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The purpose of this study was to define the indications, diagnostic accuracy and limitations of second-generation sonographic contrast agents in the evaluation of patients with renal trauma. Between March 2004 and April 2005, 277 patients with blunt abdominal trauma were evaluated. Twenty-eight out of 277 patients had renal lesions, the severity of which(More)
This study was undertaken to evaluate the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the detection and grading of abdominal traumatic lesions in patients with low-energy isolated abdominal trauma in comparison with baseline ultrasound (US) and contrast-enhanced multidetector computed tomography (CE-MDCT), considered the gold standard. A total of 256(More)
Scrotal hematoma is an uncommon presentation of neonatal adrenal hemorrhage. Nine previous cases of such an association have been reported in the literature, and unnecessary surgery was carried out in five of these cases. The authors report three new cases observed during a 3-year period and stress the critical role of scrotal and abdominal ultrasonography(More)
OBJECTIVES increased incidence of acute coronary events, high rate of abnormal surrogate markers of atherosclerosis and increased amount of coronary calcium have been described in HIV infected population. To expand knowledge on coronary artery disease (CAD) in HIV patients, cardiac CT scan was performed in asymptomatic subjects with low cardiovascular (CV)(More)
Localized low-energy abdominal trauma is very frequent in the pediatric population. The findings of several studies have shown that ultrasonography (US) can represent a useful and cost-effective tool in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma both in adults and children. However, many parenchymal injuries are not correctly visualized at baseline US(More)
PURPOSE To report our experience in the control of haemorrhage with the transcatheter embolisation technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1999-2001, we treated 56 patients with important pelvic trauma. Forty-two were victims of car accidents and 14 of falls from great altitudes. Twenty presented acute symptoms due to blunt pelvic trauma, with massive(More)
Over the past two decades, there has been a shift toward non-operative treatment of patients undergoing a solid organ injury, thus requiring an increasing number of imaging studies to monitor the healing of lesions, which were performed by computed tomography (CT). In consideration of the use of ionizing radiation and contrast media, nowadays there is a(More)
INTRODUCTION Different kinds of pediatric renal tumors are known, the commonest of which is Wilms' tumor or nephroblastoma; other less common tumors are nephroblastomatosis, rhabdoid malignant tumor, clear cell sarcoma, congenital mesoblastic nephroma and multilocular cystic nephroma. However, the diagnostic imaging features of all these neoplasms are very(More)
OBJECTIVE We performed a retrospective study to document the sonographic and color Doppler characteristics of lymphomatous superficial lymph nodes. METHODS We selected 130 individuals who underwent sonography, color Doppler imaging, fine-needle aspiration biopsy, and surgical removal of the nodes with the final diagnosis of lymphoma (87) and chronic(More)