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The aims of the study were to summarize the characteristics of the spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma, especially for the MRI, and to improve the accurate rate of the preoperative diagnosis. The clinical and medical imaging data of six patients with pure spinal epidural cavernous hemangioma proved by operation and pathology were analyzed retrospectively.(More)
BACKGROUND To determine if heroin body packing has occurred using computed tomography (CT), and to evaluate the role of CT in screening such cases. METHODS We collected 158 cases of suspected drug packers' imaging materials (all underwent CT, 42 cases were imaged using plain x-ray film) from September 5, 2005 to April 23, 2008. Abdominal-pelvic CT(More)
PURPOSE Extranodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma is a rare neoplasm and limited data has reported regarding the utilization of fluorine-18, fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-FDG PET/CT) in this disease. The aim of this study was to assess the role of F-FDG PET/CT in the staging of NK/T-cell lymphomas. PATIENTS(More)
Many studies have reported the role of COMT Val158Met with breast cancer risk, but the results remained controversial. In addition, previous meta-analysis on COMT Val158Met showed conflicting results. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the association between breast cancer and COMT Val158Met (30,199 cases and 38,922 controls) in different(More)
The previous published data on the association between TP53 codon 72, intron 6, and intron 3 16 bp polymorphisms and lung cancer risk remained controversial. This meta-analysis of literatures was performed to derive a more precise estimation of the relationship. 38 publications with 51 studies were selected for this meta-analysis, including 17,337 cases and(More)
The previous, published data on the association between CYP2E1 RsaI (rs2031920), DraI (rs6413432) polymorphisms and lung cancer risk remained controversial. Hence, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the association between lung cancer and CYP2E1 RsaI (5,074 cases and 6,828 controls from 34 studies), and CYP2E1 DraI (2,093 cases and 2,508 controls(More)
Esthesioneuroblastoma (ENB) is an aggressive neuroectodermal malignancy in the upper nasal cavity with local infiltration and lymphatic or hematogenous metastasis. The purpose of this paper is to document three types of direct intracranial extensions by ENB using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Eleven patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE Lymphoma can arise at any anatomic site, but it is rare to find kidney involvement. The aim of this study was to assess the role of F-flourodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in detecting lymphoma with renal involvement. Reports of such use of F-FDG PET/CT are limited. METHODS Twelve lymphoma(More)
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