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PURPOSE To evaluate the long-term clinical outcome of transcatheter embolotherapy in women with chronic pelvic pain caused by ovarian and pelvic varices. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study population included consecutive patients referred to a tertiary-care interventional radiology service from 1998 to 2003 because of a high degree of clinical suspicion of(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chemoembolization with doxorubicin drug eluting beads (DEB) is a novel locoregional treatment modality for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Initial animal studies and clinical trials suggest that treatment with DEB may provide safer and more effective short-term outcomes than conventional chemoembolization. Current(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness and toxicity of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (chemoembolization) and yttrium-90-labeled microspheres (radioembolization) in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Outcomes from patients who underwent radioembolization or chemoembolization as the only treatment for(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze the impact of transcatheter embolotherapy on pain perception and menstrual cycle in women with chronic pelvic pain caused by the presence of ovarian and pelvic varices (ie, women with pelvic congestion syndrome or pelvic venous incompetence). MATERIALS AND METHODS From July 1998 to August 2000, 56 patients(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate clinical outcomes after percutaneous treatment of superior mesenteric vein (SMV) thrombosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients with SMV thrombosis treated with percutaneous catheter-directed thrombectomy/thrombolysis. The demographics of the study population, potential causative factors(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES To evaluate the long-term clinical outcomes of magnetic resonance--guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-g HIFU) treatments for symptomatic uterine leiomyomata. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients were recruited for a prospective study for MR-g HIFU treatments of symptomatic leiomyomata, with up to 3-year follow-up. The study(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical effectiveness of retrievable and permanent inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients who received retrievable or permanent IVC filters from January 2002 through December 2006 was conducted. Patient characteristics and clinical outcomes were compared with(More)
Our objective was to evaluate the role of echoplanar diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps in the assessment of response of uterine fibroids and myometrium to uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). We evaluated 32 fibroids in 11 patients treated with UFE. Treated lesions had low ADC values compared to untreated lesions.(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively determine the feasibility of using diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping before (baseline) and after treatment and at 6-month follow-up to monitor magnetic resonance (MR) image-guided focused ultrasound surgical ablation of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS Informed consent was(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to study effectiveness, survival, and complications after transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients with cirrhosis and symptomatic refractory hepatic hydrothorax. METHODS Consecutive patients who underwent TIPS between January 1992 and December 2008 for refractory hydrothorax were reviewed retrospectively.(More)