Publications by authors named "Thomas Rand Geisbush"

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A Multimodal and Pathological Analysis of a Renal Cell Carcinoma Metastasis to the Thyroid Gland 11 Years Post Nephrectomy.

J Radiol Case Rep 2019 Apr 30;13(4):1-9. Epub 2019 Apr 30.

Department of Neuroimaging and Neurointervention, Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, USA.

Thyroid lesions have a comprehensive differential diagnosis which include benign and malignant entities, such as metastases. However, metastases only account for a small percentage of thyroid lesions with renal cell carcinoma as the most common. Metastases to the thyroid pose a diagnostic dilemma as symptoms may not manifest for up to decades after removal of the renal cell carcinoma. Due to the nonspecific appearance on computed tomography and ultrasound, distinguishing metastases from primary thyroid malignancies is of the utmost importance for timely patient management. Our case demonstrates the importance of considering RCC metastases to the thyroid even years after nephrectomy to mitigate potential delays in diagnosis. We present the case of a 66-year-old male with a past medical history of renal cell carcinoma status post nephrectomy 11 years prior who demonstrated incidental thyroid abnormalities on positron emission tomography/computed tomography and ultrasound later confirmed as a metastasis of renal cell carcinoma.
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April 2019

Cerebral foreign body reaction due to hydrophilic polymer embolization following aneurysm treatment by pipeline flow diversion device.

Interv Neuroradiol 2019 Aug 28;25(4):447-453. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

2 Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, USA.

The use of flow diverting stents for wide based, intracranial aneurysms has become an invaluable treatment option. While intracranial hemorrhage and ischemic stroke from dislodged atherosclerotic emboli are common adverse events, the potential for delayed granulomatous inflammation from possible hydrophilic polymer emboli is rarely recognized. We present a unique case in which visible chipping of the pusher wire for stent placement was observed, followed by clinical and radiographic evidence suggestive of a delayed foreign body reaction to intracranial hydrophilic polymer emboli. A 55-year-old woman underwent placement of a Pipeline embolization device for a left-sided, broad-based aneurysm at the base of the internal carotid artery and posterior communicating artery. Two months later she developed right-sided focal neurological deficits. Imaging showed ipsilateral focal edema and enhancing lesions with contrast. Although not confirmed with biopsy and histopathology, clinical and radiographic evidence suggests that this patient probably experienced a delayed foreign body reaction to hydrophilic polymer emboli from compromised procedural equipment during flow diverting stent placement. Although previously described, this is the first instance to our knowledge in whichvisible chipping of the pusher wire was observed on a Pipeline embolization device.
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August 2019