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BACKGROUND Precise knowledge of axillary lymph node status is essential in the treatment of operable carcinoma of the breast. For many years, axillary nodal clearance (ANC) has been an integral part of the conventional management of early-stage breast cancer. During the last few decades the trend of these surgical procedures has been one of decreasing… (More)
This study reviewed 372 male patients with congestive heart failure. Two hundred and eighty-three (77%) had congestive heart failure due to systolic dysfunction as demonstrated by radionuclide angiography. Eighty-seven (23%) with congestive heart failure were identified who had normal ejection fractions. All patients met the Framingham criteria for… (More)
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is one of the most severe complications of sexually transmitted disease (STD). It can be due to the ascending of normal endogenous microorganisms of the female genital tract or the infection by microorganisms related to STD as Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. PID leads to serious gynecoobstetric consequences… (More)
Myocarditis is among the cardiac complications of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and, yet, is often not discovered until autopsy. Gallium scintigraphy has been employed in diagnosing this entity, but few data are available about its diagnostic accuracy and value. Here, the authors report two cases of myopericarditis as diagnosed by gallium scan.