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Firat A.,Kecioren Training and Research Hospital Kecioren | Tecimel O.,Ataturk Training and Research Hospital | Deveci A.,Etlik Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital | Ocguder A.,Ataturk Training and Research Hospital | Bozkurt M.,Ataturk Training and Research Hospital
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research | Year: 2013

Background: Intramedullary nailing can be performed with a fracture table or manual traction. Manual traction can be applied with the patient in either the supine or lateral decubitus (LD) position. However, in either of these positions, the reduction can be difficult because the fractured extremity is not positioned parallel to the floor and the contralateral leg on the operating room table overlaps the fractured limb while the fractured extremity is in full adduction. Therefore fluoroscopy time may be increased. Accordingly, we developed a technique with the patient supine and the contralateral leg elevated (SCLE). Description of Technique: We performed anterograde femoral intramedullary nailing with the patient in the supine position with the contralateral leg elevated to allow easy nail entry, reduction, and locking. In this position, the uninjured leg was placed on the leg holder in a semilithotomy position to allow full hip adduction. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 63 patients treated with intramedullary nailing: 30 with the SCLE position (mean age, 38 years; 30% female) and 33 with the LD position (mean age, 37 years; 36% female). From the medical records we extracted demographic information, fracture pattern, intramedullary nail diameter, duration of fluoroscopy and operation, and complications. At the last visit, extremity lengths, rotation, and alignment were determined. Minimum followup was 46 months (mean, 46 months; range, 20-72 months). Results: The mean durations of surgery and fluoroscopy were shorter for the SCLE group than the LD group: 98 versus 108 minutes and 3.4 versus 3.8 minutes, respectively. The open reduction rate was less in the SCLE group when compared with the LD group: 10% versus 36%. Conclusions: We believe the SCLE technique is a reasonable treatment choice for femoral intramedullary nailing as it facilitates obtaining orthogonal views of the femur while possibly shortening surgery and fluoroscopy times. Level of Evidence: Level III, therapeutic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence. © 2012 The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons®.

PubMed | Ankara University and Kecioren Training and Research Hospital Kecioren
Type: | Journal: Journal of magnetic resonance imaging : JMRI | Year: 2016

We discuss an ectopic liver misdiagnosed as an abdominal mass and the importance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in liver positional anomalies. A solid midline mass midline adjacent to the liver was found in a 45-year-old female at an external center during an ultrasound investigation conducted for occasional abdominal pain of many years. The patient was referred to us for MRI. MRI revealed a solid epigastric lesion adjacent to the liver but unrelated to the liver parenchyma. The mass was of similar intensity as the liver in all sequences and in postcontrast dynamic phases following hepatospecific contrast material administration. We also observed contrast material excretion into the solid lesion from the biliary ducts in the hepatobiliary phase. The lesion was diagnosed as ectopic liver tissue with these findings.5 J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2016.

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