Title: Assessment of the correlation between high-frequency sonography and colonoscopy in some gastrointestinal disorders
- Agnieszka Mroczkowska-Juchkiewicz, Dorota Gołyska, Beata Janek, Agnieszka Brodzisz, Stanisław Skomra, Agnieszka Pawłowska-Kamieniak
- Contemporary Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Child Feeding
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- gastrointestinal tract, high-frequency ultrasonography
Introduction: High-frequency sonography is noninvasive, repetitive, low cost imaging method. Ultrasonography is important tool for bowel disease assesment, especially in inflammatory bowel disease.
Aim of study: Assessment of the correlation between high-frequency sonography (USG) and colonoskopy in bowel diseases
Matherial and methods: High-frequency ultrasound was performed in 53 children aged 1.7-17.6 years old with same gastrointestinal disorders. The examinations were done by Sonoline Siemens Elegra ultrasound scanner with linear transducer 7,5-9 MHz in axial and longitudinal planes, gray scale, applying harmonic mode and power Doppler modes.
Results: Ultrasonography demonstrated changes in 44 children. Bowel wall thickness was seen in 32 cases, mucosal and submucosal thickness in 21 cases, hypervascularized wall was observed in 17 children. Hyperechogenicity of the periintestinal fat was seen in patients
with Crohn disease (CD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Periintestinal lymph nodes was more frequent in CD compared to ulcerative colitis.
Conclusions: high-frequency ultrasonography is noninvasive, repetitive imaging method and can be used complementary for defferential
diagnosis bowel diseases.