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Systemic hyalinosis is a rare, multisystem, progressive, autosomal recessive disorder of connective tissue characterized by diffuse hyaline deposition in the skin, bone or viscera. Owing to its rarity and initial manifestations that resemble arthrogryposis congenital multiplexa, correct diagnosis can be elusive and often delayed. We present the computed(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate retrospectively the CT and sonographic features in nine children with pathologically proven inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors of the abdomen. CONCLUSION Although inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors occur in various sites and the imaging characteristics are variable, tumors showed different imaging(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of our study was to determine whether CT provides additional information for children with a suspected residual foreign body in the airway after bronchoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the CT findings and medical records of nine patients (five girls and four boys; mean age, 17.9 months) who underwent CT between March 1999 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop an high resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scoring system for the assessment of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and determine its usefulness as compared with the chest radiographic score. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-two very low-birth-weight preterm infants with BPD (25 male, 17 female) were prospectively evaluated with HRCT(More)
OBJECTIVE We retrospectively evaluated the effectiveness of the esophageal balloon dilatation (EBD) in children with a corrosive esophageal stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study subjects included 14 patients (M:F = 8:6, age range: 17-85 months) who underwent an EBD due to a corrosive esophageal stricture. The causative agents for the condition were(More)
Congenital esophageal stenosis (CES) can be associated with esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). Because there are a variety of degrees of obstruction and symptoms of CES, it is frequently difficult to make a pre- and post-operative diagnosis of the distal CES associated with EA/TEF. To evaluate the clinical and radiologic features of(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to assess the therapeutic results of ultrasound (US)-guided water-soluble contrast enema in very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants (<1,500 g) with meconium obstruction and to study factors that affect therapeutic results. METHODS This study included a total of 33 consecutive VLBW infants with clinically diagnosed(More)
Central skull base tumours are rare in children. To characterize the imaging features of central skull base lymphoma in children to aid its diagnosis. The authors reviewed the CT findings (available in three patients) and MR findings (available in four patients) in four patients (three boys, one girl; age 2–12 years) with pathologically proven lymphoma (two(More)
Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy(AION) is known to be caused by circulatory disturbance in the anterior optic nerve(AON). Because the AON shares blood supply from the paraoptic short posterior ciliary artery with peripapillary choroid, the authors investigated the angiographic evidences of combined choroidal insufficiency in patients with acute AION.(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to characterize the brain ultrasonographic findings of late-onset circulatory dysfunction (LCD) due to adrenal insufficiency (AI) in preterm infants. METHODS Among the 257 preterm infants born at <33 weeks of gestation between December 2009 and February 2014 at our institution, 35 preterm infants were diagnosed with AI.(More)