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PURPOSE To compare the neurodevelopmental outcomes between preterm infants with diffuse excessive high signal intensity (DEHSI) and those without DEHSI on magnetic resonance (MR) images, in association with other white matter lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and requirement to obtain(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of incidentally found unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) on the brain MR angiography (MRA) from a community-based general hospital. MATERIALS AND METHODS This was a prospectively collected retrospective study, carried out from January 2004 to December 2004. The subjects included 3049 persons from a(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the accuracy of pre-operative MRI for the detection of optic nerve invasion in retinoblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Institutional review board approval and informed consent were waived for this retrospective study. A total of 41 patients were included. Inclusion criteria were histologically proven retinoblastoma, availability of(More)
PURPOSE Our aim was to retrospectively review the imaging findings of patients with neonatal ovarian torsion, emphasizing prenatal and postnatal sonographic findings. METHODS Eleven patients who had had neonatal ovarian torsion diagnosed surgically (n = 9) or clinicoradiologically (n = 2) were enrolled. Prenatal and postnatal sonographic features,(More)
Gadobenate dimeglumine-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging simultaneously provides both morphological and functional information by the acquisition of dynamic and hepatobiliary-phase imaging. Focal lesions with no functioning hepatocytes, where hepatobiliary metabolism is blocked or inhibited, are generally unable to uptake and excrete gadobenate(More)
BACKGROUND In a previous study, we reported that serpin peptidase inhibitor clade A member 1 (serpinA1) is upregulated in Snail-overexpressing gastric cancer. Although serpinA1 has been studied in several types of cancer, little is known about its roles and mechanisms of action. In this study, we examined the role of serpinA1 in the migration and invasion(More)
Smads are signal transducers for the members of the TGF-beta superfamily. Of these Smads, Smad4 is essential for TGF-beta signaling. The purpose of this study was to elucidate Smad4 expression and localization in 65 gastric adenomas, 49 intestinal-type and 39 diffuse type of gastric adenocarcinomas (including 12 cases of fresh frozen tissue) using Real-time(More)
OBJECTIVE We analyzed the diffusion and perfusion characteristics of acute MELAS (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episode) lesions in a large series to investigate the controversial changes of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) that were reported in prior studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS We analyzed 44 newly(More)
AIM To investigate the correlation between implant appearance on ultrasound (US) and voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) results after dextranomer-hyaluronic acid copolymer (DxHA) injection in children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive cases of primary VUR treated by endoscopic subureteral injection of DxHA were(More)
BACKGROUND Intraoperative radiofrequency (RF) ablation with or without surgical resection currently plays one of important roles in modern hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) therapy. We evaluated long-term follow-up results including prognostic factors of intraoperative RF ablation for HCC that was difficult to treat percutaneously. METHODS A total of 133(More)