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Does real-time elastography aid in differentiating canine splenic nodules?


Alder, D; Bass, D; Spörri, M; Kircher, P R; Ohlerth, S (2013). Does real-time elastography aid in differentiating canine splenic nodules? Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 155(9):491-496.

Abstract

Real-time elastography is a new ultrasonographic technology for measurement of tissue elasticity. Malignant lesions in the human breast, prostate, thyroid and lymph nodes show significantly reduced elasticity. The present study investigated the use of real-time elastography in the spleen of 22 dogs (8 benign and 6 malignant nodules, and 8 normal spleens) and results were compared to contrast-enhanced ultrasound findings. In summary, real-time elastography was neither able to differentiate benign from malignant splenic lesions, nor normal from diseased splenic tissue. No significant associations with contrast-enhanced ultrasound results were found. Real-time elastography, therefore, does not appear a useful tool for the differentiation of splenic nodules in the dog.

Abstract

Real-time elastography is a new ultrasonographic technology for measurement of tissue elasticity. Malignant lesions in the human breast, prostate, thyroid and lymph nodes show significantly reduced elasticity. The present study investigated the use of real-time elastography in the spleen of 22 dogs (8 benign and 6 malignant nodules, and 8 normal spleens) and results were compared to contrast-enhanced ultrasound findings. In summary, real-time elastography was neither able to differentiate benign from malignant splenic lesions, nor normal from diseased splenic tissue. No significant associations with contrast-enhanced ultrasound results were found. Real-time elastography, therefore, does not appear a useful tool for the differentiation of splenic nodules in the dog.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Small Animals
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2013
Deposited On:22 Jan 2014 13:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:23
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0036-7281
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0036-7281/a000498
PubMed ID:23985091

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