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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)
PURPOSE 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 To determine the feasibility and efficacy of transarterial endoleak embolization using the liquid embolic agent ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (Onyx). METHODS Over a 7-year period eleven patients (6 women, 5 men; mean age 68 years, range 37-83 years) underwent transarterial embolization of a type II endoleak after endovascular aortic aneurysm(More)
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)
BACKGROUND Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the bowel is an increasingly used modality to evaluate patients with Crohn's disease. The Montreal classification of the disease behavior is considered as an excellent prognostic and therapeutic parameter for these patients. In our study, we correlated the behavior assessment performed by a radiologist based on(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the extent to which MRE can be used as an observer-independent, objective imaging method for the diagnosis and evaluation of CD with respect to the detection of inflammatory changes of the small bowel and lymphadenopathy as diagnostic criterion and bowel distension as a quality criterion. MATERIALS AND METHODS MRE scans of 84 patients(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated technical efficacy and safety of stent angioplasty of the inferior vena cava (IVC) after liver transplantation or liver resection and analysis of changes in creatinine levels and patients' weight. METHODS Between October 2004 and February 2011, 16 patients (mean age, 52.6 years) with symptomatic IVC stenoses after liver(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)