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BACKGROUND Self-expanding metal stents have been used in the management of colorectal obstruction as an alternative to emergency surgery. Our aim was to systematically review the efficacy and safety of these stents in the setting of malignant colorectal obstruction. METHODS Both English and foreign language reports were identified from Medline, Embase,(More)
Computed tomography (CT) can provide essential anatomic and physiologic information required to determine management of intraabdominal and retroperitoneal injuries sustained during blunt abdominal trauma. It can help in evaluation of the type and severity of parenchymal injury, the extent of perirenal hemorrhage and parenchymal devascularization, and the(More)
Baker's (Popliteal) cysts are frequently encountered on cross-sectional imaging of the knee. These consist of enlarged gastrocnemius semimembranosus bursa which typically communicate with the knee. They may be imaged with a variety of techniques including arthopgraphy, CT, ultrasound and MRI, with the latter two being more commonly used. Examples of bursa(More)
The purpose of this study was to review the imaging findings of three patients with bizarre parosteal osteochrondromatous proliferation of bone (BPOP). The plain radiographs and MRI images of three patients with BPOP were obtained and retrospectively reviewed. In two cases, BPOP involved the feet. In one case BPOP involved the hand. In all three cases,(More)
Lipoma arborescens is a rare disease that has generally been considered to be unilateral. We report a case of bilateral disease in a patient with associated marked premature osteoarthritis of the knees. We postulate a possible association between these two conditions and explain a possible underlying mechanism. We suggest that lipoma arborescens be(More)
The diagnosis of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the adult is primarily based on typical patient symptomatology and urinary evaluation for the presence of bacteria and white blood cells. Uncomplicated UTI usually does not require radiological evaluation unless it is recurrent. Imaging should, in general, be reserved for those patients in whom conventional(More)
Obesity is a chronic disease that is now a global epidemic. The numbers of obese people are exponentially rising in Europe, and it is projected that in Europe by 2010 there will be 150 million obese people. The obesity-related health crisis does not only affect adults, with one in four European children now overweight. Radiologists, both adult and(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal management of patients sustaining blunt abdominal trauma (BAT), in whom intra-abdominal free fluid but no solid organ injury is found on imaging, remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and significance of this finding. METHODS All patients presenting with suspected BAT to a provincial trauma center(More)