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STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of a new classification and surgical approach of cervical dumbbell tumors. OBJECTIVE To evaluate PUTH classification. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The high recurrence rate and postoperative deformity are unsolved problems. Asazuma's landmark classification could not cover all cases and could not provide clear suggestion(More)
ABSTRACTEndostatin is a natural occurred angiogenesis inhibitor derived from collagenXVIII. So far its function during the angiogenesis process of bone formation and arthropathy has not been well studied yet. The present study addresses the function of endostatin in rabbit articular chondrocytes (RAC). We found that endostatin can promote RAC adhesion and(More)
STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study of cervical Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and efficiency of the present diagnosis and treatment strategy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The diagnosis and treatment protocols are still controversial for the rarity of cervical LCH. METHODS Thirty patients with cervical LCH were(More)
Chordoma is a rare low-grade malignant neoplasm derived from the remnants of the embryonic notochord. This locally invasive neoplasm is subject to recurrence after treatment. The median survival time is estimated to be 6.3 years. Various treatment approaches have been attempted, including radical excision, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Treatment outcome is(More)
AIM To evaluate the relationship between nitric oxide (NO) and hyperdynamic circulatory status in portal hypertension. METHODS Twenty male Sprague Dawley rats (weighing 200 ± 20 g) were randomized into two groups: portal hypertension group (n = 12) and sham-operated control group (n = 8). The portal hypertensive model was established by means of graded(More)
To stress the clinical and radiologic presentation and treatment outcome of Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) with multiple spinal involvements. A total of 42 cases with spinal LCH were reviewed in our hospital and 5 had multifocal spinal lesions. Multiple spinal LCH has been reported in 50 cases in the literature. All cases including ours were analyzed(More)
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), formerly known as histiocytosis X, is a rare disorder (approximately 1:1,500,000 inhabitants) characterized by clonal proliferation and excess accumulation of pathologic Langerhans cells causing local or systemic effects. The exact etiology of LCH is still unknown. LCH could affect patients of any age, although most(More)
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