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Sonic silhouetting of the aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7455525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The diagnosis of diseases involving and arising from structures around the abdominal aorta has been described. Sonic silhouetting of the wall of the aortic due to lymphomatous involvement of the para-aortic lymph nodes is well known. It may be found with metastatic para-aortic lymphadenopathy, retroperitoneal fibrosis and pancreatic carcinoma where the tumor is adjacent to the aortic wall. Sonic silhouetting of the aorta associated with a pancreatic mass indicates malignancy. Extensive sonic silhouetting due to pancreatic carcinoma can have the appearance of a clot containing abdominal aortic aneurysm.
M C Hill; M B Isikoff; C Weiner
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista interamericana de radiología     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0034-9704     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Interam Radiol     Publication Date:  1980 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-24     Completed Date:  1981-03-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708012     Medline TA:  Rev Interam Radiol     Country:  PERU    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal
Aortic Aneurysm / diagnosis*,  etiology
Lymphatic Diseases / complications,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / complications,  diagnosis

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