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Preliminary results of percutaneous irreversible electroporation (PIE) on swine liver as a novel non-thermal ablation are presented. The goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using irreversible electroporation in more clinically applicable manner, a percutaneous method, and to investigate a possible role of apoptosis in PIE-induced cell(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an increasingly common disease with dismal long-term survival. Percutaneous ablation has gained popularity as a minimally invasive, potentially curative therapy for HCC in nonoperative candidates. The seminal technique of percutaneous ethanol injection has been largely supplanted by newer modalities, including(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate, evaluate, and verify the existence of irreversible electroporation (IRE)-ablation induced nanopores on the plasma membrane of hepatocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS On animal research committee approval, four New Zealand rabbits and two Yorkshire swine underwent IRE ablation of the liver (90 pulses, 100 μs per pulse at 2,500 V), and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of irreversible electroporation (IRE) in hepatic tissue ablation and the radiologic-pathologic correlation of IRE-induced cell death. MATERIALS AND METHODS On approval of the animal research committee, 16 Yorkshire pigs underwent ultrasonography (US)-guided IRE of normal liver. A total of 55 ablation zones were(More)
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of two different methods of proximal cystic artery embolization in patients undergoing yttrium-90 radioembolization. Forty-six patients had cystic artery embolization performed immediately before yttrium-90 radioembolization, either by using Gelfoam pledgets (n = 35) or coils (n = 11). Clinical symptomatology during the(More)
A G2 inferior vena cava filter migrated completely into the right ventricle, resulting in chest pain, ventricular tachycardia, and hypotension in a 63-year-old man. Due to the filter's position, the patient was at high risk for further life-threatening cardiopulmonary complications. Percutaneous filter retrieval was successfully performed as a less-invasive(More)
An excruciating headache of instantaneous onset, or thunderclap headache, may be caused by a variety of serious disorders, including aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, pituitary apoplexy, and carotid artery or vertebral artery dissection. The authors describe a patient with this type of headache who was found to have a(More)
Contemporary treatment of osteoid osteoma involves percutaneous imaging-guided therapy. Radiofrequency ablation (under computed tomographic guidance) remains the standard of care. Herein, the authors describe the successful treatment of two osteoid osteomas by using percutaneous cryoablation in difficult-to-access areas.
The Günther Tulip inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is designed for transjugular retrieval with use of a sheath and snare device. This report describes a technique for removal of difficult-to-retrieve Günther Tulip IVC filters when the standard method fails. In a series of four patients, each with an IVC filter refractory to capture by snare alone, the use of(More)
Effective treatment of unresectable hepatic neoplasms depends on the appropriate identification of tumor arterial supply. Because hepatic tumors derive more than 90% of their blood supply from the hepatic arteries, awareness of common hepatic arterial anatomic variants (e.g., replaced or accessory left or right hepatic artery), as well as parasitized(More)