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PURPOSE To elucidate major complications and their predisposing factors in transcatheter oily chemoembolization (TOCE) for hepatic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a retrospective study of 351 patients (aged 26-82 years) with hepatic tumors, TOCE was performed 942 times with an emulsion of iodized oil (3-40 mL) and doxorubicin hydrochloride (20-60 mg). In(More)
Two immunocytochemical markers were used to label the rod pathway of the rat retina. Rod bipolar cells were stained with antibodies against protein kinase C and AII-amacrine cells with antibodies against parvalbumin. The synaptic circuitry of rod bipolars in the inner plexiform layer (IPL) was studied. Rod bipolar cells make approximately 15 ribbon synapses(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of transcatheter oily chemoembolization therapy (TOCE) via the inferior phrenic artery (IPA) in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty patients with HCC underwent a total of 82 procedures of TOCE of the IPA, as well as of the hepatic artery. In 16 patients, additional extrahepatic(More)
PURPOSE To assess diagnosis of the nutcracker (renal vein entrapment) syndrome with Doppler ultrasonography (US). MATERIALS AND METHODS Doppler US findings in 16 patients with the nutcracker syndrome and in 18 healthy control subjects were compared. The anteroposterior (AP) diameter and peak velocity (PV) were measured at the hilar portion of the left(More)
BACKGROUND Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) has been contra-indicated for the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and main portal vein (MPV) obstruction because of the potential risk of hepatic insufficiency resulting from ischemia after TACE. The current controlled study was undertaken to assess the safety, efficacy,(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the CT appearance and clinical significance of a right paratracheal air cyst at the level of the thoracic inlet. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-five consecutive patients with paratracheal air cysts were included in this study. The location, level, size, and shape of the paratracheal air cysts on CT were(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transcatheter oily chemoembolization therapy in a series of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma and portal vein invasion. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the results of transcatheter oily chemoembolization for 110 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma invading major(More)
BACKGROUND Low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common health problems in adults. The impact of LBP on the individual can cause loss of health status in the form of symptoms and loss of function related to pain in the back; limitation of daily, leisure, and/or strenuous activities, and disability. LBP also poses an economic burden to society, mainly in(More)
Vasculitides can cause local or diffuse pathologic changes in the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in nonspecific paralytic ileus, mesenteric ischemia, submucosal edema and hemorrhage, or bowel perforation or stricture. The extent and clinical course of disease depend on the size and location of the affected vessel and the histologic characteristics of the(More)