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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 247-251
Sonological evaluation of abdominal organs in sickle cell crisis in Western Orissa

Department of Radiology, V.S.S. Medical College and Hospital, Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa, India

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J Mohanty
Department of Radiology, V.S.S. Medical College and Hospital, Burla, Sambalpur, Orissa
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OBJECTIVE : Sickle cell disease (SCD), being prevalent in the western belt of Orissa, the following study was undertaken to evaluate the various spectrum of abdominal sonographic findings involving the liver, spleen, gall bladder and kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS : The study included fifty patients of SCD presented with acute symptoms of sickle cell crisis. RESULTS : The most frequent US findings in the study were: hepatomegaly (72 percent), splenomegaly (64 percent) and cholelithiasis (22 percent). 22 percent of patients presented with splenic infarction, 10 percent patients showed splenic calcification. Increased bilateral renal echogenicity was observed in 16 percent of patients. CONCLUSIONS : To conclude ultrasonography is a readily accessible and non invasive method for the evaluation of different abdominal organs.

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