Ultrasound Diagnosis of Digestive Diseases

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Medical - 648 pages
During the 1970s ultrasonography developed along different paths in continental Eu rope and the English-speaking world. Whereas static imaging dominated the United Kingdom and North America, real-time examination performed by physicians was the norm in the Federal Republic of Germany and France. Francis Weill was uniquely able to bridge the gap between the two schools since he employed both techniques extensively. He made many important contributions to ab dominal ultrasonography during that decade, including the first descriptions of peri pancreatic vascular anatomy, the sonographic diagnostic features of obstructive jaun dice, and the localization of intraperitoneal fluid collections. During the past 20 years he has been working on an evolving textbook of gastroin testinal ultrasonography. This edition in English is the latest fruit of that effort. There are many textbooks of ultrasonography but very few are the work of a single author with a systematic, consistent, and thoroughly organized approach. Moreover, a work that has been crafted and refined by 20 years of clinical experience is certainly unique in this field. My relationship to this book began with the first English edition which I helped to translate from French. The current volume is a revised version of the most recent French edition, a book that we have found to be an invaluable reference in our de partment of radiological ultrasound for anyone who can manage a bit of French. I .

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Principles of Ultrasonography and Types
Other Techniques
References and Further Reading
Tissue Images
Examination Methods and Positioning
The Vena Cava
The Portal System
General Reliability of Biliary Ultrasonography
References and Further Reading
Sclerosing Cholangitis
Tumors of the Bile Ducts
Endoscopic and Intraoperative Ultrasonography

References and Further Reading
Ultrasonographically Guided Biopsy
Sonoanatomy of the Liver
Hepatic Parenchyma
Sectorial and Segmental Anatomy
References and Further Reading
Storage Diseases
Discussion of the Elementary Signs
Histologic Correlations
Metastases and Chemotherapy
Benign Tumors
The Ultrasonographic Followup of Transplanted Livers
References and Further Reading
Associated Abnormalities
Screening for Hepatocarcinoma
Congenital Cysts and Biliary Cysts
Parasitic Cysts
References and Further Reading
References and Further Reading
References and Further Reading
Peritoneal Effusions
References and Further Reading
Biliary Lithiasis and Cholecystitis
Lithiasis of the Common Bile Duct
Status of Adjacent Vessels
Liquid Collections
References and Further Reading
Migrating Collections
References and Further Reading
Tubular Structures
Pancreatic Tumors
Rare Tumors
Diagnostic Methods
Guided Therapeutic Puncture
References and Further Reading
Intraperitoneal and Retroperitoneal Abdominal Tumors
References and Further Reading
Diagnosis of the Level of Obstruction
Examination Techniques
The Pathologic Spleen
Infarcts Spontaneous Hematomas and Abscesses
The Acute Abdomen Abscesses Hematomas
Acute Abdominal Complications of AIDS
Interventional Sonology
Practical Training

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