MALS ultrasound findings

Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is an un-common cause of chronic mesenteric ischemia. In this syndrome, the proximal part of the celiac trunc is com-pressed by the median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm during expiration [1,2]. Eventually, the patients present with symptoms such as postprandial epigastric pain and weight loss. Here, we report two cases with MALS diag-nosed primarily by ultrasonography The Ultrasound findings in MEDIAN ARCUATE LIGAMENT SYNDROME show. a) Elevated PSV of > 10 cm/S, deflection angle > 10° and a retrograde common hepatic artery flow. b) Elevated PSV of > 50 cm/S, deflection angle > 20° and a antegrade common hepatic artery flow. c) Elevated PSV of > 100 cm/S, deflection angle > 40° and a antegrade common. Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a difficult diagnosis to obtain in a majority of patients. Most patients have had extensive workups or various surgical procedures for postprandial abdominal pain. A patient with suspected compression of the celiac artery should undergo a mesenteric ultrasound with evaluation of artery velocities Benjamin Lipshultz, M.D. wrote the first composite study in 1917 on the anatomical variations of the celiac artery seen during dissections. Contributing to the findings was Dr. PT Harjola who first described MALS in 1963 as a combination of both clinical and radiologic images in a patient with mesenteric ischemia from extrinsic compression of the celiac artery Although the diagnosis of median arcuate ligament syndrome is traditionally made by using catheter angiography, the condition has been observed with Doppler ultrasound and CT (, 4 9). New thin-section multidetector CT scanners, along with 3D software, have greatly improved the ability to obtain high-resolution images of the aorta and its.

The definitive finding for the diagnosis of MAL syndrome is focal narrowing of the proximal celiac axis with a characteristic hooked appearance caused by the inferior displacement of the celiac artery by the MAL . Stenosis of the celiac artery is more obvious on its superior aspect where it indented upon by the MAL Even though there are no unique physical exam findings to MALS, an epigastric bruit may be observed in up to 35% of the symptomatic patients. 3 In our patient, her abdominal pain was diffuse and she was tender to palpation on the epigastric area. Abdominal bruit was absent Patients are then screened with mesenteric duplex ultrasound. Positive findings demonstrate elevated blood flow velocities (PSV=peak systolic velocity) in the celiac artery greater than 200 cm/sec and an end diastolic velocity (EDV) greater than 55 cm/sec

Celiac artery compression syndrome, also known as median arcuate ligament syndrome, Dunbar syndrome, or Harjola-Marable syndrome, is a rare condition characterized by upper abdominal pain in the setting of compression of the celiac trunk by the diaphragmatic crurae.. Although well-recognized as a clinical entity, there remains some controversy regarding this condition due to the relatively. Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a rare condition where the celiac artery is compressed by the ligament, uniting the diaphragmatic crura of the aortic hiatus. Patients mostly present with abdominal symptoms. We present a case of a 51-year-old male who presented with abdominal pain. The patient was evaluated with a computed tomography (CT) scan of the abdomen and found to have celiac. Ultrasound - Mesenteric Artery Protocol median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) • Suspected aneurysm of the mesenteric, hepatic, or splenic arteries • Always review any prior imaging, making note of abnormalities or other findings requiring further evaluation. Note relevant history (example: fibromusculardysplasia).

Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a condition in which the median arcuate ligament presses too tightly on the celiac artery (a major branch of the aorta that delivers blood to the stomach, liver, and other organs) and the nerves in the area (celiac plexus). Ligaments are bands of tissue that connect one bone or cartilage to another OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to identify duplex ultrasound (DUS) or computed tomography angiography (CTA) imaging findings that can predict clinical response to laparoscopic release of the median arcuate ligament (MAL) in patients with celiac artery compression Objective: The objective of this study was to identify duplex ultrasound (DUS) or computed tomography angiography (CTA) imaging findings that can predict clinical response to laparoscopic release of the median arcuate ligament (MAL) in patients with celiac artery compression. Methods: There were 299 patients who were evaluated for MAL syndrome (MALS) between January 2009 and November 2015 Patients who think they may have MALS are scheduled for a screening mesenteric ultrasound. This ultrasound can measure the blood flow through the celiac artery and confirm whether the blood vessel is being compressed The findings of focal narrowing of the proximal celiac artery with poststenotic dilatation, indentation on the superior aspect of the celiac artery, and a hook-shaped contour of the celiac artery support a diagnosis of MALS. These imaging features are exaggerated on expiration, even in normal asymptomatic individuals without the syndrome

