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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882189/successful-treatment-of-resistant-hypertension-by-means-of-chronic-renal-artery-occlusion-revascularization-in-a-fragile-patient
#1
Laura Spezia, Simone Perandini, Raffaele Augelli, Giovanni Puppini, Stefania Montemezzi
BACKGROUND: Renal artery stenosis is a common cause of secondary hypertension refractory to medical therapy. Percutaneous angioplasty along with metallic stent placement has been described as an effective treatment for revascularization of the renal artery. CASE REPORT: A 54-year-old woman affected by paranoid schizophrenia with a history of hypertension and chronic renal failure due to renal artery occlusion was treated by endovascular recanalization and stent placement that resulted in improvement of renal function and control of hypertension...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867442/the-slowly-enlarging-ventriculus-terminalis
#2
Joel Woodley-Cook, Magdalena Konieczny, Julian Spears
BACKGROUND: A cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) cavity within the conus medullaris has been described by the term ventriculus terminalis (VT) or the fifth ventricle. The finding of a VT on MRI imaging of the lumbar spine is often incidental but may be found in patients with low back pain or neuromuscular deficits. These lesions, when identified, are thought to regress or remain stable in terms of size, although some have been described to enlarge in the presence of post-traumatic meningeal hemorrhages or deformities of the vertebral canal...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867441/the-role-of-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnostics-of-diaphragmatic-injury-after-blunt-thoraco-abdominal-trauma
#3
Agata Gmachowska, Ryszard Pacho, Agnieszka Anysz-Grodzicka, Leopold Bakoń, Maria Gorycka, Wawrzyniec Jakuczun, Waldemar Patkowski
BACKGROUND: Diaphragmatic injuries occur in 0.8-8% of patients with blunt trauma. The clinical diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture is difficult and may be overshadowed by associated injuries. Diaphragmatic rupture does not resolve spontaneously and may cause life-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to present radiological findings in patients with diaphragmatic injury. MATERIAL/METHODS: The analysis of computed tomography examinations performed between 2007 and 2012 revealed 200 patients after blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867440/an-unusual-case-of-a-metallic-foreign-body-per-urethra
#4
Haresh G Thummar, Hemen I Vithlani, Pokhraj P Suthar, Deepa Regina John, Nisha Thummar, Harendra Chauhan
BACKGROUND: Foreign body in the lower urinary tract has a low incidence. Here we discuss a case of a safety pin within the bulbar urethra inserted by a young boy for sexual gratification, which was successfully removed under cysto-urethroscopic guidance. CASE REPORT: Herein we present a case of a 14-year-old boy who presented with complaints of perineal pain and dysuria. On evaluation in detail and from clinical history, we came to know that he had inserted a safety pin within the urethra...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867439/evaluation-of-head-and-neck-paragangliomas-by-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-syndromes
#5
Ilona Michałowska, Anna Lewczuk, Jarosław Ćwikła, Aleksander Prejbisz, Urszula Swoboda-Rydz, Mariusz I Furmanek, Małgorzata Szperl, Andrzej Januszewicz, Mariola Pęczkowska
BACKGROUND: Hereditary head and neck paragangliomas (HNP) are very often associated with pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma syndromes, which are caused by mutations in genes encoding subunits of succinate dehydrogenase (SDHx) complex. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and location of HNP among SDHx carriers. MATERIAL/METHODS: A total of 72 patients with SDHx mutations underwent computed tomography examinations of the head and neck. HNP were present in 44 (61...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822326/evaluation-of-free-breathing-versus-breath-hold-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-terms-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-and-signal-to-noise-ratio-snr-values-for-solid-abdominal-organs
#6
Duygu Herek, Nevzat Karabulut, Ali Kocyıgıt, Ahmet Baki Yagcı
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to compare the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of normal abdominal parenchymal organs and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) measurements in the same patients with breath hold (BH) and free breathing (FB) diffusion weighted imaging (DWI). MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty-eight patients underwent both BH and FB DWI. Spherical region of interest (ROI) was placed on the right hepatic lobe, spleen, pancreas, and renal cortices. ADC values were calculated for each organ on each sequence using an automated software...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822325/spontaneous-cholecysto-cutaneous-fistula-draining-through-an-old-abdominal-surgical-scar
#7
Mukesh Surya, Pawan Soni, Kshama Nimkar
BACKGROUND: Though cholelithiasis and cholecystitis are common clinical problems, spontaneous cholecysto-cutaneous fistula is a rare complication of cholelithiasis in present-day practice. Very few cases have been reported in literature after 1950s. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old male presented with pain and discharging sinus in the upper abdomen. Ultrasonography and computed tomography confirmed the presence of perforation of the gall bladder and cholecysto-cutaneous fistula...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822324/sonographically-unusual-breast-carcinomas-2-case-reports
#8
Gozde Arslan, Levent Celik
BACKGROUND: For infiltrative breast lesions; sonography might not always be as helpful as mammography and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). For higher sensitivity and specificity, these 3 imaging methods should be carried out together. Radiologists should be aware of the patient's history and complaints. Patients who have a specific history like a long-term drug treatment or a palpable tumour should be approached differently. CASE REPORT: We would like to present 2 cases with atypical sonographic findings...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800039/a-prospective-comparative-study-of-high-resolution-ultrasound-and-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-rotator-cuff-tears-in-a-tertiary-hospital-of-north-india
#9
Narvir Singh Chauhan, Ajay Ahluwalia, Yash Paul Sharma, Lokesh Thakur
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the accuracy of high resolution ultrasound (USG) and MRI in the diagnosis of rotator cuff tears (RCT) and to determine if high resolution USG compares favorably in sensitivity and specificity to MRI in the diagnosis of rotator cuff injury. MATERIAL/METHODS: In this prospective comparative study, 40 patients with clinically suspected rotator cuff tears underwent both ultrasound and MRI of the shoulder. Out of these 40 patients, 31 patients who had positive findings for rotator cuff tears on ultrasound and/or MRI were finally included in the study while the remaining 9 patients with negative or unrelated findings were excluded...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800038/evaluation-the-aortic-aneurysm-remodeling-after-a-successful-stentgraft-implantation
#10
Monika Nowicka, Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Grażyna Rusak, Przemysław Ratajczak, Bartosz Sobociński
BACKGROUND: Routine imaging follow-up after endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (EVAR) is mainly aimed at detection of endoleaks. The aim of the study was to assess changes in the size of the abdominal aortic aneurysm sack using CT angiography (CTA) after successful treatment using endovascular stent graft implantation. MATERIAL/METHODS: A retrospective analysis of CTA results included 102 patients aged 54-88, who had no postoperative complications...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781074/heuber-maneuver-in-evaluation-of-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula
#11
Rengarajan Rajagopal, Neeraj Mehta, Sonal Saran, Pushpinder S Khera
Carotid-cavernous fistulas are abnormal communications between the carotid system and the cavernous sinus. Elevated venous pressure produces congestion in the orbit with resultant transudation of fluid and increased intraocular pressure, thereby leading to secondary glaucoma which may result in visual loss. Immediate treatment is hence, warranted in these cases. The planning of endovascular management is dependent on many parameters, the most important of which are the size and location of the fistula. Since these are high-flow fistulas, assessment requires certain manoeuvers...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781073/a-classic-case-of-subcutaneous-cysticercosis-a-rare-case-with-sonological-findings-and-review-of-literature
#12
Srinivas M Naren Satya, Kamala Retnam Mayilvaganan, V N Amogh, B V Balakrishna, Munnangi Satya Gautam, Ivvala Sai Prathyusha
BACKGROUND: Cysticercosis is a parasitic infection caused by the larval stages of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. The subcutaneous form of the disease is a relatively rare clinical entity. Despite its rarity, it is imperative for a radiologist to be aware of this subcutaneous form of the disease and its various radiological patterns while evaluating any subcutaneous swelling. In this paper, we aimed to describe a typical case of 'subcutaneous cysticercosis involving the left anterior chest wall' with high resolution ultrasound findings...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781072/regional-differences-in-the-concentrations-of-metabolites-in-the-brain-of-healthy-children-a-proton-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-1-hmrs-study
#13
Monika Cichocka, Justyna Kozub, Paulina Karcz, Andrzej Urbanik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this (1)HMRS study was to identify any potential regional differences in the metabolic spectrum in the brains of healthy children. MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty-nine healthy children aged 6-15 years (mean 11.6 years) were examined, including 21 girls and 28 boys. A 1.5T MR system (xi Signa HD 1.5T General Electric) was used in patient examinations. The VOI (Volume of Interest) was defined in 7 locations: the frontal lobe in the right and left hemispheres, the basal ganglia in the right and left hemispheres, hippocampus in the right and left hemispheres and cerebellum...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757176/ultrasonography-of-extravaginal-testicular-torsion-in-neonates
#14
Przemysław Bombiński, Stanisław Warchoł, Michał Brzewski, Zofia Majkowska, Teresa Dudek-Warchoł, Maria Żerańska, Małgorzata Panek, Magdalena Drop
