The neurologic findings most commonly include cortical tubers and subependymal nodules. Patients can present with a variety of symptoms, … Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome characterised by benign congenital tumours affecting multiple organs, most frequently the brain, eyes, kidneys, heart and skin. 5, 19 July 2018 | Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Vol. 79, No. Figure 4. Viewer However, it should be recognized that half of TS patients have normal intelligence and that a quarter do not have epilepsy. Aggressive drainage of chylous pleural effusions should be avoided because it may lead to protein loss. 1, Journal of Clinical Imaging Science, Vol. The central nervous system findings were the first to be described, and the classic triad of cognitive impairment, facial angiofibromas, and seizures was delineated shortly thereafter. Other rare thoracic involvements include LAM involvement of the mediastinum or thoracic duct and aortic or pulmonary artery aneurysm (,39–,41). Although no significant difference in incidence has been found, renal cell carcinomas associated with TS tend to occur in younger patients and to grow more slowly (,10). Most hepatic AMLs are sporadic, and only 5.8% of hepatic AMLs has been reported to associated with TS (,58). Viewer Bookmarks (0) Musculoskeletal. Ruptured renal AML in a 35-year-old woman. 0000046530 00000 n 1998 Dec. 13(12):619-23. . Left renal AML is also seen (arrowheads). No mutation is identifiable in 15%–20% of TS patients, and these patients generally have milder clinical manifestations (,9). 1, 19 September 2014 | Der Radiologe, Vol. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetically determined multisystem hamartomatous neurocutaneous disease. (a) Unenhanced CT image shows a fat-containing tumor in the left kidney. 0000001983 00000 n CT. can show areas of calcification, although this is more commonly demonstrated in subependymal nodules; MRI. Pneumothorax associated with pulmonary LAM in a 37-year-old woman. Aspiration of the pleural effusion proved it to be a chylous effusion.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma in a 24-year-old man. The cause of death varies depending on the patient’s age (,Table 2) (,3). The most alarming complication of renal AMLs is rupture due to their abnormal vasculature, frequently associated with aneurysms. 33, No. 0000059945 00000 n Figure 7a. Unenhanced CT shows multiple, calcified nodules in a periventricular, subependymal distribution bilaterally in dilated lateral ventricles, characteristic of tuberous sclerosis. One study suggests that it is second only to CNS complications as a cause of mortality in these patients . xref Enter your email address below and we will send you the reset instructions. Intestinal leiomyoma in a 52-year-old woman (same patient as in ,Fig 17,). Cardiac rhabdomyomas, which may be multiple or single, are commonly located on the ventricular septum. Regulates the Balance Between Osteoblast and Adipocyte Differentiation Through Autophagy/Notch1/β-Catenin Cascade, Thoracoabdominal imaging of tuberous sclerosis, KT IR MRT EPILEPSIJOS DIAGNOSTIKOJE: METODAI, RADINIAI, GALIMYBĖS. Left renal AML is also seen (arrowheads). 2, 10 June 2015 | Radiology, Vol. Patients with numerous cortical tubers tend to have more cognitive impairment and more difficulty with seizure control (,12). It is situated on the short arm of chromosome 16 (16p13) and encodes a 200-kDa protein called tuberin. Radiographics. [Google Scholar] 18. (d) Colonoscopy reveals multiple polyps in the colon. 0000004217 00000 n The clinical course of pulmonary LAM is usually slow and progressive, ultimately leading to respiratory failure. Figure 4. Tuberous sclerosis is a rare autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by the presence of benign congenital tumors in multiple organs. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a well-known clinical entity, characterized by facial angio-fibroma, shagreen patch, and hypo-melanotic, and confetti-like skin lesions. Calcification and central cystic degeneration can sometimes occur. MMPH can occur in patients with or without LAM, predominantly in female patients. (b) Unenhanced CT image at superior level to that in a reveals secondary hydrocephalus.