The added value of CEUS and ultrasound-guided biopsy in diagnosing an aggressive desmoplastic small round cell tumour of peritoneum in a young male. A case report
We report the case of a 32-year-old male admitted with abdominal distension and ascites. An ultrasonography (US) scan showed multiple peritoneal masses with large ascites. The dominant mass had a hypervascular homogenous aspect at contrast-enhanced ultrasound with wash-out in the venous phase. Thoracoabdominal CT, performed for staging the disease, confirmed the US aspect. The US-guided percutaneous biopsy revealed DSRCT of the peritoneum. Chemotherapy was then started with minimal clinical improvement, increase in tumoral burden and death after three months. US and US-guided biopsy played an essential role in diagnosing t...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Mihaela Sparchez Tudor Mocan Cosmin Caraiani Ioana Rusu Zeno Adrian Sparchez Source Type: research

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of adrenal hemorrhage: a helpful problem solving tool
CONCLUSION: The quantitative and qualitative CEUS assessment of the mass can distinguish hemorrhage from a malignant lesion. Based on our findings, CEUS could serve as an alternative diagnostic tool to magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of slowly resolving NAH lesions.PMID:35437529 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3454 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Maciej Piskunowicz Joanna Stefanowicz Tomasz Batko Misun Hwang Dominik Świętoń Arkadiusz Szarmach Susan Back Wojciech Kosiak Source Type: research

An unusual complication of myocardial infarction
Med Ultrason. 2022 Mar 6. doi: 10.11152/mu-3491. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDespite medical and interventional advances, the mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction are associated with high mortality. Timely surgical therapy requires a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Multimodality imaging has become the standard of care in modern cardiology. Despite the widespread use and cost-effectiveness of cardiac ultrasound in the acute setting, the method is highly user-dependent. In complex cases a second imaging technique is often required. The case presents the key role of multimodal imaging in the evaluation of ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Cristina Mada Razvan Olimpiu Mada Adrian Stef Adrian Molnar Horia Stefan Rosianu Source Type: research

Comment on "Usefulness of lung ultrasound in the early identification of severe COVID-19: results from a prospective study"
Med Ultrason. 2022 Apr 18;24(1):3494. doi: 10.11152/mu-3494.ABSTRACTPMID:35437522 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3494 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

A simplified ultrasound approach to diagnose testicular torsion and predict unsalvageable testis
CONCLUSIONS: Conditional inference tree analysis showed that the whirlpool sign of the spermatic cord, avascular nodule, and altered testicular vascularity were significant discriminators. Heterogeneous echotexture and symptom-to-operation delay were important prognostic factors for unsalvageable testis.PMID:35437523 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3507 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Yunji Lim Jisun Hwang Joonsuk Park Young Chul Kim Seon Jeong Min Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic metastases
CONCLUSIONS: The vascularity assessments on conventional EUS or CH-EUS are similar for pancreatic metastases of different origin. EUS tissue acquisition remains mandatory for the diagnosis.PMID:35437524 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3495 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Casandra Teodorescu Sorana D Bolboaca Ioana Rusu Cristina Pojoga Radu Seicean Ofelia Mosteanu Zeno Sparchez Andrada Seicean Source Type: research

The "starry night" (diffuse microcalcific myopathy) - thousands of muscle microcalcifications after 30 years of Trichinella infection detected by ultrasound
We present the case of a male patient with a history of severe trichinellosis with disease onset 30 years ago, presenting with generalized muscle microcalcifications detected during musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluation. The ultrasound aspect of the muscles was indeed spectacular; hence, the comparison with a "starry night".PMID:35437525 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3614 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Daniela Fodor Carmen Georgiu Michael Pelea Oana Serban Alexandru Micu Mihaela C Micu Source Type: research

Role of emergency chest ultrasound in traumatic pneumothorax. An updated meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: Despite the limitations of the included studies, this systematic review and meta-analysis concluded that chest US is a reliable method for diagnosing pneu-mothorax in traumatized patients.PMID:35437526 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3309 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Haiyan Tian Ton Zhang Yu Zhou Sanjay Rastogi Rupshikha Choudhury Jawed Iqbal Source Type: research

