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Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1995 Mar;7(3):279-81.

Erroneous diagnosis of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome in cystic fibrosis: clinical impact of abdominal ultrasonography.

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Department of Pulmonology, Leyenburg Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe the use of abdominal ultrasonography in the differential diagnosis of distal intestinal obstruction syndrome (DIOS).

DESIGN:

Four case reports.

SETTING:

Adult cystic fibrosis centre (140 patients).

PATIENTS:

Four cystic fibrosis patients presenting over 18 months with clinical symptoms suggestive of a DIOS which could not be substantiated.

OUTCOME:

In all cases abdominal ultrasound was valuable in making a diagnosis.

CONCLUSION:

Abdominal ultrasound is a useful diagnostic tool for differentiating a DIOS from other abdominal conditions.

PMID:
7743312
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