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The value of three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular lesions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18971725     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The accurate classification of vascular lesions is important because treatment and prognosis vary from type to type. Diagnoses are based on a combination of clinical symptoms using many imaging techniques, including ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, and three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography, which is a relatively new technique. Until now, however, few studies on the clinical use of three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography reformations in vascular lesions have been published. The authors' study was designed to evaluate the value of three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular lesions.
METHODS: Therapeutic plans of 16 patients with vascular lesions were made based on their three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography images. Pathologic examinations were also performed to verify the authors' diagnoses after surgery.
RESULTS: Three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography accurate distinguished hemangiomas and vascular malformations, which was proven pathologically. The information aided much in therapeutic planning. All patients underwent complete treatment without complications.
CONCLUSIONS: The authors' study suggests that three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography is helpful in differential diagnosis of hemangiomas and vascular malformations and provides a global overview of the lesions. Three-dimensional computed tomographic angiography aids significantly in therapeutic planning.
Tingting Leng; Ximing Wang; Ran Huo; Zhaoping Cheng; Yongqiang Feng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-30     Completed Date:  2008-11-26     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1417-24     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Angiography / methods*
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Facial Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography*
Hemangioma / pathology,  radiography*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformations / pathology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods*,  standards
Erratum In:
Plast Reconstr Surg.2009 Feb;123(2):771

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