Imaging diagnosis of lupus enteritis--especially about sonographic findings

M. Shirato, N. Hisa, Y. Fujikura, K. Ohkuma, S. Kutsuki, K. Hiramatsu

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Abstract

We evaluated 4 cases of lupus enteritis by US, abdominal X-ray and CT. On US examinations, in particular, we observed ascites and edematous thickening of the small intestine where Kerckring folds with submucosal edema resembled an accordion. After steroid treatment and consequent improvement of the disease, we noticed disappearance of the intestinal thickening and ascites on US examination, compatible with the diagnosis of lupus enteritis. Based on these results, US was useful for the diagnosis and follow-up of lupus enteritis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1399
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica
Volume52
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Oct 25

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Oncology

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Shirato, M., Hisa, N., Fujikura, Y., Ohkuma, K., Kutsuki, S., & Hiramatsu, K. (1992). Imaging diagnosis of lupus enteritis--especially about sonographic findings. Nippon Igaku Hoshasen Gakkai zasshi. Nippon acta radiologica, 52(10), 1394-1399.