos foram nulos (linfoma anaplásico de grandes células. Foi possível prever o fenótipo pela morfologia em 89,4% dos casos. Os linfomas de alto grau predominaram (59,2%, sendo o linfoma centroblástico o de maior freqüência (31,7% . Os linfomas foliculares representaram 29 casos (20%, com maior incidência dos de grandes células (31% do que dos de pequenas células (27,5%. Quando comparadas as três classificações, observamos que determinados grupos da Working Formulation abrigam múltiplas entidades. Isto se deve ao fato de a classificação da Working Formulation ser baseada somente em achados morfológicos e, por isso, deve ter seu uso desaconselhado. Já a classificação de Kiel e a da Real devem ter o seu emprego estimulado, pois apresentam, além de uma boa análise histopatológica, um estudo imunológico que define entidades biológicas correlacionando-se, quando possível, com a célula de origem.The non-Hodgkin's lymphomas classifications have been a controversial reason for the last thirty years. Many classifications have been proposed trying to achieve a consensus among pathologists and clinicians. The objective of this study was to analyse critically three of these classifications by the retrospective study of 145 cases of lymph nodes primary lymphomas, selected from the department of Pathology of the Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho between 1979 and 1995. The revised cases were classifiedby the proposal of Working Formulation, Kiel and Real. Immunohistochemical detections were employed with antibodies anti-CD45, anti-CD20, anti-CD45RO and anti-CD30. One hundred and seven cases (73.7% showed B phenotype; thirty three cases (22.7%, T phenotype and 4 cases were null (anaplastic large cell lymphomas. It was possible to predict the phenotype by the morphology in 89,4% of the cases.The high grade lymphomas predominated (59.2%, and the centroblastic lymphoma was more frequent (31.7%. The follicular lymphomas account for 29 cases (20%, the large cell type (31% have more incidence than the small cell type (20%. Comparing the three classifications, we observed that certain Working Formulation's groups agglomerate multiple entities. This occurs because it is based only on morphologic characteristics, hence should not be used. Kiel and Real classifications should have their employ stimulated because they present a good histopathologic analysis, a immunologic study that defines biologic entities correlating, whenever possible, with the postulated normal counterpart.

  12. O transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas no tratamento dos linfomas não Hodgkin Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Renata Baldissera

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    Full Text Available No final da década de 70, ocorreu o primeiro relato de sucesso com a utilização de quimioterapia de alta dose, seguida de transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas autólogo (TCTH auto, em pacientes com linfoma não Hodgkin (LNH. Desde então, o TCTH autólogo vem se constituindo em um importante instrumento na estratégia de tratamento dos LNH. Inúmeros estudos, em vários subtipos de linfomas, têm consolidado o papel do TCTH autólogo, principalmente como resgate em recidivas de doença. O melhor momento para a incorporação desta estratégia depende do subtipo do linfoma, do status de doença previamente ao transplante (sensível ou resistente e de fatores clínico-biológicos associados à doença. Em recidiva sensível de linfoma difuso de grandes células, o TCTH autólogo é a terapia de escolha. Nestes pacientes, o transplante promove taxas de resposta completa em até 50% dos casos, comparado a aproximadamente 15%, quando esse resgate é realizado com protocolos quimioterápicos convencionais. O seu papel como parte da terapia de indução de remissão não está totalmente estabelecido. Em linfomas indolentes, principalmente folicular, é a terapia de escolha nas recidivas sensíveis à quimioterapia de resgate. Em linfomas de células do manto, o TCTH autólogo tem se incorporado à terapia de primeira linha, como consolidação de remissão. As indicações de TCTH alogênico em LNH têm se limitado aos casos de refratariedade ao tratamento convencional e recidiva pós-transplante autólogo, em pacientes jovens e sem comorbidades, em decorrência da alta toxicidade associada à utilização de regimes de condicionamento mieloablativos. A utilização de regimes de condicionamento de intensidade reduzida tem reduzido a toxicidade e ampliado o seu uso nos LNH recidivados ou refratários.High-dose chemotherapy (HDT followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation (ABMT has proved to provide significant advantage regarding event-free and overall survival in patients with chemosensitive relapses of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL after conventional therapy. These results encouraged many investigators to use HDT as part of first-line therapy but the results are contradictory. There is no consensus regarding management of relapsed or refractory DLBCL. In follicular lymphomas, autologous stem cell transplantation (SCT is considered the treatment of choice for young patients with relapsed disease. Autologous SCT has also been evaluated in prospective trials as first-line treatment for high risk patients at diagnosis, but the results are not yet conclusive. In mantle cell lymphoma, autologous stem cell transplantation has been employed as part of first-line therapy. Allo-SCT for patients with lymphoma was first performed in the mid-1980s. The high transplant-related mortality, seen after myeloablative conditioning, discouraged broader interest in this approach and made further research difficult. The generally lower relapse rates after allo-SCT, the association of GvHD with reduced relapse rates, the increase of relapse rates after ex vivo or in vivo T-cell depletion, and the frequent responses to DLIs all support the existence of a graft-vs.-lymphoma effect. However, further data analysis supports the view that not all lymphomas are equal. While slowly proliferating diseases such as follicular lymphoma seem particularly sensitive targets for allogeneic T-cells, results of allo-SCT with aggressive B-cell lymphomas have been less convincing. Patients with these latter diseases obviously need vigorous debulking of their tumor prior to conditioning. Reduced-intensity conditioning fueled a renaissance of allo-SCT as treatment of lymphoma because the lower expected TRM was highly attractive for a patient population where the transplant-related death rate after myeloablative conditioning had, in many instances, exceeded 50%.

