Joe M. Murphy

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PURPOSE To determine the spectrum of intracranial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging appearances of Wegener granulomatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS MR imaging studies in 19 patients with Wegener granulomatosis and possible central nervous system involvement were reviewed by two neuroradiologists. Intermediate-weighted and T2-weighted fast spin-echo MR images(More)
Hepatodiaphragmatic interposition (HDI) of the colon or small intestine (Chilaiditi's syndrome) is more prevalent in the elderly and in men. The reason for this is unclear. In obese individuals, fat deposition between the liver and colon widens this potential space, and this may be an important factor in the etiology of this condition. As men store more fat(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Diffuse involvement of the meninges by remote granulomas in Wegener's granulomatosis is rare. This study reports the radiolabeled leucocyte imaging findings in five such patients. The diagnosis was made by MR imaging in five patients and confirmed in four by findings at meningeal biopsy. The potential role of serial radiolabeled(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of abdominal wall hernias has long been a clinical skill that only occasionally required the supplementary radiological assistance of herniography. However, with the advent of cross-sectional imaging, a new range of diagnostic tools is now available to help the clinician in difficult cases. METHODS This review explores the(More)
We report an usual case of hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) in the setting of acute pancreatitis and small bowel ischemia. Interestingly, the HPVG disappeared within 2 hours of the original computed tomography scan, despite the patient having small bowel ischemia. The patient had a complicated clinical course, dying 62 days postadmission. This case(More)
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