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  1. COMPROMISO SISTÉMICO POR LINFOMA INTRAVASCULAR DE CÉLULA GRANDE COMPROMISSO SISTÉMICO POR LINFOMA INTRAVASCULAR DE CÉLULA GRANDE SYSTEMIC COMPROMISE FROM LARGE CELL INTRAVASCULAR LYMPHOMA

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    JOSÉ J. ARIAS A.

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el primer caso de linfoma intravascular de célula grande, una variante del linfoma de células B grandes difuso, diagnosticado en el Hospital Militar Central de Bogotá, en una mujer adulta mayor, quien consultó por un síndrome febril prolongado, pérdida de peso, síntomas constitucionales y quien veinte días antes del ingreso perdió fuerza progresiva, hasta la paraplejia. Se iniciaron estudios para descartar enfermedades neoplásicas, infecciosas y autoinmunes, pero falleció el día catorce de su hospitalización. El estudio post-mortem, realizado cinco horas después, mostró una lesión tumoral maligna de célula grande, limitada a los espacios vasculares de múltiples vísceras. Se planteó como diagnóstico una neoplasia de origen linfoide, que se confirmó posteriormente mediante pruebas inmunohistoquímicas.Apresenta-se o primeiro caso de linfoma intravascular de célula grande, uma variante do linfoma de células B grandes difuso, diagnosticado no Hospital Militar Central de Bogotá, numa mulher adulta maior, quem conferiu por uma síndrome febril prolongado, perda de peso, sintomas constitucionais e quem vinte dias antes do rendimento perdeu força progressiva, até a paraplegia. Iniciaram-se estudos para descartar doenças neoplásicas, infecciosas e auto-imunes, mas faleceu o dia quatorze de sua hospitalização. O estudo post-mortem, realizado cinco horas depois, mostrou uma lesão tumoral maligna de célula grande, limitada aos espaços vasculares de múltiples vísceras. Propôs-se como diagnóstico uma neoplasia de origem linfóide, que se confirmou posteriormente mediante provas inmunohistoquímicas.This is the first case of intravascular large cell lymphoma diagnosed at the Hospital Militar de Bogota, in an adult female who presented with chronic fever, weight loss, constitutional symptoms and progressive motor deterioration for the previous 20 days to the point of paraplegia. A work up was carried out to rule out neoplastic diseases, infections or autoimmune diseases, but she died on the fourteen hospital day. The autopsy, performed 5 hours post mortem, showed an intravascular large cell malignancy, limited to the vascular spaces of multiple organs. The lymphomatous origin was confirmed posteriorly by immunochemical tests.

  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 Gástrico Primario

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    Fernando Barreda B

    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 antibioticoterapia. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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...

  10. 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

    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 hiperplasia 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.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.

  11. Intravascular ultrasound

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    IVUS; Ultrasound - coronary artery; Endovascular ultrasound; Intravascular echocardiography ... A tiny ultrasound wand is attached to the top of a thin tube called a catheter. This ultrasound catheter is inserted ...

  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. Transplante de células-tronco hematopoéticas em linfoma Hodgkin

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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  14. Linfoma de Burkitt abdominal

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    José Ridal González Álvarez

    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 incrementándose, 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.

  15. 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. [...

  16. Linfoma óseo primario

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    Onilda Labrada Silva

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma primario de hueso es definido histológicamente como un linfoma extra ganglionar, afecta los huesos y puede ser desarrollado por una enfermedad sistémica. Se presentó un caso de linfoma óseo primario en el Hospital General Docente “Ernesto Guevara de la Serna” de las Tunas en el año 2013, descrito como una forma muy rara de manifestación de los linfomas. Paciente masculino de 72 años de edad, con dolor a nivel del calcáneo derecho, inflamación e impotencia funcional. Se realizaron estudios imaginológicos que revelaron la existencia de osteoporosis y un tumor óseo primario de tipo linfomatoso

  17. Linfoma de Burkitt Burkitt lymphoma

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    Fernando Sierra Arego

    2012-03-01

    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.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.

  18. Linfoma de Burkitt / Burkitt lymphoma

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    Fernando, Sierra Arego; Carlos Michel, López Rodríguez.

    2012-03-01

    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. [...

  19. 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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  20. 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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    2011-10-01

    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.

  4. Intravascular malignant lymphomatosis

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    Intravascular malignant lymphomatosis is a rare and probably often overlooked disease characterised by massive intravascular proliferation of lymphoid cells, usually with a poor prognosis. CT and MRI appearances are nonspecific; the most suggestive finding being both asymmetrical, bilateral, contrast enhancing high-signal areas on T2 weighting and infarct-like lesions of the cortex and basal ganglia. We report two patients with previously unreported dural and spinal cord involvement. (orig.)

  5. 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.

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

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    Roseana de Almeida Freitas

    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 região 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.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 the 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Linfoma no Hodgkin testicular con compromiso de tejidos blandos

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

    2008-01-01

    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...

  9. 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.

  10. 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).

  11. tratados internacionales en Colombia

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    Hernán Alejandro Olano García

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El autor presenta un trabajo con los aspectos más destacados de la jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional colombiana en torno al control jurisdiccional de constitucionalidad de los tratados públicos internacionales, la cual es previa al canje de instrumentos de ratificación, automática, puesto que en caso de no enviarse a la Corte ésta conoce directamente, ya que el control comprende la revisión constitucional del tratado y de su ley aprobatoria.

  12. 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.

    2001-06-01

    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.

  13. Linfoma nasal de células T asesinas naturales

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    MARÍA CLAUDIA CHAVARRIAGA

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma nasal de células T asesinas naturales, también conocido como granuloma letal de la línea media, es una entidad poco frecuente. Se trata de un linfoma extraganglionar de comportamiento agresivo que, usualmente, se origina en la cavidad nasal, prevalente en países orientales y en hombres en la tercera década de la vida. Su asociación con infección por el virus de Epstein-Barr actualmente está bien documentada. Su tratamiento es aún controvertido; la tendencia actual está a favor de la radioterapia. A continuación se presenta un caso de linfoma nasal de células T asesinas naturales y la revisión de la literatura, con el fin de proveer un mayor entendimiento de la enfermedad.

  14. 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.

  15. Coagulación intravascular diseminada = Disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Arango Barrientos, Marcos

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    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.

  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

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    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 ...

  17. How Is Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Treated?

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  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Linfomas del tubo digestivo y glándulas anexas en pacientes con SIDA. Serie de casos

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    Marcelo Corti

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    linfoma. La incidencia global de linfomas (primarios del sistema nervioso central, no Hodgkin sistémicos y de Hodgkin durante el período de estudio fue de 2,9% (54 casos; 17 pacientes (32% tuvieron diagnóstico de LNH sistémicos; 10 (58,8% de ellos tuvieron presentación extranodal al momento del inicio de las manifestaciones clínicas y 8 (80% comprometieron el tubo digestivo y las glándulas anexas (parótida, cavum, esófago, estómago, duodeno, colon derecho en 2 casos e hígado en el restante, como LNH primarios, de alto grado y de fenotipo "B". Todos los pacientes presentaron síntomas "B" al momento del diagnóstico. De acuerdo con los criterios de estadificación de Lugano, 4 se encontraban en el estadio I, 2 pertenecían al IIa y uno al III y al IV, respectivamente. El linfoma de duodeno fue el único de tipo Burkitt en esta serie y se detectó el genoma del virus de Epstein-Barr en las muestras de biopsias del tumor, así como también en el que comprometió el hígado. Cuatro pacientes recibieron tratamiento con quimioterapia sistémica más factor estimulante de colonias de granulocitos y TARGA; 2 de ellos (cavum y uno de los de colon tienen una sobrevida prolongada con reconstitución inmune luego de 5 y 6 años del diagnóstico, respectivamente. La mediana de supervivencia de los pacientes tratados con TARGA más quimioterapia fue de 33 meses. La mediana de supervivencia de los otros pacientes fue de 90 días. Conclusión: los LNH del tracto gastrointestinal son una grave complicación de la enfermedad VIH/SIDA avanzada. El diagnóstico precoz seguido del tratamiento combinado de quimioterapia más TARGA mejora el pronóstico y la supervivencia de estos pacientes.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Doença de Behçet e linfoma. Associação fortuita?

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

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    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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

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

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    Ashley Efraín Alarcon-Rozas

    2002-04-01

    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 pacientes 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.

  14. 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)

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Linfoma não Hodgkin gástrico Gastric non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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    Renata O. Costa

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    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.

  18. Intravascular blood coagulation after irradiation

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    The problems of activation of intravascular blood coagulation (JVBC) at different stages after irradiation, are considered. JVBC peculiarities (disseminated intravascular syndrome (DIV) or thrombo hemorrhagic syndrome) are investigated. Literature on alterations which take place in the organism under effect of ionizing irradiation is analyzed. This analysis proves the characteristic features of thrombinogenesis activation and development of DIV syndrome not only in the early post-radiation period, but in the middle of radiation disease, as well. It is also shown that ionizing radiation activizes the hemocoagulation process and causes IVBC in the case of both local and general irradiation

  19. 21 CFR 880.5200 - Intravascular catheter.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intravascular catheter. 880.5200 Section 880.5200 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED... Devices § 880.5200 Intravascular catheter. (a) Identification. An intravascular catheter is a device...

  20. 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

  1. 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

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

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    Murillo Côrtes Drummond

    1985-06-01

    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.

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

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    Murillo Côrtes Drummond; Sueli Alves de Andrade; Manoel de Almeida Moreira Filho; Vera Regina Lobo Magalhães

    1985-01-01

    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.

  4. Efectos tardíos y el linfoma de Hodgkin en estadio inicial

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    Los pacientes con linfoma de Hodgkin en estadio inicial que recibieron varios fármacos de quimioterapia como único tratamiento, tenían más probabilidad de sobrevivir 12 años después que los pacientes que recibieron tratamiento que incluía radioterapia.

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

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    Nelson Spector

    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...

  6. Tejido linfoide y linfomas gástricos Lymphoid tissue and gastric lymphomas

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    Rocío del Pilar López P

    Full Text Available En este artículo hemos realizado una amplia revisión de los linfomas primarios gástricos, su clasificación y aspectos clínico-patológicos más importantes, haciendo énfasis especial en los linfomas MALT o asociados a las mucosas y su relación con la infección por Helicobacter pylori.In this review we describe various aspects of the primary gastric lymphomas, the classification, and the most important clinico-pathological aspects, with emphasis in mucosa associated lymphoma (MALT and the Helicobacter pylori infection.

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

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    Castro, Victor Labres da Silva

    2011-01-01

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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    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...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Diagnóstico y tratamiento de pacientes con linfomas primarios del sistema nervioso central (LPSN y sindrome de inmunodeficiencia adquirida (SIDA

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    Luis E Raez

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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 .

  12. Linfoma no Hodgkin agresivo durante el embarazo

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

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    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.

  13. 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...

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    2002-04-01

    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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

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

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    Tomás Ramírez Castro

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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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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. ...

  1. Intravascular Stenting in Microvascular Anastomoses

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    Assersen, Kristine; Sørensen, Jens

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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......S 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 and conventional 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...

  2. 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)

    2002-03-01

    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.)

  3. Iatrogenic intravascular pneumocephalus secondary to intravenous catheterization

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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.)

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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...

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

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    Francisco J. Álvarez Berger

    2009-01-01

    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 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.

  7. Intravascular brachytherapy for peripheral vascular disease

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    Hagen, Anja; Schönermark, Matthias P.; Dintsios, Charalabos-Markos; Gorenoi, Vitali

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    Scientific background: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasties (PTA) through balloon dilatation with or without stenting, i.e. vessel expansion through balloons with or without of implantation of small tubes, called stents, are used in the treatment of peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD). The intravascular vessel irradiation, called intravascular brachytherapy, promises a reduction in the rate of repeated stenosis (rate of restenosis) after PTA. Research questions: The evaluation addre...

  8. Remote Temperature Estimation in Intravascular Photoacoustic Imaging

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    Sethuraman, Shriram; Aglyamov, Salavat R.; Smalling, Richard W; Emelianov, Stanislav Y

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    Intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging is based on the detection of laser-induced acoustic waves generated within the arterial tissue under pulsed laser irradiation. Generally, laser radiant energy levels are kept low (20 mJ/cm2) during photoacoustic imaging to conform to general standards for safe use of lasers on biological tissues. However, safety standards in intravascular photoacoustic imaging are not yet fully established. Consequently, monitoring spatio-temporal temperature changes...

  9. 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.

  10. Dosimetric calculus in intravascular brachytherapy

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    Among the cardiovascular diseases, the most common is acute myocardial infarction, which occurs because of the occlusion of one or more coronary arteries. Balloon angioplasty has been a popular treatment which is less invasive than 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). 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 order to study the radiation dosimetry in the patient and radiological protection for this therapy, radiation dose distributions for monoenergetic electrons and photons (at nine discrete energies) were calculated for blood vessels of diameter 0.15, 0.30 and 0.45 cm with balloon and wire sources using the radiation transport code MCNP4B. Specific calculations were carried out for several radionuclides. Two stent sources employing 32P are also simulated. Advantages and disadvantages of the radionuclides and source geometries are discussed and the dosimetry developed here will aid in the realization of the benefits obtained in patients. (author)

  11. 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.)

  12. Linfoma no Hodgkin extraganglionar. Reporte de un caso

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    José Ignacio Larquin Comet

    2008-01-01

    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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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.

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

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

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    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. [...

  16. Actualidad clínica-biológica de los linfomas T cutáneos

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    María E. Faxas García

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    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.

  17. Intravascular Stenting in Microvascular Anastomoses

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    Assersen, Kristine; SØrensen, Jens

    2015-01-01

    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.

  18. Linfoma no Hodgkin de células del manto con infiltración renal y glomerulopatía mesangiocapilar asociada

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    Raymed Antonio Bacallao Méndez

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    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 el 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.

  19. 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; Rodrigues, Adriana R.; Keyla C. Sampaio; Ana Cecília S. C. Gomes; Marcos B. Viana

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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...

  20. 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

  1. 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)

  2. 21 CFR 882.5150 - Intravascular occluding catheter.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Intravascular occluding catheter. 882.5150 Section... occluding catheter. (a) Identification. An intravascular occluding catheter is a catheter with an inflatable... December 26, 1996 for any intravascular occluding catheter that was in commercial distribution before...

  3. 21 CFR 870.1200 - Diagnostic intravascular catheter.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Diagnostic intravascular catheter. 870.1200... intravascular catheter. (a) Identification. An intravascular diagnostic catheter is a device used to record... this generic device are right-heart catheters, left-heart catheters, and angiographic catheters,...

  4. 21 CFR 880.5210 - Intravascular catheter securement device.

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  5. 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...

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Linfomas cutáneos: Aspectos relevantes Cutaneous lynphomas: Significant aspects

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    Bertha Beatriz Socarrás Ferrer

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas cutáneos constituyen un amplio grupo dentro de los linfomas no hodgkinianos. Incluyen varios tipos de desórdenes linfoproliferativos y se clasifican según su origen en T ó B, cuadro clínico y morfología. Dentro de estos se encuentran la micosis fungoides y el síndrome de Sézary, que son entidades que aunque difieren en sus manifestaciones clínicas, se cree que son variantes de un mismo trastorno linfoproliferativo del linfocito T CD4. Estos linfomas no hodgkinianos de células T aparecen entre los 40 y 60 años y es 2,2 veces más frecuente en el sexo masculino que en el femenino. Un adecuado tratamiento depende de un exacto diagnóstico morfológico, inmunológico, genético y molecular que permitiría una más rápida remisión, una mayor sobrevida y la incorporación de estos individuos a la vida útil de la sociedad.The cutaneous lymphomas constitute a large group within the non-Hodgkin lymphomas. They include various types of lymphoproliferative disorders and they are classified according to their origin, clinical picture and morphology in T or B. The fungoid mycosis and Sézary's syndrome are among them. Although these entities differ in their clinical manifestations, it is believed that they are variants of a same lymphoproliferative disorder of the CD4 T-lymphocyte. These non-Hodgkin lymphomas of T-cells appear in individuals aged 40-60 and they are two times more frequent in males than in females. An adequate treatment depends on an accurate morphological, immunological, genetic and molecular diagnosis that will allow a faster remission, a higher survival and the incorporation of these individuals to society's useful life.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Linfoma intestinal de células T e doença celíaca

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    Flávia Semedo

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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, intolerância 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.

