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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1995 Apr;53(4):369-74.

Use of Doppler color flow imaging for differential diagnosis of vascular malformations: a preliminary report.

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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Tsukuba, Japan.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To ascertain whether Doppler color flow imaging can demonstrate the characteristics of blood flow within vascular lesions.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Two cases with vascular malformation in the soft tissues of the maxillofacial region were examined. One was an arteriovenous, high-flow type malformation involving the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and the mandible. The other was a venous, low-flow type malformation of the whole tongue. The technique used was the same as that for the extraoral approach in conventional ultrasound imaging.

RESULTS:

Doppler color flow imaging provided valuable information on the hemodynamic characteristics of the vascular malformations when comparing with other diagnostic forms of imaging, and clearly differentiated between high- and low-flow vascular lesions.

CONCLUSION:

Doppler color flow imaging was suggested to be another method in our armamentarium for differential diagnosis of vascular malformations.

PMID:
7699490
DOI:
10.1016/0278-2391(95)90706-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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