Nikolaos D. Ptohis

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We present a 28-year-old man with a large symptomatic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) treated with embolization using the Amplatzer vascular plug (AVP). Although embolization may be considered the first-line therapy in the treatment of AVFs, there is an inherent high risk of migration of the embolic agents into the venous and pulmonary circulations. This case(More)
INTRODUCTION Lipomas can be found anywhere in the body with the majority located in the head and neck region as well as in the shoulder and back. They are not very common in the hand and those involving the fingers are very rare. Although, it is not the only case reported, lipoma of the index finger is very uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION A 52-year-old(More)
PURPOSE To present our results in a series of 35 patients with malignant pulmonary lesions, who underwent radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) during a period of 18 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS In our institution, 55 RFA sessions under computed tomography (CT) guidance were performed on 48 pulmonary malignant lesions (23 inoperable primary and 25(More)
Osteoid osteoma is a benign, bone-forming tumor. The diaphyses of the long bones are the sites of predilection (at least 50% of all cases occurring in the femur and the tibia). Also this lesion has a male preponderance and the majority of cases present in the second and third decade. We represent an unusual localization of osteoid osteoma in the patella of(More)
A case of a 24-year-old male with jaundice and epigastric pain is reported. The patient underwent a thorough clinical, laboratory, and imaging investigation. Computerized tomography revealed a 9 cm mult 10 cm choledochal cyst. Magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic cholangiopancreatography were performed, during which he developed an "acute abdomen", with(More)
Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the esophagus is a rare disease. A case of primary isolated non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the esophagus in a 77-year-old man without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is presented. We describe the clinical features and the imaging findings (barium swallow, endoscopic ultrasonography and CT) of a biopsy proven B-cell lymphoma(More)
PURPOSE Aim of this study is to present our initial experience with the use of the retrograde popliteal artery access in patients with certain anatomic lesions. METHODS Between September 2008 and September 2010, 24 patients underwent a transpopliteal retrograde subintimal recanalization. Instead of its usage when antegrade recanalization failed, the(More)
INTRODUCTION Penile metastases are an extremely rare occurrence, and most primary malignancies are located in the urinary bladder, prostate, rectum, and rectosigmoid. Although very few cases of penile metastases have been reported, those of lung cancer as the primary tumor are very rare. Among the latter, squamous cell carcinomas constitute the majority,(More)
Hemangiopericytoma is a rare primary tumor originating from Zimmerman's pericytes, with significant metastatic potential. Hepatic metastatic disease requires an aggressive approach by a multidisciplinary team of dedicated oncology specialists, to prolong survival in selected patients. We report on a patient with recurrent hepatic metastases of grade II(More)
The current management of neoplastic obstruction, SVC, and brachiocephalic vein thrombosis, especially of SVC, is based on the combined use of interventional (endovascular thrombolysis or thrombectomy, stent placement) and noninterventional (radiation, chemotherapy) means of treatment. We present the case of a forty-year-old woman with SVC and left(More)