Multidetector CT imaging in mesenteric ischemia - Pearls and pitfalls

Ashish Wasnik, Ravi K. Kaza, Mahmoud M. Al-Hawary, Peter S. Liu, Joel F. Platt

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Abstract

Mesenteric ischemia is a complex and devastating disease which still remains a diagnostic challenge to the clinicians due to non-specific clinical and laboratory findings. Several imaging features have been described with multidetector computed tomography which allows the diagnosis of mesenteric ischemia with high sensitivity and specificity. However, there are imaging features which overlap with other pathologies including benign inflammation and infection. Knowledge of imaging findings in mesenteric ischemia and its potential mimics is important in early and definitive diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-156
Number of pages12
JournalEmergency Radiology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bowel infarction
  • Bowel ischemia
  • Mesenteric ischemia
  • Multidetector computed tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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