Sample records for cerebellopontine angle lipomas

  1. Cerebellopontine angle lipomas: magnetic resonance imaging findings in two cases

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    Borges, Rafael S. [Clinica de Diagnostico por Imagem Multi-Imagem, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Radiologia; Brito, Cecilia Castelo Branco [Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), RJ (Brazil). Fac. de Medicina; Carvalho, Gustavo A. [Clinica Bambina, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil). Dept. de Neurocirurgia; Hospital Silvestre, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Domingues, Romeu C. [Clinicas CDPI e Multi-Imagem, Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brazil); Gasparetto, Emerson L. [Clinicas CDPI e Multi-Imagem, Rio de Janeiro RJ (Brazil)


    Vestibular schwannomas and meningiomas are the most common lesions of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA), accounting for approximately 85-90% of the tumors seen in this location. Lipomas are rare at this topography, representing about 0.15% of the CPA lesions. These tumors are mal developmental masses that arise from abnormal differentiation of the meninx primitive. Clinically, CPA lipomas can cause slowly progressive neurological symptoms and signs affecting cranial nerves or brain stem. Because these lesions usually are strongly attached to the surrounding structures, any surgical attempts of complete resection can result in neural or vascular damage, reinforcing the importance of the pre-operative imaging diagnosis. Although the CT findings of CPA lipomas can be typical, the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, especially the fat suppression sequences, had improved the identification of these lesions. We aimed to report two patients with a CPA lipoma, emphasizing the MR imaging findings. (author)

  2. Lipoma do ângulo pontocerebelar: relato de caso Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle: case report

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    Full Text Available Os lipomas do ângulo pontocerebelar são tumores muito raros. Em geral são assintomáticos, achados fortuitos em autópsia, tomografia computadorizada (TC de crânio ou ressonância nuclear magnética do encéfalo. Os autores apresentam o caso de paciente, feminina, branca, 14 anos, há três anos com diminuição da audição à esquerda e há um ano com cefaléia, tipo hemicrânia à esquerda. A TC de crânio evidenciou lesão hipodensa, sem captação de contraste, no ângulo pontocerebelar esquerdo. A paciente foi submetida a cirurgia por via retrossigmóidea para abordagem da lesão, que se apresentou de coloração amarelada, característica de tecido adiposo. Tendo em vista o envolvimento de estruturas nervosas (VII e VIII nervos cranianos, optou-se pela exérese parcial da lesão. A paciente evoluiu com melhora da cefaléia, sem piora do déficit auditivo. Após três anos de seguimento, mantém o quadro estável. Conclui-se que os lipomas do ângulo pontocerebelar, quando assintomáticos, podem ser tratados conservadoramente. Entretanto aqueles associados a sintomatologia persistente e progressiva devem ser operados. A exérese total ou parcial vai depender do envolvimento ou não das estruturas neurovasculares adjacentes.Lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle is a very rare tumor. We report the case of a 14-years-old female, with left side deafness during three years, associated with headache. CT scan showed an hypodense mass, without enhancement at the cerebellopontine angle. The patient was treated surgically by left retrosigmoid approach. The lesion involved the eighth and seventh cranial nerves and only a partial removal was performed. The postoperative course was uneventful. She had no more headache; the deafness of the left side remained unchanged. Asymptomatic lipoma of the cerebellopontine angle can be treated conservatively, although those with progressive symptoms should be treated surgically, with total or partial remove

  3. Cerebellopontine angle tumours in black South Africans - how rare ...

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    Previous reports of Intracranial neoplasms from Africa have all shown a very low incidence of acoustic schwannomas (neuromas). In this series a group of 11 cerebellopontine angle solid tumours from black Africans were studied. On conventional histological examination only 3 had the features of a schwannoma. However ...

  4. Clinical imaging of the cerebello-pontine angle

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    Valavanis, A.; Schubiger, O.; Naidich, T.P.


    This book describes the diagnostic problems encountered in cerebello-pontine angle lesions. It includes the differential diagnostic criteria for each specific lesion. The former radiological methods of examination are briefly reviewed, but the main stress is on computer tomography. A chapter is devoted to magnetic resonance imaging.

  5. Tumors of the cerebellopontine angle; Tumoren des Kleinhirnbrueckenwinkels

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    Schulze, Maximilian [Universitaetsklinikum Tuebingen (Germany). Abt. fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie; Reimann, Katrin [Universitaetsklinikum Tuebingen (Germany). HNO Klinik; Soares Tatagiba, Marcos [Universitaetsklinikum Tuebingen (Germany). Klinik fuer Neurochirurgie; Bisdas, Sotirios [The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London (United Kingdom). Dept. of Neuroradiology


    The diagnostic imaging of lesions in the cerebellopontine angle is mainly challenged by the possible differential diagnoses and their therapeutic relevance. As classification of tumors in contrast-enhancing and non-enhancing allows for a primary differentiation, MRI holds pivotal role in diagnosis and therapy planning on the basis of its quantitative and qualitative methods as volumetry, diffusion weighted imaging, perfusion imaging and spectroscopy.

  6. Cerebellopontine angle facial schwannoma relapsing towards middle cranial fossa

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    Takafumi Nishizaki


    Full Text Available Facial nerve schwannomas involving posterior and middle fossas are quite rare. Here, we report an unusual case of cerebellopontine angle facial schwannoma that involved the middle cranial fossa, two years after the first operation. A 53-year-old woman presented with a 3-year history of a progressive left side hearing loss and 6-month history of a left facial spasm and palsy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI revealed 4.5 cm diameter of left cerebellopontine angle and small middle fossa tumor. The tumor was subtotally removed via a suboccipital retrosigmoid approach. The tumor relapsed towards middle cranial fossa within a two-year period. By subtemporal approach with zygomatic arch osteotomy, the tumor was subtotally removed except that in the petrous bone involving the facial nerve. In both surgical procedures, intraoperative monitoring identified the facial nerve, resulting in preserved facial function. The tumor in the present case arose from broad segment of facial nerve encompassing cerebellopontine angle, meatus, geniculate/labyrinthine and possibly great petrosal nerve, in view of variable symptoms. Preservation of anatomic continuity of the facial nerve should be attempted, and the staged operation via retrosigmoid and middle fossa approaches using intraoperative facial monitoring, may result in preservation of the facial nerve.

  7. Unusual case of hemangioblastoma of the cerebellopontine angle. (United States)

    Persad, A R; Khormi, Y H; van Landeghem, F; Chow, M M


    Hemangioblastomas are the most common primary tumor of the posterior fossa. There are few cases of hemangioblastoma of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). When present in this location, hemangioblastoma presents a diagnostic challenge as its imaging findings closely resemble those of vestibular schwannoma (VS), which is much more common in the CPA. We report the case of a 42-year-old man presenting with vertigo and diplopia found to have a CPA tumor with imaging resembling VS. He underwent retrosigmoidal resection of his tumor, which was found to be a hemangioblastoma. Hemangioblastoma, though rare in the CPA, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of CPA tumors.

  8. Disorders of the cerebellopontine angle; Klinik der Kleinhirnbrueckenwinkelerkrankungen

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    Block, F. [Helios-Kliniken Schwerin (Germany). Neurologische Klinik


    Disorders of the cerebellopontine angle may present by symptoms like vertigo, hearing problems, affection of the trigeminal or facial nerve. Ipsilateral ataxia and contralateral hemiparesis develop in case of a rather large tumor in this region and display an involvement of the cerebellum and/or brainstem. However, some of these typical symptoms are not recognized by the patient. Thus, in case of a suspicion of a disorder of the cerebellopontine angle the relevant functions have to be tested clinically. In addition, electrophysiology can confirm dysfunction of these cranial nerves. Mainstay of the therapy should be the treatment of the underlying cause. Nevertheless, not seldom it is necessary to treat symptoms like vertigo or facial pain. (orig.) [German] Schwindel, Hoerstoerungen, Affektionen des N. trigeminus oder des N. facialis stellen die wesentlichen und haeufigen Symptome bei Kleinhirnbrueckenwinkelerkrankungen dar. Ipsilaterale Gliedmassenataxie und kontralaterale Hemiparese sprechen fuer eine Mitbeteiligung von Kleinhirn und/oder Hirnstamm, die meist nur bei grossen Prozessen in dieser Region auftreten. Da einige Veraenderungen sich fuer den Patienten unbemerkt entwickeln, ist bei Verdacht eine gezielte klinische Untersuchung dieser Funktionen angezeigt, die durch elektrophysiologische Diagnostik wie z. B. akustisch evozierte Potenziale oder Blinkreflexe untermauert werden kann. Auch wenn natuerlich die kausale Therapie im Vordergrund steht, ist es gar nicht selten notwendig, eine symptomatische Behandlung durchzufuehren. Dies trifft besonders fuer Symptome wie Schwindel oder Gesichtsschmerzen zu. (orig.)

  9. Vascular anomalies of the cerebellopontine angle; Vaskulaere Erkrankungen des Kleinhirnbrueckenwinkels

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    Papanagiotou, P.; Grunwald, I.Q.; Politi, M.; Struffert, T.; Ahlhelm, F.; Reith, W. [Universitaetsklinikum des Saarlandes, Homburg/Saar (Germany). Klinik fuer Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie


    Vascular anomalies of the cerebellopontine angle are rare compared to tumors in this area. Irritation of the trigeminal, facial, or vestibulocochlear nerve may cause trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and vertigo, or tinnitus accordingly. Vessel loops in the cerebellopontine cisterns may cause compression at the root entry or exit zone of the cranial nerves V, VII, and VIII, a phenomenon which is called ''vascular loop syndrome.'' Megadolichobasilar artery and aneurysms of the vertebrobasilar system can also lead to dislocation and compression of the cranial nerves and brain stem. Three-dimensional CISS MR imaging and MR angiography are useful in the detection of neurovascular compression. Microvascular decompression is an effective surgical procedure in the management of compression syndromes of the cranial nerves V, VII, and VIII. (orig.) [German] Gegenueber den Raumforderungen stellen vaskulaere Veraenderungen des Kleinhirnbrueckenwinkels eher eine Ausnahme dar. Trigeminusneuralgie, hemifazialer Spasmus und Schwindel oder Tinnitus koennen bei Irritationen des Nervus trigeminus, facialis und vestibulocochlearis auftreten. Schlingenbildungen der Gefaesse in den Kleinhirnzisternen koennen eine Kompression der Eintritts- oder Austrittszonen der Hirnnerven V, VII und VIII am Hirnstamm hervorrufen, was als ''Vascular-loop-Syndrom'' bezeichnet wird. Zu Verlagerungen und Kompressionen von Hirnnerven und Hirnstamm koennen, wenn auch seltener, die Megadolichobasilaris und Aneurysmen des vertebrobasilaeren Systems fuehren. Bezueglich der Bildgebung ist die Magnetresonanztomographie (MRT) die Methode der Wahl. Die 3D-CISS-Sequenz und die MR-Angiographie sind hilfreich zur Darstellung der neurovaskulaeren Kompression. Die Methode der mikrovaskulaeren Dekompression ist eine wirkungsvolle Methode zur Beseitigung gefaessbedingter Kompressionen der Hirnnerven V, VII und VIII. (orig.)

  10. Contrast-enhanced CISS imaging of cerebellopontine angle tumors

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    Tozaki, Mitsuhiro; Toyoda, Keiko; Hata, Yuichi; Fukuda, Yasushi; Fukuda, Kunihiko [Jikei Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine; Katano, Shuichi


    Our purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical usefulness of contrast-enhanced CISS-3DFT MR imaging for the diagnosis of CP angle tumors. CISS-3DFT MR imaging is expected for screening procedure of acoustic schwannoma because of excellent spatial resolution. Recently, we discovered contrast enhancement effect on CISS sequence in spite of heavily T{sub 2}-weighted images. Fourteen patients with CP angle tumors were performed on a 1.0 T MR unit. Transaxial CISS-3DFT MRI was obtained both before and after intravenous injections of Gd-DTPA. Multiplanar reconstructions (MPRs) were performed in all cases. Contrast enhancement effect of CP angle tumors, and the relationship between tumors and the adjacent cranial nerves were evaluated. Contrast enhancement effect of the tumors was present in all cases in spite of heavily T{sub 2}-weighted images of CISS sequences. In the internal auditory canal, relationship between the tumors and the cranial nerves was demonstrated in 6 cases (6/9). In the cerebellopontine cistern, all cases were demonstrated (11/11). Contrast-enhanced CISS-3DFT MR imaging with a good contrast resolution and an excellent spatial resolution is useful for the diagnosis of CP angle tumors. (author)

  11. Teflon granulomas mimicking cerebellopontine angle tumors following microvascular decompression. (United States)

    Deep, Nicholas L; Graffeo, Christopher S; Copeland, William R; Link, Michael J; Atkinson, John L; Neff, Brian A; Raghunathan, Aditya; Carlson, Matthew L


    To report two patients with a history of microvascular decompression (MVD) for hemifacial spasm who presented with Teflon granulomas (TG) mimicking cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors and to perform a systematic review of the English-language literature. Case series at a single tertiary academic referral center and systematic review. Retrospective chart review with analysis of clinical, radiological, and histopathological findings. Systematic review using PubMed, Embase, MEDLINE, and Web of Science databases. Two patients with large skull base TGs mimicking CPA tumors clinically and radiographically were managed at the authors' institution. The first presented 4 years after MVD with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss, multiple progressive cranial neuropathies, and brainstem edema due to a growing TG. Reoperation with resection of the granuloma confirmed a foreign-body reaction consisting of multinucleated giant cells containing intracytoplasmic Teflon particles. The second patient presented 11 years after MVD with asymmetrical sensorineural hearing loss and recurrent hemifacial spasm. No growth was noted over 2 years, and the patient has been managed expectantly. Only one prior case of TG after MVD for hemifacial spasm has been reported in the English literature. TG is a rare complication of MVD for hemifacial spasm. The diagnosis should be suspected in patients presenting with a new-onset enhancing mass of the CPA after MVD, even when performed decades earlier. A thorough clinical and surgical history is critical toward establishing an accurate diagnosis to guide management and prevent unnecessary morbidity. Surgical intervention is not required unless progressive neurologic complications ensue. 4 Laryngoscope, 127:715-719, 2017. © 2016 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  12. A rare case of an extra-axial cavernous angioma in the cerebellopontine angle

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    Rajesh K Ghanta


    Full Text Available Intracranial extra-axial cavernous angiomas are rare lesions. We report a rare case of extra-axial cavernous angioma in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA in a 50-year-old male, who presented with lower cranial nerve palsy and gait ataxia. Computed tomography (CT scan of the brain showed a hyperdense lesion in the left cerebellopontine angle. The lesion was totally excised by the retrosigmoid approach and a pathological examination confirmed the lesion to be a cavernous angioma. Following surgery, the lower cranial nerve palsy recovered significantly.

  13. A rare case of an extra-axial cavernous angioma in the cerebellopontine angle. (United States)

    Ghanta, Rajesh K; Tangella, Perumallu; Koti, Kalyan; Dandamudi, Srinivas


    Intracranial extra-axial cavernous angiomas are rare lesions. We report a rare case of extra-axial cavernous angioma in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) in a 50-year-old male, who presented with lower cranial nerve palsy and gait ataxia. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain showed a hyperdense lesion in the left cerebellopontine angle. The lesion was totally excised by the retrosigmoid approach and a pathological examination confirmed the lesion to be a cavernous angioma. Following surgery, the lower cranial nerve palsy recovered significantly.

  14. Metastatic adenocarcinoma in the cerebellopontine angle, presenting as a meningioma: a case report of rare occurrence

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    Buis, D. R.; Peerdeman, S. M.; Vandertop, W. P.


    We present the case of a 36-year old woman who was referred to our hospital with an 8 weeks history of walking difficulties, nausea and vomiting, diminished hearing on the right side and diplopia. On Magnetic Resonance-Imaging (MRI) a tumour in the right cerebellopontine angle (CPA) was diagnosed.

  15. Pilocytic astrocytoma of the cerebellopontine angle mimicking vestibular schwannoma: report of a rare entity. (United States)

    Dutta, Gautam; Singh, Daljit; Singh, Hukum; Sachdeva, Deepashu; Kumar, Vikas; Chaturvedi, Ashutosh


    We present a rare case of a 55-yr old patient of pilocytic astrocytoma of the cerebello-pontine angle mimicking a vestibular schwannoma. The tumor protruded into the porus acusticus causing enlargement of the internal auditory meatus, which is quite an unusual feature of glial tumours.

  16. Nonvestibular schwannoma tumors in the cerebellopontine angle: A structured approach and management guidelines

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    Springborg, J.B.; Poulsgaard, L.; Thomsen, Jens Christian


    The most common cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumor is a vestibular schwannoma, but one in five CPA tumors are not vestibular schwannomas. These tumors may require different management strategies. Compared with vestibular schwannomas, symptoms and signs from cranial nerve VIII are less frequent...

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  18. Imaging diagnosis of various small lesions in the cerebellopontine angle by Suboccipital air CT cisternography

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    Tsukahara, Kaoru (Toho Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine)


    A modified air CT cisternography technique, characterized by suboccipital air infusion was carried out in a total of 180 patients over the past 5 years. The patients were divided into two groups according to their suspected lesions. The first group consisted of 151 patients who were diagnosed as having retrolabyrinthine lesions by neurootological examinations; 29 patients with facial twitching or trigeminal neuralgia were classified in the second group. In the first group, air CT cisternography revealed 21 cases of small acoustic tumors including intracanalicular tumors. Additionally, several unexpected small lesions were detected in the cerebellopontine angle. These included small meningiomas, osteoma, osteogenic tumor, nodulated acoustic nerve in neurofibromatosis, primary acoustic nerve atrophy, adhesive arachnoiditis, elongated basilar artery and patulous acoustic meatus. In the second group, the causative artery of neurovascular compression at the nerve exit zone failed to be confirmed in many cases, but satisfactory preoperative information concerning nerves and vessels in the cerebellopontine angle were provided by air CT cisternography. The advantages and disadvantages of air CT cisternography and MRI-CT for the diagnosis of small lesions in the cerebellopontine angle are also discussed. (author).

  19. Imaging of cerebellopontine angle lesions: an update. Part 1: enhancing extra-axial lesions

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    Bonneville, Fabrice; Chiras, Jacques [Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Department of Neuroradiology, Paris (France); Savatovsky, Julien [Adolphe de Rothschild Fondation, Department of Radiology, Paris (France)


    Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging reliably demonstrate typical features of vestibular schwannomas or meningiomas in the vast majority of mass lesions in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA). However, a large variety of unusual lesions can also be encountered in the CPA. Covering the entire spectrum of lesions potentially found in the CPA, these articles explain the pertinent neuroimaging features that radiologists need to know to make clinically relevant diagnoses in these cases, including data from diffusion and perfusion-weighted imaging or MR spectroscopy, when available. A diagnostic algorithm based on the lesion's site of origin, shape and margins, density, signal intensity and contrast material uptake is also proposed. Part 1 describes the different enhancing extra-axial CPA masses primarily arising from the cerebellopontine cistern and its contents, including vestibular and non-vestibular schwannomas, meningioma, metastasis, aneurysm, tuberculosis and other miscellaneous meningeal lesions. (orig.)

  20. Anatomical variation of superior petrosal vein and its management during surgery for cerebellopontine angle meningiomas. (United States)

    Watanabe, Takao; Igarashi, Takahiro; Fukushima, Takao; Yoshino, Atsuo; Katayama, Yoichi


    No systematic study is yet available that focuses on the surgical anatomy of the superior petrosal vein and its significance during surgery for cerebellopontine angle meningiomas. The aim of the present study was to examine the variation of the superior petrosal vein via the retrosigmoid suboccipital approach in relation to the tumor attachment of cerebellopontine angle meningiomas as well as postoperative complications related to venous occlusion. Forty-three patients with cerebellopontine angle meningiomas were analyzed retrospectively. Based on the operative findings, the tumors were classified into four subtypes: the petroclival type, tentorial type, anterior petrous type, and posterior petrous type. According to a previous anatomical report, the superior petrosal veins were divided into three groups: Type I which emptied into the superior petrosal sinus above and lateral to the internal acoustic meatus, Type II which emptied between the lateral limit of the trigeminal nerve at Meckel's cave and the medial limit of the facial nerve at the internal acoustic meatus, and Type III which emptied into the superior petrosal sinus above and medial to Meckel's cave. In both the petroclival and anterior petrous types, the most common vein was Type III which is the ideal vein for a retrosigmoid approach. In contrast, the Type II vein which is at high risk of being sacrificed during a suprameatal approach procedure was most frequent in posterior petrous type, in which the superior petrosal vein was not largely an obstacle. Intraoperative sacrificing of veins was associated with a significantly higher rate of venous-related phenomena, while venous complications occurred even in cases where the superior petrosal vein was absent or compressed by the tumor. The variation in the superior petrosal vein appeared to differ among the tumor attachment subtypes, which could permit a satisfactory surgical exposure without dividing the superior petrosal vein. In cases where the

  1. A rare cause of infant facial paralysis: atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour located in the cerebellopontine angle. (United States)

    Öztürk, Mehmet; Siğirci, Ahmet; Karadağ, Neşe


    Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour (ATRT) is a rare malignant tumour of the central nervous system with embryonal roots. The majority are seen in early childhood and location is often in the posterior fossa. Surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy are used in treatment. Knowledge of the localisation of the mass preoperatively is necessary for direction of the chemoradiotherapy and sufficient resection in surgery. Differentiation from other brain tumours is important because of poor prognosis and differences in treatment. In this paper it was aimed to present the clinical and radiological findings of an ATRT located in the cerebellopontine angle, which occurred with facial paralysis.

  2. Cerebellopontine angle tumors causing hemifacial spasm: types, incidence, and mechanism in nine reported cases and literature review. (United States)

    Lee, Seung Hwan; Rhee, Bong Arm; Choi, Seok Keun; Koh, Jun Seok; Lim, Young Jin


    Although hemifacial spasm is usually caused by vascular compression around the root exit zone of the facial nerve, it is sometimes brought on by a cerebellopontine angle tumor. We reviewed and analyzed data from past experience with hemifacial spasm induced by cerebellopontine angle tumors. Nine patients of a total 2,050, who had presented with hemifacial spasms associated with cerebellopontine angle tumors between 1986 and 2009, were reviewed. Two vestibular schwannomas, five meningiomas, and two epidermoid tumors were included in this study. Hemifacial spasm occurred on the same side of the lesion in eight patients whereas it occurred on the opposite side of the lesion in one patient. With respect to the pathogenesis of hemifacial spasms, offending vessels were found in six patients, tumor encasement of the facial nerve in one patient, hypervascular tumor compression of the facial nerve without offending vessels in one patient, and a huge tumor compressing the brain stem and, thus, contralateral facial nerve compression in one patient. Hemifacial spasm was resolved in seven patients, whereas in two patients with a vestibular schwannoma and an epidermoid tumor, it improved transiently and then recurred in a month. Each type of tumor had different characteristics with respect to the induction of hemifacial spasm; therefore, it is suggested that neurosurgeons, who are planning surgeries both for the purposes of relieving hemifacial spasm and removal of cerebellopontine angle tumor, should thoroughly prepare appropriate approaches and specific dissecting strategies according to each causative lesion.

  3. Cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst: a case of hemifacial spasm caused by an organic lesion other than neurovascular compression: case report. (United States)

    Mastronardi, Luciano; Taniguchi, Raymond; Caroli, Manuela; Crispo, Francesco; Ferrante, Luigi; Fukushima, Takanori


    A rare case of cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst manifesting as hemifacial spasm (HFS) is reported. The patient is a 42-year-old woman with 10-month history of left HFS. A preoperative magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a well-demarcated area, hypointense on T1-weighted imaging and hyperintense on T2-weighted imaging, in the left cerebellopontine angle, without contrast enhancement, resembling an arachnoid cyst. The cyst was excised with microneurosurgical technique and the facial, vestibular, and acoustic nerves were completely decompressed from the arachnoid wall. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the left HFS disappeared immediately. Histologically, the cyst wall was a typical arachnoidal membrane. Ten months after surgery, the patient is symptom free. It is well-known that in approximately 10% of cases, trigeminal neuralgia can be caused by a space-occupying mass. However, the fact that HFS can also be caused by organic lesions as well as neurovascular compression is less well-known. Although the occurrence of tumor compression causing HFS has been previously recognized, cerebellopontine angle cysts have very rarely been described. The observation of a patient with a cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst causing HFS prompted us to review the literature relative to HFS caused by an organic lesion rather than neurovascular compression.

  4. Hemifacial spasm caused by a cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst. Case report and literature review. (United States)

    Ruiz-Juretschke, Fernando; Vargas, Antonio; González-Rodrigalvarez, Rosario; Garcia-Leal, Roberto


    Arachnoid cysts involving the cerebellopontine angle are an unusual cause of hemifacial spasm. The case is reported of a 71-year old woman presenting with a right hemifacial spasm and an ipsilateral arachnoid cyst. Preoperative magnetic resonance imaging findings suggested a neurovascular compression caused by displacement of the facial-acoustic complex and the anterior inferior cerebellar artery by the cyst. Cyst excision and microvascular decompression of the facial nerve achieved permanent relief. The existing cases of arachnoid cysts causing hemifacial spasm are reviewed and the importance of a secondary neurovascular conflict identification and decompression in these cases is highlighted. Copyright © 2015 Sociedad Española de Neurocirugía. Published by Elsevier España. All rights reserved.

  5. Facial nerve damage following surgery for cerebellopontine angle tumours. Prevention and comprehensive treatment. (United States)

    Kunert, Przemysław; Smolarek, Beata; Marchel, Andrzej


    Facial nerve (CN VII) palsy or even its transient paresis causes physical disability but is also a psychosocial problem. Immediately after vestibular schwannoma removal, different degrees of CN VII paresis occur in 20-70% of patients. Facial nerve paresis is observed in 10-40% after surgery of cerebellopontine angle meningiomas. Postoperative facial nerve weakness significantly reduces or completely withdraws with time in the majority of cases. However, even if prognosis for CN VII regeneration is good, proper management is needed because of the potential for serious ophthalmic complications. In this paper, the authors raise the issue of perioperative prophylaxis and comprehensive treatment of postoperative paresis of CN VII. Prophylaxis and treatment of ophthalmic complications are discussed. Current trends in the treatment of intraoperative loss of facial nerve continuity, management of facial paresis with good prognosis and dealing with facial palsy with no spontaneous recovery are also described in the paper.

  6. Evaluation of MR cisternography of the cerebellopontine angle using a balanced fast-field-echo sequence: preliminary findings

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    Tsuchiya, Kazuhiro; Aoki, Chinatsu; Hachiya, Junichi [Department of Radiology, Kyorin University School of Medicine, 6-20-2 Shinkawa, Mitaka, 181-8611, Tokyo (Japan)


    We evaluated the feasibility of MR cisternography by the balanced fast-field-echo (bFFE) sequence, comparing with that by a turbo-spin-echo (TSE) sequence, for cerebellopontine angle lesions on a 1.5-T imager (Gyroscan Intera, Philips, Best, The Netherlands). The bFFE MR cisternograms depicted target cranial nerves with less cerebrospinal fluid pulsation artifacts than TSE cisternograms and visualized an acoustic schwannoma in 6 of 44 patients with suspicion and a causative vessel of hemifacial spasm in all of 3 patients in a short scanning time (1 min 53 s). The bFFE sequence can be promising for MR cisternography in the diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle lesions. (orig.)

  7. Coexistence of extra-axial cavernous malformation and cerebellar developmental venous anomaly in the cerebellopontine angle. (United States)

    Wu, Bo; Liu, Weidong; Zhao, Yuan


    The coexistence of cavernous malformations (CMs) and developmental venous anomalies (DVAs) in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) is exceedingly rare. To the authors' knowledge, only one case of CPA CM with concurrence of a neighboring DVA has been reported to date. The authors presented such vascular malformations in a 36-year-old man with progressive CPA syndrome during the course of six weeks. Preoperative neuroimaging suggested the diagnosis of an extra-axial hemorrhagic lesion in the CPA cistern with a cerebellar DVA in the close vicinity. The lesion was totally removed with the DVA untouched and was confirmed to be extra-axial in intimate contact with only the VII-VIII complex and the draining veins of DVA. Pathology revealed a CM. The patient underwent partial improvement in neurological function postoperatively. The radiographic follow-up at one year revealed no recurrence. CMs should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any extra-axial hemorrhagic mass, especially with a DVA in the proximity. The coexistence of CM and DVA in CPA, although maybe just a coincidence, suggests the possibility of a new subtype of extra-axial CPA CM secondary to a preexisting DVA. A long-term follow-up is justified in discovering the potential mechanism and biology of such uncommon vascular malformations. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Early Nerve Grafting for Facial Paralysis After Cerebellopontine Angle Tumor Resection With Preserved Facial Nerve Continuity. (United States)

    Albathi, Monirah; Oyer, Sam; Ishii, Lisa E; Byrne, Patrick; Ishii, Masaru; Boahene, Kofi O


    Preserving facial nerve function is a primary goal and a key decision factor in the comprehensive management of vestibular schwannoma and other cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors. To evaluate the use of the pattern of facial paralysis recovery in the early postoperative months as a sole predictor in selecting patients for facial nerve grafting after CPA tumor resection when cranial nerve VII is uninterrupted. Sixty-two patients with facial paralysis and uninterrupted cranial nerve VII who developed facial paralysis after CPA tumor resection at The Johns Hopkins Hospital were followed up prospectively to assess for spontaneous recovery and to determine candidacy for facial reanimation surgery. The study dates and dates of analysis were January 1, 2009, to March 31, 2015. After a minimum of 6 months of clinical follow-up and no signs of clinical recovery, patients underwent facial nerve exploration and a masseteric or hypoglossal nerve transfer. Intraoperative direct nerve stimulation was performed to assess for the presence of subclinical reinnervation. Patients were followed up for a minimum of 18 months after surgery to evaluate outcomes. Facial function and recovery were studied objectively with a Smile Recovery Scale, Facial Asymmetry Index, and House-Brackmann (HB) grading system. Other outcome measures included the duration of paralysis, time to recovery, and evidence of synkinesis. Sixty-two patients (33 men, 29 women; mean age 51.8 years) with uninterrupted facial nerves after CPA tumor resection developed HB grade IV, V, or VI facial paralysis. Ten patients underwent nerve grafting by 12 months, 9 patients received grafting after 12 months, and 8 patients had no intervention. Thirty-five patients spontaneously recovered. In all patients who underwent nerve grafting, there were no detectable facial muscle movements or electromyographic response to direct facial nerve stimulation suggestive of occult reinnervation. Overall, early facial reanimation surgery

  9. Epidermoid cyst causing hemifacial spasm epidermoid cyst in cerebellopontine angle presenting with hemifacial spasm

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    Murat Alemdar


    Full Text Available Hemifacial Spasm (HS occurs idiopathically or secondary to the lesions compressing the root exit zone of the facial nerve symptomatically. Symptomatic HS is generally due to vascular compression. We report on a 23-year-old male with right sided HS for a month. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI of the brain revealed a well-demarcated epidermoid cyst in the right cerebellopontine cistern. It was hypointense on T1-weighted imaging, hyperintense on T2-weighted imaging without contrast enhancement, hyperintense on DWI, and slightly hypointense on ADC relative to the brain. Although it caused shifting of the pons and medulla to the left side and compression of the right cerebellar peduncles and fourth ventricle, the sole symptom of the patient was HS. Clinicians are advised to request MRI/scan for brainstem lesions from the patients with HS. Epidermoid cysts in cerebellopontine cistern may present with HS as the sole symptom.

  10. [Exposing the rabbit cerebellopontine angle through post-sigmoid sinus approach and recording the direct compound action potential of the auditory nerve]. (United States)

    Zhu, Ming; Wu, Hao; Li, Zhaoji; Chen, Xiangping; Cao, Rongping; Shen, Min; Zhu, Chunsheng; Zhou, Jingfeng


    To study the way of exposing the rabbit cerebellopontine angle through post-sigmoid sinus approach and recording the direct compound action potential of the auditory nerve, and to investigate the stability of DCAP N1 wave latency. Fifteen New Zealand rabbits which had normal Preyer's auricle reflex were selected. Each one was studied in the left ear. After anaesthetized,the cerebellopontine angle of rabbits were exposed through post-sigmoid sinus approach under aseptic status,then the needle-shaped pole were inserted into the facial-acoustic nerve complex. The DCAP was recorded at the immediateness, 2 h and 5 h after the insertino sequentially. At last, DCAP N1 wave latencies of 15 rabbits were statisticed and analyzed using paired-samples t-test. To the 15 sides, the distinct curves with well differentiated waves were induced in the all three times. No significant difference in any N1 wave latency had been found among the 3 times. The rabbit cerebellopontine angle could be exposed and the direct compound action potential of the auditory nerve could be recorded successfully by the way studied in this experiment. In normal state, the individual value of DCAP N1 wave latency is stable. During the process of surgery in which the cerebellopontine angle has been exposed, the DCAP N1 wave latency is a practical index for monitoring of hearing impairment.

  11. Diffusion tensor tractography in the preoperative precise identification of the course of facial nerve in a meningioma of the cerebellopontine angle – Technical implications

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    Gonçalo Neto d'Almeida


    Conclusion: The preoperative identification of the facial nerve seems to be possible by tractography in meningiomas of the cerebellopontine angle. It is possible that this technique may have utility in larger tumors, where the intraoperative identification of the facial path can be more difficult.

  12. Compared studies of ENG and CT in the diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle tumor; Badania elektronystagmograficzne a tomografia komputerowa w diagnostyce guza kata mostowo-mozdzkowego

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    Kazmierczak, H.; Osinski, P.; Pawlak-Osinska, K.; Budzbon, J. [Katedra i Klinika Otolaryngologii, Akademia Medyczna, Bydgoszcz (Poland)


    The subject of the study was the value of ENG test in diagnosis of cerebellopontine angle tumors: neurinoma, meningioma, glioma, cysts and cerebellar tumors in comparison of computerized tomography methods. The authors ascertained the application of ENG tests only in the initial period of tumor growth and reduction of ENG use in general. (author)

  13. Imaging of cerebellopontine angle lesions: an update. Part 2: intra-axial lesions, skull base lesions that may invade the CPA region, and non-enhancing extra-axial lesions

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    Bonneville, Fabrice; Chiras, Jacques [Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital, Department of Neuroradiology, Paris (France); Savatovsky, Julien [Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation, Department of Radiology, Paris (France)


    Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging reliably demonstrate typical features of vestibular schwannomas or meningiomas in the vast majority of mass lesions responsible for cerebellopontine angle (CPA) syndrome. However, a large variety of unusual lesions can also be encountered in the CPA. Covering the entire spectrum of lesions potentially found in the CPA, these articles explain the pertinent neuroimaging features that radiologists need to know to make clinically relevant diagnoses in these cases, including data from diffusion- and perfusion-weighted imaging or MR spectroscopy, when available. A diagnostic algorithm based on the lesion's site of origin, shape and margins, density, signal intensity and contrast material uptake is also proposed. Non-enhancing extra-axial CPA masses are cystic (epidermoid cyst, arachnoid cyst, neurenteric cyst) or contain fat (dermoid cyst, lipoma). Tumours can also extend into the CPA by extension from the skull base (paraganglioma, chondromatous tumours, chordoma, cholesterol granuloma, endolymphatic sac tumour). Finally, brain stem or ventricular tumours can present with a significant exophytic component in the CPA that may be difficult to differentiate from an extra-axial lesion (lymphoma, hemangioblastoma, choroid plexus papilloma, ependymoma, glioma, medulloblastoma, dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour). (orig.)

  14. Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma of the Cerebellopontine Angle in a Patient with Sudden Hearing Loss and Facial Palsy

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    Yao-Ting Wang


    Full Text Available Primary lymphoma of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA is rare in the central nervous system. To our knowledge, there have only been 14 cases reported worldwide so far. Here, we report our findings in a 57-year-old man, who presented with bilateral sudden hearing loss followed by left facial palsy within 1 month. Radiologic study and magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogeneous enhancing mass, 1.6 × 0.5 × 1.1 cm in size, in the left CPA cistern region with mild extension to the left internal auditory canal. The tumor was removed through left retromastoid craniectomy, and the histopathologic diagnosis of the tumor was confirmed as diffuse large B-cell type malignant lymphoma. After a series of tumor surveys, there was no evidence of other original lymphoma. The patient was treated with chemotherapy (including intra-Ommaya injection with methotrexate and Ara-C and systemic injection with vincristine, methotrexate and ifosfamide for the primary CPA lymphoma. He was still alive 19 months after the initial treatment.

  15. Metastatic Extrapulmonary Small Cell Carcinoma to the Cerebellopontine Angle: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

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    Debebe Theodros


    Full Text Available Extrapulmonary small cell carcinomas (EPSCC are rare malignancies with poor patient prognoses. We present the case of a 63-year-old male who underwent surgical resection of a poorly differentiated small cell carcinoma, likely from a small intestinal primary tumor that metastasized to the cerebellopontine angle (CPA. A 63-year-old male presented with mild left facial paralysis, hearing loss, and balance instability. MRI revealed a 15 mm mass in the left CPA involving the internal auditory canal consistent with a vestibular schwannoma. Preoperative MRI eight weeks later demonstrated marked enlargement to 35 mm. The patient underwent a suboccipital craniectomy and the mass was grossly different visually and in consistency from a standard vestibular schwannoma. The final pathology revealed a poorly differentiated small cell carcinoma. Postoperative PET scan identified avid uptake in the small intestine suggestive of either a small intestinal primary tumor or additional metastatic disease. The patient underwent whole brain radiation therapy and chemotherapy and at last follow-up demonstrated improvement in his symptoms. Surgical resection and radiotherapy are potential treatment options to improve survival in patients diagnosed with NET brain metastases. We present the first documented case of skull base metastasis of a poorly differentiated small cell carcinoma involving the CPA.

  16. Sensorineural hearing loss among cerebellopontine-angle tumor patients examined with pure tone audiometry and brainstem-evoked response audiometry (United States)

    Rinindra, A. M.; Zizlavsky, S.; Bashiruddin, J.; Aman, R. A.; Wulani, V.; Bardosono, S.


    Tumor in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) accurs for approximately 5-10% of all intracranial tumors, where unilateral hearing loss and tinnitus are the most frequent symptoms. This study aimed to collect data on sensorineural hearing loss in CPA tumor patients in Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (CMH) using pure tone audiometry and brainstem-evoked response audiometry (BERA). It also aimed to obtaine data on CPA-tumor imaging through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This was a descriptive, analytic, and cross-sectional study. The subjects of this study were gathered using a total sampling method from secondary data between July 2012 and November 2016. From 104 patients, 30 matched the inclusion criteria. The CPA-tumor patients in the ENT CMH outpatient clinic were mostly female, middle-aged patients (41-60 years) whose clinical presentation was mostly tinnitus and severe, asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss in 10 subjects. From 30 subjects, 29 showed ipsilaterally impaired BERA results, and 17 subjects showed contralaterally impaired BERA results. There were 24 subjects who with large-sized tumors and 19 subjects who had intracanal tumors that had spread until they were extracanal in 19 subjects.

  17. Does the location of a vascular loop in the cerebellopontine angle explain pulsatile and non-pulsatile tinnitus?

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    Nowe, V.; Wang, X.L.; Gielen, J.; Goethem, J.Van; Oezsarlak, Oe.; De Schepper, A.M.; Parizel, P.M. [University of Antwerp, Department of Radiology, Edegem (Belgium); Ridder, D. De [University of Antwerp, Department of Neurosurgery, Edegem (Belgium); Heyning, P.H.Van de [University of Antwerp, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Edegem (Belgium)


    The purpose was to investigate patients with unexplained pulsatile and non-pulsatile tinnitus by means of MR imaging of the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) and to correlate the clinical subtype of tinnitus with the location of a blood vessel (in the internal auditory canal or at the cisternal part of the VIIIth cranial nerve). Clinical presentation of tinnitus and perceptive hearing loss were correlated. In 47 patients with unexplained tinnitus, an MR examination of the CPA was performed. Virtual endoscopy reconstructions were obtained using a 3D axial thin-section high-resolution heavily T2-weighted gradient echo constructive interference in steady state (CISS) data-set. High-resolution T2-weighted CISS images showed a significantly higher number of vascular loops in the internal auditory canal in patients with arterial pulsatile tinnitus compared to patients with non-pulsatile tinnitus (P<0.00001). Virtual endoscopy images were used to investigate vascular contacts at the cisternal part of the VIIIth cranial nerve in patients with low pitch and high pitch non-pulsatile tinnitus. A significantly different distribution of the vascular contacts (P=0.0320) was found. Furthermore, a correlation between the clinical presentation of non-pulsatile tinnitus (high pitch and low pitch) and the perceptive hearing loss was found (P=0.0235). High-resolution heavily T2-weighted CISS images and virtual endoscopy of the CPA can be used to evaluate whether a vascular contact is present in the internal auditory canal or at the cisternal part of the VIIIth cranial nerve and whether the location of the vascular contact correlates with the clinical subtype of tinnitus. Our findings suggest that there is a tonotopical structure of the cisternal part of the VIIIth cranial nerve. A correlation between the clinical presentation of tinnitus and hearing loss was found. (orig.)

  18. A Rare Case of Radiologically Not Distinguishable Coexistent Meningioma and Vestibular Schwannoma in the Cerebellopontine Angle – Case Report and Literature Review

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    Full Text Available Background: The simultaneous occurrence of cerebellopontine angle (CPA meningioma and vestibular schwannoma (VS in the absence of neurofibromatosis type 2 or history of irradiation is very rare. We report a case with coexistent CPA meningioma and VS, which were radiologically not distinguishable in preoperative imaging. Case Description: A 46-year-old female presented with acute hearing loss, tinnitus and gait ataxia. Otorhinolaryngological diagnostic workup and imaging studies showed an intra- and extrameatal homogenous contrast enhancing lesion. The neuroradiological diagnosis was VS. The patient was operated via the retrosigmoid approach. Intraoperatively two distinct tumors were found: a small, mainly intrameatally located VS and a larger meningioma originating from the dura of the petrous bone. Both tumors were completely microsurgically removed. The patient experienced no new neurological deficit after surgery; particularly facial nerve function was completely preserved. Histopathological examination revealed a fibromatous meningioma and a VS, respectively. Conclusions: The coincidental occurrence of CPA meningioma and VS is very rare. Careful interpretation of imaging studies before surgery is crucial. Even such rare cases should be kept in mind when discussing the therapeutic options with the patient. More studies are needed for a better understanding of mechanisms leading to multiple tumor growth.

  19. Giant cell glioblastoma with unique bilateral cerebellopontine angle localization considered as extraaxial tumor growth in a patient with neurofibromatosis Type 1. (United States)

    Taraszewska, Anna; Bogucki, Jacek; Powała, Agnieszka; Matyja, Ewa


    Giant cell glioblastoma multiforme (GCGBM) is a rare variant of glioblastoma, occurring predominantly in the cerebral hemispheres. Its infratentorial localization has been documented occasionally, while GCGBM in the cerebellopontine angle (CPA) region has not been described so far. We report a case of GCGBM presenting primarily as an extraaxial bilateral CPA tumor in a 29-year-old woman with neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1). The patient died shortly after surgery of the right CPA tumor. Postmortem study of the brain revealed large tumor masses, located in the CPA bilaterally, encasing the brainstem base and cisternal portions of the cranial nerves. Tumor masses were demarcated from the brainstem and cerebellum and covered by leptomeninges. Microscopically, a slight subpial tumor seeding from the leptomeninges into the brain parenchyma was observed in the right CPA region. The tumor showed highly pleomorphic, giant and multinucleated cells, densely cellular sheets of poorly differentiated cells and pseudopalisading necroses. Tumor cells were positive for GFAP, S-100 protein, and p53 and negative for neuronal antigens. The MIB-1 labeling index was very high in densely cellular areas. To our knowledge this is the second report of GCGBM in an NF1 patient and the first reported case of GCGBM presenting as an extraaxial leptomeningeal lesion with bilateral CPA localization, which might be considered as primary leptomeningeal gliomatosis.

  20. CT and MRI characteristica of tumours of the temporal bone and the cerebello-pontine angle; CT und MRT tumoroeser Veraenderungen des Schlaefenbeins

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    Imhof, H.; Henk, C.B.; Dirisamer, A.; Czerny, C. [Abteilung fuer Osteologie/Universitaetsklinik Radiodiagnostik, Wien (Austria); Gstoettner, W. [Universitaetsklinik Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, Frankfurt/Main (Germany)


    Tumours lesions of the temporal bone and of the cerebello-pontine angle are rare.This tumours can be separated into benign and malignant lesions. In this paper the CT and MRI characteristica of tumours of the temporal bone and the cerebello-pontane angle will be demonstrated. High resolution CT (HRCT) as usually performed in the axial plane are using a high resolution bone window level setting, coronal planes are the reconstructed from the axial data set or will be obtained directly. With the MRI FLAIR sequence in the axial plane the whole brain will be scanned either to depict or exclude a tumour invasion into the brain. After this,T2-weighted fast spin echo sequences or fatsuppressed inversion recovery sequences in high resolution technique in the axial plane will be obtained from the temporal bone and axial T1-weighted spinecho sequences before and after the intravenous application of contrast material will be obtained of this region. Finally T1-weighted spinecho sequences in high resolution technique with fatsuppression after the intravenous application of contrast material will be performed in the coronal plane. HRCT and MRI are both used to depict the most exact tumorous borders. HRCT excellently depicts the osseous changes for example exostosis of the external auditory canal, while also with HRCT osseous changes maybe characterized into more benign or malignant types. MRI has a very high soft tissue contrast and may therefore either characterize vascular space-occupying lesions for example glomus jugulare tumours or may differentiate between more benign or malignant lesions. In conclusion HRCT and MRI of the temporal bone are excellent methods to depict and mostly characterize tumour lesions and can help to differentiate between benign and malignant lesion. These imaging methods shall be used complementary and may have a great impact for the therapeutic planning. (orig.) [German] Tumoroese Veraenderungen des Schlaefenbeins und Kleinhirnbrueckenwinkels sind

  1. Late metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma into internal auditory canal and cerebellopontine angle: case report Metástase tardia de adenocarcinoma de mama para o canal auditivo interno e ângulo ponto-cerebelar: relato de caso

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    Edilson Marques


    Full Text Available A case of metastasis of breast adenocarcinoma into the internal auditory canal (IAC and cerebellopontine angle (CPA is presented, which appeared 16 years after primary tumor had been treated by surgery and radiation therapy. The 66-year old patient was considered cured from the primary disease, when she started with a rapidly developing hearing loss and intermittent facial palsy. Magnetic resonance image (MRI displayed an intra- and extracanalicular tumor mass, which radiologically resembled a vestibular schwannoma. Surgery was performed and histopathological studies showed an adenocarcinoma compatible with breast origin. Metastasis is a rare occurrence within the IAC and CPA. Clinical history of severe facial palsy will rise suspicion of malignant tumor in spite of the radiological findings.Um caso de metástase de adenocarcinoma de mama para o canal auditivo interno e ângulo ponto-cerebelar é apresentado. A metástase ocorreu após 16 anos do tumor primário ter sido tratado com cirurgia e radioterapia. A paciente de 66 anos foi considerada curada de sua doença primária, quando apresentou perda auditiva de progressão rápida associada a paralisia facial intermitente. Ressonância magnética demonstrou uma lesão expansiva intra e extracanalicular, cujo aspecto radiológico lembrava schwannoma do vestibular. A paciente foi submetida a cirurgia e investigação histopatológica confirmou tratar-se de metástase. Metástase é uma rara ocorrência dentro do canal auditivo interno e ângulo ponto-cerebelar. História clínica de paralisia facial severa aumentará a suspeita de lesão maligna apesar dos achados radiológicos.

  2. Neuralgia do trigêmeo bilateral por cisticerco racemoso unilateral no ângulo-ponto cerebelar: relato de caso Unusual cause for bilateral trigeminal neuralgia: unilateral racemous cysticercus of cerebellopontine angle. Case report

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    Full Text Available Descrevemos o caso de uma paciente de 42 anos portadora de cisticerco racemoso na região do ângulo ponto-cerebelar (APC direito com trigeminalgia bilateral mais intensa no lado ipsilateral à localização do parasita. O cisticerco foi totalmente removido por meio de craniotomia suboccipital. No primeiro dia pós-operatório houve desaparecimento bilateral da dor. Duas hipóteses fisiopatológicas foram aventadas para explicar a sintomatologia: lesões que ultrapassam os limites da cisterna do APC poderão através da cisterna pré-pontina alcançar a cisterna do APC atingindo o trigêmeo contralateral; lesões com grande efeito de massa poderão provocar rotação do tronco cerebral e deslocamento e tração de estruturas ipsi e contralaterais, provocando compressão arteriovenosa sobre o trigêmeo contralateral na porção superior da cisterna do APC. Salientamos a necessidade de exames de imagem ante qualquer algia craniofacial e observamos que, em lesões na região do APC, a cisticercose não pode ser esquecida.We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with a racemous cystecercus in the right cerebellopontine angle (CPA, who presented with bilateral trigeminal neuralgia. The parasite was completly removed via a right suboccipital craniotomy. On the first postoperative day, the patient indicated that the pain disappeared. The neuralgia was caused by two probable mechanisms: a distortion of the brain stem and compression of the nerve against an arterial loop at the entry zone or arachnoiditis caused by the parasite in the both CPA cisternae. This case demonstrates the advisability of obtaining imaging studies in all patients with trigeminal neuralgia before starting any management. We must always remind that the cysticercus may be a differential diagnosis of CPA lesions.

  3. Cerebellopontine angle South Africans - how acoustic schwannomas?

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    lectin. Leclab. Keratin. HMFG 1 and 2. Summary. Accepted 26 Ocr 1989. Reprint requms to: Or R. H. W. Simpooo, Postgroduatt Medical School, Univ....ity of. Exeter, Barrack Road, Exeter, DevonEX2 SOW, England. Previous reports of Intracranial neoplasms from Africa have all shown a very low Incidence of acoustic ...

  4. Lipoma y Lipomatosis Lipoma and Lipomatosis

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    L Huczak


    Full Text Available Los lipomas son tumores benignos compuestos por células grasas. Ellos son los tumores mesenquimales más comunes. Se encuentran en el tejido subcutáneo y menos frecuente en órganos internos. Usualmente presentan poca dificultad de diagnóstico y morbilidad. Los lipomas típicamente se desarrollan como masas elásticas discretas en el tejido subcutáneo y tejidos blandos profundos en el adulto. Muchos signos cutáneos y algunos síndromes son anatómicamente muy complejos y pueden estar asociados con un lipoma subyacente. Recientemente un número de nuevas entidades y variantes han sido descriptas. Su reconocimiento es importante para evitar el diagnósitco fallido y terapias inapropiadas. Lipoma condroide, miolipoma y lipoma pleomórfico de células ahusadas puramente cutáneo, son neoplasias biológicamente benignas que pueden simular sarcomas morfológicamente. El advenimiento de las investigaciones moleculares y citogenéticas de las neoplasias lipomatosas tienden a contribuir más al entendimiento de la biología de aquéllas y guiar a la modificación de los esquemas de clasificación convencional.Lipomas are benign tumors componed of mature fat cells. They are the most common benign mesenchymal tumor. Lipomas are found in the subcutaneous tissues and, less commonly, in internal organs. They usually present with little difficulty in diagnosis or morbidity. Lipomas typically develop as discrete rubbery masses in the subcutaneous tissues of the trunk and proximal extremity. Are the most common neoplasms of subcutaneous and deep soft tissues in adults. Most cutaneous signatures and someone syndromes are anatomically more complex and can associated with an underlying lipoma. In recent years a number of "new" entities and variants have been described. Their recognition is important to avoid diagnostic pitfalls and inappropriare therapy. Chondroid lipoma, myolipoma, and purely cutaneous spindle-cell/pleomorphic lipoma are biologically benign

  5. Lipoma endobrônquico Endobronchial lipoma

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    Antônio Mauro Bof


    Full Text Available Os lipomas são neoplasias benignas compostas basicamente de tecido adiposo e podem se localizar em várias partes do corpo. O caso relatado é de uma paciente que procurou o serviço médico com queixa de pneumonias de repetição. Após a propedêutica diagnóstica, que incluiu radiografia simples de tórax e tomografia computadorizada de tórax, suspeitou-se que havia uma lesão endobrônquica com densidade de gordura. A hipótese diagnóstica era a presença de um lipoma endobrônquico como responsável pelo quadro clínico da paciente, que foi confirmada após tratamento cirúrgico. Os objetivos deste trabalho são relatar o caso de um lipoma endobrônquico e fazer uma revisão da literatura.Lipomas are benign neoplasms composed primarily of adipose tissue and may be located in various parts of the body. The case reported is that of a patient who sought medical assistance complaining of recurring pneumonia. After diagnostic procedures, including chest X-ray and computed tomography scan of the chest, endobronchial lesion with fat density was suspected. The diagnostic hypothesis was endobronchial lipoma. This hypothesis was confirmed after surgical intervention. The aim of this study was to report this case of endobronchial lipoma and to review the available literature on the subject.

  6. Intraoral Lipoma: A Case Report

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    L. K. Surej Kumar


    Full Text Available Lipomas are rare in oral and maxillofacial regions although they are the most common tumours of mesenchymal origin in human body. The etiology remains unclear. Various different theories explain the pathogenesis of this adipose tissue tumour and also different histological variants of oral lipoma have been given in literature. A case of intraoral lipoma occurring in mental region in a 77-year-old male is reported along with review of the literature. Wide surgical excision was performed and two-year followup showed excellent healing without any recurrence. Lipomas are benign soft tissue neoplasm of mature adipose tissue seen as a common entity in the head and neck region. Intraoral lipomas are a rare entity which may be noticed only during routine dental examinations. Most of them rarely cause pain, resulting in delay to seek treatment. It is mandatory for a clinician to diagnose intraoral lipomas using latest diagnostic methods and conservatively treat them without causing much discomfort.

  7. Malformação da transição crânio-vertebral como causa de síndrome do ângulo ponto-cerebelar: relato de dois casos Cerebello-pontine angle syndrome associated with cranio-vertebral malformation: report of two cases

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    Amauri Batista da Silva


    Full Text Available Os autores relatam dois casos de síndrome do ângulo ponto-cerebelar nos quais não havia neoplasia nessa região. Ambos os pacientes apresentavam uma associação de impressão basilar com síndrome de Arnold-Chiari. Após cirurgia descompressiva de fossa posterior os casos evoluiram favoravelmente com a diminuição progressiva dos sintomas neurológicos, restando apenas, no segundo paciente, certo grau de paralisia e de espasmo facial, à direita. São feitas considerações em tôrno das causas mais freqüentes da síndrome do ângulo ponto-cerebelar, bem como acêrca dos quadros clínicos mais usualmente encontrados em doentes que apresentam malformações da transição crânio-vertebral. Finalmente, os autores tecem breves considerações a respeito do possível mecanismo lesionai do VIII, do V e do VII nervos cranianos nos dois casos relatados.Two cases of cerebelo-pontine angle syndrome associated with basilar impression and Arnold-Chiari malformation are reported. In both cases neuroradiological studies and surgical exploration failled to demonstrate any space occupying lesion. After surgery the patients progressively recovered disapearing the neurological symptoms except for a slaight hemifacial spasm that remained in case 2. Clinical signs present in cerebello-pontine angle lesions and the occipito-cervical malformations are discussed. A possible mechanism to explain the association of both conditions is discussed.

  8. Laryngeal lipoma: a rare cause of dysphonia. (United States)

    Nada, Garrouche; Omezzine, Jerbi Saida; Maher, Dhifallah; Nouha, Ben Hamida; Hssine, Hamza


    Lipomas are the most common mesenchymal tumors. Laryngeal lipomas represent 1% of all lipomas but unlike other locations may cause life-threatening symptoms by obstruction of the respiratory tract. In this study, the case of a 32-year old woman with laryngeal lipoma is discussed. The lesion was detected on the left aryepiglottic fold, presented as a stalked and dynamic mass of 2 centimeters diameter. The imaging aspects of laryngeal lipoma cases, clinical evaluation, and approaches to treatment will be discussed.

  9. An obstructing endobronchial lipoma simulating COPD

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    Sivapalan, Pradeesh; Gottlieb, Magnus; Christensen, Merete


    Endobronchial lipomas are rare benign tumors of the respiratory tract. Bronchial occlusion may cause parenchymal damage and lead to a misdiagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or malignancy. Therefore, both accurate diagnosis and radical treatment of endobronchial lipomas are essentia...

