Nikhil A. Kotnis

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The diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis is often straightforward and can be made on the basis of clinical findings. However, radiological assessment is valuable where the clinical picture is less clear or where symptoms are refractory to treatment. Demographics, aspects of clinical history, or certain physical signs may suggest an alternate diagnosis.(More)
We present an unusual case of a chordoma presenting as an extradural spinal tumour with extension through an expanded intervertebral foramen to form a large paraspinal mass. The magnetic resonance imaging appearances closely mimicked a neurofibroma; however, pre-operative biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of chordoma. This is, to our knowledge, the tenth(More)
The complex anatomy of the medial ankle and hindfoot can make clinical assessment of medial ankle and heel pain challenging. Ultrasound is an accessible, relatively inexpensive modality, and modern high-resolution probes allow eloquent demonstration of the main structures that are implicated as potential causes of medial ankle pain. In this work we review(More)
Our objectives were to assess if diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can help identify abscess formation in the setting of soft tissue infection and to assess whether abscess formation can be diagnosed confidently with a combination of DWI and other unenhanced sequences. Eight cases of soft tissue infection imaged with MRI including DWI were retrospectively(More)
To describe the normal chronological radiographic appearances of the calcium sulphate–calcium phosphate (CaSO4/CaPO4) synthetic graft material following bone tumour resection during the processes of graft resorption and new bone incorporation into the post-resection defect. Retrospective review of our oncology database identified patients who had undergone(More)
To assess the MR imaging features of spindle cell lipomas (SCL) and to compare these appearances directly with the histopathological findings. A retrospective review of our soft tissue tumor database was performed. This yielded 1,327 histologically proven lipomas, of which 25 were confirmed as being SCLs. Fourteen of the 25 patients had MR examinations(More)
AIM To record and analyse data from all facets of practice in the first year as a newly set-up major trauma centre radiology department. MATERIALS & METHODS Retrospective analysis of all patients who underwent whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) for suspected polytrauma over a 1 year period was performed. The mechanism, the time of day, the number of(More)
Pseudomyogenic haemangioendothelioma (PMH) is a rare recently described vascular tumour typically presenting with soft tissue disease in distal extremities of young adults. Multi-focal and multi-layered involvement is commonly recognised. The majority of cases described so far have shown an indolent clinical course and distant metastatic spread is rare. We(More)
Osteoid osteoma (OO) of the phalanges is regarded as a difficult diagnosis to make, both clinically and radiologically. Our aim was to assess the imaging features of this relatively rare entity to assess for consistent imaging features. Retrospective analysis of databases at our institutions was performed to identify patients with histologically confirmed(More)
AIM To assess the accuracy of the trauma team leader's clinical suspicion of injury in patients who have undergone whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) for suspected polytrauma, and to assess the frequency of unsuspected injuries and specific patterns of injury at WBCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS Requests for patients who underwent WBCT for suspected(More)