[Diagnostic ultrasonography of perforating foreign bodies of the digestive tract].

@article{Coulier1997DiagnosticUO,
  title={[Diagnostic ultrasonography of perforating foreign bodies of the digestive tract].},
  author={Bruno Coulier},
  journal={Journal belge de radiologie},
  year={1997},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={1-5}
}
Perforations of the gastrointestinal tract by ingested foreign bodies such as chicken or fish bones are rare and may occur at any site from the oesophagus to the rectum; the diagnosis is often very uneasy with conventional radiography. For many years, sonography has been more frequently requested as the first modality for the evaluation of abdominal pathology, and in many cases allowed a correct diagnosis to be reached without further assessment. We report six cases of complicated foreign… CONTINUE READING