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Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and therapeutic procedures have been performed by a curved linear array (CLA) echoendoscope since the early 1990's. This particular echoendoscope, allowing real time visualization of aspiration needles and of other devices, has substantially remained unchanged since its introduction to the(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Failures of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) imaging of the head of the pancreas (HOP) and the common bile duct (CBD) have been reported in up to 50% of patients with status postsurgery (e.g., Billroth II and Roux-en-Y). This is attributable to inability to intubate the afferent limb or the duodenum. Recently, a forward-view (FV)(More)
We designed a multicenter case control study to evaluate whether chronic alcoholism and alcohol are risk factors for developing a first generalized tonic-clonic epileptic seizure. Cases were 278 patients (92 women, 186 men), with a first generalized tonic-clonic seizure (either idiopathic or symptomatic), matched to 556 controls for center, sex, age, and(More)
This study was aimed at evaluating MR utility in the diagnosis of schizencephaly in patients with seizures and developmental delay. In 7 patients, 8 months to 15 years old, MR imaging detected the presence of unilateral (5 cases) and bilateral (2 cases) hemisferic clefts. Moreover, MR imaging allowed the presence of such anomalies as dysgenesis of the(More)
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