• Percutaneous transthoracic computed tomography-guided AICD insertion in a patient with extracardiac Fontan conduit.

      Murphy, Darra T; Moynagh, Michael R; Walsh, Kevin P; Nölke, Lars; Murray, John G; Department of Radiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin 7, Ireland. darramurphy@me.com (2011-02)
      Percutaneous pulmonary venous atrial puncture was performed under computed tomography guidance to successfully place an automated implantable cardiac defibrillator into a 26-year-old patient with extracardiac Fontan conduit who had presented with two out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. The procedure avoided the need for lead placement at thoracotomy.
    • A rare cause of calf swelling: the Morel-Lavallee lesion.

      Moriarty, J M; Borrero, C G; Kavanagh, E C; Department of Radiology, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Eccles Street, Dublin 7, Ireland. jonnymoriarty@yahoo.com (2011-03)
      Calf swelling is a common clinical presentation with a wide and varied differential diagnosis. The Morel-Lavallee is a rare cause of subcutaneous swelling, caused by post-traumatic shearing of the hypodermis from the underlying fascia. The potential space so created fills with blood, lymph and necrotic fat giving specific findings on MR evaluation.