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Ultrasound Venous Extremity Unilateral
How can I have a ultrasound in the lower extremity that revealed venous insufficiency in the saphenous vein but no varicose vein?
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...Read more
Do I need comudin if I have Greenville filter since ultrasound found superficial thrombosis in my lower left extremity?
Greenfield Filter: A Greenfield Filter is a titanium vascular filter placed in the inferior vena cava and is designed to "capture" pieces of clots formed in the legs or pelvis that break off, thereby preventing them from traveling to the lungs. The filter does not treat in situ clots or prevent clots from propagating. ...Read more
Tsh @ 6.85, ft4 normal ultrasound: normal size, extremity heterogeneous, normal vascularity but irregular heterogeneous nodule 1.1x0.7x0.7cm. Cancer?
Not Likely: Thyroid nodules are very common. About 70% of the population has a nodule (many don't know it). About 5% of nodules are cancerous, which is why we care. If there were concerning characteristics on the ultrasound like microcalcifications, taller than wide, >1cm or increased blood flow or you have a family history or radiation exposure we like to perform an fna biopsy to check for cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc thought I had a dvt in my leg post op. ER did ultrasound and found biphasic flow in lower extremity and said pvd. I am 27yo. Is this likely?
Usually a: venous doppler ultrasound is performed to evaluate for DVT(maybe you had it done as well), but you are describing findings of an arterial doppler. Biphasic flow is abnormal and suggests PVD, as you describe. It would be every unusual for a 27 yo to have significant atherosclerotic changes unless you are diabetic or have another predisposing disorder, so you need to talk to your doc about results ...Read more
Are the symptoms of capillary thrombosis the same as general venous thrombosis? Does ultrasound screening typically check capillaries?
Is it true venous ultrasound only sees what technician decides/wants to look at? Seems very subjective. How can clots be detected properly like this?
Systematic: An ultrasound of the veins includes a systematic survey of the veins at specific levels, and using various modalities including doppler ultrasound which detects flow, and using physical compression to demostrate that the vein collapses. A certified technologist does the scan the same way every time not just randomly or at will. ...Read more
What do these ultrasound results mean? Hepatic contour smooth. Focal right 1.1 CM echogenicity is noted. Hepatopetal main portal venous flow is noted.
Nothing bad: Smooth hepatic contour means no signs of cirrhosis or mass. Echogenicity is sometimes from a vessel on end or a small hemangioma. These are not cancerous or anything to worry about. Hepatopedal means the blood flow to the liver is in the correct direction. In some diseases the flow is reversed or there is loss of flow so this is why they noted the flow direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know venogram is gold standard, but wow accurate is venous ultrasound below the knee? Is it really operator dependent and 50-85% accurate?
Very accurate : Ultrasounds are operator dependent . But below the knee . If the vessels are seen and flow seen no clots. The question is really what to do with clots there. Some treat others don't . The study can be repeated to see if there is progression of the clots. Either way a very good study. Venogram is not without risk ...Read more
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