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Local ablative techniques have been developed to enable local control of unresectable tumors. Ablation has been performed with several modalities including ethanol ablation, laser ablation, cryoablation, and radiofrequency ablation. Microwave technology is a new thermal ablation technique for different types of tumors, providing all the benefits of(More)
PURPOSE This study was done to evaluate the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of microwave (MW) ablation of lung tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four patients underwent percutaneous MW ablation of 26 intraparenchymal pulmonary masses. All patients were judged to be inoperable on the basis of tumour stage, comorbidities, advanced age and/or(More)
Mammary-type myofibroblastoma is a very rare, benign, spindle cell lesion, arising mainly in the inguinal region. This clinical entity strictly duplicates the features of its breast counterpart. To our knowledge, this is the first report of this particular lesion occurring in the popliteal fossa. We discuss the clinical, radiological and histopathological(More)
PURPOSE This study was done to review recurrence patterns in patients with lung cancer (primary or secondary) treated with percutaneous image-guided radiofrequency (RF) ablation. MATERIALS AND METHODS From January 2003 to August 2010, 32 patients (24 with primary non-small-cell lung cancer and eight with metastases) with single lung cancer were treated(More)
INTRODUCTION Metastatic bone disease is the most common cause of malignancies to the skeleton in adults. The treatment of bone metastases is frequently palliative aiming to achieve a satisfactory control of pain and to prevent or to treat pathological fractures. In selected cases the resection of a single bone metastasis may improve the survival of the(More)
BACKGROUND The humerus is the second most common site of metastatic bone disease involving long bones. Tumors which have a predilection for dissemination to bone are those of breast, prostate, thyroid, lung and kidney. The rationale for surgical treatment of these lesions is to prevent or treat pathological fractures in order to relieve pain and improve(More)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy, safety and effectiveness of percutaneous image-guided microwave ablation (MWA) in Bosniak category III or IV cystic renal lesions after 24 months follow-up duration. METHODS Between May 2008 and December 2012, computed tomography (CT)- or ultrasound (US)-guided MWA was performed in 6(More)
In the last decades an increased incidence of new renal tumor cases has been for clinically localized, small tumors <2.0 cm. This trend for small, low-stage tumors is the reflection of earlier diagnosis primarily as a result of the widespread and increasing use of non-invasive abdominal imaging modalities such as ultrasound, computerized tomography, and(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy of pulmonary nodules under cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with "XperGuide" navigation guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS From February 2010 to January 2012, 100 patients (63 men and 37 women; mean age 67.27 years; range 21-88 years) with 100 lung(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility and effectiveness of emergency percutaneous treatment of traumatic injuries of upper-extremity arteries. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2000 and December 2007, 11 patients (mean age, 49.9 years) with traumatic injuries of upper-extremity arteries were observed: three had pseudoaneurysms, four had dissections, three(More)