  12. 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

    2009-01-01

    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...

  13. Linfoma folicular primario intestinal no polipósico: reporte de un caso y revisión de la literatura

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    Brady Beltran

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    Full Text Available El linfoma folicular primario intestinal es un desorden raro descrito en la última clasificación de linfomas de la WHO. Es una entidad localizada con excelente pronóstico. En el presente artículo, reportamos una mujer peruana de 64 años de edad diagnosticada con linfoma folicular primario intestinal. Ella tuvo dos años con dolor abdominal y vómitos tardíos. Ella desarrolló una obstrucción intestinal y tuvo una resección completa del tumor. Se describe el caso y se realiza una revisión de la literatura de esta entidad

  14. 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.

  15. 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

    2012-04-01

    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 adultos 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.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 involving 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.

  16. 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.

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    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

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

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    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.

  19. The issue of refractory disease in follicular and other lymphoma subtypes A refratariedade no linfoma folicular e em outros linfomas

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    Marco Ruella

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available The outcome of lymphoma has definitely improved over the last few decades which is mainly due to the introduction and development of novel and effective therapeutic approaches. Nevertheless, a small though notable group of patients may display a poor response to treatments, with a true refractoriness or a transient response followed by early relapse. The present review addresses the issue of refractory disease among patients with lymphoma, focusing on the overall incidence and the main clinical aspects associated with refractoriness.A evolução dos linfomas tem sido definitivamente melhorada ao longo das últimas décadas. Isto se deve principalmente devido à introdução e desenvolvimento de novas e efetivas abordagens terapêuticas. Apesar disto, uma pequena parcela deste notável grupo de pacientes pode apresentar uma pobre resposta aos tratamentos, com uma verdadeira refratariedade, ou com resposta transitória e precocemente uma recidiva. A presente revisão aborda este assunto da doença refratária nos pacientes com linfoma, enfocando sua incidência global e os principais aspectos clínicos associados à refratariedade.

  20. 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...

  1. 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

    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...

  2. 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...

  3. Advancing intravascular ultrasonic palpation toward clinical applications.

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    Doyley, M M; Mastik, F; de Korte, C L; Carlier, S G; Céspedes, E I; Serruys, P W; Bom, N; van der Steen, A F

    2001-11-01

    This paper describes the first reported attempt to develop a real-time intravascular ultrasonic palpation system. We also report on our first experience in the catherization laboratory with this new elastographic imaging technique. The prototype system was based on commercially available intravascular ultrasound (US) scanner that was equipped with a 20-MHz array catheter. Digital beam-formed radiofrequency (RF) echo data (i.e., 12 bits, 100 Hz) was captured at full frame rate from the scanner and transferred to personal computer (PC) memory using a fast data-acquisition system. Composite palpograms were created by applying a one-dimensional (1-D) echo tracking technique in combination with global motion compensation and multiframe averaging to several pairs of RF echo frames that were obtained in the diastolic phase of the cardiac cycle. The quality of palpograms was assessed by conducting experiments on vessel phantoms and on patients. The results demonstrated that robust and consistent palpograms could be generated in almost real-time using the proposed system. Good correlation was observed between low strain values and regions of calcification as identified from the intravascular US (IVUS) sonograms. Although the clinical results are clearly preliminary, it was concluded that the prototype system performed sufficiently well to warrant further and more in-depth clinical investigation. PMID:11750745

  4. 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.

  5. Linfoma primario de células T del páncreas: presentación de un caso clínico

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    Carolina I. Galarreta

    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 linfomas 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-.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

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    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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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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 nuestra 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.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 institution. 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 specific risk and optimized according to histologic

  11. 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

  12. 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..

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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 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

  13. 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.

  14. Hypothesis: Disseminated Intravascular Inflammation as the Inflammatory Counterpart to Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation

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    Bull, Brian S.; Bull, Maureen H.

    1994-08-01

    We have identified a leukocyte activation syndrome that is occasionally associated with the transfusion of intraoperatively recovered erythrocytes. This syndrome appears to result from intravascular damage caused by leukocytes activated during the erythrocyte salvage process. We hypothesize that this syndrome is part of a larger disease grouping: disseminated intravascular inflammation (DII). DII is the analog of the coagulation disorder disseminated intravascular coagulation. In disseminated intravascular coagulation, the organ damage results from uncontrolled activation of the clotting pathway; in DII the damage is caused by leukocytes that have become activated by direct contact with bacteria or in rare instances-such as erythrocyte salvage-in the absence of bacteria and bacterial products. Recent studies of the hazards associated with intraoperative blood salvage indicate that activation of leukocytes can be achieved by exposure to activated platelets alone. If such activated leukocytes are reinfused along with the washed erythrocytes, widespread organ damage may result. The lung is the organ most severely affected by activated leukocytes. Adult respiratory distress syndrome is one outcome. It is likely that DII is a presently unrecognized pathophysiological process that complicates a variety of primary disease states and increases their lethality.

  15. Abscesso cerebelar tratado clinicamente: relato de caso

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    Vialogo Josué Guimarães Granha; Sanches Maria Cristina Arrua

    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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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.

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

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    Carol Pontes de Miranda Maranhão

    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 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.

  2. Transfusión intrauterina intravascular

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    Freddy González Arias

    2006-06-01

    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.

  3. Abscesso cerebelar tratado clinicamente: relato de caso

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    Vialogo Josué Guimarães Granha

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available 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.

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

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    LIDA MILENA APONTE

    2010-01-01

    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. 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)

  6. Reuso do efluente tratado na indústria curtidora

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    Karl Heinz Luersen

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a possibilidade de reúso do efluente líquido tratado de uma indústria curtidora, foi realizada esta pesquisa. O procedimento experimental comparou a produção de couros confeccionados com água potável, extraída de poçosartesianos, com couros produzidos a partir do efluente líquido final tratado. Para alcançar este objetivo, foram realizados testes físicose químicos através de análises em laboratório (análises químicas e de resistências físicas e avaliações organolépticas executadas porprofissionais do setor de couro (quanto a cor, firmeza de flor, enchimento e toque. A avaliação analítica e a das característicasorganolépticas não indicam diferenças representativas quando comparadas aos padrões de referência da ABNT de couros produzidos,permitindo, assim, concluir que o reúso de efluente tratado não altera a aparência dos artigos de couro.Abstract This research was carried out to evaluate the possibility of reuse of a tannery treated effluent. The experimental procedure compared the production of leather made by the use of drinking water, extracted from artesian wells, to leather produced by the use of the final treated liquid effluent. In order to achieve this goal, physic-chemical tests were carried out in laboratory (chemical and physical resistance analysis and leather industry professionals performed organoleptic evaluations (for color, grain firmness, filling and touch. The analytical evaluation and the organoleptic properties evaluation do not indicate a statistically significant difference when compared to ABNT reference standards of produced leathers, what allows the researchers to conclude that the reuse of treated effluent does not change the appearance of leather goods.

  7. 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...

  8. Ventricular metastasis resulting in disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    2005-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC complicates up to 7% of malignancies, the commonest solid organ association being adenocarcinoma. Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC has rarely been associated with DIC. Case presentation A 74-year-old woman with TCC bladder and DIC was found to have a cardiac lesion suspicious for metastatic disease. The DIC improved with infusion of plasma and administration of Vitamin K, however the cardiac lesion was deemed inoperable and chemotherapy inappropriate; given the patients functional status. We postulate that direct activation of the coagulation cascade by the intraventricular metastasis probably triggered the coagulopathy in this patient. Conclusion Cardiac metastases should be considered in cancer patients with otherwise unexplained DIC. This may influence treatment choices.

  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

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    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. 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.

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    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.

  12. 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.

  13. Linfoma intestinal em doente tratada com metotrexato (caso clínico

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    Full Text Available A imunossupressão prolongada e as doenças inflamatórias crónicas são reconhecidos fatores de risco para o desenvolvimento de doenças linfoproliferativas. Estas podem, na fase inicial, ter manifestações clínicas pouco exuberantes, obrigando a uma especial atenção para a sua deteção precoce. Apresenta-se o caso de uma mulher de 69 anos, com passado de cirurgia e radioterapia pélvicas por adenocarcinoma do endométrio e com artrite reumatóide, tratada com metotrexato e prednisolona, referenciada à consulta por dor abdominal. A dor, inicialmente difusa e posteriormente localizada na fossa ilíaca direita (FID, acompanhava-se de astenia, anorexia e perda ponderal. Havia anemia e elevação da velocidade de sedimentação. A colonoscopia mostrou úlcera no cego e ulcerações superficiais no íleon terminal que foram biopsadas, tendo sido sugerido o diagnóstico de doença de Crohn. Verificou-se agravamento clínico com perda ponderal acentuada, episódios de suboclusão intestinal e aparecimento de massa na FID. Após realização de enterografia por ressonância magnética (RM e nova colonoscopia, foi estabelecido o diagnóstico de linfoma B difuso de grandes células. A doente suspendeu a imunossupressão e foi submetida a quimioterapia sistémica com R-CHOP, tendo sido conseguida remissão completa.

  14. 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.

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    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

  15. 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

    2011-01-01

    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...

  16. 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.

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    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.

  17. Ictericia obstructiva asociada a linfoma de Burkitt en un adulto inmunocompetente

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    Andrea Paissan

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El compromiso primario del páncreas en los linfomas es muy poco frecuente, sin embargo, en los estadios avanzados de los linfomas no Hodgkin la invasión secundaria de la glándula es observada con mayor frecuencia. El objetivo de esta presentación es describir un caso de linfoma de Burkitt en un adulto inmunocompetente que presentó como manifestación relevante colestasis extrahepática secundaria probablemente a infiltración pancreática difusa y tumores cutáneos cuya histología permitió hacer el diagnóstico. Luego de una dosis única de hidrocortisona de 100mg, mejoró la ictericia, disminuyeron las enzimas de colestasis, las lesiones cutáneas y disminuyó el tamaño del páncreas en la ecografía y en la tomografía computada. Existen en la literatura reportes aislados de casos de linfoma tipo Burkitt que se asocian a ictericia obstructiva secundaria y a infiltración pancreática o del hilio hepático, tratándose en su mayoría de casos pediátricos o de individuos afectados por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana (VIH. Creemos que el interés de este caso radica en la rápida respuesta a dosis bajas de corticoides de la colestasis, lo que evitó la necesidad de un procedimiento quirúrgico tanto diagnóstico como terapéutico de la obstrucción biliar, como está referido en la literatura, permitiendo instaurar rápidamente el tratamiento quimioterapéutico específico de esta entidad sin maniobras quirúrgicas o endoscópicas.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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    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.

  20. 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.

  1. Las Historias de un Tratado Comercial

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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.

  2. 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.

  3. Simultaneous occurrence of follicular lymphoma and mixed-cellularity Hodgkin's lymphoma: lymph node and extranodal involvement Ocorrência simultânea de linfoma folicular e linfoma de Hodgkin celularidade mista: envolvimento nodal e extranodal

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    Maria do Patrocínio F. Grangeiro

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available An unusual and well-characterised case of composite lymphoma in the spleen and lymph node is presented. The simultaneous occurrence of mixed-cellularity Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL and follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL was demonstrated in a 66-year-old man admitted in our Service with anaemia, hepatosplenomegaly and multiple abdominal lymph nodes. The morphological study of the spleen and lymph node of the splenic hilum showed an infiltrate composed of two distinct neoplasias. The liver was involved by NHL infiltrate and the peripancreatic lymph node exhibited HL. The Reed-Sternberg (RS cells expressed CD 15 and CD 30, whereas the NHL cells presented standard immunohistochemical features of follicular lymphoma. To our knowledge, this is the fifth case report of concurrent spleen involvement by composite lymphoma. The incidence, clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features of this rare association are discussed.Os autores apresentam um caso raro e bem caracterizado de linfoma composto no baço e linfonodos. A ocorrência simultânea de um linfoma de Hodgkin e um linfoma não-Hodgkin foi demonstrada em um homem de 66 anos admitido com anemia, hepatosplenomegalia e múltiplos linfonodos abdominais. O estudo morfológico do baço e linfonodo do hilo esplênico mostrou infiltração por duas neoplasias distintas. O fígado estava envolvido por linfoma não-Hodgkin e o linfonodo peripancreático mostrava um linfoma de Hodgkin. As células de Reed-Sternberg (RS expressaram CD 15 e CD 30, enquanto as células do linfoma não-Hodgkin apresentaram os aspectos imunoistoquímicos clássicos do linfoma folicular. Na literatura médica, este é o quinto caso descrito de envolvimento do baço por linfoma composto. A incidência, aspectos clínicos e imunoistoquímicos desta rara associação são discutidos.

  4. Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Syndromes in Obstetrics.

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    Cunningham, F Gary; Nelson, David B

    2015-11-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a syndrome that can be initiated by a myriad of medical, surgical, and obstetric disorders. Also known as consumptive coagulopathy, DIC is a common contributor to maternal morbidity and mortality and is associated with up to 25% of maternal deaths. The etiopathogenesis of DIC is complex and currently thought to be initiated by tissue factor or thromboplastin, which is released from trophoblastic or fetal tissue, or maternal decidua or endothelium. Tissue factor activates the coagulation sequence to cause fibrin clotting and its dissolution by the fibrinolysin system. The result of this process can range from mild, clinically insignificant laboratory derangements to marked coagulopathy with bleeding at sites of minimal trauma. Although clinical recognition varies by disease severity, several organizations have attempted to standardize the diagnosis through development of scoring systems. Several important--albeit not necessarily common--obstetric disorders associated with DIC include placental abruption, amniotic fluid embolism, sepsis syndrome, and acute fatty liver of pregnancy. More common disorders include severe preeclampsia, hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, and low platelet count syndrome, and massive obstetric hemorrhage. Importantly, many of these disorders either cause or are associated with substantive obstetric hemorrhage. Treatment of DIC is centered on two principles. The first is identification and treatment of the underlying disorder. Because many women with consumptive coagulopathy also have massive hemorrhage, the second tenet of treatment is that obstetric complications such as uterine atony or lacerations must be controlled simultaneously with prompt blood and component replacement for a salutary outcome. PMID:26444122

  5. 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

  6. 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

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    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...

  7. 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

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    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...

  8. 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

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    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...

  9. 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.

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    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.

