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PURPOSE Our purpose was to determine the association between sonographically detected subacromial/subdeltoid (SA/SD) bursal and biceps tendon sheath effusions and arthrographically proven rotator cuff tears. METHODS Shoulder sonography reports and sonograms of 105 shoulders in 102 patients who also underwent arthrography were retrospectively reviewed for(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the value of the retrograde popliteal artery approach for the percutaneous intentional extraluminal recanalization (PIER) of long superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusions. METHODS During a period of 17 months, PIER through ultrasound-guided retrograde popliteal artery puncture was performed for 39 long SFA occlusions in 37(More)
The aim of our study was to compare non-contrast spiral CT, US and intravenous urography (IVU) in the evaluation of patients with renal colic for the diagnosis of ureteral calculi. During a period of 17 months, 112 patients with renal colic were examined with spiral CT, US and IVU. Fifteen patients were lost to follow-up and excluded. The remaining 97(More)
INTRODUCTION We retrospectively evaluated computed tomography angiography (CTA) and perfusion imaging (CTP) of patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) for any correlation between degree of vasospasm and perfusion deficit. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sequentially performed CTP and CTA of 41 patients at least at the third day of postbleeding were(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the value of subintimal angioplasty (SA) and selective stent placement in the treatment of long (> or =15 cm) superficial femoral artery (SFA) occlusions. MATERIALS AND METHODS During a period of 4.5 years, 67 long SFA occlusions in 61 patients (52 male, 9 female) were intended to be treated with SA, either retrogradely (n = 55) or(More)
PURPOSE To present our experience with the use of primary stenting to treat embolic iliac artery occlusions. METHODS AND RESULTS Six patients (5 men; mean age 50.6+/-14.1 years range 37-72) underwent primary stenting for embolic occlusions lodged in the common iliac and/or external iliac arteries and were retrospectively evaluated. The probable reason for(More)
PURPOSE To determine the frequency of BI-RADS category 3 nonpalpable masses detected using only sonography (US) and the malignancy rate among these lesions. Second, to validate a proposed short-term follow-up regimen based on long-term observational results. METHODS This prospective cohort study was conducted between September 2003 and April 2010. We(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the long-term angiographic outcome of surgically treated aneurysms. In addition, the incidence of recurrent aneurysms, the fate of residual aneurysms and the de novo formation of aneurysms were evaluated. Moreover, morphological conditions such as dilatation, stenosis or irregularity in temporarily clipped vascular(More)
A rare case of the absence of the azygos vein (AV) is presented. Imaging findings on plain chest film and on contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography (CT) are described, and embryology of azygos and hemiazygos veins (HV) is reviewed. On PA chest radiographs, both the absence of AV shadow on its usual location and the presence of the aortic nipple may(More)
PURPOSE To present the immediate and short-term results of our first 60 endovenous laser (EVL) ablation procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between July 2005 and December 2006, 60 EVL ablations were performed in 36 symptomatic patients (26 females, 10 males; mean age +/- SD, 46 +/- 14 years). The incompetent veins included the great saphenous vein (GSV) (n(More)