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A Comprehensive Overview of Removal Methods for the Surgical Treatment of Cushing's Disease for Human and Veterinary Applications

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Ewout A. Arkenbout, Paul Breedveld

Department Biomechanical Engineering,
Faculty Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering,
Delft University of Technology,
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft,
The Netherlands

Johannes H. van der Kolk

Section Equine Metabolic and Genetic Diseases,
Euregio Laboratory Services,
Stadionplein 46, 6225 XW Maastricht,
The Netherlands

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 24, 2013; published online June 4, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020905 (Jun 04, 2013) (3 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1037; doi: 10.1115/1.4024342 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 25, 2013

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Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 2

Schematic overview of tissue removal methods. ESD: endoscopic submucosal dissection, EMR: endoscopic mucosal resection and FNA: fine needle aspiration.

Grahic Jump Location
Fig. 1

Left: median section of the equine head. Right: median section of the human head [2-2].



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