Inflammatory lesions of the groin

Ultrasonic evaluation

M. A. Sandler, M. B. Alpern, Beatrice Madrazo, K. F. Gitschlag

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Abstract

Sonograms of 72 patients with pain and swelling in the groin due to intravenous drug abuse were reviewed, together with 2 cases which were due to trauma. There were 27 abscesses, 36 cases of cellulitis or thrombophlebitis, 7 cases of lymphadenopathy, 3 hematomas, and 1 pseudoaneurysm. Most abscesses presented as distinct masses, while cellulitis was seen most often as soft-tissue swelling. However, 5 abscesses were manifested sonographically as diffuse soft-tissue swelling without a distinct mass, while 8 cases of cellulitis appeared as a mass. In most cases, ultrasound was able to distinguish diseases requiring surgery or percutaneous drainage from those that should respond to medical therapy. In some cases, percutaneous aspiration and/or follow-up sonograms after antibiotic therapy will be necessary for a specific diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology
Volume151
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Cellulitis
Groin
Ultrasonics
Abscess
Intravenous Substance Abuse
Thrombophlebitis
False Aneurysm
Hematoma
Drainage
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Pain
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Sandler, M. A., Alpern, M. B., Madrazo, B., & Gitschlag, K. F. (1984). Inflammatory lesions of the groin: Ultrasonic evaluation. Radiology, 151(3), 747-750.

Inflammatory lesions of the groin : Ultrasonic evaluation. / Sandler, M. A.; Alpern, M. B.; Madrazo, Beatrice; Gitschlag, K. F.

In: Radiology, Vol. 151, No. 3, 01.01.1984, p. 747-750.

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Sandler, MA, Alpern, MB, Madrazo, B & Gitschlag, KF 1984, 'Inflammatory lesions of the groin: Ultrasonic evaluation', Radiology, vol. 151, no. 3, pp. 747-750.
Sandler MA, Alpern MB, Madrazo B, Gitschlag KF. Inflammatory lesions of the groin: Ultrasonic evaluation. Radiology. 1984 Jan 1;151(3):747-750.
Sandler, M. A. ; Alpern, M. B. ; Madrazo, Beatrice ; Gitschlag, K. F. / Inflammatory lesions of the groin : Ultrasonic evaluation. In: Radiology. 1984 ; Vol. 151, No. 3. pp. 747-750.
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