  13. Déficit de proteína C en un paciente con coagulación intravascular diseminada asociada a sepsis y trombosis venosa profunda: Case report / Protein C deficiency in patient with sepsis-associated disseminated intravascular coagulation and deep vein thrombosis

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    Mauro, Tassin; Pablo, Llarena; Federico, Laffaye; Germán, Kaltenbach.

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    Full Text Available La coagulación intravascular diseminada es un síndrome clinicopatológico que complica a varias enfermedades graves; la sepsis es la causa más común en los pacientes pediátricos. Resulta de una anormal activación del sistema de coagulación, que conduce a la formación de trombos en la microcirculación [...] , y al consumo de plaquetas y factores de la coagulación. Los hallazgos clínicos son variables; las hemorragias son la presentación más frecuente, seguidas de la púrpura y la gangrena de las extremidades (púrpura fulminante). Se presenta el caso de un paciente con coagulación intravascular diseminada asociada a sepsis, con trombosis venosa profunda concomitante. Los estudios permitieron diagnosticar una trombofilia hereditaria asociada a déficit hereditario de proteína C. Abstract in english Disseminate intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a clinical pathological syndrome associated to several diseases. Sepsis is the most common cause in infants and children. DIC results from the anomalous activation of blood coagulation, widespread formation of thrombi in the microcirculation, and consum [...] ption of clotting factors and platelets. Clinical findings are variable; the most common is bleeding, followed by purpura and acral gangrene (purpura fulminans). We report a patient with sepsis associated-DIC and concurrent deep venous thrombosis. The diagnostic evaluation allowed to discover inherited thrombophilia associated to protein C deficiency.

  14. Características anatomoclínicas dos linfomas caninos na região de Botucatu, São Paulo Clinicopathological aspects of canine lymphoma in Botucatu region, São Paulo, Brazil

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    J.L. Sequeira

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    Full Text Available Estudaram-se as características anatomoclínicas dos linfomas em cães da região de Botucatu, São Paulo. O material utilizado foi colhido de 34 cães portadores de linfoma maligno, dos quais nove eram da raça Pastor-Alemão, nove sem raça definida, cinco da raça Boxer, três animais da raça Dobermann e oito outros cada um de uma raça, 68% deles machos. A idade variou de 1 a 13 anos, com média de 6,2 anos. O estabelecimento do estádio dos linfomas foi baseado nos critérios estabelecidos pela Organização Mundial de Saúde. No momento do diagnóstico, 32 animais apresentavam-se nos estádios clínicos III, IV ou V. Apenas dois foram enquadrados no estádio II. A forma anatômica mais freqüente foi a multicêntrica, diagnosticada em 31 animais. A forma tímica, diagnosticada em dois animais, e a digestiva, em um animal, foram as outras formas anatômicas encontradas.This report describes 34 cases of canine lymphoma, all of them referred to the Veterinary Hospital of FMVZ - UNESP in Botucatu - SP, Brazil, comprising, nine German Shepherd dogs, nine mongrels, five Boxers, three Doberman and one of each eigth other breeds. The mean age was 6.2 years, range 1 to 13 years, and 68% of the dogs were males. The stage of the lymphomas was based on the World Health Organization criteria. At the time of diagnosis 32 dogs were at more advanced stages (IIII, IV, and V. Only two dogs were at stage II. The multicentric form was the most common anatomic one. This form was seen in 31 lymphomas. Nevertheless, thymic and alimentary forms were also observed in two and one dogs, respectively.

  15. Linfoma cutâneo primário de grandes células B de apresentação atípica: relato de caso / Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma of atypical presentation: case report

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    Antônio René Diógenes de, Sousa; Igor Santos, Costa; Edmar Fernandes de, Araujo Filho; Natália Braga Hortêncio, Jucá; Weline Lucena Landim, Miranda.

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    Full Text Available Linfomas cutâneos primários são definidos como neoplasias linfocíticas que se apresentam clinicamente na pele sem doença extracutânea no momento do diagnóstico e até por 6 meses após. Os autores relatam o caso de um paciente masculino, idoso, com história de pápulas em axila, há 3 meses, que evoluír [...] am para ulceração. Ao exame, úlcera profunda de bordos irregulares, infiltrados, em axila direita. Exames físico e complementares não evidenciaram doença à distância. O histopatológico mostra infiltrado dérmico denso e difuso de linfócitos atípicos. A imuno-histoquímica evidencia expressão de antígenos CD20 e bcl-2, com CD10 negativo, configurando diagnóstico de linfoma cutâneo difuso de grandes células B. Neste tipo de linfoma, é rara a manifestação cutânea primária, assim como a incidência é menor em homens e a localização, mais comum em membros inferiores Abstract in english Primary cutaneous lymphomas are defined as lymphocytic neoplasias that present themselves clinically in the skin without extracutaneous disease at diagnosis and up to 6 months after it. The authors report the case of an elderly male patient, with a three- month-history of papules in the axilla which [...] evolved into painful ulceration. Examination found deep ulcer with irregular borders ,infiltrates, in the right axilla. Physical and additional examinations did not evidence disease at distance. Histopathology revealed dense and diffuse dermic sample infiltrate of atypical lymphocytes. Imunohistochemistry shows expression of CD20 and bcl-2 antigens , with negative CD10, configuring diagnosis of cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma. In this type of cutaneous lymphoma, primary cutaneous manifestation is rare ,the incidence in men is lower and it is most commonly located in the lower limbs

  16. [Spontaneous coronary artery dissection treated by intravascular ultrasound-guided percutaneous coronary intervention: case report and review of the literature].

