Gastrointestinal tract

  • L. Engelholm
  • C. Segebarth
  • J. De Toeuf
  • M. Zalcman
  • J. Jean-Mart


The radiological exploration of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract is generally accomplished with barium, as this contrast medium enables the detection of a wide variety of mucosal lesions. Computed tomography (CT) and sonography have proved their value for the detection of abnormalities of the wall or the extramural manifestations of the GI tract, as has endoscopic ultrasonography for the study of the rectum. These techniques show the thickening of the wall of hollow viscera, the exoluminal growth of tumors, (Figs. 1 and 2), as well as mesenteric extramural abnormalities, e. g. inflammatory or tumoral infiltration, lipomatosis or abscesses.


Abdominoperineal Resection Abnormal Lymph Node Fibrous Tract Perirectal Fascia Colonic Insufflation 
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  • L. Engelholm
  • C. Segebarth
  • J. De Toeuf
  • M. Zalcman
  • J. Jean-Mart

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