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Yue Yan, Jinzhong Yang, Sam Beddar, Geoffrey S Ibbott, Zhifei Wen, Laurence E Court, Ken-Pin Hwang, Mo Kadbi, Sunil Krishnan, Clifton Fuller, Steven J Frank, James N Yang, Peter A Balter, Rajat J Kudchadker, Jihong Wang
We developed a novel technique to study the impact of geometric distortion of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment planning.
 The measured 3D datasets of residual geometric distortion (a 1.5-T MRI component of an MRI linear accelerator system) was fitted with a second-order polynomial model to map the spatial dependence of geometric distortions. Then the geometric distortion model was applied to computed tomography (CT) image and structure data to simulate the distortion of MRI data and structures...
March 12, 2018: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Chiyoe Shirota, Takahisa Tainaka, Toshiki Nakane, Yujiro Tanaka, Akinari Hinoki, Wataru Sumida, Naruhiko Murase, Kazuo Oshima, Kosuke Chiba, Ryo Shirotsuki, Hiroo Uchida
BACKGROUND: Emergency rescue lung resection is rarely performed to treat congenital lung cysts (CLCs) in neonates. Many reports have described fetal CLC treatment; however, prenatal predictors for postnatal respiratory failure have not been characterized. We hypothesized that fetal imaging findings are useful predictors of emergency surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients with CLC who underwent lung surgery during the neonatal period in our hospital between January 2001 and December 2015...
March 8, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Christopher Hollen, Omer Suhaib, Aaron Farrow, Evgeny Sidorov
We present a case of an 82-year-old man with new-onset neuromyelitis optica (NMO) spectrum disorder, the treatment of which was complicated by a severe pre-existing prednisone allergy. His age caused much initial doubt about his diagnosis, and his corticosteroid allergy altered our management as we attempted to minimize risk to the patient. Our patient was a healthy 82-year-old, right-handed man who presented with sensory loss of the bilateral lower extremities and progressive, painless vision loss. MRI showed bilateral pre-chiasmatic optic nerve and optic chiasm enhancement, along with enhancement within the thoracic spinal cord from T3 to T7...
January 2018: Case Reports in Neurology
Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Thoracic spine cancer metastases is frequently the cause of neurological deficits. Despite the availability of diagnostics, delays in treatment are still quite common. The aim of this work is to analyze the reasons for delayed diagnostics and treatment, in patients with neurological deficits in the course of metastatic spine disease. METHODS: In our study patients medical data was analyzed from 2013 to 2015. The analysis covered the following aspects: symptoms of metastases, time of neurological deficits occurrence, where and when initial diagnostics were performed, time from diagnosis to proper surgical treatment in an oncological centre...
March 7, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
Vaishnavi Kundel, Maria Giovanna Trivieri, Nicolas A Karakatsanis, Phillip M Robson, Venkatesh Mani, Jorge R Kizer, Robert Kaplan, Zahi Fayad, Neomi Shah
PURPOSE: Evidence suggests that the inflammatory state of an atherosclerotic plaque is important in predicting future risk of plaque rupture. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of measuring plaque inflammation in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) utilizing advanced vascular imaging - hybrid positron-emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) with fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) tracer-before and after continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). METHODS: Patients with newly diagnosed moderate to severe OSA underwent baseline PET/MRI for assessment of vascular inflammation of the carotid arteries and thoracic aorta prior to initiation of CPAP...
March 5, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
Nilukshana Yogendranathan, H M M T B Herath, W D Jayamali, Anne Thushara Matthias, Aruna Pallewatte, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Spinal cord infarction is an uncommon condition. Anterior cord syndrome present with paraparesis or quadriparesis with sparing of vibration and proprioceptive senses. The common causes of anterior cord syndrome are aortic dissection and aortic surgical interventions. Spontaneous unruptured nondissected aortic aneurysms with intramural thrombus can rarely cause anterior cord infarctions. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of anterior spinal cord syndrome due to aneurysm of the thoracic aorta with a mural thrombus...