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    Ciliberti, Giuseppe; Notaristefano, Francesco; Sclafani, Rocco; Notaristefano, Salvatore; Giombolini, Claudio; Fortunati, Federico; Ambrosio, Giuseppe; Cavallini, Claudio

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    Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a non-atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, which typically affects women with a low cardiovascular risk profile, and its prevalence as a cause of acute coronary syndrome and sudden death is probably under-recognized. The pathophysiology of SCAD consists essentially in the formation of an intramural hematoma, with or without intimal tear, which causes luminal compression and obstruction. The most used technique for the diagnosis of SCAD is coronary angiography. Intravascular imaging tools, such as intravascular ultrasound and optical coherence tomography, provide a more accurate characterization of the coronary wall, allowing diagnosis when angiography is unclear. We present the case of a young woman admitted with typical chest pain associated with electrocardiographic changes and elevated cardiac troponin I. PMID:26156699

  17. Linfoma de células T en el testículo: Presentación de 2 casos clínicos y revisión de la literatura / Testis T-cell lymphoma: Presentation of 2 cases and review

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    Oscar Alberto, Messa Botero; Julio Alexander, Díaz Pérez.

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Presentar dos casos clínicos de linfoma de células T con compromiso testicular diagnosticados y realizar una discusión sobre este tema. Métodos: Caso 1. Hombre de 42 años, con masa y dolor testicular derecho, de 2 meses de evolución. Cuya ecografía testicular evidencio aumento difuso del t [...] amaño del testículo, con alteración de la ecogenicidad. Fue llevado a orquidectomía, diagnosticando con estudios de histopatología e inmunohistoquímica un linfoma de células T periférico inespecífico. Caso 2. Hombre de 44 años quien consulta por aumento de volumen del testículo izquierdo de 3 meses de evolución, con lesiones maculares cutáneas en muslo y espalda de color pardo rojizo, asociadas, con posterior compromiso del testículo derecho. La ecografía muestro testículos aumentados de tamaño, con alteración difusa de su ecogenicidad. Por lo anterior, realizan orquidectomía izquierda. Con el estudio histopatológico e inmunofenotípico, diagnóstico un linfoma no Hodgkin, T periférico no especificado. Conclusión: Los linfomas de células T pueden comprometer los testículos en casos infrecuentes, que merecen especial atención debido al pobre pronóstico de esta enfermedad, y a la necesidad de realizar un adecuado diagnóstico que puede ayudar a implementar mejores estrategias terapéuticas. Abstract in english Objective: To present two clinical cases of testicular T cell lymphomas and perform a review of this condition. Methods/Results: Case 1. Forty-two year old male presenting with painful mass in the right testicle which appeared 2 months earlier. Testicular ultrasound showed diffuse increase in size o [...] f the testicle, with alteration in its echogenicity. The patient underwent orchidectomy, and based on histopathological and immunohistochemical tests, a peripheral nonspecific T cell lymphoma was diagnosed. Case 2. Forty-four year old male who presents with a 3 month history of left testicular enlargement without pain associated with reddish-brown macular lesions in the thigh and back and subsequent involvement of the right side of the scrotum. The ultrasonography showed testicles with increased size, with echogenicity altered diffusely. Left orchidectomy was performed and sent for histopathological and Immunophenotypic study which revealed a non-Hodgkin peripheral T cell lymphoma. Conclusion: T cell lymphomas involve the testis infrequently, which deserve special attention because of the poor prognosis and the need to make an appropriate diagnosis which could lead to a better therapeutic strategy.

  18. Linfoma renal primario: aportación de tres nuevos casos y revisión de la literatura / Primary renal lymphoma: report of three new cases and literature review

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    Fernando, Vázquez Alonso; Carolina, Sánchez Ramos; Francisco Javier, Vicente Prados; Manrique, Pascual Geler; Eduardo, Ruiz Carazo; Patricia, Becerra Massare; Carlos, Funes Padilla; Francisco, Rodríguez Herrera; José Manuel, Cózar Olmo; Miguel, Tallada Buñuel.

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: Se presentan tres casos clínicos de pacientes con linfoma renal primario, su diagnóstico y posterior tratamiento. Métodos: Se realiza una revisión bibliográfica del origen, epidemiología, características clínicas, diagnóstico, tratamiento y pronóstico de esta enfermedad. Resultados: En nu [...] estro primer caso la paciente es diagnosticada tras una nefrectomía radical y tratada posteriormente con seis ciclos de CVP (ciclofosfamida, vincristina, prednisona). En el segundo paciente el diagnóstico se llevó a cabo mediante biopsia renal, administrándose seis ciclos de CHOP (ciclofosfamida, adriamicina, vincristina y prednisona). El último caso se trata de un linfoma secundario a la inmunosupresión en un riñón trasplantado en la que la realización de una trasplantectomía fue suficiente. Todos los casos fueron linfomas no-Hodgkin de células B descartándose el origen extrarenal con biopsia de médula ósea, estando libres de enfermedad tras 15, 7 meses y 6.5 años del diagnóstico respectivamente. Conclusiones: El linfoma renal primario es muy raro. El diagnóstico se realiza mediante biopsia renal aunque con frecuencia se presenta como una masa simulando un cáncer renal y es diagnosticado tras nefrectomía radical. El tratamiento consiste en quimioterapia (CHOP) asociada a rituximab. Abstract in english Objectives: We report the cases of three patients with primary renal lymphoma. Diagnosis and subsequent treatment are discussed. Methods: The literature on the origin, epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of primary renal lymphoma was reviewed. Results: The first p [...] atient was diagnosed after radical nephrectomy and subsequently was given six cycles of CVP (cyclophosphamide, vincristine, prednisone). The diagnosis of the second patient was established by renal biopsy, and the patient received six cycles of CHOP (cyclophosphamide, adriamycin, vincristine and prednisone). The last patient had a lymphoma, secondary to immunosuppression, in a transplanted kidney. In this case transplant nephrectomy sufficed to cure the patient's lymphoma. All patients had B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (an extrarenal origin was ruled out by bone marrow biopsy), and were disease-free 15 months, 7 months, and 6.5 years after diagnosis, respectively. Conclusions: Primary renal lymphoma is rare. Diagnosis is established by renal biopsy, although it often presents as a mass simulating renal cell cancer and diagnosis is obtained after radical nephrectomy. Treatment consists of chemotherapy (CHOP) associated with rituximab.

