Ioannis A. Tsitouridis

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The variations of vessels arising from the aortic arch are numerous. The purpose of the present study is the description of the aortic arch branches’ variations, in order to offer useful data to anatomists, radiologists, vascular, neck and thorax surgeons. In addition, literature has been reviewed so as to enable a comparison of our results with those of(More)
Horseshoe kidney (HSK) is the most common renal fusion, which is characterized by three anatomic anomalies: ectopia, malrotation and vascular changes. Patients with HSK are prone to a variety of complications, genitourinary and non-genitourinary. In this paper, the anatomy of HSK is delineated with a great emphasis on its blood supply. After reviewing the(More)
PURPOSE The pancreas is an unusual but occasionally favored site for metastases in patients with advanced malignancy. The pivotal role of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examination in detecting the pancreatic mass and providing guidance to obtain a definitive tissue diagnosis is emphasized in this study. MATERIALS AND(More)
Clinical complications resulting from unevenly iron accumulation in individual organs of patients with beta-thalassemia major can affect both expectancy and quality of life. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers a quantitative, noninvasive, accurate method for estimating iron levels in various tissues, not easily accessible with other techniques. The aim(More)
BACKGROUND Popliteal artery entrapment is an uncommon clinical entity that occurs due to compression of the popliteal artery by adjacent muscle and tendinous structures. Early diagnosis should be established through a combined approach of careful physical examination and history-taking, duplex ultrasonography, and CT angiography. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients with congenital growth hormone deficiency (GHD) has revealed several morphological abnormalities of the hypothalamo-pituitary region which include hypoplasia of the anterior pituitary lobe, the absence or marked thinning of the pituitary stalk and ectopia of the posterior pituitary lobe (EPP). This triad of(More)
OBJECTIVE This retrospective study evaluates the relationship between periampullary duodenal diverticula and the common bile duct (CBD). MATERIALS AND METHODS The patients were examined with HASTE breath hold MR cholangiography (MRC) using a 1 T Siemens Expert Plus Scanner. Axial T2-weighted images were also obtained in all patients. RESULTS From the 66(More)
Twenty-three patients with an arachnoid cyst in the frontal part of the temporal bone, which produced exopthtalmos, were evaluated with CT and MRI. The majority of the patients had the peak of the bowing of the bony orbit wall in the posterior third (20/23) and only three in the middle. Arachnoid cyst are classified as small (13/23), medium (5/23) or large(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Choledochal cysts are congenital segmental aneurysmal dilatations of any portion of bile ducts, most commonly of the main portion of the common bile duct. The classification system of choledochal cysts is based on the site of the cyst or dilatation and currently includes 5 major types. The purpose of our study is to describe the imaging(More)