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Usefulness of ultrasound examinations in the diagnostics of necrotizing enterocolitis

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Usefulness of ultrasound examinations in the diagnostics of necrotizing enterocolitis

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dc.contributor.author Staryszak, Joanna pl
dc.contributor.author Stopa, Joanna pl
dc.contributor.author Kucharska Miąsik, Iwona pl
dc.contributor.author Osuchowska, Magdalena pl
dc.contributor.author Guz, Wiesław pl
dc.contributor.author Błaż, Witold pl
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-06T08:29:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-06T08:29:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1733-134X pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/42424
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Usefulness of ultrasound examinations in the diagnostics of necrotizing enterocolitis pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.description.physical 1-9 pl
dc.description.additional Bibliogr. s. 8-9 pl
dc.abstract.en Background: Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is one of the most serious disorders of gastrointestinal tract during neonatal period. Early diagnosis and adequate treatment are essential in the presence of clinical suspicion of NEC. Plain abdominal radiography is currently the modality of choice for initial evaluation of gastrointestinal tract in neonates. However, when the diagnosis is uncertain, abdominal ultrasound with bowel assessment might be an important complementary examination. The aim of the study was to evaluate usefulness of ultrasound in the diagnosis of NEC and its value for implementation of proper treatment. Material and Methods: The data of nine neonates diagnosed with NEC, hospitalized at the Provincial Hospital No. 2 in Rzeszow in the period from September 2009 to April 2013 was retrospectively analyzed. Apart from abdominal radiography, abdominal ultrasound with bowel assessment was performed in all nine cases. Imaging findings, epidemiological data, coexisting risk factors and disease course were assessed. Results: Most children in the group were preterm neonates. Findings in plain abdominal radiography were normal or nonspecific. A wider spectrum of findings was demonstrated in all ultrasound examinations and intestinal pneumatosis, a pathognomonic sign for NEC, was more frequently noted than in plain abdominal x-ray. Most children were treated by surgical intervention with resection of necrotic bowel loops and in more than half of the cases location of changes identified during surgery was concordant with ultrasonographic findings. Conclusions: Abdominal ultrasound examination might be helpful in the diagnosis of NEC, especially when plain abdominal radiography findings do not correlate with clinical symptoms. However, abdominal radiography is still considered the modality of choice. The range of morphological changes detectable on ultrasound examination is much wider than in plain abdominal radiography. Ultrasound examination allows for more accurate assessment of changes within intestines and adjacent tissues, which aids clinicians in making more accurate therapeutic decisions and implementing proper treatment. pl
dc.subject.en diagnostic imaging pl
dc.subject.en emergency treatment pl
dc.subject.en neonatology pl
dc.description.volume 80 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.12659/PJR.890539 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1899-0967 pl
dc.title.journal Polish Journal of Radiology pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY-NC-ND; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0; pl


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