  19. Linfoma não-Hodgkin apresentando-se como massa hepática única Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as a single liver mass

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    Mila Correia Góis Peixoto

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as principais características de imagem do linfoma não-Hodgkin apresentando-se como massa hepática única. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Realizamos estudo retrospectivo mediante análise de casos de pacientes com massa hepática única aos exames de ultrassonografia, tomografia computadorizada e ressonância magnética, com diagnóstico histológico de linfoma não-Hodgkin. Esses exames foram analisados por dois examinadores em consenso. RESULTADOS: Identificamos três pacientes, todos do sexo masculino, na quinta década de vida, com quadro clínico inespecífico e que apresentavam massa hepática única e com diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin. Na ultrassonografia a lesão hepática apresentava-se como massa com aspecto "em alvo" nos três casos estudados. Na tomografia computadorizada observou-se massa hipodensa e heterogênea, com realce anelar em todos os casos. Na ressonância magnética as lesões apresentavam-se heterogêneas, hipointensas em T1 e hiperintensas em T2, e também com realce anelar após a injeção do contraste. Nenhum paciente apresentava linfonodomegalia ou comprometimento de outras vísceras sólidas no momento do diagnóstico. CONCLUSÃO: Na presença de massa hepática solitária e com aspecto "em alvo" deve-se considerar, entre as hipóteses, o diagnóstico de linfoma.OBJECTIVE: To describe the main imaging findings of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as a single liver mass. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was developed with analysis of cases where a single liver mass was observed at ultrasonography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and histologically diagnosed as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The studies were reviewed by two observers in consensus. RESULTS: Three male patients in the fifth decade of life, with non-specific clinical manifestations and single liver mass diagnosed as non-Hodgkin's lymphoma were identified. A hepatic lesion with target sign was observed at ultrasonography in all of the cases. At computed tomography, all the patients presented a heterogeneous, hypodense mass with a ring enhancement. At magnetic resonance imaging, the lesions were heterogeneous and hypointense on T1-weighted and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. Additionally, a ring enhancement was observed in all of the cases after contrast injection. At the moment of the diagnosis, none of the patients presented lymphadenomegaly or involvement of other solid viscera. CONCLUSION: The diagnosis of hepatic lymphoma should be considered in the presence of a ring-enhanced single liver mass.

  20. Comparison of intravascular ultrasound and angiographic assessment of coronary reference segment size in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus

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    Jensen, Lisette Okkels; Thayssen, Per; Mintz, Gary S; Egede, Rasmus; Maeng, Michael; Junker, Anders; Galloee, Anders; Christiansen, Evald Hoej; Pedersen, Knud Erik; Hansen, Henrik Steen; Hansen, Knud Noerregaard

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    During percutaneous coronary intervention, the reference segment is assessed angiographically. This report described the discrepancy between angiographic and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) assessment of reference segment size in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Preintervention IVUS was used to study 62 de novo lesions in 41 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The lesion site was the image slice with the smallest lumen cross-sectional area (CSA). The proximal and distal reference segm...

  1. Unusual Manifestation of Intravascular Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Severe Hypercalcemia with Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein

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    Ha, Jung Min; Kim, Eun; Lee, Woo Joo; Hwang, Ji-Won; Yune, Sehyo; Ko, Young Hyeh; Choi, Joon Young; KIM, SEOK JIN; Kim, Won Seog

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    Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It usually presents with nonspecific symptoms, such as fever, rather than with overt lymphadenopathy. Reports of hypercalcemia, as the initial presentation of IVLBCL, are limited in the literature, despite it being a well-known complication of various solid cancers. We present a 68-year-old male with severe hypercalcemia and increased levels of serum parathyroid hormone-related protein. He was diagnosed wi...

  2. Multicenter assessment of the reproducibility of volumetric radiofrequency-based intravascular ultrasound measurements in coronary lesions that were consecutively stented

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    Huisman, Jennifer; Egede, Rasmus; Rdzanek, Adam; Böse, Dirk; Erbel, Raimund; Kochman, Janusz; Jensen, Lisette Okkels; van der Palen, Job; Hartmann, Marc; Mintz, Gary S; von Birgelen, Clemens

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    To assess in a multicenter design the between-center reproducibility of volumetric virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) measurements with a semi-automated, computer-assisted contour detection system in coronary lesions that were consecutively stented. To evaluate the reproducibility of volumetric VH-IVUS measurements, experienced analysts of 4 European IVUS centers performed independent analyses (in total 8,052 cross-sectional analyses) to obtain volumetric data of 40 coronary se...

  3. Subacute fat-embolism-like syndrome following high-volume intramuscular and accidental intravascular injection of mineral oil

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    Hjort, Mathias; Hoegberg, Lotte Christine Groth; Jansen, Tejs; Almind, Merete

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    Objective. We present a rare case of subacute fat-embolism-like syndrome (FES-like) following intravascular injection of mineral oil-steroid solution with delayed diagnosis, acute onset of pulmonary distress, and transient clinical deterioration. Case report. A 40-year-old man was admitted following as a pedestrian being hit by a car. Examinations revealed sternum fracture and lung contusion. The patient was discharged with oral analgesics. Seven days later he returned presenting with coughing, ...

