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Leiomyoma, the most common uterine neoplasm, is composed of smooth muscle with varying amounts of fibrous connective tissue. Most leiomyomas are asymptomatic, but patients may present with abnormal uterine bleeding or bulk-related symptoms. Over the past decade, uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) has been an effective minimally invasive treatment for(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine the incidence of early stasis in radioembolization using resin yttrium-90 (Y-90) microspheres, to evaluate potential contributing factors, and to review initial imaging outcomes. METHODS Patients in whom early stasis occurred were compared with those in whom complete delivery was achieved for tumour type(More)
Segmental arterial mediolysis (SAM) is an idiopathic noninflammatory vasculopathy involving small to medium arteries, usually in the abdomen, although arteries in the cerebral and coronary circulations also may be affected. Some cases present as abdominal apoplexy due to aneurysmal rupture, but ischemia and infarction also occur. Not uncommonly, SAM may be(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of central vein stenosis and occlusion following upper extremity placement of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) and venous ports. One hundred fifty-four patients who underwent venography of the ipsilateral central veins prior to initial and subsequent venous access device(More)
PURPOSE We conducted a phase I study to investigate the feasibility and safety of immunoembolization with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF; sargramostim) for malignant liver tumors, predominantly hepatic metastases from patients with primary uveal melanoma. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-nine patients with surgically unresectable(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of radioembolization in the management of hepatic metastasis of uveal melanoma after failure of immunoembolization or chemoembolization. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2007 through April 2009, 32 patients underwent radioembolization therapy for hepatic metastasis of uveal(More)
Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is an effective treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is typically employed to evaluate the uterus following UAE for fibroid infarction, size, location change, persistent enhancement, changes in adenomyosis, and uterine necrosis. Variable pattern of calcification on computed tomography(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively evaluate prognostic factors for survival in patients with uveal melanoma who received chemoembolization (CE) with 1,3-bis (2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea or immunoembolization (IE) with granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) for hepatic metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three consecutive patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether chemoembolization with 1,3-bis-(2-chloroethyl)-1-nitrosourea (BCNU) is a safe and effective treatment for bulky uveal melanoma liver metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over a 7-year period, 63 treatment-naïve patients presented with uveal melanoma metastasis replacing 50% or more of the normal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence and types of complications encountered with use of a percutaneous suture-mediated closure device versus manual compression for arteriotomy closure in a retrospective case-controlled study. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors identified 100 consecutive patients, 15 men and 85 women 21-85 years of age (mean, 50 years),(More)