Gastrointestinal Tract Perforation in the Newborn and Child: Imaging Assessment

Gary R. Schooler, Joseph T. Davis, Edward Y. Lee

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Gastrointestinal tract perforation can arise from various underlying etiologies ranging from congenital causes to ingested foreign bodies in the pediatric patient population. Imaging assessment in patients with suspected gastrointestinal tract perforation plays a central role in making the diagnosis and follow-up evaluation. This article reviews the more common etiologies of gastrointestinal tract perforation in pediatric patients, their imaging manifestations, and strategies for imaging assessment to assist the radiologist in arriving at a timely and accurate diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-65
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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