Air insufflation of the colon as an adjunct to computed tomography of the pelvis

Alec J. Megibow, Elias A. Zerhouni, Donald H. Hulnick, Elliot R. Beranbaum, Emil J. Balthazar

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Abstract

Air insufflation of the colon as an adjunct to pelvic CT examinations was performed in 49 patients for evaluation of a known or suspected pelvic mass or in follow-up of treated pelvic tumors. This safe, simple method of colonic visualization clearly outlines the rectosigmoid colon and permits a reliable assessment of the mucosa, wall thickness, and extrinsic abnormalities, thereby improving diagnostic accuracy in staging pelvic malignancy and evaluating pelvic pathology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)797-800
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume8
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1984
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Abnormalities
  • Colon
  • Computed tomography
  • Neoplasm
  • Pelvis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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