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Journal of Radiology Case Reports

Madison Kocher, Andrew Hardie, Amanda Schaefer, Thomas McLaren, Mark Kovacs
Endometriomas can occur after any surgery where there is endometrial manipulation, and there are a number of reports of endometriomas developing in the abdominal wall at the site of the Pfannenstiel incision following Cesarean-section. Although this is ultimately a histopathologically-confirmed diagnosis, preoperative imaging including ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging may be helpful in the diagnosis and assessment. We report a pathology-confirmed case of Cesarean-section endometrioma with a classic, clinical presentation and imaging findings on computed tomography...
December 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Francesca Giorlando, Chiara Recaldini, Anna Leonardi, Edoardo Macchi, Carlo Fugazzola
Pelvic kidney is a relatively common renal malformation as well as duplex kidney; however, the unilateral coexistence of these abnormalities is not frequently found. We present a case of a young woman with a history of hypertension in whom a pelvic and dysmorphic left kidney was discovered during ultrasound examination performed for the study of the renal arteries. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography imaging revealed a duplex pelvic kidney. This combination is very rare; we have not found a similar case reported in the literature...
December 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Alexander Reddy, Fanny Morón
Paragangliomas are rare, mostly benign neuroendocrine tumors arising from autonomic paraganglia. Spinal paragangliomas are uncommon, and among these, paragangliomas of the thoracic spine are distinctly unusual. We present the case of a primary paraganglioma of the extradural thoracic spine in a 34-year-old woman.
December 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Richard Becker, Sean Haight
We report a case of Propionibacterium acnes septic arthritis of a shoulder following two joint access procedures. Methodical investigation of these two procedures was performed using the Joint Commission root cause analysis matrix, which involved examination of protocols, interviews with technologists and physicians, and inspection of the procedure rooms and equipment. No procedural error or other causal factor for infection was found other than the injection through a five day-old tattoo during the first procedure...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Jeffrey J Tutman, Anil G Rao, Jeanne G Hill, Connor D Crowley
Renal myxoma is a very rare benign neoplasm seen almost exclusively in adults with only 16 reported cases in the literature. All of these cases have been reported in native kidneys with none being reported in a transplant kidney. We report the case of a renal myxoma in a 17-year-old boy's transplant kidney that was found as an incidental mass on ultrasonography and further evaluated with CT and PET scans. PET findings of a renal myxoma are reported here for the first time, and imaging findings from previous cases are briefly reviewed...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Benjamin Abels, Steffen Pfeiffer, Jana Stix, Johannes Schwab
We present a case of an 85-year-old patient who underwent clinical work-up for chronic heart failure, acute coronary syndrome, and pulmonary embolism, until she was diagnosed with a cardiac mass that was histologically identified as sarcoma. The aim of this educational case report is to raise awareness of cardiac masses and to point out diagnostic hints towards a cardiac tumor on chest X-ray, coronary angiography, echocardiography, and chest CT. Moreover, the vital role of cardiac magnetic resonance for the diagnosis of a cardiac mass is highlighted...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Olivia Francies, Simon Morley, Tim Beale
We report two patients with increased central skull base and craniocervical junction bone pneumatisation complicated by extra-osseous gas. One patient presented with symptoms of increasing nasal blockage and 'sinus pressure' on a background of extensive nasal polyposis. He was subsequently found to have a history of repeated Valsalva's manoeuvre, the cessation of which resulted in a rapid decrease in the amount of extra-osseous gas on imaging. The second patient presented following a minor head trauma with dysarthria from a hypoglossal nerve palsy and neck pain, with extensive intra- and extra-cranial gas including within the spinal canal (pneumorrhachis)...
November 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Susana Calle, David N Louis, Richard Westmark, Kaye Westmark
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October 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Adil Omer, Dana Haddad, Leszek Pisinski, Alan V Krauthamer
We report a case of absent pituitary infundibulum and ectopic neurohypophysis in a 4-year-old patient presenting clinically with hypopituitarism as well as heterotaxy syndrome complicated by global developmental delay and growth retardation. The clinical and laboratory workup of our patient suggested underlying hypopituitarism related to either congenital or acquired pathology, necessitating MRI to distinguish between them. We explain the various structural causes of hypopituitarism and detail how to predict the MRI findings and treatment, based on a fundamental understanding of the anatomy and pathophysiology of the hypothalamic pituitary axis and distinguishing anterior versus posterior pituitary hormone derangements...
September 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Andres Su, Laurie Margolies
A 61 year-old woman presenting for bilateral screening mammogram was found to have an oval fat-density mass in the posterior right breast, partially visualized, with anterior displacement and thinning of the pectoralis major muscle. This mass was found on CT and MRI correlation to represent a large fat-containing mass, likely a lipoma, deep to the pectoralis major. On subsequent screening mammograms, the visualized portion of the mass remained stable. Subpectoral lipomas and intramuscular lipomas within the pectoralis major are rare, and their appearance on mammography may not be familiar to most radiologists...
September 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Fadi Nemeh, Anderson H Kuo, Jenny Ross, Carlos S Restrepo
Pulmonary blastomas are rare malignancies, representing 0.25% to 0.5% of all primary lung neoplasms with often aggressive progression and poor prognosis. Clinical management of pulmonary blastomas depends on histologic subtype, staging, and presentation, and may consist of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Biphasic pulmonary blastoma is a subtype of pulmonary blastoma that exhibits biphasic histology, with both epithelial and mesenchymal malignant elements. We report a case of biphasic pulmonary blastoma in a 33-year-old female with 1 pack per day history of smoking for approximately 16 years, who presented with left-sided pleuritic chest pain on deep inspiration without otherwise significant pat medical history...
September 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Stephanie Prater, Neil Anand, Lawrence Wei, Neil Horner
Aphasia describes a spectrum of speech impairments due to damage in the language centers of the brain. Insult to the inferior frontal gyrus of the dominant cerebral hemisphere results in Broca's aphasia - the inability to produce fluent speech. The left cerebral hemisphere has historically been considered the dominant side, a characteristic long presumed to be related to a person's "handedness". However, recent studies utilizing fMRI have shown that right hemispheric dominance occurs more frequently than previously proposed and despite a person's handedness...
September 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Romeu Duarte Mesquita, José Leão Rosas
Acute idiopathic scrotal edema is a commonly painless self-limiting condition causing scrotal swelling, and is usually seen in children. In some cases, this condition is difficult to differentiate it from other causes of acute scrotum. In the right clinical scenario, ultrasonography has been used to confirm the diagnosis. We describe the ultrasound and CT findings of acute idiopathic scrotal edema in a 72-year-old male with coexistent involvement of the inferior abdominal wall.
August 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Mohamad Abdalkader, Sacha Al Hassan, Alaa Taha, Irina Nica
Gastric duplication cyst is a very rare congenital anomaly accounting up to 4% of all gastrointestinal tract duplications. It is a quite rare anomaly in adults, the majority of the cases are diagnosed in the neonatal period. Gastric duplication cysts are usually asymptomatic or they do present with non-specific symptoms. They are usually discovered incidentally during endoscopy or laparotomy or very rarely after getting complicated. We describe herein, along with literature review, a case of an adult patient who presented with abdominal pain and bloody vomiting and turned out to have a gastric duplication cyst complicated by internal bleeding...
August 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Alan M Chen, Jeffrey B Neustadt, Jennifer Neville Kucera
A 10-year-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1 and severe dystrophic scoliosis presented with a two-month history of difficulty ambulating due to low back pain. The patient did not have any neurological symptoms. MRI of the thoracolumbar spine demonstrated subluxation of the right posterior tenth and eleventh ribs through their respective neural foramina, with mild mass effect on the thecal sac without abnormal cord signal or cord compression. Groups of neurofibromas were present along the right ribs and paravertebral soft tissues around these levels...
August 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Abdulrahman Aldakkan, Marshall Dunn, Nebras M Warsi, Alireza Mansouri, Thomas R Marotta
We report two cases of Vascular Eagle's Syndrome, which demonstrate two distinct mechanisms of cerebral ischemia. In the first case, hemodynamic transient cerebral ischemia arose as a direct result of compression of the internal carotid artery (ICA). In the second, embolic large left middle cerebral artery (MCA) infarction as a result of a thrombus from a pseudoaneurysmal dilatation of the left ICA.
August 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Rui Gil, Teresa Margarida Cunha, Ines Rolim
We describe a case of a mature cystic teratoma of the ovary with high proportion of solid thyroid tissue (< 50% of the entire tumor) in a childbearing woman. The patient presented with non-specific abdominal bloating. Pelvic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a complex cystic-solid tumor confined to the left ovary with an anterior fat-containing locus compatible with mature cystic teratoma and a posterior predominantly solid component with low signal intensity on T2-weighted images that was histopatologically diagnosed as benign thyroid tissue...
July 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Malwina Kaniewska, Mathias Haefeli, Urs Laesser, Tilo Niemann
We present a 15-year-old male patient with persistent localized pain on the dorsal side of the left wrist between the base of the 2nd and 3rd metacarpal bones and over the third carpometacarpal joint. It was diagnosed as an accessory metacarpal bone -Os styloideum. This entity may be detected on plain radiographs and in ultrasound examination and is often asymptomatic. Symptomatic os styloideum occurs more frequently in the dominant hand and may be treated conservatively with corticosteroid infiltration. A palpable prominence on the dorsal side of the wrist and focal pain evoked anxiety of the adolescent patient who searched medical consultation...
July 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Katsuaki Kojima, Jennifer Nimtz, Steven W Martin, Stephen R Guertin, Ellen C Cavenagh
We report a case of nonaccidental trauma (NAT) involving a 23-month-old boy who presented with seizures, acute subarachnoid hemorrhage, and acute subdural hemorrhage. Ophthalmologic examination showed bilateral intraretinal hemorrhages. Further evaluation revealed that he had bilateral thoracolumbar paravertebral calcifications. The Children's Protective Services agency was involved in the case. The child was discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation facility. Vertebral fracture associated with paravertebral calcification has been reported as a sign of NAT...
July 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Dinesh Rao, Patrick Natter, Rui Fernandes, Zhiqiang Brad Wang, Sukhwinder Johnny Singh Sandhu
Mikulicz Syndrome (MS) is a rare chronic condition characterized by the abnormal enlargement of glandular tissue in the head and neck. Patients usually present with enlarged lacrimal and parotid glands. While this can be a benign self-limiting condition, other complex systemic diseases, such as sarcoidosis, may represent other underlying etiologies. We present a case of MS in a patient with a history of Crohn's disease.
July 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
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