Joseph G. Andriole

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Small-bore (22- or 23-gauge) needles were used to aspirate 458 lung masses. Sensitivity for the detection of malignancy by this method was 96.6% (312 of 323 patients); accuracy was 98.7%. Surgical confirmation was available for comparison in over half of patients with malignancy. Histologic reclassification of malignancy occurred in only 6.1% of patients,(More)
Radiologists are frequently called upon to perform percutaneous biopsy. Selection of the proper needle is becoming more complex as the number of types increases and reports of better results with certain needles proliferate. The authors evaluated a wide variety of needles of different caliber, cutting tip, and bevel. Using a standard biopsy technique for in(More)
The sonograms of 20 proven cases of abdominal pregnancy were evaluated to determine the frequency of specific abnormalities associated with this condition. The most frequent and reliable finding was separation of the uterus from the fetus (90%). Extrauterine placenta (75%) and oligohydramnios (45%) were next in frequency. Other features such as fetal parts(More)
Endoscopically performed biliary drainage (EPBD) is now an alternative to percutaneous biliary drainage. The morbidity, mortality, and survival statistics of 97 patients with obstructive jaundice who had undergone percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and surgery, PTBD alone, EPBD and surgery, or EPBD alone were compared. Overall, the EPBD group(More)
Radiographically guided therapeutic percutaneous catheter drainage was used to manage 25 patients with 27 pancreatic and peripancreatic fluid collections. Nine of 11 (82%) noninfected and 11 of 16 (69%) infected collections were successfully managed with percutaneous drainage. Overall, eight complications and four deaths occurred in this group of patients.(More)
Twenty-three women with 27 instances of pelvic pathology were evaluated by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Different pulse sequences were used, which varied the dependence of the images on T1 and T2. Sonography was performed on 22 of the 23 patients. Five patients had CT examinations, including the patient who did not have sonography. MRI was also done in(More)
Renal artery occlusion after blunt trauma is a rare occurrence, and the optimal treatment for this condition has not been established. To our knowledge, endovascular repair for blunt renal artery occlusion in a solitary kidney has not been described in the literature. This case report describes a 42-year-old woman with a solitary left kidney presenting with(More)
Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has been touted as a reasonable alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for high-risk surgical candidates. Several published CAS series, primarily from academic centers, show immediate results approaching those of CEA. However, very little is known about long-term results with CAS, particularly in the community(More)