Alexandria Mikhail

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PURPOSE To determine risk factors for pneumothorax and chest tube placement associated with computed tomography (CT)-guided transthoracic needle aspiration biopsy (TNAB) of the lung. METHODS One hundred twenty-one consecutive CT-guided TNAB procedures were performed in 117 patients. Patient age, sex, number of needle passes and pleural planes traversed,(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the modifications of the technique of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCN), including "mini-PCN" and tubeless PCN, to establish which technique is associated with the least morbidity and complications. METHODS We performed a prospective randomized trial to assess the efficacy and morbidity of each method of percutaneous renal access.(More)
Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues are widely used in biomedical research but little is known about the effect of the age of the block or unstained slides on the in situ hybridization or immunohistochemistry signal. We compared the in situ-based and immunohistochemistry-based signals for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia samples that ranged from 0(More)
Melanoma represents the second most frequent vulvar malignancy, and yet is still considered to be an uncommon neoplasm. Several varieties of melanoma exist. A patient who was diagnosed with a rare subtype of melanoma as a primary vulvar process is presented here. To date, there is only one other reported case of neurotropic desmoplastic melanoma as a(More)
The authors report a case of metastatic prostate cancer masquerading as a primary lung tumor. Histologically, the lung tumor displayed eosinophilic crystalloids in the malignant glands typical of those previously described in prostatic adenocarcinoma. Review of histologic material from 30 additional patients with metastatic prostate cancer failed to reveal(More)
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