Amil J. Gerlock

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The radiographic appearance and clinical significance of gastric varices in the absence of esophageal varices and secondary to splenic vein occlusion were studied. Eighteen patients were evaluated through medical records, angiography, and barium studies of the stomach and esophagus. The presence of splenic vein occlusion was determined by arteriography in(More)
Five patients with calf hematomas presented with signs and symptoms suggesting thrombophlebitis, obscuring the correct diagnosis. Venography showed no venous thrombosis; further diagnostic studies using ultrasound and/or computed tomography provided the correct diagnosis in all patients. Ultrasound showed a hypoechoic mass clearly demarcated from(More)
The use of intravascular catheters for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes has resulted in an increased number of foreign body embolizations. The retained foreign body is a potential source of morbidity and mortality. In this communication we describe the different techniques that are used to remove foreign bodies from various locations within the heart or(More)
Ventricular shunts were evaluated by a shuntographic technique using metrizamide for the contrast material and delayed spot films and computed tomography (CT) to evaluate shunt function. Thirty hydrocephalic patients were studied who had clinical presentations of shunt malfunction. Fifty-two shuntograms were obtained; most demonstrated the cause of shunt(More)
Blunt injury to the neck can cause hemorrhage and pseudoaneurysm formation. A 76-year-old patient with severe blunt injury to the anterior neck was found to have entrapment of the left vertebral artery at C2-C3. Arch aortography 3 weeks postinjury revealed a large aneurysm at the injury site. The mass was surgically reduced, followed by ligation of the(More)
Obstructive jaundice with nondilated bile ducts was identified by percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC) in nine of 29 jaundiced patients in whom the etiology of the jaundice was not clearly established by clinical or laboratory means and no dilated ducts were seen at somography or computed tomography (CT). PTC was helpful in these none patients(More)
Immunosuppressive therapy is necessary in the treatment and prevention of rejection in renal transplant recipients. Unfortunately, these patients may become intolerant to this therapy when it is complicated by hypersplenism with leukopenia and/or thrombocytopenia. The therapy must then be either decreased or stopped, thus preventing adequate treatment or(More)