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Cystic fibrosis: its characteristic appearance on abdominal sonography.
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PMID:  6768237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The abdominal sonograms of 24 patients with cystic fibrosis aged 8-30 years were reviewed. Most patients had abnormal scans; the number and severity of organs involved tended to increase with age. When the pancreas was identified, it was usually echogenic and small. Cholelithiasis, microgallbladder, and obstruction of the common bile duct were observed. Textural changes in the liver reflected underlying parenchymal disease; splenomegaly and portal hypertension occurred in responses to severe hepatic involvement. A few patients had thick gastric or duodenal wall.
U V Willi; J M Reddish; R L Teele
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  AJR. American journal of roentgenology     Volume:  134     ISSN:  0361-803X     ISO Abbreviation:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Publication Date:  1980 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-06-25     Completed Date:  1980-06-25     Revised Date:  2008-02-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708173     Medline TA:  AJR Am J Roentgenol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1005-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Cystic Fibrosis / diagnosis*

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