  4. Relationship among coronary plaque compliance, coronary risk factors and tissue characteristics evaluated by integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound

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    Ishihara Yoshiyuki; Kawasaki Masanori; Hattori Arihiro; Imai Hajime; Takahashi Shigekiyo; Sato Hironobu; Kubota Tomoki; Okubo Munenori; Ojio Shinsuke; Nishigaki Kazuhiko; Takemura Genzou; Fujiwara Hisayoshi; Minatoguchi Shinya

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    Abstract Background The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the mechanical properties of coronary plaques and plaque behavior, and to elucidate the relationship among tissue characteristics of coronary plaques, mechanical properties and coronary risk factors using integrated backscatter intravascular ultrasound (IB-IVUS). Methods Non-targeted plaques with moderate stenosis (plaque burden at the minimal lumen site: 50-70%) located proximal to the site of the percutaneous coronary inte...

  5. Adult-onset Still's Disease with Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and Multiple Organ Dysfunctions Dramatically Treated with Cyclosporine A

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    Park, Jae-Hong; Bae, Joong Ho; Choi, Yeon-Soo; Lee, Hye-Soon; Jun, Jae-Bum; Jung, Sungsoo; Yoo, Dae-Hyun; Bae, Sang-Cheol; Kim, Tae-Hwan

    2004-01-01

    Severe systemic manifestations of adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) are often fatal and occasionally related to hemophagocytic syndrome (HS). We describe the case of a 49-yr-old woman with AOSD presenting with non-remitting high fever, confusion, jaundice, hepatosplenomegaly, serositis, azotemia, pancytopenia, coagulopathy with disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), hyperferritinemia, acute acalculous cholecystitis and ileocolitis noted in computed tomographic images. The patient had ...

  6. Eptifibatide-Induced Thrombocytopenia: with Thrombosis and Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Immediately after Left Main Coronary Artery Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty

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    Tempelhof, Michael W.; Benzuly, Keith H.; Fintel, Dan; Krichavsky, Marc Z.

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    Early clinical trials of eptifibatide did not show a significant association between eptifibatide and the development of thrombocytopenia, thrombosis, or disseminated intravascular coagulation. However, more recent literature has suggested a significant association between eptifibatide and the development of thrombocytopenia and thrombosis. Although the true incidence and the pathophysiology of these associations are unknown, the development of these events can be life-threatening. Herein, we...

  7. Acute renal failure as the presenting sign of disseminated intravascular coagulation in a patient with metastatic prostate cancer

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    Ohashi R; Hosokawa Y; Kimura G; Kondo Y.; Tanaka K.; Tsuchiya S

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    Ryuji Ohashi,1 Yusuke Hosokawa,2 Go Kimura,3 Yukihiro Kondo,3 Keiji Tanaka,2 Shinichi Tsuchiya11Division of Diagnostic Pathology, 2Department of Intensive and Cardiac Care Unit, 3Department of Urology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is the most frequent coagulation disorder in patients with prostate cancer. However, renal involvement in DIC associated with prostate cancer has rarely been documented. Herein, we present a case of metast...

  8. Determination of regional flow by use of intravascular PET tracers: microvascular theory and experimental validation for pig livers

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    Munk, O L; Bass, L; Feng, H; Keiding, S

    2003-01-01

    Today, the standard approach for the kinetic analysis of dynamic PET studies is compartment models, in which the tracer and its metabolites are confined to a few well-mixed compartments. We examine whether the standard model is suitable for modern PET data or whether theories including more physiologic realism can advance the interpretation of dynamic PET data. A more detailed microvascular theory is developed for intravascular tracers in single-capillary and multiple-capillary systems. The micr...

  9. Between-centre reproducibility of volumetric intravascular ultrasound radiofrequency-based analyses in mild-to-moderate coronary atherosclerosis

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    Huisman, Jennifer; Egede, Rasmus; Rdzanek, Adam; Böse, Dirk; Erbel, Raimund; Kochman, Janusz; Jensen, Lisette Okkels; van de Palen, Job; Hartmann, Marc; Mintz, Gary S; von Birgelen, Clemens

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    AIMS: To assess for the first time in a multicentre design the between-centre reproducibility of volumetric virtual histology intravascular ultrasound (VH-IVUS) measurements with a semi-automated, computerassisted contour detection system in mild-to-moderately diseased coronary segments. METHODS AND RESULTS: Analysts of four European IVUS centres performed independent IVUS analyses (in total 7,188 cross-sectional analyses) and obtained volumetric data to evaluate the reproducibility of volumetri...

  10. Direct sGC Activation Bypasses NO Scavenging Reactions of Intravascular Free Oxy-Hemoglobin and Limits Vasoconstriction

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    Raat, Nicolaas J.H.; Tabima, D. Marcela; Specht, Patricia A.C.; Tejero, Jesús; Champion, Hunter C.; Kim-Shapiro, Daniel B.; Baust, Jeff; Mik, Egbert G; Hildesheim, Mariana; Stasch, Johannes-Peter; Becker, Eva-Maria; Truebel, Hubert; Gladwin, Mark T

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    Aims: Hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers (HBOC) provide a potential alternative to red blood cell (RBC) transfusion. Their clinical application has been limited by adverse effects, in large part thought to be mediated by the intravascular scavenging of the vasodilator nitric oxide (NO) by cell-free plasma oxy-hemoglobin. Free hemoglobin may also cause endothelial dysfunction and platelet activation in hemolytic diseases and after transfusion of aged stored RBCs. The new soluble guanylate cyclas...

