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Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911017/congenital-glaucoma-detected-by-unilateral-megalophthalmos-on-prenatal-sonography
#1
Sarah Gennette, Steve J Carlan, John Busowski, Mario Madruga, Jeannie McWhorter
A 36-week male fetus was noted to have isolated right megalophthalmos on prenatal ultrasound and was found to have buphthalmos and congenital glaucoma at birth. Detection of congenital glaucoma at birth may be occasionally possible if abnormal orbit dimensions are noted on late prenatal sonographic examination. Early neonatal intervention may improve the chances to retain vision. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2016.
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911009/echocardiographic-predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#2
Ivan Stankovic, Robert Marcun, Aleksandra Janicijevic, Jerneja Farkas, Sasa Kadivec, Ivan Ilic, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Mitja Lainscak
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the relationship between echocardiographic characteristics and mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: We prospectively studied 154 patients (mean age 71 ± 10 years, 71% male) with COPD. All patients underwent transthoracic Doppler echocardiography within 48 hours of hospital admission. Primary endpoint was all-cause mortality during a median period of 22 months. RESULTS: Mildly elevated tricuspid regurgitation pressure and mitral E/e' ratio were the most commonly encountered echocardiographic abnormalities, observed in 60% and 56% of patients, respectively...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910996/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-early-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
#3
Qi Tang, Yan Jiang, Yali Xu, Hongmei Xia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the early changes of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with anthracycline treatment for breast cancer and to determine whether two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) analysis could predict chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Anthracycline generates progressive LV dysfunction associated with a poor prognosis. Early detection of minor change of myocardial mechanics is thus important...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879005/transient-distention-of-right-posterior-located-sigma-a-new-sonographic-sign-for-the-prenatal-diagnosis-of-anal-atresia
#4
Moshe Bronshtein, Ayala Gover, Ron Beloosesky, Zeev Blumenfeld
We describe a new sonographic sign for the detection of anal atresia in the early midtrimester on transvaginal sonography. In six cases of fetal anal atresia, the finding of a transient, distended, and right-sided sigmoid colon was observed at 13-16 weeks' gestation. Three cases have undergone pregnancy termination due to multiple anomalies. In the other three, the colonic distension resolved by 19 weeks' gestation. In two of these, the finding was isolated, and no other anomalies were detected. In all six cases, anal atresia or cloaca was confirmed on postabortal autopsy or after delivery...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874221/ultrasound-guided-core-needle-biopsy-of-cervical-lymph-nodes-in-the-diagnosis-of-toxoplasmosis
#5
Woojin Cho, Min Kyung Kim, Jung Suk Sim
BACKGROUND: Our study investigates whether the histopathological features of toxoplasmic lymphadenitis (TL), specifically noncaseating microgranuloma and follicular hyperplasia, can be obtained by sonographic-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) of cervical lymph nodes. METHODS: Thirty-two patients seen from June 2014 to March 2015 were positive for toxoplasma immunoglobulin M antibody. Among those patients, 21 underwent CNB of a cervical lymph node and were enrolled in this study...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874219/sonographic-appearance-of-pyomyositis-of-the-sternocleidomastoid-muscle-a-case-report
#6
Hiroshi Sakaida, Yasunori Matsuda, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Pyomyositis in the neck has rarely been described. We present the sonographic findings in a case of pyomyositis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. A 62-year-old man with poorly controlled diabetes presented with an induration of the neck and fever. On gray-scale sonography, a part of the sternocleidomastoid muscle appeared swollen and contained irregularly shaped hypoechoic areas. Power Doppler imaging showed increased vascularity in the muscle. Sonographic-guided aspiration confirmed abscesses in the sternocleidomastoid muscle...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874207/congenital-high-airway-obstruction-syndrome-chaos-associated-with-cervical-myelomeningocele
#7
Mehmet Emin Adin
Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome (CHAOS) is a rare and potentially fatal entity resulting from complete or near complete developmental airway obstruction. Although most reported cases of CHAOS are sporadic, the condition may also be associated with certain syndromes and a variety of cervical masses. Meningocele and myelomeningocele have not yet been reported in association with CHAOS. We describe the typical constellation of sonographic findings in a case of early diagnosis of CHAOS associated with cervical myelomeningocele...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874196/prenatal-diagnosis-of-upper-extremity-malformations-with-ultrasonography-diagnostic-features-and-perinatal-outcome
