Frederic A. Conte

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Radionuclide venography (RNV) and CT with contrast infusion were performed in a patient with superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome and upper extremity swelling due to SVC and bilateral subclavian vein thrombosis resulting from infection of a Le Veen peritoneovenous shunt. Although CT was suggestive of thrombosis and excluded extrinsic compression by a mass,(More)
Forty patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and 3 patients with C-cell hyperplasia were studied. Seventeen (40%) cases were sporadic and 26 (60%) were hereditary. Eight patients had type lla multiple endocrine neoplasia, 7 patients had type llb multiple endocrine neoplasia, and 11 patients had familial nonmultiple endocrine neoplasia medullary thyroid(More)
Glomus tumors are benign neoplasms that differentiate from the glomus apparatus. This neoplasm is clinically characterized by a typical symptomatological triad: paroxysmal pain, pinpoint pain and hypersensitivity to cold. The diagnosis is usually clinical, but can be confirmed by instrumental tests such as X-ray, MRI, selective arteriography and most(More)
Glucagon-induced small bowel air reflux and its effect on the diagnostic quality of the double-contrast barium enema examination was prospectively evaluated in 103 patients. These were randomly assigned to receive 0.5 mg intravenous glucagon (50 patients) or to a control group without such medication (53 patients). The group receiving glucagon demonstrated(More)
PURPOSE This prospective study evaluated the contribution of single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)-(low-dose)CT (SPECT-ldCT) over SPECT alone in all-comers referred for bone scintigraphy for any indication. METHODS In this prospective study, imaging was performed on 100 consecutive patients who presented for bone scintigraphy using a combined(More)
From January 1976 to December 1986, 199 patients with oropharyngeal cancer were submitted to definitive radiotherapy. Survival and local control were analyzed and related to different parameters--i.e, T and N categories, histopathologic grading, tumor location, patients age, and radiation dose. Fifty-six per cent of patients (111/199) died from neoplastic(More)
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by vascular thromboses and/or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies. The variant "catastrophic" (CAPS) is defined as a potential life-threatening disease, characterized by multiple small vessel thromboses that can lead to multiple organ failure. Surgery is(More)