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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to assess the technical feasibility and clinical effectiveness of the placement of partially covered self-expandable dual stents in patients with afferent loop syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from 13 consecutive patients who had undergone partially covered dual stent placement for afferent loop syndrome after(More)
Cirrhosis-related chylothorax and chylous ascites are rare conditions. The pathophysiologic mechanism of cirrhosis-related chylous fluid collections is believed to be excessive lymph flow resulting from portal hypertension. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation is a well-established method for reducing portal hypertension. The case(More)
The purpose of this study was to perform a meta-analysis and systematic review of the clinical efficacy and safety of radiofrequency (RF) ablation in the treatment of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). A comprehensive literature search of Ovid MEDLINE and EMBASE identified studies describing the use of RF ablation in the treatment of ICC. Data(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) in patients with infiltrative hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and to identify the prognostic factors associated with patient survival. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty two patients who underwent TACE for infiltrative HCC were evaluated between 2007 and 2010. The(More)
The natural history of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with portal vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT) is dismal (approximately 2-4 mo), and PVTT is reportedly found in 10%-40% of HCC patients at diagnosis. According to the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) Staging System (which is the most widely adopted HCC management guideline), sorafenib is the standard of(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the cardiac computed tomographic (CT) findings and clinical implications of subprosthetic pannus in patients who have undergone aortic valve replacement. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this retrospective study, and the need to obtain written informed consent was waived. From April 2011 to March 2012,(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the fifth most common cancer that predominantly occurs in liver cirrhosis patients, requires staging systems to design treatments. The barcelona clinic liver cancer staging system (BCLC) is the most commonly used HCC management guideline. For BCLC stage B (intermediate HCC), transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the impact of liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in staging evaluation of newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients. BACKGROUND No clear guidelines regarding how to use liver MRI in evaluating newly diagnosed colorectal cancer. METHODS We included 863 adults who had newly diagnosed colorectal cancer without concomitant(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the safety and efficacy of mechanical thrombectomy used as a tool for graft rescue in patients with pancreas graft venous thrombosis (PGVT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Graft venous thrombosis was discovered in 36 (33%) of 110 patients who underwent pancreas transplantation. Percutaneous aspiration thrombectomy was performed in seven(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare 2 different types of percutaneous fluoroscopic gastrostomy procedures (pigtail-retained gastrostomy [PG] vs mushroom-retained gastrostomy [MG]). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2014 and February 2016, 100 patients were randomly assigned to receive 14-F PG or 20-F MG. Block randomization (block size 4) was performed,(More)