Mark M. Carter

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Fibrovascular polyp (FVP) of the esophagus is a benign intraluminal tumor that consists primarily of loose connective tissue with numerous vessels and can attain vast dimensions. Symptoms are commonly dysphagia, vomiting, and weight loss. Small polyps can be removed endoscopically, but larger masses should be excised surgically because of the potential for(More)
Dilation is the most common inherent "failure mode" of knitted Dacron aortic prostheses. However, the incidence of graft failure related to dilation is unknown because of insufficient data regarding the occurrence, degree, and prognostic significance of postoperative alterations in graft size. In 1979 we reported that postoperative ultrasonic examinations(More)
The development of dilatation of the left superior intercostal vein ("aortic nipple") on chest radiographic studies can be used as a clue to impending superior vena caval syndrome. Two cases are described in which detection of an "aortic nipple" on chest roentgenograms predated the clinical syndrome by seven to ten weeks. Since superior vena caval syndrome(More)
This study examined the effect of having a safe person present on artificially induced anxiety following a biological challenge among panic-disordered patients. Anxiety symptoms were induced using a 5.5% CO2-inhalation procedure. Panic patients underwent the inhalation procedure either in the presence or absence of their safe person. Nonanxious controls(More)
Dilation is inherent to all knitted Dacron arterial prostheses. Insufficient clinical data regarding the usual dilative characteristics of specific grafts confound its significance and management. Alterations in size of all parts of knitted aortic bifurcation grafts (43 Microvel and 37 Vasculour-II) were evaluated by CT scanning in 80 patients; 76 scans(More)
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