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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

Subject: Medicine


ISSN: 2084-8404
eISSN: 2451-070X



The usefulness of respiratory ultrasound assessment for modifying the physiotherapeutic algorithm in children after congenital heart defect surgeries
Methodology of echocardiographic analysis of morphological variations of the aortic arch and its branches in children – own experience
Anomalous retroaortic paravertebral course of the left innominate vein in a child with atrial septal defect
The role of ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer

VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 71 (March 2017) - List of articles

Ultrasound comparison of external and internal neck anatomy with the LMA Unique

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. Non-obese ad(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0033

Published Online: 29-December-2017

The importance of community screening of asymptomatic elderly for peripheral arterial disease by Doppler ultrasound and ankle-brachial index

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 p(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0034

Published Online: 29-December-2017

A comparison of the ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava obtained with cardiac and convex transducers

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 infer(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0035

Published Online: 29-December-2017

High resolution ultrasonography of the tibial nerve in diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Kunwarpal Singh/ Kamlesh Gupta1/ 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 s(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0036

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Uterine artery Doppler velocimetry in hypertensive disorder of pregnancy in Nigeria

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(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0037

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Conjoined twins – role of imaging and recent advances

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. Only o(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0038

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Fine-needle versus core-needle biopsy – which one to choose in preoperative assessment of focal lesions in the breasts? Literature review

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. (..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0039

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Chest wall – underappreciated structure in sonography. Part II: Non-cancerous lesions

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 ava(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0040

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Chest wall – a structure underestimated in ultrasonography. Part III: Neoplastic lesions

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 che(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0041

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Double-chambered right ventricle in a 16-year-old patient with Williams syndrome

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 defe(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0042

Published Online: 29-December-2017

Fetal ultrasound: Early diagnosis and natural evolution of proximal femoral focal deficiency

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. Anot(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0043

Published Online: 29-December-2017

A twin pregnancy with a hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus: prenatal diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up

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 p(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2017.0044

Published Online: 29-December-2017

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