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We describe the technique of percutaneous vertebroplasty using methyl methacrylate. We injected under the guidance of CT and fluoroscopy a group of 10 patients with back pain caused by a variety of vertebral lesions including severe osteoporosis (n = 4), hemangiomas (n = 5) and metastasis (n = 1). Over varying periods of follow-up (ranging from 4 to 17(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate transient ShearWave elastography of the normal Achilles' tendon. PATIENTS AND METHODS The Achilles' tendon of 30 normal subjects were prospectively assessed using a Rubi V1Sq prototype (Supersonic Imagine). Quantitative elastography maps displayed in kilopascals with a scale of 0 to 600kPa were generated from transverse and(More)
Aortic dissection (AD) is a disease with a high-risk of mortality. Late deaths are often related to complications in nonoperated aortic segments. Between 1984 and 1996, we retrospectively analyzed the data of 109 patients with acute AD (81 men and 28 women; average age 61 +/- 14 years). All imaging examinations were reviewed, and a magnetic resonance(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous injection of ethanol was evaluated in terminally ill cancer patients with painful osteolytic bone metastases treated previously without success by radiation or chemotherapy and conventional pain therapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS Twenty-five patients with 27 bone metastases in various locations underwent one to three instillations of(More)
The increasing use of computed tomography in evaluating patients with acute abdominal pain has revolutionized the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction in adults. Computed tomography is incontestably the most useful and powerful tool to make positive, topographic, and etiologic diagnoses of small bowel obstruction. Good knowledge of some key signs and(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe morphologic abnormalities and signs of patellar lateral femoral friction syndrome (PLFFS) detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Prospective study of 56 knees (21 patients and 30 controls) studied by 3Tesla MRI. Comparative analysis of clinical data, quantitative and qualitative imaging criteria in a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the CT findings that can help to differentiate small-bowel obstruction (SBO) due to adhesive bands from SBO caused by matted adhesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS CT scans of 67 consecutive patients with adhesive SBO caused by either surgically confirmed adhesive bands or matted adhesions were analyzed. CT(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic inguinal neuralgia involving ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerves is a frequent complication of surgical procedures involving a lower abdominal incision such as hernia repair, appendicitis surgery, or cesarean sections. Chronic inguinal neuralgia is a very painful condition and diagnosis can be challenging as it is an overlooked(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to evaluate the accuracy of CT for differentiating small-bowel bezoar from small-bowel feces in cases of small-bowel obstruction (SBO). CONCLUSION In cases of SBO, although some CT features of bezoars and small-bowel feces overlap, a well-defined mass mottled with gas bubbles associated with an encapsulating wall,(More)