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Other Radiology articles from the Musculoskeletal Imaging section Musculoskeletal Imaging

Calcific tendonitis of the tibialis posterior tendon at the navicular attachment by Luke Harries et al.

Published: 2011 June
Issue: 5(6) :: Pages: 25-30


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Abstract: Calcific tendinosis (tendonosis/tendonitis) is a condition which results from the deposition of calcium hydroxyapatite crystals in any tendon of the body. Calcific tendonitis usually presents with pain, which can be exacerbated by prolonged use of the affected tendon. We report a case of calcific tendinosis in the posterior tibialis tendon at the navicular insertion. The pathology is rare in the foot, and extremely rare in the tibialis posterior tendon, indeed there are only 2 reported in the published literature. This case report highlights the need to consider calcific tendinosis in the foot despite its rarity. If this diagnosis is considered early, appropriate investigations can then be requested and unnecessary biopsies, use of antibiotics and surgery can be avoided. We also discuss possible causes of calcific tendinosis in the tibialis posterior tendon, the role of imaging modalities and review treatment methods.


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Other Radiology articles from the Musculoskeletal Imaging section Musculoskeletal Imaging

Avascular Necrosis of the Capitate by Wosen Bekele et al.

Published: 2011 June
Issue: 5(6) :: Pages: 31-36


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Abstract: Avascular necrosis of the capitate is a rare entity. The most common reported etiology is trauma. We report a case of avascular necrosis of the capitate in a patient with chronic wrist pain that began after a single episode of remote trauma.


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Other Radiology articles from the Nuclear Medicine / Molecular Imaging section Nuclear Medicine / Molecular Imaging

Impact of geometric mean imaging in the accurate determination of partial function in MAG3 renal scanning in a patient with retroperitoneal mass by Mustafa Takesh* et al.

Published: 2011 June
Issue: 5(6) :: Pages: 9-17


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Abstract: Liposarcoma frequently occurs in the retroperitoneum and lower extremities, accounting for 20% of all mesenchymal malignancies. Liposarcomas vary by histology and can be classified into four types. Those four types are well differentiated, myxoid/round cell, pleomorphic and dedifferentiated. Due to retroperitoneal location of this tumor, it is expected to affect the kidney position. Renography has provided a unique tool for noninvasive evaluation of various functional parameters e.g. relative renal function. Most renography studies are carried out using the posterior view, under the assumption that the depths of both kidneys are similar so that the radiotracer counts in the region of interest will be attenuated to the same extent. Errors in estimation of the relative renal function may arise if the kidneys are at different depths e.g. secondary to a pushing tumor. Geometric mean imaging from combined anterior and posterior views helps to overcome this issue. This case shows the impact of geometric mean imaging in the truthful determination of partial function in patients with retroperitoneal liposarcoma.


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Other Radiology articles from the Neuroradiology section Neuroradiology

Plunging Ranula by Vivek Kalra et al.

Published: 2011 June
Issue: 5(6) :: Pages: 18-24


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Abstract: Plunging ranulas are rare cystic masses in the neck that are mucous retention pseudocysts from an obstructed sublingual gland. They "plunge" by extending inferiorly beyond the free edge of the mylohyoid muscle, or through a dehiscence of the muscle itself, to enter the submandibular space. Imaging demonstrates a simple cystic lesion in the characteristic location and can be used to delineate relevant surgical anatomy. Surgical excision of the collection and the involved sublingual gland is performed for definitive treatment. We present a case of plunging ranula in a 44 year old female who presented with a painless, slowly enlarged neck mass. Plunging ranulas should be considered in the differential diagnosis of cystic neck masses, specifically when seen extending over, or through, the mylohyoid muscle.


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Other Radiology articles from the General Radiology section General Radiology

Local recurrence and multi-organ metastasis of primary retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma in unusual locations after surgical resection by Hira Lal et al.

Published: 2011 June
Issue: 5(6) :: Pages: 1-8


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Abstract: We report a case of retroperitoneal leiomyosarcoma in a 52-year-old woman, who developed local recurrence, pulmonary, hepatic, peritoneal, pancreatic, subcutaneous and intramuscular metastases two years after surgical resection of the primary tumor. Metastasis to the pancreas, subcutaneous or muscular tissue is very rare; however, presence of a lesion in these locations in a known case of leiomyosarcoma might indicate a metastatic tumor deposit.


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Microscopic pathology, Conventional Radiography, Ultrasound, Computed Tomography, Table

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