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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124296/-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-posterior-shoulder-instability
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REVIEW
M Wellmann, M-F Pastor, T Smith
Posterior shoulder instability has a markedly lower incidence than anterior shoulder instability. It has a wide spectrum of clinical symptom manifestations and the overwhelming number of patients lack a traumatic primary dislocation. In addition to a detailed medical history, a specific clinical examination with the help of standardized provocation tests is essential for the diagnostics. For the detection of structural posterior capsule and labral lesions in cases of chronic courses, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) should be used with an intra-articular contrast agent...
November 9, 2017: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119044/nursing-review-of-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-spondylolisthesis
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Nancy E Epstein, Renee D Hollingsworth
Background: In the lumbar spine, degenerative spondylolisthesis or degenerative (not traumatic) slippage of one vertebral body over another is divided into 4 grades - grade I (25%), grade II (50%), grade III (75%), and grade IV (100%). Dynamic X-rays, magnetic resonance (MR), and computed tomography (CT) scans document the slip secondary to arthritic changes of the facet joint plus stenosis, ossification of the yellow ligament, disc herniations, and synovial cysts. MR best demonstrates soft tissue pathology whereas CT better delineates ossific/calcified disease...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110050/frequency-of-inflammatory-like-mr-imaging-findings-in-asymptomatic-fingers-of-healthy-volunteers
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Christoph A Agten, Andrea B Rosskopf, Maciej Jonczy, Florian Brunner, Christian W A Pfirrmann, Florian M Buck
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency of inflammatory-like findings on MR imaging in asymptomatic volunteers and compare them with patients with known rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MR images of fingers in 42 asymptomatic volunteers and 33 patients with rheumatoid/psoriatic arthritis were analyzed. The Outcome Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT) Rheumatoid/Psoriatic Arthritis MRI Scoring System (RAMRIS/PsAMRIS) and tenosynovitis scoring system were used to assess: bone marrow edema (BME), erosions, tendon sheath fluid/tenosynovitis, joint effusion, and soft-tissue edema...
November 6, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104110/pseudomyogenic-hemangioendothelioma-of-skin-bone-and-soft-tissue-a-clinicopathological-immunohistochemical-and-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-study
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Dinesh Pradhan, Karen Schoedel, Richard L McGough, Sarangarajan Ranganathan, Uma N M Rao
Pseudomyogenic hemangioendothelioma (PHE) is an uncommon neoplasm with propensity for local recurrence. The tumor mimics epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and epithelioid sarcoma, representing a possible diagnostic pitfall. We investigated the clinicopathological, immunohistochemical and fluorescence in situ hybridization features of PHEs. Eight cases of PHE were retrieved from our pathology archives. The clinical and outcome information was available in six patients. In six cases the tumors were located in the lower limb while the upper limb was involved in two cases...
November 2, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103475/the-second-ulnar-groove-a-mri-sign-suggesting-a-previous-palmar-luxation-of-the-ulna-at-the-distal-radioulnar-joint
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Marc Mespreuve, Ludo Coenen
INTRODUCTION: A cortical lined impaction on the radiodorsal side of the ulnar head may be at the origin of a "second ulnar groove" (SUG). The goal of this article is to illustrate this MRI sign, prompting for further investigation of the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ). Hence associated soft tissue pathology may be detected, which may lead to instability. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Following an anterior luxation of the ulna at the DRUJ a second cortical lined groove in a previously normal distal ulna was discovered...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100675/skull-base-plasmacytoma-a-unique-case-of-poems-syndrome-with-a-plasmacytoma-causing-craniocervical-instability
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Hannah Gilder, Meghan E Murphy, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Daniel Shepherd, Patrick R Maloney, Michael J Yaszemski, Jonathan M Morris, Angela Dispenzieri, Jane M Matsumoto, Mohamad Bydon
INTRODUCTION: Plasmacytomas, considered to be the solitary counterparts of multiple myeloma, are neoplastic monoclonal plasma cell proliferations within soft tissue or bone. Plasmacytomas often present as a collection of findings known as POEMS-syndrome (Polyneuropathy, Organomegaly, Endocrinopathy, M-Protein spike, and Skin changes). CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a report of a 47 yo male diagnosed with POEMS-syndrome secondary to a skull base plasmacytoma. The mass resulted in marked instability of the cranio-cervical junction due to bony erosion...
October 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099410/congenital-infantile-fibrosarcoma-in-the-premature-infant
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Taryn M Edwards, Melissa S Duran, Tamara M Meeker
BACKGROUND: Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma (CIF) is rare and represents less than 1% of all childhood cancers. It is a tumor that originates in the connective fibrous tissue found at the ends of long bones and then spreads to other surrounding soft tissues. These lesions are typically large, grow rapidly, and can often be mistaken for teratomas. Diagnosis is confirmed by pathology, where cellular proliferation of fibroblasts occurs. Imaging is an important part of the diagnosis, which includes the use of magnetic resonance imaging and/or computed tomography scan...
