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Migration of a retained surgical sponge into the bowel is a rare cause of bowel obstruction. Thus far, there have not been any reports that the site of initial migration of the sponge was identified by imaging studies or surgical exploration because the onset of symptoms is usually delayed. Unique about the case presented herein is that a barium meal(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the prevalence of latent and manifest hyperthyroidism in a non-selected group of patients admitted for contrast enhanced CT studies blood samples were tested for the levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH). MATERIAL AND METHODS TSH blood levels were obtained in 548 consecutive patients who were scheduled for contrast-enhanced(More)
The interdisciplinary guidelines at the S3 level on the diagnosis of and therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) constitute an evidence- and consensus-based instrument that is aimed at improving the diagnosis of and therapy for HCC since these are very challenging tasks. The purpose of the guidelines is to offer the patient (with suspected or confirmed(More)
PURPOSE Our goal was to define the accuracy of MRI in the staging of gastric carcinomas. METHOD Twenty consecutive surgical specimens were imaged immediately after gastrectomy for gastric carcinoma. Imaging was performed with a 1.0 T imaging system. T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and opposed phase images were acquired and analyzed for tumor infiltration of the(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the impact of superselective embolization for treatment of renal-vascular injuries on renal function. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between 1995 and 2004, four male patients and one female patient with a mean age of 45.4 years underwent embolization to control bleeding from renal-vascular injuries resulting from iatrogenic interventions (N = 4)(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this work was to define the accuracy of helical hydro-CT (HHCT) in the diagnosis and staging of gastric carcinoma. METHOD One hundred twelve patients with gastric carcinoma were preoperatively imaged by HHCT. Gastric distension was achieved by ingestion of up to 1,500 ml of water. Bolus tracking was performed, and peristalsis was(More)
BACKGROUND Local and multimodal therapeutic strategies for tumours of the oesophagus and gastric cardia, require precise preoperative staging. Endosonography is considered the most accurate staging method, while computed tomography (CT) has limitations especially in the evaluation of local infiltration. Macroscopic endoscopic evaluation was reported to be(More)
This study aimed to investigate the outcome of patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) exhibiting focal disease progression during imatinib therapy, treated by surgical resection and imatinib continuation. A consecutive series of 38 patients with metastatic GISTs who underwent treatment with imatinib at our centers during a defined(More)
PURPOSE A retrospective analysis of long-term efficacy of combined transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) and percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) and TACE monotherapy was conducted in patients with large, non-resectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS AND MATERIALS Fifty patients with large, unresectable HCC lesions underwent selective(More)
Background: The study is a prospective evaluation of preoperative TNM staging of gastrointestinal tumors by hydrosonography (HUS). Methods: Sixty patients with suspected gastric or colorectal cancer underwent HUS for TNM staging. All patients were operated on and the tumors completely removed when possible. HUS findings were correlated with histopathologic(More)