Friday, March 27, 2015

Case of hematuria- left ureteric calculus

Left ureteric/ ureteral calculus as a possible cause of hematuria in this patient:
Left hydronephrosis and left hydroureter

For more such cases of ureteral stones see:

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

polycystic ovaries with marked enlargement

This young woman has markedly enlarged ovaries with ovarian volume well in excess of normal measurements. The follicles are all less than 10 mm. in size. All features suggesting classic Polycystic ovary disease or PCOD as it is also known.

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ductus venosus attempt in a patient who won't cooperate

What happens when we attempt duplex ultrasound imaging of the ductus venosus in a 3rd trimester pregnancy who just cant hold her breath?
These images tell the story:

During cessation of respiration (breath holding):

Observe the nice tracing/ waveform

And when the patient continues respiratory activity:
Note the interruption of the waveform. Possibly the sampling gate has shifted to another nearby vessel. 

Monday, October 06, 2014

The brain's natural GPS system

This year's (2014) Nobel prize for medicine was awarded for the discovery of the function of a relatively poorly known part of the human (and animal) brain called the hippocampus. Studies by the Nobel award winning scientists show that the hippocampus is responsible for the function of locating and guiding humans through various geographical locations.
Just when we docs and medics thought we knew it all, we discover that we knew ever so little, after all.
But that applies to all of science. :-)
Read what the BBC has to say about it:

Also a report in the NY Times: