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Radiology Case Reports

Emily Olivares, Harlan Vingan, Qiao Zhou
Segmental arterial mediolysis is a rare but potentially life-threatening arteropathy of medium to large arteries that can be managed with endovascular treatment for patients who are hemodynamically unstable. We present a case of segmental arterial mediolysis in a 73-year-old woman who developed spontaneous hemoperitoneum in the emergency department after initially presenting with unrelated upper respiratory complaints. Her initial computed tomography revealed an aneurysm arising off the right hepatic artery...
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Hamza Rahimi, Anthony C Venbrux, Vincent Obias
Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) can be one of the complications found after surgical intervention for rectal cancer. Interventional modalities consisting of surgical, endoscopic, and radiological methods are often implemented to treat postoperative symptomatic complications. We present the case of 61-year-old Caucasian man who presented to us with a recent diagnosis of rectal cancer that had invaded the levators as well as anteriorly into the prostate, and who underwent low anterior resection with a diverting loop ileostomy...
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Abdullah Cetinkaya, Claude Pierre-Jerome
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June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Sriharsha Gummadi, Maria Stanczak, Andrej Lyshchik, Flemming Forsberg, Colette M Shaw, John R Eisenbrey
The mainstay of treatment for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma is locoregional therapy including percutaneous ablation and transarterial chemo- and radioembolization. While monitoring for tumor response after transarterial chemoembolization is crucial, current imaging strategies are suboptimal. The standard of care is contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography imaging performed at least 4 to 6 weeks after therapy. We present a case in which contrast-enhanced ultrasound identified a specific extra-hepatic collateral from the gastroduodenal artery supplying residual viable tumor and assisting with directed transarterial management...
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Ali Fuat Tekin, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Mustafa Dağli, Sahabettin Akbayrak, Pelin Akbayrak, Bekir Turgut
Hydatid disease is caused by the larvae of Echinococcus granulosus . Domestic dogs and cats are the primary carriers of echinococcal organisms. In some particular regions of the world, this parasitic infection is still endemic. Despite the fact that hydatid disease is most frequently located in the liver (50%-70% of cases) and the lungs (20%-30% of cases), it can occur in any organ or tissue. However, intracardiac localization of hydatid cyst is very rare and it is found in less than 2% of the cases. Cardiac involvement can be caused by systemic or pulmonary circulation or direct spread from adjacent structures...
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Ryo Miyahara, Satoshi Tsutsumi, Satoshi Adachi, Hisato Ishii, Akihide Kondo, Yukimasa Yasumoto
A 26-year-old woman with familial neurofibromatosis type 1 sustained headache that worsened for 1 month. Neuroimaging revealed a mild ventriculomegaly and nonenhancing lesion in the pons. In spite of repeated cerebrospinal fluid examinations and magnetic resonance imaging, the etiology was not determined. The affected pons markedly enlarged in the following 2 months, with extensive leptomeningeal dissemination. Biopsy through hemilaminectomy of the T9 was diagnosed as glioblastoma multiforme. Prompt histologic examination should be performed when patients with familial neurofibromatosis type 1 manifest communicating hydrocephalus coexistent with a nonenhancing tumor...
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Igor Alexeevich Komissarov, Natalia Alexandrovna Borisova, Michail Igorevich Komissarov, Ivan Jurievich Aleshin
Dieulafoy disease can manifest itself with spontaneous massive recurrent gastrointestinal bleeding in children. We report a case of successful management of a 13-month-old child with Dieulafoy disease of duodenum when traditional methods of examination and treatment failed.
June 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Lora Shirey, Demetrius Coombs, Aditya Talwar, Timothy Mickus
Primary pulmonary epithelioid angiosarcoma (AS) is an extremely rare cancer with a poor prognosis. The presenting symptoms and imaging results are nonspecific and hold similarities with more common lung pathology, contributing to missed or delayed diagnosis. Complementing radiological imaging with patient information, such as presenting symptoms and exposures, is important for early consideration of pulmonary epithelioid AS. Even with supportive imaging findings and clinical suspicion for pulmonary epithelioid AS, the most reliable and definitive method for diagnosis is through immunohistochemistry...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Anton A Khilchuk, Maksim V Agarkov, Sergey V Vlasenko, Sergey G Scherbak, Andrey M Sarana, Svetlana V Lebedeva
Advanced endovascular technology and techniques allow interventional radiologists to utilize novel ways of basilar artery recanalization in the setting of acute ischemic stroke, especially when routine approaches are not eligible. Several authors described nonstandard revascularization techniques in acute ischemic strokes due to basilar and middle cerebral arteries occlusions with full technical and clinical success. In this report, we present retrograde right vertebral artery recanalization using left posterior communicating artery for subsequent anterograde balloon angioplasty and stenting of a right vertebral artery ostium followed by full vertebrobasilar blood flow restoration...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
A Bhat, L J Layfield, S O Tewari, A H Gaballah, R Davis, Z Wu
Solitary fibrous tumors are primary mesenchymal tumors, which may occur in any part of the body. Overall, these tumors are considered to have intermediate malignant potential with 5- and 10-year metastasis-free and overall disease-specific survival rates of 74% and 55%, and 89% and 73%, respectively (Demicco et al, 2012). Herein we present an unusual case of solitary fibrous tumors involving the ischioanal fossa in a 19-year-old woman with radiologic-pathologic correlation. This case was complicated by extensive tumor vascularity and was thus managed with preoperative embolization followed by en bloc surgical resection...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Hoiwan Cheung, Courtney Lawhn-Heath, Giselle Lopez, Maya Vella, Carina Mari Aparici
Solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytomas (SFT/HPC) are soft tissue tumors that can arising from the abomen, pleura, head and neck, or extremities. We report an unusual case of recurrent hemangiopericytoma in a 67-year-old female presenting with a painless and palpable mass within her right posterior neck. Eight years after initial resection of the mass, a follow-up MRI showed multiple enlarging calvarial lesions. A whole body FDG-PET/CT revealed not only hypermetabolic calvarial lesions but also numerous hypermetabolic axillary node and osseous metastases...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Ryo Kurokawa, Akifumi Hagiwara, Yasuko Niijima, Kaoru Kojima
Erythrodermic psoriasis (EP), 1 of the most rare and severe forms of psoriasis, is characterized by general erythema with silvery scales. Systemic vasodilatation in EP is potentially life-threatening, however, the degree and extent of inflammation in subcutaneous tissues are difficult to estimate accurately using standard skin inspections or ultrasound examinations. Computed tomography can be a useful modality in solving this problem. The authors report a case of EP. Sequential contrast-enhanced whole-body computed tomography before and after treatment with a tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitor (infliximab) visualized the inflammation and the effect of the treatment...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Matthew T Niehaus, Kyli N Krape, Shawn M Quinn, Bryan G Kane
A 49-year-old male was brought to the Emergency Department after being found unresponsive. The patient had multiple seizures and was intubated in the prehospital setting. A computed tomography scan showed bilateral paranasal sinus disease, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a right frontal abscess and subdural empyema. Neurosurgery took the patient to the operating room, performed a craniotomy, and drained a large amount of purulent fluid. He was subsequently discharged for acute rehabilitation. Clinicians should consider complicated frontal sinusitis, especially in the undifferentiated patient presenting with neurologic deficits and signs or symptoms of sinus disease...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Leila Kalhor
There are a few case reports of renal cysts demonstrating radioiodine uptake on scintigraphy. In this case, we report a 49-year-old man who had undergone total thyroidectomy and had been treated with radioiodine. After conventional levothyroxine withdrawal, the patient underwent thyroid remnant ablation by oral administration of 125 mci 131 I. Seven days later, post-therapy whole-body scan demonstrated thyroid remnant tissue and bilaterally multifocal radioiodine uptake in the upper abdomen. By ultrasonography and abdominal computed tomography scan, the iodine uptake was proven to be due to the accumulation of 131 I in bilateral polycystic kidney disease...
April 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Waseem Mehmood Nizamani
Ligamentum flavum cyst is considered as a category of juxtafacet cyst and is recognized to be rare cause of cord compression and radiculopathy. The pathogenesis of these cysts is not yet fully understood, but it has been proposed that continuous stress to this ligament due to minor repetitive trauma, such as in spondylolisthesis and degenerative disc disease, may lead to the development of cyst. Intraspinal cyst can encroach and displace neural structures that can lead to neurologic symptoms. Although a rare entity, intraspinal cyst should be included in the causative factors of neurogenic claudication or lumbar radiculopathy based on typical magnetic resonance imaging appearance...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Sabine Franckenberg, Florian Berger, Sarah Schaerli, Garyfalia Ampanozi, Michael Thali
We present the rare case of a fatal anaphylactic reaction to gadobutrol, a magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent, in a 42-year-old man. The patient underwent elective magnetic resonance imaging for diagnostic clarification of a suspicious finding in the abdomen. The patient had undergone contrast-enhanced computed tomography previously without the occurrence of any adverse effects. Adverse drug reactions in gadobutrol have a very low prevalence of 0.32%-3.5%, with serious adverse drug reactions in <0...
February 2018: Radiology case reports
Gregory Wade, Jonathan Revels, Lauren Hartman, Wendy Brown
We present a case of metastatic neuroblastoma to the mandible in an 11-month-old patient presenting with worsening right-sided proptosis and scalp swelling after a fall 2 weeks prior. Initial evaluation with computed tomography of the head demonstrated soft tissue masses centered at the right sphenoid and right mandible. These masses proved to be metastatic lesions from an intra-abdominal neuroblastoma. Review of the literature revealed 20 cases of neuroblastoma metastasis to the mandible over the past 70 years...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Katherine Peters, Jamie T Caracciolo, Evita Henderson-Jackson, Odion Binitie
Myopericytomas are rare, slow-growing benign perivascular tumors most commonly arising within the superficial subcutaneous soft tissues of the lower extremity. They represent one of several related perivascular tumors of myoid lineage with similar morphology and shared immunohistochemical profile including positive staining for smooth muscle actin. Histologically, myopericytoma exhibit concentric, perivascular proliferation of spindled myoid cells with bland elongated nuclei and associated blood vessels. A solitary well-demarcated nodule or mass is typically referred to as myopericytoma, whereas an infiltrative multinodular lesion has more recently been termed myopericytomatosis...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Alexandra M Foust, Xuan V Nguyen, Luciano Prevedello, Eric C Bourekas, Daniel J Boulter
Cerebrospinal fluid leaks pose a serious threat to patients as they represent an unchecked communication between the subarachnoid space and the extracranial environment. Accurate localization of the leakage site is essential for treatment planning. We describe the novel utilization of dual-energy computed tomography technology in cisternography in the evaluation of a patient with a cerebrospinal fluid leak.
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Riccardo Draghi, Giovanna Mantovani, Letterio Runza, Giorgio Carrabba, Nicola Fusco, Paolo Rampini, Antonella Costa, Marco Locatelli
The authors present an unusual case of a patient suffering from visual deficit due to pituitary granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) associated with Rathke's cleft cyst (RCC). The patient was referred to our Neurosurgery Department presenting right eye amaurosis, third cranial nerve palsy, and left temporal hemianopsia. Magnetic resonance imaging documented a sellar or suprasellar lesion with solid and cystic components. The dura mater of the skull base was also strongly enhanced. The patient underwent surgery...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
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