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The sonographic appearance of duodenal lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3517374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The sonographic findings in 17 patients with duodenal tumors and in one patient with a benign ulcer and stricture of the duodenum were reviewed. An abdominal mass was detected sonographically in all patients; in 15 of 18 cases, such lesions presented high-level central echoes and hypoechoic periphery. Identification of the duodenal origin of the disease was possible by sonography in only 16 of 18 patients: by evaluation of the relationship of the mass with abdominal vessels in eight patients; by demonstrating that the lesion was continuous with a normal duodenum in seven patients; or by demonstrating the mass within the duodenum itself in one patient. Signs and symptoms of duodenal tumors are usually nonspecific, and sonography can be used as the first imaging method in these cases. A careful analysis of the relationship of the tumor to surrounding structures may allow correct identification of its origin.
L E Derchi; T Ierace; L De Pra; L Solbiati; G Rizzatto; F Musante
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0278-4297     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ultrasound Med     Publication Date:  1986 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-06-10     Completed Date:  1986-06-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211547     Medline TA:  J Ultrasound Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  269-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis*
Duodenal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Duodenal Ulcer / diagnosis
Lymphoma / diagnosis*
Middle Aged

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