Rachel Suzanne Oeppen

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AIM To compare the diagnostic accuracy of standard screening images plus single-view digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), using Siemens DBT equipment, with standard screening images plus supplementary mammographic views in non-calcific, screen-detected mammographic abnormalities. MATERIALS AND METHODS Participants were unselected women aged 50-69 years(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the prevalence of injuries of the articular cartilage and subchondral bone after acute trauma in skeletally immature knees using high-resolution MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed knee MRIs of 126 young children and adolescents suspected to have internal knee derangement, including 82 with open physes and a control group of 44 who(More)
Children and adolescents increasingly are participating in competitive sports, and there has been a corresponding rise in the incidence of sports-related injuries in this group. Many sports injuries follow the same patterns as are seen in adults, but the developing musculoskeletal system is uniquely susceptible to other types of injury. This review(More)
Neuromuscular hamartoma (also referred to as neuromuscular choristoma or benign triton tumour) has not previously been described in the radiological literature. It is a rare benign lesion composed of mature elements of striated muscle and neural tissue. We report a case of neuromuscular hamartoma involving the skull base, nasopharynx, orbit and maxilla in a(More)
The British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (BJOMS) accepts many types of papers that include leading articles, reviews, full length articles, and short communications. Many of the latter are isolated case reports of rare or interesting pathology, or personal experience of a difficult or unexpected complication. Case reports are considered to have(More)
BACKGROUND Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is useful in the diagnosis of many conditions of the head and neck. No reported studies have investigated the optimal needle gauge in the head and neck region. METHODS This was a prospective randomized trial of 100 patients who required FNAC performed with either a 21G or 23G needle. Discomfort was scored(More)
A case of renal cell carcinoma is presented with renal vein and inferior vena cava tumour/thrombus extension and vertebral metastases centred on the basivertebral veins at three contiguous levels in the low thoracic spine. MRI demonstrated tumour in the intervertebral veins, suggesting that the vertebral deposits were due to retrograde venous spread. To our(More)
INTRODUCTION Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) for salivary gland tumours requires expertise in interpretation. When a diagnosis is not clear (despite a cellular aspirate), published work is lacking on the value of repeating the test. METHODS A retrospective study of 135 patients who had FNAC followed by definitive excision for a suspected salivary(More)
Introduction. Certain clinicopathological factors are associated with a higher likelihood of distant metastases in primary breast cancer. However, there remains inconsistency in which patients undergo formal staging for distant metastasis and the most appropriate investigation(s). Aims. To identify UK surgeon preferences and practice with regard to staging(More)