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Mr. S is a 72-year-old gentleman in good health who presented to his primary care physician with lower back pain and fatigue, a common complaint. Initial laboratory workup revealed a low red blood cell count and a CT scan was ordered to evaluate. The CT scan showed a spontaneous, contained bleed around his right kidney […]
Mr. M, a 65-year-old retired teacher, went to his primary care physician for his first Medicare preventative visit. He was found to have elevated liver enzymes and chronic hepatitis C. After completing treatment for hepatitis C, the virus was completely eradicated. However, unfortunately, the virus caused irreversible damage to the liver, and Mr. M began […]
Joey is a pleasant 5-year-old boy who was recently diagnosed with severe hypertension (high blood pressure) — an unusual finding for a child. An ambulatory blood pressure monitor confirmed blood pressures of between 140 and 150 mmHg systolic, and between 90 and 100 mmHg diastolic. By comparison, normal values for a 5-year-old boy would be […]
CEUS shows hepatic artery perfusion after liver transplant, helping patient avoid CT and second surgery
Attending Physician, Department of Ultrasound in Medicine, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.
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