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BACKGROUND Since there are no randomized studies, the treatment of choice for patients with early stage lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma (LPHL) remains unclear. We thus reviewed all LPHL cases registered in the database of the German Hodgkin Study Group (GHSG) and compared the different treatment approaches, such as extended field (EF), involved(More)
PURPOSE To assess the diagnostic value of fluor-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in screening for melanoma metastases. MATERIAL AND METHODS The case records of 94 melanoma patients who had been examined by whole-body FDG-PET between 1995 and 1999 were evaluated retrospectively. Forty patients showed evidence of lymphogenous and(More)
The purpose of this study is to compare triphasic helical CT and fast MRI with respect to detection, characterization and staging of suspected renal masses. To achieve this triphasic helical CT (plain, corticonephrographic and tubulonephrographic phase) and MRI with fast T(1) weighted and T(2) weighted sequences were performed in 29 patients with a(More)
We report a case of recurrent major hemorrhage in a patient with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Before and between the bleeding episodes, the functional level of the patient was remarkably high. Therefore, an attempt at bleeding control with superselective embolization with Ethibloc was made. Because of its specific characteristics, this(More)
Percutaneous CT-guided biopsies were carried out in 350 patients; on 291 occasions, 14- or 18-gauge and, on 59 occasions, an 0.95 mm cutting biopsy cannula was employed. Using the 14- and 18-gauge needles, a histological diagnosis was possible in 191 cases, a sensitivity of 82.7%. The 0.95 mm cannulas proved successful in 39 of the 59 punctures, producing a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the diagnostic value of MR imaging in abdominal lymphoma staging, in comparison with that of the established spiral CT, within the context of a prospective study. METHODS 50 patients with non-Hodgkin (n = 27) and Hodgkin lymphoma (n = 23) were examined with a plain T2-weighted TSE sequence (parameters: TE 90 ms, TR >2.500 ms, slice(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to compare the diagnostic performance of a digital selenium detector (Thoravision) with that of analog film-screen systems and digital luminescence radiography in skeletal radiography for the detection of fissures and lesions in porcine bones. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred bones taken from domestic pigs (50 ribs(More)
Distant metastases in small cell carcinomas of the uterine cervix are rare, and a disseminated manifestation of the disease is uncommon. This is a case report of a 40-year-old woman treated with platin-based radio-chemotherapy for a moderately differentiated squamous cell cervical cancer FIGO Stage IB 1 (with positive paraaortic lymph nodes). One year later(More)
Diagnostic laparotomy is no longer routinely performed in Hodgkin's lymphoma and noninvasive diagnosis of spleen involvement remains uncertain. In order to assess the probability of splenic involvement based on clinical parameters, we retrospectively analyzed data on patients of the German Hodgkin's Lymphoma Study Group (GHSG) who underwent staging(More)
PURPOSE Comparison of a free breathing steady-state free precession (SSFP), a spoiled gradient-echo (GRE) and a turbo spin-echo sequence (TSE) for imaging of the coronary arteries (MRCA) in healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-two healthy volunteers were imaged with a standard clinical scanner (1.5 T, Intera, Philips), with the right coronary(More)