Role of color Doppler ultrasonography and multidetector computed tomography angiography in diagnosis of uterine arteriovenous malformations
Conclusion Doppler US can strongly suggest the presence of AVM but patient should undergo CT angiography for definitive diagnosis and possible embolization, as CTA helps in providing valuable cross sectional anatomical details about the lesion, its extent and its surroundings.
CONCLUSION: A high level of CEUS perfusion and increased serum FFA levels are indicative of vulnerable carotid plaques, which may be useful for the prediction of stroke in patients with carotid artery disease. PMID: 32039838 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A 13-year-old girl presented with recurrent abdominal pain of 3 months' duration that appeared after menarche. Physical examination revealed tenderness over the left ovarian point. Laboratory tests (hemogram, biochemistry, urinary sediment, celiac disease serology, fecal parasites, and calprotectin) and the abdominal ultrasound were normal. Computed tomography angiography (Figure, A) and magnetic resonance imaging showed a double left renal vein with a retroaortic component, prominent left parauterine circulation, and engorged ipsilateral ovarian vein (caliber of 8 mm and grade II reflux).
ConclusionThe diagnosis of an acquired HA-PV malformation can guide curative endovascular treatment by embolization of the portal vein outflow.
The recommended imaging tests for nonatherosclerotic peripheral artery disease include ultrasound duplex Doppler (ultrasound), intravascular ultrasound (inside arteries), MR angiography (MRA; MRI of arteries with or without intravenous [IV] contrast dye), CT angiography (CTA; CT scan of arteries using IV contrast), arteriography (x-rays of arteries with IV contrast).
ConclusionInterarterial segment stenting appears feasible and safe. More important population and longer follow-up are needed to include this approach in a future management algorithm for patients with ANOCOR.
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Conclusion: This first published long-term follow-up of renal coloboma syndrome shows progressive posterior lens opacities, axial myopia, and band keratopathy with only a small decline in visual function over time.
AbstractTo describe the pattern of pulmonary artery vasculitis and the characteristic computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) signs in patients with Hughes-Stovin syndrome (HSS). In a retrospective study, the medical records of eight HSS patients (six men), seen between February 2008 and January 2018, were reviewed regarding history, disease characteristics, laboratory investigations, imaging, and treatments. The mean (SD) age was 37.375 ± 8.65 years (range 30–55) and mean (SD) follow-up 30 ± 41.60 months (range 9–132). In all patients, routine labo...
CONCLUSION: Using propensity score-matched analysis we showed that pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after EVLA seems to be equally effective with 3 days or 10 days of treatment with a similar success rate and safety profile. Undoubtedly, a large randomised control trial, ideally including a group without pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, is needed to draw more definitive conclusions on the optimal duration of pharmacological post-EVLA thromboprophylaxis. PMID: 31869428 [PubMed - in process]
AbstractAcute heart failure is one of the main diagnostic and therapeutic challenges in clinical practice due to a non ‐specific clinical manifestation and the urgent need for timely and tailored management at the same time. In this position statement, the Heart Failure Association aims to systematize the use of various imaging methods in accordance with the timeline of acute heart failure care proposed in the rec ent guidelines of the European Society of Cardiology. During the first hours of admission the point‐of‐care focused cardiac and lung ultrasound examination is an invaluable tool for rapid differential diagn...