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Journal Cover Acta Radiologica Short Reports
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     ISSN (Print) 2047-9816 - ISSN (Online) 2047-9816
     Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [743 journals]
  • Imaging features of bilateral breast plasmacytoma as unusual initial
           presentation of multiple myeloma: case report and literature review

    • Authors: Lee, H. S; Kim, J. Y, Kang, C. S, Kim, S. H, Kang, J. H.
      Pages: 2047981614 - 2047981614
      Abstract: Breast plasmacytoma (BP) is an extremely rare extramedullary manifestation of multiple myeloma (MM). We report the imaging findings of an unusual case in which BP was the initial presentation of MM. A 53-year-old woman with no contributory medical history underwent chest computed tomography to evaluate intermittent nocturnal anterior chest pain, and bilateral multiple breast masses were found. Following an ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy, these lesions were confirmed to be BP.
      PubDate: 2014-11-19T01:55:09-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2047981614557666|hwp:resource-id:sparr;3/10/2047981614557666
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 10 (2014)
       
  • Magnetic resonance imaging findings in probable Creutzfeld-Jacob disease:
           comparison with electroencephalography and cerebrospinal fluid
           characteristics

    • Authors: Bozluolcay, M; Elmali, A. D, Menku, S. F, Zeydan, B, Benbir, G, Delil, S, Yeni, N.
      Pages: 2047981614 - 2047981614
      Abstract: Background Creutzfeld-Jacob disease (CJD) is a rare, progressive disease that has a vast clinical manifestation range. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and measurement of 14-3-3 in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may offer a pragmatic approach in the diagnosis of CJD as an alternative to histopathological confirmation. Purpose To present the symptoms and signs of the CJD patients in regard to radiological and neurophysiological findings. Material and Methods We collected all cases with the diagnosis of probable CJD admitted to our neurology department between June 2010 and June 2014. The medical records and laboratory data, clinical features, results of MRI (including diffusion weighted images), EEG and CSF evaluations, and other laboratory data to exclude other possible diagnoses were recorded. None of the patients underwent biopsy or autopsy for histological diagnosis. Results Of 20 patients, 11 (55%) were men and nine (45%) were women. The mean age at disease onset was 60.0 ± 9.5 years (age range, 47–80 years). All patients without exception had characteristic abnormalities in DWI and/or FLAIR on admission, about 4 months after the initial symptom. Periodic complexes on EEGs characteristic for CJD were detected only in 10 patients (50%) on admission and in 13 patients (65%) during disease course. Out of 14 patients who underwent CSF examination, 11 (78.5%) were positive for 14-3-3 protein. Conclusion Although the definite diagnosis of CJD is made histopathologically, we aimed to discuss the value of magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of CJD in respect to EEG findings and protein 14-3-3 levels in CSF.
      PubDate: 2014-11-18T02:36:35-08:00
      DOI: 10.1177/2047981614552218|hwp:resource-id:sparr;3/10/2047981614552218
      Issue No: Vol. 3, No. 10 (2014)
       
 
 
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