March 5, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Minhao Wu, Jiajia Su, Feifei Yan, Lin Cai, Zhouming Deng
RATIONALE: Skipped multifocal extensive spinal tuberculosis (TB) involving the whole spine is very rare. So far, only 3 cases have been reported. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a rare case of skipped multifocal extensive TB involving the whole spine of a 33-year-old Chinese male. The patient had been asymptomatic until his symptom was significantly aggravated, which caused him to have difficulty in walking and sleeping. The whole spinal computed tomography (CT) scan showed multifocal worm-eaten and osteolytic bony destruction spread over noncontiguous multilevel vertebral involvement in cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and sacral...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yu Zhang, Mingqin Zhu, Lifang Wang, Miao Shi, Hui Deng
RATIONALE: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is characterized by contiguous inflammatory lesions of spinal cord extending to ≥3 vertebral segments. The etiology of LETM is complicated, including various infection, autoimmune disease, and so on. Neuromyelitis optic spectrum disorder (NMOSD) is the most common cause of LETM. Several case reports have suggested the associations between NMOSD and pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). PATIENT CONCERNS: Patient 1, a 20-year-old woman who had a past history of PTB, presented with weakness, numbness, and pain in the limbs...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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
Yan-Qin Wang, Han Chen, Wu-Ping Zhuang, Hong-Lei Li
BACKGROUND: Combined central and peripheral demyelination (CCPD) is rare and has never been reported as a spectrum disease in Han Chinese population. OBJECTIVES: To study the clinical features of CCPD in Han Chinese patients. METHODS: Twenty-two CCPD patients were selected from 788 demyelination cases. We reviewed and compared the clinical manifestation, laboratory data, electrophysiological examination, MRI and the prognosis. RESULTS: CCPD patients presented with sensory disturbance (86...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
Cem Yilmaz, Fatih Aydemir
Nondysraphic intramedullary spinal cord lipomas are even rarer. We present a thoracic intramedullary lipoma which spontaneously decreased in size following surgical debulking. A 3-year-old girl was admitted to our department with complaints of back pain since 1 year and progressive difficulty in walking since 6 months. Her magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed T8-9 intramedullary mass showing increased signal intensity in both T1- and T2-weighted images. The patient was operated with a T8-9 laminoplasty and debulking, and internal decompression of the tumor was made...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
Chi Wan Koo, Tucker F Johnson, David S Gierada, Darin B White, Shanda Blackmon, Jane M Matsumoto, Jooae Choe, Mark S Allen, David L Levin, Ronald S Kuzo
The diaphragm is an unique skeletal muscle separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities with a primary function of enabling respiration. When abnormal, whether by congenital or acquired means, the consequences for patients can be severe. Abnormalities that affect the diaphragm are often first detected on chest radiographs as an alteration in position or shape. Cross-sectional imaging studies, primarily computed tomography (CT) and occasionally magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), can depict structural defects, intrinsic and adjacent pathology in greater detail...
February 27, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
Maureen A Mealy, Tai-Seung Nam, Santiago J Pardo, Carlos A Pardo, Nara L Sobreira, Dimitrios Avramopoulos, David Valle, Kathleen H Burns, Michael Levy
Objective: To identify genetic differences among siblings with a family history of idiopathic transverse myelitis (ITM). Methods: We compared whole-exome sequencing (WES) on germline samples from the 2 affected sisters with ITM with 3 of their healthy siblings. Results: The 2 sisters with ITM both had acute onset of sensory loss in the legs, weakness, and bowel/bladder dysfunction. The first developed ITM at age 15 years with a clinical nadir of complete paralysis, which slowly recovered over a few years...
