Steven L. Blumer

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BACKGROUND Adenocarcinoma of the colon is rare in pediatric patients and thus not much is known about its clinical and imaging characteristics. OBSERVATIONS We present 4 adolescents with an average age of 15 years who present with several month histories of significant weight loss and abdominal pain. All had an abdominal and pelvic computed tomography(More)
OBJECTIVE The "double-track" sign has previously been reported as specific for hypertrophic pyloric stenosis when noted on an upper gastrointestinal series. The sign has been noted on sonographic examinations as well. We sought to determine whether this sign can also be seen in cases of pylorospasm diagnosed by sonography, proving it not to be pathognomonic(More)
Ultrasound (US) plays a central role in the diagnostic imaging workup for infantile vomiting. This paper reviews the major causes of vomiting in the first months of life and the use of US and other modalities for their imaging assessment. The differential diagnostic possibilities are reviewed by examining 3 clinical scenarios of bilious vomiting during the(More)
Epithelioid hemangioma is a rare vascular tumor that can occur in soft tissues or bone. The tumor is part of a spectrum of vascular tumors that also includes epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma. When involving the bone, the tumor usually involves the metaphysis or diaphysis of the long tubular bones and most commonly occurs in adults. It has(More)
Midgut volvulus is a complication of malrotation of bowel and mesenteric malfixation. In contrast, primary volvulus of the small bowel is a distinctly different and rare entity characterized by torsion of the entire small bowel with normal mesenteric fixation. To present the clinical and imaging findings in four infants with primary small bowel volvulus and(More)
CASE In a patient who underwent a thoracoscopic anterior release combined with a posterior spinal fusion for juvenile idiopathic scoliosis, unilateral loss of neuromonitoring signals was noted during the posterior instrumentation, and epidural pneumorrhachis was identified by intraoperative O-arm imaging. An immediate laminectomy and decompression of(More)
F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (F-18 FDG PET) has been shown to be useful in the evaluation of many tumors due to its high sensitivity and specificity. However, false-positive interpretations may occur from benign subcutaneous and cutaneous etiologies. At our institution we have encountered FDG-PET scans which demonstrated a variety of(More)
Biplanar digital slot-scanning allows for relatively low-dose orthopedic imaging, an advantage in imaging children given the growing concerns regarding radiosensitivity. We have used this system for approximately 1 year for orthopedic imaging of the spine and lower extremities. We have noted advantages of using the digital slot-scanning system when compared(More)
We report a case of a 15-year-old boy with chronic intermittent left shoulder pain due to an undiagnosed lesser tuberosity avulsion fracture, an associated biceps pulley injury and intra-articular dislocation of the long head of the biceps tendon. Lesser tuberosity avulsion fractures are rare injuries that are difficult to detect on clinical exam and(More)
Aim To characterise post-operative pain (PDP) and use of analgesic agents in children.Methods The study consisted of 472 children, who received routine dental treatment. Teeth were anaesthetised by a computerised delivery system, either intrasulculary (CDS-IS) or by local infiltration (CDS-IF). Information regarding post-operative pain and use of analgesic(More)
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