Differential diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism using contrast echocardiography
CONCLUSIONS: PBV had a powerful performance in differentiating between patients with aPE or not, and a PBV of <370ml indicated aPE. Contrast echocardiography is enormously useful in the recognition and differentiation of PE and can assess the severity of the PE and the patient's response to therapy.PMID:35437527 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3424 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Hong-Mei Wang Xiao-Zhi Zheng Feng Sun Source Type: research

The added value of CEUS and ultrasound-guided biopsy in diagnosing an aggressive desmoplastic small round cell tumour of peritoneum in a young male. A case report
We report the case of a 32-year-old male admitted with abdominal distension and ascites. An ultrasonography (US) scan showed multiple peritoneal masses with large ascites. The dominant mass had a hypervascular homogenous aspect at contrast-enhanced ultrasound with wash-out in the venous phase. Thoracoabdominal CT, performed for staging the disease, confirmed the US aspect. The US-guided percutaneous biopsy revealed DSRCT of the peritoneum. Chemotherapy was then started with minimal clinical improvement, increase in tumoral burden and death after three months. US and US-guided biopsy played an essential role in diagnosing t...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Mihaela Sparchez Tudor Mocan Cosmin Caraiani Ioana Rusu Zeno Adrian Sparchez Source Type: research

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of adrenal hemorrhage: a helpful problem solving tool
CONCLUSION: The quantitative and qualitative CEUS assessment of the mass can distinguish hemorrhage from a malignant lesion. Based on our findings, CEUS could serve as an alternative diagnostic tool to magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of slowly resolving NAH lesions.PMID:35437529 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3454 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Maciej Piskunowicz Joanna Stefanowicz Tomasz Batko Misun Hwang Dominik Świętoń Arkadiusz Szarmach Susan Back Wojciech Kosiak Source Type: research

An unusual complication of myocardial infarction
Med Ultrason. 2022 Mar 6. doi: 10.11152/mu-3491. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTDespite medical and interventional advances, the mechanical complications of acute myocardial infarction are associated with high mortality. Timely surgical therapy requires a prompt and accurate diagnosis. Multimodality imaging has become the standard of care in modern cardiology. Despite the widespread use and cost-effectiveness of cardiac ultrasound in the acute setting, the method is highly user-dependent. In complex cases a second imaging technique is often required. The case presents the key role of multimodal imaging in the evaluation of ...
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Cristina Mada Razvan Olimpiu Mada Adrian Stef Adrian Molnar Horia Stefan Rosianu Source Type: research

Comment on "Usefulness of lung ultrasound in the early identification of severe COVID-19: results from a prospective study"
Med Ultrason. 2022 Apr 18;24(1):3494. doi: 10.11152/mu-3494.ABSTRACTPMID:35437522 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3494 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Rujittika Mungmunpuntipantip Viroj Wiwanitkit Source Type: research

A simplified ultrasound approach to diagnose testicular torsion and predict unsalvageable testis
CONCLUSIONS: Conditional inference tree analysis showed that the whirlpool sign of the spermatic cord, avascular nodule, and altered testicular vascularity were significant discriminators. Heterogeneous echotexture and symptom-to-operation delay were important prognostic factors for unsalvageable testis.PMID:35437523 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3507 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Yunji Lim Jisun Hwang Joonsuk Park Young Chul Kim Seon Jeong Min Source Type: research

Contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound in the diagnosis of pancreatic metastases
CONCLUSIONS: The vascularity assessments on conventional EUS or CH-EUS are similar for pancreatic metastases of different origin. EUS tissue acquisition remains mandatory for the diagnosis.PMID:35437524 | DOI:10.11152/mu-3495 (Source: Medical Ultrasonography)
Source: Medical Ultrasonography - April 19, 2022 Category: Radiology Authors: Casandra Teodorescu Sorana D Bolboaca Ioana Rusu Cristina Pojoga Radu Seicean Ofelia Mosteanu Zeno Sparchez Andrada Seicean Source Type: research