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A Giampalmo
This study is interested in figurative works of the past in which the artist had seemingly no purpose to illustrate pathological manifestations and their display was merely casual. It deals with both scientific and humanistic aspects and is of relevance to pathologists, in that it provides further insights into the epidemiology of some disease. Also, it contributes to an ever increasing progress of knowledge of historical and geographical pathology. The author has been carrying out this study without following a definite pattern, guided only by chance and curiosity, and discovering that artists could sometimes portray to perfection malformations and morbid conditions which would later be identified and classified in medicine, thus anticipating and even emphasizing the expressiveness of descriptions in scientific works...
February 1994: Pathologica
J L V├ęzina, J Hardy, M Yamashita
The early radiographic changes of the sella turcica in the cases of hypersecreting pituitary adenomas (Cushing disease, acromegaly, amenorrhea-galactorrhea) are reported and discussed. The finding of the double contour of the sellar floor and the small crescentic bulging of its antero-inferior wall, with the aid of the tomographic cuts of the sella, has permited the diagnosis of the microadenoma'a localization. With this it si possible the achievement of a selective excision of the lesion in the initial stage, when the tumor has not caused yet irreversible damage to the inside normal pituitary tissue...
June 1975: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
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