Veli Söderlund

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We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of fine-needle aspiration biopsy in a prospective study of 300 patients with previously undiagnosed bone lesions. Patients with suspected local recurrence of a primary bone tumour or a metastatic lesion of a previously diagnosed malignancy were excluded. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy was performed under radiological(More)
Pathological studies have shown that Parkinson's disease (PD) at early stages affects the olfactory bulb (OB) followed by an involvement of substantia nigra (SN) and other brain regions. Emerging imaging methodologies detect alterations in certain brain regions of living PD patients, which may support proper diagnosis and monitor disease progression. Here(More)
BACKGROUND To identify risk factors for nosocomial infection in intensive care and to provide a basis for allocation of resources. METHODS Long-term prospective incidence study of risk factors for nosocomial infection in the surgical-medical intensive care unit of a university hospital. RESULTS A total of 2671 patients were admitted during four years,(More)
A series of 85 fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies from orbital space occupying lesions of 82 patients are reviewed. A total of 32 benign lesions and 49 malignant lesions were conclusively diagnosed. In two cases the aspirates were insufficient for diagnosis. Of two cases, which were cytologically suspicious for lymphoma, a repeat FNA resulted in a(More)
Uptake in brown adipose tissue (hibernating fat) is sometimes seen at FDG-PET examinations. Despite a characteristic appearance, this may hide clinically relevant uptake. Stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system increases glucose uptake of brown fat. We now re-examine patients with brown fat activity that could disguise tumour uptake after(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate whether lipoma, atypical lipomatous tumors, and liposarcomas can be differentiated by MR images. MATERIAL AND METHODS The MR images of 59 lipomatous lesions and liposarcomas were retrospectively reviewed. Apart from size, surgical site, location and margins, the percentage of fat of the tumor volume was assessed as none, 1-75%, 75-95%,(More)
The clinical management of patients with skeletal metastases puts new demands on imaging. The radiological imaging in screening for skeletal metastases entails detection, metastatic site description and radiologically guided biopsy for morphological typing and diagnosis. Regarding sensitivity and the ease in performing surveys of the whole skeleton,(More)
In a retrospective follow-up study of 64 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, the initial correction of Boston brace with straight lumbar profile strongly predicted good treatment results at follow-up (mean, 4.8 years). If the initial correction was > 50%, the curve was permanently reduced with an average of 7.2 degrees. The average initial(More)
Many attempts with contradictory results have been made to correlate different features of OA with pain. One reason may be that pain at rest and pain with movement are seldom considered separately although the mechanisms may be quite different. Furthermore, pain ratings are subject to individual interpretation making an inter-individual comparison(More)
Diagnosis of skeletal lymphoma and myeloma by radiology and fine needle aspiration cytology From 1986 to 1998, all patients referred to Karolinska Hospital because of a skeletal destruction of unknown origin routinely underwent radiographic examination and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Among these, there were 83 patients with solitary lesions of(More)