Signs and symptoms of MALS include: Pain in the upper middle stomach area, which may go away when leaning forward Stomach pain after eating, exercising or shifting body position Fear of eating food due to pain, leading to significant weight loss — usually greater than 20 pounds (9.1 kilograms Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS) may appear. The Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) also known as Celiac artery compression syndrome or Dunbar's Syndrome, in reference to the person who first described this arteriographic finding (1), is a controversial entity and rare cause of abdominal pain. Images for this section

Ultrasound findings in Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome

DU velocities and AA findings were typical of MALS and a stent placed in the CA did not reduce pain. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided celiac plexus block provided transient relief (Fig 3). Later, successful surgical release of MAL was confirmed by intra-operative DU Antenatal ultrasound may falsely overdiagnose the condition if performed before 18 weeks, as the vermis has not properly formed. MRI. MRI is the modality of choice for the assessment of Dandy-Walker malformation, although both CT and ultrasound will demonstrate the pertinent features. Classically Dandy-Walker malformation consists of the triad of

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Abstract Median arcuate ligament syndrome is considered as rare syndrome manifested by variety of symptoms. Aim of the Work: To assess the presence of asymptomatic patients showing the typical color duplex ultrasound and CT angiographic features of MAL syndrome and the impact of these findings on the pathogenesis and management of the syndrome The Hook sign of median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) represents the hook or J shape of the proximal celiac axis/artery due to extrinsic compression by the median arcuate ligament [].This compression is caused during the expiratory phase due to inferior movement of the median arcuate ligament (therefore also called the celiac artery compression syndrome) Abdominal imaging studies were evaluated for five findings. First, size abnormalities of the liver, spleen, kidneys, and pancreas were noted using age-based normal sizes of the liver, spleen, and kidneys from a prior report by Konuş et al. [11]. Second, parenchy - mal abnormalities of the solid organs, which were defined as het The classic clinical manifestations of MALS include chronic postprandial epigastric pain, nausea, and loss of weight due to dynamic compression of the celiac artery [].However, this anatomical anomaly is asymptomatic in up to 85% of patients and may be incidentally encountered on CT examinations performed for unrelated reasons [1, 5, 6].The mechanism of pain is still debated The compression of the proximal part of the celiac trunk by median arcuate ligament of the diaphragm during expiration is defined as median arcuate ligament syndrome. It is a rare cause of chronic mesenteric ischemia. We report two cases with this syndrome, primarily diagnosed by Doppler ultrasound. The diagnosis was confirmed with digital substraction and computed tomography angiography in.

Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a rare disorder that is though there are no unique physical exam findings to MALS, an epigastric bruit may be observed in up to 35% of the symptomatic patients.3 In our patient, her abdominal pain MALS on ultrasound.6, Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a rare benign condition typically affecting young females. It usually presents with abdominal symptoms of pain, nausea, and unintentional weight loss. They are usually diagnosed incidentally on CT of the abdomen done for abdominal pain. Here we present a rare case of MALS which presented with an anginal type of chest pain without any abdominal. Median arcuate ligament found at T12-L1; bridges right and left crus of diaphragm, anterior to aorta and above celiac artery origin. In celiac artery compression syndrome, ligament lies slightly lower than T2/L1 level and crosses over anterior aspect of proximal celiac artery. Size: Focal stenosis/kinking Diagnosis of median arcuate ligament syndrome. Median arcuate ligament syndrome is diagnosed by combining the clinical story, physical findings and non-invasive testing: Physical findings in median arcuate ligament syndrome - Epigastric tenderness and a possible mesenteric bruit. The bruit may change with respiration