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Intestinal polyposis in a 33-year-old man. Although differentiation of MMPH from miliary metastatic or granulomatous disease is difficult, MMPH should be considered in the differential diagnosis when multiple tiny pulmonary nodules are present in patients with TS (,38). Figure 19d. (b) Contrast-enhanced CT image demonstrates an aneurysm in the tumor (arrow). INTRODUCTION. The presence of common manifestations, including cortical or subependymal tubers, white matter abnormalities, cardiac rhabdomyoma, and renal AML, allows us to confirm the diagnosis in cases with characteristic symptoms or skin lesions and to suspect TS in new cases without any clinical signs. TSC is also one of the leading causes of severe central neural system disorders, epilepsy, mental retardation, and autism among children 1,2). doi:10.1148/rg.e32. 2011; 118:e15–20. Presented as an education exhibit at the 2007 RSNA Annual Meeting. Figure 12. 1, Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. endstream endobj 636 0 obj <>/Size 618/Type/XRef>>stream Although the disease has complete penetrance, there is also high phenotypic variability: some patients … … The most common manifestation of gastrointestinal involvement is polyps, which are frequently multiple and can occur anywhere from the esophagus to the rectum (,Fig 19,,,). Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a genetically determined hamartomatous neurocutaneous disease with high phenotypic variability. 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Correct diagnosis of this syndrome is imperative, not only by detecting cutaneous manifestations at physical examination but also by recognizing the characteristic multimodality imaging findings. Although unenhanced CT with thin sections is useful for detecting small amounts of fat, intratumoral fat cannot be detected in approximately 4.5% of all renal AMLs (,49). Pui MH, Kong HL, Choo HF. (b) Contrast-enhanced CT image demonstrates an aneurysm in the tumor (arrow). SEGAs are one of the major diagnostic criteria for tuberous sclerosis (TSC) and their incidence in TSC varies from 10% to 20%. A variety of digestive organs have been reported to be involved in patients with TS, including the alimentary tract, hepatobiliary system, and pancreas. A variety of hepatobiliary lesions have been described in patients with TS, including hepatomegaly, AMLs, lipomas, hamartomas, and fibromas. 33, No. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant inherited neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by various hamartomatous lesions in various organs . They usually involve cerebral white matter bilaterally (predominantly frontal lobes) and uncommonly cerebellar white matter (,16). Cortical tubers are developmental abnormalities of the cerebral cortex in patients with TS, characterized by a loss of the normal six-layer structure of the cortex and the presence of dysmorphic neurons and large astrocytes. Renal cell carcinoma in a 52-year-old woman. Nephron Exp Nephrol. Viewer The purpose of this article is to illustrate the various manifestations that can be encountered on thoracic computed tomography of tuberous sclerosis in adults. The TSC2 gene consists of 41 exons and is distributed over 44 kbp of genomic DNA. Osseous manifestations of TS include cystlike lesions, hyperostosis of the inner table of the calvaria (,Fig 22), osteoblastic changes, periosteal new bone formation, and scoliosis. Left renal AML is also seen (arrowheads). Tuberous sclerosis is a generally determined condition often transmitted as an autosomal dominant, but with numerous sporadic cases [2]. Intestinal leiomyoma in a 52-year-old woman (same patient as in ,Fig 17,). (d) Colonoscopy reveals multiple polyps in the colon. (b) Contrast-enhanced CT image demonstrates an aneurysm in the tumor (arrow). Ruptured renal AML in a 35-year-old woman. Although the pathogenesis of cystlike lesions remains unclear, they are considered to reflect cystic degeneration of white matter or dilated perivascular spaces (,11). Imaging of tuberous sclerosis complex has rapidly evolved over the last decade in association with increased understanding of the disease process and new treatment modalities. Because no single clinical manifestation is diagnostic for TS according to these diagnostic criteria, all clinical features should be evaluated. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an inheritable multiorgan disease. 