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44 consecutive patients with confirmed primary hyperparathyroidism (HPT) undergoing surgery were prospectively enrolled in the study. There were 13 (29.5%) men and 31 (70.5%) women with an overall median age of 59 years (range 23-78 years). Prior to successful parathyroidectomy both (99)Tc(m)-sestamibi/(99)Tc(m)-pertechnetate subtraction scintigraphy (SS)(More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND The incidental finding of nonfunctioning adrenal masses (incidentalomas) is common, but no reliable criteria in differentiating between benign and malignant adrenal masses have been defined. The aim of this preliminary study was to assess the usefulness of adrenal imaging and image-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology in patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficiency of 18F-FDG PET/CT in suspected recurrence of epithelial ovarian cancer, after treatment, comparing outcomes of PET/CT with histological tumor subtype, CA-125 serum levels, and findings of conventional diagnostic imaging modalities (CI). METHODS Data from 121 women who underwent FDG PET/CT for suspected(More)
OBJECTIVES Febrile urinary tract infections are common in children and associated with the risk for renal scarring and long-term complications. Antimicrobial prophylaxis has been used to reduce the risk for recurrence. We performed a study to determine whether no prophylaxis is similar to antimicrobial prophylaxis for 12 months in reducing the recurrence of(More)
AIM To establish a standardized non-invasive imaging protocol for patients with pheochromocytoma undergoing surgery. METHODS A series of 32 consecutive patients (16 men, 16 women; median age 43 years, range 15-71 years) with biochemically confirmed pheochromocytoma underwent computed tomography (CT) scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and(More)
As observed by other authors, normal adrenal medullary tissue frequently gives an apparently positive meta-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scan in cases studied using 123I-MIBG and less frequently 131I-MIBG. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of a scoring system, based on different uptakes of the radiopharmaceutical, to improve the accuracy of(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiplegic migraine (HM) is a rare variety of migraine with aura, characterized by motor deficits during the aura, often beginning in childhood. The hemiplegic attacks can be severe and prolonged but the prognosis is usually good. Data on neuroimaging, including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and spectroscopy, during prolonged attacks of HM are(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV) of dexamethasone-suppression norcholesterol scintigraphy (NCS), computed tomography (CT) scanning and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA) who had undergone unilateral adrenalectomy. A series of 49 patients with confirmed PA was(More)
A series of 112 consecutive patients with primary hyperparathyroidism who underwent both high-resolution neck ultrasonography (US) and 99mTc-sestamibi/99mTc-pertechnetate subtraction scintigraphy (SS) prior to successful parathyroidectomy was reviewed. There were 29 (25.9%) men and 83 (74.1%) women, with a median age of 58 years (range 13-78 years).(More)