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Abdominal echography

Mirela Mery, Stéphanie Palengat, Romaric Loffroy, Magali Vernet, Pascal Matet, Violaine Cherblanc
Distal embolization of a fractured indwelling central catheter is a rare complication. The pinch-off syndrome (POS) should be known, prevented and early detected. We present a case in which further radiological exams were required to find the fragmented catheter with an atypical migration, requiring local surgery for removing. After chest and abdominal CT scan, neck X-ray, and heart echography, the catheter was found on the lower limbs X-ray on the internal side of right knee corresponding to a location of saphenous vein...
June 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Hiroyoshi Doi, Kaoru Izumi, Sho Kawasaki, Nobuo Jimi, Rieko Sumiyoshi, Keiichiro Mizuno
Compression and obstruction of the duodenum can occur after surgical correction of spinal scoliosis. We report a case of 15-year-old girl who developed superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) following scoliosis surgery. On the 4th postoperative day, the patient complained of nausea and vomiting, which was considered as side effects of opioids as she was treated with intravenous fentanyl infusion with patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device. Nasogastric tube was placed and background infusion rate of the PCA was tapered...
January 2016: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Megumi Yamaguchi, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Masahiro Nakahara, Mio Amano, Daisuke Takei, Masumi Kawashima, Yusuke Sumi, Hironobu Amano, Shuji Yonehara, Keiji Hanada, Toshio Noriyuki
Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor. This neoplasm usually arises as a single mass; multicentricity is exceptionally rare. We report the preoperative diagnosis of multicentric SPNs by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA). A 32-year-old woman presented to the hospital with a pancreatic tumor that was detected on abdominal echography. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scans revealed a 5-mm low-density mass in the body of the pancreas and a 10-mm mass in the tail of the pancreas...
December 2015: Surgical Case Reports
Savino Occhionorelli, Daniela Tartarini, Giovanni Pascale, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Rocco Stano, Giorgio Vasquez
BACKGROUND: Benign multicystic mesothelioma is a rare pathology. Few cases are reported in the medical literature and acute presentation is extremely uncommon. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe an acute clinical presentation of the neoplasm that revealed itself with signs and symptoms attributable to acute appendicitis in a 41-year-old white man. Abdominal echography and computed tomography scans demonstrated the presence of a mass in direct contiguity with cecal fundus, but diagnosis remained unclear...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Mircea Mureşan, Simona Mureşan, Tivadar Bara, Radu Neagoe, Daniela Sala, Bogdan Suciu
BACKGROUND: The incisional hernia continues to be a frequent complication of laparotomies. The purpose of study is the analysis of hernia disease relapse after one year after different open plasties methods of the abdominal wall. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective longitudinal study was performed that included 142 patients. An analysis was performed on the individual data, the level of obesity, intra-surgical variations in intra-abdominal pressure, the intensity of post-surgical pain, the post-surgical complications, and the types of plasties of abdominal wall, simple and with polypropylene mesh...
September 2016: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Tomotsugu Yasuda, Keiji Yamaguchi, Takahiro Futatsuki, Hiroaki Furubeppu, Mayumi Nakahara, Tomohiro Eguchi, Shotaro Miyamoto, Yutaro Madokoro, Shinsaku Terada, Kentaro Nakamura, Hiroki Harada, Taniguchi Junichiro, Kosuke Yanagimoto, Yasuyuki Kakihana
UNLABELLED: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether changes in hepatic oxygenation can be detected by time-resolved spectroscopy (TRS) placed on the skin surface above the liver. METHODS: With approval of the local Hospital Ethics Committee and informed consent, six healthy volunteers aged 28.8 (25-36) years, and five patients with chronic renal failure aged 70.6 (58-81) years were studied. In six healthy volunteers, following echography, TRS (TRS-10, Hamamatsu Photonics K...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Gaël Piton, Gilles Capellier, Eric Delabrousse
OBJECTIVES: To report the utility of abdominal ultrasonography to identify portal venous gas in patients with shock, as an indicator of acute mesenteric ischemia, and to illustrate the aspect of portal venous gas on ultrasonography. DATA SOURCES: Clinical observation of a patient, images of abdominal ultrasonography and abdominal computed tomography, and video of portal venous gas. STUDY SELECTION: Not applicable. DATA EXTRACTION: Relevant information contained in the medical observation of the patient and selection of image and video of ultrasonography performed in the patient...
