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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075528/ultrasound-diagnostics-of-a-spontaneous-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-head-and-neck
#1
Maria Vadimovna Zakharkina, Andrey Olegovich Chechetkin, Marina Victorovna Krotenkova, Rodion Nikolaevich Konovalov
An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between the arterial and venous systems. In the literature, there are well-described ultrasound findings of iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula as a potential complication from percutaneous transarterial or transvenous procedures. The most important sign is direct visualization of the fistula in the place of the access site. It is necessary to look for secondary signs of arterialization of the veins, which can suggest a diagnosis of an arteriovenous fistula. However, the accuracy and diagnostic quality of duplex scanning in the diagnostics of a congenital or spontaneous arteriovenous fistula of the head and neck area in adults have been poorly described in the literature...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075527/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-aspiration-of-adventitial-cysts-in-the-occluded-popliteal-artery-clinical-results-and-mr-findings-at-5-year-follow-up
#2
Grzegorz Rosiak, Krzysztof Milczarek, Andrzej Cieszanowski, Olgierd Rowiński
Cystic adventitial disease is a rare disorder that occurs in peripheral arteries. Calf claudication caused by compression of the popliteal artery is a typical presentation of this disease. This is a report of two cases of occluded popliteal artery decompression by percutaneous ultrasound-guided cyst aspiration. In both cases, decompression of the artery was achieved with a significant decrease in the size of adventitial cysts and restoration of flow. Both patients reported complete resolution of symptoms and no calf pain 5 years after the procedure...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075526/supravalvar-mitral-ring-with-a-parachute-mitral-valve-and-subcoarctation-of-the-aorta-in-a-child-with-hemodynamically-significant-vsd-a-study-of-the-morphology-echocardiographic-diagnostics-and-surgical-therapy
#3
Wojciech Mądry, Maciej A Karolczak, Krzysztof Grabowski
The authors present a case of echocardiographic diagnosis of supravalvar mitral ring (a fibromembranous structure that arose from the atrial surface of the mitral leaflets) in a child with a parachute mitral valve, a ventricular septal defect, and mild narrowing of the aortic isthmus. The supravalvar mitral stenosis is a typical but very infrequently detected element of the complex of anatomical abnormalities located within the left heart and the proximal aorta, called the Shone's complex (syndrome). Diagnosing an additional, hemodynamically significant anatomic defect during echocardiography was possible thanks to the detection of marked mobility limitation of the ring-adjacent part of the mitral valve mural leaflet as well as of an atypical image of turbulence occurring during the inflow from the left atrium to the left ventricle...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075525/chest-wall-underappreciated-structure-in-sonography-part-i-examination-methodology-and-ultrasound-anatomy
#4
REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall ultrasound has been awarded little interest in the literature, with chest wall anatomy described only in limited extent. The objective of this study has been to discuss the methodology of chest wall ultrasound and the sonographic anatomy of the region to facilitate professional evaluation of this complex structure. The primarily used transducer is a 7-12 MHz linear one. A 3-5 MHz convex (curvilinear) transducer may also be helpful, especially in obese and very muscular patients. Doppler and panoramic imaging options are essential...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075524/diagnostic-errors-in-musculoskeletal-ultrasound-imaging-and-how-to-avoid-them
#5
REVIEW
Małgorzata Serafin-Król, Artur Maliborski
The article reviews the major challenges related to the principles of the correct technique of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US). All the crucial aspects of correct MSK soft tissue diagnosis have been discussed, including equipment settings, use of recent image software innovations and ultrasound standoff pads, and correct transducer positioning. The importance of the fundamental principles of MSK US, facilitating good quality image and limiting the occurrence of artifacts, has been highlighted. The most common artifacts of the musculoskeletal system have been described, including those that diagnostically helpful, such as the presence of echo enhancement deep to a fluid-filled structure, or an acoustic shadow behind a calcification...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075523/standards-for-musculoskeletal-ultrasound
#6
REVIEW
Zbigniew Czyrny
Ultrasound has become the primary diagnostic tool in traumatic, inflammatory and degenerative soft tissue conditions. It is also used to monitor the condition of joints, ligaments, cartilage and muscles. Its widespread availability as well as cases of unsatisfactory quality of equipment and the lack of appropriate training of ultrasound examiners are reasons why standards need to be set for equipment requirements, the scope of ultrasound assessment and examiner's experience. The paper discusses ultrasound criteria that are common for many specialties as well as detailed criteria for the examined regions and structures along with their description...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075522/imaging-of-juvenile-spondyloarthritis-part-ii-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#7
REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Michał Znajdek, Piotr Gietka, Violeta Vasilevska-Nikodinovska, Lukas Patrovic, Vladka Salapura
