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Head and neck radiology

Petra Balogh, Rita Bánusz, Monika Csóka, Zsófia Váradi, Edit Varga, Zoltán Sápi
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a malignant tumor of mesenchymal origin and comprises the largest category of soft-tissue sarcomas both in children and adolescents. From a pediatric oncology point of view, RMS has traditionally been classified into alveolar (ARMS) and embryonal (ERMS) subtypes. The anatomical localization of the tumor may vary, but commonly involve the head/neck regions, male and female urogenital tract or the trunk and extremities. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report two challenging cases involving 17- and 9-years-olds males where diffuse and multiplex bone lesions suggested either a hematological disease or a primary bone tumor (mesenchymal chondrosarcoma)...
October 18, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Robert P Olympia, Robert Wilkinson, Jennifer Dunnick, Brendan J Dougherty, Debra Zauner
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to describe pediatric emergency department (ED) referrals from urgent care centers and to determine the percentage of referrals considered essential and serious. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between April 2013 and April 2015 on patients younger than 21 years referred directly to an ED in central Pennsylvania from surrounding urgent care centers. Referrals were considered essential or serious based on investigations/procedures performed or medications/consultations received in the ED...
October 8, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
A Zioła-Frankowska, M Dąbrowski, Ł Kubaszewski, P Rogala, A Kowalski, M Frankowski
The study was carried out to determine the content of mercury in bone tissue of the proximal femur (head and neck bone) of 95 patients undergoing total hip replacement due to osteoarthritis, using CF-AFS analytical technique. Furthermore, the investigations were aimed at assessing the impact of selected factors, such as age, gender, tobacco smoking, alcohol consumption, exposure to chemical substance at work, type of degenerative changes, clinical evaluation and radiological parameters, type of medications, on the concentration of mercury in the head and neck of the femur, resected in situ...
October 13, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Lilun Li, Bryan Ward, Margaret Cocks, Amir Kheradmand, Howard W Francis
OBJECTIVE: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is an idiopathic inflammatory condition that causes pseudotumor formation in single or multiple organs, including those of the head and neck. Temporal bone involvement is rare, with only 3 cases of unilateral temporal bone IgG4-RD described in the literature. We report the first known case of IgG4-RD of bilateral temporal bones and describe its clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. METHODS: The patient was a 52-year-old man with latent tuberculosis (TB) who presented with a 10-year history of bilateral profound hearing loss and vestibular dysfunction...
October 10, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
Tomohiro Mimura, Kanji Mori, Shin Itakura, Yuki Furuya, Taku Kawasaki, Shinji Imai
BACKGROUND: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is thought to be associated with hip osteoarthritis. We investigated the prevalences of radiologic deformities of the pincer, cam, and their combinations in Japanese hip joints using computed tomography (CT) according to the Japanese Hip Society diagnostic guideline for FAI. METHODS: Multi-slice CT images were evaluated. Pincer deformities were defined as: type 1: center-edge angle (CE) ≥40°; type 2: CE ≥ 30° and acetabular roof obliquity ≤0°; type 3: CE ≥ 25° and retroverted acetabulum...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
K Oqbani, M Chraïbi, N Harchichi, S Abbaoui
INTRODUCTION: Isolated parasitic swellings of the neck, particularly hydatid cysts, are rare, even in endemic countries. The aim of this study was to assess the epidemiological and clinical features and the diagnostic approach to head and neck hydatid disease. CASE REPORT: A 3-year-old boy was hospitalised for an isolated mass of the left side of the neck that had been gradually enlarging for one year. Neck ultrasound demonstrated a hypoechoic cystic structure on the lateral aspect of the neck, measuring 3...
October 4, 2016: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Joseph Scharpf, Michael Tuttle, Richard Wong, Drew Ridge, Russell Smith, Dana Hartl, Robert Levine, Gregory Randolph
This American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) consensus statement focuses on the detection and management of recurrent thyroid cancer. This document describes the radiologic approach to defining structural recurrent disease and the operative and nonoperative rationale in addressing identified structural disease to create equipoise in the personalized treatment strategy for the patient. The recommendations of this AHNS multidisciplinary consensus panel of the American Head and Neck Society are intended to help guide all multidisciplinary clinicians who diagnose or manage adult patients with thyroid cancer...
