High-resolution ultrasonography with small part probes was performed on 20 proliferative vascular lesions of the skin (3 lymphangiomas, 9 hemangiomas, 8 Kaposi sarcomas). All the lesions were submitted to histological examination. The histological cuts were made in the same planes as the ultrasound scans in order to obtain a direct comparison. The sonographic pattern of each histotype is characteristic and correlated with the corresponding histological picture. Lymphangiomas appear as large anechoic communicating cavities; hemangiomas have small hypoechoic areas separated by thin hyperechoic septa. Kaposi sarcomas possess a mixed sonographic structure with ill-defined margins. Ultrasound is proposed as a simple and harmless diagnostic aid to clinical examination of proliferative vascular lesions of the skin.
|Titolo:||Ultrasonography of proliferative vascular lesions of the skin|
|Parole Chiave:||Humans; Sarcoma, Kaposi; Adult; Hemangioma; Aged; Middle Aged; Skin Neoplasms; Ultrasonography; Lymphangioma|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
Settore MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-1990|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1346-8138.1990.tb01633.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|