Ureteral Trauma

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Ureteral Trauma

Ureteral Trauma Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR Key Facts Terminology Injury of ureter from blunt, penetrating, or iatrogenic trauma Imaging Best imaging tools: CECT with CT urography for global view…

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Rhabdomyolysis

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Clinical and biochemical syndrome resulting from damage of integrity of skeletal muscle, with release of toxic muscle cell components into circulation Imaging…

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Bowel Perforation

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Bowel Perforation

Bowel Perforation R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD Key Facts Terminology Injury to bowel (duodenum, small bowel, colon) Imaging Best diagnostic clue: Bowel wall thickening, mesenteric infiltration ± extravasation of enteric or…

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Pseudomembranous Colitis (Clostridium Difficile)

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Pseudomembranous Colitis (Clostridium Difficile)

Pseudomembranous Colitis (Clostridium Difficile) R. Brooke Jeffrey, MD Key Facts Terminology Synonyms: Antibiotic colitis, Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) colitis Acute inflammation of colon caused by toxins produced by C. difficile…

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Retroperitoneal Lymphocele

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Retroperitoneal Lymphocele

Retroperitoneal Lymphocele Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR Key Facts Imaging Low-density pelvic or retroperitoneal fluid collection in postoperative patient Along iliac vessels, paraaortic retroperitoneum, inguinal area Unilocular or multilocular; round…

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Pneumothorax

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Air in pleural space Secondary associated with blunt or penetrating trauma, iatrogenic causes, and diffuse lung diseases Imaging Observation of thin pleural…

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Pulmonary Embolism

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Pulmonary arterial blockage with resultant segmental perfusion defect(s), most commonly caused by emboli arising from pelvic or lower extremity DVT Imaging…

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Deep Venous Thrombosis

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Deep Venous Thrombosis

Deep Venous Thrombosis Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Deep vein thrombosis: Condition where blood solidifies, producing blood clot (thrombus) within deep venous system, typically in lower limbs Can…

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Acute Myocardial Infarction

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Acute Myocardial Infarction

Acute Myocardial Infarction Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Atherosclerotic plaque rupture followed by thrombosis and acute coronary occlusion leading to ischemic myocyte damage Increased cardiac enzymes (troponin, CK,…

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Ophthalmic Complications

Sep 22, 2016 by in GENERAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Ophthalmic Complications

Ophthalmic Complications Jeffrey S. Ross, MD Key Facts Terminology Devastating vision loss related to operative event Postoperative visual loss (POVL) Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) Anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) Posterior…

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