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HYPOTHESIS Ultrasound-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (UGVAB) can serve as an efficient tool for the diagnosis and excision of breast fibroadenomas. DESIGN Patients with a clinically and radiographically suspected breast fibroadenoma were prospectively referred for UGVAB to confirm the diagnosis and to attempt to excise the lesion. PATIENTS Fifty-two(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this essay is to describe the normal anatomic findings after laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery and the imaging findings of postoperative gastrointestinal complications. CONCLUSION With the increasing prevalence of morbid obesity, laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery has evolved to be a leading surgical(More)
PURPOSE The usefulness of high-resolution sonography in diagnosing cervical lymph node metastases from papillary thyroid carcinoma was investigated. The accuracy of a particular sign, cystic change within a node, in establishing the diagnosis was assessed. METHODS The sonographic findings in 63 patients with enlarged cervical lymph nodes were(More)
To clarify the ethnic specificity of human T cell leukemia virus type I (HTLV-I) and type II (HTLV-II) carriers among Colombian native Indians, we investigated the geographic distribution of HTLV-I and HTLV-II seroprevalence among the isolated ethnic groups of Mongoloid origin in the Andes highlands and the Atlantic coast of Colombia. HTLV-I carriers were(More)
Six Colombian patients with adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) are presented. The clinical and hematological features, the familial clusters of human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-I) carriers and the prognoses of the Colombian ATL patients were similar to those previously reported for Japanese ATL patients. The only difference was the mean age of(More)
UNLABELLED The purpose of the study was to assess the role of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in the assessment of secondary malignant involvement of the spinal column. METHODS In 51 patients, 242 lesions at the spinal region detected on (18)F-FDG PET/CT were interpreted separately on PET, CT, and fused PET/CT images, including differentiation between benign and(More)
Acute disseminated encephalomyelopathy and Guillain-Barré syndrome are both immunologically mediated para-infectious demyelinating disorders, the former affecting the central nervous system and the latter affecting the peripheral nervous system. The term encephalo-myelo-radiculo-neuropathy was introduced to describe cases in which major involvement of one(More)
We analyzed the serum levels of C-terminal parathyroid hormone-related protein (C-PTHrP) in asymptomatic carriers of human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) and patients with three HTLV-1 related diseases; adult T-cell leukemia (ATL), HTLV-1 associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) and HTLV-1 uveitis (HU). Serum C-PTHrP levels were(More)
Spiral computer tomography (CT) has become a widely accepted clinical tool in the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism. The accuracy of computed tomography in diagnosing pulmonary embolism has increased over the past 10 years, parallel to technological improvements. However, as with most imaging techniques, interpretative pitfalls may occur for a variety(More)