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PURPOSE To determine the value of diffusion-weighted MRI for the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five consecutive patients with a clinical diagnosis of acute appendicitis underwent abdominal MRI; 39 were operated on for acute appendicitis. First, the diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) alone was reviewed, followed by(More)
Interrupted aortic arch is a rare congenital malformation of the aortic arch defined as a loss of luminal continuity between the ascending and descending portions of the aorta. In a simple interrupted aortic arch, only a ventricular septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus are observed. We present a rare complex form of type A interrupted aorta with an(More)
A 10-hour-old female infant presented with mild cyanosis and tachypnea. On physical examination, a cardiac murmur was not observed. A chest roentgenogram showed diffuse infiltrations with bilateral pleural effusion. Echocardiography revealed that the left atrium was hypoplastic, and none of the pulmonary veins were draining. There was a wide patent ductus(More)
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