Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  2

Year :  2016

ISSN Print :  0975-4407

ISSN Online :  2321-5836


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An Assessment of Angiography Used as a Diagnostic Tool in Obscure Intra Abdominal Masses

Address:   Dr. M. K. Diwakar
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Govt. Medical College, Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh)
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/2321-5836.2016.00010.0

Background : When clinically it appears impossible to opine regarding the exact nature of the lump by routine and even sometimes special investigations, such lumps are designated as “ Obscure intra abdominal masses”. Nature of study: A hospital based prospective study. Objective: Obscure intra abdominal masses have been subjected to Abdominal aortography in an attempt to diagnose them. Material and method: The procedure was carried out in patients of obscure intra abdominal masses who failed to be diagnosed even after routine and available special investigations and non-invasive procedures. Thus a total of twelve cases were included in this study. By using per-cutaneous trans femoral counter current abdominal aortography to locate the site of origin and nature of the obscure intra abdominal masses. Results and significance of Aortography: Demonstrable aortographic changes had been noted in primary malignant retro-peritoneal tumours as well as malignant tumours of the viscera which had invaded the retro-peritoneum.At the same time benign Mesothelioma had produced tumour staining while carcinoma of ascending colon and metastaic tumours had not produced any angiographic patterns.
Tumour blush, neovascularity, curvelinear stretching.
M K Diwakar. An Assessment of Angiography Used as a Diagnostic Tool in Obscure Intra Abdominal Masses. Research J. Pharmacology & Pharmacodynamics. 2016; 8(2): 55-57.
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