  10. Chondroid Lipoma of the Right Thigh

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    Full Text Available Chondroid lipoma is a rare and unusual benign soft tissue lesion. Although there have been several reports of the imaging findings of chondroid lipoma, very few described the radiographic calcification or ossification in a chondroid lipoma. We present a case of chondroid lipoma with adipose tissue and ossified components on plain radiography and MRI images. Correlation of imaging findings and pathological examination is provided to confirm the diagnosis.

  11. Giant Retroperitoneal Lipoma in an Infant

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    Jun 29, 2010 ... 33. Giant Retroperitoneal Lipoma in an Infant. A. M. Mohammad, A. A. Yakubu. INTRODUCTION. Lipomas are the most common soft tissue tumors that are encountered in clinical practice. Lipoma of the abdominal cavity, a benign neoplasm of mature fat cells usually presents as an asymptomatic abdominal.

  12. Cystic angiomatous meningioma in the cerebellopontine angle mimicking hemangioblastoma

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    Deb Prabal


    Full Text Available We hereby report an extremely unusual case of cystic angiomatous meningioma in the CPA region in a 58-year-old male patient. He presented with complaints of headache, repeated episodes of vomiting and increasing unsteadiness of gait. Neuroimaging showed a large multicystic left-sided tentorial tumor projecting into the cerebellum and CPA with contrast-enhancing peripheral solid rim. He underwent a left retromastoid craniectomy and total excision of the tumor. Histopathology revealed an angiomatous meningioma with predominant microvascular component and extensive cystic changes. Immunopositivity for epithelial membrane antigen (EMA, vimentin and S-100 protein proved vital in excluding a hemangioblastoma.

  13. Giant lipomas of the hand

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    Gokce Yildiran


    Conclusion: Giant lipomas of the hand are very rare and may cause compressions and other complications. Thus, they require a careful preoperative evaluation in order to make a proper differential diagnosis. [Hand Microsurg 2015; 4(1.000: 8-11

  14. Intramuscular lipoma: a review of the literature

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    Shane McTighe


    Full Text Available Lipomas are the most common type of soft tissue mesenchymal tumors. They are typically located subcutaneously and consist of mature fatty tissue. When they occur under the enclosing fascia, they are called deep-seated lipomas. Infrequently, lipomas can arise inside the muscle and are called intramuscular lipomas. Intramuscular lipomas have been commonly investigated and categorized in the same group as other deep-seated and superficial lipomatous lesions. Their clinical, histological and imaging characteristics may resemble well-differentiated liposarcomas, further adding to the difficulties in the differential diagnosis. This article summarizes the available literature and describes the typical epidemiological, pathological and clinical features of intramuscular lipomas, as well as delineating their treatment and prognosis.

  15. Subacromial lipoma causing shoulder impingement syndrome. (United States)

    Sucuoglu, Hamza; Akgun, Kenan


    Subacromial lipoma represents a rare cause of subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS). A 49-year-old male patient presented to clinic with progressive right shoulder pain and limited movement, ongoing for approximately 1 month. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a lesion, compatible with lipoma, extending through subacromial space and pressing on supraspinatus muscle. After histopathological verification of lipoma, mass was excised. Postoperatively, patient completed 1 month physical therapy and rehabilitation program. Patient was free of pain at 4-month follow-up. Subacromial lipoma should be included in differential diagnosis of SIS for patients unresponsive to conservative treatment; MRI is very useful to determine precise etiology and inform surgical treatment.

  16. Retroperitoneal lipoma arising from the urinary bladder

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    Hisato Kobayashi


    Full Text Available Retroperitoneal benign lipomas are extremely rare and represent about 2.9% of all primary retroperitoneal tumors. About 80% of the tumors in the retroperitoneal cavities are malignant neoplasms. We experienced a case of a retroperitoneal lipoma simulating an ovarian mature cystic teratoma. A diagnosis was correctly made by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI prior to surgery, and a total tumorectomy was performed. The retroperitoneal lipoma was recognized to have arisen from the urinary bladder. Histological sections revealed a tumor consisting of typical adipose cells without atypia. These types of lipomas should be carefully followed-up because they often recur and undergo malignant transformations.

  17. Endoscopically removed giant submucosal lipoma

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    Jovanović Ivan


    Full Text Available Background. Although uncommon, giant submucosal colon lipomas merit attention as they are often presented with dramatic clinical features such as bleeding, acute bowel obstruction, perforation and sometimes may be mistaken for malignancy. There is a great debate in the literature as to how to treat them. Case report. A patient, 67-year old, was admitted to the Clinic due to a constipation over the last several months, increasing abdominal pain mainly localized in the left lower quadrant accompanied by nausea, vomiting and abdominal distension. Physical examination was unremarkable and the results of the detailed laboratory tests and carcinoembryonic antigen remained within normal limits. Colonoscopy revealed a large 10 cm long, and 4 to 5 cm in diameter, mobile lesion in his sigmoid colon. Conventional endoscopic ultrasound revealed 5 cm hyperechoic lesion of the colonic wall. Twenty MHz mini-probe examination showed that lesion was limited to the submucosa. Since polyp appeared too large for a single transaction, it was removed piecemeal. Once the largest portion of the polyp has been resected, it was relatively easy to place the opened snare loop around portions of the residual polyp. Endoscopic resection was carried out safely without complications. Histological examination revealed the common typical histological features of lipoma elsewhere. The patient remained stable and eventually discharged home. Four weeks later he suffered no recurrent symptoms. Conclusion. Colonic lipomas can be endoscopically removed safely eliminating unnecessary surgery.

  18. Oral lipomas: A report of two cases

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    Mar 30, 2014 ... palate, floor of the mouth and the buccal vestibule. The present report is of two patients; a 70 year old female who presented with a lipoma on the right sublingual region of 5 years duration and a 55 year old female who presented with lipoma on the right buccal mucosa of 2 years duration. CASE REPORTS.

  19. Rectal Lipoma Associated with Genital Prolapse

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    intestine. We present the case of a 58‑year‑old post‑menopausal lady presenting with rectal bleeding and utero‑vaginal prolapse. The prolapsing mass was excised, and histopathological examination diagnosed the lesion to be a lipoma. Keywords: Mature adipocytes, Rectal bleeding, Rectal lipoma, Utero‑vaginal prolapse.

  20. Retropharyngeal spindle cell/plemorphic lipoma

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    Lee, Hyun Kyung; Hwang, Seung Bae; Chung, Gyung Ho; Hong, Ki Hwang; Jang, Kyu Yun [Chonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital, Jeonju (Korea, Republic of)


    Spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma is an uncommon benign adipose tissue tumor most frequently arising from the subcutaneous tissue of the back, shoulder, head and neck, and extremities. The deep cervical spaces are the rarely affected locations. Herein we report on the imaging findings of spindle cell/pleomorphic lipoma involving the retropharyngeal space in an elderly woman.

  1. Deep intermuscular spindle-cell lipoma

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    East and Central African Journal of Surgery Vol. 2, No.1. Deep intermuscular spindle-cell lipoma. L N Gakuu MMed(Surg). Senior Lecturer. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. Key Words: lipoma ... Dissection was by separation of muscle planes up to the anterior aspect of the.

  2. A Rare Case of Spindle Cell Lipoma of Nose

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    Spindle cell lipoma is a benign lipomatous tumor which constitutes about 1.5% of all adipocyte tumors. It was first described by Enzinger and. Harvey in 1975. Similar to other kinds of lipomas, 75% of spindle cell lipomas are found in the subcutaneous tissue of back, shoulder, and neck. A spindle cell lipoma in face.

  3. Huge Tongue Lipoma: A Case Report

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    Mohammad Ali Damghani


    Full Text Available Introduction: Lipomas are among the most common tumors of the human body. However, they are uncommon in the oral cavity and are observed as slow growing, painless, and asymptomatic yellowish submucosal masses. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice and recurrence is not expected.    Case Report: The case of a 30-year-old woman with a huge lipoma on the tip of her tongue since 3 years, is presented. She had difficulty with speech and mastication because the tongue tumor was filling the oral cavity. Clinical examination revealed a yellowish lesion, measuring 8 cm in maximum diameter, protruding from the lingual surface. The tumor was surgically excised with restoration of normal tongue function and histopathological examination of the tumor confirmed that it was a lipoma.   Conclusion:  Tongue lipoma is rarely seen and can be a cause of macroglossia. Surgical excision for lipoma is indicated for symptomatic relief and exclusion of associated malignancy.

  4. Lipoma arborescens: diagnosis and image; Lipoma arborescens: diagnostico e imagem

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    Goncalves, Marcela; Len, Claudio Arnaldo; Terreri, Maria Teresa Ramos Ascencao [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Setor de Reumatologia Pediatrica; Fernandes, Artur da Rocha Correa [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Dept. de Diagnostico por Imagem; Hilario, Maria Odete Esteves [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP/EPM), SP (Brazil). Alergia, Imunologia e Reumatologia]. E-mail:


    Lipoma arborescens is an intraarticular lesion of unknown etiology, consisting of a chronic villous fat proliferation of the synovial membrane. The disease has occasionally been associated with diabetes mellitus, degenerative diseases, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and also rheumatoid arthritis. The diagnosis relies on magnetic resonance imaging evaluation and synovial biopsy. We report a case of a 8-year-old girl with a two year history of bilateral swelling of the knees and elbows. The patient had improvement of the arthritis after starting treatment with conventional drugs. (author)

  5. Lipoma Intraóseo


    Fernández Martínez, J.J.; Herruzo Gallego, F.; Corbella Garcia, G.; Massons Albareda, J.


    Se comunica un caso clínico de Lipoma Intraóseo de tibia con diagnóstico anatomopatológico confirmado, que constituye en la revisión bibliográfica el número 35. Se realiza, a propósito de este caso clínico, el estudio de otras lesiones con las que es obligado establecer el diagnóstico diferencial. The authors describe a medical case of Intrabone Tibial Lypoma with anatomical-patology confirmed that constitutes in the bibliografical revision numbe r 35. They realize, ab...

  6. Interhemispheric Lipoma, Callosal Anomaly, and Malformations of Cortical Development: A Case Series

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    Niwa, Tetsu; de Vries, Linda S.|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/072995408; Manten, GTR|info:eu-repo/dai/nl/261633325; Lequin, Maarten; Cuppen, Inge; Shibasaki, Jun; Aida, Noriko

    Intracranial lipomas are rare congenital malformations. The most common type of intracranial lipoma is the interhemispheric lipoma, which is frequently associated with callosal anomalies such as hypogenesis or agenesis of the corpus callosum. In contrast, interhemispheric lipomas are less often

  7. Lipoma or hemangioma: A diagnostic dilemma?

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    K Vinay Kumar Reddy


    Full Text Available Lipomas and hemangiomas are well-known benign lesions of the body. However, their occurrence in the oral cavity is rare. Lipoma accounts for 1-4% of benign neoplasms of mouth affecting predominantly the buccal mucosa, floor of mouth and tongue. Hemangiomas occur mostly on the lips, buccal mucosa, tongue, and palate. Lipomas when superficially placed show yellowish surface discoloration and hemangiomas usually have reddish blue to deep blue color. Here, we report an unusual case of benign tumor occurring in the buccal vestibule.

  8. Torsion of a giant mesenteric lipoma

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    Wolko, Jonathan D.; Rosenfeld, David L.; Lazar, Michael J.; Underberg-Davis, Sharon J. [Department of Radiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, P.O. Box 19, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019 (United States)


    Mesenteric lipoma is a rare benign neoplastic condition that can grow to be very large and mimic other midgut fatty tumors. These benign tumors can cause various gastrointestinal symptoms such as obstruction and abdominal pain. We report the case of a 9-year-old boy who presented with a small bowel obstruction caused by torsion of a large mesenteric lipoma. This is an important but unusual tumor and should be considered in the differential of fatty lesions within the mesentery. (orig.)

  9. Transmural thoracic lipoma: CT and MRI features. (United States)

    Labuski, M R; Hopper, K D


    Lipomas are common benign neoplasms of the chest wall. However, their extension from the pleural space through the ribs into the superficial tissues of the chest wall has been described only twice previously, both by computed tomography (CT). A case is presented of a transmural chest wall lipoma diagnosed by MRI with CT correlation. The advantages of MRI in the diagnosis of these unique neoplasms are described.

  10. Large Parosteal Lipoma without Periosteal Changes

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    Shimpo Aoki, MD, PhD


    Full Text Available Summary: Parosteal lipoma is a rare tumor, accounting for approximately 0.3% of all lipomas. Bony lesions are often found in patients with this tumor (59.2%, making the differential diagnosis of malignant tumors important. Our case was a 64-year-old male patient who complained of a 25 × 15-cm mass on his right thigh that had grown rapidly over a 2-month period. On magnetic resonance imaging, a high-intensity lesion was observed on the surface of the femur beneath the vastus medialis muscle on T1 and T2 images, with low intensity on a T1 fat suppression image. No significant bony changes were detected. During total tumor resection, the tumor was found on the femur with tight continuity, with tiny areas of spiculation palpable on the bone surface. The exact tumor size was 18 × 13 × 6 cm. The pathological diagnosis was lipoma, the same result as in the former open biopsy. This case was the largest parosteal lipoma of the femur reported without periosteal changes. In cases of deep parosteal lipomas, the detection of rapidly progressive and growing pseudotumors with ossification or chondromatous changes implies malignancy. A preoperative biopsy is mandatory and must be followed by careful planning and preparation for handling in malignant cases. Plastic surgeons should therefore keep the diagnosis of parosteal lipoma in mind to provide appropriate (not too much or too little surgical treatment.

  11. Lipomas y compresión nerviosa Lipomas and nerve compresion

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    P. Casteleiro Roca


    Full Text Available Los lipomas son los tumores de tejidos blandos más frecuentes del organismo, pudiéndose presentar en cualquier localización. Habitualmente son asintomáticos, pero en ocasiones pueden producir clínica de compresión nerviosa. El objetivo de nuestro trabajo es revisar nuestra experiencia en el tratamiento de lipomas que producen compresión nerviosa. Ante la presencia de clínica de compresión nerviosa junto con tumoración de crecimiento lento debemos sospechar el diagnóstico de lipoma. Es muy importante la planificación quirúrgica adecuada, ayudada por las pruebas de imagen tipo Resonancia Nuclear Magnética (RNM, puesto que las estructuras nerviosas pueden estar incluidas en el lipoma.Lipomas are the most frequent soft tissues tumours of the body, and they can be located everywhere. They are usually asymptomatic, but uncommonly they can produce nerve compression. Our objective is to review our experience in the treatment of nerve compression syndromes caused by lipomas. Lipomas must be suspected when an slow growth tumour is present with nerve compression syndrome. It's very important an appropriate surgical planning, supported by image (NMR, because nerves can be included in the lipoma.

  12. Lipoma (United States)

    ... Medicine. 8th ed. New York, N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2012. ... Dermatology. 7th ed. New York, N.Y.: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2013. ...

  13. A clinicopathological study of lipomas of the head and neck ...

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    Background: Lipoma of the head and neck region are fairly common. Methods: This twelve year retrospective study evaluated thirty-nine cases of head and neck lipomas in Nigerians. Results: They constituted 14.4% of benign tumours of the head and neck region and 17.6% of total body lipomas seen within the study ...

  14. Giant lipoma of the right gluteal region | Adebayo | Journal of ...

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    Lipomas are the most common benign mesenchymal tumors and can arise in any location where fat is found. They could present as a tiny swelling or as an enormous mass in a body region. When they are more than 10 cm in their widest dimension or greater than 1 kg in weight, they are called giant lipomas. Giant lipomas ...

  15. Atypical, polyarticular lipoma arborescens in a child

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    Semnic Robert


    Full Text Available Introduction. Lipoma arborescens is a rare, tumor-like lesion commonly involving synovial joints and less commonly bursae and synovial tendon sheaths. Case Outline. We report a case of a 12-year-old boy with symmetric involvement of the bicipitoradial bursae, synovial sheaths of extensor compartments of both hands and medial ankles. The diagnosis of polyarticular lipoma arborescens was proposed on magnetic resonance (MR imaging and this diagnosis was histologically proven after biopsy of the bursae and later by open surgery of the synovial sheath of the right ankle tendons. Literature search was performed and twelve cases with polyarticular involvement were analyzed. Lipoma arborescens commonly involves suprapatellar recess of the knee and very rarely other joints or bursae. Histological analysis revealed an accompanying non-necrotizing granulomatous synovial inflammation. Conclusion. Polyarticular lipoma arborescens is a rare entity and symmetrical involvement of the joints other than the knees is exceedingly rare. MR imaging plays a significant role in the diagnostic protocol, and the characteristic fatty signal on MR imaging is highly suggestive of lipoma arborescens.

  16. Infiltrating lipoma of the chin: Report of a rare case

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    S. N. Santhosh Kumar


    Full Text Available Lipoma, also known as universal tumor or ubiquitous tumor, can occur anywhere in the body, its incidence being 0.1-5% of all head and neck neoplasms. They are benign neoplasms composed of mature adipocytes. There are various types of lipoma based on the constituent tissue type and location of the lipoma. Though lipomas are slow growing and seldom invade adjacent tissue, some variants do exhibit infiltrative behavior. Here, a case of infiltrating type of lipoma of the chin region is presented, which had suddenly increased size in the last 1 year, which led the patient to seek surgical treatment.

  17. Treatment of lipoma by injection lipolysis

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    Soni Nanda


    Full Text Available Injection lipolysis or lipodissolve is the practice of injecting phosphatidyl choline/ sodium deoxycholate (PDC/DC compounds in the subcutaneous fat. Though this practice is being used extensively for nonsurgical contouring of body and dissolving localized collections of excess fat, it′s use as a treatment modality for lipomas needs further evaluation. We present a case where this technique was used for treating a lipoma, with no recurrence after 9 months of follow up. Injection lipolysis as a treatment modality for lipomas needs to be evaluated for safety and efficacy in trials on larger population. This could prove to be a very valuable adjunct to the current practice of excision, if done by a trained person in a properly selected patient. Also the side effects and the controversies regarding this procedure have been discussed in detail in the present paper.

  18. Lipoma in oral mucosa: Two case reports

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    Ali Tavakoli Hoseini


    Full Text Available Lipoma is a common tumor of soft tissue. Its location on the oral mucosa is rare, representing 1% to 5% of benign oral tumors although it is the most mesenchymal tumor of the trunk and proximal por-tions of extremities. Lipoma of the oral cavity may occur in any region. The buccal mucosa, tongue, and floor of the mouth are among the common locations. The clinical presentation is typically as an asymptomatic yellowish mass. The overlying epithelium is intact, and superficial blood vessels are usually evident over the tumor. Other benign connective tissue lesions such as granular cell tumor, neurofibroma, traumatic fibroma and salivary gland lesions (mucocele and mixed tumor might be included in differential diagnosis. We present two cases of oral lipoma in unusual locations: one in junction of soft and hard palate and the other in tongue. Both were rare in the literature.

  19. Undiagnosed intracranial lipoma associated with sudden death

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    Carlos Durão


    Full Text Available Intracranial lipomas represent less than 0.1% of all intracranial tumors. They are usually located in the callus area and often asymptomatic. This paper presents a sudden death case after an episode of convulsions on a 39 years old woman with a history of migraines and seizures since adolescence. The autopsy revealed the presence of an undiagnosed massive brain lipoma (60 × 35 mm associated with atrophy of the corpus callosum. Although very rare and seldom malignant these may be associated with seizures and sudden death.

  20. Infraclavicular subpectoral lipoma causing thoracic outlet syndrome

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    Stefano Elia


    Conclusion: Although benign soft tissue tumors infraclavicular subpectoral lipomas may exert pressure on neurovascular surrounding structures during their progressive expansion and cause TOS. Therefore, a thorough preoperative study by radiological imaging such as MRI or neurophysiological test should always be performed in order to prevent unintentional lesions of the involved axillo-subclavicular plexus and plan correct surgical procedure.

  1. Rectal Lipoma Associated with Genital Prolapse

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    mass. She underwent vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor repair. This was ... Departments of Surgical Gastroenterology, 1Pathology, 2Microbiology, Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences,. 3Dermatology and ... Keywords: Mature adipocytes, Rectal bleeding, Rectal lipoma, Utero‑vaginal prolapse. Access this article ...

  2. Transmural intrathoracic lipoma with intraspinal extension. (United States)

    Jain, Vishesh; Singal, Arbinder K; Gupta, Arun K; Bhatnagar, Veereshwar


    A rare case of transmural dumbbell intrathoracic lipoma with intraspinal extension is reported. Preoperative diagnosis was possible with a computed tomographic scan and fine-needle aspiration cytology. Complete excision was curative. The chest wall defect was repaired with Prolene mesh. Only one similar case has been previously reported in the English literature.

  3. MR imaging findings of intraosseous lipoma

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    Park, Young Chan; Lee, Young Hwan; Jung, Kyung Jae; Sung, Nak kwan; Chung, Duck Soo; Kim, Ok Dong [School of Medicine, Catholic University of Taegu-Hyosung, Taegu (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jongmin [School of Medicine, Kyungpllk National University, Taegu (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Kil Ho [College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Taegu (Korea, Republic of)


    To evaluate the MR imaging findings of intraosseous lipoma. The MR imaging findings of 12 cases of intraosseous lipoma were retrospectively analyzed with regard to internal signal intensity, enhancement patterns, the presence of calcification and the status of the margin. The findings relating to these last two features were compared with those of plain films and CT. Six tumors were located in the calcaneus, three in the tibia, two in the ilium, and one in the carpal lunate. A fat component was clearly identified in all cases, but no lesion was purely fatty. Cyst formation was noted in four cases, and hyperintense portions different from the cystic area were seen on T2WI in ten. Contrast enhancement was observed in four patients, and although plain film and CT images revealed, in all cases, the presence of calcification, in two cases this was not demonstrated y MRI. In all cases, however, MRI showed well-defined tumoral margins. MRI clearly depicts fat and other components related to the involutional changes occurring in cases of intraosseous lipoma. The information these images provide is useful for the diagnosis and histologic classification of intraosseous lipoma. (author)

  4. Large Lipoma of the Larynx: A Case Report

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    Mohammad Taghi Khorsandi Ashtiani


    Full Text Available Fewer than 15% of lipomas occur in the head and neck. Lipomas of the larynx are very rare benign laryngeal tumors (0.6%. To date less than 100 case of laryngeal lipoma have been reported in the literature.Clinical manifestation include progressive horseness, dyspnea, and even dysphagia. In the direct exam smooth or pedunculated mass is seen in the larynx and sometimes if tumor is large enough a mass palpated in the neck. In the computed tomography (CT low attenuation mass is seen. Treatment of laryngeal lipoma consists of endoscopic removal or external surgical approach depending on tumor size. The authors present a case of laryngeal lipoma that involved the true vocal cord. The following is a report of a single case of laryngeal lipoma, Including esteroboscopy, radiologic and intraoperative finding as well as review of the literature.

  5. Frontal parosteal lipoma with thickening of diploic space

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    Tsuyoshi Morishita


    Full Text Available Parosteal lipoma is a rare benign tumor that is composed mainly of benign mature lipocytes, and it has an intimate association with the underlying affected bone. Parosteal lipoma involving the head and neck is very rare, and there are only two reported cases of parosteal lipoma of the skull in English literature. This paper reports a rare case of frontal parosteal lipoma in a young child with a hard enlargement of the forehead region after blunt trauma. Computed tomography revealed a large soft tissue mass and an osseous projection of the unilateral frontal bone. The pathology report identified lipoma and thickening of diploic space of the frontal bone. Here, we present a new case of parosteal lipoma in the frontal region.

  6. Intrasynovial lipoma causing trigger wrist and carpal tunnel syndrome. (United States)

    Imai, Shinji; Kodama, Narihito; Matsusue, Yoshitaka


    Triggering of the flexor tendon at the wrist is rare. We report a case of intrasynovial lipoma that caused a trigger wrist. As far as we know it is unique in that the intrasynovial lipoma simultaneously caused carpal tunnel syndrome. The massive tenosynovitis and adhesion of flexors tendons after the locking of the intrasynovial lipoma may have resulted from inflammation caused by attrition within the carpal tunnel.

  7. Mesenteric lipoma causing recurrent intestinal obstruction

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    Jan 12, 2013 ... Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice • Oct-Dec 2013 • Vol 16 • Issue 4. Abstract. Although lipoma is a common tumor found in almost all parts of the body, that occurring in the mesentery of the gut is a rarity. A 29‑year‑old man presented in our center with a 10‑year history of recurrent central colicky ...

  8. Giant right groin lipoma mimicking inguinal hernia. (United States)

    Gerych, Igor; Ivankiv, Taras; Ogurtsov, Oleksii; Kalynovych, Nazar


    Groin lipoma is a rare condition. Such localization may lead to erroneous interpretation of inguinal hernia diagnosis. In case of incorrect diagnosis, there is clinically high risk for development of intraoperative complications. The medical history of 70-year old female patient P., who has been hospitalized at Surgical Department No.1 of Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Surgical Department of Lviv Regional Clinical Hospital), was processed retrospectively. Medical case history totals approximately 20 years. Examination in the right groin revealed a tumor falling to the right labia lip: soft, elastic, moderately painful, passive and active reduction into the abdominal cavity was impossible, and the "cough impulse" symptom was negative. CT correctly diagnosed giant right groin lipoma, which was intraoperatively confirmed. Lipoma in the groin may be treated as inguinal hernia. Thus, for the accurate verification of correct diagnosis, it is necessary to perform a follow-up examination involving computer tomography (CT) and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMRI). Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  9. Gastric Outlet Obstruction from Duodenal Lipoma in an Adult

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    Lipomas of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) are rare (1:600 necropsies).[1] Owing to recent advances in endoscopy and modern imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT) scan and magnetic resonance imaging, more cases are being diagnosed and treated. However, duodenal lipomas are very rare with lesser ...

  10. Rectal lipoma associated with genital prolapse | Krishnan | Annals of ...

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    We present the case of a 58‑year‑old post‑menopausal lady presenting with rectal bleeding and utero‑vaginal prolapse. The prolapsing mass was excised, and histopathological examination diagnosed the lesion to be a lipoma. Keywords: Mature adipocytes, Rectal bleeding, Rectal lipoma, Utero‑vaginal prolapse ...

  11. Hepatic lipomas and steatosis: an association beyond chance. (United States)

    Martin-Benitez, Gregorio; Marti-Bonmati, Luis; Barber, Carmen; Vila, Rocio


    To determine if hepatic lipomas have a higher prevalence of liver steatosis than other benign hepatic lesions. Ninety-two benign hepatic lesions were analyzed with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. There were 6 lipomas and 86 benign non-lipomatous lesions, including 55 hemangiomas, 23 focal nodular hyperplasias (FNH) and 8 adenomas. All studies included a chemical shift T1-weighted sequence (in-phase and opposed-phase) in order to evaluate the presence of steatosis. A statistically significant relationship (Fischer's Exact Test, p=0.019) between hepatic lipomas and steatosis was demonstrated. Fifty percent of hepatic lipomas associated steatosis, while this association was present in only 9% of the non-lipomatous lesions. Lipomas have a significantly greater association with steatosis when compared to nonlipomatous lesions. This relationship may be related to a common insuline resistance mechanism. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Canine lipomas treated with steroid injections: clinical findings.

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    Barbara Lamagna

    Full Text Available Lipomas are common benign tumours of fat cells. In most cases, surgical excision is curative and simple to perform; however, such a procedure requires general anaesthesia and may be associated with delayed wound healing, seroma formation and nerve injury in deep and intramuscular tumours. The objective of this study was to evaluate treatment of subcutaneous, subfascial or intermuscular lipomas using intralesional steroid injections in dogs. Fifteen dogs presenting with lipomas were selected for treatment with ultrasound-guided intralesional injection of triamcinolone acetonide at a dose of 40 mg/mL. Nine subcutaneous and subfascial tumours showed a complete regression. The other lipomas decreased in diameter, achieving, in some cases, remission of discomfort and regression of lameness. Steroid injection was a relatively safe and effective treatment for lipomas in dogs; only six dogs experienced polyuria/polydipsia for about 2 weeks post-treatment.

  13. Lipoma en lengua: aportación de un caso Lingual Lipoma: contribution of one case

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    J. Orozco Ariza


    Full Text Available Los tumores de la cavidad oral y estructuras adyacentes son parte importante de la odonto-estomatología por el papel que el profesional de la cavidad bucal juega en el diagnóstico y tratamiento de estas lesiones. Los lipomas son neoplasias benignas de células adiposas, sumamente raras en la cavidad oral. La mucosa bucal, lengua y piso de boca son algunos de los sitios más comunes. La presentación clínica típica es la de una lesión tumoral asintomática, submucosa de color amarillo. La eliminación quirúrgica es el tratamiento de elección, rara vez se observan recurrencia. Se presenta caso clínico de lipoma en lengua en paciente femenino de 23 años de edad, que compromete línea media de cara dorsal de lengua a nivel de tercio medio y posterior.Tumors in the oral cavity and the adjacent structures are an important part of the stomatology because of the role that the oral cavity professional plays in the diagnosis and treatment of these lesions. Lipomas are benign neoplasias made up of adipose cells, extremely rare in the oral cavity. The buccal mucosa, tongue and floor of the mouth are some of the most common sites for these lipomas. The typical clinical case includes a painless tumor and a yellow sub mucosa. The chosen treatment is surgical removal. Recurrences are very rare. We present the clinical case of a 23 year old female with lingual lipoma that endangers the mid line of the dorsal tongue at the middle third.

  14. Giant retroperitoneal lipoma: a case report Lipoma gigante do retroperitônio: relato de caso

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    Carlos Augusto Real Martinez


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal lipoma is an extremely rare neoplasm. AIMS: The authors report a case of giant retroperitoneal lipoma in a 32-year-old white female, with a history of pain and an abdominal mass over a 2-year period. Total abdominal ultrasonography and barium enema showed a large mass located in the retroperitoneal space behind the ascending colon. Laparotomy showed a large encapsulated tumor measuring 20 x 13 x 10 cm and weighing 3.400 g. The histological study revealed a benign neoplasm of fatty cells. CONCLUSION: The patient remains well 17 years after surgery, without recurrentce of the disease.RACIONAL: O lipoma é a neoplasia mesenquimal mais freqüente, raramente localizada no retroperitônio. Na maioria das vezes, o diagnóstico diferencial pré-operatório com os lipossarcomas de baixo grau de malignidade é difícil de ser estabelecido. OBJETIVO: Apresentar um caso de lipoma gigante retroperitoneal em mulher de 32 anos que há 2 anos apresentava história de dor e tumor abdominal palpável. A ultra-sonografia abdominal e o enema opaco mostraram grande massa localizada no retroperitônio, que deslocava o ceco e o cólon ascendente. A laparotomia mostrou tumor encapsulado com 20 x 13 x 10 cm e 3.400 g de peso. O estudo histopatológico mostrou presença de lipoma retroperitonial. A paciente encontra-se bem, sem recidiva da doença, 17 anos após a cirurgia.

  15. Intrathoracic lipoma masquerading as subclavian artery trauma.

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    Munro, P T


    A 58 year old man was admitted to the accident and emergency department following an industrial accident in which he sustained a three part fracture dislocation of his right humerus. Chest radiography revealed a large mass in the right upper hemithorax and, when the patient became hypotensive, an emergency thoracotomy was performed. The mass was found to be a massive intrathoracic lipoma. This case shows how preexisting intrathoracic lesions may be mistaken for subclavian or great vessel trauma following violent shoulder girdle injury. The differential diagnosis of traumatic and non-traumatic intrathoracic mass lesions in chest radiography should be considered carefully.

  16. Lipomas – a health condition that cannot be ignored

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    Robert Sitarz


    Full Text Available Background . Lipomas are the most common forms of benign soft tissue tumors. They occur as various-sized lumps that rarely transform into malignant tumors. They form as a result of a focal hypertrophy of adipose cells and are usually located subcutaneously. Generally, they are palpable through the covering tissues, soft to the touch, round or oval, painless, usually movable and covered with unchanged skin. They remain mostly asymptomatic and therefore are ignored by both patients and general practitioners. Nevertheless, growing lipomas may cause problems, mainly esthetic. However, in advanced stages, their surgical removal may even require general anesthesia. Objectives. The aim of the study was to present the results of surgical treatment of subcutaneous lipomas. Moreover, there were presented the most frequent symptoms and problems relating to growing lipomas. Material and methods . There are presented three cases of patients treated surgically due to advanced subcutaneous lipomas in the Department of Surgical Oncology of the Medical University in Lublin. Results . The patients’ medical condition remained undiagnosed and untreated for a long time. As a result, patients experienced troublesome symptoms and eventually required surgical intervention. The performed operations eased their suffering and improved their quality of life. Conclusions . Although lipomas are mostly benign, their diagnosis should be confirmed by a doctor. A full physical examination performed on a regular basis should be a strict standard, as this enables detection of even early stage lipomas.

  17. CT findings of the lipomas in the neck

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    Kwon, Hyuk Po; Chung, Ho Son; Cho, Jae Ho; Kim, Sun Yong; Park, Bok Hwan; Kim, Hong Jin [Yeung Nam University Hospital, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)


    Ordinary lipomas are the most common neoplasm of mesenchymal origin. About 13% of them arise in the head and neck region, especially in the posterior neck. More than 80% of lipomas are ordinary lipoma, and histologically they are composed of mature fat. CT scan provides a definite diagnosis of lipoma in virtually all cases due to their characteristic finding: a homogenous, well-defined low-attenuation mass that usually measures between -65 to -125 HU. The authors reviewed the clinical and CT characteristics of 14 cases of lipoma in the neck. The results were as follows: 1. A palpable neck mass was the most common symptom having a variable duration (months to years) 2. The age distribution of the patients was from 29 to 64 years, and the 6th decade was the most commonly affected. Men (12 cases) were more common than women (2 cases). 3. The most common location of the lipoma was the subcutaneous layer of the posterior neck. 4. Ten cases were ordinary lipoma, and CT scan showed a well-defined capsule in 8 of them. 5. Four cases were multiple symmetrical lipomatosis, and CT showed an irregular margin to the adjacent muscle without evidence of encapsulation suggesting a local infiltrating nature.

  18. Large oral lipoma: Case report and literature review in Iran

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    Ahmad Motagi


    Full Text Available Lipoma is a benign mesenchymal tumor of fat with uncertain pathogenesis. Although the most common mesenchymal neoplasm in trunk and proximal portions of the extremities, it is rarely seen in the oral cavity. Oral lipomas are clinically soft, smooth-surfaced nodular masses that mostly are less than 3 cm in size. Typically the tumor is asymptomatic unless bitten or become noticeable because of their size. The buccal mucosa and buccal vestibule are the most common intraoral sites and account for 50% of all cases. Reported here is a relatively large lipoma of buccal mucosa that was treated surgically under local anesthesia. In an 18-month postsurgical follow up no complication or recurrence has occurred. This case will also be compared to intraoral lipomas reported in Iranian population. As lipomas are usually smaller than 3 cm in diameter, lipoma with the size reported, is of clinical importance. Since the large lipomas are in differential diagnosis with other, even malignant, mesenchymal, or salivary gland tumors. Thus, this case report recommends clinical awareness in diagnosis of large intraoral soft tissue lesions.

  19. A case of endobronchial lipoma mimicking bronchial asthma

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    Sevket Ozkaya


    Full Text Available Sevket Ozkaya1, Hasan Demir1, Serhat Findik21Samsun Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Hospital, Samsun, Turkey; 2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University, Kurupelit, Samsun, TurkeyAbstract: Endobronchial lipoma is a rare neoplasm of the tracheobronchial tree and it may cause irreversible pulmonary damage due to recurrent pneumonia. Rarely, it may mimic bronchial asthma. We present a 53-year-old woman with an endobronchial lipoma, which had been treated as a bronchial asthma for four years. She also had developed recurrent pneumonia three times.Keywords: endobronchial lipoma, asthma, radiology, bronchoscopy

  20. Chondroid lipoma of the trunk: MRI appearance and pathologic correlation

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    Boets, An; Mieghem, Isabelle M.Van; Breuseghem, Iwan Van [Catholic University Leuven Radiology, University Hospitals, Leuven (Belgium); Sciot, Raf [Catholic University Leuven, Pathology, University Hospitals, Leuven (Belgium)


    Chondroid lipoma is a rare tumour of adipose tissue, bearing a strikingly close pathologic resemblance to myxoid liposarcoma and extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma. Unlike these malignant tumours, chondroid lipoma has a non-aggressive behaviour and does not require radical treatment. Although repeatedly reported in the proximal extremities and limb girdles, this rare entity may less frequently be observed in the trunk. We describe the imaging findings of a chondroid lipoma in the trunk and provide a discussion on the radiologic-pathologic correlation and differential diagnosis. (orig.)

  1. Intraoral lipoma: Review of literature and case report

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    Mahendra Raj


    Full Text Available Lipomas are benign mesenchymal neoplasms of soft tissue that can be found in any part of the human body. Conversely, their presence in the oral mucosa is rather uncommon, with approximately 4% of the cases occurring in the oral cavity. The aim of this paper is to present the importance of diagnosis and treatment of intraoral lipoma. Clinicians must be able to recognize rare lesions, like intraoral lipomas, to provide appropriate treatment, thereby ensuring comfort and quality of life for the patient.

  2. Como Lo Hago Yo: Lipomas Medulares (United States)

    Portillo, Santiago


    Basados en la experiencia de 82 casos; en 5% se observaron anomalías pélvicas asociadas. En los menores de 3 años el motivo de consulta (85%) fue la tumoración. En los mayores de 3 años (42%) tenía problemas neurológicos. Solo el 24% preocupados por la tumoración. El objetivo de la cirugía es desanclar la médula y no remover la totalidad del lipoma. El lipoma de filum es el que es mas simple para operar. Aún cuando la escuela francesa propone operar solamente cuando hay síntomas favorezco cirugía preventiva. Favorezco una segunda cirugía si hay signos de anclaje postoperatorio, aún cuando observamos empeoramiento postoperatorio motor en 2.5% de los operados y urológico a largo plazo en 6% de los operados. PMID:24791218

  3. Lipoma-like hibernoma: an atypical lipoma/well-differentiated liposarcoma mimicker

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    Reis-Filho Jorge S.


    Full Text Available Hibernomas are benign lipomatous tumors which show differentiation toward brown fat. Recently, unusual variants have been described, including myxoid, spindle cell, and lipoma-like variants. Lipoma-like hibernoma (LLH is characterized by mature univacuolated adipocytic cells with rare admixed multivacuolated brown fat-like cells, which may resemble lipoblasts, leading to a misdiagnosis of atypical lipoma/well-differentiated liposarcoma (AL/WDLS. We herein report a case of LLH arising on the anterior aspect of the left thigh of a 17-year-old female. A marginal excision was performed. The patient was discharged and remains well four months after surgery. Histological examination showed a lobulated neoplasm composed of univacuolated mature adipose cells admixed with small vessels and occasional mast cells. Scattered islands of brown fat-like cells accounting for less than 10% of the neoplasm were found. Sometimes these cells presented indented and scalloped nuclei, resembling lipoblasts. A final diagnosis of LLH was made based on the presence of focal areas with typical hibernoma morphology, and the lack of atypical hyperchromatic stromal cells. Pathologists must be aware of the typical histological findings of LLH, not to confuse it with AL/WDLS.

  4. A large left atrial lipoma combined with coronary artery disease. (United States)

    Liu, Yun; Zheng, Xiaomei; Du, Yu; Zhu, Zhicheng; Wang, Tiance; Xu, Rihao; Li, Dan; Liu, Kexiang


    Primary benign tumors of the heart are extremely rare and usually difficult to diagnose for their asymptomatic signs. A 66-year-old woman was admitted for shortness of breath caused by a large left atrial lipoma combined with coronary artery disease. Next, we successfully performed simultaneous curative surgery for the large cardiac lipoma and coronary artery bypass grafting with a "starfish" and no cardiopulmonary bypass was used.The patient was discharged on the eighth postoperative day in a good condition, and has remained asymptomatic at the 5-month follow-up. Lipomas are rare and difficult to diagnose, while computed tomography and computed tomography angiography can give us very important clues. Surgery is necessary. We can introduce a "starfish"to the operationand the cardiopulmonary bypass is unnecessary for the left lipoma with coronary artery disease.

  5. Lipomatosis and true lipomas of the ileocecal valve

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    Skaane, P.; Eide, T.J.; Westgaard, T.; Gauperaa, T.


    Two patients with lipomatosis and two patients with true lipoma of the ileocecal valve are described. The symptomatology, radiological appearances, pathological findings and treatment are discussed. True lipomas of the ileocecal valve should be differentiated from the more commonly occurring lipomatosis or lipohyperplasia. The rare true lipomas have a demarcating capsule around the fatty tissue and are confined to only one of the ileocecal lips. The lipomatosis, on the other hand, is characterized by a diffuse fatty deposition in the submucosa of the valve with no encapsulation. Lipomatosis as well as true lipomas may appear as rounded, smoothly outlined and sharply demarcated masses on barium enema examination. Occasionally, these filling defects may present problems of differential diagnosis with respect to malignant involvement of the ileocecal region. A correct preoperative diagnosis, however, is important to prevent unnecessary or too radical surgical treatment.

  6. Management of seventh and eighth nerve involvement by cerebellopontine angle tumors. (United States)

    Samii, M; Turel, K E; Penkert, G


    Microsurgical techniques have made a significant contribution in the advancement of surgery. Since then, the field of neurosurgery has made great and rapid strides. Neurosurgeons now venture through the deep and delicate regions of the brain where they dared not venture only a few years ago. In particular, the morbidity and mortality of surgery in the CPA has seen a progressive decrease. This presentation deals with 200 consecutive tumors in the CPA operated on using microsurgical techniques during the last 6 years. One hundred sixty-seven (83.5%) of them were acoustic neuromas (which included 12 patients with bilateral tumors). Of the remaining 33, there were 21 meningiomas, 10 epidermoids, and 2 angioblastomas. Preoperative investigation has been aimed at arriving at a diagnosis which is as exact as possible in order to plan the operative strategy. All patients, ranging in age from 16 to 84, have been operated upon in the lounging position (with the necessary precautions) through a unilateral suboccipital craniectomy. The basic surgical technique, irrespective of the tumor, is to decompress it from within in order to relieve its tension and pressure on surrounding nerves, vessels, and the brain stem. The structures which are only compressed are spontaneously relieved of compression. This helps define their full anatomic course. Having been identified, they are protected from damage. The most adherent points between tumor and nerves are recognized and handled last under direct vision when there is sufficient space to allow manipulation of the tumor. In the rare event of the facial nerve being interrupted, nerve graft procedures are attempted during the same operation. Our experience with the technique of intracranial-intratemporal facial nerve grafting has yielded excellent results. The cochlear nerve lacks a Schwann cell cover in the CPA and is more prone to being affected, either by tumor processes or surgical manipulation. Of our 167 acoustic nerve tumors, 60% were larger than 3 cm in diameter. The two important factors with regard to predicting the preservation of the seventh and eighth cranial nerves are tumor size (less than 3 cm) and preoperative hearing loss (less than 40 dB). The preservation of facial nerve function after tumor removal was achieved in 87.8% of patients. The facial nerve was preserved in all patients with other tumors. With regard to hearing ability the overall result of preservation of function was achieved in 27.6%. However, when a low hearing loss (less than 40 dB) and small tumor size (less than 3 cm) are taken into account, the preservation was as high as 58%.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS)

  7. Real-Time Ultrasound Doppler Enhances Precision in Image-Guided Approaches to the Cerebellopontine Angle. (United States)

    Baghdasaryan, Davit; Albrecht, Marcel; Shahnazaryan, Mihr; Rosahl, Steffen


    To evaluate efficacy and reliability of intraoperative Doppler sonography in localizing the transverse and sigmoid sinuses during lateral suboccipital craniotomy. A 16-Mhz intraoperative micro-Doppler ultrasound (16Mhz, Multi-Dop pro, Compumedics, Singen, Germany) was applied to detect the medial border of the sigmoid sinus and the inferior border of the transverse sinus in 25 patients. Micro-Doppler measurements were compared with magnetic resonance- and computed tomography-based image guidance (Kolibri, Brainlab, Munich, Germany). Visual detectability of the sinuses with the operating microscope was also documented. Inadvertent incision of the transverse or sigmoid sinuses did not occur in any patient when the 2 localizing methods have been used in combination. The mean mismatch of image-guided system and micro-Doppler was 2.64 mm (range, 0-6 mm; standard deviation, 1.55 mm). With the microscope the transverse sinus was invisible in 7 patients, the sigmoid sinus was visually undetectable in 1 case. The micro-Doppler indicated blood flow outside the visible borders of the sinuses in 5 patients. A combination of image-guidance and micro-Doppler enhances the accuracy in localizing the margins of the transverse and sigmoid sinuses using the retrosigmoid approach, thus preventing inadvertent injury. The method could potentially be applied during other craniotomies involving the exposure of a venous sinus. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Lipoma of the Colon with Overlying Hyperplastic Epithelium

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    Jasim M Radhi


    Full Text Available Lipomas of the colon are submucosal nonepithelial tumours covered by intact or eroded mucosa. A large colonic lipoma present in close proximity to an area of diverticulitis is presented. The lining mucosa in this case exhibited hyperplastic changes, reminiscent of those seen in hyperplastic polyps. The significance of such mucosal changes are highlighted because adenomatous or even carcinomatous transformation, though rare, remains possible.

  9. Giant lipoma arising from deep lobe of the parotid gland

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    Hsu Ying-Che


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Lipomas are common benign soft tissue neoplasms but they are found very rarely in the deep lobe of parotid gland. Surgical intervention in these tumors is challenging because of the proximity of the facial nerve, and thus knowledge of the anatomy and meticulous surgical technique are essential. Case presentation A 71-year-old female presented with a large asymptomatic mass, which had occupied the left facial area for over the past fifteen years, and she requested surgical excision for a cosmetically better facial appearance. The computed tomography (CT scan showed a well-defined giant lipoma arising from the left deep parotid gland. The lipoma was successfully enucleated after full exposure and mobilization of the overlying facial nerve branches. The surgical specimen measured 9 × 6 cm in size, and histopathology revealed fibrolipoma. The patient experienced an uneventful recovery, with a satisfying facial contour and intact facial nerve function. Conclusion Giant lipomas involving the deep parotid lobe are extremely rare. The high-resolution CT scan provides an accurate and cost-effective preoperative investigative method. Surgical management of deep lobe lipoma should be performed by experienced surgeons due to the need for meticulous dissection of the facial nerve branches. Superficial parotidectomy before deep lobe lipoma removal may be unnecessary in selected cases because preservation of the superficial lobe may contribute to a better aesthetic and functional result.

  10. Intraosseous lipoma: radiological findings Lipoma intra-ósseo: achados radiológicos

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    Özgür Öztekin


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Intraosseous lipomas may be less rare lesions than previously suggested in the literature. They have frequently been misdiagnosed as other benign bone lesions. A combination of computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and radiography is essential for decreasing misdiagnosis rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study presents ten cases of intraosseous lipoma. The patients' ages ranged from 25 to 80 years, and six of them were female. Six patients presented with bone pain, whereas four patients were asymptomatic with incidentally discovered lesions. The involved bones were: femur (four patients, tibia (two patients, calcaneus (one patient, sacrum (one patient, iliac bone (one patient, navicular bone (one patient. All of the patients were assessed by means of conventional radiography, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the affected region. RESULTS: In all of the cases, plain films revealed well-defined lytic lesions. Both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were quite useful in demonstrating fat within the femur. The histologic pattern of all tumors was that of mature adipose tissue. CONCLUSION: Intraosseous lipoma is a well-defined entity that may develop with varying presentations. Plain radiographs alone cannot establish the diagnosis of this lesion. However, both computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are quite useful methods in these cases.OBJETIVO: Lipomas intra-ósseos podem ser lesões menos raras do que anteriormente sugerido na literatura. Freqüentemente têm sido erroneamente diagnosticados como outras lesões ósseas benignas. A combinação de tomografia computadorizada, ressonância magnética e radiografia é essencial para reduzir as taxas de erro diagnóstico. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Este estudo retrospectivo apresenta dez casos de lipoma intra-ósseo. As idades dos pacientes variavam entre 25 e 80 anos, e seis deles eram do sexo feminino. Seis pacientes

  11. Lipoma en lengua: aportación de un caso Lingual Lipoma: contribution of one case


    J. Orozco Ariza; M. Fonseca Ricaurte; A. Díaz Caballero


    Los tumores de la cavidad oral y estructuras adyacentes son parte importante de la odonto-estomatología por el papel que el profesional de la cavidad bucal juega en el diagnóstico y tratamiento de estas lesiones. Los lipomas son neoplasias benignas de células adiposas, sumamente raras en la cavidad oral. La mucosa bucal, lengua y piso de boca son algunos de los sitios más comunes. La presentación clínica típica es la de una lesión tumoral asintomática, submucosa de color amarillo. La eliminac...

  12. Delineation of Chondroid Lipoma: An Immunohistochemical and Molecular Biological Analysis

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    Full Text Available Aims. Chondroid lipoma (CL is a benign tumor that mimics a variety of soft tissue tumors and is characterized by translocation t(11;16. Here, we analyze CL and its histological mimics. Methods. CL (n=4 was compared to a variety of histological mimics (n=83 for morphological aspects and immunohistochemical features including cyclinD1(CCND1. Using FISH analysis, CCND1 and FUS were investigated as potential translocation partners. Results. All CLs were strongly positive for CCND1. One of 4 myoepitheliomas, CCND1, was positive. In well-differentiated lipomatous tumors and in chondrosarcomas, CCND1 was frequently expressed, but all myxoid liposarcomas were negative. FISH analysis did not give support for direct involvement of CCND1 and FUS as translocation partners. Conclusions. Chondroid lipoma is extremely rare and has several and more prevalent histological mimics. The differential diagnosis of chondroid lipomas can be unraveled using immunohistochemical and molecular support.

  13. Lipoma arborescens of the subdeltoid bursa: a case report. (United States)

    Teusink, Matthew; El-Khoury, Georges; Buckwalter, Joseph


    Lipoma arborescens is a benign, diffuse villous proliferation of the synovium characterized by replacement of the subsynovial tissue by mature adipocytes. Its etiology is unknown and fewer than 100 cases have been reported. It resembles other collections of subsynovial fat, the only difference being its large size and villous macroscopic appearance. It typically presents in patients in their fifth through seventh decades of life. It is most commonly monoarticular and most frequently affects the suprapatellar pouch of the knee. There have been reports of involvement of the hip, shoulder, wrist, elbow, ankle, and associated bursae. To our knowledge there have been only three previous cases of lipoma arborescens of the subdeltoid bursa in the literature. We report on a case of unilateral lipoma arborescens of the subdeltoid bursa in an elderly patient presenting as a shoulder mass.

  14. Heel lipoma mimicking plantar fasciitis in a ballroom dancer. (United States)

    Taweel, Nicholas R; Raikin, Steven M


    The present case illustrates a lipoma as an unusual cause of heel pain. A 64-year-old female ballroom dancer presented with 8 months of pain that was unresponsive to previous treatment of plantar fasciitis. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a heel lipoma. Her pain was fully resolved after surgical excision. Soft tissue tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis of heel pain, especially when symptoms and treatment response do not follow the typical course of plantar fasciitis. Copyright © 2015 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Lipoma gástrico: relato de caso

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    Daniel Dongiu Kim

    Full Text Available We report a case of gastric lipoma, a rare benign stomach tumor. There are approximately 200 cases previously described in literature. A male, 62-year-old patient with no clinical complaint presented a tumor lesion in the stomach antrum found in a routine upper endoscopy. A surgical resection (subtotal gastrectomy was done and the histological examination showed submucosal lipoma without signs of malignancy. This report points to the growth of routine examination in the current clinical practice and the dilemma brought by overdiagnosis.

  16. Giant gastric lipoma mimicking well-differentiated liposarcoma ...

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    Nuclei were sometimes large, slightly irregular, but without hyperchromasia nor mitosis. Diagnosis of a well-differentiated liposarcoma was suspected and molecular cytogenetic analyses showed no MDM2 nor CDK4 gene amplification on fluorescent in situ hybridization. The diagnosis of lipoma was made. Twelve months ...

  17. Gastric Outlet Obstruction from Duodenal Lipoma in an Adult

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    Hizawa K, Kawasaki M, Kouzuki T, Aoyagi K, Fujishima M. Unroofing technique for the endoscopic resection of a large duodenal lipoma. Gastrointest Endosc 1999;49:391‑2. New features on the journal's website. Optimized content for mobile and hand-held devices. HTML pages have been optimized of mobile and other ...

  18. An infrequent cause of total lung collapse: Endobronchial lipoma

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    Fahd Ahmed Suhail


    Jun 21, 2014 ... Abstract Endobronchial lipomas are rare benign tumors of the lung. The reported case was a. 46-year-old man who came to our center for follow up of endobronchial lesion and contracted it. 5years ago. A fibrobronchoscopy failed to reach the lesion due to narrowing in the upper respiratory tract and the ...

  19. Differential Diagnosis of Parotid Lipoma in a Breast Ca Patient

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    Melda Misirlioglu


    Full Text Available Lipomas are common benign tumors usually detected on the torso, neck, upper thighs, and upper arms. However, they are rarely found in the parotid gland region. Because of their rarity at this site, they are not often considered in the differential diagnosis of parotid tumors. This report describes a rare case of a lipoma in the superficial lobe of parotid gland. A 71-year-old female patient admitted to our department complaining about swelling and pain in the posterior area of the left mandibular region since one month. Her medical history included mastectomy after breast CA fifteen years ago. Clinical examination revealed a smooth-surfaced, soft, and painful mass, with well-defined margins in the left mandibular region. Differential diagnosis of metastasis, inflammatory neck swellings, and benign salivary gland tumors were considered for the patient. Advanced imaging methods such as ultrasonography and contrast tomography revealed that the lesion was a lipoma of parotid gland. A surgical intervention under general anesthesia was planned for the removal of the mass; however patient refused the surgical treatment. Patient was placed on six-month periodic recall. This article reviews the radiographic appearance and differential diagnoses of lipoma in this rare location.

  20. Intramedullary holocord lipoma in an athlete: case report. (United States)

    Razack, N; Jimenez, O F; Aldana, P; Ragheb, J


    Holocord intradural lipoma extending from the cervical to the lumbar spine is an exceedingly rare condition. An extensive review of the literature revealed that only eight other cases have been reported, and none occurred during the contemporary magnetic resonance imaging era. A case of holocord intradural lipoma that was partially resected with the aid of carbon dioxide laser and intraoperative ultrasound is reported. The intimate relationship of the lipoma to the nerve roots and the absence of a distinct plane between tumor and spinal cord precluded a complete resection of this tumor. At 7 months postoperatively, the patient's dysesthetic pain had resolved almost completely. Proprioception in the lower extremities had improved significantly to the point that the patient was able to walk without a cane and his preoperative Romberg's sign had disappeared. Extensive intradural intramedullary spinal lipomas can present in adulthood with symptoms of myelopathy as well as nonradicular pain. We encourage early surgical debulking of the tumor to prevent further progression of symptoms and to offer the possibility of neurological improvement.

  1. Subacromial impingement syndrome caused by a voluminous subdeltoid lipoma. (United States)

    Murray, Jean-Christophe; Pelet, Stéphane


    Subacromial impingement syndrome is a clinical diagnosis encompassing a spectrum of possible etiologies, including subacromial bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and partial- to full-thickness rotator cuff tears. This report presents an unusual case of subdeltoid lipoma causing extrinsic compression and subacromial impingement syndrome. The patient, a 60-year-old man, presented to our institution with a few years' history of nontraumatic, posteriorly localized throbbing pain in his right shoulder. Despite a well-followed 6-months physiotherapy program, the patient was still suffering from his right shoulder. The MRI scan revealed a well-circumscribed 6 cm × 2 cm × 5 cm homogenous lesion compatible with a subdeltoid intermuscular lipoma. The mass was excised en bloc, and subsequent histopathologic examination confirmed a benign lipoma. At 6-months follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic with a complete return to his activities. Based on this case and a review of the literature, a subacromial lipoma has to be included in the differential diagnosis of a subacromial impingement syndrome refractory to nonoperative treatment. Complementary imaging modalities are required only after a failed conservative management to assess the exact etiology and successfully direct the surgical treatment.

  2. An infrequent cause of total lung collapse: Endobronchial lipoma

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    Fahd Ahmed Suhail


    Jun 21, 2014 ... Radiology;. Total lung collapse. Abstract Endobronchial lipomas are rare benign tumors of the lung. The reported case was a. 46-year-old man who came to our center for follow up of endobronchial ... 2014 Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. ... attacks may induce sufficient nuclear atypia to suggest.

