Intestinal ischemia: comparison of plain radiographic and computed tomographic findings.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • This article illustrates the radiographic and CT findings in 14 patients with proved intestinal ischemia or infarction. Gaseous bowel distention, thumbprinting and pneumatosis were the most frequent radiographic findings; intestinal distention, thickening of the bowel wall, engorgement of mesenteric vessels, and pneumatosis, the most frequent CT findings. The authors conclude that CT offers major advantages for evaluating patients suspected of having intestinal ischemia or infarction.
  • Published In

  • Radiographics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Lund EC; Han SY; Holley HC; Berland LL
  • Start Page

  • 1083
  • End Page

  • 1108
  • Volume

  • 8
  • Issue

  • 6