Andrew Rappaport

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OBJECTIVE This paper seeks to evaluate the ability to deliver term pregnancies following uterine fibroid embolization, and to identify impediments to pregnancy in the embolization procedure. STUDY DESIGN Four physicians performed embolization procedures at various facilities. Patients were asked if fertility was an issue prior to embolization. We measured(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is considered feasible and safe, but it is associated with a higher rate of conversion to laparotomy than elective cholecystectomy because of technical reasons and anatomical changes related to the inflammatory process. The value of several factors that might influence its successful completion(More)
AIM To assess the value of unenhanced brain computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST). MATERIALS AND METHODS Unenhanced brain CT images of 26 patients with proven CVST were mixed with 26 age and sex-matched images from patients without CVST. Four readers reviewed the 52 brain CT images and were asked to score the(More)
Uterine artery embolisation has been described as successful only when both arteries are embolised. However, results in patients with one congenitally absent or previously ligated artery are unknown. Women suffering from symptomatic uterine myomata were treated at a university teaching hospital, a community hospital and an outpatient surgery centre.(More)
Background: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis is considered feasible and safe, but it is associated with a higher rate of conversion to laparotomy than elective cholecystectomy because of technical reasons and anatomical changes related to the inflammatory process. The value of several factors that might influence its successful(More)
Recent observations point to a seemingly high conversion rate to laparotomy in cases of laparoscopic operations for acute cholecystitis that are performed by surgical residents. The purpose of the study is to evaluate those observations. In a retrospective nonrandomized study, conducted between February 1992 and December 1997, 285 laparoscopic operations(More)
Ninety-seven consecutive cases of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) were retrospectively reviewed. Patients comprised 49 women and 48 men with a mean age of 71.6 years. The most common painful locations were the chest and upper back (34%), abdomen and lower back (25.2%), and face (20.2%). Burning pain was the most common type of pain (61.3%). Lancinating pain(More)
Preliminary findings suggest that in patients with known primary cancer, a large percentage of unifocal lesions seen on radionuclide bone scans are not metastatic. In a survey of radionuclide bone studies done on 861 consecutive patients, 30 patients with known primary cancer had solitary lesions. Adequate follow-up information was available on 21 of these(More)