Spectrum of bowel wall thickening on ultrasound with pathological correlation in children

AbstractApplications for bowel US in children have been well described; however, less focus has been placed on patterns of bowel wall architectural change in specific disease states. This pictorial essay reviews normal bowel wall architecture and covers a variety of inflammatory, infectious, vascular and neoplastic disorders outside the neonatal period as seen on US, with illustrative pathological correlation. A thorough understanding of normal and abnormal bowel wall architecture can enrich sonographic interpretation and provide a valuable adjunct to appropriate clinical investigation.
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research