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Papadimitriou Georgios - - 2011
INTRODUCTION: This is a report of two male patients (35 and 54 years old, respectively) admitted to our surgical department with signs of small-bowel obstruction. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Diagnostic workup with plain abdominal radiographs and, more specifically, computed tomography suggested the possibility of bowel rotation. In order to exclude any possibility of ...
Yang Shih-Hung - - 2011
Hydrocephalus presenting with movement disorder is very rare, especially in children. We present the case of a 16-year-old boy who presented with bilateral intention tremor and slowed speech as a result of obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a tectal glioma. Treatment with endoscopic third ventriculostomy improved his symptoms. We review the ...
Lecoindre Patrick - - 2011
Chronic idiopathic large bowel diarrhea (CILBD) is a descriptive diagnosis reached by exclusion of the most common diseases associated with chronic large bowel diarrhea. The most important features of irritable bowel syndrome in people are reviewed. The authors report 19 new cases of CILBD that they compare with 37 cases ...
Balamoun Hany - - 2011
The occurrence of intussusception in adults is rare, accounting for less than 5% of all cases of intussusceptions and almost 1%-5% of bowel obstruction. The condition is found in less than 1 in 1300 abdominal operations and 1 in 100 patients operated for intestinal obstruction. The child to adult ratio ...
Wludarski Sheila Cristina Lordelo - - 2011
Perineuriomas are rare tumors composed of cells resembling those of the normal perineurium. It usually occurs in subcutaneous, soft-tissue or intraneural locations. Very few reports in the literature have described perineuriomas in the gastrointestinal tract, including the stomach, colon and jejunum. We report the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical features of a ...
Singh Deepak Kumar - - 2011
A 43-year-old male presented with 3-month history of low-grade fever and headache. Radiological investigations revealed unilateral hydrocephalus. Unilateral obstruction of the foramen of Monro due to chronic tubercular ependymal inflammation was suspected and endoscopic septostomy was planned. Though ventriculo-peritoneal shunt is a simple method to treat hydrocephalus, complications related to ...
Vallicelli Carlo - - 2011
Emergency surgery of the small bowel represents a challenge for the surgeon, in the third millennium as well. There is a wide number of pathologies which involve the small bowel. The present review, by analyzing the recent and past literature, resumes the more commons. The aim of the present review ...
Mitroi Mihaela - - 2011
Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of Morgagni ventricle (saccule) in direct communication with the laryngeal lumen. Symptoms are not characteristic: hoarseness, dyspnea, foreign body sensation and cough. Sometimes it is presented as cervical swelling causing airway obstruction and need an emergency tracheotomy. In this paper, we report a case of ...
Falidas Evangelos - - 2011
Multiple diverticulosis of jejunum represents an uncommon pathology of the small bowel. The disease is usually asymptomatic and must be taken into consideration in cases of unexplained malabsorption, anemia, chronic abdominal pain or discomfort. Related complications such as diverticulitis, perforation, bleeding or intestinal obstruction appear in 10-30% of the patients ...
Kumar Pankaj - - 2011
This is the case report of a 14-year young female who was diagnosed with solitary bone plasmacytoma (SBP) of proximal tibia and was treated by local involved field radiotherapy. We present the clinical, radiological and pathological findings of the case and review of the available treatment options and prognosis of ...
Lins Muriel - - 2011
Endotracheal intubation obviously may be life-saving, but it may also lead to complications, including those related to damage of the airways. Superficial damage of the trachea at the site of the endotracheal cuff may trigger the formation of an obstructive fibrinous tracheal pseudomembrane (OFTP). Shortly after extubation, this clot, consisting ...
Veldt Bart J - - 2011
Intramural hematoma of the small intestine is a complication of anticoagulant treatment with an estimated incidence of 1 case per 2500 anticoagulated patients per year. Patients may present with signs of small bowel obstruction or, in case of a ruptured hematoma, with upper gastrointestinal tract hemorrhage and hypovolemic shock. Case ...
Marcus Esther-Lee - - 2010
This paper describes a rare complication of enteral feeding, esophageal obstruction due to feeding formula bezoar, and reviews the published cases. An attempt to re-insert the nasogastric tube in a chronically ventilated 80-year-old female fed via a nasogastric tube with Jevity(®) failed. An esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed an 18 cm-long concretion of ...
Kiu A - - 2010
To assess compliance with regulation 7(8) of Ionizing Radiation Medical Exposure Regulations (IRMER) 2000 legislation amongst non-radiologists reporting radiographs in a large district general hospital. A prospective review of 100 consecutive radiography request cards from five different departments undertaking their specialty radiograph reporting were collected over 4 weeks. The requests ...
Masoodi I - - 2010
We describe the clinical scenario in an 80 year old female who presented with history of epigastric discomfort and postprandial fullness of three weeks duration without any alarming symptoms. On upper GI endoscopy she was found to have gastric polyp with a long stalk which was partially obstructing her pyloric ...
Panda S - - 2010
The diagnosis of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) requires a high index of suspicion owing to the wide spectrum of clinical manifestations. Amongst the different presentations, radiological evidence of subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) often leads to diagnostic errors. Between March 2005 and December 2007, 233 patients with CVST were reviewed at ...
