Balasubramanian Venkitaraman

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Pulmonary carcinoids are histologically classified into typical and atypical. It is important to identify these preoperatively for treatment planning and prognosis. Structural imaging cannot conclusively differentiate between them. The aim of this study was to assess the possibility of differentiating the 2 variants using [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the role of 68Ga-DOTATOC positron emission tomography (PET)/CT scan in patients with suspected pulmonary carcinoid tumour and to compare its results with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT scan. In this prospective study, 32 patients (age 34.22 ± 12.03 years; 53.1 % female) with clinical suspicion of(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although carcinoid tumors usually have good prognosis, early and specific diagnosis is important. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging do not provide findings that are specific for carcinoids, and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy suffers from low spatial resolution. 18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed(More)
Localization of the source of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) in ectopic ACTH-induced Cushing's syndrome is of paramount importance as definitive management mainly involves surgical resection of tumor. Many of these are occult, not identified by conventional structural imaging. Accurate localization and assessment of their functional status has become(More)
BACKGROUND Hepatoblastoma is the most common liver malignancy in the pediatric age group. The management of hepatoblastoma involves multidisciplinary approach. METHODS Patients with hepatoblastoma who underwent liver resection between 2000 and 2013 were analyzed and survival outcomes were studied. RESULTS The crude incidence rate of hepatoblastoma at(More)
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