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what can a test /small bowel ultrasound show?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
Several things: The small bowel ultrasound can demonstrate thickening of the bowel wall, distension of the small bowel, and sometimes a transition between distended and non-distended loops of bowel. Sometimes the may be demonstration of enlarged lymph nodes around the small bowel. In children, abnormalities in which a segment of bowel telescopes down another and causes a blockage (intussusception).

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Last updated Nov 17, 2013

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