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Acute abdominal pain. Actual surgical aspects of sonography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3051464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The results of a prospective study show the most common causes of acute abdominal pain, and the diagnostic role of sonography in such cases is evaluated. Sonography performs three significant functions: visualization of pathologically changed organs, identification of healthy organs, and ultrasound-guided puncture of intra-abdominal collections of fluid. Affections in the right upper quadrant can be best diagnosed sonographically. Edematous pancreatitis can be easily identified; interpretation is difficult, however, in the presence of necrosis and abscesses. Therefore, computed tomography is also necessary. Sonography can differentiate between a mechanical and a paralytic ileus, but radiological examination is still necessary. In inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, sonography may be helpful for diagnosis. An aortic aneurysm can be easily identified, whereas mesenteric infarction cannot. In the future, however, the use of a duplex scan may help in recognizing this condition. Affections of the abdominal wall can be visualized well by using a high-frequency transducer.
Authors:
H Gai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical endoscopy     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0930-2794     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Endosc     Publication Date:  1988  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-31     Completed Date:  1988-10-31     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8806653     Medline TA:  Surg Endosc     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Chirurgische Abteilung, Krankenhaus Bruchsal, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abdomen, Acute / etiology*,  surgery
Biliary Tract Diseases / diagnosis
Gastrointestinal Diseases / diagnosis
Humans
Kidney Diseases / diagnosis
Pancreatic Diseases / diagnosis
Prospective Studies
Ultrasonography*

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