Arto H. Sivula

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The new, age-related TNM classification system of papillary thyroid carcinoma was applied in a retrospective analysis of 199 patients operated on during the 24-year period from 1956 through 1979 at the Second Department of Surgery, Helsinki University Central Hospital. According to the new staging system, 103 patients (under 45 years of age) and 96 T1(More)
Eighty histologically verified cases of the desmoid tumor (DT) have been analyzed with regard to factors possibly contributing to the etiology and/or growth behavior of this uncommon neoplasm. Considering the four statistical age components, the "fertile" female and "menopausal" varieties of the DT grew distinctly faster (0.1 less than P greater than 0.05(More)
The ability of magnetic resonance (MR) to identify intracranial hematomas was tested in five patients with clinical and computed tomographic signs of chronic subdural hematoma. The extracerebral collections were displayed as a zone of bright intensity using the T1-weighted inversion recovery (IR 1,500/400) sequence, reflecting the lesions' short T1(More)
All cases of gastrointestinal (GI) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma diagnosed in Finland between 1972 and 1977 were histologically reexamined and immunostained in order to study the value of histological classification. One hundred and eleven cases were found. The crude annual incidence was 0.51/10(5) and the age-adjusted (world standard population) incidence(More)
Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging of intracerebral hemorrhage revealed a considerable difference in the appearance of the bleedings in the acute and resolving phases. Attention is drawn to the shortening of the relaxation time T1 within the first 2 weeks after the acute onset of symptoms with the location of the change at the periphery of the lesion. The(More)
Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma is a rare, highly malignant tumor of elderly people. The purpose of this retrospective study was to characterize the patient population and to detect a potential subgroup with better prognosis or any intervention that would be useful. From 1967 through 1994 a total of 33 anaplastic thyroid carcinomas were operated on at the(More)
Most adrenal incidentalomas are nonfunctioning cortical adenomas that do not require surgery. Operative treatment is indicated if the incidentaloma has malignant features as seen during the radiologic workup, is hormonally active, or grows during follow-up. A conservative attitude is justified in asymptomatic patients if we know that the natural course of(More)
Incidental discovery of an adrenal mass during radiologic-examinations is common. Several recommendations have been made for the management of so-called incidentalomas. It has become clear that not all incidentalomas should be operated, but the criteria for nonoperative treatment have been under continuous debate. In this study 36 operated incidentalomas(More)
Primary aldosteronism consists of a mixture of subgroups. The operative treatment is successful only in cases of aldosterone-producing neoplasia (and in rare cases of primary unilateral hyperplasia); all other cases should be treated medically. The aim of this study was to determine if aldosterone-producing neoplasia had been successfully differentiated(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the development of the clinical appearance of primary hyperparathyroidism in a material of 334 patients operated on for PHPT in the years 1956-79. The material was divided into three parts: 72 patients from the years 1956-70, 102 patients from the years 1971-75 and 160 patients from the years 1976-79. A marked change was(More)