Morphological variations of the maxillary sinus floor adjacent to periapical chronic injuries
Conclusions: Maxillary sinus floor affectation was associated with chronic periapical lesions >4 mm. The opacification or thickening of the sinus mucosa was not related with the periapical lesions.
We describe a case of aggressive progression of TA in an infant. This child was the youngest to be affected with the disease as reported in the literature. A 3.5-month-old boy presented with cyanosis of both legs, tachycardia and antithrombin III deficiency. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) revealed thrombosis of distal aorta and both iliac arteries. Thrombectomy was performed at the level of both common femoral arteries. In addition, thigh amputation of the left leg had to be performed. TA was diagnosed postmortem with thrombosis of the distal aorta, its branches and upper mesenteric artery which was not occluded on ...
CONCLUSION: Scintigraphy with Tc-99 DRBC is a reliable technique to diagnose splenosis and should be performed before using more invasive procedures are carried out. Splenosis should be considered as a possible differential diagnosis for a hepatic nodule in any patient with a history of abdominal trauma, previous splenectomy or atypical radiological features on imaging. PMID: 31966909 [PubMed]
CONCLUSION: Aortopexy offers an effective method of treating severe tracheomalacia due to vascular compression. PMID: 31971119 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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.
T-NHL are associated with an aggressive clinical course and poor outcomes. The role of PET-CT at the time of SCT (pre-SCT), BM biopsy, and peripheral blood (PB) flow cytometry have not been well investigated. We retrospectively analyzed 83 pts with T-NHL undergoing auto or allo SCT to determine the predictive value of pre-SCT PET-CT scan, BM and PB flow for relapse-free survival (RFS) and OS.
Recipients of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) are at significant risk for toxicity following the procedure. In these immunocompromised patients, infections frequently complicate the transplant course, adding to morbidity and mortality of this population. Therefore, clinicians often feel the need to screen patients for preexisting infections to reduce the risk of post-HSCT complications, for which computed tomography (CT) imaging of the sinuses, chest, and abdomen/pelvis is often performed.
Additional tools for risk-stratification of chronic graft vs. host disease (cGVHD) may enhance the established NIH consensus-based severity score. Radiographic body composition metrics arising from standardly performed CT-scans have previously shown significant association with treatment complications in other cancer populations. We aimed to characterize skeletal muscle (SM) and adiposity in cGVHD patients to discern potential association with subsequent mortality.
ConclusionsThe 10 s FPCT protocol yields a significantly better image quality than MDCT in imaging finer structures of the temporal bone.
Authors: Nardone V, Tini P, Pastina P, Botta C, Reginelli A, Carbone SF, Giannicola R, Calabrese G, Tebala C, Guida C, Giudice A, Barbieri V, Tassone P, Tagliaferri P, Cappabianca S, Capasso R, Luce A, Caraglia M, Mazzei MA, Pirtoli L, Correale P Abstract Immune checkpoint blockade is an emerging anticancer strategy, and Nivolumab is a human mAb to PD-1 that is used in the treatment of a number of different malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), kidney cancer, urothelial carcinoma and melanoma. Although the use of Nivolumab prolongs survival in a number of patients, this treatment is hampered b...
ConclusionThe surgical team is responsible for preventing this event by careful inspection of the surgical site using all the available methods and technology. Technology increases the safety but doesn’t accurately prevent the accidents. All causative human and technical factors must be addressed carefully.