Ultrasonography of nodular and infiltrative lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues

R. Nessi, R. Betti, P. L. Bencini, C. Crosti, M. Blanc, C. Uslenghi

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Abstract

Ultrasonography with high-frequency probes was performed on 80 dermatological patients carrying palpable lesions of the skin. The case list included hemo- and lymphangiomas (16 cases), cysts (13 cases), Kaposi sarcomas (9 cases), and panniculitis (20 cases). All lesions underwent open biopsy and histological examination. Ultrasound yielded technically adequate images in 74/80 cases (93%). Angiomas appeared as multiple transonic cavities separated by hyperechoic septa; cysts were usually echo free or weakly echogenic, wth smooth outlines. Kaposi sarcomas corresponded to superficial hypoechoic nodules with blurred margins, while panniculitis appeared as a diffuse thickening of the subcutaneous space. When acute inflammation was present, as in most cases of erythema nodosum, a nonhomogeneous hypoechoic pattern was found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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Panniculitis
cysts
Kaposi's Sarcoma
Subcutaneous Tissue
lesions
Cysts
Ultrasonography
cancer
Lymphangioma
Erythema Nodosum
septum
Skin
transonic flow
nodules
Hemangioma
lists
margins
echoes
examination
Inflammation

Keywords

  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • Skin
  • Skin inflammation
  • Skin tumors
  • Ultrasound studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Nessi, R., Betti, R., Bencini, P. L., Crosti, C., Blanc, M., & Uslenghi, C. (1990). Ultrasonography of nodular and infiltrative lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 18(2), 103-109.

Ultrasonography of nodular and infiltrative lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. / Nessi, R.; Betti, R.; Bencini, P. L.; Crosti, C.; Blanc, M.; Uslenghi, C.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 18, No. 2, 1990, p. 103-109.

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Nessi, R, Betti, R, Bencini, PL, Crosti, C, Blanc, M & Uslenghi, C 1990, 'Ultrasonography of nodular and infiltrative lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues', Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 103-109.
Nessi R, Betti R, Bencini PL, Crosti C, Blanc M, Uslenghi C. Ultrasonography of nodular and infiltrative lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 1990;18(2):103-109.
Nessi, R. ; Betti, R. ; Bencini, P. L. ; Crosti, C. ; Blanc, M. ; Uslenghi, C. / Ultrasonography of nodular and infiltrative lesions of the skin and subcutaneous tissues. In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 1990 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 103-109.
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