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PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the efficacy and safety of emergency selective arterial embolization in the management of intractable primary postpartum hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-seven consecutively seen women with life-threatening primary postpartum hemorrhage underwent uterine embolization. In all cases, hemostatic embolization was(More)
PURPOSE To prospectively evaluate the effectiveness and safety of selective embolization of the uterine arteries in the management of symptomatic uterine leiomyoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty consecutive women (mean age, 44.7 years) with symptomatic uterine leiomyoma, none of whom desired future pregnancy, underwent superselective embolization of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the efficacy and safety of selective arterial embolization of the uterine arteries in the management of intractable delayed postpartum hemorrhage. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen consecutive women with secondary postpartum hemorrhage were treated with selective embolization of the uterine arteries. In all cases, hemostatic embolization(More)
In 197 patients, uterine embolization with a single femoral approach and a single 5-F cobra catheter was successful in 362 of 394 (92%) uterine arteries. In six patients (12 arteries), distal embolization with a coaxial 3-F microcatheter was safer. In 10 patients with a life-threatening condition, embolization was performed at the anterior division of both(More)
OBJECTIVE We evaluate the uniformity and reproducibility of thermal lesion ablation and quantify the volume of tissue destruction and hemorrhage induced with two different commercially available radiofrequency ablation devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS A four-array anchor expandable needle electrode and a triple-cluster cooled-tip needle electrode were used(More)
OBJECTIVE Color velocity imaging is a color sonographic technique that uses data contained in gray-scale B-mode image scan lines to determine blood flow velocity. We prospectively determined if color velocity imaging and power Doppler sonography can be used to differentiate acute from chronic cholecystitis. We analyzed the potential role of using these two(More)
Abstract Background and aims. To determine whether spiral computed tomography (SCT) is helpful in the management of adult patients with acute pain of the right lower quadrant. Patients and methods. The prospective study included 204 patients with acute pain of the right lower quadrant during two periods: 104 before and 100 after the introduction of SCT. A(More)
PURPOSE Intrahepatic pseudocyst complicating pancreatitis is a rare event. The goals of this paper are to report the computed tomographic (CT) features of intrahepatic pseudocyst and to analyze the role of percutaneous puncture and percutaneous drainage in the diagnosis and treatment of intrahepatic pseudocyst. MATERIAL AND METHODS Three cases of(More)