TITLE

ORAL CONTRAST ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN THE ASSESSMENT OF SMALL INTESTINE CROHN'S DISEASE, A PROSPECTIVE COMPARISON WITH CONVENTIONAL ULTRASOUND, X RAY STUDY, AND COLONOSCOPY

AUTHOR(S)
Parente, F.; Greco, S.; Molteni, M.; Sampiestro, G. M.; Gallus, S.; Bianco, R.; Porro, G. B.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Despite the usefulness of bowel ultrasonography (US) in intestinal diseases, barium enteroclysis (BE) remains the gold standard technique for assessing patients with Crohn's disease (CD) involving the ileum/ jejunum. A novel method, using oral non-absorbable solutions containing polyethylene-glycol, has been recently proposed in order to improve small bowel US visualisation. We evaluated the accuracy of oral contrast US in localising CD lesions, their extent within the bowel, and detecting luminal complications by comparison with BE and colonoscopy. Oral contrast bowel US is quite comparable to BE in defining anatomic location and extension of CD and superior to conventional US in detecting luminal complications, also reducing interobserver variability between sonographers.
ACCESSION #
13218818

 

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