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Imaging of Graves' orbitopathy (GO) includes radiological and nuclear medicine procedures. Depending on the method used they provide information about the distribution and activity of the disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is not only a helpful tool for making the diagnosis it also enables differentiation of the active and inactive forms of GO due to(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few cases have been previously published about clear cell meningiomas in children, the majority of them in the location of the spine. We describe an unusual case of clear cell meningioma occurring at the petro-clival region in a 5-year-old child. We further seek to determine the impact of several growth factors as well as the AKT1 mutation(More)
The focus of this paper is to identify and quantify risk factors for early hemorrhagic progression of brain contusions (HPC) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and to evaluate their impact on patients' outcome. Further, based on abnormal values in routine blood tests, the role of trauma-induced coagulopathy is analyzed in detail. Therefore, a(More)
Surgical therapy of native infective endocarditis is still considered as a particular challenge, due to remaining morbidity and mortality up to 20%. Further risk analysis and characterization of clinical features is of great importance for further improvement of surgical results. The aim of this retrospective study was a risk analysis concerning clinical(More)
PURPOSE To determine if minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) using the Medtronic Sextant system is a reliable surgical treatment option in patients with recurrent lumbar disc herniation, compared with the traditional open procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS Clinical and radiographic data were retrospectively collected from a total(More)
We report the case of a 43-year-old man who presented with a primary cardiac leiomyosarcoma and multiple metastases. Despite the severely poor prognosis, cardiac surgery was performed as part of a multidisciplinary palliative approach, which paved the way for further chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
BACKGROUND Hibernomas are rare benign soft-tissue tumours arising from brown fat tissue. Although imaging characteristics are not specific certain imaging features, common locations and patient demographics may suggest hibernoma as a differential diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION We report on two 48-year-old male patients with hibernoma. The tumour presented(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the safety and effectiveness of bis-chloroethylnitrosourea (BCNU) wafers in elderly patients with recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). METHODS Patients with recurrent GBM operated on between 2007 and 2014 were divided into 3 groups: >65 years with BCNU wafer implantation, >65 years without BCNU wafer implantation, and ≤65 years with BCNU(More)