November 2, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096349/extramedullary-hematopoiesis-mimicking-mediastinal-tumor-in-a-patient-with-hereditary-spherocytosis-case-report
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Jae Bum Park, Song Am Lee, Yo Han Kim, Woo Surng Lee, Jae Joon Hwang
INTRODUCTION: Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is a rare disorder, defined as the appearance of hematopoietic elements outside the bone marrow or peripheral blood. The exact mechanism of this development is still unknown. We herein report a case of intrathoracic EMH, manifesting as a posterior mediastinal tumor in a patient with hereditary spherocytosis. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 45-year-old man who presented with anemia, jaundice and abdominal pain was diagnosed with hereditary spherocytosis...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095073/surgical-management-of-haemophilic-pseudotumors-experience-in-a-developing-country
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Yu He, Xi Zhou, Haomin Cui, Guixing Qiu, Xisheng Weng, Baozhong Zhang, Yong Liu
AIM: Hemophilic pseudotumors result from repeated episodes of bleeding into bone, subperiosteum, and soft tissue. Since clotting factors became available, uncontrolled perioperative bleeding is a less significant problem for surgeons in developed countries. However, they are more difficult to come by in China. Additionally, patients often have to undergo surgery for giant masses and suffer complications. We wanted to present our experience in the surgical management of hemophilic pseudotumors over a 40-year period...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082779/role-of-extra-articular-tibiotalocalcaneal-arthrodesis-and-posterior-approach-in-highly-complex-cases
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Sergio Eckholt, Ruben Garcia-Elvira, Nicolás Fontecilla, Alvaro Fernandez-Reinales, Daniel Poggio
BACKGROUND: Tibiotalocalcaneal (TTC) arthrodesis is a procedure commonly used as salvage surgery for various pathologic processes that compromise the ankle and subtalar joints. It is a reasonably standardized procedure when performed as a primary surgery in advanced stages of TTC arthritis. For such cases, there are several alternative approaches, fixation materials, and bone substitutes that can be used. Most represent valid options with similar results in the literature. However, in highly complex cases requiring TTC arthrodesis, the options for the approach and fixation material can be limited...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066386/use-of-cable-guide-while-performing-segmental-mandibulectomy-using-gigli-saw
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A Rai, M M Khan, A Jain
Segmental mandibulectomies has been performed most commonly in patients having benign or malignant pathologies of mandible. Gigli saw is used for performing segmental mandibulectomy. The two main challenging tasks in the use of Gigli saw includes passage of the device around the bone which is to be cut and the preservation of the underlying soft tissue from getting damaged by the saw during movement. Hence, we propose the use of a "Cable guide with hook" which helps in easy passage of Gigli saw around mandible...
October 21, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049187/a-myeloid-sarcoma-involving-the-small-intestine-kidneys-mesentery-and-mesenteric-lymph-nodes-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Ping Wang, Quan Li, Li Zhang, Hong Ji, Cheng-Zhou Zhang, Bin Wang
RATIONALE: Myeloid sarcomas (MSs) are rare malignant hematological tumors. They most commonly occur in patients with acute or chronic myeloid leukemia. A de novo MS with no evidence of blood system disease is rare, but may represent the first sign of a systemic illness that precedes a full-blown disease. Herein, we report the computed tomography (CT) findings of an extremely rare case of a nonleukemic MS that progressed to acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) and simultaneously involved the small intestine, kidneys, mesentery, and mesenteric lymph nodes...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046932/-postoperative-mri-of-the-ankle
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REVIEW
M Sharabianlou Korth, L B Fritz
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Postoperative imaging of the ankle can be challenging, even for the experienced radiologist. Pathological and postoperative changes to the primarily complex anatomy of the ankle with its great variety of bone structures, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissue in a very limited space may cause great difficulty in differentiating underlying pathology from expected postoperative changes and artifacts, especially in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Selecting the appropriate radiological modality is key to making the correct diagnosis...
November 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035994/prostate-specific-membrane-antigen-in-low-grade-fibromatosis
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Ramin Akbarian Aghdam, Masoumeh Hakiminejad, Hamidreza Hashemifard, Azadeh Rakhshan, Elahe Pirayesh
We report a case of fibromatosis demonstrating prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-positive scan. A 76-year-old man was under assessment because of rising prostate-specific antigen level. Bone scan showed abnormal soft tissue uptake of Tc-MDP adjacent to the right scapula, compatible with a mass in MRI, thereafter. Because of the unavailability of Ga-PSMA scan in our department and also high cost in other centers, the patient underwent Lu-PSMA for more assessment, which revealed PSMA-avid mass. Pathologic examination confirmed the diagnosis of low-grade fibromatosis...
