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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375907/a-twin-pregnancy-with-a-hydatidiform-mole-and-a-coexisting-live-fetus-prenatal-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up
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Antonio Braga, Bruna Obeica, Heron Werner, Sue Yazaki Sun, Joffre Amim Júnior, Jorge Rezende Filho, Edward Araujo Júnior
Twin molar pregnancy with a hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus is a rare form of gestational trophoblastic disease associated with an increased risk of obstetric complications and poor perinatal outcome. Prenatal diagnosis is essential for couple counseling and follow-up in Tertiary Reference Centers. Magnetic resonance imaging is important for the diagnostic differentiation of placental mesenchymal dysplasia and exclusion of myometrial invasion. Here we present a case of twin molar pregnancy with a hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus diagnosed at gestational week 14 using two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375906/fetal-ultrasound-early-diagnosis-and-natural-evolution-of-proximal-femoral-focal-deficiency
#2
Eugenio O Gerscovich, Simran Sekhon, Thomas W Loehfelm, Adam Greenspan
Proximal femoral focal deficiency is an extremely rare congenital anomaly with only a few case reports in the literature. This case illustrates one diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. The diagnosis may be isolated or associated with other abnormalities and syndromes. This report describes the early obstetrical ultrasound diagnosis, its evolution and associated findings throughout pregnancy. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first report associating this diagnosis with sickle cell trait. Another finding in our patient was a concomitant intrauterine growth restriction that we attribute to placental infarctions and a retro placental hemorrhage, also on the basis of sickle cell trait...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375905/double-chambered-right-ventricle-in-a-16-year-old-patient-with-williams-syndrome
#3
Wojciech Mądry, Maciej A Karolczak, Ewa Zacharska-Kokot
We present a case of double-chambered right ventricle diagnosed during preparation for colonoscopy due to gastrointestinal bleeding in a 16-year-old, mentally disabled boy with Williams syndrome. The patient was previously diagnosed with ventricular septal defect and mild pulmonary stenosis. Echocardiography performed under general anesthesia revealed hypertrophied muscular bundles in the right ventricle with the maximum gradient of 100 mmHg, causing severe outflow obstruction. This type of defect is extremely rare in patients with Williams syndrome, with only one case, which was diagnosed during invasive angiocardiography, described in world literature...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375904/chest-wall-a-structure-underestimated-in-ultrasonography-part-iii-neoplastic-lesions
#4
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Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall neoplasms mainly include malignancies, metastatic in particular. Differential diagnosis should include clinical data; tumor location, extent, delineation; the degree of homogeneity; the presence of calcifications; the nature of bone destruction and the degree of vascularization. The aim of the paper is to present both the benefits and limitations of ultrasound for the diagnosis of chest wall neoplasms. The neoplastic process may be limited to the chest wall; it may spread from the chest wall into the intrathoracic structures or spread from the inside of the chest towards the chest wall...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375903/chest-wall-underappreciated-structure-in-sonography-part-ii-non-cancerous-lesions
#5
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Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
The chest wall is a vast and complex structure, hence the wide range of pathological conditions that may affect it. The aim of this publication is to discuss the usefulness of ultrasound for the diagnosis of benign lesions involving the thoracic wall. The most commonly encountered conditions include sternal and costal injuries and thoracic lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound is very efficient in identifying the etiology of pain experienced in the anterior chest wall following CPR interventions. Both available literature and the authors' own experience prompt us to propose ultrasound evaluation as the first step in the diagnostic workup of chest trauma, as it permits far superior visualization of the examined structures compared with conventional radiography...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375902/fine-needle-versus-core-needle-biopsy-which-one-to-choose-in-preoperative-assessment-of-focal-lesions-in-the-breasts-literature-review
#6
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Ewa Łukasiewicz, Agnieszka Ziemiecka, Wiesław Jakubowski, Jelena Vojinovic, Magdalena Bogucevska, Katarzyna Dobruch-Sobczak
Aim: The aim of the study was to review two techniques that can be used to verify focal lesions in the breasts: fine-needle aspiration biopsy and core-needle biopsy. Material and methods: Fifty-five articles (original papers and reviews), half of them published within the past 5 years, were included in the analysis. The authors also took their own experience into account. Results: Pre-operative assessment of focal lesions in the breasts is crucial in the planning of further therapeutic management...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375901/conjoined-twins-role-of-imaging-and-recent-advances
