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Journal of Ultrasound

Paul Clark, Laurence Davidson
A pseudotail is a very rare, dermal appendage arising from the lumbosacral region with an association with spinal dysraphism. We report a case of a pseudotail in a healthy newborn female with sonographic imaging of a tethered cord and dermal sinus tract with MRI and surgical correlation.
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Andrea Giannetti, Marco Biscontri, Marco Matergi, Michela Stumpo, Chiara Minacci
Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) and strain elastography (SE) are diagnostic imaging methods, which are still not routinely used in the clinical management of inflammatory bowel diseases. However, there are studies in the literature reporting on the use of both CEUS and SE in patients with bowel obstruction due to Crohn's disease, documenting the usefulness of these two methods in the differentiation between inflammation and fibrosis affecting the bowel wall. The aim of this case report is to evaluate the usefulness of CEUS and SE performed in a patient with Crohn's disease, who was admitted to hospital with bowel obstruction due to terminal ileal stricture and submitted to ileocecal resection...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Daniele Orso, Nicola Guglielmo, Nicola Federici, Francesco Cugini, Alessio Ban, Filippo Mearelli, Roberto Copetti
PURPOSE: Dehydration is a very common condition among elderly people. Till date there is not yet a fast and easy method to determine a state of dehydration in the emergency department. In the literature there are some exploratory studies that have tried to establish the relationship between some widely used laboratory values and ultrasound for the purpose of diagnosing dehydration. The primary aim of this study is to verify the correlation between two measures derived by ultrasound (caval index and expiratory diameter of inferior vena cava) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN)/creatinine ratio...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
A Corvino, O Catalano, F Corvino, F Sandomenico, S V Setola, A Petrillo
PURPOSE: The superficial temporal artery (STA) is one of the terminal branches of the external carotid artery; STA pseudoaneurysms are uncommon vascular lesion, generally subsequent to blunt or penetrating trauma that could represent a trick for radiologist, especially when the only anamnestic information is "palpable superficial swelling". In this article, we describe our ultrasonographic experience about STA pseudoaneurysm reporting several cases with different etiopatogenesis. METHODS: Between January 2004 and March 2015 six patients (4F and 2M; aged 15-55 years, mean 36 year) presented at our department with superficial palpable swelling in temporal region (four with trauma history, two with iatrogenic cause) underwent to ultrasonographic study to assess the presence of STA pseudoaneurysm...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Francesco Esposito, Marco Di Serafino, Concetta Ambrosio, Maria Rita Panico, Francesca Malacario, Carmela Mercogliano, Carmine Pecoraro, Patrizia Oresta
PURPOSE: Over the past two decades, continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis has emerged as the first-choice dialysis modality in children awaiting for transplantation. Despite the improvements observed in catheter survival over the past several years, the obstruction is one of the reasons for immediate catheter non-function. This study assessed usefulness of ultrasound (US) in visualizing the obstruction of chronic peritoneal dialysis (CPD) catheter and identifying the etiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2000 and November 2012, 38 patients (20 M, 18 F) were treated with CPD and examined with US...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Claudio Tana, Marco Tana, Stefano Rossi, Mauro Silingardi, Cosima Schiavone
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Conventional ultrasound (US) is reliable to reveal the presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), but it is neither sensitive nor specific to reveal fibrosis clues, except in advanced stages where signs of cirrhosis are evident. NALFD fibrosis score is a non-invasive parameter that predicts well the presence of significant fibrosis, but correlations with US parameters are lacking. The aim of this study was, therefore, to compare resistive index of hepatic artery (HARI) of NAFLD patients with different severity degrees of diffuse fatty liver disease vs HARI of controls, and to compare HARI of NAFLD patients with different NAFLD fibrosis scores vs HARI of controls...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Marco Becciolini, Giovanni Bonacchi, Stefano Galletti
Calcific tendinopathy of the shoulder is a common condition caused by calcium hydroxyapatite crystals, affecting the tendons of the rotator cuff. Among uncommon complication, one is the migration of the calcium in the subacromion-subdeltoid bursa. More rare is the intraosseous migration. We present four cases of an even more rare condition, not well described in literature yet, the intramuscular migration of calcium.