  10. Intravascular brachytherapy for peripheral vascular disease

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    Hagen, Anja

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Scientific background: Percutaneous transluminal angioplasties (PTA through balloon dilatation with or without stenting, i.e. vessel expansion through balloons with or without of implantation of small tubes, called stents, are used in the treatment of peripheral artery occlusive disease (PAOD. The intravascular vessel irradiation, called intravascular brachytherapy, promises a reduction in the rate of repeated stenosis (rate of restenosis after PTA. Research questions: The evaluation addresses questions on medical efficacy, cost-effectiveness as well as ethic, social and legal implications in the use of brachytherapy in PAOD patients. Methods: A systematic literature search was conducted in August 2007 in the most important medical electronic databases for publications beginning from 2002. The medical evaluation included randomized controlled trials (RCT. The information synthesis was performed using meta-analysis. Health economic modeling was performed with clinical assumptions derived from the meta-analysis and economical assumptions derived from the German Diagnosis Related Groups (G-DRG-2007. Results: Medical evaluation: Twelve publications about seven RCT on brachytherapy vs. no brachytherapy were included in the medical evaluation. Two RCT showed a significant reduction in the rate of restenosis at six and/or twelve months for brachytherapy vs. no brachytherapy after successful balloon dilatation, the relative risk in the meta-analysis was 0.62 (95% CI: 0.46 to 0.84. At five years, time to recurrence of restenosis was significantly delayed after brachytherapy. One RCT showed a significant reduction in the rate of restenosis at six months for brachytherapy vs. no brachytherapy after PTA with optional stenting, the relative risk in the meta-analysis was 0.76 (95% CI: 0.61 to 0.95. One RCT observed a significantly higher rate of late thrombotic occlusions after brachytherapy in the subgroup of stented patients. A single RCT for brachytherapy vs. no brachytherapy after stenting did not show significant results for the rate of restenosis at six months. Both, early and late thrombotic occlusions appeared more frequently in the brachytherapy group. Health economic evaluation: Additional costs of brachytherapy were estimated to be 1,655 or 1,767 Euro according to the used G-DRG. The incremental cost-effectiveness ratio per avoided restenosis was calculated to be 8,484 Euro or 9,058 Euro for brachytherapy use after successful balloon dilatation, 19,027 Euro or 20,314 Euro for brachytherapy after PTA with optional stenting and -39,646 Euro or -48,330 Euro for brachytherapy after stenting. Discussion: Partially poor performing and reporting quality of the RCT exacerbate the interpretation and the transferability of the study results. The used methodical approach enables the highest evidence level for the determined results and presents a good approximation of the current brachytherapy related costs for the German health care system. Conclusions: Brachytherapy after successful balloon dilatation in PAOD can be recommended from a medical point of view for the reduction of the rate of restenosis at one year. However from a health economic view the answer is not yet clear. Based on the current data the use of brachytherapy after stenting in PAOD cannot be recommended neither from a medical nor from a health economic point of view. The informed consent of the patients is an important ethical aspect in the use of brachytherapy.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Incidental Intravascular Lipoleiomyomatosis in A Hysterectomy Specimen: How To Manage?

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    Aslanova, Rakhshanda; Can, Nuray; Okten, Sabri Berkem; Aslan, Mehmet Musa

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    Leiomyomas are common benign tumors in female gynaecologic surgery. They are originated from smooth muscle cells of the uterus and/or sometimes of the uterine vessels. Intravascular lipoleiomyomatosis is a very rare form of leiomyomas which grow within veins and can extend up to vena cava inferior and right heart chamber with cardiac symptoms and is diagnosed by cardiovascular surgeons. We report a case of incidental intravascular lipoleiomyomatosis which was confined to the uterus being diagnosed after a total abdominal hysterectomy by pathology and its management strategy. PMID:25738043

  14. Linfomas B y T: Diagnóstico inmunofenotípico de los linfomas no hodgkinianos B-and T-lymphomas. Immunophenotypical diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphomas

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    Bertha B Socarrás Ferrer

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas no hodgkinianos son neoplasias linfoides que pueden presentar fenotipo de células B ó T; las de tipo B son más frecuentes, mientras que los linfomas de tipo T tienen peor pronóstico y por lo general son más agresivos. En el ámbito internacional, la sobrevida de estas enfermedades es de aproximadamente 5 años, y en nuestro país se encuentran entre las 10 primeras causas de cáncer en ambos sexos, con prevalencia ligeramente mayor en el sexo masculino (1,3:1. Se destaca además, entre algunos aspectos, la importancia del estudio inmunofenotípico para determinar la naturaleza de estos procesos neoplásicos y distinguir entre enfermedad de Hodgkin, linfomas no hodgkinianos e infiltraciones por otros procesos linfoides, también para poder establecer factores pronósticos y de progresión en estos desórdenes linfoproliferativosThe non-Hodgkin lymphomas are lymphoid neoplasias that may present phenotype of cells B or T. The B-lymphomas are more frequent, whereas the T-lymphomas have a worse prognosis and they are generally aggressive. The survival of these diseases is of approximately 5 years at the international level. In our country, it is among the first 10 causes of death in both sexes, with a slightly higher prevalence in males (1.3:1. It is also stressed, among some other aspects, the importance of the immunophenotypical study to determine the nature of these neoplastic processes and to distinguish between Hodgkin disease, non-Hodgkin lymphomas and infiltrations due to other lymphoid processes, and to establish prognostic and progression factors in these lymphoproliferative disorders

  15. 21 CFR 880.5970 - Percutaneous, implanted, long-term intravascular catheter.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Percutaneous, implanted, long-term intravascular... and Personal Use Therapeutic Devices § 880.5970 Percutaneous, implanted, long-term intravascular catheter. (a) Identification. A percutaneous, implanted, long-term intravascular catheter is a device...

  16. 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.

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

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    Mauro Zamboni

    2004-02-01

    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.

  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. 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.

  20. Infiltração do sistema nervoso central e das meninges nos linfomas com representação leucemica

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    Marcos R. G. de Freitas

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    Full Text Available Os autores fazem referência a 4 pacientes com representação leucêmica no decurso de linfomas malignos que apresentaram infiltração de células neoplasicas no sistema nervoso central e meninges. É feito o estudo anatomopatoló-gico, encontrando-se em 2 deles a formação de nódulos leucêmicos no parênquima nervoso. Nos outros dois, houve regressão total de sintomatologia neurológica com o uso do metotrexate por via intratecal.

  1. 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...

  2. 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

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    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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. Quiloperitoneo como forma de presentación del linfoma intestinal difuso: Reporte de un caso

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    Oscar Pamo Reyna

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available Mujer de 29 años que desarrolló insidiosamente ascitis y dolor abdominal. El estudio del líquido ascítico reveló su aspecto lechoso y de trasudado. El estudio tomográfico mostró un conglomerado ganglionar retroperitoneal. El CA 125 fue más de cien veces el límite superior normal. El estudio reveló que se trataba de un linfoma no Hodgkin intestinal difuso de células grandes, estirpe linfoide B.(Rev Med Hered 2007;18:155-160.

  6. 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

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    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 (...

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

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    Max Schindler

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    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. 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

  9. 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.

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

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    Alejandro Roisman

    2014-04-01

    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.

  11. 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.

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

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    Miguel Damián Junco Bonet

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    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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Neonatal Compartment Syndrome Associated With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.

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    Badawy, Sherif M; Gust, Madeleine J; Liem, Robert I; Ball, Molly K; Gosain, Arun K; Sharathkumar, Anjali A

    2016-02-01

    Neonatal compartment syndrome is a rare, but devastating limb-threatening condition that requires early recognition and timely surgical intervention. We discuss the clinical presentation and management challenges of a neonate with forearm compartment syndrome and disseminated intravascular coagulation. PMID:25910025

  16. 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...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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    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.

  1. Esquistossomose: 1.000 pacientes tratados

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    Pedro Aquino Noleto

    1974-12-01

    Full Text Available Os autores relatam sua experiência com o hycanthone em 1.000 pacientes de esquistossomose mansônica, até agora tratados no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade do Estado da Guanabara. São pacientes oriundos de áreas endêmicas do País, especialmente do nordeste e sudeste, 53,9% do sexo masculino e 46,1% do sexo feminino, de idade entre 5 e 63 anos. A forma clínica predominante da parasitose foi a hépato-intestinal (96,8%. O medicamento foi administrado em dose única, na razão de 3 mg/kg de peso corporal, a 33.6% de pacientes internados e a 66 4% em regime de tratamento ambulatorial. Os níveis séricos das transaminases, determinados, para confronto, antes e depois do uso do produto, em 60 dos pacientes internados, não se alteraram, ou apenas sofreram elevações inexpressivas. Não houve efeitos colateriais em 42,3% dos pacientes. Nos demais, esses efeitos foram de pequena e média intentidade, duraram apenas o 19 dia, na maioria das vezes, e consisfram, especialmente, de náuseas e de vômitos. O controle de cura parasitária estabelecido compreendeu 4 exames de fezes - aos 30, 60, 90 e 120 dias do emprego do medicamento, o que já se fez em 330 pacientes (33%, com 99% de cura. Incluída a biópsia retal, sempre que foi possivel, por ocasião do 4º exame de fezes, o esquema funcionou até agora em 97 pacientes (9,7%, dos quais 92 (94% estão curados, segundo esse critério. O presente trabalho confirma a ação esquistossomicida do hycanthone, bem como sua boa tolerabilidade, inclusive no que se refere ao hepatócito. Os doentes, entretanto, devem ser criteriosamente selecionados, tendo-se em vista as contra-indicações conhecidas, de modo especial em relação ao fígado.

  2. 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

    2011-04-01

    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.

  3. Recurrence of peripheral T-cell lymphoma as granulomas in the lower limbs Granulomas epitelióides cutâneos, como manifestação de recidiva de linfoma de células T periférico

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    Ana Rita Travassos

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available The presence of granulomas in the skin of T-cell lymphoma patients is a rare but well-known phenomenon. The authors present the case of a 44-year-old Caucasian male, with a previously treated peripheral T-cell lymphoma, with cutaneous infiltration and extensive dyschromia on his lower limbs. Skin biopsies revealed the presence of sarcoid granulomas associated with the recurrence of the lymphoma, confirmed by immunostaining and molecular analysis. Although a new scheme of chemotherapy was started, he died 18 months later. There are two different patterns of skin granulomas associated with lymphoma: granulomatous infiltrates admixed with neoplastic cells and cutaneous granulomas constituting a nonspecific manifestation of the underlying lymphoma, but presently there is no evidence supporting their relationship with lymphoma prognosis.A presença de granulomas cutâneos associados a linfomas é um fenômeno raro, mas bem conhecido. Um homem, 44 anos de idade, com diagnóstico prévio de linfoma de células T periférico, foi enviado à nossa consulta por infiltração cutânea e extensa discromia nos membros inferiores. A biopsia cutânea revelou a presença de granulomas epitelioides associados à recidiva do linfoma, confirmada pela marcação imuno-histoquímica e estudo molecular. Apesar de iniciado novo esquema de quimioterapia, o doente faleceu 18 meses depois. Na literatura são descritos dois tipos de granulomas cutâneos na presença de linfomas: associados à infiltração cutânea pelo linfoma ou como uma manifestação não específica do linfoma. Contudo, atualmente não há evidência que suporte a sua relação com o prognóstico dos linfomas.

  4. 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...

  5. Scanning electron microscopy of bacteria adherent to intravascular catheters.

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    Franson, T R; Sheth, N. K.; Rose, H D; Sohnle, P G

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    Scanning electron microscopy was used to assess the morphological features of coagulase-negative staphylococci adherent to polyvinylchloride intravascular catheter specimens. Clinical specimens were obtained by using patient catheters from which coagulase-negative staphylococci (greater than or equal to 15 colonies per catheter) grew on semiquantitative blood agar roll cultures. In vitro specimens were prepared by a previously published technique in which sterile polyvinylchloride catheters w...

  6. Heartbeat OCT: in vivo intravascular megahertz-optical coherence tomography

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    Wang, Tianshi; Pfeiffer, Tom; Regar, Evelyn; Wieser, Wolfgang; Beusekom, Heleen; Lancee, Charles T.; Springeling, Geert; Krabbendam, Ilona; Steen, Antonius F.W. van der; Huber, Robert; Soest, Gijs

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    Cardiac motion artifacts, non-uniform rotational distortion and undersampling affect the image quality and the diagnostic impact of intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT). In this study we demonstrate how these limitations of IV-OCT can be addressed by using an imaging system that we called “Heartbeat OCT”, combining a fast Fourier Domain Mode Locked laser, fast pullback, and a micromotor actuated catheter, designed to examine a coronary vessel in less than one cardiac cycle. We ...

  7. Acute Intravascular Hemolysis and Methemoglobinemia Following Naphthalene Ball Poisoning

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    Kapoor, Rajan; Suresh, P.; Barki, Satish; Mishra, Mayank; M K Garg

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    Naphthalene (C10H8) is a natural component of fossil fuels such as petroleum, diesel and coal. The common consumer products made from naphthalene are moth repellents, in the form of mothballs or crystals, and toilet deodorant blocks. Major toxic effects of naphthalene are due to precipitation of acute intravascular hemolysis. Very few cases of naphthalene poisoning and its effects have been reported from India. We report a case of accidental naphthalene poisoning, who presented with intravasc...

  8. An Axial Array for Volumetric Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging:

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    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. 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...

  10. 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.

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

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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  12. Central Venous Catheter Intravascular Malpositioning: Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Correction.

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    Roldan, Carlos J; Paniagua, Linda

    2015-09-01

    Despite the level of skill of the operator and the use of ultrasound guidance, central venous catheter (CVC) placement can result in CVC malpositioning, an unintended placement of the catheter tip in an inadequate vessel. CVC malpositioning is not a complication of central line insertion; however, undiagnosed CVC malpositioning can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this review were to describe factors associated with intravascular malpositioning of CVCs inserted via the neck and chest and to offer ways of preventing, identifying, and correcting such malpositioning. A literature search of PubMed, Cochrane Library, and MD Consult was performed in June 2014. By searching for "Central line malposition" and then for "Central venous catheters intravascular malposition," we found 178 articles written in English. Of those, we found that 39 were relevant to our objectives and included them in our review. According to those articles, intravascular CVC malpositioning is associated with the presence of congenital and acquired anatomical variants, catheter insertion in left thoracic venous system, inappropriate bevel orientation upon needle insertion, and patient's body habitus variants. Although plain chest radiography is the standard imaging modality for confirming catheter tip location, signs and symptoms of CVC malpositioning even in presence of normal or inconclusive conventional radiography findings should prompt the use of additional diagnostic methods to confirm or rule out CVC malpositioning. With very few exceptions, the recommendation in cases of intravascular CVC malpositioning is to remove and relocate the catheter. Knowing the mechanisms of CVC malpositioning and how to prevent, identify, and correct CVC malpositioning could decrease harm to patients with this condition. PMID:26587087

  13. Central Venous Catheter Intravascular Malpositioning: Causes, Prevention, Diagnosis, and Correction

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    Carlos J. Roldan

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Despite the level of skill of the operator and the use of ultrasound guidance, central venous catheter (CVC placement can result in CVC malpositioning, an unintended placement of the catheter tip in an inadequate vessel. CVC malpositioning is not a complication of central line insertion; however, undiagnosed CVC malpositioning can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The objectives of this review were to describe factors associated with intravascular malpositioning of CVCs inserted via the neck and chest and to offer ways of preventing, identifying, and correcting such malpositioning. A literature search of PubMed, Cochrane Library, and MD Consult was performed in June 2014. By searching for “Central line malposition” and then for “Central venous catheters intravascular malposition,” we found 178 articles written in English. Of those, we found that 39 were relevant to our objectives and included them in our review. According to those articles, intravascular CVC malpositioning is associated with the presence of congenital and acquired anatomical variants, catheter insertion in left thoracic venous system, inappropriate bevel orientation upon needle insertion, and patient’s body habitus variants. Although plain chest radiography is the standard imaging modality for confirming catheter tip location, signs and symptoms of CVC malpositioning even in presence of normal or inconclusive conventional radiography findings should prompt the use of additional diagnostic methods to confirm or rule out CVC malpositioning. With very few exceptions, the recommendation in cases of intravascular CVC malpositioning is to remove and relocate the catheter. Knowing the mechanisms of CVC malpositioning and how to prevent, identify, and correct CVC malpositioning could decrease harm to patients with this condition.

  14. Status Epilepticus as the Initial Presentation of Intravascular Lymphoma

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

    2012-01-01

    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...

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

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    CLAUDIA MARCELA ARENAS SOTO

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available 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 extracutánea 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.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.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.

  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. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

    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 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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.