Juvenile spondyloarthropathies are mainly manifested by symptoms of peripheral arthritis and enthesitis. Early involvement of sacroiliac joints and spine is exceptionally rare in children; this usually happens in adulthood. Conventional radiographs visualize late inflammatory lesions. Early diagnosis is possible with the use of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. The first part of the article presented classifications and radiographic presentation of juvenile spondyloarthropathies. This part discusses changes seen on ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075521/imaging-of-juvenile-spondyloarthritis-part-i-classifications-and-radiographs
#8
REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Piotr Gietka, Michał Znajdek, Genowefa Matuszewska, Magdalena Bogucevska, Ljubinka Damjanovska-Krstikj, Slavcho Ivanoski
Juvenile spondyloarthropathies are manifested mainly by symptoms of peripheral arthritis and enthesitis. By contrast with adults, children rarely present with sacroiliitis and spondylitis. Imaging and laboratory tests allow early diagnosis and treatment. Conventional radiographs visualize late inflammatory lesions and post-inflammatory complications. Early diagnosis is possible with the use of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. The first part of the article presents classifications of juvenile spondyloarthropathies and discusses their radiographic presentation...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075520/the-feasibility-of-using-high-resolution-ultrasonography-to-assess-ulnar-nerve-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#9
Jun Chen, Chun-Lei Wang, Shan Wu, Shan He, Jun Ren
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the usefulness of high-resolution ultrasonography for the diagnosis of polyneuropathy in diabetes mellitus patients by the examination of the ulnar nerves. METHOD: We recruited 100 healthy age-matched volunteers (50 women and 50 men) with 200 arms without diabetes or cubital tunnel syndrome as the control group. We assessed the upper limbs of 100 diabetes mellitus patients (45 women and 55 men), 40 of whom had electrophysiologically confirmed diabetic peripheral neuropathy and 60 had no diabetic peripheral neuropathy in the upper limbs...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075519/evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-symptoms-among-physicians-performing-ultrasound
#10
Paweł Wareluk, Wiesław Jakubowski
AIM OF THE STUDY: Owing to its wide availability, relatively low cost and lack of negative effect on the patient, ultrasound has become the most commonly and readily used imaging modality. However, scanning for increasingly long periods of time on a given day and in a given week tends to negatively affect sonographers' health, primarily resulting with the overuse of the musculoskeletal system, as multiple muscles and joints are engaged during scanning. This research has been aimed at evaluating the prevalence and type of musculoskeletal symptoms among diagnostic medical sonographers, as well as identifying their professional profile...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075518/usefulness-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-hematoma-after-primary-hip-arthroplasty
#11
Jerzy Białecki, Paweł Bartosz, Wojciech Marczyński, Jan Zając
INTRODUCTION: To date, suction drainage has been routinely used after hip joint replacement. Currently, the validity of this practice is questioned in the literature. Hematoma is a risk factor of periprosthetic infection. Post-operative ultrasonography enables precise assessment of hip joint hematoma. AIM: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of hip joint ultrasonography with respect to the validity of using suction drainage after primary hip arthroplasty...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856024/is-a-linear-probe-helpful-in-diagnosing-diseases-of-pulmonary-interstitial-spaces
#12
Natalia Buda, Wojciech Kosiak
In a lung ultrasound examination, interstitial lung lesions are visible as numerous B-line artifacts, and are best recorded with the use of a convex probe. Interstitial lung lesions may result from many conditions, including cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, or interstitial lung disease. Hence difficulties in the differential diagnostics of the above clinical conditions. This article presents cases of patients suffering from interstitial lung lesions discovered in the course of lung ultrasound examination...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856023/body-stalk-anomaly-antenatal-sonographic-diagnosis-of-this-rare-entity-with-review-of-literature
#13
Amandeep Singh, Jasmeet Singh, Kamlesh Gupta
Body stalk anomaly is a rare and severe malformation syndrome in which the exact pathophysiology and trigger factors are still unknown. Possible causes of body stalk anomaly include early amnion rupture with direct mechanical pressure and amniotic bands, vascular disruption of the early embryo, or an abnormality in the germinal disk. We present a case of body stalk anomaly diagnosed during antenatal sonographic evaluation at the first visit with the review of literature regarding this phenomenon. Sonographic features of the fetus included a severe midline defect of the fetal abdominal wall with a large extra-abdominal mass containing bowel and liver inside...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856022/a-reminder-of-peristalsis-as-a-useful-tool-in-the-prenatal-differential-diagnosis-of-abdominal-cystic-masses
#14
Eugenio O Gerscovich, Simran Sekhon, Thomas W Loehfelm, Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Adam Greenspan
