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Percutaneous core needle biopsy (PCNB) of musculoskeletal lesions can provide early and definitive diagnosis and guide decisions on management. The technique is less invasive than open biopsy and has a low complication rate. The purpose of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy and safety of image-guided PCNB of musculoskeletal lesions in(More)
A brother and sister from consecutive pregnancies had rigid and tightly adherent skin in association with generalized contractures, unusual facies, pulmonary hypoplasia, an abnormal placenta, and a short umbilical cord. Both died shortly after birth. Pathologic examination of the skin by light and electron microscopy showed structural abnormalities of the(More)
BACKGROUND Although the prenatal diagnosis of most fetal structural heart defects and dysrhythmias has been described, there is a paucity of information about cardiomyopathies (CMs) in prenatal life. METHODS AND RESULTS To determine the pathogenic mechanisms, hemodynamic findings, and outcome of fetal CM, we reviewed the fetal echocardiograms and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe clinical outcomes of a paediatric population with histologically confirmed lymphocytic myocarditis. DESIGN A retrospective review between November 1984 and February 1998. SETTING A major paediatric tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS 36 patients with histologically confirmed lymphocytic myocarditis. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Survival,(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal was to determine, in children with myocarditis, the frequency of various presenting symptoms and the sensitivity of clinical and laboratory investigations routinely available in the emergency department. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of all patients < 18 years of age who were diagnosed as having myocarditis at our(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe prenatal ultrasound and autopsy findings in fetuses with OEIS (omphalocele, bladder exstrophy, imperforate anus, spina bifida) complex. METHODS This was a retrospective study of the nine cases with OEIS complex diagnosed at our center using detailed fetal ultrasound during the last 10 years. We summarized the fetal ultrasound(More)
Plain abdominal radiography is the current standard imaging modality for evaluation of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Sonography is still not routinely used for diagnosis and follow-up, as it is not widely recognized that it can provide information that is not provided by plain abdominal radiography and that may affect the management of NEC. Like plain(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to assess the technical success and complication rate of sonographically guided percutaneous liver biopsies performed in infants under 1 year old at a tertiary pediatric center. MATERIALS AND METHODS Retrospective analysis of 65 biopsies performed in 61 infants between January 1999 and December 2003 was conducted.(More)
Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) consists of congenital scalp defects with variable limb defects of unknown pathogenesis. We report on two children with AOS plus additional features including intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), cutis marmorata telangiectatica congenita (CMTC), pulmonary hypertension (PH), intracranial densities shown in one case to be sites(More)