Journal of Korean Society of Medical Ultrasound 1989;8(1): 23-30.
sonographic diagnosis of intramural hematoma of gastrointestinal tract
Seong Ku Woo
ABSTRACT
Sonographic findings of nine cases of intramural hematoma of the gastrointestinal tract are presented. The duodenum was the most common site, followed by the ascending colon and the stomach. Intramural hematomas present as centrally or eccentrically located bowel mass of variable echogenicity: heter-ogeneously echogenic in six cases; hypoechoic in two case; anechoic in one case. In five cases of duodenal hematoma, the stomach and/or duodenal bulb were distended and filled with fluid. It is concluded that ultrasonography is a simple and useful tool in the diagnosis of intramural hematoma of the intestine.
Keywords: GI tract, US studies
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