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Pelvic MRI

Valeria Molinelli, Maria Gloria Angeretti, Ejona Duka, Nicola Tarallo, Elena Bracchi, Raffaele Novario, Carlo Fugazzola
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the addition of gadolinium-enhanced MRI and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) improves T2 sequence performance for the diagnosis of local recurrence (LR) from rectal cancer and to assess which approach is better at formulating this diagnosis among readers with different experience. METHODS: Forty-three patients with suspected LR underwent pelvic MRI with T2 weighted (T2) sequences, gadolinium fat-suppressed T1 weighted sequences (post-contrast T1), and DWI sequences...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Muhammad I Alvi, Fatima Mubarak, Kumail Khandwala, Muhammad D Barakzai, Aisha Memon
Epidermoid cyst of the presacral space is a rare congenital lesion of ectodermal origin. Presacral epidermoid cysts have been previously reported in women, however are extremely rare in males. We report a case of presacral epidermoid cyst in a 55-year-old male who presented to our emergency department with acute urinary retention and history of chronic constipation. A non-contrast computed tomography scan was performed with suspicion of urolithiasis, which revealed a well circumscribed low attenuation presacral mass...
January 10, 2018: Curēus
I Thomassin-Naggara, S Bendifallah, P Rousset, M Bazot, M Ballester, E Darai
Diagnostic performance of MR imaging for the diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis are good. Even if some differences of performances exists according the location considered, the risk of misdiagnosis is lower than 10% for trained teams (NP2). The performance of pelvic MR imaging and surgery are quite similar to diagnose endometrioma (sensitivity and specificity>90%). A negative pelvic MR imaging allows to exclude deep pelvic endometriosis with a performance similar to surgery but a positive MR imaging is less accurate than surgery because of a high number of false positives (23%)...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Robin De Roover, Wouter Crijns, Kenneth Poels, Ronald Peeters, Cédric Draulans, Karin Haustermans, Tom Depuydt
PURPOSE: Liquid fiducial markers have shown to be a promising alternative to solid gold markers in terms of imaging artifact reduction, patient comfort and compatibility with different imaging modalities. This study aims to investigate the performance of the novel BioXmark® liquid marker for state-of-the-art multi-modal imaging used in prostate cancer (PCa) radiotherapy, encompassing kV CT/CBCT, multi-parametric MRI and kV X-ray imaging. In addition, automatic detection of the liquid markers in X-ray imaging for prostate motion monitoring during treatment was investigated...
March 14, 2018: Medical Physics
Emily Aherne, Katie Beauchamp, Niamh Maher, Thomas Walsh, William Boyd, Maeve Eogan, Leo Lawler
A 32-year-old primiparous woman presented with severe abdominal pain at 21 weeks' gestation. Background history of laparoscopy for chronic pelvic pain and a spontaneous miscarriage was noted. On examination, she was peritonitic and tachycardic with low grade fever and anemia. MRI abdomen demonstrated a uterine rupture with a large cap of clotted blood overlying the uterine fundus with the appearance of a "shower cap" and large volume haemoperitoneum, the presumptive diagnosis was uterine rupture with placental extrusion...
May 2017: Ulster Medical Journal
Sarah L Pownder, Kei Hayashi, Brian G Caserto, Mary Lou Norman, Hollis G Potter, Matthew F Koff
OBJECTIVES:  The purpose of this study was to evaluate regional differences of canine stifle articular cartilage using the quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique of T2 mapping. METHODS:  Fourteen stifle joints from seven juvenile male Beagle dogs with no evidence or prior history of pelvic limb lameness were imaged ex vivo using standard of care fast spin echo MRI and quantitative T2 mapping protocols. Regions of interest were compared between the femoral, patellar and tibial cartilages, as well as between the lateral and medial femorotibial compartments...
February 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
U Plöckinger, V Prasad, A Ziagaki, N Tiling, A Poellinger
BACKGROUND: Pompe disease (PD) is an autosomal recessive, lysosomal storage disease due to a mutation of the acid α-glucosidase (GAA) gene. In adult patients, PD is characterized by slowly progressive limb-girdle and trunk myopathy and restrictive respiratory insufficiency. Enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is available, improving or stabilizing muscle-function in some and slowing deterioration in other patients. Unfortunately, there is no biomarker available to indicate therapeutic efficacy and/or disease activity...
