[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We reported two cases of retroperitoneal hematoma in patients who received a combination of anticoagulant therapy and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). We should be aware of the possible interaction of this combination therapy and monitor prothrombin time (PT) prolongation. CT is useful for evaluation of the disease.
The Journal of Medical Investigation 03/2005; 52(1-2):114-7.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to assess the utility of 201Tl SPECT in the differential diagnosis of intracranial tumors and to determine the relationship between 201Tl uptake and histological types.
Thirty-eight patients (19 males and 19 females) with thirty-eight brain tumors were evaluated with 201Tl-SPECT. The early and delayed 201Tl uptake ratio was calculated, and the retention index (RI) was applied as follows; RI = delayed uptake ratio/early uptake ratio.
The RI of malignant tumors was higher (0.72 +/- 0.18) than that of benign tumors (0.50 +/- 0.16) and the difference was statistically significant (p = 0.00045). The difference between high-grade glioma (0.80 +/- 0.15) and metastatic tumors (0.64 +/- 0.19) was statistically significant (p = 0.039).
201Tl-SPECT may add useful biochemical information and could differentiate malignant brain tumors from benign lesions, but the RI of metastatic tumors varied depending on the organs with the primary lesion and histological types.
Annals of Nuclear Medicine 12/2002; 16(7):455-9. · 1.41 Impact Factor