Disease in the femoral triangle: Sonographic appearance

K. F. Gitschlag, M. A. Sandler, Beatrice Madrazo, H. Hricak, W. R. Eyler

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Abstract

Twenty-nine patients had sonographic evaluation of the femoral triangle because of pain or swelling. The entities diagnosed by sonography were abscesses (seven), cellulitis (three), hematoma (five), nodal enlargement (four), aneurysm of the femoral artery (three), and thrombophlebitis of the femoral vein (seven). Both abscesses and hematomas were poorly defined primarily anechoic masses. Soft-tissue swelling but no distinct masses were present in cellulitis, and all cases of adenopathy were well defined anechoic masses. Aneurysms were also primarily well defined, pulsatile, anechoic masses except mycotic aneurysm, which may present as a primarily solid mass. The sonographic features of thrombophlebitis which has received scant attention in the sonographic literature are stressed. Findings suggest a dilated anechoic vein is characteristic of this entity. Although the sonographic findings or clinical data of many of these entities may be nonspecific, when used in combination, the correct diagnosis can usually be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-519
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume139
Issue number3
StatePublished - Oct 25 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Thrombophlebitis
Cellulitis
Thigh
Hematoma
Abscess
Aneurysm
Infected Aneurysm
Femoral Vein
Femoral Artery
Veins
Ultrasonography
Pain
Lymphadenopathy

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Gitschlag, K. F., Sandler, M. A., Madrazo, B., Hricak, H., & Eyler, W. R. (1982). Disease in the femoral triangle: Sonographic appearance. American Journal of Roentgenology, 139(3), 515-519.

Disease in the femoral triangle : Sonographic appearance. / Gitschlag, K. F.; Sandler, M. A.; Madrazo, Beatrice; Hricak, H.; Eyler, W. R.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 139, No. 3, 25.10.1982, p. 515-519.

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Gitschlag, KF, Sandler, MA, Madrazo, B, Hricak, H & Eyler, WR 1982, 'Disease in the femoral triangle: Sonographic appearance', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 139, no. 3, pp. 515-519.
Gitschlag KF, Sandler MA, Madrazo B, Hricak H, Eyler WR. Disease in the femoral triangle: Sonographic appearance. American Journal of Roentgenology. 1982 Oct 25;139(3):515-519.
Gitschlag, K. F. ; Sandler, M. A. ; Madrazo, Beatrice ; Hricak, H. ; Eyler, W. R. / Disease in the femoral triangle : Sonographic appearance. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1982 ; Vol. 139, No. 3. pp. 515-519.
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