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Elisabetta Sagrini, Anna Pecorelli, Irene Pettinari, Alessandro Cucchetti, Federico Stefanini, Luigi Bolondi, Fabio Piscaglia
Gangrenous cholecystitis and perforation are severe complications of acute cholecystitis, which have a challenging preoperative diagnosis. Early identification allows better surgical management. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (ceCT) is the current diagnostic gold standard. Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) is a promising tool for the diagnosis of gallbladder perforation, but data from the literature concerning efficacy are sparse. The aim of the study was to evaluate CEUS findings in pathologically proven complicated cholecystitis (gangrenous, perforated gallbladder, pericholecystic abscess)...
February 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Guendalina Menichini, Barbara Sessa, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Vittorio Miele
INTRODUCTION: Localized low-energy abdominal trauma is very frequent in the pediatric population. The findings of several studies have shown that ultrasonography (US) can represent a useful and cost-effective tool in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma both in adults and children. However, many parenchymal injuries are not correctly visualized at baseline US examination. The introduction of specific US contrast agents contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has enabled a better identification of traumatic organ injuries...
November 2015: La Radiologia Medica
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