This is a state-of-the-art review of sonography of the gastrointestinal tract in fetuses, neonates and children. An introductory chapter compares sonography and magnetic resonance imaging of the fetal gastrointestinal tract. Coverage focuses on technique, pitfalls and findings in applications including antropyloric diseases, bowel obstruction, bowel wall thickening, colitis, appendicitis, intussusception, abdominal wall and umbilical abnormalities, intraperitoneal tumors and trauma, with high-quality illustrations. Includes a quiz based on 15 case reports.
Fetal Gastrointestinal Tract: US and MR.- Ultrasonographic Imaging of the Esophago-Gastric Junction.- Antro-Pyloric Abnormalities.- Bowel Obstruction in Neonates and Children.- Small Bowel Wall Thickening.- Infectious and Inflammatory Colitis.- Appendicitis.- Intussusception.- Abnormalities of the Omphalomesenteric Duct. Inguinal Hernias .- Intraperitoneal Masses.- Gastrointestinal Trauma.- Quiz (10 Cases Report).- Subject Index.- List of Contributors.