With routine antenatal ultrasound and recent advances in ultrasound technology, fetal intraabdominal cystic masses are recognized more often and are better characterized than in the past. They may be classified as solid and cystic, and may originate from multiple structures. When considering the extensive differential diagnosis of cystic masses, the observation of peristalsis narrows the possibilities to the gastrointestinal tract. To find this feature on ultrasound, the examiner must expressly think and look for it, otherwise it may be missed...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856021/wrist-ultrasound-examination-scanning-technique-and-ultrasound-anatomy-part-2-ventral-wrist
#15
REVIEW
Cyprian Olchowy, Daniel Soliński, Mateusz Łasecki, Paweł Dąbrowski, Szymon Urban, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
Ultrasound imaging of the musculoskeletal system is an important element of the diagnostic and therapeutic protocol. Clinical decisions, including those regarding surgical procedures, are often based solely on ultrasound imaging. However, detailed knowledge on the anatomy and a correct scanning technique are crucial for an accurate diagnosis. Modern ultrasonographic equipment allows obtaining detailed anatomical images of muscle tendons, ligaments, nerves and vessels of the carpal area. Ventral wrist ultrasound is one of the most common diagnostic procedures in patients with suspected carpal tunnel syndrome...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856020/can-ultrasound-be-helpful-in-selecting-optimal-management-methods-for-pregnancies-complicated-by-placental-non-trophpblastic-tumors
#16
REVIEW
Nabil Abdalla, Robert Piórkowski, Paweł Stanirowski, Monika Pazura, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Włodzimierz Sawicki
Placental chorioangioma is the most common subtype of non-trophoblastic placental tumors. Other subtypes are very rare and usually associated with an uneventful course of pregnancy. Most chorioangiomas are small and of no clinical significance. Giant chorioangiomas may be associated with serious fetal and maternal complications. So far, no established ultrasound guidelines are available for the management of placental non-trophoblastic tumors. This may be attributed to the rarity of the disease entity and its different clinical features and complications...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856019/detailed-efsum-recommendations-on-the-scope-of-ultrasound-assessment-in-patients-with-portal-hypertension-considering-the-diagnostic-reference-level
#17
REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
An important paper describing the Standards of the Polish Ultrasound Society regarding the assessment of portal and hepatic vasculature was published in the Journal of Ultrasonography. Due to the multiplicity of morphological and hemodynamic data required, the time needed to obtain these data and the legal responsibility of doctors for the results, there seems to be a need to determine a clear range of the assessed parameters depending on the reference level of a given healthcare facility. Therefore, the aim of the paper was to present the EFSUMB recommendations on the range of the evaluated ultrasonographic parameters in portal hypertension depending on the reference level...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856018/sonographic-detection-of-inferior-subluxation-in-post-stroke-hemiplegic-shoulders
#18
Bukunmi M Idowu, Oluwagbemiga O Ayoola, Victor A Adetiloye, Morenikeji A Komolafe, Babalola I Afolabi
AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the usefulness of ultrasonographic acromion-greater tuberosity distance measurement and Shoulder ratio in detecting post-stroke inferior shoulder subluxation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Forty-five hemiplegic stroke patients and 45 controls underwent shoulder sonography to measure their acromion-greater tuberosity distance. Side-to-side acromion-greater tuberosity distance differences and Shoulder ratios were derived from the acromion-greater tuberosity distance values...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856017/repeatability-and-reproducibility-of-measurements-of-the-suburethral-tape-location-obtained-in-pelvic-floor-ultrasound-performed-with-a-transvaginal-probe
#19
Maria Magdalena Dresler, Jacek Kociszewski, Edyta Wlaźlak, Piotr Pędraszewski, Agnieszka Trzeciak, Grzegorz Surkont
INTRODUCTION: Implants used to treat patients with urogynecological conditions are well visible in US examination. The position of the suburethral tape (sling) is determined in relation to the urethra or the pubic symphysis. AIM OF THE STUDY: The study was aimed at assessing the accuracy of measurements determining suburethral tape location obtained in pelvic US examination performed with a transvaginal probe. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The analysis covered the results of sonographic measurements obtained according to a standardized technique in women referred for urogynecological diagnostics...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856016/difficulties-in-differentiating-the-nature-of-ascites-based-on-ultrasound-imaging
#20
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Transabdominal ultrasound not always allows to determine the nature of ascites based solely on its characteristics. AIM: The aim of the study was to present difficulties in determining the nature of ascites using transabdominal ultrasonography solely based on extra-organ lesions as well as, after the inclusion of the overall abdominal assessment and the clinical picture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 patients with non-neoplastic ascites and 62 patients with neoplastic ascites whose final diagnosis was based on cytological and histopathological findings were evaluated between 2005 and 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
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