G Girish MD, WK Choo MD, SK Morcos MD INTRODUCTION Dermoid cyst, or mature cystic teratoma, is the most common type of ovarian germ cell tumor. It is frequently multi-cystic, and contains sebaceous ﬂuid as well as hair, teeth, bone,…
T Todorov MD, K Vutova MD, D Petkov MD
A 65-year-old man with a history of diabetes mellitus and hypertension was admitted because of right upper quadrant pain, nausea and palpable right quadrant mass. On admission the patient was febrile (38.8°C) with a total bilirubin level of 1.99 mg/dl (direct 0.59 mg/dl); SGOT 1.26 mg/dl; Na 135 mmol/l and K 2.9 mmol/l. The white blood count was 15200/μl with 92.2% neutrophiles. Axial sections of single slice CT imaging (section thickness 10 mm), revealed (more…)
De Schepper AM, De Beuckeleer
Anorectal abscess and fistula are quite commonly encountered diseases. Both of these are the acute and chronic manifestations of the same entity. While abscess are thought to begin as an infection in the anal glands, their spreading into adjacent spaces results in a fistula formation. At many times this spread occurs in a complex pattern which is difficult to map and treat. (more…)
A Kohli MD, RK Gupta MD, H Poptani MD.
We reported on one patient with high-grade soft-tissue sarcomas mimicking traumatic intramuscular hematomas. Patient had an episode of trauma to the extremity, and after initial clinical and imaging evaluations they were considered to have muscular hematomas. The lesions increased in size over time, leading to further evaluations that demonstrated the actual diagnosis. We conducted a retrospective review of the clinical findings, magnetic resonance images, and computed tomography scans to assess characteristics that will help in the (more…)
RF Browne MD, DJ Tuite MD.
Brain involvement with hydatid disease occurs in 1–2% of all Echinococcus granulosus infections. Isolated cerebral hydatid disease is a rare manifestation of it. In this report, we analyze two cases of isolated cerebral hydatid cysts and discuss their mode of presentation, radiological features, operative procedure and outcome. In our two cases, radiological features (more…)
JW Walike MD, BJ Bailey MD
A 54-year-old man presented with an 18-month history of chronic left ankle pain and swelling. The pain was a dull ache and present throughout the day. On examination, there was swelling of the left ankle, more anteriorly, with palpable loose bodies. There was associated terminal restriction of motion. Radiographs of the left ankle revealed multiple subcentimeter osseous (more…)