Echographic Diagnosis of Lesions of the Abdominal Aorta and Lymph Nodes
The first attempts at abdominal echography were directed toward the demonstration of large parenchymal organs such as the liver and kidneys. Also, the large difference of acoustic impedance of stones and tissues suggested the possibility of making the diagnosis of gallstones and urinary stones. However, as soon as abdominal echograms of reasonable quality became available, it was obvious that the abdominal aorta could be identified readily. At about the same time, attempts were made to identify enlarged abdominal lymph nodes. In this article, the echographic diagnosis of lesions of these organs is discussed, including aspects of differential diagnosis and the present state of art in this area.
KeywordsAortic Aneurysm Abdominal Aorta Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Wall Abdominal Lymph Node
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