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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this article is to present the potentials and limits of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in the characterization of pancreatic tumors, usually hypoechoic or cystic at B-mode ultrasound. CONCLUSION As regards hypoechoic lesions at B-mode ultrasound, CEUS often can distinguish among adenocarcinoma, islet cell tumor and… (More)
PURPOSE This study was undertaken to evaluate the usefulness of electrocardiographically (ECG)-gated multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) for the assessment of the coronary venous system and detection of its anatomical variants, in order to identify those suitable for lead placement in cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS… (More)
The purpose of the study was to assess the effectiveness of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in endoleak classification after endovascular treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm compared to computed tomography angiography (CTA). From May 2001 to April 2003, 10 patients with endoleaks already detected by CTA underwent CEUS with Sonovue to confirm… (More)
Castleman disease is a rare lymphoproliferative disorder that can be classified into 3 types: hyaline-vascular, plasma cell, and mixed. We report a rare case of localized para-pancreatic hyaline-vascular Castleman disease that was evaluated using contrast-enhanced sonography and CT.