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Controversies in venous ultrasound.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9143064     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ultrasound is the principal method used for diagnosing deep venous thrombosis in the United States, and its accuracy and limitations are well known. As venous ultrasound examination has matured, several controversial issues, primarily clinical, have arisen concerning the application of this diagnostic method. This article addresses some of the more noteworthy and vexing issues, including, but not limited to (a) the need to examine both legs in patients with unilateral symptoms; (b) the role of venous ultrasound in patients with bilateral leg swelling; (c) the necessary extent of the venous ultrasound examination; (d) the importance of calf vein thrombosis; (e) the significance of negative leg veins in a patient with possible pulmonary embolus; and (f) deep venous thrombosis in patients with occult malignancy. Technical aspects of the venous ultrasound examination, and diagnostic accuracy are not described.
Authors:
J J Cronan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in ultrasound, CT, and MR     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0887-2171     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Ultrasound CT MR     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-23     Completed Date:  1997-07-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504689     Medline TA:  Semin Ultrasound CT MR     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence 02903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Humans
Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / complications
Pulmonary Embolism / radiography,  ultrasonography
Thrombophlebitis / complications,  ultrasonography*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Venous Insufficiency / ultrasonography

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