Diagnostic and interventional radiology in emergency setting and glands
Preface

Diagnostic and interventional radiology in emergency setting and glands

Emergency radiology is a part of radiology that involves performing imaging examinations to obtain urgent diagnosis after a trauma, an iatrogenic injury or even a sudden and spontaneous haemorrhagic event.

Even if rarely these events involve glands, like in other districts, a correct diagnosis is mandatory to plan a treatment.

Interventional radiologists are operative radiologists that use image guidance and minimally invasive techniques to treat conditions requiring an urgent mini-invasive approach. Trans-arterial embolization or percutaneous drainages are procedures routinely performed by interventional radiologists.

In the present special issue, some radiological applications in urgent gland conditions are described. Moreover, some articles focused on the role of interventional radiology to solve haemorrhagic events and post-surgical biliary leaks. In conclusion, the aim of the present issue is to spread the role of radiology in the management of the urgencies involving glands.


Acknowledgements

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Anna Maria Ierardi
Gianpaolo Carrafiello

Anna Maria Ierardi

(Email: amierardi@yahoo.it)

Gianpaolo Carrafiello

(Email: gcarraf@gmail.com)

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Department, ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, San Paolo Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy

doi: 10.21037/gs.2019.03.04

Conflicts of Interest: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Cite this article as: Ierardi AM, Carrafiello G. Diagnostic and interventional radiology in emergency setting and glands. Gland Surg 2019;8(2):107. doi: 10.21037/gs.2019.03.04