Jhii-Hyun Ahn

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PURPOSE To assess the feasibility of performing uterine artery embolization as an outpatient treatment for symptomatic uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-nine consecutive patients (mean age, 44.5 years; range, 28-54 years) underwent uterine artery embolization during a 12-month period. Embolization was performed with 350-500 microm polyvinyl(More)
The intrahepatic non-tumorous arterioportal shunt (APS) is one of the important causes of transient hepatic enhancement differences (THED) on dynamic CT or MRI. Most small APSs are located in the peripheral portion of the liver. Because of the parenchymal distortion in the advanced cirrhotic liver, many small APSs tend to show an amorphous or nodular(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with balloon and self-expanding endovascular grafts for the management of thoracic aortic lesions. Between February 1997 and June 1998, 20 endovascular grafts were implanted in 14 patients for the treatment of thoracic aortic aneurysms and pseudoaneurysms. Endovascular procedures were performed using(More)
OBJECTIVES Gastric carcinoma is the world's second most common cancer. Recent studies suggest an association between Helicobacter pylori and gastric carcinoma. The aim of this study was to address the effects of H. pylori infection on gastric antrum mucosal cell proliferation. METHODS Forty patients undergoing upper endoscopy for standard indications were(More)
BACKGROUND The presence of axillary lymph node metastasis is the most important prognostic factor and an essential part of staging and prognosis of breast cancer. PURPOSE To elucidate the usefulness and accuracy of ultrasonography (US), fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) scan, and combined analysis for axillary lymph node staging in(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to investigate the feasibility of an 80-kVp protocol using a moderate-concentration contrast medium (CM) for CT angiography of the renal arteries by comparison with a conventional 120-kVp protocol using a high-concentration CM. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Attenuation values and signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To validate the diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) for differentiation of benign from malignant portal vein thrombosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The Institutional Review Board approved this retrospective study and waived informed consent. A total of 59 consecutive patients (52 men and 7 women, aged 40-85 years) with grossly defined portal vein thrombus(More)
PURPOSE Successful endovascular repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) requires the creation of a hemostatic seal between the endograft and the underlying aortic wall. A short infrarenal aortic neck may be responsible for incomplete aneurysm exclusion and procedural failure. Sixteen patients who had an endograft positioned completely below the lowest(More)