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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910227/preoperative-computed-tomography-diagnosis-of-non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-in-patients-with-esophageal-carcinoma
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Zhong-Xi Niu, Hang Zhang, Long-Qi Chen, Hui Shi, Jun Peng, Li-Wei Su, Wei Li, Bo Xiao, Shu He, Hong-Xu Yue
BACKGROUND: The non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare but potentially serious anomaly that is commonly associated with the aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA). It is easy to damage during surgical resection of esophageal cancer, leading to severe complications. METHODS: Preoperative enhanced thoracic computed tomography (CT) scans of 2697 patients with esophageal carcinoma treated in our hospital between January 2010 and December 2013 were examined...
December 2, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909659/reliability-of-the-planned-pedicle-screw-trajectory-versus-the-actual-pedicle-screw-trajectory-using-intra-operative-3d-ct-and-image-guidance
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Catherine A Miller, Charles G Ledonio, Matthew A Hunt, Farhan Siddiq, David W Polly
BACKGROUND: Technological advances, including navigation, have been made to improve safety and accuracy of pedicle screw fixation. We evaluated the accuracy of the virtual screw placement (Stealth projection) compared to actual screw placement (intra-operative O-Arm) and examined for differences based on the distance from the reference frame. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of prospectively collected data was conducted from January 2013 to September 2013. We evaluated thoracic and lumbosacral pedicle screws placed using intraoperative O-arm and Stealth navigation by obtaining virtual screw projections and intraoperative O-arm images after screw placement...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909282/-coronary-artery-revascularization-with-v-composite-saphenous-veins-graft-in-a-bad-ascending-aorta-report-of-a-case
#3
Makoto Shirakawa, Yosuke Ishii, Yasuhiro Kawase, Shunichiro Sakamoto, Yasuo Miyagi, Tetsuro Morota, Takashi Nitta
A 77-year-old male with many comorbidities underwent off pump coronary artery bypass grafting. A severely atherosclerotic ascending aorta was revealed by preoperative computed tomography(CT) and epiaortic echography during operation. Therefore, V-composite saphenous vein grafting was adopted for non left anterior descending artery (LAD) coronary lesions in addition to left internal thoracic artery-left anterior descending artery bypass grafting. He was discharged with no complications and all grafts were confirmed to be patent by postoperative CT...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906944/the-safety-of-ct-guided-epidural-steroid-injections-in-an-older-patient-cohort
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Andrew J Fenster, Kevin Fernandes, Alan L Brook, Todd Miller
BACKGROUND: Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) are a common method for treating lower back pain, which is one of the most prevalent health-related complaints in the adult US population. Although the safety of CT-guided ESIs has been extensively studied in adults, there is limited data concerning the procedure's safety profile in an older patient population. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective study analyzed safety data among a single-center cohort of patients > 65 years-old who received one or more CT-guided interlaminar ESIs from 2012 to 2015...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906470/retrospective-evaluation-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-for-tumor-staging-in-dogs-with-primary-appendicular-osteosarcoma
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Jessica L Talbott, Sarah E Boston, Rowan J Milner, Amandine Lejeune, Carlos H de M Souza, Kelvin Kow, Nicholas J Bacon, Jorge A Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whole body computed tomography (CT) for staging canine appendicular osteosarcoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs diagnosed with appendicular osteosarcoma (n=39). METHODS: Medical records for client-owned dogs diagnosed with appendicular osteosarcoma from August 2008 to July 2014 were reviewed. Dogs were included if they had a confirmed diagnosis of appendicular osteosarcoma and were staged using whole body CT...
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904004/delayed-diagnosis-of-blunt-carotid-trauma-in-a-seat-belt-syndrome-with-associated-abdominal-wall-injury-a-case-report
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Savino Occhionorelli, Dario Andreotti, Daniela Tartarini, Lorenzo Cappellari, Rocco Stano, Lucia Morganti, Giorgio Vasquez
: The aim of this case report is to be aware of occult carotid lesions in thoracic- abdominal trauma because, carotid artery injury consequent to blunt trauma is rare, affecting less than 1% of patients as reported in literature. A 45-years-old female, involved in a traffic accident, arrived to Emergency Room hemodynamically stable, with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 15, complaining abdominal pain, without any neurological signs. She underwent Computed Tomography (CT) scan that showed a complete disruption of left abdominal wall muscles, associated with massive bowel loops herniation...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903251/prevalence-and-distribution-of-ossification-of-the-supra-interspinous-ligaments-in-symptomatic-patients-with-cervical-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-of-the-spine-a-ct-based-multicenter-cross-sectional-study
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Kanji Mori, Toshitaka Yoshii, Takashi Hirai, Akio Iwanami, Kazuhiro Takeuchi, Tsuyoshi Yamada, Shoji Seki, Takashi Tsuji, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Mitsuru Furukawa, Soraya Nishimura, Kanichiro Wada, Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Katsushi Takeshita, Atsushi Kimura, Masahiko Abematsu, Hirotaka Haro, Tetsuro Ohba, Masahiko Watanabe, Hiroyuki Katoh, Kei Watanabe, Hiroshi Ozawa, Haruo Kanno, Shiro Imagama, Zenya Ito, Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Masashi Yamazaki, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura, Atsushi Okawa, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi
BACKGROUND: Supra/interspinous ligaments connect adjacent spinous processes and act as a stabilizer of the spine. As with other spinal ligaments, it can become ossified. However, few report have discussed ossification supra/interspinous ligaments (OSIL), so its epidemiology remains unknown. We therefore aimed to investigate the prevalence and distribution of OSIL in symptomatic patients with cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). METHODS: The participants of our study were symptomatic patients with cervical OPLL who were diagnosed by standard radiographs of the cervical spine...
