SA Journal of Radiology - Volume 10, Issue 4, 2006
Volume 10, Issue 4, 2006
Source: SA Journal of Radiology 10, pp 4 –6 (2006)More Less
Liver biopsy needs careful consideration for both focal and diffuse disease, particularly in surgically-resectable lesions and with core biopsies. Increasing perceptions of the risk of needle-track seeding are added to the chance of post-procedure haemorrhage. In high-risk patients, plugged biopsy or transjugular liver biopsy may reduce the chance of adverse outcomes.
Source: SA Journal of Radiology 10, pp 8 –13 (2006)More Less
For the clinical radiologist imaging a soft-tissue mass in a child, site plays an important role in narrowing the differential diagnosis. Rhabdomyosarcomas can arise from any tissue, even those devoid of skeletal muscle. Knowledge of the common sites involved allows inclusion in the differential diagnosis where relevant and also has a limited potential to prognosticate. With this article we hope to give some clarity as to when this diagnosis is likely. Rhabdomyosarcomas are relatively rare, but radiologists should have a high index of suspicion at particular sites where this may be the most common childhood malignancy. Common sites are the head and neck, genito-urinary system and extremities.
Source: SA Journal of Radiology 10, pp 31 –32 (2006)More Less
Neuroblastoma occurs mainly in childhood and approximately 20% of cases have orbital metastases. Proptosis can be the only manifestation of metastatic neuroblastoma. Early investigation is important, as metastatic disease requires aggressive management. We present a case of a 7-year old girl initially presenting with proptosis.