Sonographic appearance of the Angelchik prosthesis.

Title

Sonographic appearance of the Angelchik prosthesis.

Creator

Konez O; Nazinitsky K J; Goyal M; Collins R B; Boinapally S N

Publisher

Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU

Date

2000
2000-06

Description

The Angelchik prosthesis is a silicone-filled, doughnut-shaped device used for the surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux. This device appears on sonograms as a C-shaped, hypoechoic structure with nonspecific Doppler waveforms. Because the Angelchik prosthesis is rarely used anymore, recently trained sonographers and radiologists may misinterpret this sonolucent appearance as an unusual vascular lesion. We report a case of an Angelchik prosthesis that was incidentally noted at the gastroesophageal junction on a routine abdominal sonographic examination.

Subject

*Prostheses and Implants; Aged; Doppler; Esophagogastric Junction/*diagnostic imaging; Female; Fundoplication/*instrumentation/methods; Gastroesophageal Reflux/*therapy; Humans; Prosthesis Design; Sensitivity and Specificity; Silicones; Tomography; Ultrasonography; X-Ray Computed

Rights

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Citation

Konez O; Nazinitsky K J; Goyal M; Collins R B; Boinapally S N, “Sonographic appearance of the Angelchik prosthesis.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 17, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/2918.

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