VATS has certain advantages, such as the possibility to obtain biopsy under direct visualization, elimination of pleural adhesions, drainage of loculated
fluids, direct observation of lung expansion, and the ability to perform pleurodesis during the same procedure (16, 17).
"Soft markers" defined as reduced ovarian mobility, site-specific pelvic tenderness, or the presence of loculated
peritoneal fluid were predictive of pelvic pathology in 37 out of 51 women (73%).
CECT revealed displacement of bowel loops by a well-defined irregularly loculated
fluid collection measuring 23 x 12 x 20 cm in the left paracolic gutter and the pelvis [Figure 1].
In the past twelve months, Lung Therapeutics successfully completed a multi-site clinical trial of its lead drug candidate, LTI-01, in patients with Loculated
Cranial MRI revealed a 38x5-mm contrast enhancement of the loculated
collection extending from the right external auditory canal anteriorly to the vicinity of the temporomandibular joint and edema in the right pterygoid muscles (Figure 2).
Axial view, soft tissue window: Enlarged right masseter with loculated
abscess, adjacent lytic destruction of the mandibular ramus (black arrow); C.
* Patient complained of headache and fever on POD 15, USG revealed loculated
collection of approx.
(1,5,6) Contraindications to these catheters include existing peritonitis, noncorrectable coagulopathy, and loculated
CECT of the thorax revealed right-sided empyema with underlying lung collapse along with a loculated
collection in the middle lobe of right lung with mediastinal lymphadenopathy (Figure 2).
Bilateral pleural effusions, absence of loculated
fluid, anechoic fluid, non-thickened pleura, congested liver and non-collapsing inferior vena cava each scores 1 point.
% Age < 1yr Age 1-3 yrs CT Results (N = 195) Frequency (%) (%) Hypodense collection 95 48.7 42.5 51.9 Rim enhancing lesion 51 26.2 30.0 22.8 Lymphadenopathy/cervical 24 12.3 15 8.9 adenitis Loculated
lesion 27 13.8 2.5 6.3 Sinusitis 4 2.1 2.5 2.5 Jugular thrombus 3 1.5 0 3.8 Parotitis 2 1.0 2.5 0 Mastoiditis 1 0.5 0 0 Mediastinitis 1 0.5 0 1.3 Age 4-7 yrs Age 8-18 yrs CT Results (N = 195) (%) (%) Hypodense collection 48.8 48.6 Rim enhancing lesion 41.5 11.4 Lymphadenopathy/cervical 7.3 14.3 adenitis Loculated
lesion 7.3 2.9 Sinusitis 2.4 0 Jugular thrombus 0 0 Parotitis 2.4 0 Mastoiditis 0 2.9 Mediastinitis 0 0 Table 6: Odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals.
According to other studies, failure is more likely in the case of chronic, larger, and/or loculated