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PURPOSE To report on first results of the embolization of transhepatic and transsplenic puncture tracts using an Amplatzer Vascular Plug (AVP) after percutaneous portal vein intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS Embolization of transhepatic and transsplenic puncture tracts with AVP was attempted in 5 patients (3 females; age range: 3 - 71 years). Portal(More)
PURPOSE Evaluation of the efficacy and safety of Gelfoam for the closure of transhepatic or transsplenic parenchymal puncture tracts with large-bore sheaths in pediatric patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2012 and May 2013, 8 percutaneous transhepatic accesses and 3 percutaneous transsplenic accesses were closed using percutaneous Gelfoam in(More)
PURPOSE To show the feasibility of a combination of the advantages of modern contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with the technique of arterioportography to achieve the highest sensitivity of all different modalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ten patients (9 m, 1 f, age 52-73 years) with suspected hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in liver cirrhosis (8 ethyl(More)
BACKGROUND Correct characterization of focal solid hepatic lesions has always been a challenge and is of great diagnostic and therapeutic relevance. The purpose of this study was to determine the added value of hepatobiliary phase images in Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for differentiating focal solid hepatic lesions. METHODS In(More)
BACKGROUND A number of studies deal with factors affecting postoperative recurrence; however, they do not analyze the influence of postoperative morbidity on the long-term outcome. This was the aim of the present study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred eighty-two patients underwent 331 intestinal resections for primary or recurrent Crohn's disease(More)
Severe postoperative intra-abdominal septic complications (IASC) such as an anastomotic leak, intra-abdominal abscess, and fistula are significantly associated with the presence of spontaneous intra-abdominal abscess at the time of laparotomy in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence of severe(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of our retrospective study was to determine the feasibility and efficacy of the endovascular embolization of peripheral acute arterial hemorrhage using Onyx. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between October 2003 and February 2007, 14 patients with acute arterial bleeding underwent percutaneous arterial embolization using Onyx. Bleeding was caused(More)
PURPOSE To determine computed tomographic (CT) features of early type II endoleaks associated with aneurysm sac enlargement after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysm. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was not required for this retrospective study. The authors reviewed imaging and clinical data(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Amplatzer Vascular Plug type 4 (AVP-4) for embolization of the inferior mesenteric artery (IMA) before endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of the abdominal aorta to prevent endoleaks. METHODS A single-center retrospective review of 31 patients who underwent IMA embolizations before(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate risk factors associated with alterations in venous structures adjacent to an ablation zone after percutaneous irreversible electroporation (IRE) of hepatic malignancies at subacute follow-up (1 to 3 days after IRE) and to describe evolution of these alterations at mid-term follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS 43 patients (men/women, 32/11;(More)