RSNA 2011 

Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2011


Pictorial Review of the Radiological Features of Gastrointestinal Tract (GIT) Ischaemia

Education Exhibits

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.

Cite This Abstract

Abbas, M, Ramaema, D, 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.