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OBJECTIVE To define, in a group of children with nasal obstruction, the anatomical differences that differentiate those with quiet, unobstructed nocturnal respiration from those with obstructive sleep-related breathing abnormalities (snoring and obstructive sleep apnea). DESIGN Case series. PATIENTS Fifty-nine children aged 3 to 13 years (35 boys and 24(More)
We present the first case, to our knowledge, of a patient with a CT diagnosis of acute appendicitis strangulated in a femoral hernia, a known but very rare entity. CT features of acute appendicitis within the hernia established the correct diagnosis. The pathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of this rare location of appendicitis.
Background:Intestinal malrotation in adults is usually an incidental finding on computed tomography (CT). We present the CT findings of 18 adult patients with malrotation and discuss the clinical implications. Methods: Abdominal scans of 18 patients (12 women, six men; age range = 15–79 years) with intestinal malrotation were reviewed. Special attention was(More)
AIM To describe the computed tomography (CT) findings of primary serous papillary carcinoma of the peritoneum. MATERIAL AND METHODS The clinical data and imaging studies of 36 women aged 37-85 years with primary papillary serous carcinoma of the peritoneum were retrospectively evaluated. Twenty-seven patients presented with general abdominal complaints;(More)
We describe the computed tomographic (CT) findings of hepatic infarctions in two preeclamptic pregnant women. These infarcts were part of the HELLP syndrome (hemolysis, elevated liver function tests, and low platelets count). In both cases, CT disclosed features characteristic of multiple nonenhancing, low-attenuation, peripheral lesions with vessels(More)
Background: We wanted to define the role of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of iliopsoas abscess. Methods: Twenty-four patients (18 men, six women; age range = 17–86 years) with iliopsoas abscesses diagnosed over 8 years were retrospectively reviewed. All presented with fever and elevated white blood cell counts.(More)
The role of CT in evaluating patients with small bowel obstruction (SBO) has been extensively described in the current literature. We present the CT findings of SBO due to a phytobezoar, afterwards surgically confirmed, in 5 men and 1 woman (aged 32–89 years) out of 95 patients diagnosed by CT as having SBO in a 44-month period. These six patients underwent(More)