Ultrasound as a diagnostic and interventional aid at point-of-care in dermatology clinic: a case report

Yasmin Hadian, Daniel Link, Sara E. Dahle, R. Rivkah Isseroff

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Abstract

Ultrasound is currently underutilized in dermatology practice. However, ultrasound provides clinicians with precise and unique information on cutaneous and subcutaneous lesions, while minimizing costs and complications related to more common and invasive diagnostic methods. We report a patient who presented with a tender subcutaneous mass that was diagnosed and treated using point-of-care ultrasound-guidance at the dermatology clinic. Ultrasound revealed features consistent with a ganglion cyst, which was subsequently injected with triamcinolone acetonide under ultrasound-guidance with the resolution of symptoms upon follow-up one month later. Our study demonstrates the utility of ultrasound as an effective, time-efficient diagnostic and interventional aid that can modify dermatology practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Dermatological Treatment
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2019

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Keywords

  • dermatology
  • ganglion cyst
  • subcutaneous mass
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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