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Autores: Suárez Vega, Victor Manuel (Autor de correspondencia); Domínguez Echávarri, Pablo Daniel; Caballeros Lam, Fanny Meylin; et al.
ISSN 0001-6489  Vol. 140  Nº 11  2020  págs. 883-888
Background The main sequences used to assess degree of endolymphatic hydrops (EH) are the 3D- inversion-recovery (IR) with real reconstruction and the 3D- fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR). Objectives The purpose of this study is to describe and compare both sequences. Material and methods Forty-two consecutive patients diagnosed with probable or definite Menier ' s disease were referred for hydrops MR examination. Vestibular and cochlear EH in both sequences were read by two independent radiologists, unaware of the patient's clinical status. The primary study endpoint was the concordance in the hydrops detection and severity with both imaging sequences. This was assessed using the Cohen's kappa Kappa statistic for disease grading and Pearson X(2)test to test the difference in detection rates of hydrops. Statistical significance was defined as two-sidedp < .05. Results We obtained an excellent overall concordance, with a kappa of 0.821, (p < .001) when comparing hydrops detection. The degree of concordance is higher in vestibular hydrops than in cochlear hydrops. The 3D-IR sequence detected more hydrops than the 3D FLAIR, (62 vs. 39.5%,p < .03). Conclusion The 3D-IR sequence seems to be superior to the 3D-FLAIR for the assessment of EH. Significance:The 3D-IR sequence should be considered as a standalone parameter for a shorter and optimized EH magnetic resonance imaging protocol.
Autores: Calsina Juscafresa, Laura (Autor de correspondencia); Páramo Alfaro, María; Grochowicz, Lukasz Karol; et al.
ISSN 1305-3825  Vol. 25  Nº 2  2019  págs. 166 - 168
Aneurysms of the portal vein and its branches have been rarely described. Their natural history is unknown although large ones (>3 cm in diameter) have been reported to cause rupture, thrombosis, duodenal or biliary obstruction, inferior vena cava compression and/or portal hypertension. We report the case of an incidentally diagnosed 4.5 cm splenic vein aneurysm repaired by endovascular treatment through a transhepatic route. The aneurysm was successfully excluded using a covered stent (Viabahn, Gore). The transhepatic route opens the possibility of offering a minimally invasive approach to vascular lesions of the portal vein system.