Thean Yen Tan

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Oncocytomas of the salivary glands are rare benign epithelial tumors which occur most commonly in the parotid gland. The aim of our study was to characterize the clinical-radiologic-pathologic spectrum of parotid oncocytomas in a series of 10 cases seen in our institution between January 2003 and November 2008. The CT features of parotid oncocytomas in the(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE SCSCs are rare. This study reviews our experience with CT and MR imaging of SCSCs. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the CT and MR imaging studies as well as clinical data of 12 patients (6 men, 6 women; mean age, 41 years; range, 27-55 years) with surgicopathologic evidence of SCSC, referred to our institution(More)
BACKGROUND Increasing prevalence of ertapenem-resistant, carbapenem-susceptible Enterobacteriaceae (ERE) in Singapore presents a major therapeutic problem. Our objective was to determine risk factors associated with the acquisition of ERE in hospitalized patients; to assess associated patient outcomes; and to describe the molecular characteristics of ERE.(More)
Cochlear otosclerosis is an uncommon cause of mixed and sensorineural hearing loss. This has a characteristic appearance on CT, producing a distinctive pericochlear hypodense double ring. However, its appearance on MRI is not as readily appreciated, producing a ring of intermediate signal in the pericochlear and perilabyrinthine regions on T(1) weighted(More)
Aero-tolerant Actinomyces spp. are an under-recognised cause of cutaneous infections, in part because identification using conventional phenotypic methods is difficult and may be inaccurate. Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionisation time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) is a promising new technique for bacterial identification, but with limited(More)
BACKGROUND Clostridium difficile is the major cause of pseudomembranous colitis associated with antibiotic use, and the spread of the hypervirulent epidemic ribotype 027/NAP-1 strain across hospitals worldwide has re-focused attention on this nosocomial pathogen. The overall incidence and trend of C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD) in Singapore is(More)
INTRODUCTION Facial nerve palsy results in the loss of facial expression and is most commonly caused by a benign self-limiting inflammatory condition, known as Bell's palsy. However, there are other conditions which may result in injury of the seventh cranial nerve and the radiologist should be familiar with their imaging appearances. MATERIALS AND(More)
A retrospective review of 314 cases of contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the posterior fossa and internal auditory canals was carried out correlating the presenting symptoms with the scan findings. 7.2% of the cases showed findings on the MRI which could account for the patients' symptoms. Patients with sensorineural hearing loss were(More)