38. Tuberous sclerosis complex: new insights into clinical and therapeutic approach. (c) Selective left renal arteriogram shows multiple aneurysms in the tumor. (a) Biphasic contrast-enhanced CT image during the corticomedullary phase demonstrates a well-defined tumor with nonhomogeneous enhancement in the left kidney. Viewer. White matter abnormalities in patients with TS include (a) superficial white matter abnormalities associated with cortical tubers, (b) radial white matter bands, and (c) cystlike white matter lesions. White matter changes are also noted, manifested with multiple subcortical white matter hypodensities and a cystic lesion (cystoid degeneration). Ruptured renal AML in a 35-year-old woman. If the functions of tuberin are altered, Rheb-GTP is excessively generated, resulting in enhanced stimulation of the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), which plays an important role in the control of cell growth and proliferation. MMPH is a rare pulmonary disorder that can be associated with TS. These cysts are distributed randomly throughout the lung.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image 44, No. Figure 3. 2, 15 January 2015 | RadioGraphics, Vol. They have a strong association with tuberous sclerosis. CT scan demonstrates multiple tiny nodules (arrows), with random distribution in the lungs.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image %%EOF Pictorial Review of Tuberous Sclerosis in Various Organs. Figure 16. At thin-section CT, multiple tiny nodules (1–8 mm in diameter) are diffusely scattered throughout the lung in a random distribution (,Fig 12). Coronal half-Fourier-acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) MR image demonstrates bilateral loculated pleural effusion and ascites. Thin-section CT scan demonstrates multiple lung cysts with well-defined thin walls. Tuberous sclerosis with rare presentation of macrodactyly. Photograph demonstrates multiple dome-shaped papules in the malar area, with a butterfly distribution.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image When both hepatic and renal AMLs are incidentally found, TS should be considered in the differential diagnosis. These cysts are distributed randomly throughout the lung. At MR imaging, subependymal nodules are hyperintense on T1-weighted images and iso- to hyperintense on T2-weighted images (,Fig 4). 5, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Vol. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is more applicable than computed tomography (CT) for detection of cortical tubers (,14). Introduction. Contrast-enhanced CT image shows multiple renal cysts bilaterally.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Renal AMLs in a 38-year-old woman. TS has a wide variety of clinical and radiologic manifestations. Caused by mutation in TSC1 or TSC2 gene[1, 2, 5] Clinical Perspective: There is a classic clinical triad; Facial angiofibromas (90%), mental retardation (50-80%), seizures (80-90%). Figure 2c. Viewer Viewer. The tumor was surgically proved to be leiomyoma of the jejunum.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Tuberous sclerosis is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by various abnormalities, including multisystemic hamartomas. 20, No. Viewer A variety of intracranial manifestations of TS are known. 637 0 obj <>stream Figure 22. Figure 17b. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a autosomal dominant phakomatosis affecting approximately one in 6000 births, with a prevalence of one in 11,000 to 14,000 after the age of 10 years , .It is caused by damage to the TSC1 (9q34) or TSC2 (16p13) genes coding respectively for hamartin and tuberin, which regulate cell proliferation and the mTOR route. Australas Radiol. Figure 19c. 205, No. Four common CNS abnormalities are cortical tubers, subependymal nodules, subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SGCAs), and white matter abnormalities. (c) Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy demonstrates multiple gastric polyps. Figure 14a. Normally, direct phosphorylation or inactivation of tuberin regulates the Ras homologue expressed in brain (Rheb), which is a specific GTPase downstream of tuberin. (a) Axial T2-weighted MR image depicts cortical tubers as hyperintense lesions (arrows). Figure 19c. 49, No. (a) Unenhanced CT image demonstrates high-attenuation tumor around the foramen of Monro (arrow). Correct diagnosis of this syndrome is imperative, not only by detecting cutaneous manifestations at physical examination but also by recognizing the characteristic multimodality imaging findings. Cortical tubers in a 40-year-old woman. Pediatr Neurol. Clinically, patients with MMPH may present with dyspnea, cough, and mild to moderate hypoxemia. 