Frank Quattromani

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We present a case of herpes simplex encephalitis in an 8-year-old girl, in whom hyperintensity was detected on diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) while conventional MRI sequences were normal 1 week after the onset of neurological symptoms. This case is rare in that a child beyond the neonatal period with focal herpes simplex encephalitis had an abnormal DWI(More)
Tricho-dento-osseous (TDO) syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by abnormalities of hair, teeth, and bone. We report on a family that seems to illustrate further clinical heterogeneity in the TDO syndrome. Although variable expression of a single TDO gene cannot be ruled out, the manifestations observed in this and other reported(More)
The tricho-dento-osseous syndrome (TDO syndrome) involves morphologic abnormalities of hair, teeth, and skeleton. Clinical findings of the TDO syndrome are excessively curly (fuzzy) hair, enamel hypoplasia, and skeletal findings of a generalized pattern of osseous sclerosis. We report an autosomal dominant syndrome with similar hair and teeth morphology,(More)
The radiographic appearance of retrothymic pneumomediastinum is quite specific. The findings include elevation of the thymus away from other mediastinal structures with increased lucency beneath it, visualization of a radiodense line extending from the inferior pole of the thymus to the midportion of the heart, and tenting of the pericardium at the point of(More)
Six neonates receiving assisted ventilation developed loculated posterior mediastinal gas collections. Relation to other mediastinal structures localizes these gas collections to the infraazygous region, and the midline location distinguishes infraazygous pneumomediastinum from air within the pulmonary ligaments. Infraazygous pneumomediastinum does not(More)
Chest wall invasion by the Aspergillus organism is described in two patients with chronic granulomatous disease of childhood. This complication is usually a result of contiguous spread from pulmonary disease. In this report and a review of the three previously reported cases, the chest wall involvement was the initial indication of underlying lung disease.
A variety of surgical techniques is available for the closure of substantial velopharyngeal defects. While the use of the centrally based pharyngeal flap remains the cornerstone of surgical treatment, there are patients who have poor lateral pharyngeal wall (LPW) mobility. After surgery that uses a centrally based flap, the speech result in such patients is(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the accuracy of surgery residents in interpreting computed axial tomography (CT) scans of trauma patients as compared with attending radiologists. METHODS Residents listed injuries they identified on initial CT scans of trauma patients in a time-stamped computerized system before the official report becoming available. Head, chest,(More)
One hundred consecutive children with blunt esophageal foreign bodies were treated with a non-operative method of foreign body removal utilizing a Foley catheter. Dislodgement was successful in 98 children. There were no complications. Performed properly, the technique is rapid and safe. It precludes hospitalization and the slight hazards of endoscopy and(More)