Satish Prasad Barnawal*
B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal
Received: 06 April, 2016; Accepted: 06 April, 2016; Published: 07 April, 2016
Dr. Satish Prasad Barnawal, Assistant Professor, B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal, 116/5 Shree Shantinagar Marga, Behind Ganga Hall, Balaju Kathmandu, Nepal, Tel: +9779803047984; +9779841729232: E-mail:
Barnawal SP (2016) Editorial: Warm Welcome. Imaging J Clin Med Sciences 3(1): 006-006. DOI: 10.17352/2455-8702.000024
© 2015 Barnawal SP. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
An elderly male presents to orthopedic clinic with severe back pain for fifteen days. He is unable to sit or stand. The pain remains persistent even while lying supine. He also complains of nausea, anorexia and cough with blood tinged sputum since ten days. He gives past history of grade II benign prostatic hyperplasia with nodule under prostate specific antigen monitoring. Examination reveals no significant finding.\
The clinical features literally points to nowhere. Blood counts, electrolytes, renal function test, liver function test, acid phosphatase, LDH, sputum for acid fast bacilli, sputum culture, Bence Jones Protein and Serum Electrophoresis are found to be within normal limit.
Then finally some of the radiological approaches are attempted. Chest radiograph reveals a consolidation of right hemithorax. Lumbo-sacral spine reveals owl sign in D10 vertebra; D12 osteoporotic fracture; osteoblastic lesion over multiple ribs, D10 and D11 vertebra; lytic lesion over bilateral iliac blades; osteophytes over L3 and L4; loss of lumber lordosis and facet joint arthritis. CT scan of lumbosacral spine demonstrates multiple lytic lesions in D10, D12, S1, & S2 vertebra and left ilium suggestive of metastasis. Contrast enhanced computer tomography thorax and abdomen further shows heterogeneously enhancing necrotic mass lesion in superior segment of right lower lobe suggestive of bronchogenic carcinoma, necrotic right hilar and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, subcentimetric nodule in bilateral lung field. CT guided biopsy from the lung shows adenocarcinoma. Finally, we come to the cause of back-metastasis from lung.
This clinical picture clearly depicts the importance of imaging. Here, the diagnosis is aided by radiological facilities. Not this case alone, there will be billions of patients who can be benefitted from imaging advancement. Hence, the Imaging Journal of Clinical and Medical Sciences aims at covering new applications, technologies and issues related to all updated major diagnostic methods.
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