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OBJECTIVE To describe the anatomical variation occurring in intrahepatic bile ducts (IHDs) in terms of their branching patterns, and to determine the frequency of each variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study group consisted of 300 consecutive donors for liver transplantation who underwent intraoperative cholangiography. Anatomical variation in IHDs was(More)
Assessment of hepatic function is essential in determining the prognosis and clinical management of a patient who has chronic liver disease or undergoes liver surgery. For a patient with locally varying hepatic parenchymal abnormalities, a regional assessment of hepatic function mapped onto hepatic anatomy is clinically more meaningful than conventional(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the accuracy of multi-detector row computed tomography (CT) gastrography for preoperative staging of gastric cancer, with pathologic and surgical results as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was approved by the institutional review board, and patients gave written informed consent. One hundred six(More)
Although the tail of the pancreas is the second most common site of an accessory spleen, intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) has rarely been noted radiologically. However, as the imaging techniques have recently advanced, IPAS will be more frequently detected as an incidental pancreatic nodule on CT or MRI. Because accessory spleens usually pose no(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of malignancy on CT for the evaluation of gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach. MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records at our institution of 81 patients with a histologic diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumor of the stomach were reviewed. Two radiologists retrospectively(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to illustrate various CT findings of peritoneal mesotheliomas, to review their clinicopathologic features, and to discuss the differential diagnoses. CONCLUSION The clinicopathologic features of peritoneal mesotheliomas vary among the subtypes such as malignant mesotheliomas, cystic mesotheliomas, and(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to describe the CT features of primary gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the omentum and mesentery and to identify any pathologic correlation. CONCLUSION On contrast-enhanced CT, primary gastrointestinal stromal tumors in the omentum and mesentery are usually well-defined, huge masses that contain large areas of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine the prevalence of the "patent track" sign on Doppler sonography after percutaneous liver biopsy and to assess its value in detection of postbiopsy bleeding. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study group included 352 patients who underwent Doppler sonography after 361 percutaneous liver biopsies. Color-flow images(More)
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of aquatic exercise on pulmonary function of patients with spinal cord injury. [Subjects] The subjects were randomly allocated to an aqua group (n=10) and a land group (n=10). [Methods] Both groups trained for 60 minutes, 3 times a week for 8 weeks. Pulmonary function was assessed by measuring(More)
PURPOSE To retrospectively compare the accuracy of visual grading and the liver attenuation index in the computed tomographic (CT) diagnosis of 30% or higher macrovesicular steatosis in living hepatic donors, by using histologic analysis as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained with waiver of(More)