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BACKGROUND Ischiofemoral impingement syndrome is characterized by a hip pain associated with abnormalities in quadriceps femoris muscle and ipsilaterally reduced distance between the lesser trochanter and the ischium. Thus far, the congenital variant of this entity has been reported exclusively in women. CASE REPORT We report a case of a 22-year old male(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) is an emerging therapeutic method in CTEPH. We aimed to prove the safety and efficacy of refined BPA driven by combined assessment of intra-arterial anatomy (IVUS/OCT) and physiology (pulmonary pressure ratio, PPR) in non-operable distal CTEPH. METHODS 11 pts (mean age 76, 59–84, 7 males) were(More)
Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1C disease (CMT1C) is a rare form of hereditary demyelinating neuropathy caused by mutations in the LITAF (lipopolysaccharide-induced tumor necrosis factor-) gene. CMT1C disease was mapped to chromosome 16p12-p 13.3. To date only a few mutations in the LITAF gene have been reported. Due to a small group of CMT1C reported patients,(More)
Osteoid osteoma has been traditionally treated by curettage and en bloc resection. These methods are now being replaced by low-invasive techniques. We present the description of a percutaneous thermoablation of a femoral neck osteoid osteoma performed under CT guidance in a 22-year-old female patient.
Wilson's disease (WD) is an autosomal recessive disorder and the WD heterozygote carriers (Hzc) should not exhibit symptoms of the disease. The aim of this study was to assess 12 WD Hzc by brain Proton MR Spectroscopy. In three cases, the levels of caeruloplasmin, and in one case, serum copper, were below our normal range. In two Hzc the aspartate and(More)
The saitohin (STH) gene is located in intron 9 of the tau protein gene. It has been postulated that the R allele of Q7R polymorphism at the Saitohin gene is over-represented in the homozygous state in sporadic Alzheimer's disease (AD). Tau protein was implicated in AD pathophysiology and the tau gene haplotype is probably connected with sporadic late-onset(More)
Sialolithiasis is the most common disorder of major salivary glands. The main site of salivary stones' formation is submandibular gland, followed by parotid and sublingual gland. The aim of this article was to present current diagnostic imaging modalities carried out in patients suspected with salivary stones on the basis of own material and review of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The influence of sex hormones on immune system activity in multiple sclerosis (MS) has been suggested by clinical evidence. The aim of the study was to ana-lyse the pattern of sex hormones in MS women and to correlate the hormone pattern abnormalities to the disease course as well as to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) results. (More)
The aim of the study was to find differences in magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) which might facilitate differential diagnosis between tumour regrowth and a remnant tumour with present postradiation changes or postradiation necrosis in the vicinity of the postoperative bed, based on the assessment of the dynamics between two MRS, i.e. preoperative and(More)
BACKGROUND Blow-out fracture of the orbit is a common injury. However, not many cases are associated with massive subcutaneous emphysema. Even fewer cases are caused by minor trauma or are associated with barotrauma to the orbit due to sneezing, coughing, or vomiting. The authors present a case of blow-out fracture complicated by extensive subcutaneous and(More)