Marcus John Pianta

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Osteoid Osteoma was originally described in 1935 by Jaffe [1] , and is one of the most common benign bone tumours [2] , accounting for the majority of bone tumours in those under 25 years of age [3]. These are benign, osteoidproducing lesions for which nocturnal pain is markedly reduced or relieved by anti-inflammatories, typically salicylates. Males are(More)
This single-centre study retrospectively reviews the complications in patients that have occurred following peripheral nerve sheath tumour biopsy, and assesses whether there is an association with biopsy technique or underlying lesion characteristics. 41 consecutive core needle biopsies of proven peripheral nerve sheath tumours over a 2-year period in a(More)
Spontaneous retropharyngeal hemorrhage from a cervical parathyroid adenoma is a rare complication of primary hyperparathyroidism. Because of its rarity, it has seldom been documented in the radiologic or ENT literature. Patients may present with a variety of manifestations, ranging from dysphagia to dysphonia to life-threatening dyspnea or hemorrhage.(More)
INTRODUCTION Aneurysmal bone cyst occurring in the setting of previously diagnosed fibrous dysplasia is rare. While both are benign processes, pain, compression of nearby structures and risk of fracture can require treatment. PRESENTATION OF CASE In this report, we describe a 56 year old male who developed an aggressive aneurysmal bone cyst secondary to(More)
Bilateral adrenal haemorrhage is an event that mandates prompt diagnosis and treatment to prevent primary adrenocortical insufficiency and potential death. Presentation can be non-specific and incidentally diagnosed with imaging alone, primarily CT. We present a case of acute pancreatitis with spontaneous bilateral adrenal haemorrhage and briefly discuss(More)
Creating a direct intrahepatic portocaval shunt (DIPS) is a procedure similar to a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) in patients for whom the latter is not appropriate due to unsuitable hepato-venous and porto-venous anatomy. We present a patient for whom TIPS was not possible, and DIPS successful.
BACKGROUND/AIM Superficial myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS) are highly associated with infiltrative growth (tail sign) and local recurrence, but the impact of preoperative radiotherapy is uncertain. PATIENTS AND METHODS Eight consecutive superficial MFS and 10 superficial UPS cases treated with preoperative(More)
740 words) Background: Infiltrative growth pattern is often observed in superficial myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) and undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma (UPS). According to the past literatures, radiographic infiltration of superficial MFS and UPS on magnetic resonance (MR) images indicates a high possibility of histologic infiltration. In recent years, this(More)
Imaging of bone and soft tissue tumors has progressed in line with technological developments in medical imaging equipment. Particularly with modern computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, multiplanar imaging is significantly quicker, more practical and of higher resolution than 10 years ago. As a benefit, it is now possible(More)
Gout is a common inflammatory arthropathy in adults, with the prevalence increasing in males of older age. It occurs when monosodium urate (MSU) crystals are deposited in joints and connective tissue causing inflammation. The gold standard for the diagnosis of gout is the demonstration of negatively birefringent, needle-shaped MSU crystals through synovial(More)