Ausami Abbas

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the technical and oncological efficacy of an image-guided cryoablation programme for renal tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective analysis of technical and radiological outcomes was undertaken after treatment of 171 consecutive tumours in 147 patients. Oncological efficacy in a subset of 125 tumours in 104 patients with >6(More)
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours are rare and aggressive soft-tissue sarcomas of ectomesenchymal origin. These tumours commonly occur in patients with neurofibromatosis Type 1 with a cumulative lifetime risk of 10%. The vast majority of cases present with clinical evidence of a soft-tissue mass with or without features of nerve irritation and loss(More)
Aortic coarctation is a disease that usually presents in infancy; however, a proportion of patients present for the first time in adulthood. These lesions generally require repair with either surgery or interventional techniques. The success of these techniques means that increasing numbers of patients are presenting for follow-up imaging in adulthood,(More)
AIM To determine whether patients undergoing transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy with increased sampling numbers are more likely to experience bleeding complications and whether warfarin or low-dose aspirin are independent risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS 930 consecutive patients with suspected prostatic cancer were followed up after(More)
The term "acute aortic syndrome" (AAS) encompasses several non-traumatic life-threatening pathologies of the thoracic aorta presenting in patients with a similar clinical profile. These include aortic dissection, intramural haematoma and penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers. These different pathological entities can be indistinguishable on clinical grounds(More)
(CHEST 2009; 135:1684-1687) A 27-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 24-h history of dyspnea and right-sided chest pain. The pain was acute in onset, sharp in nature, worse on deep inspiration, did not radiate, and was not reproducible with palpation. There was no associated fever, cough, hemoptysis, or calf pain. The patient denied(More)
Pulmonary lacerations are an uncommon injury typically associated with high-impact trauma. Most cases occur as a result of high-speed road traffic collisions. Although chest wall and pleural injuries are commonly associated with sports-related thoracic trauma, pulmonary injuries are far less common. There are only a few reported cases of significant(More)
Cardiac myxomas are the most common benign primary cardiac tumour to present in adulthood. While most patients present with symptoms of cardiac obstruction, embolic phenomena or constitutional impairment, up to a fifth of patients remain asymptomatic and are incidentally diagnosed on imaging. Although echocardiography is usually the initial imaging modality(More)