Pathophysiology of acute small bowel disease with CT correlation

N. Sarwani, R. Tappouni, J. Tice

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Abstract

The objective of this article is to review the pathophysiology of acute small bowel diseases, and to correlate the mechanisms of disease with computed tomography (CT) findings. Disease entities will be classified into the following: immune mediated and infectious causes, vascular causes, mechanical causes, trauma, and others. Having an understanding of acute small bowel pathophysiology is a useful teaching tool, and can lead to imaging clues to the most likely diagnosis of acute small bowel disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-82
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Radiology
Volume66
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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