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Malignant hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEH) is a rare malignant tumor of vascular origin with unknown etiology and a variable natural course. The authors present a comprehensive review of the literature on HEH with a focus on clinical outcome after different therapeutic strategies. All published series on patients with HEH (n = 434 patients)(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare maximum spatial resolution in multislice computed tomography (MS-CT) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA) using an arterial tree model for canine kidney specimens. METHODS Twenty-three isolated fox terrier kidneys were catheterized with a 4F catheter and underwent contrast-enhanced MS-CT with a maximum spatial resolution of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of multidetector computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in staging and estimating renal carcinomas with caval thrombus. METHODS Initially, 23 patients with suspected caval thrombi were admitted into this prospective study. Triphasic CT imaging was performed using a multidetector CT with a(More)
The goal of this article is to provide an overview of diagnostic standard operating procedures for both clinical and imaging assessment of cervical and endometrial carcinoma, sarcoma of the uterus, and primary pelvic non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The literature was reviewed for methods used to diagnose malignancies in the female pelvis with a special focus on the(More)
PURPOSE We prospectively evaluated long-term survival in patients with renal cell carcinoma extending to the inferior vena cava. MATERIALS AND METHODS From 1993 and thereafter we followed 86 men and 48 women with a median age of 64 years (range 28 to 86) with renal cell carcinoma and tumor thrombus involvement of the inferior vena cava. Cancer specific(More)
PURPOSE Usefulness of biexponentially fitted signal attenuation at different b-values for differentiating the histological characteristics of renal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 26 patients with 28 renal masses (histologically proven: 20 clear cell renal cell carcinomas [ccRCC], three transitional cell carcinomas, two oncocytomas, and one(More)
Early HAT is the most frequent and severe vascular complication following liver transplantation. It is one of the major causes of graft failure and mortality. Endovascular thrombolytic treatment in patients with thrombotic complications after liver transplantation is an attractive alternative to open surgery as lower morbidity and mortality rates are(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The objective is to assess the diagnostic accuracy and interobserver variability of multiphase 3D gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (3D-Gd-MRA) for assessment of abdominal and pelvic vascular disease. METHODS In 41 patients from two different institutions multiphase 3D-Gd-MRA of the aorta and pelvis was performed(More)
PURPOSE Insulinomas are rare tumors that originate from the islet cells of the pancreas. The aims of this study were to localize insulinomas preoperatively using CT and/or MRI in correlation with postoperative pathological results. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between December 2001 and June 2010, 27 consecutive patients with clinically suspected insulinoma were(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the diagnostic value of MRI in the care of patients with suspected scrotal disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS Testicle-containing scrotal compartments were evaluated by examiners blinded to all clinical information in an interdisciplinary consensus reading after MRI was performed with(More)