December 1, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902957/giant-pedunclated-lipoma-of-the-esophagus-a-case-report
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Naohiro Taira, Hidenori Kawasaki, Akiko Koja, Tomonori Furugen, Yasuji Oshiro, Eriko Atsumi, Takaharu Ichi, Kazuaki Kushi, Tomofumi Yohena, Tsutomu Kawabata, Masanao Saio, Naoki Yoshimi
INTRODUCTION: Although Esophageal lipoma is extremely rare and pathologically benign, surgical excision of the lipoma is recommended when symptomatic or uncertain biological behavior. In general, some of the esophageal lipoma has a stalk. The pedunclated non-invasive tumor can be removed by stalk ligation, which is either endoscopic or surgical approache. Therefore, the preoperative evaluation is essential. We herein present a case of a huge esophageal lipoma. CASE REPORT: A 82-year-old man, with a wet cough and dyspnea for 6 months, who had the huge mass that almost completely occupied the esophageal lumen, was referred to our institution for the treatment...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901387/quantification-and-characterization-of-pleural-fluid-in-healthy-dogs-with-thoracostomy-tubes
#9
Germaine C Hung, M Casey Gaunt, Joseph E Rubin, Gregory S Starrak, Sherisse A Sakals
OBJECTIVE To quantify and characterize pleural fluid collected from healthy dogs after placement of a thoracostomy tube (TT). ANIMALS 8 healthy Coonhound-cross dogs (mean ± SD weight, 27.2 ± 1.6 kg). PROCEDURES Thoracic CT of each dog was performed before placement of a TT and daily thereafter for 7 days. Thoracic fluid volume was calculated from CT images. Effusion was aspirated when detected; volume was recorded, and cytologic analysis and bacterial culture were performed. RESULTS Mean ± SD volume of pleural effusion detected by CT was 1...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900714/is-there-asymmetry-between-the-concave-and-convex-pedicles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-ct-investigation
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Colin M Davis, Caroline A Grant, Mark J Pearcy, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Maree T Izatt, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine characterized by deformities in the sagittal, coronal, and axial planes. Spinal fusion using pedicle screw instrumentation is a widely used method for surgical correction in severe (coronal deformity, Cobb angle > 45°) adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves. Understanding the anatomic difference in the pedicles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is essential to reduce the risk of neurovascular or visceral injury through pedicle screw misplacement...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896665/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-by-the-paralaminar-in-plane-approach-using-a-microconvex-array-transducer-methodological-utility-based-on-anatomical-structures
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Yasuko Taketa, Taro Fujitani, Yumi Irisawa, Satoko Sudo, Kazushi Takaishi
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the analgesic feasibility of paralaminar in-plane (PL) approach for ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (USG-TPVB). As the needle trajectory was expected to be closely affected by the distance from the skin to the lamina-transverse process junction (LTPJ), we examined the correlativity between them on computed tomography (CT) or ultrasonography. METHODS: Thirty-two patients undergoing thoracotomy were recruited. We measured the distances between the skin and LTPJ using preoperative CT (S-L) and procedural ultrasonography (US-L)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894786/mr-angiography-can-guide-ed-management-of-suspected-acute-aortic-dissection
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Gary X Wang, Sandeep S Hedgire, Thang Q Le, Jonathan D Sonis, Brian J Yun, Michael H Lev, Ali S Raja, Anand M Prabhakar
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection is typically evaluated with computed tomography angiography (CTA). However, the feasibility of using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the ED is unclear. This study examined the indications and outcomes of MRA in suspected aortic dissection evaluation in the ED. METHODS: An IRB approved review identified patients who underwent MRA in the ED for acute thoracic aortic dissection from January 2010 to June 2016. Demographics, clinical assessment, CTA contraindications, outcomes, and ED disposition were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889903/a-case-report-hemothorax-caused-by-rupture-of-the-left-atrial-appendage
#13
Hiroaki Oizumi, Kenji Suzuki, Hironobu Hoshino, Takahiro Tatsumori, Hideomi Ichinokawa
Cardiac rupture is defined as a full-thickness myocardial tear; this injury after blunt chest trauma is rare, and is associated with high mortality. Blunt cardiac rupture typically presents with either cardiac tamponade or massive hemothorax, and is often unrecognized in the context of blunt chest trauma. It is a little known fact that pericardial effusions can decrease due to pericardial lacerations. Hence, cardiac rupture with pericardial lacerations may be easily overlooked especially by chest surgeons. We herein report a case of hemothorax caused by rupture of the left atrial appendage...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888429/inappropriateness-of-diagnostic-imaging-examinations-in-the-inpatient-setting-a-case-study-research
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Ettore Squillaci, Francesca Bolacchi, Jacopo Scaggiante, Francesca Ricci, Luca Pugliese, Alberto Bergamini, Francesco Garaci, Roberto Floris
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to audit the clinical appropriateness of the prescriptions of whole body CT (WB-CT), PET-CT and chest X-rays (CXRs) performed at Tor Vergata University Hospital in the inpatient setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: WB-CT, PET-CT and CXRs examinations were retrospectively analysed in the period between January and December 2014. CXR examinations were divided into bedside CXRs and traditional CXRs. The appropriateness of the examinations was defined according the American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria...
