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Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosis of mediastinal lesions

Ricardo Sales dos Santos, Marcia Jacomelli, Juliana Pereira Franceschini, Iunis Suzuki, Altair da Silva Costa Jr., Christina Shiang, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4094

ABSTRACT Objective To describe the results of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in making diagnosis of mediastinal injuries associated to different causes. Methods A retrospective cross-sectional study of patients submitted to Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration at a private organization, between June 2013 and October 2016. All cases referred for collection of lymph nodes or peritracheal/peribronchial masses by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration, and evaluated through tomography or PET-CT were included. Interventional pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons with experience in the […]

Translation and adaptation to Brazilian Portuguese of the Lymphedema Rating Scale in Head and Neck Cancer

Débora dos Santos Queija, Lica Arakawa-Sugueno, Bruna Mello Chamma, Marco Aurélio Vamondes Kulcsar, Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017AO3995

ABSTRACT Objective: Translate to brazilian portuguese, culturally adapt and test the rating and classification scales of cervicofacial lymphedema of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Head and Neck Lymphedema Protocol (MDACC HNL) in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. Methods: The process followed international guidelines and translation stages by two head and neck surgeons, and back translation independently by two native Americans. The test of final version was based on the evaluation of 18 patients by one speech pathologist […]

Indications of Sentinel Node Biopsy in Thin Melanoma

Fernanda Braga Silva, Renato Santos de Oliveira Filho, Wagner Iared, Álvaro Nagib Atallah, Ivan Dunchee de Abranches Oliveira Santos, Lydia Masako Ferreira

DOI: 10.1590/s1679-45082010rw1424

ABSTRACTObjective:To assess data on survival, recurrence and histological factors in positive and negative sentinel lymph nodes in thin melanoma cases.Methods:A systematic review was conducted on observational studies in four databases (Cochrane Library, Medline, Embase and Lilacs). Positive and negative micrometastases in sentinel lymph node biopsy were compared regarding the clinical outcomes – death and recurrence – and six histological factors – vertical growth phase, Breslow thickness, Clark level, ulceration, regression and mitosis rate.Results:Positive sentinel lymph node is statistically associated with […]