The Small Intestine

  • Dina F. Caroline
  • D. D. T. Maglinte


Barium imaging remains the primary method for depiction of intrinsic small bowel pathology. Enteroclysis or the small bowel enema represents a significant improvement in the method of small bowel examination, both for the diagnosis of subtle pathology and for the demonstration of small bowel normality. Meticulously conducted oral small bowel examinations can be high-yield diagnostic procedures, particularly if the clinical reasons for referral genuinely suggest small bowel disease.


Small Bowel Celiac Disease Bowel Wall Small Bowel Obstruction Terminal Ileum 
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  • Dina F. Caroline
  • D. D. T. Maglinte

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