Doppler Ultrasonography, a Rapid Evaluation Method of the Major Risk in the Vascular Pathology
The benefit ultrasonography brings in medical practice when dubbed by a competent user is unquestionable. The following considerations support the assertion that the technique is non-invasive for the patient and the user, inexpensive, offering real-time relations as compared to other imaging and high performance techniques such as CT and MRI. In our clinical study, the four patients selected were representative for the above mentioned conclusions, being hospitalized and diagnosed sonographically with: tissue hematoma, pseudoaneurysm, arteriovenous fistula and venous thrombosis. After discharge, patients were clinically and sonographically monitored after 1, 3 and 6 months. The technique has also imposed a choice of treatment appropriate to each individual case, namely a conservative treatment for the patients with hematoma, pseudoaneurysm and arteriovenous fistula. For the patient with venous thrombosis, the prescribed treatment was medical. A surgical treatment (excision and ligation) for the pseudoaneurysm was also discussed. After a 6-month surveillance and delay, thrombosis was performed. We mention that the prognosis is also favorable after a surgical treatment when the evaluation and timing are correctly chosen.
KeywordsPseudoaneurysm Arteriovenous fistula Venous thrombosis Hematoma
The authors would like to thank the Recovery Hospital of Cluj-Napoca for letting them use the eSAOTE MyLAB 50 device for the Doppler Ultrasound technique.
Conflict of Interest
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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