Helen T. Carty

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Evaluation of the child with suspected spinal injury can be a difficult task for the radiologist. Added to the problems posed by lack of familiarity with the normal appearances of the paediatric spine is anxiety about missing a potentially significant injury resulting in neurological damage. Due to differences in anatomy and function, the pattern of injury(More)
The radiology literature describing the injuries of child abuse is very extensive. Articles on the distribution of injuries and the way in which a diagnosis was reached are less frequent. This article represents the detailed analysis of a cohort of patients, suspected of being victims of abuse, referred to the authors. It necessarily reflects personal(More)
There have been many descriptions of the radiological features of non-accidental injury since John Caffey introduced the concept of inflicted injury and initially described some of the patterns of injury. Since then, our understanding of the radiologically detectable injuries has increased. This article provides a review of our current understanding of the(More)
The aim of the study was to examine the relationship between anastomotic leaks and the development of symptomatic anastomotic strictures after primary repair of oesophageal atresia (OA) with or without tracheo-oesophageal fistula (TOF) and the prognostic value of the anastomotic appearance on postoperative oesophagography. The records and X-ray films of 49(More)
GM2 gangliosidosis (Tay-Sachs disease) was diagnosed in 6- to 8-month-old pedigree Jacob lambs from two unrelated flocks presenting clinically with progressive neurological dysfunction of 10 day's to 8 week's duration. Clinical signs included hindlimb ataxia and weakness, recumbency and proprioceptive defects. Histopathological examination of the nervous(More)
Congenital abnormalities of the tracheobronchial tree are rare causes of recurrent chest infections in childhood. A case is described which shows some typical features of horseshoe lung. More detailed imaging revealed complete separation of the right and left pleural cavities and the malformation represents part of the sequestration spectrum. The case(More)
Chest wall mesenchymoma is a rare benign tumour arising from the ribs and occuring in infants, being usually present from birth. The few previously documented cases have been of solitary tumours. A 6-week-old infant presented with two separate lesions demonstrating specific radiological signs, and on isotope scanning with Technetium MDP a high uptake of the(More)
A persistent focal abnormality was observed in 157 (16%) electroencephalograms undertaken in 964 consecutive children with epileptic and non-epileptic seizures seen over one year. CT head scans were performed in 121 (77%) of the 157 children with a focus on the EEG; 26 (21%) showed an abnormality, and 21 (81%) of the abnormalities were localised. There was(More)