Alastair W Forrester

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The aim of the study was to assess population variation of the vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) insertion to the patella. Sixty-five magnetic resonance imaging studies and 18 cadaver specimens were studied. The VMO insertion was expressed as a percentage of patellar length. In the magnetic resonance imaging cohort, the mean insertion was 51% (range 13-95);(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a swimmer's view or supine (trauma) oblique views are more likely to visualise the lower cervical spine when a lateral view fails to show the cervicothoracic junction. DESIGN A prospective study comparing two 20 week periods. In the first phase the swimmer's view was performed as an additional view when the cervicothoracic(More)
Fifteen patients with extravalvular aortic root infection and associated infective endocarditis underwent urgent operation for this condition at Glasgow Royal Infirmary between 1977 and 1983. Four patients (26.7%) subsequently died between 1 and 68 months after operation. All patients underwent aortic valve replacement, with debridement or suture closure of(More)
To assess the value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the investigation of patients with suspected but nonproven vertebral metastases 45 consecutive patients referred in a 6 month period with known primary malignancy and back pain in whom an isotope bone scan was reported as equivocal were studied. All patients had abnormal isotope uptake localized to(More)
This study attempts to compare the endoscopic features of duodenitis with the histological characteristics. During a 12 month period, 98 patients undergoing fibreoptic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy had the endoscopic appearances of the duodenum classified on a three point scale of increasing severity of duodenitis. Multiple duodenal biopsies were then taken(More)
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