71, No. 36, No. 1993; 75:1305–1315. (a) Axial T2-weighted and (b) T1-weighted MR images show a well-demarcated lesion (arrow) in the left frontal white matter, isointense to cerebrospinal fluid.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image 618 20 Figure 18. x�b```b``�b`a`��bd@ AV6�8�SfC63�d����g8�10p�Է�r��E3ڵ̄|�.in=�.^dO�3�;W�-��$���3�7��0d3�?P� *5o�"��)ݾ� �\���������q�A��k�ׅ�|C��K�ɄF�$�S(͹v���ѐk�x The lesions can be found in approximately 20% of patients, especially in adolescents and adults (,10). Axial fluid-attenuation inversion-recovery MR image demonstrates linear radial white matter bands extending from the cortex to the lateral ventricles (arrows). 35, No. (d) Colonoscopy reveals multiple polyps in the colon.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image AMLs are the most common benign tumors of the kidney, characterized by variable amounts of abnormal vessels, immature smooth-muscle and fat cells. <<725863A1C5F0ED478670475A4B71C766>]>> (a) Axial T2-weighted MR image depicts cortical tubers as hyperintense lesions (arrows). Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by benign tumors in multiple organs, including non-cancerous kidney lesions known as renal angiomyolipomas. At MR imaging, thin straight or curvilinear bands of hyperintensity on T2-weighted images and iso- to hypointensity to normal white matter on T1-weighted images run from ventricular or juxtaventricular white matter to the deep surface of cortical tubers or normal-appearing cortex (,Fig 6). 0000001835 00000 n Tung HE, Shih SL. Radiographics 28: e32. Renal AMLs with minimal fat in a 19-year-old man. Classical angiomyolipomas are benign tumours composed of various tissues, including components of fat, abnormal blood vessels and smooth muscle cells. Unlike with pulmonary LAM, treatment is usually unnecessary because MMPH does not appear to be fatal and progressive. The recently advocated criteria for diagnosis of TS consist of both major and minor diagnostic features (,Table 1). Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a multisystem genetic disorder characterized by benign tumor growth in multiple ... Angiomyolipomas in tuberous sclerosis. Figure 7b. Moreover, spontaneous regression or disappearance of the tumor can occur in 70% of children by the age of 4 years (,35). Coronal half-Fourier-acquisition single-shot turbo spin-echo (HASTE) MR image demonstrates bilateral loculated pleural effusion and ascites. Left renal AML is also seen (arrowheads). The incidence is approximately one in 5000–10,000 births. Other rare CNS manifestations include mild dilatation of lateral ventricles due to atrophy or dysgenesis, cerebellar atrophy, infarction caused by occlusive vascular disorders, cerebral aneurysm, dysgenesis of the corpus callosum, Chiari malformation, microcephaly, macroencephaly, arachnoid cyst, neurofibromatosis, and chordoma. ��܋���?�N19f����l���ڝ��a��5�6�>|��D�m�`X�S���#8$�n�H �3�I�^��B_�>�%Z�/�S Intestinal polyposis in a 33-year-old man. (b) During the early excretory phase, the tumor shows an early washout pattern. The probability of rupture depends on the formation of an aneurysm, which is related to the size of the renal AML (,48). 207, No. Tuberous sclerosis is a rare autosomal dominant disorder with a minimum prevalence of 1 case in 15 000–30 000 persons. However, the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis can be made earlier or later on the basis of other features that manifest themselves at other ages. (a, b) Contrast-enhanced CT images of different levels demonstrate multiple high-attenuation polypoid lesions (arrows) in the small intestine. CT scan demonstrates multiple tiny nodules (arrows), with random distribution in the lungs. Figure 2a. Radiographics. 50, No. Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is a well-known clinical entity, characterized by facial angio-fibroma, shagreen patch, and hypo-melanotic, and confetti-like skin lesions. Renal cysts in a 10-month-old girl. 12, 21 May 2014 | Renal Failure, Vol. 36, No. 6, Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging, Vol. (c) Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy demonstrates multiple gastric polyps. 