  3. Gastric Outlet Obstruction from Duodenal Lipoma in an Adult ...

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    PN Wichendu, A Dodiyi-Manuel ... remains the most common benign cause of gastric outlet obstruction (GOO), duodenal lipomas remain a rare, but possible cause of GOO and could pose a diagnostic challenge, especially in countries where access to endoscopy and modern imaging techniques poses a challenge.

  4. Giant lipoma: an unusual cause of carpal tunnel syndrome | Jalan ...

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    Carpal tunnel syndrome, in its idiopathic form, is an extremely common entrapment neuropathy in the clinical practice however secondary compressive causes are rare. Among secondary causes, tumors are even rarer. Although lipomas are the most common soft tissue tumor in the body, <5% of the benign tumors of the ...

  5. Carpal tunnel syndrome caused by lipoma: a case report | Sbai ...

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    . A lipoma of the hand causing a carpal tunnel syndrome by compression of the median nerve is exceptional. We report the case of a 70-year-old female presenting with a carpal tunnel syndrome. A compression of the median nerve by a ...

  6. Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Caused by a Voluminous Subdeltoid Lipoma

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    Jean-Christophe Murray


    Full Text Available Subacromial impingement syndrome is a clinical diagnosis encompassing a spectrum of possible etiologies, including subacromial bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and partial- to full-thickness rotator cuff tears. This report presents an unusual case of subdeltoid lipoma causing extrinsic compression and subacromial impingement syndrome. The patient, a 60-year-old man, presented to our institution with a few years' history of nontraumatic, posteriorly localized throbbing pain in his right shoulder. Despite a well-followed 6-months physiotherapy program, the patient was still suffering from his right shoulder. The MRI scan revealed a well-circumscribed 6 cm × 2 cm × 5 cm homogenous lesion compatible with a subdeltoid intermuscular lipoma. The mass was excised en bloc, and subsequent histopathologic examination confirmed a benign lipoma. At 6-months follow-up, the patient was asymptomatic with a complete return to his activities. Based on this case and a review of the literature, a subacromial lipoma has to be included in the differential diagnosis of a subacromial impingement syndrome refractory to nonoperative treatment. Complementary imaging modalities are required only after a failed conservative management to assess the exact etiology and successfully direct the surgical treatment.

  7. Hemangiosarcoma within an intermuscular lipoma in a golden retriever dog. (United States)

    Leriquier, Claire; Benoit-Biancamano, Marie-Odile; Lacoste, Hugues; Herndon, Gregory D


    A subcutaneous mass on the right pelvic limb of an 11-year-old neutered male golden retriever dog was surgically excised. A hemangiosarcoma included within an intermuscular lipoma was diagnosed upon histopathological examination. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first case report of this nature in a dog.

  8. Gastric lipoma: a new case and a review of the literature; Lipoma gastrico: un nuevo caso y revision bibliografica

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    Juan, F.; Gallego, J. I.; Gomez, C.; Guirau, M. D. [Hospital General Universitario de Alicante (Spain)


    We report a case of gastric lipoma discovered incidentally during abdominal ultrasound. We review the literature concerning this unusual disease, stressing clinical and diagnostic aspects, especially the ultrasonographic features and computed tomographic findings, as well as the different therapeutic options. (Author) 11 refs.

  9. Lump on Back: A Rare Case of Parosteal Lipoma of Scapula

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    Ankit Balani


    Full Text Available Lipomas are benign tumors of mature adipose tissue which can occur in subcutaneous, intramuscular, intermuscular, parosteal, and intraosseous compartments. Parosteal lipoma is a rare type of lipoma, accounting for less than 0.1% of primary bone neoplasms and 0.3% of all lipomas. Parosteal lipomas commonly arise in the femur and extremities. Around 150 cases have been reported in English literature with scapula being a rare site of involvement. They are known to be associated with underlying bony changes like focal cortical hyperostosis, pressure erosion of the underlying bone, and bowing deformity or with underlying osteochondroma. We report a rare case of a parosteal lipoma arising in the scapula with a bony excrescence in a 38-year-old male.

  10. Lipoma of corpus callosum associated with dysraphic lesions and trisomy 13

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    Wainwright, H.; Bowen, R.; Radcliffe, M. [Univ. of Cape Town Medical School (South Africa)


    We report on a further case of corpus callosal lipoma and frontal cranial defects. Most cases in the literature of corpus callosal lipoma in association with {open_quotes}dysraphic{close_quotes} lesions have been frontal in location. Malformation of the corpus callosum is said to be associated with 50% of these lipomas. Trisomy 13 was confirmed by the 13q14 cosmid probe on paraffin-embedded liver tissue. 19 refs., 5 figs.

  11. Pleomorphic lipoma lacking mature fat component in extensive myxoid stroma: a great diagnostic challenge

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    Lin Xu-Yong


    Full Text Available Abstract Pleomorphic lipoma is a relatively uncommon entity, and is considered as a variant of spindle cell lipoma. Histologically, spindle cell lipoma/pleomorphic lipoma consists of varying quantity of mature fat, bland spindle cells and ropey collagen. In addition, pleomorphic lipoma is characterized by multinucleate giant cells, which possess the “floret-like” nuclei and marked pleomorphism. So, in contrast to spindle cell lipoma, pleomorphic lipoma is more easily misdiagnosed as a malignant tumor. Herein, we report a peculiar case of pleomorphic lipoma occurring in axilla with entirely devoid of mature fat in a 71-year-old male. The histopathological findings demonstrated the tumor was made up of bland spindle cells admixed with scattered “floret-like” cells and irregular ropey collagen in an extensive myxoid stroma. Immunostaining showed that the tumor was positive for the Vimentin, Bcl-2 and CD34, and was negative for S-100, desmin, CD68, and α–SMA. Although no fat component was found in the whole section, the tumor was still diagnosed as a pelomprphic lipoma. To our knowledge, this is the third reported case of pelomprphic lipoma which entirely lacked lipomatous component. Because of the existence of atypical multinucleate giant cells and lack of mature fat, this tumor may be easily misdiagnosed nonlipomatous lesions, such as myxoid fibrosarcoma, giant cell fibroblastoma. So, it is necessary to pay careful attention to the histological spectrum of pleomorphic lipoma, including the tumor with devoid of fat, and it should be kept in mind that pelomprphic lipoma still can be diagnosed even if lacking lipomatous component. Virtual slides The virtual slide(s for this article can be found here:

  12. Pedunculated Cecal Lipoma Causing Colo-Colonic Intussusception: A Rare Case Report

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    Stefanos Atmatzidis


    Full Text Available Colonic lipomas are uncommon nonepithelial neoplasms that are typically sessile, asymptomatic and incidentally found during endoscopy, surgery, or autopsy. We present a very rare case of a 34-year-old female patient with symptomatic pedunculated cecal lipoma causing intermittent colo-colonic intussusception. Despite adequate imaging studies, definite preoperative diagnosis was not established and the patient underwent exploratory laparotomy. Intraoperatively, intussusception of the cecum into the ascending colon was found and right hemicolectomy was performed. Macroscopic assessment of the resected specimen showed the presence of a giant cecal pedunculated polypoid tumor with features of lipoma, causing intussusception. Histopathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of pedunculated cecal lipoma.

  13. Nasopalpebral lipoma-coloboma syndrome: clinical, radiological, and histopathological description of a novel sporadic case. (United States)

    Chacon-Camacho, Oscar F; Lopez-Martinez, Monica S; Vázquez, Johanna; Nava-Castañeda, Angel; Martin-Biasotti, Fernando; Piña-Aguilar, Raul E; Iñiguez-Soto, Marisol; Acosta-García, Job; Zenteno, Juan C


    Nasopalpebral lipoma-coloboma syndrome is an extremely uncommon autosomal dominant condition characterized by congenital upper eyelid and nasopalpebral lipomas, colobomata of upper and lower eyelids, telecanthus, and maxillary hypoplasia. A few familial and sporadic cases of this malformation syndrome have been previously reported. Here, the clinical, radiological, and histopathological features of a sporadic Mexican patient with the nasopalpebral lipoma-coloboma syndrome are described. To our knowledge, this is the first time that craniofacial 3D computed tomography imaging was used for a detailed assessment of the facial lipoma. Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. The role of flexible hollow core carbon dioxide lasers in resection of lumbar intraspinal lipomas. (United States)

    Desai, Sohum Kiran; Paulson, David; Thompson, Bobbye Jo; Patterson, Joel; Mohanty, Aaron


    The authors assess the role of flexible hollow core CO2 laser system (Omniguide system) in resection of intraspinal lipomas. Eight patients with intraspinal lipomas were operated using an Omniguide laser system over a 22-month period. The age range varied between 6 months and 16 years. All of them had lipoma of the conus medullaris associated with lumbar subcutaneous lipoma. Two of these had previous surgery with resection of the subcutaneous part of the lipoma; in one of them, a partial resection of the conus medullaris lipoma had also been performed. In six, there were no obvious motor or sensory deficits whereas two had gross neurologic deficits, with the deficits occurring in one after the previous decompression. Resection of the conus lipoma, untethering of the spinal cord, and reconstruction of the decompressed conus was performed in all aided with Omniguide laser system. The power settings of the laser system ranged from 4 to 8 W. Subtotal to near-total resection was achieved in all. None of the patients developed any new motor or sensory deficits. Three had postoperative CSF leaks which initially required reoperation with graft resuturing and subsequently placement of lumboperitoneal shunt. One child with preexisting neurologic deficits improved in power over the next 12 months. Flexible CO2 laser system was precise and convenient in decompressing the conus lipomas and untethering of the cord in lumbar spinal lipomas.

  15. Preoperative Diagnosis of Adult Intussusception Caused by Small Bowel Lipoma

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    Hiroaki Shiba


    Full Text Available Adult intussusception is rare, accounting for only 5% of all intussusceptions, for which preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We herein report a preoperatively diagnosed case of adult intussusception caused by a small bowel lipoma. A 33-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with three weeks history of colicky epigastric pain. Computed tomography revealed thickening of the ileal wall suggestive of intussusception. Colonoscopy revealed an ileocolic intussusception. Barium enema for reduction of ileocolic intussusception demonstrated a small bowel tumor in the ileum 15 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve. The intussusception was reduced, and the patient underwent partial resection of the ileum encompassing the small bowel tumor. Histological findings confirmed the diagnosis of lipoma of the small bowel. The patient made a satisfactory recovery and remains well.

  16. Xanthelasma and lipoma in Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. (United States)

    Dequeker, Jan; Muls, Erik; Leenders, Kathleen


    The painting Mona Lisa in the Louvre, Paris, by Leonardo da Vinci (1503-1506), shows skin alterations at the inner end of the left upper eyelid similar to xanthelasma, and a swelling of the dorsum of the right hand suggestive of a subcutaneous lipoma. These findings in a 25-30 year old woman, who died at the age of 37, may be indicative of essential hyperlipidemia, a strong risk factor for ischemic heart disease in middle age. As far as is known, this portrait of Mona Lisa painted in 1506 is the first evidence that xanthelasma and lipoma were prevalent in the sixteenth century, long before the first description by Addison and Gall in 1851.

  17. Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Caused by a Voluminous Subdeltoid Lipoma


    Jean-Christophe Murray; Stéphane Pelet


    Subacromial impingement syndrome is a clinical diagnosis encompassing a spectrum of possible etiologies, including subacromial bursitis, rotator cuff tendinopathy, and partial- to full-thickness rotator cuff tears. This report presents an unusual case of subdeltoid lipoma causing extrinsic compression and subacromial impingement syndrome. The patient, a 60-year-old man, presented to our institution with a few years' history of nontraumatic, posteriorly localized throbbing pain in his right sh...

  18. Intracranial lipoma with extracranial extension through foramen ovale in a patient with encephalocraniocutaneous lipomatosis syndrome

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    Fitoz, S. [Atatuerk Sitesi, Hayri Cecen S., Ankara (Turkey); Department of Radiology, University of Ankara School of Medicine, Ankara (Turkey); Atasoy, C.; Erden, I.; Akyar, S. [Department of Radiology, University of Ankara School of Medicine, Ankara (Turkey)


    We present CT and MR features of a large intracranial lipoma located in the left sphenocavernosal region in a patient with a history of spinal intradural lipoma excision. The lipomatous lesion surrounded the internal carotid artery and trigeminal nerve and extended extracranially into the infratemporal region through a smoothly dilated foramen ovale. (orig.)

  19. A case of recurrent lipoma in the sole with long-term follow-up

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    Kazunori Yasumura


    Full Text Available We report a rare lipoma in the sole detected at 18 months of age. The lipoma recurred repeatedly and he underwent a third excision at 10 years of age. Although recurrence was clear at 18 years of age, no growth has been observed over the last 8 years.

  20. Primary Mesenteric Lipoma Causing Closed Loop Bowel Obstruction: A Case Report

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    Heong-Ieng Wong


    Full Text Available Primary mesenteric lipoma is rare, with fewer than 50 cases described in English-language literature, and those causing bowel obstructions are even more uncommon. The long stalk of the lipoma that caused secondary volvulus and rapid ischemic change in our patient is worth reporting because of its rarity and distinctive picture in emergency abdominal computed tomography.

  1. Spindle cell lipoma of the spermatic cord – a report with review of ...

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    A case of spindle cell lipoma of the spermatic cord is reported in a 60-year old Saudi male who presented with a one-year history of painless, firm, right testicular mass provisionally diagnosed as a testicular tumour. The final diagnosis of spindle cell lipoma of the cord was made following histopathology of the excised ...

  2. Imaging of lipoma of the corpus callosum and intracranial dermoids in the Goldenhar syndrome

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    Beltinger, C.; Saule, H.


    With increased frequency lipoma of the corpus callosum and intracranial dermoids have been recognized to be associated with oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia (Goldenhar syndrome). We report an additional case of lipoma of the corpus callosum in a newborn with Goldenhar syndrome. Sonographic, roentgenographic and computertomographic features of these intracranial lesions are discussed and the literature is reviewed.

  3. Synchronous Lipoma arborescens of bilateral wrist: An extremely rare manifestation and a new perspective on etiopathogenesis

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    Bal Chander


    Full Text Available Lipoma arborescens is a rare lesion wherein abnormal proliferation of adipocytes in the subsynovial region is seen. Whether it is neoplastic or not is still not entirely clear. Usually, Lipoma arborescens is seen unilaterally around knee joint but it can also be seen around tendon sheaths or bursa in adults. Multiple lesions are also reported. Involvement of wrist is extremely rare. We are presenting a case with bilateral wrist involvement by Lipoma arborescens which to the best of our knowledge is first one in English literature. There are a host of co-morbid/associated conditions reported with Lipoma arborescens out of which chronic irritation and inflammation appears to be most significant. We are proposing a novel perspective on etiopathogenesis of Lipoma arborescens based on extant understanding of cellular differentiation and information gleaned from fetal autopsies. The new perspective also explains the predilection for knee joint.

  4. Oral lipoma extending superiorly from mandibular gingivobuccal fold to gingiva: a case report and analysis of 207 patients with oral lipoma in Japan. (United States)

    Taira, Yukio; Yasukawa, Kazuo; Yamamori, Iku; Iino, Mitsuyoshi


    Lipoma is relatively uncommon in the oral cavity. Among the intraoral regions, lipoma involving the gingiva or gingivobuccal fold is relatively infrequent. We report the case of a patient with lipoma extending superiorly from the mandibular gingivobuccal fold to the gingiva. In addition to the case report, we retrospectively reviewed 207 patients with intraoral lipoma reported in Japan from 1987 to 2004. The most frequent site of development was the buccal mucosa (40.6%), followed by the tongue (17.9%), lip (12.6%), gingiva (8.7%), oral floor (6.8%), gingivobuccal fold and palate (4.8%), and others (3.9%). Occurrence tended to be more frequent in males (57.5%) than in females (42.5%). Relative to age, frequency peaked among patients in the 7th (27.3%) and 6th decades (25.1%), respectively, followed in descending order by the 5th (14.8%) and 8th decades (13.1%). The majority of patients (86.3%) were at least 40 years. The most frequent size was 10-19 mm (37.5%), followed by 0-9 mm (27.8%) and 20-29 mm (14.6%), and tumors 30 mm or larger were relatively infrequent. Histopathological types in order of descending frequency were lipomas (69.0%), fibrolipomas (27.4%), and others (3.5%). The male:female ratio was 1.7:1 for lipoma and 1:1.6 for fibrolipoma.

  5. Type-selective muscular degeneration promotes infiltrative growth of intramuscular lipoma

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    Ishizawa Michihito


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intramuscular lipoma is a relatively common benign neoplasm that is occasionally described as an infiltrating lipoma. Typical benign tumors show a clear margin, however, the infiltrative growth pattern of this lipoma mimics that of a malignant tumor. Although its growth has an effect on muscle bundles and it is known to never metastasize, the mechanism of infiltrative growth is not well understood. Previously, little attention has been paid to pathogenic features of muscle fibers around an intramuscular lipoma. Methods In the present study, we focused on pathologic changes of the surrounding skeletal muscles especially to the degenerative features of involving muscular types, and evaluate the role of type-selective muscular degeneration for the infiltrative growth of intramuscular lipomas. Following a review of the medical records in our institute, 17 lesions containing muscle tissues in their specimens (15 infiltrating lipomas, 2 well-circumscribed lipomas were analyzed immunohistochemically. The tumor from the most recent case was also subjected to ultrastructural analysis. Two cases of the traumatic muscle damage were also evaluated as the control experiments. Results These analyses revealed type-selective muscle involution in 11 of 17 intramuscular lipomas and in 10 of 11 of the infiltrative type, with an involving pattern that resembled that of a neurogenic or myogenic disorder. Immunoreactivity to cathepsin-D, a lysosomal catabolic enzyme, was increased in the involved muscle fibers. Subsarcolemmal vacuoles in the muscle fibers of the peripheral areas were also positive for cathepsin-D, while degenerative findings were not visually apparent in these areas. Ultrastructural analysis revealed degenerative changes in those fibers. Neither positive staining for cathepsin-D nor type-selective atrophy was detected in the sections of traumatic muscle damage. Conclusions Our findings suggest that type-selective muscular

  6. Posttraumatic lipoma: analysis of 10 cases and explanation of possible mechanisms. (United States)

    Copcu, Eray; Sivrioglu, Nazan S


    Trauma and lipoma are the most frequently met occurrences in clinical routine. Although lipomas are well-known fatty tumors both clinically and pathologically, the precise etiology is still unknown. Generally, posttraumatic lipomas are known as "pseudolipoma," which describes herniation of deeper fat through Scarpa's layer secondary to trauma. Here we present 10 patients with lipoma secondary to blunt trauma in different anatomical sites. To correlate trauma and lipoma relationships and to discuss the possible pathogenetic mechanism by reviewing literature. Ten patients (12 lipomas) after blunt trauma were presented, and data of patients were reviewed. Ultrasonography and/or nuclear magnetic resonance were employed for diagnosis in addition to physical examination. All tumors were verified by histopathologic examinations. Patients were followed for a minimum of 6 months. The average age was 34. Four of the lesions (12 altogether) were located on an upper extremity, 5 on a lower extremity, 2 on the trunk, and 1 on the neck. Excision of tumors and primary closure were performed in 92% of the lesions, and only one liposuction was performed. Aesthetic results were achieved in all patients. There were no complications and recurrences. The effect of blunt trauma on fat tissue may be explained by different theories. We summarized possible mechanisms into two groups according to our observations and review of the literature: The first was related to mature adiposities and mainly a mechanical effect, and the second was differentiations of the preadipocytes to lipoma by the promoting factors. We speculate that only traumas that serve as a cause of fat necrosis may trigger the formation of the lipoma, and local inflammation secondary to fat necrosis may affect adipocytes and promote new formation of lipoma.

  7. MRI Findings of Synovial Lipoma Arborescens of the Hip: A Case Report

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    Park, Hee Jin; Park, Chan Sub; Kim, Mi Sung; Park, Noh Hyuck; Park, Jai Hyung; Yi, Sang Yeop [Myoungji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Sung Il [Shinchon Severance Hospital, Yonsei University School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    Lipoma arborescens is a rare intra-articular lesion consisting of villous lipomatous proliferation of the synovium that tends to occur in the knee joint, especially in the suprapatellar pouch. The lesion has been observed in other locations, including the glenohumeral joint, subdeltoid bursa, hip, and elbow. We report a case of a lipoma arborescens of a unilateral hip joint in a 34-year-old man. MRI and a whole body bone scan were performed. In addition, a surgical synovectomy was performed and microscopic examination of the tumor revealed multiple variable-sized villous masses composed of mature fat tissue and lined by synovial cells which confirmed the diagnosis of lipoma arborescens

  8. Bilateral lipoma arborescens of the knee in a child: a case report. (United States)

    Cil, Akin; Atay, O Ahmet; Aydingöz, Ustün; Tetik, Onur; Gedikoğlu, Gökhan; Doral, M Nedim


    We report a case of childhood lipoma arborescens of both knee joints who had been erroneously diagnosed to have initially acute rheumatic fever and subsequently oligoarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She had taken anti-inflammatory medication for 8 years without remission of the effusion. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and synovectomy revealed the diagnosis of lipoma arborescens. Lipoma arborescens should be kept in mind in the differential diagnosis of refractory chronic joint effusion and synovial hypertrophy in the childhood period, and MRI yields the correct diagnosis in this setting.

  9. A case of multiple lipomas coexisting with angiolipomas: Familial multiple lipomatosis or a distinct entity?

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    Funda Tamer


    Full Text Available Familial multiple lipomatosis and familial multiple angiolipomatosis are both rare and autosomal-dominantly inherited diseases. Familial multiple lipomatosis is characterized by multiple lipomas on the trunk and extremities, while familial multiple angiolipomatosis presents with multiple angiolipomas. Hereby, we present a 50-year-old Caucasian male patient with both multiple lipomas and angiolipomas on his trunk, arms and thighs with a family history of similar subcutaneous lesions. As multiple lipomas and angiolipomas coexist in the same patient, we suggest that this condition should be nominated as a distinct entity rather than a traditional familial multiple lipomatosis case.

  10. Superficial intraoral lipoma in a geriatric edentulous male: A case report with review of literature

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    Priya Sahni


    Full Text Available Lipoma is a common tumor of the soft tissues. Its location on the oral mucosa is infrequent, representing 1 to 5% of all benign oral tumors although it is the most frequently occurring mesenchymal tumor of the trunk and proximal portions of extremities. Lipoma of the oral cavity is seen mainly on the buccal mucosa, tongue, and floor of the mouth. The clinical presentation is typically as an asymptomatic yellowish mass. The overlying epithelium generally remains intact. The purpose of the present case report is to discuss a lipoma on the left buccal mucosa of an elderly male with a brief review of literature.

  11. Spindle Cell Lipoma Occurring in the Buccal Mucosa: An Unusual Location of This Benign Lipomatous Neoplasm

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    Noala Vicensoto Moreira Milhan


    Full Text Available Spindle cell lipoma is a benign lipomatous neoplasm, which rarely occurs in the oral cavity. The aims of this paper are to report a case of spindle cell lipoma located in buccal mucosa and discuss the main clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical findings of this entity. Thus, we report a 4-year history of an asymptomatic smooth surface nodule in an elderly Caucasian man with clinical hypothesis of fibroma. The histopathological examination showed spindle cells, mature adipose tissue, and many mast cells in a stroma of connective tissue presenting ropey collagen fibers bundles. After immunohistochemical analysis, the final diagnosis was spindle cell lipoma.

  12. Asynchronous abdomino-parasacral resection of a giant pelvic lipoma protruding to the left buttock

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    Masanori Sato


    CONCLUSION: The asynchronous abdomino-parasacral approach with several turnings of the patient's body and plastic bag packing of the tumor were advantageous to manage en bloc resection of the giant pelvic lipoma presented in this case study.

  13. Diagnostic problems in fine needle aspiration cytology of fat necrosis within a subcutaneous lipoma


    Kavishwar Vikas; Rupani Asha; Amarapurkar Anjali; Anchinmane Vyankatesh


    Fat necrosis in subcutaneous lipomas is very unusual and has been reported only occasionally. Literature regarding fine needle aspiration cytology of such a lesion is lacking although fat necrosis is well described in the breast. We came across a case of a large subcutaneous lipoma in the anterior abdominal wall with a well encapsulated area of fat necrosis. The aspiration smears showed an unusual picture which was misinterpreted as the fragments of the hydatid cyst wall. They were actually e...

  14. Lipoma of the Uterine Corpus: Exceptional Eventuality Combined with an Ovarian Thecoma

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    R. Vilallonga


    Full Text Available Uterine lipomas are very uncommon with symptoms that are similar to leiomyomas. Their diagnosis is always histological although some radiological methods may suggest their existence prior to surgery. They are sometimes associated with endometrial pathology, but there are no previous reported cases related to ovarian thecoma. Their prognosis is excellent. Clinical, radiological, morphologic, and immunohistochemical findings are shown which correspond to uterine lipoma associated with endometrial polyps and ovarian thecoma.


    Benegas, Eduardo; Neto, Arnaldo Amado Ferreiro; Teodoro, Daniel Sabatini; da Silva, Marcos Vinícius Muriano; de Oliveira, Augusto Medaglia; Filippi, Renée Zon; de Santis Prada, Flávia


    Lipoma arborescens is a rare intra-articular disease that is usually monoarticular and is characterized by extensive proliferation of the synovial villi and hyperplasia of the subsynovial fat. The synovial tissue is progressively replaced by mature fat cells in the synovial membrane. The present study reports a case of a rare condition of lipoma arborescens that was simultaneously intra-articular (glenohumeral joint) and in the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa, in association with a torn supraspinatus tendon. The clinical, histological and radiographic presentations and treatment are discussed here. The description of this case includes radiographic and magnetic resonance evaluations and pathological examination. Although lipoma arborescens is a rare condition, it should be taken into consideration in cases presenting synovial hyperproliferation and synovial fat replacement.

  16. A case of lipoma of lateral anterior neck treated with surgical enucleation

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    Francesco Grecchi


    Full Text Available Lipoma arise in almost 50% of all soft tumours. The neck lipomas are rare tumours that may present as painless masses with slow growth, in the lateral portions of the neck. Some lipomas, such as the one studied in our case, grow deep in the subcutaneous tissue, in close contact with muscles. Here, we report a case of lipoma extending from pre-tragal region up to the ascending branch of the mandible in a 62 year old man, treated with enucleation. The inferior margin of lipoma involved the pharyngeal and the superior margin was achieved by the top of the skull base. The mass of lipoma caused breathing difficulties in the patient, preventing regular sleep. No complication was recorded in the post-operative period and no further surgery was performed. The complete resolution after one year′s follow-up, together with the rarity of the anatomical site, makes this case worthy of description. A correct diagnosis facilitated removal of this lesion with a surgical method.

  17. A case report of an intermuscular lipoma: presentation, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis. (United States)

    Kaeser, Martha A; Smith, Linda W; Kettner, Norman W


    The purpose of this report is to present the case of a 54-year-old female patient with a pathologically confirmed diagnosis of soft tissue lipoma. The clinical presentation, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, and treatment options for lipoma are described. The patient presented to a chiropractic clinic with painful swelling in the right anterior thigh. Physical examination revealed a palpable mobile mass with minimal tenderness. The initial consultation was with the primary care physician, and it resulted in a sonographic examination as the initial imaging modality to rule out deep venous thrombosis. The result of this examination was negative. Following a delay by additional incorrect diagnoses and treatments, a diagnosis of an intermuscular lipoma was established by magnetic resonance imaging and confirmed on biopsy as a soft tissue lipoma. The patient underwent complete excision of the mass. Lipomas are common benign soft tissue masses and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a thigh mass. Magnetic resonance imaging with contrast depicts the lipomatous mass as having a characteristic high-intensity fat signal without enhancement. It is important for clinicians to have an increased awareness in recognizing the clinical and imaging manifestations of a soft tissue lipoma to optimize an initial diagnosis and treatment. Copyright © 2010 National University of Health Sciences. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Lipomas of the Brachial Plexus: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. (United States)

    Graf, Alexander; Yang, Kai; King, David; Dzwierzynski, William; Sanger, James; Hettinger, Patrick


    Lipomas are common benign tumors. When they develop in proximity to peripheral nerves, they can cause neurologic symptoms secondary to mass effect. Previous reports have shown symptom resolution after removal of lipomas compressing various upper extremity peripheral nerves. However, brachial plexus lipomas are relatively rare. Our multidisciplinary experience with brachial plexus lipoma resection is reviewed in the largest case series to date. A retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing resection of brachial plexus lipomatous tumors between 2006 and 2016 was performed. Patient demographic data, diagnostic imaging, clinical presentation, operative details, surgical pathology, and clinical outcomes were reviewed. Twelve brachial plexus lipomatous tumors were resected in 11 patients: 10 lipomas, 1 hibernoma, and 1 atypical lipomatous tumor. The most common tumor location was supraclavicular (50%), followed by axillary (42%), and proximal medial arm (8%). The most common brachial plexus segment involved was the upper trunk (50%), followed by posterior cord (25%), lateral pectoral nerve (8%), lower trunk (8%), and proximal median nerve (8%). Most patients presented with an enlarging painless mass (58%). Of the patients who presented with neurologic symptoms, symptoms resolved in the majority (80%). Brachial plexus lipomas are rare causes of compression neuropathy in the upper extremity. Careful resection and knowledge of brachial plexus anatomy, which may be distorted by the tumor, are critical to achieving a successful surgical outcome with predictable symptom resolution. Finally, surveillance magnetic resonance imaging may be warranted for atypical lesions.

  19. Lumbar hernia misdiagnosed as a subcutaneous lipoma: a case report

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    Amelio Gianfranco


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Lumbar hernia is a rare abdominal wall defect and clinical suspicion is necessary for diagnosis. Case presentation We report the case of a 40-year-old Caucasian woman with a superior lumbar hernia (Grynfeltt hernia initially misdiagnosed as a recurrent lipoma. The correct diagnosis was made intra-operatively and the hernia was repaired using synthetic mesh. The patient was free of recurrence at 4 months after the operation. Conclusion A lumbar or flank mass should always raise suspicion of a lumbar hernia. Ultrasound and computed tomography may confirm the diagnosis. Adequate surgical treatment should be planned on the basis of etiology and hernia size. Both open and laparoscopic techniques can be used with good results.

  20. Non-febrile Seizure Associated with Pericallosal Lipoma

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    Mehmet Davutoglu


    A 6-year-old girl with an unexplained headache was admitted to the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic with complaints of non-febrile seizure. Her seizure was a complex-partial type. Biochemical tests for seizure etiology did not reveal any specific cause. Electroencephalography (EEG revealed typical epileptic activity. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI gave images of a mass approximately 1 cm in diameter in the vicinity of corpus callosum splenium. Her seizures were kept under control with carbamazepine (400 mg/day and indicators of neuromotor development were found to be normal throughout 24-month period of follow up. Even though it is a rare condition, pericallosal lipoma should also be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of non-febrile seizures in children.

  1. Presentación de caso de un Lipoma Calcificado

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    Pedro Rafael Casado Méndez


    Full Text Available El adipoma o lipoma es el tumor de partes blandas más frecuente en la población, pero sus complicaciones resultan ser de tal rareza que apenas el dos porciento de ellos las sufre. Se presentó el caso de un paciente masculino, de 53 años de edad, con antecedentes de una masa tumoral en la región mamilar derecha de más o menos seis años de evolución, que se mostró asintomático, pero que le preocupaba el tumor que le ha estado creciendo. Se le realizó examen físico completo y radiografía de tórax en dos vistas, resultando sugestivo de proceso tumoral de carácter neoplásico. El caso fue  remitido a la consulta de cirugía general, donde se le practicó Tomografía Axial Computarizada, no conclusiva, pero que sugirió proceso oncoproliferativo del tipo rabdomiosarcoma. El paciente fue intervenido quirúrgicamente mediante incisión losángica y se logró la exéresis total del tumor, que se envió para estudio anatomopatológico. Se envió pieza quirúrgica que, al ser seccionada a la mitad, se mostró de color blanco-nácar y consistencia dura y firme. El estudio reveló un lipoma calcificado. El pacientes fue dado de alta con reconsulta al mes, donde se le dio alta definitiva.

  2. Parosteal lipoma - a case report: conventional radiology, CT and MRI; Lipoma parosteal - relato de um caso: radiologia convencional, tomografia computadorizada e ressonancia magnetica

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    Albuquerque, Silvio Cavalcanti [Pernambuco Univ., Recife, PE (Brazil). Hospital das Clinicas]|[Instituto Materno Infantil de Pernambuco, Recife, PE (Brazil); Nascimento, Edilene Cristina do; Silva, Ivone Martins da [Pernambuco Univ., Recife PE (Brazil). Hospital das Clinicas. Servico de Radiologia


    The authors report a case parosteal lipoma, a rare benign tumor, associated with exostosis, in proximal radius. The diagnosis aspects in conventional radiology, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging are presented, as well as a review of the medical literature about the case. (author). 7 refs., 3 figs.

  3. Mielopatia compressiva por lipoma de células fusiformes infiltrativo em cão Compressive myelopathy by infiltrative spindle cell lipoma in a dog

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    Rosmarini Passos dos Santos


    Full Text Available Relata-se um caso de lipoma de células fusiformes infiltrativo diagnosticado em cadela com sinais neurológicos de ataxia proprioceptiva, reação postural ausente no membro pélvico direito, paraparesia fracamente ambulatória e dor à palpação sobre as vértebras torácicas craniais. A mielografia demonstrou compressão extradural do lado direito sobre a quinta vértebra torácica. À necropsia foi observado neoplasma que invadia o canal vertebral na quarta e quinta vértebras torácicas com compressão acentuada da medula espinhal. Microscopicamente, foram observados adipócitos neoplásicos bem diferenciados, com áreas de células fusiformes, diagnosticado como lipoma de células fusiformes infiltrativo. A avaliação por imuno-histoquímica, com anticorpo anti-CD34, revelou positividade principalmente nas áreas fusiformes do lipoma.A female dog was referred presenting neurological signs of proprioceptive ataxy, proprioceptive deficit in the right pelvic limb, mild ambulatory paresis and spinal pain during the palpation in thoracic vertebrae. It was observed a right extradural compression of spinal cord over fourth and fifth thoracic vertebrae by spinal myelography. During necropsy evaluation, it was observed a neoplasm which infiltrated in the spinal canal in the fourth and fifth thoracic vertebrae with marked compression of the spinal cord. Microscopically there were well differentiated neoplasic adipocytes, with areas of spindle cells, diagnosed as infiltrative spindle cell lipoma. The immunohistochemical staining revealed positive CD34 cells mainly in the areas of spindle cells lipoma.

  4. Lipoma arborescens arising in the extra-articular bursa of the knee joint (United States)

    Minami, Shinji; Miyake, Yusuke; Kinoshita, Hirofumi


    Lipoma arborescens arising in the extra-articular bursa of the knee joint is extremely rare. We describe an 11-year-old boy who complained of a gradual swelling mass of the lateral knee joint. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a high signal intensity tumor on T1- and T2-weighted images with a thickened septa and nodular lesion that showed low signal intensity. The radiologist suggested the possible differential diagnosis of well-differentiated liposarcoma. At operation, the tumor was found under the iliotibial tract and was not in contact with the knee joint. Histopathologically, this lesion was diagnosed as lipoma arborescens arising in the extra-articular bursa of the knee joint. On MRI, the appearance of lipoma arborescens arising in the extra-articular bursa of the knee joint differed from that of conventional intra-articular lipoma arborescens. In this report, we describe a case of extra-articular lipoma arborescens of the knee joint bursa and discuss the diagnosis and etiology. PMID:27382924

  5. Giant inframuscular lipoma disclosed 14 years after a blunt trauma: A case report

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    Nigri Giuseppe


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Lipoma is the most frequent benign tumor of the soft tissue. This lesion is often asymptomatic except in cases of enormous masses compressing nervous-vascular structures. Although the diagnosis is mostly clinical, imaging tools are useful to confirm the adipose nature of the lesion and to define its anatomic border. Sometimes, lipomas may be the result of a previous trauma, such as in this patient. Case presentation A 45-year-old man presented at our institution with a giant hard firm mass in the upper external quadrant of the right buttock disclosed after a weight loss diet. Subsequent magnetic resonance imaging showed a giant adipose mass developed beneath the large gluteal muscle and among the fibers of the medium and small gluteal muscles. When questioned on his medical history, the patient reported a blunt trauma of the lower back 14 years earlier. He underwent surgery and histological examination confirmed a giant lipoma. Conclusion Lipomas might result from a previous trauma. It is hypothesized that the trigger mechanism is activated by cytokine and growth factors released after the trauma. We herein present an exceptional case of a giant post-traumatic lipoma which caused a painful compression on the right sciatic nerve.

  6. Treatment for Intramuscular Lipoma Frequently Confused with Sarcoma: A 6-Year Restrospective Study and Literature Review

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    Hyun Ho Han


    Full Text Available Introduction. Intramuscular lipoma is a very rare form of lipoma, known to be categorized as an infiltrating lipoma due to its tendencies to infiltrate the muscle or the synovium. Contrary to other subcutaneous lipomas, even after surgical removal, the rate of local recurrence ranges at a high rate from 50∼80% and differential diagnosis with liposarcoma is very difficult. Patients and Methods. A retrospective chart review was conducted for a total of 27 patients. Before performing a surgery based on the types of mass, a radiologic imaging study was performed. An intraoperative frozen biopsy was performed on every patient and the results were compared. The progress was monitored every 3 to 6 months for recurrence or struggles with rehabilitation. Results. There were 13 male and 14 female patients with an average age of 54.6. The average tumor size was 8.2 cm (1.1 cm∼31.6 cm. Excision was performed using a wide excision. All 27 individuals were initially diagnosed as intramuscular lipoma; however, 1 of the patients was rediagnosed as liposarcoma in the final checkup. The patients had an average of 3 years and 1 month of follow-up and did not suffer recurrences. Conclusion. Thus, it is essential that a frozen biopsy is performed during the surgery in order to identify its malignancy. And a wide excision like malignant tumor operation is a principle of treatment.

  7. [Diaphragmatic lipoma needed to distinguish from Bochdalek hernia; report of a case]. (United States)

    Naomi, Akira; Oyamatsu, Yoshinori; Narita, Kunio; Nakayama, Masato; Maeda, Shouki


    A 69-year-old woman had been followed up for an abnormal shadow on the left diaphragm at a nearby hospital, which showed gradual increase in size and she was referred to our hospital for treatment. Chest computed tomography(CT) showed a dome-shaped and homogeneous mass with smooth surface on the left diaphragm. CT showed 50×60 mm hypodense mass and partly interrupted diaphragm. Magnetic resonance imaging( MRI) revealed fat signal intensity on both T1 and T2 weighted image and fat suppressed T1 image. Bochdalek hernia or diaphragm lipoma was suggested and surgery was done. Yellowish round tumor on the diaphragm was resected. The omentum was easily separated from the tumor. Histopathological finding revealed the lipoma cell invading into striated muscle of diaphragm, and the tumor was diagnosed as a mature lipoma originated from diaphragm.

  8. Diagnostic problems in fine needle aspiration cytology of fat necrosis within a subcutaneous lipoma

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    Kavishwar Vikas


    Full Text Available Fat necrosis in subcutaneous lipomas is very unusual and has been reported only occasionally. Literature regarding fine needle aspiration cytology of such a lesion is lacking although fat necrosis is well described in the breast. We came across a case of a large subcutaneous lipoma in the anterior abdominal wall with a well encapsulated area of fat necrosis. The aspiration smears showed an unusual picture which was misinterpreted as the fragments of the hydatid cyst wall. They were actually enlarged, nonnucleate, single adipocytes showing laminations, along with calcification and paucity of inflammation. Histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of fat necrosis within the lipoma. Such lesions can be mistaken on radiology for malignancy.

  9. Subdeltoid lipoma: a case with symptoms mimicking glenohumeral instability and subacromial impingement. (United States)

    Ui, Michimasa; Ogawa, Kiyohisa


    Lipoma is the most frequently occurring benign soft tissue tumor in the shoulder and the axillary region in middle-aged and older persons, yet few such lipoma cases have been associated with clinical symptoms. A 38-year-old right-handed man presented with an enlarged feeling and a painful back-and-forth popping in his left shoulder. Although moderate tenderness of the subacromial bursa and bicipital groove existed, an obvious impingement sign was absent. Also not evidenced were signs of neurological deficits, limited range of motion, or any physical findings suggestive of instability. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a homogenous tumor in the subdeltoid that was isointense relative to the subcutaneous fat and fluid collection in the hypertrophic subacromial bursa. As the tumor was considered from the clinical and imaging findings to be attributable to all clinical symptoms, it was resected en bloc with a satisfactory result. Histopathologically, the tumor showed typical features of a simple lipoma. To our knowledge, the present case is the first of a subdeltoid intermuscular lipoma of which mechanism developing symptoms was preoperatively surmised from imaging. The symptom-mimicking shoulder instability was assumed to be produced by the back-and-forth snapping of the lipoma beneath the deltoid muscle. The mechanism for developing the subacromial impingement-like symptom was surmised to derive from the middle deltoid fibers pressuring the lipoma to push up into the subacromial space. This case is presented to emphasize the careful reading of imaging in considering the pathomechanism of the attributing symptoms. Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.

  10. Complications arising from a misdiagnosed giant lipoma of the hand and palm: a case report

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    Pagonis Thomas


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Lipomas are benign tumors which may appear in almost any human organ. Their diagnosis rate in the hand region is not known. Case Presentation We present the case of a 63-year-old Greek Caucasian woman with a giant lipoma of the hand and palm which was not initially diagnosed. After repeated surgical decompression of the carpal tunnel the patient was referred with persisting symptoms of median and ulnar nerve compression and a prominent mass of her left palm and thenar eminence. Clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging, nerve conduction study and biopsy, revealed a giant lipoma in the deep palmar space (8.0 × 4.0 × 3.75 cm, which was also infiltrating the carpal tunnel. She had already undergone two operations for carpal tunnel syndrome with no relief of her symptoms and she also ended up with a severed flexor pollicis longus tendon. Definitive treatment was performed by marginal resection of the lipoma and restoration of the flexor pollicis longus with an intercalated graft harvested from the palmaris longus. Thirty months after surgery the patient had a fully functional hand without any neurological deficit. Conclusion Not all lipomas of the wrist and hand are diagnosed. Our report tries to emphasize the hidden danger of lipomas in cases with carpal tunnel symptoms. The need for a high index of suspicion in conjunction with good clinical evaluation and the use of appropriate investigative studies is mandatory in order to avoid unnecessary operations and complications. Marginal excision of these tumors is restorative.

  11. Lipoma arborescens: caso raro de ruptura do manguito rotador associado à presença de lipoma arborescens na bursa subacromial-subdeltoidea e glenoumeral Lipoma arborescens: rare case of rotator cuff tear associated with the presence of lipoma arborescens in the subacromial-subdeltoid and glenohumeral bursa

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    Eduardo Benegas


    Full Text Available Lipoma arborescens é uma condição rara de moléstia intra-articular, usualmente monoarticular, caracterizada por extensa proliferação dos vilos sinoviais e hiperplasia da gordura subsinovial. O tecido sinovial é progressivamente substituído por células maduras de gordura na membrana sinovial. O presente trabalho é o relato de caso de uma condição rara de lipoma arborescens tanto intra-articular (glenoumeral como da bursa subacromial-subdeltoide além de ruptura do tendão do supraespinhoso. As apresentações clínicas, histológicas e radiográficas assim como o tratamento são discutidos no presente estudo. A apresentação do caso contempla também a avaliação radiográfica, ressonância magnética e exame patológico. Apesar do lipoma arborescens ser uma condição rara, tal hipótese deve ser considerada frente a um caso com hiperproliferação sinovial e lipossubstituição da sinovial.Lipoma arborescens is a rare intra-articular disease that is usually monoarticular and is characterized by extensive proliferation of the synovial villi and hyperplasia of the subsynovial fat. The synovial tissue is progressively replaced by mature fat cells in the synovial membrane. The present study reports a case of a rare condition of lipoma arborescens that was simultaneously intra-articular (glenohumeral joint and in the subacromial-subdeltoid bursa, in association with a torn supraspinatus tendon. The clinical, histological and radiographic presentations and treatment are discussed here. The description of this case includes radiographic and magnetic resonance evaluations and pathological examination. Although lipoma arborescens is a rare condition, it should be taken into consideration in cases presenting synovial hyperproliferation and synovial fat replacement.

  12. Colonic intussusception in descending colon: An unusual presentation of colon lipoma. (United States)

    Bagherzadeh Saba, Reza; Sadeghi, Amir; Rad, Neda; Safari, Mohammad Taghi; Barzegar, Farnoush


    Lipomas of the colon are relatively rare benign soft tissue tumors derived from mature adipocytes of mesenchymatic origin. During colonoscopy, surgery or autopsy they are generally discovered incidentally. Most cases are asymptomatic, with a small tumor size, and do not need any special treatment. However, in the cases with larger in size of tumor some symptoms such as anemia, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding, or intussusception may be presented. We reported a 47-year-old woman with colonic intussusception in the descending colon caused by colonic lipoma and diagnosed after surgical exploration for obstructive colonic mass.

  13. Lipoma arborescens associated with osseous/chondroid differentiation in subdeltoid bursa. (United States)

    Kim, Ryuh Sup; Kim, Young Tae; Choi, Jong Min; Shin, Sang Hyun; Kim, Yeo Ju; Kim, Lucia


    Lipoma arborescens (LA) is a rare benign lesion of unknown etiology. It is characterized histologically by villous proliferation of the synovial membrane and diffuse replacement of the subsynovial tissue by mature fat cells. This condition affects the knee joint most commonly. Cases involving other locations including glenohumeral joint,[1] hip,[2] elbow,[3] hand[4] and ankle[5] have been rarely described. Involvement of the subdeltoid bursa has also been reported, but to date no case has described LA with osseous/chondroid differentiation of this bursa. Another significant finding in our case was the coexistence of LA with intermuscular lipoma, SLAP lesion and labral cyst.

  14. [Development of lipoma following a single cupping massage - a case report]. (United States)

    Schumann, Stefan; Lauche, Romy; Hohmann, Claudia; Zirbes, Thomas; Dobos, Gustav; Saha, Felix Joyonto


    The cupping massage is a form of bloodless cupping. This type of cupping is particularly used to treat muscular tension and musculoskeletal pain, such as chronic neck pain; however the data records on mechanisms and potential side effects are not satisfactory. In a study on the effectiveness of cupping massage in patients with chronic neck pain, one patient showed a formation of a lipoma in the cupping area after the first treatment session. Because of the short time interval between therapy and development of the lipoma, a primary cause is not realistic. This adverse event has not been described in the literature before, and the present report describes the case in summary.

  15. Endoscopic resection of large colonic lipomas assisted by a prototype single-use endoloop device

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    Ahmad Khosravi Khorashad


    Full Text Available Colonic lipomas are benign adipose tumors that do not usually cause symptoms. Giant colonic lipoma (GCL is an uncommon finding at endoscopy which may lead to iron deficiency anemia (IDA with or without macroscopic ulceration. The choice of therapeutic procedure to treat symptomatic GCLs has been controversial. A case of GCL presented with occult bleeding and IDA is reported in this article. IDA resolved following the successful removal of the GCL by a combination of endoloop ligation and snare cautery technique.

  16. Radiculopathy in the setting of lumbar nerve root compression due to an extradural intraforaminal lipoma: a report of 3 cases. (United States)

    Loriaux, Daniel B; Adogwa, Owoicho; Gottfried, Oren N


    A true adult spinal lipoma is an exceedingly rare cause of lumbar compression neuropathy. Only 5 cases of true extradural intraforaminal lipomas have been documented in the medical literature. The diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines for this specific lipoma have yet to be established. This report features 3 histologically confirmed cases of extradural intraforaminal spinal lipomas that recently presented to the authors' practice. In addition, the literature was surveyed to include the 5 previously reported cases of true adult extradural intraforaminal spinal lipomas. The consistency in presentation, response to surgical intervention, and postoperative recovery in these 8 cases supports surgical intervention at the time of diagnosis. The authors' findings support elevated clinical suspicion, efficient diagnosis based on MRI, and early surgical intervention for this rare pathological entity. All cases presented in this report were symptomatic and occurred in the absence of other significant pathologies such as general spinal epidural lipomatosis, intradural lesions, tethering, or severe degenerative stenosis or herniated discs. The clinical, neuroradiological, and histological findings characteristic of a true adult extradural intraforaminal lipoma are emphasized to differentiate this lesion from the more common etiologies for lumbar compression neuropathy. Heightened awareness and clinical suspicion for the focal, foraminal spinal lipoma as a cause of radiculopathy symptoms will enable more efficient diagnosis and treatment.

  17. The value of fat-suppressed T2 or STIR sequences in distinguishing lipoma from well-differentiated liposarcoma

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    Galant, J. [Servicio de Radiodiagnostico, Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante, Ctra. Nacional 332 Alicante-Valencia s/n, 03550 San Juan de Alicante (Spain); Resonancia Magnetica del Sureste, Murcia (Spain); Marti-Bonmati, L. [Department of Radiology, Hospital Universitario Dr. Peset, Valencia (Spain); Saez, F. [Department of Radiology, Hospital Cruces de Baracaldo, Vizcaya (Spain); Soler, R. [Department of Radiology, Hospital Juan Canalejo, A Coruna (Spain); Alcala-Santaella, R. [Department of Traumatology, Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante, Ctra. Nacional 332 Alicante-Valencia s/n, 03550 San Juan de Alicante (Spain); Navarro, M. [Servicio de Radiodiagnostico, Hospital Universitario San Juan de Alicante, Ctra. Nacional 332 Alicante-Valencia s/n, 03550 San Juan de Alicante (Spain)


    The objective of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of fat-suppressed T2-weighted (FS-T2) images or short tau inversion recovery (STIR) imaging in distinguishing lipoma from lipoma-like subtype of well-differentiated liposarcoma. Spin-echo T1-weighted and STIR or fat-suppression T2-weighted sequences were performed in 60 lipomas and 32 lipoma-like well-differentiated liposarcomas, histologically proven, looking for thick septa or nodules in T1-weighted images and linear, nodular, or amorphous hyperintensities on FS-T2/STIR sequences. Fourteen lipomas (23.3%) showed thick septa and/or nodules on T1, whereas on FS-T2 or STIR sequences only seven (11.7%) displayed hyperintense nodules and/or septa. All well-differentiated liposarcomas contained these signs on FS-T2 or STIR sequences. The presence of hyperintense septa or nodules in a predominantly lipomatous tumor on FS-T2/STIR sequences helps to differentiate malignant tumors from lipomas. Employing the presence of hyperintense nodules and/or septa as criteria of malignancy specificity was 76.6% and sensitivity 100%. Overdiagnoses of well-differentiated liposarcoma can occur due to the presence of non-lipomatous areas within lipomas. (orig.)

  18. A ‘giant’ intraluminal lipoma presenting with intussusception in an adult: a case report

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    Ongom Peter A


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Intussusception is an uncommon cause of intestinal obstruction in adults. It usually presents with typical features of intestinal obstruction, and is associated with the presence of a ‘lead point’ for the invaginated portion. This ‘lead point’ is rarely an intraluminal, submucosal lipoma. Case presentation We describe the case of a 64-year-old African-Ugandan woman of Bantu ethnicity who presented with features of intestinal obstruction secondary to intussusception. She was treated operatively. A left colocolonic invagination was found with the interssusceptum having a giant polyp. A left hemicolectomy was performed. A histopathological examination revealed a polypoid, submucosal lipoma. Conclusions In resource-rich countries, most cases of colonic intraluminal polyps are detected through colonoscopy during routine medical check-ups. With limited resources in our region, many tumors present as intestinal obstructions secondary to intussusception. Even then, most are associated with adenomas and malignancies. Rarely are polypoid, submucosal lipomas found. In our patient’s case a polyp of 9.5cm at its widest dimension is of particular interest. A lesson to learn is that the differential diagnosis for intussusceptions in resource-poor countries should be broadened to include submucosal lipomas.

  19. Lumbosacral lipoma investigated by conventional radiography, ultrasound and direct coronal mode CT-scanning. (United States)

    Hageman, G; Veiga-Pires, J A; de Graaff, R; vd Beek, R; Probst, F; Ramos, L


    The authors describe a case of lipoma of the lumbosacral region, associated with meningocele in an infant and advocate the utilization of CT scanning in direct coronal mode (DCM) and ultrasound (US) as means of diagnosis of the extension and geography of the lesion and differential diagnosis. The surgical management is also indicated.

  20. Intra-articular lipoma with osteochondroid metaplasia in the knee joint

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    Lee, F.Y.I. [Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY (United States); Orthopaedic Oncology Unit and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Keel, S.B. [Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Gebhardt, M.C. [Orthopaedic Oncology Unit and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (United States); Rosenthal, D.I. [Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)


    We describe a case of lipoma with osteochondroid metaplasia in the knee joint. Although the location of the lesion and radiographic findings were unusual, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were useful in characterizing adipose, cartilaginous and osseous tissue components within the lesion. (orig.)

  1. Lipoma arborescens of the knee: a rare tumour in a black woman. A ...

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    It weighed 520g and histology showed clusters of adipocytes with abundant pale cytoplasm as well as clusters of collagen fibres with elongated nuclei and bipolar cytoplasmic processes consistent with lipoma arborescens (LA). There is no recurrence at three years of regular follow-up. On the sheer size of this rare lesion, ...

  2. Frontonasal Dysplasia with Lipoma of the Corpus Callosum in a 6 ...

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    Lipoma of the corpus callosum is a rare slow growing benign lesion that rarely gives any symptoms, Hence, the diagnosis is most often incidental during radiological work up on imaging modalities such as. computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). It hardly requires surgery. However rarely ...

  3. The importance of early diagnosis of large lipomas in the maxillofacial region

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    Matheus Furtado de Carvalho


    Full Text Available El lipoma es un tumor benigno compuesto por la proliferación de células adiposas maduras entremezcladas con el tejido conectivo fibroso, los vasos sanguíneos y/o músculos, delimitado por una fina cápsula. Aunque representa un neoplasma del mesénquima muy común del cuerpo humano, tiene raras ocurrencias en la cavidad bucal. Presenta variables clínicas e histopatológicas que no alteran su pronóstico. La patogénesis sigue siendo incierta aunque algunos autores consideran que los trastornos hereditarios y endocrinos son causas posibles. Ocurre con una mayor prevalencia en las personas obesas, aunque su metabolismo es totalmente independiente del metabolismo normal de los lípidos corporales. El diagnóstico clínico del lipoma bucal está relacionado con una masa nodular, blanda, asintomática, de superficie plana, sin ulceración y de crecimiento limitado. El continuo crecimiento de la lesión pudiera crear dificultad al masticar, al hablar, en la adaptación dental y cambio en la estética facial del paciente requiriendo la escisión de la lesión. Presentar una revisión de la literatura y de los casos clínicos de un estudio retrospectivo de 61 casos de lipomas diagnosticados en el servicio de patología entre 1978 y 2009 entre los 10 573 informes hechos durante ese mismo período. Se enfatizan los casos especiales de lipomas grandes de la región maxilofacial y la importancia del diagnóstico temprano de estas lesiones. Un cirujano dental debe ser capaz de diagnosticar los lipomas en una etapa temprana en el área maxilofacial para evitar un crecimiento masivo de estas lesiones.