February 2018: Neurology. Genetics
M Lacour, V Gilard, F Marguet, S Curey, A Perez, S Derrey
BACKGROUND: Spinal angiolipomas are rare epidural tumours that are usually revealed by chronic symptoms of medullar irritation. We report a case of acute paraplegia caused by spontaneous bleeding revealing a thoracic angiolipoma. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 17-year-old male patient with no previous medical history was admitted for acute onset of paraplegia with bladder retention and loss of sensation in the lower limbs, preceded by dorsal pain during the three previous days...
February 19, 2018: Neuro-Chirurgie
Michael Faloon, Nikhil Sahai, Todd P Pierce, Conor J Dunn, Kumar Sinha, Ki Soo Hwang, Arash Emami
BACKGROUND: Several studies have sought to address the role of routine preoperative MRI in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) undergoing deformity correction. Despite similar results regarding the prevalence of neuraxial anomalies detected on MRI, published conclusions conflict and give opposing recommendations. Lack of consensus has led to important variations in use of MRI before spinal surgery for patients with AIS. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: This systematic review and meta-analysis of studies about patients with AIS evaluated (1) the overall proportion of neuraxial abnormalities; (2) the patient factors and curve characteristics that may be associated with abnormalities; and (3) the proportion of patients who underwent neurosurgical intervention before scoliosis surgery and the kinds of neuraxial lesions that were identified...
February 21, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Ping Tian, Kai Jiang, Zhi-Qiang Cai, Yong-Tao Wang, Sheng-de Deng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate CT and MRI characteristics of primary spinal large B cell lymphoma. METHODS: CT and MRI data of 23 patients with primary spinal large B cell lymphoma confirmed by histopathology were retrospectively analyzed from March 2011 to August 2015. Among them, including 14 males and 9 females aged from 28 to 70 years old with an average of 53.4 years old. The clinical manifestation mainly focus on pain around spinal and minority peripheral nerve symptom...
December 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
I Swarup, P Derman, E Sheha, J Nguyen, J Blanco, R Widmann
Purpose: Previous studies have suggested an association between increased thoracic kyphosis and neural axis abnormalities in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). However, the basis for this finding is unclear, and this association has been mainly noted in retrospective studies on a non-consecutive series of patients. The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between thoracic kyphosis and neural axis abnormalities in patients with AIS. Methods: We studied a consecutive series of AIS patients treated with spinal fusion...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Children's Orthopaedics
Johan L Heemskerk, Moyo C Kruyt, Dino Colo, René M Castelein, Diederik H R Kempen
BACKGROUND: There is ongoing controversy about the routine use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) preoperatively in patients with presumed idiopathic scoliosis (IS). Routine MRI can help identify possible causes for the deformity and detect anomalies which could complicate deformity surgery. However, routine MRI increases health care costs significantly and may reveal mild variations from normal without clinical relevance, that can still lead to anxiety and influence decision making...
February 14, 2018: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
Tobias A Mattei
The author describes a case of a non-osteoporotic adult presenting with multilevel compression fractures at the apex of the thoracic kyphosis after strenuous rope jumping. MRI demonstrated diffuse bone marrow changes in the vertebral bodies with only a very small unilateral endplate fracture. Besides highlighting the oftentimes neglected role of repetitive sub-pathological axial load forces in traumatic spinal injuries, the observed imaging pattern substantiates previous experimental studies which demonstrated that under cyclic axial loading the initial damage occurs in the cancellous regions of the bone (with observation of microscopic/50-100 μM long cracks), ultimately leading to a reduction in its elastic modulus...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Jonathon P Fanning, Allan J Wesley, Darren L Walters, Andrew A Wong, Adrian G Barnett, Wendy E Strugnell, David G Platts, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is associated with a high incidence of cerebrovascular injury. As these injuries are thought to be primarily embolic, neuroprotection strategies have focused on embolic protection devices. However, the topographical distribution of cerebral emboli and how this impacts on the effectiveness of these devices have not been thoroughly assessed. Here, we evaluated the anatomical characteristics of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-defined cerebral ischemic lesions occurring secondary to TAVI to enhance our understanding of the distribution of cardioembolic phenomena...
March 2018: American Heart Journal
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