  4. Linfoma primario de páncreas en un paciente de 27 anos de edad. Reporte de un caso

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    Andrea Fargier Paoli

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Los linfomas representan una pequeña fracción de todas las neoplasias malignas de páncreas, siendo inferior al 1 o 2%, y es aún más extremadamente extraño en individuos menores de 35 años, por lo que presentamos caso de linfoma primario de páncreas en un paciente de 27 años de edad, que presentó ictericia y dolor abdominal, como única sintomatología. El ultrasonido abdominal solo reportó litiasis biliar mixta, por lo que se programó cirugía electiva para colecistectomía y exploración biliar. El hallazgo intraoperatorio inesperadamente indicó una tumoración a nivel de cabeza del páncreas, y se procedió a realizar una biopsia de la lesión, colecistectomía e inserción de tubo de Kher en la vía biliar principal, ante la imposibilidad de manejo endoscópico posterior con endoprotesis. Adicionalmente, se inicio un protocolo de estudio postoperatorio, hacia la búsqueda de marcadores tumorales y tomografía axial computarizada (TAC abdomino-pélvica, esta última evidenció tumoración en cabeza de páncreas sin infiltración a órganos vecinos o estructuras vasculares. El estudio histopatológico mostro un linfoma de páncreas, por lo que se complementaron los estudios de extensión e inició tratamiento a base de quimioterapia. En la actualidad tiene 6 meses de tratamiento con adecuada respuesta al mismo, dada por una disminución en el tamaño del tumor corroborada por tomografía y desaparición de la ictericia. Debido a los pocos casos reportados de linfoma primario de páncreas en individuos menores de 35 años, decidimos reportar este caso a fin evidenciar la importancia de un diagnóstico preoperatorio correcto, para evitar terapéuticas inadecuadas. Primary Lymphoma of Pancreas in a 27 year-old patient. A case report Abstract Pancreatic lymphomas is a rare (less than 1-2% pancreatic malignant neoplasms, but is extremely rare in under 35 yearsold. A rare case of Primary Lymphoma of Pancreas in a 27 years old patient is described, who was initially treated for abdominal pain and jaundice. Ultrasonographic images showed a mixt biliary stone disease, and he was taken to operation room for elective cholecystectomy and biliary exploration. We found a large tumor in pancreatic head, and we decided to take a biopsy specimen retrieval, cholecystectomy and Kher tube insertion in chodelocus. A serum oncologic markers and CT scan was performed as a postoperatory studies. A pancreatic head tumor without any evidence of adjacent or vascular structures infiltration was found. Pathology report showed a primary pancreatic lymphoma and adjuvant chemotherapy was initiated. Six months after surgery and chemotherapy treatment, a diminished size of the tumor was showed by CT and no jaundice was reported. Because of the exceedingly rare in patients younger than 35 year-old, we decided to report it, in order to accurate preoperative diagnosis and treatment.

  5. COAGULACIÓN INTRAVASCULAR DISEMINADA SECUNDARIA A ANEURISMA AÓRTICO DIAGNOSTICADA TRAS EXTRACCIÓN DENTAL

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    Cuevas-Ruiz MV; De la Nogal B; Cuevas-Ruiz B

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    RESUMEN:Las manifestaciones de la coagulación intravascular diseminada (CID) están determinadas por la causa subyacente; sin embargo, en los casos de CID compensada el diagnóstico se basa en las pruebas de laboratorio.Presentamos el caso de un varón de 81 años al que se diagnostico de una coagulación intravascular diseminada secundaria a un aneurisma gigante de ambas ilíacas tras una extracción dentaria. SUMMARYThe clinical presentation of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is dete...

  6. Las reglas de origen en los tratados de libre comercio

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    Marlon Iván Maldonado Narváez

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    Full Text Available La presente revisión de los aspectos del libre comercio y las reglas de origen tiene como propósito hacer una evaluación general de los tratados de libre comercio en el ámbito colombiano, algunas de sus consecuencias y los ele- mentos que los componen, especialmente el referente al tema de las Reglas de Origen. El estudio de las Reglas de Origen, como uno de los aspectos fundamentales de las negociaciones de cualquier tratado de libre comercio, es determinante para entender si con ellas se busca proteger algún sector de la industria, o si por el contrario se establecen de manera abierta para facilitar el libre intercambio. Mediante una breve evaluación del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Colombia y Estados Unidos, la postura asumida durante las negociaciones y los intereses de ambos países previamente a la firma del acuerdo se hace una valoración de lo riguroso que pueden ser las Reglas de Origen en dicho acuerdo.

  7. TRATADOS INTERNACIONALES DE DERECHOS HUMANOS BAJO EL ORDENAMIENTO JURÍDICO ALEMÁN

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    Roland Bank

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo el autor analiza la posición de los tratados internacionales en general, como asimismo, los tratados de derechos humanos y de integración en el sistema jurídico alemán, considerando la posición de la doctrina y la jurisprudencia emanada de la Corte Constitucional Alemana.The article analyzes the status in the German legal system of international treaties in general, and treaties on human rights and integration in particular, from the point of view of legal scholarship and the decisions of the German Constitutional Court.

  8. Los tratados de libre comercio: instrumentos para controlar la biodiversidad

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    Rodríguez Cervantes, Silvia

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    La soberanía de cada Estado para regular la Bioprospección y utilización de la biodiversidad contenida en sus fronteras, fue un derecho reforzado por el Convenio de Diversidad Biológica de 1994 y diez años más tarde por el Tratado conocido como Tratado de la Semilla. Sin embargo, sus alcances se han visto obstaculizados por diversos pactos comerciales y sus respectivas políticas de propiedad intelectual. Algunos son de carácter multilateral; otros son re...

  9. 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 [...

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Caracterización de factores pronósticos en pacientes con linfoma B difuso de células grandes

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    Natalia María Guevara

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: describir los factores pronósticos demográficos, clínicos, hematológicos, inmunohistoquímicos y bioquímicos al diagnóstico de pacientes con linfoma B difuso de células grandes y su asociacióncon la severidad según el Índice Pronóstico Internacional en un Hospital Universitario, 2009-2012. Métodos: se realizó un estudio descriptivo en 40 pacientes con dicho linfoma. Se comparó laconcentración de ?2 microglobulina con los factores pronósticos que componen el IPI y otros que nohacen parte; se determinó la asociación entre el IPI e IPI revisado y la concentración de ?2 microglobulina,infiltración medular, masa voluminosa y expresión de BCL-2 y Ki-67. La información se analizó en SPSS. Resultados: 40% de los pacientes pertenecían al grupo de riesgo alto según el IPI y 55% al grupocon pronóstico pobre según el IPI revisado; 82.5% expresaron BCL-2 y 61.5% tenían un Ki-67>70%.Se observó asociación entre la ?2 microglobulina y el Ann Arbor (p=0.036, la ?2 microglobulina y lainfiltración medular (p=0.003, y la ?2 microglobulina y el IPI revisado (p=0.037. Conclusiones: es probable que el tiempo transcurrido entre la aparición de los síntomas y eldiagnóstico haya favorecido que los pacientes se presentaran en estados avanzados de la enfermedady como consecuencia, con un pronóstico pobre. Así mismo, el estudio de la infiltración medular, elporcentaje de expresión de Ki-67 y la concentración de ?2 microglobulina favorece a la identificaciónde pacientes con un pronóstico adverso. (Acta Med Colomb 2014: 39: 137-147.

  13. 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.

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    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.

  14. Risk stratification for indolent lymphomas Estratificação de risco dos linfomas indolentes

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    Abrahão Elias Hallack Neto

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Indolent B-cell lymphomas account for approximately 40% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs. Advances in technology have contributed to improvements in the diagnosis and classification of indolent non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Follicular Lymphomas are the most common although the frequency varies significantly throughout the world. The description of the Follicular Lymphoma International Prognostic Index (FLIPI was an important step in identifying patient subgroups, but its use in the clinical practice has not been established yet. The use of a larger number of paraffin active monoclonal antibodies for immunohistochemistry, molecular cytogenetic studies including standard cytogenetics, multi-color fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH, polymerase chain reaction and locus-specific fluorescence insitu hybridization as well as developments in high-resolution techniquesincluding microarray gene expression profiling allow more accurate diagnosis andprecise definition of biomarkers of value in risk stratification. The identification ofdiseasespecific gene lists resulting from expression profiling provides a number ofpotential protein targets that can be validated using immunohistochemistry. Analysesof gene expression profiles or constitutive gene variations may also provide additional insight for prognostication in the near future. A comprehensive understanding of the biology of these distinct lymphoid tumors will allow us to identify novel diseaserelated genes and should facilitate the development of improved diagnosis, outcome prediction, and personalized approaches to treatment.Os linfomas de células B indolentes representam aproximadamente 40% do total de linfomas não Hodgkin (LNHs. O avanço das tecnologias novas tem contribuído para a melhora no diagnóstico e classificação dos LNH indolentes. O linfoma folicular é o mais comum e sua frequência varia significantemente pelo mundo. Adescrição do Índice Internacional de Prognóstico dos linfomas folicular (FLIPI representa um passo importante na identificação de subgrupos de pacientes, mas seu uso na prática clínica ainda necessita ser estabelecido. O uso de um número maior de anticorpos monoclonais para imunoistoquímica, estudo citogenético incluindo citogenética convencional ou hibridização in-situ por fluorescência (FISH, bem como o desenvolvimento de técnicas de alta resolução incluindo a expressão por microarray possibilita maior acurácia no diagnóstico e definição precisa dos biomarcadores com valor na estratificação de risco. A identificação de genes específicos para os diversos tipos de linfomas permite o reconhecimento de potenciais proteínas alvo que podem ser validadas usando imunoistoquímica. Análises da expressão do perfil de genes ou variações genéticas constitutivas pode também prover conhecimentos adicionais para o prognóstico em um futuro próximo. Um entendimento da biologia desses distintos tumores linfoides permite-nos identificar novos grupos de genes relacionados à doença e deve facilitar o desenvolvimento diagnóstico, predizendo a evolução e permitindo tratamentos personalizados.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  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. 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

    2006-01-01

    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...

  20. 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

    2002-01-01

    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...

  1. 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. Souza

    2010-01-01

    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...

  2. 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

    2008-01-01

    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...

  3. 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...

  4. Prevention of adverse reactions to intravascular contrast media

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    The exact mechanisms of adverse reactions to contrast media are still imperfectly known. However, these reactions may be classified as idiosyncratic. Non-idiosyncratic reactions can be prevented by using new, non-ionic contrast agents. Idiosyncratic reactions can be prevented by specific premedication. Patients with a history of idiosyncratic reaction may benefit from corticosteroids and antihistamines administered prophylactically. Patients who seem to be more likely than others to react to contrast media must be premedicated, the risk of reaction being identified and evaluated by questioning. It has recently been suggested that all patients about to receive an intravascular injection of contrast medium should also be premedicated

  5. Histamine release and endothelial leakage from an intravascular contrast medium

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    The endothelial injury produced by meglumine iodamide was studied in the rat aorta. A mixture of blood and contrast medium was more toxic to the endothelium than the pure contrast agent. This difference disappeared after premedication with antihistamine, which did not affect the injury produced by the pure contrast agent. Meglumine iodamide appears to cause a release of histamine from blood but not from the aortic endothelium nor from surrounding tissues in amounts demonstrable by this method. Leucocytes are a source of histamine after intravascular contrast medium administration. (orig.)

  6. Brachytherapy optimal planning with application to intravascular radiation therapy

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    Sadegh, Payman; Mourtada, Firas A.; Taylor, Russell H.; Anderson, James H.

    1999-01-01

    We have been studying brachytherapy planning with the objective of manimizing the maximum deviation of the delivered dose from prescribed dose bounds for treatment volumes. A general framework for optimal treatment planning is presented and the minmax optimization is formulated as a linear program....... Dose rate calculations are based on the sosimetry formulation of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Task Group 43. We apply the technique to optimal planning for intravascular brachytherapy of intimal hyperplasia using ultrasound data and 192Ir seeds. The planning includes...

  7. 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

  8. Histamine release and endothelial leakage from an intravascular contrast medium

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    Raininko, R.

    1981-04-01

    The endothelial injury produced by meglumine iodamide was studied in the rat aorta. A mixture of blood and contrast medium was more toxic to the endothelium than the pure contrast agent. This difference disappeared after premedication with antihistamine, which did not affect the injury produced by the pure contrast agent. Meglumine iodamide appears to cause a release of histamine from blood but not from the aortic endothelium nor from surrounding tissues in amounts demonstrable by this method. Leucocytes are a source of histamine after intravascular contrast medium administration.

  9. 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

    2002-01-01

    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.

  10. 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.)

  11. 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.)

  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

    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.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. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Development of {sup 192}Ir radiation sources for intravascular irradiation

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    Kogure, Hiroto; Sorita, Takami; Iwamoto, Seikichi [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Nagata, Yasushi; Hiraoka, Masahiro [Kyoto Univ., Kyoto (Japan); Iwata, Kazuro [Nara Medical Univ., Nara (Japan); Kawauchi, Yukimasa; Suzuki, Kazutoshi [Chiyoda Technol Corp., Tokyo (Japan)

    2003-03-01

    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 192}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 192}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 method of the radiation source, which is practical to use in the clinics was also established. (author)

  16. Intravascular hypothermia for acute hemorrhagic stroke: a pilot study.

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    Abdullah, Jafri Malin; Husin, Andrean

    2011-01-01

    The use of intravascular hypothermia in the treatment of hemorrhagic stroke is currently still being researched. The exact therapeutic properties and effect of hypothermia on the natural progression of the disease are not known, and a only small number of papers has been published with results from these studies. Mild hypothermia at 34°C was induced in six patients with hemorrhagic stroke in the first 48 h after presentation, using an intravascular catheter placed in the inferior vena cava. The hypothermia was induced and maintained for 24 h followed by gradual rewarming. Another 18 patients with hemorrhagic stroke but not receiving hypothermia were then taken as the control group, and all patients were treated with standard stroke management. The patients were then followed up using the modified Rankin Scale (mRS) for 6 months and 1 year. There was a statistically significant improvement at 6 months and 1 year follow-up using the mRS score in the hypothermia group, indicating a possible beneficial effect of early therapeutic hypothermia in the management of acute hemorrhagic stroke. However, a larger study is needed in order to confirm our finding. PMID:21725794

  17. Late adverse reactions to intravascular iodinated contrast media

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    Late adverse reactions to intravascular iodinated contrast media are defined as reactions occurring 1 h to 1 week after contrast medium injection. They have received increasing interest over the past decade, but their prevalence remains uncertain and their pathophysiology is not fully understood. The Contrast Media Safety Committee of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology decided to review the literature and to issue guidelines. An extensive literature search was carried out and summarized in a report. Based on the available information, simple guidelines have been drawn up. The report and guidelines were discussed at the 8th European Symposium on Urogenital Radiology in Genoa. Late adverse reactions after intravascular iodinated contrast medium include symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache, itching, skin rash, musculoskeletal pain, and fever. A significant proportion of these reactions is unrelated to the contrast medium; however, allergy-like skin reactions are well-documented side effects of contrast media with an incidence of approximately 2%. Late reactions appear to be commoner after non-ionic dimers. The majority of late skin reactions after contrast medium exposure are probably T-cell-mediated allergic reactions. Patients at increased risk of late skin reactions are those with a history of previous contrast medium reaction and those on interleukin-2 treatment. Most skin reactions are self-limiting and resolve within a week. Management is symptomatic and similar to the management of other drug-induced skin reactions. (orig.)

  18. Development of catheters for combined intravascular ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging

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    Karpiouk, Andrei B.; Wang, Bo; Emelianov, Stanislav Y.

    2009-02-01

    Coronary atherosclerosis is a complex disease accompanied by the development of plaques in the arterial wall. Since the vulnerability of the plaques depends on their composition, the appropriate treatment of the arteriosclerosis requires a reliable characterization of the plaques' geometry and content. The intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging is capable of providing structural details of the plaques as well as some functional information. In turn, more functional information about the same plaques can be obtained from intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) images since the optical properties of the plaque's components differ from that of their environment. The combined IVUS/IVPA imaging is capable of simultaneously detecting and differentiating the plaques, thus determining their vulnerability. The potential of combined IVUS/IVPA imaging has already been demonstrated in phantoms and ex-vivo experiments. However, for in-vivo or clinical imaging, an integrated IVUS/IVPA catheter is required. In this paper, we introduce two prototypes of integrated IVUS/IVPA catheters for in-vivo imaging based on a commercially available single-element IVUS imaging catheter. The light delivery systems are developed using multimode optical fibers with custom-designed distal tips. Both prototypes were tested and compared using an arterial mimicking phantom. The advantages and limitations of both designs are discussed. Overall, the results of our studies suggest that both designs of integrated IVUS/IVPA catheter have a potential for in-vivo IVPA/IVUS imaging of atherosclerotic plaques.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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    Adriell Ramalho Santana

    2012-12-01

    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.

