Normal Measurement of Diameters of the Common Bile Ducts in Different Aged Groups.
This study attempts to establish a reference normal measurement for CBD diameter for the Thai population. Material and Method: In this retrospective study, CBD measurements were performed on axial oblique images, perpendicular to the long axis of the distal CBD. The mean diameter of the normal CBD was measured in 277 patients. The patients were divided into 7 groups according to their age. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to compare data obtained from the seven age groups. Results: Mean diameter of CBD ranged from 2.3 to 9.5 mm. The mean of the mean diameter of 277 subjects was 4.65±1.39 mm. The diameter of the CBD significantly increased with age (p
ConclusionsThe phantom data show the validity of our fast distortion correction algorithm. Patient-specific data are acquired in
Authors: Ogasawara N, Saitoh S, Denpou H, Kinowaki K, Akuta N, Suzuki F, Hashimoto M, Fujiyama S, Kawamura Y, Sezaki H, Hosaka T, Kobayashi M, Suzuki Y, Arase Y, Ikeda K, Fujii T, Kumada H Abstract We herein report a 48-year-old healthy woman who visited our hospital to investigate a 25-mm space-occupying lesion in the liver. The tumor was irregularly shaped and exhibited heterogeneous enhancement on dynamic computed tomography (CT). Whole-body positron emission tomography-CT showed an abnormal fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the liver tumor, with a maximum standardized uptake value of 12.82. During the ensuing three ...
This report describes a rare case of MTX-associated lymphoproliferative disorder expressing pulmonary IVLBCL. PMID: 31619597 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: A combination of laparoscopic reduction and nonsutured PEG gastropexy is a safe and effective alternative treatment for high-risk patients (with significant morbidity and mortality) with symptomatic PHs. Most patients (80%) returned to normal oral intake postprocedure and were discharged home within 3 d. PMID: 31624456 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionDiagnostic laparoscopy is more accurate than CT scan in evaluating patients with abdominal pain after RYGB.
ConclusionsThe PRESERVE Study represents the largest prospective study ever undertaken to investigate real-world outcomes with contemporary use of IVC filters. The investigators await results with the hope that it can improve patient care.
In conclusion, a novel yet reliable method for the measurement of intracellular 18F-FDG via GS has been developed, and our results indicate that 18F-FDG uptake is associated with radiation and cetuximab response in HNSCC. PMID: 31620196 [PubMed]
We present unusual treatment outcome in a 59-year-old male diagnosed with metastatic lung adenocarcinoma with a very good response to ruxolitinib as monotherapy. In June 2017, this patient was diagnosed with myeloproliferative neoplasm – Janus-associated kinases 2 positive – and in December 2017 ruxolitinib therapy was started. At the same time, patient was diagnosed with lung adenocarcinoma in the left lower lobe with positive anaplastic lymphoma kinase mutation and with right lower lobe metastasis. Because of partial regression of tumor size noted on the computed tomography (CT) scans during tumor investigati...
We describe a case involving a 67-year-old ovarian cancer patient who underwent multiple lines of chemotherapy and presented with recurrent disease and a CA-125 of 4112 U/mL. Thenceforth, she was treated with GL-ONC1 oncolytic viral therapy that was administered laparoscopically in accordance with a clinical trial. The patient subsequently received chemotherapy and during the fourth cycle, her CA-125 decreased to 99 U/mL; moreover, a computed tomography scan of the pelvis exhibited significant disease reduction. Viral therapy hypothetically confers significant promise in the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer, especiall...
CONCLUSIONS: Impacted maxillary canines are usually diagnosed by using panoramic imaging or cone-beam computed tomography. Cone-beam computed tomography is the most accurate diagnostic method to identify the localisation of impacted maxillary canines. Palatal expansion can help to avoid the impaction of maxillary canines. Combined surgical and orthodontic treatment is used to treat impacted maxillary canines in permanent dentition. PMID: 31619657 [PubMed - in process]