By Dr. Jean-Noël Bruneton, Michel Benozio, Michel Bléry, Hassen A. Gharbi, Bernard Senecail, Van Tran-Minh (auth.)
This is often the 1st publication committed completely to ultrasonography of the spleen. Its specific worth to the reader might be defined by way of numerous components: to begin with, ultrasonography is the 1st exam to be played after actual exam; secondly, splenic ultrasound might be played quickly in emergency settings and in an infectious context; thirdly, it's a beneficial process for epidemiological paintings in areas akin to Africa, the place parasitoses are endemic; and, eventually, it's invaluable for the work-up of neoplasms. The publication is split into chapters overlaying basic sonoanatomy of the spleen, congenital malformations, splenic trauma, tumors, infections, and involvement in parasitoses. In all chapters, some great benefits of ultrasound exam are in comparison with these of different imaging thoughts, and the function of ultrasonography in recommendations for splenic exploration is outlined as a functionality of the scientific atmosphere. The ebook thereby permits optimum usage of ultrasonography in keeping with an intensive realizing of splenic pathology.