Early clinical experience with direct peritoneal enhancement for abdominal computed tomography

Leslie W. Roub, Donald P. Orr, Kook Sang Oh, Burton P. Drayer, David L. Herbert

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Abstract

Improved visualization of the peritoneal cavity and its contents has recently become possible by performing abdominal paracentesis and intraperitoneal infusion of 7-15% meglumine diatrizoate prior to abdominal CT. Enhanced morphologic detail has been demonstrated in cadavers and prompted us to study a select group of patients with known or suspected abdominal masses. Case material is presented demonstrating the applicability of this technique in: localizing masses to the intra or extraperitoneal space; detecting tumor implants on the solid viscera and peritoneum; distinguishing between masses and adjacent viscera excluding invasion; defining the mural thickness of the hollow viscera; and illustrating normal CT anatomy. The indications and limitations of the technique are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-224
Number of pages8
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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