Publications (2)1.38 Total impact
Article: [Clinical significance of bowel wall thickening detected with 64-slice multidetector computed tomography].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scanning frequently leads to the incidental discovery of bowel wall thickening. The aim of this study was to determine the utility of gastroscopy and colonoscopy in the management of patients who had incidental discovery of bowel wall thickening on MDCT. From May 2006 to March 2008, the abdominal MDCT reports of all patients in Chungbuk National University Hospital were reviewed. Cases with any bowel thickening were selected and then patients who received gastroscopy or colonoscopy after abdominal MDCT were re-selected. Gastroscopy revealed abnormal findings in 22 (95.7%) out of 23 patients, and 10 patients (43.5%) had stomach cancers. Colonoscopy revealed abnormal findings in 35 (85.4%) out of 41 patients, and 12 patients (29%) had malignant tumors. In the patients who had lymph node enlargement (p<0.001), dirty fat infiltration (p=0.025), and irregular wall thickening (p<0.001) on MDCT malignancy was observed more frequently. We recommend gastroscopy and colonoscopy to patients who had incidentally bowel wall thickening found on MDCT, especially those with lymph node enlargement, dirty fat infiltration, and irregular wall thickening.The Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi 09/2009; 54(3):149-54.
Article: Narrow duplicated or triplicated internal auditory canal (3 cases and review of literature): can we regard the separated narrow internal auditory canal as the presence of vestibulocochlear nerve fibers?[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: The narrow duplicated internal auditory canal (IAC) is a very rare malformation, and there is no report about the narrow triplicated IAC in the literature. It has been believed to be associated with congenital sensorineural hearing loss and to be a result of aplasia or hypoplasia of the vestibulocochlear nerve or the cochlear branch. We present 2 cases of unilateral narrow duplicated IAC and 1 case of unilateral narrow triplicated IAC with ipsilateral sensorineural hearing loss. The separated, accessory bony canals delineated on high-resolution computed tomography do not mean the presence of nerve fibers. In previously presented cases and in our case, the separated small canals were vacant and without a cochlear nerve fiber. We present new common radiological findings as follows: the bony canal to the cochlea is very thin and the connection with the modiolus of the cochlea is interrupted in narrow separated IAC.Journal of computer assisted tomography 33(4):565-70. · 1.38 Impact Factor