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Extramedullary plasmacytomas (EMPs) are localized plasma cell neoplasms that occur within the soft tissues; by definition they cannot occur within bone. They account for 1-2% of all plasma cell growths and have a great predilection for the upper respiratory tract, without specific manifestations. Males are more frequently affected during the fifth and sixth(More)
Cyst of the canal of Nuck is a rare cause of inguinal swelling in woman. We report a case of a cyst of the canal of Nuck in which sonography showed a tubular cystic structure with internal septae localized within the inguinal canal. Magnetic resonance examination demonstrated that the mass was hypointense on T1-weighted and hyperintense on T2-weighted(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to prospectively evaluate the effectiveness of computed tomography (CT) histogram analysis method in the differentiation of benign and malignant adrenal masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between March 2007 and June 2008, 94 patients (46 males, 48 females, age range: 30-79 years, mean age: 57.7 years) with 113 adrenal(More)
The Ewing's sarcoma family of tumors is an uncommon group of malignant neoplasms that may be located in both skeletal and extraskeletal regions. Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma (EES) is quite rare and predominantly involves the soft tissues of the trunk or the extremities. Herein, we report the case of a 19-year-old female patient who complained of left arm(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid dysgenesis is the most frequent cause of congenital hypothyroidism (CH), and its genetic basis is largely unknown. Hitherto, two mutations in the human thyroid transcription factor 2 (TTF-2) gene have been described in unrelated cases of CH with cleft palate, spiky hair, variable choanal atresia, and complete thyroid agenesis. Here, we(More)
Cardiac MR imaging to date has provided detailed information regarding cardiac structure and anatomy. Recent developments in imaging speed have broadened the applications of cardiac MR from the research laboratory to a wide variety of clinical applications involving assessment of both cardiac function and perfusion. In this review, we present methods used(More)
BACKGROUND The purposes of our study were to investigate the feasibility of diffusion-weighted imaging in the detection of malignant bladder tumors, with comparison to the high-resolution thin-section fast spin-echo (FSE) T2-weighted MRI, and also to compare the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of the bladder tumors with the surrounding(More)
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is being used with increasing frequency as a noninvasive alternative to diagnostic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). The aim of this pictorial review is to demonstrate the usefulness of MRCP in the evaluation of pancreatic and biliary system disorders. Because the recently developed techniques(More)
In this case report, we are presenting a 33 year-old pregnant woman who suffered from pelvic and coccygeal pain. Her medical examination and laboratory tests were found within normal limits. In order to explain her pain, initially a pelvic ultrasound was performed which revealed a huge hypoechoic cystic mass in the precoccygeal-presacral region. She then(More)