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BACKGROUND Computed tomography (CT)-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) and biopsies are well-established, minimally invasive diagnostic tools for pulmonary lesions. PURPOSE To analyze retrospectively the results of 1000 consecutive lung CT-guided FNA and/or core needle biopsies (CNB), the main outcome measures being diagnostic yield, and complication… (More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy and complications of computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS A retrospective study of 282 patients (231 males, 51 females, age range: 44-76 years, mean age: 62 years) with HCC (322 lesions) who had been treated by CT-guided RFA over a period of 5… (More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of CT-guided percutaneous drainage of lung abscesses considering success rate versus complications. METHODS This retrospective study was carried out at Computed Tomography and Interventional Radiology Department of Sotiria Hospital, Athens, Greece, from 1/1/2007 to 1/1/2010. Forty patients with lung… (More)
PURPOSE To determine the efficiency and safety of the percutaneous aspiration and drainage of rare touberculous cold abscesses under CT guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 63 cases of 44 patients, treated in our hospital during the last two years. They suffered from tuberculous infection complicated with tuberculous cold abscesses… (More)
We present a case of a 70-year-old patient with hepatocellular carcinoma treated with RFA. The lesion was located in segment II under the ribs. During RFA pleural effusion is presented. After the procedure a dual phase CT revealed haemothorax and extravasation of the contrast medium from the intercostal vessels.