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Mariantonietta Ivone, Carmine Pappalettere, Akiko Watanabe, Katsuro Tachibana
PURPOSE: This study will analyze the mechanical effects (immediate lysis) and biological effects (cell survival, apoptosis, cell cycle) on U937 cells subjected to different sonication conditions with increasing and decreasing frequencies and burst rate (number of burst of a repeating signal in a specific time unit), in order to determine the best conditions of sonication to produce high mortality, apoptosis and inhibition of hyperproliferation. METHOD: Cells are been stressed by pulse wave ultrasounds with increasing and decreasing frequencies between 400 and 620 kHz, at burst rates of 0...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Lucio Dell'Atti
PURPOSE: In this prospective study, we studied the role of ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis and management of penile trauma. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2014, 14 patients (mean age 39 years) with suspected penile fracture underwent US examinations. Almost all patients had a history of injury during sexual intercourse or manipulation of the penis. US examinations were performed in transversal and longitudinal planes starting at the level of the glans and moving down to the base of the penis...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Ferdinando Draghi
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September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
D'Amora Marilina, Cremone Gaetana, Rossi Eugenio, Zeccolini Massimo
Bezoars represent the most frequent foreign bodies of gastro-intestinal system, involving first of all the stomach and small intestine; instead the cecum tract is a very uncommon site for bezoars associated with a poor abdominal symptomatology. We report a case of a very rare localization of bezoar in the caecum tract of the ascending colon in a child affected by undefined abdominal pain. In this case, the abdominal Ultrasound examination showed characteristic imaging findings of bezoar completely comparable to that of Computed Tomography, allowing an early diagnosis of bezoar and the possibility of a conservative treatment for the young patient...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Americo Testa, Rosangela Giannuzzi, Valeria De Biasio
BACKGROUND: Myonecrosis can rapidly develop in soft tissue necrotizing infections, often with initial sparing of the skin. Despite the improvements in management of necrotizing soft tissue infections, mortality remains high, according to the location, microbial agents and comorbidities, ranging between 17 and 46 %. A prompt diagnosis represents the greatest challenge for the emergency physician. CASE REPORT: We describe the case of a patient with a history of hypertension and arrhythmia who developed nonclostridial necrotizing fasciitis with extensive myonecrosis, after articular infiltration procedure...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Francesco Esposito, Marco Di Serafino, Patrizia Oresta
Malignant sacrococcygeal yolk sac tumor is a rare extra-gonadal germ cell tumor of infancy and childhood. We report the case of a 14-month-old white female infant with a rapidly growing supra-gluteal mass at first misdiagnosed as hemangioma after a clinical assessment. The lesion was then classified as extra-gonadal yolk sac tumor due to alarming ultrasound features, later confirmed at MRI and pathology. This report remarks the need of a rigorous methodology in the ultrasound exploration of the gluteal region...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Assunta Filippini, Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Francesco DiMeco
PURPOSE: To assess the usefulness of intraoperative Ultrasound (ioUS) and Echo-Color-Doppler (ECD) for the surgical removal of a specific deep-sited lesion. METHODS: Case report of a woman underwent surgery of a third ventricle colloid cyst removal. RESULTS: The ioUS technique depicted the deep intraventricular lesion and all the anatomical structures surrounding the lesion; helping us defining the best trajectory for the safest surgical removal...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Marco Di Serafino, Carmela Mercogliano, Gianfranco Vallone
Gastrointestinal duplication cyst is a rare congenital anomaly that may occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract from the tongue to the anus. Such cysts occur most commonly in the small bowel and about half are in the mesenteric border of the ileum. Such cystic duplications communicate only rarely with the intestinal lumen although the cysts are attached to the intestine and may even share a common wall with the adjacent alimentary tract. These lesions can vary in shape, being cystic or tubular, and often show the same structure of the adjacent normal bowel...
June 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Massimo Valentino, Pietro Pavlica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Chandra Bortolotto, Ferdinando Draghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Rohit Bhoil, Shikha Sood, R G Sood, Gazal Singla, Shivani Bakshi
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March 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Silvia Bernardo, Eleni Konstantatou, Dean Y Huang, Annamaria Deganello, Marianna Philippidou, Christian Brown, Maria E Sellars, Paul S Sidhu
We report a case of a lobular capillary hemangioma in a 66-year-old man, who presented with left testicular pain, with an asymptomatic incidental right testicular lesion found on ultrasonography. The sonographic examination demonstrated a heterogeneous mainly iso-echoic intratesticular lesion with marked vascularity on the color Doppler examination. Further evaluation with contrast-enhanced ultrasound and strain elastography was performed; the multiparametric imaging suggested a benign tumor. The multidisciplinary team decision with patient consent was to perform a radical orchiectomy with subsequent histopathology confirming a benign lobular capillary hemangioma...
March 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
Lucio Dell'Atti
PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate evolution of conservative echo-guided surgery for testicular tumours ≤1.5 cm and to assess the safety of this surgical procedure. METHODS: 49 consecutive patients diagnosed with ultrasonography testicular lesions (mono or bilateral) ≤1.5 cm and treated with conservative echo-guided testicular surgery were examined. The parameters considered in this retrospective analysis included case history, physical examination, scrotal and abdominal ultrasonography, computed tomography scan, size of the nodule (maximum diameter), tumour markers, chest radiography, frozen section examination, histologic size of the tumour, overall survival (OS) and findings on follow-up...
March 2016: Journal of Ultrasound
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