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BACKGROUND The processes observed in interstitial lung disease are associated with the production, deposition, and proteolysis of the extracellular matrix (ECM), which may lead to irreversible pulmonary structural remodeling or to appropriate repair without fibrosis. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) and a tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases (TIMPs) are… (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy and applicability of the modified Clavien classification system (CCS) in evaluating complications following photoselective vaporization of the prostate by use of the 120W GreenLight high-performance system (HPS-PVP). MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of 342 men who underwent HPS-PVP were retrospectively analyzed.… (More)
A case of intracranial ganglioneuroma arising from the trigeminal nerve in the pontine and cerebellopontine angle cistern, in a 44-year-old female, is presented with an emphasis on diffusion-weighted imaging findings. We will discuss on how the tumor in the very unusual location should be differentiated particularly focused on diffusion-weighted imaging… (More)
Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNETs) arise mostly in the supratentorial cerebral cortex. A very rare case of intraventricular DNET with diffuse ependymal involvement, which causes spinal drop metastasis, is presented.