Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Phlebectasia of left Internal Jugular vein

The left internal jugular vein appears moderately dilatated as seen in these B mode and color Doppler images of the neck. This is a not so uncommon finding during routine ultrasound imaging of the neck usually for thyroid related conditions. At 16 mm. maximal diameter the left IJV appears moderately distended. The patients in such cases are usually asymptomatic.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hypoechoic nodule with high risk of malignancy

This hypoechoic left lobe thyroid nodule shows breach of the anterior layer of the thyroid capsule- a sign of potential thyroid malignancy. There is also some micro-calcification. The only point against carcinoma is the absence of significant vessels within the thyroid nodule.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

A patient of calf and leg pain- venous Doppler study

What do you feel based on these images of lower limb venous Doppler?  A patient of calf and leg pain:


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A case of ectopic right kidney

Empty right renal fossa with right kidney way down in right para-umbilical region close to IVC.

The right kidney is kissing the IVC seen in blue. Is there also a bridge of renal tissue anterior to IVC? That would suggest a horseshoe kidney.

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