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Cholecystosonographic findings of clonorchiasis: Floating echogenic foci

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Abstract

Author analysed cholecystosonographic findings in 22 patients with clonorchiasis, suspected prospectively by ultrasound and proved subsequently by demonstration of eggs in the stools. Fifteen gallbladders had nonshadowing, fusiform, discrete echogenic foci measuring 3{approx}6 mm in the lumen. Among these, the echogenic foci floated spontaneously in three cases, while in twelve cases they floated by position change or a light blow by the transducer. In the rest of the seven gallbladders, the echogenic foci were at the dependent portion. In the in vitro study with a worm suspension in saline in a surgical glove, the same echogenic foci as those seen in the gallbladders were demonstrated. The echogenic foci were precipitated in the dependent portion but float with a light blow on the glove. Author conclude that the floating echogenic foci in the lumen of the gallbladder are due to adult worms of clonorchis sinensis.
Authors:
Kim, Ho Kyun [1] 
  1. Choong Joo X-ray Clinic, Choongjoo (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
Jun 15, 1989
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of the Korean Radiological Society; Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: 9 refs, 2 figs
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BILIARY TRACT; IN VITRO; PATIENTS; SURGERY; TRANSDUCERS
OSTI ID:
21163014
Country of Origin:
Korea, Republic of
Language:
Korean
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 1738-2637; DBSHAH; TRN: KR0901256039500
Submitting Site:
KRN
Size:
page(s) 440-443
Announcement Date:
Jun 02, 2009

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Kim, Ho Kyun. Cholecystosonographic findings of clonorchiasis: Floating echogenic foci. Korea, Republic of: N. p., 1989. Web.
Kim, Ho Kyun. Cholecystosonographic findings of clonorchiasis: Floating echogenic foci. Korea, Republic of.
Kim, Ho Kyun. 1989. "Cholecystosonographic findings of clonorchiasis: Floating echogenic foci." Korea, Republic of.
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title = {Cholecystosonographic findings of clonorchiasis: Floating echogenic foci}
author = {Kim, Ho Kyun}
abstractNote = {Author analysed cholecystosonographic findings in 22 patients with clonorchiasis, suspected prospectively by ultrasound and proved subsequently by demonstration of eggs in the stools. Fifteen gallbladders had nonshadowing, fusiform, discrete echogenic foci measuring 3{approx}6 mm in the lumen. Among these, the echogenic foci floated spontaneously in three cases, while in twelve cases they floated by position change or a light blow by the transducer. In the rest of the seven gallbladders, the echogenic foci were at the dependent portion. In the in vitro study with a worm suspension in saline in a surgical glove, the same echogenic foci as those seen in the gallbladders were demonstrated. The echogenic foci were precipitated in the dependent portion but float with a light blow on the glove. Author conclude that the floating echogenic foci in the lumen of the gallbladder are due to adult worms of clonorchis sinensis.}
journal = {Journal of the Korean Radiological Society}
issue = {3}
volume = {25}
place = {Korea, Republic of}
year = {1989}
month = {Jun}
}