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The lower panel demonstrates the lesion in the supraclavicular area on conventional ultrasonography. Encapsulated cystic lesion with hyperechogenic areas inside being in constant movement. The upper panel shows largely decreased elasticity of the peripheral part of the lesion on sonoelastographic examination.

Subcutaneous Lesion in an Oncologic Patient

A 40-year-old Caucasian woman presented to our university hospital after she noticed a mass in the right supraclavicular area. The lump was easily palpable, sized 1-1.5 cm, firm, and rather immovable, with surrounding edema (Figure 1). She had noticed the lesion approximately 2 weeks earlier, and during that time the mass was gradually enlarging. Her personal […]

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Inferior vena cava respirophasic diameter variations between expiration (1:1.6 cm) and inspiration (2:1.2 cm). The top 2-dimensional image shows the correct ultrasound plane approximately 2 cm distal to the inferior cavo-atrial junction for M-mode measurements shown below.

Tele-Ultrasound to Guide Management of a Patient with Circulatory Shock

A 65-year-old man with a medical history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and ethanol abuse presented to the emergency department with tachypnea, tachycardia, and an altered mental status. He was hypotensive at 90/60 mm Hg. Examination of the patient showed confusion and decreased left-sided breath sounds. The serum laboratory values were significant for a urea […]

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(A) Patient abscess with internal loculations (arrow). (B) Patient abscess with tracking (arrows).

Primary Care Management of Skin Abscesses Guided by Ultrasound

Primary care providers often manage skin abscesses in the outpatient setting. Estimating the size and depth of an abscess, and distinguishing abscess from cellulitis by clinical examination can be challenging due to surrounding firm tissue induration. Definitive treatment of abscess requires incision and drainage, and the approach chosen may be altered by abscess size, depth, […]

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