November 25, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885082/the-size-specific-dose-estimate-ssde-for-truncated-computed-tomography-images
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Choirul Anam, Freddy Haryanto, Rena Widita, Idam Arif, Geoff Dougherty
The purpose of this study is to investigate truncated axial computed tomography (CT) images in the clinical environment and to produce correction factors for abdomen, thoracic and head regions based on clinical data, in order to accurately predict the water-equivalent diameter (DW) and size-specific dose estimate (SSDE). We investigated axial images of 75 patients who underwent CT examinations. Truncated axial images were characterized by the truncation percentage (TP). Correction factors were calculated by using the value of DW for a certain TP (truncated image) divided by the value of DW for TP = 0% (the non-truncated image)...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884684/factors-related-to-late-false-lumen-enlargement-after-thoracic-stent-graft-placement-for-type-b-aortic-dissection
#16
Alessandro Gasparetto, Kwang Bo Park, Saher S Sabri, Auh Whan Park, Alan H Matsumoto, John Fritz Angle
PURPOSE: To evaluate significant factors related to delayed aortic false lumen (FL) enlargement in patients who have undergone thoracic stent-graft placement for type B aortic dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 62 patients (45 male, 17 female) aged 26-80 years (mean age, 58.1 y) who underwent thoracic endovascular aortic repair for type B aortic dissection at a single institution between January 2005 and May 2015. Mean age of aortic dissections was 5...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881158/evaluation-of-daily-patient-positioning-for-radiotherapy-with-a-commercial-3d-surface-imaging-system-catalyst%C3%A2
#17
F Walter, P Freislederer, C Belka, C Heinz, M Söhn, F Roeder
BACKGROUND: To report our initial clinical experience with the novel surface imaging system Catalyst™ (C-RAD AB, Sweden) in connection with an Elekta Synergy linear accelerator for daily patient positioning in patients undergoing radiation therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the patient positioning of 154 fractions in 25 patients applied to thoracic, abdominal, and pelvic body regions. Patients were routinely positioned based on skin marks, shifted to the calculated isocenter position and treated after correction via cone beam CT which served as gold standard...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879569/the-azygous-vein-is-at-potential-risk-of-injury-from-mal-positioning-of-left-thoracic-pedicle-screw-in-thoracic-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-patients
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Jun Jiang, Bang-Ping Qian, Yong Qiu, Bin Wang, Yang Yu, Ze-Zhang Zhu
STUDY DESIGN: A computed tomography (CT) study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the changed position of azygous vein in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) patients and to analyze the potential risk of injury of azygous vein from thoracic pedicle screw placement in these patients. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It has been widely recognized that the anatomic positions of structures adjacent to the vertebrae may change in AIS patients. To date, no study had evaluated such change of azygous vein in AIS patients...
November 22, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873766/incidental-finding-of-giant-pericardial-lipoma
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Handi Salim, Dhakshinamurthy Vijay Anand, Richard Watkin, Luke Tapp
We describe a patient with an incidental finding of a large mass adjacent to the heart detected on a screening CT scan. The differential diagnosis included primary and secondary tumours of the heart. Subsequent investigation with trans-thoracic echocardiogram and cardiac MRI confirmed a diagnosis of a giant pericardial lipoma, one of the common benign primary cardiac tumours.
November 21, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872645/traumatic-lung-herniation-following-skateboard-fall
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Dafney L Davare, Chauniqua Kiffin, Rafael Sanchez, Seong K Lee, Eddy H Carrillo, Andrew A Rosenthal
Lung herniation (LH) is a rare clinical entity involving the protrusion of lung outside the thoracic cage. It has a variety of etiologies and clinical presentations, making diagnosis difficult. We present a case of a 20-year-old male who reported pleuritic pain after falling from a skateboard. Evaluation through computed tomography (CT) scanning of the chest revealed an anterior lung hernia associated with rib fractures. This case emphasizes the need for clinicians to include lung herniation in the differential diagnosis of patients with trauma and inexplicable or persistent pulmonary issues...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
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