Abdominal wall mass –MRI Approach
50 yr old lady presents for CEMRI with abdominal wall mass in USG with no history of trauma / fever / surgery.CEMRI shows – Large intense&heterogeneously enhancing altered signal intensity space occupying lesion involving left anterior parietes of abdominal wall extending from supraumbilical to pelvic region with areas of necrosis/ restricted diffusion /predominantly edematous signal components /rectus abdominis not separately identified / properitoneal fat stranding with no intraperitoneal extension / across midline /no definite skin ulceration /regional lymphadenopathy / air /MR demonstrable calcification / flow voids leading upto lesion-Not specific to etiology , however, infective or neoplastic etiology like desmoid tumor / lymphoma / pleomorphic sarcoma / giant cell tumor of tendon sheath / peripheral nerve sheath tumors / etc. is possible.Teaching points Submitted by Dr MGK Murthy, Dr GA PrasadTumor like lesions of abdominal wall –- Abdominal wall endometriosis -defined as endometrial tissue that is superficial to the peritoneum& is a common site of extrapelvic endometriosis that usually develops in a surgical abdominal scar like after caesarean section with typical presentation of female patient with cyclical pain from a solid mass in scar tissue with iso- to mildly hyperintense on T1W and T2W, with or without small foci of high signal i...
ConclusionsThis is the first demonstration that the value of pain follows a curvilinear function and is relative to the mean and standard deviation of competing monetary rewards. These new observations significantly contribute to our understanding of how pain is assigned value when making decisions between avoiding pain and obtaining rewards.
The early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were “plagued by confusion, fear, isolation, and discrimination” against those infected or at high risk, the President of the UN General Assembly reminded a commemorative meeting on Tuesday marking World AIDS Day – 40 years after the first cases were reported.
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ConclusionNeoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy with and without hyperthermia for retroperitoneal sarcomas is feasible and provided high local control of intermediate- and high-grade sarcoma.
The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy and feasibility of neoadjuvant concurrent chemoradiotherapy (cCRT) in selected grade 2–3 patients with limb or trunk wall STS, and to compare this schedule to a sequential approach combining neoadjuvant chemotherapy and adjuvant radiotherapy.MethodsWe retrospectively included patients who underwent neoadjuvant cCRT at two comprehensive cancer centers from 1992 –2016. We then compared these results to those of patients treated with preoperative chemotherapy and postoperative radiotherapy from a third comprehensive cancer center with a pr...
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“Myths and misconceptions” about HIV and AIDS continue to fuel stigma and discrimination in the workplace, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Tuesday.
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