Acute Disease of the Abdominal Wall

  • Catherine Cyteval
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Various acute diseases, including hernia, hematoma, and abscess, can occur within the abdominal wall. Different imaging modalities have been used to confirm suspected abdominal wall lesions or postsurgical complications; adequate visualization of intra-abdominal organs and the abdominal wall, fast imaging acquisition, three-dimensional data sets, multiplanar reformation capabilities, and contrast material injection allowing visualization of vascularization in the abdominal wall are important advantages of multidetector row computed tomography compared with other modalities.


Inguinal Hernia Femoral Hernia Abdominal Wall Hernia Inguinal Ligament Rectus Abdominis Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service d’imagerie médicaleHôpital LapeyronieMontpellier Cedex 5France

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