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Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426131/sonographic-appearance-of-proliferative-fasciitis-a-case-report
#1
So Young Park, Gou Young Kim, Young Soo Chun
Proliferative fasciitis is a benign entity involving the subcutaneous tissues and fascias, characterized by the proliferation of fibroblast-like spindle cells and ganglion-like cells. However, proliferative fasciitis may be easily confused with sarcoma clinically and pathologically, because it appears as a rapidly growing painful mass and has histologic features such as high cellularity, bizarre morphologic patterns, mitotic figures, and diffuse infiltrative proliferation. Imaging findings of proliferative fasciitis have been very rarely reported...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419479/sonographic-diagnosis-of-a-radiographically-occult-displaced-fracture-of-a-costal-cartilage
#2
Chandra Bortolotto, Egisto Federici, Ferdinando Draghi, Stefano Bianchi
We report the case of a 22-year-old athlete who sustained a blunt thoracic trauma to the right chest causing a costal cartilage fracture. Plain radiographs revealed no abnormalities while sonographic (US) examination performed a week later because of persistent pain led to the diagnosis of a displaced fracture of the right tenth costal cartilage. A follow-up US examination confirmed the healing of the fracture and allowed the patient to return to competitive sport activity. We recommend the use of US in patients with persisting pain after thoracic trauma with negative plain radiographs of the ribs to rule out radiographically occult costal cartilage fractures...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414865/transvaginal-sonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis-a-review
#3
Jenna M Turocy, Beryl R Benacerraf
This review summarizes the current evidence regarding the diagnostic accuracy of sonography (US) in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). It is well known that transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) can detect ovarian endometriomas with a high degree of sensitivity. In recent years, US has also been used to detect DIE. In the hands of an experienced sonologist, the sensitivity and specificity of TVUS in the detection of DIE is comparable to those of MRI. TVUS can eliminate the need for an MRI in the majority of patients and reduce the need for diagnostic laparoscopy, proving to be an important tool in preoperative planning...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401995/orthostatic-dizziness-in-parkinson-s-disease-is-attributed-to-cerebral-hypoperfusion-a-transcranial-doppler-study
#4
Jinse Park, Hee-Tae Kim, Kang Min Park, Sam Yeol Ha, Sung Eun Kim, Kyong Jin Shin, Si Eun Kim, Wooyoung Jang, Ji Sun Kim, Jinyoung Youn, Engsoek Oh, Suyeon Park
OBJECTIVES: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) is controversially regarded as the cause of orthostatic dizziness in Parkinson's disease (PD). We sought to evaluate whether cerebral autoregulation is an alternative cause for orthostatic dizziness in PD patients, using transcranial Doppler monitoring during head-up tilting. METHODS: Forty-five PD patients with dizziness, 13 PD patients without dizziness, and 10 age-matched healthy controls were enrolled. Participants were divided into the following four groups: patients with dizziness and OH (group 1, n = 22), patients with dizziness but no OH (n = 23, group 2), patients without dizziness (n = 11, group 3), and age-matched healthy controls (n = 10, group 4)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374935/prenatal-sonographic-findings-in-a-case-of-wolman-s-disease
#5
Matthew J Blitz, Burton Rochelson, Monica Sood, Martin G Bialer, Nidhi Vohra
No published case of Wolman's disease has described the prenatal sonographic findings. We present a case in which a third-trimester sonographic examination demonstrated fetal hepatomegaly and bilateral adrenal echogenicity suggestive of diffuse calcification. Wolman's disease, also known as lysosomal acid lipase (LIPA) deficiency, is a rare autosomal-recessive disorder characterized by complete absence of the LIPA enzyme. The diagnosis of Wolman's disease was made postnatally by biochemical testing, which indicated absence of LIPA enzyme activity and gene sequencing, which confirmed homozygosity for the G66V mutation within the LIPA gene...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374888/value-of-prior-imaging-review-before-ordering-renal-sonography-in-the-evaluation-of-abnormal-renal-function
#6
Timothy J Niesen, Nathan Finch, Mandip Gakhal, Robert M Dressler, Howard M Levy
BACKGROUND: To determine the prognostic relevance of prior imaging studies in the evaluation of patients referred for renal ultrasound (US) examination to investigate abnormal renal function tests. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 208 consecutive renal US examinations performed for abnormal renal function tests. RESULTS: 68% (142/208) of patients reviewed for the study had prior abdominal imaging with 15% (21/142) receiving that imaging within 1 month prior to the renal US study and 56% (80/142) within the prior year...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374885/variations-in-the-sonographic-measurement-techniques-of-bi-rads-3-breast-masses
#7
Juliana Francisco, Rodrigo Menezes Jales, André Desuó Bueno de Oliveira, Carlos Henrique Francisco Arguello, Sophie Derchain
