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Six existing minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of primary and secondary malignant hepatic tumors--radio-frequency ablation, microwave ablation, laser ablation, cryoablation, ethanol ablation, and chemoembolization--are reviewed and debated by noted authorities from six institutions from around the world. All of the authors currently believe(More)
OBJECTIVE We conducted this study to determine the spectrum of CT findings of tumor recurrence after radiofrequency ablation of primary and secondary malignant hepatic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-five patients, 10 with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and 15 patients with metastases who developed tumor recurrence after radiofrequency ablation of(More)
AIM To investigate the effects of free oxygen radicals and various antioxidants on bone healing after experimental formation of fracture. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty male rats were used and divided into five groups (ten rats in each). The right forelimbs of the rats were broken by bimanual compression method. One hour before this procedure, 5 ml/kg of(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the value of multislice computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of acute mesenteric ischemia (AMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred patients (age range: 20-92 years) who were referred to the emergency CT department with a clinical suspicion of AMI were prospectively included in the study. CT examinations were performed with a(More)
Multiple bile duct hamartomas [von Meyenburg complex (VMC)] are benign liver malformations that include biliary cystic lesions, with congenital hepatic fibrosis being the cause of ductal plate malformations. This rare entity is usually isolated and detected incidentally in 0.6-5.6% of reported autopsy series. Its clinical significance is that it may be(More)
OBJECTIVE The chest radiography and TCT findings in children who had contacted with adult family members with active pulmonary tuberculosis were compared. The contributions of thoracic computed tomography to the diagnosis of tuberculosis were investigated. METHODS AND MATERIAL The children who were 0-16 years old (n=173) and children of families with an(More)
PURPOSE To determine and compare the imaging features of hepatic alveolar Echinococcosis using color Doppler US, CT, and MRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Abdominal CT and MRI with and without contrast agents and color Doppler US were performed on seven patients with hepatic alveolar Echinococcosis. The lesions were evaluated for location, features of(More)
In cases of peritonitis and exit site infections it is important to determine the extent of involvement of the subcutaneous catheter tract. The assessment of such involvement by physical examination alone appears to be inadequate and insensitive. We examined the usefulness of ultrasound (US) examination of the catheter tract in delineating catheter related(More)
A case of a traumatic bilateral obturator dislocation of the hip and right side acetabular fracture in a 23-year-old man is presented. The patient was managed conservatively. After follow-up time of 24 months, the result was excellent. The importance of a pelvic radiograph and physical examination of the extremities after significant major trauma are(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the value of serially obtained spinal MR images in the diagnosis and clinical follow-up of childhood Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and the time period for resolution of contrast enhancement during the course of illness. MATERIAL AND METHODS Contrast-enhanced spinal MR images of 11 pediatric patients with GBS were reviewed(More)