Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 139–141 | Cite as

Rapid water infusion: A technique in the ultrasonic discrimination of the gas-free stomach from a mass in the pancreatic tail

  • G. A. W. Gooding
  • F. C. Laing


A technique of rapid water infusion into the stomach is described as an ultrasonic method to differentiate the gas-free stomach presenting as a solid mass from a mass in the tail of the pancreas. The infusion permits delineation of the tail of the pancreas as a discrete structure.

Key words

Abdomen, ultrasonography Pancreas, diagnosis 


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. A. W. Gooding
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. C. Laing
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Ultrasound Section, Radiology ServiceVeterans Administration HospitalSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologySan Francisco General Hospital and University of California School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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