December 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034220/head-and-neck-lymphoma-in-an-iranian-population
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Nafiseh Shamloo, Alireza Ghannadan, Mahsa Jafari, Samane Ahmadi, Hamed Mortazavi, Maryam Baharvand
INTRODUCTION: This study is aimed to assess the prevalence and characteristics of head and neck lymphoma in a defined group of an Iranian population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, 126,450 biopsy reports from two referral Pathology Departments, (Tehran, the capital of Iran) were evaluated. In cases with head and neck lymphoma, other variables such as age, sex, specific location of lesions, and histopathological findings were recorded. Descriptive statistics were used to measure the prevalence and characteristics of head and neck lymphoma by means of SPSS soft ware, version 18...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033382/clinical-pathological-correlations-in-three-patients-with-fibrodysplasia-ossificans-progressiva
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Kelly L Wentworth, Katherine Bigay, Tea V Chan, Jennifer P Ho, Blanca M Morales, Joseph Connor, Erin Brooks, M Shahriar Salamat, Henry Charles Sanchez, Geoffrey Wool, Robert J Pignolo, Frederick S Kaplan, Edward C Hsiao
OBJECTIVE: Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an ultra-rare genetic disorder in which heterotopic bone forms in the soft tissues. This often occurs in response to injury or inflammation, leading to joint immobilization and significant disability. There are currently no definitive treatment options for this devastating disease. Although the most dramatic phenotype in FOP is the episodic and progressive heterotopic ossification, patients report a number of symptoms that affect other organ systems...
October 13, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019888/an-upper-cervical-cord-compression-secondary-to-occult-follicular-thyroid-carcinoma-metastases-successfully-treated-with-multiple-radioiodine-therapies-a-clinical-case-report
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Ping Dong, Ni Chen, Lin Li, Rui Huang
RATIONALE: The spine is the most common site of bone metastases due to thyroid cancer; however, spinal cord compression as a complication of metastatic thyroid cancer is very rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 48-year-old female patient was presented to the Neurosurgical Department, complaining of progressive back neck pain with bilateral upper extremities numbness and weakness for 4 months. DIAGNOSIS: Imaging studies revealed osteolytic destruction in bodies and accessories of the second and third cervical vertebrae with a huge soft-tissue mass compressing spinal cord and causing swelling...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992232/development-of-a-minipig-physical-phantom-from-ct-data
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Sooyeun Park, Pilsoo Lee, Wi-Ho Ha, Han Sung Kim, Byeong Ryong Park, Jae Seok Kim, Sehwan Shim, Sunhoo Park, Young-Su Kim, Chan Hyeong Kim, Young-Woo Jin
Quantification of pathological progression of radiation-induced injury is essential in development of treatment methods, and a proper animal model is necessary for relevant radiological and medical studies. A minipig is a current animal model selected because of its similarities to humans in anatomy and pathology. In the present study, a minipig physical phantom was developed using computed tomography (CT) data. For dosimetry purposes, the minipig physical phantom was constructed on a slice-by-slice basis, with an array of holes to accommodate dosimeters...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987285/heterotopic-ossification-and-the-elucidation-of-pathologic-differentiation
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David Cholok, Michael T Chung, Kavitha Ranganathan, Serra Ucer, Devaveena Day, Thomas A Davis, Yuji Mishina, Benjamin Levi
Tissue regeneration following acute or persistent inflammation can manifest a spectrum of phenotypes ranging from the adaptive to the pathologic. Heterotopic Ossification (HO), the endochondral formation of bone within soft-tissue structures following severe injury serves as a prominent example of pathologic differentiation; and remains a persistent clinical issue incurring significant patient morbidity and expense to adequately diagnose and treat. The pathogenesis of HO provides an intriguing opportunity to better characterize the cellular and cell-signaling contributors to aberrant differentiation...
October 5, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984347/tumorous-conditions-of-the-hand-a-retrospective-review-of-402-cases
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Ali Cavit, Haluk Özcanli, Mesut Sançmiş, Güzide Ayşe Ocak, Elif İnanç Gürer
OBJECTIVE: Knowledge concerning treatment and care of hand lesions is often based on small case series, case reports and a few large general case series. The aim of this study is to present our experience with hand tumors' and tumor-like lesions' incidence, age range and localizations. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Between 2006-2016, 402 patients operated and histopathologically diagnosed with bone and soft tissue tumorous conditions of the hand were evaluated retrospectively...
October 6, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
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