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The most common use of radioembolization is in the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors, and the most common radioisotope used is yttrium-90. This form of therapy has been proven to be successful in achieving tumor reduction and prolonging survival. Adverse events, although uncommon and usually self-limiting, have been reported. The present(More)
INTRODUCTION To evaluate the technical success and complications associated with radiologically-guided percutaneous nephrostomies (PCNs) in a single centre. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 273 PCNs performed in 190 patients in our hospital over a 3-year period from January 1997 to December 1999 were retrospectively reviewed. The study population(More)
We describe a 10-year-old boy who developed a pseudoaneurysm in the territory of the left hepatic artery after blunt trauma to the abdomen, which was prophylactically embolized. He was discharged early and was able to return to activities of daily life. In view of the potentially fatal complication of severe hemorrhage from a missed hepatic pseudoaneurysm(More)
An audit of 202 routine abdominal and pelvic ultrasound examinations was carried out to evaluate the clinical performance and interpretation of these scans by radiographers and compare them with radiologists, and to investigate the extended role of radiographers in performing these scans. Each scan was first performed by a radiographer and then repeated by(More)
INTRODUCTION Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new minimally invasive treatment that has been increasingly used in the treatment of liver metastases. This review aims to outline the principles governing the use of RFA and to examine its role when applied to the management of colorectal liver metastases. METHODS A Medline search of experimental and(More)
PURPOSE To compare the hepatic falciform artery (HFA) detection rates of digital subtraction angiography (DSA), computed tomography hepatic arteriography (CTHA) and 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin (99mTc-MAA) single photon emission computed tomography with integrated CT (SPECT/CT) and to correlate HFA patency with complication rates of yttrium-90 (90Y)(More)
Yttrium-90 (Y-90) selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is increasingly used to treat inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma. We describe two patients where hepatic falciform ligament Technetium-99m-macroaggregated albumin (Tc-99m-MAA) activity was identified on single photon emission computed tomography with integrated low-dose CT (SPECT/CT) scan during(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and safety of yttrium-90 ((90)Y) radioembolization through the inferior phrenic arteries (IPAs). MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 108 patients referred for radioembolization to treat primary (n = 103) or secondary (n = 5) liver malignancy was performed. Five patients had malignant hepatic tumors supplied(More)
An expert panel met to review the evidence for selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) using yttrium-90 microspheres in hepatocellular carcinoma and metastases from colorectal cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. There is now convincing evidence for the safety and efficacy of SIRT in these situations albeit mostly from retrospective cohort studies. There(More)
This pictorial essay aims to review the literature on the management of pyogenic liver abscess, focusing on the choice of drainage. Articles on the treatment of pyogenic liver abscess, accessed through a MEDLINE search using PubMed, were reviewed. A case series of the authors' experience with clinicopathological correlation is presented to highlight the(More)