#8
Mehmet Serdar Kutuk, Ozguc Altun, Sadan Tutus, Muhammet Ensar Dogan, Mahmut Tuncay Ozgun, Munis Dundar
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the sonographic (US) characteristics, associated malformations, chromosomal status, and perinatal outcomes of fetuses with an upper extremity malformation (UEM) detected by US examination. METHODS: The data of all patients evaluated in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal Diagnosis Unit between 2010 and 2015 were searched for UEM. RESULTS: A total of 51 cases with UEM were detected...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859331/two-dimensional-echocardiographic-right-ventricle-measurements-adjusted-to-body-mass-index-and-surface-area-in-a-normal-population
#9
Masood Eslami, Farnoush Larti, Mehrdad Larry, Parisa Molaee, Roya Sattarzadeh Badkoobeh, Anahita Tavoosi, Saeed Safari, Amir Farhang Zand Parsa
BACKGROUND: To determine reference echocardiographic values in a normal population and assess their correlation with body mass index (BMI) and body surface area. METHODS: An expert cardiologist performed two-dimensional echocardiography with triplicate right ventricle (RV) size measurements in 80 subjects with normal heart condition. Results were correlated with anthropometric data. RESULTS: Base-to-apex length in four-chamber view (RVD3) and above-pulmonic valve in short-axis view in males, as well as mid-RV diameter in standard four-chamber view (RVD), basal RV diameter, and mid RV diameter in RV-focused four-chamber view in females, were significantly correlated with BMI...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861987/comparison-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonograpy-with-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-in-the-diagnosis-of-liver-metastasis-from-colorectal-cancer
#10
Kazue Shiozawa, Manabu Watanabe, Takashi Ikehara, Yasushi Matsukiyo, Michio Kogame, Yoshinori Kikuchi, Yuichiro Otsuka, Hironori Kaneko, Yoshinori Igarashi, Yasukiyo Sumino
PURPOSE: To compare contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) using Sonazoid with Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI (EOB-MRI) in the diagnosis of liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 69 patients diagnosed with or suspected of having liver metastasis were enrolled. These hepatic lesions were diagnosed by histopathological examination after surgical resection or based on follow-up using various imaging modalities. The diagnostic accuracies of CEUS and EOB-MRI were compared...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862004/sonographic-measurement-of-fetal-thymus-size-in-uncomplicated-singleton-pregnancies
#11
Chayada Tangshewinsirikul, Panyu Panburana
PURPOSE: To establish sonographic reference ranges of the normal fetal thymus size between 17 and 38 weeks of gestational age (GA). METHODS: The study was conducted between April 1 and December 31, 2013. Low-risk singleton pregnancies without obstetrical and medical complications at the GAs between 17 and 38 weeks were recruited for thymus measurement. The fetal thymus was identified on transabdominal sonography at the three-vessel view. Maximal transverse diameter, perimeter, and thymus/thoracic ratio were measured...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861982/following-up-adult-patients-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-the-role-of-echocardiography
#12
REVIEW
Ana Maria Daraban, Ruxandra Jurcuţ, Elisabeta Bădilă, Daniela Bartoş, Gheorghe Andrei Dan
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is one of the most common cyanotic congenital heart diseases. With surgical repair and the advances in postoperative care, contemporary mortality has dramatically improved and an increasing number of patients survive into adulthood, leading to a growing number of adult TOF. However, residual anatomic and hemodynamic abnormalities are encountered in nearly all patients, making follow-up mandatory. Furthermore, mortality starts to increase 25 years after surgery, emphasizing that, in adult TOF, closer monitoring is necessary...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861970/internal-jugular-vein-thrombosis-with-ohss
#13
Seung Hyun Lee, Jung-Woo Park, Myoungseok Han, Jong Woon Bae, Yeon Jean Cho
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) includes ovarian enlargement and ascites. It is usually mild but can be, rarely, fatal. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is among the potentially fatal complications of OHSS. During pregnancy, DVT is more common in the lower extremities than in the upper part of the body, but OHSS-related DVT occurs more frequently in the upper part. Internal jugular vein thrombosis is considered rare, and duplex ultrasound is the appropriate examination for its diagnosis. We present a rare case of internal jugular vein thrombosis following OHSS...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813102/isolated-intrasplenic-vascular-calcifications-in-a-child-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-case-report
#14
Parag V Patil, Manojkumar G Patil, Abhijit M Patil
We report a case of vascular calcifications in the spleen of a 7-year-old girl who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). The possible etiology for vascular calcifications might be medial sclerosis associated with DM. To the best of our knowledge, this finding has not yet been reported in the literature. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2016.
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813098/four-cases-of-pulmonary-thromboembolism-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound
#15
Onur Fevzi Erer, Pinar Cimen, Mehmet Unlu, Nuran Katgi
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a technique for the detection of mediastinal abnormalities. A total of 548 EBUS procedures were performed for various indications, and in four cases (0.7%), filling defects in central pulmonary arteries were demonstrated fortuitously during the procedure. Subsequently, all patients underwent contrast-enhanced CT of the thorax to confirm the diagnosis of pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). In three of the four cases, there was a concomitant lung cancer. PTE can be incidentally detected during EBUS; therefore, pulmonary arteries should be examined carefully during EBUS in all patients, particularly in patients with suspected or proven malignancy...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813097/sonographic-diagnosis-of-splenogonadal-fusion-in-a-2-year-old-boy
#16
Xiaoying Li, Jingjing Ye, Guoping Jiang
Splenogonadal fusion (SGF) is a rare congenital abnormality. It is typically identified during orchiectomy for a suspected testicular tumor or during orchiopexy. We describe the sonographic findings in a case of SGF that could help with correct diagnosis preoperatively. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2016.
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813091/first-trimester-chorionic-bump-association-with-fetal-aneuploidy-in-a-high-risk-population
#17
Joseph R Wax, Angelina Cartin, Christian Litton, Michael G Pinette, F L Lucas
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between the first-trimester chorionic bump and fetal aneuploidy. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included all singleton pregnancies with chromosomal analysis and sonographic examination performed between 5 0/7 and 13 6/7 weeks from January 1, 2010 through August 15, 2015. Interobserver and intraobserver agreement for identifying a chorionic bump was evaluated by the Kappa statistic. Pregnancies with and without a chorionic bump were compared regarding patient characteristics and fetal karyotypes...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753111/sonohysterosalpingography-comparison-of-foam-and-saline-solution
#18
Maria Grazia Piccioni, Lucia Riganelli, Valentina Filippi, Eliana Fuggetta, Vanessa Colagiovanni, Ludovica Imperiale, Jlenia Caccetta, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici, Maria Grazia Porpora
PURPOSE: To compare sonohysterosalpingography (sono-HSG) with foam instillation (HyFoSy) versus saline solution (HyCoSy) in the evaluation of tubal patency. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 37 infertile women, scheduled for laparoscopy. The women were randomized into two groups: HyFoSy (group I) and HyCoSy (group II). The patients of both groups underwent laparoscopy with dye test. We assessed the diagnostic performance (sensitivity, specificity, and overall accuracy) of HyFoSy and HyCoSy, compared with laparoscopy and dye test, in the assessment of tubal patency...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753110/noninvasive-evaluation-of-right-hemodynamics-in-carcinoid-heart-disease-a-case-report
#19
Marianna Nardozza, Donato Mele, Roberto Ferrari
We report the case of a 67-year-old woman with a carcinoid tumor of midgut origin who developed carcinoid heart disease and died because of bowel perforation. Echocardiography allowed the diagnosis, recognizing the typical abnormalities of tricuspid and pulmonary valve leaflets. The sonographic examination also evidenced peculiar alterations of the right heart hemodynamics: end-diastolic reversal of flow at the level of the pulmonary valve, reduced respiratory excursion without enlargement of the inferior vena cava, and biphasic hepatic venous flow without respiratory variation...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753109/unguarded-tricuspid-orifice-a-rare-cause-of-fetal-right-atrial-dilatation-with-characteristic-color-doppler-sign-case-report-with-review-of-literature
#20
Seneesh Kumar Vikraman, Vipin Chandra, Bijoy Balakrishnan, Sunil Jaiman, Meenu Batra, Gopinathan Kannoly
The anatomic causes for fetal right atrial dilatation with tricuspid regurgitation include Ebstein anomaly, tricuspid dysplasia, unguarded tricuspid orifice, and Uhl anomaly. Unguarded tricuspid orifice is characterized by complete or partial agenesis of the tricuspid valvular and subvalvular structures. It is commonly associated with pulmonary atresia. Its prenatal diagnosis is usually associated with unfavorable prognosis. We present a prenatally diagnosed case of fetal unguarded tricuspid orifice with description of its diagnostic workup, along with a review of literature, to enhance the understanding of this rarely reported entity...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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