Patrick J. Battaglia

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This study was designed to examine the anatomical relationship between the obliquus capitis inferior (OCI) muscle and the cervical dura mater at the histological level. Eight human cadavers, with an average age of 65 ± 7.9 years were selected from a convenience sample for suboccipital dissection. Twelve OCI muscle specimens were excised, 100% of which(More)
Many variants of the long head of the biceps tendon exist but their appearance has not been documented with ultrasonography (US). We describe a case of variant LHB anatomy that was visualized by magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed with US. Additionally, US was useful to exclude instability of the LHBT. To the best of our knowledge, this variant(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of the Goutallier classification system (GCS) for grading muscle fatty degeneration in the lumbar multifidus (LM) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. METHODS Lumbar spine MRI scans were obtained retrospectively from the radiology department imaging system. Two(More)
UNLABELLED OBJECTIVE To present a group of anatomical findings that may have clinical significance. DESIGN This study is an anatomical case report of combined lumbo-pelvic peripheral nerve and muscular variants. SETTING University anatomy laboratory. PARTICIPANTS One cadaveric specimen. METHODS During routine cadaveric dissection for a graduate(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this report is to describe a fifth metatarsal stress fracture that was not detectable using conventional radiographs and was identified with diagnostic ultrasonography (US), confirmed with computed tomography, and followed through symptom resolution with US. CLINICAL FEATURES A 68-year-old woman presented to a chiropractic(More)
The purpose of this case report is to describe the value of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in diagnosing both distal intersection syndrome (DIS) and rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon in the same patient. A 38-year-old female presented for evaluation of a painful bump of unknown etiology on the dorsolateral aspect of her non-dominant(More)
Peripheral nerve tumors are often evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), although there are many advantages offered with high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS). This case report emphasizes the value of HRUS in the diagnosis and management of a patient with a cystic radial nerve Schwannoma. In addition, information on tumor stiffness, obtained with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this case report is to describe a patient with bilateral idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), provide a discussion of differential diagnosis for anterior hip pain, imaging, and treatment recommendations for ONFH. CLINICAL FEATURES A 34-year-old man was initially treated by a chiropractic physician for low back(More)
OBJECTIVE To present the clinical management and comprehensive differential diagnosis of a patient with anorectal pain from a perianal abscess. CLINICAL FEATURES A 41-year-old woman presented with pain localized to her perianal and gluteal region, accompanied by internal and external rectal pain. Prior to presentation, the patient had received a working(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to establish reference values for the width of the interval between the anterior and middle scalene muscles using ultrasonography during varying degrees of glenohumeral joint (GH) abduction. Reliability and body mass index (BMI) data were also assessed. METHODS Interscalene triangles of asymptomatic participants were(More)