Computed Tomography News & Stories
Pediatric coronary-to-pulmonary artery fistula
A 3-year-old female patient, complaining of dyspnea upon exertion as well as intermittent chest pain, was presented to the hospital. An echocardiography examination suspected a coronary-cavitary fistula, without describing the origin and the course of the fistula. A cardiac CT angiography (CTA) was requested for further assessment prior to treatment.
Double aortic arch with esophageal compression
A 3-year-old male patient, with a known double aortic arch, was presented to the hospital due to progressive dysphagia over the past 6 months. An esophageal compression was suspected and a chest CT angiography was requested for further assessment.
A complex coronary arteriovenous fistula
A 75-year-old male patient, hospitalized due to an acute cerebral infarction, was complaining of chest discomfort. An echocardiography examination was performed, revealing no abnormalities. A coronary CTA was requested for further evaluation.
An excessive hybrid of venous malformation and venous hemangioma of the left upper limb
A 26-year-old female patient, suffering from a massive mass on her left hand and forearm, came to the hospital. The mass appeared small at birth and grew pari passu with her, causing significant swelling, pain, dysfunction, and deformity. A surgical amputation was planned, and a CTA examination was requested for evaluation prior to surgery. Read more.
Spinal osteosynthesis complicated by postoperative osteolysis and foraminal stenosis
A 52-year-old female patient, who underwent spinal osteosynthesis a year ago, returned to the hospital complaining of chronic and refractory lower back pain. A DECT was performed to assess the integrity and position of the osteosynthesis device and to rule out osteolytic destruction as well as compression of the spinal canal and neuroforamina.