September 22, 2016: Head & Neck
N A Koontz, T A Seltman, S F Kralik, K M Mosier, H R Harnsberger
Radiologists have long relied upon the use of metaphoric imaging signs to attribute meaning to disease or anatomy-specific imaging patterns encountered in clinical imaging. Teachers of radiology often employ the use of such signs to help learners rapidly identify the typical appearance of various pathologies. Head and neck (H&N) imaging is no exception, and as a specialty that deals with uncommon pathologies and complex anatomy, learners and practising radiologists alike may benefit from this simplistic, pattern-based approach...
October 3, 2016: Clinical Radiology
Johanna M Meulepas, Anne M J B Smets, Rutger A J Nievelstein, Patrycja Gradowska, Jonathan Verbeke, Herma C Holscher, Matthieu J C M Rutten, Mariëtte Kieft, Cécile M Ronckers, Michael Hauptmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trends and patterns in CT usage among children (aged 0-17 years) in The Netherlands during the period 1990-2012. METHODS: Lists of electronically archived paediatric CT scans were requested from the Radiology Information Systems (RIS) of Dutch hospitals which reported >10 paediatric CT scans annually in a survey conducted in 2010. Data included patient identification, birth date, gender, scan date and body part scanned. For non-participating hospitals and for years prior to electronic archiving in some participating hospitals, data were imputed by calendar year and hospital type (academic, general with <500 beds, general with ≥ 500 beds)...
October 5, 2016: European Radiology
Joanna H Tu, Huy M Do, Viraat Patel, Kristen W Yeom, Joyce M C Teng
BACKGROUND: Sclerotherapy is one of the most commonly used minimally invasive interventions in the treatment of macrocystic lymphatic malformations (LMs). Several different sclerosing agents and injection protocols have been reported in the literature, each with varying degrees of success. The safety and efficacy of the treatments have not been evaluated comparatively in the pediatric population. METHODS: Chart review of pediatric patients with macrocystic/mixed head and neck LMs who underwent sclerotherapy using OK-432, doxycycline, or ethanolamine oleate at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford during 2000-2014...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Sagar Kansara, Diana Bell, Jason Johnson, Mark Zafereo
Inflammatory pseudotumor (IP) is an uncommon idiopathic lesion that often imitates malignancy clinically and radiologically. Inflammatory pseudotumors have been found to occur in various sites but rarely in the head and neck. The histopathology, imaging, and treatment of three unique cases of head and neck inflammatory pseudotumors are described in this case series. Patients in Cases 1 and 2 presented with right level II neck mass and left parotid tail mass, respectively. The patient in Case 3 presented with otalgia, jaw pain and trismus, and a left parapharyngeal space mass...
September 20, 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
Haim Gavriel, Ephraim Eviatar, Rani Abu Eta
BACKGROUND: Although hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is used to treat chronic radiation tissue injury, clinical evidence supporting its use in maxillary bone osteoradionecrosis (ORN) is lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to report our results of collected patient outcomes from a single center's large experience using HBOT to treat maxillary bone ORN. METHODS: From 1999 to 2015, 21 patients received treatment for maxillary bone ORN at our center. The medical records were retrospectively reviewed for the following variables: age, sex, comorbidities, tumor stage and site, previous surgery, previous radiotherapy or chemoradiation therapy, HBOT data, response to treatment and further management...
