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BACKGROUND Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) patients presenting with cervical lymph nodes (LN) metastases (M) have a variable outcome. The objective of this study is to assess the value of meticulous histopathologic examination and genotyping in stratifying these patients into clinically relevant prognostic subgroups. METHODS This was a retrospective(More)
The aim of this report is to present our experience on the use of the digital subtraction angiography (DSA) in selection of the vascularized greater trochanter bone grafting for the treatment of the osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) in early stages. Between January 2005 and June 2007, DSA was used to evaluate the blood perfusion of the early stages ONFH(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the progression of asymptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head by evaluating its lesion size and location. METHODS From January 2008 to June 2009, 24 cases or hips were available for outcome analysis. There were 16 males and 8 females with a mean age of 36.4 (22-46) years and a mean body mass index of 25.4 (17.5-35). The stages(More)
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