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Use of diagnostic imaging studies for evaluation of pregnant patients with medical conditions not related to pregnancy poses a persistent and recurring dilemma. Although a theoretical risk of carcinogenesis exists, there are no known risks for development of congenital malformations or mental retardation in a fetus exposed to ionizing radiation at the(More)
The totally implantable catheter system has gained popularity as venous access when prolonged treatment is needed. Despite its frequent use, intravascular fracture and embolization of catheter fragments from implantable venous port-catheter systems present a rare but potentially life-threatening complication. Any implanted catheters should therefore be(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging characteristics of 40 tumors involving the parapharyngeal space and the upper part of the neck were reviewed. These lesions could be classified as being either hypervascular (glomus tumors or metastatic kidney, thyroid, or venous hemangiomas) or hypovascular (salivary gland tumors, neurogenic tumors, lymphomas, sarcomas).(More)
Malignant external otitis is an aggressive infection caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa that most often occurs in elderly diabetics. Malignant external otitis often spreads inferiorly from the external canal to involve the subtemporal area and progresses medially towards the petrous apex leading to multiple cranial nerve palsies. The computed tomographic (CT)(More)
We report on the appearance of parathyroid, thyroid, and cervical thymic cysts on computed tomography (CT) scans. The differential diagnostic considerations include thyroglossal and branchial cleft cysts, cystic hygromas, primary and metastatic tumors, dermoids, teratomas, choristomas, tracheoesophageal and cervical bronchogenic cysts, as well as cystic(More)
Three cases of surgically proved pseudotumor of the orbital apex with intracranial extension occurred. All demonstrated bony destruction. Varying degrees of ophthalmoplegia and visual loss were present in all three. Previous computed tomographic descriptions of the patterns of orbital pseudotumor have not included bone destruction. Further, intracranial(More)
Vascular lesions of the orbit may be classified on the basis of their natural history, growth pattern, and histologic composition as capillary hemangiomas, venous vascular malformations, venous lymphatic malformations, arterial and arteriovenous lesions, or neoplasms. Most follow a characteristic pattern of clinical development and have one or more specific(More)
Computed tomography of 16 spinal chordomas revealed lytic lesions, or lytic and blastic lesions, of 2 or more adjacent vertebrae and a fairly well-delineated soft tissue mass in 16 patients. Intravenous contrast enhancement revealed multiple zones of hypodensity in 5 tumors pathologically proved to contain areas of cystic degeneration. Invasion of the(More)