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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Prostate cancer (CaP) may be detected on MRI. Fusion of MRI with ultrasound allows urologists to progress from blind, systematic biopsies to biopsies, which are mapped, targeted and tracked. We herein review the current status of prostate biopsy via MRI/ultrasound fusion. RECENT FINDINGS Three methods of fusing MRI for targeted biopsy(More)
Fifteen consecutive patients with thoracic disc herniation treated by posterolateral microsurgical costotransversectomy are described. With appropriate modifications to the standard technique, costotransversectomy was found to be a suitable approach even for calcified central discs, and discs which had eroded intradurally. All patients had evidence of(More)
We describe an operative approach to lumbar canal stenosis which, unlike laminectomy, takes into account the segmental pathology of the disease. At each level involved, a bilateral subarticular fenestration is performed under high magnification. The medial third of each facet joint is first removed with an air-powered drill; then the remaining two-thirds of(More)
A prospective randomised trial was performed in patients given HLA-identical sibling bone marrow transplants for haematological malignancy comparing the combination of cyclosporin and methotrexate (CM) (n = 20) with the combination of cyclosporin, methotrexate and prednisolone (CMP) (n = 21) as prophylaxis for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). There was no(More)
It is important to distinguish cord compression due to cervical disc prolapse, which has a very favourable prognosis following surgery, from that due to cervical spondylosis. In the elderly the occurrence of cervical disc prolapse as a cause of spinal compression may be under-recognised because symptoms are too readily attributed to long standing(More)
With the increased use of MRI, tonsillar ectopia, the hallmark of the adult Chiari malformation (ACM) is being more frequently recognized. However, in some cases, the patient's symptoms do not fit with the classical presentation for ACM, but are similar to intracranial hypertension (IH). The latter may be difficult to diagnose in absence of ventricular(More)
During the years 1981-90 inclusive 227 patients with haematological malignancy received an HLA-identical sibling first transplant at St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney. Recipients with acute leukaemia in first remission or chronic myeloid leukaemia in first chronic phase were analysed as good risk, and those beyond these stages, as poor risk patients. Good risk(More)
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