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CONTRAST HARMONIC ULTRASOUND APPEARANCE OF CONSECUTIVE PERCUTANEOUS RENAL BIOPSIES IN DOGS.
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PMID:  21699618     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Ultrasound-guided percutaneous renal biopsy may be associated with complications, especially when using larger needles. Contrast harmonic ultrasound increases blood pool echo intensity, enhancing parenchymal lesions. Therefore, contrast harmonic ultrasound is a potential alternative screening method for postbiopsy renal lesions. Renal biopsies were performed using 14 G needles in 11 healthy Beagles, at three occasions: 0 ("Baseline Biopsy"; BB), 4 ("Biopsy 2"; B2), and 6 months ("Biopsy 3"; B3). Ultrasound and contrast harmonic ultrasound of biopsied kidneys were performed approximately 30 min after biopsy (week 0) at BB and B2, and repeated once every week (weeks 1-3) until normal appearance. At B3, only contrast harmonic ultrasound was performed, both immediately and 30-min postbiopsy. Contrast harmonic ultrasound images were reviewed using subjective and semiquantitative methods to describe lesions including number, shape, size, sharpness, echogenicity, and evolution. More renal lesions were detected with contrast harmonic ultrasound (22/22) compared with conventional ultrasound (14/22). The majority appeared at week 0 as hypoechoic tract(s) (27/33), the other (6/33) as ill-defined areas or area/tract combination, all having variable size, shape, and echogenicity. Seven tracts had a small subcapsular hematoma. In most kidneys, similar or gradual decrease of size and sharpness, and increased echogenicity was observed until normal appearance occurred at week 1 (1/22), week 2 (18/22), or week 3 (22/22). Two Beagles developed complications. At B3, immediately postbiopsy, tracts were hyperechoic in 9/11 kidneys, becoming hypoechoic again 30 min later. Contrast harmonic ultrasound is a valuable method to evaluate postbiopsy renal lesions in dogs.
Authors:
Hendrik Haers; Pascale Smets; Pascaline Pey; Koen Piron; Sylvie Daminet; Jimmy H Saunders
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1058-8183     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9209635     Medline TA:  Vet Radiol Ultrasound     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound.
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Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopedics, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium Department of Small Animal Medicine and Clinical Biology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ghent University, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium.
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