Contrast enhanced ultrasonography versus MR angiography in aortocaval fistula: case report

@article{Bhatia2009ContrastEU,
  title={Contrast enhanced ultrasonography versus MR angiography in aortocaval fistula: case report},
  author={Mona Bhatia and Alexandra Platon and Ebrahim Khabiri and Christoph D. Becker and Pierre-Alexandre Poletti},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={376-380}
}
Aortocaval fistula (ACF) is a rare, life threatening complication of abdominal aortic aneurysms. Time to diagnosis is crucial as preoperative diagnosis and early surgical intervention significantly improve the outcome. The clinical spectrum being varied, the challenge of prompt and reliable diagnosis rests on emergency radiology. While the gold standard for detecting ACF today is CT angiography (CTA), frequently complicating renal insufficiency discourages the use of iodinated contrast making… CONTINUE READING

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