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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900529/high-resolution-ultrasonography-and-shear-wave-sonoelastography-of-a-cystic-radial-nerve-schwannoma
#1
Patrick J Battaglia, Vivian Carbone-Hobbs, Gary M Guebert, Susan E Mackinnon, Norman W Kettner
Peripheral nerve tumors are often evaluated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), although there are many advantages offered with high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS). This case report emphasizes the value of HRUS in the diagnosis and management of a patient with a cystic radial nerve Schwannoma. In addition, information on tumor stiffness, obtained with shear-wave sonoelastography (SWE), is presented.
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900528/neonatal-adrenal-hemorrhage-presenting-as-acute-scrotum-looking-beyond-the-obvious-a-sonographic-insight
#2
Shuchi Bhatt, Mohammad Ahmad, Prerna Batra, Anupama Tandon, Satarupa Roy, Samrat Mandal
Acute swelling and discoloration of scrotum in new born can have many localized causes like testicular torsion, inguinal hernia, scrotal or testicular edema, hydrocele, or even remote causes like adrenal hemorrhage. We report a neonate of adrenal hemorrhage presenting clinically as acute scrotum misguiding the clinician to rule out a local scrotal pathology. As the local clinical examination is not reliable in a newborn, it definitely requires an imaging evaluation to establish the diagnosis. This case report emphasizes being aware of the clinical association of acute adrenal hemorrhage and an acute scrotum and the role of ultrasonography in the evaluation of the various differential diagnoses leading to an acute scrotum...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900527/copeman-nodule-a-case-report
#3
Renato Farina, Pietro Valerio Foti, Giuseppe Cocuzza, Valeria Costanzo, Giuliana Costanzo, Alessandro Conti, Stefano Palmucci
The Copeman nodule is a disease of the subcutaneous soft tissue consisting in subcutaneous adipose tissue herniation through the superficial muscular fascia. A 30-year-old female patient presented with chronic left pain just above the iliac crest. Ultrasound examination showed subcutaneous adipose tissue herniation through the superficial muscular fascia with a hernia gap of 15.9 mm in diameter. Then the patient underwent surgery under local anesthesia with suturing of the hernia gap and immediate regression of chronic pain...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900526/lung-us-features-of-severe-interstitial-pneumonia-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Tiziano Perrone, Federica Quaglia
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia pneumonia is reported to account for a relatively large number of cases of CAP. In elderly patients in particular, the clinical presentation can be a severe form of diffuse interstitial pneumonia. The chest X-ray presentation is aspecific. Lung US can show a typical pattern of diffuse interstitial lung syndrome; in some cases, like the present one, the association of multiple B lines with a coarse and thickened pleural line points to a more likely diagnosis of interstitial pneumonia...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
#5
Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900524/distal-intersection-syndrome-progressing-to-extensor-pollicis-longus-tendon-rupture-a-case-report-with-sonographic-findings
#6
Ross Mattox, Patrick J Battaglia, Frank Scali, Kathy Ottolini, Norman W Kettner
The purpose of this case report is to describe the value of musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) in diagnosing both distal intersection syndrome (DIS) and rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon in the same patient. A 38-year-old female presented for evaluation of a painful bump of unknown etiology on the dorsolateral aspect of her non-dominant wrist. US demonstrated tenosynovitis distal to Lister's tubercle of the EPL and extensor carpi radialis tendon sheaths, consistent with DIS. Immobilization therapy was employed, during which time the patient suffered rupture of the EPL tendon...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900523/sonography-in-diagnosis-of-adhesive-capsulitis-of-the-shoulder-a-case-control-study
#7
Anupama Tandon, Sakshi Dewan, Shuchi Bhatt, A K Jain, Rima Kumari
PURPOSE: Adhesive capsulitis (AC) of the shoulder has been a diagnosis of exclusion on sonography due to lack of specific diagnostic criteria. This study prospectively assesses the efficacy of sonography using multiple static and dynamic parameters for diagnosis of AC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Shoulder sonography was performed independently by two musculoskeletal radiologists on 90 subjects (60 symptomatic and 30 controls). All symptomatic subjects were subjected to an MRI...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900522/point-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-with-esaote-compared-to-real-time-2d-shear-wave-elastography-with-supersonic-imagine-for-the-quantification-of-liver-stiffness
#8
L Mulazzani, V Salvatore, F Ravaioli, G Allegretti, F Matassoni, R Granata, A Ferrarini, H Stefanescu, Fabio Piscaglia
