Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Ultrasound


Prevalence Of Gallstone In Relation To Age, Sex And Body Mass Index In Tikrit City

Meqdam A. Khalaf; Abdulhadi M. Jumaa; Ammar L. Hussein

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 418-423

gallstones are common diseases in many countries of the world , and incidence rate may reach about 20 % .Most cases of gallstones occur in females , the incidence rate may reach four times to one in comparison between women and men , mainly in fatty , fertile , age of forty female , gall stones are rare before age of 20 years ,but; may occur at any age . many cases are not diagnosed because they do not cause any signs or symptoms , and thus can only be diagnosed accidently by routine abdominal ultrasound.
The aim of study is to evaluate the relationship between age,sex and body mass index as risk factors for gallstone.
a cross sectional study was conducted in Tikrit city during the period from early of May to the end of October 2019 . 468 were enrolled in present study , and only 95 patients were diagnosed as a case of gallstone (29 male , 66 female). All patients attending private ultrasound clinic with different complains, data was collected by using certain questionnaire.
The results showed that, There was highly significant statistical relationship (P – value ≤0.05) between body mass index mean in both gallstone cases(26.628±5.808) and, in cases without gallstone(22.225±1.316). In the present study there was high statistically significant relation(P- value ≤ 0.05) between body mass index measurement above 25(31.97727273± 3.747859149) and measurement below 25(21.85882353± 1.616313889) in patients with gallstone.
The present study conclude that , Body mass index more than 25 considered as an important risk factor for gallstone.

Program For Diagnosing The Degree Of Urodynamic Disorders And Kidney Functions And Determining Tactics Of Managing Children With Obstructive Uropathies.

Mavlyanov Farkhod Shavkatovich; Mavlyanov Shavkat Khodzhamkulovich; Shirov Timur Furkatovich; Khayitov Ulugbek Khudzhakulovich

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 2546-2554

Background: The objective of the study is to develop a program of scoring for determining the degree of impairment of urodynamics and the preservation of renal function in children with obstructive uropathy on the basis of data from ultrasound - Doppler studies.
Methods: The work is based on the results of ultrasound and Doppler examination of 484 children with congenital obstructive uropathy. In accordance with the obtained data, a point assessment of the degree of impairment of urodynamics and preservation of renal function was carried out in 60 children with obstructive uropathies (30 children with congenital hydronephrosis and 30 children with congenital ureterohydronephrosis).
Results: Analysis of ultrasound and Doppler studies in congenital obstructive uropathy in children by comparing the data, depending on the severity and level of obstruction, revealed 3 degrees of congenital obstruction of the upper urinary tract in children. A comparative study of the urodynamics and state of the renal parenchyma, depending on the degree of obstruction, established a close relationship between the indicators of the functional state of the renal parenchyma and the degree of dilatation and disorders of the urodynamics of the upper urinary tract.
Conclusion: The developed program allows the safe and most informative methods to reliably determine the functional state of the renal parenchyma and the degree of urodynamic impairment in children with obstructive uropathy. Study Registration (ClinicalTrials.gov) ID NCT04605835.

Leukemia Recurrence Exclusively in the Breast after Stem Cell Transplant

Naziya Samreen; Shahrukh K. Hashmi; Amy Lynn Conners; Asha Bhatt; Katrina N. Glazebrook

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2018, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 41-45

Introduction: Leukemic involvement of the breast is extremely rare but constitutes an oncologic emergency. Imaging findings of T-Cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) recurrence in the breasts have not been previously described. Case Description: Patient is a 25 year old female who presented with symptoms of superior vena cava (SVC) obstruction secondary to a mediastinal mass status post biopsy demonstrating T-ALL, which was cluster of differentiation 3 (CD3) positive and B-cell lymphoma 2 (BCL-2), and 80% Ki-67 positive. She was treated with chemotherapy and post-treatment positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) demonstrated resolution of mediastinal mass, with no evidence of distant disease. She underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) in first remission. Seven months post-HSCT, patient presented with a large area of tender swelling of both the breasts with biopsy demonstrating relapsed T-ALL. Radiologic findings showed bilateral breast masses on ultrasound and mammogram, which were hypermetabolic on PET/CT. Conclusions: Breast involvement in leukemia recurrence, a very rare entity, can present with palpable masses. Mammographic findings in leukemia can include masses or architectural distortion, they are typically hyperechoic on ultrasound, and can have marked uptake on PET/CT. Oncologists, primary care providers and radiologists should be aware of leukemia presentations in the breast for prompt referral for urgent management.