  4. Surgical technique of the transoral approach to remove a lipoma of the buccal fat pad. (United States)

    Brucoli, Matteo; Arcuri, Francesco; Borello, Giovanni; Benech, Arnaldo


    In 1727, Heister (Compendium anatomicum. Altdorf, Guill, Koleshii: editio tertia 1727: 134, table VIII and figs. 36-37) described the buccal fat pad (BFP) as an independent anatomic structure of the face; in 1801, Bichat (Anatomie generale appliquee a la physiologie et a la medecine. Paris, France: Brosson, Gabon et Cie Libraires, 1801:60) reported his fatty histologic finding. According to the literature, several pathologic tumorous conditions can arise from BFP, such as lipoma, lipoblastomatosis, liposarcoma, hemangioma, arteriovenous malformation, and nodular fasciitis; all of which are rare. After a revision of the English literature performed through PubMed between 1948 and 2008, we found 10 cases of lipomas arising from the BFP (7 cases are simple subtype, 2 are spindle cell lipoma, and 1 is fibrolipoma). The aims of this study were to introduce our clinical report of this rare pathologic entity, describe the surgical technique of the transoral approach, and discuss the potential pitfalls regarding the preoperative diagnosis and the close interrelation among the BFP, the facial buccal branches (FBBs), and the parotid duct (PD). A 43-year-old man was referred to the Maxillofacial Unit of the Novara Major Hospital with a 6-month history of a painless swelling in the right cheek. Clinical examination revealed a clearly visible, tender, slightly fluctuant mass, situated anterior to the masseter muscle and extended to the submandibular region. The patient underwent an ultrasound, a computed tomography, and a magnetic resonance imaging. Under general anesthesia with nasotracheal intubation, the patient underwent intraoral resection of BFP lipoma. The 2 major areas of discussion are the potential pitfall regarding the preoperative diagnosis and the close anatomic interrelation among the BFP, the FBB, and the PD. First, the spindle cell lipoma, one of the most common BFP lipoma variant, can be histologically and clinically similar to a well-differentiated liposarcoma

  5. Intraosseous Lipoma of the Maxilla in a Patient with Henoch-Schönlein Purpura: A Case Report and Literature Review

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    Soysal Baş


    Full Text Available Intraosseous lipomas are rare benign tumors of the bone that are mostly seen in the metaphysis of long bones and the calcaneus. Intraosseous lipomas are generally asymptomatic, and surgically removed when they are symptomatic or cause cosmetic concerns. Intraosseous lipomas of the maxillary bone have rarely been reported. In this report, we present a case of maxillary intraosseous lipoma in an 11-year-old girl with Henoch-Schönlein purpura-a rare case reported for the first time in the literature.

  6. Lipoma del cuerpo calloso con crisis convulsiva que ocasiona broncoaspiración alimentaria mortal Lipoma of the corpus callosum with seizure which causes fatal alimentary aspiration


    J. Lucena; E. Barrero; M. Salguero; A. Rico; M. Blanco; R. Marín; F. Heredia; F.F. Cruz-Sánchez


    Los lipomas del cuerpo calloso representan hasta el 5% de las malformaciones, tumorales o no, del cuerpo calloso. Actualmente son considerados malformaciones congénitas en lugar de verdaderas neoplasias. La mayoría son sintomáticos, pero algunos se asocian a síntomas neurológicos inespecíficos como retraso psicomotor, cefalea, epilepsia y parálisis cerebral. Se expone el caso de un varón de 42 años que fallece por broncoaspiración alimentaria secundaria a crisis convulsiva. El estudio neuropa...

  7. Lipoma de la mano, clínica y quirúrgicamente un tumor menospreciado Hand lipoma, surgical and clinically an understimated tumor

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    C. Morales


    Full Text Available Los lipomas suponen el 16 % de los tumores de tejidos blandos que se originan en la mano. Tienen una presentación clínica particular debido a la complejidad anatomofuncional de la zona. Analizamos 14 pacientes con diagnóstico clínico de lipoma en mano, 64.3 % de ellos de sexo femenino, con edad promedio de 44.1 años. La localización fue: en la vaina flexora digital 33.3 %, medio palmar (musculatura tenar principalmente 40 %, muñeca dorsal (incluido interóseo 20 % y antebraquial 6.7 %. La disminución de la función de la mano y/o de la muñeca fue la principal sintomatología de los pacientes (66.7 %. Las alteraciones funcionales producidas incluyeron: dedo en gatillo, alteraciones de la flexión y de la pinza, seguidos de dolor en 26.7 % y alteraciones de la sensibilidad en 26.7 %. Síndrome de túnel del carpo en 20 %. En 26.7 % la queja fue cosmética. La escisión resolvió la sintomatología en todos los casos. El seguimiento promedio fue de 15.8 meses, sin ningún caso de recurrencia y solamente se presentó una complicación menor. El estudio por imagen solo fue necesario en 1 caso de esta serie; la certeza mediante diagnóstico clínico fue del 93 %.Lipomas account for the 16 % of all the soft tissue hand tumors. Their clinical presentation is particular, due to the anatomical and functional complexity of the hand. We analyze 14 patients with the clinical diagnosis of hand lipoma, 64.3 % female, with medium age 44.1 years old. The localization was: digital flexor sheath 33.3 %, midpalmar (thenar muscles mainly 40 %, dorsal wrist (including interosseus muscle 20 % and antebrachial 6.7 %. The decrease in hand or wrist function was the main symptom (66.7 %. The functional impairments include: trigger finger, flexion and grip impairment, followed by pain, sensitivity alterations and cosmesis in 26.7 %. The carpal tunnel syndrome presented in 20 %. The surgical excision solved the symptoms in all cases. The mean follow-up was 15

  8. Intracranial lipomas (lipomatous hamartomas): Clinical and computerized tomographic findings in 9 cases

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    Riffel, B.; Thron, A.


    By computed tomography intracranial lipomas can be detected in nearly 0.1% of the cases, including very small lesions. The tumorlike malformation should be classified as a hamartoma, e.g. as a maldifferentiation of primarily non-neoplastic tissue. The preferential location is the midline region; a pathogenetic relation to dysraphic disorders is possible. 7 of the 9 cases presented have a lipomatous hamartoma of the corpus callosum or show involvement of this region; in 5 cases additional lipomatous nodules of the ventricular chorioid plexus could be demonstrated uni- or bilaterally. In agreement with the literature, epilepsy and mental disturbances are frequent also in our cases of lipoma of the corpus callosum. A callosal disconnection syndrome could not be demonstrated in the two patients thoroughly examined. Clinical and CT-findings are discussed with regard to pathogenesis and pathological significance of this complex malformation.

  9. Single-incision video-assisted anatomical segmentectomy with handsewn bronchial closure for endobronchial lipoma. (United States)

    Galvez, Carlos; Sesma, Julio; Bolufer, Sergio; Lirio, Francisco; Navarro-Martinez, Jose; Galiana, Maria; Baschwitz, Benno; Rivera, Maria Jesus


    Endobronchial lipomas are rare benign tumors whose symptoms are usually confused with recurrent infections or even asthma diagnosis, and mostly caused by endobronquial obstructive component which also conditions severity. We report a case of a 60-year-old man with a right-lower lobe upper-segment endobronchial myxoid tumor with uncertain diagnosis. We performed a single incision video-assisted anatomical segmentectomy and wedge bronchoplasty with handsewn closure to achieve complete resection and definitive diagnosis. During the postoperative air leak was not observed and there was no complication, with low pain scores and complete recovery. Final pathological exam showed endobronchial lipoma. Single-incision (SI) anatomical segmentectomies are lung-sparing resections for benign or low-grade malignancies with diagnostic and therapeutic value, and the need for a wedge bronchoplasty is not a necessary indication for conversion to multiport or open thoracotomy.

  10. Lipoma Arborescens: Review of an Uncommon Cause for Swelling of the Knee

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    M. De Vleeschhouwer


    Full Text Available Lipoma arborescens is a rare cause of chronic monoarticular arthritis, with only a few cases reported in the literature. It is most commonly seen in the knee, but cases in other joints such as the wrist, shoulder, and elbow have also been described. It is a benign condition, in which the subsynovial tissue is replaced diffusely by mature fat cells. We describe a case involving the knee and discuss the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  11. Multifocal Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumour with Intradural Spinal Cord Lipomas: Report of a Case

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    Richard D. White


    Full Text Available We report a case of temporal lobe epilepsy and incomplete Brown-Sequard syndrome of the thoracic cord. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance (MR imaging showed multiple supratentorial masses with the classical radiological appearances of multifocal dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNET. Spinal MR imaging revealed intradural lipomas, not previously reported in association with multifocal DNET. Presentation and imaging findings are discussed along with classification and natural history of the tumour.

  12. The Use of Radiation Therapy in the Management of Selected Patients with Atypical Lipomas

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    Josephine Kang


    Full Text Available Background and Objectives. Atypical lipomas are uncommon, slow-growing benign tumors. While surgery has been the primary treatment modality, we have managed some patients with radiation (RT as a component of the treatment and have reported their outcomes in this study. Methods. A retrospective review of all cases of extremity and trunk atypical lipomas in The Sarcoma Database at the study institution was conducted. Results. Thirteen patients were identified. All patients underwent surgical resection at initial presentation and received pre- or postoperative radiation for subtotal resection (n=2, local recurrence (n=8, or progressive disease (n=3. The median total radiation dose was 50 Gy. Median followup was 65.1 months. All patients treated with RT remained free of disease at the last followup. No grade 3 or higher late toxicity from radiation was observed. No cases of tumor dedifferentiation occurred. Conclusion. For recurrent or residual atypical lipomas, a combination of reexcision and RT can provide long-term local control with acceptable morbidity. For recurrent tumors, pre-op RT of 50 Gy appears to be an effective and well-tolerated management approach.

  13. Intestinal Obstruction Caused by Ileocolic and Colocolic Intussusception in an Adult Patient with Cecal Lipoma

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    Tiziana Casiraghi


    Full Text Available Introduction. Intussusception is a rare clinical entity in adults (<1% of intestinal obstructions. Colonic intussusception is even rarer, particularly when caused by lipomas. Case Presentation. A 47-year-old woman presented to our emergency department complaining of abdominal pain with vomiting and diarrhoea. X-ray and CT showed bowel obstruction due to ileocolonic and colocolonic intussusception; a giant colonic lipoma (9 × 4 × 4 cm was recognizable immediately distally to the splenic flexure of the colon. The patient underwent emergency laparotomy and right hemicolectomy. Assessment of the resected specimen confirmed the diagnosis of giant colonic polypoid lesion near to the ileocecal valve, causing a 12 cm long intussusception with moderate ischemic damage. Conclusion. Colonic obstruction due to intussusception caused by lipomas is a very rare condition that needs urgent treatment. CT is the radiologic modality of choice for diagnosis (sensitivity 80%, specificity near 100%; since the majority of colonic intussusceptions are caused by primary adenocarcinoma, if the etiology is uncertain, the lesion must be interpreted as malignant and extensive resection is recommended. At present, surgery is the treatment of choice and determines an excellent outcome.

  14. New understanding of dorsal dysraphism with lipoma (lipomyeloschisis): radiologic evaluation and surgical correction

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    Naidich, T.P. (Northwestern Univ., Chicago, IL); McLone, D.G.; Mutluer, S.


    The spinal anomaly designated dorsal dysraphism with lipoma (lipomyeloschisis) consists of skin-covered, focal spina bifida; focal partial clefting of the dorsal half of the spinal cord; continuity of the dorsal cleft with the central canal of the cord above (and occasionally below) the cleft; deficiency of the dura underlying the spina bifida; deep extension of subcutaneous lipoma through the spina bifida and the dural deficiency to insert directly into the cleft on the dorsal half of the cord; variable cephalic extension of lipoma into the contiguous central canal of the cord; and variable ballooning of the subarachnoid space to form an associated meningocele. The variable individual expressions of the anomaly are best understood by reference to their archetypal concept. Careful analysis of radiographic and surgical findings in human lipomyeloschisis and correlation with an animal model of lipomyeloschisis indicate that plain spine radiographs and high-resolution metrizamide computed tomographic myelography successfully delineate the precise anatomic derangements associated with lipomyeloschisis and provide the proper basis for planning surgical therapy of this condition.

  15. Superior and anterior inferior cerebellar arteries and their relationship with cerebello-pontine angle cranial nerves revisited in the light of cranial cephalometric indexes: a cadaveric study. (United States)

    Habibi, Zohreh; Meybodi, Ali Tayebi; Maleki, Farid; Tabatabai, Seyed


    The aim was to clarify the anatomical features of the superior and anterior inferior cerebellar arteries in relation to the trigeminal nerve and acoustic-facial complex and to the bony structures of the skull in a sample of male Iranian cadavers. Bilateral dissections, calvariectomy, and brain evacuation were performed on 31 adult human fresh brains and skull bases to assess the neurovascular associations, and skull base morphometry. Equations were defined to estimate posterior fossa volume and the relationships between bony and neurovascular elements. Eight SCAs were duplicated from origin. There were 9 cases of SCA-trigeminal contacts, which were at the root entry zone in 7. Mean distance from the origin of AICA to the vertebrobasilar junction was 11.80 mm, while 79% of AICAs originated from the lower half of the BA. This was significantly associated with "posterior fossa funneling" and "basilar narrowing" indexes. In most cases AICA crossed the acoustic-facial complex and coursed between neural bundles (48.3%). The AICA reached or entered the internal acoustic canal in 22.6% of cases and was medial to porous in 77.4%. We documented anatomical variations of the superior and anterior inferior cerebellar arteries along with some cephalometric equations with relevant neurovascular anatomy in Iranian cadavers.

  16. Level Specific CE-Chirp® BAEP's: A new faster technique in neuromonitoring cochlear nerve during cerebello-pontine angle tumor surgery

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    Ettore Di Scipio, MD


    Conclusions: We herein confirm that LS CE-Chirp® BAEP's provide a fast feedback to surgeons regarding acoustic pathways function, helping them during skull base tumor removal in the attempt to hearing preservation when it is socially useful in the preoperative evaluation.


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    Gloria Cárcamo-Portillo


    Full Text Available Los lipomas intracraneales son lesiones infrecuentes y benignas que representan el 0,03 al 0,08% de todas las masas intracraneales. Estos se encuentran relacionados a un defecto de la línea media debido a un mal cierre del tubo neural; lo que conlleva a una mala diferenciación y una persistencia anormal de la meninge primitiva con posterior diferenciación al tejido adiposo. La mitad de los casos permanecen asintomáticos y son diagnosticados como un hallazgo incidental en los estudios imagenológicos. Sin embargo, otros casos se asocian a sintomatología neurológica como retraso psicomotor, cefalea, epilepsia y parálisis cerebral. Se presenta el caso de una paciente de 46 años de edad, con antecedentes de hipertensión arterial y diabetes mellitus tipo 2; que cursa con sintomatología de Evento Cerebrovascular Isquémico por lo que le realizan –una Tomografía Computarizada (TC y una Resonancia Magnética (RM. En el reporte se describen múltiples infartos a nivel del hemisferio cerebral izquierdo mientras que al nivel de la línea media se observó una imagen compatible con lipoma cerebral que afectaba el rostro, la rodilla y la porción anterior del cuerpo calloso. La identificación de este hallazgo fue incidental. Palabras claves: Lipoma Cerebral; Cuerpo Calloso; Resonancia Magnética; Accidente Cerebrovascular. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.

  18. Bilateral Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome Due To Bilateral Lipoma: A Case Report

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    C. Eren CANSÜ, İstemi YÜCEL, Kutay ÖZTURAN


    Full Text Available Tarsal tunnel syndrome is an entrapment neuropathy of posterior tibial nerve under the flexorretinaculum. Patients generally present with paresthesias on the plantar side of foot and fingersand in the distal kruris.The causes of tarsal tunnel syndrome are space occupying lesions within or around the tunnelwhich exert pressure to the nerve, ankle deformities, systemic illnesses, trauma or lesions ofthe nerve itself.In this study a case of tarsal tunnel syndrome due to bilateral lipoma which was treated surgicallyis presented.

  19. [Lipoma as the cause of intussusception of the rectum in a 46-year-old woman]. (United States)

    Sørensen, Jeanette; Nygaard, Helene


    We present a case with a 46-year-old woman who had experienced six days of abdominal pain and some days of anal bleeding. She had no prior medical history. At the clinical examination it was found that she had a soft abdomen, but there was tenderness in the lower part. A computed tomography showed an intussusception of the sigmoideum into the rectum. An oncological resection was performed, since it could not at the time of the operation be determined if it was a malignant proces. The histology showed a benign submucosal lipoma.

  20. The importance of early diagnosis of large lipomas in the maxillofacial region


    Matheus Furtado de Carvalho; Thiago Pinheiro Junqueira; Rafael Reis de Souza; Hermínia Marques Capistrano; Maria das Graças Afonso Miranda Chaves


    El lipoma es un tumor benigno compuesto por la proliferación de células adiposas maduras entremezcladas con el tejido conectivo fibroso, los vasos sanguíneos y/o músculos, delimitado por una fina cápsula. Aunque representa un neoplasma del mesénquima muy común del cuerpo humano, tiene raras ocurrencias en la cavidad bucal. Presenta variables clínicas e histopatológicas que no alteran su pronóstico. La patogénesis sigue siendo incierta aunque algunos autores consideran que los trastornos hered...

  1. Dysphagia Caused by Spindle Cell Lipoma of Hypopharynx: Presentation of Clinical Case and Literature Review

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    Alberto Peña-Valenzuela


    Full Text Available Spindle cell lipoma of the hypopharynx is an extremely rare entity. Here, we present the first case of this lesion originated in the cricopharyngeal region, with symptoms of chronic progressive dysphagia, which can be confused with other pathologies; endoscopic and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI evaluation are the methods of choice for its diagnostic approach. The best therapeutic approach is endoscopic resection with rapid recovery and few complications. Long-term followup is recommended, either endoscopic or imaging, given that it can be confused with an undiagnosed liposarcoma; additionally, its long-term behavior is unknown.

  2. The importance of early diagnosis of large lipomas in the maxillofacial region Importancia del diagnóstico precoz de los lipomas de células grandes en la región maxilofacial

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    Matheus Furtado de Carvalho


    Full Text Available El lipoma es un tumor benigno compuesto por la proliferación de células adiposas maduras entremezcladas con el tejido conectivo fibroso, los vasos sanguíneos y/o músculos, delimitado por una fina cápsula. Aunque representa un neoplasma del mesénquima muy común del cuerpo humano, tiene raras ocurrencias en la cavidad bucal. Presenta variables clínicas e histopatológicas que no alteran su pronóstico. La patogénesis sigue siendo incierta aunque algunos autores consideran que los trastornos hereditarios y endocrinos son causas posibles. Ocurre con una mayor prevalencia en las personas obesas, aunque su metabolismo es totalmente independiente del metabolismo normal de los lípidos corporales. El diagnóstico clínico del lipoma bucal está relacionado con una masa nodular, blanda, asintomática, de superficie plana, sin ulceración y de crecimiento limitado. El continuo crecimiento de la lesión pudiera crear dificultad al masticar, al hablar, en la adaptación dental y cambio en la estética facial del paciente requiriendo la escisión de la lesión. Presentar una revisión de la literatura y de los casos clínicos de un estudio retrospectivo de 61 casos de lipomas diagnosticados en el servicio de patología entre 1978 y 2009 entre los 10 573 informes hechos durante ese mismo período. Se enfatizan los casos especiales de lipomas grandes de la región maxilofacial y la importancia del diagnóstico temprano de estas lesiones. Un cirujano dental debe ser capaz de diagnosticar los lipomas en una etapa temprana en el área maxilofacial para evitar un crecimiento masivo de estas lesiones.Lipoma is a benign tumor composed of proliferation of mature fat cells interspersed by fibrous connective tissue, blood vessels and muscles, delimited by a thin capsule. Although it represents a mesenchymal neoplasm most common human body, are rare occurrences in the oral cavity. Presents clinical and histopathological variables that do not alter their

  3. Midgut pain due to an intussuscepting terminal ileal lipoma: a case report.

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    Abbasakoor, Noormuhammad O


    ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: The occurrence of intussusception in adults is rare. The condition is found in 1 in 1300 abdominal operations and 1 in 100 patients operated for intestinal obstruction. The child to adult ratio is 20:1. CASE PRESENTATION: A 52-year-old Irish Caucasian woman was investigated for a 3-month history of intermittent episodes of colicky midgut pain and associated constipation. Ileocolonoscopy revealed a pedunculated lesion in the terminal ileum prolapsing into the caecum. Computed tomography confirmed a smooth-walled, nonobstructing, low density intramural lesion in the terminal ileum with secondary intussusception. A laparoscopic small bowel resection was performed. Histology revealed a large pedunculated polypoidal mass measuring 4 x 2.5 x 2 cm consistent with a submucosal lipoma. She had complete resolution of her symptoms and remained well at 12-month follow-up. CONCLUSION: This case highlights an unusual cause of incomplete small bowel obstruction successfully treated through interdisciplinary cooperation. Ileal lipomas are not typically amenable to endoscopic removal and require resection. This can be successfully achieved via a laparoscopic approach with early restoration of premorbid functioning.

  4. Giant congenital melanocytic nevus (bathing trunk nevus associated with lipoma and neurofibroma: Report of two cases

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    Bhagwat P


    Full Text Available Giant congenital melanocytic nevi are rare and occur in about one out of every 2,00,000 to 5,00,000 births. There is a significant association between bathing trunk nevus and neurofibromatosis and lipomatosis. Apart from this, association of bathing trunk nevus with abnormalities like spina bifida occulta, meningocele, club foot and hypertrophy or atrophy of deeper structures of a limb, have been described. We are herewith reporting two cases of bathing trunk nevi. In our first case, an eight-year-old girl presented with a bathing trunk nevus studded with multiple, large nodules. Histopathological examination of the biopsy taken from one nodule revealed features of both neurofibroma and lipoma. To the best of our knowledge, features of both these hamartomas in one nodule of a single patient are probably not reported in the literature. In our second case, a 12-year-old girl presented with bathing trunk nevus and she had spina bifida occulta. She also had lipoma in the lesion of bathing trunk nevus. Both of our patients had satellite melanocytic nevi over the face, forearm, upper back and legs. Our second patient, in addition, had small melanocytic nevi over the medial canthus and sclerocorneal junction of the right eye. By the time this girl presented to us, the melanocytic nevus started fading in color and it had become brownish. We are reporting these cases for their peculiarities and for their rare features.

  5. Endoscopic resection of forehead lipoma: A subperiosteal single-portal approach

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    Terence Goh L


    Full Text Available Forehead lumps which are commonly excised for cosmetic reasons, are done through a traditional open excision technique. In the Asian population, open excision commonly results in a pigmented scar which tends not to fade with time and this can be a concern to some patients. The aims of this paper are to describe an endoscopically assisted technique of surgery, with emphasis on the subperiosteal, single-portal approach; to review the outcome of the surgery, and to define the indications for its use. Materials and Methods: We describe here a case series of ten patients, in whom a minimally invasive technique was employed for the removal of a forehead lipoma via an endoscopic, single-portal, subperiosteal approach. Results: The patients′ age ranged from 26 to 54 years and the dimensions of the masses removed ranged from 1.0 x 0.5 cm to 3.0 x 3.0 cm. All were confirmed by histological examination to be lipomata. The patients were followed up for an average period of nine months. There were no residual masses or recurrences and no complications of nerve damage. All the patients were very satisfied with their ′scar less′ operations. Conclusions: Endoscopic excision of forehead lipomas through a single-port approach is both safe and reliable. It is indicated in patients who are prone to scarring or who are concerned with a forehead scar.

  6. Intramuscular myxoid lipoma in the proximal forearm presenting as an olecranon mass with superficial radial nerve palsy: a case report

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    Hildebrand Kevin A


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Extremity lipomas may occur in any location, including the proximal forearm. We describe a case of a patient with an intramuscular lipoma presenting as an unusual posterior elbow mass. Case presentation We discuss the case of a 57-year-old Caucasian man who presented with a tender, posterior elbow mass initially diagnosed as chronic olecranon bursitis. A minor sensory disturbance in the distribution of the superficial radial nerve was initially thought to be unrelated, but was likely caused by mass effect from the lipoma. No pre-operative advanced imaging was obtained because the diagnosis was felt to have already been made. At the time of surgery, a fatty mass originating in the volar forearm muscles was found to have breached the dorsal forearm fascia and displaced the olecranon bursa. Tissue diagnosis was made by histopathology as a myxoid lipoma with no aggressive features. Post-operative recovery was uneventful. Conclusion We present a case of an unusual elbow mass presenting with symptoms consistent with chronic olecranon bursitis, a relatively common condition. The only unexplained pre-operative finding was the non-specific finding of a transient superficial radial nerve deficit. We remind clinicians to be cautious when diagnosing soft tissue masses in the extremities when unexplained physical findings are present.

  7. Cellular angiofibroma: analysis of 25 cases emphasizing its relationship to spindle cell lipoma and mammary-type myofibroblastoma

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    Flucke, U.E.; Krieken, J.H. van; Mentzel, T.


    Cellular angiofibroma represents a rare benign mesenchymal tumor, occurring mainly in the superficial soft tissue of the genital region. The involvement of 13q14 in some cases confirmed the morphological suggested link with spindle cell lipoma and mammary-type myofibroblastoma. We analyzed the

  8. Torsion of a giant mesocolic lipoma in a child with Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome

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    Laguna, Benjamin A. [University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Iyer, Ramesh S.; Rudzinski, Erin R.; Roybal, Jessica L.; Stanescu, A.L. [Seattle Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, M/S MA.7.220, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA (United States)


    A 6-year-old boy with Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome (BRRS) presented to the emergency department with periumbilical abdominal pain for 12 h. A contrast-enhanced abdominal and pelvis CT examination revealed significant interval change in the size and appearance of a previously seen hypoattenuating right mesocolic fatty mass suggestive for lipoma, first observed 5 months prior. This lesion demonstrated new enhancing internal septations, a thickened capsule, interval development of adjacent mesenteric fat stranding and engorgement of the mesenteric vessels. Given the short follow-up interval and acute clinical presentation, imaging findings were suggestive for torsion. We present this case for the unusual imaging findings as well as to highlight the differential diagnosis for abdominal fat containing lesions by imaging in patients with BRRS and other hamartomatous syndromes. (orig.)

  9. Lipoma intramuscular del músculo deltoides: Presentación de cuatro casos


    Nieto López, Daniel; Canillas del Rey, F.M.; Hernán Prado, Miguel Ángel; Durán Giménez-Rico, Pablo


    Describimos cuatro casos de lipoma intramuscular del músculo deltoides en cuatro pacientes, dos mujeres y dos varones con una edad media de 62 años. Dos están situados en el lado derecho y dos en el izquierdo. Las tumoraciones tienen un tamaño que oscila entre 5 y 8 centímetros, produciendo un cuadro clínico de dolor y limitación funcional del hombro. En tres de los cuatro pacientes se realiza tratamiento definitivo con extirpación quirúrgica de la tumoración. Con un seguimiento mínimo de año...

  10. Giant cervical lipoma excision under cervical epidural anesthesia: A viable alternative to general anesthesia. (United States)

    Singh, Ram Pal; Shukla, Aparna; Verma, Satyajeet


    The technique of Cervical Epidural Anesthesia (CEA) was first described by Dogliotti in 1933 for upper thoracic procedures. Administration of local anesthetic into cervical epidural space results in anesthesia of the neck, upper extremity, and upper thoracic region. CEA provides high-quality analgesia and anesthesia of above dermatomes and, at the same time, it has favorable effect on hemodynamic variable by blocking sympathetic innervation of the heart. CEA is not practiced routinely because of its potential complications. We selected this technique of CEA for excision of giant cervical lipoma on the back of the neck in an adult patient, as the patient was unwilling for general anesthesia. CEA was induced with 10 ml of 1% lignocaine-adrenaline mixture administered into C7-T1 space through 18G Tuohy needle. Our patient maintained vital parameters throught the procedure. The added advantage of epidural anesthesia was that the patient was awake and comfortable throughout the procedure.

  11. The natural history and management of patients with congenital deficits associated with lumbosacral lipomas. (United States)

    Tu, Albert; Hengel, Ross; Cochrane, D Douglas


    Many patients with lumbosacral lipoma are asymptomatic; however, a significant proportion will have neurological deficits present at birth. Implication of these deficits with respect to natural history and management are not well understood. A retrospective review of all infants with lumbosacral lipoma seen at BCCH between 1997 and 2013 was carried out. The study population was stratified on the presence of a congenital, non-progressive deficit and subdivided on treatment approach. The subsequent developments of deficits resulting in untethering procedures were recorded. Of the 44 infants in this study, 24 patients had no neurologic deficit while 20 patients had a fixed, non-progressive deficit evident at birth. Ten of 24 patients without a neurological deficit at birth underwent a prophylactic untethering with 3 eventually requiring repeat untethering after, on average, 62.7 months. Eleven of 14 asymptomatic, monitored patients required untethering for clinical deterioration. Two required a second untethering procedure after 48.7 months. Ten of 20 infants with congenital deficits present at birth underwent prophylactic untethering, and 4 required further surgery after 124 months. Ten patients underwent observation with 8 eventually requiring surgery. Two required repeat untethered after 154 months. The complication rates and operative burden for patients are similar whether prophylactic or delayed surgery is performed. The presence of congenital neurologic deficit does not affect the likelihood of deterioration in patients managed expectantly; prophylactic detethering of these patients did not prevent delayed neurologic deterioration. Comparing the need for repeat surgery in prophylactically untethered patients with initial untethering of patients operated upon at the time of deterioration, prophylactic untethering may confer a benefit with respect to subsequent symptomatic tethering if complication rates are low. However, in a setting with multidisciplinary

  12. Grynfeltt Hernia: A Deceptive Lumbar Mass with a Lipoma-Like Presentation

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    Jonathan R. Zadeh


    Full Text Available The Grynfeltt-Lesshaft hernia is a rare posterior abdominal wall defect that allows for the herniation of retro- and intraperitoneal structures through the upper lumbar triangle. While this hernia may initially present as a small asymptomatic bulge, the defect typically enlarges over time and can become symptomatic with potentially serious complications. In order to avoid that outcome, it is advisable to electively repair Grynfeltt hernias in patients without significant contraindications to surgery. Due to the limited number of lumbar hernioplasties performed, there has not been a large study that definitively identifies the best repair technique. It is generally accepted that abdominal hernias such as these should be repaired by tension-free methods. Both laparoscopic and open techniques are described in modern literature with unique advantages and complications for each. We present the case of an unexpected Grynfeltt hernia diagnosed following an attempted lipoma resection. We chose to perform an open repair involving a combination of fascial approximation and dual-layer polypropylene mesh placement. The patient’s recovery was uneventful and there has been no evidence of recurrence at over six months. Our goal herein is to increase awareness of upper lumbar hernias and to discuss approaches to their surgical management.

  13. Spindle cell lipoma of the head and neck: CT and MR imaging findings

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    Choi, Jin Wook [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Ajou University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Suwon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Hyung-Jin; Kim, Hye Jung; Cha, Ji Hoon; Kim, Sung Tae [Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Samsung Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Jinna [Yonsei University College of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)


    Spindle cell lipoma (SCL) is an uncommon benign lipomatous tumor, most commonly occurring in the posterior neck and shoulder. The purpose of this study was to investigate the CT and MR imaging features of SCL in the head and neck. CT (n = 5) and MR (n = 3) images of seven patients (five men and two women; mean age, 54 years) with surgically proven SCL in the head and neck were retrospectively reviewed. The location and morphologic characteristics of SCL were documented as well. Six lesions were well-defined and located in the subcutaneous fat of the posterior neck (n = 4), anterior neck (n = 1), and buccal space (n = 1). One lesion was ill-defined and located deeply in the supraclavicular fossa, infiltrating the adjacent shoulder muscles. Intratumoral fat was identified in five lesions in various amounts. Compared with the adjacent subcutaneous fat, intratumoral fat was slightly hyperattenuated on CT scans and slightly hypointense on T1-weighted MR images. In five of six lesions in which postcontrast CT and/or MR images were obtained, significant enhancement was seen in the nonadipose component of the lesion. Various components of the adipose and nonadipose tissues may cause difficulty differentiating between SCL and other adipocytic tumors including liposarcoma radiologically. Although nonspecific, the radiologist should know the various imaging features of SCL, because the tumor can be cured by simple excision. (orig.)

  14. Surgical treatment for lumbar hyperlordosis after resection of a spinal lipoma associated with spina bifida: A case report. (United States)

    Sato, Tatsuya; Yonezawa, Ikuho; Onda, Shingo; Yoshikawa, Kei; Takano, Hiromitsu; Shimamura, Yukitoshi; Okuda, Takatoshi; Kaneko, Kazuo


    A hyperlordosis deformity of the lumbar spine is relatively rare, and surgical treatment has not been comprehensively addressed. In this case report, we describe the clinical presentation, surgical treatment, and medium-term follow-up of a patient presenting with a progressive lumbar hyperlordosis deformity after resection of a spinal lipoma associated with spina bifida. The patient was a 20-year-old woman presenting with a progressive hyperlordosis deformity of the lumbar spine associated with significant back pain (visual analog pain score of 89/100 mm), but with no neurological symptoms. The lumbar lordosis (LL), measured on standing lateral view radiographs, was 114°, with a sagittal vertical axis (SVA) of -100 mm. The patient had undergone excision of a lipoma, associated with spina bifida of the lumbar spine, at 7 months of age.She was first evaluated at our hospital at 18 years of age for progressive spinal deformity and lumbago. An in situ fusion, from T5 to S1, using pedicle screws with bone graft obtained from the iliac crest, was performed. Postoperatively, the LL decreased to 93°, and the SVA decreased to -50 mm. The decision to not correct the hyperlordosis deformity fully was intentional. Seven years and 1 month postsurgery, the patient had no limitations in standing and walking and reported a pain score of 8/100 mm; there was no evidence of a loss of correction. Lumbar hyperlordosis after resection of a spinal lipoma associated with spina bifida is rare. Posterior fixation provided an effective treatment in this case. As the lumbar hyperlordosis deformity is often high, correction can be difficult. In this case, although the correction and fusion were performed in situ, there was no progression of either the deformity or the lumbago. Early detection remains an essential component of effective treatment, allowing correction when the spinal deformity is easily reversible.

  15. Myofibroblastoma of the Female Breast with Admixed but Distinct Foci of Spindle Cell Lipoma: A Case Report

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    Hazem A. H. Ibrahim


    Full Text Available Mammary myofibroblastoma (MFB is a rare benign spindle neoplasm that affects both sexes with a male predominance. It can exhibit a wide range of histological patterns. We report a case of epithelioid/spindle MFB of the female breast with admixed, but distinct, foci of spindle cell lipoma. Whilst all the spindle cells within the tumour expressed CD34, AR, ER, BCL2, and CD10, only those within the myofibroblastoma expressed desmin and only those within the lipomatous areas expressed S100. This finding, to our knowledge, is a novel one that has not been reported before.

  16. Myofibroblastoma of the female breast with admixed but distinct foci of spindle cell lipoma: a case report. (United States)

    Ibrahim, Hazem A H; Shousha, Sami


    Mammary myofibroblastoma (MFB) is a rare benign spindle neoplasm that affects both sexes with a male predominance. It can exhibit a wide range of histological patterns. We report a case of epithelioid/spindle MFB of the female breast with admixed, but distinct, foci of spindle cell lipoma. Whilst all the spindle cells within the tumour expressed CD34, AR, ER, BCL2, and CD10, only those within the myofibroblastoma expressed desmin and only those within the lipomatous areas expressed S100. This finding, to our knowledge, is a novel one that has not been reported before.

  17. Glaucoma, Open-Angle (United States)

    ... USAJobs Home > Statistics and Data > Glaucoma, Open-angle Glaucoma, Open-angle Open-angle Glaucoma Defined In open-angle glaucoma, the fluid passes ... 2010 2010 U.S. Age-Specific Prevalence Rates for Glaucoma by Age and Race/Ethnicity The prevalence of ...

  18. Neuropatía compresiva del ciático secundaria a lipoma de muslo: Caso clínico

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    A.F. Pineda-Restrepo


    Full Text Available La neuropatía compresiva del nervio ciático es una patología poco frecuente, atribuible a diferentes etiologías. Una causa poco habitual es la compresión extrínseca por tumores de tejidos blandos, como puede ser un lipoma. Presentamos un caso de neuropatía compresiva del nervio ciático a causa de un lipoma en la cara posterior del muslo. Ante la presencia de clínica compresiva del nervio ciático es importante realizar una adecuada evaluación clínica del paciente, así como las pruebas complementarias de imagen y electromiografía que sean necesarias para guiar de una forma acertada el tratamiento. Debemos tener siempre en cuenta que además de las causas comunes de compresión, existen otras causas más infrecuentes que pueden provocar neuropatías compresivas.

  19. Progressive bilateral lipoma arborescens of the knee complicated by juvenile spondyloarthropathy: a case report and review of the literature. (United States)

    Xue, Jing; Alario, Anthony J; Nelson, Scott D; Wu, Huaxiang


    To report an unusual case of lipoma aborescens (LA) presented in a patient with treatment-responsive juvenile spondyloarthropathy (JSPA) and to summarize the clinical manifestations, therapy and prognosis of LA by literature review. We report an atypical case of a 17-year-old patient with an initial presentation of juvenile spondyloarthropathy, whose inflammatory condition was improved successfully by traditional anti-rheumatic drugs and an anti-TNF alpha agent but developed progressive swelling of bilateral knees. Lipoma arborescens were diagnosed in each knee by synovial biopsy obtained by arthroscopic surgery. Fifty-one cases of LA have been reported and are reviewed in detail. Clinically, LA could present as monoarthritis or oligoarthritis. The lateral compartment of the knee is the most common site of involvement. Several cases were reported as a comorbidity of inflammatory diseases, but were not improved by anti-inflammatory therapy. Most patients were diagnosed by classic MRI and biopsy findings. The lesions can be managed by open or arthroscopic surgery, but a minority of the cases may have reoccurrence in the same or opposite joint. LA is a very rare lesion of the synovial and bursal tissue with an unknown etiology. It is considered to be a benign proliferation of the synovial fat associated with trauma, degenerative or inflammatory conditions. LA should be considered as a secondary or comorbid condition in inflammatory arthropathies if other joints respond well to intensive therapy and one or more do not. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. Three dosimetry models of lipoma arborescens treated by {sup 90}Y synovectomy

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    O’Doherty, Jim, E-mail: [Department of Medical Physics-Nuclear Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GU2 7XX, United Kingdom and Division of Imaging Sciences, PET Imaging Centre at St. Thomas’ Hospital, King' s College London, London SE1 7EH (United Kingdom); Clauss, Ralf [Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GU2 7XX (United Kingdom); Scuffham, James [Department of Medical Physics-Nuclear Medicine, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GU2 7XX (United Kingdom); Khan, Aman [Department of Rheumatology, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford GU2 7XX (United Kingdom); Petitguillaume, Alice; Desbrée, Aurélie [Service de Dosimétrie Interne, Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, 92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses (France)


    Purpose: Lipoma arborescens (LA) is a benign intra-articular lipomatous proliferation of the synovial membrane. This extremely rare condition has previously been treated by intra-articular{sup 90}Y radiosynoviorthesis but dosimetry literature on this form of radionuclide therapy is nonexistent. The authors detail methodology for successful treatment of LA and provide for the first time estimates of radiation dosimetry. The authors also analyze the biodistribution of the radiopharmaceutical over the course of the patient's treatment through sequential imaging. Methods: A patient with bilateral LA underwent intracavity injection of{sup 90}Y citrate colloid to the right and left knee joint spaces (181 and 198 MBq, respectively). SPECT/CT datasets were acquired over 9 days to quantify the biodistribution and kinetics of the radiopharmaceutical. Radiation dosimetry was performed using the MIRD schema (through OLINDA software), a custom voxel-based method, and a direct Monte Carlo calculation (OEDIPE). Results: Follow-up MRI showed marked reduction in LA size in both knees. Mean absorbed doses to the LA were 21.2 ± 0.8 and 42.9 ± 2.3 Gy using OLINDA, 8.1 ± 0.3 and 16.7 ± 0.5 Gy using voxel based methodology, and 8.2 ± 0.3 and 15.7 ± 0.5 Gy for OEDIPE in the right and left LA, respectively. Distribution of the radiopharmaceutical within the joint space alters over the imaging period, with less than 1% of the remaining activity having moved posteriorly in the knee cavity. No uptake was detected outside of the joint space after assessment with whole-body scintigraphy. Conclusions: An activity of approximately 185 MBq successfully relieved clinical symptoms of LA. There was good correlation between direct Monte Carlo and voxel based techniques, but OLINDA was shown to overestimate the absorbed dose to the tumor. Accurate dosimetry may help select an activity more tailored to the specific size and location of the LA.

  1. Contact Angle Goniometer (United States)

    Federal Laboratory Consortium — Description:The FTA32 goniometer provides video-based contact angle and surface tension measurement. Contact angles are measured by fitting a mathematical expression...

  2. Is this a mediastinal tumor? A case of Morgagni hernia complicated with intestinal incarceration mistaken for the mediastinal lipoma previously. (United States)

    Komatsu, Teruya; Takahashi, Yutaka


    Morgagni's hernia is a congenital herniation of abdominal viscera into the thoracic cavity through a retrosternal diaphragmatic defect. We present a case of incarcerated Morgagni hernia in a 69-year-old woman. Three years previously, she had undertaken a video-assisted thoracoscopic resection (VATS) of a mediastinal mass, which had been mistaken for a lipoma. Following the primary repair of the hernia at emergency laparotomy, the patient was discharged home uneventfully. Irrespective of the radiologically characteristic findings of our case, the possibility of Morgagni hernia had not been entertained at the first operation. Thorough exploration around the diaphragm at the first VATS operation could have revealed the Morgagni hernia, ultimately avoiding the hernia-related complication such as an incarceration. Morgagni hernia as a differential diagnosis in case of anterior mediastinal mass should not be missed. Copyright © 2013 Surgical Associates Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Angles in Complex Vector Spaces


    Scharnhorst, K.


    The article reviews some of the (fairly scattered) information available in the mathematical literature on the subject of angles in complex vector spaces. The following angles and their relations are considered: Euclidean, complex, and Hermitian angles, (Kasner's) pseudo-angle, the Kaehler angle (synonyms for the latter used in the literature are: angle of inclination, characteristic deviation, holomorphic deviation, holomorphy angle, Wirtinger angle, slant angle).

  4. The quadriceps angle

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    Miles, James Edward; Frederiksen, Jane V.; Jensen, Bente Rona


    OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of measurement technique and limb positioning on quadriceps (Q) angle measurement, intra- and interobserver reliability, potential sources of error, and the effect of Q angle variation. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric radiographic study and computer modeling. ANIMALS......: Pelvic limbs from red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). METHODS: Q angles were measured on hip dysplasia (HD) and whole limb (WL) view radiographs of each limb between the acetabular rim, mid-point (Q1: patellar center, Q2: femoral trochlea), and tibial tuberosity. Errors of 0.5-2.0 mm at measurement landmarks...... alone and in combination were modeled to identify the effect on Q angle. The effect of measured Q angles on the medial force exerted on the patella (F(MEDIAL) ) was calculated. RESULTS: The HD position yielded significantly (P angles than the WL position. No significant difference...

  5. Angles in hyperbolic lattices

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    Risager, Morten S.; Södergren, Carl Anders


    It is well known that the angles in a lattice acting on hyperbolic n -space become equidistributed. In this paper we determine a formula for the pair correlation density for angles in such hyperbolic lattices. Using this formula we determine, among other things, the asymptotic behavior of the den...

  6. Identification of novel HMGA2 fusion sequences in lipoma: evidence that deletion of let-7 miRNA consensus binding site 1 in the HMGA2 3' UTR is not critical for HMGA2 transcriptional upregulation. (United States)

    Wang, Xiaoke; Hulshizer, Rachael L; Erickson-Johnson, Michele R; Flynn, Heather C; Jenkins, Robert B; Lloyd, Ricardo V; Oliveira, Andre M


    Lipoma is a benign tumor composed of mature adipocytes and one of the most common mesenchymal tumors seen in adults. Rearrangement of HMGA2 in chromosome band 12q15 has been found in approximately 60-70% of ordinary lipomas with cytogenetic abnormalities. Herein, we report two novel HMGA2 fusion sequences in lipomas with chromosome 12 rearrangements. Cytogenetic studies showed 12q abnormalities in both cases, and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) confirmed the involvement of HMGA2 in each instance. Rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) PCR experiments revealed that one lipoma contained a fusion of the HMGA2 3' untranslated region (UTR) to a genomic area downstream of the DYRK2 locus on 12q15; the second lipoma showed a fusion of the HMGA2 3' UTR to a genomic sequence upstream of the DCN locus on 12q21. In both instances the breakpoint on HMGA2 occurred downstream to let-7 miRNA (microRNA) consensus binding site (CBS) 1. These two and several other previously reported tumors containing HMGA2 3' UTR rearrangements show breakpoints after let-7 miRNA CBS 1, which suggests that the elimination of this miRNA binding site is not critical for driving HMGA2 transcriptional upregulation.

  7. Photoelectric angle converter (United States)

    Podzharenko, Volodymyr A.; Kulakov, Pavlo I.


    The photo-electric angle transmitter of rotation is offered, at which the output voltage is linear function of entering magnitude. In a transmitter the linear phototransducer is used on the basis of pair photo diode -- operating amplifier, which output voltage is linear function of the area of an illuminated photosensitive stratum, and modulator of a light stream of the special shape, which ensures a linear dependence of this area from an angle of rotation. The transmitter has good frequent properties and can be used for dynamic measurements of an angular velocity and angle of rotation, in systems of exact drives and systems of autocontrol.

  8. The lateral angle revisited

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    Morgan, Jeannie; Lynnerup, Niels; Hoppa, R.D.


    This article presents the results of a validation study of a previously published method of sex determination from the temporal bone. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the lateral angle method for the internal acoustic canal for accurately determining the sex of human skeletal remains using...... measurements taken from computed tomography (CT) scans. Previous reports have observed that the lateral angle size in females is significantly larger than in males. The method was applied to an independent series of 77 postmortem CT scans (42 males, 35 females) to validate its accuracy and reliability....... The mean lateral angle of the internal acoustic canal was found to be larger in females (46.5°) than in males (43.4°). However, the difference was not statistically significant and the sex differences reported in previous studies were not substantiated. In light of the observed results, the lateral angle...

  9. Angle-Ply Weaving (United States)

    Farley, Gary L.


    Bias-direction or angle-ply weaving is proposed new process for weaving fibers along bias in conventional planar fabric or in complicated three-dimensional multilayer fabric preform of fiber-reinforced composite structure. Based upon movement of racks of needles and corresponding angle yarns across fabric as fabric being formed. Fibers woven along bias increases shear stiffness and shear strength of preform, increasing value of preform as structural member.

  10. Compound double ileoileal and ileocecocolic intussusception caused by lipoma of the ileum in an adult patient: A case report

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    Bicaj Besnik X


    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction The initial diagnosis of intussusception in adults very often can be missed and cause delayed treatment and possible serious complications. We report the case of an adult patient with complicated double ileoileal and ileocecocolic intussusception. Case presentation A 46-year-old Caucasian man was transferred from the gastroenterology service to the abdominal surgery service with severe abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. An abdominal ultrasound, barium enema, and abdominal computed tomography scan revealed an intraluminal obstruction of his ascending colon. Plain abdominal X-rays showed diffuse air-fluid levels in his small intestine. A double ileoileal and ileocecocolic intussusception was found during an emergent laparotomy. A right hemicolectomy, including resection of a long segment of his ileum, was performed. The postoperative period was complicated by acute renal failure, shock liver, and pulmonary thromboembolism. Our patient was discharged from the hospital after 30 days. An anatomical pathology examination revealed a lipoma of his ileum. Conclusions Intussusception in adults requires early surgical resection regardless of the nature of the initial cause. Delayed treatment can cause very serious complications.

  11. At Right Angles

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 17; Issue 9. At Right Angles. Shailesh A Shirali. Information and Announcements Volume 17 Issue 9 September 2012 pp 920-920. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: ...

  12. A Different Angle on Perspective (United States)

    Frantz, Marc


    When a plane figure is photographed from different viewpoints, lengths and angles appear distorted. Hence it is often assumed that lengths, angles, protractors, and compasses have no place in projective geometry. Here we describe a sense in which certain angles are preserved by projective transformations. These angles can be constructed with…

  13. Exome sequencing identifies a de novo frameshift mutation in the imprinted gene ZDBF2 in a sporadic patient with Nasopalpebral Lipoma-coloboma syndrome. (United States)

    Chacón-Camacho, Oscar F; Sobreira, Nara; You, Jing; Piña-Aguilar, Raul E; Villegas-Ruiz, Vanessa; Zenteno, Juan C


    Nasopalpebral lipoma-coloboma syndrome (NPLCS, OMIM%167730) is an uncommon malformation entity with autosomal dominant inheritance characterized by the combination of nasopalpebral lipoma, colobomas in upper and lower eyelids, telecanthus, and maxillary hypoplasia. To date, no genetic defects have been associated with familial or sporadic NPLCS cases and the etiology of the disease remains unknown. In this work, the results of whole exome sequencing in a sporadic NPLCS patient are presented. Exome sequencing identified a de novo heterozygous frameshift dinucleotide insertion c.6245_6246 insTT (p.His2082fs*67) in ZDBF2 (zinc finger, DBF-type containing 2), a gene located at 2q33.3. This variant was absent in parental DNA, in a set of 300 ethnically matched controls, and in public exome variant databases. This is the first genetic variant identified in a NPLCS patient and evidence supporting the pathogenicity of the identified mutation is discussed. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Small Angle Neutron Scattering

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    Urban, Volker S [ORNL


    Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) probes structural details at the nanometer scale in a non-destructive way. This article gives an introduction to scientists who have no prior small-angle scattering knowledge, but who seek a technique that allows elucidating structural information in challenging situations that thwart approaches by other methods. SANS is applicable to a wide variety of materials including metals and alloys, ceramics, concrete, glasses, polymers, composites and biological materials. Isotope and magnetic interactions provide unique methods for labeling and contrast variation to highlight specific structural features of interest. In situ studies of a material s responses to temperature, pressure, shear, magnetic and electric fields, etc., are feasible as a result of the high penetrating power of neutrons. SANS provides statistical information on significant structural features averaged over the probed sample volume, and one can use SANS to quantify with high precision the structural details that are observed, for example, in electron microscopy. Neutron scattering is non-destructive; there is no need to cut specimens into thin sections, and neutrons penetrate deeply, providing information on the bulk material, free from surface effects. The basic principles of a SANS experiment are fairly simple, but the measurement, analysis and interpretation of small angle scattering data involves theoretical concepts that are unique to the technique and that are not widely known. This article includes a concise description of the basics, as well as practical know-how that is essential for a successful SANS experiment.

  15. Relationship between the angle of repose and angle of internal ...

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    Abstract. Click on the link to view the abstract. Keywords: Angle of repose, angle of internal friction, granular materials, triaxial compression machine, moisture content. Tanzania J. Agric. Sc. (1998) Vol.1 No.2, 187-194 ...

  16. Scaling of misorientation angle distributions

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    Hughes, D.A.; Chrzan, D.C.; Liu, Q.


    The measurement of misorientation angle distributions following different amounts of deformation in cold-rolled aluminum and nickel and compressed stainless steel is reported. The sealing of the dislocation cell boundary misorientation angle distributions is studied. Surprisingly, the distributions...

  17. Variable angle correlation spectroscopy

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    Lee, Young Kyo [Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)


    In this dissertation, a novel nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique, variable angle correlation spectroscopy (VACSY) is described and demonstrated with 13C nuclei in rapidly rotating samples. These experiments focus on one of the basic problems in solid state NMR: how to extract the wealth of information contained in the anisotropic component of the NMR signal while still maintaining spectral resolution. Analysis of the anisotropic spectral patterns from poly-crystalline systems reveal information concerning molecular structure and dynamics, yet in all but the simplest of systems, the overlap of spectral patterns from chemically distinct sites renders the spectral analysis difficult if not impossible. One solution to this problem is to perform multi-dimensional experiments where the high-resolution, isotropic spectrum in one dimension is correlated with the anisotropic spectral patterns in the other dimensions. The VACSY technique incorporates the angle between the spinner axis and the static magnetic field as an experimental parameter that may be incremented during the course of the experiment to help correlate the isotropic and anisotropic components of the spectrum. The two-dimensional version of the VACSY experiments is used to extract the chemical shift anisotropy tensor values from multi-site organic molecules, study molecular dynamics in the intermediate time regime, and to examine the ordering properties of partially oriented samples. The VACSY technique is then extended to three-dimensional experiments to study slow molecular reorientations in a multi-site polymer system.

  18. Angle performance on optima MDxt

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    David, Jonathan; Kamenitsa, Dennis [Axcelis Technologies, Inc., 108 Cherry Hill Dr, Beverly, MA 01915 (United States)


    Angle control on medium current implanters is important due to the high angle-sensitivity of typical medium current implants, such as halo implants. On the Optima MDxt, beam-to-wafer angles are controlled in both the horizontal and vertical directions. In the horizontal direction, the beam angle is measured through six narrow slits, and any angle adjustment is made by electrostatically steering the beam, while cross-wafer beam parallelism is adjusted by changing the focus of the electrostatic parallelizing lens (P-lens). In the vertical direction, the beam angle is measured through a high aspect ratio mask, and any angle adjustment is made by slightly tilting the wafer platen prior to implant. A variety of tests were run to measure the accuracy and repeatability of Optima MDxt's angle control. SIMS profiles of a high energy, channeling sensitive condition show both the cross-wafer angle uniformity, along with the small-angle resolution of the system. Angle repeatability was quantified by running a channeling sensitive implant as a regular monitor over a seven month period and measuring the sheet resistance-to-angle sensitivity. Even though crystal cut error was not controlled for in this case, when attributing all Rs variation to angle changes, the overall angle repeatability was measured as 0.16 Degree-Sign (1{sigma}). A separate angle repeatability test involved running a series of V-curves tests over a four month period using low crystal cut wafers selected from the same boule. The results of this test showed the angle repeatability to be <0.1 Degree-Sign (1{sigma}).

  19. Pictorial review: Foot axes and angles


    Gentili, A; Masih, S; Yao, L; Seeger, LL


    Using radiographs and diagrams, this article reviews the most commonly used axes and angles of the foot, including: longitudinal axis of the rearfoot, collum tall axis, talocalcaneal angle, cuboid abduction angle, longitudinal axis of the lesser tarsus, lesser tarsus angle, talonavicular angle, longitudinal axis of the metatarsus, forefoot adductus angle, metatarsus adductus angle, first intermetatarsal angle, hallux valgus angle, proximal and distal articular set angles, and hallux interphal...

  20. Heterodyne Interferometer Angle Metrology (United States)

    Hahn, Inseob; Weilert, Mark A.; Wang, Xu; Goullioud, Renaud


    A compact, high-resolution angle measurement instrument has been developed that is based on a heterodyne interferometer. The common-path heterodyne interferometer metrology is used to measure displacements of a reflective target surface. In the interferometer setup, an optical mask is used to sample the measurement laser beam reflecting back from a target surface. Angular rotations, around two orthogonal axes in a plane perpendicular to the measurement- beam propagation direction, are determined simultaneously from the relative displacement measurement of the target surface. The device is used in a tracking telescope system where pitch and yaw measurements of a flat mirror were simultaneously performed with a sensitivity of 0.1 nrad, per second, and a measuring range of 0.15 mrad at a working distance of an order of a meter. The nonlinearity of the device is also measured less than one percent over the measurement range.

  1. different outer cone angle

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    Smyk Emil


    Full Text Available One of the method of flow separation control is application of axisymmetric valve. It is composed of nozzle with core. Normally the main flow is attached to inner cone and flow by preferential collector to primary flow pipe. If through control nozzle starts flow jet (control jet the main flow is switched to annular secondary collector. In both situation the main flow is deflected to inner or outer cone (placed at the outlet of the valve’s nozzle by Coanda effect. The paper deals with the numerical simulation of this axisymetric annular nozzle with integrated synthetic jet actuator. The aim of the work is influence examination of outer cone angle on deflection on main stream.

  2. The Critical Angle Can Override the Brewster Angle (United States)

    Froehle, Peter H.


    As a culminating activity in their study of optics, my students investigate polarized light and the Brewster angle. In this exercise they encounter a situation in which it is impossible to measure the Brewster angle for light reflecting from a particular surface. This paper describes the activity and explains the students' observations.

  3. Small angle neutron scattering

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    Cousin Fabrice


    Full Text Available Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS is a technique that enables to probe the 3-D structure of materials on a typical size range lying from ∼ 1 nm up to ∼ a few 100 nm, the obtained information being statistically averaged on a sample whose volume is ∼ 1 cm3. This very rich technique enables to make a full structural characterization of a given object of nanometric dimensions (radius of gyration, shape, volume or mass, fractal dimension, specific area… through the determination of the form factor as well as the determination of the way objects are organized within in a continuous media, and therefore to describe interactions between them, through the determination of the structure factor. The specific properties of neutrons (possibility of tuning the scattering intensity by using the isotopic substitution, sensitivity to magnetism, negligible absorption, low energy of the incident neutrons make it particularly interesting in the fields of soft matter, biophysics, magnetic materials and metallurgy. In particular, the contrast variation methods allow to extract some informations that cannot be obtained by any other experimental techniques. This course is divided in two parts. The first one is devoted to the description of the principle of SANS: basics (formalism, coherent scattering/incoherent scattering, notion of elementary scatterer, form factor analysis (I(q→0, Guinier regime, intermediate regime, Porod regime, polydisperse system, structure factor analysis (2nd Virial coefficient, integral equations, characterization of aggregates, and contrast variation methods (how to create contrast in an homogeneous system, matching in ternary systems, extrapolation to zero concentration, Zero Averaged Contrast. It is illustrated by some representative examples. The second one describes the experimental aspects of SANS to guide user in its future experiments: description of SANS spectrometer, resolution of the spectrometer, optimization of

  4. Nucleation of small angle boundaries

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    Nabarro, FRN


    Full Text Available The internal stresses induced by the strain gradients in an array of lattice cells delineated by low-angle dislocation boundaries are partially relieved by the creation of new low-angle boundaries. This is shown to be a first-order transition...

