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The development of a pneumothorax is a recognized complication of ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsy. A way of detecting such a complication using real-time ultrasound is described, whereby the well-visualized liver disappears from the monitor screen. We also discuss the reasons for this occurrence.
BACKGROUND Metastatic spinal cord compression is a dreaded complication of cancer affecting 5-10% of patients requiring urgent treatment. A clinical practice improvement project was carried out to review and fine tune the clinical pathway for the acute management of patients with metastatic spinal cord compression. OBJECTIVE To improve the quality of care(More)
The presence of a fatty liver often complicates the interpretation of abdominal computed tomography (CT). Abnormalities in or adjacent to the liver, including dilated bile ducts, liver masses and subphrenic collections, may be masked by the fatty liver. Furthermore, normal structures may simulate pathological conditions. Five cases are presented to(More)
Intraductal papillary mucinous tumour of the pancreas is an uncommon distinctive pancreatic tumour characterized by dilatation of the main pancreatic duct or branch ducts as a result of excessive production and disturbance in the draining of mucin. The imaging characteristics of a case in an 82-year-old woman are compared.
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