Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 261–266 | Cite as

Radiological dwiagnosis in proven intraabdominal abscess formation: A comparison between plain films of the abdomen, ultrasonography and computerized tomography

  • Christer Lundstedt
  • Esbjörn Hederström
  • Torsten Holmin
  • Anders Lunderquist
  • Torben Navne
  • Torben Owman


Plain films of the abdomen, ultrasonography, and computed tomography were performed on 180 patients to rule out an intraabdominal abscess. The efficacy of the different modalities was reviewed in retrospect. Thirty-six of these 180 patients had a definite abscess formation. This was demonstrated in 65% of the plain film examinations, in 44% by ultrasonography, and in 94% by computerized tomography. Computed tomography seems efficient in ruling out abdominal abscess.

Key words

Abdomen, abscess Abdomen, plain films Abdomen, ultrasound Abdomen, computed tomography 


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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christer Lundstedt
    • 1
  • Esbjörn Hederström
    • 1
  • Torsten Holmin
    • 2
  • Anders Lunderquist
    • 1
  • Torben Navne
    • 2
  • Torben Owman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity HospitalLundSweden

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