Lesions of small bowel pose great difficulty in patients. The present study was conducted to assess small bowel lesions using CT scan in adult population.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 52 patients of suspected small bowel lesions of both genders. Clinical examination, location of lesions, presence of attenuation, degree, symmetry and extent of bowel wall thickening, presence of fat stranding, lymphadenopathy etc. were recorded. All patients underwent CT scan using Toshiba Aquillion CT scanner (16 slice).
Results: Out of 52 patients, males were 30 and females were 20. In males, 24 lesions were benign and 6 were malignant. In females, 18 lesions were benign and 4 were malignant. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Lesions were seen in deudenum in 10, ileum in 28 and jejunum in 14. 24 benign lesions showed homogenous attenuation, 18 displayed heterogeneous stratified attenuation and 10 malignant lesions had heterogeneous mixed attenuation. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: The most of the lesions were present in ileum followed by jejunum and deudenum. Most of the lesions were benign in nature.