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the differences in sonographic (US) distance and volume measurements from different sonologists and identify the optimal parameters to avoid clinically relevant variations in the measurement of BI-RADS 3 breast masses. METHODS: For this cross-sectional study with prospectively collected data, four physicians with various levels of experience in US, herein called sonologists, performed distance and volume US measurements of 80 masses classified as BI-RADS 3...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370066/isolated-right-ventricular-apical-hypoplasia-characterized-by-computed-tomography-and-echocardiography
#8
Dan Zhou, Hai-Qin Liao, Min-Zhi Ouyang, Quan-Liang Shang, Ming Zhang
Isolated right ventricular apical hypoplasia is an unusual congenital heart disease that has been mentioned in only one report to our knowledge. We describe the case of a 62-year-old male patient suffering from recurrent abdominal distention, nausea, and lower extremity edema. The right ventricular morphologic abnormalities as shown by echocardiography and CT were comparable to those of left ventricular apical hypoplasia, suggesting right ventricular apical hypoplasia. However, this speculative diagnosis remains to be confirmed by additional cases...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369985/nongalenic-pial-arteriovenous-fistula-prenatal-diagnosis
#9
Cristina Martínez-Payo, Javier Sancho Saúco, Maria Miralles, Tirso Pérez Medina
Pial arteriovenous (AV) fistulae have rarely been diagnosed in utero. They are characterized by one or more pial arteries flowing directly into a cortical vein without any shunt or interposed capillary bed. In the fetus and the newborn up to 2 years of age, the most common clinical manifestation is heart failure resulting from fistula overload. Later on, hydrocephalus, focal neurologic deficits, headaches, seizures, and cerebral hemorrhage are the most common manifestations. We present a case of nongalenic pial AV fistula diagnosed in the 25th week of pregnancy, which resulted in intrauterine fetal death due to congestive heart failure...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369942/sonographic-evaluation-of-the-fetal-spine-position-and-success-rate-of-manual-rotation-of-the-fetus-in-occiput-posterior-position-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Bianca Masturzo, Antonio Farina, Lorenza Attamante, Annalisa Piazzese, Alessandro Rolfo, Pietro Gaglioti, Tullia Todros
BACKGROUND: To evaluate whether sonographic (US) diagnosis of the fetal spine position could increase the success rate of manual rotation of the fetal occiput (MRFO) in second-stage arrest in persistent occiput posterior position (OPP). METHODS: In this randomized controlled parallel single-center trial, 58 nulliparous in second-stage arrest of labor with fetus in cephalic presentation and OPP diagnosed by US were randomly assigned to group A where the fetal spine position was not known by the operator or to group B where the operator knew it...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369924/sonographic-diagnosis-of-acute-mastoiditis-and-subsequent-retroauricular-abscess-in-a-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipient-a-case-report
#11
Hiroshi Sakaida, Satoko Usui, Yasunori Matsuda, Sawako Masuda, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
When acute mastoiditis occurs in cochlear implant recipients, it can progress to subsequent retroauricular abscess due to the absence of the external mastoid cortex resulting from mastoidectomy performed for cochlear implantation. The management goal is to control infection while preserving the implanted device. A 2-year-old boy with cochlear implants developed acute mastoiditis and a subsequent retroauricular abscess. The patient underwent a surgical intervention based on the diagnosis made utilizing gray-scale and power Doppler sonography...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369943/spectral-doppler-ultrasound-for-predicting-long-term-response-to-topical-timolol-in-children-with-infantile-hemangioma
#12
Lili He, Guoying Huang
BACKGROUND: To assess the utility of color and spectral Doppler ultrasound at predicting infantile hemangioma (IH) response to timolol. METHODS: Eighty-three children (0-6 months old) with IH were treated with topical 0.5% timolol maleate twice daily for 6 months. They underwent color and spectral Doppler sonographic examinations at the first visit and 1 month after beginning timolol. Hemangioma volume, arterial diameter (AD), venous diameter (VD), resistance index (RI), pulsatility index (PI), peak arterial systolic velocity (PASV), maximum venous velocity, and mean venous velocity were measured...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370243/sonographic-evaluation-of-renovascular-hypertension-in-the-pediatric-population-state-of-the-art
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Anat Ilivitzki, Luda Glozman, Rebeca Lopez Alfonso, Amos Ofer, Nira Beck Razi, Mika Rotman Shapira
Hypertension in children affects 2-5% of the pediatric population. Identifying secondary causes of hypertension is crucial, as some of these entities may be treatable. Renovascular hypertension accounts for 5-10% of the secondary causes of hypertension in children and is mainly related to fibromuscular dysplasia and neurofibromatosis type 1. Ultrasonographic evaluation of the kidneys, including Doppler interrogation, is the recommended primary screening tool. A comprehensive study of the upper abdomen and retroperitoneum allows for identification of additional underlying etiologies...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369989/severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-sonography-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease
#14
Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Dong Hyeon Kim, Hyeon Hwan Jo, Yong Sung Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on sonography (US) and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) as well as the predictive value of US-diagnosed NAFLD to determine intermediate/high CHD risk compared with as well as in combination on with NAFLD fibrosis score (NFS). METHODS: This retrospective study included 1,276 patients examined between November 2015 and August 2016. NAFLD was categorized as absent, mild, moderate, or severe based on liver-to-kidney echogenicity, visibility of intrahepatic vessel walls, and the diaphragm...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369988/evaluation-of-left-ventricular-longitudinal-deformation-in-patients-with-and-without-st-segment-depression-during-supraventricular-tachycardia
#15
Sonia Shaabani, Saeed Sadeghian, Ali Hosseinsabet
BACKGROUND: The cumulative effect of repeated demand ischemia on left ventricular (LV) systolic function has been previously demonstrated. We evaluated the longitudinal deformation of LV myocardial fibers at systole and diastole using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2DSTE) in patients with and without ST-segment depression during supraventricular tachycardia. METHODS: We recruited 104 consecutive patients, who were admitted to our hospital for the ablation of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia or atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332212/accuracy-of-sonographic-fetal-weight-estimation-prior-to-delivery-in-a-chinese-han-population
#16
Yao Shen, WeiXiu Zhao, JianHua Lin, FangSun Liu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the sonographic-estimated fetal weights (EFW) calculated with the Hadlock formula and with the Woo formula in a group of Chinese pregnant women. METHODS: We prospectively recruited term pregnancies for sonographic biometric examination. EFWs were calculated according to two formulas and compared with the corresponding birth weight (BW). We also assessed the sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), and negative predictive value (NPV) of EFW for the diagnosis of small-for-gestational age (SGA) and large-for-gestational age (LGA) neonates...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295423/analysis-of-false-negative-readings-of-automated-breast-ultrasound-studies
#17
Ahuva Grubstein, Yael Rapson, Itai Gadiel, Maya Cohen
BACKGROUND: To assess the reasons for false-negative readings of automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) studies. METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 1,890 ABUS studies were performed at our tertiary medical center. Those for which false-negative results were documented in the initial ABUS report against the corresponding hand-held ultrasound (HHUS) scan were reviewed by three specialized breast radiologists. Key images of specific lesions were marked on the ABUS and HHUS scans and compared for quality (equal, better with HHUS, better with ABUS)...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271534/patient-after-renal-transplantation-with-syncope-role-of-echocardiography-in-upright-position
#18
Paweł Petkow Dimitrow, Danuta Sorysz, Rafał Hładij, Bernadeta Chyrchel, Barbara Dudzik, Władysław Sułowicz, Andrzej Surdacki
In Doppler echocardiography, testing left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) gradient in the supine position (as is done in everyday practice) does not reflect the pathophysiology of this dynamic abnormality during the daily activities that trigger the symptoms (eg, syncope). LVOT obstruction is a dynamic phenomenon, strongly dependent on the left ventricular cavity size, geometric configuration of hypertrophy, load variability, contractility, and mitral apparatus abnormalities. LVOT gradient may develop not only in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy but also in various heart diseases...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271531/value-of-contrast-enhanced-sonography-of-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-sonazoid-prior-to-radiofrequency-ablation
#19
So Jung Lee, Hyung Jin Won, Kyung Won Kim, Yong Moon Shin, Pyo Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: We aimed to determine the value of contrast-enhanced sonography (CEUS) with Sonazoid prior to percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of small (<3 cm) hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: This prospective study was approved by our institutional review board and informed consent was obtained. The following criteria were used for study enrollment: (1) cirrhotic patients with HCCs found by contrast-enhanced CT or Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI; (2) a single HCC <3 cm in longest diameter or multinodular HCCs (<3) with each tumor <3 cm in longest diameter; and (3) indeterminate identification of the index tumor from the surrounding cirrhosis-related pseudolesions on conventional US...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271526/sonographic-measurement-of-the-fetal-thymus-relationship-with-maternal-obesity
#20
Melahat Yildirim, Ali Ipek, Gulcan Dauletkazin, Busra Demir Cendek, Saniye Gezegen, Raziye Desdicioglu, Ayse Filiz Avsar Yavuz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of maternal obesity on the size of the fetal thymus. METHODS: The study population consisted of 138 pregnant women who were divided into two groups based on their body mass index (BMI): Normal-weight group (n = 97; BMI: 18-25 kg/m(2) ) and obese group (n = 41; BMI: ≥ 30 kg/m(2) ). All participants underwent routine second-trimester prenatal ultrasound (US) screening at 20-25 weeks of gestation...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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