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OBJECTIVE In this prospective, observer-masked clinical study, we evaluated if insertion of a drain had a significant role in decreasing the existence and the size of postoperative epidural hematoma, which is believed to be a factor causing epidural fibrosis in patients undergoing lumbar discectomy. METHOD Fifty patients undergoing lumbar disc surgery(More)
INTRODUCTION The specificity of conventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is lower than its high sensitivity. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), based on alterations in the microscopic motion of water molecules, promises improved specificity for breast MR imaging. In this study, we aimed to determine the diagnostic potential of DWI to differentiate(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the value of conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and computer-aided dynamic MRI measurements in predicting the activity of disease. The activity of the disease in 40 RA patients was evaluated by the disease activity score in 28 joints (DAS28). The conventional MRI of the(More)
Anatomical variations in the venous system of liver are not a rarity. A prospective helical computerized tomography (CT) study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of surgically significant hepatic venous anatomic variations among 100 consecutive living liver donors. The studies evaluated the ramification pattern of hepatic veins, the presence of(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of spiral computed tomography (CT) and 3-D imaging models in measuring total and segmental liver volume in potential living donors. METHODS A prospective study was undertaken to assess the correlation between the volumes of potential donor livers determined via helical CT and the actual(More)
We report a case of rhinocerebral mucormycosis associated with an abscess in the lateral aspect of the pons associated with perineural spread of disease via the trigeminal nerve. Contrast enhanced MRI was useful in depicting the extent of the disease and suggesting perineural spread. A pathological diagnosis of mucormycosis was established by means of(More)
Pyomyositis is a suppurative infection of skeletal muscle most commonly caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It is mainly encountered in children and immunocompromised. Eight year old previously healthy girl presented with confusion, fever and swelling of the right knee two days after a trauma. Abdominal ultrasonography and computerized tomography taken upon(More)