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PURPOSE To compare magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the detection of mucin-producing pancreatic tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed MRCP and ERCP images obtained in 28 patients with mucin-producing pancreatic tumors. Detectability of the(More)
PURPOSE To assess the accuracy of various findings at emergency helical computed tomography (CT) for the evaluation of thoracic involvement of type A aortic dissection (AD) and type A intramural hematoma (IMH) and to compare these findings with those at surgical confirmation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fifty-seven patients with acute chest pain underwent(More)
AIM To determine whether superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (SPIO-MRI) could replace intravenous contrast-enhanced spiral CT (iv-CT) and spiral CT during arterial portography (CTAP) combined with spiral CT hepatic angiography (CTHA) in the diagnosis of liver metastases from colorectal carcinomas. METHODS Twenty-six adult(More)
Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) mainly affects the aorta and its major branches. The lesions are distributed in all elastic arteries that possess vasa vasorum. The frequency of the sites of arterial involvement reflects racial and geographic differences [1–7]. In Japan, stenosis or occlusion of the supra-aortic arch branches is commonly observed and leads to(More)
OBJECTIVE Percutaneous catheter drainage (PCD) is not always effective in a case of hemopericardium. Acute occlusion of catheter and cardiac perforation can happen more often. To perform subxiphoid pericardiotomy within a minute for emergency cases, we have done this procedure in a blind method after finger dissection by subxiphoid approach. We report the(More)
The use of covered stents in an infected field is controversial. It is generally recommended that infected aneurysms be treated using autografts or allografts. We report a case of infected brachial pseudoaneurysms that developed after medical debridement of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)-infected wound of the right arm and emergency(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Flow voids within the cavernous sinuses and/or certain venous drainage on spin-echo MR imaging and time-of-flight (TOF) flow enhancement on MR angiography (MRA) have indicated high-velocity shunt flow and have been used for screening patients with dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs) of the cavernous sinuses. In this investigation,(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to assess the role of spiral CT venography (CTV) via an arm vein injection in the detection of causes of leg swelling. 42 consecutive patients with leg swelling were studied with indirect spiral CTV and ultrasound (US). CT parameters were as follows: 5 mm beam collimation; 7-10 mm s(-1) table speed; and 2-3 mm(More)
Penetrating cardiac injury tends to generally be repaired without cardiopulmonary bypass in the operating room. We herein report the case of penetrating cardiac injury repaired using percutaneous cardiopulmonary support in an emergency room. A 57-year-old man attempted suicide by stabbing himself in the left anterior chest with a knife. Although the patient(More)
We report a case of extravasation of an antitumor agent by preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. MR studies demonstrated a decreased signal intensity on T1- and T2-weighted images and a strong enhancement of contrast media in injured tissue, including subcutaneous adipose tissue and deep fascia, which was cicatrical macroscopically. The MR findings(More)