March 9, 2018: Human Genomics
M L Sunde, A Negård, T Øresland, N Bakka, J T Geitung, A E Færden
PURPOSE: Variability in functional outcome after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is to a large extent unexplained. The aim of this study was to use MRI to evaluate the morphology, emptying pattern and other pathology that may explain differences in functional outcome between well-functioning and poorly functioning pouch patients. A secondary aim was to establish a reference of normal MRI findings in pelvic pouch patients. METHODS: From a previous study, the best and worst functioning patients undergoing IPAA surgery between 2000 and 2013 had been identified and examined with manovolumetric tests (N = 47)...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
Catrin von Below, Cecilia Wassberg, Rafael Grzegorek, Joel Kullberg, Charlotta Gestblom, Jens Sörensen, Mauritz Waldén, Håkan Ahlström
Background: The aim of the study was to examine the value of quantitative and qualitative MRI and11 C acetate PET/CT parameters in predicting regional lymph node (LN) metastasis of newly diagnosed prostate cancer (PCa). Patients and methods: Patients with intermediate (n = 6) and high risk (n = 47) PCa underwent 3T MRI (40 patients) and11 C acetate PET/CT (53 patients) before extended pelvic LN dissection. For each patient the visually most suspicious LN was assessed for mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADCmean), maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax), size and shape and the primary tumour for T stage on MRI and ADCmean and SUVmax in the index lesion...
March 2018: Radiology and Oncology
Min Chen, Weibin Zhou, Zhe Zhang, Yuting Zou, Chengjiang Li
RATIONALE: The incidence of severe hyperandrogenism associated with masculinity in women is very low. While rare and difficult to diagnose, androgen secreting tumors should be suspected in women with hyperandrogenism and hirsutism, especially in the postmenopausal population. Herein we present one case of ovarian Leydig cell tumor (LCT) with markedly elevated serum testosterone levels and frank hirsutism. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old woman, presented with increased hair growth and androgenic alopecia and the hormonal laboratory examination showed that she had elevated serum testosterone level and normal dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), androstenedione, 17- hydroxyprogesterone, cortisol and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Kazuhiro Kitajima, Shingo Yamamoto, Soichi Odawara, Yusuke Kawanaka, Yukako Nakanishi, Takahiko Hashimoto, Yusuke Yamada, Toru Suzuki, Akihiro Kanematsu, Michio Nojima, Neinei Kimura, Masataka Zouzumi, Seiichi Hirota, Koichiro Yamakado
We report a 65-year-old male with histopathologically proven prostate cancer and multiple pelvic node metastases using a robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy procedure plus extended pelvic lymph node dissection. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan findings demonstrated a moderate accumulation of11 C-choline in a metastatic left obturator node sized 8 × 8 mm, though only a faint uptake of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) was noted.11 C-choline PET/computed tomography (CT) may be useful for the diagnosis of a tiny metastatic lymph node not demonstrated by CT, magnetic resonance imaging, or FDG-PET/CT and to determine the need for an extended pelvic lymph node dissection...
January 2018: Case Reports in Oncology
Xian Hua Gao, Hanumant Chouhan, Gang Lei Liu, Nan Lan, Erick Remer, Luca Stocchi, Jean Ashburn, Tracy L Hull, Bo Shen
Background: There are no published studies on the impact of peripouch fat on pouch outcomes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients. Methods: Patients with pelvic MRI-DIXON scans from our prospectively maintained Pouch Database between 2002 and 2016 were evaluated. Peripouch fat area was measured on MRI-DIXON-F images at the middle height level of the pouch (area M) and the highest level of the pouch (area H). Results: Of all 1863 patients in the database, 197 eligible patients were included in this study...
March 1, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Chio Okuyama, Naomi Sasaki, Motoki Nishimura, Shigenori Matsushima, Rika Yoshimatsu
A 68-year-old man underwent F-FDG PET/CT for the staging of esophageal carcinoma discovered by a medical checkup. Increased focal accumulation in some vertebrae, right humerus, and right femoral bone was noted on FDG-PET, whereas CT showed relatively high attenuation, and MRI showed hypointense lesions on T1- and T2-weighted imaging. A bone biopsy revealed mildly hypercellular bone marrow in the thoracic spine with FDG accumulation and markedly hypocellular bone marrow in the pelvic bone without an increased uptake...