  11. Long-Term Treatment Outcomes after Intravascular Ultrasound Evaluation and Stent Placement for Atherosclerotic Subclavian Artery Obstructive Lesions

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    Wada, Takeshi; Takayama, Katsutoshi; Taoka, Toshiaki; Nakagawa, Hiroyuki; Myouchin, Kaoru; Miyasaka, Toshiteru; Akashi, Toshiaki; Sakamoto, Masahiko; Kichikawa, Kimihiko

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    The objective of this study was to determine long-term outcomes after stent placement for subclavian artery (SA) obstructive lesions assisted by intraoperative intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). The study included 25 lesions in 24 patients who underwent stent placement assisted by intraoperative IVUS for subclavian artery stenosis or obstruction at our hospital between January 2003 and August 2010. Outcome was evaluated based on the results within 30 postoperative days (technical success rate, ...

  12. Effects of intravascular volume expansion on the cardiovascular response to naloxone in a canine model of severe endotoxin shock.

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    Evans, S F; Hinds, C J; Varley, J G

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    The specific opiate receptor antagonist, naloxone, can produce haemodynamic improvement and increased survival in experimental shock. The efficacy of naloxone therapy in a canine model of endotoxin shock has been evaluated both with and without intravascular volume replacement. Animals were anaesthetized with alpha-chloralose and allowed to breathe spontaneously. A large bolus dose of endotoxin was followed by a continuous infusion and treatment was instituted one hour after the endotoxin bol...

  13. The qualitative assessment of biodegradable coronary stents with the use of intravascular ultrasound, optical coherence tomography and histology

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    Gül, Burcu

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    Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the most common treatment for coronary artery disease (CAD). The first form of PCI introduced was balloon angioplasty. After that, the advent of coronary stents (tubular wire mesh for intravascular mechanical support) led to a new era in interventional cardiology. Through the implantation of bare metal stents (BMS), all three limitations of balloon angioplasty – coronary artery dissection, elastic recoil and negative remodelling – are prevented. Unf...

  14. Successful directional atherectomy of de novo coronary lesions assessed with three-dimensional intravascular ultrasound and angiographic follow-up.

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    Birgelen, C. von; Mintz, G.S.; de Vrey, E A; Kimura, T; Popma, J.J.; Serruys, P.W.J.C.; Leon, M B; de Feyter, P.J.; Nobuyoshi, M.

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    Recent histopathologic and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) data indicate that inadequate compensatory enlargement of atherosclerotic lesions contributes to the development of significant arterial stenoses. Such lesions may contain less plaque, which may have implications for atheroablative interventions. In this study, we compared lesions with (group A, n = 16) and without inadequate compensatory enlargement (group B, n = 30) as determined by IVUS. The acute results and the follow-up lumen di...

  15. Intravascular disorders of microcirculation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: the results of clinical and morphological examination

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    1999-05-01

    We have evaluated the results of clinical and morphological study of microcirculation and its intravascular factors in 120 patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Conjunctival biomicroscopy with quantitative evaluation of microcirculatory changes we performed. This data were compared with the results of laboratory study of erythrocytes and thrombocytes aggregation, some plasma hemostasis indices and morphological examination of microcirculation. The results of conjunctival biomicroscopy showed the close correlation between the clinical severity of the disease, the degree of respiratory failure and the degree of microcirculatory disorders. Progress of the disease with the development of respiratory failure and cor pulmonale was characterized by the expansion of the process of erythrocytes aggregation to the whole parts of the microcirculatory bad and was associated with perivascular hemorrhages. In some patients with severe COPD laboratory data showed chronic disseminated intravascular microcoagulation (DVS-syndrome). Intravascular platelets, erythrocytes and mixed aggregates which completely cork the vessels and compressed endothelium were uncovered by electron microscopy. Platelets membrane injuring with its degranulation was seen. This discovered correlation between microcirculatory abnormalities in lungs and in conjunctiva in patients with COPD demonstrate that this abnormalities of microcirculation are prevalent. This allows to use in clinical accessible and informative method of conjunctival biomicroscopy to estimate the condition of microcirculation in this pathology.

  16. Injeção intravascular acidental de ropivacaína a 0,5% durante a realização de anestesia peridural torácica: relato de casos Inyección intravascular accidental de ropivacaína a 0,5% durante la realización de anestesia peridural torácica: relato de casos Accidental intravascular injection of 0.5% ropivacaine during thoracic epidural anesthesia: case reports

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    Fábio Geraldo Curtis; Robson Furlani; Yara Marcondes Machado Castiglia

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    JUSTIFICATIVA E OBJETIVOS: A ropivacaína foi introduzida na prática clínica há pouco mais de dez anos, associando-se a baixo risco de complicações do sistema nervoso central e cardiovascular. O objetivo destes relatos é apresentar um caso de parada cardíaca e outro de toxicidade neurológica, após injeção intravascular acidental da ropivacaína, durante a realização de anestesias peridurais. RELATO DOS CASOS: Trata-se de duas pacientes submetidas a cirurgias plásticas estéticas sob anestesia pe...

  17. Enfermedad Celiaca y Obstrucción Intestinal por Linfoma de Células T / Celiac disease and intestinal obstruction by T cell lymphoma

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    Augusto, Vera; Oscar, Frisancho; Alejandro, Yábar; Wilmer, Carrasco.

