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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630831/unusual-presentation-of-mycetoma-of-the-foot-a-rare-case-report
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Amit Grover, Prashanth Nagaraj, Vinay M Joseph, Daksh Gadi
INTRODUCTION: Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection. It is caused by actinomycetes or fungi. It is common in tropical countries and males. Predisposing conditions include malnutrition, poor hygiene, history of trauma, wounds on barefeet, and systemic infections. Eumycotic mycetoma commonly involves lower extremities whereas actinomycosis affects the cervicofacial, thoracic, and abdominal regions. Mycetoma presents with a chronic indurated ulcerated plague with swelling and yellowish discharge of sulfur granules...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629561/multi-contrast-and-three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-aortic-wall-using-3t-mri
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Thomas Wehrum, Iulius Dragonu, Christoph Strecker, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Harloff
OBJECTIVES: To develop a 3D-multi-contrast MRI protocol allowing for high resolution imaging of the wall and of atheroma in the thoracic aorta. METHODS: Eleven healthy volunteers and eleven acute stroke patients with aortic plaques detected by TEE underwent MRI at 3T. The MRI-protocol consisted of a T1w-bright-blood, a T2w- and a PDw-black-blood sequence (spatial resolution=1.15mm(3)). Image quality was assessed by two blinded investigators using a 3-point score and intra- and inter-rater agreement was tested...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604833/chest-mri-under-pulsatile-flow-ventilation-a-new-promising-technique
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Catherine Beigelman-Aubry, Nicolas Peguret, Matthias Stuber, Jean Delacoste, Bastien Belmondo, Alban Lovis, Julien Simons, Olivier Long, Kathleen Grant, Gregoire Berchier, Chantal Rohner, Gabriele Bonanno, Simone Coppo, Juerg Schwitter, Mahmut Ozsahin, Salah Qanadli, Reto Meuli, Jean Bourhis
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the chest has long suffered from its sensitivity to respiratory and cardiac motion with an intrinsically low signal to noise ratio and a limited spatial resolution. The purpose of this study was to perform chest MRI under an adapted non invasive pulsatile flow ventilation system (high frequency percussive ventilation, HFPV®) allowing breath hold durations 10 to 15 times longer than other existing systems. METHODS: One volunteer and one patient known for a thymic lesion underwent a chest MRI under ventilation percussion technique (VP-MR)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603565/current-concepts-congenital-scoliosis
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Agnivesh Tikoo, Manish K Kothari, Kunal Shah, Abhay Nene
BACKGROUND: Congenital scoliosis is one of the 'difficult to treat' scenarios which a spine surgeon has to face. Multiple factors including the age of child at presentation, no definite pattern of deformity and associated anomalies hinder the execution of the ideal treatment plan. All patients of congenital scoliosis need to be investigated in detail. X rays and MRI of spine is usually ordered first. Screening investigations to rule out VACTERL (Visceral, Anorectal, Cardiac, Tracheo-esophageal fistula, Renal and Lung) abnormalities are required...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600662/mri-in-thoracic-tuberculosis-of-children
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Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Madhurima Sharma, Akshay Kumar Saxena, Joseph L Mathew, Meenu Singh, Niranjan Khandelwal
OBJECTIVE: To explore the utility of lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with thoracic tuberculosis (TB). METHODS: This prospective study of forty children (age range of 5 to 15 y) with thoracic TB was approved by the institutional ethics committee. Chest radiograph, lung MRI and computed tomography (CT) scan were performed in all children. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV) of MRI were calculated and kappa test of agreement was used to determine the strength of agreement between the MRI and CT findings...
June 10, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598294/open-versus-percutaneous-instrumentation-in-thoracolumbar-fractures-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-of-paravertebral-muscles-after-implant-removal
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Yves Ntilikina, David Bahlau, Julien Garnon, Sébastien Schuller, Axel Walter, Mickaël Schaeffer, Jean-Paul Steib, Yann Philippe Charles
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous instrumentation in thoracolumbar fractures is intended to decrease paravertebral muscle damage by avoiding dissection. The aim of this study was to compare muscles at instrumented levels in patients who were treated by open or percutaneous surgery. METHODS Twenty-seven patients underwent open instrumentation, and 65 were treated percutaneously. A standardized MRI protocol using axial T1-weighted sequences was performed at a minimum 1-year follow-up after implant removal. Two independent observers measured cross-sectional areas (CSAs, in cm(2)) and region of interest (ROI) signal intensity (in pixels) of paravertebral muscles by using OsiriX at the fracture level, and at cranial and caudal instrumented pedicle levels...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591865/reliability-and-accuracy-of-mri-laminar-angle-measurements-to-determine-intraprocedural-contralateral-oblique-view-angle-for-cervical-or-thoracic-interlaminar-epidural-steroid-injections-safety-before-accuracy
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Jatinder Gill, Thomas Simopoulos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 7, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580207/aortic-intramural-hemorrhage-a-distinct-disease-entity-with-mystery
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Yun Yu, Aihua Fei, Zengbin Wu, Hairong Wang, Shuming Pan
Aortic intramural hemorrhage (IMH) is one of the disease processes that comprise the spectrum of acute aortic syndrome (AAS) with clinical manifestations and a mortality rate similar to those of classic aortic dissection (AD). However, IMH should be considered as a distinct disease entity rather than a precursor to classic dissection because of differences in their pathology, etiology, natural history, and imaging findings. Multidetector computed tomography (CT) is recommended as the first-line diagnostic imaging modality for IMH, but transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are also helpful...
