Aunt Minnie's Atlas and Imaging-Specific Diagnosis by Thomas L Pope Jr. MD

By Thomas L Pope Jr. MD

Revised and up to date for its 3rd version, Aunt Minnie's Atlas is a wonderful research instrument for the oral radiology board exam. It positive factors over 900 photographs and over 250 instances representing "Aunt Minnies"—diseases with certain radiographic positive aspects that let a convinced, fast prognosis. every one case is gifted in an easy-to-follow layout and comprises an important take-away issues known as "Aunt Minnie's Pearls." The circumstances characterize all modalities and canopy all subspecialties confirmed at the oral forums. This version has extra instances in additional modalities, together with new instances in breast MRI and electronic mammography. A significant other site will provide new circumstances each one sector.

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Growth along the edges of the suture is impaired, producing an extremely long, narrow â boat-likeâ skull. Plain-films are the initial imaging modality of choice, as the sutural abnormality is usually easily seen. In difficult or incomplete cases of synostosis, CT with 3D reconstruction is the best method of identifying the abnormality. Surgical correction is performed to create a more normal appearance and to prevent potential injury to the underlying brain (38). Aunt Minnie's Pearls • Plain-films characterize most calvarial and sutural changes of premature craniosynostosis.

However, in some cases, the left arch is dominant, or the arches are symmetric. CT and MRI have replaced aortography, as they noninvasively confirm the diagnosis and clearly delineate the arch anatomy for surgical planning (48,49). Aunt Minnie's Pearls • Respiratory symptoms predominate in patients with DAA. • Reverse S indentation on the esophagus in an esophagram is characteristic of DAA. • CT angiography and MRI are the current imaging modalities of choice to confirm the diagnosis and delineate the arch anatomy.

54 scrotum, and the affected testis is frequently already necrotic. Intravaginal torsion, common in adolescents and young adults, is caused by an embryologic failure of fixation of the testicle to the tunica vaginalis (the â bell-clapperâ deformity), which enables the testicle to rotate freely on the vascular pedicle within the scrotal sac. The child with acute scrotal pain constitutes a medical emergency, as delay in surgical intervention reduces the likelihood of testicular salvage. If the torsed testicle is detorsed within 6 hours of symptom onset, nearly 58 59 100% are viable.

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