By Giovanni Maconi
This can be the second one, up-to-date and prolonged variation of a well-received booklet that provides a complete evaluation of ultrasonographic imaging of acute and protracted gastrointestinal ailments, together with acute stomach, appendicitis, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel ailments, neoplasms and much, infections, malabsorption syndromes, and infrequent stipulations. the price of ultrasound in every one affliction is obviously defined and illustrated, and obstacles pointed out. details can be supplied on fresh technical advancements and ultrasound purposes which are more likely to turn into of accelerating value, resembling useful and 3D ultrasound, distinction brokers and intraoperative ultrasound, elastography, and transperineal ultrasound. The authors are all distinctive specialists within the themes they tackle. Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract can be a valuable advisor in day-by-day perform not just for radiologists but in addition for gastroenterologists, belly surgeons, pediatricians, and oncologists.
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2008; Valentino et al. 2009). Normal diverticula present as hyperechoic protuberances of colonic wall with acoustic shadowing of variable intensity (Fig. 3). The sonographic appearance depends on the content of the diverticula. In most cases, the diverticula appear hyperechoic because of the air inside. Such echoic diverticula show typical air artefacts up to complete acoustic shadowing. Hyperechoic diverticula with clear acoustic shadowing are typical for a faecolith inside of the diverticulum (Fig.
However, colour signals in a thickened bowel loop do not exclude ischaemia, since non occlusive ischaemia may be present. Gynaecologic disorders such as ruptured ovarian cysts, ovarian torsion, ectopic pregnancy or pelvic inflammatory disease, can resemble acute diverticulitis in female patients but often these patients are younger. Transvaginal sonography may be helpful in obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Stone of the ureter on the left side may simulate diverticulitis. 4 Fig. 10 CT scan of a large perisigmoid abscess that is filled with contrast media (a) Any forms of colitis, such as pseudomembranous colitis, acute ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s colitis can also mimic diverticulitis.
This diagnosis is made when witnessing a combination of clinical and transvaginal sonographic signs. The most important sign is the pain above the ovary during examination. In a tubo-ovarial abscess, cystoid-hypoechogenic tubular structures can be found in transvaginal sonography. Furthermore, differential diagnoses are ruptured adnexal cysts, torque cysts or cysts with bleeding. All these pathologies may clinically mimic acute appendicitis. The most important gynaecological differential diagnosis is ectopic pregnancy.