Mycotic Aneurysm: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge
Joao Cruz, Lameiras R, Figueiredo F, Costa J, Lourenço R and Ramalho M
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: June 06, 2018
Mycotic or infected aneurysms (MA) are rare, accounting for only 1-3% of all arterial aneurysms, and usually affect major arteries. Visceral MA are the least frequent and most commonly involve the superior mesenteric artery. MA are associated with a high morbidity and mortality, estimated in 19% within 6 months of diagnosis despite surgical or endovascular intervention....
Do Pelvic Fractures in Elderly Occur without Trauma or Skeletal Disease?
David Collin and Jan H Gothlin
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 06, 2018
A study cohort of 418 patients examined by pelvic MRI for non-trauma reasons without osteoporosis or systemic disease was collected and independently reviewed by two musculoskeletal radiologists. There were 173 males with mean age of 67 years (range 50-92) and 245 females with mean age 66 (range 50-90). Overall mean age was 67 years (range 50-92). The patients were grouped according to age and gender. 170 patients were in the age interval 70-92. ...
Assessing Short Term Change in Carpal Bone Age Assessments by Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry
Jingmei Wang, Sun Yun and Tom V Sanchez
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 23, 2018
Bone age assessments are generally done using radiography of the hand and wrist to compare the child's maturity to known standards. While a valuable study, a traditional bone age study is not very reflective of short term change. DXA is proposed as able to more precisely reflect both absolute assessments and short-term changes in maturation. The current study compares radiographic with Norland bone age assessments to compare studies and sensitivity to change in boys and girls....
MR Imaging Features of Basal Cell Adenoma of the Parotid Gland: Differentiation from Pleomorphic Adenoma and Warthin Tumor
Ming-Wei Xie, Zi-Liang Cheng, Hai-Yan Wang, Guang-Zi Shi, Hui-Jun Hu, Zhi-Long Yi, Wan-Shao Lin and Zhuo Wu
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: May 04, 2018
Basal cell Adenoma (BCA) is an uncommon, benign epithelial tumor of the parotid gland, accounting for approximately 1%-3% of all parotid gland benign tumors. Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) and Warthin tumor (WT) are the other two most popular benign parotid gland tumors. BCA is the third most common benign parotid tumors, following WT and PA....
Acquired Lower Extremity Arteriovenous Malformation: A Rare Case in an Adult with End-Stage Alcoholic Liver Cirrhosis
Patrick J Chiarolanzio, Cristy N French, Nicole C Williams and Stephanie A Bernard
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: April 18, 2018
A 53-year-old male with end-stage alcoholic liver cirrhosis and portal hypertension presented with hepatic encephalopathy as well as painful ambulation due to a mass on the medial aspect of his knee. The mass was first noted several months prior, concomitant with his presentation of decompensated liver failure. As a part of the pre-transplant work-up, multimodality imaging evaluation of the medial knee mass was completed and revealed a high-flow vascularized soft tissue lesion....
Primary Intra-Articular Synovial Sarcoma of the Knee: A Report of Two Cases and Review of the Literature
Justin E Hellwinkel, Ryan P Farmer, Austin Heare, Joshua Smith, Nathan Donaldson, Michael Faddell and Travis Heare
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: January 24, 2018
Synovial sarcoma is a misleading term initially coined in reference to its pathological appearance that mimics synovium in its early stage of development. In reality, Synovial Sarcoma (SS) is a rare malignant neoplasm, which accounts for only 2.5 - 10% of all soft-tissue sarcomas. Peak incidence of SS occurs in the third decade of life, and 30% of cases occur in children and adolescents younger than 20 years of age. Although synovial sarcoma is more common in adults, it remains the second most c...