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Paciente varón de 55 años, raza blanca (ascendencia española), natural y procedente de Ayacucho, que ingresó por una enfermedad de seis meses de evolución, caracterizada por dolor abdominal tipo cólico y baja ponderal de 10 Kg. Había estado hospitalizado seis meses antes y dado de alta con el diagnó [...] stico de síndrome de intestino irritable. Entre sus antecedentes refería intolerancia a la lactosa y artritis reumatoidea. Los exámenes mostraron: Hb:12 g/dl, leucocitos: 5260 cel/mm, abastonados: 11%, albúmina: 2,7 mg/ml y VSG: 33mm/h. El resto de exámenes -incluyendo los marcadores tumorales- fueron normales. El tránsito gastrointestinal mostraba las asas delgadas con fragmentación del bario y dilatación focal moderada de un asa yeyunal distal. La tomografía de tórax, abdomen y pelvis sin alteraciones; Rx tórax normal. La colonoscopia fue normal; el íleon tenía pocos pliegues y pequeñas nodulaciones, las biopsias indicaron "ileitis inespecífica". La endoscopia mostró gastritis y una cicatriz de úlcera duodenal; la mucosa duodenal mostraba áreas con aspecto de mosaico rosado-blanquecino. La biopsia duodenal evidenció acortamiento de vellosidades, infiltrado inflamatorio crónico e incremento de linfocitos intraepiteliales, hallazgos compatibles con los criterios de celiaquía Marsh-tipo 3. Los anticuerpos IgA antiendomisio y antitransglutaminasa tisular estaban incrementados. Durante su hospitalización aumentó el dolor y aparecieron signos de obstrucción. En la laparotomía se encontraron una tumoración yeyunal estenosante y una perforación adyacente. El espécimen mostró un linfoma intestinal de células T. Se ha demostrado que existen más celiacos subclínicos que celiacos con esprue clásico; el conocimiento de esta situación nos debe llevar a tenerla presente por sus complicaciones o asociaciones, una de las cuales es el linfoma primario intestinal. Abstract in english A male patient, 55 years old, born in Ayacucho, with Spanish ancestors, was hospitalized through emergency referring abdominal pain, and 10 kilograms weight loss. Six months before he was diagnosed as having irritable bowel syndrome. His previous diseases were rheumatoid arthritis and intolerance to [...] lactose. Laboratory results were: Hb 12 gr./dL, white cells 5200 per mm3, albumin 2.7 gr./dL, erythrocyte sedimentation rate 32 mm/hr., and tumor markers were negative. Radiographic study of the small bowel showed barium fragmentation, and a focal dilation in distal jejunum. Chest X-ray and CT scan of thorax, abdomen and pelvis were normal. Colonoscopy was normal for colonic mucosa, but in ileum it showed an irregular mucosa, little nodules and fewer folds than usual. Biopsy from ileum demonstrated unspecific inflammation. Upper endoscopy showed gastritis, a duodenum scar ulcer and an irregular mosaic pattern pink and white. Duodenum biopsy demonstrated short villi, chronic inflammation and an increase in the number of intraepithelial lymphocytes, all these was consistent with celiac disease Marsh 3. Antibodies anti-endomisium and anti-transglutaminase were positive. After some days he developed signs of bowel obstruction and was operated. A tumor was found in jejunum with a bowel perforation. Pathological study showed a small bowel T-cell lymphoma. Fortunately this patient did well, and was sent home to continue treatment on ambulatory basis. Celiac disease is more common than what is thought, and it has been demonstrated that there are more persons with subclinical celiac disease, than those with the typical clinical pattern. It is necessary to be aware of this disease to improve diagnosis in order to avoid late complications as small bowel lymphoma.

  18. Linfomas plasmoblásticos del tracto gastrointestinal en pacientes con sida / Plasmablastic lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract in AIDS patients

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    Alejandro, Avilés-Salas; Roberto, Herrera-Goepfert; Diana, Aguilar-León; Myrna, Candelaria-Hernández; Erasmo, Martínez-Cordero; Marcelo, Corti.

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV) tienen 200 veces más riesgo de desarrollar un linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH) con respecto a la población general. El linfoma plasmoblástico (LP) representa menos del 3% de todos los LNH asociados con el HIV. El objetivo de este est [...] udio es informar las características clínico-patológicas de 5 pacientes con enfermedad HIV/sida y LP del tracto gastrointestinal. Se revisaron de forma retrospectiva los casos de LP del tracto gastrointestinal diagnosticados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México en el periodo comprendido entre los años 2000 al 2009. Se analizaron las características clínico-patológicas y se realizaron cortes de bloques de tejidos embebidos en parafina para reacciones de inmunohistoquímica. La presencia del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB) se examinó por reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR) in situ. De los cinco pacientes, cuatro fueron hombres y una mujer, con una mediana de edad de 29 años. Tres tumores se localizaron en la región anorrectal, uno en colon ascendente y el restante en el estómago. Histológicamente, todos los tumores se caracterizaron por una proliferación difusa de células grandes de aspecto plasmoblástico. Las células neoplásicas fueron CD 138/MUM-1 positivas y CD 20 / PAX-5 negativas. En cuatro pacientes se detectó el genoma del VEB en las células neoplásicas mediante PCR in situ. La mediana de seguimiento fue 18 meses; tres pacientes estaban vivos con enfermedad y dos sobreviven sin evidencias de la neoplasia. El diagnóstico precoz de LP como una entidad clínico-patológica es importante para establecer el tratamiento correcto y mejorar el pronóstico de estos pacientes. Abstract in english The risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is 200 times higher in HIV-positive patients than otherwise healthy persons. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PL) represents [...] ointestinal tract in 5 patients with HIV/aids disease. We performed a retrospective study of PL of the gastrointestinal tract diagnosed at the National Institute of Cancer at Mexico City, from 2000 to 2009. Clinical and pathological information was obtained and immunohistochemical studies were performed in paraffin-embedded tissue sections. The presence of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) was examined by in situ polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Four male and 1 female were included with a median of age of 29 years. Three tumors involved the ano-rectal area, one tumor the ascendant colon and one tumor the stomach. All tumors were histologically characterized by a monotonous proliferation of large lymphoid cell with plasmablastic features. Tumor cells were CD 138 / MUM-1positive and CD 20 / PAX-5 negative in all cases. EVB genome was detected by in situ PCR in 4 cases. The median of follow-up was 18 months, and revealed that three patients are alive with neoplasm disease and two patients are still alive with no evidence of the neoplasm. Recognition of this entity by pathologists and clinicians is important in order to establish the correct diagnosis and the early treatment of these patients.

