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Computed tomographic arthrography in the assessment of osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8162677     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eleven cases of osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow are reviewed. Computed tomography (CT) accurately identified the abnormality, its extent and its precise location. Computed tomographic arthrography (CTA) allowed accurate delineation of the overlying cartilage in all cases, identifying cartilage defects in four patients, fissuring in two and cartilage thinning in a further two. In those patients who had plain CT, four were shown to have loose bodies, one of which was obscured by contrast medium at subsequent CTA. Two further patients with loose bodies were identified using CTA alone. The possible relevance of these findings to management is discussed.
P Holland; A M Davies; V N Cassar-Pullicino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical radiology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0009-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Radiol     Publication Date:  1994 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-26     Completed Date:  1994-05-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306016     Medline TA:  Clin Radiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.
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MeSH Terms
Arthrography / methods*
Cartilage, Articular / radiography
Elbow Joint / radiography*
Osteochondritis Dissecans / radiography*,  therapy
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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