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PURPOSE To assess the efficacy and safety of radiologically guided percutaneous placement of gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy catheters. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over 6 years, 562 referred patients were considered for gastrojejunostomy or gastrostomy procedures. In 43 cases (7.7%), the procedure was not performed because of overlying viscera, high position(More)
PURPOSE To present the authors' experience with fluoroscopically guided percutaneous removal of dysfunctioning ureteral stents and to discuss the technique and instrumentation used. MATERIALS AND METHODS Over 6 years, stent or stent fragment extraction procedures were performed in 20 patients. Indications included stent misplacement or migration, stent(More)
Although the association of tuberous sclerosis and renal angiomyolipomas is well established, the occurrence of hepatic hamartomatous lesions in this disease is less well documented. We describe two cases of tuberous sclerosis with associated multiple intrahepatic angiomyolipomas, and we review the literature on this subject. Radiologically, angiomyolipomas(More)
A prospective study was performed to assess the role of preoperative ultrasonography in predicting failed or difficult laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Fifty patients underwent detailed preoperative ultrasound examinations. The number and size of calculi, evidence of acute or chronic cholecystitis, gallbladder morphology, and the presence or absence of(More)
A prospective study was carried out to evaluate the role of sequential Tc 99m MAG3 renography in assessing transplant function in the early post-operative period. Twenty patients were included in the study. Studies were performed on all patients at intervals of 48-72 hours until discharge. There were 11 clinically diagnosed episodes of rejection, 9 of(More)
To cite: Rajendran S, Carmody E, Murphy M, et al. BMJ Case Rep Published online: [please include Day Month Year] doi:10.1136/bcr-2015210464 DESCRIPTION An 18-year-old woman presented with lower abdominal pain. Ultrasound (US) showed a dilated appendix. Laparoscopy revealed a mildly inflamed appendix with no other intra-abdominal abnormalities. Laparoscopic(More)
Clinically significant cytomegalovirus cholangitis is well recognized in patients with AIDS but is less common in other groups of immunocompromised patients. The authors describe a 59-year-old man who had undergone renal transplantation in whom this condition developed, and they emphasize that this diagnosis should be considered in renal transplant patients(More)