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Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) offers a survival benefit to patients with intermediate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). A widely accepted TACE regimen includes administration of doxorubicin-oil emulsion followed by gelatine sponge—conventional TACE. Recently, a drug-eluting bead (DC Bead®) has been developed to enhance tumor drug delivery(More)
Compared with the imaging features of typical hepatic hemangiomas, the imaging features of atypical hepatic hemangiomas have not been well studied or well described. Knowledge of the entire spectrum of atypical hepatic hemangiomas is important and can help one avoid most diagnostic errors. A frequent type of atypical hepatic hemangioma is a lesion with an(More)
This article focuses on the main clinicopathologic and MR findings in the more frequent benign liver lesions (excluding hemangiomas) such as cysts, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatocellular adenoma, and fatty tumors. These entities raise several questions concerning their pathogenesis, differential diagnosis from various malignant tumors or pseudotumoral(More)
Splenic arterial interventions are increasingly performed to treat various clinical conditions, including abdominal trauma, hypersplenism, splenic arterial aneurysm, portal hypertension, and splenic neoplasm. When clinically appropriate, these procedures may provide an alternative to open surgery. They may help to salvage splenic function in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the ability of magnetic resonance imaging to measure the volume of the amygdala and detect amygdala atrophy in patients with early Alzheimer's disease. DESIGN Prospective case-control study and "blind" measurements. SETTING Subjects were ambulatory outpatients selected from an institutional practice in Paris, France. PATIENTS We(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of liver hypertrophy of the future liver remnant volume (FLR) induced by preoperative portal vein embolization (PVE) on the immediate postoperative complications after a standardized major liver resection. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA PVE is usually indicated when FLR is estimated to be too small for major liver resection.(More)
Computed tomography (CT) is used increasingly to measure liver volume in patients undergoing evaluation for transplantation or resection. This study is designed to determine a formula predicting total liver volume (TLV) based on body surface area (BSA) or body weight in Western adults. TLV was measured in 292 patients from four Western centers. Liver(More)
The aim if this study was to compare percutaneous drainage (PD) of the gallbladder to emergency cholecystectomy (EC) in a well-defined patient group with sepsis related to acute calculous/acalculous cholecystitis (ACC/AAC). Between 2001 and 2007, all consecutive patients of our ICU treated by either PD or EC were retrospectively analyzed. Cases were(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to determine the MR features of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma and to correlate them with pathologic findings in a surgical series. METHOD MRI in 14 patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma who had undergone resection was reviewed. All patients had T1- and T2-weighted SE sequences. Contrast-material-enhanced MRI was performed in(More)
OBJECTIVE The purposes of this study were to evaluate the effect of a well-functioning transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) on the splanchnic and intrahepatic circulation, to determine if sonographic measurements can predict shunt dysfunction before clinical manifestations of portal hypertension occur, and to compare Doppler sonographic(More)