PURPOSE: Different shear wave elastography (SWE) machines able to quantify liver stiffness (LS) have been recently introduced by various companies. The aim of this study was to investigate the agreement between point SWE with Esaote MyLab Twice (pSWE.ESA) and 2D SWE with Aixplorer SuperSonic (2D SWE.SSI). Moreover, we assessed the correlation of these machines with Fibroscan in a subgroup of patients. METHODS: A total of 81 liver disease patients and 27 subjects without liver disease accessing the ultrasound lab were considered...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900521/effectiveness-of-ultrasonography-and-computed-tomography-in-assessing-thyroid-cartilage-invasion-in-laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancers
#9
Nilu Malpani Dhoot, B Choudhury, A C Kataki, L Kakoti, S Ahmed, J Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adequacy of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of thyroid cartilage invasion in patients with airway cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two consecutive patients referred to our institute underwent US and CT to stage laryngeal (n = 27) or hypopharyngeal (n = 35) cancer in this prospective study. Two radiologists, who were blinded to the patients' clinical histories and histopathology, evaluated thyroid cartilage invasion on US and CT separately and independently...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900520/first-year-medical-students-use-of-ultrasound-or-physical-examination-to-diagnose-hepatomegaly-and-ascites-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Samantha Arora, Angela C Cheung, Usman Tarique, Arnav Agarwal, Mohammed Firdouse, Jonathan Ailon
PURPOSE: To compare point-of-care ultrasound and physical examination (PEx), each performed by first-year medical students after brief teaching, for assessing ascites and hepatomegaly. Ultrasound and PEx were compared on: (1) reliability, validity and performance, (2) diagnostic confidence, ease of use, utility, and applicability. METHODS: A single-center, randomized controlled trial was performed at a tertiary centre. First-year medical students were randomized to use ultrasound or PEx to assess for ascites and hepatomegaly...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900519/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-concise-review
#11
REVIEW
Pablo Blanco, Carmen Martínez Buendía
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a widely used tool in critical care areas, allowing for the performance of accurate diagnoses and thus enhancing the decision-making process. Every major organ or system can be safely evaluated with POCUS. In that respect, the utility of POCUS in cardiac arrest is gaining interest. In this article, we will review the actual role of ultrasound in cardiac arrest and the main POCUS protocols focused to this scenario as well as discuss the potential role of POCUS in monitoring the efficacy of the chest compressions...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900518/nail-unit-ultrasound-a-complete-guide-of-the-nail-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Felipe Aluja Jaramillo, Diana Carolina Quiasúa Mejía, Hector Mauricio Martínez Ordúz, Cesar González Ardila
INTRODUCTION: The nails have a functional and esthetic importance for patients. Almost always, the nail disorders are diagnosed on the basis of clinical findings, but imaging methods may be required for a better assessment. These imaging methods, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance, may help to establish an accurate diagnosis. Magnetic resonance imaging is not widely available and sometimes may be very expensive; that is why, ultrasound is an excellent imaging modality. Our objective is to expose the nail unit anatomy, the nail unit anatomy in ultrasound, and some of the frequent pathologies found in our daily practice...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593010/superb-microvascular-imaging-a-potential-tool-in-the-detection-of-fnh
#13
Giovanni Bonacchi, Marco Becciolini, Marta Seghieri
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593009/ultrasound-as-point-of-care-in-management-of-polytrauma-and-its-complication
#14
Saverio Latteri, Giulia Malaguarnera, Maurizio Mannino, Antonio Pesce, Giuseppe Currò, Stefania Tamburrini, Mario Scuderi
PURPOSE: Traumatic injuries constitute a major risk for patients in emergency units. Point-of-care ultrasound may be a determinant in reducing the deleterious impact of complications and in prognosis. METHODS: We describe the case of a 28-year-old female who reported cranial trauma, abdominal and thoracic trauma, and suspected bilateral fracture of the femur. RESULTS: Ultrasound was useful for evaluating and monitoring multiple organ failure...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593008/meckel-gruber-syndrome-ultrasonographic-and-fetal-autopsy-correlation
#15
Shruti Khurana, Vikram Saini, Vibhor Wadhwa, Harveen Kaur
Meckel-Gruber syndrome (MGS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder which is characterized by a classic triad of occipital encephalocele, polycystic kidneys and postaxial polydactyly. We describe a case of classic MGS, diagnosed on ultrasonography and genetic analysis, with subsequent confirmation and correlation by fetal autopsy.