  5. 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.

  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.

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    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. El Tratado de Lisboa (Un juego de espejos rotos

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    Juan Manuel de Faramiñán Gilbert

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    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”.

  8. 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 ).

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

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    Jorge Alberto Thomé

    2005-04-01

    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.

  10. Recurrence of peripheral T-cell lymphoma as granulomas in the lower limbs / Granulomas epitelióides cutâneos, como manifestação de recidiva de linfoma de células T periférico

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    Ana Rita, Travassos; João, Borges-Costa; João, Raposo; Luís Soares, Almeida; Paulo, Filipe.

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available A presença de granulomas cutâneos associados a linfomas é um fenômeno raro, mas bem conhecido. Um homem, 44 anos de idade, com diagnóstico prévio de linfoma de células T periférico, foi enviado à nossa consulta por infiltração cutânea e extensa discromia nos membros inferiores. A biopsia cutânea rev [...] elou a presença de granulomas epitelioides associados à recidiva do linfoma, confirmada pela marcação imuno-histoquímica e estudo molecular. Apesar de iniciado novo esquema de quimioterapia, o doente faleceu 18 meses depois. Na literatura são descritos dois tipos de granulomas cutâneos na presença de linfomas: associados à infiltração cutânea pelo linfoma ou como uma manifestação não específica do linfoma. Contudo, atualmente não há evidência que suporte a sua relação com o prognóstico dos linfomas. Abstract in english The presence of granulomas in the skin of T-cell lymphoma patients is a rare but well-known phenomenon. The authors present the case of a 44-year-old Caucasian male, with a previously treated peripheral T-cell lymphoma, with cutaneous infiltration and extensive dyschromia on his lower limbs. Skin bi [...] opsies revealed the presence of sarcoid granulomas associated with the recurrence of the lymphoma, confirmed by immunostaining and molecular analysis. Although a new scheme of chemotherapy was started, he died 18 months later. There are two different patterns of skin granulomas associated with lymphoma: granulomatous infiltrates admixed with neoplastic cells and cutaneous granulomas constituting a nonspecific manifestation of the underlying lymphoma, but presently there is no evidence supporting their relationship with lymphoma prognosis.

  11. 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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    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 uma 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 abdomina...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. Advanced Congestive Heart Failure Associated With Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy.

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    Sarcon, Annahita; Liu, Xiaoli; Ton, David; Haywood, James; Hitchcock, Todd

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    Background. Disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) is a complication of an underlying disease and not a primary illness. It is most commonly associated with sepsis, trauma, obstetrical complications, and malignancies. There are very few cases in the literature illustrating the association between DIC and congestive heart failure. Findings. In this report, we present a case of severe congestive heart failure, leading to biventricular thrombi and subsequently DIC. Conclusion. We suggest that the association between congestive heart failure and DIC is an underrecognized one. Congestive heart failure continues to remain a major cause of morbidity and mortality despite advances in medical therapies. Thus far, the precise role of coagulation factors in congestive heart failure is unknown. Further investigations are needed to elucidate the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure and coagulation factors. PMID:26788528

  16. Evaluation of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation in the Craniocerebral Traumas

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    Faruk Altinel

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    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

  17. 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

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    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

  18. Adaptive Estimation of Intravascular Shear Rate Based on Parameter Optimization

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    Nitta, Naotaka; Takeda, Naoto

    2008-05-01

    The relationships between the intravascular wall shear stress, controlled by flow dynamics, and the progress of arteriosclerosis plaque have been clarified by various studies. Since the shear stress is determined by the viscosity coefficient and shear rate, both factors must be estimated accurately. In this paper, an adaptive method for improving the accuracy of quantitative shear rate estimation was investigated. First, the parameter dependence of the estimated shear rate was investigated in terms of the differential window width and the number of averaged velocity profiles based on simulation and experimental data, and then the shear rate calculation was optimized. The optimized result revealed that the proposed adaptive method of shear rate estimation was effective for improving the accuracy of shear rate calculation.

  19. Acute renal failure and intravascular hemolysis following henna ingestion.

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    Qurashi, Hala E A; Qumqumji, Abbas A A; Zacharia, Yasir

    2013-05-01

    The powder of henna plant (Lawsonia inermis Linn.) is extensively used as a decorative skin paint for nail coloring and as a hair dye. Most reports of henna toxicity have been attributed to adding a synthetic dye para-phenylenediamine (PPD). PPD is marketed as black henna added to natural henna to accentuate the dark color and shorten the application time. PPD toxicity is well known and extensively reported in medical literature. We report a case of a young Saudi male who presented with characteristic features of acute renal failure and intravascular hemolysis following ingestion of henna mixture. Management of PPD poisoning is only supportive and helpful only if instituted early. Diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, as the clinical features are quite distinctive. PMID:23640630

  20. Acute renal failure and intravascular hemolysis following henna ingestion

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    Hala E. A. Qurashi

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    Full Text Available The powder of henna plant (Lawsonia inermis Linn. is extensively used as a decorative skin paint for nail coloring and as a hair dye. Most reports of henna toxicity have been attributed to adding a synthetic dye para-phenylenediamine (PPD. PPD is marketed as black henna added to natural henna to accentuate the dark color and shorten the application time. PPD toxicity is well known and extensively reported in medical literature. We report a case of a young Saudi male who presented with characteristic features of acute renal failure and intravascular hemolysis following ingestion of henna mixture. Management of PPD poisoning is only suppor-tive and helpful only if instituted early. Diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion, as the clinical features are quite distinctive.

  1. 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)

  2. A Case of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

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    I report a hemorrhagic complication due to disseminated intravascular coagulation after thoracic endovascular aortic repair for a dissecting aortic aneurysm. A 74-year-old man underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair and carotid-carotid artery bypass to close the primary entry site of the dissecting aortic aneurysm. Postoperatively, he developed a gradually expanding cervical hematoma. Laboratory data showed disseminated intravascular coagulation. He could not extubated until postoperative day 6 because of the risk of airway obstruction. He was treated with transfusion to replenish the coagulation factor. Disseminated intravascular coagulation may occur secondary to thrombus formation in the false lumen after thoracic endovascular aortic repair. PMID:26730263

  3. 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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    Michelle M. Barcelos; Andréia L. F. Navarini; Robson W. Bellettini; Lee I-Ching; Maria Cláudia Santos-Silva

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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...

  4. 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.

  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. Robust intravascular optical coherence elastography driven by acoustic radiation pressure

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    van Soest, Gijs; Bouchard, Richard R.; Mastik, Frits; de Jong, Nico; van der Steen, Anton F. W.

    2007-07-01

    High strain spots in the vessel wall indicate the presence of vulnerable plaques. The majority of acute cardiovascular events are preceded by rupture of such a plaque in a coronary artery. Intracoronary optical coherence tomography (OCT) can be extended, in principle, to an elastography technique, mapping the strain in the vascular wall. However, the susceptibility of OCT to frame-to-frame decorrelation, caused by tissue and catheter motion, inhibits reliable tissue displacement tracking and has to date obstructed the development of OCT-based intravascular elastography. We introduce a new technique for intravascular optical coherence elastography, which is robust against motion artifacts. Using acoustic radiation force, we apply a pressure to deform the tissue synchronously with the line scan rate of the OCT instrument. Radial tissue displacement can be tracked based on the correlation between adjacent lines, instead of subsequent frames in conventional elastography. The viability of the method is demonstrated with a simulation study. The root mean square (rms) error of the displacement estimate is 0.55 ?m, and the rms error of the strain is 0.6%. It is shown that high-strain spots in the vessel wall, such as observed at the sites of vulnerable atherosclerotic lesions, can be detected with the technique. Experiments to realize this new elastographic method are presented. Simultaneous optical and ultrasonic pulse-echo tracking demonstrate that the material can be put in a high-frequency oscillatory motion with an amplitude of several micrometers, more than sufficient for accurate tracking with OCT. The resulting data are used to optimize the acoustic pushing sequence and geometry.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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    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.

  11. 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.

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    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.

  12. 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

    2008-01-01

    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.

  13. COAGULACIÓN INTRAVASCULAR DISEMINADA SECUNDARIA A ANEURISMA AÓRTICO DIAGNOSTICADA TRAS EXTRACCIÓN DENTAL

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    Cuevas-Ruiz MV

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN:Las manifestaciones de la coagulación intravascular diseminada (CID están determinadas por la causa subyacente; sin embargo, en los casos de CID compensada el diagnóstico se basa en las pruebas de laboratorio.Presentamos el caso de un varón de 81 años al que se diagnostico de una coagulación intravascular diseminada secundaria a un aneurisma gigante de ambas ilíacas tras una extracción dentaria. SUMMARYThe clinical presentation of disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC is determined by the underlying disease. However, in patients with chronic DIC the diagnostic is based in laboratory tests.We report a case of an 81-year-old male who was diagnosed disseminated intravascular coagulopathy secondary to gigant iliac aneurysm after a dental extraction

  14. 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.

  15. A novel method of intravascular temperature modulation to treat severe hypothermia

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    Willekes, T; Naunheim, R; Lasater, M

    2006-01-01

    Intravascular rewarming may provide an efficient and reliable method of restoring normal body core temperature in patients, while avoiding after?drop. The system provides continuous temperature monitoring and automatically adjusts warm saline delivery until the desired temperature is reached.

  16. 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)

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

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

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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).

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

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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"

  19. Elimination of Bloodstream Infections Associated with Candida albicans Biofilm in Intravascular Catheters

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    Freshta Akbari; Birthe Veno Kjellerup

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    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 trea...

  20. Feasibility of in vivo intravascular photoacoustic imaging using integrated ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging catheter

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    Karpiouk, Andrei B.; WANG, BO; Amirian, James; Smalling, Richard W; Emelianov, Stanislav Y.

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    Pilot studies of in vivo combined intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging are reported. A recently introduced prototype of an integrated IVUS/IVPA imaging catheter consisting of a single-element ultrasound transducer and a light delivery system based on a single optical fiber was adapted and used for in vivo imaging of a coronary stent deployed in a rabbit’s thoracic aorta in the presence of luminal blood. The results suggest that in vivo IVUS/IVPA imagi...

  1. 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

    2006-01-01

    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...

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

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    Flemming, K; Simonis, G; Ziegs, E; Diewok, C; Gildemeister, R; Wunderlich, C; Strasser, RH

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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 ...

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

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    Lippi Giuseppe; Franchini Massimo; Manzato Franco

    2006-01-01

    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 ...

  4. 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.

    2007-05-01

    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.

  5. 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.

    2008-03-01

    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.

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

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    R. Molina Villaverde

    2008-03-01

    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 cohorte 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.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 possible 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Linfoma plasmablástico: un caso con enfermedad rectal y compromiso de médula ósea en un paciente VIH positivo

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    Grisley García Chihuan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma plasmablástico es una variante agresiva del linfoma difuso de células grandes B, descrito inicialmente en pacientes VIH positivos asociados a lesiones en cavidad oral. Este corresponde al 2% de LNH asociado a VIH. Esta entidad actualmente representa un reto para el diagnóstico y el tratamiento, presentando o un pobre pronóstico o. El presente reporte describe un paciente con HIV en tratamiento con TARGA, un recuento CD4 en 490 células/ml, asociado a un Linfoma plasmablástico con compromiso rectal y médula ósea. El paciente recibe el régimen EPOCH por 6 ciclos con respuesta completa.

  10. MRI phenotypes of localized intravascular coagulopathy in venous malformations

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    The incidence of localized intravascular coagulopathy (LIC) in venous malformations varies with lesion size and location, as well as the presence of palpable phleboliths. The development of LIC can cause pain and hemorrhage and can progress to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) and thromboembolic disease resulting in death in some cases. Early recognition of LIC can relieve symptoms and prevent progression to life-threatening complications. The aim of this work was to identify MRI features of venous malformation associated with LIC. We hypothesized that venous malformations with larger capacitance, slower flow and less physiological compression (greater stasis) were more likely to be associated with LIC. In this HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved study, we retrospectively reviewed clinical records and MRI for consecutive patients undergoing evaluation of venous malformations at our multidisciplinary Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center between 2003 and 2013. Inclusion required consensus diagnosis of venous malformation and availability of laboratory data and MRI; patients on anticoagulation or those previously undergoing surgical or endovascular treatment were excluded. LIC was diagnosed when D-dimer exceeded 1,000 ng/mL and/or fibrinogen was less than 200 mg/dL. Two board-certified radiologists assessed the following MRI features for each lesion: morphology (spongiform vs. phlebectatic), presence of phleboliths, size, location (truncal vs. extremity), and tissue type(s) involved (subcutis, muscle, bone and viscera). Univariate logistic regression analyses were used to test associations between LIC and MRI findings, and stepwise regression was applied to assess the significance of the individual imaging predictors. Seventy patients, 37 with LIC, met inclusion criteria during the 10-year study period (age: 14.5 +/- 13.6 years [mean +/- standard deviation]; 30 male, 40 female). Both elevated D-dimer and low fibrinogen were associated with the presence of phleboliths, larger lesion sizes and visceral involvement on MRI (all P < 0.05). In stepwise regressions, lesion size (P < 0.001), the presence of phleboliths (P = 0.005) and lesion morphology (P = 0.006) were all significant predictors of LIC. LIC is associated with larger lesion size, visualized phleboliths, truncal location and spongiform morphology on MRI in venous malformations, suggesting that lesions with larger capacitance, slower flow and less physiological compression are more likely to be associated with coagulopathy. (orig.)

  11. MRI phenotypes of localized intravascular coagulopathy in venous malformations

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    Koo, Kevin S.H. [Boston Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Boston, MA (United States); Dowd, Christopher F.; Hess, Christopher P. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CA (United States); Mathes, Erin F.; Frieden, Ilona J. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Dermatology, San Francisco, CA (United States); Rosbe, Kristina W. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Otolaryngology, San Francisco, CA (United States); Hoffman, William Y. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Surgery, San Francisco, CA (United States)

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    The incidence of localized intravascular coagulopathy (LIC) in venous malformations varies with lesion size and location, as well as the presence of palpable phleboliths. The development of LIC can cause pain and hemorrhage and can progress to disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (DIC) and thromboembolic disease resulting in death in some cases. Early recognition of LIC can relieve symptoms and prevent progression to life-threatening complications. The aim of this work was to identify MRI features of venous malformation associated with LIC. We hypothesized that venous malformations with larger capacitance, slower flow and less physiological compression (greater stasis) were more likely to be associated with LIC. In this HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved study, we retrospectively reviewed clinical records and MRI for consecutive patients undergoing evaluation of venous malformations at our multidisciplinary Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Center between 2003 and 2013. Inclusion required consensus diagnosis of venous malformation and availability of laboratory data and MRI; patients on anticoagulation or those previously undergoing surgical or endovascular treatment were excluded. LIC was diagnosed when D-dimer exceeded 1,000 ng/mL and/or fibrinogen was less than 200 mg/dL. Two board-certified radiologists assessed the following MRI features for each lesion: morphology (spongiform vs. phlebectatic), presence of phleboliths, size, location (truncal vs. extremity), and tissue type(s) involved (subcutis, muscle, bone and viscera). Univariate logistic regression analyses were used to test associations between LIC and MRI findings, and stepwise regression was applied to assess the significance of the individual imaging predictors. Seventy patients, 37 with LIC, met inclusion criteria during the 10-year study period (age: 14.5 +/- 13.6 years [mean +/- standard deviation]; 30 male, 40 female). Both elevated D-dimer and low fibrinogen were associated with the presence of phleboliths, larger lesion sizes and visceral involvement on MRI (all P < 0.05). In stepwise regressions, lesion size (P < 0.001), the presence of phleboliths (P = 0.005) and lesion morphology (P = 0.006) were all significant predictors of LIC. LIC is associated with larger lesion size, visualized phleboliths, truncal location and spongiform morphology on MRI in venous malformations, suggesting that lesions with larger capacitance, slower flow and less physiological compression are more likely to be associated with coagulopathy. (orig.)