#7
Rishi Philip Mathew, Swati Francis, Ram Shenoy Basti, Hadihally B Suresh, Annie Rajarathnam, Prema D Cunha, Sujaya V Rao
Introduction: Conjoined twins are identical twins with fused bodies, joined in utero. They are rare complications of monochorionic twinning. The purpose of this study is to describe the various types of conjoined twins, the role of imaging and recent advances aiding in their management. Material and methods: This was a twin institutional study involving 3 cases of conjoined twins diagnosed over a period of 6 years from 2010 to 2015. All the 3 cases were identified antenatally by ultrasound...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375900/uterine-artery-doppler-velocimetry-in-hypertensive-disorder-of-pregnancy-in-nigeria
#8
Ibukun A Abidoye, Oluwagbemiga O Ayoola, Bukunmi M Idowu, Adeniyi S Aderibigbe, Olabisi M Loto
Aim of the study: To evaluate the value of uterine artery Doppler indices and waveform pattern in predicting fetuses at risk for intrauterine growth restriction in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Materials and methods: This was a prospective cross-sectional study including 80 pregnant subjects with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and two control groups. Uterine artery Doppler sonography was performed in all study participants. Uterine artery Doppler indices across the groups were compared using the analysis of variance (ANOVA) while the presence of prediastolic notch was analyzed with the Chi Square test...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375899/high-resolution-ultrasonography-of-the-tibial-nerve-in-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#9
Kunwarpal Singh, Kamlesh Gupta, Sukhdeep Kaur
Aim of the study: High-resolution ultrasonography of the tibial nerve is a fast and non invasive tool for diagnosis of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Our study was aimed at finding out the correlation of the cross sectional area and maximum thickness of nerve fascicles of the tibial nerve with the presence and severity of diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Material and methods: 75 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus clinically diagnosed with diabetic peripheral neuropathy were analysed, and the severity of neuropathy was determined using the Toronto Clinical Neuropathy Score...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375898/a-comparison-of-the-ultrasound-measurement-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-obtained-with-cardiac-and-convex-transducers
#10
Paweł Andruszkiewicz, Dorota Sobczyk, Krzysztof Nycz, Izabela Górkiewicz-Kot, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Karol Wierzbicki, Jacek Wojtczak, Ilona Kowalik
Background: Ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava diameter and its respiratory variability are amongst the predictors of fluid volume status. The primary purpose of the present study was to compare the consistency of inferior vena cava diameter measurements and the collapsibility index, obtained with convex and cardiac transducers. A secondary aim was to assess the agreement of the patient's allocation to one of the two groups: "fluid responder" or "fluid non-responder", based on inferior vena cava collapsibility index calculation made with two different probes...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375897/the-importance-of-community-screening-of-asymptomatic-elderly-for-peripheral-arterial-disease-by-doppler-ultrasound-and-ankle-brachial-index
#11
Ayşe Keven, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz
Background: Peripheral arterial disease is an atherosclerotic disease characterized by an increase in morbidity and mortality. For these reasons early diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease is important. Ankle-brachial systolic pressure index measurement is frequently used in screening studies. Evaluating waveforms of distal lower extremities with Doppler ultrasound can be used as a screening program and provides more accurate information on peripheral arterial disease. Aim: We investigate the prevalence of peripheral arterial disease, compare the efficacy of Doppler ultrasound evaluation of distal lower extremity waveforms and ankle-brachial systolic pressure index measurement in screening programs, and discuss the importance of early diagnosis of asymptomatic cases...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375896/ultrasound-comparison-of-external-and-internal-neck-anatomy-with-the-lma-unique
#12
Steven M Lee, Jacek A Wojtczak, Davide Cattano
Introduction: Internal neck anatomy landmarks and their relation after placement of an extraglottic airway devices have not been studied extensively by the use of ultrasound. Based on our group experience with external landmarks as well as internal landmarks evaluation with other techniques, we aimed use ultrasound to analyze the internal neck anatomy landmarks and the related changes due to the placement of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Unique. Methods: Observational pilot investigation...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075528/ultrasound-diagnostics-of-a-spontaneous-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-head-and-neck
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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