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Cancer

Prone positioning for breast radiation treatment News

Prone positioning for breast radiation treatment

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC is offering prone-position radiation treatment for patients with early stage breast cancer through Jason Ye, MD, assistant professor of clinical radiation oncology at the ...

Lung cancer program puts the emphasis on personal News

Lung cancer program puts the emphasis on personal

Within the multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Program at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC, the term "personalized medicine" takes on several layers of meaning—starting with the way each patient is evaluated as ...

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Ross Procedure Video

Ross Procedure

This is a case of an athletic 35-year-old patient who presented to his primary care physician complaining of frequent episodes of chest pain, palpitations, and syncope, which interferes with his daily life activities.

Revision Fontan procedure in an adult with single ventricle physiology News

Revision Fontan procedure in an adult with single ventricle physiology

At 23 years old, Jessica Johnson was attending her weekly art class when she suddenly lost all her vision and began to have difficulty breathing and speaking. Johnson was rushed to a local hospital, where she underwent testing.

Complex ablation of supraventricular arrhythmia in a patient with congenital heart disease News

Complex ablation of supraventricular arrhythmia in a patient with congenital heart disease

A male patient currently in his mid-30s was born with D-transposition of the great arteries. As a child, he underwent an atrial switch procedure to physiologically correct the defect. The patient has been followed by his adult congenital ...

Repair of aortic transection after a motor vehicle crash News

Repair of aortic transection after a motor vehicle crash

The forward motion of a car crash causes an inflection point where one half of the aorta moves forward and the other moves backward, which causes the vessel to rip. The inflection points of the aorta are in the descending thoracic aorta ...

Dermatology

Atopic Dermatitis Increases Risk of Suicide, Study Finds News

Atopic Dermatitis Increases Risk of Suicide, Study Finds

Atopic dermatitis (AD) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 18 million adults (7.2%) and 9.6 million children (13%) in the United States. Many psychiatric comorbidities are associated with AD.

Neurosciences |view more

Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors Document

Endoscopic surgery for pituitary tumors

We have treated more than 600 patients overall and more than 130 patients in 2017 using endoscopic endonasal surgery, accruing one of the highest patient volumes in California.

Diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders Document

Diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders

At the USC Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center clinicians offer comprehensive services to treat all movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease (PD), primary and secondary dystonia, tics and essential tremor

Comprehensive care for patients with stroke News

Comprehensive care for patients with stroke

Our multidisciplinary team includes neurosurgeons, with specialties in open vascular surgery and endovascular neurosurgery, vascular neurologists and neurocritical care physicians.

Clinical and translational research on stroke News

Clinical and translational research on stroke

Our robust patient care is complemented by our depth of experience in clinical trials. Some of our latest clinical trials in stroke include: CSF delivery of a drug to prevent ischemic stroke after subarachnoid hemorrhage. [NCT02790632] DEFUSE ...

Orthopaedic surgery

Treatment options for orthopaedic trauma News

Treatment options for orthopaedic trauma

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has both trauma specialists and microsurgeons who have the ability to manage very complex cases. The management of these patients typically requires multidisciplinary care that benefits from coordination ...

Revision total shoulder arthroplasty News

Revision total shoulder arthroplasty

Orthopaedic surgeons at Keck Medicine of USC are specialists in revision total shoulder arthroplasty, a procedure that is relatively uncommon compared with other revision arthroplasties. Most often, patients require a revision shoulder ...

Osteonecrosis: clinical care and translational research News

Osteonecrosis: clinical care and translational research

Osteonecrosis can occur in any bone but it most often affects the femoral head.4 Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is often misdiagnosed as a strained groin and patients may not receive a timely diagnosis or therapy for osteonecrosis.

SPINE

Research at the USC Spine Center News

Research at the USC Spine Center

The USC Spine Center houses a robust research program that combines leading clinical, translational and basic science research on all aspects of spine care, including disc degeneration, spinal fusion, spinal tumors and spinal cord injury.

Treatment of adult scoliosis and deformity News

Treatment of adult scoliosis and deformity

Adults with scoliosis and other spinal deformities can benefit from the multidisciplinary approach offered at the USC Spine Center. Adults of any age can be treated for their scoliosis or back deformity. Patients receive coordinated care ...

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors News

Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors

The USC Spine Center treats all patients with primary and metastatic spine tumors. Our physicians have a strong interest in treating patients with spine tumors as early as possible in the course of the disease. Patients can be successfully ...

Urology

Case Study: UroLift®, A minimally invasive option for BPH News

Case Study: UroLift®, A minimally invasive option for BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate affects 70% of men at ages 60 to 69 and 80% of men over 70. The USC Institute of Urology at Keck Medicine of USC has responded with expertise and a full range of innovative treatment ...