Gastrointestinal Tract Sonography in Fetuses and Children

  • Alain Couture
  • Catherine Baud
  • Jean Louis Ferran
  • Magali Saguintaah
  • Corinne Veyrac

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Alain Couture
    Pages 1-84
  3. Corinne Veyrac
    Pages 99-129
  4. Alain Couture
    Pages 131-251
  5. Catherine Baud
    Pages 253-296
  6. Catherine Baud
    Pages 297-339
  7. Alain Couture
    Pages 341-426
  8. Catherine Baud
    Pages 427-480
  9. Corinne Veyrac
    Pages 511-548
  10. Magali Saguintaah
    Pages 549-576
  11. Alain Couture, Anne Larroque, Jean Michel Faure, Jean Louis Ferran, Catherine Baud, Magali Saguintaah et al.
    Pages 577-604
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 605-617

About this book


Back cover text

Sonography of the gastrointestinal tract in fetuses, neonates and children entails no known biological risk, permits serial scanning and can provide information unobtainable with any other imaging modality. In experienced hands it can be used as the initial imaging technique in a number of gastrointestinal diseases and conditions. This book provides a comprehensive account of the current state of the art regarding sonography in this context. An introductory chapter compares the merits of sonography and magnetic resonance imaging of the fetal gastrointestinal tract. Subsequent chapters focus on the technique, pitfalls and findings in a wide variety of applications, including antropyloric diseases, bowel obstruction, bowel wall thickening, colitis, appendicitis, some types of intussusception, abdominal wall and umbilical abnormalities, intraperitoneal tumors, and trauma. In each case the sonographic morphology is considered in depth with the aid of high-quality illustrations. A concluding chapter comprises a quiz based on 15 case reports. Gastrointestinal Tract Sonography in Fetuses and Children will be of value to all with an interest in this field.


Tumor child fetuses gastrointestinal tract imaging magnetic resonance magnetic resonance imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neonates and children sonography ultrasonography

Authors and affiliations

  • Alain Couture
    • 1
  • Catherine Baud
    • 1
  • Jean Louis Ferran
    • 1
  • Magali Saguintaah
    • 1
  • Corinne Veyrac
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Radiologie PédiatriqueHôpital Arnaud de VilleneuveMontpellier Cédex 5France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43852-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68917-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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