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An association of bilateral large adrenocortical androgen-producing adenomas with polycystic ovaries in a young female is presented. She developed mild hirsutism and secondary amenorrhoea at the age of 17, and was treated for 3 years with an anti-androgen (cyproterone acetate) and ethinyloestradiol. Routine follow-up at the age of 21 showed bilateral large(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate the interobserver variability and reproducibility of the renal scintigraphy reports. METHODS The study was prospective performed in 60 99mTc DMSA scintigraphies (116 kidneys), done in one centre, displayed on X ray films as analogue 300 kcounts images in 4 standard projections. Six observers from 4 different(More)
Since February 1990, 74 patients (116 studies) underwent scintigraphy with meta-[131I]iodobenzylguanidine ([131I]MIBG). Eighteen patients had pheochromocytomas, 2 paragangliomas, 2 malignant insulinomas, 1 carcinoid, 2 medullary thyroid carcinoma and 49 children had neuroblastomas. Scintigraphy was performed following a thyroid blockade, at 24 and 48 hours(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Interleukin 10 (IL-10) is a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine. The dysregulation of IL-10 is associated with an enhanced immunopathologic response to infection, as well as with an increased risk for developing numerous autoimmune diseases. In this study, we investigated IL-10 expression in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of triamcinolone (TA)- and saline-soaked biodegradable nasal dressing on subjective symptoms, wound healing and improvement of olfactory dysfunction in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis (CRSwNP) after undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS). The study was a prospective, randomized,(More)
Whole-body scintigraphy with 131I-meta-iodo-benzylguanidine 131I-MIBG) was performed in 41 patients with neuroblastoma. In patients with clinical remission no pathological concentration of 131I-MIBG was found. In 30 patients with residual, recurrent or metastatic disease neuroblastoma was correctly localized by 131I-MIBG scintigraphy. It is concluded that(More)
Dynamic radionuclide sialography (DRS) provides data about the aptitude of salivary glands to accumulate the tracer and to secrete the saliva. Visual interpretation of the t/a curves may be onerous when salivary glands uptake function is impaired. The purpose of the study has been to quantify the ascorbic acid (AA) response by means of salivary excretion(More)
Iodine content of iodinated salt intended only for human consumption was eyamined in samples from all domestic manufacturers (salt mines in: Tuzla, Pag, Ulcinj, Ston, Nin, Seca-Portoroz). Sampling was made from commercially available packs (1 kg) or from food industries (large packs). It was established that iodine content of examined samples (57) varied(More)
99mTc MAG3 is the radiopharmaceutical agent that provides simultaneous investigation of renal perfusion, functional parenchyma and collecting system. Clearance of MAG3 which is equal to its tubular extraction rate (TER) and other quantitative parameters of renal function can be determined at the same time. The aim of the study was to analyze importance of(More)
We investigated the incidence of thyroid auto-antibodies and their relationship to antigastric antibodies in 20 euthyroid patients with pernicious anaemia. To evaluate possible thyroid dysfunction we also measured total level of thyroid hormones (TT3 and TT4) and TSH in our patients. Histologic evidence of autoimmune atrophic gastritis and intestinal(More)