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By Peter H. Arger, Carol B. Benson, Edward I., M.D. Bluth, Peter, M.D. Arger, Carol Benson, Philip W. Ralls, Marilyn J. Siegel

This new textbook makes a speciality of the function of ultrasound and the workup of often encountered scientific difficulties. Written by means of a wonderful te am of radiologists, it offers special insurance of the strengths and barriers of grey scale, colour, and Doppler sonography, and contro versial parts in ultrasound analysis. Chapters are divided into clin ical signs, giving radiologists easy accessibility to the data they wish. every one bankruptcy is followed by way of an in-depth research which incl udes a differential prognosis, diagnostic workup, and the function of ultr asound may still play within the particular medical challenge.

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B) Magnetic resonance imaging in the same patient shows a few abnormal cystic areas, with the largest corresponding to the abnormality seen on the ultrasound scan. pgs 24 6/27/07 1:27 PM Page 24 I The Abdomen dilatation, and, because of its fibrotic nature, results in portal hypertension and terminal liver failure. Associated conditions include choledochal cyst and infantile polycystic kidney disease. 29 Despite a tendency toward having childhood and adult forms of this condition, a recent overview of radiological and pathological features of Caroli’s showed a spectrum and range of appearances suggesting overlap.

Gadacz TR. Cholelithiasis and cholecystitis. In: Zuidema GD, ed. Shackelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: WB Saunders; 1991:174–185 8. Wiener SL. Acute right hypochondriac pain. In: Wiener SL, ed. Differential Diagnosis of Acute Pain by Body Region. 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1993:217–226 9. Barakos JA, Ralls PW, Lapin SA, et al. Cholelithiasis: evaluation with CT. Radiology 1987;162:415–418 10. Gelfand DW, Wolfman NT, Ott DJ, et al. Oral cholecystography vs gallbladder sonography: a prospective, blinded reappraisal.

12 HIV cholangiopathy may involve the gallbladder and biliary tree in a focal or diffuse way. 8 Ultrasound findings in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)-related cholangiopathy reveal similar biliary findings, which include intra- and/or extrahepatic duct dilatation, thickening of the wall of the extrahepatic duct, and distally tapering strictures (Fig. 9 Cytomegalovirus and cryptosporidium have been implicated as causes. In addition to the development of recurrent pyogenic cholangitis in association with parasitic infestation, certain parasites that typically reside in the gastrointestinal B (B) Corresponding computed tomography (CT) in the same patient fails to demonstrate these calculi.

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