BACKGROUND: Extravaginal testicular torsion (ETT), also called prenatal or perinatal, occurs prenatally and is present at birth or appears within the first month of life. It has different etiology than intravaginal torsion, which appears later in life. Testicular torsion must be taken into consideration in differential diagnosis of acute scrotum and should be confirmed or ruled out at first diagnostic step. Ultrasonography is a basic imaging modality, however diagnostic pitfalls are still possible...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757175/sonographic-diagnosis-in-a-rare-aetiology-of-neonatal-scrotal-swellings-a-case-report-of-congenital-nephrotic-syndrome
#15
Shabnam Bhandari Grover, Nishith Kumar, Hemal Grover, Dinesh Kumar Taneja, Amit Katyan
BACKGROUND: Common etiologies of scrotal swelling in neonates include hydrocoele, inguinal hernia and testicular torsion; less common is epididymo-orchitis. Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS), a rare entity, is known to present as progressive renal failure and its leading presentation with scrotal involvement has not been reported. MATERIAL/METHODS: We report a rare case of CNS with primary clinical presentation as scrotal cellulitis and epididymo-orchitis. In this neonate, scrotal and abdominal ultrasound examination was performed and the laboratory data were obtained...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757174/direct-needle-puncture-and-embolization-of-splenic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-in-case-of-chronic-atrophic-calcific-pancreatitis
#16
Amit Shrivastava, Jagadeesh Singh Rampal, D Nageshwar Reddy, Guduru Venkat Rao
BACKGROUND: Gastro-Intestinal bleeding remains a frequent clinical dilemma and common cause of hospitalization, morbidity and mortality. CASE REPORT: We report a case of pseudo aneurysm of splenic artery developed after an episode of acute on chronic pancreatitis which was treated by direct percutaneous puncture of pseudoaneurysm and embolization by coils. CONCLUSIONS: The aim was to preserve the main splenic artery and avoid the complications of splenic artery embolization like infarcts and abscess...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733890/serum-ace-level-in-sarcoidosis-patients-with-typical-and-atypical-hrct-manifestation
#17
Shahram Kahkouee, Katayoon Samadi, Ali Alai, Atefeh Abedini, Lida Rezaiian
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease that affects multiple organs. Before widespread use of computed tomography (CT), the severity of sarcoidosis was assessed based on chest X-ray abnormalities. HRCT can distinguish between active inflammatory changes and irreversible fibrosis. In this study, we analyzed different ACE levels in 148 patients diagnosed with sarcoidosis. MATERIAL/METHODS: We categorized these patients based on their HRCT results into four groups: 1) patients diagnosed with chronic disease; 2) patients diagnosed with non-chronic disease; 3) patients who exhibited typical HRCT changes; and 4) patients who exhibited atypical HRCT changes...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733889/tuberculosis-penis-with-watering-can-penis-appearance-report-of-a-rare-case-with-retrograde-urethrography-and-voiding-cystourethrography-findings
#18
Kamala Retnam Mayilvaganan, M Naren Satya Srinivas, Vikram N Reddy, Ranjeet Kumar Singh
BACKGROUND: A 'watering can penis' secondary to penile tuberculosis is an extremely rare clinical entity. Retrograde Urethrography - Voiding Cystourethrography evaluation of the urethra and the urinary bladder plays a very important role in the diagnostics as well as further management of the urethral abnormalities. To the best of our knowledge, this is only the second case in literature where a 'watering can penis' was noted secondary to penile TB. This is also the first documented case of 'watering can penis' as a consequence of venereal transmission of TB...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733888/diagnostic-imaging-of-autosomal-dominant-polycystic-kidney-disease
#19
Monika Gradzik, Mariusz Niemczyk, Marek Gołębiowski, Leszek Pączek
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common genetic disorders caused by a single gene mutation. The disease usually manifests itself at the age of 30-40 years and is characterized by formation of renal cysts along with the enlargement of kidneys and deterioration of their function, eventually leading to renal insufficiency. Imaging studies (sonography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging) play an important role in the diagnostics of the disease, the monitoring of its progression, and the detection of complications...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733887/sciatica-an-extremely-rare-complication-of-the-perianal-abscess
#20
Rahul Gujrathi, Kanchan Gupta, Chetan Ravi, Bhujang Pai
BACKGROUND: Sciatica has been classically described as pain in the back and hip with radiation in the leg along the distribution of the sciatic nerve, secondary to compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve. Spinal abnormality being the most common etiology, is one of the most common indications for MRI of the lumbosacral spine. Here we describe imaging findings secondary to a supralevator perianal abscess causing irritation of the sciatic nerve, which was diagnosed on MRI of the lumbosacral spine...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
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