Mathias Thorn

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BACKGROUND Operation planning in liver surgery depends on the precise understanding of the 3-dimensional (D) relation of the tumor to the intrahepatic vascular trees. To our knowledge, the impact of anatomical 3-D reconstructions on precision in operation planning has not yet been studied. HYPOTHESIS Three-dimensional reconstruction leads to an(More)
PURPOSE Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and toxoplasmic encephalitis are the most frequent pulmonary and central nervous system opportunistic infections associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. We designed a prospective study to compare the effects of aerosolized pentamidine and dapsone in the prophylaxis of these infections in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare maximum spatial resolution in multislice computed tomography (MS-CT) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) using an arterial tree model for canine kidney specimens. METHODS Twenty-three isolated fox terrier kidneys were catheterized with a 4F catheter and underwent contrast-enhanced MS-CT with a maximum spatial resolution of(More)
The aim of this project is computer-based planning of a partial organ resection for three dimensional visualisation of anatomical structures and volumetric estimations. Using quantitative parameters for the estimation of the operation risk, the selection of patients can be further objectified. Another important effect of this project is support for surgical(More)
Death in patients with epilepsy may occur suddenly and unexpectedly. When no anatomic or chemically demonstrable cause for such a death is found at postmortem examination, the death may remain unexplained. Previous studies of general autopsy features in cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) have reported increased lung and liver weights,(More)
Cross-sectional imaging based on navigation and virtual reality planning tools are well-established in the surgical routine in orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery. In various procedures, they have achieved a significant clinical relevance and efficacy and have enhanced the discipline's resection capabilities. In abdominal surgery, however, these tools have(More)
OBJECTIVE The three-dimensional relation of a liver tumour to the intrahepatic vascular trees is basis of operation planning in liver surgery. Yet it has not been proven whether 3D reconstruction and further computerised processing will enhance precision of operation planning in liver surgery which has been based on the liver segment classification of(More)
Full right hepatic grafts are most frequently used for adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). One of the major problems is venous drainage of segments 5 and 8. Thus, this study was designed to provide information on venous drainage of right liver lobes for operation-planning. Fifty-six CT data sets from routine clinical imaging were(More)
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