June 2016: Critical Care Medicine
Monica Georgescu, Arnaud Sacccomandi, Bernard Baudron, Philippe L Arbeille
BACKGROUND: A robotic arm was developed by our laboratory for tele-operated echography on patients in locations isolated from a trained sonographer. The objective of the study was to evaluate, over a 1-year period, the use of the robotic arm for telesonography performed by a sonographer located at the University Hospital (Tours, France) on patients in two isolated medical centers 50 km away linked via the Internet. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A nonsonographer operator (physician or paramedic) located the ultrasound probe attached to the robotic arm over the appropriate acoustic window for the organ of interest by rolling the whole robotic arm and mechanical support across the floor...
April 2016: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
M Y Yanitskaya, V G Sapozhnikov
UNLABELLED: On the basis of 15 years' of experience the criteria of assessment of the colon was developed when performing hydrocolonic echography (HCE) and the possibilities of HCE are evaluated at chronic constipations (CC) in children. A retrospective cross research of results of HCE in 263 children with CC aged from 14 days to 17 years was conducted. HCE allowed to evaluate the position of the colon in the abdominal cavity, gave information on lengthening and lumen of the colon, structure of the intestinal wall, haustra, peculiarities of the functioning of the colon in real time...
2015: Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology
Reishi Toshiyama, Masayoshi Tokuoka, Yoshihito Ide, Hiroyuki Yamato, Yoko Yamamoto, Mitsunobu Takeda, Yasushi Hashimoto, Jin Matsuyama, Shigekazu Yokoyama, Takashi Morimoto, Yukio Fukushima, Takashi Nomura, Ken Kodama, Yo Sasaki, Masashi Takeda
A 78-year-old-man visited a nearby doctor for treatment of hepatitis C and high blood pressure.He was diagnosed with right hydronephrosis by abdominal echography conducted in follow-up of hepatitis C treatment in November 2011; he was then introduced to our hospital for close inspection and medical treatment.We observed wall hyperplasia and narrowing of the lumen in the central sigmoid part by contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT).The right ureter at the L4/5 level showed wall hyperplasia and a deep color, and the right ureter, renal pelvis, and calix were expanded on the head side...
April 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
O Wéry, M Bihin
We report a case of complete transmural migration through the colic wall, followed by spontaneous defecation, of a surgical sponge left behind in the abdominal cavity (gossypiboma) during a vaginal hysterectomy with oophorectomy. The process results from encapsulation of the surgical sponge with fistulization through the colic wall. No functional damage followed this defecation because either the fistula closed early, or the sponge remained temporarily entrapped in a colic fold. The diagnosis was based on echography and computed tomography...
November 2014: Revue Médicale de Liège
J Ben Amar, H Zaibi, B Dhahri, H Aouina, H Bouacha
INTRODUCTION: Hydatid cysts may occur in any area of the body, but they usually localize to the liver and the lungs. Primary localization in bone is not common. PRESENTATION OF CASE: The authors report the case of multifocal hydatid disease appeared 3 years after the surgical treatment of a cyst of the hip. The patient presented with cough and chest pain of 2 months duration. Only the lung localization was symptomatic. The thoracic echography, the abdominal and chest scan allowed the diagnosis...
2015: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Hirotsugu Okamoto
Recently, with the development of technology, opportunities for the clinical use of ultrasonography are increasing. Regarding this circumstance, the current issue highlights the use of ultrasonography in critical care and anesthesia Chapters include cardiac, lung and abdominal echography, and various perioperative use of ultrasonography including ultrasound-guided procedures. Every author emphasizes that "Seeing the image of ultrasonography is believing". Finally, I hope the current issue help the readers get cutting edge knowledge of the utilization of ultrasonography in the clinical practice...
