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PURPOSE To investigate the diagnostic value of direct contrast-enhanced three dimensional magnetic resonance (3D MR) venography in mapping the deep venous system of the upper extremities and to plan potential interventional procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen cases with the diagnoses of end-stage renal disease with multiple hemodialysis catheter(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to establish the role of MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) in the diagnosis of biliary rupture in hepatic hydatid disease. We sought to determine whether the morphologic features of cysts and bile duct abnormalities detected on MRCP are specific enough for identification of intrabiliary rupture. CONCLUSION If one(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this prospective study was to assess temporomandibular joint (TMJ) condyle-disc positions at the sagittal and coronal planes of magnetic resonance images (MRIs) before and after rapid maxillary expansion (RME). METHODS The study included 18 subjects (11 girls, 7 boys) with a mean age of 12.54 years with unilateral or bilateral(More)
A 43-year-old man receiving statin monotherapy (10 mg atorvastatin) for hypercholesterolemia had unilateral blepharoptosis as the result of isolated myositis of the levator muscle. Statin-induced myositis in the levator muscle should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acquired unilateral blepharoptosis of unknown cause.
INTRODUCTION In this prospective clinical study, we used bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) magnetic resonance images (MRIs) to investigate the condylar response to rapid maxillary expansion (RME). METHODS Bilaterial MRIs of the TMJs of 18 subjects (11 girls, 7 boys; mean age, 12.54 years; range, 9.75-14.8 years) were assessed. All subjects had(More)
A rare isolated cerebral varix of a superficial convexity cortical vein was described. On conventional magnetic resonance images, the varix was initially interpreted as a meningioma but a subsequent 3D magnetic resonance venography revealed the varix and the associated venous anatomy clearly.
A 53-year-old man presented with dyspnea, hemoptysis, and a painful, swollen left leg. During physical examination the left leg was tender. He had a history of inguinal hernia 1 month previously. Tests for thrombophilia, including protein C, protein S, antithrombin III, homocysteine, antiphospholipid antibody, and tumor markers, were all within normal(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the utility of opposed phase imaging (OPI) (in-phase and out-of-phase) in lumbar disc disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 127 patients suspected of disc disease were examined with both traditional lumbar spine protocol (fast spin-echo [FSE] T1-weighted, T2-weighted sagittal, and T2-weighted axial) and OPI. Images were(More)
We present a case of central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma in a patient with Sjogren’s syndrome (SS) and autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) overlap. A 60-year-old woman, who had the diagnosis of SS for 16 years, had been admitted for visual loss, fever, weight and appetite loss for 3 months. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging was in accordance(More)