Jack McAllister

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A case of postoperative dissemination of fat particles into the cerebrospinal fluid pathways is reported. Following removal of a foramen magnum meningioma, a postoperative MR scan showed fat droplets in the basal cisterns and in the frontal horns of the lateral ventricles. The patient was asymptomatic and a repeat MR scan 7 months later was normal, with(More)
To investigate the postoperative pulmonary and abdominal findings following uncomplicated percutaneous laparoscopic cholecystectomy, 27 patients were studied by upper abdominal CT within 24 h of the surgical procedure. Both pneumoperitoneum (70%) and subcutaneous emphysema (56%) were commonly observed. Postoperative atelectasis and pleural effusions were(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is quickly becoming the standard procedure for gallbladder removal. Recent studies indicate that this new procedure compares favorably with open cholecystectomy in mortality and overall morbidity. Imaging has assumed an important role in the diagnosis and management of postoperative complications. This report reviews the CT(More)
Hepatopulmonary communication, most commonly in the form of bronchobiliary fistula, is an unusual lesion that can occasionally close spontaneously, but usually requires surgical therapy. The usual treatment has been a combined thoracoabdominal approach with correction of the fistulous tract or an abdominal approach to correct the causative bile duct(More)
Primary pyomyositis is a subacute deep bacterial infection of skeletal muscle. It is typically seen in tropical countries with Staphylococcus aureus being the commonest pathogen. Immunocompromised states and trauma are associated with cases in temperate climates where there is an increasing incidence, typically in children and young adults. However, the(More)