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Examination of the Small Intestine by Means of Duodenal Intubation

  • Authors
  • J.┬áL.┬áSellink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 1-4
  3. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 5-8
  4. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 9-11
  5. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 12-17
  6. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 18-43
  7. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 44-55
  8. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 56-60
  9. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 61-85
  10. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 86-138
  11. J. L. Sellink
    Pages 139-140
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 141-148

About this book

Introduction

Our knowledge of the diseases of the small intestine has increased greatly since the second world war. The advances made in the auxiliary sciences, in particular biochemistry and histology, are mainly responsible and have led to their increased importance in this field. It is unfortunate that although radiology also contributed new understanding, it has not been able to match the progress of the other sciences. In spite of the advancements made in, for instance, vascular examination, radiology has experienced a relative decrease in its importance to the differential diagnosis of the diseases of the small intestine. The main reason for this is that radiology can only offer an extremely modest contribution to the differentiation between the many diseases with the malabsorption syndrome. In a number of cases, radiological differential diagnosis is in principle not possible because there are only histological and biochemical abnormalities of the mucous membrane of the small intestine without macroscopic abnormalities. There remain however many diseases with malabsorption for which a morphological examination can be highly valuable. This applies for: 1. diseases with gross anatomical abnormalities: anastomoses, fistulae, blind loops; strictures, adhesions; diverticula. 2. diseases with local, usually rather gross mucosal abnormalities: leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, lymphosarcoma; intra-mural bleeding; local edema due to venous congestion (e. g. thrombosis) or lymphatic obstruction (irradiation treatment). 3. diseases with more general mucosal abnormalities: edema due to: lymphangiectasis, allergic reactions, protein-losing enteropathy; amyloidosis, Whipple's disease, scleroderma.

Keywords

biochemistry chemistry contrast media diagnosis differential diagnosis diseases fat histology intubation leukemia patients radiation radiology small intestine treatment

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-7185-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-207-0297-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7185-2
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