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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...

  15. 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.

  16. Acuerdo intraobservador en estudios de inmunohistoquímica para Linfoma B difuso de célula grande según protocolo de Hans

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    Castellanos Olarte, Willian Almir

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    OBJETIVO: Determinar el grado de acuerdo intraobservador para el diagnóstico del origen celular de muestras de pacientes con Linfoma B difuso de célula grande siguiendo el protocolo de Hans. DISEÑO: Corresponde a un estudio de correlación intraobservador. POBLACIÓN: Muestras de pacientes del Servicio de Patología del Instituto Nacional de Cancerologí­a con diagnóstico de Linfoma B difuso de célula grande. METODOLOGIA: Se calculó un tamaño de muestra de 62 pacientes para obtener un ...

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

    2013-05-01

    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.

  19. 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

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

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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.

  1. 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.

    2014-10-01

    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.

  2. Heartbeat OCT: in vivo intravascular megahertz-optical coherence tomography.

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    Wang, Tianshi; Pfeiffer, Tom; Regar, Evelyn; Wieser, Wolfgang; van Beusekom, Heleen; Lancee, Charles T; Springeling, Geert; Krabbendam, Ilona; van der Steen, Antonius F W; Huber, Robert; van Soest, Gijs

    2015-12-01

    Cardiac motion artifacts, non-uniform rotational distortion and undersampling affect the image quality and the diagnostic impact of intravascular optical coherence tomography (IV-OCT). In this study we demonstrate how these limitations of IV-OCT can be addressed by using an imaging system that we called "Heartbeat OCT", combining a fast Fourier Domain Mode Locked laser, fast pullback, and a micromotor actuated catheter, designed to examine a coronary vessel in less than one cardiac cycle. We acquired in vivo data sets of two coronary arteries in a porcine heart with both Heartbeat OCT, working at 2.88 MHz A-line rate, 4000 frames/s and 100 mm/s pullback speed, and with a commercial system. The in vivo results show that Heartbeat OCT provides faithfully rendered, motion-artifact free, fully sampled vessel wall architecture, unlike the conventional IV-OCT data. We present the Heartbeat OCT system in full technical detail and discuss the steps needed for clinical translation of the technology. PMID:26713214

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)

  5. 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

  6. Microbial diversity on intravascular catheters from paediatric patients.

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    Zhang, L; Marsh, N; Long, D; Wei, M; Morrison, M; Rickard, C M

    2015-12-01

    Microorganisms play important roles in intravascular catheter (IVC)-related infections, which are the most serious complications in children with IVCs, leading to increased hospitalisation, intensive care admissions, extensive antibiotic treatment and mortality. A greater understanding of bacterial communities is needed in order to improve the management of infections. We describe here the systematic culture-independent evaluation of IVC bacteriology in IVC biofilms. Twenty-four IVC samples (six peripherally inserted central catheters, eight central venous catheters and ten arterial catheters) were collected from 24 paediatric patients aged 0 to 14 years old. Barcoded amplicon libraries produced from genes coding 16S rRNA and roll-plate culture methods were used to determine the microbial composition of these samples. From a total of 1,043,406 high-quality sequence reads, eight microbial phyla and 136 diverse microbial genera were detected, separated into 12,224 operational taxonomic units (OTUs). Three phyla (Actinobacteria, Firmicutes and Proteobacteria) predominate the microorganism on the IVC surfaces, with Firmicutes representing nearly half of the OTUs found. Among the Firmicutes, Staphylococcus (15.0 % of 16S rRNA reads), Streptococcus (9.6 %) and Bacillus (6.1 %) were the most common. Community composition did not appear to be affected by patients' age, gender, antibiotic treatment or IVC type. Differences in IVC microbiota were more likely associated with events arising from catheter dwell time, rather than the type of IVC used. PMID:26515578

  7. Disseminated intravascular coagulation in non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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    Chi, SungGi; Ikezoe, Takayuki

    2015-10-01

    The present study analyzed the incidence and clinical features of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) developed in association with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Two hundred thirty-six patients with newly diagnosed NHL were admitted to our institute since Jul. 2008 to Dec. 2014. Coagulation markers were evaluated in 161 of 236 patients at the time of diagnosis. DIC was diagnosed in 18 patients (11.2 %) based on the criteria established by Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare of Japan. All of the 18 patients had Ann-Arbor Stage IV advanced disease, and 17 patients were in poor performance status. Liver function panels, such as bilirubin, aminotransferases, serum choline esterase, and albumin levels, were worse in patients with DIC than those without DIC, indicating impaired production of coagulation factors. Importantly, DIC exerts significantly negative impact on prognosis of NHL; median survival of both groups was 176 versus 2430 days. The difference remains significant after statistically adjusting for age, performance status, Ann-Arbor stage, international prognostic index, and liver function panels. Nine of 18 patients with DIC received anti-coagulants, which failed to improve clinical outcome. Nevertheless, early recognition and intervention to DIC state may contribute to improve prognosis of NHL. PMID:26272605

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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; Jensen, Lisette Okkels; Lassen, Jens Flensted; Harnek, Jan; Olivecrona, Göran K; Erglis, Andrejs; Fossum, Eigil; Niemelä, Matti; Kervinen, Kari; Ylitalo, Antti; Pietilä, Mikko; Aaroe, Jens; Kellerth, Thomas; Saunamäki, Kari; Thayssen, Per; Hellsten, Lars; Thuesen, Leif; Niemelä, Kari

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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....

  12. Differential MR Delayed Enhancement Patterns of Chronic Myocardial Infarction between Extracellular and Intravascular Contrast Media

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    Wang, Jian; Xiang, Bo; Lin, Hung Yu; Liu, Hongyu; Freed, Darren; Arora, Rakesh C.; Tian, Ganghong

    2015-01-01

    Objectives Because the distribution volume and mechanism of extracellular and intravascular MR contrast media differ considerably, the enhancement pattern of chronic myocardial infarction with extracellular or intravascular media might also be different. This study aims to investigate the differences in MR enhancement patterns of chronic myocardial infarction between extracellular and intravascular contrast media. Materials and Methods Twenty pigs with myocardial infarction underwent cine MRI, first pass perfusion MRI and delayed enhancement MRI with extracellular or intravascular media at four weeks after coronary occlusion. Myocardial blood flow (MBF) was determined with microsphere measurement. The infarction histopathological changes were evaluated by hematoxylin and eosin staining and Masson's trichrome method. Results Cine MRI revealed the reduced wall thickening in chronic infarction compared with normal myocardium. Moreover, significant wall thinning in chronic infarction was observed in cine MRI. Peak first-pass signal intensity didn’t significantly differ between chronic infarction and normal myocardium no matter what kinds of contrast media. At the following delayed enhancement phase, extracellular media-enhanced signal intensity was significantly higher in chronic infarction than in normal myocardium. Conversely, intravascular media-enhanced signal intensity was almost equivalent among chronic infarction and normal myocardium. At four weeks after infarction, MBF in chronic infarction approached to that in normal myocardium. Large thick-walled vessels were detected at peri-infarction zones. The cardiomyocytes were replaced by scar tissue consisting of dilated blood vessels and discrete fibers of collagen. Conclusions Chronic infarction was characterized by the significantly reduced wall thickening and the definite wall thinning. First-pass myocardial perfusion defect was not detected in chronic infarction with two media due to the significantly recovered MBF and well-developed collateral vessels. Infarction remodeling enlarged the extracellular compartment, which was available for extracellular media but not accessible to intravascular media. Extracellular media identified chronic infarction as the hyper-enhancement; nonetheless, intravascular media didn’t provide delayed enhancement. PMID:25816056

  13. 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

    2007-01-01

    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...

  14. Linfoma não-Hodgkin em tireóide: relato de caso Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the thyroid: case report

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    Evandro de Azambuja

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    Full Text Available Os autores relatam o caso de uma paciente do sexo feminino, 33 anos de idade, branca, sem evidência clínico-laboratorial de tireoidite ou hipotireoidismo clínico, que apresentou uma massa cervical de crescimento rápido. Através de exames histopatológico e imuno-histoquímico, foi realizado o diagnóstico de linfoma não-Hodgkin folicular em tireóide.The authors describe the case of a 33 year-old white female, without any clinical or laboratorial evidence of thyroiditis or clinical hypothyroidism, who presented with a rapidly enlarging anterior neck mass. Diagnosis of a follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was made through histopathological and immunohistochemical analysis.

  15. 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.

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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. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. Alterações vasculares na coróide de ratos diabéticos tratados e não tratados Choroidal vessels alterations in treated and untreated diabetic rats

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    Antonio Carlos Lottelli Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Conhecer os efeitos do diabetes e o impacto de seu tratamento medicamentoso em curto e longo prazo sobre os vasos da coróide e membrana de Bruch. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 30 ratos Wistar, divididos em 3 grupos experimentais: grupo controle (GC, grupo diabético (GD e grupo diabético tratado (GT, estudados 1 mês (momento M1 e 12 meses (momento M2 após o início do experimento. O diabetes foi induzido por aloxana endovenosa, na dose de 42 mg/kg. O GT foi tratado com hipoglicemiante oral (acarbose e insulina subcutânea. Após o sacrifício, os olhos foram preparados para exame ao microscópio eletrônico de transmissão, interessando a ultra-estrutura da membrana de Bruch e os vasos da coróide. RESULTADOS: O exame ultra-estrutural da coróide dos ratos diabéticos mostrou depósitos na membrana de Bruch, acúmulo de vesículas, glicogênio e corpos densos no citoplasma das células endoteliais. O grupo mais afetado foi de ratos diabéticos de 12 meses (GDM2. Os animais com menor intensidade de alterações foram os ratos tratados por 12 meses (GTM2. CONCLUSÃO: Os ratos diabéticos desenvolveram alterações degenerativas na membrana de Bruch e vasos da coróide. Estas alterações foram mais evidentes nos animais submetidos à doença crônica, mas também ocorreram agudamente. O tratamento a curto prazo não foi capaz de evitar os processos degenerativos. A longo prazo, o tratamento inibiu a progressão destes processos.PURPOSE: To evaluate the diabetic alterations and the impact of short and long-term medical treatment on them. METHODS: Thirty Wistar rats were divided into 3 groups: control (GC, diabetic (DG, and treated diabetic (TG and the observations were made 1 month (M1 and 12 months (M2 after diabetes induction. Diabetes was induced by intravenous alloxan (42 mg/kg. The treated group received acarbose orally and insulin by subcutaneous injection. Eyes were prepared for transmission electron microscopy, specifically for ultrastructure of the Bruch membrane and choroidal vessels. RESULTS: Ultrastructural examination of the diabetic rat coroid showed deposits in the Bruch membrane and accumulation of vesicles, glycogen and dense bodies in endothelial cell cytoplasm. The most affected group was that of the diabetics on month 12 (GDM2. The treated diabetics showed the least alterations on month 12 (GTM2. CONCLUSION: Diabetic rats develop degenerative alterations in the Bruch membrane and choroidal vessels. These alterations are more evident in animals submitted to chronic disease, but they are also present in acute disease. Degenerative processes were not avoided with short-term treatment. Long-term treatment inhibited the progress of these processes.

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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)

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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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    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.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 lymphoid 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.

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

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    Arnaldo Tabares Olives

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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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

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    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

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

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    Calixto Hernández Cruz

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    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

  11. 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.

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    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

  12. Hepatic abscess-associated Clostridial bacteraemia presenting with intravascular haemolysis and severe hypertension.

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    Lim, Andrew George; Rudd, Kristina Elizabeth; Halliday, Melissa; Hess, John Rider

    2016-01-01

    Clostridium perfringens bacteraemia is a potentially fatal condition, and its early identification is paramount to maximise chances of survival. Prompt recognition of intravascular haemolysis, a known complication of C. perfringens bacteraemia, can help guide clinical decision-making before microbiology data becomes available. We present a novel finding of severe hypertension in a fatal case of Clostridial bacteraemia with massive haemolysis. A 58-year-old man with no known medical history presented to the emergency department with malaise, fever and hypertension. He developed abdominal pain and a hepatic abscess was identified on CT imaging. Within 4?h of presentation, he developed massive intravascular haemolysis, extreme hypertension, pulmonary oedema and respiratory failure. He died less than 8?h after presentation. His blood cultures subsequently grew C. perfringens. This case underscores the importance of early recognition of intravascular haemolysis complicating C. perfringens bacteraemia, and discusses the rare complication of hypertensive emergency in this setting. PMID:26823354

  13. 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

  14. 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.

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

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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.

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

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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

  17. Linfoma de células en anillo de sello que simula carcinoma mucosecretante / Signet ing cell lymphoma mimicking mucin-producing carcinoma

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    Ana María, Saenz de Chirife; Erica, Rojas Bilbao; Liliana, Gimenez; Lina, Marino; Francisco, Celeste.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma de células en anillo de sello es una neoplasia poco frecuente, caracterizada por la presensencia de grandes células de citoplasma vacuolado, claro, similar a los encontrados en adeno-carcinomas mucosecretantes. Se ha descripto en ganglios linfáticos y tejidos extralinfáticos. Se presenta [...] el caso de un paciente varón de 59 años con linfoma de células en anillo de sello localizado en pared lateral de orofaringe. Esta localización creemos que no ha sido descripta anteriormente. La histología mostró células en anillo de sello y el inmunofenotipo tumoral fue: vimentina, CD45, CD20, Ig M y cadenas kappa positivos, siendo la fracción de crecimiento tumoral alta (Ki 67:70%). El paciente evolucionó desfavorablemente y falleció a los dos meses del diagnóstico sin recibir tratamiento. Abstract in english Signet ring cell lymphoma is a rare neoplasm caracterized by large, vacuolated and clear cells mimicking mucin-producing adenocarcinoma. It is localized in nodal and extranodal sites. A case of a 59 years old male, with a diffuse lymphoma signet ring cell type localized on oropharingeal mucosa is re [...] ported. The histopathology study showed signet ring cells and the immunophenotype was: vimentine(+), CD45(+), CD20(+), Ig M(+), Kappa chain(+) and high index proliferative activity of neoplastic cells (Ki 67:70%). After a review of the literature and previous reports, we could not find a similar case in this anatomic site. The patient had a unfavourable clinical course and died two months after the diagnosis without receiving any treatment.

  18. Linfoma de células en anillo de sello que simula carcinoma mucosecretante Signet ing cell lymphoma mimicking mucin-producing carcinoma

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    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available El linfoma de células en anillo de sello es una neoplasia poco frecuente, caracterizada por la presensencia de grandes células de citoplasma vacuolado, claro, similar a los encontrados en adeno-carcinomas mucosecretantes. Se ha descripto en ganglios linfáticos y tejidos extralinfáticos. Se presenta el caso de un paciente varón de 59 años con linfoma de células en anillo de sello localizado en pared lateral de orofaringe. Esta localización creemos que no ha sido descripta anteriormente. La histología mostró células en anillo de sello y el inmunofenotipo tumoral fue: vimentina, CD45, CD20, Ig M y cadenas kappa positivos, siendo la fracción de crecimiento tumoral alta (Ki 67:70%. El paciente evolucionó desfavorablemente y falleció a los dos meses del diagnóstico sin recibir tratamiento.Signet ring cell lymphoma is a rare neoplasm caracterized by large, vacuolated and clear cells mimicking mucin-producing adenocarcinoma. It is localized in nodal and extranodal sites. A case of a 59 years old male, with a diffuse lymphoma signet ring cell type localized on oropharingeal mucosa is reported. The histopathology study showed signet ring cells and the immunophenotype was: vimentine(+, CD45(+, CD20(+, Ig M(+, Kappa chain(+ and high index proliferative activity of neoplastic cells (Ki 67:70%. After a review of the literature and previous reports, we could not find a similar case in this anatomic site. The patient had a unfavourable clinical course and died two months after the diagnosis without receiving any treatment.