2, American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. Tuberous sclerosis the majority being sporadic (85%) in an autosomal dominant fashion (15%). CT image of the chest demonstrates multiple lung cysts, suggesting pulmonary LAM. Renal and hepatic AMLs in a 56-year-old woman. It is an autosomal-dominant neuro-cutaneous disorder characterised by tumour-like malformations involving many organ systems including brain, lungs, heart, kidneys and skin.1 Since 1995, the University Medical Center Utrecht has been a national referral centre for patients with TSC. The cystlike lesions are usually irregularly circumscribed and have a sclerotic appearance peripherally. 2, American Journal of Medical Genetics Part C: Seminars in Medical Genetics, Vol. This study’s objective is to describe the age-stratified morbidity, treatment patterns, and health-related quality of life of TSC patients with renal angiomyolipomas in the United States. 3, American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. Multiple sclerotic bones in the calvaria of an 11-year-old boy. Figure 15a. Coronally reformatted unenhanced CT image demonstrates multiple islands of increased attenuation within the calvaria.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image 20, No. The TSC1 gene consists of 23 exons and is transcribed into an 8.6-kb messenger RNA. Intestinal polyposis in a 33-year-old man. 6, Korean Journal of Radiology, Vol. Jinzaki et al suggested that AMLs with minimal fat should be considered when the tumor demonstrates (a) hyperattenuation at unenhanced CT, (b) homogeneous enhancement, (c) hypointensity on T2-weighted MR images, and (d) homogeneous isoechogenicity at ultrasonography (,Fig 14,) (,50,,51). Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal-dominant neurocutaneous disease with high phenotypic variability. 11, 4 August 2018 | Pediatric Radiology, Vol. 7, 10 June 2011 | The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. Figure 5b. Tuberous sclerosis complex surveillance and management: recommendations of the 2012 International Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Consensus Conference. Figure 18. Contrast-enhanced CT image demonstrates well-defined tumor in the mesentery, attached to the small intestine (arrow). Subependymal calcified tubers in a 9-month-old boy. Renal AMLs with minimal fat in a 19-year-old man. Tuberous sclerosis has a significant number of manifestations, involving many organ systems. Roach ES, DiMario FJ, Kandt RS, … 6, Journal of Nihon University Medical Association, Vol. 2008; 28 … Typical CT findings of renal AMLs are noncalcified cortical tumors containing fat of less than −20 HU (,Fig 13) (,45). (c) Selective left renal arteriogram shows multiple aneurysms in the tumor. Tuberous sclerosis is a rare autosomal dominant neurocutaneous syndrome characterized by the presence of benign congenital tumors in multiple organs. (c) Selective left renal arteriogram shows multiple aneurysms in the tumor.Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Renal AMLs in a 38-year-old woman. When subependymal nodules are located near the foramen of Monro and they measure more than 5 mm in diameter, are not or are incompletely calcified, and are enhanced by gadolinium, repeat MR imaging should be recommended (,26). Autism is commonly seen in patients with frontal and parietotemporal tubers (,12,,13). There is some evidence from case series that mutations in TSC2 tend to result in more severe disease (,7). Pulmonary manifestations occur in … 2, SD, Revista Mèdica Internacional sobre la Síndrome de Down, Vol. Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma in a 24-year-old man. Cortical tubers in a 40-year-old woman. Most cardiac rhabdomyomas regress before birth, and more than 80% of the tumors cause no clinical manifestations at birth (,35). 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(c) On an axial T1-weighted MR image, these tubers are difficult to detect, probably because the peripheral component is isointense to normal gray matter and the inner component is isointense to white matter. In neonates and infants with cortical tubers, some nodules can be missed on T2-weighted images and demonstrated only on T1-weighted images, since they appear to have similar relaxation times to that of unmyelinated brain (,1,,16,,17). Different from other cerebral astrocytomas, SGCAs have benign biologic and pathologic features (ie, slow growth, minimal or no attendant brain edema, and minimal invasiveness). Coronally reformatted unenhanced CT image demonstrates fat-containing tumors in the liver and right kidney (arrows).Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Cystic white matter lesion in a 13-year-old girl. Systemic Diseases With MSK Involvement. Shigeaki Umeoka, Takashi Koyama, Yukio Miki, Mikio Akai, Kazushige Tsutsui, and Kaori Togashi. J Child Neurol. Cortical tubers in a 40-year-old woman. Correct diagnosis of this syndrome is imperative, not only by detecting cutaneous manifestations at physical examination but also by recognizing the characteristic multimodality imaging findings. Logue LG, Acker RE, Sienko AE (2003) Best cases from the AFIP: angiomyolipomas in tuberous sclerosis. 4, Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Vol. TSC is characterized by widespread hamartomas and benign, or rarely malignant, neoplasms distributed in several organs throughout the body, especially in the brain, skin, retina, kidney, heart, and lung. (a, b) Contrast-enhanced CT images of different levels demonstrate multiple high-attenuation polypoid lesions (arrows) in the small intestine. Some reports described that some gastrointestinal polyps show early malignant change (,56). (b) During the early excretory phase, the tumor shows an early washout pattern. Viewer. Subependymal nodules tend to have lower signal intensity on T2-weighted image than do cortical tubers, probably because subependymal nodules have high water content (,14). Tuberous sclerosis complex renal disease. Pulmonary involvement of TS includes lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and multifocal micronodular pneumocyte hyperplasia (MMPH). Pneumothorax and chylous pleural effusion or ascites are two major complications of LAM. Except for SGCAs, these abnormalities can be seen in almost all patients with TS. Figure 17a. These tumors frequently become clinically problematic because differentiating them from renal cell carcinomas is difficult. Chylous ascites can occur when overdistended lymphatic cysts rupture in the intraperitoneal cavity (,44). Umeoka S, Koyama T, Miki Y, et al. The estimated prevalence ranges from one in 6000 to one in 12 000 (,1), and approximately two-thirds of the cases are sporadic (,2). Table 2.Main Causes of Death Correlated with Age Group, Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. Radiographics. An understanding of associated lesions (e.g. Left renal AML is also seen (arrowheads). Figure 6. 39, No. 43, No. Figure 7a. (d) Colonoscopy reveals multiple polyps in the colon. 6, No. 6, No. 0000000016 00000 n (b) Contrast-enhanced CT image demonstrates an aneurysm in the tumor (arrow). This patient has bilateral renal angiomyolipomas, which is commonly associated with tuberous sclerosis. Tuberous sclerosis complex and neonatal seizures. The lungs, digestive system, retroperitoneum, and bone, which can be less frequently involved, should also be evaluated in patients with TS. (a) Unenhanced CT image demonstrates multiple high-attenuation tumors in the kidneys. Introduction. (c) Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy demonstrates multiple gastric polyps. Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma in a 24-year-old man. Classically, TS demonstrates a triad of clinical features (Vogt triad): mental retardation, epilepsy, and adenoma sebaceum. Linkage analysis in multigenerational families and positional cloning were used to map these genes (,4,,5). Intestinal polyposis in a 33-year-old man. Pediatr Nephrol. Radiologic assessment is useful not only in diagnosis but also in determining treatment. A variety of subtypes of renal call carcinoma, including clear cell, papillary, and chromophobe carcinoma have been reported in patients with TS (,9). [PMC free article] 39. HASTE MR image demonstrates multiple high-intensity cystic lesions along the aorta and bilateral iliac arteries. A variety of mutations can occur in TS patients: More than 200 TSC1 and almost 700 TSC2 allelic variants have been reported (,7,,8). Figure 14b. Caused by mutation in TSC1 or TSC2 gene[1, 2, 5] Clinical Perspective: There is a classic clinical triad; Facial angiofibromas (90%), mental retardation (50-80%), seizures (80-90%). 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