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Ultrasonographic anatomy of abdominal lymph nodes in the normal cat

Elke Schreurs, Kathelyn Vermote UGent, Virginie Barberet UGent, Sylvie Daminet UGent, Heike Rudorf and Jimmy Saunders UGent (2008) VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND. 49(1). p.68-72
abstract
Lymph nodes are essential structures to be evaluated in an ultrasonographic examination of the feline abdomen. It was hypothesized that current technical proficiency would allow all feline abdominal lymph nodes to be identified ultrasonographically. Ten clinically normal, adult, domestic shorthair cats were examined using real-time compound ultrasonographic imaging. The medial iliac lymph nodes were visible in 100% of the cats, the jejunal lymph nodes in 90%, the hepatic lymph nodes in 70%, the aortic lumbar, the splenic, and the pancreaticoduodenal lymph nodes in 60% each, the ileocecal and the colic lymph nodes in 50% each, and the renal, the gastric, the sacral and the caudal mesenteric lymph nodes in 40%, 30%, 20%, and 10% of the cats, respectively. The inconsistent presence of lymph nodes, their poor echocontrast and interposed gas of the gastrointestinal tract explain the lower percentages of identification. The ultrasonographic length and diameter of the lymph nodes were determined. The majority of these measurements corresponded to those in the literature. We conclude that ultrasonography is a valuable tool for the identification and evaluation of most abdominal lymph nodes in the normal cat. Average ultrasonographic measurements are presented as a preliminary guideline for normal feline abdominal lymph nodes.
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journalArticle (proceedingsPaper)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
cat, abdomen, lymph nodes, ultrasonography, DOG
journal title
VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND
Vet. Radiol. Ultrasound
volume
49
issue
1
pages
68 - 72
conference name
12th Congress of the European-Association-of-Veterinary-Diagnostic-Imaging
conference location
Naples, ITALY
conference start
2005-10-05
conference end
2005-10-08
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000252331800013
JCR category
VETERINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
0.985 (2008)
JCR rank
50/133 (2008)
JCR quartile
2 (2008)
ISSN
1058-8183
DOI
10.1111/j.1740-8261.2007.00320.x
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
630252
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-630252
date created
2009-05-16 17:21:13
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2009-05-29 15:26:40
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  abstract     = {Lymph nodes are essential structures to be evaluated in an ultrasonographic examination of the feline abdomen. It was hypothesized that current technical proficiency would allow all feline abdominal lymph nodes to be identified ultrasonographically. Ten clinically normal, adult, domestic shorthair cats were examined using real-time compound ultrasonographic imaging. The medial iliac lymph nodes were visible in 100\% of the cats, the jejunal lymph nodes in 90\%, the hepatic lymph nodes in 70\%, the aortic lumbar, the splenic, and the pancreaticoduodenal lymph nodes in 60\% each, the ileocecal and the colic lymph nodes in 50\% each, and the renal, the gastric, the sacral and the caudal mesenteric lymph nodes in 40\%, 30\%, 20\%, and 10\% of the cats, respectively. The inconsistent presence of lymph nodes, their poor echocontrast and interposed gas of the gastrointestinal tract explain the lower percentages of identification. The ultrasonographic length and diameter of the lymph nodes were determined. The majority of these measurements corresponded to those in the literature. We conclude that ultrasonography is a valuable tool for the identification and evaluation of most abdominal lymph nodes in the normal cat. Average ultrasonographic measurements are presented as a preliminary guideline for normal feline abdominal lymph nodes.},
  author       = {Schreurs, Elke and Vermote, Kathelyn and Barberet, Virginie and Daminet, Sylvie and Rudorf, Heike and Saunders, Jimmy},
  issn         = {1058-8183},
  journal      = {VETERINARY RADIOLOGY \& ULTRASOUND},
  keyword      = {cat,abdomen,lymph nodes,ultrasonography,DOG},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Naples, ITALY},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {68--72},
  title        = {Ultrasonographic anatomy of abdominal lymph nodes in the normal cat},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1740-8261.2007.00320.x},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
Schreurs, Elke, Kathelyn Vermote, Virginie Barberet, Sylvie Daminet, Heike Rudorf, and Jimmy Saunders. 2008. “Ultrasonographic Anatomy of Abdominal Lymph Nodes in the Normal Cat.” Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 49 (1): 68–72.
APA
Schreurs, E., Vermote, K., Barberet, V., Daminet, S., Rudorf, H., & Saunders, J. (2008). Ultrasonographic anatomy of abdominal lymph nodes in the normal cat. VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND, 49(1), 68–72. Presented at the 12th Congress of the European-Association-of-Veterinary-Diagnostic-Imaging.
Vancouver
1.
Schreurs E, Vermote K, Barberet V, Daminet S, Rudorf H, Saunders J. Ultrasonographic anatomy of abdominal lymph nodes in the normal cat. VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND. 2008;49(1):68–72.
MLA
Schreurs, Elke, Kathelyn Vermote, Virginie Barberet, et al. “Ultrasonographic Anatomy of Abdominal Lymph Nodes in the Normal Cat.” VETERINARY RADIOLOGY & ULTRASOUND 49.1 (2008): 68–72. Print.