April 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
P Tirumanisetty, D Prichard, J G Fletcher, S Chakraborty, A R Zinsmeister, A E Bharucha
BACKGROUND: Endoanal MRI and MR defecography are used to identify anal sphincter injury and disordered defecation. However, few studies have evaluated findings in asymptomatic healthy people. The effects of BMI and parity on rectoanal motion and evacuation are unknown. METHODS: In 113 asymptomatic females (age 50 ± 17 years, Mean ± SD) without risk factors for anorectal trauma, anal sphincter appearance, anorectal motion, and pelvic organ prolapse were evaluated with MRI...
March 2, 2018: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Rahel A Kubik-Huch, Michael Weston, Stephanie Nougaret, Henrik Leonhardt, Isabelle Thomassin-Naggara, Mariana Horta, Teresa Margarida Cunha, Cristina Maciel, Andrea Rockall, Rosemarie Forstner
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the Female Pelvic Imaging Working Group of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) was to develop imaging guidelines for MR work-up in patients with known or suspected uterine leiomyomas. METHODS: Guidelines for imaging uterine leiomyomas were defined based on a survey distributed to all members of the working group, an expert consensus meeting at European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2017 and a critical review of the literature...
February 28, 2018: European Radiology
Vahudin Zugor, Melanie VON Brandenstein, Ilgar Akbarov, Daniel Porres, Reinhard Kühn, Apostolos P Labanaris
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of endorectal magnetic resonance imaging (e-MRI), as a preoperative staging modality in the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis (LNM) in patients with prostate cancer (PCa). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, we analyzed data from N=168 patients who underwent radical prostatectomy (RP) between 2004 and 2013 at two tertiary medical centres. Prior to RP all patients underwent an e-MRI...
March 2018: Anticancer Research
Andrew Kaiser, Matthew S Davenport, Khaled S Hafez, Ajjai Alva, Jason J Bailey, Isaac R Francis
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether routine pelvic imaging is necessary during postoperative surveillance of pathologic T2-T4 renal cell carcinoma after nephrectomy for curative intent. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-institution cohort study with 603 subjects undergoing partial or radical nephrectomy of T2-T4 renal cell carcinoma with curative intent was conducted from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2015. Clinical and imaging (CT or MRI) follow-up findings were evaluated in a prospectively maintained registry to determine the timing and location of recurrent and metastatic disease...
February 28, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Yoshifumi Kadono, Takahiro Nohara, Shohei Kawaguchi, Renato Naito, Satoko Urata, Kazufumi Nakashima, Masashi Iijima, Kazuyoshi Shigehara, Kouji Izumi, Toshifumi Gabata, Atsushi Mizokami
OBJECTIVE: To assess the chronological changes in urinary incontinence and urethral function before and after radical prostatectomy (RP), and compared the findings of pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) before and after RP to evaluate the anatomical changes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 185 patients were evaluated for the position of the distal end of the membranous urethra (DMU) on a mid-sagittal MRI slice and for urethral sphincter function using the urethral pressure profilometry; they also underwent the abdominal leak point pressure test before RP and at 10 days and 12 months after RP...
February 28, 2018: BJU International
Tomohiro Tate, Yudai Fukui, Kenji Tomizawa, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi
BACKGROUND: The local recurrence of rectal cancer classifies 4 types, anterior, posterior, lateral compartment and anastomotic site. This study evaluates outcome of laparoscopic lateral lymph node dissection(LLND)against the lateral lymph node recurrence. METHOD: Five patients were diagnosed as the lateral lymph node recurrence and underwent laparoscopic LLND. We diagnosed the lateral lymph node recurrence by CT, MRI and PET-CT. All cases revealed abnormal uptake on PET-CT...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Safdar Shah, Muhammad Danial Ali Shah, Abeer Fatima, Fawad Nasrullah, Wajid Ali, Irfan Ahmed Gorya
We describe a case of a 26-year man with complaints of suprapubic pain and burning micturition for two weeks and intermittent hematuria for two months. On physical examination, there was palpable mobile pelvic mass measuring 10x10 cm. Both testes were palpable in the scrotum. CT scan abdomen revealed well-defined, soft tissue mass, about 11x10 cm between rectum and urinary bladder. Mass showed internal necrotic changes and enhancement along the walls. No calcification was seen. Exploratory laparotomy was done...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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