Postmortem computed tomographic features in the diagnosis of drowning: a comparison of fresh water and salt water drowning cases

ConclusionsA lower density in the left atrium was observed in FWDCs compared to SWDCs. This finding may be helpful in differentiating between FWDCs and SWDCs.
Source: Japanese Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Most CPAFs identified on CCTA have a favorable prognosis. Observation with OMT is usually an appropriate strategy. Fistula size is a possible determinant for surgical treatment. PMID: 31606954 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2019Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic DisordersAuthor(s): Katherine L. Morrow, James Bena, Sean P. Lyden, Ezequiel Parodi, Christopher J. SmolockAbstractObjectiveInferior vena cava (IVC) filters have been commonly used to prevent pulmonary embolism in patients with deep vein thrombosis. However, IVC filters have been associated with risks, including IVC perforation, filter migration, fracture, and thrombosis. Filter retrieval has not always been successful. Our objective was to identify the factors associated with failure of retrieval of IVC filters.Meth...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractIt is unknown whether treatment in very early/early systemic sclerosis (SSc) can affect long-term outcomes. A case-based review was conducted (i) to assess the effect of rituximab (RTX) in very early SSc and (ii) to explore how many clinical trials in SSc targeted early disease and whether treatment of these patients led to better clinical outcomes. We identified cases of very early SSc from our department and performed a search in MEDLINE and Scopus databases for clinical trials in SSc during 2005 –2018. Two cases are reported where RTX was administered within 24 months from the appearance of Raynaud&rs...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionIt is difficult to distinguish amputation neuroma from malignant tumors because radiological findings of a neuroma mimic findings of malignancy. Intraoperative diagnosis is necessary to select an appropriate surgical procedure due to the difficulty of preoperative diagnosis.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsPhysicians should be alert of this tumor despite its rarity because diagnostic delays increase mortality. In this report, we summarize the features that differentiate PPAS from PE and the importance of imaging in diagnosing the tumor.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 October 2019Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral RadiologyAuthor(s): Şehrazat Evirgen, Halil Tolga Yüksel, Gökçe Yüksel, Barış Kaki, Kıvanç KamburoğluAbstractObjectiveTo identify the prevalence and radiological characteristics of intravertebral pneumatocysts (IVP), degenerative joint disease (DJD), and ponticulus posticus (PP) in the cervical spine using CBCT images. The correlations between the presence of these lesions, and the correlations of the lesions to patient age and sex, were also evaluated.Study DesignCBCT images obta...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe femoral tunnel positions created by the TT technique were significantly higher, with larger variance, than the TP technique in double-bundle ACL reconstruction, although the positions seemed to be within anatomical footprint. In addition, there were several cases in which femoral tunnels could not be created at the intended position by the TT technique.Level of evidenceI
Source: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
PP Batchala, PK RehmJournal of Postgraduate Medicine 2019 65(4):237-240 A 66-year-old female underwent preoperative evaluation for primary hyperparathyroidism. Ultrasound (US) neck and technetium (Tc)-99m-sestamibi planar scintigraphy were negative, but single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) demonstrated a tracer-avid retropharyngeal nodule compatible with parathyroid adenoma (PTA). A retrospective review of CT neck angiogram (CTA) and neck magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed 4 months earlier for stroke evaluation revealed arterial phase hyperenhancing retropharyngeal tissue, whic...
Source: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveMetabolic tumor volume (MTV) and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) are imaging parameters derived from 18F-FDG PET/CT that have been proposed for risk stratification of cancer patients. The aim of our study was to test whether these whole-body volumetric imaging parameters may predict outcome in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).MethodsSixty-five patients (45 men, 20 women; mean age  ± SD, 65 ± 12 years), with histologically proven NSCLC who had undergone 18F-FDG PET/CT scan before any therapy, were included in the study. Imaging parameters includin...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveQualitative interpretation in bone scan is often complicated by the presence of degenerative joint disease (DJD), especially in the elderly patient. The aim of this study is to compare objectively99mTc-MDP tracer uptake between DJD and osseous metastases of the spine using semi-quantitative assessment with SPECT SUV.MethodsBone scan with SPECT/CT using99mTc-MDP was performed in 34 patients diagnosed with prostate carcinoma. SPECT/CT was performed based on our institutional standard guidelines. SUVmax based on body weight in 238 normal vertebrae visualized on SPECT/CT was quantified as baseline. A total of ...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
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