  5. Relationship between the Angle of Repose and Angle of Internal ...

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    ). The angle of internal friction ... compression chambers. Lorenzen, 1957 (quoted by Mohsenin,. 1986), reported that the design of deep ... tiongiven for lateral pressure in deep bins as presented by Mohsenin. (1986). The presence of moisture ...

  6. Observations at large zenith angles

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    Schroeder, F


    Cherenkov telescope observations at zenith angles >70 deg. are capable of providing large collection areas for high energy gamma-induced air showers. In order to provide a full Monte Carlo simulation of the large zenith angle observations the air shower simulation code CORSIKA was modified to treat particles in a curved geometry. First results of studies with the stand alone telescope HEGRA CT1 are presented.

  7. The Semiotic and Conceptual Genesis of Angle (United States)

    Tanguay, Denis; Venant, Fabienne


    In the present study, we try to understand how students at the end of primary school conceive of angle: Is an angle a magnitude for them or a geometric figure, and how do they manage to coordinate the two aspects in their understanding of the concepts of angle and of angle measurement? With the aim of better grasping the way "angle" is…

  8. The qualitative criterion of transient angle stability

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    Lyu, R.; Xue, Y.; Xue, F.


    In almost all the literatures, the qualitative assessment of transient angle stability extracts the angle information of generators based on the swing curve. As the angle (or angle difference) of concern and the threshold value rely strongly on the engineering experience, the validity and robust...... that misjudgment would be taken if an angle (or angle difference) of concern departing from the concept of the controlling mode or a constant threshold value is used in the criterion....

  9. Frequency scaling for angle gathers

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    Zuberi, M. A H


    Angle gathers provide an extra dimension to analyze the velocity after migration. Space-shift and time shift-imaging conditions are two methods used to obtain angle gathers, but both are reasonably expensive. By scaling the time-lag axis of the time-shifted images, the computational cost of the time shift imaging condition can be considerably reduced. In imaging and more so Full waveform inversion, frequencydomain Helmholtz solvers are used more often to solve for the wavefields than conventional time domain extrapolators. In such cases, we do not need to extend the image, instead we scale the frequency axis of the frequency domain image to obtain the angle gathers more efficiently. Application on synthetic data demonstrate such features.

  10. Effects of slant angle and illumination angle on MTF estimations

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    Vhengani, LM


    Full Text Available these techniques have been successfully used to assess the MTF of imaging systems aboard the Ikonos, Landsat and QuickBird satellites. Laboratory experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of slant angle of the knife-edge target and the effect of light...

  11. Systematic variations in divergence angle

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    Okabe, Takuya


    Practical methods for quantitative analysis of radial and angular coordinates of leafy organs of vascular plants are presented and applied to published phyllotactic patterns of various real systems from young leaves on a shoot tip to florets on a flower head. The constancy of divergence angle is borne out with accuracy of less than a degree. It is shown that apparent fluctuations in divergence angle are in large part systematic variations caused by the invalid assumption of a fixed center and/or by secondary deformations, while random fluctuations are of minor importance.

  12. Angle independent velocity spectrum determination

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    An ultrasound imaging system (100) includes a transducer array (102) that emits an ultrasound beam and produces at least one transverse pulse-echo field that oscillates in a direction transverse to the emitted ultrasound beam and that receive echoes produced in response thereto and a spectral vel...... velocity estimator (110) that determines a velocity spectrum for flowing structure, which flows at an angle of 90 degrees and flows at angles less than 90 degrees with respect to the emitted ultrasound beam, based on the received echoes....

  13. Femoral varus: what's the angle

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    Miles, James Edward; Svalastoga, Eiliv Lars; Eriksen, Thomas

    angles were calculated using Microsoft Excel for the three previously reported techniques and a novel method, which we believed would be more reliable. Reliability between readings was assessed using the within-subject standard deviation and repeatability coefficient, and the effect of angulation...

  14. An Angle Criterion for Riesz Bases

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    Lindner, Alexander M; Bittner, B.


    We present a characterization of Riesz bases in terms ofthe angles between certain finite dimensional subspaces. Correlationsbetween the bounds of the Riesz basis and the size of the angles arederived.......We present a characterization of Riesz bases in terms ofthe angles between certain finite dimensional subspaces. Correlationsbetween the bounds of the Riesz basis and the size of the angles arederived....

  15. LHC Report: playing with angles

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    Ready (after a machine development period), steady (running), go (for a special run)!   The crossing angles are an essential feature of the machine set-up. They have to be big enough to reduce the long-range beam-beam effect. The LHC has recently enjoyed a period of steady running and managed to set a new record for “Maximum Stable Luminosity Delivered in 7 days” of 3.29 fb-1 between 29 August and 4 September. The number of bunches per beam remains pegged at 2220 because of the limitations imposed by the SPS beam dump. The bunch population is also somewhat reduced due to outgassing near one of the injection kickers at point 8. Both limitations will be addressed during the year-end technical stop, opening the way for increased performance in 2017. On 10 and 11 September, a two day machine development (MD) period took place. The MD programme included a look at the possibility of reducing the crossing angle at the high-luminosity interaction points. The crossing angles are an ess...

  16. Ocular Biometry in Angle Closure

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    Mohammad Reza Razeghinejad


    Full Text Available Purpose: To compare ocular biometric parameters in primary angle closure suspects (PACS, primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG and acute primary angle closure (APAC. Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 113 patients including 33 cases of PACS, 45 patients with PACG and 35 subjects with APAC. Central corneal thickness (CCT, axial length (AL, anterior chamber depth (ACD and lens thickness (LT were measured with an ultrasonic biometer. Lens-axial length factor (LAF, relative lens position, corrected ACD (CACD and corrected lens position were calculated. The parameters were measured bilaterally but only data from the right eyes were compared. In the APAC group, biometric parameters were also compared between affected and unaffected fellow eyes. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify risk factors. Results: No statistically significant difference was observed in biometric parameters between PACS and PACG eyes, or between affected and fellow eyes in the APAC group (P>0.05 for all comparisons. However, eyes with APAC had thicker cornea (P=0.001, thicker lens (P<0.0001, shallower ACD (P=0.009, shallower CACD (P=0.003 and larger LAF (P<0.0001. Based on ROC curve analysis, lower ACD, and larger LT, LAF and CCT values were associated with APAC. In the APAC group, LAF (P<0.0001 and CCT (P=0.001 were significant risk factors. Conclusion: This study revealed no significant difference in biometric characteristics in eyes with PACS and PACG. However, larger LAF and CCT were predictive of APAC.

  17. Small angle scattering and polymers

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    Cotton, J.P. [Laboratoire Leon Brillouin (LLB) - Centre d`Etudes de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)


    The determination of polymer structure is a problem of interest for both statistical physics and industrial applications. The average polymer structure is defined. Then, it is shown why small angle scattering, associated with isotopic substitution, is very well suited to the measurement of the chain conformation. The corresponding example is the old, but pedagogic, measurement of the chain form factor in the polymer melt. The powerful contrast variation method is illustrated by a recent determination of the concentration profile of a polymer interface. (author) 12 figs., 48 refs.

  18. The Q-angle and sport

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    Hahn, Thomas; Foldspang, Anders


    Quadriceps muscle contraction tends to straighten the Q angle. We expected that sports comprising a high amount of quadriceps training could be associated with low Q angles. The aim of the present study was to estimate the Q angle in athletes and to investigate its potential associations with par......Quadriceps muscle contraction tends to straighten the Q angle. We expected that sports comprising a high amount of quadriceps training could be associated with low Q angles. The aim of the present study was to estimate the Q angle in athletes and to investigate its potential associations...... with participation in sport. Three hundred and thirty-nine athletes had their Q angle measured. The mean of right-side Q angles was higher than left side, and the mean Q angle was higher in women than in men. The Q angle was positively associated with years of jogging, and negatively with years of soccer, swimming...... and sports participation at all. It is concluded that the use of Q angle measurements is questionable....

  19. Wafer scale oblique angle plasma etching

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    Burckel, David Bruce; Jarecki, Jr., Robert L.; Finnegan, Patrick Sean


    Wafer scale oblique angle etching of a semiconductor substrate is performed in a conventional plasma etch chamber by using a fixture that supports a multiple number of separate Faraday cages. Each cage is formed to include an angled grid surface and is positioned such that it will be positioned over a separate one of the die locations on the wafer surface when the fixture is placed over the wafer. The presence of the Faraday cages influences the local electric field surrounding each wafer die, re-shaping the local field to be disposed in alignment with the angled grid surface. The re-shaped plasma causes the reactive ions to follow a linear trajectory through the plasma sheath and angled grid surface, ultimately impinging the wafer surface at an angle. The selected geometry of the Faraday cage angled grid surface thus determines the angle at with the reactive ions will impinge the wafer.

  20. The paediatric Bohler's angle and crucial angle of Gissane: a case series

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    Crawford Haemish A


    Full Text Available Abstract Background Bohler's angle and the crucial angle of Gissane can be used to assess calcaneal fractures. While the normal adult values of these angles are widely known, the normal paediatric values have not yet been established. Our aim is to investigate Bohler's angle and the crucial angle of Gissane in a paediatric population and establish normal paediatric reference values. Method We measured Bohler's angle and the crucial angle of Gissane using normal plain ankle radiographs of 763 patients from birth to 14 years of age completed over a five year period from July 2003 to June 2008. Results In our paediatric study group, the mean Bohler's angle was 35.2 degrees and the mean crucial angle of Gissane was 111.3 degrees. In an adult comparison group, the mean Bohler's angle was 39.2 degrees and the mean crucial angle of Gissane was 113.8 degrees. The differences in Bohler's angle and the crucial angle of Gissane between these two groups were statistically significant. Conclusion We have presented the normal values of Bohler's angle and the crucial angle of Gissane in a paediatric population. These values may provide a useful comparison to assist with the management of the paediatric calcaneal fracture.

  1. Large neutrino mixing angles in unified theories (United States)

    Babu, K. S.; Barr, S. M.


    Typically in unified theories the neutrino mixing angles, like the Cabibbo-Kobayashi-Maskawa (CKM) angles of the quarks, are related to the small mass ratios between fermions of different generations and are therefore quite small. A new approach for explaining the intergenerational mass hierarchies is proposed here which, while giving small CKM angles, naturally leads to neutrino angles of order unity. Such large mixing angles may be required for a resolution of the atmospheric neutrino anomaly and may also be relevant for the solar neutrino puzzle. The mechanism presented here provides a framework in which novel approaches to the fermion mass question can arise. In particular, within this framework a variant of the texture idea allows highly predictive models to be constructed, an illustrative example of which is given. It is shown how the neutrino mixing angles may be completely determined in such schemes.

  2. Direct angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy and ...

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    Keywords. Condensed matter physics; high-c superconductivity; electronic properties; photoemission spectroscopy; angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy; cuprates; films; strain; pulsed laser deposition.

  3. Miniature Angle Measuring Interferometer (MIAMI) (United States)

    Bauer, Robert J.

    The miniature Angle Measuring Interferometer (MIAMI) is a compact laser interferometer that was developed by Ball to satisfy the sensor needs of various pointing and tracking applications. These include: (1) attitude sensing for fast-steering mirrors and other optical elements, (2) structural monitoring and control for optical benches and other structures requiring micro-positioning, and (3) high-precision encoders for use in measuring the angular position of gimballed payloads and drives. MIAMI is constructed from off-the-shelf optical elements, using the inherent precision of the optical faces for alignment when feasible. In the present configuration, the laser light makes eight passes between the sensor head and the retroreflective target, amplifying the sensitivity of this device by a factor of eight. The interference of the two laser beams create fringe patterns, and the separation between fringes is equivalent to one wavelength of laser light (0.6328 micrometers). MIAMI uses interpolation to further subdivide each fringe spacing by a factor of 8 or 16, depending on configuration. MIAMI exhibits excellent performance characteristics, Its angular resolution is 175 nanoradians, and it achieves this with incremental data rates exceeding 5 MHz. MIAMI can accommodate rapid slew rates (greater than 50 deg/sec) and large angular travel (greater than +/- 20 deg). When used as a linear calibration sensor, MIAMI is capable of approxiamtely 10 nanometer linear resolution. The compact design (approximately 5 cubic in.) and light weight (approximately 8 oz) for the sensor head optics make it a very attractive candidate for space sensor applications.

  4. Anterior Segment Imaging for Angle Closure. (United States)

    Chansangpetch, Sunee; Rojanapongpun, Prin; Lin, Shan C


    To summarize the role of anterior segment imaging (AS-imaging) in angle closure diagnosis and management, and the possible advantages over the current standard of gonioscopy. Literature review and perspective. Review of the pertinent publications with interpretation and perspective in relation to the use of AS-imaging in angle closure assessment focusing on anterior segment optical coherence tomography and ultrasound biomicroscopy. Several limitations have been encountered with the reference standard of gonioscopy for angle assessment. AS-imaging has been shown to have performance in angle closure detection compared to gonioscopy. Also, imaging has greater reproducibility and serves as better documentation for long-term follow-up than conventional gonioscopy. The qualitative and quantitative information obtained from AS-imaging enables better understanding of the underlying mechanisms of angle closure and provides useful parameters for risk assessment and possible prediction of the response to laser and surgical intervention. The latest technologies-including 3-dimensional imaging-have allowed for the assessment of the angle that simulates the gonioscopic view. These advantages suggest that AS-imaging has a potential to be a reference standard for the diagnosis and monitoring of angle closure disease in the future. Although gonioscopy remains the primary method of angle assessment, AS-imaging has an increasing role in angle closure screening and management. The test should be integrated into clinical practice as an adjunctive tool for angle assessment. It is arguable that AS-imaging should be considered first-line screening for patients at risk for angle closure. Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Sharper angle, higher risk? The effect of cutting angle on knee mechanics in invasion sport athletes. (United States)

    Schreurs, Mervin J; Benjaminse, Anne; Lemmink, Koen A P M


    Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) at maximum speed. 3D kinematics and kinetics were collected. To determine differences across cutting angles (45°, 90°, 135° and 180°) and sex (female, male), a 4×2 repeated measures ANOVA was conducted followed by post hoc comparisons (Bonferroni) with alpha level set at α≤0.05a priori. At all cutting angles, males showed greater knee flexion angles than females (pcutting angles with no differences in the amount of knee flexion -42.53°±8.95°, females decreased their knee flexion angle from -40.6°±7.2° when cutting at 45° to -36.81°±9.10° when cutting at 90°, 135° and 180° (pcutting towards sharper angles (pcutting angles and then stabilized compared to the 45° cutting angle (pcutting to sharper angles (pcutting angles demand different knee kinematics and kinetics. Sharper cutting angles place the knee more at risk. However, females and males handle this differently, which has implications for injury prevention. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  6. A Climbing Class' Reinvention of Angles (United States)

    Fyhn, Anne Birgitte


    A previous study shows how a twelve-year-old girl discovers angles in her narrative from a climbing trip. Based on this research, the girl's class takes part in one day of climbing and half a day of follow-up work at school. The students mathematise their climbing with respect to angles and they express themselves in texts and drawings. Their…

  7. Acute angle closure glaucoma following ileostomy surgery

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    Mariana Meirelles Lopes


    Full Text Available Angle-closure glaucoma can be induced by drugs that may cause pupillary dilatation. We report a case of a patient that developed bilateral angle closure glaucoma after an ileostomy surgery because of systemic atropine injection. This case report highlights the importance of a fast ophthalmologic evaluation in diseases with ocular involvement in order to make accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatments.

  8. Nasolabial angle: a perception of treatment needs. (United States)

    Sukhia, Rashna Hoshang; Sukhia, Hoshang Rumi; Fida, Mubassar; Khan, Munizeh


    The nasolabial angle holds a very important position in the treatment planning process for an orthodontic case, especially in today's soft tissue paradigm. This study was therefore conducted to compare the mean preference scores for orthodontic treatment need considering the nasolabial angle among orthodontists, orthodontic patients and their parents.

  9. Solid angles III. The role of conformers in solid angle calculations

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    White, D


    Full Text Available The values of the solid angles Omega for a range of commonly encountered ligands in organometallic chemistry (phosphines, phosphites, amines, arsines and cyclopentadienyl rings) have been determined. The solid angles were derived from a single...

  10. Modified angle's classification for primary dentition

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    Kaushik Narendra Chandranee


    Full Text Available Aim: This study aims to propose a modification of Angle's classification for primary dentition and to assess its applicability in children from Central India, Nagpur. Methods: Modification in Angle's classification has been proposed for application in primary dentition. Small roman numbers i/ii/iii are used for primary dentition notation to represent Angle's Class I/II/III molar relationships as in permanent dentition, respectively. To assess applicability of modified Angle's classification a cross-sectional preschool 2000 children population from central India; 3–6 years of age residing in Nagpur metropolitan city of Maharashtra state were selected randomly as per the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: Majority 93.35% children were found to have bilateral Class i followed by 2.5% bilateral Class ii and 0.2% bilateral half cusp Class iii molar relationships as per the modified Angle's classification for primary dentition. About 3.75% children had various combinations of Class ii relationships and 0.2% children were having Class iii subdivision relationship. Conclusions: Modification of Angle's classification for application in primary dentition has been proposed. A cross-sectional investigation using new classification revealed various 6.25% Class ii and 0.4% Class iii molar relationships cases in preschool children population in a metropolitan city of Nagpur. Application of the modified Angle's classification to other population groups is warranted to validate its routine application in clinical pediatric dentistry.

  11. Why does acute primary angle closure happen? Potential risk factors for acute primary angle closure. (United States)

    Zhang, Xiulan; Liu, Yaoming; Wang, Wei; Chen, Shida; Li, Fei; Huang, Wenbin; Aung, Tin; Wang, Ningli

    Acute primary angle closure is an ocular emergency and requires immediate management to avoid blindness. Narrow anterior chamber angle, advanced age, female gender, and Asian ethnic background are considered risk factors for acute primary angle closure. The predictive power of these factors is, however, relatively poor, and many questions remain unanswered because acute primary angle closure eventually develops in only a relatively small proportion of anatomically predisposed eyes. We summarize the potential roles of various factors in the pathogenesis of acute primary angle closure. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Computing angle of arrival of radio signals (United States)

    Borchardt, John J.; Steele, David K.


    Various technologies pertaining to computing angle of arrival of radio signals are described. A system that is configured for computing the angle of arrival of a radio signal includes a cylindrical sheath wrapped around a cylindrical object, where the cylindrical sheath acts as a ground plane. The system further includes a plurality of antennas that are positioned about an exterior surface of the cylindrical sheath, and receivers respectively coupled to the antennas. The receivers output measurements pertaining to the radio signal. A processing circuit receives the measurements and computes the angle of arrival of the radio signal based upon the measurements.

  13. Branes at angles from worldvolume actions

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    Reza Abbaspur


    Full Text Available We investigate possible stable configurations of two arbitrary branes at general angles using the dynamics of DBI+WZ action. The analysis naturally reveals two types of solutions which we identify as the “marginal” and “non-marginal” configurations. We characterize possible configurations of a pair of identical or non-identical branes in either of these two classes by specifying their proper intersection rules and allowed intersection angles. We also perform a partial analysis of configurations with multiple angles of a system of asymptotically flat curved branes.

  14. Residual Angle Closure One Year After Laser Peripheral Iridotomy in Primary Angle Closure Suspects. (United States)

    Baskaran, Mani; Yang, Elizabeth; Trikha, Sameer; Kumar, Rajesh S; Wong, Hon Tym; He, Mingguang; Chew, Paul T K; Foster, Paul J; Friedman, David; Aung, Tin


    To determine the incidence and baseline clinical and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) predictors associated with residual angle closure as assessed by gonioscopy 1 year after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) in primary angle closure suspects (PACS). Subanalysis of randomized controlled trial data. AS-OCT images from 181 PACS subjects ≥50 years of age were analyzed using customized software before and 1 year after LPI. Other parameters assessed were intraocular pressure (IOP) and axial length (Axl). Residual angle closure was defined as the inability to see the posterior trabecular meshwork for at least 2 quadrants on gonioscopy after LPI. Multivariate regression analysis determined the baseline predictors of residual angle closure 1 year after LPI. The mean age of participants was 62.4 (standard deviation 9.9) years. The majority were female (137, 75.7%) and Chinese (174, 96.1%). At 1 year post LPI, 148 (81.8%) subjects had gonioscopic residual angle closure. Univariate analysis showed that baseline Axl, anterior chamber area, anterior chamber volume, angle opening distance at 750 μm from the scleral spur, and angle recess area were smaller while baseline lens vault and iris curvature were larger in residual angle closure subjects (all P angle closure. One year after LPI, >80% of PACS had gonioscopic residual angle closure. Greater baseline iris volume and higher IOP at baseline are independent risk factors for residual gonioscopic angle closure. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. Intermittent acute angle closure glaucoma and chronic angle closure following topiramate use with plateau iris configuration

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    Full Text Available Lamise Z Rajjoub, Nisha Chadha, David A Belyea Department of Ophthalmology, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA Abstract: This is a case report describing recurrent intermittent acute angle closure episodes in the setting of topiramate use in a female suffering from migraines. Despite laser peripheral iridotomy placement for the pupillary block component, and the discontinuation of topiramate, the acute angle closure did not resolve in the left eye with chronic angle closure and the patient required urgent trabeculectomy. The right eye responded to laser peripheral iridotomy immediately and further improved after the cessation of topiramate. While secondary angle closure glaucoma due to topiramate use has been widely reported, its effects in patients with underlying primary angle closure glaucoma have not been discussed. Our report highlights the importance of recognizing the often multifactorial etiology of angle closure glaucoma to help guide clinical management. Keywords: angle closure glaucoma, plateau iris, topiramate, secondary glaucoma, drug-induced glaucoma

  16. A Modified Wide Angle Parabolic Wave Equation (United States)

    St. Mary, Donald F.; Lee, Ding; Botseas, George


    We demonstrate the implicit finite difference discretization of a higher order parabolic-like partial differential equation approximating the reduced wave equation in the far field and show that the discretization is unconditionally stable. We discuss a method of associating an angle of dispersion with parabolic approximations, present an example which can be used to compare methods on the basis of dispersion angle, and make comparisons among well-known methods and the new method.

  17. Generalized Euler Angles Viewed as Spherical Coordinates


    Brezov, Danail; Mladenova, Clementina; Mladenov, Ivaïlo


    Here we develop a specific factorization technique for rotations in $\\mathbb{R}^3$ into five factors about two or three fixed axes. Although not always providing the most efficient solution, the method allows for avoiding gimbal lock singularities and decouples the dependence on the invariant axis ${\\bf n}$ and the angle $\\phi$ of the compound rotation. In particular, the solutions in the classical Euler setting are given directly by the angle of rotation $\\phi$ and the coordinate...

  18. Biomechanical analysis of mandibular angle fractures. (United States)

    Kimsal, Julie; Baack, Bret; Candelaria, Lionel; Khraishi, Tariq; Lovald, Scott


    Clinical evidence has suggested that minimal fixation can reduce complications of mandibular angle fractures, though no detailed biomechanical model has yet explored this unique and somewhat unexpected finding. The current study uses finite element analysis to biomechanically evaluate different fixation schemes used to fixate mandibular angle fractures. Three fixation scenarios were considered: a single tension band at the superior mandibular border, a single bicortical angle compression plate at the inferior border and the tension band and bicortical plate used together. The dual plate model incurred the lowest von Mises stresses in the plates and the lowest principal strain in the callus. The tension band model observed the highest plate and screw von Mises stresses, but had fracture-site callus strain near to that of the dual plate model. The bicortical angle compression plate model observed the highest fracture-site callus strain. The results from this study support the use of the single tension band configuration as a less invasive fixation approach to fractures of the mandibular angle. This is the first known study to explore and confirm clinical observations of angle fracture fixation outcomes with a detailed biomechanical modeling methodology. Copyright © 2011 American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Comparative biometric study between plateau iris configuration and primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle. (United States)

    Diniz Filho, Alberto; Cronemberger, Sebastião; Mérula, Rafael Vidal; Calixto, Nassim


    To investigate biometrically the differences between plateau iris configuration (PIC) eyes and primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle eyes. A comparative study involving a case series with 20 eyes of 11 plateau iris configuration patients and 45 eyes of 27 primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle eyes patients was done. The following measurements were taken: corneal curvature, central corneal thickness, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness (LT), axial length (AL), lens thickness and axial length ratio, lens position (LP) and relative lens position (RLP). The plateau iris configuration eyes presented a higher corneal cuvature value than primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle eyes eyes but not with clinical and statistical difference (P=0.090). The plateau iris configuration eyes demonstrated a higher central corneal thickness, with statistical significance, when compared to primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle eyes (P=0.010). Statistical significant difference between plateau iris configuration and primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle eyes was found in axial length (21.69 +/- 0.98 vs. 22.42 +/- 0.89; P=0.003). No significant difference was found when anterior chamber depth (2.62 +/- 0.23 vs. 2.71 +/- 0.31; P=0.078), LT (4.67 +/- 0.36 vs. 4.69 +/- 0.45; P=0.975), LT/AL (2.16 +/- 0.17 vs. 2.10 +/- 0.21; P=0.569), LP (4.95 +/- 0.25 vs. 5.06 +/- 0.34; P=0.164) and RLP (0.23 +/- 0.01 vs. 0.22 +/- 0.14; P=0.348) were evaluated. The eyes with plateau iris configuration presented statistical significantly shorter axial length and higher central corneal thickness than primary open angle glaucoma with narrow angle eyes.

  20. A new method for measurement of occipitocervical angle by occiput-C3 angle. (United States)

    Kunakornsawat, Sombat; Pluemvitayaporn, Tinnakorn; Pruttikul, Pritsanai; Punpichet, Suppachai; Piyasakulkaew, Chaiwat; Arirachakaran, Alisara; Kongtharvonskul, Jatupon


    The description of the measurement technique of the posterior occiput-third cervical spine (OC3) angle-before performing occipitocervical fusion is still controversial. Setting an appropriate alignment in occipitocervical instrumentation is important for successful fixation surgery. Several methods were used for quantifying occipitocervical alignment on the lateral radiograph. This study was performed to describe a measurement technique of OC3 angle and comparing reliability and reproducibility in the measurement of occipitocervical angle with previous method. The purpose of this study was to determine the best technique for assessing this angle. Three hundred and twenty-six lateral cervical spine radiographs from volunteers without spinal disorder were taken in neutral position and collected from June 2011 to December 2012. Analysis consisted of measurement of the OC3 angle and posterior occipitocervical angle. Inter- and intra-observer reliabilities were assessed using limit agreement test. The mean OC3 angle measurements were approximately 107 (94-120) degrees. Intra- and inter-observer error assessed by 95% limit agreement was approximately ±5.5 and ±7.5, while the POCA measurements were approximately 108 (94-120) degrees. Intra- and inter-observer error assessed by 95% limit agreement was approximately ±13.3 and ±18.2. The OC3 angle measurement is a simple method, good inter- and intra-observer reliabilities to measure of the occipitocervical angle. That can be useful to setting the patient's position and facilitate confirmation of the occipitocervical neutral position during occipitocervical fusion.

  1. Complications and Reoperations in Mandibular Angle Fractures. (United States)

    Chen, Collin L; Zenga, Joseph; Patel, Ruchin; Branham, Gregory


    Mandible angle fractures can be repaired in a variety of ways, with no consensus on the outcomes of complications and reoperation rates. To analyze patient, injury, and surgical factors, including approach to the angle and plating technique, associated with postoperative complications, as well as the rate of reoperation with regard to mandible angle fractures. Retrospective cohort study analyzing the surgical outcomes of patients with mandible angle fractures between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2015, who underwent open reduction and internal fixation. Patients were eligible if they were aged 18 years or older, had 3 or less mandible fractures with 1 involving the mandibular angle, and had adequate follow-up data. Patients with comminuted angle fractures, bilateral angle fractures, and multiple surgical approaches were excluded. A total of 135 patients were included in the study. All procedures were conducted at a single, large academic hospital located in an urban setting. Major complications and reoperation rates. Major complications included in this study were nonunion, malunion, severe malocclusion, severe infection, and exposed hardware. Of 135 patients 113 (83.7%) were men; median age was 29 years (range, 18-82 years). Eighty-seven patients (64.4%) underwent the transcervical approach and 48 patients (35.6%) received the transoral approach. Fifteen (17.2%) patients in the transcervical group and 9 (18.8%) patients in the transoral group experienced major complications (difference, 1%; 95% CI, -8% to 10%). Thirteen (14.9%) patients in the transcervical group and 8 (16.7%) patients in the transoral group underwent reoperations (difference, 2%; 95% CI, -13% to 17%). Active smoking had a significant effect on the rate of major complications (odds ratio, 4.04; 95% CI, 1.07 to 15.34; P = .04). During repair of noncomminuted mandibular angle fractures, both of the commonly used approaches-transcervical and transoral-can be used during treatment with equal


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    Pragati Garg


    Full Text Available PURPOSE To assess the association of thyroid profile with open angle glaucoma. DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. MATERIAL AND METHOD 128 cases of diagnosed thyroid disorder were enrolled. 5 cases dropped out. Ocular examination included applanation tonometry, stereoscopic optic disc photography, and automated perimetry. Correlative association of thyroid disorder and open angle glaucoma was assessed. RESULTS Of 123 patients of thyroid disorder, 87.8% had hypothyroidism and remaining 12.2% had hyperthyroidism. 15.74% of hypothyroidism and 20% of hyperthyroidism patients had open angle glaucoma, which was statistically significant (Pearson chi-square: Value=6.548, df=2, p=0.040. On multivariate analysis with other risk factors like female sex, family history of glaucoma, myopia, hypertension, and diabetes; it was found that hypothyroidism is an independent risk factor for open angle glaucoma. CONCLUSION All patients having thyroid disorder should be investigated for early diagnosis of open angle glaucoma so that if need be antiglaucoma treatment is started at the earliest and the eye maybe saved from any further deterioration.

  3. Lateral angle and cranial base sexual dimorphism

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    Duquesnel Mana, Mathilde; Adalian, Pascal; Lynnerup, Niels


    SUMMARY: Previous studies have yielded very different results in sex estimation based on measurements of the lateral angle (LA) of the temporal bone. The purpose of this study was to, first, investigate if the bad results obtained by the LA method could be due to the methodology and then, second......, to examine sexual dimorphism in the relationship between the lateral angle and cranial base shape. The lateral angle method was tested using a forensic sample of 102 CT scans of the head with known sex. We measured the angle using two methods: measurements directly on the CT slide, the method usually applied...... the direct measurements. The mean angle was greater in females (48.2° ± 7.2°) than in males (45.38° ±8.06°) but the difference was not significant (t-test, p = 0.063). A statistically significant difference in cranial base shape existed between the two sexes, but the results also demonstrated a major overlap...

  4. Neck Flexion Angle Estimation during Walking

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    Duc Cong Dang


    Full Text Available Neck pain is recently known as the fourth leading cause of disability and the number of patients is apparently increasing. By analyzing the effect of gravitational force on inertial sensor attached to the neck, this study aims to investigate the head flexion posture during walking. The estimated angle is compared with the craniovertebral angle which is measured with an optical tracker. A total of twenty subjects with no history of neck pain or discomfort were examined by walking on the treadmill inside the working range of an optical tracker. In our laboratory settings, the neck flexion angle (NFA may have a linear relationship with the craniovertebral angle (CVA in both static case and constant speed walking case. Therefore, inertial sensor, which is lightweight, low cost, and especially free in movement, can be used instead of a camera system. Our proposed estimation method shows its flexibility and gives a result with the mean of absolute error of estimated neck angle varying from 0.48 to 0.58 degrees, which is small enough to use in applications.

  5. Graphene spin valve: An angle sensor

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    Iqbal, Muhammad Zahir, E-mail: [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23640, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan); Hussain, Ghulam [Faculty of Engineering Sciences, GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi 23640, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan); Siddique, Salma [Department of Bioscience & Biotechnology, Sejong University, Seoul 143-747 (Korea, Republic of); Iqbal, Muhammad Waqas [Department of Physics, Riphah Institute of Computing and Applied Sciences (RICAS), Riphah International University, Lahore (Pakistan)


    Graphene spin valves can be optimized for various spintronic applications by tuning the associated experimental parameters. In this work, we report the angle dependent magnetoresistance (MR) in graphene spin valve for different orientations of applied magnetic field (B). The switching points of spin valve signals show a clear shift towards higher B for each increasing angle of the applied field, thus sensing the response for respective orientation of the magnetic field. The angular variation of B shifts the switching points from ±95 G to ±925 G as the angle is varied from 0° to 90° at 300 K. The observed shifts in switching points become more pronounced (±165 G to ±1450 G) at 4.2 K for similar orientation. A monotonic increase in MR ratio is observed as the angle of magnetic field is varied in the vertical direction at 300 K and 4.2 K temperatures. This variation of B (from 0° to 90°) increases the magnitude of MR ratio from ∼0.08% to ∼0.14% at 300 K, while at 4.2 K it progresses to ∼0.39% from ∼0.14%. The sensitivity related to angular variation of such spin valve structure can be employed for angle sensing applications.

  6. Precision measurements of the CKM angle gamma

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    The level of CP-violation permitted within the Standard Model cannot account for the matter dominated universe in which we live. Within the Standard Model the CKM matrix, which describes the quark couplings, is expected to be unitary. By making precise measurements of the CKM matrix parameters new physics models can be constrained, or with sufficient precision the effects of physics beyond the standard model might become apparent. The CKM angle gamma is the least well known angle of the unitarity triangle. It is the only angle easily accessible at tree-level, and furthermore has almost no theoretical uncertainties. Therefore it provides an invaluable Standard Model benchmark against which other new physics sensitive tests of the CP-violation can be made. I will discuss recent measurements of gamma using the the Run 1 LHCb dataset, which improve our knowledge of this key parameter.

  7. Data for phase angle shift with frequency

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    T. Paul


    Full Text Available Phase angle shift between the current and voltage with frequency has been reported for a single phosphoric acid fuel cell in the cell temperature from 100 °C to 160 °C and the humidifier temperature from 40 °C to 90 °C. An electrochemical workbench is employed to find the shift. The figure of phase angle shift shows a peak in high humidifier temperatures. The peak in phase angle shift directs to lower frequency side with decreasing humidifier temperature. The estimation of electrochemical reaction time is also evaluated in the humidifier temperature zone from 50 °C to 90 °C.

  8. Anatomic predictors for anterior chamber angle opening after laser peripheral iridotomy in narrow angle eyes. (United States)

    Huang, Guofu; Gonzalez, Eduardo; Lee, Roland; Osmonavic, Senad; Leeungurasatien, Thidarat; He, Mingguang; Lin, Shan C


    To investigate anterior chamber parameters and biometric factors associated with degree of angle opening after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) for narrow angles. In this prospective cohort study, patients with narrow angles who were scheduled for LPI were recruited. Anterior chamber parameters by anterior segment coherence tomography (ASOCT) under dark conditions were compared before and after LPI. Only the right eye was used for analysis if both eyes were eligible. Measurements performed by customized software included anterior chamber depth, iris area, angle opening distance at 500 µm (AOD500) anterior to the scleral spur, iris thickness at 750 µm from sclera spur (IT750), trabecular-iris space area 500 (TISA500), and iris curvature (I-Curv). Univariate and multiple regression analyses were performed to determine the predictive factors of angle opening after LPI. Eighty-one patients with narrow angles were prospectively recruited in this study. The AOD500 increased significantly from 0.128 ± 0.081 mm (before) to 0.209 ± 0.087 mm (after) in the nasal quadrant, and from 0.103 ± 0.067 mm (before) to 0.197 ± 0.071 mm (after) in the temporal quadrant (p iris area (standardized β = -0.292, p = 0.015). In this hospital-based study on the results of LPI for narrow angle subjects, statistically significant independent predictors of anterior chamber angle widening after LPI were older age, smaller iris area, and steeper iris.

  9. Understanding Angle and Angle Measure: A Design-Based Research Study Using Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning (United States)

    Crompton, Helen


    Mobile technologies are quickly becoming tools found in the educational environment. The researchers in this study use a form of mobile learning to support students in learning about angle concepts. Design-based research is used in this study to develop an empirically-substantiated local instruction theory about students' develop of angle and…

  10. Sharper angle, higher risk? The effect of cutting angle on knee mechanics in invasion sport athletes

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    Schreurs, Mervin J.; Benjaminse, Anne; Lemmink, Koen A. P. M.


    Introduction: Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. Material and methods: 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45°, 90°,

  11. Small angle neutron scattering and small angle X-ray scattering ...

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    Abstract. The morphology of carbon nanofoam samples comprising platinum nanopar- ticles dispersed in the matrix was characterized by small angle neutron scattering (SANS) and small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) techniques. Results show that the structure of pores of carbon matrix exhibits a mass (pore) fractal nature ...

  12. Using Digital Technology to See Angles from Different Angles. Part 2: Openings and Turns (United States)

    Host, Erin; Baynham, Emily; McMaster, Heather


    Ever wondered how to use technology to teach angles? This article follows on from an earlier article published last year, providing a range of ideas for integrating technology and concrete materials with the teaching of angle concepts. The authors also provide a comprehensive list of free online games and learning objects that can be used to teach…

  13. Sharper angle, higher risk? : The effect of cutting angle on knee mechanics in invasion sport athletes

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    Schreurs, Mervin J; Benjaminse, Anne; Lemmink, Koen A P M


    INTRODUCTION: Cutting is an important skill in team-sports, but unfortunately is also related to non-contact ACL injuries. The purpose was to examine knee kinetics and kinematics at different cutting angles. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 13 males and 16 females performed cuts at different angles (45°, 90°,

  14. The contact angle in inviscid fluid mechanics

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    R. Narasimhan (Krishtel eMaging) 1461 1996 Oct 15 13:05:22

    have been imposed. It is our contention that these cannot be classical solutions to the classical field equations since classical solutions do not permit the imposition of a contact angle condition. It is suggested that these 'solutions' belong to an improperly defined class of 'weak-type solutions', in the sense that they attempt to ...

  15. The contact angle in inviscid fluid mechanics

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    We show that in general, the specification of a contact angle condition at the contact line in inviscid fluid motions is incompatible with the classical field equations and boundary conditions generally applicable to them. The limited conditions under which such a specification is permissible are derived;however, these include ...

  16. Haematological Parameters in Open Angle Glaucoma Patients ...

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    There have been relationships between inflammatory cell count and glaucoma. Eosinophils have inverse relationship with steroids which is used to induce ocular hypertension. Here we compare hematological parameters for a group of 68 chronic open-angle glaucoma (OAG) patients and a non-glaucomatous group of 71.

  17. Association between Bolton discrepancy and Angle malocclusions

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    Rodrigo Hermont CANÇADO


    Full Text Available This study aimed to assess and compare the overall and anterior ratios of tooth size discrepancies in all Angle malocclusion groups. The following null hypothesis (H0 was tested: no difference between tooth size discrepancies (overall and anterior would be observed among Angle malocclusion groups. The sample comprised of 711 pre-orthodontic treatment study casts of Brazilian patients with a mean age of 17.42 years selected from private practices in Brazil. The casts were divided into 3 groups according to the type of malocclusion: Class I (n = 321, Class II (n = 324, and Class III patients (n = 66. The measurement of the greatest mesiodistal width of the teeth was performed using a centesimal precision digital caliper directly on the study casts, from the distal surface of the left first molar to the distal surface of the right first molar. The overall and anterior ratios between the maxillary and mandibular teeth were evaluated using Bolton’s method. The following statistical tests were applied: chi-square, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA. Results showed that all Angle malocclusions groups exhibited a ratio compatible with those recommended by Bolton. With respect to the overall and anterior ratios among the malocclusion groups, no statistically significant differences were found. The null hypothesis was accepted because the results showed no differences in the overall and anterior ratios of tooth size discrepancies among different Angle malocclusion groups.

  18. Camber Angle Inspection for Vehicle Wheel Alignments

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    Jieh-Shian Young


    Full Text Available This paper introduces an alternative approach to the camber angle measurement for vehicle wheel alignment. Instead of current commercial approaches that apply computation vision techniques, this study aims at realizing a micro-control-unit (MCU-based camber inspection system with a 3-axis accelerometer. We analyze the precision of the inspection system for the axis misalignments of the accelerometer. The results show that the axes of the accelerometer can be aligned to the axes of the camber inspection system imperfectly. The calibrations that can amend these axis misalignments between the camber inspection system and the accelerometer are also originally proposed since misalignments will usually happen in fabrications of the inspection systems. During camber angle measurements, the x-axis or z-axis of the camber inspection system and the wheel need not be perfectly aligned in the proposed approach. We accomplished two typical authentic camber angle measurements. The results show that the proposed approach is applicable with a precision of ± 0.015 ∘ and therefore facilitates the camber measurement process without downgrading the precision by employing an appropriate 3-axis accelerometer. In addition, the measured results of camber angles can be transmitted via the medium such as RS232, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

  19. The resection angle in apical surgery

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    von Arx, Thomas; Janner, Simone F M; Jensen, Simon S


    study, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans were taken before and 1 year after apical surgery to measure the angle of the resection plane relative to the longitudinal axis of the root. Further, the surgical depth (distance from the buccal cortex to the most lingual/palatal point of the resection...

  20. Wind Turbine Blade with Angled Girders

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    The present invention relates to a reinforced blade for a wind turbine, particularly to a blade having a new arrangement of two or more girders in the blade, wherein each of the girders is connected to the upper part and the lower part of the shell and forms an angle with another girder thereby...... strengthening the shell against transverse shear distortion....

  1. Prediction of ultrasonic properties from grain angle (United States)

    M.F. Kabir


    The ultrasonic properties of rubber wood were evaluated in three main symmetry axes – longitudinal (L), radial (R) and tangential direction and also at an angle rotating from the symmetry axes at different moisture content. The ultrasonic velocity were determined with a commercial ultrasonic tester of 45 kHz pulsed longitudinal waves. The experimental results were...

  2. Experimental Validation of the Invariance of Electrowetting Contact Angle Saturation

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    Chevalliot, S.; Dhindsa, M.; Kuiper, S.; Heikenfeld, J.


    Basic electrowetting theory predicts that a continued increase in applied voltage will allow contact angle modulation to zero degrees. In practice, the effect of contact angle saturation has always been observed to limit the contact angle modulation, often only down to a contact angle of 60 to 70°.

  3. Linkage studies in primary open angle glaucoma

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    Avramopoulos, D.; Grigoriadu, M. [Institute of Child Health, Athens (Greece); Kitsos, G. [Univ. Eye Clinic of Ioannina (Greece)] [and others


    Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness worldwide. The majority of glaucoma is associated with an open, normal appearing anterior chamber angle and is termed primary open angle glaucoma (POAG, MIM 137760). It is characterized by elevated intraocular pressure and onset in middle age or later. A subset of POAG with juvenile onset has recently been linked to chromosome 1q in two families with autosomal dominant inheritance. Eleven pedigrees with autosomal dominant POG (non-juvenile-onset) have been identified in Epirus, Greece. In the present study DNA samples have been collected from 50 individuals from one large pedigree, including 12 affected individuals. Preliminary results of linkage analysis with chromosome 1 microsatellites using the computer program package LINKAGE Version 5.1 showed no linkage with the markers previously linked to juvenile-onset POAG. Further linkage analysis is being pursued, and the results will be presented.

  4. Exclusive Backward-Angle Omega Meson Electroproduction

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    Wenliang, Li [Univ. of Regina, Regina, SK (Canada)


    Exclusive meson electroproduction at different squared four-momenta of the exchanged virtual photon, Q2 , and at different four-momentum transfers, t and u, can be used to probe QCD's transition from hadronic degrees of freedom at the long distance scale to quark-gluon degrees of freedom at the short distance scale. Backward-angle meson electroproduction was previously ignored, but is anticipated to offer complimentary information to conventional forward-angle meson electroproduction studies on nucleon structure. This work is a pioneering study of backward-angle ω cross sections through the exclusive 1H(e, e'p)ω reaction using the missing mass reconstruction technique. The extracted cross sections are separated into the transverse (T), longitudinal (L), and LT, TT interference terms. The analyzed data were part of experiment E01-004 (Fπ-2), which used 2.6-5.2 GeV electron beams and HMS+SOS spectrometers in Jefferson Lab Hall C. The primary objective was to detect coincidence π in the forward-angle, where the backward-angle omega events were fortuitously detected. The experiment has central Q2 values of 1.60 and 2.45 GeV2 , at W = 2.21 GeV. There was significant coverage in phi and epsilon, which allowed separation of σT,L,LT,TT . The data set has a unique u coverage of -u ~ 0, which corresponds to -t > 4 GeV2 . The separated σT result suggest a flat ~ 1/Q1.33±1.21 dependence, whereas sigma_L seems to hold a stronger 1/Q9.43±6.28 dependence. The σL/σT ratio indicate σT dominance at Q2 = 2.45 GeV2 at the ~90% confidence level. After translating the results into the -t space of the published CLAS data, our data show evidence of a backward-angle omega electroproduction peak at both Q2 settings. Previously, this phenomenon showing both forward and backward-angle peaks was only observed in the meson

  5. Fan Stagger Angle for Dirt Rejection (United States)

    Gallagher, Edward J. (Inventor); Rose, Becky E. (Inventor); Brilliant, Lisa I. (Inventor)


    A gas turbine engine includes a spool, a turbine coupled to drive the spool, a propulsor coupled to be rotated about an axis by the turbine through the spool, and a gear assembly coupled between the propulsor and the spool such that rotation of the turbine drives the propulsor at a different speed than the spool. The propulsor includes a hub and a row of propulsor blades that extend from the hub. Each of the propulsor blades has a span between a root at the hub and a tip, and a chord between a leading edge and a trailing edge. The chord forms a stagger angle alpha with the axis, and the stagger angle alpha is less than 15 deg. at a position along the propulsor blade that is within an inboard 20% of the span.

  6. Weak mixing angle measurements at hadron colliders

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    Di Simone, Andrea; The ATLAS collaboration


    The Talk will cover weak mixing angle measurements at hadron colliders ATLAS and CMS in particular. ATLAS has measured the forward-backward asymmetry for the neutral current Drell Yan process in a wide mass range around the Z resonance region using dielectron and dimuon final states with $\\sqrt{s}$ =7 TeV data. For the dielectron channel, the measurement includes electrons detected in the forward calorimeter which extends the covered phase space. The result is then used to extract a measurement of the effective weak mixing angle. Uncertainties from the limited knowledge on the parton distribution functions in the proton constitute a significant part of the uncertainty and a dedicated study is performed to obtain a PDF set describing W and Z data measured previously by ATLAS. Similar studies from CMS will be reported.

  7. Dancing droplets: Contact angle, drag, and confinement (United States)

    Benusiglio, Adrien; Cira, Nate; Prakash, Manu


    When deposited on a clean glass slide, a mixture of water and propylene glycol forms a droplet of given contact angle, when both pure liquids spread. (Cira, Benusiglio, Prakash: Nature, 2015). The droplet is stabilized by a gradient of surface tension due to evaporation that induces a Marangoni flow from the border to the apex of the droplets. The apparent contact angle of the droplets depends on both their composition and the external humidity as captured by simple models. These droplets present remarkable properties such as lack of a large pinning force. We discuss the drag on these droplets as a function of various parameters. We show theoretical and experimental results of how various confinement geometries change the vapor gradient and the dynamics of droplet attraction.

  8. The small angle diffractometer SANS at PSI

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    Wagner, W. [Paul Scherrer Inst. (PSI), Villigen (Switzerland)


    With the start-up of SINQ an instrument for small angle neutron scattering will be operational which compares well with the world`s largest and most powerful facilities of this kind. Following the classical principle of the D11-instrument of ILL, it is equipped with state-of-the-art components as are nowadays available, including options for further upgrading. Great emphasis was laid upon providing a flexible, universal multi-user facility which guarantees a comfortable and reliable operation. In the present paper, the principle layout of the instrument is presented, and the individual components are described in detail. The paper concludes with model application of small angle scattering to a system of dilute CuCo alloys which undergo a phase separation under thermal treatment, forming spherical Co-precipitates dispersed in a Cu-rich matrix. (author) 3 figs., 1 tab., 14 refs.

  9. Didactical Design Enrichment of Angle in Geometry (United States)

    Setiadi, D. R.; Suryadi, D.; Mulyana, E.


    The underlying problem of this research is the lack of student’s competencies in understanding the concept of angle in geometry as the results of the teaching and learning pattern that only to receive the topic rather than to construct the topic and has not paid attention to the learning trajectory. The purpose of this research is to develop the didactical design of angle in space learning activity. The used research method is a method of qualitative research in the form of a didactical design research through three phases of analysis i.e. didactical situation analysis, metapedadidactical analysis, and retrospective analysis, which conducted in students from 10th grade at one of private schools in Bandung. Based on the results of research and discussion, the didactical design that has been made, is capable to change student’s learning habit and quite capable to develop student’s competencies although not optimal.

  10. [Morphologic aspects of angle grinder injury]. (United States)

    Thurner, W; Pollak, S


    Experiments were conducted on soft-tissue and bone preparations to determine the morphological characteristics of angle grinder injuries. The grinding effect of the rotating cutting-off wheel causes severances with local loss of tissue, resulting in tool-specific wound features. Superficial skin notches and (incomplete) severances of bony structures are of particular significance. Mutual trace transfer is a valuable means for determining the tool used and for interpreting the scene.

  11. Contact angles of microellipsoids at fluid interfaces. (United States)

    Coertjens, Stijn; Moldenaers, Paula; Vermant, Jan; Isa, Lucio


    The wetting of anisotropic colloidal particles is of great importance in several applications, including Pickering emulsions, filled foams, and membrane transduction by particles. However, the combined effect of shape and surface chemistry on the three-phase contact angle of anisotropic micrometer and submicrometer colloids has been poorly investigated to date, due to the lack of a suitable experimental technique to resolve individual particles. In the present work, we investigate the variation of the contact angle of prolate ellipsoidal colloids at a liquid-liquid interface as a function of surface chemistry and aspect ratio using freeze-fracture shadow-casting cryo-SEM. The method, initially demonstrated for spherical colloids, is extended here to the more general case of ellipsoids. The prolate ellipsoidal particles are prepared from polystyrene and poly(methyl methacrylate) spheres using a film stretching technique, in which cleaning steps are needed to remove all film material from the particle surface. The effects of the preparation protocol are reported, and wrinkling of the three-phase contact line is observed when the particle surface is insufficiently cleaned. For identically prepared ellipsoids, the cosine of the measured contact angle is, in a first approximation, a linearly decreasing function of the contact line length and thus a decreasing function of the aspect ratio. Such a trend violates Young-Laplace's equation and can be rationalized by adding a correction term to the ideal Young-Laplace contact angle that expresses the relative importance of line effects relative to surface effects. From this term the contribution of an effective line tension can be extracted. This contribution includes the effects that both surface chemical and topographical heterogeneities have on the contact line and which become increasingly more important for ellipsoids with higher aspect ratios, where the contact line length to contact area ratio increases.

  12. Lifetime broadening in angle-resolved photoemission (United States)

    McLean, A. B.; Mitchell, C. E. J.; Hill, I. G.


    The register line formalism of angle-resolved photoemission is applied to the special case where electrons are excited from sp surface states. By considering lifetime broadening alone, it is demonstrated that it is possible to explain why photoemission linewidths increase as the initial states disperse towards the Fermi level. Favourable comparisons are made between the theory and with measurements of the surface state widths on Cu(111) and Al(001).

  13. Off-Angle Iris Correction Methods

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    Santos-Villalobos, Hector J [ORNL; Thompson, Joseph T [ORNL; Karakaya, Mahmut [ORNL; Boehnen, Chris Bensing [ORNL


    In many real world iris recognition systems obtaining consistent frontal images is problematic do to inexperienced or uncooperative users, untrained operators, or distracting environments. As a result many collected images are unusable by modern iris matchers. In this chapter we present four methods for correcting off-angle iris images to appear frontal which makes them compatible with existing iris matchers. The methods include an affine correction, a retraced model of the human eye, measured displacements, and a genetic algorithm optimized correction. The affine correction represents a simple way to create an iris image that appears frontal but it does not account for refractive distortions of the cornea. The other method account for refraction. The retraced model simulates the optical properties of the cornea. The other two methods are data driven. The first uses optical flow to measure the displacements of the iris texture when compared to frontal images of the same subject. The second uses a genetic algorithm to learn a mapping that optimizes the Hamming Distance scores between off-angle and frontal images. In this paper we hypothesize that the biological model presented in our earlier work does not adequately account for all variations in eye anatomy and therefore the two data-driven approaches should yield better performance. Results are presented using the commercial VeriEye matcher that show that the genetic algorithm method clearly improves over prior work and makes iris recognition possible up to 50 degrees off-angle.

  14. Large Spin Hall Angle in Vanadium Film (United States)

    Wang, Tao; Fan, Xin; Wang, Wenrui; Xie, Yunsong; Warsi, Muhammad A.; Wu, Jun; Chen, Yunpeng; Lorenz, Virginia O.; Xiao, John Q.

    We report the large spin Hall angle observed in Vanadium film with small grain size and distorted lattice parameter. The spin Hall angle is quantified by measuring current-induced spin-orbit torque in V/CoFeB bilayer using optical spin torque magnetometer based on polar magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE). The spin Hall angle as large as θSH = -0.071 has been observed in V/CoFeB bilayer Structural analysis, using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED), confirms films grown at room temperature have very small grain size and enlarged lattice parameter. The Vanadium films with distorted crystal structure also have high resistivity (>200 μΩ cm) and long spin diffusion length (~16.3 nm) measured via spin pumping experiment. This finding of spin Hall effect enhancement in more disordered structure will provide insights for understanding and exploiting materials with strong spin orbit interaction, especially in light 3d transition metals which promise long spin diffusion length.

  15. Head flexion angle while using a smartphone. (United States)

    Lee, Sojeong; Kang, Hwayeong; Shin, Gwanseob


    Repetitive or prolonged head flexion posture while using a smartphone is known as one of risk factors for pain symptoms in the neck. To quantitatively assess the amount and range of head flexion of smartphone users, head forward flexion angle was measured from 18 participants when they were conducing three common smartphone tasks (text messaging, web browsing, video watching) while sitting and standing in a laboratory setting. It was found that participants maintained head flexion of 33-45° (50th percentile angle) from vertical when using the smartphone. The head flexion angle was significantly larger (p smartphone, could be a main contributing factor to the occurrence of neck pain of heavy smartphone users. Practitioner Summary: In this laboratory study, the severity of head flexion of smartphone users was quantitatively evaluated when conducting text messaging, web browsing and video watching while sitting and standing. Study results indicate that text messaging while sitting caused the largest head flexion than that of other task conditions.

  16. Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera Instrument Handbook

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    Stuefer, Martin [Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States); Bailey, J. [Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK (United States)


    The Multi-Angle Snowflake Camera (MASC) takes 9- to 37-micron resolution stereographic photographs of free-falling hydrometers from three angles, while simultaneously measuring their fall speed. Information about hydrometeor size, shape orientation, and aspect ratio is derived from MASC photographs. The instrument consists of three commercial cameras separated by angles of 36º. Each camera field of view is aligned to have a common single focus point about 10 cm distant from the cameras. Two near-infrared emitter pairs are aligned with the camera’s field of view within a 10-angular ring and detect hydrometeor passage, with the lower emitters configured to trigger the MASC cameras. The sensitive IR motion sensors are designed to filter out slow variations in ambient light. Fall speed is derived from successive triggers along the fall path. The camera exposure times are extremely short, in the range of 1/25,000th of a second, enabling the MASC to capture snowflake sizes ranging from 30 micrometers to 3 cm.

