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We aimed to determine safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of lung metastases arising from sarcoma. Between 2002 and 2009, 29 patients (mean age 51 years) treated for metastatic sarcoma with a maximum of 5 lung metastases treatable with RFA were followed prospectively. The end points were local efficacy (assessed by computed… (More)
OBJECTIVES Triple-negative breast cancers generally occur in young women and they have the potential to be aggressive. It is important for this subtype of tumour to be detected early. We studied the appearance of 73 tumours on mammography, sonography and MRI in order to determine what specific features they showed on imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS From… (More)
BACKGROUND Triple-negative (TN) breast cancers have high malignancy potential and are often characterized by early systemic relapse. Early detection is vital, but there are few comprehensive imaging reports. Here we describe mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of TN breast cancers, investigate the specific features of this… (More)
BACKGROUND While the addition of targeted therapy to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) dramatically increases the rate of pathological complete response in HER2-positive breast cancer, no reduction in the rate of mastectomy has been observed in randomised studies. METHODS A retrospective single centre analysis of all patients treated with anti HER2-based… (More)
The present article describes two cases of bronchopleural fistula (BPF) occurring after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors. Both procedures were carried out using expandable multitined electrodes, with no coagulation of the needle track. After both ablations, ground-glass opacities encompassed the nodules and abutted the visceral pleura. The first… (More)
This retrospective study examined the feasibility and efficacy of bilateral lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) performed in a single session. From 2002–2009, patients with bilateral lung metastases were treated by RFA, where possible in a single session under general anesthesia with CT guidance. The second lung was punctured only if no complications… (More)
To present our single-centre prospective experience on the use of cryoablation (CA) applied to treat primary breast cancer (BC) in a cohort of patients unsuitable for surgical treatment. Twenty-three consecutive post-menopausal female patients (median age 85 years; range 56–96) underwent percutaneous CA of unifocal, biopsy-proven BC, under… (More)
The purpose of this case report is to describe the potential damage to the stellate ganglion during percutaneous lung radiofrequency ablation, to analyze the consequences of these complications, and to review the location of the stellate ganglion, which is usually not visible on imaging.
UNLABELLED Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) for patients with acute liver failure (ALF) is still controversial. To be considered a feasible alternative, this therapeutic option should offer similar results to transplants performed with cadaveric grafts, without significant risks for donors. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of… (More)
Based on our preliminary experience with fluoroscopy-guided biopsy using a real-time 3D image fusion software, several biopsies may be performed in the interventional radiology suite as opposed to under CT guidance: percutaneous lung and bone biopsies are easily performed for lesions larger than 15 mm.