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The sensitivities of contrast medium-enhanced computed tomography (CT), delayed CT (DCT), CT during arterial portography (CTAP), and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for detecting focal liver lesions were prospectively evaluated in eight patients who subsequently underwent hepatic lobectomy or transplantation. Pathologic evaluation of the resected liver(More)
1. Rat hepatocytes were cryopreserved using a number of procedures and the viability, attachment, and metabolic activity of the cryopreserved cells were compared to freshly isolated hepatocytes. Several cryopreservation agents (dimethylsulphoxide [DMSO], glycerol, polyvinylpyrrolidone [PVP], dextrans), and combinations of these agents, were examined. Other(More)
OBJECTIVES The conservative versus therapeutic approach to type II endoleak after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR) has been controversial. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and cost-effectiveness of the conservative approach of embolizing type II endoleak only when persistent for more than 6 months and associated(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy has become the operation of choice for symptomatic cholelithiasis. However, this operation may result in serious biliary complications. Our aims were to review our experience with biliary complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to document the mechanisms of the injuries and the techniques of managing these(More)
OBJECTIVE Controversy exists as to the cause of ischemic colitis complicating endovascular aneurysm repair. Occlusion of the hypogastric arteries (HAs) during endovascular repair of aortoiliac aneurysms (AIAs) results in a significant incidence of buttock claudication, and has been suggested as a causative factor in the development of postprocedural colonic(More)
PURPOSE We report our approach to the management of postcatheterization femoral artery pseudoaneurysms and arteriovenous fistulae in an attempt to determine the frequency of spontaneous resolution of selected lesions. METHODS We studied 196 pseudoaneurysms, 81 arteriovenous fistulae, and 9 combined lesions that were identified by duplex scan. Indications(More)
Whole lung computed tomography (CT) was performed on 25 patients with clinical diagnoses including osteogenic sarcoma. Ewing's sarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, fibrosarcoma, and melanoma in whom conventional tomography had revealed from one to four parenchymal nodules in one lung deemed resectable for either staging or treatment purposes. Thoracotomy was(More)
Sixty-nine duplex sonographic studies were performed in 24 patients who had received renal allografts. After a prospective qualitative analysis of the Doppler waveforms, results were correlated with biopsy material and each patient's clinical course. Increased pulsatility of the Doppler waveform of intrarenal arterial flow constituted an abnormal study,(More)
The incidence of parathyroid carcinoma is no more than 0.5 to 3% of parathyroid neoplasms and can often be cured by an adequate initial surgical excision. If the carcinoma has already spread outside the capsule or is implanted at surgery, the chance of local recurrence is high, but is best managed by surgical resection of any recurrence. Distant metastases(More)
Prostaglandin-E2 increases in liver tissue after partial hepatectomy and stimulates DNA synthesis in primary cultures of hepatocytes. This study evaluated the capacity of Kupffer cells isolated at various intervals after partial hepatectomy to produce prostaglandin E2 in response to bacterial endotoxin. This stimulator of Kupffer cells is a normal(More)