oa South African Family Practice - A review of the radiological imaging modalities of non-traumatic small bowel obstruction : research
|Article Title||A review of the radiological imaging modalities of non-traumatic small bowel obstruction : research|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Affiliations||1 King Edward VIII Hospital, 2 University of KwaZulu-Natal and 3 University of KwaZulu-Natal|
|Publication Date||May 2015|
|Pages||1 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Computed tomography, Enteroclysis, Intussusception, Radiology of bowel obstruction and Small intestinal obstruction|
Small bowel obstruction is a common clinical presentation that presents a diagnostic conundrum. Over the last 2 decades, there has been a paradigm shift in the radiological investigation of small bowel obstruction (SBO) and in the indication for and timing of surgical intervention. Cross-sectional imaging (predominantly computed tomography) has largely replaced the widespread use of radiographic small bowel follow-through studies as the imaging modality of choice for SBO. This article illustrates the current imaging modalities available for diagnosis of small bowel obstruction.
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