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  1. Health Update July 2020: MALS Diagnosis. Laurie Dupnock / July 22, 2020. This year has been nothing short of madness, as I'm sure you can agree. Everything that's happened in the past six months since my last update ( check-up at Cleveland Clinic) has me feeling like I've been dropped into another life. There have been countless changes.
  2. Vascular compression syndromes are rare alterations that have in common the compression of an arterial and/or venous vessel by contiguous structures and can be congenital or acquired. The best known are the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Nutcracker Syndrome, May-Thurner Syndrome, and Dunbar Syndrome. The incidence of these pathologies is certainly underestimated due to the non-specific clinical.
  3. al symptoms. Accepted treatment options are open release of median arcuate ligament, laparoscopic release of edian arcuate ligament, robot-assisted release of median arcuate ligament and open vascular treatment. Here we aimed to evaluate the central priority of open vascular therapy in the treatment of median arcuate ligament.
  4. al pain accentuated by meals and weight loss associated with nausea, vomiting and gastroparesis. Abnormal gastric electrical rhythm has also been reported. Abdo
  5. Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) is a rare clinical entity caused mainly by extrinsic compression of the celiac axis by the median arcuate ligament (MAL). Severe celiac artery stenosis can lead to the development of collateral circulation, aneurysms, and, rarely, superior mesenteric artery (SMA) dissection. The treatment of MALS involves the surgical release of the MAL
  6. 558 Deniz Akan et al Doppler ultrasound diagnosis of an unusual variant of median arcuate ligament syndrome ligament, angle-adjusted peak-systolic velocities within the SMA in the supine and erect position were measured: 252.6 cm/sec and 187.2 cm/sec, respectively, which was likely due to a tolerable extrinsic compression (fig 2a,b)

Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome: Evaluation with CT

MALS is an isolating medical condition because it can be challenging to diagnose, and because its rarity means that very few clinicians have first-hand knowledge or are up to date on the latest research. The team approach is the best approach to managing MALS symptoms, securing a MALS diagnosis, finding the right surgeon, and having strong. My MALS was diagnosed based on exclusion of tests as follows. My Abdominal Ultrasound showed abnormalities of my liver and my gallbladder #1, My Gastric Emptying Study came back mildly delayed #2, a HIDA scan reveled that my Gallbladder was functioning at only 14% when it should be at about 60% #3 (Sadly it was removed), I'm unable to bend my core or rotate my core without severe nausea. mal baseline ultrasound scans.10 Contrast appears to have use in improving images of vessels diffi-cult to adequately capture using traditional ultra-sound techniques, such as the iliac arteries, the superficial artery in the adductor canal, the trifur-cation vessels, and the plantar arteries. Contras Background. Median arcuate ligament (MAL) is a fibrous arch formed at the base of diaphragm at the level of T 12 where the right and the left crura join on either side of the aortic hiatus. The ligament usually forms the anterior border of the aortic hiatus (figures 1 and 2).In certain people, there will be abnormal low insertion of the ligament causing indentation on the coeliac artery and. Posted by Kari Ulrich, Alumna Mentor @kariulrich, Dec 26, 2016. I am looking for other patients that have been diagnosed with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. Although it is caused by compression of the celiac artery many people experience abdominal pain after eating, diarrhea, food avoidance. Usually the first doctors they see are GI doctors

The usual protocol for the 3.0 with both inspiration and expiration.1 With median arcuate ligament syndrome, the abnor- mal Doppler findings as described are seen with expiration, but findings are normal with Figure 2 These findings were thought to be consistent with median arcuate ligament syndrome, and the patient underwent laparoscopic release of the ligament and then celiac ganglionectomy. An intraoperative ultrasound revealed strong flow in the celiac trunk after ligamentous release