  19. 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

    2008-01-01

    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 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 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.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-lymphoblastic 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.

  20. 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.

  1. 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-.

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

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    Lippi Giuseppe

    2006-02-01

    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.

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

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    Ivette Martínez López

    2002-10-01

    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 paciente, en 72 h, por hemorragias viscerales masivas.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 observed.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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    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...

  10. 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

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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...

  11. 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.

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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 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.

  12. 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

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

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    2013-01-01

    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.

  14. 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.

  15. Lung and renal uptake of techneticum Tc 99m sulphur colloid related to disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Jelle Teertstra, H.; Verdegaal, W.P.; Ras, G.J.

    1985-01-01

    In addition to a recently published case study, we present another three cases in which we observed both lung and renal uptake of technetium Tc 99m sulphur colloid which was related to a period of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Being familiar with this relationship may influence the diagnosis and course of the illness in certain patients.

  16. Lung and renal uptake of techneticum Tc 99m sulphur colloid related to disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    In addition to a recently published case study, we present another three cases in which we observed both lung and renal uptake of technetium Tc 99m sulphur colloid which was related to a period of disseminated intravascular coagulation. Being familiar with this relationship may influence the diagnosis and course of the illness in certain patients. (orig.)

  17. 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

    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 di...

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

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    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available 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 cooling with an automated cooling system (CoolGard, Alsius after initial hemodynamic stabilization. Goal was to achieve a core temperature of 33°C. Monitored were the time intervals from admission to begin of cooling and from begin of cooling to target temperature. Data were compared retrospectively with those from patients subjected to external cooling. Results: 31 consecutive patients treated with intravascular cooling were analyzed. Cooling was initiated at a mean time of 58 min after admission, and the target temperature of 33°C was achieved after a mean of 3.48 hours after the begin of cooling. In contrast, 49 patients treated with external cooling achieved a minimum temperature of 34.8°C only 9.2 hours after admission. Conclusion: In everyday practice, intravascular cooling using an automated cooling system is superior for a rapid induction of hypothermia after cardiac arrest.

  19. 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

  20. Effects of Hirudotherapy on Intravascular Thrombosis Activation in Different Cerebrovascular Pathologies

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    Oleg D. Barnaulov

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available In spite of a wide range of antithrombotic agents, the common antiaggregants are not always effective in the clinical practice. In the available literature there are no clinical data on the eff ects of leech secretion on intravascular thrombosis activation process and the eff ectiveness of hirudotherapy in patients with cerebrovascular pathologies. 53 patients with cerebrovascular diseases (chronic vertebrobasilar insufficiency, ischemic encephalopathy stage I, previous ischemic stroke, and hemodynamically signifi cant stenosis and/or occlusion of the internal carotid artery received 10 sessions of hirudotherapy. Morphological and functional thrombosis assessment by phase contrast microscope was carried out twice: before and after the course of hirudotherapy. Baseline thrombocyte activation was increased in 52 of 53 patients in our study. More signifi cantly increased intravascular thrombocyte activation was observed in the group of patients with a history of ischemic stroke. The course of hirudotherapy normalized most of the pathological changes of intravascular thrombocyte activation in 44 of 52 patients. Hirudotherapy seems an efficient method for correcting pathological changes of intravascular thrombocyte activation that does not dependon the severity of the disease and ischemic stroke.

  1. Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma involving hemangiomas: an unusual presentation of a rare neoplasm.

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    Nixon, Brigitte K; Kussick, Steven J; Carlon, Michael J; Rubin, Brian P

    2005-08-01

    We report the clinicopathological features of two cases of intravascular large B-cell lymphoma involving cutaneous hemangiomas. The cases were identified from the consultation files of two of the authors. Both patients were women, 64 and 55 years of age, who presented with long-standing cutaneous hemangiomas of the posterior scalp and left shoulder, respectively. The lesions were brought to medical attention by an increase in size and change in color. Biopsies and immunohistochemical evaluation of the hemangiomas revealed extensive involvement by intravascular large B-cell lymphoma. The neoplastic cells were diffusely positive for CD20 in both cases and negative for CD3, pan-cytokeratin (AE1/AE3), epithelial membrane antigen, S-100, Factor VIII-related antigen, CD34 and CD31. Disease was limited to the hemangiomas in both patients. Treatment consisted of chemotherapy (both patients) and adjuvant radiation therapy (one patient). One patient had a recurrence of disease 33 months after initial diagnosis, leading to an autologous stem cell transplant. The other patient is without evidence of disease 27 months after initial diagnosis. Although this is a rare neoplasm, it is important to consider intravascular large B-cell lymphoma in the differential diagnosis of vascular lesions containing intravascular neoplastic cells. PMID:15803190

  2. 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.

  3. 21 CFR 880.5965 - Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter.

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    ... port and catheter. 880.5965 Section 880.5965 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... port and catheter. (a) Identification. A subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter is a device that consists of a subcutaneous, implanted reservoir that connects to a...

  4. Genome Sequence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Strain AU12-09, Isolated from an Intravascular Catheter

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    Zhang, Li; Morrison, Mark; Ó Cuív, Páraic; Evans, Paul; Claire M. Rickard

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    Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is an opportunistic nosocomial pathogen that is characterized by its high-level intrinsic resistance to a variety of antibiotics and its ability to form biofilms. Here, we report the draft genome sequence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia AU12-09, isolated from an intravascular catheter tip.

  5. 78 FR 53773 - Select Updates for Non-Clinical Engineering Tests and Recommended Labeling for Intravascular...

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    ... Recommended Labeling for Intravascular Stents and Associated Delivery Systems; Draft Guidance for Industry and... and peripheral stent industry about selected updates to FDA's thinking regarding certain non-clinical... issuing this update on select sections in order to notify the industry in a timely manner of our...

  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; 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.

  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. Las marcas en el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte

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    Full Text Available Se trata de un ensayo que analiza la regulación de las marcas en el Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN y su influencia en la legislación mexicana. En la primera parte, el autor explica de forma general el contenido del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte, para después referirse a las disposiciones del capítulo XVII en materia de propiedad industrial. Asimismo, explica la protección que este tratado contempla para las marcas. Posteriormente, expone la regulación de las marcas en México mediante leyes y tratados internacionales. Por último, realiza un estudio comparativo entre la Ley de Marcas española de 2001, el TLCAN y la Ley de Propiedad Industrial mexicana.

  12. 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.

  13. Medidas tecnológicas de protección en el tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos de Norteamérica

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    Las medidas tecnológicas de protección de contenidos tutelados por el derecho de autor, gracias a los tratados internacionales de 1996 de la ompi son objeto obligatorio de protección jurídica, en Colombia la legislación que ha abordado el tema ha sido de forma exclusiva la penal. El tratado de libre comercio con los Estados Unidos, en el marco de los aadpic aumentados, establece normas relacionadas con las medidas tecnológicas de protección que replican el modelo de la dmca de 1998. Un tema q...

  14. Adsorção de ácidos húmicos em latossolo roxo natural e tratado com oxalato de amônio

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    D. P. Dick; Gomes, J.; Bayer, C.; B. Bodmann

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    A interação de substâncias húmicas com minerais no solo pode influir na dinâmica da decomposição da matéria orgânica e na sua estabilidade. A adsorção de dois ácidos húmicos em Latossolo Roxo natural (LR natural) e tratado com oxalato de amônio (LR tratado) foi efetuada, com vistas em investigar os mecanismos de adsorção e os principais grupos funcionais envolvidos, bem como relacionar a capacidade adsortiva de acordo com as características químicas e moleculares dos adsorbatos. Os ácidos húm...

  15. 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.

    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 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.

  16. 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

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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 identificó una masa que comprometía el seno esfenoidal. Se arribó al diagnóstico por anatomía patológica e inmunomarcación.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 tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. The diagnosis could be reached by pathology and immunohistochemical studies.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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    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.

  1. 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).

  2. 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

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available 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 análise laboratorial do tumor mostrou as mesmas características da doença inicial, e mantendo a positividade ao EBV. Uma exposição mais precoce e intensa ao EBV poderia aumentar o risco para formas muito precoces da doença e a inesperada evolução poderia estar ligada à associação do subtipo histológico e positividade ao EBV.The cases of two male under five-year-olds diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma presenting as lymphadenopathy in evolution for some months and treated in our hospital are reported. Immunohistopathological findings of the tumors proved the existence of Hodgkin's lymphoma nodular sclerosis and positive Epstein-Barr virus in tumoral material in both cases. After 13 months of complete remission one of the patients relapsed and presented aggressive disease. Laboratorial analyses of the tumor showed the same characteristics as the initial disease including positive Epstein-Barr virus. Early and intense exposure to Epstein-Barr virus may increase the risk related to the very early development of the disease and the unexpected evolution may be connected to the association of the histological subtype and the positive Epstein-Barr virus.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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...

  6. Evolutive behavior towards cardiomyopathy of treated (nifurtimox or benznidazole and untreated chronic chagasic patients Evolução à miocardiopatia dos infectados chagásicos crônicos tratados (nifurtimox ou benzonidazol e não tratados

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    Full Text Available The aim of this work was to compare the evolution of chronic chagasic untreated patients (UTPs with that of benznidazole or nifurtimox-treated patients (TPs. A longitudinal study from a low endemic area (Santa Fe city, Argentina was performed during an average period of 14 years. Serological and parasitological analyses with clinical exams, ECG and X-chest ray were carried out. At the onset, 19/198 infected patients showed chagasic cardiomyopathy (CrChM while 179 were asymptomatic. In this latter group the frequency of CrChM during the follow-up was lower in TPs compared with UTPs (3.2% vs 7%. Within the CrChM group, 2/5 TPs showed aggravated myopathy whereas this happened in 9/14 UTPs. Comparing the clinical evolution of all patients, 5.9% of TPs and 13% of UTPs had unfavourable evolution, but the difference is not statistically relevant. Serological titers were assessed by IIF. Titers equal to or lower than 1/64 were obtained in 86% of the TPs, but only in 38% of UTPs. The differences were statistically significant (geometric mean: 49.36 vs. 98.2. Antiparasitic assessment of the drugs (xenodiagnosis proved to be effective. The low sensitivity in chronic chagasic patients must be born in mind. Despite treated patients showed a better clinical evolution and lower antibody levels than untreated ones, it is necessary to carry on doing research in order to improve therapeutic guidelines, according to the risk/benefit equation and based on scientific and ethical principles.Para comparar a evolução dos infectados chagásicos crônicos não tratados (UTPs e tratados (TPs com nifurtimox ou benznidazol, fez-se um estudo longitudinal numa área de baixa endemicidade (cidade de Santa Fe, Argentina, com média de seguimento de 14 anos. Em cada controle foram feitas análises sorológicas e parasitológicas, exames clínicos, eletrocardiográficos e radiológicos. No inicio, 19/198 infectados apresentaram miocardiopatia chagásica crônica (MChCr, enquanto 179 eram assintomáticos. A frequência de MChCr no seguimento destes últimos foi 3,2% para os tratados e 7% para os não tratados. Dos pacientes com MChCr no início, 2/5 dos tratados e 9/14 dos não tratados agravaram sua miocardiopatia. Comparando a evolução clínica dos infectados, 5,9% dos tratados e 13% dos não tratados tiveram evolução desfavorável, mas esta diferença não é estatisticamente significativa. Na avaliação sorológica por IFI, 86% dos TPs e só 38% dos UTPs apresentaram títulos menores ou iguais a 1/64. As diferenças são estatisticamente significativas (média geométrica: 49,36 vs 98,2. Os xenodiagnósticos seriados realizados, demonstraram efetividade das drogas (considerar a baixa sensibilidade deste método na etapa crônica. Os pacientes tratados mostraram melhor evolução clínica e mais baixos níveis de anticorpos do que os não tratados. É preciso continuar as investigações para estabelecer pautas terapêuticas mais claras sobre a relação risco-benefício, sustentadas nos princípios científicos e éticos.

  7. 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

  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. 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.

  10. 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.

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    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.

  11. 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

    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.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.

  12. 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 Carvalho; Jean Rodrigo Tafarel; Wilson Beleski de Carvalho; Ana Paula 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.

  13. 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

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available 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 terapêutica imunossupressora. Biopsias da pálpebra superior esquerda e medula óssea revelaram linfoma não-Hodgkin de células B da zona do manto. Apesar da disseminação (estadiamento grau IV, quimioterapia e transplante de medula óssea conduziram à remissão da doença. COMENTÁRIOS CONCLUSIVOS: Apesar da disponibilidade de avançados métodos diagnósticos complementares como a imunofenotipagem e a análise genética molecular, o linfoma representa, para clínicos e patologistas, um desafio quanto ao diagnóstico e ao prognóstico.Ocular adnexal lymphoid tumors are slow-growing neoplasms that affect predominantly the elderly. The purpose of this study is to report a non-Hodgkin lymphoma from mantle zone cells, a rare ocular annexal B-cell lymphoma subtype. CASE REPORT: A 62-year-old male patient with superior eyelid, maxillary and oral tumours, had an initial diagnosis of Mikulics disease, developed lesion enlargement, despite immunosuppressant therapy. Left superior eyelid and bone marrow biopsy revealed non-Hodgkin lymphoma the mantle zone. In spite of dissemination (stage IV, chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant led to disease remission. CONCLUSIVE COMMENTARIES: Despite the availability of advanced complementary diagnostic methods, like immunophenotyping and molecular genetic analysis, lymphoma represents, for physicians and pathologists, a challenge regarding diagnosis and prognosis.

  14. Epidemiología y bioinformática en el estudio de la leucemia linfoma de células t del adulto asociada a la infección con vlht-1

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    Salcedo-Cifuentes, Mercedes; Restrepo, Oscar; García-Vallejo, Felipe

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    Objetivos Establecer la relación entre el número de provirus VLHT-1 y las características de la cromatina adyacente en casos de Leucemia Linfoma de Células T del Adulto. Metodología Se realizó una revisión sistemática y un metaanálisis de la literatura publica que considero como variables de estudio los provirus por cromosoma y características estructurales y funcionales de la cromatina adyacente a los sitios de integración. La concordancia entre los resultados de la evaluación que emitieron ...

  15. 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

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    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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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

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    Full Text Available 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, a trombocitopenia seria decorrente da produção de auto-anticorpos antiplaquetas pelo clone tumoral. Na segunda, a PTI seria resultado de um estímulo antigênico persistente, secundário a uma desordem na proliferação linfóide. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi relatar a associação infreqüente na infância entre púrpura trombo-citopênica idiopática e linfoma não-Hodgkin de células T.Lymphomas represent 10% of all malignant tumors in childhood and from these non-Hodgkin's lymphomas are the most frequent. Children who have autoimmune diseases have a higher probability of developing lymphoproliferative diseases, which can happen before, during or after the appearance of the neoplasia. The association between idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and lymphomas is not common (3% especially in children. Two theories try to explain the origin of this association. In the first one, the thrombocytopenia would be a result of an autoantibody anti-blood platelet production by the tumoral clone. In the second one, the idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura would be a result of a persistent antigenic stimulus subordinate to a disorder in the lymphoid proliferation. The aim of this work is to report the unusual association between idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura and T-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in childhood.

  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; 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. [...

  20. 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...

  1. 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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    J.A. Reche-Sainz; M.J. Peral-Ortiz de la Torre; R. Carpio-Bailén; N Toledano-Fernández

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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...

  2. Linfoma testicular primario: Aportación de un nuevo caso y revisión de la literatura / Primary testicular lymphoma: Contribution of one case and literature review

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    I., Gómez García; R., Rodríguez Patrón; E., Sanz Mayayo; J.M., Rodríguez Luna; A., Palmeiro Uriach; S., Conde Someso; F.J., Burgos Revilla; D., García Ortells; A., Escudero Barrilero.

