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PURPOSE To analyze asymptomatic adnexal masses at positron emission tomography (PET) with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) in correlation with histopathologic findings and evaluate FDG PET for assessing malignancy in comparison with transvaginal B-mode and Doppler ultrasonography (US) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ninety-nine patients(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of sonography versus magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) in the characterization of adnexal masses. METHODS One hundred and one patients with asymptomatic adnexal masses, which were scheduled for laparoscopy, underwent preoperative transvaginal(More)
In 45 women from an in vitro fertilization (IVF) program, the uterine and ovarian blood flows were investigated by vaginal Doppler sonography. The resistance index was used to evaluate the blood pattern. When comparing the patients who became pregnant after embryo transfer (ET [group I, n = 12]) with those who did not conceive (group II, n = 33), it is(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study evaluated the diagnostic performance of MR imaging compared with that of transvaginal sonography and positron emission tomography (PET) in patients with clinically asymptomatic adnexal findings. An additional goal was to determine whether the combination of the three methods enhanced their diagnostic accuracy. SUBJECTS AND METHODS(More)
The objective of our study was to examine the outcome of infants born at a gestational age <30 weeks with absent or reversed end-diastolic flow velocity (AREDFV) in the umbilical artery in comparison with gestational age-matched eutrophic controls. A group of 40 infants who had AREDFV were matched for gestational age and date of birth with 40 appropriate(More)
OBJECTIVES To confirm the relationship between the middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity (MCA PSV) and hemoglobin values in fetuses at risk for anemia (due to maternal blood group alloimmunization or parvovirus B19 infection) and to investigate the clinical value of this method in the management of these pregnancies regardless of previous(More)
OBJECTIVE We investigated the possible role of Helicobacter pylori infection in iron deficiency during pregnancy in a large group of mothers in Germany after the birth of their baby under special consideration of iron supplementation. STUDY DESIGN All women who were delivered of their baby between November 2000 and November 2001 at the Department of(More)
BACKGROUND The aim was to provide an assessment of the current status of endoscopic axillary surgery in patients with breast cancer. METHODS Fifty-three patients underwent endoscopic lymphadenectomy. The surgical efficiency (operating time, number of resected nodes, intraoperative and postoperative complications), short-term morbidity (duration of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess 6 years' neurologic outcome of a complete cohort of survivors of intrauterine intravascular transfusions. METHODS From January 1986 to December 1991, 136 intravascular transfusions were performed in 43 fetuses presenting with signs of severe erythroblastosis. Before the initial transfusion, 11 of 43 fetuses had some degree of hydrops(More)
An increasing number of cytogenetic prenatal diagnoses are performed on chorionic villus samplings. The accuracy of this method is influenced by chromosomal mosaicism, mostly confined to direct preparation methods. Especially those investigators who have experienced false-negative and false-positive findings propagate the combined use of direct and culture(More)