Diffuse Pancreatic Disease

Jan 22, 2019 by in GASTROINTESTINAL IMAGING Comments Off on Diffuse Pancreatic Disease

General Considerations Diffuse involvement of the pancreas can occur with various inflammatory, infective, infiltrative, or neoplastic disorders. Any pathologic process that involves the pancreas focally also can cause diffuse involvement…

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Imaging of the Scrotum

Jan 22, 2019 by in GASTROINTESTINAL IMAGING Comments Off on Imaging of the Scrotum

Technical Aspects Scrotal imaging has been one of the undeniable success stories of modern radiology. The scrotum is predominantly imaged for two clinical indications: the painless scrotal mass and the…

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Diffuse Splenic Lesions

Jan 22, 2019 by in GASTROINTESTINAL IMAGING Comments Off on Diffuse Splenic Lesions

Normal Variants and Congenital Anomalies The spleen begins to develop during the fifth week of embryogenesis when mesenchymal cells aggregate between the two leaves of the dorsal mesogastrium to form…

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Abdominal Wall Hernias

Jan 22, 2019 by in GASTROINTESTINAL IMAGING Comments Off on Abdominal Wall Hernias

Etiology Abdominal wall hernias, or external hernias (where abdominal contents protrude beyond the abdominal cavity), include inguinal, femoral, umbilical, incisional, spigelian, epigastric, lumbar, and obturator hernias. All abdominal wall hernias…

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Renal Vascular Diseases

Jan 22, 2019 by in GASTROINTESTINAL IMAGING Comments Off on Renal Vascular Diseases

Renovascular Hypertension Etiology The most common cause of renovascular hypertension is renal artery stenosis, which may be caused by atherosclerosis (70% to 90%) or less commonly by fibromuscular dysplasia (10%…

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