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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of CT-guided injection of 5% dextrose in water solution (D5W) into the retroperitoneum to displace organs adjacent to renal cell carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS An interventional radiology database was searched to identify the cases of patients who underwent CT-guided percutaneous(More)
To report a novel modified occlusion balloon technique to treat biliary leaks. A 22-year-old female patient underwent liver transplantation with biliary-enteric anastomosis. She developed thrombosis of the common hepatic artery and extensive ischemia in the left hepatic lobe. Resection of segments II and III was performed and a biliary-cutaneous leak(More)
The aims of this study were to establish Doppler criteria for identifying direct carotid-cavernous fistulae (DCCF), as well as the level of agreement between results obtained by Doppler mapping vs. angiography. Doppler mapping and angiography were used to assess the direction of flow in the superior ophthalmic veins and the resistivity index in the internal(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incremental diagnostic value of targeted biopsies added to an extended sextant biopsy scheme on a per-patient, risk-stratified basis in 2 academic centers using different multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocols, a large group of radiologists, multiple biopsy systems, and different biopsy operators. MATERIALS(More)
OBJECTIVE To correlate the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TI-RADS) and the Bethesda system in reporting cytopathology in 1,000 thyroid nodules. METHODS A retrospective study conducted from November 2011 to February 2014 that evaluated 1,000 thyroid nodules of 906 patients who underwent ultrasound exam and fine needle aspiration. RESULTS A(More)
Intracranial extradural collection may cause an increase in intracranial pressure, requiring rapid emergency treatment to reduce morbidity and mortality. We described an alternative CT-guided percutaneous access for extradural collection drainage. We report a case of a patient with previous craniectomy for meningioma ressection who presented to the(More)
Uterine leiomyosarcoma is an uncommon pathology, predominantly found in aged population. Patients with metastatic disease have poor survival and therapy mainly consists of palliative systemic chemotherapy. However, more aggressive strategies such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) may benefit patients with limited secondary disease. RFA is considered a simple(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of microbubble contrast ultrasound in diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma and to compare its results with those of magnetic resonance and histopathology. METHODS A total of 29 patients suffering from chronic liver diseases and awaiting liver transplants at Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein were subject to magnetic(More)