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Radiofrequency ablation for thyroid nodules: which indications? The first Italian opinion statement
Nodular thyroid disease is a very common finding in clinical practice, discovered by ultrasound (US) in about 50 % of the general population, with higher prevalence in women and in the elderly [1–4].Expand
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Role of Interventional Radiology in the Treatment of Biliary Strictures Following Orthotopic Liver Transplantation
AbstractPurpose: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous treatment of biliary strictures complicating orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). Methods: Between October 1990 and May 2000,Expand
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Varicocele sclerotherapy improves serum inhibin B levels and seminal parameters.
The usefulness of treating varicocele in order to improve fertility is still a matter of debate. The aim of this study was to evaluate variations in seminal parameters and inhibin B concentrations inExpand
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Long-term outcome of radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) of liver metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC): size as the leading prognostic factor for survival
PurposeThe aim of this study was to review some prognostic factors for survival after radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of metastases from colorectal cancer (CRC).Materials and methodsFrom 1996 to 2009,Expand
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Fifteen years’ experience with transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) using bare stents: retrospective review of clinical and technical aspects
PurposeThe authors present a retrospective analysis of a large series of patients who underwent transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement.Materials and methodsBetween March 1992Expand
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T1a as the Sole Selection Criterion for RFA of Renal Masses: Randomized Controlled Trials versus Surgery Should Not Be Postponed
PurposeTo evaluate the long-term effects of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of renal masses (RM) and compare them with surgery.MethodsA total of 203 RM (193 malignant; mean size 30 mm) in 137 patientsExpand
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Follow-up of varicocele treated with percutaneous retrograde sclerotherapy: Technical, clinical and seminal aspects
Varicocele is a common cause of male infertility; it can be treated by percutaneous retrograde embolization of the internal spermatic vein in order to improve sperm parameters and male fertility. TheExpand
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Percutaneous implantation of a catheter with subcutaneous reservoir for intraarterial regional chemotherapy: Technique and preliminary results
Purpose: We present the technique and the preliminary results of percutaneous implantation of intraarterial catheters connected to a subcutaneous infusion reservoir for prolonged regionalExpand
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Ultrasound-guided transhepatic puncture of the hepatic veins for TIPS placement
PurposeThis retrospective analysis was carried out to assess the feasibility and results of transjugular intrahepatic portal systemic shunt (TIPS) performed with ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneousExpand
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Role of paravertebral block anaesthesia during percutaneous transhepatic thermoablation
PurposeThis paper discusses the technique and preliminary results of right thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) for percutaneous thermal ablation of liver tumours.Materials and methodsBetween OctoberExpand
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