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Hepatic artery thrombosis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality following liver transplantation. We assessed the value of prospective duplex Doppler ultrasound in detecting hepatic artery thrombosis. One hundred consecutive transplants in 90 patients were studied. Duplex Doppler detected all 10 proven cases of hepatic artery thrombosis. No case of(More)
The mediastinum in children can be a difficult area to assess on the chest radiograph: even the normal thymus can give the impression of a mediastinal mass lesion. When there is suspicion of a mediastinal mass, its location within the mediastinum helps to limit the differential diagnosis. Further imaging with ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic(More)
SUMMARY Three patients with idiopathic orthostatic (postural) hypotension were infused over a 4-hr period with 104.6 ,uc of 3-hydroxytyramine-2-'4C, the immediate precursor in the synthesis of the sympathetic neurohormone, that is, noradrenaline (norepinephrine). Urine was collected during the infusion period and at various intervals thereafter for a total(More)
Ultrasonography (US) is considered to be adequate for the preoperative evaluation of childhood empyema. This study was aimed to improve awareness that paediatric intra-thoracic tumours can mimic childhood post-pneumonic empyema and highlights the value of computed tomogram (CT) scan with intravenous (IV) contrast in preoperative evaluation of childhood(More)