Andries W. Zwamborn

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Fecal incontinence is a major medical and social problem. The most frequent cause is a pathologic condition of the anal sphincter. Endoanal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging allows detailed visualization of the normal anatomy and pathologic conditions of the anal sphincter. The hyperintense internal sphincter appears as a continuation of the smooth muscle of(More)
In a sample of 1190 children (574 boys and 616 girls), aged 6.8-10.7 years, bone mineral content was studied using quantitative röntgen microdensitometry (QMD) at the diaphyseal and the metaphyseal site of the left second digit. Percentile curves of bone mineral density was determined by skeletal age for boys and girls separately. Bone mineral content at(More)
PURPOSE To demonstrate the anatomy of the female pelvic floor with endovaginal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten healthy nulliparous volunteers (age, 22-26 years) underwent MR imaging with an endovaginal coil. Findings on endovaginal MR images in the volunteers were correlated with findings on endovaginal MR images and(More)
Sheet plastination is currently used to produce anatomical slices of different body structures, allowing one to study and teach their topography in an anatomically correct state. Correlation with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques gives more insight into their anatomy. Using two female cadaver pelvises CT and MRI were(More)
The careful evaluation of bony structure is important in the study of normal bone and bone disorders. This study describes bony structure as seen in the X-ray pattern of the phalanges of the hand using quantitative microdensitometry. Normalised scans of bony density show the regular and irregular distribution of the trabeculae. Two properties were(More)
This is an outline of a radiologic assessment of bone mineral measurements for diagnosis that is simple and low in cost. Bone mineral content equivalent values (BMCE) were determined of phalanges. Since phalanges have different dimensions the BMCE values per square millimeter surface area, bone mean mineral equivalent values (BMME) were determined. In(More)
A longitudinal study of bone changes in the mandible was conducted. Duplicate radiographs were taken at 3-month intervals with the use of a positioning instrument, which included an aluminum calibrating wedge. The in-duplicate values obtained over the investigation period made it possible to assess the precision of the method and to analyze effects that(More)
Anorectal diseases (e.g., fecal incontinence, perianal and anovaginal fistulas, anorectal tumors) require imaging for proper case management. Endoluminal magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has become an important part of diagnostic work-up in such cases. Optimal endoluminal MR imaging requires careful attention to patient preparation, imaging protocols, and(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility and safety of a variety of techniques for percutaneous jejunostomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Percutaneous jejunostomy was attempted on 53 occasions in 49 patients under US and fluoroscopic guidance. During the study period, thicker needles, Cope anchors, and intravenous glucagon were introduced to improve access, dilate, and(More)