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Crohn disease in the pediatric patient: CT evaluation.
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PMID:  2014299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Computed tomographic (CT) scans and medical records of 25 children (age range, 10-18 years) with pathologically proved Crohn disease were reviewed to better define the role of CT in the management of pediatric patients with Crohn disease. CT findings included small bowel thickening (range, 5-10 mm) (n = 20), colonic wall thickening (range, 6-15 mm) (n = 15), and small bowel dilation (n = 5). Mesenteric abnormalities such as adenopathy and focal fatty proliferation were seen in 11 to 18 patients, respectively. Extraluminal complications were easily identified with CT. Abscesses were noted in seven patients, inflammatory masses in four, and perirectal or perineal inflammation in 10. Fistulas were detected in four patients. The authors conclude that CT should be the initial imaging study performed in children with known Crohn disease and a changing pattern of clinical symptoms.
A A Jabra; E K Fishman; G A Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiology     Volume:  179     ISSN:  0033-8419     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiology     Publication Date:  1991 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-15     Completed Date:  1991-05-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401260     Medline TA:  Radiology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21205.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / etiology,  radiography
Cellulitis / etiology,  radiography
Crohn Disease / complications,  radiography*
Intestinal Fistula / etiology,  radiography
Intestines / radiography*
Lymph Nodes / radiography
Radiography, Abdominal
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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