Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2011
Pictorial Review of the Radiological Features of Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) Ischaemia
Presented in 2011
Mustafa Abbas MBChB, Abstract Co-Author: Nothing to Disclose
Dibuseng Pauline Ramaema MBBCh, Presenter: Nothing to Disclose
The aim is : 1) to review the causes of GIT ischaemia. 2) to show the radiological features of infarction from different anatomical parts of the GIT (Stomach, Small intestine and Large intestine). 3) to show that GIT ischaemia severity ranges from mild (generally transient superficial changes of intestinal mucosa) to more dangerous and potent
Pathophysiology of acute GIT ischaemia
Causes of GIT ischaemia
Radiological features of partial mural and transmural GIT ischaemia including bowel gangrene.
Radiological features of ischaemia in all GIT parts (stomach, small intestine and large bowel).
The role of CT in the diagnosis against abdominal Xray.
The major teaching points of this exhibit are:
Transmural ischaemia carries the highest mortality rate.
Regardless of the primary cause, GIT ischaemia usually produces similar radiological features.
Radiological finding of ischaemia on CT is sensitive and diagnostic.
Clinical findings should be correlated with Radiological findings in suspicious cases.
Pictorial Review of the Radiological Features of Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) Ischaemia. Radiological Society of North America 2011 Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, November 26 - December 2, 2011 ,Chicago IL. http://archive.rsna.org/2011/11001537.html