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593007/case-report-acute-portal-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-acute-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-an-immunocompetent-adult
#16
Fania Puccia, Vania Lombardo, Lydia Giannitrapani, Anna Licata, Giovanni Mazzola, Maurizio Soresi
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is usually asymptomatic and self-limiting in healthy individuals, but significant complications can develop in immunosuppressed patients. Venous or arterial thromboembolic phenomena are uncommon yet very serious complications of CMV infection. Most published reports describe immunosuppressed patients, but thrombotic events in CMV-infected immunocompetent individuals may also occur. We describe the case of an immunocompetent young man with acute CMV hepatitis that was complicated with portal vein thrombosis (PVT)...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593006/ultrasound-detection-of-aortoenteric-fistula-in-a-patient-with-sepsis
#17
Tiziano Perrone, Chiara Pagani, Elisa Eleonora Mossolani
We report a case of an 81-year-old man, hospitalized for sepsis unresponsive to targeted antibiotic therapy, who underwent abdominal aortic aneurysmectomy with stent placement before 12 years. Point-of-care ultrasound examination showed the presence of a voluminous and inhomogeneous lesion adjacent to the anterior wall of aortic bifurcation with pulsatile flow from the aorta into the lesion, highlighted by Color-Doppler, and peripheral (closely with intestinal loops) floating hyperechoic spots marked by posterior comet tail artifact, suggestive for the presence of air bubbles...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593005/real-time-elastography-in-crohn-s-disease-feasibility-in-daily-clinical-practice
#18
Andrea Giannetti, Marco Matergi, Marco Biscontri, Francesco Tedone, Lucia Falconi, Luca Franci
Ultrasound (US) is the first-line investigation in patients with abdominal symptoms and it has a role in the diagnosis and monitoring of inflammatory bowel diseases. Strain elastography (SE) is a US method for estimating tissue elasticity. This method is still not routinely used in clinical practice, although it is suggested by the EFSUMB Guidelines for the characterization of intestinal stenosis in Crohn's disease. The purpose of this Pictorial Essay is to confirm the feasibility of elastography in Crohn's disease in clinical practice by comparing elastography images with corresponding endoscopic or radiological images...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593004/influence-of-subjects-characteristics-and-technical-variables-on-muscle-stiffness-measured-by-shear-wave-elastosonography
#19
Chandra Bortolotto, Luca Lungarotti, Ilaria Fiorina, Michela Zacchino, Ferdinando Draghi, Fabrizio Calliada
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to quantitatively assess lower limbs muscle elasticity in a court of healthy subjects and to evaluate the influence of technical variables (e.g., diameter of the ROI-region of interest) and examined subjects' characteristics (e.g., sex, levels of physical activity, side evaluated) on muscle stiffness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 54 healthy subjects (48 men, 6 women) were evaluated for a total of 108 lower limbs. Shear wave elastography was performed with a multifrequency linear probe (15-4 MHz)...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593003/focused-cardiac-ultrasound-focus-by-emergency-medicine-residents-in-patients-with-suspected-cardiovascular-diseases
#20
Davood Farsi, Skokoufeh Hajsadeghi, Mohammad Javad Hajighanbari, Mani Mofidi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar, Samaneh Abiri, Saeed Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have assessed the value and accuracy of focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FOCUS performed by emergency medicine residents compared to echocardiography performed by a cardiologist in emergency department (ED) patients suspected of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The research involved a prospective observational cross-sectional study enrolling patients over 18-years old suspected of having cardiovascular disease who required an echocardiograph...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
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