De Filippo M - - 2011
This study evaluated the appropriateness and accuracy of 500 radiology requests and their matched reports in order to identify recurring errors in both areas. A randomly chosen sample consisting of 167 computed tomography (CT), 166 ultrasonography (US) and 167 radiographic examinations were collected and analysed according to national referral guidelines ...
Appelboam R - - 2010
We report a case of severe sand aspiration in association with near-drowning, which led to respiratory failure secondary to the acute respiratory distress syndrome, necessitating mechanical ventilation, repeated therapeutic bronchoscopic lavage, and a stay in the intensive care unit that exceeded one month.
Donoghue John J Medicines in Mental Health Ltd, Liverpool, UK, and School of Pharmacy and Chemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, - - 2010
Abstract Purpose. The use of benzodiazepines remains a source of controversy. Some prescribers believe that they are beneficial and espouse their use; others regard their risk:benefit ratio as too adverse for any but occasional use. This review considers these viewpoints based on the appropriate literature. Survey. The recent English-language literature ...
Hart J L - - 2010
Speech recognition reporting was introduced in our institution to address the significant delay between report dictation and the appearance of a typed report on the Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS). We report our experience of a "total" implementation of a speech recognition reporting (SRR) system, which became the sole ...
Ramadhan Anwar - - 2010
We have reported a case of triple mental foramina at the right side of the premolar region, which was discovered during reposition and ostheosynthesis of a mandible fracture. A review of the literature, was performed which disclosed no previous clinical cases reported but an incidence of 1.2% of triple foramina ...
Toros Sema Zer - - 2010
An aberrant internal carotid artery (AICA) is a rare vascular anomaly. Misdiagnosis may lead to massive hemorrhage or other life threatening complications during even a minor surgical procedure of the tympanic membrane or middle ear. Knowledge of this rare entity is essential to any surgeon who undertakes myringotomy and middle ...
Wu Andrew S - - 2011
Radiology reports contain information that can be mined using a search engine for teaching, research, and quality assurance purposes. Current search engines look for exact matches to the search term, but they do not differentiate between reports in which the search term appears in a positive context (i.e., being present) ...
Yam Benjamin - - 2009
We report the radiology and pathology findings on a patient with an incidental posterior mediastinal ganglioneuroma and review the literature on this uncommon tumor.
Alkim Canan - - 2009
Esophageal manometry is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of achalasia. The manometric features proposed for diagnosing classic achalasia are incomplete relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter and aperistalsis in the body of the esophagus. Atypical achalasia cases have been reported that do not have the characteristic manometric features of ...
Procop Gary W - - 2009
Paragonimus species are highly evolved parasites with a complex life cycle that involves at least three different hosts, i.e., snails, crustaceans, and mammals. The adult forms of Paragonimus species reside and mate in the lungs of a variety of permissive mammalian hosts, including humans. Although human paragonimiasis is uncommonly encountered ...
Grieve F M - - 2010
Unlike hospital-based clinicians, general practitioners (GPs) lack direct contact with radiologists, and the radiology report is usually the sole method of communication from the radiologist to the GP. It is important to gain feedback regarding what GPs perceive as a good-quality radiology report, especially in the current climate of competition ...
Sangwaiya Minal Jagtiani - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to determine the frequency of discrepancies in side of findings (side discrepancies) in the body and the impression sections of radiology reports. In addition, we determined the frequency of corrected side discrepancies between radiology reports and images in a larger database of radiology ...
Kocdor Mehmet Ali - - 2009
The carcinoma frequency of clinically and radiologically negative pathologic nipple discharges (PNDs) and the optimum management strategy of these cases are still unclear. In this study, the frequency of cancer and the situation of the classic surgical intervention in patients with PND and invisible mammographic and ultrasonographic results are reviewed. ...
Rastogi Rajul - - 2009
Pachydermoperiostosis (PDP) or primary hypertrophic osteoarthropathy is a rare syndrome with diverse radiological and clinical features. Though the diagnosis can be made on the basis of the classic clinical and radiological features, it is often missed due to variable presentations. A case of PDP that presented with dental complaints and ...
Ganeshan Dhakshina - - 2010
Cerebral venous thrombosis is a relatively uncommon but serious neurological condition. It can have disastrous consequences if not diagnosed and treated promptly. It can be missed on initial presentation clinically as well as radiologically unless there is high level of suspicion. This pictorial review is intended to bring an increased ...
Sodhi Kushaljit Singh - - 2009
We report a case of unilateral multifocal mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall diagnosed on radiologic imaging, which was proven at surgery and histopathology. To the best of our knowledge, only 3 cases of unilateral multifocal mesenchymal hamartoma of the chest wall have been reported previously in literature in children.
Jawad Noor - - 2009
Biliary cystadenomas are rare, potentially malignant neoplasms of biliary origin. Presentation is usually with vague and non-specific symptoms. Here, we describe an unusual case of biliary cystadenoma in a woman presenting with acute onset obstructive jaundice and review the relevant literature of 26 such cases reported over the last two ...
