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Hypotonic duodenography--too often performed but of too little value? A comparison with conventional spot films.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  669182     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hypotonic duodenography was compared with conventional barium examination in 68 patients (70 examinations) with clinically suggested or verified disease of the pancreas or duodenum. In 13 cases (18.5%) conventional examination demonstrated the duodenal anatomy better than hypotonic duodenography. In nine cases (13%) hypotonic duodenography was superior and in 48 cases (68.5%) both techniques were diagnostically equal. It is concluded that, in only a few cases, does hypotonic duodenography add any diagnostic information to that which can be obtained with properly performed conventional examination of the duodenum.
J V Kaude
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastrointestinal radiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0364-2356     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastrointest Radiol     Publication Date:  1978 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-09-25     Completed Date:  1978-09-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611134     Medline TA:  Gastrointest Radiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-71     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use*
Duodenal Diseases / radiography*
Duodenum / radiography*
Pancreatic Diseases / radiography*
Parasympatholytics / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Parasympatholytics; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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