Cystic Fibrosis, Amyloidosis, Vasculitis and other Rare Disorders

  • Michela Monteleone
  • Francesco Esposito
  • Gabriella Carnevale
  • Giovanni Maconi
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Intestinal ultrasonography has been proved as valid tool in inflammatory conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. However, little is known about the ultrasonographic features of rarer intestinal diseases, like cystic fibrosis, amyloidosis, vasculitis, HIV-related enteropathy. In these conditions, ultrasound may show changes of the intestinal wall, which together with clinical features, may speed up the diagnostic work up, and reduce the need of invasive and expensive procedures. Intestinal ultrasound may also be useful in the follow-up of these diseases.


Cystic Fibrosis Kawasaki Disease Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator Cystic Fibrosis Patient Hereditary Angioedema 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michela Monteleone
    • 1
  • Francesco Esposito
    • 2
  • Gabriella Carnevale
    • 3
  • Giovanni Maconi
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Biomedical and Clinical SciencesMilanItaly
  2. 2.Radiology UnitAzienda OspedalieraNaplesItaly
  3. 3.First Department of MedicineFondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, University of PaviaPaviaItaly

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