Thwin May - - 2009
The Lund-MacKay score (LMS) is the standard for communicating radiological extent of chronic rhinosinusitis in research. However, retrospective analyses are often hindered by a substantial lack of radiological data. Calculating LMS from radiologists' reports may overcome this but has not been formally validated. Twenty South Australian and 20 Texan patients ...
Dönmez Halil - - 2008
Idiopathic calcification of the intervertebral disc is a rare condition in childhood, of unknown etiology. Calcifications are occasionally discovered on routine radiological examination, or on investigation of nonspecific symptoms such as neck pain, torticollis, fever, and radiculopathy. We report a case of a 7-year-old boy with intervertebral disc calcification. Clinical ...
Halcomb Elizabeth J - - 2008
Background  Many acute care facilities report endemic methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), while others describe the occurrence of sporadic disease outbreaks. The timely implementation of effective infection control measures is essential to minimise the incidence of MRSA cases and the magnitude of disease outbreaks. Management strategies for the containment and control ...
Park Jin-Young - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Although there would seem to be a logical relationship between radiolucency around the suture anchor and clinical result in Bankart repair, the correlation has not been demonstrated so far. HYPOTHESIS: Knotless suture anchor is a viable alternative for arthroscopic Bankart repair, but postoperative radiologic findings of radiolucency around anchors ...
Ward E - - 2009
Thrombin is a naturally occurring coagulation protein that converts soluble fibrinogen into insoluble fibrin and plays a vital role in the coagulation cascade and in turn haemostasis. Thrombin also promotes platelet activation. In the last few years, there has been a rapid increase in the use of thrombin by radiologists ...
Bhatia Rohit - - 2008
A case of visual hallucination, headache and left hemiparesis is reported. The patient had a history of recurrent attacks of similar semiology for the previous 15 years. MRI brain revealed a cortical hyperintensity on T2W, FLAIR and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in the right cerebral hemisphere with a normal ADC ...
Wan S - - 2008
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is an idiopathic histiocytic proliferation affecting the lymph nodes. Isolated intracranial RDD is rare and usually appears as a well-defined, dural-based lesion without lymphadenopathy. The clinical and radiological features of intracranial RDD are similar to meningioma. Histopathology and immunohistochemistry are essential for a definitive diagnosis. This is ...
Hurlen Petter - - 2009
This study aimed to determine how clinicians adapted to and utilized new routines for accessing radiology reports after the integration of an electronic patient record (EPR) with a radiology information system (RIS). Activity-related data describing the availability and receipt of radiology reports were collected from the EPR and the RIS ...
Halsted Mark J - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to describe the development, launch, and outcomes studies of a paperless workflow management system (WMS) that improves radiology workflow in a filmless and speech-recognition environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The WMS prioritizes cases automatically on the basis of medical and operational acuity factors, automatically ...
Bruins Benjamin - - 2008
Aberrant or anomalous anatomy is an under appreciated risk for venous thromboembolic events (VTE). Five adolescents with VTE and predisposing anatomic abnormalities are presented. In three cases, knowledge of the underlying anatomic abnormalities resulted in changes in treatment and management. In two other cases, failure to consider or correct the ...
Cardin A L - - 2008
Antopol-Goldman lesions are extremely rare and are characterized by subepithelial hematoma in the renal pelvis. There have been at least 28 case reports in the literature, with all being diagnosed histologically after partial or total nephrectomy for a presumed malignancy. We report the first case in the literature to be ...
Moghazy K M - - 2008
Osteosarcoma of the talus is extremely rare and only few cases have been reported in the literature. We present a case of a 33 years old male who presented with painful swelling of his left ankle joint. He underwent several radiological diagnostic modalities which showed osteolytic lesion in the posterior ...
Al-Mudaffer Mudaffer - - 2008
The absence of a definitive genetic test for the autosomal recessive condition Schinzel-Giedion syndrome is a significant handicap to the recognition of this disorder. Radiological features have been an important aspect of many of the published cases. In a series of six cases, we now establish a consistency among many ...
Versaci Antonino - - 2008
The case of a giant sigmoid diverticulum complicated by a volvulus of the bowel is reported. After an exhaustive literature review, the Authors analyse the aetiopathogenetic, physiopathological and clinical aspects of this rare condition, considering its diagnostic and therapeutic implications. The Authors describe surgical problems and therapeutic management, pointing out ...
Erinjeri Joseph P - - 2009
The aim of this study is to develop a secure, Google-based data-mining tool for radiology reports using free and open source technologies and to explore its use within an academic radiology department. A Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant data repository, search engine and user interface were created to ...
Travis William D - - 2008
RATIONALE: The 2002 American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias identified nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) as a provisional diagnosis. Concern was expressed that NSIP was a "wastebasket" category, difficult to distinguish from other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias. OBJECTIVES: The following questions were addressed: (1) Is idiopathic NSIP a ...
Oyinloye O O - - 2008
BACKGROUND: Osteogenesis imperfecta is an inherited disease where the basic pathology is of defective collagen. It is a rare disorder with a reported incidence of 1/25000-1/30000. Four variants are recognized clinically, of which type II is the most severe form. Clinically the hall marks of the disease are multiple fractures ...
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