Computed Tomography (CT) in Gastric Urgencies: What radiologists need to know.
Review and illustrate the CT findings of urgent gastric pathology. Describe the key points for diagnostic imaging of gastric emergencies.
Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting are very frequent symptoms in patients who go to the emergency service. These symptoms can be secondary to pathologies such as gastritis, carcinoma, lymphoma, carcinoid, metastasis, bezoar or corrosive damage of the stomach. Clinical and laboratory tests are fre[...]
Findings and procedure details:
The stomach is divided into five segments: the cardia, the fundus, the body, the antrum and the pylorus. The arterial supply to the stomach comes from the three branches of the celiac axis: the left gastric, common hepatic and splenic arteries, forming two arterial arches. Numerous anastomoses mak[...]
With the development of new and better software techniques, the use of CT is becoming more frequent in urgent abdominal pathology. Although endoscopy plays an important role in the evaluation of acute gastric pathology, CT is often the first imaging technique performed in the emergency department an[...]
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