Role of sonography for evaluation of gastrointestinal foreign bodies

Takahiro Hosokawa, Yoshitake Yamada, Yumiko Sato, Yutaka Tanami, Ryosuke Nanbu, Shin Ichiro Hagiwara, Eiji Oguma

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Abstract

Foreign body ingestion is frequently encountered in children. The locations of the foreign bodies and the period during which they have been present in the thorax and abdomen are important for determining the method and timing of treatment. Although plain radiography and computed tomography are primarily used for assessment of foreign bodies, sonography without radiation is also useful for diagnosis of foreign bodies. This report describes 5 cases of foreign bodies in the digestive tract and the usefulness of sonography for real-time evaluation of foreign bodies with high spatial resolution. Physicians can use sonography along with radiography and computed tomography in cases involving foreign bodies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2723-2732
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Dynamic sonography
  • Foreign material
  • Guidelines
  • Pediatric ultrasound
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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