Edward Zhenyu Seah
Traditional Chinese medicine is a popular form of complementary and/or alternative medicine in Southeast Asia, often incorporating acupuncture. Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin needles into varied anatomical points on the body for the relief of a range of symptoms, such as musculoskeletal aches and pains. We present the first reported case of percutaneous liver injury secondary to acupuncture. We aim to familiarize readers with this rare and as-yet unreported case of intra-abdominal injury related to acupuncture, which is commonly practiced in many countries in Eastern and Southeast Asia...
August 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Cem Gokhan, Sagar Maheshwari, Harish Nagraj, Sofia Vrizidou, Thulasi Tharmalingam
One of the most common causes of chronic shoulder pain that significantly impairs patients' quality of life is rotator cuff calcific tendinitis. The supportive approach of analgesics, anti-inflammatory medications, and physiotherapy is preferred to treat mild symptoms. However, severe intractable symptoms necessitate alternative treatment, and ultrasonography-guided percutaneous barbotage is regarded as an effective treatment technique due to its minimal invasiveness, low cost, and rapid significant pain relief...
August 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Kirollos Bechay, Michael David Katz, Brian Quinn
First-line treatment of pulmonary artery aneurysms/pseudoaneurysms (PAA/PAPA) is percutaneous or endovascular embolization. The present case of a Rasmussen aneurysm, a PAPA caused by Tuberculosis (TB), was successfully treated with ethylene-vinyl alcohol (EVOH), a radiopaque liquid embolic agent with favorable characteristics. A 35-year-old man presented as a new patient with hemoptysis, and CT imaging revealed multiple cavitary lesions and a 2.1 cm aneurysm in the upper right lobe. Endovascular treatment was delivered and a complete lack of filling of the lesion was noted on post-treatment angiography...
August 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Madhura Bayaskar, Vikrant Bhende
Parasitic infestations of the ovary are quite rare with ovary being the least common site of infection in the female genital tract. Filariasis is a parasitic disease caused by filarial nematodes (Wuchereria bancrofti, Brugia malayai, Brugia timori). It causes lymphatic obstruction with resultant edema and increase in the size of the affected organ. We report a case of 24-year-old married female who presented to our radiology department for ultrasound evaluation with the main aim being to look for retained products of conception after the termination of early pregnancy...
July 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Freda Jawan, Weiling Lim, Joe Francis
We present a case of a 48-year-old female who presented with epistaxis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a mass within the left nasal cavity which was revealed to be a phosphaturic mesenchymal sinonasal tumour. The patient defaulted treatment at this stage and later re-presented with pelvic and groin pain for which plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scan demonstrated diffuse osteopenia and multiple pelvic fractures of varying ages. MRI of the pelvis and both thighs revealed abnormal marrow signal of the bones and confirmed the presence of pelvic fractures...
July 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Desmond Lim Shi Wei, Euan Murugasu, Joo Hong Chuah
Facial nerve neuromas rarely occur in the intra-parotid segment of the facial nerve and when they do, masquerade as a parotid lump. The imaging and clinical features of the intra-parotid facial neuroma overlaps with the more commonly encountered salivary gland neoplasms and is thus overlooked. However, if not recognized, may result in serious and avoidable adverse events for the patient if biopsied or surgically removed. These include pain, facial nerve palsy and cosmetic deformity. In this report, we present the case of a 47-year-old male patient with an intra-parotid facial nerve neuroma with images including computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and intra-operative photos...
June 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Richa Gautam, Rashmi Dixit, Gaurav Shanker Pradhan
Venous malformations are now categorised under the broad heading of slow flow vascular malformations. They comprise abnormally dilated venous channels that fail to involute. These may be superficial or deep in location. We describe two cases of venous malformation in breast. Both the patients presented with focal pain in one breast. On mammography, they appeared as equal density well circumscribed soft tissue masses. No sonographic correlate was found on initial ultrasound examination. Subsequent ultrasonography performed by an experienced radiologist with minimal probe pressure revealed dilated veins...
May 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Hariyono Winarto, Octaviyana Nadia Nitasari Simatupang, David Calvin, Trifonia Pingkan Siregar, Andrijono
Our case is a 24-year-old woman who has had abdominal enlargement for eleven months. She had an abdominal mass with an elevated level of CA-125 and imaging studies showed a pelvic cystic mass with a solid part, and thus malignancy was considered in the differential diagnosis. A laparotomy myomectomy was performed. Postoperative histopathological examination results revealed no signs of malignancy. In this case, both ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging could not visualize both ovaries and the stalk of the pedunculated fibroid on the posterior uterine corpus...
April 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Xiaoxi Lin, Hang Cui, Qihui Liu, Songtao Shou, Heng Jin
Prevotella melanogenica is a typical organism present in the human oral cavity and female reproductive tract, which is responsible for causing periodontal disease and the inflammation of the female reproductive tract. The present report discusses the case of a young female patient who presented with cough and fever as the main clinical symptoms. Computed Tomography (CT) revealed multiple clusters of ground glass density shadows in both lungs, with network-like and paving stone-like changes. The alveolar lavage fluid was collected for next-generation sequencing, which revealed the presence of Prevotella melanogenica...
March 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Luma Abunimer, Sophia R O'Brien, Nabil Calisi
BACKGROUND: A 36-year-old man presented with a palpable mass in the right axillary tail for four months. He was referred to breast imaging for diagnostic work-up. He does not have a family history of breast cancer. AIM: Breast imaging work-up for diagnosis of lymphoma is unusual and even more so in a male patient. CASE PRESENTATION: After Breast Mammography and targeted Ultrasound of the axillary tail and axilla, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was performed and suggested lymphoproliferative disorder...
February 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Roland Talanow, Frederik Giesel
This special issue of the Journal of Radiology Case Reports honors the reviewers who donated their time and expertise throughout the year 2022 to the high quality and success of this journal.
January 2023: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Suruchi Dhawan, Rushabh Chordiya, Prashant Onkar, Avinash Dhok
We report a case of a solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas in a 19-year-old female who presented with abdominal pain. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a heterogenous density mass in the tail of the pancreas. The mass had fluid density in the central region and soft tissue density in the peripheral region. Post-contrast evaluation showed enhancement in the peripheral solid component. Based on the radiological investigation carried out at our institute, a diagnosis of solid pseudopapillary epithelial neoplasm of the pancreas was established which was confirmed on histopathology...
December 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Roba Ghossan, Soha Haddad Zebouni, Tonine Younan Farah, Fouad Fayad
BACKGROUND: Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and spondyloarthritis share similarities in clinical and radiological findings. In this article, we report a case of overlapping of these two hyperostotic diseases followed by an extensive narrative review of the literature focusing on the gray areas in the diagnosis of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of simultaneous diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and ankylosing spondylitis in a 57-year-old man...
November 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Luiza Chimeli-Ormonde, L├║cia Helena Ferreira Vasconcelos, Roberto Rangel Alves Silva, Patricia Sanson Pereira Bastos
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is characterized by the accumulation of air in the mediastinum with no identified cause. It is a rare and self-limiting condition. We report the case of a 32-year-old female patient with controlled bronchial asthma, who presented with spontaneous pneumomediastinum, with no precipitating event. The evolution is generally benign and the treatment is conservative. Symptomatic medication may be instituted.
October 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Joseph Kus, Elnaz Panah, Jordan Rosenblum, Mariah Bashir
The incidence of neurocysticercosis is increasing in the US. The diagnosis is primarily made based on imaging findings, with clinical presentation and epidemiological exposure also playing a role. The differential diagnosis for neurocysticercosis (NCC) is extensive, and being able to differentiate between these conditions on imaging is crucial to making a proper diagnosis. Herein we present a case of a 37-year-old female who presented with lower extremity weakness and was found to have isolated spinal NCC. In this article, we will discuss the symptoms and imaging findings of neurocysticercosis to help guide diagnosis and management...
October 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Som Biswas, Stephen Miller, Harris L Cohen
Scurvy, a disease caused by a severe lack of vitamin C in the diet, is most often associated with 17th-century sailors. Its 21st-century manifestation is a disease of the poor, sick, and those living in remote rural neighborhoods in which fresh, nutritious food is hard to come by. It is caused by a deficiency of Vitamin C and is rare in the United States. We describe the radiographic and MRI findings of a case of scurvy in a child with Noonan syndrome who is a "picky eater". MRI is rarely performed in scurvy as its radiographic findings are generally well known and sufficient for a diagnosis...
September 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Tseng Hui Heng, Marcus Hin Yeung Loh, Ying Ying Chua, Bien Keem Tan, Bien Soo Tan
An 84-year-old female with metastatic left breast cancer underwent a venous port insertion for chemotherapy. The port was inserted using standard techniques with image guidance under local anesthesia. She presented after 36 days with evidence of infection. A limited bedside ultrasound demonstrated free fluid surrounding the port. The port was subsequently removed the same day, at which time pus was expressed from the subcutaneous pocket. The culture from the pus grew Mycobacterium abscessus. She required removal of the port and wound debridement, wound dressings and a prolonged course of antibiotics...
September 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Chiara Costantini, Giuseppe Minniti, Silvia Bertolo, Paola Midrio
The calcification of ligamentum arteriosum occurs after the normal closure of the ductus arteriosus. Foreign body ingestion is a common event in the pediatric age, and it is frequently addressed in the Emergency Room. We report a case of foreign body in a patient with unknown calcification of the ligamentum arteriosum. His parents noted blood in the saliva, but he had no symptoms indicative of an acute clinical situation. The CT showed a hyperdense object in the aorto-pulmonary window with features compatible with a metallic object...
August 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Federica Riva, Enrico M Garanzini, Tommaso Cascella, Alfonso Marchian├▓, Carlo Spreafico
Splenic artery steal syndrome is a rare complication after liver transplant. It could lead to rapidly evolving major issues such as ischemic cholangiopathy and acute graft failure. Although the pathophysiology is not yet well understood, if diagnosed in time it could be easily managed with interventional radiology treatments. We present a case of a 47-year-old man presented to our institute with radiological findings typical for multifocal hepatocellular carcinoma in a cirrhotic liver. After therapy he underwent transplant...
August 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Anagha Joshi, Sneha Deshpande, Madhura Bayaskar
Primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL) constitutes about 3% of all primary brain tumors and nearly 1 to 3% of all Non Hodgkin Lymphomas. In the recent years the incidence of primary CNS lymphoma is increasing in immunocompetent patients. As PCNSL are chemosensitive as well as radiosensitive, its early and accurate diagnosis is imperative for optimal management. Contrast enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is the recommended imaging modality for PCNSL; however, contrast enhanced Computed Tomography (CE-CT) is done in cases where MRI is contraindicated...
July 2022: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
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