May 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578118/clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-following-fenestration-and-partial-wall-excision-of-idiopathic-intradural-spinal-arachnoid-cysts-presenting-with-myelopathy
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Vibhu Viswanathan, Sakthivel R Manoharan, Hyunwoo Do, Amy Minnema, Sophia M Shaddy, J Brad Elder, H Francis Farhadi
BACKGROUND: Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) with associated neurologic deficits are infrequently encountered. Various management strategies have been proposed with minimal data on comparative outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We describe the clinical and radiologic presentation as well as the outcomes of 14 surgically managed patients who presented with an ISAC and associated myelopathy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical course of consecutive patients presenting with neurologic deficits associated with idiopathic ISACs at our institution...
May 31, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578003/generating-level-dependent-models-of-cervical-and-thoracic-spinal-cord-injury-exploring-the-interplay-of-neuroanatomy-physiology-and-function
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Jared T Wilcox, Kajana Satkunendrarajah, Yasmin Nasirzadeh, Alex M Laliberte, Alyssa Lip, David W Cadotte, Warren D Foltz, Michael G Fehlings
The majority of spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur at the cervical level, which results in significant impairment. Neurologic level and severity of injury are primary endpoints in clinical trials; however, how level-specific damages relate to behavioural performance in cervical injury is incompletely understood. We hypothesized that ascending level of injury leads to worsening forelimb performance, and correlates with loss of neural tissue and muscle-specific neuron pools. A direct comparison of multiple models was made with injury realized at the C5, C6, C7 and T7 vertebral levels using clip compression with sham-operated controls...
May 31, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577449/thoracic-spinal-osteochondroma-a-rare-presentation-of-spinal-cord-compression
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David R Hansberry, Raghav Gupta, Arpan V Prabhu, Nitin Agarwal, Mougnyan Cox, Upasana Joneja, Mark T Curtis, James S Harrop, Adam E Flanders
Osteochondromas are the most common benign bone tumor typically seen in the appendicular skeleton and are rarely found in the spine. We present a case of an osteochondroma of the spine presenting with spinal cord compression. 27-year-old male presented with lower extremity weakness and paresthesia, decreased lower extremity sensation, and decreased proprioception. MRI showed a heterogeneous mass with minimal peripheral enhancement and without restricted diffusion. CT demonstrated a calcified mass extending from the left facet joint of T11-T12 with medial extension, resulting in severe central canal stenosis and cord compression...
May 29, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574884/comparative-analysis-of-three-imaging-modalities-for-evaluation-of-cervical-sagittal-alignment-parameters-a-validity-and-reliability-study
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Han-Dong Lee, Chang-Hoon Jeon, Nam-Su Chung, Heon-Ju Kwon
STUDY DESIGN: This was a radiologic validity and reliability study. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess the validity and reliability of measurements from standing lateral cervical radiography (XR), reconstructed midsagittal images of supine cervical computerized tomography (CT) scans, and supine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for evaluating C2-C7 distance (C27 SVA), C2-C7 Cobb angle (CL), T1 slope (T1S), thoracic inlet angle (TIA), and neck tilt (NT). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: XR is the gold standard imaging modality for measuring cervical sagittal alignment parameters...
June 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567220/should-we-check-the-routine-postoperative-mri-for-hematoma-in-spinal-decompression-surgery
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Hun-Kyu Shin, Hwa-Jae Jeong, Eugene Kim, Jai Hyung Park, Se-Jin Park, Yongun Cho
BACKGROUND: A postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is performed as a routine to assess decompression of the spinal cord as well as to evaluate postoperative complications. The purpose of this study is to analyze the efficacy of postoperative MRI for hematoma in spinal decompression surgery. METHODS: Between January 1, 2008 and January 31, 2015, 185 patients who underwent postoperative MRI after spinal decompression surgery were included in this study. We checked the history of the use of an anticoagulant or antiplatelet agent, withdrawal period, blood platelet count, and prothrombin time (international normalized ratio [INR])...
