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24 children with symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) underwent systematically ultrasound studies (US) and99mTc-DMSA renal scans. Among the 15 patients considered as acute pyelonephritis (APN) on clinical grounds, the scan was abnormal in 12 cases, in contrast with only 1 abnormal scan in the clincial subgroup of the lower UTI. Among the 10 abnormal(More)
The immotile cilia syndrome is an inherited disorder characterized by inappropriate motility of the cilia. The clinical symptoms include recurrent sinopulmonary infections and reduced fertility. In about half of the cases, situs inversus is encountered. The case presented is of a two-day-old boy in whom diagnosis was based on ultrastructural abnormalities.(More)
In recent years,*I-MIBG (*I-metaiodobenzylguanidine), which is transported and stored in the chromaffin cells, has been shown to allow good visualization of neuroblastomas in children. This paper deals with 30*I-MIBG-scans performed in 20 children: 16 with neuroblastoma, 3 with retinoblastoma, and 1 with a malignant paraganglioma. A high detection rate was(More)
A 6-year-old boy presented with an inflammatory syndrome. Because Tc-99m MDP bone scintigraphy revealed increased tracer uptake at the upper pole of the right kidney, further studies were oriented towards a diagnosis of renal or adrenal pathology. I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) accumulated at the site of the abnormal MDP uptake. The diagnosis of(More)
In this study the potential of thoracic subtraction fluoroscopy has been evaluated on the basis of our experience with this functional imaging modality in patients presenting with cystic fibrosis. The method, which consists of subtracting dynamic digital fluoroscopic images of the breathing chest in the time interval difference (TID) mode, applies to the(More)
A case of cervical esophageal perforation in a premature infant by an orogastric polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tube is reported. Perforation appeared as an esophageal atresia, suspected because of the inability to aspirate gastric secretions. Initially, atresia was confirmed by an esophagogram, but endoscopy revealed a "double esophagus" with a normally located(More)
Although most authors do not recommend prenatal puncture of a unilateral single cystic renal mass, in case the contralateral kidney is normal and there is sufficient amniotic fluid, this case report shows that the procedure, which can be done very carefully under ultrasonic guidance, can be helpful in establishing the presumed diagnosis.
The suspected diagnosis of urological disorders made on the basis of antenatal ultrasonography was compared with the final outcome in 23 cases. In 18 cases the initial diagnosis could be confirmed, whereas 5 showed no postnatal urological anomalies. Further efforts should be undertaken to improve prenatal diagnosis in order to facilitate treatment as early(More)