September 2014: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Hiroshi Koganemaru, Shigemi Hitomi, Hirayasu Kai, Kunihiro Yamagata
A 37-year-old, human immunodeficiency virus-1-infected Japanese man was referred because of nephrotic syndrome following emergence of generalized skin rash. Serological tests for syphilis turned out to be positive within ten months of the referral. Abdominal echography incidentally revealed a solitary intrahepatic mass without a detectable blood flow in segment 7. The patient's signs and symptoms, as well as the intrahepatic mass, resolved promptly after administration of amoxicillin. We consider that, in the present case, secondary syphilis caused the nephrotic syndrome and the intrahepatic mass, both of which have rarely been reported to date...
January 2015: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
Ada Lo Schiavo, Roberto Cozzi, Rossella Alfano, Francesca Romano, Maddalena La Montagna, Tobia Caccavale, Raffaella Capasso, Eugenia Elisabetta Mea, Stefano Caccavale
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2014: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Moshe Bronshtein, Ido Solt, Zeev Blumenfeld
INTRODUCTION: Despite more than three decades of universal popularity of fetal sonography as an integral part of pregnancy evaluation, there is still no unequivocal agreement regarding the optimal dating of fetal sonographic screening and the type of ultrasound (transvaginal vs abdominal). METHODS: TransvaginaL systematic sonography at 14-17 weeks for fetal organ screening. RESULTS: The evaluation of over 72.000 early (14-17 weeks) and late (18-24 weeks) fetal ultrasonographic systematic organ screenings revealed that 96% of the malformations are detectable in the early screening with an incidence of 1:50 gestations...
June 2014: Harefuah
Yanxin Su, Wei Liu, Dawei Wang, Jiawei Tian
PURPOSE: To use strain rate imaging (SRI) to compare the abdominal aortic wall elasticity between patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and controls. METHODS: We measured the abdominal aorta intima-media thickness (IMT) with B-mode echography, and the anterior and posterior wall displacement (d), strain, and strain rate (SR) with SRI, in 90 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 30 control subjects (group A). The patients were classified into group B (normal IMT), group C (thickened IMT), and group D (one single atheroma plaque)...
October 2014: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Arben Rroji, Fatmir Bilaj, Denis Qirinxhi, Ortencia Vucini, Endri Hasimi, Artan Goda
PATIENT: Female, 45 FINAL DIAGNOSIS: Arterio-venous fistula of the splean Symptoms: Lef-side abdominal pain Medication: - Clinical Procedure: - Specialty: Surgery. OBJECTIVE: Rare disease. BACKGROUND: Splenic arterial-venous fistula and atrial myxoma are not rare cases but the co-existence of both lesions in the same patient is unpublished so far. CASE REPORT: A 45- year-old woman presented with vague left flank pain...
2014: American Journal of Case Reports
Ingrid Arteaga, Isabel Buezo, Carmen Expósito, Guillem Pera, Lluís Rodríguez, Alba Alumà, M Antònia Auladell, Pere Torán, Llorenç Caballería
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the utility of three indices to predict hepatic fibrosis in the detection of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as a non-invasive method in primary care. DESIGN: We performed a descriptive, cross-sectional, multicenter study with a populational base from 25 primary care centers in the province of Barcelona. PARTICIPANTS: Healthy individuals aged 17 to 83 years randomly selected from the Primary Care Computer System...
November 2014: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
Willeke Franken, Leonie van Rheenen-Flach, Madelon M Buijs
In this article, we discuss possible explanations for the discrepancy in results between urine and blood pregnancy tests. The first patient, a 26-year-old woman, had breast tenderness, was tired and suffered from abdominal pain. A urine pregnancy test was negative, but blood human chorion gonadotropin (hCG) concentration was 455 U/l (reference value < 6 U/l). It was concluded that the patient was pregnant and she was followed in the outpatient clinic. Three days later she suffered blood loss and her hCG levels returned to normal...
2014: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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