  19. Linfomas plasmoblásticos del tracto gastrointestinal en pacientes con sida Plasmablastic lymphoma of the gastrointestinal tract in AIDS patients

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    Alejandro Avilés-Salas

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con infección por el virus de inmunodeficiencia humana (HIV tienen 200 veces más riesgo de desarrollar un linfoma no Hodgkin (LNH con respecto a la población general. El linfoma plasmoblástico (LP representa menos del 3% de todos los LNH asociados con el HIV. El objetivo de este estudio es informar las características clínico-patológicas de 5 pacientes con enfermedad HIV/sida y LP del tracto gastrointestinal. Se revisaron de forma retrospectiva los casos de LP del tracto gastrointestinal diagnosticados en el Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de la Ciudad de México en el periodo comprendido entre los años 2000 al 2009. Se analizaron las características clínico-patológicas y se realizaron cortes de bloques de tejidos embebidos en parafina para reacciones de inmunohistoquímica. La presencia del virus de Epstein Barr (VEB se examinó por reacción en cadena de la polimerasa (PCR in situ. De los cinco pacientes, cuatro fueron hombres y una mujer, con una mediana de edad de 29 años. Tres tumores se localizaron en la región anorrectal, uno en colon ascendente y el restante en el estómago. Histológicamente, todos los tumores se caracterizaron por una proliferación difusa de células grandes de aspecto plasmoblástico. Las células neoplásicas fueron CD 138/MUM-1 positivas y CD 20 / PAX-5 negativas. En cuatro pacientes se detectó el genoma del VEB en las células neoplásicas mediante PCR in situ. La mediana de seguimiento fue 18 meses; tres pacientes estaban vivos con enfermedad y dos sobreviven sin evidencias de la neoplasia. El diagnóstico precoz de LP como una entidad clínico-patológica es importante para establecer el tratamiento correcto y mejorar el pronóstico de estos pacientes.The risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL is 200 times higher in HIV-positive patients than otherwise healthy persons. Plasmablastic lymphoma (PL represents < 3% of all NHL associated with HIV infection. The aim of this study was to review the clinical-pathologic features of PL of the gastrointestinal tract in 5 patients with HIV/aids disease. We performed a retrospective study of PL of the gastrointestinal tract diagnosed at the National Institute of Cancer at Mexico City, from 2000 to 2009. Clinical and pathological information was obtained and immunohistochemical studies were performed in paraffin-embedded tissue sections. The presence of Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV was examined by in situ polymerase chain reaction (PCR. Four male and 1 female were included with a median of age of 29 years. Three tumors involved the ano-rectal area, one tumor the ascendant colon and one tumor the stomach. All tumors were histologically characterized by a monotonous proliferation of large lymphoid cell with plasmablastic features. Tumor cells were CD 138 / MUM-1positive and CD 20 / PAX-5 negative in all cases. EVB genome was detected by in situ PCR in 4 cases. The median of follow-up was 18 months, and revealed that three patients are alive with neoplasm disease and two patients are still alive with no evidence of the neoplasm. Recognition of this entity by pathologists and clinicians is important in order to establish the correct diagnosis and the early treatment of these patients.

  20. Insuficiência respiratória aguda causada por pneumonia em organização secundária à terapia antineoplásica para linfoma não Hodgkin Acute respiratory failure caused by organizing pneumonia secondary to antineoplastic therapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

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    Adriell Ramalho Santana; Fábio Ferreira Amorim; Paulo Henrique Alves Soares; Edmilson Bastos de Moura; Marcelo Oliveira Maia

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    Doenças difusas do parênquima pulmonar pertencem a um grupo de doenças de evolução geralmente subaguda ou crônica, mas que podem determinar insuficiência respiratória aguda. Paciente masculino, 37 anos, em terapia para linfoma não Hodgkin, admitido com tosse seca, febre, dispneia e insuficiência respiratória aguda hipoxêmica. Iniciadas ventilação mecânica e antibioticoterapia, porém houve evolução desfavorável. Tomografia computadorizada de tórax mostrava opacidades pulmonares em "vidro fosco...

  1. Linfoma T intestinal monomórfico CD56+. Primer caso informado en Colombia y revisión de la literatura / Monomorphic Intestinal T-Cell Lymphoma. First reported case in Colombia and review of the literature

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    Diana Lucía, Martínez-Baquero; Leandro, Galvis-Moreno; Jinneth, Acosta-Forero; Orlando, Ricaurte-Guerrero.

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    Full Text Available Se informa el caso de una mujer de 80 años con hallazgo incidental de masa abdominal en mesogastrio. Se le realiza resección de intestino delgado por sospecha de absceso con síndrome adherencial. El estudio patológico de la pieza quirúrgica demostró compromiso por linfoma no Hodgkin T monomórfico CD [...] 56+. Los linfomas T del tubo digestivo son inusuales; corresponden al 5% de las neoplasias linfoides de esta localización. El linfoma