International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
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International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A

Role of computed tomography in detection of mesenteric ischemia
Author(s)
Dr. Anil Kumar Bansal
Abstract
Background: Acute mesenteric ischemia is a life-threatening condition, with a reported mortality rate of 50–90%, that requires early diagnosis and treatment. The present study was conducted to assess small-bowel ischemia using CT scan.
Materials & Methods: 60 patients with small-bowel ischemia of both genders underwent CT examinations of the abdomen and pelvis by using 5-mm reconstruction thickness and 5-mm intervals through the abdomen and pelvis.
Results: Out of 60 patients, males were 40 and females were 20. Out of 60 patients, 45 (75%) were acute and 15 (25%). Common appearance was pneumatosis in 10 cases, SMA dissection in 12, bowel distention in 18 and bowel wall thickening in 45 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: In patients with acute mesenteric ischemia CT is an effective and efficient diagnostic tool.
Pages: 12-14 | Views: 305 | Downloads: 161
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anil Kumar Bansal. Role of computed tomography in detection of mesenteric ischemia. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2021;4(2):12-14. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2021.v4.i2a.194
International Journal of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging