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By Fergus V. Coakley MD

Learn constantly means that 1.0 to 2.6% of radiology stories include severe error, lots of that are avoidable, and it really is transparent that every one radiologists can fight with the elemental questions to whether a research is common or irregular. Pearls and Pitfalls in belly Imaging offers over a hundred stipulations within the stomach and pelvis which may usually reason confusion and mismanagement in day-by-day radiological perform, supplying a concentrated textbook that may be quite simply used to prevent incorrect diagnoses and forestall flawed administration or maybe malpractice litigation. It comprises seven hundred figures and covers the entire significant modalities together with CT, PET/CT and MRI. The pearls and pitfalls contain artifacts, anatomic editions, mimics, and a miscellany of diagnoses which are under-recognized or only in the near past defined. stipulations are awarded in anatomic order from diaphragm to the symphysis pubis, with grouping by way of position and organ approach.

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Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2009; 9: 241–246. 3 Bubley GJ. Is the flare phenomenon clinically significant? Urology 2001; 58(2 Suppl 1): 5–9. 4 Coiffier B, Altman A, Pui CH, Younes A, Cairo MS. Guidelines for the management of pediatric and adult tumor lysis syndrome: an evidence-based review. J Clin Oncol 2008; 26: 2767–2778. 5 Robinson PJ. The effects of cancer chemotherapy on liver imaging. Eur Radiol 2009; 19: 1752–1762. 6 Peppercorn PD, Reznek RH, Wilson P, Slevin ML, Gupta RK. Demonstration of hepatic steatosis by computerized tomography in patients receiving 5-fluorouracil-based therapy for advanced colorectal cancer.

Differential diagnosis The nodularity associated with fulminant hepatic failure appears characteristically fine and diffuse, which is to be expected, given its histopathological basis. This particular type of nodularity has a fairly limited number of causes. The primary differential consideration is cirrhosis, and outside of the special circumstance of fulminant hepatic failure, hepatic surface nodularity is generally the most accurate and specific sign of cirrhosis [2, 3]. In clinical practice, the only condition that mimics cirrhosis with any real frequency is pseudocirrhosis of treated breast cancer metastases to the liver, but 32 again the clinical setting is distinctive [4].

Note the presence of gastroesophageal varices (arrow) due to portal hypertension. 8 Axial contrast-enhanced CT image in a 35 year old woman with breast cancer shows diffusely irregular parenchymal enhancement due to biopsy-proven miliary metastases. 9 Axial contrast-enhanced CT image in a 32 year old man shows diffuse nodular heterogeneous enhancement of the liver, with multiple hypodense nodules in the spleen. Retroperitoneal adenopathy (not shown) was also present. A diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established by nodal biopsy.

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