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Pediatric Radiology

Maria Camilla Rossi Espagnet, Andrea Romano, Daniela Longo, Lorenzo Figà-Talamanca
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May 18, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Samuel Stafrace, Rutger A J Nievelstein, Maria Raissaki
May 17, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Eric J Monroe, Ethan J Speir, C Matthew Hawkins, Giri Shivaram, Kevin S H Koo, Anne E Gill
BACKGROUND: Data regarding transsplenic portal venous access for diagnostic imaging and endovascular intervention in children are limited, possibly due to concerns regarding high bleeding risks and resultant underutilization. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and utility of transsplenic splenoportography and portal venous interventions in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all pediatric patients undergoing percutaneous transsplenic portal venous access and intervention at two large tertiary pediatric institutions between January 2012 and April 2017 was performed...
May 13, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Christy B Pomeranz, Danielle L Cullen, Richard D Bellah
Kidney and inferior vena cava abnormalities with leg thrombosis is a newly described entity in the literature termed KILT (kidney and inferior vena cava (IVC) abnormalities with leg thrombosis) syndrome. We present a case of newly diagnosed KILT syndrome in an 11-year-old girl presenting with pain and problems with ambulation. We also review the few cases of KILT syndrome previously reported in the literature.
May 12, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Manal Nicolas-Jilwan, Moeenaldeen AlSayed
The mucopolysaccharidoses are a heterogeneous group of inherited lysosomal storage disorders, characterized by the accumulation of undegraded glycosaminoglycans in various organs, leading to tissue damage. Mucopolysaccharidoses include eight individual disorders (IS [Scheie syndrome], IH [Hurler syndrome], II, III, IV, VI, VII and IX). They have autosomal-recessive transmission with the exception of mucopolysaccharidosis II, which is X-linked. Each individual disorder has a wide spectrum of phenotypic variation, depending on the specific mutation, from very mild to very severe...
May 11, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Helen Hr Kim, Sheryl Tulin-Silver, Richard N Yu, Jeanne S Chow
Catheters are commonly used to treat and diagnose urinary tract abnormalities in the pediatric population. This pictorial essay reviews commonly placed genitourinary catheters imaged by radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography (US). The purpose of the catheter, how the catheter is placed, and the imaging findings associated with appropriately positioned catheters as well as misplaced and displaced catheters are described. It is important for radiologists to recognize common genitourinary catheters, and be familiar with their normal and abnormal positions as displacement is often first recognized by diagnostic imaging...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Ramy El Jalbout, Guy Cloutier, Marie-Hélène Roy Cardinal, Mélanie Henderson, Chantale Lapierre, Gilles Soulez, Josée Dubois
BACKGROUND: Common carotid artery intima-media thickness is a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis. In children, increased intima-media thickness is associated with obesity and the risk of cardiovascular events in adulthood. OBJECTIVE: To compare intima-media thickness measurements using B-mode ultrasound, radiofrequency (RF) echo tracking, and RF speckle probability distribution in children with normal and increased body mass index (BMI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively measured intima-media thickness in 120 children randomly selected from two groups of a longitudinal cohort: normal BMI and increased BMI, defined by BMI ≥85th percentile for age and gender...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Mohammed S Bermo, Hedieh Khalatbari, Marguerite T Parisi
BACKGROUND: Successful shunt access is the first step in a properly performed nuclear medicine cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt study. OBJECTIVE: To determine the significance of the radiotracer configuration at the injection site during initial nuclear medicine CSF shunt imaging and the lack of early systemic radiotracer activity as predictors of successful shunt access. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, three nuclear medicine physicians performed a retrospective review of all consecutive CSF shunt studies performed in children at our institution in 2015...
May 8, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Ying-Zhi Yang, Xiao-Hui Ma, Xing-Hui Yang, Wei-Zhong Gu, Wen-Yuan Jin, Zheng-Yan Zhao
BACKGROUND: Phalangeal microgeodic syndrome is an uncommon benign self-limiting condition that often occurs during cold weather. The etiology and the pathogenesis of the disease remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To report a series of children with phalangeal microgeodic syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty children with phalangeal microgeodic syndrome were retrospectively identified at our hospital after 2007. The clinical data, radiologic manifestation and pathologic appearance were analyzed...
May 7, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Tess Armstrong, Karrie V Ly, Smruthi Murthy, Shahnaz Ghahremani, Grace Hyun J Kim, Kara L Calkins, Holden H Wu
BACKGROUND: In adults, noninvasive chemical shift encoded Cartesian magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and single-voxel magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy (SVS) accurately quantify hepatic steatosis but require breath-holding. In children, especially young and sick children, breath-holding is often limited or not feasible. Sedation can facilitate breath-holding but is highly undesirable. For these reasons, there is a need to develop free-breathing MRI technology that accurately quantifies steatosis in all children...
