Daniel Weitzel

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In 194 healthy children of all ages, sonographic measurements of the liver and spleen were performed on standardized section planes and normal values established. These measurement values showed an approximately linear increase in the course of development and correlated best with the body length. For a rapid orientative evaluation of the liver size,(More)
Renal volume is an important parameter of renal development. Deviations from normal volume may indicate pathologic conditions. Thus, during childhood, the ever changing renal volumes require the continuous referral to normal volume charts in order to classify actual volumes, which is rather inconvenient. In daily practice this is frequently disregarded and(More)
Renal sonograms of 260 children were compared with the corresponding excretory urograms. Since each kidney was evaluated separately 520 sonographic and urographic findings could be compared. The study is based on single investigations only, serial investigations were not included. 326 kidneys could be classified as being normal, primarily on the basis of(More)
Renal sonography was performed in 92 children with obstructive uropathy or vesicoureteral reflux preoperatively and at follow-up. Renal volume and the anteroposterior diameter of the renal pelvis proved to be the most reliable morphometric criteria for objective sonographic staging and follow-up of urinary tract obstruction. If transient obstruction(More)
The kidneys of 211 infants (106 males, 105 females) were measured sonographically. Renal length, width and depth and the calculated kidney volume were correlated to body weight, body length and body surface. It was possible to establish a nomogram, which presented a good correlation between body weight and kidney volume and which can easily be used for(More)
The diagnosis of intussusception was established in 26 children by sonography alone. In 23 cases barium enema confirmed the diagnosis; two cases because of longstanding intussusception and one case after intestinal anastomosis were confirmed by surgery alone; in two additional cases barium enema ruled out the sonographically suspected intussusception. No(More)
Thirty-three neonates and infants with cholestatic syndromes of various etiologies were evaluated by cholescintigraphy and ultrasound examinations. The results of these two diagnostic procedures were compared with the final diagnosis as confirmed by liver biopsy and/or laparotomy and the clinica follow-up of the infants. Fourteen patients had an obstructive(More)
The ultrasonographic findings on Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are demonstrated on two cases. As a non-invasive method the digitalized computered sonography may give the opportunity to detect even small polyps. The sensitivity of this method is comparable with the MRI and gives new perspectives in the follow up of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome.
Herein we report the first case in the literature in which a neuroblastoma in a fetus was recognized before birth and its growth could be observed. The diagnosis was made by ultrasonography. Other helpful diagnostic procedures in prenatal diagnosis are: determination of catecholamines, sonographic examination of the placenta, and search for metastases. As(More)
AIM To assess the prevalence of gallstones in normal neonates. METHOD We used sonography to assess the gallbladder in 3500 unselected infants between 1993 and 1995. Examination was performed during the first four days of life as part of a prospective neonatal screening study evaluating hip and renal abnormalities. RESULTS We found sludge or gallstones(More)