Volume 4 Issue 8

Issue 8 Articles

Lymph Node Metastases Detected by PET-CT in Staging and Restaging Exams of Patients with Colon Adenocarcinoma: A Retrospective Study

Research Article
Imaging diagnosis and the identification of diseases and pathological processes is today, one of the most important tools of medicine. Sophisticated exams, such as PET-CT, enable the clinician to prescribe the best treatment for your patient, as well as a positive or more favorable prognosis for survival.

Intrathoracic Splenosis Detected by 68Ga-DOTATOC PET/CT and Examined by Multimodal Imaging

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We examined a patient with 68Ga-DOTATOC PET/CT, during follow-up of lung neuroendocrine tumor; patient anamnesis was also positive for post-traumatic splenectomy. Intense uptake was ob- served in splenosis of the splenic loggia and in a mediastinal node: this last finding was suspicious for metastasis of neuroendocrine tumor.

The Eyes Cannot See What the Mind Does Not Know: An Unusual Cause of Epigastric Pain

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The patient is a 71-year-old male with multiple co-morbidities including past medical history of acute pancreatitis and metastatic renal cell carcinoma presented with epigastric abdominal pain for 3 days. Physical exam demonstrated mild diffuse abdominal tenderness with more tenderness elicited in right upper quadrant and epigastric region without rebound tenderness or guarding.

Bilateral Internuclear Ophthalmoplegia in a Middle Aged Male due to Infarct

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Internuclear ophthalmoparesis (INO) is a specific gaze abnormality characterized by impaired adduc- tion of the affected eye with abduction nystagmus of the contralateral eye. It results from a lesion in the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) in the dorsomedial brainstem, tegmentum of either the pons or the midbrain [1]. The INO can be unilateral or bilateral and can be an isolated finding or may be associ- ated with other brainstem signs and symptoms.

Staged Bilateral Traumatic Pedicle Fractures in The Lumbar Spine

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Staged bilateral traumatic pedicle fractures of lumbar spine (LS) are rare, only two cases have been de- scribed in the literature. This is the first case reported in an adolescent patient. Injuries to this area, therefore, are infrequent and involve the transfer of high amounts of energy responsible most often for spinal instability requiring spinal stabilization surgery with or without decompression of nerve structures.