Walter B. Becking

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Renal artery stenosis in 201 patients with hypertension was treated with percutaneous transluminal renal angioplasty (PTRA). A total of 213 procedures were performed as treatment of 262 separate stenosis. The stenosis was caused by atherosclerosis in 134 cases and by fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) in 52 cases; the cause was indeterminate in 27 cases. Of the(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery for pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen remains a clinical dilemma. This prospective study assessed the accuracy of preoperative unenhanced helical computed tomography (CT) in the evaluation of patients with suspected acute appendicitis. METHODS One hundred and three adult patients with suspected acute appendicitis underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE A prospective study was undertaken to assess the interobserver variability in CT scan interpretation in patients with suspected acute appendicitis. METHODS 103 adult patients with suspected acute appendicitis underwent unenhanced helical multislice CT scanning of the abdomen. All patients subsequently underwent laparoscopy by a surgeon who was(More)
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