May 4, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Lili He, Jinghua Wang, Zhong-Lin Lu, Beth M Kline-Fath, Nehal A Parikh
BACKGROUND: Sequence optimization in neonates might improve detection sensitivity of abnormalities for a variety of conditions. However this has been historically challenging because tissue properties such as the longitudinal relaxation time and proton density differ significantly between neonates and adults. OBJECTIVE: To optimize the magnetization-prepared rapid gradient echo (MP-RAGE) sequence to enhance both signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) efficiencies...
May 2, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Gary R Schooler, Joseph T Davis, Heike E Daldrup-Link, Donald P Frush
BACKGROUND: Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an evolving and increasingly powerful imaging tool with a variety of applications in the pediatric patient population. Variability exists among radiology practices in how this MRI tool is used and how it performed. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to gain an improved understanding of technical and utilization practices in pediatric whole-body MRI across North America by exploring indications for exam performance, determining referral patterns, and assessing technical protocols and procedures...
May 2, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Susan C Shelmerdine, Pier Luigi Di Paolo, Jasper F M M Rieter, Clara Malattia, Laura Tanturri de Horatio, Karen Rosendahl
BACKGROUND: Approximately 20-50% of children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) have hip involvement within 6 years of diagnosis. Scoring systems for hip-related radiographic changes are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To examine precision of potential radiographic variables and to suggest a scoring system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed a set of 75 pelvic radiographs from 75 children with JIA hip involvement across two European centres. We assessed findings of (1) destructive change and (2) growth abnormality, according to a pre-defined scoring system...
May 1, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Siddharth P Jadhav, Snehal R More, Vinitha Shenava, Wei Zhang, J Herman Kan
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hips is being increasingly used to confirm hip reduction after surgery and spica cast placement for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). OBJECTIVE: To review a single institutional experience with post-spica MRI in children undergoing closed or open hip reduction and describe the utility of MRI in directing the need for re-intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-four patients (52 female, 22 male) who underwent post-spica hip MRI over a 6-year period were retrospectively reviewed...
April 25, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Jason P Weinman, Christina J White, Deborah R Liptzin, Robin R Deterding, Csaba Galambos, Lorna P Browne
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis is a form of childhood interstitial lung disease characterized by the histological finding of abundant glycogen-laden mesenchymal cells within the pulmonary interstitium. Patients present in the neonatal period with disproportionate respiratory distress. Often, pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis is accompanied by alveolar simplification complicating recognition and diagnosis. Despite the recognition of pulmonary interstitial glycogenosis as a distinct entity, only a few case reports describing imaging findings are found in the literature, with no published systematic review available...
April 23, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Donald P Frush
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April 20, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
C Richards, Christine M Hall, D Johnson, Amaka C Offiah
Exposure to methotrexate in utero can result in fetal methotrexate syndrome - a condition characterised by prenatal-onset growth retardation, craniosynostosis, dysmorphic facies and multiple limb abnormalities. A literature review was prompted by the findings in a girl who is presented here with full consent from her guardian. She is the third child of unrelated parents and was 4 years old at the time of this report. Her mother took 15 mg methotrexate on two occasions during early pregnancy for juvenile idiopathic arthritis, unaware that she was pregnant...
April 19, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Preston Roberts, Andrew T Trout, Jonathan R Dillman
BACKGROUND: Published case series have described central hepatic macroregenerative nodules or masses as a common feature of Alagille syndrome. Our experience suggests this regenerative pattern can be seen more generally in cholangiopathic disorders. OBJECTIVE: To define the frequency of central regenerative tissue in Alagille syndrome and other cholangiopathic disorders and to describe the typical appearance of such regenerative tissue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of CT and MR imaging performed in children and young adults with cholangiopathic disorders between January 2000 and June 2016...
April 19, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Anthony Le Bras, Maia Proisy, Mathieu Kuchenbuch, Constantin Gomes, Catherine Tréguier, Sylvia Napuri, Emmanuel Quehen, Bertrand Bruneau
BACKGROUND: Reversible lesions of the corpus callosum with initial restricted diffusion on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are rare and mainly described in the south Asiatic population. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical presentation, imaging findings, prognosis and etiology of transient restricted diffusion lesions of the corpus callosum in a series of Caucasian children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seven children presenting with a transient restricted DWI lesion of the corpus callosum were included...
April 17, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Mitchell Boehnke, David Mirsky, Nicholas Stence, Rachel M Stanley, Daniel M Lindberg
BACKGROUND: Studies evaluating small patient cohorts have found a high, but variable, rate of occult head injury in children <2 years old with concern for physical abuse. The American College of Radiology (ACR) recommends clinicians have a low threshold to obtain neuroimaging in these patients. OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to determine the prevalence of occult head injury in a large patient cohort with suspected physical abuse using similar selection criteria from previous studies...
April 13, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
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