Small bowel ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

Two examples of small bowel point of care ultrasound. Both patients have free intraperitoneal fluid which assists in making the bowel more conspicuous. In example one normal bowel wall thickness and peristalsis is seen. In example two there is bowel wall thickening without any peristalsis observed. 

Case Discussion

An example of normal small bowel peristalsis and of abnormal small bowel wall thickening on ultrasound in two patients with free intraperitoneal fluid. 

Images courtesy of Dr Kylie Baker. 

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rID: 48363
Published: 3rd Oct 2016
Last edited: 3rd Oct 2016
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