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The reliability of abdominal computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of varying degrees of small bowel obstruction (SBO) was evaluated by using results at enteroclysis and clinical outcome as standards of reference. A blinded retrospective analysis was performed of the studies of 55 patients who underwent both CT and enteroclysis in the course of(More)
OBJECTIVE We compare the reliability and define the role of plain film radiography and CT in the assessment of various severities of small-bowel obstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS A blinded retrospective analysis was done on 78 patients who underwent plain abdominal radiography, CT, and enteroclysis to assess for suspected small-bowel obstruction. The(More)
The radiologic findings on conventional examinations (plain films and cholangiograms) in a large group of patients with proven hepatobiliary tuberculosis are reviewed. The plain film findings of large “ chalky” and confluent hepatic calcifications or nodal-type calcifications along the course of the common bile duct are suggestive of hepatobiliary(More)
A simple rapid potentially life-serving aid in the treatment of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms by the use of a Fogarty no. 8 French catheter is presented. In five cases at high surgical risk, further bleeding was successfully controlled by occluding the aorta proximal to the site of the ruptured aneurysm, making operative procedure easier. Four of the(More)
Ultrasound guided drainage has been reported as a highly successful drainage procedure. Computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopy also have been cited as favorable imaging modalities for the treatment of pleural effusion. With its extreme sensitivity to fluid collections and rapid and accurate localization of fluid, real-time ultrasound has become the(More)
This report describes a patient with anemia and chronic diarrhea secondary to an ulcerating leiomyoma in a blind pouch. It emphasizes the clinical and radiologic difficulty in diagnosing focal lesions of the mesenteric small bowel and the need for a careful scrutiny of all segments of small bowel in a patient with unexplained anemia and diarrhea.
Forty-three knees in 43 patients were evaluated preoperatively with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Both menisci and cruciate ligaments subsequently were examined directly with arthroscopy. A grading scale was used to evaluate intrameniscal signal intensity and to predict the presence of meniscal tear using MR. Compared with arthroscopy, the sensitivity,(More)