June 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556277/distribution-of-blood-flow-velocity-in-the-normal-aorta-effect-of-age-and-gender
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Julio Garcia, Roel L F van der Palen, Emilie Bollache, Kelly Jarvis, Michael J Rose, Alex J Barker, Jeremy D Collins, James C Carr, Joshua Robinson, Cynthia K Rigsby, Michael Markl
PURPOSE: To apply flow distribution analysis in the entire aorta across a wide age range from pediatric to adult subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In all, 98 healthy subjects (age 9-78 years, 41 women) underwent 4D flow MRI at 1.5T and 3T for the assessment of 3D blood flow in the thoracic aorta. Subjects were categorized into age groups: group 1 (n = 9, 5 women): 9-15 years; group 2 (n = 13, 8 women): 16-20 years; group 3 (n = 27, 14 women): 21-39 years; group 4 (n = 40, 11 women): 40-59 years; group 5 (n = 9, 3 women): >60 years...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554106/chest-wall-reconstruction-following-axillary-breast-augmentation-and-desmoid-tumor-resection-using-capsular-flaps-and-a-form-stable-silicone-implant-a-case-report-diagnosis-and-surgical-technique
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Alexandre Mendonça Munhoz, Ary de Azevedo Marques, José Ribas Milanez, Rolf Gemperli
INTRODUCTION: Chest desmoid tumors (CDT) are rare lesions characterized by fibroblastic proliferation from the connective tissue. Although CDT have been studied previously, no cases following subfascial transaxillary breast augmentation (TBA) have been described. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The authors describe a case of CDT in a 28-year-old woman one year after TBA, which presented as a painful and progressive mass in the lower-inner right breast quadrant. MRI showed a soft-tissue tumor (6×3×4cm) that affected the region of the right anterior costal margin, without signs of structural costal invasion...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553722/uncertainty-propagation-of-phase-contrast-mri-derived-inlet-boundary-conditions-in-computational-hemodynamics-models-of-thoracic-aorta
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Silvia Bozzi, Umberto Morbiducci, Diego Gallo, Raffaele Ponzini, Giovanna Rizzo, Cristina Bignardi, Giuseppe Passoni
This study investigates the impact that uncertainty in phase contrast-MRI derived inlet boundary conditions has on patient-specific computational hemodynamics models of the healthy human thoracic aorta. By means of Monte Carlo simulations, we provide advice on where, when and how, it is important to account for this source of uncertainty. The study shows that the uncertainty propagates not only to the intravascular flow, but also to the shear stress distribution at the vessel wall. More specifically, the results show an increase in the uncertainty of the predicted output variables, with respect to the input uncertainty, more marked for blood pressure and wall shear stress...
August 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547859/giant-cell-tumor-of-the-mobile-spine-occurring-in-pregnancy-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Kai Zheng, Ming Xu, Bing Wang, Xiu-Chun Yu, Yong-Cheng Hu
Giant cell tumor (GCT) is a benign, locally aggressive tumor that rarely occurs in the spine. They usually occur in patients between 20 and 40 years of age; some patients with GCT present in hospital with pregnancy. The management of these patients can be challenging. The current study reports a case of GCT located in the sixth thoracic vertebra of a 31-year-old female at 34 weeks of gestation. An osteolytic lesion, 3.5 cm × 3.5 cm in diameter, was identified on CT. An MRI test of the lesion revealed a soft tissue mass involving the T 6-7 vertebrae, extending to the right pedicle of the T 6 vertebra and causing significant spinal cord compression...
May 26, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542100/global-spinal-alignment-in-patients-with-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
#18
Go Yoshida, Abdulmajeed Alzakri, Vincent Pointillart, Louis Boissiere, Ibrahim Obeid, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Jean Marc Vital, Olivier Gille
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective radiographic analysis of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) OBJECTIVE.: To clarify the pathophysiology of CSM, and use the characteristic of global spinal alignment for determining the surgical strategy. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Radiographic evaluation of CSM, in general, comprises cervical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and regional cervical radiography, which cannot distinguish between cervical hyperlodorsis with spinopelvic compensation and cervical lordorsis with normal global alignment...
May 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
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Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533989/iatrogenic-spinal-subdural-extra-arachnoid-hygroma-following-uncomplicated-lumbar-decompression
#20
Benjamin D Elder, Wataru Ishida, Rory C Goodwin, Ali Bydon
Intradural spinal arachnoid cysts (ISACs) have been reported in the current literature as either an idiopathic disease or exceedingly rare sequelae after lumbar puncture, spinal trauma, or meningitis. Other studies have more appropriately termed the iatrogenic pathology as a spinal subdural extra-arachnoid hygroma (SSEH), as there is not often a clear cyst wall as in a true arachnoid cyst. However, to the best of our knowledge, none of the previous studies described an SSEH following uncomplicated posterior lumbar surgery, as they have previously involved clear durotomies during the initial operation...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
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