Ovarian torsion is an infrequent though important gynecological pathology.… Read More Ovarian Torsion
Veins are blood vessels that carry deoxygenated blood toward the heart (with the exception of the pulmonary and portal veins which carry oxygen rich blood to the left atrium and liver respectively). … Read More Lower Extremity Venous Duplex Protocol
The thyroid is an endocrine organ that secretes hormones that regulate
metabolism and protein synthesis.
The gland is about 10 – 20 g and butterfly shaped with 2 lobes and isthmus, 30 % of the population also have a pyramidal lobe the extends superior to the isthmus.… Read More Thyroid Ultrasound
Nephrolithiasis typically refers to stones in the Kidney though in this article we’ll cover all stones in the urinary tract.
It is a common condition that affects 1 in 10 people in the US.… Read More Nephrolithiasis (Kidney Stones)
Pilmatricoma (pilomatrixoma) Is a rare benign tumor that grows withing the subcutaneous soft tissues. it is associated with hair follicle matrix. The lesion typically presents as a painless, firm, slow growing mass most commonly seen in the head and neck, but they can also be seen in the trunk and extremities. Usually seen in children… Read More Pilomatricoma
Omphalocele and Gastroschisis fall under an umbrella of ventral/anterior thoraco-abdominal wall defects that also include bladder extrophy and ectopia cordis. Prenatal ultrasound is essential in the detection of these conditions. Fetal gut herniation is a normal part of intrauterine development. Begins at 6-8 weeks and completes by 10-12 weeks. The gut elongates or grows… Read More Omphalocele vs. Gastroschisis
Neonatal Hip Ultrasound Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip is a congenital disorder in which the acetabulum is underdeveloped or there is dislocation of the hip. Incidence of DDH is 1.5 in 1,000 it is more seen in females with a ratio of about 4:1. Indications Abnormal Physical Hip Click Breech Presentation Oligohydramnios Family history or… Read More Neonatal Hip Ultrasound
The small organ that can cause big trouble.… Read More Appendix Ultrasound
An intussusception is a medical condition in which a part of the intestine goes into another, typically the Ileum into the Ascending colon causing a intestinal obstruction. An easy way to visualize the mechanism is to imagine when you collapse a telescope, that is essentially what happens to the intestines. The part that prolapses into… Read More Intussusception
Hip Effusion (Transient Synovitis) of the hip Hip effusion as a self-limiting condition in which there is an inflammation of the inner lining (the synovium) of the capsule of the hip joint. Physical exam and radiography are common tools for diagnosis, sonography is a great tool that increases accuracy. Patients typically present with limping. In… Read More Hip Effusion