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Hodnett, PA,Maher, MM
2007
January
Best Practice & Research In Clinical Gastroenterology
Imaging of gastrointestinal and hepatic diseases during pregnancy
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diagnostic imaging pregnancy gastrointestinal diseases liver diseases BUDD-CHIARI SYNDROME INFLAMMATORY-BOWEL-DISEASE ELEVATED LIVER-ENZYMES ACUTE APPENDICITIS COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY ACUTE-PANCREATITIS ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASONOGRAPHY ACUTE CHOLECYSTITIS CROHNS-DISEASE DIAGNOSIS
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Imaging of the abdomen for suspected gastrointestinal and hepatic disease during pregnancy is assuming greater importance. Like clinical evaluation, imaging of the abdomen and pelvis is challenging but is vitally important to prevent delayed diagnosis or unnecessary interventions. Also choice of imaging modality is influenced by factors which could impact on fetal safety such as the use of ionising radiation and magnetic resonance imaging. This article discusses important issues in imaging of gastrointestinal and hepatic disease in pregnancy and the puerperium.
DOI 10.1016/j.bpg.2007.05.003
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