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  1. Intravascular ultrasound revealed far greater stenosis than did the initial imaging methods and confirmed a diagnosis of median arcuate ligament syndrome. In lieu of surgery, the patient underwent a celiac ganglion block procedure that substantially relieved her symptoms
  2. Median arcuate ligament (MAL) may compress the coeliac trunk inducing median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS). MALS is a risk factor for hepatic artery thrombosis (HAT) Gruber et al compared the ultrasonography findings between 6 patients with MALS and 20 normal persons. ultrasound, and also with the measurement of vascular velocity..
  3. Superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) is a digestive condition that occurs when the duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) is compressed between two arteries (the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery). This compression causes partial or complete blockage of the duodenum. Symptoms vary based on severity, but can be severely debilitating
  4. Spleen can have a wide range of anomalies including its shape, location, number, and size. Although most of these anomalies are congenital, there are also acquired types. Congenital anomalies affecting the shape of spleen are lobulations, notches, and clefts; the fusion and location anomalies of spleen are accessory spleen, splenopancreatic fusion, and wandering spleen; polysplenia can be.

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  1. new methods of categorising ultrasound findings currently being undertaken. Introduction Acuteappendicitisisthemost commonsurgical emergency inAustralia, accounting for almost 10%of emergentsurger-ies.1 Ultrasound is an important first-line imaging tool in children with suspected appendicitis due to the lack o
  2. Key words: ULTRASOUND, PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS, TRISOMY 18, HAND, HEART, EXOMPHALOS ABSTRACT Fetal trisomy 18 is the second most common multiple mal-formation syndrome. We present four cases of trisomy 18 with multiple sonographic abnormalities at 13 and 14 weeks of gestation. These cases demonstrated that feta
  3. Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome Ultrasound assessment: Measure PSV in end-inspiration and end-expiration Elevated celiac axis PSV during end expiration in symptomatic patients raises possibility of MAL syndrome. Horton, KM Radiographics 2005:25:117
  4. I was diagnosed with MALS in 2013. I was diagnosed by ultrasound. I was diagnosed with MALS before I was diagnosed with POTS and EDS. I do hear of many people who have all three. I had open surgery to cut the median arcuate ligament and release the compression artery. Dr. Eric Kortz did the surgery at Swedish Hospital in Denver, CO
  5. al ultrasound is done to view structures inside the abdomen. It's the preferred screening method for an abdo

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Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), which results from compression of the median arcuate ligament (MAL), is a rare cause of abdominal pain and weight loss. Treatment is dissection of the MAL; however, the laparoscopic procedure is not yet established and it involves the risk of major vascular injury, especially in cases with an anomaly. A 47-year-old man was evaluated at the hospital for. Twin growth discordance was demonstrated to be a risk factor for adverse perinatal outcomes, and prenatal ultrasonographic methods were utilized to predict twin growth discordance to improve outcomes. The results currently reported are not consistent due to the poor unified parameters and gestational durations. A total of 71 dichorionic twins with growth discordance and 346 dichorionic twins.

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Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), also known as celiac artery compression syndrome, was first described in 1963 [].The pathophysiology, diagnosis, and optimal treatment of MALS are often the subjects of much controversy [].The median arcuate ligament is a fibrous band that connects the right and left crura that cross over the aorta cephalad to the celiac artery (Fig. 1) ultrasound applications used and their associated find-ings in COVID-19 patients. Future systematic research is needed to clarify the above associations between ultrasound findings and presence of illness, prognostication of illness severity, and ultimate patient outcomes. Panelists emphasized that while ultrasound findings are often characteristi Some findings from the ultrasound may make the health care provider suspect a baby may have tetralogy of Fallot. If so, the health care provider can request a fetal echocardiogram to confirm the diagnosis. A fetal echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart of the fetus. This test can show problems with the structure of the heart and how the. Celiac artery compression at its origin by diaphragmatic crura was observed by Lipshultz in 1917. 7 The first clinical case of MALS was reported in 1963. 8 Doppler ultrasound of abdomen is used for screening and lateral aortic angiography is considered to be the gold standard investigation, in cases where MALS is suspected. 9,10 Even though 13%.

