Management of anterior triangle swellings in a tertiary vascular centre with emphasis on the roles of duplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram: a case series.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93894
Title:
Management of anterior triangle swellings in a tertiary vascular centre with emphasis on the roles of duplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram: a case series.
Authors:
Colleran, Gabrielle C; Cronin, Kevin C; Browne, Ann M; Hynes, Niamh; Sultan, Sherif
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, NUI Galway, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle, Ireland.
Citation:
Management of anterior triangle swellings in a tertiary vascular centre with emphasis on the roles of duplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram: a case series. 2009, 2:9112notCases J
Journal:
Cases journal
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/93894
DOI:
10.1186/1757-1626-2-9112
PubMed ID:
20062689
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Anterior triangle masses pose an important clinical dilemma. It is very difficult to distinguish the potential pathologies pre operatively by clinical and radiological assessment. CASE REPORT: The first case highlights the management of a bilateral chemodectoma, the second case is a presentation of castleman's disease and the third is that of metastatic tonsillar adenocarcinoma. All three cases had a similar presentation and radiological appearance pre-operatively. CONCLUSION: Anterior triangle masses span the clinical spectrum of pathologies from chemodectoma to castleman's disease to carcinoma. Expert vascular and radiological management is required for optimum patient care and should take place in a tertiary referral centre. Duplex US, CTA and MRA are important pre operative assessment tools to ensure that adequate information regarding the relationship of the lesion to the carotid artery is available to the operating surgeon who should have vascular expertise as deliberate practice volume has been repeatedly shown to result in improved patient outcome.
Language:
en
ISSN:
1757-1626

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dc.contributor.authorColleran, Gabrielle Cen
dc.contributor.authorCronin, Kevin Cen
dc.contributor.authorBrowne, Ann Men
dc.contributor.authorHynes, Niamhen
dc.contributor.authorSultan, Sherifen
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-08T14:56:34Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-08T14:56:34Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationManagement of anterior triangle swellings in a tertiary vascular centre with emphasis on the roles of duplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram: a case series. 2009, 2:9112notCases Jen
dc.identifier.issn1757-1626-
dc.identifier.pmid20062689-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1757-1626-2-9112-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/93894-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Anterior triangle masses pose an important clinical dilemma. It is very difficult to distinguish the potential pathologies pre operatively by clinical and radiological assessment. CASE REPORT: The first case highlights the management of a bilateral chemodectoma, the second case is a presentation of castleman's disease and the third is that of metastatic tonsillar adenocarcinoma. All three cases had a similar presentation and radiological appearance pre-operatively. CONCLUSION: Anterior triangle masses span the clinical spectrum of pathologies from chemodectoma to castleman's disease to carcinoma. Expert vascular and radiological management is required for optimum patient care and should take place in a tertiary referral centre. Duplex US, CTA and MRA are important pre operative assessment tools to ensure that adequate information regarding the relationship of the lesion to the carotid artery is available to the operating surgeon who should have vascular expertise as deliberate practice volume has been repeatedly shown to result in improved patient outcome.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleManagement of anterior triangle swellings in a tertiary vascular centre with emphasis on the roles of duplex ultrasound, computed tomography angiogram and magnetic resonance angiogram: a case series.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, NUI Galway, Galway University Hospital, Newcastle, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalCases journalen

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