  17. Visual estimation of pro-supination angle is superior to wrist or elbow angles. (United States)

    Luria, Shai; Apt, Elad; Kandel, Leonid; Bdolah-Abram, Tali; Zinger, Gershon


    To examine our hypothesis that the accuracy of visual estimation, while measuring the angles of forearm, wrist and elbow, may vary between the different angles, and that this may depend on the experience of the observer. A slide show comprising of clinical photos and radiographs of different elbow, forearm and wrist angles was presented to 164 attending orthopedic surgeons, orthopedic residents and medical students who made a visual estimation of the different joints' angles. Forearm pronation was found to be estimated most accurately (mean 6.1°) while radiographs of wrist flexion (mean 12°) and photos of wrist extension (mean 16°) were estimated the least accurately. Specialists estimated angles more accurately than residents and both were more accurate than students, regardless of the estimated joint. The accuracy of visual estimation of a joint's angle depends on the specific joint viewed. Experience in the practice of orthopedic surgery (and not only upper extremity surgery) will improve the accuracy of estimation in general. Regarding the elbow, forearm and wrist, the results of our study suggest that a goniometer should be used whenever an accuracy of up to 10° is important, and for measuring wrist flexion and extension.

  18. Angle Closure Scoring System (ACSS-A Scoring System for Stratification of Angle Closure Disease.

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    Aparna Rao

    Full Text Available To evaluate the angle closure scoring system (ACSS for stratifying primary angle course disease.This observational cross sectional institutional study included patients with primary open angle glaucoma suspects (n = 21 and primary angle closure disease (primary angle closure, PAC, n = 63 and primary angle course glaucoma, PACG, n = 58 (defined by International society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology, ISGEO. Two independent examiners blinded to clinical details, graded good quality pre-laser goniophotographs of the patients incorporating quadrants of peripheral anterior synechieae (PAS, non-visibility of posterior trabecular meshwork (PTM and blotchy pigments (ranging from 1-4 quadrants, iris configuration, angle recess (sum of above depicting ACSSg and lens thickness/axial length ratio (LT/AL, cup disc ratio and baseline intraocular pressure (IOP to give total score (ACSSt.There were significant differences in ACSSg scores within the same ISGEO stage of PAC and PACG between eyes that required nil or >1medicines after laser iridotomy, p1 medicines in both PAC and PACG eyes, p12 and 14 in PAC (odds ratio = 2.7(95% CI-1.7-5.9 and PACG (Odds ratio = 1.6(95%CI-1.19-2.2 predicted need for single medicines while ACSSg scores >14 and 19 predicted need for ≥2 medicines in PAC and PACG eyes, respectively. The LT/Al ratio, IOP score or cup disc score did not influence the need for medical treatment independently.The ACSS can be a useful clinical adjunct to the ISGEO system to predict need for medicines and prognosticate each stage more accurately.

  19. Angle Closure Scoring System (ACSS)-A Scoring System for Stratification of Angle Closure Disease (United States)

    Rao, Aparna; Padhy, Debananda; Sarangi, Sarada; Das, Gopinath


    Purpose To evaluate the angle closure scoring system (ACSS) for stratifying primary angle course disease. Methods This observational cross sectional institutional study included patients with primary open angle glaucoma suspects (n = 21) and primary angle closure disease (primary angle closure, PAC, n = 63 and primary angle course glaucoma, PACG, n = 58 (defined by International society of Geographical and Epidemiological Ophthalmology, ISGEO). Two independent examiners blinded to clinical details, graded good quality pre-laser goniophotographs of the patients incorporating quadrants of peripheral anterior synechieae (PAS), non-visibility of posterior trabecular meshwork (PTM) and blotchy pigments (ranging from 1–4 quadrants), iris configuration, angle recess (sum of above depicting ACSSg) and lens thickness/axial length ratio (LT/AL), cup disc ratio and baseline intraocular pressure (IOP) to give total score (ACSSt). Result There were significant differences in ACSSg scores within the same ISGEO stage of PAC and PACG between eyes that required nil or >1medicines after laser iridotomy, p1 medicines in both PAC and PACG eyes, p12 and 14 in PAC (odds ratio = 2.7(95% CI-1.7–5.9) and PACG (Odds ratio = 1.6(95%CI-1.19–2.2) predicted need for single medicines while ACSSg scores >14 and 19 predicted need for ≥2 medicines in PAC and PACG eyes, respectively. The LT/Al ratio, IOP score or cup disc score did not influence the need for medical treatment independently. Conclusion The ACSS can be a useful clinical adjunct to the ISGEO system to predict need for medicines and prognosticate each stage more accurately. PMID:27788183

  20. A simple method to obtain consistent and clinically meaningful pelvic angles from euler angles during gait analysis. (United States)

    Wren, Tishya A L; Mitiguy, Paul C


    Clinical gait analysis usually describes joint kinematics using Euler angles, which depend on the sequence of rotation. Studies have shown that pelvic obliquity angles from the traditional tilt-obliquity-rotation (TOR) Euler angle sequence can deviate considerably from clinical expectations and have suggested that a rotation-obliquity-tilt (ROT) Euler angle sequence be used instead. We propose a simple alternate approach in which clinical joint angles are defined and exactly calculated in terms of Euler angles from any rotation sequence. Equations were derived to calculate clinical pelvic elevation, progression, and lean angles from TOR and ROT Euler angles. For the ROT Euler angles, obliquity was exactly the same as the clinical elevation angle, rotation was similar to the clinical progression angle, and tilt was similar to the clinical lean angle. Greater differences were observed for TOR. These results support previous findings that ROT is preferable to TOR for calculating pelvic Euler angles for clinical interpretation. However, we suggest that exact clinical angles can and should be obtained through a few extra calculations as demonstrated in this technical note.

  1. Small angle electron diffraction and deflection


    T. Koyama; K. Takayanagi; Y. Togawa; S. Mori; K. Harada


    Electron optical system is constructed in order to obtain small angle diffraction and Lorentz deflection of electrons at the order of down to 10-6 radian in the reciprocal space. Long-distance camera length up to 3000 m is achieved in a conventional transmission electron microscope with LaB6 thermal emission type. The diffraction pattern at 5 × 10-6 radian is presented in a carbon replica grating with 500 nm lattice spacing while the magnetic deflection pattern at 2 × 10-5 radian is exhibited...

  2. Constraining CKM $\\gamma$ angle at LHCb

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    Vallier, Alexis Roger Louis


    The current combination of all available tree-level measurements of the CKM angle gamma at LHCb is reported. It includes results obtained from time independent analyses of B+ -> DK+ and of B0 -> DK∗0 decays; and from a time-dependent analysis of Bs0 -> DsK decays. The results represent the world's best single-experiment determination of gamma. The first observation of the Bs->Ds*K decay and the first observation and amplitude analysis of B- -> D+K-pi- are also reported. In addition to these tree measurements, the estimation of gamma from charmless B meson decay, sensitive to loops contribution, is presented.

  3. Rapidly-Indexing Incremental-Angle Encoder (United States)

    Christon, Philip R.; Meyer, Wallace W.


    Optoelectronic system measures relative angular position of shaft or other device to be turned, also measures absolute angular position after device turned through small angle. Relative angular position measured with fine resolution by optoelectronically counting finely- and uniformly-spaced light and dark areas on encoder disk as disk turns past position-sensing device. Also includes track containing coarsely- and nonuniformly-spaced light and dark areas, angular widths varying in proportion to absolute angular position. This second track provides gating and indexing signal.

  4. Angle-Multiplexed Metasurfaces: Encoding Independent Wavefronts in a Single Metasurface under Different Illumination Angles

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    Seyedeh Mahsa Kamali


    Full Text Available The angular response of thin diffractive optical elements is highly correlated. For example, the angles of incidence and diffraction of a grating are locked through the grating momentum determined by the grating period. Other diffractive devices, including conventional metasurfaces, have a similar angular behavior due to the fixed locations of the Fresnel zone boundaries and the weak angular sensitivity of the meta-atoms. To alter this fundamental property, we introduce angle-multiplexed metasurfaces, composed of reflective high-contrast dielectric U-shaped meta-atoms, whose response under illumination from different angles can be controlled independently. This enables flat optical devices that impose different and independent optical transformations when illuminated from different directions, a capability not previously available in diffractive optics.

  5. Online monitoring of the maximum angle error in AMR sensors

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    Zambrano Constantini, A.C.; Kerkhoff, Hans G.


    Anisotropic Magnetoresistance (AMR) sensors are often used for angle measurements. The sensor outputs consist of two sinusoidal signals that show undesired characteristics as offset voltage, amplitude imbalance and harmonics, which affect the angle measurements. These parameters change due to aging

  6. Apparatus and method for variable angle slant hole collimator (United States)

    Lee, Seung Joon; Kross, Brian J.; McKisson, John E.


    A variable angle slant hole (VASH) collimator for providing collimation of high energy photons such as gamma rays during radiological imaging of humans. The VASH collimator includes a stack of multiple collimator leaves and a means of quickly aligning each leaf to provide various projection angles. Rather than rotate the detector around the subject, the VASH collimator enables the detector to remain stationary while the projection angle of the collimator is varied for tomographic acquisition. High collimator efficiency is achieved by maintaining the leaves in accurate alignment through the various projection angles. Individual leaves include unique angled cuts to maintain a precise target collimation angle. Matching wedge blocks driven by two actuators with twin-lead screws accurately position each leaf in the stack resulting in the precise target collimation angle. A computer interface with the actuators enables precise control of the projection angle of the collimator.

  7. Measurement of Angle Kappa Using Ultrasound Biomicroscopy and Corneal Topography. (United States)

    Yeo, Joon Hyung; Moon, Nam Ju; Lee, Jeong Kyu


    To introduce a new convenient and accurate method to measure the angle kappa using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) and corneal topography. Data from 42 eyes (13 males and 29 females) were analyzed in this study. The angle kappa was measured using Orbscan II and calculated with UBM and corneal topography. The angle kappa of the dominant eye was compared with measurements by Orbscan II. The mean patient age was 36.4 ± 13.8 years. The average angle kappa measured by Orbscan II was 3.98° ± 1.12°, while the average angle kappa calculated with UBM and corneal topography was 3.19° ± 1.15°. The difference in angle kappa measured by the two methods was statistically significant (p angle kappa. This method is convenient to use and allows for measurement of the angle kappa without an expensive device.

  8. Resident-performed laser peripheral iridotomy in primary angle closure, primary angle closure suspects, and primary angle closure glaucoma

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    Kam JP


    Full Text Available Jason P Kam, Emily M Zepeda, Leona Ding, Joanne C Wen Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Purpose: To investigate the power use and complication frequency of resident-performed laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI.Methods: A retrospective analysis of 196 eyes from 103 patients who underwent neodymium: yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser iridotomy performed by resident physicians from January 1, 2010 through April 30, 2015 at a university-based county hospital was done. All patients were treated for primary angle closure, primary angle closure suspects, and primary angle closure glaucoma. Data were collected on pre- and post-laser intraocular pressure (IOP, ethnicity, laser parameters and complications. Mean power use and frequency of complications were evaluated. Complications included elevated post-laser IOP at 30–45 minutes (≥8 mmHg, hyphema, aborted procedures, and lasering non-iris structures. The number of repeated LPI procedures, was also recorded.Results: Mean total power used for all residents was 78.2±68.7 mJ per eye. Power use by first-year trainees was significantly higher than second- and third-year trainees (103.5±75.5 mJ versus 73.7±73.8 mJ and 67.2±56.4 mJ, respectively, p=0.011. Complications included hyphema or microhyphema in 17.9% (35/196, IOP spikes in 5.1% (10/196, aborted procedures in 1.1% (3/196 and lasering non-iris structures in 0.5% (1/196. LPI was repeated in 22.4% of cases (44/196 with higher incidence of repeat LPI among non-Caucasian compared to the Caucasian subjects (p=0.02. Complication rates did not differ with increased training (p=0.16.Conclusion: Total power used for LPI decreased with increased resident training, while the complication rate did not differ significantly among resident classes. Complication rates were comparable to rates reported in the literature for attending-performed LPIs. Keywords: laser, iridotomy, resident, complications, power, energy

  9. A LEGO Mindstorms Brewster angle microscope (United States)

    Fernsler, Jonathan; Nguyen, Vincent; Wallum, Alison; Benz, Nicholas; Hamlin, Matthew; Pilgram, Jessica; Vanderpoel, Hunter; Lau, Ryan


    A Brewster Angle Microscope (BAM) built from a LEGO Mindstorms kit, additional LEGO bricks, and several standard optics components, is described. The BAM was built as part of an undergraduate senior project and was designed, calibrated, and used to image phospholipid, cholesterol, soap, and oil films on the surface of water. A BAM uses p-polarized laser light reflected off a surface at the Brewster angle, which ideally yields zero reflectivity. When a film of different refractive index is added to the surface a small amount of light is reflected, which can be imaged in a microscope camera. Films of only one molecule (approximately 1 nm) thick, a monolayer, can be observed easily in the BAM. The BAM was used in a junior-level Physical Chemistry class to observe phase transitions of a monolayer and the collapse of a monolayer deposited on the water surface in a Langmuir trough. Using a photometric calculation, students observed a change in thickness of a monolayer during a phase transition of 7 Å, which was accurate to within 1 Å of the value determined by more advanced methods. As supplementary material, we provide a detailed manual on how to build the BAM, software to control the BAM and camera, and image processing software.

  10. Vertical Crossing Angle in IR8

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    Holzer , B J; Alemany, R


    The operation of the LHCb spectrometer dipole has a considerably larger and more challenging impact on the geometry of the LHC beams than the magnets in the high luminosity regions [1]. The integrated dipole field of 4 Tm deflects the beams in the horizontal plane, and using a set of three dipole magnets, called "compensators" a closed horizontal orbit bump is created. This paper summarizes the basic layout of the beam geometry in IR8 under the influence of the LHCb dipole and its compensators and shows the theoretically expected beam orbits, envelopes and aperture needs in the originally designed version. LHCb operation with both field polarities leads to unequal net crossing angles between the two beams and affects the experiment acceptance. It had been proposed therefore to establish a LHC operation mode where the originally designed horizontal crossing angle is shifted at high energy into the vertical plane leading to a vertical crossing scheme at luminosity operation. The new scheme has been successfully...

  11. Cluster headache or narrow angle glaucoma?

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    Prasad Palimar


    Full Text Available A 47 year old man with episodes of attacks of pain, redness and mild blurring of vision was investigated for narrow angle glaucoma in view of shallow anterior chambers and a cupped optic disc. The history was reviewed following a spontaneous attack in hospital, which had features other than acute glaucoma. A diagnosis of cluster headache was made on the basis of tests. Cluster headache has been defined as unilateral intense pain, involving the eye and head on one side, usually associated with flushing, nasal congestion and lacrimation; the attacks recurring one or more times daily and lasting 20 - 120 minutes. Such attacks commonly continue for weeks or months and are separated by an asymptomatic period of months to years. This episodic nature, together with unilaterality and tendency to occur at night, closely mimics narrow angle glaucoma. Further, if patients have shallow anterior chambers and disc cupping, the differentiation becomes more difficult yet critical. Resource to provocative tests is often the only answer as the following case report demonstrates.

  12. Lasers in primary open angle glaucoma (United States)

    Sihota, Ramanjit


    Lasers have been used in the treatment of primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) over the years, with the hope that they would eventually replace medical and surgical therapy. Laser trabeculoplasty (LT) is an application of argon, diode, or selective laser energy to the surface of the trabecular meshwork to increase the aqueous outflow. The mechanisms by which intraocular pressure (IOP) is lowered could be mechanical, biologic, or by division of adjacent cells. It is commonly used as an adjunct to medical therapy, but is contraindicated if the angle is obstructed, e.g., peripheral anterior synechia (PAS) or developmental glaucomas. About 75% of individuals will show a significant fall in IOP after argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT), and the response is similar with selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). The effects of LT are not always long lasting, with about 10% of individuals showing a rise in IOP with every passing year. Laser thermal sclerostomy, ab interno or externo, is an alternative to other full-thickness filtration procedures. Longer wavelengths in the infrared range have water-absorptive characteristics that facilitate perforation of the sclera. These lasers can be used to avoid intraocular instrumentation and minimize conjunctival trauma. PMID:21150022

  13. The impact of inlet angle and outlet angle of guide vane on pump in reversal based hydraulic turbine performance (United States)

    Shi, F. X.; Yang, J. H.; Wang, X. H.; Zhang, R. H.; Li, C. E.


    In this paper, in order to research the impact of inlet angle and outlet angle of guide vane on hydraulic turbine performance, a centrifugal pump in reversal is adopted as turbine. A numerical simulation method is adopted for researching outer performance and flow field of turbine. The results show: inlet angle has a crucial role to turbine, to the same flow, there is a noticeable decline for the efficiency and head of turbine with the inlet angle increases. At the best efficiency point(EFP),to a same inlet angle, when the inlet angle greater than inlet angle, velocity circulation in guide vane outlet decreases, which lead the efficiency of turbine to reduce, Contrarily, the efficiency rises. With the increase of inlet angle and outlet angle, the EFP moves to the big flow area and the uniformity of pressure distribution becomes worse. The paper indicates that the inlet angle and outlet angle have great impact on the turbine performance, and the best combination exists for the inlet angle and outlet angle of the guide vane.

  14. Divergence Angle as a Quality Parameter for Fiber Modes

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    Israelsen, Stine Møller; Rottwitt, Karsten


    We suggest using divergence angle as a quality parameter for pure fiber modes.We demonstrate a measurement of the divergence angle of an LP11-mode and obtain agreement with numerical predictions with 2-digit precision......We suggest using divergence angle as a quality parameter for pure fiber modes.We demonstrate a measurement of the divergence angle of an LP11-mode and obtain agreement with numerical predictions with 2-digit precision...

  15. A Physical Situation as a Way to Teach Angle (United States)

    Munier, Valerie; Devichi, Claude; Merle, Helene


    Traditional school geometry often introduces the angle concept to students by having teachers show visual examples on the blackboard. In this article, the authors propose a teaching sequence to teach angle concept in elementary school that breaks away from this "ostensive" method. They hypothesize that the angle concept may emerge from solving…

  16. Turn vs. Shape: Teachers Cope with Incompatible Perspectives on Angle (United States)

    Kontorovich, Igor'; Zazkis, Rina


    This study is concerned with tensions between the two different perspectives on the concept of angle: angle as a static shape and angle as a dynamic turn. The goal of the study is to explore how teachers cope with these tensions. We analyze scripts of 16 in-service secondary mathematics teachers, which feature a dialogue between a teacher and…

  17. Surgery for an "Acute Erection Angle," When Counseling Fails

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    Nugteren, Helena M.; Pascal, Astrid L.; Schultz, Willibrord C. M. Weijmar; van Driel, Mels F.

    Introduction. During erection, the penis increases in volume, rigidity, and angle. Textbooks of urology and sexology provide only very limited information about erection angle dysfunction. In some men, this angle is too tight toward their belly, causing problems with intercourse. Aim. We reported

  18. Influence of gender on quadriceps (Q) angle among adult Urhobos ...

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    Background: The Quadriceps angle (Q-angle) is defined as the angle formed between the longitudinal axis of the femur representing the pull of the quadriceps muscle and the patellar tendon. Materials and Methods: This study comprises of 90 male and 100 female adult Nigerian population of Urhobo ethnicity between the ...

  19. Goniodysgenesis in familial primary open-angle glaucoma

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    Verbraak, F. D.; vd Berg, W.; Delleman, J. W.; Greve, E. L.


    Results of a pilot study to evaluate goniodysgenesis as a cause of familial open-angle glaucoma are reported. Patients with a familial high tension open-angle glaucoma and a goniodysgenetic chamber angle (n = 11), a number of their relatives with glaucoma (n = 12), and their relatives without

  20. Fostering Students' Development of the Concept of Angles Using Technology (United States)

    Richardson, Sue Ellen; Koyunkaya, Melike Yigit


    We have used "GeoGebra," a dynamic geometry software environment, to explore how Year 4 students understand definitions of angles. Seven students defined angle and then completed several activities adapted for the dynamic environment. Afterward, students again shared their definitions of angles. We found that even a short investigation…

  1. Determination of angle of inclination for optimum power production ...

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    Considering the Daily Average Power Output, Tilt angle of 150 recorded Optimum Daily Average Power output of 16.83 Watts throughout the period of measurement. This suggests that tilt angle of 150 is considered as suitable angle for Solar panel installation for optimum daily power production in this geographical location.

  2. Biomechanical study: determining the optimum insertion angle for screw-in suture anchors-is deadman's angle correct? (United States)

    Green, Robert N; Donaldson, Oliver W; Dafydd, Meilyr; Evans, Sam L; Kulkarni, Rohit


    To assess the effect of the insertion angle and the angle of applied load on the pullout strength of screw-in suture anchors. Screw-in metallic suture anchors were inserted into a 10-lb/cu ft synthetic cancellous bone block at 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90° to the surface. The suture pull angle was then varied in 30° increments between 0° and 180°. Five constructs were tested to failure (anchor pullout) for each combination of angles using a Zwick tensile testing machine (Zwick Roell, Ulm, Germany). There were a total of 25 combinations. The greatest pullout strength was seen with a suture anchor inserted at 90° to the bone block with a pull angle of 90° to the bone (mean, 306 N; standard deviation [SD], 9 N). The weakest pullout strength was seen with a suture anchor inserted at 30° with the angle of pull at 120° (i.e., opposite to the direction of insertion of the anchor) (mean, 97 N; SD, 11 N). A simulated deadman's angle of 45° with an angle of pull of 150° produced a pullout strength of 127 N (SD, 4 N). The pullout strengths for each insertion angle were greatest when the angle of pull was similar to the angle of insertion (P suture anchor and the insertion angle significantly influence the biomechanical pullout strength of screw-in suture anchors. The insertion angle of the suture anchor should replicate the angle of applied load to ensure the optimum pullout strength. The screw-in anchor insertion angle and angle of applied load may have an influence on pullout strength. Copyright © 2014 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. New angle measurement device to control the posterior tibial slope angle in medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. (United States)

    Ogawa, Hiroyasu; Matsumoto, Kazu; Akiyama, Haruhiko


    Medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy has been associated with an unintentional increase in the posterior tibial slope angle. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a novel bone spreader angle rod to maintain the native posterior tibial slope angle in medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy. Data from 92 consecutive knees in 83 patients who underwent medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy for knee osteoarthritis between March 2015 and June 2016 were analysed. The osteotomy was performed without the use of a bone spreader angle rod in the first 50 cases (control group) and with the use of the angle rod in the subsequent 42 cases (angle rod group). The wedge insertion angle, defined as the angle between a line drawn along the posterior aspect of the wedge spacer and a line tangential to the posterior aspect of the femoral condyles, and the posterior tibial slope angle were evaluated on pre- and postoperative lateral knee radiographs and postoperative computed tomography images. Wedge insertion angle showed that wedge spacers were inserted in a more direct horizontal direction in the angle rod group than in the control group (16.0 ± 8.8° and 23.0 ± 10.0°, respectively, P angle was significantly smaller in the angle rod group (0.6 ± 1.6°) compared to that in the control group (3.2 ± 3.2°; P angle > 3° (outlier) was identified in 1 case (2.4%) in the angle rod group compared to 27 cases in the control group (54.0%). The direct horizontal insertion of wedge spacers with the assistance of our novel bone spreader angle rod maintains the native posterior tibial slope angle better than conventional methods. IV.

  4. The Effect of Suture Anchor Insertion Angle on Calcaneus Pullout Strength: Challenging the Deadman's Angle. (United States)

    Weiss, William M; Saucedo, Ramon P; Robinson, John D; Lo, Chung-Chieh Jason; Morris, Randal P; Panchbhavi, Vinod K


    Refractory cases of Achilles tendinopathy amenable to surgery may include reattachment of the tendon using suture anchors. However, there is paucity of information describing the optimal insertion angle to maximize the tendon footprint and anchor stability in the calcaneus. The purpose of this investigation is to compare the fixation strength of suture anchors inserted at 90° and 45° (the Deadman's angle) relative to the primary compressive trabeculae of the calcaneus. A total of 12 matched pairs of adult cadaveric calcanei were excised and potted to approximate their alignment in vivo. Each pair was implanted with 5.5-mm bioabsorbable suture anchors placed either perpendicular (90°) or oblique (45°) to the primary compressive trabeculae. A tensile load was applied until failure of anchor fixation. Differences in failure load and stiffness between anchor fixation angles were determined by paired t-tests. No significant differences were detected between perpendicular and oblique suture anchor insertion relative to primary compressive trabeculae in terms of load to failure or stiffness. This investigation suggests that the fixation strength of suture anchors inserted perpendicular to the primary compression trabeculae and at the Deadman's angle are possibly comparable. Biomechanical comparison study.

  5. Comparison of compound trabeculectomy for angle-closure and open angle glaucoma

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    Hai-Juan Xie


    Full Text Available AIM: To compared therapeutic effect of compound trabeculectomy in treatment of angle-closure and open angle glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 136 patients(136 eyeswith glaucoma from July 2014 to July 2015 were divided into angle-closure glaucoma(ACGgroup with 72 cases(72 eyesand open angle glaucoma(OAGgroup with 64 cases(64 eyes. All the patients were given compound trabeculectomy. The intraocular pressure, shallow anterior chamber, functional follicular and complications were compared between two groups after operation. RESULTS: The intraocular pressure of all patients were significantly decreased at 1 and 3mo after surgery. The intraocular pressure of ACG group were significantly lower than that of OAG group(t=11.037, 12.660, Pχ2=5.580, P0.05at 3mo after surgery. The shallow anterior chamber total incidence of ACG group was 11.1%. It was significantly lower than OAG group(25.0%(χ2=4.497, Pχ2=4.035, Pvs 7.8%, P=0.475. CONCLUSION: Compound trabeculectomy can reduce intraocular pressure of ACG and OAG patients safely. The results in ACG patients is better than that in OAG patients.

  6. Using Digital Technology to See Angles from Different Angles. Part 1: Corners (United States)

    Host, Erin; Baynham, Emily; McMaster, Heather


    In Part 1 of their article, Erin Host, Emily Baynham and Heather McMaster use a combination of digital technology and concrete materials to explore the concept of "corners". They provide a practical, easy to follow sequence of activities that builds on students' understandings. [For "Using Digital Technology to See Angles from…

  7. Scattering angle-based filtering via extension in velocity

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    Kazei, Vladimir


    The scattering angle between the source and receiver wavefields can be utilized in full-waveform inversion (FWI) and in reverse-time migration (RTM) for regularization and quality control or to remove low frequency artifacts. The access to the scattering angle information is costly as the relation between local image features and scattering angles has non-stationary nature. For the purpose of a more efficient scattering angle information extraction, we develop techniques that utilize the simplicity of the scattering angle based filters for constantvelocity background models. We split the background velocity model into several domains with different velocity ranges, generating an

  8. Experimental investigation of synthetic aperture flow angle estimation

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    Oddershede, Niels; Jensen, Jørgen Arendt


    -correlation as a function of velocity and angle. This paper presents an experimental investigation of this velocity angle estimation method based on a set of synthetic aperture flow data measured using our RASMUS experimental ultrasound system. The measurements are performed for flow angles of 60, 75, and 90 deg...... for the experiments, and the emitted pulse is a 20 micro sec. chirp, linearly sweeping frequencies from approximately 3.5 to 10.5 MHz. The flow angle could be estimated with an average bias up to 5.0 deg., and a average standard deviation between 0.2 deg. and 5.2 deg. Using the angle estimates, the velocity...

  9. Spherical Trigonometry of the Projected Baseline Angle

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    Mathar, R. J.


    Full Text Available The basic vector geometry of a stellar interferometer with two telescopes is defined by the right triangle of (i the baseline vector between the telescopes, of (ii the delay vector which points to the star, and of (iii the projected baseline vector in the plane of the wavefront of the stellar light. The plane of this triangle intersects the celestial sphere at the position of the star; the intersection is a circular line segment. The interferometric angular resolution is high (diffraction limited to the ratio of the wavelength over the projected baseline length in the two directions along thisline segment, and low (diffraction limited to the ratio of thewavelength over the telescope diameter perpendicular to these. Theposition angle of these characteristic directions in the sky iscalculated here, given either local horizontal coordinates, orcelestial equatorial coordinates.

  10. Spherical trigonometry of the projected baseline angle

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    Mathar R.J.


    Full Text Available The basic vector geometry of a stellar interferometer with two telescopes is defined by the right triangle of (i the baseline vector between the telescopes, of (ii the delay vector which points to the star, and of (iii the projected baseline vector in the plane of the wave front of the stellar light. The plane of this triangle intersects the celestial sphere at the position of the star; the intersection is a circular line segment. The interferometric angular resolution is high (diffraction limited to the ratio of the wavelength over the projected baseline length in the two directions along this line segment, and low (diffraction limited to the ratio of the wavelength over the telescope diameter perpendicular to these. The position angle of these characteristic directions in the sky is calculated here, given either local horizontal coordinates, or celestial equatorial coordinates.

  11. Angle-resolved cathodoluminescence imaging polarimetry

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    Osorio, Clara I; Brenny, Benjamin; Polman, Albert; Koenderink, A Femius


    Cathodoluminescence spectroscopy (CL) allows characterizing light emission in bulk and nanostructured materials and is a key tool in fields ranging from materials science to nanophotonics. Previously, CL measurements focused on the spectral content and angular distribution of emission, while the polarization was not fully determined. Here we demonstrate a technique to access the full polarization state of the cathodoluminescence emission, that is the Stokes parameters as a function of the emission angle. Using this technique, we measure the emission of metallic bullseye nanostructures and show that the handedness of the structure as well as nanoscale changes in excitation position induce large changes in polarization ellipticity and helicity. Furthermore, by exploiting the ability of polarimetry to distinguish polarized from unpolarized light, we quantify the contributions of different types of coherent and incoherent radiation to the emission of a gold surface, silicon and gallium arsenide bulk semiconductor...

  12. Small angle electron diffraction and deflection

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    T. Koyama


    Full Text Available Electron optical system is constructed in order to obtain small angle diffraction and Lorentz deflection of electrons at the order of down to 10-6 radian in the reciprocal space. Long-distance camera length up to 3000 m is achieved in a conventional transmission electron microscope with LaB6 thermal emission type. The diffraction pattern at 5 × 10-6 radian is presented in a carbon replica grating with 500 nm lattice spacing while the magnetic deflection pattern at 2 × 10-5 radian is exhibited in Permalloy elements. A simultaneous recording of electron diffraction and Lorentz deflection is also demonstrated in 180 degree striped magnetic domains of La0.825Sr0.175MnO3.

  13. The critical slope angle for orographic rain (United States)

    Breidenthal, R. E.; Zagar, N.


    Krishnamurti has shown that orographic rain depends on the slope of the windward terrain rather than just the total elevation gain. A simple physical model is proposed to account for the effect of slope. Based on the inhibiting effect of vortex (rotational) acceleration on entrainment, a critical slope angle is derived. If the rate of orographic lifting is sufficiently large, the enhanced buoyancy from latent heat release increases the acceleration parameter. As a consequence, the entrainment rate of under-saturated air is reduced. The critical slope corresponds to the situation where the rate of condensation in a rising adiabatic parcel just equals the rate of evaporation due to the entrainment of under-saturated air. The model is also applied to the trigger conditions for towering cumulus in general.

  14. Wide-angle energy-momentum spectroscopy

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    Dodson, Christopher M; Li, Dongfang; Zia, Rashid


    Light emission is defined by its distribution in energy, momentum, and polarization. Here, we demonstrate a method that resolves these distributions by means of wide-angle energy-momentum spectroscopy. Specifically, we image the back focal plane of a microscope objective through a Wollaston prism to obtain polarized Fourier-space momentum distributions, and disperse these two-dimensional radiation patterns through an imaging spectrograph without an entrance slit. The resulting measurements represent a convolution of individual radiation patterns at adjacent wavelengths, which can be readily deconvolved using any well-defined basis for light emission. As an illustrative example, we use this technique with the multipole basis to quantify the intrinsic emission rates for electric and magnetic dipole transitions in europium-doped yttrium oxide (Eu$^{3+}$:Y$_{2}$O$_{3}$) and chromium-doped magnesium oxide (Cr$^{3+}$:MgO). Once extracted, these rates allow us to reconstruct the full, polarized, two-dimensional radi...

  15. Angle-independent structural colors of silicon

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    Højlund-Nielsen, Emil; Weirich, Johannes; Nørregaard, Jesper


    Structural colors are optical phenomena of physical origin, where microscale and nanoscale structures determine the reflected spectrum of light. Artificial structural colors have been realized within recent years. However, multilayer structures require substantial fabrication. Instead we considered...... one-layer surface textures of silicon.We explored four patterns of square structures in a square lattice with periods of 500, 400, 300, and 200 nm. The reflectivity and daylight-colors were measured and compared with simulations based on rigorously coupledwave analysis with excellent agreement. Based...... on the 200-nm periodic pattern, it was found that angle-independent specular colors up to 60 deg of incidence may be provided. The underlying mechanisms include (1) the suppression of diffraction and (2) a strong coupling of light to localized surface states. The strong coupling yields absorption anomalies...

  16. ESPRIT with multiple-angle subarray beamforming (United States)

    Xu, Wen; Jiang, Ying; Zhang, Huiquan


    This article presents a new approach of implementing signal direction-of-arrival estimation, in which subarray beamforming is applied prior to estimation of signal parameters via rotational invariance techniques (ESPRIT). Different from the previous approaches, the beam-domain data from multiple adjacent pointing angles are combined in a way that the displacement invariance structure required by ESPRIT is maintained. It is intended to further obtain a sub-beamwidth resolution for a conventional multi-beam system already having small beamwidths. Computer simulations show that for typical multi-beam system applications the new approach provides improved estimation mean-square errors over the original ESPRIT, on top of reduced requirements for signal-to-noise ratio, number of snapshots, and computational time.

  17. Foreign Body Embedded in Anterior Chamber Angle

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    Shmuel Graffi


    Full Text Available Introduction. We present a case of a metallic foreign body embedded in the anterior chamber angle. After standing in close proximity to a construction worker breaking a tile, a 26-year-old woman using soft contact lens for the correction of mild myopia presented to emergency department for evaluation of a foreign body sensation of her right eye. Methods and Results. Diagnosis was confirmed by gonioscopic examination and a noncontrast CT scan of head and orbits. The foreign body was removed by an external approach without utilizing a magnet. The patient's final outcome was favorable. Discussion. The above is a rare clinical situation, which is impossible to detect on slit-lamp examination without a gonioscopic view. Proper imaging and a specific management are mandatory in order to achieve favorable outcome.

  18. Angle-resolved photoemission extended fine structure

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    Barton, J.J.


    Measurements of the Angle-Resolved Photoemission Extended Fine Structure (ARPEFS) from the S(1s) core level of a c(2 x 2)S/Ni(001) are analyzed to determine the spacing between the S overlayer and the first and second Ni layers. ARPEFS is a type of photoelectron diffraction measurement in which the photoelectron kinetic energy is swept typically from 100 to 600 eV. By using this wide range of intermediate energies we add high precision and theoretical simplification to the advantages of the photoelectron diffraction technique for determining surface structures. We report developments in the theory of photoelectron scattering in the intermediate energy range, measurement of the experimental photoemission spectra, their reduction to ARPEFS, and the surface structure determination from the ARPEFS by combined Fourier and multiple-scattering analyses. 202 refs., 67 figs., 2 tabs.

  19. Penile erections: shape, angle, and length. (United States)

    Sparling, J


    A U.S. Census-matched sample of 1,484 men between 20 and 69 years old from archived data of the Kinsey Institute and current questionnaire plus documentary photo data from a new sample of 81 men between 21 and 67 years old were analyzed to generate a description of penile erections that might act as a useful information base for therapists and others. Estimates derived from Kinsey data on erections were found to provide a credible foundation of fact, with the current questionnaire and photo analysis implying the need for moderate increases in the Kinsey figures in three areas: (a) more n-curved (downward curved) erections, about 15% of the total; (b) more erection angles in the lower ranges, with at least one fourth below horizontal; and (c) a greater proportion of shorter erections, with lengths in the 4.5-5.75 in. range, representing about 40% of the total.

  20. Dilemma of gonial angle measurement: Panoramic radiograph or lateral cephalogram

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    Radhakrishnan, Pillai Devu; Varma, Nilambur Kovilakam Sapna; Ajith, Vallikat Velath [Dept. of Orthodontics, Amrita School of Dentistry, Kochi (India)


    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of panoramic imaging in measuring the right and left gonial angles by comparing the measured angles with the angles determined using a lateral cephalogram of adult patients with class I malocclusion. The gonial angles of 50 class I malocclusion patients (25 males and 25 females; mean age: 23 years) were measured using both a lateral cephalogram and a panoramic radiograph. In the lateral cephalograms, the gonial angle was measured at the point of intersection of the ramus plane and the mandibular plane. In the panoramic radiographs, the gonial angle was measured by drawing a line tangent to the lower border of the mandible and another line tangent to the distal border of the ascending ramus and the condyle on both sides. The data obtained from both radiographs were statistically compared. No statistically significant difference was observed between the gonial angle measured using the lateral cephalograms and that determined using the panoramic radiographs. Further, there was no statistically significant difference in the measured gonial angle with respect to gender. The results also showed a statistically insignificant difference in the mean of the right and the left gonial angles measured using the panoramic radiographs. As the gonial angle measurements using panoramic radiographs and lateral cephalograms showed no statistically significant difference, panoramic radiography can be considered in orthodontics for measuring the gonial angle without any interference due to superimposed images.

  1. Angle Kappa and its importance in refractive surgery (United States)

    Moshirfar, Majid; Hoggan, Ryan N.; Muthappan, Valliammai


    Angle kappa is the difference between the pupillary and visual axis. This measurement is of paramount consideration in refractive surgery, as proper centration is required for optimal results. Angle kappa may contribute to MFIOL decentration and its resultant photic phenomena. Adjusting placement of MFIOLs for angle kappa is not supported by the literature but is likely to help reduce glare and haloes. Centering LASIK in angle kappa patients over the corneal light reflex is safe, efficacious, and recommended. Centering in-between the corneal reflex and the entrance pupil is also safe and efficacious. The literature regarding PRK in patients with an angle kappa is sparse but centering on the corneal reflex is assumed to be similar to centering LASIK on the corneal reflex. Thus, centration of MFIOLs, LASIK, and PRK should be focused on the corneal reflex for patients with a large angle kappa. More research is needed to guide surgeons’ approach to angle kappa. PMID:24379548

  2. Angle Kappa and its importance in refractive surgery

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    Majid Moshirfar


    Full Text Available Angle kappa is the difference between the pupillary and visual axis. This measurement is of paramount consideration in refractive surgery, as proper centration is required for optimal results. Angle kappa may contribute to MFIOL decentration and its resultant photic phenomena. Adjusting placement of MFIOLs for angle kappa is not supported by the literature but is likely to help reduce glare and haloes. Centering LASIK in angle kappa patients over the corneal light reflex is safe, efficacious, and recommended. Centering in-between the corneal reflex and the entrance pupil is also safe and efficacious. The literature regarding PRK in patients with an angle kappa is sparse but centering on the corneal reflex is assumed to be similar to centering LASIK on the corneal reflex. Thus, centration of MFIOLs, LASIK, and PRK should be focused on the corneal reflex for patients with a large angle kappa. More research is needed to guide surgeons′ approach to angle kappa.

  3. Morphometric analysis for evaluating the relation between incisal guidance angle, occlusal plane angle, and functional temporomandibular joint shape variation. (United States)

    Han, Seulgi; Shin, Sang Min; Choi, Yong-Seok; Kim, So Yeun; Ko, Ching-Chang; Kim, Yong-Il


    The correlations between morphology of the temporomandibular joint structure, the anterior guidance angle, and occlusal plane were investigated. A cone beam computed tomography analysis was performed in 158 patients (86 women and 72 men). 3D software was employed to obtain the coordinates of the shape of the incisal guidance angle, occlusal guidance angle, articular fossa, and mandibular condyle. Generalized Procrustes analysis including principal components analysis (PCA) were performed and produced principal components (PCs) scores of each shape and their centroid size (CS). A significant Pearson correlation coefficient of 0.3451 (p angle and occlusal plane. The CS also showed a correlation with the incisal guidance angle, but not with the occlusal plane angle. The PCA results revealed that there were no significant correlations between the temporomandibular joint structure (TMJ) shape (fossa and condyle) and the incisal guidance angle. Incisor guidance angle and occlusal plane angle were correlated. In addition, there was a correlation between CS and incisal guidance angle. In the PCA, It can be concluded that the size is more related to the incisor guidance angle than the morphological factors of the constituent components of the TMJ.

  4. Conservative compensatory Angle Class III malocclusion treatment

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    Marcio Costa Sobral


    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Angle's Class III malocclusion is a dental discrepancy in a sagittal view that may appear or not with an important skeletal discrepancy. Facial esthetics may be affected by this skeletal discrepancy and it is one of the most common complaints of patients who seek orthodontic treatment. Class III treatment, in adults, may be done by compensatory tooth movement, in simple cases, or through an association between orthodontics and orthognathic surgery, in more severe cases. OBJECTIVE: This article describes a non-extraction compensatory Class III treatment case, applying the Tweed-Merrifield mechanical principles with headgear (J-Hook in the mandibular arch. This case was presented at the V Brazilian Association of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (ABOR Meeting, it was evaluated by members of Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and obtained third place in the general classification.INTRODUÇÃO: a má oclusão de Classe III se caracteriza por uma desarmonia dentária anteroposterior, podendo estar ou não acompanhada por discrepâncias esqueléticas. A estética facial pode se apresentar comprometida, em maior ou menor grau, a depender da magnitude da discrepância, constituindo um dos principais fatores motivadores da procura por tratamento ortodôntico. O tratamento da Classe III em pacientes adultos pode ser realizado mediante compensação dentária, nos casos mais simples, ou, em situações mais severas, mediante a associação entre Ortodontia e Cirurgia Ortognática. OBJETIVO: o presente artigo objetiva relatar um caso clínico caracterizado por uma má oclusão de Classe III de Angle, tratado de forma compensatória, com extração dos terceiros molares inferiores, mediante a utilização de aparelhagem extrabucal na arcada inferior (J-hook, aplicando-se princípios da técnica de Tweed-Merrifield. Esse caso foi apresentado no 5º Congresso da Associação Brasileira de Ortodontia e Ortopedia Facial (ABOR, na categoria

  5. Trabecular Meshwork Height in Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Versus Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma. (United States)

    Masis, Marisse; Chen, Rebecca; Porco, Travis; Lin, Shan C


    To determine if trabecular meshwork (TM) height differs between primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) eyes. Prospective, cross-sectional clinical study. Adult patients were consecutively recruited from glaucoma clinics at the University of California, San Francisco, from January 2012 to July 2015. Images were obtained from spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (Cirrus OCT; Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc, Dublin, California, USA). Univariate and multivariate linear mixed models comparing TM height and glaucoma type were performed to assess the relationship between TM height and glaucoma subtype. Mixed-effects regression was used to adjust for the use of both eyes in some subjects. The study included 260 eyes from 161 subjects, composed of 61 men and 100 women. Mean age was 70 years (SD 11.77). There were 199 eyes (123 patients) in the POAG group and 61 eyes (38 patients) in the PACG group. Mean TM heights in the POAG and PACG groups were 812 ± 13 μm and 732 ± 27 μm, respectively, and the difference was significant in univariate analysis (P = .004) and in multivariate analysis (β = -88.7 [24.05-153.5]; P = .008). In this clinic-based population, trabecular meshwork height is shorter in PACG patients compared to POAG patients. This finding may provide insight into the pathophysiology of angle closure and provide assistance in future diagnosis, prevention, and management of the angle-closure spectrum of disorders. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Substorm onset location and dipole tilt angle

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    J. Wanliss


    Full Text Available From an initial data set of over 200 substorms we have studied a subset of 30 magnetospheric substorms close to magnetic midnight to investigate, in a statistical fashion, the source region of the auroral arc that brightens at the onset of expansive phase. This arc is usually identified as the ionospheric signature of the expansive phase onset that occurs in the magnetotail. All the substorm onsets were identified via ground-based magnetometer and photometer data from the CANOPUS array. Various Tsyganenko global magnetic field models were used to map magnetic field lines from the location of the onset arc out to its greatest radial distance in the magnetotail. The results appear to favour the current disruption model of substorms since the average onset location has an average of 14.1 Earth radii (RE and is therefore more consistent with theories that place the onset location in the inner magnetotail. For the narrow range of tilts available our modeling indicates the parameter that appears to strongly influence the location of the substorm onset is the dipole tilt angle; as tilt becomes less negative onsets occur further downtail.

  7. Substorm onset location and dipole tilt angle

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    J. Wanliss


    Full Text Available From an initial data set of over 200 substorms we have studied a subset of 30 magnetospheric substorms close to magnetic midnight to investigate, in a statistical fashion, the source region of the auroral arc that brightens at the onset of expansive phase. This arc is usually identified as the ionospheric signature of the expansive phase onset that occurs in the magnetotail. All the substorm onsets were identified via ground-based magnetometer and photometer data from the CANOPUS array. Various Tsyganenko global magnetic field models were used to map magnetic field lines from the location of the onset arc out to its greatest radial distance in the magnetotail. The results appear to favour the current disruption model of substorms since the average onset location has an average of 14.1 Earth radii (RE and is therefore more consistent with theories that place the onset location in the inner magnetotail. For the narrow range of tilts available our modeling indicates the parameter that appears to strongly influence the location of the substorm onset is the dipole tilt angle; as tilt becomes less negative onsets occur further downtail.

  8. Indoor Multipath Assisted Angle of Arrival Localization. (United States)

    Wielandt, Stijn; Strycker, Lieven De


    Indoor radio frequency positioning systems enable a broad range of location aware applications. However, the localization accuracy is often impaired by Non-Line-Of-Sight (NLOS) connections and indoor multipath effects. An interesting evolution in widely deployed communication systems is the transition to multi-antenna devices with beamforming capabilities. These properties form an opportunity for localization methods based on Angle of Arrival (AoA) estimation. This work investigates how multipath propagation can be exploited to enhance the accuracy of AoA localization systems. The presented multipath assisted method resembles a fingerprinting approach, matching an AoA measurement vector to a set of reference vectors. However, reference data is not generated by labor intensive site surveying. Instead, a ray tracer is used, relying on a-priori known floor plan information. The resulting algorithm requires only one fixed receiving antenna array to determine the position of a mobile transmitter in a room. The approach is experimentally evaluated in LOS and NLOS conditions, providing insights in the accuracy and robustness. The measurements are performed in various indoor environments with different hardware configurations. This leads to the conclusion that the proposed system yields a considerable accuracy improvement over common narrowband AoA positioning methods, as well as a reduction of setup efforts in comparison to conventional fingerprinting systems.

  9. Neutron elastic scattering at very small angles

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    This experiment will measure neutron-proton elastic scattering at very small angles and hence very small four-momentum transfer, |t|. The range of |t| depends on the incident neutron momentum of the events but the geometrical acceptance will cover the angular range 0.025 < $\\Theta_{lab}$ < 1.9 mrad. The higher figure could be extended to 8.4 mrad by changing the geometry of the experiment in a later phase. \\\\ \\\\ The neutron beam will be highly collimated and will be derived from a 400 GeV external proton beam of up to $4 \\times 10^{10}$ protons per pulse in the SPS North Area Hall 1. The hydrogen target will be gaseous, operating at 40 atm. pressure and acts as a multiwire proportional chamber to detect the recoil protons. The forward neutron will be detected and located by interaction in a neutron vertex detector and its energy measured by a conventional steel plate calorimeter. \\\\ \\\\ The experiment will cover the angular region of nucleon-nucleon scattering which is dominated by Coulomb scattering ...

  10. Gradient angle estimation by uniform directional simulation on a cone

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    Ditlevsen, Ove Dalager


    of these projections is derived assuming the limit-state surface to be a hyperplane. This distribution depends on the angle between the cone axis and the normal vector to the hyperplane. Assuming sufficient flatness of the actual limit-state surface within a neighbourhood of the cut point with the cone axis, the cone...... top angle can be chosen small enough that this distribution can be taken as the basis for the formulation of the likelihood function of the angle given the sample of projections. The angle of maximum likelihood is then the indicator of whether the cut point can be taken as a sufficiently accurate...... approximation to a locally most central limit state point. Moreover, the estimated angle can be used to correct the geometric reliability index.\\bfseries Keywords: Directional simulation, effectivity factor, gradient angle estimation, maximum likelihood, model-correction-factor method, Monte Carlo simulation...

  11. Steering Angle Function Algorithm of Morphing of Residential Area

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    XIE Tian


    Full Text Available A residential area feature morphing method based on steering angle function is presented. To residential area with the same representation under two different scales,transforming the representation of the residential area polygon from vector coordinates to steering angle function,then using the steering angle function to match,and finding out the similarity and the differences between the residential areas under different scale to get the steering angle function of the the residential areas under any middle scale,the final,transforming the middle scale steering angle function to vector coordinates form,and get the middle shape interpolation of the the residential area polygon.Experimental results show:the residential area morphing method by using steering angle function presented can realize the continuous multi-scale representation under the premise of keeping in shape for the residential area with the rectangular boundary features.

  12. Vehicle Sideslip Angle Estimation Based on General Regression Neural Network

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    Wang Wei


    Full Text Available Aiming at the accuracy of estimation of vehicle’s mass center sideslip angle, an estimation method of slip angle based on general regression neural network (GRNN and driver-vehicle closed-loop system has been proposed: regarding vehicle’s sideslip angle as time series mapping of yaw speed and lateral acceleration; using homogeneous design project to optimize the training samples; building the mapping relationship among sideslip angle, yaw speed, and lateral acceleration; at the same time, using experimental method to measure vehicle’s sideslip angle to verify validity of this method. Estimation results of neural network and real vehicle experiment show the same changing tendency. The mean of error is within 10% of test result’s amplitude. Results show GRNN can estimate vehicle’s sideslip angle correctly. It can offer a reference to the application of vehicle’s stability control system on vehicle’s state estimation.

  13. Luminosity Anti-leveling with Crossing Angle (MD 1669)

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    Gorzawski, Arkadiusz; Ponce, Laurette; Salvachua Ferrando, Belen Maria; Wenninger, Jorg; CERN. Geneva. ATS Department


    A significant fraction of the LHC luminosity ($\\sim$30\\% in 2016) is lost due to the presence (and necessity) of the crossing angles at the IPs. At the LHC the crossing angle is typically set to a value that provides sufficient separation of the beams at the start of fills for the peak bunch intensities. As the bunch intensity decays during a fill, it is possible to reduce the crossing angle and recover some luminosity. A smooth crossing angle reduction procedure must be developed to take advantage of this option during stable beam operation. During this MD a smooth procedure for luminosity leveling with crossing angle was tested. It was demonstrated that the orbit was well controlled, beam losses were low and the offset leveled experiments ALICE and LHCb were not affected by crossing angle leveling in ATLAS and CMS.


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    Nishat Sultana Khayoom


    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Anterior chamber depth and lens thickness have been considered as important biometric determinants in primary angle-closure glaucoma. Patients with primary narrow angle may be classified as a primary angle closure suspect (PACS, or as having primary angle closure (PAC or primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG. 23.9% of patients with primary angle closure disease are in India, which highlights the importance of understanding the disease, its natural history, and its underlying pathophysiology, so that we may try to establish effective methods of treatment and preventative measures to delay, or even arrest, disease progression, thereby reducing visual morbidity. AIM To determine the lens thickness using A-scan biometry and its significance in various stages of angle closure disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS Patients attending outpatient department at Minto Ophthalmic Hospital between October 2013 to May 2015 were screened for angle closure disease and subsequently evaluated at glaucoma department. In our study, lens thickness showed a direct correlation with shallowing of the anterior chamber by determining the LT/ ACD ratio. A decrease in anterior chamber depth is proportional to the narrowing of the angle which contributes to the progression of the angle closure disease from just apposition to occlusion enhancing the risk for optic nerve damage and visual field loss. Hence, if the lens thickness values are assessed earlier in the disease process, appropriate intervention can be planned. CONCLUSION Determination of lens changes along with anterior chamber depth and axial length morphometrically can aid in early detection of angle closure. The role of lens extraction for PACG is a subject of increased interest. Lens extraction promotes the benefits of anatomical opening of the angle, IOP reduction and improved vision. This potential intervention may be one among the armamentarium of approaches for PACG. Among the current treatment modalities

  15. Antibody elbow angles are influenced by their light chain class

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    Stanfield, R; Zemla, A; Wilson, I; Rupp, B


    We have examined the elbow angles for 365 different Fab fragments, and observe that Fabs with lambda light chains have adopted a wider range of elbow angles than their kappa-chain counterparts, and that the lambda light chain Fabs are frequently found with very large (>195{sup o}) elbow angles. This apparent hyperflexibility of lambda-chain Fabs may be due to an insertion in their switch region, which is one residue longer than in kappa chains, with glycine occurring most frequently at the insertion position. A new, web-based computer program that was used to calculate the Fab elbow angles is also described.

  16. Old and new in exploring the anterior chamber angle (United States)

    Raluca, Moisescu; Mircea, Filip; Andrei, Filip; Carmen, Dragne; Miruna, Nicolae; Grigorios, Triantafyllidis; Ileana, Ungureanu


    Angle-closure glaucoma includes a number of entities with closed angle, elevated intraocular pressure, in association with optic nerve damage and visual field defects as common markers. These entities are characterized by irido-trabecular apposition, irido-trabecular synechiae or both. The angle configuration must be systematically checked at least one time in patients presenting with raised intraocular pressure or glaucoma. Gonioscopy represented for a long time the gold standard for clinically assessing anterior chamber angle structures and their configuration. However, the interpretation of gonio-scopic findings is subjective and only semiquantitative. With the development of new imaging techniques of the anterior segment, new analysis methods have also emerged. Ultrabiomicroscopy was the first method of analyzing the anterior segment and is still the only imaging technique for all anterior segment structures (especially the ciliary body). Another method is optical coherence tomography, a non-contact technique by which angle configuration can be assessed in a more rapid and less invasive manner. Recently developed Pentacam technology could represent in the near future a more quantitative, rapid and non-invasive screening tool which could allow early detection of angle closure glaucoma and narrow angle configurations by measuring a set of anterior chamber parameters. List of abbreviations: ACG –angle closure glaucoma, ASOCT-anterior segment optical coherence tomography UMB- ultrasound biomicroscopy (ultrabiomicroscopy), PAS-posterior angle synechiae ACD-anterior chamber depth, ACV-anterior chamber volume, PLI-periphery laser iridotomy PMID:29450309

  17. Angle Stability Analysis for Voltage-Controlled Converters

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    Lin, Hengwei; Jia, Chenxi; Guerrero, Josep M.


    Power electronics based voltage source converters (VSCs) keep increasing in modern electrical systems. As a branch of stability problems, angle stability is significant for an electrical system. Based on small disturbance analysis and time scale decomposition perspective, this paper proposes...... a criterion to analyze the quasi-steady angle stability and the direct current (DC) side stability for VSCs. The operating limit and the angle instability mechanism are revealed, which is generally applicable to the voltage-controlled converters. During the analysis, the influence of the parameters on angle...

  18. Tachometer Derived From Brushless Shaft-Angle Resolver (United States)

    Howard, David E.; Smith, Dennis A.


    Tachometer circuit operates in conjunction with brushless shaft-angle resolver. By performing sequence of straightforward mathematical operations on resolver signals and utilizing simple trigonometric identity, generates voltage proportional to rate of rotation of shaft. One advantage is use of brushless shaft-angle resolver as main source of rate signal: no brushes to wear out, no brush noise, and brushless resolvers have proven robustness. No switching of signals to generate noise. Another advantage, shaft-angle resolver used as shaft-angle sensor, tachometer input obtained without adding another sensor. Present circuit reduces overall size, weight, and cost of tachometer.

  19. Escape angles in bulk chi((2)) soliton interactions

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    Johansen, Steffen Kjær; Bang, Ole; Sørensen, Mads Peter


    We develop a theory for nonplanar interaction between two identical type I spatial solitons propagating at opposite, but arbitrary transverse angles in quadratic nonlinear (or so-called chi((2))) bulk, media. We predict quantitatively the outwards escape angle, below which the solitons turn around...... and collide, and above which they continue to move-away from each other. For in-plane interaction, the theory allows prediction of the Outcome of a collision through the inwards escape angle, i.e., whether the solitons fuse or cross. We find an analytical expression determining the inwards escape angle using...

  20. Characterizing the combinatorial beam angle selection problem (United States)

    Bangert, Mark; Ziegenhein, Peter; Oelfke, Uwe


    The beam angle selection (BAS) problem in intensity-modulated radiation therapy is often interpreted as a combinatorial optimization problem, i.e. finding the best combination of η beams in a discrete set of candidate beams. It is well established that the combinatorial BAS problem may be solved efficiently with metaheuristics such as simulated annealing or genetic algorithms. However, the underlying parameters of the optimization process, such as the inclusion of non-coplanar candidate beams, the angular resolution in the space of candidate beams, and the number of evaluated beam ensembles as well as the relative performance of different metaheuristics have not yet been systematically investigated. We study these open questions in a meta-analysis of four strategies for combinatorial optimization in order to provide a reference for future research related to the BAS problem in intensity-modulated radiation therapy treatment planning. We introduce a high-performance inverse planning engine for BAS. It performs a full fluence optimization for ≈3600 treatment plans per hour while handling up to 50 GB of dose influence data (≈1400 candidate beams). For three head and neck patients, we compare the relative performance of a genetic, a cross-entropy, a simulated annealing and a naive iterative algorithm. The selection of ensembles with 5, 7, 9 and 11 beams considering either only coplanar or all feasible candidate beams is studied for an angular resolution of 5°, 10°, 15° and 20° in the space of candidate beams. The impact of different convergence criteria is investigated in comparison to a fixed termination after the evaluation of 10 000 beam ensembles. In total, our simulations comprise a full fluence optimization for about 3000 000 treatment plans. All four combinatorial BAS strategies yield significant improvements of the objective function value and of the corresponding dose distributions compared to standard beam configurations with equi

  1. Angle Class II correction with MARA appliance

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    Kelly Chiqueto


    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects produced by the MARA appliance in the treatment of Angle's Class II, division 1 malocclusion. METHODS: The sample consisted of 44 young patients divided into two groups: The MARA Group, with initial mean age of 11.99 years, treated with the MARA appliance for an average period of 1.11 years, and the Control Group, with initial mean age of 11.63 years, monitored for a mean period of 1.18 years with no treatment. Lateral cephalograms were used to compare the groups using cephalometric variables in the initial and final phases. For these comparisons, Student's t test was employed. RESULTS: MARA appliance produced the following effects: Maxillary growth restriction, no change in mandibular development, improvement in maxillomandibular relationship, increased lower anterior facial height and counterclockwise rotation of the functional occlusal plane. In the upper arch, the incisors moved lingually and retruded, while the molars moved distally and tipped distally. In the lower arch, the incisors proclined and protruded, whereas the molars mesialized and tipped mesially. Finally, there was a significant reduction in overbite and overjet, with an obvious improvement in molar relationship. CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that the MARA appliance proved effective in correcting Angle's Class II, division 1 malocclusion while inducing skeletal changes and particularly dental changes.OBJETIVO: avaliar os efeitos proporcionados pelo aparelho MARA no tratamento da má oclusão de Classe II, 1ª divisão. MÉTODOS: utilizou-se uma amostra de 44 jovens, divididos em dois grupos - Grupo MARA, com idade inicial média de 11,99 anos e tratado com o aparelho MARA por um período médio de 1,11 ano; e Grupo Controle, com idade inicial média de 11,63 ano e observado por um período médio de 1,18 ano, sem nenhum tratamento. Utilizou-se as telerradiografias em norma lateral para comparar os grupos quanto às variáveis cefalométricas das

  2. Bioimpedance-Derived Phase Angle and Mortality Among Older People. (United States)

    Genton, Laurence; Norman, Kristina; Spoerri, Adrian; Pichard, Claude; Karsegard, Véronique L; Herrmann, François R; Graf, Christophe E


    Phase angle measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) may be a marker of health state. This historical cohort study of prospectively collected BIA measurements aims to investigate the link between phase angle and mortality in older people and evaluate whether a phase angle cutoff can be defined. We included all adults aged ≥65 years who underwent a BIA measurement by the Nutriguard ® device at the Geneva University Hospitals. We retrieved retrospectively the phase angle and comorbidities at the last BIA measurement and mortality until December 2012. We calculated phase angle standardized for sex, age, and body mass index (BMI), using reference values determined with the same brand of BIA device. Sex-specific and standardized phase angle were categorized into quartiles. The association of mortality with sex-specific or standardized phase angle was evaluated through univariate and multivariate Cox regression models, Kaplan-Meier curves, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves. We included 1307 (38% women) participants, among whom 628 (44% women) died. In a multivariate Cox regression model adjusted for comorbidities and setting of measurement (ambulatory vs. hospitalized), the protective effect against mortality increased progressively as the standardized phase angle quartile increased (HR 0.71 [95% CI 0.58, 0.86], 0.53 [95% CI 0.42, 0.67], and 0.32 [95% CI 0.23, 0.43]). The discriminative value of continuous standardized phase angle, assessed as the area under the ROC curve, was 0.72 (95%CI 0.70, 0.75). We could not define an acceptable phase angle cutoff for individual prediction of mortality (LK), based on sensibility and specificity values. This study shows the association of phase angle and mortality in older patients, independent of age, sex, comorbidities, BMI categories, and setting of measurement.

  3. Normal Q-angle in an adult Nigerian population. (United States)

    Omololu, Bade B; Ogunlade, Olusegun S; Gopaldasani, Vinod K


    The Q-angle has been studied among the adult Caucasian population with the establishment of reference values. Scientists are beginning to accept the concept of different human races. Physical variability exists between various African ethnic groups and Caucasians as exemplified by differences in anatomic features such as a flat nose compared with a pointed nose, wide rather than narrow faces, and straight rather than curly hair. Therefore, we cannot assume the same Q-angle values will be applicable to Africans and Caucasians. We established a baseline reference value for normal Q-angles among asymptomatic Nigerian adults. The Q-angles of the left and right knees were measured using a goniometer in 477 Nigerian adults (354 males; 123 females) in the supine and standing positions. The mean Q-angles for men were 10.7 degrees +/- 2.2 degrees in the supine position and 12.3 degrees +/- 2.2 degrees in the standing position in the right knee. The left knee Q-angles in men were 10.5 degrees +/- 2.6 degrees in the supine position and 11.7 degrees +/- 2.8 degrees in the standing position. In women, the mean Q-angles for the right knee were 21 degrees +/- 4.8 degrees in the supine position and 22.8 degrees +/- 4.7 degrees in the standing position. The mean Q-angles for the left knee in women were 20.9 degrees +/- 4.6 degrees in the supine position and 22.7 degrees +/- 4.6 degrees in the standing position. We observed a difference in Q-angles in the supine and standing positions for all participants. The Q-angle in adult Nigerian men is comparable to that of adult Caucasian men, but the Q-angle of Nigerian women is greater than that of their Caucasian counterparts.

  4. Plateau iris in Japanese patients with primary angle closure and primary angle closure glaucoma. (United States)

    Mizoguchi, Takanori; Ozaki, Mineo; Wakiyama, Harumi; Ogino, Nobuchika


    To determine the prevalence of plateau iris in Japanese patients with primary angle closure (PAC) and primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) and analyze the biometric parameters in patients with plateau iris using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM). In this cross-sectional observational study, subjects aged >50 years with PAC and PACG who had previously undergone a patent laser peripheral iridotomy underwent UBM in one eye. UBM images were qualitatively analyzed using standardized criteria. Plateau iris in a quadrant was defined by anteriorly directed ciliary body, absent ciliary sulcus, steep iris root from its point of insertion followed by a downward angulation, flat iris plane, and irido-angle contact. At least two quadrants had to fulfill these UBM criteria for an eye to be classified as having plateau iris. A-scan biometry was used to measure anterior segment parameters. Ninety-one subjects with PAC (58 subjects) or PACG (33 subjects) and 68 normal controls were recruited. The mean (standard deviation) ages of PAC and PACG patients and normal controls were 73.5 (6.2) and 72.6 (7.3), respectively. Based on UBM criteria, plateau iris was found in 16 eyes (17.6%) of 91 eyes. In these 16 eyes, quadrant-wise analysis showed ten eyes (62.5%) had plateau iris in two quadrants; four eyes (25%) had plateau iris in three quadrants; and two eyes (12.5%) had plateau iris in four quadrants. Anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, axial length, lens position, and relative lens position were not statistically significant between the group having plateau iris and that not having plateau iris, respectively. Approximately 20% of Japanese subjects with PAC and PACG with a patent laser peripheral iridotomy were found to have plateau iris on UBM. No morphological difference was noted in the anterior segment of the eye between those with or without plateau iris.

  5. Plateau iris in Japanese patients with primary angle closure and primary angle closure glaucoma

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    Full Text Available Takanori Mizoguchi,1 Mineo Ozaki,2,3 Harumi Wakiyama,1,4 Nobuchika Ogino1,51Mizoguchi Eye Clinic, Nagasaki, Japan; 2Ozaki Eye Clinic Miyazaki, Japan; 3Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Japan; 4The Japanese Red Cross Nagasaki Genbaku Hospital, Nagasaki, Japan; 5Nishigaki Eye Clinic, Nagoya, JapanPurpose: To determine the prevalence of plateau iris in Japanese patients with primary angle closure (PAC and primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG and analyze the biometric parameters in patients with plateau iris using ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM.Methods: In this cross-sectional observational study, subjects aged >50 years with PAC and PACG who had previously undergone a patent laser peripheral iridotomy underwent UBM in one eye. UBM images were qualitatively analyzed using standardized criteria. Plateau iris in a quadrant was defined by anteriorly directed ciliary body, absent ciliary sulcus, steep iris root from its point of insertion followed by a downward angulation, flat iris plane, and irido-angle contact. At least two quadrants had to fulfill these UBM criteria for an eye to be classified as having plateau iris. A-scan biometry was used to measure anterior segment parameters.Results: Ninety-one subjects with PAC (58 subjects or PACG (33 subjects and 68 normal controls were recruited. The mean (standard deviation ages of PAC and PACG patients and normal controls were 73.5 (6.2 and 72.6 (7.3, respectively. Based on UBM criteria, plateau iris was found in 16 eyes (17.6% of 91 eyes. In these 16 eyes, quadrant-wise analysis showed ten eyes (62.5% had plateau iris in two quadrants; four eyes (25% had plateau iris in three quadrants; and two eyes (12.5% had plateau iris in four quadrants. Anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, axial length, lens position, and relative lens position were not statistically significant between the group having plateau iris and that not having plateau iris

  6. The Relation Between Sacral Angle and Vertical Angle of Sacral Curvature and Lumbar Disc Degeneration (United States)

    Ghasemi, Ahmad; Haddadi, Kaveh; Khoshakhlagh, Mohammad; Ganjeh, Hamid Reza


    Abstract The purpose of this study is to determine the reliability and validity of a goniometric measurement of the vertical angle of the sacrum and sacral angle (SA), and their relationships to lumbar degeneration. A herniated lumbar disc is one of the most frequent medical issues. Investigators in a number of studies have reported associated risk factors for prevalent disc degeneration. Atypical lumbosacral angles and curvature are thought to contribute to the degradation of the spine by many researchers. This study analyzed 360 patients referred to our clinic from 2013 to 2015 due to low back pain. A cross-sectional case–control study was designed in order to compare the sagittal alignment of the lumbosacral area in 3 groups of patients suffering from LBP. A total 120 patients were in a control group with a normal lumbar magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 120 patients had lumbar disk herniation (LDH), and 120 patients had spinal stenosis. From the sagittal plan of lumbar MRI, SA and vertical angle of sacral curvature (VASC) were determined and then analyzed. The means of VASC in these groups were: 38.98 (SD: 6.36 ± 0.58), 40.89 (SD: 7.69 ± 0.69), and 40.54 (SD: 7.13 ± 0.92), respectively (P = 0.089). Moreover, studies of SA in 3 groups showed that the means of SA were: 39.30 (SD: 6.69 ± 0.63), 40.52 (SD: 7.47 ± 0.65), and 35.63 (SD: 6.07 ± 0.79), respectively. Relation between SA and spinal stenosis was just statistically significant (P ≤ 0.05). One significant limitation of our study is the lack of standing MRI for increased accuracy of measurement. However, we were reluctant to give patients needless exposure to radiation from conventional X-ray, and instead used MRI scans. We did not find any significant correlation between the VASC and LDH in lumbar MRI. Also, SA is not an independent risk factor for LDH in men and women. We suggested that there are several biomechanical factors involved in LDH. PMID:26871821

  7. Accelerated iterative beam angle selection in IMRT

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    Bangert, Mark, E-mail: [Department of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology, German Cancer Research Center—DKFZ, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, Heidelberg D-69120 (Germany); Unkelbach, Jan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02114 (United States)


    Purpose: Iterative methods for beam angle selection (BAS) for intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) planning sequentially construct a beneficial ensemble of beam directions. In a naïve implementation, the nth beam is selected by adding beam orientations one-by-one from a discrete set of candidates to an existing ensemble of (n − 1) beams. The best beam orientation is identified in a time consuming process by solving the fluence map optimization (FMO) problem for every candidate beam and selecting the beam that yields the largest improvement to the objective function value. This paper evaluates two alternative methods to accelerate iterative BAS based on surrogates for the FMO objective function value. Methods: We suggest to select candidate beams not based on the FMO objective function value after convergence but (1) based on the objective function value after five FMO iterations of a gradient based algorithm and (2) based on a projected gradient of the FMO problem in the first iteration. The performance of the objective function surrogates is evaluated based on the resulting objective function values and dose statistics in a treatment planning study comprising three intracranial, three pancreas, and three prostate cases. Furthermore, iterative BAS is evaluated for an application in which a small number of noncoplanar beams complement a set of coplanar beam orientations. This scenario is of practical interest as noncoplanar setups may require additional attention of the treatment personnel for every couch rotation. Results: Iterative BAS relying on objective function surrogates yields similar results compared to naïve BAS with regard to the objective function values and dose statistics. At the same time, early stopping of the FMO and using the projected gradient during the first iteration enable reductions in computation time by approximately one to two orders of magnitude. With regard to the clinical delivery of noncoplanar IMRT treatments, we could

  8. Angle-domain common-image gathers from anisotropic Gaussian ...

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    An approach for extracting angle-domain common-image gathers (ADCIGs) from anisotropic Gaussian beam prestack depth migration (GB-PSDM) is presented in this paper. The propagation angle is calculated in the process of migration using the real-value traveltime information of Gaussian beam. Based on the above, ...

  9. Angle-domain common-image gathers from anisotropic Gaussian ...

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    An approach for extracting angle-domain common-image gathers (ADCIGs) from anisotropic Gaussian beam prestack depth migration (GB-PSDM) is presented in this paper. The propagation angle is calcu- lated in the process of migration using the real-value traveltime information of Gaussian beam. Based on the above ...

  10. Flow tilt angles near forest edges - Part 1: Sonic anemometry

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    Dellwik, Ebba; Mann, Jakob; Larsen, Klaus Steenberg


    An analysis of flow tilt angles from a fetch-limited beech forest site with clearings is presented in the context of vertical advection of carbon dioxide. Flow angles and vertical velocities from two sonic anemometers by different manufacturers were analyzed. Instead of using rotations, where zero...... balance, unless all terms in the carbon dioxide conservation equation can be precisely estimated....

  11. The extent of visual space inferred from perspective angles. (United States)

    Erkelens, Casper J


    Retinal images are perspective projections of the visual environment. Perspective projections do not explain why we perceive perspective in 3-D space. Analysis of underlying spatial transformations shows that visual space is a perspective transformation of physical space if parallel lines in physical space vanish at finite distance in visual space. Perspective angles, i.e., the angle perceived between parallel lines in physical space, were estimated for rails of a straight railway track. Perspective angles were also estimated from pictures taken from the same point of view. Perspective angles between rails ranged from 27% to 83% of their angular size in the retinal image. Perspective angles prescribe the distance of vanishing points of visual space. All computed distances were shorter than 6 m. The shallow depth of a hypothetical space inferred from perspective angles does not match the depth of visual space, as it is perceived. Incongruity between the perceived shape of a railway line on the one hand and the experienced ratio between width and length of the line on the other hand is huge, but apparently so unobtrusive that it has remained unnoticed. The incompatibility between perspective angles and perceived distances casts doubt on evidence for a curved visual space that has been presented in the literature and was obtained from combining judgments of distances and angles with physical positions.

  12. Measurement of angle kappa and centration in refractive surgery. (United States)

    Park, Choul Yong; Oh, Sei Yeul; Chuck, Roy S


    Consideration of angle kappa is important for correct centration of refractive treatments. Decentered refractive treatment can cause photic phenomena including glare, halo, and deterioration of vision. This review highlights the concept of angle kappa, its measurement and distribution in normal populations, and the methods to compensate for large angle kappa in refractive surgery using laser or intraocular lenses (IOLs). Determination of the treatment center is very important in refractive surgery. Moving the ablation center from the center of the entrance pupil to points near visual axis, such as the corneal light reflex (line of sight) or corneal vertex normal, results in less induction of higher order aberrations (including coma aberration) and either the same or better visual outcomes both in hyperopic and myopic eyes when compared to laser ablation centered on the entrance pupil. Decentration of multifocal IOLs can result in deterioration of postoperative visual function with induction of higher order aberrations. The occurrence of photic phenomena positively correlated with preoperative values of angle kappa. There is a growing body of evidence that emphasizes the consideration of angle kappa in refractive surgery. Ignoring angle kappa may sometimes result in decentered treatment and aggravation of visual symptoms. Compensation for angle kappa is important for optimal correction of refractive error by either laser ablation or IOLs, especially for hyperopes and any eyes with large angle kappa.

  13. determination of determination of optimal tilt angle for maximum

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    The paper analyses the solar radiation data estimated from sunshine hours and ambient temperature to predict the PV energy output at the site. The analysis showed that the best tilt angle for PV energy production is 60 if the module is fixed module is fixed but if adjusted monthly, the best tilt angle for each month will be 300, ...

  14. Contact angle hysteresis: a review of fundamentals and applications

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    Eral, Burak; 't Mannetje, Dieter; Oh, J.M.


    Contact angle hysteresis is an important physical phenomenon. It is omnipresent in nature and also plays a crucial role in various industrial processes. Despite its relevance, there is a lack of consensus on how to incorporate a description of contact angle hysteresis into physical models. To

  15. The impact of contact angle on the biocompatibility of biomaterials

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    Menzies, Kara L; Jones, Lyndon


    .... A characteristic that significantly influences this response is that related to surface wettability, which is often determined by measuring the contact angle of the material. This article reviews the impact of contact angle on the biocompatibility of tissue engineering substrates, blood-contacting devices, dental implants, intraocular lenses, and contact lens materials.

  16. Comparison of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Patients in Rural and ...

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    NRR width reduced to ≤0.1CDR (between 11 to 1 o'clock or 5 to 7 o'clock). 2 ... 24. TOTAL. 100. 855. 100. 1013. Table 2: POAG - primary open angle glaucoma, POAGS – primary open angle glaucoma suspect, NTG ..... Twenty-four-hour.

  17. Determination of the Optimum Collector Angle for Composite Solar ...

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    A model for predicting solar radiation available at any given time in the inhabited area in Ilorin was developed. From the equation developed, the optimum tilt angle of the collector due south was carried out. The optimum angle of tilt of the collector and the orientation are dependent on the month of the year and the location ...

  18. Radiological assessment of the femoral bicondylar angle in a ...

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    Background: Femoral bicondylar angle is the angle between the diaphysis of the femur and a line perpendicular to the infracondylar plane. It is indispensable in bipedal locomotion as it serves to place the knee and foot under the body's center of gravity during the single support phase of gait. Although the mechanism for the ...

  19. Presentation of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG) at Lions ...

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    Objective Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) is the most common type of glaucoma in Africa. We carried out a study to determine the clinical presentation pattern of patients with primary open angle glaucoma (POAG) at a tertiary hospital in Malawi. Design A cross-sectional study. Setting Lions Sight First Eye Hospital—a ...

  20. Evaluation of the normal calcaneal angles in Egyptian population

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    Fahmy Anwar Shoukry


    Feb 1, 2012 ... The importance of the cal- caneal angles in assessing the fractures of calcaneus and planning treatment has been highlighted. Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the normal calcaneal angles in the Egyptian pop- .... ulae groups which increases with osteoporosis and disrupted in comminuted ...

  1. Automated measurement of diagnostic angles for hip dysplasia

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    de Raedt, Sepp; Mechlenburg, I.; Stilling, M.


    A fully automatic method for measuring diagnostic angles of hip dysplasia is presented. The method consists of the automatic segmentation of CT images and detection of anatomical landmarks on the femur and acetabulum. The standard angles used in the diagnosis of hip dysplasia are subsequently...

  2. Solar electricity potentials and optimal angles for mounting solar ...

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    The need for harnessing solar energy using solar panels mounted at optimal inclination angles in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria is presented. The optimal angle for mounting solar panels as presented by Photovoltaic Geographic Information System (PVGIS) ranges from 11º to 14º in the Southern zone and 13º to 16º ...

  3. Engineering sidewall angles of silica-on-silicon waveguides

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    Haiyan, Ou


    Burned photoresist is used as etch mask when producing silica-onsilicon waveguides. The sidewall angle of the optical glass waveguides is engineered by varying photoresist thickness and etch selectivity. The principle for the formation of the angles is introduced and very promising experimental...

  4. Physiological response to angling of Africa's premier freshwater ...

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    Blood plasma was analysed for glucose, cortisol and lactate concentrations to assess the effects of angling duration, fish size and fish condition. Larger fish were angled for a longer duration. Plasma glucose concentrations decreased with greater lactate concentrations, an indication of the aerobic and anaerobic work done ...

  5. Normal values of knee angle, intercondylar and intermalleolar ...

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    There is little data on the range of variation of knee angle, intermalleolar and intercondylar distances in African children. Such measurements are needed to assist determining whether a child legs are normal or not. Knee angle intermalleolar and intercondylar distances were measured in 2166 Nigerian children aged one ...

  6. A Novel Monopulse Angle Estimation Method for Wideband LFM Radars

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    Yi-Xiong Zhang


    Full Text Available Traditional monopulse angle estimations are mainly based on phase comparison and amplitude comparison methods, which are commonly adopted in narrowband radars. In modern radar systems, wideband radars are becoming more and more important, while the angle estimation for wideband signals is little studied in previous works. As noise in wideband radars has larger bandwidth than narrowband radars, the challenge lies in the accumulation of energy from the high resolution range profile (HRRP of monopulse. In wideband radars, linear frequency modulated (LFM signals are frequently utilized. In this paper, we investigate the monopulse angle estimation problem for wideband LFM signals. To accumulate the energy of the received echo signals from different scatterers of a target, we propose utilizing a cross-correlation operation, which can achieve a good performance in low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR conditions. In the proposed algorithm, the problem of angle estimation is converted to estimating the frequency of the cross-correlation function (CCF. Experimental results demonstrate the similar performance of the proposed algorithm compared with the traditional amplitude comparison method. It means that the proposed method for angle estimation can be adopted. When adopting the proposed method, future radars may only need wideband signals for both tracking and imaging, which can greatly increase the data rate and strengthen the capability of anti-jamming. More importantly, the estimated angle will not become ambiguous under an arbitrary angle, which can significantly extend the estimated angle range in wideband radars.

  7. A cephalometric assessment of the nasolabial angle of an adult ...

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    Objective: One of the most important components of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning is an evaluation of the patient's soft tissue profile. An assessment of the nasolabial angle is a vital component of this evaluation. The purpose of this study was to establish norms for the nasolabial angle of an adult Nigerian ...

  8. Centric slide in different Angle's classes of occlusion. (United States)

    Čimić, Samir; Badel, Tomislav; Šimunković, Sonja Kraljević; Pavičin, Ivana Savić; Ćatić, Amir


    The purpose of this study was to test the possible differences in centric slide values between different Angle's classes of occlusion. The study included 98 participants divided into four groups: Angle's class I, Angle's class II, subdivision 1, Angle's class II, subdivision 2 and Angle's class III. All recordings were obtained using an ultrasound jaw tracking device with six degrees of freedom. The distance between the maximum intercuspation (reference position) and the centric occlusion was recorded at the condylar level. Anteroposterior, superoinferior and transversal distance of the centric slide were calculated for each participant, and the data were statistically analyzed (analysis of variance and Newman-Keuls post hoc test). No statistically significant difference was found in the anteroposterior and transversal distance of the centric slide between tested groups, while Angle's class II, subdivision 2 showed smaller vertical amount of the centric slide compared to Angle's class I and class II, subdivision 1. None of the 98 participants showed coincidence of centric occlusion and maximum intercuspation. Our results suggest that coincidence of the maximum intercuspation with the centric occlusion should not be expected. Smaller extent of the vertical distance of the centric slide could be morphological and a functional expression characteristic of the Angle's class II, subdivision 2. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.

  9. Bioimpedance phase angle indicates catabolism in Type 2 diabetes. (United States)

    Dittmar, M; Reber, H; Kahaly, G J


    Body cell mass is directly proportional to the bioimpedance phase-angle which is an indicator of the amount of electrical charge that cell membranes can hold and is an index of cellular health and function. To evaluate whether the bioimpedance phase angle is relevant for indicating catabolism in people with diabetes and whether it discriminates between people with diabetes receiving different types of therapy. A cross-sectional study was performed in 182 people with Type 2 diabetes and 107 age- and BMI-matched control subjects. The phase angle was measured at 5, 50 and 100 kHz using multifrequency bioimpedance analysis. The phase angles were compared among different diabetes therapy groups (untreated patients with diabetes, patients receiving oral antidiabetic drugs and patients receiving insulin therapy). The phase angle at 100 kHz strongly correlated with total body potassium (r = 0.70, P = 0.001), and was therefore a good indicator of body cell mass. The phase angle at 100 kHz discriminated more strongly between patients with Type 2 diabetes and control subjects than did the phase angle at 50 kHz. Compared with control subjects, patients with Type 2 diabetes had a smaller phase angle at 100 kHz (men: 5.2° vs. 4.5°, P measurement for assessing catabolic state in people with diabetes. © 2015 The Authors. Diabetic Medicine © 2015 Diabetes UK.

  10. An assessment of recreational bank angling in the Free State ...

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    Recreational angling is an important form of utilisation of inland fisheries in South Africa but there is little information on this sector. The objective of this study was to provide an assessment of recreational bank angling in the Free State Province using licence sale and tournament data. During 2013 and 2014, 8 256 and 7 ...

  11. Does Sacrococcygeal Angle Play a Role on Pilonidal Sinus Etiology?

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    Ramazan Eryilmaz


    Full Text Available The predisposing factors for the development of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease (SPD still remain undetermined. Here, we investigate the sacrococcygeal angle as a possible predisposing factor for the development of disease. Consecutive male patients admitted to our clinic with the diagnosis of SPD were included. Sex, age and BMI matched healthy controls without SPD were enrolled to the study. The predefined sacrococcygeal angles of patients and controls were measured on lateral pelvic radiographs by a single experienced radiologist. Thirty patients were included in each group. Sacrococcygeal angles of patients and control group were measured as 37.3 ± 14.5 and 36.81 ± 10.23 in patients and controls, respectively. The difference with respect to sacrococcygeal angle was not statistically significant between two groups. Sacrococcygeal angle which is the main skeletal determinant of intergluteal sulcus is not a predisposing factor for the development of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease.

  12. Deep learning methods for protein torsion angle prediction. (United States)

    Li, Haiou; Hou, Jie; Adhikari, Badri; Lyu, Qiang; Cheng, Jianlin


    Deep learning is one of the most powerful machine learning methods that has achieved the state-of-the-art performance in many domains. Since deep learning was introduced to the field of bioinformatics in 2012, it has achieved success in a number of areas such as protein residue-residue contact prediction, secondary structure prediction, and fold recognition. In this work, we developed deep learning methods to improve the prediction of torsion (dihedral) angles of proteins. We design four different deep learning architectures to predict protein torsion angles. The architectures including deep neural network (DNN) and deep restricted Boltzmann machine (DRBN), deep recurrent neural network (DRNN) and deep recurrent restricted Boltzmann machine (DReRBM) since the protein torsion angle prediction is a sequence related problem. In addition to existing protein features, two new features (predicted residue contact number and the error distribution of torsion angles extracted from sequence fragments) are used as input to each of the four deep learning architectures to predict phi and psi angles of protein backbone. The mean absolute error (MAE) of phi and psi angles predicted by DRNN, DReRBM, DRBM and DNN is about 20-21° and 29-30° on an independent dataset. The MAE of phi angle is comparable to the existing methods, but the MAE of psi angle is 29°, 2° lower than the existing methods. On the latest CASP12 targets, our methods also achieved the performance better than or comparable to a state-of-the art method. Our experiment demonstrates that deep learning is a valuable method for predicting protein torsion angles. The deep recurrent network architecture performs slightly better than deep feed-forward architecture, and the predicted residue contact number and the error distribution of torsion angles extracted from sequence fragments are useful features for improving prediction accuracy.

  13. [Diagnostic value of Blumensaat angle for anterior cruciate ligament injury]. (United States)

    Cheng, Xiang-Yun; Feng, Jiang-Feng; Lu, Yan-Hui; Zhao, Yong-Liang; Yang, Zi-Quan


    The receiver operator characteristic(ROC) curve was used to determine the best Blumensaat angle for the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury, so as to objectively evaluate the diagnostic value of Blumensaat angle for anterior cruciate ligament injury. Total 167 patients who had knee arthroscopic treatment in a hospital from January 2015 to January 2016 were retrospectively studied, and the patients' age, gender, left and right limb condition were recorded. The patients were divided into two groups according to Blumensaat angle measured on the MRI: group A(Blumensaat angle0°). The ROC curve was drawn from the statistical data of the group B to get the best critical value of the anterior cruciate ligament injury when the Blumensaat angle was more than 0°. According to the best critical value obtained by ROC curve, the coincidence rate of the total sample was obtained. There were no significant differences in patients' age, gender, and affected limbs. There were 51 patients in group A, in which 49 patients were diagnosed as anterior cruciate injury under arthroscopy(gold standard for diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury), and 2 patients were diagnosed as no anterior cruciate injury under arthroscopy. When the Blumensaat angle was=15°, the probability of anterior cruciate ligament injury was greater. When the Blumensaat angle was 0° to 15°, the anterior cruciate ligament was more likely to be not injured. The Blumensaat angle=15° were used to diagnose the injury of anterior cruciate ligament. Compared with the results of arthroscopy, the coincidence rate of the total sample was 92.8%. Blumensaat angle is helpful to diagnose the ACL injuries. When the Blumensaat angle was =15°, the probability of ACL injury is greater.

  14. Preferred viewing distance and screen angle of electronic paper displays. (United States)

    Shieh, Kong-King; Lee, Der-Song


    This study explored the viewing distance and screen angle for electronic paper (E-Paper) displays under various light sources, ambient illuminations, and character sizes. Data analysis showed that the mean viewing distance and screen angle were 495 mm and 123.7 degrees. The mean viewing distances for Kolin Chlorestic Liquid Crystal display was 500 mm, significantly longer than Sony electronic ink display, 491 mm. Screen angle for Kolin was 127.4 degrees, significantly greater than that of Sony, 120.0 degrees. Various light sources revealed no significant effect on viewing distances; nevertheless, they showed significant effect on screen angles. The screen angle for sunlight lamp (D65) was similar to that of fluorescent lamp (TL84), but greater than that of tungsten lamp (F). Ambient illumination and E-paper type had significant effects on viewing distance and screen angle. The higher the ambient illumination was, the longer the viewing distance and the lesser the screen angle. Character size had significant effect on viewing distances: the larger the character size, the longer the viewing distance. The results of this study indicated that the viewing distance for E-Paper was similar to that of visual display terminal (VDT) at around 500 mm, but greater than normal paper at about 360 mm. The mean screen angle was around 123.7 degrees, which in terms of viewing angle is 29.5 degrees below horizontal eye level. This result is similar to the general suggested viewing angle between 20 degrees and 50 degrees below the horizontal line of sight.

  15. Comparison of axial lengths in occludable angle and angle-closure glaucoma-The Bhaktapur Glaucoma Study

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    Thapa, S.S.; Paudyal, I.; Khanal, S.; Paudel, N.; van Rens, G.H.M.B.


    Purpose. To compare the anterior chamber depth (ACD) and axial length of eyes in a population-based sample among normal, occludable angle, and primary angle-closure glaucoma (PACG) groups. Methods. Totally, 3979 subjects from a population-based glaucoma prevalence study underwent complete ocular

  16. Correlations between Preoperative Angle Parameters and Postoperative Unpredicted Refractive Errors after Cataract Surgery in Open Angle Glaucoma (AOD 500). (United States)

    Lee, Wonseok; Bae, Hyoung Won; Lee, Si Hyung; Kim, Chan Yun; Seong, Gong Je


    To assess the accuracy of intraocular lens (IOL) power prediction for cataract surgery with open angle glaucoma (OAG) and to identify preoperative angle parameters correlated with postoperative unpredicted refractive errors. This study comprised 45 eyes from 45 OAG subjects and 63 eyes from 63 non-glaucomatous cataract subjects (controls). We investigated differences in preoperative predicted refractive errors and postoperative refractive errors for each group. Preoperative predicted refractive errors were obtained by biometry (IOL-master) and compared to postoperative refractive errors measured by auto-refractometer 2 months postoperatively. Anterior angle parameters were determined using swept source optical coherence tomography. We investigated correlations between preoperative angle parameters [angle open distance (AOD); trabecular iris surface area (TISA); angle recess area (ARA); trabecular iris angle (TIA)] and postoperative unpredicted refractive errors. In patients with OAG, significant differences were noted between preoperative predicted and postoperative real refractive errors, with more myopia than predicted. No significant differences were recorded in controls. Angle parameters (AOD, ARA, TISA, and TIA) at the superior and inferior quadrant were significantly correlated with differences between predicted and postoperative refractive errors in OAG patients (-0.321 to -0.408, pangle parameters, especially AOD 500 at the superior quadrant, were significantly correlated with these unpredicted errors.

  17. Coming to Understand Angle and Angle Measure: A Design-Based Research Curriculum Study Using Context-Aware Ubiquitous Learning (United States)

    Crompton, Helen


    This study uses design-based research (DBR) to develop an empirically-substantiated instructional theory about students' development of angle and angle measure, with real-world connections and technological tools through the use of context-aware ubiquitous learning. The research questions guiding this research are: 1) How do students come to…

  18. Within tree variation of lignin, extractives, and microfibril angle coupled with the theoretical and near infrared modeling of microfibril angle (United States)

    Brian K. Via; chi L. So; Leslie H. Groom; Todd F. Shupe; michael Stine; Jan. Wikaira


    A theoretical model was built predicting the relationship between microfibril angle and lignin content at the Angstrom (A) level. Both theoretical and statistical examination of experimental data supports a square root transformation of lignin to predict microfibril angle. The experimental material used came from 10 longleaf pine (Pinus palustris)...

  19. Can orbital angle morphology distinguish dogs from wolves? (United States)

    Janssens, Luc; Spanoghe, Inge; Miller, Rebecca; Van Dongen, Stefan

    For more than a century, the orbital angle has been studied by many authors to distinguish dog skulls from their progenitor, the wolf. In early studies, the angle was reported to be different between dogs (49°-55°) and wolves (39°-46°). This clear difference was, however, questioned in a more recent Scandinavian study that shows some overlap. It is clear that in all studies several methodological issues were unexplored or unclear and that group sizes and the variety of breeds and wolf subspecies were small. Archaeological dog skulls had also not been studied. Our goal was to test larger and more varied groups and add archaeological samples as they are an evolutionary stage between wolves and modern dogs. We also tested the influence of measuring methods, intra- and inter-reliability, angle symmetry, the influence of variations in skull position and the possibility of measuring and comparing this angle on 3D CT scan images. Our results indicate that there is about 50 % overlap between the angle range in wolves and modern dogs. However, skulls with a very narrow orbital angle were only found in wolves and those with a very wide angle only in dogs. Archaeological dogs have a mean angle very close to the one of the wolves. Symmetry is highest in wolves and lowest in archaeological dogs. The measuring method is very reliable, for both inter- and intra-reliability (0.99-0.97), and most skull position changes have no statistical influence on the angle measured. Three-dimensional CT scan images can be used to measure OA, but the angles differ from direct measuring and cannot be used for comparison. Evolutionary changes in dog skulls responsible for the wider OA compared to wolf skulls are mainly the lateralisation of the zygomatic process of the frontal bone. Our conclusion is that the orbital angle can be used as an additional morphological measuring method to discern wolves from recent and archaeological dogs. Angles above 60° are certainly from recent dogs. Angles

  20. Apparent and microscopic dynamic contact angles in confined flows (United States)

    Omori, Takeshi; Kajishima, Takeo


    An abundance of empirical correlations between a dynamic contact angle and a capillary number representing a translational velocity of a contact line have been provided for the last decades. The experimentally obtained dynamic contact angles are inevitably apparent contact angles but often undistinguished from microscopic contact angles formed right on the wall. As Bonn et al. ["Wetting and spreading," Rev. Mod. Phys. 81, 739-805 (2009)] pointed out, however, most of the experimental studies simply report values of angles recorded at some length scale which is quantitatively unknown. It is therefore hard to evaluate or judge the physical validity and the generality of the empirical correlations. The present study is an attempt to clear this clutter regarding the dynamic contact angle by measuring both the apparent and the microscopic dynamic contact angles from the identical data sets in a well-controlled manner, by means of numerical simulation. The numerical method was constructed so that it reproduced the fine details of the flow with a moving contact line predicted by molecular dynamics simulations [T. Qian, X. Wang, and P. Sheng, "Molecular hydrodynamics of the moving contact line in two-phase immiscible flows," Commun. Comput. Phys. 1, 1-52 (2006)]. We show that the microscopic contact angle as a function of the capillary number has the same form as Blake's molecular-kinetic model [T. Blake and J. Haynes, "Kinetics of liquid/liquid displacement," J. Colloid Interface Sci. 30, 421-423 (1969)], regardless of the way the flow is driven, the channel width, the mechanical properties of the receding fluid, and the value of the equilibrium contact angle under the conditions where the Reynolds and capillary numbers are small. We have also found that the apparent contact angle obtained by the arc-fitting of the interface behaves surprisingly universally as claimed in experimental studies in the literature [e.g., X. Li et al., "An experimental study on dynamic pore

  1. In Vivo Analysis of Angle Dysgenesis in Primary Congenital, Juvenile, and Adult-Onset Open Angle Glaucoma. (United States)

    Gupta, Viney; Chaurasia, Abadh K; Gupta, Shikha; Gorimanipalli, Bhavya; Sharma, Ajay; Gupta, Amisha


    The purpose of this study was to comparatively evaluate angle dysgenesis in vivo, among congenital, juvenile, and adult-onset open angle glaucoma patients. A cross-sectional evaluation of 96 glaucoma patients, 22 children with primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) old enough to cooperate for optical coherence tomography (OCT), 34 juvenile-onset open angle glaucoma (JOAG) patients, 40 adult-onset primary open angle glaucoma (POAG), and 30 healthy subjects, was carried out using high-resolution anterior segment spectral domain (SD)-OCT. Subgroup analysis was done for presence/ absence of angle dysgenesis as defined by presence of abnormal tissue/hyperreflective membrane within angle recess and/or absence of Schlemm's canal (SC). Morphologic features suggestive of angle dysgenesis such as the presence of abnormal tissue at the angle and a hyperreflective membranous structure covering the meshwork were seen in all PCG eyes (100%), in 14 (40%) JOAG eyes, and none of the POAG eyes in comparison to healthy eyes (P = 0.01, P = 0.03, and P = 0.23 for PCG, JOAG, and POAG, respectively). SC could be seen in 27 (90%) healthy eyes compared with only 7 (30%) in PCG (P = 0.01) 20 (60%) JOAG eyes (P = 0.03), and 26 (65%) adult-onset POAG eyes (P = 0.23; χ2 test). Angle dysgenesis in the form of abnormal tissue at the angle/hyperreflective membrane and/or absence of SC could be identified on anterior segment SD-OCT, which can be used for in vivo evaluation of eyes with developmental glaucoma.

  2. Effect of Collision Angle on Binary Droplet Coalescence (United States)

    Kim, Jungyong; Longmire, Ellen


    Drop pairs of water/glycerin solution were injected into silicone oil of lower density through opposing tubes at varying initial angles with the goal of controlling the eventual collision angles. Simultaneous dual-field PIV measurements were obtained in index-matched fluids to characterize coalescence and rebounding behavior. The larger field captured trajectories, and the smaller field captured the thin film region. Experiments were performed for Weber numbers [We] in the range of 1-50 and collision angles of 15-80 degrees below the horizontal. Above We ˜ 10, drops coalesced, with the rebounding/coalescence boundary shifting to higher We with increasing collision angle. Also, the collision angle affected the eventual location of film rupture. The rupture location moved higher in the thin film region as the collision angle increased. Interactions of vortex rings within drops and strong deformation associated with shallow collision angles and sufficient We encouraged coalescence. Details of these interactions will be discussed in the presentation. Supported by Petroleum Research Fund (42939-AC9) and NSF (CTS-0320327).

  3. Ultrasound Determination of the Femoral Head-Neck Alpha Angle. (United States)

    Robinson, D J; Lee, S; Marks, P; Schneider, M E


    The femoral head-neck alpha angle is used to quantify the degree of femoral head asphericity in patients suspected of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement. The measurement was first performed using magnetic resonance imaging and, more recently, three-dimensional computed tomography (CT). We set out to determine whether the alpha angle could be reliably measured using ultrasound. Patients were recruited from a cohort presenting for CT of the hip. Alpha angles were calculated following the departmental protocol by institutionally accredited radiographers. After the CT, patients were imaged with ultrasound and the alpha angle calculated from the ultrasound image by a sonographer blinded to the CT result. Statistical comparison of the two methods was performed with the Bland-Altman test using SPSS (version 21.0, Chicago, USA), and a p angle was calculated at 0.718. Ultrasound demonstrates good sensitivity and good negative predictive value in calculation of the femoral head-neck alpha angle compared with CT; however, specificity is low. Ultrasound measurement of the alpha angle can provide objective evidence of cam-type femoroacetabular impingement in symptomatic patients and can direct patients to more established imaging techniques where appropriate. Copyright © 2018 World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. All rights reserved.

  4. Graphic angle measure as an electrocochleography evaluation parameter. (United States)

    Lopes, Karen de Carvalho; Munhoz, Mário Sérgio Lei; Santos, Marco Aurélio Rocha; Moraes, Márcio Flávio Dutra; Chaves, Adriana Gonzaga


    To improve electrocochleography's diagnostic sensitivity in Meniére's disease - new assessment methods are being studied. To determine whether or not graphic angle measurement is sensitive and specific to Menière's disease laboratorial diagnosis and if there is an increase in the electrocochleography's sensitivity and specificity when graphic angle measurements are associated with Summating Potential-Action Potential ratio (SP/AP ratio). Electrocochleography's was used to analyze 71 ears from 55 subjects: 41 patients with clinical diagnosis of Menière's disease (MD group), and 14 healthy individuals as control (Group C). Graphic results were analyzed initially to obtain the SP/AP ratio; afterwards, through another program graphic angle measurements were calculated. Sensitivity and specificity values of angle measures, SP/AP ratio, and the association between them varied according to the cutoff point, the highest equilibrium between sensitivity and specificity was observed with the values of 166.25 for angle measurement and 27% for SP/AP relation; 62.79% / 60.71% and 74.42% / 67.86%, respectively. The association between measurements showed a sensitivity increase due to the specificity decrease; 88.37% and 50%, respectively. Angle graphic measurement is not sensitive and specific enough for the laboratorial diagnosis of MD. Angle graphic measurement and SP/AP ratio association proved to be higher in sensitivity, in detriment of exam specificity.

  5. Dynamic angle selection in X-ray computed tomography

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    Dabravolski, Andrei, E-mail: [iMinds-Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium); Batenburg, Kees Joost, E-mail: [iMinds-Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium); Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI), Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam (Netherlands); Sijbers, Jan, E-mail: [iMinds-Vision Lab, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk (Belgium)


    Highlights: • We propose the dynamic angle selection algorithm for CT scanning. • The approach is based on the concept of information gain over a set of solutions. • Projection angles are selected based on the already available projection data. • The approach can lead to more accurate results from fewer projections. - Abstract: In X-ray tomography, a number of radiographs (projections) are recorded from which a tomogram is then reconstructed. Conventionally, these projections are acquired equiangularly, resulting in an unbiased sampling of the Radon space. However, especially in case when only a limited number of projections can be acquired, the selection of the angles has a large impact on the quality of the reconstructed image. In this paper, a dynamic algorithm is proposed, in which new projection angles are selected by maximizing the information gain about the object, given the set of possible new angles. Experiments show that this approach can select projection angles for which the accuracy of the reconstructed image is significantly higher compared to the standard angle selections schemes.

  6. Effect of Angle of Attack on Slope Climbing Performance (United States)

    Creager, Colin M.; Jones, Lucas; Smith, Lauren M.


    Ascending steep slopes is often a very difficult challenge for off-road vehicles, whether on Earth or on extraterrestrial bodies. This challenge is even greater if the surface consists of loose granular soil that does not provide much shear strength. This study investigated how the path at which a vehicle traverses a slope, specifically the angle that it is commanded to drive relative to the base of the hill (the angle of attack), can affect its performance. A vehicle was driven in loose sand at slope angles up to 15 degrees and angles of attack ranging from 10 to 90 degrees. A novel photogrammetry technique was implemented to both track vehicle motion and create a three-dimensional profile of the terrain. This allowed for true wheel sinkage measurements. The study showed that though low angles of attack result in lower wheel slip and sinkage, the efficiency of the vehicles uphill motion increased at higher angles of attack. For slopes up to 15 degrees, a 90 degree angle of attack provided the greatest likelihood of successful ascent.

  7. Patient-specific rhytidectomy: finding the angle of maximal rejuvenation. (United States)

    Jacono, Andrew A; Ransom, Evan R


    Rhytidectomy is fundamentally an operation of tissue release and resuspension, although the manner and direction of suspension are subject to perpetual debate. The authors describe a method for identifying the angle of maximal rejuvenation during rhytidectomy and quantify the resulting angle and its relationship to patient age. Patients were prospectively enrolled; demographic data, history, and operative details were recorded. Rhytidectomies were performed by the senior author (AAJ). After complete elevation, the face-lift flap was rotated in a medially-based arc (0-90°) while attention was given to the submental area, jawline, and midface. The angle of maximal rejuvenation for each hemiface was identified as described, and the flap was resuspended. During redraping, measurements of vertical and horizontal skin excess were recorded in situ. The resulting angle of lift was then calculated for each hemiface using trigonometry. Symmetry between sides was determined, and the effect of patient age on this angle was assessed. Three hundred hemifaces were operated (147 women; 3 men). Mean age was 60 years (range, 37-80 years). Mean resulting angle for the cohort was 60° from horizontal (range, 46-77°). This was inversely correlated with patient age (r = -.3). Younger patients (<50 years, 64°) had a significantly more vertical angle than older patients (≥70 years, 56°; P < .0002). No significant intersubject difference was found between hemifaces (P = .53). The authors present a method for identifying the angle of maximal rejuvenation during rhytidectomy. This angle was more superior than posterior in all cases and is intimately related to patient age. Lasting results demand a detailed anatomical understanding and strict attention to the direction and degree of laxity.

  8. Contact angles from Young's equation in molecular dynamics simulations (United States)

    Jiang, Hao; Müller-Plathe, Florian; Panagiotopoulos, Athanassios Z.


    We propose a method to calculate the equilibrium contact angle of heterogeneous 3-phase solid/fluid/fluid systems using molecular dynamics simulations. The proposed method, which combines the phantom-wall method [F. Leroy and F. Müller-Plathe, J. Chem. Phys. 133, 044110 (2010)] and Bennett's acceptance ratio approach [C. H. Bennett, J. Comput. Phys. 22, 245 (1976)], is able to calculate the solid/fluid surface tension relative to the solid surface energy. The calculated relative surface tensions can then be used in Young's equation to estimate the equilibrium contact angle. A fluid droplet is not needed for the proposed method, in contrast to the situation for direct simulations of contact angles. In addition, while prior free-energy based methods for contact angles mainly focused on the wetting of fluids in coexistence with their vapor on solid surfaces, the proposed approach was designed to study the contact angles of fluid mixtures on solid surfaces above the fluid saturation pressures. Using the proposed approach, the contact angles of binary Lennard-Jones fluid mixtures on a non-polar solid substrate were calculated at various interaction parameters and the contact angle of water in equilibrium with CO2 on a hydrophilic polar silica surface was obtained. For both non-polar and polar systems, the calculated contact angles from the proposed method were in agreement with those obtained from the geometry of a cylindrical droplet. The computational cost of the proposed method was found to be comparable to that of simulations that use fluid droplets, but the new method provides a way to calculate the contact angle directly from Young's equation without ambiguity.

  9. Hybrid Projectile Body Angle Estimation for Selectable Range Increase (United States)

    Gioia, Christopher J.

    A Hybrid Projectile (HP) is a tube launched munition that transforms into a gliding UAV, and is currently being researched at West Virginia University. A simple launch timer was first envisioned to control the transformation point in order to achieve maximum distance. However, this timer would need to be reprogrammed for any distance less than maximum range due to the nominal time to deployment varying with launch angle. A method was sought for automatic wing deployment that would not require reprogramming the round. A body angle estimation system was used to estimate the pitch of the HP relative to the Earth to determine when the HP is properly oriented for the designed glide slope angle. It was also necessary to filter out noise from a simulated inertial measurement unit (IMU), GPS receiver, and magnetometer. An Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) was chosen to estimate the Euler angles, position and velocity of the HP while an algorithm determined when to deploy the wings. A parametric study was done to verify the optimum deployment condition using a Simulink aerodynamic model. Because range is directly related to launch angle, various launch angles were simulated in the model. By fixing the glide slope angle to -10° as a deployment condition for all launch angles, the range differed only by a maximum of 6.1% from the maximum possible range. Based on these findings, the body angle deployment condition provides the most flexible option to maintain maximum distance without the need of reprogramming. Position and velocity estimates were also determined from the EKF using the GPS measurements. Simulations showed that the EKF estimates exhibited low root mean squared error values, corresponding to less than 3% of the total position values. Because the HP was in flight for less than a minute in this experiment, the drift encountered was acceptable.

  10. Isotretinoin-induced Angle Closure and Myopic Shift. (United States)

    Park, Young-Myoung; Lee, Tae-Eun


    To report and describe the management a rare case of transient bilateral angle closure with increased intraocular pressure (IOP) and myopic shift while on isotretinoin therapy for acne. A 28-year-old woman presented with bilateral myopic shift, angle closure with IOP increase, and supraciliary effusion 1 week after acne therapy with isotretinoin. Two weeks after stopping isotretinoin, and treatment with topical prednisolone acetate, atropine, and fixed combination of timolol and dorzolamide, refraction, IOP returned to normal and supraciliary effusions was decreased on ultrasound biomicroscopy. Oral isotretinoin for acne treatment may be associated with an adverse reaction, resulting in bilateral transient myopia and angle closure with IOP elevation.

  11. The modified Cassie’s equation and contact angle hysteresis

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    Xu, Xianmin


    In this paper, we derive a modified Cassie\\'s equation for wetting on chemically patterned surfaces from a homogenization approach. The derivation reveals that effective contact angle is a local average of the static contact angle along the contact line which describes all possible equilibrium states including the local minimum of the free energy of the system. The usual Cassie\\'s state which corresponds to the global minimum is only a special case. We then discuss the contact angle hysteresis on chemically patterned surfaces. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.

  12. Control of Angular Intervals for Angle-Multiplexed Holographic Memory (United States)

    Kinoshita, Nobuhiro; Muroi, Tetsuhiko; Ishii, Norihiko; Kamijo, Koji; Shimidzu, Naoki


    In angle-multiplexed holographic memory, the full width at half maximum of the Bragg selectivity curves is dependent on the angle formed between the medium and incident laser beams. This indicates the possibility of high density and high multiplexing number by varying the angular intervals between adjacent holograms. We propose an angular interval scheduling for closely stacking holograms into medium even when the angle range is limited. We obtained bit error rates of the order of 10-4 under the following conditions: medium thickness of 1 mm, laser beam wavelength of 532 nm, and angular multiplexing number of 300.

  13. Penetrating facial injury from angle grinder use: management and prevention

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    Varley Iain


    Full Text Available Abstract Injuries resulting from the use of angle grinders are numerous. The most common sites injured are the head and face. The high speed disc of angle grinders does not respect anatomical boundaries or structures and thus the injuries produced can be disfiguring, permanently disabling or even fatal. However, aesthetically pleasing results can be achieved with thorough debridement, resection of wound edges and careful layered functional closure after reduction and fixation of facial bone injuries. A series of penetrating facial wounds associated with angle grinder use are presented and the management and prevention of these injuries discussed.

  14. Penetrating facial injury from angle grinder use: management and prevention. (United States)

    Carter, Lachlan M; Wales, Craig J; Varley, Iain; Telfer, Martin R


    Injuries resulting from the use of angle grinders are numerous. The most common sites injured are the head and face. The high speed disc of angle grinders does not respect anatomical boundaries or structures and thus the injuries produced can be disfiguring, permanently disabling or even fatal. However, aesthetically pleasing results can be achieved with thorough debridement, resection of wound edges and careful layered functional closure after reduction and fixation of facial bone injuries. A series of penetrating facial wounds associated with angle grinder use are presented and the management and prevention of these injuries discussed.

  15. Bounded-Angle Iterative Decoding of LDPC Codes (United States)

    Dolinar, Samuel; Andrews, Kenneth; Pollara, Fabrizio; Divsalar, Dariush


    Bounded-angle iterative decoding is a modified version of conventional iterative decoding, conceived as a means of reducing undetected-error rates for short low-density parity-check (LDPC) codes. For a given code, bounded-angle iterative decoding can be implemented by means of a simple modification of the decoder algorithm, without redesigning the code. Bounded-angle iterative decoding is based on a representation of received words and code words as vectors in an n-dimensional Euclidean space (where n is an integer).

  16. Angle dependence of Andreev scattering at semiconductor-superconductor interfaces

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    Mortensen, Asger; Flensberg, Karsten; Jauho, Antti-Pekka


    We study the angle dependence of the Andreev scattering at a semiconductor-superconductor interface, generalizing the one-dimensional theory of Blonder, Tinkham, and Klapwijk (BTK),An increase of the momentum parallel to the interface leads to suppression of the probability of Andreev reflection...... and increase of the probability of normal reflection. We show that in the presence of a Fermi velocity mismatch between the semiconductor and the superconductor the angles of incidence and transmission are related according to the well-known Snell's law in optics. As a consequence there is a critical angle...

  17. Evaluation of the nasolabial angle in the Indian population

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    Vinay Dua


    Full Text Available Nasolabial angle has become the angle depicting the esthetics so has attained the prime importance in the treatment planning. Dr Jay P. Fitzgerland and Dr. Ram S. Nanda. In 1992 gave norms for Caucasian population. A radiographic cephalometric study was undertaken with 45 subjects of Indian origin to evaluate and compare with their result. The method of evaluation was according to the criteria given by Dr. Jay P Fitzergerald in AJODO 1992; 102:328-34. Significant decrease in nasolabial angle values was found in case of Indian population as compared to white adults.

  18. Fast and robust global decoupling with coupling angle modulation

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    Y. Luo


    Full Text Available We describe a fast and robust global decoupling scheme, coupling angle modulation. This novel technique introduces an extra rotating coupling coefficient into the coupled optics to determine the global decoupling strengths. The eigentune split is used as the observable during the modulation. The two eigentunes are tracked with a high-resolution phase locked loop tune measurement system. In the article, the principle of coupling angle modulation is presented, followed by its application to the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC. Coupling angle modulation coupling correction has been used for the global coupling correction on the nonstop RHIC ramp.

  19. Indoor Measurement of Angle Resolved Light Absorption by Black Silicon

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    Amdemeskel, Mekbib Wubishet; Iandolo, Beniamino; Davidsen, Rasmus Schmidt


    Angle resolved optical spectroscopy of photovoltaic (PV) samples gives crucial information on PV panels under realistic working conditions. Here, we introduce measurements of angle resolved light absorption by PV cells, performed indoors using a collimated high radiance broadband light source. Our...... indoor method offers a significant simplification as compared to measurements by solar trackers. As a proof-of-concept demonstration, we show characterization of black silicon solar cells. The experimental results showed stable and reliable optical responses that makes our setup suitable for indoor......, angle resolved characterization of solar cells....

  20. Remote logo detection using angle-distance histograms (United States)

    Youn, Sungwook; Ok, Jiheon; Baek, Sangwook; Woo, Seongyoun; Lee, Chulhee


    Among all the various computer vision applications, automatic logo recognition has drawn great interest from industry as well as various academic institutions. In this paper, we propose an angle-distance map, which we used to develop a robust logo detection algorithm. The proposed angle-distance histogram is invariant against scale and rotation. The proposed method first used shape information and color characteristics to find the candidate regions and then applied the angle-distance histogram. Experiments show that the proposed method detected logos of various sizes and orientations.

  1. The wave vane - A device to measure the breaker angle

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    Chandramohan, P.; Nayak, B.U.; Anand, N.M.

    can easily be fabricated and used to measure the breaker angle. ERROR IN VISUAL ESTIMATION Three trained persons were asked to stand at the same location on the Kar- war beach on the west coast of India, and observe independently the breaker angle... and parallel, the wave directions measured at 16 m water depth were corrected for refraction effects using Snell's law (Shore TABLE 1 Measurement of breaker angles by various methods Date Buoy Visual Wave vane OL b O~ b Hs Tz o~ b (m) (s) (~) (~) (~) 20...

  2. Research advances on multifocal electroretinogram in primary open angle glaucoma

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    Feng-Fei Mo


    Full Text Available Primary open angle glaucoma is a chronic and progressive optic neuropathy. It can lead to serious damage of visual impairment, and it is an important eye disease of blindness. Multifocal electroretinogram is a new way to measure visual electrophysiology. It can measure electroretinogram of the whole visual field of many small parts in a relatively short period of time, and it can reflect the function of regional retina. It has an extremely important value for early diagnosis of primary open angle glaucoma. The research advances on multifocal electroretinogram in diagnosing primary open angle glaucoma were summarized in this paper.

  3. Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) (United States)

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) was successfully launched into sun-synchronous polar orbit aboard Terra, NASA's first Earth Observing System (EOS)...

  4. Adaptive Control of a Vibratory Angle Measuring Gyroscope (United States)

    Park, Sungsu


    This paper presents an adaptive control algorithm for realizing a vibratory angle measuring gyroscope so that rotation angle can be directly measured without integration of angular rate, thus eliminating the accumulation of numerical integration errors. The proposed control algorithm uses a trajectory following approach and the reference trajectory is generated by an ideal angle measuring gyroscope driven by the estimate of angular rate and the auxiliary sinusoidal input so that the persistent excitation condition is satisfied. The developed control algorithm can compensate for all types of fabrication imperfections such as coupled damping and stiffness, and mismatched stiffness and un-equal damping term in an on-line fashion. The simulation results show the feasibility and effectiveness of the developed control algorithm that is capable of directly measuring rotation angle without the integration of angular rate. PMID:22163667

  5. First statistics of the isopistonic angle for long baseline interferometry (United States)

    Ziad, A.; Elhalkouj, T.; Petrov, R. G.; Borgnino, J.; Lazrek, M.; Benkhaldoun, Z.; Martin, F.; Elazhari, Y.


    To reach a suitable limiting magnitude with a multi-aperture interferometer, we need to cophase the different telescopes using a reference source. The latter should be located in the same isopistonic domain as the science source. We developed a direct analytical expression of deducing the isopistonic angle from atmospheric optical parameters as seeing, isoplanatic angle and outer scale. All of these atmospheric turbulence parameters are measured by the Generalized Seeing Monitor (GSM). The first statistics of the isopistonic angle obtained from the GSM data are presented and comparison between the major sites over the world are discussed (La Silla, Cerro Pachon, Paranal, San Pedro, Mt Palomar, Mauna Kea, La Palma, Oukaïmeden, Maydanak, Dome C). Implications of these isopistonic angle statistics on large interferometers cophasing in terms of sky coverage and limiting magnitude are discussed.

  6. Small-angle neutron scattering studies of sodium butyl benzene ...

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    Na-NBBS), in aqueous solutions is investigated by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). Nearly ellipsoidal aggregates of Na-NBBS at concentrations well above its minimum hydrotrope concentration were detected by SANS. The hydrotrope ...

  7. Acute Angle Closure Secondary to Tubercular Choroidal Granuloma. (United States)

    Kaushik, Sushmita; Singh, Ramandeep; Arora, Atul; Joshi, Gunjan; Sharma, Kusum; Tigari, Basavraj


    Acute angle closure is usually thought to be secondary to pupillary block, which is relieved by laser iridotomy. Anterior rotation of the ciliary body at the scleral spur following development of an inflammatory ciliochoroidal detachment may result in a presentation of acute angle closure. It is imperative to recognize this condition correctly, because the management is with cycloplegics and anti-inflammatory drugs, which is diametrically opposite to the treatment of primary angle closure. More importantly, it has been reported as a consequence of serious systemic disease such as HIV infection and Vogt Koyanagi Harada (VKH) syndrome. We report a patient who presented to the medical emergency with headache and vomiting and was subsequently found to have acute angle closure in 1 eye secondary to a tubercular choroidal granuloma. This presentation of ocular tuberculosis has not been reported previously.

  8. Measurement of the angle of superficial tension by images (United States)

    Yanez M., Javier; Alonso R., Sergio


    When a liquid is deposited on a surface, this one form a certain angle with respect to the surface, where depending on its value, it will conclude that so hard it is his adhesion with the surface. By means of the analysis of images we looked for to measure this angle of superficial tension. In order to make this measurement, we propose a technique by means of projective transformations and one method of regression to estimation parameters to conic fitting.

  9. Anthropometric study of angle of femoral torsion in Maharashtrian population

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    Anil Kumar Dwivedi


    Full Text Available Introduction: Angle of femoral torsion is a normal torsion or twist present in femur that plays an important role in stability and function of the hip joint. The angle of femoral torsion can be defined as the angle formed by femoral condyle′s plane (bicondylar plane and a plane passing through center of neck and femoral head. Abnormal angle of femoral torsion has been implicated in the etiology of hip osteoarthrosis and developmental dysplasia of hip joint. Materials and Methods: This study was carried out on unpaired 280, adult human femora devoid of any gross pathology, 139 male (65 right and 74 left, and 141 female (71 right and 70 left from bone banks of three medical colleges of Maharashtra. The gender of each specimen was determined by the established practice. Femora were evaluated by Kingsley Olmsted method, and data were tabulated and statistically analyzed. Results: The average angle of femoral torsion 13.39° and 11.23° on the right and left side respectively in male, 16.21° and 13.23° on the right and left side, respectively, in female. Statistical analysis using Student′s "t"-test revealed significant difference (P < 0.05, greater angle of femoral torsion in female and on the right side. Conclusion: Knowledge of angle of femoral torsion is becoming significant nowadays with an increase in demand for total hip replacement, as the angle of femoral torsion is crucial to attain a normal activity of the replaced joint.

  10. Wide-angle and polarization-independent chiral metamaterial absorber


    Wang, Bingnan; Koschny, Thomas; Soukoulis, Costas M.


    We propose a resonant microwave absorber based on a chiral metamaterial. We show, with both numerical simulations and experimental measurements, that the absorber works well for a very wide range of incident angles for different polarizations. The proposed absorber has a compact size and the absorption is close to one for a wide range of incident angles and it is a good candidate for potential applications.

  11. Small-angle neutron scattering on polymer gels

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    Shibayama, Mitsuhiro [Department of Polymer Science and Engineering, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Kyoto (Japan)


    Recent development on the small-angle neutron scattering studies on polymer gels has been reviewed with an emphasis of the importance of the static inhomogeneities. The well-known phenomenon of the cross-linking inhomogeneities, i.e., a strong upturn of the scattered intensity at low scattering angles, is interpreted with the static inhomogeneities. It is demonstrated that the gel structures are now well characterized with the novel theories, which take account of the static inhomogeneities. (author)

  12. A study of arrival angles of natural VLF waves (United States)

    Apsen, A. G.; Fedorenko, Iu. V.; Chernysheva, S. P.; Kleimenova, N. G.; Putilin, A. N.

    Methods are proposed for determining the arrival angles of natural VLF waves at a ground-based observatory. A device in which the proposed method is implemented is described, and questions regarding its calibration and suppression of lightning-induced and industrial noise are addressed. Measurements of natural VLF-wave arrival angles, carried out in the auroral zone in the Murmansk region are presented.

  13. Penetrating head injury from angle grinder: A cautionary tale


    S SenthilKumaran; N Balamurgan; Arthanari, K; Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, P


    Penetrating cranial injury is a potentially life-threatening condition. Injuries resulting from the use of angle grinders are numerous and cause high-velocity penetrating cranial injuries. We present a series of two penetrating head injuries associated with improper use of angle grinder, which resulted in shattering of disc into high velocity missiles with reference to management and prevention. One of those hit on the forehead of the operator and the other on the occipital region of the co-w...

  14. Penetrating facial injury from angle grinder use: management and prevention


    Varley Iain; Wales Craig J; Carter Lachlan M; Telfer Martin R


    Abstract Injuries resulting from the use of angle grinders are numerous. The most common sites injured are the head and face. The high speed disc of angle grinders does not respect anatomical boundaries or structures and thus the injuries produced can be disfiguring, permanently disabling or even fatal. However, aesthetically pleasing results can be achieved with thorough debridement, resection of wound edges and careful layered functional closure after reduction and fixation of facial bone i...

  15. 2DFFT: Measuring Galactic Spiral Arm Pitch Angle (United States)

    Davis, Benjamin L.; Berrier, Joel C.; Shields, Douglas W.; Kennefick, Julia; Kennefick, Daniel; Seigar, Marc S.; Lacy, Claud H. S.; Puerari, Ivânio


    2DFFT utilizes two-dimensional fast Fourier transformations of images of spiral galaxies to isolate and measure the pitch angles of their spiral arms; this provides a quantitative way to measure this morphological feature and allows comparison of spiral galaxy pitch angle to other galactic parameters and test spiral arm genesis theories. 2DFFT requires fourn.c from Numerical Recipes in C (Press et al. 1989).

  16. Clinical value of different QRS-T angle expressions. (United States)

    Hnatkova, Katerina; Seegers, Joachim; Barthel, Petra; Novotny, Tomas; Smetana, Peter; Zabel, Markus; Schmidt, Georg; Malik, Marek


    Increased spatial angle between QRS complex and T wave loop orientations has repeatedly been shown to predict cardiac risk. However, there is no consensus on the methods for the calculation of the angle. This study compared the reproducibility and predictive power of three most common ways of QRS-T angle assessment. Electrocardiograms of 352 healthy subjects, 941 survivors of acute myocardial infarction (MI), and 605 patients recorded prior to the implantation of automatic defibrillator [implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)] were used to obtain QRS-T angle measurements by the maximum R to T (MRT), area R to T (ART), and total cosine R to T (TCRT) methods. The results were compared in terms of physiologic reproducibility and power to predict mortality in the cardiac patients during 5-year follow-up. Maximum R to T results were significantly less reproducible compared to the other two methods. Among both survivors of acute MI and ICD recipients, TCRT method was statistically significantly more powerful in predicting mortality during follow-up. Among the acute MI survivors, increased spatial QRS-T angle (TCRT assessment) was particularly powerful in predicting sudden cardiac death with the area under the receiver operator characteristic of 78% (90% confidence interval 63-90%). Among the ICD recipients, TCRT also predicted mortality significantly among patients with prolonged QRS complex duration when the spatial orientation of the QRS complex is poorly defined. The TCRT method for the assessment of spatial QRS-T angle appears to offer important advantages in comparison to other methods of measurement. This approach should be included in future clinical studies of the QRS-T angle. The TCRT method might also be a reasonable candidate for the standardization of the QRS-T angle assessment.

  17. Light Airplane Crash Test at Three Pitch Angles (United States)

    Vaughan, Victor L., Jr.; Alfaro-Bou, Emilio


    Three similar twin-engine general-aviation airplane specimens were crash tested at the Langley Impact Dynamics Research Facility at 27 m/sec, a flight-path angle of -15deg, and pithch angles of -15deg, 0deg, and 15deg. Other crash parameters were held constant. The test facility, instrumentation, test specimens, and test method are briefly described. Structural damage and accelerometer data for each of the three impact conditions are presented and discussed.

  18. Light airplane crash tests at three pitch angles (United States)

    Vaughan, V. L., Jr.; Alfaro-Bou, E.


    Three similar twin-engine general aviation airplane specimens were crash tested at an impact dynamics research facility at 27 m/sec, a flight path angle of -15 deg, and pitch angles of -15 deg, 0 deg, and 15 deg. Other crash parameters were held constant. The test facility, instrumentation, test specimens, and test method are briefly described. Structural damage and accelerometer data for each of the three impact conditions are presented and discussed.

  19. Is large angle exclusive scattering controlled by the hadronic radius?

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    Schrempp, Barbara


    It is pointed out that the large angle pp to pp data suggest an exponential behaviour in p/sub perpendicular to / modulated by a regular oscillation in p/sub perpendicular to / more naturally than a power law s/sup -N/. It is argued that these effects are due to a manifestation of the same geometrical length scale R approximately=1 fermi which is known to control small angle scattering. (19 refs).

  20. Optical Enhancement of Exoskeleton-Based Estimation of Glenohumeral Angles


    Cortés, Camilo; Unzueta, Luis; de los Reyes-Guzmán, Ana; Ruiz, Oscar E.; Flórez, Julián


    In Robot-Assisted Rehabilitation (RAR) the accurate estimation of the patient limb joint angles is critical for assessing therapy efficacy. In RAR, the use of classic motion capture systems (MOCAPs) (e.g., optical and electromagnetic) to estimate the Glenohumeral (GH) joint angles is hindered by the exoskeleton body, which causes occlusions and magnetic disturbances. Moreover, the exoskeleton posture does not accurately reflect limb posture, as their kinematic models differ. To address the sa...

  1. Convergence angles of tooth preparations assessed on dies for full ...

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    Subject: Dies of full crown and bridge retainers. Results: A majority (59%) of the tooth preparations were for single crowns and 41% were for bridge retainers. The mean convergence angle for all the dies was 24.0○ with a mean buccal-lingual convergence angle of 26.7 ○ +11.93SD and a mean mesio-distal convergence ...

  2. Multilayered wideband absorbers for oblique angle of incidence


    Kazemzadeh, Alireza; Karlsson, Anders


    Design procedures of Jaumann and circuit analog absorbers are mostly formulated for normal angle of incidence. Only a few design methods considering oblique angle of incidence are published. The published methods are restricted to single resistive layer circuit analog absorbers or multilayered Jaumann absorbers with low permittivity spacers. General design procedures are developed in this paper for multilayered Jaumann and capacitive circuit absorbers. By expanding the scan and frequency comp...

  3. Muon tomography imaging improvement using optimized limited angle data (United States)

    Bai, Chuanyong; Simon, Sean; Kindem, Joel; Luo, Weidong; Sossong, Michael J.; Steiger, Matthew


    Image resolution of muon tomography is limited by the range of zenith angles of cosmic ray muons and the flux rate at sea level. Low flux rate limits the use of advanced data rebinning and processing techniques to improve image quality. By optimizing the limited angle data, however, image resolution can be improved. To demonstrate the idea, physical data of tungsten blocks were acquired on a muon tomography system. The angular distribution and energy spectrum of muons measured on the system was also used to generate simulation data of tungsten blocks of different arrangement (geometry). The data were grouped into subsets using the zenith angle and volume images were reconstructed from the data subsets using two algorithms. One was a distributed PoCA (point of closest approach) algorithm and the other was an accelerated iterative maximal likelihood/expectation maximization (MLEM) algorithm. Image resolution was compared for different subsets. Results showed that image resolution was better in the vertical direction for subsets with greater zenith angles and better in the horizontal plane for subsets with smaller zenith angles. The overall image resolution appeared to be the compromise of that of different subsets. This work suggests that the acquired data can be grouped into different limited angle data subsets for optimized image resolution in desired directions. Use of multiple images with resolution optimized in different directions can improve overall imaging fidelity and the intended applications.

  4. Evaluation of the anterior chamber angle in pseudoexfoliation syndrome. (United States)

    Iwanejko, Małgorzata; Turno-Kręcicka, Anna; Tomczyk-Socha, Martyna; Kaczorowski, Kamil; Grzybowski, Andrzej; Misiuk-Hojło, Marta


    Pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX) is the most frequently identifiable cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma, known as pseudoexfoliation glaucoma. The exact pathophysiology and etiology of PEX and associated glaucoma remains obscure. The purpose of this study was to determine the differences in the morphology of the anterior chamber angle in people with pseudoexfoliation syndrome and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma compared to a control group. We also evaluated the correlation between intraocular pressure (IOP) and pigmentation of the angle with the amount of exfoliated material in the anterior segment. The study group was composed of 155 eyes from 103 patients aged between 43 and 86 years. Each patient underwent a complete ophthalmological examination. Some difference was found in intraocular pressure between the PEX group and the control group and between the pseudoexfoliation glaucoma group and the control group, but no significant difference was found between the 2 study groups. There was a significant difference in the incidence of some degree of pigmentation in the anterior chamber angle and no difference in the widths of the angle between each group. A significant positive relationship was observed between intraocular pressure and the degree of pigmentation of the anterior chamber angle in both the PEX group and the pseudoexfoliation glaucoma group. The results of this study indicate that the amount of pigmentation and exfoliation material in the anterior segment significantly correlates with the level of IOP and possibly with the degree of trabecular dysfunction. It seems that for clear identification of PEX and pseudoexfoliation glaucoma factors, clinical assessment appears to be insufficient.

  5. Detachment faults:Evidence for a low-angle origin (United States)

    Scott, Robert J.; Lister, Gordon S.


    The origin of low-angle normal faults or detachment faults mantling metamorphic core complexes in the southwestern United States remains controversial. If σ1 is vertical during extension, the formation of, or even slip along, such low-angle normal faults is mechanically implausible. No records exist of earthquakes on low-angle normal faults in areas currently undergoing continental extension, except from an area of actively forming core complexes in the Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea. In light of such geophysical and mechanical arguments, W. R. Buck and B. Wernicke and G. J. Axen proposed models in which detachment faults originate as high-angle normal faults, but rotate to low angles and become inactive as extension proceeds. These models are inconsistent with critical field relations in several core complexes. The Rawhide fault, an areally extensive detachment fault in western Arizona, propagated at close to its present subhorizontal orientation late in the Tertiary extension of the region. Neither the Wernicke and Axen nor Buck models predict such behavior; in fact, both models preclude the operation of low-angle normal faults. We must seek alternative explanations or modify existing models to explain the evidence that detachment faults form and operate with gentle dips.

  6. Angle of Attack Modulation for Mars Entry Terminal State Optimization (United States)

    Lafleur, Jarret M.; Cerimele, Christopher J.


    From the perspective of atmospheric entry, descent, and landing (EDL), one of the most foreboding destinations in the solar system is Mars due in part to its exceedingly thin atmosphere. To benchmark best possible scenarios for evaluation of potential Mars EDL system designs, a study is conducted to optimize the entry-to-terminal-state portion of EDL for a variety of entry velocities and vehicle masses, focusing on the identification of potential benefits of enabling angle of attack modulation. The terminal state is envisioned as one appropriate for the initiation of terminal descent via parachute or other means. A particle swarm optimizer varies entry flight path angle, ten bank profile points, and ten angle of attack profile points to find maximum-final-altitude trajectories for a 10 30 m ellipsled at 180 different combinations of values for entry mass, entry velocity, terminal Mach number, and minimum allowable altitude. Parametric plots of maximum achievable altitude are shown, as are examples of optimized trajectories. It is shown that appreciable terminal state altitude gains (2.5-4.0 km) over pure bank angle control may be possible if angle of attack modulation is enabled for Mars entry vehicles. Gains of this magnitude could prove to be enabling for missions requiring high-altitude landing sites. Conclusions are also drawn regarding trends in the bank and angle of attack profiles that produce the optimal trajectories in this study, and directions for future work are identified.

  7. Hydrologic controls on junction angle of river networks (United States)

    Hooshyar, Milad; Singh, Arvind; Wang, Dingbao


    The formation and growth of river channels and their network evolution are governed by the erosional and depositional processes operating on the landscape due to the movement of water. The branching angles, i.e., the angle between two adjoining channels, in drainage networks are important features related to the network topology and contain valuable information about the forming mechanisms of the landscape. Based on the channel networks extracted from 1 m Digital Elevation Models of 120 catchments with minimal human impacts across the United States, we show that the junction angles have two distinct modes with α1¯≈49.5° and α2¯≈75.0°. The observed angles are physically explained as the optimal angles that result in minimum energy dissipation and are linked to the exponent characterizing the slope-area curve. Our findings suggest that the flow regimes, debris-flow dominated or fluvial, have distinct characteristic angles which are functions of the scaling exponent of the slope-area curve. These findings enable us to understand the geomorphic signature of hydrologic processes on drainage networks and develop more refined landscape evolution models.

  8. Hybrid algorithm for rotor angle security assessment in power systems

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    D. Prasad Wadduwage


    Full Text Available Transient rotor angle stability assessment and oscillatory rotor angle stability assessment subsequent to a contingency are integral components of dynamic security assessment (DSA in power systems. This study proposes a hybrid algorithm to determine whether the post-fault power system is secure due to both transient rotor angle stability and oscillatory rotor angle stability subsequent to a set of known contingencies. The hybrid algorithm first uses a new security measure developed based on the concept of Lyapunov exponents (LEs to determine the transient security of the post-fault power system. Later, the transient secure power swing curves are analysed using an improved Prony algorithm which extracts the dominant oscillatory modes and estimates their damping ratios. The damping ratio is a security measure about the oscillatory security of the post-fault power system subsequent to the contingency. The suitability of the proposed hybrid algorithm for DSA in power systems is illustrated using different contingencies of a 16-generator 68-bus test system and a 50-generator 470-bus test system. The accuracy of the stability conclusions and the acceptable computational burden indicate that the proposed hybrid algorithm is suitable for real-time security assessment with respect to both transient rotor angle stability and oscillatory rotor angle stability under multiple contingencies of the power system.

  9. Positive angle kappa: a possible sign of aniridia. (United States)

    Merrill, Kimberly S; Summers, C Gail


    Aniridia is a panocular disorder with variable expressivity, caused by PAX6 mutations. Foveal hypoplasia and nystagmus occur in both aniridia and albinism. Individuals with albinism have a moderately positive angle kappa. This study evaluates the angle kappa in individuals with aniridia. We performed a retrospective chart review of recorded angle kappa for individuals with aniridia. In addition, we prospectively examined the monocular corneal light reflex in each eye of patients with congenital aniridia and central fixation. We recorded other ocular characteristics and the results of gene testing. Patients with eccentric fixation or corneal surgery were excluded, as were patients with retinal abnormalities that might have influenced the angle kappa. We included sixteen individuals with congenital aniridia and found that all had a positive angle kappa. Two patients underwent pattern visual evoked potential (VEP) testing with monocular stimulation and were found to have a reversal of polarity, indicating misrouting of the retino-striate fibers. The phenotype of aniridia is variable. However, a positive angle kappa may be considered to be a frequent clinical feature of aniridia.

  10. Angle-Resolved Plasmonic Properties of Single Gold Nanorod Dimers

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    Jian Wu; Xuxing Lu; Qiannan Zhu; Junwei Zhao; Qishun Shen; Li Zhan; Weihai Ni


    Through wet-chemical assembly methods, gold nanorods were placed close to each other and formed a dimer with a gap distance*1 nm, and hence degenerated plasmonic dipole modes of individual nanorods coupled together to produce hybridized bonding and antibonding resonance modes. Previous studies using a condenser for illumination result in averaged signals over all excitation angles. By exciting an individual dimer obliquely at different angles, we demonstrate that these two new resonance modes are highly tunable and sensitive to the angle between the excitation polarization and the dimer orientation, which follows cos2u dependence. Moreover, for dimer structures with various structure angles, the resonance wavelengths as well as the refractive index sensitivities were found independent of the structure angle. Cal-culated angle-resolved plasmonic properties are in good agreement with the measurements. The assembled nanostructures investigated here are important for fundamental researches as well as potential applications when they are used as building blocks in plasmon-based optical and optoelectronic devices.

  11. Optimum Tilt Angle of Photovoltaic Panels for Some Iraq Cities

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    Firas Aziz Ali


    Full Text Available The operation of a photovoltaic (PV panels are influenced by its inclination angle with the horizontal surface. Thus, it must be inclined at a proper angle to raise the effectiveness of these panels. This research focuses on the computation of optimum slope angle of the PV panels in order to get the maximum incident solar radiation. Therefore, it is recommended to set the PV panels at fixed slope angle throughout the year to avoid the cost of sun tracking systems. In this research, an optimum slope angle of PV panels is investigated to get a maximum incident solar irradiance value using Bernard-Menguy-Schwartz model for some Iraq cities: Baghdad city (latitude of 33o22'N, Mosul city (latitude of 36o15'N, Zakho city (latitude of 37o10'N, and Samawah city (latitude of 31o15'N. The results showed that the optimum slope angle for these panels seems to be close to latitude of these cities.

  12. Doppler angle correction in the measurement of intrarenal parameters

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    Full Text Available Jing Gao¹, Keith Hentel¹, Qiang Zhu², Teng Ma², George Shih¹, Kevin Mennitt¹, Robert Min¹¹Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, USA; ²Division of Diagnostic Ultrasound, Department of Radiology, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, ChinaBackground: The aim of this study was to assess differences in intrarenal artery Doppler parameters measured without and with Doppler angle correction.Methods: We retrospectively reviewed color duplex sonography in 30 normally functioning kidneys (20 native kidneys in 10 subjects and 10 transplanted kidneys in 10 subjects performed between January 26, 2010 and July 26, 2010. There were 10 age-matched men and10 age-matched women (mean 39.8 ± 12.2, range 21–60 years in this study. Depending on whether the Doppler angle was corrected in the spectral Doppler measurement, Doppler parameters including peak systolic velocity (PSV, end-diastolic velocity (EDV, and resistive index (RI measured at the interlobar artery of the kidney were divided into two groups, ie, initial Doppler parameters measured without Doppler angle correction (Group 1 and remeasured Doppler parameters with Doppler angle correction (Group 2. Values for PSV, EDV, and RI measured without Doppler angle correction were compared with those measured with Doppler angle correction, and were analyzed statistically with a paired-samples t-test.Results: There were statistical differences in PSV and EDV at the interlobar artery in the upper, mid, and lower poles of the kidney between Group 1 and Group 2 (all P < 0.001. PSV and EDV in Group 1 were significantly lower than in Group 2. RI in Group 1 was the same as that in Group 2 in the upper, mid, and lower poles of the kidneys.Conclusion: Doppler angle correction plays an important role in the accurate measurement of intrarenal blood flow velocity. The true flow velocity converted from the maximum Doppler velocity shift

  13. [Anatomy of fractures of the inferior scapular angle]. (United States)

    Bartoníček, J; Tuček, M; Malík, J


    The aim of this study is to describe the anatomy of fractures of the inferior angle and the adjacent part of the scapular body, based on 3D CT reconstructions. In a series of 375 scapular fractures, we identified a total of 20 fractures of the inferior angle of the scapular body (13 men, 7 women), with a mean patient age of 50 years (range 3373). In all fractures, 3D CT reconstructions were obtained, allowing an objective evaluation of the fracture pattern with a focus on the size and shape of the inferior angle fragment, propagation of the fracture line to the lateral and medial borders of the infraspinous part of the scapular body, fragment displacement and any additional fracture of the ipsilateral scapula and the shoulder girdle. We identified a total of 5 types of fracture involving the distal half of the infraspinous part of the scapular body. The first type, recorded in 5 cases, affected only the apex of the inferior angle, with a small part of the adjacent medial border. The second type, occurring in 4 cases, involved fractures separating the entire inferior angle. The third type, represented by 4 cases, was characterized by a fracture line starting medially close above the inferior angle and passing proximolaterally. The separated fragment had a shape of a big drop, carrying also the distal half of the lateral pillar in addition to the inferior angle. In the fourth type identified in 5 fractures, the separated fragment was formed both by the inferior angle and a variable part of the medial border. The fifth type, being by its nature a transition to the fracture of the infraspinous part of the body, was recorded in 2 cases, with the same V-shaped fragment. Fractures of the inferior angle and the adjacent part of the scapular body are groups of fractures differing from other infraspinous fractures of the scapular body. Although these fractures are highly variable in terms of shape, they have the same course of fracture line and the manner of displacement

  14. Straight ladder inclined angle in a field environment: the relationship among actual angle, method of set-up and knowledge (United States)

    Chang, Wen-Ruey; Huang, Yueng-Hsiang; Chang, Chien-Chi; Brunette, Christopher; Fallentin, Nils


    Abstract Ladder inclined angle is a critical factor that could lead to a slip at the base of portable straight ladders, a major cause of falls from heights. Despite several methods established to help workers achieve the recommended 75.5° angle for ladder set-up, it remains unclear if these methods are used in practice. This study explored ladder set-up behaviours in a field environment. Professional installers of a company in the cable and other pay TV industry were observed for ladder set-up at their worksites. The results showed that the actual angles of 265 ladder set-ups by 67 participants averaged 67.3° with a standard deviation of 3.22°. Although all the participants had training on recommended ladder set-up methods, only 3 out of 67 participants applied these methods in their daily work and even they failed to achieve the desired 75.5° angle. Therefore, ladder set-up remains problematic in real-world situations. Practitioner Summary: Professional installers of a cable company were observed for portable straight ladder set-up at their worksites. The ladder inclined angle averaged 67.3° with a standard deviation of 3.22°, while the recommended angle is 75.5°. Only a few participants used the methods that they learned during training in their daily work. PMID:26672809

  15. Association of iris crypts with acute primary angle closure. (United States)

    Koh, Victor; Chua, Jacqueline; Shi, Yuan; Thakku, Sri Gowtham; Lee, Ryan; Nongpiur, Monisha E; Baskaran, Mani; Kumar, Rajesh S; Perera, Shamira; Aung, Tin; Cheng, Ching-Yu


    To determine the relationship between iris surface features and acute primary angle closure (APAC) in eyes with angle closure. Case-control study involving Asian patients diagnosed with previous APAC, primary angle closure suspect (PACS), primary angle closure (PAC) and primary angle closure glaucoma (PACG) at an eye centre in Singapore between August 2012 and January 2015. Participants underwent ophthalmic examination and digital slit-lamp iris photography. Iris surface features were graded based on crypts, furrows and colour. Fellow eyes of APAC were compared with PACS and PAC/PACG eyes with regard to their iris surface features. Occurrence of APAC. A total of 309 patients (71 APAC, 139 PACS, 47 PAC and 52 PACG) were included (mean age: 67.7±7.2 years and 36.6% male). Compared with PACS, higher crypt grade was significantly associated with lower odds of APAC (OR=0.58 for one grade higher in crypt grade; p=0.027, adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity and pupil diameter). The results remained similar when compared with PAC/PACG group (OR=0.58 for one grade higher in crypt grade; p=0.043). We did not observe any significant associations between iris furrows or colour with presence of APAC. Our study comprising Asian eyes with angle closure suggests that the presence of a higher crypt grading may be protective for APAC. As such, assessing iris surface architecture for crypts could be a new measure for risk stratification of developing APAC in eyes with angle closure. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to

  16. Physiological response of wild rainbow trout to angling: Impact of angling duration, fish size, body condition, and temperature (United States)

    Meka, Julie M.; McCormick, S.D.


    This study evaluated the immediate physiological response of wild rainbow trout to catch-and-release angling in the Alagnak River, southwest Alaska. Information was recorded on individual rainbow trout (n = 415) captured by angling including landing time and the time required to remove hooks (angling duration), the time to anesthetize fish in clove oil and withdraw blood, fish length and weight, and water temperature at capture locations. Plasma cortisol, glucose, ions (sodium, potassium, chloride), and lactate were analyzed to determine the effects of angling duration, fish size, body condition, and temperature. Levels of plasma ions did not change significantly during the observed physiological response and levels of plasma glucose were sometimes influenced by length (2000, 2001), body condition (2001), or temperature (2001). Levels of plasma cortisol and lactate in extended capture fish (angling duration greater than 2 min) were significantly higher than levels in rapid capture fish (angling duration less than 2 min). Rapid capture fish were significantly smaller than extended capture fish, reflecting that fish size influenced landing and handling times. Fish size was related to cortisol and lactate in 2002, which corresponded to the year when larger fish were captured and there were longer landing times. Body condition (i.e., weight/length regression residuals index), was significantly related to lactate in 2000 and 2001. Water temperatures were higher in 2001 (mean temperature ± S.E., 13 ± 2oC) than in 2002 (10 ± 2oC), and fish captured in 2001 had significantly higher cortisol and lactate concentrations than fish captured in 2002. The pattern of increase in plasma cortisol and lactate was due to the amount of time fish were angled, and the upper limit of the response was due to water temperature. The results of this study indicate the importance of minimizing the duration of angling in order to reduce the sublethal physiological disturbances in wild

  17. Optimum Antenna Downtilt Angles for Macrocellular WCDMA Network

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    Niemelä Jarno


    Full Text Available The impact of antenna downtilt on the performance of cellular WCDMA network has been studied by using a radio network planning tool. An optimum downtilt angle has been evaluated for numerous practical macrocellular site and antenna configurations for electrical and mechanical antenna downtilt concepts. The aim of this massive simulation campaign was expected to provide an answer to two questions: firstly, how to select the downtilt angle of a macrocellular base station antenna? Secondly, what is the impact of antenna downtilt on system capacity and network coverage? Optimum downtilt angles were observed to vary between – depending on the network configuration. Moreover, the corresponding downlink capacity gains varied between – . Antenna vertical beamwidth affects clearly the required optimum downtilt angle the most. On the other hand, with wider antenna vertical beamwidth, the impact of downtilt on system performance is not such imposing. In addition, antenna height together with the size of the dominance area affect the required downtilt angle. Finally, the simulation results revealed how the importance of the antenna downtilt becomes more significant in dense networks, where the capacity requirements are typically also higher.

  18. Estimation of Upper Limb Joint Angle Using Surface EMG Signal

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    Yee Mon Aung


    Full Text Available In the development of robot-assisted rehabilitation systems for upper limb rehabilitation therapy, human electromyogram (EMG is widely used due to its ability to detect the user intended motion. EMG is one kind of biological signal that can be recorded to evaluate the performance of skeletal muscles by means of a sensor electrode. Based on recorded EMG signals, user intended motion could be extracted via estimation of joint torque, force or angle. Therefore, this estimation becomes one of the most important factors to achieve accurate user intended motion. In this paper, an upper limb joint angle estimation methodology is proposed. A back propagation neural network (BPNN is developed to estimate the shoulder and elbow joint angles from the recorded EMG signals. A Virtual Human Model (VHM is also developed and integrated with BPNN to perform the simulation of the estimated angle. The relationships between sEMG signals and upper limb movements are observed in this paper. The effectiveness of our developments is evaluated with four healthy subjects and a VHM simulation. The results show that the methodology can be used in the estimation of joint angles based on EMG.

  19. High Pressure Angle Gears: Comparison to Typical Gear Designs (United States)

    Handschuh, Robert F.; Zabrajsek, Andrew J.


    A preliminary study has been completed to determine the feasibility of using high-pressure angle gears in aeronautic and space applications. Tests were conducted in the NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) Spur Gear Test Facility at speeds up to 10,000 rpm and 73 N*m (648 in.*lb) for 3.18, 2.12, and 1.59 module gears (8, 12, and 16 diametral pitch gears), all designed to operate in the same test facility. The 3.18 module (8-diametral pitch), 28 tooth, 20deg pressure angle gears are the GRC baseline test specimen. Also, 2.12 module (12-diametral pitch), 42 tooth, 25deg pressure angle gears were tested. Finally 1.59 module (16-diametral pitch), 56 tooth, 35deg pressure angle gears were tested. The high-pressure angle gears were the most efficient when operated in the high-speed aerospace mode (10,000 rpm, lubricated with a synthetic turbine engine oil), and produced the lowest wear rates when tested with a perfluoroether-based grease. The grease tests were conducted at 150 rpm and 71 N*m (630 in.*lb).

  20. Comparison of masticatory efficiency according to Angle's classification of malocclusion (United States)

    Bae, Jungin; Son, Woo-Sung; Kim, Seong-Sik; Park, Soo-Byung


    Objective The objective of this study was to investigate the differences in masticatory efficiency among patients with different Angle's classes of malocclusion and to assess the correlation between masticatory efficiency and the occlusal contact area. Methods The mixing ability index (MAI) was calculated for measuring masticatory efficiency of 61 adult patients according to Angle's classifications of malocclusion. The study included 25, 15, and 21 patients with Angle's Class I, II, and III malocclusions, respectively. Silicone interocclusal recording material was used to measure the occlusal contact area. Results Both the MAI and occlusal contact area showed the highest average values in the Class I malocclusion group, followed by the Class II and Class III malocclusion groups. No significant difference was observed in the MAI values between the Class I and Class II malocclusion groups (p > 0.05), whereas a significant difference was observed between the Class I and Class III malocclusion groups (p Class II and Class III malocclusion groups (p Class I malocclusion, followed by those with Angle's Class II and Angle's Class III malocclusions. Moreover, a weak positive correlation was observed between masticatory efficiency and the occlusal contact area. PMID:28523241

  1. Rotational Angle Measurement of Bridge Support Using Image Processing Techniques

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    Young-Soo Park


    Full Text Available Measuring a very small rotational angle accurately and dynamically is indeed a challenging issue, especially in the case of bridge support. Also, existing inclinometers do not have sufficient resolution and accuracy to measure a bridge’s rotational angle. In this study, a new measurement system was developed to provide a practical means for measuring dynamic rotational angle of a bridge support. It features high resolution and accuracy compared with the available systems on the market. By the combinational use of a laser pointer and a vision-based displacement measurement system, the measurement accuracy was significantly increased. The accuracy and applicability were investigated through laboratory tests. From the laboratory tests, it has been found that the developed system can be applicable to bridge support with very small rotational angle. The effectiveness of the developed system was verified through field tests on real bridges. From the full-scale implementation on two PSC girder bridges, it is observed that the proposed system can measure the rotational angle with a high accuracy and reliability.

  2. Discriminating electromagnetic radiation based on angle of incidence (United States)

    Hamam, Rafif E.; Bermel, Peter; Celanovic, Ivan; Soljacic, Marin; Yeng, Adrian Y. X.; Ghebrebrhan, Michael; Joannopoulos, John D.


    The present invention provides systems, articles, and methods for discriminating electromagnetic radiation based upon the angle of incidence of the electromagnetic radiation. In some cases, the materials and systems described herein can be capable of inhibiting reflection of electromagnetic radiation (e.g., the materials and systems can be capable of transmitting and/or absorbing electromagnetic radiation) within a given range of angles of incidence at a first incident surface, while substantially reflecting electromagnetic radiation outside the range of angles of incidence at a second incident surface (which can be the same as or different from the first incident surface). A photonic material comprising a plurality of periodically occurring separate domains can be used, in some cases, to selectively transmit and/or selectively absorb one portion of incoming electromagnetic radiation while reflecting another portion of incoming electromagnetic radiation, based upon the angle of incidence. In some embodiments, one domain of the photonic material can include an isotropic dielectric function, while another domain of the photonic material can include an anisotropic dielectric function. In some instances, one domain of the photonic material can include an isotropic magnetic permeability, while another domain of the photonic material can include an anisotropic magnetic permeability. In some embodiments, non-photonic materials (e.g., materials with relatively large scale features) can be used to selectively absorb incoming electromagnetic radiation based on angle of incidence.

  3. Low frequency seabed scattering at low grazing angles. (United States)

    Zhou, Ji-Xun; Zhang, Xue-Zhen


    Low-frequency (LF) seabed scattering at low grazing angles (LGA) is almost impossible to directly measure in shallow water (SW), except through inversion from reverberation. The energy flux method for SW reverberation is briefly introduced in this paper. The closed-form expressions of reverberation in an isovelocity waveguide, derived from this method, indicate that in the three-halves law range interval multimode/ray sea bottom scattering with different incident and scattering angles in forming the reverberation may equivalently be represented by the bottom backscattering at a single range-dependent angle. This equivalent relationship is used to derive the bottom backscattering strength (BBS) as a function of angle and frequency. The LF&LGA BBS is derived in a frequency band of 200-2500 Hz and in a grazing angle range of 1.1°-14.0° from reverberation measurements at three sites with sandy bottoms. This is based on three previous works: (1) The closed-form expressions of SW reverberation [Zhou, (Chinese) Acta Acustica 5, 86-99 (1980)]; (2) the effective geo-acoustic model of sandy bottoms that follows the Biot model [Zhou et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 125, 2847-2866 (2009)] and (3) A quality database of wideband reverberation level normalized to source level [Zhou and Zhang, IEEE J. Oceanic Eng. 30, 832-842 (2005)].

  4. Normal Foot and Ankle Radiographic Angles, Measurements, and Reference Points. (United States)

    Lamm, Bradley M; Stasko, Paul A; Gesheff, Martin G; Bhave, Anil


    The limb deformity-based principles originate from a standard set of lower extremity radiographic angles and reference points. Objective radiographic measures are the building blocks for surgical planning. Critical preoperative planning and intraoperative and postoperative evaluation of radiographs are essential for proper deformity planning and correction of all foot and ankle cases. A total of 33 angles and reference points were measured on 24 healthy feet. The radiographic measurements were performed on standard weightbearing anteroposterior, lateral, and axial views of the right foot. A total of 4 measurements were made from the axial view, 12 from the lateral view, and 17 from the anteroposterior view. All angles were measured by both senior authors twice, independent of each other. The radiographic angles and measurements presented in the present study demonstrate a comprehensive and useful set of standard angles, measures, and reference points that can be used in clinical and perioperative evaluation of the foot and ankle. The standard radiographic measures presented in the present study provide the foundation for understanding the osseous foot and ankle position in a normal population. Copyright © 2016 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  5. Contact angle measurements at the colemanite and realgar surfaces (United States)

    Koca, Sabiha; Savas, Mehmet


    Colemanite is one of the most important boron minerals and covers an important part of Turkey's boron mineral deposits. The friable nature of the colemanite tends to produce a large amount of fines. Flotation appears to be a promising technique to recover colemanite from such fines. During flotation process, selectivity problem arises between colemanite and associated gangue minerals such as realgar. There is a close relationship between floatability of minerals and contact angle. Therefore, surface hydrophobicity of colemanite and realgar minerals were investigated by receding contact angle measurements in the absence and presence of flotation reagents. The water contact angle values at the colemanite surface remained almost unchanged at 32-35° in the solutions of potassium amyl xanthate (KAX), potassium ethyl xanthate (KEX) and petroleum sulphanate (R825) while another petroleum sulphanate (R840), sodium oleate and tallow amine (Armac-T) affected hydrophobicity of colemanite, and the contact angle values increased up to 47°. The contact angle values of 62, 63, 45, 46, 39, and 43° at the realgar surface were obtained in the solutions of KAX, KEX, sodium oleate, R825, R840 and Armac-T, respectively.

  6. Estimation of crank angle for cycling with a powered prosthesis. (United States)

    Lawson, B E; Shultz, A; Ledoux, E; Goldfarb, M


    In order for a prosthesis to restore power generation during cycling, it must supply torque in a manner that is coordinated with the motion of the bicycle crank. This paper outlines an algorithm for the real time estimation of the angular position of a bicycle crankshaft using only measurements internal to an intelligent knee and ankle prosthesis. The algorithm assumes that the rider/prosthesis/bicycle system can be modeled as a four-bar mechanism. Assuming that a prosthesis can generate two independent angular measurements of the mechanism (in this case the knee angle and the absolute orientation of the shank), Freudenstein's equation can be used to synthesize the mechanism continuously. A recursive least-squares algorithm is implemented to estimate the Freudenstein coefficients, and the resulting link lengths are used to reformulate the equation in terms of input-output relationships mapping both measured angles to the crank angle. Using two independent measurements allows the algorithm to uniquely determine the crank angle from multi-valued functions. In order to validate the algorithm, a bicycle was mounted on a trainer and configured with the prosthesis using an artificial hip joint attached to the seat post. Motion capture was used to monitor the mechanism for forward and backward pedaling and the results are compared to the output of the presented algorithm. Once the parameters have converged, the algorithm is shown to predict the crank angle within 15° of the externally measured value throughout the entire crank cycle during forward rotation.

  7. Scattering-angle based filtering of the waveform inversion gradients

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    Alkhalifah, Tariq Ali


    Full waveform inversion (FWI) requires a hierarchical approach to maneuver the complex non-linearity associated with the problem of velocity update. In anisotropic media, the non-linearity becomes far more complex with the potential trade-off between the multiparameter description of the model. A gradient filter helps us in accessing the parts of the gradient that are suitable to combat the potential non-linearity and parameter trade-off. The filter is based on representing the gradient in the time-lag normalized domain, in which the low scattering angle of the gradient update is initially muted out in the FWI implementation, in what we may refer to as a scattering angle continuation process. The result is a low wavelength update dominated by the transmission part of the update gradient. In this case, even 10 Hz data can produce vertically near-zero wavenumber updates suitable for a background correction of the model. Relaxing the filtering at a later stage in the FWI implementation allows for smaller scattering angles to contribute higher-resolution information to the model. The benefits of the extended domain based filtering of the gradient is not only it\\'s ability in providing low wavenumber gradients guided by the scattering angle, but also in its potential to provide gradients free of unphysical energy that may correspond to unrealistic scattering angles.

  8. Presumed Furosemide-associated Bilateral Angle-Closure Glaucoma. (United States)

    Boundaoui, Oussama N; Woodruff, Todd E


    To report a case of presumed furosemide-associated bilateral angle-closure glaucoma. Retrospective case report with spectral domain anterior segment optical coherence tomography imaging. A 21-year-old African American woman in her 17th week of pregnancy presented with acute angle-closure glaucoma in both eyes after being started on furosemide in her first trimester for fluid overload. Intraocular pressures were elevated in the low 40s mm Hg bilateral (OU) and anterior chambers were shallow with narrow grade 1 angles on gonioscopy (Schaffer classification). Medical history included type 1 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, and 2 prior failed pregnancies complicated by fluid overload. She was started on 60 mg of prednisone daily along with topical brimonidine in both eyes twice daily. After 3 days, her intraocular pressures normalized. At 1 week, slit-lamp examination showed deepened anterior chambers and gonioscopy confirmed widened angles. Oral prednisone was titrated down slowly for the remainder of her uneventful pregnancy. On follow-up 1 month after delivery, intraocular pressures and best-corrected visual acuities reached preterm baseline values of 15 mm Hg OU and 20/30 OU. This is the first reported case of furosemide-associated bilateral angle-closure glaucoma. Similar idiosyncratic reactions following exposure to other sulphonamide-containing drugs have been described. We propose discontinuation of the offending agent and treatment with oral prednisone in similar clinical settings.

  9. Posttreatment occlusal variability among angle Class I nonextraction patients. (United States)

    Wes Fleming, J; Buschang, Peter H; Kim, K B; Oliver, Donald R


    To test the hypothesis that variability among posttreatment Angle Class I, nonextraction patients is not related to patient and treatment factors. One hundred thirty-eight subjects were randomly selected from the archives of the Department of Orthodontics, St Louis University. Patient factors evaluated included age, sex, mandibular plane angle, and ANB angle; treatment factors included active treatment time and supervising orthodontist. Objective Grading System (OGS) scores for six of the criteria (excluding interproximal contacts and root angulations) and the anterior Bolton ratio were measured on the posttreatment study casts. The partial mean overall OGS score was 24.9 +/- 8.0. Occlusal contact was the most important component contributing to the overall score, followed by alignment. Variation in the OGS scores was explained by sex, pretreatment mandibular plane and ANB angles, the posttreatment anterior Bolton ratio, and treatment duration. The partial overall OGS scores increased by approximately one point for every 4 degrees increase in the mandibular plane angle and nearly one point for every 3 additional months of treatment. Approximately 16% and 15% of the variation in alignment and buccolingual inclination, respectively, was due to the treating orthodontist. Posttreatment occlusal variability among Class I nonextraction patients can be partially explained by patient- and treatment-related factors.

  10. Accurate Compensation of Attitude Angle Error in a Dual-Axis Rotation Inertial Navigation System


    Rui Jiang; Gongliu Yang; Rui Zou; Jing Wang; Jing Li


    In the dual-axis rotation inertial navigation system (INS), besides the gyro error, accelerometer error, rolling misalignment angle error, and the gimbal angle error, the shaft swing angle and the axis non-orthogonal angle also affect the attitude accuracy. Through the analysis of the structure, we can see that the shaft swing angle and axis non-orthogonal angle will produce coning errors which cause the fluctuation of the attitude. According to the analysis of the rotation vector, it can be ...

  11. Optimum design of 2D micro-angle sensor (United States)

    Liu, Qinggang; Zhao, Heng; Lou, Xiaona; Jiang, Ningchuan; Hu, Xiaotang


    To improve dynamic measurement performance and resolution, an optimum design on two-dimensional (2D) micro-angle sensor based on optical internal-reflection method via critical-angle refractive index measurement is presented in the paper. The noise signals were filtered effectively by modulating laser-driven and demodulating in signal proceeding. The system's accuracy and response speed are improved further by using 16-bit high-precision AD converter and MSP430 CPU which present with a high-speed performance during signals processes such as fitting angle-voltage curve through specific arithmetic, full range and zero point calibration, filter, scaling transformation etc. The experiment results indicated that, dynamic signal measurement range can be up to +/-600arcsec, the measurement resolution can be better than 0.1arcsec, and the repeatability could be better than +/-0.5arcsec.

  12. Asymptotic Expansions of the Contact Angle in Nonlocal Capillarity Problems (United States)

    Dipierro, Serena; Maggi, Francesco; Valdinoci, Enrico


    We consider a family of nonlocal capillarity models, where surface tension is modeled by exploiting the family of fractional interaction kernels |z|^{-n-s}, with s\\in (0,1) and n the dimension of the ambient space. The fractional Young's law (contact angle condition) predicted by these models coincides, in the limit as s→ 1^-, with the classical Young's law determined by the Gauss free energy. Here we refine this asymptotics by showing that, for s close to 1, the fractional contact angle is always smaller than its classical counterpart when the relative adhesion coefficient σ is negative, and larger if σ is positive. In addition, we address the asymptotics of the fractional Young's law in the limit case s→ 0^+ of interaction kernels with heavy tails. Interestingly, near s=0, the dependence of the contact angle from the relative adhesion coefficient becomes linear.

  13. Effect of Mean Angle of Attack Modulation on Dynamic Stall (United States)

    Heintz, Kyle; Corke, Thomas


    Wind tunnel experiments at M = 0 . 2 were conducted on a cambered airfoil instrumented with surface pressure transducers that was oscillated with two independent frequencies. The primary input, f1, corresponds to a range of reduced frequencies, while the slower, secondary input, f2, drives the modulation of the mean angle of attack, thus varying the stall-penetration angle, αpen. Various combinations transitioned different regimes of dynamic stall from "light" to "deep". Results suggest that when αpen is falling between consecutive cycles, the aerodynamic loads do not fully recover to the values seen when αpen is rising, even though the airfoil recedes to αpen < 0 during each oscillation. The experimental data is presented in terms of load coefficients, aerodynamic damping, and their phase relationships to pitch angle. APS Fellow.

  14. Aerodynamic characteristics of airplanes at high angles of attack (United States)

    Chambers, J. R.; Grafton, S. B.


    An introduction to, and a broad overiew of, the aerodynamic characteristics of airplanes at high angles of attack are provided. Items include: (1) some important fundamental phenomena which determine the aerodynamic characteristics of airplanes at high angles of attack; (2) static and dynamic aerodynamic characteristics near the stall; (3) aerodynamics of the spin; (4) test techniques used in stall/spin studies; (5) applications of aerodynamic data to problems in flight dynamics in the stall/spin area; and (6) the outlook for future research in the area. Although stalling and spinning are flight dynamic problems of importance to all aircraft, including general aviation aircraft, commercial transports, and military airplanes, emphasis is placed on military configurations and the principle aerodynamic factors which influence the stability and control of such vehicles at high angles of attack.

  15. Optimization of sharp and viewing-angle-independent structural color

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    Hsu, Chia Wei; Johnson, Steven G; Soljačić, Marin


    Structural coloration produces some of the most brilliant colors in nature and has many applications. However, sharp color (narrow frequency response) and wide viewing angle (broad angular response) are competing properties and have not been achieved simultaneously in previous studies. Here, we use numerical optimization to discover geometries where the structural color is sharp, yet the hue, saturation, and brightness all remain the same over broad viewing angles (0-90$^\\circ$) under directional illumination. Our model system consists of dipole scatterers arranged into several rings; interference among the scattered waves is optimized to yield the wavelength-selective and angle-insensitive response. Such designs can be useful for display, painting, and biosensing applications.

  16. A contact angle measurement by laser glancing incidence method (United States)

    Zhu, Feng; Miao, Runcai; Zhang, Yani


    A reflection technique to determine a contact angle by laser glancing incidence method, which is based on analyzing the reflection pattern from the up curved liquid surface (UCLS) around a smooth flat plate, is presented. In the experiment, a glass slide is vertically dipped into a tested liquid. Due to the wetting effect, the UCLS is formed around the glass slide. When an expanded and collimated laser beam impinges on the UCLS at glancing incidence, the steady and visible strip-shape dark area reflection patterns are observed. The relation of the dark region width and the maximal height of the UCLS is derived theoretically. The contact angles of distilled water and kerosene on the glass slides are calculated directly by utilizing the dark area width of the reflection patterns. Results show that an effective and practical technique for measuring the contact angle of the Wilhelmy plate is found.

  17. Determining pitch-angle diffusion coefficients from test particle simulations

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    Ivascenko, A; Spanier, F; Vainio, R


    Transport and acceleration of charged particles in turbulent media is a topic of great interest in space physics and interstellar astrophysics. These processes are dominated by the scattering of particles off magnetic irregularities. The scattering process itself is usually described by small-angle scattering with the pitch-angle coefficient $D_{\\mu\\mu}$ playing a major role. Since the diffusion coefficient $D_{\\mu\\mu}$ can be determined analytically only for the approximation of quasi-linear theory, the determination of this coefficient from numerical simulations has, therefore, become more important. So far these simulations yield particle tracks for small-scale scattering, which can then be interpreted using the running diffusion coefficients. This method has a limited range of validity. This paper presents two new methods that allow for the calculation of the pitch-angle diffusion coefficient from numerical simulations. These methods no longer analyse particle trajectories, but the change of particle dist...

  18. Pitch Angle Control for Variable Speed Wind Turbines

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    Chen, Zhe; Zhang, Jianzhong; Cheng, M


    Pitch angle control is the most common means for adjusting the aerodynamic torque of the wind turbine when wind speed is above rated speed and various controlling variables may be chosen, such as wind speed, generator speed and generator power. As conventional pitch control usually use PI...... controller, the mathematical model of the system should be known well. A fuzzy logic pitch angle controller is developed in this paper, in which it does not need well known about the system and the mean wind speed is used to compensate the non-linear sensitivity. The fuzzy logic control strategy may have...... the potential when the system contains strong non-linearity, such as wind turbulence is strong, or the control objectives include fatigue loads. The design of the fuzzy logic controller and the comparisons with conversional pitch angle control strategies with various controlling variables are carried out...

  19. Analysis of a Low-Angle Annular Expander Nozzle

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    Kyll Schomberg


    Full Text Available An experimental and numerical analysis of a low-angle annular expander nozzle is presented to observe the variance in shock structure within the flow field. A RANS-based axisymmetric numerical model was used to evaluate flow characteristics and the model validated using experimental pressure readings and schlieren images. Results were compared with an equivalent converging-diverging nozzle to determine the capability of the wake region in varying the effective area of a low-angle design. Comparison of schlieren images confirmed that shock closure occurred in the expander nozzle, prohibiting the wake region from affecting the area ratio. The findings show that a low angle of deflection is inherently unable to influence the effective area of an annular supersonic nozzle design.

  20. Angle-of-attack estimation for analysis of CAT encounters (United States)

    Bach, R. E., Jr.; Parks, E. K.


    Recent studies of clear-air turbulence (CAT) encounters involving wide-body airliners have been based upon flight-path wind estimates made by analyzing digital flight-data-recorder (DFDR) records and radar records. Such estimates require a time history of the aircraft angle of attack, a record that is not usually included in the DFDR measurement set. This paper describes a method for reconstructing angle of attack that utilizes available flight record and aircraft-specific information associated with an aerodynamic model of the lift coefficient. Results from two wide-body incidents in which vane measurements of angle of attack were recorded show good agreement between measured and calculated time histories. This research has been performed in cooperation with the National Transportation Safety Board to provide a better understanding of the CAT phenomenon.