Evaluating the role of ultrasound in chest trauma: Common complications and computed tomography comparative evaluation

ConclusionChest ultrasonography has significant value for diagnosing complications of blunt and penetrating chest trauma with acceptable sensitivity and high specificity, particularly for pleural lesions and rib fractures. Ultrasound overcomes the difficulties involved in radiological examinations of small children and uncooperative patients.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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ConclusionCongenital piriform sinus fistula is an important cause of deep neck abscess in children. The presence of purulent gas-liquid equilibrium or air shadow in cervical-enhanced computed tomography or ultrasound suggests a high possibility of the presence of an internal fistula, and endoscopic low temperature ablation can be done at the same time as the diagnostic endoscopy.ResumoIntroduçãoA fístula congênita do seio piriforme é uma doença relativamente rara na prática clínica; a maioria se manifesta na infância; entretanto, os médicos geralmente t&ec...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion: It may be employed either alone or in combination with cryotherapy, existing chemotherapy, bypass surgery or radiations to achieve the optimal results in these patients. Nevertheless, there is a need to formulate a uniform dose and procedure to achieve homogeneity and develop references for clinical practices. PMID: 31977258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2020Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional RadiologyAuthor(s): Yumei Yang, Yanfang Zhang, Yumin Wu, Jibing Chen, Bing Liang, Quanhong Chen, Qiuyu Wang, Jialing Lyu, Yong Li, Feng Mu, Duanming DuAbstractPurposeTo evaluate the efficacy and safety of percutaneous argon-helium cryoablation (CA) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) abutting the diaphragm (
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our survey suggested a fairly uniform treatment paradigm for cervical cancer brachytherapy, with a progressive shift from 2D to 3D image-based parameters for planning, with persistence of point A based prescription. Further efforts are needed to augment and ease this transition. PMID: 31969910 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Contemp Brachytherapy Source Type: research
In this study, we propose such a procedure (laparoscopic ligation of splenic vessels, L-LSV) for the treatment of HS in children and investigate its effectiveness and feasibility.Materials and methodsA total of 17 children with HS who underwent the L-LSV at our hospital between May 2015 and Apr 2018 were enrolled in the current study. All patients were followed-up for 3 –38 months (mean 19.8 months). The volume of spleen was preoperatively and postoperatively measured using the AW VolumeShare5. The size of functional spleen and the condition of splenic infarction were evaluated using ultrasound and computed...
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionComputed tomography is considered the gold standard in diagnosing a spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula, and it should be considered as a differential diagnosis for any abscess that is evident in the abdominal wall.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
The majority of doctors will tell you that there is nothing you can do to reverse fatty liver and that health problems such as cirrhosis and liver failure may be in your future that they will address with the awful “solution” of liver transplant. The truth is the opposite: fatty liver is easily and readily reversible in virtually everybody, provided you take action before irreversible changes take place and are given the right information and tools. In this video, I discuss the three basic phenomena that drive fat deposition, liver damage, and inflammation that lead to this condition: Carbohydrate consumption ...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open bowel flora carbohydrates carbs Inflammation NAFLD nash triglycerides undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: This study provides an initial guideline for researchers from both fields, that is, medicine and engineering. The analyses are shown and discussed in detail through images. This paper shows the significance of image processing platform for tumor detection automation. PMID: 31964329 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Medical Imaging Reviews - Category: Radiology Tags: Curr Med Imaging Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Ruiz Rebollo ML, González Obeso E, Burgueño Gómez B, Santos Fernández J Abstract A 75-year-old male was referred due to dysphagia and iron-deficiency anemia. An upper endoscopy was performed which revealed a friable mass at 30 to 37 cm from the incisors, consistent with esophageal malignancy. However, the pathology only demonstrated granulation inflammatory tissue. An endoscopic ultrasound exam showed a 2-3 cm esophageal wall thickening with a 1.5 cm lymph node, which was staged as a T2-3 N1 esophageal tumor. A CT-scan also identified a 7.5 cm esophageal malignancy surrounded by...
Source: Revista Espanola de Enfermedades Digestivas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Rev Esp Enferm Dig Source Type: research
ConclusionsIsolated falciform and round-ligament inflammation and necrosis is a rare condition that is difficult to diagnose because it can present mimicking a wide variety of intra-abdominal pathologies, particularly gallbladder pathologies. It is often best treated by laparoscopic resection. Unlike prior reports, our review of the literature, which is the largest that we know of to date, shows that males and females are equally affected. Greater awareness of this entity will aid in future diagnosis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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