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A case of a 44-year-old patient with recurrent deep venous thrombosis (DVT) caused by congenital dysgenesis of the inferior vena cava (IVC) in coincidence with heterozygous factor V Leiden mutation is presented. The IVC malformation was a fortuitous finding because the vascular malformation of the collateral draining thoracic veins were suspected to be a(More)
AIM It was the aim of this study to investigate the success of biceps tenoplasty in massive interval rotator cuff tears. METHOD Fifteen patients, who had a massive rotator cuff tear in the area of the interval and a pathology of the long head of the biceps tendon, were examined clinically and by MRI. A primary reconstruction of the rotator cuff tear was(More)
Tumor pain occurs in 70-80% of all cancer patients who have reached an advanced tumor stage. In the case of failure or poor response to chemotherapy and in cases of recurrence following radiotherapy, tumors will often become enlarged with infiltration of organs, nerve roots or bone which causes severe pain to the patient. Interventional radiological(More)
Our aim was to conduct a prospective study to evaluate staging accuracy of a new coil concept for endoluminal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on ex vivo gastric carcinomas. Twenty-eight consecutive patients referred to surgery with a clinically proven primary gastric malignancy were included. Surgical specimens were examined with a foldable and(More)
Our aim was to conduct a prospective study to evaluate staging accuracy of a new coil concept for endoluminal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on ex vivo gastric carcinomas. Twenty-eight consecutive patients referred to surgery with a clinically proven primary gastric ma-lignancy were included. Surgical specimens were examined with a foldable and(More)
9541 Background: To investigate the clinical impact of the different types of disease progression (focal v extensive) in patients (pts) with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) after initial response to imatinib. METHODS Pts who received imatinib for metastatic GIST at three Cancer Centers and who have been followed up for at least 2.5 years(More)
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