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PURPOSE To determine the factors that may be used to predict outcome of stent placement in patients with malignancies obstructing the superior or inferior vena cava. MATERIALS AND METHODS Gianturco stents were placed in 39 patients with malignant obstruction of the superior (n = 16) or inferior (n = 23) vena cava. Thirteen patients with obstruction of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess whether an association exists between hyperintensity in the dentate nucleus (DN) on unenhanced T1-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) images and previous administration of gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) that contain different types of gadolinium chelates. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this study.(More)
Expandable metallic stents were successfully introduced in 12 patients; 6 with superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction due to tumor invasion or lymph node metastases, 3 with inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction or stenosis due to lymph node metastases or hepatic tumor, one with common iliac vein (CIV) obstruction due to lymph node metastases, one with(More)
Gianturco expandable metallic stents were placed in 14 patients with 19 malignant lesions who had tracheobronchial stenosis and/or obstruction together with dyspnea. In all 14 patients, stenotic and/or obstructive changes disappeared immediately after the procedure, and the dyspnea improved. Lumina at the sites of tracheal lesions expanded from a mean of(More)
Gianturco expandable metallic stents were used for treating six patients with inferior vena cava (IVC) obstruction due to compression by large hepatic tumors and three patients with idiopathic obstruction of the hepatic IVC and Budd-Chiari syndrome who showed reocclusion or stenosis 3-21 months after previously performed percutaneous transluminal(More)
We present a case of brown tumor of the sphenoid sinus in a patient with secondary hyperparathyroidism. CT showed an expansile soft-tissue attenuation mass centered in the sphenoid sinus. CT at bone window setting demonstrated expansile, lytic change and remodeling of the surrounding bone. On MR imaging, the lesion showed iso-intensity to gray matter on(More)
PURPOSE To use inductively coupled plasma mass spectroscopy (ICP-MS) to evaluate gadolinium accumulation in brain tissues, including the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP), in subjects who received a gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA). MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval was obtained for this study. Written informed(More)
Correlation of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings and those at pathologic evaluation was attempted in six cases of solid and papillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas. All patients were female, and the mean patient age was 26 years (range, 13-73 years). On T1-weighted spin-echo images, tumors were well demarcated, and areas of high signal(More)
Fourteen cases of microcystic adenoma (serous cystadenoma) of the pancreas were reviewed and radiological findings were correlated with pathological specimens. Microcystic adenomas appeared grossly either as solid tumors with innumerable tiny cysts or as honeycombed cystic tumors depending on the size and number of cysts and amount of connective tissue.(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma was treated with slow injection of an emulsion containing 40 to 60 mg of adriamycin and 3.5 to 12 ml of Lipiodol into the portal vein via a segmental hepatic artery. During and after the injection, the portal branches of the segment were demonstrated. Six patients with resectable hepatocellular carcinoma received this treatment,(More)