September 19, 2016: Head & Neck
Pia Järvenpää, Taru Ilmarinen, Ahmed Geneid, Petra Pietarinen, Teemu J Kinnari, Heikki Rihkanen, Johanna Ruohoalho, Mari Markkanen-Leppänen, Leif Bäck, Perttu Arkkila, Leena-Maija Aaltonen
Globus patients with normal ear, nose, and throat (ENT) status are a diagnostic challenge. The symptom may be long lasting and cause concern about malignancy, leading to possibly unnecessary further investigation. The aim of the study was to assess whether radiological examinations are useful in globus diagnostics, how often patients suffer from persistent globus, and whether globus patients with normal ENT status develop a malignancy during a follow-up. We reviewed medical records of all 76 globus patients referred to Helsinki University Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2009...
September 17, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Daniel Thomas Ginat, Nicole A Cipriani, Alixandra Purakal, Carrie Fitzpatrick, Kristen Paral, Thomas Krausz, Peter Pytel
Disseminated extrarenal malignant rhabdoid tumors of the head and neck are very rare, but aggressive tumors. Although the features on radiological imaging may be nonspecific, the imaging is useful for assessing the extent of tumor involvement. Key pathologic features are those of a cellular "blue cell tumor" with variable rhabdoid appearance. These cells express a combination of markers usually viewed as characteristic of diverse lines of differentiation, including EMA, cytokeratins, smooth muscle markers, and GFAP, and occasionally synaptophysin...
September 8, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
Shantiranjan Sanyal, Kahila Prasad, Lalendra Upreti, Umesh Chandra Garga
Lymphoproliferative malignancies constitute a wide spectrum of haematological malignancies and their prevalence is widely increasing. Non-Hodgkin lymphomas and Hodgkin disease, frequently involve extranodal soft tissue structures in the head and neck, thorax and abdomen. These malignancies may involve virtually any type of soft tissues to any extent; hence many different imaging manifestations are possible which may mimic other disorders. The imaging characteristics of extranodal lymphomatous soft tissue involvement are described and classified here according to the site of involvement in 6 cases (primary diseases with orbital, muscle, extra testicular, scalp, sinonasal and pachymeningeal/dural involvement)...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Laura Gart, Antoine M Ferneini
Endovascular techniques are essential for controlling acute head and neck bleeding that cannot be controlled by local or systemic measures. Detailed knowledge of the head and neck vascular anatomy, advances in catheterization techniques, and the availability of new embolic materials have improved the safety, efficacy, and predictability of these procedures. To improve patient safety, the oral and maxillofacial surgeon must be familiar with these techniques.
November 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Devang Odedra, Reza Nasirzadeh, Alexandre Menard
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September 7, 2016: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
Mihir S Wagh, Peter V Draganov
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Total aphagia from complete esophageal obstruction (CEO) can be seen in patients with head-neck or thoracic malignancies undergoing chemoradiation or surgery. Combined antegrade and retrograde endoscopy (via G-tube tract) is often performed for esophageal reconstruction but is limited by the length of the obstructed esophagus. We describe per-oral endoscopic tunneling for restoration of the esophagus (POETRE), for patients with longer segments of esophageal obstruction...
September 6, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Daria Almesberger, Francesco Manna, Gianni Franco Guarneri, Andrea Marchesi, Pier Camillo Parodi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study is to evaluate the vascular malformations of the head and neck. They are uncommon lesions, but some areas have a significant potential for fatality, due to their massive bleeding. The vascular anatomy of the nose carries a high recurrence rate, due to the unique characteristic of the nose, especially if deep vascular connection is present. METHODS: The present article describes 2 patients of nasal dorsum arteriovenous malformations, both using a combined procedure: preoperative selective embolization, en-bloc tumor resection, and reconstruction with a forehead flap...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Summyia Farooq, Afreen Nadaf, Ambreen Beigh, Mehnaaz Khuroo, Nazia Bhat, Naila Nazir
BACKGROUND: Renal clear cell carcinoma (RCC) accounts for about 3% of adult malignancies and about 90% of neoplasms of the kidney. It is most common in men aged 50 to 60 years old. RCC has different manifestations, including metastasis in uncommon sites and paraneoplastic syndromes. AIMS: To evaluate the clinicopathological pattern of RCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in the Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Srinagar...
May 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: JOMFP
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