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OBJECTIVE Giant cell arteritis (GCA) may involve the aorta. Retrospective studies have demonstrated a higher prevalence of aortic aneurysm among patients with GCA compared with the general population. We investigated the prevalence of aortic aneurysm in a cohort of patients with biopsy-proven GCA using a defined protocol and assessed whether persisting(More)
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder that is characterized by noncaseous epithelioid cell granulomas, which may affect almost any organ. Thoracic involvement is common and accounts for most of the morbidity and mortality associated with the disease. Thoracic radiologic abnormalities are seen at some stage in approximately 90% of patients with sarcoidosis,(More)
BACKGROUND Necroscopic and surgical studies have suggested that giant cell arteritis (GCA) may target the aorta and its main branches. Imaging techniques are able to detect large vessel vasculitis (LVV) non-invasively in patients, but the prevalence of LVV in GCA has not been clearly established. OBJECTIVE To assess prospectively the prevalence,(More)
Computed tomography angiography (CTA) detects signs of large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) in about 67.5% of patients with giant-cell arteritis (GCA) at the time of diagnosis and early aortic dilatation in 15%. The outcome of CTA-findings of LVV upon glucocorticoid treatment has not been prospectively evaluated. The aim of our study was to prospectively assess(More)
The presence of biliary leaks after liver resections is not an unusual problem, especially after extended hepatectomies. The usual treatment of choice for biliary duct injuries is to decompress the biliary system with draining catheters. Persistent biliary fistulas are nevertheless a challenging problem when endoscopic or percutaneous approaches fail to(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the outcomes of broncho ± angioplastic sleeve lobectomy (SL) versus pneumonectomy (PN), and the PN:SL ratio after an aggressive policy of parenchyma-sparing surgery to improve postoperative complications rate and long-term quality of life (QoL). METHODS A prospective study was conducted in 490 patients with non-small cell lung cancer(More)
PURPOSE Whether computed tomography (CT) should be routinely included in the diagnostic work-up in patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has not yet been determined. The aim of this study was to analyze the prognostic significance of abdominal CT in patients with CLL in Rai clinical stage 0. PATIENTS AND METHODS Abdominal CT was performed at(More)
Although repeatedly reported in the literature, the extracranial involvement by giant-cell arteritis has been considered anecdotal until recent years. The emergence of new or improved imaging techniques along with a closer follow-up of these patients and their increase in life expectancy are beginning to underline that the clinical impact of extracranial(More)
Acral melanoma (AM) is associated with a poor prognosis in part because of delayed diagnosis, but probably also because of other intrinsic characteristics of location. The aim of this study was to review the specific characteristics and outcome of AM in Caucasians. This was a cross-sectional retrospective clinical-pathological study of 274 patients(More)
We assessed the usefulness of routine Doppler ultrasonography for early detection of hepatic artery thrombosis after orthotopic liver transplantation and repercussions in patient prognosis. Seventeen confirmed cases of early hepatic artery thrombosis initially diagnosed by Doppler ultrasonography (10 of them before clinical indication) were reviewed. All(More)