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A Doppler ultrasound is a quick, painless way to check for problems with blood flow such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Find out what it is, when you need one, and how it's done Median arcuate ligament syndrome is a less common cause of chronic mesenteric ischemia that may affect younger patients. The ligament is a fibrous arch which lies above the SMA and anterior to the aorta at the L1 level. US-CT findings correlations. Crit Ultrasound J. 20135(Suppl 1):S7. Hagspiel K, Flors L, Hanley M, et al. Computed. A kidney ultrasound is a noninvasive diagnostic exam that produces images, which are used to assess the size, shape, and location of the kidneys. Ultrasound may also be used to assess blood flow to the kidneys. Ultrasound uses a transducer that sends out ultrasound waves at a frequency too high to be heard. The ultrasound transducer is placed. Abn findings on dx imaging of abd regions, inc retroperiton; Abnormal abdominal ct scan; Abnormal abdominal imaging; Abnormal abdominal mri; Abnormal abdominal ultrasound; Abnormal computerized tomography of abdominal wall; Abnormal computerized tomography of pelvis; Abnormal magnetic resonance imaging of pelvis; Abnormal pelvic ct scan; Abnormal pelvic mri; Abnormal ultrasound of abdomen; Ct. Raynaud's phenomenon (also called Raynaud's disease or Raynaud's syndrome) is a disorder that affects the blood vessels in the fingers and toes. Blood vessels in the nose, lips or ear lobes may also be affected. Learn about Raynauds Phenomenon symptoms, diagnosis and treatment from the No. 1 heart center in the nation

Introduction • Malrotation refers to a group of congenital anomalies resulting from aberrant intestinal rotation and fixation. • Incidence : 1/6000 live births • No sex/race predilection. 4. Normal rotation of gut Stages of Normal Rotation Herniation Rotation Retraction Fixation. 5 The present systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive analysis of the available literature reporting ultrasound findings in NMS in PD population. Given the expanding awareness of non-motor complaints in PD, we believe that such a review was necessary to better delineate the usefulness of ultrasound in the diagnosis and understanding of. Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS) describes the clinical presentation associated with direct compression of the celiac artery by the median arcuate ligament. The poorly understood pathophysiologic mechanism, variable symptom severity, and unpredictable response to treatment make MALS a controversial diagnosis Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), also known celiac axis compression syndrome, celiac artery (CA) significance of some findings [4]. However, newer studies MRA or duplex ultrasound scan) of CA-blood flow wer

Ultrasonographic findings of liver abscess Abdul Samad Sakijan, MBBS(Mal), DMRD(Lon), FRCR(UK) Department ofRadiology, Faculty ofMedicine, UKM, 50300 KualaLumpur Summary The initial sonograms of 201 liver abscesses in 165 patients were reviewed. Most abscesses were in the right lobe (84%), round in shape (83%) and with well defined margins (70%. After this ultrasound the sonographer told me she would write to the surgeon and let him know her findings. Within half an hour of leaving the hospital I had a call off the surgeons secretary, she wanted me to book an appointment on his first day back in consults, literally his first appointment at 9am Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MAL) or celiac axis compression syndrome (CACS) is a rare etiology of chronic abdominal pain. Traditional treatment of this syndrome is surgery. We report a case of median arcuate ligament syndrome with a severe compression of the celiac trunk, which was successfully treated by angioplasty with stenting Ultrasound is very useful in diagnosing a hypertrophic pyloric stenosis and a malrotation. In case of a hypertrophic pyloric stenosis the hypertrophic muscle is clearly visible. In this case the ultrasound image of the distal gastic antrum and duodenal bulb does not show a hypertrophic muscle. Also the contrast examination shows a normal.

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Evidence Review A search of PubMed (1995-September 28, 2015) was conducted, using the key terms median arcuate ligament syndrome and celiac artery compression syndrome. Findings Typically a diagnosis of exclusion, MAL syndrome involves a vague constellation of symptoms including epigastric pain, postprandial pain, nausea, vomiting, and weight loss when cranial findings were being fully characterized and recognized. Current ultrasound studies reporting sensi- made for systematic screening by ultrasound. For opti- mal results, such a screening ultrasound scan would ideally be performed at about 18 menstrual weeks, and by a referral center or dedicated ultrasound center.. In 22 (73 percent) of the 30 patients with temporal arteritis, ultrasonography showed a dark halo around the lumen of the temporal arteries. The halos disappeared after a mean of 16 days (range, 7. USG findings: We concentrated on 3 ultrasound findings and the presence of any 2 of these findings was taken as a positive indication of presence of a stress fracture. 1) Periosteal elevation/Subperiosteal hematoma. 2) Cortical thickening at the point of maximum tenderness. 3) Break in continuity/step defect of the echogenic corte portal vein. This is a normal finding but on follow-up evaluation a change in direction of flow (from hepatofugal to hepatopetal) can be indicative of a stent malfunction. 4. Focal changes in the velocity of blood flow through the shunt (increased ve locity) can be suggestive of a shunt stenosis. A decrease in shunt velocity a

