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The 3rd version of mixed Scintigraphic and Radiographic analysis of Bone and Joint ailments has been comprehensively rewritten and rearranged. It now encompasses, as well as the bone and joint ailments defined within the past variations, hitherto unpublished novel functions of pinhole scanning to the analysis of a broader spectrum of skeletal issues than ever earlier than, together with these of the gentle tissues. various cutting-edge scans and corroboratory radiograms acquired utilizing CT, MRI and/or sonography are offered part through part. The ebook has been significantly extended to debate 5 new topics: common editions and Artifacts, Drug-Induced Osteoporosis, Soft-Tissue Tumors and Tumor-like stipulations, PET/CT in Bone and Joint ailments and A Genetic attention of Skeletal problems. Topical chapters on rheumatic skeletal problems, malignant tumors of bone, benign tumors of bone and worrying illnesses have additionally been completely rewritten and are complemented via the addition of a few ninety lately got cases.

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4 The disease may be sporadic or familial, and the latter is inherited as an autosomal dominant. 5 Treatment is varied according to the number and distribution of the polyps and therefore may be endoscopic, resection, or a combination of these methods. 6 Long term follow up by endoscopy is necessary in these patients subsequent to initial treatment. It is also recommended that first degree family members undergo screening for colorectal carcinoma in addition to screening for polyps. 93 39 C A S E 18 Chronic Intussusception of the Colon Due to Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome Male, 24 Years History The patient presented in May 1965 with an established family history (mother and sister) of the Peutz–Jeghers syndrome (PJS).

It is of interest that this carcinoma was not diagnosed prior to operation. Diagram 20 45 C A S E 21 Large Bowel Lipomatosis Female, 53 Years History In 1990 colonoscopy revealed multiple lipomas in the left colon and rectum. There was also a central lower abdominal mass reaching the level of the umbilicus. Laparotomy revealed a deep abdominal wall tumor (12 × 9 cm) attached to the sigmoid colon, bladder, and a tube-ovarian mass containing a cystadenoma (14 × 14 cm). These lesions were removed.

The incidence of invasive carcinoma in a polyp is known to be directly related to size,2 and, therefore, giant polyps such as this case can be associated with a high incidence of carcinoma. 3 Where possible, these lesions are best treated by bowel resection as this and Cases 13 and 14 demonstrate. C A S E 13 Extensive “Benign” Polyp of the Rectum and Sigmoid Colon Male, 69 Years History The patient complained of diarrhea for 10 years. Sigmoidoscopy revealed an extensive aflt polyp with polypoid areas which extended from the anal canal to the lower sigmoid colon, reaching a level of 20 cm.

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