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Gastrointestinal Tract Sonography in Fetuses and Children

  • Provides a comprehensive account of the state of the art in sonography of the gastrointestinal tract in fetuses, neonates and children

  • Technique, pitfalls and findings in a wide variety of applications are examined, with the aid of high-quality illustrations

  • The unique information that may be provided by sonography is explained, and the book will be of value to all with an interest in this field


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Service de Radiologie PédiatriqueHôpital Arnaud de VilleneuveMontpellier Cédex 5France

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Gastrointestinal Tract Sonography in Fetuses and Children
  • Authors Alain Couture
    C. Baud
    F.L. Ferran
    Magali Saguintaah
    Corinne Veyrac
  • Series Title Medical Radiology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-43852-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07862-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-68917-1
  • Series ISSN 0942-5373
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 621
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews:

"This is a thorough review of disease processes in the gastrointestinal tract in neonates and children and their ultrasound findings. … General radiologists or pediatric radiologists are the target audience. The book has excellent ultrasound images of both routine and unusual cases of gastrointestinal tract pathology. … There are also excellent diagrams and tables and good quality pathology and intraoperative images. This high quality book offers an in-depth look at ultrasound of the gastrointestinal tract in children, detail that cannot be found elsewhere." (Julie Sossaman, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2008)

"This is an extremely impressive book. It is totally meticulous in its quality, detail and depth, with copious references. The text is annotated in paragraphs and points, useful for a reference text. I suspect it will appeal to radiologists with an interest in paediatrics … . It could be useful as a bench book in a general department, and likely more so in a teaching unit." (Anne Wake, RAD Magazine, May, 2009)

"The book is unique as it covers all important topics of the gastrointestinal tract and the diagnostic use of ultrasound. … the book can be recommended to all general and pediatric radiologists involved in ultrasound with a special focus on the evaluation of the gastrointestinal tract. It is an excellent tool for day-to-day use." (A. K. Dixon and Thomas Vogl, European Radiology, Vol. 19, 2009)