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    Full Text Available El linfoma testicular primario es un tumor testicular infrecuente, suponiendo no más del 9% de los tumores testiculares en las series con mayor incidencia; a su vez el linfoma testicular como tumor hematopoyético es infrecuente, con una incidencia del 1% de los linfomas, pero debido a su histopatolo [...] gía en la mayoría de los casos de alta malignidad, les hace ser de los tumores testiculares más agresivos. La edad de aparición es por encima de los 60 años, convirtiéndose en el tumor más frecuente para este grupo de edad. La falta de series amplias, hace que no exista un protocolo establecido para el tratamiento de esta patología. Presentamos un nuevo caso, realizando revisión de la bibliografía presentando las tendencias terapéuticas actuales para este tipo de patología. Abstract in english Primary testicular lymphoma is an uncommon testicular tumour that accounts for no more than 9% of all testicular tumours in those series with higher incidence; testicular lymphoma as haematopoietic tumours are also rare accounting for just 1% of all lymphomas; but due to their highly malignant histo [...] pathology they may become highly aggressive tumours. Patient age at presentation is over 60 years old which makes it the most frequent tumour for this age group. There is no standard protocol to treat this malignancy due to lack of extensive series. We contribute one case and make a literature review discussing the current therapeutic trends for this disease.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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    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.

  5. 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.

  6. Intravascular heat exchange technology successfully treats a patient after ultra-long cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a case report

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    Zou, Xiuli; Wu, Tiejun; Zhang, Lina; Zhang, Xihong; Tian, Hui

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    Objective: To investigate the effect of intravascular heat exchange in saving the lives of patients after cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Methods: The clinical data of a female patient who was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation for 1.67 h in July 2014 in our hospital was retrospectively analyzed. An intravascular heat exchange procedure was performed on the patient to control her body temperature. Comprehensive treatment measures also included mechanical ventilation, vasoactive agents, and os...

  7. 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

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    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 ...

  8. 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

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    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.

  9. Feasibility of in vivo intravascular photoacoustic imaging using integrated ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging catheter

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    Karpiouk, Andrei B.; Wang, Bo; Amirian, James; Smalling, Richard W.; Emelianov, Stanislav Y.

    2012-09-01

    Pilot studies of in vivo combined intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intravascular photoacoustic (IVPA) imaging are reported. A recently introduced prototype of an integrated IVUS/IVPA imaging catheter consisting of a single-element ultrasound transducer and a light delivery system based on a single optical fiber was adapted and used for in vivo imaging of a coronary stent deployed in a rabbit's thoracic aorta in the presence of luminal blood. The results suggest that in vivo IVUS/IVPA imaging is feasible using the integrated IVUS/IVPA imaging catheter. The challenges of in vivo combined IVUS/IVPA imaging are discussed, and further improvements on the design of the catheter and the clinical imaging system are proposed.

  10. 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

    2012-10-01

    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.

  11. Enhanced glucose tolerance by intravascularly administered piceatannol in freely moving healthy rats.

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    Oritani, Yukihiro; Okitsu, Teru; Nishimura, Eisaku; Sai, Masahiko; Ito, Tatsuhiko; Takeuchi, Shoji

    2016-02-12

    Piceatannol is a phytochemical in the seeds of passion fruit that has a hypoglycemic effect when orally administered. To elucidate the contribution of intact and metabolites of piceatannol after gastro-intestinal absorption to hypoglycemic effect, we examined the influence of piceatannol and isorhapontigenin on blood glucose concentrations during fasting and glucose tolerance tests by administering them intravascularly to freely moving healthy rats. We found that intravascularly administered piceatannol reduced the blood glucose concentrations during both fasting and glucose tolerance tests, but isorhapontigenin did not during either of them. Furthermore, we found that piceatannol increased the insulinogenic index during glucose tolerance tests and that piceatannol had no influence on insulin sensitivity by performing hyperinsulinemic euglycemic clamping tests. These results suggest that piceatannol orally intaken may enhance glucose tolerance by the effect of intact piceatannol through enhanced early-phase secretion of insulin. Therefore, oral intake of piceatannol might contribute to proper control of postprandial glycemic excursions in healthy subjects. PMID:26773506

  12. 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.

  13. 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

    2011-01-01

    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...

  14. Colonization of bacteria on polyvinyl chloride and Teflon intravascular catheters in hospitalized patients.

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    Sheth, N. K.; Franson, T R; Rose, H D; Buckmire, F L; Cooper, J. A.; Sohnle, P G

    1983-01-01

    During an 8-month period all intravascular catheters were removed by sterile technique upon completion of use and submitted to the hospital microbiology laboratory. All catheters were routinely cultured by the semiquantitative culture technique, with greater than or equal to 15 colonies being defined as a positive result. Of the 687 Teflon catheters cultured, 6.9% were positive by culture, compared with 24.6% of 77 polyvinyl chloride catheters (P less than 0.001). Also, colonization of coagul...

  15. Colonization of peripheral intravascular catheters with biofilm producing microbes: Evaluation of risk factors

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    Monil Singhai; Abida Malik; Mohd.Shahid; Ashraf Malik; Vinita Rawat

    2012-01-01

    Background: Biofilms often colonize catheters and contribute to catheter-related septicemia. However, predictors of catheter colonization by biofilms remain poorly defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinical factors that may be associated with biofilm colonization of catheters. Materials and Methods: A total of 54 isolates colonizing the peripheral intravascular catheters (IVCs) were studied and their biofilm production ability was analyzed by the tube method and antimicrobial sus...

  16. 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

    2010-01-01

    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...

  17. 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...

  18. MRI evaluation and follow-up of bone necrosis after meningococcal infection and disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Damry, N. (Dept. of Radiology, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels (Belgium)); Schurmans, T. (Dept. of Peadiatrics, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels (Belgium)); Perlmutter, N. (Dept. of Radiology, Hopital Universitaire des Enfants Reine Fabiola, Brussels (Belgium))

    1993-10-01

    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious complication of meningococcal septicaemia. It often results in infarction of various tissues namely the skin, adrenal glands, kidneys, brain and, much less commonly, bones. We describe a patient who presented bone lesions after meningococcal septicaemia. In addition to plain radiography and scintigraphy the lesions were evaluated with MRI and have proved to be extensive and still progressive, approxximately 18 months after the onset of the disease. (orig.)

  19. Oxaliplatin induced disseminated intravascular coagulation: A case report and review of literature

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    Shweta Kurian

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Oxaliplatin in combination with a fluoropyrimide is a treatment option for colorectal cancer patients in the adjuvant and metastatic settings. Very few hematological emergencies have been reported associated with Oxaliplatin. These include autoimmune hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia and pancytopenia. We present a case report of a patient who developed hematuria and disseminated intravascular coagulation while receiving the second cycle of FOLFOX and bevacizumab for metastatic colon cancer.

  20. MRI evaluation and follow-up of bone necrosis after meningococcal infection and disseminated intravascular coagulation

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    Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) is a serious complication of meningococcal septicaemia. It often results in infarction of various tissues namely the skin, adrenal glands, kidneys, brain and, much less commonly, bones. We describe a patient who presented bone lesions after meningococcal septicaemia. In addition to plain radiography and scintigraphy the lesions were evaluated with MRI and have proved to be extensive and still progressive, approxximately 18 months after the onset of the disease. (orig.)

  1. 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...

  2. 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

    2007-01-01

    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 ...

  3. 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 cli...

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

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    E.A. Shelest

    2014-07-01

    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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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)

    2009-03-15

    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.)

  7. Reduction of reactions in patients previously reactive to intravascular contrast media

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    In a special group of over 150 high-risk patients, those who have had a previous reaction to intravascular contrast media, the authors observed a very low incidence of reactions, less than 4%. No serious or fatal reactions were encountered, and all observed reactions were milder than the original ones. Some of the patients had also been premedicated but they did not react less frequently than those without premedication

  8. 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...

  9. Insights into the pathogenesis of vein graft disease: lessons from intravascular ultrasound

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    Angelini Gianni D.; Murphy Gavin J

    2004-01-01

    Abstract The success of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is limited by poor long-term graft patency. Saphenous vein is used in the vast majority of CABG operations, although 15% are occluded at one year with as many as 50% occluded at 10 years due to progressive graft atherosclerosis. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) has greatly increased our understanding of this process. IVUS studies have shown that early wall thickening and adaptive remodeling of vein grafts occurs within the first fe...

  10. Double-cladding-fiber-based detection system for intravascular mapping of fluorescent molecular probes

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    Razansky, R. Nika; Rozental, Amir; Mueller, Mathias S.; Deliolanis, Nikolaos; Jaffer, Farouc A.; Koch, Alexander W.; Ntziachristos, Vasilis

    2011-03-01

    Early detection of high-risk coronary atherosclerosis remains an unmet clinical challenge. We have previously demonstrated a near-infrared fluorescence catheter system for two-dimensional intravascular detection of fluorescence molecular probes [1]. In this work we improve the system performance by introducing a novel high resolution sensor. The main challenge of the intravascular sensor is to provide a highly focused spot at an application relevant distance on one hand and a highly efficient collection of emitted light on the other. We suggest employing a double cladding optical fiber (DCF) in combination with focusing optics to provide a sensor with both highly focused excitation light and highly efficient fluorescent light collection. The excitation laser is coupled into the single mode core of DCF and guided through a focusing element and a right angle prism. The resulting side-fired beam exhibits a small spot diameter (50 ?m) throughout a distance of up to 2 mm from the sensor. This is the distance of interest for intravascular coronary imaging application, determined by an average human coronary artery diameter. At the blood vessel wall, an activatable fluorescence molecular probe is excited in the diseased lesions. Next light of slightly shifted wavelength emits only in the places of the inflammations, associated with dangerous plaques [2]. The emitted light is collected by the cladding of the DCF, with a large collection angle (NA=0.4). The doublecladding acts as multimodal fiber and guides the collected light to the photo detection elements. The sensor automatically rotates and pulled-back, while each scanned point is mapped according to the amount of detected fluorescent emission. The resulting map of fluorescence activity helps to associate the atherosclerotic plaques with the inflammation process. The presented detection system is a valuable tool in the intravascular plaque detection and can help to differentiate the atherosclerotic plaques based on their biological activity, identify the ones that prone to rupture and therefore require more medical attention.

  11. High frame-rate intravascular optical frequency-domain imaging in vivo

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    Cho, Han Saem; Jang, Sun-Joo; Kim, Kyunghun; Dan-Chin-Yu, Alexey V.; Shishkov, Milen; Bouma, Brett E; Oh, Wang-Yuhl

    2013-01-01

    Intravascular optical frequency-domain imaging (OFDI), a second-generation optical coherence tomography (OCT) technology, enables imaging of the three-dimensional (3D) microstructure of the vessel wall following a short and nonocclusive clear liquid flush. Although 3D vascular visualization provides a greater appreciation of the vessel wall and intraluminal structures, a longitudinal imaging pitch that is several times bigger than the optical imaging resolution of the system has limited true ...

  12. THROMBOPHILIA AND INTENSITY OF THE INTRAVASCULAR MICROCOAGULATION IN PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE, ATHEROTHROMBOSIS

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    E. A. Shelest

    2015-09-01

    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.

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Estimating the actual dose delivered by intravascular coronary brachytherapy using geometrically correct 3D modeling

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    Wahle, Andreas; Lopez, John J.; Pennington, Edward C.; Meeks, Sanford L.; Braddy, Kathleen C.; Fox, James M.; Brennan, Theresa M. H.; Buatti, John M.; Rossen, James D.; Sonka, Milan

    2003-05-01

    Intravascular brachytherapy has shown to reduce re-occurrence of in-stent restenosis in coronary arteries. For beta radiation, application time is determined from source activity and the angiographically estimated vessel diameter. Conventionally used dosing models assume a straight vessel with the catheter centered and a constant-diameter circular cross section. Aim of this study was to compare the actual dose delivered during in-vivo intravascular brachytherapy with the target range determined from the patient's prescribed dose. Furthermore, differences in dose distribution between a simplified tubular model (STM) and a geometrically correct 3-D model (GCM) obtained from fusion between biplane angiography and intravascular ultrasound were quantified. The tissue enclosed by the segmented lumen/plaque and media/adventitia borders was simulated using a structured finite-element mesh. The beta-radiation sources were modeled as 3-D objects in their angiographically determined locations. The accumulated dose was estimated using a fixed distance function based on the patient-specific radiation parameters. For visualization, the data was converted to VRML with the accumulated doses represented by color encoding. The statistical comparison between STM and GCM models in 8 patients showed that the STM significantly underestimates the dose delivered and its variability. The analysis revealed substantial deviations from the target dose range in curved vessels.

  16. Primary Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma of lung: a report of one case and review

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    Yu Hui

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective To investigate the clinicopathological features of primary intravascular large B-cell lymphoma of lung. Methods A case of primary pulmonary intravascular large B-cell lymphoma was analysed in histopathology and immunophenotype. Results The patient is a 42-year-old female who had cough for one year. Computed tomography showed ground-glass opacities and small nodules in bilateral lung fields. Histopathology demonstrated accumulation of similar sized neoplastic cells within alveolar capillaries, widening the alveolar septae. The alveolar structure sustained in part of districtions. Immunohistologically, the tumor cells were positive for CD20 and negative for CD3,CK, which were similar to the diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Conclusions Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma is an uncommon type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Primary pulmonary presentation is even more rare. The diagnosis is based on the histopathology and immunohistochemistry. Virtual slides The virtual slide(s for this article can be found here: http://www.diagnosticpathology.diagnomx.eu/vs/2076991810705433.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.)

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Derecho aplicable al fondo de la controversia en arbitrajes surgidos de tratados de inversión

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    Francisco Endara Flores

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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.

  3. 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

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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 uma 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.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.

  4. 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.

    2008-06-01

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

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

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    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.

  10. 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.

  11. A imagem e a cor no Tratado de Hume: elementos de ontologia política

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    Cesar, Kiraly.

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    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. [...

  12. 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.

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

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    Schossler Deila Rosely Carneiro

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    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.

  14. 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%.

  15. 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.

    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. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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)

  19. Frequency-Domain Intravascular Optical Coherence Tomography of the Femoropopliteal Artery

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    Purpose: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a catheter-based imaging method that employs near-infrared light to produce high-resolution intravascular images. The authors report the safety and feasibility and illustrate common imaging findings of frequency-domain OCT (FD-OCT) imaging of the femoropopliteal artery in a series of 20 patients who underwent infrainguinal angioplasty. Methods: After crossing the lesion of interest, OCT was performed with a dextrose saline flush technique with simultaneous obstructive manual groin compression. An automatic pullback FD-OCT device was employed (each scan acquiring 54 mm of vessel lumen in 271 consecutive frames). OCT images were acquired before and after balloon dilatation and following provisional stenting if necessary and were evaluated for baseline characteristics of plaque or in-stent restenosis (ISR), vessel wall trauma after angioplasty, presence of thrombus, stent apposition, and tissue prolapse. Imaging follow-up was not included in this study’s protocol. Results: Twenty-seven obstructive lesions (18 cases of de novo atherosclerosis and 9 of ISR) of the femoropopliteal artery were imaged and 148 acquisitions were analyzed in total. High-resolution intravascular OCT imaging with effective blood clearance was achieved in 93.9%. Failure was mainly attributed to preocclusive proximal lesions and/or collateral flow. Mixed features of lipid pool areas, calcium deposits, necrotic core, and fibrosis were identified in all of the imaged atherosclerotic lesions, whereas ISR was purely fibrotic. After balloon angioplasty, OCT identified extensive intimal tears in all cases and one case of severe dissection that biplane subtraction angiography failed to identify. Conclusions: Infrainguinal frequency-domain optical coherence tomography is safe and feasible and may provide intravascular high-resolution imaging of the femoropopliteal artery during infrainguinal angioplasty procedures.

  20. 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

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    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

  1. Ischemia monitoring in off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery using intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy

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    Zerkowski Hans-Reinhard

    2006-05-01

    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.

  2. 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.

    2011-06-01

    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

  3. 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 e