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Sagittal view of the spleen
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:30 P.K. Srivastava

A large hypoechoic complex mass is visualized within the spleen on both ultrasound and CT warranting a biopsy which proved it to be a lymphomatous infiltration secondary to Hodgkin's lymphoma.

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Sagittal sonogram of the right lower quadrant
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 13:22 Chaitali Shah

Imaging of the right lower quaderant is provided showing a non-compressable hypoechoic structure with hyperemia and calcification and the diagnosis of acute appendicitis is discussed as well as the process of diagnosing such a condition.

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Transverse image below the level of the umbilicus
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:57 Chaitali Shah

Along with a discussion of other possible locations and presentations of metastatic lymph adenopathy, images depicting abdominal metastatic adenopathy and associated ascites are presented in the setting of diffuse abdominal pain.

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Transverse view of the gallbladder
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:49 Chaitali Shah

Imaging from a woman with acute right upper quadrant pain is shown, illustrating a thickened gallbladder wall, cholelithiasis, hyperemia, and pericholecystic fluid, constant with acute cholecystitis.

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Sagittal image of the epigastric region
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:45 Chaitali Shah

The condition of pyloric stenosis is discussed, with a presentaton of a case showing an enlarged pyloris with thickened hypoechoic mucosal layers visualized.

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Transverse Image of Right Upper Quadrant
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:40 Ross Wank

Imaging is reviewed depicting the presence of gallstones within the gallbladder as well as within the ducts, leading to the diagnoses of cholelithiasis and choledocolithiasis.

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Transverse sonogram of the liver
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:35 Chaitali Shah

A grey scale and doppler iterrogation of a TIPS shunt shows a full obstruction in the setting of a patient with hepatic cirrhosis, portal hypertension, and increasing abdominal girth due to ascites.

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Transverse gallbladder
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:34 Brian Klimas

The presence, appearance, and significance of finding cholesterol polyps, adenomyomatosis, within the gallbladder is discussed and reviewed on multiple imaging modalities.

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Longitudinal plane through right upper quadrant
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 12:24 Bruno Sagastegui Aguilar

The sonographic findings associated with pyloric stenosis are outlined and imaging showing a hypertrophic pyloris are provided in grey scale imaging and with color doppler.

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Long axis view of the gallbladder and common hepatic duct
Wed, 01/20/2010 - 11:35 Taco Geertsma

The clinical presentation and imaging results are discussed for a patient whose symptoms of jaundice, intrahepatic and extrahepatic biliary dilitation, and right upper quaderant pain are consistent with a diagnosis of mirizzi syndrome.

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