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Median arcuate ligament syndrome in 72-year-old male patient. imaging techniques including Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography, The CT findings characteristic of MALS may not be appreciated on axial images alone. Sagittal plane in CT angiography is optimal for evaluating the focal narrowing of celiac axis Ultrasound Findings. Abnormal common femoral vein Doppler waveforms indicating proximal obstruction. Abbreviated - Lower Extremity Duplex Only. Bilateral duplex of the femoropopliteal, tibial and saphenous veins. Clinical Indications for DVT. Limb pain, swelling, or tenderness MAL Large pleural effusion Compressed mobile underlying lung with scalloped border Other Lung and pleural tumours, pulmonary infarction Left Lateral Left Postero Lateral Left Posterior Other (e.g. echo, IVC, deep veins) Comments & Conclusion Lung ultrasound findings should not be used in isolation Celiac artery compression syndrome, also known as median arcuate ligament syndrome, is a condition where a muscular fibrous band of the diaphragm, the median arcuate ligament, compresses the celiac axis, which supplies blood to the upper abdominal organs. Heading


16 Ultrasound Evaluation Before and after Hemodialysis Access. Ultrasound can be extremely useful in the evaluation of the many problems facing the hemodialysis patient. It is a noninvasive technique that can show more vascular detail than physical examination, without the risk for phlebitis or contrast reaction from conventional venography ARNOLD CHIARI TYPE II MALFORMATION . The Arnold- Chiari malformation is a defect in which the brainstem is drawn down into the foramen magnum due to tethering and traction of the spinal cord (usually due to an open spinal defect). The brain herniation results in external compression of the IV ventricle, which in turn disrupts normal CSF. Doppler ultrasound uses sound waves to detect the movement of blood in vessels, specifically the movement of red blood cells. Those sound waves then are reflected back towards the ultrasound probe that is on the maternal abdomen, when the sound comes in contact with the red blood cells. By comparing the character of the sound waves sent by the.


The ultrasound findings of 100 patients with chloedocholithiasis documented by cholangio­ graphy and/or surgery were reviewed retrospec­ tively. Common duct stones were detected in 45% of patients. This detection rate which is comparable with most series confirmed the lack of reliability of ultrasound in the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis ore detailed impression of the spatial arrangement of focal breast masses. Therefore, we carried out this study to assess the efficacy of 3D-US diagnostic techniques for the detection of breast cancer using systemic analyses. We searched the MEDLINE, Pubmed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library for using 3D-US for the diagnosis of breast cancer. The terms used were three-dimensional ultrasound. Dr. Berlin is Vice Chairman, Department of Radiology, NorthShore University Health System, Skokie Hospital, Skokie, IL, and Professor of Radiology, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL.. Communication of a diagnosis so that it may be beneficially utilized may be all together as important as the diagnosis itself. 1 Women are entitled to know the results of their examinations Doppler ultrasound of the kidneys. renal artery stenosis, renal artery thrombosis, renal vein thrombosis, nutcracker syndrome. The normal adult kidney is bean shaped with a smooth convex contour anteriorly, posteriorly, andlaterally. Medially, the surface is concave and known as the renal hilum. The renal hilum is continuous with a central. It is assumed that these CT findings can be extrapolated to ultrasonography. Enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes (short axis > 5 mm) were found in 33 (54%) of the 61 children. The majority of the enlarged mesenteric lymph nodes were found in the right lower quadrant (88%)