Neuroblastoma: Radiological Diagnosis of a Case with Pulmonary Metastases
Yessoufou Bakary, Kouame N, Manewa S, Gaimou Ble P, Agoda A-K and N'Goan Domoua AM
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: December 23, 2015
Neuroblastoma is one of the most common malignant tumors in children. Its abdominal location is the most met (70%) giving an aspect of abdominal-pelvic mass. It raises a problem of differential diagnosis with wilms tumor with which it does not have the same treatment or the same prognosis. Hence the importance of a positive diagnosis and an accurate staging and monitoring of appropriate treatment for which medical imaging plays a major role. It is represented by plain film of the abdomen, ultras...
Assessment of Cervical Cancer Using Blood Oxygen-Level Dependent and Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Jessica B Robbins, Emily F Dunn, Kristin A Bradley, James J Brittin, Alejandro Munoz Del Rio and Elizabeth A Sadowski
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 2, 2015
Cervical cancer is the most common gynecological malignancy in the world, with more than 500,000 cases diagnosed per year. There is a marked disparity in disease incidence and mortality between developed and underdeveloped regions of the world with nearly seventy percent of cases occurring in underdeveloped regions. The annual incidence of cervical cancer in sub-Saharan Africa is 35/100,000 women with an annual mortality rate of 23/100,000 as compared to an annual incidence of 6.6/100,000 women ...
Emergency Embolization of a Rupture of the Left Colic Aneurysm
Domenico Lagana, Maria Petulla, Ierardi Anna, Gianpaolo Carrafiello and Oscar Tamburrini
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 25, 2015
This is a case report of an emergency embolization of a left colic aneurysm performed on a 72 year-old woman. The abdominal CTA scan showed a large retroperitoneal hematoma and an aneurysm of a branch of the inferior mesenteric artery. A selective angiography of the inferior mesenteric artery confirmed an aneurysm of the left colic artery. An endovascular ligation was performed with platinum microcoils. The 3-month follow-up confirmed the complete exclusion of the aneurysmatic vessel....
A Case of Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis after Radiofrequency Ablation of an Early Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Pierleone Lucatelli, Beatrice Sacconi, Emanuele Arcangelo d'Adamo, Carlo Catalano and Mario Bezzi
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 14, 2015
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is frequently used to treat small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), with similar outcome to surgery. The procedure is relatively safe, with low morbidity and mortality rates. The most common major complications are both intra-hepatic (bleeding, abscess and biliary injury) and extra-hepatic (peritoneal bleeding, gastrointestinal perforation, pleural effusion). We report a successfully managed case of spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) after RFA of a left liver lob...
Incidental Non-Cardiovascular, Non-Pulmonary Findings Identified in a Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening Population: Prevalence and Clinical Implications
Michal Klysik, David Lynch, Nicholas Stence and Kavita Garg
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: August 30, 2015
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Recently, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) demonstrated that, relative to chest x-ray, a 20% decrease in mortality was observed for high risk subjects screened with low dose chest CT. Chest CT unavoidably images non-cardiovascular, non-pulmonary organs such as thyroid, adrenals, liver, kidneys and other structures in the upper abdomen. Moreover, when utilizing a low dose screening-chest CT protocol, the images are often noisy an...
Unilateral Renal Cystic Disease: A Case Report of A Rare Disease and Review of Literature
Rushani T Samarakoon and Thamara Rajapakse
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 28, 2015
Unilateral renal cystic disease (URCD) is a rare entity with few reported cases. This condition is often misdiagnosed for other cystic renal diseases like autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, cystic dysplastic kidney disease and cystic nephroma. Nevertheless, this is a benign entity with a potential for good prognosis. Imaging features, supported by background clinical and biochemical findings, diagnosis of URCD is possible. A case of URCD is reported here, having diagnosed on imaging f...