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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Microvascular obstruction (MVO) is usually seen in a proportion of patients with acute myocardial infarction following reperfusion therapy of an occluded coronary artery. It is characterized by damage and dysfunction of the myocardial microvasculature with a no-reflow phenomenon within the infarct zone. While MVO may be demonstrated via a number of(More)