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BACKGROUND Cystic lesions of the liver consist of a heterogeneous group of disorders and may present a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Large hepatic cysts tend to be symptomatic and can cause complications more often than smaller ones. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective review of adults diagnosed with large (> or = 4 cm) hepatic cystic(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare MR imaging features of gangliogliomas in children less than 10 years old with those seen in patients at least 10 years old. MATERIALS AND METHODS Our study population consisted of 15 female patients and 10 male patients with a mean age of 20 years. The early childhood group was composed of six children(More)
BACKGROUND In the United Kingdom, use of 1 and 8 kHz as anchor point frequencies has been recommended for the medico-legal diagnosis and estimation of noise-induced hearing loss. There appear to be four assumptions behind the use of 1 and 8 kHz anchor point approach: (i) The frequencies of 1 and 8 kHz are not damaged by noise; therefore, the measured(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of isothermic or hypothermic carbon dioxide used for pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy on blood gases. METHODS Between 2004 and 2006, 62 patients (American Society of Anesthesiologists grade I, II, and III for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy) (age between 18 and 70 years), were enrolled in this(More)
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