Role of Ultrasound in Evaluation of Unilateral Leg Swelling (Synopsis)

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Role of Ultrasound in Evaluation of Unilateral Leg Swelling (Synopsis)

Introduction / Background
Ultraound is non invasive test and has been used in the evaluation of unilateral leg swelling , we wnat to know its exact efficacy in the leg swelling with comparing with the clinical outcome as now the venographies are seldom used , so comparitive diagnostic test cant be applied and for the sake of gold standard clinical follow up was taken
Objectives
To know the effectiveness of high resolution USG in evaluation of unilateral leg swelling
Material and Methods
Hypothesis
Ultrasound is the best modality for evaluation of unilateral leg swelling
Study Design : Descriptive Study
Sample Size : 255 patients
Sampling Method : Convenient
Duration of Study : 18 months
Inclusion Criteria
All patients with unilateral leg swelling
Exclusion Criteria
already diagnosed cases
bilateral leg sewllings
Data Collection Procedure
7-10 MHz trasnducer, patients with unilateral leg swelling, time of study june 2004 – November 2005. 314 patients, exclusion already diagnosed cases
Statistical Methods
frequencies and percentages




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