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BACKGROUND Radiofrequency ablation is an accepted treatment for non-surgical patients with liver cancer. The purpose of this study was to identify the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of malignant lung tumours. METHODS Between July 1, 2001, and Dec 10, 2005, a series of 106 patients with 183 lung tumours that(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the reliability of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the evaluation of the response of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) followed by percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI). MATERIAL AND METHODS Between January 1991 and November 1992, 20 patients (15 men and five(More)
PURPOSE To compare the efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with percutaneous ethanol injection (PEI) versus repeated TACE in the treatment of large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-three patients with cirrhosis and a large HCC (main tumor, 3.1-8.0 cm in diameter with no more than two daughter(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate contrast material-enhanced ultrasonography (US) for depiction of endoleaks after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (or endovascular aneurysm repair [EVAR]) in patients with aneurysm enlargement and no evidence of endoleak. MATERIALS AND METHODS From November 1998 to February 2003, 112 patients underwent EVAR. At follow-up,(More)
INTRODUCTION About one-fifth of patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are unsuitable for surgical treatment. Radiofrequency ablation offers an alternative minimally invasive option. We report the result of an intention-to-treat study with long-term follow-up. METHODS From 2001 to 2009, we performed 80 percutaneous radiofrequency(More)
PURPOSE To compare short- and long-term clinical outcomes after conventional transarterial chemoembolization and drug-eluting bead (DEB) transarterial chemoembolization in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients with unresectable HCC unsuitable for ablative therapies were randomly assigned to undergo conventional or DEB(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective is to describe the results of a multicenter prospective trial on the safety and efficacy of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS) using the Viatorr stent-graft. SUBJECTS AND METHODS From 2001 to 2003, 114 patients (75 men and 39 women; mean age, 59.3 years) with portal hypertension underwent TIPS with the Viatorr(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the agreement between color-coded duplex ultrasound (US) and computed tomographic angiography (CTA) in monitoring aneurysm diameter and detecting endoleaks after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS From November 1998 to January 2007, 196 patients (191 men; mean age 72.4 years, range 52-88) underwent EVAR and were followed by(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to differentiate type II lumbar endoleaks on the basis of dynamic features identified by contrast-enhanced ultrasound scanning (CUS) and to evaluate the role of this differentiation in detecting abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) enlargement > or =1 mL/mo. METHODS Eighteen male patients (mean age, 71.8 years) with(More)
A prospective study of upper limb nerve conduction velocity was performed in 39 subjects (9 males, 30 females, mean age 46.8 years) with idiopathic Raynaud's phenomenon (RP) and 18 patients (3 males, 15 females, mean age 49.9 years) with RP secondary to systemic sclerosis (SS). Five subjects with idiopathic RP (13%) showed slowing of sensory conduction(More)